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Amazon Echo Plus, Echo Dot (White) Re...

Amazon Echo Plus, Echo Dot (White) Released in India; New Doorbell, Motion Sensor APIs Introduced

After being launched last month, Amazon has made the Echo Plus ₹ 11,499 and Echo Dot ₹ 2,449 White colour variant available in stock in India. The Echo Dot Grey variant and Echo Sub variants are still listed to be available late October and mid-November respectively. Separately, Amazon has introduced new APIs for developers to […]

 

Bose Home Speaker 500, Soundbar 500, ...

Bose Home Speaker 500, Soundbar 500, 700 With Amazon Alexa Support Launched in India

Audio manufacturer Bose on Thursday announced the launch and availability of its new wireless smart speaker and two new smart soundbars in India. The Bose Home Speaker 500, Bose Soundbar 500, and Soundbar 700, first announced in August this year, will compete with products from brands like Apple and Sonos. With the new products, the […]

 

Google Maps Motorbike Mode Now in Ken...

Google Maps Motorbike Mode Now in Kenya, First for Africa

Google, said on Monday it would offer Motorbike Mode on Google Maps in Kenya, offering the voice navigation service for bike riders in Africa for the first time. Kenyan roads are full of motorcycles taxis, known as boda bodas, that are much cheaper rides to car taxis. Google, part of the US firm Alphabet, already […]

 

Skullcandy Venue Headphones With Acti...

Skullcandy Venue Headphones With Active Noise Cancellation Launched in India

Skullcandy Venue headphones have been launched in India. The headphones offer active noise cancellation (ANC) technology to reduce ambient sound. Skullcandy claims that the Venue headphones deliver up to 24 hours of battery life on a single charge. Also, there is a Rapid Charge technology that is claimed to provide five hours of battery life […]

 

Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro No...

Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Now Available in India

The Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro console is now available in India. While the rest of the world received this special PS4 Pro variant on the Spider-Man PS4 release date of September 7, Sony India has only brought it to the country right now. And much like the God of War PS4 Pro console, it’s […]

 

Zomato Is Raising $210 Million From A...

Zomato Is Raising $210 Million From Alibaba’s Alipay Singapore

Zomato has signed a definitive agreement to raise a primary funding of $210 million (roughly Rs. 886 crores) from Alibaba’s online payment platform Alipay Singapore. The latest funding comes weeks after the food-ordering platform announced the acquisition of TongueStun, a Bengaluru-based startup that serves corporate catering space in six Indian cities, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, […]

 

NASA’s Chandra Telescope in Saf...

NASA’s Chandra Telescope in Safe Mode Due to Glitch

Barely a week after NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope entered safe mode, its Chandra mission has also suffered a glitch possibly due to the failure of the gyroscope, the US space agency said. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory, observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, has entered a protective “safe mode”, which interrupts scientific observations and […]

 

Sony WH-1000XM3 With Enhanced Noise C...

Sony WH-1000XM3 With Enhanced Noise Cancelling Features, Quick Charge Tech Launched in India

Sony on Wednesday launched the WH-1000XM3 headphones that debuted globally at IFA 2018 last month. The new headphones come as the successor to the WH-1000XM2, which were amongst the best noise-cancelling headphones of the last generation. Sony claims that it has added an upgraded noise cancelling performance that comes from the newly developed HD noise […]

 

MakeMyTrip Rolls Out In-Destination A...

MakeMyTrip Rolls Out In-Destination Activity Suggestions

Online travel company MakeMyTrip has launched a new feature called “Experiences” that would suggest in-destination leisure activities, events, and hand-picked experiences at affordable prices to travellers on its app. The feature is currently available on Android and will soon be rolled out on iOS version, the company said in a statement late on Wednesday. “By […]

 

MobiKwik Acquires Wealth Management S...

MobiKwik Acquires Wealth Management Startup Clearfunds

Domestic mobile wallet major MobiKwik on Thursday announced its foray into India’s wealth management market with the acquisition of Clearfunds, an online mutual fund investment platform based out of Mumbai, for an undisclosed amount. MobiKwik said it would be investing $15 million (approximately Rs 112 crore) over the next year to scale up its wealth […]