Author Archives: Loknath Das

Upcoming BMW GS 310R: What the high-end Royal Enfield Himalayan rival feels like off the road

The upcoming BMW GS 310R is creating ripples world over. The entry-level GS family adventure bike is already available in many corners of the world and BMW has started taking official bookings for India too. While it is still a few weeks away from an official Indian launch, here is a review of the motorcycle from the USA. The reviewer ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Do Away With Iris Scanner, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor and 3D Face Unlock Tipped

Samsung could do away with iris scanning in the Galaxy S10, only two years after debuting it with the Galaxy Note 7, the media reported. According to a report in South Korean publication The Bell, the tech giant is already developing parts for the upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone but has no plans to include an iris scanning module like in previous Galaxy ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone 5Z India Launch Teased by Flipkart, Reveal Set for Tomorrow

HIGHLIGHTS The landing page on Flipkart is live The “Big Reveal” is expected at 8:45pm on June 26 The phone will be exclusive to Flipkart Asus first launched its flagship smartphone series, ZenFone 5, at MWC 2018 in Barcelona in late February. Among the lineup is the most premium of the lot, ZenFone 5Z. Now, it appears the Taiwanese giant’s flagship might be announced in India as ... Read More »

OnePlus 6 Said to Face Battery Drain Issues With OxygenOS 5.1.8, OnePlus 3, 3T Also Said to Face Similar Issues

HIGHLIGHTS The development was reported on OnePlus forums and Twitter Users have reported up to 50 percent decrease in battery life A fix might arrive soon Chinese phone maker OnePlus, early last week, released its latest software update in the form of OxygenOS 5.1.8 for its current flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6. However, it seems, some users of the smartphone are experiencing ... Read More »

OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T Start Receiving OxygenOS 5.1.3 Update

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T users have started receiving the OxygenOS 5.1.3 update. Earlier this week, OnePlus 6 had started getting OxygenOS 5.1.8 as a new software update. Specifically for Indian users, the update brought all the features that debuted through the OxygenOS 5.1.7 released last week. That said, the company has clearly not forgotten about its older smartphones – OnePlus 5 and 5T – ... Read More »

Xiaomi Said to Target as Much as $6.1 Billion in Honk Kong IPO

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp is planning to raise up to $6.1 billion (roughly Rs. 41,500 crores) from a Hong Kong IPO launching this week, people with knowledge of the matter said, in what will be one of the biggest tech floats globally of recent years. Xiaomi, which also makes Internet-connected devices, plans to sell about 2.18 billion shares including about 65 ... Read More »

Moto One Power Alleged Live Images Reveal Display Notch, Vertical Dual Camera Setup

Moto One Power is expected to be Lenovo-owned brand Moto’s upcoming mid-range smartphone with premium specifications like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC and 4GB of RAM. In a new report, alleged live images of the handset have been revealed that give us a closer look at the Moto One Power. As per the images, the mid-ranger is expected to arrive with a ... Read More »

Virtual Reality Can Make Your Mind Sharper, Study Finds

HIGHLIGHTS Virtual reality helps people recall information better: Study The team used the concept of a “memory palace” Results showed an 8.8 per cent improvement overall in recall accuracy Not just gaming or entertainment, virtual reality (VR) can also help people recall information better as opposed to desktop computers, say researchers including one of Indian-origin. The team from University of Maryland conducted ... Read More »

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Smartwatches With Maps, Music, Garmin Pay, Pulse Ox Launched

HIGHLIGHTS Fenix 5 Plus range finally has Garmin Pay and music storage Prices range from $699.99 to $1,149 Fenix 5 Plus models have space for 500 songs Garmin has announced major updates to its Fenix line of smartwatches. On the heels of unveiling new features to the Vivoactive 3 in the form of the Vivoactive 3 Music, the company is now ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 First Software Update Brings Phone Mute Functionality

HIGHLIGHTS Mi Band 3 was launched back in May this year This is the first software update for the fitness tracker It will only be available on Android Xiaomi’s popular wearable Mi Band 3 was launched at the company’s annual product event, alongside the Mi 8 flagship, in China back in May this year. The Chinese electronics giant has now confirmed the rollout of the first software ... Read More »