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TecQ: Samsung Galaxy S8, Asus ZenBook 3, Gear Fit 2 & More

Top tech stories this week. 

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TecQ is our weekly round-up of top tech stories covered

1. Review: Asus ZenBook 3 Gives You a Windows PC in a MacBook Avatar

Top tech stories this week. 
Asus ZenBook 3. (Photo: The Quint)

Asus gave its Zenfone mobile series a design overhaul in 2016, and they’ve done something similar with its ZenBook laptop range as well. The third iteration of ZenBook gets a size-zero figure that’s got its own set of pluses and minuses.

Apple started this trend with the MacBooks, and Windows counterparts are still trying to find their own niche in this space. Priced at Rs 1,47,990, the Asus ZenBook 3 doesn’t come cheap either.

Read The Quint review here.

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2. Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumour Round-Up: Everything We Know So Far

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. (Photo: The Quint)

2016 has been a roller-coaster ride for Samsung. With the Galaxy Note 7, the company gave us a top-quality Android phone, but one that also was explosive in nature.

Fast-forwarding its focus to the Galaxy S8 was more or less expected. It now seems the Note 7 debacle has forced the brand to advance its plans to launch the next Galaxy S flagship product. So what can we expect from the Galaxy S8, most likely to be announced in March?

Read the full story here.

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3. Review: Harman Kardon’s Esquire 2 is a Loud, Compact Speaker

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Harman Kardon Esquire 2 Bluetooth speaker. (Photo: The Quint)

Bluetooth speakers are mainstream in India now. Gone are the days when you had to spend over 20K to buy a quality wireless speaker. Having said that, you still get your money’s worth when you invest in brands like Bose, Harman Kardon, and JBL.

That’s why we decided to test the Harman Kardon Esquire 2 speaker, to see if the gulf in quality between the brand and its competitors has narrowed over the years.

Read the review here.

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4. Time To Bid WhatsApp Goodbye If You Have Any of These Phones

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WhatsApp has over 800 million monthly active users. (Photo: Reuters)

Popular messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on millions of smartphones by the end of 2016, unless they are upgraded. The company has said that its app will be discontinued on several older operating systems in 2017.

The company stressed that this is a “tough decision” but the “right one” in order to give people better ways to keep in touch.

Read the story here.

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5. Review: If Fitness Is a Priority, Give Samsung Gear Fit 2 a Shot

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Samsung Gear Fit 2. (Photo: The Quint)

Samsung has given its all to come up with a wearable fitness product that fits our lifestyle. The company's Gear Fit series and Gear S are some devices it has tried to create in the mould of the FitBit or the JawBone, but those were met with mixed reviews.

This year we’re getting the Gear Fit 2, which Samsung promises will find its feet in a market that still excites the industry's best (case in point: Apple).

Read the review here.

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