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.


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.


Qualcomm performs first 5G test on a mobile device, debuts 5G reference smartphone design

The long march from Qualcomm to 5G has taken a step closer to today’s reality as the company announced that it has completed its first 5G connection test on a mobile device. The test was completed with the X50 5G modem first announced a year ago and performed in the 28 GHz millimeter waveband. Qualcomm said the modem has reached gigabit speeds in this test but is capable of speeds of 5Gbps after the complete implementations of 5G are completed.

In addition, Qualcomm announced its first reference model for 5G smartphones, which will be used to test modems, radios and 5G networks with smartphone manufacturers over the next year. The reference design has a thickness of 9 mm and has an edge-to-edge display, like many current smartphones available today.

To operate the X50 modem in a smartphone form factor, Qualcomm has developed a new millimeter wave antenna that is about the size of a penny. The company says it can equip two of these antennas in a smartphone, and while it is already the smallest millimeter wave design available, it is expected to reduce it by 50% in the next twelve months.

In addition to the new 5G, Qualcomm also announced a series of components that will facilitate device manufacturers’ support for the new 600 MHz T-Mobile spectrum being deployed. Currently, the only smartphone that can take advantage of the new spectrum is the LG V30, although Qualcomm expects more phones to admit it before the end of this year and early next.

Finally, Qualcomm announced the new Snapdragon 636 processor for mid-range smartphones. The 636 happens at 630, which has just begun to appear on the phones in the last two months, and enjoys a 40 percent performance improvement. It’s a 14nm chip (for comparison, the high-end Snapdragon 835 is a 10nm chip, the lowest numbers are better) and supports FHD + high-speed displays, 600Mbps LTE connections and 24-megapixel cameras. Qualcomm said the new chip will be shipped to its customers starting in November, so it will probably be one or two years before they show up on a smartphone.


HTC U11 successors could be announced November 2nd

HTC is organizing an event on November 2, where it could announce two new versions of its U11 smartphone. The company today sent out invitations to an event for local media in Taiwan, with the note with a large “T” at the top, indicating that the HTC T line will focus there.

In recent weeks, leaks have emerged suggesting that the two new phone models: a mid-range device for the Google Android One program and a high-end device designed to support the latest flagship products. It is not known if the two are shipped in 2, but it seems safe to assume that at least one of them will come.


The first one is supposed to be called U11 life, which will be a lighter version of the original U11. It is said that there is a 5.2 inch screen, a 630 Snapdragon processor and 16 megapixel cameras in the front and back. Apparently appears in two models, one with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage and another with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Leaked images suggest you will have a bright blue backing like the original. Since this is an Android One phone, you can expect its price to reach around $ 400, like the Moto X 4.

The other HTC phone is supposedly the U11 Plus, which would be a bigger and better version of the original U11. It is supposed to have a screen of almost 6 inches, with a resolution of 2880 x 1440, and a 18: 9 aspect ratio, which causes even death with Pixel 2 XL. It will look like a Snapdragon 835 processor, a 12-megapixel rear camera and a resistance to IP68. It is expected to come in two models, a model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage and a template with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Basically, it would be much like Pixel XL 2 except it was under HTC Sense running instead of the Android version of Android.

Even if an event has been announced for Taiwan so far, it seems likely that these two phones will be directed to the United States and Europe, where they will meet with other competing devices. HTC could have a new VR to share also in the event, but there are no specific rumors for now.