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Satellites show warming is accelerating sea level rise

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According to their findings, in the past 25 years, sea levels have risen almost 3 inches. This has important implications for the coast: It is much harder to plan for and adapt to accelerating sea level rise than it is for seas rising at a constant rate. Read More »

Apple might bring Animoji to iPad and FaceTime in future iOS update

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Here's what's happening, and which apps are likely to be affected. In comparison, Google Inc.'s latest operating system, Android Oreo , which was released in August, is only on 1.1 percent of devices, while the older versions such as Nougat (28.5 percent), Marshmallow (28.1 percent) and Lollipop (24.6 percent) still make up the bulk of the devices. Read More »

Facebook launches 'Lists' to personalise status update box

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Examples of Facebook Lists include "Goals for the Year", "My Travel Wishlist", and "Things I need to get done". The feature is not yet broadly available, as it's a slow global rollout starting today, we understand. On top of this, Facebook's younger user base is also in decline. Over the course of 2017, eMarketer found some 2.8 million U.S. users under the age of 25 left the platform. Read More »

Instagram tests screenshot alerts for Stories

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The feature is also no different from the way that Snapchat already operates. Virtually every app redesign triggers a negative reaction from some users, as Facebook and Instagram have seen. But the Snapchat support team tweeted that "unofficial workarounds to change the way Snapchat looks are temporary and can result in getting permanently locked out of your account or losing Memories ". Read More »

Partial solar eclipse 2018

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That will be quickly followed by a total lunar eclipse from July 27 to 28 during which totality will last for 103 minutes. In a partial solar eclipse , the moon, Earth and Sun are not exactly lined up, but some part of the moon does cast a shadow on the sun's surface. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 might include stereo speakers and 3D emoji

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Last year, the rumor mill claimed that the Galaxy S8 would get an optical fingerprint reader. Samsung with its Android 8.0 Oreo based Experience 9.0 has already provided all these new emojis to their users. Vivo uses Synaptics' Clear ID FS9500 solution in its phone. The feature is powered by Apple's powerful A11 bionic chipset for rendering a flawless emoji aping the user's expression. Read More »

Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon X24, World's First 2Gbps LTE Modem

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Or really, anything close to it. We'll be sure to check it out for ourselves then to see if these theoretical speeds bear out in the real world. It expects the first devices to be powered by the chipset by the end of this year. And while most of us have marveled at the 10nm manufacturing process that is used for today's flagship smartphones, the Snapdragon X24 is built on a new 7nm FinFET process. Read More »

HTC smartphone business head resigns

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HTC's President for the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business Chialin Chang has resigned from his position. On the other hand, Chang's position with HTC was no longer as relevant as it used to be. As for the smartphone market of HTC, it has not completely ended its business. Last year's HTC U11 was a great device that we're excited to see a follow-up on, but details on when the HTC U12 will arrive are essentially unknown at this point. Read More »

Rocket launch a major step in space business

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After liftoff, the rocket's two side boosters touched down simultaneously on land , eliciting cheers and applause from the crowd of SpaceX employees gathered in the company's Hawthorne headquarters, as seen on the launch livestream. Craig Bailey/FLORIDA TODAY Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX , answers questions during a press conference following Tuesday's Falcon Heavy launch from Kennedy Space Center. Read More »

Rocket League RC Toy Set Announced from Hot Wheels and Psyonix

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Rocket League is definitely one of the more unrealistic games out there. The entire set is really something to behold. The game ball transmits an IR signal, so when the ball passes through the goal, the entire thing explodes. "We're thrilled to further our partnership with Hot Wheels and bring Rocket League to life with this upcoming toy set", Jeremy Dunham, Vice President of Publishing at Psyonix stated. Read More »

Google Chrome's Native Ad Blocker Detailed Ahead of Launch on Thursday

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Should a site receive a failing grade, Chrome will filter out adverts on that site, preventing pages from displaying them on that site. For a firm that relies heavily on advertising revenue, it might seem counter-intuitive to want to block ads; Google says that the goal of the ad filter isn't to filter all ads or even to filter any ads at all despite what the name implies. Read More »

BMW X4 SUV-coupe revealed, India-bound

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Prices have yet to be announced for the new BMW X4 , but it's likely to cost about the same as the outgoing model. Rear legroom has grown by 27mm, while the boot capacity is up to 525 litres - 25 litres more than in the current auto. This allows the auto to work with other devices, such as iPhones, Apple Watches, Android smartphones and the Amazon Alexa and Google Home personal assistants. Read More »

Instagram-Like Stories Coming to Google

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If AMP pages in general are anything to go by, and how Google treats them, publishers will need to embrace the format if they want to stay high up in those results. Considering the users Google's search engine sustains, it's possible AMP Stories might just take off. The "AMP" part comes from the Accelerated Mobile Pages project, a standard for websites that is meant to assist page loading on the mobile screens and to make it much faster. Read More »

Nokia flogged more Android smartphones than HTC, Google and OnePlus in Q4

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A new update has started rolling out but it doesn't bring the awaited OS upgrade. The update comes days after Google formally released the February Android security patch for compatible Pixel and Nexus devices. To recall, Nokia 6 (2018 ) comes with a 5.5-inch full HD with a screen resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and 2.5d curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Read More »

Google planning to embrace the notch with the next iteration of Android

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The iPhone X has popularized the "notch" for bezel-less smartphones. Unfortunately, given the historically fragmented nature of Android development, it's unlikely that most Android devices (unless they have the phrase "Google Pixel" in their name) on the market today will actually get Android P updates. Read More »

Unilever threatens to pull advertising from social networks

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Weed oversees an annual budget of €7.7bn (£6.8bn) for promoting Unilever's well-known household brands that include Lynx, Dove, PG Tips and Marmite . Weed and Unilever didn't cite names in the advance billing of his remarks, but most of the biggest social platforms with the possible exception of Pinterest have come under fire in the past year on social-division and child-safety issues. Read More »

Sunday Snow Totals Throughout the Chicago Space

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The storm could drop up to 14 inches (36 cm) of snow in some areas, the National Weather Service said. Eight inches were reported in parts of northern IL and in New Carlisle in northern Indiana. Meteorologist Heather Orow in Grand Rapids, Mich., said Friday morning the storm is "generally going to be an issue for travel". The weather service advised drivers to use caution while traveling on snow-covered roads with limited visibilities. Read More »

CCI slaps Google with Rs 136.86 crore fine for 'search bias'

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ET was first to report CCI's probe against Google in August 2015. Thanks to its dominant position in the internet search industry; Google is no stranger to antitrust laws aimed at monopolistic practices. "However, our contention is to ensure that Google does not abuse its scale and other advantages to the detriment to the Indian Internet ecosystem and ultimately customers", Janakiraman said. Read More »

Everything Xiaomi India is launching on February 14

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All in all, Xiaomi did not confirm that the Redmi Note 5 will arrive on February 14, but the company did tease devices from the Redmi 5 series, so either the company will introduce the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus , or the Redmi 5 and the Redmi Note 5 will drop, either way, we're only two days away from finding out. Read More »

NASA breaks record for pictures taken farthest from Earth

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In so doing, they also broke a record that had stood untouched since 1990, when the Voyager 1 spacecraft sent back a final glimpse of Earth before its cameras went dark. New Horizons is sleeping now, resting up for its next big adventure. NASA says there are plans for New Horizons to make flyby investigations of some two dozen objects, like "dwarf planets and 'Centaurs, ' former [Kuiper Belt objects] in unstable orbits that cross the orbits of the giant planets". Read More »

Researchers develop new malleable, recyclable e-skin

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The same concept can be applied to prosthetics: When an artificial limb is wrapped in e-skin, it can theoretically sense when something is too hot or too cold, or if more or less pressure needs to be exerted on an object. Xiao added that, "For robotics, it might not be very necessary to integrate e-skins with industrial robots to provide sensing capabilities at this point". Read More »

Over 55s flock to Facebook as teenagers leave in droves for Snapchat

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Fewer people aged between 12 and 24 are regularly logging into Facebook, eMarketer's upcoming report on United Kingdom digital users will show later this month. In 2018, close to 43 percent of United Kingdom social network users will log onto Snapchat , that's more than double its penetration rate from three years ago. Read More »

Trump Administration Plans To Privatize International Space Station

As the Post notes, the station is no stranger to private industry; Boeing now operates it at a cost of $3 to $4 billion a year. The supposed plan would end federal funding of the ISS in 2025, at which point a transition would occur in which the private sector would take over ISS ownership and operations. Read More »

Full range of Samsung Galaxy S9 official cases leak

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Those of you who already own a DeX dock for one of your Samsung devices is well acquainted with the objective of the accessory , as it allows you to essentially put Android in a desktop environment. The DeX Pad is not almost as cool-looking as the DeX Station . The second image showing the Galaxy S9 mounted on the DeX Pad, also shows the handset to sport a 3.5mm headphone jack . Read More »

After Shutdown, Trump Pushes for more Republicans in Congress

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In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. "Costs on non-military lines will never come down if we do not elect more Republicans in the 2018 Election, and beyond", he "This Bill is a BIG VICTORY for our Military, but much waste in order to get Dem votes". Read More »

WhatsApp Payments debuts in India - sort of

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According to commentators, the official launch of the feature would likely boost digital payments in India, considering the popularity of WhatsApp, but the competition for digital wallets is also likely to increase. Paytm has 180 million users in the country, while Google Tez , another UPI-based payment application, crossed 12 million users in India previous year. Read More »

Abe takes up nuclear issue in chat with N Korean ceremonial leader

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The Koreas could potentially talk about a South Korean special envoy meeting Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang or even a summit between Moon and Kim. North Korea has been accused of involvement in a number of cyber incidents, including WannaCry - although it has slammed that accusation as "absurd". Read More »

What will happen to Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster in space?

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The adjusted loss eliminates one-time expenses, including stock-based compensation. Annual revenue increased 68 percent to $11.8 billion. Musk is a masterful marketer, and the red ink may not stem investors' excitement. "Musk's message is a bit ambiguous", Rob Weryk, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, said in an email. This is an increase of 33 percent compared to a year ago but still not enough to keep the company above water. Read More »

Canadian PM Trudeau meets with Gov. Brown

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Trudeau, who is on a four-day trip to the US, will travel about 40 miles to visit Los Angeles on Friday. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, and is expected to discuss matters such a political and trade ties between California and Canada. Read More »

EHang 184 passenger drone makes first public flight in China

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A Chinese maker of aerial vehicles, Ehang, based in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, conducted test flights of its autonomous aerial vehicle, or AAV, on Tuesday. Further testing and improvements are still needed before the EHANG 184 is ready for prime time. The new drone will go through further enhancements, with a focus on improving passenger experience and adding an optional manual control. Read More »

VLC 3.0 released: Chromecast, 8K, HDR, Android PiP, iPhone X optimization

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VLC 3.0 also supports up to 8K 360-degree video formats, along with 3D audio to enhance the experience. It's no wonder VLC 3.0 is an update geared towards the feature and created to offer the best value for their longtime users. With Chromecast support, users can stream media directly on a television. So VLC has to be a http server like youtube.com, and provide the video in a Chromecast compatible format. Read More »

TinyBuild Will Reveal Six New Switch Games Via Live Stream Tomorrow

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Nintendo Switch owners will soon be able to use their My Nintendo Gold Points to buy digital games and content for the hybrid console. You'll earn gold points worth 5% of the amount you pay. They include Dragon Quest Builders , which is a sandbox adventure that allows you to craft different objects to rebuild the world of Alefgard. Next week, Nintendo is set to release Owlboy , Xeodrifter, The Longest Five Minutes, Fe, and Bayonetta 2 . Read More »