The Internet has become an essential part of life in today’s day and age. It is really difficult to imagine what our lives would have been like if the invention of the internet didn’t happen. But if one stops and thinks how much of our life is shared through the medium; or how much of the data shared can be traced back to the user by someone with malicious intents, a feeling of trepidation is natural. To ensure that the data shared over the internet is secure and private, many people use a VPN. But what is it and should everyone get one?What is a VPN?
Virtual Private Networks or VPNs for short is used to connect to another computer, usually called server [...]
Apple showed off the A12 Bionic mobile processors last year with the launch of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR. It was the first smartphone chipset to be built on a 7nm fabrication process. Soon after, chipset manufacturers including Qualcomm, Huawei released their 7nm mobile System on Chip (SoC) named Snapdragon 855 and Kirin 980 respectively. But what does ‘nm’ mean in CPUs and does reducing the size of the processor really change anything?Understanding The Composition Of CPUs
Every CPU whether it is of a mobile device or a personal computer is comprised up of billions of tiny transistors, which is a semiconductor used to amplify or [...]
Inventors and scientists have been continuously working towards reducing the size of technological components. Room-sized computers to laptops that are slimmer than a pane of glass? It’s done. Huge bulky telephones to smartphones that can fulfil a lot more? A thing of the past. The real question is, to what extent can all this go? Will we see smartphones that can be embedded in human bodies? Or is there more to it?
Nanotechnology has been around for a while now. It is a branch of technology so minuscule that it can operate on a microscopic level. And what’s more, it can be programmed to do whatever is desired of it. Richard Feynman was the physicist who first gave [...]
In an era where security is the defining factor of our lives, people are becoming increasingly aware of their privacy across digital devices as well. Hacking incidents have increased, which is indirectly putting pressure on smartphone companies to incorporate the highest level of security detail in their devices. A major chunk of all smartphones being launched these days have a common biometric security feature: the fingerprint scanner. But the real question is, how accurate and effective are those fingerprint scanners in reality? Are they secure enough to just prevent snooping, or are they built for something more resilient?Types Of Scanners, And How Do They Work?
One of the best things about Google’s Android OS is how diverse and customisable it is. With every new smartphone manufacturer, there is a different flavour of Android available. It often differs on features, looks and sometimes by overall performance too. But with so many different Android skins present, it can get confusing to differentiate between them. To make you understand better, we have compiled a list of all major Android skins that are currently available in the market.Stock Android / Pixel UI
Stock Android is the OS in its purest form, without any customisation or bloatware. After the arrival of the Google Pixel, the definition of Stock Android has [...]
Music is deemed as a social currency worldwide. Songs can depict a person, tell you about his/her tastes and reflect his/her mood. And when it comes to music, Spotify is no stranger. The Swedish music streaming application has been downloaded over 207 million times (as per Q4, 2018), and the number keeps on growing. The app launched was launched in India in February 2019, and the app gained more than 1 million users in the country after the first week of its launch. But what makes Spotify better than other music streaming applications out there? Is it the interface? The sound quality? Or is it just better pricing?What Makes Spotify Better Than Its Competition?
As an increasing number of Smartphone OEMs eliminate the 3.5mm headphone jack from their smart devices, the demand for wireless headsets subsequently rises. However, a pair of Bluetooth enabled wireless headset is comparatively expensive than its wired counterpart. If you are on the hunt for affordable wireless earphones, we have made the choice easier for you. Here are the best Bluetooth earphones under the Rs 2,000 price mark.Boat Rockers 255
Featuring a metal construction on each earbud and a 10nm audio driver, the Boat Rockers 255 are one of the best wireless earphones for the price. They have adjustable rubber ear hook and removable silicone earbuds for a universal [...]
The World Wide Web or WWW for short has turned 30 today. It is the anniversary of the information space that has since changed the world drastically. The Internet is accessible everywhere in the world and is used for just about anything you can ever imagine. But it wasn’t always like that. Let’s take a moment to look back at the top 10 moments that have shaped the Internet to what it is today.1) The Creation Of The World Wide Web
In March 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal to his chief at CERN, a science lab outside Geneva, Switzerland. The proposal was of the World Wide Web as a communication medium for the organisation. His idea at the time [...]
Apple introduced wireless charging with the iPhone models in the year 2017 which include the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. While the technology was available for a long time in smartphones, its embracement by Apple made it mainstream. Smartphone OEMs followed Apple and started introducing wireless charging in their devices. The market of wireless chargers has also grown exponentially over the past two years. But, the technology is still imperfect and slow in its current state. So, what could be the next big thing in wireless charging and will we ever see a future without wires?Introduction and History
Wireless charging is a feature that allows compatible [...]
Apple removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models in the year 2017. Since then, many more smartphone OEMs like Huawei, HTC and Sony have expelled the ill-fated headphone jack from their devices. But, the option of listening to music and managing calls from wired earphones is still very popular. Buying the perfect pair can be a daunting task because of the sheer number of options available today. To make the choice easier, we have combined the five best earphones available in the market today for under Rs 1,000.Boat BassHeads 225
Available in six colours and at an attractive price, the Boat BassHeads 225 are one of the best earphones [...]
According to a report by Statista, the number of mobile phone users in the world is going to reach 5 billion by the end of 2019. Relatively, there are almost 8 billion people on the planet. This means that almost 63 percent of the total world population owns a mobile phone of sorts. And that number is rising since all companies are hell-bent towards designing a smartphone which meets all the norms of a perfect smartphone – one device that can do it all.
However, it is possible that the smartphone count may plummet sharply. Not because people will stop using smartphones. Because alternatives to smartphones are taking over the world. Wearables. This upcoming generation [...]
Google released the latest generation of its Operating System, Android 9 Pie back in August last year for Pixel smartphones. The update marked the ninth major release of the software by the company. But, despite the latest generation of Android out almost seven months ago, many of the modern devices are still stuck at one or more generations older software. What’s even more surprising is that some OEMs are launching new smartphones with old software on purpose.
This disparity in Android devices makes the mind think about what problems could there be that restrict some manufacturers into providing older versions of the software. The alarming number of different [...]