Facebook’s Oculus VR Taps Netflix to Take Virtual Reality Mainstream

Virtual reality won’t just be another technology for hard-core nerds, if Mark Zuckerberg gets his way. Facebook Inc.’s Oculus will sell movies, video games and streaming services via its virtual reality headsets, seeking to make the devices more appealing to average consumers, the company announced during a presentation in Hollywood on Thursday. Partners include 21st Century Fox Inc. and Lions ... Read More »

Amazon Launches Video Services, New Devices in Japan

US online giant Amazon said Thursday it was launching its streaming video service in Japan along with its Fire TV devices. “Prime members in Japan now have unlimited 24/7 streaming of thousands of US and Japanese movies, TV shows, anime, music concerts and more, at no additional cost to their Prime membership,” which is 3,900 yen or around $32 a ... Read More »

Notion Ink Cain Signature Black Edition ‘2-in-1’ With Windows 10 Launched at Rs. 20,990

Notion Ink has launched a new tablet, the Cain Signature Black Limited Edition with Windows 10. The new Notion Ink tablet will be exclusively available via Snapdeal priced at Rs. 20,990 (64GB). A 32GB option priced at Rs. 18,490 will be available ‘soon’. The company however is promoting its latest Notion Ink Cain Signature Black Limited Edition as a “2-in-1”, ... Read More »

Samsung and Oculus Announce $99 First Consumer Version of Gear VR

Samsung Gear VR headgear powered by Oculus software is already on the market. An improved version will debut in the United States in November at a price of $99 (approximately Rs. 6,500), according to Peter Koo, a Senior Vice President in the Mobile Communications Division of the South Korean consumer electronics titan. “It is really virtual reality on the go,” ... Read More »

iBall Slide 6351-Q400i 7-Inch Tablet Launched at Rs. 5,499

iBall earlier this week launched its Slide Brillante voice-calling tablet in India at Rs. 5,799. The company within a week has now launched its Slide 6351-Q400i tablet. Listed on the company website, the device is seen with an MRP of Rs. 5,499. It can be purchased from eBay India at a discounted price of Rs. 3,661. The iBall Slide 6351-Q400i ... Read More »

Chromecast Audio ‘Hendrix’ Leaked, Can Make Dumb Speakers Smart: Report

After making your dumb TVs smart with the Chromecast HDMI dongle, Google is said to be now planning to bring Internet connectivity to your dumb speakers with a separate device. The company will launch a new dongle called Chromecast Audio, which is designed to stream music and offer audio features to speakers, according to a new report. The news follows ... Read More »

Foxconn Offers to Buy Sharp’s LCD Business, Wants Apple Funds: Report

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co offered to buy Sharp Corp’s struggling liquid panel display business and plans to seek funding from Apple Inc, the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday. The report did not specify how much Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, was willing to pay for the loss-making operations, but said it would seek funding from Apple, ... Read More »

New Chromecast Tipped to Launch This Month; Images, Features Leaked

Google, at its rumoured September 29 event might announce the much-anticipated second-generation Chromecast streaming device alongside the two Nexus smartphones, with a brand new design. A report citing leaked internal documents tips not just the launch date, but some features of the new Chromecast as well, apart from upcoming Spotify support – a music streaming service notably missing from the ... Read More »

iPad mini 4 Teardown Reveals Smaller Battery, iPad Air 2 Similarities

In addition to unveiling the Apple TV, iPad Pro, iPhone 6s, and the iPhone 6s Plus at its mega event earlier this month, Apple also unveiled the iPad mini 4, the successor to the iPad mini 3. The company says that the new iPad mini comes with largely the same hardware specifications as the iPad Air 2, while being thinner ... Read More »

Microsoft Rolls Out Start Menu to Windows RT 8.1 Devices

Microsoft has rolled out what could possible be the last feature update to Windows RT 8.1 devices. The update dubbed KB3033055 or Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 among other improvements and features, adds a Start menu to a range of devices including Surface RT, and Surface 2 RT tablets. The Start menu looks similar to its Windows 10 counterpart, and ... Read More »