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Aria – The Clip On that adds Gesture Control to Android Wear Smart Watches

Aria – The Clip On that adds Gesture Control to Android Wear Smart Watches

We have all seen a lot of movies where hi-tech machines are run using  finger gestures. Now thanks to a kick starter project call Aria u can almost achieve that feat. Aria is basically a clip on for Android Wear and Pebble smart watches which lets users use various finger gestures to do different tasks. It is an accessory which will set your hands free to achieve various tasks on your smart watch which would normally need a swipe or tap. The companion app is used to set the various gestures that include tapping, flicking your fingers, and closing and opening your hand. Aria clips on the inside of the smart watch band making it almost unseen by the human eye when the smart watch is worn. The one made for Pebble smart watches connects via Bluetooth Low Energy, so it does not have any battery of its own. The Android Wear one on the other hand, has its own battery. The Android Wear clip on will cost you around $169 because it is built specially for developers. The Pebble version is much cheaper, $100 cheaper to be precise, for around $69. Currently this will not support Apple Watches, but you can connect it to your Apple Watch and use it to control some apps on your iPhone or iPad.   Source:...

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Something Hot is coming at Daraz.pk

Something Hot is coming at Daraz.pk

Pakistan’s largest selling online e-commerce store Daraz.pk has something up its sleeve. A lot of buzz is going about on the social media about a #HotSecret that is about to come. As the teaser video suggests, its loving, its fast and something you can trust. Plus you can put it in your pocket as well. I wonder what THAT could be? Any guesses? If you think you can guess correctly then head over to their Facebook and Twitter page. If you guess it correctly you can Win it! So, what are you all waiting for? Start...

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Lenovo brings us the world’s first “Selfie” Flash for smartphones

Lenovo brings us the world’s first “Selfie” Flash for smartphones

With the love for selfies growing exponentially, it seems fiting for OEM’s to shift their focus from not only innovative smartphone hardware but to certain accessories that are truly heading in the right direction as far as shaping up the future is concerned. Every smartphone today has amazing cameras catered together with powerful LED flash but the one major worry (though it wouldn’t be the end of the world even if it wasn’t but anyway) is the fact that most smartphones today even though come with high resolution front facing “selfie” cameras, the one major thing missing from their repertoire is the option to take those perfect night time selfies under extremely low lit conditions. Thanks to Lenovo, those days are soon to be long forgotten with the launch of the world’s first Lenovo Vibe Xtension Selfie Flash at the recently concluded CES 2015 in Las Vegas. The Lenovo Selfie Flash features 8 LEDs in a small ring that connects to your smartphone via the 3.5mm headphone jack. Plug it in, launch your camera app and you’re good to go. The 8 LEDs are powerful enough to illuminate your selfies even in a pitch dark room. The device works natively with the Lenovo camera app but even if you don’t own a Lenovo smartphone, you can still easily use the device on any smartphone having a 3.5mm headphone jack. The LED’s can be switched on manually by pressing a small button at the back of the device which also enables to you to use it as a camera button to snap those perfect selfies. According to Lenovo, the Selfie Flash can take upto a 100 selfies on a full charged battery and can be either used for taking selfies or for enhancing the quality of pictures taken with the rear camera if the device is turned the other way around. As for now the Lenovo Selfie Flash would be made available only in Europe and Asia by April for $29. For those of you residing in North America and other regions can still order the device from Lenovo’s website starting this April. As always, this year’s CES was also full of surprises and we’ve got plenty more of exciting goodies for you guys so do stick around. Cheers...

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Samsung Gear S – The First Curved Standalone Sim Enabled Smart watch

Samsung Gear S – The First Curved Standalone Sim Enabled Smart watch

Samsung at the IFA 2014 in Berlin was on quite a role, unveiling two smart phones (Galaxy Note 4 and  Note Edge), a Virtual Reality headset and a smart watch. The smart watch in particular is what we going to talk about today.  The new member of the Gear family is called the Gear S. What sets this smart watch apart from the rest is that it is a “standalone” smart watch, meaning it can house a sim card and use data to work its wonders. It does not need to be paired with a smart phone via Bluetooth or WiFi, though you have the option to do that too. The Gear S is a curved smart watch, which fits comfortably on your wrist. The display on the watch is a 2 inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 360×480 pixels (300PPI). The front face of the watch houses a home button, similar to those found in other Gear watches. The OS running the Gear S is Samsung’s very own Tizen software, which has been improved quite a bit compared to its predecessors. Now as this particular smart watch has a sim card, you will surely be getting many texts, so the watch has its very own little keyboard, which you can use to reply back, Autocorrect really helps when typing. If, you find it hard to type on such a small screen then no worries, you can always use the Speech-to-text feature to reply back to your text messages. Now using the device is not all that hard either, when you swipe left from the clock face screen, a notification center appears where all the notifications of your various apps can be found. Now, if you swipe to the right a home screen comes up where it shows your recently used apps. Finally when you swipe up your app drawer open us, where you can use the numerous apps available at your disposal to really bring out the full potential of the smart watch. On the hard ware front, it has the industry par 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory. At the heart of the device lies a 1 GHz Dual-core processor and is powered by a 300mAh battery which lasts for 2 days on a single charge. The smart watch also comes with your usual connectivity options which include WiFi 802.11n, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB 2.0. The watch is also IP67 certified making it resistant to mostly all weather conditions.  The Gear S also comes with a ton of sensors, an Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV and Barometer. The watch will be available for around 399 Euros...

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ASUS ZenWatch – Time-honored Tradition, Smart Innovation

ASUS ZenWatch – Time-honored Tradition, Smart Innovation

  The IFA 2014 Trade Show in Berlin seems to be the talk of the town, with various OEM’s coming with new devices. Samsung came up with their new flagship the Galaxy Note 4 and a first of its kind Galaxy Note Edge. Also in the smart watch department they unveiled their new Galaxy S smart watch. Now talking about smart watches, ASUS finally lifted the curtains on its very own smart watch the ASUS ZenWatch.  On the looks front, you can already tell from the picture above, its a classy looking watch. The body of the watch is metal and has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on it for extra protection. The straps are leather, giving it a very premium and sophisticated look. The 1.63 inch display on the watch is AMOLED having a resolution of 320×320, 278ppi. The smart watch is a new member of the Android wear family, so it basically has all the features, of a standard Android wear device. On top of that the ASUS ZenWatch has a couple of neat little features as well, for example you can unlock your phone straight from the watch. When a call is incoming you can just put your hand on the watch to silence the call (pretty helpful in most situations).  How many times have you put your phone in a place you cannot find, well now you can easily track your phone down with Tap Tap and Find my phone options in the watch. ASUS Remote Camera app lets you use, your watch’s display to control your smart phone’s camera, some pretty spy stuff there!! Lastly, the presentation controls in the watch act as a remote during your presentations or lecture. The ASUS ZenWatch also doubles up as a health monitor companion. A feature call Wellness Manager measures steps taken, calories burned, activity duration, heart rate, exercise intensity and relaxation level. So you wont have to wear a separate sport ever band again. Asus ZenWatch Tech Specs Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 1.2GHz CPU OS System: Android Wear Memory: 512MB RAM Storage: 4GB EMMC Display: AMOLED1.63″, 320×320, 278ppi touch display Cover Lens: 2.5D curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 Sensor: 9 Axis Sensor , ,Bio sensor Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 USB Port: Micro USB on Charging Cradle Audio: Built-in microphone Battery: Polymer 1.4Wh Water Resistance: IP55 Colors: Silver and rose gold color layering, Brown leather strap Size: 50.6 x 39.8 x 7.9-9.4mm Body Weight: 50g Strap Weight: 25g The device will be available for most markets by October and will be around 199 euro. Though the dollar conversion is yet to be seen, we’ll have to wait for it to release in...

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First look at HP’s upcoming Luxury Smart Watch

First look at HP’s upcoming Luxury Smart Watch

Smart watches are coming in abundance right now, but lets be honest except for the Moto 360 none have that elegance about them.  HP have took upon themselves to come up with a smart watch which gives provides all the neat little functions in tandem with the sophistication of any leading watch manufacturer. HP have joined hands with a company called Gilt and fashion designer Michael Bastian to design this magnificent time piece. The US Designer has said the design of the smart watch is from the inspiration of a luxury car dash board, its elegant and shows you at a quick glance whatever you require. Talking about specifics, the only thing we know so far is that the smart watch has a circular 44mm stainless steel case with three interchangeable straps. black rubber, brown rubber and an olive green nylon strap. There are also rumors of a limited Black Edition as well. The device will support BOTH Android and iOS and will come with its own companion app. The smart watch itself will be running on HP’s own operating system, but still no confirm news as yet.  Other than that no such news about memory, display or any internal specs have been brought to light as yet. The device is expected to arrive by fall 2014, but still everything has been kept hush hush by HP. So if you have been searching for a smart watch to buy, then maybe you should wait a bit longer for this beauty to get released. Be warned though, this may not be as cheap as its competitors in the market these days. If you get to hear any more news do let us know in our comments below, till then the only thing we can do is...

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