Despite growth in some categories, India's PC market experienced an overall decline in sales in 2023. News 

IDC Reports 6.6% Decline in India’s PC Market in 2023, HP and Lenovo Dominate Market Share

India’s traditional PC market (including desktops, laptops and workstations) shipped 13.9 million units in 2023, down 6.6 percent from a year earlier, with HP as the market leader, a new report released on Tuesday showed. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the desktop category grew by 6.7 percent (year-over-year), laptops and workstations fell by 11.1 percent (year-over-year) and 14 percent (year-over-year). year), respectively. “Low market sentiment post-pandemic led to lower consumer demand, leading to a sharp correction in shipments in the second half of 2022 and the first half…

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Industry stakeholders have met IT Ministry officials to seek solutions for the new import licensing requirements. News 

Laptop Manufacturers Convene with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to Discuss Import Regulations: Read More

As PC and laptop manufacturers demand the government to reconsider its decision on import license requirements and quotas, industry stakeholders have met IT ministry officials to seek solutions to the issue. The meeting discussed proposed changes such as linking the value of IT equipment imports to local manufacturing and export value of its electronic products, according to sources. Friday’s meeting was called to give suggestions on how the proposed import management system should work and get feedback from stakeholders. A new meeting will probably be organized next week, where the…

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iD Software's John Romero discusses deathmatches and frags. Gaming 

Exploring the Programming Technique Behind DOOM’s Multiplayer Mode

Since it was released in 1993, the DOOM franchise by id Software has become one of the most easily recognizable IPs in modern gaming. The series has sold over 10 million copies and has inspired various RPG spinoffs, film adaptations, and even a couple of tabletop board games. However, the initial release of the first game was a close call, as described by id Software cofounder John Romero in an excerpt from his new book, DOOM GUY: Life in First Person. Just a month before its scheduled release in December…

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Little Kitty, Big City is an adorable departure for former CS:GO designer Matt Wood. Gaming 

Valve’s Feline-Themed Game That Got Away

Former Valve designer Matt T. Wood has created a unique game called Little Kitty, Big City, which can be seen as the complete opposite of popular first-person shooters like Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Instead of a war-torn, post-apocalyptic setting with intense action and weapons, Little Kitty, Big City offers a third-person perspective in a vibrant and friendly metropolis, featuring lovable characters and possibly even a cute cat as the protagonist. During nearly 17 years at Valve, Wood helped build and deliver the company’s most notable…

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The company is turning to partners instead. News 

Intel to Discontinue Production of NUC Mini PCs

Intel has announced that it will no longer produce its own mini PCs, known as Next Unit of Compute (NUC). The chip designer has confirmed that it is ending its “direct investment” in the NUC business and will instead focus on supporting partners to develop the NUC PC market. However, Intel will continue to fulfill its existing commitments, including providing support for NUC systems that are already in the hands of customers. The company does not explain why it is discontinuing production of first-party NUCs. There’s no doubt, however, that…

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"We have been trying to figure out what laser eyes are." Gaming 

Simogo Sheds Light on the Enigma of ‘Lorelei and the Laser Eyes’

Typically, the process of creating a game starts with a mechanic. Developers often have a specific input method or a compelling storyline that they want to explore in an interactive environment. The game usually revolves around a central theme, based on a genre such as “first-person shooter” or “isometric roguelike.” As the development progresses, the game’s specific details and proper nouns gradually take shape within this framework. In the case of Lorelei and Laser Eyes, Simogo started as a name. “There wasn’t a single a-ha moment,” Simogo founder Simon Flesser…

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The rail shooter game originally came out last year. Gaming 

‘Air Twister’ to Launch on PC and Console Platforms After Debut on Apple Arcade

ININ Games has recently announced that the popular rail shooter game, Air Twister, will now be available on various gaming platforms including PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PC. Originally released exclusively for Apple Arcade in 2022, fans of the game can now enjoy playing it on their preferred consoles. Air Twister is the brainchild of Yu Suzuki, who designed classic hits like Out Run, Virtua Fighter and Space Harrier, and follows Princess Archie on a mission to prevent the total destruction of her planet (no pressure). Suzuki cites Air…

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Playing with six people was fun, but you'll be able to team up with 32. Gaming 

’33 Immortals’: Team Up to Challenge the Gods!

Have you ever faced difficulty in assembling a team of four for Overwatch? Have you attempted to find a way for you and your friends to play Destiny 2 together at the same time? Can you imagine gathering 33 players for a 25 minute track? 33 Immortals intends to do just that. Channeling the animation style of retro comics (and a little Banner Saga), 33 Immortals is a massively multiplayer roguelike top-down action game from the creators of Spiritfarer. In this week’s session following the Xbox Showcase at Summer Game…

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PC Game Pass is now officially available in countries across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, including Croatia, Iceland, Libya, Qatar, and Ukraine. News 

Microsoft launches PC Game Pass in 40 new countries

Microsoft has launched PC Game Pass in 40 new countries after previewing the service in those countries for the past two months. The company announced the availability of PC Game Pass previews in these 40 new countries in February. “In February, we brought PC Game Pass preview to 40 new countries for the first time. The response was incredible,” Microsoft said in a blog post. “We’re happy to announce that later today all players in these countries will be able to join the PC Game Pass community,” it added. In…

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We spoke to Pujan Chadha, Director of Product Marketing, India Consumer, Dell Technologies—about the growing PC market, why gaming-centric laptops cost a fortune, and whether the PC gaming market faces an impending threat from gaming consoles. News 

PC tech gives serious gamers more control and makes a big difference

PC gaming is on the rise again thanks to more affordable GPUs and the availability of formerly console-only games like The Last of Us Part I. Windows laptops have continued to offer a balance between portability and performance for those gamers who use games frequently. go. Now that Dell India has launched new Alienware and Inspiron ranges including Alienware m18, x16 R1 and Inspiron 16, 16 2-in-1 in India – Return Byte’s Shaurya Sharma spoke to Pujan Chadha, Director, Product Marketing, India Consumer, Dell Technologies – about the growing About…

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Global shipments of personal computers (PCs) fell by 29% in the first quarter of 2023 due to weak demand, excess inventory and a deteriorating macroeconomic climate, with Apple Inc taking the largest hit, market research firm IDC said. News 

Global PC shipments fell In Q1, Apple took the biggest hit: Report

Global shipments of personal computers fell 29 percent in the first quarter of 2023 due to weak demand, excess inventories and a deteriorating macroeconomic climate, with Apple Inc taking the biggest hit, market research firm IDC said. In a report released on Sunday, International Data Corporation (IDC) said worldwide PC shipments totaled 56.9 million in the first quarter of this year, compared with 80.2 million last year. Deliveries continued a similar 28.1 percent decrease in the last quarter of 2022 compared to the previous year. Of the top five PC…

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Looking ahead, Canalys anticipates that PC and tablet shipments in India will fall by 6 per cent in 2023, to 18 million units. News 

India’s PC and Tablet Market to Grow 5% to 19.6 Million Units in 2022

Despite a sharp decline in the fourth quarter of 2022, last year was a successful year for India’s PC market (desktops, laptops and tablets), with shipments up 5 percent to 19.6 million units, a new report says. Laptop shipments fell 7 percent to 11 million units, while desktop and tablet shipments rose significantly, 37 percent to 3.2 million and 21 percent to 5.4 million units in 2022, according to market research firm Canalys. HP led the Indian PC market (excluding tablets) with over 30 percent market share in both the…

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The Last of Part I will be available to install and play on March 28, and alongside Steam, you may also buy the game from the Epic Games store for Rs 3,999. News 

The Last of Us Part I is coming soon to PC

The Last of Us Part I, a remaster of the original post-apocalyptic action-adventure title “The Last of Us” released on PS3 in 2013, is finally coming to PC on March 28th. Recently, the story, created by PlayStation Studio Naughty Dog, was presented to the world as a TV series adaptation developed by HBO. While the TV series has also achieved critical acclaim, the video game remake is the ultimate way to experience the post-apocalyptic story. The Last of Us Part I: Release Date and Availability The Last of Part I…

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ASUS ROG's 2023 lineup of ROG gaming laptops, which includes the ROG Strix Scar 16/17/18, Zephyrus M16, and Zephyrus Duo 16, is now available for pre-order in India. News 

ASUS ROG’s 2023 Strix Scar and Zephyrus series gaming PCs are now available for pre-order in India

ASUS ROG has started taking pre-orders for its new Strix Scar lineup, which includes ROG Strix Scar 16/17/18, Zephyrus M16 and Zephyrus Duo 16, in India. Unveiled for the first time at CES 2023, the latest ROG laptops get the latest processors and GPUs from AMD, Intel and NVIDIA, including the top-of-the-line RTX 40 series GPUs and Intel’s 13th generation and AMD Ryzen. 7000 series chipsets. .@ASUSIndia 2023 line of ROG gaming laptops including ROG Strix Scar 16/17/18, Zephyrus M16 and Zephyrus Duo 16 is now available for pre-order. Stay…

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The app now supports group video calls with up to 8 people and audio calls with up to 32 people. News 

WhatsApp brings a new desktop app to Windows with improved calling: all the details here

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Meta, has announced that a new Windows desktop app is now available. The new Window application loads faster and enables group video calls for up to 8 people and voice calls for up to 32 people. It also offers end-to-end encryption for messages, media and calls across devices, with improved sync and new features. “WhatsApp started as a mobile app, and its roots remain as strong as ever. But with hundreds of millions of people using WhatsApp on computers and tablets, we’ve…

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Asus is entering the premium segment with the device that faces tough rivals. News 

Asus ProArt MD300 Mouse with 5 Months Battery Life in India: Price, Features

Asus has expanded its range of accessories in India this week with the launch of the premium ProArt MD300 mouse. The company says that it is aimed at creative professionals who need a reliable mouse for their countless work needs, and the programmable dial makes multitasking smooth for the user. Asus has a wide range of mice in the market, but the ProArt faces a tougher battle with segments like the Logitech MX Master series. Asus ProArt MD300 Mouse Price in India The Asus ProArt MD300 Mouse is priced at…

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The tech giant will introduce a new deep link "uniform resource identifier" (URI). News 

A new feature from Microsoft that allows users to set default apps in Windows 11

Microsoft has announced significant changes to the way Windows controls which apps open certain files by default and how users can pin programs to the taskbar or the Start menu on the desktop. The tech giant is introducing a new deeplink “uniform Resource Identifier” (URI) that lets developers send users to the right section of the Settings menu when they want to change the way Windows 11 reacts to certain links and file types. “We will soon introduce a new Settings deeplink URI for apps that will take users directly…

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It is now possible to select multiple messages after clicking “Select” within the context menu of a conversation over a message News 

WhatsApp introduces multi-selection feature for messages on Windows: what it means

Good news for WhatsApp users worldwide, the Meta-owned instant messaging app is reportedly working on several new features, including a new multi-select mode on Windows. According to a new report, WhatsApp is rolling out a new update to its Windows native app through the official beta channel of the Microsoft Store. According to WhatsApp-tracking website WABetaInfo, the instant messaging app is rolling out a context menu option to select messages for some beta testers. “Thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2309.2.0 update available from the Microsoft Store, some…

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Twitter Blue offers you the edit tweet button, ability to upload 1080p videos and more. But why does it cost more on mobile? News 

Twitter Blue in India Costs More on Android Than PC: Here’s Why

Twitter Blue is coming to India for both PC and mobile users this week. Elon Musk has revamped the subscription service since he took over the platform in October last year, which meant Twitter Blue was offered to more countries, including India. Twitter Blue helps people get a verified token (*blue tick) on their account and a number of other benefits, such as fewer ads appearing on their Twitter feed. But the biggest surprise that has come with this development is the price of Twitter Blue subscription in India. Twitter…

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