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  1. Driving in India is a tedious and nerve-wracking task. From shouting at pedestrians for jaywalking to being the only one who follows the traffic lights, it is stressful. And don't even get us started about the Indian roads. But, in spite of all the fuss about it, we Indians simply love the luxury of driving around and owning the best of the cars. And that gets us back to the big news – the entry of the Korean automobile brand Kia Motors in the Indian market. Anyone who is obsessed with cars would know what that means. Kia has announced their entry in India and is all set to roll out cars at the dealerships from August 2019. But here's our point – this should have happened way sooner, as Kia Motors makes the best of the cars and we've been missing out on them all. Here are 6 reasons why this brand should have come to India sooner: 1. We Need More Of Quirky And Compact We are a country of middle-class people who buy things that are paisa vasool – that means a car that looks great, is tech-savvy, practical and fuel-efficient, all at the same time. Keeping the demanding nature of this middle-class Gen Z in mind, Kia Motors offers a range of compact economy cars that are also performance-driven. 2. They Have Green Options Too Electric cars might have a niche market in India but thankfully, it is seeing a surge in popularity with more and more people looking for Green options. Kia Motors has the highly efficient Kia Soul & Niro Electric Vehicle. If introduced in India, this efficient and economic model is surely going to be a customer favourite. Kia 3. They Stand Out In A Crowd With Their Trippy Hues There is no dearth of options in India and that's why we need something that stands out from the rest – here's where Kia comes into the picture. With their sleek designs and trippy hues and unique shapes, they are everything that we've always wanted. Each of the Kia models has a different look completed with their signature Tiger grille. Their trippy colour palette includes hues like Mysterious Blue, Alien 2 Green, Caffeine Brown and Wild Orange. 4. It's Luxury With Quality Those of you who think that Asian cars are inferior in quality need to think again. Kia Motors has won multiple global quality awards like IQS for their fine quality, safety and designs that are an absolute value for money. Their interiors are just as polished and sleek as the exterior design of the car. With comfort the number one priority, the interiors give a more spacious and luxurious vibe to the car. 5. They Offer More For Less - The Power To Surprise Compared to other high-end brands, Kia Motors strive to offer the best and most up-to-date features in economy cars. In fact, Kia has been ranked in the list of Top 10 Best Midsize Cars for the Money. Kia 6. We've Been Settling With Our Safety Options While most of the cars rely heavily on airbags and camera-sensor rearview mirrors, the Kia Motors line up offers smart and advanced safety features that include Blind-Spot Detection, Lane-Change Assist, surround-view camera and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Now that's what our accident-prone Indian roads need. Well, in spite of all that we've missed, let's just give a warm welcome to Kia Motors and say it's better late than never!
  2. The day is finally here. The day of the final judgement, if you will, that is going to decide the fate of our beloved country for the next five years. Most national news channels have been up and running since 6 AM this morning, throwing out data and figures our way, from the recently concluded rounds of polling. © Twitter Now, as we gradually move towards the final rounds of counting, we have all these journalists and analysts charting the winning and losing trends for parties and candidates. As we write this, NDA seems to be inching closer towards the halfway mark in the Lok Sabha polls. However, it must also be kept in mind that initial trends have undergone changes, and the final result has turned out to be different. © Reuters Now, while the counting (and recounting) is going to go on for a while, we would like to trace our steps back a bit and recount the results of the exit polls that also hinted towards a NDA clean sweep in the Lok Sabha polls. While opposition and other regional parties maintained that the exit poll results were inconsequential, people felt they knew better than to believe them. However, there have been a few times when the exit polls and the actual results turned out to be completely different. Could that be the case this time? Read about these 5 incidents here. 1. Lok Sabha Elections 2004 © Getty Images During this time, BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee had dissolved the parliament early after winning three back-to-back state elections. The party hoped to win the re-election. Exit polls in that year suggested NDA would win with majority of 240-250 seats, but the final results saw them secure only 187 seats. 2. Lok Sabha Elections 2014 © Reuters The last Lok Sabha elections in the country showed a new inclination towards a NDA led government. Now, while the exit polls suggested that BJP might end up winning, nobody predicted that it would be a clean sweep for the Modi-led government. 3. Bihar Assembly Elections 2015 © Reuters The re-election held in 2015 for the Bihar assembly made it difficult to paint a clear picture of the winning party. No clear winners were declared and people almost thought a coalition or mixed-bag government was on the cards. Finally, RJD-JDU-Congress alliance took the trophy. 4. Delhi Assembly Elections 2015 © Reuters This became a national news and for obvious reasons. No one had seen a new party swipe out the stronghold of a national party such as Congress. Exit polls could never predict that Congress would end up losing every single vote to AAP. 5. UP Assembly Elections 2017 © Reuters During the UP assembly elections in 2017, the ruling Samajwadi Party formed an alliance with Congress, in the hopes of quashing BJP. Also, the exit polls predicted BJP will lose a lot of votes due to demonetisation. However, BJP ended up forming the government with a majority win. © Reuters While the counting of votes is still on-going for the Lok Sabha elections 2019, and in all honesty that trend seems to be veering towards an NDA-led government, what do you feel would be the final verdict? Will NDA win with a majority, will UPA bite the dust once again, or do you have other expectations? Let us know below.
  3. If you missed the last episode of 'Game of Thrones', then are you really a fan, bro? The last episode 'The Long Night' was nerve-wrecking, to say the least. There were dragons, Wights and their Walkers, the Night King, the unsullied, the Dorthraki and of course, a confusing yet unexpected ending! Yes, Arya did immerge as the true hero towards the end, the 'Last Hero' if you may. But let's face it, seven days is just too long to sit and wait for what's going to happen next in GoT and we do believe the last episode wasn't the end of the White Walkers. Why, you ask? (c)HBO Well, the show creators have hinted that we may see the White Walkers again! I know, right? When asked they directly didn't reveal anything but they also didn't deny the possibility of them coming back. Take a look: When Jimmy asked Benioff and Weiss if the White Walkers were gone, the two couldn't give a straight answer. They either said 'yes', 'no' or even 'possibly', which you can see is the most popular answer from the questions asked to them. So what does this really mean? Will the 'actual' villains return? Will there be a plot twist towards the end? Will the Night King resurrect? Well, we don't know and I am sure they couldn't answer straight up either, unless they want to lose their job for revealing what happens. But since they said "we're not gonna answer that" when they were asked if the zombies are coming back, we've got an inkling that maybe they do? (c)HBO Well, we want the next episode to come rather quickly so we can actually see what happens! But this will be an interesting twist, if it does come true. What do you think?
  4. On Monday, the Indian Army made an interesting claim on their Twitter account that has left the internet divided. The claim was about the discovery of 'mysterious footprints of the mythical beast 'Yeti' '. Yes, they even posted pictures of what looks like the footprints of Yeti, the 'elusive snowman'. According to the post, the Mountaineering Expedition Team of the Indian Army discovered these footprints of the 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 inches, near Nepal's Makalu Base Camp on April 9. For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019. This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past. pic.twitter.com/AMD4MYIgV7 — ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) April 29, 2019 Since time immemorial, people have been debating about the existence of the Yeti, a creature that resembles an ape and is found in various folklores and mythological stories. According to some people, the Yeti apparently live in the Himalayas and is quite skilled at hiding its whereabouts and existence. As the never-ending debates continue to trigger people's imagination and perception about the Yeti, the Army has said that they have "photographed and handed over to subject matter experts" the "evidence" for scientific evaluation. According to the Times Of India, the Indian Army held on to the "photographic evidence" about the Abominable Snowman for nearly 10 days, but then decided that they matched the earlier theories. "So, we thought it prudent (to go public) to excite scientific temper and rekindle the interest." Anyway, people on Twitter are not convinced with the Indian Army's claim and they expressed their disapproval in the most hilarious (yet logical) way possible. "Mitroon..ye 'Yeti' pichle 60 saal mein dikha tha kya, main puchta hoon dikha tha kya? Nahin dikha tha na. Aaj 'Yeti' ko humlog dekh rahe hai kyunki Dilli mein majboot sarkar hai. Congress ki sarkar jo kaam 60 saalon mein nahin kar saki, wo humne 60 mahine mein kar dikhaya" pic.twitter.com/nBZYCaCFrn — IRONY MAN (@karanku100) April 30, 2019 This is deeply, deeply embarrassing: whoever in the Indian Army's PR has circulated this is disgracing the institution, and India, in the world's eyes. https://t.co/f11OvolnUb — Praveen Swami (@praveenswami) April 30, 2019 With all due respect to everyone, what we call Yeti is with all probability either the Himalayan Brown Bear or Tibetean Blue Bear. Both are endangered, can grow over 7 feet and are bipedal. The single foot print forms when the bear walks on 4 feet. — Kunal ð®ð³ (@RunMUFC) April 30, 2019 Wun Wun? pic.twitter.com/qYbFJyxQwr — Chowkidar Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) April 29, 2019 Also sighted: a delighted Yeti after being tweeted by the Indian Army pic.twitter.com/YzKSWpLDbV — Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) April 30, 2019 You mean this guy? pic.twitter.com/odZnKH9m9F — Nymeria (@aloftydirewolf) April 30, 2019 So Yeti has only one foot? — ਪੰà¨à¨¾à¨¬ ਨਾà¨à¨°à¨¿à¨ (@akdwaaz) April 29, 2019 What the hell is wrong with you guys? Just look at those pics for heaven's sake. That's not a bipedal. Couldn't you guys call a single animal expert before posting this ? Unless you are claiming your yeti walks on a single foot and travels by jumping. — Anusuya (@_IC1101_) April 29, 2019 Can there possibly be a simpler explanation? pic.twitter.com/fqIuV0Q9Ri — Siddharth Singh (@siddharth3) April 29, 2019 The result of reading to much Tintin in one's childhood — Sanjeev Sanyal (@sanjeevsanyal) April 29, 2019 This is Indian Army's official account. Such utter drivel. On finding footprints of Yeti. https://t.co/zPxkRKfNYn? https://t.co/XUZHQACOJc — Raju Narisetti (@raju) April 30, 2019 Same as engineering students take their midterm exams — Harshal Vanik (@HarshalVanik) April 30, 2019 How seriously should we take this News ???? — khadaksingh_ (@khadaksingh_) April 30, 2019 So #Yeti is doing catwalk. At least pug marks are suggesting so. https://t.co/idE6l77Gx6 — Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) April 30, 2019 However, there are some who believe the Yeti actually came out to cast his vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2019, as a responsible citizen of India. Modiji ko vote karne bahar aaya hoga ð — Rudra (@awasthi_rudra) April 29, 2019 Being an Indian yetizen he has all rights to vote. — Pradyumndev Jodha (@Bhadrajun) April 30, 2019 West Bengal gaya tha vote karne Modiji ko. Ek pair pai wapis aaya haið — Just another guy (@DarshuBhatia) April 30, 2019
  5. As 'Game of Thrones' is heading towards the end, we all saw what we assumed was the most powerful enemy, defeated by none other than Arya Stark. It seemed simple, sidelining all the theories we'd been discussing for over weeks, but it wasn't as simple as it was made out to be. There were subtle hints throughout the series about Arya rising as a great warrior, pitching her purpose towards something bigger, like defeating the Night King's army. Now that's done with, we wonder what lies ahead. All we know is Cersei is waiting with Euron Greyjoy at the other end of the spectrum for either the living or the dead to arrive. © HBO While we speculated a gazillion theories on how the Night King's army will be defeated, here we are again, trying to figure the same for Cersei. Right now all we know is the living are going to march with whatever they have left towards King's Landing and fight Cersei for the throne. Dany and Jon alone don't have an army as such. The Dothraki and the unsullied were wiped off during the war. Dany has her dragons intact, which is enough but we shouldn't forget Cersei has the Golden Cloak army of 20,000 men, plus the Lannister army plus the Grejoy fleet. But she also has her prophecies buried in her head, and she's very aware of them and always has been. © HBO If you're wondering what prophecy I am talking about here, let me take you back to season 5 episode one, when Cersei meets a powerful fortune teller Maggy the Frog, deep in the woods of Casterly Rock when she was a child. Cercei demands to know her future and Maggy tells her three things. The first that she wouldn't marry a prince but a king. Which came true. Second, she would be cast aside by a younger and a prettier queen who will take away all that Cersei holds dear to her. Which again came true. In the last one Maggy tells her that that the king would have 20 children and Cersei would have three, and “gold will be their crowns, and gold their shrouds.” Maggy then tells Cersei that all three kids will eventually die. Which came true as well. Apart from these three predictions, Maggy reveals a final prediction, which is mentioned in 'The Feast of Crows', the fourth book in the series. She says “The valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale throat and choke the life from you.” Now, here the valonqar translates to a younger brother. For Cersei, this has always been Tyrion as someone who could possibly try to kill her. However, if you notice, there's another brother in Cersei's life who is younger to her and that's Jaime. © HBO Earlier we would have assumed that Jaime can never kill Cersei since he's so helplessly in love with her. But towards the end of season 7, we see Jaime's disgust for how Cersei has been ruling the kingdom, bordering on insanity, just like the Mad King and he decides to leave her allegiance to support a greater war far North. Cersei also betrays Jaime and everyone else when she doesn't march to Winterfell to fight the dead along with the Starks and Daenerys. Since Jaime has left her side, Cersei hires Bronn to kill Jaime and since there is so much bitterness between the two already, we won't be surprised if Jaime does go for her throat when he sees her. © HBO While all her prophecies have come true, we're sure this will come true as well. But there's a heavy contradiction with this prophecy. In season 3, Melisandre meets Arya with the 'Brotherhood Without Banners' and she predicts that Arya and she will meet again. She also tells Arya that she sees a darkness in her and in that darkness eyes staring back at her. Brown eyes, blue eyes and green eyes, eyes she'll shut forever. Throughout the series when Arya is seeking revenge from her 'list', she shuts many brown eyes. When Melisandre sees her again in season eight's third episode, she reminds her of the prophecy and about the blue and green eyes she's yet to shut still. We all know Arya kills the Night King who has blue eyes. So, who's the one left with green eyes? Yes, it's no other than Cersei! The book mentions the fact that Cersei has green eyes. Now, we're not sure if Cersei is the one Arya will go after or if she's shut some green eyes before, we're not aware of. A lot of fans are theorising the belief that Jaime will die, in the battle at King's Landing and since Arya is the faceless man, she will don Jaime's face and strangle Cersei towards the end, giving both Melisandre and Maggy the Frog's theory a befitting end! Well, so far only the prophecies have helped foreshadow our cause in knowing what may happen next, so if we do hold on to these two theories, maybe the end is eventually near?
  6. I've been planning to buy a car since the past couple of months. And that's ensued a series of events – browsing through different car models, comparing them, booking test drives and flipping through my bank account to make sure the budget is intact. Every time I mentioned I'm buying a car, even the person eavesdropping on my conversation would leave the pretense and add his input to it. On a normal day, I ignore this extra flow of information, but today I heard the best news – a car designed specifically for design and style seekers is going to hit the Indian markets. If you are into cars or have spent the last couple of months learning all about them like me you'd have heard about the Seoul, Korea based automobile giant Kia Motors. After making a great impact in Global markets, their next destination is India. They've recently announced their launch and their estimated time of arrival on the Indian roads have been pegged in the later half of 2019. Kia Buzz If you're still not jumping up and down with excitement at this news, let me break down the good, the very good and the most exciting elements of the Kia cars. When it comes to design and style, no one quite does it like them. They believe small things make a big difference and since 2006, Kia has primarily focused on its design and has got the best names on board for the same. Kia's globally renowned Design team & state of the art design centers have given Kia a distinct design identity in the international market with their iconic grille design, also known as the Tiger Nose. With Kia it's always about the unique design and they are here. These are some Kia models that have been global trendsetters. Kia Sportage Built for life's adventures, the Sportage is a modern compact crossover with distinguished exteriors. It stands out with its sweeping curves, sleek lines and contemporary features. Its dynamic and unconventional styling is designed for the bold. It flaunts the trademark KIA Tiger Nose grille with elegant side contours, prominent wheel arches, coupe-like roof and extended wheelbase. The front exterior boasts of elongated headlights that sweep gracefully in the body and quad LED fog lights. The Sportage promises to take you on an unforgettable journey. Kia Stinger Centennial Auto Group The Stinger took the centre stage in 2018, where it stole the spotlight from American auto companies and made its debut. Stinger is a premium performance car, something that was a big surprise from the Kia brand. It is also something typical of the Kia personality – a car that only Kia can do. The Stinger is an explosion and not just in the way it looks. It's a smooth drive all the way. It channels the spirit of the gran turismos of the 1970s with its level of elegance and athleticism. The design team has placed a strong emphasis on the balance and proportions of the body. Kia Stinger has won numerous designs & performance awards globally since the launch like The Red Dot designs awards in 2018 and best performance car of the year UK 2018. Kia ProCeed The Kia ProCeed is one of their Ceed variants with a stylish body. The most striking element of the ProCeed body is its design detail on the coupe-like roofline that gives it a more rounded silhouette. It has a more aggressive exterior along with an equally powerful interior working engine that includes a 1.4 liter turbo-four and a 1.6 liter turbodiesel I-4, both of which can be paired with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The Kia ProCeed also comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Another notable aspect is their triple win at the Red Dot Awards for the three Ceed variants - The five-door Kia Ceed hatchback and Kia Sportswagon models, and the new Kia ProCeed five-door shooting brake. With the new entrants in the Indian market, I for sure am ready to wait out my purchase to lay my hands on the premium Kia models.
  7. The Huawei P30 Pro and P30 have finally made its way to India where “P” denotes the meaning for photography. It's definitely one of the salient features of the smartphones and we've been testing the phone for almost a week to find out for ourselves. The P30 Pro has a versatile camera system and has features such as 5x optical zoom, an RYB sensor and also a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor. The ToF sensor is capable of delving more accurate bokeh picture. The smartphone also comes with a 32-MP selfie camera. Specifications Roundup © Huawei The P30 Pro has a 6.47-inch OLED Display and a 6.1-inch OLED display. It has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and has a teardrop design which houses the selfie camera. The smartphone comes with an all-glass finish with a gradient design when it comes to colours. The P30 Pro is powered by Huawei's Kirin 980 SoC and runs on Android Pie 9.1 out of the box. The P30 Pro as a 4,200 mAh battery and it also supports reverse wireless charging, just like the Mate 20 Pro and some other devices like the Galaxy S10. With P30 Pro, you also get a 40W USB-C fast charger for rapid charging. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The P30 Pro is also water resistant and has a rating of IP 68 while the P30 has a rating of IP 53. In terms of cameras, the main sensor is a 40 MP 27mm sensor with an f/1.6 aperture and optical image stabilization. The second camera is an ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. The telephoto lens or as Huawei calls it the periscope lens is an 8MP sensor that supports 5x optical zoom. The P30 Pro also supports high ISO levels of up to 409600 (P30 Pro), which basically means it can take awesome low-light shots. Pricing and availability The Huawei P30 Pro will only be offered in one variant i.e. 8GB & 256GB internal storage, and it's priced at Rs. 71,990. You'll be able to pick one up from Amazon India starting 16 April. P30 Lite In addition to the P30 Pro, Huawei has also launched the P30 Lite in India. It's essentially a toned down version the P30 Pro, and it's powered by the mid-range Kirin 710 SoC. Though the P30 Lite has the same design aesthetics as the P30 Pro, there are a few noteworthy differences. The P30 Lite doesn't have an in-display fingerprint scanner and has a physical scanner at the back. It also has a smaller 6.17-inch FHD LCD display. Also, the P30 Lite only has three cameras on the back consisting of a 24 MP primary camera, an 8 MP wide-angle lens and a 2 MP camera for the depth effect. Moving on to the pricing, the P30 Lite will cost Rs. 19,990 for the 4GB + 128GB while the 6GB + 128 GB variant will cost Rs 22,990. You can pick up the phone from Amazon starting 26 April.
  8. The 2019 iPhone and rumours surrounding the device have now escalated, which has brought us new information about its features. Some may be true and some may not be a part of the final product. That's something we can never be sure of as rumours tend to be unreliable. Having said that, there are some rumours that keep popping up and eventually turn out to be true when the device eventually launches. Apple generally launches a new iPhone every year at its September hardware event and we decided to list down some of the features that may just come to the future iPhone: 1. Reverse Wireless Charging © Twitter Apple recently announced a new wireless charging case for AirPods and with the recent cancellation of the AirPower, we can expect the next iPhone to support some sort of bilateral wireless charging. Currently, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S10 offers this feature and can be used to charge other Qi-enabled devices. Samsung made the best use of this feature by letting the smartphone charge the new Galaxy Buds. 2. Triple Rear Camera© Twitter_Evenleaks We first saw a triple camera set up on the next iPhone in the form of a render way back in January and it seems like a recent schematic leak may have confirmed that claim. Schematics of the next shows the metal chassis of the phone which may be used for welding of the body. The rear cutout for the camera system is the most stand-out feature where there are three circular cut-outs for the camera lenses. If you want to know more, you can read all about it here. 3. A Smaller Notch © Akshay Bhalla_MensXP Currently, iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and X use a notch on its display that hosts an array of sensors for FaceID. This allows the smartphone to map a user's face and unlock the smartphone based on the person's facial features. AMS, the Austrian company which provides Apple with optical sensors for the TrueDepth camera has developed a new sensor that can trace ambient light from behind an OLED screen. It also has a proximity sensor which is currently housed in the notch of the iPhone. There is a possibility than iPhones may now have a smaller notch as some of these sensors can now be embedded in the screen. Having said that, Apple still needs to put a selfie camera on the front which may be under a smaller notch. There's no certainty whether Apple will implement the new sensors in the 2019 iPhone however we are keeping our fingers crossed. 4. Bigger Battery © YouTube Currently, the iPhone XS features a 2,658mAh battery while the larger iPhone XS Max has a 3,175 mAh battery. The cheaper iPhone XR has a battery size of 2,942 mAh. That's not a lot if Apple is considering to utilise the reverse wireless charging feature. According to reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will be increasing the size of its batteries on all models of iPhones this year. This, in turn, will enable the iPhone to have enough juice to charge other devices like the new AirPods.
  9. It's Game Developer's Week and Google just stole the show with a game streaming service called 'Stadia' that challenges the current status quo of the gaming industry. The service will let users stream AAA demanding games to PC, Mobiles, Tablets, Chromecast and Laptops from the cloud and is expected to launch sometime in 2019. Having said that, the streaming service is not scheduled to launch in India anytime soon. There are many contributing factors such as low internet speeds and general infrastructure that is currently not up to the mark when compared to the US, Canada, UK, and Europe. If you want to know how Stadia works and what all it can do, you can read all about it here. © YouTube However, India is one of the fastest growing markets for internet services where the country is the second largest market for smartphones. India also has the cheapest internet plans across all service providers which has increased the number of internet users in India tenfold. For Google, this is potentially the biggest untapped market as mobile gaming in India has become the preferred choice of platform for Indian gamers. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla With the sudden success of PUBG Mobile, demand for gaming smartphones has increased ever since the phenomenon took over the country. It proves that India has a huge pool of gamers on smartphones that have made games like PUBG a huge success. Smartphone gaming is extremely important for Indian customers and Google's new service can potentially provide AAA gaming to an audience that can't afford to build their own PCs or buy new consoles. For many, it will be a first-time experience that will no longer be exclusive to the affluent or passionate gamer. Gaming Is Expensive In India © MensXP Gaming is an expensive affair in India and if you want to get a real feel of India's gaming scene, Akhil Arora from NDTV paints the true picture in his piece here. Games are generally sold in India for $60 ( a direct conversion) for an audience that does not earn in the same currency. The story gets worse for hardware because of India's harsh import duties and taxes on gaming consoles. As NDTV points out “A salaried middle-class Indian has to work 9-14 times more to afford a PS4.” It's a real problem here that can be resolved by Google's Stadia platform. Not only does the streaming service makes games accessible and cheaper, but it also lets users play games on devices they already own. For the first time in India's gaming industry history, AAA gaming can be mainstream and affordable thanks to services like Stadia. What Are The Barriers? © Youtube Let's face it, India does not have the required infrastructure to support game streaming at the moment, at least on a large scale. Even though ISPs now offer Gigabit connections, it's still not as widespread as it should be. Having said that, India is on the path of rapid Digital development with companies like Jio making fibernet accessible and affordable for the average Indian. Latency is the obvious issue here that needs to address which we can only know when Google Stadia launches. © Reuters Coming back to smartphone gaming, 5G is said to support smooth game streaming, however, we won't see 5G services launch in India before 2021. In fact, we don't even know how well game streaming will run as it has not been tested in the real world yet. Having said that, the future does look bright for Google Stadia in India, as the country's infrastructure is growing at a rapid pace and doesn't look like it will slow down anytime soon. Sure, it may be a few years away but sooner or later, Google Stadia will change the game for an average Indian gamer. Are you interested in Google's Stadia platform? Would you like to play AAA games on your smartphone or tablet? Let us know in the comments what you think about Stadia.ee
  10. Almost six years since 'Aashiqui 2' set screens on fire in 2013 and the Hindi film industry beheld its newest entrant in the 'promising male lead' category, Aditya Roy Kapur is now, once again, all set to join hands with the very man who made it all possible the first time. Aditya has time and again proved that he is an actor with reliable calibre, whether he essayed the role of a supporting actor or a lead star in a film. Be it Avinash in 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' or Aditya in 'Ok Jaanu', he has impressed us with all his performances. Mohit Suri too has given us some good movies like 'Ek Villian' and 'Humari Adhuri Kahani' besides others. Aaj Se Malang! ð¬@mohit11481 @AnilKapoor #AdityaRoyKapur @DishPatani @kunalkemmu @itsBhushanKumar @luv_ranjan @gargankur @jayshewakramani @TSeries @LuvFilms pic.twitter.com/YzmRVzisxh — MALANG (@MalangFilm) March 16, 2019 Now the 'Aashiqui 2' director and Aditya have come together once again for their second collaboration called 'Malang'. The makers of the film announced today that the film will soon hit the floor. Their last venture together in 'Aashiqui 2' had been a mega success at the box office, and we can only hope for great things even this time around, given their history. While the tabloids have already started digging for more details around the film, here is everything that we know so far: 1. Besides Aditya Roy Kapoor and Anil Kapoor, Disha Patani and Kunal Kemmu will also be seen in the film in important roles. View this post on Instagram Let's get CRAZY,INTENSE and #MALANG @anilskapoor Sir @adityaroykapur @dishapatani @khemster2 @malangfilm @aseemarora @tseries.official @luv_films #BhushanKumar #LuvRanjan @gargankur82 @jayshewakramani A post shared by mohitsuri (@mohitsuri) on Mar 3, 2019 at 8:12pm PST 2. As per latest reports, 'Malang' will be a romantic horror film, and in a media statement, Mohit said, “With Malang, I am essentially returning to the genre I enjoy the most. It will be intense, edgy and mad. I hope Malang is as thrilling and exciting an experience for the audience to see as much as it has already been for me.” 3. 'Malang' is being co-produced by Luv Films and T-Series, and both of these production houses have some great titles under their belt, which have done well at the box office. View this post on Instagram On a new journey with the man that changed it all for me. A post shared by @ adityaroykapur on Mar 15, 2019 at 8:41pm PDT 4. This will be Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani's first on-screen pairing and we are excited to see how it turns out. Aditya will next be seen in 'Kalank', while Disha's upcoming release is Salman-Katrina starrer 'Bharat'. 5. 'Malang' is expected to release around Valentine's Day next year in 2020.
  11. When it comes to redemption in the domain of style, no one in Bollywood quite had it as successfully as a certain Mr Suniel Shetty. From shabby, ill-fitting clothes during the '90s to being the picture of suavity currently, at the age of 57 (what?), his style game has only improved with age - just like fine wine. What sets him apart from the crowd is his versatility, especially his comfort with pulling off traditional Indian wear as nonchalantly as athleisure. The way he pulls off a dhoti like it's no big deal, is one for the books, and here are 8 times he wore it, rocked it, and showed it why it needs to come back to our wardrobes immediately. 1. When he wore it with a smart black sherwani and paired it with a pocket square and black leather jootis. © Viral Bhayani 2. When he went for the most basic but most sophisticated outfit ever - the white dhoti with a white kurta. © Viral Bhayani 3. When he added a classy twist to the all-white dhoti kurta combo with a blue bandhgala waistcoat. © Instagram 4. A grey dhoti with a black border? Yes, please! © Twitter/SunielShetty_FC 5. Chillin' in the sun in a dhoti > Chillin' by the pool. © Instagram 6. When was the last time you saw someone casually taking a stroll by the mall in a dhoti? © Twitter/SunielShetty_FC 7. A black kurta on a white dhoti can look fierce. © Instagram 8. To being truly Indian - spiritually and sartorially. © Instagram Applause, Anna.
  12. Marvel vs DC is an argument that will never end, even when Jason Momoa has said “screw it”, and supported all the other superheroes from other universes as well. © Instagram But, fans always love a heated debate on crucial matters like which cinematic universe is better, which superhero is better than the other, and now, even which villain is better. A new form of Marvel Vs DC argument began yesterday, with people trying to figure out who's a better villain - Thanos or Bane. Thanos or Bane? Let's argue. — Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 5, 2019 Both of them have proved how powerful and well, villainous, they are in their own right. I mean, Thanos basically defeated the Avengers the last time we saw him, and 'dusted' half the life in the entire universe and Bane is, well, the bane of Batman's existence. And thus, a discussion began. Compelling argument. Bane lost to Batman, Thanos destroyed the Avengers. — David Weissman (@davidmweissman) March 5, 2019 Well. Bane lost to the dude that took down the Justice League, depending on how you slice things — Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 5, 2019 There's a lot of love for Thanos. Thanos no question. U caping for DC Comics I see lol — Damien Woody (@damienwoody) March 5, 2019 A very, very important addition. pic.twitter.com/UzpQ2Cor1G — Edgar Fernandez (@Edgar_usmc) March 5, 2019 More love for Thanos. Okay. Thanos defeated the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Bane was essentially Talia's henchman who got taken out by Catwoman pressing the wrong button on the Batpod. — Sean Campbell (@Melanism) March 5, 2019 Good point. Thanos hung his own jersey from the rafters... #NoBrainer pic.twitter.com/GQldt3TcwS — Chuck Whitlock II (@2Kalculated_) March 5, 2019 Thanos, all the way. If it's Bane from Dark Knight Rises, Thanos wins in a landslide. If this is juiced up, big hulking Arkham Asylum/comics Bane.......Thanos wins in a landslide https://t.co/zCyVpk9oET — Vox da ghost (@Goldyvox) March 5, 2019 Oh, wait. “Thanos or Bane? Let's-“ *snaps* https://t.co/Nv6frGjJV7 — lauren warrenðSXSW (@iamlaurenp) March 5, 2019 A nicely put argument. If you're asking who would win in a fight, Thanos would beat Bane without breaking a sweat, infinity stones or not. He's a titan. If it's whose performance was better, Tom Hardy is 3 car lengths ahead of Josh Brolin. — Rusty Westerholm (@RustyWesterholm) March 5, 2019 Thanos wouldn't dare. Bane even died in a cartoonish way. Got hit by Catwoman crashing in on a moped. Thanos would never. — ðððATLANTA IS A SOCCER TOWN! ððð(@Lex_Naija) March 5, 2019 No one can compete with Thanos' powers. Hmmmm………. Tough question. I'll say it depends on what we are comparing here. Physical powers? Ideology? Their respective personal stories? Bane's story and personality are far more interesting but Thanos's powers are not up for discussion. https://t.co/zkgvptb63H — Puff Mammy. (@PaolaAudrey) March 5, 2019 Some love for Bane. This isn't even a contest. Bane broke Batman without a bunch of all powerful infiniti stones. His motive is he just wants to burn everything down because society is too corrupt. That's more interesting than some arbitrary bullshit about getting rid of half of everyone. https://t.co/8sbwKkh72e — Chett Manley (@ChettManley) March 5, 2019 Finally. Tryna figure out how in any universe Bane vs Thanos is even up for discussion ð¤¦ð¾‍âï¸ð¤¦ð¾‍âï¸ð¤¦ð¾‍âï¸ð¤¦ð¾‍âï¸ð¤¦ð¾‍âï¸ð¤¦ð¾‍âï¸ð¤¦ð¾‍âï¸ pic.twitter.com/93IpHV0qoV — Jay Papito De'leon (@BIGMONEY_JAYYY) March 5, 2019
  13. 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.
  14. Let's talk about sports and grooming going hand in hand for a second. Sports is an intense field and if you engage with it, it leaves you all sweaty and messed up. However, some men know how to clean up well even on the field and even after a long and tiresome match they still look on point. So here is list of Indian sports men that really know their grooming men. 1. Ishant Sharma © Getty Images While Ishant Sharma might have been punished for having long hair in school, he's really turned it around as an adult. His shoulder length mane adds a certain character to his personality. Imagine Ishant Sharma without this hair! Well, we can't either. 2. Virat Kohli © Getty Images Not that Virat Kohli didn't look great before his days with Anushka Sharma, but we feel since she has stepped into his life, he's really understood the importance of grooming, maintaining the perfect hairstyle and a beard style that looks like a million bucks on him. 3. Hardik Pandya © Getty Images Now, we know that he's received a lot of flak recently for his controversial 'Koffee With Karan' comments, however the guy does clean up well. We can't really question that, can we? 4. Sunil Chhetri © Getty Images Apart from being the striker/winger and captains for both the Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC and the Indian national football team, Sunil Chhetri also sports a stunning haircut. 5. Sandesh Jhingan © Getty Images Sandesh Jhingan is the defender for Kerala Blasters FC of the Indian Super League and the Indian football team. He is a good example of showing that even messy hair can look really good if you're comfortable in your skin. 6. K.L.Rahul © MensXP K.L Rahul is another cricketer we wish we got grooming lessons from. His look is very cleverly put together, so it looks effortless and clean.
  15. Lionel Messi has achieved everything there is to achieve on a club-football level. The Barcelona FC star has not only brought his club to the fore on innumerable occasions but also has made a name for himself, in doing so, as arguably the best player in the game in our generation. His greatness at Camp Nou is rock solid and unquestionable. However, the only stain, and a big one at that, on Messi's illustrious career is that of the lack of success on the international level for his country of Argentina. After losing in the Copa America final for four years, the last being in 2016 which also led to him officially retire from the international scenario out of the sheer exasperation, the Argentinian faced his latest disappointment during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in which his side was eliminated by France, who went on to win the tournament, in the Round of 16. © Reuters The World Cup loss last year left a real scar on Messi who went AWOL on the team and has been on sabbatical ever since. What irks the supporters of Messi's national team is the fact that he showed no interest in returning until the current President of the Argentine Football Association, Claudio Tapia dropped an easter egg of sorts, on the legend's return in the blue and white. While the star himself has not officially made a statement on playing the 2019 Copa America in June but Team Argentina's interim coach, Lionel Scaloni believes that Messi will come out of this self-inflicted banishment in as early as March. "We will speak with Leo in the days before the March list. When the time is right we will speak," Scaloni told the local reporters as reported by The Times Of India. "I hope he can be here but more than that, we want him to be happy. I have a good feeling." Lionel Messi will be touching 32 years of age by the time Copa America commences. That's a lot of miles put on Leo's legs. With age catching up on him like it does to every other athlete, Messi realises that he needs to take care of his body and choose his games carefully.
  16. Apple's AirPod wireless headphones have been one of the firm's most successful products - and a much anticipated new version is in the works and expected to be launched in the first half of 2019. Patent filings suggest the company is pretty much ready with the design and mass production is just around the corner. Reports by DigiTimes and 9To5Mac indicate the new AirPods 2 are just on the way. Up till now, we've barely heard about the second generation earbuds and many expected Apple to launch them last year. According to 9To5Mac, a "Hey Siri" configuration tool found in Apple's latest iOS 12.2 beta suggests the new AirPods are coming soon. © 9To5Mac If Siri setup has AirPods inclusion, it means the second generation AirPods could bring in "Hey Siri" functionality. In this case, the audio processing shall be done by the AirPods itself, and not the connected iPhone. The new AirPods are expected to have a heart rate sensor, enabling tracking of fitness activities. Since the launch of the Apple Watch, the company has increased its focus on health tracking and slowly started integrating everything in the Health SDK. © Apple "If you zoom out into the future and you look back and you ask the question: 'What was Apple's greatest contribution to mankind?' It will be about health," Tim Cook said in a recent interview to CNBC. According to a fairly old report from Bloomberg, the new pair of earbuds are also going to be waterproof and house better Bluetooth connectivity than their predecessors, thanks to the inclusion of the W2 chip. The same chipset has also been used onboard the Apple Watch Series 3. © Apple Lastly, the AirPods 2 are expected to have wireless charging capabilities. Since the launch of the iPhone 8, Apple has committed itself to going completely wireless. Though, the company still hasn't been able to launch the AirPower mat that can charge multiple devices at once. Rumours suggest the brand could finally launch the AirPower mat along with the AirPods 2. Keep in mind, much of this is speculation and based on informal reports. There has been no official confirmation from Apple about the AirPods 2 development.
  17. Instead of the Avengers assembling, this time we had a pure moment of Marvel fans assembling to make a dying man's wish come true. A 33-year-old Marvel fan from Australia named Alexander is suffering from liver cancer, mouth cancer, and the rare genetic disease Fanconi anaemia which affects the bone marrow, and he thinks he could die before the official release of the movie 'Avengers: Endgame'. Being a huge fan, he decided to try his luck and asked people to help him get an early screening of the movie with a post on Reddit. But, he also noted he's “not a child or anyone with a particularly tragic story”, just a normal guy. He thought he would make it to April, but his “bone marrow is toast”. It's good to see that even with so much happening, Alexander hasn't lost his sense of humour since the Reddit thread is called “Dying Before April: My Endgame”. Obviously, anyone would do anything to catch an early screening of one of the most awaited movies, but this is a special case and all the Marvel fans united to get Marvel and Disney to take notice. The internet came together and the hashtag #Avengers4Alexander spread on Twitter. With an update on the original post, he informed everyone that even apparently Chris Hemsworth, God of Thunder himself is aware of the situation because “Australia is a small place, turns out I know a guy who knows a guy who is chums with Chris Hemsworth”. With so many well wishes coming his way, he also wrote, “I don't know what the outcome will be but this has been amazing. If it doesn't pan out don't sweat it - I'll carry your kind words with me and that's worth far more.” He also took a cheeky shot and said, “Lastly, I don't mean to be greedy but since I'm triple dying can we throw Captain Marvel into the mix?” With this request, he also shared a picture of his dog as a bribe. And then, it finally happened, Disney reached out to him and the whole thing turned into one of the those rare, beautiful internet moments where everyone works together. Sharing the exciting news, his last update on the Reddit post is - “Disney have reached out and we are discussing options. I cried when I read their email. It's everything I hoped for and I owe it to all of you.” People on Twitter are also very excited about his wish come true and have nothing but appreciation for everyone who held make it happen. A man will get his dying wish fulfilled. Thanks to the beautiful internet. 10 years back this wouldn't have been possible. This is some good stuff that we have achieved.https://t.co/xacO9U6KKc#avengers4alexander#avengersforalexander#AvengersEndGame #10yearchallenge — Anuj Godase (@dahelmetguy) January 19, 2019 Sometimes, it is. The world is still a good place. #Avengers4Alexander pic.twitter.com/OJOFDuiIJa — Heroes of Noise Podcast (@HeroesofNoise) January 21, 2019 Of course. It's stuff like this that is worth a smile! #Avengers4Alexander #NoSpoilersPlz pic.twitter.com/gdYF2vXtrT — DJ JaffaCake ðº(@DJ_JaffaCake) January 21, 2019 Yes, we can wait. This image Broke my heart ð.!! Got this image from reddit. @ManaByte @DanielRPK @alexand63802267 and i hope MCU Fans will remember you.!!. #Avengers4Alexander #CaptainMarvel #AvengersEndgame #Marvel #RussoBrothers pic.twitter.com/l9oHkgmzVr — Ragavendhar (@Ragav_99) January 12, 2019 It is. The result of #Avengers4Alexander is going to be a happy one. https://t.co/Hq37hz0Y0a pic.twitter.com/MzFOzUakrk — Heroes & Villains Fan Fest (@heroesfanfest) January 12, 2019
  18. Indian wicket-keeper and batsman, Rishabh Pant was one of the star performers for the Indian side during the 4-game Test series against Australia. With a big-time performance in the first innings of the Sydney Test, Pant, with his 159* runs, has put the Indian cricket team selectors in bewilderment in deciding the final roster for the 2019 ICC World Cup tournament, that is to be held in England and Wales between 30th May and 14th July. 150 runs for @RishabPant777 ððð#TeamIndia 616/6#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/vZFY9hunBL — BCCI (@BCCI) January 4, 2019 On Wednesday, the Cricket Club of India was buzzing with celebratory cheers on the occasion of Indian legend Kapil Dev's 60th Birthday when former Team India player Farokh Engineer bounced, what is probably the most important question of the hour, at the team selectors: “Would you pick Dhoni for the World Cup? How can you drop Pant? He has done so well,” bombarded Engineer. When it comes to ODIs, Pant's opportunity to play for the team has been taken away either by MS Dhoni or Dinesh Kartik on multiple occasions. Even when the 21-year-old did get a chance to play against the Windies in a three-game series last year, Pant didn't face a lot of balls to prove his worth as a batsman and got out early. In an odd complexity of misfortune, Pant is stuck in a unique juxtaposition between “not experienced enough” and “not given enough time to gain experience.” Ironically, the thing that makes Pant so impressive in the eyes of the Indian cricket fans may also be the bane of his World Cup chances, and that's his age. With Dhoni and Kartik, both healthy and ready to get in action, probably the most common argument Pant would hear would be how young he is and how he will have many more World Cups to take part in, as he grows older and wiser. India have MS Dhoni ahead of Pant for the ODI series. pic.twitter.com/XvGwLSg5zM — Dennis Pucovski (@DennisCricket_) January 4, 2019 Despite chief selector MSK Prasad ensuring that Pant was one of the key contenders for a spot in the 2019 World Cup roster, he was not selected for the three-game ODI series against Australia or the five-game series against New Zealand which follows. Having said that, Pant has been selected to be a part of India A for the five-game series against the England Lions. If things are considered on a priority basis, Pant's very little experience in the 50-over format of the game, no matter how hapless, makes for a solid case for him to miss out on this year's World Cup.
  19. We are big on online shopping - the massive assortment of all things nice and bright on our smartphone screens, the price slash, the crazy BOGO offers, discounts on premium brands and that rush when we hit checkout - that's the kind of shopper's high we live on all day long. Online shopping is our guilty pressure and we are totally unapologetic about it. We love great fashion sale and yes, we are always aware of know the sale that is happening around us. You see, we got the sources! But this time it's something big; something we cannot miss even for the world; something that's making us lose our calm. Flipkart's Best Of Season Sale is back and it has all our attention (and money!). This time we hear it's going to be bigger and better and we cannot help but channelise our inner Carrie Bradshaw to survive this the five days of this sale, between December 20 and 24. And while we are on it, this is exactly how we are feeling as we go head-to-head with the BOSS of all Fashion Sales. 1. The FOMO Is Real Who wants to miss the biggest sale of this year? We know we cannot miss deals like Flat 80% Off on over two lakh styles and Extra 10% Off On Day 1, that is December 20. To be honest, we have already wishlisted our stuff and are all set to add those to our cart. 2. We're Not Taking Our Eyes Off The Flipkart App Not even for once! We are totally glued to our smartphones and making sure that we get the lowest price on our favourite brands #OnlyOnFlipkart. And if you take our advice, we'd suggest you get on your Flipkart app right now. 3. We're Making Space In Our Wardrobe Because Well, More Fashion This is not your run-off-the-mill sale, this is the BOSS of all Fashion Sales! And by that we mean massive discounts on fresh collection. Think 50-80% off on amazing premium brands. So before we get on to the sale, we need to get rid of our old stuff and make some space in our wardrobe. Ok, bye! 4. We LITERALLY Cannot Decide What To Buy With mind blowing discounts on fresh stock across clothing and footwear and never-before-prices on premium brands and trends, we cannot decide what to buy. Maybe we should buy 'em all! 5. When We Finally Get Our Favourite Brand On Discount This sums up that feeling when our favourite brand gets a 50-80% off and we get another 10% discount on our SBI Debit Card. The joy is irrepressible! As we quickly add the products in our cart, we are secretly hi-fiving to ourselves in our head on our achievement of getting the best deal. What a job well done, don't you think? Well, this is how we feel as we get close to Flipkart Best Of Season Sale. Our phones are fully charged, we have memorised our credit card numbers, our wishlist is complete and we are hooked to the website. Ask any online shopaholic and they will relate to us in a heartbeat. But if you still have doubts, go have a look at the offers here. We bet you'll change your mind!
  20. Arguably two of the greatest footballers of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi share a rivalry like no other in international football. The sport has seen many superstars over the ages, but the decade-long reign of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is arguably something that's going to last in our memories for a really long time. The two footballing greats have made the sport their own playing arena and the fact that they have won a record five Ballon d'Ors, goes on to show how dominant they have been in the last decade. The duel for football's top individual award began in 2008 when Ronaldo pipped Messi to bag his first Ballon d'Or. However, Messi staged a spectacular comeback a year later and went on to bag the coveted award for four successive years. Then, Ronaldo bounced back to clinch the prestigious award in 2013 and 2014 before Messi took his tally to a record five Ballon d'Or wins in 2015. While many ruled the Portuguese out of the race, Ronaldo stunned everyone by bagging the award in 2016 and 2017, once again proving he's second to none. © Reuters But, a lot has changed since Ronaldo won the award last year. His domination at the Ballon d'Or with Messi has come to an end with Luka Modric winning this year's award. Ronaldo has swapped Real Madrid for Juventus and La Liga for Serie A. And, the rare sight of Ronaldo and Messi featuring as rivals on the pitch is now restricted to UEFA Champions League (in club football). Ronaldo's move to Italy also means that Messi is now the sole king of the Spanish league, plying his trade with Barcelona. But, the football fans, who've cherished their rivalry over the years, surely got excited when the Portugal international urged his long-time rival to challenge himself by playing in Italy. Talking to the Italian press, Ronaldo said: "I'd like him to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he's happy there then I respect that". Asked if he missed the 31-year-old Argentine, who has spent his entire senior career at Barcelona, Ronaldo replied: "No, maybe it's him who misses me" © Reuters "I've played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal and for my national team, while he's still in Spain. Maybe he needs me more. For me, life is a challenge, I like it and I like to make people happy. He's a fantastic player and a good guy, but I don't miss anything here. This is my new life and I'm happy. I left my comfort zone and took on this challenge here in Turin, everything has gone well, I've proven I'm still an incredible player," Ronaldo said. Following Real Madrid's Champions League title in the 2017/18 season, the 33-year-old Portuguese stunned everyone by claiming that he is ready to move away from Santiago Bernabeu. Later, he joined Juventus for a staggering $114 million. Since then, Ronaldo has scored 10 goals in 15 league games to help the Turin giants get off to a record start in the 2018/19 Serie A season.
  21. Building a PC can be a daunting task as you are always left confused with what you actually want. I had one goal set in my mind — build the ultimate gaming rig in my budget. Sure, this may seem like an overkill because of all the specs and components, but it's something I wanted to build at least once in my life. I visited Gamescom this year and saw Nvidia's RTX in action first-hand. That's when I decided I wanted to build myself a gaming PC that would surpass even my own expectations. I've been saving up for a PC for almost 3 years and I finally decided to take that plunge a month ago. I've been reviewing games on it and been checking out the RTX features on 'Battlefield V', but that's for another time. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla My goal was simple, build the ultimate gaming PC that could outrun the latest games without any lag and achieve the best frame rates possible. Parameters for the best gaming PC have now changed. Earlier it was all about the best frame rates. However, I also wanted to build a PC that was 4K ready and could stream my games on YouTube/Twitch with ease. I built this PC with the help of my friend who advised me about everything I need for my setup. Here's what we ended up building: 1. CPU: Intel i7-8700K (Rs 32,627) © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The CPU is probably where you should start when you try to build your own gaming rig. It's the most important component of your PC as it is responsible for putting together your entire build. We chose to get the Intel i7-8700K for our setup as Intel has been renowned for making some of the best CPUs for gaming. We could have chosen AMD's Ryzen platform instead. However, since I had my eyes set on the RTX 2080 Ti, it would not have served the purpose. 2. Asus ROG STRIX Z370E Gaming Motherboard (Rs 24,300) © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla Choosing the right motherboard is probably the next big step you will have to take. The ROG STRIX Z370E is one of those high-end MOBOs that offer more than you could ask for. It has two ASM3142 controllers that separately provide Type-C and Type-A ports to the rear, and a USB 3.1 Gen2 at the front. It's a very clean motherboard that offers 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode), 4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1. It even supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology which we didn't take advantage of for this setup. For more detailed information about this motherboard, you can head over to ASUS website here. 3. G.Skill Trident Z 2x16GB RGB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM (Rs 26,271) © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla If you need the speed, you have to invest in a solid RAM as it will make your life easier when playing games. We opted to go with the G.Skill Trident 2x16GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM as it was perfect for our gaming needs. Apart from performing well, it also needed to look good and this particular RAM is equipped with an RGB lightbar. However, the G.Skill Trident Z refuses to run at that speed but was rock solid at 3000MHz which was more than enough for daily gaming. 4. Zotac GeForce RTX 2080Ti AMP (Rs 1,15,000) © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla Investing in a proper graphics card can either make or break your experience. One needs to invest in a graphics card that is future proof and can run current games at ease without any frame rate drops. The Zotac GeForce RTX 2080Ti AMP has three fans which allow better cooling and overclocking. It's based on Nvidia's new Turing architecture that does a lot more than previous iterations. The Zotac RTX 2080 Ti AMP features 4,352 CUDA cores, 11GB of GDDR6 video memory, a memory clock of 14Gbps, and a stock boost clock of 1665MHz. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla It also offers Deep Learning Super Sampling or DLSS which basically loads the game into a neural network. AI then uses machine learning to produce a perfect version of the image. For more info about Nvidia's latest Turing architecture, you can read about it in detail here. 5. Corsair VS650 650 Watt Power Supply Unit (Rs 5,090) The power supply unit (PSU) is something you cannot ignore or want to save money on. With a setup like this, you will need a powerful PSU that doesn't burn up your expensive components. We chose the Corsair VS650 650 Watt PSU as it fits perfectly in our case and more importantly, can handle the amount of power our PC draws. 6. Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (Rs 9,000) © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla When you're running a gaming PC with these specs, you will need a reliable CPU cooler that will keep everything cool. We first bought the Coolermaster Liquid 240 which turned out to be faulty as the temperature on our CPU was going up to 84 degrees on idle. We replaced it with another Liquid 240 CPU cooler that also turned out to be faulty and finally decided to go with the Corsair Hydro Series H100i. From personal experience, we can confidently say always test the components you buy. With the experience we had, we're never buying another Coolermaster product again. 7. Memory © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla With a gaming rig like this, you need to invest in an SSD as it keeps your machine running at top speed. It will help you boot your system faster and reduce loading times as well. Having said that, we aren't using the SSD for booting up games as we use it exclusively for booting up applications such as Photoshop, Premier Pro and Streamlabs OBS. Instead, we installed two 7200 RPM 4TB hard drives and coupled one of them with Intel's 32GB Optane memory. This is where we store all our games and it effectively runs as fast as the SSD with the added advantage of 4TB storage. . Samsung 970 EVO SSD 500GB (Rs 17,999) . 2XSeagate IronWolf 4TB 7200RPM HDD (Rs 16,500) . Intel Optane Memory 16GB PCIe M.2 (Rs 4,089) Peripherals © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla Peripherals such as a keyboard, mouse and the case are quite subjective and depend entirely on your budget and taste. The display also depends on what kind of refresh rate you require or whether you want to game in 4K resolution. So without getting into many details, here's what we are using for playing games on our setup: . CORSAIR K70 LUX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Rs 11,880) . Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse (Rs 5,995) . Acer 28 inch (71.12 cm) 4K Monitor (Rs 26,500) . Aorus Gigabyte AC300W R2 ATX Mid-Tower Case (Rs 4,000) . HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset (Rs 11,500) So there you have it, our high-end gaming PC that's future-proof for the next three years. It may seem like an overkill; however, PC gamers always aspire to have the best and we tried to achieve that with this setup. You can always run down the cost by picking cheaper options. However, in our experience, it turned out to be a bust as two coolants of the same brand turned out to be faulty. If you need help in building a PC, you can always hit us up on social media and we may give you the best options for your budget.
  22. Looks like the PUBG fever has caught up with everyone and everywhere. The multi-player online game has taken the world by storm and everyone's addicted to it. However, taking the craze a notch higher is this PUBG themed restaurant in Jaipur which is probably dishing out the 'chicken dinner' of your dreams! View this post on Instagram Pubg Restaurant Open in Jaipur, India Come with your squad and get delicious medikit (Food) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #playerunknown #pubg #playerunknownsbattlegrounds #pubgmemes #pubgmobile #pubgmeme #gaming #game #playerunknowns #videogames #gamer #pubgfunny #pubgindia #playerunknownbattlegrounds #winnerwinnerchickendinner #pubgfunnymoments #csgo #pubgclips #meme #fortnite #pubgvideos #gamers #like #battleroyale #gamingmemes #gamingpc #pcgaming #playersunknownbattlegrounds A post shared by Player Unknown's Belly Grounds (@pubg_jaipur) on Oct 26, 2018 at 6:40pm PDT View this post on Instagram Some of our delicious dishes inspired by PUBG !! Tag your squad to get heel !! . . . . . . . . . #pubg #pubgindia #chickendinner #foodporn #restaurant #pubgrestaurant #pubgmobile #jaipur #cafe #meal A post shared by Player Unknown's Belly Grounds (@pubg_jaipur) on Oct 27, 2018 at 4:39am PDT It is heavily inspired from the game and walking into this restaurant will make you feel like you entered the PUBG battlefield , just to eat this time. View this post on Instagram Interior of PUBG - Player Unknown's Belly Ground Tag your squad !! . . . . . . . . . . . . #instagamer #playerunknownsbattlegrounds #gamers #crate #memesdaily #player #jaipur #pro #gtaonline #cafe #fortnitememes #playerunknown #restaurantparis #fortnitebr #gamercouple #pubgindia #pubgmobileindonesia #pubgandroid #thedivision #ds #playerunknownbattlegrounds #pc #gta #gameover #unknown #repost #steam #instagram #memer #pubgmoments A post shared by Player Unknown's Belly Grounds (@pubg_jaipur) on Oct 27, 2018 at 2:56am PDT View this post on Instagram Tag a foodie squad !!ð¥ð¥ PUBG Player Unknown's Belly Ground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #pubgrestaurant #pubgindia #playerunknownsbattlegrounds #jaipur #pubgjaipur #pubgmobile #pubgbattlegrounds #foodporn #food #tasty #chicken #chickendinner A post shared by Player Unknown's Belly Grounds (@pubg_jaipur) on Oct 27, 2018 at 7:24am PDT PUBG in this restaurant's name stands for 'Players Unknown Belly Grounds. You've got to give the owner some marks for being so creative.
  23. Losing fat isn't rocket science, but it sure does take a lot of heart and will to completely transform the body. Just like we keep the sugar coating away at MensXP Health, this article lists out 5 truths about a person's fat loss journey. 1) It Takes Time Heard the saying that good things take time? This holds especially true when it comes to dieting and achieving low levels of body fat. The process is not that quick. All those 6-weeks to shred or 12-week transformation programs do not really work. At least not in the long term! You may end up losing a lot of body fat during this time if you resort to extreme measures, but these so-called transformations won't stick. © Thinkstock 2) You Will Lose Some Of Your Lean Body Mass Not too good to read, I know. But as your diet progresses and you get leaner and leaner, some of your lean body mass will be lost. The speed of your fat loss will also determine lean body mass losses. The faster you try to strip your body fat/weight off, all the more lean body mass would be lost. That is because it is easier for your body to break down muscle tissue for energy when energy intake (calories) is severely restricted. 3) Your Energy Levels Will Be Lower As your caloric intake would be restricted, your body will do its best to save as much energy as it can. That is because your body sees your fat loss diet as a starvation signal and adapts accordingly. The survival mechanism will kick in and your body will reduce its energy expenditure both consciously and sub-consciously. This means, making you a bit lazier and subconsciously making decisions like taking the elevator instead of the stairs. Not moving from the chair for longer hours during work and so on. © Pixabay 4) There Will Be Progress Plateaus Getting to single digits of body fat is not smooth sailing. There will be periods of stalls and plateaus during your diet and these are the most testing periods. This will be the time, when you will be tested and will find yourself asking if it really is worth the effort? It will suck seeing those plateaus and your mental resolve will be tested to a very great extent during this phase. 5) Tracking Will Become All The More Important The measures that are relatively unimportant during the beginning of your fat loss journey will soon become all the more important as you keep progressing. Bodybuilding or achieving body fat levels of bodybuilders or physique athletes is hard. As you get leaner, all those tiny details like food measures to the accurate gram, cooking oil to the gram, tracking of calories, tracking of body weight, tracking of measurements, tracking of daily steps walked for your NEAT levels, etc. will hold a lot of importance. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  24. We all grew up watching 'FRIENDS' and it never gets old. Every time you're in a dilemma about what to watch, or you just want to watch something while having dinner, or you simply need to zone out for some time, 'FRIENDS' is the answer. You can just start watching any random episode and it would never disappoint. Some of us have watched it so many times, that we can remember every single line from the show. But still, there are certain facts about the series which might still be unknown to you. Here are 10 interesting facts about the iconic show, that may come as a surprise to you: 1. Four Six © Warner Bros The main cast of 6 was initially meant to be of 4. In the early stages, Chandler & Phoebe were supposed to be just the supporting cast. Whatever the reason was to include these two in the main cast, we're glad it happened! 2. The Unfair Emmy Courteney Cox, aka Monica, was the only regular cast member who didn't get nominated for an Emmy. This was as bizarre as Joey-Rachel's relationship! 3. The 'Scientist Guy' Joey Hank Azaria, the guy who played the role of Phoebe's scientist boyfriend David, tried twice for the role of Joey. Thankfully, the casting team had a better taste and they chose Matt LeBlanc instead. 4. The Theme Song How many of you clap your hands along with the theme song? Initially, the theme song selected for the show was “Shiny Happy People” by REM. The show was named 'Friends Like Us' back then but eventually, it became F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and we got a new theme song with it. 5. The Gay Chandler Writers initially thought to make Chandler gay. In fact, when Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox read the script for the first time, they thought Chandler was gay. They even admitted thinking Chandler was gay on the show. 6. The Blunder Ellen DeGeneres turned down the role of Phoebe. Can you imagine? 7. Ross's Monkey © Warner Bros Marcel, the monkey, was actually played by two monkeys named Katie and Monkey. 8. Courteney Cox As Rachel? Producers offered Courteney the role of Rachel. But Courteney thought she was better suited for Monica, as she could easily relate to the character. 9. David Schwimmer, The Man! David Schwimmer was the first to be cast in the show. In fact, writers wrote the role of Ross keeping David in mind. Talk about popularity, eh? 10. Ross and Rachel WERE off the table The see-sawing romance of Ross & Rachel wasn't supposed to be the centre of the show. However, seeing their on-screen chemistry and the love of the audience for the couple, the show was developed in such a way, that their relationship was often under the spotlight. And that's how we got the iconic 'I got off the plane' dialogue! So, which one of these came as the biggest surprise for you? Was it Chandler originally being a gay character, or Courteney Cox being offered the role of Rachel? Let us know in the comment section.
  25. Nice guys don't always finish last, but if you're way too nice then there are chances you can come off as boring, giving women a chance to walk all over you. So, being a nice guy or being too nice doesn't often play as well as you want it to. I am not saying be an ass**** or have any bad boy traits, all I am saying is, play it cool and don't be naive when you're trying to woo a woman you like. (c)Thinkstock/Getty Images I am sure you've heard women say at times 'yeah he was okay, but he was just too nice'. That's the sentence that eliminates any challenge or chase that she may want or expect from you. So, in order to cure the 'nice guy' syndrome, here are a few things you can do to save yourself from an unnecessary rejection and get that second date: (1) Stop Being Predictable Women often recognise a pattern that men may have if they like them. Like for instance, if you're texting her all the time, asking her out for coffee and movies and generally being predictable with your actions, she knows what's in store for her. Instead, do unusual things every now and then to throw her off her game, or to keep her from finding out yours. (c)Giphy (2) Don't Be Needy That's the biggest red flag ever. Too needy is also too boring. You don't want to be the needy clinger who is always there trying to get her attention. She will definitely run miles away from you! Do your own thing, have your own life and include her in yours whenever you get a chance to. No one likes needy clingy boys. (c)Giphy (3) Don't Be Too Available That's almost the same as being needy. It's when she feels like she wants to see you, you're always available. Try and be a little less available and mysterious for her. She'll definitely want to see you more and will find you elusive and less boring. (c)Giphy (4) Don't Let Her Walk All Over You If you're too nice to her she will definitely want to take advantage of the situation as much as she can. Not in an evil twisted way, but all women at most times are confused as to what they want from a guy. So, if the guy is readily available, fulfilling all their wishes all the time, then they will take advantage of that. They may not necessarily want to walk all over you, but they will find you boring regardless. (c)Giphy (5) Go Beyond Your Comfort Zone Women like adventurous men who are risk takers. They like men who love exploring new things and taking risks. So, I guess it's time to change your lifestyle. Go out of your comfort zone and take a few risks and break that boring 'nice guy' pattern. (c)Giphy There's a lot more than just being 'a nice guy' all the time. If you break a certain pattern and let her see how you can have different shades to you, there is no way in hell she will ever find you boring.
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