The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri congratulated team RRR and The Elephant Whisperers after their historic win at Oscars 2023. However, social media users reminded him about his film's nomination.’

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri reacted to India's historic win at the 95th Academy Award. He took to his Twitter account and congratulated the RRR team, including SS Rajamouli and composer M. M. Keeravani and The Elephant Whisperers team who fetched the prestigious Oscars awards on Monday.

However, soon after Vivek shared his appreciation note, the internet started questioning the Kashmir Files director about his ‘Oscar nomination.’ Also read: Check out all live updates from Oscars 2023

Vivek wrote in his recent tweet, “Congratulations @mmkeeravaani @ssrajamouli For winning Oscars for #NaatuNaatu and making India proud. Wow! Congratulations Director @EarthSpectrum Kartiki Gonsalves @guneetm for winning Best Documentary Short for #TheElephantWhisperers This is the year of Indian cinema.

Reacting to his post, a user commented, “What happened to your Oscar nomination?” “What about your Oscar?” added another one. One more commented, “I thought Kashmir Files was also nominated.” Someone else pointed out, “Sir #TheKashmirFiles is way above oscars. The reality hurts the world.

Meanwhile, talking about India's win at Oscars 2023, Vivek in an interview told ETimes, “It’s a great time for Indian cinema. Starting with our film The Kashmir Files, which caught the attention of the global audience, followed up with RRR’s unprecedented success, two documentaries and an Oscar for The Elephant Whisperers and Deepika Padukone presenting a segment at Oscars.” Actor Deepika Padukone attended the ceremony and introduced the RRR song Naatu Naatu at the prestigious awards ceremony.

Earlier, several films from India made it to the list of 301 eligible films for the Oscars nomination. It included Vivek Agnihotri's The Kashmir Files alongside Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi, Rishab Shetty's Kannada film Kantara and Chhello Show (Last Film Show). Besides these, Marathi films Me Vasantrao and Tujhya Sathi Kahi Hi, R Madhavan's Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, Iravin Nizhal and Kannada movie Vikrant Rona were also a part of the list.

However, for the final nominations, only RRR song Naatu Naatu fetched a nomination in the Best Song category, for the first time for India. The Elephant Whisperers was also nominated in the Documentary Short Film Category alongside All That Breathes in the Documentary Feature Film category.


Oppo has formally unveiled its first flip-fashion telecellsmartphone — the Find N2 Flip, powered through the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ SoC in India. The Oppo Find N2 Flip competes in opposition to the Galaxy Z4 Flip with a beginning fee of Rs 89,999 in India, and the tool will pass on sale from 17 March 2023.

Users can get a cashback of Rs 5000 and as much as nine months of no-price EMI Plans through the usage of HDFC, ICICI Bank, SBI Cards, Kotak Bank, IDFC First Bank, HDB Financial Services, One Card & Amex. Similarly, customers also can get a loyalty bonus of Rs 5,000 through replacing an antique Oppo phone at the same time as the identical is constrained to Rs 2,000 for non-Oppo smartphones.

While the simple shape aspect of the Find N2 Flip is lots just like the Galaxy Z Flip 4 (review), Oppo has finished some matters otherwise to assist distinguish it from the opposition through along with the most important cowl show ever on a flip-fashion telecellsmartphone. On pinnacle of that, the Find N2 Flip additionally has a minimum crease whilst as compared to its contemporaries.

Available in Astral Black and Moonlit Purple colours, the Find N2 Flip gives a 6.8-inch number one foldable display with variable refresh rate (LTPO) assist from 1Hz to 120Hz. Similarly, the tool has a 3.62-inch cowl show, and each panels employ OLED technology. The chassis of the tool is made the usage of steel and an stepped forward hinge system.

The Indian variation of the Find N2 Flip is available in a unmarried reminiscence configuration, imparting 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The tool additionally has twin nano SIM card slots with assist for a 5G community on each. The twin-digital digicam array with Hasselblad tuning on the returned homes a 50MP number one digital digicam and an 8MP ultra-extensive digital digicam. Plus, there may be a 32MP selfie digital digicam located within the punch hollow cutout.

A 4,three hundred mAh battery helps as much as 44W speedy charging, and the telecellsmartphone ships with Android thirteen-primarily based totally ColorOS thirteen skin. There is Wi-Fi 6, 5G, and Bluetooth 5.2 assist, and the tool has 17 5G NR band assist.

Google is perhaps THE Internet company, with dozens of products and services that revolve around the technology that has kept us connected for decades. For most people, the gateway to that Internet is, in fact, another Google product, with Chrome taking up the lion's share of the browser market. It's arguable that Google Chrome is the most used piece of software in the world, given how it's used on almost every computing device imaginable. That doesn't immediately mean, however, that it is the best way to experience the Web, and there are also serious reasons why you would want to avoid using Chrome if you can afford it.

Just because it's the most used doesn't mean it's the best. There are various factors that have contributed to Chrome's success in the market. And while credit has to be given to some features that did help sell the browser to users, it is far from being the most impressive when it comes to performance and stability. In fact, some Chrome users might even begrudgingly admit that they are forced to use the browser for this or that feature, despite having had many heartaches and headaches over the browser's performance

The Internet is filled with anecdotes about Chrome's insatiable hunger for RAM and battery power. At a time when people have become more dependent on laptops with relatively limited hardware resources as well as on the Web for work, study, or entertainment, a voracious web browser is probably the last thing they need. Actually, the last thing they need is for Chrome to crash because it ran out of memory or, worse, some bug from an extension.

To be fair, Google has been working to improve Chrome's performance and reduce its footprint, primarily by restricting how much Javascript works behind the background. At the same time, this may sometimes lead to suboptimal user experiences, which Google is also trying to avoid. It does still imply that Chrome is a huge beast by default, one that has to be tamed and put on a diet.

Once upon a time, web browsers competed in the number of third-party add-ons, sometimes known as extensions, they supported. The extension system allowed the browser to remain slim, at least in comparison to the behemoth that was Internet Explorer, while leaving the door open to functionality that the browser developers didn't envision or even intend. That, of course, required that the software had hooks that extensions could connect with to implement those features, which sometimes include being able to modify what users see on a web page or even touch files on a user's computer.

Unfortunately, extensions have also become a source of problems in the long run, endangering the stability of the browser as well as the security of users. Complicating matters is how Google ran its Chrome Web Store, which was even more open than its Google Play Store for Android. In exchange for a more open ecosystem, there was barely any quality control, and a lot of malware-laden extensions were able to slip through the cracks, often masquerading as extensions coming from reputable developers.

Google has been trying to plug up that large hole, but its strategy has been a two-edged sword. It has restricted what extensions can get access to in order to mitigate the negative side effects of harmful extensions but also removed functionality that some extensions needed. Unfortunately, it isn't a done deal either, and there are still some problematic add-ons that get past Google's scrutiny.

Add-ons and extensions were supposed to make browsers simpler and lightweight, but things didn't always turn out that way in the end. In addition to being a resource-hungry piece of software, Chrome is also a complex one, and its complexity bleeds into its configuration options. Almost like any Google product, Chrome has pages upon pages of settings that the browser itself requires a mini search engine to look for the appropriate controls.

There are pros and cons to this "feature," of course. On the one hand, it gives the user more control over how a browser behaves, allowing them to tweak almost every aspect of the experience. On the other hand, it is almost too easy to get lost in a sea of options, and it's also just as easy to bury important privacy or security settings to discourage users from looking for those. There is, indeed, a search option, but that presumes you know what to look for in the first place.

Despite being considered to be "heavy," Chrome is ironically slow to actually add new features, at least compared to something like Microsoft Edge or even Opera. Yes, there is a new Chrome release almost every month (though Google is now adjusting that), but that rate only means that most of the changes are bite-sized and focus on fixes rather than big new features.

This means that Chrome doesn't always catch up with the latest trends or users' wishes, but that might be fine for some people. Given the browser's infamy for resource usage, users might definitely prefer that Google focus on polish rather than fluff. Extra functionality could be added by extensions, but the way Google pulled the rug from under those may have caused some disgruntled developers to walk away from the browser entirely.

Chrome is one of the most ubiquitous gateways to the Internet, where most of Google's money-making products and services can be found. In other words, it is pretty much the portal into Google's services, and it is becoming increasingly obvious that Google is shaping it up to be like one. It works the other way around as well, and some of the best Chrome features can only be experienced if you are already using other Google products.

There has been an increasing number of features that integrate other Google products into Chrome. While that might seem logical from a business perspective, it also raises regulatory red flags when it comes to anti-competitive and monopolistic business practices. It naturally runs the risk of favoring Google's other products even when a web browser should mostly be indifferent to anything outside of it. Conversely, it also makes it harder to switch away from those other Google products once you're already knee-deep into them, thanks to Chrome.

Google, the company behind cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning projects like Tensor Flow, Magenta, and Imagen, is reportedly getting desperate to showcase its AI chops. After OpenAI wowed the collective world's imagination with generative 

AI tools like Dall-E and ChatGPT while archrival Microsoft kept pouring billions and getting strategic control over OpenAI's toys, Google was feeling unprecedented competitive heat. Now, the company has decided to spring into action, and that means stuffing AI features into its most popular products.

According to a report from Bloomberg, an internal code red message has told employees that "all of its most important products — those with more than a billion users — must incorporate generative AI within months." 

The AI push has already resulted in some public announcements. To combat the rising threat of a ChatGPT-powered Bing search browser, Google recently detailed its own version called Bard. The company has also promised such tools for creators on the cash cow platform that is YouTube, allowing them to virtually change outfits in videos.

Google's desperation is odd, yet interesting. The company's AI research team is a behemoth in the field, churning out some of the most-cited groundbreaking papers in the past decade. According to The Wall Street Journal, 

a pair of Google employees actually pushed for releasing a ChatGPT-like chatbot and even integrating it with Google Assistant over two years, but their requests were denied considering AI safety and ethics standards. The concerns were not unfounded, as even stunningly advanced models like ChatGPT have a bias and factual accuracy problem.

However, it's not just cutting-edge AI tools like LaMDA that it needs to compete with the likes of Microsoft, but how well the underlying tech is integrated into mainstream products like Gmail, Search, and Maps that have billions of users. 

Microsoft already has a lead with tools like GitHub Copilot that uses OpenAI's Codex engine, Bing has been injected with ChatGPT fuel, and more AI magic is in the pipeline for tools like Team as well as the bread-and-butter Office tools like Outlook and Excel, among others.

One of the main draws of the Nintendo Switch is its portability, and just like most modern portable electronics, that means finding a middle ground between internet connectivity and no wireless connectivity at all. That is exactly why the Switch has an Airplane Mode, to begin with.

How To Use Bluetooth Controllers With The Nintendo Switch While In Airplane ModeOne of the main draws of the Nintendo Switch is its portability, and just like most modern portable electronics, that means finding a middle ground between internet connectivity and no wireless connectivity at all. That is exactly why the Switch has an Airplane Mode, to begin with.

It's a feature that's become fairly common and derives its name from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) putting a stop to cellular communications on airplanes due to concerns about the signals interrupting communications and other instruments. While the rule hasn't been in strict effect (particularly on major airlines) for some time, the mode itself has stuck around.

 Nowadays you may turn on Airplane Mode to save battery power (no energy wasted looking for signals or struggling to maintain connections), shut off the distraction of online notifications, or just because you want to. The trade-off is that Airplane Mode will, by default, cut off all external communication with your Switch — including wireless controllers and audio devices. Thankfully, that's not a necessary sacrifice, as there are ways to turn Airplane Mode on while still allowing the console to pair with other hardware like a Bluetooth controller — you just have to know where to look.

Now with Airplane Mode on and Bluetooth enabled, you can continue to use your wireless controllers, headphones, and other Bluetooth devices while the Switch's other external communication features remain inactive. Just be aware that you'll have to repeat this process when you turn Airplane Mode back on in the future, because your sub-menu settings aren't saved when the mode is turned off.

Touch grass, they said. So we did!" Sounds cryptic? Don`t worry — it is simply Microsoft. The enterprise has simply discovered a brand-new Xbox controller. No, it does not include any new features, however it sports activities a glittery new shadeation — and it is probably simply the colouration to fit your unique tastes. The new "Velocity Green" controller is already to be had for sale.

If you spend a while on numerous social media sites, which includes Twitter or Reddit, you could have visible a person being informed to move "contact grass." This is frequently (however now no longer always) used as a mild insult that suggests a person wishes to move outside, 

revel in the actual world, "contact a few grass," and prevent spending a lot time online. The implication is that they are too invested in insignificant topics at the internet, and will use a wholesome dose of truth to advantage a few perspective.

Microsoft took "touching grass" to the following stage through adopting the meme and turning it right into a a laugh manner to put it on the market its new controller for the Xbox. The device is spring inexperienced, with a shadeation equivalent to the colouration we have got frequently visible on Razer peripherals, albeit a chunk softer in saturation. The the front of the controller is all inexperienced and black, however the lower back is natural white, balancing matters out. It actually appears nice, even though the charge is a bit much less pleasing.

The new Xbox Velocity Green controller joins Microsoft's developing line of numerous controller sun sunglasses. Aside from the basic "Black," game enthusiasts also can buy a controller in "Shock Blue," "Pulse Red," "Deep Pink," and "Electric Volt." Some of those sun sunglasses are eye-watering because of how shiny they are, however others are greater balanced. Velocity Green lands someplace withinside the center of that spectrum, and if the feedback on Twitter are some thing to move through, it'd turn out to be a fan favorite — in particular because of the truth that it sports activities a variation of Xbox's signature colours.

Much just like the relaxation of the lineup, the brand new controller is wi-fi and helps Bluetooth. You can pair it with an Xbox Series X, Series S, or Xbox One, however it is able to additionally be used with a Windows PC, on Android, or even on iOS. While it sounds lovely, it is tough now no longer to statement at the truth that this controller is an awful lot greater costly than the relaxation of the lineup, at the least withinside the reliable Microsoft Xbox store. 

This will be because of the truth that the opposite "special" colours are discounted, though. Velocity Green is presently priced at $65; the opposite fashions used to value simply as an awful lot, however they have all visible large charge cuts because then. For now, in case you need to personal the ultra-modern and maximum spring-suitable Xbox controller, you may ought to spend a bit greater cash.

Gaming is turning into increasingly more expensive. You will spend around $500 on present day consoles or at least $2,000 on a PC which can play the modern-day video games at respectable framerates and resolutions. And in case you need to play a VR title, you may spend everywhere between $four hundred to $1,000 on a headset, further to something VR-succesful snap shots playing cards run those days. After all is stated and done, you likely won`t have a whole lot of a finances left for video games. Or will you?

Many game enthusiasts realize the way to be frugal and search for offers on video games — or purchase them used — and it is tough to be greater frugal than gambling a unfastened recreation (piracy notwithstanding). While the term "unfastened-to-play recreation" has emerge as a grimy word as of past due way to filthy practices, 

lots of unfastened video games accessible are really well worth gambling. And whilst maximum of those titles are not VR-like minded, you may nevertheless discover a handful of first-rate freebies you may use to interrupt for your new VR headset earlier than losing coins on "Half-Life: Alyx" or "Beat Saber."

Whether you simply bought a VR package or need some thing new to play with out spending any money, right here are a few titles you would possibly need to test out.

The recreation "Second Life" is a famous three-D social enjoy wherein customers can discover player-generated worlds, don custom skins, and simply dangle out with pals and strangers. The recreation is polished, however there may be usually room for improvement. Who may want to have guessed that could include VR functionality?

"VRChat" and "Rec Room" are essentially "Second Life" 2.0. Both titles recognition at the social factors of VR and allow gamers discover one of a kind three-D worlds, dangle out with pals and overall strangers, or even play different video games inside the recreation. The engines running "VRChat" and "Rec Room" are so sturdy that customers have created whole video games inside those video games, from horror mysteries to numerous "Beat Saber" clones.

Since "VRChat" and "Rec Room" are  takes at the identical premise, how does one determine which to play? If you need a greater social enjoy with a greater variety of avatars, move with "VRChat," however in case you need a greater recreation-centric title, try "Rec Room." Or you may use something is like minded together along with your headset. "VRChat" formally helps the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Quest, and Valve Index, whereas "Rec Room" additionally provides PSVR, mobile, and Xbox support. Also, whilst you may play "VRChat" and "Rec Room" with out a VR headset, you might not get the whole enjoy.

As you've got got likely guessed, "The Playroom VR" is best like minded with the authentic PS VR, this means that every person who desires to play it on a PlayStation five desires the authentic PlayStation digital digicam and the adapter. Since the recreation's breakout star, Astro Bot, has his very own unfastened recreation at the PS5, perhaps Sony can sooner or later launch an updated (and optimistically unfastened) sequel to "The Playroom VR."

In 2016, Sony introduced console gaming audiences to VR with the PlayStation VR (PS VR). The peripheral is home to some pretty awesome games, including "SUPERHOT VR," "Until Dawn: Rush of Blood," and "Ghost Giant." 

However, while the PS VR is a solid product, it is also somewhat flawed, not helped by its dependence on the PlayStation Camera and Move controllers (both sold separately) and inherent incompatibility with the PlayStation 5 unless you buy an adapter. But now, the PS VR2 solves most of those problems.

Unlike the original PS VR, the PS VR2 is a complete experience all in one box. The device comes with controllers and doesn't require external cameras. Sure, you still need a PS5 to store and play the games, but connecting the headset to a gaming platform is true for almost all VR peripherals. 

Reviews paint a pretty picture for the PS VR2's immersion, especially thanks to its eye-tracking functionality, but there's always room for improvement. While we probably can't expect a PS VR2 Version 2.0 to release anytime soon and fix its issues, we can always buy an accessory or two to improve our experiences.

Hard drive space is at a premium these days. Sure, most consoles and gaming PCs come with around 1 TB, but a fat lot of good that will do if you fill it with games that ask for around 100 GB of space each. You can either uninstall these games to make room for PS VR2 titles, or you can just install more storage space.

While previous PlayStations let owners store digital copies of games on external hard drives, the PlayStation 5 comes with the option to slot an additional SSD directly into the console. These "accessories" (which are really just standard computer components) come in a variety of sizes and prices, but all give gamers more hard drive space to work with.

Admittedly, some SSDs for PS5 are better than others and can double or even triple a console's hard drive space, depending on the size. Better yet, if you buy the right SSD, you can end up improving game load times — so long as you install a game in that SSD's directory. Regardless, an extra SSD can help gamers store more PS VR2 games. Or just store more PS5 games period. Either way, get an extra SSD for your PS5.

The most obvious accessory gamers can use to replace the vanilla earbuds are Sony's Pulse 3D headphones. Its claim to fame is the "3D audio," which is supposed to provide a better, more realistic soundscape that accurately depicts sounds coming from different directions. Honestly, what could be more fitting for a VR headset designed to put gamers in the middle of the action?

Of course, gamers have more options than just the Pulse 3D headphones. The SteelSeries Arctis 7 and 7p are also popular, albeit expensive, choices since they offer surround sound and a microphone. However, the Arctis line has a serious advantage over the Pulse 3D since it can support two audio inputs simultaneously so long as one of them is physically connected to the headphone. That seems like a useless feature until you realize it lets you play VR titles while also communicating with a Twitch audience at the same time.

Playing VR games and watching 3D movies is fun, but speaking from personal experience, the glasses and headsets they rely on don't behave with prescription glasses. Depending on the strength of a prescription, the image might be out of focus. To fix this problem, you can purchase some specialized accessories.

Companies such as VR Optician develop lenses users can insert into their VR headsets. These include "plano lenses" that aren't designed for vision correction and just protect the device's lenses — probably worth investing in regardless — and prescription lenses. Of course, in order to actually order the latter, you have to know how to read your prescription, so you might want to consult your optician for help.

Currently, VR Optician offers corrective lenses for every VR headset on the market save the PS VR2, but the site promises those are coming soon. And, you can sign up for email notifications so you can order them as soon as they're available. No matter when you purchase VR Optician's lenses, though, prepare for a wait. The company is situated in Germany, and many customers have reported that their orders have gotten stuck in customs for up to a month. Still, the results are worth the wait.