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This week in games: Homeworld’s lost expansion returns, 15 minutes of Beyond Good & Evil 2

E3 is over. Time to settle in for the slow summer months, crank the air conditioning, peruse the Steam Summer Sale, and dream of all the games we’ll be playing in a few months. Mostly Wolfenstein II, I think. And if you need proof the summer’s slow? Look no further than our news wrap-up this week. We’ve got a few ... Read More »

Lights Out: How IIT Kharagpur is responding to increasing occurrences of student suicides

The matter of student suicides is a real threat that educational institutes must cope with proactively. Recently Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has taken to turning off the power for an hour every evening. This is not to cut costs or save electricity, but to encourage students to take a break from increasingly secluded hostel lives driven by virtual lives ... Read More »

Next-gen Hyundai Verna teased ahead of launch

Hyundai has teased the all-new Hyundai Verna on its social media channels ahead of the car’s India launch in the coming months. The carmaker originally revealed the 2018 Verna as a concept in the 2016 Beijing auto show last August. In early February 2017, the Russian-spec production car was revealed under its local name the Solaris. Shortly after, Hyundai took ... Read More »

Celebrating the Music of Video Games as an Art Form

HIGHLIGHTS London Symphony Orchestra will perform game music this weekend Music will include songs from Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first game-music concert The electronic bleeps and squawks of Tetris, Donkey Kong and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of as musical are increasingly likely to be playing at ... Read More »

CBSE’s decision of scrapping re-evaluation policy not justified: Delhi High Court

After a long wait, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced the Class 12 board results on May 28. (Read: CBSE scraps class 12 re-evaluation of answer scripts )  This year, the results got delayed primarily because of below mentioned reasons: On April 25, CBSE scrapped the moderation policy under which grace marks are given to students in exams ... Read More »

US only: LG is giving you a free extra year of warranty for the G6 if you register

Bootloops? What bootloops? LG would definitely like you to forget all about that messy affair from previous years. And it’s willing to make things easier in this regard, at least in the US. The company is now offering an additional year of warranty for the G6 stateside at no extra cost to you. All that’s required is for G6 owners ... Read More »

iPad Pro 10.5-Inch and 12.9-Inch 2017 Models Come With 4GB of RAM

  Apple launched its new iPad Pro tablets with 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch display at WWDC 2017 last week. Now, it has been revealed that both new tablets from the company pack 4GB of RAM. Notably, both 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch variants of the new iPad Pro were spotted performing similarly in the benchmark tests as well. Geekbench listings of the Apple ... Read More »

Best of CES 2017: The 6 Most Interesting Things We Saw at CES

HIGHLIGHTS CES 2017 saw 3,800 exhibitors and nearly 200,000 visitors Amazon, Qualcomm, and Nvidia had the biggest impacts Multinational corporates and tiny startups shared space on the show floor To say that CES is enormous would be an understatement. Officially, there are 3,800 exhibitors spread out over 2.6 million square feet of hotel and convention centre floorspace, but there are ... Read More »

New ‘Miracle Material’ Could Make Cracked Phone Displays a Thing of the Past

We all wish our smartphone displays never crack. The wish seems to come true as a team of scientists has found a new material that is cheap, durable and can be used in several devices in future. According to the paper published in the journal ACS Nano, manufacturers are hunting for material that can be used in place of less ... Read More »

New analysis of GOP health-care bill says 13 million more would become uninsured, fewer than CBO estimate

Trump promises better health-care bill, large tax cuts  18 Hours Ago | 01:59 A new government analysis finds that the House’s Obamacare replacement bill would lead to 10 million fewer people lacking health insurance in the next decade than had been estimated by the Congressional Budget Office — but also projects higher premiums for many customers of individual health plans. The ... Read More »