Posted on February 4, 2018. Filed under: BLOGGING CONTEST, contest, INDIBLOGGER | Tags: |

It is fitting that indiblogger came up with the great contest with great prizes from BOSE in the month of January. This is the month when we as Indians take pride in honouring one of the greatest sons of India, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary on the 23rd. Then on the 26th of the month we celebrate the Republic Day. But this contest relates to another BOSE which has Indian origins and is synonymous with great innovations in the field of sound which also finds favour with space travellers.


It was more than ten years ago that I got my first mobile phone and it amazed me. There was no touchscreen, there was no expandable memory, there was no camera but it has the power to replace my wrist watch and the alarm clock. But I wanted more. Then after some years, I got my first true smartphone which came with all things that all the bells and whistles. It had a music player, a good camera and a touch screen. No longer I had to go to the computer to check my mails. Also, life became much more exciting with the things called ‘apps’ (applications) that could be downloaded and installed on the phone.

In course of time, the mobile phone became even smarter with an operating system that had the power to take the battle to the ones that powered our computers. The mobile phone spelt the death for devices like the digital cameras and the portable music players. I was happy to carry with me just one device in place of different gadgets. The apps have truly become indispensable and the touchscreens have become more responsive. Yet there was something missing. One still had to wake the phone up and go through the menus and the apps to get it to work. The fingers had to work overtime with the taps, touches and the swipes !

Then entered the virtual assistant from Google called unsurprisingly Google Assistant that promised to give the fingers much needed respite. The virtual assistant just needs to hear commands and like the genie that obeyed its master, this too does the trick. But we are not so easily satisfied.

There are times when it is too much of a pain even to press one key or even squeeze the phone to activate the genie, i.e. the virtual assistant. This prompted BOSE to introduce the Quiet Comfort 35 Wireless Headphones II. In the past BOSE launched many great headphones and earphones. So what is the difference now? The QC35 is truly smart with the Google Assistant built-in to make life easier for the master. The new headphones are truly like the lamp that held the genie. But this genie cannot go outside.

Now while I am doing something, there is no need to wake the phone to go through the messages, alerts and reminders or even calendar entries. A simple touch to the headphones will activate the Google Assistant. In a way that does not attract the attention of the others, the Assistant shall read me out what I want.The great innovation is future ready. Of course, the QC 35 continues in the BOSE tradition of providing great sound to the ears.

In future, there might not be need to even touch the headphones to start the assistant. A simple voice command will suffice as in case of smart speakers of today.






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Posted on November 27, 2016. Filed under: contest, GIVEAWAY | Tags: |

I am always on the lookout for new giveaways and contests online. I came across the fantastic many years ago while taking part in a giveaway. This site of Justin Germino is not just for giveaways but there are reviews and also information relating to the world of digital technology.

There is a fantastic giveaway where a Playstation 4 Pro is offered and the giveaway is going to end in a few days. Along with there are others like Togoo Tech, Jaypee Online, Kworld and Hamswan who are also linked to this giveaway. I also, like to become a co-host of this giveaway.

All the giveaways are listed here

A few simple tasks need to be completed for a chance to take home the PS4 Pro

Dragon Blogger Technology and Entertainment has partnered with Togoo Tech, Jaypee Online, Kworld and Hamswan to bring you a PlayStation 4 Pro Giveaway which includes an accessory pack including Kworld Gaming Earbuds and the Hamswan 2.4ghz Wireless Gaming Headset.


One winner will receive the PlayStation 4 PRO with 1TB hard drive and this is the newer PlayStation 4 Pro that releases on November 10th 2016, not the original PS4.  This PS4 PRO has a more powerful GPU as well as faster GDDR RAM and is better able to support PlayStation VR games if you add a PlayStation VR later.  This giveaway is open internationally with some conditions so see the official rules on the Dragon Blogger Giveaway page for more information on International rules for the giveaway.


Enter Now For Your Chance to Win a PlayStation 4 PRO

PlayStation 4 Pro and Goodie Pack Giveaway

Good Luck.

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Posted on January 13, 2016. Filed under: contest, TECHNOLOGY | Tags: , , , , |

(I submitted a post with the same title and accidentally or rather in a careless act, the post got deleted. I am posting it once again.)

When I watched the Star Wars many years ago, it was like being transported into a magical and occasionally a frightening world, different from the world I live in. The start and the ending of the movie and the display of the credits etc. is still fresh in my memory. Of course, the gadgets and the gizmos had a deep impact and as some of the characters. Star Wars were the movies that my parents allowed me and my siblings to watch in a theatre near my home since those were deemed safe! That bering back memories when the world was very innocent and people (me,including were more human!)  George Lucas, still for me is the man who has the power to create magic on the screen even after all these years since the launch of the first Star Wars movie.

HP or Hewlett-Packard is one brand that I am very closely attached to. The first CD writer at home came from HP and so is the laptop that my 70 year old mother uses today. Of course, at the place of work, there are many printers that proudly display the HP logo. To mark the release of the latest offering from Lucas as part of the Star Wars saga titled-The Force Awakens, HP is offering Star Wars branded laptops which not only look good from the outside but also have the innards to justify the co-branding. Indiblogger has offered a chance to win a great laptop from the HP-Star Wars lineup.

I have always wanted to have a laptop that would not only be portable but also be powerful enough to truly replace the desktop. The Sixth Generation Core i5 processor and the 8GB RAM offer the muscle to tear through any task. The brains provided by the latest iteration from Microsoft in the form of Windows 10 is a perfect combination. All this in a package that carries the rich legacy of HP is something that surely would guarantee the attention of others, sometimes rather enviously.

The large hard disc drive can store all my documents, music, videos and photos. The 2GB Graphics Memory courtesy NVIDIA along with the HDMI out can take care of all my presentation chores. I have over the years accumulated a large number of DVDs that can be played using the built-in DVD writer. I intend to get DVDs of all the Star Wars movies and show them to my son who can be truly be fascinated. I also can recollect the great time I had in the company of my siblings.   I can also make DVDs in a jiffy thanks to the 8X Super Multi DVD writer.

The Graphic card coupled with the B & O Audio technology and the true full HD display can make watch videos-online and offline a fun. I can occasionally play a racing game even as my wife starts to lament about my neglect of her and the home ! I can of course, make amends my making her connect with her friends and siblings using the likes of Skype.

The sound schemes for notifications can make the owner of the laptop truly different from others. I can use the  pre-loaded Aurebesh fonts to great effect while making notes and presentations that can make serious stuff become fun. I am also trying to find ways of using the images from Star Wars to make my students and son learn.

As far as the Pavilion X2 is concerned, the 10.1 inch touchscreen  can be separated from the keyboard and as a result a full fledged tablet and a laptop are combined into one great machine. My son recently shattered the display of my tablet and only a couple of days ago, I ordered a new tablet for my wife. The X2 can be my digital assistant . I can have class notes in the machine and that can reduce the use of papers. The machine can also help me get my daily fix from digital magazines.

The Pavilion X360, as the name suggests is a great machine that has a great display which can be rotated the full circle to suit my requirement. I can put a good movie on the 360 to soothe the hurt feelings of my wife and not worry about the viewing angles and she can rotate the screen instead of twisting her body doing some yoga move.

I have got my bases covered for all the great machines that HP has to offer to mark the release of the latest movie. HP has done it right to #AwakenYourForce. However, instead of my DarkSide, my fun side would awake !

Take a look at the great machines.

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Posted on October 12, 2015. Filed under: contest, GIVEAWAY | Tags: , |

It is a while I gave something of note to my wife as a gift to mark an occasion or just to make her see things differently ( that is another way of saying make her agree on something). I want to gift her a smartphone that combines many devices into one small and handy package. With my four year old son who often pushes Dennis the Menace into a distant second place thanks to his affection for all of my gadgets ranging from the smartphone to the laptop, I have to get a replacement for the tablet that used to provide the social fix to his mother. The LGNexus 5X seems to be ideal gift but the only constraint is the price that is beyond my budget priorities right now in the festive season.The thought of getting the device free and give it as a gift to my wife has given me the motivation to drop my hat in the ring.

My wife is not happy with my camera skills and she doesn’t want to carry cameras with her. She is trigger happy to say the least and the Nexus 5X with the superb opticals in the rear and the front should do the trick. The optics have been bumped to even take great photographs under low light conditions. There is also the ability to shoot videos in 4K resolution. Add to the hardware, the camera software has been bumped up to give better pictures.

My wife is extremely afraid of things like the chargers. She is always fearful of causing damage to the devices while charging and the reversible USB Type-C charger  with the Nexus 5X can make her more confident. Now she need not worry and also can have her that is the mobile charged up and ready ! The new Type-C USB pin also facilitates fast/rapid charging that can provide enough juice to the battery while she decides on the things to wear and apply while going out.

My wife, has of the late has been spending more time with her siblings and friends on the social networks. She likes to listen to music on the background.The 2GB of RAM coupled with the hexacore Snapdragon 64 bit processor has enough muscle to multitask smoothly. The Adreno GPU can also make watching videos a fun on the display that has a great resolution of 424 PPI.

The Nexus 5X is more than just a phone, it is something that can occupy my wife and keep her mind away from mundane and trivial things like me, at least for a while.

If only wishes were horses.

I am participating in the #ChampIsBack activity at BlogAdda

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Posted on February 18, 2015. Filed under: contest | Tags: |

Raising a child is a monumental task and it is no surprise that I and my wife have decided not to give any sibling to our son. It is really something that is beyond my comprehension when I think about my mother who had to grapple with four children in addition to her role as a teacher in a high school. My wife wonders when she talks about my mother-in-law who had to raise six girls, including my wife.

When my son was very young-months old, my wife had very little rest. The constant feeding and the demands disturbed her sleep pattern and mine too. The diapers helped not only my son to have a good sleep but also gave my wife to do other household chores.Of course, the burden on my purse was telling.There was also the problem of my son having rashes from the use of certain brands of diapers further adding to the parenting woes.

Since the doctor advised against the use of the airconditioner, putting my son to sleep in the summer months was really difficult. In the night, my wife would walk the entire length of the house with the baby in her arms and as the mercury soared, I had to bear the brunt.

As my son started to crawl and then walk, things became even more difficult when it came to bedtime. He simply would not want to sleep and this continued for months together. After this experience, me and my wife decided to switch off the lights and close the doors and my son could be put to sleep. My wife, a trained classical singer put her talents and voice to good use in singing lullabies.The use of the diapers continued further denting my cash balances. As my son started to grow, finding the right diaper in the market also became difficult in the small town of mine. Of course, I had to take recourse to the online shopping sites. I became the envy of my colleagues whenever the courier delivered large packets containing diapers.

Now with my son now of four years, the diaper is mostly not in use, except during travels and social gatherings. He no longer requires the diaper during the night, waking up his mother to take him to the toilet.

Now-a-days it takes a lot of effort at bedtime. My son switches on the nightlamp and he is also in-charge of the mosquito liquidator. As soon as I turn off the light, my son wants to go to the toilet. His mother does the needful.

The actual story starts now with my wife singing lullabies and nursery rhymes. She even teaches alphabets and numbers and the whole exercise continues for nearly an hour and then my son sleeps.In between, he asks for water and even wants to go to the toilet. He doesn’t want me or his mother to sleep. Recently, there is a change. My son wants me to make a promise that I need to keep when he wakes up the next morning. The demands can range from a chocolate to the tablet or the phone or the laptop or a ride on the motorcycle.

Indiblogger and pampers-the name synonymous with great quality diapers for infants have given me this opportunity to blog and earn as part of the HAPPYHOURS initiative.More information about the same can be had from

The official page of pampers has on offer the different varities of diapers alongwith user reviews and comments. This is something of great value to new parents requiring advice.

There is a great video brought by pampers highlighting the quality of sleep resulting from the use of pampers diapers.

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