Facebook’s Free Basics Isn’t Free Anymore, Morphs into a Paid Platform [Update]

Facebook’s Free Basics Isn’t Free Anymore, Morphs into a Paid Platform [Update]

Free Basics is now Paid Basics. No, that’s not the official name change, but as per the fresh reports flowing in, Facebook’s pet project which hit a major roadblock in India earlier this week is being converted into a paid platform to make it compliant with the latest TRAI regulations. As per this report by TOI, Reliance Communications, the first […]

     
 
 

LeEco Le 1s Review: There’s More to it Than the Price

LeEco Le 1s Review: There’s More to it Than the Price

Breaking into the crowded Indian smartphone market for any company is tough, more so for a new Chinese player. There has been a deluge of Chinese entrants to India over the past couple of years, but other than Xiaomi (and OnePlus), no one has really managed to get a significant mindshare from the Indian consumers. And Xiaomi did that with […]

 
     
 
 

Micromax Maintains Second Position in India, but Fast Losing Ground

Micromax Maintains Second Position in India, but Fast Losing Ground

Guest Post by Sanjeev Kumar. Whenever one talks about the Indian smartphone market, especially the budget segment, the first brand that comes to the mind is Micromax. No matter wherever you go, you will spot every third person flaunting a Micromax smartphone. The Indian brand, which threatened the market leader Samsung in the year 2014, appeared to be losing its […]

     
 
 

Xiaomi Mi 5 Confirmed to Launch on February 24

Xiaomi Mi 5 Confirmed to Launch on February 24

There has been endless speculations, rumors, leaks and teasers related to the launch of Xiaomi Mi 5, and thankfully they will all end on February 24th, which the company has confirmed to be the official launch date. It’s not clear where exactly the launch happens, as Beijing has been the preferred choice for most high profile launch from Xiaomi, but […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: LeEco Le Max – Unapologetically Big!

First Impressions: LeEco Le Max – Unapologetically Big!

LeEco’s expansion train has finally made a move outside of China and its first destination is India. And the first phone to launch here is the Le Max. LeEco (previously known as LeTV) is known to dream big, and no wonder its first phone to launch in India is the super big, Le Max. We have seen companies trying to […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Coolpad Note 3 Lite – Nothing too ‘Lite’ About it

First Impressions: Coolpad Note 3 Lite – Nothing too ‘Lite’ About it

We are used to seeing smaller versions of popular smartphones which not only cost less, but are heavily watered down, so much so that they simply carry the name of its bigger brother, but almost everything else is heavily crippled. Luckily, that’s not the case with Coolpad Note 3 Lite, the ‘Lite’ version of Coolpad Note 3 which managed to […]

 
     
 
 

Lenovo to Formally Retire Motorola Brand and Replace it with “Moto by Lenovo”

Lenovo to Formally Retire Motorola Brand and Replace it with “Moto by Lenovo”

Time up Motorola. This was on the cards for sometime and it has happened. Lenovo has announced that it will continue to play the two-brand smartphone strategy, albeit under one house. Motorola will now be just “Moto by Lenovo”. To be fair, the transition started way back in Jan 2014 when Lenovo acquired Motorola from Google. Moto X (2013) was […]

     
 
 

Tech in 2015: Hits and Misses!

Tech in 2015: Hits and Misses!

The year 2015 was a happening year in tech. From autonomous cars to augmented reality to crazy space missions, many boundaries were broken. In the land of gadgets, there were many expected hits and some surprising misses as well. So we (Nimish Dubey and I) at Technology Personalized put our heads down and listed down the 10 hits and 4 […]

 
     
 
 

Philips Hue Review: Fun Over Purpose

Philips Hue Review: Fun Over Purpose    

The idea of having a connected smart home with control on our fingertips has engulfed many of us over the past couple of years, but with little success. Many companies have offered varied solutions, but the connected space itself is still in its infancy. Philips has been a pioneer when it comes to wireless lighting systems, and the Philips Hue […]