‘The Martian’ needs no introduction, at least for those avid book readers who are big fans of science fiction. Written by Andy Weir, it was one of the bestselling books, and now we have a movie based it. I started reading the book sometime in March 2015, and halfway through it, I heard that Ridley Scott is directing a movie ‘The Martian,’ with Matt Damon in the lead role. A little later, the official theatrical trailer came out and since then, I was just counting days until its release. Finally, after watching the movie, here’s my review. Continue reading
A lot of people are now becoming health conscious and in hope of getting fitter, the craze of buying a fitness band is on a rise. Fitness bands are small Bluetooth enabled devices that need to be worn around the wrist all the time. They can track data, such as sleep activity, number of steps taken, calories burned, etc. While most fitness trackers cost anywhere between Rs. 3,500 to Rs. 8,000 or more, the Xiaomi Mi-Band is aggressively priced at Rs. 999. Does the rock bottom price mean a compromise on quality and functionality? Let’s find out.
Bluetooth headsets are one of the best smartphone accessories that let you make and receive phone calls without taking the phone out of your pocket. While there are different types of Bluetooth headsets available in the market, I personally prefer the stereo Bluetooth ones. Over the years, I have owned the Sony Ericsson HBH-DS 980, Nokia BH-111, Sony MW-600, Nokia BH-503 and the more recent Sony SBH-52.
The smartphone space has seen several changes over the past decade. Right from the very popular Symbian OS running on Nokia devices and a handful of Sony Ericsson ones, to the rise of Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8, the journey so far has been pretty exciting. At every stage, while these operating systems evolved, we got to see a lot of improvements in terms of the features, usability and user interface.
Over the past 5 years, smartphones have gone from being luxury devices to a necessity. All thanks to the competitive pricing, everyone can now afford a smartphone. Today, you can buy a smartphone running on Android OS for as low as Rs. 4,000 all the way up to Rs. 55,000 and more. While Google’s operating system has a gigantic marketshare, there are other OS’s too that want to make their mark. One such is the Sailfish OS that we’re taking a sneak peek at, today.
When looking forward to buy a mobile phone, a majority of people now consider smartphones, especially the college going students and working professionals. A basic phone is only a communication tool for making and receiving calls and SMS’s, whereas a smartphone does a lot more than that.
Smartphones have been around for over a decade now. O2, Krome, i-Mate and HTC were amongst the early adopters of the Windows Mobile platform. From the black-and-white PDAs with LCD display and stylus, to full touchscreen phones, it’s been an exciting journey so far. Ever since the launch of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android OS, things have changed drastically. With both the smartphone OS dominating the market, Microsoft was left lagging behind with its Windows Phone OS.
The Indian property market now presents huge investment opportunities for individuals, all thanks to the sustainable developments across various sectors. Unlike the earlier times, most people now purchase property in India for not only for accommodation, but also as an investment option for lifetime. Despite of the sluggish economic conditions, property investment in India never lost its sheen. With the residential plots growing at a rapid rate, lets take a look at some of the best cities for real estate investment in India.
Are you a first time car buyer? Do you want to buy a car that fits into your budget? Whether you are 18 or 50, the experience of buying your first car is filled with excitement, confusion and anticipation. With a number of different of budget cars in India, it’s important to invest wisely and make the right choice. Let’s look at some of the top 5 petrol cars in India for first time car buyers.
Back in 2010, HTC’s Desire HD was one of the top selling devices. All thanks to its amazing specifications, the device soon became developer’s favorite. Shipped with Android 2.2 Froyo and Sense 2.1 out of the box, the device’s software was upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Sense 3.