Reviews

Kindle Paperwhite 2015 review: Same price, more pixels

By on August 4, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Kindle Paperwhite 2015 review: Same price, more pixels

Since the time it was launched in 2012, the Kindle Paperwhite has been my constant and unflinching response to the question — “what e-reader should one buy?” Even when Amazon introduced the pricier, more loaded Kindle Voyage, I maintained that it is the Paperwhite that gave you more bang for your buck, without any great compromise on the reading experience. More →
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Uber starts accepting debit card payments in India again

By on August 3, 2015 at 3:41 PM.

Uber starts accepting debit card payments in India again

Uber today announced it is restarting accepting debit card payments from users in India. The taxi hailing service had to withdraw all card payments from its app for failing to adhere to two-factor authentication, as mandated by the Reserve Bank of India. More →
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Indian government asks ISPs to block over 800 porn websites: Report

By on August 3, 2015 at 2:47 AM.

Indian government asks ISPs to block over 800 porn websites: Report

Over the weekend, many Indians woke up to the new reality that they might not be able to access most of the popular porn websites. When they did try, they got an error message suggesting the Indian government had asked the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to block the site. While the government hasn't come out clean whether it has issued a directive to block any websites, reports are now emerging that a list of more than 800 websites was indeed passed on to ISPs to block users from accessing them. More →
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#PornBan: Indian government reportedly starts blocking porn sites

By on August 1, 2015 at 9:31 PM.

#PornBan: Indian government reportedly starts blocking porn sites

It looks like the Indian government has sent out a notice to ISPs in the country to block pornography websites. A thread on Reddit suggests that Indian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like MTNL, BSNL have started banning porn sites in some circles. The move seems to be limited at the moment as we were able to access the sites claimed to be blocked on Airtel broadband as well as Vodafone's cellular network in Delhi. More →
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Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a baby after multiple miscarriages

By on August 1, 2015 at 12:34 AM.

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a baby after multiple miscarriages

Mark Zuckerberg today announced via his Facebook page that him and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a baby girl. The Facebook founder and CEO also made public for the first time that the couple had been trying for a baby for the past two years and had three miscarriages during the period. More →
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Amazon begins selling refurbished smartphones in India with Samsung and Xiaomi

By on July 31, 2015 at 1:34 PM.

Amazon begins selling refurbished smartphones in India with Samsung and Xiaomi

In an interesting move, Amazon India today announced it will begin selling refurbished smartphones on its platform. The global e-commerce giant will start with selling Xiaomi and Samsung smartphones, which will be refurbished by the respective brands. More →
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Reviews

Motorola Moto G (third generation) review: Don’t judge a phone by its specifications

By on July 31, 2015 at 8:04 AM.

Motorola Moto G (third generation) review: Don’t judge a phone by its specifications

Of the many things the technology press is to be blamed for, giving far too much importance to hardware specifications and synthetic benchmarks would rank among the top. We don't take a minute to write off a gadget based purely on its specifications or what score it gets on some popular synthetic benchmarks. Hands-on "reviews" are written and filmed based on spending minutes with a device, that basically tell nothing but the specifications of the smartphone. If a smartphone with better specifications is available at a lower price, it automatically becomes a better device without any consideration given to the user experience. With the third generation Moto G, Motorola teaches an important lesson - we should stop judging a smartphone by its specifications. More →
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Hands On

Lava Pixel V1 Android One hands-on: Some hits, many misses

By on July 27, 2015 at 4:56 PM.

Lava Pixel V1 Android One hands-on: Some hits, many misses

Last year Google launched its Android One initiative, which was meant to bring usable smartphones at affordable prices. The idea was to provide pure Google Android experience to mass market smartphones and ensuring the user experience isn't marred by bloatware and custom UI. However, the hardware wasn't exciting and the pricing wasn't competitive either. Today Google and Lava announced the second-generation Android One smartphone, the Pixel V1, which attempts to focus more on the user experience than just pricing and specifications. I spent some time with the smartphone and here are my first impressions. More →
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Flipkart hires Yahoo’s Eric Lange as VP of product management

By on July 14, 2015 at 11:00 PM.

Flipkart hires Yahoo’s Eric Lange as VP of product management

In what can be considered as a major recognition for India's largest e-commerce portal, Flipkart has hired Yahoo's Eric Lange as its VP of product management - consumer service experiences. Lange, who was a VP at Yahoo and headed its publisher and analytics division, joins the recent hiring of other senior executives from the Silicon Valley at Flipkart. More →
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OnePlus 2 to be launched on July 27, company creates its own VR Cardboard for virtual launch

By on June 25, 2015 at 11:44 PM.

OnePlus 2 to be launched on July 27, company creates its own VR Cardboard for virtual launch

After teasing us about its next flagship killer for months, OnePlus today announced that it would unveil the OnePlus 2 on July 27. Just like how everything is unusual with the company, even the launch event would be different. OnePlus 2 will be the first smartphone to be unveiled via virtual reality. More →
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