5 items you must carry for your year-end vacation

Camera Well, you guessed it right. A traveller’s bag is incomplete without a good quality camera. True, most of us have smartphones these days which can click near-perfect pictures, but nothing can replace a good old-fashioned camera. Be it a budget-friendly point and shoot camera capable of recording full HD or even 4K videos or an advanced waterproof camera which can shoot underwater or a highly adjustable mirrorless gadget, a camera is the traveller’s best friend. (Image Source: Pixabay) 2/5 Power Bank The biggest challenge a traveller faces is to…

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5 fitness bands for a smart workout

Indian consumers bought 2.7 million units of wearables in 2017. While the demand for fitness trackers may have been subdued in 2018, enthusiasts swear by these gadgets. We take a look at the top five smart bands and watches that will make your workouts smarter. 1) Xiaomi Mi Band 3 The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is the latest in a series that has already made a name for itself in the fitness tracker space in India. It is accurate for step tracking, and the touchscreen helps navigate through the options on…

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5 budget smartphones that you should watch out for in 2019

Pranav Hegde While premium category phones like the iPhone Xs and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 crossed the Rs 1-lakh price point, companies like Oneplus and Nokia provided similar specifications for about half the price. But the real game changers were Chinese manufacturers who brought premium specifications in the budget segment. In 2019, the trend is likely to continue – and you will be spoiled for choice for power-packed phones under Rs 10,000. We take a look at 5 great budget buys for 2019 that will give you greater bang for your…

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Did we get financially wise in 2018? Here are a few money habits that can make 2019 better

Mrin Agarwal A new year has started and no doubt resolutions are being made and things are being planned. A new year, a new start and way to go! But hold on! Is something being planned for your finances? For that matter, what changed in your finances in 2018? The assessment from my sessions is that only a small percentage of people have actually made a change in their money habits. Here is what I observed in 2018: [“source-ndtv”]

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Chinese tech firms lay lower at CES 2019 amid trade tensions

The CES 2019 gadget show, which kicks off on January 6, will showcase the expanding influence and sway of China’s rapidly growing technology sector. But some of its firms are stepping back from the spotlight amid rising US national-security concerns over Chinese tech and a trans-Pacific trade war launched by President Donald Trump. Last year, a top executive of the Chinese telecom firm Huawei delivered a CES keynote address critical of AT&T’s abrupt cancellation of plans to sell a Huawei phone following espionage concerns raised by the US government. This…

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