You might well be aware of the love David Bowie and John Lennon shared before Lennon;s untimely passing in 1980. The two had written Bowie;s brilliant single #8216;Fame; together before he was tragically killed, but it seems clear that their friendship went beyond music.No, these two guys aside from all the fame, the talent and the intrigue were mates pure and simple. Fitting then that on December 8th, 1983, while Bowie was on the road with his #8216;Serious Moonlight Tour ', he paid tribute to his friend and Beatle legend Lennon with a cover of his most inspiring song, #8216;Imagine '.
Android 11 is here. Google has released the first developer preview of Android 11 and it is now available to download and test for the developers. Google typically releases developer builds of new Android versions in March, but Android 11''s first developer preview has been released earlier than the regular release cycle. Talking about features, it brings enhancements for foldable phones and screen types, new camera capabilities, privacy centric tools, convenient app behaviour, 5G related improvements, and a lot more. Aside from releasing the first Android 11 Developer Preview, Google has also revealed the rollout timeline for upcoming builds all the way to its stable release.Google says that system images as well as GSI files for the first Android 11 Developer Preview are now available to download for the Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3, and the Pixel 2. Google makes it clear that the preview build is strictly for developers and is not suitable for regular users. However, beta testing will soon be opened to regular Android users on an invitational basis, and enrolments for the same will open soon.
iQoo 3 5G flagship phone finally has a launch date. iQoo has announced that its upcoming gaming centric phone will be launched on February 25. The launch date for the upcoming phone appears to be for the Chinese market. But taking previous leaks into consideration, the iQoo 3 might also be launched in India later this month. The upcoming iQoo flagship has already been confirmed to employ a quad rear camera setup with a 48 megapixel main camera and liquid cooling technology, and has been spotted on TENAA and Geekbench database as well.The official iQoo Weibo handle shared via a post that the iQoo 3 will be launched on February 25 and that the event will start at 2:30pm CST. We don''t know yet if the event will be live streamed, but in case it does, it will start at 12pm (IST) in India. Aside from the launch date, the Vivo subsidiary has not provided any other new details regarding its upcoming flagship phone.
Vivo S1 Pro launch date reveal, Oppo Reno 3 series launch, the news of Redmi Note 8 duo going on open sale in India were the biggest tech stories in a week that was pretty light on news. Also, in our last weekend wrap of this year, we talk about Vivo Y11 (2019) launch in India, Realme''s 2020 device plans, and Jio 2020 Happy New Year Offer. We have also published over a dozen features this week taking a look at the happening in the world of tech in 2019 and this decade. The year enders and decade enders aside, read on for more on what happened this week in tech.Vivo has revealed that it will launch the Vivo S1 Pro next week in the country. Amazon India also published a teaser page for the smartphone on its platform that offers a few details about the phone, in turn indicating that we are going to see the same Vivo S1 Pro variant that was released in Philippines and not the one that was launched in the company''s home market of China. Part of the company''s style focussed S series, the S1 Pro will be the second phone in the lineup in the country.
Don #039;t Miss: Today;s best deals: Free Starbucks, $15 Wi Fi extender, $199 Roomba, $14 Echo Dot for cars, free Echo Show 5, morePutting skepticism aside, Mac Otakara stacked the mockup up against an iPhone 11 Pro Max to see what specifically Apple might have altered for its 2020 flagship. Notably, the height and the width of the mockup were virtually identical to those of the iPhone 11 Pro Max ndash; 159mm x 78mm for the iPhone mockup and 158mm x 77.8mm for the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The most notable change was actually the thickness of the device, which was 7.1mm ndash; one full millimeter thinner than the iPhone 11 Pro Max. This may even line up with previous reports.
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Asus 5Z aka Asus ZenFone 5Z has started receiving the Android 10 update in India, following the Asus 6Z, which was also upgraded to the latest version of Android earlier this month. The Android 10 update for the Asus 5Z is being rolled out in a phased manner in India and it brings with it, a host of new features such as system wide dark mode and full screen navigation gestures among others. Aside from the software upgrade to Android 10, the latest update for Asus 5Z in India also removes a host of features and relocates a few tools to the Advanced Settings section.The Android 10 update''s rollout for the Asus 5Z was announced by the official Asus India Twitter handle, which mentioned the arrival of a tonne of new improvements on its 2018 flagship after the update. The official Asus ZenTalk forum mentions that the update carries the build number 100.04.44.98 and that it is being rolled out in a phased manner.
Key point: Thanks to the introduction of better fighters and the use of aggressive, realistic offensive fighter doctrines, American airmen attained not the air superiority they sought, but total air supremacy over the whole of western Europe. The popular conception of the struggle in the air over northern Europe during World War II is of squadrons of sleek fighters racing over the German heartland to protect contrailed streams of lumbering bombers stretching beyond sight. This is as it was during the second half of America s air war against Germany, but it was as far from the truth as it is possible to get at the start of that great aerial crusade. It took until late 1943 nearly two years after the United States entered World War II before the United Kingdom based Eighth Air Force mounted strategically significant bombing missions against targets in occupied northern Europe. The fault for this lay partly in the availability and slow development of the equipment, but it is also a fact that the two men at the top of the Eighth Air Force command structure stubbornly clung to old and discredited theories that stunted the effectiveness of the strategic bombing effort and cost thousands of their countrymen their freedom or their lives. In the beginning, the fighter was a short legged creature whose role of protecting the bombers was eclipsed by its role of guarding friendly territory and installations. The difference, which is crucial, was the product of technology range and the power of aircraft engines and intellect. Until late 1943, surprisingly late in the war, the use of the fighter as an offensive weapon was stunted by the defensive mind set of the pursuit acolytes of the interwar decades. The pursuit airplane had evolved over the fixed battlefields of Western Europe during World War I. Pursuit aircraft had been developed to prevent enemy reconnaissance airplanes from overflying friendly lines and to protect friendly observation airplanes from enemy pursuits while the observers overflew enemy lines. The pursuit was conceived as a tactical and a defensive weapon, and it was limited to these roles both by conception and by the technologies of the day. The Army Air Corps Between the world wars, the development of American pursuit aircraft was hobbled by budgetary restrictions that for many years slowed or obviated altogether the creation of new technologies or even methodical experimentation with new tactics. The U.S. Marine Corps did advance the use of the single engine pursuit as a nascent close support weapon to bolster the infantry, but the interests of various intra Army constituencies prevented similar advances in what had come to be called the Army Air Corps. To the degree that it developed at all, the Air Corps saw increasingly heavy and longer ranged bombers in its future. And, as the limited available research and development dollars were expended on speedier bombers, the pursuits of the day were increasingly outranged and outrun. Inevitably, American bombers of the late 1930s were designed to be self defending because they could fly much farther and at least somewhat faster than could the pursuits of the day. The pursuits, which were being developed at a much slower pace, were relegated to a point defense role guarding cities, industrial targets, and air bases. When World War II began, the Air Corps shortly to be renamed the Army Air Forces was divided into two distinct combat arms, fighters and bombers. And, by virtue of the fighter s stunted development, there appeared little chance that the two would spend much time working together. As soon as the Army Air Corps was pulled into World War II it became focused on the defense of American coastal cities, several Caribbean islands, bases in Greenland and Iceland, and on the strategically indispensable Panama Canal. There were few airplanes of any type to devote to these defensive missions, and those that were deployed defensively also had to serve as on the job trainers for hundreds of the raw young pilots emerging from the Air Forces burgeoning flight schools. Through the first half of 1942, all of the very few pilots and airplanes that could be spared from the defense of the U.S. coasts and sea lanes were rushed to defend Australia and the South Pacific. Dozens of precious airplanes and pilots were lost in the pathetic defense of Java, in the Netherlands East Indies, and many more were lost in the early defensive battles around Port Moresby, New Guinea, but Army Air Forces training commands were able to catch up with combat and training losses as well as with the heavy burden imposed by the formation of new fighter, bomber, and other type groups. And better fighters with a higher probability of survival began to reach operational air groups. Committing to American Air Power Fortunately, the United States could afford to be a bit late off the mark in her war against Germany. German efforts in 1940 to bring Great Britain to her knees all had failed miserably and, by the end of 1941, the bulk of Germany s air and land forces were mired in a frightful war of attrition deep inside Russia. The British had the situation in northern Europe reasonably well in hand, though they would have collapsed had not vast infusions of weapons and supplies from the United States sustained them. British forces in Egypt and Libya were teetering on the edge of defeat, but there was little the United States would be able to do for many months to influence the outcome assuming the British held on that long. So, while the Army Air Forces devoted the bulk of its limited expendable resources to defensive measures against Japan, new air groups were created, and new and better combat aircraft began rolling off newly created assembly lines. Finally, in the spring of 1942, it was decided in high Army Air Forces circles to commit American air power to northern Europe. At first, the commitment would be little more than a meager show of force masking an advanced combat training program overseen by the Royal Air Force (RAF). Only later, when training bases and factories in the United States had caught up with the planning, would the U.S. Army Air Forces take on a strategic air campaign against the German industrial heartland. Brigadier General Ira Eaker arrived in England on February 20, 1942 to establish the headquarters of the new VIII Bomber Command. He opened his headquarters at High Wycombe, England on February 23, 1942, but the VIII Bomber Command had no combat airplanes to its name; they would not be available for several months. Rather, it fell to Eaker to argue with his British hosts in favor of an independent role for the forthcoming Army Air Forces in Europe. The RAF and the British government wanted America s commitment to the air war in Europe to be subordinate to or an adjunct of the British Theatre air war. The Americans, however, felt they deserved an independent role, and it was Eaker s job to win the British over to this viewpoint. The American notion was strongly bolstered in argument, at least by the fact that the Army Air Forces had developed over many years a theoretical strategic air doctrine that was quite different from the RAF s experience based strategic doctrine. The Americans favored and had equipped their bomber force to wage a precision daylight bombing campaign against industrial targets hundreds of miles inside enemy territory. The RAF was the only other air force in the world that had developed long range, four engine, heavy bombers, but its doctrine the result of bloody experiences early in the war favored area bombing at night. Doctrinal arguments aside, the British victims of the Nazi Blitz of 1940 1941 were less squeamish than their American Allies about bombing German civilians. Besides, the RAF had few long range heavy bombers to its name, and thus felt it needed to co opt the promised infusion of American heavies. For the time being, Eaker s arguments with the RAF hierarchy were moot. There would be no American air combat units in the United Kingdom for several months, and then there would not be enough of them to make a dent in Hitler s Fortress Europa for many more months. A Symbolic Commitment between Allies The first VIII Bomber Command unit to arrive in England on May 10, 1942 was the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group, which was equipped with Boeing B 17 Flying Fortress four engine heavy bombers. This was a symbolic commitment, for the 97th had been activated in February 1942 and thus had not had time to be adequately trained to fly combat missions over heavily defended European targets. It would be months before the 97th saw any live action. Around the time the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group became the first nominal combat unit to join Eaker s VIII Bomber Command, Brig. Gen. Frank Monk Hunter arrived in England to establish the headquarters of his VIII Fighter Command, also at High Wycombe. Unlike Eaker, Hunter, a rather flamboyant World War I ace, quickly came to terms with British beliefs and aspirations regarding the employment of forthcoming American fighter groups. The RAF had opted for powerful, short range, point defense fighters that could defend friendly air bases and attack nearby enemy air bases, and its doctrine appeared to have proven itself during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. Hunter, who had spent most of his career arguing the point defense case for the U.S. Army s fighters, was eager to augment the British fighter plan. 1 2 3 4 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
CHANDIGARH: Nearly six months after the move to axe 700 fully mature trees for the proposed flyover connecting Zirakpur and Tribune Chowk came under the judicial scanner, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the uprooting of the same, along with the construction process.PANAJI: Cinema is a universal medium that brings people together keeping aside the differences of their social and modern lives, said megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday.
Aside from the Freemasons who have been accused of everything under the sun, the Illuminati is a group that tends to be the focus of conspiracy theorists, local and foreign.So, what exactly is the Illuminati and why are some people so obsessed with it?
The bill was authored by state assemblymaker Laura Friedman, and signed into legislation by Governor Gavin Newsom last Friday. The new law will take effect on January 1, 2023, and renders the sales, donation, or manufacturing of new fur products illegal. However, the legislation does exempt from its scope used fur and taxidermy products, furs used for religious purposes or by Native American tribes as well as leather, shearling, and cowhide. Furs lawfully obtained via hunting licenses will also be permitted.Aside from the new ban on furs, Newsom also signed a range of other bills focused on preventing animal cruelty, such as laws banning the use of certain animals in circuses, laws banning the hunting and killing of bobcats, and laws protecting horses from being slaughtered.
Microsoft becomes the second major corporation to set aside its own software to jump on the Android bandwagon. A few years ago, BlackBerry (BB), shifted from its own mobile operating system to making Android phones. BlackBerry dominated the smartphone market for years before Samsung and Apple raced ahead of it.BlackBerry no longer makes phones directly. It struck a deal with Chinese company TCL Communication Technology to make and sell smartphones under its brand. Nokia (NOK) has a similar arrangement with HMD Global.
After Cognizant;s announcement to chop headcounts, private computer systems and printers maker HP has additionally determined to sack round 500 individuals as part of their international restructuring plan. Final week, the corporate has introduced a serious restructuring plan as per which HP will hearth 7,000 9,000 workers globally by 2022 as a part of a restructuring of operations meant to chop prices. Monetary day by day, The Financial Instances reported that HP;s operation in India would even be impacted by the fee financial savings plan.One of many individual privy with the matter stated, "There will be job cuts here. They have discontinued some models and PC growth is slowing, aside from government project orders which are not consistent. " Nonetheless, HP is but to substantiate the official variety of individuals to be sacked by the analysts have estimated the quantity to be round 500. "(HP 's) India team is likely to see 500 job cuts. Even though India is a focus area for HP, the India team will see the impact of the global measure, " stated Kris Lakshmikanth, CEO of The Head Hunters India.
The Syrian Kurdish fighters also accused Washington of failing to abide by its commitments to its key allies in the fight against IS. It;s a major shift in U.S. policy.The American withdrawal came just hours after the White House said U.S. forces in northeastern Syria will move aside and clear the way for an expected Turkish assault mdash; essentially abandoning Kurdish fighters who fought alongside American forces in the yearslong battle to defeat the Islamic State group.