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  • Five things that we can expect from the Indian version of 'Game of Thrones' 2 days ago

    An Indian version of 'Game of Thrones'? Yes, that should totally be made. According to TellyChakkar.com, Sony Entertainment Television is doing exactly that.The Show is supposedly going to be called 'Rani Mahal' and will star Sakshi Tanwar as the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, Anita Hassanandani as Cersei Lannister and...
  • 2006 CWG gold winner among 9 caught for doping 3 days ago

    New Delhi: At least nine sportspersons, including four weightlifters and one track and field athlete, failed dope tests at the 35th National Games held in Kerala last month, top officials of national federations and organisers of the mega event said today. 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medallist weightlifter Geeta Rani (Punjab), Harjeet...
  • Mi TV 2: Xiaomi launches new 40-inch full HD Android TV at $320 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Xiaomi has rolled out its latest Mi TV 2 with 40" full HD LED display and Internet connectivity. The TV is the smaller variant of the 49-inch Mi TV 2 released last year. The smart TV is both an entertainment system and an Android game console. The TV measures...
  • 'Game of Thrones' to live stream premiere in San Francisco 4 days ago

    San Francisco: The U.S. premiere of the fifth season of "Game of Thrones" will be held at a palatial building in San Francisco, aptly suited for the television show about a mythical kingdom. But the City by the Bay is also a leading tech hub and HBO plans to give "Game...
  • Watch this amazing virtual reality video of Google-funded Magic Leap's 'Just another day in the office' 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Augemented reality startup, Magic Leap, has posted a video on YouTube showing off 'just another day in the office,' which bears the branding of Dr. Grordbort, a line of steampunk-esque guns, comics, and other products. It further shows the user interface of the game, complete with Google's apps....
  • OnePlus expected to launch a gaming device in April 1 week ago

    New Delhi: After dropping a hint about its new product category at MWC 2015, OnePlus now comes up with a detailed post teasing the launch of its upcoming device under a new product category. "It's been a little over a year since OnePlus was founded, and while we launched with our...
  • 'Game of Thrones' season 5 premieres in London March 19, 2015

    London: The season five of popular fantasy drama "Game of Thrones" premiered at the Tower of London here. It marked the first time that a new season of the HBO series has gotten its world premiere in Europe. Sky Atlantic, the network of pan-European pay TV giant Sky, hosted the red-carpet...
  • Nintendo's shares swell following its decision to develop smartphone games March 19, 2015

    Tokyo: Shares in Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co on Wednesday notched their biggest daily gain since listing as investors cheered the decision by the creators of Super Mario to venture into smartphones in a bid to retain users. The stock ended limit-up, or 21 per cent, at $141, a day...
  • Nintendo to finally develop games for smartphones March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Super Mario creator Nintendo has finally decided to develop new games for mobile devices. In partnership with developer DeNa, which runs a popular Japanese mobile gaming portal and has created notable mobile spinoffs for games like Final Fantasy, Ninetendo will be only creating new original games for smartphones. The...
  • Here's why 'Super Mario' runs from left to right March 15, 2015

    London: Ever wondered why 'Super Mario' runs from left to right? It may be due to a common visual bias! There may be a fundamental bias in the way people prefer to see moving items depicted in pictures, according to new research. An analysis of photos of people and objects in motion...
  • Facebook to face nationwide lawsuit in the US for allowing unauthorised purchases made by kids March 12, 2015

    New York: A federal judge said Facebook must face a nationwide class-action lawsuit seeking to force the social media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money on its website without permission. U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman in San Jose, California on Tuesday said a class of plaintiffs...
  • Sony to roll out PlayStation gaming console next week in China after months-long delay March 11, 2015

    Shanghai: Japanese electronics giant Sony will launch its PlayStation gaming console in China next week, it said after a more than two-month delay in officially selling its products to Chinese consumers. The company originally planned to launch PlayStation 4 consoles in China on January 11, but abruptly announced a delay only...
  • 'Game of Thrones' actor Daniel Portman to visit India March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Scottish actor Daniel Portman, known for playing Podrick Payne on the hit TV show 'Game of Thrones', will attend the upcoming Bangalore Comic Con 2015. The three-day festival will take place at White Orchid Convention Centre from April 3-5. Portman becomes the second International actor to be the special guest...
  • Amazon to bring its premium mobile games to iPhones, iPads March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Amazon has announced that it is bringing its premium games to Apple and Fire devices, which include four different Amazon Game Studios titles. The games include the horror game Lost Within, colorful sci-fi adventure Tales From Deep Space, the haunted adventure game Til Morning's Light, and the arcade game...
  • Microsoft plans to create universal video games that can run on both Xbox One consoles and PCs March 5, 2015

    San Francisco: Microsoft is attempting to break down the walls surrounding console gaming. Phil Spencer, head of the company's video game division, detailed Microsoft's plan for game makers to create universal apps that can run on both Xbox One consoles and PCs with Windows 10, as well as smartphones, tablets and...
  • You don't need to be a seer to watch these 'Game of Thrones' visions February 28, 2015

    With just about a month left for the new 'Game of Thrones' season to begin and the excitement is running high. Every year around this time, people start getting that craving for brutally bloody weddings and casual murders of important characters. The book fans are already distributing spoilers on wholesale...
  • Game of Giggles: Bloopers from the sets of 'The Game of Thrones' that are murderously funny February 26, 2015

    The realm of Westeros is not always always grim and serious. So when people are not getting brutally murdered and dismembered, they are goofing around and laughing quite a lot. This 'Game of Thrones' behind-the-scenes and bloopers video will clearly illustrate that these vicious folks are a little less vicious...
  • Irrfan Khan's 'Jurassic World' character to feature in a new video game February 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan's role in the upcoming fourth installment of the 'Jurassic Park' franchise will be a part of the first ever video game based on the film series. Irrfan plays Simon Masrani, CEO of the Masrani Corporation and the owner of Jurassic World in the movie, which has been...
  • Oscar-nominated 'Imitation Game' introduces WWII codebreakers to audiences February 20, 2015

    Natick: The Oscar-nominated film The Imitation Game may fudge some of the facts and amp up the drama to appeal to Hollywood audiences, but there's still a lot the film gets right about the Allied effort to crack the German armed forces' sophisticated communications code during World War II, says...
  • Snapshot: Here's the first look of Jason 'Khal Drogo' Momoa as Aquaman February 20, 2015

    Actor Jason Momoa, who shot to fame with his role as the king Khal Drogo in HBO's critically-acclaimed series 'Game of Thrones', will now be the new Aquaman. Filmmaker Zack Snyder, who is directing the upcoming 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', tweeted the first image of Jason Momoa tonight...
  • Angry Birds mobile games to be tailored for the Chinese market February 20, 2015

    Helsinki: Finland's Rovio will start tailoring its Angry Birds mobile games to the Chinese market with help from Beijing Kunlun as it aims to step up business in the world's most populous country, it said on Thursday. While Rovio has expanded the hugely successful Angry Birds brand into merchandising and licensing...
  • Eddie Redmayne or Benedict Cumberbatch? Which British actor will clench the Best Actor trophy at the Oscars this year? February 20, 2015

    It is a huge responsibility to play a living legend on the big screen specially if you are playing a physicist like Stephen Hawking whose work and life has been widely discussed over the years. But actor Eddie Redmayne plays the scientist to almost perfection in the beautiful 'Theory Of...
  • 'Game of Thrones 5' will have surprising deaths, says author George RR Martin February 18, 2015

    Los Angeles: George R R Martin has warned his 'Game of Thrones' fans that there will be surprising deaths in the upcoming season 5 of the hit TV series. 'Game of Thrones' is an adaptation of Martin's series of fantasy novels, 'A Song of Ice and Fire', reported Ace Showbiz. "People are...
  • Oscar-nominated film 'The Imitation Game' now fights for the rights of persecuted gay men February 16, 2015

    Los Angeles: As the story of a little-known British World War Two code breaker gears up for the Oscars as one of the top nominees, "The Imitation Game" has found a larger cause to fight for the rights of persecuted gay men. Nominated for eight Oscars on Feb. 22, "The Imitation...
  • Andrea Petkovic wins Diamond Games with walkover February 15, 2015

    Belgium: Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany won the Diamond Games without hitting a ball when fifth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain pulled out of Sunday's final with a neck injury. "I really like Carla, she's a great person and always friendly and positive, and she has a tremendous amount of talent,"...
  • Prakash named best athlete, National Games end with cultural show February 14, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Swimming sensations Sajan Prakash and Akanksha Vora were declared the best athletes as curtains were drawn to the 35th National Games with a colourful closing ceremony on Saturday. Prakash was adjudged the best male athlete of the Games for winning an astonishing six gold and three silver medals with four...
  • Petkovic, Navarro reach semis at Diamond Games February 14, 2015

    Antwerp, Belgium: Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany advanced to the Diamond Games semi-finals on Friday after beating sixth-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (2), 6-0 in a scrappy match featuring 11 breaks of serve. Both players dropped serve four times each in a wobbly first set, but Petkovic tightened up her game...
  • Tintu Luka shines on final day of National Games; SSCB emerge champions February 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Asian Games medallist Tintu Luka ruled the track on the final day of competitions as she smashed an 18-year-old meet record to win 800m gold before inspiring Kerala to 4x400m top spot in the 35th National Games on Friday, with Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) notching up a hat-trick...
  • Singapore teachers use Angry Birds to teach pre-schoolers February 13, 2015

    Singapore: A for Angry. B for Birds. The heroes of an addictive mobile game dishing out revenge on evil pigs have landed in a classroom in Singapore to prep kindergarten children the Angry Birds way. Finland's Rovio, the company behind the game franchise, has partnered with local pre-school Dreamkids Kindergarten to...
  • Maheswary wins maiden National Games gold with new meet record February 12, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Asian champion Renjith Maheswary nabbed his maiden National Games gold with a new meet record in triple jump on Thursday as previous marks continued to tumble like nine pins in the athletics arena on the penultimate day of competitions in the 35th edition. But what remained unchallenged was the...