Android O is “touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse” on August 21, Google reveals

As rumored last week, August 21 will be an important day for Google and its mobile operating system. That’s because the company promises we’ll “meet the next release of Android and all of its super (sweet) new powers” on that day, which is also the day of the total solar eclipse. Google will hold a special event for Android O in New York City on that date, starting at 2:40 PM ET. This will thankfully be livestreamed, the company revealed. A countdown to the big event is already live on the Android website. We…

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On a Platter: Kashmiri Dum Aloo

The popular vegetarian dish – Kashmiri dum aloo in royal gravy – is one of the best Indian main courses for parties and get-togethers. Include this irristible curry with potatoes stuffed with cottage cheese, dry fruits and fresh cream in your weekend menu. Savour the dish with chapatti or lachcha paratha. Serves: 4; Preparation time: 30 minutes; Cooking time: 45-60 minutes Ingredients: Potatoes – 4 large, Tomatoes –10 large, Onion – 1 Ginger – 1” piece, Garlic –  4 flakes, Green chillies -3 Few Coriander leaves, Cottage cheese – 100 grams Fresh yogurt – 1 cup, Fresh cream – 4 tbsp, Besan – 1 tbsp Cashew nuts – 24, Raisins – 12,…

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Mediatek to announce Helio P23 and Helio P30 on August 29

MediaTek started sending invites for an announcement of two new processors – the Helio P23 and the Helio P30. Details and specifications are expected to be unveiled at an event in Beijing on August 29. Thanks to a tip we got, there are already rumors about the chipsets. The Helio P23 is going to be built on the 16 nm process and will feature an octa-core CPU. The SoC is rumored to support 2K resolution and dual camera setups. It is also expected to have Cat.7 connectivity and LPDDR4X memory….

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ANDHERI AIMS FOR A ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE ON I-DAY

Shatadal housing society in Andheri has been successfully composting for three years 50 housing societies were distributed compost tumblers to encourage recycling of waste. As the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, 50 societies in Mumbai’s western suburbs pledged to join the fight against city’s mounting waste predicament and vowed to recycle and reduce their waste. Thousands of residents from in and around Andheri gathered at a function in the presence of megastar Amitabh Bacchan, and took it upon themselves to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle and rid their…

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6 Goan Desserts You’d Love to Binge on the Next Time You Are in Goa

What’s the point of visiting a city without having to savour its local cuisine and drinks? Goan cuisine is something that is unmissable. It is largely influenced by Saraswat, Konkani, Portuguese, South Indian and British cuisine. Not only the local cuisine and drinks, but Goan desserts are known for their uniqueness and flavours. They may not be as popular as the Vindalooor seafood, but anyone’s who been to Goa would know that desserts here are no less sinful. The traditional desserts are popularly made during festivals in most Goan homes, so…

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ANDHERI AIMS FOR A ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE ON I-DAY

50 housing societies were distributed compost tumblers to encourage recycling of waste. As the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, 50 societies in Mumbai’s western suburbs pledged to join the fight against city’s mounting waste predicament and vowed to recycle and reduce their waste. Thousands of residents from in and around Andheri gathered at a function in the presence of megastar Amitabh Bacchan, and took it upon themselves to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle and rid their surroundings of trash. The cause garnered support from local political parties, with…

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Five to Try: Titanfall: Assault lands on Android, and Kevin Hart launches Laugh Out Loud

If you’re in need of new and interesting Android apps and games to check out this weekend, then look no further: We have five of the week’s biggest Play Store debuts and updates collected here in our latest Five to Try column. Titanfall: Assault transforms the exhilarating mech shooter franchise into an intriguing card-based battle for control, while Kevin Hart’s new Laugh Out Loud streaming app serves up original comedy shows in both free and paid varieties. And if you want further options, then Motorsport Manager Mobile 2, Samsung’s no-longer-exclusive Internet Browser,…

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Samsung begins testing Nougat on multiple Galaxy C-series devices

According to tipster @mmddj_china who is based out of China, Samsung has started testing the Nougat update on multiple Galaxy C series devices. Specifically, Android 7.0 is being tested on the Galaxy C5, Galaxy C7, and the C9 Pro. He also notes that it is the Chinese variants of these phones. There is, however, no information on exactly when the roll out will begin. Given Samsung’s track record, it may take sometime before the update arrives officially. [Source”cnbc”]

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The Pixel and Pixel XL are finally on sale (and you get a free Daydream View, too)

Google’s rumored release of a Pixel 2 smartphone looks even more likely right now: The Google store has put the Pixel and Pixel XL on sale. (Typically, Google has only offered discounts on its phones after discontinuing them.) To further sweeten this deal, the search giant’s also throwing in a Daydream View mobile VR headset for free. Google has knocked $125 off the Pixel putting the price for the base model at $524, while the Pixel XL is $200 off for a starting price of $569. To get the Daydream View for free, you have…

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CAG report on Food Corporation reveals loaders’ use of proxy labour to earn lakhs continues unabated

New Delhi: The famous lakhpati loaders of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) continue to bleed the corporation dry, never mind multiple suggestions by myriad agencies to rein them in. The latest fault finding mission, by the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, has laid bare the same rot which has been eating away at FCI for years. The CAG found that in October 2015, 61 labourers at FCI earned more than Rs two lakh as monthly incentive and two among these loaders earned over three lakh in incentive! Their remuneration…

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