BENGALURU: The present and future are coming together to save the past. For conservation groups, startups and individual citizens fighting to maintain heritage, getting people in touch with it is a key objective. The best way to do it is with technology, says FlippAR Go founder Vivek Jain. The augmented reality (AR) platform, via its free mobile application, scans heritage structures to throw up interactive information about the sites using realtime images. “There is so much we don’t know about or own city’s history. It is very important for the younger generation to be interested in heritage and the best way to get their attention is through technology,” Jain points out. The company is working on a new addition to include Bengaluru’s flora and fauna in the app as well. They have also launched interactive postcards of landmark places such as Cubbon Park, the State Central Library and KR Market. Like the structures, the postcards come alive on the screen … [Read more...] about Living the past: AR, games keeping Bengalureans in touch with city’s heritage
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Xiaomi’s Poco F1 has received a price cut, once again. The smartphone with the latest price cut is available via Mi.com and Flipkart.Xiaomi Poco F1 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model is now available online for Rs 18,999. The 8GB RAM and 256GB model is available for Rs 22,999. The Armoured Edition of Xiaomi Poco F1 is also available for at a discounted price of Rs 22,999. The three models were earlier available for Rs 20,999, Rs 27,999 and Rs 28,999 respectively. The base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is available for Rs 17,999 .The latest price cut comes amid rumours of a new Poco F2. According to reports, Xiaomi will launch Poco F2 with upgraded specifications such as Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and AMOLED display. While Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are aimed at Rs 20,000-Rs 30,000 segment, Poco F2 is expected to cover sub Rs 20,000 price points.Mi fans, you know how the #POCOF1 has won so many hearts. 😍https://t.co/pMj1r7lwp8 or @Flipkart. … [Read more...] about Xiaomi Poco F1 gets big price cut but should you buy it?
CHENNAI:: Tough and a stickler to the rulebook, TN Seshan fearlessly took on both inert officials and slack political parties to ensure fair and free elections in the country during his trail-blazing six-year stint between 1990 and 1996 as the chief election commissioner. Born Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan on December 15, 1932 in Thirunellai, Palakkad district of Kerala, he ruthlessly enforced the model code of conduct much to the chagrin of political parties. Till he took over, political parties ferrying people to polling stations was considered quite "normal," and it was during Seshan's stint as CEC that it became impossible with the model code being made sacrosanct. Also, he ensured that bogus voting was curbed to a large extent. Such reforms were unheard of till he took over as the 10th chief election commissioner in 1990. In his zealous mission to cleanse the electoral system, he earned the wrath of politicians including late AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa who had hit out at … [Read more...] about TN Seshan’s bold initiatives led India’s game changing electoral reforms
We’ve been hearing about Poco F2 aka Pocophone 2 for several months. The long-awaited Xiaomi Poco F1 successor has been rumoured and leaked multiple times, but there hasn’t been any official word. Now, Spigen, a popular case developer, listed (now pulled) two models of Poco F2 on its website. The listing doesn’t reveal any specifications but does give a good look at the design.Poco F2 will come with Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro-like design. This means you can expect an AMOLED display and pop-up selfie camera.According to the listing, Xiaomi Poco F2 will draw design inspiration from Xiaomi K20 series. This essentially means Xiaomi Poco F2 will come with graphic glass back panel and pop-up selfie camera module. The listing also hints at a vertical camera setup on the rear. The smartphone is also seen sporting a higher screen-to-body ratio. Earlier rumours have suggested Xiaomi Poco F2 will come with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon chipset, most likely the Snapdragon 855 … [Read more...] about Poco F2: Xiaomi may soon launch Poco F1 successor, new leak reveals Redmi K20-like design
Shortly after Poco F1 Lite was spotted online, Xiaomi’s long-awaited Poco F2 has made an appearance online. Unlike the previous listing, Xiaomi Poco F2 comes with the latest flagship Qualcomm chipset. Spotted on benchmarking website Geekbench, Xiaomi Poco F2 runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor, the same chipset that powers the likes of Samsung Galaxy S10 and is expected on OnePlus 7. The chipset is coupled with 4GB of RAM. Considering the multiple variants of Xiaomi Poco F1, the 4GB model is expected to be the base model. The top-end model could come with up to 6 or 8GB of RAM. The smartphone has been spotted with Android Q, Google’s next Android iteration. Looks like Xiaomi Poco F2 will be one of the first phones in India to offer the latest Qualcomm chipset and Google OS. As far as Geekbench performance goes, Xiaomi Poco F2 scored 1776 points and 6097 in single-core and multi-core benchmark tests. The benchmark scores are … [Read more...] about Xiaomi Poco F2 key specifications revealed ahead of official launch