OnePlus Nord CE 5G Unboxing and First Impressions

OnePlus launched Nord CE 5G, the company’s latest Nord series phone, and its most affordable 5G phone in India last week. This retains the same FHD+ Fluid AMOLED 90Hz screen from the original Nord, brings back the 3.5mm audio jack, but it doesn’t have a dual front camera setup or an alert slider. Continue reading “OnePlus Nord CE 5G Unboxing and First Impressions”

OnePlus 5G Bands — Q&A with OnePlus India R&D Head Ramagopala Reddy

OnePlus recently clarified after a recent speculation on 5G bands and what it really means for OnePlus users in India. We spoke to Ramagopala Reddy, Vice President, OnePlus India R&D to get more details regarding this. Continue reading “OnePlus 5G Bands — Q&A with OnePlus India R&D Head Ramagopala Reddy”

iQOO Z3 5G Unboxing and First Impressions

iQOO today launched the iQOO Z3 5G, the company’s latest mid-range 5G smartphone in India soon after the launch of the iQOO 7 series in the country. This is the first phone in India to be powered by the Snapdragon 768G SoC, has up to 8GB of RAM and features a 6.58-inch LCD screen with 120Hz refresh rate. Continue reading “iQOO Z3 5G Unboxing and First Impressions”

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Review – The king of the Ryzen CPUs

Late last year, AMD outed a bunch of new processors under the Ryzen 5000 series which are based on the new Zen 3 architecture. The most premium offering from AMD is the Ryzen 9 5950X which boasts of 16 cores and 32 threads and is one the most attractive offerings in the market for anyone looking to build high-end PC for gaming or otherwise and takes on Intel’s top-most offering i9-10900K. Does the AMD 5950X live up to the expectations. Lets take a look in this review.
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Samsung 980 Pro SSD Review – One of the fastest PCIe 4.0 SSDs in the market

Samsung had announced the 980 Pro SSD which is their first consumer grade PCIe Gen 4 SSD back in September last year.  It had launched in 3 capacities 250GB, 500GB and 1TB but recently Samsung also announced a 2 TB version which we managed to test in this review. We have tested both the 500GB version and the 2TB version for the purpose of this review.

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Logitech MX Master 3 Review – The best mouse for advanced users

Having a good mouse for your computer can improve your productivity. Over the years, I have wasted countless hours with bad mice and have come to realize that we often tend to overlook the need for a good mouse. The Logitech Mx Master 3 is a premium offering targeted at advanced users and looks promising on paper. How does it fare in terms of real world performance? Is it worth the premium price? Let’s find out in this review.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Review

I have been a big fan of Microsoft Surface devices since the first Surface RT came out. Microsoft has come a long way since then and Surface products are one of the best ways to experience Windows as there is great integration between the hardware and software. The Surface Laptop Go is the latest offering from Microsoft to launch in India and looks like a promising product on paper. Let us see how it performs in this review. Continue reading “Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Review”

K7 Ultimate Security – World Class Anti-Virus Software Made in India

With a lot of us working from home and internet usage skyrocketing, there is a steep rise in cyberattacks especially with respect to malware and ransomware. While the whole world is fighting an unknown virus on the health front, cybersecurity researchers and security companies worldwide are spending an increasing amount of time safeguarding digital infrastructure worldwide which is facing an unprecedented amount of cyberattacks from bad actors.

A small company based in Chennai, India K7 Computing founded by Jayaraman “Keseven” Kesavardhanan, very often confused with Moscow based Kaspersky has been developing an IT security solution since 1991.

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Samsung 870 EVO SSD Review

Samsung is finally releasing the successor to the popular 860 EVO SATA SSD with the launch of the 870 EVO SSD. The 870 EVO is the most refined V-NAND TLC flash SSD in the lineup and features the updated Samsung MKX Controller. I have been using the drive for a few days now and here are my thoughts in the review below. Is the 870 EVO a worthy successor to the 860 EVO SSD?

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Samsung T7 Touch SSD Review

Samsung had introduced the Samsung T7 series of portable SSDs earlier this year and we got a chance to review the 1TB version. We have been big fans of the T series line up right from the T1 SSD 5 years ago, and it is a very refined product line from Samsung. Samsung claims that the T7 is two times faster than the T5 which is a good improvement.

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

It is that time of the year again and the new iPhones have landed. The iPhone design language moves to a rectangular design which is interesting and there are 4 new models this year. We just got the iPhone 12 Pro and here is a quick unboxing and first impressions.

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Amazon Smart Plug Review — Easiest way to remotely control your appliances

If you are looking for the easiest way to remotely control your domestic appliances, the Amazon Smart Plug might be of interest to you. I have tried smart plugs and power strips from several companies over the past few years and it is good to finally see a product from Amazon which is the creator of Alexa and has smart devices under the Echo and Fire line-up. Amazon had announced a similar product in the US market almost 2 years ago at a similar price of $25 and continues to sell it. Now the Amazon Smart Plug has been launched it in India and I have been using it for a while now. Here are my thoughts on the device and if it makes sense to invest in one.

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Pankaj Kedia of Dolby on Importance of Audio for Indian Smartphone users

Thanks to the rapid development in technology, mobile phones are evolving at a faster rate than ever before, and smartphone manufacturers have come a long way in terms of innovation. There are a plethora of smartphones at every price segment and users now have a wide range of options to choose from. Among the key pillars of the smartphone, audio quality also plays a vital role in a purchase decision and with now people working remotely and staying indoors, there is a significant rise in online video consumption. This, in turn, has given rise to the demand for richer smartphone audio quality that consumers do not want to compromise on. 

To better understand consumer behaviour, a survey was conducted on what audio means for Indian consumers by CMR (CyberMedia Research) across six cities, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Ahmedabad. The focus of this survey was to understand how Indians are consuming content, the importance given to sound quality and what they seek going forward while purchasing their next smartphone.

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Apple iPhone SE 2020 Unboxing and First Impressions

Apple launched the new iPhone SE (2020) without much fanfare back in April and it has gone on sale in several markets worldwide including India. The iPhone SE has been rumoured for quite some time now and it is a great time for an affordable iPhone from Apple. It could be a great first iPhone for those wanting to get onboard the iPhone bandwagon.
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Dyson V11 Absolute Pro Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review

We all would have used a vacuum cleaner at some point in our lives, more so during the lock-down. Dyson sent us the Dyson V11 Absolute Pro Gold Cordless stick vacuum cleaner right in time and I have been using this gadget for a month for cleaning my home and here are my impressions in this review. As a precursor this gadget is a result of more than a decade of development at Dyson hence the V11 moniker for the Dyson digital motor which spins at up to 125,000 rpm. In this real world review, let me walk you through the highlights of this vacuum cleaner from Dyson.

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