Google might have finally nailed its Pixelstrategy in India with the Google Pixel 4a. It ticks all the key boxes at a compelling price tag. At 143 gm, this device feels great in your hand, and is designed for one-handed navigation. The 5.81-inch OLED boasts of crisp colours, while the 3140 mAh won’t let you down. But the real showstopper is the Pixel camera — a 12.2MP rear lens (f/1.7 aperture) that rides on Google’s brilliant software optimisation to deliver great results. It’s one of the best cams for lowlight photography. And then, there’s the pureplay Google experience, minus all the bloatware.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is the latest device to roll off the brand’s busy assembly line. FE stands for Fan Edition — this device delivers on all key features of fans’ wish lists. It might be a more affordable version of the brand’s flagship devices, but doesn’t skimp on the features that really matter. Samsung offers an array of funky colours, and then there’s the brilliant 120Hz refresh rate on the Infinity-O 6.5-inch display. The S20 FE is kitted with a triple rear cam that snaps sharp lowlight images, and offers up to 30X Super Resolution Zoom. The device is powered by an Exynos 990 processor that teams up with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage.
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TRIPLE DISTILLED AND TWICE CHARRED
Jameson introduced Indians to the smoothness of Irish whiskey. Jameson Black Barrel, its new premium market companion, promises to take the experience to the next level
JAPANESE WHISKIES ARE HERE
You don’t have to depend on duty-free purchases anymore. Beam Suntory has made its famous brands — Yamazaki and Hibiki — available in India, including the recently launched—and very affordable—Toki
ALL ABOUT THE K-WORLD
Korean pop culture has been dominating the Indian scenario for the past three years through K-Dramas, K-pop groups, or even Korean skincare trends, hence becoming an extended part of Indian youth. But, is the youth aware about the dark side of the culture?
REMEMBERING SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE'S GREATEST ROLES
As we mourn Soumitra Chatterjee, a thespian of rare artistic integrity, we also celebrate his immense contribution to the kind of Indian cinema that’s counted among the world’s best
BRINGING THE BAR HOME
The pandemic has taught us many things, and one of them is the importance of a well-stocked bar. Here’s everything you need this season to make sure you can host all your cocktail hours, on Zoom or in person, safely at home
ALL ABOUT COLONIA FUTURA
Acqua Di Parma’s latest launch, Colonia Futura, brings out an explosion of distinct natural ingredients that are vibrantly alive. We speak to the brand’s President & CEO, Laura Burdese, about Colonia Futura, and the Italian touch to the brand
A RELENTLESS POWERHOUSE
Shweta Tripathi is nothing if not optimistic, foresighted, and full of energy. With performances that have only taken her upwards on the character actor radar, Tripathi describes her method, breaks down her process, and warmly remembers her life-defining roots
Time To Look Beyond Old Monk
Unlike whisky, vodka, and wine, rum has surprisingly never really caught on in the premium segment of the Indian alcohol market
Travelling Abroad In The New Normal
From thermal checks in hotel lobbies, negligible human contact, cabin crew in PPE kits to contact tracing apps, Covid-19 has altered the way we travel. Here’s a first-person experience of travelling safe, and still having fun
Voice Of Reason - Parvathy Thiruvothu
From kicking ass in all her roles to being unapologetically vocal about misogyny, discrimination, and everything no one else will talk about, Parvathy has the talent and the valour to do it all
SAMSUNG PROMISES NEW PHONES WILL DELIVER MORE FOR LESS MONEY
Samsung’s next crop of smartphones will boast bigger screens, better cameras, and longer-lasting batteries at lower prices than last year’s lineup that came out just before the pandemic toppled the economy.
WHATSAPP GROWTH SLUMPS AS RIVALS SIGNAL, TELEGRAM RISE
Encrypted messaging apps Signal and Telegram are seeing huge upticks in downloads from Apple and Google’s app stores.
UK INVESTIGATES GOOGLE'S PLAN TO REVAMP CHROME BROWSER
Britain’s competition watchdog said it launched an investigation into Google’s plan to overhaul its ad data system over worries it could leave even less room for rivals in the online ad industry.
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LA SANTA BIBLIA
Una vez en la escuela, traté de escribir un reporte sobre el libro Rebelión en la granja, pero sin haberlo leído.
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SEO Tips for the New Year, Rebranding, and More
GOOGLE WORKERS FORM NEW LABOR UNION, A TECH INDUSTRY RARITY
A group of Google engineers and other workers announced they have formed a union, creating a rare foothold for the labor movement in the tech industry.
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When emotions are spiraling out of control, it’s time to go within and meditate.
WD Black SN850 NVMe SSD: Fantastic sustained write speeds via PCIe 4.0
This new PCIe 4 NVMe SSD is like-priced and about as fast as its mighty Samsung rival.
ZOOM: THRIVING IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT
As billions of professionals tackle the transition from working in an office environment to staying productive at home, software like Zoom has exploded in popularity, climbing from 10 million daily users to 300 million.