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.

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.

At Apple’s WWDC event, a peek into the future of iOS, Macs and other devices
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

Apple WWDC 2017's highlight clearly was how iOS 11 will make machine learning integral, while making augmented reality more accessible. Apple's version of machine learning is woven into what its users would do on a daily basis across the operating system.

Apple WWDC 2017: iOS 11 to new iPad Pro, here are your questions answered
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) has just come to a close with the company announcing iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, along with a lot of hardware products as well. We attempt to answer all your questions about WWDC 2017 and its top announcements

Apple iOS 11: Here are the five things that you should be excited about
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Apple WWDC 2017: From machine learning to driver mode, here are the best features in the new iOS 11 operating system that you should know about

WWDC 2017 keynote: Apple showcases many new things, but Cupertino’s focus is clear
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Apple WWDC 2017 clearly shows the roadmap on machine learning and augmented reality becoming an integral part of the iOS 11 experience in the coming days

Apple WWDC 2017 keynote highlights: iOS 11 with ARKit, smarter Siri, HomePod and new iMacs
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Apple WWDC 2017 keynote live stream has started with Apple CEO Tim Cook making an appearance on stage. Apple' made key announcements on iOS 11, macOS, tvOS, watchOS and hardware as well including new iMacs, MacBook Pro, and a Siri-speaker called HomePod

Apple WWDC 2017: So what will Apple CEO Tim Cook reveal on stage?
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

Apple WWDC 2017 is returning to San Jose and while all eyes are on what all updates will be announced for iOS, macOS and other software from the tech giant, there is already speculation about a new set of MacBooks, iPads and maybe even a Siri speaker

Canon EOS 800D review: Smart camera that does not forget its core functions
Mon, May 22, 2017

Canon EOS 800D ushers in the Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie digital image stabilisation, maybe for the first time in this price range.

Nubia m2 Lite review: Stylish, but will struggle against competition
Fri, May 19, 2017

Nubia m2 Lite is a stylish looking budget phone, aimed at the segment seeing the maximum volume traction

Google’s Android Go is chasing the next billion, but will it win this time?
Thu, May 18, 2017

Google's Android Go, in contrast to Android One, will be more of a software solution than a hardware one.

Google I/O 2017: Machine learning might have finally learnt enough
Wed, May 17, 2017

Google's machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies are now good enough to help pathologists with diagnosis of diseases

Nokia 3310 and the art of selling something well past its sell-by date
Wed, May 17, 2017

Nokia 3310 is a white elephant in 2017, one that only those who are really saintly, or practice digital abstinence, can ride.

Dell Inspiron 7000 review: Light, but powerful for gaming
Wed, May 17, 2017

Dell Inspiron 7000 is one of the thinnest gaming laptops you will find, it might be among the lightest too

WannaCry attack: Is India ready for the perils of a hyper digital world?
Mon, May 15, 2017

WannaCry: While computers in India have also been affected, there is a lot more to ponder for us as a nation, especially a nation that aspires for a Digital India.

WannaCry ransomware: Everything to know about the global cyberattack
Tue, May 16, 2017

WannaCry, a crypto-ransomware that is also called WannaCrypt, affected at least 45,000 computers in the world

Epson EW-TW8300 review: For those who are setting up a home theatre
Sun, May 14, 2017

Epson EW-TW8300 is among the best you can buy for the price and offers all the features you will need to enjoy your big screen experience.

WannaCry: Here’s all you need to know about the biggest ransomware attack
Sun, May 14, 2017

What is WannaCry and how can it be stopped? Everything you need to know about the biggest ransomware attack.

HP Omen 17 review: Great for gaming, but expensive
Fri, May 12, 2017

Though a late entrant in the segment, HP Omen 17 might just be able to give the older players competition. Here is our full review.

B&O Beoplay H9 review: Bliss for your ears
Thu, May 11, 2017

B&O Beoplay H9 is a on-ear wireless Bluetooth headset for those who really care about what they listen to.

Micromax Canvas 2 (2017) with Android Nougat launched in India: Key specs and price
Fri, May 12, 2017

Micromax has launched Canvas 2 (2017), in a relaunching the series that build the company's reputation in the smartphone segment.

LG G6 review: Good phone, but not the best
Wed, May 10, 2017

LG G6 stands out for two features, the dual rear camera and the compact form factor

WhatsApp: India top country with 50 million video calling minutes daily
Tue, May 09, 2017

WhatsApp video calling is most popular in India, with the country leading in global usage for this feature

SanDisk iXpand Mini Flash Drive review: Extra storage for iOS devices
Mon, May 08, 2017

SanDisk iXpand Mini Flash Drive, has gone for a refresh, and is a good option to boost storage for iOS users

Sony MDR-XB950B1 review: Good music, bass extra
Sun, May 07, 2017

The audio quality of the MDR-XB950B1 is good with or without the extra bass.

Audio-Technica SonicFuel ATH-AX1iS review: Weak design, but good sound
Fri, May 05, 2017

The Audio-Technica SonicFuel ATH-AX1iS are simple on-ear headphones which work well for most types of music

Avaz: An app that gives voice to autistic children, but with scope for a breakthrough in language
Fri, May 05, 2017

While Avaz is the primary app for autistic children, priced at Rs 7,900 on the app store, the company has launched an add-on Rs 800 app called FreeSpeech

Facebook begins commercial rollout of Express Wi-Fi in India
Fri, May 05, 2017

Facebook Express Wi-Fi will begin rolling out in India, and the company has picked Airtel as its partner