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  1. If you have a beer belly bulge that you're not very proud of, then you've come to the right place. The annoying commute of everyday life might leave you with no time to work out and take care of yourself. This means you might end up with racoon eyes and a particular bulge that you're not very proud of. While long term solutions might range from taking care of yourself, your skin and adopting a healthy work out sesh, the short term solution is simple, which is to dress in a way that completely hides the bulge. Here's how you can do that. 1. The Posture Matters © livestrong Firstly, before we start telling you what to wear and what to avoid, you need to get your body posture right because that greatly impacts the visibility of your bulges. So nix crouching and slouching like a couch potato and start sitting up straight and standing upright. 2. Nix Tight Fitted Clothes © manhoodtv If you've gained weight recently, it possibly also means you've outgrown your current size that you wear in clothes which means you should nix wearing tight fitted clothing. It's time to get your sizes right and wear the right size that helps hide the belly. So avoid wearing those tight tees that highlight your belly or tees and that lift from the back when you sit or bend and display your handles. It's really that simple. 3. Nix Extremely Loose-Fitted Clothes Also © Getty images At the same time, you don't want to wear extremely loose fitted clothes also. These can be counterproductive in the sense that they exaggerate body fat instead of hiding it. It's very important to get measured and stick to your size. 4. Stop Believing In Myths About Belly Fat © Getty images You can pull off anything as long as it suits your body. It's a myth that light colours won't suit you. If you get the right size of these colours and combine it with a fitted counterpart, they will definitely work. For example, a light blue shirt would work for you if you pair fitted trousers with it. However, if either of the sizes is off, the pair can be counterproductive. 5. Always Choose Mid-Rise © Getty images When buying trousers, choose mid-rise that fits well around your navel. This will attempt to conceal your belly fat by pressing it in. 6. Layering Helps © Getty images You must've heard this one before but layering is a really good technique to conceal belly fat. So, a shirt over a t-shirt or a scarf in the Summer work great. In the Winter, choose shrugs, jackets, long coats that streamline your figure and conceal the fat.
  2. So, you just got inked. That's great! But, you can't stop there. You need to tediously follow the aftercare tips so that the skin underneath your tat stays healthy. This way your tattoo's going to sustain in its glory in years to come. 1. Follow The Sacred Advice By Your Tattoo Artist The aftercare instructions vary from studio to studio. It's important to follow the instructions that your artist gives you. Some places also give a printed leaflet. Follow the rules like the Gospel. 2. Gently Wash Your Tattoo With Water The most common advice you'll get is to cover your tattoo for 2-5 hours, then gently washing it with lukewarm water and mild soap. © Japanese tattooz 3. Apply A Thin Layer Of Moisturizing Cream You should apply a thin layer of unscented moisturizing cream and cover with a clingfilm or gauze to recover. Repeat the process over 3-5 days. © authentik 4. Avoid The Harsh Sun Rays Healed tattoos under the exposure of the sun tend to fade away. Make sure your skin is lathered with sunscreen to avoid direct exposure. 5. Be Patient With The Healing Time The healing time varies from a few days for a small tattoo to months if it's large and complex. Take intense care of your tattoo until your artist demands it. Go for routine check-ups and steer clear from routine check-ups. © artsyparlour 6. Don't Scratch The Tat No matter how strong the urge, do not scratch the tattoo. It can do two things: first, affect the tattoo and might spoil it and second, transfers germs. Your skin is especially fragile after getting a tattoo. So you have to consciously stop your urge to scratch. 7. Go For Touch Ups Ink in tats might sometimes fade on its own. Don't shy away from going for touch-ups. Any way a tattoo studio's reputation relies on its work. So, normally you can easily get complimentary touch-ups.
  3. Given my passion for both writing and acting, I'm aware that every good movie has five essential elements – the characters, the setting, the conflict, the climax and finally the resolution. I recently got my hands on an Amazon Echo and it's made my life nothing short of a sci-fi drama film. The Character: A technologically-challenged guy like me is an exception in this Age of Connectivity. Blame my generation – I grew up in the 90s when the most advanced gadget out there was the Walkman. The Setting: Here I am now – introduced to the Amazon Echo. It's like my grandmother using a smartphone. Actually not really, because even she's better with technology than me. Every time I get a new gadget, my hands tremble. Technology has always made me nervous, really nervous. © MensXP/Rhea Dabas The Conflict: Being an actor, my days can be very hectic. Add to that my complete lack of organisational skills, and you have absolute madness, Monday to Friday. Trying to get the best of working hard and playing harder, balancing between multiple gadgets – life is really not that simple. The Climax: Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant, comes in as a saviour with timely reminders, alarms and calendars. But what intrigued me the most, were the insanely cool Smart Home features that she supports. Through the Alexa app, I simply had to enable the specific skills for my smart devices, pair it with my Echo and just let Alexa take control (Frightening? Not really. Insanely cool? Most definitely). © MensXP The Resolution: Setting up my Smart Home with Alexa was as simple as – 'lights, camera, action.' Lights: If vegetating on weekends is your favourite hobby, Amazon Echo might just spoil you silly. If you have smart lights installed in your house, you could actually control them hands-free. Besides turning them on or off, you can even change the brightness or alter the colours too. It's time to replace those dingy, old LED tubes and go “Alexa, reduce brightness to 60%.” © MensXP Camera: For someone like me, who's used to the old-school life, this was futuristic. If you have the Echo Spot, you could even see live feeds from any Alexa-compatible camera. If not, Alexa on your phone also works Action: Imagine not having to wake up one hour in advance to switch on the damn geyser during cold January mornings just with some Smart Plugs. You can use the Oakter Smart Plug to switch on the geyser and with Smart Voice Remotes such as OakRemote or Broadlink, you don't even need to fumble around to control your AC or the TV. Ask, and Alexa shall deliver. The only problem here, though, is that Alexa is going to have a tough time deciding who to listen to – me or my mother. Alexa works on voice requests, and she is definitely a good listener. I say that because if with the TV blaring and the cacophony of the kitchen, she could hear me through all that chaos, she can definitely be a great host. © MensXP/Rhea Dabas As much as the little kid in me loves the feel of a new gadget, the adult in me is seeing himself becoming more efficient and organised with work and play. I suppose you could say that I lived happily ever after. The END…
  4. The previously rumoured smart battery case by Apple is now officially a reality and Apple launched it quietly on its website today. The Smart Battery Case works only with the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR and can extend the battery life to as much as 39 hours of talk time on the XR with 21 hours of internet use. The cool thing about the new smart case is that it supports wireless charging as well which you don't need to plug it in with the charging cable. © MensXP The new Smart Battery Case is compatible with Qi-certified chargers, enabling users to wirelessly charge iPhone and the battery case separately or simultaneously, and can also charge via Lightning cable or fast charge with USB-PD compatible chargers. The Smart battery case is also integrated with iOS meaning you will be able to see the case's battery status on the lock screen and even in the notification center. The case is available in two colours i,e, black and white and will cost $129. As of now, it's not certain how much it will cost in India however we should soon see it at official Apple retailers. © Apple Apple has not sold a Smart Battery Case for the iPhone since the company introduced iPhone 7 and it probably had to do with wireless charging on future iPhones. The new smart case follows the same design as previous battery cases that have the noticeable hump at the back. Even though it looks visually appealing, personally we would have preferred a design that would be uniform and would use the entire length of the case.
  5. Setting up LED light strips is not something new as gamers have been using this technique for their setups for a while. However, with home automation becoming more accessible and IFTTT is advancing at a rapid pace to make it more affordable. You can control lights from your smartphone and change colours with infinite possibilities. You can setup different moods, lighting effects and scenes straight from the palm of your hand. Currently, the only two reliable brands that sell smart LED light strips in India are Phillips and Yeelight. I chose the latter to set up my room because it costs exactly half as much as the Phillips Hue light strip. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Yeelight Aurora Smart LED Light strip costs Rs 3,200 in India while the Phillips equivalent costs Rs 6,000. Of course, I would end up using the cheaper option because it does the same exact job for cheaper. You can always use other light strips from other brands; however, we aren't sure about whether their ecosystems or even their apps are reliable. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla A smart LED strip can be used for various purposes, such as lighting up the back end of a TV/Monitor so that it reduces eye strain. We can even use these light strips for indoor decorations during parties or for festivals like Diwali. What's cool is that you can even sync the Yeelight Smart LED Light strip with some of their other lighting products to get that uniform look. The Yeelight lightstrip supports 16 million colors and goes up to 140 lumens, which results in better illumination at a really affordable price. How To Set It Up Setting up the Yeelight Smart LED light strip is quite simple and straight forward. You will need to follow these steps below to get started: 1. Download the Yeelight app on your Android/iOS device. 2. Launch the app to see your listed products i.e. the Yeelight Smart LED Light strip. 3. Follow instructions to pair your device and light strips using Wi-FI and Bluetooth 4. If you need to reset your Yeelight LED Light strip, follow this instructional video below: 5. You're now ready to use the light strip How To Customise Colours And Set Scenes Once you're all setup, you can change the colours of your light strip according to your liking. I chose the colour red as all my PC components were also using the same hue and I like uniformity in my workspace. All you need to do is go to the device page, tap on your product and then select your colour to your liking. You can even change the brightness level to your liking, this comes in handy when you're watching a movie or having a date night. © Akshay Bhalla If you don't want to manually change colours every single time, you can also setup scenes so that you don't have to manually tap on a colour each time. You can also add lighting effects/moods in scenes such as a sunrise effect or night mode. In my party scene, I've setup a yellow light that would flicker like a candle. You can also customise the number of times you want the light to flicker and the duration in the customisations tab. As we said before, lighting effects are limitless if you know what you're doing. Automation The great thing about the Yeelight Smart LED that is compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Echo. It even works with Siri Shortcuts if you are an iPhone that works similarly to aforementioned voice assistants. Here's how you set it up with Google Assistant Open the Google Home app and tap on the Add icon. Select Set up device Works with Google and search for Yeelight. Tap on it to open the Xiaomi login page. This action will link your Xiaomi account and your Google Home account. Sign in using the same credentials that you used to sign-in to your Yeelights app. Assign the Yeelight Smart Light strip to a room Give a nickname if you want to use your own phrase Siri Shortcuts © Akshay Bhalla Siri Shortcuts work only after you setup a scene on the Yeelight app. After setting up you can add a Siri Shortcut straight from the Yeelight App and it will ask you record your phrase. Since I have two scenes setup, I've recorded my phrases as “Turn on Gaming Lights”or “Turn on Party Lights”. So there you have it, you can now have super cool looking room that is completely automated. You can always use cheaper LED light strips that come with a remote to change colours. However, since these aren't compatible with Digital voice assistants or have IFTTT support, you will be limited to using single colours and lack customisation options.
  6. Smart shoes are going to be the next big thing in smart wearables and Nike unveiled the Adapt BB, a shoe that can lace itself and can be controlled via an app. It's called the Adapt BB and can be used to track activity and even customisation. It connects with the Nike Adapt app on smartphones which can be used to control the shoe for different types of fitting. © Nike The app enables the wearer to customise the fit of the shoe by tightening and loosening it up giving it a true custom fit for a user. The smart shoe is an extension of Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0 show which was the company's first multipurpose performance shoe. © Nike Nike details in its press note on how the smart features can be used: “We picked basketball as the first sport for Nike Adapt intentionally because of the demands that athletes put on their shoes. During a normal basketball game the athlete's foot changes and the ability to quickly change your fit by loosening your shoe to increase blood flow and then tighten again for performance is a key element that we believe will improve the athlete's experience,” says Eric Avar, Nike VP Creative Director of Innovation. How Does It Work? When one slips in their foot, the Nike Adapt BB's custom motor and great senses the amount of tension that's needed by the foot. It then tightens itself and adjust the fit according to the foot of the user. Even though these kicks don't use traditional laces, it sort of laces itself for the user. Nike says “the tensile strength of the underfoot lacing is able to pull 32 pounds of force (roughly equal to that of a standard parachute cord) to secure the foot throughout a range of movement.” © Nike Users can then adjust the shoe according to their own preference depending on what activity they will be performing. For example, a player can loosen up the show either manually or from the app while relaxing during a break. Before re-entering the court, a user can tighten up the fit according to his/her preference. The technology on the shoe can also be updated via firmware upgrades on the app and in theory upgrade its capabilities. The Nike Adapt BB will cost $350 (Rs 25,000 approx), which is quite reasonable as previous iterations cost upwards of $700. The smart shoe is expected to launch next month and its India pricing and availability details are yet to be announced.
  7. One of the most annoying things about travelling is lugging around your suitcases at Airports. You need to carry it everywhere with you and sometimes, it's a major cause for fatigue. However, now this could become a thing of the past, as this new 'smart suitcase' is designed to follow you and can also avoid collisions with obstacles on its own accord. © Ovis The smart suitcase is made by a Chinese company called ForwardX and is known as Ovis. It was unveiled last year at CES and has come back to the show with some major improvements. It uses an array of sensors that allow it to follow or stay by the side of its owner. These sensors also aid the suitcase in avoiding collisions with obstacles or other people. It works using Artificial Intelligence to ensure that the suitcase is never left behind too far. You even switch to the manual mode in case you need to take it through security, escalators and stairs. © Ovis The suitcase even has GPS tracking embedded, so that owners can track Ovis if misplaced. Ovis is also approved by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) which makes it easier for travellers to use on flights, however, it still depends on various airlines whether they allow it on their aircraft or not. In the event of losing the suitcase, the Ovis comes with a smart wristband that vibrates when your luggage is more than 2m away. That's a neat feature that comes in handy, as there can be instances where the smart suitcase could fall or when it runs out of battery. The suitcase is expected to be available in the first half of 2019 with a retail price of $799 (Rs 56,420).
  8. For months we've all seen a war waging between PewDiePie fans and T-Series supporters on YouTube. It all started when PewDiePie announced his channel will soon lose the "Most Subscribed" award to T-Series. This didn't go down particularly well with the community, and we've seen users abusing and trolling on almost every other YouTube comment section. For PewDiePie supporters, the rise of T-Series is against "solo creators" or "amateur content producers" since the Indian music company basically has the power of Bollywood. One creator going up against a full industry is a rare sight, and PewDiePie's fans don't want him to lose the title so soon. © YouTube Now, PewDiePie's fans have taken things to a whole new level. Hackers are taking over Chromecasts, Smart TVs, and Google Home devices in an effort to increase the subscriber count of the YouTuber. The hack attack, which began Wednesday morning, took advantage of badly configured routers to find streaming devices exposed to the public internet. Once found this way, the hackers renamed the device's Wi-Fi name, and then attempted to play a PewDiePie YouTube video. © YouTube/TheHackerGiraffe By forcing devices to play a PewDiePie video, the hackers threw their weight behind the “Subscribe to PewDiePie” campaign. A hacker duo known as HackerGiraffe and j3ws3r is claiming responsibility and explains the process on a website devoted to the hack. This unauthorized Casting is due to bad UPnP implementations on some routers that expose “every internal port by default.” As a result of this access, the annoying YouTube video has been viewed more than 4,000 times as of Wednesday evening. © CNET “We want to help you, and also our favorite YouTubers (particularly PewDiePie),” a statement by the duo said. “We're only trying to protect you and inform you of this before someone takes real advantage of it.” It's worth noting that the attackers technically didn't “hack” Chromecast devices. Instead, they just made use of badly configured routers, which allowed them to effectively pretend that they were on the network. HackerGiraffe said that he has not received any direct messages from PewDiePie throughout his endeavors. PewDiePie, however, thanked the hacker in a tweet on Wednesday for “doing God's work.”
  9. If you have been serious about getting in shape and have not done anything yet, there is a good chance that you will take a New Year's resolution to get fit. Most likely, you are not new to this. You are a re-resolutioner. It has worked like this in the past: 1. You took a New Year's resolution. 2. You bought a gym membership. 3. You kept an alarm for 6 AM in the morning. 4. You exercised at the gym religiously for a couple of weeks. The 'no days off' crew. 5. Your resolution is over. Fitness resolution? What's that? You know why does this happen? It is ALL YOUR FAULT. You tend to take things to the extreme and burn out quick. Here is how you can stick to your resolution in 2019 and get in shape: 1. Set Smaller Goals Say you have 30 kilos to lose. And you start with that goal. You will feel disheartened at every step of the journey as you will check your weight every time and you won't be 30 kilos lighter. It is because you compare your progress to your goals too often. So set a goal of 1 kilo per time. Achieve it, move to the next one kilo. The eventual result can be of 30 kilos. But it should NOT be your goal right away. © Unsplash 2. One Step At A Time With The Gym Got a gym membership and you are a player of the team 'No Days Off' already? The funny part is that you have not even been to the gym seven times in the past month and now, all of a sudden, you want to be in the gym seven days a week? You will be sore. You will be tired. You will be exhausted. And you will give up. Start with 2-3 sessions per week. After a couple of weeks, move it to 4 sessions per week. If your goal is to get lean and get in good shape, 4 to 5 sessions per week are more than enough. 3. Diet Smart Clean eating is a major fail. You were gulping alcohol and hogging cake all through December. All of a sudden, you are #eatclean? Stop taking your diet to the extremes. What matters for weight loss is you being in a caloric deficit. Adequate protein intake and weight training if you would like to look muscular and lean! Focus on total calorie intake for the day and adequate protein. I am not saying food quality does not matter. It does. Eat majorly unprocessed foods and pick nutrient-dense options. Eat the things you like at times. Do not make it an on diet or off diet affair. It is plain stupid. © Unsplash 4. Work With A Professional If you wanted to be a professional cricketer, would you keep playing gully cricket or go to an academy and work with a coach? I am pretty sure you are smart enough to choose the latter. Do the same with your fitness goals. Instead of just doing trial and error all the time, work with a coach! Someone who has a track record of providing results and they talk sense. Some examples of nonsense: . You need drugs or certain fat loss pills. . You need to go on liquid or detox diets. . You should not eat carbs after 6 pm. . You need to confuse your muscles. . You need special supplements or BCAAs. . You need to do light weight more reps for fat loss and heavyweight fewer reps for muscle building. If they say any of the above, save your money. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  10. Every day at least a million searches happen on the internet with the query 'How to lose weight quickly?' or 'How to lose 10 kilos in 30 days?' If you have seen pirate movies, you remember the situation with the hostage where on one end, it is the pirate with a sword pointing towards the spine of the hostage. On the other, it is the sharks waiting to tear the hostage's body to shreds as soon as their reflection touches the water. This is exactly the situation of fat people and fad diets. They just fail to recognize the pirate or the sharks here. © Thinkstock These fad diets usually go with the same vicious circles. Do extreme things, lose some weight, go back to the fattening lifestyle, gain all the weight again. Repeat. All these fad diets have a few characteristics in common. Use this list as a bullshit filter the next time you see a miraculous diet pop up in the dieting circles: 1. The diet categorizes food items into good and bad. It issues a list of foods that one should avoid at all costs and a list of foods one can keep hogging all day, without any quantity control as those foods fall into the good food list. 2. It enforces nutrition guidelines on an individual and states that it is the only way they will ever get results. If they do not accept this, they are doomed and bound to stay fat. 3. The diet does not care for individualization or respects one's individual food preferences. It is either the fad way or the highway. 4. It promises rapid results without listing possible downsides, the harmful effects or health implications of the same. © Pinterest 5. The diet requires an individual to purchase particular products, food supplements, or proprietary blends suggesting they will enhance the efficacy of the diet. 6. It cuts out an entire food group or a class of macronutrient from one's diets. 7. It demonizes food items that are generally considered healthy in the community. For example, fruits and vegetables. 8. It relies heavily on user testimonials and targets the emotions of the target audience than relying on scientific data or literature. 9. It falls short of completing the essential nutrients in one's diet. 10. It states that it is easy to follow but does not provide any sustainability making people follow a binary approach of all or nothing. 11. Makes claims of its effectiveness by suggesting certain public figures like doctors or celebrities or politicians who use it and hence it applies to every individual. 12. The dietary approach lacks consistent scientific literature supporting its claims. © YouTube The next time you see a pop-up ad on your web browser or a particular fitness guru or a fitness group suggesting that they have a way of dieting that will help you shed an X amount of weight almost instantaneously, use these pointers to filter out the bullshit. And if you want to seriously follow a plan that gives results and at the same time preserves your sanity, do give this piece a read. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  11. Fitness trackers have become mainstream in the last few years and with technology advancing, we see them getting cheaper as well as more powerful. Wearable technology is undoubtedly the future and brands are scrambling to develop accessories that can find practical usage in our life. We've already seen smart glasses, smart clothing, in-body RFID chips, smart shoes, and more. What's interesting is, wearable technology simply isn't new. There have been numerous prototypes and limited consumers products going back to the '90s. One prime example is the Puma RS-Computer, a running shoe produced in limited quantity by the athletic goods maker way back in 1986. © Puma In 1986, the Running System (RS) Computer Shoe housed a not-so-small computer system at the rear. It could measure speed, distance, and calories burned. Runners had to then connect the shoe via a 16-pin connector to any Apple IIE, Commodore 64, or IBM PC to view their data. Puma is bringing back the 1986 RS-Computer but you no longer need a computer from the '80s to access the data. The new edition will look the same as the 1986 version but has a technologically updated interface. They now pack a three-axis accelerometer, enough memory to store a full month's worth of exercise data, wireless Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port for charging. © Puma To keep the retro feel alive, the modern app gets a retro finish with 8-bit style graphics and even has an 8-bit game inside it. Puma is keeping the look of the original shoes, right down to the protruding heel and the colors. "The 2018 iteration has new technology but replicates the original experience," Puma says. © Puma Adidas too had released similar shoes called the Micropacer in 1984. They didn't connect to a computer though, a small screen on the shoe tongue displayed all the compiled data. The company says it will be making only 86 pairs that will be sold online and at Puma stores in Berlin, Tokyo, and London, as well as KITH retailers. Unfortunately, the pricing hasn't been announced yet.
  12. As technology takes over more and more aspects of our life, it comes as no surprise that wearables are no longer limited to just smartwatches or smart wallets, but also include smart clothing that looks trendy and is a part of our day to day life. The Levi's Commuter jacket is a part of Google's Project Jacquard and is one of the first pieces of smart clothing available for consumers. The iconic bomber jacket combines Google's engineering efforts to bring wearables to the masses. © Levi's The Levi's Commuter jacket has Google's smart fabric woven in and has a bunch of smart features that can be triggered by gestures. The cuffs are touch sensitive, and with a simple brush or a swipe, you can control your music playback, turn on navigation and even respond to calls or texts without needing to touch your phone. All of this is achieved by a Snap Tag built inside the jacket, which connects to your phone with Bluetooth Low Energy and can be set up by using an app. Another feature called Always Together will ensure that you do not leave your phone or your jacket behind and will ring and flash if you happen to leave one of them behind. Considering how expensive phones have gotten, this could offer some peace of mind. © Levi's "You can use Always Together to make sure you do not leave behind your Jacquard Jacket or phone behind. When your phone and your jacket are separated, you will receive an alert on your phone. Your Snap Tag will also light up and vibrate" Google says. Talking about the jacket itself, it is a denim finish made of 100 percent cotton. The left sleeve has a pocket for easy access to the Snap Tag. It is not meant for extreme rough use as it can withstand only about 10 washes, of course, with the Snap Tag removed. The jacket costs US$ 350 which is about INR 25,000. A little pricey for something that you can do with a simple smartwatch or a fitness tracker. Though this is just among the first generation smart clothing and we expect to see more fashion labels get on board in the coming years.
  13. Despite his struggles with the willow, Mahendra Singh Dhoni continues to be a vital cog for the Indian cricket team in limited-overs cricket. While his brilliant glovework behind the stumps continues to brand him as one of the best wicket-keepers in the business, his know-how of the game still allows him to set the field and give valuable advice to the bowlers. Dhoni may no longer be the Team India captain, but Virat Kohli trusts his experience so much that he blindly backs the Jharkhand cricketer's calls for the Decision Review System (DRS). And, going by Dhoni's knack for getting the DRS right, not many dare to question the former Indian captain on the DRS calls. © BCCL But, the fifth and final ODI between India and West Indies saw one man, not only questioning Dhoni's judgement, but eventually proving the master tactician wrong on the DRS call. Ravindra Jadeja, who shares a close bond and good rapport with Dhoni, trumped the 37-year-old on a review that impressed everyone, including MSD. It was the 16th over of West Indies' innings when Shimron Hetmyer got struck on the pad close to the stumps. Jadeja and his teammates immediately went up in appeal, but umpire Anil Chaudhary denied the appeal. While Kohli and Dhoni were still mulling the idea of going for a review, Jadeja was convinced that the on-field umpire got it wrong. Dhoni was not sure but Sir Jadeja says it's out. Jaddu supersedes Dhoni and it's hitting the stumps. A reluctant review pays off. pic.twitter.com/IXdINbkqQ7 — This is HUGE! (@ghanta_10) November 1, 2018 Though Dhoni was convinced that it was not worth a review, Jadeja remained adamant that they bring third umpire Ian Gould into play. In a bid to avoid wasting a review, Dhoni even yelled at Jadeja for not forcing the third umpire's intervention. But, the Saurashtra cricketer insisted Kohli to go for a review after their animated discussion. Going against Dhoni, especially on DRS, is not something anyone recommends, but the replays suggested that Jadeja was indeed right on his call. The ball had pitched in line, beating the bat to hit Hetmyer right in front of the stumps and the hawk-eye suggested that it would have gone on to hit the middle stump. As soon as the replays confirmed Hetmyer's dismissal, the Indian fans cheered in the stands and Dhoni, for once, chuckled for being proved wrong. Boasting an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series, Team India didn't break a sweat to clinch a nine-wicket win against the Windies in the final ODI. While Windies' mediocre total of 104 runs - thanks to Jadeja's four-wicket haul - was never going to be a problem for a strong batting side like India, the sublime form of Rohit Sharma (63*) and Kohli (33*) ensured India finished the ODI series in style, with a 3-1 win.
  14. Nothing like the festive season to buy a smartphone! The market is buzzing with multiple offers on the best smartphones and new models are being launched in the market- the one in question being the Honor 8X. Recently launched in the Indian market to make the most of the festive season, the Honor 8X promises to be everything Indian users want- a high-performance smartphone that is easy on the pocket! So, let's get you up-to-date with the new all-rounder in the market, the Honor 8X and its features: Android Central Sophisticated Design Minimalist and millennial – keywords that define the Honor 8X design. The display is made of an aurora glass body and thin bottom border using an innovative chip-on-film technology. Adding to its elegant and smooth look and feel is a metal middle frame that adopts a 2.5D double texture aurora glass body with a grating effect. Focus On Performance First Being the first in the Honor series, Honor 8X offers a powerful Octa-core Kirin 710 chipsets. The chipsets are manufactured by advanced 12nm process technology with 4 x 2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 and 4 x 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 cores. The CPU's single-core performance represents an increase of 75% compared to the previous generation. Focusing on performance, the chipsets are enhanced by the revolutionary GPU turbo to optimize the mobile gaming experience. Powered by the 2.2GHz octa-core processor, the phone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded up to 256 GB with a microSD card. Screen & Display Offering a 91% screen-to-body ratio, the Honor 8X features a 6.5-inch full-view notch display. Appealing to the 'Netflix & Chill' generation, the display is improved using advanced chip-on-film technology and a full view display 2.0. The phone boasts of a touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels at a PPI of 396 pixels per inch. Android Headlines AI Camera For Your Clicks Making the most of Artificial Intelligence, the Honor 8X comes with a high definition dual 20 MP + 2MP rear camera and a 16 MP front-facing camera. The AI camera can recognize over 500 scenarios in 22 categories, and optimize settings and enhance photo quality based on what users are shooting, producing breathtaking photos. The smartphone uses AI to produce beautiful night shots by using multi-frame stabilization technology based on machine learning. Now, the user can be a professional photographer by using enhanced portrait mode, which provides a natural bokeh effect and true skin tone. It takes the perfect selfie as the new 4 Cell fusion is incorporated in the 16MP front camera, which is 4 times bigger than before and the aggregated pixel allows 2 times more light to go through. Honor 8X's super slow-motion feature can record videos at 16x slow motion (480fps) and with augmented reality (AR) effect, the camera can produce interesting group photos, creating an AR mask and background changes. Mid-Range Price Point For those of us, who like to enjoy the best at a rational price point, the Honor 8X makes quite a case. Available for purchase in the market at Rs 16,999 for its 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, the phone also comes in a storage variant of 6GB RAM and 128GB storage for Rs 18,999.
  15. A few months back, Xiaomi launched the Mi Bluetooth Speaker in India and has been looking forward to expanding its smart home lineup in the country. The company has a wide range of smart home products in China and is slowly bringing them to India. In fact, the company has recently launched a new Mi Home Store in its Bengaluru office, where all these products are up for display. Today, the brand has launched its Mi Security Camera and Mi Air Purifier in India. The two have been launched alongside the Mi Band 3 and Mi TV 4A Pro. A dig at the market outside of smartphones is not new for Xiaomi, as it had previously launched the Mi Powerbank and even ball pens called Mi Rollerball Pen. © Xiaomi Starting with the Mi Security Camera, it is an affordable way to keep an eye on what's going on inside of your home. The Mi camera offers motion detection alerts and records motion events locally, which means you don't have to pay for cloud storage. The camera can be easily kept on a table or stuck to a wall, it has a wide angle lens that can capture 1080p video and provides up to 30 feet of black-and-white night video thanks to an infrared sensor. It also has inbuilt dual-band Wi-Fi circuitry (2.4GHz and 5GHz) along with a microphone. © Xiaomi The camera can be accessed from the Mi Home mobile app that is available for Android and iOS. It opens to a home screen that displays all connected cameras and with a single tap, the live feed will be available. The Mi Air Purifier is already available in India and with firecrackers going off everywhere, Diwali is a fitting occasion to introduce the budget-friendly Air Purifier 2S that comes with a high-precision laser sensor to improve response to contaminated air. © Xiaomi The Air Purifier 2S packs a dose of smarts you don't see in most competitors, such as Wi-fi connectivity and remote management from the Mi Home app. The fan never stops spinning unless you power the device down and Xiaomi says, the custom-made motor draws a mere 4.8 watts in normal operation. The addition of a small OLED display makes operations very convenient. The Mi Security Camera is priced at Rs 2,699 and will available from October 10th, while the Mi Air Purifier is priced at 8,999 and will available from tomorrow. © Xiaomi Xiaomi also launched a new Mi Suitcase that comes with a dual locking mechanism. The suitcase is ultra light and has been built keeping portability in mind. The metal casing is very thick and you'll know the bag can handle the rough flights and conveyor belts.
  16. OnePlus has been killing it in the smartphone segment for the past few years and the company will now expand their business model to TVs. OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau announced that the company is now working towards launching a Smart TV as early as next year and it will be called 'OnePlus TV'. © OnePlus In a press release, Lau said “As other consumer electronics have evolved and improved our lives, televisions have remained conventional and cumbersome. We bring inherent advantages to the industry, and with this new division, we're excited to explore the total connected user experience that can enhance everyday life.” Lau added “For most of us, there are four major environments we experience each day: the home, the workplace, the commute, and being on-the-move. The home - perhaps the most important environment experience - is just starting to enjoy the benefits of intelligent connectivity. Something that seems as simple as displaying the photos from your mobile phone to a television is still difficult to achieve. With the development of AI technology, our imagination is endless – and we are looking forward to the future.” © YouTube As of now, no details about the specs were made public however it is safe to assume that the 'OnePlus TV' will offer 4K/HDR resolution while keeping competition in mind. Affordable 4K smart TVs have suddenly become a huge market for manufacturers in India thanks to companies like Xiaomi, Thomson and others offering products at competitive prices. © YouTube OnePlus will also be looking to integrate their smartphones with the television in order to provide customers with a working ecosystem. The OnePlus TV is also touted to have an AI assistant however it has not been made clear whether it will feature Google Assistant or some other platform. OnePlus has been known to adopt a user-centric ethos that could be translated into the television division as well. We could expect the same premium offering at an affordable price from the company as we have come to expect from their smartphones. *main image for representation purposes only.
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