MIHIR PATKAR

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Mihir is a tech writer based in Mumbai.

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.

Asus Zenbook UX305 review: A worthy Ultrabook which is great for office work
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

The Zenbook ticks the right boxes. It looks and feels like a premium laptop

Buying Guide: Asus to Dell, the best Laptops between Rs 30,000-40,000
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

Buying a laptop is a headache. There's a whole lot of jargon to get through. So here's our list of top picks

OnePlus One, Asus Zenfone 2 and more: Best phones to buy under Rs 20,000
Sun, May 31, 2015

Here are nine smartphones you may want to look at if you're choosing a phone priced under Rs 20,000

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Express Review: Is the curved edge really useful?
Thu, May 07, 2015

We look at whether the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge the curved edge serves any purpose. The results are, well, not surprising.

iPhone 6 to Samsung Galaxy S6: Why smartphones above Rs 50,000 are worth it
Wed, May 06, 2015

The question is how much you use your smartphone. And if it is a lost, then a Rs 50,000 is definitely worth it.

Motorola Moto E (2nd gen) vs Lenovo A6000 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

The Lenovo A6000 falls behind in this race.

Asus Fonepad 8 Express Review: A good budget tablet
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

At Rs 13,999, there are few tablets that do a better job than the Asus FonePad 8.

Buyer’s guide: Huawei Honor 4X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G vs Yu Yureka
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Check out the comparison of the Honor 4X, Redmi Note and Yureka Yu smartphones.

Huawei Honor 4X Express Review: Not a bad package at all
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

The Huawei Honor 4X is a good package at Rs 10,499.

Buyer’s Guide: Netbook, Chromebook or Tablet?
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Got a budget of Rs 15,000? Here is what you should buy.

Asus EEEBook X205 Express Review: Cheapest complete Windows netbook
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Asus EEEBook X205 can be a second computer for students and professionals.

Lenovo A6000 Express Review: Fails to live up to its promise
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Lenovo A6000 is promising on paper but the actual performance is not impressive.

Asus G551 JK ROG gaming laptop Express Review: The 3 big problems
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

The Asus G551JK is a desktop replacement. It’s a good laptop under certain circumstances.

Buyer’s guide: Gaming laptop vs Gaming PC vs Gaming Console
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Here’s a quick guide to match your usage to the right device for you.

Seven great Google Chromecast apps For Indian users
Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Here are the best Chromecast-ready apps you should download on your phone.

Google Chromecast Express Review: The big screen advantage
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Without an HDMI port, a USB-based power supply, and a Wi-Fi network, the Chromecast is useless, so make sure you have those elements.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Yu Yureka & Lenovo A6000: But do you need to buy a 4G phone?
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

Whether you should buy a 4G phone or not is confusing. This flowchart will help you decide what to buy.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Express Review: Good phone, but the large size might be a bit too much
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is a good choice if you’re looking for a phablet with good battery life.