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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3G review: Great value for money at Rs 8,999!

Xiaomi has been one of the only Chinese handset makers that has managed to gather a lot of goodwill amongst Indian phone users: first with the Mi 3, followed by the Redmi 1S. We have seen Xiaomi sales lasting mere seconds before devices go out of stock.  Now Xiaomi is hoping for an encore with the Redmi Note – a 5.5-inch 3G phablet which is priced under Rs 10,000 and went on sale on 2 December. We have already got an indication of the response with the Redmi Note going out of stock in the first six seconds. Let us see if this will be another feather in Xiaomi’s cap.
Build and Design: 7/10


Adidas miCoach Smart Run smartwatch is out now in India

The smartwatch game hasn’t particularly heated up in India yet, but the Adidas miCoach Smart Run has been let out into the country nonetheless by the sportswear giant. This device aims to be your personal trainer, but it comes with an extremely high price tag of Rs 24999.

It will be made available exclusively through the Adidas India website soon. The miCoach Smart Run has been built by its makers using stainless steel and a magnesium backplate. Its strap on the other hand, is made from silicon. This smartwatch’s capacitive touch display is sized at 1.45 inches, and it presents colored visuals in a resolution of 184 x 184 pixels.

Apart from a GPS and an accelerometer, this device also grabs a mio continuous optical heart rate sensor. It’s a combination of all these sensors that works towards deploring vital health and fitness information to its owners.

The Adidas miCoach Smart Run is also capable to delivering music, and has around 3GB of storage for you to store your so…

Apple Watch - know details of the smartwatch

The Apple Watch will work with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and iPhone 5S.
Apple has custom-designed its own S1 SiP (System in Package) to miniaturize an entire computer architecture onto a single chip.

Apple Watch comes with 11 watch faces ranging from traditional analog faces to new faces like Timelapse face; Astronomy face with its interactive, real-time 3D model of the earth, sun, moon and planets; and the Solar face, a contemporary sundial.
Apple Watch can be personalized in appearance.

 According to Apple, the user can reply to texts via voice reply or emoji.
'The Apple Watch understands questions in messages and then offers preselected answers.'
The feature lets the user respond to messages, and with Handoff, he can start a message on the Apple Watch and continue on the iPhone

Apple has introduced the WatchKit, which provides new tools and APIs for developers to create experiences designed for the wrist.'With Apple Watch, developers can …

Intex Aqua 4X launched in India with 3G support for just Rs 2999

The Intex Aqua 4X smartphone has made its debut in India and it falls in the affordable category carrying a price of just Rs 2999. Wallet-friendly as it is, the phone isn’t the cheapest on the market, but it does have the upper hand as only a few handsets offer 3G connectivity in this range.

The Intex Aqua 4X has been launched exclusively through eBay and it has basic features to offer. One of its biggest downsides is that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean runs the show, while similar devices come with version 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

On the bright side, you get the stock UI and there doesn’t appear to be any bloatware. The phone is decently sized at 4 inches and you get WVGA visuals. What worth mentioning is that most handset in this price range offer 3.5-inch panel with HVGA visuals, so this definitely gives the handset the upper hand.

Other components are pretty much standard, such as a 1GHz dual core processor, 512MB of internal storage, 256MB RAM and a microSD card slot. D…

The iPhone(s) 6 and more: EW live-blogs Apple's big event

Have you heard? Apple is going to release a new iPhone today. There are some rumors. Today, they will be rumors no longer.
There’s always a lot of hype around an Apple event, and while some of it may seem frivolous and excessive, it’s not all for the tech-obsessed. Thanks to the manufacturer’s immense popularity, the people behind a lot of the pop culture you know and love often follow Apple’s lead when it comes to bringing media your way. So if you want a peek at all the new ways you’ll be able to obsess over pop culture in the coming year, look no further.

If you want to watch the event live, Apple is streaming it on their homepage here—it may be restricted to Safari browsers on OS X and/or iOS devices, however. If you have Apple TV, you can watch it there too, as there will be a dedicated channel for you to tune into.
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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - One month to go before launch!!

The name Maruti Suzuki is just enough to gather crowd and induce a purchase decision. The upcoming Ciaz sedan shall be the latest offering from India's largest carmaker is due to be launched sometime next month. Physical dimension specifications like 4490 mm length, 1730 mm width, 1485 mm height and 2650 mm wheelbase makes it sound convincing and spacious. As for designing aspect the car is stated to be be based on the Authentics Concept that shall garner attention wherever it goes. The bigger boot space of about 510 liters provides with ample storage area for travelers too.

Sources had stated that Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has already garnered about 3000 bookings and over 12,000 inquires from all over the country have been reported. As the launch day nears, it is believed that the brand may receive additional bookings. The Ciaz sedan is expected to be launched in petrol as well as diesel variants. The petrol version is expected to be powered by 1.4 litre K-Series engine t…