Technology – KalingaTV https://kalingatv.com Kahe Thik Dikhaye Thik Tue, 01 Dec 2020 17:18:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://cdn.kalingatv.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Kalinga-TV-Odisha-News-Logo-100x100.jpg Technology – KalingaTV https://kalingatv.com 32 32 Good News! WhatsApp Brings Custom Chat Wallpapers, Other Updates https://kalingatv.com/technology/good-news-whatsapp-brings-custom-chat-wallpapers-other-updates/ https://kalingatv.com/technology/good-news-whatsapp-brings-custom-chat-wallpapers-other-updates/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 17:18:06 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199941 WhatsApp Brings Custom Chat Wallpapers

New Delhi: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday said they are starting to release some new updates including improvements to Wallpapers, the launch of a search feature for Stickers and a new animated sticker pack. Wallpapers on WhatsApp are seeing four major updates – custom chat wallpapers, additional doodle wallpapers, an updated stock wallpaper gallery, and the […]

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WhatsApp Brings Custom Chat Wallpapers

New Delhi: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday said they are starting to release some new updates including improvements to Wallpapers, the launch of a search feature for Stickers and a new animated sticker pack.

Wallpapers on WhatsApp are seeing four major updates – custom chat wallpapers, additional doodle wallpapers, an updated stock wallpaper gallery, and the ability to set separate wallpapers for light and dark mode settings.

“Make your chats personal and distinguishable by using a custom wallpaper for your most important chats and favourite people, and you never need worry about sending the wrong message in the wrong chat ever again,” the company said in a statement.

With the new update, users can also find Doodle wallpapers in more colours.

WhatsApp serves over two billion users around the world.

To reflect this global community, they have selected new, diverse, and iconic images of nature and architecture from around the world, as well as eye catching new designs. Users can find them in the “Bright” and “Dark” albums.

According to the company, users can now set a separate wallpaper in dark mode for the best chat experience. Users can easily search and find stickers with text or emoji, or browse through common sticker categories.

“As we start to roll this out, we encourage sticker app creators to tag their stickers with emojis and text moving forward, so their stickers are searchable for WhatsApp users,” the company said.

Also, the World’s Health Organisation’s “Together at Home” sticker pack is now available as animated stickers.

The “Together at Home” sticker pack is available within WhatsApp, including with text localised for nine languages – Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

(IANS)

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Instagram Live Rooms Features Now Allows 3 More Additional Users In India https://kalingatv.com/technology/instagram-live-rooms-features-now-allows-3-more-additional-users-in-india/ https://kalingatv.com/technology/instagram-live-rooms-features-now-allows-3-more-additional-users-in-india/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:48:40 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199850 instagram live rooms

New Delhi: Instagram on Tuesday announced that its ‘Live Rooms’ feature, now has an ability to go Live with up to three additional people in India which help creators grow their audiences by going live with multiple guests. The early tests for this feature were done in India and now India is one of the first […]

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New Delhi: Instagram on Tuesday announced that its ‘Live Rooms’ feature, now has an ability to go Live with up to three additional people in India which help creators grow their audiences by going live with multiple guests.

The early tests for this feature were done in India and now India is one of the first countries to roll it out more broadly, the social media platform said.

Instagram Live gives people the ability to go live and create and connect virtually, and hence has seen diverse use cases this year.

“From the launch of Reels, to the testing and rollout of Live Rooms, India is playing a crucial role in the way products are being designed for the future,” Ajit Mohan, Vice President and Managing Director, Facebook India, said in a statement.

In March, Instagram Live views in India grew 60 per cent in a week-on-week basis.

Now with the ability to go Live with up to three guests, creators have more opportunities have conversations with their communities, and to expand their reach and use cases for Live, such as starting a talk show or a podcast, hosting a jam session etc.

“While Live Rooms will facilitate greater audience engagement, safety continues to be a focus and the existing safety measures will work on Live Rooms as well. There are built-in controls to keep the community safe,” the company said.

To use ‘Live Rooms’, users need to go live, tap the plus sign in the top left-hand corner of your stories tray or click the ‘Create’ plus icon in the top right of the home navigation bar.

To add guests to the live stream, the creators need to tap the Camera/Rooms icon.

Then, they will see people that have requested to join them live. Users can also search for the guest’s name to send them a request to join live. User can add all three guests at one time, and they can also add guests at a later time.

According to the company, the rollout for ‘Live Rooms’ has begun and will be available to everyone in India and Indonesia soon.

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How to Stop Corona Caller Tune on Airtel, Jio, BSNL and Vodafone Number, Here are the Tips https://kalingatv.com/state/how-to-stop-corona-caller-tune-on-airtel-jio-bsnl-and-vodafone-number-here-are-the-tips/ https://kalingatv.com/state/how-to-stop-corona-caller-tune-on-airtel-jio-bsnl-and-vodafone-number-here-are-the-tips/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:32:32 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199843 corona caller tune

If you are fed up of hearing the Corona Caller Tune constantly for 7-8 months and want to tun it off, then we have the solution for you. After hearing the Corona Caller Tune so long, users have started showing their anger on Social Media and are demanding to stop the Tune on phones. Many […]

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corona caller tune

If you are fed up of hearing the Corona Caller Tune constantly for 7-8 months and want to tun it off, then we have the solution for you. After hearing the Corona Caller Tune so long, users have started showing their anger on Social Media and are demanding to stop the Tune on phones. Many also complain that it creates annoyance while making an emergency call. But yet nothing has been done on this and you can still hear Big B’s heavy toneनमस्कार, हमारा देश और पूरा विश्व आज कोविड-19… while making a call. But the Social Media users have found a way to turn it off while making a call. Though we have not personally adopted the tips, but it’s claimed that the trick works pretty well for the Jio users. So let’s see how!

How to Stop on Different Operators

If you are an Airtel user, then you dial *646*224# and then press 1.The Second way is to instantly press * or 1 when you hear the COVID caller tune.

The Vodafone users need to type CANCT on their message box and send it to 144. Else they can also follow the second step as Airtel users.

The Jio Users need to type STOP in their message box and send it to 155223 or follow the second step like the first two operators.

The BSNL users need to type UNSUB and send it to 56700 or 56799.

Note: The above mentioned report has been prepared on the basis of claims made by the Social Media Users. We don't have any intention to obstruct the Government's Corona Awareness Campaign.

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Now You Can Play old Sony PlayStation games on new Microsoft Xbox series https://kalingatv.com/technology/now-you-can-play-old-sony-playstation-games-on-new-microsoft-xbox-series/ https://kalingatv.com/technology/now-you-can-play-old-sony-playstation-games-on-new-microsoft-xbox-series/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 06:10:02 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199803 Sony PlayStation games on Microsoft Xbox series

New Delhi: Microsoft will not love this news but developers have emulated old Sony PlayStation games onto the new Microsoft Xbox Series X and S gaming consoles. Using a technology called RetroArch emulator, developers worked on the “Developer Mode” in Xbox Series X/S gaming consoles which can help add the emulation software as a Universal […]

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Sony PlayStation games on Microsoft Xbox series

New Delhi: Microsoft will not love this news but developers have emulated old Sony PlayStation games onto the new Microsoft Xbox Series X and S gaming consoles.

Using a technology called RetroArch emulator, developers worked on the “Developer Mode” in Xbox Series X/S gaming consoles which can help add the emulation software as a Universal Windows Application (UWA).

It allows users to download a retail version of the emulation software directly to their gaming console, reports The Verge.

Microsoft doesn’t officially support this kind of emulation and PCSX2 support is still in progress.

To add RetroArch to Xbox using Developer Mod, one needs to pay a $19 registration fee to be part of Microsoft’s Developer programme.

They can then download the “Dev mode activation” app from the Xbox store.

Once the app is downloaded, one can connect to your Xbox from a web browser using your local network and add the RetroArch UWA files.

However, the newly-launched Sony PlayStation 5 does not offer this functionality. The new gaming console is only natively backwards compatible with PlayStation 4 games.

Sony only offers the option to play PS3 and PS2 games using its PS Now game streaming service.

Sony has confirmed to refill its PlayStation 5 stock by the end of the year after the newly-launched gaming consoles were sold out in its biggest launch ever.

Whenever it arrives, PlatStation5 will cost Rs 49,990 in India and the PS5 Digital Edition will be available for Rs 39,990.

The Microsoft Xbox Series X and Series S gaming consoles went on sale on November 10 globally.

Owing to the huge demand, Xbox Series X and Series S consoles are projected to be in short supply until at least April next year.

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Motorola Launches Moto G 5G Smartphone At Rs 20,999 In India https://kalingatv.com/technology/motorola-launches-moto-g-5g-smartphone-at-rs-20999-in-india/ https://kalingatv.com/technology/motorola-launches-moto-g-5g-smartphone-at-rs-20999-in-india/#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2020 07:11:36 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199633 moto g 5g launch

New Delhi: Motorola on Monday launched its new mid-price range smartphone ‘Moto G 5G’ for Rs 20,999 in the India market. The smartphone will be available in two colours, volcanic grey and frosted silver, starting December 7 exclusively on Flipkart, the company said. The device can be purchased at an effective price of Rs 19,999 […]

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New Delhi: Motorola on Monday launched its new mid-price range smartphone ‘Moto G 5G’ for Rs 20,999 in the India market.

The smartphone will be available in two colours, volcanic grey and frosted silver, starting December 7 exclusively on Flipkart, the company said.

The device can be purchased at an effective price of Rs 19,999 with the Rs 1000 instant discount on HDFC Bank credit and debit cards.

“The new Moto G 5G is yet another powerful testimony to the brand’s commitment to making future-ready technology accessible to all”.

The device comes packed with a 6.7-inch Max Vision HDR10 display with 20:9 aspect ratio.

The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 750G chipset paired with 6B RAM and 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a microSD card slot.

The smartphone has a triple camera setup that includes a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP secondary wide-angle shooter, and a 2MP primary camera. The device has a 16MP front camera for selfies and video calls.

The smartphone houses a 5000mAh battery, which claims a long life on a single charge.

“Fuel up fast with TurboPower 20W charging that gives you 10 hours of power in just 15 minutes,” the company said.

(IANS)

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China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Prepares For A Soft Landing On Moon https://kalingatv.com/world/chinas-change-5-probe-prepares-for-a-soft-landing-on-moon/ https://kalingatv.com/world/chinas-change-5-probe-prepares-for-a-soft-landing-on-moon/#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:48:39 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199594 China's Chang'e-5 probe

Beijing: China’s Chang’e-5 probe is preparing for a soft landing on the moon to undertake the country’s first collection of samples from an extraterrestrial body, it was announced on Monday. The lander-ascender combination of the spacecraft separated from its orbiter-returner combination at around 4.40 a.m. on Monday (Beijing Time), Xinhua news agency quoted the China National […]

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China's Chang'e-5 probe

Beijing: China’s Chang’e-5 probe is preparing for a soft landing on the moon to undertake the country’s first collection of samples from an extraterrestrial body, it was announced on Monday.

The lander-ascender combination of the spacecraft separated from its orbiter-returner combination at around 4.40 a.m. on Monday (Beijing Time), Xinhua news agency quoted the China National Space Administration (CNSA) as saying.

Launched on November 24, Chang’e-5 is one of the most complicated and challenging missions in China’s aerospace history, as well as the world’s first moon-sample mission for more than 40 years.

The spacecraft is performing well and communication with ground control is normal, CNSA said.

The lander-ascender combination will execute a soft landing on the moon and carry out automatic sampling.

The orbiter-returner will continue orbiting about 200 km above the lunar surface and wait for rendezvous and docking with the ascender.

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UK bans Installation Of Huawei 5G Telecom Equipments From September 2021 https://kalingatv.com/technology/uk-bans-installation-of-huawei-5g-telecom-equipments-from-september-2021/ https://kalingatv.com/technology/uk-bans-installation-of-huawei-5g-telecom-equipments-from-september-2021/#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2020 04:46:42 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199581 UK Huawei 5G

London: The UK government announced on Monday that the Chinese telecom giant Huawei will not be able to install its 5G equipments in the country from September 2021. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said that as per its earlier decision, the UK carriers will no longer be able to install Huawei equipment […]

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UK Huawei 5G

London: The UK government announced on Monday that the Chinese telecom giant Huawei will not be able to install its 5G equipments in the country from September 2021.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said that as per its earlier decision, the UK carriers will no longer be able to install Huawei equipment beginning September 2021.

The UK government has laid out a roadmap for removing all telecoms equipment made by “high risk vendors,” including Huawei, from the country’s 5G network by 2027, reports CNET.

In July this year, the UK government had announced a ban on the purchase of new Huawei kits for 5G from next year and said that the Chinese telecom giant’s equipment will be completely removed from 5G networks by the end of 2027.

The telecoms operators have seven years to remove its existing technology from their 5G infrastructure at an expected cost of 2 billion pounds.

The decision came following new advice produced by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on the impact of US sanctions against the telecommunications vendor.

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designated Chinese telecom companies, Huawei and ZTE, as national security risks to America’s communications networks.

In a U-turn, the UK government that earlier allowed Huawei to sell its 5G technology in the country, signalled a tougher stand against the Chinese telecom giant.

Huawei called the decision “bad news for anyone in the UK with a mobile phone”.

Struggling to keep its consumer business afloat in the wake of the US sanctions, Huawei this month announced to sell off its Honor smartphone business assets to China-based Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology Co Ltd.

The company said that the sale — which could be around $15 billion according to multiple reports — will help Honor’s channel sellers and suppliers make it through this difficult time.

Honor smartphones have been hit by US sanctions that prevent Huawei from doing business with the US companies.

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LG Velvet: Affordable dual display smartphone https://kalingatv.com/technology/lg-velvet-affordable-dual-display-smartphone/ https://kalingatv.com/technology/lg-velvet-affordable-dual-display-smartphone/#respond Sun, 29 Nov 2020 09:44:16 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199485 LG Velvet

New Delhi: When smartphone makers like Motorola and Samsung are busy launching high-end foldable display smartphones, LG has joined the bandwagon with launching a dual display device at an affordable price. The new LG Velvet is priced in India starting at Rs 36,990, whereas the LG Velvet Dual Screen combo is priced starting at Rs 49,990. […]

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LG Velvet

New Delhi: When smartphone makers like Motorola and Samsung are busy launching high-end foldable display smartphones, LG has joined the bandwagon with launching a dual display device at an affordable price.

The new LG Velvet is priced in India starting at Rs 36,990, whereas the LG Velvet Dual Screen combo is priced starting at Rs 49,990.

Currently, it is the only handset in the sub-Rs 50,000 price point that offers a foldable smartphone experience.

Let us find out how the Dual Screen combo device in black colour performs for its Indian fans.

The Velvet doesn’t look like any other phone LG has launched to date.

It features a tall and slim look. The phone has a metal-glass sandwich design with both the front and rear sides being curved.

The right side of the phone houses the power button while on the left, you will find volume buttons and a Google Assistant key.

A SIM card tray with microSD card expansion is placed on top of the phone, and a USB-C port, speaker and headphone jack at the bottom.

The smartphone comes with a case for a secondary display with all the important buttons and ports.

The case ships with a magnetic connector for Type-C charging port so that a user doesn’t have to take out the phone every time to plug it into charging.

The dual-screen accessory has cutouts for the audio jack and bottom-firing speaker.

Additionally, the Velvet also comes equipped with a hybrid SIM card tray, offering a microSD card to expand the phone’s built-in memory.

The LG Velvet has a P-OLED 6.8-inch main screen with an aspect ratio of 20.5:9 and a resolution of 2460×1080, 60Hz refresh rate.

The sunlight legibility of the device is good. One won’t be squinting his/her eyes to read text or view a photo on the phone.

We do wish LG added a screen refresh rate option faster than 60Hz. Refresh rates of 90Hz or higher are commonplace on other mid-range and flagship smartphones.

The sides of the display are curved, which certainly looks modern.

The smartphone incorporates a second 6.8-inch screen to the regular monitor of the Velvet. In the Dual Screen case, there is also a 2.1-inch display where alerts and other information can appear.

LG has a custom web browser called “Whale for LG Dual Screen” created especially for its Dual Screen.

With the help of a secondary display, one can read the news on one display and watch YouTube videos on the other one.

One can also use the primary display as a gaming console while gameplay runs on the secondary screen, for a console-like gaming experience.

The LG Velvet has a triple camera setup at the back that houses a 48MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens, PDAF, and 79-degree field of view. There is an additional 8MP secondary sensor with a wide-angle f/2.2 lens and 120-degree field of view.

Lastly, there is a 5MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens and an 81-degree field of view.

The phone also has a 16MP camera sensor at the front for selfies and video chat that is paired with an f/1.9 lens and offers an 81-degree field of view.

In daylight testing, nearly all of our shots looked crisp, with excellent depth of field. The smartphone offers solid performance in low-light conditions as well.

Selfies came out nice, even if a bit overexposed. However, the images were not as sharp as what you get on the front camera.

The device captures video in up to 4K at 30fps with its mainframe, 1080p at 30fps and 60fps are available as well. The ultra-large coverage is limited to 1080p at 30fps.

The LG Velvet India model is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC instead of the Snapdragon 765G found on the global version.

The phone packs 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. There is an option to expand storage further using a microSD card (up to 2TB).

The phone’s performance is smooth for day-to-day tasks like multitasking between social media apps, watching a video and sending emails.

Facial recognition on the phone is decent and the in-display fingerprint sensor, we found, is a much better option.

LG Velvet has a battery power of a 4,300mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ support.

Fully charged, the phone easily lasted for more than a day on moderate usage.

If you want to use it for playing games and streaming movies, then you have to plug-in to the charger for twice a day.

The Velvet runs on Android 10 with no complex menus and the interface is clean.

Conclusion: No doubt LG Velvet is the finest phone in terms of design and performance in its category that we reviewed recently.

Still, it would be not an easy task for LG to compete against OnePlus as well as Samsung foldable devices in terms of consumer satisfaction and brand trust.

Affordability is one factor that works perfectly in the LG Velvet case as you will not find a Dual Screen device at this price.

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Microsoft’s New Project To Allow Users To Run Android Apps In Windows 10 https://kalingatv.com/technology/microsofts-new-project-to-allow-users-to-run-android-apps-in-windows-10/ https://kalingatv.com/technology/microsofts-new-project-to-allow-users-to-run-android-apps-in-windows-10/#respond Sun, 29 Nov 2020 07:43:56 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199470 Run Android Apps In Windows 10

New Delhi: Microsoft is working on a project named Latte that would allow app developers to bring their Android apps directly to Windows 10 with little to zero changes in the codes. The developers will need to package their Android apps as MSIX format and submit those to the Microsoft Store, reports Windows Central. MSIX is […]

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Run Android Apps In Windows 10

New Delhi: Microsoft is working on a project named Latte that would allow app developers to bring their Android apps directly to Windows 10 with little to zero changes in the codes.

The developers will need to package their Android apps as MSIX format and submit those to the Microsoft Store, reports Windows Central.

MSIX is a Windows app package format that provides a modern packaging experience to all Windows apps.

Currently, users can run Android apps on their PCs via app streaming using the ‘Your Phone’ app built into Windows 10.

This functionality, however, has been limited to a handful of Samsung devices.

Project Latte will allow app developers to bring apps to Windows 10 that don’t have a Windows version available.

Project Latte, however, may not support Play Services as Google doesn’t allow Play Services to be installed on anything other than native Android devices and Chrome OS.

“This means that apps which require Play Services APIs will need to be updated to remove those dependencies before they can be submitted on Windows 10,” the report said.

Earlier, Microsoft tried the same with a similar project codenamed Astoria which did not see the light of the day.

Project Latte is likely to be powered by the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

“Microsoft has announced that WSL will soon get support for GUI Linux applications, as well as GPU acceleration which should aid the performance of apps running through WSL,” the report mentioned.

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Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh dies at 46 https://kalingatv.com/technology/former-zappos-ceo-tony-hsieh-dies-at-46/ https://kalingatv.com/technology/former-zappos-ceo-tony-hsieh-dies-at-46/#respond Sun, 29 Nov 2020 04:30:34 +0000 https://kalingatv.com/?p=199416 Tony Hsieh

San Francisco: Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos, died at the age of 46, sending shock waves in the middle of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Hsieh passed away on Friday surrounded by his family, said Megan Fazio, a spokesperson for Las Vegas-based enterprise DTP Companies, which Hsieh had founded. […]

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Tony Hsieh

San Francisco: Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos, died at the age of 46, sending shock waves in the middle of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Hsieh passed away on Friday surrounded by his family, said Megan Fazio, a spokesperson for Las Vegas-based enterprise DTP Companies, which Hsieh had founded.

Citing a spokesperson for Hsieh, TechCrunch on Saturday reported that the cause of his death was that he had sustained injuries in a house fire.

However, the report added that the actual cause of Hsieh’s death was still under investigation.

Widely regarded as a visionary, Hsieh invested $500,000 in Zappos in 1999 which was considered as a bad idea by many.

Hsieh’s leadership is credited for the company’s turnaround and Amazon had bought it in 2009 at a valuation of nearly $1.2 billion.

He continued to lead Zappos until stepping down as CEO of the company earlier this year.

His role as a visionary came more into focus due to his role in DTP Companies which ran the Downtown Project, an initiative to revitalise the Las Vegas area.

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