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New emojis for iPhone and Android phones delayed due to Covid-19

New emojis for iPhone and Android phones delayed due to Covid-19

Instead, they come from an organization known as The Unicode Consortium , which mandates the standards that ensure that not only Emoji, but all other characters work properly across a world of differ...

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hands-on: the better folding smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hands-on: the better folding smartphone

It started taking preorders for its new flagship smartphone series Galaxy S20 the same day. Be sure to check into Phandroid.com for our full Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review. Samsung has lowered the...

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Abbott upbeat about victory in coronavirus battle

Abbott upbeat about victory in coronavirus battle

In his press conference Friday afternoon, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he was signing an executive order next week that will provide guidelines for businesses to re-open. The new online website...

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Novel Bluetooth contact tracing app for COVID-19 protects privacy

Novel Bluetooth contact tracing app for COVID-19 protects privacy

It utilizes short-range Bluetooth "chirps" emitted by smartphones. Ron Rivest, MIT Institute Professor and principal investigator of the project, says that the strength of the project lies in its ...

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Google expands its conversational Duplex AI to the UK, Australia and Canada

Google expands its conversational Duplex AI to the UK, Australia and Canada

In addition to EE. Google Assistant's Duplex technology was a massive hit when it was first introduced to the world back in 2018. While Google Duplex , the company's AI-powered and Google Assista...

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PlayStation Plus Members Get a Free Final Fantasy 7 Remake Theme

PlayStation Plus Members Get a Free Final Fantasy 7 Remake Theme

But, there's another crucial detail in that trailer: the gameplay was captured on PC, according to an on-screen label. Square Enix had to make some changes to the release of the game due to disrupti...

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IOS 14 ‘Clips’ feature will let you try apps before downloading them

The feature is referenced internally as the "Clips" API - not to be confused with Apple's video editing app of the same name. Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today publishe...

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COVID-19 fight: Apple, Google team up to track spread of virus

COVID-19 fight: Apple, Google team up to track spread of virus

While Apple and Google's entry into the field is important, Bluetooth-based contact tracing isn't particularly new at this point. Phones within about 2m can record anonymous information about en...

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Facebook for iOS Getting 'Quiet Mode' to Mute Push Notifications

Facebook for iOS Getting 'Quiet Mode' to Mute Push Notifications

This is similar to Apple's Screen Time, but for Facebook, you would even see a warning when you try to open the app. Facebook is rolling out a new feature in its iOS app that lets users temporaril...

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Google could be dropping the Hangouts branding

Google could be dropping the Hangouts branding

That is about to change soon as well. "The growth comes in an increasingly important area for Google parent Alphabet, which disclosed cloud revenue, including from G Suite, for the first time in Feb...

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Foxconn to manufacture fans at its Wisconsin plant

Foxconn to manufacture fans at its Wisconsin plant

Foxconn affirmed the partnership in an announcement on Wednesday but didn't state where and when it'll be creating the medical gear. Spokesperson of the company, Evelyn Tsai, said the production will ...

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Google Stadia is finally free - how to try it now

Google Stadia is finally free - how to try it now

Any Google Stadia games you purchase are yours forever. "We're facing some of the most challenging times in recent memory", Stadia GM Phil Harrison says in the announcement . There's no require...

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Coronavirus just canceled the world's biggest phone show

South Korea's LG Electronics , China's Vivo , and Japan's Sony and wireless carrier NTT Docomo had also dropped out of the show prior to the announcement. Shortly before the official cancellatio...

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Google And YouTube Bans 5G Coronavirus Ads On The Platform

Google And YouTube Bans 5G Coronavirus Ads On The Platform

Full Fact's first debunking of the theory relied on a Facebook post which claimed Wuhan, China - where the coronavirus originated late past year - is also where 5G began to rollout. But the com...

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Video subscription service Quibi racks up 300,000 downloads on day 1

Video subscription service Quibi racks up 300,000 downloads on day 1

This works thanks to a feature called Turnstyle, which lets you rotate your phone 90 degrees for a seamless transition, so you can watch a show from a different angle, as Quibi shows are shot fo...

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Google's new keyboard helps Android users type in braille

Google's new keyboard helps Android users type in braille

Getting started with this keyboard appears to be no easy task, according to these directions . Google has launched a new keyboard for Android users: A braille keyboard . TalkBack will need to...

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Top EU scientist quits over inadequate response to the coronavirus

Top EU scientist quits over inadequate response to the coronavirus

He complained about running into institutional and political obstacles as he sought to set up a scientific program to combat the virus. "Mr Ferrari's recent proposal to deviate from the ERC's research...

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Google Pixel 4a Retail Packaging Surfaces Online, Reveals Design

Google Pixel 4a Retail Packaging Surfaces Online, Reveals Design

The box has a plain white design and it shows the upper-mid portion of the Pixel 4a . Thanks to the leaks and images, we now know what the packaging and the design look like. We often also see some g...

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This Is the First Camera Sample of Microsoft's Surface Duo Android Phone

This Is the First Camera Sample of Microsoft's Surface Duo Android Phone

The dual-screen Surface Neo and Windows 10X won't be released in 2020, according to a ZDNet report citing unnamed sources. But over time it became clear that Windows 10X isn't just for devices...

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Microsoft To Bring Full

Microsoft To Bring Full "Linux File Integration" To Windows 10 File Explorer

Previously, users would have to open up their Linux distro, make sure the current folder was in their Linux home directory, then type "explorer.exe" to open a File Explorer window containing their Lin...

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LG May Announce The G Series Replacement On May 15

There's still no agreement on what the brand-new LG line will certainly be called yet according to recently's report, we can see the old Chocolate line pick up. It's possible that the new LG phone w...

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LG Reveals New Design Language for Upcoming Smartphone

LG Reveals New Design Language for Upcoming Smartphone

In an official blog post, LG reveals that it's switching up its smartphone design (it will no longer be bland) and has picked a "minimalist" design for its upcoming smartphone. The idea behind the 3D...

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Yes, Please: 120Hz Refresh Rate at WQHD

Yes, Please: 120Hz Refresh Rate at WQHD

Not only that but only one of the exclusive Samsung phones is something consumers can actually get at the moment. Extensive leaks are inevitable ahead of the Galaxy Fold 2's launch , but thanks t...

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Cellphone towers attacked as conspiracy theory connecting 5G and coronavirus gains steam

Cellphone towers attacked as conspiracy theory connecting 5G and coronavirus gains steam

The misinformed linking of 5G technology and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has already proven harmful as a few days ago, United Kingdom carriers were faced with notable infrastructure damages to ...

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Racing game Forza Street to come out on iOS and Android

Racing game Forza Street to come out on iOS and Android

If you are not familiar with this project yet, then do not rejoice ahead of time. Forza Street is meant for both serious gamers looking to build up a long story-driven campaign as well as casual p...

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AMD and Nvidia join the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium

AMD and Nvidia join the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium

The goal of the consortium, which was formed two weeks ago, is to expedite research on ways to detect, treat and contain COVID-19, which has taken more than 70,000 lives across the world and drastica...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

Johnson, who tested positive almost two weeks ago, was taken to St Thomas' hospital in central London on Sunday evening as he had a persistent high temperature and cough, but his condition deteriorate...

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Economic aid package offers support to small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Economic aid package offers support to small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Known as the Paycheck Protection Program , it's created to get cash in the hands of struggling small businesses and incentivize them to keep staff on payroll, or re-hire workers who have already been...

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PS5 DualSense Controller Revealed With Built-in Mics, Create Button

PS5 DualSense Controller Revealed With Built-in Mics, Create Button

Named "DualSense", Sony's latest controller is set to evolve how players interact with their games. While it's not a full PS5 reveal , the DualSense's design and color scheme give strong hints fo...

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Head of EU's top science body resigns over frustration in coronavirus response

Head of EU's top science body resigns over frustration in coronavirus response

Professor Mauro Ferrari , president of the European Research Council (ERC), claimed red tape and internal politics hindered his ability to take swift and comprehensive action against the pandemic. Th...

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Microsoft to discuss Xbox Series X specs and games tomorrow

Microsoft to discuss Xbox Series X specs and games tomorrow

You're a kid who's been shrunk to insect size, and must survive the horrors of your now-massive backyard, as you look for a way to get back to normal size. Which of these features sounds most useful t...

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Facebook brings a dedicated chat app for couples: Details here

Facebook brings a dedicated chat app for couples: Details here

Tuned is built by the NPE Team, from Facebook. It's all presented in a stylistically unique, scrapbook-like way, so that it doesn't feel like yet another sterile messaging app. It has launched a dati...

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Things keep getting worse for The Last of Us Part 2

Things keep getting worse for The Last of Us Part 2

Both games were due to release for PS4 in May, with The Last of Us 2 due for release on May 29 and Iron Man VR due to release on May 15. Speaking in a new interview with the Official PlayStation ...

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GSMA debates canceling MWC as telecoms pull out

GSMA debates canceling MWC as telecoms pull out

Organizers had sought to hold out against growing pressure to cancel Mobile World Congress , an annual tech extravaganza that had been expected to draw more than 100,000 visitors from about 200 cou...

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Apple set to acquire NextVR

Apple set to acquire NextVR

Though Apple has not yet closed the acquisition or confirmed its plans to purchase NextVR, 9to5Mac says that a shell company formed this year that's believed to be Apple is hiring most of the engine...

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