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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Gifting ideas for Valentines day for a spectrum of budget

Have you bought valentines gift for your special one yet? If yes then well you have won the battle and wish you have a great day today. Even if you have not got anything yet then remember its better late than never. We have a few options handy for you if you want to make use of whatever little time is left.

LG V40ThinQ smartphone is perfect for people who to capture and live in each moment. Being an an amalgamation of some unique features and blend of many industry-first offerings like 5 cameras, Artificial Intelligence, 6.4-inch FullVision TM OLED display, LG V40ThinQ will be the perfect gift for your partner to capture each moment of your life together. Price – INR 49,990

LG knows that music is a way of communicating your feelings towards your partner and LG XBOOM AI ThinQ is the perfect smart speaker to set the mood right. With the revamped technology and design, this speaker is a perfect blend of innovation and unmatched aesthetics. Couples will get to experience a new way of listening to music as well as to keep a tap on their daily work through Google assistance. Price – INR 27,990

If your partner is movie and music buff, a pair of headphones is one of the best things you can gift them on this Valentine’s Day. LG’s solution is Tone Active++ headset that sits comfortably on your neck. It weighs a mere 60 grams so they will hardly feel it there. A pair of speakers creates a surround sound for the ears without blocking other sounds. It also has IPx4 certification (sweat/water resistant), built in activity tracking (there’s an app) and dual mics for voice calls. For the times you need higher quality music or when you want a call to be more private, just pull out the retractable earbuds. Price - INR 12,000

The LG ‘Neo- Chef Microwave’ is a multi-faceted smart technology that can prepare healthy and hygienic food in a fast and convenient way. Through powerful and precise control, it provides faster, more even cooking performance. With precise temperature control, you can cook a variety of dishes that are not possible with other microwave ovens. The Smart Inverter Microwave can adapt to incoming power levels, and urges you to always count on your microwave to perform, even in unsupportive voltage and low power supply. MRP – Rs. 14745 onward

itel A44 Air

A44 Air is the latest launch from itel that is a smartphone with AI enabled dual camera at INR 4599 making it an industry-first in the sub 5k segment. Yes you read it right. So go ahead. Indulge yourself in an immersive full-screen display (5.45-inch), explore the beauty of AI enabled dual rear camera and feel secure with its speedy face unlock, priced at only INR 4599. It also supports dual SIM 4G VoLTE across all operator bands of India which enables better call connectivity and faster downloads at the same time. With a high screen-to-body of 81%, this smartphone has ultra-thin bezels thus enabling users to have a wider view. Running on Android™ 8.1 (Go edition) OS, the itel A44 Air is powered by 1.4 GHz processor for seamless multi-tasking functionality. The device has premium looking back panels with a chequered design for good grip in hands and is available in vibrant colours such as Blusher Gold, Elegant Blue and Slate Grey. itel A44 Air is equipped with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage along with a dedicated expandable memory up to 32GB

oraimo Tempo 2

If your partner is a health freak, then gifting the latest launch from oraimo could be the best option! The ultra-stylish Tempo 2 priced at INR 2999, boasts the bigger coloured screen in the segment; hence you need not worry about those tiny texts and numbers being stressful on the eyes.  In addition to the big screen, Tempo 2 continuously monitors your heart rate which is unique among other fit bands. The device gives you a count of the steps taken, distance covered and calories burnt in different training modules (including rope skipping, running and bicycling), which will let you remain on top of your health goals. Lifting the wrist is all it takes to directly view your mobile screen and WhatsApp messages on the screen via Bluetooth connectivity. On the power backup front, Tempo 2 supports advanced low energy consumption technology which helps the device to stay active up to 20 days. Tempo 2 is IP67 splash-resistant so you can rinse your hands without having to worry about water splash, durability, sweat, cosmetics, dust or anything else. Adding on to the exterior and convenience, the strap of the fit band comes with an in-built USB port thereby, ensuring ease of plugging and charging. It supports the 4.0 Bluetooth version. The build material of the band is ABS/PC/TPU and it measures 260*20*12mm

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Signify launches Interact IoT platform, will deliver insights, benefits and new services to customers

There is lot of exciting things happening this last week in tech space, thanks to CES 2019, however there is another less talked about development happened last week. First Philips Lighting will be now known as Signify (this was due to some legal reasons). Second, Signify also launched its IoT platform for connected lighting systems named as Interact.

Mr. Sumit Joshi, CEO Signify Innovations Limited
Interact will enable its professional customers to unlock the full potential of connected lighting for the IoT. The platform delivers new insights to help customers drive operational efficiencies and take more effective decisions. It also supports the company’s strategy to deliver new data-enabled services as value expands from lighting products and systems to services.

Signify has already installed 29 million connected light points worldwide and plans for every new LED product it produces to be connectable by 2020. This growing number of connected light points, sensors and devices, as well as systems, can collect large volumes of data for which Interact was designed to handle. The highly secure, scalable cloud-based Interact platform uses sophisticated and modern data management and data processing capabilities, including machine learning, to bring sense to all manner of data – creating data-enabled services for customers that will deliver benefits beyond illumination. It also offers a growing suite of licensed open application program interfaces (APIs) which will foster innovation from third-party developers, development partners and customers, enabling various data enabled services to be developed.

A typical example of such a service is occupancy data from different buildings, combined and analyzed to help managers to understand and predict how people use office space. Such insights can help deliver savings by optimizing the use of existing office space and support better designed, more efficient buildings.

In addition, data from authorized third-parties can also be analyzed by Interact. For example, for a municipal authority, news articles and social media posts, reacting to a new lighting installation on a bridge, can be analyzed and data sent to a social impact app dashboard that summarizes the public sentiment.

Launching the platform, Sumit Padmakar Joshi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Signify Innovations India Limited (Previously known as Philips Lighting India Limited) said, “First, we led the way in energy efficient LED lighting, then in connecting lighting to deliver operational benefits for our customers. Now that light points are smart enough to collect data on their performance and the environment around them, we are tapping into that intelligence. By analyzing the data from our connected lights, devices and systems, our goal is to create safer cities, energy efficient buildings and industries and smarter retail stores in the country. We are confident that this platform will deliver immense value for our professional lighting customers in India”.

Interact connected lighting systems
These connected lighting systems, offering a unified user experience, feature applications that address industry-specific verticals. Available now are:

·       Interact Office – enables you to turn your office into a smart sustainable workspace with software that allows you to increase building efficiency and employee productivity.
·       Interact City – helps improve street lighting, safety, reduce energy consumption, improve efficiency and support your sustainability goals and beautify the urban landscape across roads.
·       Interact Retail - enables customers to group, zone and schedule connected lighting to create stopping power in stores. It also supports in-store location-based marketing services to increase shopper engagement and indoor navigation to improve staff productivity.
·       Interact Landmark – aids in managing and triggering light shows with dynamic architectural lighting to help increase tourism, regenerate downtown areas, and stimulate commerce.
·       Interact Pro - an intuitive cloud-based software for small and medium enterprises that automates lighting and allows management via the Interact Pro dashboard.
·       Interact Sports – aids in monitoring, managing and coordinating across all lighting infrastructure from a single dashboard from pitch lighting, entertainment light shows, hospitality areas and exterior architectural lighting.

Signify became the new company name of Philips Lighting as of May 16, 2018. The legal name of Signify has been adopted in India from 2nd January, 2019.

Monday, 19 November 2018

eBay Reveals 2018 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals: Eight Days of Incredible Savings on Top Brands at the Best Prices

The biggest week of the holiday shopping season is here, and the best deals are happening on eBay. Today, eBay is kicking off eight days of deals by revealing its top Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals -- with select offers launching right now!
Each day from Nov. 19 through Nov. 26, a new set of amazing deals will launch at 5 a.m. PT (8 a.m. ET) at and remain available while supplies last. With unbelievable savings and thousands of deals on toys, electronics, fashion, beauty, home products and more, shoppers can save up to 80% off all week long.
On Black Friday (Nov. 23) and Cyber Monday (Nov. 26), new deals will launch every hour between 3 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT (6 a.m. - 9 p.m. ET). eBay's Early Black Friday (Nov. 19-20), Mobile Wednesday (Nov. 21), Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) and Cyber Weekend (Nov. 23-25) deals will give shoppers eight days of savings on the most anticipated products of the holiday season.
That includes great gifts from Apple, Xbox, Nintendo, Dyson, KitchenAid and more. Whether holiday shoppers are looking for gifting inspiration, stocking stuffers or simply the best deal, they will find incredible prices and fast free shipping with eBay's Guaranteed Delivery on millions of items.
"On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, holiday shoppers want unbelievable prices on the most-wanted gifts and brands," said Scott Cutler, Senior Vice President, Americas. "Today, eBay customers can start saving big with our cyber deals. eBay's Guaranteed Delivery and Best Price Guarantee program ensure shoppers can find and save on everything this holiday season."
Eight Days of Deals Start Today 
Beginning today, shoppers can get an early start on Black Friday. eBay is kicking off its Cyber Week savings at, with free shipping included on all deals. eBay's Cyber Week Deal ad has revealed top Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals with some of the lowest prices of the season.

eBay's Cyber Savings include:
"Early Black Friday" Preview Sale (Monday, Nov. 19 - Tuesday, Nov. 20)
  • Philips Viva 2 Turbostar Low-Fat Multi-Cooker Airfryer 2.0 (1425 Watt) | 78% off ($54.95)
  • Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddle With Waffle Plates (GR-4N) | 66% off ($50.49)
  • Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine (BES870XL) | 52% off ($449.99)
  • Xbox One X 1TB Console - NBA 2K19 Bundle + Assassin's Creed Odyssey | Too Low to Show, Unlock Deal
  • Xbox One X 1TB NBA 2K19 Console Bundle | Too Low to Show, Unlock Deal
  • Super Mario Party Nintendo Switch Video Game | 20% off ($47.99)
  • Bose Solo 5 (eBay exclusive) | 60% off ($99.95)
  • Bose On-Ear Wireless Headphones | 50% off ($89.95)
  • Wonder Workshop's Dash STEM Coding Robot With Sketch Kit Bundle | 21% off ($149.99)
  • Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot Bundle | 26% off ($80.99)
  • Nautica Women's Reversible Packable Puffer Jacket | 65% off ($52.99)
  • Hunter Women's Original Short Mid-Calf Rubber Rain Boot | 43% off ($79.99)
  • Men's Superdry Hooded SD-Windtrekker Eclipse (Navy) | 55% off ($43.99)
  • Citizen Eco-Drive Blue Angels Chronograph Men's Watch | 59% off ($279.99)
Mobile Wednesday (Wednesday, Nov. 21)Mobile-Only Deals
  • 30% off Dell
    • Spotlight Deal: Dell XPS 13 9370 FHD Laptop (7-8550U- 256GB SSD- 8GB Memory) | 17% off ($1199.99)
  • 20% off adidas
    • Spotlight Deal: adidas Men's EQT Support 93/17 Shoes | 64% off ($69.99)
  • 15% off Hoover
    • Spotlight Deal: Hoover Cruise Cordless Ultra-Light Stick Vacuum, BH52210 | 57% off ($79.99)
 Mobile and Deals
  • Samsonite Pivot 3pc. Hardside Luggage Set | 72% off ($199.99)
  • Apple 13.3" MacBook Air | Retina Display 256GB (2018, Space Gray, MRE92LL/A) | $109.01 off ($1289.99)
  • Milwaukee M12 12V Cordless Li-Ion Drill & Impact Driver Combo Kit (2494-22B0) | 61% off ($109)
  • Crayola Arts & Crafts Creative Paint Glue Paper Kids Gift | 31% off ($13.99)
  • Sphero R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid | 70% off $29.99)
  • VERSACE Yellow Diamond Women's 3.0 oz Perfume | 68% off ($30.06)
  • Nautica Classic 3.3 oz / 3.4 oz Men's Cologne | 81% off ($9.99)
  • JBL REFLECT CONTOUR Wireless Headphones In Ear Headphones | 70% off ($29.99)
  • JBL XTREME Splashproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker | 56% off ($129.99)
Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 22)
  • Arlo Security System 3 Wire-Free HD Cameras | 45% off ($219.99)
  • Xbox One X 1TB |Too Low to Show, Unlock Deal
  • Dyson V7 Animal + HEPA vacuum | 66% off (169.99)
  • Nest Indoor Camera | 35% off ($129)
  • Nest Gen 3 Smart Thermostat | 28% off ($179)
  • LG 32" QHD Gaming Monitor (32GK650F-B) | 39% off ($334.99)
  • Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer | 45% off ($219)
Black Friday (Friday, Nov. 23)
  • Samsung 40" Class LED Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR (NU7100 Series - 2160p) | 53% off
  • Samsung 82" Smart QLED 4K Ultra HD TV | 40% off
  • Google Home Hub with Google Assistant | 34% off ($99)
  • Apple 13.3" MacBook Air 128GB with Retina Display | $100 off ($1099.99)
  • L.O.L. Surprise! Glitter Series Limited Edition 2-Pack | 50% off ($24.99)
  • Nerf Rival Prometheus MXVII-20K | 20% off ($159.99)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 + Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Xbox One |41% off ($69.99)
  • Nintendo Switch 32GB Console with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con | Too Low to Show, Unlock Deal
  • Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Bundle with HP 27" Monitor | 34% off ($329.99)
  • Alienware 17 R5 VR Ready 17.3"Gaming Notebook (i7-8750H 8GB RAM, 256GB, SSD 1TB HDD) | 23% off ($1369.99)
  • Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds | 47% off ($89.99)
  • Harman Kardon INVOKE Voice Activated Wireless Home Speaker with Cortana | 75% off ($49.95)
  • Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Medium Carryall Tote (Vanilla MK Stripe Ballet Pink) | 66% off ($99.99)
  • Porter-Cable 6 Gallon Oil-Free Pancake Compressor | 62% off ($59)
  • Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Desk Purifier, Heater & Fan (HP01) | 62% off ($169.99)
  • The North Face Men's Denali Jacket | 15% off ($99.99)
  • Nikon D850 Digital SLR Camera Body | 43% off ($2429.99)
  • Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Body | 45% off ($1899.99)
Cyber Weekend (Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25)
  • KitchenAid Pro Plus Professional 5-Qt Stand Mixer (RKV25G0X) | 48% off ($179.99)
  • Travelers Club 30-inch Rolling Duffle | 76% off ($23.99)
  • Microsoft 8th Gen Surface Pro (6 i5 8gb 128GB SSD) + Platinum Type Cover + Office 365 Personal + Mobile Mouse bundle | 13% off ($799.99)
  • Essie Nail Polish | 33% off ($5.99)
  • My Little Pony Toy Talking & Singing Twilight Sparkle | 51% off ($62.99)
  • Men's Ultra-Light Weight Puffer Jacket | 50% off ($24.99)
  • LG 65" OLED 4K HDR Smart TV | 47% off
  • ASICS Men's GEL-Flux 5 Running Shoes | 65% off ($27.99)
Cyber Monday (Monday, Nov. 26)
  • Apple 13.3" MacBook Air 128GB | 25% off ($749.99)
  • Xbox One X 1TB Fallout 76 Bundle | Too Low to Show, Unlock Deal
  • DJI Mavic Pro Drone with 4K HD Camera | 24% off ($599.99)
  • DEWALT 20V MAX XR Li-Ion 1/2 in. Impact Wrench with Detent Pin Anvil | 43% off ($199)
  • Farm to Table Kitchen with Lights and Sounds by KidKraft | 20% off ($159.99)
  • Sonos One Voice-Controlled Wireless Smart Speaker | 12% off ($174)
  • Google Home Mini Smart Light Starter Kit (Chalk) | 43% off ($31)
  • Dyson V6 Motorhead Pro Cordless Vacuum | New | 62% off ($189.99)
  • Eternity by Calvin Klein Women's 3-Piece Gift Set | 70% off ($47.23)
  • Marshall Woburn Bluetooth Speaker | 61% off ($229)
No Blackout Dates: 110% Best Price GuaranteeHoliday shoppers are guaranteed the best prices of the season with no blackout dates, even on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. eBay's Best Price Guarantee program beats the price on 150,000 deals, as eBay offers 110 percent of the price difference of eligible2 competitors' prices.
Fast, Free, Guaranteed DeliveryeBay's Guaranteed Delivery is available on more than 100 million listings, ensuring they arrive in three days or less. Even better, millions of these items ship for free.
To shop all of eBay's deals, visit and follow @eBay on social.
eBay By the Numbers
  • eBay has 177 million active buyers worldwide
  • eBay has 1.1 billion listings
  • 71% of items ship for free in U.S., UK and DE
  • 80% of all merchandise sold on eBay is new, and our wide selection keeps growing
  • 89% of items sold on eBay are Buy It Now – no bidding necessary
  • 64% of the eBay platform involves a mobile touchpoint
  • 429 million downloads of eBay Inc. apps across the globe

vHive Releases Autonomous Drone Solution for Complex Cell Tower Inspection

Hive, the developer of a cloud-based software solution that enables enterprises to deploy autonomous drone hives to digitize their field operations and assets, announced today the enhancement of its fully automated workflow for cell tower inspection using drones to also support guy wire towers.

"Millions of cell towers worldwide require ongoing inspection and surveying as part of their ongoing operations," said vHive CTO Tomer Daniel. "vHive's solution has already enabled telecom companies to perform thousands of autonomous tower surveys.  vHive now addresses the complexities of autonomously surveying guy towers. Our ability to intelligently orchestrate one or many drones to acquire data on complex structures such as cell towers, bridges and cranes has enabled us to provide ground breaking solutions to unmet industry needs."

"vHive enables enterprises to scale their drone operations," said vHive CEO Yariv Geller. "vHive's solution uniquely empowers field technicians to fly autonomous, off-the-shelf drones, generating data in a fraction of the time and cost required by human operators. vHive enables true enterprise scale while enhancing employee safety."

vHive provides solutions to companies in a variety of industries ranging from telecom towers, to rail, bridges and civil engineering. vHive enables tower companies and mobile network operators to gain intelligence on their infrastructure by capturing field data in minimal time and generating 2D and 3D tower models to visualize, analyze and share. Safely handling the complexity of autonomous flight and data acquisition in a guy wire tower environment further enhances the company's solution for the telecom industry, enabling customers to address a variety of asset types that they need to digitize.

Hive's solution will be demonstrated at TowerXchange Asia in Singaporebetween December 4-5th.

Expedia's Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale Offers for the First Time Up To 50 Percent Off Flights and 90 Percent Off Hotels in the Expedia App

It's official!® for the first time is offering up to 50 percent off flights in addition to amazing hotel coupons including an extra 75 percent off online and 90 percent off redeemable in the Expedia App, plus more great discounts on packages and activities during its annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale.
"Black Friday and Cyber Monday have historically been more for big retailers selling packaged goods, and not necessarily a big moment in time to sell travel," says Aaron Price, head of marketing for Brand Expedia. "We know consumers are increasingly interested in spending money on experiences over material goods, which is likely why we've seen a rise in travel offerings during this key time. Each year we have gotten stronger and stronger at delivering amazing travel deals to meet that demand, and this year we've worked hard to source more than five times as many deals from our travel partners as we've had in years past."
Consumers take advantage of Black Friday discounts to get away ASAP
While some travelers are booking spring break or summer travel for the following year, the majority are treating themselves to near-term trips during a very busy and sometimes expensive season. Based on 2017 data from Expedia's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale, here's what travelers leveraged the deals to book1:
  • End-of-year travel: In 2017, more than half of the flights booked during Black Friday weekend were for trips that took place before the end of the year.
  • Holiday trips: About 1 in 5 of the trips booked during Black Friday weekend 2017 were for travel during the Christmas and New Year's Eve timeframe (Dec. 21, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018)
  • Last-minute getaways: More than a quarter of the hotel nights booked during Black Friday weekend 2017 were for last-minute travel (between 5 and 14 days out).
  • Winter sun & city fun: Top destinations booked by US travelers during Black Friday weekend 2017 include OrlandoLas VegasNew YorkCancun and San Diego.
"What this tells us is that U.S. travelers are taking advantage of these amazing deals on flights, hotel and packages to get away ASAP. The top destinations provide even more color, showing travelers are taking trips to the theme parks in Orlando, seeking out holiday sun in Cancun and southern California, and treating themselves to a weekend of entertainment in Vegas," says Price.
Expedia's Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals
Expedia's biggest travel sale of the year officially kicks off Friday, November 23 at 9:00 a.m. PST and runs through 11:59 p.m. PST on Cyber Monday. These coupons are available for a limited time while supplies last, so customers need to act fast! And even if you miss a coupon, there are still amazing deals all over the site for hotels, activities, cruises, car rentals and vacation packages.
  • Black Friday
    • Coupon 1: $100 off $200 flights
    • Coupon 2: 75% off standalone hotels
    • Coupon 3: $500 off $1,000 vacation packages
    • Coupon 4: $25 off $50 activities  
    • Coupon 5: 10% off standalone hotels
  • Cyber Monday – Most Cyber Monday coupons are available for a limited time while supplies last, however there are three amazing coupons that will refresh every hour from 9 a.m. PST to 3 p.m. PST. So, if you miss out on one, you can keep coming back.
    • Coupon 1: $100 off $200 flights – this coupon will refresh every hour from 9 a.m. PST to 3 p.m. PST
    • Coupon 2: 90% off in the Expedia App – this coupon will refresh every hour from 9 a.m. PST to 3 p.m. PST
    • Coupon 3: 50% off standalone hotels – this coupon will refresh every hour from 9 a.m. PST to 3 p.m. PST
    • Coupon 4: 10% off standalone hotels
    • Coupon 5: $100 off $1,000 vacation packages
    • Coupon 6: $100 off $200 activities  
Travelers can access all of the amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals by visiting the sale homepage and on the award-winning Expedia app, which is available for download on iOS and Android devices for free in the App Store and Google Play. For more information on how to redeem desktop and mobile coupons, visit the Expedia Viewfinder blog.