#42 Speedrunner Breaks Impossible Super Mario Bros Record Time

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Meet Meltan, Pokemon Go’s Weird New Creature; Here’s What We Know

The Pokemon Company has confirmed that the strange, Ditto-like monster is a brand-new species of Pokemon called Meltan. In a new trailer the company shared, Professor Willow from Pokemon Go calls Professor Oak, the most prominent researcher from the main series, with news that Ditto masquerading as an unidentified Pokemon had been sighted recently. Oak says he recalls seeing the monster in ancient texts and that it’s a Mythical Pokemon known as Meltan.

Mark Zuckerberg Blamed for Instagram Founders’ Departure

On Monday, the founders of Instagram announced they were leaving to focus on new opportunities. To the surprise of no one, it’s looking like the problem was the CEO of Instagram’s parent company, Facebook. And with those meddlesome founders out of the way, users should worry about a Facebook-ified Insta.

Apple Alienates the World’s Second-Largest Smartphone Market

The iPhone X was a really expensive product in India. It launched at a base price of around $1,400 in India last year, way higher than the U.S. retail price of $999. In fact, India was the second most expensive country in which to buy an iPhone X, thanks to import duties and a weak currency. Not surprisingly, Apple lost its footing in India’s premium smartphone market last year. During the second quarter, the company’s share of premium smartphones in India fell to 13.6% compared to 29.6% in the prior-year period, according to Counterpoint Research. Apple has shipped 40% fewer iPhones in India during the first six months of 2018 as compared to a year ago, with OnePlus’ and Samsung’s phones occupying the top two spots thanks to a smart pricing-and-product strategy.

Speedrunner Achieves ‘Impossible’ Super Mario Bros. Record Time

The original Super Mario Bros. is tightly optimized, as far as speedruns go. Runners have been shaving off milliseconds using highly-skilled play and glitches, all in the hopes of someday reaching a theoretically perfect run. Previously, this was only achievable using special programs, but last night, a runner did what some people thought impossible, matching those computer-assisted performances with nothing but grit and skill.

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Samsung Debuts Galaxy Tab A 7.0 Debuts In India For $150

Samsung has reportedly debut Galaxy Tab A 7.0, a budget tablet to be sold in India. The budget tablet carries the model number SM-T285.

 

Reports say that Galaxy Tab A 7.0 can only be purchased in the South Asian country commencing on the 5th of January this year. In India, Samsung fans can buy the tablet in their favorite stores or from Amazon India.

 

What we know so far is that Galaxy Tab A 7.0 has a price tag of Rs. 9, 500 which is equivalent to $150 in US currency. Samsung fans can select two variant color options-Black or White-when buying the Galaxy Tab A 7.0.

 

Also, the South Korean-based tech company has picked Reliance Jio as the company’s partner where owners may eventually receive a cashback amounting to Rs. 2,000 or $32 with the purchase of a Rs. 299 ($5) recharge pack from the carrier.

 

Accordingly, the cashback will be done for a period of 24 months and eventually, users will have to recharge their tablet within the duration of the contract.

 

Galaxy Tab A 7.0 specs

Here are the entry-level specs of the budget Galaxy Tab A 7.0:

  • 7-inch WXGA TFT LCD with a resolution of 1280 x 800
  • 186.9 x 108.8 x 8.7mm and weighs in 286g
  • 1.5GHz quad-core processor
  • 1.5GB of RAM and with 8GB of internal storage; can be expanded up to 200GB via a microSD card
  • 5 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera
  • 4,000mAh non-removable battery
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.

Samsung has yet to announce the version of Android that will be installed on the tablet. But one of the highlights of the tablet would be the Kids Mode and other parental control features which allow parents to control or perhaps restrict the access of children to some applications.

India’s Aakash tablet sells 1.4M in two weeks

The Aakash or UbiSlate 7, India’s first low-cost-tablet, is garnering a lot of attention and as well as high requests from consumers. More than a million orders were placed online two weeks after it was released to the public.

UK-based vendor Datawind established three more factories in India just to facilitate the rising demand for this cheap tablet.

India’s Economic Times reported that 1.4 million units of Aakash tablet, priced at $47 or 2,499 rupees, have been placed, a mere two weeks since it was released online by Ncarry.com, Datawind’s e-commerce partner. They have released at least 30,000 UbiSlate 7 initially.

That Aakash tablet was unveiled just last October. The inexpensive tablet was commissioned by the Government of India to target those at the local education sector. Datawind is planning to introduce the second installation of the device, called the UbiSlate 7+, this month for only $56.38. This device will have a SIM card slot for GPRS and 2G Internet.

With the popularity of the device, the students would have to wait for their tablets since the Aakash devices would first end up with consumers before they finally get their hands on it.

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Twitter on SMS now in India

India’s number one mobile company and the micro-blogging royalty have teamed up to bring “tweets” on India’s mobile phones – even those without wi-fi or data plans.

Announced today, the deal between Twitter and Bharti Airtel will allow users to send tweets at standard SMS rates and receive tweets from their followers for free.

“There are over one billion people with Internet access on the planet but there are more than four billion people with mobile phones and Twitter can work on all of them because even the simplest of these devices feature SMS,” Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said in a blog post.

Our partnership with Bharti Airtel, the largest mobile operator in India, means a huge population of people can now send tweets at standard rates and receive tweets for free,” Stone said.

Source: http://tech.yahoo.com/news/afp/20091014/tc_afp/usindiaittelecomcompanytwitterbhartiairtel

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