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  • Tata Motors, Microsoft tie-up to bring connected car technology to Indian users

    By on February 16, 2017 at 3:45 PM.

    Tata Motors, Microsoft tie-up to bring connected car technology to Indian users

    Tata Motors and Microsoft have announced an agreement to bring the latter’s connected vehicle technologies to Tata vehicles. The new technology aims to offer a better connected driving experience, promising more productivity and better use of information while on the move. Using artificial intelligence, machine learning and IoT capabilities on the Azure cloud platform, upcoming Tata Motors vehicles will be enabled with advanced functionality such as improved navigation and route planning, predictive maintenance of the vehicle, telematics and remote monitoring. More →

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  • Reviews

    AKG K72 Review

    By on February 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

    AKG K72 Review

    Although originally an Austrian brand, and still designed and engineered in Vienna, AKG is a part of the Harman International group, putting it in the same business set up as brands such as JBL and Harman Kardon. However, AKG has a different brand positioning, focused more at the audiophile and professional audience. AKG earlier launched its K52 headphones in India, which was praised for its neutral approach to sound and excellent bang-for-your-buck. More →
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  • Reviews

    Brainwavz M3 Review

    By on January 20, 2017 at 2:34 PM.

    Brainwavz M3 Review

    Hong Kong-based Brainwavz is a budget headphone manufacturer that has built a name for itself with its affordable, yet excellent headphones. We reviewed the Brainwavz Alpha, which I found to be decent for the price and everything that makes up the character of Brainwavz; affordability and bang-for-your-buck performance. More →
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  • 5 ways Xiaomi could have improved the Redmi Note 4

    By on January 20, 2017 at 12:51 PM.

    5 ways Xiaomi could have improved the Redmi Note 4

    Just like the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi has a winner on its hands with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. It’s got the same formula for success, offering good specifications and excellent value-for-money, and is indeed a worthy successor to the Redmi Note line. Furthermore, the Indian variant of the smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which we loved for its power efficiency and effective mid-range performance. More →
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  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Coolpad Cool 1 vs Honor 6X: Price, specifications and features compared

    By on January 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Coolpad Cool 1 vs Honor 6X: Price, specifications and features compared

    The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was one of the most popular mid-range smartphones of 2016, and was among the best options you could buy for under Rs 15,000. It has of course been a while since the phone was launched, and the competition already has a headstart on Xiaomi with their mid-range smartphones of 2017. However, Xiaomi has now launched the Redmi Note 4, priced from Rs 9,999. More →
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  • Reviews

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Review

    By on January 19, 2017 at 12:53 PM.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Review

    Chinese smartphone maverick Xiaomi had a pretty decent 2016, and the Redmi Note 3 was one of its top selling models. It was also among our favourite phones of the year, and was a great example of how you can pack in a lot of value for very little money. This has been at the heart of Xiaomi’s philosophy for selling its smartphones; offer value, and win the market with good products that are competitively priced. But the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is nearly a year old in India, and it’s time for an update. More →
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  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: Here’s what’s new

    By on January 19, 2017 at 12:49 PM.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: Here’s what’s new

    The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was among the most popular mid-range smartphones of 2016, and among our favourite value-for-money smartphones of the year. 2017 finally sees its successor, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, priced from Rs 9,999. We’ve listed the features and specifications where the Redmi Note 4 is different from the Redmi Note 3, and just what’s on offer in this new smartphone. More →
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  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC launched in India, priced from Rs 9,999: specifications and features

    By on January 19, 2017 at 12:39 PM.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC launched in India, priced from Rs 9,999: specifications and features

    Just about a year after the launch of the extremely successful Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi has finally brought the Redmi Note 4 to India. Priced from Rs 9,999, the phone sticks to the competitive price position of its predecessor, offering a similar set of features and specifications, and an all-round approach to the smartphone. The Redmi Note 4 will go on sale exclusively on 23rd January at 12PM on Flipkart and mi.com/in, with three variants available. The most affordable 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant will be priced at Rs 9,999, while the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant will cost Rs 10,999, and the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant will retail at Rs 12,999. The phone will be available in three color variants: gold, dark grey and matte black. The matte black variant won't be available at launch, and will be made available at a later stage. More →
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  • Opinion

    Can the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 emulate the success of the Redmi Note 3?

    By on January 18, 2017 at 3:30 PM.

    Can the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 emulate the success of the Redmi Note 3?

    The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was among 2016’s most successful smartphones, and one of BGR India’s easiest and most common recommendations. With excellent specifications and features, reliable software and a price tag that was hard to match, the Redmi Note 3 was always going to succeed, but the quantum of success surprised even the most cynical observers. More →
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  • Hands On

    AuraVR Go Headset First Impressions: An affordable, comfortable VR headset

    By on January 16, 2017 at 10:59 AM.

    AuraVR Go Headset First Impressions: An affordable, comfortable VR headset

    The sudden surge in virtual reality and its applications for smartphones has seen dozen of brands spring up with headsets. Although a lot of these are branded and built for certain smartphones, others are universal and are built to be used with just about any phone. The basic requirement for VR is after all the gyroscopic sensor that can be found in practically every smartphone today, and this combination of events has made VR an affordable and accessible technology for all. More →
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