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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 […]

 
     
 
 

Eight Factors that Tripped Up Windows Phone 8

Eight Factors that Tripped Up Windows Phone 8

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it would be rethinking its phone strategy, and cutting up to 7800 jobs, mostly from the phone business. Significantly, the company would also be writing off nearly all the value of its USD 9.5 billion Nokia acquisition, which had at that time been hailed as a bold step into the future. While most have been seeing […]

 
     
 
 

The “I Want a Good Phone for Rs 10,000 ($150)” Guide!

The “I Want a Good Phone for Rs 10,000 ($150)” Guide!

“I want a good smartphone. My budget is Rs 10,000. What do you suggest?” That is a query that we have been hearing increasingly of late, thanks in no small measure to the profusion of devices that have arrived in the market with decent hardware, good software and surprisingly low price tags. A few years ago, getting a smartphone for […]

 
     
 
 

Here’s Why You Should Ditch Google Search for DuckDuckGo

Here’s Why You Should Ditch Google Search for DuckDuckGo

Around 2 months back, I switched the default search engine on Chrome on my MacBook Pro to DuckDuckGo. It was the first time I had done this – ever. And I’m not going back. I didn’t do it because DuckDuckGo has a superior privacy policy (they do), or because I hate Google (I don’t). I did it simply because when […]

 
     
 
 

Lenovo K3 Note, Sony Xperia Z3 Plus: When Two Mobile Worlds Collide

Lenovo K3 Note, Sony Xperia Z3 Plus: When Two Mobile Worlds Collide

You don’t often see two devices representing opposite sides of a market released within the same week. So when Lenovo unleashed the K3 Note and Sony took the wraps off the Xperia Z3 Plus last week, it provided one of those rare occasions when one could actually sit back and savour the glorious contrasts of the market. The K3 Note […]