The Moly X1 with Windows 10 Mobile is just $179 via Indiegogo

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The Moly X1 is an attractive phone running Windows 10 Mobile. The phone came out earlier this year but cost around $300 at the time. Now, the company is evidently running an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds and get the phone in more hands for a lower price.

The campaign has the phone with either US/Canada or Europe/Australia 4G LTE variants starting at just $179. From there the price goes up to $190 with a case and all the way up to $229 when the lower tiers run out.

The Moly X1 is a decent, low-cost phone especially for $179. While the camera is lacking the rest of the phone has a very elegant design as noted in our unboxing.

Here are the rest of the phone’s details:

Coship Moly X1 specifications

  • 5.5-inch HD or Full HD display with Gorilla Glass
  • 4G LTE support
  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB internal storage with microSD expansion (14.5GB available)
  • micro-USB charging
  • 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2600mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP/HFP/OPP
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4/5.0GHz
  • Sensors: G-sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light sensor
  • Dimensions: 154.8 x 78.6 x 6.9mm
  • Weight 4.9 oz (139 grams)

 

[Source:- Windowscentral]

New Features Boost Sharing via Facebook Live

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Facebook on Wednesday announced enhanced Facebook Live video capabilities with additional features to allow members to share live video with friends and family by broadcasting events or sharing video in groups.

Users can go live in Facebook groups so that a group of users or friends or family members can be sent specific video feeds.

The live events capability allows users to feed video from an event such as a birthday party or let a performer give a sneak peek backstage at an event. Users also can use events to schedule a live question-and-answer session, for example.

The Facebook Live feature has an interactive quality, with the ability to post live reactions from viewers, where emojis express instant feedback to a live event and then disappear.

Live Video Activity Explodes

Data collected since the company began live video feeds shows that users get 10 times more comments on live video feeds than regular video postings, Facebook said. It plans to repost comments from live video feeds when they are replayed later.

Facebook also is introducing five live filters as a way to let users personalize their live video feeds. The company plans to introduce the ability to draw or doodle on top of videos.

As a way to share the experience, Facebook will let users invite friends to watch live video along with them, so tapping on the invite icon will alert the friend to accept the invitation after a push notification.

It will alert the masses about the most trending video feeds at any given time, so the mobile app will let users search for live video that is the most talked about at any given time.

A Facebook Live Map for the desktop application allows users in more than 60 countries to search for the hottest trending live videos.

To make it easier to measure the response to videos, Facebook launched metrics to get a feel for the demand for any particular post. Total live viewers for a broadcast and the total number of concurrent live viewers will be available through Page Insights and your Video Library. The figures soon will be available for the API and export.

Enhance the Live Event

Facebook’s expanded live video capabilities is part of an effort to formalize it as a proper media type for individual users and businesses, according to Brian Blau, research vice president at Gartner.

“The unique nature of a live event, one that is personal or one from a brand that is global and well- known, is that it’s live and in the moment,” he told the E-Commerce Times. “Connecting with friends or fans using that live moment as a focal point can enhance the impact of that event, or provide a deeper and more personal experience.”

Facebook also is working to counter the impact of live video sites likePeriscope, which is owned by Twitter, and YouTube, which is reportedly planning to come out with a live interactive video feature, said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.

“That’s sensible from a competitive standpoint and also speaks to Facebook’s belief in the increasingly critical role video will play across its business interests,” he told the E-Commerce Times.

Facebook ventured into the live video arena last year when it launched Live for Facebook Mentions, which allowed verifiable public figures to post videos to their fan base, with Q&A sessions, backstage sneak peeks, announcements and other events.

The move comes weeks after a report in VentureBeat that Google has been working on a Periscope competitor called “YouTube Connect.”

 

[Source:- Technewsworld]

UPPCL allows users to pay electricity bills via Vodafone M-Pesa

UPPCL allows users to pay electricity bills via Vodafone M-Pesa

Vodafone India and the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) have announced that consumers in UP East Circle will now be able to pay electricity bills via Vodafone M-Pesa. The service can be availed by Vodafone as well as non-Vodafone customers of UPPCL by registering themselves for Vodafone M-Pesa. In addition, consumers can save 5% of the bill amount up to a maximum of Rs. 50 on their electricity bill for a period of six months by availing this service.

Read the complete press release below

Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers along with Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. (UPPCL), the State Power Distribution Utility of Government of Uttar Pradesh,today announced a facility whereby Electricity consumers in UP East circle, will be offered cashless, secure and easy electricity bill payments using Vodafone M-Pesa (powered by Tech Process). Customers of UPPCL spread across 73 towns in UP-East will now be able to pay their electricity bill through Vodafone M-Pesa anytime, from anywhere, significantly increasing the convenience factor.

Vodafone M-Pesa isa unique and innovative Digital Wallet service from Vodafone that offers Money Transfer, Bill & Utility Pay, Merchant payments and Business Solutions (Enterprise Cash Management) with the largest network of 20,000 Agents (CashIn Points) spread across various towns and villages in UP East, enabling instant transfer and receipt of money anytime, from anywhere.

This service can be availed by all Vodafone as well as Non- Vodafone customers of UPPCL simply by registering themselves forVodafone M-Pesa. Vodafone M-Pesa customers can pay their UPPCL electricity bill through their mobile phones by downloading theVodafone M-Pesa app from or USSD by dialing *400#, Or visiting M-pesa portal (www.mpesa.in). Customers paying their bills through UPPCL website can also select M-Pesa as a payment option. By availing Vodafone M-Pesa to pay their electricity bills, customers cansave 5 percent of the bill amount or a maximum of Rs 50 on their electricity bill for a period of 6 months.

Speaking on this initiative, Nipun Sharma, Business Head –UP East, Vodafone India said, “Vodafone M-Pesa is delighted to be the harbinger of a facility that will significantly simplify the process of monthly electricity bill payments for UPPCL customers. This partnership will assist in Financial Inclusion by extending the convenience of cashless bill payment to unbanked sections. No more standing in queues or spending precious time on electricity bill payments. Just become a Vodafone M-Pesa user and get empowered with a safe, speedy and convenient mechanism to pay your Electricity bill on the go.”

Mr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Director Commercial UPPCL, said “We are happy to announce this association with Vodafone M- Pesa. We value our consumers and strive to give them a user friendly service experience. We believe
this partnership with Vodafone M-Pesa will significantly make life simpler for our consumers,  by offering them the convenience of bill payments on their fingertips.”

Serving the needs of the unbanked and under-banked sections, Vodafone M-Pesa is a safe, fast and convenient way of bringing the bank to the mobile. Also, with a pan India distribution network of over 120,000 agents and with more than 4.5 million customers, Vodafone M-Pesa is today the largest banking business correspondent in the country. Vodafone M-Pesa plays a vital role in enabling financial inclusion and m-commerce, by effectively leveraging the combined strengths of Vodafone’s global expertise in the domain of mobile payments and widespread distribution reach in India, with the security of financial transactions provided by ICICI Bank.

 

[Source:- Digit]