Nandagopal Rajan


Nandagopal Rajan is Editor New Media. He writes on technology, gadgets and everything related. He has worked with the India Today Group and Hindustan Times and is an alumnus of Calicut University and Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal.

Kodak Ektra review: Great design and concept, but the photos need to be better
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Kodak Ektra is in fact more a camera than a smartphone, at least it looks so. But is this an idea whose time has come? Well, I used the Kodak Ektra for well over a week and here's our full review.

Interactive: Still harbouring doubts about global warming? See what a change in temperature does to Indian cities
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Climate change: With a four degree rise in temperature, or even two, what will be the impact along India's coast? Here's a detailed comparison.

Elari NanoPhone C review: This is the world’s smallest phone, let’s leave it at that
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Elari NanoPhone C is a feature phone in the purest form, but thinner, lighter and slimmer than any you have used before. In fact, the phone is smaller than the new Apple TV remote and weighs just about 30 grams. The display is really small, but has four colour options.

1More Piston Fit E1009 review: Good value for money
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

1More is among the companies that have started focusing on the growing Indian personal audio market. The 1More Piston Fit earphone is clearly aimed at mass popularity given that it is priced reasonably at Rs 999 and has a very good design. Here's our review of the 1More Piston Fit E1009.

Asus Zenfone AR review: There is more here beyond AR and VR
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Asus Zenfone AR is a smartphone that has been optimised for both Google Tango’s AR and Google Daydream’s VR. And it is the first device to be able to do that. Here is our full review of the Asus Zenfone AR smartphone.

Reliance JioPhone registrations for businesses: So what can it offer them?
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Reliance JioPhone, the much-anticipated 4G VoLTE feature phone from Reliance Jio, is offering special registrations for businesses. But what is not clear is how and why a business would use a feature phone, even if it's a smart one.

Moto Hubs launched to offer full Moto smartphones portfolio, experience offline
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

Moto, which returned to India as an online only brand, has announced its first premium offline venture with six Moto Hubs across Delhi-NCR and Mumbai. The six experience and sale zones inaugurated on Thursday give customers access to all the products from the brand.

BlackBerry KEYone smartphone comes with a global price tag, made in India stamp
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

Hardip Singh, executive director of Optiemus, told that the phone will be manufactured by his company in India. “That is what lets us bring the phone here at global prices, which has never happened before,” he said.

BlackBerry KEYone review: BlackBerry is back, but does anyone want a keyboard?
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

BlackBerry KEYone review: BlackBerry is still at it and there is a new phone out there, attempting to regain lost glory. Presenting the BlackBerry KEYone. For those who loved a BlackBerry once and would love to go back to one, the KEYone offers a great option.

BlackBerry KEYone priced at Rs 39,990, to be made in India
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Available exclusively on Amazon from August 8, the BlackBerry KEYone smartphone will be priced at Rs 39,990 and marketed and manufactured by Optiemus Infracom Limited

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 inch review: Can this replace the laptop?
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch review: iPad Pro 10.5-inch is a new size for the series. Apple might well phase out the smaller 9.7-inch version as this new size gains ground. The new size offers more real estate, especially since it has a thinner bezel than the earlier version.

Sony Bravia KD-65X9300E review: Sharpest, darkest and deepest
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

Sony has been holding fort with its commitment to its own genre of colour and design. The latest from the Japanese major is the X9300E series of 4K televisions. Sony Bravia KD-65X9300E is among the best 4K televisions you can buy at the moment. We spent some time with the new KD-65X9300E.

Reliance Jio disrupts market: JioPhone, unlimited calls and 4G data at Rs 153 a month
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

News of the launch pushed share prices of RIL’s rivals down on the stock exchange. Bharti Airtel shares fell by 2.05 per cent Rs 153 a month and Idea Cellular by 3.11 per cent while RIL shares soared 3.76 per cent during the day.

How the JioPhone could end up choking 2G networks and other feature phone vendors
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

The much-awaited 4G VoLTE feature phone from Reliance Jio is here. However, RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani chose to dub JioPhone ‘India ka Smartphone’ because it comes with features like 4G data, a TV cable link and apps that are usually unheard of in feature phones.

Reliance JioPhone has just laid the bait for a mass exodus of feature phone users
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

Reliance Jio's Jio Phone, July 21 will go down as one of most important days in the history of telecom in India and the world. Never before has a product or service come that could empower such a large number number of people in the country.

Reliance JioPhone is India ka Smartphone at Rs 0 cost: Offers unlimited data, free calls at just Rs 153 a month
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Reliance Jio JioPhone: Mukesh Ambani used the company's AGM to announce that Reliance Jio now has over 125 million users, and had undertaken the largest migration of free to paid to customers with over 100 million paid customers

Microsoft has officially killed Windows Phone, no more support for OS
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

The Windows Phone operating system was supposed to be Microsoft's counter to the growing popularity of Apple's iOS and Google's Android. While the tile-based design was radically different, the operating system never really became that popular.

Nokia 5 will be available in India by August 15: HMD Global
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

HMD Global announced the availability of Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6 smartphones in India this June. While Nokia 3 went on sale June 16, the company had just announced pre-bookings for the Nokia 5 starting July 7 and Nokia 6 from July 14.

Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch) first impressions: Can this replace the laptop?
Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch first impressions: The new Apple iPad Pro, the 10.5-inch version unveiled at WWDC last month, will start selling in India from today. Here's our first impression of the new iPad 10.5-inch, and we see whether it can outperform a laptop.

Reliance Jio database posted on; telco says data is safe, probe on
Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Reliance Jio data breached: found numbers from as late as last week are up on the site, However, it is not clear if all the 120 million odd numbers are available on the site, as some queries are throwing a blank.

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear wireless earphones review: Ideal for work and home
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear wireless earphones review: Sennheiser Momentum series is right up there when you look at the best audio names in the world. It stands for superior audio quality and luxurious design. The new Momentum In-Ear takes this legacy forward.

New Nokia phones to have Zeiss camera as HMD Global ropes in old partner
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

The new range of Nokia Android smartphones will once again sport the ZEISS branding with the latter tying up with HMD Global to set “new imaging standards” for the industry. HMD Global, which now manufactures Nokia phones, and ZEISS have put in place a long-term agreement.

HTC U11 review: The flagship with a squeezy edge
Mon, Jul 10, 2017

HTC U11 full review: HTC U11 is a stylish phone, also it is a flashy phone. This is a phone that feels so good you would want to squeeze it. From high-end gaming to simple multi-tasking and 4K video recording this is a phone that can do it all. It is a top-end flagship, with premium features and performance.

1More Single Driver In-ear headphone and Beyerdynamic Byron Wired earphones review: Different price points, different uses, great sound
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

The 1More 1M301 is a stylish, simple designed earphone. It has a streak of read all along that is hard to hide. Byron Wired earphones are really unremarkable when it comes to design. We review headphones from two new companies that could find some takers in India soon.

Petya ransomware attack: Why India needs to worry
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

In India, operation at one of the terminals of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust came to a standstill thanks to the attack. The affected terminal was being operated by AP Moller-Maersk, the shipping giant which is among the worst affected globally.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau full interview: Why he prefers the Apple approach, India plans and more
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

OnePlus has had a huge impact in the smartphone industry by offering flagship phones at mid-range price points. As it launched its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 5, in India, we spoke to CEO Pete Lau about the company’s plans for India and product vision.

OnePlus 5 benchmarks: We don’t know how to overclock, says CEO Pete Lau
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Agreeing that there has been a lot of controversy over benchmarking on the new OnePlus 5, OnePlus CEO and founder Pete Lau said the company has since the OnePlus 3 been concerned only with best performance, and not just benchmarking.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau says R&D centre in India is a possibility, can’t say when
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

OnePlus has thought of setting up an R&D centre in India but is not sure when, CEO Pete Lau told in an interaction a day after the launch of their new flagship the OnePlus 5 in India. “We have thought about it. But we don’t have a detailed plan and don’t want to increase the burden on the management at the moment,” Lau said.

Bose SoundLink Revolve review: Smart sound that fills the room
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Bose has been thinking out of the box when it comes to audio design and quality. This time Bose has done it again with the Bose Soundlink Revolve, an omni-directional speaker. As the name suggests, the speaker is able to project sound in 360 degrees. Here is our full review.

OnePlus 5 review: This Android flagship is near perfect
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

OnePlus 5 review: OnePlus 5 is arguably the best Android phone you can buy. There are better phones out there, but then this is way more affordable than a Google Pixel XL or a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, thus making it a far better proposition for the buyer.

OnePlus 5 ticks all boxes, offers the best bet for repeat customers
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

OnePlus 5 will be all that it was expected to be. The latest phone from OnePlus will give all you paid for, and much more. OnePlus 5 will set a benchmark for flagships when it comes to specifications, but will not cost as much as the other flagships in the market.

Noida company fights for global impact with Mahabharata-based games, looks at freemium sequel
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

ACY Entertainment is different from other gaming companies in India. Their game LoA - Legend of Abhimanyu, is arguably the only game with an Indian theme and gameplay offering console quality gaming on smartphones. The iOS-only action adventure game focuses on the death of Abhimanyu.

Boltt: Indian startup to offer fitness tracker, smart shoes with added layer of AI
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Boltt has three product offerings: a smart shoe with an embedded stride sensor, a fitness tracker for the wrist and, of course, the app which can also track your nutrition intake. With the shoe sensor, Boltt has collaborated with Garmin which has engineered the product.

Nokia gets pricing right with new smartphones, but is that enough to win?
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

HMD Global, which now has rights to use the Nokia branding, has just announced the launch of sales for its new sew series of Nokia phones. The Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are spread across the affordable price range between Rs 9,499 and Rs 14,999 where most of the volume in the Indian smartphone market lies

Datawind to offer 4G tablets for as low as Rs 2000: CEO Suneet Singh Tuli
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

Datawind has over the years been recognized as a brand that offers technology as the lowest possible prices, an important differentiator in the Indian market. Now, the company wants to do the same in the current 4G wave that has engulfed India.

At second WWDC, Indian-American teenager thrilled about his Hindi learning app
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

Ishaan Prasad might just be 17, but he is already talking about business development and motivating youth. After all, this Indian-American student is at his second Apple WWDC, having made more than two apps since the age of 13.