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Micromax subsidiary Yu Televentures on Wednesday announced the new date for the launch of its latest flagship smartphone, the Yu Yunicorn. It will now be launched at a New Delhi event on May 31.

The company postponed Thursday’s launch earlier this week, saying the event would have clashed with election results of five states that are due out on the same day.

The company started sending media invites for an event on Thursday earlier this month where the company confirmed to unveil its next flagship smartphone - the Yunicorn. The teaser shared by Yu had hinted that the Yunicorn flagship might be priced competitively.

Yu has already confirmed that the next flagship will run Android with a deep integration of Around Yu, a service aggregator platform that was introduced last year alongside the Yutopia smartphone. Yu is expected to sell the Yunicorn flagship via online channels only.

The company had recently also detailed its “Project Highway” which is a way the company wants to enable the community developers and others to contribute to the company’s source code.

Lenovo Zuk Z1

Lenovo had launched its first Zuk-branded smartphone in India last week, the Zuk Z1, pricing it at Rs. 13.499. The smartphone  made available in its first flash sale on Thursday via Amazon India at 2pm.

To recall, registrations for the sale began last week. The biggest highlight of the Lenovo Zuk Z1 is that it runs Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which means that users will get the ability to customise their phone interface.

Under the hood, the Lenovo Zuk Z1 smartphone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz alongside Adreno 330 graphics, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The Lenovo Z1 packs 64GB of inbuilt storage, but there’s no option for storage expansion. Another notable feature of the Lenovo Z1 smartphone is that it packs a large 4100mAh battery. The dual-SIM phone supports two Nano-SIM cards, both of which support 4G LTE connectivity and Indian LTE bands - FDD Band 3 (1800MHz) and TDD Band 40 (2300MHz).

The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor and optical image stabilisation (OIS), a feature usually found only in high-end smartphones. There is also an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Lenovo Zuk Z1 weighs 175 grams and measures 155.7×77.3×8.9mm.

Notably, the Lenovo Zuk Z1 embeds the fingerprint scanner on home button. Much like recently launched flagship smartphones, Lenovo Zuk Z1 features a USB Type-C 3.0 port. Other connectivity options on the Lenovo Zuk Z1 include Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, and Glonass. It features an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, digital compass (magnetometer), and proximity sensor. Stay tuned for our review of the Zuk Z1.

Berkshire Hathaway’s new stake in Apple is a bright spot in an otherwise dismal few months for the tech giant. Analysts at Canaccord Genuity Inc. are telling clients that iPhone sales, which have been struggling, aren’t going to get a boost this quarter.

“Based on our survey work, we believe consumers continue to delay purchases of new iPhones ahead of the iPhone 7 launch likely in September,” the team, led by T. Michael Walkley, said in their note. “In fact, we believe iPhone sales in the US market will fall below 50 percent of total smartphone sales during the June quarter for the first time since the larger screen iPhone 6 products launched.”

The team does expect sales to ultimately pickup with the launch of the next iPhone, also noting that they “believe the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s products have enabled Apple to materially increase its share and installed base of the premium tier smartphone market with Android users switching to the iPhone.” Apple’s sales are typically centered around new product launches, but the firm certainly doesn’t want to lose market share to competitors at any point in the year, especially when that product makes up more than 60 percent of revenue.

Other firms on Wall Street have also been cautious about the Apple’s sales outlook. Barclays PLC sent out a note prior to the firm’s latest earnings, calling this year a make or break one. The team at Barclays was even skeptical that the iPhone 7 could turn things around. “Our research indicates [iPhone 7] prototypes do not suggest any must-have form factor changes,” the analysts, led by Mark Moskowitz, said at the time. “In such a case, IP7 could be more of a replacement cycle versus a mega cycle (i.e., [iPhone 6]).”

Apple’s most recent quarter failed to alleviate many analysts’ worries. “Our concerns about slowing smartphone market growth and elongating refresh cycles were reinforced by iPhone units [sales], which declined 16 percent year-over-year in the quarter,” analysts at Deutsche Bank AG said after the report. Barclays’ Moskowitz also voiced his concerns after Apple’s earnings. “We expect shares of Apple to be under pressure near term. We had been concerned the stock’s recent ‘hope rally’ overlooked the potential of more air pockets in the model, due to tenuous smartphone demand. Reality set in on Tuesday,” Moskowitz said.

source : http://gadgets.ndtv.com

Android N

To drum up excitement for the seventh major update to its mobile OS, Android N, Google is opening the playing field to name the new version to literally everyone it seems. It wants you to suggest names for Android N, possibly a dessert, as that has remained the unwritten policy since Android 1.5 ‘Cupcake’.

For this, Google has created a dedicated page on its Android website where you can go and type in your suggestions, starting with the letter N (obviously). There is no limit on the length of your suggestion and also no guarantee that your wish will come true. Google said it reserves the right to do as it pleases, citing in the guidelines that “this is solely intended to be for entertainment purposes”. And no matter what you say, the page replies with “Sweet!”. The site will accept suggestions until June 8, so you have plenty of time to ponder.

Existing suggestions on the site vary from noodles, nectarines, nuts, nachos, navy bean, nutmeg, neyyapam, and even “narshmallow”. Google has also taken it upon itself to produce a video meant to serve as inspiration, which you can see below. It comes across as something that you would expect from Google on April 1.

Indian startup Smartron has launched its first smartphone in the country, the t.phone. The smartphone has been priced at Rs. 22,999, and will go on sale in early June via Gadgets 360 and the Smartron t.store, with registrations already open. The company had launched its laptop-tablet hybrid, the Smartron t.book (Review) in March.

The dual-SIM (Micro-SIM + Nano-SIM card) Smartron t.phone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super Amoled display with a 401ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The company is also touting the Apical Assertive Display technology for improved sunlight legibility.

The t.phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with an Isocell sensor and a dual-LED flash. The front camera is a 4-megapixel offering with 2-micron pixel size for better low-light performance. The smartphone bears 64GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) and unlimited t.cloud online storage.

The Smartron t.phone features a dual-tone metal body and is said to be the lightest smartphone it its category at 149 grams. It will be available in Classic Grey, Metallic Pink, Steel Blue, and Sunrise Orange. It is powered by a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 support and a USB-Type C charger. It features the standard connectivity options, including 4G LTE support in India.

Montra Rock 2.2D 2015

Specifications of Montra Rock 2.2D 2015
Frame
Rock 26, Hardtail,6061 Alloy,1-1/8 Headtube
Gears
8-speeds
Rim
Alloy, Double Wall,32-Hole
Wheels
26 x 2.10
Size
26
Brake
Shimano BR-M375, Mechanical Disk,160/160mm, Promax, Alloy Brake Levers
Handlebar
Promax,Alloy, 31.8×660mm
Front Suspension
Telescopic
Rear Suspension
Fork
Saddle
Montra Custom Trail Saddle by Velo
Seat Post
Promax,Alloy, 27.2×300mm
Pedals
Wellgo Alloy Platform Pedals
Tyres Tubes
Schwalbe Rapid Rob 26×2.1
Derailleur
Shimano FD-M310 (Front), Shimano Acera RD-M360, 8-Speed (Rear)
Material
Schwalbe Rapid Rob 26×2.1
Weight
Accessories

Ut HT 7

Specifications of Ut HT 7
Frame
Alloy Hardtail
Gears
24-Speeds
Rim
Alloy 32H Double Wall
Wheels
29 x 2.1
Size
29
Brake
Mechanical Disc Brake
Handlebar
660Mm Zoom Alloy, 30Mm Rise
Front Suspension
Telescopic
Rear Suspension
Fork
Saddle
Seat Post
Zoom, Alloy 30.4*300Mm
Pedals
Full Alloy
Tyres Tubes
Kenda Small Block, 29×2.1
Derailleur
Shimano Altus M310 (Front), Shimano Acera M360 (Rear)
Material
Kenda Small Block, 29×2.1
Weight
Accessories
Qr - Front Wheel & Seat Post With Qr Stand - Side Kick Stand

Atlas Insane

Specifications of Atlas Insane
Frame
Steel MIG welded with stylish graphics
Gears
18-speeds
Rim
Silver finish alloy
Wheels
26 x 1.95
Size
26
Brake
Rear V-brake and front disc brake with aluminium alloy levers
Handlebar
Steel Semi-raised
Front Suspension
Telescopic
Rear Suspension
Fork
Saddle
PU Top cushioned
Seat Post
Pedals
Reflectorised moulded body
Tyres Tubes
Derailleur
Shimano
Material
Weight
Accessories
Front reflector, Seat pillar reflector, Spoke reflector, Stand

Decathlon Rockrider 5.1

Specifications of Decathlon Rockrider 5.1
Frame
Reinforced 6061 T4T6 aluminium frame
Gears
21-speeds
Rim
36 hole aluminium rims
Wheels
26 x 2.0
Size
26
Brake
Helical spring V-brakes, 2-finger aluminium levers
Handlebar
HL 153 580mm steel handlebars
Front Suspension
Telescopic
Rear Suspension
Fork
Saddle
Wide and comfortable PU MTB saddle
Seat Post
HL SP200 steel seatpost
Pedals
VP flat pedals with bearings
Tyres Tubes
semi-slick 26 x 2.0 tyres
Derailleur
Shimano TZ30 (Front), Shimano rear derailleur
Material
semi-slick 26 x 2.0 tyres
Weight
Accessories

Schnell Dragon 20A Specifications

Specifications of Schnell Dragon 20A
Frame
Steel
Gears
Rim
Alloy 20
Wheels
Size
Brake
V Brakes
Handlebar
Steel
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Fork
Saddle
Seat Post
Steel with q/r
Pedals
Tyres Tubes
Derailleur
Material
Weight
Accessories

Merida JULIET 10 WHITE

Specifications of Merida JULIET 10 WHITE
Frame
Gears
Shimano EF51-3/-7
Rim
Wheels
Size
16
Brake
V-Brakes
Handlebar
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Fork
Saddle
Seat Post
Pedals
Tyres Tubes
Derailleur
Material
Weight
Accessories

Riley

Riley is a robot whose “face” is a camera, and its body is built like a little tank. Most crowdfunding projects are a bit iffy since you never quite know what the finished product is going to be.

The grippy treads that will get Riley from place to place can handle going up steep inclines and over objects that are in the way without much trouble. The treads also come in a variety of different colors if you have a preference for that sort of thing. If it falls forward, it can pick itself up so one bad fall won’t end its journey for the day. You can control Riley from anywhere in the world by using the app on your iOS or Android device so long as it’s connected to WiFi. When Riley is starting to lose power, you only need to get it about a meter away from the docking station and it will automatically dock itself to juice up its 2600mAh battery.

For a lot of people the 9-5 grind seems like a dream come true compared to the workload they normally face. Oftentimes you’ll get business calls while walking down the street, on vacation, or out at a bar after hours. You can’t ignore it, because every time you don’t pick up you’re ruining yourself further down road, or jamming lines of communication. Wherever you are, you want to make sure you’re receiving calls and answering with enough clarity to make sure neither side is being misunderstood.

Whether wind, construction, or rain is trying to muscle its way into your call, it’ll certainly have a hard time if you’re using the Plantronics Voyager 5200. This headset has four microphones that work together to cancel out noise, which is helped by the WindSmart tech which will determine the direction of the wind and respond appropriately. This was tested to make sure it’s comfortable all day regardless of how uncomfortably long some of your conversations might be. You also don’t have to worry about wearing it during a light drizzle, in humidity, or while getting your sweat on running to catch the train as it has a nano-coating to protect it from moisture.

In addition to making you sound awesome and being comfy, this has caller ID that will let you know who’s incoming, and you can say “answer” or “ignore” to manage calls. Through a dedicated button, you’ll be able to activate Siri, Google Now, or Cortana. The portable charging dock will give you 14 extra hours of talk time, which is twice what it’s capable of on a full charge on its own. This is a $119.99 purchase that is likely for those that don’t ever seem to turn off from work mode.

source:http://www.coolest-gadgets.com

Orcinus Orchestral Digital Grand Piano happens to obtain its curved, sleek design from the graceful yet powerful form of the Orcinus orca. One of the reasons as to why it costs so much is because it has been handmade in the United Kingdom in order to suit individual preference, ranging from the polish of the exterior to the upholstery of the matching seat. Everything about the Orcinus has been crafted using components from German concerns Kluge and Renner, who so happens to be provider of the world’s best piano mechanics. It will boast of 88 Ivoplast and ebony keys to provide the same balanced hammer action as a concert grand, while sporting a world-leading 500-tone Roland audio processor that suffuses each note with realistic acoustic character and nuance. Not only that, five built-in speakers that comprise of its 200-watt audio system will work in tandem with a passive membrane that has been integrated into the piano’s bottom that amplifies low-frequency sounds to replicate the sonorous silhouette of a wooden resonance board.

source:http://www.coolest-gadgets.com

Bajaj Pulsar AS 150

Bajaj Pulsar AS 150 Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 2070 mm
Overall Width 804 mm
Overall Height 1205 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm

Engine

Max Torque 13Nm
Displacement 149.5 cc
Max Power 17PS
No of cylinders 1

Weight & Fuel Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity 12 liters
Reserve 2.4 liters
Dry Weight 143 kg

Wheels

Wheel type Alloys
Tyre Front 80/100 x 17inches
Tyre Rear 110/80 x 17inches

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