garena free fire: Garena Free Fire Redeem Codes for January 24: How to redeem daily codes


Garena Free Fire recently gained popularity in the country as a multiplayer battle royale game. This game is developed by 111 Dots Studio where 50 players play 10 minute rounds. The developers of this game keep on adding alpha-numeric codes to the game on a frequent basis. These codes offer players a chance to win free rewards.
Players can also unlock certain steps and gain different reward points using these codes. Since, it is an action – adventure battle royale game so there can be only one winner in the end.
In this game, players have an option to select their starting positions, collect supplies and weapons that they need to keep going while on the battlefield.
You can follow the below mentioned steps to redeem the Garena Free Fire Redeem Codes
Step 1: Go to the official website https://reward.ff.garena.com/en
Step 2: Sign in to the game with your social media account like — Facebook, Google, Twitter or VK IDs
Step 3: Players can then copy and paste the redeem codes into the text box and click the confirm button to go ahead
Step 4: A dialogue-box will come up for cross reference after the confirmation. Now, Click on OK to redeem the codes
Step 5: Players can collect their reward in the in-game mail section
Note: These codes will take 24 hours to get credited and these points will not work on guest accounts

homepod: Here’s how you can use Apple HomePod mini with a TV


Apple’s lone offering in the smart speaker market these days is the HomePod mini. Priced at Rs 9,999, the HomePod mini is a Siri-based smart speaker that can do almost everything you expect, including connecting it wirelessly to your TV. However, you will need more than just the HomePod mini to do this. Here we tell you how to go about using the Apple smart speaker with your TV.

You need more than a HomePod

Apple is rather notorious for keeping its ecosystem as closed as possible. However, in the last few years, it has opened it up slightly. But the HomePod is still a rather ‘closed’ device. For instance, you cannot simply use it with any Android phone or a Windows device.
Earlier, it was limited to Apple Music as the only streaming service. However, now you can use the HomePod mini with popular streaming services like Gaana as well.
Having said that, when it comes to TVs, the HomePod is still a very restrictive device. Here’s what you will need to use HomePod as a speaker for your TV.
You will need a HomePod mini — or even the regular HomePod (if you bought it before Apple discontinued it). You will need the HomePod set up with a compatible iPhone or an iPad. That’s not all. You will need a compatible Apple TV (fourth generation or the latest Apple TV 4K). Apple TV is the steaming box from Apple and starts at Rs 18,990. Do keep in mind that Apple TV is the only way you can use HomePod mini as a speaker. If you have a Fire TV stick or other streaming device or even want to use HomePod as a Bluetooth speaker with a TV, you cannot do it. So if you have an Apple TV, here are the steps to follow.
How to connect your HomePod as a speaker with a TV


Go to Settings on your Apple TV
Here you will see the Video and Audio Output option
Choose the Audio Output option
Here you will see a compatible HomePod, click on it
That’s it, you can now use HomePod or HomePod mini as a default speaker for your TV. That is as long as you have an Apple TV as well.

hologram: Netaji 3D Hologram statue at India Gate: What is 3D Hologram and how you make one using any smartphone


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced that a grand statue of iconic freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be installed at India Gate. It will be a symbol of India’s indebtedness to him, the PM said. Till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place. PM Modi will unveil the hologram statue on January 23, Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary. The plan for the hologram statue was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a Twitter post, “Till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place. I will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s birth anniversary.” The statue will be installed under the canopy at the India Gate and it will be 28 feet long and 6 feet wide.
What is a 3D hologram technology
3D Hologram technology is not commonly used in India and this statue of Netaji, the Azad Hind Fauj founder, will be one of its kind in the country. This technology uses projectors to create a virtual three dimensional image. In simple terms, a hologram is just a projection that seems realistic. Unlike a conventional film on a standard screen, a 3D hologram can be viewed from all sides. This means that the observer can walk around the projected image, providing a realistic experience.
What differentiates a 3D hologram from virtual reality or a 3D video is that it can be seen by everyone without wearing 3D glasses. These holograms are formed by interference of light beams that reflect real physical objects. To illuminate a realistic 3D hologram, it first has to be specially designed or it should be recorded professionally using lasers. Apart from the projectors, a transparent holographic screen is also needed to project 3D holograms. The holographic screen is a key element on which the quality of the hologram depends.
The hologram statue of Netaji at India Gate will be powered by powerful 4K projectors. These projectors are quite huge and expensive. According to a statement by PMO, the transparent holographic screen used for the statue will not be visible to the users.
How you can create your a 3D hologram at home through your smartphone
Although it may seem complicated, creating a basic 3D hologram at home is not that difficult. It can be easily created using your smartphone and a few basic household materials. There are tons of videos on YouTube that can guide you through the process of creating a 3D hologram from a smartphone.
First you need to have an old CD or DVD case, a scale, knife, glue, scissors and tape (transparent recommended). Now using the material, you have to create a pyramid like structure. To know how to create the structure for the hologram projection, you can see the video below. The 2-minute video was shared by YouTuber Mrwhosetheboss more than 6 years ago but it is still one of the most easy to understand tutorials on 3D hologram structure.

We tried to follow the instructions in the video and it took us around 15-20 minutes to create our own 3D hologram projection at home through smartphone.

Your mobile number is already registered on WhatsApp? Why you should not worry


WhatsApp has more than 2 billion users worldwide. Despite criticism and safety concerns, the Meta-owned messaging platform continues to be the preferred choice among users. It is also one of the fastest evolving mobile apps that brings new features from time to time. Now, all WhatsApp accounts are linked to mobile numbers. But, there may be a case when a user sees his/her mobile number already registered on the app. While this may sound concerning, there is no need for the user to worry, WhatsApp says.
Why is WhatsApp showing your mobile number already registered?
It is common for mobile service providers to recycle mobile numbers. It is possible that the previous owner of your current phone number used WhatsApp and didn’t delete his/her WhatsApp account. In that case, WhatsApp will show your mobile phone number in WhatsApp before you activate a new account. You may also see someone else’s profile photo and About section attached to your phone number.
Why you should not worry?
If you are seeing your mobile number already registered on WhatsApp, there is no need to get worried. According to a WhatsApp FAQ page, this only means that the previous account wasn’t deleted and therefore the old information still exists in the system. This does not mean that the previous owner of the phone number has any access to the WhatsApp account you activate with your new phone number. Your conversations and other WhatsApp data are secure, the page states.
WhatsApp monitors account inactivity to help eliminate confusion with recycled mobile phone numbers. In case an account is unused for 45 days and is reactivated on a different smartphone, WhatsApp considers it as a sign that the number has been recycled. After this, WhatsApp removes old data like profile photo and About section which is tied to the account linked with the mobile number.

Best Android app of 2021, Being: Aiming to give everyone access to personal therapist, at all times


Being is a personalised self-therapy app. Varun Gandhi is co-founder and CEO of the Being app. Varun aims to build a world where each one of us can have access to a personal therapist at all times. The foundation of this lies in Varun’s personal struggle with mental health. A passionate cricketer, chartered accountant, and self-taught design professional, Varun put on his entrepreneurial hat early in life. After receiving limited success with two of his startups, he turned to therapy to help him with his mental health during these challenging times. Through Being, he aims to help 1 billion with their mental health needs globally, by 2030, through the power of personalised self-therapy.
How did it feel to feature on Google Play’s Best of 2021 list in India?
It was an unbelievable feeling to see our app featured on the list. While it has been an interesting journey, we were in a fairly difficult situation in the beginning, to the extent that we almost ran out of funds. We could not hire engineers or psychologists. But we kept going. Over time, our engagement numbers increased, ratings touched nearly 5, and positive reviews poured in. Google Play noticed our work and helped us elevate our engagement numbers. We went from 500 new users in a week to 500 new users during breakfast. All of it is organic, thanks to Google Play. Eventually, investors noticed, and we closed our seed round in less than 10 days.
What do you think is the USP of your app that has helped you get here?
We are making mental health very contextual and problem-driven. We think like a user. One of the most common feedback we receive from our users is that this feels so relatable – as if it’s made specifically for me. My co-founder, Abhishek, and I have led a significant amount of time dealing with our mental health issues. We have been there ourselves and know how it feels.
Most importantly, we deeply understand that no two anxieties are the same. Every individual will have a different issue that they might be facing, and therefore, it needs to be addressed in a customized manner. That’s our core belief and differentiator at Being.
How has the pandemic changed things for you, what has been the biggest learning across 2021?
The pandemic has definitely given a boost to mental health apps and services. Mental health has never been more talked about, ever. Usually, a taboo, today every household is discussing mental health, be it through acknowledgment or even denial.
In March 2021, we pivoted our offerings from spiritual wisdom to much more personalized mental healthcare services. As part of this, we have been working on key aspects such as anxiety and stress, relationships, focus and productivity, and more. And we have seen great success. We have added approximately 60K users in the past 6 months and have seen an astonishing weekly growth rate on Play Store. All of this through zero marketing spend. We are seeing great diversity in our user base. While 50% of our users are Gen-Z or women, 40% of our users today are outside India, primarily the US.
Our biggest learning has been that all 8 billion of us across the world need help. Issues may vary. Intensities may vary. The kind of help we need may vary. But we do need help.
What plans do you have for the app for next year?
Mental Health is one of the most complex problems of the modern world. It’s an issue that will always be around, and we need to do whatever it takes to find apt solutions. Our mission is to help one billion people by 2030. And 2022 is an important year for us. From a product standpoint, we want to lay a strong foundation for: Building the most diverse (and probably the largest) network of mental health professionals around the world; designing the ‘most human’ mini-therapy experience; and lastly, craft the most personalized (and nonlinear) A to B mental health journey for each user.
We want to dig a bit deeper into markets like the US and Canada, run some early experiments in G7 countries, reach our first million users mark, and successfully raise Series A funding in the second half of 2022 to scale up further.
Any message that you have for users of your app?
We just want to say that with Being, you are not going to find an app that tells, but a friend that helps.

pixel watch: Here’s when Google may launch its first smartwatch


Google’s smartwatch, most likely to be named as the Google Pixel Watch, could launch on May 26, reliable tipster Jon Prosser has claimed in a tweet. The Pixel Watch would be the first smartwatch to be launched by Google. Prosser said in the tweet: “I’m hearing that Google is planning on launching it on Thursday, May 26th — over a year since we leaked it. This is the first we’ve seen a set date on the device behind the scenes. Google is known for pushing back dates — but if they do, we’ll know.”

Prosser’s claims are in line with earlier rumours which predicted that the Pixel Watch could see launch in the second quarter of 2022. Google has actually roped in Samsung for the Pixel Watch.It is expected to come with Samsung’s Exynos chipset and next-generation Assistant for Wear OS. This will be the first time that a WearOS watch (non-Samsung) will run on Exynos chipset.
The nex-gen Assistant is designed to process your speech directly on your device rather than via Google’s servers. The Google Assistant on the Watch will also be able to do things within your various apps like filtering the gallery in Google Photos via voice command. Along with this, it will also perform tasks like tweaking the phone settings when the user is completely offline.
The smartwatch is also speculated to ship with key health and fitness tracking features like step and calorie counting, heart rate monitor and more.