Author Archives: Bharat Bhushan

Bharat is an associate writer responsible for weekend columns on SlashGear. Previously he writes for Bennett Coleman and Co (Times Group) publications. He earns a master of economics from the University of Delhi. Email

Apple AirPods Pro 2 launching soon: Everything you should know

Apple AirPods Pro 2 launching soon: Everything you should know

If you are finding it hard to resist the $549 AirPods Max, you might just want to hold your horses as the Apple AiPods Pro 2 is speculated for a launch much earlier than previously believed. The true wireless earbuds will be far cheaper than the outrageously priced AirPods Max (only if you are not a diehard headphones fan) and pretty much like the earbuds-style accessory.

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Apple VR headset – Ongoing developments and things to know

Apple VR headset – Ongoing developments and things to know

Apple has been chasing after augmented reality and virtual reality for almost a decade now, hoping to come up with a commercially feasible product that changes the way we interact with our devices and the world around us in more ways than one. The Cupertino giant planned to launch the combined VR/AR headset in 2020, but in late 2019 it was announced that the launch will be delayed to 2022 as the then developed prototype didn’t meet the quality standards at Apple – mainly due to its bulky size.

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iPhone 13 is going to be a different deal: Here’s why

iPhone 13 is going to be a different deal: Here’s why

It is probably very early to make a claim about the forthcoming iPhone – or a new lineup. But with rumors flowing in from every side of the globe, it’s fitting to touch upon certain aspects that’ll make the iPhone 13 a different deal. Presumably, and various sources confirm, the 2021 iPhones will not have a dramatic change in the layout to outrightly contrast the already revamped and exciting iPhone 12 line introduced in fall last year, but some notable changes in features are expected to make things interesting.

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Smart tech from CES to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Smart tech from CES to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Before the start of the all-virtual CES 2021, we detailed the notable trends to look out for at the mega consumer tech event. We had mentioned then that the event will be overly dominated by technology to fight the coronavirus pandemic we are living with for over a year now. During the CES thus, there were a plethora of technologies focused on ways to protect people from the COVID-19 using tech-infused masks, germ-killing air purifiers, wearable sensors to check for vitals, and touchless home essentials to mention a few.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max: The flagship battle

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max: The flagship battle

The two heavyweights of flagship smartphones – Samsung and Apple - are in for another blockbuster bout as the Korean smartphone maker just announced the S21 series at the Galaxy Unpacked event. This comes after the release of the Apple iPhone 12 series a couple of months ago. While the iPhone’s latest and greatest iPhone 12 Pro Max has already proved its substance, Samsung is here to spoil the party and take the laurels away.

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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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