5 top features of Windows 10 on phones

By on January 23, 2015 at 11:25 AM.

5 top features of Windows 10 on phones

Windows 10 on phones, that’s what Microsoft is calling the next version of its mobile operating system. It is the latest attempt by Microsoft to improve Windows Phone's dwindling market share. At the event in Redmond earlier this week, the company announced several new features for Windows 10 on phones that it hopes will attract more people to use Windows-powered mobile handsets. Here is a pick of the best ones. More →
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5 top new features of Microsoft Windows 10

By on January 22, 2015 at 11:05 AM.

5 top new features of Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft took to the stage last night at a special event to talk about Windows 10, its forthcoming operating system that runs across devices. First introduced in September last year, the company showcased a number of new features of Windows 10 for desktop, in addition to showing its variant for mobile and gaming consoles. Here's are the five most interesting thing about Windows 10. More →
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From mind reading headbands to wearable selfie taking drone: 10 whacky gadgets from CES 2015

By on January 12, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

From mind reading headbands to wearable selfie taking drone: 10 whacky gadgets from CES 2015

CES is the biggest trade show event in the technology universe. Companies from all around the world come together in Las Vegas to showcase their new innovative ideas and demonstrate some of the most innovative products. At the same time, the event also witnesses some of the most craziest and wackiest products you can think of. Here is a walk-through around such products. More →

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CES 2015: 5 best smartphones unveiled at the event

By on January 10, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

CES 2015: 5 best smartphones unveiled at the event

CES 2015 has officially ended, but not before setting the tone for a great year ahead. The trade show expo saw lots of new impressive smartphones showering from several major companies including LG, HTC, Asus, Lenovo and from emerging players like Blu and Alcatel. While some of them failed to impress us, there were a plenty of smartphones that seemed worth our time and money. Here’s a brief rundown of our five favorite handsets from this year’s event. More →

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Why is Samsung in a mess in India despite being the number one smartphone brand?

By on March 3, 2014 at 3:39 PM.

Why is Samsung in a mess in India despite being the number one smartphone brand?

Samsung India's management is currently under a lot of pressure from its Korean HQ for delivering results for its smartphone business unit, BGR India has learned. Even though Samsung is the country's largest smartphone vendor according to shipments, the India unit has struggled in 2013 in both in the mid-level and high-end smartphone space. More →
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Are Chromebooks the future of personal computing?

By on January 13, 2014 at 4:24 PM.

Are Chromebooks the future of personal computing?

At a time when smartphone makers are going after the next billion users with a focus on first-time Internet users with low-cost smartphones, for some reason laptop manufacturers are going the other direction. Instead of launching affordable and usable laptops with bare-minimum hardware specifications, what we are witnessing is a quest to cram features like touchscreens and whatnot - two Windows 8 laptops I am currently testing out both cost upwards of Rs 100,000. And the cheapest MacBook one can get starts from upwards of Rs 60,000. More →
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CES 2014: Top 10 gadgets you should start saving for

By on January 10, 2014 at 6:19 PM.

CES 2014: Top 10 gadgets you should start saving for

CES 2014 is finally about to wind up after four crazy days during which thousands of companies exhibited their products meant for the present and future alike. We sat through pressers and keynotes held early in graveyard shifts in our extensive coverage of what is easily the biggest show of its kind. While we recover from the craziness of this week, we look back at all the products that were unveiled and list the top ten gadgets we would love to spend our hard earned money on. More →
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8 developers Apple wants you to watch out for in 2014

By on January 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

8 developers Apple wants you to watch out for in 2014

Earlier this week, Apple announced that its App Store had generated $10 billion in sales in 2013, which included around 3 billion downloads and $1 billion in sales for the month of December alone. Along with announcing this new record, Apple also sounded out eight developers it feels are the ones to watch out this year. Let’s take a brief look at all these developers and the apps they develop. More →
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The only tech trend to watch out for in 2014

By on January 1, 2014 at 9:43 AM.

The only tech trend to watch out for in 2014

The new year is finally upon us and the first day has to be about what to expect in the coming year - very much like the trend of doing the top things that happened in the entire year on December 31. We have covered that as well (the top five gadgets of 2013, the 13 big tech stories of 2013 and the top gadget of 2013). Peering into the proverbial crystal ball is not as big a deal as it is made out to be. The usual suspects for 2014 would be 4K UHDTV; 2K displays in smartphones; wearable tech going mainstream; every Apple product being thinner, faster and lighter than the previous generation; flexible (or at least curved) displays; 64-bit processors in smartphones and tablets; cheaper and faster data; the NSA getting better at snooping and tech companies getting better at denying any knowledge of their involvement; Indian politicians attempting to launch an even cheaper tablet; 4G LTE networks finally taking off in India... More →
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Nokia’s new design chief talks about smartwatches and curved displays

By on November 5, 2013 at 9:16 AM.

Nokia’s new design chief talks about smartwatches and curved displays

Even while Nokia was in its transition phase that began in early 2011, one division of the company was putting forth some of its best executions in the history of the company. What started with the ill-fated N9, Nokia's design team defined the company's path ahead with its trend setting industrial design and breaking industry-wide shackles of boring colors and experiments with metal and glass. Nokia brought color back into smartphones and how! While the market trendsetter offered smartphones in black and white, Nokia made blaring loud yellow as hot as the summer sun. It made plastic premium and decreed that an affordable phone doesn't have to look cheap. A six-year vet at Nokia, Stefan Pennenbecker's earlier stints include Philips and as a design consultant in the US and Hong Kong. "Currently I head the product design team, meaning that my team is responsible for all Lumia, Asha and Gear devices and some of the UX design for smart devices, which is all the experience we build over the Windows Phone and integrate with the camera," he tells me on the sidelines of Nokia World in Abu Dhabi. On November 1, Pennenbecker took over the helm from Marko Ahtisaari as Nokia's EVP of design. We discuss what is Nokia's design language, his thoughts about wearables and smartwatches, and much more. Read on for the complete interview. More →
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