Vivo V7+ India Launch Set for Today, How to Watch Live Stream

Vivo V7+ India Launch Set for Today, How to Watch Live Stream

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vivo V7+ price in India is not known
  • The Vivo V7+ launch will be live streamed
  • The launch event begins at 12:45pm IST

Vivo V7+, a new selfie-focused smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer, is launching in India on Thursday. The company will be live streaming the launch event, which begins at 12:45pm IST. The live stream can be seen on several platforms, including the company’s YouTubeFacebook, and Twitterpages, as well as on Flipkart and Amazon India. We’ll embed the video below as soon as we get the link.

There’s not much that’s known about the Vivo V7+ for now. We know it’s a selfie-focused smartphone. We also know that the display bezels on the sides are small. With the launch live streaming on both Flipkart and Amazon, we can also gather that the smartphone probably won’t be exclusive to either. Stay tuned to details from the launch event.

Vivo India recently also launched the selfie-focused Vivo V5s smartphone in the country, and priced it at Rs. 18,990. The big highlight of the Vivo V5s is the front camera – it bears a 20-megapixel front camera with a ‘Moonlight Glow’ front light and an f/2.0 aperture, apart from the Face Beauty 6.0 app. On the rear, the smartphone features a 13-megapixel camera with PDAF and dual-LED flash.

The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Vivo V5s runs Funtouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It features a fingerprint sensor on its home button. It bears a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D Curved Glass, Gorilla Glass protection, and a pixel density of 267ppi. It is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM.

On the storage front, the Vivo V5s offers 64GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM format. The Vivo V5s runs on 3000mAh non-removable battery, weighs 154 grams, and measures 153.8×75.5×7.55mm.

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Twitch IRL Launched, Takes on YouTube and Facebook With New Way to ‘Life Stream’

Twitch IRL Launched, Takes on YouTube and Facebook With New Way to 'Life Stream'

On Amazon’s streaming game platform Twitch, the world of gaming is being intermingled with real life.

A feature unveiled Thursday by Amazon called IRL – the acronym for “in real life” – lets people broadcast moments from their lives as part of game play.

Amazon called this feature “a new content category designed to both enable and encourage Twitch’s creators to step outside of their traditional gameplay content, and share content captured from their everyday lives.”

The new feature ramps up the capabilities of Twitch, a recent Amazon acquisition known for so-called social gaming and e-sports, or competitive video game play.

Twitch chief executive Emmett Shear said the introduction comes because users “are interested in sharing their everyday lives, thoughts, and opinions with their communities.”

Meanwhile, Amazon Game Studios launched an alpha version of “Breakaway,” its first new title in the hot e-sport arena of video game play as spectator sport.

The game envisioned as heroic characters from myth and legend teaming up to compete in a sort of “game of the gods” inspired by ancient Olympics and Aztec ball courts, studio head Patrick Gilmore said after providing AFP an early look at the game.Two teams of four players face off online, each represented by a champion ranging from a gunslinger, mage or a knight to a “nuker” named Victor.

Being able to build traps or defenses, and having time between rounds for players to huddle, enhanced the strategic element of the otherwise fast-paced game, a hands-on demonstration showed.

“We look at it as way more of a sport than anything out there,” Gilmore said, referring to the competitive array of e-sports that draw viewers with play streamed in real time.

Breakaway was available for play free through the weekend here.

US online retail giant Amazon snatched up Twitch and its huge audience for live-streamed gaming in 2014.

The purchase was one of the largest in Amazon’s history – $970 million (roughly Rs. 6,576 crores) in cash for the three-year-old Internet company.

Twitch claims the crown as the world’s leading social video platform for gamers, with more than 100 million people using the service to watch and discuss play being streamed live or on-demand.

Twitch.tv lets anyone broadcast game related content and allows them to connect with publishers or advertisers.

Tags: Twitch, Twitch IRL, Amazon Twitch, Gaming
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HP Stream 14 Budget Windows 10 Laptop Launched

HP Stream 14 Budget Windows 10 Laptop Launched

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The HP Stream 14 replaces the HP Stream 13 laptop
  • It comes with improved battery life and specifications
  • It has been priced at $219 (roughly Rs. 14,600)

HP has hit a sweet spot with its budget Stream laptops. Introduced two years ago, the Stream series was built for cloud computing and its laptops packaged with basic specifications, a large battery, and sleek design, all at a pretty affordable price tag between $199 to $250. After Stream 11 and 13, HP has now introduced Stream 14, which as the name suggests, is a 14-inch laptop starting at $219 (roughly Rs. 14,600) and is expected to go on sale from September 7.

The Stream 14 replaces the Stream 13 and bumps up some under-the-hood specifications as well as a refreshing the design. The Stream 14 comes with a fast dual-antenna 802.11ac Wi-Fi, a new Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB flash storage, 100GB OneDrive Cloud storage and 1366×768 resolution, which doesn’t sound so exciting on paper but is still worth buying at its meagre asking price.

(Also see: HP Stream 11-d023tu Review)

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While the original Stream laptops shipped with Windows 8.1, the Stream 14 will come with Windows 10. The new HP laptop will be available in Blue, Purple, or White colour options in certain regions.

A welcome improvement is the battery life which now stands at 10 hours and 45 minutes, which is great for a primarily online-only laptop. Other Stream laptops also receive an upgrade. The new Stream 11 launches on August 24 with faster Wi-Fi, upgraded processor, and slimmer body compared to its predecessor, and will be priced at $199 (roughly Rs. 13,300).

The 11.6-inch Stream x360 laptop/ tablet hybrid will receive similar hardware upgrades with a price starting at $249 (roughly Rs. 16,600) and expected to come out in September. There is also an educational model called the Stream 11 Pro that features improved security and an optional 64GB storage.

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Tags: HP, HP Stream, HP Stream 14, Hewlett Packard

 

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Microsoft Stream Offers Secure Upload and Sharing of Business Videos

New Enterprise Video Solution Microsoft Stream Offers Secure Upload and Sharing of Business Videos

Video is taking over the web, not only for individuals chatting online, but also businesses that collaborate within an organization. It is much easier to listen to a video message from a colleague than to read an email. And that may be one of the many reasons Microsoft Stream was just introduced.

In the announcement for Stream, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) recognized there are numerous platforms in the consumer space for video communications already. But Stream is a business video service for the workplace with features that have been specifically designed for business applications.

Stream is also part of Microsoft’s continuing effort to move everything to the cloud. It’s an effort in which Microsoft has seen considerable forward progress, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in the company’s 2016 Q2 report.  In the report, Nadella said, “Businesses everywhere are using the Microsoft Cloud as their digital platform to drive their ambitious transformation agendas.”

This is an important point as it applies to Stream, because the experience of Office 365 Video, which is delivered through the cloud, has driven its development. According to Microsoft, businesses will not have to “work” to use video, because Stream will be doing the heavy lifting.

Stream is Microsoft’s New Enterprise Video Platform

Cloud delivery means not having to worry about software or hardware, and with Stream the simplicity begins with the signup, which you can do in as little as five seconds, because you don’t need a credit card. All you need is a business email address to sign up for the preview. It is free (for now). Microsoft said it will provide additional details closer to general availability of the Stream service.

Encourage Uploading

New Enterprise Video Solution Microsoft Stream - Anyone Can Upload

Anyone in your company can upload video to the relevant channels so they can be easily found. Additionally, hashtags can be placed in the description to expedite the process. Content discovery can be improved by machine learning based on trending videos, most liked videos and other key search terms.

Increase Engagement

New Enterprise Video Solution Microsoft Stream - Everyone's Engaged

Your business can also boost the visibility of videos on Stream sharing and liking them, as well as embedding videos in the webpages of your business website. People that might not comment in a meeting, but may do so on a video they just watched. This quickly lets administrators know what is working so they can make changes.

Get Organized

New Enterprise Video Solution Microsoft Stream - Everything is Organized

You can create different channels based on the needs of your company. These channels could be for specific categories like sales, groups, topics or anything else for that matter. You can then upload the videos and use the drag-and-drop feature to place them in their corresponding channels. Smart search can be conducted using keywords, hashtags or coworker names. Even the audio content of each video is indexed to deliver a more accurate search results.

Keep up With Trends
New Enterprise Video Solution Microsoft Stream - The Trends Stand Out

Stream provides the insights you need to create videos that are more engaging for your employees. The views, likes and comments can be used to keep a pulse on what is trending. You can then use the searchable descriptions and custom hashtags to help others find the most relevant content quickly.

Maintain Privacy and Security

New Enterprise Video Solution Microsoft Stream - It's Private and Secure

Secure video management gives administrators the ability to control how the content is shared and to which channels. Access can be managed to the individual viewer level, with privacy labels that can be customized for different groups. Videos are encrypted when they are uploaded, and the Azure Activity Directory is used to protect sensitive content with secure application access.

Access on Any Device

New Enterprise Video Solution Microsoft Stream - Videos are Watchable on Any Device

Stream can be accessed on any device, anywhere, and anytime, an important feature in today’s remote/collaborative work environment.

Small Business Applications

If you are a small business that uses video or is thinking about using it within your company, now is a great time. For one, Stream is currently available for free. This will let you take it for a spin so you can determine if it is delivering value for your organization. Secondly, video is a growing communication medium that can be accessed by your employees anytime. You can deliver meetings, courses, notices and new opportunities that are more personal than email and easier to digest.

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