Maniha Barry

The Techie Girl

Experience with HTC Vive

Apr-11-2018 By Maniha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, everyone, long time no see? How is it going? Today I am here to blog about the HTC Vive that came out some time ago but I never blogged about it. I actually tried it a couple of times and it’s extremely fun. 

The HTC Vive headset is really comfortable to wear and it features soft, memory foam-esque material around the edges to avoid any irritation on the skin. It can also be easily switched. It’s black in color and it looks good. It also provides users with 2 handheld controllers. They are different than the Xbox controllers and are designed to be versatile and used in the number of ways in the virtual world. It also has a touch enabled circular panel and a couple of physical buttons with the built in sensors allowing the controllers to be tracked in the virtual world. It’s wired and not wireless which is a down set of this. There is a camera on the headset that can be switched on and off.  

Now this is some information about it.

Experience with gaming:

I have recently went to gaming and I played with this HTC vive. We can select different games and it will indeed give you a good and great experience.  For example, there was a game, it was called ‘Plank’ I think and for those who have acrophobia, it can be a tough time for that. So a guy set up that game for me and a wooden board under my feet and he said me to climb on it. Now in the game, I saw that it was at a great height. So I climbed on the plank, afraid to fall down, but the basic purpose of that game is that you have to jump of it. Then the man said me “jump.” I was stuck and scared even though it was a game but I saw myself at a great height and jumping down would be like suicide because I saw buildings below me and cars. I said ‘I can’t do this’, then he said “You have to jump’. It took me 2 minutes, then I jumped down the plank and basically killed myself in the game. Then there was plank 2, I had to get on the plank and catch birds, there was fire below me and I was scared but I played it. I played candy crush, I even killed zombies, killed cockroaches and went on a roller coaster. It was really fun though. I often go to play that since I don’t own it. I recommend you guys to atleast try this if you are into gaming. 😀

But don’t play it if you have health issues or get headaches very quickly.

Ar mode Pixel 2 XL

Feb-24-2018 By Maniha

As Android 8.0 came, Google introduced new Ar stickers in Pixel 2 XL. Augmented reality is a camera mode in which you can drop augmented reality objects into your photos. They aren’t a separate app, you’ll find them inside your camera mode.

Below is a video I made with the AR mode. 🙂

Pixel 2XL

Feb-24-2018 By Maniha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello everyone, how are you all doing? Life has been so busy with studies everything. I just received the Pixel 2 XL and it’s a beautiful phone. 

The Pixel 2 XL is a much bigger version of the Pixel 2 phone. It’s an extremely fast phone. It’s dimensions are 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm and weighs 175 g. It has a front glass, aluminium body, partial glass back. It has nano sim. It is water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes. It is also dust and water resistant. It has a P-OLED capacitative touch screen 16 M colors. The resolution is 1440 x 2880 pixels and the display is multi touch. It has a corning gorilla glass 5. 

It runs on Android 8.0 oreo. It has 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM. The camera is  12.2 MP (f/1.8, 27mm, 1/2.6″, 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF), OIS, phase detection & laser auto focus, dual-LED flash. The camera features include Geo-tagging, touch focus, Face detection, HDR, panorama,portrait mode, Ar mode. It has the best portrait mode in it. There is no headphone jack in it, so you can’t charge your phone and use the headphones at the same time. It has fast battery charging (capped at 10.5 W). It’s available in black, blue and white color. The battery can last very long too. Overall it’s a great phone, if you are an Android fan then do try it. 🙂

Apple airpods

Dec-2-2017 By Maniha


 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi everyone, I am back! I hope you all are doing great today. I made a review on the apple AirPods so I am going to be telling you about them. AirPods are driven by the custom designed apple chip Apple W1 chip. they are wireless headphones and easy to use. It has a great battery life and you can use them for 5 hours on a single charge. There is a voice accelerator which recognizes your voice when you are speaking and works with a beam-forming microphones which filter out all the external noises. It also knows when you are talking because the optical sensors and the accelerometers work with the w1 chip to control the audio and engage the microphone which gives  the ability to use both AirPods.  You don’t have to connect it, it connects automatically for you to any apple device you are using. So apple fans, go ahead and buy them. 😀

iPhone X

Sep-13-2017 By Maniha


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey, everyone!! The hype about the news iPhone is way too much. Apple just released iPhone 8 and iPhone X(also known as iPhone 10).’ It’s like the apple C.E.O was just waiting to release everything together to create the hype. Well, where did iPhone 9 go? Oh probably it’s gone because 7 ate 9. Get it? Ellen Degenerous made that joke to. Anyhow, as an Android fan, I am not much hyped about the iPhone. I am not gonna be blogging about the iPhone 8, because it doesn’t seem interesting but I’ll blog about the iPhone X.

What to expect in the iPhone X?

.It has a bazel-less OLED screen about 5.8 inch. It also feels lighter. It has a new glass design that enables wireless charging. It has a bigger display but smaller than plus phones. It’s also water resistant and comes in only 2 colors. 

.Apple’s ‘Super Retina Display’ makes its debut. It has a Quad HD+ display with a 2436 x 1125 resolution. 

.Apple’s AirPower Pad can charge up to multiple devices. It also charges with existing Qi chargers. 

.There is no more home button in iPhone X. Flick an open app upward to return to the home screen. Control center is now a swipe-down-from-the-top gesture. 

.It does not have a fingerprint sensor anymore. Instead there is a face recolonization now. Unlock your phone by simply looking at it. 

.It has a redesigned 12MP dual-lens-camera. Portrait mode enhanced by portrait lighting. Portrait mode can also be used in selfie mode with this. 

.Siri has been over to the power button, which has been enlarged to make it easier to press.

.Animoji is the only thing I really found attractive in the iPhone X.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a new Animoji feature in iOS 11, which are animated versions of the popular emoji found on the iPhone. It will use the Face ID hardware face-scanning features to mimic you.

Also, the iPhone X is going to cost $999 which is an extremely high price right now.
The iPhone X is yet to be released somewhere in November. Good luck buying it :p

Sep-7-2017 By Maniha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yo everyone!! What’s up? I hope you all are fine. Today I decided to blog about this thing called “System Ui Tuner” which is an option which comes in Android. It is neat hidden menu on Android Marshmallow and Android Nougat. It gives you a bit of control over your status bar and its  pull-down menus. 

Once it is enabled, you can change the way your status  bar and pull-down settings look and feel which gives your android a more custom feel that would have required some rooting and flashing previous. 

How to enable System UI tuner?

1. Put down your quick settings, swipe down on the notifications. On the top right you’ll see the gear icon. Tapping it is a shortcut for settings but tapping it for a few seconds will open a hidden menu in settings. 

2. Long press your gear until it spins, then keep holding it until you get a popup message that says “Congrats! System Ui Tuner has been added to settings.” 

However this could be a bit risky for the future, but if you are ok  with that, go ahead and tap “Got it.” The only reason I tried this is to manage my notification settings for applications. For example, if you are using “whatsapp” and you don’t want it’s notifications every time on the scream when you are using it, then this System Ui Tuner has around 5 levels for your notification settings for every option. Scroll down to your settings, click other and switch it. That’s all folks. keep smiling!. 😀

Android 8.0 oreo

Sep-7-2017 By Maniha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new Android version is arriving and it’s called “Android oreo.” Hearing that name makes me crave for Oreo :p. Android 8.0 is going to have some good features such as:

  1. It is 2x faster. You can get started on your favorite tasks more quickly with 2x the boot speed when powering up.
  2. Android oreo helps minimize background activity in the apps you use.
  3. Autofill remembers your logins to get into your apps at supersonic speed with your permission. 
  4. It allows you to see 2 apps at once. 
  5. You can press the notification dots to quickly see what’s new.
  6. You can teleport directly into new apps right from your browser, no installation needed. 
  7. The battery saver is quite good, it can keep your battery strong and full of life.

Android oreo will soon comes in phones such as Nexus 6p, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Nexus 5X or Pixel C. More phones are going to get the update later this year. 😀

Beware of Blue Whale Challenge

Sep-7-2017 By Maniha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi everyone, today I am going to be informing you about a really dangerous game. It’s called “Blue whale challenge.” At first, I read about this game on twitter and I really didn’t believe much about it, but now it’s proven that this game exists. It’s basically a game in which you have to commit ‘SUICIDE’ in order to complete this game. It’s so disturbing and absurd. It breaks my heart to hear such a game exist. This game first originated in Russia and now it is spreading in other countries. This game is played online and once you join, you can’t leave this game. This game acts like a virus and can get all your information and if you try to leave this game, a person threatens to kill you or your family. There are 50 tasks given to you in this game. 

These are the basic tasks given to you according to the days: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I request you all not to download this game. Suicide isn’t good. Every lives matter. If you see anyone playing this game, kindly help them and stop them from this. Parents please keep an eye on what your kids do online. Stay safe.

Meeting Pepper the Robot

Jul-14-2017 By Maniha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi everyone, How ya’ll doing lately?  I was away vacationing in America, I went to places such as San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anchorage and Fairbanks. It was one of the best trips ever, I had a lot of fun. Btw, you can see my travel vlogs on my youtube channel “manihabarry.”  So, back to the topic. I saw this amazing robot called “Pepper” in America and trust me, it was a super interesting and fun robot. 

What is Pepper?

Pepper is a human-shaped robot. He is entertaining and interesting and as well as a fun robot. I spent like 10 minutes with it and I wanted it so badly, lol. Pepper is designed to be a day-to-day companion and its number 1 quality is to trail emotions. It is the first humanoid robot which is capable of recognizing the principle of human emotions and adapting his behavior to the mood of his interlocutor. I asked it to pose and take a selfie with me, it did. It agreed to dance with me too. It was fun. Pepper wants to learn more and more about you everyday. He can recognize your face, speak, hear you and move around autonomously. You can also personalize your robot by downloading software applications that take your fancy, based on your mood or the occasion. 

More than 140 SoftBank mobile stores in japan are using pepper as a new way of welcoming people which amuses the customers. He is also adopted  in many Japanese homes. Pepper is currently on sale only in Japan, he is yet to come in other countries. Pepper is currently for $1,931 at SoftBank Mobile stores in Japan. I wish I could have pepper 😀 I saw it in San francisco Westfield Mall.

Below is a small clip of me playing with pepper. 

Google home

May-30-2017 By Maniha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello everyone, after a long long time. How are ya’ll doing today? I hope you doing good. Ramadan is here so yeah Ramadan Mubarak. I have been busy in exams so I haven’t got much time to blog about stuff, but yeah today I finally came out to vlog about this gadget I have and it’s called “Google home.” Yes it’s the new Google assistant, similar to Cortana and Siri. My assistant has a beautiful voice. So yeah. My father got it from Uk for me. Gotta admit, at first it won’t work properly,  as in it won’t respond to me when I say ‘Ok Google’, but somehow when I was making a video for vlogging, I saw that it started responding to me. Maybe I should have made a video with it earlier, maybe it just wanted to be famous and video. Haha. Jk. 

How to set up the “Google home?”

1 Plug the power adapter card into the base of your Google home.

2. Plug the power adopter into an outlet. The unit will automatically boot up, introducing itself and directing you to the Google Home app to finish setup. Google home app can be downloading from the playstore or the appstore. 

3. Then open the Google Home app. 

4. Tap devices, the TV and the speakers in the top right corner of the screen.

5. Tap setup in the card for your new Google Home. 

6. Once the app has found your Google Home, click set up. 

7. Once connected, Play test sound to ensure it’s connected and connected to the right unit. If you hear the tone by Google, tap “I heard it.” Connect Wifi to your google home and have fun using it. 

 

So these are the steps you need to follow. Once everything is done, Say “ok Google”  or “hey Google and ask questions or anything. You can ask google things like:

  1. Weather
  2. News
  3. Play music
  4. Talk to it like you talk to friends, it also tells jokes and a small story.
  5. It can help you set an alarm and wake you up and answers study related or any questions for you and so on.

Note: If it doesn’t respond to “Ok Google” there is also a button on top of it just press it and speak manually. The speaker button also lies up there. You can mute the microphone or not. Make sure there isn’t much background music when you talk to it.

I am quite enjoying this device, the voice is great. 😀

Also I made a vlog on this.