Thursday, 22 September 2022

Google Pixel 7 Pro Pre Order

Google Pixel 7 Pro Pre Order

Google is almost ready to release its Pixel 7 series during the 'Made by Google' event on October 6th, Google pixel 7 pro release date. The company has also announced ahead of the event that Google Pixel 7 Pro Pre order will start on October 6th.

What's from the official site of Google Pixel 7 Pro?

The official 'Made by Google' YouTube channel posted an ad where the company teases the mobile to some "Pixel owners." People from anywhere can check out the ad. Besides, you can see the first impressions of the people who hold the brand-new device in their hands. But you can't see the mobile correctly in the video. The reason is that it remains blurred in people's hands. But later, it is revealed.

The Made by Google launch event will take place within a few weeks as it is set to take place on October 6, Google pixel 7 Pro launch date. Before this event, the company teased a few devices, such as its 7th generation, 7 Pro, and Watch.

The video comes with members from the Team Pixel community. They check the model for the first time, or at least somehow, the company has framed it. Hence, the video appears a bit strange as the device remains blurred. But the company displayed the handset already during Google I/O in May. Besides, pictures of the device are available on the official site. So, keeping the phone secret doesn't make sense. However, nowadays, leaking data on mobiles has become common. Therefore, people know about it for Google pixel 7 pro leaks.

Information about Google Pixel 7 Pro specifications:

We don't know the Google pixel 7 pro full specification of the devices. But we know that Google’s new Tensor G2 processor will power the Pixel 7 handsets. In addition, we expect the company to announce its new Watch.

It is the first proper Wear OS watch of the company. We don't know the price of the model still now. But according to the new leak, the retail Google pixel 7 pro price will start at $349.99 (Google pixel 7 pro price in USA). If you find it exciting, then you must wait for the announcement on October 6.

This device comes in a Pixel 6-like design with a camera visor on the back. Some lucky members of #TeamPixel got these devices each from the company, and their responses were recorded. Most interesting is that you can get all devices to buy on the same day at GoogleStore.com. Whether you stay in New York City, you should go to the physical Google Stores.

The event will take place in Williamsburg in New York City. It comes with limited in-person attendees. But if you want, you can follow the event to watch live. In this regard, you should know that these models will support Android 13. Besides, the device comes with the next generation of Tensor. Its custom mobile chip brings personalized pictures, videos, security, and speech recognition features.

Once the device is displayed in someone's hand, it will pop up at the screen bottom. However, people have seen it on the Pixel 7 Pro, so they still don't confirm on the other devices. The company unveiled the version first during its I/O developers' conference in May.

The device will come with a 6.7-inch screen. In addition, the model has a triple-lens camera (50-megapixel, 48-megapixel, 12-megapixel).

You can get the model available in Obsidian, Snow and Hazel. Besides, it has up to 12GB of RAM. It will use a Cheetah processor also.

The bottom line: 

The company doesn't usually launch its premium Pixel mobiles in India. But it comes with the A-series mid-range devices of this brand. Although there are rumours of the return to the Indian market, people still have not heard any confirmations yet.

Sunday, 18 September 2022

Parabolic Microphone

Parabolic Microphone

A parabolic microphone is mounted inside a sound-reflecting dish. The reflecting dish of a parabolic microphone focuses on the sound waves passing straight into the reflector. Besides, the reflecting dish of a parabolic microphone has a cross-section on the device. In addition, sounds entering from other angles impinge directly on the device. But these are not focused on by the reflector.

Thus, the device has become highly directional. In addition, it becomes more sensitive to sound sources. It makes the device worthwhile to record localized sources of relatively faint sounds like bird calls, conversations, etc.

What is a parabolic microphone?

A parabolic microphone is an electronic element that converts sound pressure into an electric signal. As we mount the device inside a parabolic dish, it is called a "parabolic microphone."

The dish collects the incoming pressure due to its shape. After that, it will focus the pressure on a single point. Then, the device converts this into an electrical signal. In this case, you can find the sound amplified. The reason is that the sound energy from a large area is focused on a single point. Besides, you can amplify the electrical signal from the mic.

What do you know about its history?

In 1888, Heinrich Hertz, a German physicist, made the world's first parabolic reflector antenna. However, people have known its principle since classical antiquity. You can find detailed knowledge in the famed mathematician Dicoles's book On Burning Mirrors. This physicist proved that parabolas focus a parallel beam in a specific direction.

People have been following the same principle through the ages. Even, Acoustic Mirrors used this principle to identify enemy aircraft before the advent of radar.

Why Use a Parabolic Mic?

It can give a mechanical amplification of about six times for the collector dish. As this dish comes in a unique shape, it can collect the incoming pressures of sound waves. After that, it helps to focus these onto a point: a mic. Generally, the mic has an omnidirectional pattern. Besides, sometimes, it has a cardioid pickup pattern placed within the dish. But remember that it relies on the dish size.

The amplification level is consistent over the whole area of the parabolic dish. In addition, this device can pick up ambient noise from the mic's rear side. But you can hear non-amplified sounds from the dish's amplification. It comes from the back side of the mic. In this regard, you should know that the peripheral sounds are not amplified. Therefore, the dish blocks it. As a result, the device gets a direction.

In addition, this mic can offer only directional sound. Besides, it can pick up the sound at great distances, like hundreds of feet. Moreover, these can amplify low sound pressure levels from a distance and reduce ambient sounds simultaneously.

How to use the parabolic microphone?

The device uses a reflector for the unique geometrical properties of the parabola. Hence, you must know about a parabola, an open curve appearing as a V with a rounded point. It represents the two arms of the curve which go on forever ( according to the mathematical definition). In this case, the axis is a straight line that passes it through when a vertical line is drawn through the center of a V.

In the specific position, you can see the mic placed. Sound waves which enter the parabolic microphone dish are parallel to the axis. Thus, these are focused on the mic and are amplified.

Usages:

There are different applications of the device. We have given here a few of them.

  • You can use it for nature sound recording, like recording bird calls, and field audio for sports broadcasting. 
  • Besides, it is suitable for eavesdropping on espionage and law enforcement conversations. 
  • People used these devices in World War II and other wars worldwide. Japanese mainly use it.
  • It is perfect for sporting events, surveillance, sound library collections, search & rescue, wedding shoots, and videography.

How does parabolic microphone work?

The collector comes in a unique design shape. Therefore, if something comes towards the dish parallel to the dish's center line, it will make it focus on a point. Understanding a parabola's mathematical formula helps you learn this specific shape concept. It is the reason behind the naming of the dish.

In this case, the energy you want to focus on within the dish does not matter. The reason is that the dish can focus light, sound energy, or electromagnetic energy. Besides, the dish works same as a satellite dish that collects electromagnetic signals from satellites in space.

How important is the shape of the dish?

Remember that the dish shape is cruial. You won't get the best performance if manufacturers don't make the dish in the exact shape. In this case, try to match the perfect geometric shape of the parabola.

A few brands can withstand only a few thousandths of an inch. However, it is possible to pick up the sound from a dish. It doesn't matter if the dish is made poorly. Hence, you can find the sound garbled and distorted.

Moreover, the sound energy ends up scattered when the shape is not perfect. As a result, it cannot focus on a point reducing the amplification.

Conclusion:

These dishes are available in several parks, museums, and science centers. Besides, you find any dish enabling a whisper to be heard across a long distance while standing at the focus point. We know them as "Whisper Dishes." These are all you come to learn from our article. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

These are able to amplify the audio signal by concentrating all sonic energy. It first collects the large dish at a focal point. The unique geometry of the paraboloid shape has made the concentration.

  • Q. What is it used for?

People use them on the sidelines of televised football games. Besides, ornithologists use them to record bird calls.

  • Q. Can it hear through walls?

Glass and walls block sound waves. So, it is impossible to hear sound for parabolic microphone through walls.

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Motorola Edge 30 Ultra

Motorola Edge 30 Ultra

Motorola has recently announced the release of its Edge 30 Ultra model to join the two from earlier this year. It joins with the earlier versions of vanilla and the Pro. Besides, this model packs some important hardware.

It has a 200 MP primary camera and a 50MP ultrawide shooter with AF. In addition, it comes with a 12MP 2x telephoto unit. Moreover, there exists a 60MP selfie unit that can complete the picture on the front.

The product comes with a 144Hz OLED panel. Its shape is curved. Besides, the modern Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 indicates that the performance department hasn't been ignored. In addition, its 125W charging capability is an outstanding specification. It is of 161.7 x 73.5 x 8.4 mm size and weighs 199 gm.

The product has the model number XT2241-2 on the BIS certification. It ensures that this new version will be available in India. Flipkart has started teasing this model. Therefore, people in India can have it soon.

Motorola Edge 30 Ultra price & availability:

The cost of the model is EUR 899 for only 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option. It was already available in Interstellar Black and Starlight White colour options in Argentina, Brazil, and Europe. This model will be available in a few markets in Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia very soon. The expected date to launch is 13th September 2022.

Motorola Edge 30 Ultra specifications:

Display: 

This dual-SIM (nano) model can run the Android 12-based My UX skin model. It has a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) pOLED curved display, which can provide a 144Hz refresh rate. In addition, it is compatible with HDR10+, DCI-P3 colour space, and a peak brightness of 1250 nits. Its operating system is Android v12. The display features 1080x2400 px (395 PPI) and 144 Hz Refresh Rate.

Performance:

 It comes in Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both front and back. Besides, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC which you can pair with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. In addition, it comes with Snapdragon Elite Gaming features.

Camera: 

This device has a 1/1.22-inch 200-megapixel main sensor available in 0.64 µm pixel size for images & videos. It is paired with an f/1.9 aperture lens. In addition, the model's camera features Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). Besides, it can combine 16 pixels into one 2.56μm Ultra Pixel to capture more light.

You can find a 50-megapixel sensor paired with an ultra-wide angle f/2.2 aperture lens. Besides, the camera adopts Quad Pixel Technology and provides a 114-degree field-of-view. Moreover, there exists a Macro Vision to capture macro shots. In addition, it features a third 12-megapixel sensor connected to an f/1.6 aperture telephoto lens providing 2x zoom and capturing portrait shots.

Regarding the rear camera, you can enjoy 4K/30fps videos. Different camera modes exist, including dual capture, Ultra-Res shooting mode, and Pro (w/ Long Exposure) mode. Besides, you can find a 60-megapixel sensor on the front side. It gets connected with an f/2.2 aperture lens. This sensor takes the help of Quad Pixel Technology.

Connectivity & sensors:

It has 256GB of internal storage. Regarding connectivity options, it comes with 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/AGPS, NFC, DisplayPort 1.4, and USB Type-C port. Furthermore, the product has several sensors onboard, for example, proximity, ambient light, accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass. In addition, it has an under-display fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock, and ThinkShield for mobile security purposes.

Battery:

This product is powered by a 4,610mAh battery with 125W TurboPower wired charging. In addition, it can provide up to 50W wireless charging and 10W wireless power sharing. Other features:

It includes an IP52 rating for dust and water resistance, dual stereo speakers tuned by Dolby Atmos, Linear x-axis vibration, and Edge Lights. These features allow the device to illuminate in different ways to inform about notifications and calls.

Pros:

  • 125W TurboPower adapter 
  • Pre-applied screen protector 
  • Clear protective case 
  • Plastic-free packaging 
  • 6.67-inch full-HD+ curved display 
  • IP52 rating water resistant 
  • 50W wireless charging 
  • Dual stereo speakers are available 
  • 10W wireless power-sharing 
  • Under display fingerprint sensor 
  • Several connectivity options. 
  • Adopts Quad Pixel Technology 
  • 114 degrees field-of-view and optical image stabilization

Cons:

  • No FM Radio
  • No 3.5mm Headphone

Conclusion:

Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is available in its newly adopted packaging. The unique thing about the packaging is that it is entirely plastic-free. Besides, it has a sturdy two-piece recycled cardboard box that works as a fancier enclosure. But it contains a lower carbon footprint.

However, the model comes with a 125W TurboPower adapter, a USB-C cable, and a clear protective case. Moreover, it contains a pre-applied screen protector. You can find both available in chosen countries. However, a few countries can get a USB-C headset also.

Friday, 9 September 2022

Mica Alt

Mica Alt

Windows 11 features multiple tiny touches designed to make the OS better. Microsoft's signature design material is known as "Mica." If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft's marketing terms, you should know that it is a design material in Windows 11. It can bring small elements from the Windows theme and the desktop wallpaper into the app's title bar. You can see it, especially with the light theme, but it supports mainly dark modes. The new Mica Alt theme is the same, but only with a tweak.

What is Mica?

It is an opaque, dynamic material incorporating the theme and desktop wallpaper. Thus, Mica can help you paint the windows' background, like apps and settings. It is possible to apply to your application backdrop to delight users. In addition, it can create a visual hierarchy, aid productivity, etc.

It is designed for app performance. The reason is that it can sample the desktop wallpaper after making its visualization. In addition, you can use it for UWP apps using WinUI 2. Besides, it allows you to use apps using Windows App SDK 1.1 or higher, running on Windows 11 version 22000 or later.

What Is Mica Alt?

Mica Alt is one of the variants of Mica. It has a powerful tining of your desktop background color. Besides, you can apply it to the app's backdrop to offer a deeper visual hierarchy than Mica while making an app with a tabbed title bar. It can support apps using Windows App SDK 1.1 or higher. These are compatible with Windows 11 version 22000 or later.

When to Use Mica or Mica Alt:

Usually, these are available in the backdrop of your application. Every material is opaque. Besides, it can incorporate your theme and desktop wallpaper to make a highly personalized appearance.

When you move the window across the display, the Mica material will adapt to make a rich visualization using the wallpaper below the app. Besides, the material helps you to focus on the recent task. Therefore, we advise you to apply Mica or Mica Alt as the app's base layer. Besides, it helps to prioritize visibility in the title bar area.

Usability and Adaptability:

These materials adapt the appearance for a variety of devices and contexts. Besides, these are designed for performance because they capture the background wallpaper to make visualizations. You keep viewing the familiar background color in High Contrast mode instead of Mica or Mica Alt. Hence, the materials appear as a solid fallback color.

Hence, you should disable transparency in Settings. 

Then, go to Personalization and navigate to the Color.

  • Ensure to activate the Battery Saver mode. 
  • The application supports low-end hardware. 
  • The Windows app supports Xbox or HoloLens.

App Layering with Mica Alt:

It is a foundation layer in the app's hierarchy with features including inactive and active states and subtle Personalization. You can apply it as the app's base player while needing contrast between title bar elements and the commanding areas of your app.

You must use this while making an app with a tabbed title bar. In this case, you can try it as a base layer of your app. Besides, you can add a commanding layer that sits on the base layer's top portion. Next, you must add an extra content layer sitting on top of the commanding layer. Hence, the commanding layer needs to pick up the material behind it using LayerOnMicaAltFillColorDefaultBrush. It is actually a low-opacity solid color. We have given here the names of the layer systems.

  • Mica Alt 
  • Commanding layer: It needs distinct hierarchical differentiation from the base layer. You must apply the LayerOnMicaAltFillColorDefaultBrush to the commanding areas of WinUI app surfaces. 
  • Content layer: It is a contiguous background for large areas. This layer needs a distinct hierarchical differentiation from the commanding layer. In this case, you should apply LayerFillColorDefaultBrush to the container backgrounds of WinUI app surfaces. For example, you can apply it on Grids, StackPanels, Frames, etc.

If you want to offer a seamless appearance to your app's window, ensure Mica Alt must is visible in the title bar if you are willing to apply the material to your app. You may view it in the title bar while extending the app into the non-client area and making a transparent custom title bar.

Recommendations:

We have given here a few recommendations.

  • You should apply backdrop material to the back-most layer. Hence, you need to exchange the ApplicationPageBackgroundThemeBrush if available. 
  • You must set all background layers you want to view Mica to transparent. 
  • Never apply backdrop material more than one time in an app. 
  • You must not apply backdrop material to a UI element. In this case, it appears only if all layers between the UI element and the window become transparent.

How to Use Mica:

It is possible to use in UWP apps that use WinUI 2 or in apps using Windows App SDK 1.1 or higher. Besides, you might use it in apps using Windows App SDK 1.1 or higher.

Use Mica with the Windows App SDK:

If you want to use backdrop materials in a XAML app using the Windows App SDK and WinUI 3, you can find Apply Mica or Acrylic materials in desktop apps for Windows 11.

Use Mica with WinUI 2 for UWP:

It is possible to apply in a UWP app with the BackdropMaterial class. We advise you to set the BackdropMaterial attached property on a XAML element. This element is the root of the XAML content because it might apply to the entire content region. Whether the application comes with a Frame that goes many pages, you must set the property on the Frame. Otherwise, it is essential to set the property on the Page of your app.

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Conclusion:

If you speak causally, it is not something you see in each app. Hence, it depends on developers to allow it at the base layer of the apps. It is compatible with UWP apps using WinUI 2 or in apps using Windows App SDK 1.1 or higher.

Thursday, 18 August 2022

Google's Soda Fetching Robot

Google's Soda Fetching Robot

Have you ever used a smart voice assistant like Alexa, Siri, or something else? If yes, you must have noticed that the tech is improving daily. Siri speaks in a gender-neutral voice while Alexa reads bedtime stories in your dead grandmother's voice. People have been continuously exploring robotics events. However, there is a huge gap between voice commands and autonomous robotics. It is never easy to teach robots what to do or what not. You can see the uses of industrial robotics in different places.

General-purpose robots can fix many problems related to voice commands in spaces where humans also exist. However, people like Robo-vacuum are mainly programmed to avoid touching things except for the floor. Table tennis is one of the games where it can determine itself to know if a task was successful. Besides, it can learn from its mistakes.

The major change in robotics is quick, precise and adaptive. Sometimes, people are quick but not adaptive. However, it isn't an issue because it is quite common in an industrial setting. But you should remember that it is hard to be fast, adaptive, and precise. In this regard, you need to know about Ping-pong, a nice microcosm of the problem requiring precision and speed.

What did Vincent Vanhoucke say about Google's soda fetching robot?

Vincent Vanhoucke said that people develop this skill by practicing. He is a Distinguished Scientist and head of robotics at Google Research. Besides, he added that you could not read the skills' rules to be a champion overnight. Ensure that one must practice it. While speed and precision are one thing, Google wants to crack into its robotic labs. It serves as the intersection between human language and robotics. In addition, it has made a few interesting leaps in the level of robotic understanding of the natural language used by us.

Several problems exist, which are tackled by Google with its natural language processing system, the Pathways Language Model or PaLM. It processes and absorbs what a person wants to say. Another challenge is recognizing what it can do. It can understand if you ask it to grab a bottle from the fridge top. But the issue is it can not reach high. Affordances mean what they can do with a few reasonable degrees of success.

For example, it can do simple jobs like moving a meter forward. Regarding a more advanced job, you can ask to find s Coke can go in the kitchen. But if you want it to perform a complex job, you can ask your Coke can to mop up after spilling it and bring a healthy drink.

Google's approach uses the information in language models to identify and score actions beneficial for high-level instructions. In addition, it uses a function "Can," allowing real-world-grounding. Besides, it determines what actions you can execute in a given environment. Google is calling it PaLM-SayCan with the PaLM language model. The robotics lab uses many robots from Everyday Robots.

These chaps get an R&R (rest and recharge) helping to know how to connect themselves to recharge. If you want it to understand a more advanced command, it needs to follow these steps. 

We have given a simple example following:

  • Come to the speaker. 
  • Look at the floor, find the spill. 
  • Find a mop or paper towel in the drawers, cabinets and kitchen counters. 
  • Pick up the cleaning tool after finding it. 
  • Shut down the drawer. 
  • Move to the spill. 
  • Wash the spill, and monitor if the sponge can absorb all the liquid. If not, go wring it out in the sink and return. 
  • As soon as it is washed, wring the sponge one more time. 
  • Turn on the tap, wash the sponge, turn it off, and wring the sponge again. 
  • Open the drawer and put it away. Close the drawer. 
  • Recognize which drinks are in the kitchen and which are "healthier" than a Coke. 
  • Look for a water bottle in the fridge, choose it, and bring it to the person asking for it.

It is essential to teach robots what they can do and what is not possible for them. In addition, it must know what it should do in different situations. An exciting challenge robotics faces is that language model can't ground in the physical world. These got training on extensive text libraries, but the libraries do not interact with their environments. While asking Google to direct you to the nearest coffee shop, you will find it funny, but Maps give you details of a 45-day hike and a three-day swim across a lake. Silly mistakes have become consequences in the real world.

Suppose you told it, "I spilled my drink, can you help?" In this case, you will get a response from the language model GPT-3 with "You could try using a vacuum cleaner." Sometimes, you can go with a vacuum cleaner. However, you can understand at least that a language model can connect a vacuum cleaner with cleaning. But if google's soda fetching robot does, it would probably fail. Vacuums are not recommended for spilled drinks. Ensure that water and electronics should not mixed. Therefore, you can get a broken vacuum at best.

You can place PaLM-SayCan-enabled robots in a kitchen setting. In addition, you can give training to them to improve them in different aspects of the kitchen. While you instruct them, they will start trying to create a determination. These have become smarter day by day in between those two considerations.

Conclusion: 

Affordances are not binary. It is difficult to balance three golf balls on top of each. But we can't say that it is impossible. A robot can not open a drawer easily. But if you train them how to do it, they will get high confidence in doing that. According to the company, an untrained robot can not grab a bag of potato chips from a drawer. But if you give some instructions to google's soda fetching robot and ask it to practice, the chance will increase significantly. The motive of all training is to enable it to find out things.

Saturday, 13 August 2022

Google Fiber News: What is next?

Google Fiber News: What is next?

Have you been following Google fiber news? If yes, then you must know how busy they are. It has generated the network in all towns and surrounding regions, from North Carolina to Utah. Its motive is to connect clients in West Des Moines to turn lowa into the first ever state in five years. In addition, it will begin construction in neighboring Des Moines. Moreover, it recently announced not creating a network in Mesa, Arizona. They have been focusing on delivering the most effective gigabit internet service for the last several years to their clients through relentless refinements.

What is Google Fiber?

It is a top-speed broadband internet service using fiber optic wires to provide gigabit speeds to homes and businesses. These help to share information via light. Thus, it can offer much quicker speeds than traditional cable, DSL, or dial-up connections.

The high-speed network at gigabit speeds is no more a bold idea. Communities from various nations are willing to expand access to gigabit internet. Their team has spent several months traveling across the country. Besides, they have made plenty of conversations with cities that want the ultimate network speed to provide their residents and business owners.

They will be even busier than before. It is because these talks to city leaders in these states have a motive to bring fiber-to-the-home service to their communities.

  •  Arizona ( it will begin in Mesa as announced in July) 
  • Colorado 
  • Nebraska 
  • Nevada 
  • Idaho

Their growth depends on these states for a few upcoming years with continued expansion in recent metro areas. Besides, they prefer to talk to communities willing to create their fiber networks. You can see the model work in Huntsville and West Des Moines effectively.

They are excited to expand the geographic reach once again by offering a better network to more people in more places. In addition, they will provide more information about new towns, quicker speeds, and redefined customer service.

It will be its first major expansion after it spun out as an independent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) unit. Dinni Jain, the chief executive of the company (February 2018), said in his first interview that they were ready to add a bit more speed after over four years of sharpening operations.

Expanded from seventeen to twenty-two metro areas across the US, it can provide projects to launch in Mesa, Arizona, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. These rely on the company's findings of where speeds lag.

What Did Jain Say About Google Fiber News?

He said that it has been trying to produce the whole nation. But according to them, they don't have any motive not to build the entire nation. Therefore, it did not comment on Fiber's financial results or fundraising plans.

A few Alphabet subsidiaries are raising funds outside to independently last the value, being shut down or subsumed by other entities. It can face the same choices because the expansion can materialize over the next three to five years.

Its plan is available as Alphabet. In addition, several companies reduce the speed of hiring. Besides, these can shutter a few fringe projects for a global recession rise.

Jain said that their objective is to create businesses that will get success in their right, and it is when you should know that Google fiber news. In addition, the company will not depend on dipping into "a rich parent's wallet. Google started to take on network service stalwarts, including Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) and AT&T Inc (T.N) in 2010, while Larry Page and Sergey Brin co-founders said about the tiredness of waiting on Congress.

In this regard, you need to know about the competitor's scenario to fit into its gigabit per second offerings. Names of some launch sites are Austin, Texas, Los Angeles, and areas under consideration.

He also said in his prior role as Time Warner Cable's chief operating officer that they were paranoid. Google separated the core business, delivery drones, and anti-aging solutions. It needs to invest a huge amount of money in annual losses on construction. They spend thousands of dollars to experiment with new ways to ground these optic cables and subsidize some services.

The Bottom Line:

It has decreased expansion for the last few years to West Des Moines, Iowa, and within metropolitan areas. Wall Street cheered about transparency and cost control. Besides, he honed methods and dumped failed techno to save time, such as taping cables to sidewalks. In addition, it built more the previous year compared to the earlier few years.

He also said that they must go from the spirit and culture of uniqueness to one of operational excellence. Burying fewer deep trenches than others must save time, whereas streamlining prices and setting up to limit customer help calls must hold down costs. He also said that people contacted it a third less than he saw at the same companies. In addition, he also described sign-ups as more than his expectation before joining. It is all about Google fiber news which our article describes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Q. Is Google Fiber coming back?

According to the announcement from Google, it might expand into South Salt Lake, Utah. On July 26, 2021, the company announced that construction was underway. It is expected to be finished by the first half of 2022. The company published a blog on December 28th, 2021, reflecting back on 2021.

  • Q. Why did Google Fiber fail?

Its installers laid Fiber with the help of "shallow trenching" in Louisville. This team cited the experimental construction processes which are used in Louisville. People believe that it was the reason behind this. We know the deployment technique as "nano trenching," allowing it to deploy Fiber at enhanced speed and lower cost.

  • Q. Is it shut down?

If you are one of the customers who are not willing to upgrade will lose your Fiber TV service in April 2022. But your network service will continue. The Chromecast devices enable customers to see the network on the PC and attach to television sets through an HDMI port.

Monday, 8 August 2022

Sony WI-C100 Review

Sony WI-C100 is a wireless Bluetooth earphone that will take your music wherever life brings you. The model can provide up to 25hrs of battery life and offer high-quality listening. Besides, it can easily make you feel comfortable because of its simple usage. The headphones can provide a simple piece of mind with an IPX4 Splash resistance design.

Features of Sony WI-C100:

Exceed your expectations:

The model is an excellent wireless in-ear headphone. You can get exceptional sound quality, and in addition, it can provide a rich listening experience. Besides, it has a splash-proof design offering peace of mind while you're out and about. These support the Sony | Headphones Connect app that you may use to manage sound to suit your tastes.

Battery life:

It is possible to experience up to 25 hours of non-stop music. If your earphone runs low on power, a 10-minute quick charge can provide you with up to one hour of playback.

Create your music sound more natural:

If a genuine music source is compressed, it may lose the high-frequency elements, which can add detail and richness to a track. DSEE or Digital Sound Enhancement Engine helps to restore these to create a high-quality sound nearer to the actual recording.

Sound quality:

You can change your sound to your personal preference. In this case, you can get different presets to match a genre of music you're listening to or generating. Besides, you can save your custom presets with the help of the equalizer feature on the Sony | Headphones Connect app.

Well-balanced tuning:

Its well-designed sound tuning is especially from low to high frequencies. In addition, the vocals are very clear and natural, ensuring that the headphones can match any music genre.

No problem with Splashes and sweat:

It comes with an IPX41 water resistance rating. Therefore, the headphone can easily handle splashes and sweat and allow you to continue moving to the music.

Suitable for use:

The product weighs light, and it is simple to port. Besides, it comes with a flexible neckband, making it simpler to slip into your bag while you're moving.

Voice Assistant compatible:

You need to hit the button twice on the headphones allowing you to attach it to your Smartphone's voice assistant. Thus, you may look for directions, play music, communicate with contacts, etc.

Quick Pairing:

The fast Pair process allows you to pair your earphone easily with your Android™ devices. With a single click of pop-up guidance, you can act fast, effortless Bluetooth® pairing with your Android™ devices. In addition, it enables you to find where you left your headphones. Hence, you can find it by ringing them or checking the previous location on the mobile.

Icon for Swift Pair:

You can attach the headphone to the computer easily with Swift Pair. Now, you may use it to pair your earphones with the Windows 11 and Windows 10 computers via Bluetooth®. Pop-up pairing guidance is available on Windows 11 and 10 devices while you choose the pairing mode.

Immersive:

You can immerse yourself in your favorite sound at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. If you use 360 Reality Audio, your music experience will become very immersive, and the earphones allow you to enjoy 360 Reality Audio.

BRAVIA XR and Wireless Transmitter WLA-NS74:

Users can have a thrilling Dolby Atmos® experience after using the model. Besides, it can provide 360 Spatial Sound, which can adapt to the ears with BRAVIA XR and the WI-C100 headphones using wireless transmitter WLA-NS7.

Sustainability:

These come with an excellent stylish design. Besides, it is designed with the environment in mind and uses plastic, comprising less than five percent of the individual packaging material. As a result, it will reflect Sony's commitment and help to decrease the environmental impact.

Easy to use buttons:

The Sony WI-C100 earphone is simple to operate. Besides, the buttons allow you to play and pause, skip tracks, adjust the volume, and receive calls. Moreover, the buttons are redesigned with a more pronounced shape to make them simpler to press.

Clear hands-free calling:

It is possible to continue conversations freely with clear hands-free calls. Hence, the high-quality built-in microphone helps you to do so.

Pros:

  • Hands-free calling 
  • Simple to operate buttons 
  • A wireless transmitter is available 
  • Immersive experience 
  • Well-balanced tuning 
  • Great sound quality

Cons:

  • Thin wires

Sunday, 10 July 2022

MLGO: A Machine Learning Framework

MLGO

When people started having modern PCs, they wanted to know how to compile smaller codes quickly. If you have better code optimization, it can decrease the operational cost of big data center applications. You should know that its size is the most dependable factor to phone and embedded systems or software. Ensure that the compiled binary needs to fit in tight code size budgets. You can find headroom squeezed heavily with complicated heuristics, impeding maintenance and improvements.

What is MLGO?

MLGO is a machine learning framework for computer optimization.

Know More About MLGO:

According to a recent research, ML offers more chances for compiler optimization, and it helps to exchange complicated heuristics with ML policies. However, as a compiler, adopting machine learning is a challenge.

It is why MLGO, a Machine Learning Guided Compiler Optimizations Framework, is here. This one is the first industrial-grade general framework used to integrate ML techniques in LLVM systematically.

In this case, you need to know that LLVM is an open-source industrial compiler infrastructure. You can use it to build mission-critical, high-performance software. Besides, it uses RL to train neural networks. Thus, you can make decisions that can exchange heuristics in LLVM. Reinforcement learning is the full form of RL. You can find here two MLGO optimizations for LLVM. The first one decreases code size with inlining. Besides, the second one helps to improve code performance with register allocation (regalloc). You can get both available in the LLVM repository.

How Does MLGO Work?

Inlining can decrease the code size. It makes decisions that remove the redundant code. We have given here an example. The caller function foo() calls the callee function bar(). It is known as baz().

Inlining both callsites will return a simple foo() function to minimize the code size. You can see many codes calling each other. Thus, these comprise a call graph.

The compiler traverses the graph during the inlining phase. Then, it decides whether it should inline a caller-callee pair or not. This one is a sequential process because earlier inlining decisions will change the call graph. As a result, it will affect the later decisions and the final outcome. The call graph foo() → bar() → baz() requires a "yes" decision on both edges. It helps to decrease the code size.

A heuristic decided inline / no-inline before MLGO. But the more time passes, it becomes hard to improve. The framework substitutes the heuristic with an ML model.

Hence, the compiler seeks advice from a neural network during the traversal of the call graph. It takes the advice to know if it should inline a caller-callee pair by feeding in relevant features from the graph. After that, it will execute them sequentially until the entire call graph is traversed.

The framework trains the decision network with RL. In this case, it uses policy gradient and evolution strategies algorithms . Thus, it can gather information and help to improve the policy. The compiler consults it for inline / no-inline decision-making while inlining. Sequential decision refers to state, action, and reward. When the compilation finishes, it makes a decision. Thereafter, the log is passed to the trainer to update the model. It continues repeating until a satisfactory model appears.

The policy is embedded into the compiler. Thus, it helps to offer inline / no-inline decisions during compilation. Unlike the training scenario, you don't find the policy creating a log. However, you can see the TensorFlow model embedded with XLA AOT. It helps to transfer the model into executable code. Thus, it can avoid TensorFlow runtime dependency and overhead. In this case, it decreases the additional time and memory cost of the ML model.

You can see the policy on a big internal software package with 30k modules. It is generalizable if you apply it to compile other software. Thus, it can achieve a 3% ~ 7% size reduction. Time is also essential for the generalizability across the software.

As the compiler and software are getting developments, the policy must retain good performance for a reasonable time.

Register-Allocation (for performance)

The framework helps to improve the register allocation pass. Thus, it can improve the code performance in LLVM. Register Allocation helps to assign physical registers to live ranges.

When the code executes, different live ranges are finished at different times. Thus, it can free up registers for use. In the instance, you can see every "add" and "multiply" instruction needs all operands. It gets the result in physical registers. It allocates the live range x to the green register. This task completes before live ranges in the blue or yellow registers. When x is completed, you can see the green register. Then, it will assign to live range.

While allocating live range q, you don't find any registers. Therefore, the register allocation pass must decide which one it can evict from its register to create space for q. We know it as the "live range eviction" problem. It is the decision why you should train the model to replace the original heuristics. It helps to evict z from the yellow register and assign it to q and the first half of z.

You can see the unassigned second half of live range z. Now, you can see the eviction of the live range t, and it is split. The first half of t and the final part of z prefer to use the green register. You can see an equation of q = t * y, where z is unavailable. It means z is not assigned to any register. As a result, you can get its value available in the stack from the yellow register. After that, the yellow register gets reloaded to the green register. You can see a similar thing happening to t. It can add additional load instructions to the code and degrades performance. The register allocation algorithm wants to decrease any type of issues. You can use it as a reward to guide RL policy training.

The policy for register allocation gets training on a big Google internal software package. It can experience 0.3% ~1.5% improvements in QPS. The term stands for queries per second.

The bottom line:

MLGO is a framework to integrate ML techniques in LLVM, an industrial compiler. It is a framework you can expand to make it deeper and broader. If you want to make it deeper, you should add more features. Then, you need to apply better RL algorithms. But if you're going to make it broader, you should apply it to more optimization heuristics.

Sunday, 3 July 2022

Solid-state LiDAR Switches

Solid-state LiDAR Switches

Google released its first autonomous cars in 2010. During this time, the spinning cylinder has gotten the most fame and attention by standing out uniquely. It is a car's light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system. This system is suitable with light-based radar. In addition, the solid-state LiDAR system helps cars to avoid obstacles by offering cameras and radar in a combination. Thus, it helps cars to drive safely. Let's know about solid-state LiDAR.

Since then, people have started using affordable chip-based cameras and radar systems. It is because light detection and ranging navigation systems are mechanical devices that can cost a lot of money, especially for autonomous highway driving.

However, the new type of high-resolution solid-state LiDAR chip makes all things easier. Ming Wu, a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences and co-director of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center at the University of California, produced it. In the journal Nature, you can find this new design on Wednesday, March 9.

The technology is based on a focal plane switch array (FPSA). This array is a semiconductor-based matrix of micrometer-scale antennas. It can collect light similarly to sensors found in digital cameras. However, you may not find the resolution of 16,384 pixels impressive, and it is when you compare it with pixels found on mobile cameras.

Design of solid-state LiDAR:

You can see its design in megapixel sizes. According to Wu, it uses the same complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology to make processors. As a result, you can find a new generation of strong and reasonable 3D sensors. You can use it for drones, autonomous cars, robots, and even mobiles.

LiDAR barriers:

The technology captures reflections of light that its laser emits. Besides, it measures the required time for light to go back or change in beam frequency. Thus, it maps the environment. In addition, it can clock objects' speed moving around it.

The systems come with strong lasers, and these help visualize objects hundreds of yards away, even if they are available in the dark. Besides, they can create 3D maps with high resolution, and it is lucrative for a car's artificial intelligence. Using 3D maps in high resolution, we can differentiate vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, and other hazards. Wu also said that their motive is to illuminate a very large area. But trying such a thing doesn't allow light to travel enough distance. Therefore, if you want to maintain light intensity, it is essential to decrease the areas illuminated with laser light, which is when you need to use the FPSA.

This switch array has a matrix of small optical transmitters, antennas, and switches. These help to power on and off them rapidly. Thus, it helps to channel all laser power via a single antenna at a time.

MEMS switches of solid-state LiDAR:

Generally, silicon-based LiDAR systems need thermo-optic switches. These depend on big changes in temperature so that they can develop tiny changes in the refractive index and bend. Thus, it can redirect laser light from one to another waveguide.

Thermo-optic switches come in large sizes. Besides, these are power-hungry. While jamming excessively onto a chip, it can create so much heat. Thus, it allows you to operate itself accurately. It is one of the reasons why FPSAs are limited to 512 pixels or less.

In this case, Wu's solution is lucrative. Therefore, it is better to replace it with microelectromechanical system (MEMS) switches.

According to him, the construction is like a freeway exchange. He added that if you are a light going from east to west, you need to turn to 90 degrees when we lower a ramp, and it allows you to move to the South from the North.

MEMS switches help to route light in communications networks. If you want, apply it to the system. Besides, these come in a smaller size than thermo-optic switches. In addition, they use far less power and switch faster.

While powering on a pixel, a switch emits a laser beam. In addition, it helps to capture the reflected light. Every pixel is the same as 0.6 degrees of the array's 70-degree field of view. In this case, FPSA helps to generate a 3D picture of the world by cycling rapidly through an array. When you mount a few in a circular configuration, it helps to generate a 360-degree view around a vehicle.

Mobile cameras of solid-state LiDAR:

The professor wants to boost the FPSA resolution and range before the commercialization of his system. He said that they face challenges to make optical antennas smaller. But, the switches come in large sizes, and they can be made a lot smaller.

Conclusion:

The professor also wants to boost the solid-state LiDAR's range by only 10 meters. He added that the number could reach 100 meters or even 300 meters. He used cameras in vehicles, robots, vacuum cleaners, surveillance equipment, biometrics, and doors. In addition, there are multiple potential applications also. Xiaosheng Zhang, Kyungmok Kwon, Johannes Henriksson, and Jianheng Luo of UC Berkeley are the names of the co-authors.

Sunday, 19 June 2022

VoxLens

VoxLens

In recent times, interactive visualizations have changed the way of our lifestyle. For instance, we can know the number of coronavirus infections in every state. But sometimes, people using screen readers can't access graphics.

Besides, people who use software programs even can not access them. The software program scans the contents of a PC display. Thus, the program makes it available through a synthesized voice.

There are plenty of Americans who use screen readers. You can find them used for different purposes. For instance, they use it to complete or partial blindness. Besides, they use it to learn about disabilities or motion sensitivity. 

VoxLens:

VoxLens is a JavaScript plugin that has one additional line of code. It enables you to interact with visualizations. Do you use the plugin? If yes, you can gain a high-level summary of the information described in a graph.

Besides, you can hear a graph translated into sound. In addition, you can use voice-activated commands if required. It enables you to ask particular questions regarding data.

You can find data visualizations available on the Web. Experts and non-experts can use it to explore and analyze simple and complex data. In addition, they help people to extract details effectively.

They use the human mind to detect and interpret visual patterns in this case. But the visual nature of data visualizations may disenfranchise screen-reader users, and these users might not see or recognize visual patterns. Screen-reader users use a screen reader to read the contents of a PC display.

VoxLens is an open-source JavaScript plugin that can offer screen-reader users a multi-modal solution. We have given three modes. You can use this solution with three interactive modes.

(1) Question-and-Answer mode: In this case, the mode allows you to interact with the visualizations yourself.

(2) Summary mode: Hence, the plugin describes the summary of details contained in the visualization.

(3) Sonification mode: It helps to map the data in the visualization to a musical scale. Thus, you can interpret the data trend if you're a listener.

The sonification feature of this plugin is open-source. In addition, it supports other libraries and allows you to customize them. Moreover, it decreases the burden on visualization creators.

You can apply accessibility features to the data visualizations. Furthermore, it lets you insert a single line of JavaScript code during visualization creation.

Even screen-reader users can explore information using the plugin as they want. In these cases, they don't have to depend on visualization creators. Besides, they also do not need to process data in their minds.

In recent times, the plugin is suitable for visualizations that need JavaScript libraries. D3, chart.js, or Google Sheets are a few examples of it. The team wants to expand other famous visualization platforms. According to the researchers, people may find the voice-recognition system frustrating to use.

Screen-reader users usually can't access the data visualizations. However, the data visualization comes with a few normal accessibility functions like alternative text or a data table. In addition, they need to remember and process more details mentally. Seeking the maximum or minimum value in a chart is one example.

What did Katharina Reinecke say?

He was the co-senior author and UW associate professor in the Allen School. According to him, it is a very big agenda for them. He also added that they thought of people first while creating technology. It is for those who come with similar abilities as we do and who are like us. D3 helps to understand the information in an improved way. It is essential for us to start thinking more about technology like how to make, etc.

Major contribution:

These are a few of the major contributions:

  The plugin helps to improve online data visualizations' accessibility. It means that screen-reader users can access online data visualization.

  Using the javascript plugin, you can explore these both holistically and in a drilled-down manner. If you want, find design and architecture, functionality, commands, and operations.

  In addition, the plugin boosted the accuracy of extracting details by 122%. Moreover, it reduced interaction time by 36% compared to not using VoxLens.

What is Voxlens?

VoxLens is an open-source JavaScript plugin that needs only a single line of code. Besides, it also uses voice-activated commands for screen-reader users.

Design:

We present the design and implementation of the Javascript plugin. Thus, it helps to improve the accessibility of online data visualizations.

You can find it made with the help of a user-centered iterative design process.

Holistic exploration comes with overall trend, extremum, labels, and ranges for each axis. On the flip side, drilled-down interaction offers to examine individual data points. It combines "vox" ("voice" in Latin) and "lens."

In addition, the plugin lets you explore, examine, and extract information from online data visualizations. But recently, it has been compatible with two-dimensional single-series data.

Limitations & Future Work:

      The plugin is now limited to two-dimensional data visualizations with a single data series.

      Future work uses n-dimensional data visualizations to study the experiences of screen-reader users. In addition, it can extend the functionality based on the findings.

      Moreover, the javascript plugin is only fully functional on Google Chrome. The reason is that the browser doesn't allow it to use the Web Speech API's speech recognition feature.

      We hope to use alternatives in the future of the Web Speech API. As a result, it can provide cross-browser support for speech recognition.

Conclusion:

If you are willing to assess the performance of VoxLens, look at the task-based experiments that we conduct. Besides, you should see the interviews with screen-reader users. According to the results, we also have proof that screen-reader users considered it a "game-changer." Thus, it can offer new ways to interact with online data visualizations. As a result, you can save both time and effort.

If you want, take the help of open-sourcing code for it and sonication solution. The reason is that they can improve the accessibility of online data visualizations continuously. They also help to research by guiding in the future to make data visualizations accessible.

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

LaMDA: Breakthrough Conversation Technology

LaMDA: Breakthrough Conversation Technology

Recently, a Google engineer has claimed that LaMDA is "sentient." After his statement in public, Google suspended him. Blake Lemoine is an AI researcher at the company. He published a long transcript of a conversation with the chatbot. In the conversation, you can see the intelligence of a seven- or eight-year-old child. But according to Google, he broke confidentiality rules.

What is Google LaMDA?

LaMDA is the most advanced LLM, a large language model, of Google. Besides, it is the company's flagship text generation AI.

This model is a type of neural network fed huge text amounts to know how to create plausible-sounding sentences. Neural networks help to analyze big data used to mimic how neurons work in brains.

This LLM represents a breakthrough over previous generations. It looks similar to GPT-3, an LLM from the independent AI research body OpenAI. You can find it making more natural text. Besides, it can hold facts in its "memory" for multiple paragraphs. Thus, it becomes coherent over larger text spans compared to earlier models.

A brief note on Why LaMDA is in news now?

Blake Lemoine claimed that Google's Responsible A.I. organization was sentient and had a soul. But the company does not agree with its senior engineer. As per the company's human resources department, he had violated Google's confidentiality policy.

The NYT report stated that he gave documents to a U.S. senator's office a day before the suspension. He claimed they had proof that Google engaged in religious discrimination.

But none is true for the company. Google said that its systems could imitate conversational exchanges. According to Google spokesperson Brain Gabriel, the company's team of ethicists and technologists have reviewed the engineer's claims. They let him know that the proof has not supported his claims.

Gabriel also said that some people belonging to the A.I. community had considered it sentient for a long time. According to a few reports, he clashed with Google managers and executives. Even he clashed with HR over his claims on LaMDA's consciousness and soul.

This senior engineer has published a lengthy interview with it. Besides, he also published a collaborator on Medium to justify his claims. According to him, he conducted the interview over a few distinct chat sessions for technical limitations. He edited the sections together into a single whole to create a transcript. In that case, edits were essential for readability.

The company said that many other engineers have worked on LaMDA. But their review was different from Lemoine's. A.I. experts said computing sentience is not impossible, but it takes a long time.

How does LaMDA work?

Like other LLMs, the model sees all the letters in front of it. Besides, it wants to find out which letter comes next. Assume that you have seen the letters "Jeremy Corby." After that, you should add an "n." But if you want to continue the text, you must understand the sentence or paragraph-level context. It can happen even on a big scale.

But is it conscious?

Lemoine began a conversation with it to address the nature of the neural network's experience. The Language Models for Dialog Applications said it came with a soul idea. According to AI, the soul concept is something related to the animating force behind consciousness and life itself. It indicates that there exists something spiritual.

However, most peers of Lemoine disagree. According to them, nature precludes consciousness. There is no continuity of self, sense of the time gap, or understanding of a world.

Gary Marcus said that being sentient means being aware of yourself globally. He was an AI researcher and psychologist. The main focus of Google while producing technologies is to decrease such risks.

The company is well aware of the issues which can arise in machine learning models. Unfair bias is one of the problems on which researchers of Google are working.

They have been developing technologies for many years. It is why companies build resources and make them open-sourced. Researchers may use it to analyze models. Besides, they can analyze the data where they got trained.

Senior engineer Lemoine claimed that the company had questioned his sanity. Even someone asked him if he went to a psychiatrist recently for checking. Reports said the company advised him to take a mental health leave a few months before.

Google's A.I. department is in trouble for not the first time. Google recently suspended researcher Satrajit Chatterjee. It is because he disagreed with the published work of his two colleagues publicly. In addition, Google suspended two A.I. ethics researchers, Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell. In this case, both employees criticized the company's language models.

Conclusion:

The conversational skills of this LLM have been making for many years. This model is built on Transformer. Besides, it works similarly to multiple current language models, including BERT and GPT-3. It is a neural network architecture that Google Research developed and open-sourced in 2017. With the help of the model, it is possible to read many words. For instance, it can read a sentence or even a paragraph. In addition, it pays attention to the way these words relate to one another.

Moreover, it can predict which words are going to come next. However, it has training in dialogue, not like most other language models. But while training, it got several nuances that differentiate open-ended conversation from other forms of language. Sensibleness is one of the nuances.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Q. Is Google LaMDA real?

It stands for Language Models for Dialog Applications. Google made this machine-learning language model as a chatbot. You can use it to mimic humans in conversation. It has similarities to BERT, GPT-3, and other language models.

  • Q. What is it, and what does it want?

According to Google, it is a breakthrough technology. This model can engage in free-flowing conversations.

  • Q. Is LaMDA AI sentient?

Reports said that the senior engineer Lemoine began chatting with it in 2021. He discussed religion, consciousness, and robotics. After discussion, he said that the chatbot had become sentient.

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

KTM 18eDrive KTM 20eDrive Factory Edition

KTM 18eDrive KTM 20eDrive Factory Edition

KTM offers a wide range of e-bikes for kids, although it offers only the full-size Freeride E-XC electric dirt bike for adults. You can go with 12eDrive and 16eDrive Staycyc balance bikes if you are a beginner. Besides, SX-E 5 is suitable for these bikes, making them ready to race. But the company was willing to meet the needs of the entry-level and competition-ready models. It is when the new KTM 18eDrive KTM 20eDrive Factory Edition StayCyc balance bikes come into play.

Features of KTM 18eDrive KTM 20eDrive:

  • These come with an all-new 36V brushless motor. 
  • Besides, an electric Powerplant is mounted to a heat-treated aluminum frame. 
  • It is available in signature Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team colors. 
  • In addition, users can get excellent stopping power for Hayes Dominion brakes with 160 mm front and 140 mm rear discs. 
  • Moreover, its Nylon wheels can rip through tough terrain.

The 18eDrive has a rigid fork, but the 20eDrive comes with a Manitou J-Unit front end with 3.1 inches of travel. However, despite having differences, both bikes have many similarities. For instance, they come in three color-coded ride modes labeled Red (training), Yellow (standard), and Green (advanced). When it comes to the 18eDrive, the top speed of Redcaps is 9 mph, whereas Yellow allows you to ride to 13.5 mph, and Green offers an 18-mph top speed. For 20eDrive, the numbers are 10 mph, 15 mph, and 20mph, respectively.

The five-model-strong mini E-RIDE range delivers the riders' ideal starting point or training companion. These come with a new 36 Volt motor platform. In addition, the bikes have the power and range to tackle aggressive riding terrain or longer trips with the crew. Moreover, the brushless motor and quick-change battery deliver high-flying electric performance with top-shelf componentry and dirt-shredding benefits. These are lucrative for training or playing.

KTM 18eDRIVE can offer a completely new riding experience, due to which it is the next choice in the eDRIVE range. It can provide endless opportunities and allow you to develop skills, and it is an excellent choice for young shredders. If you are willing to get the most exciting and energized riding experience, it is the bike you should choose.

On the other hand, the KTM 20eDRIVE comes with medium-sized rippers, while the earlier one has little rippers. It has an adjustable 23-inch seat. Moreover, it features a Manitou J-Unit fork with 80 mm travel. This bike has STACYC custom grips also.

Run Time:

In these cases, run time is a huge factor as it depends on terrain, hills, and skill level. But the company claims that 18eDrive can last 30-45 minutes on one charge. On the other hand, 20eDrive can last 60 minutes.

Charging Time:

However, when it comes to charging, 18eDrive needs 1.5 hours to recharge. But the other one needs a 3-hour charge time. Fortunately, the company has a quick-connect 40Vmax Voltage (36Vnom) battery and an industrial-grade charger.

Weighs and Suitable:

18eDrive Factory Edition StayCyc allows to use for children ages 8-10 and is suitable for up to 115 pounds. But the 20eDrive is suitable for kids ages 10-12, and it comes in a similar weight.

Price:

If you are willing to buy 18eDrive, you need to invest $2,750. But if you want to purchase 20eDrive, invest $3,200.

Availability:

People can get them available in U.S. and Canada only. These will arrive in showrooms by June 2022.

Conclusion:

The motors of KTM 18eDrive KTM 20eDrive bikes come with more low-end power and torque. These help to tackle riding terrain or longer trips with the crew. If you are willing to get more details regarding these bikes, you should visit their website.

Monday, 23 May 2022

Sennheiser Momentum 3

Sennheiser Momentum 3

The Sennheiser MOMENTUM 3 is actually a noise-canceling headset. This company depends on its mature design and audio engineering expertise. Thus, it helps them to create a new model standing out from others.

How Do You Connect The Sennheiser Momentum 3 To Your Mobile?

You can connect the Sennheiser via NFC or the standard Bluetooth pairing process (Bluetooth 5.0). If you are willing to follow the NFC route, you have to enable the NFC by going to the mobile's settings. After that, your job is to hold your device beside the right ear cup of the mobile. Then, you can see a pop-up appearing on the device confirming a successful pairing procedure.

As soon as you connect, you will get the advantages of three great Bluetooth codecs: AAC, aptX, and aptX Low-Latency. However, the AAC's performance is a bit doubtful on Android phones. But it can stream on iPhones repeatedly, and Android users can use their favorite tunes over the aptX codec. If you are willing to have the best possible audio quality, you need to go with the included 3.5mm cable.

But you will not have an integrated mic and remote module from the device. In addition, you can enjoy third-party cables for around $12, and these offer an in-line mic and remote which support iOS devices.

Features of Sennheiser Momentum 3:

Discover Superior Sound:

The model is the recent edition of the company's headphone range. It offers superior sound, cutting-edge technology, and a modern design. Besides, it can reproduce the balanced depth and precision of studio-quality audio. Thus, the product helps to redefine your premium headphone experience.

MOMENTUM Wireless:

It offers intuitive controls designed for any situation. Besides, the Auto On/Off and Smart Pause features help to take a business call, talk to a friend, or hide in your personal audio space. Thus, these can make you sure that you will never miss a beat.

Noise Cancellation Technology with Transparent Hearing Functionality:

The active Noise Cancellation and Transparent Hearing functionality let you experience your audio world. You will get three modes from the advanced Active Noise Cancellation technology, and these three modes are tailored to different environments. Besides, the transparent Hearing feature allows you to enjoy music. No matter what you are doing, you can enjoy the pleasure of listening to music at the same time when you are present in that work.

Comfortable:

The model features a genuine leather head strap and premium earcups. Thus, it helps to provide superior comfort for people who prefer to enjoy endless listening. In addition, it comes in sturdy matte steel arms and a durable cover stand. These features make the product an ideal choice for people who are always on the move.

Different Functions:

It comes in an intuitive 3-button interface. With the help of this simple interface, it is possible to switch between your music and making calls in an instant. Besides, the product allows you to activate volume control at the touch of a button. In addition, you can link to voice assistant technology instantly. No matter in which situation you are because the earbud comes with all the functions you require to enjoy the rich, detailed sound.

Voice Assistant:

It can deliver seamless integration with the voice assistant of your mobile. In this case, you only have to hit a button. Then, it is possible to tap into the virtual world or real world whenever life happens. In addition, the superior sound helps you not to lose your rhythm again.

Battery:

When you turn on the noise-canceling feature, it enables the battery to last 13 hours and 17 minutes. The time can let you use the earbud for an entire week of commuting and nearly any international flight. Try to listen to sound levels quieter than 75dB(SPL). It helps to last battery closer to 17-hours. If the battery is drained, it is possible to charge the headset quickly with the included USB-C cable. In this case, you only have to charge for 10 minutes yielding 90 minutes of listening. However, the ANC headsets don't support fast charging always, which is a big benefit.

Smart Control App:

The app offers three different noise cancellation modes with a default equalizer. Besides, the smart TILE technology helps you to find your earbuds when life gets complicated.

Accessories:

The package includes:

  • MOMENTUM Wireless 
  • Audio 3.5 mm 
  • USB-C to USB-A Adapter 
  • USB-C Cable 
  • Case 
  • Quick Guide 
  • Safety Guide

Additional features of Sennheiser Momentum 3:

  • With the help of the device settings menu, it becomes possible to customize the voice prompt or Smart Pause. 
  • It offers a free dedicated app for iOS and Android. This app helps to easily control, personalize, update, and configure the headphone. 
  • The intuitive equalizer lets you manage the sound to your taste. 
  • With the help of the Transparent Hearing settings, you can determine the amount of ambient noise you want to hear.

Availability:

The Smart Control app supports most iOS and Android systems and enables you to use it for free. In addition, you can get it available in 8 languages. These are as follows:- German, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin.

Pros:

  • Bluetooth 5.0; SBC, aptX LL, aptX, and AAC 
  • Excellent Sound quality 
  • Great build quality 
  • Multiconnect, 
  • Autoconnect quickly

Cons:

  • No in-line mic/remote

The bottom line:

The Sennheiser MOMENTUM 3 is one of the models of the momentum series. It comes with the same grade-A build quality and style. Besides, the Bluetooth 5.0 firmware offers good connection quality. In addition, an array of high-quality Bluetooth codecs also help to provide better connections.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Q. When did the Sennheiser Momentum 3 come out?

The headphone debuted on May 10, 2022.

  • Q. Are Sennheiser Momentum 3 good for running?

If you are looking to work out, these are not a good choice. The reason is that wearing these earbuds will cause you more sweat than normal. They are a bit bulkier than the previous model and aren't the most portable.

  • Q. Does Momentum 3 have a mic?

Usually, if you want to have the best possible audio quality, you must go with the included 3.5mm cable. But yeh bad news is that the cable does not come with an integrated mic and remote module.

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Smart Screws, that Transmit DATA Wirelessly

Smart Screws, that Transmit DATA Wirelessly

Smart Screws are generally available in multiple places like on cranes, scaffolding, high-rise buildings, bridges, wind turbines, machines, etc. However, sometimes, wear & tear and temperature fluctuations or vibrations may lose one or more, which can face fatal repercussions. That's why you need to inspect regularly for safety-critical structures.

A research team from the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT has recently made a solution called "Smart Screw Connection." It comes with sensors and radio technology, enabling you to monitor the connections remotely.

What are Smart Screws?

The Smart screw is a type of screw used in wind turbines, machines, and bridges to keep them safe. Its sensors and radio technology help to monitor connections.

Features That Make Smart Screws Special: 

 

Diaforce Thin Film:

The Smart connection is fitted with a washer with a piezoresistive DiaForce thin film. Pressure-sensitive sensors register the preload force at three points while it remains tightened. If any change occurs in the preload force, it can change the electrical resistance in the DiaForce® thin film.

What says Dr. Peter Spies?

He is the Group Manager of Integrated Energy Supplies and Project Manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. Dr. Peter explains that a change in resistance occurs if it comes loose, and then a radio module will know about it. After that, the radio module, available on its head, sends the data to a base station, and it gathers all details from all relevant to the object.

Reliable Data Transmission:

The Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST created DiaForce® thin film. Fraunhofer IIS contributes to the mioty® low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) on radio technology. Besides, the technology helps to transfer small data packets over long distances. However, through the process, it takes minimal energy using only a base station from over 100,000 sensors.

Sometimes, the base station is available at the edge of a wind farm, several hundred meters or a few kilometers away. After that, a software program shows you the information for each one separately in a graphical overview. The status of the connection relies on the configuration and application and how they are transmitted permanently.

Why Is It Important?

He says that it becomes possible to notice the stability of safety-critical infrastructures for the first time with the help of a remote monitoring system. Besides, it enables you to check on each model, making it an essential asset for safety. He also adds that engineers don't need to be available on-site to check each one during a bridge or wind turbine inspection, and the service station will get all the data via radio.

People use the technology for different applications like flange connections in the industry, the bolts in steel girders in high-rise buildings, the load-bearing parts of bridges, or attaching rotors to wind turbines.

Researchers have given solutions to energy demand issues in a resource-efficient manner. The system follows the energy harvesting principle, and it uses heat or light to generate electricity. In this case, a thermoelectric generator creates electricity from the minute differences in temperature between its head and the environment. However, if you are willing, you can generate electricity through solar cells, and it becomes self-powered due to energy harvesting.

Protects from Hackers:

Fraunhofer researchers always give importance to the security factor. A shielded programming box contains each screw, the sensor unit, and the radio module during installation. Besides, it gets an ID from the box through the short-range RFID, its requirement profile, and an individual encryption key. It uses an encrypted radio link connected to the base station during data transmission.

He says that it is possible to stop criminals or hackers from sabotaging the system. Technical staff depends on the information. The project involves Fraunhofer IST, Fraunhofer IIS, the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security, AISEC. The Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT runs the project.

Advantage of Smart Screws:

The technology decreases the need for daily inspections of large structures. For example, amusement parks usually have a team of experts who inspect towering roller coasters the ensure nothing comes loose. But the risk increases too much when it comes to bridges, and it is while you need the technology.

The Bottom Line:

Smart devices need energy or power for operation. No one wants to make a bridge with battery-powered screws. It is why researchers move to energy harvesting, mainly the thermoelectric effect. Smart Screws' technology helps to keep these vital structures safe.