Twitter says it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far right QAnon conspiracy theory following last week’s U.S. Capitol riot.
The social media company said Tuesday that given the events last week in Washington, D.C., where a mob of pro-Trump loyalists tried to violently storm the Capitol building, it was taking action against online behavior “that has the potential to lead to offline harm.”
In many cases, a single individual operated numerous accounts, driving up the total number of affected accounts, the company said in a blog post.
“These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service,” the company said.
Twitter’s sweeping purge of QAnon accounts, which began Friday, is part of a wider crackdown that also includes its decision to ban President Donald Trump from the service over worries about further incitement to violence.
The suspensions mean some Twitter users will lose followers, in some cases by the thousands, the company said.
The QAnon conspiracy theory is centered on the baseless belief that Trump is waging a secret campaign against “deep state” enemies and a child sex trafficking ring run by satanic pedophiles and cannibals. Twitter has previously tried to crack down on QAnon, removing more than 7,000 accounts in July.
Twitter said it’s also stepping up enforcement measures and starting Tuesday it will limit the spread of posts that violate its civic integrity policy by preventing anyone from replying to, liking or retweeting them. The policy prohibits attempts to manipulate elections and spread misleading info about their results, with repeated violations resulting in permanent suspension.
Since 2019, Oppo produces premium smartphones under the Reno series. The Reno phones are highly admired for their stylish looks and excellent camera features. In this legacy, Oppo has launched its new invention Oppo Reno5 on January 9 in Bangladesh. If you are looking for the best Camera Phone under Tk 40,000, then don’t miss the Oppo Reno 5 full review with Price in Bangladesh.
At the first sight, you will be enthralled by Oppo Reno5’s elegant look. When you hold the smartphone, you would get a premium feel. In the box, you will get the Oppo Reno5 Smartphone, Charger, Earphones, USB Data cable, SIM Ejector Tool, Protector Case, and essential papers. Reno 5 comes in two colors: Fantastic Silver and Starry Black.
Though Reno5’s rear-panel is made of polycarbonate, it looks like glass. In this price range, customers usually expect a glass-built back panel. However, the gorgeous slick design (159.1 x 73.3 x 7.8 mm) of Reno5 won’t let you complain about its build quality. Thankfully, its glossy back-panel won’t catch many fingerprints. But still, you need to use the protector case, to preserve the sheen of its smooth surface.
Reno5 features excellent weight-balance ratios that make this phone very lightweight (171g). Like its ancestor Reno4, the latest 5 version bears a 6.4-inch display. It can be a drawback when you prefer large-screen phones.
The power button is on the right side. On the left side, you will find the volume rocker and SIM card tray. On the upper edge, it has a secondary noise cancelation microphone. The 3.5mm headphone jack, bottom-firing speaker grill, primary microphone, and USB-type C port lie on the bottom edge. The provision of stereo speakers would have been better.
On the left side of its front screen, there is a single punch-hole camera. In this phone, you get an in-display fingerprint scanner. It works fast and accurately. On the rear pane, it has camera housing. The camera bump is low.
Reno5 sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel. Its amazing 91.7 percent screen-to-body ratio offers a premium feel. Here you get a Full HD+ display at 2400 by 1080p resolution. Reno5 offers two options for refresh rate: 60Hz and 90Hz. For the first time, Oppo is combining a high refresh rate with an AMOLED display. It is certainly good news for the Oppo fans!
Oppo claims that Reno5 has a Default touch-sampling rate of 120Hz (for five fingers) with an utmost rate of 180Hz (for two fingers). The mind-blowing touch-response performance offers a great user experience.
Reno5 features about 430 nits of typical brightness. Interestingly, when you use this phone in direct sunlight, the brightness can reach up to 600 nits. It is a very handy option for people who stay outdoor for long hours. What is more? Oppo Reno5 out wins many competitors with an amazing pixel density of 410PPI.
The superb color contrast ratio and mesmerizing color punches of its AMOLED display would make your movie/video watching experience much more exciting. The display is protected by Corning Glass 3+. However, a higher version was expected in this price range.
Oppo always tries to present some exclusive features in the camera segment of its Reno series Phones. Reno5 is not an exception. Oppo Reno5 has quad-camera housing on the back that includes a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle shooter, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP mono sensor.
Built with the Sony IMX 686 sensor, its 64MP main camera features an f/1.7 aperture, 26mmwidth, and 79.5° Field-of-View (FOV). This camera offers a closed-loop focus motor. In proper daylight, you can capture some mind-blowing photos exhibiting proper details, sharpness, and dynamic range. The color punches are marvelous and close-to-natural. Though the image processing system may boost the colors sometimes, the pictures look attractive.
In low light situations, you can capture eye-catching photos enabling the provided Night Mode feature. We have seen that in many other phones when the light is increased, noises become visible. Then, images are softened to reduce the noises. Thanks to Oppo for providing superb Night Mode technology in Reno5 that enhances the lights to capture clear photos with enough sharpness and details. However, in low light situations, the sensor may delay capturing the perfect photo. So, hold the phone in a steady mode to get the expected result.
The 8MP Ultra Wide-angle Camera has an f/2.2 aperture with FOV 119°. It can capture photos at a fixed focus. In ample sunlight, this sensor shoots marvelous photos holding great dynamic range, sharpness, and details. In low-light situations, the performance is not like the prime camera. But still, the Night Mode offers amazing photos. If you are fond of landscape photography, Reno 5 can be your best buddy!
Reno5’s 2MP Mono Camera has an f/2.4 aperture with FOV 89°. It works with fixed focus. With this depth sensor or macro shooter, can take compelling portraits with correct edge detection, and nice details. Keeping the subject a focus, this sensor can blur the background efficiently.
Its 2MP Macro Camera comes with f/2.4 and FOV 89°. This shooter captures the beauty of the tiny world using a fixed focus. If you have a passion for Macro Photography, Reno5 won’t dissatisfy you.
The rear camera series offers a bunch of features such as expert, night mode, macro, sticker, time-lapse, video, portrait, slo-mo, AI mixed portrait, extra HD, pano, text scanner, photo, soloop templates, dual-view video, and Google Lens.
The 64MP prime camera can shoot a maximum of 6936 by 9248 pixels photos. In, the normal mode, you can take 3468 by 4624 pixels photo at 4:3 ratios, 2608 by 4624 pixels photo at 16:9 ratios, and 3468 by 3468 pixels photo at a 1:1 ratio. At full screen, the size of photos would be about 2080 by 4624 pixels. Read OnePlus Nord N10 5G Price in Bangladesh with Full Review.
Oppo Reno5 is blessed with a 44MP Selfie Camera featuring f/2.4 aperture and FOV 85°. In presence of sufficient sunlight, the front camera can capture astonishing photos with good dynamic range and details. You can take splendid selfies enabling the provided ‘ AI beautification’ mode. Besides enhancing the glow, it will soften the skin tone
to process pretty selfies. However, by turning off the ‘beauty’ mode you can get the natural color tone with proper sharpness.
Furthermore, with the front camera, Oppo offers a bunch of image processing features such as AI mixed portrait, portrait, night mode, photo, dual-view video, slo-mo, sticker, time-lapse, pano, and video. With the 44MP front camera, the maximum image size is about 7680 by 5760 pixels. In normal mode, photos would be 4112 by 7296 at 16:9 ratios, 5472 by 7296 pixels at 4:3 ratios; and 5472 by 5472 pixels at 1:1 ratios. The full-screen photos would be about 3280 by 7296 pixels.
With the 64MP prime rear camera, you can shoot about 4K videos at 30fps. It also offers options for filming 1080P footage at 60fps or 30fps and 720P videos at 60fps or 30fps. Furthermore, this sensor can capture 1080P slo-mo videos at 480fps or 120fps, 720P slo-mo at 960fps or 240fps. Reno5’s versatile camera is capable of video zooming. The options are 720P footage at 60fps or 30fps, 1080P at 60fps or 30fps, and 4K 30fps.
The overall quality of the videos is average. Thanks to Oppo for adding some innovative video features to this phone. In the rear camera, you get ‘Bokeh’ Mode that blurs the background focusing the subject. The ‘AI Color’ mode allows you to make the background black-and-white, solely preserving the color of the main subject. It also has color filtering options along with ‘Monochrome’. What is more? The outstanding ‘Dual Video’ mode can capture footage with both the front camera and the rear camera at a time. It is certainly a blessing for the Vloggers.
Reno 5’s 44MP front camera can shoot a maximum of 1080P footage at 30fps. At the default setting, it takes 720P video at 30fps. With this camera, you can capture 1080P Slo-mo videos at 120fps or 720P videos at 240fps. The front camera has two video stabilization options: 1080P at 30fps, 720P at 30fps. The video quality of the front camera is satisfactory. It softens the skin tone besides adding some glow.
Oppo Reno5 is built with an Octa-core processor with the utmost 2.3 GHz clock speed. It is disappointing that Reno5 inherits the same processor configuration as the predecessor Reno4. Here Oppo provides Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (8 nm) chipset combined with the Adreno 618 (750 MHz) GPU.
Snapdragon 720G is a time tested chipset that is suitable for low to medium level gaming. In this
Smartphone PUBG can be played at ‘HD’ graphics level with ‘High’ frame rates. This game would also run at ‘Medium’ graphics level with ‘Ultra’ Frame rates. You can try the Call of Duty (COD) game under ‘Medium’ graphics at ‘Max’ frame rate. While playing games you won’t experience significant
stuttering or heating issues.
In the software segment, Oppo Reno5 surpasses its ancestor Reno4 by its latest operating system. In Reno5, Oppo offers ColorOS 11 OS based on Android 11. This phone comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. By virtue of powerful RAM and plenty of internal storage, Reno5 promises a smoother and faster navigating experience.
Reno5 shows great performance in networking, Wi-Fi, and data connection. The sound quality of the speakers and earpieces are good.
Oppo Reno5 carries about 4310mAh battery. The number seems a bit low, but do not worry! Utilizing the 50W VOOC 4.0 fast charging technology, you can fully charge this device within 40 minutes. On a full charge, Reno5 offers around 8 hours of SOT. On moderate use, you can get about one-day battery back-up.
Oppo Reno 5 (8GB/128GB) is officially available at BDT 35,990 in Bangladesh.
Overall Oppo Reno5 offers a great package with stylish design, magnificent display quality, advanced OS and outstanding camera & video features. On the downside, Reno5 is not recommended for heavy-duty gamers. Though the Reno series mainly focuses on superior camera features, the consumers can rationally expect an advanced processor, powerful battery, glass built back panel, and stereo speaker in this price range.
With WhatsApp literally forcing users to agree to sharing information with its parent company Facebook, more and more people around the world are migrating to other instant messaging apps like Signal and Telegram. India is no exception, where WhatsApp users are increasingly shunning WhatsApp for Signal and Telegram.
Both Signal and Telegram claim to have “state-of-the-art end-to-end encryption” as part of their services and are free to download. Ironically, Signal is headed by Brian Acton, one of the co-founders of WhatsApp. Signal has features like voice calling, video calling, stickers support and the person-to-person chat interface, similar to that of Apple’s iMessage.
Signal witnessed some 7.5 million installs globally through the Apple App and Google Play stores from January 6-10, according to California-based mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower. Similarly, Telegram saw over 5.6 million downloads globally in the same period. In India, a million have downloaded Signal and Telegram in the past week, according to estimates.
"Though WhatsApp is a household name in India, people have started migrating to other more privacy-focused messaging apps, particularly Signal. The figure, as per our estimates, is at least a million. The figure represents those shunning WhatsApp as well as new users," technology expert Rahul Gaba told UNB.
"So, it's privacy over convenience, for Indians, particularly the urban class. Moreover, the trend clearly shows that Signal is going to gain more ground in India," Gaba added.
WhatsApp recently rolled out notifications informing users about an update in its Terms of Service that would pave the way for the app to share data with Facebook. WhatsApp made it clear that users will have to agree to the new terms and policy by February 8 this year, in order to continue using the instant messaging service.
WhatsApp's move to collect user information has already prompted electric carmaker Tesla founder Elon Musk to urge social media users globally to switch to Signal. Musk, in fact, recommended Signal on January 7, following which the shares of the app zoomed more than six-fold on the US bourses in a single day.
Soon after the announcement, Signal app had said in a tweet: "We continue to shatter traffic records and add capacity as more and more people come to terms with how much they dislike Facebook's new terms. If you weren't able to create a new group recently, please try again. New servers are ready to serve you."
That day only, Signal tweeted to inform WhatsApp users how to move their groups to the app using a group link. "A lot of people have been asking how to move their group chats from other apps to Signal, and Signal group links are a great way to get started. Drop a group link into your former chat app of choice like you're dropping the mic on the way out."
Musk, also the founder of SpaceX, has now pledged to invest more in Signal. In response to a tweet by the CEO of an e-commerce business on January 11, Musk said that he will invest again in Signal. “Already donated to Signal a year ago. Will donate more," he tweeted.
WhatsApp users in India say they are more than happy to migrate to Signal and Telegram. "Initially, I had a mental block using Signal, having used WhatsApp for the past 2-3 years. Gradually, I am getting over the mental block. I am also encouraging a number of my friends to switch to Signal at the earliest," said Manasi Roy, a software professional based in Delhi.
In fact, Gaba said he became apprehensive of WhatsApp's security features since the surfacing of private exchanges between Bollywood celebrities in the media amid the probe into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. "It clearly indicated that WhatsApp had been sharing data with Indian probe agencies," the expert added.
Online marketplace Daraz Bangladesh has brought “Daraz Xpedite” for the university-going youths.
Students who have an exciting personality and aspire to learn more about the job market, and are interested to explore the operational activities of the corporate realm have been encouraged to apply for the “Daraz Xpedite Campus Ambassador” programme.
The year-long programme will start this month. It will enable promising youths to learn administrative supervision, workplace diplomacy, and many more intriguing aspects of the multinational corporate sphere.
The programme is designed to create an opportunity for university students to enhance their income-generating abilities. And 35 campus ambassadors will be primarily recruited for the first quarter of the year 2021, and a total of 100 will team-up with Daraz by the end of it.
Daraz Bangladesh Head of Marketing Abrar Hasnain said, “We often see scattered efforts by many university-goers to stand out from the rest, which mostly go unnoticed.”
“Daraz Xpedite is a well-designed platform where such talented young people can prove their potential while building a solid foundation for their future.”
While gaining experience of working at a leading multinational corporation, the chosen campus ambassadors would also financially benefit from the programme and better performers would receive an e-commerce certificate based on their yearly review, Daraz said on Saturday.
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The online marketplace asked the interested students, especially third and fourth year ones, to apply at darazXpedite@daraz.com.bd.
After a case study test and final interview, the selected candidates would be formally greeted in a grand orientation ceremony on February 5, 2021 at The Westin Dhaka, Daraz said.
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What if you could charge your mobile phone without conventional electricity, but with a bottle of hot water instead? Space thermoelectric technology could soon make this sustainable solution a reality.
Thermoelectric devices are made from materials that can convert a temperature difference into electricity. Previous researches have suggested that thermoelectric devices can harvest wasted heat and produce electrical energy to back up the battery on spacecraft.
Chinese scientists are now hoping to take advantage of space thermoelectric technology to benefit people's daily life.
Researchers at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, one of the country's rocket makers, have developed a type of insulated water bottle equipped with a thermoelectric chip that can turn water heat into electricity to charge a mobile phone.
As mobile phones have gotten more powerful processors and larger touch screen interfaces, their power requirement has correspondingly increased. However, people often face the problem of charging their phones, especially when traveling on trains or camping in mountains, said lead researcher Ma Wei.
"Our solution to this problem is a water bottle-based thermoelectric device, a heat source to generate electricity," Ma said, adding that the invention does not require any electrical sources.
A demonstration video showed that the thermoelectric device was embedded in the bottle cap, which has a USB charging port on it. When a researcher connected an iPhone to the bottle with a cable, the battery icon on the screen appeared green with a lightning bolt indication in the middle.
"We have found that the water bottle can provide 20 to 30 minutes of electricity after we poured 300 to 500 milliliters of boiling water into it," said Sheng Jiang, a member of the research team.
The bottle can also provide electricity for laptops, cameras and other low-power household appliances.
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Researchers are now seeking to forge cooperation with enterprises to market the concept. The product is likely to be priced from 150 yuan (about 23 US dollars) to 200 yuan.
A thermoelectric chip might make the bottle 200 grams heavier than the same size product on the market, but Sheng said it would be easy to carry as researchers have reduced the bottle weight by the use of a light heat insulation material, originally created for spacecraft, to replace stainless steel container.
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Emphasising the safety of the invention, Sheng said it produces low voltage and has no risk of short circuit.