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Step aside, Note8 and iPhone 8 Plus – Pixel 2 scores 98 on DxOMark

Google’s Pixel 2 is now official, and sure enough, a DxOLabs review went live as soon as the phone got announced. And if you thought the Galaxy Note8 and iPhone 8 Plus’ score of 94was impressive, think again – the Pixel 2 just pushed the bar higher to a record 98 points overall. The new 12MP camera relies on a 1/2.6″ sensor behind an ... Read More »

Odd image found on Pixel 2 teaser page – it’s cookies!

Very funny, Google. The official site for the October 4 unveiling of the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2has a secret buried in its source code – cookies! For once a web page references actual cookies rather than their digital counterpart. The photo below is linked from teaser page, though it is not visible on the page itself. Digging through the EXIF data reveals the location ... Read More »

LIVE – Yamaha Fazer 25 India Launch Updates: Priced in India at INR 1.28 lakh

Yamaha Motor India has finally launched the high awaited Fazer 25 which is intended for the young Indian audience. Priced at INR 1.28 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai), this new fully faired version is based on Yamaha FZ 25. Adding another model to its FZ series, this new offering from Japanese bike manufacturer will hit the Indian roads by next month. As the ... Read More »

Heart disease and education link revealed – are YOU at risk?

Experts said the findings provide the strongest evidence so far that increasing the number of years that people spend in the education system may lower their risk of developing coronary heart disease by a substantial amount. The authors said: “Increasing the number of years that people spend in the educational system may lower their risk of subsequently developing coronary heart disease by ... Read More »

GST effect on bike prices: Motorcycles up to 350cc get cheaper, electric & bigger capacity bikes become expensive – All you need to know

GST or Goods and Service Tax has kicked in from today midnight in India. Under the new set of taxes, prices of various items see a revision. The two-wheelers are not untouched by this and hence, will now have to go through some significant changes in their prices. Many buyers are still confused at the moment as to which bikes will get ... Read More »

Tyre Section – Symmetric tyres vs Asymmetric tyres

Introduction to Tread Pattern Every tyre comes with a different pattern design engraved on it. The common misconception here is that each pattern signifies the extent of grip the tyre might provide in any given condition. The pattern depth though is an important indication of the tyre’s traction ability while the pattern itself serves a different purpose altogether. Let’s look ... Read More »

Xiaomi’s Mi Home Is Now In India – Will Mi Routers and Vacuums Follow?

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi Home opened in Bengaluru on Thursday Xiaomi plans to launch larger stores with experience zones next It could use stores to showcase products that aren’t available in India On Thursday, Xiaomi launched its first physical retail store in India, and outlined plans to open a total of 100 such stores across India in two years. The brand ... Read More »

Biggest share of UK lenders since 2008 plan to tighten supply of consumer credit – Bank of England

More British lenders plan to rein in the supply of credit to consumers in the next three months than at any time since the 2008/09 financial crisis, according to a Bank of England survey that may add to concerns about the economic outlook ahead of Brexit. A net balance of 18.8 percent of British lenders expect to tighten the availability ... Read More »

Quern – Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

2016 was one hell of a year for Myst-alikes, eh? Straight from the source, from Cyan itself, you had official spiritual successor Obduction—a game which crept onto our Games of the Year list. Then there was The Eyes of Ara, which utilized the same sort of puzzles although in quite a different sort of setting. But I wish I’d gotten ... Read More »

Quern – Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

2016 was one hell of a year for Myst-alikes, eh? Straight from the source, from Cyan itself, you had official spiritual successor Obduction—a game which crept onto our Games of the Year list. Then there was The Eyes of Ara, which utilized the same sort of puzzles although in quite a different sort of setting. But I wish I’d gotten ... Read More »