Category: Technology



Gone are the days when good mileage was all one needed before deciding which car to buy. Today it is also about the style, the endurance, the design, and obviously, the mileage. Everybody has his own wishes when it comes to buy his dream car and the effort that goes behind which car to buy can only be imagined. Undoubtedly, this is one decision that requires a lot of resources and cannot be taken in a jiffy and personally, I would go for a car that gives me the comfort that I need along with the required style and not to mention, it goes easy on my pocket.

So what is a solution to all of that? Well, one answer to that would be the all new Datsun Go! A car that is a full package. Don’t believe me? Take a look yourself.

https://www.datsun.co.in/vehicles/new-vehicles/go-2014/features.html

While reading this link, if it felt like you’re reading about a car from a parallel universe or the future, don’t worry, that’s normal. With a fully loaded feature pack, this car is one of the topmost choice for people like me. My top 3 favorite features were:

  1. The intelligent wiper system. With simply no need of manually adjusting the wipers, this feature saves crucial efforts and time and keeps you focused on the driving without having to worry about the view or those last few drops of water on the windscreen.

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  1. The mobile docking station. I mean, what else you need when all the technology and all the latest apps are travelling with you and your car is actually making sure that you don’t have to worry about losing your gadgets.

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  1. The low fatigue seat design. This is by far the smartest and my favorite feature of this car, which is elegant yet so simple that it makes me think why others not thought about it sooner! The low fatigue design on the front seats provides better support to the pelvis and chest areas so that you can sit conveniently and stay refreshed during long drives. And what is a car without a long drive!

 

There is a lot more in the Datsun Go. Like the 360 degree Air Conditioning vents, the follow me home light system and the noise reduction technology for the cabin, making sure that the ride is as smooth as it gets. Add that to a 1.2 L engine and a 20.6 kmpl mileage, and you have yourself a winner. And this is all coming to you at prices as cheap as 3,25,000+ (Delhi ex-showroom price for Datsun Go. Prices may vary depending on the city and the model).

They’ve put it just the right way: Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross – Datsun redi-GO – the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.

If you still have any doubts left about your new car, trust me on this and go for the Datson Go before it runs out of stock. And to remove that last iota of doubt from your mind, here’s a sweet pic to get you going 😀


Elon musk, the name needs no introduction. Even if you haven’t heard of the man himself, I’m pretty sure you know about the many things he has gifted to the mankind, like SpaceX, Tesla or Paypal.

Now those of you who don’t know him might think, why an article about the man? There are plenty of people who’ve founded companies, right? Well, yes. But this man has done something that most people cannot think of in a lifetime. Let me introduce him to you.

Musk was born in 1971 in South Africa. He had entrepreneurial qualities developed in him at a very early age and he founded and sold his first startup at the age of 26. Even when Musk was 12, he had taught himself how to code and was able to create and sell a gaming software. Musk is a Stanford dropout who later founded successful companies like SpaceX and Tesla Motors, while the former is credited with sending the first commercial vehicle to international Space Station, the latter is known for its innovation in the world of solar powered and battery run cars.

In his personal life, Musk has always been a modest and low profile person who has never been in controversies. His political stance is ‘half democrat and half republican’. Musk is quite known for his belief in extraterrestrial life and his ambition of inhabiting mars. Musk is also a signatory of giving pledge where he will donate his holdings in his companies when the time comes.

Elon Musk is considered one of the visionaries who will be responsible for bringing upon a big change in the world, much like Steve Jobs, in an even larger front perhaps. Now this is a debatable point, but the reason I say this is that I believe solar energy and related science has been and will be one of the key reasons for our development.

Elon Musk, a man who could own the business world and made tons of money, decided to do it for the betterment of mankind, a man with wit, a man who prefers working 24 hours a day if that’s what it takes to solve a problem, he is definitely the kind of man one should take an inspiration from.

Image courtesy: BusinessInsider.

So there should be no doubt when I say that Mr. Musk is kind of like Iron man, a superhero whose movie he had an appearance in. Just like the famous Tony Stark, Musk is a genius, philanthropist who is trying to save the world. But why call him iron man when we have our own word to call him. I call him Mr. Fantastico, someone who is amazing in all prospects, much like the Tata Zica, an affordably amazing car with the latest tech for you to drool on.

So, who is your Mr. (Or Ms.) Fantastico? Do share your opinions with me, and stay tuned for more! 🙂

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can  apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

The impact of navigation


Navigation. I cannot be more certain that the first thing that this word brought to your mind is GPS, or maps, the app that has been a pillar of support for so many of our new technologies. While apple maps continue to rule the world of tech when it comes to the number of people navigating through it, my personal experiences have mostly been with Google maps. But I won’t be talking about a specific app here, but the technology in general.

When I first heard about the all new Tata Zica and its cool and attractive navigation features, apart from developing my instant liking for the car, I kept thinking about my first few days when I moved to a new city. That’s the time I couldn’t afford a car (Not that I can right now either), and the rental cabs weren’t too popular. I still remember using maps in my phone for every small place I had to go to. And being a guy who’d lived in the same city for over 15 years before finally moving to a new one for the first time in his life, this was quite an experience for me. And I’m glad that it was a good one.

Using the navigation feature in my phone, I was able to travel anywhere in the city, find a perfect place to live, explore the best hangout joints and find everything I needed around me, may it be a restaurant or an ATM or even a police station… well… once. And today, when I look at it, I can only imagine the amazing levels at which this GPS technology is helping us. The impact of the navigation technology in this world is simply breathtaking. Have you ever travelled in a cab in the last one year, or ordered food online, or maybe some groceries? Trust me, the navigation feature embedded in every one of those apps had a big role to play while getting you or your stuff to the desired destination. Even if you aren’t the online ordering kind of person, I’m sure you watch the weather forecast or have travelled sometime in an Airplane. Well, that’s probably the biggest application this navigation feature could have, not to mention its necessity in the defense sector.

This would be the time when I tell you about the day to day use of navigation that we make, in the Tata Zica for instance, where you get a turn by turn guidance thanks to the awesome navigation feature. But I guess you already know that. So here’s to the amazing technology that is easing up our lives faster than we can imagine. And here’s to the great impact the navigation feature has had on all of us. Cheers!

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can  apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.


When I saw the word ‘Impact’ for the TataZicaMarathon, I knew exactly what I had to write about. It’s the impact of the one thing none of us can probably live without, the Internet. We live in a nation that accommodates over 1.2 billion people… and that is… a lot! So we are bound to have multiple languages, multiple cultures, multiple cuisines and most of all, multiple opinions. No matter if it’s politics or sports or any other random topic, you can always find a million different opinions and viewpoints that differ enough with each other to start a civil war.

And one such hot debate was recently sparked over net neutrality. And it reached, or should I say is currently at, its pinnacle after Facebook announcing the Freebasics. Now I’m not going to tell you my views on this matter, and neither am I going to put forward more stats for you to wonder, but one thing this whole controversy told us was how our whole internet community can come together if it’s for something that affects all of us.

The same people who had been calling each other names over petty political matters, the same people who didn’t agree with each other over matters like which Football club is better, were all standing together against the internet giant because they didn’t want partiality when it comes to the internet. Millions of emails were sent, thousands of petitions launched, and all this was done in a matter of weeks to make sure that they listen to us.

Again, I’d not say who was write in this matter, the public, or Facebook or the government, but one thing is for sure, the public used the internet, to save the internet. It was social media that brought us all together to make sure that something which a majority of us doesn’t want or isn’t okay with, shouldn’t happen.

I’m sure this matter is multilayered and will have a lot of twists and turns before it comes to a conclusion, but the lesson it taught us was the impact of the internet and how important a tool it has become for us. There is a lot of technology we’re yet to uncover, yet to explore, there’s so much that we’ll see in the coming ages… but this gift in the form of internet is like the gift our mankind got when we discovered Fire, or invented the wheel. It is needless to say that the internet is the most widely used mode of communication today, and it beats the rest by a wide margin.

But as they say, with great power comes great responsibility. So let’s all use the internet as a strength, but not exploit it, shall we? 🙂

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can  apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.


So there’s an advertising firm visiting my office, and they’re giving away some amazing gifts. All you need to do is to install their android app and make a transaction as fast as possible. And thanks to the 3G connection that I have, it is practically impossible. But 3G is supposed to be fast, right? Well not if you have my special 3G that becomes 2G whenever there’s something important needed from it. And it’s not just me, I’ve seen so many friends of mine cursing their data connection and the company that provides it for stealing from them. Sometimes the speed is too low, sometimes the price is too high, and sometimes the network isn’t there! So when I say that we need something promising and something efficient urgently, I won’t be exaggerating. And thankfully, it seems like it’s here.

Introducing Airtel 4G (http://www.airtel.in/4g/), ladies and gentlemen; A revolution in the world of mobile internet that will solve most of your problems with the internet, if not all. Airtel 4G is supposed to be the connection for the next gen. It will not only be fast, but cheap too. Yes, it is available at the same price as 3G, so no harm in trying, right?

Here are some of the highlights of this amazing feature.

  • Airtel 4G is the first telecom operator to roll out 4G services
  • Nationwide rollout across 296 cities
  • 4G available at 3G prices
  • Getting a 4G SIM is just a tweet away – #GetAirtel4G
  • Free home delivery of 4G SIM

Take a look at this video and find out for yourself what all you can do with a connection like this.

Personally, I am the kind of person who needs to stay connected all the time. May it be the numerous news and online shopping apps that I have, or the movie and sports streaming, or the social media, I simply can’t stand waiting because of a slow internet. So when I have a connection that’s faster and available at the same rates as my current 3G, I’m going to use it for everything.

  • All my YouTube videos will be buffering at 720/1080p now.
  • I’ll now install large apps that have been in my wishlist for long.
  • I’ll not have to wait till I get home and use the wifi for important updates.
  • I’ll stay connected all the time and stay updated with the latest news.
  • And at last, I won’t miss any more goodies when such a thing happens again in my office! 😀

In a man’s basic necessities today, food, shelter and clothing aren’t the only things, there’s also a need of a good Internet connection and given that, I think Airtel 4G should prove to be a boon for all the Internet junkies out there. So don’t wait, go check out http://www.airtel.in/4g/ now and get your own connection to start browsing faster than ever.


I remember how some time back, when anybody was comparing the features online to buy a new phone, we used to laugh at people who bought an expensive phone just because it had 4G compatibility.  Personally, I never understood the use of buying a 4G enabled phone, when we didn’t even have the service in our country. But obviously, we were a bit naive in thinking so. I was pleasantly surprised when I first heard about Airtel launching the 4G services nationwide. You can check out everything about it here.

To give you a bit of a context, I’m a 25-year-old working male, and my life is pretty much running on the Internet. And it’s not just at home, but everywhere that I need to stay connected. This obviously includes having a fast data connection in my phone. And it’s not true just for me, but for my parents and siblings too. In short, I can say that almost everyone in today’s world needs a fast data connection. And with my past experiences with Airtel, I’m pretty sure that Airtel 4G would be just as great, in fact, a refreshing change over the previous internet plans.

And this is just the beginning of it. If you look at this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpHZ3sXY6B8), you’ll realize how exciting the new Airtel 4G is.

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To make sure that your transition to Airtel 4G is smooth and hassle free, Airtel has done everything it can. All you need to switch to 4G is a device that supports 4G, a 3G data pack and a 4G SIM, which will obviously be delivered at your door step free of charge. You simply have to request for the SIM on the Airtel Website.

I’m sure you’re all set to dive into the world of amazing speeds and state of the art tech. If there’s one doubt that might still be there in your mind, it’s about the money, did I guess that right? So let me put that to an end right here, Airtel 4G won’t be expensive like many people assume it to be, it will be available to you at the same price as 3G. Cool, isn’t it?

So don’t let me hold you back any further, log on to www.airtel.in/4G and clear away all your doubts. Go 4G!


A friend of mine once told me that no matter which part of India you’re in, it is very easy to strike a conversation with anyone. Simply ask them if they like Sachin Tendulkar or not, no matter what their answer is, it is a guarantee that they’ll know who you’re talking about. And this is a fact. Cricket is more than a sport in India, it is like a religion, one that does not distinguish between people of any color or caste or sex. May it be the exciting world cup semi final between India and Australia or the amazing T20 Finale between India and Pakistan, I’ve seen people literally on the edge of their seats, cheering on every dot ball and getting tensed if the opponents scores even a single.

It is easy to imagine a scenario when a very important cricket match clashes with an important work. Hell, I’ve experienced it myself. I still can’t believe I had to miss 80% of the T20 World cup final because of my IITJEE Coaching. Not to mention I couldn’t catch live the historic moment when Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes back to back in an over to make a new record! But that was way back, a time when people like didn’t have high-end phones or laptops. Today, it’s different. Unlike those times, you have an option to take the game with you. And it actually happened recently, when Sachin Tendulkar played his last test match and we were all curious to see his last speech as a cricketer. It was a working day, we were all in office. So we used the live streaming option to quench our cricketing thirst. But still we faced many problems, like a slow connection and the stream breaking at times. Many times we wished we had better options. And guess what, we do!

Let me tell you about the UC Browser, one of the very few browsers that I’ve genuinely liked. Not because of the common features that it offers better, which it does, but there is a lot more to it. And the sweetest one is the UC Cricket. As the people at UC put it, “You can Surf it All, Surf it Fast with UC Browser, it’s faster, easier to use with seamless transitions. It features UC Cricket which is a space dedicated for every cricket fan, connecting them to the match wherever they are.”

Amazing , isn’t it? There’s so much to it that you can’t imagine. You can simply stay connected to your favorite game all the time. You don’t have to wait for the thing to browse anymore; it will load before you know it. You get to watch the game no matter where you are, maybe on a date, or on a hiking trip. Just take a break and catch up with your game, or maybe not, simply watch it as you go. I’m sure your date will understand, perhaps watch it with you! After all, it’s THE game everybody wants to watch. So don’t wait, check out http://www.ucweb.com/ now and get your favorite browser and stay connected via UC Cricket. It’s simple: Just Open UC Browser – HomeScreen – Find “UC Cricket” with blue icon. And get your amazing feed of Live Scores, Results, Latest news and Videos.

Courtesy: UC cricket

Courtesy: UC cricket

And don’t forget to watch this video:


Recently a friend of mine asked me to recommend a smartphone to him. Before he could tell me his requirements, I said Asus Zenfone 2. Well, I was too excited, but then I asked him to first tell me more about his budget and requirements from the phone. So he said he wanted something under 20,000, with the latest technology and a cool camera. So I said it again, go for the Asus Zenfone 2. And it makes sense; why would you spend so much in a phone when you can get the same or even better specs at such a less price? Gone are the days when there was just one brand and everything revolved around it. Today the customer wants the best, and there’s hundreds out there trying to provide that.

So why the Zenfone 2, you ask? Let me give you my reasons.

  1. Let’s begin with the first thing everybody looks for in a phone these days; The Processor. The Zenfone 2 comes in 2 models, and both have a Quad core processor, and trust me, it is what you need given the speed with which the app market in India is evolving. Almost all the online shopping, travel, banking companies want you to use their app. I think you’ll need a Quad core to handle all of that. Not to mention that it’s a 1.8 GHz processor, so even that 1.5 GB HD game of yours can be played seamlessly.
  2. Camera. With a 13 MP back and 5 MP front camera and 1080p Video recording, this phone is actually saving you a lot of money since you’ll probably not need to buy a digicam.
  3. Memory. Talking about the RAM, we got two models that offer 2 and 4 GB RAM. Yep, 4 GB, I’m not kidding. Not only is the Zenfone 2 the first such phone to offer this, it works like a charm. You can read the reviews yourself. And even for the ROM you have multiple options in 16/32/64 GB, not to mention the expandable memory that can add upto another 64 GB to your phone.
  4. Talking about the display, it’s a Corning Gorilla Glass 3, or what you may call the state of the art technology. A 5.5 Inch screen with a 403 ppi, trust me, you are looking at one of the finest screens in the category.
  5. Battery. It should’ve been the first point, but now that we’re here, how would you like your phone to have so many amazing features and still last for a whole day? It won’t sound so unreal when I tell you that this smartphone of yours is loaded with 3000 mAh battery. Even the best phones in this class offer a 2300 mAh. Oh, and it has a speed charging system, so the first 60% gets done in just 40 minutes… Sweet, isn’t it?
  6. With such a wide range of options available, it would be a shame if you can’t get the color of your choice. So let me make it easy for you with a picture.Too.Many.Options!!
  7. This is where most discussions of us Indians end, Price! So how much does it cost? Well, given the brand and looking at the features alone, I was expecting a big number at first. I mean, I have bought phones worth over 30000 that have less features than these. But here’s the good part, this range of Asus Zenfone 2 is available from 12,999 (2 GB Model) to 22,999 (4 GB Model). And if that doesn’t make you buy it right now, I don’t know what will!

Choosing a phone can be a tricky task. A phone stays with you for probably the longest time in a day compared to anything else and no matter what you use it for, it is one of the most important gadgets you own. In short, it just has to be the best. It’s a good thing that Asus has made it easier for you. Go make it your next phone. Good luck.


If you compare the retail markets as we see today with what it used to be around two years back, you’ll see that there has been a revolutionary change in how the retailers sell and how the customers look at the products. A general Indian consumer two years ago was obsessed with brands and the trust factor while today he thinks more about the product and not the brand that’s behind it. I believe that’s the right way to go, but not in all the fields – particularly in the mobile phone markets.

As you must have seen a plethora of companies entering the Indian markets with tonnes of new phones with highly buffed specs and competitive prices, it becomes all the more difficult to make an informed choice. On one hand you see a phone with all the specs you needed and that too at a price less than you could imagine. On the other hand you have a comparatively expansive phone but with a brand-name that you have trusted for ages. It is understandable how you’ll get confused which way to go and probably end up regretting your decision.

This is the time when a little bit of research comes to your rescue. If you dig a little deeper in the markets, you’ll find that there is a wide range of Sony mobile phones with great features under the range of 10,000 INR. Now who wouldn’t prefer the same OS, a superb camera and the trust of Sony with it? It is quite evident that the customer today wants a better product and cares for his money more than ever. And these phones satisfy those exact needs. Personally, I’m an android fan, and I love to flaunt what I own. So it becomes an easy choice for me once I take a look at those beautiful phones.

Take a look at the beauties yourself!

                                        

There are hundreds of phones available that will eat up your pocket and still go out of fashion within a year or two. It is only intelligent to go for a phone that you like and save money along with it. While the aforementioned collection has all the phones you’d need to look at and make a choice to save some precious bucks, you have the trust of Sony attached when you make a purchase, so you know that you’re getting the best deal!

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