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Amazon Prime Gaming is Expected to Launch for PC in India Soon

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INDIA: According to a new landing page on Amazon’s website, Prime Gaming may be coming to India.

Prime Gaming is available in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other nations. Fans in India have been unable to access the popular gaming subscription service from the retail giants for years.

According to the website, Prime Gaming will be available to Prime subscribers who already have access to Prime Music and Video, as well as the advantages of shopping with Prime on the well-known online retail website.

Prime Gaming is the best place for PC gamers to get cool rewards, games, and more, along with Xbox Game Pass.

Additionally, the assistance gives elite in-game content on titles like Zenith Legends and FIFA 23, and that’s just the beginning. In addition, players benefit from other Amazon experiences geared toward gamers, such as Twitch’s streaming platform.

While the website shows the service’s rollout in India, Amazon has not provided any additional information, and Prime Gaming remains unavailable in the region. On the other hand, the addition of the website indicates that Prime Gaming will arrive in India sooner rather than later.

A dedicated Prime Gaming page on the Amazon India website states that Prime Gaming is now in India. However, when the user selects the “Games or In-game Content” option, an error message stating that “Prime Gaming is not available” appears. The Amazon Prime Gaming page has gone online before scheduled. 

In addition, the Amazon app displays the Prime Gaming page and the same error message as the website.

An official announcement is imminent, even though Amazon India has not yet provided any confirmation. As part of Prime Gaming in India, which PC games Amazon will be given away remains to be seen. 

This month, Prime Gaming has eight games available in the United States, including Quake, The Amazing American Circus, Rose Riddle 2: Werewolf Shadow, Spinch, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Doors: Paradox, and Desert Child. According to expectations, the Indian version of Prime Gaming will provide a similar experience.

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Stadium 974: The World Cup Stadium That Qatar Built from Recycled Shipping Containers

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QATAR: Qatar hosted the 2022 FIFA World Cup, making it the first Middle Eastern nation to host the prestigious event. However, Stadium 974 is the centre of attention during the ongoing event. Football fans from all over the world made their way to the country during the ongoing mega event. 

Qatar constructed seven brand-new stadiums in prominent cities for the football extravaganza, and Qatar renovated seven existing ones to accommodate as many as 2.45 million spectators. For the right reasons, Stadium 974 in Doha stands out as one of the newly constructed venues. 

After the World Cup, the structure is completely removable because it was constructed entirely from recycled shipping containers. The arena has played host to seven games, including group and knockout competitions, since its opening. 

The final Round of 16 matches that took place here on Monday was between Brazil and South Korea. FIFA released a special Twitter video before the match that showcased Stadium 947’s 360-degree view. The post’s caption reads, “Constructed with 974 shipping containers. After the World Cup, Stadium 974 can be wholly deconstructed and repurposed.”

The Gulf nation’s international dialling code is the source of the number “974” in the name. Additionally, it indicates the precise number of containers used in the structure’s construction.

Hosts, Qatar, assert that steel and shipping containers, two recyclable materials, were utilized in its construction. Stadium 974, constructed as a portside structure, has a capacity of 44,089 fans.

In addition, this is the only venue in Qatar without air conditioning. Therefore, the evening was the time of each game here. On the official website of the event, the organizers explained that fans at Stadium 974 will be able to experience the cool breeze as it blows in from the Arabian Gulf.

FIFA claims that the Qatar authorities will tear down the superstructure after the conclusion of the World Cup. According to speculations, the containers will be shipped to nations that want the infrastructure.

“Although Stadium 974’s real physical presence may be temporary, thanks to this ground-breaking venue-development idea, its legacy will endure forever,” the host stated about the event’s brief existence.

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FIFA World Cup 2022: Croatia Skyrockets to Quarterfinals Hammering Japan 3-1

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QATAR: Four years after Croatia stunned the world in the World Cup in Russia, the European team showed resilience to defeat Japan 3-1.

After a 1-1 draw at Al Janoub Stadium, they defeated Japan 3-1 on penalties to advance to the quarterfinals. On Friday, they will play either South Korea or Brazil in the quarterfinals.

Croatia’s penalty shootout victory opens the gateway for quarterfinals

Croatia started poorly compared to Japan, conceding a goal to the upset artists of the tournament just before halftime. However, Ivan Perisic’s thunderous header in the second half equalised the score.

Dominik Livakovic saved the first three Japanese penalties to give Croatia a hammerlock on the shootout. Neither team could make a convincing case for meriting the victory in extra time.

Photo Credit: Twitter/FIFAWorldCup

Mario Pasalic scored the game-winning penalty, beating Shuichi Gonda with his final kick after another Livakovic save. The Croatians stormed onto the field while the Japanese lowered their heads.

After defeating Germany and Spain in the group stage, Japan was widely considered the tournament’s dark horse. When Daizen Maeda scored from close range just before the break, Japan led, and it appeared they might pull off another upset.

Regardless, after a first half in which they were far too relaxed under lock and key, Croatia was more precise after the break and had better chances as the game progressed.

Kaoru Mitoma’s hopeful deflected shot in the first half of extra time was one of Japan’s best, but they could not add any more drama in the end. The outcome seemed inevitable when Takumi Minamino and Mitoma missed the mark.

Earlier in the match, Japan neutralised Croatia’s advantage in the middle by playing from the wings. They created multiple goal-scoring opportunities from wide of the field before taking the lead.

However, they appeared uneasy playing with the lead in the second half, and their lauded counterattack never quite worked. The shootout was disappointing from the start. A tournament that served as an inspiration for Japan comes to an end with a familiar brutal conclusion.

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Google Introduces Android 13 OS for Smart Televisions

INDIA: Google has released the Android 13 OS for smart televisions. The most recent software update for televisions powered by Google brought several new features, including enhanced performance, expanded customizability, and a few UI tweaks.

This update will be available for Android 12 smart TV owners in the coming weeks.

Before creating an AudioTrack, the smart television running Android 13 OS will be able to recognise the routing device and support the latest software version formats.

Developers can now anticipate audio attribute support for the active audio device and select the best format without starting playback, thanks to enhancements to the Audio Manager API.

When paired with external speakers and soundbars, it will ensure that games and streaming apps can deliver the highest possible audio quality.

Depending on the hardware’s capabilities, users can control particular parameters through HDMI source devices, such as refresh rate and resolution.

Android 13 for smart TVs also includes a superior power management system that reduces power utilisation when the gadget is in reserve mode.

Google has implemented additional features, including a new keyboard layout API that enables users to select various language layouts for external keyboards.

The API ensures the availability of hardware mute switch status in system privacy settings, improving user control over microphone access.

Accessibility Manager’s newly developed audio description API allows apps to query the brand-new audio description preference setting that applies to the entire system.

The new API enables developers to automatically provide audio descriptions that correspond to a user’s preferences.

Google is currently testing end-to-end encrypted RCS (Rich Communication Services) group chats. The RCS will be available to a small number of participants in the open beta programme in the coming weeks.

End-to-end message data encryption will ensure that only the people involved in the conversation can see the messages, according to Google, making one-on-one texts received via Google Messages safer and more private.

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OnePlus Nord CE 3 Designs and Renders Leaked Online; Sale Expected Soon

INDIA: The OnePlus Nord CE 3 might go on sale soon, according to reports. Its alleged renders and specifications surfaced online before the official announcement.

The new smartphone from the OnePlus stable will succeed the Nord CE 2, which debuted earlier this year and featured triple rear cameras powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor.

The render hints that the new OnePlus Nord CE 3 will have a new design but keep the three cameras on the back.

According to the renders leaked online, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 has a black finish and a punch-hole display.

There will reportedly be two substantial camera cut-outs on the rear panel. The primary cut-out will house the primary camera sensor, and the second cut-out will contain two sensors.

According to the report, the OnePlus Nord CE 3’s design appears to have been influenced by the brand’s well-known OnePlus X and recent iPhones.

It likewise adds that the renders depend on a model unit, and the genuine telephone could be marginally unique. OnePlus may also launch with additional colour options.

According to reports, the smartphone will have a 6.7-inch IPS Liquid Crystal Display panel with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. Since the previous generation of the Nord CE 2 has an AMOLED display, this may irritate some customers.

The Snapdragon 695 chipset from Qualcomm will power the OnePlus Nord CE 3 and will have RAM of up to 12GB, and 256GB of internal storage will be available for the purchaser.

The triple rear camera system may have two 2MP camera lenses and a 108MP primary camera on the back. At the front, there could be a 16MP selfie camera.

Features like a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 5000mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging, and Android 13 are other speculated rumours about the Nord CE 3.

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 went on sale in India in February 2022. OnePlus might do the same with the Nord phone next year. The pricing information of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 is still unknown.

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FIFA World Cup: Mbappe’s Dual Goals Send France to Quarterfinals, Poland Goes Down 1-3

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QATAR: With a convincing 3-1 victory over Poland on Sunday, France qualified for the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe.

When Giroud arrived to tap in a back post cross from Ousmane Dembele into an open goal, he appeared to score immediately, but he could not do so in time.

However, Giroud was unstoppable, scoring his 52nd goal for Les Bleus and moving ahead of Thierry Henry to become the country’s all-time leading scorer for men’s soccer with a superb turn and shot in the 44th minute.

With a powerful strike in the 75th minute, Mbappe doubled France’s lead before adding another with a sensational curling goal into the far top-right corner, his fifth goal of the tournament.

Robert Lewandowski’s penalty gave Poland a late consolation goal. The striker missed his first attempt, but referee Jesus Valenzuela deemed the penalty illegitimate, and Lewandowski scored on the second attempt.

As a result, France will now face England in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, who defeated Senegal 3-0 in the final game on Sunday.

After Mbappe’s initial forays failed to produce clear chances, France gave up possession after a dominant start and looked to create opportunities by making space in the Polish defence.

When Lloris parried Piotr Zielinski’s shot in the 38th minute, Poland’s poise was close to being rewarded. After that, it came back into the midfielder’s path, but Theo Hernandez stopped his second attempt.

Following Jakub Kaminski, Raphael Varane saved Jakub Kaminski’s shot close to the goal line.

France’s strategies paid off one minute after the break when Mbappe drew the defence to him and passed the ball to Giroud. Giroud used every inch of space he had to get the ball past Szczesny and score his third tournament goal.

After scoring twice in the defending champions’ 4-1 victory over Australia in their first Group D match, the 36-year-old Giroud, unable to score in Russia four years ago, now has 51 goals, matching Henry’s total.

Even though Mbappe and France appeared casual, the forward scored with an enthralling rising shot that went under the bar one minute into the injury time before hitting another jaw-dropping shot into the top corner.

Kylian Mbappe, at 24, became the youngest player to score nine World Cup goals, surpassing Lionel Messi of Argentina with his fourth and fifth goals in Qatar.

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FIFA World Cup 2022: Netherlands Crushes US 3-1, Marching on to the Quarterfinals

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QATAR: USA’s run in the FIFA World Cup ended after losing 3-1 to the Netherlands in the first knockout match on Saturday.

Netherlands opens the gateway for quarterfinals with its victorious game

With two goals in the first half, Netherlands showed their strength, making the young US team impossible to beat. Denzel Dumfries scored Netherlands’ third goal to knock Gregg Berhalter’s team out of the tournament, despite the US cutting the deficit in half in the second half.

Christian Pulisic’s fitness concerns were put to rest before the match when the Chelsea forward featured in Berhalter’s starting lineup despite picking up an injury against Iran on Tuesday. Pulisic’s fitness provided hope for the United States.

He almost gave the United States the lead right away when he caught Tyler Adams’ flicked pass, but Andries Noppert stopped his left-footed shot.

The United States had a good start, but they didn’t make the most of their chances, which cost them as the Netherlands scored their first goal after 10 minutes.

Thanks to free-flowing, one-touch build-up play, the Dutch worked the ball to Dumfries on the right wing. Memphis Depay received the rebound of his first-time pass, and he finished it perfectly past Matt Turner and into the far corner.

Although the conservative approach of Louis van Gaal’s team has faced criticism, they only conceded once in their first three games. To keep up their strong defensive record, goalkeeper Noppert had to be alert to stop a fierce effort from 20 yards by Tim Weah in the 43rd minute. 

Just seconds before the end of the first half, the Dutch went down the other end and scored their second goal just as the US players were beginning to find a good tempo.

Dumfries ran down the right flank again before passing the ball to Daley Blind, who stroked a first-time right-footed strike past Turner.

Tim Ream had a weak attempt cleared off the line early in the second half for Berhalter’s team, and Weston McKennie missed the target.

The Netherlands attempted to put the game out of reach with time running out and the likelihood of a US comeback diminishing. To prevent Steven Bergwijn’s subsequent header and Teun Koopmeiners’ shot, Turner had to make an excellent double save.

The heroics of Turner gave the US hope, and a bizarre goal by Haji Wright with 14 minutes left helped them cut their deficit in half. Wright, under pressure, unorthodoxly flicked the ball up his leg and looped his finish over the head of the tall Noppert after the ever-present Pulisic squared the ball.

For the US, optimism was short-lived because Dumfries scored his own goal to go along with his two previous assists and secure victory for Van Gaal’s team. Dumfries lurked at the back post, so Blind found room to bend a perfect left-footed cross.

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Production of the BMW iX5 Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cells Begins in Germany

GERMANY: The BMW iX5 Hydrogen crossover featuring the hydrogen fuel cell has started production. The automotive manufacturer will build the new model at its Munich Research and Innovation Center. Starting next spring, BMW will use the cars as technology demonstrations start in some markets.

The company’s research centre employs approximately 900 people, and employees can simultaneously work on up to six vehicle projects.

BMW gears up for iX5’s production

BMW builds each model here for the first time to ensure the preparedness of the product and the manufacturing procedures for the full production of the cars.

Honest Weber, an individual from the leading group of executives at BMW liable for improvement, said that hydrogen is a flexible energy source that will be crucial as the world proceeds to a more climate-friendly future.

The company will utilize its iX5 Hydrogen fuel cell test armada to look further into the innovation as the organization accepts a blend of battery-electric and energy-component electric vehicles is required. Weber said that FCEVs don’t need critical raw materials for making batteries like cobalt, lithium, or nickel.

The company’s Spartanburg factory in the US will make the iX5. The crossover gets a new floor in Germany that can hold two hydrogen tanks under the rear seat and in the central tunnel.

During the assembly phase, the company places the high-performance battery, fuel cells, electric motor, and 12-volt and 400-volt electric systems. Once collected and painted, BMW puts the hybrid under “a total functionality check” at its Aschheim test centre.

However, before its production, the iX5 had already passed a rigorous testing program. BMW isn’t the only automotive manufacturer trialling hydrogen fuel cell systems.

This week, Honda announced its introduction of a hydrogen fuel cell plug-in electric vehicle in 2024. Honda’s well-liked crossover CR-V, which underwent a substantial redesign for the 2023 model year, is the base for the new car.

Like BMW, Honda is taking special care of the low-volume production of the model by building it in its Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio, where it also makes race cars, the Acura NSX and the Acura PMC Edition.

With electric vehicles, automakers face new uncertainties, and the absence of a robust charging infrastructure is not helping. Hydrogen, on the other hand, has similar limitations, but BMW, Hyundai, and others have continued to investigate the technology’s viability.

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FIFA World Cup 2022: Uruguay Knocked out Despite 2-0 Win over Ghana

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QATAR: The World Cup stint of Uruguay and Ghana ended after South Korea’s last-minute victory over Portugal and Uruguay’s 2-0 victory over Ghana.

Uruguay’s triumphal game failed to secure the qualifying position

Uruguay won the game with a first-half double from Giorgian de Arrascaeta. His effort fell in vain as the team was eliminated from the tournament because they scored fewer goals than South Korea in the group stages.

With the defeat to Uruguay, Ghana’s World Cup journey reached its end despite showing glimpses of ability to qualify for the knockouts. There was further heartbreak in the game for Andre Ayew when Sergio Rochet saved his spot-kick with the score at 0-0.

The African team failed to avenge the penalty shootout defeat to Uruguay in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup. Both teams got off to a brisk start, and after 18 minutes, a VAR check gave Ghana a penalty. Goalkeeper Rochet had brought down Mohammed Kudus inside the area.

Three minutes after the referee awarded the penalty, Ayew stepped up to take the spot kick. Rochet comfortably saved Ayew’s weak penalty kick. It brought back memories of Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan missing a penalty kick on the final kick of the 2010 World Cup quarterfinal matchup with Ghana.

Darwin Nunez’s lofted effort by Uruguay almost gave them the lead moments later, but Mohammed Salisu stopped it. However, Uruguay scored first in the 26th minute when De Arrascaeta scored after Ghana goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi saved Luis Suarez’s attempt.

The South American team multiplied their lead five minutes after the fact through another De Arrascaeta strike following a fine group move. After the quick double, the South American team appeared at ease and desired a penalty before the hour mark.

After another lengthy VAR check, the referee did not award a penalty for Daniel Amartey’s careless challenge on Nunez inside the area. Ghana had a few goal-scoring opportunities late on, but substitute Antoine Semenyo’s close-range effort went wide, and Rochet’s excellent save kept Kudus out.

Uruguay attempted to add one more goal as news of South Korea’s victory spread, but they were unsuccessful and, as a result, were eliminated from the tournament.

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FIFA World Cup 2022: South Korea Holds Portugal 2-0 with a Late Goal

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QATAR: South Korea advanced to the knockout rounds in an unlikely manner thanks to a remarkable late winner against Portugal.

South Korea’s blazing victory clears the path for the upcoming rounds

Asian team found itself in a precarious situation in the match. At one stage, South Korea could not find the goal they desperately needed to qualify for the knockout stages.

Photo Credit: Instagram/fifaworldcup

Hwang Hee-Chan showed up in the critical moment with a goal during injury time to put his side ahead after Kim Young Gwon scored the equaliser following Ricardo Horta’s opener.

Uruguay beat Ghana 2-0 in the other Group H match and appeared certain to advance for much of the evening, but could not make it through to the knockouts. South Korea and Uruguay finished their group games on level points. However, South Korea had the upper hand due to a superior goal difference.

Standing in for suspended Paulo Bento, South Korea assistant coach Sergio Costa said that his team was happy and that the squad deserved the knockout spot after the superb showing in the three Group H games. 

He dedicated the victory to the South Korean fans rooting for the team back at home. Costa added that after a little celebration, the team would focus on its next opponent, which will be decided from the games later on Friday.

Horta scored in his major tournament debut, turning home after good work from Diogo Dalot down the right side in the fifth minute to give Portugal an early lead.

In the 17th minute, South Korea had the ball in the net, but Kim Jin-Su scored from close range after Diogo Costa made a great save. However, the referee called it an offside and disallowed the goal.

In the 27th minute, after a corner kick off Cristiano Ronaldo, Kim Gwon steered a loose ball past Costa, and the underdogs scored the equalizer.

When Son Heung-Min led a brilliant counterattack from a Portugal corner expertly finished by Hwang, they scored the winning goal.

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