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Mario became a playable character in Donkey Kong Country in 1994 thanks to a clever hack.

Mario and Donkey Kong, who have a long history as rivals, frenemies, go-kart competitors, and tennis partners, have never appeared as playable characters in each other’s platforming adventures. However, thanks to a clever hack, this has now changed. The Italian plumber once kidnapped Donkey Kong’s son, while DK once took over Mario’s toy company and stole a bunch of little figurines. They have a complicated past, but now they can finally team up in each other’s games. Mario is a playable character in a hacked version of the SNES classic…

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Bumble's new anti-AI photo feature and enhanced AI tools aim to ensure authentic connections and user safety on the dating app. (Unsplash) News 

Bumble introduces new safety feature to prevent certain users from getting a match

Bumble, a popular dating app, is cracking down on fake profiles by specifically targeting AI-generated photos. The goal is to promote authentic connections and prevent users from being deceived by digitally altered images. In response to a survey showing that 71% of Gen Z and Millennials want restrictions on AI-generated content, Bumble has introduced a new feature that allows users to report suspicious profiles. This move comes as users increasingly view the use of AI to create fake photos as a form of catfishing. Combating fake photos and misleading profiles…

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Vi launches new Postpaid International Roaming packs, extending coverage to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Jordan, offering cost-effective connectivity for travellers exploring Central and West Asia. (VI) News 

Vi introduces cost-effective international roaming plans for select countries in response to increase in Indian tourists.

Vodafone Idea (Vi), a major telecommunications company, has introduced new Postpaid International Roaming packages that now include Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Jordan in Central and West Asia. This expansion aims to meet the increasing demand from Indian travelers for connectivity in these regions. Expanded coverage and features Vi users can now use international roaming services in a total of 120 countries at an affordable price of ₹649. Known for its historical significance as the site of the first human space flight from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan joins Uzbekistan, celebrated for the…

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Paramount+ has canceled the live-action Halo series.

In 2013, renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg collaborated with Microsoft to develop a live-action Halo TV series. After a decade of anticipation, the show has been axed by Paramount+ after just seventeen episodes. The first season premiered in 2022, with the second following earlier this year. Despite our initial ambivalence towards the series, its cancellation marks a disappointing end to the high-profile production. According to an unnamed Variety source, the show’s creators plan to shop the project and look for a new home with the Master Chief and Cortana chronicles. “We…

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IRCTC warns users about online scams using fake ads and phishing links to trick people into providing personal banking information or downloading fraudulent apps. (Unsplash) News 

IRCTC warns passengers about ticket refund scams, learn how to protect yourself

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has issued a warning to users about a new ticket refund scam. The alert is intended to protect users from being tricked by fraudsters posing as ticket refund helpers. The caution comes as a response to an increase in online financial scams that exploit Google ads to deceive users. Here is what IRCTC said in the warning IRCTC stressed that it never asks for personal banking details or asks users to install remote control apps. The CyberDost handle of the Department of…

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Airtel CEO also revealed new services and benefits that the company will offer to Airtel Xtreme Fiber users across India. (Bloomberg) News 

Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal offers special ‘gift’ to Wi-Fi users in India- Check out his letter

Airtel, a prominent and long-standing telecom operator in India, is making a significant push to expand its market presence. In a gesture of appreciation, CEO Gopal Vittal has personally reached out to Airtel Wi-Fi users via email. In addition to expressing gratitude, Vittal also announced new services and perks that will be available to Airtel Xtreme Fiber users nationwide. Read the CEO’s message to customers “Wi-Fi connectivity has become an essential part of our daily lives, and it affects how we work, learn and enjoy ourselves in our homes. We…

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Samsung is planning to hire Indian component partners to expand its operations. (REUTERS) News 

TM Roh reveals Samsung is discussing with component partners to enhance operations in India.

A senior official stated that Samsung considers India to be a vital market, with Noida and Bengaluru emerging as key R&D hubs for the company. Samsung is currently in discussions with Indian component partners to enhance its operations in the country. Samsung Electronics President and Head of Mobile eXperience (MX) TM Roh spoke at a media roundtable on the sidelines of the Samsung Unpacked 2024 event. “The Indian market is very important to Samsung. We have been operating a manufacturing facility since 1996 and we also have R&D centers in…

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Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio is currently the largest telecom operator in India. (PTI) News 

Is Mukesh Ambani giving away free Reliance Jio recharge to mark son’s wedding? Get the facts here.

Mukesh Ambani, India’s wealthiest individual and owner of the country’s largest telecommunications company, recently hosted a lavish wedding for his son Anant Ambani. The extravagant event, which attracted celebrities from around the world, provided lucrative opportunities for performers but also created an opportunity for scammers. While Reliance Jio is known for offering discounted recharge plans on special occasions, a misleading message circulating online falsely claims that Ambani released a special ₹799 recharge deal in honor of his son’s marriage. It is important to note that this message is false and…

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Motorola teases its upcoming true wireless earphones. Moto Buds and Moto Buds+ may launch soon. (Amazon) News 

Motorola set to introduce new TWS earbuds series in India including Moto Buds and Moto Buds+

Motorola has hinted at the upcoming release of a new range of personal audio devices in India. The teasers suggest that true wireless earphones may be included in the lineup, but details such as specific models and launch dates have not been revealed. Motorola TWS earbuds – Teasers reveal design and possible color options In recent social media posts, Motorola India offered glimpses of what appears to be the charging case for the upcoming TWS earphones. One teaser, labeled “Sound of perfection” and “coming soon,” shows off a grey-green case,…

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The "Pink" moon lights up the sky, named after the blooming ground phlox flower. (Pixabay) News 

April’s Full Moon is Known as the Pink Moon

In the coming days of April, skywatchers can look forward to the arrival of the “Pink” moon. Contrary to its name, the moon will not actually appear pink; instead, the name is derived from a lovely North American flower that typically blooms during this time of year. When is the full moon in April expected? According to Space magazine, April’s full moon will grace our skies on April 23. It reaches its peak illumination around 19:49. ET/6:49 p.m. CT. Although it may not sparkle as brightly after the April 8…

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Xiaomi launches new gadgets in India including Redmi Pad SE, Redmi Buds 5A, Robot Vacuum Cleaner S10 and more. News 

New products launched in India at Xiaomi’s Smarter Living event 2024 include Redmi Pad SE and Redmi Buds 5A

Xiaomi recently showcased a range of new products at its Smarter Living event in 2024, which was broadcasted live for viewers. The lineup includes the Redmi Pad SE, Redmi Buds 5A, Robot Vacuum Cleaner S10, and a portable garment steamer. These innovative products will be available for purchase soon, giving consumers a variety of choices to explore. “At Xiaomi India, we have always strived to make technology accessible and introduce products that elevate the everyday experience of consumers and solve real-life problems. With Smarter Living & More, we extend this…

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Tinder teams up with Yuvaa and Mark Your Presence to inspire first-time voters among young daters. (Tinder) News 

Tinder introduces Every Single Vote Counts initiative to support new voters in India

Tinder, the popular global platform for connecting with new people, has introduced a unique campaign called ‘Every Single Vote Counts’ to combine romance with civic duty. In partnership with Yuvaa and Mark Your Presence, the initiative encourages young adults to go from first-time daters to first-time voters. The backdrop for this campaign is India, which is gearing up for the world’s biggest democratic elections this year, with more than 20 million young first-time voters. It serves as a clarion call urging young adults, especially first-time voters, to exercise their basic…

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Redmi Pad SE set to launch in India on April 23: Check what Xiaomi has in store for you (XiaomiIndia) News 

Xiaomi to launch Redmi Pad SE in India on April 23: Discover what’s in store for you

Redmi is preparing to introduce the Redmi Pad SE in India, with a release date set for April 23. The tablet was first revealed in select European markets in August 2023 and will soon be available to Indian consumers. Xiaomi recently announced their Smarter Living 2024 event scheduled for the same day, hinting at the launch of four new products, including the speculated Redmi Pad SE. An official teaser from the company has confirmed this speculation, providing details on the tablet’s design, color choices, and unique features designed specifically for…

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New study reveals 35 percent of young Indians in cities see dating apps as key for self-discovery. (Quack Quack) News 

Quack Quack report shows Indians using dating apps for self-exploration, uncovering Gen Z trends

A recent study conducted by the Indian dating app QuackQuack has uncovered an intriguing trend among young adults in Tier 1 and 2 cities in the realm of relationships. The findings show that 35 percent of GenZ daters see dating apps as more than just a way to find love – they also view them as a tool for self-exploration. This discovery offers a fresh perspective on the impact of technology on contemporary romance. Conducted in the last two weeks of March, the study drew participants from busy metros to…

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Over 2 lakh Indian accounts banned by X for promoting child exploitation and terrorism, reveals report. (Bloomberg) News 

X takes action against more than 200,000 Indian accounts for policy violations in response to increasing online content worries.

X, a company owned by Elon Musk, has released its monthly compliance report, revealing its strict measures against policy violators in India. From February 26 to March 25, the company took action by banning more than 213,000 accounts nationwide. The majority of these suspensions were due to violations such as promoting child sexual exploitation, sharing non-consensual nudity, and endorsing terrorism on the platform. Enhanced measures against harmful content The report shows a significant number of 212,627 accounts flagged and banned over a period of time for their involvement in the…

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Tata Group is in advanced discussions to acquire Pegatron's iPhone production facility in India, signaling a strategic move for both companies amid evolving market dynamics. (unsplash) News 

All you need to know about Tata’s acquisition of Pegatron’s iPhone plant in India

According to sources, Pegatron, a Taiwanese manufacturer, is in advanced talks to hand over control of its only iPhone production facility in India to the Tata Group. This move is seen as part of Pegatron’s strategy to reduce its partnership with Apple. The proposed deal, reportedly approved by Apple, would see Tata Group holding at least a 65% stake in a joint venture that would manage operations at the Pegatron plant near Chennai. Pegatron would still offer technical support and retain the rest of the stake. Pegatron has 10,000 employees…

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Total Solar Eclipse will take place today! However, the Aditya L1 spacecraft will not be able to see the event. (Representative image) (unsplash ) Space 

ISRO chief S. Somanath explains why Aditya L1 spacecraft will not witness Total Solar Eclipse in India

Today, a rare Solar Eclipse will be visible in various parts of the world. While those in North America can witness the event in person, individuals in other countries can watch a live stream on platforms such as NASA TV and Google TV. The eclipse is expected to last for several hours, making it a significant celestial event worth experiencing. Unfortunately, ISRO’s Aditya L1 spacecraft, currently monitoring the Sun, will not be able to observe the Total Solar Eclipse due to its positioning. The Chairman of ISRO has shared more…

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Crowdfense's latest pricing list reveals the escalating value of vulnerabilities, with iPhone hacks commanding up to $7 million. (Unsplash) News 

Here is the price list for iPhone hacking: How much hackers charge for zero-day iOS exploits

The market for zero-day exploits in the cybersecurity industry is experiencing significant growth, with prices on the rise for hacks that target widely-used devices and software. Crowdfense, a startup that focuses on acquiring and selling zero-day vulnerabilities, has released its latest pricing list, showing high prices for exploits that target iPhones, iMessage, and other popular technologies. Pricing Revealed: Valuation of Zero-Day Hackers Zero-day exploits, named for their reliance on undisclosed vulnerabilities unknown to software developers, rake in huge sums of money because they enable cover-up and espionage. Crowdfense’s price list…

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Blinkit user's playful request for FIFA game with delivery agent sparks laughter; CEO responds with humour. (Blinkit ) News 

Blinkit receives unusual request for Sony PS 5 Slim delivery, causing online excitement; CEO responds

Blinkit, the quick-commerce platform, has caused a stir of amusement online with their recent partnership with Sony for the rapid delivery of PlayStation 5 (PS5) Slim editions and controllers in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, and Bengaluru in just 10 minutes. A surprising request from a user caught the attention of Blinkit CEO Albinder Dhindsa. A game session as a condition of purchase The case unfolded when a customer lightly approached Blinkit’s customer support with a unique condition: “Oh listen… I’ll buy a PS5 from you with only one condition.” When asked to…

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Upgrade your tech game with Reliance Digital's exclusive offers. Get ready to shop and save from April 6 to April 15 (Reliance) News 

Reliance Digital Discount Days sale offers top deals on iPhone 15, iPad and more – Don’t miss out!

Reliance Digital has announced the return of its highly anticipated ‘Digital Discount Days’ sale, where customers can enjoy exclusive discounts on a variety of electronics. The sale will start on April 6 and continue until April 15, 2024, at all Reliance Digital stores and My Jio Stores across the country. During digital sale days, customers can avail irresistible offers from Reliance Digital or My Jio Stores. They include up to 10% instant discount on leading debit cards or up to Rs. 15,000 cashback on consumer loans and attractive discounts on…

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