BMW on Thursday launched MINI Countryman in India. It is available in two petrol variants: MINI Countryman Cooper S, and MINI Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired priced at INR 39.5 lakh and INR 43.4 lakh, respectively. Both prices are ex-showroom. They will be available in six colours including Sage Green (new), White Silver (new), Midnight Black, Chilli Red, Island Blue and British Racing Green. The new MINI Countryman is powered by the latest MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. It comes equipped with a 2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine and mobilises a peak output of 192 hp/141 kW at 5,000 – 6,000 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 280 Nm at 1,350 – 4,600 rpm. It sprints to 100 km/hr in 7.5 seconds and the top speed is 225 km/hr. Further, it gets 7-Speed Double Clutch Steptronic Transmission in Cooper S and the 7-Speed Double Clutch Steptronic Sport Transmission in Cooper S JCW. The car sports newly designed front and rear bumper, radiator grille, LED headlights and LED Rear … [Read more...] about BMW launches MINI Countryman in India at starting price of INR 39.5 lakh
By Amar Patnaik ‘The history of childhood is a nightmare from which we have only recently begun to awaken’. This observation made by deMause, an investigator in psycho-histories in 2005 regarding traditions of child-rearing in different times and cultures, holds good for each age. He expounded that the evolution of child rearing gives insight into the development of a particular society. If this is the yardstick, what does that say about India’s development when a mechanism to ensure data privacy of children is absent, while their presence online is normalised through formal government approval due to COVID induced physical meeting restrictions. Enormity of the problem As of 2019, the report of the Internet and Mobile Association of India noted that almost two-thirds of the internet users in India fall into the age brackets of 12-29 years. The report found that from a total number of 451 million monthly active internet users, over 66 million were in the age group of … [Read more...] about A black mirror for policy makers: Looking at data protection for minors
Choosing the best lawn mower can feel tricky as there are so many models available in the market along with a wide range of brands offering models at different price points. A push lawn mower is one of the most budget-friendly tools and is perfect for individual usage. If you are looking for hassle-free lawn trim, then a traditional hand-push mower could be the garden tool for you as it requires no battery, fuel or electricity. The mechanism of push lawnmowers requires manual effort- as the mower is pushed by the pedestrian, the cylinder blades rotate to trim the grass. This design of lawnmower is perfect for small lawns found in homes. If you are looking for this simple, straightforward tool, our recommendations will help you make the right choice. Check them out below: List of Push lawnmowers: Product Price Sharpex Push Manual Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher Rs 6,500 - 5,989 Falcon Easy-38 High Carbon Steel 15-inch Hand Lawn Mower … [Read more...] about Lawnmowers: Prune your backyard lawn with these push lawnmowers
Looking to take your home theater to the next level? It's time to consider investing in a soundbar. Soundbars are affordable, a breeze to set up and offer much improved sound quality over a standard built-in TV speaker, making them more popular than larger home theater speakers , subwoofers , a surround-sound system and AV receivers . In general, soundbars offer clear sound, more than one sound mode, and many work with your existing smart theater system -- so you can talk to them through Amazon Alexa or your Google Assistant. There are a lot of soundbars out there, but all offer better audio quality than what you've already got. With a multitude of choices available, finding the best soundbar can be tricky, but this guide can help you cut through the noise. To test the quality of each soundbar listed below, we compared them against similarly priced models with a combination of music and movies. We also took into account features such as the number of HDMI port … [Read more...] about Best soundbar for 2021: Yamaha, Klipsch, Roku, Vizio and more
SINGAPORE: So you're coveting one of Apple's increasingly expensive iPhones - but are loath to stump up the cash for an XS or XS Max. Could the iPhone XR - Apple's slightly less pricey model - be a viable option when it launches on Friday (Oct 26)? We take a look at the three smartphones to see what features you will - and won't - get if you go for the XR. WHAT’S THE SAME? The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR have lots in common, from the same processor to the same notch. Here's a rundown of what you will get, regardless of which one you choose: Apple’s latest processor, the A12 Bionic, which the tech giant claims is 15 per cent faster than last year’s A11 chip 4K video capture The same 7-megapixel front-facing camera with Face ID Dual-SIM capability - able to hold a nano-SIM and e-SIM Shipped with iOS 12, Apple's latest operating system No home button No headphone jack READ: Which flagship phone should you get? Apple iPhone, Google … [Read more...] about iPhone XR: Worth getting if the XS or XS Max is out of your budget?