Apple’s first-ever 15-inch MacBook Air to Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra: All that’s new in tech and gadgets

Arushi Sakhuja 
It’s hard to stay up-to-date with the ever-growing, forever-changing tech space and gadgets. But luckily for you, that’s where we come in. We’re constantly testing new products, researching recent trends in the tech space, and updating our list of cool gadgets accordingly. Below are listed all that is new in tech and the world of gadgets.
Apple’s first-ever 15-inch MacBook Air with M2 Pro may arrive in April 2023 
Apple’s first-ever 15-inch MacBook Air
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Apple might have a new gadget soon. The company is working on a new 15-inch MacBook Air. In terms of design, the MacBook Air will mimic the MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max processors. In terms of performance, the MacBook Air is said to be the most powerful MacBook Air that Apple has ever launched. The high-end model is likely to feature the Apple Silicon M2 Pro. 
Oneplus Pad 
Oneplus Pad
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The OnePlus Pad tablet was unveiled at the Cloud 11 event earlier this month and now we have all the inside scoop needed. The OnePlus Pad has an 11.6-inch 2K display offering the popular OxygenOS 13 version for the slate which is likely to have some tablet-centric features. It comes with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. But when it comes to the design specifics, it has a full-metal finish making it eye-catching. Further, it has quad speakers powered by Dolby Atmos and a 13-megapixel rear and an 8-megapixel front camera. Targeting the premium market, the OnePlus PAD is expected to hit the Indian market at a price of ₹39,999. 
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra laptop available for pre-order in India 
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The Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra laptop is the newest gadget to be launched in India for pre-order. With a price tag of ₹2,81,990, customers can pre-book on the official Samsung India website. The Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra comes with a 16-inch 3K (2880×1800) Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a 13th-gen Intel Core i9 processor as well as an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 laptop GPU. The processor is paired with 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB of storage. Given its size and build material, the Galaxy Book3 Ultra PC is heavy compared to the competition and weighs 1.8kg. 
Connectivity options are also decent and the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra includes a single HDMI, USB-A, and microSD slot. It even has two Thunderbolt 4 ports that offer speeds up to 40Gbps. Being a Samsung device, the company says that the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra will unlock seamless connectivity among other Galaxy products. 
Amazon is testing its self-driving robotaxi with own employees on public roads 
Amazon robotaxi
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Amazon’s Zoox has announced that it has successfully tested a self-driving car with its own employees as passengers. Zoox is building a fully autonomous vehicle from scratch, without retrofitting existing cars for self-driving, and it comes without a steering wheel or pedals. It has room for four passengers, with two facing each other. The technology is being developed to meet regulatory requirements, and the test runs on a public road were a significant milestone in the process. 
Bigscreen VR $999 Beyond headset is custom-made to fit your face 
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The headset may be small, but it comes with a fully customizable face cushion along with OLED displays with a 5120 x 2560 resolution. Weighing just 127 gm, the wired-only and PC-only headset, called Beyond doesn’t compromise on specs and customization options. The device comes with pancake lenses, which allow the headset to have a thinner and lighter form. It also features a 90-degree field of view along with built-in SteamVR tracking that’s compatible with SteamVR base stations, controllers, and accessories.  
Garmin’s new Crossover Solar hybrid smartwatch 
Gadgets Garmin's new Crossover Solar hybrid smartwatch
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Garmin's new Crossover Solar hybrid smartwatch
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Garmin's new Crossover Solar hybrid smartwatch
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Garmin's new Crossover Solar hybrid smartwatch
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The second iteration of Garmin’s base Instinct Crossover variant called the Standard edition is here. Garmin’s Instinct Crossover Solar hybrid smartwatch is an update to its Instinct 2S Solar, which was launched in India last year. While the Instinct 2S Solar was launched as a multi-sport smartwatch with a rugged design, the Instinct Crossover Solar adds several updates. The visual updates include analogue hands for timekeeping and a solar panel which can be used to charge the watch and power it infinitely. Garmin Instinct Crossover Solar is priced at Rs. 61,990 in India. 
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