Nintendo Switch Update Makes It Easier to Find Lost Joy-Con Controllers

Nintendo’s Switch console got a substantial software update that literally helps it keep its act together.

The portable console has detachable controllers – Joy-Cons – two adjectives that are essentially code for “easy to lose.” With the new Switch update, users will now be able to use the main console to make the controllers vibrate, letting you know where you left them after that last heated bout of MarioKart. Finding them could save you $80, after all.

The update also makes some additional adjustments to the console, including a smarter storage system that will sense when the console is out of room and will suggest which things you can delete to make the space for whatever you’re downloading.

Nintendo Switch Update Makes It Easier to Find Lost Joy-Con Controllers

On the social side of things, players will also be able to download their friends’ lists from Nintendo’s previous systems the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS. More serious gamers will also be happy to hear they can now use the Switch’s Pro Controller, which looks more like a traditional game controller, while charging.

Of course, this doesn’t fix everything about the Switch. There are plenty of people, for example, who would like to see its battery life extended – or to see more games come to it. Neither of those is something a system software patch can fix.

But, as patches go, this is a pretty good one and can at least spare you a panicked moment or two.

 

 

CBSE also makes mistakes, should not have scrapped re-evaluation policy: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday orally observed that the CBSE ought not have done away with its re-evaluation policy as it also makes mistakes in evaluation of answer sheets.

“You (CBSE) should not have done that. You too make mistakes,” Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said while hearing a student’s plea for re-evaluation of her class 12 board exam answer sheets of English and Maths subjects.

In response, the lawyer for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said the re-evaluation policy was scrapped as there were only 0.21% mistakes out of the 10 lakh students who undertake the board exams across the country.

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To this the court remarked that it would mean “careers of 2100 students are at stake”.

“We all know what happens on a fraction of a mark or percentage,” the court added.

While the court did not pass any order on the student’s plea for re-evaluation, it told CBSE that if she has made an application for a copy of the answer sheets it be provided to her.

Regarding the student’s plea for a direction to the board to carry out re-verification of her answer sheets, the CBSE lawyer said re-verification has been carried out and there is no change in her marks.

The lawyer said the outcome of re-verification would be uploaded on its website.

The court, thereafter, listed the matter for hearing on June 19 as the CBSE in another similar matter had submitted that it will on that date be challenging an Orissa High Court order directing it to re-evaluate answer sheets of 159 students of the state.

The Orissa High Court order had come after the CBSE lawyer there had submitted that re-evaluation can still be carried out.

In the other similar matter, the CBSE told the court that the submission made before the Orissa High Court was incorrect.

 

6th Generation Volkswagen Polo Makes Global Debut

The sixth generation of the Volkswagen Polo has been revealed and well there’s not much difference on the face of it compared to its predecessor. Volkswagen has tweaked the styling a bit and yes, there’s a noticeable change, but still, it’s very much like the old Polo. It’s one of the most successful of cars from the Volkswagen stable and has sold 14 million units worldwide. India too has been part of its success story and the new-gen of the car was due. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management for the Volkswagen brand, said, “The Polo is a young, fresh car. It combines charisma with strong technology. No other car offers so much space for its size. This makes our Polo the number one compact, and it will remain number one.”

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The new Polo is longer than its predecessor and gets a bigger boot too

The sixth generation Polo has grown. It’s larger than its predecessor in all of its dimensions. The new Polo, with its length of 4,053 mm, is slightly shorter than the fourth generation Golf, but it surpasses that Golf when it comes to its wheelbase (53 mm longer). This translates into more space at the rear and that’s very good. There’s more boot space on offer too and it’s grown from 280 to 351 litres. The growth in dimensions are positive effects of the modular transverse matrix (MQB).

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The rear looks similar to the current model but the LED tail lights lend a unique touch

Frank Welsch, Board Member for Development of the Volkswagen Brand said, “The new Polo brings the future to the compact class. A whole lot of space – based on the modular transverse matrix – sustainable engines like a new natural gas TGI, the world premiere of a new generation of the Active Info Display, the latest infotainment systems and forward-thinking assistance systems – these qualities enable this Volkswagen to overcome traditional class boundaries.”

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The cabin gets a new completely digital infotainment system

The face is all new and serious at that and even the sides see a strong muscular line but still it isn’t in your face. It’s calm. There are new options available and this includes light-intense full-LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, ‘Air Care Climatronic’ system with air quality sensor and allergen filter, wireless charging for smartphones (optional inductive aerial connection) and a large panoramic roof.

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The digital instrument console is similar to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit system

The major changes though are on the inside and the Polo gets a whole new generation of infotainment systems. With glass-covered surfaces and digital operation, there’s an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch display that comes as standard. But there’s the Active Info Display that we’re really interested in and that’s because it’s similar to the Virtual Cockpit in the Audi. The digital instruments offer more information, a more logical structure, even more graphic clarity and more joy in operating them. Now, one button on the steering wheel can be used to activate different graphic menus quickly.

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Engine options on the new Polo range from the 1.0 to the 2.0-litre turbo petrol & diesel engines

Then, there are the engines, and there are a bunch of them. Volkswagen will introduce the Polo with nine Euro-6 engines. The power range at market launch will be in the range of 64 bhp and 147 bhp. For the first time, the Polo will also be available with a natural gas engine: the newly developed 1.0 TGI with an output of 89 bhp. There will be four petrol and two diesel engines on offer. The petrol engines range from the 1.0 MPI with 64 bhp to the brand new 1.5 TSI EVO with cylinder deactivation (ACT) and 147 bhp. There will be diesel versions as well with outputs ranging from 79 bhp to 94 bhp. Of course, there’s going to be the GTI, but that will come later in the year and it’ll come with a powerful 2.0-litre petrol engine punching out 198 bhp.