Dropping Apple Watch Sales Aren’t the Apocalypse for Apple, or for Wearables

Let’s talk about Apple Watch’s supposedly apocalyptic sales. There’s a story flying around about the Apple Watch’s declining sales. According a market-research firm(which is to say “professional guesser”), sales of Apple’s Hot New Wearable have nosedived by 90 percent. While estimates indicate that the Cupertino fruit company moved some 1.5 million wrist-computers in the first week it was on sale, ... Read More »

China’s Uber-Style Taxi App Didi Kuaidi Raises $2 Billion

China’s top taxi hailing app Didi Kuaidi announced Wednesday it raised $2 billion (roughly Rs. 12,706 crores) in two weeks, after reports said US rival Uber planned to invest $1.1 billion in the country this year.Didi Kuaidi, which is backed by technology giants Alibaba and Tencent and calls itself the world’s largest one-stop mobile-based transportation network, said its fundraising attracted ... Read More »

I Want to Buy the PS4 Now and E3 2015 Is to Blame

I’ve been a fan of Sony’s PlayStation consoles for a long time now. I remember bunking college to play games like FIFA Street, Pro Evolution Soccer, Black, God of War, and many more on the PlayStation 2 at a gaming cafe near my house. After starting my first real job in 2011, I invested in a PlayStation 3 (PS3) and ... Read More »

Fitting Label, Yet Unicorns Are No Myth

Aileen Lee tried a few lesser terms before she hit on “unicorn.” One was “home run.” Another was “megahits.” Neither quite worked for what she was going for – an unusual, mysterious word to describe what, in the tech industry, was an unusual, mysterious phenomenon: US software companies that had achieved a valuation of at least $1 billion (roughly Rs. ... Read More »

Micromax Canvas Tabby With Kids Mode, Content Launched at Rs. 6,499

Micromax on Friday launched a ‘dual-mode family tablet’ in India that features an specialised kids mode. Called the Canvas Tabby, the voice-calling tablet is priced at Rs. 6,499 will be available exclusively from Flipkart for three weeks starting June 22, after which it will be available with other online retailers as well. The firm says the Micromax Canvas Tabby tablet ... Read More »

HP Pro Tablet 608, Pavilion x2 Hybrid Launched Alongside New Envy Laptops

After launching its Omen gaming laptop and Pavilion 15 series last month in India, HP on Thursday announced back-to-school Windows 8.1-based Envy and Pavilion laptops in the market. The Pavilion x2 laptop-tablet (seen above) hybrid’s 32GB storage variant is priced at $299.99 (roughly Rs. 19,000) and will hit the shelves in the US starting July 21 – though a 64GB ... Read More »

iBall Splendo PC-on-a-Stick With Windows 8.1 Launched at Rs. 8,999

iBall in partnership with Microsoft India has launched its first PC-on-a-stick device, dubbed Splendo. The Windows-based mini computer, which is meant to turn a TV into a PC or Smart TV, has been priced at Rs. 8,999.The iBall Splendo will go on sale in early July across the country and will also be available via online and TV retail channels.Much ... Read More »

Lycos Life Band and Ring Wearables Launched in India

Lycos on Wednesday announced its entry into the wearable device market in India with its Lycos Life brand. It has launched the Lycos Band and Lycos Ring. While the Band is priced at Rs. 7,500 , the Ring comes at Rs. 3,500. Users can buy the devices from the company’s website. The company had launched the two wearables in the ... Read More »