TI introduces smart AC/DC linear regulator

first_img Continue Reading Previous NVIDIA: DRIVE Constellation autonomous vehicle simulation platform now availableNext Toshiba: new small surface mount LDO regulators Texas Instruments has expanded its broad portfolio of over 500 linear regulators by introducing a first-of-its-kind smart AC/DC linear regulator. With 75 percent higher efficiency and two times the power density of other linear regulators, this device achieves the best balance between high efficiency and ultra-low noise while shrinking power-supply size. The fully integrated TPS7A78 linear regulator uses a unique switched-capacitor architecture to eliminate discrete components, including external inductors and transformers and miniature circuit breakers and interrupters, for tamper-resistant designs in applications including electronic metering in grid infrastructure and building automation.The TPS7A78 is a nonisolated linear regulator that delivers up to 0.5 W from AC to DC with smaller, fewer components. This smart design optimizes regulation through an active bridge, switch capacitor and integrated low-dropout regulator. This design results in higher efficiency and a reduced capacitor size compared to linear regulators in traditional capacitor-drop solutions utilizing a Zener diode.A unique dynamic active bridge clamp pre-regulates the input voltage for optimal performance to reduce standby power to 10 mW, which is up to 75% lower compared to traditional capacitor-drop solutions. The switched-capacitor architecture eliminates up to 26 discrete components, including the bridge rectifier. This architecture reduces capacitor size by 25% compared to traditional capacitor-drop solutions. The TPS7A78 is free of costly magnetic shielding, thus meeting the IEC 61000-4-8 standard required by applications such as electronic metering. The TPS7A78 is offered in a 14-pin, 5x 6.5-mm TSSOP.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

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Dejected Brazil coach Tite finds World Cup 2018 exit ‘very hard to accept’

first_imgThe FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia threw another surprise on Friday as five-time champions Brazil got knocked out of the tournament after being outplayed by a rampaging Belgium team in Kazan.Brazil dominated possession throughout the game but it was Belgium who converted their chances with lethal accuracy.Coach Tite was left to regret the missed opportunities that Brazil had in the second half and had a tough time pin-pointing the reasons for the shock loss.France and Belgium in historic World Cup semi-final: Stats and facts”Football has a randomness but I don’t like to talk about luck,” he said. “When it is on our side it is a polite way of putting down the opponent. So I don’t believe in luck. Was Courtois lucky? No, he was great. It hit the woodwork, what can you do. Belgium were competent and effective.World Cup 2018: Belgium showed their worth to the world, says De Bruyne”Randomness, accidents, they happen. And today they happened. It hurts to say that. That is not to undermine Belgium, who are a great team. But chance was cruel to us. It was so hard and it is very hard to accept,” Tite said after the game.Quarter-final 2: Belgium knock Brazil outThis edition has seen almost all the big names bow out early in the competition with three big teams getting knocked out in the city of Kazan. Brazil joined Argentina and Germany in the list of teams that played its final match at the Kazan Arena on Friday.advertisement2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe defeat was Tite’s first in a competitive match since he took over in mid-2016 and only his second defeat overall. It was also the first time his side had allowed two goals in a game after conceding only six in their previous 25 matches.Yet Brazil were the dominant team for much of the game, and especially in the second half when substitutes Douglas Costa and Renato Augusto ran at the Belgium defence.Tite, though, praised their opponents – who had eight shots at goal to Brazil’s 26 – for their superior finishing.”We had the upper hand for two-thirds of the game, a very high quality game,” he said. “Belgium turned their chances into goals. It’s very difficult to say this but it was a great game. Two very impressive teams technically.””With all this pain that I am feeling, this bitterness, it is difficult to talk, but those who like football took great pleasure in watching this game. What a game it was,” the 57-year-old concluded.Fernandinho put Belgium ahead with an own goal when the ball came off his shoulder from a corner after 13 minutes before Kevin De Bruyne hammered home a second just past the half-hour.Brazil substitute Renato Augusto reduce the deficit after 76 minutes with a fine header but although Tite’s team piled on the pressure they could not get an equaliser and Belgium now go through to the semi-finals to play France.Brazil were every bit Belgium’s equal and had chances to score, hitting the woodwork early on through Thiago Silva and forcing Thibaut Courtois to make several great saves.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

England took calculated risks against Kuldeep Yadav, feels Yuzvendra Chahal

first_imgEngland batsmen made fewer mistakes in the second Twenty20 as compared to the Manchester game and consequently won the second match, said India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.England won the second T20I by five wickets to level the three-match series 1-1.Like his captain Virat Kohli, Chahal too said that playing against Kuldeep Yadav better was key to England victory.Kuldeep had bowled really well in the last game but in this game they played him more carefully. They chose which delivery they wanted to play or not play. In the last game they made too many mistakes, but they have also come here to improve and play.Virat Kohli rues loss of early wickets as India’s winning streak ends”This time around they took calculated risks against Kuldeep. They did not hit out against him in the first three overs. Only in his last over, they hit out because at that stage we also had a chance to win the game. The fact that with a target of just 150-odd we took the game to the last over means we bowled well,” he added.The wicket at Cardiff was bit different to the last game in Manchester. There was a little layer of grass owing to which the new ball was flying around.2nd T20I: England end India’s 7-match winning streak, series levelIt was a key factor why India’s top-order didn’t get going after being put into bat and despite Virat Kohli’s 47 off 38 balls, the visitors could only finish with a sub-par 148-5.advertisementThe wicket was a bit helpful for the medium pacers because it was a seaming wicket. There was good bounce. So you will see that neither team was able to score big in the powerplay. You can say that we could have defended 150, if we could have prevented those 2-3 sixes in the end, Chahal said.MATCH HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARDDuring the break, we didn’t talk about being 20-30 runs short. When we scored 150-odd on this wicket, we thought we could defend it. We didn’t think we needed 170-180 here because the wicket was totally different. The ball wasn’t coming that well onto the bat here, he added.MS Dhoni 3rd Indian after Tendulkar and Dravid to play 500 internationalsThe third game of the series will be played in Bristol tomorrow. Shorter boundaries at that ground could be a factor too, but Chahal felt that the Indian bowlers, despite missing Jasprit Bumrah, are doing well in the series.In the IPL, I play at the Chinnaswamy Stadium and the boundaries here are a little bigger than there. But whenever bowling at short grounds, you have to change your lengths accordingly and bowl fuller on these wickets. I try to vary my pace especially when I am bowling a good length delivery, and I try to bowl a bit slower, he said.Talking about Bumrah’s absence, the leg spinner said that Umesh Yadav had filled the gap amply.”If you see the way Umesh bhai has been bowling from the IPL, and even in the Afghanistan Test, he has been very confident in his bowling. This is only his third international T20 match since 2012 but you can see the maturity level at which he is bowling, both at the start and in the death overs. The kind of start we want in the first six overs, he is delivering wickets for us, Chahal said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Disney-Fox megadeal gets shareholder approval

first_img\R New York, Jul 27 (AFP) A media-entertainment megadeal enabling Walt Disney Co. to take over a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox empire moved a step closer to fruition today as shareholders of both firms approved the tie-up.The USD 71.3 billion deal will give Disney prized assets being sold by Rupert Murdoch’s group, which include the Fox studios in Hollywood and important film and television production operations.”We’re incredibly pleased that shareholders of both companies have granted approval for us to move forward, and are confident in our ability to create significant long-term value through this acquisition of Fox’s premier assets,” said Disney chairman and chief executive Robert Iger.Once completed, the transaction will create a slimmed-down “new Fox” focused on the Fox broadcast TV network, Fox News and some sports operations.Rupert Murdoch, 87, who holds the title of executive chairman at 21st Century Fox with his son Lachlan, said that a “new Fox” would “unlock significant value for our shareholders.”Disney, which operates the ABC television network and ESPN sports channels, won a bidding war for the assets with US cable and entertainment group Comcast, which dropped its pursuit earlier this month while maintaining it would focus on acquiring the British-based pay TV group Sky.Comcast has been in a bidding war for Sky with Fox, with already owns 39 per cent of the UK operator.The big media-entertainment firms are pursuing deals as they seek to slow the rise of streaming media platforms like Netflix and Amazon, and prepare for the entry into the sector by Silicon Valley giants like Google and Facebook. (AFP) KISKISadvertisementlast_img read more

Allison to make Liverpool debut against Napoli, says Juergen Klopp

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker will make his debut in Saturday’s friendly against Napoli, manager Juergen Klopp has said.New Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is set to make his debut for the club in Saturday’s friendly against Napoli at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, manager Juergen Klopp said.Liverpool signed Alisson from Italian side AS Roma for a world-record fee for a goalkeeper in a deal worth up to 72.5 million Euros. Before this, Gianluigi Buffon was the most expensive goalkeeper in history after joining Juventus from Parma for 53 million Euros in 2001.Alisson, who played all of Brazil’s matches in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, joined the rest of the Liverpool squad after completing his holiday and has been training for the last couple of days.”It’s pretty likely (he’ll make his debut). We should not waste time. Then it’ll be nearly a week, or six days in training, since he (started) and yes, he will play,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website.@Alissonbecker https://t.co/BxfzKkm3b4 pic.twitter.com/yQFk95qBI4Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 31, 2018Alisson, who in all likelihood will replace Loris Karius in goal, is Liverpool’s third signing of the summer with central midfielders Fabinho and Naby Keita joining Liverpool this off-season for a reported combined cost of USD 120 million.Also read – Jurgen Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy after Jose Mourinho’s digLiverpool have so far beaten Manchester United and Manchester City and lost to Borussia Dortmund in their pre-sesaon. They will next play Napoli followed by their final pre-season friendly against Italians Torino on August 7, five days before hosting West Ham United in their Premier League opener.advertisementlast_img read more

Perth Test: Green pitch set to test India’s skills and Australia’s resolve

first_imgThe venue of classic Test matches, happy hunting ground for pacers and harbinger of nightmares for touring batsmen. Perth brings back many memories – pleasant and scary – for cricket aficionados from different eras from different parts of the world.Perth is where India and Australia will line up Friday morning to play the second Test after Virat Kohli’s pacers outbowled Australia’s to set up a 31-run win at the Adelaide Oval earlier this week. Action will move from the iconic WACA to the spanking new Perth Stadium but the nature of the pitch has understandably dominated headlines on the eve of the Test.The pitch curator unveiled a green top and promised plenty of pace and bounce. Two days out from the match, Tim Paine and a few former Australian cricketers warned India: be ready for a barrage of pace. They had perhaps forgotten that Indian teams in recent years have cherished the prospect of playing on fast and bouncy pitches – remember Durban 2010, Lord’s 2014 and Johannesburg 2018.Virat Kohli saw the pitch and immediately said he was ready for the challenge. Bring it on and don’t shave off anymore grass. India’s pacers have been sensational in 2018 – their resilience and grit have resulted in three memorable wins in Johannesburg, Nottingham and Adelaide.But India have yet to win an overseas Test series this year. Those one-off wins did nothing to improve India’s reputation as poor travellers. Barring Virat Kohli and to an extent Cheteshwar Pujara, the others have disappointed.advertisementThat cannot be the case anymore. After the collapse on the first morning in Adelaide, Pujara came to the rescue with one of his most memorable hundreds before the bowlers stepped up to keep India slightly ahead. It was a far more improved batting show in the second innings but on a green pitch in Perth, India will need to dig deep into their skill sets.Kohli, Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are classy batsmen with 14821 runs between them in Test cricket. Most importantly, all three have played gutsy knocks on green pitches and the trio was instrumental in India’s dogged batting display on a dodgy pitch in Johannesburg.There is no doubt this Indian batting line-up is highly skilled but sometimes the batsmen have been guilty of letting their emotions get the better of them. They all want to play their part in overseas Test victories and perhaps the pressure has been telling.That cannot happen in Perth against the likes of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins. These men will be eager to put behind them the disappointment of Adelaide on a green pitch that should be their ally in Perth.However, Australia will need more than the fire their very capable pacers can breathe – they need resolve. In the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, the likes of Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh have to lead from the front. Much was expected of Khawaja in the first Test but he failed; Marsh looked promising in the second innings but that was not nearly not enough.Travis Head looks solid and that should Australia in good stead in conditions they would like to believe favour them more.Marcus Harris looked good on debut but he would be disappointed with his dismissals after scoring 26 in each innings. His opening partner Aaron Finch, meanwhile, needs to figure out how to remain at the crease longer before he thinks of destroying bowlers.Tim Paine may not be a prolific run-scorer but he has proven to be a courageous captain – his knock in a determined draw against Pakistan should inspire his men to fight harder on their own turf against the world’s No.1 Test team.The next five days should produce some riveting cricket. One team has the chance to take a step closer to history while the other would want to show their home crowd some spunk. Test cricket might just get to see one of its finest matches of the year in Perth starting Friday.Also Read | Mohinder Amarnath says advantage India in tight Test series vs AustraliaAlso Read | Have to be switched on from ball one against India’s bowlers: Marcus HarrisAlso Read | India will be undisputed No.1 in the world if they beat Australia: Mark ButcherAlso Read | India have a sniff of something special and we have to be careful, says Tim Painelast_img read more

Virat Kohli needs to calm down and go on a holiday mode: KL Rahul

first_imgIndian cricketer KL Rahul thinks that his captain and superstar batsman Virat Kohli needs to calm down, and go on a holiday.Rahul expressed his views in an episode of Karan Johar’s celebrity chat show “Koffee with Karan” season 6.When Karan asked him who he thought should go for therapy, Rahul said: “I think Virat. He needs to calm down. I keep telling him, he’s just, he has never had a holiday mode. He’s always like ‘work, work, work’.”Rahul appeared on the show with teammate and all-rounder Hardik Pandya. The episode will air on Star World on Sunday.When Karan asked whom would you take fitness advice from? Pandya said “Virat”.Award for the best prankster? Then also he chose “Virat”. And the award for the most romantic? Rahul said: “Again, Virat”.Something’s brewing @klrahul11 @karanjohar pic.twitter.com/umQlQIYKVJhardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) November 9, 2018The cricketers have a soft spot for Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Karan asked them about the better captain, Pandya said: “MS Dhoni because I made my debut and it was fantastic”.Rahul added: “In terms of achievement, yes MS Dhoni”.Kohli, Rahul and Pandya are currently in Australia for the Border-Gavaskar series which India lead 2-1. The tourists are in a dominant position in the fourth and final Test with Australia 386 runs behind India’s first-innings total of 622 for 7 declared.The hosts ended the third day’s play at 236 for 6 as bad light and rain forced an early stumps.Kohli is currently the third highest scorer in the series with 281 runs including a hundred while Rahul has struggled with his form as opener.advertisementAlso Read | How Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami set up Marnus Labuschagne’s dismissalAlso Read | KL Rahul receives praise from umpire for sportsman spiritAlso Read | Still a bit sore, hopefully I can sleep well after this Test match: Cheteshwar PujaraAlso See:last_img read more

Karolina Pliskova beats Lesia Tsurenko to win Brisbane International

first_imgFormer world number one Karolina Pliskova battled back from a set and a break down to beat Lesia Tsurenko 4-6 7-5 6-2 and win the Brisbane International for the second time on Sunday.Tsurenko served for the match at 5-3 in the second set but the tall Czech drew on all her experience to overcome her dogged opponent and regain the title she won at the Queesnland Tennis Centre two years ago.The Ukrainian took an injury time out after rolling her ankle while being broken in the first game of the third set and was powerless to prevent the world number eight from storming to her 12th career title.That’s the @BrisbaneTennis championship!@KaPliskova takes it, coming through 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 against Tsurenko!And the first thing she does after hugging coach @rennaestubbs is check on Tsurenko, who rolled her ankle in the third set #BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/fPECGTz6wMWTA (@WTA) January 6, 2019″I’m a fan of your tennis!”So sweet! @LTsurenko pays tribute to @KaPliskova after a great final!#BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/8c4hIDfpMdWTA (@WTA) January 6, 2019″I always love to start the year here!”The microphone stand might be a bit low for @KaPliskova , but she still adores Brisbane! #BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/eieSS6yMhKWTA (@WTA) January 6, 2019What a final!@KaPliskova picks up her second trophy at @BrisbaneTennis !#BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/vl1TqDvk7XWTA (@WTA) January 6, 2019New @BrisbaneTennis champion @KaPliskova has a message for you!#BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/5tkBlBD7LfWTA (@WTA) January 6, 2019Japan’s Kei Nishikori takes on Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the men’s final later on Sunday looking for his first ATP title in nearly three years.advertisementlast_img read more

Sacked after defeat to India, Thailand head coach praises Sunil Chhetri & Co.

first_imgThe humiliating loss to India in the Asian Cup has resulted in Thailand head coach Milovan Rajevac’s sacking but the Serb was effusive in his praise for the Stephen Constantine-coached side.Rajevac, who was sacked by Football Association of Thailand hours after India’s stunning 4-1 win on Monday, said his side’s opponents thoroughly deserved to take all three points.”They (India) absolutely deserved to win the match. For us, the first half was mostly okay, even though we conceded the opening goal after a corner of our own. In the second period, India were more aggressive, and they clearly wanted the victory,” Rajevac said.The NEW second highest (active) International goalscorer @chetrisunil11 pic.twitter.com/8lLG1XrIAv#AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 6, 2019″We under-performed after the break. At the start of the second half we conceded an early goal which forced us to open up a little as we tried to find an equaliser. The real problem for us was that we did not have a response to India’s aggressive style of play.”The Serbian, who took Ghana to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after stints in Qatar and Algeria, was appointed Thailand head coach in April 2017. He then signed for a two-year contract extension in February last year.But recent failures in the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation Cup, where the five-time champions crashed out with a semifinals loss to Malaysia, caused a fan uproar.Rajevac’s assistant Sirisak Yodyardthai will take over as interim head coach for the rest of the tournament, beginning with the team’s group match against Bahrain on Thursday.advertisement”I would like to announce the termination of the contract of the head coach of the Thai national team Milovan Rajevac and also announce the appointment of Sirisak Yodyardthai to perform the duties with the team,” FA Thailand president Somyot Poompanmoung said in a statement.”…FA Thailand has fully supported the preparations of the national team with the intention of producing better results than before. But the result (against India) is not what is expected of the Thai national team and that our supporters deserve,” he said.India are now on top of Group A with three points ahead of Bahrain and hosts United Arab Emirates, who are tied on a point apiece after their drawn opening match.Also Read | AFC Asian Cup: India not getting carried away with the win, says Stephen ConstantineAlso Read | AFC Asian Cup: Chhetri proud of his boys, says India a difficult team to play againstAlso Read | AFC Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri overtakes Messi as India thrash Thailand 4-1 to create historylast_img read more

Amazon launches Echo Input in India for Rs 2,999

first_imgAmazon on Thursday, January 17 launched the Amazon Echo Input in India for Rs 2,999. The tiny hockey-puck looking device will be available on Amazon India’s e-retail platform and at Croma, Vijay Sales and other offline retailers starting today.”With Echo Input, we are giving users even more options to choose the best Echo device for their needs. Adding Echo Input to your existing speakers is the easiest way to begin your voice-first experience with Alexa,” Amazon Devices Director, Jayshree Gururaj said in a statement.As a part of the launch offer, Amazon is offering up to Rs 2,999 off on the purchase of Echo Input with a Bluetooth speaker. While customers who buy a JBL Go 2 speaker will get 50 per cent off on the purchase of Echo Input, on the other hand, customers who couple Amazon’s newly launched device with either Bose Soundlink Revolve speaker or UE Boom 3 speaker will get Echo Input at zero cost.For those of you who are confused about its functionality, here’s a simple explanation. The Amazon Echo Input is a device that essentially adds Alexa connectivity to your Bluetooth speaker. It connects to your ordinary speaker via a 3.5mm audio cable or Bluetooth connections and turns it into a smart speaker that can perform a host of tasks ranging between playing your favourite songs (all hands free) to checking for weather updates to setting alarms and reminders to booking a cab to even telling you sports score.So if you don’t have an Amazon Echo smart speaker at home, you can simply connect the Amazon Echo Input with your existing speaker and get the best of what Alexa has to offer.The best thing about the Amazon Echo Input is that it is small in size and in terms of dimensions, it is 0.5-inches tall and 3.1-inches wide. To put into perspective, it is smaller than the Amazon Echo Dot or the Google Home Mini smart speakers and it will disappear wherever you put it. However, unlike Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker, which comes with a built-in speaker, Echo Input plays audio through the connected speaker. On the flip-side, you can control Echo Input with your voice just like an Echo smart speaker.In terms of the overall design, just like the Echo Dot smart speaker, the Amazon Echo Input is made of a plastic body that features a matte finish. It sports an LED, an action button, a microphone on and off button and four array microphones on top. At the back there is a USB port that is used for powering the device and a 3.5mm audio output jack that can be used for connecting it with a secondary speaker.Notably, Amazon had introduced the Amazon Echo Input alongside the Echo Sub sub-woofer, Echo Wall Clock, Amazon Basics microwave oven, and Amazon Smart Plug at a special event that was held in Seattle last September. The company had launched the Echo Input in the US with a starting price of $34.99. And now, nearly four months after its international launch, the device is making its way to India.Meanwhile, earlier this week, Amazon also refreshed its FireTV Stick lineup in India. The Seattle headquartered tech-giant launched the new FireTV Stick with the all new Alexa remote in India with a starting price of Rs 3,999.advertisementALSO READ: | Amazon launches updated Echo Dot and Echo Plus in India, adds Echo Sub to listALSO READ: | Amazon launches Fire TV Stick with Alexa voice remote in India for Rs 3,999ALSO READ: | From a new Echo Show to a microwave, here’s everything announced at Amazon 2018 eventlast_img read more

Rohit Sharma lifts daughter Samaira in his arms as Mumbai Indians win 4th IPL title

first_imgMumbai Indians won their 4th Indian Premier League title with a 1-run win over Chennai Super Kings. The impossible had been done… the lions tamed. And after the exuberance of victory came the calm of a loving embrace for Rohit Sharma.The Mumbai players were ecstatic after the win, revelling in their glory. But skipper Rohit’s eyes searched the field for his daughter, Samaira.The world, as it may, can wait. India’s premier opener took his daughter in his arms and lifted her up in the sky with Samaira breaking into a smile.A new experience for @ImRo45 who lifts his little munchkin before lifting the #VIVOIPL #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/oqsih3xfk4IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019Rohit after the win said that winning the fourth IPL title in front of his daughter Samaira was special.”It is special. Not just Samaira but you (addressing his wife, Ritika) also. Yes, (winning in front of) Samaira because this is her first IPL and she came for most of the games. I’m very happy,” Rohit said replying to Ritika, who asked him how he felt about winning the fourth title in front of Samaira in a video for iplt20.com.All this is new for Samaira, it is her first IPL after all. She will in due course get used to, given the fact that Rohit Sharma is yet to lose an IPL final.Rohit is the only player to win 5 IPL titles, winning four titles with MI after his first with Deccan Chargers.advertisementHe was won 9 out of 10 finals in his career. Rohit has won the World T20 in 2007 with India, the Champions League 2013 with Mumbai Indians, the Asia Cup in 2006 with India and the Nidahas Trophy in 2018.When it comes to IPL, Rohit won his first title with Deccan Chargers in 2009. In 2013, Rohit won his first title as captain when he led Mumbai Indians to their first title.Rohit repeated the feat in 2015, 2017 and 2019, to maintain his perfect record in the IPL final.#VIVOIPL 2019 Champions – @mipaltan pic.twitter.com/XPl5dzh2H6IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019After lifting the IPL trophy, Rohit realised that.”Oh, I forgot that (title with DC). Yeah it is five. It’s so tough to take one out of the five. You see IPL is a very tough tournament to win. So I am not going to pick one, because all those victories, all those finals that we won. One with DC and four with MI, we’ve had exceptional seasons,” Rohit said”I can’t really pick one because every season has its own challenge. For me, all five, I will cherish and remember, and not pick one,” he added.Also Read | Rohit Sharma only 5-time IPL champion after Mumbai Indians win 4th titlelast_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S review: A polished Redmi Note 7 and worth its extra price

first_imgXiaomi usually launches two phones under its Redmi Note series every year. This has been the case for the last few years for now. But this time, it is different. Probably because pushed by tough competition from brands like Realme, Samsung, Asus, Xiaomi is moving faster this year. This move fast approach is seemingly behind the new Redmi Note 7 phone that the company launched just a week ago in India. This new phone is the Redmi Note 7S, launched last week at a price of Rs 10,999. The launch also came as a surprise to many, for the Note 7S replaces the Note 7 in the company’s line-up.There is a limit to how fast you can move, though. While the Note 7S is a new Xiaomi Note, at its core it is still mostly Redmi Note 7, a phone that was launched around 4 months ago in India. In other words, the Redmi Note 7S is the Redmi Note 7 with better back cameras.Over here at India Today Tech we reviewed the Redmi Note 7 earlier this year and we liked the phone. I had written: “The Redmi Note 7 is one of the best under Rs 10,000”. Given that the Note 7 was such a good phone — was because it has been discontinued now — the Redmi Note 7S is equally capable. The key question then is not whether the Note 7 is a nice phone or not. The question is: Is it a phone that is worth extra Rs 1000 or not? Is the new 48-megapixel camera in the Redmi Note 7S better than the 13-megapixel shooter that we got in the Redmi Note 7 or not?advertisementRedmi Note 7S design and displayThe Redmi Note 7S looks exactly the same as the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro. And it too comes with gradient finish and glass body. Similar to the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the all new Redmi Note 7S also follows Xiaomi’s “Aura Design” philosophy. If you have read the India Today Tech review of the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Redmi Note 7, you’ll know that the design style used by Xiaomi’s in this year’s Note phones is impressive and delectable. When I reviewed the Note 7 Pro and the Note 7 earlier, I loved the way they look. I feel the same about the Redmi Note 7S. The Redmi Note 7S sports a clean design and the minimal bezels while the dot drop notch adds up to the overall looks. The Note 7S is available in India in several vibrant colours. It comes in three funky colours: Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Onxy Black. In this review, the Sapphire Blue Colour is what you see in the images. And I must say that it is one of the most beautiful phones you can find under Rs 20,000. The Redmi Note 7S is fairly sturdy, courtesy Gorilla Glass 5 on both back and front.The build quality of the Redmi Note 7S is great considering its price. It is slightly bulky, but not so much that it will be a bother to you. The overall fit and finish is impeccable and all the metal and glass does make the Note 7S look and feel in hands a more premium phone than what its price of Rs 10,999 suggests.This year whenever I have reviewed a Xiaomi Note phone, I have said that display could have been better. The same I say about the display of the Redmi Note 7S. It’s good but no sauce. It could have been better. I understand that for the price of Rs 10,999 it is unfair to expect AMOLED or a display with super contrast, but it is easy to see that a better display would have made the Note 7S a much better phone.The Note 7S is available in India in several vibrant colours. It comes in three funky colours: Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Onxy Black.The Redmi Note 7S comes with a 6.3-inch full-HD+ LTPS LCD display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and aspect ratio of 19.5:9. In my one week with the phone I have found that the display of the Note 7S gets adequately bright in indoor situations, but under the blazing sun it has issue. Under the bright, scorching Delhi sun, the display of the Redmi Note 7S is not bright enough to let you enjoy a crisp video or two on YouTube.Redmi Note 7S performance and softwareIn terms of core hardware, the Redmi Note 7S and the Redmi Note 7 are the same. The Redmi Note 7 comes with Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which is expandable via microSD card. I must mention here that although on paper the hardware setup of the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7S is the same I believe the software running the new Note is better optimised. I’m impressed with the overall performance of the Redmi Note 7S but one problem that occasionally makes it difficult to use the phone is the innumerable Ads. Xiaomi must make the MIUI 10 software ad free, or rein in the ads in a way that they don’t affect the user experience.advertisementI used the Redmi Note 7S as my primary phone for a week and for most of things it works very well. I used the Redmi Note 7S for clicking hundreds of pictures, using social media, sending emails, making phone calls, WhatsApp video calls, voice calls and so on. The performance was good. The gaming with lighter games like the Temple run 2 is smooth on the Redmi Note 7S. The gaming performance with more demanding titles like PUBG is not. This is an area where the Note 7S struggles a little. There is also some lag while switching between the apps if one of those apps happens to be the camera app. While I do find the Note 7S a tad smoother than the Note 7, which was launched with some sort of early software, I believe that Xiaomi still needs to fully optimise the MIUI for the Note 7 series hardware.Redmi Note 7S cameraThis is one area where the Redmi Note 7S and the Redmi Note 7 are different. The Redmi Note 7S comes with a 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor for capturing data used in portrait shots. However, unlike the Redmi Note 7 Pro the Redmi Note 7S doesn’t come with Sony IMX 586 sensor. Instead the phone uses Samsung GM 1 sensor. Overall, after using the Redmi Note 7S for over a week, I can say that it is one of the best camera phones available in its price segment currently, but it isn’t as good as the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Goes without saying!IMAGE SAMPLESI mostly liked the photos that I clicked with the Redmi Note 7S, especially the ones that were shot outdoors and in daylight. These photos clicked in the good light have spot-on colours and they have enough contrast in them to look appealing and not dull. The amount of details in these photos is good. Only issue that I noticed was that in strong sunlight, the Note 7S camera tends to shoot photos that have oversaturated colours. For the portrait mode the Note 7S does a good job. The colours are nice in portrait photos and the edges are sharp.When I tried the Redmi Note 7 Pro, I was mighty impressed with its Night Mode. Compared to the Night mode in the Note 7 Pro, the one in the Note 7S is not as good. The pictures clicked in the Night Mode with the Note 7S show slightly better colours and details, but it doesn’t match what the camera of the Note 7 Pro can do.advertisement One the front, the Redmi Note 7S — similar to the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro — sports a 13-megapixel selfie camera. Sadly, the selfies I clicked with the Redmi Note 7S lacked details. the colours were fine, though.Redmi Note 7S batteryThe Redmi Note 7S scores big here. For me, the Redmi Note 7 battery once charged fully lasts slightly more than a day, which is incredible. In my one week of usage (also travelled with it) I used the Redmi Note 7S for chatting on WhatsApp, browsing Facebook, scrolling through Instagram, gaming, sending emails, taking phone calls and other things.While I do find the Note 7S a tad smoother than the Note 7, which was launched with some sort of early software, I believe that Xiaomi still needs to fully optimise the MIUI for the Note 7 series hardware.Surprisingly, the Redmi Note 7S 4000mAh battery lasted more than one day of rigorous usage. Another good bit is, the Redmi Note 7S comes with USB Type C charging and data transfer port.Should you buy the Redmi Note 7S?The Note 7S is a good phone. And it is totally worth its price of Rs 10,999. The problem for the Note 7S is the Note 7 Pro, which is a much better phone at a price of Rs 13,999. So here is the deal: if you don’t mind spending extra Rs 3,000, then go for the Redmi Note 7 Pro as it offers much better camera and core hardware. The Note 7S should be your choice if you are strictly limited to Rs 10,999 and it goes without saying that at this price tag the Redmi Note 7S is a sweet deal.Redmi Note 7S review8/10ProsBattery lifeGlass and metal designBuild qualityConsSoftware bugsSelfie cameralast_img read more

India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli plays it cool, Mickey Arthur plays up the hype

first_imgAs India and Pakistan gear up to face each other in Manchester later today (June 16), Indian captain Virat Kohli and Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur had varying views on how the 2 teams were approaching the high-octane clash.While Kohli said that, no matter the media hype, the India-Pakistan tie is ‘just a cricket match’, Arthur is of the opinion that ‘it doesn’t get more exciting’.”Watch and enjoy… it’s just a cricket match,” Kohli addressed the fans from both the countries while speaking to the press on the eve of the match in Manchester.”We {India] have literally discussed nothing different from the time we came to England. The atmosphere in the dressing room hasn’t changed [ahead of Pakistan match]. We understand any game you can play for the country can be emotional, adrenaline filled. So for us, no single game is more important than the other,” Kohli said.He added: “Cricketers who have been selected to play for the country are responsible for treating every game equally. For us nothing in the change room is different, the conversation hasn’t changed. We need to keep in mind we’re a top team and focus on our strengths.”On the other hand, Arthur’s approach was in contrast to that of India captain Kohli, who sought to play down the hype around the match.”It doesn’t get more exciting,” Arthur said of the hotly-anticipated contest at Old Trafford.”I’m telling our players in the dressing room, ‘you could be a hero tomorrow. Your careers are going to be defined by a moment in the game. You do something incredible tomorrow, you’ll be remembered forever.advertisement”Our mantra is ‘how do you want to be remembered?’ We’ve got 15 incredible cricketers in that dressing room, and we keep stressing to them ‘how do you want to be remembered? You’re the class of 2019. What are they going to say about you in history?'”And tomorrow presents an unbelievable opportunity for these guys to really make a mark.”Hyped or not, one thing is for sure, the game is sure to provide fans with enough moments to cherish for the rest of their lives.Also Read | India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Will June 16 witness the most-watched match in cricket history?Also Read | Virat Kohli on rivalry with Mohammad Amir: Not focussed on individual competitionlast_img read more

England vs Australia: Eoin Morgan expects hostile reception for Steve Smith, David Warner at Lord’s

first_imgThe mind games have already begun between England and Australia as they gear up for a blockbuster World Cup 2019 match at the Lord’s cricket ground on Tuesday. The game between the oldest rivals in the sport not just promises exciting cricket on the field but also some verbal volleys between players.Trust the English fans and the Barmy Army to give the Aussies a tough time when they take the field on Tuesday with Steve Smith and David Warner being their primary targets.Smith and Warner made a comeback to international cricket after a gap of a year as they served out their one-year ball-tampering bans handed out by Cricket Australia. The tainted duo came back into the national team and played their first match in the World Cup itself.Both Warner and Smith have since been subjected to boos and jeers whenever they took the field in Australia’s first few games before they came up against India at The Oval in London where Virat Kohli asked to crowd to stop booing Smith and start applauding the cricketer instead.Kohli’s message and the video of him telling the crowd to stop booing went viral and he was applauded for his gesture by the Aussies and the cricketing fraternity.But trust the hostilities to return when England host Australia in London. England captain Eoin Morgan has already made it very clear that he won’t do a Kohli and stop fans from having a go at Smith and Warner.”I’m not expecting anything. I think fans and supporters up and down the country will have different reactions, as they will around the world. So we’ll see. Supporters pay a lot of money, they do. And sport is beautiful in many ways, because it attracts people from far and wide.advertisement”And you often see crowds offering support to both sets of players in the grounds,” Morgan told reporters on Monday.Look out! Smith is on the charge… #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/MmB4scUET5cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 24, 2019″Just because two guys have been punished, served their punishment and returned to play, it doesn’t mean they will be accepted back into the cricket community straight away. It will take time,” Morgan added.England are in a tricky position in the points table after suffering their second defeat in the tournament against Sri Lanka in their last game. The hosts, who are touted as the favourites to lift the trophy on July 14, are in fourth position with 8 points from 6 games while the defending champions are second with 10 points from 6 matches.England quick Jofra Archer believes his time in the @BBL can help him when he takes on Australia’s batsmen at the World Cup on Tuesday. #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/nMb0gIa0socricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 24, 2019England’s chances of progressing are made significantly more difficult by the fact their three remaining games are against Australia, India and New Zealand, arguably their three biggest rivals for the title.To make matters worse for them, England will be without Jason Roy on Tuesday after he failed to recover from an hamstring injury. Roy, who smashed 153 against Bangladesh earlier in the tournament, was injured in the win over West Indies 10 days ago and has missed games against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.Also Read | Jos Buttler is the new Dhoni of world cricket, says Justin LangerAlso Read | ‘Strange’ for Australians asking fans not to boo Smith and Warner, says BairstowAlso Read | Jofra Archer and Steve Smith put friendship on hold for England-Australia clashlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: How the points table looks like after England reach semi-finals

first_imgEngland produced yet another clinical performance against a hapless New Zealand side on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time after 1992, virtually knocking out Pakistan from the race to qualify for the last four of this edition.The hosts rode on yet another superb batting performance from the likes of Jonny Bairstow (106), Jason Roy (60) and captain Eoin Morgan (42) to post 305 for 8 on the board. Mark Wood and company then ran through the Kiwi batting lineup to bundle the opposition out for 186 in 45 overs with Wood grabbing 3 wickets.The win not only saw England clinch third place in the points table but also massively improved their net run rate. It was their sixth win in nine games while New Zealand suffered their third successive loss in the tournament.ICC WORLD CUP 2019 POINTS TALLYThree teams are now in the last-four. New Zealand look the most-likely to join Australia, India and England.Here is how the points table looks now after 41 group games with one final semi-final spot up for grabs. India Today PhotoPAKISTAN VIRTUALLY KNOCKED OUTFor Pakistan, the equation has become very tough and they are all but out of the race for the semis. Pakistan are placed 5th with 9 points from 8 matches. They have a negative net run rate of -0.792 while New Zealand who are sitting 4th with 11 points from 9 matches have a positive net run rate of +0.175 even after their loss to England.For Sarfaraz Ahmed’s team to qualify, they need to bat first and beat Bangladesh by atleast 311 runs if they post 350 on the board, or beat them by 316 runs if they post 400 on the board or win by 321 runs if they manage a total of 450.advertisementIf Pakistan bowl first then they will be knocked out even before the first ball is bowled at Lord’s on Friday. New Zealand meanwhile, will qualify if Bangladesh beat Pakistan on Friday. They will also qualify if Bangladesh lose by a lesser margin than the ones mentioned in the scenarios above.Also Read | Why it is nearly impossible for Pakistan to reach World Cup 2019 semi-finalsAlso Read | England reach semi-finals after thrashing New Zealand in Chester-le-StreetAlso Read | Never depend on others: Fans heartbroken as Pakistan’s World Cup semi-final chances all but overlast_img read more

The biggest fallacies in Sports Illustrated’s work

first_img#okstate’s last 12 recruiting class rankings: 36, 32, 28, 31, 36, 26, 30, 22, 42, 62, 15, 25. #scandal— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 13, 2013Are those great recruiting classes?And two, this:In the time period Sports Illustrated investigated, Boone Pickens gave nearly $500 million to Oklahoma State (for both academics and athletics).You know how many times SI has mentioned this?Zero. This was as far as they went in Part 1:T. Boone Pickens, the school’s most prominent booster, was not implicated in any improprieties by SI’s sources.So I’m going to go out on a limb and say the reason Oklahoma State has finished in the postseason AP top 25 three times in the last 13 years (which, do we need to go into the fact that SI picked a “powerhouse” that has finished in the postseason AP top 25 three times in 13 years?) was because Boone gave nearly $300 million to athletics and not because a few backups got $100 handshakes and a few recruits had sex with some girls.I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to beat the drum, that doesn’t mean those things didn’t happen, just that they don’t really line up with SI’s intended narrative.Call me crazy but it seems like SI should have mentioned this.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! When this all started, I was worried.According to Sports Illustrated this series was “a special investigative report that looks into the transformation of a struggling college football program into a national powerhouse.”We were told that money, women, drugs, and leaky academics were all part of this allure of Oklahoma State to get good players and, when they tried to fail out, keep them.We were told:The report reveals that OSU went to extreme measures to build a winning program, with an increased willingness to cut corners and bend rules.Two problems with that.First, this:last_img read more