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If PUBG is too intense for you, try this game out first. It is simple to navigate with all the buttons on screen and - more important - you are pitched against only 49 other users and have to survive a 10-minute match. That's a quick game to hone all your skills before an intense battle. The basics of the battle royale remain the same - you're dropped on a remote island and need to find weapons and medkits as well as stay inside the safe zone to win.
Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Designed to impress

Amazon has stolen a bit of a march on the smart speaker space with its focus on Alexa-enabled devices (and their skills) in India, but the speakers so far were clearly smart speakers first, and just didn’t sound as good as dedicated speakers. Harman Kardon’s Allure is the answer, though it’s quite possibly the most unique-looking smart speaker yet.
Tushar Kanwar Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Minimise your digital footprint

You do not need a whistleblower to tell you that sites like Google and Facebook are storing your data and there is always the danger that such data may be harvested for profit. Have you not willingly given your consent whenever you have subscribed to an online magazine or bought things on the Net? How many times have you responded in the affirmative when asked, "continue with Facebook?" or "continue with Google?" All these operations take place with your data being stored, but there is a way to minimise your Web footprint.
Surit Doss Apr 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Energy flow, an ode to Tesla

American inventor Nikola Tesla was the first person who envisioned wireless charging technology way back in 1891. Tesla dreamed of supplying power through the air by creating a magnetic field between two circuits, a transmitter and a receiver.
Prasun Chaudhuri Apr 16, 2018 00:00 IST

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This is an ultra-slim UFO-shaped crystal clear wireless charging pad with LED light. It features double protection against damage to your device. Sensors detect the level of heat produced by both the charger and your device to prevent overheating. 
Apr 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Start-up chronicles

An invitation had arrived in the t2oS inbox to attend Maker Village in Kochi in late March. Village? Well, what greeted us was a massive building at Kinfra Hi-Tech Park. “A number of wonderful pitches get made every year. You will be surprised to know that recently we had an excellent idea (about containing forest fires) pitched by a Class IX student but we couldn’t accommodate him because he needs to finish school,” Maker Village CEO Prasad Balakrishnan Nair told us.
Mathures Paul Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Pool pals

Garmin, best known for its navigation tools, is coming up strongly as a maker of smartwatches. It is using its expertise with geographical location to design apps to track a host of activities. The Vivoactive 3 comes with more than 15 preloaded sports apps that encourage you to get active and track your activity.
Abhijit Mitra Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

t2 helps you fill your goody bag with gizmos this Poila Baisakh

Apple has announced the launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition (coming to India in May), the new generation of iPhone in a stunning red finish. Both phones sport a beautiful glass enclosure, now in red, with a matching aluminium band and a sleek black front.  
Apr 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Fix for iPhone's auto-correct bug

The easiest way is to turn it off from Settings-General-Keyboard, and toggle Auto-Correction to off. You could also turn off Predictive text from here. But this is not the best way. After all, your iPhone is just trying to learn from you. Over time, misspellings have added up in your iPhone's dictionary and that has compounded your frustration.
Surit Doss Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

Be the hero and save a princess

There are times when you crave a game just because you have nothing else to do. Will Hero is the perfect fit for such situations. It is an exciting new game with a few unique mechanics.
Karan R. Gaikwad Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

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You are Mad Dex, little but brave. The love of your life has been kidnapped by a merciless monster that has taken over the city. Use your special parkour abilities to overcome obstacles, avoid traps and beat bosses. Run, jump, stick to walls and fend off your evil foes' deadly attacks. Fight your way to the big bad monster and save your girlfriend.
Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST


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