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Oneplus 6- Official Launch on May 16th

Athira Jishnu



Wrapping off the OnePlus 6 at an event in London on May 16th,the gargantuan phone will be available at the same date in India.Don’t be disappointed on not being able to attend,because OnePlus will be live streaming the event online. The event will be kicking off at 12:00 PM Eastern.

OnePlus 6 will possess a glass back, display notch, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, Snapdragon 845 processor, dual cameras, headphone jack, and fingerprint sensor.With a premium approach in mind,the body of the device comprises of front glass and aluminium finishing. It will be interesting to see how that translates into sales,coming to shore with showroom prices around 35k for 128GB ROM and 40k for 256 GB ROM.OnePlus 5T proved its excellence

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, the man with the plan, has written a detailed post explaining the decision to incorporate a notch on the upcoming OnePlus 6 in light of the “fiery debate” this decision has sparked. According to Lau’s blogpost, the team’s idea was to “maximize the use of the space” on the display, as of nouveau it is freed up as smartphone components get smaller and with use of reduced bezels.

He wrote, “It’s easy to get caught up in a debate on aesthetics, but to us this decision was simply about pursuing optimal phone design. Being able to offer more screen without compromising on size or performance is a great benefit. That said, we wanted to offer the biggest display possible without compromising on hardware, which is why we opted for the notch design.

SPECS-“What Gives?”

LAUNCHAnnouncedNot announced yet
BODYDimensions7.5 mm thickness
Weight175 g (5.71 oz)
BuildFront glass, aluminum body
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeOptic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.28 inches, 98.4 cm2
Resolution1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
– DCI-P3
– Oxygen OS
PLATFORMOSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
ChipsetQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPUOcta-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPUAdreno 630
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimaryDual: 16 MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.8″, 1.12µm, gyro EIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/120fps
Secondary16 MP (f/2.0, 20mm, 1.0µm), gyro EIS, Auto HDR, 1080p
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dirac HD sound
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
– Fast battery charging 5V 4A 20W (Dash Charge)
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3450 mAh battery
MISCColorsMidnight Black, Lava Red, Sandstone White
PriceAbout 35k,40k




Oneplus 6r1

Now for the non-believers and the vehemant doubters,and all those who is asking which is better iPhone’s latest arsenal iPhone-X or candidate of the page Oneplus 6r1.We are not saying which is better we would be happy to see your review seeing the facts we state below.

2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G NetworkLTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)LTE
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 MbpsHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps
LAUNCHAnnounced2017, SeptemberNot announced yet
StatusAvailable. Released 2017, OctoberRelease on May16
BODYDimensions143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)7.5 mm thickness
Weight174 g (6.14 oz)175 g (5.71 oz)
BuildFront/back glass, stainless steel frameFront glass, aluminum body
SIMNano-SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP67 certified – dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsOptic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.8 inches, 84.4 cm2 (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)6.28 inches, 98.4 cm2
Resolution1125 x 2436 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density)1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
ProtectionScratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coatingCorning Gorilla Glass 5
– Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display
– True-tone display
– DCI-P3
– Oxygen OS
PLATFORMOSiOS 11.1.1, upgradable to iOS 11.3Android 8.1 (Oreo)
ChipsetApple A11 BionicQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPUHexa-core 2.39 GHz (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPUApple GPU (three-core graphics)Adreno 630
MEMORYCard slotNoNo
Internal64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimaryDual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 28mm) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 52mm), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED dual-tone flash, check qualityDual: 16 MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.8″, 1.12µm, gyro EIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps, check quality[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/120fps
Secondary7 MP (f/2.2, 32mm), [email protected], [email protected], face detection, HDR16 MP (f/2.0, 20mm, 1.0µm), gyro EIS, Auto HDR, 1080p
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, proprietary ringtonesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakersYes
3.5mm jackNoYes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dirac HD sound
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Infrared portNoNo
USB2.0, proprietary reversible connector2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURESSensorsFace ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometerFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingiMessage, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push EmailSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
BrowserHTML5 (Safari)HTML5
– Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min
– Qi wireless charging
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.265 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
– Fast battery charging 5V 4A 20W (Dash Charge)
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery (10.35 Wh)Non-removable Li-Po 3450 mAh battery
ColorsSpace Gray, SilverMidnight Black, Lava Red, Sandstone White
PriceAbout 1000 EUR,60k and aboveAbout 500 EUR,35k and above




Mind Reading no more a fiction: Chinese Government upgrading Industrial helmets with “Brainwave Monitors”

Athira Jishnu



In China, a new kind of sophisticated equipment is incorporated for telecommunication and other industrial sectors.

But there’s one big difference – the workers wear caps to monitor their brainwaves, data then analyzed to enhance the pace of production and redesign workflows, according to the company.

The company explains this “monitoring” process,by manipulating the frequency through the electronic input via helmet, elevates the gross efficiency of the workers.This method is further processed to schedule adequate period of leaves and break times.

” Hangzhou Zhongheng Electric is simply one among the large-scale utilization of cerebral surveillance to monitor worker’s emotions and “mental activities” -says scientists and companies with ties in the government-backed projects.

These lightweight helmets and seemingly uniform hats are intricated with wireless sensors.These sensors constantly imbibe wearer’s brainwaves and upload the data into computers.These computers are “armed’ with artificial intelligence algorithms which detect emotional spikes namely depression, anxiety and rage.

Jin Jia,an expert explained, “When the system issues a warning, the manager asks the worker to take a day off or move to a less critical post. Some jobs require high concentration. There is no room for a mistake.”

Few workers were at the first less enthusiastic about carrying the miniature version of Professor X Cerebro helmet.But Jin said,“After a while, they got used to the device. It looked and felt just like a safety helmet. They wore it all day at work.”

Cheng Jingzhou, head director of the emotional surveillance program at Hangzhou at State Grid Zhejiang Electric Power, attributed, “There is no doubt about its effect.” The company’s profits jumped $315 million since its 40,000 since the brainwave monitoring fledged into effect in  2014.

Furthermore, along with the company, roughly 40,000 employees undertaking the task of delivering network to homes and province-distribution business, a task made abled to be carried out at even higher standards than before thanks to the surveillance technology.

But Cheng refused to offer more details about the programme






Multiple companies manufacture the brainwave-reading tech.If to point out a name Neuro Cap , a Chinese govt. resourcing surveilance project had been installed at “more than a dozen factories and businesses.” Further specifics on the usage of the “upgraded” version of these sci-fi-becoming-supple reality version of tech in China’s military operations are found to be real but profound intel still suffers transparency.

No the idea is not perfect especially since the system detects undesirable emotions, hopelessly resulting in moving the workers or even sending them home.

George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, was the first among the writers to construct the notion of “thought police”, who was in charge of investigation and punishment people for personal and politically thoughts disapproved by the govt.

“There is no law or regulation to limit the use of this kind of equipment in China. The employer may have a strong incentive to use the technology for higher profit, and the employees are usually in too weak a position to say no,” he said.

“The selling of Facebook data is bad enough. Brain surveillance can take privacy abuse to a whole new level.”

Legislation should act now to limit the usage of emotion surveillance and give workers more bargaining power to protect their interests and most importantly their rights, Qiao said.

“The human mind should not be exploited for profit,” he added.


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Facebook Ads Start Showing Click-to-WhatsApp Buttons to Users

Athira Jishnu



If you are an advertiser on Facebook, you now have a bigger audience to cater to as Facebook has launched a click-to-WhatsApp button on its platform that will let advertisers connect with over one billion WhatsApp users.

Facebook, which has 2.1 billion users, confirmed to TechCrunch on Thursday that it is rolling out the ‘Click-to-WhatsApp’ feature gradually, starting with North and South America, Africa, Australia and most of Asia. TechCrunch points out that Europe is missing from the list, a conspicuous absence that could be attributed to the hot water WhatsApp is already in with EU regulators over data sharing with Facebook.

“Many people already use WhatsApp to communicate with small businesses. It’s a fast, convenient way to stay in touch,” Pancham Gajjar, Product Marketing Manager, Facebook, was quoted as saying.

“By adding a click-to-WhatsApp button to Facebook ads, businesses can now make it even easier for people to learn about their products, set up an appointment or use their service,” he added.

Facebook said that over a million Pages currently include WhatsApp numbers in their posts.

To make the new feature work, reported Adweek, businesses that have WhatsApp numbers can add ‘send message’ buttons with the WhatsApp logo to their Facebook ads and those ads will only be delivered to users who have WhatsApp installed on their smartphones.

People must add businesses’ WhatsApp numbers to their contacts to initiate conversations.

Once they do it, the messaging app opens with a default message expressing interest, which can be edited by users before being sent.

The feature is similar to the click-to-Messenger button that Facebook introduced in its ads in November last year. The click-to-Messenger ads debuted on Instagram in May this year.

Facebook said that over a million Facebook pages currently include WhatsApp numbers in their posts.

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Income Tax department will likely consider Bitcoin and other virtual currencies

Athira Jishnu




  • Income tax department is mulling regulating cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin
  • The Bitcoin value has skyrocketed to almost $20,000 in past few days
  • The govt has set up a panel to decide on India’s stand on cryptocurrency

India’s focal assessment expert is researching Bitcoin trades to attempt and figure out how to impose exchanges, an authority said on Wednesday, even as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cautioned against managing in virtual monetary forms.

A large number of exchanges are occurring each day in unregulated cryptographic money trades and the Income Tax Department has propelled reviews in the urban communities of Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, representative Surbhi Ahluwalia said.

“We are taking a gander at gathering data about usual way of doing things of Bitcoin trades, financial specialists, their wellspring of speculation and probability of gathering charge,” Ahluwalia told Reuters.

A week ago, the RBI said it was worried in regards to Bitcoin, days after the digital currency hit a record high of just shy of $11,800, stocking fears that a quickly swelling air pocket could blast.

The RBI had beforehand said those exchanging virtual monetary forms were doing as such at their own hazard, given that the national bank had not given a permit or authorisation for any organization to bargain in such cryptographic forms of money.

The duty official declined to remark on the national bank’s worries, saying the assessment office was looking just into the expense suggestions.

The administration has set up a board to settle on India’s remain on digital currency.

This year, the administration told parliament that the utilization of virtual monetary standards like Bitcoin was not approved by the RBI and could bring about a rupture of hostile to illegal tax avoidance laws.

Bitcoin hit another unsurpassed top on Tuesday, two days after the dispatch of the primary ever Bitcoin fates on a US trade as financial specialists developed idealistic that the $20,000-stamp is inside reach.

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