Swapnil Mathur

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Swapnil Mathur indulges his passion for writing and technology by parading as a technology journalist by day, but also indulges his love for music by moonlighting as a photographer. He can often be found in long forgotten corners of the mountains shooting timelapse videos or writing about how the latest in technology is causing a paradigm shift in the social dynamic

Nikon D850 to go on sale on September 7: Here’s our first impression
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

Nikon launched their newest full-frame flagship DSLR, the Nikon D850 at an event in New Delhi. The camera comes at a time when Nikon is celebrating not just 10 years of its presence in India, but also its 100th birthday. Keeping that in mind, the company made extra efforts to make the Nikon D850 special. […]

What is the allure of the Blue Whale Challenge for children?
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

The Blue Whale challenge which has claimed the lives of a number of children worldwide, is a game that preys upon young impressionable minds and eventually leads to their death.

Xiaomi to open largest Mi Home store in Gurgaon, reveals big plans for offline expansion
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Xiaomi, the second largest smartphone brand in India this quarter, is looking seriously at online and will launch its fourth and largest Mi Home store in Gurgaon on August 19. Xiaomi India managing director Manu Jain said the store, the first outside Bengaluru, will open at Ambience Mall.

Canon EOS 6D MarkII and Canon EOS 200D first impressions
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Canon just got done launching the EOS 6D MarkII and the 200D in India and while the launch event and the press release have a lot to say, Canon India invited us to their headquarters in Gurugram to get a closer, more in-depth look and understanding of what the two cameras have to offer the Indian consumer.

Sony Bravia OLED A1 first impressions: This is a sight to behold
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Sony India has announced the arrival of their flagship OLED series, the A1, in India from August 4.  Sony Bravia OLED A1 comes in two sizes, 55 inches and 65 inches. At the launch event, we got to spent some time with Sony's latest 4K TV. Here are our first impressions. 

Sony’s 2017 audio range review: SRS-XB Bluetooth Docks, MDR-XB510AS headphones and more
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Sony has launched its complete range of Bluetooth speakers, headphones and earphones in India this summer. Here's our review of the Sony SRS- XB40, Sony SRS- XB30, Sony SRS- XB20 Bluetooth docks, as well as the Sony MDR-XB510AS sports headphones.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 review: More resolution than your screen can handle
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 review: This isn't just about the 6K video. It improves its predecessor’s capabilities for recording 4K video, brings a number of enhancements for focusing, and also clubs a bunch of modes that photographers might love overall.

India vs Pakistan: Off the field, a match of friendship and love
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

India played Pakistan in their opening game of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and emerged as victorious by 124 runs (D/L) as they bowled out Pakistan for 184 after setting a target of 324 runs which was later revised to 289 from 41 due to rain.

Moto G5 Plus Review: Very competent user experience
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

There’s a lot of things the Motorola G5 Plus gets right and then there are some that it doesn’t. Here is our full review.

Sony Walkman NW-A35 review: For those who love quality music
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

The Sony NW-A35 Walkman is latest addition to Sony's small portfolio of dedicated, high-resolution audio players.

Five reasons why ISRO is a force to be reckoned with
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

In celebration of Wednesday’s achievement, here is a list of ISRO’s achievements that make it stand apart from everyone else.

Amazon witness: Why privacy debate Echoes in Internet of Things
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Amazon Echo is an Internet-connected speaker that functions just like the digital assistant on your phone.

HTC Desire 10 Pro review: Looks good, ticks most of the boxes
Sat, May 13, 2017

HTC Desire 10 Pro is a dual-sim smartphone with an excellent camera, and premium flagship build quality.

Watch Dogs 2 game review: A sequel done right
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Watch Dogs 2 brings the right mix of action, stealth, and puzzle gameplay and is a stellar sequel to the first game

Service Tax revision to make digital content expensive: Here’s how it will impact you
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Finance Ministry's new Service Tax rule to add 15 per cent service charge on foreign digital services

Meizu m3s review: Another option for the budget buyer
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Meizu m3s takes on the Xiaomi Redmi 3s given the pricing, but does it deliver? Here's our review.

Asus Zenbook 3 UX390 Review: Sleek and powerful, but the price tag is high
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Asus Zenbook 3 has several good things going for it. The minute it comes out of the box, it feels very premium with its full metal build.

Google suggests standardised charging, wants to make it safer
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Google's Guidebook has been updated for Android Nougat and Google is pushing for a standardized implementation of the USB-C port

Delhi pollution: Choosing the right mask; fit, filter and cost
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

The right mask must have the right filter type, right filter rating and right fit.

‘Indians are finally realising there is no ‘one-shoe-fits-all’ option’
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

At an event organised to introduce the new Adidas AlphaBounce in the Capital, Adidas India's BU Head Sunil Gupta spoke about the India market, the runners' psyche and finding the right type of shoe.