The gaming smartphone from Nubia, the Red Magic 3, will be going to sale starting today at 12PM on e-commerce portal Flipkart. As of now, the company is only offering the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage variant which is priced at Rs 35,999. This makes it more affordable than the Black Shark 2. The new Red Magic 3 will be available with a No Cost EMI starting at Rs 5,500 month along with complete mobile protection Rs 499. The gaming handset is also being offered with up to 90 percent buyback guarantee for 90 days under the “Love it or Return in Challenge”The Nubia Red Magic 3 was announced for the Indian market last week. It features the flagship Snapdragon 855 processor with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. There is a giant 5000mAh battery inside with 27W PD fast charging which is said to offer an hour of gameplay in just 10 minutes of charging. At the front, there is a 6.65-inch FHD (2340x1080p) Super AMOLED display with a fast 90Hz refresh rate and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It also supports DC dimming as well which will help in reducing strain with long hours of gameplay. In the camera department, the Nubia Red Magic 3 feature a Sony IMX586 48-megapixel single sensor at the back and can shoot 8K video and world’s first 1920 fps Super Slo-mo recording. The front camera features a 16-megapixel shooter. You do get a 3.5mm headphone jack, unlike the Black Shark 2 as well as DTS 7.1 channel, and stereo box 3D surround sound speakers. The phone runs on Red Magic OS 2.0 based on Android Pie. The most unique feature of the handset is that it features an inbuilt cooling fan which automatically fires up when you enter the gaming mode, to keep the handset cool. Flipkartnubianubia red magicnubia red magic 3 First Published: June 27, 2019, 12:09 PM IST
New Delhi: Aap Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he would be ready to support Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate if the grand old party promises to endorse full statehood for Delhi.Full statehood for the national capital has been a major poll plank of Kejriwal’s party in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. The AAP manifesto, released last month, was based on this central theme. Kejriwal’s statement assumes significance in the wake of protracted negotiations with the Congress in Delhi and Haryana, which ultimately proved futile. Talks between the two outfits ended on April 18 following prolonged drama after senior leaders from both parties confirmed there was no further scope for it.In an exclusive interview with CNN-News18, the Delhi chief minister indicated that his party wanted to ensure Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s defeat in the elections. “Rahul Gandhi might love Modi, but I hate him,” he said.Kejriwal said his party’s support for a PM face would hinge on support for Delhi’s statehood demand. He added that Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was also a probable PM candidate.Invoking an instance from history, Kejriwal said Adolf Hitler could have been stopped had all his opponents banded together. “I can’t love someone who plays with the Constitution, encourages lynching and riots,” Kejriwal said, adding he had no interest in becoming the prime minister. “We will support anyone who promises full statehood for Delhi.”“Our aim is to keep out the duo of Modi and (BJP chief) Amit Shah at any cost,” Kejriwal added.The AAP convenor also said his party would support Union minister Nitin Gadkari for prime minister, but would not let either Modi or Shah come to power. 2019 lok sabha electionsaam aadmi partyaap manifestoAAP-Congress alliance First Published: May 8, 2019, 5:48 PM IST
karnatakaModi Govt 2.0Narendra ModiSadananda Gowda First Published: May 31, 2019, 11:43 AM IST | Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai Bengaluru: DV Sadananda Gowda perhaps knew he would get a call to be part of Narendra Modi’s cabinet this time as well. Gowda’s entire family had landed in New Delhi a day before the swearing-in ceremony and performed a special pooja at their Lutyens’ Delhi home. The prayers worked with Gowda getting the call. Gowda, a former CM, four-time MP and two-time MLA, is a staunch RSS man and considered the “luckiest” politician in Karnataka, thanks to the coveted positions he has come to occupy without much effort. As an MP in 2011, Gowda was expecting the post of Karnataka Milk Federation chairman. But, the then CM, BS Yeddyurappa, could not get him that post since one of the Bellary Reddy brothers was holding that position. In a twist of fate, a few months later, Gowda became the Karnataka Chief Minister. In 2014, he joined the Narendra Modi government as a cabinet minister, handling Railways, Law & Justice, Planning and Statistics & Programme Implementation. After Ananthkumar’s death, he was given the additional responsibility of Chemicals & Fertilisers. Always smiling and mostly non-controversial, Gowda has to lead Karnataka in the national capital. With Ananthkumar’s untimely death, shock defeat of JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda and Congress leader M Mallikarjuna Kharge, Gowda happens to be the senior-most Karnataka leader in New Delhi. Gowda belongs to the Vokkaliga caste whose population is about 12% in the state. The BJP has literally swept the Vokkaliga heartlands in this election. The Mumbai–Karnataka region, backbone of the BJP in the state, has got two berths. Both four-time MPs, Suresh Angadi from Belgaum and Prahlad Joshi from Dharwad have made it to the Modi cabinet. While low-profile Angadi is a Lingayat, Joshi is a Brahmin. Angadi, a loyalist of Yeddyurappa, has been given a ministerial berth under the Lingayat quota who are the biggest supporters of the BJP. Joshi was a close confidante of Ananthkumar and a hard-core RSS worker like Gowda. His induction is being seen as a replacement for his deceased guru. In the previous government, Ramesh Jigajinagi, a Dalit, was a Minister of State. Even though he won the election, he has been dropped from the ministry this time. Another notable name missing from the list is that of Ananthkumar Hegde. Hegde, a controversial minister, was handling Skill Development in the previous government. A six-time MP from Uttara Kannada, Hegde won this election by over 4.5 lakh votes. State BJP leaders feel that his remarks hailing Mahatma Gandhi’s killer Nathuram Godse did him in. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman is also a Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka, though she is a Tamilian. She has also been re-inducted into the cabinet. From neighbouring Telangana, BJP leader G Kishan Reddy has made it to the Cabinet, despite losing assembly elections just six months ago. Surprisingly, the BJP has four seats from Telangana. Even Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s daughter K Kavitha lost to a BJP novice from Nizamabad this time. For the first time, Andhra Pradesh will have no representation in the Union Cabinet as the BJP has been decimated in the polls there. YSR Congress with 22 MPs and TDP with three MPs are not a part of the NDA.
Darbar SahibGurdaspur districtKartarpur corridorpakistan First Published: July 8, 2019, 10:59 PM IST New Delhi: Ahead of the second meeting to discuss the draft agreement for finalising the modalities of the Kartarpur corridor, Pakistan on Monday welcomed Indian media to attend the meeting at Wagah, and said visas can be applied for the same.The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims, who will just have to obtain a permit to visit the Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev. “#Pakistan welcomes Indian media for the #KartarpurCorridor meeting at Wagah on 14 July. Visas can be applied at @Paknewdelhi #PakistanKartarpurSpirit,” Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pakistan Mohammad Faisal tweeted. Pakistan and India on July 2 had decided to hold the second meeting to discuss the draft agreement for finalising the modalities of the Kartarpur corridor and related technical issues on July 14 in Wagah.
“What 5hould the color of your next phone be?” That’s not a typo. “5hould” is an obvious reference to the OnePlus 5’s number. The black and gold color has been done before. Red, however, has only existed as a rumor. But with Apple putting out a red iPhone, it won’t be surprising to see more red phones in the market.The “unicorn” color, referring the pink to aquamarine gradient, is definitely a curious one. It’s also hard to imagine how OnePlus will pull successfully it off without resorting to some case. It’s probably possible with some light play if the OnePlus 5 had a glass back. Previous leaks claim that it won’t be so. Then again, it could just be a red herring.Perhaps a more interesting riddle is the one posed by co-founder Carl Pei himself. On the question of what happened to the 3.5 mm headphone jack, Pei repurposed an oft-used riddle, “why did the headphone jack cross the road”. If the answer is the same as the chicken variant, it would be “to get to the other side.” That itself is a pun on the “other side” idiom which refers to the afterlife or death. Why did the headphone jack cross the road? https://t.co/8sSXI8zB8y— Carl Pei (@getpeid) May 19, 2017 It probably won’t be long before we finally get to see if OnePlus will be able to do its magic again for the fourth year in a row. The OnePlus 5, not OnePlus 4, is facing an uphill battle, especially now that it has formally announced that it’s signing up for the camera royal rumble. Uncharacteristic of OnePlus, it has been very light on the hype, so far only teasing the name and now the colors for the phone, including a rather unusual multi-color option. So does that mean that the headphone jack is dead? Or OnePlus is simply playing with us and really just put it on the opposite edge of the phone. Together with a promised better photography experience, this these riddles will probably keep the interest on the OnePlus 5 alive for a little while longer.SOURCE: @OnePlus
Microsoft might be reconsidering its Consumer Reports subscription today, with the news that the Surface Laptop and Surface Book have both been stripped of their “recommended” status. Concerns about reliability of the Surface line-up as a whole have prompted the review organization to backtrack on its awards, in addition to suggesting that the Surface Pro shouldn’t be among your top considerations for a 2-in-1 hybrid, either. Microsoft is suitably outraged, as you’d expect, and indeed there are some big questions around just what Consumer Reports is testing and how they’re doing that. As the company puts it, Microsoft finds itself in last place for reliability when it comes to Surface notebooks and tablets. 25-percent of Surface owners experience some sort of breakage by the second year of ownership, it’s suggested. Apple, in contrast, is rated as number one, with a mere 10-percent; Samsung takes the second spot, with 16-percent. It is, at first glance at least, a damning judgment on what have otherwise glowing – including, previously, by Consumer Reports – reviews of notebooks such as the new Surface Laptop.Ironically, though, the Surface Laptop wasn’t even on sale when Consumer Reports was gathering the statistics that would go on to shape its opinion of the notebook’s long-term reliability. That’s because of the methodology by which the company bases its predictions on, looking at existing owners who likely aren’t using the very latest version of the hardware in question. Indeed, though this report is dubbed the “2017 Winter Product Reliability Survey”, it actually only covers three months of notebook and tablet ownership in 2017 itself. Instead, it looks at experiences of more than 90,000 notebooks that were bought new between 2014 and the first quarter of this year. As a result a large percentage of Microsoft’s current Surface line-up wasn’t even on sale at the time.The Surface Pro 2017, for instance, was released in June of this year. Microsoft’s Surface Laptop began shipping in the same month. The Surface Book – which was updated with a new “Performance Base” in October 2016, but otherwise left unchanged – was available during Consumer Reports’ survey period, as was the Surface Pro 4 that has been superseded by the Surface Pro 2017, though remains on sale today. The Consumer Reports Nation Research Center’s process highlights one of the issues that continues to affect electronics reviews: striking a balance between long-term performance and short-term relevance in a segment where rapid iterations are the standard. Neither the Surface Laptop nor the Surface Pro 2017 have been on sale long enough for anybody to have built up a significant period of time using them, certainly not the two year bracket that the research company uses for its reliability metric. Indeed, although Consumer Reports doesn’t publicly break down the number of each prior version of Surface hardware owned by respondents, it seems likely that only a minority percentage were using devices that Microsoft actual sells, as new, today. To fit within that minimum of two years use, in fact, applicable models for the survey will have included the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, and perhaps the Surface 3 if purchased right at the point of release. The Surface Pro 4 and original Surface Book, launched at the end of 2015, have not been on the market long enough to fit within that two year bracket, though it’s unclear if Consumer Reports makes that a minimum requirement for inclusion or would include those models in its findings. Spooling back, it’s clear that some of those early Surface models did encounter issues. The Surface 2, as well as facing criticisms for Windows RT, encountered overheating problems. The Surface Pro 2, meanwhile, had some battery and sleep issues, while the Pro 3 added reports of touchscreen problems to that list. The Surface Pro 4 saw a number of high-profile complaints about Intel’s Skylake performance.It’s not to say that the Surface Book, Surface Laptop, or Surface Pro 2017 are perfect machines. Certainly, there have been reports of sleep issues on the Surface Book, and no notebook ever has a 100-percent reliability rate. Nonetheless, we have a little sympathy for Microsoft when, in a statement on Consumer Reports’ conclusions, it argues that each new iteration improves on design and stability. NOW READ: Surface Laptop Review“Every generation of Surface surpasses its predecessors in performance and in reliability,” a Microsoft spokesperson said. “Surface return and support rates are in line if not lower than industry average for devices in the same class.” With no hard numbers from Microsoft, and Consumer Reports only making public its assertion that 25-percent – or 1-in-4 – of Surface models will encounter a problem by the end of two years of ownership, it’s hard to go into any more detail on the matter. In the end, though it’s sensible to take previous reliability into account, without more details it’s arguably too extreme to knock the Surface line-up out of consideration if you’re looking for a new notebook. Would you buy a new Surface now? Do you trust Microsoft’s hardware? Let us know in the comments…
Story TimelineStarship Technologies now testing self-driving delivery dronesStarship Technologies and Mercedes team for Robovan robotic delivery vanStarship’s robot-couriers start US trials with Postmates and Doordash However the possibilities go beyond just avoiding cafe lines, the company points out. Starship envisages a fleet of its robots dispatching tools, spare parts, and other items around campuses, with plans to have thousands at work by 2019. Although the robots drive themselves and are programmed to deal with pedestrians and other traffic, they’re remotely monitored by human operators. Those operators can take control of the robots at any time, should a situation arise of which the AI isn’t ready for. The company doesn’t say quite how often that happens, mind, though points out that its robots have completed more than 100,000 miles of trundling across 100 cities around the world. The campus roll-out will continue through 2018, and Starship Technologies is opening up the service for other organizations which might want a ‘bot flock of its own. No word on how much getting these AI couriers set up will cost, however. Now, they’re headed en-masse to Intuit’s campus in Mountain View, CA. The company has a 4.3 acre facility with numerous buildings and parks; the Starship robots will be able to deliver food around the facility. Meanwhile, new robot garages – which Starship refers to as “pods” – have been set up in different spots. Each is capable of automatically swapping out the battery of the Starship robots, which resemble an oversized cooler on wheels. They also act as a temporary home for the robots, when they’re not being used. Different sizes and designs of pods are on offer, depending on the scale of the robot fleet and the environment they have to fit into. AdChoices广告Assigning tasks is done via a smartphone app, and the robots autonomously navigate their way around the campus. Initially, Intuit is using them to deliver food and drink orders: apparently breakfast sandwiches are currently the most popular item on the menu. It takes an average of 17 minutes for each delivery to be made, Starship says. You may soon be sharing a campus sidewalk with an autonomous delivery robot, with Starship Technologies launching a fleet of its six-wheeled self-driving ‘bots in California. The startup had been operating residential trials in the US and Europe, with the robots delivering take-out food and more.
GSMArena reports that Huawei Finland is investigating the issue and is offering users replacements free of charge. Although there is no official statement yet, Huawei UK seems to be doing the same as well. In general, however, Huawei remains silent on the matter, which has lead users to come up with theories of their own.Some have started using the #gluegate hashtag, blaming it on the glue that Huawei uses to lock the screens. Others have noted that only those OLED panels made by LG are affected while those from rival display maker BOE are just fine. LG’s reputation with the Pixel 2 XL’s equally problematic screen definitely sets a precedent for that. Halloween is long over but something might continue to haunt Huawei Mate 20 Pro owners like an eerie green ghost. And no, we’re not talking about Ghostbusters’ Slimer. Just days after new, proud owners got their hands on Huawei’s latest and greatest, the flood of complaints regarding screen problems come crashing into forums and social media. The complaints are clear: users are seeing a greenish light bleed around the edges. Unfortunately, Huawei’s official response isn’t as certain. AdChoices广告 There seems to be a less publicized issue that is actually plaguing recent generation of smartphones, particularly those whose edges curve to the sides. There is an amount of light bleeding from the edges, but not as visible nor as garish as the Mate 20 Pro’s. In dark light and with a dark background, it almost seems like your smartphone is haunted.Responding to the rapidly growing number of complaints, a Community Forum Manager from Huawei UK almost wrote the problem off as a side effect of the screen’s curved design and something that only happens under very specific conditions. Except it doesn’t, which angered users even more. Huawei distanced itself from the initial response, saying it is not the company’s official answer. Long story short, it still doesn’t have one.
The vehicle earned Good ratings across the board with one of the key bits of tech behind it scoring so highly being the Collision Mitigation Braking System that is included in the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assist technologies. Honda says that the vehicle also earned a Superior rating thanks to performance in collision avoidance tests.Honda Odyssey Elite and Touring trims earned an Acceptable rating for LED reflector headlights. Both of those trims have high-beam assist feature that changes between high and low beams depending on if other vehicles are present. The vehicle also earned a Good rating in the small overlap front and moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests.Odyssey also scored 5 stars in frontal crash tests for driver and passenger and 5 stars for side crash tests for front and rear seat passengers. The vehicle scored 4 stars in the rollover test. The Honda Sensing suite technologies include Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)AdChoices广告We had a look at the 2018 Honda Odyssey back in January and the van is packed with tech. The rear seats can get 10.2-inch WSVGA entertainment system. The second row seats can also slide all around with multiple configurations for convenience. You can also get optional WiFi hotspot and the CabinTalk system lets you break into whatever the people are listineng to in the back to get their attention.SOURCE: Honda News Honda is taking some time to brag on its 2018 Odyssey minivan. The vehicle earned a 5-star overall vehicle score from the NHTSA. The Odyssey earned the NHTSA Top Safety Pick+ designation when equipped with the available Honda Sensing and LED headlights. Honda Sensing is standard on Odyssey EX and higher trims, which account for 99% of sales according to Honda.