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YUPIX is a Portable and Smart Photo Printer from YU that Fits in Your Palm

YU, the company that gave us Yureka and Yuphoria has unveiled its new portable printer, YUPIX. The YUPIX printer will be handy in case you want to print your holiday pictures or any kind of office documents in a jiffy, without having to tussle with a traditional printer. YUPIX comes clad in blue color and will start retailing on Amazon.in, starting from 7th September, priced at Rs 6,999.The YUPIX printer boasts of an image quality score of 175, which will help you print detailed photographs of 291ppi resolution, sized at 2.1 x 3.4 inch in just 60 seconds. Image Quality score usually accounts for color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Although it is more of a subjective metric, it still does act as a acceptable indicator when it comes to image quality.YUPIX uses Wi-Fi / NFC / Wi-Fi Direct to print the images, thus making the printing process faster than the other printers which rely on Bluetooth connectivity. The printer is compatible with both Android and iOS, and weigh…

The New Star Wars Drones are the Next Best things to Real Spacecraft

The Force Awakens is not merely the seventh installment of the Star Wars franchise but it is the first Star Wars space opera after the Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in 2012. The Force Awakens is the first installment in the planned third Star Wats trilogy. As we inch closer to the release of the film, Disney has come up with some cool boys toys to keep you engaged till then. The pair of drones unveiled by Disney are not just authentic looking, but they also function accordingly.The drone collection consists of the X-Wing, famous for being piloted by Luke Skywalker and the Millennium Falcon spacecraft which was commanded by the smuggler Han Solo and his first mate YT-1300.To make it as realistic as possible, the Millennium Falcon also comes with the famous Hyperdrive propulsion system that is supposed to let you travel thousands of light years in a couple of hours (we wonder how seriously this toy drone will take the Hyperdrive!)The list of merchandise is not just limited to t…

Sphero BB-8 Star Wars Droid is the Coolest Toy You can Gift Yourself Right Now

Star Wars is one of the most popular movie franchises of all time, and now the entire world is looking forward to the launch of Episode VII: The Force Awakens. And one of the stars in the upcoming movie, as revealed by the trailer, is the BB-8 Droid with its unusual aspect. The great news is that thanks to a collaboration between Disney and robotics startup Sphero, you can now buy your own BB-8 droid for a price of $150. Of course, you won’t be buying a device that’s as big as the one you’ve seen in trailers, but it still comes with a wide range of awesome features worthy of its name.But you will be able to control the droid from your smartphone or tablet, which is something that Sphero specializes in. The BB-8 has an adaptive personality that changes as you play, as the BB-8 will show a range of expressions based on your interactions and will even perk up when you give voice commands.You can set the robot to patrol and explore the world on its own. It’s also possible to create and vi…

Factual Announces Deals With Apple And Facebook For Improved Location Data

Marketers and publishers are just starting to understand that as the cookie was to desktop advertising, location data is to mobile. Location history is indeed evolving into a kind of cookie substitute for mobile advertising.This goes way beyond the archetypal mobile-location use case (“you’re walking by a Starbucks…”). However most brands and marketers still think more conventionally about location in terms of real-time geofencing or proximity targeting.“When it comes to mobile, location is the critical piece of data that’s underutilized,” explains Factual CEO Gil Elbaz. Factual, which now refers to itself as a “location platform,” just announced expanded location-data deals with Facebook and Apple:Our data stack is designed to distill down billions of pieces of information from millions of different sources into a clean, comprehensive, up to date database of places in 50 countries. It incorporates new inputs in real-time and can quickly rebuild the entire data set as we improve the d…

Bing Pushes Microsoft’s Edge Browser When People Search For “Chrome” Or “Firefox”

Searching on Microsoft’s Bing search engine for the Firefox or Chrome browsers? Microsoft thinks you be better off using its own Edge browser and is altering its search results to say so.VentureBeat spotted one aspect of this aimed at Windows 10 users who already use Edge but try to search on Bing for rival browsers. Microsoft is pushing Edge in other ways within Bing, as well.“Microsoft Recommends Microsoft Edge”Using Windows 10 and searching with Edge for Chrome, I got this message at the top of my search results:Here’s a close-up of the banner, which comes above the first listing that is for Google’s Chrome browser:The message says “Microsoft recommends Microsoft Edge for Windows 10” with a “Learn why” button. That button leads to a rather generic page that doesn’t really explain anything about why Edge is recommended over Chrome.VentureBeat found the message disappeared when searching again for Chrome. That wasn’t the case for me. It appears several times, though I eventually coul…

Heineken USA Buys Facebook & Twitter Users A Beer In A Bid To Expand its Customer Base

If buying a person a beer is a good way to foster a friendship, Heineken is angling to make a lot of friends — Facebook friends, that is. The Dutch brewing giant’s US division is running a media campaign on Facebook and Twitter in hopes of reaching new audiences in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Houston.The ads will invite consumers to have a Heineken, Heineken Light or Dos Equis on the company’s tab.The sampling effort, run through technology provider Gratafy, will let people of legal drinking age enter their smartphone’s number to get a link sent to their phones. After clicking that link and selecting “choose a bar,” the user is asked to allow the site access to their location information.The site then uses that information to order the list of bar options by their geographical distance from the person’s current location.Once the bar is chosen, the user gets a customized landing page featuring a three-digit code — which automatically updates itself and changes every 12 hour…

Marketing Day: Snapchat Draws 4B Video Views, Yelp Penalizes 100+ Listings & Smartphone Report

Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Snapchat Now Draws 4 Billion Video Views Daily
Snapchat has joined an exclusive club: 4 billion video views daily. The social media messaging app is showing strong momentum, doubling its daily video views in three months.4 Components Of The Best Social Media Campaigns
Are you in the throes of planning a social media campaign? Columnist Sonny Ganguly details four key components that will expand your social reach and improve your bottom line.Yelp Penalizes 100+ Movers Alliance Business Listings After Group Charged With Misleading Customers
Listings managed by the moving company received Reputation Warning alerts after Yelp discovered customers were being pressured to write positive reviews.Capitalizing On The Digital Trail To The Offline Purchase
As more consumers adopt multiple devices, how do you make the most of digital to drive in-store sales…

Snapchat Now Draws 4 Billion Video Views Daily

360b / Shutterstock.com Snapchat has joined an exclusive club: 4 billion video views daily.The social media messaging app is showing strong momentum, doubling its daily video views in three months. The milestone was reported first this week by the International Business Times and confirmed Thursday by the Los Angeles Times.The total daily views puts Snapchat in Facebook’s territory. Facebook reported in April that video on Facebook was getting more than 4 billion views a day. Facebook’s stat as drawn criticism from the video creators because Facebook counts a view after someone watches a minimum of three seconds of autoplay in the News Feed. YouTube, which reached the 4 billion daily views threshold in 2012, has stopped reporting that metric, instead focusing on watch time as its top measure of engagement.Snapchat video views are counted on click — see our chart of how the social platforms count views — but since they play full screen and are only a maximum of 10 seconds long it seems …