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

Pandemic to bring Asia’s 2020 growth to halt for first time in 60 years: IMF

first_imgAsia’s economic growth this year will grind to a halt for the first time in 60 years, as the coronavirus crisis takes an “unprecedented” toll on the region’s service sector and major export destinations, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.Policymakers must offer targeted support to households and firms hardest-hit by travel bans, social distancing policies and other measures aimed at containing the pandemic, said Changyong Rhee, director of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department.“These are highly uncertain and challenging times for the global economy. The Asia-Pacific region is no exception. The impact of the coronavirus on the region will be severe, across the board, and unprecedented,” he told a virtual news briefing conducted with live webcast. The IMF expects a 7.6 percent expansion in Asian economic growth next year on the assumption that containment policies succeed, but added the outlook was highly uncertain.Unlike the global financial crisis triggered by the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, the pandemic was directly hitting the region’s service sector by forcing households to stay home and shops to shut down, the IMF said.The region’s export powerhouses were also taking a battering from slumping demand for their goods by key trading partners such as the United States and European countries, it said.China’s economy is expected to grow by 1.2 percent this year, down from 6 percent growth in the IMF’s January forecast, on weak exports and losses in domestic activity due to social distancing steps.The world’s second-largest economy is expected to see a rebound in activity later this year, with growth to bounce back to 9.2 percent next year, the IMF said.But there were risks even to China’s growth outlook as the virus could return and delay normalization, the IMF said.Read also: Millions to lose jobs, fall into poverty as Indonesia braces for recession“Chinese policymakers have reacted very strongly to the outbreak of the crisis … If the situation becomes aggravated, they have more room to use fiscal, monetary policies,” Rhee said. “Whether that would be needed will really depend on progress in containing the virus.”Asian policymakers must offer targeted support to households and firms hit hardest by the pandemic, the IMF said, calling also for efforts to provide ample liquidity to markets and ease financial stress faced by small and midsize firms.Rhee warned that direct cash transfers to citizens, part of the US stimulus package, may not be the best policy for many Asian countries which should focus on preventing small firms from going under to stop a sharp increase in unemployment.Emerging economies in the region should tap bilateral and multilateral swap lines, seek financial support from multilateral institutions, and use capital controls as needed to battle any disruptive capital outflows caused by the pandemic, the IMF said.Topics : Read also: IMF projects 0.5% growth for Indonesia as global economy faces deep recession“This is not a time for business as usual. Asian countries need to use all policy instruments in their toolkits.”Asia’s economy is likely to suffer zero growth this year for the first time in 60 years, the IMF said in a report on the Asia-Pacific region released on Thursday.While Asia is set to fare better than other regions suffering economic contractions, the projection is worse than the 4.7 percent average growth rates throughout the global financial crisis, and the 1.3 percent increase during the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s, the IMF said.last_img read more

UCCA/Roy Baijnauth 20/20 competition: Twenty-three clubs attend drawing, registration process

first_imgSECRETARIES, managers and captains of 23 clubs in the Upper Corentyne area attended the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association’s (UCCA) official launching of the Roy Baijnauth’s 20/20 competition.Held at the #73 Village Cricket Club on Thursday, the attending clubs were the #43 Scorpions, #48 Challengers, #59 Youth & Sports Club, the Yakasari Caribs, #68, #69 Vikings, #64 Fighting Marines, Guns & Roses, #72 All Stars, #77 Sports Club, Crabwood Creek Sports Club, #71 Cricket Club and #70 Cricket Club.Also in the mix are the #70 MYO, Bomb Squad, All Family, #70 Young Blood, #73 Young Warriors, #72 Cut & Load, Skeldon Super Kings, Skeldon Titans, Scotsburg Cricket Club, and #69 Red Rose.The clubs all acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the Executive body of the UCCA, headed by the president Mr Hamant Jagdeo.They are of the view that this kind of competition will definitely boost the morale of all the budding cricketers in the area.The president,, in his opening remarks to the large gathering of clubs, expressed his satisfaction and gratitude for the huge outpouring of support he has received from the clubs. He assured them that this competition is just one of many that the UCCA will be hosting for the development of cricket in the area. He pointed out that cricket will be played at all levels, and in every corner of the Upper Corentyne area.Mr Vadanand Sugrim, secretary of the UCCA, in his presentation, declared that the Association will spare no efforts in ensuring that all clubs are involved, and empowered.He said that the competition at hand, the Roy Baijnauth 20/20, will be of a high standard, properly monitored and administered. The Association will provide balls and qualified Umpires for all the games in all the rounds of the competition,Cash incentives and trophies will be given to deserving teams. A monitoring committee will be set up to gather statistics, and other data to compile player profiles in the area.The fixtures are as follows:#72 Cut & Load vs. #59 YSC, Scotsburg vs. #68, Guns & Roses vs #70 CC, #70 MYO vs #64 Fighting Marines, All Family vs Yakasari Caribs, Bomb Squad vs #72 All Star, Skeldon Super Kings vs #77 Sports Club, #69 Red Rose vs #48 Challengers, #70 Young Blood vs#43 Scorpions, #73 Young Warriors vs Crabwood Creek Sports Club, Skeldon Titans vs #77 Cricket Club. #69 Vikings drew bye to the next round of the competition.The competition is scheduled for January 7, 2018 at venues across the Upper Corentyne area. The Upper Corentyne Cricket Association will use this competition to assess all clubs in the area, and identify players for its senior team.last_img read more

Algoo’s century inspires strong Berbice fightback on day two

first_imgAFTER being skittled out for just 127 on day one of their first round Hand-in-Hand U-19 3-day Inter-County match against Select U-17, Berbice rebounded strongly in their second innings off the back off Alex Algoo’s unbeaten century while Kevin Umroa’s 5-wicket haul helped restrict the U-17s to 218 all out.When play resumed on the second day yesterday at Everest Cricket ground, U-17s were on 185-6 (54 overs) leading by 58 runs with four wickets in hand. However, Umroa’s 5-55 from 24.4 overs restricted the U-17s to 218 with overnight batsman Sarwan Chaitnarine left not out on 38.With a deficit of 91, Berbice took strike in their second innings and were led by opener Algoo who is unbeaten on 119. He received solid support from Kevlon Anderson who made 53 and Seon Glasgow who contributed 32.Berbice at stumps were on 292-4 with a strong lead of 201. The Select U-17s will face an uphill task today as they seek to bowl out the Berbicians for a manageable total.Action begins at the same venue at 10:00hrs.last_img read more