Vishal Mathur is Technology Editor for Hindustan Times. When not making sense of technology, he often searches for an elusive analog space in a digital world.
Articles by Vishal Mathur
What would you prefer for a similar amount of money spent – larger viewing experience from a refined projector or the familiar conventionality of a TV?
The big upgrade for the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 is the new M2 chip, alongside new features for the Pencil and at best is an incremental step forward
You may not want to linger on the site for much longer, but where else will you roost? Here’s a guide to new platforms, potential competitors, and ways to migrate with all your old tweets.
The new iPhone 14 series adds an accessibility feature that can play a chime when it is powered on or off. That is just one example of widening scope of iOS’ functionality for the differently abled
There are choices aplenty at different price points, across product lines. We take stock of the genuine options, and ones you can avoid
While the thickness and scratch resistance remain the same as the previous generation Gorilla Glass Victus, the company says the new composition will help protect the displays from falls on rough surfaces
By reworking the audio driver design as well as how the sound emerges, Sony is attempting to sort the persistent limitation that compact wireless speakers have – a wide soundstage
With Twitter’s plan to morph into a subscription service, availability of the app and quick subscription options will gain even more importance
While there has been a slight decrease from last year, there still seems to be a preference for PCs over mobiles as the platform and device of choice, for serious gamers
Apple has distinguished the Apple TV devices based on connectivity, storage, and smart home capabilities. The expanded video streaming support and gaming remain consistent
JioCinema promised free streaming of the FIFA World Cup in 4K resolution, but the Viacom18-owned over-the-top (OTT) service has since struggled to deliver an interruption-free streaming experience
In theory, wider adoption of technology provides more data for correct decision making, particularly when things are as close as a kneecap being offside
If this is indeed the beginning of the end for social media giants Twitter, perhaps the only thing left to do is tweet about it?
The generational upgrades include faster and supposedly more frugal performance, as well as increased dependence on artificial intelligence for core tasks such as image processing
Not exactly inexpensive, but the Nothing Ear (stick) is banking on the uniqueness of design and the simplicity that comes with stripping away a lot of features
It has been surprising that even though mobile gaming is incredibly popular, there is no genuine competition to the Apple Arcade subscription service, which makes this an all-inclusive gaming buffet
For excellent battery stamina and a much-awaited large display in a non-Pro iPhone, the iPhone 14 Plus isn’t making compromises
Generational upgrades for the Omen gaming laptop series become simpler, because of the robust foundations
For a first effort at a rugged, multisport and multiactivity watch for the enthusiasts, the Apple Watch Ultra is doing a few things better than the category bigwigs
The ability to club existing and new groups into Communities should clean the WhatsApp chat window significantly and there are new privacy measures too
The rarity of head tracking for controlling music playback and calls in wireless earbuds, is enough to put the Noise IntelliBuds in the spotlight
It remains to be seen whether Google will make a tweaked push for a billing system implantation at a later date for Indian app developers, or follows the Korea model
Most of the Galaxy Buds2 Pro’s headline functionality, including 24-bit audio and head tracking for immersive sound, work exclusively with Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones
Twitter executives are already on the way out, and big changes in content moderation policies as well as eliminating bots and spam accounts are expected
The update for the iCloud website is primarily meant for iPhone or iPad users who may otherwise have a Windows or Chrome OS computing device, to quickly access mails from their iCloud account
WhatsApp was unavailable for users for about two hours, making this the longest outage the service has faced
The Aspire 7 is priced at ₹62,990 and you would expect a premium laptop experience after spending as much. But that’s where it falls short, without actually dropping the ball elsewhere
By weighing in on Russia’s war against Ukraine, China’s standoff with Taiwan and claiming 75% of Twitter’s workforce will be fired once he takes over, it is hard to not notice Elon Musk. Reports suggest an uncomfortable US government is mulling national security reviews for Musk’s deals
Wireless data transfers and LED notifications are making a comeback. Other features might too, as phone makers return some of what was lost in the race to be slimmer and faster.
Messages for Android is getting a new logo, alongside new functionality. The Voice Message Transcription feature is being made available on more phones, while individual message replies will be available in the coming weeks