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Sydney Opera House Turns GOLD for Diwali

The iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House turned gold to mark the most widely celebrated Hindu festival, Diwali on Tuesday night. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams hosted a...

Bad News makes you a fake news mogul to teach you their tricks

Journalists have written fascinating accounts of the people creating online misinformation or “fake news,” from a group of Macedonian teenagers to the infamous Internet Research Agency, whose members were recently indicted for attempting to influence the 2016 election. Fact-checking groups have circulated advice for spotting fake stories, and partnered with social media platforms to flag them. Quizzes and games like Factitious will test your personal ability to spot misinformation. Overall, the “fake news” news industry is pretty much saturated. But there’s still plenty of room for a game where you become a fake news mogul.

Bad News is a Twine-style game designed by members of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and media literacy…

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Tap is the wearable keyboard nobody asked for

A couple years ago, I got to test out the (potential) future of text input. It was called the “Tap Strap,” and it was a weird foam prototype that slid up over my fingers and allowed me to painstakingly input text through taps and combo taps.

Well, now it’s shipping. It’s just called Tap now, and it looks a bit more comfortable: a series of loosely connected rings, instead of a foam block. It’s $149.99, it connects to your phone or computer over Bluetooth, it has eight hours of battery life, and it also works as a mouse now.

But what the hell is it?

Tap has sensors for each of your five fingers. When you tap them on a relatively solid surface (I used a table, but in the launch video people are typing on the chest of a significant other,…

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Baaghi 2: Disha Patani reveals beau Tiger Shroff inspired her to do her own stunts in the film

Tiger and Disha

Tiger Shroff is not worried about getting stereotyped as an action star as he believes it is good to have an identity so early in his career. The five-films old actor has largely been associated with action movies right from his debut Heropanti to his last Munna Michael.

“I am so blessed to have been given an identity so early in my career. When people think of Tiger Shroff, they think of something, that’s a huge achievement for me,” he said at the trailer launch of his latest film Baaghi 2. “Having said that, it was a dream to be an action hero and I am living that,” he added.

The Ahmed Khan-directed film features Disha Patani opposite him. When asked about the equation between the two actors, who are rumoured to be dating, the director said,”Both are really mature. They would come in separate cars. If Tiger would be on set, Disha wouldn’t be there and vice versa. On set, they were Ronnie and Neha (characters). And this comes from within you.”

Ahmed said Tiger is a superhero without the cape. “Tiger, for one, I know is so hardworking. Very few actors are like him. If you ask him to do …read more

Snap responds to the 1.2 million petition signers who hate the redesign

Snap has officially responded to a hugely popular Change.org petition calling for the company to walk back the recent redesign of Snapchat. In a message signed by the Snapchat team and posted as a reply to the petition, the company says it’s heard the feedback loud and clear and that it acknowledges how the “new Snapchat has felt uncomfortable for many.” The petition was signed by more than 1.2 million people, a milestone that perhaps prompted Snap leadership to draft a response.

However, Snap essentially goes on in its reply to say tough luck, echoing comments made by CEO Evan Spiegel last week. The company tries to reassure users that the new Snapchat will adapt to them over time, and it also teased a new feature coming soon for iOS…

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Jassie Gill promises Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi will be crazier!

Jassie and Sonakshi

Popular actor-singer Jassie Gill will be soon making his Bollywood debut with Aanand L Rai’s Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi alongside Sonakshi Sinha, directed by Mudassar Aziz.

The film is all set to release on the 24, August, 2018. Commenting on the same Jassie says, “I have always admired Sonakshi and its like a dream come true to share screen space with her. I’m really happy and proud to be associated with Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi. Mudassar sir has made a fantastic film and this one is crazier than the first installment.”

Interestingly, when Jassie got a call from Aanand L. Rai office he had no idea that he is being approached for the sequel of the 2016 romcom or that his leading lady is Sonakshi Sinha.

Jassie is also loved for his Punjabi music and his latest song Dill Ton Blacck has been loved by music buffs across the globe.

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HBO is building the town of Sweetwater for an immersive Westworld experience at SXSW

Last year at San Diego Comic-Con, HBO hosted Westworld: The Experience, an immersive activation that let guests visit the offices of Delos, Inc., thanks to some impressive set design and the performances of many committed actors. At this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, the network is upping that ante by recreating the series’ entire town of Sweetwater. SXSW is known its lavish brand activations, but this seems like a significant step up from past experiences.

Dubbed the “Live Without Limits Weekend,” the experience will run from March 9th through the 11th, serving as part of HBO’s marketing kick-off for Westworld‘s second season. Series creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are also taking part in a panel with several cast members…

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Did you know? Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani launched the Baaghi 2 trailer amidst 150 Baaghis

Tiger and Disha Patani at Baaghi 2 trailer launch

The trailer of Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Baaghi 2’ starring Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani was launched amidst 150 rebels across the nation. After making a grand entry at Mahalakshmi race course in the morning, Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani launched the trailer of ‘Baaghi 2’ along with director Ahmed Khan and producers Sajid Nadiadwala and Vijay Singh.

Dressed in Black with ‘Baaghi 2’ written over the T-shirts, the rebels attended the event with a red bandana tied to their arms, signifying revolution. The Baaghis showered their love and appreciation towards the trailer and the ‘Baaghi 2’ team as the trailer unveiled. The crowd cheered in appreciation and fans created a frenzy on witnessing the power-packed trailer.

Showcasing Tiger Shroff in a much more muscular avatar, the trailer features much more high octane action sequences than the prequel upping the level of action and thrill. The star cast obliged for photos and interaction with the fans, after interacting with the media post the larger than life trailer launch.

Sequel to the 2016’s super hit success Baaghi, Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Baaghi 2’ will be seen elevating the level of action and thrill for the second instalment.Tiger Shroff and Sajid Nadiadwala strike a hat-trick as the …read more

Watch: New song ‘Raasleela’ from ‘3 Storeys’ is out!

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After a romantic track, the makers of 3 Storeys released a new song from the film titled ‘Raasleela’. ‘Raasleela’, is a fast-paced dandiya number, picturised on Navratri celebrations in a society.

The song has been rendered by vocalist Sumedha Karmahe, composed by Amjad Nadeem and written by Alaukik Rahi and Amjad Nadeem. ‘Raasleela’ also showcases Richa Chadha, Ankit Rathi, Aisha Ahmed, Masumeh and Renuka Shahane at their festive best grooving to the dandiya track.

3 Storeys features a power-packed ensemble cast of actors like Sharman Joshi, Pulkit Samrat, Richa Chadha and Renuka Shahane in pivotal roles. 3 Storeys is directed by debutante director Arjun Mukerjee, who has had a history of AD filmmaking.

The film also proves to be the debuting platform for young talents Aisha Ahmed and Ankit Rathi. Produced by Priya Sreedharan, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, the story promises to make you wonder about people’s ‘real’ faces. The film releases on March 9, 2018.

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The Remix trailer: Here’s all you need to know about India’s first web reality show

The Remix poster

Judged by music industry stalwarts: Sunidhi Chauhan, Amit Trivedi and Nucleya; The Remix is a reality music competition premiering exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on March 9. 10 dynamic singers and DJ duos battle it out week after week to win the grand prize.

Amazon Prime Original which pairs DJs and singers to compete in the ultimate music spin-off challenge. The Remix will launch as a 10 episode series starting March 9, 2018, with a new episode every week. The Remix revolutionizes the concept of music reality shows in India.

Prime members can re-discover their favourite Bollywood songs, presented in a whole new light as pairs of one singer and one DJ, battle each week to recreate, reshuffle and remix popular songs and win the coveted prize. The talented contestants will be judged by the biggest names in the music industry: celebrated singer, Sunidhi Chauhan; national award-winning music composer, Amit Trivedi, and king of the DJ console, Nucleya; while heartthrob Karan Tacker will add an element of humor as the host of this new reality series.

Vijay Subramaniam, Director, Content, Amazon Prime Video India, said “The overwhelming response we have received for our first two Prime Originals, Inside Edge and Breathe, …read more