It seems that soon we will hand over our all tasks to drone and robots as they are entering into every field with such a fast pace. Drones are taking our great responsibilities and getting ready to help us in those situations in which we are unable to fulfill our tasks, especially in approaching those areas in disasters which are far away from our access. Same is the case with the robots. Robots are getting ready to help us in our everyday tasks such as cleaning, organizing our rooms and even entertaining our pets. However, this is not the end of the story. Now, robots are getting more intelligent than you and soon you will see your interviewer will be a robot, not a human. So get ready for that!

A Swedish recruitment agency TNG has been using an artificially intelligent robot head called Tengai to conduct test interviews in place of a human recruiter since October. Now it has over the experiment with great success and the device will start conducting the interviews of candidates for actual jobs in May.

The whole process of the interview will be conducted by the robot with the goal of eliminating the biases human recruiters bring to the hiring process.

Furhat designed the robot head, named as Tengai. This will be placed on a table where it rests at about eye level with a job candidate. It will ask the different questions from the candidates with its voice and face designed to mimic human inflections and expressions. It will ask every question in the same order and the same way.

In the end, it will provide a human recruiter the candidate’s answers transcript so that they can take any a decision about whether or not to select that person for the job.

After months of leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup is now official. As expected, the Korean tech giant has launched three new smartphones yesterday. These are the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus and Galaxy S10e. The third device is a new, entry-level gadget, and you can find all the details for it here. So let’s take a look at what the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus have to offer.

Samsung Galaxy S10 And Galaxy S10 Plus Specifications: Snapdragon 855 Processor, Up To 12GB RAM And Triple Rear Cameras

After the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, the Galaxy S10 smartphones now also feature Qualcomm’s latest processor, the 7nm Snapdragon 855. The 855 features a completely different cluster architecture over its predecessor and Qualcomm’s AI support on the chip will usher in a new era of software development.

Moving towards the RAM count, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus will be available with three different configurations. Battery capacity for the Galaxy S10 is 3400mAh and for the S10 Plus, it is 4100mAh. Both the devices also support USB Type-C. The pair will be available in two storage+RAM configurations. You can take a look at all the technical specifications in the table below.

For a brief look, here are the RAM+storage configurations of the two smartphones. Keep in mind that both gadgets support LPDDR4X RAM:

Galaxy S10: Galaxy S10 Plus:
RAM: 8GB 8GB/12GB
Storage: 128GB/512GB 128GB/512GB/1TB

Galaxy S10 And S10 Plus Display Specifications: Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Displays With 3040×1440 QHD+ Resolution

Moving towards their displays, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus feature 6.1″ and 6.3″ display panels respectively. These displays have a 3040×1440 pixel resolution and their cover glass is the Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The displays are what Samsung calls Dynamic AMOLED panels capable of HDR+. These panels, according to the company, are some of the most advanced found in smartphones. Most color accurate display ever on a mobile device. This display also reduces blue light emissions by 42%.

The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus are also Samsung’s first smartphones to feature ultrasonic fingerprint recognition. As opposed to traditional fingerprint sensors, Samsung claims that this feature maps a 3D image of your fingerprint leading to a more secure solution. The ultrasonic sensor also performs better in all lighting conditions as compared to others. Your data is protected by machine learning algorithms, although all fingerprint computations are still performed by the smartphone’s CPU. Display brightness for these displays is 800 – 1200 nits.

Samsung’s representatives on stage were also careful to mention the company’s brand new laser cutting technique that was hard to develop. According to the company, slicing out a portion of the display with laser damages the surrounding pixels, making it hard to maintain a consistent output.

 

 

 

Galaxy S10 And Galaxy S10 Plus Camera Specifications: Three Rear Camera Sensors With 12+12+16MP Resolutions; Dual Front Camera Setup For The S10 Plus, Single For The S10

The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus also receive important upgrades in the photography department. While the S9 and S9+ differ in rear lens options, this isn’t the case with their successors. Both the S10 and S10 Plus feature three photographic sensors at the back. These are capable of Telephoto, Wide angle and Ultra Wide angle with 12MP, 12MP and 16MP resolutions respectively.

The smartphones can expand a 0.4-second video clip for 14.8 seconds and a 0.8-second clip for 27.6 seconds for Super Slo-Mo video recording. This is a big upgrade over the Galaxy S9 lineup, showing how well the Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9820 can handle the computations. Speaking of which, Samsung’s Scene Optimizer is also updated, and it can now recognize 30 different scenes (up from the S9’s 20 scenes). The S10 pair will capture dramatic 2K slow motion videos for longer than its predecessor.

Moving to their front cameras, the Galaxy S10 has only a single lens while the S10 Plus has two. The Galaxy S10’s front camera has a 10MP resolution with an f/1.9 aperture width. It supports Dual Pixels, Auto Focus and Ultra-High Definition Selfies. The Galaxy S10 Plus has an additional 8MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture width. The front cameras also support AR Emoji, live focus, zoom effect, live effect and color point effect.

Galaxy S10 And Galaxy S10 Plus: Design Details And Miscellaneous Features

Finally, let’s move towards the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus’ design details and other miscellaneous features. The smartphones are IP68 certified and feature an all display design with minimum bezels. Additionally, they also keep Samsung’s trademark sloping edge design, and their rear cameras are horizontally arranged. Furthermore, Samsung’s latest laser drilled AMOLED displays ensure a non-intrusive viewing experience.

The Galaxy S10 pair support AKG headphones and speakers. They also support HDR10+ playback and recoding. The S10 also allows Dolby ATMOS sound. Both the S10 and S10 Plus will be available in Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Green color options. The larger Galaxy S10 Plus will also be available in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White color options, but these will be limited to 1TB internal storage and 12GB RAM. The S10 also increases storage to 1.5TB via a MicroSD card, and the gadget supports WiFi6, making it the first phone on the planet with this support.

Additionally, the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus will also support two nano SIMs, or one nano-SIM and one MicroSD card.

The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus will be available in six different color options. These are:

  • White
  • Black
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Pink

Additionally, the S10 Plus will be available in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White. For those of you wondering about headphones, Samsung’s latest smartphones will come with a 3.5mm earphone jack as well.

Microsoft  has begun releasing a fresh new Insider Preview Build from the 19H1 branch. Today’s release brings some new features, improvements, and a number of bug fixes. Microsoft is also officially talking about the new Chrome Timeline extension that is currently available for Insiders.

Here’s the complete Windows 10 19H1 Preview Build 18342 changelog:

Improving Gaming on Windows 10

Thanks to everyone who signed up to try out our new Windows gaming technology in Build 18334. With today’s new build (Build 18342), we have some fixes that we can’t wait to have folks try out: the game now runs correctly with parental controls enabled, and the install process is more stable (including a fix for the game being stuck in “Pending” instead of downloading).

  • If you have already tried State of Decay and everything worked: we’d appreciate you uninstalling State of Decay and then trying the install again, to make sure everything still works.
  • If you have already tried State of Decay and something didn’t work: please try again and see if your issue has been addressed. If not, it would help us a lot if you let us know using the Feedback Hub in Windows . Even if you already sent feedback on the issue before, it’s very helpful to know that it’s still happening on a new version of Windows.
  • If you were not able to get a slot for State of Decay: we’ve opened up more slots now, so just go to the Xbox Insider hub and click Insider content to join. NOTE: we’re still limiting availability as we roll out, so we recommend joining right away. If you miss out this time, don’t worry, we’ll be adding more again soon!
  • If you are trying State of Decay for the first time: just do the following:
    1. Install the Xbox Insider Hub app on the PC you’ll be flighting on.
    2. Sign in to the Xbox Insider Hub with your Gamertag.
    3. Select Insider Content in the upper left.
    4. Scroll to the bottom and select the Windows Gaming program (in the System section).
    5. Join the program.
    6. Follow the instructions in the previous post, skipping any steps you’ve already completed above.

If you see any problems downloading or installing the game, or if important functionality like game saving isn’t working, please be sure to use the Feedback Hub to tell us. And thank you again for helping us find any issues!

Linux Files inside of File Explorer

We added the ability for users to access Linux files in a WSL distro from Windows. These files can be accessed through the command line, and also Windows apps, like File Explorer, VSCode, etc. can interact with these files. Access your files by navigating to \wsl$<distro_name>, or see a list of running distributions by navigating to \wsl$. You can learn more about this here.

Other Updates for Insiders

New Chrome Extension for Timeline: We’re pleased to announce an extension that collects activities from your Google Chrome browser and adds them to your Timeline in Windows. You can download the new Web Activity extension now from the Chrome Web Store. Just sign-in to the extension on your Chrome browser with your Microsoft account, visit a site in Chrome, then watch it appear on Timeline – and pick up where you left off. Your Chrome activities will also sync with Timeline on Android devices using the Microsoft Launcher app. Give the new extension a try and let us know what you think in the Feedback Hub. This is just one of many updates inspired by Insiders to make Timeline even better.

For more details about general fixes and known issues, head over to the official blog post.

The account login that is required every time an Android app needs to be updated is something that we could all do without, and Google seems to have reached the same conclusion. The tech giant has recently started testing a new auto-update feature for pre-installed apps on Android devices.

Conventionally, you have to update the pre-installed apps in order to access their latest versions by signing into the Google Play Store via your Google account and if you don’t do so, the apps won’t be updated. This new feature is going to change that.

Details associated with this new development have been shared by Google with some Play Store app developers. Since some apps do require the presence of a Google account in order to function properly, it is clear that not every app will have this feature. Therefore, Google has mentioned in its email to the app developers that they ensure that new releases of their apps can work even without Google account login.

It is worth noting that this is only applicable to apps that have already been loaded into Android devices. Users will still have to log in if they want to install or update new apps from the Play Store.

The email also stated that this feature will only work on Android API version 21 or later, which essentially means that any device with Android Jellybean or a more advanced version will be able to experience this feature.

Additionally, there will certainly be an option for users to disable the new feature, but that is not advisable considering the importance of security in Android apps. Ultimately, Google is aiming to further simplify and streamline the Android user experience. This also enables the tech giant to minimize costs associated with maintaining older versions of apps.

Keeping its users engaged is the old habit of WhatsApp. The social messaging app remains in the limelight by introducing new features for its users. Recently, we have come to know that, the users will soon be allowed to reject the WhatsApp Group Invitations. 

The Social Messaging App Is Working On Some New Changes For WhatsApp Group Invitations

The WABetaInfo has recently uncovered this new change in the iPhones. According to them, all the users will be able to specify who is able to add them in any WhatsApp Group. The future Version of the App will let you choose between anybody, your contacts, or nobody. So, it will be up to you who will be able to add you in groups. This feature will also make its way to the Android Users as well.

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Once the new version of App will make its way to the users, all you have to do is

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Account
  • Head to Privacy
  • Open Groups
  • Select One of the desired options

According to the reports,  if you will choose the third option, then you will receive an alert when administrators will try to add you to a group. The alert will allow you to accept or reject the invite. However, that will be valid for 72 hours only. Furthermore, you can still join groups via a group link if nobody is able to add you. You will also receive an alert if you will choose the second option if the inviting administrator isn’t in your contacts list.

In addition to that, WhatsApp for Android got a major makeover. The latest update brings a new makeover with a basic purpose of making navigations in setting easier than before.  This new design will provide the information below each button making it easier for users to select that particular option.

Samsung is just about ready to launch their new Galaxy S10 flagship series this month. Unlike last year, Samsung is launching their new phones ahead of the biggest smartphone show on Earth, Mobile World Congress. The world will meet Samsung’s new flagships on Feb. 20, but you don’t have to wait that long to find out what the company has in store for their flagship line. Here’s everything we know about Samsung’s Galaxy S10 so far:

1. It’ll come in four variants

Samsung’s flagship S series typically came in two models: regular and plus. But this year we expect Samsung to unveil four versions of the Galaxy S10: a limited edition variant of the top-end model which is expected to come in a ceramic coating, the top-end Galaxy S10 Plus, the regular Galaxy S10 variant and a smaller Galaxy S10e.

The main differences here is the screen size: the Galaxy S10 Plus and the limited edition variant are expected to come with large, 6.4-inch displays, while the regular S10 variant will have a 6.1-inch screen. The smallest, pint-sized variant will have a 5.8-inch panel.

2. More new tech than ever before

Samsung’s made very iterative changes to its previous flagships, but that’s no longer the case with the S10. The Korean company is stuffing the new phone with every new tech possible, which includes an ultrasonic in-screen display scanner, hole-punch cameras in lieu of a notch (two of them in the case of the S10 Plus), reverse wireless charging, triple cameras and depending where you are in the world, either Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 or Samsung’s own Exynos 9820 inside.

3. Possible 1TB of storage for the top-tier model

Lest we forget, Samsung makes storage solutions for other smartphone vendors and PCs as well as make phones and other appliances. The company just recently announced that they’ve already begun mass producing the world’s first 1TB embedded Flash Storage for phones. It’s very likely that the company will be putting these 1TB eUFS storage chips in the top-tier, limited edition Galaxy S10 Plus.

4. Still no notch, but it’ll have hole-punches instead

Samsung’s smartphones so far have managed to keep away from the whole notch bandwagon, but it seems they’re finally succumbing to another, emerging design trend this year: the hole-punch display. All of the Galaxy S10 models are expected to come with hole-punch displays, with cameras offset to the upper left side in lieu of a typical notch.

Additionally, the Galaxy S10 Plus is expected to come with two front-facing cameras. The second camera will likely be for wide-angle selfies.

5. Triple camera for Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus

The smaller variant of the S models usually only rocked a single camera with the larger Plus model getting the multiple camera treatment. That’s no longer the case with the new S10 lineup – from leaked renders, it looks like both the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus will have triple camera modules, arranged horizontally across the phone’s rear.

The smaller Galaxy 10e will have dual cameras as well as a more traditional fingerprint scanner integrated on the frame of the phone. The Galaxy 10e is more than likely targeted to a wider base of users thanks to a lower price point.

WhatsApp has gained unprecedented popularity ever since its introduction, the popular messaging app is currently the most-used app in the world with over 1.5 billion active users. WhatsApp as a platform holds immense potential for various activities. From normal messaging and group texting to marketing advertisement and other corporate work, the messaging app provides a plethora of features and possibilities with which the app can be used without spending a dime.

Here are the  unique ways people are using WhatsApp for marketing and other mass communication purposes in 2019:

1. For office communication between remote teams

A widely used communication tool in the corporate and the freelance sector, the option to use WhatsApp for internal team communication (by creating a group) holds paramount importance in the business industry. Perhaps the biggest reason for its popularity in this sector is that it does not require any learning since people are generally reluctant to learn new things. Another massive advantage it provides is that everyone already has the app pre-installed in their smartphones so communication via the app becomes much easier and quicker.

Finally, the ultra-useful “Reply Feature” is the biggest reason why Team communication on the Facebook Messenger isn’t as popular as it is on WhatsApp, the feature allows the user to respond to a particular message in the group which ads context and clarity to the reply instead of creating confusion.

2. A cross-platform between the biggest social media networks

Perhaps the biggest advantage the app provides is its ability to provide a seamless connection with social media giants such as Facebook and Instagram. Several online businesses use other social media networks to advertise their brand and leave a WhatsApp number where consumers can chat with the seller and remove any ambiguity. It should be mentioned that other messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger and Instagram’s messaging portal also provide this option, however, due WhatsApp’s much simpler UI and better features, people prefer to communicate through this platform.

3. For selling stuff through mass marketing

Unlike the traditional method of mass marketing, where the buyer sends messages and emails to the consumers, WhatsApp ads another layer of finesse and nuance where it provides the option to send images, audio files, short video clips of your products and text messages to users across the world. Unlike SMS or Email, there is less restriction on the format and delivery chances are higher.

4. For communication with clients and customers

WhatsApp has also proven to be a great tool for customer support, simply because of its wide customer reach. A customer will always prefer to send a message on WhatsApp (since it is much faster, easier and less time consuming) instead of having to call a helpline number and many companies especially online business are now following this method of communication with their customers.

5. For activism and campaigns

In the last few years, WhatsApp has become an increasingly powerful and influential tool for political campaigns across the world. A few reasons why this platform is specifically used over others are:

  • Allows creation of a group to up to 256 people
  • The message comes directly to the user’s phone from known contacts
  • Allows political groups to mobilize supporters
  • It is free
  • Communication is encrypted

6. For business calls, personal calls and for over the seas calls

Another ultra-useful feature this platform provides is the ability to call, that call can be a personal call in the local vicinity or an overseas business/private call. However, the best part is that it is free of cost. Traditionally overseas calls have always been expensive with local phone caries charging a premium rate, but the introduction of WhatsApp has almost overtaken all other carriers and is the primary option for overseas calls.

Antutu revealed their list of the Global top 10 best performance smartphones for August 2018. Wondering what the best Android phones on the market are right now?

Check out the top 10 list as measured by the average Antutu score.

Mi Black Shark Gaming Phone

The Mi Black Shark gaming phone remained on top once again with an average Antutu score of 289,415 in August,. The device leads the pack with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a liquid cooling system that helps it avoid overheating and perform better than other smartphones with similar specs.

Vivo NEX S

Coming in second with an average Antutu score of 288,076 is the Vivo NEX S. Although this device shares the same Snapdragon 845 processor and 8GB of RAM with Mi Black Shark, its cooling design is not as powerful as Mi Black Shark, therefore it doesn’t perform as well as the latter.

OPPO Find X

The third spot is taken by OPPO Find X which gets an average Antutu score of 286293. Since this device is also running on Snapdragon 845 processor with 8GB of RAM, its performance is only marginally lower than Mi Black Shark and vivo NEX S.

The rest of the list are as follows: the Snapdragon 845-powered Galaxy Note 9, Xiaomi Mi 8, Asus ZenFone 5Z, Xiaomi Mi POCOPHONE F1, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s, the Snapdragon 845-powered Galaxy S9+ and Snapdragon 845-powered Galaxy S9.

In general, August’s top ten rankings are dominated by smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor once again. This situation is not likely to change in the coming two months until  the Huawei Mate 20 series powered by Kirin 980 processor is released on October 16.

The above data reflects the changes of Android phone performance for August, 2018.

Below were the Statistical rules used:

  1. Score: all the scores are averaged, not highest score per model (actual running results may fluctuate, which is a normal phenomenon).
  2. Period of data collection: August 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018.
  3. Data amount: at least 1000 units.
  4. Data source: Antutu Benchmark V7

Credit: Antutu

 

 

 

A Laptop! Our second most favourite gadget aside our phones. They usually have  sufficient battery power to last for a stipulated number of hours and as a result  are used for our daily work or plainly for entertainment purposes.

How then do we prolong the batteries to keep them working for a long time?

Older generation of laptops didn’t have strong batteries as compared to the new ones. Even with that in place we still have to maintain and preserve these batteries to prolong their lifespan.

Here are 5 ways to make your battery live longer than methuselah! -just kidding but basically these 5 tips would prolong and keep your battery.

Activate the Battery’s eco use or battery saver: 

This is one of the things i do immediately my battery is full and i unplug the charger. I used to do this mainly for entertainment purposes but i have gradually inculcated it during work hours and guess what it works!

Clean air vents often: 

Blocked and stuffy nose makes us uncomfortable and almost feels like we actually have a volcano inside of us. Guess what? so does our laptops. Laptops with blocked air vents might generate more heats which might reduce battery life. the best thing to do is to clean the air vents regularly in order to keep operating temperatures low.

Turn off processes and apps not in use:

Aren’t we all culprits? we open so many pages on the web and open tons of applications especially when you  do a lot of multitasking like I do. Inasmuch as you might want to finish a couple of things all at once, you might have to think about the welfare of your battery as well.

Battery Backup:

 Very Important! you need to have a backup battery on you every time. this reduces the load on the battery.

Hibernate or Shut down when not in use:

A lot of us fault at this. we simply close the laptop when no longer in use but i’m sorry to announce that simply closing the laptop doesnt mean it is off, it still runs in the background. It’s always advisable to hibernate or completely shut down when the device would not be in use for a couple of hours.

Now you have no excuse to prolong your battery life with these 5 simple tips.