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Drabu's sacking PDP's Internal Matter But Decision Right: Farooq

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Former Jammu and Kashmir finance minister Haseeb Drabu today broke silence on his unceremonious exit from the Mehbooba Mufti government saying the decision was a "surprise" and the manner in which it was conveyed "shocking". "Nor does it dent its image". "Those who heard my speech or care to read it dispassionately will know that when I was talking about our aspirations and the efforts at self-discovery, I was in fact nuancing the very stand of the People's Democratic Party before a very ... Read More »

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched with improved performance

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It is Pi day (assuming you live in a country that insists on writing dates in the frankly barking mad MM/DD format) and after a quiet two years, the Raspberry Pi Foundation have pushed out a new version of the tiny computer. It's certainly a nice aesthetic touch, but has also allowed the board to be FCC certified as a radio module, a move that should reduce future conformance testing costs. Read More »

Super Mario Will Now Navigate You To Your Destination In Google Maps

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Lastly, Google has rolled out support for voice navigation in Maps in six more Indian languages, which include Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam. Once you get the Plus Code , you can share it with your friend or a delivery guy to reach you at the correct address. Once approved, the uploader would get 15 points through Google's MapMaker initiative that helps encourage user contributions. Read More »

Redmi 5 Launch Event in India Today at 3 pm

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The list of phones to receive the update include, Xiaomi Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 4A, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Y1 , Redmi Y1 Lite, Redmi 4, Redmi Note 4, Mi 4i, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Mi 5, Mi MIX 2, and the Mi Max 2. Read More »

Snapchat, Instagram suspend Giphy after racist GIF goes viral

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The reason is a racist GIF, which appeared as an option for users to add to their images on both the platforms, according to a report from TechCrunch . This type of content has no place on Instagram. However, things can slip as Giphy operates like search engine in which one the web's top GIFs get indexed. Read More »

New PUBG patch adds a friends list, emotes, and Steam achievements

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It seems "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" ("PUBG" ) is giving its rival "Fortnite: Battle Royale" a taste of its own medicine, as the former appears be adopting features of the latter in order to overtake it in terms of popularity. Main menu voice chat has been added as well, which means you and your team can speak and figure out your game plan there. Tonight's patch is also focused on bringing various optimisations to the PUBG server and client. Read More »

Apple opens WWDC 2018 registration: June 4-8 in San Jose

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Apple will also be taking a page from Microsoft's and Google's books and be debuting universal apps by allowing iOS apps to run on macOS devices . If universal apps are part of Apple's plans, there would be no better place to introduce the concept than an event attended by thousands of software makers. Read More »

Fitbit Versa smartwatch brings women's health tracking and a curvier design

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The sensor has the potential to track blood oxygen levels, which can be applied to monitoring health conditions such as sleep apnoea. The main attraction is, of course, the Fitbit Versa . At the time when Apple Watch is ruling the wearable section, we can also call Fitbit Versa a cheaper alternate of that. It has numerous same features as the Ionic, and some new ones, too. Read More »

Asus Updates Its ZenFone 3 Phones To Android Oreo

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The Asus Zenfone 5 Max with model number ASUS_X00QD is listed in Geekbench's database, and as per the information available, the phone is equipped with the decently powerful Snapdragon 660 SoC and the latest version of Android (v8.0 Oreo). Read More »

LG V30 users in United States report receiving Oreo update

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Android 8.0 Oreo transports a slew of exciting features, including support for Picture-in-Picture (PiP), notification channels and adaptive icons, as well as a plethora of bug fixes, stability improvements and an exciting new Easter egg. On the front is an 8-megapixel sensor. The software update is 1.7 GB. There's no follow-up model yet as it is too early but good news, the Xperia R1 and R1 Plus are getting the Android Oreo update. Read More »

HBO orders Nicole Kidman limited series The Undoing

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The project, a limited series based on Jean Hanff Korelitz's book You Should Have Known , stars Kidman in the lead role, a successful therapist and soon-to-be published author named Grace Sachs. He'll also executive produce under his David E. Kelley Productions banner. She's the Oscar-winning Hollywood actresses who's been universally praised for her role of Celeste Wright in Big Little Lies . Read More »

Shadow of the Colossus 2018 team is working on another remake

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Speaking to Eurogamer recently, Bluepoint president Marco Thrush mentioned that, although the team could move on to an original IP, it is "doing another remake" that is "bigger" than Shadow of the Colossus . Now, this could have something to do with the fact that after the game's servers were shut down, multiple gamers took it upon themselves to create private servers for the game, something Sony and co. Read More »

Nintendo Switch System Update 5.0.0 Mentioned In Parental Controls App Update

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Netflix, however, has remained absent - though they tweeted in January that they are "exploring the opportunity with Nintendo" to get the app onto the Switch. It is seen that the machine is easy to work and Netflix is already on every platform like TVs, Phones, Tablets, Gaming consoles. "In the case of the Switch, they [Nintendo] were very focused at launch not on video-use cases, but on gaming cases, video was not a priority for them". Read More »

McLaren confirms 243mph-plus top speed for new BP23 hypercar

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Like its predecessor, produced between 1992 and 1998, the newcomer will be a three seater, with a central driving position. The next addition to the McLaren Ultimate Series will be both the fastest-ever and the most luxurious McLaren. Each will be personalised to their customer by McLaren Special Operations, and production of the cars will begin at the end of 2019. Just 106 examples of the BP23 will be made, although that's not the name the final vehicle will carry. Read More »

Court raps CBI, ED for delay in winding up 2G spectrum case

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The Bench also dismissed the contempt application filed in the case which questioned the appointment of ASG Tushar Mehta as the Special Public Prosecutor in cases relating to the 2G spectrum. Chidambaram had granted the FIPB approval without getting clearance from the Prime Minister-led Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs (CCEA). "It can not be said to be a case of contempt committed by the Government while appointing Shri Tushar Mehta as Public Prosecutor vide aforesaid modified ... Read More »

Spotify launched in South Africa

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Once users have accessed the Line-In web interface, they can make suggestions about the song's genre, mood, and other attributes. "We're incredibly excited to launch Spotify in Israel with a revolutionary new music experience", said Veronica Diquattro, Spotify's managing director in southern and eastern Europe. Read More »

Hearthstone: The Witchwood adds Monster Hunt mode

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A trio of Hearthstone developers went into the forest to discover the secrets of The Witchwood , the new expansion for Hearthstone . Rush: a weaker version of Charge, the minion can attack the turn it is summoned, however only other minions. Read More »

Team17 to Publish Atmospheric Platformer Planet Alpha

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Former IO Interactive staffer Lazar has previously worked on Hitman : Absolution , 2017's Hitman game and Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, and had been working on Planet Alpha alone in his spare time. The game looks quite unique so hopefully it'll live up to expectations when it launches later this year. Team17 CEO Debbie Bestwick adds: "At their best video games can take us to different worlds on unbelievable journeys". Read More »

Bose reveals augmented reality platform for your ears

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Unlike other augmented reality products and platforms, Bose AR doesn't change what you see, but knows what you're looking at- without an integrated lens or phone camera, the company said. The glasses, equipped with "wafer-thin acoustics package", would be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, controlled by Siri and Google Assistant, touch or head gestures. Read More »

Explore More Assassin's Creed Origins with Curse of the Pharaohs

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The temples of Karnak and Luxor will lead Bayek to explore the secret tombs of the Valley of the Kings. We are promised that they will provide a meaty challenge to even the highest levelled players out there. Zombies in Assassin's Creed. The expansion also adds new outfits and gears in the game. Assassin's Creed Origins: Curse of the Pharaohs is out on March 13 for PS4, PC and Xbox One. Read More »

Google Duo gets video messaging feature

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The feature is live starting today. Google rolled out an update a year ago which allowed the users to send money to Android messages using Google Wallet. And like all calls made on Duo, video messages are secure and end-to-end encrypted. Announced at I/O conference in 2016, Google Duo is a video-calling app from Google for both iOS and Android users. Read More »

Ford Mustang GT California Special returns for 2019

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The first Cali Special, introduced for 1968 as the Mustang GT/CS, was a dealer special inspired by a 1967 Shelby GT notchback coupe prototype. The new CS will feature the trademark fading racing stripe, a blacked-out open grille, five-spoke machine wheels, the splitter from the current Mustang Performance Pack 1 and black and red badges. Read More »

Android Wear Could Be Rebranded To 'Wear OS' In The Future

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The screenshot shows Google Play Services' Nearby feature that pops up when it detects a new Android Wear watch can be paired, but as you can see from the image below, it references Wear OS and shows a new colorful logo that sort of mimics the Google Assistant's branding. Read More »

WhatsApp has again changed its 'message deletion' feature

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However, it must be noted that the extended deadline is live for WhatsApp Android beta version 2.18.69. WhatsApp's recently introduced " Delete for Everyone " feature has now submitted a new update to the Apple App Store. Along with this, the report also suggests that if the phone of the user is switched off during the time the Delete for Everyone' request has been sent out and it remains off for next 24 hours, then the request generated will be considered invalid and the message will ... Read More »

Cyclone Hola brings gales to North Island

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Already this evening wind gusts are starting to pick up from the easterly side in Northland and Auckland and thick cloud is spreading down the country. A slight shift to the east could see regions missing the worst of the storm with the bulk of the serious weather out at sea, while a slight shift to the west could see main centres like Auckland more directly affected and much of the upper North Island too. Read More »