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ZTE’s $40 Maven 2 gets Android 7.1.1 before the Galaxy S8

ZTE’s Maven 2 might be a super-cheap, low-end phone, but it can now has something that even some flagships like Galaxy S8 don’t have: Android 7.1.1 OS. The device has started receiving an update that bumps the OS version from 6.0 Marshmallow to 7.1.1 Nougat. AT&T is pushing out the update to units on its network. Carrying a build number of Z831V1.0.0B29 ... Read More »

How many days until Christmas? The 2017 festive countdown has started

WE’RE more than halfway through the year and the shops will soon be gearing up and stacking their shelves ready for Christmas. It’s never too early to stock up on decorations and presents or start making your list for Santa, as Christmas 2017 is in fact a mere 144 DAYS away. GETTY IMAGES Starting preparations early can help make the festive period ... Read More »

Model 3 review roundup: Tesla’s $35,000 car lives up to the hype

After years of speculation, intrigue, and a seemingly endless stream of rumors, Tesla’s highly anticipated Model 3 is finally here. Impressively — and perhaps somewhat surprisingly — Tesla actually managed to begin early deliveries of its $35,000 car on time, a welcome change of pace given the delays that plagued both the Model S and the Model X. What makes ... Read More »

When WWW Trumps IRL: Why it’s now impossible to pretend the internet is somehow less real

MAGIC AND LOSS: THE INTERNET AS ART BY VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN SIMON & SCHUSTER 272 PP; $35 THE AMBIVALENT INTERNET: MISCHIEF, ODDITY, AND ANTAGONISM ONLINE BY WHITNEY PHILLIPS & RYAN M. MILNER POLITY 240 PP; $26.95 Mainstream tech writing has until recently played coy with the online/offline divide, maintaining them as separate spheres. Offline was IRL – “In Real Life” – ... Read More »

AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 64 will cost $499 and battle the GeForce GTX 1080

After months of anticipation, AMD on Sunday finally unveiled its Vega gaming GPU lineup that it expects will put the company back into the high-end graphics card game. Here are the details on Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56. The $499 Radeon RX Vega 64 will feature 64 compute units, 4,096 stream processors, and 8GB of advanced HBM2 memory ... Read More »

Chawla De Mashoor Special Naan: The Best Place to Eat Amritsari Chur-Chur Naan in Delhi

The alluring view of ‘thick and squishy dough with rich green coriander leaves embedded in it, transforming into a crisp stuffed naan inside a clay oven (tandoor) and then drenched in melting butter and profusely crushed in crisp bites’ is enough to cajole you into ordering this exotic North Indian delicacy, known as the Chur-Chur Naan , even if you’re not hungry. The best place to ... Read More »

Khad Ka Pind: The Rajasthani Meat Delicacy Cooked Underground

Rajasthan is renowned for its lavish vegetarian fare. It is the birthplace of a variety of vegetarian delicacies like Gatte ki sabzi, Dal Baati Choorma and the famous lehsoon ki chutney. While celebrating  its grand vegetarian palette, we often tend to forget the great non-vegetarian legacy that the state boasts of. Be it the laal maas, the Jungli maas or the ... Read More »

Spousal Report Review: One of the last ‘real SUVs,’ the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is a purpose-built tool with a single fatal flaw

Looking the part of a capable off-roading SUV, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner Limited has a chrome-dipped face and big 20-inch wheels. Nothing screams adventure quite like a 2017 Toyota 4Runner. One of the few truck-based, body-on-frame SUVs left, the 4Runner is built for serious off-roading rather than suburban shuttling. More refined than a Jeep Wrangler, larger and more accommodating than a Jeep Grand ... Read More »

Why an apple a day keeps the doctor away

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, goes the good old adage. This luscious red fruit is packed with nutrients and helps fight all kinds of ailments. And, of course, the freshly picked ripe apples taste sweet and juicy in every bite. But what are the many health benefits of apples and what is the right way to have ... Read More »

12 takeaways from the IIM Bill. All you need to know

IIMs would become institutes of national importance with power to grant degrees. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Bill 2017 to allow them greater autonomy and empower them to grant degrees instead of diplomas as is the practice now. Here are the key features of the much debated IIM bill: 1) ... Read More »