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The Internet IS a Series of Tubes: Real-Time Mapping of the London Underground

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market We asked Somerville how real time the page really it, and he explained that while “the API itself appears to be pretty-much real-time” the page itself was put together in a few quick hours and currently requires a user refresh to keep truly up to date. With a bit more coding, he explained, the page could be just as real time as the API itself, which he presumes uses the same information as the platform indicators for telling when trains are arriving.As with many real-time technologies, the map shows a very real future for the merging of the real-time Web with the Internet of Things. Soon enough, the objects we interact with on a daily basis – whether trains, planes or our refrigerators – will interact back with us, in real-time. While Somerville acknowledges a number of faults in the current incarnation, he also notes that the source code for the project is available for download on GitHub. The code for this project is based on his previous mapping of all the trains in the U.K. Two of our favorite topics to geek out over here at ReadWriteWeb are the real-time Web and the Internet of Things. Today, we (like everyone else across the Internet, it seems) ran into a rather nifty looking website that merges those two realms rather successfully using open data from the London and U.K. train systems. The live train map for the London Underground is a nearly real-time Google Maps mashup that shows the various trains of the London Underground as they move about their subterranean travels. The real-time Web, put simply, is a set of technologies that allows the information we see on the Internet to change as quickly (or nearly so) as what it represents in the real world or online. It’s the weather forecast, your friends’ status updates on Facebook and the pitch-by-pitch tracking of an afternoon’s game. As for the Internet of Things, it is the connection of the Internet to everyday objects. In this case, it’s data on every train in the London subway system as provided by the London Data Store, an open-data effort with the Greater London Authority.The train map, created by Matthew Somerville, takes data from the Transport for London API and plots it out on a Google Map. On it, yellow pinpoints represent train stations, and the plethora of slowly moving red pinpoints represent an army of trains. Clicking on a red pin identifies which train you’re looking at, the station it just left and where and when it is expected to arrive. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melanson Tags:#Internet of Things#NYT#Real-Time Web#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

“Untethered” iPhone Jailbreak Out Now

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perezcenter_img The hacker coalition known as the iPhone Dev-Team has released a new jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G and iPad users running – an updated version of redsn0w. What’s so special about this update? It has, at long last, delivered the much-anticiapted “untethered” jailbreak which means that after jailbreaking your iPhone, you can reboot the device at will, without having it physically connected to your computer.However, a word of warning to the potential jailbreakers out there – we wouldn’t advise you to take the plunge just yet.Untethered! But Still in Beta…Over the Christmas weekend, the iPhone Dev Team released a version of redsn0w (0.9.7) which implements the untethered jailbreak to daring beta testers. This was not a general release and is still very bug-ridden.At present, the jailbreak only works on Mac computers. It also specifies several additional technical requirements including things like running usbmuxd software on your Mac and having your 4.2b3 SHSH blobs backed up in Cydia, for example.If you have no idea what that’s referring to, this clearly isn’t the jailbreak for you – at least, not yet. Wait for the general release instead.What’s BrokenThe first iteration of the software disabled Bluetooth functionality and crashed apps. The second beta fixed the native app crashing, including Task Switcher, but did not re-enable Bluetooth. The third update, the latest one available now, fixes more bugs to address problems with FaceTime, Winterboard and embedded videos in iTunes.If you’re feeling brave, you can test the redsn0w beta now, following the same general instructions as before with the tethered jailbreak. (RedmondPie has instructions).But because this is a testing version only, we don’t want to recommend you try it yourself, unless you’re technically savvy, have your phone backed up and are well aware of the implications. For those reasons, we won’t be posting a detailed how-to guide just yet. Stay tuned!If you have tried the untethered jailbreak, though, let us know how it went in the comments. Tags:#Apple#How To#iPhone#mobile Related Posts last_img read more

Weekly Wrap-up: What Tech Obstacles Do Kids Face? Twitter Brand Pages, An iPhone User’s First Days on Android and More…

first_imgWhat Google +1 Means for Small Businesses and Site OwnersHands-On with Google Docs for iPad and iPhoneShould Companies Restrict Web Access For Employees? Maybe a LittleReadWriteHackReadWriteHack is a resource and guide for developers. 5 Apps That Bring SharePoint to the iPadWatch Google I/O from the Comfort of Your Own HomeLinux Celebrates its 20th Anniversary and the Story of its Roots [Infographic]ReadWriteStartReadWriteStart is a resource for startups and entrepreneurs. 5 Tools to Improve Your Idea Before You Write a Line of CodeFounderLY: An Open Platform for Sharing Startup StoriesLevelUp Your Startup with a New Offer from SCVNGRReadWriteCloudReadWriteCloud is dedicated to virtualization and cloud computing. Data Defined [Infographic]Facebook’s Open Compute Project Means Infrastructure is Now a CommodityThe NewSQL MovementReadWriteBizReadWriteBiz is a resource and guide for small to medium businesses. Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups List of Android Phones Getting GingerbreadMono for Android Ships, Now .NET Developers Can Build Android AppsMobile-Patterns: New Resource for Mobile App Makers from Foursquare’s Lead DesignerEnjoy your weekend everyone!Subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-upYou can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email below.RWW Weekly Wrap-up Email Subscription form: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… What Do Kids Say Is The Biggest Obstacle To Technology At School?LinkedIn’s Answer to Facebook’s Open GraphTwitter to Offer Brand Pages Like Facebook’s, Report SaysAn iPhone User’s First Days on Android: Where Are the Apps and Why is My Phone Frozen?Thanks to Kinect, Google’s Gmail Motion Joke Becomes RealityMore coverage and analysis from ReadWriteWebCheck Out The ReadWriteWeb iPhone App As well as enabling you to read ReadWriteWeb while on the go or lying on the couch, we’ve made it easy to share ReadWriteWeb posts directly from your iPhone, on Twitter and Facebook using the official ReadWriteWeb iPhone app. You can also follow the RWW team on Twitter, directly from the app. We invite you to download it now from iTunes.Location ReadWrite Sponsorscenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google Brings Hotpot Recommendations to Places, Almost Reinvents YelpFacebook Pushes Location: Adds Event Check-Ins, Places MapsMore Location coverageMobileWeekend Project: Make Your Own NFC TagsWindows Phone 7 is Beautiful, But is it Usable?More Mobile coverageInternet of ThingsEuropean Union Signs Internet of Things Privacy FrameworkIt’s Time to Hack the Internet of ThingsMore Internet of Things coverageReadWriteEnterpriseReadWriteEnterprise is devoted to enterprise 2.0 and using social software inside organizations. Related Posts 6 Free E-Books and Tutorials for Learning and Mastering Node.jsThe Guardian is Migrating Its Website from Java to ScalaVideo: Node.js TutorialsReadWriteMobileReadWriteMobile is dedicated to helping its community understand the strategic business and technical implications of developing mobile applications. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Our top story this week was Audrey Watters’ report on a survey that asked students how they use technology in the classroom. Almost 300,000 students from kindergarden through 12th grade – along with 43,000 parents, 35,000 teachers, 2,000 librarians, 3,500 administrators – took part in the study.The results show that parents and teachers’ desire to either provide or improve access to digital tools in the classroom is strong. And teachers and administrators are confident they’re doing a good job using technology to enhance how students learn. But fewer than half the kids agreed. And it’s no wonder: The majority of administrators surveyed have no interest in incorporating one of the most common computing devices in the world – the cell phone – into their schools this year.After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key trends that are shaping the Web – mobile, location, Internet of Things – plus highlights from our six channels. Read on for more.Top Stories of the Week 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

How The iPhone 5S Could Be The Universal Remote For Your Life

first_imgThe best recent example of Bluetooth Smart in action is the way the new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch connects with the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. Apple also uses a Bluetooth Smart function in iOS 7 with a new feature called iBeacon. This feature creates a bubble area around an app “a beacon” that is similar to a geo-fence. When you and your bubble come into contact with another bubble (say, a grocery or a retail store) an action will occur. For instance, if I am at my local coffee shop and it has an iBeacon, it will connect to iPhone and allow me to do something like make a payment or send me a coupon. iBeacon could be set up in an apartment to connect other gadgets to the iPhone via Bluetooth Smart the minute you walk in the door.Wi-Fi Direct is similar to Bluetooth Low Energy, but in many ways is more robust. Wi-Fi Direct is a way to create a connection between two devices without going through Wi-Fi router in a fairly simple manner. The best example of Wi-Fi Direct is how easy it has become to connect your home printer with your computer. Instead of the lengthy and complicated process that used to take place when connecting two devices, now it is simple as hitting a single button on the computer and one on the printer and saying “connect.” Wi-Fi Direct can be used for streaming music or video from one device to another, sharing documents, media or pictures or letting one device control another (such a your PC to your printer). See Also How Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Points Towards A Future Of Google Wearable DevicesApple will use Wi-Fi Direct in iOS 7 for a feature called AirDrop that will allow you to share pictures and documents from one iPhone to another. The feature has been available in Mac computers since Apple released the Mac OS X “Lion” update. What do Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct have in common? They allow interaction between devices on a one-to-one basis. Imagine walking into your house and everything inside automatically connecting to your smartphone. From an app, you could turn on the lights in the kitchen, turn on the TV (and tell it what to watch), pre-heat the oven for dinner and download your work files from your home computer.  Imagine that your new iPhone 5S or Android smartphone could control all aspects of your life. Change channels on your TV, start your car, change the temperature in your house, pay for your coffee, the watch on your wrist … everything. Think of a smartphone as universal remote for your entire life.It’s a reality that is not so far away.Three aspects of iOS and Android, the operating systems that run the majority of smartphones, are leading us to a future where those phones will have the ability to control everything around us: the explosion of the app ecosystem, the evolution of Bluetooth and the adoption of a standard called Wi-Fi Direct.Couple these aspects with the continued growth and maturation of what is called the “Internet of Things,” and you have laid the groundwork for a smartphone that can directly control, track or measure everything with which you come in contact.AirDrop in iOS 7Take the just-announced iPhone 5S, for example. It will support both Bluetooth Smart and Wi-Fi Direct, and has capabilities built in to perform new functions such as AirDrop local sharing. Behind it stands Apple’s thriving ecosystem, which will continue to churn out new apps that take advantage of those functions. All that makes the iPhone 5S not just Apple’s latest and greatest device, but one of the first devices available that has the potential to be a true universal remote.Apps & Cloud Provide Interface & OpportunityYou’ve probably seen commercials where a person uses a smartphone to start their car or set a home alarm. These are examples of how apps can control things in your life. Yet these examples are not direct one-to-one connections where the smartphone connects directly to the gadget (alarm system or vehicle’s computer) in question. Rather these types of apps use cloud computing to provide functionality.See also: How iOS 7’s AirDrop Could Transform The Way We ShareTo control objects that aren’t in their general vicinity, apps must go through an intermediary. This intermediary can be a server in the cloud or a home’s Wi-Fi router. A smartphone user can then use an app to tell the object (the car or home security system) what they want it to do. The request is routed through the router or the cloud. The target object retrieves that information from the cloud and makes the appropriate action. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Bluetooth#Internet of Things#iPhone 5S#Wearable Computing#Wi-Fi It is hard to overstate how much the maturation of cloud computing has enabled mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. By connecting to the cloud, smartphones and tablets don’t have to perform processor-intensive calculations directly, and instead can leave the heavy lifting to a much more powerful server somewhere else.The same goes for the other side of the equation. Vehicles, home thermostats and security systems don’t have to perform complex calculations directly; all they have to do is act on directives passed down from the cloud. See also: How Wi-Fi Direct Works As A Gateway To The Internet Of ThingsThe app is the vehicle that creates the opportunity to build this type of functionality. Think of it as a wormhole through which you can reach your hand and perform an action somewhere else. The more people with smartphones in their hands, the more wormholes—apps—will make smartphones the remotes that control our lives.Over the past few years, the cloud has been the center of how smart devices and the Internet of Things interact. Yet with advances in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct, the cloud won’t have to carry the main burden.The Direct Connection: Bluetooth Smart & Wi-Fi DirectSmartphones are getting smarter, and two different wireless standards are helping spur that evolution. Bluetooth Low Energy (also known as Bluetooth Smart) is part of the Bluetooth Core Specification 4.0. It allows for devices to connect over a distance of about 160 feet and transfer data and wireless connections to each other. It does this (as you may have guessed by the name) in a power efficient manner so as to save the battery of both devices. Bluetooth Smart is a one-to-one connection between devices that does not require an intermediary yet still allows rich data (music, notifications, cellular connectivity like 3G/4G and others) to be shared.  Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts dan rowinski That would be pretty cool, right? It is technically possible right now, though there are some obstacles that would have to be overcome for your smartphone to become the universal remote for your life.Adoption & Ecosystems: Getting Everybody On The Same PageGetting all of these devices to play nice with each other may be the biggest obstacle. Different companies have different agendas, different platforms and the same basic need: your money. Hence, those companies will create solutions that will force you to stay within their ecosystem and product lines.AirDrop can only work with other Apple products. Google’s Chromecast TV dongle (that lets you use a tablet or smartphone as a remote for your TV to watch YouTube or Netflix) uses standard Wi-Fi and doesn’t play nice with other wireless streaming standards like Miracast or Wi-Fi Direct. Samsung’s “S Beam” and other sharing capabilities are intended to be used only with other Samsung devices like TVs, laptops or tablets. See also: Apple’s New iOS 7: What You Need To Know NowThen there is the standard dilemma of consumer adoption. Mobile technology often moves faster than consumers do, making it hard to keep pace. Most consumers will get a new smartphone about once every two years. Multiply that by three or more for other consumer items, like a new car, home security system or television, and you can see the problem. To set up your new iPhone 5S as a universal remote, you are going to need to be on the bleeding edge of just about every kind of new technology. That doesn’t mean that your new iPhone or top of the line Android smartphone won’t be able to perform many of these functions on an individual basis. You can use your iPhone 5S to stream media to an Apple TV and share files with friends. Or to control a smart thermostat like Nest. Solutions may be scattered today, but the journey to make your smartphone the remote that controls everything around you is well on its way.last_img read more

Payal Tadvi’s death: Two more doctors held; all three accused remanded in police custody till May 31

first_imgAccording to sources, several teams from the Agripada as well as nearby police stations formed for the purpose talked simultaneously to the relatives of the accused over the course of the last two days to gain leads about their whereabouts. Dr. Mehare was arrested from Mumbai on Tuesday when she came to meet her lawyer in connection with their anticipatory bail application. Dr. Ahuja was picked up near the Andheri railway station by a team from the Agripada police station on Tuesday night and Dr. Khandelwal from Hinjewadi in Pune by a team from the Nagpada police station.The next challenge before the police was the rule that a woman accused cannot be arrested after sunset. “As soon as we picked up Dr. Ahuja and Dr. Khandelwal, we approached a magistrate late at night and got an order signed from him permitting us to arrest them after sunset. As per law, such an arrest can only made with a magistrate’s order,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone III) Abhinash Kumar said.The two were then taken to the office of the Assistant Commissioner of Police Deepak Kundal, Agripada division, who is spearheading the probe and placed under arrest. All the three accused were subsequently produced in court on Wednesday morning and remanded in police custody till May 31.Investigating officers said the three accused had gone to Dr. Tadvi’s room the day she committed suicide, and this aspect needed to be probed further. “Dr. Tadvi’s mother has expressed suspicion that the trio might have found a suicide note blaming them for the extreme step and destroyed it. We will be interrogating the accused in connection with this,” the officer said.The police, however, are still looking for evidence to substantiate the claims of Dr. Tadvi’s family that she was harassed due to her caste. Sources said that statements of over 20 witnesses had been recorded so far, but no proof of casteist slurs has come to light.“On the other hand, Dr. Tadvi, in one of her messages to her mother, had said that the three accused do not even know her caste,” the officer said……………….Those in distress or having suicidal tendencies could seek help and counselling by calling any of the following numbers:BMC Mental Health Helpline: 022-24131212 (24×7)Vandrevala Foundation: 18602662345/18002333330 (24×7)I Call – 022-25521111 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday)The Samaritans Mumbai: 8422984528/842984529/8422984530 (3 p.m. to 9 p.m., all days) Senior doctor held for Payal Tadvi’s death The two absconding doctors booked for allegedly abetting the suicide of Payal Tadvi, a second year resident doctor with the BYL Nair hospital, were arrested in the early hours of Wednesday by the Agripada police.Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Mehare and Ankita Khandelwal, all third-year resident doctors, were booked on May 23 this year, a day after Tadvi killed herself in her hostel room on the hospital’s premises. They had been on the run since then.Also Readlast_img read more

PFL: Meralco tries to bounce back from heavy loss

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco coach Aris Caslib said the Sparks have moved on from the defeat to the Busmen.“We have picked up training day by day since the Ceres loss and the past few training sessions have been very good,” said Caslib.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMeralco winger Curt Dizon echoed Caslib’s sentiments.“We could dwell on the loss to Ceres or move on,” he said. “We decided to move on.” Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ FC Meralco Manila tries to shake off the horror of a heavy defeat last week when it clashes with Global Cebu on Saturday, even as Ceres Negros battles a Davao Aguilas side that beefed up its lineup in the Philippines Football League.The Sparks, who suffered a crushing 0-7 loss to Ceres Negros last week, are looking to regain top spot with a victory over Global in the 4 p.m. clash at Rizal Memorial Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lyceum’s Perez a thorn to former squad; San Beda, Jose Rizal turn back foeslast_img read more

Ind vs WI 1st Test: Raina, Harbhajan rescue India on Day 1

first_imgSuresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh rescued India after a top-order collapse before the visitors were bowled out for a modest 246 in their first innings on the opening day of the first cricket Test against West Indies here. Score| PhotosIndia have already registered a 3-2 win in the ODI series.At stumps on Monday, West Indies were 34/1 in 20 overs and still trail India by 212 runs in the first innings.Lendl Simmons was the lone West Indian wicket to fall in the post tea session. Adian Barath was at the crease on 26 at the close of play and giving him comapny was Ramnaresh Sarwan on two.Ishant Sharma turned out to be lone successful bowler for India with figures of one for eight.Earlier, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s decision to bat first at a two-paced Sabina Park pitch misfired as India suffered a top-order collapse before Raina (82) and Harbhajan (70) joined hands to resurrect the innings with a belligerent 144-run seventh wicket stand.Raina and Harbhajan took the task to opposition during their 168-ball partnership to rescue India’s sinking ship after they were reduced to 85 for six at one stage.The glorious seventh-wicket stand between the duo was the only silver lining in India’s innings as the visitors lost their last four wickets for mere 15 runs.For West Indies, pace duo of Fidel Edwards (4 for 56) and Ravi Rampaul (3 for 59) shared seven wickets between them but it was young leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo (3 for 75), who caught the imagination with his three-wicket haul and two outstanding catches.advertisementSent into bowl, Rampaul gave a dream start to the home team removing both the Indian openers — debutant Abhinav Mukund (11) and Murali Vijay (8) — within the first 12 overs.Then it was Bishoo’s turn to stun the visitors with the prized wickets of VVS Laxman (12) and Rahul Dravid (40) on either side of the lunch.As if this was not enough, Bishoo also claimed the vital wicket of India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was out for his fifth duck in Test cricket, to register three scalps for 11 runs off his first 20 deliveries in the match.Harbhajan Singh plays one to the boundary against West Indies in Kingston on Monday. APBut that was all the young leg-spinner could manage on the day as he was taken to cleaners by Raina and Harbhajan, who scored a mammoth 60 runs off Bishoo’s next seven overs.Raina alone scored 40 runs off Bishoo with eight fours before he once again made his presence felt in the match but this time on the field.After India had recovered to be 231 for six in the final session, Bishoo came up with a stunning catch to break the dangerous-looking stand between Raina and Harbhajan.He ran from the deep and dived full length to his left to catch Harbhajan’s mistime hook off Edwards.Bishoo later brought the lid on the Indian innings by taking Raina’s catch at the square-leg boundary off Rampaul’s bowling.Earlier, India’s top-order batsmen found it difficult to come to terms with the tricky pitch on an extremely hot day as they lost both their openers — young Murali Vijay (8) and debutant Abhinav Mukund (11) — as well as middle-order mainstay Laxman (12) and another debutant Virat Kohli (4) in the 25.3 overs of the pre-lunch session. .The home team tasted their first success as early as in the fourth over when Vijay drove one straight to Bishoo at point off Rampaul.Mukund showed good judgment of his off-stump but looked ungainly while trying to play the short-pitched deliveries.His tendency to play away from his body proved costly when an inside edge off Rampaul took his leg-stump out of the socket.Laxman then joined Rahul Dravid (40) at the score 30 for two after 11 overs as the visitors decided to hold back another debutant Virat Kohli.For Laxman, it was only the seventh time during his distinguished career when he batted at the number four position.Laxman was distinctly lucky off his very first delivery from Darren Sammy, which he edged but the ball fell short of the first slip.The stylish Hyderabadi batsman got another lifeline in the 20th over at the personal score of five when Rampaul dropped a difficult chance at mid-on off Edwards.But Laxman’s luck ran out when Bishoo dismissed him with his first delivery.Laxman was caught at the slip by Sammy as he went forward to a tossed up leg-break from Bishoo, which spun and took the edge.New man in Kohli opened his account in Test cricket in style as he flicked Edwards down to fine leg boundary.advertisementBut the West Indies pacer had his revenge in the next over when Kohli edged one to wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh to drew curtains on the first session of the day.The ever-reliable Rahul Dravid looked rusty initially but later his footwork improved and he played several delightful strokes before falling prey to Bishoo in the slip soon after lunch. Dravid’s eyes lit up at a tossed up Bishoo delivery and he went for a mighty heave, only to find the ball spin and take the edge to Sammy in the slips.Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (0) did little justice to his reputation as he became Bishoo’s third victim soon, caught by Lendl Simmons at gully.But then came in Harbhajan, who used his long handle to great effect and hit Bishoo for three fours off the first six deliveries he faced from the leg-spinner. The fiery Indian off-spinner meted out the same treatment to Edwards.On the other hand, Raina started cautiously initially as he was subjected to a fair degree of short-pitched stuff by the West Indian bowlers.But the young left-hander was up for the task as he showed great maturity in dealing with the short stuffs and in between played his shots when opportunities came his way.The savage hitting of the pair quickly took Bishoo out of the attack as 150 runs came from the afternoon session.Harbhajan completed his half century from only 45 deliveries with the help of nine fours.Raina followed suit and took 76 deliveries to notch up the landmark with the help of 10 fours.The dominance of the duo can be gauged from the fact that they were hardly troubled by the West Indies during their century stand. They took just 120 deliveries in notching up their 100-run seventh-wicket stand.But West Indies gathered their wits at tea break and pressed into service their frontline bowlers from both ends on resumption and it promptly paid dividends.Edwards kept two fielders in the deep and bowled a short delivery at Harbhajan, who mishit one to a diving Bishoo. He made his 70 off 74 balls and hit 10 fours and a six.Raina then witnessed Praveen Kumar (4) and Amit Mishra (6) quickly return to the pavilion before he became the last man to depart. His 82 came off 115 balls and was studded with 15 hits to the fence.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

IPL 2016: Pune avoid last place after Dhoni’s heroics

first_imgSHARE May 21, 2016 cricket Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni single-handedly scripted Rising Pune Supergiants’ face-saving four-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab with a last ball six to help them avoid a last-place finish in the Indian Premier League here today.Chasing 173, Pune never looked in contention, but Dhoni played the lone ranger with an unbeaten 32-ball 64 to secure an improbable win for the debutants.Pune looked down and out at 86 for five in the 14th over before Dhoni brought out his best and smashed five sixes and four boundaries.Needing 23 runs in the last over, Dhoni struck three sixes and a four. In the last ball of the match, RPS required six for victory and the captain lofted one over the midwicket boundary.However, for Dhoni, who had successfully led Chennai Super Kings in the previous editions of the tournament, mostly finishing in top four besides winning the title twice, this has been his most disappointing campaign.Earlier, Ravichandran Ashwin chipped in with a four-wicket haul to restrict KXIP to 172 for seven in the allotted 20 overs.Captain Murali Vijay and Gurkeerat Mann hit fine half-centuries to take the team to a competitive total.The loss has pushed KXIP to the bottom of the heap with just eight points from 14 games.Opting to bat, Vijay led from the front, scoring a 41-ball 59 that included four hits to the fence and three sixes. He also shared a valuable opening partnership of 60 runs with Hashim Amla (30).Ashwin got the breakthrough for Pune when he dismissed Amla, and in the very next over wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha (3) was also sent back to the dressing room with Adam Zampa doing the damage.But Vijay and Gurkeerat played with responsibility to steady the boat. The duo put on a 58-run stand for the third wicket before the skipper fell to Ashwin.Ashwin further tighten the noose by dismissing Gurkeerat and new batsman David Miller in his next over.None of the lower-order batsmen reached the double figures with Miller concluding a miserable tournament with another failure.Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers for RPS with figures of four for 34 from four overs. × COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh : 21/05/2016: Rising Pune Supergiants captain MS Dhoni plays a shot to the boundry during the IPL 2016 (Indian Premier League) between between Rising Pune Supergiants and the Kings XI Punjab at the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium in Visakhapatnam on May 21, 2016. Photo: K.R. Deepak –   –  THE HINDU Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh : 21/05/2016: Rising Pune Supergiants captain MS Dhoni plays a shot to the boundry during the IPL 2016 (Indian Premier League) between between Rising Pune Supergiants and the Kings XI Punjab at the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium in Visakhapatnam on May 21, 2016. Photo: K.R. Deepak –   –  THE HINDU IPL 2016 COMMENT Published onlast_img read more

Samsung’s budget 4G phones Galaxy J1 (2016), J1 Mini listed online

first_imgSamsung’s budget Galaxy J1 (2016) and J1 Mini phones have been made official in Russia and Philippines respectively. While the Galaxy J1 has been listed on the company’s website for Russia, the J1 Mini has been spotted on its website for Philippines. Pricing and availability haven’t been mentioned for now.The Galaxy J1 (2016) comes with a 4.5-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display with a 480?800 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor  (unspecified chipset) coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card slot.The Galaxy J1 sports a 5-megapixel camera on the rear with autofocus and LED flash along with a 2-megapixel front camera. The dualSIM phones runs Android Lollipop-based TouchWiz UI and supports 4G LTE. It is backed by a 2,050mAh battery. The Galaxy J1 will be available in the colours Black, Gold, and White.The Galaxy J1 Mini on the other hand comes with a 4-inch TFT LCD display with a 480 800 pixels resolution resolution. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 768MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage expandable by up to 128GB via microSD.The phone comes with a 5-megapixel camera on the rear and a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front. The dualSIM phone runs Android Lollipop-based TouchWiz UI and supports 4G LTE. It is backed by a 1,500mAh battery.last_img read more


first_imgMourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December but has Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December but has established a reputation as one of the best coaches in the game.He has won league titles and cups in four countries with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. He won the Champions League in 2004 with Porto and in 2010 with Inter Milan.United released a picture taken Thursday of a smiling Mourinho holding up the clubs red home shirt.The Red Devils statement on Mourinhos appointment did not mention the future of Ryan Giggs, the club stalwart and Van Gaals deputy who had been seen as a potential successor to the Dutchman.Giggs, 42, knows the club inside out, has spent nearly three decades there as a player and then on the coaching staff.Mourinho is expected to bring long-time assistant Rui Faria and goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro with him, meaning Van Gaals assistant coaches Albert Stuivenberg and Frans Hoek are likely to be dismissed.Mourinho will hope to have significantly improved an unbalanced and often lacklustre United squad by the time the new season begins in August.Former Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario, Everton defender John Stones, Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann are reportedly among the names on his wanted list.But Mourinho might also have to deal with scepticism from the squad at Old Trafford after a report that some senior players have already expressed concern the tactically defensive coach might prove too similar to Van Gaal, whose tactics frustrated United fans. AFP SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more