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  1. With so much information on nutrition and weight loss on the electronic media, it is quite easy for many people who are trying to lose weight to get influenced by such groundless weight loss tips. If you find all the information on the Internet more confusing than helpful, then we have your back. Here is a list of some key things that people get wrong about losing weight. 1. Consuming Apple Cider Vinegar on an empty stomach © Unsplash A very active practice that is quite popular nowadays is that consuming Apple cider vinegar with some water on an empty stomach will help burn fat and boost metabolism. While ACV does have some health benefits like lowering body blood sugar levels to boosting skin health, it has no relation with fat loss or boosting metabolism. Consuming ACV doesn't lead to weight loss. Don’t get us wrong, we aren’t against ACV. In fact, as mentioned it does have some health benefits. However, consuming it mindlessly like a fat burner or a necessity for losing weight isn’t advisable. Excessive consumption of apple cider vinegar can be a problem since it is nothing but vinegar(acetic acid) which can disrupt pH levels of your body and deteriorate your oral health. Therefore, there is no need to spend your hard-earned money and start your day with a drink that smells weird and has no relation to weight loss. Trust us, you can lose weight even without consuming ACV. 2. Honey-lemon water on an empty stomach leads to weight loss © Unsplash This myth is predominant among new gym-goers who believe that drinking honey-lemon water first thing in the morning will burn their body fat magically. The only purpose of honey-lemon water is to make your body alkaline on the pH scale, which is generally good for your body to function, as it helps in better digestion of food and absorption of nutrients. But drinking honey-lemon water on an empty stomach to burn your body fat is completely baseless. The only way your body starts to lose fat is when you stay in the state of calorie deficit, which is when you burn more calories than you consume. Hence, if your diet is not right, or you are not moving your body actively, or have an improper sleep cycle, and are not leading a healthy lifestyle, drinking honey-lemon water will just waste your lemons and honey. 3. You have to engage in extreme cardio to lose weight © Unsplash You don't have to torture yourself with excessive cardio in the gym to lose weight. Engaging in high levels of cardiovascular exercise like running on treadmills for hours everyday will increase the chances of deterioration of muscle mass and joints, bone health which is never a good idea for healthy weight loss. Muscle mass is much more metabolically active than fat, which again governs the overall metabolism of your body, which you definitely don't want to lose. Also excessive cardio leads to an increase in the stress hormone called "cortisol” that again acts as a barrier in your weight loss journey. This doesn't mean that cardio-vascular exercises are bad. Excess of these exercises is never a good idea. The best practice is to perform a combination of resistance training as a major, with any cardio exercise that you like as a minor. Also, don't worry about the notion that weight training will make you bulkier, it will just help your body to be more toned and structured. 4. Starving to lose weight © Unsplash The first thing which many people who are trying to lose weight do is starve themselves for long hours, eating way too little than they used to eat. While they do experience some weight loss on the scale, what they don't realize is the damage done to their body’s internal health which leads to hair fall, poor skin quality, fatigue, hormonal imbalance, metabolic rate crash, mood swings, and ultimately diet failure which again plays with your peace of mind. These diets are highly unsustainable which obviously no human can follow for their life, and thus eventually when you go back to what you used to eat, you again welcome that fat in your body and weight on the scale. The human body is meant to be nourished with nutrient-rich food and care. Hence, the best way to lose weight is to eat whole foods in your calorie requirement, do the kind of exercise which you like, sleep tight like a child, and lead a healthy lifestyle. So drop the idea of starving or eating way too little to lose weight. View the full article
  2. The federal minister claims that the opposition candidate Yousuf Raza Gilani will get about 155 votes
  3. The world has changed ever since the COVID-19 lockdown and so has the demand for laptops that enables people to work from home or attend online classes. Whether you are a student or a professional, Microsoft seems to have come out with the perfect laptop that facilitates all of your needs with its lightweight Surface Laptop Go. Microsoft is usually known for making premium consumer products such as the other Surface laptops, but this time around the company has made something for everyone. I’ve been using the Surface Laptop Go for about three weeks for everything including attending calls, writing this review and editing images. Here’s how my experience with the Surface Laptop Go has been: Design and Display © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The Surface Laptop Go looks like a premium laptop that uses the same design ethos as some of the products from the lineup. However, instead of using premium build materials like Aluminium, the laptop has a plastic chassis that doesn’t feel cheap to the touch. In fact, it is the highest grade of plastic used on the laptop which puts most budget laptops to shame. The Surface Laptop Go comes with a very bright and sharp 12.4-inch display which has a resolution of 1536 x 1024 pixel. The screen does have a smaller 3:2 aspect ratio which is ideal for people who have to read a lot of documents and web pages as part of their daily routine. The screen also supports touch input which adds an additional layer in terms of interaction with certain applications. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla While the display is quite vivid and bright, the screen does have some thick bezels which may not be ideal for watching movies and TV shows, if you are fussy about that. I personally didn’t like the thicker bezels to be honest as it didn’t really bother me while watching videos on the laptop. Coming back to the design, since the Surface Laptop Go is more of a budget offering by Microsoft, there is no keyboard backlighting which was slightly problematic. I understand it was done to keep the cost in check, however during the work from home situation, many people tend to work in the evenings and sometimes late at night. If your work involves a lot of typing like mine, it can get a bit difficult to work since you can’t see which key you are typing on. If you are an experienced typer like me, it will take some time to get used to the key travel and then maybe you can type without looking at the keyboard. However, for people who need that backlighting, this is one caveat you simply cannot ignore. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla Having said that, the typing experience is extremely comfortable where the keys feel snappy and highly superior to some of the recent MacBook devices. The trackpad also has great responsiveness, however I would have liked the surface to be a bit smoother. You can get around that by increasing the trackpad sensitivity but since it is made out of plastic, you can’t really expect it to have the same feel as the aluminium Surface laptops. The laptop also weighs just 1.11 kg which is extremely light for all types of users. You can easily carry the laptop in one hand while you are moving. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla In terms of ports, Microsoft has opted to offer everything you need, albeit its quite limited. Due to the small size of the laptop, there’s one USB-C port, a USB-A port, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a Surface Connect port. If you are just using the laptop for work and online classes, these ports are more than enough to connect accessories, however I would have still liked to see an additional USB-C Port. The laptop also has a 720p webcam on top of the screen and a fingerprint sensor embedded into the power button. You can use the fingerprint sensor to seamlessly log in to the laptop which is much faster than typing in your password each time. Overall, I really liked the design of the Surface Laptop Go as it doesn’t look cheap and has everything you need for daily workflows. Sure, there could have been backlighting and more ports, but that’s just me nitpicking right now. Performance and Features The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go comes with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, 8GB/16GB of RAM, and 128/256GB of SSD storage. I have been using the 8GB model for a while and considering the price of the laptop, I wasn’t disappointed one bit. For daily needs such as typing documents, watching movies, streaming music and editing large images, the Surface Laptop Go was a dream to use. There was no form of stutter that I came across and it handled everything I threw at it with ease. However, with multiple browser tabs, photoshop and a few documents open, I did notice the laptop getting a bit warm from the underside which was kind of expected. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla If you are wondering about gaming and video editing, the Surface Laptop Go cannot handle any of these demanding tasks as it was never specifically meant for that. You can also upgrade your RAM and storage in case you ever need to, which is a nice option to have. Due to the size and weight of the laptop, there isn’t a big battery on this laptop to make it last longer than the industry standard. While during my normal work days, which involved music running in the background, editing images and typing out stories, the laptop lasted for about 6-7 hours on a single charge. When attending video calls, the battery life drops a little and lasts about 5-6 hours on a single charge. Overall, the battery life on the Surface Laptop Go is decent enough for professionals and students alike. If you are looking for something more powerful, then I recommend having a look at Apple’s M1 Macbook. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla Finally, for people wondering about benchmark scores, the Surface Laptop scored 1,185 (Single-Core) and Multi-Core (3,390) on Geekbench 5, and 3,410 on PC Mark. For SSD speeds, the 256GB SSD on our review unit had a read speed of 2,007 MB/s and a write speed of 791 MB/s on CrystalDiskMark. All of the benchmarks indicate that this laptop outshines the previous Surface Go and Go 2 laptops by a mile. The Final Say The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is the perfect companion device for professionals or students that need to get all the basic tasks done. Whether you need to do basic image editing, attend video conferences or watch content, the Surface Laptop Go covers it all. The build quality, display and typing experience on the laptop is superior to most laptops in the same price category. If you are looking to purchase a reliable laptop for your daily tasks, the Surface Laptop Go fits the bill perfectly. View the full article
  4. The rights of Liam Neeson's The Ice Road have been acquired by Netflix for huge money
  5. Dr James Shera and Nafees Zakaria receive honorary doctorate degrees in Arts and Letters from Forman Christian College
  6. Green tea is known for its many health benefits related to weight loss, heart health and so much more. But did you know it’s also a great ingredient for your skin? It’s highly rich in antioxidants like Vitamin E and C, which have great benefits for your skin. But is there a way for you to enjoy these benefits without having to drink green tea? Yes, there is! If you’re someone who hates the taste of green tea, this article is for you. You can still enjoy its many skincare benefits by including it in your daily routine. Here’s how: __ECOMLOOKS__2627__ __ECOMLOOKS__2628__ __ECOMLOOKS__2629__ __ECOMLOOKS__2630__ __ECOMLOOKS__2631__ The Bottomline Sun exposure is one of the major causes of dull and damaged skin. Long term effects can actually lead to premature ageing. So make sure to take out time for your skin and prioritize self-care. Your skin will thank you for it! Explore More View the full article
  7. You might not even know it but you’re probably addicted to your smartphone especially since people have been stuck home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies show that we use our smartphones on an average of 80-150 times a day and there are repercussions if you don’t keep it in check. While there is a lot of good that comes out of using smartphones such as better communication, better work-life balance and entertainment, there comes a point that you simply cannot go without looking at your phone. In order to curb smartphone usage and get your life back in order, here are some ways you can reduce your addiction to smartphones: 1. Check Your Usage © Apple Both iPhone and Android smartphone now offer some form of smartphone usage tracking which tells you exactly how long you’ve been using your smartphone for. It also shows which apps you’ve been using the most and even lets you schedule down-time. During this time only apps that you whitelist will be available to use while others are greyed out for that duration. It is a great way to prevent yourself from using addictive apps like Instagram, Facebook and games. You can usually find this setting in the “screen time” settings of your smartphone. 2. Protect Your Time © Apple Being always available to your friends and co-workers does come with its own caveats as you never really get time for yourself or get other work done. You need to respect and protect your own time so reduce your smartphone usage over a period of time. I tend to keep ‘Do Not Disturb’ switched on in my phone at certain hours and ensure everyone knows that I am not available. Only favourites from my contacts can get through me which includes family members and my boss. You can also completely switch off your smartphone every day at a specific time as well. Sometimes calls and text messages can make it hard for you to carry on with your work or spend time with your loved ones. If you face this problem daily, a little bit of digital detox will not hurt. 3. Do Other Things You Enjoy © Unsplash If you love to read, play board games, watch movies, or go out on a stroll with your dog, you need to start doing more of that rather than spending time on your phone. No matter which activity you choose, the presence of a smartphone will always ruin the experience. Next time when you are watching your favourite TV show or playing a game, put your phone on ‘Do Not Disturb’; set it aside and don’t bother looking at your notifications. This is a great way to reduce the time spent on your smartphone while doing something else as you won’t be checking your smartphone each time you get a notification. 4. Turn Your Phone Into Grayscale © Youtube/ITJungles Research has shown that humans attach emotions to colours and whenever a notification pops up, sometimes you can’t help but see what it's about. If you turn your phone into a black and white canvas, it will reduce the urge to check notifications and apps. Some phones even offer a scheduling feature where you can turn your phone into grayscale automatically. This is best used when you’re about to go to bed or are trying to fall asleep. 5. Turn Off Notifications From Unnecessary Apps © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Unless you need to communicate with friends, family or co-workers in real-time, you should turn off notifications from unnecessary applications. Every app wants to get your attention and it often does that by sending you notifications repeatedly. There are games that send notifications to get you to spend money while social media apps send you updates about people which you can always check out later. You may even delete social media apps from your phone altogether and only check updates from your laptop/desktop. The constant updates from your distant friends and family can be very distracting and eventually get you scrolling for even more content. View the full article
  8. A beard routine may sound like a huge commitment at first, especially if you’re as lazy as I am, but it’s completely worth it. After trying so many random beard products and reading multiple blogs about growing the perfect beard, I decided to finally stick to a routine. Using the right beard products every once in a while is great, but it won’t do any good in the long run. You need to build a routine that’s suitable for your beard type and actually follow it religiously. My beard type is dry which means beard dandruff and frizziness are a constant for me. Well, that was until I became serious about my beard game! If you want a smooth, thick and tamed beard, this routine is perfect for you. Step 1: A Natural Beard Wash The most obvious, yet the most important step is washing your beard. I know on some days it may feel like too much work, but it will do wonders for your beard. If your beard is dry, like mine, use an all-natural and hydrating beard wash. I used this natural beard wash by Spruce Shave Club that is enriched with bergamot and lavender. With a blend of soothing essential oils, Vitamin E and aloe vera, this beard wash will clean your beard but without drying it out. How often you need to wash your beard will depend on how thick or thin your beard is. Thin facial hair gets greasier faster than thick hair. I had a thick and dry beard so I made sure to wash it every alternate day. __ECOMPRODUCT__1160__ Step 2: De-Tangle The next step may not be suitable for everyone. If your beard is short, you can skip this step. My beard, as dry as it is, tangles up very easily. Therefore this step is the second most important part of my daily routine. Even on the days when I don’t wash my beard, I make sure that I comb out the tangles first thing in the morning. This is also good for improving beard growth since it increases the blood flow around the follicles. __ECOMPRODUCT__1161__ Step 3: Moisturise With A Softening Cream The third step is to moisturise your beard. But what do you use here? There are so many beard oils, creams and butters available that things can get a bit confusing. Here’s how I made the right choice for my beard. I decided to skip on the beard oil because growth isn’t my problem area. Beard oils are nourishing and are more suitable for men who want to improve their beard growth. I, on the other hand, needed to tame my unruly beard. So a beard cream or butter was a much better option. I used this beard softener by PHY. It is enriched with natural butters like shea butter and kokum butter which provide long lasting softness and hydration to my beard. It also tames the frizziness to a huge extent. __ECOMPRODUCT__319__ Step 4: Style With A Beard Balm Now, it's finally time to style your beard. I reserve this step for certain occasions only. Mostly, after using a beard cream, my beard doesn’t need more styling. Also, using beard wax or beard balm on a daily basis can harm your beard. If you do that, make sure to wash off the product before sleeping. Whenever I style my beard, I prefer to use a beard balm over beard wax. It gives me a shiny finish and is more hydrating than a beard wax. Again, to tackle the dryness, I use this beard balm which has a good mix of nourishing oils like almond, jojoba and olive. __ECOMPRODUCT__1162__ The Bottomline If you are tired of beard dandruff and roughness, this simple routine is perfect for you. Not only will it soften up your beard it will also make it less itchy and more comfortable. Go on and try it out! Explore More View the full article
  9. Be it Ranveer Singh in Ramleela or Tiger Shroff in War, having no body hair seems to be the new-age trend. Even though it’s a grooming trend, let’s not forget that it’s also a personal choice. Whether you want to remove body hair or not, it’s completely up to you. However, in case you do want to hop on the bandwagon, you must know the right tips to manscape like a pro. Shaving or trimming body hair at home is one of the most common ways of manscaping. But that doesn’t mean it’s the easiest. It comes with its own set of problems like ingrown hair, boils and itchiness. Worry not, we’ve got you covered! Follow these tips and you’ll never have to face these problems again! __ECOMLOOKS__2606__ __ECOMLOOKS__2608__ __ECOMLOOKS__2609__ __ECOMLOOKS__2610__ __ECOMLOOKS__2611__ Happy Manscaping! Body hair is present for the protection of your skin. If you decide to get rid of it, you’ll have to take out additional time to take care of your skin. Well, you need not worry as long as you follow these tips. They will help you get that smooth skin without any bumps, ingrown hair or acne. Explore More View the full article
  10. Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell spill the beans behind the secrets to their songwriting
  11. Staying fit and exercising regularly is a form of self care for many. However, with so many different forms and types of workouts, it can get intimidating, especially for a beginner. Whether you’re into fitness or not, you must have seen people exercising with a gym ball. This underrated gym equipment is also known as a stability ball or an exercise ball. Today, we will not only talk about the many lesser known benefits of using an exercise ball but also share 5 high intensity gym ball exercises with you. Pull up your socks because it’s time to get that dream body! Benefits Of An Exercise Ball When it comes to fitness, most of us tend to rely on weight training as the best form of resistance. However, using a gym ball is a great way too. More so, buying fancy gym equipment can be really heavy on the pockets, while buying an exercise ball is way cheaper. Coming to the health benefits, a gym ball is popularly used for active sitting. Which means your muscles are active, even when you’re sitting, especially if it’s for long hours at an end (anyone still working from home?). Other than that, it also helps in strengthening your spine and improving overall posture. Adding a gym ball to your core workouts is an excellent way to amp up the difficulty levels. Lastly, it also helps in improving flexibility. Now that you know all about the many benefits of using a gym ball in your workouts, here are some intense exercises to get your heart rate up! __ECOMLOOKS__2585__ __ECOMLOOKS__2586__ __ECOMLOOKS__2588__ __ECOMLOOKS__2590__ __ECOMLOOKS__2592__ The Bottomline Now go ahead and try out these gym exercises for yourself. Trust us, they aren’t as easy as they seem. If you want stronger abs and back, these exercises will not disappoint you! Explore More View the full article
  12. The Mi Portable Bluetooth speaker was launched in India for Rs 2,499 that offers everything you need from a portable speaker. The wireless speaker has a two-driver setup with an output of 16W, offers IPX7 water resistance and has all the right ports needed for your smartphone. It is probably the most affordable Bluetooth speaker that gives brands like Boat and Ultimate Ears a run for their money. I’ve been using the speaker for the past few days for various purposes and here’s what I think about it: Design and Features When looking at the Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker, the first thing you will notice is the design as it is quite reminiscent of the Ultimate Ears lineup. However, unlike its competition, I prefer the Portable Bluetooth speaker’s design as it can be used in both vertical and horizontal orientation. The base is wide enough for the speaker to stand vertically and on the side, the speaker also has rubber platforms to keep it balanced while placed horizontally. The speaker gives the user the freedom to use it the way they want when placing it on the flat surface. Not many portable Bluetooth speakers offer this kind of flexibility which is great to have when using it in different environments. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The speaker is also IPX7 water-resistance rated which means you can use it at the pool or at the beach without worrying about water damage. Having said that, I do advise closing the top-hatch to cover up the charging and aux-in port. The speaker can technically be submerged up to 1 meter in water for 30 minutes. Having said that, I do wish Mi India sells a separate floaty with the speakers so that you can use it in a pool as it floats. Since the competition does offer a floaty with its water-resistant portable speakers, it was a disappointment to see Mi India not going all the way with this product. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The portable speaker also has all the capacitive buttons you need for controlling music, volume and connections. The buttons are quite responsive to use and fairly easy to set up with any phone you want, thanks to the dedicated pairing button. Overall, the speaker’s design is well thought out and covers all the bases including providing a port for a 3.5mm auxiliary-in. This port can be used for plugging in all types of devices that support the connection. In my case, I used it with the Nintendo Switch as it serves as the perfect portable speaker for portable gaming. Lastly, the speaker also has an in-built microphone that can be used for phone calls. Sound Quality When it comes to portable Bluetooth speakers, sound quality is not the main feature customers look at. That’s because these speakers need to serve their purpose more than offering high fidelity sound. Having said that, the Mi Portable Bluetooth speaker offers a great sound experience considering how much it costs. In comparison to UE portable speakers, the sound is as good if not better. The experience can also be enhanced by using a stereo setup since the speaker can pair with another Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker via stereo pairing. I didn’t get to test the stereo pairing feature since I was provided with only one review unit, but I advise checking it out for yourself at a store near you. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla When it comes to the sound, the speaker is loud enough to fill up a medium-sized room with ease, thanks to the dual setup with an output of 16W. The speaker also offers a more balanced sound than UE’s Megaboom while being louder at the same time. In fact, this speaker by MI puts UE on notice as it offers a better sound experience for less. The speaker does come with a dual-EQ mode that improves the sound a bit but it isn’t as comprehensive as UE’s app-based EQ customisations. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla Genres like Electronic, Hip-Hop and Ambient sound quite satisfying although we do feel the speaker focuses a bit more on the lower frequencies in one of the EQ modes. Overall, the sound quality is good enough for outdoor parties or a day at the beach, a purpose the Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker serves suitably. The Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker can also last for up to 13 hours on a single charge which is quite impressive considering the size of the drivers. The speaker can be recharged via the USB-C port but unfortunately, it does not offer any fast-charging capabilities. The Final Say The Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker is perfect for anyone who needs a portable speaker that doesn’t cost too much but also delivers great sound. For Rs 2,499, the Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker is currently the best value for money portable Bluetooth speakers in the market and makes the competition look like it is overcharging for its products. View the full article
  13. Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry says technology will help ensure transparency in election process
  14. Fawad was part of the Karachi Kings roster in the inaugural edition of the PSL 2016 as a supplementary player but didn?t get the opportunity to play a single game
  15. The kind of liberties most filmmakers take with computers and tech geeks, is sometimes crazy and obscene. © Endgame Entertainment Whether you speak of Indian films or those made in Hollywood, most filmmakers often take unnecessary liberties while telling a story, and that’s fine. What becomes blood-curdling, is the extent to which they push the envelope, and often take things for granted. © Prime Video From insanely crazy hacking sequences to using buzzwords that have no meaning at all, here are 7 things that most filmmakers often get wrong about hacking: 1. Smashing The Keyboard Equals Better Hacking © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures How do you tell your audience that a character is a great hacker, should be employed by Google, and Apple and the likes? Show him typing away capriciously fast on a keyboard, almost smashing it to bits in the process. In real life, one’s typing speed has got nothing to do with hacking, it's all about breaking down data and finding vulnerabilities in systems. 2. More Applications Windows Open Mean Better Hacking © 20th Century Fox Hollywood films, in particular, make this mistake more often than others. If you’re a ‘hacker’ you have to show that they are working on multiple windows. Heck, it is even more impressive if they have more than one screen to work on. Now, software developers do use multiple screens to work efficiently, but they don’t work on a gazillion applications simultaneously. 3. Hacking Looks Like Video Games © Sony Pictures Releasing Consider this scene from Skyfall. It seems that the filmmakers here believe that hacking into a network, is like playing a video game. Ever seen a Linux terminal or windows terminal? Well, that’s how trying to hack actually looks like. 4. Hackers Are Often A One Man Army © Universal Pictures Hackers are also often shown to be this nocturnal creature, a lone wolf of sorts who prefers to stay isolated. Ever heard of Anonymous? Well, they’re a group of hackers, who often work on projects in teams. And also, why is it that in most Hollywood movies, hackers are usually men? 5. "Slowing” Hackers Down © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures One more treacherous trickery that some filmmakers often resort to is showing experts trying to “slow” hackers down. Just consider this - given how often we hear of hackers stealing private information from some of the topmost financial institutions and banks, on a regular basis, if this were to be true, wouldn’t these organisations actively try to set up systems and processes that could actually slow down an attack? 6. Fancy Graphics & Sounds As we said before, hackers usually attack the code, using terminals. Terminals look just like CMD windows, they do not have any fancy graphics. All you get while working on a terminal is a black screen with basic text, either in white or green, depending on what sort of a terminal you’re using. One of the worst culprits for this is Michael Bay’s 2007 film Transformers where the FBI apparent used sound signals to detect a hack. 7. Hacking By Pointing A Camera © Marvel Cinemas This one’s actually our favourite. Some filmmakers have also shown that hackers can point their “specially” modified camera phones at certain devices, like CCTV cameras, servers and other systems, and “hack into them.” The best example of such an instance is when Tony Stark hacked into the AV system at a hearing in Iron Man 2. Although that was a joy to watch, such technology just doesn’t exist. That doesn’t mean that filmmakers haven’t used this trope anywhere else. What do you think of the manner in which hackers are portrayed in movies? Are there any other bizarre ways things that filmmakers have portrayed hackers to be? Let us know in the comments below. View the full article
  16. Pakistan has vaccinated 72,882 Front Line Healthcare Workers under the national vaccination strategy so far, says NCOC
  17. Leaders in Texas warned that the state?s energy grid would remain extremely ?fragile? for a few days
  18. John Abraham never fails to impress us with his fashion game. Be it during the lockdown or even otherwise, his appearances have always made us dissect his looks. Not just that, his fashion sense is such that most of us find it relatable, and he has made it pretty easy for us to cop his style. Case in point - when he wore chappals all throughout the lockdown. © Viral Bhayani © Nike If you are interested, the price of these sneakers is almost Rs 10,530. That doesn't sound like a bad deal, considering these sneakers are versatile and also a stylish addition. View the full article
  19. Ranbir Kapoor is one of the finest actors of his generation in B-town. Besides flooring his fans with his acting chops, Ranbir also shines bright with his fashion game every time he is spotted. It's a known fact that Ranbir is one of the biggest sneakerheads in India. Every time he makes an appearance, he is seen in a quirky pair of sneakers that are palatable to the millennial audience. © Viral Bhayani Recently, he was papped with Alia Bhatt and his mother Neetu Kapoor. Ranbir was seen in a laid-back outfit, with normcore aesthetics. But as we dissected more details of his look, we realised that he wore the biggest faux pas in menswear- cargo trousers in a long silhouette. Check it out. © Viral Bhayani You also can't miss the zany pair of sneakers he is wearing here. Though we couldn't get a full peek at the shoes, due to his overly long pants, we can vouch for the fact that they are yet another outlandish piece. To add more to the normcore fashion, he topped off this look with a camouflage mask. In all, that's one dope ensemble, Ranbir! View the full article
  20. MS Dhoni has always had a rather understated sense of style. You will rarely see him wearing something flashy, or something that turns heads. © Instagram/mahi7781 That is not to say that the man is not a style icon. On the contrary, he has given us some of the coolest fashion goals, and hairstyle goals ever. © Instagram/mahi7781 Well, recently, he was spotted at the Mumbai Airport wearing a rather dope looking pair of sneakers and joggers. However, it was his watch that stole the show. © Viral Bhayani Let’s have a look at his outfit first. Mahi is seen here wearing a rather dope, and understated athleisure outfit, that matches his persona. He’s wearing a very dope looking camouflage-printed long-sleeved T-shirt, that has some cool, urban touches to it. © Viral Bhayani Along with that, he has paired a very technical-looking pair of joggers from the French high fashion brand, Balmain. © Viral Bhayani One aspect of his outfit that caught our eye, were his high-top sneakers. They have the silhouette and the aesthetic of a pair of highly-functional mountaineering boots, sans the chunky treaded sole. © Balmain The sneakers that we see here are again from Balmain. Called the High Top B-Troop Sneakers in Black, these sneakers are made from treated calfskin leather and have some really technical-looking straps on them. © Balmain The straps aren’t just for show. They can be adjusted to allow the sneakers to fit one’s feet in the snuggest way possible. This is one of the many qualities that make the sneakers a functional and technical piece. © Balmain The sneakers aren’t exactly cheap, if you’re thinking of getting your hands on a pair of these. They retail for about $790, or roughly Rs 60,000 when converted. Add to that your regular customs and import duties, and you’re looking at a price tag of about Rs 90,000. © Viral Bhayani As we said, it was his watch that stole the show though. Mahi is seen here wearing a rather dope looking timepiece from Panerai. Particularly, he’s wearing the Submersible Marina Militare Carbotech in 47mm. © Panerai The watch’s case is made of a specialised carbon fibre called Carbotech. It gets its pattern from the manner in which it is cut, which means no two watches have the same pattern. © Panerai As for the face, it is made using carbon fibre. The hour markers and the hands are painted with radium, which causes it to glow in the dark. As for the straps, there are tons of rubber, or fabric-based straps one can choose from. This actually adds to the militaristic appeal of the watch. © Panerai All in all, the watch is a really dope piece. And expensive as well. In India, it retails for Rs 30 Lakhs, plus taxes. © Viral Bhayani Dhoni does know how to pick his watches. We particularly like the militaristic aesthetic of the watch, and how it matches that of his overall outfit. A dope style move indeed, Mahi! Take a bow. View the full article
  21. The iPhone 13 series is shaping up to be a smartphone that Apple fans have been wanting for years. New features such as an always-on screen might finally be released on the iPhone 13 according to an unconfirmed report. Apple has already started to use an always-on display for the Apple Watch, however it never made its way to an iOS device. © iOSConcept That might change in the future as leaker Max Weinbach says the next iPhone may finally get a screen that never completely turns off. The screen will show information such as the clock and battery icon. Notifications from applications will also light up the screen temporarily according to Weinbach. © iOSConcept iPhone 13 may just be the first handset by Apple to implement this feature which many Android smartphones have been using for years. Other rumours include some new camera tricks such as a portrait video mode is also expected to debut on the iPhone 13 this year. Other camera features include a dedicated mode for taking pictures of the moon and stars which has been impossible on the iPhone until now. Some smartphones already implement some form of astrophotography but it would be interesting to see how Apple uses this feature. Weinbach also claims the next iPhone might come with stronger magnets for MagSafe charging and features since the current version isn’t as sturdy as Apple would like it to be. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The iPhone 13 is about half a year away from launch but previous leaks already suggest what we can expect from the phone. The next iPhone series is expected to have the same general shape and size as the iPhone 12 perhaps slightly thicker. Apple is also testing an in-screen fingerprint scanner which might launch on the next iPhone as well. Apple is also working on its next A15 SoC that might give flagship chipsets from Qualcomm a run for their money. A faster chipset from Apple is quite predictable since Apple ups the ante each year with its latest hardware. We should know more closer to the launch of the next iPhone but based on the latest leaks, the iPhone 13 may just be the most feature-filled device by Apple yet. Source: EverythingApplePro View the full article
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