Wearables

Security researchers discovered vulnerabilities in cheap smartwatches for children that make it possible for strangers to override parental controls and track kids. Rapid7, a cyber-security firm based in Boston, purchased three smartwatches on Amazon.com, costing from $20 to $35 (roughly Rs. 1,400 to Rs. 2,500), according to Deral Heiland, research lead for IoT technology. He
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Chinese smartphone maker Oppo on Tuesday said it would invest $7 billion (roughly Rs. 50,000 crores) in research and development in the next three years to develop core technologies in hardware, software and system in addition to 5G/6G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), Big Data, and other emerging technologies. Oppo said it would launch smartwatches, smart
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The Samsung Galaxy Watch has been one of our favourite wearables since we reviewed it last year. It has a beautiful design, a useful rotating bezel, and impressive battery life for the kind of functionality it offers. We felt a moment of deja vu when we unboxed the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4G, which the company
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Google is ending support for the Glass Explorer Edition in February 2020. Before that, the company is rolling out the final update for the wearable. Google has said that the users will have to download, unzip, and install the update manually for their devices. The latest update does not affect Glass Enterprise Edition devices, Google
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Amazfit has been launching wearables in India at a relentless pace, and the Verge Lite is the latest one that we received for review. The Amazfit Verge Lite is a fitness watch with notifications, and with a sub-Rs. 10,000 price it could appeal to lots of people who want something more than a fitness band
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Huawei GT 2 smartwatch is set to be launched in India on December 5 and will be available across offline and online channels, the company said on Monday. The watch is equipped with Huawei’s proprietary Kirin A1 chipset that augments its battery life drastically. The Kirin A1 chipset integrates an advanced Bluetooth processing unit, a
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Amazon India has kicked off Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale today to offer up to 60 percent discount on international brands. To highlight some of the tempting deals, the online marketplace has created a dedicated site that highlights the discounted prices of Bluetooth headphones, wireless speakers, tablets, robotic vacuum cleaners, and smartwatches. Amazon is
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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi posted its slowest-ever quarterly revenue growth, as the country’s smartphone market copes with a protracted lull in sales and bigger rival Huawei grabs more market share. Revenue in the first quarter ended September 30 rose 5.5 percent to CNY 53.66 billion (roughly Rs. 53,900 crores) from the same period last year, largely in line with
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Amazfit recently launched its Bip Lite wearable in India, priced at Rs. 3,999. This model is more affordable than the Amazfit Bip which was priced at Rs. 5,499 at launch. The new wearable claims 45 days of battery life on a single charge and is capable of heart-rate and sleep tracking. This device also supports activity
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Fitness technology player Goqii on Friday launched its fitness tracker named Vital ECG, designed to track users’ heart health, for Rs. 4,999, in the presence of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. Goqii Vital ECG will provide ECG reports powered by Tricog Health — which is a platform that instantly interprets ECG readings with advanced technology and
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Lawmakers pressed top US antitrust enforcers on their probes of tech giants Alphabet’s Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple on Wednesday, with the chair of a House subcommittee expressing frustration over the companies’ continued acquisitions. In a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, Makan Delrahim, the head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, said his investigative staff
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Taiwan’s Foxconn, a key supplier to Apple, posted a better-than-expected 23 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday and forecast slight growth in its core business next year. The latest solid showing from the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer should ease investor concerns over weak global demand, as it comes on the heels of Apple’s positive
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