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

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, Mar 15, 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.

Buying an air-purifier: HEPA filters are a must, as is the right size
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

All modern air-purifiers feature High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) filters.

Delhi air pollution: Top points to note when picking the right air purifier
Sun, Nov 06, 2016

Delhi smog and air pollution remains very high, and here's what to look for in an Air Purifier before buying.

The day after diwali: An asthmatic’s side of the story, breath by painful breath
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Come Diwali and alongside the pollution, there’s panic in the air.

Windows 10 Creators Update: Microsoft is giving you tools to create the future
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Microsoft Surface Book i7 and the Surface Studio are clearly devices that digital artists and multimedia professionals would love to own

Apple iPhone 7 Plus finally gets a Portrait mode, and thank God it’s in beta
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Apple iPhone 7 Plus finally has the Portrait mode for the general public and here's what we think of it.

BioShock The Collection: The Classics get a Modern Makeover
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

BioShock's remaster series features all three games in a neat 2-disc package for Rs 2,499

Moto Z Hasselblad True Zoom Mod review: No, not for everyone
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

The Hasselblad True Zoom mod will retail for Rs 19 999 when it launches on October 17. Here's our review.

Gears of War 4 review: Keeping up the family tradition
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Gears of War 4 continues a legacy and builds on the previous games in subtle, but significant ways.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Review: Ticks all the boxes, still fails to awe
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is their new mu for over a period of 10 days and here is our experience with the phone

WWE 2K17 Preview: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

2K is one of the few companies that is still releasing most of its gaming portfolio on all generations of consoles.

Moto Z India launched today: The Future of Mobile is Here and it is Modular
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Motorola is trying to find its lost glory from the Moto Razr days with a new modular lineup, the Z series smartphones

Five things to know before buying the Moto Z or Moto Z Play
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

Motorola has gone ahead and announced something that is truly innovative and breaks away from the “incremental-update” pattern.

Google machine learning is smart, but not intelligent (yet)
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

Google's Senior Vice-President of Search John Giannandrea explains to us why true Artificial intelligence is still far away.

Airtel offers free data for Rs 1495, needs the money to buy a dictionary
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Airtel's new 4G plan for prepaid customers is Rs 1495, and definitely not 'free' like the company has mentioned

Google Allo: The turning point in the decline of human interaction?
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Google’s new Allo app has implications that go much farther than just convenience of search and respond.

Forza Horizon 3 Review: The big gets bigger
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

At the core of the Forza Horizon experience is the car you drive and for the first time, we’re seeing a whole new level of detail.

Apple iPhone 7 has the best LCD display ever, says DisplayMate
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Apple iPhone 7's LCD display is near perfect, says DisplayMate who have put the phone’s screen through their tests.

Reliance Jio 4G SIM: Two weeks on, the lines continue to grow
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Ten days since the Reliance Jio SIMs have been made available for purchase for all, but the waiting line continues.