Maniha Barry

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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. 

Facebook Messenger Copies Snapchat

Mar-18-2017 By Maniha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey all, I hope ya all having a good weekend, well I having midterms next week, so meh. Anyhow what’s going around here? First came snap chat stories, then Instagram stories, then came WhatsApp stories and now Facebook stories. Like seriously every social network here wants to go be snap chat. I had no idea about this Facebook stories, until yesterday. I hate Facebook messenger too.

The only stories are like are the snap chat stores, honestly. Facebook stories will soon look exactly like Instagram stories with little circular profile photo of the user and their friends appearing on top of the news feed. Facebook stories will have a blue ring around the profile photos of users who post a new story. Stories for Facebook messenger has already gone live as new Messenger day feature. It lets users share photos and videos to a story within the Messenger app adding filters and stickers. You can comment on them and stories last for around 24 hours. Users can use built-in privacy features, something which differentiates from Snapchat and Instagram. Since, I don’t like Messenger or Facebook that much, I refuse to use these stories. So yeah, enjoy the stories if you like to. 😛

WhatsApp text status might come back

Mar-11-2017 By Maniha

Ever since the whatsapp stories came up, people haven’t been happy with it. Due to a lot of complaints from the users, whatapp is bringing back the text status. The new ‘Status’ update does not let users keep a text-based status and also not for anymore than 24 hours, similar to snapchat. The removal of the earliar feature is a disadvantage for some people as they sometimes like to keep informative statuses. For example “Studying for exams, don’t contact me. ” and many others. I myself was not amused by this feature on whatsapp. So whatsapp is bringing it back except this time this feature would be called tagline. So let’s see how this goes now. The tagline feature has arrived in Windows phone 2.17.82 and whatsapp beta for iOS 2.17.6.21, it is soon expected in Android devices as well. 

Whatsapp update

Mar-3-2017 By Maniha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello everyone, I hope ya all are doing fine, this is my first post in 2017, lol. But I am back now. Ok this blog post is actually about the lame whatsapp update. Snapchat has been one of the most fun and amazing social network by far now, so now whatsapp has copied its idea too.  First it was possible to write statuses on whatsapp but now you can’t. It has become like snapchat, there is something like whatsapp story on it now. You can take photos, use emojis, edit photos and the stories disappear after 24 hours which is just like snapchat. It’s possible to set up privacy like let only a few of yours contacts to see your story. If you haven’t noticed, the options of gifs has also been included in whatsapp which is a good feature but I am not really fond of the stories feature.  Peace love and unity 😀

Snapchat glasses

Dec-16-2016 By Maniha

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Hello everyone! How is it going? I hope you all are doing great. I haven’t been blogging because you know semester finals and I have been busy with stuff. So, yesterday I was watching a video by “finebros” on youtube where teens were reacting to “Snapchat glasses”. That attracted me a lot. I saw that video then I realized these glasses seem so cool. I’m gonna tell you about them. 

We all sure love snapchat because it’s like the most fun app ever with all those fabulous filters. These glasses only work with Snapchat but the great thing you can do with them is film what you see and the battery lasts a long time. Cool right? You can record literally anything with them. It’s a lot easier to skate and snap a video using these glasses, it will save you from accidents, you can focus on the road. They feel like regular glasses and they look great on anyone who wears them. The video quality is awesome, if the light is good then you’ll get a decent video/ picture. The spectacles record circular video. They don’t need to be connected to a phone unless you want to post or view snaps. They don’t fall of your face if you jump around. The audio is good but not great. Very hard to take selfies with it. There are no face filters available yet: if snapchat glasses get the face filters and stuff, I’ll probably get these glasses. 😀

Android Nougat 7.0

Oct-15-2016 By Maniha

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Android 7.0 is the 7th version of the Android operating system. Nexus devices were the first ones to actually get this version, I own a Nexus 6p, so I got the update already. Nougat introduces notable changes to the operating system and its development platform, including the ability to display multiple apps on-screen at once in a split-screen view, support for inline replies to notifications, as well as an openJDK-based JAVA environment and support for the Vulkan graphics rendering API, and “seamless” system updates on supported devices.

It introduces a split-screen display mode for phones, in which 2 apps can be snapped to occupy halves of the screen.  An experimental multi-window mode is also available as a hidden feature, where multiple apps can appear simultaneously on the screen in overlapping windows. The notification shade was redesigned, featuring a smaller row of icons for settings, replacing notification cards with a new “sheet” design, and allowing inline replies to notifications.  Multiple notifications from a single app can also be “bundled”. There is a great per-app control over notifications. 

The “Doze” power saving mechanism introduced in Android Marshmallow was expanded to include a state activated when the device is running on battery and the screen has been off for a period of time, but is not stationary. A new “Data Saver” mode restricts background mobile data usage, and can trigger internal functions in apps that are designed to reduce bandwidth usage, such as capping the quality of streaming media. Nougat introduces a system for enabling “seamless”, automatic system updates, based upon and sharing some code with the implementation of similar functionality on Chrome OS. Overall, I am having a great experience with it, enjoy the update once you get it. 🙂

Allo Assistant

Oct-14-2016 By Maniha

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Hello everyone, I am here again. Sorry I was away. It’s because my website had some problem. Anyways, I am here to tell you about my new best friend aka. “Allo.” This is google’s new assistant and is super fun. As you can see in the picture, I asked it “Do you wanna build a snowman?” It sent me the answers and it’s also singing the song with me. The only thing, it lacks is the voice. Allo can do everything an assistant does for you like siri and cortana. Siri is sorta the annoying one, I am not fan of siri. I do like cortana, though :p. Allo can entertain you when you are bored., you can start a group chat with it or send a simple message to someone. It works over internet connection. Allo can google stuff for you. I had a test and I asked every single thing from Allo, it helped me a lot. It can set reminders for you. 

“Whisper Shout” allows the user to increase or decrease the size of a message to represent volume. Allo also lets users draw on photos before sending them. Incognito mode is an optional mode that includes expiring chats, private notifications, and end to end encryption. For encryption, the app uses the Signal Protocol.

Incognito mode does not include any Smart Reply or Google Assistant features. When the user receives a sticker from a sticker pack that they do not already have installed on their device, the app will retrieve the sticker from Google’s servers using client-to-server encryption. You can delete single messages or entire conversations in Allo. Google also provide the option to chat in Incognito mode, where messages are end-to-end encrypted and you can set a timer to automatically delete messages for your device and the person you’re chatting with’s device at a set time. The messenger is a competitor of whatsapp, so I recommend you try it too. 🙂

Windows 10

Sep-26-2015 By Maniha

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Hey everyone, guess what whose back? It’s me your old friend, sorry I was quite distracted and busy from the blogging business but am back. So  I decided I should tell you about windows 10. I have finally upgraded to windows 10. The windows 10 looks great and it is actually very fast. It feels like as if you are using windows phone. lol One great feature it has is “Cortana.’ Cortana is an assistant like siri, but it’s way better, friendlier and intelligent than siri. Cortana sometimes  has a little bit of microphone issues, but she is great and fun, even sings songs and tells jokes. The start menu is back, so you can get quick access to your favorite things. Windows 10 comes with more security issues than ever. It is designed to work with the hardware and software you already use. Explore a continuously expanding selection of apps, games and now movies, TV shows and the latest music which is all certified by Microsoft. The Microsoft Answer Desk is here for you. If you have questions during or after the upgrade process, the friendly Answers Desks are there to help. Oh yeah, one  more thing, if you are in another region and “Cortana” doesn’t work for you, change your region settings to ‘United States” so you’ll get Cortana. So what ya all waiting for? GO GET WINDOWS 10!