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After like decades I saw this old rotary dial phone in an office here in Chennai, India. The one in the picture here is an updated (latter-day) version compared to the earlier ones which were black in colour and made from bakelite. Dialling – we commonly use this word, but we may not realise its origin – it came from these phones as they have a rotary dial – using these phones had a charm, making us feel a bit snobbish in a nice way. I miss it! But then the number of wrong calls with these phones were painful…

A few years ago (in 2016) for my living room I purchased a Micromax 42″ TV at a cost of Rs.35,990 (USD 500) and my mom is quite happy with it for her viewing needs. The one downside with the…

Jio Phone

My parents are reluctant to adopt new technology. When my father was alive, he was comfortable in operating his TV, DTH Set-top box, and a cassette player, but the sophisticated gadget he had used was a digital music player. My…

The other day in my Phones (Google Pixel 2 and OnePlus 3T) I noticed an unknown Wi-Fi device (SSID) appearing in the list of Wi-Fi that I can connect to. I didn’t recognise the device, but something in the name was familiar, I was seeing my initials – I figured some device in my home network should be broadcasting this. Eliminating one by one, I narrowed down the behaviour to my Windows 10 PC (Asus Zenbook Laptop). Searching online, it became clear this was an out of the box behaviour of every Windows 10 PC – they broadcast a ‘new’…