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  1. They say dreaming, and dreaming big, is our only way of moving towards a future that none of us have seen, but all of us have certain hopes for. There wouldn't be a single individual who hasn't ever thought about their future in a certain way, but it is also true that most of us fail to pursue that dreamy future, and put in the work that would turn it into a reality. But, like most things in our world, there are two types of people who must be taken into consideration even here. Because, what about those who put in all their sweat and blood to breathe fire to their dreams? They always deserve a special mention, don't they? © Jagran Jharkhand girl Manali Gupta happens to be one such young woman who inspired a million hearts with her most recent achievement. Manali is the Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) topper of class 12th Arts examinations held earlier this year. Manali scored an impressive 437 marks out of 500 in her finals. According to reports, she obtained 75 in English, 89 in Hindi, 90 in History, 92 in Geography and 91 in Economics, which makes it an aggregate of 87.4%. Awesome right? But wait until you learn her complete story. © Bharat Khabar Manali, who aims to serve her country by becoming an IAS officer in the future, is a daughter of daily wage electrician. Which means her father gets money only on the days he gets work. Can we imagine living and pursuing our dreams under similar circumstances, when even the chances of the next meal is uncertain on days? Yet, Manali persevered and worked hard day and night to get a step closer to her dreams, despite all the odds. “Since early age, I have a dream to become an IAS. This is why I took Arts after completion of matriculation,” Manali told the media. © Hindustan As for her next step, Manali plans to study her favourite subject Geography for graduation. Even with the many challenges that continue to look her in the face, Manali remembers to thank her parents for the success, “My parents laboured hard for my education. I would also like to give credit of my success to my teachers in school, as it was not possible without them.” Manali's school principal, Pramod Prakash Singh told the media that people in Patratu have lots of hope from her. He further added that despite belonging to a poor family, she continued her education and has set an example in the society.
  2. Alright, if you think you've seen all the crazy PUBG Mobile addiction stories, then just wait till you hear this one. Ready for it? So, a 19-year-old woman from Ahmedabad wants to leave her husband to go live with, wait for it, her new-found PUBG gaming partner. She started playing PUBG a few months ago and got hooked to the game. There's nothing wrong with gaming, but this woman is seriously addicted. She called up 181 Abhayam women helpline seeking help to get a divorce. Falguni Patel, a coordinator at Abhayam said, “The girl called 181 and told us that she wants to be at a women's observation home as it is not working out with her husband nor she wanted to go to her parents' home as they had taken away her cell phone”. But when she was told that she won't be allowed to use her mobile phone inside the home, she dropped the idea. Later, during a counselling session, she revealed that she wanted to move in with her gaming buddy who she met in-game while playing PUBG. Apparently, Counsellor Sonal Sagathiya advised the woman to reconsider her decision. She was told that this 'man', who she met online, wasn't predictable and she was also advised to give her extreme step a thought as she had a baby to take care of. © PUBG Obviously, as a helpline, the Abhayam counselors didn't force a decision on the woman. They just advised her and gave her alternate options to consider. Well, we just hope she did the right thing and decided to stay back with her husband and take care of the kid. This kind of addiction isn't anything new, as people have literally gotten arrested and even lost their lives while playing this game. While the game developer Tencent is taking active measures to save kids from addiction, we think even adults need to keep their usage in check. Source - Indian Express
  3. We love Mahendra Singh Dhoni and if you have been a regular reader of our stories, you would have an idea about how much we love him. A lot. We love him a lot. However, in this new video that surfaced online, Mahi takes some time off his busy cricketing schedule to share his plans after taking retirement from the cricketing world, which a lot of us are speculating to be immediately after the ICC World Cup 2019. “I wanted to share a secret with all of you,” the former Indian captain said in the video footage. “Right from when I was a kid, I always wanted to become an artist.” “I decided I have played a lot of cricket and it is time for me to take up what I really wanted to become so I started getting into painting,” he added. As fans of whatever 'Captain Cool' says or does on the field, we are one hundred per cent behind Dhoni and wish all the success to his desire to turn painting into a career. Having said that, it is the next part of the video which makes us feel as if 'Thala' was trolling us. I like Dhoni's helicopter shot most. But his paintings are good too.#WhyDhoniWhy pic.twitter.com/SGyWBA4sYo — Tanya Mishra (@TanyaMisti) May 20, 2019 While Dhoni shows a couple of his paintings which include sketches of a landscape, the kind we used to make in kindergarten, another one with a “futuristic aeroplane” from the year 2050 and finally a stick-figure self-portrait in his Chennai Super Kings jersey. With the excitement of a 12-year-old, Dhoni continues to show one painting after another and it is the man's simplicity that wins our hearts every single time. If the Indian wicket-keeper is serious about whatever he said in the video, then we are expecting a brilliant art exhibition sometime in the future which would consist of every idea or emotion the cricketer wanted to express through colours and surely, it will be a sight for sore eyes. Dhoni also invites the “art community” to have a look at whatever he has created till date and is open to suggestions and advice with regards to helping him better his craft. Did we mention how much we love MS Dhoni?
  4. Aladdin's character has been pretty much famous among the 90s kids. When the news broke that it's coming back on the big screen, fans went gaga and wanted to see the popular singer Zayn Malik as the new Aladdin. But, Canadian actor Mena Massoud was roped in for the role. Now, the music video of 'A Whole New World' featuring Zayn Malik and Zhavia Ward is out and it's magical. In the video, you can see Zayn and Zhavia walk around New York City and painting the town red with love. Well, there's not even a single frame wherein you get to see the two of them together but it still will make you fall in love with the whole setting of the song. Fans had previously speculated that Zayn would team up with Selena Gomez for the track. Now, Twitter users are going berserk seeing Zayn and Zhavia together. Not just that, fans have actually expressed their desire of seeing Zayn as Aladdin. Take a look at the song: Check out the Twitter reactions here: As I will see Zayn from now...#ZaynMalik #AWholeNewWorld pic.twitter.com/L7FzHuxN1S — ðð ð¡ð¤.âð (@Roosezay28) May 9, 2019 AIN'T NOBODY GONNA BE BETTER ALADDIN THAN ZAYN i said what i said pic.twitter.com/DUhxkHYUra — MIEL STANS ZARRY ðð (@blastyIes_) May 9, 2019 zayn should've played aladdin no one can tell me otherwise pic.twitter.com/rnW3469W80 — Nuria (@nuriayoldi) May 9, 2019 Zayn is the only #Aladdin I know. pic.twitter.com/breCGoNQOg — Bo (@stupideBeau) May 9, 2019 So apparently Zayn has 2 songs and 2 videos for Aladdin, I could not be more looking forward to this soundtrack pic.twitter.com/VrkHdNAWLx — Báµ¢â (@zjmst4n) May 8, 2019 What do you think? Would Zayn Malik have been a better choice for Aladdin?
  5. There are so many weird things happening every day, but Kal Penn wanting to actually be in the cult classic show 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' was not something anyone could've ever expected. Yesterday, he shared a video of one of his characters, Ladies Bhai, an 'old, ridiculous Gujarati sketch character'. It's a pretty funny little sketch of him talking in Gujarati and explaining why he's called Ladies Bhai. Meet Ladies Bhai: an old, ridiculous Gujarati sketch character with a great shirt. pic.twitter.com/3KxT9joqUq — Kal Penn (@kalpenn) April 29, 2019 It obviously got a bunch of funny replies with people coming up with a Gujarati twist on Kal Penn's name. When you expected Kal Penn, but get Kalpen Bhai instead ðððhttps://t.co/oiBJkiy8cc — Student Dr. Lal (@thisisnotharsh) April 29, 2019 Simple. Ha ha top class ðððhttps://t.co/Upr88EKmJc — Rohan Bopanna (@rohanbopanna) April 29, 2019 This person even changed their Twitter name to Ladies Bhai! BIG summertime energy right here https://t.co/aU4ZzL6Dr9 — Ladies Bhai (@govinbhai) April 30, 2019 But, then came the tweet we have all been thinking about. @kalpenn needs to be on Tarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah. https://t.co/AEIDrJlm7L — Imroze . à¨à¨®à¨°à©à¨à¨¼ (@shmeerliveshere) April 30, 2019 Just imagine Ladies Bhai and Jethalal together in an episode, a lot of fans would love it. While it seemed like a joke at first, he made sure to tell everyone that he would actually love to be a part of that show. You joke but this has legit been a goal. ð Cc: @TMKOC_NTF https://t.co/dKwQblLryG — Kal Penn (@kalpenn) April 30, 2019 Looks like it might just happen soon enough now. Tarak Mehta team... Please get this done ðð — Bhau (@rickythechamp) April 30, 2019 Actually, turns out the only thing Kal has to do now is say yes, since the creator of the show has already invited him to appear on the show. Sir , please please come to our @TMKOC_NTF show. We will be happy to host you on your show and would love to work with you — Asit Kumarr Modi (@AsitKumarrModi) April 30, 2019 Great suggestion. If he agrees, please have @kalpenn flirt with babitaji, making jethalal furious. ð — lakshay goyal (@goyallakshay7) April 30, 2019
  6. Samsung has flooded the market with some great mid-range and budget smartphones that give everything you could ask for in each segment. The Galaxy A70 is one of those smartphones that does everything you want from a smartphone. It has a bright screen, good cameras, respectable performance and a massive battery. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla We've been using the smartphone for a while to test out all the bells and whistles and it's got some unique features. It's got a beautiful tall screen for people who love to watch videos, an in-display fingerprint sensor and a good camera system for Rs 28,990. Sure, the competition is hard in this price segment but the Galaxy A70 stands out for some reasons. Here are our findings of Samsung's new smartphone: Design & Display © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The first obvious thing you notice about the Galaxy A70 is its tall 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display. It's got Samsung's Infinity-U display i.e. it has a tiny water-drop notch design. The aspect ratio of the smartphone is also unique i.e. 21:9 and almost bezel-less. It has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels with 331ppi density and is one of the most beautiful displays we've seen on a smartphone that costs less than Rs 30,000. You can tweak the contrast levels and the colour accuracy according to your own liking. We switched the settings especially when we were watching something on Netflix or when gaming. The sheer size of the display is the real winner here. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The larger screen also means that the smartphone is considerably larger and even though it took us a while to get used to the phone, we never found it to be overwhelming. If you have small hands, you may face a slight issue but overall the ergonomics are on point. The design of the phone ensures that it fits perfectly in your palm. The back of the smartphone also has a prism-like effect when it catches light from different angles. It adds that unique bit to the design but still isn't as eye-catching as some Honor phones in the same price range. Cameras © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Galaxy A70 is outfitted with a triple camera setup where the primary setup is a 32-mp sensor and has an aperture of f/1.7. The secondary camera is a wide-angle 8MP sensor whereas the third sensor is the 5MP depth sensor. At the front, it comes with a 32-MP selfie shooter which would appeal to people who love to take selfies on a daily basis. The camera UI is quite similar to what we've seen on other One UI Samsung smartphones. You can switch between the wide-angle and the normal sensor with a single tap. It also comes with a portrait mode where you can adjust the level of blur before and after taking a picture. We found the portrait mode to be a bit of hit and miss feature as the blur effect was not quite accurate to other smartphones. The wide-angle lens works as advertised and takes in more information thanks to a field of view of 123-degree. Macro shots are also good in good light conditions but don't manage to do a good job in low-lit environments. In terms of videos, the unique feature here is the phone's capability of taking super slow motion video at 1080p@30/240fps. It can also take 4K videos at 30 frames per second but it does not have support for OIS. This could be disadvantageous for people who like to capture videos on the move as your hands need to be very stable. Here are our camera samples for your reference: Performance In order to be one of the top mid-range smartphones, it needs to perform like one as well. It comes with Qualcomm's 675 octa-core chipset running at 2GHz (two Kyro 460 cores) whereas the other cores are clocked at 1.7 GHz. It comes with an Adreno 612 GPU which is perfect for smartphone gamers. In fact, during our testing, we did not notice any frame drops while playing PUBG and could even run it smoothly on high settings. The smartphone also didn't overheat as much we expected to keep it nice and cool for extended gaming sessions. The chipset has been coupled with 6GB of RAM and which is more than enough for daily tasks and usage. Having said that, the smartphone would glitch out on us each time we would reboot the smartphone. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla In terms of benchmark scores, the Galaxy A70 scored a respectable 2374 in the single-core test and a 6573 in the multi-core test. The smartphone in general performed as expected apart from a few hangups here and there. Overall, the performance was up to the mark and didn't cause major app crashes. Battery Life The 4,500 mAh battery is another marquee feature on the Galaxy A70 that makes it one the longest last smartphones of 2019. We used the device for watching shows on our private Plex server and even on Netflix. We gamed and used it for daily navigation on Google Maps. We got an average of 6 hours screen on time and overall the smartphone lasted 13.5 hours on a single charge. When you do drain your battery, the A70 comes with a 25W fast charger which can charge the smartphone from 7 to 100 per cent in a little over 2 hours. The Final Say The Galaxy A70 is an all-rounder smartphone that delivers almost everything you expect from a mid-range smartphone. It performs well and takes good pictures which are the primary reason for buying a smartphone. Having said that, the known issues can be ironed out with a future update such as better portrait mode and the unexpected lagging. The battery life and display quality is a perfect combination for people who love to watch videos on their smartphones. If you are looking to spend less than Rs 30,000; the Galaxy A70 is a strong contender.
  7. Salman Khan is gearing up for the Eid release of his much-awaited, blockbuster in the making, 'Bharat' and is currently busy shooting for his 'Dabangg 3'. However with everyone experimenting with the web-series genre, one wonders if 'Bhai' would ever consider this medium as his preferred choice of making content. Unlike Saif Ali Khan, who is doing a fantastic job with 'Sacred Games', Salman holds a very different perspective towards making and acting in a web series. In one of his recent interviews, he shared his views on why he doesn't want to work in one. “I don't like it. I mean, it's a damn good space but I don't like all that is being shown on the digital platforms.” Talking about censorship being a problem with the digital medium, he added, “In films, if there are three-four extra punches, it gets censored and we get an A certificate. We get a U/A certificate only when we cut some scenes but on the web, they show anything and everything. There is no censorship. There should be an appointed body that takes that call. My problem is that young kids are also watching it because everyone has access to a phone. So, that's not cool with me.” Salman is very happy with his choice of films and wants it to remain that way. Even though it's his personal choice, we kind of feel his reasoning is a bit absurd, as with the world switching to a 'Netflix and chill' mode, many major superstars are foraying into this world. But then again, he is 'Bhai' and can still pull a sizeable number of fans to the theatres, we guess.
  8. Bollywood's Rishi Kapoor is one of the most respected actors of the film industry and is loved by millions from all around the country. He is known for his versatility on the big screen and also the fact that he is the head of one of the most popular families of Indian cinema adds to his fame. Having said that, ever since Twitter fever took over us Indians, the legend has made a name for himself as the ultimate troll who does not back down from roasting the biggest names from any profession, field or area. The latest prey to Kapoor's comical expedition are the 15 of India's ace cricketers who have been selected to represent the nation at the upcoming 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales starting 30th May 2019. In an astute observation made by the actor, Kapoor took to Twitter to through out a question on the internet about the obsession with growing a beard or donning a stubble seen in the Men in Blue. To make his case stronger, the intrigued actor also shared a picture of what seems like a newspaper clipping showing the faces the Indian roster for the World Cup. Don't take this picture as a reference point but why do most of our cricket players sport full facial hair(beards)? All Samson's?(remember he had his strength in his hair) Surely they look smart and dashing without it. Just an observation! pic.twitter.com/QMLuQ0zikw — Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 16, 2019 “Don't take this picture as a reference point but why do most of our cricket players sport full facial hair(beards)? All Samson's?(remember he had his strength in his hair) Surely they look smart and dashing without it. Just an observation,” tweeted the actor. In his defence, other than the former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, literally every other member of the squad have a beard or at least a stubble on their faces and it does make a very good case for him. As expected, the tweet became viral and responses and reactions from all over the nation started to pour in: Pretty sure that negotiations with Gillette to sponsor the team mustn't have worked out — atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) April 16, 2019 'Wow, that clean shaven guy looks super manly'. Said no one ever. — Guv Bassi (@GurvinderBassi) April 16, 2019 Beard is like Kapoors in bollywood.. they are everywhere in Bollywood.. I am big fan of Ranbir Kapoor and Nitu Singh.. :D Hope you are doing well sir... Wishing you good health and recovery... — Neeraj Raiya (@neerajraiya) April 16, 2019 Personal choice I guess! Beards make a man look...er...manly—-that's my personal view — Live and let live (@realslimshadee) April 16, 2019 I know! What is this recent trend of beards and all the young men in the real world also following it! Wierd not bring able to see real FACES behind the hair! ð — Jyoti Kapur Das (@jkd18) April 16, 2019
  9. If this is your first time growing a beard and you don't know how to proceed from here, or you've had a couple of failed attempts in terms of growing a beard, you need to read below. Growing a beard is not tough if you do it the right way, and if you do it right, you can get a healthier, wholesome, softer and fuller beard. 1. Here's The Plan Do your research and figure out which beard styles flatter your face shape. If you have a long rectangular face structure, a narrow beard is not going to do you any good. While growing, make sure that extreme sides are soft so that you can mould it any which way that you want. You should always keep the crop flexible so that you can shape it whenever you want. 2. But You've Got To Be Patient © Getty Images Time is key. You can't be impatient if you're growing a beard, okay? The beard that you can possibly grow could be mighter than the one you can fathom. So, it's important to be patient and grow through the process. So the patches that you're worried about after a stubble will take a while to grow. So, you stay at it, you'll reap the benefits. We promise. 3. Shave The Sides Well You could either let the scruff grow or if you want to actually grow it out the way you want to you should take charge of the neck and cheek lines. Maintain them well by shaving them in a shape that you like. Rely on your intuition or take help of a professional in shaping them. 4 Take Supplements For The Beard © Getty Images Supplements can help grow your beard faster. Take hair supplements and dietary supplements that help in hair growth for a new crop that's softer and fuller. 5 Keep Trimming It's less about layering and more about shaping the beard. An awkward growth doesn't look good on the face. Think of it this way: you can't grow everything to equal length at the same time which where trimming comes into the picture. 6. Use A Conditioning Product © Getty Images A product like a beard conditioner and a hair oil help create growth that is soft and itch-free( for you and your partner). Massage any of them into your whiskers daily for maximum effect.
  10. While we're going to witness the end of an era soon, we're actually waiting with bated breath for the Game Of Thrones finale to hit our screens on the 14th of April 2019. It's true we've formed our true and personal association with every character and sometimes in our head, we think "what would Jon Snow do if he was in my place?" Well, maybe it's not that intense but it's true the characters have grown on us in some way or the other. © HBO While we take away the betrayals, the plot line, the relationships, the wars and what not, let's also soak in some girl power from the show. What I mean is, some fantastic women actors have played very relatable and beautiful roles in the series and if we don't mention them, then there's really no point in watching GoT at all. They're brave, independent, storytellers, who have their own reasons to pull off each and every action, through the dilemma they face. Does it ever make you wonder though, what if they were someone you'd want to date? © HBO The character sketches of the women in GoT all have powerful elements hidden away and I bet sometimes, apart from the physicality, you wish you had someone who could maybe cast spells or be an absolute kink in bed, or always aim big in life! So, here are 7 women from GoT every man wants to find in the real world because they're absolutely fascinating: (1) Daenerys Targaryen aka Khaleesi © HBO "When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who wronged me" Dany, as she's popularly called by her family is an actually a storm born, whose stubborn nature gets her what she wills, most times. She's ruthless with her goals but gentle in her approach and shows empathy at the right places. She's the kinda queen who'd rule your heart while ruling the world, and you'd never tire from the adventures she takes you on. Besides, she'd have great control over dragons and she can save you in case your house catches fire. (2) Cersei Lannister © HBO "Tears aren't a woman's only weapon. The best one is between her legs" She's conniving and sharp and no one can challenge her scheme of things or even her brain for that matter. She's sharp and sometimes that gets the better of her, but if you do end up with someone like Cersei, know for sure she's born to be a mother and will protect your kids from any sort of evil that looms around them. Just don't egg her on to give you tears of Lys and end your life. Other than that, she'll definitely find a way to make anything you wish for, possible, as she's one of the strongest women in GoT. We all love strong women, don't we? (3) Melisandre © HBO "The night is dark and full of terrors, old man, but the fire burns them all away." The 'Red Priestess' is quite fascinating to be with. She has this deep seeded darkness that you have to dissect for your own good and trust me, once you do, she'll always resurrect you from the dead! The woman can cast spells, bring back someone from the dead and perform some highly kinky and dark magic voodoo in bed! Apart from that, she does have a brighter side to her once she realises the mistakes she has made and she'll go through any length to try and rectify those mistakes. So, if you do happen to meet someone dark and enchanting, keep her happy is all. (4) Yara Greyjoy © HBO "Anything with a c**k is easy to fool" Tough, righteous and an iron-willed woman, Yara isn't easily fooled and she'll probably need a man who can match up to her innate strength as a leader. Although she prefers the same ***, she's not at all averse to men who recognise women for who they really are. So, if you're looking for a strong independent woman who actually has a mind of her own and can single headedly direct the iron fleet, she's your woman! (5) Ellaria Sand © HBO "It's always changing, who we're supposed to love and who we're not. The only thing that stays the same is that we want who we want". This woman is full of raw passion and does what her heart desires. She loves passionately and will go to any lengths to protect her lover. Clever and tranquil, Ellaria is your favourite fantasy girl, you've always wished you had but couldn't find. She's not opposed to threesomes, open relationships or even orgies for that matter and she will never let go of you, once she's absolutely yours. Ugh, the world isn't full of Ellaria's anymore! (6) Missandei © HBO "All men fear death" Missandei is the prudish beauty you can easily get mesmerised by. You'll fall in love with her instantly because she's beautiful and she's very loyal. If a woman is loyal and wise, there is really nothing else you need now, do you? Hard working, dedicated and a loyalist, this woman will surely understand all your needs and wants and love you for whoever you are (like she loved the unsullied!) So, here are the 6 most eligible women in 'Game of Thrones who'd best suit your preference'. If you go about looking for these characteristics in women in your city, you may just find a mix and match of everything, as everyone has one unique character you can absolutely relate to. So, what're you waiting for? Go get her!
  11. An Indian student named Sainath Manikandan in Abu Dhabi has developed robots to help protect marine life and minimise human labour on farms. That's so cool, right? Sainath is a student at GEMS United Indian School and he has built not one, but two robots, which is quite impressive. He hopes his innovation would be implemented on a bigger scale in the UAE. @DianaAward #DianasLegacy We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Goumbook's Drop It Youth Ambassador, Sainath Manikandan, has been awarded The @DianaAward for his work as an environmentalist and is driving change in his community by campaigning. Congratulations Sainath!!! pic.twitter.com/P6BPvfozP7 — lalitha manikandan (@lallimanikandan) July 3, 2018 His first robot is called MBot Cleaner. It's essentially a Marine Robot Cleaner that helps preserve the marine environment. The other robot called AgriBot, as the name suggests, is an agriculture robot that will help reduce the labour of farmers who work in countries with high temperatures, like the UAE. According to him, the MBot is a prototype robot that can remove floating waste from surface water. “MBot is a prototype robot that can remove floating wastes from surface water. It is basically shaped like a boat and can be operated remotely with a radio control. It runs with two motors that help the boat move in the water," Manikandan said. © Twitter The robot's wheel and the third motor are fitted with popsicle sticks to help push waste from the water bodies into the storage basket. He also noted the robot can be powered by solar panels instead of batteries. The AgriBot, on the other hand, will help the farmers in hot countries like the UAE by performing elementary functions involved in farming, such as ploughing the field, sowing seeds, and covering the seeds with soil. “The robot is autonomous and provides the facility for the optional switching of the ploughing system when required,” he said. Manikandan said, “Recycling just one tonne of paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4,000 kilowatts of energy.” Last year alone, Manikandan collected nearly 2,500 kgs of paper and 250 kgs of plastic.
  12. No, this is not a late April Fool's joke or a prank by Apple. According to a new patent filing submitted by Apple, future devices such as the iPhone and Apple Watches may have “smell recognition capabilities”. © MensXP The company has been trying to detect air pollution levels and other harmful particles with tiny sensors that could be embedded into future devices. The new patent also shows that Apple could use other multiple sensors that will be able to detect body odour, rotten food and maybe sugar levels. The patent is called “System and Methods for Environment Sensing” and it explains a system where sensors could be used with an “artificial intelligence engineer to recognize smells associated with certain chemicals.” The patent also shows how an ionic liquid sensor would be tuned to specific ranges and enclosed into an SoC. How Sensors Will Work? The system would have an in-built that will be able to raise temperatures on the ionic fluid in order to reverse any chemical reactions. Patents show that Apple is going to add the smelling technology to the Apple Watch and the iPhone. © YouTube Previous patents show that Apple wants to give owners of their devices to access air quality data. This would be highly useful especially in areas where pollution levels are off the roof. The previous patent by Apple shows that Apple wants to monitor the ozone, carbon monoxide and other harmful gases. © MensXP For diabetic patients, it would be awesome to detect blood sugar levels without the need for withdrawing blood. This would be a game changer for people who want to get rid of the tedious process. As for detecting body odour, that would help everyone from being embarrassed for sure. Being a patent, we cannot expect to see these sensors and features on a new iPhone anytime soon. In fact, there's a good chance we may never get to see it. Having said that, if this patent comes to fruition, we can all be excited about the future.
  13. Banning something like an app or a game isn't going to solve all the problems. In fact, when you're banning something, you're making it more popular. But can someone tell this to the governing bodies of this country? Because clearly, their approach is very different. After the whole PUBG fiasco, the Madurai bench of the Madras high court has issued an interim direction to the central government to prohibit downloading of Tik Tok app. © Reuters According to the court, the app contains pornographic and inappropriate content, and it's making children vulnerable to exposure to sexual predators. Ya, right! Tik Tok, for those of you who don't know, is a social video app owned by Beijing-based ByteDance Co. The app has over 1 billion downloads worldwide and was the fourth most-downloaded non-game app in 2018. So clearly, there are a ton of people using it, and in fact loving it. The platform is dominated by memes and videos of lip-sync, dance, and more. The petition to ban the app was filed by a Madurai-based senior lawyer-cum-social activist Muthu Kumar, citing pornography, cultural degradation, child abuse, suicides, etc. We haven't heard from the central government just yet though. Additionally, a division bench of Justice N Kirubakaran and Justice S S Sundar also issued directions to prohibit media from telecasting videos made with Tik Tok. A Tik Tok spokesperson who spoke to Reuters said the company is committed to abiding by local news and was awaiting a copy of the court's order to take appropriate action. © YouTube Again, as we mentioned earlier, banning an app or a game isn't an optimum solution. It's us, the users, who need to take up responsibility and be aware of the decisions we make regarding the content we choose to consume online.
  14. From Google Glass to Snapchat Spectacles, we've seen a lot of smartglasses in the past. But none of them managed to peak people's interest, mainly due to their appearance. I mean, who wants to be the guy/ girl wearing some weird glasses with cameras on them, right? Well, Huawei says that its new pair of smartglasses are different from the others. In fact, the company has partnered with eyewear maker Gentle Monster to develop a series of smart glasses in variously different frame designs. Yes, that's how you know that the company is onto something here. We got our first look at the product yesterday when the company also launched the new P30 series phones. The future is now! Together with Gentle Monster we have joined forces to take your wearable intelligence to the next level with #HUAWEI X GENTLE MONSTER EYEWEAR. pic.twitter.com/MrgO2esXK4 — Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) March 26, 2019 Looking at the short video that Huawei played during the presentation, the company's eyewear seems more like a Bluetooth headset than smartglasses. You can use them to make or receive calls, listen to audio from the phone, and more. They showed a man and a woman wearing the glasses and talking to a voice assistant to get information. Huawei's glasses don't even have things like the projection screen, camera, etc., which makes them look like any other normal pair of glasses. Besides talking about the eyewear's aesthetics and poking fun at Google Glass and Snapchat Spectacles, Huawei didn't share much about the device. The only thing we know so far is that these glasses are IP67 rated, which means they can be submerged in shallow water for a short time, they charge up wirelessly, and have NFC to connect with the Gentle Monster case that'll ship with the device. © Twitter Sadly, we don't even know how much these would cost, but I expect them to carry a hefty price tag when it arrives in July.
  15. MWC saw quite a few interesting and weird smartphones, however, the show was stolen by all the foldable smartphones that were announced. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold at its Unpacked event, followed by a more practical foldable smartphone by Huawei called the 'Mate X'. As of now, foldable smartphones have been teased by various companies like Xiaomi, OPPO, LG, Motorola and others. Apple has considered making a foldable smartphone in the past and has also filed a patent that covers “Flexible Display Devices”, however, we have not seen anything from the Cupertino giant as of now. Even though Apple may just be the only manufacturer that has not flirted with a foldable prototype, it didn't stop Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak from wanting one. © LetsGoDigital Speaking to Bloomberg, Wozniak said that he really wants to get his hands on a foldable iPhone and wants Apple to be a leader in this segment of smartphones. “Apple has been a leader for quite a long time in a few areas such as Touch ID, (Face ID) and easy payment with the phone,” Wozniak said during the Bloomberg interview. “They're not the leader in areas like the folding phone, and that worries me because I really want a folding phone.” Apple is known to have surprises up its sleeve and we cannot be sure whether the company is already working on a foldable smartphone. Even though the Mate X and Galaxy Fold have been announced, the two smartphones are not yet ready for consumers. It's still quite expensive and is in the initial stage of development. Apple, on the other hand, is known to launch devices that just work and it may be too soon for the company to unveil its own foldable device. © LetsGoDigital Even if Apple does make a foldable iPhone, there's a good chance it may look like the image above. It's a render based on the patent filed by Apple and developed by LetsGoDigital. Do you want a foldable iPhone in the near future? Let us know in the comments. Source: Bloomberg
  16. We've already seen institutions banning PUBG (PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds) in the last few months, and now, another app is likely to join the list. Tamil Nadu's Information Technology Minister M. Manikandan made the news after he said he'll be asking the Central Government to ban the infamous video app TikTok. The minister was responding to a plea by lawmaker Thameemun Ansari. He claims that the younger generation is hooked onto the video-based social media network and is leading to cultural degeneration. He also pointed out that the platform spreads sexually explicit content by morphing innocent people's face. © Bytedance "We will take up the matter with Centre to take action (possibly banning it)," the IT Minister said, "the same way blue whale game was banned," indicating that the app could have fatal consequences among the youth if action isn't initiated. TikTok was previously famous as "Musically", a platform to create short videos. The app was acquired by Bytedance in 2017 and merged into a new app called TikTok. Users can create 15-second to 1-minute videos with background music or dialogues for lip-syncing. These short videos have received immense popularity in the last few years and according to research agencies, the app has a 39 per cent userbase from India. © Tech Advisor More than 500 million users are available worldwide and the app has been known for its poor privacy controls. There have been multiple incidents of many under-age children being spotted on the platform. In-app monitoring has been a crucial point of criticism as the content is often used to spread hate speech as well. India won't be the first country to ban the app though. In July 2018, Indonesia briefly banned the app in view of inappropriate content. Recently, the Chennai Police also busted a flesh trade racket that used morphed pictures of women, downloaded from the app to lure customers. © CNBC We reached out to TikTok and they said, "At TikTok, maintaining a safe and positive in-app environment is our priority. We have robust measures to protect users against misuse, including easy reporting mechanisms that enable users and law enforcement to report content that violates our terms of use and community guidelines. We are committed to respecting local laws and regulations, and in order to better coordinate with law enforcement agencies, we are also in the process of hiring a Chief Nodal Officer, based out of India." The company also partnered with Cyber Peace Foundation and announced #SafeHumSafeInternet initiative on Safer Internet Day (5 February). Though, it has been fairly visible that the company has done little to actually improve the platform from an abuse point of view.
  17. We've already heard a few stories about banning the insanely popular game PUBG. Last week, the Gujarat government forwarded a circular banning the game from educational institutions. The state's primary education department had issued a circular that directed primary schools to ensure that a ban has been implemented on PUBG. Now, 11-year-old Ahad has written to the Maharashtra Government to ban the game. In the letter, he said, "it promotes immoral conduct such as violence, murder, aggression, looting, gaming addiction and cyberbullying". The boy further wrote in the letter, "I will be compelled to seek appropriate legal [civil and criminal] proceeding as per law; naturally at your cost and consequences" if the game is not banned." The letter was sent to seven ministers, including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Ravi Shankar Prasad (Ministry of Electronics and IT), and Vinod Tawde (Maharashtra Education Minister). When Ahad didn't receive a response from the public officials, he then decided to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Bombay High Court. © YouTube The Jammu and Kashmir Students Association has also asked the Governor of the state to ban the game immediately due to poor board exam results. PUBG Mobile has been very popular since launch and people are literally hooked onto it. There have also been cases when people got addicted to the game and turned to physical self-harm. We must keep in mind that these games are built for entertainment and not supposed to be taken so seriously. A recent report by the Quartz states that a PUBG fan spends more than 8 hours in a week on an average on the game. © YouTube More than 120 cases of PUBG addiction were registered at Services for Healthy Use of Technology (SHUT) clinic in National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). Signs of addiction include deprivation of sleep, loss of real-life interests, drop in lecture attendance, and poor academic performances. While the game is fun to play, a major reason for the fan following is the fad around it. One reason why many Indians are playing the game is that “everyone's talking about it.” Source: India Today
  18. Elon Musk loves memes, who would've thought? He's full of surprises and everyone knows that. A couple of months ago, he asked people on Twitter to send him their dankest memes and everyone came through, well kinda. People took the opportunity to basically troll him and that was also fun. And, how can we forget Elon becoming one of the biggest memes of 2018 when he smoked a joint during a podcast. And now, finally, it looks like it's his turn to be the one roasting or just maybe reviewing memes. Yep, our favourite billionaire tweeted about wanting to host 'Meme Review', a show run by PewDie Pie. He took some help from his famous - or infamous? - flamethrower and tweeted this. Host meme review? pic.twitter.com/k2SFtIUh1k — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2019 A collab by Elon Musk and PewDiePie is something we never knew we wanted, but sure as hell need. Obviously, everyone is trying their best to make it happen. $5 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2019 You drive a hard bargain, but … ok — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2019 Thank you for your contribution, Tesla is now the official car of the meme community. We will drive it with pride. — MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) January 27, 2019 See? Now, this is how you sell cars! Exactly. What a time to be alive! — Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) January 28, 2019 But, the most important reply came from Pewds himself, of course. â dont shoot please host ð we need this! https://t.co/6l66JTw7Vq — ƿ૯ωá«É¿à«¯Æ¿É¿à«¯ (@pewdiepie) January 27, 2019 He even went as far as making a video reacting to this. Yes, we do need this. Elon Musk could single handedly save us from T-Series — Dr Grandayy (@grandayy) January 27, 2019 Make it happen. We're desperate. — daniel (@DanielSambar) January 27, 2019 We're in the best timeline. What a time to be alive. — TheFatRat (@ThisIsTheFatRat) January 28, 2019 Everyone's invested, literally. I will invest in Tesla stock if you do. — Joey (@TheAn1meMan) January 28, 2019 Please help. Dear Elon, Meme review will only take 10 minutes of your time. LWIAY will only ask for 5. An interview with Gloria Borger on PewNews 20. That is a total of 35 minutes of your undivided attention. Mars can wait. Global warming can wait. PewDiePie cant. Help your people. Thank you. — Jay Lit (@officialjaylit) January 27, 2019 The best timeline. It's easy to let the war, famine, and widespread sadness confuse us. But this post reminds us that we're in a blessed timeline — Michael Reeves (@michaelreeves08) January 27, 2019 Someone really needs to make this happen, we do need this collaboration in our lives.
  19. It's no surprise Facebook has been losing its most lucrative bunch of users, the teens, lately. It has become a universal rule, every social network slowly starts seeing a decline in the number of active users over a period of time. This is because users are always looking for something different and get carried away with fads. Facebook killed Orkut and MySpace, and there was a time when we saw Snapchat taking over the reins. But, unlike the previous cases, Facebook has become a behemoth and acquired loads of interesting companies that'll ensure its survival. © Twitter Though, it hasn't given up on luring users back to the classic platform. How do you attract teens in 2019? Well, with memes. The social media giant is working on a whole new section called LOL that will apparently have bone-tickling memes and GIFs that can be used to share on the platform. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the company is experimenting with the idea. It's supposed to be a simple piece of software featuring a feed of memes and GIFs categorized by topics like “dogs” and “pranks,” and Facebook is currently testing it with 100 high school users. Similarly, Facebook had also tested "Facebook Watch", the company's video-centric tab to take on competition from YouTube. © TechCrunch From TechCrunch's screen grabs, LOL's design and features draw comparisons to Snapchat's Discover feed. But Facebook has yet to decide whether LOL will exist as a standalone app, or as a feature within the existing app. The social network also owns the popular image sharing social network Instagram and instant messenger WhatsApp. These two combined give the company unprecedented backup options, but Facebook wants its users to be on Facebook. While teens have flocked new apps, Facebook is now often said to have been taken over by parents. © TechCrunch According to a study from the Pew Research Center, teens and young adults in the US are leaving Facebook for other social media sites like Instagram and Snapchat. The study reveals that only 51 per cent of teens aged between 13 and 17 use Facebook in the US. Every effort to lure the younger crowd has failed and with newer genres like TikTok coming in, the company faces even more challenges. Last year, thanks to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and repeated privacy flags have dented the social network's reputation. Source: TechCrunch
  20. CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is the world's largest tradeshow for everything electronics and will be starting this week in Las Vegas. All the latest products and technologies are unveiled at the event, and due to the exponentially huge number of companies trying to make a mark, we often see them take a dig at one another. This year, Apple has a strong message for Google, Amazon and a plethora of other companies who utilize user data for advertisements. “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone,” says a billboard facing the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is right outside CES 2019, and while Google and other companies actively participate at the tradeshow, Apple has always kept a distance. © Twitter / Chris Velazco Apple has also mentioned the link to its privacy website where users can better understand the data policies of iPhones. Even though the company has no official affiliation with the industry event, it sure wants to send across a strong message. The timing is even more interesting because Apple has revised its revenue forecast due to lower than expected sales of the iPhone. The statement is similar to the popular statement, "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." Also, while Google's ads are filled with colours, Apple has opted for a black and white only palette, indirectly meaning it's damn serious. © Twitter / LVMonorail As far as technicalities are concerned, Apple isn't wrong with the ad. Even though iPhone's have suffered some really embarrassing bugs in the last few years, privacy is one point that always remains unhindered. iOS is crystal clear about these privacy norms and doesn't let any app or service access your data without explicit permission. Even if we ignore third-party services, Apple never "processes" your usage data to target ads. On the other hand, Google is definitively an "advertising" company and relies on metadata to feed your phone with relevant ads. Amazon too had a number of dubious moments last year with the latest case being-- Amazon sharing 1,700 Alexa recordings of a man with a stranger. © Reuters After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, even the end user is more aware of data privacy and the industry has undergone drastic changes. Companies have been trying their best to convince people their data is safe. Apple's CEO Tim Cook has also been very vocal about user privacy in recent times. He also called on tech companies to essentially to “deidentify customer data or not to collect it in the first place.” While the Apple vs Google fight will go on indefinitely, these snarky ads are surely very entertaining for us.
  21. Imagine you are sitting in a restaurant, and the server asks you, "Hello Sir/ Ma'am, what would you like to have today?" and you say, "Oh, just get me a Deepika Padukone." Well, no matter how awkward it sounds, it will be totally normal at this Texas restaurant that serves a dosa named 'Deepika Padukone'. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Nov 28, 2018 at 7:00am PST We didn't know about this and neither did our beloved Mastani, until she came across the tweet where the screenshot of the menu was posted. Reacting to the dish she wrote, "What a great way to begin the year...Happy New Year!" what a great way to begin the year...Happy New Year!ðâ¤ï¸ð https://t.co/61BuaOWylC — Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) January 1, 2019 In fact, it's not a regular dosa. It's 'topped with fiery hot ghost chili and stuffed with potato mix' and it looks like we already have a taker of this delicious-sounding dosa - Simmba aka Ranveer Singh. Ranveer, who is currently basking in the success of 'Simmba' that has already entered the 100 crore club, posted on his Instagram story. He shared the menu and joked, "I'd eat that." Well, going to Texas to eat the 'Deepika Padukone' dosa might be a bit too much for mere mortals like us, but you can go to Pune to eat paranthas in her name if you want. Yup, there's a restaurant that serves a 'Deepika Padukone parantha thali' in Pune. ðªð½ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ https://t.co/Kiy84YeJie — Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) January 2, 2019 Ranveer and Deepika aka DeepVeer, who got married on November 14 and 15, are currently in New York on their honeymoon.
  22. SRK is not just the king of Bollywood but is also known for being a very doting and a super protective father to his kids, especially his beautiful daughter Suhana. View this post on Instagram Holidays as they say should really be given a speeding ticket...hate dropping my kids to the airport....when holidays end... A post shared by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Jan 8, 2018 at 1:08am PST When you are a superstar dad to famous kids, you need a special layer of protection for them and SRK is no different. In a recent interview, while promoting his latest movie 'Zero', SRK spoke about his thoughts on what happens if men, in general, behave like reel-life characters to woo Suhana. He was quick to respond and had his 'scary dad' advice ready. He said that if anyone tries to be like his character from his movies and uses the dialogue 'Rahul, naam toh suna hoga', its blatant stalking. "If a boy looks at you across a room at a party and says, 'aur paas, aur paas', go kick him in the shins. But in the film, if I'm able to activate an element of innocence and make it attractive, the role gets reinvented by itself." Now that's a firm warning for anyone trying to mess with Daddy king's daughter. SRK's latest outing 'Zero' received a lukewarm response from the audience but the critics have appreciated his character, Bauaa Singh.
  23. Arguably one of the most exciting talents during his playing days, Mitchell Johnson at his best was undeniably as fearsome as fast bowlers come in the gentleman's game. An express bowler whose bowling skills were further bolstered with a fiery attitude, Johnson's career was full of duels with opposition batsmen who, apart from negating his fierce pace, also had to contend with his verbal volleys. While the Australian paceman called time on his career in August this year, his never-back-down approach continues to echo in the cricketing world. The 37-year-old was involved in an altercation with Aakash Chopra on social media after Australia's 146-run triumph over India in Perth. And, more recently, he has been found busy trolling Indian cricket fans with quirky responses on Twitter. © Reuters For someone who shared an on-field rivalry with Virat Kohli, noticeably during the 2014/15 Test series, Johnson surprised no one by throwing a ridiculous challenge towards the Indian skipper. The left-arm seamer was trying to make a point by tweeting the photo of an open road and suggesting how easy it was for the batsmen to score runs at the flat surface of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), especially after India got off to a brilliant start on Day 1. So you're giving excuses as you came to know that virat will score 100+ ðððð — vishnu vardhan reddy (@reddyvishnu66) December 26, 2018 But, Johnson's analogy struck a nerve with the Indian cricket fans who began taking pot-shots at the former Aussie cricketer. One of the fans tweeted: "So you're giving excuses as you came to know that virat will score 100+". And, that's when Johnson jokingly replied: "No excuses, I'm not playing. If he doesn't score ð¯ plus on this, he should retire". Apart from his harmless banter, Johnson had raised a few eyebrows with his article for Fox Sports where he heavily criticised the Indian captain and opined that he gets away more because of his stature. “Kohli gets away with more than most cricketers simply because he is Virat Kohli and he gets placed on a pedestal but this Test left the Indian captain looking silly,” he had written for Fox Sports. Well, it seems that, despite his retirement from cricket, Johnson can neither stop himself from taking a dig at his old-time rival Kohli, nor he'll stop provoking Indian cricket fans with his ridiculous opinions.
  24. 'Koffee With Karan' almost always manages to make the most unexpected become a reality. Why you ask? Because the latest episode of the show saw Prabhas' first ever talk show appearance, as well as three of Telugu film industry's biggest names SS Rajamouli, Prabhas and Rana Daggubati, share the couch on the show! However, while the episode had been one cracker ride for the viewers, with much banter and inside scoop from the times of 'Baahubali' making its way to an excited audience on the other side of the camera, it is however the details of the rapid fire round on the show that caught our attention. View this post on Instagram The iconic pout has its admirers in the South too! #KoffeeWithKaran #KoffeeWithTeamBaahubali A post shared by Star World (@starworldindia) on Dec 23, 2018 at 8:42am PST Rana was the first to go, and said that Deepika Padukone is the hottest actress currently, while he would like to set up Prabhas with Katrina Kaif. On the other hand, when it was Prabhas' turn, he admitted that Deepika is indeed the best actress in Bollywood, but it is Trisha he would set up Rana with. Another point that cause some curiosity was the duo's mutual admiration of Telugu star Anushka Shetty, whom the pair crowned as the sexiest actress in the Telugu film industry. Opening up about the recent rumours around Prabhas and Anushka's romantic relationship, Prabhas said that those were really rumours after all. View this post on Instagram #Prabhas has his priorities straight! #KoffeeWithKaran #KoffeeWithTeamBaahubali A post shared by Star World (@starworldindia) on Dec 23, 2018 at 7:57am PST While on the other hand, Rana also shared that he and Trisha were friends for a long time, though things simply didn't work out for the two. From confessions ranging from mile high memberships to admitting to having lied on the Koffee couch, the latest episode of 'Koffee With Karan' brings out the candid best in Rana, Prabhas and Rajamouli!
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