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  1. It seems like Samsung is all set to take on the iPhone XR with its own affordable version of the Galaxy S10. The Galaxy S10E boasts flagship level specifications but costs less than its bigger brother. It has almost every feature as the Galaxy S10/S10+ but with a few features stripped out. The Galaxy S10E is priced at $750 which is the same price as the iPhone XR and will naturally compete with Apple's affordable version of the iPhone. Having said that, there are some noticeable differences between the two smartphones such as the processor, camera setups and display size/quality. An affordable flagship smartphone is what makes a smartphone a huge success in India. It's a formula that has been working for OnePlus and Poco Phone for now and it seems like Samsung wants a slice of the pie. The Galaxy S10E will be the more affordable variant in the entire Galaxy series of 2019 and here are some of the key areas where it will challenge the iPhone XR. Cameras © Twitter The Galaxy S10E has a slight advantage over the iPhone XR in this department as it has a dual camera setup where one of the lenses is an ultra-wide lens. The primary sensor has dual aperture f1.5/f2.4 whereas the iPhone XR has a single 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide) sensor. The Galaxy S10E will be able to do everything the iPhone XR can with the additional ability to take wide angle pictures. In terms of picture quality, that remains to be seen when we get to take it for a spin ourselves. However, the iPhone XR is capable of taking some awesome pictures which you can have a look in our review here. The Processor © Samsung The Galaxy S10E is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chipset in the US whereas the Indian variant will come with Samsung's own Exynos 9820 chipset. Apple has an advantage here as the iPhone XR is powered by the A12 Bionic chip which blows Qualcomm's 855 chipsets out of the water. Even though Qualcomm is catching up with Apple's A12's performance, it's still slower in performance. The story remains the same with Samsung's Exynos 9820 chipset. Apple's A12 Bionic Chipset is the first chip that uses the 7nm architecture and has three important components. It has the CPU, GPU and Apple's own Neural Engine. The Exynos 9820 uses the 8nm architecture which is not quite up to the mark when it comes to battery life and performance when compared to the A12 Bionic SoC. Display © BCCL Samsung is known for its displays and the Galaxy S10E has a 5.8-inch AMOLED; 2,280x1,080 pixels panel. The iPhone XR, on the other hand, has a 6.1-inch LCD Retina Display; 1,792x828 pixels which are not in the same league as the S10E. Even though the iPhone XR has one of the most beautiful LCD screens we've ever seen, it still cannot beat Samsung's AMOLED display with higher pixels and resolution. The S10E's display even has a higher pixel density at 522ppi. It Has Reverse Charging © Samsung Both smartphones have wireless charging support but the Galaxy S10E takes it a step further. Then new Galaxy smartphones have a new feature called PowerShare. It lets the smartphone charge other devices wirelessly. We've already seen this feature on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro; however, Samsung has brought this feature to a more affordable device.
  2. We've already seen a ton of leaks in the last few weeks about the Galaxy S10 and the wait is finally coming to an end. Samsung has announced the launch of S10 today at its Unpacked event in San Francisco. This year's launch is extremely important for the company since the S-series was launched exactly 10 years ago. In the last decade, the S-lineup has played a pivotal role in making Samsung one of the largest smartphone makers in the world. The series has successfully defeated LG, HTC, Sony, and even Google's offerings in the past. To make things even more interesting, Samsung has launched three variants of the phone instead of the usual duo. The S10 is available in three options: the S10e, S10, and S10+. The S10e is being targeted as a slightly cheaper variant of the flagship and it incorporates a majority of the elder sibling's offerings. The S10 is the main flagbearer and lastly, the S10+ has a few more power features along with a larger display. The flagship smartphone Galaxy S10 has a 6.1-inch AMOLED display with a punch-hole front camera that Samsung calls Infinity-O. The proximity and ambient light sensor are now located behind the display. Instead of Samsung Experience UI, the new S10 ships with a new skin called One UI. It is built around focus blocks and has segregated viewing to provide more productivity options and use maximum area of the display. Under the hood is an Exynos 9820 (Snapdragon 855 in the US) processor, coupled along with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. At the rear is a triple camera setup consisting of a 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 12-megapixel dual aperture sensor with optical image stabilization, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera. On the front is a single "dual-pixel" sensor that is located inside the display punch-hole. The software is capable of recognising 30 scenes and adjusts the capturing settings accordingly. For authentication, Samsung is now relying on an in-display fingerprint scanner as well as face unlock. Backing these internals is a 3400mAh battery and the company has added a host of new charging features. This includes wireless PowerShare that can reverse charge another device. In simpler words, the phone can be used as a portable power bank to wirelessly charge compatible accessories like Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds. It'll be available in Prism White and Prism Black. Coming to the S10e, it houses the same processor as the S10 along with 6GB RAM and a slightly smaller 5.8-inch AMOLED display. Even the battery has been reduced down to 3100mAh and it doesn't get the 12-megapixel telephoto lens on the rear. The S10e will be available in Prism White colour only. The S10+, on the other hand, gets a 6.4-inch AMOLED display and has a dual camera set up on the front in a wider punch-hole. Even the battery has been boosted to 4100mAh and will be available in an additional Prism Green colour. It shares the same processor, but gets two variants in memory: 8GB+128GB and 12GB+1TB (yes, 1 T!). The 1TB storage variant is available in Ceramic Black colour option. Samsung has also announced the availability of Galaxy Ecosystem, and it consists of Galaxy Buds, Wireless Combo Charge power bank, and Wireless Charger Duo (charger). The brand is also partnering with Marvel and selling "Galaxy Friends" covers that have a design of Iron Man, Spiderman, Captain America, and the Avengers. Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e will be available in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Blue and Flamingo Pink. Galaxy S10+ will also be available in two premium Ceramic models: Ceramic Black and Ceramic White. Preorders for the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e begin tomorrow, February 21, 2019. Pricing starts at $899.99 for Galaxy S10, $999.00 for Galaxy S10+ and $749.99 for Galaxy S10e. India pricing and availability will be known soon.
  3. We've already seen a ton of leaks in the last few weeks about the Galaxy S10 and the wait is finally coming to an end. Samsung has announced the launch of S10 today at its Unpacked event in San Francisco. This year's launch is extremely important for the company since the S-series was launched exactly 10 years ago. In the last decade, the S-lineup has played a pivotal role in making Samsung one of the largest smartphone makers in the world. The series has successfully defeated LG, HTC, Sony, and even Google's offerings in the past. To make things even more interesting, Samsung has launched three variants of the phone instead of the usual duo. The S10 is available in three options: the S10e, S10, and S10+. The S10e is being targeted as a slightly cheaper variant of the flagship and it incorporates a majority of the elder sibling's offerings. The S10 is the main flagbearer and lastly, the S10+ has a few more power features along with a larger display. The flagship smartphone Galaxy S10 has a 6.1-inch AMOLED display with a punch-hole front camera that Samsung calls Infinity-O. The proximity and ambient light sensor are now located behind the display. Instead of Samsung Experience UI, the new S10 ships with a new skin called One UI. It is built around focus blocks and has segregated viewing to provide more productivity options and use maximum area of the display. Under the hood is an Exynos 9820 (Snapdragon 855 in the US) processor, coupled along with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. At the rear is a triple camera setup consisting of a 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 12-megapixel dual aperture sensor with optical image stabilization, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera. On the front is a single "dual-pixel" sensor that is located inside the display punch-hole. The software is capable of recognising 30 scenes and adjusts the capturing settings accordingly. For authentication, Samsung is now relying on an in-display fingerprint scanner as well as face unlock. Backing these internals is a 3400mAh battery and the company has added a host of new charging features. This includes wireless PowerShare that can reverse charge another device. In simpler words, the phone can be used as a portable power bank to wirelessly charge compatible accessories like Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds. It'll be available in Prism White and Prism Black. Coming to the S10e, it houses the same processor as the S10 along with 6GB RAM and a slightly smaller 5.8-inch AMOLED display. Even the battery has been reduced down to 3100mAh and it doesn't get the 12-megapixel telephoto lens on the rear. The S10e will be available in Prism White colour only. The S10+, on the other hand, gets a 6.4-inch AMOLED display and has a dual camera set up on the front in a wider punch-hole. Even the battery has been boosted to 4100mAh and will be available in an additional Prism Green colour. It shares the same processor, but gets two variants in memory: 8GB+128GB and 12GB+1TB (yes, 1 T!). The 1TB storage variant is available in Ceramic Black colour option. Samsung has also announced the availability of Galaxy Ecosystem, and it consists of Galaxy Buds, Wireless Combo Charge power bank, and Wireless Charger Duo (charger). The brand is also partnering with Marvel and selling "Galaxy Friends" covers that have a design of Iron Man, Spiderman, Captain America, and the Avengers. Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e will be available in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Blue and Flamingo Pink. Galaxy S10+ will also be available in two premium Ceramic models: Ceramic Black and Ceramic White. Preorders for the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e begin tomorrow, February 21, 2019. Pricing starts at $899.99 for Galaxy S10, $999.00 for Galaxy S10+ and $749.99 for Galaxy S10e. India pricing and availability will be known soon.
  4. Here's a little story of instant karma that will make anyone laugh, mainly because it looks like something straight out of a Bollywood movie. To sum it up, two robbers were trying to get away after stealing about Rs 40 lakh from an ATM in Noida but ended up falling off their bike. If that wasn't bad enough, the onlookers ended up stealing the money they just stole from the ATM. It all went down at around 1:30 pm, when the custodians from a cash refilling agency reached the State Bank of India ATM in Sector 82, under Noida's Phase 2 police station limits, to replenish the cash. Pretty normal, right? Nothing out of the ordinary. But, the problem started as soon as officials stepped out of the cash van as two guys got off their bike and opened fire. Then they managed to grab the bag which contained approximately Rs 40 lakh in cash and ran away. Till this point, everything seemed pretty serious but the fun part is coming up. A police spokesperson said, “While trying to get away, their speeding motorcycle collided with another vehicle and the robbers fell down. At this point, the bag filled with cash opened and hundreds of currency notes were scattered across the road.” And obviously, where there's money, there are people ready to try and grab what they can. A lot of onlookers picked up money and walked away, because what else are they going to do. Don't worry, the robbers' bad luck doesn't end there as they were also arrested. The spokesperson said, “The arrested accused has been identified as Nannhe, a native of adjoining Bulandshahr district, and a bag with Rs 19.65 lakh was seized from him.” So, what this means is that the people basically got away with taking about Rs 20 lakh cash. I have no words.
  5. Any man knows that the mark of a true gentleman lies in his ability to suit up. Trust us, nothing looks classier than a man in a well-tailored suit. With the up and coming trends of styling suits in numerous ways and mixing it up with athleisure and business casual attire, there still remain a few things that should be left the way they are when it comes to men's fashion. Tailoring is the most adaptable piece of clothing a man can own. To get more wear out of your true business attire, the easiest and most effective move would be to lose the tie. Here are 5 ways to wear a suit without a tie and still look dapper: 1. Go for a collarless shirt © Instagram/ishabhansali Opting for a shirt that prevents you to wear a tie in the first place is possibly the best solution to your problems. Also known as the stand collar shirt, a collarless shirt adds finesse and provides a clean look without the choke of the necktie. A simple white or light blue shirt would be ideal for an update your tailored suit needs. 2. Trade the shirt for a polo © Instagram/ishabhansali To dial the tone on formality, opt for a polo tee instead of a shirt. This style retains the collar effect to make you look put together but oozes chill vibes as well making the look semi-casual. Keeping the footwear casual and accessories as minimal as possible is suggested. You can either button the polo tee up or rock an open collar depending upon the occasion. 3. Go for the classic open collar © Instagram/ishabhansali Slogging all day at the office can make your necktie feel like a noose. The best way to let it go is to open the collar for good. A simple move can make ample difference when it comes to the look and feel of the outfit. Just open the top button of your shirt and let loose. One can go from business meeting to cocktail party ready in the matter of seconds. 4. Camp collar all the way © Instagram/ishabhansali If you're a fan of the 70s fashion and want to embrace your inner OG Don, go for a camp collar. Also known as the Cuban collar, pair this shirt with earthy tones of brown, khaki and beige. This style will give you a relaxed appearance but still make you look refined. A beige suit is ideal to pair a printed shirt with. 5. A fast track button up © Instagram/ishabhansali The quickest way to look polished sans tie is to don a dress shirt in a classic button-up manner. To carry a buttoned up shirt without looking like a school kid, go for slim fit tailoring for a sharp look. For the perfect business casual style, opt for printed shirts with a neutral colored suit and loafers or derby shoes. Adapt these styling tips and they're sure to make you ditch the dreaded tie once every while and still look as debonair.
  6. With the iPhone X, Apple completely ditched the home button in favour of gestures. The gesture navigation system was soon rolled out by multiple Android OEMs, even though Android doesn't natively support it. Currently, Android OS relies on three core navigation buttons: back button, home button and a recents tab. Google combined the home and recents buttons in Android 9 but kept the back button untouched. Though, this could change in the upcoming Android Q update. © YouTube According to a report by XDA Developers, Google is now planning to completely ditch the conventional Back button to opt for a gesture-based navigation system. And this is a good thing for all of us. Gestures are for sure the future of smartphone navigation, and with core support, the user experience will be drastically better. Google last year launched Android Pie with a new one-touch button and lots of gesture features. Though, the update let users switch back to the older method of navigation. © YouTube Even though a lot of Android phones have gesture navigation available as an option, it works due to the external skin or UI that the OEM has made. This isn't always as smooth and intuitive as native support. In comparison, Apple's navigation is extremely fluid due to deeper software integration. Swiping left on the screen will enable users to go back and swiping right will take users from their current app to the previous app in a card-like transition. Swifter animations are another major revamp that Google could bring with the update. © Google Google shall be announcing the next major update to Android at Google I/O developer conference, that is scheduled for 7 May. Google is also expected to launch a redesigned app info screen with “Material Theme”. There are also rumours that Google could finally bring a system-wide dark mode and even more detailed privacy controls. Google intends to make it easier for users to understand and determine the permissions they are giving to an app. Please keep in mind, these reports are based on early builds of Android Q, an official feature announcements is pending.
  7. If you ask us which is the most stylish family in the world, it has to the Beckhams. No offense to the Royal Family but the surname Beckham is synonymous to great style. Ever since they started dating back in the 90s, David and Victoria Beckham have been serving majorly iconic fashion moments that we need to address, like right now. David Beckham and Victoria Beckham have been setting the bar high for power couple dressing over the years. They take this pretty seriously considering they're always seen complimenting each other's outfit in some way or the other. Here are 10 pictures that prove David and Victoria Beckham are the definition of couple style goals: 1. The fashionable couple attended the Louis Vuitton show in head-to-toe LV. The couple's outfits gave out major 70s vibes and are a lesson on how to stay warm but fashionable. © Gettyimages 2. Victoria and David Beckham at the London Fashion Week stuck to solid tones centered around black and grey. Usage of textures like tweed and velvet to make formal wear minimal is a major style inspo. © Gettyimages 3. Care for a little 90s throwback? In true Spice Girl style, Victoria looks so good in that chainmail top (chainmail trend is back now TBH) and low waist trousers, but David's all black look with that bandana is everything. © Gettyimages 4. At Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding, the Beckhams arrived in absolute style. From David's Dior charcoal grey double breasted coat to Victoria's all navy number with tangerine pumps, they looked every bit royal worthy of attending a royal wedding. Fun fact: the couple auctioned these outfits to support the Manchester terror attack charity funds. © Gettyimages 5. Everything about this couple screams fashion. The perfect mixture of knitwear, slim leather trousers, pleated pants and white footwear. Victoria's red waistband adds a pop of color to this otherwise neutral couple style. Absolutely bang on! © Gettyimages 6. Nothing says power dressing more than an all white look. Top that up with dashing David Beckham in a tuxedo with a bow tie and Victoria Beckham in that pristine off-shoulder gown and you have a winner. © Gettyimages 7. The Beckhams love nothing more than a monochromatic wardrobe. Black being their personal favorite is a foolproof way of rocking the red-carpet every single time with their minimalist style. Both of them look so striking in black, don't they? © Gettyimages 8. One thing about the Beckhams is that they love dark tones, especially black. Rocking an all black couple look has been their signature style and this one doesn't disappoint. David's classic black suit with an open collared shirt with Victoria's 'sheer' spin on an LBD is a sure statement maker. © Gettyimages 9. Talking about all black looks from the couple got us thinking about an oldie but a goodie. Oh, the time when David and Victoria donned a head-to-toe all black leather look complete with leather boots. We hope somebody got these two a motorbike to hop on! © Gettyimages 10. If there's one way to draw attention at a tennis game without even playing it, take style lessons from the Beckhams. At the Wimbledon, David's debonair double breasted blazer with chinos and a printed tie was completely in sync with Victoria's navy color blocked dress. Perfection! © Gettyimages Everyone needs to take some serious couple dressing tips from these two. David and Victoria Beckham FTW, y'all!
  8. When it comes down to building an amazing physique, we all admire the greatest bodybuilder of all time Arnold Schwarzenegger. His size and conditioning are one of the best in bodybuilding. Arnold had the best chest during his time. Now in this article, I will share the tips to get your chest huge and in shape like Arnold. The chest is one of the favourite body parts when it comes down to building a jaw-dropping physique. It is also one of the most difficult muscles to develop as it needs size and symmetry. © YouTube As every one of you always trains your chest once or twice per week it's really hard for most of you to get the symmetry and conditioning. While developing size and symmetry, it really comes down to choosing exercises that allow symmetrical growth in the upper chest, middle chest, and lower chest while still providing overall mass to your chest. If your chest workout is unbalanced and supports one portion of your chest over the other, over time this will lead to imbalances and take away from the aesthetics of your chest. When doing chest workouts, you need to have a solid mind-muscle connection so that secondary muscles don't take away the tension when performing chest exercises. Coming down to the anatomy to develop the chest- © YouTube The chest is divided into 3 parts: 1) Upper Chest- involves shoulder flexion. 2) Middle Chest- involves horizontal adducting movements that don't involve shoulder flexion or extension 3) Lower Chest- involves shoulder extension Things you would need to apply to grow your chest over time. 1) Progressive Overload: The magical rod to grow your muscle is progressive overload. It means that to put more tension on your muscles over time. In simple terms, to lift more weight or perform more volume than before! It is the key driver of hypertrophy. If you're progressing time to time, you'll build muscle. It has a greater impact on muscle growth than any muscle building secret. This can be achieved by increasing a rep or a set or load. (Volume= sets x load x reps) 2) Full Range Of Motion: Scientific Literature says doing full reps on a given exercise recruits more muscle fibres when compared to half reps or partial reps. Perform all your chest exercises with full range of motion. 3) Mind Muscle Connection: Remember Arnold talking about feeling and squeezing your muscles when working out? Well, there is science behind it. Mind muscle connection concept is very simple—you have to connect your mind with the muscle which you're targeting during your exercise. Mind Muscle connection can be beneficial when doing single joint movements like cable flys. A sample chest workout plan for you, which covers your entire chest: © YouTube Barbell or dumbbell bench press: 3sets of 6-8 reps Incline Dumbbell press: 3 sets of 8-10 reps Chest Double Bar Dips: 3 sets of 8-12 reps Cable Flys: 3 sets of 12-15 reps Author Bio: Yashovardhan Singh is an online fitness coach with www.getsetgo.fitness, an online fitness platform. Along with lifting weights and building his physique, he is also a motorbike enthusiast, an animal lover. You can connect with him on Instagram or drop him an email on yashovardhan@getsetgo.fitness.
  9. Oman Confined to mere 24 against the Mighty Scotland, registering the lowest ever ODI Total © Twitter/@ICC In the world of sports, we witness players and teams achieving new records, shattering the old ones. But sometimes, the same players and teams end up setting unwanted records, owing to disastrous performances. Something similar happened with Oman On Tuesday when they were bowled out for a grand total of mere 24 against Scotland in the first ODI of a three-match bilateral series between the two teams. They thus set the record for the lowest ever ODI total (scroll down for the full list of lowest-ever totals). After losing the toss, Oman were asked to bat first, after which they could just post 24 runs on the board. Out of this two dozen, 15 runs were scored by Khawar Ali, the only player to hit double digits. A total of five players, including both the openers, were bowled out for ducks. © Reuters Adrian Neill and Ruaidhri Smith proved picked four wickets each for Scotland, giving away just 14 runs in total. It was a piece of cake for the Scottish-openers, Matthew Cross and Kyle Coetzer, who wasted little time, and wrapped up the innings in 20 balls, with 10 wickets in hands. Here's how cricket fans all over the world reacted on the social media: What an absolute hammering! Well played Scotland ð´ó §ó ¢ó ³ó £ó ´ó ¿ ðð pic.twitter.com/O81u9Uz0In — David Lundberg (@Bankieboy73) February 19, 2019 Wow great effort guys down nets for a hit or golf let's keep it up keep playing hard cricket — Chef b crawford (@crazycrwf1) February 19, 2019 Love that our last 2 ODIs are: Scotland beat England Scotland beat Oman One day the ICC will sort out what constitutes a ranked game. — Charles Davie (@chuckdavie) February 19, 2019 Yes. A world record. Well except @ICC dont consider Oman a ranked side, despite them being one of the top 20 sides in the world. But screw the @ICC - keep on winning Scotland! — Charles Davie (@chuckdavie) February 19, 2019 Lowest Ever ODI Totals Before this match : 1. Zimbabwe getting bowled out for 35 runs against Sri Lanka in 2004 2. Canada being restricted to 36 runs by Sri Lanka in 2003 3. Zimbabwe scoring mere 38 runs against Sri Lanka in 2001 4. Pakistan being succumbed to 43 against West Indies in 1993 5. Zimbabwe posting total of 44 against Sri Lanka in 2009.
  10. OnePlus 7 is expected to launch in a few months if we take the company's recent product launch cycle into consideration. The OP 7T is expected to launch in the second quarter of 2019 and it seems like the company is about to adopt a brave new design for OnePlus smartphones. We've seen something similar with the OPPO Find X before and it seems like OnePlus may implement something similar. © Twitter It may seem too soon for a OnePlus leak; however a previous leak suggests the same design choice when an image leaked a concept phone in a protective case. OnePlus 7 Leaked#oneplus7 #OnePlus pic.twitter.com/Rb8SzTm8Ix — ä¸æ³æµç§°ä¹å«å°è (@Steven_Sbw) February 13, 2019 The leak came from a twitter account that has no previous record of accurate rumours and cannot be verified at the moment. The account does not explain the origin of the image, which makes the leak a bit sceptical. The image in the tweet, however, is in line with a previous leak where the device does not have a notch or even a punch-hole selfie camera. This implies that the smartphone may use a sliding mechanism similar to what you have seen on the OPPO Find X. OPPO, Vivo and OnePlus are owned by the same holding company i.e. BBK Electronics which makes this claim a bit plausible. Vivo and OPPO both launched a smartphone with a sliding mechanism or a pop-out camera last year. So it doesn't seem far-fetched that OnePlus may borrow the same design from its sister companies. What remains to be seen is the durability of a sliding mechanism and phones in the past have been known to wear down with use. It's a problem with any smartphone that has moving parts which make this a brave design choice for OnePlus if this rumour is to be believed. © Twitter From the image above we can see clearly that the device has a noticeable bezel possibly because of the sliding mechanism. It seems to be thicker than the rest of the phone which is very reminiscent of the OPPO Find X. Since this is a rumour based on an unverified tweet, the picture cannot be corroborated at the moment. We will know more about the smartphone closer to its launch but for now, this leak should be met with scepticism.
  11. The Galaxy S10 can't seem to remain a secret anymore as leaks have been raining from every corner of the globe. Yesterday, a detailed hands-on video of the Galaxy S10 was leaked online which has now been removed. We virtually know everything about the Galaxy S10/S10+ except for the price — or is it? © YouTube The Galaxy S10 will launch in three variants i.e. Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, and the Galaxy S10+ and new leaks have now given us a hint towards the pricing of the upcoming smartphone. The ceramic version of the Galaxy S10 and S10+ is rumoured to come with 12GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage. Being the most expensive version of the lineup, the smartphone is bound to break the bank. Having said that, the base model of the Galaxy S10e is expected to cost Rs 60,500 (based on leaked Chinese prices). The smaller Galaxy S10 is expected to start at Rs 72,700 whereas the top model can cost up to Yuan 9000 (Rs 95,000 approx). That's about $1,500. pic.twitter.com/5BIDyeegAf — Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 17, 2019 The price was leaked via reliable tipster Evan Blass and the prices shared looks like a screenshot from an e-commerce website in China. What's worthy to know is that the ceramic version with 12GB RAM and 1TB of internal storage is expected to cost Yuan 10,000 i.e. Rs. 1,05,000. This version of the smartphone is also expected to have 5G support which may be a contributing factor to its high pricing. © Youtube/MKBHD The pricing of these smartphones is expected to be higher in other countries, especially in India, as the prices are a bit lower in China when compared to other markets. Needless to say that these prices are based on a leak and should be taken with a pinch of salt until the smartphone is unveiled officially tomorrow. Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event is scheduled for February 20th where the South-Korean giant is expected to announce new flagship smartphones and possibly a foldable phone.
  12. Mohammad Babar Azam stormed his way into the Pakistani cricket team while quickly making his mark on an international level within fours years of his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2015. Having an all-star performance in South Africa, Azam proved his worth as a world class batsman as he was the leading scorer in the three-game T20I series while also making the second most runs during the Test series. Already breaking the Indian skipper's record for becoming the fastest player to reach 1,000 runs in the T20I format (26 innings to Kohli's 27) while also owning the wonderful title of becoming the only batsman to score five consecutive ODI tons in a single country, the opener is considered to be one of the finest batsmen to play for the Shaheens. Often compared to the Indian cricket captain for the strikingly similar charisma and the on-field presence the two command, the 24-year-old was once again put on a pedestal as that of Kohli after he put on a show against the Proteas. This time however, the young Pathan came out in public to give his opinion about the comparisons to an all-time great like Kohli. Babar Azam on people comparing him with Kohli. Very well said. pic.twitter.com/9yQJARcepn — Tuaha Sohail (@TuahaSohail) February 10, 2019 “People compare me to Virat Kohli all the time. According to me he is a great player and I am nowhere near him,” said the talented batsman. “My career has just begun.” “He's achieved a lot. I still have to do that. If my performances are up to that level then you can compare (our performances) but right now there's no comparison.” Everything was well and good. People were happy with the manner in which the young cricketer handled the situation while showing his respect towards Virat Kohli. But then came a troll who, basically edited Azam's voice over a Virat Kohli interview which has led to the internet short circuiting. Virat Kohli opens up about his comparison with Babar Azam pic.twitter.com/H0rusATPIT — PSL Memes (@PSLMemesWalay) February 10, 2019 This is how the internet is reacting: C'mon stop trolling others that's what i said before. Meanwhile how can you compare one with 64 centuries and 9 centuries?? — Vinay Mirchandani (@MirchandaniVinu) February 10, 2019 What was that ðððððð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ — Syeda Ayesha (@sayesha_noor) February 11, 2019 pic.twitter.com/kzhsXRq8Wz — عتÛÙÙÙÙÙÙÙÙÙ (@TeeqWrites) February 10, 2019 @PSLMemesWalay Keha se laate hon idea's ðð — Umair ðµð° | Kings ð (@UmairPTI4) February 10, 2019
  13. ‎مسافر نے کنویں سے پانی بھرتی عورت سے مانگ کر پانی پیا۔ ‎عورت مہذب، خوبصورت اور اپنے اطوار سے نہایت ہی بھلی اور معصوم سی لگتی تھی۔ ‎آدمی نے پوچھا؛ تم نے کبھی عورتوں کی مکاری کے بارے میں تو نہیں سُنا ہوگا؟ ‎عورت نے پانی بھرنا چھوڑا اور ایک اونچی دھاڑ مار کر اتنے زور سے چیخ و پُکار کرتے ہوئے رونا شروع کیا کہ گاؤں کے لوگ بھی اس کی آہ و پکار سُن لیں۔ ‎آدمی عورت کی اس حرکت سے خوفزدہ ہوکر بولا، ‎تم ایسا کیوں اور کس لئے کر رہی ہو؟ عورت نے کہا؛ تاکہ گاؤں والے آ کر تجھے قتل کر ڈالیں کیونکہ تو نے مجھے تکلیف دی ہے اور میرا دل دُکھایا ہے۔ آدمی گھگھیاتے ہوئے بولا؛ میری بات سُنو، ‎میں ایک مسکین اور اپنے کام سے کام رکھنے والا مسافر ہوں ، ‎میں بھلا کیونکر تمہیں تکلیف پہنچاؤں گا؟ ‎میں تو بس تمہاری معصومیت سے متاثر ہوا تھا تو پوچھ بیٹھا کہ تم نے تو یقیناً عورتوں کی مکاری کے بارے میں کبھی نہیں سُن رکھا ہوگا؟ ‎تم ایک مہذب اور حسین و جمیل عورت ہو، مگر میں خدا خوفی رکھنے والا انسان ہوں، ‎مجھے تم سے کیا لینا دینا کہ موقع پا کر تم سے بات کرنے کی خواہش کرونگا؟ ‎اس بار عورت نے اپنا مشکیزہ اُٹھا کر اپنے اوپر اُنڈیل کر اپنے آپ کو پانی سے تربتر کر لیا۔ ‎آدمی کی حیرت اس بار اور بھی دو چند ہوگئی۔ ‎پوچھا اب کیا ہوا کہ تُم نے اتنی محنت سے کنویں سے نکالا پانی اپنے اوپر ڈال کر اپنے آپ کو بھگو لیا۔ ‎ابھی یہ بات ہو ہی رہی تھی کہ گاؤں والے لوگ کنویں تک پہنچ گئے۔ ‎عورت نے اُن لوگوں کو بتایا کہ میں کنویں میں گر گئی تھی۔ ‎اور آج اگر یہ مُسافر یہاں نہ ہوتا اور مجھے باہر نا کھینچتا تو میں مر ہی گئی تھی۔ ‎لوگوں نے اس آدمی کے اس احسان کے بدلے اُسے گلے لگا کر شکریہ ادا کیا اور اُس کی ہمت و جوانمردی کا تذکرہ کرنے لگے۔ ‎گاؤں کے لوگوں کے ساتھ عورت واپس جانے لگی تو اس آدمی نے پوچھا، اپنی ان دونوں حرکتوں کے پیچھے تمہاری کیا حکمت و دانائی تھی یہ تو بتاتی جاؤ ! ‎عورت کہنے لگی کہ بس اسی طرح ہی ہر عورت ہوا کرتی ہے؛ ‎اگر اُسے اذیت دو گے تو تمہیں قتل کرا دینے سے کم پر راضی نہیں ہوگی۔اور اگر آُسے راضی اور خوش رکھو گے تو تمہیں بھی خوش و خرم رکھے گی۔ Translated Version Passengers ask for water recruitment from the wells, water beloved. The woman was civilized, beautiful and very good with her shortcomings and was innocent. The man asked; you have never heard about women's guile? The woman left the water and killed a high roar and started crying with so loud, that the people of the village would also listen to her sigh. The man said to be afraid of this move of the woman, Why are you doing this? The woman said; so that the village will kill you, because you have hurt me, and my heart is duḵھạy̰ạ. The man gھgھy̰ạtے said; my word is materialistic, I am a needy and a traveler to work with my work, How will I be able to hurt you? I was just impressed by your innocence, so ask, " you have never heard about women's guile You are a civilized and a beautiful woman, but I am a man who is going to be they, What do I want to do with you to get the chance to talk to you? This time the woman picked up his follows and pour her to her and trbtr her from water. The Man's surprise this time and also got two. Asked, " what is the matter with you that you pulled out the wells from the wells, the water took your top and gw yourself It was now that the people of the village reached the wells. The woman told them that I was fell in the wells. And today, if it was not here, and I would have been able to do so, I would have died. The people gave him a hug of this man, thank him, and he started to mention his courage. With the people of the village, the woman was going to go back, then the man asked, " what is your wisdom behind these two actions, so tell me! The woman said, " just like that every woman happened; If you hurt her , she will not be pleased to kill you, and if you are pleased and rejoice, you will be happy.
  14. It's been a while since I've used a beautiful windows laptop and I got the opportunity to test out HP's latest x360 Convertible laptop. The laptop is a combination of productivity and good looks that cannot be matched by any other laptop right now. When you use the laptop in public, it sure is a head turner. However, the laptop is not only about the looks as it performs well in carrying out tasks, editing images and can even double up as a tablet. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla This versatility makes this one of the best Windows laptops I've ever used. Bear in mind that this laptop is not meant for gaming and is more for daily use such as video consumption, editing images/videos and listening to music. Let's find out how the laptop fared during the course of our review: Design © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla To call this laptop beautiful is an understatement. It looks more stylish than its previous model and the entire chassis is made of aluminium. HP calls it the 'gem cut' as it has angled edges which represents a diamond. The 'Dark Ash Grey' variant looks absolutely stunning with a gold rose finish that gives the laptop a modern look. The design itself also incorporates functionality as you can use it various positions i.e. as a laptop, a tablet, as a tent or in reverse mode. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The laptop is 14mm thin and weighs only 1.31 kg. It's comfortable to carry in your bag and adds to the factor of portability. The power button is also discreetly hidden in the left angled corner with blends in with the overall design of the laptop. The other angled corner houses a USB-C port which can be used for charging and doesn't get in the way of other ports. As the HP x360 has a brand new chassis, it has more room for extra ports such as a slot for microSD, a USB 3 Type A, and extra USB-C port and and audio jack. Display © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Spectre x360 comes with 13.3-inch UHD WLED IPS panel and is perfect for watching 4K content. The colour representation is accurate and the viewing angles are also up the mark. This laptop also comes with HP Sure View which basically blocks your display from prying eyes. You need to be directly in front of the laptop to see the content which is a handy feature to have in a busy environment. Having said that, the display is also a touchscreen which made it very reflective especially if you use it against the light. Sometimes we found it hard to even read our own text documents due to harsh reflections. Since this is a touchscreen panel with Corning Glass NBT, you will often find yourself cleaning your own fingerprints after using it in tablet mode. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The touchscreen, on the other hand, was quite intuitive and was accurate enough to quick launch applications and take noted with the supplied digital pen. You can always use the laptop in tablet mode by simply folding it back all the way. The hinges on the screen look sturdy and look like it can take enough abuse to last longer than its predecessors. Keyboard The keyboard on the HP Spectre x360 is a dream to use as it has comfortable keystrokes and has a satisfying sound. The keys also provide a 1.4mm key travel which is perfect for typing long documents and also this review. The one thing we didn't like were the three backlit modes for the keyboard as we would have loved to adjust it according to our own preference. The three modes are basically bright, medium bright and off which is not ideal for different room conditions. Security We've already mentioned by HP Sure View that blocks content from prying eyes, however, the HP x360 also has additional security measures such as a fingering scanner and Windows Hello. The fingerprint scanner was very accurate and fast at unlocking the laptop as 'Windows Hello' was not as reliable. Performance The HP Spectre x360 runs on Intel's latest quad-core Whiskey Lake processor that has been made specifically for productivity, video conferencing, web browsing and video streaming. The processor has a base frequency of 1.8 GHz and is more than enough for performing photo editing on Photoshop. Having said that, we would suggest you don't run any other application in the background as it can get quite heavy for the processor to handle the extra load. In terms of memory, the laptop comes with 16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM and cannot be upgraded if you wanted to. Internal storage is also quite impressive as it comes with a 1TB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD. For reference, the laptop got a respectable score of 3,846 in our PCMark 10 test which comes close to the performance of the XPS 13. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Probably our favourite feature of the HP Spectre x360 is the battery life. When using moderately, the laptop is capable of lasting over 20 hours however when using it for productivity and consuming content at the same time, the battery life would fall down to 14 hours. It still manages to last longer than other laptops with a similar configuration thanks to its 4-cell, 61 Wh Li-ion polymer battery. Audio Quality © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla We normally don't talk about speakers in a laptop that much however there is something special going on with the HP Spectre x360. It has quad speakers that have been tuned by Bang & Olufsen. There are two speakers on the keyboard deck and two underneath giving it a very crystal clear sound. Having said that, the speakers are ideal for watching movies but you will notice the lack of bass when listening to music. The speakers on the laptop are placed in a manner that you can use them in any orientation i.e. tablet, laptop or in the tent position. This ensures that sound remains uniform in no matter which orientation you plan to use the laptop. The Final Say We used the laptop for a few weeks and we can easily say it's the most beautiful laptop we've ever used. It comes in three configuration where the starting price is Rs 1,39,990. It looks sexy and offers privacy protocols like the HP Sure View. The long battery life is definitely a winner for people who plan to use the HP Spectre x360 on the move. If you are currently looking for a premium Windows laptop, you cannot ignore the HP Spectre x360.
  15. Russia is planning to disconnect the entire country from the internet in order to simulate cyberwar on the country. Russians ISPs will be required to redirect web traffic from routing points within the country that will be approved by the government's telecom watchdog. © Reuters Just like every other country, Russia currently uses the global framework to connect with devices all over the world. This will be a move by the country to test cyber security and the country's capability for independent internet that does not depend on global systems. The temporary disconnection takes place in the next few weeks. © Pexels During the disconnection, the country will also rely on its own version of Domain Name System (DNS), the directory of web domains and addresses. The experiment is a part of Russia's Digital Economy National Program which aims to protect the country's digital infrastructure even if other countries cut it off. According to a report by ZDNet “The Kremlin's ultimate goal for the program is to wean the country off foreign internet providers and keep the Russian internet independent so it would be protected against potential cyber attacks,” © Pexels Since all web traffic in Russia will pass through the government's routing points, it potentially means that Moscow will be able to censor the Internet, just like in China. China's internet censorship system, also known as the Great Firewall, blocks websites and censors certain words from social media to prevent citizens from seeing content unfavourable to the regime.
  16. Want to know what's worse than an already weird pair of crocs? Turning a croc shoe into a bag! Nope, we're not even kidding. This is not a good start to 2019, fashion-wise. Already a much frowned upon sandal label and a big no-no when it comes to style, crocs have taken their shoe game to a whole other level of just plain weird. Croc's new collaboration with a streetwear label Pizzaslice has resulted in the birth of satan's prodigy itself, the crocs cross-body bag. Have a look without making a what-the-hell-is-that-thing face. © instagram/@pizzaslime © instagram/@pizzaslime The bag itself is a literal croc (one shoe, not a pair) of the label's infamous design with a polyester zipper pouch for storage where the sole usually is. There's also a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap attached to each end of the shoe which makes it a cross between a fanny pack and a cross-body sling. Either way, its absurd. © store.pizzaslime.com Apparently fashion loves the croc shoe. We don't , but that's a whole other story. First there were the Christopher Kane stone embellished crocs, then the Balenciaga platform crocs and now this. © store.pizzaslime.com © store.pizzaslime.com The bag (or shoe? we're still confused) is handmade in Los Angeles and comes with 7 detachable and customizable charms. It is available in two colours, black and yellow. © store.pizzaslime.com If anyone wants one of these, as a collectible or as an accessory, they would have to fight hard for it. It's a unisex accessory and the brand is just making 25 units of these (talk about a limited edition accessory) with each one being retailed at 300$ which is around Rs. 21350 only. © instagram/@pizzaslime Here goes another attempt by Crocs to make this infamous rubber shoe cool again, if it was ever one to begin with. You're still fashion's evil foe, Croc. Maybe 2019 is finally your year.
  17. There's a hot new Battle Royale game that has been the talk of the town and we've been playing the game ever since its release. It's called 'Apex Legends' and the game is free-to-play across all platforms. Just like the any other Battle Royale game, you need to know a few tips and tricks in order to win a match. 'Apex Legends' has nuances that make it different from any other Battle Royale game out there. You need to know your abilities and different types of guns for different situations. Here are a few tips and tricks you need to know to secure that win in Apex Legends. Loot Is Important © YouTube No matter what you do, loot is the most important thing in any Battle Royale game. Make sure you grab the Armour, Helmet, weapon and ammo. Do not pick unnecessary items that you don't need as inventory space is more important than anything in this game. Have Enough Ammo Ammo is scarce and your guns will burn through ammo faster than you would expect. Make sure you always have enough ammo for your primary weapon. Use Your Ability Whenever You Can © MensXP Abilities in Apex Legends recharge very quickly and you should use it whenever you need it. For example, if you play 'Lifeline', always call in the drop as it has upgraded armour pieces or shield cells. If you play Bloodhound, make sure you use your ability to scan the area whenever you are unsure of your surroundings. Abilities will give you an upper hand in the game and we cannot stress enough how important it is to use abilities at the right time. Replenish Your Shields First © YouTube If you get damaged, always replenish your shield first as it is your primary health. It only takes 3 seconds to fill up each bar whereas a sunrise takes five seconds. Enemy's Armour Are Undamaged After you kill someone, always check for new armour in the box/body. It is best to switch to a new armour as it is faster than restoring it with 'Shield Cells'. After a gunfight, just pick up an enemy's armour instead as it is undamaged in his box. The Ping System Is An Essential Tool © YouTube You can communicate with your teammate without uttering a single word. That's because the ping system in Apex Legends is one of the best we've ever seen. You can ping weapons, armour, enemies and point out loot without saying a word. This removes the language barrier amongst random players and is probably the most essential tool in the game. Don't Waste Ammo On Downed Players © Respawn Entertainment If you've downed an enemy, it's best not to waste your ammo on finishing the job. If the coast is clear, you can use a finisher to kill the enemy which essentially helps you save ammo. You can also use them as bait to help you finish remaining squad members. Slide When Going Downhill © YouTube The game has no fall damage which makes it easier for you to traverse the map. You can even slide down a slope which can be used to dodge enemy fire and to find cover. It's also faster than running down a slope.
  18. While talking about trains, one thing that often pops up in our minds is Narendra Modi's long fetched promise of Bullet Trains. And guess what, he actually has kept it. Well, not exactly a Bullet Train but a desi version of it. Well, that is Train 18 aka Vande Bharat Express. With its Bullet Train-inspired design and super cool features, the driverless train will be flagged off by PM Modi on February 15 and will cover the route between New Delhi and Agra replacing the veteran Shatabdi Express. As per the results from the trial runs as of now, Train 18 can clock up a speed of over 180 kmph making it the fastest ever train of the Indian Railways. Being a desi product (Yes! Make In India, guys) and built at a cost of Rs 100 crore, this train is making Rs 88,000 crore India loaned from Japan seems like a total rip-off. According to a report by The Hindu, here are some of the cool features that the Vande Bharat Express comes packed with that really give it a futuristic feel. 1. Aerodynamically designed driver cabins at both ends for quicker turn-around at destinations 2. Alternate coaches are motorised to ensure even distribution of power and faster acceleration or deceleration 3. Regenerative braking system to save power © BCCL 4. Inter-connected, fully sealed gangways 5. Automatic doors with retractable footsteps 6. Onboard Wi-Fi and infotainment © Twitter 7. GPS-based passenger information system 8. Modular toilets with bio-vacuum systems 9. Rotational seats which can be aligned in the direction of travel (executive class) © Twitter 10. Roller blinds and diffused LED lighting 11. Disabled-friendly toilets 12. Emergency talk-back units to contact train crew 13. CCTVs in all coaches for safe and secure travel in numbers The report also mentioned that the approximate cost to build the train is around Rs 100 crore, and if the train runs at 200 kmph as per the report, then it sounds like a fairly decent deal. The makers of the train - Integral Coach Factory, Chennai is believed to have around five Train 18s in the pipeline and the time taken to conceive, design and develop the train is said to be around 18 months. All in all, Vande Bharat Express being a driverless train packed with other mind-blowing features is going to be an exceptional experience and we can't wait to get aboard.
  19. If you ask any NBA star how important a role do the fans inside the stadium play in impacting their performance, they would probably rank audience engagement right at the top. In an uncanny relationship, we have often seen a team make exponential comebacks when their fans are energised and constantly cheering them up. In such a scenario, when the cheers or boos of the people can cause the team a game, the role of the mascots to keep everyone on their feet especially when the game is on the line, becomes significantly crucial. Throughout the history of the NBA, we have seen a number of extremely talented mascots who have not only amused the fans with their dance moves and innovative segments but have also received a lot of love in return. 1. Benny, The Bull - Chicago Bulls Arguably the most iconic mascot of them all, Benny is known for his notorious pranks on the on-court security guards, videobombing reporters and reverse one-arm half-court shots during the half-time break. However, the moment which would go down as the greatest 'Benny, The Bull instant' would be him celebrating his birthday with the extremely loyal Chicago Bulls fans with a popcorn party. 2. The Coyote - San Antonio Spurs From the time when the Texan coyote lost his eyes to getting snubbed by the legendary dimer, Jason Kidd while looking for a hug, the San Antonio mascot is thoroughly entertaining to the core. Following the footsteps of his idol, Manu Ginobili, the coyote booked himself a Hall of Fame berth when he single-handedly saved the day by capturing the evil bat who was terrifying the AT&T Center, the home of the Spurs, before a game. 3. Burnie - Miami Heat The one to give you a run for your money in a dance-off, Burnie, with his red and orange fur, is a perfect fit for Dwyane Wade's Miami Heat. While often considered to be ill-mannered and rude to his fellow mascots, he was finally humbled by the love of his life, Burnice. © Getty Images Burnie has always been the one to try and reach for the stars. On his birthday in 2016, the basketball-nosed mascot tried to make a world record for the longest front flipped by a mascot but botched it at the end. Turned out to be a lot more entertaining this way, if you ask us! 4. Harry The Hawk - Atlanta Hawks Often found in a bad mood (probably because of the Hawks' Eastern conference record), Harry looks ferocious and ready to fight anyone who gets in his way. You need to watch out for that pointy, yellow beak. However, the angry hawk can be a little sentimental at times. Case in point, when rapper Gucci Mane decided to proposed to model Keyshia Ka'oir, Harry came out as Mane's wingman, with a giant bouquet for the bride to be.
  20. The one thing that every skinny dude at the gym wants is to gain muscle and look like a fitness model. When they ask their gym trainers on how they can achieve that look, most of these desi trainers say: "Eat more protein and train for hours." "Go heavy weight and low reps to gain muscle." "Take steroids." Sadly, that is what their advice is limited to. Take drugs. Instead, follow these five tips that will help you get that look you've always wanted: 1) Eat In A Calorie Surplus Eat more calories than you burn on a regular basis. When you consume more calories than your maintenance, it results in weight gain. The usual goal in a surplus is to make sure that weight gain is mostly muscle. Start with a moderate calorie surplus of 200 to 400 calories and eat adequate protein which is ~1.8 to 2.2g/kg of body weight. © YouTube 2) Start At A Low Body Fat A big-time myth which comes from desi gym trainers is - You can convert body fat into new muscle tissue. Well, you can't. It is utter nonsense. The ideal body fat range to start your bulking phase is at 8-10% and goes up to 15 to 18% 3) Get Stronger Resistance Training (RT) is the driver of muscle growth, nutrition simply augments the process. Resistance Training (RT) places the musculoskeletal system under stress of mechanical tension – biomechanical tension placed on muscle via resistance. This stress disrupts homeostasis and signals a host of adaptation processes to occur and intake the pathways for anabolic signalling. Training volume determines the magnitude of hypertrophic (more gains) adaptations. Training volume = total amount of work (sets x reps x load) More adapted volume= more gains. © Pixabay 4) Sleep Recovery is as important as food and training. Research studies have proved that testosterone, which is the prime hormonal driver to gain muscle is elevated by 15-35% with of proper sound sleep over time. Sleep at least 8 hours every day. 5) Do Short Fat Loss Phases Between Your Gaining Phase Implementing a short 3-6 weeks of fat loss phase between your gaining phase can be a helpful strategy to cut some body fat. I suggest implementing this strategy after 10-12 weeks of gaining if needed. So get on with this and see yourself making some gains in the gym. Author bio: Yashovardhan Singh is an online fitness coach with www.getsetgo.fitness, an online fitness platform. Along with lifting weights and building his physique, he is also a motorbike enthusiast, an animal lover. You can connect with him on Instagram or drop him an email on yashovardhan@getsetgo.fitness.
  21. "I will take just one bite. After all, how bad can allergies be?" The answer is VERY BAD and sometimes life-threatening and bad enough to land you in the ICU of a hospital. 'Bole Chudiyan' singer Sonu Nigam learnt this the hard way, after he was rushed to the hospital. Sonu Nigam developed skin allergy and got a swollen eye after he ate seafood. The singer was reportedly admitted in the ICU of the Nanavati Hospital, for two days and was discharged later. Nigam shared the news with his friends and fans on social media and updated them that he is doing fine now. © Instagram He even thanked his fans for their love and concern. He wrote, "Thanks for your concern and love. Now that you know that I am returning back from Jeypore Orissa after managing a concert last night, I now don't mind sharing how I was the day before yesterday." He further said, "Lesson for all of us, Never ever ever ever take a chance with allergies. Sea food in my case. If Nanavati Hospital wasn't near by, my trachea would have swollen up further and lead to asphyxiation. Happy and Healthy life to everyone." View this post on Instagram Thanks for your concern and love. Now that you know that I am returning back from Jeypore Orissa after managing a concert last night, I now don't mind sharing how I was the day before yesterday. ð Lesson for all of us, Never ever ever ever take a chance with allergies. Sea food in my case. If Nanavati Hospital wasn't near by, my trachea would have swollen up further and lead to asphyxiation. Happy and Healthy life to everyone. #health #lifeisbeautiful #goodfortune A post shared by Sonu Nigam (@sonunigamofficial) on Feb 5, 2019 at 11:38pm PST Sonu Nigam mentioned that the allergy was so bad that had the hospital not been nearby, his trachea would have swollen up further and led to asphyxiation. This indeed is a lesson for all of us who take allergies lightly.
  22. Injuries are an inevitable part of weight training. Every athlete faces the set back of an injury at some point in life. If you are a serious lifter, apply the following tips mentioned in this article. It will allow you to make constant gains throughout the year and prevent injuries. After all, prevention is better (much better) than cure. 1) Use Joint Supplements From Time To Time (If Possible Throughout The Year) We are obsessed with the size & strength of our muscles. But we often neglect our soft tissues' health (cartilages, tendons, and ligaments). The health of these tissues is of utmost importance if you want to maintain peak performance in the gym. Unfortunately, these tissues have limited nerve and blood supply, which makes them easier to get injured and harder to get recovered. They also adapt slower than muscles do. It is possible that following a bench press specific training program, your bench strength might increase 3 times, but the strength of your rotator cuffs (tendons in shoulders) remains the same. Therefore, I highly recommend using joint supplements from time to time. These supplements keep the inflammation of soft tissues under control and also increase their blood supply to boost recovery. Amateurs can use these supplements during a heavy training phase (3-4 months). For weightlifters, powerlifters or anyone who does intense training throughout the year, I suggest using them year round. Effective Joint Supplements . Curcumin . Boswellia . Hathjjod . Ashwagandha A combination of any two supplements from the above can be used year round. Since these are ayurvedic they also do not have any side effect. 2) Regulate Training And Life Stress Weight training is a stress for the body. Only when the body is supported with proper nutrition and recovery, training is able to yield positive results. But apart from training, we also have other sources of stress in our lives like- exams, financial ups & downs, emotional breakdowns, and girlfriends/wives. Excess of stress creates a host of unwanted things in the body- hormonal imbalance, poor sleep, body stiffness etc. Therefore regulating the stress of training and life is very crucial. If other stresses in your life are high, it is advisable to lower your training stress. Maybe train 3-4 days a week, with moderate volume, lifting lite-moderate weights. 3) Train To Failure With Caution 'Failure Training' is improperly executed by most individuals. Training to failure surely has certain benefits for Hypertrophy, discussing which is beyond the scope of this article. But it also spikes the fatigue in your joints and central nervous system. Training to failure with heavy loads, that too without being accountable for, can accumulate so much fatigue that it brings your body close to its breaking point! Be Cautious About The Following If You Train To Failure 1) Avoid going to failure on free compound lifts such as bench press, squats, rows, deadlifts. At least keep one rep in reserve. 2) Use machines like leg-press, chest-press or cables for lifting heavy weights while training to failure. 3) Failure training is best suited for lite weight and high rep isolation movements like side raise, leg extensions/curls, bicep curls etc. 4) The form is still important! Training to failure does not mean garbage looking reps. Your every rep till the last rep should be controlled and crisp. You may reduce the range of motion towards the end, or take assistance from your gym partner. But avoid those ugly reps performed using momentum and jerk. Those are not going to get you big & strong, but most probably injured. 5) Training To Failure Should Be Limited If you have performed 4 sets of leg press to failure. The next time you train legs (within a week), you need not perform leg extensions or any other quad exercise to failure. Keep at least 2 reps in reserve. Yash Sharma is a former state-level football player, now a fitness coach and nutritionist. He has helped many people with their health & performance goals. You can connect with him for fitness coaching on YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com. Also, check out his exercise videos on YouTube & Instagram. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
  23. The success of PUBG and Fortnite has revolutionised the Battle Royale genre and every developer is scrambling to release a game. The latest trend in the gaming industry, the two games have managed to bring in billions of dollars in sales via in-game purchases and people are hooked onto them like never before. Now, there's a new legend on the block called Apex Legends. It's a free-to-play battle royale first-person shooter from Respawn and Electronic Arts in which teams compete to be the last squad standing. The game is available for download on PS4, Xbox One, and Origin for PC. What's so special about the new game? It intends to fix all the complaints we had about PUBG and Fortnite. © Respawn / Electronic Arts The game has a futuristic style set within the Titanfall universe, thirty years after the events of Titanfall 2. Many complained the characters and graphics of Fortnite are cartoonish, and this is where the new game stands apart. Each "legend" comes with its own style and abilities like fading into parallel dimensions or disappearing from sight. There are in total eight legends to choose from. Obviously, you'll still be dropping onto an island and scavenging your way to survival, but there's no solo mode. The game is entirely team based and every match consists of 20 teams of three battling to be the last group remaining. © Respawn / Electronic Arts Respawning your team-mate also has been reworked. When a player dies, they'll drop a Respawn Beacon, which a teammate can pick up and bring to a respawn station to bring them back into the fight. This process demands better teamwork and coordination, ultimately offering a more real-life experience. Just like the other two games, it also has Battle Passes that can be used to unlock nearly 100 cosmetic rewards. The first season is scheduled to start from March, giving you enough time to get accustomed with the gameplay and kick-ass in the coming months. © Respawn / Electronic Arts In-game communication has also been improved and you can execute simple message without voice or key chat. Specific waypoints allow the player to highlight items and say for example "Let's check out this place", pointing towards a shelter. Being free-to-play, the game relies on ApexCoins for its in-game currency and microtransactions. The developer, Respawn, has said that it's committed to making the game a full-service offering like Fortnite.
  24. There have been numerous reports of PUBG addiction in the last few months and we've even seen people resorting to physical harm after getting addicted to the game. A recent report by the Quartz states that a PUBG fan spends more than 8 hours in a week on an average on the game. Institutions have sent out circulars asking for a complete ban on the game, and people have even sent requests to the government for initiation of a ban. While we'd laugh at a ban, the situation is actually getting serious. More than 120 cases of PUBG addiction were registered at Services for Healthy Use of Technology (SHUT) clinic in National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). © YouTube Games are supposed to be a source of entertainment, and getting hooked onto them at the cost of work or studies should never be a choice. The symptoms of addiction include deprivation of sleep, loss of real life interests, and subjectively lower attendance along with poor academic performance. If you're a victim of the game's addiction, here are a few steps you can take to ensure healthy usage of technology. © Razer Firstly, you need to start accepting responsibility and know that you are addicted to the game. We cannot solve an issue without acknowledging its existence. Secondly, you have to understand the impact it's having on your day to day life. Are your studies getting affected due to the game? If you're working, has your performance and focus at work changed? If the answer is yes, start thinking about your other hobbies and activities. PUBG was launched nearly a year back, what was your entertainment back then? How did you spend time refreshing yourself? Finding healthy alternatives to passing time can help in distancing yourself from the game. © YouTube You also need to stop blaming the game for captivating you. The phone, the game, the developer etc. aren't responsible for getting you hooked. And no, we don't mean to say abandon the game completely. Overconsumption of anything is hazardous, draw a line between entertainment and addiction. Set yourself time limits and follow them. A good way to understand how much time you've wasted is to keep a track and calculate how many hours you've lost in a week. © Pexels Also, don't be embarrassed to ask for help. Share the issue with your close friends and family and ask them to give a hand. PUBG could also be a distraction you've chosen because of other stressful situations in life. Lastly, even technology can help you out thanks to rising awareness of technology addiction. Both, Google and Apple have recognised that mobile phone addiction in the modern world is a serious problem and are trying to bring a viable solution. If you game on smartphones, you can easily follow the below steps to self reuglate your gaming addiction: For Android © YouTube Last year, Google launched the Digital Wellbeing program with Android Pie update and it aims to help you reduce your smartphone usage. All you need to do is download the app from Play Store, and head to the "Settings" menu. Scroll down and tap "Accessibility", you'll come across two splash pages. The hub has a circle at the top, and the number in the middle shows how long the screen has been turned on. With various colours, the circle shows the apps you spend the most time on. Using these analytics, the system knows which apps you use the most and it tracks your usage over a period of time. © Google Now, you can use the "App Timer" to restrict usage within a certain period of time. Let's say you mark PUBG for "30 minutes", after 30 minutes of gameplay, the app will minimize and a popup appears saying you've hit your allotted screen time. Even the app icon will turn grey indicating it's not available, and taping it would open a screen reminding you about App Limits. Lastly, you can set a "Wind Down" mode that basically makes your phone go grey-scale and the Do Not Disturb mode is automatically switch on. Even a blue light filter is switched on to help you actually wind down to sleep. All you need to do is set a time period, for example 10PM to 6AM. The phone knows that's your sleep cycle and winds down the phone to prevent you from using the phone. For iOS © YouTube Even iOS has a similar feature called Screen Time and it's natively supported on iOS 12. Just go to the "Settings" app and scroll down to "Screen Time". Switch on the feature and it'll start collecting usage logs in the background. You can see when you used your phone, on which apps, and how for long for. You can also see how the overall time you spent on your phone compares to the average. To set up "App Limits", just hit "Add Limit", choose a category, and set your timer. When you hit the wall, Screen Time will let you know with a full-screen notification. Assume this to be your warning message since the notification gives you a ignore option and 15-minute extension. © Apple Unlike Android's Digital Wellbeing, you can select a particular app and need to select a category like social media or gaming. It has a "Downtime" feature that will restrict usage of external apps within the set period and only a few stock apps will be accessible. These are just a few tools that'll help you remind yourself, "You're playing too much!"
  25. Zara, this year, along with new trends and a new collection in stores, has also changed its logo. via GIPHY The Spanish fashion retailer has got a new logo with its letters overlapping each other at each end and the beginning. Designed by the French agency Baron & Baron, the logo has transformed from what looked like this to this. Usually, a change in the logo of a brand means a systemic change in their services to symbolize a different perspective from the former. For example, Celine recently let go of the accent to show the functional change in their system and Bhane added another 'a' and became Bhaane. The new logo features a minimalist typeface, very similar to the previous one released in 2011 with wide spacing and the new version is less kerned. Now, a change isn't always warmly welcomed, which is exactly what's happening with Zara. Take a look at how Twitter lost it when they saw the new logo: Zara have updated their logo. pic.twitter.com/GhhQziNV1D — Fabio âï¸â (@fffabs) January 26, 2019 The new Zara logo is YIKES. pic.twitter.com/UOWz5xDN0C — Brian Latimer (@briskwalk) January 30, 2019 Whoever is responsible for the new Zara logo, I just want to talk. pic.twitter.com/DHoff5pLBT — Impact. (@mindofimpact) January 28, 2019 User's: the new Slack logo was awful ZARA: hold my beer... pic.twitter.com/8NmOK3Pqfp — Abdulsamad Umar (@justabdulsamad) January 27, 2019 Seriously #ZARA, what the hell?? You forgot the spaces! #zaralogo #WhatHappened #failrebrand pic.twitter.com/cljuTrp8bS — Silvia Sguotti (@SilviaSguotti) January 30, 2019 Thank-you for coming to my TedTalk #Zara pic.twitter.com/BqiJMWefmH — Taya Try ð (@soyuxr) January 29, 2019 However, like any change, this too should be digested soon. What do you think?
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