Porsche, the famed German sports car maker has made a rockstar entry in India with new models under the 911 brand. The new series launched includes the 911 Turbo, 911 Carrera S, 911 Turbo S Cabriolet and 911 Carrera Cabriolet.
The starting price of these luxury car models is said to be Rs 1.42 crore and it may go up till Rs 2.81 crore.
Reports say that Porsche may launch two more showrooms at Hyderabad and Chennai in the coming months. This will help the company in boosting its presence in India.
In the new Carrera models, you may find a new engine generation with bi-turbo charging. Besides this, the models feature a fuel reduction up to 1 litre for every 100 km.
The Carrera S delivers 420hp.
According to Porsche India Director, the new models are 12% more fuel efficient than the previous ones. Further, it is said to be the 8th generation of the models under the 911 brand.
There is a huge range of model variants in new 911 series that includes cabriolet and coupe with completely new turbocharged power units.
The company, at present, has 6 showrooms in India – Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru.
The portfolio of Porsche’s luxury sports cars in India includes Boxter, Cayman, Panamera, 911, Macan and Cayenne.
A foldable Samsung smartphone is expected to launch next year. According to reports, the company may unveil a device that could be folded to form a 5 inch smartphone. This will then turn into a 7 inch tablet when opened.
The development of prototype is finished and the company might start its mass production from the second half of this year.
Reports say that, in order to build such an advanced phone, Samsung has invested into several technologies. With its folding technology, one can easily carry it like a wallet and open it for using.
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This phone would feature an OLED Display and could be bend in half easily by the user. This actually shows that the mobile companies are fully geared up to offer something unique and advanced to their customers.
According to the director of Samsung Display, the planning and discussion for the release of this product and mass production is going on.
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Further, a representative quotes that Samsung Electronics has some major tasks to complete. Hence, the mass production could not be completed in haste. But, significant amount of results have been made.
It’s now time to transform your iPhone or iPad into a laser spatial ruler that will help you in determining the distance and size of any object. iPin has introduced a spatial ruler that can be easily inserted into the headphone jack of your iPhone and serve as a laser measuring device.
For this, the users will have to download the app, plug the ruler into the phone with its business end towards the rear of the device.
To know the distance of the object, you will have to place the red dot at the object.
Though, much details are not available, this ruler big invention can be a great help and fun to use gadget.
According to reports, this gadget will be available at cheaper rates and would use the mobile’s touchscreen for some functions.
Further, the app will help you in determining the size of the object. Whatever you’ll try to measure, this app will place some dots around it. This way you’ll be able to know the size.
So, this ruler and its app will help you in your day to day routine as well. It might not be 100% correct or precise. But, to some extent, it can give you a basic idea about the distance and size.
Presently, everyone is talking about a USB sized translator for travel lovers. This translator is a handy translator that you can carry anywhere while you travel to different corners of the world.
Learning a second or third language is generally easier for kids. But, when you are grown up, it becomes a bit difficult. But, no need to worry now as with this translator you can speak in the non-native language as well.
This is actually a small tiny device that you will have to wear around your neck. Whatever you will speak, it will be translated into the desired language.
So, it would be easier for you to carry it and travel anywhere without any concern related to the non-native language.
At present, this translator works for Japanese, English and Chinese language. This translator would soon be working for other languages like Italian, French, Thai, Spanish, Arabic and Korean.
The name of this translator is Ili and it has been introduced by a Japanese company.
The company has not made it clear that when this device will be available to the general public.
The company has even started an advertising campaign that is expected to create a buzz among the audience.
Hyundai has introduced the first ever gasoline-electric car. According to reports, this car would be a challenge to Toyota’s Prius.
This car is expected to be named as the IONIQ. Further, it was said that in Korea, it achieved fuel economy of 52.7 miles/gallon. This is actually equal to 22.4 kms/litre.
The company said that the hybrid car would be available from mid-January. The price of this car is expected to be around 22.9 million won. This is basically the starting price.
To meet the emission regulation, this car is estimated to be a hit.
Hyundai was among those brands that were strongly hit by the diesel car ban in Delhi. May be with such a fuel economic car, it may give a boost to the sales of Hyundai cars.
It is expected that this car would beat the Toyota’s Prius in terms of fuel economy.
Hybrid variants of Sonata and Azera were previously launched. But, this is the first ever car that is made from scratch.
Furthermore, 3 electrified versions might be offered that may include full-electric and plug-in hybrid version.
The plug-in hybrid version might get launched soon in the later months of this year
IRCTC has unveiled the heritage circuit train that offers deluxe facilities to the passengers. This train would help thee passengers to explore the Indian heritage sites, like Agra, Varanasi and Khajuraho in its five-day round trip.
According to reports the package of travelling in this train will include 24×7 security, stay in three-star hotels, breakfast, lunch and dinner, English/Hindi speaking guide, entrances at the monuments and much more.
The rates are expected to be:
Single: Rs 35,900
Double: Rs 32,900
Triple: Rs 31,900
Single: Rs 26,200
Double: Rs 23,200
Triple: Rs 22,700
Single: Rs 21,790
Double: Rs 18,790
Triple: Rs 18, 290
Thus, it would be a semi-luxury experience for the passengers.
The train will depart from Safdarjung Station (New Delhi) and the first stop would be Sarnath. The passengers would have a golden chance to witness the daily ritual of ‘Ganga Aarti’, along with a boat ride in the Ganges.
The Khajuraho stay includes the visits to Western and Eastern group of Temples.
Reaching Agra (The last stoppage), you may experience a tour to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
Individually by next April, the train will run eight trips.
Samsung has launched its Z3 model in India at Rs. 8,490. With the introduction of this new smartphone, people seem to be very curious to know its new features and specifications.
According to reports, this phone will go on sale probably by the next week. The sale of this phone would be done through both offline retail channels and online platform Snapdeal.
The Z3 features a typical Samsung design but there are sensors and front-facing camera placed differently. Further, it also has a new home button.
The home button is flat oval-shaped.
• A bigger 5 inches screen
• Power button on the right
• Volume buttons on the left
• The new Z3 is a bit slimmer than the previous Z1. Thus, it provides a better grip
• It has color variants for black, gold and silver
• 1GB of RAM
• 8GB of built-in storage
• 5-megapixel front-facing camera
• 8-megapixel rear camera
• Two Micro-SIM slots
• Runs on Tizen 2.4
• Replaceable 2600mAh battery
• Static interface with circular app icons
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The MixRadio app was the highlight of the launch event. This app would provide access to nearly 30 million songs for life for free. This would be provided only to the Samsung Z3 users.
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The company also launched ‘My Galaxy app’ that categorizes the deals and discounts in 4categories, i.e. Home, Care, Services and My Page.
According to reports, the Z3 doesn’t offer 4G, which is a common feature demanded these days.
Even while eating, you can now make your selfies more interesting as a ‘selfie spoon’ has been introduced for the selfie lovers.
This selfie spoon is basically a selfie stick that has a spoon at the end and extends up to 30 inches.
Thus, it has been said that the selfie lovers will now be able to eat as well as take selfies simultaneously.
A number of android smartphones come with a great front camera that makes the users take their selfies anywhere anytime.
However, it sometimes becomes difficult to capture a selfie when a huge group is present or when you desire to capture the moment from a wide angle.
So, with this selfie spoon, the users will not have to wait for their food to finish, for posting their selfies on social sites.
Users will have to turn the Bluetooth feature on over their smartphone, in order to use the selfie spoon.
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a gray button is present in mobile devices that is used to take photos on iOS devices and on Android phones.
If you wish to order this selfie spoon, then it can be ordered on SelfieSpoon.com for free. However the customers will have to pay for shipping charges.
Philips Lighting has launched its latest web-based LED lighting solution in India, through which users would be able to control home lightning via their smartphones and tablets from anywhere, anytime.
This solution has been launched targeting the lower middle and upper middle class in India.
This is termed as ‘Philips Hue’ and is based on Internet of Things concept.
Philips Hue works across both android and iOS mobile platforms.
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The range of Philips Hue includes a Hue starter kit with bridge and 3hue lamps. The price starts at Rs.16,995.
In India, the high end luminaires market is pegged at almost Rs.3,000 crore. Initially, Philips would showcase its new solutions in the online e-commerce portals and its ‘Light Lounge’.
Philips has nearly 140 Light Lounges in various Indian cities.
Philips hue app features lighting settings that are based on the research of Philips about the biological effects of lighting on the body.
The company said that it had provided nearly 1.5 crore LED lamps to the indian government as a part of the Modi’s national programme for domestic and street-lighting in 100 cities by the month of March, 2016.
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The company will sell its Hue solution through Reliance Digital stores and Croma. Further, it has also partnered with Snapdeal, which will be its online partner.
To meet the demands of both export and domestic market, the company has set up varied manufacturing units in India.
The LED products manufactured in Baroda and Mohali are exported to almost 24 different countries in East Asia, Latin America and Africa.