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Thursday, 30 September 2021

The high-end HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro the Moon Phase Collection brings stunning looks and an astonishing 2-week battery life

 You have probably heard the gist about Huawei’s latest high-end moon phase smartwatch with two weeks battery, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro the Moon Phase Collection. The latest flagship addition to the HUAWEI WATCH GT Series mixes Huawei’s innovative technology with a premium and classic design that drips with elegance from side to side! The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro Moon Phase Collection will be available exclusively on Flipkart for customers in India. The product will be up for sale starting 18th September 2021 and will be available in two variants – Sports and Classic, priced at INR 22,990 and INR 24,990 respectively.The perfect smartwatch for high-end luxury watch lovers and fitness zealots as well. We have it on our hands and here is what blew our minds!



Traverse the nature with the Moon Phase Collection 

The high-end HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro the Moon Phase Collection can determine tide times, astronomy and moon phases letting you prepare for any outdoor escapade! With 8 types of moon phases i.e. new moon, full moon, first quarter moon etc. that allow you to perceive the sky and enjoy the moment of watching time pass-by! If you are looking for a smartwatch that you can wear to work, to the gym and to luncheons as well, HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro the Moon Phase Collection is what you are looking for. Its iconic design consists of a titanium body, a ceramic rear-case and a premium sapphire glass for the 1.39-inch AMOLED watch face. There are two distinct colour options available: Night Black (sport edition) and Nebula Grey (classic edition). Moreover, with over 200+, preinstalled watch faces to choose from or the ones you download with a single tap using One Hop from your smartphone, you would not have a problem matching your mood of the day! 


Total peace of mind with the 2-week battery 

Exercising or spending the weekend camping outdoors with your family, you need a smartwatch that is not going to bailout on you! HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro the Moon Phase Collection consumes low power and can last for 2 weeks of typical use. Additionally, with 5 minutes of wireless quick charge you can use the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro Moon Phase Collection for 10 hours. 


Live a healthy lifestyle

With smartwatches, keeping track of your health has become somewhat mandatory. You know how we sometimes stop during an intense workout to catch a breather? The new and improved version of Huawei’s latest TruSeen™ 4.0+ technology and SpO2 monitoring for 24/7 health management features will both provide you with intelligent reminders if your heart rate goes above or below normal levels. HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro the Moon Phase Collection can monitor your blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), which is the concentration of oxygen in your blood and an important physiological indicator for the health of your respiratory system. The HUAWEI TruSleepTM 2.0 technology helps in measuring sleep quality as well which includes real-time heart rate tracking, breathing during sleep and big data analytics. Lastly, you can also keep track of your relaxation data, thanks to the HUAWEI TruRelaxTM technology that provides 24/7 pressure monitoring, which allows to maintain a relaxed state of mind at all times.

A new and different kind of fitness

Whatever your preferred activity is, with this high-end flagship smartwatch that is not an issue! HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro the Moon Phase Collection elevates the fitness/sport experience and supports over 100 sports modes. There are two new additions, skiing, and golf. Within these 19 professional workout modes are included 12 types of outdoor sports and 7 of indoor. Speaking of swimming, HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro the Moon Phase Collection supports 5 ATM water resistance* – up to 50 metres down! You do not need to worry about taking off the watch.

*Leather straps are not water resistant


Daily smart Handy Assistant 

Taking, making or muting calls when working-out. Store up to 500 tracks and listen to your favourite tunes when cycling without having to carry your phone. The wide range of handy smart features for everyday use also include to-do reminders, alarm, timer, and a camera shutter which lets you snap photos with a simple touch on your watch!


What do we think?

HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro the Moon Phase Collection is a major leap, in many ways! If you want a smartwatch with a premium regal touch and a blend of ancient traditions with modern technology then you would absolutely fall in love with the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro the Moon Phase Collection.


Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Top 5 features of PicsArt Photo Editor App

 Smart phones have changed the way we use our phones, one of the things that dramatically changed over the years is how we take photographs and share the same. Tech giants know that we all love sharing photos hence you have a lot of photo editing, sharing apps available on all marketplaces be it Android, iOS or Windows platforms.

We have been hearing a lot about one such app - PicsArt and decided to give it a try. I must say that we are impressed with the overwhelming features it provides for users to use. As a new user of the platform I am going to list top 5 features I liked about the application so far.

  1. One Stop Solution: The app is easy to setup and can be used for both videos and photos so no need to find different apps for different use cases. Once you are satisfied with the final version of your media you can directly share it to social media and to the followers on the app itself. So, edit photos, videos and share or save all from one app.
  2. Sketch tool: Sketch tool gives several different options to select from making the pencil outline as if it was a hand drawn sketch to giving the outline as a shadow , user can simply try and finalize the one they like for their image. 

            3. Add Text to Videos: If you are a meme lover you would know how handy it becomes to have an app where you can use a video from your group and turn it into a meme by adding text to it. PicsArt allows you to do so in a very simplistic manner. The controls are self explanatory and you will always be a step ahead in your game with this app.

            4. Object Removal: Ever faced a situation where you have got a nice photo but someone passing by in background ruined the perfect frame? We all face it at sometime in our lives, specially the busy monuments, tourist attractions, beaches you are likely to be surrounded by people and randomness associated with it. PicsArt helps you in getting rid of unwanted objects from your background without even leaving a trace behind it. This also comes in handy when you have some objects you just dont want in your photograph.

            5. Replay: Replay is my personal favorite feature of PicsArt, Replay is basically a gif of set of transitions someone has applied on their images to give it artistic view. These replays are available for try and use giving step by step details of what needs to be done to achieve same effects or even you can customize the options as per your liking. Below is an example of the same.

My photo after using replay option, I changed one of the dust effects with Rain drops

Left image in second row used as template for Replay





LG LAUNCHES ‘KHWAHISHON SE KHUSHIYON TAK SEASON 3’ LUCKY DRAW WITH PRIZES WORTH RS. 8 CRORES!

 With the onset of festive season in India, LG Electronics, the leading consumer durable brand is launching ‘KHWAHISHON SE KHUSHIYON TAK SEASON 3” with more excitement and even bigger awards. 





In this offer, Consumers who have purchased LG Home Appliances* during the offer period are eligible to participate in the lucky draw by registering for this contest. Unlike last year, this time there would be not one, but two weekly draws to make it more exciting and Winners from the Lucky Draw will get a chance to win LG Products worth Rs. 8 Crores. Prizes includes Styler (Hygienic Clothes Refresher), Side-by-Side and Frost Free Refrigerators, Top Load Washing Machines, Air Conditioners, Water Purifiers & Microwave Ovens. Offer is starting from 26th September 2021 to 30th November 2021. The contest is applicable across India, except the state of Tamil Nadu.


The ‘KHWAHISHON SE KHUSHIYON TAK SEASON 3” lucky draw will be spread over ten weeks with draws every Thursday and Sunday. Additionally, there will be Bumper draw announced on 7 auspicious days which includes Ashtami, Dusshera, Karwa Chauth, Dhanteras, Diwali, Bhai Dooj and Guru Purab. 


Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Praveen Gusain – Business Head – Refrigerators - LG Electronics India said ,
LG Electronics is one of the most loved & trusted brand by consumers in India. As a consumer centric brand, LG has always been committed to delivering meaningful innovation with a best-in-class experience for its consumers. Our latest “KHWAHISHON SE KHUSHIYON TAK SEASON 3” campaign will enable customers to upgrade and redefine their homes with LG’s innovative products. We are confident that our latest offer will appeal to consumers and will enable them to enrich their lifestyle.

Friday, 24 September 2021

happn launches its new range of voice features for singles to provide immersive and sensory online dating experience

 happn, one of the leading dating apps, announced it was developing a range of voice features in June. The idea is to give singles a new and increasingly immersive and sensory online dating experience. The new happn voice features will be gradually launched on the app starting today, first in France and Argentina, followed by the rest of the world.

 

Watch the audio presentation here

 

The voice: the start of a Crush

 

Indian users highlighted that the voice of their Crush is an essential characteristic in online dating. According to a survey conducted by happn, 75% of respondents believe in voice’s importance while crushing on someone.  The tone of voice also plays a considerable role: 45% of respondents found a confident tone attractive, and 42% liked a gentler tone of voice. The survey also brought insight into how voice affected a potential Crush, wherein 33% of users felt that it would help develop a stronger connection. 27% of users felt that Voice or Awaaz of their Crush helps them picture a person even if they haven’t met them. Additionally, 89% of Indian users believed that voice would bring a different emotion in online dating, thus leading to faster real-life connections.




 

“Dating keeps reinventing itself every day,” says Karima Ben Abdelmalek, CEO of happn. “We’re sure that the next major development will be to offer singles more emotions in their experience, enabling them to truly recreate the feeling of a real-life encounter. These voice features are another step in the process, and we are continuing to innovate in this direction.”


happn voice: 3 key features


In the coming months, singles will be able to gradually discover new features which will help them get to know their Crush in brand-new ways. They include:

 

The audio note: happners will be able to add an audio note up to 2 minutes long to their profile. The idea to is introduce other singles to a different side of their personality. They will be able to talk about a subject of their choosing or, for those with less inspiration, use one of the in-app suggestions such as “Explain your favourite scene in Friends,” or “Hum your favourite song.”

 

The audio call: just like video calls, audio calls enable happners to keep talking to their Crush directly via the in-app messaging service.

 

The audio feed: happn will offer a feed of profiles in which users will first be able to discover the voice of their potential Crush before seeing the rest of their profile (photos, bio, etc.). They will have the chance to fall for a resonance or an emotion and take advantage of the opportunity to get to know someone in a completely different way.

 

“These features will be naturally and intuitively integrated into the app,” says Julie Prieur, Chief Product Officer at happn. “We have designed them to be compatible with the profile features already available to users. We have also added lots of suggestions to guide them, and we are sure that singles will adopt these new audio features in no time.”

 

 

These features will be free and available to all happners.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

MG introduces AI in cars for Indian Market with Astor, featuring Paralympic athlete Deepa Malik's voice

 MG Motor India has unveiled MG Astor, India’s first SUV with personal AI assistant and first-in-segment Autonomous (Level 2) technology. Astor is based on the MG’s successful global platform, ZS. 

 

Based on MG’s design philosophy of Emotional Dynamism, Astor’s contemporary style will connect with consumers. It has a prominent Bold Celestial Grille that makes a solid on-road impression. The SUV poses an elegant and ready-for-action stance with a classic leopard jump shoulder line. Astor’s nine crystal diamond elements in the LED headlamps make for a distinct hawk-eye expression with precise details.




 

The interiors are elegantly crafted with soft-touch and premium material. It will be coming in two engine options – the Brit Dynamic 220 TURBO petrol engine with a 6-speed AT delivering a whopping 220Nm of torque and 140ps of power. And the other – VTi Tech petrol engine with a manual transmission & an 8-speed CVT, delivering 144Nm of torque and 110ps of power.

 

The much-awaited mid-size MG Astor will be on display at MG showrooms from 19th September and bookings will start soon thereafter

 

Talking about the appeal of Astor, Carl Gotham, the Advanced Design Director at the MG’s Global Design Centre in London, UK, said, “The concept of Emotional Dynamism brings a premium feel to Astor. The mid-size SUV is a visual delight with an exceptional level of detailing and remarkable features. We have placed design at the centre of creating the car to make it look as good as its technology. It takes forward the MG’s brand’s legacy with cutting-edge technology and design excellence. India can look forward to immersing into a seamless driving experience with personal AI assistance inside MG Astor.”

 

Speaking on the unveiling of Astor, Rajeev Chaba, President and MD, MG Motor India, said

, “We have introduced several industry-firsts with our SUVs to the Indian automotive market. This time we have Autonomous (Level 2), MG Astor, with a personal AI assistant. With its elegant exteriors, luxurious interiors, and futuristic technology, we believe that Astor is a desirable package that will strike a chord with the customers.”

 

MG Astor’s personal AI assistant depicts human-like emotions and voice. The Paralympic athlete Deepa Malik has lent her voice to the personal AI assistant, thereby humanising the experience. The AI technology in Astor is developed around MG’s vision of Car-as-a-Platform (CAAP) of possibilities, which will enable the users to personalise the services as per their requirements.

 

·         MG has partnered with BOSCH for ADAS (Advanced driver-assistance systems) in Astor. AI technology, six radars and five cameras equip the SUV to manage 14 advanced Autonomous Level 2 features. The car ensures a safer driving experience with 27 standard safety features like ESP, TCS and HDC. Among its host of comfort, convenience and safety features include 6 airbags, 6-way power-adjustable driver seats, electric parking brake, heated ORVM, rain-sensing wiper, PM 2.5 filter, panoramic sky roof, rear AC vent and front and rear armrest,10.1-inch HD infotainment system for the cinematic experience and full digital cluster with 7-inch embedded LCD screen

 

 

Astor has 80+ internet features residing on MG i-SMART technology. On top of it, building on CAAP (Car as a platform), MG Astor hosts subscriptions and services, including maps and navigation with MapMyIndia, Jio connectivity, the first-of-its-kind Blockchain-protected vehicle digital passport by KoineArth and more. MG car owners will also get access to music on the JioSaavn app, along with the industry-first feature of reserving a parking slot through a head unit (powered by Park+, select cities to begin with) and access to unlimited information with Wikipedia.