Moto Z Phones As New Home To Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa is making its way to Moto Z phones through a new Moto Mod. Accurately named the Moto Smart speaker with Amazon Alexa, the accessory can do what anyone can imagine: provide the user with an intelligent assistant on the go.

Moto Mods: Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa

Back in February, Motorola announced a Moto Mod that takes Alexa to Moto Z phones, and to point out the obvious is the Moto Smart Speaker. Like other Moto Mods, it connects to the back of the phone, and once it is in place, it converts any compatible device such as Moto Z2 Force into an Echo device. As it shows, it even sports the iconic blue LED ring from the Echo.

Now Motorola has accumulated four far-field microphones to make sure it can capture what the user is saying even in noisy or distant environments and two 8-watt speakers to provide stereo sound. It is also equipped with a 1,530 mAh battery that is expected to last up to 15 hours, which means that users can continue to talk to Alexa for hours without exhausting their phones quickly. A remarkable reference point here is the dock where it can function as a loading platform. Motorola says it’s the right thing to do for night tables. In addition to that, it is resistant to splashes.

Smart Moto speaker price, availability

In any case, the Moto Smart speaker receives a boost, which means that users will not be mistaken with any of them. However, there is a small problem: it is expensive, holding customers $ 149.99. This is not the only problem here, too. The Moto Mod only points to the United States and other markets that have official Alexa support, or in other words, the availability is quite limited. In any case, it should be released in November.


The Moto Smart speaker is simply doing what it says, that is, giving Moto Z owners a portable version of Alexa. In other words, it’s like a boy in love between JBL SoundBoost 2 and an Amazon Echo device. For the anecdote, if the combination of a Moto Z phone and the Moto Smart speaker simply does not fit, then the Moto X4 is the perfect alternative. This is a recently announced phone that has been integrated by Alexa, and is scheduled to launch on October 26 with a price of $ 399.99, with pre-orders live on October 19 for the US market.


2017 Ford EcoSport facelift microsite goes LIVE; specs, features, launch date, bookings and other details REVEALED

Ford is preparing to launch the new EcoSport lift in India on November 9. Prior to its launch in the country, some Ford dealers have opened a prior reservation for the new EcoSport for an initial payment of 30,000 rupees. The new EcoSport facelift has become a staple in the world of automobiles, its specifications and images are released regularly. And now, by taking the decibel levels higher, Ford has begun to annoy the model on its website. The microsite of the new EcoSport was launched to invite interested customers to register.

The new Ford EcoSport is taking on a new look and welcoming many new features. It has a revised front grille, a new set of headlights with LED daytime running lights. The new EcoSport grille houses two horizontal chrome slats. While the side profile of the new EcoSport remains virtually unchanged, the compact SUV gets a new set of alloy wheels.

The features of the new EcoSport feature include a touch screen infotainment system with SYNC 3 and emergency assistance, cruise control, speed limiter function, backup camera and automatic temperature control. In terms of safety, ABS and airbags are standard on all variants. In terms of dimensions, Ford EcoSport 2017 has not seen any change. The compact SUV is still 3,998 mm long, 1,765 mm wide and 1,647 mm high. It comes with a wheelbase of 2,519 mm and has a luggage volume of 346 liters, which can be extended to 705 liters.

Under the hood, the new EcoSport receives new gasoline engines from the Dragon series. The current 1.5-liter Ti-VCT is replaced by the 1.5-liter Dragon engine with an output of 123 hp at 6500 rpm and a torque of 150 Nm at 4500 rpm. The 1.5 liter TDCi diesel engine is preserved for the new EcoSport. Both engine options receive a five-speed manual transmission, while the new gasoline engine is also offered with a six-speed automatic torque converter with Paddle Shift and Hill Launch Assist. Scheduled to be Rs 6.2 lakh, the new EcoSport will oppose Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon.


Ram temple issue: Ravi Shankar says meeting with imams, swamis is non-political

The Arte Vivo Foundation said its founder Guruji has been in contact with several imams and swamis, including Acharya Ram Das of Nirmohi Akhara, to help find an out-of-court solution to the conflict in the temple RAM. Ravi Shankar told ANI on Saturday that the situation had changed and that people wanted peace. “You need a platform where both communities can show the essence of the fraternity, efforts were made in 2003-2004, but the environment is more positive now, I do it on a personal level, not politics,” he said.

The Foundation stated that it was too early to draw conclusions and that these discussions were not made in the name of the government. “Ravi Shankar has been in contact with several magnets and swamis, including Acharya Ram Das from Nirmohi Akhara,” the Arte de Vivir Foundation said in a statement. “Gurudev Guruji believes the atmosphere in the Ram Mandir This question gives the people of both communities the opportunity to unite to show their magnanimity and resolve the conflict in a friendly way,” he added.

The Foundation says that these unrealized discussions on behalf of a government or an organization have highlighted the positive energy and willingness of the leaders of both communities to move forward and reach a friendly settlement. However, the Muslim Personal Law Council in India (AIMPLB) denied having met with Ravi Shankar. The council said on Friday that it was ready to talk to Ravi Shankar if he wanted to, as they would have no problem holding a conversation and finding a solution.

The Allahabad High Court in 2010 ruled a three-way division of the disputed area of ​​2.77 acres in Ayodhya between the Sunni Waqf Board, Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla Lord. The Supreme Court decided to reopen the hearing on the basis of 13 appeals against the 2010 ruling in four civil cases. Everything is planned to hear the historical case of the Babri Masjid-Ram temple from December 5.


Missing Kashmir cop suspected of joining LeT after his photo holding an AK-47 surfaces

It is believed that a police officer from Jammu and Kashmir who have joined the militant Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) in what could be the third change by a security officer in this year’s valley. Police ordered an investigation after police Isfaq Ahmad Dar announced last week on social media that he had joined the LTT, a militant organization based in Pakistan accused of several terrorist attacks in India.

A photograph Dar holds an AK-47 assault rifle was also widely disseminated in social networks and messaging applications in the valley in recent days: “There are reports that we are trying to confirm.” The case is under investigation “said the Chief State Police SP Vaid, the Hindustan Times on Saturday. He added that the police are still trying to “get the facts”.

Many members of Dar’s family, including his brother, are police officers, the sources said. More than 1,500 policemen died in the valley since the start of the uprising in 1989. In June, a deputy police commissioner, Mohammed Ayub Pandith, was lynched by a mob in front of the main mosque in Srinagar.

In recent months, several police officers have been killed or attacked and their homes were looted by suspected militants, which was seen as a warning directed at local police officers to stop participating in counter-insurgency operations. Six police officers, including an officer, also died in a militant ambush earlier this year.

Sources said Dar was moved from Kargil to Kathua in July after unfavorable reports about her so-called “militant sympathies.” “He was under the radar of the police, but we can not arrest a person unless he does something,” said a police officer. Dar, originally from a Shopian village, had left home to return to work last week.

When he did not arrive in Kathua, the family filed a missing person report. Soon after, the image of Dar appeared on social networks. In May, a Shopian policeman, Syed Naveed Mushtaq, started with four service rifles and joined the militant group Hizbul Mujahideen. Two months later, Zahoor Ahmad Thokar – who was with the 173rd Regiment of Engineers of the Territorial Army in Baramulla – defected from his service unit with his AK-47 and three magazines and joined the ranks of the militants.

These incidents were recorded in 2015, when two policemen – Naseer Ahmad Pandith Shopian and Pulwama Syed Bashir Raqib – joined Hizbul Mujahideen, then led by former commander Burhan Wani, whose murder last year sparked riots that lasted several months in Kashmir . Both were killed in separate meetings with security forces.

As of 2016, Shakoor Ahmad Parray of Shopian, a police security guard in Bijbehara, was arrested by police after escaping with four weapons to join a radical group. Police say such incidents are rare and most deserters come from southern Kashmir, where anti-Indian sentiments are profound. “Most of the police officers come from a particular area of ​​southern Kashmir Pulwama and Shopian mainly, they were recruited between 2010 and 2012 and it may be that there is not much background check,” said a police officer.

“They do not radicalize … If they become radicalized, they can inflict more damage on the forces … we must keep our eyes open and our own home,” the official added. Kashmir police praised for their professionalism, as their staff is often forced to act against the civilian population, including minors, who participate in protests and acts of vandalism.


Gujarat polls: PM Modi heads for a punishing schedule, dozens of rallies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is heading towards a punishment calendar in the next 40 days. As the lead advocate of his party, the prime minister will lead the election campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat, where a victory is crucial, and Himachal Pradesh. It should address dozens of public rallies in both states, but it should also attend parliament during the winter session, which is scheduled to begin on November 13 and end on December 11.

In the midst of a tight schedule, the Prime Minister should also find time to meet visiting foreign dignitaries and attend the East Asia Summit in the Philippines. While much of his time is likely to be spent in Gujarat in November and December, a senior official closely involved in the BJP’s electoral preparations in the state rejected reports that he could face 50 Modi rallies in his home country.

Gujarat is scheduled for the two-phase survey: 9 and 14 December. Himachal Pradesh votes on November 9. The PM has scheduled between five and six meetings in Himachal Pradesh on November 2, 4 and 5. planned to interact with the media at the annual Diwali meeting of the BJP in the capital. He is scheduled to speak at a public rally at the Bidar in Karnataka on Sunday.

On Monday, the prime minister will be in New Delhi to attend delegation-level talks with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Italy is not only one of India’s biggest trading partners in the European Union, but the last visit of an Italian prime minister to India dates back to February 2007. The prime minister should also find time to meet. King Philip and Queen Mathilde, who will make a state visit to India from November 5 to 11.

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will make a two-day visit to India on November 8 and 9. They must meet with the Prime Minister on November 8. The PM should also go east. Asia Summit in the Philippines on November 13 and 14. In addition, the prime minister should attend important government events.

On November 3, the “World Food India” will be inaugurated, which will be attended by the main ministers of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, and the leaders of the main agricultural companies. The electoral campaign of the Gujarat Assembly would see the head of the PM and the BJP, Amit Shah, launch a blitzkrieg of public meetings in his country from the second week of November.

The leaders of the BJP responsible for the preparation of the polls said that the dates and places of the public meetings of the prime minister in the State were still in progress and that they would not risk guessing the number of meetings that the prime minister could answer. The general secretary of the BJP and Gujarat leader Bhupender Yadav are already stationed in the state, and most senior officials and union ministers have been invited to intervene. The leader of the Shah party would be mainly in the workers of Gujarat.

The party approached its workers in each of the 50,128 polling stations in the state. The party is also preparing to counter the opposition’s efforts to celebrate the anniversary of demonetization on November 8, calling it a “black day” by calling it a “day of anti-black money”. Starting in mid-November, Modi and Shah will face the challenge of finding time for the Gujarat campaign and the Parliament’s winter session. Shah was chosen for Rajya Sabha in August and this will be his first full session. The winter session should be stormy. It also coincides with the protests of the unions and peasant organizations.


HTC confirms to launch U11 successor on November 2, U11 Plus likely

HTC is preparing to launch a new series of U smartphones in November. Reviewing the reports, it could be the Plus variant of the U11 aka U11 Plus. It is also possible that HTC will release the Android One edition of the HTC U11. The Taiwan-based smartphone maker has already started sending an invitation to the press for the event. The invitation notes “Save date” followed by the date – November 2nd. It does not mention the name of the device that the company plans to launch.

HTC U11 Plus is more likely. This is because the smartphone (HTC U11 Plus) has been subject to several leaks and rumors recently. Going by the rumors, the Plus variant will be a refined version of the U11 that was released a few months ago. Regardless of the phone that announces the company, HTC will first take the device to its domestic market. At the moment, there is no information on whether the next HTC U-series phone will reach the Indian shores or not.

HTC U11 Plus has been discovered in Geekbench recently. The reference website reveals some details about the device. He suggests that the next HTC U series phone could come with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 SoC processor. The list further reveals that the device can come with 4GB of RAM and runs with the latest Android Android software. This has been reported for the first time by GSMArena.

Some reports that were previously leaked had hinted at two variants of the device, where one model was inclined to generate 4 GB of RAM, while the second variant would be high end and would come with 8 GB of RAM. . HTC also applied the same strategy with the HTC U11. He released two phone variants with 6GB and 8GB of RAM. However, he only got the 6GB variant in India. The same can happen with the U11 Plus if the company announces the phone on November 2.

Renders and 360-degree video from smartphone – U11 Plus also leaked out a few days ago. The performances and the video showed the camera in all its splendor in a brilliant blue. The phone at first glance looks like U11. The smartphone comes with a frameless screen and stereo speakers. According to specs, it looks like the smartphone may come with a 6-inch screen, while in the imaging department, the camera should have a 12-megapixel camera on the back and an 8-megapixel camera on the camera. front.

If it is not U11 Plus, it is likely that HTC will reveal a new variant of U11 already launched. Some reports that have leaked online claim that HTC could follow in the footsteps of Xiaomi and Motorola and bring an Android version of the U11. Going by the rumors, this variant of Android One will be called HTC U11 Life. According to specs, HTC U11 Life is expected to come with a 5.2-inch screen and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor. It is also said that the phone comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage that can be scalable. In the front of the price, the HTC U11 Life is expected to cost around $ 400, which translates to Rs 26,000.


WhatsApp starts rolling out Share Live Location feature to Android, iOS users in India

WhatsApp recently introduced a new feature to share live location. With this feature, WhatsApp users will not only be able to share their current location with users, but also let their friend follow it in real-time. The Facebook-owned email platform has announced that it will deploy this feature to share the live location in the coming days. True to its promise, WhatsApp is starting to implement the feature for Android and iOS users.

With this feature, WhatsApp aims to let people know that their friends and family are safe. Explaining the key thinking behind this live-sharing feature, WhatsApp points out, “Whether you meet friends, let them know you’re safe or share your trip.” The Facebook-owned messaging platform also indicates that the Live Location feature “is a simple and secure way for people to know where you are.”

– Open the WhatsApp application and open the chat of the person with whom you want to share your live location.

– Access the attachment option and click the ‘Location’ option

– Make your phones GPS settings is enabled

– There will now be a map in the upper half of the screen, while the second half will show “Share live location” followed by the option of the nearest places

–Click Share live location

– Now you can set the time. This is how long you want to share your location with your selected contact. The minimum time is 15 min. Under the schedules, you can also send a message that you want and click the send icon.

– There is also a “Stop sharing” option. With this, you can stop sharing your live location whenever you want.

The new live location sharing feature, WhatsApp claims, is end-to-end encrypted, which means that the location you share will be between you and the contact you are sharing with and no one else can access the information. “When encrypted from end to end, your messages, photos, videos, voice mails, documents, status updates and calls do not fall into the wrong hands,” says WhatsApp. “This end-to-end encrypted feature lets you control who you share and for how long. You can choose to stop sharing at any time, or let the Live Location timer expire,” says WhatsApp.

The WhatsApp Live Location Sharing feature lets you share the location with an individual or group. If you want to share the live location with a group, all members of the group will be able to see their location and movement in real time.


Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus coming to India on September 29 at 6pm, pre-orders start from Sept 22 at 12am

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be coming to India next week. The phone was launched on September 29, a week after it went on sale in the United States. The global sale of the phone begins on September 22. The company has been running a midnight launch for its phones for two years, but this time the phones will be available from 6pm in India.

Ecommerce Flipkart will begin placing pre-orders for the phone from September 22 at 12:00 p.m. The website has a dedicated page for new iPhones and you have already activated ‘Notify me’ for phones.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will have a starting price of 64,000 rupees and will be available in the 64 GB and 256 GB storage model. The 64GB variant of the iPhone 8 will cost 64,000 rupees, while the 256GB storage model will cost 77,000 rupees. The iPhone 8 Plus will have an initial price of 73,000 rupees. The 256GB variant of the iPhone 8 Plus will be priced at 86,000 rupees. The new iPhone will be available on the Gold, Silver and Space Gray models.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus come with incremental upgrades in their predecessors, namely iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as the wireless and fast uploading capability, powerful A11 processor, and do not forget an enhanced camera. Speaking of specs, the iPhone 8 has a 4.7 “Retina” display, while the iPhone 8 Plus comes with a large 5.5 inch display.

Both iPhones show a TrueTone screen that can change the color temperature to suit the environment and reduce users’ eye fatigue. The phones have a design similar to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but come with a new design, all in glass and metal. Apple says both iPhones are made of aerospace grade aluminum with a 7-layer color process.

The phones work with a powerful A11 chipset which, according to Apple, is the smartest processor ever seen on a smartphone. The phones come with augmented reality features. Optically, the iPhone 8 comes with a 12MP and 7MP rear camera, while the iPhone 8 Plus comes with a dual camera configured with two 12MP sensors with f / 1.8 and f / 2.8 apertures.


JioFi hotspot dongle on sale at big discount as price slashed by over 50 per cent

The reduction season has begun and Reliance Jio does not want to miss out. The company has announced a new offering for JioFi buyers. Reduced the price of its JioFi device from Rs 1999 to Rs 999, a price reduction of Rs 1000 in the offer. In addition, the offer is valid only on the JioFi M2S model and this offer can not be combined with any other offer.

The JioFi device was launched in September 2016. The device claims to offer a speed of up to 150 Mbps and a download speed of 50 Mbps. The JioFi device can connect up to 32 devices. The 2300 mAh battery says to offer 5 to 6 hours of use time. The user can also install the Jio4GVoice application on the 2G / 3G smartphone to make video and HD calls using JioFi.

Jio’s portable WiFi hotspot was launched at 2,899 rupees. Then the device received a price reduction that lowered the price to Rs 1999. The device comes with a Jio SIM card and supports LTE bands of 2300/1800 / 850MHz. and IEEE 802.11b / g / n 2.4G for WLAN.

The JioFi device reaches Rs 1999 on other days. In Rs 1999, the device comes with free data and voice calls for 12 months, which makes the price of the device zero. With the sale of JioFi at Rs 999 through September 30, users will receive unlimited calls, 1GB or 2GB of data 4G per day, 100 SMS for 28 days.

JioPhone delivery delayed until October 1

JioPhone, to be delivered from September 21, will be delivered from October 1. “We received a message from the company (Jio) indicating that the delivery was postponed until October, the retailer in India Today Tech.

Jio said the second round of pre-orders for JioPhone could start soon. However, retailers contacted by India Today Tech claim that pre-orders will likely only begin after delivery of the JioPhone.


Google Play will now let you try apps before installing them

The Google Play Playtime event is underway in Berlin and San Francisco. Google has announced several new updates for Google Play and new features in Play Console. One of the most important updates announced by the company is the availability of Google Instant Apps in the Play Store. The company also has the “Test Now” button with which the user can try running the application before installing it on the device.

The company has integrated instant applications with a Test Now button into the list of stores. The user can simply touch it and can experience the application without having to install it first. This is an important update because it eliminates the need to install and uninstall the application.

“Android instant applications allow users to enjoy beautiful, immersive applications with fluid hardware and animation design, without installing them on their devices,” Google says in their blog. For now, there is a small collection of instant applications available in the Play Store, including NYTimes, RedBull, BuzzFeed and more.

Google has also introduced the new choice of publishers in the list of stores that is now available in 17 countries. It shows the applications and games of the highest quality that Google publishers love. Google recently announced the winners of the Indie Games Festival in San Francisco and has now opened the second independent games competition in Europe for the nominations.

He also launched a new home for in-store games with movie trailers and game screenshots. Google is also considering adding two new navigation destinations: New and Premium soon. Google has also improved Play Store by adding features for developers. To begin with, he added five new vital Android features and also increased device coverage to help address user issues related to battery consumption, locks and rendering time.

Google also improves pre-launch reporting and enables it for all developers. Google installs and automatically tests the app as soon as a developer downloads alpha or beta APK. “The report will talk about locks, display issues, security vulnerabilities and now performance issues,” Google says. The company is also implementing a policy that prohibits applications that systematically have problems such as blocking, freezing or any other malfunction in most devices.