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  • Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi is now a member of the Wireless Power Consortium that is known for its Qi wireless charging standard. This adds the company in the same list as Apple, Samsung, and LG among others that support the Qi wireless standard. Although Xiaomi has not official announced it, the consortium lists the company as one of its members.Major smartphone makers have been shifting towards wireless charging with Apple being the most recent example with the launch of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Companies like Nokia, Samsung, and Google have had wireless charging for a few years now that support the Qi standard, but the technology is still in its initial stages.Xiaomi's addition to the list suggests that an upcoming flagship may support wireless charging, presumably the Mi 7, which is tipped to release in Q1 2018. So far, the little that we now about the Mi 7 there seems to be no indication of wireless charging yet. But Xiaomi has always been competitive..

    Xiaomi Added to Wireless Power Consortium, Next Flagship Could Support Wireless Charging

    Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi is now a member of the Wireless Power Consortium that is known for its Qi wireless charging standard. This adds the company in the same list as Apple, Samsung, and LG among others that support the Qi wireless standard. Although Xiaomi has not official announced it, the consortium lists the company as one of its members.Major smartphone makers have been shifting towards wireless charging with Apple being the most recent example with the launch of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Companies like Nokia, Samsung, and Google have had wireless charging for a few years now that support the Qi standard, but the technology is still in its initial stages.Xiaomi's addition to the list suggests that an upcoming flagship may support wireless charging, presumably the Mi 7, which is tipped to release in Q1 2018. So far, the little that we now about the Mi 7 there seems to be no indication of wireless charging yet. But Xiaomi has always been competitive..
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  • Google alongside the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL smartphones, as well as the Google Pixelbook laptop, launched the Pixel Buds at its media event in San Francisco. The Pixel Buds wireless headphones will take on Apple's AirPods, which at present leads the market in wireless earphones in the US.The Google Pixel Buds are powered by Google Assistant, the virtual assistant from the company. This will allow users to ask the Google Pixel Buds any question via voice command and have them answered without ever typing a word on the phone. Similarly, much like the AirPods, you can also ask the Google Pixel Buds to play a track.Google Pixel Buds don't have any buttons, but they support gestures for interface and control. A user can swipe forward or backward on either of the Pixel Buds to control the volume, and tap on either of the buds to play or pause the music they are listening to.What separates the Google Pixel Buds from the Apple AirPods is the real-time multi-lingual translation. As G..

    Google Pixel Buds Wireless Earphones Launched, Rivals to Apple’s AirPods

    Google alongside the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL smartphones, as well as the Google Pixelbook laptop, launched the Pixel Buds at its media event in San Francisco. The Pixel Buds wireless headphones will take on Apple's AirPods, which at present leads the market in wireless earphones in the US.The Google Pixel Buds are powered by Google Assistant, the virtual assistant from the company. This will allow users to ask the Google Pixel Buds any question via voice command and have them answered without ever typing a word on the phone. Similarly, much like the AirPods, you can also ask the Google Pixel Buds to play a track.Google Pixel Buds don't have any buttons, but they support gestures for interface and control. A user can swipe forward or backward on either of the Pixel Buds to control the volume, and tap on either of the buds to play or pause the music they are listening to.What separates the Google Pixel Buds from the Apple AirPods is the real-time multi-lingual translation. As G..
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  • BMW is coming out with a “comfortable way to charge your BMW plug-in hybrid” according to a new video. The automaker is expected to be first to the market with wireless charging capabilities for an electric or plug-in hybrid car. At least one company has experimented with this kind of technology before, but BMW may be the first brand to make it commercially available.It works kind of like wireless charging for a cell phone, but for a car. You simply put a charging pad on the floor of your garage. The infotainment screen guides you to park right where you need to for the wireless charging to work. Charging starts automatically and you get a full charge in 3.5 hours. You can even monitor the charging on your smartphone to see how much juice you have and when your battery is expected to be full.At first, this new tech will only be available for the BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid. Unfortunately, wireless car charging won’t be available in the U.S. for some time. We reached out to..

    BMW Announces Plans to Bring Wireless Charging to the 530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid

    BMW is coming out with a “comfortable way to charge your BMW plug-in hybrid” according to a new video. The automaker is expected to be first to the market with wireless charging capabilities for an electric or plug-in hybrid car. At least one company has experimented with this kind of technology before, but BMW may be the first brand to make it commercially available.It works kind of like wireless charging for a cell phone, but for a car. You simply put a charging pad on the floor of your garage. The infotainment screen guides you to park right where you need to for the wireless charging to work. Charging starts automatically and you get a full charge in 3.5 hours. You can even monitor the charging on your smartphone to see how much juice you have and when your battery is expected to be full.At first, this new tech will only be available for the BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid. Unfortunately, wireless car charging won’t be available in the U.S. for some time. We reached out to..
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  • A startup backed by Tony Fadell, one of the fathers of the Apple iPod, plans to announce Wednesday it is working with Samsung Electronics, Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry and others on a new way for mobile phones to transfer large amounts of data without using wires or Wi-Fi connections.Chief Executive Eric Almgren said his Campbell, California-based company called Keyssa has raised more than $100 million from Fadell and the venture arms of Samsung and Intel, among others. The company's "kiss" technology allows two computing devices to be held near each other and transfer large files such as movies in just a few seconds.The goal is to remove the need for cumbersome and bulky cable connectors inside devices like phones and laptops, which are growing ever-lighter and thinner. If Keyssa is successful, the wireless data transfer technique could eventually be available in a wide range of devices.Keyssa announced last October, together with Intel, that it had come up with a..

    Samsung, Foxconn, Intel Back New ‘Kiss’ Wireless Data Transfer Technology

    A startup backed by Tony Fadell, one of the fathers of the Apple iPod, plans to announce Wednesday it is working with Samsung Electronics, Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry and others on a new way for mobile phones to transfer large amounts of data without using wires or Wi-Fi connections.Chief Executive Eric Almgren said his Campbell, California-based company called Keyssa has raised more than $100 million from Fadell and the venture arms of Samsung and Intel, among others. The company's "kiss" technology allows two computing devices to be held near each other and transfer large files such as movies in just a few seconds.The goal is to remove the need for cumbersome and bulky cable connectors inside devices like phones and laptops, which are growing ever-lighter and thinner. If Keyssa is successful, the wireless data transfer technique could eventually be available in a wide range of devices.Keyssa announced last October, together with Intel, that it had come up with a..
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  • Data storage solution company, Western Digital has launched a new wireless cloud storage drive, My Cloud Home. The Western Digital My Cloud Home NAS storage drives breaks the design monotony of cloud server storage drives, and comes with a makeover exhibiting a slimmer look and angular pattern laid across the lower half of the front panel. The drive can access data from up to 14 different devices, in addition to user's social media accounts and cloud services. It will be exclusively sold on BestBuy in the US at a starting price of $159.99 (roughly Rs. 10,240) for the 2TB storage variant, and it will only be sold select partners outside the US.The WD My Cloud Home NAS drives aggregate all the photos, videos, music, files, and other data from a number of sources like smartphones, computers, USB disks, cloud services, and social media accounts in one place. The entire contents can also be shared with family and friends on accessible devices with an Internet connection with the use o..

    Western Digital My Cloud Home Personal Cloud Storage Wireless Drives Launched

    Data storage solution company, Western Digital has launched a new wireless cloud storage drive, My Cloud Home. The Western Digital My Cloud Home NAS storage drives breaks the design monotony of cloud server storage drives, and comes with a makeover exhibiting a slimmer look and angular pattern laid across the lower half of the front panel. The drive can access data from up to 14 different devices, in addition to user's social media accounts and cloud services. It will be exclusively sold on BestBuy in the US at a starting price of $159.99 (roughly Rs. 10,240) for the 2TB storage variant, and it will only be sold select partners outside the US.The WD My Cloud Home NAS drives aggregate all the photos, videos, music, files, and other data from a number of sources like smartphones, computers, USB disks, cloud services, and social media accounts in one place. The entire contents can also be shared with family and friends on accessible devices with an Internet connection with the use o..
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