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OnePlus 10T 5G First Impressions: Things Have Changed

Power users might be impressed, but OnePlus might not give fans everything they're looking for.

3 Aug 2022 9:01 pm
Bullet Train Movie Review: Brad Pitt Action Vehicle Never Really Gets You on Board

Bullet Train review: five assassins (Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Bad Bunny) end up on the same train in Japan in this mediocre action thriller that lacks heart, humour, and even action chops. Bullet Train release date is August 4 in India in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

3 Aug 2022 10:00 am
Infinix InBook X1 Slim Review: All the Essentials at the Right Price

It might not scream luxury of power, but the InBook X1 Slim offers modern conveniences without breaking the bank.

1 Aug 2022 3:57 pm
Oppo Reno 8 Pro Review: Style With Substance?

Oppos Reno 8 Pro may have a solid spec sheet on paper along with a fancy design, but comes up short when compared to the competition, both in terms of camera performance and value.

28 Jul 2022 7:29 pm
Macron's Moonshot Looks Like a Long Shot

OneWeb announced its decision to merge with Frances Eutelsat on Tuesday, as part of the firms plan to create a European champion to compete with Elon Musks SpaceX and Amazons Project Kuiper. Overall, though, this plan looks like a microcosm of the current geopolitical environment and the kind of corporate strategies getting a chilly reception on ...

27 Jul 2022 6:40 pm
Crypto Breaks the Rules. Thats the Point

Cryptocurrency treats regulatory arbitrage as a feature, not a bug. The arbitrage conveys the message that the old regulations need to change. In the post-COVID world, software automatically issues crypto tokens, based on smart contracts that specify conditions for issuance. Standard US regulatory practice typically focuses on regulating host firms and intermediaries,...

27 Jul 2022 5:59 pm
DeFi and Degrowth: Or How Not to Fix Capitalism

DeFi and Degrowth have emerged as alternative utopian narratives to capitalism. However, both lack some basic lessons. While degrowthers ignore the natural urge for status and advancement, DeFiers ignore the natural urge of bad actors to exploit unregulated systems.

27 Jul 2022 5:47 pm
Poco F4 5G Review: Is It a Serious Contender?

The Poco F4 5G features powerful specifications in a premium body, but is that enough for you to consider buying it? Find out in this review.

26 Jul 2022 8:15 pm
Polycab Hohm Mirai Smart IR Blaster Review: Make Appliances Smart Again

Polycab has launched the Hohm Mirai Smart IR Blaster, a small and simple IoT device that promises to add smart capabilities to IR-based home appliances. How does this Rs. 1,200 device work? Find out in this review.

22 Jul 2022 5:54 pm
Nothing Phone 1 Review: It's Something

The Nothing Phone 1 offers a good mix of performance and features in a stylish and unique design. But is that enough for it to be a winner in a highly competitive segment? Find out in our review.

21 Jul 2022 8:57 pm
Oppo Reno 8 Pro 5G First Impressions: Dressed to Impress

Oppos Reno 8 Pro 5G gets an upgraded processor, a new imaging chip and a fancy new design with minor camera upgrades. Here's our first impressions of the phone.

18 Jul 2022 6:59 pm
OnePlus Nord 2T 5G Review: An All-Rounder at the Right Price?

OnePlus first T model in the Nord series gets minor upgrades, but it still retains the premium hardware and software feel as well as the attractive price, making it an all-rounder of sorts in the mid-range segment.

15 Jul 2022 8:38 pm
Moto G82 5G Review: Going Beyond the Budget Segment

The Moto G82 5G is the first smartphone from the G series to go beyond the Rs. 20,000 price segment. Its boasts of some interesting features such as a 120Hz pOLED display, a 50-megapixel camera with OIS, and has support for 30W fast charging. But does it still offer the same value one expects from a G-series phone? Check out out review to find out.

14 Jul 2022 7:27 pm
Nothing Phone 1 First Impressions: Lighting Up the Competition

The Nothing Phone 1 promises a clean and bloat-free Android experience with good hardware and features. Its Glyph notification system is probably the most distinctive feature that sets it apart from any other smartphone in the market. Here's our first look at the Nothing Phone 1.

12 Jul 2022 9:00 pm
Blaupunkt BTW100 True Wireless Earphones Review: Fun Times on a Budget

Blaupunkt has launched the BTW100 true wireless earphones in India, priced at Rs. 1,499. With environmental noise cancellation for calls and USB Type-C charging for the case, is this the best entry-level TWS headset you can buy right now? Find out in this review.

12 Jul 2022 11:21 am
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro First Impressions: Going Above and Beyond

The Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro builds on the strengths of its predecessor by offering even better features such as a 165Hz refresh rate, the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC and an IPX4 rating for water resistance. Heres a first look at Asus most extreme gaming smartphone yet.

5 Jul 2022 5:56 pm
Everything You Should Know About Staked Ether

stETH stands for staked Ethereum, on the Ethereum staking platform Lido when people stake ETH on Lido they receive a synthetic, derivate version of it, known as stETH. The amount of stETH should therefore trade at a 1:1 peg to ETH itself.

29 Jun 2022 7:08 pm
Realme GT Neo 3 (150W) Review: All About Speed?

Realmes GT Neo 3 (150W) offers decent value and performance, but does it hold up well against the competition? Find out in our review.

29 Jun 2022 6:43 pm
Poco X4 Pro 5G Review: Does It Have the X Factor?

The Poco X4 Pro 5G retails for a starting price of Rs. 16,999 in India and is available in three variants. It sports three rear cameras and a single hole-punch camera in the front. This phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G SoC. Is the Poco X4 Pro 5G the best smartphone under Rs. 20,000 ? Find out in this review

27 Jun 2022 7:53 pm
Poco F4 5G First Impressions: Impressive Features in a Premium Design

The Poco F4 5G boasts of an impressive list of features and all of it is packaged in a premium and sophisticated design. You get a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G SoC, stereo speakers, IP53 rating, 67W fast charging and an optically stabilised main rear camera. Heres our first look at Pocos brand new mid-range offering.

23 Jun 2022 6:16 pm
iQoo Neo 6 Review: Mighty Performance at a Great Price

The iQoo Neo 6 is the first phone to launch in the Neo series in India. It packs a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC and has support for 80W fast charging. Should you get the Neo 6 over the OnePlus Nord 2 or the Mi 11X? Check our review to find out.

22 Jun 2022 8:49 pm
Vivo TWS 2 ANC True Wireless Earphones Review: Not Quite Exceptional

Vivo has launched the TWS 2 ANC true wireless headset in India, featuring active noise cancellation and support for the Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Bluetooth codec. Is this the best mid-range true wireless headset you can buy right now? Find out in this review.

21 Jun 2022 5:28 pm
Infinix Zero 5G Review: A Powerful Smartphone but at What Cost?

The Infinix Zero 5G boasts of a powerful 5G SoC and a telephoto camera with 2X optical zoom, all under Rs. 20,000. It also offers a large battery and a large display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Is this the ultimate value offering at this price point? Find out in our review.

20 Jun 2022 7:15 pm
Dizo Wireless Power Neckband Bluetooth Earphones Review: Plain and Simple

The Dizo Wireless Power is the successor to the Dizo Wireless, with small changes in the design and overall experience. At Rs. 1,399, is this affordable wireless neckband headset worth buying? Find out in this review.

17 Jun 2022 3:55 pm
Xiaomi Pad 5 Review: The Android Tablet Experience Done Right

Xiaomis Pad 5 packs everything one would want in a mid-range Android tablet, but cuts down on a few essential features to get there. Is this the best mid-range Android tablet you can buy right now? Find out in this review.

16 Jun 2022 6:48 pm
Anker Soundcore Life Note 3 True Wireless Earphones Review: A Capable Mid-Range Option

Taking on the competitive mid-range TWS segment in India is the Rs. 6,999 Anker Soundcore Life Note 3. With active noise cancellation, app support, and a promise of good performance, is this the best true wireless headset under Rs. 7,000 right now? Find out in this review.

15 Jun 2022 5:54 pm
iRobot Roomba j7+ Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review: Picks Up After Itself

The iRobot Roomba j7+ is the most advanced robot vacuum cleaner in the companys lineup, boasting of features such as smart connectivity and usability, object avoidance systems, and a self-cleaning docking station. Is this the best robot vacuum cleaner you can buy right now? Find out in this review.

9 Jun 2022 2:21 pm
Asus ROG Strix G15 (G513RW) Review: Power and Personality

The Asus ROG Strox G15 (G513RW) is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop that features an AMD Ryzen 6000 series CPU, 1440p display, and quirky design.

8 Jun 2022 6:12 pm
Crypto Investing in a Bear Market

Bear markets might be stressful for investors but they can be seen as good investment opportunities to buy in at lower prices too. Here's a guide that can help you approach a crypto bear market without the risk of gambling on your hard earned money.

7 Jun 2022 1:57 pm
LG Eclair QP5 Dolby Atmos Soundbar System Review: Size Matters

The LG Eclair QP5 soundbar is unique because of its shape and size, with the company touting it as its smallest Dolby Atmos-capable soundbar system. Sporting a convenient size combined with flagship specifications and features, is this the ideal soundbar system for those looking at a space-saving home audio solution? Find out in this review.

6 Jun 2022 6:31 pm
Realme C31 Review: All About That Flair

The Realme C31 retails for a starting price of Rs. 9,299 and comes in two variants. The device sports a triple-camera setup at the rear, and is powered by a Unisoc T612 SoC. How does the Realme C31 perform in everyday usage, and is it worth the asking price? Find out in this review.

3 Jun 2022 7:45 pm
Motorola Edge 30 Review: A Minor Upgrade

The Motorola Edge 30 is being marketed as the worlds slimmest 5G smartphone and India's lightest 5G phone in its segment. But does it pack equally good performance to match its looks? Heres our review of the Motorola Edge 30.

1 Jun 2022 8:25 pm
Acer Aspire Vero Review: Sustainable Performance

The Acer Aspire Vero is a new eco-friendly laptop built from post-consumer recycled or PCR plastic. It features a decent set of specifications, and a sharp and bright display. Should this be your next everyday laptop? Read our review to find out.

30 May 2022 7:25 pm
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 Review: The Flagship TWS Gets Even Better

Sennheisers latest flagship true wireless headset, the Momentum True Wireless 3, is priced at Rs. 21,990 in India. Going up against the Sony WF-1000XM4 and Apple AirPods Pro, is this high-end TWS headset with aptX Adaptive support worth the price? Find out in this review.

26 May 2022 7:54 pm
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 (13.3-inch) Review: The Price of Portability

Samsung redefines ultraportable with a shockingly light 2-in-1, but how practical is the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 in real-world use? We review it to check its performance, battery life, build quality, software, ease of use, and more.

25 May 2022 9:36 pm
Sony HT-A7000 Soundbar and SA-SW3 Wireless Subwoofer Review: Big and Powerful Sound at Home

The Sony HT-A7000 is the companys most impressive soundbar right now, and combined with the SA-SW3 wireless subwoofer, this combo offers a promising premium home entertainment sound system that is easy to install. Is this 7.1.2-channel system the best premium soundbar you can buy right now? Find out in this review.

25 May 2022 8:52 am
iPad Air (2022) Review: The Power of the Apple M1

Apple's iPad Air (2022) is powered by its in-house Apple M1 SoC. It is the most powerful iPad Air yet and is priced the same as the outgoing model. So, is the iPad Air (2022) the right tablet for you? Here's my review.

23 May 2022 9:10 pm
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G Review: Enough of An Upgrade?

Samsung's Galaxy M53 5G sports a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC. Are these enough to distinguish it from the competition? Here's my review of the Samsung Galaxy M53 5G.

19 May 2022 6:56 pm
Vivo X80 First Impressions: A Promising Premium All-Rounder

Packing a brand new SoC and camera sensor, Vivos X80 aims to be the all-rounder in the sub-Rs. 60,000 segment. Here's our first impressions of the phone.

18 May 2022 3:22 pm
Asus ROG Flow X16 (GV601RW) and ROG Strix Scar 17 SE (G733CX) First Impressions

The Asus ROG Flow X16 (GV601RW) and ROG Strix Scar 17 SE (G733CX) are two very different laptops aimed at different buyers and use cases. Here are our first impressions.

17 May 2022 6:47 pm
Apex Legends Mobile Review: The Resemblance Is Uncanny

Apex Legends Mobile review: a battle royale game specifically polished for smartphones. Apex Legends Mobile brings along a bunch of new features and a mobile-first Legend, but is that enough to disrupt the already captured battle royale market? Download Apex Legends on Android and iPhone.

16 May 2022 9:30 pm
JBL Tune 230NC True Wireless Earphones Review: Good Sound With Equally Good Battery Life

JBL has launched the Tune 230NC true wireless earphones in India, priced at Rs. 5,499. With active noise cancellation at a relatively competitive price, is this the best mid-range true wireless headset you can buy right now? Find out in this review.

16 May 2022 5:35 pm
Realme Buds Air 3 Review: Incremental Improvements, Plenty of Value

Realme has launched the Buds Air 3 in India, its latest affordable true wireless earphones. With active noise cancellation and app support, is this the best true wireless headset you can buy under Rs. 5,000? Find out in this review.

13 May 2022 6:27 pm
OnePlus Nord Buds Review: A Compact and Affordable TWS

OnePlus has launched its first Nord-branded TWS called the OnePlus Nord Buds priced at Rs. 2,999. It promises competence at its core functionality, including good design and decent sound. Is this the best affordable true wireless headset you can buy right now? Find out in this review.

11 May 2022 6:50 pm
Xiaomi 12 Pro Review: A Premium Flagship at the Right Price

Xiaomi's 12 Pro is the premium smartphone experience every Xiaomi fan has been waiting for, with only a few shortcomings.

10 May 2022 8:15 pm
Everything You Must Know about Blockchain Bridges

Blockchain bridges receive one type of crypto, for instance, LUNA. It locks this LUNA as a deposit. It 'mints' an equal amount of another cryptocurrency, like, Wrapped LUNA and releases it on another blockchain e.g. Ethereum Mainnet. There are two kinds of blockchain bridges, trusted bridges and trustless bridges.

9 May 2022 10:00 am
Oppo Enco Air 2 Pro True Wireless Earphones Review: Back in Form

Oppos latest true wireless earphones, the Enco Air 2 Pro, is an impressive headset on paper. Priced at Rs. 3,499, the earphones have ANC, app support, and promise good sound. Is this the best TWS headset under Rs. 5,000? Find out in this review.

4 May 2022 7:40 pm
OnePlus 10R 5G (150W Endurance Edition) First Impressions: For Power Users

The top-end OnePlus 10R 5G is one of the fastest charging phones in the market. It also boasts of a new design, upgraded cameras and a faster 5G SoC compared to the OnePlus 9R. Read our first impressions.

3 May 2022 7:35 pm
Sennheiser CX Plus True Wireless Earphones Review: Theres a Lot to Like

Sennheisers latest pair of true wireless earphones, the CX Plus, is priced at Rs. 12,990 in India, and features advanced Bluetooth codecs, active noise cancellation, and app support, taking on strong competition from brands such as Samsung and OnePlus. Is this the best TWS headset you can buy under Rs. 15,000? Find out in this review.

2 May 2022 7:42 pm
Why I Am Bullish on Web3 for 2022

Web3 is the next phase of Internet as we know and use today. Supported largely by the blockchain technology, Web3 is capable of supporting advanced tech ecosystems such as the metaverse, cryptocurrencies, and Decentralised Finance (DeFi) industry. In recent times, several big companies and brands have begun working on expanding their Web3 teams and presence in the mar...

30 Apr 2022 7:35 pm