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Amazon Liquor Delivery
According to a document seen by Reuters, Amazon has obtained clearance to distribute alcohol in the eastern state of West Bengal in India, marking the first foray of the U.S. e-commerce giant into the country’s multibillion-dollar market.
In a Friday note, West Bengal State Beverages, the approved agency to conduct online retailing of the state’s liquor trade, said Amazon was among the companies found eligible for registration with authorities.
Alibaba-backed Indian grocery venture BigBasket has also won the approval to supply the people in the state online with alcohol, the notice said.
India’s top two food delivery companies, Swiggy and Zomato, began selling alcohol in several cities last month when they aimed to cash in on the rising demand for beer as several states emerged from a shutdown to combat coronavirus.
Microsoft Surface Duo with Android 11
Microsoft is expected to launch its Surface Duo dual folding smartphone in the coming months. Microsoft intends to have the Surface Duo onto the market as quickly as possible if a recent report is to be believed.
Microsoft announced that this phone comes with two 5.6-inch AMOLED screens and with 1800×1350 px resolution. These screens are hinged together and can rotate 360 degrees.
Microsoft is reportedly launching the Duo with Android 10 to remain on track, and will later upgrade it via OTA to Android 11. Furthermore, Microsoft is reportedly working towards making its Edge and Outlook apps compatible with the duo’s two-screen system.
Assassin’s Creed Origins Free to Play till 21st June
Ubisoft is currently providing free play for its Assassin’s Creed Origins game from 19 June to 21 June. Note, this time the game will not make it free forever. The game will stop working after June 21 and you’ll need to buy it to continue your progress. The game is currently discounted at $12 (80 percent) instead of its usual $60 selling price.
In order to get Assassin’s Creed Origins free this weekend you must follow the steps given:
Go to the official Ubisoft website and sign up for an Uplay account.
Download and login to the Uplay Client using your Uplay account.
Find Assassin’s Creed Origins on the website.
Download the game, and install it.
You can play Assassin’s Creed Origins cost-free until 21 June. After this, if you want to continue, you will have to purchase the full version of the game.
Sony Aibo Door Welcome
Sony Aibo pup is a home companion robot dog. It comes with many new features and Sony has recently added a new feature through a software update. Sony Aibo will come to the door and greet you whenever you come home. Sony added, but first, it should be taught to do so.
According to Sony’s website, you’ll first need to assign a meeting place — the entrance to your front home by saying a phrase like “this is where you should go.” Aibo should then lower its head and ‘sniff’ the ground to indicate that it’s storing the location. If the process is successful a door icon should be displayed on the map inside the companion app.
From that point onwards, Aibo can hopefully walk up and say hello if you open the front door and say “I’m home.” Over time, the cute robot will know when you tend to come home and start standing in preparation at the entrance, much like a canine with flesh and bone.
Cyber Attack on WhatsApp
Update: This most possibly be a glitch and now WhatsApp is back. There is still no official confirmation regarding a cyber attack from WhatsApp or Facebook.
WhatsApp is own by Facebook and is the most widely used chatting app. According to DownDetector.in, WhatsApp is apparently facing an outage in India and other countries around the world. Many users have taken to Twitter and forwarded messages on WhatsApp, complaining that the privacy settings could not be changed.
The affected people have been unable to see their friend’s and family’s ‘Last Seen’ or online status. We also tried to change the privacy settings but were unable to do so with the ‘Last Seen’ option being locked.