Train 2 million Android developers
Google said that will also train 2 million Android developers for a period of 3 years across 30 universities in India and will work with the National Skill Development Corporation of India.
Google Maps Offline Local Guides
Google Maps now supports turn by turn navigation in India, even without an Internet connection. Google also said that it would help more businesses come online by getting them to list on Google Maps. Google says that India now ranks third in terms of local guides on Google Maps.
Sundar Pichai, during his visit met the Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to start the pilot testing of ‘Project Loon’ in India. The government has in-principle agreed to the project and state-run BSNL will help it take flight in India.
It was a good Friday at the Bollywood box office with big budget films ‘Dilwale’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ raking in over Rs.20 crore and Rs.12 crore respectively on the opening day itself.
It was termed as a clash of the titans when Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Dilwale’ opposite Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ were going to be released on the same day. Eventually, both the films seem to have found their own audience. Industry experts say though ‘Dilwale’ has opened to packed houses, the numbers will only get better for ‘Bajirao Mastani’.
On the other hand, there is Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who at least is trying to give us something new, even if it is a little reminiscent of Jodhaa Akbar.
There are two gorgeous women – Deepika Padukone is a dancing, fighting, superstar. Priyanka Chopra is both fun and funny as the cuckolded first wife. Then there’s Ranveer Singh, who has clearly worked hard on his character of Peshwa Bajirao. The accent is right, the physicality is perfect, the acting is restrained. The battles are designed as ballets, the costumes are brilliant, and the dances are scintillating. So what if the film is not historically accurate?
At least there are notions of a Hindu nationhood, there is talk of religion and love (rang ka koi dharma nahin, dharm ka koi rang nahin) and questions of inclusiveness (hamari ladai aapse hai, aapke dharam se nahin).
In this age of questions about the idea of India, it is good to hear a mainstream movie discussing how there is no distance between Durga and dargah. And not dialogues such as this gem: Woh fast hai to aap furious mat ho.
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has announced that its first open sale for the OnePlus X will start from 12am on 10 December. The OnePlus X Onyx variant which is priced at Rs 16,999 will be available on Amazon, the whole of 10 Dec and customers can buy it without any invite.
OnePlus X also comes with special insurance offerings which is in partnership with Europe’s leading customer care partner called B2X.
The OnePlus X is the first ‘Make in India’ device for which local production will start in Hyderabad. In terms of specifications, the device will sport a 5-inch AMOLED display offering a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It will be powered by Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. The OnePlux will have 3 GB RAM. It will include an internal storage of 16GB, and can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.
The devices will sport a 13MP rear camera along with a 8MP front facing camera. The device’s autofocus allows you to capture your subject in 0.2 seconds. The dual SIM smartphone will include a 2525mAh battery. The OnePlus X will run Oxygen OS based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Source – Firstpost
Facebook rolled out a new way for users to control which friends and pages appear atop their News Feeds.
The social network said in an email to SocialTimes that starting Monday, most users will begin seeing the reminder note pictured to the right atop their News Feeds, reading:
Put the people you love at the top: We care about showing you posts from people who matter to you. We’ve made new controls that allow you to prioritize friends and family in your News Feed.
Once users select friends and pages, new content since their last visits to Facebook will appear at the top of News Feed, along with a star in the top-right-hand corner, alerting users why those posts are on top.
The remainder of posts in News Feed will appear as they usually do.
Readers: What do you think of this new News Feed feature?