Friday, 24 June 2016

BlueRov2 ; a drone to light up your under water imaginations

US based Blue Robtics have succeeded in developing  a version of “under water GoPro”  to explore the sea or ocean with out wetting your body.   

The remote controlled water drone can reach up to 100M depth to take pics and videos.  The device is being connected with a computer  placed at land by a cable controlled by Qground control app.  The unit also comprises an open-source Pixhawk autopilot, along with  a Rasperry Pi microcomputer.

The BlueROV2  uses a motorized controlled system seen in expensive machines.  The device can be fitted with high end cameras in its dome cabin.   

The powerful LED s will light up the path if the water is turbulent.  

The water drone aimed at “universities. Research organization, small business, hobbyists
Currently ROV’s battery pack is currently good for about one hour of heavy use or up to four hours of lighter duty.  The whole unit weighs up to 10 Kg and 100-m tether adds around 4.5 Kg more.

Videos are captured either an SD or HD (1080p/30 fps) onboard camera and is visible at users laptop at an interval of 200 milliseconds. 

Friday, 17 June 2016

GOOGLE HOME ready to beat AMAZON ECHO to ease your life.

With  Google’s launch of smart speaker “GOOGLE HOME”  many predicts it will outcast  Amazon Echo.
Unlike Echo’s cylinder shape ; Home come in vase shape smaller than Echo looks more friendly with home environment.  

Why Home having edge over the Echo is Google already have plenty of services to integrate with the smart speaker. 

Further Google have many hardware partners to make Google Home a spectacular device.

Google Assistant will take the place of Alexa of Echo that has been  already with Google since 2012 as voice assistant.

While Amazon having Prime Music and Spotify;  Google has its own Google Play Music that offers integration with Google Cast ecosystem which include Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio.

As Google already owns Nest  which controls a number of home automation devices,  its not a big thing for Google Home to reign the market.

Besides , the biggest search engine Google will provide best choices to the orders given to Home; Just tell to Google voice assistant.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Motorola's MOTO Z with extra capabilities

Most notable feature in the phone is it compatibility to addons.
Motorola is possibly introducing 16 connector pins at the back, where modular backplates can be attached for added utility.  Namely “MotoMods” the addons for this connector includes a battery pack, a rugged cover fitted with a wide-angle lens, a camera grip complete with a flash module and optical zoom, a stereo speaker and a pico projector. It has been rumored that MotoMod could bring as much as 10xoptical zoom if connected to the back.

The smartphone supposed to be come in two variants : Moto Z and Moto Z Play; and also a possibility of slightly  lesser specified variants.

The probable specifications are 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB or 4GB of RAM , l back camera with 16 megapixel , 32GB built in storage. 5.2mm thickness, 2600mAh battery,
The Moto Z Play probably come with a sport a 5.5 inch full-HD display, a Snapdragon 625 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel  rear camera, 16GB and 32 GB storage variants, 3500mAh battery, and 7mm thickness.

The phone come in Rose Gold, Gold and silver colors supposed to be launched on 2nd week of June 2016

Thursday, 2 June 2016


Project Ara is taking shape and is being released by next year.  The dream project by the tech giant Google aims the revolution of mobile phone industry by the introduction of replaceable modules as per the users requirements.  At  least 6 parts can be replaced in project Ara by the time being.  The camera, the RAM, the battery etc. can be customized; means upgraded or downgraded.

The effort of Google is appreciable in a  sense that it can reduce the accumulation of e-waste.  Certain  parts that can be replaced by the user himself is an innovative idea by google.  Recently LG have introduced a mobile with limited capability of modular telephone.  But it will not come near to the more flexible Ara'.

In project Ara the skeleton of the telephone will be static. The screen, CPU and GPU WILL remain the same irrespective of the modules  replaced. If those parts  got damaged the entire phone has to be replaced still. 

Any ways the digital enthusiasts are waiting for the lunch of Project Ara since quite long time and now the recent developments and news from Google suggests a promising release of the Ara by next year.