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Friday, February 28, 2020

Shruti Dhapola


Assistant Editor at and looks after the Indian Express Technology section. Covering smartphones, web culture and technology policy.

Satya Nadella to students: ‘Coding is liberating… can inspire in liberal arts and sciences’
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

“I always think of coding in literature, I think of coding like poetry, it is just a compact expression. Coding can inspire you, in both liberal arts as well as in sciences to really make a difference,” Satya Nadella told the students in Delhi

Huawei pushes its own AppGallery; Google warns against sideloading apps to Huawei phones
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Huawei is highlighting its own AppGallery as an alternative mobile apps ecosystem, even as the company faces uncertainty over its use of Android and Google Play Services.

Xiaomi blog: Mi MIX Alpha is coming to India or is it?
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

In this week's Xiaomi blog, we take a look at the Mi MIX Alpha and how it will be showcased in India soon. And we also ask, where's that Mi phone with the 108MP camera?

Explained: How Twitter plans to flag lies and fake videos
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Over the years, Twitter has often been called out by misinformation spread by its users, some of whom are politicians and public figures with a wide audience. Earlier this month, Twitter announced plans for dealing with deep fakes, or manipulated video.

Oppo blog: Oppo Find X2 coming on March 6? And what about that watch?
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

The Oppo blog: When is the Oppo Find X2 arriving? What will the rear camera be like? What about that Oppo Watch and its design? We discuss in this week's blog.

Explained: How Twitter is getting ready to tackle misinformation
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

As the screenshots note, it will at the very least tag a tweet that has misinformation or some form of lies and warn users. The red and orange labels will be hard to ignore on the platform.

Netflix testing out access at Rs 5 only for the first month in India
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

The new promotion offer will apply to any plan that the customer decides to opt for when signing up on Netflix. This could be the basic mobile plan of Rs 199 or the most expensive plan of Rs 799 per month.

‘Chatbots needs to understand intent… only then are you solving the right problem’
Wed, Feb 19, 2020

From an interview with PV Kannan, co-founder of [24], who believes understanding ‘intent’ is what is crucial to determining success for a virtual agent deployed by a business to solve customer-related problems.

Google ‘Station’ free WiFi at railway stations to shut down: What happens next?
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Google's 'Station' wifi program, which provides free internet at nearly 400 plus railway stations in India will wind up in 2020. So what happens next, and why was the program shut down, despite being hailed a success?

Oppo blog: Coronavirus delays Find X2 launch, Reno 3 Pro headed to India
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

In part III of the Oppo blog, we look at how coronavirus has played spoilsport with the Find X2 launch, and also how Oppo beat OnePlus in India.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite review: OnePlus might have to worry about this
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite review: The new S10 Lite comes with a more 'affordable' price and players

GitHub sets up India entity as it seeks to grow base further
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

GitHub, the world’s largest open source developer community platform, is setting up a dedicated entity in India.

Facebook was the most imitated brand for phishing attempts: Check Point
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Facebook was the most imitated brand when it came to phishing attempts in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to a new report by Check Point Research

Xiaomi blog: More than just a smartphone brand, RedmiBook is coming?
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Xiaomi Blog: This is our brand-specific blog to curate the big and small news updates around Xiaomi and this week we look at the Redmi teasers and what new product might launch tomorrow

Apple’s iPhone XR dominates ultra-premium segment in India; here’s how
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

The year-old Apple iPhone XR remained the best-seller when it came to the ultra-premium segment (Rs 45,000 and above) in the Indian market, according to numbers from research firms, ahead of both Samsung and OnePlus.

Oppo blog | When numbers give you confidence to take on even Google
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Oppo Blog: Our brand-specific blog to curate the big and small news updates around a certain name in the smartphone space, so that you do not have to go about fishing for the stories.

As Google Maps turns 15, it gets a new icon and refreshed design
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

Google Maps during 2020 will try to answer more in-depth queries from users, and the new design will focus on this.

The Xiaomi blog: Still on top in India but is growth slowing down?
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

Xiaomi Blog: Our brand-specific blog to curate the big and small news updates around a certain name in the smartphone space, so that you do not have to go about fishing for the stories.

Flipkart MarQ Turbostream Media Streaming Device review
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

The Flipkart MarQ product does all the required tasks well, but is it the streaming stick you should purchase? Find out.

Tangi video app from Google’s Area 120: Can this be a TikTok challenger?
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Tangi comes from Google's Area 120 team, which is their lab for experimental projects. Its an app for creating and sharing short videos, and here's what we thought of it in the first use.