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Mobile connectivity in emerging economies: Boon or Bane?

India currently accounts for more than 10% of the global smartphone market. However, smartphone ownership rates are the lowest in India among the 11 developing countries surveyed by Pew Research Center. Further, while the country has over 500 million internet users, nearly half of Indian adults (47%) say they have a basic phone that cannot connect to the internet, according to country-specific ... Read More »

How to fund child’s education: Take a loan or use own funds?

Keeping your accumulated savings invested and taking an education loan instead can benefit you. Photo: Alamy Any big-ticket spending requires you to either have the required funds in place or a financing option. When dealing with long-term financial goals, such as higher education of children, you have the advantage of planning much in advance. Here’s how you can go about ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact Pre-Orders Come With Free PlayStation 4 or PlayStation VR

Sony Mobile’s flagship smartphones for 2018 – Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact – were announcedat the company’s keynote during Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. The company opened up pre-orders of the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact across Europe last week. Interestingly, as part of the pre-order promotions, Sony is giving away goodies along with its two new smartphones, including the PlayStation gaming console, PlayStation VR pack, ... Read More »

HIGHER EDUCATION: REFORM OR PERISH

India’s higher education is at a crossroads. On the one hand, universities are becoming ‘localised’; on the other, private institutions are benchmarking themselves against the best in the world              As more and more people get educated and the impact of education on quality of life and success becomes known to the people, demand for good and global education increases. Mobility for good ... Read More »

What to look for when buying a new computer, laptop or hybrid

Buying a new computer is a lot like ordering a pizza: You think it’s a fairly simple task until you realize how many choices you need to make. But if your existing machine is so old it could barely run solitaire, you’re probably due for an upgrade. The good news is two-fold: there are many new exciting developments in the ... Read More »

HTC Sees a New, or Virtual, Reality

When HTC brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple and Samsung Electronics. But the gamble to rebuild the early smartphone pioneer’s reputation failed, as its market share has continued to dwindle – to below 1 percent from closer to 10 percent in ... Read More »

Computer back-ups: needed or not?

When disaster strikes, a good insurance company can help you put your life back together by paying to repair damage or replace anything that has been completely destroyed.  But there’s one thing no insurance company can help you replace: treasured family pictures.  Fires, floods, mudslides, and even tornadoes will destroy pictures, all too often leaving victims with nothing. Fortunately, you ... Read More »

Will The The Next Generation Of Computers Celebrate Humanity Or Strip It Away?

The original CTO Design Challenge team before volunteers joined, plus at far left judges Ty Carlson, Larry Smarr, and Mark Anderson (l to r). I went into this week’s Future in Review (FiRe) conference worried that today’s bias towards big data and data-driven decisions would ultimately make the world a less humane place. The good news is, I may be wrong. FiRe has a recent ... Read More »

Apple Watch Series 3 Offers Just One Hour Battery Life for Phone Calls, Requires iPhone 6 or Above

HIGHLIGHTS Apple Watch Series 3 offers cellular voice calls support But the talk time on the Apple Watch Series 3 is not that good Also, in India, you won’t get cellular voice calls on the new Apple Watch Apple Watch Series 3, which the Cupertino-giant announced alongside the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X earlier this week, brings with it a feature ... Read More »

Best mouse pads for gaming or business

. A great mouse mat is a must for gamers, reducing wear on wrists during hours of intensive play. Many modern ones use chemical coatings or specially engineered surfaces to improve sensor accuracy or reduce drag—a boon if you’re doing repetitive motion that requires high accuracy. (Don’t mistake mouse mats for the smaller mouse pads, once an absolute necessity in ... Read More »