The Altec Lansing LifeJacket 2 released in India last week, as part of a slate of Bluetooth speakers ranging from Rs. 3,600, to Rs. 18,000. Since the launch, we've been using the LifeJacket 2, to try and figure out if it's worth the Rs. 14,000 price tag.
Before talking about the speaker's performance though, it's important to discuss the “everything proof” tag that the company has applied to it. The LifeJacket 2 is rated at IP67 protection, which means it is protected from dust, and capable of withstanding water immersion between 15 cm and 1 meter, for 30 minutes. It's also mountable – there's a small mount included in the box, which allows you to fit the speaker onto your bike and take your music anywhere with you. The speaker is covered in a thick layer of rubber, and further encased in a second rubber slip cover that can't be removed.
The result is a tough (if heavy) speaker – it weighs 907g, which is a fair bit of weight to keep in your pack – b..
Home | Telecom | Telecom News Nokia Bid for Alcatel-Lucent Goes Through: French Regulator Agence France-Presse , 4 January 2016 France's stock market regulatory body said Monday that Finnish telecom group Nokia's all-share offer for French-American rival Alcatel-Lucent had been successful.
Nokia now holds around 76 percent of shares and voting rights in Alcatel, the French financial market authority, AMF, said in a provisional report.
It said the “minimal condition” for Nokia to control at least 50 percent of shares and voting rights had been “satisfied”.
“The offer therefore is proceeding positively,” the French regulator said, adding that its final report was due Tuesday at the latest.
Once the world's top mobile phone maker, Nokia hopes the merger will help it become the world's number one network equipment and service provider.
The acquisition will allow Nokia to expand from telecoms networks to Internet networks and “cloud” services to better compete with its g..
The Homido Mini is a small, easy to use, and extremely portable virtual reality 'headset' for mobile devices that works with apps that support Google Cardboard. It's reasonably cheap, and you can use it to very easily showcase VR experiences without having to carry around a large boxy cardboard headset, which makes it a great buy if you're interested in virtual reality.
Getting into virtual reality has never been easier thanks to smartphone-powered VR headsets. Although a full-fledged VR setup is expensive – for example, the Oculus Rift will cost you $599 to pre-order (roughly Rs. 39,500) – mobile setups are significantly cheaper.
(Also see: Oculus Rift Preview: Bringing Reality to the Virtual World)
The Samsung Gear VR has launched at Rs. 8,200 in India and is available elsewhere at $99 (approximately Rs. 6,700). But aside from that, there are also a number of Google Cardboard headsets. You can get these online for prices ranging from roughly Rs. 200 for basic c..