Holiday Tech Gadgets Gift Ideas

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As we gear up for the holidays, we ultimately start thinking of what to get people. Whether you are traveling for the holidays, are one of those people who have a hard time making a holiday gift list or you’re doing some holiday shopping for the businessperson who seems to have it all, there are many new gadgets available. The following is a list of tech gadgets gift ideas I recommend for you or any other businessperson on the go.

Tech Gadgets Gift Ideas for You

GlobaTrac: Trakdot Luggage Tracker

This palm-sized device fits into your luggage and has worldwide location reporting through your cell phone. You can connect multiple cell phones to one device or track multiple devices from one cell phone. It will send you an SMS text message or email upon arrival with the location of your luggage and help you find it when you are within 160 feet of it at the baggage claim. You can also track your luggage location history online at the Trakdot website with your PC. The cost is $59.95 with an $8.99 activation fee and $12.99 annual fee.

  • Optional Mobile Application: There are mobile apps available for iOS and some Android devices (Note 2, Galaxy S3, S4).
  • Battery Operated: Requires 2 AA batteries.

Kensington Tough Case “BlackBelt”

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What to say? This tough case for iPad is what you need if you worry about dropping your iPad on a hard surface. I have tested a lot of cases and this one was built to take some punishment, inadvertent, of course. It is a bit heavy, but took the bounces and hard jolts I gave it. Comes in pretty colors, too.

Bracketron: Twist & Charge USB Charger

If you are tired of trying to decide which device you want to charge first, this offers an option to charge two devices via one electrical outlet. They created a flat plug, in essence, that nestles flat behind anything else you want to plug in. This surge-protected USB outlet rotates 270 degrees for convenient charging. Price: $17.95. It’s pretty cool.

  • Mobile Devices: Supports most mobile devices including MP3 players and Smartphones.
  • Tiny: Fits into any briefcase, purse, laptop bag, or backpack.

Griffin: SkyView Travel Seatback Mount for Mobile Devices

Whether you are traveling by airplane, bus or train, you can use this device to mount your Smartphone, media player or compact ereader tablet on the tray table of the seat in front of you. It fits over the seatback latch and grips it to provide a secure stable mount or acts as a freestanding device stand on tray tables. This gadget can allow adults to have one more hands-free data sources open or keep children entertained. It’s $29.99.

  • Adjustable Angle: Allows you to position your device for comfortable viewing.
  • Adjustable Cradle: Fits devices up to 5.25” x 8” (13.3 cm x 20.3 cm).

New Trent: Travelpak

The Travelpak is a sleek, powerful external battery with an integrated AC adapter that is compatible with most USB-based devices. It is also an integrated AC adapter that allows users to charge two USB-based devices concurrently while the battery is plugged into an outlet. The USB ports are compatible with most tablets (2.1A) and smartphones (1A). The price is $44.95 to $49.95. I included these guys in a previous battery roundup.

  • Two battery strengths: You can purchase a 4,000 mAh or the longer lasting 7,000 mAh (Travelpak Plus).
  • LED: There is an ambient status indicator lights that can double as a nightlight or mini-flashlight.

Safe Skies: TSA Luggage Locks

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Safe Skies offers a wide variety of cable locks, luggage straps, combination locks and padlocks to protect your luggage. Their locks give travelers peace of mind while traveling and come in a variety of designs, colors and styles to meet every need. These all come with a guarantee that they will not be clipped at the airport. If your lock is clipped, it will be replaced by Safe Skies free of charge. They range in price from $8.95 to $20.95.

  • Baggage Screener Torch (this is the logo/symbol that stamps it as TSA approved): Allows baggage screeners to identify, open, inspect and relock your luggage with ease.
  • International Recognition: Locks are accepted and recognized by TSA and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs of the United Kingdom. Who can argue with the Queen?

Seidio: Innotraveler Universal Car Mount

This car mount allows you to position your Smartphone or similar device in an easy access position on your windshield. The locking suction cup and reusable adhesive pads provide a secure mount and won’t leave sticky residue behind. It offers an adjustable arm and doesn’t take up a lot of space on the window. Price: $34.95.

  • Compatibility: Works with any device with a screen size of up to 5.5” (iPhone, Blackberry Z10, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 2, etc.).
  • Lightweight: It is only 4.4 oz.

Kinivo: BTH240 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

You can directly stream music and more from your mobile device using these Bluetooth headphones. These are not earbuds, but actual over your head stereo headphones with a lightweight, foldable design. Honestly, this is one of the first headphone sets I have found to be truly comfortable. In fact, I had to give up my pair to my wife who fell in love with them. The built-in microphone cancels noise and will automatically pause music when you receive an incoming call. Their price is $49.99.

  • Bluetooth Enabled: They can connect to any Bluetooth device to provide wire-free and hands-free audio.
  • Battery Operated: The integrated rechargeable battery lasts for 10 hours of continuous audio or 200 hours on standby.

Airsleep

This is an app for your iOS that will transform your mobile device into a sleep system. It is designed to provide restful and restorative sleep for travelers to counter jet lag and fatigue. Using both calming sounds and patented Dreamwave Technology, it activates your brain’s “deep sleep” response and delta waves so you can get the rest you need. The initial app is free (for a limited time) and comes with three calming sounds preloaded into it. You can purchase additional sound packages for $0.99.

  • Airplane Mode: All the apps work when your device is set on airplane mode.
  • Customizable: The easy-to use interface allows you to adjust both the background audio and the length you would like the program to run.

Griffin Technology: iTrip Auto

Griffin’s iTrip was designed to turn the audio from your Apple device into a FM signal and transmit it through your car radio. The iTrip Auto uses this technology and acts as a charger and an inline remote that allows you to play/pause or go forward/backward. It uses SmartSound technology to maintain the highest quality of sound by adjusting signal levels. The one-button setup finds the best open frequency for you with SmartScan but also allows you to tune traditionally. The cost is $59.99.

  • Programmable: Lets you pre-set your most frequently used settings.
  • App Integration: A free download from the iTunes App Store allows you to integrate with your iPhone and iPod touch.

Prong: PocketPlug

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The PocketPlug solves two problems with one device. It is a sleek, durable, lightweight case for your iPhone and it is a portable charging solution with a retractable plug. It also includes an integrated USB port to provide for any additional charging needs. It automatically enhances the audio of your device by redirection of sound from the speaker to the front. The price of this two-in-one device is $59.95 – $69.95.

  • Compatibility: There are two models: One for the iPhone 5/5s and one for the iPhone 4/4s.
  • Color Selection: It comes in black or white.

Satechi: USB Portable Humidifier

You can convert an ordinary bottle of water into a humidifier, mister or aroma diffuser to create a relaxing, soothing environment with this device. It attaches to the top of most water bottles or glasses and adds moisture to the air, providing relief for coughs, colds, itchy dry skin, chapped lips and other maladies caused by dry air. Filters should be changed every 3 months depending on how frequently it is used. The humidifier is $29.99, and filter replacements are $4.99.

  • Unique: It might just help you breathe easier if you are in a tough spot.
  • Low Power Consumption: It automatically shuts off after 8 hours and uses only 2 watts of power when it is operating.
  • USB Powered: Uses a USB 2.0 or 3.0. Tether it to your laptop or an auxiliary battery (see link above).

Toddy Gear: Pocket Toddy

Marketed as your “on-the-go SmartCloth,” this travel-sized tech cloth is engineered to clean glasses, camera lenses, smartphones, laptop screens and other sensitive devices. Made from 100% microfiber, each cloth has both a plush side to clean and silky side to polish your gadgets. It folds into a neat pocket-like package with an elastic band that attaches easily to any key chain, purse, or backpack. Each one is $9.99.

  • Easy Care: It says you can machine wash it and dry it, but I just wash mine by hand and hang it on something to air dry.
  • Style Choices: If you need stylish ways to clean your glasses or screens, this is it.

id America Spark In-Ear Headphones

If an in-ear headphone can be ergonomic, these are it. These earbuds start at $48.00. Precision acoustics, hip and snug design. Love ’em.

  • Truly Comfortable (I have worn mine for hours without noticing.)
  • Comes with a little case to protect your investment.

If you need something a little more light-hearted, perhaps even as a joke, then check out three of these four items from blogger Shaan Haider, including the PC Prankster. 

What will you get that business owner, executive or tech gadget enthusiast who has everything this holiday season?

Wish List Photo via Shutterstock

Check out our Business Gift Giving Guide for more tips about holiday trends.

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It’s Time to Invest In Tech for Your Small Business – Now What?

Are you a fledgling entrepreneur? To help get your dream up-and-running, here's a list of the must-have technology for your new small business.

Entrepreneurs have enough on their plate without worrying about the technological needs of their new business. Between complicated and highly technical infrastructure, advanced operating systems and constantly evolving technologies, it can be difficult for the most steadfast of IT pros to keep up.

The majority of today’s enterprises share many of the same IT needs, so there are some generic steps you can follow to ensure your company’s capacity for doing business in the 21st century.

Must-Have Technology for Your New Small Business

Computer Hardware

Think of your computer hardware as the basic infrastructure of your entire IT operation. Personal and laptop computers, user workstations, mainframe systems, dedicated servers and even the wires, hubs and routers that connect them are all a part of your company’s most rudimentary of technological needs.

Modern computers are powerful enough today that nearly any store-bought model could run a business, but the majority of consumer-oriented PCs are geared toward gaming, multimedia or online streaming. As you can probably tell, none of these applications are useful when maintaining an enterprise.

Servers provide you with massive amounts of storage that are accessible by any devices within your business network. They are incredibly helpful when launching a new business because many servers are scaleable, meaning they can be upgraded and expanded, as your IT requirements grow.

The hardware needed to run a successful enterprise ultimately depends on your area of business. For many, a system with a speedy processor and a relatively low amount of RAM will suffice. If you have a server, you can also afford to skimp on the storage capacity of your individual workstations and devices.

Computer Software

Once you decide on the exact type of hardware you’ll run, it’s time to choose your software. There are a plethora of options available, but companies tend to use Windows or Linux. In fact, Microsoft currently accounts for roughly 75 percent of all enterprise systems today.

In contrast, Linux is currently used on 99 percent of supercomputers across the world. There are a number of different Linux distributions available, including Red Hat, Ubuntu, SUSE and more. Some of these platforms are compatible with Microsoft Windows, which bolsters the usefulness and versatility of all systems involved, but most businesses don’t require a Linux-powered supercomputer.

People who value security may want to consider Apple computers. Mac OS X is generally more secure than both Windows and Linux, so enterprises dealing with confidential or highly sensitive materials might require the additional protection.

Industrial Computers

Some businesses might require an industrial computer. They were once reserved for the largest of corporations and academic institutions, but they’re now used by companies of all sizes. Built specifically with durability, reliability and efficiency in mind, today’s industrial computers maintain their performance in the toughest of environments. Common applications include manufacturing, mining, commercial transportation, national defense, aerospace and more.

Industrial computers are slightly more advanced than their consumer-level counterparts, but many of the same tips apply when choosing an industrial system for your business. The speed and reliability of the computer’s processor should be the topmost priority, with system RAM and storage capacity of lesser importance.

Intel has made it easy to gauge the general performance of its processors simply by looking at its name. By assigning specific codenames to each new generation of processor, they’ve made it easy to tell the new from the old. The first generation of Intel processors, for example, received the nickname of Avondale. The fourth and most recent generation carries the moniker of Haswell.

Mobile Connectivity

With so many consumers now using mobile technology on a daily basis, including smartphones, laptops and a myriad of other devices, it only makes sense for business to try and accommodate business on the go. It isn’t a viable option in some cases, but businesses that utilize a mobile workforce typically see reduced absenteeism, improved employee morale and even greater productivity.

Apart from benefiting your new company, the integration of mobile technology with your new business can have other effects, too. Your company will produce a smaller carbon footprint, experience lower overhead costs and stay on top of the latest advancements in IT.

Supporting Startup Success Through Technology

There’s an undeniable mainstream reliance on modern computing, so entrepreneurs should take every step possible when building their enterprise IT systems. Given the highly technical and advanced nature of the job at hand, you might want to recruit the help of an IT professional to judge IT needs, install infrastructure and commission software.

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LeEco takes on tech titans in US

LePro 3 will be priced at $399 and Le S3 at $249 when they become available to US buyers. Photo: AFP

LePro 3 will be priced at $399 and Le S3 at $249 when they become available to US buyers. Photo: AFP

San Francisco: A Chinese Internet colossus referred to as a combination of Netflix, Apple, Amazon and Tesla announced on Wednesday it is taking on US tech titans on their home turf.

LeEco is jumping into a fiercely competitive US smartphone market with LePro 3 and its ‘little brother’ Le S3, pricing them lower than flagship models from rivals to entice people over to its “ecosystem” of online offerings.

LePro 3 will be priced at $399 and Le S3 at $249 when they become available to US buyers at the company’s LeMall.com e-commerce website on 2 November.

Analysts expected it to take more than bargains on handsets to win people away from what Apple and Google provide when it comes to meshing mobile devices with digital content, applications and services.

“Oftentimes people are locked into ecosystems,” Gartner analyst Brian Blau told AFP.

“The trouble for LeEco is they have to create something that is going to impress people enough to switch.”

The LeEco cloud service was portrayed as a nervous-system of sorts that would connect the company’s various devices and be a conduit for digital content and services.

Apple and Google have invested heavily in meshing devices, software and content to get people to play, work and shop in “ecosystems” the companies have built.

“The market (LeEco) is entering with some devices is hyper-competitive with global players,” Blau said.

“To think that they can come in and have an impact early on is unrealistic.”

LeEco founder and chief executive Jia Yueting set a goal of winning hearts and minds in the key North America market before moving to lure the rest of the world into the LeEco ecosystem.

At a press event at The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Jia acknowledged that some have told him “LeEco is crazy to come to the backyard” of companies such as Apple, Google, Netflix, Tesla and Amazon.

The company’s broad vision is to have self-driving electric cars, virtual reality headsets, smartphones, televisions, and smart bicycles all connected to its cloud platform for Netflix-style television streaming and other digital offerings.

“If they have a success here, it will be because of that cloud offering,” Blau said of LeEco.

“The ecosystems that are doing well are doing so because of services that tie devices together in the cloud.”

Along with smartphones, LeEco in November will hit the US with a line of Super4 X Series ultra high-definition televisions with prices beginning at $649 and topping out at $4,999 for a uMax85 that measures 85 inches diagonally.

The television market is rife with competitors, many making high-definition and smart models that tap into the Internet.

LeEco already provides on-demand streamed television in China, and announced it has an array of launch partners including film studio Lionsgate on board for its US debut.

“We have blazed a new path in the Internet content domain,” Jia said.

“This is the first time we will be able to achieve this in America.”

LeEco promised enticing bargains during a “flash sale” at LeMall on 2 November, out to make a splash in the market and get people using its Netflix-style subscription service for online content.

The company also displayed a virtual reality headset and its Super Bike packed with sensors, locks and other technology powered by Google-back Android software.

A new LeEco concept car that was being used in London for the filming of a new “Transformers” film directed by Michael Bay was rushed to San Francisco for the event.

Blau viewed the smart bicycles and electric cars shown off by LeEco “a bit of a tease” and something for the future.

LeEco had originally planned to have a prototype of a new generation self-driving electric car drive Jia up a ramp and onto the stage, but he jogged instead because the concept vehicle didn’t arrive in time.

No plans were revealed for releasing LeEco bicycles, cars or virtual reality gear in North America.

Jia maintained that LeEco wasn’t coming to North America to challenge US technology giants, but to “create an entirely new generation of products.”

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Facebook Messenger Lite Takes Up Less Phone Space for Tech Challenged Areas

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Small businesses and others seeking a better way to communicate with customers or partners in tech challenged areas should rejoice.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has launched lighter version of its Android Messenger app. The new bare-bones Messenger app is designed for people in areas with slow internet connections as well as for older phones with less powerful processors and less memory.

Introducing the Facebook Messenger Lite App

The new Facebook Messenger Lite allows you to send stickers, photos, links and text to anyone using Messenger or Messenger Lite.

“More than 1 billion people around the world use Messenger every month from a range of mobile devices on networks of various speeds and reliability,” said the Engineering Manager for Messenger Lite Tom Mulcahy in a blog post. “With Messenger Lite, more people can stay in contact, regardless of network conditions or storage limitations on their Android devices. Messenger Lite was built to give people a great Messenger experience, no matter what technology they use or have access to.”

Tom also adds that the app is fast and easy to download as it’s under 10MB.

Like Facebook Messenger, Messenger Lite uses the same bolt logo, but with reversed colors. The bolt is blue with a white chat bubble background while for Facebook Messenger, the bolt is white with a blue chat bubble background.

The new Messenger Lite is already rolling out to people in Malaysia, Kenya, Tunisia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. Tom says that they will soon be rolling the app in other countries in the coming months.

This should come as good news for businesses that use Messenger as a means to communicate with their clients. You can now be able to upload real-time photos and links regardless of the Internet speeds or the speed of your phone.

While Facebook is quite clear on what you can do with the “Lite” version, they are not so clear on what you will not get but don’t get surprised if you can’t find features certain features.

Facebook also doesn’t disclose whether there will be a similar app for iOS. They are, however, clear that they chose markets with a “prevalence of basic Android smartphones.”

Young Mobile Users in Kenya Photo Via Shutterstock

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As Technology Shifts More Layoffs Loom at Tech Companies

As Technology Shifts More Layoffs Loom at Tech Companies

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hardware companies struggle to keep up with rapid technology shifts
  • This year, technology companies in the US have shed about 63,000 jobs
  • Job cuts to rise as companies subscribe to “super cloud” services

Cisco Systems’ announcement on Wednesday that it plans to lay off 5,500 employees is unlikely to be the last round of Silicon Valley pink slips as hardware companies struggle to keep up with rapid technology shifts, analysts and recruiters said.

Companies that traditionally have made most of their money selling computers, chips, servers, routers and other equipment are especially vulnerable, analysts say, as mobile applications and cloud computing become increasingly important.

The Cisco layoffs come in the wake of Intel’s announcement in April that it was laying off 12,000 workers. Dell said in January it had shed 10,000 jobs and is expected to make further cuts after it closes a $67 billion deal to acquire data storage company EMC.

So far this year, technology companies in the United States have shed about 63,000 jobs, according to outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

“The hi-tech industry is going through a serious deconstruction,” said Trip Chowdhry, an analyst at Global Equities Research. “There is more pain to come.”

Chowdhry said he expects job cuts to rise drastically as more companies subscribe to “super cloud” services from the likes of Amazon.com and Microsoft. These services manage hardware, software, networks and databases and eliminate the need for workers to manage various technology layers, Chowdhry said.

In January, Chowdhry estimated that layoffs in the tech industry would hit 330,000 this year. On Wednesday, he said he had raised his estimate to 370,000. Some other analysts said that forecast was too bleak.

IBM, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co, Oracle, and Dell could be the next to shed workers, analysts said.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell, and Oracle declined comment and IBM could not be immediately reached for comment.

Tremors of change

“Tech incumbents are all bracing for the tremors of change. said Glenn O’Donnell, an analyst at Forrester Research. “We fully expect a lot of collateral damage as this plays out – not just with Cisco.”

Cisco and other old-guard technology companies have been pursuing a challenging shift to software-oriented services. Margins in software services are higher than hardware because they bring recurring revenue and there are “fewer people involved on the cost side,” said Roger Kay, an analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates.

That could mean more job cuts. Silicon Valley job recruiters offered mixed views about the fate of hardware engineers laid off at Cisco and other tech firms.

“Nobody wants to be laid off but if job elimination is going to happen, 2016 is not a bad time for it to happen,” said John Reed, Senior Executive Director of the tech recruitment firm Robert Half Technologies.

Still, recruiters said, hardware engineers may need to be flexible and willing to retrain if they want to find work.

“Nobody wants hardware designers and engineers,” said Andy Price of executive search firm SPMB. “There was a moment in time when devices were hot and (action-camera maker) GoPro made everyone excited about devices, but a lot of those types of companies died on the vine.”

Currently, he said, “hardware engineers are probably the least attractive skill set imaginable in the Valley.”

© Thomson Reuters 2016

Tags: Cisco, HP, IBM, Intel, Layoffs

 

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The Climate Corporation Takes Farming High Tech

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The farming industry is going high-tech. And it isn’t necessarily just to increase output. For some farmers, using more technology has become a necessity thanks to changing climate conditions.

Founded by two former Google engineers, The Climate Corporation is a provider of tech services and products for farmers. The company utilizes data as a tool to combat the difficulties farmers face thanks to changing weather patterns. CEO David Friedberg told CNN:

“The increasing uncertainty in agriculture, with the changing patterns of weather we are seeing, is making it difficult for farmers to grow successful crops consistently. The tools we provide help farmers make smarter decisions based on analytical techniques, rather than intuition.”

To accomplish this goal, the company offers a number of tools. The free platform gives farmers a way to monitor their land and crops. It uses satellite imaging, growth modeling and simulations to give hyper-local forecasts for each individual farm. This can help farmers better make decisions about how they utilize their resources. There’s also a Pro version that includes extra features to optimize things like use of nitrogen fertilizer, pest control and harvest planning.

To date, the agriculture industry hasn’t done much to take advantage of technology on a wide scale. But The Climate Corporation’s founders think that their tools can not only save farmers money, but also help reduce their carbon footprints.

If each farmer can better utilize their own resources, less will be needed overall. And for an industry that occupies almost half of the planet’s total land, those extra resources can make a big difference.

The Climate Corporation isn’t the only company that’s working to integrate data into the farming industry. Edyn is a California startup that launched because of one of the state’s worst droughts. The company produces a sensor that allows farmers to micro-manage their plots to give only the optimal amount of moisture to each area.

This is another company with the goal of saving farmers money while also slowing the use of natural resources and harmful materials. Founder Jason Aramburu told CNN:

“If we do nothing, more farmers will have to leave their land over the next decades…which means creating new farmland, which would have a dramatic environmental impact.”

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IPhone SE, Windows Laptop, Headphones, and Greater Tech Deals

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In my opinion Tech With Sonakshi Sinha

Personally Tech With Sonakshi Sinha

HIGHLIGHTS
Actress Sonakshi Sinha says she’s a social media addict.
She won’t leave domestic with out her tablet.
Her preferred apps are phrase video games on her cellphone.
Even as many celebrities will let you know that they In my view strive out the products they advise,generally, being a brand ambassador starts offevolved and prevents at being the face of the brand incommercials. Sonakshi Sinha tells Devices 360 that that is some distance from the case together with her: “we are doing something much more concerned due to the fact I’m going to be concerned inside the digital campaign, and we are going to use my social media presence, which I update myself.”

The Bollywood actress, who is the daughter of actor-grew to becomeflesh presser Shatrugan Sinha, says that she’s constantly been very interested in technology, specifically because of social media. “I likegetting the today’s Devices as properly. Plus, my brother may be very tech savvy. He knows all of thespecs of factors, and continues telling me about them, so that way I’ve also picked up quite a few tech…I love my phone, and there are apps and games on it that I use for too long each day.”

“So while Asus approached me, my brother already knew about the cellphone before the release, and I might in advance been using the Asus ZenFone Selfie,” says Sinha, who became promoting the phone for its release occasion. “So I had a good affect of their product, and they gave me the ZenFone Max, it isgrow to be my regular cellphone now because I do not need to price it each day.”

Sinha talked to Devices 360 about the apps and Gadgets that she swears by, and how era is changing herexistence.

Describe your era setup – what laptop/ cellphone/ pill/ digital camera/ gaming console/ other Devices doyou operate and why do you like it?
Sonakshi Sinha: I have a whole lot of Devices within the house but the most essential ones are mycellphone and my pill. I like the Asus ZenFone Max that I’m the use of, because the battery lifestyles is sosuper, but I also love my tablet for the larger display, so if I want to watch a video or do something like that I take advantage of the tablet.

The telephone is most critical and there are numerous video games and apps that I have to have all of the time, that is why the telephone matters a lot.

What are 3 apps (cellular/ tablet or Laptop/ Mac) you could not stay without and why?
Sonakshi Sinha: I love playing all types of phrase video games, I love Wordament but other phrasegames too. The alternative issue I clearly like doing is editing films, I use a group of various apps for that, however one of the favourites for me is Lapse It – this is an fantastic app if you need to make time lapse motion pictures. And that i absolutely love social media, I update my debts myself, due to the factit is the only way to Individually connect with your enthusiasts, so I don’t need a crew to try this. I’mactive on Twitter, Instagram, Fb, and Snapchat, and use all 4 of those apps regularly.

I concept about getting my very own app made as properly, a number of people do this now, and we had been thinking about it around three years ago, however then I decided that I was already accomplishinga number of human beings on social media and it is so personal, it’s converting the manner you couldhook up with your lovers.

What’s one machine (other than your smartphone) you never journey with out, and why?
Sonakshi Sinha: My tablet.

What’s your dream device/ generation setup?
Sonakshi Sinha: I desire there has been some sort of technology that might solution my telephonecalls for me, solution all of the questions that have been requested.

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As Sharp, Japan show war, Smaller Japan Tech companies Thrive in Oled area of interest

As Sharp, Japan Display Struggle, Smaller Japan Tech Firms Thrive in Oled Niche

A glimmer of light for Japan’s battered electronics area: even as Sharp Corp and Japan show Inc lag South Korean competitors in making organic light emitting diode (Oled) screens, a few smaller japaneseequipment makers are booming in area of interest areas in addition up the Oled production system.

The shift closer to Oled has been brought about specially through Apple Inc’s expected adoption of nextgeneration Oled generation in its phones as early as subsequent 12 months.

Oled presentations are commonly thinner and permit greater flexibility than liquid crystal show (liquid crystal display) displays. research firm IHS predicts shipments of Oled smartphone panels will overtake LCDs in 2020.

Already, some much less 9aaf3f374c58e8c9dcdd1ebf10256fa5 eastern equipment makers inclusive ofCanon Tokki Corp and Dai Nippon Printing Co have seen strong Oled-associated orders from Samsungshow, a unit of Samsung Electronics, and other international panel makers.

The achievement of these corporations displays a broader fashion in Japan’s client electronics zone. Former giants consisting of Sharp and Sony Corp have struggled against the dimensions in their Asianopponents, whilst lesser-recognised manufacturers have survived by way of developing area of interest technology.

Tokki, a Canon Inc unit which makes vacuum evaporators used in making Oled panels, has an order e-bookof several years, in step with industry executives.

CEO Teruhisa Tsugami told Reuters Tokki plans to double manufacturing potential this yr to meet sturdycall for from customers together with South Korean, jap and chinese panel makers. “The Oled market isabruptly flourishing on news that Apple is expected to adopt the era,” Tsugami stated.

Tokki has spent years operating closely with Samsung to increase gadget nice proper for makingcellphone panels. Its competition consist of South Korea’s SFA Engineering Corp and Japan’s Ulvac.

deliver chain
japanese producers commenced making an investment in Oled era within the Nineties, led by usingSony and Pioneer Corp. most have when you consider that given up due to the excessive costs andillness costs, but smaller system makers inside the deliver chain have kept at it, in large part helped viadeveloping income to Samsung and LG display.

“Samsung accounts for roughly 70 percentage of orders for the ones suppliers,” stated Hisashi Hattori, Oled representative at Tokyo-primarily based evaluation Atelier Corp. “The modern supply chain has been made for Samsung.”

Dai Nippon Printing has come to be a pacesetter in producing evaporation mask, used to coat light-emitting materials at unique locations on panels. It stated last month it’ll triple its production capabilitywith the aid of 2020.

“That decision was based on our forecast of growth inside the Oled marketplace,” stated Mitsuru Tsuchiya, fashionable supervisor of Dai Nippon Printing’s first-class optronics department.

With Sharp and Japan display as well as chinese show makers inclusive of BOE technologyorganization and Tianma Microelectronics increasing funding in Oled production, the market is visiblegrowing sixteen percent a year to $44 billion by 2020, in line with a Markets and Markets record.

Nikon Corp expects orders from global panel makers to pressure up shipments of its lithography system – which mission circuit patterns directly to flat panels – with the aid of extra than three quarters in the yearto March.

The firm, higher regarded for its cameras, reckons operating profit this year from flat panel lithographyequipment by myself will hit JPY 50 billion ($472 million), supporting offset the effect of weaker digital camera call for. it is more than its earnings forecast for the general employer.

shares of Ulvac, that’s more uncovered to panel gadget manufacturing than other various japanesefriends, jumped 64 percent over the last one year, as opposed to a 22 percentage decline inside thewider market.

even as the Oled increase is attracting rivals and making opposition tougher, Junji Kido, Yamagatauniversity professor and organic electronics professional, said Japan “still has an aspect in Oledmaterials and gadget technologies.”

it is such a waste that domestic panel makers have now not tapped their technologies.”

© Thomson Reuters 2016

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windows computer, activity Trackers, Printers, and extra Tech offers

Windows Laptop, Activity Trackers, Printers, and More Tech Deals

HIGHLIGHTS
This week’s tech deals encompass home workplace products.
apart from printers, there are also activity trackers.
make sure to check back each week for the pinnacle offers.
This week we’ve 8504ca0e3fb5bfcdbdf1e8263f0c30ef fitness bands, curved-screen video display units, multifunction printers and lot greater going for a discount.

1. Fitbit Blaze

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need a health band that doesn’t look like you’ve got strapped a spare hair band to your wrist? The Fitbit Blaze is a pretty first rate option, particularly with a reduced fee of Rs. 15,999 (MRP Rs. 19,999) this week at Amazon. Fitbit Blaze is a fitness tracker packaged well interior an eye fixed design. It includes a heartcharge screen, and connects for your cellphone‘s GPS even as you’re at the circulate. Fitbit Blaze has battery which can final round 5 days on a complete fee. you could without difficulty transfer straps andcustomise clock faces. The fitness trackers can also tune sleep timings routinely, and wake you up silentlyeach morning. you could even obtain notifications for calls, textual content, and calendar on the display.the bigger show makes Fitbit Blaze lots extra easier to use.

price: Rs. 15,999 (MRP Rs. 19,999)

link: Amazon

2. Epson L220 multifunction printer

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The Epson L220 multifunction inkjet printer is down to Rs. 9671 (powerful fee after cashback) at Paytm this week. Use the coupon code LIT20 to get a cashback of 12 percent in your purchase. The printer usesseparate ink tanks which can be changed effortlessly after they run out of juice. every bottle then pricesround Rs. 440, and may last as long as four,000 pages depending on utilization. Epson also gives awarranty of 1 12 months or 15,000 prints whichever comes first. Epson L220 is one of the few multifunction printers in the marketplace which make printing both troubleunfastened and least expensive. The printeris fairly easy to setup and use. The best drawback is the lack of wireless connectivity options. If it really is not an absolute have to-have function for you, the Epson L220 is notable at this price.

fee: Rs. 9671 (powerful after cashback)

Coupon: LIT20

hyperlink: Paytm

three. Samsung Curved screen 26.five-inch

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Make your computer a lot greater cooler this summer season with a curved-display display from Samsung. The 26.5-inch Samsung Curved screen is all the way down to Rs. 18,999 (MRP Rs. 22,000) this week. Amazon is also gifting away a unfastened Samsung DVD participant with the screen. The curveddisplay promises a more immersive viewing enjoy, and the 26.five-inch show length can effortlessly helpreplace two tiny video display units on your pc. The monitors also encompass AMD FreeSync which makes gaming a great deal better with dynamically synchronised display screen refresh charge in accordance with content material. there may be a watch-saver mode at the display that can assistreduce the amount of blue light you’re exposed to.

price: Rs. 18,999 (MRP Rs. 22,000)

hyperlink: Amazon

4. Ricoh SP210SU multifunction laser printer

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The Ricoh SP210SU multifunction laser printer is presently at its lowest rate factor of Rs. 6,799 (MRP Rs.13,038) at Snapdeal. The printer generally retails at around Rs. 7,500. in case you are handsome for a monochrome laser printer with copying and scanning functionalities, the Ricoh SP210SU is a excellentchoice. The reputable refill toner prices round Rs. 525 for the printer which makes it quite fee effective. The printer gives a maximum printing resolution of 1200×600 DPI (dots in keeping with inch). Theorganisation guarantees a printing cycle of around 20,000 pages a month, whilst every fill up toner canlast round 2,000 pages.

charge: Rs. 6,799

link: Snapdeal

5. Lenovo G50-eighty 15.6-inch computer

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if you‘re inside the market for a well balanced computer within the Rs. 45,000 rate factor, the Lenovo G50-eighty 15.6-inch pc is a decent option. Flipkart is selling the 80E5038PIN variation for Rs. 43,991 (MRP Rs. 46,992) this week. you’ll get an immediately cut price of Rs. 1,000 when you add the laptop in your cart. you may get an extra 5 percent off when you pay on-line the usage of any credit or debit card.you may even change your antique pc for this one to get an instant discount as much as Rs. 15,000. The Lenovo G50-eighty functions a 15.6-inch display, and is powered by way of Intel middle i5 (5th era) processor, supported via 8GB of RAM. there’s a 1TB tough force on board, and the pc runs home windows10 out of the box. there’s a snap shots card with 2GB of RAM to take care of photographextensiveresponsibilities.

fee: Rs. forty three,991

link: Flipkart

6. Jawbone UP3 activity tracker

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Jawbone is any other enterprise that makes fitness trackers appearance true. in case you don’t careapproximately having a show, the Jawbone UP3 is full of enough functions to get you going. The healthtracker is available for Rs. 9,749 (MRP Rs. 14,999), that’s one among its lowest charge factors ever, at Tata Cliq this week. Jawbone UP3 includes a heart rate display and an advanced sleep monitoringmethod that tracks all factors of your sleep. The battery can last as long as 7 days on a full charge, and the trackers syncs mechanically using the Jawbone UP app to be had on iOS and Android. there may be a silent alarm functionality which could wake you up with a mild vibration as opposed to a noisy sound. if you‘re goodgood-looking a respectable health tracker with a heart rate screen under the Rs. 10,000 feepoint, the Jawbone UP3 would not disappoint.