Telegram Brings Custom Language Support, Instant View 2.0 for Android and iOS Users

Telegram Brings Custom Language Support, Instant View 2.0 for Android and iOS Users

Telegram has updated its Android app to version 5.0

Instant messaging app Telegram has released an update that brings in new features like Instant View 2.0, new Settings screen, the ability to zoom videos during playback, and more. Telegram notes that the iOS app update to version 5.1 includes 400 minor changes, while Android also upgrades to version 5.0 with the latest update on Google Play. According to the changelog on the App Store, the Telegram for iOS app update v5.1 brings better Apple Watch support, a new ‘Read All’ feature, and more than 400 minor improvements as well. On Android, the app gets a new design for profiles, settings, notifications, and sounds, among other things.

The new Telegram update on iOS and Android brings support for custom languages. Using the Translations platform, users can create custom language packs and apply it in real-time. This enables users to make Telegram usable in any local dialect or minority language. Furthermore, it also brings Instant View 2.0 which improves webpage previews for Telegram users. Essentially, Instant View lets users open links in-app in a consistent format, and the 2.0 version brings improvements like support for right-to-left languages, blocks of related articles, image links, tables, nested lists, horizontal scrolling, collapsible text blocks, and more.

Telegram v5.1 for iOS gets the ability to pin messages in small groups. The update also brings the ability to select multiple chats and quickly delete them or mark them as read. There’s also the new ability to mark all messages via the new ‘Read All’ button. Users can also now report child abuse using the ‘Report’ feature on media in groups and channels. Telegram notes that there is over 400 minor improvements with the iOS app update version 5.1, including better support for the Apple Watch.

As mentioned, Telegram for Android gets a new design for profiles, notifications, and sounds. For example, profile pages now offer quick access to shared media, which is differentiated content wise for better discovery. The Settings menu has also been redesigned to offer a more streamlined experience. Just like the iOS app, Android users can take advantage of the new detailed settings for the badge counter in Settings > Notification and Sounds. The photo selector tool for profile pictures has also been upgraded so that users can choose a group photo and crop to a specific user in the photo to put as a profile image, and leave out the rest.

On its blog, Telegram notes that Android users also get the ability to zoom videos during playback and browse full-resolution images sent as documents just like normal photos, by swiping left and right. The latest version of Telegram for Android and iOS can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store


A computer will help Somerset mother and son attain educational goals

Somerset resident Matilda Archer, 39, has spent the last 12 years taking care of her son, Dijon Archer, who brings her unimaginable joy.

Many who know her at the Somerville-based Jewish Family Services of Hunterdon, Warren and Somerset Counties say that she is thoughtful and always has a positive outlook on life. Archer and her son are part of the organization’s family mentor program, which provides tutoring once a week for her son, Dijon, who is in seventh grade, has a little trouble focusing, and the program is helping him keep his education on track.

She said her son has a variety of interests typical of a young man his age, including playing sports and hanging out with friends.

Archer said that while his grades have improved since participating in the mentoring program, having a computer would really help him because almost everything they do in school now is online.

This would also help her with her dream of finishing her college degree, as everything is also done mostly online in higher education as well.

Before deciding to go back to school, Archer worked at Player One Amusement Group doing accounting until Aug. 15 of this year.

“We nominated Matilda (for the Courier News Wish Book program) because she was recently laid off by her company, which was very hard for her because she is a single mother working to support her family,” said Young-ln Shin, family mentor coordinator at Jewish Family Services. “She is using this difficult time to better herself and improve the quality life of her whole family.”

“She is looking to go back to community college to finish her associate degree,” Shin said. “This has been a long-term dream of hers to get a degree.”

Archer said that because of her financial situation, she has not been able to complete her accounting degree even though she already has 49 credits. Her current situation has given her a golden opportunity to realize her dream.

“Raritan Valley Community College has a program that helps you go back to school if you’re unemployed,” explained Archer.

“A computer would help my whole family,” Archer added.

Jewish Family Services is a non-profit, non-sectarian, community organization which provides counseling, family mentor programs, senior mentor programs, and programs to help clients prepare for and find better job opportunities.


New leak offers closer look at the Galaxy A8s Infinity-O glass and its selfie camera hole

The future of Samsung’s mobile display tech is nothing short of exhilarating at the moment, but also equal parts confusing. After the official announcement of the eagerly-anticipated Infinity Flex Display, along with a roadmap for at least four other display designs (Infinity-U, Infinity-V, Infinity-O and New Infinity) the industry and especially the rumor vines permeating it are struggling to put their finger on the exact look of future models. Samsung’s constant patent filing for even more solutions for the notch dilemma and slight design variations are only making things worse.

The latest leak in this regard thankfully comes from a reputable source, who claims that the Galaxy A8s will have an Infinity-O design panel with the camera and sensor hole in the top left corner. A la original Samsung design, showcased on stage and unlike another recent leak, picturing an Infinity-U notch for the same upcoming device. Of course, somebody in the information chain may have easily mislabeled the part, pictured in the photo. Given its curvature, it could easily belong to one of what will likely be three upcoming Galaxy S10 flagships. Obviously not the alleged flat-screen one. Although, looking at the shot once again, we have to wonder how that display curvature would relate to corner curvature, as described in this paten filing and its “Model A”, “Model B” and so forth designations. You see what we mean? Total chaos!

Anyway, looking past the inner-working of Samsung, which are clearly not out on display in any coherent way, this photo does serve a great overall purpose, since unlike previous leaks, it only shows the glass panel, or perhaps a screen protector, without the rest of the display assembly. This makes it a lot easier to actually get a feel for the new “hole in the display” design that is coming to Samsung devices in the near future, one way or another. Speaking of which, the source also throws a February 2019 date out there – a typical time frame for a Galaxy S flagship announcement. This could rule out the A8s bit of the leak. Then again, it might not, since the S10 has been rumored to come tardy on several occasions. Bottom line here – this is what Infinity-O will probably look like when and where it first pops up.

As for other news on the Galaxy A8s, for now, the rumors suggest the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset although, there’s a possibility that we see a more powerful SD670 or even SD675 paired with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. The back panel will boast a triple-camera setup – perhaps something similar to the Galaxy A7 (2018).


World War Z game: Release Date News for PS4, Xbox, PC game based on zombie book and film

World War Z game: Release Date News for PS4, Xbox, PC game based on zombie book and film

World War Z game: Release Date News for PS4, Xbox, PC game based on zombie book and film
In the latest gameplay trailer, Saber showed how World War Z will harness the power of Saber’s Swarm Engine.This trailer shows off exactly how different the undead from World War Z will be from other zombie characters.

The mesmerising footage shows how hundreds of fast-infecting zombies will flood the screen at a time in an attempt to overwhelm you.

The trailer also showed off dynamic swarm simulation, adaptive spawn control, diverse zombie mechanics and the advanced gore system.

Saber Interactive, the developer of World War Z, announced it would be making a game based on Paramount’s blockbuster film franchise.

You may recognise Saber Interactive as the team behind Quake Champions and TimeShift.

The game will feature a four-player cooperative mode where the players will be swarmed by zombies.

Players will be completing missions and stories across the world, in locations including New York, Moscow and Jerusalem.

You will need to fight to stay alive and escape zombie hordes using traps, barriers and the environment as weapons.

World War Z will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Saber Interactive CEO Matt Karch explained: “World War Z is a name synonymous with heart-pounding fear and action, and we’re excited to finally capture that energy in a fast-paced and gruesome experience crafted specifically for modern consoles and PC.”

The game is based on the 2013 zombie apocalypse game.

Big Bertini, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Licensing for Paramount Pictures said: “Saber has tons of experience working on high-quality games and they’ve done a great job capturing the massive, frantic hordes of ‘zekes’ that sets our franchise apart.

“They have created a fiercely original experience in the rich universe of World War Z that fans are sure to love.”

The release of World War Z is expected to arrive at some stage in 2019.

The exact date is not yet known. But given that we’re so close to the end of the year with little information we would assume it will be coming ‘late’ 2019.

Saber Interactive has said it will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.


Red Dead Redemption 2: release date, gameplay, story, PC version, guide, Ultimate Edition, survival and more

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It feels like we’ve been waiting forever, but the cowboy hat-wearing silhouette of Red Dead Redemption 2 has finally appeared on the horizon.

As it slowly gallops towards us, we’re going to attempt to make the final hours of that wait a little less painful. With that in mind, here’s everything we know about Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 release date

The Red Dead Redemption 2 release date is October 26, 2018, for PS4 and Xbox One. Originally, the game was due out this Spring, but it was pushed back because Rockstar needed more time to get it up to standard.

Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay

This is the first look at six minutes of pure Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay. In it we see Arthur Marston getting into fistfights, hunting, playing poker minigames and grooming his horse. We also get a good look at the gunplay and firepower at Arthur’s disposal as well as a glimpse of the Dead Eye targeting system which returns for Red Dead 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC

Is Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC? We’re not entirely sure, but one of the game’s developers did list a PC version of the open-world game on their LinkedIn profile recently. It was removed once sites reported on it.

Rockstar had previous success by releasing GTA V towards the end of a console generation. Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming out just as rumours on the PS5 and next Xbox are heating up. We won’t be surprised if a PC version comes out a year or so later, alongside a next-gen version of Red Dead Redemption 2, in the hopes that people double dip.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition and Collector’s Box Edition

If you’ve got a spare £179, the Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector’s Box Edition comes with a metal lockbox stuffed with merch, but the game comes separately. It’s only available at GAME, and the UK retailer has an offer on now where you can get the box and the game bundled together. Here’s what you get:

  • Metal tithing box with lock and key
  • Collectable challenge coin
  • Double-sided, 100-piece jigsaw puzzle
  • Six shooter bandana
  • Treasure map for in-game goodies
  • Pin set
  • Playing Cards.
  • Wheeler, Rawson and Co. catalogue
  • 12 cigarette cards

If you buy the Ultimate Edition, you get access to all these in-game goodies:

  • Talisman and medallion gameplay bonuses
  • Gameplay boosts, cash bonuses and discounts
  • The Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger outfit
  • Free access to additional weapons: the Volcanic Pistol, a Pump Action Shotgun and the Lancaster Varmint Rifle.
  • Two bonus outfits for online:
  • Black chestnut thoroughbred horse for online
  • Free access to the Survivor Camp theme for online
  • The same free weapons as in single player
  • Rank bonuses

Red Dead Redemption 2 Bank Robbery and Gang Hideout

Included in the Special Editions of the game, Bank Robbery and Gang Hideouts are exclusive content and will not be available for people who buy Red Dead Redemption 2 vanilla. These story missions were created specifically for people who shell out more cash for the Special Editions of the game, according to Rockstar.

Red Dead Redemption 2 story and setting

Red Dead Redemption 2 takes place in America, 1899, at the end of the Wild West – outlaws are hunted across the country as the old makes way to the new. As Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang, you must try survive this transitionary period while attempting to make your fortune.

Morgan and the rest of the gang are forced to flee across America following a botched robbery. The group is falling apart, and it’s up to you where your loyalties lie.

It’s a prequel to the first game and will feature familiar faces, including the first game’s protagonist, John Marston, who himself is a member of the Van der Linde gang. Considering Arthur Morgan isn’t mentioned in the first game, we’re not expecting a happy ending to his story.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will feature some of the locations from the first game, including Blackwater and Armadillo, but the map is much larger and more varied.

Red Dead Redemption 2 survival mechanics

You are escaping from the law. It makes sense, then, that you have to live off the land. Red Dead Redemption 2 features survival elements and you have to keep yourself and your camp fed.

You can do this by hunting and turning the sustenance back in at your camp. Be careful, though – that food won’t last forever. Red Dead Redemption 2 features a degradation system where dead things slowly rot and attract carrion. There weren’t any freezers in the Old West.

Red Dead Redemption 2 battle royale

According to rumours, Rockstar is adding its own take on the battle royale phenomenon to Red Dead Redemption 2’s online portion. The alleged leak places Battle Royale mode next to modes called Revive, Survive, and Money Grab.

It works with the survival mechanics mentioned above. Perhaps a steam train drops everyone off. After all, I don’t think they had parachutes back then either.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Honor System

Rockstar confirmed that the Honor System from the first RDR will return, and will affect how Morgan is treated by the NPCs and merchants in towns and settlements. The scale ranges from honorable to outlaw, and it’ll be interesting to see how this morality manifests itself in the final game. As reformed outlaw John Marston, it made sense that you could either try to maintain your integrity or relapse into lawless rebellion. As Arthur Morgan though, it seems like you’re still waist-deep in the degenerate lifestyle of a renegade. How “good” can a righteous playthrough be if you’re still robbing banks and killing people?

We also know that, based on your reputation from the Honor System, shopkeepers with alter their pricing and people will treat you differently. It’s possible that certain quests will only be available to upstanding members of the community, while others will require a less discerning gentleman, so to speak.

You’ll also be able to approach different situations in different ways, which will contribute to your reputation. The example used in previews has been where Morgan is looting a fishing settlement. When a fisherman appears and asks if Arthur would kindly put back the things he’s knicked, you can either whip out your six-shooter and gun him down, take the shoelace express and hightail it out of there, or menace the man into keeping schtum.

The time of day, location and any partners you choose to bring with you can also affect the outcome of quests.

Red Dead Redemption 2 guide

If you’re afraid of missing anything in Red Dead Redemption 2’s huge world, there’s an official guide available. Acting as a companion on your journey, the guide will talk you through all the quests, sidequests, and collectables.

The Rockstar-endorsed guide comes in two variations; Standard Edition and Collector’s Edition, with the former having nicer paper and an “exclusive character art gallery”. Check out our dedicated post for pre-order details and price.

Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA Online crossover

GTA Online will feature crossover events with Red Dead Redemption 2, allowing you to unlock weapons for taking part in missions. The most recent allows you to unlock a stone hatchet in Red Dead Redemption 2 for completing certain activities in GTA Online.


Reigns Game of Thrones – HBO licensed Mobile and PC game releasing this October

Reigns Game of Thrones - HBO licensed Mobile and PC game releasing this October

Reigns Game of Thrones – HBO licensed Mobile and PC game releasing this October
Game of Thrones fans might still have a long wait until the next book or TV Season, but there’s some good news to fill the gap while you wait.

Nerial, Devolver Digital HBO has today unveiled Reigns: Game of Thrones, a new entry in the smash-hit swipe ‘em up series based on the award-winning HBO TV series.

The new Reigns: Game of Thrones release will launch on the App Store, Google Play, and Steam from just £2.99 in October and is available for pre-order now where available.

The original Reigns game released back in August 2016 and became even more wildly popular will the release of the sequel Reigns: Her Majesty last December.

And for a game which largely focuses on the player acting as the all-powerful monarch who accepts or rejects suggestions based on your swipe of a finger on the screen, it couldn’t be more perfect for a Game of Thrones-themed reskin.

Keep reading for everything we know about the game so far ahead of release.

Reigns Game of Thrones – Overview

Publisher: Devolver Digital
Developer: Nerial
Format: PC, Mobile (iOS and Android)
Release date: October 2018
Price  $3.99 | £2.99 | €3.99

Reigns Game of Thrones – What is it?

Here’s what we’ve learned from today’s announcement press release:

Reigns: Game of Thrones extends beyond the HBO® series and explores possible futures for key characters as seen through the fiery visions of Red Priestess, Melisandre.  Players can choose to rule as Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Sansa Stark, and more while changing between each king and queen to face challenges and mysteries unique to their story.

Melisandre’s flames have proven hard to decipher and less than reliable, so players may encounter stories they do not expect. Peer into the flames and you may see Cersei rebuild the Great Sept of Baelor or discover what could happen to the Seven Kingdoms if Sansa Stark married Jaime Lannister.

Players will choose characters to claim the Iron Throne while carefully navigating the complex relationships and hostile factions of the Seven Kingdoms. Employ ruthless tactics to outwit political rivals, wield impervious charm on your fickle bannerman, and maintain the balance and favor of the people to extend your reign to maybe, one day, survive the horrors of a winter in Westeros. Decide the fate of Seven Kingdoms and those that reside in your land to the soaring score of the HBO series.


Flipkart Grand Gadget Days Sale Offers Deals on Mobiles, Tablets, Laptops, Smartwatches, and More

Flipkart Grand Gadget Days Sale Offers Deals on Mobiles, Tablets, Laptops, Smartwatches, and More

Flipkart has returned with its Grand Gadget Days sale, and is offering a plethora of deals on mobiles, laptops, tablets, gaming hardware, and audio accessories. Additionally, there are offers on personal grooming gadgets as well. However, the e-commerce website has not revealed the duration of the sale.

Under the Grand Gadgets Sale, Flipkart is offering a Rs. 1,000 discount on the Lenovo Phab 2, while the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro now comes for Rs. 22,999 (down from Rs. 30,000). That’s it for mobiles in this sale.

For laptops, the Flipkart Grand Gadgets Sale is offering up to Rs. 4,000 discount on its best-selling laptops. The website has listed laptops with Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors with prices starting at Rs. 36,990 and Rs. 49,990 respectively. Laptops with Celeron processors are also a part of the sale, and prices begin from Rs. 13,990. Additionally, there are “Home Use” laptops listed in the Flipkart sale, starting at Rs. 11,990 and budget laptops from Dell at Rs. 17,990 and Lenovo from Rs. 18,990. Also part of the offer are “all in one” desktops from brands like Lenovo, HP, and Apple.

Gaming laptops are also a part of the sale, as Flipkart is offering up to Rs. 12,000 of on exchange on laptops like Acer Predator Helios, MSI GL Series, Acer Nitro 5 Spin, and more.

When it comes to tablets, the devices from brands like Apple, Samsung, Lenovo, Micromax, iBall, and more have massive discounts and offers. The price of the new Apple iPad models start at Rs. 24,900. There is a no-cost EMI option available on the iPad models as well. Meanwhile, Flipkart is offering up to 25 percent discount on the new Lenovo Tab 4 series. Additionally, there is a Rs. 10,500 discount of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.

In terms of cameras, price of the Canon DSLRs start from Rs. 22,990. The Nikon D750 is available at Rs. 1,14,000 and the Nikon D3400 camera dual lens kit is priced at Rs. 35,990. Also available is the GoPro Hero 6 Sports and Action Camera priced at Rs. 31,000.

Audio accessories like headphones and speakers have also been listed. Similarly there are deals on smartwatches and fitness bands as well, including bands like Apple, Noise, Xiaomi, and more. Other deals include computer peripherals, gaming hardware, and other accessories.


Journalists Can Now Carry Gadgets To Jammu and Kashmir Official Events

Journalists Can Now Carry Gadgets To Jammu and Kashmir Official Events

Media persons will now be allowed to carry mobile phones and other gadgets needed to cover official events in Jammu and Kashmir after the state government lifted a ban imposed earlier.

According to a circular issued today by the state government’s Department of Information, several media representatives had sought solutions of the problems arising from the ban.

“It is accordingly found expedient that all the registered media houses and persons shall be allowed to carry their phones and electronic gadgets to the venues where meetings and government functions are likely to be convened,” the circular said.

Media persons will now be allowed to carry mobile phones and other gadgets needed to cover official events in Jammu and Kashmir after the state government lifted a ban imposed earlier.

According to a circular issued today by the state government’s Department of Information, several media representatives had sought solutions of the problems arising from the ban.

“It is accordingly found expedient that all the registered media houses and persons shall be allowed to carry their phones and electronic gadgets to the venues where meetings and government functions are likely to be convened,” the circular said.


Magic Leap’s Augmented Reality Gear Meets Actual Reality, and Stumbles

Magic Leap's Augmented Reality Gear Meets Actual Reality, and Stumbles

Tech’s “next big thing” is looking more like a “maybe in a few more years thing.”

Magic Leap, a Florida start-up, has raised $2.3 billion (yes, billion) (roughly Rs. 16,300 crores) from investors on the promise it can mix computer-generated images into regular human sight. Think Pokémon Go built into glasses. Cloaked in secrecy for seven years, it released dazzling demo videos and let a few sample its newfangled View Master under controlled conditions.

Now come the unvarnished reviews. The company’s first product, the $2,295 (roughly Rs. 1.62 lakhs) Magic Leap One, recently began shipping to developers. The Washington Post bought a pair, and I’ve been using it to test the Magic Leap augmented-reality experience.

Here’s my real reality experience: Right now, Magic Leap isn’t even a very good parlour trick. The product lets you walk around a room, tethered only to a disc-shaped computer worn on your hip, and experience a few 3D apps that map into the space around you. But it is not dramatically better than competing (and not terribly compelling) AR gear already out there, such as Microsoft’s HoloLens.

Palmer Luckey, the ex-CEO of virtual reality pioneer Oculus and a rival, has been even more pointed. This week, he wrote, “Magic Leap is a tragic heap.” (The company says he misunderstands its tech.)

Why should you care? You probably won’t be buying a Magic Leap any time soon. But we’re not going to be staring down at phone screens forever, ignoring family members and walking into traffic. Apple and other tech companies are eying AR as a phone replacement, too. AR glasses have wider potential than virtual reality gear, which effectively blindfolds you. The Magic Leap goggles, called Lightware, are translucent. When you wear them, it looks like a virtual world is painted on top of the real one – a creature is running around your desk, a web browser window is hanging on your wall.

There is, no doubt, a lot to be worked out for a new kind of computing device. But I’m surprised Magic Leap isn’t further along on the basics – or even just some experiences to make you go “whoa.” The Magic Leap One can’t be dismissed as just a prototype. Not only is it for sale, the company has announced a partnership to, at some point, bring a product to AT&T stores for demonstrations. Magic Leap says this first version is for “creators” and programmers.

Most curious: The company blamed some of my challenges on an improper fit of its headgear. My fit had been set up by an agent Magic Leap sends to all deliver all purchases. I was left wondering how they’ll ever sell the product to millions if hardware calibration is that delicate.

So what’s it like? Here’s six things that stand out about the real-life Magic Leap experience upon its debut.

1) Only a fraction of your view gets augmented, which ruins the magic.
The ultimate test for any augmented-vision tech: Do you feel like you’re in a different world . . . or at least on some hallucinogenic substance? You can see some trippy things, but there’s no way you’ll forget what’s producing them.

Looking through these lenses, it’s like there is a box that fills about half the frame where all the 3-D images appear. If you move slightly, the virtual object you’re looking gets awkwardly cropped. Magic Leap’s field of view – about 50 degrees – is a bit wider than some rivals. But it still isn’t enough to feel like a leap.

A few other factors also ruin the fantasy. Virtual objects that are supposed to be black can appear transparent. And the colours in general are like neon.

2) It tired my eyes quickly.
After about 20 minutes of wearing the Magic Leap One, my eyes started to feel like I’d been staring at a laptop screen for six hours. The same happened to a colleague who doesn’t normally wear glasses. This doesn’t happen to either of us with VR headsets.

Magic Leap says our eyestrain is uncommon. You can’t wear glasses inside the device, though Magic Leap says this fall it will begin to sell corrective lenses you can add onto the device.

3) There’s not much to do with it, so far.
Usually when I test a new kind of technology, I demo it to people of different ages and of different technical expertise. (I’m available for show and tell at dinners and kids’ parties.) But that was especially hard to do with Magic Leap because it comes with so few apps.

The best experience is an app called Create. It lets you paint in 3D and create dioramas with pre-made animated creatures.

Others, like an NBA experience, weren’t as compelling. A game called Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders is advertised on the device though not yet shipping.

My greater worry is that Magic Leap doesn’t seem to have figured out how to offer AR experiences that are fundamentally better than what we’ve seen before. Magic Leap says its goal with this product is to get it into the hands of creators who will come up with those ideas.

4) It is comfy on your head – but you can’t pass it along.
The Magic Leap One is more comfortable to wear than many other face computers. That’s because the company smartly chose to put the heaviest bits, including the processor and roughly 3-hour battery, into that circular computer that clips into a pocket or you wear with straps like a purse. The headpiece itself weighs three quarters of a pound, and sits above your ears, higher on the back of your head than you might think.

Unfortunately, the individually calibrated nature of the product makes it hard to just hand your glasses over to a buddy to try.

5) “Spatial computing” is cool, but the remote control doesn’t make sense
The best thing about Magic Leap is that it knows where you are in relation to everything else in the room. A bunch of sensors on the headgear map the space around you, so you’re free to just move around the room and interact with virtual things. Can’t quite read some text on a virtual sign? Physically move closer to inspect it, just like you would in the real world.

But interacting with the world isn’t smooth because of the included remote, which is like a cross between an Apple TV clicker and an XBox controller. The buttons aren’t intuitive in 3D space, and there’s not much unity between how you use it in different apps: Is it a trackpad? A magic wand? A lightsaber?

I was confused by the user interface in several apps. For example, in a web browser app, you can leave windows to hang out at different parts of the room. But how do you collect, move and close all the windows you leave littered around the room? (Just when you thought opening too many web browser tabs was a problem . . .)

The Magic Leap One can also track your hand movements and the position of your eyes, which could unlock interesting potential. Few apps yet take advantage of it.

6) Yep, you look like an idiot wearing this.
Google Glass was sunk, in part, by how it made its owners look. The Magic Leap One looks like a prop from “Mad Max: Fury Road” – very cool if you’re looking for a futuristic costume, but not something you’d wear walking down the street. (Magic Leap doesn’t recommend wearing it outdoors, anyway.)

The design also introduces social problems. Though you can see the people around you, they have no idea what you’re looking at – if you’re paying attention, or even if you’re recording them. This information imbalance also contributed to Google Glass’ woes.


India Post Payments Bank: Transaction Limit And Charges You Pay For Instant Money Transfer

India Post Payments Bank: Transaction Limit And Charges You Pay For Instant Money Transfer

Other than providing a free intra-bank fund transfer service to its customers, India Post Payments Bank also provides instant money transfer services. IPPB or India Post Payments Bank charges a fee ranging from Rs. 2.5 to Rs. 50 per transaction from its customers for instant money transfer through NEFT, RTGS and IMPS payments platforms, according to the government-owned payments bank’s website – NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer), RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement) and IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) are payments platforms that enable instant money transfer – also known as wire transfer – from one bank account to another through computer systems.

India Post Payments Bank instant money transfer – transaction limits and transaction charges

For NEFT transfers initiated from access points, India Post Payments Bank charges a fee of Rs. 2.5-25 per transaction from its customers, according to its website. The bank charges a fee ranging from Rs. 2.5 to Rs. 20 for an NEFT transaction made through mobile banking, it noted.

Mode of money transfer Transaction size (rupees) Charges at access point and doorstep (rupees) Charges for mobile banking (rupees)
Intra Bank(IPPB account to IPPB account) Free Free Free
IMPS Up to 2,000 10 5
2,001-5,000 20 5
Above 5,000 50 10
NEFT Up to 10,000 2.5 2.5
10,001 to 1 lakh 5 5
1 lakh to 2 lakh 15 10
Above 2 lakh 25 20
RTGS 2 lakh to 5 lakh 25 25
Above 5 lakh 50 50

For instant fund transfer through RTGS, the payments bank – which started countrywide operations in September this year – charges a fee of Rs. 25-50 per transaction, according to its website.


India Post Payments Bank customers are charged a fee of Rs. 5-50 per transaction for instant money transfer through IMPS, according to the lender’s portal.