Vishal Mathur is Technology Editor for Hindustan Times. When not making sense of technology, he often searches for an elusive analog space in a digital world.
Articles by Vishal Mathur
Even as Silicon Valley and the world beyond struggles to make sense of OpenAI’s turmoil, we must remember these very folks are tasked with building artificial general intelligence (AGI)
Unfortunately, this human power struggle is something AI cannot resolve. Microsoft is mediating, which isn’t a surprise as the tech giant has a lot at stake
This symbolises an already complex iPad accessory ecosystem and while a lower price tag is welcome, feature distinction won’t be easy to keep tabs on
There are significant material and composition changes to keep up with the times, and at the same time, Asics have managed to reduce its weight and improve a reassuring footprint
Humane’s AI Pin which starts pre-orders on November 16 is a big leap for wearables, but does it answer the existential question at the heart of all AI?
There are data security concerns with Sunbird’s iMessage-to-Android bridge service underlier for Nothing Chats
Physical keys are being used as an alternative to the vulnerable safewords-and-characters approach. The real game-changer, though, is virtual passkeys. See why.
Android tablets needed a change, and that’s effectively under way. OnePlus Pad Go is playing the ecosystem card effectively, whilst competing with price corrected rivals from a segment above
Stockholm-based Truecaller has grown, clocking 356 million active users globally across Android and iPhone. Quite an achievement for something that started as a project to try and solve a problem
Considering big leaps AI models take with each generational update, simply leaving AI safety, accuracy and fail-safes to be measured by voluntary commitments of AI companies, wasn’t enough anymore
The research paper, titled ‘APG: Audioplethysmography for Cardiac Monitoring in Hearables’, details the experimental tech that uses a low intensity ultrasound probing signal routed via an ANC
The M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max include significant improvements in terms of raw performance, graphics capabilities and on the MacBook series
Prices for the 14-inch MacBook Pro start at ₹1,69,900 for the M3, ₹1,99,900 for the M3 Pro and ₹3,19,900 for the M3 Max
While wearables as an ecosystem have seen focus on smartwatches and fitness bands, it is the more discreet and comfortable smart rings that potentially can deliver on more utility
We’ve spent years willing Samsung to push innovation with foldables. That’s changed. OnePlus’ fresh take will now have them pushing the innovation envelope on Samsung, Google and everyone else
There is a perception that Marshall’s audio products sport premium price tags. Comparisons with AirPods Pro 2nd gen, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 and Sony WF-1000XM4 reveal the fallacy of preconceived notions
Google is betting on AI as a definer for photography, with a chip that largely keeps heat in check, and displays defining both Pixel phones that carry similarities amidst subtle differentiation
You don’t have to spend flagship-esque amounts of money to get fully-automated sweeping and mopping, in one robot vacuum cleaner
The Firefly generative AI tool will now bolt on content credentials to each image generated or edited to help trace ownership
As it completes 25 years, Google’s dominance of search must now navigate rapidly changing dynamics. Competition comes not just from search engines, but also chatbots and assistants vying for usage, as well as changing user preferences.
Imaging AI tools have developed significantly greater competence and can do a lot more, beyond generating images
A sequence of events set in motion in July last year when Stability AI’s Stable Diffusion, Midjourney and OpenAI’s Dall-E text to image models were unlocked for users to try out, is showing no signs of slowing down
As Canva updates an already versatile designing suite, there’s focus on deeper integration with generative AI including Dall-E, Imagen by Google, MurfAI and Soundraw
Apple has released the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, which offer significant upgrades compared to the previous iPhone 14 models. The non-Pro phones now have features and performance on par with last year's Pro models, including the powerful A16 Bionic chip and a 48-megapixel camera system. Other improvements include a brighter display, USB-C connectivity, and the removal of the notch in favor of a Dynamic Island. Prices remain the same as last year's models, making these phones a good value for those looking to upgrade. However, the lack of a higher refresh rate display may be a downside for some users. Overall, the iPhone 15 is a big step forward for Apple.
With wireless earbuds, smartwatch and a GaN fast charger, Nothing’s letting a sub-brand tackle hotly contested ecosystem categories
A more powerful processor, a titanium build, an action button instead of the ring mode toggle and camera updates are the big steps forward. Still, evolutions rather than any full-blown revolution
Laptops, desktops, tablets and even CPUs are in the midst of an era of radical design change. Vishal Mathur explores what, why, and what’s next.
The Windows 11 update rolling out next week isn’t just another update. It adds a thicker layer of AI to apps you use regularly. With Surface device updates for the year, caution reigns with little appetite for experimentation
Somewhat overshadowed by the more capable conversational AI chatbots, the Alexa voice assistant on our phones, smart TVs and smart speakers, is now showing willingness to keep pace
The timing of Surface computing device chief Panay’s departure from Microsoft comes with its own layer of intrigue, more so since the tech giant has a Surface keynote later this week