Tag Archives: Review

Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G Review

Intel recently announced its 8th gen Core CPUs for laptopsand desktops, which were highlighted in new launches at IFA 2017. Laptops based on these new CPUs have already started trickling into the market, and Acer is one of the first companies to start selling them in India. The Aspire 5 series has gotten the refresh, and Acer has launched multiple SKUs with slight variations in terms ... Read More »

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Review

It’s not very often that two new iPhone models are upstaged at their own launch, but that’s exactly what happened at Apple’s September event this year. The iPhone X was the star of the show, the cool new kid everyone wanted to hang out with, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were relegated to the role of the ... Read More »

Fitbit Ionic review: A great fitness tracker, a mediocre smartwatch

My first few hours with Fitbit Ionic were horrid. Mind you, it wasn’t the device I had a problem with, but rather what I was doing with it. Before I received my review unit, Fitbit demanded that I test it first. Fair enough. What I didn’t know was that they really wanted to show off Ionic’s fitness capabilities. I did ... Read More »

TCL Movetime Review

HIGHLIGHTS The TCL Movetime is priced at Rs 9,999 and has a heart rate sensor There is no way to reply to notifications from the watch The straps are easily replaceable with standard 18mm ones Smartwatches have been around for a while now. Googlehas had a go at the market with Android Wear and Apple has pretty much nailed it with the Apple Watch. Now ... Read More »

Fitbit Ionic review: A great fitness tracker, a mediocre smartwatch

My first few hours with Fitbit Ionic were horrid. Mind you, it wasn’t the device I had a problem with, but rather what I was doing with it. Before I received my review unit, Fitbit demanded that I test it first. Fair enough. What I didn’t know was that they really wanted to show off Ionic’s fitness capabilities. I did ... Read More »

Review: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming is priced at Rs1,15,190. The newest addition to Dell’s Inspiron line-up is meant to be a slightly more affordable alternative to the more expensive 15-inch Alienware (starting from Rs1,63,990; www.dell.com/in) gaming laptop. In terms of design, the Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming doesn’t actually betray its gaming credentials till you notice the red inserts on the front ... Read More »

Nonda USB-C HDMI review: Foldable adapter offers a well-made travel option

It’s a little thing, but not having a USB-C to HDMI connector on a laptop becomes a big deal when you need to plug into a monitor or projector. Fortunately, a little thing can help: the Nonda USB-C to HDMI Adapter ($23 on Amazon) is compact and foldable, robust, and functional. Nando Like many other HDMI adapters for USB-C ports, the ... Read More »

Building health AIs should be UK ambition, says strategy review

A wide-ranging, UK government-commissioned industrial strategy review of the life sciences sector, conducted by Oxford University’s Sir John Bell, has underlined the value locked up in publicly funded data held by the country’s National Health Service — and called for a new regulatory framework to be established in order to “capture for the UK the value in algorithms generated using NHS data”. The NHS ... Read More »

PureVPN review: It works well if you don’t mind virtual server locations

P2P allowed: Yes—select countries Business location: Hong Kong (officially) Number of servers: 750+ [ Further reading: How the new age of antivirus software will protect your PC ] Number of country locations: 142* Cost: $10.95 per month, or $78 for two years Here’s the thing about VPNs: They’re built on trust. Before you pay a company to secure your internet traffic you need to trust ... Read More »

HyperX Pulsefire FPS mouse review: Popular design meets popular sensor

It’s still a bit foreign to think of HyperX as more than a headset brand, but we took a look at its debut keyboard earlier this year (and liked it!) and now it’s time to go in-depth on its debut mouse—the HyperX Pulsefire FPS (available for $50 on Amazon). TABLE OF CONTENTS Design: Clone wars No-frills mousing Bottom line Design: Clone wars This time ... Read More »