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Is it safe to charge your smartphone overnight?

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In the busy schedule, we tend to forget charging your device. And, when it’s your nap time in the night, we tend to left our device connected with charger whole night. Yes! we get our battery fully charged in the morning but is it safe to do so?

Batteries used in mobile devices today are still mostly the same as they have been for almost two decades, but the devices that they power have become much, much smarter. Nowadays we have less to worry about when it comes to the battery health because power optimization has been put on the shoulders of the software running these devices. Smarter phones companies come with smarter quality.

Overnight charging you smartphones overloads battery: A myth

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So, it is a myth that if we leave our smartphone for charging in the night, the battery will explode or swollen up. Your smartphones are smart enough to prevent your expensive device to do so.

A smartphone brand is not that dumb to provide you with a stupid backup plan when your battery gets fully charged. Therefore, they make your device capable and smart enough to know how much they need and what would happen if they let more power in.

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Though it can not lead to sudden explosion or harm to your battery life but it can gradually decrease your battery life. Once the internal Lithium-ion battery hits 100 percent of its capacity, charging stops. That usually happens within an hour or two, tops.

The charging temperature for lithium-based batteries — i.e., the temperature at which a battery is capable of receiving a charge — is 32° to 113℉. Meanwhile, lithium-based batteries can discharge at temperatures as low as -4℉. Fast-charging technologies work best at warmer temperatures between 41° and 113℉, with no charge capable of occurring when the temperature is lower than 32℉.

So what do we get from this?

First, a lithium-based battery can discharge at temperatures far below freezing, so keeping them in your kitchen freezer won’t prevent them from self-discharging. Second, a lithium-ion battery warms up as it charges.

As it gets warmer, it charges faster. But since a battery can’t hold more than its capacity, after reaching a full charge the battery expends the excess power by giving it off as heat. Overnight charging becomes a problem when a battery has no way to reroute the incoming current after reaching its capacity.

Now, how to overcome this problem?

However, our mobile devices have gotten much smarter. They can stop charging when the battery has reached its full capacity and begin using the connected charger as its primary power source, allowing you to wake up to a fully-charged battery while your phone remains powered on through the night. It’s a pretty sweet deal.

Smart charging to charge your smartphone

But, with every great deal comes a price to pay, in this charging deal and to make your device safe, you must charge your device smartly.

Here, we will walk you through some smart and best charging practices to charge your smartphone:

  • Make sure you take your phone case off at night if you’re going to leave your phone plugged in and charging. Lithium-ion batteries work in a limited operating temperature range (-10 to 50 deg). And react poorly if your phone experiences elevated temperatures. If it reaches above 50 degrees then there is a high risk of cell oxidation, which will shrink the capacity and shorten the lifespan.

Long put short, you must care if you have a case on your device that does not allow heat to escape, remove the case while charging.

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  • There’s one other factor which is to consider while charging your smartphone that and it concerns the quality of the accessories you use. Avoid using third-party chargers, it’s always best to use official chargers in case you don’t use certified alternatives from reputable brands and retailers.

Yes! Third party chargers and cables can haunt you and your smartphone. For that, just use the charger of your smartphone brand. Obviously, it was made for your brand only.

  • It’s also important to ensure that the charger you are using has the correct rating. Many of us using charger having high amp rating, because it charges mobile at the much faster rate. But this process limit the lifespan of the battery leads lithium-ion (and lithium-polymer) batteries to corrode faster than they otherwise would.

Before charging one must cross-check the amp or watt rating of charger with your phone’s specifications. This is really a smart practice to save your smartphone’s battery life.

Here we end up with the discussion on overnight charging affects your battery or not? Or it just affects battery life gradually?

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TOP 5 BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES OF 2018

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the top 5 breakthrough technologies in 2018

Here is look at top 5 breakthrough technologies from 2018 that will create revolution. 3-d metal printing, artificial embryos, dueling neural networks, babel-fish earbuds and much more…

1. 3-D Metal Printing

3d metal printing applications in the automotive industry

Metal 3-D Printing holds a unique position in modern-day product development. The technology can create lighter, stronger parts, and complex shapes that aren’t possible with conventional metal fabrication methods. It facilitates tooling for conventional manufacturing technologies, reducing costs and lead times. It can also provide more precise control of the microstructure of metals. In 2017, researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced they had developed a 3-D-printing method for creating stainless-steel parts twice as strong as traditionally made ones. 

Also in 2017, 3-D-printing company Markforged, a small startup based outside Boston, released the first 3-D metal printer for under $100,000.

Another Boston-area startup, Desktop Metal, began to ship its first metal prototyping machines in December 2017. It plans to begin selling larger machines, designed for manufacturing, that are 100 times faster than older metal printing methods.

The printing of metal parts is also getting easier. Desktop Metal now offers software that generates designs ready for 3-D printing. Users tell the program the specs of the object they want to print, and the software produces a computer model suitable for printing.   

2. Artificial Embryos

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In a breakthrough that redefines how life can be created, embryologists working at the University of Cambridge in the UK have grown realistic-looking mouse embryos using only stem cells. No egg. No sperm. Just cells plucked from another embryo.

Synthetic human embryos would be a boon to scientists, letting them tease apart events early in development. And since such embryos start with easily manipulated stem cells, labs will be able to employ a full range of tools, such as gene editing, to investigate them as they grow.

Artificial embryos, however, pose ethical questions. What if they turn out to be indistinguishable from real embryos? How long can they be grown in the lab before they feel pain? We need to address those questions before the science races ahead much further, bioethicists say.

3. AI for Everybody

AI for everybody

Artificial intelligence has so far been mainly the plaything of big tech companies like Amazon, Baidu, Google, and Microsoft, as well as some startups. For many other companies and parts of the economy, AI systems are too expensive and too difficult to implement fully.

What’s the solution? Machine-learning tools based in the cloud are bringing AI to a far broader audience. These products will be essential if the AI revolution is going to spread more broadly through different parts of the economy.

Currently AI is used mostly in the tech industry, where it has created efficiencies and produced new products and services. But many other businesses and industries have struggled to take advantage of the advances in artificial intelligence. Sectors such as medicine, manufacturing, and energy could also be transformed if they were able to implement the technology more fully, with a huge boost to economic productivity.

4. Dueling Neural Networks

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Artificial intelligence is getting very good at identifying things: show it a million pictures, and it can tell you with uncanny accuracy which ones depict a pedestrian crossing a street. But AI is hopeless at generating images of pedestrians by itself. If it could do that, it would be able to create gobs of realistic but synthetic pictures depicting pedestrians in various settings, which a self-driving car could use to train itself without ever going out on the road.

The problem is, creating something entirely new requires imaginationand until now that has perplexed AIs.

The solution first occurred to Ian Goodfellow, then a PhD student at the University of Montreal, during an academic argument in a bar in 2014. The approach, known as a generative adversarial network, or GAN, takes two neural networksthe simplified mathematical models of the human brain that underpin most modern machine learningand pits them against each other in a digital cat-and-mouse game.

Both networks are trained on the same data set. One, known as the generator, is tasked with creating variations on images it’s already seenperhaps a picture of a pedestrian with an extra arm. The second, known as the discriminator, is asked to identify whether the example it sees is like the images it has been trained on or a fake produced by the generatorbasically, is that three-armed person likely to be real?

Over time, the generator can become so good at producing images that the discriminator can’t spot fakes. Essentially, the generator has been taught to recognize, and then create, realistic-looking images of pedestrians.

The technology has become one of the most promising advances in AI in the past decade, able to help machines produce results that fool even humans.

 

5. Babel-Fish Earbuds

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In the cult sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, you slide a yellow Babel fish into your ear to get translations in an instant. In the real world, Google has come up with an interim solution: a $159 pair of earbuds, called Pixel Buds. These work with its Pixel smartphones and Google Translate app to produce practically real-time translation.

Google Translate already has a conversation feature, and its iOS and Android apps let two users speak as it automatically figures out what languages they’re using and then translates them. But background noise can make it hard for the app to understand what people are saying, and also to figure out when one person has stopped speaking and it’s time to start translating.

Pixel Buds get around these problems because the wearer taps and holds a finger on the right earbud while talking. Splitting the interaction between the phone and the earbuds gives each person control of a microphone and helps the speakers maintain eye contact, since they’re not trying to pass a phone back and forth.

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Top 6 printer that really save your cost

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As we have moved towards younger generation, everything becoming or moving towards digital world.

Maximum of things can be moved in phone storage / hard disk that we use in computer desktop,  Laptop that makes it easy to access from anywhere.

But maximum of data still needed to be printed because there are very fewer people who are fully digitalized.

If we take the education sector many things like books, notes, and question paper are still in paper form or hard copy so there is great demand for the printer as well.

As our technology is growing we expect low-cost printing and many of low-cost printer will be introduced.

I am listing some printer that had a boom in the market

1.HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4535

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  • Multifunction printer and comes with an option of print, copy, and scan.
  • Hp Deskjet is wireless printer means that print can be taken from any corner of a house if you prefer it for home purpose.
  • Comes with a print speed of 9.5 page per minute in black ink and 6.5 page per minute with color ink.
  • Generally comes with a function of automatic two-sided copying and printing that is duplex printing.
  • It comes with 5.5-inch touchscreen display function that makes printing easy.
  • A cartridge has a capacity of printing 150-180 pages with color ink and 480-500 pages with color ink and becomes economical because of low cost per page.
  • It is available eCommerce store at price of 9000.

2.HP DeskJet 3835 All-in-One Ink Advantage Wireless

Features-

  • It comes with a feature that is mobile friendly printing. Smartphone & tablet can  easily connected.
  • Comes with features that are copy, print, scan and extra feature is a fax.2-12
  • It comes with wifi feature making printing easy and convenient.
  • Printing speed is 8.5 page per minute in a black cartridge and 6 ppm in color cartridges.
  • It can print up to 1000 pages at one-time refilling.
  • Comes with a 2.2-inch touchscreen panel for convenience in printing.
  • It comes with a feature of HP e-print.
  • Color fax is available with a limit of 100 pages in single use.
  • HP 680 ink cartridge is compatible with a capacity of up to 400 pages with black ink and 150 pages with a color ink cartridge.
  • Can be availed at any physical & online store at price of 6000 rs.

3.Epson L380 Multi-Function InkTank Colour Printer 

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  • First, an important feature is that it is an ink tank printer.3-10
  • It comes with three features that are print, copy and scan.
  • Print speed is 35 page per minute in black and 18 page per minute in color.
  • Bundled with a feature of one-touch copy and scanning.
  • It gives the lowest cost of printing that is 8 paise for black ink and 20 paise for color ink cartridge per page and hence very economical.
  • Can be availed in market & online store under 11000 rs.

4.HP OfficeJet Pro 6960 All-in-One Wireless Color Inkjet Printer with ADF

Features-

  • It comes with a feature of print, copy and scan and fax and inkjet technology.
  • It has a printing speed of up to 35 pages per minute.
  • Usually preferred for small business.4-10
  • It comes with HP epr.int capability.
  • Comes with a feature of wifi connectivity and auto wireless connectivity for easy and convenient printing.
  • Comes with touchscreen display of 2.7 inches for easy printing.
  • Has a duty cycle of 18000-20000 pages on a monthly basis.
  • Comes with feature that is USB slot in front side, automatic document feeder, easy printing from mobile device, duplex printing is well supported.
  • It is easily available at the price of 7000-8000 Rs.
5.Canon E560 Multifunction Wireless Ink

Features-

  • It comes with a feature of print, copy and scan and fax.
  • It comes with wifi and USB for connectivity to a device.
  • Comes with a print volume of up to 400 pages.
  • Printing cost becomes economical, has a low-cost operation that is 800 pages and 400 pages from black and color cartridge.
  • Android & Apple device can be easily connected with printer for printing preferred document or picture directly from device.
  • Also comes with wireless connectivity through wifi and auto power on/off feature.
  • It supports easy and automatic 2 sided(duplex) printing.
  • Can be availed price under 7000rs from any physical or online store.
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6.Epson L455

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  • Comes with high-performance output capacity and economical printing solution.
  • Ultra low-cost printing with cartridges is offered by Epson L455 printer.
  • It comes with package containing 3 ink bottle of color ink and 1 ink bottle of black ink.
  • Efficiency of printing is up to 8500 pages from black ink and 4500-5000 from color ink bottle.
  • Easy printing through wifi is supported that can be accessed through phones and tablets.
  • Large display with touchscreen features and memory card supported that enables to print even without PC.
  • Comes with Eco tank with Large capacity of ink bottle.
  • Prints high-quality print and comes with easy duplex printing features that enable two-sided printing and saves paper.
  • Copy speed is 33 page per minute for black ink and 18 page per minute for color ink.
  • Can purchase from market at price of 9000 rs, be ready for economical printing.

Thank you very much for reading the post, if you have any suggestion and question feel free to ask.

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Google play store is full of useful as well as garbage apps. Every day tons of apps get uploaded on the play store. It is our duty to analyze and make the list of the Top 10 apps you must have in 2018.

Finding valuable apps on play store can be confusing sometimes. Below is the list of top 10 apps you must have in 2018 for a better utilization of your phone and user experience.

1.Castbox 

Castbox an app you must have in 2018Listening to podcasts in not only a trend these days but it also helps you to enhance yourself. This app enables you to listen to different podcasts from over 16 categories. It provides podcast in 70 different languages so no matter from which country you are it is going to be a lovely experience.

You can also download the episodes to your phone for listening later as per your convenience. It also has the audiobook library which I guess is very useful for every learning individual.  You must have this app on your phone which represents your learning and classic mentality.

2.Headspace

 

It is an app which helps you with things like focus, relaxation, development of an ideal routine and some other stuff. As we get so busy and stressed in our daily life we lose our peace in mind. Well if you are also a person who feels like the life is getting worst and needs to be controlled and cheerful, Then this app is definitely for you.

This app has various programs and tips that will help you in developing a healthy routine without losing the essential components of life.

3.Telegram

Telegram A fastest messaging app

The Popularity of Telegram is increasing very fast because of its lite and fast interface. With over 200 million active users this app is taking over the market by its quality. It is fast and even works on weak signals and has the potential to handle 100,000 members in a single group.

The data is secured by 256-bit symmetric AES encryption and also has good privacy terms. After using it for a while and getting good feedback from other users, we decided to include this one into our list of Top apps in 2018. It has some really cool and amazing features in it. For more details definitely check out our dedicated article on tips and tricks of Telegram.

4. Medium

Medium app. One of the top apps

Medium is always considered in Top apps from last few years. It is a free blogging platform where bloggers and writers share their experience and expertise. It is a great tool for enhancing your vocab and learn a variety of things and lessons.

If you love to write or want to learn the format of writing, then this app will help you out. It also enables to build an audience. A variety of categories and exposure to useful information. You must check out this app if you haven’t yet.

5. TED

I guess you already know about TED talks and its work. But, those of you who don’t know It is a platform where people from all over the world speak up their experiences, research and their vision towards making the world a better place.

They put new content daily on their app and you can access it easily. Learn and get inspired every day by listening to the speakers. Just put your earphones on and go on learning and enhancing your mindset for a better life.

6. Snapseed

Snapseed app

Snapseed is a very powerful photo editing app. Most of the professional photographers use this app for editing their photos while they are on their phone. It has some really cool features which can turn any normal image into a classical and amazing image.

Manual adjustments are really awesome in this app which allows you to edit the photos like a pro. Even if you don’t have any prior knowledge. This is also a must checkout app that deserves to be downloaded from play store in your phone.

7. Nutrino+

If you are an Instagram lover who regularly posts and loves to see likes on your profile. Then this app will help you t become an Insta star. It enables you to gain followers and likes on your posts. If you have a page and want to boost your appearance then this is the tool which leads you to gain quick followers.

The most important thing this app is not fake and gives genuine followers.

8. Quora

Quora app logo. One of the top most app

Quora is one of the Top recommended apps that you must have in your phone. You can ask any question that arises in your mind and gets the answer from n number of people and different opinions as well. It is a great app to make you utilize your time.

You must invest your time in these types of apps to develop yourself and get attached to the reality of the world. If you haven’t downloaded it yet then go download it from play store now!

9. Curiosity

This also one of the great learning apps must-have apps. New information is given on regular basis on this app. If you want to stand out of the crowd with good knowledge then this is a good app to try. It updated you with information with different fields like astronomy, Psychology, research and much more.

10. Lybrate

Lybrate is a health app that connects you to doctors with different specializations. If you have any query regarding your health or want to clear any doubt then you can ask for free. the doctors will respond to your query within 24 hours.

There are always new and helpful posts related to health and fitness. if you are really concerned about your health then you must try this app. It can be very helpful for you. You can also take video consultations as well as telephonic on a paid basis if you want.

So, This was our list of Top 10 apps that you must have in your phone. These apps will make your user experience better and add value to your life.

 

 

 

 

 

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