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    1. Microsoft Xbox One S now up for pre-orders in India; price starts at Rs 29,990

      Microsoft Xbox One S now up for pre-orders in India; price starts at Rs 29,990

      Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle will be launched in two storage capacity of 500GB and 1TB.

      Microsoft just made the latest Xbox One S console available for preorder via Amazon India, Flipkart, and other select retailers. The gaming console will be launched in two storage variants of 500GB and 1TB with Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle. Pricing starts at Rs 29,990, and pre-orders began on September 20.

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    2. Blue Whale Challenge: Bengal teenager hospitalized after allegedly cutting her hand

      Blue Whale Challenge: Bengal teenager hospitalized after allegedly cutting her hand

      A class eight student was found by her friends with blood oozing from her arm.

      A teenage girl from West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district was hospitalized on Sunday after she was found to have injured herself while playing the deadly online game Blue Whale Challenge, police said. ”A class eight student from a private school in Basirhat area fell ill after confessing about her involvement in playing the Blue Whale game to the school authorities.

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    3. Blue Whale Challenge: Supreme Court to hear plea on banning the game

      Blue Whale Challenge: Supreme Court to hear plea on banning the game

      The bench of Supreme Court Justice said they would hear the matter on Friday.

      The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a plea seeking a ban on the macabre online game Blue Whale Challenge. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said it would hear the matter on Friday as counsel told the court that the popularity of the game was spreading to all cities and because of the lack of awareness it was resulting in deaths.

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    4. Blue Whale Challenge: 17-year-old Kolkata boy scares girlfriend to stop her from dumping him

      Blue Whale Challenge: 17-year-old Kolkata boy scares girlfriend to stop her from dumping him

      Another Blue Whale scare involves 17-year-old boy, and his girlfriend from Kolkata.

      Blue Whale Challenge is synonymous with horror and teenage suicide. The online game, which has spread its roots in India over the last few months, has led to almost a dozen of teenage to attempt suicide and perform self-harming tasks. In a shocking news, a 17-year-old boy from Kolkata reportedly used the game to scare her girlfriend to stop her from dumping him.

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    5. Asus ROG G701 gaming laptop launched in India, priced at Rs 349,990: Specifications, features

      Asus ROG G701 gaming laptop launched in India, priced at Rs 349,990: Specifications, features

      The laptop is powered by Intel Core i7 processor.

      Taiwanese technology major Asus brought its gaming laptop ‘ROG G701′ in India for Rs 349,990. ‘ROG G701′ features a wide-viewing-angle 4K UHD display with an overclockable ‘NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080′ graphics for virtual-reality (VR) gaming experience.

      Powered by Intel Core i7 processor, the laptop runs on 64GB DDR4 DRAM, ‘HyperDrive RAID 0′, ‘NVMe’ and ‘PCIe’ technologies for fast storage speeds, the company said in a statement.

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    6. Blue Whale Challenge: Two Bengal girls counselled for playing the game

      Blue Whale Challenge: Two Bengal girls counselled for playing the game

      The state CID has been campaigning to generate awareness about the perils of the game.

      Two teenage girls, suspected to be playing the macabre online game Blue Whale Challenge, were interrogated and counselled in West Bengal, police said. Two Class 9 girls of Barasat Girls High School in North 24 Parganas district’s Barasat were interrogated after the head mistress of the school contacted the police about their involvement in playing the Blue Whale game, a police officer told IANS.

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    7. Acer launches Predator Orion 9000 Series gaming desktops, Predator X35 G-Sync HDR monitor

      Acer launches Predator Orion 9000 Series gaming desktops, Predator X35 G-Sync HDR monitor

      Acer also launched a gaming headset and mouse under its Predator Gaming series.

      Acer held its pre-IFA event for the IFA 2017 in Berlin today. Among its product launches, Acer expanded its Predator Gaming series with the Predator Orion 9000 Series gaming desktops, and the Predator X35 G-Sync HDR monitor. In terms of pricing and availability, the Predator Orion 9000 Series starts at $1,999 (approximately Rs 1,27,927), and will go on sale in North America starting December.

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    8. Blue Whale Challenge: ICSE in Bengal to sensitize children on online gaming

      Blue Whale Challenge: ICSE in Bengal to sensitize children on online gaming

      Amid concerns over the ‘Blue Whale game’ phenomenon that has taken several lives globally, including in India, the Association of ICSE Schools in West Bengal will hold a sensitization workshop on online gaming and internet addiction, covering around 200 schools. “We are scheduled to have a workshop between the second and third week of September. The issues are online gaming and addiction to the internet.

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    9. Blue Whale challenge: 24-year-old girl jumps off 7th floor, police probe link to online game

      Blue Whale challenge: 24-year-old girl jumps off 7th floor, police probe link to online game

      Neighbors of the victim said that Niveditha appeared depressed for the past few days.

      In what could possibly be another case of a Blue Whale victim, a 24-year-old girl allegedly jumped from her seventh floor flat in Virugambakkam. The police is probing the case and looking at its connection to the viral social game, which originated in Russia and plays with the pushes vulnerable teens into committing suicide.

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    10. Blue Whale Challenge: Google, Facebook, Yahoo receive Delhi HC notice to block game links

      Blue Whale Challenge: Google, Facebook, Yahoo receive Delhi HC notice to block game links

      Google, Facebook, WhatsApp and Yahoo were asked to remove links of the games from their platforms.

      The Delhi High Court sought the response of Facebook, Google and Yahoo on a plea to direct them to take down the links of Blue Whale challenge, an internet-based suicide game that has been allegedly linked to several deaths of children worldwide.

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    11. Employees of Star-affiliated production vendor arrested for Game of Thrones leak

      Employees of Star-affiliated production vendor arrested for Game of Thrones leak

      Prime Focus Technologies, a production vendor for Star’s TV channels and streaming service Hotstar, announced that four rogue employees were responsible for the leak of the fourth episode of Game of Thrones’s latest season. “Acting on the information and extensive evidence provided by PFT, the office of DCP Cyber Cell, Mumbai arrested 4 accused on August 14,” the company said in its announcement.

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    12. Will act against social media firms on Blue Whale game: Ravi Shankar Prasad

      Will act against social media firms on Blue Whale game: Ravi Shankar Prasad

      Blue Whale Challange has taken life of two teenagers in India.

      The government will take action against Internet-based social media platforms if they fail to remove links to the deadly Blue Whale Challenge game which has led children to suicide in the country, Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. “People are committing suicide due to Bluewhale game. We received many complaints including from the concerned departments,” Prasad said.

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    13. Acer bets big on gaming market in India, to launch new line-up

      Acer bets big on gaming market in India, to launch new line-up

      Gaming contributes about 3-4 percent of the total PC market.

      Tech giant Acer is keen on tapping into the nascent but fast-growing Indian gaming industry and will launch a new range of laptops around Diwali to address the market. The company, which already has the Predator and Nitro series, launched a new product — Predator Helios 300 — priced at Rs 1,29,999.

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    14. Blue Whale challenge: Delhi high court expresses concern over children’s suicide

      Blue Whale challenge: Delhi high court expresses concern over children’s suicide

      Delhi High Court is currently looking into the matter and scheduled the next hearing for August 22.

      The Delhi high court on Thursday expressed concern over children allegedly committing suicide while playing online game Blue Whale Challenge, which has been allegedly linked to the deaths of several children worldwide.

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    15. Game of Thrones, HBO social media accounts hacked by OurMine group

      Game of Thrones, HBO social media accounts hacked by OurMine group

      OurMine is the same hacker group that broke into social media accounts of Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, Vijay Mallya, among others.

      At this point it all looks like a slippery slope for Game of Thrones and its entertainment partner HBO. This morning, a hacking group that goes by the name of ‘OurMine’ took over the HBO’s and Game of Thrones’ official Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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