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

Nintendo Switch Pro: Upcoming handheld gaming console explained

Nintendo Switch Pro: Upcoming handheld gaming console explained

The Nintendo Switch released in March 2017 and the follow-up Switch Lite came in September 2019 – both the handheld consoles brought a fair amount of success to the Nintendo camp. Now the next-gen video game console is agonizingly close to release. There is substantial evidence of the existence of the long rumored Switch Pro (or maybe it will be called Switch 2) – and it’s coming sooner than expected.

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Surface Laptop 4 vs MacBook Pro M1: A close contrast

Surface Laptop 4 vs MacBook Pro M1: A close contrast

There are many versatile Windows laptops that boast great performance, extreme power and decent battery backup. Joining the ranks is the new Surface Laptop 4, the latest entrant from the house of Microsoft that touts a massive upgrade in battery and performance from its predecessors. This Surface rendition is very nicely priced and is billed as a competitor to the M1 chip-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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Spotify vs. Apple Music: Streaming service giants face-off

Spotify vs. Apple Music: Streaming service giants face-off

Spotify paved the way for this form of consuming music that lets one stream over the internet and enjoy based on mood, genre, and personal traits across various platforms. It is one of the fastest growing music streaming services - with no intention of slowing down - but not the only one. There are a handful of options, of which Apple Music is the most potent competitor. Both giants have a few things in common, from a monthly subscription to smart speaker support, but there are certain differences that make Spotify and Apple Music unique and valuable for certain types of audiophiles.

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Android 12 reveals the most significant changes for the OS in years: Beta 1 in-depth overview

Android 12 reveals the most significant changes for the OS in years: Beta 1 in-depth overview

At I/O 2021 Google released the Android 12 Beta 1, which is a raw version of what the final OS will look like. The stable public build is set to arrive by the end of summer, and all the upcoming beta versions for advanced users and developers give a fairly good idea of what to expect. It is clear, Android 12 is a major overhaul to the UI when it comes to visual aesthetics and the overall user experience.

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Google Photos to end free unlimited uploads: What it means to you

Google Photos to end free unlimited uploads: What it means to you

Google Photos has brought a whole new dimension to treasuring cherished memories ever since it first burst into the scene in 2015. Right from that time, the photo sharing and cloud storage service has been popular for its free unlimited storage. Users have enjoyed this feature all these years, saving the most important moments with utter piece of mind - not having to worry about storage space running out on their device.

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Year of foldable phones: Best ones to show up in 2021

Year of foldable phones: Best ones to show up in 2021

It wouldn’t be an understatement to say, foldable phones have come of age in 2021. After the initial quirks, the industry has steadied itself to present a viable option for consumers wanting bigger screen real estate from their handhelds. Foldable phones are still an exclusive device and pretty expensive in comparison to the flagship smartphones, but considering their advantages, the phones like Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Motorola Razr 2020 have carved a niche for themselves.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3: Key details

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3: Key details

Foldable smartphones, led by Samsung Galaxy Fold and Flip editions, offer a whole new convenience and multi-tasking experience that one cannot know of unless having used a foldable phone. There has been some competition, for instance from the latest Huawei Mate X2, but the market remains in favor of Samsung foldable.

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Epic Games vs. Apple trial is unearthing more than intended

Epic Games vs. Apple trial is unearthing more than intended

The Epic Games vs. Apple bench trial, one of the most high-profile court cases in recent memory kicked off on Monday this week and it is destined to have some ramifications for the tech and gaming industry as a whole. This antitrust lawsuit filed by Epic Games against Apple intends to free the tight control of Apple over its App Store, which is allegedly categorized as an unfair monopoly.

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Comparing Amazon tablets: Which budget slate is better

Comparing Amazon tablets: Which budget slate is better

Following the rollout of the magnificent iPad Pro, Amazon has launched its own new Fire tablet. It’s a revamped edition of the existing – and pretty capable – Fire HD 10. The 2021 Fire HD 10 – accompanied by Fire HD 10 Plus – boasts a brighter display and fractionally thinner bezel. The Plus model ramps things up with the option of wireless charging – second for an Amazon tablet. In addition to the latest reveals, Amazon also has a few other very affordable, considerably proficient tablets on offer – including choices for kids.

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Google Pixel 5a 5G is a real deal, here’s what you should know

Google Pixel 5a 5G is a real deal, here’s what you should know

Google launched the Pixel 4a, followed by the Pixel 4a 5G and then came the Pixel 5 that wrapped up 2020 on a good note for the company. After much speculation and rumors, Google has somewhat given away the existence of the next Pixel device –Pixel 5a 5G - by revealing a photo clicked from the upcoming phone. And now, with Google I/O just around the corner, speculations are ripe for an early announcement of the smartphone.

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Best lost item trackers pitted against the AirTag

Best lost item trackers pitted against the AirTag

Apple has finally launched its much-awaited AirTag to help users locate items from keys to luggage and pets. With the launch of Apple’s own tracking accessory, the market for such devices has started to create a buzz; already there are surveys suggesting that almost 63-percent of smartphone users are “somewhat” interested in purchasing a tracking device. If you’re willing to take the leap of faith yourself, it’s important to weigh your choices before committing to a tag for its affordable price alone.

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OnePlus Watch vs Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite: A close comparison

OnePlus Watch vs Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite: A close comparison

OnePlus Watch is a bit of a latecomer to the party but it did eventually arrive. The smartwatch is entering a very competitive space where users demand good hardware with the assurance of a seamless software experience. Of course, accuracy of all the fancy health and fitness tracking is a must, if a smartwatch has to resonate with the users.

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