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Category Archives: Tech

A journey from Lahore to Hyderabad 

  Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India’s partition but here is a first-hand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who went on to become one of the first officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The…

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GoPro Hero 5 Black: Jazz up your moments with ‘QuickStories’ app 

New Delhi: If you are an adventure enthusiast or an avid biker, want to shoot your experience and post videos on social media platforms seamlessly, here comes “GoPro Hero 5 Black” that has 4K video and voice control capabilities. As Indian travellers look for handy cameras with high-end features, US-based GoPro has developed a video-editing mobile…

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Vivo V7+: Superb 24MP ‘selfie’ camera with bezel-less display

  Mumbai: To lure the selfie-loving generation in India, Vivo V7+ is now here, offering a 24MP front camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and an aspect ratio of 18:9 for more viewing space and a better immersive experience while browsing videos and playing games. Bezel-less devices began gaining popularity with premium smartphones such as Samsung…

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Amazons: Myths, realities and significance of the wondrous woman warriors 

  Title: Amazons – The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World; Author: John Man; Publisher: Bantam Press/Penguin Random House; Pages: 320; Price: Rs 699 Myths can have great staying power, even beyond their original catchment area. This one began as a major concern (or even worry) of Ancient Greece’s patriarchal society and then spread…

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Coolpad Cool Play 6: Heavy-duty phone at reasonable price

  New Delhi: Be it for gaming, chatting on social media, or watching videos and movies, almost everybody — not just a fortunate few — now needs a heavy-duty phone that works fast without screaming for a battery charge after a few hours of use. Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad’s Cool Play 6, launched in India for…

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A ‘handy’ guide to human behaviour 

  Title: Hands: What We Do with Them – and Why; Author: Darian Leader; Publisher: Penguin Random House UK; Pages: 128; Price: Rs 499 If you think the current trend of people, publicly and privately, paying ferocious attention to their smartphones or other hand-held devices and furiously typing, clicking or scrolling away is technology making…

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