Posts From Tushar Mehta

Tushar Mehta
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Tushar's love for tinkering with different forms of consumer tech brings him to this front. Besides technology, he likes to keep a tab on the political climate and trade bouts that make things expensive, and in turn, peeve him. Email him at [email protected]

Nearly 4-year-old Samsung Galaxy S6 gets January 2019 security update

Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy S10 series later this month. But amidst this pre-launch bustle and rampage in form of leaks, the company has not forgotten its older devices. The four-year-old Samsung Galaxy S6 is still being updated and it sure feels like an exception among the usual crowd of Android devices. As...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 will be launching in India on February 28th

The Redmi Note 7 is one of Xiaomi's most anticipated devices under its new Redmi branding, all because of its 48MP camera. Nearly one month after its launch, Xiaomi has already managed to sell 1 million units in China, and the smartphone is now set to take over India. Xiaomi has now announced that the Redmi Note...

The OPPO F11 Pro is coming soon to India with a 48MP camera

OPPO is fairly popular in China and India and ranks among the top five smartphone brands in both countries. With its new offshoot - Realme - rapidly gaining its own share of popularity in India's mid-range market, OPPO is concentrating on its chief prowess, i.e. photography. Official teasers now confirm that OPPO is bringing a new...

Affordable Flagship Camera Stand-off: OnePlus 6T/6 vs Honor View20

Affordable flagships have been a hit in the last couple of years. While the space was dictated by OnePlus until last year, brands like Huawei's Honor and Xiaomi have been upping the game and offering stiff competition. Honor's newest release - the Honor View20 - comes out as a firm competitor for the OnePlus 6T/6....

Soundcloud, Telegram among sites blocked by Reliance Jio in India’s porn ban

India is the third-largest consumer of online pornography in the world. The country attempted to ban porn in 2015 but was forced to lift it soon after following a mass outcry. This ban was enforced again in October 2018 when the Department of Telecom (DoT) asked telecom providers to wall off more than 800 porn-related...

Nokia 9 PureView with penta camera setup stops by the FCC, revealing connectivity specifications

In the two years since the Nokia brand re-entered the market, we have seen HMD Global push out a man low-end and mid-range devices, but only a couple of flagships. None of these "premium" phones have been able to actually compete with the flagships from companies like Apple, Samsung, or Google. That is, however, expected to...

Xiaomi will announce the Mi 9 on the same day as the Samsung Galaxy S10

Xiaomi is well known as a leader in the entry-level and mid-range segment of smartphones. But, with recent products like the Mi MIX series as well as the Mi 8 (including the Explorer Edition with the transparent back), Xiaomi has been inching closer to the textbook definition of "premium." Its Mi MIX 3 with a sliding...

Mod enables EIS for [email protected] videos on the Xiaomi POCO F1 and Mi Mix 3

The POCO F1 from Xiaomi packs in stunning specifications and boast-worthy features for an unbelievable price. While the overall package is feature-rich, Xiaomi has cut some corners or overlooked certain areas which prevent the POCO F1 from competing with other flagships. While the POCO F1 can capture videos at resolutions up to 4K, electronic image stabilization...

Uber is letting riders in India make free calls to their drivers

Ever since it set its foot on the Indian turf, ride-hailing service Uber has been in a slugfest with homegrown competitor Ola. But now, a new feature might help Uber to take a strong lead. With this feature, customers riding an Uber will be able to make calls to the driver without paying any charge...

Google is hiring engineers in India to develop its own microchips

Google is no longer just a software company. While its top hardware lineup unmistakably includes the Google Pixel smartphones, Assistant-powered Google Home, Chromecast, and Pixelbooks etc., the tech giant has also undertaken the development of hardware products such as Tensor Processing Units (TPUs), Titan or Titan M security chips, and Pixel Visual Core chips. Now, Google...

Pushbullet gets updated with a Material Theme redesign, dark mode, and more

Pushbullet is a cross-platform app which lets you exchange files or messages between multiple mobile devices or PCs. You can also use it to view and reply to notifications on your smartphone using any connected device. After years of update limbo and seemingly everlasting appearance, Pushbullet is finally getting an update with Material Design graphics and...

OxygenOS 9.0.12/9.0.4 rolls out for the OnePlus 6T/OnePlus 6 with January 2019 security patches

OnePlus' custom Android UI, namely OxygenOS, can be summed up as stock Android with wings. It has helped OnePlus and its performance-oriented persona surge higher, especially in markets like India where the mid-range dominates the sales trends. With all eyes on the ball, OnePlus has actively been updating its two flagships of 2018 with new OxygenOS...