April 2020

Microsoft wants your contribution ! i.e; Your Windows 10's CPU Power to help find COVID-19 Medicine

Are you the one, who wish to contribute to discover Medicine for Covid-19? then Microsoft has an invite for you.

All you need to do is to donate your CPU power!, that's it..  If you are using Windows 10, then its pretty much very easy. Your PC has a inbuilt virtualization option known as Windows Sandbox and Microsoft says, we can use that to find cure.

Sandbox ? What it is? 

Sandbox is a kind of virtualization concept. i.e; Isolated environment. 

You can run any Apps, or code inside that protected box. All those things will be running only inside that box, and will not leave from that box.  It is difficult to bypass Windows Sandbox environment for a normal malicious code. So, it won't do any harm to your PC

Ok, Who is at the back ?

Folding@Home, one of the World's leading research community who fights every day to find cure for cancer, Alzheimer,etc  is at the back of this Operation. And they will use your CPU power to break the Protein code of this Covid-19 virus. 

My pc is small, will my contribution will still work? or Will my contribution will alone going to discover cure? 

This Organization's power is actually bigger than the world's top 7 supercomputer's combined but still not able to decode the entire information of the virus, they still need more power to decode and to find the cure. So, i guess there is no better reason needed than this. Every single contribution is important.

Got it? How to do it?

All you need is to download this powershell script.  After that you have to run this following command on your Powershell.

Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File .\install_folding_sandbox_on_host.ps1

It will automatically download the latest Folding@Home app on your system on a Sandbox environment and will contribute to the project.

Windows Sandbox allows you to contribute time on your Windows 10 PC towards fighting COVID-19. Here is how it works: using Windows Sandbox you can run the open-source Folding@Home app to help simulate protein dynamics. Folding@Home is one of the most popular distributed computing projects bringing together citizen scientists who volunteer to run simulations of protein dynamics on their personal computers to fight COVID-19 and other diseases. For more information about the project itself, please visit the Folding@Home Knowledge Base. - Microsoft Said in its post. 

Don't think bad about the Bypass word in the above command. Consider it to be a just a keyword used in the programming language to execute the script(Powershell will not allow downloaded scripts to run by default) learn about some simple commands in this post.

If You can learn about the Folding@home, then visit the link here.

Together we can! Let's fight to save the World from this virus :) 

Today's Question - How data is sent wirelessly from one place to another when there are lot of devices/ interruption?

Today's Question : 

How data is sent wirelessly from one place to another ?

-Answers from us will be posted on May 7,2020(earlier it was May 2, 2020)

Update: The last date for answering is extended to May 6.

Answer to the question , How data is transmitted wirelessly from one place to another? There are lot of things that's happening in the background as soon as you click on the call button on your mobile phone.

It might be too technical to explain, so i will try to minimize those things, for the beginner to understand.

What will happen when i click on call button ?

As soon as you clicked/tap on the call button then your mobile device which have been already programmed to start a specific process, a kind of service app running on your phone, will trigger the another process responsible for signaling. the signalling device then will verify whether the phone is connected to your network, there comes the SIM cards role into play. A SIM card is just a kind of smart technology which will have all your address book and your operator information stored in it. This SIM card will connect your device to the nearest tower then it will be communicating to the next tower, the next's next's etc.. until it reaches the operator's system. So, whenever you make a call to your friend,  your device which has lot of microprocessors and other components will send the signal to the nearest tower which will reach the centralized database unit, which has all the information about the friend's number (Kind of DNS). 

As soon as the information was found, then it will try to send the signal to reach the receiver device, if the receiver device receives the signal and responds back then you will hear a ring, if not switched off or not reachable. That's it.

This is how a device gets connected to another device, once the connection is established and  when you speak all the information will be compressed and will be converted into analog Radio frequency and sent to near by tower, which will then forward the voice signal to the other one until it reaches the receiver device, which will have a small chip to decomplie and convert back into the same thing you said.

And the best part is, its happening in very very minute seconds.!

Its just a very very simple explanation for the beginner to understand, it involves lot of other technical things happening in the background. We will cover them one by one in our upcoming posts.

Understood the above explanation ? here is a question for you..

I said the information we speak is converted into signals and then transferred right? So, here is my question for you. How the receiver device decodes the message and reassembles the exact message we shared ? 

For example : If they said " Hey buddy, ! How are you ? ", then how you are hearing the same message they spoke on your phone? 

Will they have some kind of translator or something? if yes, then how they will have all the language translators ?

-Feel free to check on Google, bing, Stack exchange or any forums but remember while answering just answer it on your own words (don't think that your English will be bad, its OK! )

Just give it a try on comments!

Today's question is an Interactive Forum like Page where we ask some interesting as well as some stupid basic question to our readers like you. If you are the one who knows the answer then you can post your answer to the question on Comments. Remember, your answer should be easier for beginner's to understand, as famous scientist Once said " If you can't explain it to 5 year old Kid, then you haven't understood enough"! Just Kidding! just try to explain in a bit short and not too techy for everyone to understand.

Google to publish your location data in anonymized way to control covid-19

While the nation's are fighting very hard to control the ongoing corona disease, Google has came forward to support the government Authorities by sharing the location data of users in an anonymized way meaning, it will not expose the exact user but it will share in such a way that more people are in this area to control the spread of virus, Google said in a blog post published today titled "Helping public health officials combat COVID-19"..

If you have any question like what will happen? will my locations will be shared, then Google assures you don't need to panic. Because all the information is sent in anonymized way and will not reveal personal information at any point.

Here is what Google Says..

The reports use aggregated, anonymized data to chart movement trends over time by geography, across different high-level categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential. We’ll show trends over several weeks, with the most recent information representing 48-to-72 hours prior. While we display a percentage point increase or decrease in visits, we do not share the absolute number of visits. To protect people’s privacy, no personally identifiable information, like an individual’s location, contacts or movement, is made available at any point. 

Even though Google was criticized for being the biggest data collector in this world next to government, sharing this information at this moment is much welcomed by Many countries in this world, as it will help a lot to control the spread of virus and We hope the data will be anonymized as google claimed.

In the mean time, if you don't want your data to be shared then you can turn off the location history on your Google account, as the only data that is going to be shared are of users who have turned on location history on their device, which is off by default.

However, if you want to delete your entire location history, then you can delete it from timeline.

Be safe :)

April Fool, 1 2020 - Here are some future technology Google's prank videos we wish would be nice if exists in this world.

And there was a separate fan base who would wait for Google's April fool Video every year.  I would say that's because of two reasons. One being their videos being too difficult to decide whether they had developed such technology or is just a prank video. 

And other being they launching all their most popular service in April 1. Remember, Gmail? it was actually launched on April 1.

Though Google has disappointed us this year by cancelling the 2020's April fool pranks/jokes! there are still some future technology innovations videos that we wish if brought to life would be great, Who knows! they might be already working on it as well (as the future is not that much far). 

So, here in this post, i will share some of those videos  Watch if you are free and let me know which one attracted you a lot.

Here we go..

Mobile Screen Cleaner in the (Files) app

Google Tulip

Gboard Spoon

Google Cloud Hummus API 

 Google Play for Pets

Google Wind

Google Nose

 Coffee to the Home

Google Fiber to the Pole

What's your favorite?