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Cassette Player Gets A Reboot With Bluetooth

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When was the last time you used a cassette player? It’s hard to recall right? Probably, some of the new generations don’t even know what a Cassette player is. From 1979, when the first portable cassette player was introduced, we have witnessed tremendous innovations as to how music is produced and consumed. Read More.

Dr. Mysore Manjunath: Violin Has Become An Extension Of My Own Self

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Violin is an instrument known for its rich sound and its ability to be used in almost all forms or genres of music. It has the flexibility to fit generously into Indian Classical, European Classical, and even HipHop, EDM, Rock – you name it! I recently had an opportunity to talk with the violin maestro, Dr. Mysore Manjunath, a stalwart known for his world tours and fusion works with violin. During our conversation which lasted for almost an hour, he was kind enough to answer the ten questions I had for him about his music and life. Read More.

Is Your 20 Year Old USB Port Dead?

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It looks like the time is up for the 20 year old USB jack that we are all used to, as Intel has recently declared that its Thunderbolt 3 technology would be soon made royalty-free; to be exact, from 2018. Read More.

Vivo V5s: For Selfie-Lovers And Beyond

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The new Vivo V5s carries the tagline ‘Perfect Selfie’ on its box. True to its predecessors, the Vivo V5 and the Vivo V5 Plus, this new smartphone targets the ‘selfie-generation’ as several other brands have been doing off late. Our review attempts to find out if there is more to this phone than just that. Read More.

Nokia 3310 VS Its Cheap Lookalike

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We recently came across a Nokia 3310 lookalike made by an Indian manufacturer ‘Darago’. Being called as Darago 3310, it looks pretty much similar to the actual re-designed Nokia 3310. In-fact, its only when you actually place these two devices next to each other and have a look at the display, that you get to know how awful the Darago 3310 is. Well, this would definitely be the case when we compare a Rs 799 phone with an authentic Nokia 3310 which is priced at Rs 3,310. Read More.

Here’s What You Need To Know About Roli Lumi

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Producing music on the go has nowadays become a more common thing than ever thanks to the technological innovations and professional gears available to almost everyone, and a plenty of audio technology companies on the rise. Amidst all these came Roli, which sort of revolutionised the way we play keyboard. Its Seaboard series borrowed the traditional keyboard design and infused it with some of the cool tricks and modulation effects that are more commonly known to a violinist or a guitarist. Read More.

Pokémon GO: Walk Five Kilometers, Hatch An Egg

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Pokémon GO – no introduction is needed about the game that stormed the Android and iOS smartphone market across the globe. While most of us take it as a game (which it is), can we also consider it as a perfect motivation to stay fit? Maybe Yes! Read More.

9 Ways How iPhone Changed The Smartphone Industry

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Even now, the words of Steve Jobs ‘an iPod… a phone… an internet communications device…’ still reverberates in ours minds; the vision and the dream of the man of creating a device that fuelled the aspirations of both geeks and lay users alike.  Oh boy! What’s even more captivating is that the legacy continues even nine years after Steve Jobs launched that first device. In terms of style, substance and technology, the iPhone has been ahead of the technology curve. The man who visioned this is no more, but his legacy continues. Read More.

Garbage City: Mysore's Makeshift Dump Yards

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It’s something we’ve all become quite immune to: little mounts of garbage lining pavements, larger hillocks of trash gracing street corner, roads littered with debris and filth of unknown provenance. One thing is clear: waste is seriously mismanaged in India and an indication of a failure of civic sense as well as governance. Mysore is one city where this failure is clearly evident, especially in the empty lands outside the city that have over the years been colonised by ton upon ton of solid waste. Read More.

How To Edit Maschine MIDI Data Directly On Logic Pro X?

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Ever wondered how to edit the MIDI data recorded on Native Instruments Maschine easily in sync with your project in Logix Pro X without having to toggle between them? You can follow this simple step by step tutorial to achieve this without any confusions. Read More.

When Is Your Actual Birthday Google?

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Google has an awesome birthday doodle up on its search engine homepage, denoting its 18th birthday. Yes. Google turned adult today, i.e., on Sept 27, and when is the last date you remember Google celebrating its birthday? Read More.

3.5mm Audio Jack May Soon Be History, Thanks To CDLA

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Most of us grew up by listening to music on cassettes, CDs, MP3 Players, and now smartphones. However, the audio jack has always been the same old 3.5 mm jack, which has its history dated back to the 19th century. Read More.

This New Material Can Make Your Smartphone Unbreakable

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What happens when your smartphone falls? Well, most of the time, it breaks. Though smartphone manufacturers are experimenting with different materials including space grade aluminium, breaking a smartphone seems to be a pretty easy task. But, have no fear! Scientists have recently discovered a new material which can be used in manufacturing smartphones that are less likely to break. Read More.

Is '7' A Bad Number For Smartphones?

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Samsung has been in the limelight with the explosion of recently launched Galaxy Note 7 handsets. The company even took the device off the shelf, after the number of explosion reports increased, which was mainly due to a battery issue. Having witnessed all these, a Reddit user, on the other hand, has recently reported the explosion of an Apple iPhone 7, and he even posted a picture of his coworker’s new iPhone 7, completely burnt. Read More.