The Android Order Changeth? The Moto-Asus-Xiaomi Effect

The Android Order Changeth? The Moto-Asus-Xiaomi Effect

Time flies. But when it comes to technology, it pretty much wings along at warp speed. It was barely a few months ago that many people in India felt that Sony had pulled off a pricing coup of sorts when it launched the Xperia Z2 at Rs 49,990 but bundled its SmartBand worth Rs 5,999 along with it. That was […]

 
     
 
 

Xiaomi Mi 3: Initial Thoughts, Hands-On and Photo Gallery

Xiaomi Mi 3: Initial Thoughts, Hands-On and Photo Gallery

It is not often that we get astounded by new devices. The Xiaomi Mi 3 is therefore a bit of a rare breed. Its spec sheet puts it right alongside – and in some cases, even ahead – of the best devices in the business, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5, the HTC One M8 and the Sony Xperia Z2. […]

     
 
 

Spice Smart Pulse First Impressions: A Phone on Your Wrist for Less than $75!

Spice Smart Pulse First Impressions: A Phone on Your Wrist for Less than $75!

One of the complaints that we have had about smartwatches is that they tended to be too closely tied up to the smartphones, and in most cases were little more that wrist-bound notification centres. Well, Spice Retail pulled a wearable tech rabbit out of its hats when it announced the Spice Smart Pulse today, “India’s first SIM-enabled smartwatch”, to quote […]

 
     
 
 

Five Reasons to Buy – and Not to Buy – an Android Wear Smartwatch

Five Reasons to Buy – and Not to Buy – an Android Wear Smartwatch

The Android Wear smart watches – the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live are officially up for sale. But is it time to invest in one? We make the case for and against them. Yes, go ahead and buy one! 1. They run the official Android Wear OS Yes, we have had smartwatches which ran Android before but […]

     
 
 

App Review: Yahoo Aviate Launcher (Android): A Launcher that Changes with Time

App Review: Yahoo Aviate Launcher (Android): A Launcher that Changes with Time

Contextual launchers or launchers that change as per location and time rather than on any tinkering by you, seem to be the rage these days. We saw Nokia using the concept in its very bare-bones Z launcher, which focused more on speed and simplicity, while sacrificing customization options. Yahoo! has however, chosen to blend these three together in its Aviate […]

     
 
 

Hands on With the Flipkart Digiflip Pro Tablet

Hands on With the Flipkart Digiflip Pro Tablet

Indian e-commerce giant, Flipkart has got a tablet of its own now, the rather quaintly named Digiflip Pro XT 712. We spent a bit of time with the tablet and here are our extremely initial impressions (we are waiting for a review unit at the time this was written). On first glance, the Digiflip Pro XT 712 looks pretty routine, […]

     
 
 

BlackBerry Z3 Launched in India for Rs.15,990 [Hands on]

BlackBerry Z3 Launched in India for Rs.15,990 [Hands on]

The BlackBerry Z3, previously codenamed Jakarta, is the formerly Big double B’s attempt to claim back mainstream ground – something it had bossed with the Curve 8520. The phone has been launched in India for a price of Rs.15,990. Will the Z3 get BB back among the masses? We have had a brief hands on with the device and this […]

 
     
 
 

App Review: Angry Birds Epic (iOS, Android, WP): Thrown into RPG Land!

App Review: Angry Birds Epic (iOS, Android, WP): Thrown into RPG Land!

“Sometimes you just have to let go of what has worked well for you so far. And try something altogether new.” No, we are not giving some self-improvement sermon here. We are just talking of the latest Angry Birds game in tech town, Angry Birds Epic. Almost six years ago, the game became a rage all over the world because […]

     
 
 

Seven Reasons Why the Pebble Still Remains THE Wearable to Have

Seven Reasons Why the Pebble Still Remains THE Wearable to Have

It has been around for a while now. And in tech terms is almost a dinosaur (more than a year old without any major hardware updates? Ugh!), but Pebble’s smartwatch (including the Steel version) still is the wearable to buy. We explain why. 1. The design I cannot stress how important this is – the Pebble just blends in. It […]