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5 weather apps that can check air quality

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Delhi and the surrounding regions saw a sharp deterioration in the quality of air, this is the second time within a week that it fell in the ‘Severe’ category.

According to the officials, the main reason for the increase in the Air Quality Index (AQI) has been pointed to the change in wind direction and the stubble burning in the fellow states of Haryana and Punjab.

Here we have listed out some of the best apps for Android which can track the Air Quality Index and also those that send out regular weather alerts. These apps can help the user to monitor pollution levels in their cities and also get an opinion on performing their outdoor activities like cycling, jogging and exercising.

 

Air Quality | AirVisual by AirVisual: This app flaunts 7-day air pollution and weather forecasts to help us plan our outdoor activities. This app sports real-time and estimates Air Pollution data and gives detailed figures on key pollutants for key cities. The app also offers health recommendations to lower health risk mainly for patients with asthma or other respiratory diseases. The best part is the app is advertisement-free.

Air Quality Index BreezoMeter by Breezometer: This app comes with real-time air quality maps, actionable personalized health recommendations, and notifications on air quality changes. The app support to track the ambient air quality and reduce exposure to air pollution.

AirVeda – Monitor Air Quality by AirVeda Technologies: This app offers real-time air quality index from places around the world. Users can keep a track of outdoor air quality in their respective city including AQI, PM 2.5 and PM10 values. The app also sends air quality alerts in the user’s location to minimize exposure to the poor air quality. It contains real-time and historical data. The data is sourced from the US Embassy, the Indian government monitoring stations along with others.

Air quality by FFZ srl: The app helps the handler to monitor the air quality of the place where they are, also check the activities that are not recommended in pollution. Apart from keeping track of pollution, users can check the weather conditions and search locations around the world in real time and share the data with friends and on social networks.

Plume Air Report – Live and forecast smog reports by Plume Labs: This app claims global coverage with real-time air quality data along with weather forecasts for the next 24 hours. The app user interface has a timeline that lets users slide to see historical data. Tapping the Plume cloud expands the compass and users can get pollutant by pollutant breakdowns. Users can also compare air quality worldwide, according to app publishers.

These are very few highly-rated apps that are available for download on Android. Smartphone users can find more on the Play Store according to their likes.


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Redmi Y3 With 32-Megapixel Selfie Camera Launched in India

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Redmi Y3 has been launched in India, the latest model in the company’s selfie and youth-focused Redmi Y-series of smartphones. The Redmi Y3 has been launched alongside the Redmi 7 in India at an event in New Delhi. The highlights of the Redmi Y3 include its 32-megapixel selfie camera with EIS, its dual rear camera design, its Aura Prism gradient design, the Snapdragon 632 SoC, MIUI 10 based on Android Pie, and finally, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Read on for more details about the Redmi Y3 price in India, release date, launch offers, and specifications.

Redmi Y3 price in India, launch offers

The Redmi Y3 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage variant, going up to Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant.

 

The new Xiaomi smartphone will be available in Bold Red, Elegant Blue, and Prime Black colour variants, and will go on sale from April 30 via Amazon India, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. It will be made available via Mi Studio, Mi Stores, and preferred retail partners soon after.

Redmi Y3 launch offers include up to 1,120GB of 4G data from Airtel, as well as unlimited calling.

Redmi Y3 specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi Y3 runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie. The smartphone sports a 6.26-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D glass, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 632 SoC coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM.

In terms of optics, the Redmi Y3 bears a dual rear camera setup featuring a 12-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture and 1.25-micron pixel size, while the secondary camera has a 2-megapixel depth-sensing sensor. The rear setup features phase detection autofocus (PDAF), electronic image stabilisation (EIS), and a dual-LED flash module.

On the front, the Redmi Y3 bears a 32-megapixel selfie camera with EIS, auto HDR, and an AI portrait mode. The Redmi Y3 offers 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage, depending on the variant, expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB) with its own dedicated card slot.

Connectivity options on the Redmi Y3 include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It measures in at 158.65×76.43×8.47mm, and weighs 180 grams. Sensors on board include an IR blaster and rear fingerprint sensor. The company is also touting P2i hydrophobic coating. It sports a 4,000mAh battery.

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Intel 9th Gen Core H-series processors announced, targeted towards gamers and creators

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Intel has launched the 9th generation of its Core H-series processors globally. The company is targetting these processors towards gamers and creators. The company has stated that manufacturers like Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and MSI over the next few days will be launching new laptops powered by the new 9th generation Core H-series processors.

These processors include new Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7 and the unlocked Intel Core i9-9980HK processors. These come paired with Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (Gig+) solution, which supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 for faster Wi-Fi speeds.

The company states that the new 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9980HK processor is the first processor to come with up to 5GHz Thermal Velocity Boost, 8 cores and 16 threads, and 16MB of Smart Cache. These processors also come with Intel’s Dynamic Tuning, which provides continuous performance optimisation for all types of laptops.

 

The new 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors, according to the company will be able to deliver desktop level of gaming, even while the users are simultaneously streaming and recording heavy games like Total War: Warhammer II. For creators, the company states that the new processors are up to 54 per cent faster 4K video editing when compared to a three-year-old PC.

“Our new 9th Gen platform is designed to delight gamers, creators and performance users by giving them more of what they want. We are bringing desktop-caliber performance with up to 5 Ghz and 8 cores in a range of thinner systems and new level of connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) so users can game or create where they want.” said, Fredrik Hamberger, general manager of the Premium and Gaming Laptop Segments at Intel.

Intel has also made additions to the 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processor family. These include the new Pentium Gold, Celeron, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 processors. This new lineup of desktop processors comes with up to 8 cores, 16 threads, 5 GHz maximum turbo frequency, 16 MB Intel Smart Cache and 40 platform PCIe lanes. It states that the new processors will be able to provide up to 47 per cent more FPS while playing games compared to the previous generation.

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Xiaomi’s Himo T1 Electric Bicycle Touts 120km Range With a Price Tag of Rs. 30,700

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Xiaomi is doubling down on its transportation offerings with the launch of the new Himo T1 electric bicycle, which can more accurately be described as an electric moped. Part of the company-backed Himo brand, the Himo T1 follows the launch of the company’s Himo V1 and Himo C20 folding e-bikes. The company has also introduced Mi Bicycle and Mi Electric Scooter in the past. The Himo T1 sports a simple design with 90mm wide tires, and includes features like one-button start, multi-function combination switch, and a digital display.

Listed on the company’s crowdfunding platform like other Himo e-bikes, Himo T1 carries a price-tag of CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 30,700) and will be shipped by Shanghai Ximo Electric Technology, which will also handle the after-sales support for the e-moped. It is expected to start shipping on June 4, 2019 in China. There is no word on whether the company plans to bring it to other markets.

As per the company listing, Xiaomi’s Himo T1 packs a li-ion battery with a total capacity of 14,000mAh with a nominal voltage of 48V, providing 14Ah/ 28Ah energy options. With the 14Ah option, the electric bicycle will be able to travel up to 60km, whereas the 28Ah option will last up to 120km.

 

Additionally, the company has included a front suspension fork, dual coilover rear suspension, hydraulic disc brake on the front, and drum brake on the rear. Xiaomi claims a dry braking distance of 4.5 metres. Further, the bike’s headlight is derived from the HIMO English Logo element and offers up to 18,000cd brightness. Like many mopeds, the Himo T1 also packs pedals but they are mostly present to make the bike legal as an electric bicycle.

There is no word on the top speed of the Himo T1. It weighs 53kg and measures 1515x665x1025mm. It will be released in three colours – Red, Gray, and White.

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