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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]

[Update: New 8GB RAM variant] Vivo targets India’s online buyers with U20’s Snapdragon 675, 5000mAh battery, 18W charging at ₹10,990 (~$150)

Vivo is the third-largest smartphone brand in India by the number of shipments. Offline sales make up for the majority of Vivo's sale in India and but lately, they have been trying to woo the consumers who prefer to buy online. In September, Vivo announced the U10, their first online-only smartphone in India and its...

[Update: 12GB variant goes on sale] ASUS ROG Phone II with crazy specs and a crazier pricing launches in India

ASUS has been making smartphones for quite many years now but if there's something that has really turned heads is its gaming smartphones. Branded under ASUS' Republic of Gamers (ROG) trademark, the gaming phones are powered in line with the laptops under the ROG brand name. Back in July, ASUS launched its second gaming smartphone...

Vivo V17 with the world’s tiniest hole-punch camera launches in India

Vivo is the third-largest smartphone seller in India and is among the most sought-after brands in the offline segment. In India, Vivo has had a two-fork strategy, targetting offline buyers with untraditional features like dual pop-up selfie cameras, while targetting the online buyers with wholesome packages at competitive prices. Vivo has just launched a new...

Realme X2 Pro Review: The new benchmark for affordable flagships

No conversation about the smartphone brand Realme is complete without citing their phenomenal growth. Ever since it launched last year, Realme has skyrocketed and evolved from an underdog catering to the sub-$150 segment into a major threat to other brands. The company has recently announced a mesmerizing new smartphone – the Realme X2 Pro, which...

Garmin Venu with advanced fitness tracking, Spotify, and NFC launches in India

Garmin caters to a wide range of health and fitness products and while they started as a GPS equipment maker, the company has a wide range of sports and fitness trackers. In India, their portfolio primarily includes sports watches like the Forerunner and the Fenix series, light fitness bands like the Vívofit series, and analog-digital...

[Update 2: Topic Selector on Twitter web] Twitter update lets you follow Topics you’re interested in, not just People

Twitter has a strong gravitational pull and you can't just occasionally browse, check your notifications, and move over. This is because of the dynamic and instant nature of Twitter and while this can be both engaging and informative, it can also get overwhelming. The astounding flow of information (as well as the banter and the...

Huawei Watch GT 2 with two-week battery life and Kirin A1 chip launched in India

While Huawei has witnessed strong growth in homeland China, they have been slowly recovering from the damage done due to the U.S. government's executive order barring them from engaging with American companies. As a result of having its Android license revoked, the launches of Huawei's new smartphones including the premium Mate 30 series was met with...

OxygenOS 10.0.6 tweaks Android 10’s built-in dark mode to use AMOLED black

OxygenOS by OnePlus is known to serve one of the finest Android experience among the several overlay skins available. Not only is OxygenOS one of the best skin when it comes to fast and fluid usability and good animations, but also offers a wide scope of customizability. One customization option that has been available in...

HP Chromebook x360 convertible launched in India in 12″ and 14″ variants

Chromebooks were formerly seen as cheaper alternatives to bigger or bigger and laptops. Apart from premium offerings like the last year's $999 Pixelbook, the availability of native support for the Google Play Store and Android apps on Chromebooks has helped change the perception to an extent. HP is among the manufacturers that spare some SKUs...

[Update: Watch GT 2 launch date] Huawei Kirin A1, Huawei’s first dedicated chipset for wearables, will launch in India next month

The uncertainty due to the Sino-US trade conflict has led to much confusion about GMS (Google Mobile Services) support on Huawei and Honor smartphones. Despite exciting announcements like the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and the Honor 9X, the availability of these smartphones has been limited to only certain regions. However, the pace of innovation hasn't...

[Update: New 55″ 4K model]The new 65″ Mi TV 4X is the largest Xiaomi TV in India, 43″ and 50″ added to the 4K lineup

Buy in India: Mi TV 4X 65" (₹54,999 on Flipkart) || TV 4X 55" (₹34,999 on Amazon India)|| TV 4X 50" (₹29,999 on Amazon India) || TV 4X 43" (₹24,999 on Flipkart) After taking the smartphone segment in India by a storm with its cost-effective offerings, Xiaomi entered the smart TV segment in India in early 2018....

[Update: EMUI 10 Beta for Honor 8X] Honor 8X and Honor 10 will get EMUI 10 based on Android Q according to Honor India

The last two months since the executive order by the U.S. government have been full of suspense and dilemma for users who own or wish to buy Android devices made by Huawei and Honor. While Huawei has reportedly been working on a homegrown alternative to Android, the development of EMUI 10 based on Android Q...