Top 10 Consumer Tech Stories Of The Week - Dec 31 to Jan 6

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Top 10 Consumer Tech Stories Of The Week - Dec 31 to Jan 6

CES 2017 going on in Las Vegas, what better can you expect in consumer technology industry to happen this week? A number of launches, unveils, and announcements are being rolled out to the public at the event by various technology companies, and this week, without a doubt, most of the top 10 stories are going to be from CES itself.

This week, Casio unveiled a rugged smartwatch that runs on Android Gear 2.0, Xiaomi unveils Mi TV 4 that is slimmer than the Mi Mix smartphone, Sony launched a couple of Bravia OLED 4K HDR TVs, Intel launched a couple of Compact PCs, and much more.

We even witnessed a smart hairbrush, a smart bike by LeEco, LG Gram 14 laptop that is claimed to run for 24 hours on a single charge, and a whole lot of laptops and 2-in-1 devices.

Well, it has been an exciting week for all the tech enthusiasts, and here, we list down top 10 stories that we feel you should not miss out.

CES 2017: Casio Unveils WSD-F20 Rugged Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch

Casio has unveiled its rugged smartwatch dubbed as Casio WSD-F20 at CES 2017 on Wednesday. While release date has been announced as April 21 this year, this rugged smartwatch is claimed by the company as the world’s first smartwatch to run on Android Wear 2.0 operating system. The smartwatch’s price tags start from $500, which is roughly around Rs 34,000.

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CES 2017: Xiaomi Unveils Mi TV 4 With Unique Features

Chinese technology company Xiaomi has recently unveiled the latest Mi TV 4 at its CES 2017 event in Las Vegas. At the event, Xiaomi’s Global VP, Hugo Barra also claimed that the television set is the thinnest model the company has ever made until now.

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CES 2017: Nokia-Owned Withings And L'Oreal Unveil A Smart Hairbrush

Nokia's subsidiary Withings, in collaboration with Kerastase, showcased the world's first "smart" hairbrush. Kerastase is a lifestyle brand owned by L'Oreal with expertise in hair care. On the other hand, Withings brings its connected health product experience to the table.

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CES 2017: LeEco Unveils Smart Bikes Powered By Android

Smart bikes are turning out to be a trend nowadays, especially with many people experiencing the gamified way of maintaining health. Now, Chinese smartphone company LeEco has introduced new smart bicycles that run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow at the ongoing trade show CES 2017.

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Evidson Audiowear R5 Review [Video]

The earphone comes with a premium look with 2 meter flat tangle-free cable, along with mic and in-built music control remote with pause/play and volume up/down buttons.

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CES 2017: Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 835 SoC

All the wait is over. Qualcomm has announced its much awaited processor, the Snapdragon 835, which is the successor of Snapdragon 820, at CES 2017. Speaking about the new processor, this is said to be the first processor by Qualcomm that is produced commercially, using the 10nm FinFET process.

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Next BlackBerry Handset With A Physical Keyboard Will Be Called 'Press'

Last year, BlackBerry offloaded its handset division to the Chinese company TCL. Under the deal, all the upcoming BlackBerry handsets will be designed, manufactured, and sold by TCL. The Canadian company will provide it the much-needed patents and software. It seems the partnership is off to a good start as BlackBerry's next phone is ready in time to make an appearance at the CES 2017.

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Government-Backed BHIM Payment App Takes On PayTM

To get rid of the black money, Prime Minister Modi demonetised the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes. The move has caused a shortage of currency bills. To normalise the situation, the government has been asking the people to use the cashless payment modes. In order to boost the adoption rate, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched the BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) app for Android smartphones.

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CES 2017: Asus Launches Zenfone AR and Zenfone 3 Zoom

Asus has finally unveiled two of its much rumoured smartphones, ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom at CES 2017. Just as expected, the Asus Zenfone AR turns out to be the world’s first Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready smartphone.

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Lenovo's Miix 720 Convertible Takes On The Surface Line-Up

With CES 2017 about to kick-off in next few hours, Lenovo has unwrapped its convertible laptop the Miix 720. The Chinese company prefers to call its a portable PC. The detachable machine seems inspired by Microsoft's Surface series. The compact machine weighs slightly over 1 kg. It features a kickstand that can rotate up-to 150 degrees. 

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