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  1. We know about people not getting their due credit for the work they put in and it sucks. But, what about getting credit without even working on something? No, we're not here to talk about your boss and their credit-stealing ways. In a hilarious and 'shocking' mix-up, Javed Akhtar has been given credits for being a lyricist for the upcoming biopic 'PM Narendra Modi' based on the Prime Minister's life starring Vivek Oberoi. The only problem is that Javed Akhtar never even worked on the movie! Sharing his shock on Twitter, he wrote about not having been involved in the movie whatsoever. Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it ! pic.twitter.com/tIeg2vMpVG — Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) March 22, 2019 Has this ever happened? Like, I remember controversies with people not getting credit, but this has to be a first. Did someone copy-paste the names from somewhere and Javed Akhtar also accidentally ended up there? I need some answers, and so does Javed Akhtar, it seems. Since the movie is a hot topic for today, this new development also got some reactions online. Here's what people are saying: Okay, then. à¤à¤°à¥ à¤à¤¬ पà¥à¤°à¥ फिलà¥à¤® à¤à¤ फसाना हॠतॠà¤à¤ª à¤à¤¸à¤®à¥à¤ सà¤-à¤à¥à¤ à¤à¥à¤¯à¥à¤ ढà¥à¤à¤¢ रहॠहà¥à¤à¥¤ — 1World (@kafkaaz) March 22, 2019 Umm. Javed sir, actually Vivek Oberoi trying to convince people that Sardar Patel was a BJP leader. — सà¤à¤¸à¥à¤à¤¾à¤°à¥ Cabinet Minister (@Being_Sanskaari) March 22, 2019 Apparently. Sir. In #NewIndia facts are not facts — Iran Bharat Saxena (@ibsaxena) March 22, 2019 Yep. This is now becoming a true Bipoic...ððð — Aish Goyal (@goyalaishwarya) March 22, 2019 What even? Sir this is PMO films., hence if he is giving you credit., than please take it. or else you will label as Anti National. #AntiNationalCongress #MainBhiChowkidar — Arun Singh (@ArunSinghAAP) March 22, 2019 Shots fired. PM Modi pe hamesha credit churaane ka aarop lagta raha. Aur aapko PM Narendra Modi ne free mein credit de dia. — ð¼ðð¦ðð ððð¯ð ðððð£ (@aaqibrk) March 22, 2019 Great response. Don't lie Javed sir. You wrote the songs, but after watching the trailer you are backing out.#AntiNational — Supariman™ (@SupariMan_) March 22, 2019 The copy paste! Galti se copy-paste kar diya hoga , Bjp IT cell ki movie hai na ð — SUMIT INDIAN (@sumi80s) March 22, 2019 Sure. If Modi Ji says you have written, THEN you have written. Please agree to it. Irrespective of anything. ð — Stoned Baba (@indicube) March 22, 2019 Evidentally. #namumkin ab mumkin hai — RAVINDRA NATH JHA (@RAVINDRANATHJ11) March 22, 2019 Oops. Give it a few weeks, and Vivek Oberoi will disown it too. — Sabu Paul (@saboopaul) March 22, 2019
  2. 'Apex Legends' came out of nowhere and has taken over the battle royale genre with much steam. On its very first day, 'Apex Legends' managed to draw 2.5 million players and has since then garnered over 50 million players recently. © Electronic Arts When 'Apex Legends' was launched, there was no marketing or promotions involved and instead, Electronic Arts invited a few streamers to play the game. One of the sponsored streamers was Ninja and apparently, he was paid $1 million to play for a few hours on launch day, according to Reuters. That's Rs 6.9 crores if you convert it into our local currency. Of course, the partnership was no secret as his stream was labelled as "Apex Legends partner”. A representative from Electronic Arts confirmed to Kotaku that the company did have a marketing campaign in place with content creators at the launch of the game. Getting paid $1 million for two hours of work is a big payday even for Ninja when taking his earnings into consideration. It has been reported earlier that Ninja was paid $600,000 to take part in a single event last year. © YouTube EA's gamble to pay off streamers for promotions seems to have paid off as Apex Legends has managed to rake in a massive number of players in just a month. Apex Legends is a free-to-play game on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is all set to receive a new update that will introduce its own battle pass for players to earn cosmetic items and in-game rewards. Source: Reuters
  3. The fourth match of the five-ODI-series between India and the visiting Australia was nothing short of a nightmare for the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who missed a couple of stumping opportunities and dropped a few catches at crucial moments of the game as the man responsible behind the wicket. The blame for the loss can't be completely shifted to Pant's head, as a series of issues occurred during the game, including misjudgement about dew at the time of the toss and Kedar Jadhav and Shikhar Dhawan dropping back to back catches in the final overs. But because of the fact that former captain and main wicketkeeper of the team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not a member of the playing XI, the 21-year-old Pant became the magnet to attract all the hate for the loss. Rishabh Pant's Instagram right now. Come on Dhoni fans, He doesn't deserve this ð£pic.twitter.com/wUheEEmsEk — Abhishek (@ImAbhishek7_) March 10, 2019 This is how Pant's Instagram handle looks like ever since India's second loss of the series which tied the score at 2-2. Realising the toxicity in the air towards his ward, Pant's childhood coach, Tarak Sinha decided to speak out about the issue and call the Indian audience out on the unfair comparisons between his former student and a seasoned veteran like MS Dhoni. “Such comparisons are cropping up because, like Dhoni, he (Pant) is also a wicketkeeper-batsman. But it's unfair on him because it puts undue pressure for him to perform in a particular way, and be like Dhoni. He performs the best when his mind is free,” the seasoned coach said. Reminding one about the early days of wicketkeeping at the hands of the former skipper, Sinha said: “There's a difference between the Pant of today and Dhoni 14-years-ago when he was making his way into the Indian team. Back then, he did not come with the kind of baggage like Pant has. There wasn't any legendary wicketkeeper whom he was replacing.” “The guys back then were either Dinesh Karthik or Parthiv Patel, players younger to him. So, he (Dhoni) was free from the pressure and expectations that Pant is facing today.” What is worth commending right now is Pant's mature mentality, for he has shown zero signs of revolt or frustration towards everyone who supported him a couple of months ago during his brilliant run in Australia and turned on him instantly after a game of bad wicket keeping. Obviously, Pant is nowhere near the skill set of someone like Dhoni, but that doesn't mean that he is no good.
  4. President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook were all over the news last week when Trump mistakenly referred to Apple CEO as 'Tim Apple' instead of 'Tim Cook'. Heck, Tim Cook even changed his display name on Twitter following the flub as a response. But Trump, on the other hand, claims the media were spreading “fake news” when they said he called him 'Tim Apple'. © Reuters The Republican donors present at the Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, when Trump made the claim, called it's one of his weirdest lies ever. Apparently, Trump told the donors that he actually said “Tim Cook Apple” really fast, and the “Cook” part of the sentence was softly spoken. Wait, what? Yes, the GIF accurately represents how we feel after reading what Trump had to say. We couldn't understand why the president would make such a claim in the first place, especially when the whole thing was captured on video. Here's the clip in case you needed to hear it again: Trump just called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” pic.twitter.com/gTHHtjWvc9 — Sean O'Kane (@sokane1) March 6, 2019 Not just that, even Tim Cook himself doesn't seem to be bothered about the flub. He, in fact, took it in a good humor by changing his display name. The donors who were present at the scene told Axios they couldn't understand why the president would make such a claim. “I just thought, why would you lie about that. It doesn't even matter!”, said one of the donors. This, however, isn't the first time Trump has tried to persuade the people. He did something similar back in 2017, when he called a New York Times report fake as well. So, we aren't particularly surprised this time around.
  5. We know about a few immortal Hollywood actors, like Keanu Reeves, Anne Hathaway, and even Paul Rudd. They look exactly how they looked like a decade or two ago. But for now, let's focus on someone immortal from Bollywood- Anil Kapoor. The man seems to have not aged a bit in decades, actually, he looks even younger right now compared to how he looked, in say 1990s. What is your secret, Anil? The nation honestly wants to know! Everyone has always been talking about how young he looks even though he's in his 60s, but this topic of conversation popped up once again yesterday after he posted a picture of himself alongside Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, and Kunal Kemmu announcing his upcoming movie 'Malang'. Together we are #MALANG! Pleased to announce my first with all these talented artists – @mohit11481 #AdityaRoyKapur @DishPatani & @kunalkemmu! @MalangFilm releasing on Valentine's 2020.@TSeries @LuvFilms @itsBhushanKumar @luv_ranjan @gargankur @jayshewakramani pic.twitter.com/4KAKgGxpgX — Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) March 4, 2019 Look at him, he can pass for a 20-something guy, tbh. Can you believe that he's the oldest one is the picture? I sure as hell can't. Exactly my thoughts. Anil Kapoor, first if all sir, what the **** pic.twitter.com/jZFkrXdrvJ — Shivam (@GhantaGuy) March 4, 2019 The 'boy' has been stuck at 25 all his life. My goodness. Just look at @AnilKapoor. The 'boy' recently turned 62. S I X T Y T W O. https://t.co/i72xEzxJRT — Raju PP (@rajupp) March 4, 2019 Anyone can pass for his dad, not gonna lie. I might pass off as Anil Kapoor's dad. ð¤·ð¿‍âï¸ — Tardy (@ajaw_) March 4, 2019 It's going to happen, just wait. Year 2050 : Tiger Shroff to star in Baaghi 15. Vidyut Jammwal to star in Commando 15. Anil Kapoor to play Sonam Kapoor's son in her last movie. — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) March 4, 2019 Wow, just wow. Me: When Anil Kapoor was born 1. Nehru was still PM 2. Dr. Prasad was president 3. Indo-China War was 6 years away 5. Sikkim was still an independent country. 4. LIC had just been incorporated 5. Pather Panchali was the highest grossing film of the year Anil Kapoor: pic.twitter.com/B1K2oHDFYS — à¤à¤à¤¶à¥à¤² (@Ghair_Kanooni) March 4, 2019 For real? Fun fact: Anil Kapoor is older than Jackie Shroff. — Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) March 4, 2019 It's not going to happen. 'Old Age' waiting to meet Anil Kapoor pic.twitter.com/2I0BiUteUP — Secret SHAWnta (@Secret_Saanta) March 4, 2019 A man in his 60s is wearing bright pink shoes and it's not weird. How just how does he do this effortlessly? ðThose shoes deserve a separate pic & he carries them so well!!!! https://t.co/1TtBKJaKCF — ð¾ðð (@caffeinehot) March 4, 2019 I'm telling you, he's immortal. Dear @AnilKapoor , now is the good time to confess if you are some vampire, even they do not age. Wtf.? https://t.co/43so9KGJ3o — Heer (@m_hiral) March 4, 2019 Yes! Anil Kapoor of 2019 looks younger than Anil Kapoor of 1989. https://t.co/uYrDLnlFtL — R! (@WeirdlyProbable) March 4, 2019 Basically. Anil Kapoor now looks younger than young Anil Kapoor himself. ð¤pic.twitter.com/bp3KzKmfpx — Angoor Stark ðð®ð³ (@ladywithflaws) March 4, 2019 We need to know. WHAT DOES ANIL KAPOOR EAT OMG https://t.co/q7nDxg1SU4 — Yashasvini Mathur (@yashasvini_m) March 4, 2019 And he's still the younger looking one. SOURCES *Anil Kapoor to play the Lead role along with Taimur in Gunday 2 which is set to release on 25 August 2045* — ViNee!! ð®ð³ (@Vineet_1502) March 4, 2019 Only 90s kids will remember. We all are living in 2019 while Anil kapoor is still living in 90's pic.twitter.com/rfQ0HvQnT5 — Akram ð®ð³ (@akramismm) March 4, 2019
  6. Why don't most people know how to apologize after making a mistake? It's a genuine question. Most of the time, an apology by a famous person goes something like this - “I'm sorry what I said offended a lot of people, I didn't mean it like that.” Honestly, that's not really an apology. If the person was actually sorry, it would go something like, “I'm sorry for my ignorance, I realize I made a mistake when I said that offensive thing. I will try to learn from this and better myself.” It's that simple, tbh, and a lot of people still don't understand. I apologize for the mini-rant but Trevor Noah has gone and done it again, and he needs to be taught a lesson. If you remember, he made a racist and extremely insensitive joke about the tensions going on between India and Pakistan and the possibility of a war between the two countries. If someone actually found it even slightly funny, they should honestly take some time to reflect on their own racism. This was a widely discussed topic and Trevor was thrashed on Twitter left, right and centre for this unfunny bit from his show 'The Daily Show'. Finally, he must have realized the backlash he was getting and tried to justify his comments, and ended up giving a half-assed apology. Someone tried to bring up how sad it was for him to joke about violence like that, when he's seen violence in his family first-hand and can probably understand how wrong it is. It's sad when someone who's had a violent past mocks war through a Bollywood stereotype. @Trevornoah 's mother was shot in the head by her husband(Trevor's stepfather).Imagine someone making fun of it with a Xhosa stereotype - the tribe his mum belongs topic.twitter.com/pUFrm3Iavv — Zainab Sikander (@zainabsikander) March 2, 2019 Replying to this particular tweet, he said making jokes is how he deals with “pain and discomfort” but “I'm sorry this hurt you and others”. Please refer to the mini-rant in the starting, thanks. Actually if you watch my stand up you'll see that I did make jokes after my mother was shot in the head. As a comedian I use comedy to process pain and discomfort in my world but I am sorry that this hurt you and others, that's not what I was trying to do. https://t.co/OuVnkHyIfG — Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 2, 2019 He followed it up by another half-assed tweet, trying to justify his actions, again. It's amazing to me that my joke about the conflict in India and Pakistan trended more than the story of the actual conflict itself. Sometimes it seems like people are more offended by the jokes comedians make about an issue than the issue itself. — Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 2, 2019 Who's gonna tell him that his racist remarks were a minor story here compared to everything going on between India and Pakistan? Looks like he tried to again downplay the potential war by saying that no one is even talking about the conflict, instead they're offended by his joke more. People again had to call him out, even though he's proved that it doesn't matter to him and he will continue to be a jerk about the entire thing. Mate, your racist joke was criticised by a small section of people on social media. Don't be under the impression that it mattered more than the conflict itself. Most people don't even know you here. People have lost lives. — Siddharth Singh (@siddharth3) March 3, 2019 What a hypocrite. This is a seriously shitty take. Also factually incorrect. In the nations that were involved in potential conflict, the soldiers trended far more than your “joke”. It's surprising to see that racist stereotypes aren't a problem for you when it comes to other cultures. — Sandhya Ramesh (@sandygrains) March 3, 2019 So ironic. This response coming from someone who has made a living out of calling out others for racism and racial stereotypes and has provided the fuel for the whole "perpetual outrage factory" is possibly the most genuinely funny thing in this whole affair. — Arnab Ray (@greatbong) March 3, 2019 Not funny at all. You are still being a dick about a sensitive issue which involves 2 countries which are in a tense situation. You made fun of Indian armed forces without knowing how after a terror attack 44 Indian security force personnels lost their life. No it was not funny & very racist joke. — Abhishek Jain (@iabhishek_j) March 2, 2019 Ooh, that's gotta hurt. You are no better than the fascist nuts you make fun of. Insensitive little prick. — Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) March 3, 2019 Very surprising. Yo, the Apu accent and joking about Bollywood when it comes to India became old last century. I'm surprised you didn't throw in a butter chicken joke alongside to make it the holy trinity of the stereotype Indian gag. — Nishtha (@RootKanal) March 2, 2019 Yep. ð pic.twitter.com/Vq7cz64f5s — **** da SuperBowl, #Free21Savage! (@Tenji95) March 2, 2019 Don't do it, man. The joke might or might not have been offensive/funny, but this right here is a damn shitty thing to say. A joke didn't trend more than conversations about the real conflict, we're not absolute idiots. Which Trump supporter is tweeting for you man? Don't do this Trevor ð¤¦ð½‍âï¸ — Sucharita Tyagi (@Su4ita) March 3, 2019
  7. Can you imagine a guy, who was once in a Twilight movie is now a freaking Oscar winner? Yeah, me neither. I feel like no one really remembered Rami Malek playing a vampire in the last Twilight movie, and it's safe to say he's come a long, long way since then. Rami is still being smothered in praises for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and now, he has another incredible role already lined up. Turns out, he's going to play the villain in the next Bond movie. Actually, it's not like his Oscar win had to do anything with him getting the role, the only problem was scheduling, as he had to shoot for 'Mr Robot'. But, now it seems like everything has been figured out and the negotiations are almost done. Get ready, we will probably have a cool new Bond villain soon! Everyone is! Rami Malek going from Freddie Mercury to Bond villain? I'm down for that! https://t.co/mqZJ63mOTw — Tyler Calvert (@Tyler_Calvert23) February 27, 2019 Just to be clear, they wanted him before the Oscar win. They love getting recent Oscar winners for their villains. First Javier Bardem, then Christoph Waltz, now Rami Malek. I dig it. — charley15z (@tcallerman) February 27, 2019 Let him! Please let him wear those Mercury teeth, please let him wear those Mercury teeth, please let him wear those Mercury teeth, please let him wear those Mercury teeth, please let him wear those Mercury teeth, please let him wear those Mercury teeth. https://t.co/d0lzkKx84j — Adam Lowes (@adlow76) February 27, 2019 He would be, tbh. This makes me very happy. I could see Rami Malek becoming an iconic Bond villain given the talent involved in this movie. https://t.co/u9vIoxxecd — Nolan Dean ð(he/him) (@nolandean27) February 28, 2019 Everything is a surprise! Damn, Rami's career is like rocket science. I remember when he was playing as Benjamin in Breaking Dawn. Now he got an Oscar and playing as villain in Bond 25. ðhttps://t.co/Yu8mLTrHEV — Dinda. (@ClaireBearStory) February 27, 2019 I need to check them out now. If you've seen Rami Malek in interviews you'll know he's already a Bond villain. — Dan Marcus (@Danimalish) February 28, 2019 He really is. Awards season made me side eye him, but he's a great actor. I'm into it. https://t.co/DoVqO4rN4G — Ami (@Amic_8197) February 27, 2019 He would be so good. LISTEN I like this. Despite the steaming pile of garbage that is Bohemian Rhapsody, I think that Malek is a very good actor and I definitely think he would make a cool, suave, unpredictable villain. Especially in a Cary Fukunaga movie! https://t.co/fPwfE2xSFa — Mary (@mareli221) February 27, 2019 Yes, everyone. Am I going to watch a Bond movie purely for Rami? Of course https://t.co/pt00ayKnhg — zoe is kinda ia (@arcofagamotto) February 28, 2019 Someone make it happen! Me reading this tweet still waiting for @idriselba to be announced as bond. pic.twitter.com/VGx7juuMpv — Mike Namez (@MikeNamez) February 27, 2019 It would kill it! imagine idris elba as bond and rami malek as the villian... THE FLAVOR https://t.co/2YcFNke6wJ — amber (@tyrellwellthic) February 27, 2019 Can't wait. Rami Malek is rumoured to be the next Bond villain, can't wait for him to add 16 syllables to "Mr Bond" — Cam Williams (@MrCamW) February 28, 2019
  8. Chris Hemsworth is ripped, and there's no other way to put it. The dude is shredded and, of course, he has to be, after all, he's Thor, the god of thunder. When you work so hard and put in so much in your workouts, it's nice to share and show off a little bit online, and he does indulge in that from time to time. A couple of weeks ago, he posted a video on his Instagram flawlessly doing an intense dumbbell floor workout. Pretty standard, we know it's probably a piece of cake for him to finish. Oh, btw, he posted this on Valentine's Day so we know what his true love really is. View this post on Instagram Mixing it up. Get creative. Keep moving. Variety is key! ðªðª@centrfit A post shared by Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) on Feb 13, 2019 at 4:48pm PST While this seems a little too intense for Thor himself, going by the number of grunts in the video, Jack Black took it upon himself to recreate it, but in the most hilarious, Jack Black way, of course. Taking much lighter weights, he did complete this intense workout and I feel like his version is way better because of how relatable it is. The video obviously can't be complete without a bunch of Thor references, in probably the worst fake Australian accent ever. View this post on Instagram Mixing it up. Get creative. Keep moving. Variety is key! ðªðªWho did it better? #ThorWorkout @chrishemsworth Link in bio. âï¸ - @mrtaylorstephens A post shared by Jack Black (@jackblack) on Feb 26, 2019 at 9:18am PST But, the main question is, who did it better? My vote goes to Jack. Sorry, Thor, I still love you. Actually, even Chris agrees, though. Reposting Jack's video on his Instagram, he wrote, “The student has become the master.” He even left a comment on Jack's video. This was great, I agree. How to troll Chris Hemsworth in the best way- a hilarious guide by Jack Black.
  9. Have you ever seen Eminem smile? Never, right? It's one of the rarest things in the world and I honestly could only find just one really old picture of him with an almost smile on his face. So, if you've ever wondered what he would actually look like with a full-blown, toothy smile, someone is here to make all your dreams come true. Mike Brown has a superpower - he can make every celebrity smile and the result is high-key terrifying. © Facebook/Mike Brown The teeth one is so much worse. © Facebook/Mike Brown Umm. © Facebook/Mike Brown It's Eminem cubed. © Facebook/Mike Brown The teeth, man, the teeth. © Facebook/Mike Brown So scary. © Facebook/Mike Brown It just looks unnatural. © Facebook/Mike Brown There's so many more. It's not over. He's made Grammys winners sad as well. And made Ellen sad. This is the worst one.
  10. Remember all the talk of AI-created video 'deepfakes' that so terrified us all? Well, there's a new deepfake AI around, one that's so powerful its creators - who are committed to open source - aren't even releasing it. Video Deepfakes Are Scary A year or so ago, AI developers came up with what is now known as 'deepfakes' - AI programs that could take snippets of video to create new, artificial, footage of an individual. It wasn't just the thought of cybercriminals using this to create fake porn footage to harass and blackmail people that terrified us all, but also the possibility of someone making fake hate speeches of politicians, national leaders, and others. This was considered so serious that even Reddit took action, while Google and other platforms also made it clear they wouldn't tolerate deepfake footage. But as with any other piece of tech, once it's out in the wild, you really can't do much. Text Deepfakes May Worsen The Fake News Problem But there's another area where deepfakes can be scary - news articles. And with a new text-writing AI around, so much could go wrong - imagine someone setting up a fake news website that wouldn't even need humans to churn out misleading articles. Or imagine a flood of fake Tweets, WhatsApp forwards, and Facebook posts that lead to consequences like civic unrest, stock market fluctuations, and even international incidents. After all, if the harder it gets to tell it's not been written by a human, the more likely it is that people can be fooled. You Really Can't Tell It's Written By An AI So here's what the latest fuss is all about. Researchers from the OpenAI group (founded, amongst others, by Elon Musk - though he's no longer associated with them), which carries out research into 'safe' and useful AI tech that can be shared with the world, came up with a new text generator, that can take a few sentences as a writing prompt to come up with a proper, lengthy post or article. However, (and not too surprising, to be honest), the text generating AI was so good, it spooked the researchers, who have refused to release it to the world! Meet GPT-2, An AI-powered Natural Language Model This Natural Language AI was trained on 40GB of data from across the Internet - utilising 1.5 billion parameters to analyse 8 million web pages! The dataset included outbound links from Reddit, and in order to maintain the quality of language the AI was to learn from, the researchers used just links approved by human moderators. The result? It's scary. Here's an example of GPT-2 saying recycling is bad: “...Recycling is bad for our economy. It increases the cost of a product, and in turn, the price of everything that is made with that product. Recycling is not good for our nation. We pay a tremendous price for the privilege of having the world's most advanced and efficient recycling system. Recycling is a huge, colossal waste of time, energy, money, and resources…” Yes, we know it sounds like something Donald Trump would write, but you know there'd be thousands (if not millions), who would take this seriously. What makes GPT-2 more powerful is that it's unsupervised - feed it a sentence and without any more guidance, it'll come up with an article! In fact, it's so eerily good at its job, it can even make up quotes! Here's an example of a story this AI wrote, on the topic of a train carrying nuclear materials going missing: “...'The theft of this nuclear material will have significant negative consequences on public and environmental health, our workforce and the economy of our nation,' said Tom Hicks, the U.S. Energy Secretary, in a statement. 'Our top priority is to secure the theft and ensure it doesn't happen again.'...” © techspot The Researchers Are Worried About This Being Used For Fake News Yes, the AI's creators are so worried they've refused to release their original work to the world. Instead, in a blog post, they make it clear that they'll only release a smaller sample: “... Due to our concerns about malicious applications of the technology, we are not releasing the trained model. As an experiment in responsible disclosure, we are instead releasing a much smaller model for researchers to experiment with, as well as a technical paper….” They go on to mention misleading news items, impersonation, and the automation of abusive and spam/phishing content as the reasons why they feel the full version of GPT-2 shouldn't be publicly accessible © Hub.Packtpub One can't blame them for taking this step - imagine someone using this to influence elections, or to provoke a dispute between two heads of state! But while advocates of open source tech are upset that OpenAI is not allowing full access to their new AI, it's unlikely this will close off new deepfake tech. If the Internet has taught us anything, this tech will either get leaked, or someone will use the 'limited' (no training code, no weights the AI uses to devise text, and none of the dataset it learnt from) version of this new AI to write something just as powerful, and just as scary.
  11. What usually comes to your mind when you hear the word 'Doctor'? An elderly, pleasant looking gentleman with probably a paunch and kind eyes who either comforts you with his kind eyes or creeps the living daylights out of you with his evil grin (but that's the stuff from horror movies). Anyway, when that imagery is challenged by someone who even remotely falls outside of that category, they tend to leave a lasting impression. Especially, if they go right ahead and look like they stepped out of a model catalogue or the cast of Grey's Anatomy, they deserve to be applauded because hey, it takes a lot of effort to establish oneself as a doctor. Clearly, Dr Rodrigo Sapo has what it takes, and more. He looks like a muscled, bearded model who spends his waking hours in the gym instead of a hospital, and that doesn't even begin to describe what he looks like. Here are 10 pictures that shows why patients line up to get check-ups by him, even when they are not ill. 1. To begin with, a doctor who looks like that clearly has figured out how to live a healthy life. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Apr 13, 2018 at 10:05am PDT 2. Polka dots and stethoscope. Say what? View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Dec 5, 2017 at 10:11am PST 3. Just sprinkle some salt and we've got Suniel Shetty's beard. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Jan 12, 2019 at 1:28pm PST 4. A doctor with that physique must be good for your health. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Feb 28, 2018 at 8:49pm PST 5. He doesn't shy away from wearing pink even at work. That a healthy mindset to have right there. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Jul 7, 2017 at 3:10pm PDT 6. Selfies are healthy for your self-image, especially when you're looking at a long day of 'werk'. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:28am PDT 7. No matter how busy you are, gotta lift 'em weights! View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Jun 6, 2017 at 4:17am PDT 8. Who said you can't be dressed formally and still look like you belong on a calendar? View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on May 4, 2018 at 8:25pm PDT 9. Summers need to be celebrated with the brightest colours and the biggest smiles. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on May 24, 2018 at 3:59pm PDT 10. Impeccable grooming will always have your back, irrespective of what you do. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Nov 28, 2017 at 10:10am PST No wonder most of his patients suffer from weak knees.
  12. We want to ensure that converting from your existing community platform to ours is as seamless as possible. While we do have a migration service available where we take care of everything for you, we do also offer a DIY option. We took some time to overhaul the conversion process for those opting to convert using our free tools. Ready to convert? So you've just purchased your first copy of Invision Community, and you're ready to convert your existing site over from another software package. Great! We're glad you've made the decision to take your community to the next level! You've already checked out our Migrations page, confirmed the software you wish to convert from is supported, and you're confident in your ability to work through the process. You install the Converters package and you're ready to go. Lets get started! We have overhauled the converters to simplify the process. Beginning with 4.4, you will take the following steps to convert from another software package: Rather than choose the application you wish to convert first, you will now choose what software you are converting from, which is a much more logical start to a conversion. Next, you will supply the database details for your source database (the database you wish to convert into your new Invision Community). Then, you will see a list of all applications that can be converted for the software package you are converting from. If any applications cannot be converted (perhaps because you were not previously using the corresponding application in your source software), a message will be shown indicating there is nothing to convert. If any steps require additional configuration, you will be able to specify those details here. And finally, when you submit that form - that's it! You're done, and you can sit back and let the conversion process on its own. Each step for each application will be completed automatically, and the conversion will be finalized automatically at the end. A progress bar will be shown, along with a textual indicator that outlines exactly what is being converted. What does it look like? conversion.mp4 Here's a quick video to illustrate the new conversion process. The system even remembers where you were at and automatically picks back up where you left off. Closing your browser, losing internet connectivity, or some other unforeseen issue won't stop you dead in your tracks and force you to start all over again. We hope that these updates make it even easier to switch from another community platform.
  13. Tom Holland has done it again! And, if your mind didn't automatically go to giving spoilers right now, I'm sorry but you're not a true Marvel fan. Tom, along with Mark Ruffalo, are truly the best and the worst because of their tendency to give out spoilers. It's hilarious and even they know how much they screw up. Mark has reached a point where he's the one joking about it and was even fake fired by the Russo Brothers. And well, Tom is just Tom. View this post on Instagram Lmao same. #CommentsByCelebs A post shared by Comments By Celebs (@commentsbycelebs) on Jan 18, 2019 at 6:43pm PST But unfortunately, this is not the kind of spoiler he's given this time. Apparently, an old interview of him promoting 'Avengers: Infinity War' with Benedict Cumberbatch has resurfaced for a very important reason, as it basically confirmed a theory everyone already knew about. We knew that quantum realm will play an important part in the upcoming final Avengers movie, what with Scott Lang stuck there alone at the end of 'Ant Man And The Wasp' and then somehow appearing in the first trailer of 'Endgame', but obviously, Marvel will never confirm it. But thankfully, Tom did, and he did it before even 'Infinity War' released. Coming back to the interview and the unassuming spoiler, when both the actors were asked that out of the two, who flubbed the most lines, Benedryl Cucumber named himself but was Tom was quick to defend him. Tom said, “He has the most difficult lines, though. He has to talk about so much Quantum Realm... stuff. I just have to talk about, 'Yeah man, that's awesome!' So mine's easy, but his is all so difficult.” Well, back then a lot of people might have thought that it was an 'Infinity War' spoiler, but now we know Doctor Strange didn't mention quantum realm even once in that movie. This can only mean one thing, Doctor Strange is obviously coming back and he could also be the one to save Ant Man. Moreover, it seems like the quantum realm is the answer to all of the OG Avengers' problems and it will help undo Thanos' snap, and all the destruction it caused, and bring back all the 'dusted' characters. I can't stress this enough, but honestly, April 27th cannot come soon enough.
  14. If there is one English Premier League side that has underachieved in Europe, it has to be Arsenal. The North London club claims 'London Is Red' but has so far, failed to make the same statement in Europe. Currently competing in UEFA's second-tier competition- Europa League, Arsenal had a fairly easy group stage run, winning five and drawing one out of their six matches. The Gunners were confident of their chances for qualification in Round-Of-16 when they were drawn against the Belarusian side, BATE Borisov. But last night turned out to be a different story, as BATE beat Arsenal 1-0 after Stanislaw Drahun scored with a header right at the stroke of halftime. Though Arsenal came close to scoring on various occasions, they failed to make their chances pay. This shocking defeat came against a team that hasn't even kicked a ball since December 6. All this and Alexander Lacazette's red card in the closing stages of the game sent Arsenal fans into a frenzy, leading to some hilarious Twitter reactions Arsenal Fan Tv & Chill #Arsenal fan tv tonight be likeððððð¥ð¥ð¥ #BateArsenal #emeryout pic.twitter.com/bnq6HbeTmO — UnitedTrinity68 (@UnitedTrinity68) February 14, 2019 Wiki-Edits Are So Underrated Arsenal losing to a factory club. BATE = Beating Arsenal Thursday Evening ðððð#Arsenal pic.twitter.com/vmfUhdjzm0 — 27 (@hssanhssein) February 14, 2019 Win-Win Deal For Ramsey When Juventus asks Ramsey why he wants to leave Arsenal so bad. ð#Arsenal pic.twitter.com/0jWSSF4pHD — RelegationZone- All things Football (@relegationz0ne) February 14, 2019 Okay, This Is Getting Out Of Hands. IYKWIM What a lovely week it's been .. all big English team lost at least ð. Boi @RealIzrael check this ðð¤¦ð½‍âï¸ #UEL #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/OxfNpvjYel — Official NSL ð¿ð²ð¯ (@NsofwaLombe) February 15, 2019 Damn! Son “We lost to a team that sounds like a WiFi password” ððð#arsenal — greebo (@greebo1271) February 15, 2019 Truth Has Been Spoken Roses are red violets are blue I support a team of clowns and so do you #arsenal — ð»ð°ð²ð°ðð´ððð´â¥ (@yasminkasapx) February 14, 2019 Though Arsenal will be without Lacazette for the second leg at Emirates, they are still the favourites to qualify for the next round.
  15. We're all waiting for the release of 'Avengers: Endgame' and are also preparing for probably, permanently, losing a bunch of our favourite characters. But did you know there's another thing we need to prepare for? Our bladder-control, apparently. The runtime of the movie is 3 hours, which is not at all surprising considering that it's a culmination of 22 incredible movies and the final instalment of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So basically, the movie has to tackle a lot of things, take care of a lot of different characters and storylines, especially when we think about how they also have to somehow manage to bring back a lot of people (and then kill a lot of them again). But, don't worry, the movie is going to be so awesome that we will end up fighting a battle with our bladder, at least that's what the people who have already watched the movie experienced. Yes, some lucky bastards have already seen the movie while we have to wait till the end of April, but let's ignore that for now. While speaking to Collider about the test screenings, the Russo Brothers said, “I think the studio is down with what the best story is. Right now, we think the movie is playing well and we've had great responses from our test audiences and we're feeling very good about where it is. We're still doing work to it. We're not done with it. Again, this is a culmination film of 22 movies, it's a lot of storytelling to work into it. Emotion is an intrinsic part of that to us. When you have to tell a really complicated story and you want strong emotional moments with the characters, it just requires a certain amount of real estate. This one, in particular, feels like three hours worth of real estate.” Well, that sounds exciting, doesn't it? While talking about the audience's reactions and the possibility of an interval, they said, “We have screened the movie four times for audiences now. For the first three screenings, not a single person got up to go to the bathroom.” So, I just have to say one thing - Excitement? Check. Bladder? Double check. Come at me, Marvel!
  16. "I will take just one bite. After all, how bad can allergies be?" The answer is VERY BAD and sometimes life-threatening and bad enough to land you in the ICU of a hospital. 'Bole Chudiyan' singer Sonu Nigam learnt this the hard way, after he was rushed to the hospital. Sonu Nigam developed skin allergy and got a swollen eye after he ate seafood. The singer was reportedly admitted in the ICU of the Nanavati Hospital, for two days and was discharged later. Nigam shared the news with his friends and fans on social media and updated them that he is doing fine now. © Instagram He even thanked his fans for their love and concern. He wrote, "Thanks for your concern and love. Now that you know that I am returning back from Jeypore Orissa after managing a concert last night, I now don't mind sharing how I was the day before yesterday." He further said, "Lesson for all of us, Never ever ever ever take a chance with allergies. Sea food in my case. If Nanavati Hospital wasn't near by, my trachea would have swollen up further and lead to asphyxiation. Happy and Healthy life to everyone." View this post on Instagram Thanks for your concern and love. Now that you know that I am returning back from Jeypore Orissa after managing a concert last night, I now don't mind sharing how I was the day before yesterday. ð Lesson for all of us, Never ever ever ever take a chance with allergies. Sea food in my case. If Nanavati Hospital wasn't near by, my trachea would have swollen up further and lead to asphyxiation. Happy and Healthy life to everyone. #health #lifeisbeautiful #goodfortune A post shared by Sonu Nigam (@sonunigamofficial) on Feb 5, 2019 at 11:38pm PST Sonu Nigam mentioned that the allergy was so bad that had the hospital not been nearby, his trachea would have swollen up further and led to asphyxiation. This indeed is a lesson for all of us who take allergies lightly.
  17. A serious bug in Apple's FaceTime application lets users listen in on the people they're calling, even when they don't pick up the phone. It was previously reported on Twitter by user Benji Mobb and it's a severe violation of privacy. All you need to do is call someone via FaceTime and listen to their phone's microphone, without consent. Apple says it is aware of the issue and a fix will be released via a software update in the coming week. Multiple publications can confirm that the issue actually works. © AppleInsider The glitch is very easily triggered when you call someone using FaceTime. Before they pick up the call, add your own number to the call and once you're added, the application immediately assumes it to be a conference call and begins relaying the audio from the other phone. Irrespective of whether the end party has picked up the call or not, the audio gets transferred. For the end user, if you're receiving a call from FaceTime, there is a chance the caller can hear you via the microphone. If the recipient of the call presses the power button on the side of the iPhone to silence or ignore an incoming call, their phone will begin broadcasting video to the initial caller. Now you can answer for yourself on FaceTime even if they don't answerð¤#Apple explain this.. pic.twitter.com/gr8llRKZxJ — Benji Mobb™ (@BmManski) January 28, 2019 The only way to stop this from happening right now is to disable FaceTime on all your Apple devices. On the iPhone, go the Settings app and select FaceTime. Tap the toggle and switch it to grey. FaceTime will no longer be active on the device. On the Mac, open the FaceTime app, select "FaceTime" in the menu bar and click on "Turn off FaceTime". © Twitter / Chris Velazco With rising privacy concerns worldwide, these severe glitches in a core application like FaceTime are extremely worrisome. For a long time, Apple has been talking about privacy on its devices and how they are different from others. They even put up a huge billboard outside CES 2019, taking a dig at Google, Amazon, and other data utilizing companies. The banner read "What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone", and today's discovery completely nullifies their claim. There isn't much we can do right now, but wait for Apple to release a fix. Until then, be careful when you receive a call via FaceTime. Source: Twitter
  18. Baba Sehgal is one of the most talented people out there but he doesn't get the recognition he deserves. I'm offended for him. Who else can come up with so many great rhymes all the time? Whose Twitter account is just in rhymes? Everyone is raving about 'Gully Boy' and Ranveer Singh right now but we're going to celebrate the OG Baba Sehgal because let's be real, even Gully Boy ain't got nothing on him. Fun fact, 'Apna Time Aayega' is about Ranveer waiting to reach Baba Sehgal's level. Okay all jokes aside, we know Baba Sehgal's pretty outrageous and it's not just limited to his songs; his Twitter account is genuinely hilarious with so many unexpected rhymes and it's just so much fun to read. So, I thought I would get everyone to enjoy and appreciate this man's tweets with me. Here are the best ones: Here's a message for the weekend. Andey ka omellete banao ya ladki ke saath date manao, worry ko karo bury aur weekend ko great banaoð — Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) January 25, 2019 PSA. You can CHILL but drugs KILLð — Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) January 24, 2019 Don't be a duffer. Zindagi ka safar hai yeh kaisa safar, Koi hai sayana toh koi duffer ðð — Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) January 19, 2019 Friday night plans. Dil mein mohabbat keep karo, Peg patiala maar key sleep karo.. — Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) January 11, 2019 He also has a special message for Rihanna. good night @rihanna, Dagubatti is rana, defeat is harana, when you come to India next, ghar zaroor aanað — Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) January 5, 2019 And, Beyoncé. Aur sunao @Beyonce, naye gaane aa rahe hain kaun kaun se, you know 86 calories milti hain 100 gram corn seð — Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) January 6, 2019 Even Madonna. Hello @Madonna, sleep is sona & gold is sona, khaaney ke baad haath achhe sey dhonaðâ¤ï¸ — Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) January 12, 2019 The saddest thing. Kya hua tera vaada, I asked for masala dosa & you got me saada ð — Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) January 7, 2019 Another PSA. Scooter kharido ya SUV 6 seater, Baby paani piya karo roz 6 litreð — Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) January 1, 2019 Never. Khao jalebi khao dosa, Don't break anybody's bharosað — Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) December 22, 2018 A toad? Singapore mein orchard road hai, Tere garage mein SUV ford hai, Mere dil ke garden mein, tere pyaar ka toad haið — Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) December 17, 2018 This seems like something our parents would send on the family group on Whatsapp. Bolo is tell, becho is sell, Kuan is well, ghanti is bell, Darling your karmas will get u heaven or hellð — Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) December 8, 2018
  19. Smartphone makers have been trying really hard to distinguish themselves from the rest and often leave aside practicality. Last year, we witnessed OPPO and Vivo's short stints with sliding camera modules, forceful addition of the notch, and even devices with a display on the back. A prime question that they often forget is, do we really need this? Meizu has decided to take this a notch further with the Meizu Zero. It is the world's first phone with no holes. That's right, the company has stripped everything down and created a near-perfect enclosed phone. To start with, it has no charging port and you'll have to completely rely on wireless charging. Secondly, there's no SIM tray and you'll have to use the built-in eSIM technology to get cellular services. © Meizu Lastly, it doesn't have a headphone jack. We've got used to this removal and while there are many good alternatives available to solve this issue, not having a charging port sounds monstrous. Yes, wireless is definitely the future, but forcefully pushing it forward now isn't rational. In Meizu's defence though, they've managed to equip the phone with 18W wireless charging, which is really fast. This would surpass Apple's 7.5W and Samsung's 9W wireless charging speeds by a huge margin. © Meizu The traditional speakers have also been removed and replaced by Meizu's "mSound 2.0 In-screen Sound Technology" that allows the display to behave as a speaker. The phone also skips the notch or a punch-hole camera. On the front is a 6-inch OLED display with an in-display fingerprint scanner and the glass curves towards the edges. It runs on a Snapdragon 845 processor along with LPDDR4X RAM. For the cameras, there's a pair of Sony's IMX380 + IMX350 dual camera setup while the front has a 20-megapixel selfie camera. © Meizu Considering it's a hole-less phone, it gets IP68 water and dust resistance and there are no physical buttons. Meizu is using a haptic feedback system to offer virtual buttons on the side to turn the phone on and off and to adjust the volume. While I've been critical about the use of such a phone, these devices aren't meant to be hot sellers. In fact, the Meizu Zero comes close to a concept phone that depicts how gadgets will evolve over the coming years. The concept is way ahead of its time and just because you can do it, doesn't mean you should do it.
  20. 'Go vegan, become a *** god'. That's what PETA seems to be saying in their latest video. And boy, have they managed to annoy everyone or what. For those living under a rock, PETA's an animal rights group known for their rather controversial campaigns - they're certainly no stranger to controversy, and, frankly, that's part of their DNA, their raison d'etre, so to speak. © PETA Did we mention they're controversial AF: PETA once sued a photographer (the infamous monkey selfie case), they've compared dog breeding to the Holocaust (yeah, we're no fans of the dog breeding industry but that is just ridiculous), published ads that make fun of issues such as weight and eating disorders, compared women to meat, and perhaps most disturbingly, they've been accused of euthanising most animals taken in by their shelters. And last month, they scored one more win in Internet outrage bingo by being as annoyingly PETA as possible - asking people to stop using idioms such as 'kill two birds with one stone' and 'take the bull by the horns'. And now comes the latest doozy - a new ad that's even managed to attract flak from ardent advocates of vegetarianism and veganism. © PETA The ad, with the tagline “Traditional masculinity is DEAD. The secret to male sexual stamina is veggies” shows a bunch of men (with some rather disturbing facial expressions) dancing while waving around genitalia made from vegetables. Family friendly? Heck no. But more than that, what is annoying folks is PETA's cavalier attitude to the current discussion on how to nudge ideals of masculinity towards the healthier side. And let's face it, leering men waving around carrots stuck to their groin isn't exactly the most convincing argument to turn vegetarian. It's been done for shock value, and are people shocked or what. © PETA Yup, the Internet has gone into a fury over the ad - Leading newspapers have covered the video, columnists have penned scathing notes, and Twitter users have gone absolutely ballistic. Even any advocates of veganism have lashed out at PETA for trivialising the vegan and vegetarian movements - let's face it, making vegetables look gross might make for great shock value, but it's hardly likely to encourage people to switch over from a meat-based diet! © PETA But hang on a second, if their video's really managed to get so many eyeballs, they've somehow won, haven't they? Sadly, we'd agree. Excuse us while we drown our sorrows in a bowl of (certainly not carrot) soup. Anyhow, Twitter is up in arms and is calling out PETA for ruining vegetables for the world: This is so fucking horrible. I'm literally a vegan, and will never be able to eat vegetables again ð¬ð¬ð¬ — Dame Holly Lloyd (@artyfuckwit) January 16, 2019 So getting a bunch of gross dudes to ungulate with phallic vegetables hanging from their pelvis was PETA's attempt at attracting people to their cause? It's a wonder they're not more popular... https://t.co/UbH4K5bauX — Gary From NY (@GaryTheNYer) January 21, 2019 PETA just ruined vegetables for an entire generation of people. — Andrew Donaldson (@four4thefire) January 16, 2019 This is why people should wash their vegetables before serving them — Ris (@RisBLP) January 20, 2019 PETA has turned people off vegetables. You had one job, @peta. One. Job. — Anamika- Don't @ me (@NameFieldmt) January 18, 2019 What in the world is wrong with these people? Who in the marketing department gave the go ahead on this? This is HORRIBLE, DISGUSTING, and just DISTASTEFUL!!! — Andrea (@Andrea19332319) January 21, 2019
  21. Video game revenue has been on the rise for the past few years and it reached a new peak of $43.8 billion. That's 18% up from previous year and has surpassed the projected total global box office number for movies. The numbers were released by the reliable NDP group and Entertainment Software Association. In fact, we predicted this over two years ago as games like GTA V, Fortnite, Fifa 19, PUBG and others are literally taking over the world. The increase in Video Games revenue could be attributed to a variety of factors. Free-to-play games such as Fortnite, PUBG Mobile and even AAA games have implemented micro-transactions in their games that may have resulted in an 18% revenue increase. In fact, Fortnite made almost $3 billion in profit last year. The same could be said about PUBG as the game also managed to rake in a $1 billion in revenue in 2018. Last year, it was projected that global box office revenue from around the world would hit $41.7 billion, according to comScore data. In fact, Video game revenues also surpass streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime where it is estimated to rake in $28.8 billion. Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix said in a shareholder letter “We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO,” the company's shareholder letter stated. “When YouTube went down globally for a few minutes in October, our viewing and signups spiked for that time…There are thousands of competitors in this highly fragmented market vying to entertain consumers and low barriers to entry for those with great experiences.” According to te NPD group analyst Mat Piscatella, revenue in video games comes from a variety of sources i.e. hardware sales, micro-transactions, digital and physical game sales and mobile gaming. With keeping trends in mind, the video game revenue will steadily increase in 2019 and 2020 thanks to new consoles launching soon and blockbuster games like Anthem, The Division 2, and Death Stranding are on the horizon. Source: TechCrunch, NPD Group,
  22. If you're completely relying on a particular ecosystem of products, you'd expect them to have easy connectivity options, at least among each other. While Apple has among the best in-sync mechanisms on the software end using iCloud and AirDrop, the company has some serious issues with hardware. Anand Mahindra, CEO of Mahindra Group, bought himself an iPad Pro and realised a normal iPhone lightning connector no longer works with it. To charge the new tablet, a USB-C connection has been provided and you need to carry a separate connector for the device. This fact annoyed the Indian billionaire and he expressed his disappointment on Twitter. © BCCL In a tweet, Mahindra said that he will have to buy a new charger as well as earphone which will add to the list of accessories he needs to carry while travelling. The business tycoon added that this is why most people are sticking to the existing model of their device. When Apple released the lightning connector in 2012, it was supposed to be the de facto option for devices like mobiles and tablets. Don't get us wrong, USB-C is equally advanced and in many cases even better thanks to compatibility with non-Apple devices. But, Apple has been pushing the new port very selectively, coercing users to carry two cables at a given point, one for the iPhone and one for the iPad. Got a new iPad & found that the lightning connector's been https://t.co/UmJpsLysGo need a new charger which doesn't work with my iPhone&new earphones too.More junk when I travel. Great strategy to boost accessory sales, but not surprised more folks are sticking to existing models — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 18, 2019 If Apple is serious about pushing USB-C in all its devices, it should also upgrade the port on iPhone's. Over the years, Apple has been as frustrating as it is innovative, especially when it comes to changing chargers on its devices. Apple also removed the MagSafe port from the Mac line-up and added a USB-C instead. This led to even more problems for the end user since the laptop completely eliminated USB-A, forcing users to depend on multiple dongles for SD cards, HDMI, and more. © iMore Buying a new cable for an Apple device is also significantly expensive, leaving users with no option but to spend or perish. He also expressed unhappiness over the matter that the accessories like earphone for iPhone is also not compatible with iPad Pro. When Apple removed the headphone jack from iPhones, it provided small lightning to 3.5mm dongle in the box. With the latest iPhones, even the dongle isn't available out of the box. © The Verge The point is, Apple is a premium brand should stop ignoring basic user requirements. While these actions are getting them some more cash in the short term, pissing off buyers is never a good idea in the longer run.
  23. One wink is all it took for Priya Prakash Varrier to become an overnight sensation and take the internet by storm. All the 'sakht' Indian guys gave their hearts to 'wink' queen Priya after watching that video of the song called Manikya Malaraya Poorvi from 'Oru Adhaar Love'. Later, she did (for the lack of a better word) a 'finger-gun wink and kiss' that not only broke the internet but also gave birth to a viral challenge where people tried super hard to copy her steps. To refresh your memories, this is the video we're talking about. Looks like Vicky Kaushal is the latest addition in the list of her fans who gave a shot (quite literally) to her signature step. Vicky Kaushal, who is basking in the success of his recent release 'Uri' met Priya at the screening of the film. So, when Vicky met Priya and her wink, he did what most people would- recreate her epic video. We are sure his female fans were left gasping for air by the end of the video. View this post on Instagram ððð¤ @priya.p.varrier @vickykaushal09 #vickykaushal #priyavarrier #uri A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09_) on Jan 12, 2019 at 1:26am PST Earlier, there were rumours that Priya will be working with Ranveer in 'Simmba', which eventually turned out to be false. However, she met 'Gully Boy' Ranveer Singh recently and clicked pictures with him as well. View this post on Instagram It's not a dream!Met my favourite @ranveersingh ð¸He's dapper and the energy he has is unmatchable! @itsrohitshetty sir I'm a great fan of your work and would love to be a part of it somedayð¸ Been very fond of you and the dedication you have for cinema since SOTY @varundvn ð¸I don't think there's anything that is to be said about our very own sheila,chikni chameli and everything she's yet to be @katrinakaif ð¸Special thanks to @vickykaushal09 ð¸URI is a must watch! A post shared by priya prakash varrier (@priya.p.varrier) on Jan 14, 2019 at 2:07am PST According to the latest buzz, there are rumours that Karan Johar approached Priya for a movie and her latest pictures with the cast of 'Takht' only adds fuel to the fire. She also clicked pictures with Rohit Shetty, Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif. 'Takht' is Johar's upcoming magnum-opus which stars Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar and Vicky Kaushal.
  24. Apple has introduced some cool and hidden features on iOS which you can find deep within the settings menu in iPhones. You can check out all the hidden iOS 12 tricks we found during our tests here. Having said that, there's a new tip going viral that allows users to use their iPhone as a microphone if you own a pair of AirPods. It works even if you are far away thanks to the Bluetooth technology on board. If u have AirPods ð§, u can press “Live Listen” to “On” and leave your phone in the room with someone and u can hear what they saying, thank me later𤫠pic.twitter.com/fC6KYmqpB4 — arnold (@arnoldcrndo) January 9, 2019 The feature was spotted on Twitter and is called “Live Listen” which basically turns your iPhone into a listening device. The person who tweeted about the feature said that it could be used as a way to cheat on a test. © MensXP After checking out the feature for ourselves, “Live Listen” is targeted towards people with hearing loss. It was introduced in a software update in September for Apple's AirPods and basically lets people with hearing listen in via the Bluetooth enabled earbuds. Basically, after turning on the feature you can point your phone towards the person you want to hear speak. You basically get to hear what the person is saying through the hearing aid feature on the AirPod. Apple describes it as "Made for iPhone hearing aids, sound processors, and now AirPods can help you have better conversations in loud places. Just turn on the Live Listen feature and move your iPhone toward the people you're talking with.¹ Live Listen uses the microphone to pick up what they're saying more clearly.” Here's how you can turn on the “Live Listen” feature: © Twitter Go to Settings Control Center Customize Controls. Turn on Hearing. 2. Put AirPods in the ear and open Control Center 3. Tap the ear icon, it should say “Live Listen” 4. To get clear audio, place the iPhone's chin facing the person to hear what they have to say. It is unclear if Apple is already aware of the situation, and if it will do something about it. Perhaps can bring in a new update where it would play a sound to alert people around the phone that the Live Listen feature is activated. For now, please be responsible and respect other people's privacy.
  25. Football is a game, where good won't do it for you, you have to be great in every aspect of the game to come out on top. And, when it comes to the ongoing AFC Asian Cup, the margin for error, needless to say, is pretty thin. Following their first ever win in the Asian Cup history that came on the back of an emphatic 4-1 triumph over Thailand, the Indian football team found their next big challenge against hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) – a side that is currently ranked 18 places higher than the 'Blue Tigers' in the FIFA charts. Raising the expectations of the fans back home, the upbeat Sunil Chhetri brigade was once again expected to put a strong performance if they intended to edge past the more proven and experienced UAE side in their own backyard. But, sadly for the Indian fans, Stephen Constantine's men succumbed to a 0-2 defeat in their second group game, but not without a fight. The first chance of the match arrived early in the 13th minute where Ashique Kuruniyan found himself in a one-on-one position with the opposition goalkeeper, only to be denied by him in the end. Chhetri almost got a breakthrough with a crucial header, but, once again, the UAE shot-stopper stood tall to deny the 'Blue Tigers'. In the first half, UAE, despite having the majority of the possession, couldn't dictate play because of India's strong midfield performance. Thus, there was no surprise to see India boasting more shots on target (3) against their opponents who could only manage one. But, the fact that the hosts converted their lone shot on target into a goal saw them taking the lead in the first half. © AP The opening goal came in the 41st minute by Khaflan Mubarak, where UAE took advantage of India's fragile defence. Pouncing on a long pass, Mubarak left the Indian defenders in disarray before unveiling a powerful shot that went straight into the top-right corner. UAE's joy would have been short-lived had Chhetri not missed a golden chance by inches in the 43rd minute. Despite getting splitting UAE's backline, Chhetri just couldn't get the direction he would have ideally wanted to put it past the goalkeeper – one of the rare chances that India would come to rue later. Despite trailing 0-1 in the first half, India's strong performance had their fans believe that was still a chance for their side to make a comeback in the second half. And their intent was further personified by Constantine's second-half change Jeje Lalpekhlua who immediately made India's intentions clear by coming really close to scoring an equaliser in the 53rd minute. © AP The likes of Udanta Singh and Sandesh Jhingan, too, came close to level the proceedings for India. But, rather than finding the back of the net, the duo, following in the footsteps of their teammates earlier, could only manage to improve India's shots tally. And, in the end, it was Ali Makhout's cool finish in the 88th minute that sealed the game and crucial three points for 'The Abyads'. Reflecting on the pulsating clash, the Indian captain said: “It was a tight game. UAE are a good side, and they converted their chances. When you get your chances, you got to convert them. If we could have taken ours, it could have been different. We are still in the running. As a team, we are united and we are ready to fight. And that's what we are going to do against Bahrain. While India would surely rue the missed opportunities in the match, their performance was still worthy of praise and adulation. For the better part of the match, they had the hosts by the scruff of their neck but just couldn't improve the 2-0 scoreline for their showing. Following their triumph over India, the UAE team currently leads Group A with four points to their name. On the other hand, India find themselves in the second spot with just a point separating them from the group leaders. With one game left in the group stage, while UAE, seeking only a draw to progress ahead, will be seen locking horns with Thailand on 14th January, Chhetri-led India, on the same day, will face Bahrain in a bid to secure all three points to stay in contention of making the cut for the knockout stage.
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