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Here’s Why WiFi Failure Makes You Frustrated

Moreover, they also found that as age increases, the level of frustration a person experiences decreases

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Do you get frustrated and angry when your WiFi connection stops working? It could be because of your personality, says a research.

The findings showed that when digital technology stops working, people with a fear of missing out (FOMO) — the anxiety that you are missing out a social experience others might be having while you are offline — or an internet addiction displays more extreme reactions.

People who were seen as being more neurotic and extroverted also had more extreme reactions to failures in digital technology.

“The more we use our devices, the more we get attached to them, so when they do not work, we tend to just go a little bit ‘crazy’ or just switch off and stop doing things altogether,” said lead researcher Lee Hadlington, psychologist at the De Montfort University in the UK.

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Why a WiFi failure makes you angry? Pixabay

For the study, published in the journal Heliyon, the team examined 630 participants aged 18 to 68.

 The fear of missing out, internet addiction, extroversion and neuroticism all have a significantly positive influence on maladaptive responses. This means the people most psychologically dependent on digital technology are most likely to have maladaptive responses when it goes wrong.

Maladaptive responses are not only unhelpful, they also have a detrimental impact on productivity and achieving goal, resulting in poor job performance, the researchers said.

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Moreover, they also found that as age increases, the level of frustration a person experiences decreases.

“If we can understand what leads individuals to react in certain ways, and why these differences occur, we can hopefully make sure that when digital technology does fail people are better supported and there are relevant signposts for them to follow to get help,” Hadlington noted. (IANS)

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Samsung Brings 40 ACs, Unveils ‘Wind-Free AC 2.0’ with Wi-Fi

Customers can also avail 10 per cent cashback on Wind-Free models and 5 per cent cashback on the premium Triple Inverter Series, said the company

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To get ahead in the fast-changing tech industry, Samsung said it will expand investment in burgeoning tech segments to propel growth. Wikimedia Commons

South Korean major Samsung on Thursday launched 40 conditioning models across price-range that include ‘Wind-Free AC 2.0’ with Wi-Fi capability that automatically goes into an energy-saving mode if does not detect any human presence for an hour.

Available in stores from this month, the new split AC range will start from Rs 35,990 and will go up to Rs 73,990.

“With our new range, we have ensured all those expectations are met. In addition, consumers also get Samsung’s best-in-class technology and the most trusted brand,” said Rajeev Bhutani, Senior Vice President, HVAC division, Consumer Electronics Business, Samsung India.

There are three Wind Free 2.0 models, for Rs 57,990, Rs 67,990 and Rs 73,990.

Customers opting for Wind-Free 2.0 AC will get an express installation service wherein the AC installation will be done within 4 hours from time of delivery.

The ‘Wind-Free’ 2.0 AC uses 23,000 micro-holes (from 21,000 in the previous version) to spread air evenly throughout the room, maintaining a comfortable level of coolness.

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Apple and Samsung are very big players, they can change scenarios for private sector manufacturing. LifetimeStock

The Wind-Free 2.0 enables users to control ACs with Smart Home App via Wi-Fi.

The product comes with 10 years of warranty on the compressor and features an energy-efficient Digital Inverter. The users can save up to 77 per cent energy as compared to the ‘Fast Cooling Mode’.

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Samsung’s 2020 AC line-up includes ACs across series like Premium Triple Inverter Series Inverter, Eco Inverter, On/Off and Window ACs.

The company has re-entered the On/Off AC segment with freshly designed split AC in 1 Ton and 1.5 Ton 3-star AC configurations.

Customers can also avail 10 per cent cashback on Wind-Free models and 5 per cent cashback on the premium Triple Inverter Series, said the company. (IANS)