QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.” – Steven Spielberg
GOOGLE HOME HUB ALL SET TO RELEASE TO GET THE BEST OUT OF GOOGLE
Google with its Smartphone Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL has also announced Google Home Hub with built-in Google Assistant to help you out in your daily routine.
WHAT IS THERE IN GOOGLE HOME HUB?
With it you can Search, YouTube, Google Photos, Calendar, Maps and more on single display. Just say ‘Hey Google, Good Morning’ and it will display schedule of the day, personalized on your behavior. Google Home Hub comes with several features to stay connected to all devices in one room. It has a simple and easy to use UI to control home. With Google Assistant built-in Hub is really the next evolution of how Google comes to life in visual from in the home. It has a Ambient EQ light sensor, which allows screen to automatically adjust according to the lighting in the room.
WHAT ARE THE TECHNICAL SPECS?
Google Home Hub comes with a 7-inch LCD screen with dimensions 67mm (D) x 178.5 (W) x 118 (H) and weighs 480g. With it there is 1.5m power cable to charge the device. It has full-range speakers, two-mic array and a light sensor. It has a support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a DC power jack port.
HOW MUCH GOOGLE HOME HUB IS PRICED AT?
You can buy Hub for $149, and you can pre-order from the Google Store. Google Home Hub will be available for sale from October 22 at Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and other retailers. It will be available in four colors, which are, Chalk, Charcoal, Aqua and Sand.
NEW VIDEO COMMUNICATION DEVICES, PORTAL & PORTAL+ FROM FACEBOOK
Facebook recently announced video communication device Portal and Portal+ to easily connect and feel close to family & friends.
WHAT FEATURES DOES PORTAL OFFER?
Well, Portal and Portal+ are designed intelligently and with invisible AI tech to help you feel closer to the loved ones in your life and make video chats much easier. It comes with Smart Camera that allows device to automatically adjust the zoom according to the visibility. Not only Smart Camera, it has Smart Sound as well to hide background noise and to enhance the voice of speaker who is on the call. It has Amazon Alexa built-in to enjoy hands free calling. In just a click you can connect with all your Facebook and Messenger friends.
Facebook for Portal series has partnered up with Spotify Premium, Pandora, and iHeartRadio, as well as Facebook Watch, Food Network and Newsy to provide users with immersive experiences. And in coming future, they are also planning to team up with Spark AR platform to incorporate Augmented Reality (AR) effects in Portal series.
HOW MUCH DOES PORTAL & PORTAL+ COST?
Portal is priced at $199 and Portal+ at $349. And if you are looking to buy both devices, then you can get $100 off, as you can take both devices combined at home for the price of $298. The devices are available for pre-order in US and will begin shipping in the month of November. You can book your Portal and Portal+ from portal.facebook.com, Amazon and Best Buy.