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  1. One of the most celebrated cricket leagues around the world, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has covered almost half of its journey so far. With all teams fighting hard for a spot in the top four, the real game is yet to unfold. Currently, all the teams are playing with their full bench strength, but what if we remove most of the foreign players from the equation? Yes, as the ICC World Cup 2019 approaches, most of the big names such as David Warner, Chris Gayle, Johnny Bairstow will leave to play for their country. More or less, all the big teams except India and Australia are playing one or more bilateral ODI series before the World Cup. The main reason behind this is to bring the teams back into the groove ahead of the main tournament. While West Indies will be playing Ireland and Bangladesh from 5th May, England, on the other hand, will be hosting Pakistan from 5th May itself. All this comes down to many players including Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer who are currently playing in the IPL, leaving right away in the second half of the tournament. Here is how the teams could potentially stack up following the departure of their foreign players- 1. Kolkata Knight Riders View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kolkata Knight Riders (@kkriders) on Apr 19, 2019 at 9:32pm PDT Kolkata Knight Riders will be one of the most worst-affected teams in the final stages of the tournaments. They will have to depend solely on their local strength as players like Sunil Narine, Carlos Braithwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson and many more will be leaving for national duty. The only ones that haven't been selected in the World Cup squad or the teams for upcoming tournaments will play in the IPL. Chris Lynn, Harry Gurney and Matt Kelly will be amongst the foreign players left with KKR. 2. Sunrisers Hyderabad View this post on Instagram A post shared by SunRisers Hyderabad (@sunrisershyd) on Apr 23, 2019 at 1:01am PDT Another team which will be bear the brunt of the World Cup preparation will be the SunRisers Hyderabad as their entire top order will collapse with the departure of Warner, Bairstow, Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson. Not only this, even their spin department will take a major blow when their Afghani duo of Mohammed Nabi and Rashid Khan along with Shakib-Al-Hasan will leave in the middle of the tournament. 3. Delhi Capitals View this post on Instagram A post shared by Delhi Capitals (@delhicapitals) on Apr 17, 2019 at 10:04pm PDT The table toppers at the moment, Delhi Capitals, could have been one of the least affected teams after the departure of its foreign players but unfortunately, their key bowler, Kagiso Rabada will also join the list. Playing for South Africa, Rabada will leave as soon as the national camp begins. Along with him, Colin Munro and Trent Boult will also be expected to leave in the middle of the season itself for the same reason. 4. Chennai Super Kings View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chennai Super Kings (@chennaiipl) on Apr 20, 2019 at 7:07am PDT The defending champions might not face that big a problem because most of the foreign players they own are not included in their national squad except for the South African duo of Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir along with Mitchell Santer and David Willey. Tahir would be their only worry as he is their leading wicket-taker and both main spinners leaving at the same time might cause some problems, but even for that, they do have Harbhajan Singh and Ravinder Jadeja as backups. 5. Rajasthan Royals View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) on Apr 23, 2019 at 4:30am PDT Rajasthan Royals should be expecting a lot of trouble comings its way, as a majority of foreign players are performing in their team and soon, even they would leave. While the new skipper, Steve Smith will leave for Australia, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will depart to play against Pakistan at the beginning of May. In the end, they would be only left with Liam Livingstone, who has just played one game till now and Ashton Turner, who is currently going through a nightmare of a season. 6. Mumbai Indians View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mumbai Indians (@mumbaiindians) on Apr 20, 2019 at 7:16am PDT The three-time champions, Mumbai Indians will have to face the drums as most of their star-performing players would leave the MI camp as the World Cup comes closer. The first name will be Quinton de Kock, followed by Alzarri Joseph, Lasith Malinga, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell McClenaghan. The one player that is doubtful is Kieron Pollard who also might leave if selected in the West Indies World Cup Squad. It will be a real test for Rohit Sharma and his men to perform in the conditions in which they have never played before. 7. Royal Challengers Bangalore View this post on Instagram A post shared by Royal Challengers Bangalore (@royalchallengersbangalore) on Apr 19, 2019 at 9:00pm PDT The Virat Kohli-led RCB currently has a lot on stake, and with the WC approaching, things might get out of hand for them, as a few of their key players might leave early for national duty. The earliest one to leave will be Moeen Ali as England is playing Pakistan before the main tournament. The next in line would be Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Dale Steyn, Colin de Grandhome and Tim Southee. Already being on the 8th spot, it will become even more difficult for Kohli and AB de Villiers to help their team do any good. 8. Kings XI Punjab View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kings XI Punjab (@kxipofficial) on Apr 22, 2019 at 3:12am PDT The lions of Punjab are among the lucky few teams that might not be adversely affected by this exit as most of their home players are doing well. The only sad news for Punjab fans would be the desertion of Chris Gayle and David Miller for their respective nationals teams. Apart from that, KXIP contains an awesome pool of young local talent including Mayank Agarwal and Sarfaraz Khan who will surely help the team in making it to the playoffs.
  2. We've all been wondering when the next instalment of 'The Last Of Us' will launch ever since it was announced at E3 last year. According to a leak by a European retailer ProGamingShop, it looks like the game is set to launch later this year. The game will be an exclusive game to the PlayStation 4 and possible PlayStation 5, similar to the original game when it was first launched on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. © Sony The release date for the “The Last Of Us Part II” is rumoured to be September 27th, 2019 if this leak is to be believed. It's a Friday and is one the most common days for big AAA titles to release. As of now, Sony does not have any big blockbuster games scheduled for fall 2019 and this leak would make complete sense. However, a recent report suggested that developer Naughty Dog, had recently wrapped up motion capture work on the game and launch in September seems unlikely. The general assumption is that The Last of Us Part II will launch in 2020. Having said that, the motion capture work could be re-shots or the final phase of production as the game has been in development for a while. When The Last Of Us was released in June 2013, it came out closer to the launch date go the PS4 which resulted in good sale numbers on both platforms. It is possible that Sony will replicate the same formula as the new console is about to launch very soon We've already confirmed a few specifications of the new PlayStation 5 and it seems the launch of the console is very close. It would be possible that Sony would want to replicate the same success for this and next-gen consoles as well. Source: ProGamingShop
  3. It's been fours years since Rockstar Games confirmed that Grand Theft Auto 6 is coming. There's been a ton of rumours since the studio confirmed that 'it's got some ideas for GTA VI'. So when is this releasing exactly? Well, if an anonymous European developer is to be believed, then the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series is coming next year during the holiday season. © Rockstar Games That being said, it looks like the next generation PS5 players will be first ones to get their hands on the game when it arrives next year. Yes, Sony is apparently handing out a mountain of cash to GTA VI producer Take-Two Interactive to secure a one month exclusive period for the game on PS5. This means, the next-generation Xbox players won't be able to play it until a month later. There's no word on the PC version of the game, but we don't expect the game to arrive on PC at launch anyway. This, by the way, isn't the first time we're hearing about GTA VI being exclusive to the next generation PlayStation console. But the real question is whether Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive would be willing to risk the backlash from Xbox gamers just for some extra cash. It's a Grand Theft Auto title we're talking about here after all. GTA V made more money than any other movie, book or game in the history. © Rockstar Games The developer also noted that this next installment of the game will take place in Miami and New York City. Anyway, there's no concrete way to confirm this report, so we suggest you take all this info with a grain of salt. We'll hopefully hear more about the game soon from Rockstar Games.
  4. We finally have the first image of a black hole that was captured by astronomers located in a very distant galaxy. The black hole measures 40 billion km across and is three million times the size of our planet. It truly is monstrous in size, which is the main reason why Astronomers were able to capture the image. © NSF The black hole is 500 million trillion kilometres away. Yes, you read that right; millions of trillions of miles away. The image was captured by a network of eight radio telescopes spread across the world. The black hole was found in a galaxy called M8 and is bigger than our entire solar system. Prof Heino Falcke, of Radboud University in the Netherlands, said "It has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the Sun. And it is one of the heaviest black holes that we think exists. It is an absolute monster, the heavyweight champion of black holes in the Universe.” The image itself shows a bright ring of fire that surrounds a perfectly circular dark hole. The ring of fire is caused by a superheated gas falling into the hole. The light itself is brighter than all of the stars in our galaxy combined. © NASA- Black Hole This image is a final confirmation of a century old theory that surprised even Albert Einstein. The Event Horizon Telescope will let scientists test the predictions of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity around massive black holes that are in the centre of a galaxy. Project Scientist Dimitrios Psaltis said, "The predicted size and shape of the shadow theory match our observations remarkably well, increasing our confidence in this century-old theory.” The image is the first proper evidence that event horizons are real and not just a figment of our imagination. These images are important when scientists need to test general relativity, that basically governs the behaviour of gravity and large objects.
  5. If you ever wished for Monday to be eliminated from the calendar altogether, trust me you're not alone. There's some air around this day that makes everyone hate it. I mean, there has to be something seriously wrong with this day if people look for motivation to survive through the day. So much so that they make '#MondayMotivation' trend every week, every month and every year. Talking about the hashtag 'Monday Motivation', one honorary contribution was made today by Abhishek Bachchan. The actor took to social media to share this inspiring quote with Floyd Mayweather's picture in the background. The quote read, "To be the best you have to work overtime." #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/omFsCjfGfY — Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) April 8, 2019 If only reading these inspiring quotes made us half as productive as our bosses expect us to be, things will be so much more convenient and better for us. And looks like we are not alone in thinking this way. Bollywood's King Khan aka Shah Rukh Khan too feels the same way, at least his tweet does. Shah Rukh Khan was quick to reply to Bachchan's tweet and wrote, "Thanks baby. Got this. Now please motivate me to Work On Time too!!" We feel you SRK, the struggle is way too real. Thanks baby. Got this. Now please motivate me to Work On Time too!! https://t.co/9qejCH9tIx — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 8, 2019 Everytime we find something interesting on the internet, the first thing you do is tag our work BFF and then wait for them to comment and react to it. Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan's twitter interaction too looks like what we have with our work BFFs everyday.
  6. It seems like Apple may finally bring a feature from the Galaxy S10+ and Huawei Mate 20 Pro, now that AirPower has been cancelled by the company. The two smartphones currently offer reverse wireless charging that charge other devices on the go. It works with devices that support wireless charging such as smartphones and now true wireless earbuds. The Galaxy Earbuds can be charged by the Galaxy S10 using wireless charging technology and now Apple has also introduced a wireless charging case for the AirPods. © Apple In order to complement the new AirPods wireless charging case, it seems like 2019 iPhones will be able to do the same. According to the renowned analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will have the same feature enabled for its latest device and will sport a bigger battery too. This will enable the iPhone to wirelessly charge the AirPods and even the App Watch without ever having the need for a wired charger. In order to charge these devices, iPhones will have to increase the battery capacity so that it has enough juice to wirelessly charge other devices. Kup predicts that the 5.8” iPhone's battery would increase from 20 to 25%. The larger 6.5” model is expected to have its battery size increased from 0 to 15%, and the 6.1” variant would increase its size from 0 to 5%. © Akshay Bhalla_MensXP Currently, the iPhone XS features a 2,658mAh battery while the larger iPhone XS Max has a 3,175 mAh battery. The cheaper iPhone XR has a battery size of 2,942 mAh which is currently not enough to support bilateral wireless charging. Source: 9to5Mac
  7. With the sudden influx of immense talent into first class and mainstream cricket for Team India, even being great seems to be inadequate in order to become a member of the Men in Blue. The position requires brilliance beyond measure and with the margin of error negligible. That's a 5-wkt haul for @yuzi_chahal ðð#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/GReuwxIjIu — BCCI (@BCCI) January 18, 2019 While Yuzvendra Chahal and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav have been well settled in the main team, players like Ravindra Jadeja, who have staggered just a little in the recent past, have been turned a blind eye towards by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) selectors, it is highly disappointing to see a great cricketer like Ravichandran Ashwin waste his prime years sitting at home, waiting by the telephone, just hoping to get a call for the next ODI series. Having not played a single ODI game with Virat Kohli and the rest of the team since 30th June 2017 against the Windies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, the last time Ashwin was seen representing India was on 6th December 2018 in the first of five Test-game series against Tim Paine's Australian cricket team at Adelaide Oval. Still on the 6th position in ICC rankings for all-rounders in Test cricket format, the 32-year-old's inability to stay fit has caused him his berth in the Indian cricket team and may finally have led to him losing it for good. Time and again, Ashwin has made various remarks over his growing vexation with not getting a call from the Indian selectors. "It entirely depends on what other people (team management and selectors) perceive of my cricket. It's definitely not in my control," Ashiwin had said in a press conference just days after being axed from the ODI roster in July last year. The competition for every single spot on India's ICC World Cup 2019 roster is not so easy, to say the least and despite Ashwin coming out in public and openly showing his desire to play on the biggest stage of the cricketing world dressed in the blue jersey, he might just miss out on the opportunity to play for his country this year. "There is competition in terms of Chahal and Kuldeep who have done incredibly well in the last few months. Massive credit to them. But I do feel there will be a time for me at some stage. Because I didn't go out on account of bad performances," a hopeful Ashwin had said on Salaam Cricket 2018. "I'm always hopeful of what I can achieve in any given game. Like most of the others I believe I can crack a game open with the way I bowl because I'm a very brave bowler. Keeping all these things in mind, World Cup is something which every cricketer wants to play and I do want to play it," Ashwin said. However, with less than two and a half months left for the World Cup, no hints have been dropped by the BCCI over Ashwin's spot in the team. After waiting for two years to return to the team, the frustration may finally have broken Ashwin. His so called “instinctive decision” to 'mankad' English batsman Jos Buttler in the IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royal therefore seems to be nothing more than an agitated cry for attention. Ashwin waited for him to get out of the crease. It is obvious for batsman to consider the ball is been released at that given moment when he completed the bowling stride. He just set a bad example as a captain! #mankading pic.twitter.com/4LXDzMcJhl — Chowkidar Devendra singh (@Devendra5611) March 26, 2019 Winning a simple league match at the cost of hatred from millions of fans of the game may not be what Ashwin had thought of heading towards Sawai Mansingh Stadium but the amount of attention the incident has gathered may bring back the spotlight on the Indian all-rounder.
  8. It was a night full of drama at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur during the fourth game of the Indian Premier League in its twelfth season. While we got to see some brilliant shots being played and powerful innings being carried out by Chris Gayle and Jos Buttler, there was that one instance that sucked all the charm right out of the game. After the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) were able to put forward a more than respectable score of 184-run total in 20 overs behind Chris 'Universe Boss' Gayle's thunderous 79-run innings, it was up to Ajinkya Rahane's Rajasthan Royals (RR) to make the run-chase happen successfully, otherwise this will be Punjab's first victory in Rajasthan ever, in the history of the league. Kinni tareefan kare tuhaddi, Gayle paaji ð Describe @henrygayle's innings with one emoji!#SaddaPunjab #KXIP #RRvKXIP #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/CorltLx6AV — Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) March 25, 2019 From the get-go, Rahane and Co. looked determined to keep things the way they were with no intention of letting Punjab get a one up early in the tournament. With the skipper returning to the dressing room after scoring just 27 runs, it was the second opener and English cricketer Jos Buttler who took the command and thrashed anyone and everyone who came his way, while scoring 69 in just 43 deliveries which included 10 4s and two 6s. And just like that, it's 5ï¸â£0ï¸â£ off 29 balls for @josbuttler You 'Jos' can't take your eyes off this man! ð#HallaBol #RRvKXIP #RR pic.twitter.com/hlgEwye8EE — Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 25, 2019 With loss in sight for KXIP, they looked desperate to get Buttler's wicket. They tried spinners, pacers and bowled a couple of googlies as well but the Englishman remained unfazed. This is when R. Ashwin decided to do the unthinkable. In the 13th over, when Buttler was standing in the non-striker's end and was out of the crease (which all runners tend to do in order to complete the run more quickly), Ashwin went half-way into his bowling routine, stopped in the middle, turned around and knocked the bails right off the wickets right next to him. Spirit of cricket thrown out of cricket, Some1 just tell @ashwinravi99 is not playing in streets but an International game @ICC must abolish Mankad rule. If u want to get @josbuttler Out then get him "OUT". Don't use silly ways to get rid of Best player @awais_hameed #Ashwin pic.twitter.com/kgdubqBhMG — Naveed Qaiser Rana (@journalist4871) March 25, 2019 This move is infamously known as 'mankading' based on the name of one of the most controversial bowlers in the history of Indian cricket, Vinoo Mankad, who started out this unholy, unsportsmanlike practice all the way back in 1947 when he dismissed Aussie batter Bill Brown twice (once in a practice session and then again in a Test match). Anyhow, Ashwin's appeal after 'mankading' Buttler led the umpire to take the decision upstairs where the third umpire gave a decision in favour of the bowler and asked Buttler to leave the pitch. Make no mistake, 'mankading' is not an illegal move. A bowler is well within his rights to get the non-striker run-out anytime he is found to be outside of the crease. Law 41.16 a batsmen at non strikers end should not leave his ground UNTIL the bowler has released the ball! SO OUT! Lesson.. batsmen watch the bowlers release the ball! #easy #SelectDugout — Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) March 25, 2019 “No real argument on that and it was pretty instinctive. I didn't even load and he just left the crease. We ended on the right side of the coin, but I definitely think that those are game-changing moments and batsmen need to be wary of it,” Ashwin told Harsha Bhogle in the award distribution ceremony after the game. Even though the official books of cricketing rules don't deem 'mankading' as illegal, it has been frowned upon ever since Mankad carried out this practice for the very first time. It makes the bowling side look weak, desperate and it most certainly does not help them look like the gentlemen of the game. Ravichandran Ashwin has been out of action for the Indian cricket team for quite some time now and the fact that he can resort to something this grave, especially in the golden era of Indian cricket in which stars like Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah are making their country proud, says a thousand words about his spirit as a sportsman. Clearly, the millions of fans of the true nature of cricket did not like the taste of Ashwin's desperate attempt to win the game, left in their mouth: Harsha you are missing the point completely & I'm disappointed in you as you always push the spirit of the game - now you condone this behaviour ? Ashwin's actions were simply disgraceful, and I hope the BCCI doesn't condone this sort of behaviour in the #IPL ! #spiritofthegame https://t.co/BsIKDBN51X — Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 25, 2019 I would say to all India ex players/Pundits who are supportive of what R Ashwin did ... If @imVkohli was Batting would you be so supportive !!??? #NightAll #IPL #OnON — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 25, 2019 Ashwin waited for him to get out of the crease. It is obvious for batsman to consider the ball is been released at that given moment when he completed the bowling stride. He just set a bad example as a captain! #mankading pic.twitter.com/4LXDzMcJhl — Chowkidar Devendra singh (@Devendra5611) March 26, 2019 Ashwin is very arrogant and oversmart too .... for me he is just another chutiya nothing more than that I m praying for disaster 4 kxip .... ashwin dog#Ashwin — ANNA (@iamtusharrai) March 26, 2019 Aise to gully cricket mei bhi nhi krte log jaisa ashwin ne kiya h ðððð Do you agree with ashwin's actions #Ashwin #KXIPVSRR pic.twitter.com/mpPYp4LrOr — Chowkidar @Hari Singh Rao (@HariSinghPatan1) March 26, 2019 #RRvKXIP #Buttler #IPL2019 #josbuttler #Ashwin POOR TIPU = POOR BUTTLER pic.twitter.com/e6m4i9yE3y — Ayush Thakur (@aahaayush18) March 26, 2019 Is this is what we want to teach our kids. @ashwinravi99 Nvr had the intention to deliver the ball.Shame on u.Lost all respect for u. History will teach you lesson. Also shame on third umpire for his decision. It should have been a dead ball #Ashwin. Spirit of cricket died pic.twitter.com/lRRYfVDc3j — à²à³à²à²¿à²¦à²¾à²° à²à²¶à³à²µà²¥à³/Chowkidar Ashwath (@AshwathK) March 26, 2019 Shame player ashwin #Buttler — தà¯à®¤à¯à®¤à¯à®à¯à®à¯à®à®¿ தி.à®®à¯.à® ... (@allaneben24) March 26, 2019 Sorry @bhogleharsha IMHO you are wrong on this one. Ashwin allowed his competitive instincts to get the better of his judgement. A good night's sleep,maybe both of you will feel otherwise. As someone pointed out on my timeline,imagine Stokes Mankading Kohli in WC final! #Ashwin https://t.co/aoNTU8MdB9 — Citizen/नाà¤à¤°à¤¿à¤/Dost Rajdeep (@sardesairajdeep) March 25, 2019
  9. Every year, OnePlus comes up with a new version of OxygenOS with some not-so-major tweaks. On the same lines, OnePlus is now building a new version of the software, and it's time for us to see what it may look like. The winner of OnePlus' Product Manager Challenge, Léandro Tijink, submitted some amazing renders, showing an entirely new UI and improved UX of OxygenOS. As a part of the prize for the challenge, OnePlus pledged to implement his ideas into a future version of OxygenOS. So let's take a look at some of his ideas - New & Improved Setup Menu Currently, the setup menu of OxygenOS is more or less identical to stock Android's setup menu. It looks very basic at the moment, but Tijink's design focuses on improvements to make it look more welcoming. The design, as you can see, lets you see more languages, gives you the ability to set the system-wide accent colour, and more. Take a look - © Léandro Tijink A Better Ambient Display & Lock Screen The ambient display will give you the basic information like the time, date, and notifications, and you can tap the display to get more info associated with each notification. The ambient display will also wake up to show new notifications, however, everything else will remain hidden. © Léandro Tijink As for the lock screen, there aren't a lot of changes, but there are a lot of rounded edges. It hasn't been changed all that much, and it's probably because it wasn't too bad, to begin with. OnePlus Launcher & Other Changes OnePlus Shelf, which comes as a part of the default launcher, can turn out to be very productive if used properly. Well, Tijink design imagines that space to be a lot more efficient, and hey, he made it look good at the same time. Who wouldn't want an AMOLED black mode for the shelf? Other aspects of the OxygenOS launcher also appear to be tweaked. Things like the app drawer, hidden space, and all the first-party apps have been made to look consistent with the rest of the system. © Léandro Tijink As of now, it's hard to tell which of Tijink's ideas will be implemented but OnePlus did say that it will consider Tijink's vision and add them in the future version of OxygenOS. These renders look amazing and it would be interesting to see the ones which OnePlus decides to pick. You can head over to Tijink's custom page to check out all his renders.
  10. Google is exploring the idea of launching a new game streaming service later this month at a Game Developers Conference presentation. We were already pretty pumped about this rumored game streaming service, but a new patent design, which shows us what Google's first controller may look like, has gotten us even more excited. © USPTO Google's patent application, as you can see, shows us the design of the controller. The patent itself is for a notification system for the controller that notifies you when, say, a game is available or when you've received an invitation. It looks like the controller can also store your account and host settings like brightness, in-game volume, and more. The illustrations don't give out much, but you can clearly see its design, complete with a dual-joystick setup, trigger buttons and more. We can also spot what appears to be a microphone button, which means we could see some sort of assistant compatibility. Also, the folks over at Yankodesign have created a series of renders based off the patent illustrations, and it looks really cool. Here, check it out: © Yankodesign It's worth pointing out that it's just a render, and the final product may look different than what you see here. Google is expected to reveal more info about its game streaming service as well as the controller at the Game Developers Conference on March 19th, so keep your eyes peeled. Source: USPTO
  11. It's time for Capcom to take the stage with one of its most beloved franchise, where devil hunters look like stylish yet badass. Even though after the reboot in 2013, Ninja Theory has put a fresh spin on characters and delivered a glorious comeback for the franchise. Before you first get started with the game, we suggest you watch the six-minute backstory cutscene, since it has been a while since the last game. Even I needed to remember a lot of the backstory, simply because it's been quite long since I've played a DmC game. The backstory is a little confusing, but we recommend you watch it nonetheless. © Capcom The 'Devil May Cry' franchise has always been about a demon that had two offsprings and how those two offsprings end up fighting each other, while the world is in turmoil because of the other demons as well. Just like the 'Metal Gear Solid' series, the plot of the game is confusing, non-sensical and cringe-worthy. Having said that, its an integral part of the franchise and adds to the charm of the game. Weapons in the game are as ridiculous as the story because there are many different types of swords and guns you get to play with — all from hell. The first sword you get to use takes inspiration from the motorcycle and can be revved up to engulf the weapon with flame. You play as Nero, the same character who lost his arm in the previous game. He's always pissed because of that fact and is always looking for a fight. However, he now has a robotic arm that can be used as a weapon and at times, is even more powerful than the sword. This arm can fire lasers, stop time and be ridden as a rocket. © Capcom Nero is naturally very pissed and takes out all his anger on demons. He can kill demons in a single swipe and uses his robotic arm to destroy enemies with ease. Being a hacking and slashing game, you can use many combos such as combating demons with your sword followed by a combo of robo-arm assaults and fill them up with revolver shots. He is fast, furious and dangerous when used correctly. © Capcom You can also play as 'V', who's is calmer and more composed than Nero. He has pet demons who can do all of the fightings for him due to his ailing health. He can call in three different demons while in combat i.e. a bird, a panther and a giant one-eyed golem. You have the choice to play as him soon after the opening segment. However, we have to say that 'V' bears a lot of resemblance to Kylo Ren from 'Star Wars'. © Capcom V is probably the most interesting character to control as you want to keep him out of any enemies' path. From a distance, you can lock-on to enemies and attach with all your demon or just focus on one demon with one of your fighting partners. You can also build your 'Devil Trigger Gauge' by simply reading from a book of William Blake poetry as you stroll around the battlefield. The hack and slash element of the game may seem easy and simple from afar, however, the game implements a very complex combat style. It does become button mashing in the end, however, you want to chain those combos and abilities for a more exciting experience. Sure, the game is mostly passive and does not generate as much tension as previous games, it's still quite a lot of fun to play. © Capcom But a 'Devil May Cry' game is not complete unless you play as Dante, and you get to play as the iconic character sometime later in the game. He as the same motorcycle swords we all have grown up with and then some. For example, Dante can carry up to three types of guns four melee weapons and a very dangerous hat. If you love to punch/kick demons, there's a special boot/glove combo you can use in combat. There's also a charge-up meter that temporarily turns him into a devil and a separate meter that turns him into an even more dangerous devil. The game takes place in Red Grave City, a fictional city taken influence from London. The game is set in between an industrial metropolis that has been taken over by Urizen and his demonic minions. You will visit the parallels of London Bridge, Piccadilly Circus and underground metro tunnels to battle all the enemies. We played the game on the RTX 2080 Ti, and the game looked absolutely beautiful. Even though the game does not support RTX tech natively, it still looked like a dream in 4K and 60 FPS. The Final Say 'Devil May Cry 5' feels like a fresh of breath air amongst all the Battle Royale and incomplete games. It has masterfully incorporated its world with one of the best hack and slash games for the modern generation. It may not be perfect due to its' muddled plot, however, you will enjoy the game regardless. Just make sure your Devil Trigger is completely pulled to kill them devils.
  12. The entire nation cheered with pride when Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was released by his Pakistani captors to come back home and serve his country once again. From people in small villages to the Bollywood fraternity, every nook and cranny of the country was thrilled to welcome him back home, like a hero who'd just returned from war. © Twitter From people naming their newborns after him to some men aping his gunslinger moustache, everyone has been in awe of the brave pilot, whose presence of mind during his capture will always be remembered. Recently, some folks took to Twitter and raised notions about making a movie about him and also suggested that Ranveer Singh would be best suited to play him in the biopic! Fair enough, Ranveer with his rogue style and a definite moustache clash with Abhinandan can do apt justice to the role for sure. © Twitter While we're sure a movie will definitely surface on Abinandan's bravery, it's just a wait-and-watch situation as to when that happens. After all, we're eager to see who plays him. But for now, the audience seems pleased with Ranveer and here are some endearing tweets they've shared. @RanveerOfficial Why don't you try a Abhinandan style moustache. #AbhinandanMoustache — Pulkit Shah (@pulkitshahh) 3 March 2019 #SanjayLeelaBhansali to produce a film on Balakot airstrike.https://t.co/rJ1vOAQM6J — Filmfare (@filmfare) 4 March 2019 Now he'll cast @RanveerOfficial as Abhinandan — Mohammed Touqeer (@mohd_touqeer_) 5 March 2019 Ranveer Singh to Play "Abhinandan" in Movie Wo 56 Ghante! https://t.co/ZoaTB5z8ZB — sargamarora (@comsargamarora) 4 March 2019 You should enact Abhinandan when his Bio/ Pulwama attack movie will be made — Police (@snjay0) 3 March 2019 You missed one thing Ranveer singh to play the character of abhinandan varthman. — Pinkesh D Chawda (@ChawdaPinkesh) 4 March 2019 I propose that Ranveer Singh should play the role of #Abhinandan in the Bollywood movie about to be made - no one else can carry off that moustache. P.S.: And PLEASE! Not Salman Khan! — The Bad Doctor (@DOCTORATLARGE) 1 March 2019 Any guesses who would play Abhinandan- Ranveer Singh — Deepak Rastogi (@dpakrastogi) 5 March 2019 @RanveerOfficial You should totally inact Respectable WING COMMANDER #Abhinandan We as public will be inspired to see his journey through you! — Mini (@Mini76541361) 5 March 2019 Ranveer Singh as Abhinandan? Too Mooch! https://t.co/Kt01cjFsmf — Deep Halder (@daipayanhalder) 5 March 2019 While the grapevine does tell us that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is going to make a movie on the Balakot airstrikes and with so many people supporting Ranveer to play Abhinandan's role, we're sure Bhansali will definitely consider him.
  13. The unannounced OnePlus 7 is the next flagship smartphone to be released later this year and there has been plenty of speculation in regards to its design. Previous leaks have suggested that the OnePlus 7 will have a brave new design that may include a full-screen design. In order to implement a full-screen design, there are speculations that OnePlus may have to implement a sliding mechanism or a pop-out selfie camera similar to what we have seen on OPPO and Vivo smartphones. (c) Twitter That's the same story being told by renders that were published by Pricebaba and OnLeaks. OnLeaks generally has a good track record of leaks based on renders and it shows that the OnePlus 7 may have a design that might not excite everyone. Personally, we love the pop-out selfie camera as we finally saw the innovation being affordable thanks to the Vivo V15 Pro. It might be possible that may see this design on the OnePlus 7 as well however there are a few drawbacks with this design. (c) PriceBaba The OnePlus 7 already uses an in-display fingerprint sensor and it seems like that the OnePlus 7 will take a page from Vivo's book. It is said to have a 95% screen-to-body ratio which will be a first for any smartphone. Having said that, in order to have a design similar to the Vivo V15 Pro, it would come at the expensive of negligible water resistance and fast facial recognition. The OnePlus 6T's facial recognition capabilities were exceptionally fast however a pop-out selfie camera will naturally delay that process. (c) PriceBaba Apart from a pop-up design, the OnePlus 7 renders also show a vertical triple-camera setup at the rear. It's lined up straight at the middle without a fingerprint scanner to give it a more plush look. OnePlus already removed the headphone jack with the 6T and we can see a similar design choice on the OnePlus 7 as well. Needless to say that these renders are based on leaks and are not what the final outcome may look like. We can only be sure when OnePlus announces the OP7 later this year and see how these design choices may affect the practicality of the smartphone, if true. Source: Pricebaba
  14. The Apple Watch has been dominating the wearables market ever since it was announced and is now considered the best smartwatch there is. The Apple Watch has added many useful features over the years, however, it lacked one feature that has been absent for a while. © Pillow The Cupertino giant is rumoured to be testing sleep tracking securely and according to insiders who spoke to Bloomberg and detailed Apple's plans. The Apple Watch is expected to launch the sleep tracking feature in 2020 and will essentially also kill third-party apps that are currently offering the same feature on the Apple Watch. Currently, apps like Pillow and Sleep++ offer a similar feature where it tracks a user's sleeping patterns and habits. Smartwatches that tend to have a sleep tracking feature usually last for days due to a larger battery. This will be a major hurdle for Apple to overcome, as the Apple Watch can last only for a day on a full charge. Apple may have to outfit the 2020 Apple Watch with a bigger battery or add a low power setting for speed mode. © Beddit Apple recently bought Beddit, a company that makes sleep tracking devices as well as apps for iOS and the Apple Watch. The company also launched a sensor strip that can be placed underneath a bed seat to track sleeping patterns and snoring habits. Sleep-tracking has been one of the most requested features by Apple Watch users, however, Apple will have to either increase the battery capacity or come up with a different solution in order to run this feature. We can only be sure when the new Apple Watch will be announced this year and its capabilities and see if it hints at the upcoming feature with a larger battery or a new power saving mode.
  15. While a few of the cricket pundits are adamant to boycott Pakistan during the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 without considering the plausible long-term consequences for the brilliant athletes such as Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah who have helped built one of the most talented cricket teams in the history of Indian cricket, the Indian National Olympic Committee (NOC) have already taken a major step towards cutting all relations with the neighbouring country. During the 34th edition of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup, currently taking place in New Delhi, India decided to refuse visas to two of the Pakistani shooters in GM Bashir and Khalil Ahmed. The ban comes as a response to the unfortunate suicide bombing in the Pulwama district of Jammu & Kashmir, the credit for which was taken by the notorious terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed. © Reuters However, according to clause 6 under the Fundamental Principles of Olympism in the Olympic Charter, every Olympian enjoys a set of 'rights' and 'freedoms' what shall be secured without discrimination of any kind, such as race, colour, ***, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. In other words, Even though the political scenario between India and Pakistan, no matter how strenuous it may be, should have no effect on the olympic athletes belonging from either of the countries. Clearly having violated the mandate, the International Olympic Committee has decided to not indulge with friendly talks with the Indian NOC with regards to providing the rights for hosting future Olympic events in the country, “until and unless a written clearance from the government is obtained”. The hasty decision to ban the Pakistani shooters from participating in the ISSF World Cup, might seem to be justified in the eyes of a lot of us who are scarred by the forlorn incident but it could have massive repercussions for the Indian athletes in the future. © Reuters First of all, for a country as diverse as India with a huge number of fans for nearly every Olympic sport, it is crucial to continue to host major events like the ISSF World Cup. Eventually, we will have to give in to the Olympic Charter if we wish to be associated with the greatest sporting platform, period, thereby completely negating the the value of their ongoing protest. Secondly, if push comes to shove, the IOC will not even think twice before banning India as a whole as they did Russia in 2018, taking away the rights of the country to hoist their flags during the tournament and sing their national anthem. For a country that sends one of the biggest contingents to the historical tournament with national teams and individuals preparing for years to get that one shot, an international ban would not only result in a lost opportunity but also the loss of potential earnings. India doesn't lack in athletes who are trying to make ends meet. Taking away an opportunity like this would only bring hardships and struggles to the people of India. The protest then, would be the last thing on our minds.
  16. OnePlus 7 is expected to launch in a few months if we take the company's recent product launch cycle into consideration. The OP 7T is expected to launch in the second quarter of 2019 and it seems like the company is about to adopt a brave new design for OnePlus smartphones. We've seen something similar with the OPPO Find X before and it seems like OnePlus may implement something similar. © Twitter It may seem too soon for a OnePlus leak; however a previous leak suggests the same design choice when an image leaked a concept phone in a protective case. OnePlus 7 Leaked#oneplus7 #OnePlus pic.twitter.com/Rb8SzTm8Ix — ä¸æ³æµç§°ä¹å«å°è (@Steven_Sbw) February 13, 2019 The leak came from a twitter account that has no previous record of accurate rumours and cannot be verified at the moment. The account does not explain the origin of the image, which makes the leak a bit sceptical. The image in the tweet, however, is in line with a previous leak where the device does not have a notch or even a punch-hole selfie camera. This implies that the smartphone may use a sliding mechanism similar to what you have seen on the OPPO Find X. OPPO, Vivo and OnePlus are owned by the same holding company i.e. BBK Electronics which makes this claim a bit plausible. Vivo and OPPO both launched a smartphone with a sliding mechanism or a pop-out camera last year. So it doesn't seem far-fetched that OnePlus may borrow the same design from its sister companies. What remains to be seen is the durability of a sliding mechanism and phones in the past have been known to wear down with use. It's a problem with any smartphone that has moving parts which make this a brave design choice for OnePlus if this rumour is to be believed. © Twitter From the image above we can see clearly that the device has a noticeable bezel possibly because of the sliding mechanism. It seems to be thicker than the rest of the phone which is very reminiscent of the OPPO Find X. Since this is a rumour based on an unverified tweet, the picture cannot be corroborated at the moment. We will know more about the smartphone closer to its launch but for now, this leak should be met with scepticism.
  17. The iPhone is the most selling product every year and the small line-up of phones has a huge market share in the developed markets. Hence, it's no surprise that rumours mills are always churning out something new. The 2019 iPhones are expected to launch in September, but we're already hearing a lot about them. Analysts like Ming-Chi Kuo are known to be highly reliable and have a track record of revealing accurate reports over the past few years. Now, Kuo has released an analyst note that contains his predictions about the upcoming iPhones. The predictions have corroborating reports stating that Apple could announce three new iPhones this year. © Apple According to him, the new iPhones shall have the same screen sizes and the notch isn't going anywhere as well. The iPhone XR successor is expected to get an OLED display, instead of the current LCD. The phones shall also have an upgraded Face ID array, bigger batteries, and a frosted glass casing. Another major update will be a triple rear camera setup on one of the phones. Previous Bloomberg reports have also said that Apple is testing the new camera array, and given the current trends of the market, it makes more sense. Huawei's flagships have been a killer in the segment, and even Samsung has been trying to catch-up. © Imgur The upcoming iPhones are also expected to get an ultra-wideband radio for indoor navigation and bilateral wireless charging. The latter lets you charge other smaller devices wirelessly via your iPhone. This shall come in extremely handy to quickly charge AirPods on the go. In fact, even the AirPods are going to get a successor this year and the AirPods 2 are reported to sport better health tracking, finely tuned audio output, as well as better battery life. Even the much-awaited AirPower charging mat shall be finally coming this year. © Apple Lastly, the new iPhones will continue using the Lightning connector, instead of opting for USB-C. This may be good news for many, but those who already use the new MacBook or iPad Pro know how annoying it can get to carry separate charging wires everywhere. What do you think about the new iPhones? Let us know in the comments section below! Source: 9to5Mac
  18. Apple has changed the primary charging and data transfer port once, and people weren't so happy about it. While new ports bring in better features, it means we need to buy accompanying cables and this simply adds unnecessary cost to the product. The iPhone initially came with a Dock connector, consisting of a 30 pin port. Then came the Lightning Port, it was psignificantly smaller and had a satisfying click to it. According to recent reports, Apple may soon make a shift to USB-C with the new iPhones. © WikiMedia Yes, the lightning port is more than capable. But a shift to USB-C means a universal port for all gadgets in Apple's portfolio. The MacBook already has it, the new iPad has it, and now the iPhone. You can use the same cable for all the devices in the ecosystem, meaning the cost to acquire these cables 'll l will actually come down over a period of time. Even though USB-C should technically reduce the need of adapters as more and more peripherals support the port out of the box, you have to remember that old iPhone accessories are compatible only with Lightning. Apple chargers sell for roughly US$ 25 (Rs 1,500) for an official cable and replica versions are also available for far less. © Apple Last week, Anand Mahindra tweeted how he needs to buy new cables every time a new Apple product is bought. This issue may soon come to an end once all Apple products are supporting USB-C. The Android world has embraced the port long back, and even budget phones are housing one. Bloomberg also reports that the upcoming iPhone will have a triple camera setup, like some Android counterparts. The third camera will have a more powerful zoom, a higher resolution and a wider field of view than any camera on today's iPhones. © Reuters Going a step further, the 2020 iPhone is reported to have a 3D camera system that can sense distance and measure depth through lasers, improving the iPhone's handling of augmented-reality apps and features. Additionally, the Live Photos feature will mean that it can capture videos that are six seconds long, instead of just three seconds.
  19. Amazon has started removing a wide array of products from its website in India after the country's new e-commerce policy kicks in from today. A lot of exclusive products and brands have disappeared from the marketplace since the company has no option, but to comply with the new norms. In December, the Indian Government modified foreign direct investment (FDI) rules for the e-commerce sector, and this has highly disrupted the sales model of Amazon and Flipkart. To start with, marketplaces can no longer sell products exclusively on their platform. So, every brand that was earlier closely associated with the company, has been removed from the platform. © Reuters The new investment rules bar online retailers from selling products via vendors in which they have an equity interest. Numerous products from sellers like Cloudtail are no longer available on the website since Amazon has an equity stake in the seller. Even products from Shopper's Stop have been removed because Amazon owns five per cent stake in the retail label. Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart have tried to lobby against the new rules, but to no avail. In fact, Amazon's own line of Echo speakers has been taken off the shelf. Amazon had written to the Indian Government asking for a four-month extension to comply with the new rules, a company spokesperson said. But, there has no update on the proposal's consideration from the authorities. © Reuters Amazon has warned of widespread disruption due to the new policy and according to Reuters, the policy could "have undesirable impacts on the continued growth of e-commerce in India." Flipkart said that it was "disappointed that the government has decided to implement the regulation changes at such haste," but said it was committed to complying with the new rules. © Nikkei Asian Review The new policy comes amid intense lobbying by India's small and medium scale enterprises who have been most hit due to the marketplaces. They accuse the platforms of stockpiling goods at wholesale rates and then offering deep discounts to grow sales. The Confederation of All India Traders, which says it represents more than 70 million local retailers, warned the government against granting an extension on the enforcement of the new policy. Direct changes on Flipkart's website remain unclear right now, but we're sure a lot of exclusive apparel labels are going to disappear soon. The policy has received a mixed response since smaller traders are happy with the speed bump. Nationalists believe foreign marketplaces were playing around FDI rules to get a foothold, and in return damaging the country's existing merchants. Update: Amazon has reached out to confirm that Echo speakers and a few other products are now back on the website, and available for purchase.
  20. Apple is known for releasing iOS updates like clockwork every year and the company is gearing up to unveil the new operating system later this year. Each year at WWDC, Apple announces a new and improved OS for the iPhone, iPad followed by a Beta testing period before its eventual launch. Apple keeps new operating system features a big secret however there are already rumours about the upcoming operating system. iOS is probably the most used operating system in the world and a new report by Bloomberg points towards some key changes that help the large install base in using the operating system. Some of these features have been long awaited by fans that will finally see the light of day if these rumours come true. Dark Mode © Twitter It's probably the most requested feature by Apple fans and it seems like the feature will finally come to iPhones and iPads. The rumoured dark mode will work similar to what we have already seen on macOS with darker accents and dark backgrounds. The feature will make looking at the screen for long periods of time less tiring. It will also be less disruptive to a user's natural sleep cycle. The dark mode will also help in improving battery life as iPhones now use OLED screens. Darker colours and themes tend to use less battery on a smartphone which will significantly increase the iPhone's battery life. Better iPad Features © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla iPad users will also get new features with the iOS 12 update as it will incorporate a new home screen and have the ability to tab through multiple versions of a single app. For example, if you have Safari open with many tabs, you will be able to browse pages with more ease. iOS 13 is also said to bring a better file management system, something the iPad needs to make it a proper replacement of a daily laptop. The new iPad Pro is already more powerful than many Windows laptops and a new file management system can change the game entirely. Improved CarPlay Functionality © Apple iOS 13 is also said to bring “improvements to CarPlay” according to the Bloomberg feature. CarPlay was already due for an update and a better interface with iOS 12 however it was pushed back by a year. As of now, there is no word on what the improvements might be however it seems like Apple will add more extensive developer tools making it more accessible for third-party apps. Source: Bloomberg
  21. 25-year-old Wang Shangkun will never forget the fateful year of 2011 when he took a life-altering decision that would leave him bedridden within the next eight years. When Shangkun was 17-years-old, he decided to sell his kidney in order to get his hands on the latest iPhone that was launched in the market. He hawked his kidney in the black market for $4,500 AUD (Rs. 2,29,357.89) and used this amount to purchase two Apple gizmos, an iPad 2 and an iPhone 4. At that time, Shangkun had reportedly said, “Why do I need a second kidney?” One is enough." © Asiawire,Australscope However, such is the irony of life, that today even his remaining kidney is failing him and Shangkun might be looking at a life tied to his bed. He was recently diagnosed with renal deficiency and has to undergo daily dialysis to function, since his remaining kidney can't work efficiently to clear his blood of toxins. Back in the day, when Shangkun had wanted to get his hands on the gadgets, the Anhui province resident of China didn't have enough money to afford the high-end products. However, it was in an online chat room that a possible opportunity presented itself. Shangkun was approached by an organ harvester in an online chat room who assured that selling one of his kidneys could fetch Shangkun 20,000 Yuan. © Asiawire,Australscope In no time afterwards, Shangkun underwent illegal surgery and finally got himself the Apple products he had been lusting after. However, it was his mother who thought something was fishy when she found him in possession of such expensive gadgets and made him confess. In the following months, Shangkun developed an infection in his remaining kidney, and ultimately suffered organ failure. As of today, his condition is so severe that he is in need of daily dialysis and has been left bedridden. Doctors have also suggested that he might need a kidney transplant of his own to get better. Talk about irony.
  22. Apple's AirPod wireless headphones have been one of the firm's most successful products - and a much anticipated new version is in the works and expected to be launched in the first half of 2019. Patent filings suggest the company is pretty much ready with the design and mass production is just around the corner. Reports by DigiTimes and 9To5Mac indicate the new AirPods 2 are just on the way. Up till now, we've barely heard about the second generation earbuds and many expected Apple to launch them last year. According to 9To5Mac, a "Hey Siri" configuration tool found in Apple's latest iOS 12.2 beta suggests the new AirPods are coming soon. © 9To5Mac If Siri setup has AirPods inclusion, it means the second generation AirPods could bring in "Hey Siri" functionality. In this case, the audio processing shall be done by the AirPods itself, and not the connected iPhone. The new AirPods are expected to have a heart rate sensor, enabling tracking of fitness activities. Since the launch of the Apple Watch, the company has increased its focus on health tracking and slowly started integrating everything in the Health SDK. © Apple "If you zoom out into the future and you look back and you ask the question: 'What was Apple's greatest contribution to mankind?' It will be about health," Tim Cook said in a recent interview to CNBC. According to a fairly old report from Bloomberg, the new pair of earbuds are also going to be waterproof and house better Bluetooth connectivity than their predecessors, thanks to the inclusion of the W2 chip. The same chipset has also been used onboard the Apple Watch Series 3. © Apple Lastly, the AirPods 2 are expected to have wireless charging capabilities. Since the launch of the iPhone 8, Apple has committed itself to going completely wireless. Though, the company still hasn't been able to launch the AirPower mat that can charge multiple devices at once. Rumours suggest the brand could finally launch the AirPower mat along with the AirPods 2. Keep in mind, much of this is speculation and based on informal reports. There has been no official confirmation from Apple about the AirPods 2 development.
  23. It has been a really undesirable start to the year for Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, who have been extensively criticised for their sexist comments in a controversial episode of Karan Johar's talk show, 'Koffee With Karan'. They have been suspended by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) after the episode was aired on Hotstar. They have been trolled by the Mumbai Police, criticized by their teammates and shamed by former national players. But their misfortune doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon as the BCCI wants to make an example out of the two rather outspoken cricketers, as the Committee of Administration (CoA) is thinking about conducting a 'behavioural counselling session' for the Indian players. "The Indian senior team as well as the Emerging, A teams and U-19s will have behavioural counselling session at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). The course will deal with every aspect of a professional sportsperson's life. There will also be sessions on gender sensitivity," a senior BCCI official told the Press Trust of India. But is this idea of conducting A counselling session nothing more than just a way to make a statement out of Pandya and Rahul, or could it turn out to be a lot more important than we think it to be? When you think about it, a professional sportsperson's life is exceedingly dynamic. The travelling, time away from family, bad form, injuries and a lot of other aspects that an athlete goes through during his professional career, can take a toll on their psyche. Especially for the Indian amateurs, who, with the success of the Indian Premier League, basically owned crores of rupees overnight after the auction, may find these sessions useful in terms of managing their lives amongst all the fame and fortune. Brrrrrrruuuaaaaaa! Welcome to the squad, Prabhsimran!#KXIP #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #SaddaSquad #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/YT50kIqZEU — Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) December 18, 2018 "Players like 17-year-old Prabh Simran Singh (Rs 4.8 crore for KXIP) or Prayas Ray Burman (Rs 1.6 crore for RCB) have become overnight millionaires even before playing a single Ranji match. There should be life coaches, who would counsel them," expressed a former Indian cricketer. As far as Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are concerned, they will attend the session as a part of the main roster and as centrally contracted cricketers.
  24. Xiaomi has been constantly launching new phones in the Indian market and its aggressive stance has already won it the number one spot in terms of sales. The brand has managed to create a name for itself in the budget and midrange segment and now intends to double down on its efforts. 2018 witnessed the launch of new phones from every brand, every couple of months. The Redmi Note X Pro line-up has been extremely successful in the country, followed by Android One powered Mi AX series. Now, we're looking forward to the Redmi Note 7, and Note 7 Pro. The company also has a third device in the making, more on that later. © Xiaomi / Redmi Note 7 Redmi is now a separate sub-brand of Xiaomi and its first phone is the Redmi Note 7 that has already been launched in China. The Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2340x1080 pixels) display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC paired with 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB RAM options along with 32GB and 64GB storage options. On the rear is a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor along with a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The front has a 13-megapixel shooter for selfies. It's powered by a 4000mAh battery along with Quick Charge 4 support. © Xiaomi / Redmi Note 7 The Redmi Note 7 Pro hasn't been officially announced yet, but we do know it'll pack a 48-megapixel lens on the rear and will be powered by Snapdragon 675 SoC. There is a possibility Xiaomi may use an AMOLED panel on this phone. Lastly, a third phone dubbed the "Redmi Go" shall be launching along with the other two. According to leakster Ishan (https://twitter.com/ishanagarwal24/status/1086550767014760448), the three phones shall be launched together in the first quarter of 2019. While the information on Redmi Go's specifications is scarce, it's sure to be an entry-level phone running on Android Go. © Xiaomi / Redmi Note 7 Android Go is a highly optimized OS built for phones with less than 1GB RAM. The Go edition also comes with a flurry of new optimized Google apps that are light on both memory and storage. These include Google Go, Google Assistant Go, and Files Go, among many others. Google Go redesigns Google Search, reducing the search-as-you-type app to its bare essentials; this Lite version weighs in at less than 5MB in size. © YouTube The Redmi Note 7 currently retails for CNY 999 (Rs 10,500) in China for the 3GB+32GB variant and CNY 1,199 (Rs 12,000) for 4GB+64GB option. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is rumoured to cost around Rs 16,000 and the Redmi Go is expected to cost around Rs 5,000. Keep in mind, these are early reports and not the official pricing
  25. The first trailer of 'Spiderman: Far From Home' dropped a couple of days ago, and it was the perfect distraction from all the incessant worrying that we have been doing about the fate of literally everyone in 'Avengers: Endgame'. However, Tony Stark's absence from the trailer did not help, with everyone already crying about his death, which people think is quite evident after this trailer, when it's actually not. But, we all have been on the internet long enough to know that the only way people online deal with emotions or excitement is memes, every time, without fail. So, obviously, a huge new trailer is the perfect meme opportunity. From ignoring all the apparent clues about Tony's death to finding even better reactions to that hilarious Happy-Aunt May interaction, here's how Twitter reacted to the trailer. Before that, on an unrelated note, here's the international trailer with some extra scenes in case you haven't seen it yet. Now, back to the memes! Same energy. Nick Fury waiting for peter to get back to his room so he can talk to him and shoot Ned with a dart #SpiderManFarFromHome pic.twitter.com/FmiS2U0Dbl — peyton (@murdockxcastle) January 15, 2019 There's no evidence, but it's still funny. #SpiderManFarFromHome People: Here is the evidence that Tony Stark is dead. Me: pic.twitter.com/6aeEOiN5Tk — The Marvel Fandom (@TheMarvelFandom) January 15, 2019 Jake Gyllenhaal looks so good here. First look at Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in #SpiderManFarFromHome pic.twitter.com/QNsMYiUGFB — Taran Spruell (@i_r_Taran) January 15, 2019 Peter Parker is an Avengers stan. peter parker heard locals talk about thor and tony and the stan popped out in him to listen carefully. the stan representation! ð¤§ð¤ pic.twitter.com/pxUQd4Ko2g — liz (@peterstarrk) January 15, 2019 What's happening? Happy Hogan: is that a new dress Aunt May: yeah how'd you know? Peter: pic.twitter.com/GNjmDk1rCR — sá´á´á´Ê (@fuckn_marvel) January 15, 2019 It looks so good! Everyone's hyped up about the Stealth Suit in #SpiderManFarFromHome, but Ned's back with the Confidence Hat! pic.twitter.com/NBbvLdt6YV — Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) January 15, 2019 Please let this be the third Spiderman movie. following the naming convention of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, I hope the third one is Spider-Man: Home Alone and it's just Peter on his own trying to protect the Avengers compound from the Sinister Six with complex, web-based traps. — Kieran Shiach ðð» (@KingImpulse) January 15, 2019 “Sup dickwad” Flash Thompson with Spider-Man vs Flash Thompson with Peter Parker pic.twitter.com/ovpp4fo5Fv — ð²ððð ð¾ððððð-ð¸ðð ð¸(@tinyspiderlegs) January 15, 2019 I triple dare you. Say "What" Again, Peter Parker. I Double Dare You. #SpiderManFarFromHome pic.twitter.com/3mb2ZViKAa — Charlie Schneider (@AwesomEmergency) January 15, 2019 Why is this so accurate? áµáµáµáµÊ³ áµáµÊ³áµáµÊ³ Ê°áµÊ³áµ áµáµ áµá¶¦á¶áµ áµáµ áµ áµáµË¢Ë¢áµáµÊ³áµ áµË¡áµáµË¢áµ — ð¤ððªðð (@thornadio) January 15, 2019 Judge away. peter parker silently judging you pic.twitter.com/r8zQoFwwWf — nay ð¤ð¼ | 169 (@aquatcm) January 15, 2019 He most definitely will. “Tony will hear about this” face #SpiderManFarFromHome pic.twitter.com/sN2czQwQ0o — ð³ð¼ð´ð¶ðº â²ð¦â³ (@bluespringx) January 15, 2019 Totally fine. peter's friends watching every city they visit getting destroyed the moment they walk in #SpiderManFarFromHome pic.twitter.com/5IuvyiE5yH — *âË stef â¹â¹ ︽âµï¸½ (@CAPTAlNERD) January 15, 2019 So wholesome. AUNT MAY BEING SUPPORTIVE OF PETER BEING SPIDERMAN? MJ AND PETER FLIRTING? PETER MEETING NICK FURY? MYSTERIO WITH A FISHBOWL HELMET? pic.twitter.com/8PuMaITxta — joanne (@hiddlestomas) January 15, 2019 Watch the video, trust me you won't regret it. #SpiderManFarFromHome Peter Parker when nick fury shows up in his room pic.twitter.com/KkilpsEKet — UltraInstinct (@shanshan888888) January 15, 2019 Yep. “peter parker here to pick up a passport please” pic.twitter.com/lrJfHDJOes — emma (@spideytom) January 15, 2019 Technically, it was just “what the f...” aunt may went from 'what the ****' to 'don't forget to pack your suit' real quick — Nouraâ¡áµÌ* (@scintillantom) January 15, 2019 Looks really good. Spider-Man looks great for a PILE OF ASHES WTF — DONNY CATES (@Doncates) January 15, 2019 Does this also mean that Tony will come to save the day? can't wait for the version of this scene in #farfromehome except Peter "Spider-Man" Parker is reattaching the UK to Europe pic.twitter.com/N9wqzfr91p — Rob DenBleyker (@RobDenBleyker) January 15, 2019 Exactly the same. If someone has already done this I'm so sorry! #spidermanfarfromhome pic.twitter.com/ce6sIa7C49 — Holly Ramshaw (@hollyramshaww) January 16, 2019 Looks like Happy makes her happy. Aunt May and Happy? ððð¦ð¤£ð .#spiderman #spidermanintothespiderverse #intothespiderverse #marvel #mcu #nerd #animatedmovie #peterparker #milesmorales pic.twitter.com/xy35mwbbvF — Flyingsuperherokingdom (@Flyingsuperher1) January 17, 2019 Everyone can go home now. I think Aunt May wins the #10yearchallenge! #funny #memes #spiderman #auntmay #tenyearchallenge pic.twitter.com/0kzzy5LsjH — Mihai Rotar (@mihairotar) January 16, 2019
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