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Flipkart’s #BigBillionDay and its Big fail that Twitter celebrating now

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After rigorous Advertisements, Flipkart finally opened its #BigBillionDay sale this morning at 8:00am IST and the game of “Out of Stock” begun. Much like India’s Rail Ticket booking service, IRCTC that opens tatkal ticketing in the morning which is a nightmare even for Internet nerds, Flipkart started the #BigBillionDay sale with Out of Stock that with no doubt proved that this day is not just a bad day for Flipkart but a great day for its direct competitors – Snapdeal and Amazon India. And as usual the angry Indians are sharing their sense of humanger (humor+anger) in Twitter and those are hilarious.

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And not just Twitter users, Bloggers too came forward revealing Flipkart’s cheap old-school tricks to gain attention.

Meanwhile, Flipkart’s EDM delivers an email at 4pm saying “The Big Billion Day | Only a few hours left… Don’t miss out..” That’s #BigBillionFail!

Baidu Eye, The Google Glass alternative from China’s Google

Baidu, the Chinese Search Engine Giant has been China’s Google and taking that forward, Baidu has officially announced the working prototype of the Company’s Google Glass alternative – Baidu Eye.

But to be honest, this alternative doesn’t really look like just another Chinese rather like a world-class product. Because when Baidu announced a year before that a Chinese version of Glass was under work at that time, People where guessing that it must be a CopyCat but this first working version proves that No, it’s not a CopyCat and even it differs in a variety of ways from Google Glass. The biggest difference would be the Mini screen/Projector that Google Glass has but Baidu Eye doesn’t have and the reason is that the screen can tire human eyes and also without screen the device consumes less energy hence long lasting battery. If you remember, this is one area of which everyone was concerned about with Google Glass.

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With no screen what can Baidu Eye do for us? explains, Baidu Director of International Communications Kaiser Kuo

Basically Baidu Eye allows the user to analyze images and provide information or services related to your current field of vision or a specific item. You can use voice commands, or gesture commands (like expanding to zoom, or circling an object in your field of view with your finger). You can identify plants, or find products (so far, handbags and articles of clothing) on e-commerce sites. The use case scenarios for now are limited, but we’ve got an enormous data set of clothes, bags, and flora right now.

The company has stressed on the point that Baidu Eye is still on its early stages but the company has plans for releasing a commercial version in future.

TL:DR; Baidu Eye = Google Glass (with no Projector) + Amazon FireFly

Google vs Amazon – Prime Air vs Project Wing #Drolivery

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It made a lot of sense when Online Retail Giant Amazon talked about Prime Air - its plans to use Drones for faster delivery but now when Internet Giant Google talks about the same concept of Drolivery (Drone Delivery), it apparently looks weird. Really, What’s a Search Engine going to deliver via Drones? Images? News? Websites? Youtube Videos? Oh boy, Forgot that Google is no more just a Search Engine Company but they have evolved themselves as the Web-front and not just limited to Internet but they are into Smartphones (Nexus), Tablets (Nexus), Laptops (Chromebook) and even into Robotics (Boston Dynamics) but their latest attempt named “Project Wing” almost directly challenges the future of Amazon.

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Yes, “Project Wing” is Google’s attempt at Drolivery which can be a potential replacement to current delivery systems. While this is not the first time, both these companies have locked horns with each other because,

Google Amazon
Android OS (Default)* Fire OS (Forked Android)
Play Store* App Store
Nexus Phone* Fire Phone
Nexus Tablet* Kindle Fire
Chromecast* Fire TV
YouTube* Prime Instant Video
Shopping Express Same-Day Delivery*
Google Cloud * Amazon Web Services
Google Offers (Shutting Down)* Amazon Local
Google Wallet* Amazon Payments
Google Adwords* Amazon ads (Coming soon)
Project Wing Prime Air*

* indicates who’s first.

Project Wing was initially revealed in a story from The Atlantic and then confirmed by Google with a YouTube video. Here’s what’s happening in the Video:

“As part of our research, we built a vehicle and traveled to Queensland, Australia for some test flights,” Google said in a video’s description. “There, we successfully delivered a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats, and water to a couple of Australian farmers.”

Hence it’s clear that Google is doing something in Amazon’s zone and looks like the f(l)ight is just taking off now.

Apple iWatch to be unveiled on September 9th along with iPhone 6: Re/code

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Looks like the final call for Apple’s much much much anticipated iWatch or whatever it might be called, is now, as Re/Code has reported that Apple’s first wearable to debut along with the new iPhone (iPhone 6) on September 9th company event.

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While a few days weeks back there was a report saying that Production issues have pushed iWatch launch to 2015, this new report looks so hard to believe. Nevertheless nothing is confirmed until the device appears on stage during iPhone 6 launch.

Apple is expected to unveil iWatch in 3 different variants with different screen sizes,1.6-inch & 1.8-inch of flexible displays and with loads of sensors that can put it in the top of line wearables available in the market. 

Popular Gadget Leakster @evleaks retires

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If you are a keen follower of Gadget trends, you cannot ignore this name @evleaks – the most popular leakster whose leaks were mostly accurate. The owner of @evleaks twitter handle is Evan Blass who has worked with Engadget and Pocket Now before starting @evleaks.

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Though he was popular among Tech Bloggers and Gadget Freaks, the man with Multiple Sclerosis couldn’t find a potential revenue stream with @evleaks and the website he found on top of that  and so he decided to quit the leaking game and find a job that can help him securing for his future as his disease is worsening. Though the twitter handle is going to be live, we can’t expect the same-old games online. All the best Evan for leakentertaining us so far!

[via TNW]