Wednesday, June 7, 2023


Pixel 7a to Pixel Tab—Google hardware has arrived. But it still hasn’t got India market right

Google I/O 2023 showed the company’s efforts to transition Pixel from a quirky product line to something more mainstream. But it's still about five years behind Apple.

Google I/O shows search giant is feeling competition. Age of generative AI now more exciting

Google's generative AI chatbot Bard received a lukewarm response. But this shouldn’t be seen as a negative point; it served as a wake-up call for the 800-pound gorilla.

The OnePlus Pad can revive Android’s affordable tablet ecosystem. Now Google must catch up

At just 6.6mm, the OnePlus pad is a svelte device with a bigger screen than the 11-inch iPad Pro;11.6 inches with an impressive 144-hertz refresh rate.

Vivo is the new Xiaomi of Indian smartphone market

Vivo is the brand that has made most improvements, filling the void left by Huawei and its sub-brand Honor after they were crippled by US sanctions.

Apple has outdone itself with its Delhi, Mumbai stores

In a bid to make the entire experience more interactive, the stores will host ‘Today At Apple’ sessions — led by real creators, not marketing and sales executives.

Where Xiaomi falls short of becoming consumer electronics giant

Xiaomi's products have lost their Midas touch. They seem like remixed iterations of older products and barely move the needle in terms of breaking new ground.

How an obscure Chinese smartphone maker has reduced the price of foldables by 50%

Demand for foldable phones could increase if there are more phones like the newly launched Tecno Phantom V Fold. At Rs 88,888, it costs almost half as much as Galaxy Z Fold 4.

SVB failure has lessons for India. Banks can shut down, deposit insurance needs reforms

It would have been hard for many to miss the words “deposit insurance” on the newsfeed last month. The US-based Silicon Valley Bank had caused it to shut down. The Federal...

How the launch of Mumbai’s Apple Store completes the puzzle of Tim Cook’s India strategy

The launch of the Apple Store will provide the personalised customer experience that has been lacking so far. It will cement Apple as the premium brand in India.

Apple may launch RealityOS at 2023 developers conference. It will cement Tim Cook’s legacy

The mixed-reality headset could be ski-mask-like called either the Reality Pro or Reality One.

On Camera


Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. (File Photo) ANI

Pakistani Generals have a history of censoring media. Imran Khan is...

The chokehold of the Pakistani military on ideas has created a republic of fear. For Indians, the crisis ought to remind just how fragile democratic freedoms are.
Representative image | Photo: PTI

Make it easier for nominees & heirs to access money left...

Panel set up in May 2022 has recommended ways in which RBI's regulated entities can improve customer service, including easing KYC norms & removing limits on UPI transactions.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets German Federal Minister of Defence Boris Pistorius at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi | ANI

Submarine deal, defence manufacturing hub: Rajnath pitches ‘Make-in-India’ to German counterpart

With German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius in town, India has told the European nation it is welcome to set up factories here for manufacture of military equipment, it is learnt.
Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Manipur saw ‘free’ India’s 1st flag hoisted. Now it’s BJP’s biggest...

There are 3 things you never do in a small northeastern state: undermine local leaders, divide and rule, push homogenisation.