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.

Docoss X1 at Rs 888, Freedom 251: Why these ‘cheap’ smartphones raise doubts
Sun, May 01, 2016

Docoss X1 and Freedom 251 by Ringing Bells are two really cheap smartphones. But the pricing raises a lot of questions and here's why.

Reliance Lyf is fifth largest smartphone brand in India: Counterpoint data
Sun, May 01, 2016

Samsung was again on top in both smartphones and overall handsets powered by the good performance of its flagship Galaxy S7/S7 Edge and popular J series.

Angry Birds Action: Rovio launches new game inspired by the movie
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Angry Birds Action! will bring in some augmented reality elements, a first in the gaming and movie segment

Amkette EvoTV 2 first impressions: The box that turns your old TV smart
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Amkette EvoTV 2 seems like a good option for those who are hooked to streaming content from the web

LG Curved 4K OLED TV 65-inch #ExpressReview: Luxury now has curves
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

At 65 inches, LG Curved 4K OLED TV is one of the overgrown giants -- but remember there are larger options too. Here is our review.

Sirin Labs’ fully-secure Solarin smartphone will cost upwards of $10,000
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

When Sirin Labs launches its secure smartphone this May, it will be priced in the region of $10,000 to $15,000 and will have one focus: security.

Free Wi-Fi on trains and buses; this is how PressPlay TV makes it work
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

With free Wi-Fi content, PressPlayTV says its goal is to bring the airline experience of in-flight entertainment to other modes of transport using smartphone

Symantec report: Cybercriminals love Indian enterprises, social media adding fuel to fire
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

The most worrisome trend was the doubling in the number of zero-day attacks from 24 in 2014 to 54 in 2015

Micromax Canvas Spark 3 #ExpressReview: Ticks all the right boxes in under Rs 5,000
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

The Micromax Canvas Spark 3 hopes to woo the entry-level smartphone user with a good design and decent specs. Here is our review of the smartphone.

Fear not, Nextbit Robin won’t burn up your mobile data
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Nextbit Robin is expected to hit India as early as next week. The phone will try and solve on the biggest pain points of mobile consumers, that of space.

Creo Mark 1 #ExpressReview: A gutsy attempt at a different Android experience
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Creo Mark 1 is now available on sale on Flipkart. We reviewed the smartphone and thought that this is one gutsy device. Here's why.

Fitbit Blaze #ExpressReview: A fitness watch, if you want one
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Fitbit Blaze is being sold as a fitness watch, a clear indication that it will do more. Buy this if you need the coaching that comes in FitStar and want a watch-like Fitness band.

Facebook Bots for Messenger: Here’s everything you need to know
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Facebook announced bots for its Messenger app at the F8 conference. Here's how these chatbots work and everything that they can do.

Sony Bravia W950D #ExpressReview: Smart, out of the box
Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Sony Bravia W950D 2016 version costs just around Rs 83,000 and comes with almost everything you could ask for in a television these days. And yes it is smart too.

Datawind Ubislate 3G7Z #ExpressReview: Only for those on a budget
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

We decided to try out the new Datawind Ubislate 3G7Z, a 7-inch 3G tablet with dual-SIM capabilities. Here is what we thought.

CREO Mark 1 with 5.5-inch QHD screen, Fuel OS launched at Rs 19,999
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

CREO, a Bangalore-based consumer technology company has launched its first smartphone called Mark 1 with 5.5-inch QHD display.

Nativ Vita: A music system for our times
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Nativ wants to change that with a touchscreen based centralised hi-fi music system, the Nativ Vita.

Apple iPad Pro: 5 reasons why it is the best tablet, but not for everyone
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

The Apple iPad Pro now has a smaller 9.7-inch version. And it is the best tablet so far. Here are five reasons why.

Whatsapp is not breaking Indian laws with 256-bit encryption, for now
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

India does not have any regulation in place for OTT messaging apps like Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger and certainly nothing on the encryption they can use.

Apple iPhone SE, iPad Pro and new Watch in India: Here’s our buying guide
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Apple iPhone SE, iPad Pro 9.7-inch and Apple Watch. Read buying guide for the new Apple devices before you put your money on the shop table.

Whatsapp: Encryption has never been available to so many people before
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Before you think what is the big deal, just understand the fact that a billion people now have access to encrypted messaging thanks to Whatsapp.

Bangalore leading location for experience design in APAC: Adobe
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Adobe is seeing an explosion in experience design out of India, particularly Bangalore.

Vivaldi: From founder of Opera comes a browser for the desktop power user
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner talks to about the the new browser and how it tries to be different.

Micromax now wants to become biggest services company in India
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma says the company wants to become the biggest services company in India in the next couple of years.

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch review blog: The near perfect tablet, here’s why
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

Apple announced the new iPad Pro 9.7-inch last month and we take a look if this new device is worth the upgrade. Read our daily review here.

Apple iPhone SE review: Small but not weak
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

Apple iPhone SE launches in India on April 8 at a price of Rs 39,000. Here's our review for this 4-inch iPhone.

OnePlus 3 will be a winner and set new standards: India GM
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

OnePlus has confirmed that it will launch its next flagship, OnePlus 3 this quarter

Smartron launches brand with 2-in-1 notebook, smartphone
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

Smartron, the new made in India brand with global ambitions, has announced its first set of products, initiating what it calls a “breakthrough with the Internet of Trons”.

Viacom18’s VOOT will try to woo India with original content
Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Viacom18 has launched VOOT, an ad-funded video on demand platform for web and mobile.

Mi 5: Why we want to know the price, and what it will say about Xiaomi
Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Xiaomi Mi 5 is launching in India tomorrow and the one thing people want to know is the price of this new Xiaomi flagship.

Here’s how Apple certified pre-owned iPhones are different from refurbished devices
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Apple certified pre-owned phones have new IMEI numbers, not refurbished phones which are essentially repaired second hand phones.

Apple iOS 9.3 quick review: Yes, Night Shift can help you sleep better
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Apple iOS 9.3 update brings the Night Shift mode makes the screen warm, with whites becoming more yellow than blue helping users sleep better.

Ringing Bells Freedom 251: Here’s why customers might not sue the company
Mon, Mar 28, 2016

It is unlikely that that the buyers of the Ringing Bells Freedom 251 will sue the company. Here's a look at why the company might not face any legal battle.

iPhone SE will fill a void, says top Apple distributor
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

The jury is still out on whether Apple iPhone SE has the price to make it sell in India, but Apple dealers here feel the phone will help fill a void.

From Arvind Kejriwal to Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi spends Holi making Twitter friends
Fri, Mar 25, 2016

On March 24, as most of India celebrated Holi, @narendramodi started following political leaders like Arvind Kejriwal, Capt Amarinder Singh and Sharad Yadav.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review: Android Perfection
Fri, Mar 25, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is almost closer to perfection but its edge screen and fingerprint scanner fail to impress