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Google bids farewell to Allo

Prajyot Mainkar Google has announced that the company has given up on Allo after several efforts to keep it in existence against the growing IM messaging competition. The company has also made it clear that the app will become non-functional in March 2019. This move will also ensure that Google’s primary focus would be on upgrading users to Hangout Chat …

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Experience technology at Home

Nandkumar Kamat Are you prepared for the age of domestic robots, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet Of Things (IOT)? This article is about my experience with the Wi-Fi based Internet dependent intelligent device speaker –Google Home. Indians should thank the company for selling this state-of-the-art futuristic product in India because only 19 countries have been selected for marketing it. These …

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Football through the feet of Jessel Carneiro

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES In football there are players who know how to be at the right place, at the right time. Jessel Carneiro of Dempo Sports Club is one of them except that he is not playing in the right league. At 28 , he is clearly one of the best players in the Goa Football Association (GFA) Professional league – …

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A toast to cricket nostalgia on a quilted winter morning

KUNAL PRADHAN If you grew up in India in the ’80s or the early ’90s, you might not remember your first brush with cricket because it was, well, all around. But it’s unlikely that you’ve forgotten the specifics of your first 5.30 am interaction with Test cricket from Australia on a quilted winter morning. There was no social media then …

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The early human movement

Our road to the discovery of our roots mostly meanders through the mountain passes in the Sahyadri. But we do not have much archaeological material to trace the movements of our ancestors – not because such material does not exist; but not much effort has been made to unearth it. As for Goa, we have remained preoccupied with just one …

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Of an enigmatic world

Anam Zakaria’s book on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir provides the reader with a sense of a people desperate for normality Pramit Pal Chaudhuri The one-third of Kashmir held by Pakistan is largely a mystery to Indians and much of the world. India may claim Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) but its interest is rhetorical. Curiously, the people of what Islamabad dubs Azad Kashmir …

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Who wants to Live Forever: The extraordinary musicianship of Freddie Mercury

Luis Dias I don’t how long Inox Porvorim has been around, but I was never tempted to visit until a few days ago, to see the much-anticipated ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the 2018 biographical film about the British rock band Queen, whose flamboyant poster-boy was, of course, Freddie Mercury (1946-1991). I wasn’t surprised to find so many familiar faces, young and old,in …

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India to have many launches in a few days

Prajyot Mainkar Huawei’s Honor brand will launch Honor 8C on November 29, exclusively on Amazon India. The device comes with a 6.26-inch HD+ display featuring 1520 pixels x 720 pixels. The phone is powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 632 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU. This dual-SIM capable phone come with 4GB RAM and has 32GB and 64GB storage …

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Pride of Patan: From a buried art treasure to the new `100 note

Rani Ki Vav, a stepwell in the little Gujarat town of Patan, features on the new `100 note. It was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014. But behind the recognition received by this monument is a story of recovery Poulomi Banerjee | Hindustan Times On the wall behind the reception desk of a prominent hotel in Patan …

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Goa Vulnerable To Techno-Terrorism

Nandkumar Kamat This article is to recall the terrorist attack on Mumbai 10 years ago. The western seaboard of India from Kandla to Cochin is very vulnerable to terrorist attacks from sea and air. Goa located close to oil supertanker routes is sitting ducks for high technology-based terrorist attacks – the most dangerous is possibility of mid sea oil/environmental terrorism. …

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