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Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play launch today: All we know so far

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Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play smartphones are expected to make a debut in Sao Paulo in Brazil on April 19. Ahead of launch, Motorola has put out a teaser giving us glimpse of Moto G6, which will feature a 3D glass back. The official teaser was put out by Motorola UK on Twitter. The smartphone will have a dual rear camera setup and dual curved back. The fingerprint scanner will be placed on the front, below the edge-to-edge display. The power button will have a textured design, unlike volume rocker keys.

Separately, Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus cases have been spotted on MobileFun site, listed to become available in three to five days. The cases are priced between $7.49 (Rs 492 approx) to $11.99 (Rs 788 approx) and can be pre-ordered from the website. The accessories confirm that dual cameras on the two upcoming phones will be aligned horizontally. Though Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play will have 18:9 aspect ratio display, it looks like Motorola will not get rid of the home button on the front, which will also double up as fingerprint sensor.

Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 Plus specifications and features have leaked online, though we will have a confirmation once the phones are made official. Design, display, processor, price and more, here’s a look at everything we know about Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 Plus so far based on leaks:

 

Motorola, Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 price, Moto G6 price in India, Moto G6 features, Moto G6 specifications, Moto G6 Play price, Moto G6 Plus price Moto G6 could have dual 12MP+5MP rear cameras with dual LED flash and features like ‘Portrait’ shots and face filters.

Moto G6 is rumoured to come with a 5.7-inch full HD Max vision display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. It will sport a design similar to that of Moto X4, which means a 3D glass back. The phone was previously spotted on Amazon in the US and Canada. The listing has been taken down since. Moto G6 could have dual 12MP+5MP rear cameras with dual LED flash and features like ‘Portrait’ shots and face filters. The front shooter will be 16MP. Other camera features expected for Moto G6 include selective focus, Cutout, real-time animated face filters, and more. Powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), the cameras on Moto G6 will be able to recognise object and scenes.

Moto G6 will be powered by a 1.8 GHz Octa-Core processor. Authentication methods include fingerprint sensor, though several reports hint as Face Unlock feature as well. Moto G6 could measure 7.2×0.8×15.4cm and weigh 163 grams. Apart from a 32GB storage variant, the phone is also said to launch in a 64GB storage model. It will have either 3GB or 4GB RAM. Moto G6 will be backed by a 3,000mAh battery, with support for the company’s Turbo Charging technology.

Moto G6 Plus: All we know so far

Moto G6 Plus was previously spotted on the Geekbench benchmarking site, which reveals that it will be powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. The smartphone scores 4123 points in multi-core performance and 866 in the single-core.

Leaks suggest that Moto G6 Plus will be a higher-end variant of Moto G6. The phone will sport a 5.93-inch FHD+ display, a Snapdragon 630 processor, a dual camera setup on the back (12MP+5MP) and a 5MP front snapper. The dual-SIM smartphone will run Android 8.0 Oreo. It will come with support for fingerprint reader. The battery on Moto G6 Plus will be a 3,200mAh one.

Motorola, Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 price, Moto G6 price in India, Moto G6 features, Moto G6 specifications, Moto G6 Play price, Moto G6 Plus price Moto G6 Play was leaked in a nine-second hands-on video, revealing 18:9 aspect display and dual curved edge design at the back.

Moto G6 Play was leaked in a nine-second hands-on video, revealing 18:9 aspect display and dual curved edge design at the back. Motorola’s upcoming G6 series could be heavily inspired from Moto X4, which has a 3D contoured glass back. Moto G6 Play will not have a home button on the front, while a circular fingerprint sensor is expected to be placed at the back. The phone will have an 18:9 aspect ratio Full display, though with prominent bezels on top and bottom. Bezels on sides will be thin. The smartphone is said to pack a 4,000mAh battery.

The dual-SIM smartphone could come with a 5.7-inch HD+ IPS display and run Android 8.0 Oreo. Moto G6 Play will be powered by an Octa-core processor, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, which will be expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card slot. Moto G6 Play will feature a 12MP primary camera and a 5MP front shooter.


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Nike Adapt Self-Lacing Smart Sneaker Will Require Regular Charging

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Nike has found a new way to capture more information about its customers: through their sneakers.

At an event called the “Future of Footwear,” Nike unveiled a new shoe concept, called Nike Adapt, that tracks performance in real time, allowing the company to give weekend warriors athletic tips and also sell them more products.

“It’s the start of a new day,” said Michael Donaghu, Nike’s director of global footwear innovation. “It’s like we’re moving from footwear to firmwear.”

 

The shoes, with their data-tracking capability, present customers with a choice about privacy — if they opt not to share their data, they’ll miss out on a lot of the product’s capabilities. The company is starting with basketball shoes, which will sell for $350 (roughly Rs. 25,000).

The shoe self-tightens to an athlete’s preference – there are no laces – and is adjustable via an app. The products carry sensors, accelerometers and gyroscopes that can give Nike a full, personalized snapshot of its owner’s performance. They’ll need recharging every two weeks.

“It’s like having two smartphones strapped to your two feet,” said Michael Martin, Nike’s global head of digital products.

CEO Mark Parker discussed the new shoes in vague terms in December, calling it a “major step” in taking Nike’s new digital emphasis and embedding it into actual product.

Nike stores are also going digital. The company calls new flagship locations unveiled two months ago in New York and Shanghai “Houses of Innovation.” They blend online shopping with the in-person experience. To get the full experience, you essentially have to download the Nike app.

Nike is in the midst of a digital transformation. A large part of that is trying to get more of its customers to become members of the NikePlus loyalty program. The company has found members spend three times more than nonmembers when they shop at Nike.com.

Though Nike has seen rapid growth in apparel sales, shoes still accounted for 61 percent of the company’s $36.4 billion in revenue last fiscal year.

Nike auto-lacing shoes have been around since 2017, when the company sold a limited number of low-top sneakers for $720, the most expensive shoes it ever released.

These shoes will be available through Nike’s direct channels, and through retailers, and will debut in the NBA on the feet of Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum later this week.

The shoe’s technology is can be updated through the app, meaning its capabilities can change after it’s purchased. The Beaverton, Oregon-based company plans to release more products with the Adapt technology, including running shoes, sportswear and lifestyle items.

“The advantages we’re looking to provide the athlete are so substantial that you’ll see a mass of people wanting to make use of those benefits,” Martin said.

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Microsoft Says Will Set Up 10 AI Labs, Train 5 Lakh Youth in India

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Microsoft India to set up Artificial Intelligence (AI) labs in 10 universities and train five lakh youth across the country in disrupting technologies.

The company also said it will upskill over 10,000 developers over the next three years.

“We believe AI will enable Indian businesses and more for India’s progress, especially in education, skilling, healthcare and agriculture,” said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.

 

Microsoft AI today is fuelling digital transformation for over 700 customers and 60 per cent customers are large manufacturing and financial services enterprises.

Over 700 partners have geared up to support the AI ecosystem, said the company.

Microsoft in December announced a three-year “Intelligent Cloud Hub” collaborative programme in India, for empowering institutes to skill students in AI and Cloud technologies.

India is one of the first countries to have such a programme in which Microsoft will support selected institutes that have the best-in-class infrastructure, curriculum and content, onsite training for faculty and students, access for participating students to Cloud and AI services, developmental tools and developer support.

In April 2018, the company announced the Microsoft Professional Programme (MPP) for the public.

This programme is helping in providing job-ready skills along with real-world experience to engineers as well as others who plan on improving their skills in AI and data science, using a series of online courses.

“Microsoft also believes that it is imperative to build higher awareness and capabilities on security, privacy, trust and accountability,” said Maheshwari.

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TP-Link Launches New Wi-Fi 6 Routers at CES 2019 With Something at Every Price Point

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TP-Link has announced five new next-generation wireless products at CES 2019. All these routers are based on Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with prices ranges from the affordable entry-level routers to expensive wireless routers meant for gaming. In December last year, TP-Link had introduced its first two Wi-Fi 6 routers based on Broadcom platforms. With its latest announcement at CES 2019, the company seems keen on bringing more Wi-Fi 6 products for everyone.

The new TP Link Deco X10 is a mesh networking-based wireless router. It comes in a pack of two (one main unit and a satellite), priced at $349.99 (roughly Rs. 24,340). It offers a wireless bandwidth of up to 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and up to 1,200Mbps on the 5GHz band.

The company has also announced a new Archer AX11000 gaming wireless router. It is a tri-band wireless router capable of a maximum wireless throughput of up to 4,804Mbps on the 5GHz bands and up to 1,148Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. TP-Link had added USB Type-C and USB Type-A ports to enable storage sharing across the network. The router will sell at $449.99 (roughly Rs. 31,300) and will be available later this month.

 

TP-Link’s new Archer AX6000 is a dual-band wireless router that offers features similar to the Archer AX11000 and is shipping right away. It includes a 2.5Gbps WAN port so in case you have a high-speed broadband connection, but you don’t play games, this might be the right router for you as it costs $100 (roughly Rs. 6,954) less than the Archer AX11000.

The basic TP-Link Archer AX1800 brings Wi-Fi 6 at an affordable price point. The Archer AX1800 is a dual-band wireless router which comes with a Gigabit WAN port and a USB 2.0 port to share data across the network. The router is priced at $129.99 (roughly Rs. 9,040). It will be available later this year.

TP-Link has also announced a new wireless range extender at CES 2019. The RE705X Wi-Fi range extender is a dual-band repeater which is priced at $99.99 (roughly Rs. 6,953). It will ship in the third quarter of 2019.

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