Dear Tech Brands, Can we Stop the Gifts at Events Already?

Dear Tech Brands, Can we Stop the Gifts at Events Already?

Just as the Mi Max launch was about to get underway at Delhi today, there was a disturbance in the crowd (which was large-ish, as a number of ‘Mi fans’ had been invited to the launch as well). It seemed to be about seating initially, hardly surprising as there had been large crowds outside the venue as the event got […]

     
 
 

Xiaomi Mi Max Review: Good Morning, Doctor Banner…ah, the Hulk!

Xiaomi Mi Max Review: Good Morning, Doctor Banner…ah, the Hulk!

“Oh no, you brought the monster…” Remember Loki using those words to a seemingly distraught Agent Romanoff in The Avengers? Well, he was referring to Dr. Bruce Banner, also known as the Hulk, a massive green creature whose strength and size are unmatched even in the Marvel super hero universe – heck, the guys even thumped Thor (the God of […]

 
     
 
 

Meeting the Mi Max, Muhammad Ali Style [Humor]

Meeting the Mi Max, Muhammad Ali Style [Humor]

Look, aren’t you a bit on the large side… Large? Who are you calling large? I mean, sure, I am bigger than your routine smartphone. But who said I was routine? I mean, sure I am 173.1 mm long and 88.3 mm wide, but hey at 7.5 mm thick, I am so so trim. And admit it, at 203 grammes, […]

 
     
 
 

OnePlus 3 Review: The Best of OnePlus (1 + 2)

OnePlus 3 Review: The Best of OnePlus (1 + 2)

That the release of a new OnePlus device is awaited with anticipation accorded to the likes of flagship devices from Apple and Samsung speaks volumes of just how far the brand has travelled in such a short period of time – we first heard of it in 2014, remember? But while the OnePlus One got OnePlus off to a flying […]

 
     
 
 

A new YU, a new Rahul Sharma too?

A new YU, a new Rahul Sharma too?

For most people, the defining moment of a tech product launch presentation is when the price of a product is revealed. But at the launch of the Yunicorn, the latest device from YU, Micromax’s sister brand, the moment came just a few minutes before the announcement of the price. Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma, asked for a microphone for the Flipkart […]

 
     
 
 

OnePlus 3 Camera Review: Attempting to Touch Greatness

OnePlus 3 Camera Review:  Attempting to Touch Greatness

It might have made more news with its sandstone finish backs, innovative UI and of course, its too-good-to-be-true “specs to price” ratio but any self respecting cell shutterbug will tell you that OnePlus’ devices have always sported decent cameras. Both the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 came with cameras that scored in the detail department and were relatively consistent performers, […]

 
     
 
 

First Look: OnePlus 3 – the Design that Never Settles

First Look: OnePlus 3 – the Design that Never Settles

Accuse them of whatever you wish – invite based system that are a pain, software updates that are a trifle buggy, off-beat VR launches and the like – one accusation that cannot be levelled at OnePlus is of being consistent in terms of design. The company shot into the spotlight two years ago with the OnePlus One which came with […]

 
     
 
 

Tech Events in India: Who Let the “Fans” In? And Should they Stay?

Tech Events in India: Who Let the “Fans” In? And Should they Stay?

Slightly more than a year ago, tech events in India used to be a relatively straightforward affair. The media were called, a few presentations were made, questions were asked and answers were given, and generally after a demonstration of the product or service that had been launched, everyone headed back to respective destinations – some to corporate offices, some to […]

 
     
 
 

Kick in the Grass! Seven Football Games to Get You into Euro 2016 Mode

Kick in the Grass!  Seven Football Games to Get You into Euro 2016 Mode

Football fever has gone viral with the Euro 2016 set to get underway shortly – heck, even Google’s doodle pays tribute to the month of football madness that is likely to follow. For those not content with watching the action on their television sets or the stadium, here are ten games that will deliver a digital kick in the grass […]