Been There, Seen That: the Predictability of Budget Smartphone Design!

Been There, Seen That: the Predictability of Budget Smartphone Design!

“Camera on top. Camera in the center. Speaker grilles on the back. Speaker grilles on the base. Fingerprint scanner behind, Into the budget phone market Rode the new handset…” Well, I think that is how Lord Tennyson (or so our Editorial Mentor tells us) would have described the budget smartphone market in India right now. For, there is not much […]

 
     
 
 

Will the Real Angry Birds Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Angry Birds Please Stand Up?

There was a time when Eminem was confused about who was the Real Slim Shady. Well, there is just one thing we want to say to Eminem: We feel your pain. In around 2009, a game popped up on the iOS platform where small, round, flightless angry birds wanted to get rid of the evil pigs (who had stolen their […]

     
 
 

Ad-Vantage: the Best and Worst Tech Ads of 2016

Ad-Vantage: the Best and Worst Tech Ads of 2016    

2016 has been a roller coaster ride when it comes to tech advertising. There were some great ups and some exceptional lows as well. We have seen some of the really good advertising this year and well, some ads which were not quite up to the mark. So, as we come to the end of the year, here is a […]

     
 
 

Xiaomi Mi VR Play: PreMIum Casing, Affordable VR Experience

Xiaomi Mi VR Play: PreMIum Casing, Affordable VR Experience

Virtual reality has been making headlines for the past couple of years. A number of companies have invested in VR ever since it debuted in the market, trying to give users a walk in a digital “virtual” world. Companies like Google, HTC, Samsung amongst others have been trying to make a mark in the field and with each passing day […]

 
     
 
 

[Tech Detox] What the Hell is… Aperture!

[Tech Detox] What the Hell is… Aperture!

Cameras have become an integral part of our lives and the cameras producing high-quality images and offering manual settings are no longer associated just with DSLRs or professional cameras. Smartphone OEMs have realized the importance of the camera in a smartphone and have been making it better with each passing day. From stacking smartphones with a massive 41-megapixel camera to […]

 
     
 
 

Dear Facebook, Please Stop Copying Snapchat!

Dear Facebook, Please Stop Copying Snapchat!

The world knows Facebook as “The Social Network”. It is the company which has taken over various platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus VR amongst others; the company which is worth hundreds of billions of Dollars; the company whose active user base is more populous than most countries. Oh, and in recent times, it’s the company which copies its competitors. And […]

 
     
 
 

[Tech Ad-Ons] Google Maps: Not Google-ish Enough!

[Tech Ad-Ons] Google Maps: Not Google-ish Enough!    

Tech Ad-Ons is our new series in which we take a closer look at advertisements from tech companies, and analyze whether they hit or miss the mark. An ad from Google is always a special event. And Google has been doing a fair number of these in India in recent times, and mostly to highlight its Google Maps service. For […]

     
 
 

Lenovo K6 Power Review: Kickass Multimedia? You Betcher!

Lenovo K6 Power Review: Kickass Multimedia? You Betcher!

Lenovo recently launched the Lenovo K6 Power in India. The smartphone which is seen as the successor of the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note and the K5 Plus is priced at Rs. 9,999 and will only be available online. The USP of the device as per the company are the ‘Kickass Multimedia’ features like Theater Max technology and Dolby Atmos Speakers. […]

 
     
 
 

[TechTalkies] “We Just Wanted to Sell Ten Thousand Phones” – Manu Jain, Xiaomi India

[TechTalkies] “We Just Wanted to Sell Ten Thousand Phones” – Manu Jain, Xiaomi India

“It has been better than what I expected, much better than what I expected. In every possible perspective.” Manu Jain shakes his head in mild disbelief when asked how his journey with Xiaomi has been since 2014. He may be an ‘Internet entrepreneur and wannabe cartoonist’ as per his profile on Facebook, and he might also be the co-founder of […]

 
     
 
 

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Review: It’s All About the Camera!

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Review: It’s All About the Camera!

The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, Asus, introduced the Zenfone 3 series in India back in August in order to ‘Z3nvolutionalise’ the country. The Zenfone 3 series include six different devices that offer different specs at different price points. Amongst the six smartphones launched, the lighter on the pocket of the consumers has been the Zenfone 3 Laser which starts at Rs […]