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Tech et Jeux Vidéo
Gadgets & Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos August 2019

From the Internet to the iPod, from cell phones to laptops, technology rules the lives of urban Indians. Gadgets and Gizmos, a monthly magazine, cuts through the techno-babble by simplifying complicated technology into easy to understand information bytes that readers can use in buying and planning their technology. It uses its state-of-the-art test lab to put the latest gadgets through the toughest drills and then pronounces its verdict for readers. Because technology should make life simpler, not more complex.

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2 min.
first take

AIWA, the Japanese consumer electronics brand, has re-entered the Indian market. It plans to sell its premium Smart 4K ultra high definition LED TVs, smart home audio systems, wireless headphones and personal audio products in the country. To keep up with the rapid pace of technological advancements and product development in today’s market, AIWA will introduce its unique and innovative products that promise to be simple, affordable user-friendly and equipped with the latest technology. AIWA LED TVs start at ₹7,999 and go up to ₹1,99,000. Of all the products available in India, TVs will be assembled in Delhi, while the rest of the audio products will be sourced from China, Taiwan and Korea. AIWA products will be available online as well as offline, including large format retail stores. The products went on sale…

2 min.
google launches nest hub in india

Google is expanding its hardware portfolio in the Indian market. The technology giant has launched the first ‘Made by Google’ smart display – Nest Hub. Priced at ₹9,999, the Google Nest Hub will be available in Chalk and Charcoal colour variants across partner retailers, including Flipkart, Croma, Reliance and TATA Cliq. The launch offer will entitle users to receive a Google Assistant compatible Mi Home security camera, which can only be available at Flipkart and Tata Cliq. Google had launched the smart speakers – Google Home and Mini – in India in April last year. Powered by the Google Assistant, this is the first smart display device form Google that brings help at a glance — use voice to get the best of Google: Search, Calendar, Maps, YouTube, Google Photos and…

4 min.
tech that cares

DO WE STILL TRUST tech giants after the massive privacy violation on Facebook? Virtual assistants are already under fire as the likes of Alexa have been eavesdropping on us all the while. And the latest threat seems to come from Google. Its parent company Alphabet is reportedly planning to develop a Toronto neighbourhood as an epitome of a data-driven smart city and experts are voicing their concerns about how personal data can be used to create mayhem. This is especially worrisome as Google has masterminded the project. From search, e-mail, maps and entertainment to hardware and software and connected technology, this ubiquitous tech behemoth has rapidly become the backbone of our digital existence. Now that Google is planning to track your every move (via smart city technology), it can become…

5 min.
make them strong

We live in a digital age where just about every retailer, bank, credit agency, website and social media platform is under attack. Like it or not, hackers can easily crack our passwords, access our smart devices, steal our data and hijack our identities. Of course, companies try to protect us from malicious attacks by adding two-factor authentication (2FA) and best-in-class encryptions. Besides, several predict that physical passwords will soon be obsolete and biometrics will kick in. But until then, we should try and shield ourselves from cybercriminals by using passcodes which cannot be cracked easily. Are They Secure? If you think your password is difficult to crack, let us take a short quiz and find out. Do you have the same password for your e-mail login, social media accounts, shopping sites and…

2 min.
android one warrior

There are plenty of Android phones, but not many Android One smartphones. The latter is a near-stock version of the Android platform released by Google, has a clean user interface (UI) and comes with a promise of timely security and software updates for two years. While most manufacturers prefer to have custom UI, Nokia is committed to the Android One programme. Interestingly, Nokia 2.2 is the most affordable Android One smartphone in the Indian market (not to be confused with Android Go, designed for low-spec devices). This one sports a 5.71-inch HD+ display with 400-nits brightness. There are thin bezels on the sides and a teardrop selfie notch at the top. The power button and the volume key are on the right panel; the audio port is at the top and…

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entertainment in 4k

You cannot do without a powerful home theatre nowadays if you are addicted to the endless high-resolution content streamed by OTT players. The options: Either invest in a 4K TV or go for a movie-grade projector like the W1700M from BenQ. In spite of its price point, the high-spec device offering active 3D support is worth a look for the excellent viewing experience. The all-plastic design looks premium, and at 4.2 kg, it is much more compact than many of its genre. There are grills at the front and the sides, and the heat extraction happens through the left grill. The projection lens sits at front right; all physical controls, along with the manual dials for adjusting focus and zoom, are at the top and the connectivity ports are placed at…