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Nisha Sampath
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Technology from the 90s that we suffered from (and survived)
Sometime last week. I was amused and inspired by a  tweet  from Twitter User Irwin in which he reminisced about technological marvels of the 90s that he had seen (probably before most other Twitter users were born) If any of these strike a chord with you, t...
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5 budget MP3 players to replace your iPod Nano
With Apple finally discontinuing
the Nano and Shuffle in 2017, three years after killing the iPod Classic, many people
felt that the MP3/DAP (Digital Audio Player) era was finally coming to an end.  The short answer – it’s not true. Unlike the compact Digit...
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Tips to sell your second hand stuff on OLX and Quikr
I freely admit to acquiring a lot of gadgets that I don't really need, and sometimes don't really use either. If you keep experimenting with new gadget trends, it's bound to be a hit or miss affair. I have several hits (like my Triple-Fi 10 IEMs from Ultima...
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Wi-fi Network list not visible in Windows 10 - here is the only fix that worked
Windows 10 users have been plagued with several strange bugs that are baked into Microsoft's newest Operating System. For example, a month ago, video stopped working on my Skype and Google Hangout calls, effectively crippling my business communication.  The...
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A foolproof way to improve mileage
A lot of automobile blogs and sites will tell you that your car's fuel efficiency is a composite of many factors including optimum tyre pressure, clean components like air and oil filters, and using a high octane fuel. I have been deeply unhappy with the av...
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The customs nightmare for gadget geeks - a guide on what not to do
Like most gadget lovers, I spend a fair amount of money ordering from international sites and sellers. There will always be something that I cannot find on an Indian site - it could be as small as a replacement cable for my earphones - or something as big a...
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Throwback Tuesday - Gadgets from the 70's and '80's
Unless you were born in the 70's or earlier, what I'm speaking about may be gibberish to you...so here goes. Put your hand up if you have ever; 1) Extracted an entangled cassette from a player and repaired it by splicing. I have redeemed several precious ta...
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The Offline Internet
Hike, India’s homegrown answer to
the ubiquitous Whatsapp Messenger, launched Hike Direct in end 2015. Touted by
CEO Kavin Mittal as an ‘incredibly powerful’ breakthrough technology, Hike
Direct allows two users of the app who are within a 100 metre radius ...
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Artificial Intelligence is the New Black
"Over time, the computer itself — whatever
its form factor — will be an intelligent assistant helping you through your
day. We will move from mobile first to an AI first world” – says Google CEO
Sundar Pichai. Artificial Intelligence is the technology of
th...
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Facebook Basics - Good Service, Bad Positioning!
I
am adding my voice (belatedly) to the heated arguments that are being made,
both for and against, Facebook's 'Free Basics' offerings via internet.org. I waited before weighing in,so that I did not react from my own initial biases, and also because this ga...
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