By: Kritika Bobal
Voice assistant speakers such as Alexa and Google Assistant are now dominating the smart home market. The reason being is the voice control, wherein the most seamless way you can make all of your smart home gadgets play well and function together. With just a single command, the coffeemaker will start in the kitchen, the lights will turn on, the window blinds will rise, the TV will turn on, and the dog will have food in his dish, all before you even get out of bed.
Alexa is your go-to for listening to your favourite songs and playlists. Recently, Amazon has updated Alexa to allow users to transfer their favourite music tracks, radio shows, or podcast episodes between multiple Echo devices. You may also ask Alexa to pause a song on one Echo device and restart it on another with the new version.
Echo speakers, Echo Buds truly wireless stereo (TWS) headphones, and Echo Auto hands-free in-car system all have the ability to transport music, radio, and podcasts. Alexa has recently been upgraded to allow Fire TV customers to watch TikTok videos.
How to move music across multiple devices via Alexa?
To transfer audio across Echo devices, say “Alexa, pause” on the first device and then “Alexa, resume music here” on the second device. You can also say “Alexa, resume radio here” to move your radio track”, or “Alexa, resume podcast here” for moving your podcast playback”.
You can also say “Alexa, move my music to the kitchen.” “Alexa, transfer my music to the kitchen,” for example. This will let you transfer your favourite music from your bedroom or living area to other areas, like the kitchen.
If you’re switching from an Echo speaker to Echo Buds, you may ask Alexa to relocate your music here by connecting them to your phone and saying, “Alexa, move my music here.” You may also say “Alexa, pause” to pause your music on your Echo device at home, and then “Alexa, resume music” to restart your music when using Echo Auto in your car.
Amazon has not yet said when third-party Alexa devices would be able to use the moving audio capability.
Google Assistant now allows you to transfer music between multiple Google Nest (formerly Google Home) devices in 2019. The option to shift audio from one compatible speaker to another is also accessible in Apple’s Siri.
Realme C51 smartphone with 50MP camera launched, Checkout features here
The Realme C51 lacks 5G, though it comes with loads of useful features to attract a wide range of customers.
Realme C51 is priced under Rs 10,000. The smartphone features 6.7 inch IPS LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and 33W fast charging. The company is also boasting the phone’s sleek design (7.99mm), which is fairly uncommon among competitors in this range. Realme is already selling Realme C55 and Realme C53 in India under the sub Rs 15000 category.
The Realme C51 lacks 5G, though it comes with loads of useful features to attract a wide range of customers. It sports a 90Hz 6.74 inch display with a screen to body ratio 90.3 percent and upto 560 nits brightness. Additionally it comes with the mini capsule feature which was first introduced in the Realme C55. It functions similarly to Apple’s Dynamic Island notch that changes size based on notifications.
The Realme C51 draws power from an octa-core Unisoc T612 Soc and a 5000 mAh battery. It includes a 50 megapixel primary AI camera. The camera app offers features such as portrait mode, beauty mode, Bokeh effect control, Filters, Face recognition and HDR. The Realme C51 also has a 5MP selfie camera with F/1.8 aperture and 5P lens.
Realme C53 also debuted in India recently. It features a 108 megapixel camera and it costs Rs 11000. The base model comes with 4GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage and is priced at Rs 9,999. There is also a variant with 6GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage which is priced at Rs10,999. It draws power from Unisoc T612 Soc and a 5000mAh battery. On the software side, the Realme C53 runs on Realme UI T edition based on Android 13. Real me will soon refresh its Narzo series as well. It will launch Realme Narzo 60X 5G on September 6. The company may also launch some more products.
Aditya L1 mission: Countdown for ISRO’s Solar mission starts today; check launch time and key objectives
ISRO Chief S Somanath said the space agency was preparing for the launch and the countdown for Aditya L1 will begin today.
After the groundbreaking success of India’s moon mission, Chandrayaan-3, ISRO is gearing up for another mission but this time to the Sun. The India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch its first space-based solar mission Aditya L1 on Friday. The launch is scheduled to take place on September 2 at 11:50 a.m. from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.
ISRO Chief S Somanath said the space agency was preparing for the launch and the countdown for Aditya L1 will begin today. He said that they were just getting ready for the launch. The rocket and satellite are ready and they have completed the rehearsal for the launch.
Adiya-L1 spacecraft will provide remote observations of the solar corona and in situ observations of the solar wind at L1, the Sun-Earth Lagrangian point. The L1 point is located about 1.5 million kilometers from the Earth.
Exceptionally, this will be India’s first space mission dedicated to observations of the Sun to be launched by the Bengaluru-headquartered space agency.
The ISRO team is ready for the launch, Somnath told the reporters. He said that the rocket, as well as the satellite, are ready with the launch also completed. The Indian space agency has commenced the mission’s countdown on Friday.
Aditya L1 will be placed in a halo orbit around the Lagrange point (L1) of the Sun-Earth system. A satellite that is placed in the halo orbit around the L1 point has the advantage of viewing the Sun continuously without any occultation/eclipses. This provides a greater advantage of observing solar activities and their effect on space weather in real time.
The location shall be a balancing point of the gravitational forces of the Sun and the Earth. The position where the two gravitational forces cancel out each other allows objects to stay at a fixed position, helping in the reduction of the use of fuel by the spacecraft.
The first Indian space mission to study the sun will carry payloads expected to provide crucial information to understand the problem of coronal heating, coronal mass ejection, pre-flare and flare activities, and their characteristics, dynamics of space weather, propagation of particle and fields, etc.
IQOOZ7 Pro smartphone launched: Checkout features here
The iQOO Z7 Pro’s base variant, offering 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, is priced at Rs 23,999.
The iQOO Z7 Pro 5G has made its debut in the Indian market, sporting an initial price tag of Rs 23,999. This new 5G smartphone is set to compete with well-known counterparts like the OnePlus Nord CE 3, among others
iQOO Z7 Pro: Price in India
The iQOO Z7 Pro’s base variant, offering 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, is priced at Rs 23,999. However, as part of the launch promotion, it will effectively retail for Rs 21,999. Similarly, the 256GB model bears a price tag of Rs 24,999, with an effective launch price of Rs 22,999. It’s important to note that these promotional prices will be available for a limited duration. The 5G phone can be purchased through Amazon and the iQOO e-store. On September 5, the iQOO Z7 Pro will become available on Flipkart in two color options: Blue Lagoon and Graphite Matte.
iQOO Z7 Pro: Specifications and Features
The iQOO Z7 Pro boasts an expansive 6.74-inch display with full HD resolution. Beneath the surface, it is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chipset, a robust mid-range System-on-Chip. This processor is supported by RAM options of up to 12GB and storage of up to 256GB. The device comes pre-installed with the Android 13 operating system.
The phone features a dual rear camera setup, highlighted by a 64-megapixel primary camera equipped with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) capabilities, accompanied by an LED flash shaped like a ring. This primary sensor is complemented by a 2-megapixel auxiliary sensor. On the front, a 16-megapixel sensor resides within a single punch-hole cutout, catering to selfie needs. Regarding connectivity, the device offers compatibility with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3. The iQOO Z7 Pro, the latest addition to their 5G phone lineup, comes equipped with a robust 4,600mAh battery, with the added advantage of 66W fast charging capability.