Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Best 5 Google Apps to Better Run Your Household

Google Home Google Apps

While GSuite previously known as Google apps is a blessing when it comes to office work, what many don’t know is that it can be used at home too. With all the Google apps being in one place and often integrated, GSuite / Google apps seems to work at office and at home too. Imagine if you’re a parent and have a full time job too, keeping tabs of both your work life as well as your child’s life can be a really daunting task so why not get Google apps to help you along the way?

Using Google Calendar on Google apps to help keep track of your child’s events:


Keep track of your child’s school events and appointments with Google calendar on Google apps. You can add multiple calendars for each child and put all those child’s event into one place whether it be soccer practice or a friend’s birthday party.

You can even put different colors for different children to avoid any misplacement of schedules. You can also toggle off or on each calendar if you just need to see your own schedule.

With the Google app you can also share the calendar with others, like your child’s calendar with a spouse or a care giver without the need to send your events too.

All you need to do is select the three dots near the person’s calendar option and press “settings and share”. Even when you add a new event to the calendar, Google calendar updates the calendar which has been shared without the need for you to contact that person.

Get in touch with Gmail’s multiple tabs and snooze feature on Google apps:


Gmail on Google apps has a feature whereby you can separate emails by the types of sender like for example social media emails can go in a separate tab. What this feature does is allow you to keep your mail clean and concentrate only on the things that matter without getting too overwhelmed by a lot of emails.

You can access this feature form the Settings icon on Gmail and press “configure inbox”.


The Snooze feature is an excellent way to not only declutter your inbox but to also keep track of events as and when they occur. For example keeping the confirmation for your child’s school trip for a week before the trip. This also helps you keep track of what needs to happen and when.

Google hangouts on Google apps to stay in touch:


Google hangouts as a part of Google apps, is a cool way to stay in touch with loved ones at work too. You can access Google Hangouts from your desktop and Gmail and switch between answering emails to keeping in touch with your child. You could even check if you’ve missed some notification from the family too.

Using Google maps From Google apps to travel:


You can use Google maps to reduce the time you take to reach from one place to another. Besides giving you updates on traffic on your route you can even check out if there is a shortcut to the route you’ve been taking for years. This will help you keep your schedules while getting a few minutes rest too.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Tips for Keeping Your Business and Your Customers Safe Online

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The internet is a place of adventure and excitement! It allows us to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world, at any time.

It has also made doing business a lot more exciting. Just a few decades ago, businesses were relegated to serving customers in their immediate area. Today, businesses can sell their goods across the globe, making more money than they ever thought possible!

However, for as exciting as the internet is, it also comes with loads of responsibility. That’s especially the case if you’re a business that wants to stay safe online and keep its customers safe online as well.
With these tips, you can confidently build your presence online without worrying about the security of your company or the safety of your clients and customers.

Create a Comprehensive Privacy Policy

In a world of hackers and businesses that sell your information for money, a privacy policy has become a must. A few questions Reciprocity recommends asking yourself include, "Do you even have a written policy for handling, tracking, storing, and sharing the data you collect? Do you have clear steps defined in the process, including how to tag data, so you can easily retrieve it no matter where it goes?"

Based on those answers, you can, "determine which of them your enterprise is in compliance with and where it falls short, and what you must do to reach compliance."

Digging into your privacy policy will help you uncover compliance issues, and at the same time, it will boost user confidence in your brand.

Get Smart About Logins

The wrong logins can make your business susceptible to hackers. That means sensitive company information could be stolen, but it also means your customers’ information can be stolen too.

It’s time to get serious about logins. That means choosing logins that:
  •   Don’t contain recognizable words
  •  Contain numbers
  •  Contain symbols
  •  Have at least 12 characters
It also means being careful about who in the company has access to what information. Only provide access to essential information and lock down the rest so you don’t have to worry about a leak from the inside either.

Be Careful with Ecommerce

There are a lot of great tips out there about how to create a fantastic ecommerce website. By following those tips, you can literally build a customer base that spans the entire globe.

However, it’s ecommerce that can cause the most security problems. After all, people are giving you their personal information for your product or service! That’s why you have to be careful about establishing and maintaining an ecommerce site.

Only ask for information from customers that is absolutely necessary to complete a transaction. Follow ecommerce best practices and consider not storing any payment information to protect yourself and your customers from fraud.

Keep Security Software Current

Malware and viruses are a real threat to your business too. It isn’t just hackers! That’s why it’s important to keep your security software current.

Downloadable programs make this easier than ever, but there are some other things you should do to protect your computer and your database.

Update everything in a timely manner. That includes security software, but it also includes browser and operating system updates. You may also want to consider additional programs, like ad blockers, that can keep you safe from a wide variety of threats.

The best approach to security is definitely one that includes many different techniques and methods to keep both your business and your customers safe.

Educate Yourself on Scammer Techniques

Sometimes, you’re at fault when it comes to compromising the safety of your business or your customers. Don’t be too hard on yourself though. Scammers can be tricky!

It pays to educate yourself on the best ways to protect yourself from online fraud. That includes:
  •  Never clicking on a link from an untrustworthy sender
  •  Double checking email addresses to make sure the sender is who they say they are
  •  Keeping tabs on your social media followers and deleting fake or hacked accounts
When in doubt, it’s always a good policy to throw it out. Falling for a scam could mean losing control of important company information, and it can also mean your customers have to deal with drained bank accounts.

Online safety is about more than just keeping your business safe—it means keeping your customers safe too! With these tips, you can confidently do both so your company remains successful for many years to come.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

HAMR: Swimming robo roach makes a splash

HAMR

HAMR, the robotic amphibious roach

There have been a few insect-robots like the RoboBee and VelociRoACH that have been created in the past and the latest insect robot is the HAMR, an amphibious roach. The HAMR or the Harvard Ambulatory MicroRobot was created by Harvard University.

In 2013, the actual HAMR was created and it was tether controlled. It measures 4.4 cm long and moves at a speed of 8.4 body lengths per second. It was created by using 23 microscopic layers of material that was sandwiched together and the patterns were cut out using laser.

The latest version of the HAMR weighs 1.65 grams and features four foot-pads on the four legs. This robotic roach created by the scientists is amphibious in nature. It can walk on land as well as swim on the surface of the water. The HAMR is also designed to walk underwater as long as it is desired, enabling the robot to explore new environments.


Working of the HAMR


When the HAMR enters the water, the foot pads provide the surface tension-induced buoyancy to prevent it from sinking. There is a provision for flaps on the underside of the pads that helps it to move across the water. The HAMR moves its legs in a swimming motion at a frequency of up to 10 Hertz. When the robot moves across the surface of the water it can evade any of the obstacles present and also reduce drag. The HAMR has four pairs of asymmetric flaps and customized swimming gait that help it to swim on the surface of the water. There is an unsteady interaction created between the passive flaps of the robot and the surrounding water which enables the robot to swim forward and turn.

From the underside of the pads, the HAMR can apply electric current to the water. This is electrowetting whereby the voltage that is applied will reduce the contact angle between an object and the water surface. Due to this the surface tension breaks and the robot sinks.

The robot uses the same mechanism to walk along the bottom of the water just like it walks on land. There is a watertight coating of a polymer known as Parylene to prevent shorting of the HAMR.

In order to get onto the land the HAMR has to break through the surface. A water surface tension force which is almost twice the robotic weight pushes the robot down. There is also an induced torque that increases the friction on the hind legs of the robot. To overcome this difficulty, the scientists have stiffened the transmission of the HAMR and put soft pads to the front legs of the robot. This helps to increase the payload capacity and the friction gets redistributed to enable the robot to climb. The robot then walks up an incline and breaks out of the water surface.

There is a possibility of using technology that gets its inspiration from geckos such as the gecko-inspired adhesives or jumping mechanisms where the HAMR can come out of the water without the use of a ramp or a slope.
 

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Google Duplex: Google's Eerie Human Phone Bot is Ready for the Real World

Google Duplex gets a Redo

These days everyone is on the AI bandwagon, from apps to gaming, you can see AI on all these platforms. So why not get AI to book appointments and reservations at restaurants? That’s what Google thought back in May when it released a bot to make reservations and other stuff, called Google Duplex. On first hearing the voice, many thought it was weird and just didn’t sound right.

At the Google’s developer conference in May, a bot or AI or Google Duplex was heard calling a salon and a restaurant to book a reservation on behalf of a human. This initial show of Duplex caused many to raise a number of issues with the chat bot, one of them being that the person on the other end did not know that they were talking to a chat bot and the other that they did not even know they were being recorded. Both of these issues significantly invades a person’s privacy and the said person is unaware of both these issues.

Google Duplex to get a redo:

Google has since then taken these issues seriously and a few weeks before Google Duplex can be used by a small number of small businesses and users, Duplex has got a big redo.

Google aims to address these issues at a time when it has released a set of principles that prevents Googlers from using AI tech in technologies that could affect or violate human rights.

Google Duplex in a Demonstration: 


This time around in order to show case the new and improved version of Duplex, Google used a Hummus shop down the road from their headquarters in Mountain View, California. Google got Duplex to make a reservation at the restaurant which they played through the restaurant’s speakers so that the assembled reporters could hear Google Duplex in action.

As soon Duplex hit the ears of all those present a few differences were immediately apparent. Google’s Duplex informed the person on the other line that it is Google’s automated booking service and that it’ll be recording the call.

There were even Google’s representatives present to answer any questions that the reporters might have. The reporters were even given a chance to rotate around and answer the phone. Google’s duplex was being made to call through Google assistant from a laptop just a few feet away in the restaurant.

While many reporters took their turn at the restaurant, many of them tried to trip up the chat bot and when the chat bot was unable to satisfactorily complete the call, another person came on line which one would barely notice as a real human being.

 

No regrets: 


Google had no regrets at showing Duplex at their developer’s conference back in May. They said they were only demonstrating the technology side of things and all the feedback that they received was really helpful in making changes and going forward.

But another question arises now, Do people really feel a need to fulfill their obligations of attending an appointment, especially now that a bot is placing an order on their behalf?

Monday, 25 June 2018

What is the Best Laptop Under $1000 in 2018?

Best Laptop Under $1000?

Laptop under $1000 - Which one is best for your use?

Regular laptop users always look for a high-quality model at a lower price. Especially a laptop under $1000 is affordable to most of the users. However, it is not easy to get a good laptop within this range. The manufacturers try to adjust the features while controlling the price rate. For instance, some of the laptops may have powerful CPU, while their build quality is lower than others. As a laptop buyer, you can try to check out whether your chosen model has a balance of all the features. You may also focus on those specs that are most useful to you.

We have researched on various models of laptop under $1000, and made a list of them to help you in purchasing the right one. We have picked the products from the most reputable brands in the laptop and computer market.

Best Laptop under $1000 :Acer's Aspire E 15


We have chosen it as the first model in our list of low-priced laptops. With a crosshatch patterned matte lid and black colored plastic, Aspire E 15 have a solid and sturdy structure. This is a 15.6-inch model with a brushed aluminum deck. On the left-hand side, there are USB connectors (3.0), VGA-out and Ethernet port. Aspire E 15 includes Core i3 processor, and its colorful display works with 1080p. On the right-hand side, there are audio jack and DVD drive. You can get 1TB 5,400-rpm and 4GB RAM as the storage space.

This laptop has decent keyboard that gives you a good feel, while the 10-key numeric pad is another organized feature. The layout of the keys is of god standard. However, the backlight system of keyboard has no option for adjusting the level of brightness.

Now, while talking about the display, we can say that there is 1920 by 1080 panel. This panel helps you in watching any film trailer in detail.

We do not want to call Aspire E 15 as the gaming laptop. Still, you can play lots of games with this system. But, it is slight thicker than other models, like Dell Inspiron 15 5000. There is no touch-sensitive screen on this laptop.

The battery charge of Aspire E 15 can last all through your working hours. You have to recharge it after nine hours of continuous working with the system.

Latest Technology Laptop under $1000: Acer Spin 5 


We have chosen another product of Acer that has a low-price range. Its weight is only 3.3lbs, and the model is very thin. The dark-gray colored lid may make you think that the laptop is just a metal piece. The silver logo is present on it.

The remains surrounded with the thick bezels, while the deck looks like the lid. On the laptop’s left side, there are USB ports, HDMI output and USB-C. The display size is 13.3 inches, and it gives a good look to the laptop. Speaker system of this model is at the top portion, and that is why it is able to produce louder sound.

The laptop design is convertible, and it includes a hinge that can rotate 360 degrees. There is also integrated microphone and fingerprint sensor. For connectivity, you can use Bluetooth.

However, the battery charge of this laptop lasts for seven hours, and in this case, other laptops of competitive brands can beat it. Due to consistent use, the laptop can turn out little amount of heat. This, the manufacturer has added a vent for redirecting this heat away from you.

User Friendly Laptop under $1000: Dell Inspiron 15 7000


While you are looking for a gaming laptop at a lower price, you can choose it. The combination of red and black color has created the smartest look. The lid is soft to touch, and you can find Dell’s red logo on it. The screen has the resolution value of 1080p, while its size is 15.6 inches. However, the audio quality of this laptop is average as the speaker needs to be little louder. This laptop has RAM memory of 8GB and SSD of 256GB.

Now, let’s talk about the battery. While you use internet continuously through Wi-Fi, the battery lasts for 7 hours. At the time of gaming, you have to place the laptop on the desk or table. However, when you are playing game continuously, the touchpad and the base may gain some heat.

This Inspiron 15 model includes different ports, including 3 USB-A and USB-C port, SD slot, headphone jack and Ethernet jack. Its keyboard blends letter with red colored backlights, and its touchpad looks different due to the red perimeter. Although there is nothing new in the design, you will surely get pleased with the slight modifications that Dell has introduced to its laptops.

Budget Friendly Laptop under $1000 Alienware 13


For those, who are looking for a VR-ready laptop, this product is the right option. The 1440p OLED screen has made this laptop differentiated from others. 6GB RAM and GTX 1060 GPU are other notable features of this laptop. Moreover, 512GB SSD has offered you much space. Motherboard has limited space for using M.2 sticks.

There is also 6GB graphics card that works for most of the applications. However, you can find an option of using graphics amplifier, which is able to work with Nvidia cards and AMD. While you have plugged the amplifier, it performs its work.

The design of this laptop is attractive with a sturdy build. The weight of this product 5.8 pounds, and it is little heavier that seventeen-inch laptops. The aluminum structure has made the design much resilient.

This is a touchscreen laptop with 1440p resolution, which enables you to enjoy sharp pictures. There is a backlit system on the keyboard, while the trackpad also has RGB lights.

Thus, while you are looking for a reliable laptop under $1000, you may pick any of the above products for your use. However, you should also check out the accurate price rate of every laptop. As lots of users look for low price range laptops, we have chosen all these products for them.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Intel: Pushing the Boundaries of Modern Computers at Computex

Intel

Intel to Boost Battery Life

Intel to boost battery life, yes Intel is all about doubling battery life by introducing a simple tech. Intel believes that battery life can be boosted by in fact reducing the consumption of energy by the display screens in laptops. At an announcement at Computex in Taipei, Intel recently created quite a stir by saying that they, by reducing the display screen’s battery’s consumption, they could actually double the battery life of a laptop device.

The most energy hungry part in a laptop is the display, so if the consumption of energy by the display is reduced, the battery life of a laptop can be increased. Currently laptop displays use about 2 watts. Intel says that by bringing down consumption to 1 watt means that we could see even 28 hour laptop battery life.

How is Intel going to boost battery life? 


One way by which Intel plans on boosting battery life and reducing display consumption is by co-engineering low power display technology. This tech co- created by Intel appears in a 1 watt panel manufactured by Innolux and Sharp, which apparently cuts LCD power consumption by half.

Testing of these panels by Intel: 


Intel says that it has seen laptops battery life increase from 20 hours to 24 hours using the tech and in some case it has also seen a jump in power of 4- 8 hours with the low power display technology.

This low power display tech is like a specification for manufacturing companies to meet, if these specifications are met while developing a display then Intel’s processors could use their integrated graphics card to adjust other settings such as refresh rate, brightness as well as various other settings that will boost battery life and reduce display consumption.

So in order to boost battery life, manufacturers would not only have to build display panels that match the low power consumption spec but also would have to use Intel processors to control the display and its settings, all to boost battery life of the laptop.

Cutting battery consumption by looking at the display was the right way to go as the display screens in devices are a major component that is known for consuming a lot of energy. As of now Sharp and Innolux are the only companies who have adopted the low power display tech in their manufacturing of display panels.

5G laptops in 2019: 


At the recent Computex, Intel also talked about selling Intel Processors for 5G connected PCs around the world. Intel is reportedly working with Acer, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft in bringing the first 5G connected PCs to the world in 2019.

Besides this Intel also plans on bringing out 10 more 4G PCs with partners like Acer, Dell, Asus and HP. This is in addition to the 25 4G connected PCs that are already on the market.

All this news at the Computex comes as Intel celebrates its 50th anniversary next month.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018 will be a Delight for Gamers

E3
For gamers Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is the most awaited convention which brings the latest titles and release cycles of them for the year ahead. This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo(E3) 2018 is being held in Lost Angeles and it is all set to bring a massive collection of new titles offering for the gamers globally.

Giving a firm option against the competitors

Microsoft has so far played the third fiddle when it comes to modern day gaming console maker. But the launch of the latest X box is set to change everything for good and it will settle it as a major option against the likes for PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. It should be noted that at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 there wouldn't be any new console and to be honest there wouldn't be any new console from Microsoft until 2020. But Microsoft is coming up with the new Halo game which will be more than enough for the gamers to choose Xbox console over other to enjoy this remarkably great gameplay.

Secondly Microsoft will also be unveiling as many as 50 games along with 20 exclusive titles to debut on the Xbox consoles. Microsoft has already enhanced the gaming portfolio for its Xbox console which now features the popular Gears of War, Cuphead and Ori adventure games. Microsoft has admitted that it has turned its head towards gaming community and its team is actively focused on bringing the best for the gamers. It has received incredible demand from the fans andusers to come up with more exclusive and first party titles for its console and it will be delivering the same officially at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018.

Ubisoft, Sony and Electronic Arts to unveil new titles

Ubisoft is expected to unveil its Star Fox, Beyond Good and Evil 2 titles which have got some serious fan following in the recent times. At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 this French gaming firm will also be bringing the next version of its popular post-apocalyptic online shooting game. It will be named as 'The Division 2'. Another famous series run by the Ubisoft is the Assassin Creed which is all set to comes with the 11th instalment named Assassin's Creed: Odyssey at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018.
Sony had a quite year so far but the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 it is looking forward to shake the things up. It will release more number of new iterations of its popular hit games. It is also expected to unveil a new action game named Control as well as the remake of ever popular Resident Evil 2 zombie-killing game.
Electronic Arts is all set to showcase its next Battlefield game named Battlefield 5 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018. It will also be releasing a new Star Wars based game called Jedi Fallen Order. Jedi Fallen order is being eagerly awaited by the fans globally and it is expected that this game will be realising during the holiday season at the end of the year.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

How to Minimize Privacy Risks from Smart Gadgets

Smart Gadgets Echo

Smart Gadgets are prone to Security Risks

As the number of smart gadgets keep increasing, they make our homes smarter and lives easier. On the flip side, the smart gadgets are prone to security risks thus making them vulnerable to hacking.
There are a number of smart gadgets that have become vulnerable and prone to security risks. The Amazon Echo smart speaker had sent a private conversation to an acquaintance thus increasing the risk of the new voice-enabled technology.

Another smart gadget in the form of a smart doll which was seemingly a harmless toy was in fact a security risk. The smart gadget was used by hackers to intercept conversations over the connection.

A smart car too is not free from security risks. According to security researchers, the common car gadgets were vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The telematic control unit (TCU) are used for navigation, voice and data communication. The researchers were able to attack one of the TCU gadgets which was basically used to track per-mile insurance. The device that was installed in the car enabled them to hack into the car’s systems thereby taking complete control of all the functions of the car.

Let us take into account another smart gadget like the smart fridge. It is easy to get all the information regarding the user’s Gmail. A hacker can intercept all communications over a compromised internet connection. The home network that is connected to the smart fridge becomes vulnerable. According to the security researchers, a flaw in the SSL integration makes it easy for the hackers to access the network and in turn keep a track on all the activity linked to the user name and password that connects the fridge to the Gmail.

Various ways of protecting the smart gadgets from cyber attacks 


There are a few ways to ensure that your smart gadgets are safe from hackers. We can adopt certain practices to make our homes and personal data safe.

Our primary goal is to ensure that the network that enables all the smart gadgets is secure. Make sure that you do not connect to open or any public Wi-fi. On your home Wi-fi, enable password protected access. In case you have a default password on a router, make sure to change it.

On all the smart gadgets that are connected, make sure that all the operating systems are updated.
Get a secure router where the network security is enhanced.

Buy smart gadgets with added security. 


If the smart gadget that you are using is a smart speaker, then you can turn off the microphone button so that any private conversations are not prone to attacks.

In the case of smartphones you can turn off the mic access to all the apps except those apps used for video conferencing or voice recorders.

You can cover the camera of your smart gadgets like laptops or smartphones to prevent spying. The security camera in the house can be turned towards the wall when you are at home.

Since we are in an age where smart gadgets have become a part of our daily lives, we should make sure that we buy devices after checking out the reviews and also check out videos that will keep you aware of the security risks and glitches.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

How to add PayPal to Google Pay

PayPal to have Bigger Role on Google Pay

PayPal has been on Google Pay for some time now, to be exact a year. But now PayPal is going to have a bigger role in Google Pay. A recent partnership between Google and PayPal, has given PayPal a bigger function, you can now use PayPal with YouTube, Google Play and Gmail.

But mind you, this feature is not yet available and will be usable only later in the year. A partnership a year back between PayPal and Google Pay allows you to purchase things using PayPal and there is nothing new to that except now you will be able to use PayPal to pay for services on Gmail, Google Play and YouTube.

Making PayPal the Default Payment method on Google Pay:


You can make PayPal the default payment method on Google Pay and doing this means that PayPal becomes the payment method for all services such as those provided by Google like Gmail, Google Store, YouTube and Google Pay.

Making PayPal the default payment method on Google Pay is simple all you need is the Google Pay app and to follow some simple instructions. All you have to do is to tap on the “Cards” tab to open it and then add the plus icon to add PayPal.

From the other payments methods select PayPal and you’re almost done. Next all you have to do is log into your PayPal account and enter your details and PIN. Finally, set a default top up amount and press on agree to terms and conditions to finish the set up process.

Making Changes to PayPal on Google Pay:


To make any changes in the PayPal account in Google Pay, all you need to do is go to the “Cards” tab section and make the changes such as make it the default payment method or even see recent payments activity.

But this feature does not work with all changes. Certain changes such as changing the top up amount or changing the PIN requires you go to the PayPal app.

To make any changes on the PayPal app all you have to do is go to the Settings tab and select Google Pay and then you can change things like you can put off the default top off requirement, change the PIN or remove PayPal as a default payment method on Google Pay.

You cannot use PayPal everywhere:


At present all is not so easy. PayPal can be used only where it is an accepted payment method. Right now PayPal can be used only in selected areas. There is still time for this service to become completely seamless.

Another limitation of using PayPal on Google Pay is that if your balance is not sufficient, then the full top up amount that you selected will be added to the PayPal balance even if you don’t need that much to complete the transaction. Fortunately this amount is not stuck on PayPal and can be transferred to the bank too.

Monday, 28 May 2018

YouTube Music Starts Rolling Out: 6 Reasons You are Gonna Like It


For the Music Lovers out there: YouTube brings you-“YouTube Music”

Recently YouTube announced YouTube music for all the music lovers out there which is basically for everyone. A week later and you have YouTube music already rolled out to the U.S. of A, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico, with other countries coming shortly. All your music needs will be in one place now with YouTube Music.

You’ll be able to jam out to your favorite tunes, get recommendations based on your searches, don’t know the name of that song? No worries YouTube music has got you covered, all you have to do is place the name of the lyrics into the search bar and your sorted. You can even get songs to suit your schedule like on being on that train commute to office or while you’re on that grueling workout regime. But, now to elaborate further….

Everything under one roof with YouTube Music: 


Forget looking for songs in multiple places, instead of having a number of apps for music, you can get everything with YouTube music under one roof. Whether it is singles, whole albums or music videos, YouTube music has got everything. You can even watch concerts and get those really hard to find songs all with YouTube Music.

Recommendations customized just for you on YouTube music: 


Get recommendations just for you, right on your home screen. These recommendations will be based on your searches as well as where you’re at and what you are currently doing- you maybe at the gym, but no worries YouTube music has a playlist just for you.

Playlist Galore with YouTube Music: 


YouTube Music has got thousands upon thousands of playlists just for you and your moods. There’s “Blogged 50” if you’re in the mood for new songs and “Indie Under Pressure” to get you going on those terrible workouts.

Search smart with YouTube Music: 


Can’t remember the name of that song? You think you got those lyrics down but actually they’re wrong? No hassles, YouTube music is here to save the day or in your case get that song’s name which for the life of you can’t get out of your head.

Browse Music based on current trends:


Want to see what’s trending? YouTube music has got a hotlist screen that shows you all the latest and greatest in current music. No matter where you’re at which place across the globe you find yourself in, you can get the latest or those that are trending in your region.

Download your music hassle free on YouTube music: 

No internet connection? That’s not a problem cause you can now download your favorite tunes when you do have connection and then listen to them without those annoying ads going around in the background whenever you want.

Paid members also get an offline mixtape that automatically downloads songs that YouTube Music thinks you will like just in case you forgot to do so.

For Google Play Music members out there: 

Members will be able to access all their music and also be able to add music just like always.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Lynq is a Dead-Simple Gadget for Finding Your Friends Outdoors

Lynq

Finding Your Friends Easily with Lynq

Ever found yourself in a large crowd and for the life of you couldn’t locate where your friends or family were? Well no more. There’s a new gadget in town by the name of Lynq, this dandy device helps you locate you friends easily without any distress. It is simple to use and highly effective. All lynq needs is for you to enter your friends or families names and you won’t ever have to worry about going and looking for them if they or you are lost.

Lynq becomes a handy little tool that you simply clip onto your bag or jeans to locate friends in a fair or concert or while camping. You never have to say I’m by so-and-so thing again and what’s even more interesting is that this cool device does not require an internet connection to work. It is simple and neat.

All about Lynq:

A few features here and there and that’s all what Lynq does. It gets you to your friends when you’re lost and that is great in and of itself. Using a combination of GPS and kinetic positioning, it tells you your position in relation to your friends.

There are no pins on a map or directions or coordinates to tell you where your friends are, just simply a vector that works anywhere outdoors. All you see is a blob that moves around lynq’s screen to tell you where your friends are. The closer they are the larger the blob in the direction they can be found and vice versa.

With lynq, up to 12 persons can get connected and this device works for up to 3 miles or longer depending on the outdoors.

A few Features with Lynq: 


Besides adding your friends into the its system, the device also allows you to navigate to a home location or base point where all connected lynq devices can point toward and a safe zone that warns you when a person leaves the safe radius.

You could even send basic messages which are already preset into the system like “help” or “meet up”.

Other uses of Lynq: 


Other than taking lynq on camping trips, this gadget is useful for keeping track of the elderly, pets, kids or it can be really useful for rescue workers too.

While it is really helpful for civilians, the military too found it very useful. In a joint testing program with the Thai ministry of defense, the U.S. Pacific Command found this gadget extremely useful in finding soldiers in the absence of any radio signal. It also helped them to get into formation faster for conducting a search mission.

This gadget has not only captured the interest of the US government but is also easy to understand and use.

When not in use lynq switches off but continually receives data behind the scenes. This helps in saving battery and plus when you open back the screen there is no lag in data. This gadget can be got for $154 for a pair and the price is likely to go up soon, so you might want to grab a pair before it does.

Friday, 18 May 2018

3 Reasons Google's Pixel Watch May Tempt You Away From An Apple Watch

Why Google Pixel Watch Maybe better than an Apple watch for you?

Looks like Wear OS maybe getting another boost of revival from Google. The first boost the OS got was by Google changing its name from Android Wear to Wear OS as a means of showing people that the new moniker could work with both an iPhone as well as android. Basically what I’m trying to say is that Apple users can now sync their iPhones with Wear OS. But getting on with this second boost to Wear OS, Google is planning on releasing a smart watch titled Google Pixel Watch.

So get saving for this Christmas because by that time Google would have released its pixel watch which is supposed to be great. Google is planning on not only one watch but three watches under the Pixel banner. These three pixel watches will not only have the latest in Wear OS but will also show off Google’s operating system’s true potential.

Why this Pixel watch will be better than the others?


Google pixel watch will be all set to stand off stiff competition this year with Apple releasing it’s Apple Watch 4 and Samsung’s Gear 4 coming out in the later- half of this year and let me tell you these brands do not fool around either. We can surely expect the best from these brands later this year.
But since this will be Google’s first Smart Watch release and that too under its Pixel flagship offering, we’re definitely hoping that Google comes out with something that will blow our minds away.

Why Google may stand up to other big brands with its Pixel Watch?


Apart from the other tech that is going into the Pixel watch, there is news that a new Qualcomm chipset will be present in the Pixel watch. This will be the first new Qualcomm chipset going into a wearable since the last Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 was released back in 2016.

As of now there is no confirmation that the Pixel watch will have this chipset but with a Qualcomm representative saying that the chipset will be going into a device that is coming out at the year end, we have our fingers crossed that this chipset could be going into the new Pixel watch.

With this being Google’s first smart watch undertaking and because it has to provide a reference design for other third party manufacturers who are playing around with the Wear OS platform, this new Pixel Watch will definitely have to stand out from its competition.

The Pixel brand has become Google’s go to brand in past few years, with them releasing smart phone after smart phone, so now releasing a smart watch under the same banner means that Google won’t be taking any chances.

Besides all this we expect Google to bring out the latest in smart watches like GPS, LTE connectivity, fitness tracking, heart rate monitoring, NFC for mobile payments, getting notifications on the go feature, tracking for various sports to name a few.

Monday, 14 May 2018

A Recent Patent shows How Samsung's Long-Awaited Galaxy X Foldable Smartphone

Galaxy X Foldable Smartphone

Samsung gets Galaxy X foldable design patented!

The web has long been a strife with rumors of a foldable smart phone from Samsung and apparently this is one rumor that is turning out to be true. At first, when the rumors just started, a foldable smartphone was a thing of the future and no one gave it much thought apart from those rumors but now looking at the patent filed by Samsung, the foldable galaxy X design seems to be becoming a reality. But then again things often filed by tech companies don’t really see the light of day, let alone reach the production belt.

On May second, Samsung was granted multiple patents for its foldable Galaxy X smart phone design and the way it will work. With the Samsung Galaxy X design, you can fold the smart phone not only in halves but also in thirds, yes you read right the new Samsung Galaxy X design may come in thirds. As mentioned earlier, getting a patent and making the final product incorporating the patented article is not a done deal, but who knows with the amount of research Samsung has put into the Galaxy X design there is more than likely chance that Samsung would follow up with its patent.

The idea of folding the Samsung Galaxy X smartphone into three parts: 


On May 3rd Samsung got multiple designs for its foldable smartphone patented and these patents also show how the smart phone will work with all that folding.

You can use the smart phone by itself, what I mean is that it can be used just like a normal smartphone or you could bend it in half with two apps on either screen of the smart phone or with one whole app on both screens, with half the app on one screen and the other half of the app on the other screen of the Galaxy X smart phone.

You can even carry around the smart phone as folded up phone or maybe as a whole too. With the folded up piece of smart phone, you now have a smart phone the fraction the size of an average day smart phone and you can carry the thing in your pocket without having any problems.

Samsung’s Trifold Galaxy X smart phone: 


The Galaxy X smart phone will also be available in three folds too. This version of the smart phone will be longer than the normal half foldable smart phone and can be bent into three parts.

You can open up one side of the three part foldable Galaxy X phone and get your notifications or you can fold the Galaxy X smart phone in such a way as to prop the phone on one side and have a support for the other two screens. Alternatively the Galaxy X can be folded into a triangular shape to get one screen on.

 

Samsung’s Galaxy X is not the only foldable phone: 


Another smart phone to tote around the foldable feature is the ZTE Axon M, with this phone you can get two full screens that can be folded up together.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Turning your house into a smart home with the Google Assistant

Google Assistant- your assistant at home too!

In the past couple of years smart everything has taken off, from smart cars to smart phones to even smart homes, all you need to do is say something like “turn on the lights” and the assistant will turn them on for you. No more have you to worry about switching off the lights or finding that TV remote that does not seem to be in the right place when you go to look for it. In today’s era you have the likes of Google assistant there to meet your every demand.

Using only your voice you can do multiple things in your house or in other words get the Google assistant to do stuff for you. Google has recently reported that many of the major brands in the US have tied up with Google assistant to smart control a house. Google assistant can now be found on 5,000 and counting appliances in a household. The Google assistant can be found on cameras, dishwashers, fridges, thermostats, switches, security systems, ovens and the list goes on and on, basically everything you can think off in the house.

Google assistant in your living room: 

As Google plans on bringing Google assistant to more devices this year, they have started by making your living room a smart entertainment center. You can tell the Google assistant to play music or put on that movie or play that show, all from the comfort of you couch and simply by using your voice.
Google plans on making every TV a smart TV with Chromecast, so now using Google assistant with your TV won’t be a problem, all you have to do is tell the Google home what you want and presto! It is done. Google is also working closely with other TV brands to make Google assistant compatible with the next generation of TVs.

Google assistant your new security- guard: 


Google assistant can even be found in your home’s security system. If you have a nest hello doorbell, then the Google assistant will inform you whenever someone comes, through a chime i to your smart speaker or to your phone. You could even watch whoever’s at the door through your phone or TV.
The Nest product was the first to ship with all these Google features and Google plans on bringing out Google assistant on more security devices later this year.

Google assistant on other gadgets as well: 


As we mentioned earlier, you can switch on almost everything with the Google assistant and you could do this through your smartphone or smart speaker. You could even transform your phone into your very own personal control hub of sorts, when you’re out of the house too.

Google has recently collaborated with Deutsche Telekom’s Magnets Hub and IKEA’s lighting system, which will enable many devices in the household to be activated with the Google assistant. Google plans on tying up with many more brands over the year to bring the Google assistant to more nooks and crannies of the house.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Android P Beta Announced at Google I/O 2018

Android P Beta

Android P Beta gets unveiled at the Google I/O

Google has redefined the android experience with the launch of the Android P beta update at the Google I/O. This update is making its way to the Pixel devices at once along with a number of high profile smartphone from other manufacturers. Here are some of the cool new features which are debuting with the Android P Beta.

Adaptive is the new power

Adaptive battery feature is designed to offers more consistent battery experience on the Android devices. It makes use of the AI along with the machine learning which helps in understanding the user's usage patterns and prioritize the battery power consumption for the apps and services which are most required by the user. Android P will come loaded with a new Adaptive Brightness feature which is way ahead of the simple automatic brightness. Adaptive brightness effectively makes use of the machine learning to adapt with the lightening requirement in accordance with outer conditions. This is done automatically without the help of human input in a fast and reliable fashion.

Android P wants you to spend less time on the phone

Millennial are just always glued to their devices whether they want it or not. In order to help them get rid of this ugly habit, Android P comes with a new feature called dashboard. This feature will simply showcase the amount of time spent on different apps on the given device. Apart from that, it will also show how many times the phone was unlocked and how many notifications were received throughout. This is helpful both for the developer as they will get to know the user behaviour and take the right course of action to make their device more interactive while users can heed t the stats to use the phone lesser.

Keeping a tab on the user’s ‘Digital Wellbeing’

Google has given immense focus on the user's digital wellbeing and as a result, it has come up with a new feature called App timer. This feature will help users in setting up the time limits on the apps and users will be notified about it through graying of the app icon. As the smartphone has gone smarter with each passing year people had started to rely more on the handheld device more than needed and this had started affecting the wellbeing to a great extent.

Google has taken a note of it and brought some crafty feature embedded with the Android P to help the users without sounding adamant. One such cool feature is Wind Down as the name suggests it is designed for those users who tend to use a smartphone while lying on the bed for a longer period of time. This feature will require the user to set a bedtime upon which it will turn on the night mode, Don Not Disturb and even change the screen to grayscale.

Another feature worth talking about is the much needed Do Not Disturb. This not just silences the phone against the incoming calls & notifications but also suspends all the visual interruptions that can come up on the screen. These are just some of the notable features, tweaks and enhancements made by the Google in the upcoming Android P update.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

7 Best Wireless Routers to Buy in 2018

Best Routers to Buy in 2018

Today’s the era of digital connection. Everyone and anyone is connected online whether it is through their smart phones or computers or even nowadays their appliances, everything these days is connected and we too can’t seem to do without a good Wi-Fi connection. Therefore getting a good router to use at home is a necessity these days rather than a convenience item.

Today a common sighting in most households are smart phones, smart TVs, computers whether of the desktop or laptop variety and these are just some of the gadgets in a house that compete for bandwith. Now taking all these devices multiplied by the people living in the house, it becomes absolutely necessary to get a good router to get amazing connectivity to all those devices. That is why we have compiled together a list of best routers of 2018. To choose a router you have to check for throughput, range and many other features and we have done all that for you right here on our list of best routers for 2018.

Top pick of best router for the year 2018: 

 

One of the best Wi- Fi routers out there is the Google Wi- Fi. This mesh Wi- Fi uses two or more wireless devices to provide Wi- Fi connectivity for the whole household. This Wi- Fi router becomes ideal for a place of medium to large area, which would otherwise require two or more points within the house.

When we think of buying a router the first thing that comes to mind is the set up and how tedious it is going to be and after that thought, we just put off buying a good router. But this is not the case with the Google Wi- Fi router. The setup is simple enough and there is an app to go along with it. All you have to do is download the app onto your gadget ( the one with a screen), plug the router into a power source, attach your old router through the gigabit Ethernet port and then just follow the instructions on the screen and then voila! You have a reliable router at your disposal.

Another great thing about this router is that it automatically downloads updates to its firmware so you always get the best security and software that is out there. The router on this list of best routers of 2018 costs $258 for three and $129 for a single unit.

Netgear’s Tri Band Orbi RBK50 on the list of best routers of 2018: 


With this router you get most of the features available with Netgear’s nighthawk that is static routing, advanced port mapping, backups and firewall rules. You even get MU-MIMO support, four port switches on satellite and three port gigabit ethernet switch on the router. If you are on the lookout for a good Wi-Fi mesh router then this Netgear router is the one for you. It may not come with an app but it still offers great connectivity and two units seamlessly covers an area of 5000sq feet.

Best Gaming Router in 2018- Asus ROG Rapture GT- AC5300: 


If you are not one to shrink away when seeing the price, then this router maybe the one for you. This $385 gaming router for most maybe overkill with 4 by 4 MU-MIMO support, 8 gigabit LAN ports with link aggregation and dual WANsupport, but it is one of the best routers out there mostly used by the gaming community but can be a great buy too if you can afford the price tag.

This Triband router can deliver 5300mbps of output and you can also add 5GHz of bandwith to gaming devices. Other activities can use the other 5GHz band or the 2.4GHz bandwith.

Another Best Router Buy- Netgear’s Nighthawk X6: 


Another excellent buy on the best router of 2018 list is the Netgear Nighthawk X6. While it may not have as many of the features listed with other routers on this list, it is still an excellent buy for a little over $200.

One other best Router on this list is the Asus RT- AC88U AC3100 Dual Band: 


This router like most of the other routers on this list comes with a ton of features. Having excellent speed and range is a given for the routers appearing on the list of best routers of 2018. This router comes with MU-MIMO support, 8 gigabit LAN support with link aggregation dual- WAN support. This budget friendly router is available for $237.55

You best Average day Router- Asus RT- Ac68U AC1900 802.11ac Router:


For those on the look- out for a great router but don’t want the frills attached with most $200+ models out there, this Asus router is the one for you. Don’t think that just because this router costs lessthan $200 that is sub – optimal or that it does not offer great speeds because let me tell you it offers great speeds and has a good range too.

It support 600Mbps on a 2.4 GHz band and can reach upto 1300 Mbps on 5GHz band. This budget friendly router comes with 4 gigabit LAN ports and one WAN port, 2.0 USB port, USB 3.0 port and this router even has removable antennas. This router on the best router list of 2018 is available at $140.

Another Great Buy on the best router list- Synology RT2600ac: 


This router comes with a lot of features for an under $200 router and it has a 1.7 GHz dual core processor, support for MU-MIMO and still clocks in at lesser than $200.

It can reach up to 1,733 Mbps while on 5GHz bandwith and upto 800 Mbps on a 2.4 GHz band. This is an excellent router for everyday home usage and it can also double up as a network storage server.

Another budget friendly router on the best router list of 2018- TP Link Archer C7 1750: 


If you want something that simply does the job at good enough speeds and are not that interested in features that you may never use then this $70 router is definitely one for you.

Finding the Industrial Parts You Need Doesn't Have to Be a Chore

Are you a business owner who depends on finding new industrial parts for your workplace? If this is a constant problem, you're probably ready to make use of any new solution that may present itself. Luckily, there have been quite a few tech breakthroughs in the past two decades that can come to your aid. As it stands in the 21st century, finding phenolic wheel casters and other supplies is easier than ever. Of course, a lot depends on your ability to make use of the resources that are now available to you. Once you master the learning curve, the sky is truly the only limit.

Why is it So Important to Get the Best Deal on Industrial Supplies?

When it comes to ordering the caster wheels and other supplies you require, it's on you to make sure that you are getting the very best deal. This is because it's never going to be anyone else's responsibility to look out for the welfare of your business. But it's also because you are the only one who truly knows just what your business requires to keep functioning at a productive and profitable level. For these reasons, you are the one who is on the hook when it comes to making the best possible decisions on behalf of your business.

Where Can You Turn to in Order to Guarantee a Good Deal?

In the old days, you really didn't have much choice when it came to ordering the industrial supplies that you needed. You had one or two industrial parts suppliers that you could visit in your immediate local area. You also had a plethora of mail order catalogs that you may or may not be able to order from. This is why the advent of the world wide web is so crucial. All of a sudden, your options for ordering the industrial parts you require have increased by an exponential factor.

Using the Web to Order the Parts You Need is Your Best Option 

When it comes to finding viable options to order industrial parts, using the web as your guide is your best bet. A few minutes spent comparison shopping is a very worthy investment of your time. The sooner you learn how to use the web to order the parts you need, the better for your business.

Internet Marketing Success 101: Strategies That Promote Growth And Progress Online

Business owners who are seeking internet marketing success should know that there are multiple strategies that they can deploy to promote growth and progress online. Here are two of them:

1. Implement Content Marketing Strategies That Work. 

In addition to doing your target audience research, make sure that you implement content marketing strategies. Note that the content marketing process contains two parts. The first is the creation of content. This step will involve things like brainstorming topics for a blog post, creating the outline for the post, and then writing it. The second part of the content marketing process is publishing your work. This process can be quite complicated given that it might involve things like determining which channels you should use to publish your work. For example, your target market research might lead you to see that your customers regularly use platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to shop, communicate with friends, or gain information. If this is the case, you'd likely want to publish your content on these types of platforms.

There are a wide range of content marketing strategies that you might deploy to make your internet advertising process as effective as possible. One would be the use of listicles. As many online advertising experts know, listicles are important because they empower you to share information quickly by making your text scannable. The text becomes scannable as you put information in a bullet point list. In addition to utilizing listicles, consider the value of creating videos. These videos are important because people are more likely to attain their online information in the form of a video. Thus while text-based content like web articles and blog posts are important, this is not the only form of content you should be utilizing to share your brand's value with members of the target market. Typically, business owners lack knowledge and experience when it comes to the video production process. This is why it is typically prudent and practical for corporate leaders to hire a video production team to create their videos.

Note that much of your content will appear on your website. As such, you want to optimize all aspects of your website so when people visit it, they have an incredible experience. One great way to take your website to a new level is through the use of online shopping cart system services and products provided by companies such as 1shoppingcart.com. The shopping carts are important because they help your site shoppers store all the goods they want in a centralized virtual space until they're ready to make their final purchases.

2. Implement Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Techniques. 

One final technique that you can deploy to dominate in the digital realm is implementing search engine optimization (SEO) techniques. These techniques will increase your organization's likelihood of attaining page one ranking in the SERPs. There are a wide range of SEO techniques you can utilize to increase your chances of having your content consistently show up on the first page of major engines like Bing, Google, and Yahoo. Some of them include:
  •  inbound linking 
  •  outbound linking 
  •  target market research 
  •  keyword analysis
Conclusion 

Online marketing success will not just happen. Rather, business owners must work in a diligent, strategic manner to attain results. Start implementing these digital advertising techniques immediately to take your business into a deeper dimension of success soon!

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Atomically Thin Magnetic Device Could Lead to New Memory Technologies

Thin Magnetic Device

Atomically Thin Magnet Device Could Revolutionize Modern Technologies

Atomically thin magnetic devices could pave the way for new technologies in the field of cloud computing and consumer electronics. The modern digital technologies are made of magnetic materials. There has been a breakthrough by a team from the University of Washington in encoding data using magnets which are a few layers of atoms in thickness. This will be a leap forward in cloud computing technology and consumer electronics whereby data storage can be increased and there will be great improvements in energy efficiency.

According to reports that appeared in the ‘Science’ journal, there was a study conducted by researchers wherein they used very thin materials to control the electron flow based on the direction of their spins. The electronic spins are comparable with tiny subatomic magnets. Sheets of chromium tri-iodide (CrI3), a material considered as a 2-D magnetic insulator were used in the materials.

They used four sheets and each sheet was only atoms thick. It created an atomically thin magnetic system that could block electrons based on their spins and at the same time exerted 10 times stronger control than the other methods. This created a possibility of storing data on atomically thin magnets. The team was able to electrically control the magnetic properties of the atomically thin magnet.

The main challenge is to increase data storage and at the same time reduce the operation energy. The team is finding out how the atomically thin magnet could increase memory storage by taking advantage of the electron spins in each individual sheet. The researchers are looking at the possibility of achieving an increase in memory storage and reduction in operation energy. They are looking at ways of engineering atomically thin magnetic memory devices with lesser amount of energy consumption than what is presently achievable.

The working principle behind the atomically thin magnetic device

Two layers of CrI3 were sandwiched between the conducting sheets of graphene. Based on the spin alignment between the CrI3 sheets, there are two possibilities. One is the electrons can flow unimpeded between the graphene sheets or they can be blocked from flowing. These two possibilities could act as bits of the binary code for encoding data. They could act as the bits – zeroes and ones.

The operational units of this type of memory are magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ) or magnetic gates that can either impede or allow the flow of electrical current depending on the spin alignment in the junction. This magnetic gate helps to figure out the data storage on a small scale.

With four layers of CrI3 in the atomically thin magnet, the researchers discovered the possibility for multi-bit information storage. If we consider two CrI3 layers the spins are either in the same direction or in the opposite direction. This gives rise to two different rates for the electrons to flow through the magnetic gate.

When there are three or four CrI3 layers, there is a possibility of different combinations for the spin alignment between each layer giving rise to multiple, distinct rates for the electrons to flow through the atomically thin magnetic material from from graphene sheet to the next.

This enables the storage devices to have not only two choices but many more choices to store data. Thus the atomically thin magnetic devices that use the CrI3 junctions will be more efficient and will be able to store more data.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Mother's Day Gadget Gift Guide 2018

Your Gadget Gift Guide this Mother’s Day!!

So Mother’s day is around the corner and knowing what to give Mom can sometimes be a struggle, but not anymore with our Gadget gift guide, that does not have to be a problem anymore. This mother’s day makes life easier for Mother with these cool gadgets. If your Mother is already one of those gadget geeks, these gifts will surely be of interest to her but if not then you need not worry, this mother’s day transform your Mother into a gadget lover with the things on our list.

Sometimes picking out the most needed one can be a tough job. As the day looms closer ahead, it is an all-out rush to try and give the mother a unique gift that we know she would love. Giving something beautiful to Mothers on mother day is important, and that is why we have compiled a gadget gift guide for you. So brush away the tension sweat and get to reading this gadget gift guide for a hassle-free mother’s day.

Start with this Gadget Gift Guide with the Dyson Supersonic Iron Red Hairdryer:

You may be wondering what’s so cool about a hairdryer; my mom already has one. This product is not an ordinary hairdryer; the Dyson Supersonic Iron Red Hairdryer uses the laws of fluid dynamics while drying off your mother’s hair.
Gadget Gift Guide 2018


The hairdryer measures the air 20 times a second and regulates the heat the hairdryer gives out so as not to damage your hair. Using Fluid dynamics, the Dyson Hairdryer prevents the problem of hairdryers blocking up when they come too close to curtains or any other fabric for that matter.

With this hairdryer given as a gift, Mother will never have to worry about getting her hair burnt while drying her hair after the shower. Plus Mother will get that hot red case to go with the hairdryer helping her in all her packing woes. This cool hairdryer is one for the gadget gift guide and is available at just $549. 

Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 930 for the Gadget Gift Guide


Is your mother the OCD cleaning type? Then look no further, this gadget gift guide has got a gadget up its sleeve that is for you. The Ecovas Deebot Ozmo is a vacuum without any human intervention. The days of pulling and pushing a vacuum cleaner are gone. Now, it is the time to bring out those vacuums that you never have to bother about it. And charge them and send them out for a round of the house and then when their battery dies all you have to do is charge them up and send them out again.
Mother's Day Gadget Gift Guide 1


The Deebot Ozmo 930 comes with an app so you can monitor the places where the vacuum has been. You can regulate it where it goes, so that it does not get into the shower where, a heads up- it wouldn’t do too well, and you might also want to avoid those irritating wire filled areas too. So maybe a little human intervention is required but then again not much after all this is a mother’s day gadget gift guide and who gives a cleaning device right? But this gadget gift is one that is going to save Mother a lot of trouble and you too if your Mother is the OCD type and did I mention this gadget gift guide idea costs just $1299 if you look at it as a lifetime investment it is an excellent buy for Mother.

Gift your Mom a Sonos One from this Gadget Gift Guide:

Another idea on the gadget gift guide is to gift your Mother the Sonos One. Nowadays everyone and anyone needs a smart speaker and who more than a tired out mom needs it more? Sonos has been a brand that has been here for ages, and it has recently updated its tiniest speaker to go along with Alexa.

So this mother’s day takes the cue from the gadget gift guide and gifts your Mother the Sonos One so that now she can unwind and has more time to herself with the help of the trusty Alexa. She can tell the smart speaker to not only play music but also to make a- to-do list, check the weather, put on and off switches maybe even ask Alexa to tell a joke.
Gadget Gift Guide 3


If you have other Sonos speakers in your home, you can even use the Sonos One and integrate it with the rest of the Sonos family in your house. Your Mother can carry on listening to that favorite song of her’s as she walks into different rooms in the house doing her work. Buying the Sonos one is like taking a safe bet, and it only costs $299.

The Crumpler Vis- a – Vis Cabin Matte as a gift on this Gadget Gift Guide:


If you have a working Mother, then this bag is for you everybody could do with this bag even Mothers who need a much needed- break away from the fam. The Crumpler Cabin Matte has a compression system that allows you to stuff more things into every inch of the bag and ladies out there you know how important this is right?

Mother's Day Gadget Gift Guide

What is even cooler with this bag is that it comes in matte black which makes your mom look suave and cool traveling with it. The only downside with this roll- on is that weighs in by itself 3.3 kg, and that is half of your allowed carry on weight out the airplane window- if you know what I mean. This bag will cost you around $349.

This mother’s day treat your Mom a gift she will remember and don’t forget this gadget gift guide is always there at your disposal. The gift ideas on this gadget gift guide may appear a little on the steep side, but for Mother, nothing you do in return is ever enough right? Whether it is a hairdryer or vacuum cleaner or a travel bag or even a card, I’m sure she will always cherish a gadget gift given by you to your Mother.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Things to Expect from Google I/O This Year Around

Google I/O

Google’s Annual Developer Conference

Google I/O 2018 is an annual developer conference by Google announcing latest hardware, software together with numerous updates for prevailing services and apps. Google is said to organise a multi-day event each year to enable developer community.

 This is done to hasten with their latest hardware they tend to improve together with the software or update with the purpose of pushing out to products. This enables developers with the opportunity of getting their own apps, services tie-ins and integrations ready before Google launches its products. But consumers prefer to view the Google I/O show since Google has a tendency of making few announcements well-known.

Google I/O 2018 event is likely to take place on May 8 and would be concluding on May 10. The said event would take place at the Shoreline amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

Online Puzzle

The date for Google I/O 2018 had been disclosed by Google through an online puzzle where numerous users supported The Verge in solving the puzzle by operating through room in Google Maps. This was with the intention of discovering clues and knowing the date and location of Google I/O 2018.

The clues comprised of a pineapple cake in one room probably a hint at the accurate name for Android P. Since Google had always tricked around with Android names, this could be another teaser for Android fans.

Android P – Next Segment of Mobile Operating System

Probably,Android P would be showcased at the event which is the next segment of the mobile operating system of Google. The one big visual renovation of Google that has not been shown officially and which most of us are not aware of is the gesture-based navigation system which was initially disclosed in March on Alphabet Scoop podcast followed up with limited extracts of last month.

Focus – Building Web/Enterprise Application/Mobile

Google would live stream its keynote and the video would be embedded whenever it is available. A raffle system has been utilised by Google and attendees randomly selected from those registered on the company’s website where the lucky winners would need to pay for the tickets. The cost would be $1,150 for general admission, $750 for community and $375 for academic. Google has closed the registration and has notified the raffle winners and no more tickets are on sale anymore. Google I/O 2018 setting technical in-depth sessions is aimed on building web, enterprise application and mobile with Google together with open sources like Chrome, Android and Chrome OS, APIs, together with Google Web Toolkit, App Engine and much more.

Google has utilised the developer conference to announce fresh software products as well as tools for consumers and developers. A developer preview of Android P, being the next version of the mobile operating system of Google, is already available. It is expected that at Google I/O 2018, the company would disclose more consumer-facing features and open the Android Beta program to the general public. Though the schedule for Google I/O 2018 is out, Google’s topic intended is not known during the event. A few clues are disclosed as to what may come up between May 8 and May 10.

Expectations at Google I/O 2018

Google is on the look-out for a P-linked name to trail Android Oreo and this could be an early disclosure of the forthcoming name of the Android version. More updates would be coming up at Google I/O 2018 event. Earlier last year, the first developer preview of Android O had been released in March. The company had released the public beta of Android O together with its latest Android Go, a feature of the operating system intended to power low-end devices in developing markets at the time of the I/O 2017. Last year, Google released the first developer preview of Android O in March, and then, it released the public beta of Android O, along with its new Android Go, a version of the operating system meant to power low-end devices in emerging markets, during I/O 2017. It also did demos of picture-in-picture, Notification Dots, etc.

Updates – Rollout during Google I/O 2018 Event

Powered by Google Assistant, Google Home is said to be the primary part of experience of Google as well as a part wherein the company has been competing with the line of smart speakers of Amazon Echo. More updates are expected during Google I/O 2018 for the standard Google Home shortly. Android Wear had recently been re-trademarked by Google, a wearable operating system to WearOS. Probably more updates are likely to come up during the event. The chat service Allo had been kept on hold by Google recently to keep its focus on Chats which is a service that tends to depend on SMS together with wireless carriers in creating iMessage type of services, according to The Verge report.Probably more updates regarding the rollout are likely to come up along with carrier partners with some kind of timetable to when users would start to see the Chat features.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Using Evolutionary AutoML to Discover Neural Network Architectures

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Human Brain – Wide Range of Activities

The human brain has the potential of performing a wide range of activities most of which does not need much effort, for instance in conveying if a visual extract comprises of buildings, or animals. In order to perform this activity the artificial neural networks needs vigilant strategy from professions with several years of complex research, addressing each particular task in discovering what lies in an image, to name it a genetic variant or to assist in diagnosing a disease. One would prefer having an automated system of generating the precise architecture for any particular task. One of the methods of generating the architectures is by way of utilising evolutionary processes.

Old research for neuro-evolution of topologies had laid the foundation which enabled the application of these processes at scale, presently. Several of the groups have been operating on the subject inclusive of OpenAI, Uber Labs, and Sentient Labs together with DeepMind. Google Brain team certainly had been discerning about AutoML too.

Evolution - Scale Function on Construction – Architecture

Besides utilising learning based approaches it was also speculated on the use of computational resources to programmatically evolve image classifiers at exceptional scale.Queries addressed were: `Could we accomplish solutions with minimal expert participation? How good can artificially-evolved neural networks be at present?

The purpose was to enable evolution at scale function on constructing the architecture. The procedure found classifiers similar to hand made models at that point of time, beginning from the simple networks. This was inspiring since several applications needed minimum participation. For instance some would require improved model though could not have the time in being a machine learning professionals.

The next query that came up was,would a combination of hand-made and evolution perform better than any of these approaches. In a recent paper `Regularized Evolution for Image Classifier Architecture Search (2018) participation took place with the provision of sophisticated building blocks together with good initial conditions.

Scaling of Computation – New TPUv2chips – Google

Scaling of computation had been done utilising the new TPUv2chips of Google. With the combination of up-to-date hardware, skilful knowledge together with evolution the result produced state-of-the-art models on well-known benchmarks for classification of images namely CIFAR-10 and ImageNet. In the paper besides evolving the architecture, at the time of exploring the search space of early condition as well as the learning rate schedules, the population trains its networks.

 This consequence is that the development with enhanced hyper parameters producedentirely skilled models. When the experiments tend to begin, no professional input is essential. The second paper `Regularized Evolution for Image Classifier Architecture Search offered effects of applying evolutionary systems to search space. Mutations tend to adapt the cell by erratically reconnecting the inputs or switching the operations.

Though the mutation tends to be simple, the initial conditions are not. The population tends to get modified with models which tend to adapt to the outer stack of cells.However if the cells in such seed model tend to be unsystematic, there will be no beginning from simple model that eventually would make it simpler to obtain excellent models.

The paper has portrayed that evolution can locate state-of-the-art models which could compete or outdo hand-designs.