MS Dhoni’s software still at its prime, hardware not so much: Sanjay Manjrekar

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Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar said on Friday that MS Dhoni is being able to achieve success because his mind is still at its prime Manjrekar pointed out that Dhoni has lost a bit of physical ability and confidence but his “great philosophy” of taking the game deep into the last over is serving him
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Facebook manager says in internal post she quit after being ‘harassed’ over views on diversity

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On Jan. 11, Sophie Alpert, a Facebook engineering manager who ran a major open-source project called React, made an announcement on Twitter: “today’s my last day at Facebook.” In the tweet, which got 3,600 likes and elicited 247 comments, Alpert said she was leaving to join a start-up called Humu. But she neglected to tell her more
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Twitter Extended Its Latest Tweets Option to Android Users

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Android users have finally gained admission to Twitter’s latest tweets party. The feature was made available to iOS users last month, after being tested by the social network since October. Twitter tweeted Tuesday, “Android, we got you. Starting today, tap [the star icon] to switch between latest and top tweets.” Twitter ✔@Twitter  · Dec 18, 2018 New on iOS! Starting today, you can tap
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Facebook’s new Stories feature for event sharing actually sounds useful

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Facebook continues to undergo the most contentious period in its history, as it struggles with the fallout from numerous scandals related to data privacy, misinformation, and fake news, as well as larger issues around the social network’s corrosive role in democratic societies. But as young users abandon the platform for the hipper Instagram and the site’s reputation keeps
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Facebook addicts bad at making decisions because they think like cocaine or heroin addicts: Study

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Studies and researches continue to claim that social media addiction is something pretty serious. Earlier, studies have linked how much time you spend on Facebook or Twitter to real world health issues like sleep disorders, anxiety and depression. Now, a study by researchers at Michigan State University shows it also affects the way people make
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Twitter Knows Where You Live

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Does the entire world really need to see where you’re tweeting from? I usually don’t think about how much location data I’m sharing on Twitter, because I don’t think anybody cares about my 1) tweets and 2) where I tweet. However, a new report from Wired has made me rethink my approach. As it turns
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Xiaomi launches Mi Soundbar, along with two new television models in India

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Xiaomi has launched a new soundbar in India. Called the Mi Soundbar, it’s priced at INR 4,999 ($71) and will be available exclusively through Mi.com and Mi Home stores starting January 16. The Mi Soundbar has eight drivers, consisting of two tweeters, two woofers and four passive radiators, all of which are powered by a
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The Indian Hardware Renaissance is Here

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As Indians, we are proud of our ‘jugaad’ (quick fix) skills. However, the same approach has long been a barrier to the emergence and growth of the country’s hardware startup ecosystem. Traditionally, India has been the innovation bed for software focused startups, while the hardware segment of the Indian startup ecosystem has been lagging. However,
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IAS Topper Shah Faesal Resigns, Says “Kashmiri Lives Matter” In Tweet

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Shah Faesal, a Kashmiri IAS officer who topped the 2010 exam, has quit the civil services and is likely to join politics. Announcing his decision in a Facebook post, he said he was quitting to protest against “unabated killings” in Kashmir and the “marginalization of Indian Muslims”. Many reports suggest he will join the National
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“Taliban Will Have Role In Afghanistan, But Not Dominant One”, Says Iran

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As concerns grow in India about a resurgent Taliban and the possibility of the terror group coming to power in Afghanistan, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif has told NDTV that it’s impossible to have a future Afghan government without a role for the Taliban, though it should not have a dominant role. Iran started formal
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