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'OK, Google'... you are t2's new friend. Here’s what we like about Google Home

“Who was Louis XVI?” After five minutes, my wife sauntered in with a demand: “Give me the news bulletin.” But it was not me who they turned to. Not even to Amazon Echo speakers in the adjoining rooms. All attention was on Google Home. 
May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Samsung scores a goal with four new launches

Not one but four new phones have arrived from Samsung. Yes, the OnePlus launch is fresh in our minds but Samsung has enough arsenal to fight the battle and the South Korean company has enough R&D tricks to win customers over. Manu Sharma, vice-president, Samsung India, spoke to t2 after the launch of Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+, Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8.
Mathures Paul May 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Fix a computer long distance

I often get phone calls from my friends asking for help with their computers. The other day, someone called because he was staring at a blue screen on his computer, often referred to as the Blue Screen of Death. Other problems include not being able to connect to the Internet, or the connection being too slow or the WiFi dropping the device repeatedly. Older friends often delete files by mistake and are in a quandary over it.
Surit Doss May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Racing to the beats of music

Driving down a long stretch of empty road with music blasting from the speakers and the wind in your hair is what a perfect drive means to many of us. How would you feel about having the luxury of choosing the time and place for it? If that appeals to you, check out the app Beat Racer, which lets you drive through a beautiful neon world to the beats of music.
Karan R. Gaikwad May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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This is a musical racer game where you use your own music to create a unique experience. The shape, the speed and the mood of each ride is determined by the song you choose. You can be one of 14 different characters in the game.
May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

High on cool

Fitbit’s latest wearable device, the Versa, builds on the fundamentals of the Ionic, its flagship and more feature-rich sibling. It’s easier on the wallet than the Ionic and the Apple Watch as well, but it’s not without compromises.  
Tushar Kanwar May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

OnePlus 6 — The phone that makes Amitabh Bachchan feel ‘superior’ — is here

Mobile phone brands talk about being “disruptive” but few have taken the word seriously. Having entered only four years ago, OnePlus has managed to become the phone most wait for, for of its killer features and sturdiness at down-to-earth prices. The company comes up with only one phone every year (besides an upgrade) and it manages to take the challenge to its competition — Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi and Honor. Vikas Agarwal (inset), OnePlus India’s general manager, spoke to t2 after the launch of OnePlus 6 in Mumbai on Thursday evening.
Mathures Paul May 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Super Fortnite

Fortnite season 4 has arrived with a superhero theme and the t2 campus team can’t keep calm!
May 15, 2018 00:00 IST

In public, stay protected

What precautions should I take when I use a public WiFi?
Surit Doss May 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Lights, camera, action

Action cameras are increasingly becoming popular with adventure seekers. However, you don't need to be a mountaineer, bungee jumper or an extreme sports aficionado to appreciate these little cameras. The rugged design - these cameras can survive a brush with gravel or rock unscathed, have waterproof cases and accessories that can attach it to your gear or the handle of a bike - helps these cameras score over your smartphone camera.
Prasun Chaudhuri May 14, 2018 00:00 IST

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This action camera is a high-definition digital motion video recording device, an ideal one for rock climbers and those who participate in extreme sports, you can take pictures underwater with this camera as well as attach it to your car or bike to record video. It captures high-quality 12MP photos and 4k video. Control your camera remotely with built-in WiFi as well as view and share your contents. The camera can also be connected to computers, television sets and projectors.
May 14, 2018 00:00 IST

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