Monday, July 26, 2021

Category: Technology News

Major websites are back after a global internet outage

Many websites have returned to work, after being down for a short period due to service outages due to a failure in the systems of Akamai Technologies, in the second major outage related to the cloud server services company in a month.

Akamai Technologies said in a tweet on Twitter: “We fixed this issue and based on current feedback, the service is back to working normally.”

The company indicated that the malfunction lasted up to an hour, and was caused by an error in the Domain Name System (DNS) service that allows URLs to transport users to their destinations that were triggered during the software update.

It added that services resumed after the update was rolled back, stressing that the malfunction was not due to a cyber attack. “We are reviewing our software update process to prevent future disruptions,” she added.

short global outage
Websites for companies including Delta Air Lines, Costco WholeSale, American Express, and Home Depot initially went down, leading to DNS errors.

The companies, “Oracle” and “Amazon”, said that the global problem related to the “Akamai” network affected access to many Internet resources, including their cloud computing services, before their services returned to normal operation shortly after.

Is fast charging like 120 watts or 200 watts, good for battery’s health ?

Smartphone industries are growing day by day and every time we came to see a brand new phone with some extraordinary features. And along with the smartphone industries company that develops components of the phones are also growing. Every time when we see smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi or Samsung and many more hold an entire for one or two hours talking about the unique features of the phone like processor, camera, display software, and battery along with the charging speed.

Recently Xiaomi held one of its events in which the company announced new charging tech which we can probably see in the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone. The Hypercharge tech by Xiaomi, which develops adapters of 200 watts or 120 watts and a 120-watt wireless charging dock. The figure looks very attractive and sounds fascinating, the company also showcased that your phone’s battery can charge up to full in less than 15 minutes. But Xiaomi mentioned nothing about how they are going to implement this tech and even how a smartphone battery going to handle this much power.

Let’s have a look into the advantages and disadvantages of having super-fast charging.

Dis-advantages of super fast charging :

  • Providing this much amount of power to the smartphones battery can heat your device. Or we all know heat is not a good sign for battery.
  • Fast charging like 120 watts or 200 watts can make your smartphone battery dead in a short time only. Means probably after one or one and half year your battery will not provide good backup.
  • Heat created during fast charging can ultimately weaken your smartphone performance.
  • This extra heat during fast charging can also affect other hardware components of the smartphone, however companies have grown, and this is not an issue in 2021.

Advantages of super fast charging :

The only advantage one can see, that your smartphone is going to charge in less than 30 minutes and you can again start playing games or any entertainment purpose. Or someone who forgets to charge the phone and reminds of it at the last minute, then it is very useful. And nothing.

Conclusion :

It is very simple that no one really needs fast charging of 200 watts and you can have an idea about this by looking at brands like Apple and Samsung, these two companies still provide charging brick of 18 watts or 25 watts max in the smartphone boxes. Having fast charging of 30 watts or 25 watts does not affect your smartphone’s battery life like a 200-watt fast charger can do. So a fast charging of up to 30 watts can also charge your phone very well.

Tesla launches an electric car cheaper than the “Model Y” in China

US electric car maker Tesla launched a cheaper version of its Model Y on Thursday in China, facing increased scrutiny from regulators and growing competition from local rivals.

The price of the launched Model Y vehicles is 276,000 yuan (42,588 dollars). The China Passenger Car Association said Tesla’s sales of cars made in China fell in June from the previous month.

The company, which makes Model 3 sedans and Model Y sports utility vehicles in Shanghai, sold 33,155 cars made in China, including those for export, compared with 33,463 in May.

The price reduction allows benefiting from the support obtained by new electric cars whose price is less than 300,000 yuan, which is why the latest version of the “Model Y” is convenient to take advantage of at its new price.

After the recent malfunctions, who controls the Internet infrastructure?

Last week, the world witnessed the absence of some of the most famous websites from the Internet, as a result of the failure of the servers of some major networks providing infrastructure services and websites.

The aforementioned malfunction caused users to be unable to access some sites of some international media such as the British “Guardian”, the American “New York Times”, and the French “Le Monde”, as well as various malfunctions in some social networking sites.

As for the list of social networks that were disrupted, it was “Snapchat” and “Reddit”, as well as some famous services such as the “Zoom” service for video calls.

By analyzing the market for infrastructure services necessary for accessing Internet services and websites to users, it turns out that there is a limited group of companies that dominate this huge market.

Withdrawal of information

In the world of cloud services, organizations and companies around the world have become mainly dependent on the idea of ​​storing their data with companies specialized in the cloud computing sector, to lift the burden of the idea of ​​securing and storing the data of users of their services, which is sometimes estimated to be in the millions of terabytes (a terabyte is equal to 1000 gigabytes). ).

With the growth of some players and their ability to achieve a wider spread than others, the monopoly entered this market, and the company “Amazon” and its cloud storage arm “AWS” became the main dominator in the market for providing cloud services to companies around the world, which is estimated to be worth more than 130 billion dollars. With a market share of 32%, according to a report by the statistical institution “Statista” at the end of the fourth quarter of last year.

Apple WWDC 2021 day one summary – iPad OS 15, IOS 15, watch OS 8 and Mac OS monetary

Apple has accomplished its first day of WWDC 2021, the first event was all about software development and Apple announced their improved software skins for iPhones, iPad, Apple Watches, and MacBooks. Apple discussed deeply how good software can make your day smooth and full of fun, company also mentioned that how AI and AR are becoming an essential part of modern technology. After discussing many useful things about the importance of good software, Mr. Tim Cook finally unveiled their next-generation software skins for Apple products.

IOS 15, iPad OS 15, watch OS 8 and Mac OS monetary are the four major announcements of the first day of Apple’s WWDC 2021.

IOS 15 improved skin with improved feature

Apple has really worked hard to improve the iPhone experience every year, with the IOS 14 update Apple did many magical things with IOS, and now again with the latest IOS 15 update Apple has taken the iPhone experience to next level.

The major improvements in the new IOS 15 updates include, improved iMessage which can now track all your shared photos and articles, improved FaceTime new video call feature comes with a special feature called ” Spatial Audio “, this feature helps you to listen to every member’s voice clearly, the improved notification now lets you select categories according to your choice and will only show notification related to those categories. And one more feature called share play that allows you to shift between different Apple devices while watching a video or listening to music. Apple also improved the privacy feature, like now after every 7 days you can have a report of which app is using location access, contacts, microphone, camera, and more.

List of all major improvements :

  • iMessage,
  • share play,
  • live text,
  • FaceTime,
  • Notification improvement,
  • privacy improvement.

List of devices eligible for IOS 15 update :

From, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to iPhone 12 pro max all the devices are eligible for IOS 15 update.

iPad OS 15 major improvements :

Apple also tried to improve their iPad experience for the user, one of the major upgrades was 3D maps on iPad, yes the new Map app on iPad really shows you 3D images in the map and also tells everything about every route or road. Apple has also improved their Notes app to take maximum advantages of the app, you can now see the previous notes or you can get access to quick notes and also the use of Apple pencil has made it easy for making paintings or creating banners or posters on the Notes App. In other words, you can say the Apple notes app now become like Google docs.

List of all major improvements :

  • widgets,
  • App library,
  • multi-tasking,
  • an extra feature in Notes, to improve usability,
  • universal control, allows you to jump between different Apple products,

watch OS 8 and mac OS monetary :

Apple watches are considered as the best in class smartwatch present in the market, because of their accurate calculation in every tracking feature, whether heart rate tracking or breathing monitoring or the extremely fluid experience of the smartwatch. Apple has taken the Apple Watch health features one step further by adding one more feature which can track your respiratory rate while you are sleeping. The new Fitness service has added more workout modes to the Apple Watch and you can use your portrait pictures as a watch face.

The MacBook was already ahead of their generation because of their M1 chip by Apple and the introduction of the new Mac OS monetary is making the experience double. The new mac OS monetary brings additional features like Share play, Airplay, FaceTime upgrade, Focus mode, quick notes and improvements in Safari tabs, and introduction of new extensions into Safari browser.

One major improvement of Siri for all Apple devices that you can now use Siri as your personal assistant with no internet connection in order to make to understand better and improve your experience.

So, these are all the new announcements made by Apple on the first day of WWDC 2021.

Huawei event – Harmony OS, Huawei Matepad pro and Matepad 11 and Huawei watch 3

Huawei Harmony OS, Huawei watch and Huawei Matepad pro and Matepad 11

Huawei after a long break finally come up with some new products and also solution to the Google service ban on the company. Today Huawei held its event in which company has launched two new products and along with the products Huawei also launched their own Harmony OS for upcoming Huawei gadgets in replacement of Google services. 
So let’s look into the products and Harmony OS a little bit deeper.

Harmony OS :

We all know about the US and China dispute due to which Google has canceled the license of Huawei to use Google services in their devices, after long research and hard work Huawei came with brand new Harmony company’s replacement to Google services. The new Harmony OS comes with all the necessary things Google used to provides like Huawei’s own App store which they call App gallery in replacement of Playstore from Google. Huawei has worked really hard to make the Harmony as simple as possible and as futuristic as possible also.

Huawei has successfully implemented the AI in the whole OS, through which can do multiple tasks by just tapping and using air gestures. Harmony OS also makes it easy to connect with other Huawei devices with just a simple tap, you can easily transfer files and documents between Huawei devices the Harmony OS makes the process very smooth. We can say that it is kind of ecosystem thing like this is with Apple. Overall the new Harmony OS is amazing and comes with lots of features/functions.

Huawei watch 3 and 3 pro :

Huawei also launched their brand new two smartwatches in the market, the Huawei Watch 3 and Huawei Watch 3 pro. Basically, all the smartwatch watches run on mainly two-three OS software like Google’s Wear OS ( wear ) and watchOS but here Huawei came with liteOS software for its new smartwatches. These new lites is based on the company’s Harmony OS.

Some of the key highlights of the Huawei watch are the watch comes with 1.46 inches OLED panel which can reach a peak brightness of 1000 nits, the display is an edge-to-edge panel and you get a rotating button on the right side of the watch to scroll between the apps. The Huawei Watch 3 supports SpO2 monitoring, heart rate monitoring, and also body temperature monitoring, Huawei also mentioned that watch 3 supports almost 100 workout modes including running, walking, and yoga. Huawei Watch 3 also comes with e-sim support so that you can even take calls on the watch and also able to answer videos call through watch via Huawei’s MeeTime service. Huawei Watch 3 can last up to 14 days in a single full charge and if the 4G LTE is on then the battery will last only up to 3 days.

Whereas the Huawei watch 3 Pro also comes with all similar specifications the only main difference is in the battery life the watch 3 pros can last up to 21 days in a single full charge and is the 4G LTE is on the smartwatch can last up to 5 days max. Huawei this time also included a new variant along with the active model with a rubber strap and classic model with leather strap and the new one is an elite model with a metal bracelet.

Huawei Matepad pro and Matepad 11 :

Huawei has also launched their new Matepad generation in today’s event. The two new Huawei Matepad pro and Matepad 11 with Harmony OS.

Huawei Matepad pro :

The Huawei Matepad pro is available in two different variants one is 12.6 inches OLED panel with a standard 60Hz refresh rate and the second is 10.8 inches IPS LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. Both the tablets run on the latest Harmony OS. Huawei Matepad pro 10.8 variant runs on the latest Qualcomm snapdragon 870 octa-core processor or the Huawei Matepad 12.6 inches variant runs on Kirin 9000E chipset and both the variants support Huawei stylus and smart magnetic keyboard.

The design of the Huawei Matepad pro got some new textures like Huawei has positioned the front camera on the center of the tablet to provide the laptop feel while attending to the video chats. Huawei Matepad pro 12.6 inches variant comes with a massive 10,000mAh battery which can last up to 14 hours in a single charge. The Huawei Matepad pro 12.6 inches supports 40 watts fast wired charging and 27-watt fast wireless charging and 10-watt reverse charging.  On the other hand, the Huawei Matepad 10.8 variant comes with a 7,250mAh big battery and supports the same charging configuration.

Both the Huawei Matepad 12.6 and Huawei Matepad 10.8 variants come with an eight-speaker tuned by Harman/Kardon and the support of four microphones to pick your voice clearly even from 5 metres away.

Huawei Matepad 11 :

The Huawei Matepad 11 comes with 10.95 inches IPS LCD panel with 120Hz refresh rate support. The tablet comes with quad speakers set up tuned by Harman/Karban and with four microphones to pick your voice clarity during calls. The Huawei Matepad 11 runs on a Qualcomm snapdragon 865 octa-core processor and you get 6GB RAM and 128 GB storage option here.

The Huawei Matepad 11 supports the Huawei stylus and also the smart keyboard, the tablet is equipped with a 7,250mAh big battery which supports 22.5-watt fast charging. The Huawei Matepad 11 price will start from 399 euros.

Gmail allows you to save attached images directly to the gallery

Google has launched a new feature for users of its Gmail e-mail service, which allows them to save images attached to e-mails they receive directly in its Google Photos service, according to Engadget.

The new feature is the image of a button located on the far right of the external image attached to e-mails on Gmail, so it becomes the third button next to the options for uploading the image and saving the image to the cloud storage service Google Drive. The company indicated that the new feature will gradually reach the general public within 15 days.

The new feature comes at the time of the Google application for a fateful decision, which is the calculation of any new photo uploaded to the user’s account on its Photos service from the total free space available to the general users onboard all Google services, which is only 15 GB.

The new generation USB-C enables multiple devices to be charged with a single cord

The USB-IF Forum, the body responsible for adopting USB technologies, announced a new generation that increases the charging capacity from 100 watts to 240, which opens the way for the use of a single USB-C cable to easily charge all electronic devices.

The new generation offers this remarkable upgrade in charging capacity, through a new feature called Extended Power Range, or EPR, which provided more than double the charging capacity, according to The Verge.

The forum set two standards that must be adhered to by the manufacturers of electric chargers with the new technology, which is that the wires support the voltage of up to 5 amperes and the intensity of current up to 50 volts.

The forum warned against the use of charger heads not intended to support the new technology with charging wires with the new EPR technology, indicating that this could cause damage to the wires.

The arrival of the new generation of chargers that support the new technology is expected to start at the end of this year or early 2022.

Twitter drops photo-cropping algorithm after accusations of “racism”

The social networking site Twitter announced the abolition of the artificial intelligence algorithm to automatically crop pictures on its platform, nine months after the platform first started receiving complaints that the feature “removes the faces of people with brown skin from the photos.”

And some Twitter users began last September, noticing that when posting a picture of a black-skinned person and a white-skinned person, the black-skinned person is often cropped from the image in the preview, according to CBS News.

Twitter said, at the time, that it “tested the image preview cropping algorithm before launching the feature, and found no biases, but admitted later that it had more analyzes and tests to study it.”

unpiloted planes. A big step in the future of aviation.

Maybe 5 years ago, if you asked someone if they’d agree to board a drone, they would likely refuse. He might even think it’s crazy, but not anymore. With all the training, safety measures, and precautions that are taken into consideration in the field of aviation, however, without a doubt, accidents do occur, and human error is inevitable no matter how we try to avoid it. But technology and the development witnessed by our time have solved many of the problems and gaps that we suffer from in many areas of life. The field of aircraft is not excluded from it.

unpiloted planes have been taken in earnest, and we consider this step a big leap. So what’s new here?

Reliable Robots and Xwing are two startups in the Gulf region that are building aircraft that can fly on their own unpiloted planes, Instead of building new aircraft, both companies have modified Cessna Grand Caravans. Airplanes can fly autonomously while a remote operator monitors the flight, and only takes control if needed. Both companies said they are working with major logistics companies to deliver cargo as an initial draw or as a trial run for the move, once approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Xwing tried it out in action, as a plane was taken on a test flight and the pilot did not touch the controls, not even once, and it went well.

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