Getting a OnePlus 2 Invite… the Hollywood Way

Getting a OnePlus 2 Invite… the Hollywood Way

“Can you send me a OnePlus 2 invite” – that has got to be one of the most asked questions in the tech world in recent times. Whether it kills flagships or not, what cannot be doubted is that invites for the second OnePlus device are in great demand. So much so that we think that Hollywood is likely to […]

 
     
 
 

Did Apple Sell Everyone a Massive Dummy with the Apple Watch?

Did Apple Sell Everyone a Massive Dummy with the Apple Watch?

There is a story in Dave Trott’s wonderful book, One + One = Three, in which he tells us how the erstwhile USSR reduced the US to a nervous mess by launching the first satellite (Sputnik), the first animal in space (Leika the dog) and the first man in space (Yuri Gagarin). The launches had the US in a tizzy, […]

 
     
 
 

The Smartphone Experience vs Specs Debate

The Smartphone Experience vs Specs Debate

When it came to smartphones, what is more important: experience or specifications? The folks at Moto – very understandably, given the comparatively modest hardware lying within their device – had planted themselves firmly in the ‘experience’ camp as far as the Moto G went (they had interestingly not been as disparaging of hardware and spec sheets when they launched the […]

 
     
 
 

“Just a Guy”: The Person That’s Carl Pei

“Just a Guy”: The Person That’s Carl Pei

Most know him as one of the driving forces behind OnePlus and the brains behind iconic devices like the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2. But there is more to Carl Pei, co-founder and head of Global, OnePlus. We try to find out more about the man behind the tech and the products by asking the man himself. What follows is […]

 
     
 
 

OnePlus 2 Review: Exceptional? Yes. Excellent? Yes. Flagship Killer? Well…

OnePlus 2 Review: Exceptional? Yes. Excellent? Yes. Flagship Killer? Well…

Taglines are dangerous things. Yes, they can generate a fair bit of buzz. Stoke up passions. And well, sound very snazzy indeed. But on the flip side, they can also ramp up expectations. And that, to an extent is what we feel has happened with arguably one of the most awaited Android devices of the year, the OnePlus 2. The […]

 
     
 
 

India has got Tech Talent… and a Lot of it Stays in India Too!

India has got Tech Talent… and a Lot of it Stays in India Too!

The recent appoint of Sundar Pichai as Google CEO has been widely celebrated in India, but it has also led to a familiar complaint – that India is not capable of keeping its own talent and that the best of Indian tech ends up overseas. Look at Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai, we are told. People of tech genius who […]

     
 
 

G is for Google, but why not A for Android, Alphabet?

G is for Google, but why not A for Android, Alphabet?

A lot of people were surprised when Google co-founders Larry Page posted a blog entry a few hours ago announcing that Google would henceforth be a subsidiary of a new company, called Alphabet. No, it was not a takeover – Alphabet is simply a new collection of companies headed by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Google was […]

 
     
 
 

Did Asus Need a Zen Festival?

Did Asus Need a Zen Festival?

First of all, we would like to get one thing straight – this is not us complaining about an event. How a company chooses to present products is entirely its choice, one we totally respect. Secondly, we have a soft corner for Asus – it was after all the first company that got a Windows Mobile Professional device for under […]

 
     
 
 

Six Gadgets That we Really Think Deserved More

Six Gadgets That we Really Think Deserved More

It has been raining phones over the past few months in the Indian market, and while this has resulted in a surfeit of choice for the consumer, it has also resulted in a number of devices getting ‘lost’ in the crowd. Had they been released in less competitive times, they would have perhaps fared far better than they actually have […]

 
     
 
 

Two Phones Walk Into a Cafe: When the OnePlus 2 met the OnePlus One

Two Phones Walk Into a Cafe: When the OnePlus 2 met the OnePlus One

We have been deluged with requests for comparisons between the OnePlus 2 and its predecessor, the OnePlus One. We thought spec comparisons and photographs would be too routine, so just as OnePlus went the futuristic VR way with the launch of the OnePlus 2, we decided to use Half-Tone 2 and go into the past to compare the two OnePlus […]