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  1. John Abraham's tryst with patriotic films will see a new addition to the list of other hits, which he has given ardent movie lovers in the genre. After a successful run of his other patriotic films 'Satyamev Jayate' and 'Parmanu', which were not only commercially successful but also earned a lot of critical acclaims, John Abraham is all set to star in the espionage thriller titled 'RAW - Romeo, Akbar, Walter'. View this post on Instagram A brave-heart, a patriot, a hero! His only existence was to exist for his motherland. #RAWTrailer releasing tomorrow. @apnabhidu @imouniroy @sikandarkher @RomeoAkbarWalter @viacom18motionpictures @kytaproductions @vafilmcompany @redice_films @timesmusichub #AjitAndhare @ajay_kapoor_ #DheerajWadhwan @vanessabwalia A post shared by John Abraham (@thejohnabraham) on Mar 2, 2019 at 8:40pm PST Set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pak war of 1971, 'RAW' traces the journey of a young bank employee who is trained as an Indian spy and sent to Pakistan to gather intel. As John wrote on his social media platform while sharing the trailer for 'Romeo, Akbar, Walter', his character's “dharma was to protect his nation against all evils and enemies” and the trailer sure succeeds in inspiring our patriotism, much like it does in John's character. The opening narration of the film begins with Jackie Shroff's voice declaring that “we are on the verge of a war with Pakistan” and honestly, it hits too close to home given the current circumstances between the two nations at the moment. Besides all this, the trailer also inspires thematic similarities with films like 'Raazi' and 'Argo' too, in certain ways. © Viacom 18 However, what stands out in the trailer is John's finesse and passion, which is evident in the portrayal of the character inspired by true events. We are sure that after the viewing of this trailer the film shall not only leave an impression but also shed a lot of light on how things unravelled back in 1971. © Viacom 18 We had earlier reported that John will we be seen sporting eight different looks in the film, and talking about the same, he said, “I do have eight different looks in the film. The effort that goes into giving me those looks is immense. It's time-consuming but completely worth the effort. There's a cast that they create to create to give me the desired get-up. I play everything from an 85-year-old man to a 26-year-old and this is probably the most challenging role of my life." © Viacom 18 The trailer itself looks intense and riveting, making us wonder what will come next for John's character in the film. Also starring Jackie Shroff as the Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Sikander Kher as John's nemesis, Mouni Roy as the female lead, there are a lot of intriguing aspects which are yet to be discovered about 'RAW - Romeo, Akbar, Walter'. The film is set to hit the theatres on 5th April 2019.
  2. Realme is a very young brand and intends to take over the budget phone segment in India. They've launched a new phone every quarter in an effort to cover up every possible price bracket. The brand has been targeting its phones towards the youth and hence, focuses on performance and design the most. With the Realme 3, the brand wants to lure buyers with its powerful MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. The new processor has performed extremely well in our previous review of the Realme U1, and now it's available at an even better price. (c) MensXP/Shivam Vahia On the front, it has a 6.2-inch HD+ display (1520 x 720 resolution) and comes with Gorilla Glass protection. Realme claims it has achieved 88.30 per cent screen-to-body ratio thanks to a small water-drop style notch. Like we've said, the new P70 processor has four cores clocked at 2.1Ghz and boasts 15 per cent lesser power consumption when compared to previous generation offering. It also has a multi-threaded APU for AI processing. It comes in to two variants, 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. The internal memory is expandable via a microSD card. (c) MensXP/Shivam Vahia The rear houses a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. For authentication, a fingerprint scanner is located on the back and it also supports face unlock. For low-light pictures, Realme has included a Nightscape mode that improves the quality of pictures using AI. A Chroma Boost mode also helps in producing better colour by adjusting exposure and dynamic range. For selfies, a 13-megapixel camera has been provided on the front. Backing these innards is a 4230mAh battery. The phone ships with ColorOS 6.0, built on top of Android 9.0 Pie. The software has kept many stock Android elements untouched and added features include Game Space and quick app drawer on the left. (c) MensXP/Shivam Vahia The 3GB + 32GB option is priced at Rs 8,999 and the 4GB + 64GB variant is priced at Rs 10,999 . Sales start from March 12thh via online channels. The phone will be going up against the recently launched Redmi Note 7, Nokia 5.1 Plus, and ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2. It'll be interesting to see how the brand is able to continue its steady rise in the country considering the competitive environment.
  3. The Apple Watch has been dominating the wearables market ever since it was announced and is now considered the best smartwatch there is. The Apple Watch has added many useful features over the years, however, it lacked one feature that has been absent for a while. © Pillow The Cupertino giant is rumoured to be testing sleep tracking securely and according to insiders who spoke to Bloomberg and detailed Apple's plans. The Apple Watch is expected to launch the sleep tracking feature in 2020 and will essentially also kill third-party apps that are currently offering the same feature on the Apple Watch. Currently, apps like Pillow and Sleep++ offer a similar feature where it tracks a user's sleeping patterns and habits. Smartwatches that tend to have a sleep tracking feature usually last for days due to a larger battery. This will be a major hurdle for Apple to overcome, as the Apple Watch can last only for a day on a full charge. Apple may have to outfit the 2020 Apple Watch with a bigger battery or add a low power setting for speed mode. © Beddit Apple recently bought Beddit, a company that makes sleep tracking devices as well as apps for iOS and the Apple Watch. The company also launched a sensor strip that can be placed underneath a bed seat to track sleeping patterns and snoring habits. Sleep-tracking has been one of the most requested features by Apple Watch users, however, Apple will have to either increase the battery capacity or come up with a different solution in order to run this feature. We can only be sure when the new Apple Watch will be announced this year and its capabilities and see if it hints at the upcoming feature with a larger battery or a new power saving mode.
  4. Ever since its global launch at the World Cup, VAR still divides opinions. Most of it is because of the time it takes to arrive at a decision and a fear of machinery failure. Wednesday's Champions League tie between Schalke and Manchester City had both. It took VAR three minutes and a technical failure before coming to a decision. According to some, VAR marks the 'Americanization' of the sport. Whereas some claim that it slows the game down thus killing the atmosphere. This 'killing the atmosphere' thing can be considered when thinking about lower leagues or some grounds where huge TV screens are not available. Old Trafford to name one. Also, football is all about uncertainty. Every single element of football is hard, stressful and miserable. The only release you have is the pure unadulterated joy of seeing your team score which VAR takes away. © Digital Trends But looking at the other side, what VAR gives is a fair result which is 'probably' the most important thing. The question at this point of time is not 'if VAR should be used or not?' It is 'how VAR should be used?' Since four of Europe's top five leagues are already using it with English Premier League in contention to introduce it from next season, it's quite certain that VAR is here to stay. This seems to be a tricky question whose answer we'll get only in future. What we can't stop thinking about is what major footballing errors could've been avoided had VAR been introduced earlier. Here are five of dubious mistakes where VAR could've come in handy: Three Cards Too Much © Sporting News Whether you're a player or a referee it is always a big thing when you're called up for the World Cup. Some handle it like a walk in the park while for others it turns out to be a mammoth task. For English Referee, Graham Poll it proved to be the latter. It was Croatia vs Australia, Poll booked Croatia's Josip Simunic in the second half and then again in the 90th minute, but for some strange reason failed to brand out a red card. He booked him again for the third time and finally handed over him marching orders. Though Australia went on to qualify but FIFA admitted that they could've asked for a replay if the result would've been different. Poll meanwhile was sent home and retired from the game a year later. You had one job, Graham. 2. Stephen Kiessling's Ghost Goal © ESPN Stephen Kiessling has had a decent if not spectacular career in the German topflight. Scoring 146 goals for Nurenberg and Bayer Leverkusen. But his name came into the headlines when he scored a truly remarkable goal against Hoffenheim back in 2013. 1-0 up, Leverkusen won a corner and ball found the big German, who could only direct his header into the side netting. Disappointed, the former Germany international put his head in his hands, but unfortunately for Hoffenheim, there was a hole in the net and ball went through it into the goal. Referee Felix Brych, simply seeing the keeper picking the ball out of the onion bag assumed it had gone in and Leverkusen led 2-0. After the match, Leverkusen's sporting director, Rudi Voller said,” Hoffenheim's owner has spent so much money on such a beautiful stadium, you think he would be able to spend a few more Euro's on a decent net.” Ouch! 3. German Tragedy vs English Karma © Vimeo If there is one word to describe England's major tournament performances since the World Cup 1966 it has to be 'tragic' (exclude 2018). It was the final of that World Cup that started it all. With the score locked at 2-2 after 90 minutes, the match went into extra time. A pass from Alan Ball set up Geoff Hurst. His fierce strike struck the bar and bounced on the line. The English celebrated and Germans protested. But after consulting his linesman, Swiss Referee Gottfried Dienst gave the goal. Germany pressed up in search of an equaliser and skipper Bobby Moore sprang Hurst once again, who netted England's fourth. This time putting the result beyond doubt. © The National It was World Cup 2010 and England and Germany met again, this time in the second round. Germans with their young but immensely talented squad were 2-0 up when England grabbed one back through Matthew Upson. With the halftime fast approaching, Frank Lampard struck a dipping volley from the edge of the box which left Manuel Neuer rooted to his spot. The ball struck the bar and bounced down into the goal before spinning and coming back onto the field. Uruguayan referee, Jorge Larrionda waved play on and Germany went on to dominate the second half, winning the game 4-1. Karma proved to be a b**ch even after 44 years. 4. Ram - Shayam Syndrome © Sky Sports Arsene Wenger's 1000th game as Arsenal boss came against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Unfortunately for the Frenchman, it ended in a 6-0 defeat after his side was reduced to 10 men in the first 20 minutes. After going 2-0 up and having Arsenal on ropes, there was no stopping Chelsea and Eden Hazard. When the Belgian curled a shot around Wojciech SzczÄsny, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was covering before he turned the ball wide using his hands. Clear red card offense. Cut to referee Andre Mariner, who sent off Kieran Gibbs. Bizzare scenes followed in which the Ox tried to get himself sent off but Mariner stuck to his guns. To add insult to injury, replay showed that Hazard's shot was going wide. 5. Hand Of Fraud © AS No list of 'football's biggest blunders' will ever be complete without this. Again it was England, again it was World Cup, with Diego Maradona being the beneficiary of some dodgy refereeing. At 0-0 an English defender spooned the ball into his own box and the world's greatest player ran through on goal. Realising his 5′2″ frame was not enough to beat keeper Peter Shilton, Maradona leapt into the air, lifting his head to nudge the ball past English keeper, and into the net. England went mad as the referee gave the goal. Four minutes later, Maradona went on to score one of the greatest solo goals the game has ever seen and Argentina went through. After the game, the little man claimed that his first goal had been scored a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the 'Hand Of God'.
  5. The Samsung Galaxy S10E was announced two days ago in San Francisco and its time for the smartphone to debut in India. The South Korean giant has opened pre-bookings of the Galaxy S smartphones on its official website and if you want to know more about the smartphone, you can read all about it here. The Galaxy S10/S10+ and S10E will be available to purchase in India from 8th March 2019 on and customers can already pre-book the smartphone on the official Samsung website. The higher memory variants on Galaxy S10+ will be available in the ceramic finish. Galaxy S10+ will be available in 1 TB, 512GB and 128 GB storage variants and will be priced at INR 1,17,900, INR 91,900 and INR 73,900 respectively. The 1TB and the 512GB variant will come in the ceramic white and black colours. The 128GB will be available in prism black, white and blue colours. The 1 TB and 512 GB variants are being offered in luxurious, ceramic white and ceramic black colours respectively, while the 128 GB variant will come in premium prism black, prism white and prism blue colours. The 512GB variant of Galaxy S10 will be priced at INR 84,900 and will be available in prism white colour, whereas the 128 GB variant will be offered for INR 66,900 in prism black, prism white and prism blue colours. Further, Galaxy S10e comes with only 128 GB storage variant in prism black and prism white colours. It will be priced at INR 55,900. Consumers who pre-order the Galaxy S10 can also purchase either the Galaxy Watch For Rs 9,999 or the Galaxy Buds for Rs 2,999. Galaxy Watch currently retails at INR 29,990 and Galaxy Buds retails at INR 9,990. Just to wrap all the pricing, here are the different pricing brackets for the Galaxy S10/S10+ and S10E: Galaxy S10e (6GB RAM+128 GB Storage) - â¹55,900. Galaxy S10 (8GB RAM+128 GB Storage) Galaxy S10 â¹66,900 (8GB RAM+512GB Storage) - â¹84,900. Galaxy S10+ (8GB RAM+128 Storage) - â¹73,900, Galaxy S10+ (8GB RAM+512 Storage) - â¹91,900. Galaxy S10+ Ceramic (12GB RAM + 1TB Storage) - â¹1,17,900. Galaxy Buds - Rs 9,990
  6. 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.
  7. Everyone has regrets, some bigger than the others and I think Will Smith has been carrying around the biggest one ever and he's finally talking about it 20 years later. Can you imagine anyone turning down a movie like 'The Matrix'? Well, turns out that's exactly what Will did. In a 'storytime' video on his YouTube account, Will Smith talked all about 'why he turned down The Matrix' and well, the main reason is that he just didn't understand it. Yep, that's it. He was offered the lead role of Neo in the 1999 Si-Fi movie but it eventually went to Keanu Reeves. Actually, come to think of it, it's now hard to imagine someone other than Keanu playing that role. Will started off the video by saying, “This is one of them stories I'm not proud of, but it's the truth.” He explained how the offer came at a 'crazy time' in his career. He said, I had done 'Independence Day' the year before, so I was like, 'Eh, I'm not doing another alien movie, I don't want to be the alien movie guy''." Then, he did meet with 'geniuses' The Wachowskis who approached him and pitched the movie to him, but he just didn't understand it. Will explaining the pitch to us is also very funny and the animation in his video adds a great touch. He said, “I didn't get it when I read it. It's a hard movie to pitch. You know: 'Everybody lives inside a computer.' It was only when I saw it that I really got it. They came in and made a pitch for 'The Matrix'. As it turns out, they're geniuses. But there's a fine line in a pitch meeting between genius and what I experienced in the meeting.” Will, however, did acknowledge that he saved us all by not messing up 'The Matrix' because Keanu Reeves as Neo is perfect and Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus is perfect. He said, “If I had done it because I'm black, then Morpheus wouldn't have been black because they were looking at Val Kilmer. So, I probably would have messed 'The Matrix' up.” Here's the video:
  8. Monogamy, Polygamy and the rest. These are not math books but rather the nature and definition of modern relationships. Do not fret, if you have been out of this scene for a bit, we will help you get back on the horse. First, let's look at the reason people stop trusting relationships and the people in them. © Pinterest There are a plethora of reasons you may have chosen to remain single. The usual reasons are relationship drama, a bad break-up, divorce, someone cheating on you or some form of personal antisocial behaviour that has resulted in a tendency to stay away from the dating scene. ' If you, like many others, are also looking to get back in the game after being alone for some time, here are a few tips that can help you find your groove back: Send Memes Memes and online content sharing is now almost akin to social currency. Using platforms like Instagram regularly to find funny, romantic and entertaining content eases the tension of constant conversation. In the initial phases of any courtship, these provide a buffer when you're chatting on the gram but don't really have too much to say. © Pinterest Use Dating Apps Download a dating app and start there. The easiest thing about the new age of dating is, you know what they like (from their bio) and you know they like you! Build on that. Simple. The other major benefit of dating apps is that there is no dearth of possible matches. You may have to spend some money on their premium services but I bet most men would pay such nominal amounts if it increases their chances of meeting someone. © Pinterest Join A Fitness Class This point tends to show up in a lot of lists, simply because the value of confidence can never be overstated. Whether you are an intellectual, a scholar or a regular guy. Not exercising will tend to result in bad posture, poor cardio and less musculature i.e. leaving you with nothing that would impress a woman at first glance. Plus caring about your health is cool. The gym/class is also a great spot for meeting new people. © Twitter Plenty Of Fish There are literally 7.2 billion people on earth. Depending on your sexual preference there are about 3.6 billion possibilities. Go out of your comfort zone and flirt with people. Be nice, charming and approachable. Casting a wide net, keep the trophies and dump the rest back in the ocean. © Twitter Be Clear About Your Intentions I personally could tell you that 75% of the women I have ever met in my life have been cheated on/lied to by their men. 75% is also me being modest. Myself included. I have certainly lied to past lovers. Having had that done to me made me realize the importance of honesty. Most women deal with shitty boyfriends, husbands and exes. The common thread amongst all this is that guys tend to be less upfront with their intentions EARLY ON. Women respond to men who are confident and honest about their intentions. © Twitter To recap, dating is a numbers game. It is also kind of like hunting. Ever seen a tiger or a lion run frantically after ALL the buffaloes? No. Not really. They wait, they plan, then pounce. Dating is similar, identify your amoré and do what you can to win her over. If in case she does not wish to, and/or is playing too hard to get, move on. Life is short and no one is worth jumping through so many hoops for.
  9. They say there are six other people besides ourselves in this world, who can stand in as our doppelgangers on a given day. However, research has claimed that the likelihood of bumping into our doppelganger in a lifetime is only 1 in a trillion. Yet somehow, celebrities like Salman Khan seem to have gotten lucky in this case more than once! Now joining the bandwagon very recently are two other leading Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt and Anushka Sharma. Alia's lookalike Sanayaashu went viral with a video recreating a scene from Alia's upcoming movie 'Gully Boy' yesterday. View this post on Instagram #gullyboy #aliabhatt #aliabhattfans #ranveersingh A post shared by sanayaashu (@ashu0876962) on Jan 23, 2019 at 2:47am PST Whereas netizens went crazy over the sighting of Anushka Sharma's American doppelganger in Julia Michaels. The American singer is said to share striking similarities with the 'Zero' actress, and it didn't take long for her fans to notice and go crazy over it. Sure enough it caught the attention of the two individuals in question, who took to Twitter to share their amusement. While Julia tagged Anushka on her post and said “apparently we're twins lol”, Hi @AnushkaSharma apparently we're twins lol ð¯‍âï¸ð¯‍âï¸ pic.twitter.com/eYb9xjGBb2 — Julia Michaels (@juliamichaels) February 5, 2019 Anushka also came to acknowledge the possibility that the two indeed look very similar in photos. She retweeted Julia's tweet and exclaimed that she had been looking for her (and her other five doppelgangers) all her life! OMG YES!! ð² I've been looking for you and the remaining 5 of our dopplegangers all my life ð https://t.co/SaYbclXyXt — Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) February 5, 2019 It was really cool of the two ladies to play along.
  10. We find love in the strangest of places. All while a seemingly unthreatening person manages to disarm us with that one look or smile casually thrown our way, which leaves our heart craving for more, so much more! The arena of online dating happens to be one such space where most of us venture into without any set expectations of what might come our way. That is mostly because this entire scene of online dating bears an air of mystery and suspense around it - a sort of a thrill that has succeeded in luring even a few “hermits” around us. You never know who you will meet in this virtual world, and even if you think you like the person you behold on the screen going by their bio, likes-dislikes and hobbies et al., you cannot be too sure unless you meet them up close and see for yourself if the two of you are worth another shot. Souvik Thakur Sure, this might be true in 99% of the cases, though there still exist a few who get so lucky with their online dates, that they end up signing the deal of spending an entire lifetime with one another. Such is the story of Souvik and Upasana, who met each other on an online dating website, and so fiery was their chemistry from the very onset, that the couple ended up marrying each other within a year of their first official date! It all began in late 2017, or more specifically 22nd October 2017 as Upasana would point out when the two first found out about each other on an online dating platform. Souvik is quick to add that, “it was her smile that caught my attention,” and he didn't waste any time in getting in touch with Upasana after that. “It was love at first sight (for me), even though we were living in two different cities then. I was in Delhi, while she was in Kolkata,” adds Souvik. Remembering that fateful night, Upasana recalls, “I remember that Sunday. I had a night recess and after I woke up, I saw a notification of his request. After reading his message, I shared my phone number. Within a second he called me, and we started talking. He spoke for an hour and by the end of it, he proposed me for marriage.” Souvik Thakur We know, that almost sounds like a Japanese bullet train of dating on the move. But you know what, in the matters of the heart, when you know, you know. Whether it is a matter of knowing someone for an hour, a year or even ten years for that matter, you simply know it when you find 'the one'. However, we wonder, if their first virtual meeting was so zippy, imagine all the fire alarms that must have gone off when the two met each other for the first time, for real! You guessed it, for both Souvik and Upasana, their first date remains one of the greatest highlights of their relationship so far. It was 25th December 2017 when they finally met in person after constantly being in touch for a little over two months. While Souvik recalls the day for their exploration of the City of Joy, eating and shopping their hearts out and making memories together, it was much more special for Upasana. Souvik Thakur “It was 25th December and he had come down from Delhi to meet me. Naturally, it was special for me. We met at Esplanade, the heart of Kolkata. Then we went to Princep Ghat. After spending some quality time on the bank of river Ganges, we went to taste Biryani from Kolkata's famous Biryani shop. Then he surprised me by gifting me a yellow-green from a famous boutique,” shares Upasana. The saree, as Souvik tells us, was a gift to celebrate their first date. And they say men are not romantic and thoughtful enough. Anyhow, that's definitely one memorable first date the two had, won't you agree? However, from the numerous memories the two share between them, for Souvik one of the most unforgettable ones is when the two spent some quiet time alone in each other's company on the terrace at his place - “(the) terrace is a very special place for me. I love to read, write, sing on the terrace. Finally, I took her to my special place in the house,” recalls Souvik. Our man here had finally found the woman to share his special place with, and we all know that's a big commitment all by itself, even though many women don't know it at the moment. But since things were already moving in the fifth gear for the couple since the beginning, the real deal was never too far behind. Souvik Thakur Soon after their first meeting, Souvik couldn't wait to take the next big step. He had all the plans laid out. But like it is usually in the case of love, things don't come easy. Sure enough, Souvik had a hurdle to move past before he could claim his lady love, and make her his for the next 'seven lifetimes'. Since Souvik was living in Delhi for work, it meant that for Upasana getting married would be a lot more than just tying the knot. So when Souvik popped the question, Upasana couldn't accept the proposal instantly, even when she wanted to. “I would have said yes, but couldn't. Since he lived in Delhi for the sake of his job, and I didn't want to relocate from my hometown Kolkata, I clearly told him so. He was very disheartened, but tried to convince me to make the move. After 15 days, he succeeded. I agreed to move to Delhi.” Once this was taken care of, things picked up speed and their families got involved. The date for the wedding was set and finally, on 2nd December 2018, the couple got hitched. Even though most things happened in a blur in their relationship, married life has come with its own share of lessons and experiences for the couple. Souvik Thakur According to Upasana, their journey from bachelorhood to being married has changed their perspective about relationship and love. As a married couple, they are becoming more and more responsible with every passing day. Even Souvik agrees that the relationship has taught him to choose his battles wisely, adjust and compromise where necessary and take important decisions keeping each other in mind. However, with all things said and done, the newlyweds believe that their relationship has taught them to love selflessly and accept each other's quirks. “We are two very much different people. She is loud and expressive, whereas I am soft and calm. But we love to eat, travel & listen to music together. These are the binding factors of our relationship and our lives”, says Souvik. Souvik Thakur For Upasana, however, the most unique quality of her husband is that “he is a very good human being, funny and he is very passionate towards his work.” The couple may be completely opposite in nature and personality type, but these traits help to balance their relationship and add depth to it. Married for just two months today, the journey so far has been a revelation for the couple in a lot of ways. Not only are they getting to know each other more deeply, but they are also evolving as individuals as they take on this journey called life together.
  11. The wave of nepotism in Bollywood is so strong right now that we often oversee the insane pool of talent that has been going strong based on their sheer dedication and sheer hard work. Actor Manoj Bajpayee is a man par excellence who has proved time and again that any role is tailor-made for him once he decides to essay it his way. View this post on Instagram A picture in a picture.#blueumbrella #bluesuit #hotsun A post shared by Manoj Bajpayee (@bajpayee.manoj) on Nov 6, 2018 at 7:42am PST After being in the industry for over 25 years, the actor has been lauded with the fourth highest civilian honour in the country, the Padma Shri. The actor who entered the showbiz with 'Bandit Queen' back in 1994 has come a long way since then, getting better with every role that he took up, be it the man who danced his heart out in 'Sapne Mein Milti Hai' or the rustic guy who literally made 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' what it became a critical hit. In an interview post this honour, the actor shared his feelings about this latest development in his life. "It's a huge honour for any professional because it's not an honour for just one particular film or performance. It's an honour for your journey, for your conviction and belief that you had. Also, for the government it's a way of recognising contribution that one has made to cinema. So yes, I am feeling very happy about it. My family, friends and fans have been sending messages to me. I am feeling ecstatic that my work has been recognised by the highest office”. His fans have been flooding social media with congratulatory notes. Well known Bollywood actor Mr. Manoj Bajpayee is awarded "Padmshri" ; But, glad to inform you that he belongs to Bihar; not to Maharashtra.@PIBHindi@PIB_India @PMOIndia — Niranjan Sinha (@sinha_nir67) January 27, 2019 Congratulations #ManojBajpayee ji on having been conferred with #Padmashri . Great achievement earned by virtue of outstanding meritorious work. — dhirendra mishra (@dhirendra0612) January 27, 2019 It's a well-deserved win and for once, we are elated that no nepotism was involved.
  12. Isn't it kind of sad that the biggest viral story of the week doesn't even make any sense now? The people behind the movie 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' didn't just impress the world with their movie but also with their brilliant way of stopping their movie from getting pirated. They themselves leaked a 'fake' version of the movie online so that the people who downloaded from torrent sites would have a scene transition into Vicky Kaushal breaking the fourth wall and talking directly to them, telling them to go watch the movie in theatres. This idea was genius, and no wonder the video went viral as soon as it ended up online. While this was one of the best 'surgical strikes' on piracy, movies leaking online is still inevitable. Bringing awareness to the situation is the first step but it won't stop t altogether. 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' couldn't survive the surgical strike on piracy and is now available online for real, not the one where Vicky Kaushal is disappointed in you. The entire movie is apparently available on the website Tamilrockers. As the name would suggest, they would probably just leak Tamil movies, but looks like they've expanded and now also include Bollywood movies. Reportedly, even 'The Accidental Prime Minister' was available on the site almost immediately and now even Emraan Hashmi's 'Why Cheat India' has been leaked. But, the makers of 'Uri' still shouldn't worry about the movie leaking that much, since 'Uri' is still dominating the box office with people loving Vicky Kaushal and quoting the movie. I mean, even PM Narendra Modi couldn't help himself from asking everyone “How's the josh?”. #UriTheSurgicalStrike biz at a glance... Week 1: â¹ 70.94 cr Weekend 2: â¹ 37.96 cr Total: â¹ 108.90 cr India biz. BLOCKBUSTER.#Uri is not going to slow down soon... Should emerge the highest grossing medium-budget film, surpassing the *lifetime biz* of #TWMReturns. #HowsTheJosh — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 21, 2019 So, the movie's josh is still high and won't be coming down anytime soon, by the looks of it.
  13. Now that Season 4 on PUBG mobile is coming to an end in two days, the Battle Royale game is all set to bring new content for the upcoming season. © MensXP Tencent Gaming, the company behind the mobile version of PUBG is yet to release the official patch noted, however, information about the new season has been leaked. The new update is expected very soon and here's everything you need to know about PUBG Mobile Season 5: 1. Fire Theme Leaked stuff for season 5 with background leaks from Reddit credit to @minisideman pic.twitter.com/o9voaWBwPE — PubgmCommunity (@PubgmCommunity) January 10, 2019 Images for the content that will be used in Season 5 have been leaked, even though it is yet to be made official. Some images of cosmetics, weapon skins and unlockable items have been leaked. One of the images shows a burning forest, which indicates that the game may follow a theme of fire. Now that the winter and snow theme has been used in the previous update, this speculation sounds quite plausible. 2. New Outfits Also clothing that most likely will be coming along with season 5 pic.twitter.com/OwvN3R5yvA — PubgmCommunity (@PubgmCommunity) January 10, 2019 One of the more prominent leaks surrounding PUBG Mobile Season 5 has to do with some exciting outfits. There's going to be a birthday cake costume (sounds outlandish), a full-gold bodysuit and some traditional Japanese outfits. 3. New Weapon Skins More leaked skins. pic.twitter.com/IvfiL8DMXe — PubgmCommunity (@PubgmCommunity) January 12, 2019 Along with new outfits, weapon skins are also going to be a part of the new update. This includes gold skins for UMP and AKM, a black and white dragon skin for the Kar98k, and more. Skins for vehicles are also finding their way online where we will see an ice cream truck skin for the Volkswagen van. 4. A New Weapon Here is 0.10.5 update preview 1. New Royale Pass Season 5 2. MK47 Mutant 3. Laser Sight 4. Vikendi Custom Room Other small changes like Old voice back and now you can mute spawn island broadcast etc. pic.twitter.com/Ihyz94Aiiz — Shahid Khan (@shahidkhan1137) January 12, 2019 We will finally see the addition of a new weapon in the next update. The Season 5 will bring the MK47 Mutant assault rifle which has already been available in PUBG PC. © Twitter The patch that will add Season 5 to the game will be called PUBG Mobile Patch 0.10.5, however, details about its availability are not known yet. However, if previous updates are any indication, the new season will start to roll out a few days after Season 4 ends i.e. January 17th.
  14. Samsung is all set to launch its next flagship smartphone that will likely be called the Galaxy S10. It will debut a week ahead of MWC on February 20th. The invites for the 'Unpacked' event have been sent out to media and it will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. © Samsung The company has decided to skip the Mobile World Conference and it is unlikely that we will see any other major announcements from the South Korean giant that week. It's not the first time Samsung has skipped the conference, as in 2017, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 at a separate event in March. © Twitter/Even Blass It has been long rumoured that Samsung will launch three variants of the Galaxy S10 i,e, the S10, S10 Plus and S10 Lite/E. Previous rumours have suggested that either all or some of these devices will come with Samsung's Infinity-O display, better known as the punch-hole display. The display will basically have a very small circular cutout that will house the front-facing camera. It will be at the top of the screen and looks similar to a punch hole on a paper. We can also see a clue about the new display in the invite, where the middle bezel is extremely thin and will be all around the phone. © Twitter/Venya Geskin1 Additional information from leaks suggests that Samsung may add a third camera to the back of the Galaxy S10 Plus and may sport a wide-angle lens just like the LGv40 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Of course, since these are all based on leaks, we can only be sure once Samsung makes it official at the February launch event. What Else Can We Expect? Samsung has already confirmed that it's working on a foldable smartphone and there's a good chance that we may see it unveiled at the “Galaxy Unpacked” event. It has already been confirmed by Samsung that the foldable smartphone will launch in the first half of 2019. We could also hear about the Galaxy Home smart speaker that is powered by Samsung's Bixby digital assistant. The smart speaker was unveiled at the Galaxy Note 9 launch however we haven't heard anything about it ever since.
  15. Starting her career as an underrated actor, Taapsee Pannu has risen as an excellent performer in the cinematic world. While most actresses, at the beginning of their careers, lookout for glamorous roles, Taapsee decided to create a niche of her own by involving herself in more performance-oriented roles and today, she's counted amongst the finest actresses in the industry. She's had some excellent roles come her way and she's done adequate justice to them, whenever she was required to. © Instagram Even though she started off her acting career in 2010, 2017-18 have been remarkable years in terms of her career and the kind of roles she's picked out for herself, creating a niche benchmark for the rest to follow! So, here are 5 roles Tapsee fit into effortlessly, in 2017-18, making her one of the finest actors in Bollywood today: (1) Mulk (2018) © Benaras Media Works She steps into the shoes of a lawyer gracefully in the film and does full 'justice' to her role. The role was truly challenging for her but her performance was noted as par excellence. We absolutely loved her powerful role! Watch the trailer here (2) Soorma (2018) © Sony Pictures Releasing Taapsee has revealed time and again that if she wasn't an actor she'd be a sportswoman, and that's exactly what she plays in Soorma- a player in the Indian Women's Hockey team and Indian hockey champion Sandeep Singh's girlfriend, in the movie. Watch the trailer here (3) Manmarziyaan (2018) © Eros International This is another role, where she's tried to do something out of the box and has been absolutely successful too! Her fresh chemistry with Vicky Kaushal in the film helps build her character too! She essays a vivacious, free-spirited young girl called Rumi, who'll go the whole hog for love! Watch the trailer here (4) The Ghazi Attack (2017) © Dharma Productions The lass had a special appearance in the film which went ahead and won the 65th National Film Award and gave her the benchmark she truly desired. The film is inspired by the sinking of a Pakistani submarine- PNS Ghazi, right before the Indo-Pak war in 1971 and Pannu plays a Bangladeshi refugee. Watch the trailer here (5) Naam Shabana (2017) © Reliance Entertainment A spin-off of Neeraj Pandey's 'Baby', Taapsee strengthens the character she plays, right from the core. She plays an Indian spy in the movie and she trained really hard to befit the role, perfectly! Watch the trailer here Though this might be her best work in 2017-18, we're definitely not bidding her adieu just yet! With some interesting cinema on her plate with films like 'Mission Mangal' along with Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan, and 'Badla' with Amitabh Bachchan, she's definitely going to make a huge mark in 2019 as well. Here's wishing her all the luck the universe can conjure and here's hoping we see her ever so often on the big screen this year.
  16. Like we didn't have enough troubles to pay attention to, we have another rather strange complaint doing the rounds and it doesn't even make sense. An advocate by the name of Mr. Ojha from Patna has filed a case against the film 'The Accidental Prime Minister', for promoting content that does not show several public figures in a good light, in the movie. © Rudra Productions (UK) We're a bit confused though. The petitioner has clearly seen only the trailer, since the movie releases on the 11th of January, 2019. And after watching the trailer, he's made an abrupt case of public figures being lampooned in the movie. Our fair guess says he's trying to save the myriad questions that may arise post the movie launch, which will put our former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh and his then media advisor Sanjaya Baru, in a lieu of unsettling thoughts, from the audience, since the movie is based on Manmohan Singh's tenure as the Prime Minister of India. Both the figures are played by Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna, respectively. © Rudra Productions (UK) While we do sympathise with Mr. Ojha's concern, we think his retribution towards the screening of the movie is absolutely claimless and haphazard, since the movie in question isn't even out yet. And it could truly be showing the actual events that took place while Manmohan Singh was our Prime Minister. So, if he's really offended with the half-baked content that's being shown through the promos, then he certainly needs a little more perspective. Some would say he's trying to be pre-emptive in his approach to judge a situation. While I can seem to agree on that, I cannot let that take away the truest essence the movie is trying to bring out, through a phenomenal cast. © Twitter The petitioner has claimed to feel 'hurt' upon viewing the promos of the movie and about 14 members including Anupam Kher and Akhsaye Khanna have been named who're associated with the movie, in a Bihar court. The petition was filed under IPC sections 295, 153, 153A, 293, 504 and 120B, relating to promoting 'enmity' between different groups, sale of obscene objects, insult with intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal conspiracy. © Rudra Productions (UK) While the sections are quite loaded and misdirecting based on just a trailer, we wish the petition doesn't pan out the way it's being planned to. Everything should have an equal say an voice and here's hoping the movie does exceptionally well. Watch the trailer here
  17. 2018 has been the year of grand weddings and it looks like we are not done yet. After Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas tied the knot in a beautiful and lavish ceremony in Rajasthan, another star-studded wedding journey has begun. SS Rajamouli's son SS Karthikeya is all set to tie the knot in Jaipur, and to make the occasion extra special, the entire cast of 'Baahubali' has descended. View this post on Instagram ð¸ð¸Sweety #anushkaShetty from Mehendi ceremonyðððLooking beautiful and ever gorgeousð¸ð¸ #sweetyshetty #anushkashettyfans #BangaramSaysSS #Anushka #Rajamouli #KarthikeyaWedding A post shared by TeamPranushka@Officialâ¡ (@team_pranushka1) on Dec 29, 2018 at 1:02am PST View this post on Instagram @ranadaggubati , @nameisnani , @jrntr , #ramcharan #Nani #ranadaggubati #jrntr Arrived at Jaipur airport for @ssrajamouli 's son marriage Karthikeya #bangaramsaysss A post shared by Rana Daggubati diehard fans (@ranadaggubatif) on Dec 28, 2018 at 3:52am PST @iamnagarjuna and @JagapatiBabu (Bride Pooja Prakash's uncle), actor. #Shashank and a few other actors from south land in Jaipur to attend @ssrajamouli 's son's wedding. @thesushmitasen @AkhilAkkineni8 #Prabhas #Rajamouli #Bahubali @namitaskalla photos by #DineshDabi pic.twitter.com/rtkIDNy3Xp — Rajasthan patrika (@rpbreakingnews) December 28, 2018 The director welcomed the actors and other stars from the Tollywood industry with great pomp and glory. Rana, Anushka and Prabhas were seen joining the fun with some crazy dance moves of their own. View this post on Instagram #RamCharan Dances With #Rajamouli at #Karthikeya wedding...!! Follow @indian_cinema.off For More! . . . . @indian_cinema.off @indian_cinema.off @indian_cinema.off . . . . #hansikamotwani #shrutihassan #deepikapadukone #sonamkapoor #dishapatani #aliabhatt #priyankachopra #indiansaree #follow #follow4follow #quotestagram #nivethapethuraj #amalapaul #tamannaah #pranithasubhash #cottonsaree #sareeseduction #indiancinema #saree #tamilmovie #tamil A post shared by Indian_cinema (@indian_cinema.off) on Dec 29, 2018 at 4:01am PST View this post on Instagram #Prabhas dancing at #Sskarthikeya wedding function ð #Prabhas #Darlingprabhas #Prabhasraju #Prabhasrajuuppalapati #Rebelstar #Saaho #Darling A post shared by PRABHAS RAJU UPPALAPATI (@star.prabhas) on Dec 28, 2018 at 4:59am PST Did you ever imagine Bhallaldeva could play the dhol so well? View this post on Instagram Sweety having fun with dholððShe is a bundle of cutenessððð #anushkashetty #sweety #ranadaggubati #BangaramSaysSS #Jaipur #KarthikeyaWedding #Rajamouli #sweetyshetty #anushkashettyfans #anushkashettyððð A post shared by TeamPranushka@Officialâ¡ (@team_pranushka1) on Dec 28, 2018 at 11:00pm PST View this post on Instagram Clear video of #Prabhas and #AnushkaShetty ððððððð A post shared by Prabhas (@uppalapati_prabhas_official) on Dec 28, 2018 at 6:31am PST Prabhas is known to be a shy person in real-life, which is why watching him let his hair down is so much fun! View this post on Instagram #Prabhas #AnushkaShetty ðððððð credits #TeamAnushkaShetty #Ramcharan A post shared by Prabhas (@uppalapati_prabhas_official) on Dec 27, 2018 at 9:22am PST View this post on Instagram #Keeravani garu explaining #Prabhas that one should not ask a woman about her age and a man about his salaryðDarling should not reveal about his remuneration from #Baahubali ðððHow cutely he says correct sir promiseððBeautiful to see him having so much fun around his close people! #BangaramSaysSS #prabhasraju #Rajamouli #KarthikeyaWedding #Baahubali2 #prabhasfans A post shared by TeamPranushka@Officialâ¡ (@team_pranushka1) on Dec 29, 2018 at 12:11am PST View this post on Instagram Video part 2 #Prabhas and #Jrntr #mmkeeravani #ssrajamouli making fun ððððððð #PrabhasAtSSKWedding . . #FairmontJaipur #WeddingOfTheYear #BahubaliCast #Prabhas #RanaDaggubati #wedding #Jaipur #Rajasthan #celebritywedding #actors #saho #ramcharan #jrntr #nagarjuna #jagapathirao#ranadaggubati #jrntr #ssrajamouli @srijanvadhera A post shared by ðPrabhas ⤠(@prabhas__anna) on Dec 28, 2018 at 10:49pm PST Nagarjuna, Akhil Akkineni are among the other actors who are present at the wedding. View this post on Instagram @akkineniakhil @akkineni__nagarjuna at #Karthikeyawedding ðð¶ #akkineniakhil #akhilakkineni #akhil #nagarjuna #akkineninagarjuna #insta #bollywood #kollywood #tollywood #actors #actress #fashion #beautiful #gorgeous #instalife #cinekick #itsck #srk #salmankhan #anilkapoor #sonamkapoor #deepikasingh #ranveersingh A post shared by ItsCK (@cinekick_) on Dec 29, 2018 at 4:01am PST
  18. We all have witnessed some prodigal talents in ace batsmen such as Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli who have been at the top of their game ever since childhood. For these men, talent was more than enough to keep them afloat and thrive in difficult times. But this story is not about these men. It is about someone who didn't come from a family of wealthy sportsmen or someone who is a physical specimen with extraordinary talent. This story is about a man who dedicated his mind, body and soul to evolve his craft and eventually perfect his skill. This story is about the ideal underdog, Mayank Agarwal. Misses out on a ton. @mayankcricket falls at the stroke of Tea for 76. #TeamIndia 123/2 with Pujara on 33* #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/IstFI0xbxP — BCCI (@BCCI) December 26, 2018 When the 27-year-old became the only Indian Test player to score 75 plus runs in his debut on Australian soil, somewhere in Karnataka, his coach Irfan Sait would have been reminiscing about their Ranji days and the endless hours of coaching, inspiring and motivating the young star. Ever since Mayank Agarwal was listed as a part of team India for the Indies series, domestic cricket and IPL aficionados were desperately waiting for the man to don the Indian colours. Over the years, Mayank's unspoken dream has been echoed around, by suit-clad pundits in studios to the supremely-clamorous public all around, goading the selectors to find him a spot in the Indian team. The timing for his debut could not have been any grander as he stepped into the spotlight on Boxing Day, one of the most important days marked in the annual cricket calendar. After the openers failed to deliver and Prithvi Shaw couldn't manage a comeback, Agarwal took the entire team on his shoulders and played like there's no tomorrow and proved to be a blessing in disguise for the Men in Blue. “It was a tremendous feeling to get the India Test cap. I had a lot of emotions (running through mind) when I got the cap,” said the batsman in a post-game conference. “I will cherish it for the rest of my life.” Only someone who's gone through a lot of adversities could really appreciate Agarwal's sentiment. His journey of a thousand ups and downs has several chapters in it, including his oust from Royal Challengers Bangalore's playing eleven and a move to Kings XI Punjab, where he was fortunate enough to receive invaluable guidance from mentors like Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid, whom he'd idolised for years. Congratulations Karnataka on winning the #VijayHazareTrophy2018 . Outstanding season for Mayank Agarwal. Best wishes — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 27, 2018 "Rahul (Dravid) bhai is like an elder brother who guides us. There were times when we spoke and he asked me to keep doing things that are in my control and keep looking to improve,” he told Sportskeeda. Another character in Agarwal's story is that of his best friend and U-19 co-opener, KL Rahul who, albeit was selected for the national team four years before Agarwal was, has never left his buddy's side. When Agarwal became only the 7th Indian to score a half-century in his Test debut, Rahul took to Twitter to show his joy. Seeing my Best Friend getting his cap and debuting for the Country makes me so Happy and Proud today. ðð¤ Upwards and Onwards my brother, you're just getting started Monkus. ðªð½ @mayankcricket #295 ð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/r9n61VRewB — K L Rahul (@klrahul11) December 26, 2018 Even though Agarwal is well out of the typical 'prime age' bracket, one of the most important aspects of his lifestyle, that keeps him ageless, is the regular practice of Vipassana, an art of meditation which provides an insight into the true nature of reality. Agarwal was recommended this technique back in 2011 when he was 20, and it took a while for his dad to get him doing this daily. "He told me, 'Mayank, I think this is something that has a lot of relevance to your sport',” he told ESPN. Mayank has always been the one who 'trusts the process'. A man with a lot of rules and a very solid belief system that has kept him from giving up in the darkest times and work relentlessly on his skill, and if you ask us, hard work trumps talent every time and Mayank Agarwal is the personification of this.
  19. PUBG's (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds) recent 0.10.0 update brought several new security features other than the popular Vikendi map. The Anti-Cheat & Reporting feature that was introduced, flagged players who used cheats and hacks to gain undue advantage in the game over other players. A software called BattlEye was deployed that acts as an anti-cheat protection system and detects users exploiting Radar Hacking to win games. Radar hacks allow players to get information on other players' positioning during a match. The hack is quite difficult to detect as it makes use of VPN services while sending and receiving data from the server. © PUBG Corp. The latest incident of the software's usage has resulted in the ban of 30,000 players in PUBG, including some of the well-known players of the game on the global platform. The ban wave also hit fifteen other professional PUBG players including Sezk0, Cageman, PlayerJones, Papaya, Hoffmann88, Houlow, and Kraqen. These players won't be competing anytime soon unless they prove that the new anti-cheat algorithm got it all wrong. Can Ozdemir, also known as TEXQS, is among the most popular PUBG players to be banned as part of this initiative. © Github The Radar Hack allows players to see the positions of other players through a second monitor or a smartphone application. In a normal scenario, you need to be close to an opposing player to hear their footsteps and track them down. With the hack, an undue advantage is being scored by the player. PUBG Corp. found more than 30,000 accounts accused of employing cheat codes during the game. PUBG has imposed a ban wave which has forced such accounts to shut down. The website further reports that these hacks were mostly used by users participating in PUBG Mobile's e-sport competitions in Europe and North America. © PUBG Corp. For now, the wave of suspended accounts has only affected players on PC, XBOX, and PS4. Though, it is often seen that sometimes regular players are also banned by accident and we may see some players being unbanned in the coming days. This isn't the first time the company has been on a suspension spree. In June, they had a similar drive to ban players using unfair means to gain an advantage. Source: Newsweek
  20. NASA is already really cool. I mean, anything related to space will always be cool and I recently discovered something new that makes NASA even cooler. (Sorry for the overuse of the word 'cool') With every International Space Station mission, there's a group photo of the crew but who says they have to be boring? No one wants to see the same posed picture for every mission so the astronauts got a little creative and made the group pictures super cool and only a little cringey. Recreating an iconic movie poster for every mission, seems like the astronauts had a lot of fun adding a little more pop culture to space. Here's 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy's' almost exact recreation. © NASA The 'Armageddon' poster with just a few more people. © NASA 'Harry Potter', all grown up. © NASA Almost exact, down to the barefeet. © NASA This one's a little awkward, I agree. © YouTube This one is so cheesy, I can't even, © YouTube 'Transformers' looks pretty cool, I have to give it to them. © NASA And last, the beloved TV show 'Firefly'. © NASA
  21. In the past few years, we've seen Samsung launch its S-series flagship phones on the sidelines of MWC (Mobile World Congress), but this could change in 2019. As per a new report, the Galaxy S10 will be announced on February 20, a few days ahead of the popular trade show. We expect the S10 to launch in three models, a regular Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy S10 Plus. According to the Gizmodo report, Samsung will launch the phones on February 20 and confirm its immediate availability for pre-orders, while sales are slated to begin from March 8. © Reuters Citing the source as a "major tech retailer", Gizmodo has also revealed the price of all the three options of the Galaxy S10. The S10 Lite is said to have a 5.8-inch flat display along with 128GB onboard storage and will be priced at GBP 669 (Rs 60,500). The primary variant or the "regular" S10 is expected to have a 6.1-inch display and the 128GB option will be priced at GBP 799 (Rs 72,000). A 512GB option will also be available and will retail for GBP 999 (Rs 90,000). A case manufacturer's expectations for the Galaxy S10 lineup: pic.twitter.com/lrExjvalcb — Evan Blass (@evleaks) December 8, 2018 Samsung has been launching a "plus" variant for two years now, and the S10+ with 128GB will be marked at GBP 899 (Rs 81,000) while the 512GB option will be marked at GBP 1,099 (Rs 99,000). The report also says that Samsung will be launching an S10+ variant with 1TB of internal storage and it will be priced at GBP 1,399 (Rs 1,27,000). Being the 10th anniversary of the S-series, the 1TB S10+ version is rumoured to have a massive 6.7-inch display along with six cameras. The report also further iterates that Samsung will not launch the 5G variant of Galaxy S10 before the second quarter of 2019. © Onleaks / 91Mobiles For now, the leak doesn't delve into the RAM and processor details, but we are fairly confident the USA variant will sport the recently announced Snapdragon 855 chipset. A recent leak by @evleaks suggests the three phones will feature a punch-hole style front camera and an even better edge-to-edge display. If true, Samsung will be the only mainstream phone maker to completely skip the notch trend. Another report by 91Mobiles says the S10 Plus will pack a 6.4-inch dual-curved edge AMOLED display along with an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint scanner. Source: Gizmodo
  22. Qualcomm has announced its flagship chipset for 2019: the Snapdragon 855. This is the processor that will go inside most of the top Android phones in 2019 including the Samsung Galaxy S10, OnePlus 7, Xiaomi Mi 9 and more. Samsung said it will launch 5G phones in the US in the first half of 2019 and will work with AT&T and Verizon on a total of three models. OnePlus announced its first 5G phone, which will go to Europe. Qualcomm is focusing on several key areas for improvement with the Snapdragon 855, including connectivity, the camera, artificial intelligence, entertainment, and more. © Twitter / Michael Josh The Snapdragon 855 is the first one to offer 5G connectivity by using an integrated Snapdragon X50 5G modem. It supports both Sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequency bands that are expected to provide incredibly fast speeds. Qualcomm says users will get up to 20 times faster average performance compared to some of the current networks. The chipset also sports better WiFi performance via the Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6 mobile platform that ensures better power efficiency and security. Don't get too excited about 5G right now though, it's going to take a long time to arrive in India. © Twitter / Patrick Moorhead Compared to 2018's Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm is promising a 45 percent faster CPU (Central Processing Unit) and a 20 percent faster GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). It sports smaller transistors and is built on TSMC's 7nm process that has lower power consumption and better efficiency. Now, Qualcomm's chip is on par with Apple's A12 Bionic chipset that also ships with a 7nm process. The Snapdragon 855 comes with a custom Kryo 485 CPU built on ARM Cortex Technology. You get one prime core Cortex A76 clocked at 2.84GHz, three Cortex A76-based performance cores clocked at 2.42GHz, and four Cortex A55-based efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The GPU consists of an Adreno 640 unit that supports 10-bit HDR gaming for the first time. © Twitter / Anshel Sag For the camera, it comes with Qualcomm's Spectra 380 ISP (Image Signal Processor) that can integrate computer Vision-powered portrait modes and AR/VR functions. This direct integration leads to a significant speed boost and reduces power consumption. In simpler words, the chipset is capable of hardware-based depth sensing, object classification, and shoot real-time HDR at 4K resolution. Qualcomm is also finally shifting from JPEG to HEIF images for pictures. JPEG doesn't support portrait effects and HDR natively and hence takes up more space in terms of memory. HEIF standard ensures maximum detail while taking minimum storage. © Qualcomm AI tasks are going to be much faster and in-depth thanks to supporting of the Adreno, Kyro, and Hexagon processors. These processors can work mutually to power AI tasks and together form the company's 4th-generation multi-core AI Engine. Qualcomm has also collaborated with Google's TensorFlow library for on-device mobile performance. These specifications and details have been outlined only on paper right now and we can test the actual performance difference only when the chipset is out, powering a publicly released phone. Though, Qualcomm has definitely upped its game against rising competition from other chipmakers like Apple, Samsung, and Huawei.
  23. Pictures of the upcoming Galaxy S10 have been leaked on social media yesterday and it includes some details about its design. These pictures cannot be verified as the final design of the Galaxy S10 but it does give us a closer look at the final product. © SlashGear From the pictures it can be assumed we are seeing the larger Galaxy S10+ and from what we can gather it has a triple camera setup. Previous leaks have suggested that the base model i.e. Galaxy S10 will have a dual camera set up while the larger brother is expected to have a triple camera setup. The images leaked show the back of the rumoured Galaxy S10+. Both devices are somewhat unique as there is a noticeable difference in the lens size. This is indicative of the fact that either Samsung is working on multiple variants or the Galaxy S10 or the final design has not been decided yet. © Weibo An image from other sources i.e. a certain å¨-Mr强 from Weibo was sent to website SlashGear. This image may depict the accurate final design of the Galaxy S10 as it is in line with CAD drawings. There have been quite some changes in the design and renderings over the past week based on CAD drawings which makes it harder to pinpoint the leaks accuracy. © SlashGear The release date for the next Galaxy device by Samsung is set for March 2018. Samsung is also planning a massive event for Mobile World Congress 2019 and is usually the time when Samsung hosts the big Unpacked event. There's a high chance Samsung will reveal most of their smartphones of the year and Galaxy S10 is expected to be amongst the smartphone revealed. For now, we can only take these leaks with a grain of salt as the final product will only be confirmed closer to the event. Source: SlashGear
  24. The Pixel 3 was notorious for getting leaked way before its official launch and it looks like leaks surrounding Google's new budget phone have been spotted. The Lite version of the device is expected to have less powerful specs and a cheaper price tag for price-sensitive consumers. It was spotted online on Twitter and we finally know what it looks like next to the Pixel 3. The smartphone was spotted by Russian Twitter and the picture posted shows some clear differences between the two smartphones. In the below picture, the Pixel 3 Lite is on the left and there are some stark differences that can be noticed immediately. The Pixel 3 Lite has a taller 5.566-inch display and has an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 Sargo и Pixel 3 pic.twitter.com/FOJQY7qp1k — kzkv (@jc_ru) November 23, 2018 The Pixel 3 Lite leak also reveals that the smartphone is being powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 670 processor, has 4GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage. The Pixel 3/3XL uses the Snapdragon 845 processor and the Lite version may have a slower processor but it does have some advantages up its sleeve. The Pixel 3 Lite doesn't have a notch in its display and uses a more traditional look like the Pixel 2. It has the same 12.2MP camera on the rear as the Pixel 3 and is expected to have the same smartphone photogram finesse as its faster brother. It also has the same battery size as the Pixel 3 i.e. 2,915 mAh and features a headphone jack. However, the Pixel 3 Lite does not have the same dual-camera setup at the front as the Pixel 3. © YouTube Since Pixel 3 Lite leaks are getting more prominent, it is likely that Google is set to announce the budget smartphone soon. As of now, there is no word how much it will cost and when it will be made available to purchase. However, we are more interested to see whether it will launch in India and see it compete with already established budget smartphones. To know more about the Pixel 3 Lite, stay tuned to MensXP technology for updates. Source: Slashgear
  25. When was the last time you went on a nice relaxing vacation? For me, it's been well over two years since I even left my city, so yeah, you can call me vacation deprived and i'm sure I'm not in this alone. Everyone is working so hard, just hustling their way through life that no one even has the time to go on a holiday anymore, and that's not me saying, it's kind of a fact now - India is the most vacation-deprived country in the world. Seriously, when will our country stop topping all the wrong lists? Coming back to being vacation-deprivation, a survey conducted by Expedia, a US based travel agency, found that 75 per cent of Indians don't travel enough and the number has gone up from 60 per cent last year. It also reported that even though nearly 41 per cent of Indians wished to go on a vacation, they couldn't and haven't been on a holiday in last six months all because of the workload. Only 3 per cent took a vacation every month while over one-third said they go without a vacation for six months to a year. Seriously!! Almost 30 of my leaves get lapsed per year without any remuneration.. just wasted.. unable to claim. https://t.co/IphPykRUio — Ish (@Phrustated) November 23, 2018 A disclaimer - yes, any survey like this won't be accurate, obviously, but it still shows a little bit of reality and yes, Indians are vacation-deprived and I'm the living proof of it. The survey was conducted across 19 countries among over 11,000 employed adults above 18 years of age. After India, came South Korea and Hong Kong taking the second and third place with 72 per cent and 69 per cent respectively. Coming back to India, there are more reasons for people not going on a vacation. Around 41% people reported that they couldn't afford a holiday. About 18% of Indians have the idea that professionally successful people don't take vacations, while 25% of employed adults feel they might miss out on an important work decision if they avail their full vacation. Furthermore, workers in the food & beverages, heath, and retail industries were found to be most vacation-deprived, while those employed in the real estate sector were least deprived. Well this one doesn't sound surprising at all! And now I know its not just me whose plans keep getting cancelled.... https://t.co/Sc9WvNREJP — sayak sinha (@saykonic) November 23, 2018 So yes, everyone, go rewatch 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' and take inspiration from Hrithik Roshan's character and just go on that much deserved vacation. Look at him, he went from a workaholic to having peace of mind, everyone should aim for that.
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