Sunday, December 20, 2020

AirPods Max Vs. Momentum 3 Wireless: Apple & Sennheiser Headphones Compared

 Apple’s AirPods Max are the premium headphones that have been recently launched by Apple. It includes a wide variety of features that will blow your mind. It has been designed perfectly for users who are already using Apple devices. It makes the headphones both familiar and useful. However, on the other hand, Sennheiser’s Momentum 3 are one of the best headphones from Sennheiser and also possess enough features that you can compete with Apple’s AirPods Max. In this article, we will compare Apple’s AirPods Max and Sennheiser’s Momentum 3 headphones.

Apple’s AirPods Max are the first headphones in the wireless earphone family from Apple. The AirPods Max are more costly as compared to other AirPods products from Apple. They cost as much as an iPhone but are worth the price. When it comes to specifications, AirPods Max packs various notable features such as spatial audio, active noise cancelation, and an adaptive EQ. It also includes a nine-microphone setup. However, if we talk about the specifications of Sennheiser’s Momentum 3 headphones, it also comes with Transparent Hearing and active noise cancelation but does not beat Apple’s AirPods Max in terms of spatial audio and in-built equalizer.

Talking about the hardware of both the headphones, Apple’s AirPods Max comes with a simple design and a digital crown for the headphones’ control. On the other hand, the design of Sennheiser’s Momentum 3 headphones includes a three-button control system. One of the most important areas for every headphone is its battery life. Apple’s AirPods Max comes with massive battery life and can last up to 20 hours even when you turn on Transparency mode and active noise cancelation. On the other hand, Sennheiser’s Momentum 3 headphones are capable of lasting up to 17 hours.

AirPods Max & Momentum 3: Pros & Cons

When we talk about ease of use, Apple’s AirPods Max has the advantage. It has a simple design, spatial audio, and intuitive control that offers you an incredible and effortless audio experience. AirPods Max headphones are capable of managing the power efficiently. Apart from its high price, there are other key differences as well that you can consider. On the other hand, Sennheiser’s Momentum 3 have no spatial audio, but they still allow their users to customize the sound according to their priorities through their respective app. If you want to listen to your favorite music in a more customized manner, you can play the songs with the help of Sennheiser’s Momentum 3’s app. It will provide you an adjustable equalizer and noise cancelation up to three levels. One of the best features of Sennheiser’s Momentum 3 headphones is that you can locate the headphones when misplaced with the help of in-built Tile-powered technology.

When it comes to the price of both the headphones, Apple’s AirPods Max headphones are well ahead of Sennheiser’s Momentum 3 headphones. The approximate price of AirPods Max is USD 550, while you can get Sennheiser’s Momentum 3 headphones at the cost of USD 350, which is USD 200 less than AirPods Max. If we talk about the availability of these headphones, Sennheiser’s Momentum 3 headphones are available readily, but Apple’s AirPods Max could ship much later. Another plus point of Sennheiser’s Momentum 3 headphones is that their app supports Android 8 and above and iOS 13 and up. On the other hand, Apple’s AirPods Max supports Apple devices running on a minimum iOS 14.3 and up.

After discussing all the specifications and other details of both Apple’s AirPods Max and Sennheiser’s Momentum 3 headphones, we have concluded that they have equal pros and cons. It depends on your choice, preference, and budget which headphone you choose.

Source :- https://v1office.com/airpods-max-vs-momentum-3-wireless-apple-sennheiser-headphones-compared/

Daisy Martin  is a qualified IT engineer by education. After working in the IT sector for a decade, she began writing about it two years ago. She loves to write about emerging technology like office.com/setup

Thursday, December 17, 2020

MIT Scientists Develop Nano-Bionic Optical Sensor to Measure Arsenic in Plants

 Heavy metal contamination in the groundwater table is one of the major concerns standing in front of humanity. There are many impacts one can observe due to the presence of heavy metals in the water. The biggest source from where this water gets contaminated is the plants. Many inputs, along with pesticides, contain these metals that are poisonous to the human body. Hence, it is essential to detect and identify these metals so that scientists can devise proper mitigation strategies. MIT scientists have recently developed a nano bionic optical sensor to detect and monitor toxic heavy metal arsenic in real-time.

What are optical sensors?

Sensors are the transducers that convert one form of energy specifically into electrical energy. The final output from the sensors is the electrical or electronic signal. As the name suggests, an optical sensor transforms light rays into an electrical or electronic signal. Hence, an optical sensor measures a physical quantity of a light ray and then brings it into the form with which instruments can read the signals. An optical sensor precisely reads the change in the light during a photoelectric trigger. As a result, it reads the mutation in the light.

Impact of Arsenic on Plants & Soils

There are two arsenic forms – arsenate and arsenite that plants take up quickly due to their affinity. After entering into the plant cells, arsenate converts into arsenite, the more toxic forms among the two. Then, the arsenite starts disrupting the metabolism in the plant cells. As a result, it stimulates plants to respond with various mechanisms, including phytochelatin, hyperaccumulation, and antioxidant defense system. If not detoxified, arsenic may trigger a sequence of reactions. These reactions may lead to the growth of inhibition, disruption of photosynthetic and respiratory systems, and stimulation of secondary metabolism. Thus, arsenic can accumulate to levels that could harm the physicochemical properties of soils and lead to soil fertility and crop yield loss. The problem with arsenic is that it remains in the environment for a prolonged period. 

Impact of Arsenic on Humans

The primary toxicity of arsenic lies with the inorganic arsenic. Any consumption of a large volume of inorganic arsenic may lead to gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting. Some of the other effects on humans are:

  1. Reduction in blood production due to the loss of red blood cells (RBCs).
  2. Change in skin color.
  3. Tingling and loss of sensation in the limb
  4. More prolonged exposure may lead to Blackfoot disease (blood vessels in the lower limbs get damaged, leading to gangrene).
  5. Heart attack, high blood pressure may cause damage to the brain.

Latest Development

Researchers from DiSTAP (Disruptive and Sustainable Technologies for Agricultural Precision) at SMART (Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology) have developed nanoparticles that monitor and detect arsenic’s presence in the plants. This detection of arsenic happens in the leaf tissue. The researchers have presented their model in a paper titled, “Plant Nanobionic Sensors for Arsenic Detection.” A reputed journal, Advanced Materials, published this with the title mentioned above. Researchers tested the sensor to detect arsenic in rice, spinach, and a fern species, Pteris cretica, that hyper accumulates arsenic.

Working Principle of Sensor

The newly developed sensor works on the principle of fluorescence intensity of arsenic. After it detects arsenic, the optical sensor exhibits the fluorescence property to monitor the internal dynamics of arsenic injected into the tissues of the plants from the soil. The sensor enables plants to become self-powered arsenic detectors from the nearby environment. So, it makes a significant upgrade of the equipment-intensive arsenic sampling methods. The use of nanoparticles has enhanced the precision in the detection at the nano-scale. Nanobionic optical sensors can detect very low arsenic concentrations, as low as 0.2 parts per billion, which is 2% of the regulatory limit (10 parts per billion).

Conclusion

The arsenic detection in the early stage will help the researchers and scientists develop preventive plans. It may also enhance the research and development of new kinds of arsenic-resistant crops after understanding the pattern of their presence in the plants. Researchers should develop plans to harness this sensor to monitor the sequential genomic mutation when arsenic enters the tissues. Hence, the new nano bionic optical sensor has opened gates for sustainable agricultural practices.

Source :- https://my4norton.com/mit-scientists-develop-nano-bionic-optical-sensor-to-measure-arsenic-in-plants/

Kellie Minton  arrived on the cyber security scene in the early 2000s when virus and malware were still new and slowly evolving. Her longtime affair with writing with an interest in the cybersecurity industry, combined with her IT degree, has contributed to experience several aspects of security suite industry such as blogging at norton.com/setup  .

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

How to Transfer Screenshots from Nintendo Switch to your Phone?

 With the release of the latest update of Nintendo Switch, players can easily transfer screenshots directly from their Nintendo Switch gaming console to their handheld devices.

Gone are the days when users had to browse social media platforms to share images or insert or eject SD cards in computer or smartphone to view images or screenshots. Latest update of 11.0.0 of Nintendo Switch made the data or screenshots transferring procedure a little simpler than before.

Here, we are going to provide you some quick tips to let you know how to send your Nintendo screenshots to your smartphone:

Updating Nintendo Switch

Here are the steps to know how to update your Nintendo Switch gaming console:

  • First and foremost, reach the System Settings page directly from the main menu of your gaming console.
  • Then, scroll down and reach the System section.
  • Hit the tab System Update there.
  • Wait until your gaming console goes through the system update.
  • Once you are all done, hit the Home tab to return to the primary menu.
  • Now, your Nintendo Switch is entirely up to date. You can easily send screenshots to your phone.

Sending Switch Screenshots to your Smartphone

Follow these steps if you want to transfer your Nintendo screenshots directly to your smartphone:

  • Go to the main menu and then hit the Album tab.
  • Choose the image you like to send.
  • Tap the button “A” to expand the next menu options.
  • Choose the option “Send to Smartphone.”
  • Choose any other picture or screenshot you would like to send. The selected image will be marked with a green checkmark.
  • Hit the Send option there.
  • Launch the camera app of your handheld device.
  • Now, scan the QR code appearing on your Switch screen.
  • If the new window doesn’t launch automatically, then you need to hit the respective link appearing on your camera app. This process will connect your handheld device with the Nintendo gaming console.
  • Once the connection has been found successful by the device, use your camera app to scan your QR code located at the right-hand side section of your Nintendo Switch screen.
  • In case the respective image doesn’t launch automatically, then hit the link that is appearing on your smartphone’s screen.
  • After some time, your screenshots or images will prompt out on a new screen. The next steps may vary depending on your iPhone device you are using or the model you have.
  • Long hold the desired image if you want to save it on your phone.
  • Now, choose the option Add to Photos option. Hit the Download tab if available.

Note: Repeat the same procedure if you want to save all the images you sent to your smartphone.

Transferring screenshots and images from a Nintendo Switch to iPhone might seem tricky or complicated for some users. Still, now you can quickly move all your screenshots directly from your Nintendo Switch without removing your SD card. The company has updated this new feature with the release of the Nintendo Switch update of 11.0.0. To get started, open your Nintendo Switch, connect both the devices, and select the images you want to transfer.

Source :- https://my4norton.com/how-to-transfer-screenshots-from-nintendo-switch-to-your-phone/

Kellie Minton  arrived on the cyber security scene in the early 2000s when virus and malware were still new and slowly evolving. Her longtime affair with writing with an interest in the cybersecurity industry, combined with her IT degree, has contributed to experience several aspects of security suite industry such as blogging at norton.com/setup  .

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Oscar Isaac Promises “Solid Snake” Theatrical Adaptation

 Oscar Isaac, famous for his portrayal of the character named “Poe Dameron” in the Star Wars franchise, will be leading the cast of the film titled “Metal Gear Solid.”

Video game films are not always successful despite being a decent film (Warcraft). However, sometimes they deserve the critical bashing they get (Prince of Persia).

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 18: Oscar Isaac attends “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on December 18, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

While there is no denying that video game lovers were not entirely impressed with whatever they saw in the on-screen adaption of Jake Gyllenhaal starrer Prince of Persia or Angelina Jolie starrer “Resident Evil,” there are some films that get accurately translated on the big screen and then run the gaming franchise.

The most famous of these films are Ryan Reynolds starrer Detective Pikachu, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Alicia Vikander starrer Tomb Raider (the sequel of the film has been postponed to the utter dismay of fans).

One thing you need in a profound adaptation of the video game based story is a stellar cast who ably enacts the characters. It seems that PlayStation Studios have been observing this basic fact all this time.

The studio has thus cast Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) in the role of Solid Snake for the first-ever theatrical adaptation of a renowned video game series “Metal Gear Solid.”

If you are already initiated into the world of spy games, you must have heard of the franchise, and you would need no introduction. However, for the uninformed, the “Metal Gear Solid” is a very old video game franchise (at least 33 years old), and it features a highly-skilled spy named “Solid Snake” embarking on impossible missions.

Konami has produced the video game series. I am very sure that you are familiar with the name “Konami” because it is the franchise that also creates a widely played soccer game, “PES.” Hideo Kojima, who is now a video game icon, had created the first version of the game for Konami.

The filmmakers who will be helming the upcoming project have revealed that the script of the movie has already been written. The screenwriters who have worked on the script are very talented. They are Derek Connolly, who won accolades for his work in the film “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” and Avi Arad, who had written the script for Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse.

If the names mentioned above are indeed part of the writer’s room, we can expect a nice and decent script, which would, in turn, mean that now it is up to Oscar Isaac and the company to enact the story in the best way possible. Considering the virtuosity of the actor, it is likely to happen.

Oscar Isaac has also played a pivotal role in the Denis Villeneuve re-adaptation of the 1984 film “Dune.” The production and post-production of the film are already finished, but the film had to be delayed due to the issues caused by the pandemic. Now, the film is looking forward to being released on October 1st, 2020. 

Source :- https://enterproductkey.a7setup.co.uk/oscar-isaac-promises-solid-snake-theatrical-adaptation/

Kellie Minton  arrived on the cyber security scene in the early 2000s when virus and malware were still new and slowly evolving. Her longtime affair with writing with an interest in the cybersecurity industry, combined with her IT degree, has contributed to experience several aspects of security suite industry such as blogging at norton.com/setup  .

The Batman Won’t Release on HBO Max, Why?

 Recently, Warner Bros. and HBO Max shared the upcoming 2021 movies list. The scheduled movies include Godzilla vs. Kong, The Suicide Squad, and Dune. However, the forthcoming Matt Reeves’ movie Batman is still out of the HBO Max list and is exclusive to theatres.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created many problems for the movie industry. It forced the movie theaters to shut down the movie theatres for an extended period. Now the studios and producers are slowly trying to adapt to the new normal and exploring different approaches to releasing films. Films like Mulan and Trolls: World Tour released as a video on demand. And both movies did a fantastic collection. On the other hand, despite increasing the coronavirus cases the filmmaker Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. decided to release the big-budget science fiction movie, Tenet in theatres this September. The film performs pretty well overseas but disappointed the producers with low collection in the United States.

The film’s fate taught a lesson to the other franchise, and most of them either delayed their release date or opted for video-on-demand release. Warner Bros. also chooses to release some of its anticipated films on HBO Max, which will be only available for the United States audiences. The WB projects will also encourage the audience to get them paid subscriptions.

However, Reeves’ Batman is not following the path of The Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman 1984. The movie’s release date is delayed to 4 March 2022, which was initially scheduled to be released on 1 October 2021. The announcement to release most of the Warner Bros. movie on its streaming platform has received much criticism. Movie fans said it would negatively affect the movie theatres trying to get on their feet after a long lockdown. And releasing the films on the HBO Max on the same day on theatres will cause low revenue collection and degrade the growth of the cinemas in between the crisis. Also, the audience is not very happy with Warner Bros. and called the step very non-thoughtful after releasing the Tenet. Releasing the films will encourage the fans to go to the theatres during this pandemic, which might cause a further increase of coronavirus cases.

After the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, there are some rays of hope at the end of the tunnel. The health ministry shared that it is expecting to get over control by the end of 2021. Hence Warner Bros. has scheduled and committed 2021 to HBO Max, which has struggled to make its audience after its launch in May.

The fears of fans are real that prioritizing streaming platforms will destroy the cinemas, to which the CEO of Warner Bros. Ann Sarnoff said this is just for 2021 and there’s no one more than them who wants movies to be back on the big screen. She added that it is also important to balance this with the reality that most theatres in the United States will be capacity throughout 2021.

Fans and the film industry are hoping that things will slowly come back to normal in 2022. Hence, the studio will not compromise The Batman’s theatrical release with HBO Max’s simultaneous release.

Source :- https://antivirusactivate.360modo.uk.com/the-batman-wont-release-on-hbo-max-why/

Daisy Martin  is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world  .

A Guide on Transferring Your Data from Windows PC to Mac

 Did you finally switch from Windows PC to Mac? We all hesitate to switch from an older device because of the comfort that’s built up. Not only this but sometimes you’re too lazy to transfer all your data to a new device.

Switching platforms doesn’t require you to start all over again. You can still find comfort in using those old files with the help of a service named ‘Windows Migration Assistant.’ It’s a free utility offered by Apple that enables you to transfer all your data from a Windows PC to your new Mac.

Before getting started, you need to know the meaning of the Migration Assistant. It comes included in the Utilities folder of every Mac. You’ll first encounter the same when you set up a new Mac, and the system asks you to transfer your data from another system.

The best part is using the app free of cost; however, you’ll require software depending upon the operating system you’re transferring to. All you need to do is download the Migration Assistant software, and you’re all set to transfer.

Notably, the software helps you transfer data from a PC running Windows 7, 8, and 10. Not only this but both the systems, PC and the Mac, needs to be running the Migration Assistant software. Both need to be connected to the same internet connection to be able to locate each other easily.

The data transferring activity also depends upon the version of your Windows PC and the programs used to create the data. For instance, bookmarks made in the browser like Chrome and Firefox will get transferred to Safari. On the other hand, contacts, Email, and Calendar information play a tricky role.

Things You Need to Do Before Performing Data Transfer from PC to Mac

Don’t get too excited about transferring your data from PC to Mac. There are a few things you need to do before you start the transfer process. Follow the instructions mentioned below:

  • It is essential to have administrative account details associated with the PC.
  • Connect the two systems with the same network, either Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
  • Perform a drive performance check before running the software.

The steps to perform the drive performance check are:

  1. Tap on the ‘Start’ button.
  2. Type ‘Run’ in the search box and click on the desired result.
  3. Type ‘cmd’ in the given space.
  4. Hit the ‘Enter’ button.
  5. A Command window will open. Type ‘chkdsk’ in the given space.
  6. Click on the ‘Enter’ button.

If any issues come up after performing the drive performance check, follow the steps mentioned below to run a drive repair process:

  1. Type ‘chkdsk drive:/F’ in the Command window.
  2. Hit the ‘Enter’ button.
  3. Press the ‘Y’ key on your keyboard when prompted.
  4. Shut down your PC and restart.

Note: Repeat the steps for the drive repair process until the drive performance check stops coming up with issues. Further, you can start transferring data from a PC to Mac.

How to Transfer Data from PC to Mac?

The steps for transferring data from PC to Mac are:

On your Mac

  1. Open the Finder window on your new Mac.
  2. Select the ‘Applications’ tab from the sidebar.
  3. Double-click on the ‘Utilities Folder.’
  4. Tap on the ‘Migration Assistant’ option.
  5. Hit the ‘Continue’ button.
  6. A new window will open, asking you to select how you want to transfer your data. Select the ‘From a PC’ option.
  7. Click on the ‘Continue’ option.

On your PC

  1. Download the Migration Assistant software on your PC.
  2. Launch the software, and a security code will appear on the screen.

Note: Using Migration Assistant on a PC is a one-way trip, meaning that you can only transfer data from PC to Mac.

  1. Give confirmation that the code reflected on both the devices is the same.
  2. Select the files and folders you want to transfer and click on the ‘Continue’ button.

This is it! There are many other methods that you can use to transfer data between your PC and a Mac. However, using the Migration Assistant software is considered to be one of the simplest methods. Also, it is free to use, so it is a convenient option for many people.

Have you recently switched platforms? Do not worry about losing your data. Now that you’re familiar with using the Migration Assistant software, losing data should be the least of your concerns.

Source :- https://mywebrootsafe.merater.com/a-guide-on-transferring-your-data-from-windows-pc-to-mac/

Daisy Martin  is a qualified IT engineer by education. After working in the IT sector for a decade, she began writing about it two years ago. She loves to write about emerging technology like webroot.com/safe

Monday, December 14, 2020

Crunchyroll Merges with Funimation After Sony Buys it for $1.2 Billion

 It is finally happening, the famous anime streaming service Crunchyroll is getting handed over to Sony to merge into FUNimation, and here is everything you need to know about it.

AT&T’s WarnerMedia was the former owner of Crunchyroll, and according to some insights, the negotiations between the two parties ended with Sony buying the company for over $1.2 billion. Sony wishes  to merge it with their own anime streaming company, FUNimation.

As per the sources, AT&T was looking for some buyers to sell off the company while maintaining the user’s account and their details. Additionally. Sony’s FUNimation was not doing great, and finally, the two made the deal. Now FUNimation will have direct-to-consumer control over the 3 million subscribers of Crunchyroll premium and 90 million users.

Crunchyroll has gained a tremendous amount of appreciation and love from fans and media worldwide. Apart from its 90 million registered users, Crunchyroll holds shows, hosts events, seminars, and special screenings for anime premiers.

Crunchyroll started in 2006, and since then, it has achieved great success, loyal subscribers, and an ever-growing fanbase of otaku and non-otaku alike. Apart from streaming the latest and classic anime titles like Naruto and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Crunchyroll also focuses on Drama driven people, and one can find hundreds and thousands of Korean, Chinese, Thailand, and other Asian Dramas on the website and the mobile app.

Currently, Crunchyroll has over 50 online manga that caters to over 200 countries and 90 million subscribers that read, watch, and stream anime and Drama every day.

In 2016, FUNimation and Crunchyroll had a collaboration. The two firms decided to streamline content on both platforms, but after Sony took over FUNimation in 2018, the partnership was cut short. In the last two years, Sony and Crunchyroll have been planning to collaborate again. According to some sources, Crunchyroll had many debts, and to clear off those debts, the two agreed to the takeover. 

Finally, Sony approached AT&T’s WarnerMedia, and the two signed off the deal to merge Crunchyroll into FUNimation and make them one.

Conclusion

There are two routes that this new collaboration can take. The first is the lousy route where the subscriber will lose interest in Crunchyroll after it merges into FUNimation, and the second is FUNimation will gain new subscribers who were subscribed to Crunchyroll in the past.

Even if subscribers lose interest in FUNimation, there is a high possibility that Crunchyroll subscribers will continue to watch anime and Drama because, at the end of the day, content is the king. No matter who provides it, the fans will continue to watch their favorite anime shows regardless of the streaming platform.

Source :- https://enteractivationcode.a6activate.co.uk/crunchyroll-merges-with-funimation-after-sony-buys-it-for-1-2-billion/

Daisy Martin  is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world  .


AirPods Max Vs. Momentum 3 Wireless: Apple & Sennheiser Headphones Compared

  Apple’s AirPods Max are the premium headphones that have been recently launched by Apple. It includes a wide variety of features that will...