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Nawazuddin and Raftaar show a mirror to the society we live in through Mantoiyat

Manto a biographical drama based on the post-1940s and post-independence period of India released their new song Mantoiyat sung by Raftaar and also features Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The song takes a smart and subtle toll on the conditions of the post-independent India and the condition of the society that we live in, even years after Independence. Mantoiyat is catchy while putting across a strong message about the way our society is headed and the problems faced. The combination of rap, which takes few lyrics to make a song, along with poet Manto, who requires just few words to convey his message,...


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Shamita Shetty to help the elderly go the digital way

Actress Shamita Shetty, who has always wanted to be associated with a cause that supports the elderly, has joined hands with Help Age India to improve digital literacy among senior citizens. She has volunteered to interact with senior citizens and teach them how to use smartphones, email, and social media, how to send text messages, and how to click and share photos, among other things. “Digital literacy is very important in today's time, especially for senior citizens who do not know how to operate a mobile phone and use simple features like text messaging and email. This initiative will help...
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People are complaining that Apple Store sales systems went down on new iPhone release day, and they can't get their new phones

Apple's newest phones, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, went on sale on Friday.  One way to make sure you get the latest iPhone or Apple Watch on launch day is to reserve the new phone through the Apple Store app, and then head to a physical Apple store to pick it up. Apple's improved reservation system is one reason why Apple's famous launch lines seemed to be shorter this year than in previous years.  One problem, though — Apple's reservation system is down in at least some of its retail store locations, according to a slew of reports...
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Telltale Games, the company behind games like ‘The Walking Dead’ and 'Game of Thrones,' is said to have laid off almost all of its employees as it winds down operations

Telltale Games, the studio behind narrative-driven adventure games based on properties like "The Walking Dead," "Guardians of the Galaxy," and "Game of Thrones," is reportedly winding down its operations. The Verge reports that Telltale Games is laying off a significant number of employees, and will retain a crew of about 25 people. Last August, Telltale Games told Eurogamer that it employed about 400 people. The layoffs come just months after another report detailed cultural issues within the company, including "constant overwork" and "toxic management." It looks like Telltale Games, the studio behind narrative-driven games like “The Walking Dead” and “Game...

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How SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic plan on taking you to space

Billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson all want to send private citizens to space. Their respective companies, SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic are dedicated to making space travel and space tourism more accessible. Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator:  SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic are in a modern space race. Similar to when the United States and the Soviet Union competed to get astronauts on the moon, these billionaire-run companies are racing to bring people like you and me to space. But how will they do it? Let's start with Blue Origin, the passion...
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'Nearly every aspect of humanity will be impacted': Verizon and AT&T are banking on 5G to connect every device on the planet to the Internet

Every industry, every vertical, and nearly every aspect of humanity will be impacted by 5G, according to a Cowen research note. The analysts believe that IoT represents the biggest 5G opportunity for the carriers. Verizon and AT&T have invested in teams that build out these 5G use cases for IoT. As the Big 4 wireless carriers race toward 5G adoption, much of the focus is on the blazing speeds 5G is expected to eventually offer. But the bigger opportunity for the telco giants might be the millions of devices that will come to market over the next decade and that...
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Liam McIlvanney wins Scottish crime book of the year award

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