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HTC comes back to India with HTC Wildfire X: Key specs, price, special features and everything else

first_imgHTC comes back to India with HTC Wildfire X: Key specs, price, special features and everything elseThe HTC Wildfire X sports good looks, decent hardware and cameras, fairly big battery and good screen. Let’s take a quick look at everything HTC Wildfire X brings to the consumers. The phone will be available starting August 22 on Flipkart.advertisement Next Sneha Saha New DelhiAugust 15, 2019UPDATED: August 15, 2019 08:58 IST HIGHLIGHTSHTC Wildfire X comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. HTC Wildfire X comes to India for starting price of Rs 9,999.HTC Wildfire X will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart starting August 22.HTC is back in the Indian smartphone business with the HTC Wildfire X. This is the smartphone that HTC launched in India on Wednesday after teasing it for some days. The HTC Wildfire X is the first smartphone from HTC this year. The last HTC phone that made to India was the HTC Desire 12 series. We at India Today Tech reviewed the HTC Desire 12+ but weren’t very satisfied with it. Read review here. The question now is, will HTC Wildfire X able to help the company gain back its long lost market presence in India? Let’s find out.We are yet to try our hands on the HTC Wildfire X but by looking at the specs the phone seems like a decent one. Not great, not very bad, but decent. The smartphone is pretty aggressively priced in the country and that’s a good thing about it. Considering the price of the phone the HTC Wildfire X goes against smartphones like the Redmi Note 7S, the Samsung Galaxy M20, among others. But will the aggressive pricing help HTC regain back its market position? This only time will say.The HTC Wildfire X sports good looks, decent hardware and cameras, fairly big battery and good screen. Let’s take a quick look at everything HTC Wildfire X brings to the consumers.HTC Wildfire X specificationsScreen: The HTC phone comes packed with a 6.22-inch HD+ IPS waterdrop display with 88.8 per cent screen to body ratio.Processor: The smartphone is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor.advertisementRAM: 3GB and 4GBStorage: 32GB and 128GBRear camera: On the back side the HTC phone sports three cameras. The smartphone comes with a 12MP primary sensor, 8 MP 8x hybrid Zoom lens and 5MP depth sensor.Front camera: On the front – inside the waterdrop notch – HTC phone includes an 8MP selfie shooter.Software: The phone runs on Android 9 Pie software.Battery: The HTC Wildfire X comes packed with a 3300mAh batter that comes paired with 10W charger in the box. The phone includes USB Type C port.Colours: Sapphire BlueHTC Wildfire X special features–The HTC Wildfire X comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. — The HTC phone comes with something called a “Mybuddy” feature. This feature helps users use their smartphone as a personal security tool. “The feature allows users to pull out the device from the shell to trigger a loud alarm, send live location information to friends and family, and record and transmit audio/video of surroundings in real time.”–One of the most special things about the HTC phone is the triple camera setup. The phone includes 2x Lossless Optical Zoom and 8x Hybrid Zoom. The company claims that the big pixel (1.25 µm) of the primary camera ensures 25 per cent enhanced low light shots.–The company also claims that the 5MP depth camera provides great edge details in bokeh shots especially under low-light. There’s also a Dual Tone Flash that the company claims intelligently preserves the skin tone in any light condition.– The HTC Wildfire X comes with six months no-questions-asked accidental and liquid damage protection, and complimentary pickup and drop facility. The company also offers a standard 1 year warranty.–The HTC Wildfire X comes with expandable storage and automatic cloud backup with Google Photos.–HTC smartphones have always been big on looks. The HTC Wildfire sports curve edges, slim shape (7.95 mm) and 3D OPVD mirror finish that offers an attractive design. The phone is also very light in weight.HTC Wildfire X price in India and availabilityThe HTC Wildfire X comes to India for starting price of Rs 9,999. This price is for the base model of smartphone that packs 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. There’s another model of the HTC Wildfire X that comes with 4GB RAM + 128GB storage and this one costs Rs 12,999. It must be noted that these prices (Rs 9,999 and Rs 12,999) are under limited period offer and are subjected to change. Flipkart listing shows Rs 10,999 as the price of the base 3GB RAM model and Rs 13,999 as the price of 4GB RAM model. The HTC Wildfire X will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart starting August 22 in India.ALSO READ | HTC Desire 12+ review: Good looking Desire but looks aren’t everythingALSO READ | HTC Wildfire X launches in India with price starting at Rs 9,999, sale begins on August 22Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow HTCFollow androidlast_img read more

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Russia throws its weight behind India on Jammu Kashmir issue

first_imgNew Delhi: Russia on Wednesday called withdrawing Jammu and Kashmir’s special status as sovereign decision and internal matter of India and pitched for resolving outstanding issues between New Delhi and Islamabad through dialogue.Russian envoy Nikolay Kudashev said India’s decision on Jammu and Kashmir was in accordance with the country’s Constitution and Moscow is totally backing its close ally on the issue. “India’s decision (on Jammu and Kashmir) is a sovereign decision which is as per its Constitution. Our position on the issue is totally identical to India’s position,” he said during a press conference. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Russian envoy said India and Pakistan should resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue and on the basis of Simla agreement and Lahore declaration. Deputy Chief of Russian Embassy Roman Babushkin said Russia had taken a position during the closed-door consultations in UN Security Council on Kashmir on August 16 that it was India’s internal matter. “We were of the view that India and Pakistan should resolve their issues bilaterally,” he said. Babushkin said Russia has no role to play in disputes between India and Pakistan unless both the countries seek mediation in resolving their issues. Earlier this month, India scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution, and divided the state into two union territories.last_img read more

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Nepal election preparations in good order – UN envoy

8 April 2008The preparations for Thursday’s Constituent Assembly polls in Nepal are in good order, despite some serious acts of violence and violations of human rights during the election campaign, according to the top United Nations official there. Ian Martin, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal, told a news conference today that while there had been clashes and violations of the election Code of Conduct, which had resulted in fatalities, these should not be allowed to distort the whole picture.“It is important to emphasize that in many districts, many constituencies, peaceful campaigning has been going on throughout this election campaign,” Mr. Martin said. “That is a very considerable feat for an election more complicated than any Nepal has carried out before.” Mr. Martin went on to issue five appeals related to the conduct of the election and its aftermath. He called for armed groups who had claimed responsibility for violent acts to call off those efforts; for political parties to respect the election Code of Conduct; for both Government and Maoist army personnel to remain in their barracks or cantonments; for voters not to be influenced by threats or inducements; and for all Nepalis to be patient during the voting and counting.Questioned by journalists, Mr. Martin said that given Nepal’s electoral history, some re-polling was likely, but that he hoped incidents would not be exaggerated and there would be no over-reaction. In that context, he called on the media to be “as objective as it possibly can” in its reporting. He said that it was “crucial” that election day passed off in such a way that the people of Nepal saw the result as credible, and called for all parties to “respect the result, and also respect the framework within which the decisions are made.”Once elected, the Constituent Assembly will be tasked with drafting a new constitution for the country, which has emerged from a decade-long civil war that claimed an estimated 13,000 lives until the Government and the Maoists signed a peace accord in 2006. read more

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African Union mission positive about deployment of UN troops in Darfur

7 November 2008An African Union fact-finding mission to Darfur, aiming to mend the increasingly fraught relationship between Chad and Sudan, visited the hybrid United Nations-AU operation in the war-torn region today. The AU fact-finding team, led by former Burundian President Pierre Buyoya, follows accusations from both Khartoum and N’djamena that the other side has been supporting insurgencies in its country. Attacks by Chadian rebels on N’djamena in February preceded similar rebel assaults on Omdurman, near Khartoum, in May, leading to the escalation of tension between the two countries. The fact-finding team met with the UN-AU mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in the context of AU efforts to normalize the relations between the two States after Sudan’s announced it was cutting off ties with Chad, claiming that it has helped Darfurian rebels attack the Sudanese capital. The fighting in the western Sudanese region of Darfur has significantly affected eastern Chad, where Sudanese civilians escaping the Darfur conflict comprise the majority of the estimated 315,000 refugees in that area. “There is now an opportunity to move forward … It seems that there is a national consciousness that the Darfur issue has to be dealt with,” Mr. Buyoya said in an interview UNAMID radio. “UNMIS [UN Mission in Sudan] before and then UNAMID have done a lot to protect the Darfur people and to assist the peace process in Sudan,” he added. “The Government of Sudan, the African Union and the United Nations have reached a comprehensive agreement on the deployment of UNAMID.” UNAMID has been in place since January, but only about 10,000 military personnel have been deployed so far, well short of the roughly 26,000 troops, military observers and police officers expected when the operation reaches full deployment. read more

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New green initiative handles Brocks several tons of cardboard a week

Checking out the new cardboard baler are (in front) Russ Higham and Ken Wake from Custodial Services, (back row, left to right) Domenic Maniccia, director of Custodial Services; Tom Saint-Ivany, Associate Vice-President of Facilities Management; Steven Pillar, Vice-President Finance and President Jack Lightstone.Brock generates more than 358,000 kilograms of cardboard every year, and now there’s a more efficient way to get rid of it.Facilities Management has acquired a new baler that will allow the University to dispose of its cardboard in a way that’s greener and generates revenue. Custodians will put about 1,400 pounds of cardboard through the baler a day. The material will then be sold to an independent contractor for recycling.From the Campus Store to Sodexo, “a large volume of cardboard goes through the University,” said Tom Saint-Ivany, Associate Vice-President of Facilities Management. “This allows the University to manage its disposal of cardboard and generate revenue.”The baler arrived last month. Each bale weighs about 700 pounds. When the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex opens, Brock will produce about two bales a day, said Domenic Maniccia, director of Custodial Services. read more

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Ohio State mens soccer team preparing for NCAA tournament rematch at Akron

OSU junior forward Danny Jensen (9) dribbles the ball as Binghamton junior back Shervin Mohajeri (12) pursues during an August 30. match at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 0-1. Photo Credit: Muyao Shen / Assist. Photo EditorIn the midst of a four-game losing streak, the Ohio State men’s soccer team (1-4-0) is preparing for a tough game against one of its in-state rivals.OSU is scheduled to take on No. 11 Akron (4-1-0) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field in Akron, Ohio.The Buckeyes will be walking into a stadium in front of a large crowd — the Zips drew 2,734 fans to their last home game — as they take on the task of bringing a victory back to Columbus.Last season, OSU was able to upset the Zips in a first-round NCAA tournament matchup that came down to 15 rounds of penalty kicks. The Buckeyes walked away with the 13-12 penalty kick victory after a 1-1 double overtime draw, leaving the Zips anxious for the 2015 season and a chance to get back at the Scarlet and Gray.“They’re going to want to come back at us because we knocked them out of the tournament last year,” sophomore forward Marcus McCrary said.After returning from a loss against Northwestern on Friday, sophomore defender Hunter Robertson said the Buckeyes have a lot of work to do before taking on the task of handling the Zips.“On Sunday, a lot of the kids who didn’t get to play trained really hard,” Robertson said.  “The practice (on Monday) was really intense, but because it’s a rival game, we’ll be ready for this one.”Despite OSU’s slow start to the 2015 season, the Buckeyes are looking to improve their record in a stadium full of fans seeking revenge.“The atmosphere is going to be awesome, (I’m) excited for that, but at the same time we’ve got to keep our concentration,” junior forward Danny Jensen said. “We know what they’re going to throw at us, we’ve played there before and it’s a little crazy, we’ve just have to keep our minds and play our game and hopefully we get the end result.”Honorary captainThe OSU men’s soccer team named 10-year-old Ivan Applin as an honorary captain for its game against Wisconsin on Oct. 18.Ivan had undergone a heart procedure at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ivan’s story made the news after he expressed his concern that he would wake up from surgery a fan of the Michigan Wolverines.The Buckeyes heard about Ivan’s story and created a video, inviting him to become an honorary captain. Two days later, Ivan and his family responded, expressing their excitement about the invite from the Scarlet and Gray. What’s next?Following Wednesday’s game, the Buckeyes are scheduled to host their Big Ten home opener against No. 13 Penn State on Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. read more

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Tánaiste defends Bank of Ireland share sale to vulture capitalists

first_img(Image Credit: Screengrab/ Ceann Comhairle reminded members of the House at the end of the exchange of the conditions of qualified privilege, that it is “a long-standing parliamentary practice to the effect that they should not comment on, criticise or make charges against a person outside the Houses or an official by name or in such a way as to make him or her identifiable”.Like politics? Then why not ‘Like’’s Politics page?Read: Bank levy will cost Bank of Ireland €40 million a year >More: Five Irish banks included in ECB stress-test plans > TÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE has said that he is satisfied that the sale of Bank of Ireland shares in 2011 was “above board and transparent”.He was responding to questions from Independent TD Seamus Healy during Leaders’ Questions, who asked how “a consortium of North American vulture capitalists” bought the shares at a discounted rate to what the government paid.The South Tipperary TD said that the government bought a 15 per cent stake in the bank for “around €4 billion”, while others received 37 per cent for €1.123 billion.(Image Credit: Screengrab/ also referenced a interview with Bloomberg TV earlier this year, in which investor Wilbur Ross said that Bank of Ireland was one of his best investments.‘Considerable welcome’“I think if you go back to the period of time involved,” the Tánaiste said, “there was very considerable welcome that the government was able to sell shares in Bank of Ireland.“I wish it was different. I wish we didn’t have the crisis in the banking system that we inherited”He added that the stabilisation of the bank was one of the foundations of the country’s economic recovery.The Tánaiste was also asked by Deputy Healy whether or not the taxpayer would be required to further recapitalise the bank if it fails ECB stress tests next year, and if he agreed that the only option available if they failed would be nationalisation.He said that the government now has to focus on growth, and “drive on, get the economic growth, get the jobs, and get the increased propriety tat will come from  that will come from a growing economy”.‘Stop that innuendo’Deputy Healy also made allegations relating to a former senior civil servant, during which he was interrupted by the Ceann Comhairle.Tánaiste responded that he would not comment on individual cases, and asked the Deputy to “stop that innuendo and side-of-the-mouth allegations”.“If you want to make an allegation, make the allegation,” he said, “and if you are sure of the allegation, make it outside of the House.”last_img read more

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Penney JJ Hanrahan has got the blowtorch on Keats

first_imgMANY A RUGBY debates grows stale very quickly, but others continue to be worthwhile for months and months.Ian Keatley v JJ Hanrahan for Munster’s number 10 shirt is one that just won’t go away, with peaks and troughs for both players at different times over the course of the season meaning it remains unresolved.The senior out-half was the latest to wear the hallowed jersey, but his performance against Ulster last weekend means his Heineken Cup spot is in doubt, particularly given that Hanrahan has been in creative, assured form over the last month or so.Head coach Rob Penney was, as ever, honest in admitting that Keatley hadn’t delivered last time out, but qualified those words with an explanation for the poor display.“The poor guy had an off day, a bad day. He’d be the first to admit that. It’s unlike Ian and there’s some reasons for that. He’s been unable to train as much as he would have done, and on the back of that, the performance wasn’t what he would like. But he’s got through that 80 minutes. He’s had some time to reflect on that and he’s been able to get more work in this week. He’s had no repercussions from the groin injury that’s been holding him back. So between the two lads, we’ve got total faith in those two boys.”There’s no definitive clue in that, so the Munster coach is prompted again. Penney and his fellow staff have a difficult decision to make surely?“As we have done all year. We’ve given them both good opportunity. Ian Keatley’s done a great job in the last 18 months, when ROG had been unavailable and when he’s had to step up this year. You’ve got to support the guys who are doing the job for you, and JJ’s done a great job as well.“He’s getting more experience all the time and he’s got the blowtorch on Keats. It’ll be interesting to see where the selection goes, but whichever way we go, we’ll get a positive back-up.”Penney was giving nothing away in regards to his thoughts on his 10s. ©INPHO/James Crombie.Away from having the fortune to call on two out-halves he trusts, Penney will also be depending on an area of growing strength for Munster; the maul. Ulster were dismantled in that sector at Ravenhill, and there is surely more of the same to come at Kingsholm against a Gloucester pack that has failed to impose itself too often this season.The Kiwi agrees that Munster may have an advantage with their driven line-outs.“It’s a great area of strength for us. Axel’s [Anthony Foley] got that maul, that aspect of the game, working really well. The boys have bought into what he’s trying to do there and we’re getting good outcomes from it.Every team has a vulnerability and Gloucester will have some; we’ve got some. Whether the maul makes up a big part of our strategy this week, we’ll wait and see. It’s a great credit to Axel and the lads with how it’s gone.”Munster insist that they will not be basing their approach on what they have seen of Gloucester in the Premiership, but it might also be dangerous to analyse the two sides’ earlier encounter in Pool 6 too deeply either.That day, in October, Nigel Davies put out a greatly weakened team, on paper at least. Gloucester proved to be competitive and spirited, but it remains likely that their challenge will be very different this weekend.Penney claims to be unsure of what to expect.“It’s hard to say. There’s a fair bit of water gone under the bridge since then. They’ve got a bit of a characteristic, which you could say is the Gloucester way, and I don’t think that’ll change. We’ve just got to be very wary of the threats that they pose – and they do pose a lot of threats – and be able to nullify what they bring.”Like rugby? Follow’s dedicated Twitter account @rugby_ie >IRB re-confirms stance on European club competition by backing unionsDragons sign Welsh international duo Byrne and Brewlast_img read more

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This Weeks Best YouTube Videos The Brothers Mario Google Skydiving The Digital

first_imgParrot Sings Let the Bodies Hit the Floor This isn’t so much of a “what would the story of the nativity look like if it happened today” video as it’s a hilarious look at what it would have been like back then if tools like Google Maps, rental car Web sites, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media were available and easily at hand. For what it’s worth, I tried using Google Maps to plot directions from Nazareth to Bethlehem, and there sadly was no “Avoid Romans” option.  The Digital Story of the Nativity It’s been snowing a lot in Minnapolis in recent days. A lot. That’s not much news – the people out there are used to snow, and even this unprecedented snowfall is something a lot of communities out there aren’t having a problem with. One thing that hasn’t been able to deal with the snow though is the roof of the Metrodome, the home of the Minnesota Vikings. Earlier in the week, the roof collapsed under the weight of all the snow that had piled up on its inflatable roof. Concern over the state of the roof had been so great prior to the storm that Fox Sports set up cameras in the stadium to see if the roof collapsed, even when authorities assured them it wouldn’t. Well, it did – and Fox Sports got it all on camera from multiple angles. Oops. Metrodome Roof Collapse Video from the Inside I’m not explicitly saying that this parrot would make a better singer than the vocalist of Drowning Pool, but I’m just going to leave that idea out there. After all, this parrot’s got some pipes on it, and seems to do a pretty good rendition of the song. Someone sign that bird to a record label and get a contract going, I think she’s going to be huge.  What if the story of the nativity were told in terms of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and mobile technology? What if the roof of the Metrodome collapsed under the weight of feet of snow? What if someone decided that Super Mario Brothers would be much better Grand Theft Auto style? What if someone discovered a parrot that’s a better vocalist than the lead singer of Drowning Pool? This week, all of those things came true. Hit the jump to see the videos. center_img The folks over at The Game Station wondered what the Super Mario Brothers world would be like if it were a gritty, gangster-filled (and conveniently pedestrian empty) dark world of coins, guns, fast cars, and rival gangs. They put this video together, titled it “The Brothers Mario,” and the result has been such a smash hit that it’s already racked up close to 2 million views on YouTube. Never bring a hammer to a gunfight.  Google Demo Slam: Skydiving AdChoices广告 New Mario Bros. Movie Trailer A few people at Google Japan decided it would be pretty cool to go skydiving…without actually the whole getting into a plane and risking life and limb part. So they got a huge projection screen, some parachutes and tarps, a couple of high-powered fans, and decided to go skydiving the geeky way: projecting Google Earth on the ground while they “fell” from the ceiling in harnesses. As they fell, Google Earth would zoom in on their landing point. Perfect landing, every time. last_img read more

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Marée noire 180 tortues ont été sauvées

first_imgMarée noire : 180 tortues ont été sauvéesÉtats-Unis – L’Agence océanique et atmosphérique américaine (NOAA) a annoncé que 180 tortues victimes de la marée noire ont à ce jour pu être sauvées. 170 autres reptiles englués de pétrole sont encore en phase de récupération.Près de 500 tortues ont été retrouvées mortes depuis l’explosion et le naufrage de la plateforme Deepwater Horizon fin avril. Grâce à la mobilisation des secouristes, 180 tortues ont pu être sauvées, et presque autant sont en phase de récupération.À lire aussiLa tortue luth cache la bouche la plus effrayante au monde”Les spécialistes des tortues de mer de la NOAA sont des membres essentiels de la section dédiée à la vie sauvage du commandement des opérations de lutte contre la marée noire, qui a déployé cinq bateaux pour récupérer les tortues engluées dans le pétrole”, a souligné Jane Lubchenco, directrice de la NOAA.Des milliers d’autres tortues sont elles-aussi sur le point d’être sauvées. Quelque 700 nids de tortues de mers, contenant 70.000 œufs, sont en effet actuellement transportés du golfe du Mexique à la côte atlantique de la Floride.Mais pour les défenseurs de l’environnement, ces efforts ne sont pas suffisants. Le Centre pour la diversité biologique, un organisme à but non lucratif, a ainsi porté plainte lundi contre le ministre de l’Intérieur Ken Salazar. L’association lui reproche de ne pas suffisamment lutter contre l’impact de la marée noire sur les espèces menacées de tortues et de baleines.Le 1 août 2010 à 15:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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