Nandagopal Rajan

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7,500 patents & counting…How Samsung’s Bengaluru centre fires up innovation

“We also look into multiple team-based ideation workshops, whereby a couple of people work together on products already in the field but with room for innovation. That's also part of my job.”

When it comes to its own employees, the success rate has been much higher for obvious reasons. “If we look into last five years, I see the 50% of the people are first-time innovators and about 27% have less than five years of experience.”

Beyond text: Hotmail founder’s new app aims to connect job seekers with employers, using video

The Showreel app can be used to create more natural video resumes for job applications that offer much more context than just text, but also to pitch a startup idea or just to find a partner for yourself.

Entrepreneurial spirit biggest asset of Indian developers: Eshwar Vangala, senior director-worldwide developer relations, Apple

“The current crop of developers is so keen to take an idea and turn it into an incredibly successful app,” Vangala says, speaking on a call with The Indian Express.

Wansview W101 1080P Webcam: Versatile and affordable external webcam

At Rs 1,990, this webcam works with all video calling software and has a simple plug-and-play function

This is also why a lot of us, who need to be visible on video calls, are investing in better external cameras for their laptops.

OnePlus Buds Z: Balanced music, easy to use

OnePlus Buds Z is a balanced set of earphones that will please all types of users

SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB: Move your data fast and safely

An external storage with a USB 3.1 Type A on one side and USB Type C on the other

This is when I got a little bit over ambitious and decided to see if the files would open on the iPad Pro as well as it too has a USB Type C port.

Don’t track: Apple’s upgrade can limit how much data Facebook can collect

Google uses a similar tech called Google Play Services ID for Android (GPS ADID) and even gives users the ability to reset this from their settings and even offers an opt out.

A lot of experts have been lauding the move by Apple as one that gives users the choice and control.

Under a Virus Cloud: Tech companies could soon start hedging against China as the sole manufacturing hub

Apple was among the first companies to announce the affect of virus on business with impact on both manufacturing and supply chain.

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Laptops are changing! Devices getting thinner having foldable screens with day-long battery life

With the Yoga 5G, Lenovo is promising 24 hours of battery life! Almost unheard of when we think in terms of laptops

Lenovo announced the ThinkPad X1 Fold, the first laptop with a foldable screen. (IE Photo)

Sony WI-1000XM2 is a stunning good device with high-definition audio quality

The Sony WI-1000Xm2 has a very familiar design. The neck band style has been quite popular and almost overtaken by the true wireless earbud models.

The Sony WI-1000Xm2 is all about customisation. A

Echo Auto: For Alexa, the car is a war zone compared to the home

India is only the second country after the US to get Amazon’s Echo Auto and that posed new challenges

2019 has been a year of transition

It was a year in which triple and even quad cameras almost became a norm.

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Sennheiser IE80 S BT: Audiophiles can be happy with wireless too

Sennheiser IE 80 S BT is an investment for those who value their music

Face recognition is changing how we unlock phones, authenticate transactions

In India, a bunch of financial services apps, from ICICI to Paytm Money and HDFC Bank, have started using face recognition, negating the need to enter a PIN for transactions

Apple, meanwhile, has been using Face ID, which is more complex than face unlock on Android phones, as it uses more layers of data. (Representational image)

The PC sweet spot: Friction-free computing could become the standard

Asus, showcased a bunch of new laptops and gaming computers powered by AMD’s Ryzen processors. What caught my attention was the fact that even the entry-level devices from the company were thin and not the spine-breakers we

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Blaupunkt SBWL-02 Soundbar review: Perfect size for perfect sound

This wireless soundbar is aimed at those who want to add a bit of oomph to their TV experience

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TikTok might be the video phenomenon Internet was waiting for

The rise of TikTok has certainly been worrying for Facebook, given that it has been struggling to keep the young, engaging, user on the platform.

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Canon Powershot G7X Mark III: The point-and-shoot has evolved

This is a camera that has evolved with the times and caters to the needs of present-day users with its connectivity, high-end video capability and ease of use features.

The camera uses Canon’s new DIGIC 8 Imaging Processor with a 1-inch stacked CMOS sensor.

As smartphone makers enter TV space, it could be the start of something big

As smartphone makers enter TV space, it could be the start of something big.

Apple iPhone 11: A good upgrade for anyone on iPhone 7

At Rs 64,900, the new iPhone 11 is priced lower than the previous iPhone XR, and it comes with a dual-camera at the back

The iPhone 11 is also a good handycam replacement because you can shoot 4K at 60FPS using both the lenses and this ability to switch to ultra-wide for video is seamless.

Asus Vivobook 14X403: A window device that is thin and powerful

The Asus Vivobook 14 X403 comes with a Full HD screen, which for me is one of the plus points of this device. The display is crisp and stunning at times.

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Apple has played some strategic pricing with new iPhone, but its trump card might be an older phone

Apple will be hoping that the improved cameras on its new phones—the iPhone 11 has two cameras and the iPhone 11 Pro models three lenses—will get at least its dedicated user base to upgrade.

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AirTamer Air Purifier: This air purifier gives some peace of mind

The AirTamer is a personal air purifier. Let, me clarify that for you: this is a small air purifier—the size of an MP3 player—that you wear as a neckpiece.

Next-gen telecom tech is almost here, but consumers need basic issues redressed

People expect extended battery life and extreme inbuilt storage to be standard for 5G devices, but first let’s see if 5G will let us make a drop-free voice call.

How Apple’s commitment to accessibility is triggering innovation

Apple is trying to de-hyphenate its products from each other. The Apple Watch, for instance, will now be able to run apps independently, and will not require the iPhone.

Apple’s focus on accessibility seems to have inspired its community of developers, too, especially the younger ones.

Dyson Lightcycle: The magic lamp of our times

Dyson Lightcycle is an intelligent desk light that is minimalist, practical and superbly functional

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Saregama Carvaan GO: Memories on the move

Saregama Carvaan Go is a small device about the size of your palm, almost like one of the MP3 players from the past

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