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Gmail for Android is Getting a Dark Mode

Whether 2019 turns out to be the year of foldable phones or not (it sure looks like it won’t), it definitely is turning out to be the year of the dark mode, with both Google, and Apple embracing dark modes ...

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Two Earth-like planets discovered around dwarf star

Scientists have discovered two new Earth-like planets around one of the closest stars within our galactic neighbourhood. The planets are located only 12.5 light years away orbiting the Teegarden star — a red dwarf in the direction of the constellation ...

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Microsoft launches cloud services in UAE

Dubai: Microsoft on Wednesday will launch two regional cloud services from its new data centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to Sayed Hashish, general manager for Microsoft Gulf. The data centers were announced last year. Microsoft joins a growing ...

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Govt asks WhatsApp to fingerprint messages for traceability: Report

The government has asked Facebook-owned WhatsApp to digitally fingerprint messages shared on the platform to aid traceability, according to a report by The Economic Times. The government wants WhatsApp to be able to trace the origins of messages, without breaking ...

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Adobe is training AI to detect of an image is photoshopped

University of California, Berkeley, have trained Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect facial manipulation in images edited using the Photoshop software. At a time when deepfake visual content is getting commoner and more deceptive, the decision is also intended to make ...

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India to have its own space station: ISRO

India plans to have its own space station, and modalities for it will be worked out after the first manned mission, Gaganyaan, scheduled for August 2022, K. Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), said on Thursday. “We ...

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Files by Google is getting a dark theme in its latest beta

Dark mode is one of the biggest new features of Android Q. It was requested by Android enthusiasts for many years, and Google finally included it in the next version of Android. Since then, many Google applications have adopted a ...

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WhatsApp will soon sue you if you violate its terms of use

WhatsApp, over the course of past one year, has faced a lot of flak for being unable to contain the spread of bulk and misleading messages on its platfom. The company so far has relied on its system to ban ...

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Manipur man detects WhatsApp bug, enters Facebook ‘Hall of Fame’

Facebook has honoured a Manipuri man for discovering a WhatsApp bug that violated the privacy of a user. Zonel Sougaijam, a 22-year-old civil engineer, said that the social media giant awarded $5000 to him and also included him in the ...

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US newspapers struggle but Google made $4.7bn from news in 2018: Report

As small and medium newspapers shut shop and big media houses handed over pink slips to journalists worldwide, Google alone made a whopping $4.7 billion from its Search and Google News in 2018 — nearly as much as the entire ...

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Google Maps rolling out on-screen speedometer in driving navigation to some regions

Google Maps has gradually improved its capabilities to the point where it’s now considered by many to be the best maps and navigation service available. Installed by default on most Android smartphones, Google Maps got a big boost with Google’s ...

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China launches rocket from ship at sea for first time

BEIJING:  China successfully launched a rocket from a ship at sea for the first time on Wednesday, state media reported, the latest step forward in its ambitious space programme. The Long March 11 rocket blasted off from a platform on ...

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Apple bumps the App Store cell connection download cap up to 200 MB

Good news: Apple now allows you to download bigger apps over a cellular connection than it used to. Bad news: there’s still a cap, and you still can’t bypass it. As noticed by 9to5Mac, the iOS App Store now lets ...

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TRA issues clarification on impact of Huawei ban on UAE consumers

Dubai: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is assuring consumers in the UAE that they will be able to continue using their Huawei devices amid efforts by the US government to blacklist the Chinese company. In a statement issued late Thursday, ...

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