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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 […]

 
     
 
 

6 Cool New Features in OnePlus 2 You Should Know About

6 Cool New Features in OnePlus 2 You Should Know About

After a shaky, neck pain inducing, yet very well choreographed casual VR launch, the cat’s finally out of the bag. OnePlus 2 is here. It will cost $330/$390 for the 16/64 GB versions. Sales go live on August 11 in USA, Canada, EU, and India. The 16 GB version is coming in a couple of months. If you’re interested in […]

 
     
 
 

Chromecast is Now Two Years Old; How About an Upgrade, Google?

Chromecast is Now Two Years Old; How About an Upgrade, Google?

I’m no Chromecast expert. But I have written an eBook about it. Ok, that does make me a bit of a (self-titled) Chromecast expert. Plus, I use it every day. It’s my only streaming stick, streaming puck, whatever you call it. And yes, I’m glad to have bought it. I was amazed by this $35 streaming stick that plugged into […]

 
     
 
 

Make In India: The Phone Side of the Story

Make In India: The Phone Side of the Story

Guest post by Sayan Sarkar. ‘Make in India’ initiative is Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s ambitious plan to bring in industries and help them manufacture their products within the country itself. Barely a year since the launch of the initiative, a number of mobile handset manufacturers have boarded the ship, while many are mulling to do so in the future. […]

 
     
 
 

The “Dude, Which is My Kindle” FAQ: The Kindle Buying Guide

The “Dude, Which is My Kindle” FAQ: The Kindle Buying Guide

Yes, the Kindle is the best e-book reader around for any book worm who has opted to nibble at digital rather than paper pages. But there are no fewer than four variants of the Kindle available in the market with different features and at different price points. Which one works best for you? Here’s our attempt to help! All right, […]

 
     
 
 

Mi 4 or Mi 4i: The Rs 14,999 Question

Mi 4 or Mi 4i: The Rs 14,999 Question

Xiaomi has just given those wanting to purchase a good smartphone for less than Rs 15,000 a very pleasant headache indeed. A few weeks ago, the company had announced a reductiuon in the price of its former flagship, the Mi 4 from Rs 19,999 to Rs 14,999, and today it followed it up by announcing a 32 GB variant of […]

 
     
 
 

Plus or Minus: The Yureka Camera Comparison

Plus or Minus: The Yureka Camera Comparison

One of the queries that we have been receiving about the Yureka Plus since its launch yesterday was whether it featured the same camera as the original Yureka did. Well, on paper, it definitely did. As per the official spec sheet received by us, both devices have 13.0-megapixel cameras with Sony sensors, although there have been a few rumours flying […]