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Ameya DalviFeb 07, 2023 21:19:26 ISTIt is time for the next generation of OnePlus phones, mainly the OnePlus 11 5G. By the time you read this piece, it would already been officially unveiled in India. We had access to the device for the past few days, and though the full review will take a bit longer, there are a handful of things about the phone we can tell you about. We can also tell you how it differs from its predecessor, the OnePlus 10T, across various key parameters like design, display, camera etc.   Image Credit: Tech2 | Ameya Dalvi To…

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Harmanpreet Kaur and Co. will take on Bangladesh women in their second warm-up match before the T20 World Cup 2023, on Wednesday. The Women in Blue are aiming to clinch the title for the first time in history.Bangladesh women are currently ranked No.9 in the world while India are at the 4th position. Given the rankings, the Women in Blue should win the contest. After losing their first warm-up match against Australia on Monday, India women desperately need a victory to get a winning momentum while heading into the marquee tournament.ALSO READ: ‘No wonder he has been a scapegoat’: Ex-IND…

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Artificial intelligence systems hallucinate just as humans do and when ‘they’ do, the rest of us might be in for a hard bargain, writes Satyen K. Bordoloi. When I prompted it, ChatGPT took less than a second to write a sonnet about hate in Shakespeare’s voice that began: “Hate, the poison that doth gnaw the soul; And turn the heart to stone, a bitter thing; That spreads its venom, maketh us to cower; And robbeth us of love and joy’s sweet fling.” It has even passed law and medical exams. But when I asked ChatGPT “what is the world record…

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Rufus Sewell will play Prince Andrew in Netflix’s upcoming film Scoop on the royal’s 2019 interview on BBC’s Newsnight with Emily Maitlis. Gillian Anderson, Billie Piper and Keeley Hawes have also been announced as part of the cast. The film is based on the book Scoops: Behind the Scenes of the BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews by producer Sam McAlister who landed Prince Andrew’s interview. Peter Moffat is adapting the memoir for the fictional drama. (Also read: Prince Andrew’s tribute to the Queen: ‘Dear mummy, mother, your majesty, 3 in 1’)Gillian Anderson will play interviewer Emily Maitlis, while Billie Piper will…

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Actor Jeremy Renner has teased an update about his next series with Disney+ Rennervations, which was supposed to be released in early 2023. The actor suffered an accident while snow ploughing near his home earlier last month and has been undergoing treatment ever since. (Also read: Jeremy Renner shares new pic, reveals he broke over 30 bones in accident; Chris Evans teases him, asks about ‘snowcat’)Last month, the actor had revealed that he broke around 30 bones in the accident that occurred in Nevada, US. After the accident, the actor had to be airlifted to a hospital, where he underwent…

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Florida House Speaker Paul Renner sent a letter on Friday to a Florida school district demanding answers on a book that has been challenged by parents in the district. Renner on Friday announced he has requested records from Hillsborough County Public School [HCPS] officials regarding so-called “age-inappropriate” reading materials available in public school libraries. Renner’s request seeks to “understand the decision-making processes for allowing such materials to be made available to young children and how school officials address parental objections.” MARYLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT GIVES KIDS WORKSHEET ABOUT THEIR LEVEL OF PRIVILEGE OR OPPRESSION Florida House Speaker announced he has requested…

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In another two days, the much-anticipated Border-Gavaskar Series will kick off in Nagpur with Team India aiming to win the series by convincing margin to book their spot in the World Test Championship final. India will be without the services of three of their key Test players – Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and Shreyas Iyer (only one match), which might just make it difficult as well for India to make their perfect XI for the Australia tie. But former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes that India’s fate will be down to one man’s form, hailing the star cricketer as…

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On January 6, public sightings of an unidentified high-altitude balloon over Port Blair were reported on social media. A Chinese spy balloon recently floated over nuclear silos in the United States and was later shot down (Representational) By Ankit Kumar, Abhishek Bhalla : In the last week of December 2021, the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) – India’s only tri-service command – concluded a multi-domain tri-service exercise designed to validate rapid response capability with regard to perceived threats to the strategically-important eastern islands. The footage released by the ANC later depicted elite assets from the four service components – the…

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The 2023 Border-Gavaskar series comes at an interesting time in the careers of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, with both trying to rediscover the strengths which made them the premier batters of world cricket. Their scripts have been similar — captains when Australia last toured India in 2017, they were the focus of all attention, players who were at the peak of their powers. Lately, the discussions have centered around whether they are looking like their old confident selves, players who were run-machines or good batters with slowing reflexes and waning skills. As India and Australia renew their famed rivalry,…

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The anti-encroachment drive of the Jammu and Kashmir administration, which began in January and was aimed at freeing up government land encroached upon by influential people, has seen massive protests and threats from a terror outfit. From its genesis in the Roshni Act to the politicians facing the heat, here’s what the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s eviction drive is all about. Scores of members from various political parties, including the Congress, the People’s Democratic Party, the Apni Party and the Democratic Azad Party have held protests agsinst the anti-encroachment drive in Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo: Getty Images) By India…

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