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Google and Levi’s to launch the Commuter X Jacquard Smart Jacket

Google and Levi’s to launch the Commuter X Jacquard Smart Jacket

There is no denying the fact that Google and innovation go hand in hand. With that said, the world’s largest online search giants have yet again come up with something different this time around as well. The recently concluded Google I/O is an annual platform that showcases what the future (and Google) holds in store for us. Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects division (ATAP) made a bunch of cool announcements including the much awaited Project Ara (arriving in 2017), Project Soli and Project Jacquard, ATAP’s touch – sensitive fabric project. Speaking at the event, Google’s Technical Program lead Dr. Ivan Poupyrev, who is also currently heading the ATAP division announced a new collaboration with Levi’s to launch their famous Commuter jacket with the new technology built inside. Using sensors weaved into the fabric, Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket connects to a user’s phone and allows them to interact with it by touching a specific portion of the sleeve. Functions include answering/rejecting calls, as well as integration with services like Spotify, Google Maps and Strava. Google also plans on releasing APIs that will open the gateway for more developers in the future. As far as the jacket’s durability is concerned, Poupyrev says you can handle it like any other jacket; you just need to make sure to remove the Bluetooth chip on the sleeve’s button loop before washing. Levi’s Commuter X jacket with Project Jacquard is expected to launch their beta this fall while the worldwide launch will be sometime in spring 2017. We’ll keep you guys posted on any further developments. So what do you guys think about this new “smart” fashion apparel? Would it be another addition to your...

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Google and Maserati announce World’s First Android Car

Google and Maserati announce World’s First Android Car

When Google first announced Android Auto back in 2014 at Google I/O, it started creating a lot of enthusiasm amongst car owners worldwide. Two years down the line, drivers today can easily access the fascinating world of Android running on compatible vehicles that interface with the Android Auto app. As always, Google is once again creating major strides this year at the ongoing Google I/O 2016 developer’s conference in California with a bunch of new and exciting announcements. The company announced the world’s first Android car in collaboration with Maserati, one of the world’s most luxurious car manufacturers. Even though this is just an initial concept, we do get a fair idea of what we could expect from Android Auto in the future. Android Auto currently works in sync with the supported apps at the same time mirroring them onto the car’s mounted display. The Maserati on the other hand is running Android natively without the need of syncing it with secondary devices like a smartphone or tablet. The dashboard comprises of a huge 4K display which not only acts as your infotainment hub, but it also allows you to operate core vehicle functionality thanks to new APIs and features recently announced with Google’s upcoming (yet to be named) OS, Android N. That means the same screen from which you’ve grown accustomed to playing music, making calls, and controlling navigation will now let you set your car’s air conditioning and seat warmers. This particular car actually has seat vibrators, controllable directly from the dash screen. The bottom of the screen shows 5 primary buttons: Navigation Phone Home Screen Audio/Multimedia System Apps The home screen shows a stream of relevant content on large, easily scrollable cards such as recent calls, possible destinations, and other bits of information you’re likely to want to see. And ofcourse you’ll have access to Android Auto optimized apps such as Pocketcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and Pandora. The experience looks brilliant on the huge 13-inch display, especially the big and bold maps while navigating. It’s all powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 828 chipset, including the 720p display found behind the steering wheel. As mentioned earlier, the new Android Auto car integration is still in its early stages and there aren’t any consumer-ready vehicles that have been announced as yet. We do expect to hear more from Google in the months to come and hope for more compatible models sometime in 2017. What are your thoughts on Android Auto’s new features? We would love to hear your views in the comments below. Cheers!!                                   Source:...

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Huawei Smart Watch boasts to have more than 40+ Watch Faces

Huawei Smart Watch boasts to have more than 40+ Watch Faces

The Huawei Watch has made its place among the smartwatch greats such as the Moto 360, the LG Urbane 2 and so on. It offers an array of watch faces, feels like a premium watch and is just a cool gadget to wear. Thanks to Android Wear Marshmallow (Android 6.0.1), the watch has received a bunch of enhancements, including improvement in battery life. Huawei just released a press release stating that the Huawei Smartwatch has more than 40 stock watch  faces available to use. That is an impressive amount, but would you use all of them? What is your favorite Android Wear smartwatch? Do let us know! Huawei Smart Watch offers more than 40+ Dial Faces There are a number of technology manufacturers in the market that produce a large variety of smart products, including the-wearable. Among these high quality products, Huawei wearable taking lead with respect to the innovative ideas of designing, best quality and above all stunning displays. These are the essential requirements of the markets that can never be overlooked by the manufacturers. The Huawei Watch is the best wearable that offers an experience of a whole new level after the update of Marshmallow. This will certainly go to keep the watch in a strong position to sway over the market for an even longer period. On the contrary, other competitors could not consider this as a better option with their products. Smart watches by Huawei have the distinct qualities to allure the customer market, i.e. wide array of stylish looks and designs, manufactured with innovative approach and best display features. But the most amazing of these are the recently introduced concept of 40 plus dial faces in a single Huawei smart watch. It is truly amazing to have a watch of which one can change the dial face and not only the color of the dial. Apart from the updates, Huawei wearable are perfectly designed with a variety of designs and styles, so one can freely choose among these according to their taste or style. Huawei wearable, also, offer the ladies version exclusively. Again, Huawei is the only technology manufacturer to bring the smart watch for women; otherwise the rest of the market has no such approach to serve the feminine customers. Moreover, the large range of Huawei products vary in leather or chain strips, stainless steel body, gorgeous designs and classical black leather watch. Another aspect considered eagerly by the company is to come up with the products that do not get outdated within a short span of 1 year. And for this Huawei has already joint ventured with Google recently. The idea behind this is to provide latest...

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Turn your skin into a smartwatch touch screen with SkinTrack

Turn your skin into a smartwatch touch screen with SkinTrack

Since the last few years, smart devices (of various shapes and sizes) have been on a rise especially smart watches that have created a lot of waves in recent times. Companies such as Samsung, Apple, Motorola, Huawei and LG to name a few are constantly involved in enhancing the core functionality and features of these little gadgets who’s proper utility still needs to be ascertained. Being a smart watch user myself, the one issue that tends to nag me is the small screen size which sometimes makes navigation slightly difficult as there is not a lot of room for swiping around like on a smart phone. Things are about to change though thanks to a research group at Carnegie Mellon University who have come up with a unique idea that lets users utilize their skins as a secondary touch display. Confused? Amazed? The team is currently working on a new found technology called “SkinTrack” which as the name suggests, allows users to use their skin as a secondary touch screen. The sensors are embedded inside a signal emitting ring on your finger along with four tiny electrodes in the watchband. When your finger makes contact with your watch-wearing arm, the electrodes detect the distance away from the watch. SkinTrack not only detects simple taps and swipes, but also continuous drawing. Another handy feature is the option to use various navigational shortcuts on your arm and hands. You can drag apps off the watch screen and pin them to yourself. It’s also possible to draw letters on your hand to open up apps. Simple gestures for example can include “N” for news, “S” for activating silent mode, “A” for accessing the address book etc.  The technology is still in its early stages but has most certainly paved the pathway for what the future has in store for smart watches. Check out the video to have a better understanding of how this prototype actually works and do share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Cheers !!                                         Source:...

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Cheezmall.com – A new E-Commerce store in the hood

Cheezmall.com – A new E-Commerce store in the hood

E-Commerce stores are sprouting up a dime a dozen these days, but then there are some which get your attention. Cheezmall.com is one such eCommerce store. The formal launch of CheezMall took place on 29th January 2016 at Pearl Continent, Lahore. Unlike its competitors, CheezMall does not outsource its payment and delivery system. CheezMall offers Cash on Delivery service on every transaction, which is a breakthrough in the e-commerce industry of Pakistan. With the Chinese supplier base of more than 200,000 Cheezmall.com brings a new revolution of online shopping in Pakistan. Through these deals, products are available at extremely lower as a limited time offer. The portal operates in four major categories including Electronics, Home and Bedding, Appliances, Apparels and also some Automobile parts. The nerve center of this portal for Pakistan is located in Shanghai, China. At the event, Zuk Mobile was also launched. Zuk mobile is a subsidiary of Lenovo and is offering its products for the first time in Pakistan, through CheezMall. The phone will be available from 19th February 2016 and has already created a lot of excitement in the market. VP CheezMall, Nino mentioned: “The E-commerce has already been a phenomenon in all over the world, with the transaction figures continuously reaching to a new record, the most importantly thing is every individual actually benefit these changes from it!And CheezMall , a Chinese background company with sophisticated E-commerce operation experience and very powerful supply chain resources, will bring this benefit into Pakistan through its “Flash Sale E-commerce module” aiming to bring consumer the best product with best price under best service; And along this journey, Cheezmall will join hands with strategic partners in Pakistan to achieve this: Mobicash will be the online payment solution for cheezmall customer, HBL will help customer to enjoy online credit/debit card payment and OCS will be our logistics key contributor to deliver product as required ; With all these endeavour in the same direction, we firmly believe that E-commerce will flourish in Pakistan and CheezMall will benefit every online shopping consumer’ The Event was star studded by QB and Mustafa Zahid’s performance which resulted in a successful Launch event. Visit the website today and get on...

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Let the Force be with your smartphone with these cute little Star Wars Power Banks

Let the Force be with your smartphone with these cute little Star Wars Power Banks

  With Star Wars: The force Awakens literally taking the world….no wait I should rather say Galaxy by storm, what better way to celebrate the success of this legendary franchise than to have your very own cute little Star Wars power tube. Don’t let their size fool you, the small device comes equipped with a powerful 2600 mAh battery which could give your smartphone a nice little boost for a at least 6-8 hours on a full charge.   The devices are available in all the various Star Wars characters from the old ones to the latest including my personal favorite the full black Kylo Ren variant. MimoPower, the company behind these  innovative gadgets had put them up on display at the recently concluded CES in Las Vegas. The Star Wars Power Tubes are retailing at just $30 and you can order yours from Amazon          So don’t let the Dark side affect your smartphone’s battery, get your Star Wars Power Tube now ! Let us know which one among these little fellows did you go for. Cheers...

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