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Instant Games On Facebook Messenger Goes Global; No-Download!

Facebook announced Instant Games For Messenger back in November, last year. Since then, the apps were only available to users in the US, but from today on Instant Games will be available globally to 1.2 Billion Messenger users.

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Instant Games On Facebook Messenger

The Instant Game features a feature-rich, turn-based game right in Messenger. In addition to that, there are game bots involved, which will help game makers call out stuff like new levels and rewards. Earlier there were only a few games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Galaga embedded in Facebook Messenger.

The games are all no-download, played within the Messenger app itself. Well, the selection of games has been expanded with over 50 titles (depending on where you are and what device you’re using), some games like Words with Friends is already on the platform and games like EverWing, 8 Ball Pool is coming soon.

The new Instant Games on Messenger will roll out over the next few weeks worldwide for both iOS and Android.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop With Window 10 S Launched At $999

Microsoft has officially launched Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S targeting students. The company says that “it is a laptop that college students will love”. Well, it has a 13.5-inch PixelSense edge-to-edge display touchscreen and ultra-thin bezel. It has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and has a battery life of 14.5 hours.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Keyboard

As rumored the Surface Laptop’s keyboard has an Alcantara fabric-covered with responsive keyset, large trackpad and has great space to rest your palm for comfortable typing. It also comes with an offer for a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal and 1TB of free storage on OneDrive.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Specifications

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  • 13.5-inch (2256 x 1504 pixels) PixelSense Display With Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 Processor With Intel HD 620 (i5) / Intel® Iris Plus Graphics 640 (i7)
  • 4GB / 8GB / 16GB RAM
  • 128GB / 256GB / 512GB SSD
  • Windows 10 S
  • 720p HD Front-Facing Camera
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Stereo Microphones, Omnisonic Speakers With Dolby Audio
  • Ambient Light Sensor, TPM Chip For Enterprise-Grade Protection With Windows Hello
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect
  • Up To 14.5 hours Of Video Playback
  • Dimensions: 308.1 x 223.27 x 14.48 mm; Weight: 1.25kg

As rumored, the Microsoft Surface Laptop comes in Platinum, Graphite Gold, Cobalt Blue and Burgundy colors. All the four color options are only available in an i5-7200U 8GB/256GB model, while the other versions come in Platinum. The base model with i5 processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD starts at $999 (Rs 64,090 approx), will be available from June 15th.


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UberEATS Food Delivery Service Launched In India; Takes On Swiggy & Zomato

We earlier reported that the ride-hailing service Uber is launching its food service in India, UberEATS. UberEATS launched in the US last year after hovering its service in Los Angeles back in 2014. This service will take on food supply chain market holder; Swiggy and Zomato.

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UberEATS Launched In India

The service is available through its own app, which is available on iOS and Android. The App works pretty much same as any other food delivery app; as in it helps you quickly order food from various restaurant partners and have you delivered. The service is launched in Mumbai initially and will eventually expand to other cities in India.

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The service has a distinct advantage over existing players such as Zomato or Swiggy. It brings together three sides of the process i.e. involving restaurants, delivery partners, and customers in the process of food delivery. The only charge involved apart from the listed cost (or your food cost involving taxes) is just Rs 15 as delivery charge and there is no minimum order amount.

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Awesomeness Of UberEATS

The best part of this service is that it allows anyone with a two-wheeler to register as a delivery partner, apparently, opening job opportunities i.e all the logistics of payment and delivery is handled by UberEATS, so, the responsibility of restaurants is just to cook the food efficiently.

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In addition to that, you can customize your drop-off to anywhere and can even schedule orders and get delivered at your convenient time. Initial restaurant partners in Mumbai include The Bohri Kitchen, Nom Nom, The Bombay Canteen, The Good Wife, Fresh Menu, Le 15, and Krispy Kreme and Chilli’s.

Orders can be placed 24×7, depending on whether the restaurant is operating or not. Uber has also tied up with Paytm for cashless payments. So, users in Mumbai start using the service now by downloading the app or visiting ubereats.com.


Microsoft Surface Laptop Running Windows 10 S Surfaced Online

Microsoft is all set to host an event in New York City, where it would likely unveil the future of Windows 10. Even though we cannot expect Surface Book 2 or Surface Pro 5, but what we do expect is that the company will introduce a Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S at the event.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Specs

According to the rumors and the alleged Microsoft Surface Laptop photo leak, the laptop will feature a 13.5-in PixelSense display with 3.4 million pixels and come in 4 different colors i.e. Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Graphite Gold. It will run a skimmed version of Windows 10, which is to be called Windows 10 S.

The keyboard of the Surface Laptop comes in Alcantara-covered and looks similar to that of Surface Book’s keyboard. The left side of the keyboard is a USB-A port, display port, and audio combo jack, whereas on the right side there is only an SD card slot. The laptop is said to weigh 1.25 kgs and will be 14.47mm thin at the back and 9.9mm thin at the front.

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Windows 10 S aka Windows 10 Cloud

The Windows 10 S, which is previously rumored to be called Windows 10 Cloud. It is a lighter version of the incumbent Windows 10 and is rumored to run on Universal Windows Platform, apps from Windows Store and will be cheaper than the company’s premium Surface convertibles.

Well, we don’t know the pricing yet, but it would be somewhat similar to Chromebook Pixel. The event starts at 9:30 AM ET / 6:30 AM PT (7:00 PM IST) on May 2nd. Stay tuned for more updates on it.


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WhatsApp Beta Let’s You Pin Up To Three Chats; Here Is How It Works

Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has been updating its app with some minor and major changes to improve the user experience. Though the overall looks and feel of the remains same but there are quite a few additions such as Snapchat like Stories, Siri integration, and much more.

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WhatsApp Beta Let’s You Pin Your Chats!

If you are a WhatApp users, there is a lot of chances that your chat list is overflowing with messages (certain times). Well, WhatsApp is making it little easier to spot the people according to your priority. There is a new icon added to the action bar, which is placed next to functions such as delete, mute and archive.

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So, you can pin only three chats at the top, even though it’s not the most recent chat. If you try pinning another chat, WhatsApp will show the notification “You can’t pin more”. However, users can unpin one chat and add another. This is really a nifty feature of those who are waiting for an important message or if you the chat list is simply too heavy to manage.

This feature is landed on WhatsApp (Facebook-owned), just expect that it will soon land on Messenger too. Well, to try out the pinning feature on WhatsApp beta, Join the official beta users (Click Here) or by tapping the ‘Join Beta’ at the bottom of the app’s page in Play Store or you can directly download from the apk from here.

HTC U 11 Retail Box Leaked Confirming The Flagship Model’s Specs

HTC U 11 has been in rumors for a while now, but the latest leak might be the closest we have come yet to official specs details. The latest leak appears to a be retail box art, which (in case if legit) provides us with a fine trove of information on the upcoming flagship from HTC.

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HTC U 11 Retail Box Leaked Specification

According to the leaked image, the phone will sport a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560) display which will be protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The flagship is powered by octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset and Adreno 540 GPU, which is paired with 4GB/6GB RAM alongside 64GB/128GB internal storage, which can further be expanded to 2TB via microSD.


Well, the leaked image also shows the camera specs i.e. a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, HTC UltraPixel 3 and UltraSpeed AF and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0. All these is powered by a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.

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More On HTC U 11

The HTC U 11 will support HTC Boomsound, 3D audio recording, Hi-Res audio and HTC USonic Active Noise Cancellation. Addition to that it has an IP57 rating (according to rumors) for dust and water resistance, supports dual nano SIM cards, NFC and Edge Sense. HTC U 11 is expected to be unveiled on May 16th.

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As the unveiling is just two weeks away, we might see a lot more leaks. And again, all these information are just leaks and rumors, nothing is official yet. Take this piece of information with a pinch of salt. Stay tuned for more leaks and rumors on HTC U 11.

Samsung To Roll Out Bixby Voice Assistant Services Starting Today

Samsung Bixby Voice Assistant, which was debuted with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ has pulled a lot of attention. However, Samsung notified that Bixby won’t be available at the time of launch and will be rolled out later on, seems like its the time.

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Samsung Bixby Voice Assistant Rollout

Samsung has provided services such as ‘Bixby Vision’ and ‘Bixby Home’ in Samsung Galaxy S8 series but was delayed as the voice assistant wasn’t prepared for the launch. Well, it didn’t take much of a time, Bixby Voice Assistant starts to rollout today in South Korea and will slowly expand to more countries in the coming days.

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Well, Samsung promised that its Bixby Voice Assistant will provide users full-fledged AI experience that other AI’s like Google Assistant, Cortana, Alexa and Siri offers. Well, if you have bought the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, Bixby Voice will be pushed through OTA, so all you have to do it wait.

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A Samsung official said;

Bixby Voice is going through an iterative process to build up a user’s voice, instructions, and other knowledge through a learning engine called Deep Learning.

Acer Holo 360: An Android Phone With A 360-Degree Camera

Acer showcased a number devices at an event in New York city, which includes laptops, smartwatches, projectors, notebooks, and monitors. Most of the devices showcased were Windows device, but one device had an Android catch, it was Acer Holo 360.

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Acer Holo 360

Much like it sounds, it is, of course, a 360-degree camera but with an Android OS. Well, Acer didn’t talk much about the device, why? because the device is just a prototype and the company may or may not retail it.


We don’t know which version of Android is running on the device, but what we know is that it has a touchscreen and is capable of WiFi and 4G LTE connections. Much like its Android version, the company was also short on camera components details.

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The device is a pocket-sized snapper, which has a 360-degree camera and on top of that, users can make or take calls. The device looks futuristic and holds a good amount of potential to take on traditional smartphones with its design and form factor.

Google Classroom; An Application Lets Anyone Become Teacher

Google opens up Google Classroom, an educational service that allows anyone to create and teach on its platform. So, anyone can join the class from anywhere and learn. Classroom makes it easy for learners and instructors to connect—inside and outside of schools.

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Google Classroom Features

It is a free web service for schools, non-profits, and anyone with a Google account. Apart from that, it is a free suite of productivity tools that includes email, documents, and storage. The classroom will help manage classes for adult education, hobbies and after school programs (which really needed).

It really handy for people who want to do more than just tutorials on their blogs and YouTube Channels, as they can add resources, post tasks and assignments and interact with students as they progress.

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Google Classroom Update

Classroom in 2017 got a major update which added a service to allow anyone to join classes, without the need of G suite of Education account (which is usually provided by schools and universities). This is a great progress, as anyone can learn over the internet but staying in an organized class structure.

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Facebook Messenger Lite Is Now Live In 150 Additional Countries

Facebook has launched the lite version back in October last year. Messenger Lite was available for a handful of countries but now the company has added 150 additional countries to its Lite service. The whole point of having the Lite app is that it should run even on low-end (hardware) smartphones.

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Messenger Lite Added More Countries

Facebook added 150 countries to its Messenger Lite list, which includes Germany, Colombia, Italy, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan and the Netherlands.

The app needs less memory and processing power to operate. It also uses less data when compared to the full-fledged app. If the main Messenger apps bogs your phone’s hardware? Lite is the best alternative.

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Missing Features; Do You Care?

Though the app comes hand and works almost on all phones without any bogging, you will, however, miss out certain features, such as Messenger Day (Messenger Stories), the camera effects and the native experience. Well, if you don’t care about these, you are good to go.

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