Xiaomi Poco F1 Seen to Pass Scratch Test, But Fail Pass Burn, Bend Tests


Xiaomi Poco F1 Seen to Pass Scratch Test, But Fail Pass Burn, Bend Tests

Photo Credit: YouTube/ JerryRigEverything

The plastic build of the Xiaomi Poco F1 was failed to pass the bend test

Poco F1, the new smartphone from Xiaomi that already gained huge popularity in India, has now undergone some durability tests. These come in the form of scratch, burn, and bend tests to ultimately check how the new smartphone performs in terms of toughness. The latest development comes days after Xiaomi officially confirmed the splash resistance of the Poco F1. The Chinese company also highlighted that the smartphone has Quick Charge 4.0 support, though it was initially announced with Quick Charge 3.0.

None other than YouTuber JerryRigEverything has released a video showing the durability of the Poco F1. Once unboxed, the YouTuber begins the Poco F1 durability test by start scratching the display panel that comes with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The display is found to withstand scratches of up to 6 on Mohs’ scale of hardness. However, some deeper grooves were found at a level of 7. “It’s covered in Gorilla Glass, and you won’t have to worry about keys or coins or razor blades scratching the large 6.2-inch display,” the narrator describes in the video.

After scratch testing the display panel, the YouTuber took the sides of the Poco F1 to check the paint job. The shiny paint wasn’t able to resist the attacks of the sharp razor.

 

The fingerprint sensor that sits at the back of the Poco F1 is found to be “invincible” that resists scratches even from a sharp blade. Similar is the case of the protector covering dual rear camera setup that helps bear scratches. However, the back panel of the smartphone is highly prone to scratches. The plastic back, nevertheless, doesn’t shatter in case of any sudden drops, unlike models such as OnePlus 6 that carry a glass back.

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Further, the YouTuber took a burn test under which the screen of the Poco F1 wasn’t able to withstand an open flame even for few seconds. The phone also failed to pass the bend test. But notably, the body requires a huge force to change its shape.

 



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PUBG Mobile Season 3 Now Live With New Royale Pass


PUBG Mobile Season 3 for Android and iOS is now live and it comes with a new Royale Pass. The PUBG Mobile Royale Pass is Tencent’s answer to the Fortnite Battle Pass with new cosmetic unlocks with each level earned. According to the PUBG Mobile subreddit, the PUBG Mobile Season 3 Royale Pass is now available for purchase at the price of 600 UC for the Elite variant and 1800 for Elite Price. In addition to this there are a 100 levels and six ‘free’ Legendary items with the Elite Royale Pass, allowing players to get four legendary achievements by playing and ranking up. All Season 2 RP points, data levels and leaderboards have been reset. In addition to this, users on the PUBG Mobile subreddit have calculated PUBG Mobile Season 3 rewards and you can earn them.

PUBG Mobile Season 3 rewards – free users

  • 175 – Daily Missions (25/day, 7/week)
  • 70 – Daily login points (10/day, 7/week)
  • 240 – Weekly Normal Missions (6/week valued at 30 per mission)
  • 100 – Free for completing 10 missions a week

PUBG Mobile Season 3 rewards – Elite Royale Pass users 

  • 175 – Daily Missions (25/day, 7/week)
  • 70 – Daily login points (10/day, 7/week)
  • 240 – Weekly Normal Missions (6/week valued at 30 per mission)
  • 100 – Free for completing 10 missions a week
  • 320 – Elite Missions (4/week valued at 80 per mission)

“This means that if you complete every mission, daily and login for 45 seconds every day to just collect the free 10 RP everyone is able to max out their respected pass. It should be noted that each daily mission has 72 hours time to be completed before it expires so plan accordingly,” claims Redditor Szpartan.

And while the Sanhok map is seen in the background of the official PUBG Mobile Season 3 art work, it is speculated to be a part of the PUBG 0.8.0 update. That said, we won’t be surprised to see it sooner rather than later.

“As of now, new maps are the most requested in-game feature in PUBG Mobile. I think the idea of exploring a new terrain; a new battleground gets the players excited. We are always looking into what interests our players and are trying to bring out new features with every update,” says Aneesh Aravind, General Manager, Tencent Games India in conversation with Gadgets 360. What’s more is, Aravind hints at a greater number of modes and content in the months to come pointing to the success of War Mode as a reason for this.

“Players are really enjoying the War Mode. The game feature allows players to respawn and continue the game even after their in-game death while scoring points for kills and revives. Our players are having a lot of fun with it. There are several new maps and modes that we are testing out and some of them would be released in the near future,” he says.

Although most of PUBG Mobile Season 3’s features are geared towards players coming back, Aravind told us that Tencent will continue with its zero tolerance cheating policy.

“Unfortunately, there has been a rise in cheaters and hackers lately within our comunity. We have a firm zero tolerance for this. We believe that these people can ruin the gaming experience and hurt legit players through their unfair advantages. We are working on reducing the cheating problems due to the use of emulators and other cheating tools on mobile. There is a report mechanism in the game for players if they come up against any such issue, which can be used for reporting the player who is cheating. We look into the matter internally and take the appropriate measures. In addition to that we are also looking at information provided by our players in gaming communities to make the product better,” he says.


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On Last Day Of Current Session, Centre Plans To Pass Triple Talaq Bill


Centre plans to pass the triple talaq bill on the last day of the monsoon session of parliament today

New Delhi: 

On the last day of the current Monsoon Session of Parliament today, members will discuss the crucial triple talaq bill. The bill, which was debated during the previous session, has been amended by the government considering suggestions made by other parties. Today, the government looks to pass the bill in Parliament. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters last evening, that the Union Cabinet has approved three amendments to the ‘Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill’ which has been cleared by Lok Sabha and pending approval of Rajya Sabha. If the bill is cleared by the upper house today, it will have to go back to Lok Sabha for approval of the amendments. The bill will be discussed at 1:30 pm today. The Congress also decided to protest the Rafale deal in Parliament today.

Here are the LIVE Updates from the last day of the monsoon session of parliament:





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Will Congress Help Pass Backward Caste Bill, Amit Shah Asks Rahul Gandhi


Amit Shah said the Modi government got the OBC bill passed in the Lok Sabha (File)

Chandauli (UP): 

BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday dared the Congress to clear its stand in the Rajya Sabha on the amended other backward castes bill, saying it will expose whether the party was really for the backward communities.

At the same time, he charged the opposition with playing vote bank politics on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue.

The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017, commonly known as OBC bill, was passed in the Lok Sabha on August 2 and will now go to the Rajya Sabha for passage.

The proposed legislation seeks to grant the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) constitutional status on a par with National Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

“Modi government has got the OBC bill passed in the Lok Sabha. This will go to the Rajya Sabha. Will (Congress president) Rahul Gandhi clear his stand before the country that whether his party will help in the passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha or not. This will make it clear whether the Congress was really for the welfare of the backward,” Mr Shah said.

He was here to attend a function on renaming of Mughalsarai junction after RSS stalwart Pt Deendayal Upadhyay. On the NRC issue, the BJP chief said, “We have to push out each and every Bangladeshi infiltrator from the country.”

“Mamata Banerjee and Congress say that NRC should not be done. I ask Rahul Baba whether NRC should be conducted in the country or not. But, he does not answer. You all should tell that whether the Bangladeshi infiltrators should be pushed out (from India) or not.”

“Today I would like to ask the SP, the BSP and the Congress whether they want the infiltrators to stay in the country or they should be driven out. I know the answer of the people of UP. The answer is that not even a single infiltrator should be allowed to stay in India,” he said.





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CBI Court To Pass Order On Discharge Pleas In Ishrat Case Next Week


Ishrat Jahan, a 19-year-old woman from Mumbra, was killed by the police in 2004 (File)

New Delhi: 

A special CBI court, hearing the discharge applications of former police officers DG Vanzara and NK Amin in Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case, is likely to pass its order on August 7.

Special CBI court Judge JK Pandya said the order, which was listed for Saturday, will be passed on Tuesday.

The court had last month concluded hearing arguments of the two accused retired police officers, the CBI and Ishrat’s mother Shamima Kauser, who had challenged Vanzara’s discharge plea.

Former Gujarat DIG Vanzara has sought discharge on the ground of parity with former in-charge DGP of the state PP Pandey, who was discharged in the case in February this year for want of evidence against him.

In his plea, Vanzara had also claimed that the charge sheet filed by the central agency was “concocted” and there was “no prosecutable material” against him.

The former Gujarat ATS chief said statements of the witnesses were “highly suspicious”.

Amin, who retired as the superintendent of police, sought his discharge on the ground that the encounter was genuine and that testimonies of witnesses produced by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) were not reliable.

Ishrat’s mother sought to oppose Vanzara’s plea and told the court that her daughter was “murdered following a conspiracy between high-ranking police officers and others holding powerful and influential positions”.

She said Vanzara played a “direct and key role” in the conspiracy behind the “staged encounter”.

Jahan, a 19-year-old woman from Mumbra near Mumbai, and three others – Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjadali Akbarali Rana and Zeeshan Johar – were killed by the police in an “encounter” on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004.

At that time, the police had claimed that the four had terror links and plotted to kill the then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi.

A Special Investigation Team, set up by the Gujarat High Court, however, concluded that the encounter was “fake”.

Following this, the court transferred the case, initially handled by the state police, to the CBI.

In the first charge sheet filed in 2013, the CBI named seven police officials, including IPS officers Pandey, Vanzara and G L Singhal, as accused.

All were booked for kidnapping, murder and conspiracy, among other charges.

Vanzara was also named an accused in the alleged fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, a suspected gangster, and his aide Tulsiram Prajapati. He was discharged by a court in Mumbai last year.





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Samsung, Other Tech Firms Say Will Pass GST Rate Cut Benefits to Buyers


Welcoming the government’s decision to slash Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on over 50 items including refrigerators, washing machines and small televisions, several consumer electronics companies, including Samsung, have promised that they will pass on the full benefits to the consumers.

The new prices will be applicable from July 27, Samsung India said in statement.

“Samsung is a consumer-centric company. We are happy to extend full benefits, that is 7.81+ percent of GST rate reduction to all our consumers,” said Rajeev Bhutani, Senior Vice President, Consumer Electronics, Samsung India.

“We believe it will fuel the demand for consumer electronics products now and in the ensuing festival season,” Bhutani said.

GST Council last week decided that over 50 items should be taxed at 18 percent, down from the current 28 percent.

The decision could also boost India’s mobile phone industry as lithium-ion batteries is among the items listed for tax reduction.

“The reduction of GST slab on lithium-ion batteries used in mobile phones from 28 percent to 18 percent will certainly prove as a good boost to the mobile phone industry as it would improve the penetration and affordability of the product in smaller towns across the country,” said Sudhir Kumar, CEO of domestic smartphone firm Tambo Mobile.

Domestic consumer electronic brand Intex Technologies also welcomed the move.

“The move by the government to cut GST in product segments like televisions (below 68 cm), washing machines, refrigerators and even powerbanks from 28 percent to 18 percent is indeed a very welcome and much-awaited move,” said Nidhi Markanday, Director, Intex Technologies.

“The rate cut will benefit consumer durable companies like us to pass on the benefit to the consumers for the upcoming festive season. This move brings cheer to both consumers and players like us. We will definitely re-work the pricing and announce the price drop it well in time for the festive season,” Markanday said.



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Sports Authority dg neelam kapur troll on twitter after manika batra’s air india denied board pass


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Government sought cooperation from opposition to pass several bills in Monsoon Session


खास बातें

  1. संसद का मानसून सत्र बुधवार से शुरू हो रहा है
  2. सरकार ने विपक्ष से मांगा सहयोग
  3. कई महत्वपूर्ण विधेयकों को पारित के लिए मांगा सहयोग

नई दिल्ली: संसद का मानसून सत्र बुधवार से शुरू हो रहा है. इस मानसून सत्र में हंगामे की आशंकाओं को देखते हुए सरकार ने विपक्षी दलों से तीन तलाक विधेयक, पिछड़ा वर्ग आयोग को संवैधानिक दर्जा प्रदान करने संबंधी विधेयक, बलात्कार के दोषियों को सख्त दंड के प्रावधान वाले विधेयक समेत कई महत्वपूर्ण विधेयकों को पारित कराने में सहयोग मांगा है. संसदीय कार्य राज्य मंत्री अर्जुन राम मेघवाल ने कहा कि मानसून सत्र के लिए सूचीबद्ध विधेयक लोकहित के हैं और सरकार इन्हें पारित कराने के लिए विपक्षी दलों से सहयोग का आग्रह करती है. इस बारे में सर्वदलीय बैठक में भी विचार-विमर्श होगा. उन्होंने कहा कि मानसून सत्र के दौरान कुछ अध्यादेशों को भी विधेयक के रूप में पारित कराने के लिए पेश किया. तीन तलाक विधेयक सरकार की शीर्ष प्राथमिकताओं में शामिल है. यह विधेयक लोकसभा से पारित होने के बाद राज्यसभा में लंबित है. सरकार का जोर अन्य पिछड़ा वर्ग आयोग को संवैधानिक दर्जा देने से संबंधित विधेयक को पारित कराने पर भी है. 

यह भी पढ़ें: बजट सत्र की तरह मानसून सत्र के हंगामेदार रहने की संभावना, विपक्ष ने बनाई ये रणनीति


सरकार के एजेंडे में मेडिकल शिक्षा के लिए राष्ट्रीय आयोग विधेयक और ट्रांसजेंडर के अधिकारों से जुड़ा विधेयक भी है. मानसून सत्र के दौरान आपराधिक कानून संशोधन विधेयक 2018 भी पेश किए जाने के लिए सूचीबद्ध किया गया है. इसमें 12 साल से कम आयु की लड़कियों से बलात्कार के दोषियों के लिए मृत्युदंड तक की सजा का प्रावधान किया गया है. इसके अलावा, सार्वजनिक परिसर अनधिकृत कब्जा को हटाने संबंधी संशोधन विधेयक 2017, दंत चिकित्सक संशोधन विधेयक 2017, जन प्रतिनिधि संशोधन विधेयक 2017, नेगोशिएबल इंस्ट्रूमेंट अमेंडमेंट विधेयक, नई दिल्ली अंतरराष्ट्रीय मध्यस्थता केंद्र विधेयक 2018, भगोड़ा आर्थिक अपराध विधेयक 2018 को भी चर्चा एवं पारित कराने के लिए सूचीबद्ध किया गया है. 

यह भी पढ़ें: मॉनसून सत्र को लेकर विपक्ष ने सरकार की मंशा पर उठाए सवाल, कहा – मोदी गवर्नमेंट संसद को लेकर गंभीर नहीं

टिप्पणियां


सत्र के दौरान चर्चा के लिए नि:शुल्क एवं अनिवार्य शिक्षा का अधिकार (दूसरा संशोधन) विधेयक, महत्वपूर्ण बंदरगाह प्राधिकार विधेयक 2016, राष्ट्रीय खेल विश्वविद्यालय विधेयक 2017, भ्रष्टाचार रोकथाम संशोधन विधेयक 2013 को भी एजेंडे में रखा गया है. भ्रष्टाचार रोकथाम संशोधन विधेयक 19 अगस्त 2013 को राज्यसभा में पेश किया गया था. बाद में इसे प्रवर समिति को भेजा गया जिसने 12 अगस्त 2016 को राज्यसभा में रिपोर्ट पेश की थी. यह विधेयक राज्यसभा में पास होने के बाद लोकसभा में पेश किया जा सकता है. इसके साथ ही जीएसटी से संबंधित कुछ संशोधन विधेयक को पेश करने के लिए संभावित एजेंडे की सूची में रखा गया है. 

VIDEO: मॉनसून सत्र में TDP मोदी सरकार के खिलाफ फिर लाएगी अविश्वास प्रस्ताव
सत्र के दौरान मानवाधिकार सुरक्षा संशोधन विधेयक, सूचना का अधिकार संशोधन विधेयक तथा डीएनए प्रौद्योगिकी का उपयोग नियामक विधेयक, बांध सुरक्षा विधेयक, मानव तस्करी रोकथाम, सुरक्षा एवं पुनर्वास विधेयक को विचार एवं पारित कराने के लिए पेश किया जा सकता है. 



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Fortnite Season 5 Map Changes, Battle Pass, Week 1 Challenges, Skins, and Everything Else You Need to Know


Battle royale sensation Fortnite is now in its fifth season of challenges. Fortnite season 5 brings a new battle pass, skins, and even new toys for you and your friends to play with, all of which tie into its theme of worlds colliding that allow for a mix of items that’s rather eccentric. Sadly, there’s no mention of Fortnite for Android just yet although the Nintendo Switch and iOS versions have received new control options. Here’s what you need to know about Fortnite season 5.

Fortnite season 5 map changes


New locations in Fortnite season 5 include Paradise Palms and Lazy Links, as well as a new desert biome that has come to life replacing Moisty Mire. It’s here that you’ll find a desert outpost, filled with loot and new opportunities to ambush your foes.


Fortnite season 5 Battle Pass

The Fortnite season 5 Battle Pass price is $10 (around Rs. 650) which works out to 950 V-Bucks, Epic’s in-game currency for Fortnite. With it you get access to 100 levels and challenges that let you gain new cosmetic items. If you want every unlock for Fortnite Battle Royale season 5 Battle Pass without having to earn it, you’ll be paying almost $150 (almost Rs. 9,720).

Fortnite Season 5 week 1 challenges

The first week of season 5 challenges are pretty straightforward and will net you 50 Battle Stars.

  • Deal damage with SMGS to opponents (0/500)
  • Search a Supply Llama (0/1)
  • Clinger, stink bomb or grenade eliminations (0/3)
  • Search chests in Snobby Shores (0/7)
  • Search floating lightning bolts (0/7)
  • Follow the treasure map in Risky Reels (0/1)
  • Eliminate opponents in Retail Row (0/3)

Fortnite Season 5 skins


New season means new skins. Cosmetics for Fortnite season 5 include Rook which seems to be inspired by the X-Files and FBI agents, which goes well with the theme of worlds colliding. Fitting right in with the game’s map changes to make way for a desert locale in place of Moisty Mire are Sun Strider and Sledgehammer. And if you’re dedicated enough to get to level 100 during Fortnite season 5’s challenges, you’re rewarded with the viking-inspired Ragnarok skin complete with a ghoulish blue tinge to aim for.


 

Fortnite Season 5 skin list


  • Drift – accessible at tier 1

  • Huntress – accessible at tier 1

  • Redline – accessible at tier  23

  • Sledgehammer – accessible at tier 71 

  • Rook – accessible at tier 87 

  • Ragnarok – accessible at tier 100


How to play golf and basketball in Fortnite Season 5

In Fortnite Season 5 you can challenge your friends to golf or basketball in Fortnite Season 5. In order to do this, you need to buy the Fortnite battle pass and grind out the required levels needed to earn each item which are as follows:

  • Golf ball – tier 27
  • Beach ball – tier 43
  • Fancy golf ball – tier 59
  • Fancy beach ball – tier 75
  • Fancy basketball – tier 91

Once you’ve got the them in your possession, you’ll need to equip the specific item in the same way you would an emote by pressing down on the d-pad, cycling over to it in your items section and selecting it. These mini-games are integrated into the experience with neat touches such as hole in ones accounted in the kill feed.

Autofire for iOS and gyroscope for Switch
Autofire has been added as an option to Fortnite iOS. Enabling this causes weapons to automatically fire when the reticle is over an enemy that is within range. It joins the other two options for shooting in Fortnite iOS include tap-to-fire and a dedicated fire button. Motion controls using the Nintendo Switch gyroscope have been added to the Nintendo Switch and is accessible via the settings.

What are you looking forward to in Fortnite Season 5? Let us know via the comments.


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Fortnite Battle Pass Skins and Season Challenges in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield V Soon?


With Fortnite Season 5 comes a new Fortnite Battle Pass. It’s how you earn new Fortnite skins and other cosmetic items such as emotes and special loading screens. There’s also the Fortnite Battle Royale Battle Bundle. This includes access to the Battle Pass and automatically unlocks the next 25 tiers at a 40 percent discount. While Fortnite has been around for some time now, it’s recently come to light how much revenue the game has been generating with the Fortnite Battle Pass and demand for new Fortnite skins being at the forefront. During this episode of Transition, we discuss if other big games such as the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4Battlefield V, and Red Dead Redemption 2 borrow Fortnite’s monetisation methods such as the Fortnite Battle Pass.

And while Fortnite Battle Royale is free-to-play with micro-transactions such as the Fortnite Battle Pass, skins, and other assorted cosmetic additions, that hasn’t stopped the likes of Activision and EA from borrowing its gameplay modes what with Black Ops 4 getting Blackout – Call of Duty’s take on battle royale and Battlefield V getting its own version, simply called Royale. It’s just a matter of time before we see big budget game makers mimic Epic Games’ existing formula. 

However, this could also see them use it in ways that are far from user-friendly. While Fortnite skins and other items are permanent unlocks, games like PUBG with its Event Pass only let you keep specific items for the duration of the event period. Others like Paladins have both a season pass and multiple battle passes. Coupled with government scrutiny over loot boxes, could push publishers to consider making more money from their games with a battle pass-like service. Could this end up being pay-to-win loot boxes in yet another form? All this and more in Transition, the Gadgets 360 gaming podcast.

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