Mihir Patkar

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Mihir is a tech writer based in Mumbai.

Google Chromecast 2 in India: Who needs it, and what exactly does it offer?
Sun, May 01, 2016

Google Chromecast 2 is finally available in India for Rs 3,399, but should you buy it? We explain what the Chromecast brings to the table.

Coolpad Note 3 Lite to Lenovo Vibe P1m: Best Android phones under Rs 7000
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

The quality of Android phones you can now get for less than Rs 7,000 is astounding. Let's take a look at some of the best budget phones your money can buy.

Dolby Vision is coming to India: Here’s What You Need to Know
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

Dolby Vision, put in layman's terms, is an entire ecosystem of technology based around HDR, or High Dynamic Range

LeEco Le 1s one month review: Best designed phone, but flaws need a fix
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

We used the LeEco Le 1s as our primary handset for over a month now. At the end of it, here's what we feel.

What’s the Point of a Gaming Laptop? It’s Stupid Technology Now
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

External factors are piling up in a way where it makes no sense for an average consumer to purchase a laptop for gaming any more

Asus GL552JX Review: A good machine if you really want a gaming laptop
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

Asus GL552JX is a good machine that is worth the money, but gaming laptops are a stupid technology now

2016 won’t be exciting or revolutionary for smartphones, and that’s good
Fri, Jan 01, 2016

In the word "smartphone", the "smart" is now not about what it *can* do with hardware, it's more about what it *will* do with software.

Xiaomi Mi 3 18-month review: No need to buy an expensive phone anymore
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

After using Xiaomi Mi 3, it is extremely difficult to recommend anything that is far north of the Rs. 20,000 mark

Asus A555LF Express Review: A desktop replacement laptop that is more of a compromise
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

Asus A555LF is a desktop replacement that comes with top of the line hardware specifications but does not offer a remarkable battery life

Tablet buying guide: 16:10 or 4:3, which aspect ratio should you select?
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

We help you select the right tablet based on aspect ratio, 16:10 or 4:3 based on use case

How to use your Android phone or tablet to play games
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

Here’s a quick guide on how to use your Android device as a video game console for your big screen TV.

3 essential free apps to set up a phone for your parents or grandparents
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Here are the three free apps that help to set up a phone for your parents or grandparents

iBall Andi HD6 Express Review: A large screen Android phone for basic use
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

iBall Andi HD6 is a big screen smartphone for Android beginners

Micromax Canvas Tab P680 Express Review: Decent option for newcomers
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

Micromax Canvas Tab P680 is decent budget Android tablet if you are not into multitasking.

Amkette Evo Gamepad Pro Express Review: A decent game controller for your Android phone
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Amkette Evo Gamepad Pro works only with Android, not with iPhones and iPads, BlackBerry or Windows Phone devices.

Jabra Move Express Review: Among the best Bluetooth headphones
Sun, Sep 06, 2015

Jabra Move wireless Bluetooth is a complete package at Rs 4,999

5 best budget Bluetooth on-ear headphones under Rs 10,000
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

If you want to cut the cord and get a good listening experience, here are five best budget Bluetooth on-ear headphone options.

Jabra Move Express Review: Among the best BT headphones
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

Jabra Move wireless Bluetooth is a complete package at a price of Rs 4,999

Let’s talk: Top ten India forums to discuss tech, cars, women’s issues and more
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

We went looking for some discussion forums by Indians, for Indians and here the top forums across a range of topics

Battle of phablets: Asus Zenfone 2 Laser vs Lenovo K3 Note vs Yu Yureka Plus
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Battle of the budget phablets: We take a look at how Asus Zenfone 2 Laser, Lenovo K3 Note and Micromax Yu Yureka Plus fare against each other

Asus Zenfone 2 Laser review: Great camera coupled with decent battery
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Asus Zenfone 2 Laser sets itself apart with its laser Auto Focus and big battery life.

Moto G, Sony Xperia Z3+ and more: Best waterproof smartphones in India
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Waterproofing isn't common in phones in India. But of those that exist, we decided to round up the best.

Waterproof smartphones: What you need to know before buying one
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

What Is Waterproof, Water-Resistant, IP67, IP68 and other jargon when it comes to smartphones? We delve into the details.

Is Moto G (3rd Gen) really waterproof? Here’s what you can and can’t do
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

We decided to test the Moto G's water resistance, dunking it in a bucket, placing it by the pool while swimming, taking a call in the rain

DotA 2: The Rocky Balboa of video games just won a million dollars
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

eSports is serious business. And Clinton 'Fear' Loomis is the Rocky Balboa of DotA.

The Add-Ons You Need to Use Intel Compute Stick
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

These are the add-ons you need to make use of Intel Compute stick connected to any TV as a full-fledged PC

Express Review: Intel Compute Stick Turns Any TV Into a Windows PC
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

Intel Compute Stick is a tiny stick that turns any TV into a full-fledged PC

Beginner’s guide to Mixology: Learn basic cocktails for free on the Internet
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

If you're looking to learn the basics of mixology, these websites will teach you for free.

Windows 10: Is it going to radically change computing? Nope
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Windows 10 isn't going to make your life far easier than it was. It's just another OS. And that's okay.

Buying guide: The best Bluetooth speakers under Rs 20,000
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The range of speakers in the market, offer Bluetooth without sacrificing on sound quality or other features. Here are the top 4 picks that we loved

Touchscreens to bundled software: 5 features you don’t need in a standard Laptop
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

These are the five features you don't need anymore in your laptop

Asus X555LJ Express review: An ideal desktop replacement
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Asus X555LJ is a great desktop replacement but carrying it around as a work+home laptop could be relatively difficult

Sony Xperia Z3+ review with video: This flagship phone is too hot to handle, literally
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

Sony's new flagship smartphone makes all the right noises, but does this Rs 55,990 smartphone deliver?

Buying guide: S5 to Nexus 5, top Android phones that are a great deal after price drops
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

Right now is a good time to be in the market for a new phone because you can get some fantastic flagships for a discounted price

Xiaomi Mi Band one month review: Sure it’s cheap, but does it work for fitness?
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

If you can afford to burn 1,000 rupees, then think of the Xiaomi Mi Band as a beta or test device

What to buy: Asus Zenbook UX305 vs Apple MacBook Air
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

Asus Zenbook UX305 finally offers some competition to the MacBook Air.