Google Duo turns one year but no one cares

Google-Duo

The emergent applications have a very complicated today, and is that the queens of each category are already seated on his throne, so it becomes difficult to dethrone them. But there is always some company that tries, as in the case of Google, the great G presented a year ago exactly its new application to make video calls.

From here we want to congratulate the service of the Mountain View for their first anniversary, however, gives us the feeling that even they will not just celebrate. Why do I say this? Very simple, almost no one uses Google Duo, it has been an application that has passed without pain or glory and of which today nobody remembers, a pity.

No one remembers Google Duo

I imagine there will be users who use this application, however, the vast majority do not. We already tried the Google service and it gave us a bittersweet feeling, with that experience we took three factors that we thought would not work.

Logically it may be that some of them are not the reason for forgetting the application, however, we find these negative points so we want to share them with you. The first one is the mandatory use of the telephone number, I do not understand why this is due.

We already found other apps like Telegram that do not ask for the phone number, so it’s a minus point for the Google service. The second is the lack of web version, by God, if Telegram and WhatsApp have it, why not you?

In short, it would be much simpler and more practical for us to make video calls through our laptop or computer, even for business purposes, where it could work perfectly. And lastly, I have to say that it is not multi-device, yes friends, if we want to use the app in another device we will have to close the session first on the mobile, a whole odyssey.

Anyway, although almost nobody remembers her and has not had the expected success, we congratulate her from here. Happy Anniversary Google Duo!

And you, what do you think of Google Duo?

AMD Ryzen: Optimized energy saving plan to increase game performance

AMD Ryzen

AMD has released an adapted Windows 10 energy savings plan for Ryzen processors to increase its gaming performance. AMD processors of the Ryzen generation unfold a little more performance in games under Windows 10 by setting the “maximum power” energy savings profile instead of “balanced”. Therefore, AMD has hitherto recommended setting the energy saving profile “peak power” but then different energy saving techniques like CoreParking do not work, which in the end increases the power consumption.

AMD has now changed the “balanced” profile and adapted to the characteristics of the Ryzen processors. This is the result of a new blog entry by AMD manager Robert Hallock . The AMD profile thus reduces both the timing and the limit values ​​for P-state changes and deactivates core parking for frequently active cores. Consequently, the nuclei are less likely to sleep under load. AMD said the new profile will increase the image rate in games by up to 9 percent that is, approximately to the level of the “high-power” profile, mainly in processor-limited scenes.

Installation is not always easy

The energy profile can be downloaded as an “AMD Ryzen Balanced Power Plan” directly on the AMD website as a zip file ( direct download ). After unpacking, double-click the file Ryzen_Balanced_Power_Plan.ppkg and a short confirmation to install the profile. AMD plans to integrate the energy saver profile into the upcoming version of the AMD chipset drivers for Ryzen processors.

On Reddit, however, AMD confirmed shortly after the publication that there may be problems after the installation of the new energy profile. In these cases, the company recommends that users first delete the deployment package and the Ryzen energy saving plan and reinstall everything. But this does not seem to work for all users.