BlackBerry DTEK 50 Review: Affordable… But Only by BB Standards!

BlackBerry DTEK 50 Review: Affordable… But Only by BB Standards!

BlackBerry’s inability to find the perfect device for the “budget smartphone” segment has been touted as one of the reasons for the brand’s decline in recent years. Ironically, the Canadian brand had its high noon when it released the 8520 in 2009 at a price that was considered staggeringly low in a market. And then seemed to lose the plot […]

 
     
 
 

[Believe Tech or Not] Jony Ive’s First Killer Product – A Ballpoint Pen

[Believe Tech or Not] Jony Ive’s First Killer Product – A Ballpoint Pen

Mention Jony Ive – or Sir Jonathan Ive (he has a knighthood) – and the first image that comes to most people’s minds is of the design genius behind some of Apple’s most pathbreaking products of recent times. The products that bear his design stamp include the iPhone, iPod, MacBook Pro, the MacBook Air, the Mac Mini and Apple Watch. […]

 
     
 
 

The Great TechPP Crossword: Episode 5

The Great TechPP Crossword: Episode 5

It’s time to give your little grey cells a bit of exercise again. After a week that was marked by hectic activity, including product launches, comparisons and experiments, we are back with our weekly crossword, built around events around the digital world (and a bit of us, we admit shamelessly). Go ahead and see how many clues you can crack […]

 
     
 
 

[Tech Humor] Genie, Get Me a Phone!

[Tech Humor] Genie, Get Me a Phone!

The geek had no idea what the bottle contained. It had been a long night though – one in which he had spent hours trying to explain to a client why cookies on a website were not called biscuits – and he was seeking spiritual peace. He hoped the contents of the bottle were alcoholic – that was the sort […]

     
 
 

Lenovo Yoga Book Review: Ecstatic, Erratic – The Harvey Dent of Two-In-Ones

Lenovo Yoga Book Review: Ecstatic, Erratic – The Harvey Dent of Two-In-Ones

Remember Harvey Dent? The charismatic district attorney of Gotham City (yeah, yeah, THE Gotham City where you find THE Batman) has a traumatic experience and thanks to a mutilated face, goes mad, and becomes a criminal known as Two-Face. But no mere criminal. For perhaps in all of Batman’s rogue’s gallery, there is no one to match him in terms […]

 
     
 
 

The Great TechPP Crossword: Episode 4

The Great TechPP Crossword: Episode 4

It was a crazy busy week in the world of technology – business, as usual, you would say. Facebook got new personnel, Vivo launched a new phone, Flappy Bird was sort of back in the news and there were the usual leaks and court battles. And it is into this week that Nimish Dubey and Akriti Rana dip to bring […]

 
     
 
 

My Barra Sahib

My Barra Sahib

“So what is Hugo Barra like?” If I had a Dollar for every time I have been asked that question from late 2014 till his recent, surprising departure from the company he played a major role in making a household name in India, I would have accumulated a small fortune. They say that no media person should ever get too […]

 
     
 
 

“Browsers had to be Reinvented in Order to Stay Relevant”: Opera SVP

“Browsers had to be Reinvented in Order to Stay Relevant”: Opera SVP

It is perhaps the most innovative browser we have seen for a while, complete with a colorful and interactive interface. But what inspired Opera Software to venture into something as radical as Opera Neon? Nimish Dubey talked to Krystian Kolondra, senior vice president, Opera for computers, to get answers to that, and other questions. Krystian Kolondra, SVP for Opera for […]

     
 
 

The Barra Dozen: 12 Things You Might Not Know About the Mi Man

The Barra Dozen: 12 Things You Might Not Know About the Mi Man

It came out of nowhere and hit the tech industry like a wrecking ball. Hugo Barra, the global vice president of Xiaomi soon after unveiling the Redmi Note 4 in India stepped from his current post at the Chinese brand. The Mi Man through a Facebook post today announced that he is leaving the company, although he will continue in […]

     
 
 

Oh Mi Gawd! Did Xiaomi Just Lose its Secret Weapon?

Oh Mi Gawd! Did Xiaomi Just Lose its Secret Weapon?

“A crucial ingredient for the success of Xiaomi in India. It cannot be manufactured in a laboratory. It cannot be patented. It has nothing to do with logistics or supply chains. There are some who say it is artificial. But none doubt its efficacy. It is the charm of Hugo Barra.” Almost two and a half years ago, I wrote […]