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Top 10 MIUI 8 Features You Should be Aware of

Top 10 MIUI 8 Features You Should be Aware of

MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM is finally official and is available for download for a select few devices including the Redmi 2, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4G, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 2 and Mi Max 32GB variant. Unfortunately, the global beta ROM for Xiaomi Mi5, Mi4, Mi3 et al. are yet to roll out. Xiaomi however, has already announced […]

 
     
 
 

The NDA Imbroglio: A Case of Two Paragraph Paranoia

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A number of mediapersons in India receieved an NDA – a non disclosure agreement – from a tech company yesterday morning (we are not naming it, because well, firstly it was a confidential document, and secondly, that this is not really about the company but about a due process). For those in the non-tech world, the NDA is generally a […]

 
     
 
 

Is it Fair to Use Mobile Phones While Driving?

Is it Fair to Use Mobile Phones While Driving?

A few years ago, I remember talking to my wife using the car’s Bluetooth-enabled music system. At a traffic signal, I could see a cop staring at me from the corner of my eye. When our eyes met, he put a finger over his lips, indicating that I shouldn’t be having that phone conversation while driving. I was left amused, […]

 
     
 
 

A Brief Primer on 5G Networks

A Brief Primer on 5G Networks

There has been a lot of talk regarding 5G in the past few months. With LTE deployments largely completed in major telecom markets around the world, no wonder 5G is the talk of the town. Roughly every 10 years, a new wireless generation is born. It was 2G in the 1990s, 3G in 2000 and 4G by 2010. Many people […]

 
     
 
 

Xiaomi Mi Max vs Lenovo Zuk Z1: Hulk vs Captain America

Xiaomi Mi Max vs Lenovo Zuk Z1: Hulk vs Captain America

They are perhaps two of the best phones out there in terms of hardware and software in the sub-Rs 15,000 category. But if you had to choose between the Zuk Z1 and the recently launched Xiaomi Mi Max, which one would you go for? Let’s try to answer that one. Design and Appearance They say that beauty lies in the […]

 
     
 
 

Dear Tech Brands, Can we Stop the Gifts at Events Already?

Dear Tech Brands, Can we Stop the Gifts at Events Already?

Just as the Mi Max launch was about to get underway at Delhi today, there was a disturbance in the crowd (which was large-ish, as a number of ‘Mi fans’ had been invited to the launch as well). It seemed to be about seating initially, hardly surprising as there had been large crowds outside the venue as the event got […]

     
 
 

LeEco Le 2 vs Redmi Note 3: Frequently Asked Questions

LeEco Le 2 vs Redmi Note 3: Frequently Asked Questions

So the LeEco Le 2 goes on sale today and there is a question running on most of our minds – is this the one to get? Is this better than the Redmi Note 3 which is one of the top all round performers out there in the mid rangers? How does the Le 2 compare with the Redmi Note […]

 
     
 
 

Is Chrome OS Google’s Ultimate Bet on Tablets?

Is Chrome OS Google’s Ultimate Bet on Tablets?

Despite manufacturers’ continuous efforts to create a third entry in an everyday user’s gadget lineup, tablets still are not as well received as envisioned. They were supposed to offer the convenience that neither a smartphone or laptop offers when it comes to portability along with productivity. That’s mostly because of the era that raised giant smartphones and light ultrabooks. Consequently, […]

 
     
 
 

A new YU, a new Rahul Sharma too?

A new YU, a new Rahul Sharma too?

For most people, the defining moment of a tech product launch presentation is when the price of a product is revealed. But at the launch of the Yunicorn, the latest device from YU, Micromax’s sister brand, the moment came just a few minutes before the announcement of the price. Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma, asked for a microphone for the Flipkart […]

 
     
 
 

OnePlus 3: Frequently Asked Questions

OnePlus 3: Frequently Asked Questions

So the much awaited OnePlus 3 is out now and with much of the features that were out there in the leaks. But with many other options out there in the form of Mi5, LeEco Max 2 and yet to come (perhaps sooner) Lenovo Zuk Z2, there is always a confusion on which one to pick up. The OnePlus 2 […]