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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Cyanogen failed to kill Android, now it is shuttering its services and OS as part of a pivot

Cyanogen gives up on killing Android. It's been a rocky few months for Cyanogen, the ambitious startup that aimed to build a better version of Android than Google. It has laid off staff, let go of its CEO and parted ways with another co-founder -- now it is shutting down its services and nightly software builds on December 31.

The news was announced in brief blog post released late on Friday:
As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen, all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be discontinued no later than 12\/31\/16. The open source project and source code will remain available for anyone who wants to build CyanogenMod personally.

This update means owners of a device that runs the Cyanogen OS -- such as the OnePlus One --must now transition over to the CyanogenMod ROM, which is not a commercial product and is managed by a community of developers led by former co-founder Steve Klondik.
This essentially marks the end of Cyanogen's grand ambition. Outspoken former CEO Kirk McMaster once claimed his company was " putting a bullet through Google's head," but now it is transitioning to a different approach that new CEO Lior Tal believes will be more attractive to OEMs.

Tal, who was previously Cyanogen COO, described the new Cyanogen Modular OS program as "designed to achieve the original objective of an open and smarter Android without the limitations of requiring the full Cyanogen OS stack and individual device bring-ups."<\p> Essentially, Cyanogen has given up on killing Google and will instead adapt to live in Google's world. Its software was always a hard sell because it required handset makers to ditch Android and Google services entirely in favor of Cyanogen's own alternatives. Then there was the politics. OnePlus was Cyanogen's largest partner, but the relationship was strained and it ended on a sour note after just one device.

Now that these Cyanogen services are dying, Tal's strategy is to unbundle what the Cyanogen OS did offer so that it can work in conjunction with regular Android builds and the stock services that Google provides with it."The new partnership program offers smartphone manufacturers greater freedom and opportunity to introduce intelligent, customizable Android smartphones using different parts of the Cyanogen OS via dynamic modules and MODs, with the ROM of their choice, whether stock Android or their own variant," Lior said in a statement in October when he took his new role.

Cyanogen has raised $115 million to date from investors which include Andreessen Horowitz and Benchmark, according to Crunchbase. Lior said in late November that the company is well funded, yet it has spent half of the year in cost-cutting mode. It made "made layoffs" over the summer and recently shuttered its Seattle office in order to "consolidate" its workforce into one team based out of its base in Palo Alto. The closure of its services is a further cost-saving move that fits with its pivot to make it more accessible and less of commitment for prospective partners.The question now is whether it can offer anything that partners actually want and will pay for.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Jio Sim will now run on 3G phones: Find out How

Jio Sim will now run on 3G smartphones

Reliance Jio Sim will now run on 3G phones : Find Out How

ZEE News

New Delhi: After its strong entry into the 4G telecom space with free data offer, Reliance Jio is all geared up to offer good news to its 3G customers as well.

As per reports, Reliance Jio 4G offer can be used by the 3G customers too. Reportedly Reliance is going to launch a new app by the end of this month, using which 3G customers can easily use the Jio 4G services.

Notably, Reliance Jio SIM can currently be used only for 4G enabled smartphones.

Some media reorts say that from January 1, 3G customers can avail the benefit of Reliance Jio Happy New Year Offer.

Reliance Industries Limited’s Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on December announced to extend the Reliance Jio Welcome offer till March 2017 in which customers will get free voice calls and roaming services, while data is being charged at one-tenth of the prevailing market rates.

With over 52 million customers taking Jio's free voice and data since its launch on September 4, he announced 'Jio Happy New Year Offer' of free data, voice, video and applications till March 31 for new users joining from December 4 as well as the existing ones.

However, the plan will come with a Fair Usage Policy (FUP) which will cap data for Reliance Jio customers at around 1 GB per day.

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This battery is powered by bacteria

 
This battery is powered by bacteria

This battery is powered by bacteria

 
Techcrunch 
 
 

Researchers at Binghamton University in New York have created a bacteria-powered battery on a single sheet of paper.†The project is aimed at creating batteries for disposable microelectronics that can run for weeks using a little bacteria-rich liquid.

The manufacturing technique reduces fabrication time and cost, and the design could revolutionize the use of bio-batteries as a power source in remote, dangerous and resource-limited areas write the researchers.

The researchers used a piece of chromatography paper and a ribbon of silver nitrate under a layer of wax. The anode was made of a conductive polymer on the other half of the paper†and a reservoir held bacteria-rich liquid. The cellular respiration powered the battery.

You're not going to power your car with these but you will be able to squeeze out a little juice. The batteries expel 31.51 microwatts at 125.53 microamps with six batteries in three parallel series and 44.85 microwatts at 105.89 microamps in a 6×6 configuration. The researchers believe these batteries can run glucose sensors, detect pathogens, or keep small electronics alive for days without traditional power supplies.

Interestingly this isn't the first bacteria battery his team has made. The team developed its first paper prototype in 2015, which was a foldable battery that looked much like a matchbook. The best part? Earlier this year they unveiled a design that was inspired by a ninja throwing star.

करोड़ो में एक परिवार (माता,पिता और बच्चे की एक ही जन्म तारीख

One In Million couple with same birth dates
करोड़ो में एक परिवार (माता,पिता और बच्चे की एक ही जन्म तारीख

करोड़ो में एक परिवार (माता,पिता और बच्चे की एक ही जन्म तारीख

Ludhiana Live

लुधियाना – चमत्कार या सौभाग्य माता-पिता व उनके पहले बच्चे के जन्म की तारीख एक ही है। हम बात कर रहे हैं महानगर के इलाके राजेश नगर की जहां 22 फरवरी 2016 को हुई मनू और रीचू की शादी के बाद घर में जन्म लेने वाले पहले बच्चे की जन्म तारीख भी माता-पिता की तरह 19 दिसम्बर है। इस बात की जहां एक तरफ पूरे परिवार में खुशी की लहर है और वहीं वे खुद को लक्की मान रहे हैं।

पिता                 मनू राणा
जन्मतिथि         19 दिसम्बर 1990
समय                सुबह 8 बजकर 45 मिनट

माता                रीचू राणा
जन्मतिथि         19 दिसम्बर 1992
समय                सुबह 8 बजे

बच्चे का नाम     ‘एम’ से निकला
जन्म तिथि        19 दिसम्बर 2016
समय                सुबह 9.30 बजे

जन्मतिथि एक ही होने के साथ-साथ तीनों के जन्म के समय में भी एक अलग करिश्मा है। तीनों का जन्म सुबह हुआ है वहीं तीनों के जन्म के समय में 45-45 मिनट का फर्क है। मां का सुबह 8 बजे तो पिता का 8.45 व बच्चे का 9.30 पर जन्म हुआ है। पंडित जी ने उनके बेटे का नाम अंग्रेजी के अक्षर एम से रखने को कहा है जबकि उसका नाम भी एम से है। इस बात को भी वह खुद के लिए लक्की मान रहे हैं।

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Thursday, 22 December 2016

20 Ways To Always Be Happy


20 Ways to Always Be Happy

20 Ways to Always Be Happy


  1. Socialise. Having lots of contacts with others is the key to success. One person might give you a really useful idea for work, whilst in other cases you might meet someone really special. It doesn’t matter if you don’t become best friends with everyone that you meet; the main thing is simply to keep in contact. Having a wide circle of acquaintances is a guarantee that you’ll have someone to turn to whatever problem your facing or question you have. Of course, this means you have to be ready to help others as much as they’ll be ready to help you. But that should make you feel great as well.

  2. Don’t be too modest. If you don’t show initiative and a degree of courage, you could end up being the equivalent of an unused piece of furniture sitting in a dusty corner somewhere for your whole life — despite having a huge number of talents. Promoting yourself and your abilities is a skill which you simply have to acquire if you want to get anywhere in life. There’s nothing shameful in focusing people’s attention on your abilities and successes. People need to understand that you’re successful, so that they know you have the potential to be useful to them as well. The trick is to not let self-promotion turn into arrogance.

  3. Do what you enjoy. It sounds too simple, but it’s true: you’ll become happier much more easily if you just do what you genuinely like doing, and do it often. Don’t try to do what others demand or expect you to do; there are too many people out there (none of whom are genuinely happy) who waste their whole lives doing what they think society expects them to do. Listen to your own inner thoughts, feelings and hopes, and ignore social pressures. Become yourself, and you’ll find joy.

  4. Be friends with positive people. The most inspiring kinds of people are the optimists — those whose lives aren’t necessarily perfect, but who nevertheless have the innate ability to look at the challenges life throws at them with humour, and therefore don’t overdramatise any situation. People’s attitudes are affected by others as if by chain reaction. Someone’s bad mood can very easily rub off on you over some trivial matter — that means you should try to stick around with positive people as much as possible. It’s a fact that positive people generally have greater success in both work and relationships. Small, daily moments of joy add up to happiness overall.

  5. Treat life as a game, which you sometimes win and sometimes lose. Some people ruin their lives by taking it too seriously — it just leads to tension, stress and ultimately failure. Happy people are often the ones who don’t look at things so fatalistically and understand that life is a lottery. Any problem can be seen in a light-hearted way. It’s not always easy to see the funny side of things, but if you can, it helps 100 per cent, deflating the problem like a balloon.

  6. Think positively. Negative thinking is crippling — it shapes your behaviour, which then affects your thinking, and it becomes a vicious circle. And the saddest thing is people don’t even realise they’re stuck in this negative cycle. The only answer is to think positive, to stop wasting time mulling over your real or imagined failures. There is always something positive you can focus on — as they say, hope springs eternal. That’s the only way out.

  7. Give yourself credit. Be happy at your successes, no matter how small they might be. We say to ourselves far too much something along the lines of: ’You call that success? That was nothing. Other people have achieved far more than I have.’ Never, ever devalue what you have achieved, otherwise you won’t experience any more achievements. Give yourself credit, and reward yourself in whatever way you like. Psychologists suggest that, should you reward yourself with a present, put it somewhere where you’ll see it every day — this will motivate you to go further.

  8. Smile. It’s said that even a forced smile can lead to the same feelings as a sincere one, given time. Working those muscles in your face opens up your blood vessels and increases the supply of oxygen to your brain, your body’s cells and your central nervous system. This leads to the production of more endorphins, which make you more optimistic. And of course, talking to a smiling person is always more pleasant than talking to a sad one.

  9. Don’t get stuck in a rut. Some people find it hard to forget even the tiniest, most insignificant unpleasant experience. This is an innate side to their character which they have to struggle against. It’s important to know how to consciously shift your mood and emotion from negative to positive, and to change your behaviour depending on the circumstances. Don’t get stuck in an orbit around your failures. Look for an alternative perspective on life, and your chances of being happy will increase.

  10. Laugh more, laugh often. When we laugh, we feel great. This is partly the result of the fact that laughter stimulates the production of certain chemicals, including endorphins, which naturally raise our spirits. When you laugh, you feel better, and when you feel better, there’s a greater chance you will come up with new ideas about how to improve things. The simplest, guaranteed way to do this — just watch a comedy programme which you like.

  11. Focus on the positive things around you. If you spend large amounts of your time listening to gloomy music or reading about all the bad things going on in the world through the newspapers, don’t count on having a good mood very often. Instead, focus on the positive things around you: all the beautiful things you have, wonderful music, great people you know and love. Only let these good things influence your thoughts, and you’ll be happier and more joyful straight away.

  12. Eat properly. Don’t get distracted by all those severe diets. Not eating enough leads to fatigue, sluggish concentration, and to apathy. You won’t ever feel better that way. But apart from that, food is also one of the greatest sources of pleasure you can find. Good food can release endorphins as good as anything else. So, don’t starve yourself — eat a lot, and eat well.

  13. Find an outlet for your creativity. The therapeutic effects of having a hobby have been proved time and again. Whatever it is you like doing — painting, reading, music, dance, sport, craft work — you can enjoy doing it yourself. Engaging in your hobbies reduces stress, helps you to relax, and has a positive effect on your overall health. It’s the ideal method for raising your sense of self-worth and overcoming that sense of self-pity. Creative people are often the happiest — this is due to the amount of endorphins their generating from all that focusing on their hobbies.

  14. Try something new. Don’t get locked into doing the same old things. Life never stands still, and trying something new might lead to very important, positive changes in your life. If an opportunity appears, why not go for it? Get back into education, change your profession completely. Success most often comes to those who are willing to take a risk. Always say yes to new offers and suggestions, even if you don’t know what exactly it is you’re going to do.

  15. Lighten your load. Apologise to those you have wronged, pay off your debts, throw out all those things you never use anymore, fulfil all your outstanding tasks and responsibilities. In short, clean up your life and put things in order in the same way you would with your computer. You’ll feel happier and ready for a new start.

  16. Get more sunshine. How much sunshine you get can affect your mood. People with depression have been known to even get ’light therapy’ because it can affect things so much. Darkness produces more melatonin in your body, which lowers your mood and gives you gloomy thoughts. An extra portion of sunlight can turn this around. So, if the sun is shining, head outside!

  17. Regularly do something cultural. The arts can have tremendous healing effect on the soul. They drive out your everyday worries and transform your mood. This is because the impressions that creative works have on you increase your brain’s activity, which can act as an impetus for new ideas and the inspiration to realise your plans and dreams. So, head to the theatre or the art gallery — today.

  18. Stay in touch with nature. Even a short getaway from the city can restore your positive energy. Walk barefoot on the grass, brush your hands over the bark of an old tree, breathe in the scents of the forest, listen to the sounds of the river and the song of the birds, and you’re guaranteed to feel much better. Even a walk in a local park can reduce the level of any negative feelings or thoughts you have and free up internal intellectual, creative and emotional reserves — which you can then channel in the right direction.

  19. Keep a good luck charm. This could be something as simple as a little plush toy, or a ring. Whatever you had in your possession at happy moments in your life and which you can easily carry with you anywhere at all times. Here the placebo effect can come into play — if you genuinely believe a lucky charm brings you luck, then you’ll be subconsciously motivated to get what you want.

  20. Accept that you’re lucky. Think about all the things which prove that you’re actually an immensely lucky person. Think about all the you have, and be thankful for it. In actual fact, it just seems like you have no reason to ever be happy or grateful — that’s not really the case. You have a roof over your head; you aren’t going hungry; you’re free to choose your own path in life. And if nothing else, you have been blessed with the gift of life. Think objectively about all the things you should be grateful for, and be grateful! Just understanding how lucky you are is already half the battle on the path to success and happiness. Now you just have to make a bit more effort to reach your destination.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Win OnePlus 3T Smartphone For Just ₹1

Yes Folks! its true. You can win OnePlus' Latest smartphone 3T.
It comes in two varriants 64 GB and 128 GB
Price for 64 GB is ₹29,999.
And for 128 GB is ₹34,999.
But you can win it only for ₹1 . Company is running its December Dash Offer  you can Participate in the offer and claim one for yourself.

To Participate Follow This Link
Or
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Offer is valid for only till 30th December So Hurry! Participate now to increase your chances.

Some Featutes

5.5 inch Full HD Display, 6GB RAM, Front and Back Both 16 MP Camera, Qualcom Snapdragon Processor, Fingerprint Scanner, Fast Charging, 4G/LTE/Vo-LTE Compatible.

64 GB and 128 GB variant.




Friday, 16 December 2016

Google G-Board is now officially available for Android mobile


Earlier in the week, an update to Google Keyboard started an early rollout as v6.0that turned the app into Gboard, a previously iOS exclusive keyboard experience. Google let this all go down without an announcement, so we have been wondering if and when this big change would go official. Thanks to a YouTube video that just went live on Google’s channel, today is the day. 

We have yet to see an announcement on Google’s official blog, but this video isn’t holding back. It’s titled “Gboard; now available for Android,” after all, and it links to Google Keyboard in the Play store that has already been flipped to “Gboard – the Google Keyboard.”

As a recap, Gboard is still the Google Keyboard, but it now gives you access to Google Search from your keyboard. So as you have conversations about places, restaurants, sports teams, travel plans, etc., you can look all of that up within your conversation and then share info from Search. Instead of having to exit your conversation and look up items separately in Search, the experience is now combined. Oh, you can share GIFs too. It’s pretty awesome.

What’s New

Meet Gboard: Search Google and share, right from your keyboard • Emoji search

GIF search, available in supporting appsMultilingual typing:Automatically switch between your enabled languages while typingStreaming autocorrect: Autocorrect last two words based on contextPredictive search:Search suggestions based on what you typeDefault number row (turn on in Keyboard Settings)36 new languages

Again, the Play store paged just flipped, so it should be rolling out and available if it isn’t already. My phone received an update as v6.0.69.

Download Officially from this link:

Play Link

Sunday, 11 December 2016

What computer or laptop do software engineers or programmers at Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter Amazon, and/or other big tech companies use?

One of the big question facing a prospective computer or laptop buyer is which brand PC/laptop he/she should buy. Most of us go by the reviews published on different websites to make an informed choice but it is a fact that most of these reviews are paid for and don’t give the correct picture to the prospective buyer.  Sometimes, going by such reviews might land the PC/laptop buyer with a dud/non-performing gadget causing not only monetary loss but data loss as well.

So what should such a buyer do in such cases? The best idea would be to buy the very same computer or laptop which big tech companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, etc. give to their engineers and programmers. The reason for this is that most big companies have a dedicated quality control team which vets all buys including systems and laptops and when they make purchases it is bound to be good. And what is good for them should be good for you!

In this article, I have collated data from Quora to find out exactly which PC/laptops big companies give to their engineers and programmers.

What computer or laptop do software engineers or programmers at Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc. use?

Google

We will start off with the big daddy of them all, Google. According to Alex Wiesen, Engineering Manager, Voice Products Group, Google employees are given a variety of desktops, laptops, mini-desktops like Chromeboxes, and even tablets. 

Developers at Google typically choose a desktop and a laptop, and they can choose what they want. Wiesen says that most Googlers choose lightweight laptops like MacBooks; while other people will opt for the beefier laptops. On the desktop side, it depends a lot on what the developers are working on; iOS programmers are given Mac Pro, while Googlers working on the cloud have to work with Chromebooks.

Google engineers get beefy workstations running a modified version of Ubuntu. Benson Leung a Chrome OS Kernel Engineer says that his team works on Chrome OS and they are given Chromebooks to be secure enough for access to Google’s corporate network. He himself uses Chromebooks to SSH back into my Ubuntu workstation to code. He also uses a Chrome Remote Desktop to run a UI driven app.

Leung says that most of Googlers are given MacBooks and Ubuntu laptops for running local applications but Chromebook is the most used laptop at Google.

Facebook

The social networking giant trusts Apple’s MacBooks and Lenovo Thinkpads for its employees. Facebook front-end engineer, Daniel Baulig says that when you join Facebook you are provisioned with a laptop and a phone. The choices  usually are Mac Book (15″, 13″ or Air) or Lenovo Thinkpad (T-series) and current iPhone or any flagship Android. He says that Facebook employees are rarely given desktops except for the VR guys.

He says that Facebook employees can  ask for anything that will help the job done. E.g. lots of Android engineers will have several phones for testing. Some engineers working on VR software will have powerful desktop rigs. And lots of engineers will have two or even three monitor setups.

Microsoft

Microsoft unquestioning trusts Lenovo for its computer and laptop needs. Wirawan Winarto, ex-Technical Evangelist at Microsoft says that all employees are given two laptops. Both Lenovo! One was used for daily administrative stuff (e-mail and presentation), while another one was used for engineering/programming. Winarto says that he was given Lenovo W530 beast with Core i7 and 32 GB of RAM that ran Windows Server with a multitude of VMs running.

Adobe

At Adobe all employees are given a choice of owning any machine from the approved list. Nathan Hoover, Senior Engineering Manager, Adobe says that if the engineer wants something more powerful,  the cost center manager has to approve it. For engineers, the standards are a choice of top-spec 15″ MacBook Pro, top-spec Lenovo W series, Mac Pro desktop, or Dell Precision Workstation.

Twitter

At Twitter, all engineers are given Retina Macbook Pros. Almost everyone has the 13″ version but the 15″ version is used in some cases where the developer needs a bit more power. Samuel Maskell,Android Engineer at Twitter says that the company gives Macbook Airs to PM’s/managers/designers.

Amazon

Venkat Balabhadra from Amazon says that an SDE gets a choice of high-end Mac 14″ Retina display i7 processor laptop or equivalent HP/Lenovo Windows laptop, a big 34″ monitor or two 24″ monitors, not just that any number of EC2 high-end machines as per requirement.

As you can see most companies prefer MacBooks for laptops and Macs for desktops while Lenono PCs and laptops are the second choice. Next time you decide to buy a computer or a laptop, do keep this article in mind.

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