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Day: September 2, 2020

Goya love: From India to Japan, a bitter gourd and taste of home

Goya love: From India to Japan, a bitter gourd and taste of home

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Karela is the crocodile-skinned vegetable nemesis of Indian children, but for one writer it has come to symbolise home.by Priyanka Borpujari31 Aug 2020 Priyanka's sixth birthday in Jorhat; in the evening, the family went to the market to buy a dress of her choice, before returning home to cut the cake [Photo courtesy of Priyanka Borpujari] By the time I was 14, my family was visiting Jorhat annually during summer breaks - taking a 33-hour train ride from Bombay to Calcutta, then an overnight stay at the Broadway Hotel on Calcutta's Esplanade Street, followed by an Indian Airlines flight at noon to Assam's capital, Guwahati, 20 days at my mother's family home in Guwahati, and finally an eight-hour bus ride from Guwahati to Jorhat which included a 30-minute lunch break at the same hig...
Zhiyun Smooth X Mobile Gimbal Review: A selfie stick or a gimbal? BOTH!

Zhiyun Smooth X Mobile Gimbal Review: A selfie stick or a gimbal? BOTH!

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By Paco Zheng -Jul 6, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Ever since Zhiyun impressed us with its fine-designed Smooth Q2 mobile gimbal last year, we’ve been looking forward to its new gimbal in 2020. And we finally have their latest product, the Zhiyun Smooth X, in for review. Its design is so special that we cannot classify it as a basic gimbal or a selfie stick at first glance. It seems that Zhiyun just created a new market segment, a combination of mobile gimbal and a smart selfie stick. That’s probably the reason why Zhiyun keeps attracting a wider crowd globally: its product design is often unique. But how about its actual performance? Let’s find out the answer. In addition to the white version we’re holding, there is a gray option for...
Rollme to roll-out the first ever “bezel-less” smartwatch

Rollme to roll-out the first ever “bezel-less” smartwatch

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By Simranpal Singh -Sep 2, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Rollme, a budding player in the smartwatch industry has a surprise for us. With the upcoming smartwatch – Rollme Hero, the firm may establish itself as the big player in the smartwatch industry. The Rollme Hero, as you’ve already read, will be the first smartwatch to offer a complete “bezel-less” dialer experience. As per Rollme, it took tremendous efforts and advanced engineering to bring a full-screen experience on a smartwatch. It goes on saying that, the Rollme Hero finally broke through the limitation of the screen frame. We’ve to wait and see what all other bells and whistles do the wearable bring to the table. The Rollme Hero, going by the official renders is a cool smar...
OnePlus CEO joins OPPO’s holding company as Senior VP and Chief Product Experience Officer

OnePlus CEO joins OPPO’s holding company as Senior VP and Chief Product Experience Officer

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He will remain as the CEO of OnePlusBy Joel Joseph -Aug 31, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt UPDATE: Realme has reached out to us to clarify that Pete Lau will play no role in the Realme, even though he is the SVP of OPlus, an investor in the brand. It further adds that it is operating independently in its full capacity and takes 100% ownership of its product portfolio and R&D. Original story.. Pete Lau, the CEO and co-founder of OnePlus has taken up a very important role at OPPO as the senior vice president and head of the product experience team. The news was first reported by the Chinese publication, the paper.cn. OPPO confirmed that Pete Lau will indeed be serving a role in its holding company. Mr. Lau will be acting as t...
Vivo patents a smartphone design with periscope camera and dual-tone back

Vivo patents a smartphone design with periscope camera and dual-tone back

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By Sudarshan -Sep 2, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Lately, smartphone OEMs have been launching devices with periscope lenses to offer lossless zoom functionality. HUAWEI P30 Pro from early 2019 is known to popularize it. A little over a year now, we can find this type of zoom lens even on mid-range handsets like Mi 10 Youth and realme X3 SuperZoom. On the other hand, vivo has been using it on its upper mid-range devices like vivo X30 Pro and vivo X50 Pro/Pro+. Now, it patents another smartphone design with a periscope lens. This patent was filed by vivo Mobile Communications to the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) on April 24. It got published after is approval on August 28. ...
Taiwan’s redesigned passport shrinks words ‘Republic of China’

Taiwan’s redesigned passport shrinks words ‘Republic of China’

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8 hours ago Image captionThe new passport, right, makes Taiwan larger and Republic of China smaller than on the old passport, left Taiwanese officials have announced changes to the passport design, making the word "Taiwan" larger and shrinking the words "Republic of China". Authorities said the redesign was to stop confusion between its nationals and citizens of China. The island is for all practical purposes an independent state but China sees it as a breakaway province. A Beijing foreign ministry spokeswoman said this would not change Taiwan being an "inalienable part of China". Officials unveiled the new passports at a ceremony on Wednesday. The English words Republic of China - Taiwan's official name - will be moved from the top of the cover to instead wrap around...
Alexei Navalny: Russia opposition leader poisoned with Novichok – Germany

Alexei Navalny: Russia opposition leader poisoned with Novichok – Germany

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Published3 hours ago There is "unequivocal proof" that Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent, Germany has said.Chancellor Angela Merkel said he was a victim of attempted murder and the world would look to Russia for answers.Mr Navalny was flown to Berlin after falling ill on a flight in Siberia last month, and remains in a coma.His team says he was poisoned on President Vladimir Putin's orders. The Kremlin has dismissed the allegation.The Kremlin spokesman called on Germany for a full exchange of information and foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova complained the Novichok allegations were not backed up by evidence. "Where are the facts, where are the formulas, at least some kind of information?" she asked. A Novichok nerve ...
Rais Yatim dilantik Speaker Dewan Negara baharu

Rais Yatim dilantik Speaker Dewan Negara baharu

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NURUL HUDA HUSAIN | | 2 September 2020 KUALA LUMPUR - Pengerusi Badan Pimpinan Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Negeri Sembilan, Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim mengangkat sumpah sebagai Yang Dipertua Dewan Negara yang Ke-18 hari ini. Beliau mengangkat sumpah jawatan itu di depan Timbalan Yang Dipertua Dewan Negara, Datuk Seri Abd Halim Abd Samad di Dewan Negara. Terdahulu, keputusan melantik Rais dibuat melalui proses pengundian bersurat memandangkan terdapat lebih daripada satu nama dikemukakan. Abdul Halim mengumumkan pemilihan Rais selepas calon dari kerajaan itu mendapat undi tertinggi mengatasi seorang lagi calon menerusi keputusan undi bersurat. “YB senator Rais Yatim mendapat 45 undi dan YB Yusmadi mendapat 19 undi dan seorang tidak hadir. Dengan ini YB senator Ra...
Neymar positif COVID-19

Neymar positif COVID-19

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KONGSI ARTIKELShareTweet LONDON: Neymar positif ujian COVID-19 selepas percutian akhir musim di Ibiza dengan Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) mengesahkan tiga pemain dijangkiti virus itu. Juara Ligue 1 dan finalis Liga Juara-Juara itu tidak menamakan pemain terbabit, namun Angel Di Maria, 32, dan Leandro Paredes, 26, dipercayai dua pemain lain yang diuji positif, seperti dilaporkan L'Equipe. Neymar ketika bercuti di Ibiza. - Foto ihsan Instagram Neymar Selepas tewas di final Liga Juara-Juara menentang Bayern Munich pada 23 Ogos lalu, ketiga-tiga pemain itu baru-baru ini menghabiskan masa bercuti di pulau Ibiza, Sepanyol. "Tiga pemain PSG disahkan positif selepas ujian Sars CoV2 dan sudah menjalani protokol kesihatan yang sesuai, '' kata kelab itu di media sosial. "Semua pemain ...