Sleep with a Mobile Phone under your pillow is dangerous

Sleep with a Mobile Phone under your pillow is dangerousToday we take a look at the possible dangers of sleeping with a cell phone under your pillow or near your head. In short: It can be dangerous for multiple reasons.

The question of whether or not to sleep with a smartphone under your pillow is just a small part of a much larger debate on the subject of mobile phone radiation. Some information seems to indicate that smartphones may have an adverse effect on the brain, yet it remains unknown whether mobile phone use is linked with brain tumors or brain cancer.

Still, most experts recommend taking a cautious approach of restricting usage to only necessary exposures. Sleeping with a smartphone under your pillow or next to your head is not advised due to the possibility of overexposure to potentially harmful radiation.

Following are several news stories on the issue of sleeping with a mobile phone under your pillow:

Some people are so attached to their smartphones that they sleep with them on their nightstand or even under their pillow. Bad idea. Mobile phones pump out electromagnetic radiation whenever they are on – which means sleeping with one nearby boosts your exposure all night long. What to do? Put the cell phone on “airplane mode” (which shuts down the transceiver) or turn it off. If you need to be available for calls, place the phone several feet away from your bed.

A famous Website published an article regarding altered brain activity due to to cell phone use. The article states, ” …doctors frown on sleeping with a cell phone under your pillow or directly next to your bed.”

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A Google engineer made a smart mirror, and now we all want one

A Google engineer made a smart mirror, and now we all want oneWhen Google software engineer Max Braun found out there are still no official smart mirrors on the market, he decided to build his own in his spare time.

And even as this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a DIY smart mirror before, the result of Braun’s project turned out to be a sleek, Android-powered mirror that you never knew you wanted in your bathroom, until now.

He detailed the in a blog post on Medium, explaining that he used a two-way mirror, a display panel, a controller board and a “bunch of components and arts and craft supplies.”

With the a bit of experimenting, he says, he was able to create a smart mirror that sits on the door to the medicine cabinet showing him the weather, time, date, news and reminders, using Android APIs.

“Other concepts I’m playing with are traffic, reminders and essentially anything that has a Google Now card,” Braun explained, adding that the idea behind the UI is that you don’t need to interact with it.

Instead, it should update automatically, with an open-ended voice search interface for everything else.

The whole thing sits a few millimeters thin, with the small electronics hanging out inside the door of the medicine cabinet.

It’s a little messy, Braun explained, seeing as it’s just a side project currently, and that he’s been experimenting using a Chromecast, Nexus Player and Fire TV Stick to power the thing.

Still, it’s an impressive and good-looking piece of home tech that leaves us wondering why we can’t buy one yet.

Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 20% of Android battery life

Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 20% of Android battery lifeFacebook does not have the greatest track record with its Android app. Users have long complained about performance issues and it sucking up battery and last year Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, took the unusual step of making his staff ditch their iPhones and move to Android until they sorted out the issues.

But the problems have remained, and recently they led the Android blogger Russell Holly to dump the app, starting a chain reaction which revealed something rather interesting about the app’s performance. Prompted by Holly’s revelation that life on Android was better without Facebook’s app, Reddit user pbrandes_eth tested the app’s impact on the performance of an LG G4.

They found that when the Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps were uninstalled, other apps on the smartphone launched 15% faster. They tested 15 separate apps, and documented the findings, leading other reddit users to test other devices. They found similar results when testing for app loading performance.

After reading Holly’s piece, I had also decided to explore other options for accessing Facebook, to see if, rather than app loading, I could improve my smartphone’s battery life.

I left the Facebook Messenger app installed, but swapped the Facebook app for an app called Metal, which acts as a wrapper for Facebook’s mobile site. Over the course of a day my Huawei Nexus 6P had 20% more battery. This was true on average for every day for the week tried.

In Metal I was using the same notifications and accessing the same features as I had just a week earlier through the Facebook app, so why the difference?

Despite the Facebook app not showing up as using a significant amount of power within Android’s built-in battery statistics, it was evidently consuming more power in the background than it needed to.

It turned out other Android services including Android system and Android OS showed reduced battery consumption when the Facebook app was uninstalled. Those services act as a buffer for many apps to the outside world when running in the background. So while Facebook didn’t look like it was using that much power, it was actually just being displayed elsewhere in Android’s statistics.

So, uninstalling the Facebook app saves both battery and speeds up Android phones, it seems. Obviously, it may be less convenient not to have the apps, but there are several substitutes that allow you to access the mobile site within a wrapper, like Metal that I used.

Alternatively, you can simply use Facebook within Chrome on an Android phone: recent updates have enabled notifications for actions, chats and other features from Facebook even in the background, meaning the experience is very similar to using an app.

Either way, until Facebook improves its Android app, ditching it could save you 20% of your battery life a day, and speed up your phone.

A Facebook spokesperson said: “We have heard reports of some people experiencing speed issues stemming from our Android app. We are looking into this and will keep you posted. We are committed to continuing to improve these issues.”

The company made no mention of battery life issues, however.

5G is Coming in 2017, Will Be Faster Than Google Fiber

5G is Coming in 2017, Will Be Faster Than Google FiberVerizon is about to change the wireless industry in a big way as it begins field testing fifth-generation, or 5G, technology within the next 12 months, with plans for “some level of commercial deployment” by 2017 — much earlier than the common industry prediction of 2020.

This information comes from a CNET interview with Roger Gurnani, Verizon’s chief information and technology architect, who revealed that Verizon will soon be the world’s first wireless carrier to move into 5G. This isn’t just a big move for Verizon, though — it represents the beginning of a major shift in the telecom industry toward radically higher speed and responsiveness.

“The future is going to bring more stuff that I can’t really describe,” said Gurnani. “We can’t possibly envision the full range of disruptive products and services. But we have some possibilities.”

How Fast is 5G?
So-called 5G technology will be almost incomprehensibly fast compared to current options. Verizon’s initial tests have shown connection speeds 30 to 50 times faster than those on 4G — meaning it’s also faster than a direct connection witht Google Fiber.

To visualize this difference, consider a two-hour HD movie that would take about 6 minutes to download via 4G. On a 5G network, that very same movie would be fully downloaded in 15 seconds or less.

Other Important Benefits of 5G
While speed is clearly the biggest selling point of a 5G wireless network, there are other perks as well. For instance, 5G is considerably more responsive than 4G, so the hand movements of a surgeon could be transmitted in real time to the other side of the world, making remote surgery possible when necessary. It’s also expected to be 10 times more power-efficient, providing a much-needed boost in battery life.

The Current State of 5G
Future world-changing capabilities aside, Gurnani is focused on today. “At this time, our focus is on the technology field trials and accelerating the technology,” he said.

Verizon has lined up partners including Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco, Qualcomm, and Samsung, and it recently set up its first Verizon 5G Technology Forum. The company has also created small testing sites called “sandboxes” at its innovation centers in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Francisco.

And while Verizon may be the first network to roll out 5G (they were also the first to offer 4G), it’s certainly not alone. It’s safe to say that Verizon’s U.S.-based competitors will be following closely behind, and carriers in South Korea, Japan, and China are also moving aggressively toward 5G deployment.

In the interview, Gurnani noted that a number of other countries are ahead when it comes to spectrum policies. To make their foray into 5G feasible, Verizon and other American carriers will need greater access to spectrum. “For technical trials themselves, we have what we need,” he said. “Beyond that, 5G will require big bands of spectrum.”

To The Future
Assuming Verizon and other carriers can get the spectrum they need, we may have access to 5G networks much sooner than expected. Like 4G, which really helped to drive the mass adoption of smartphones, 5G will likely spur a great deal of innovation. The ability to have super-fast speeds and low latency opens up all kinds of doors, enabling things like latency-free wireless virtual reality, for example.

iPhone 7 coming in 2016

iPhone 7 coming in 2016The iPhone 7 won’t be released until the fall of 2016, so it’s still several months off. Apple’s current flagship devices are the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, released to the public in September of 2015. Though we have months to go until the iPhone 7 launches, rumors have already been trickling out, giving us some details on what we might see when the device is released.

Apple has used an alternating “S” naming formula to mark years where the iPhone does not receive a major redesign since the debut of the iPhone 3GS in 2009. Releases have been as follows:

2007 – iPhone
2008 – iPhone 3G
2009 – iPhone 3GS
2010 – iPhone 4 (new design)
2011 – iPhone 4s
2012 – iPhone 5 (new design)
2013 – iPhone 5s
2014 – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (new design)
2015 – iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

The next-generation iPhone is expected to be called the iPhone 7. 2015 marked an “S” iPhone upgrade year that introduced new features such as an improved camera and a better processor, but 2016 will bring an even-year upgrade that will likely include an all-new iPhone design.

Apple is said to be working on finalizing the iPhone 7 design so we don’t know exactly what it will look like, but we can speculate that Apple will continue on its path of introducing more powerful, efficient devices that grow thinner with each design iteration. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to include next-generation A10 processors produced by TSMC.

It’s likely Apple will continue releasing two versions of each iPhone, so we may see an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 7 Plus in 2016. Apple may stick to 4.7- and 5.5-inches, or take the opportunity to further refine screen sizes, shifting the dimensions somewhat to match the company’s design vision for the updated phones. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are expected to feature the same 3D Touch feature introduced with the iPhone 6s.

Apple is rumored to be aiming to make the iPhone 7 as thin as the 6.1mm iPod touch, mainly through the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Eliminating the headphone jack will give Apple more internal space for other components, and Apple will also keep the device slim with the continued use of in-cell panels and TFT-LCD display technology.

With no headphone jack, wired headphones will connect to the iPhone 7 using its Lightning port and Bluetooth headphones will connect wirelessly. Apple is rumored to be working on Lightning-equipped EarPods to sell alongside the device.

The iPhone 7’s body could be made out of a new non-aluminum composite material that improves the water resistance of the device and does away with the prominent antenna bands that were seen in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

There may be some distinguishing features between the iPhone 7 and the larger-screened iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 may ship with 2GB RAM, while the iPhone 7 Plus includes 3GB RAM, and the larger-screened iPhone may also include better camera. According to rumors, the iPhone 7 Plus may be available with a dual-lens camera system that offers DSLR-like image quality with 2-3x optical zoom and improved performance in low lighting conditions.

We still have a long wait until the launch of the iPhone 7, but the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launched in September of 2015. Check out our full roundup on those devices for more information on Apple’s latest iPhones.

Uber has grown faster in its first five years than Facebook did

Uber has grown faster in its first five years than Facebook didFive years ago today, Uber launched its first service in San Francisco. Since then, the taxi-hailing app has expanded at an incredible pace — it’s now available in 311 cities across 58 countries worldwide.

That growth has translated to massive valuation numbers: in its third year, Uber was already worth $3.4 billion, and last year it raised at a $40 billion valuation. Latest reports indicate Uber is now raising another round at a $50 billion price tag.

Uber’s valuation growth is all the more impressive when you compare it to Facebook’s early years. According to BI Intelligence, it took three years for the social media giant to get to a billion-dollar “unicorn” valuation, and it was “only” worth $15 billion by its fifth year. It took almost 8 years for Facebook to get to the $50 billion threshold, before hitting its massive $100 billion IPO in 2012. Facebook is now worth around $225 billion.

Warid increased 4G LTE Coverage Area

Warid increased 4G LTE Coverage AreaWarid is the Pakistan’s one of the biggest telecommunication network. Almost 1 out of 3 is a Warid subscriber user. Warid launched its 4G LTE Service on 2 December, 2014 and now Warid is the best 4G internet service provider in Pakistan. After started 4G LTE, Warid started distributed its high speed internet service among major cities i.e Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and more 25 cities as well. Within one year, Warid LTE network spread in 30 big cities. But People belongs to other cities are unable to get benefit from this service because the they are out of coverage area. If you are belongs to those cities then don’t worry because now Warid increased 4G LTE Coverage Area and add 8 cities more into business.