Nachiket Mhatre

Head of Reviews (Technology)

Growing up, I had a penchant for disassembling appliances; most of which couldn’t be reassembled successfully. My parents didn’t approve. Now, I leverage my lifelong pursuit of dissecting gadgets to write about tech. My parents still don’t approve.
Nachiket Mhatre

20 Jun 2021

Technology

Nintendo announces 'Mario Party Superstars' at E3 2021

Japanese video game giant Nintendo announced Mario Party Superstars for the Nintendo Switch at the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation recently. The 12th installment in the Mario Party series is slated to hit Nintendo's handheld console on October 29.

17 Jun 2021

Business

OnePlus is merging with OPPO, but will operate independently

OnePlus and OPPO are sister concerns owned by the Chinese parent group BBK Electronics. After increasingly close collaboration between the two brands over the years, OnePlus is officially merging with OPPO.

17 Jun 2021

Technology

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter loses safe harbor in India, and more

Twitter seems to have lost the dangerous game of chicken it has been playing with the Indian government.

16 Jun 2021

Technology

Source code for World Wide Web being auctioned as NFT

After memes and songs, it's the turn of the World Wide Web to be auctioned off as a non-fungible token or NFT. That doesn't mean the internet—which, in all practical terms, is controlled by Google—is being sold off, but rather the 9,500 lines of code constituting its original source code.

16 Jun 2021

Business

Twitter, Facebook under regulatory scanner for hosting unregulated adoption activity

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has officially intimated social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Telegram over what's alleged to be activities related to illegal adoption of COVID-19 orphans.

13 Jun 2021

Business

US earmarks billions for chip production as COVID-19 hits Taiwan

The US Senate passed the Endless Frontier Act, funneling billions to bolster local chip manufacturing and technology sectors. The legislation aims to keep the US competitive with China, which is also pumping billions into its semiconductor research and manufacturing.

11 Jun 2021

Technology

NewsBytes Briefing: Biden shows China some love, and more

US President Joe Biden's love hate relationship with China continues with his latest order revoking his predecessor Donald Trump's executive orders against Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat apps.

10 Jun 2021

Business

Tata Digital acquires 1mg to enter health and wellness space

After months of speculation, Tata Digital finally announced on Thursday that it will be acquiring a major stake in 1mg. It remains tight-lipped about the financial aspects of the acquisition, but this is a part of the company's overarching strategy to create a formidable digital ecosystem.

10 Jun 2021

Technology

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple keeps Android users in check, and more

"Don't call us, we'll call you," best describes the dynamics between Android and Apple users when it comes to the new cross-platform FaceTime update.

09 Jun 2021

Business

Microsoft reopens outlets as 'Experience Centers,' Retail won't be focus

Microsoft will sell consumer electronics and software products at physical locations across the world. The software giant will be setting up retail outlets dubbed as "Experience Centers" in New York City, London, and Sydney starting July.

09 Jun 2021

Technology

NewsBytes Briefing: The internet experienced a brief hiccup, and more

Several major news websites and social media platforms such as Reddit were down for about an hour starting 3 PM Indian Standard Time. The disruption was caused by cloud computing services provider Fastly experiencing technical difficulties with its services.

08 Jun 2021

Technology

All you need to know about Apple's SharePlay

The unrelenting global pandemic may have made it impossible to Netflix and chill, but Apple has a solution: SharePlay. The iPhone maker revealed the latest iOS 15 update to FaceTime at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

08 Jun 2021

Technology

Major websites including Amazon, The Guardian, CNN, Reddit down

A global internet outage (now resolved) was reported by several internet users around 3 PM Indian Standard Time. The disruption has affected a number of websites including news portals such as CNN, The New York Times, and The Guardian in addition to platforms such as Reddit.

08 Jun 2021

World

US study gives further credence to Wuhan Lab leak theory

After US President Joe Biden revealed that the intelligence community is now exploring the lab-leak hypothesis, a US government national laboratory has backed the theory postulating SARS-CoV-2 virus leaking from the virology labs in Wuhan, according to The Wall Street Journal report.

08 Jun 2021

Technology

NewsBytes Briefing: Tinder makes it easier for cheaters, and more

Tinder's very nature makes it unviable for cheaters. While fake profiles don't get you anywhere, using your real identity will get you spotted and ratted out by common friends.

06 Jun 2021

Technology

NewsBytes Explainer: Here's how graphene will transform smartphone technology

It's hard to miss graphene even if you are only tangentially interested in technology. This wonder material spans a mind-boggling spectrum of possible engineering applications that can radically improve commercial products.

06 Jun 2021

Technology

Government explores at-risk funding to expedite recombinant protein COVID-19 vaccine

The Indian Government placing an advance order for 30 crore doses of Biological E's new COVID-19 vaccine indicates a paradigm shift in its procurement policies.

05 Jun 2021

Technology

Nigeria suspends Twitter indefinitely after it censored President Muhammadu Buhari

Not long after Twitter deleted Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's tweet for violating its rules, the country's government revealed on Friday that it was "indefinitely" suspending the microblogging platform.

05 Jun 2021

Technology

Twitter earns final warning from Indian government following blue-tick purge

Earlier today, Twitter was banned indefinitely in Nigeria. It might meet the same fate in India if it continues escalating its feud with the Indian government.

05 Jun 2021

Technology

Twitter de-verifies, then restores verification for VP Venkaiah Naidu's account

Twitter is taking its war with the Indian government into high gear. After removing the verification badge of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu's personal account, the microblogging site restored it following uproar against the partisan move.

05 Jun 2021

Business

Trump calls Facebook's two-year ban an insult to American voters

On Friday, Facebook decided to suspend former US President Donald Trump's accounts on Facebook as well as Instagram for two years. The suspension will be counted from its actual enforcement which took place on January 7 this year and will continue until 2023.

Prev
1 2 3 4 5 6
Next