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Just Like Facebook, WhatsApp Added Colorful Text Status Update

Today is all about WhatsApp because the messaging app has rolled out status updates that will let you write whatever in your mind on a colorful image background. Well, it all started as a simple text-only feature, later it allowed users to add photos and videos. Now, users have the ability to choose fonts and background colors. Moreover, they can even add links to their status to show something specific.

This is what a spokesperson has to say about it:

“Now you never have to worry about getting the word out to all your family and friends. Whether you’re looking for vacation recommendations or notifying a group about the address for a party, the text-based status feature allows you to update your contacts in a fun and personal way.”

So now, a user has three options to add excitement and creativity to his status. He can go with emojis to accentuate a certain feeling, and with background colors and amazing font options, he can give an absolutely eye-catching look to the status update.

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Google Makes Contacts App Available for All Android Phones

Apart from technical reasons, there is one big thing that gave Pixel and Nexus a slight edge over other competing smartphones – a complete access to all of the latest perks (services) from Google. And, Google Contacts was certainly one of those apps. But, wait! Things seem to be changing now as Google has made Contacts app available for all Android phones.

Sounds cool, right?

For those who don’t have clear understanding of what Contacts really is: It is a Google’s app that manages all your contacts. The app was previously accessible on Pixel, Android, Nexus and Google Play Edition phones, but now anyone having Android Lollipop 5 or above can make the most of it.

Contacts is extremely useful for people having multiple Google accounts and looking for a platform that can allow them to access all contacts easily from one channel.

So, if you have been utilizing third-party apps because you don’t have a Pixel, Nexus or Android One, don’t worry. From now on, Contacts will work perfectly on your Android phone as well.

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Apple Gets Green Signal to Test 5G Wireless Technology

The FCC has given green signal to Apple to start testing its 5G technology, and that certainly adds the company in the list of those who are already working towards making 5G available to the masses. T-Mobile is expected to launch its 5G technology in 2020, whereas Sprint is going way head as it has plans to launch the technology in 2019. Moreover, Verizon and AT&T are also looking extremely serious to join their competitors.

Apple has always been optimistic to make an impact by improving the efficiency and quality of internet, therefore the company applied for the license in May. While doing this, Apple revealed some of the details about the plan and what objectives it holds.

Well practically, the approach is pretty sensible because it will provide immense technical data relevant to make necessary alterations within the technology before the launch.

As far as the tests are concerned, they will take place at two different locations in Silicon Valley, one in Milpitas and the other one close to Apple HQ in Cupertino. And according to the company, testing will be completed within the time period of one year.

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Now You Can Share Any File You Want on WhatsApp

Not many weeks ago, it was all over the internet that WhatsApp will allow users to share any type of file they want through its application. Fortunately, the news has now become a reality. And, it is surely going to be an amazing update for people who use WhatsApp extensively for work.

The update is finally available on both Android and iOS. And, if you have not updated your app yet, do it now. For many years, WhatsApp only allowed its users to share media files such as photos and videos, but in the recent past, the developers made sure that people are able to share documents such as PDFs by adding a support.

With this latest update, it seems that users will have the power to share just about any file on their phones. However, there are some limitations in terms of file size. The maximum size of a file that you can send is 100MB, which certainly means that you shouldn’t expect WhatsApp to allow you share movies or any file bigger than this size.

But with this, there is also good news. WhatsApp won’t compromise the quality of your photos which it used to do in the past. You can now send photos and not worry about the quality because it is never going to get downgraded.

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Thanks to Logitech: Now Gamers Certainly Have a Reason to Like Wireless Mice

Logitech has all the reasons to surprise gamers with its new Powerplay technology that builds wireless charging directly into its mouse pad. This allows wireless mice to charge continuously without swapping batteries in the middle of the match.

Logitech, while revealing about the technology, claimed that it took more than four years of constant research and development to make it a reality.

Now, your next biggest concern is a compatible mouse that really works great with the Powerplay, right? Well, things are going just your way because you have two mice to choose from: the G703 Lightspeed ($100) which is quite simple in design and a bit lighter as well. Whereas, the G903 Lightspeed ($150) has a customizable button layout that automatically enhances responsiveness of the button.

You will have to wait a little more to get your hands on the Powerplay because it is not going to arrive before August. However, the G703 and G903 will hit the market in June.

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You Can Now Preorder Your Microsoft’s Surface Pen for $99

Let’s all hear the great news: Preorders for Microsoft’s new Surface Pen are open, which the company announced last month alongside the new Surface Pro. The cost set for the pen is $99. However, for now, it seems that only the platinum version of the pen is available. Moreover, you can’t preorder blue, black or burgundy versions as they are still shown in the “coming soon” section.

Virtually, the pen is lag free as Microsoft reduced lag to 21 milliseconds, and this is where Apple Pencil takes the lead by 1ms. But, the four different color options give Microsoft’s Surface Pen a slight edge and dominance.

Since there is a drastic cut down in lag, therefore the new pen speeds up the inking experience eventually. The new version is double efficient than the previous one, and can also handle tilting, which allows users shade smoothly like they would with a pencil.

So, what’s your take on it? Let us know your feedback!

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All You Need to Know About Samsung’s Galaxy Book Windows 2-in-1

At MWC (Mobile World Conference), we have been able to see a lot of technological advancements within the smartphone industry. And, this is where Samsung also announced the Galaxy Book Windows 10 2-in-1. Well, it clearly looked like a blunt answer to Microsoft’s Surface Pro line. But, we have not been able to hear any news about Galaxy’s Book release date after that.

Although the specifications of the device seemed superb, but the audience was unclear about its availability. However, now people have a reason to know more about Galaxy Book Windows 2-in-1 because its release date is officially confirmed.

You will be able to get your hands on the LTE model from 21st of April, while the WiFi version will hit the retailers on May 21st. The LTE version basically comes in two sizes, 12-inch and 10.6 inch, therefore the price also varies quite prominently. The model with 12-inch will be available for $1, 300, whereas the one with 10.6 inch for $630.

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Smart Bandages Are More Likely to Enhance the Health Tracking Process

Have you heard about smart bandages before?

Well, this is the kind of bandage that has the ability to detect how speedily a hound is healing and sends a progress report to the doctor. Yes, it is true and this incredible technology will be exposed to the market from next year according to the scientists.

Let’s talk about how it works!

The entire bandage is occupied with very tiny sensors which are tailor-made to pick blood clotting and identity infections. And, it all gets done wirelessly.

Swansea University is the origin of these data driven bandages and hoping to make its first trial by the next year.

All in all, it would turn out to be an amazing help for physicians to customize treatments based on the progress of your wound. For instance, if you are healing well, you will be provided with a solution in accordance with your condition.

Prof Marc Clement, chairman of the Institute of Life Science at Swansea said: “This is a multi-technology approach, with nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, printing and coating biochemistry all interconnecting through 5G infrastructure to allow us tomorrow and in the future to deliver health care for a wound patient that delivers better patient outcomes and better quality of life.”

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Scientists are Building Tiny Cancer-Fighting Robots to Combat Disease

Scientists have been working so hard to integrate robotics into intricate medical treatments. Well, due to the reason, doctors now have tiny devices that are excessively used to inject drugs into an individual’s eye. Moreover, such devices are also used on areas which are hard to reach.

The good news is, scientists have recently come up with an effective way to combat cancer using magnetized swarm of microscopic robots.

A team of researchers at Phillips Innovative Technologies in Hamburg, Germany is the mind behind this innovation. They have created a way to place each robot in a swarm and provide them specific tasks through magnetic fields.

“Our method may enable complex manipulations inside the human body,” said study lead author Jurgen Rahmer, a physicist at Philips Innovative Technologies in Hamburg, Germany.

Such a group of scientists believes that treating cancer with this technology can protect healthy tissues and possibly lessen harmful side effects. But, I think it’s too early to say anything until we have some real-life examples.

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McDonald’s Has Re-Engineered Straw for Shamrock Shake

It seems that McDonald’s is keen to make a solid impact with its scrumptious Shamrock Shake. And to boost its marketing campaign, the famous restaurant chain has decided to introduce a re-engineered straw.

Yes, you have heard that right!

The straw is not something out of this world thing in terms of its design and functionality. However, it has been created with a legitimate purpose. The Shamrock Shake is a combination of chocolate milkshake with a sizzling touch of mint flavor in it. Which means, enjoying both of the flavors together is merely impossible until the shack melts down. So, to overcome this problem, a team of robotic and aerospace engineers have reinvented the straw that you can see in the image above.

It comes with four holes that surely allow you to enjoy a delectable combination of chocolate shake with minty seasoning. But unfortunately, a fewer quantity of straws will be available in the market. Therefore, McDonald’s wants you to keep visiting its website to know where and how you can get the straw.