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Arshad Warsi in a gripping thriller

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Actor Arshad Warsi has started shooting for ‘Asura’ and says it is thrilling and gripping. Arshad on Sunday tweeted that the film’s script is thoroughly detailed and will be a complete binge watch.

“Today I start shooting for ‘Asura’… Thrilling, gripping, exciting and thoroughly detailed script, a complete binge watch, which will be directed by Anirudh Sen with his super hardworking crew and produced by one of the best in the business Tanveer,” Arshad wrote.


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OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition With 10GB RAM, Warp Charge 30 Launched

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OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has been unveiled globally, and the Chinese company has provided a price in British pounds. OnePlus has also detailed availability in Western Europe and North America, whilst providing a tentative timeline for India, China, and Nordic regions. More details about the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition India release date should be made clear at the company’s Mumbai launch event tomorrow. The biggest highlights of the smartphone are its 10GB of RAM, and the company’s new fast charging tech – Warp Charge 30. The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition also features a carbon fibre pattern below the glass on the rear panel, and the signature McLaren Papaya Orange colour placed on the bottom of the smartphone. There is more McLaren stuff in the box as well.

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition price, release date

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition price in the UK has been set at GBP 649 (roughly 58,800), which is significantly more expensive than the regular 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage Midnight Black variant that’s priced at GBP 579 (roughly Rs. 52,500). The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition sports 10GB of RAM and 256GB of inbuilt storage. As for availability, OnePlus has announced that the smartphone will go on sale in Western Europe and North America on Thursday, December 13. In India, China, and Nordic regions it will become available ‘soon after’, the company said in a statement, however as we said, we should know more about India availability at the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition launch event in Mumbai tomorrow.

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition design, features

Let’s start off with the features – as we mentioned, the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition comes with a carbon fibre pattern beneath the glass of the rear panel, and its otherwise black-coloured body features a daub of the signature McLaren Papaya Orange colour on the bottom edge. The Warp Charge 30 unit that ships with the smartphone comes with a braided Papaya Orange cable as well. The 30 in the name signifies the up to 30W fast charging capabilities, said to offer a day’s worth of power in 20 minutes. The fast charging on the regular OnePlus 6T variants is up to 20W (5V/ 4A).

Finally, the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition box contains a McLaren logo – called Speedmark – made out of McLaren designed F1 AA-grade carbon fibre, which is said to be the same material used in the McLaren MCL33 2018 Formula 1 car. OnePlus in a statement said that over six Formula 1 cars’ worth of carbon fibre was used to create the Speedmark logos that OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition buyers will receive.

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition specifications

Apart from the presence of 10GB of RAM and the Warp Charge 30 unit, the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is otherwise identical to the regular variant in terms of specifications. The dual-SIM (Nano) OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition runs OxygenOS-based on Android 9.0 Pie. It sports a 6.41-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels ) AMOLED display with an 19.5:9 aspect ratio, as well as support for sRGB (100.63 percent) and DCI-P3 colour gamuts. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6, and said to have a peak brightness of over 600 nits. It features a waterdrop-style notch, with three-in-one ambient light sensor, distance, and RGB sensor, as well as the front facing camera. The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with 10GB of LPDDR4X RAM.

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has a dual rear camera setup comprising a primary 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and 1.22-micron pixels, paired with a secondary 20-megapixel Sony IMX376K sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and 1-micron pixels. It can shoot 4K video at 60fps, Super Slow Motion Video (1080p at 240fps and 720p at 480fps). A dual-LED flash accompanies the rear setup, while there is also OIS and EIS available.

The front camera on the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition features a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixels. The front camera also supports EIS, and can recording 1080p video at 30fps and 720p video at 30fps. OnePlus is touting improved low-light photography with a feature called Nightscene. It produces brighter images in low-light, with reduced noise, using a new HDR algorithm across a 2-second exposure, and splicing together the resultant up to 10 multi-frame shots together.

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition comes with 256GB of inbuilt storage, not expandable via microSD card. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802ac (dual-band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C (v2.0) port. The company is touting the presence of Dirac HD Sound and Dirac Power Sound support.

There is a 3,700mAh battery on board with Warp Charge 30 fast charging (30W) that’s said to deliver a full day of power in 20 minutes of charge, while the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition measures 157.5×74.8×8.2mm, and weighs 185 grams.

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition features a single bottom firing speaker. It features an all-glass build, with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The in-display fingerprint sensor is claimed to unlock the smartphone in 0.34 seconds, and work with the OnePlus screen protector – the company doesn’t guarantee it will work a third-party protector. The fingerprint recognition is also self-learning, said to make it faster over time when identifying the same fingerprints. The Face Unlock feature – said to unlock the smartphone in 0.4 seconds – is also present on the OnePlus 6 McLaren Edition.

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Google Maps ‘For You’ Tab Gets Wider Rollout, Google App for iOS Gets Lens Support

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Google has extended its ‘For You’ tab in Maps to iOS users in 40 new countries and Android users in over 130 new countries. The feature was launched earlier this year, but was only available in select countries back then. The new ‘For You’ tab helps Maps users see nearby events, restaurants, and more. Furthermore, Google has also introduced the Google Lens feature in Google app for iOS, enabling iPhone users to use the visual search feature as well. This comes after Google Lens was integrated into Google Images in October.

Starting with the ‘For You’ tab, it was spotted first in June, where only some users could see the new feature. Later, it was made available in US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Japan, and now the ‘For You’ tab is making its way over to Google Maps in over 40 new countries on iOS and over 130 new countries on Android. The tab allows users to follow certain locations that helps them view the latest cafes and restaurants that have opened up near them once they get listed on Google Maps.

On its blog, Google explains, “The ‘For You’ tab is designed to be a constant source of inspiration tailored to your tastes and preferences. Simply follow neighbourhoods or places you’re interested in to get updates and recommendations-everything from recent news about an opening or pop up, a new menu item, and even restaurant suggestions based on what you’re likely to enjoy. If you’re making a trip this holiday season, the For You tab can help you get a jump start on travel planning even before you take off.” We still can’t spot the new tab in our Android or iOS apps, and because it’s a phased roll out, it could be a while before all compatible countries get the new feature.

Separately, Google has now integrated Google Lens support inside the Google app for iOS users. The tech giant has announced that a new Google Lens button will now be placed beside the mic button that triggers’ Ok Google’ voice commands. This new button, when pressed, will open up the camera and let you select an object that you want to search online. Google will then recognise the image and give you search results. Tapping on a clothing garment will give you shopping site results with similar outfits; tapping on a flower will bring back information about the flower, and more. The feature is still not live in our Google app for iOS, so it may be a while before all users can see it on their iPhone.

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PTron SPUNK truly wireless earbuds launched at Rs 2,999 in India

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PTron has launched SPUNK a new pair of truly wireless earbuds in India. It is priced at Rs 2,999 and comes in a single Black colour option. PTron SPUNK will come with a warranty of six months and are currently available on PTron.in, LatestOne and Flipkart.

Key features of PTron SPUNK include Bluetooth v5.0, IPX5 level dust and water resistance, Smart Touch controls and magnetic charging case with a 500mAh battery.

The device comes with Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity, which allows a Bluetooth transmission range of up to 10 meters. It has a frequency range of 2.4GHz and supports HFP1.6, HSP 1.1, A2DP, AVRCP 1.5, SPP 1.0 and PBAP 1.0 audio protocols.

The company claims with the 70mAh battery in each earbud the device has a standby time of up to 160 hours and a talk time of up to four hours, whereas, the magnetic charging power case holds an additional charge of 500mAh.

PTron SPUNK offers auto-pairing and can also be used separately by two people at the same time. The Smart Touch control enables users to control music playback and answer or decline phone calls. Both the earbuds feature an integrated HD microphone that can be used to take phone calls or use a voice assistant.

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