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iPhone 8 Exclusive: Specification, New Changes and Price.

What you see above is a finalised hardware design. An enlarged, elongated 5.8-inch display is surrounded by dramatically reduced bezels of approximately 4mm on all sides, the theory being the iPhone 8 won’t be as prone to accidental input like the Infinity and Edge displays on Samsung’s premium Galaxy smartphones.

You will also see a new bottom edge render confirming Apple will not bring back the headphone jack after its controversial removal from the iPhone 7. Despite rumours to the contrary, the Lightning port also remains (though USB Type-C may feature on the wall plug as part of a wider move to finally adopt fast charging).

Another carry over from the iPhone 7 will be stereo speakers via a combination of the bottom speaker and an amplified earpiece.

Falling in line with my exclusive renders last week, Apple will definitely enlarge the power button. Exactly why remains unclear, but it is thought this is to give Apple a ( patented ) fallback option for Touch ID should it not manage to integrate this into the display. As it stands there is no firm word on which way this will go. The technology for screen integration exists, but scaling it to 10s of millions of units is the challenge.

What also remains uncertain is how Apple will redesign iOS 11 to accommodate the ‘cutout’ at the top of the display which exists to accommodate the front facing camera and sensors.

What Nodus and I believe is the remaining corners will simply be used for connectivity and battery status with notifications switched to the bottom in a new easier-to-reach and more detailed ‘ Function Area ’.

In addition, while our renders confirm the iPhone 8 has a dual rear camera with new vertical alignment, the exact configuration and resolution of the lenses is unknown. I’d expect Apple to stick with 12MP wide-angle and telephoto modules but make technical improvements – particularly aperture in the latter.

Finally – and not shown in the renders – I understand battery life will improve significantly. This will be due to a new L-shaped battery configuration that should deliver iPhone 7 Plus-beating stamina, but in a significantly smaller chassis.

The downside to all these improvements will be price.

The iPhone 8 will be Apple’s most expensive iPhone ever and I’m hearing pricing will startfrom $1,100 to $1,200. Some sources claim Apple will only offer the top two storage tiers (128GB, 256GB) but I don’t have enough information to corroborate this.  And yet despite a mammoth asking price and despite the fact there will three new iPhone models launching in September, it is fast becoming clear the dreams of Apple fans will only centre around one of them.

Dunkirk Movie Review : Best Movie of Nolan Till Date.

Dunkirk movie review: Christopher Nolan’s war movie is an unrelenting, unstoppable force of nature, an existential masterpiece powered by a terrific Hans Zimmer score. Rating: 5/5.

 

Rating – 5/5

The moments spent in anticipation immediately before a new Christopher Nolan movie are often just as nerve-wracking as those spent watching the film.

An irresistible energy buzzes through your body as you collapse into your grimy seat – a hypnotic mix of nervousness, fear, paranoia, and careful optimism.

This is a pilgrimage, after all. To some, Nolan is a god, and his temple’s walls, dark and foreboding, seem to push in as the lights go down. Your senses, usually dulled by a mundane existence, are heightened. You’ve never experienced anything like it.

The crowd’s hushed tones hit you in waves, and even the most distant whisper is deafening – but it reassures as much as it startles. There are others like you. And like you, they’ve waited years for this moment. You are not alone. And the electricity you’ve created – together – in the cavernous place of worship, could power a small town.

I have experienced this sensation on four occasions, before four Christopher Nolan films, and each of those experiences were, and remain to this day, some of the most special I’ve had inside a movie theatre.

And yesterday, it happened again.

Dunkirk, a film about men, created by men, is a force of nature – an elemental beast of a movie about finding the meaning of life surrounded by the meaninglessness of war. It is an existential masterpiece set across three parallel plots destined to collide, which in turn are set on three planes of existence – earth, air, and water. To us, these elements symbolise life, but in Dunkirk, they might as well be harbingers of death, having suspended our characters in their purgatory as they await judgment.

On the land, in the seaside French town of Dunkirk, 400,000 soldiers have been pushed by ‘the enemy’ – curiously, not once are the Nazis mentioned – towards the sea. They wait, bombarded from behind, and up above, for deliverance. Before them lies a seemingly endless expanse of blue – and home, England, is practically within sight, across the choppy waters of the Channel. They go from boat to boat – some even conning their way onto the rickety barges – desperate to get off the cursed beach, as torpedoes attack them from below, and missiles rain like hellfire from the sky.

They’re in need of a miracle.

But help is on its way. Tom Hardy protects them from above, acting, like he did in The Dark Knight Rises, through a mask, and only with his eyes. And his eyes are all he needs to convey the (sometimes scarily suicidal) determination to save his countrymen, as he picks off one Luftwaffe fighter after another – even as his wingmen perish, and his fuel gauge begs him to stop.

Below him, on the water, a civilian Mark Rylance has commandeered a boat, one of the many deployed by the Navy in an effort to aid the evacuation process. With his teenage son, and his son’s eager friend in tow – but without a firm plan – he sails into war.

And with the precision of a watchmaker – time is an oft-repeated motif in the film – Nolan, a master working at the peak of his powers, puts the pieces of this jigsaw together with some of his most effortless editing since Inception. And like Inception, as layer after layer of Dunkirk’s nesting doll structure is uncovered, and when the three stories finally converge after almost two hours of merciless tension, the emotional release is pure ecstasy.

Often, in order to build this tension, the experimental work of genius that it is, Dunkirk spends long stretches in silence. DP Hoyte van Hoytema’s IMAX camera, taking a break from soaring across the skies, wrestling for space among thousands of men, and gazing placidly at the sheer beauty of it all, brings the actors’ faces inches from its own. And these fine performers – mostly young stars (Harry Styles included) – convey wordlessly the torment raging in their characters’ minds.

But because of these periods of silence, and because of Nolan’s refusal to rely on words (or, for that matter, a traditional structure) to tell his story, Hans Zimmer’s terrific score becomes crucial, and slowly, emerges as a character in its own right. Like the film, it is unrelentingly intense, stretched to breaking point as it conjures tension seemingly from nothing.

And such is Nolan’s power at commanding the attention of his audience, that you find yourself overlooking basic flaws. There isn’t a single character in this film that is properly fleshed out, and it fails miserably at the Bechdel Test. But never have these glaring missteps mattered less.

Do you remember what Bruce Wayne said at the end of The Dark Knight Rises? Moments before flying into certain death, he looked at Commissioner Gordon, and growled, “A hero can be anyone.”

And this is the sentiment that Nolan has carried into Dunkirk. These characters aren’t meant to have elaborate backstories or complicated motivations. They’re meant to represent an ideal. They’re meant to embody our bravery and our empathy and our kindness.

A hero can be anyone, from a middle-aged sailor who just wants to teach his son to do the right thing, to a decorated commander who refuses to leave until every last man who serves under him – or even if he doesn’t – has been saved.

Dunkirk is one of the greatest war movies ever made – it’s certainly the tightest, most unwaveringly propulsive film of Christopher Nolan’s career. But it’s also as meditative as The Thin Red Line, as brutal as Saving Private Ryan, and sometimes, even as surreal as Apocalypse Now.

It deserves to be seen big and loud.

Courtesy : Hindustan Times

What is Virtual Machine? what are its Advantages?

What is Virtual Machine?

virtual machine is a software computer that, like a physical computer, runs an operating system and applications. The #virtual #machine is comprised of a set of specification and configuration files and is backed by the physical resources of a host.

so as per the above definition you can create N-number of computer as you like and you can also Destroy it when ever you want at no cost. The other best think about VM is that you can created a machine with any Operating System as you like.

What are the Advantages of VM?

You can also use your own image by capturing the image of an existing virtual machine or virtual hard drive. Virtual machines are beneficial in several ways.

  • A user can try new operating system without actually installing them.
  • A VM can be deleted when you are done with the operating system.
  • New versions of an operating system can be tried and tested before the user installs them on the machine.
  • VM provides a very economical and hassle free way of using a development framework or a tool that runs on specific version of OS.

The Most Popularly used Virtual Machine are :

1.VM-Ware

2. Hyper-V

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3.Amazon EC2

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CubeSat: NASA to Launch Satellite Built by Elementary School Students

CubeSat: NASA to Launch Satellite Built by Elementary School Students
The STMSat-1 was built by students at the St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, Va., and is to be launched with two other #CubeSats from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Sachin’s Blasters vs Warne’s Warriors 2015, Cricket All Stars Series 2015, 2nd T20

Kumar Sangakkara hammered a 30-ball to guide the Warriors to a dominant 262/5, helping them win by 57 runs.

Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during his innings of 70 off 30 balls © Getty Images

Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during his innings of 70 off 30 balls © Getty Images

Sachin’s Blasters and Warne’s Warriors squared off in the second Twenty20 match at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on Thursday, with the latter pulling off a dominant 57-run victory to clinch the series 2-0. It was an even more lop-sided contest compared to the first match at the Citi Field in New York, with the Warriors setting a near-impossible 263-run target before the Blasters finished on 205 for 8, with most of the runs coming from the middle and lower order. Amit Banerjee picks five key moments from the contest that shaped the course of the match. READ: Warne’s Warriors hand 57-run loss to Sachin’s Blasters to clinch series 2-0

Many had expected Kumar Sangakkara, who had only retired from the game three months ago during the home series against India, to shine with the bat in the Cricket All Stars Series in the United States of America (USA). While the left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman from Sri Lanka was dismissed by a short-pitched Shoaib Akhtar delivery in the first game for a score of 41, he hammered the opposition attack to amass 70 off just 30 deliveries to guide his side to a commanding total of 262. UPDATES: Sachin’s Blasters vs Warne’s Warriors, Cricket All Stars Series 2015, 2nd T20 at Houston

The Blasters got off to a completely different start from the first game, with Virender Sehwag barely getting any runs before getting bowled for 16. Sachin Tendulkar tried to forge partnerships with Sourav Ganguly and Brian Lara, before departing for 33, seven more than his score in the previous game. The Blasters managed to cross the 200-run mark despite the brilliant bowling performances by the spin duo of Saqlain Mushtaq and Shane Warne, with Shaun Pollock leading the lower-order charge with a 22-ball 55. A six by Muttiah Muralitharan guided them to 205 for 8.
While it was mostly a one-sided contest, there were several moments that helped shape the course of the match and led to its eventual outcome, which are listed in the following points in chronological order:

1. Graeme Swann and Glenn McGrath dismiss their countrymen: There were several changes among the personnel in the second game, with the likes of Glenn McGrath, Graeme Swann, Michael Vaughan, Lance Klusener, etc. getting to play a game. After Vaughan and Hayden hammered McGrath and Akhtar in the initial overs to bring up the 50-run opening stand in no time, Swann managed to trap Vaughan lbw, before Hayden got an inside edge off a wide-pitched McGrath delivery, with the Englishman and the Australian getting their respective compatriot.

2. Kumar Sangakkara’s whirlwind innings blows the blasters away: No sooner had the initial wickets fallen wickets fallen, when Sanga got into the exquisite form that he is known for, dispatching the ball all over the park with utmost ease! What helped the Warriors’ case were the vital contributions from Jacques Kallis (45 off 23), who made up for his disappointing score in the first match, and Ricky Ponting (41 off 16), with Sanga sharing 91 (off 43 balls) and 69-run (off 23 balls) partnerships respectively.

It was a standout knock from the man who is still in supreme form, and can dominate any bowling attack in the world at the moment should he choose to come out of retirement.

3. Virender Sehwag bowled by Ajit Agarkar: The Nawab of Najafgarh, who had set the Citi Field on fire in the opening encounter in New York, Sehwag was struggling in the initial overs, especially against the pace and swing of Wasim Akram. Ajit Agarkar came in to bowl the second over, and nearly dismissed Tendulkar off the first ball of the over. Sehwag smashed Agarkar for a six off the fourth ball of the over for a massive six, before Agarkar had the last laugh by castling Sehwag for 16, with the batsman playing the wide-pitched delivery onto his stumps.

4. Saqlain Mushtaq bamboozles Sachin Tendulkar: Perhaps the most defining moment of the match. Sachin and Lara were batting together (a once in a lifetime moment), and were beginning to gathering steam with the occasional boundary. It was crucial for the two masters to form a major partnership, before Saqlain Mushtaq got Sachin dismissed with one of his old beauties — pitched along middle and off and cramped the batsman for room — that ultimately deflected off the batsman’s pad and crashed onto the stumps. Major disappointment for the crowd and for the Master Blaster himself, with Saqlain jubilant after the dismissal, appearing to have prepared a special delivery for Tendulkar that the latter failed to pick.

5. Shaun Pollock’s brave cameo goes in vain: The battle, as well as the war, seemed to be lost for the Blasters following the departure of South African all-rounder Lance Klusener, with the scorecard reading 130 for 7. That’s when Pollock, along with Graeme Swann, decided to give the fans something to cheer about. Pollock, who did not quite impress with the ball in the last couple of games, managed to time and connect with the ball with precision to smash seven sixes and a four to race away to a 22-ball 55. His cameo, combined with that of Swann (22 off eight) and a six by Muttiah Muralitharan off the last ball of the innings helped the Blasters finish on a respectable 205 for 8.

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