Google Pixel 5 Automatically Turns on Reverse Wireless Charging When Connected to USB Adapter

first_imgGoogle Pixel 5 has a cool new charging feature that has just been spotted. Apart from being a phone with a spectacular camera, the Pixel 5 was advertised by Google as being a powerbank on the fly with its reverse wireless power-sharing feature. But unlike many other phones that support wireless power-sharing, it has recently been discovered that the Pixel 5 can automatically turn into a Qi wireless charging pad when it’s plugged into a USB Type-C power adapter.The details of the feature [spotted] by 9to5Google are on a support page created by Google. The Google Pixel 5 offers the regular reverse wireless power-sharing when it comes in contact with another phone or accessory – like the Pixel 4 or the Pixel buds – that supports the functionality; but one has to manually enable this feature by going into Settings > Battery > Battery share or by adding a toggle switch for it in the quick drop-down menu.- Advertisement – On the contrary, when plugged into a power source and charging, the Pixel 5 automatically enables the power-sharing feature for a short period to detect and charge any Qi-compatible device placed on its back. If no compatible device is detected within 30 seconds, the feature turns off automatically. The Google Pixel 5 also turns off the feature on its own when the receiving device is fully charged, but also if the power transmission is not optimum because the receiving device is not placed on the Pixel 5 correctly, or if the receiving device reaches a high temperature. A user can also manually turn off the feature from settings or set a minimum battery level for the Pixel 5 after which the feature will turn off.A recent teardown of the Google Pixel 5 had revealed how the phone is capable of supporting reverse wireless power-sharing despite its aluminium body. It reportedly has a cut-out right in the middle of its aluminium shell that lets the wireless charging coil work without any hindrance.The Google Pixel 5 was launched on September 30 along with a 5G version of the Pixel 4a. But both the Pixel 5 and the 4a 5G are limited to 5G markets and are not likely to come to India or Singapore anytime soon.- Advertisement – Why are smartphone prices rising in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Adam Rippon donates his Olympic outfit and skates to Smithsonian

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon is donating a pair of skates and performance outfit to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Forever encased in history | Photo: Facebook/Adam Rippon eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘Pretty cool to soon have something on display in the American History Museum,’ he wrote.This is the free skate he performed throughout the season, and finally in PyeongChang.[embedded content]Rippon added about his donations: ‘Now I just need to convince someone that they need to be the next ruby slippers.’An original pair of ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz is one of the most popular and iconic items on display at the museum. Recently, the museum removed them from display so researchers could work on preserving the slippers. The Smithsonian Institution founded the American History Museum in 1964. Its collection puts forth the heritage of the United States in various areas, including politics, entertainment, scientific, and more.Beyond the slippers, some of the most famous items on display are the original Star-Spangled Banner and a car from Disneyland’s Dumbo ride.Now, Rippon gets to join those heights.More from Gay Star NewsAdam Rippon performs the Lindsay Lohan Mykonos dance and it’s sickeningTransgender player Hannah Mouncey hits out at Australian Football LeagueOne year after homophobes forced it to close, Brazil’s queer museum reopensGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Rippon won a bronze medal at this year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics as part of the team figure skating event. With the win, he became the first openly gay male athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.He’s donating his sparkly teal outfit from his free skate, as well as a pair of skates, with his name engraved on the blades. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Adam Rippon made Reese Witherspoon proud with his bronze medal winGay Winter Olympian Adam Rippon makes dramatic U-turn on Mike Pence7 best Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy moments from the OlympicsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more