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Night Vision that allows your phone to see in darkness | BGR India - BGR India
Night Vision - Check out this cool play store application that will help your ToF sensor-enabled device ot see in the dark. Explore at BGR.in
Smartphone cameras have come a long way, and were not just talking about image quality. From a raging megapixel war to built-in multi-sensor modules that give users access to super-wide as well as acro shots, todays cameras have it all. However, night photography and low light are one area where camera sensors are developing but still havent reached their peak. So an app that lets your phone use night vision, that is seen in pitch darkness, sounds unconvincing. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M51, Galaxy M31s could feature 64MP camera, reveals report However, the trick is possible if your smartphone happens to have something called a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor. These small sensors are being equipped with more and more phones for various reasons. On some phones, this sensor is on the front and works by sensing faces in 3D to unlock devices. On others, this sensor is on the rear and assists the main camera module with some pretty creative use-cases. Also Read - Infinix Hot 9 series with quad rear cameras launched in India: Price, specifications Watch: Xiaomi Mi 10 5G Review However, today well talk about how you can use your ToF-equipped phone to get night vision. Its pretty simple. All you need is this app called Night Vision / ToF Viewer. The app currently works with Huawei, Honor, and Samsung devices with the sensor. Also Read - Hero Electronix unveils Qubo Smart Home Security Camera in India: Price, features Night Vision by developer Lubo Vonásek uses your phones ToF to quite literally see in the dark. The apps interface essentially works like a camera that takes input from the sensor and gives you a low-resolution output. Not the clearest views, but it does let you see enough to identify what is what in dark environments and may be handy in emergency situations. As per Max Weinbach from XDA, the app provides a better range on Huawei and Honor devices with the sensor and better quality on Samsung devices. The Night Vision / ToF Viewer app can be downloaded right from the Google Play Store. You will get outputs of resolution 240 x 180 on most supported devices. However, on some newer devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 + and the Galaxy S20+, the app can render surroundings in 320×240 resolution. Comments - Join the Discussion You Might be Interested
First look Xbox Series X gameplay: Assassin's Creed Valhalla, other games - BGR India
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Xbox just held its first look of gameplay on Xbox Series X live stream which showcased a host of games. The stream included first looks and trailers of a bunch of new exciting games which included the much awaited Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The Xbox stream will included first look for fans at next-gen gameplay, trailers and sneak peeks form a wide variety of partners across the globe and industry. Game creators shared what theyre doing with their games on Xbox Series X. Most games have also been confirmed to that utilize Microsofts Smart Delivery feature. Also Read - Inside Xbox May 2020 Stream: Here's how to catch the first-look at Series X games This new Smart Delivery feature assures gamers that when they buy a qualifying game for their Xbox One account, it will be carried over to their Xbox Series X account. Besides Assassin’s Creed Valhalla there were other games whose trailer were revealed as well which include Dirt 5, The Medium, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 among others. Here’s a look at all the trailers that have been released. Also Read - Xbox Game Pass members playing twice as much since March: Microsoft Bright Memory Infinite – Next-Gen Dirt 5 Scorn CHORUS Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Call of the Sea The Ascent – Xbox Series X The Medium SCARLET NEXUS Second Extinction Yakuza: Like a Dragon Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Microsoft Xbox Series X: Specifications Microsoft is using an 8 core AMD Zen 2 CPU and an RDNA 2-class GPU in the new console. Each cores of the CPU is clocked at 3.8GHz each while the GPU with 12 teraflops and 52 compute units is clocked at 1.825GHz each. The console itself will be 301mm tall and 151 mm in depth and width. Microsoft mentions that it is using two mainboards on the Xbox Series X to ensure that the compact design. In terms of cooling, Microsoft is using a 130mm fan on the top of the unit. This will be drawing in cool air from the bottom and pushing it out from the top. As for the system, the devs will be splitting 16GB total memory with 10GB for fast GPU optimal memory, 3.5GB for standard memory, and 2.5GB for the OS. Microsoft is adding support for a new 1TB expansion cards in the rear panel. Besides this there will be support for USB 3.2 external HDD and it also has a 4K Blu-ray drive. Microsoft says that the target performance for the Xbox Series X is overall performance at 4K 60fps, with up to 120fps. But the biggest improvement probably is the addition of an SSD which will cut short the loading times on the console. It shared a tech video of the loading time on the console which shows State of Decay 2 loading up 40 seconds quicker than on the Xbox One X. Xbox is using a new Xbox Velocity Architecture which apparently improves the ability of the hardware and software to stream assets. For example this would mean that open world games will be able to load the world quicker in a more dynamic manner. The use of SSD will also be helping resume games quicker than before. To this effect the devs have shared another tech video showing how multiple games can be switched to on the fly. The game states will be stored on the SSD and players can return to them any time they want. Microsoft has added Ray Tracing capabilities to the new console as well which enables more realistic lighting, shadows and effects in the games. Microsoft writes that the next generation of consoles will support 8K gaming with frame rates up to 120FPS. It has also partnered up with HDMI forum and TV manufacturers to bring Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). This is part of the HDMI 2.1 support. As for the Xbox controller, courtesy to all these features it will have less latency now. The controller now uses USB-C connections with AA batteries, and supports Bluetooth Low Energy. It features a share button to share clips and screenshots to friends. Comments - Join the Discussion
Best phones under Rs 10,000 to buy in India right now | BGR India - BGR India
Amazon Flipkart and other online shopping sites can now deliver non-essential items. Here's a look at best phones under Rs 10000 in India in May 2020.
The e-commerce giants like Amazon and Flipkart have received a green card from the Ministry of Home Affairs to deliver non-essential products too. So, if you need to buy a new phone, then you can get via Amazon,Flipkart, or any other online shopping sites. While this comes as a big relief for the companies as it will help boost their business, not all customers will be able to buy phones, laptops, or any other electronic devices. As per the guidelines, people only in green and orange zones will be able to order non-essential items. You can check here whether your district comes in Red or green/orange zones. If you are confused about which phone you should you right now in India, then you can check out our list below. Under Rs 10,000 segment, we have listed the best phones from Realme, Xiaomi, Vivo, and other brands. Here’s a look at best phones under Rs 10,000 in May 2020. Watch: Best phones under Rs 10,000 in India Realme C3 The Realme C3 price in India is set at Rs 7,499. The Realme C3 is currently one of the best budget phones that you can buy in May 2020 in India. For the mentioned price, you get a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The handset flaunts a Sunrise design and packs a big 5,000mAh battery under the hood. You also get a MediaTek Helio G70 processor, which is good enough for daily chores. This is a 12nm MediaTek processor that clocks up to 2.0GHz. The popular games like PUBG are also playable on this budget phone, but don’t expect a very high-level performance. It ships with Realme UI based on Android 10 out of the box. The rear camera setup includes a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel sensor for portrait shots. On the front, Realme has added a 5-megapixel sensor. Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual The Redmi 8A Dual is a compact entry-level smartphone with a 6.22-inch HD+ display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 439 chipset, paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. At the back, there is a 13-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel camera. For selfies, you get an 8-megapixel camera on the front. It packs a large 5,000mAh battery as well. After the GST rate hike, the Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual is available for Rs 7,435 on Flipkart, which is for the 2GB RAM + 32GB storage model. By paying Rs 564 more, you will get the 3GB variant. In our opinion, the Realme C3 is a much better deal than this Redmi phone. Vivo U10 The Vivo U10 price in India starts from Rs 9,990. Customers can still consider buying this budget phone in May 2020. This Vivo smartphone offers a 5,000mAh battery, a 6.35-inch HD+ display, and a Snapdragon 665 SoC. It offers support for 18W fast charging tech. It features a waterdrop-style notched display, which is the case with all budget phones these days. It has a triple rear camera setup, which includes a 13-megapixel main shooter, paired with an 8-megapixel ultrawide and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, Vivo U10 relies on an 8-megapixel camera. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Infinix S5 The Infinix S5 is also one of the good phones under the Rs 10,000 price segment in India. Customers can buy this Infinix phone for Rs 9,599, which is for the 4GB RAM model. This smartphone offers you a total of four cameras at the back and a 6.6-inch display with a punch-hole display design. It is powered by an octa-core Mediatek Helio P22 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The quad rear camera setup includes a 16-megapixel sensor, a 5-megapixel wide-lens, a super macro lens, and a depth sensor. Realme 5i If you want a quad rear camera phone and don’t want to buy the Realme C3, then you buy the Realme 5i. This is currently one of the best phones under Rs 10,000 in India. The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model will cost you Rs 9,999 on Flipkart. For the same price, you are getting a 6.52-inch IPS LCD display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. It packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE chipset, and a big 5,000mAh battery as well. The rear camera setup consists of a 12-megapixel main lens, an 8-megapixel ultrawide shooter, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. This setup also includes a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Foe capturing selfies, Realme has added an 8-megapixel camera on the front. Comments - Join the Discussion You Might be Interested
Huawei Watch GT 2 update adds SpO2 measurement feature - BGR India
The latest OTA update brings some generic system stability improvements along with the ability to track your SpO2 levels on Huawei Watch GT 2.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 wearable has received a new software update in India. It adds the SpO2 blood oxygen measuring feature, which allows a user to check the volume of oxygen dissolved within your blood. In simpler terms, SpO2 or blood oxygen saturation is a measure of how much oxygen is present in the blood flowing through your body. The update is 18.37MB size and it bumps up the software to 188.8.131.52. The OTA update also brings some generic system stability improvements along with the ability to track your SpO2 levels on Huawei Watch GT 2. Users can download the update via the Huawei Health app, and the smartwatch should be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth. After opening the app, you check for the update by heading over to Devices > Huawei Watch GT 2 > Firmware update. Watch: Secret Android Features you didn’t know about The Huawei Watch GT 2 is currently available for Rs 14,990. To recall, the smartwatch was launched in two different sizes. The first is a 46mm at about 41 grams, and the second is the 42mm at about 29 grams. The case of the watch is made from stainless steel, and it will be available in multiple colors. Talking about the display size, the 46mm watch comes with a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display with 454 x 454 resolution. The 42mm watch features a 1.2-inch circular AMOLED display with 390×390 pixels resolution. The company has opted for its in-house Kirin A1 SoC to power the Watch GT 2 series. Both variants come with GPS, Bluetooth v5.1, 5ATM water-resistance and more. It also features optical heart rate, accelerometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic, ambient light, air pressure, and capacitive sensors. Users can track up to 15 types of workout modes with support for gym machines and more. Talking about the battery, the 46mm one will provide about 14 days and 42mm will offer seven days backup. Huawei says that the Watch GT 2 series will come with a built-in microphone and speaker so users can attend calls. It runs LiteOS instead of Google Wear OS. Comments - Join the Discussion
Contract tracing: Here is what it means - BGR India
Contact tracing - Check out technology details specifications features how it works Aagogya Setu app. Check out the latest on coronavirus tech news.
The world is currently dealing with a highly infectious disease coronavirus that has been termed as a global pandemic. This pandemic, also known as COVID-19 is currently raging across the planet at an alarming rate bringing the economy to a sudden halt. In addition to the economy, this pandemic is also stretching the medical resources thin due to the width of infections. Governments across the world have been forced to lock down their countries asking citizens to practice social distancing. The real problem right now being that there is no cure for coronavirus. Amidst all this, the only thing that one can do is practice social distancing to try and avoid catching the infection. Also Read - Google thanks all coronavirus front line helpers in final Doodle Multiple researchers, institutions, and pharmaceutical companies are studying COVID-19 in an attempt to make a vaccine and rapidly detect those infected. In addition to researchers, medical professionals and pharmacy companies, technology companies are also trying to do their part. Beyond the usual work from home rules, donations, and computing power to aid the vaccine research, new technology is underway. Technology giants including Apple and Google have teamed up to create a new operating system-level contact tracing feature. This feature will work across platforms in hopes to aid medical professionals. Contact tracing is in addition to the mobility reports that both companies have started publishing online. Also Read - Coronavirus: Apple Mobility data reveals more than 70 percent decline in walking and driving after lockdown Watch: Top 5 apps providing free services during coronavirus pandemic You must have come across this contact tracing term in recent weeks. Most of you may be wondering what it means and how it works. Well, today, we will focus on what this technology means and how it works. It is worth noting that this is nothing new in the medical world. World Health Organization has used this technology to combat the Ebola outbreak in Africa a few years ago. Lets dive in. Also Read - Coronavirus: US Senator questions contact tracing effort from Apple and Google What is Contact tracing? First, lets answer the obvious question: what is contact tracing. Well, it is as simple as it sounds. Contact tracing means tracing the contact of a person with other people in the vicinity. It is identical to contact tracking but nobody is using the tracking term because of somewhat negative privacy-related concerns. This does not have to be strictly medical term or digital as it is applicable in multiple scenarios. Talking about the current scenario, this can trace all the people who were in contact with a confirmed patient. Medical authorities can contact potential patients, test them and further prevent or contain the spread. Different efforts at contact tracing Researching contact tracing, it is interesting to note that the medical professionals have long used contact tracing to combat infectious diseases. Most of the attempts in the past have been focused on human memory. Here, doctors or healthcare professionals generally ask the patients about all the people they may have come into contact with. The problem with manual recalling is that it is not foolproof. Not everyone is focusing on details about their movement and one may forget some in a highly stressful situation such as the hospital. So, here, a digital method will likely solve most issues. Photo: Pixabay Another important thing to note is that though most countries employ some sort of digital surveillance. However, this may not be absolute to create a complete map. Here are inevitable blank spots that can miss out on essential infection spots. The only thing such surveillance can be used in is for a more cursory movement tracking. Similarly, purely digital tracking, something that companies such as Amazon or Google do will only be useful to target ads at a user instead of fighting a disease. Moving forward, several governments have already employed digital contact tracing to some degrees of success. The Singapore government had the most effective solution at the very beginning with its TraceTogether app. In South Korea, the people used several contact tracing apps to fight the virus. Taiwan combined contact tracing with its centralized healthcare system to limit the spread of COVID-19. It is worth noting that Taiwan started the development of the system to fight SARS a few years ago. China used apps and services such as WeChat and AliPay and India has also launched its official Aarogya Setu app. Differences between digital and manual tracing? We have already reported about Aarogya Setu including how to get started, how it works and potential privacy concerns. The developers of the Aarogya Setu app reached out to us noting that they have addressed the reported concerns. However, the introduction of such an app is essential to work with and complement the manual contact tracing in India. According to the information already available, healthcare workers are working along with NGOs to manually trace the spread of infection. However, the ease of the spread of infection, the seriousness of coronavirus and other concerns have made it extremely difficult. These other concerns include fake news on social media and WhatsApp that makes community users paranoid. We have already seen health care workers facing the brunt of consequences behind such news. Beyond this, digital tracing can help decrease the risk and danger associated with the manual tracing of coronavirus spread. Smartphone use is not as widespread in India, however, the recent surge in smartphone users will help cover more ground. How does contact tracing work? Taking a look at the information provided by Google and Apple, the upcoming OS-level contact tracing will rely on Bluetooth. This is because Bluetooth is the only technology that can offer a more accurate estimate of being in the vicinity with a patient. Bluetooth can provide an accurate estimate with its less than 30-feet range than Wi-Fi with its 100-200 feet range. The new, proposed system from Apple and Google will assign a temporary ID number to a smartphone. Once the smartphone is around other devices, it will exchange this ID number with those devices. Each smartphone will collect all these ID numbers locally. Once, a smartphone user is diagnosed with coronavirus, the user can consent to send an alert to potential contacts. The smartphone will use all the ID numbers that it had stored locally to help the medical professionals. However, there are some privacy concerns regarding this technology. Privacy concerns and attempts at addressing them Several users, experts, and even institutions have already highlighted the associated privacy concerns with this technology. Governments and private companies can use this technology to create an absolute digital surveillance system, crushing personal privacy. However, Google and Apple revealed that this system does not associate the smartphone ID with the user. To introduce a second measure, this system will also periodically change the temporary ID to ensure that the location or device ID cant be tied to a user. Beyond the periodic change, the user has to consent to share the data stored on their smartphone after they have tested positive. The companies also noted that governments cant force citizens to use this system. However, the mere presence of such a system will make it much easier. Both companies are also working on an API for third-party developers. This will ensure that all current contact tracing apps can work more reliably and seamlessly. Some reports have already talked about potential malicious use of such a system. This system is not completely anonymous and it can lead to false positives or negatives. Several independent developers are currently working on such decentralized contact tracing systems and institutions such as MIT, and IIT have already developed such systems. Previous uses of contact tracing As noted above, such a system has long been used in health care. WHO used this to combat the 2013 Ebola outbreak along with contact identification, listing, and regular follow-up. It also shared a 36-page report detailing the use of contact tracing to ensure that Ebola does not spread. Also, countries such as Taiwan have already worked on creating such a system to combat SARS as mentioned above. The system is not perfect but it has showcased success in the past. It does come with inherent privacy risks. However, we are currently in uncharted territory and healthcare professionals need as much help as they can get to fight coronavirus. Comments - Join the Discussion
PUBG Mobile Arctic Mode: Here are some tips - BGR India
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PUBG Corp, the developing company behind the popular Battle Royale game PUBG Mobile has just launched a new mode. This mode is called the PUBG Mobile Arctic Mode. The company clarified that this mode is available as part of EvoGround game mode selection. This means that the new mode is widely available for players as part of the new update. At the same time, the company also shared a short video to highlight the different features of the mode. The video also outlines some important tips and tricks that players need to keep in mind while playing on the new mode. Lets check out the details for the PUBG Mobile Arctic Mode here. Also Read - Cold Front Survival or Arctic mode is now live on PUBG Mobile PUBG Mobile Arctic Mode details Arctic Mode is a special gameplay mode in Vikendi where players have to compete against two elements. The first element here is all the rival players on the map while the second one is the environmental cold. The company claims that this mode features extreme gameplay. As per the information available, the cold weather will occur periodically during the gameplay. If and when the player is exposed to this cold, there is a new health bar signifying the body temperature. In case a player does not keep a tab on this bar, hypothermia may occur. To combat the cold weather, players need to find any shelter and start a fire inside. Also Read - PUBG Mobile shares story of two couples who found love in the game Watch: OnePlus 8 Series launch- 5 key takeaways Players need to gather branches to start the fire before the storm sets in. In addition, the players can also use the first to roast some meat to gain some warmth. It is also interesting to note that all the fires will be visible on the map. This means that your safe sport with fire will attract other players around. Also Read - PUBG Mobile was the highest grossing game in March It is also interesting to note that some players may create fires to create an ambush for other teams. The developer has also added new items in this mode along with some new game-play elements. These include heaters, health packs, remote-controlled drones, and snow-mobiles. PUBG Corp rolled out this new mode along with the latest update. Comments - Join the Discussion
How to use Houseparty and play games on the app | BGR India - BGR India
Houseparty Coronavirus lockdown - Check out how to the use the viral video chat app and play games. Explore more at bgr.in!
Houseparty has emerged as the second biggest winner during the COVID-19 lockdown. While Zoom may be hogging all the limelight, Houseparty is making serious play for one of the best apps in the market. It is important to note that Houseparty is not a new application. The app was previously known as Meerkat and Houseparty is just a reincarnation. It has been around since 2018 but has caught the attention in a big way now. Also Read - Skype launches new 'Meet Now' feature to take on Zoom and Houseparty With most people now locked in their homes, they are looking for new avenues to meet their friends and families. Houseparty is one app that brings people together in a very unique way. The app was co-founded by Sima Sistani, who was elevated from COO to CEO in March last year. While it started as a video chat app, it has ventured into gaming and entertainment as well. Houseparty app is available on Android, iOS, Chrome OS and macOS. Here is how to use the Houseparty app and play games. Also Read - Houseparty: What is it, how to use it and why you should be worried Also Read - Facebook reportedly testing a video chat app that may be a clone of Houseparty How to use Houseparty app Step 1: This is self explanatory. To get started, download the Houseparty app from Google Play Store or App Store. If you are on desktop platforms like Chrome OS or macOS, you can get the app from those platforms as well. Windows users, sorry, you are out of luck. Step 2: Once you have downloaded the app, create an account. You will need to enter your name, email address and a personal username. While creating the account, Houseparty also asks for your mobile number, which can be confirmed using a four-digit one-time confirmation code. Step 3: Remember that not all of your contacts will be on Houseparty. So, we recommend connecting your contacts to the app. Either you can let the app access your contacts to add friends automatically. Or you can even connect your friends from Facebook or Snapchat. Step 4: The above steps are one-time use and the screen that you see now is your primary interface. Swipe up on the screen to start or join a Houseparty. This screen will show friends you have recently added or spoken to. It will also show parties that your friends might be part of at any time. Step 5: Tap the phone icon to start the call. You can also tap on the wave icon to send your friend a notification. This will let them know that you want to do video chat. You can also search for specific contacts and chat with them. How to play games on Houseparty app Step 1: You can also play games on Houseparty. For that, you need to start or join a call first. Step 2: During the call, click the dice icon in the corner to see game options Step 3: Select Heads Up, Trivia, Chips and Guac or others to get started playing with your friends. Is this the best app out there? Houseparty is one app with great features and beautiful user interface. However, it does have a caveat. The fact that it is limited to 8 people in a group chat could be a bummer. Google Duo allows users to add up to 12 people in a single group call. Houseparty is ideal for those looking for top quality video calling experience and great user interface. With its gaming suite, the app only becomes more useful and functional. While there were reports last week that it compromises third-party accounts, Houseparty has refuted those claims. Comments - Join the Discussion