Shruti Dhapola


Looking at technology and web culture.

Acer ES11 Notebook review: PC at a budget pricing
Sun, May 28, 2017

Looking to buy a budget laptop? Check out our review of Acer ES11 Windows 10 laptop.

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro (2017) vs Apple iPad Pro: Specs, price, and features
Wed, May 24, 2017

Microsoft's new Surface Pro has been announced, and this is squarely aimed at Apple's iPad Pro

Google Android O beta is here: Here’s how to install on your Pixel, Nexus phone
Tue, May 23, 2017

Google's Android O beta is ready for installation on Pixel, Nexus smartphones, and here's how it works

Xiaomi Redmi 4 review: This budget phone is ahead of the competition
Tue, May 23, 2017

Xiaomi Redmi 4's price in India is Rs 6,999 for the 16GB version, and here's our review of the smartphone

Micromax Evok Note review: Decent budget option, but competition is ahead
Mon, May 22, 2017

Micromax Evok Note is a new smartphone from the brand, which is struggling against the Chinese onslaught

Xiaomi Redmi 4 sale today on Amazon: Comparison with Redmi 4A, Redmi Note 4
Tue, May 23, 2017

Xiaomi's Redmi 4 smartphone will go on sale tomorrow, and here's a comparison with Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4A

Google’s Android Go: What is it all about, when can you expect the phones
Fri, May 19, 2017

Google announced Android Go at its annual developer conference, and here's everything to know about the OS

Google I/O 2017: Android O, Android Go, Google Assistant on iOS, and more
Thu, May 18, 2017

Google I/O 2017's opening keynote saw a major focus on Google Assistant, machine learning, Android Go and more

Love WhatsApp? SC wants to know why
Wed, May 17, 2017

Digital services like Google, Facebook, are driven by ad-based models, and for these companies user data is doubly precious.

Nokia 3310 in stores today: But do you really need to buy this phone?
Thu, May 18, 2017

Nokia 3310 is launching in India from May 18, but should you really buy this feature phone?

Xiaomi Redmi 4 first impressions: The best budget smartphone?
Wed, May 17, 2017

Xiaomi Redmi 4 will start at a price of Rs 6,999 in India, going up to Rs 10,999 and here's our first impression

Xiaomi Redmi 4, Mi Router 3C launched in India: Key specs, price and features
Tue, May 16, 2017

Xiaomi Redmi 4 comes in three variants based on storage and is priced starting at Rs 6,999 for the base model.

Xiaomi’s first Mi Home Store comes to Bengaluru, plans 100 more in two years
Thu, May 11, 2017

Xiaomi’s Managing Director for India, Manu Kumar Jain, said the next set of Mi Homes will open Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai.

Nokia smartphones have premium build, go beyond specs, says HMD Global’s Juho Sarvikas
Tue, May 09, 2017

Nokia 6, 5, and 3 could launch in India by June, and the company is banking on their premium build to stand out

Nokia 6, 5, and 3 first impressions: Look good, but when is the launch?
Fri, May 12, 2017

Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 will come to India in the second quarter, and here's our first impression

Reliance Jio offers 100 per cent cashback on JioFi device: Here’s how it works
Tue, May 09, 2017

Reliance Jio is offering 100 per cent cashback for those who buy the JioFi device and exchange an old dongle

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) review: Premium design, great camera
Sat, May 06, 2017

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) offers a premium design and look, but at a mid-range price. Read our full review

Smartron first impressions: The ‘Sachin Tendulkar’ phone is here
Tue, May 09, 2017

Smartron and Sachin Tendulkar introduced the today, and here's our first impression of the device

Nokia 6, 5, 3, and Nokia 3310 India launch: Pricing will be the real issue
Tue, May 02, 2017

HMD Global's Nokia 6,5 3, and Nokia 3310 might launch soon, but the issue will be the pricing of the phones

Amazon Fire TV Stick review: A solid option for streaming on your TV
Mon, May 01, 2017

So what does the Amazon Fire TV Stick do and how does it fare in our review? Read on to know

J&K social media ban: Use of 132-year-old Act can’t stand judicial scrutiny, say experts
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Jammu and Kashmir's social media ban: Legal experts are not convinced this is a viable order

Vodafone is giving 27GB 4G data free for three months: Here’s how to claim
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Vodafone is offering 9GB of data per month for a total period of three months to customers with 4G phones

Google adds ‘Neural Machine Translation’ for Indian languages: Here’s what it means
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Google announced Neural Machine Translations for Indian languages, and here's what it will mean for users

Google Translate, Gboard app improve support for Indian languages
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Google has announced neural machine translation for nine Indian languages, and Gboard will now support 22 Indian schedule lanaguages

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ vs iPhone 7 series vs Google Pixel: Specs comparison
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ vs the Apple iPhone 7 series and the Google Pixel phones: Here's a comparison

How Facebook’s Building 8 is working on tech to let people type from their brains
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Facebook revealed more details about its Building 8, and what sort of futuristic projects it is developing

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro review: Works well, but hefty price tag
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is a giant phablet with a 6-inch display, and here's how it fared in our review.

Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Google Chromecast 2: Here’s the difference
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Google Chromecast 2: Here's the difference between the two streaming devices

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote launched in India: Price, features
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote has been launched in India at a price of Rs 3,999

Snapchat CEO row: Here’s the full context around that ‘Poor India’ remark
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Snapchat is busy fire-fighting thanks to a report which claims CEO Evan Spiegel said the app was not for poor countries like India

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel’s comment on ‘Poor India’: Did he even say this?
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Snapchat is in the news in India for all the wrong reasons. So what exactly is the latest controversy about?

Twitter Lite announced; company to partner with Vodafone in India
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

As a product Twitter Lite will be available globally, though it is launching first in India.

Samsung Galaxy S8’s Bixby voice-assistant: What’s really new here?
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ come with Bixby, the company's very own voice-assistant powered by Artificial intelligence

Facebook is now more like Snapchat with Stories, but is that good?
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Facebook's Stories have now been rolled, but will it have the same edge as the feature on Instagram?

Samsung Galaxy S8 Unpacked 2017 event: Timing, live stream, specs, and everything else
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will launch today at the Unpacked Event, and here are the details

Reliance Jio Prime membership: Here are your questions answered
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Reliance Jio Prime membership's deadline is approaching on March 31, and here are all your questions answered