The camera does struggle to maintain the same amount of sharpness and detail in low-light, which is when the night mode comes into play. Although not great, night mode on Poco X2 does the job well enough. Do not expect excellent levels of sharpness and detail though. There were also times when the dedicated 64MP mode did a better job in low-light conditions than in night mode. The dynamic range is also pretty good on its primary camera. … [Read more...] about Poco X2 review: A new mid-range smartphone that sets a benchmark
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Speaking of Kamala, I wish she did not pull so many faces when she spoke. If you closed your eyes, you’d think it was a female version of Apu from The Simpsons! I was only grateful that Kamala - who is supposed to be fresh off the boat - did not shake her head and complete the cliche. Alas the Periappa (father’s older brother) is like every other interfering uncle, Eleanor’s mother is the motormouth, Fabiola’s hesitance to acknowledge that she’s gay, kids getting drunk at the school MUN outing, are cliches piled upon cliches that make you wince. … [Read more...] about Reviewing India-related content: Never Have I Ever… seen so many cliches in one show
For the book-lovers, here's Bill Gates' 2020 summer reading recommendations:The Choice (by Dr Edith Eva Eger)Cloud Atlas (by David Mitchell)The Ride of a Lifetime (by Bob Iger)The Great Influenza (by John M. Barry)Good Economics for Hard Times (by Abhijit V Banerjee and Esther DufloThe Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness (by Andy Puddicombe)-Moonwalking with Einstein (by Joshua Foer)A Gentleman in Moscow (by Amor Towles)The Rosie Trilogy (by Graeme Simsion)The Martian (by Andy Weir)And for the movie and TV show buffs, here's some of those that Gates is binging on, or plans to, soon enough:Pandemic: How to Prevent an OutbreakA Million Little ThingsThis Is UsOzarkI, ClaudiusSpy GameLastly, an offbeat 'wild card' suggestion he had was online bridge. His favourite partner for a game of bridge, he says, is Warren Buffett. "I’ve been playing bridge for years—Warren Buffett is my favourite partner. We don’t get together in person now that we’re … [Read more...] about Bill Gates is back with his summer book list, but this time he has other recommendations too
Does that mean we should apply stricter limits to what we watch? Aiming to “filter out the noise,” and only tuning in to programs with positive emotional ratings or positive chemical impacts on our brains? The choice, we believe, is best left to consumers. Nevertheless, an ability to carefully and intelligently select digital materials to promote emotional health and resilience is a relevant concern for digital audiences everywhere—particularly now. Rather than subjecting content to crude tools of restriction, we ought to elevate digital products by using the power of a simple framework, called “digital nutrition.” … [Read more...] about Is the content you are watching ‘digitally nutritious’ for your brain?
At Cupini’s, an Italian deli, for instance, there are Chromebooks set out on a counter near an espresso machine for customers to tinker with while they wait. The deli itself stayed open all night to accommodate coders. True to the City of Fountains’ rep for midwestern hospitality, even those workers who snuck off for a few hours of sleep could also take the laptops home to keep working sporadically. Many of the area’s residents organized to offer free fiber-enabled rooms for hackers from as far off as San Francisco and Austin, Texas. Other attendees piled into several homes that have already been converted into what’s called the KC Startup Village, a collection of homes that formally double as business incubators. Ben Barreth is the founder of a local program called Homes for Hackers, which lets some coders live rent-free full-time as long as they promise to build while in-residence. “I said, ‘Hey would anyone like to volunteer and let a bunch of … [Read more...] about People At Google Fiber Hackathons Are Nicer, Get More Kittens