TECH

  • Asus Zenfone 2 review: A powerful warrior but with weight issues 2 days ago

    It's been less than a year since Asus entered the Indian smartphone market in July last year, and the Taiwanese company appears to be again all geared up with its new squad of warriors to fight on the battleground where there are no allies. But are Asus' soldiers fit, trained,...
  • After Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, who could be the next wax techie at Madame Tussauds? 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Madame Tussauds- a place where the statues of legends are immortalized in wax, is seeking to add to its collection another techie after Apple founder Steve Jobs and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In order to zero in on whom to wax-up next in its tech leaders' collection, the museum...
  • Star Tech: 30 phones in 17 years. Know more about the tech enthusiast in Ranveer 'MasterChef' Brar April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Chef Ranveer Brar, who co-judged the fourth season of MasterChef India, appears to be the most tech savvy of all the celebrities who have so far been featured in our nascent Star Tech series. He not only uses a wide range of gadgets, but also holds a deep...
  • Review: Adobe PDF tool is great, but you may not need it April 17, 2015

    New York: No doubt you've run across your share of PDF documents in your work and personal life. Adobe's Portable Document Format has become a common way to publish newsletters, instruction manuals and even tax forms. Creating your own PDF document is easy, with features built into major Web browsers...
  • #5YearsOfSalmanOnTwitter: 5 things you probably didn't know about Salman Khan's Twitter habits April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Salman Khan, one of the three big Khans of Bollywood, might have fewer Twitter followers than the other two but that is no indication of his stature at the box office. Today, April 13, 2015, @BeingSalmanKhan completes 5 years of Twitter presence. It shouldn't come as a surprise...
  • Apple's new MacBook review: This thinnest-ever Mac brings iPad's minimalism to the laptop April 10, 2015

    New York: From the moment I took it out of the box, Apple's new MacBook looked and felt like an iPad. The laptop is Apple's lightest and thinnest yet and borrows many of the iPad's designs, including the lack of a fan. The result is a 2-pound (0.92 kilogram) laptop that...
  • Hillary Clinton hires Google executive as her tech chief April 9, 2015

    Washington: Likely 2016 Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has hired a Google executive to serve as her chief technology officer, a person familiar with the campaign's planning said on Wednesday. Clinton hired Stephanie Hannon, Google's director of product management for civic innovation and social impact, to run her technology...
  • Star Tech: Here's why former Kiwi all-rounder Chris Harris stays away from Facebook and Twitter April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Former New Zealand cricketer loves to be tagged an Apple fanboy and uses an iPhone 6 and an iPad Air. Chris finds the two gadgets "great tools" as they come handy for him. "I can look up for statistics on my iPad Air while commentating. Also my iPad helps...
  • Top tech pranks on April Fools' Day revealed! April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: As the day to fool people around and play practical jokes draws to a close, we bring to you the top and coolest pranks played by the tech giants on April Fools' Day. While some of the pranks were well, just pranks, others did manage to catch us...
  • Motorola's new Moto E (2nd gen) review: This tortoise loses the race to insomniac rabbits April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The fable now has a twist in the tale. Moto E, consistent but slow in its efforts in bringing improvements, is the tortoise. While the rabbit(s) in the race has(have) no intention to catch a wink and this is why the fables have turned. Before we delve further into...
  • HTC One M9 review: Better than predecessors, this new phone addresses a major shortcoming - the camera March 31, 2015

    New York: HTC's flagship One phone has a lot going for it - except for strong sales. In Samsung's and Apple's shadows, HTC barely has any market share despite having good phones. But the latest edition of the HTC One, dubbed M9, is even better than previous year's models, as it...
  • Star Tech: Ricky Ponting's favourite apps reaffirm why the cricket great is called 'Punter' March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Cricket legend Ricky Ponting readily admits to not being a tech freak. "I am very basic and use only my iPhone and iPad," says one of the most successful captains in the history of international cricket. The former Australian captain's disinterest in the details of the world of tech...
  • Quick review: Motorola Moto Turbo March 24, 2015

    This month witnessed the launch of two Motorola phones in India - with one placed at the top end of the spectrum (Moto Turbo) and the other at the other end (new Moto E). While we have already got our hands on the new Moto E that is now the...
  • Star Tech: Nokia-loyalist Gulshan 'Hunterrr' Devaiah's favourite gadget is a must-have for all households March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor Gulshan Devaiah's favourite tech toy might appear to be an odd choice but if you think about it, the choice does make sense. And chances are, the same might be the weapon of choice for you too, only that you haven't realised that yet. Gulshan, whose recent movie...
  • Kolkata's first tech hackathon to see scores of techies brainstorm for 'smart India' concept March 21, 2015

    Kolkata: At least 100 computer programmers and innovators will brainstorm in the city's first technological hackathon to come up with ideas for a 'smart' India where devices could be controlled from a single source, an organiser said on Saturday. The 'Spark HACK' event organised by Jadavpur University seeks to give shape...
  • Star Tech: Actor Karan Mehra is all-Apple with a pinch of Samsung March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: One thing that we found common among the stars who have so far been featured in our Star Tech series is Apple. And actor Karan Mehra, last seen in the rom-com Badmashiyaan is yet another Apple aficionado. Karan is an avid Apple user and owns a plethora...
  • Apple's new MacBook first impressions review: The 12-inch laptop isn't for everyone March 11, 2015

    San Francisco: The MacBook Air was revolutionary when Apple started selling it in 2008. Though still thin and light, the Air now feels like a cheap cousin next to more powerful MacBook Pro laptops and Windows laptops known as ultrabooks. So Apple returned to the drawing board and came up with...
  • Motorola's new Moto E (2nd gen): First impressions review March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The improved specs and same price as the last year's model may make the new Moto E a desirable upgrade, but do these enhancements make it a worthy contender to offerings from rivals in the same price segment? We got to spend some time with the successor to...
  • Review: The Venus portable washing machine is a budget gadget that does its job well March 10, 2015

    A portable, bucket mounted washing machine that is available at a fraction of the cost of a traditional one. That was enough reason to doubt the performance of Venus, an innovative product offering by Vimbas Navrachana. Because if it's too good to be true, it's usually is. But seeing the...
  • Star Tech: Do you know what Neha Dhupia's coolest gadget is? March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia has a spate of gadgets that include three Apple products - an iPhone 5s, iPad and a Macbook Pro. Quite like other celebrities who have been featured in our Star Tech series, Neha is also of the opinion that the iPhone 5s' battery life fails...
  • Gigaom, the pioneering tech blog founded by Om Malik, shuts down March 10, 2015

    Gigaom, the pioneering technology blog launched in 2006 by Indian-American web and technology writer Om Malik, has closed down after running out of money. A message from the Gigaom management said, "Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge first impressions review: Design, picture quality the most noticeable improvements March 3, 2015

    New York: Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality. Samsung ramped up its camera technology in last fall's Galaxy Note 4, and the camera is even better in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge announced on Sunday. More importantly, the new phones have a more...
  • Star Tech: Sharib 'Filmistaan' Hashmi uses a Samsung power bank to deal with iPhone 5s' poor battery life March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Sharib Hashmi, best known for his role in the National Award winning movie Filmistaan, is not a tech freak and does not like to use a lot of gadgets. He said, the gadget he uses the most throughout the day is his iPhone 5s. Ironically, Sharib deals with...
  • Asus Zenfone C review: A fair deal at a fair price February 24, 2015

    As I write this Asus Zenfone C review on the phone itself, I am quite impressed with the phone's remarkable touch response. Even as an iPhone user, I find the Zenfone's touch response pretty nice. Beginning with the phone's appearance; at a price of Rs 5,999 this phone has a 4.5-inch...
  • Star Tech: Apple fanboy Purab Kohli uses a selfie stick, rents a GoPro camera and is buying his 10th mobile phone February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: February 23 is Purab Kohli's birthday, and it isn't actually a coincidence that the actor-anchor features in this edition of Star Tech today. Happy Birthday, Purab! On his birthday, we unwrap the tech-enthusiast in Purab and try to bring out for his fans 11 things tech about him that many...
  • Star Tech: Bigg Boss 8 winner Gautam Gulati not a tech freak but owns premium gadgets February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: You may have seen a lot of sides of Gautam Gulati during Bigg Boss 8, but what we bring you today about him is something you probably didn't know. In an interview with IBNLive, Gulati said that he is not a tech enthusiast and uses only a few...
  • Star Tech: Gadgets that Richa Chadda doesn't leave home without February 9, 2015

    Richa Chadda of 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' and 'Fukrey' fame on her visit to IBNLive shared with us her interest in gadgets and devices that she uses. Chadda, who is an iPhone 5 user, finds her phone "notorious for its bad battery", and, therefore, uses it with a battery case. Chadda...
  • A new method that predicts which tech startups will thrive February 8, 2015

    Washington: MIT researchers have developed a method that can project the growth potential of new high-tech firms. Based on a uniquely comprehensive analysis of businesses in California, researchers at the MIT Sloan School of Management, have created a richly detailed picture of what characteristics high-growth high-tech firms have, and where they...
  • Facebook, LinkedIn join to boost dwindling numbers of women in tech February 7, 2015

    Menlo Park: Facebook and LinkedIn want to boost dwindling numbers of women studying engineering and computer science with a collaborative initiative announced Friday that they hope will eventually fill thousands of lucrative Silicon Valley jobs long dominated by men. In an exclusive joint interview with The Associated Press, Facebook Chief Operating...
  • Perks in India Inc get fancy; top talent gets iPhones, Mercedes cars January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: When it comes to rewarding top performing employees, many large corporates are giving out expensive gifts such as latest iPhones, Mercs, flats and jewellery a trend started by a little-known diamond firm in Gujarat a few months back. Last Diwali, Surat-based Hari Krishna Exports created a flutter by announcing...