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OnePlus 6 set for India debut: Here's how to watch the livestream

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The OnePlus 6 India launch will be held in Mumbai. What will also be launched there is the Marvel Avengers Limited Edition model.

The highlight of the event will be the OnePlus 6 price in India.

This will be the third launch event OnePlus is hosting for the smartphone, after the one in London and in China.

Here’s how to watch the livestream:



The event starts at 3pm IST and is being held at the Dome at NSCI in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Here’s what to expect:

1. Notch Screen

This was confirmed by both the Co-founders of OnePlus, Carl Pei and Pete Lau. Carl Pei posted on twitter while Pete Lau posted a detailed blog post he explained why notch style display is better and why they opted for it on the OnePlus 6. From rumors it is evident that the OnePlus 6 will have a 6-inch or 6.2-inch Notch style screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. The only thing we don’t know for sure is if it will be an IPS panel which the company has used on its previous devices.

2. Top-end Hardware

Also confirmed by the company, the OnePlus 6 will be powered by Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 845 processor. The company posted a teaser image on Weibo which showed Snapdragon 845 processor as well as teased about 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. We expect the phone to come with various RAM and storage options including 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB storage. We don’t have any major rumors about the battery, but it is expected to be a 3,400 or 3,500mAh battery.

3. Dual Rear Camera

OnePlus offered dual cameras on both OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. So, it’s obvious that the OnePlus 6 will also have dual camera. From the multiple leaked images of the phone and cases of the phone, it is clear that the OnePlus 6 has dual cameras, but they are positioned differently. This time, OnePlus has opted for a vertically stacked dual camera setup which is placed on the top center of the phone. The only thing we felt missing in the OnePlus 5/5T was optical image stabilization (OIS), we hope OnePlus 6 camera comes with OIS – none of the leaks so far indicate if the phone has OIS or not.

4. New All Glass Design

Image leaks of the OnePlus 6 indicate that the phone will have a reflective glass rear, and this was confirmed by the Company also recently. Up till now, OnePlus has stuck to either metal or sandstone finish on its devices, so the OnePlus 6 would be the first device to come with an all glass body. Again, while there are no rumors regarding wireless charging, the glass body is a big indication that it might be one of the new features of the phone.

5. Avengers Edition

OnePlus also confirmed that they will be launching a Marvel Avengers Limited Edition of the OnePlus 6 just like they did for Star Wars. The limited-edition device has been teased in videos and shows a textured back instead of the plain glass back. We expect the phone will have exclusive wallpapers and ringtones from the Avengers movie.

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Snapchat's long-awaited redesign is smoother, can be enabled right now with root

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Back in November of last year, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel announced that a new Android app was being built from the ground up. It’s been almost a year since then, but we’re finally seeing some movement. In fact, the new Snapchat Alpha can actually be enabled right now, so long as your device has root access.

The new interface makes a couple of visual tweaks, but its primary focus is to address Snapchat on Android’s number-one complaint: performance. The current one is rather choppy and can cause things to slow to a crawl, but those who’ve used the new Alpha version say that it’s improved noticeably in terms of speed. An emoji brush, which allows you to draw things with a selection of emoji, has been added (Update: This is apparently not new).

Screenshots courtesy of XDA.

However, not all is well. Snaps appear to still be screenshots of your camera’s viewfinder, as saved photos are of the same resolution as phones’ screens. Additionally, since this is still unfinished, there are quite a few issues. Crashes are frequent, and you can’t send chats. On top of that, the map, the all-important trophies, and Snapcodes are missing.

As stated previously, enabling Snapchat Alpha does require root. If you use Snapchat regularly, you might want to skip this given the amount of things that are still broken, but if you’re set on checking it out, XDA has a handy little guide on how to enable it. Note that you will need access to a PC with ADB. Given our poll from earlier today, it looks like about a third of you still root, so this won’t be too difficult. The other two-thirds of us will have to patiently wait for Snapchat to fix things up and make the redesign official.

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Fitness: Four reasons why it's so hard to make exercise a habit

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It’s worth finding time in your schedule, and finding a trainer or exercise buddy to add incentive.


UFC star Joe Duffy works on his boxing skills with trainer Hercules Kyvelos at Montreal's Tristar Gym in October 2017. Doing a workout with a trainer or friend helps give new exercisers motivation and accountability.


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We’ve all heard the excuse about being too busy to exercise. But with most Canadians spending 18 hours a week watching TV, it’s clear that there’s some wiggle room in the hours not already claimed by work and family commitments.

And being busy isn’t the only excuse offered up by those who try and fail to make exercise a habit. A University of Alberta research team wanted to know more about why 50 per cent of new exercisers hang up their workout gear within six months of starting. They interviewed exercise dropouts and grouped their reasons into four general themes.

The results don’t live up to the hype

With so much written about the benefits of exercise, it’s no surprise that most newbies are anxious to reap the results of a good sweat. And according to the researchers, they aren’t disappointed by how they feel in those first few weeks of a workout routine. They have more energy during the day, sleep better at night, have more endurance and feel stronger while performing everyday chores.

But as welcome as these results are, they aren’t enough to sustain the enthusiasm of those first couple of months when the benefits of regular exercise are so acutely felt. Instead, that initial satisfaction is outweighed by the effort it takes to overcome the many barriers — lack of time, inconvenience and so forth — associated with maintaining an exercise routine.

“Whereas participants expressed pleasure with the physical and psychological outcomes they experienced through participation in the exercise program, many participants also expressed disappointment with a failure to obtain all of the outcomes they had expected or hoped for, especially when it came to visible results,” reported the researchers.

Basing fitness success on inches lost is almost always cause for disappointment. It’s better to set performance goals, which are more easily achieved. Success is one of the strongest incentives to keep exercising.

Scheduling difficulties

Reserving a regular block of time in an already packed schedule is a significant challenge for new exercisers. Struggling to manage the day-to-day routine, combined with any unforeseen and often non-negotiable demands that pop up, makes getting to the gym difficult.

Exercise veterans are faced with these same challenges but are better able to take them in stride, adjusting their schedule and their workouts accordingly. Novice exercisers, however, are more likely to forgo their workout when making scheduling decisions. They’re also less tolerant or less flexible when it comes to adjusting their workout around some of the downsides of exercise, like having to do a workout during peak gym hours, when wait times to use the machines can be frustrating.

New exercisers are so vulnerable to hiccups in their workout schedule that one change to their routine — an illness or injury, a sick family member, a demanding project at work — is often reason enough to give up exercise altogether. Even the most dedicated exercisers struggle to stay on track every now and again; the difference is they see interruptions to their routine as temporary, not permanent.

Trouble prioritizing exercise

The change in mindset needed to move exercise up the list of priorities and keep it there is hard to master. Sure, family and work come first and second, but the difference between committed exercisers and exercise dropouts is that the committed believe they are better parents and better employees with exercise in their lives. As such, they see taking valuable minutes away from work and/or family for a quick workout not so much of an indulgence, but as a vital part of their physical and emotional well-being.

Those hooked on exercise head to the gym or out for a run, swim, walk or bike ride when the stress of everyday life hits hard. They also urge their family to join them in being active, making exercise a part of, not a distraction from, family life.

Going solo

Most new exercisers need a push to get off the couch, like the extra accountability that an exercise buddy or trainer offers. The importance of social support from family and friends is often overlooked by new exercisers who tend to go it alone.

Maybe it’s worry about failing that makes it tough for new exercisers to state their intentions and rely on others for support when internal motivation ebbs, but study after study suggests that having an exercise buddy or someone else to hold you accountable increases the chance of success.

Sharing your frustrations and successes makes those early days of exercise more palatable. You’re not alone at the gym trying to figure out how to select an interval workout on the treadmill, and you can share a laugh, instead of feeling embarrassed, when you wobble trying to hold a challenging pose in a yoga class.

There’s a reason for the popularity of running, cycling and masters swim clubs, and for the long waiting lists to get into old-timer hockey and softball leagues: exercise is more fun with someone at your side.

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The Quiet Man Trailers Reveal New Combat and Story Details

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More details on Square Enix’s The Quiet Man have been revealed with two new trailers featuring the game’s combat and parts of its story.

First revealed in June during Square Enix’s E3 presentation, The Quiet Man was previewed as a totally new, digital-only title that’s coming to the PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. A teaser trailer shown during the event showed a deaf protagonist, Dane, who dispatched others with ease by using his martial arts skills, but it didn’t share hardly any more information than that. The combat trailer shown above still didn’t tell too much more about the game’s narrative or who the main character is, but it did show off more of those flashy combat scenes.

The combat looks like something that players might find in one of the Yakuza games as the protagonist takes on opponents in open streets and inside of buildings, though the fighting seems much more grounded in striking and counters as opposes to swinging nearby objects and suplexing your enemies. Certain scenes showing what look to be special takedowns are likely initiated through certain moves or counters, but it’s hard to say without seeing how the cutscene-esque finishers began.

Following up the first trailer is another called “The Quiet Man – Silence Rings Loudest.” This one deals more with the game’s story, a one-night scenario where Dane has to find out why a singer was kidnapped. The masked enemies seen in the combat trailer and in the one above stand in Dane’s way, each of them working for the masked man seen in the story trailer who’s responsible for kidnapping the singer. You’ll also see some of the blending between CGI and live-action scenes in the story trailer with the fight scenes shifting back to the animation in the combat trailer.

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“Unravelling within a single night, players take the role of deaf protagonist Dane as he fights his way through a ‘soundless’ world to discover the motives behind the kidnapping of a songstress from a mysterious masked man,” a preview for the game read. “Embark on an adrenaline-fueled motion picture like experience which can be completed in one sitting.”

The game will be made available through Steam as well as through the PlayStation Store where it’ll be a digital-only title that’s currently priced at $14.99, according to the Square Enix Store. Square Enix has a site dedicated to the game with one letter from the producer shared back in July, so expect more updates to be shared there in the future.

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