Microsoft keyboards to come with new office,emoji keys

San Francisco: Tech giant Microsoft is planning to launch a new Ergonomic and a slim Bluetooth keyboard with dedicated shortcut keys for Office and Windows 10s emoji menu.

Both keyboards are up for pre-order and will start shipping from October 15.

The Microsoft Ergonomic keyboard is priced at $59.99, and includes a fabric palm rest and is wired to a PC via a USB port. Microsoft’s smaller Bluetooth keyboard is priced at $49.99, and it has Bluetooth 5.0 support with up to three years of battery life, the Verge reported on Friday.
The Office key will replace the right-hand Windows key, and can also be used with various letters to directly open apps in Office.

While the emoji key sits to the right of the Office key.

The Bluetooth keyboard has a wireless range of up to 33 feet and is compatible with Windows 8.1 and 10.

The Ergonomic keyboard is a split keyboard and houses and a range of shortcut keys including media controls.

It is compatible with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, but the Office and emoji keys won’t work without Windows 10.

Google remember Bengali poet-reformer kamini roy

Kolkata: Google on Saturday paid homage to Bengali poet-reformer and India’s first woman honours graduate Kamini Roy, on the 155th birth anniversary of the leading campaigner of voting rights for women.

Roy, one of the first girls in British India to attend school, was born on October 12, 1864 at Basanda village in then Bakergunj district of undivided Bengal – an area now part of neighbouring Bangladesh’s Barisal district.

She hailed from an elite Bengali Brahmo Samaj family, with her father Chandi Charan Sen, a judge and a writer, instilling in her a passion for reading and logical reasoning.

In 1886 Roy obtained the Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating from Bethune College with Sanskrit honours – the first Indian to achieve the feat, and was immediately appointed as a teacher there. She taught at Bethune College till 1894.

A feminist, Roy idolised Abala Bose and became a proponent of women’s rights activist, and campaigned with vigour for ensuring the fundamental right to vote for women in Bengal.

She was also a member of the Female Labour Investigation Commission (1922-23).

A noted poet, Roy started composing poems from an early age. Her first book of poems “Alo o Chhaya” was published in 1889. She also came up with a number of other books of children’s poems, sonnets, plays and essays, and presided over the literary section of the Bengal Literary Conference in 1930, besides working as vice president of the Bangiya Sahitya Parishad (1932-33)

In 1929, Calcutta University bestowed on her the prestigious Jagattarini Medal in recognition of her contribution to Bangla literature.

She passed away in 1933.

WhatsApp now back on Google play store

San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Saturday confirmed that the app was now back on the Google App store after its sudden disappearance.

New users’ can download the app on Android phones by just typing WhatsApp on the search box of Google Play Store

Unfortunately, the reason for the short absence remains unclear.

Users on Friday reported that the Facebook-owned instant chat messenger app disappeared from the Google Play Store.

Due to the sudden disappearance, those who were looking to join WhatsApp for the first time were not able to install it via the Play Store.

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