Tech Bytes: 'Real world' Pokemon battles coming soon

'Real world' Pokemon battles coming soon

Many a childhood dream will come true next year, when Nintendo, The Pokemon Company and Niantic release Pokemon Go. The mobile game allows users to locate and battle Pokemon in the "real world", by using location information on their device.

Users can also play the game with a device called the Pokemon Go Plus, which can be worn on the wrist to execute in-game actions such as capturing Pokemon. The game will be available on both Android and iOS platforms.


Groceries delivered to your home in an hour

Online grocery company honestbee has struck a deal with NTUC FairPrice to deliver groceries to customers quickly and affordably.

When an order is placed with honestbee, a personal shopping concierge will pick up the items from an NTUC supermarket, and a delivery service will ensure the groceries arrive at your doorstep within the next hour.

Customers can also have groceries delivered to their parents or friends.


Two new cameras for Inspire 1 drone

Drone manufacturer DJI has announced two new cameras for its flagship Inspire 1 drone.

The interchangeable lens cameras, the Zenmuse X5 and Zenmuse X5R, feature Micro Four Thirds sensors, making them compatible with select Panasonic and Olympus lenses. Both cameras are capable of shooting up to 16MP stills and 4K videos at 30 frames a second.

The X5R can shoot videos in more formats, including the CinemaDNG raw format.

Google's smartphone wallet service launched Android Pay, Google's tap-to-pay smartphone wallet service, was launched last week in the US.

The service is available for NFC-enabled Android devices running KitKat 4.4 and above.

There are more than a million points across the country that accept Android Pay, and it also supports debit and credit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, as well as a range of banks.


Wire-free version of popular headphones

Audiophiles who want a wire-free version of the popular V-Moda M-100 headphones can now plump for the Crossfade Wireless.

The US$300 (S$424) headphones are connected via Bluetooth, but plugging in the cord automatically shuts off all the connecting electronics, which keeps lag to a minimum.

Compiled by Lisabel Ting

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2015, with the headline 'TechBytes'. Print Edition | Subscribe