Corsair K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard | 6 Dedicated Gaming Keys

Corsair a leading manufacturer of high end gaming accessories has recently launched Corsair Unveils K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard. Below are the key details of K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard:

Multi-key Anti-ghosting ,6 dedicated macro keys

Assign single keystrokes or complex multi-key combos to any of the 6 dedicated macro keys, easily, without any additional software required to be installed.

Thus there will be no multi-key ghosting. Simultaneous commands register the way you intended.

On this gaming keyboard you can press up to 8 keys one after the other in a very fast manner and it will note the transition.

K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard

Dedicated Volume and Multimedia Controls

These dedicated volume and multimedia controls on the top right of the keyboard enables you to adjust your audio without interrupting your game with direct access to volume and media playback.

Keyboard Backlighting

Three-zone dynamic backlighting, 10+ vivid lighting modes, customizable. That’s your keyboard keys will not appear crowded amidst most difficult of gaming sessions. The backlighting is intuitive.

Quiet and Responsive Keys

The keys make minimum noise. A noise which though feels nice to ear doesn’t compromise the performance.

Windows Key Lock mode and Fine tuned features

The K55 RGB gaming keyboard has Windows Key Lock mode as well. This eliminates distraction by disabling the Windows key while you’re engrossed in some high action game. So have interruption-free gaming sessions. A collapsible feet at the bottom of the keyboard allows optimal positioning for your hands. The gaming keyboard comes with Keyboard tilt adjustment which offers a gamer comfort for long play sessions.

A Detachable Soft Rubber Wrist Rest makes this gaming keyboard provide comfort for long gaming sessions.

You can call it ergonomic design for the gamers.

Price, Warranty and Availability:

Corsair K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard comes with the MRP of Rs. 4,599 /- and is available with Corsair India and its Regional Distributors. it comes with a warranty of 2 years.

[NOTE: This is not a Product Review.]

Digital Payments App BHIM launched by Modi

In a bid to push adoption of e-payments in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 30 launched a Digital Payments App. The app is called BHIM.

According to NITI Aayog CEO, the app enables fast and secure cashless transactions using mobile phones.

Since its launch on December 30, 2016, the BHIM app has been downloaded 30 Lakh or 3 million times. Over 5 Lakh transactions were made during this period.

BHIM stands for Bharat Interface for Money. Developed by National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), BHIM is a simplified payment platform designed to make Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and USSD payment modes simpler and usable across feature phones and smart phones. BHIM is inter-operable with other Unified Payment Interface (UPI) applications and bank accounts.

Availability: Go to Play Store in your mobile device. Search for BHIM and download it. The app is currently available in Hindi and English.

Compatibility: At present BHIM is supported by host of banks, including State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Bank of India, Canara Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Punjab National Bank etc.

Lenovo Vibe P2 with 5100 mAh battery, 132 GB Storage

Lenovo is focusing on the battery size of its new smartphone offerings. How about a Lenovo smartphone with 5100 mAh battery? Yes, Lenovo Vibe P2 with 5100 mAh battery will be the next smartphone being launched in India.

Who needs a big battery?

Actually many. That too among the premium smartphone buyers. Although there’s no word on price yet, still it can be a value buy for addictive smartphone users. And also with premium smartphone buyers.

The Lenovo P series has always focused on battery as the USP, hence it’s no surprise that one of the USPs of the P2 is battery.

Just like its predecessor, the P2 also supports on-the-go charging.

Unveiled first at IFA 2016, the other Lenovo phones K6 Power, K6 Note, already launched in India last year perform quite well.

For Vibe P2 Battery is the USP

This is what Lenovo has to say about Vibe P2,

“How often do you your way because of low phone battery? Travel fearlessly with the longest lasting battery #LenovoP2 #Powerhouse coming soon”

Lenovo Vibe P2 smartphone key specs

  • 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display (1920×1080 pixels)
  • Powered by the 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
  • 13 MP rear camera with Flash
  • 5MP front camera
  • Fingerprint scanner on the fron
  • Connectivity Options include: NFC support
  • 5100 mAh battery which doubles a power bank.
  • 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable to another 128 GB.

Lenovo Vibe P2 Price in India, variants and Availability

The smartphone has a plastic back with a metal finish, and metal frames on the side. Look-wise it’s very similar to Vibe series smartphones.

The Lenovo Vibe P2 comes in two variants:

There are two RAM variants of the phone — 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM.

The smartphone comes in gold and grey color options.

The price has not been disclosed yet.

NOTE: This is not a Review

Salman Khan Mobile App launched, named “Being in Touch”

Being Salman Khan in itself is a big deal for Salman Khan Fans, think about — Being in Touch — with him. Through Salman Khan mobile app.

Salman Khan who’s celebrating his 51st birthday today, December 27, has launched a mobile application titled ‘Being In Touch’. The app will enable his fans remain updated about is happening in his personal and professional life.

Salman even posted a YouTube video inviting all his fans to get in touch through the Salman Khan mobile App.

The App gives fans a peek into what it means being Salman Khan. The app shares gives you easy access to all his social media pages to never-seen-before photographs, videos of the star directly speaking to his fans and the star recollecting and sharing interesting instances of his life.

The Salman Khan Mobile App “Being In Touch”  is free and available for download on the Google Play Store.

Simply go to Google Play store on your mobile and search — Being in Touch.

Asus ZenWatch 3 in three Variants launched in India

Taiwanese maker Asus has finally launched the ZenWatch 3 in India. The new smartwatch which is The overall watch is approximately 9.95mm thick, was first showcased at IFA 2016 in Berlin. It’s quite an upgrade over its predecessor ZenWatch 2.

Round Display in ZenWatch 3

The new smartwatch has a round display. This is a major change as its predecessor, the ZenWatch 2, had a rectangular display.

The device has also got an all-aluminium body with silver or gunmetal finish, depending on the variant. Notably, the ZenWatch 2 had an all Stainless Steel Body. Something, which meant no color variants in the ZenWatch 2.

The new smartwatch also gets a so gets a digital-crown for browsing through the menu as well as a customization button for opening specific apps. Another addition is a second button to launch the Asus ZenFit app.

Asus ZenWatch 3 in three Variants
Asus ZenWatch 3 with Leather Strap and Gun Metal Finish

ZenWatch 3 Specifications

  • sports 1.39-inch OLED display with a resolution of 400×400 pixels
  • Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB of internal memory
  • 341mAH battery
  • Fast-charging support, which charges the device to 60 percent in 15 minutes

Asus ZenWatch 3 in three Variants

  1. Asus ZenWatch Gunmetal case with rubber strap — Rs. 17,599
  2. Asus ZenWatch silver case with beige rubber strap — Rs. 17,599
  3. Asus ZenWatch Gunmetal case with dark brown leather strap — Rs. 18,999.
  4. Asus ZenWatch rose-gold case isn’t available in India right now

Availability 

The smartwatch is exclusively available on Flipkart from December 23, 2016 onward.

FreeCharge E-Wallet Protection Plan Eligibility Conditions

Domestic digital payments platform FreeCharge today launched an e-wallet protection plan for all its users.

FreeCharge E-Wallet Protection Plan Eligibility ConditionsAlthough the detailed TOS of the new e-Wallet Protection plan are still not to be found anywhere in the company website. Below is the key details of the plan and how to remain insured.

Eligibility Conditions for FreeCharge Launches E-Wallet Protection Plan provided in partnership with Reliance General Insurance Company.

  1. The Wallet protection plan will be offered free of cost to all FreeCharge users
  2. Irrespective of your Wallet balance, as per the insurance arrangement, the customer will be insured up to a limit of Rs. 20,000. That’s even if a consumer loses more than Rs. 20,000. He/she will be compensated for Rs. 20,000 only.
  3. To avail the Insurance the user must make at least one transacting a month.
  4. To avail the e-Wallet protection in case of a phone loss or theft, a customer needs to file an FIR within 24 hours at the local police station and report the same immediately to FreeCharge through an e-mail or by calling customer care.

The above are the broader details of the FreeCharge E-Wallet Protection Plan. The other details such as to what extent FreeCharge will own the liability will be known only after reading the detailed text. Only then it will also be known whether the e-wallet protection is limited to phone loss or theft; or offers protection for other wallet transaction risks as well.

One the biggest hurdles to e-Wallet and other e-transaction methods is the security and very small e-literacy. This means the user will make mistakes as well. Right now the best thing to do is: Don’t transact big amounts unless you’re confident enough to do so. And transact that much which doesn’t pinch.

Swipe Elite Star Regional languages Support, Transliterate, 4G @ Rs 3k

Elite Star Regional languages Support offers ability to transliterate, translate in 12 Indian languages. A Budget 4G VoLTE smartphone powered by Indus OS.

If the new Swipe Elite Star is able to perform what is being claimed flawlessly, then it is indeed a value proposition. Although the price point is very affordable (it could be priced high if it performs USPs the smartphone offers), it will indeed be a great phone. For now lets settle for the tag line Judein Duniya Se.

Swipe Elite Star Regional languages Support. Last week, Swipe launched the newest member in Swipe Technologies’ celebrated Elite series — the Swipe Elite Star.

The budget smartphone is powered by Indus OS, and is made to offer elegant design, super-fast connectivity, ease of operation.

Powered by World’s First Regional Operating System, Indus OS

Elite Star has been built to connect India and Indians in 12 regional languages, powered by Indus OS, based on Marshmallow 6.0 and it comes with a database of 200,000+ words in 12 regional languages.

The smartphone ecosystem is in English and has a support for 12 regional Indian languages.

Indian Regional languages support with Transliterate and Translate feature

What makes Swipe Elite Star Regional languages Support special are two key features: Transliterate and Translate through the Indus Swipe. Swipe left to Transliterate (write using the closest corresponding letters of a different alphabet or language) and Swipe right to Translate. In simple words Transliterate is feature where you type something in the language of the ecosystem (For Elite Star it’s English); and then based on the language chosen it converts the font and the word in its database.

The features are pretty useful keeping in mind quite vibrant and Indian regional languages; and those who can read and write English, many a times want to communicate in their regional languages.

Swipe Elite Star Regional languages Support

Elite Star with lightning fast 4G VoLTE connectitiy

The Elite Star is a 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone. This is a useful specification as without a good connectivity option, the features such as translate and transliterate are useless.

Dsiplay and easy to use

Elite Star is aesthetically designed with a sleek eye-pleasing4”screen display. Its ergonomically-enhanced design gives this iconic smartphone a cool look and is comfortable to hold.

Elite Star Specifications

As can be seen, the smartphone will have to sustain a lot of swiping and and multitasking with faster results. To enable user experience, the device is offering the following specifications:

  • 4 inch WVGA Display
  • Powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad-Core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Multiple connectivity options – in terms of connectivity bands, it has 4G band.
  • 5-MP Rear Camera for virtually any lighting condition.
  • 1.3 MP Front Camera for great Selfies and video calling
  • 8 GB internal memory, extendable upto 32 GB
  • 2000 mAh battery

On the eve of the launch, Founder and CEO of Swipe Technologies, Mr. Shripal Gandhi said,

“In today’s interconnected India, more and more Indians are using transliteration and translation on their mobile phones. Be it for scientific, medical, technological, commercial, legal, cultural or literary purposes, today’s communication in India heavily depends on transliteration and translation. Hence, Swipe has developed a powerful smartphone that is sleek, agile, superfast, cool, functional and affordable too. As a leader in the smartphones space, to ensure maximum traction with our target audience, we are launching the Elite Star Regional languages Support.”

Rajesh Deshmukh, CEO of Indus OS said

“The future of technology lies in the breakdown of barriers, be it language or accessibility, which will allow erstwhile socially isolated economies to flourish. The remarkable growth of the smartphone and with the easy availability of affordable 4G technologies.”

Elite Star Price and Availability

The smartphone is available at an affordable price of Rs. 3,333/- exclusively on Flipkart from 12th December 2016.

Look at Specs View: The screen size of 4 inch along with battery size will go satisfactory with limited swiping and multitasking. Actually, the phone is not made for serious smartphone users. The price of Elite Star is such that the prospective buyer will not be differentiating between smooth and not so smooth user experience.

Make Bar Cocktails at Indian Home?… Try Bartender Chatbot

When was the last time You wandered online make Bar Cocktails at Indian Home, with Indian kitchen ingredients. This sweet new app will be of Help… Cheers!

Indians are searching wildly for way to make Bar Cocktails at Home. Not any cock recipe, but the ones which can be easily made without venturing out anymore. The cocktails with easily available home ingredients and enjoyed in company of a a few pals or someone special. Obviously it saves from much commute hassle and is easy on pocket. That’s why it’s not uncommon for us to head online to search for cocktail recipes making brilliant use of mint, orange and lemon. If you’re also interested in mint, orange, Cola and lemon-based easy cocktails recipes, that can be prepared in some style, then bartender Chatbot, called Simi, will be of help to you. The bot provides ample stuff to make Bar Cocktails at Indian Home.

Make Bartender type cocktails in Indian Kitchen with mint, Lemon, and may be Soda inside the refrigerator

The bartender chatbot from United Spirits will suggest do-it-yourself cocktail recipes for consumers using ingredients readily available at their homes. To make a heart to heart connect, then USL, a subsidiary of British beverage company Diageo Plc, is the owner of popular whisky brands McDowell’s No. 1, Signature, Smirnoff vodka and Captain Morgan rum. The company which taught you what is meant by… “Yeh Number 1 Yaari hai”. The USL is a subsidiary of British beverage company Diageo Plc.

To give you a more likable virtual bartender or assistant by your side, the bot is sweetly named Simi. On a more liquor free sanity purposes, the choice to make the bot female was inspired by the fact that it was a woman who won its bartender competition this year.

Home cocktails made to Indian taste

The make Bar Cocktails at Indian home bot has around 300 recipes in store right now, will offer more than 2,000 recipes over time.  All the make Bar Cocktails at Home recipes were created in consultation with bartenders are are easy on Indian Kitchens.

The cocktail recipes Chatbot will be officially launched at an event later this week in Bengaluru.

Mumbai based Startup CoutLoot gets $40,000 worth Credits from FBStart

Mumbai based Startup CoutLoot, an end-to-end fashion recommerce platform, has received $40,000 worth of credits and services from Facebook’s developer focused “FbStart” programme.

It’s important here to not that it’s ‘in the form of credits and services’ not real money funding. The Mumbai based startup has been selected for this funding.

About FbStat programme for Start-ups with potential

Launched last year, “FbStart” helps founders grow their Startups by providing them assistance on the developer side of the Business. That’s a Starup selected under the FbStart programme will get credits and services to spend on the paid services Facebook provides to businesses. In addition,  the selected startup also gets opportunities to engage with the Facebook team, receive mentoring from Menlo Park headquartered tech giant’s engineering teams.

With the recent Credits and Services funding Mumbai based Startup CoutLoot will be able to make use of the services the credits can buy. It also gives them privileges as defined in the deal between Coutloot and Facebook.

CoutLoot gets added to Facebook’s Start-up Nursery

For cash rich or giants in the tech World, the programme’s such FbStart act as a nursery to help potential blossom. The idea is to acquire them when in future, if they seem a good buy.

It’s an opportunity for Jasmeet Thind, Cofounder, CoutLoot, to make something good of CoutLoot. The startup will get a chance to get access to the exclusive community of Facebook’s developers and worldwide events. Which in essense means more networking opportunities outside India and within proper tech circles.

The programme provides free access to more than 25 services including open source tools like React Native, FB Login and Account Kit and App Analytics. Notably similar startup programs which will tend as a nursery bed for future businesses or business ideas have been launched by Google, Apple etc.

Cube26 Brings intelligent SMS Filtering, Music, Camera to Karbonn Mobiles

Karbonn Mobiles has signed a deal with Start-up Cube26, an AI tech startup to enrich its smartphones with safer and intelligent smartphone applications and suites.

new Karbonn smartphone series will be enriched by Cube26 Reos suite of apps. Cube26 Brings intelligent SMS Filtering for intelligent sms filtering, music app with audio recognition and camera with premium featuresCube26 is an India based technology innovation focused company. If I can recall correctly Cube26 started 3-4 years ago as a mobiles and games app development company. Later it transitioned to offering intelligent solutions to OEMs. At present it’s known as an AI technology startup.

With the collaboration, Karbonn Mobiles, India’s leading handset maker, will introduce Reos suite of native apps in its new range of smartphones.

What new Cube26 brings to new Karbonn smartphone series

The new Karbonn smartphone series will be enriched by Reos suite of super apps. The new smartphone range will come integrated with these apps for message, music and camera, aimed at enhancing the user experience, said Sudhir Hasija, Chairman at Karbonn Mobiles.

Reos suite of apps from Cube26 brings intelligent SMS Filtering, Music, Camera Experience

  • In the past couple of years, the Indian smartphones experience is plagued by rising numbers of promotional SMSes. Most of the times unsolicited and spam.

Reos Message uses Cube26’s proprietary spam filtering technology, which claims to filter 97% of the spam messages giving user a clean SMS experience.

Other than filtering promotional messages, it also categories all the SMS into three major categories – Main, Notifications and Promotional.

Also Available at: Visit Google Play and look for Reos Message – Spam Free SMS .

  • Reos music app aggregates all the capabilities of a native music player with additional features for online video content, radio and shazam like audio recognition technology.

What is Shazam like audio recognition technology? … Say you heard some song a couple of times. But unfortunately not the full song but just 20 seconds of it. So all you can do is natter a 20 seconds of it with lyrics. Shazam’s audio recognition and search,  will try to search for the song using that piece. I’ve not used it, hence I can only hope it works with your nattering as well. Hence, using Shazam like technology Reos music app is powered by a search engine which helps users to fast search and get all relevant information about songs across the web.

Also Available at: Visit Google Play and look for Reos Music: MP3, Video & Radio .

  • Reos camera app brings many premium smartphones features to Karbonn smartphones. It brings Prisma like artistic filter, time lapse, slow motion, beauty filter. Artistic filter is powered by Deep learning technology – one of the most advanced AI technology available today, said Saurav Kumar, Cofounder & CEO of Cube26.

Also Available at: Visit Google Play and look for Reos Camera: Art & Beauty .

To conclude, Cube26 has recently received a major funding from Tiger Global VC.