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While using GPS on smartphones is a common way to find your destination, it still is annoying when you just can't figure out the direction instantly, due to improper alignment of the device. Worry no more, Animotus is here.

3D printed cube that changes shape to show directions

It is a wirelessly connected, 3D printed cube, which is based on haptic technology. But unlike other haptic devices out there, it uses movements, instead of vibrations or sound-based feedback, to alert the user. The shape of the device is determined by the user's position with respect to the destination.

How does it work?


This is how Animotus works

The upper half of the cube rotates to let the users know the direction they need to follow. Not just that, it also extends forward to indicate the distance required to reach the destination. Thus, one can feel the changing shape and be informed where to go. No more looking at the GPS device every now-and-then.

See the technology in action in the video below:




The applications are endless. It can be, for instance, integrated with Google Maps, and the visually-impaired will have no problem finding their way around the city.

Source: Yale
Samsung's success with curved displays is well known. First the Galaxy S6 Edge (with a single side curved), and then the Galaxy S6 Edge+ (both sides curved) marked the success of the South Korean giant. Now the Chinese OEM Xiaomi wants a piece of this success 'curve'. After successfully claiming a huge share in the entry and mid-level smartphone market, China wants to beat Korea in high-end devices too.

Xiaomi Mi Edge with dual-curved edges

If rumors are to be believed, Xiaomi Mi Edge is expected to sport a dual-edge display, curved on both the sides. It is rumored to be equipped with a 5.2 inch display (with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels). It is also believed to boast of a 16 MP rear camera.

The device is also rumored to feature a fingerprint authentication sensor.

The smartphone is said to sport a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset, backed by 3 or 4 GB RAM. It is a 64-bit processor.

It is expected to run the latest Android Lollipop version 5.1.1, with a layer of MIUI7 on the top. No other specifications are known as of now, but we hope to know more in the days to come. After all, the device may launch in October this year!


Xiaomi Mi Edge rumored specifications


Operating System: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808

Memory: 3/4 GB RAM

Storage: -

Display: 5.2 inch QHD

Resolution (pixels): 2560x1440

Primary camera: 16 megapixel

Secondary camera: -

Battery: -

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): -

Weight: -

Price: $391 approx.

Source: DroidFeed
Swipe has launched Swipe Ace tablet in the Indian market today. The device aims to deliver great value by offering exciting features for all the educational and entertainment needs at an extremely competitive price point.

Swipe Ace

Thin yet feature-packed, simple yet revolutionary, the tablet is powered with 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB RAM. It is equipped with the Android KitKat 4.4 version, and 6.95-inch IPS display.

Whether it is the crisp and clear pictures clicked with its 5 MP rear and 2 MP front cameras, or browsing the internet, the device takes the game a notch higher with superior user experience.

Despite drop-dead gorgeous looks and an astonishingly fast performance, the real allure of the tablet is its simplicity and ease of operation. It is designed for brilliance.

Swipe Ace white

It comes with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory, which is expandable up to 32 GB. The amazing touch panel, which has 5-point capacitive multi touchscreen is backed by a heavy duty 2,800 mAh battery to give an exceptionally long-lasting talk-time. The prominent feature of this device is that it is specially designed for one-hand operation. Sleek, slim and aesthetically designed, it comes in two classic colors - Black and White.

Swipe Ace specifications


Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat

Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core

Memory: 1 GB RAM

Storage: 16 GB internal, expandable up to 32 GB

Display: 6.95 inch IPS

Resolution (pixels): 1024x600

Primary camera: 5 megapixel

Secondary camera: 2 megapixel

Battery: 2,800 mAh

Weight: 295 g

Price: Get a price on the Swipe Ace
In its endeavor to support Prime Minister's "Make in India" initiative and to offer the indigenously designed range of smartphones in India, Videocon today announced the launch of its best-in-class smartphone, the Z55 Dash exclusively on Flipkart.


Videocon Z55 Dash black

The device features a 5.0 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen, including 5 point multi-touch with anti fingerprint coating and robust touch panel with Dragontrail X glass to protect against scratches, damage, and eliminate the need of a screen guard. On efficiency part, lucid Android KitKat 4.4.2 and 1 GB RAM helps the users in running and using multiple apps simultaneously with utmost ease, delivering blistering fast performance.

A combination of cutting-edge camera and display features, the smartphone captures memorable moments with a stunning 8 MP rear camera and clicks perfect selfies with a 5 MP front camera. The smartphone features protective camera lens made of Corning Glass with dual anti reflective coating to enhance picture quality.

With huge 8 GB internal storage (expandable up to 32 GB), the device provides enough space for photos, favorite apps, videos, songs and movies. Ensuring smooth user experience, the smartphone comes with sophisticated network and utilities including dual SIM Support, 3G network, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, G-Sensor, proximity sensor and light sensor. A powerful 2,200 mAh battery ensures long on-the-go connectivity, thus eliminating the need for constant battery charges and worries of a dead phone. The OEM is offering a 90-days free subscription of antivirus software, V-Secure and GPS-powered personal safety app, V-Safe with the device.



Videocon Z55 Dash white

The newly launched handset is powered by a true 1.4 GHz CortexA7 octa-core processor, and offers a decisive blend of performance and power-efficiency. It compliments users' stylish personality with its aesthetic design, and features 8 mm slim design with beautifully crafted back-covers in classy Black-and-Gold and elegant White-and-Chrome finishes. The smartphone, priced at 8,499 ($130 approx.), is exclusively available on Flipkart at an unbelievable price of 6,490 ($100 approx.).


Videocon Z55 Dash specifications



Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat

Processor: 1.4 GHz octa-core

Memory: 1 GB RAM

Storage: 8 GB internal, expandable up to 32 GB

Display: 5.0 inch HD IPS

Primary camera: 8 megapixel

Secondary camera: 5 megapixel

Battery: 2,200 mAh

Price: 6,490 ($100 approx.)
Samsung launched the Galaxy S6 Edge+ in India today. The device represents Samsung's commitment to the big screen smartphone market, which the company boldly pioneered in 2011 with the original Galaxy Note (review). The smartphone blends a unique form factor with industry leading features, including the best screen technology, advanced camera for high quality photos and videos, fast wireless and wired charging, and an incredibly powerful processor. The increased 4 GB RAM complements the powerful Exynos octa-core processor, enabling users to enjoy a seamless multi-tasking experience.


Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

With its curved 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, the device makes the edge experience even better to deliver a more immersive multimedia experience.


As social networking becomes more ubiquitous, consumers expect to share the moments of their lives through photos and video and Samsung is enabling that desire with improved video capabilities. These include Steady Video, which provides Video Digital Image Stabilization on both the front and rear cameras for sharp, crisp video on-the-go, and Video Collage Mode, which allows users to record and edit short videos easily in various frames and effects. The device also features 4K (UHD) video filming and introduces Live Broadcast, which lets users share live video in Full HD quality straight from the phone to any individual, group of contacts, or even the public through YouTube Live. Anyone who receives the YouTube link from a user of this smartphone is able to enjoy live stream video from his or her smartphone, tablet, PC or Smart TV with YouTube connectivity.

This smartphone takes the innovative yet minimalistic design of Galaxy S6 Edge a step forward with the large screen and slimmer bezels accentuating its sophisticated look. The edge has been enriched with the new 'Apps edge' for easy access to five favorite apps, and the enhanced 'People edge' for easy communications with preferred contacts. The former allows users to access their favorite apps by swiping the edge display. An additional swipe takes a user to the latter, which helps users to connect their close contacts easily through call, message, e-mail or the new emoticons.

Users will also benefit from Samsung's advanced camera system, including Quick Launch (double click the home button to launch the camera in less than one second), auto real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and brand-new filters. The F1.9 aperture on both cameras allows users to click crisp photos even in low light conditions.

The smartphone is further upgraded to support SideSync, which offers both wireless and wired PC-smartphone integration for seamless connections across devices. Thanks to auto-detection and an ultra-quick setup, users can instantly connect their device to their PC or tablet for easy access to files and data across all platforms and operating systems. In addition, it features enhanced security features with KNOX Active Protection (built into devices/out of the box) and My KNOX (app with simple, fast setup) to further protect sensitive personal and work da
ta.

The device features Samsung's fast wired and wireless charging technology, and the embedded wireless charging technology which is compatible with virtually any wireless pad available today. With wired charging, this device can be fully charged in 1.5 hours approx., and through the latest wireless charger, it can be fully charged in approximately 2 hours approx.

The smartphone will be available across all retail points from August 28, 2015 in a beautiful Gold Platinum, and an all new Silver Titanium color with 32 GB memory at a price of 
57,900 ($875 approx.).


Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ specifications



Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop

Processor: 2.1 GHz + 1.5 GHz octa-core

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Storage: 32 GB internal

Display: 5.7 inch Super AMOLED

Resolution (pixels): 2560x1440

Primary camera: 16 megapixel

Secondary camera: 5 megapixel

Battery: 3,000 mAh

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 75.8x154.4x6.9 mm

Weight: 153 g

Price: Get a price on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Lenovo today introduced a 4G LTE dual SIM smartphone from their very successful A series, the Lenovo A2010, in India. The device offers a perfect balance of speed, performance and ergonomics with a powerful MediaTek MT6735m 64-bit quad-core 1.0 GHz processor, 4.5 inch display, and Android 5.1 Lollipop.


Lenovo A2010 white

In addition, the smartphone is equipped with a 5 MP rear camera, which is supported by an advanced LED flash, and 2 MP selfie camera along with an 8 GB expandable internal memory.

The smartphone supports the two available LTE bands in India - FDD 1800 MHz (Band 3) & TDD 2300 MHz (Band 40). With a powerful 2,000 mAh battery blended in an innovative one-hand light-weight design, the device has been crafted taking into consideration the aspirations of the young Indian consumers, who are constantly on a look-out for high quality products at an affordable price.


Lenovo A2010 black

It will be available in black and white color variants.

The smartphone will be priced at 4,990 ($80 approx.), and will be available exclusively on Flipkart. Registrations on Flipkart begun today at 1200 hours IST, and the black color variant goes on sale on September 3rd, 2015 at 1500 hours IST.


Lenovo A2010 specifications


Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop

Processor: 1.0 GHz quad-core

Memory: 1 GB RAM

Storage: 8 GB internal, expandable up to 32 GB

Display: 4.5 inch FWVGA

Resolution (pixels): 854x480

Primary camera: 5 megapixel

Secondary camera: 2 megapixel

Battery: 2,000 mAh

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 66.5x131.5x9.95 mm

Weight: 137 g

Price: Get a price on the Lenovo A2010