Author Archives: Bharat Bhushan


WhatsApp changes terms of service: Things to know and better alternatives

WhatsApp changes terms of service: Things to know and better alternatives

Popular messaging platform WhatsApp owned by Facebook with a userbase of more than 2 billion, in a surprise move, has updated its privacy policy. Users are receiving this notice via a pop-up alert in the app, narrowing down on the new set of policies that are in place. This has stirred a huge debate about Facebook’s promise of privacy and keeping the user interest at stake.

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Notable trends coming out of CES 2021

Notable trends coming out of CES 2021

CES this year is switching out of its prominent home in Las Vegas right into your living room. It is unimaginable that the remote experience will make up – to even a certain degree – for the excitement of going hands-on with devices in a face-to-face event. But one thing is for sure: this will be a great opportunity for tech enthusiasts who have always wanted to visit the Las Vegas Convention Center but couldn’t. They can now sit back and watch the world’s most influential tech event, as it happens.

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Galaxy S21 series: 7 things that make it better than previously thought

Galaxy S21 series: 7 things that make it better than previously thought

Early 2021 is going to see some really exciting devices, including a set of smartphones from Samsung. This is going to be the long-anticipated Galaxy S21 series that many tech enthusiasts presume is not going to see a dynamic upgrade expected from the Samsung flagship. A major reason for this would be the Korean tech giant’s plan to present the next line of foldable phones as its new, improved, and dependable flagship. That said, the S21 series subjected to launch with three models is worth waiting for, if you’re planning to spend on a smartphone anytime soon.

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Coolest gadgets to watch out for in early 2021

Coolest gadgets to watch out for in early 2021

2020 saw some eye-popping technologies and gadgets loaded with the next-gen features. Like all times, there is something new on the horizon as we bid goodbye to this eventful year - 2021 brings a refreshing hope for the tech community. So what gadgets should you be eyeing in the early part of next year to stay abreast with the dynamic times? Here are the five best choices.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: What we know so far

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: What we know so far

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 launched in September this year and brought loads of improvements from its predecessor. It is still pretty fresh a device but the smartphone arena is so dynamic that already we have rumors about the successor - Galaxy Z Fold 3 making rounds.

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Samsung’s foldable phone plan for 2021 seems overly promising

Samsung’s foldable phone plan for 2021 seems overly promising

South Korean tech giant is an undisputed market leader in foldable phones. It has a decent portfolio that is keeping the concept of foldable phones alive and kicking. These smartphones have come of age since being a niche product a year back when the Galaxy Fold – the first foldable phone from Samsung made debut. And now 2021 seems to be the year of foldable phones, with Samsung proposing to grow its portfolio considerably while making it more accessible to everyone.

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Hyundai acquires Boston Dynamics for $1.1billion – The motive explained

Hyundai acquires Boston Dynamics for $1.1billion – The motive explained

Kicking off as a Massachusetts Institute of Technology spinoff way back in 1992, Boston Dynamics founded by Marc Raibert, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, has come a long way ever since. Google bought the company in 2013 as a part of its X research and development wing. Then later sold it to Softbank in 2017 for an undisclosed amount.

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Smartwatches to buy in 2020: Fantastic new ones to add to your collection

Smartwatches to buy in 2020: Fantastic new ones to add to your collection

We have come a long way from completely banishing the concept of smartwatches to accepting them humbly as a secondary device for quick access to apps, notifications, fitness metrics, and health reminders. Some still debate the value of a smartwatch, but a few lifesaving stories have pretty much set these devices into the health-centric league - a trend set in motion by Apple and now followed by every other manufacturer most unfailingly.

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Could Royole FlexPai 2 be a foldable phone worth your cash

Could Royole FlexPai 2 be a foldable phone worth your cash

Samsung is arguably leading the way with its foldable smartphones globally. In China it’s a different story – a different name. Huawei? No, it’s Royole we are referring to. Royole hit the center stage with the launch of FlexPai – the first commercial foldable smartphone launched months before Samsung’s maiden attempt went official. It wouldn’t be fair to say FlexPai was a success, just like Samsung’s fiasco device – the Galaxy Fold, it had endless complaints too. Samsung however sprung back well with the Galaxy Z Fold2 and Royole intends to do so with the FlexPai 2.

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Snapdragon 888 powered phones to watch out for in 2021

Snapdragon 888 powered phones to watch out for in 2021

At the virtual Snapdragon Tech Summit 2020 came the expected announcement of Qualcomm’s best chipset that’ll set the benchmark for phones in 2021. The Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform is loaded with immense firepower and an AI brain that lets it do more than just data processing. Along with the remarkable CPU and GPU performance, the 5nm architecture-based chipset opens up new avenues and hardware advancements for phone manufacturer’s to leverage.

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Upcoming phones geared to rattle the entry-level market

Upcoming phones geared to rattle the entry-level market

Smartphones have become an integral part of our life – no doubt they sell like hotcakes and virtually every other week a new phone is released in the market. While smartphones can be crazy pricey on one end of the spectrum, the options for entry-level buyers are also quite broad. The segment is important for all major manufacturers and the prospects of gaining the trust of buyers who want the bare basics from their device are quite high.

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2021 iPad Pro is worth the wait: Here’s why

2021 iPad Pro is worth the wait: Here’s why

Apple iPad turf is overly saturated. If you are in the market for an iPad this holiday season, there are a few options you can instantly close on. For a certain set of users, there is the A12Z Bionic chip-powered 2020 iPad Pro. Then is the recently introduced iPad Air that dishes out ruthless performance and is high on substance. For the budgeted buyer, the fifth-generation iPad Mini is a suggested option. To add to choices, Apple is already working on the next edition of the iPad Pro with improved display, power, and 5G connectivity, and it is slated for an early 2021 release.

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