Gadgets

Comio eyes sale of 1 million smartphones by March 2018

NEW DELHI: Original device maker Topwise Communication, which is the latest player from China to have entered the Indian market, aims to sell about one million units of its ‘Comio’ branded smartphones by March 2018. Comio, which will compete with the likes of Samsung, Xiaomiand Micromax in India, has unveiled three new devices priced between Rs 6,000-10,000. “We have launched three devices, which are ... Read More »

Essential Phone to Get Android Updates for Two Years, Andy Rubin Confirms

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone was launched back in June It comes with guaranteed Android OS updates for 2 years The company says it will release modular accessories regularly Essential Phone, which garnered headlines for its attractive bezel-less design, was unveiled in June earlier this year and today, the company’s founder and Android co-creator Andy Rubin has announced that the handset is now available for purchase ... Read More »

Lenovo K8 Note to Go on Sale for the First Time in India Today: Price, Variants, Launch Offers, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Lenovo K8 Note price in India starts at Rs. 12,999 There are two RAM and storage variants that have been launched The 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage is priced Rs. 13,999 Lenovo K8 Note (Review) is all set to go on sale for the first time in India on Friday via the company’s exclusive online partner Amazon India at 12pm IST. To ... Read More »

Amazon is selling an EVGA 450W PSU for $10

Whether you’ve got a PC building project on deck or need to replace an existing PSU, you can get an incredible deal on a power supply right now. Amazon is selling the EVGA 450 BT for $10 after mail-in rebate. That means you’ll pay $30 upfront, and then get $20 back in the form of a prepaid debit card. The rebate offer lasts ... Read More »

Elgato Stream Deck review: A streamer’s best friend

Pro-grade equipment at a bargain price. That’s the reputation Elgato earned as first YouTube videos and then Twitch streaming took over video games. Straddling a line between hobbyist and professional-grade—a line that’s hard to walk competently, I might add—Elgato’s capture cards have become a mainstay of streamers at all levels. The Stream Deck, Elgato’s latest piece of hardware, is something ... Read More »

How to use Miracast to mirror your device’s screen wirelessly on your TV—even 4K

After the Wi-Fi Alliance announced the finalization of the Miracast wirelessdisplay standard at CES 2013, a plethora of Miracast-enabled devices and receivers followed, and include newer devices like Microsoft’s Surface Pro (2017) and Amazon’s Fire TV stick. But while Miracast continues to be developed—as of July 2017, Miracast hardware will support HD and 4K streaming, for example—it’s also lost some support to competing technologies. Keep reading ... Read More »

Google Home hands-free calling is here, but doesn’t yet have caller ID

OK Google, phone Home. First announced at I/O in May, Google is ready to launch hands-free calling via its voice-activated Home speaker, letting you get in touch with anyone in the U.S. or Canada without lifting a finger—and for free. Starting Wednesday, you’ll be able to use your Home speaker to place a call to virtually any person in your contacts or ... Read More »

Motorola Stream Wireless Earbuds Launched With Charging Case

HIGHLIGHTS The in-ear headphones have been launched just in UK as of now The Stream wireless earbuds feature IP54 sweat and water resistance The in-ear headphones come with a case that can also charge them Motorola has launched its new Stream wireless in-ear headphones, making them available first in the UK at GBP 79.99 (roughly Rs. 6,650). Notably, unlike most other ... Read More »

Tacoma review: Telling a tale of the future

Show, don’t tell. It’s one of filmmaking’s oldest adages—write for the screen. Don’t drag out in dialogue what’s better served through action, left unsaid, sequestered away in subtext. I bring it up because Fullbright’s first game, Gone Home, was a master of subtext. Arriving at your family’s empty house in the middle of the night, you’re left wandering room to room, ... Read More »

The Full Nerd Episode 29: Threadripper review, final Core i9 specs, and an Intel eclipse

and Adam Patrick Murray talk Ryzen Threadripper, reveal the latest specs on Intel’s Core i9 CPUs, and wonder why on earth Intel scheduled its 8th-gen Core launch for the same day as the total eclipse? Gordon goes full John Madden and breaks out detailed benchmark charts on AMD 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. Find out why it’s now the biggest, baddest CPU in the valley of ... Read More »