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World’s First Wireless Charging Laptop Launched By Dell

World’s First Wireless Charging Laptop Launched By Dell

Cyber News, In Buzz
The first laptop in the world to feature the wireless charging feature is the Dell Latitude 7285 which is now available with a price tag of $1,199.99 for the starting model and $2,139 for the highest priced. The 2-in-1 hybrid device was first announced at the CES 2017 event in January earlier this year. The company had partnered with the American company WiTricity whose wireless charging tech has been included in the device. Although, the laptop can be charged without wires but requires an external detachable keyboard unit and a wireless charging mat achieve the functionality. These accessories are sold separately and put an extra burden of $549.99 in your pocket. The specification for $1,199 Latitude 7285 include an Intel Core i5-7Y54 processor, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM, 12.3-inch
How safe is it to Leave Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time?

How safe is it to Leave Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time?

Explainer, Life Hacks
One often discussed question is whether it’s better to keep your laptop plugged in, or if you should use it on battery power. Turns out, the answer isn’t entirely straightforward. Let’s take a look. Know Your Laptop Battery There are two main types of battery used in laptops: lithium-ion and lithium-polymer. Although they are different technologies, they function in broadly the same way, with power being created by the movement of electrons. This flow also helps to keep the battery healthy.  For both types of batteries, the following statements are true (for modern laptops): A battery cannot be overcharged. There’s no danger of a battery being overcharged if you leave it plugged in all the time. As soon as it hits 100%, it will cease charging and won’t start again until the
What’s Windows 10 S and How is it different from Windows 10 ?

What’s Windows 10 S and How is it different from Windows 10 ?

Life Hacks, Softwares
Windows 10 S, the S may stand for Speed or Striped, is Microsoft’s new operating system announced on May 2. Many of us are viewing it as a competitor to Google Chrome OS. Well, it could be, but with Microsoft stripping down features and improving speed. Microsoft has placed it’s latest operating system closer to Windows 10 Pro as both of them are based on the same core. This also means Windows 10 S is a lot less different than Windows 10 Pro in comparison to the Home version. Redmond says that Windows 10 S is a specific configuration of Windows 10 Pro. But still, Windows 10 S is dissimilar in many ways. How Is Windows 10 S different from Windows 10? Battery Life Windows 10 S uses less power which is one of its USPs. And it has to be so in order to be student’s companion who would
How To Remotely Access Your Computer Using Chrome Remote Desktop

How To Remotely Access Your Computer Using Chrome Remote Desktop

Networking, Useful Applications
In this tutorial, I'll walk you through how Chrome Remote desktop works, and how you can use it to remotely access your PC or Mac no matter where you are. A Word on Security Making your computer accessible remotely might sounds like a security risk, but it's actually quite safe. Chrome Remote Desktop is protected by a PIN when used among your own computers and is dependent on an Access Code when opening up your computer to another user. Only you know your PIN, and the Access Code expires at the end of the Remote Assistance session. An unused code will expire after a few minutes if it’s not used, providing further protection, so you can feel quite safe using Chrome Remote Desktop to remotely access your computer. Plus, the entire remote session is AES encrypted over a secure SSL connectio
How To Find Your Android Phone if Lost

How To Find Your Android Phone if Lost

Life Hacks, Tips & Tricks
You can use Google’s official Android Device Manager to locate your phone, here are the simple steps: Go to Android Device Manager by Google in your desktop browser, follow the link HERE. Login with the same Gmail account you used to activate your Android Device before and registered in Google Play. Now you will see your device name and last login date. Also, you will be seeing three options i.e. Ring, Lock and Erase. By clicking on Ring, your device starts ringing at high volume which help you find your phone in seconds. This function works even when your phone is in silent mode. 5.You can also Lock your device with a password in case device is lost. You have to input a message and a number to make sure whoever finds your phone, can call you back at that number. &n
How To Download YouTube Videos Using VLC Media Player

How To Download YouTube Videos Using VLC Media Player

Life Hacks, Tips & Tricks
VLC is undoubtedly one of the best and most popular media players around. VLC Media Player is a free and open source and has the added advantage of offering users many hidden features. Whatever the format is, VLC media player can undoubtedly play almost any kind of audio and video formats you want. One of these hidden features is its ability to convert almost any audio or video format. This is the reason why it’s aptly called  as the Swiss knife of Media players. Another of such hidden feature is VLC media player’s ability to stream and download videos from YouTube and many other video streaming websites. This VLC Media Player ability has not been made public or advertised by the developers for the fear of angering big daddy Google and violating copyright ToS. Steps to download your fa
How safe is it To Charge My Laptop With A Charger That Has Different Specifications?

How safe is it To Charge My Laptop With A Charger That Has Different Specifications?

Explainer, Life Hacks
What if I use a different charger to charge my laptop? You might be knowing that each power adapter is designed to work with a certain AC input. It converts the input into a particular DC output that charges and runs our electronic devices. Many sensible device manufacturers write lots of information on the chargers, making the harder part of fetching the values of voltage and current easier. However, in situations when there is little or no information on the label, one should select a different charger with utmost care. The first thing that anybody would consider is that the charger you’re grabbing has a connector that perfectly fits. In most Android smartphones, it’s no brainer. In laptops, many shapes of connectors are proprietary (Apple says hello!). So, other chargers might n
Networking Configurations in a Virtual Machine – Tips

Networking Configurations in a Virtual Machine – Tips

Concepts, Networking
For Laptop users When you are trying your hand on a new OS, it is always a good idea to test that OS in a virtual machine (vmware player, oracle vm virtualbox etc) rather than installing it on a hard drive. By doing so, you can not only save your time and effort but if somehow your OS crashes, due to some or the other reason, then you can re-install it easily. Virtual machine gives you a virtual environment, where you can install multiple OSes and test them easily. It also allows you to connect multiple virtual OSes in a network (every OS shown here represent different machine, that can communicate with each other via virtual ip address). If you have installed Kali Linux on virtual machine, then change the network setting to NAT mode and your virtual OS will now act as wired virtual machi...
How To Use Blue Light Filter In Windows 10 And Save Your Eyes From Strain

How To Use Blue Light Filter In Windows 10 And Save Your Eyes From Strain

Life Hacks, Tips & Tricks
Ever felt the problem of watery eyes when you wake up from sleep to work on your laptop screen? We’ve already told you about a widely popular app named f.lux, which works on Windows, Linux, and mac OS. Recently, Google and Apple also launched Night Mode feature in Android and iOS, respectively.  Now, Microsoft has decided to add an inbuilt feature in Windows 10. But, before going ahead and discussing it further, let me tell you the need for options/programs to decrease the blue light. Can’t I just decrease the brightness and reduce the strain? Even after decreasing the brightness, blue light emissions from screen are still high enough to swell your eyes with water. There’s a receptor cell named Melanopsin beside rods and cones in our retina. Melanopsin is blue light sensitive. Well, I th