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Author: 0 Gmail Go for low-end devices arrives on Google Play

What's unlikely to change much is Android's nagging problem: Most of the billion-plus Android devices globally run outdated versions of the operating system, exposing security holes and holding back Google's newest mobile innovations. Google is already working with several smartphone manufacturers in India to bring 1GB RAM phones with Android Go - an operating system designed for entry-level devices.

Science Uber Fourth-Quarter Loss Drops to $1.1B
Author: 0 Uber Fourth-Quarter Loss Drops to $1.1B

It is important to note Uber's larger global footprint here, meaning the company may be making up for lost ground in the U.S. in other territories. However, the ride-hailing business posted a loss of $4.5 billion. However, in the fourth quarter, which was CEO first full period at the helm, Uber's loss narrowed to $1.1 billion from $1.46 billion in the third quarter.

Science Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Hands-on
Author: 0 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Hands-on

The Redmi Note 5 smartphone is the India Variant of Redmi 5 plus smartphone while the Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone is the newer one. The price of the Redmi Note 5 is especially reasonable, compared to the Redmi Note 4 which is now priced at Rs 10,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant.

Science Missing 4-year-old SC girl rescued by police, suspect arrested
Author: 0 Missing 4-year-old SC girl rescued by police, suspect arrested

Heidi was last seen wearing pink trousers and blue shirt, police said. Hours later, her kidnapper, 37-year-old Thomas Lawton Evans, was caught in Mississippi. Taylor said the mother described her attacker as possibly Hispanic, skinny, 25 to 30 years old with short hair and dressed in all gray. SC police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation described the suspect as an "unwanted visitor".

Science The Evil Within 2 gets first-person mode
Author: 0 The Evil Within 2 gets first-person mode

While previously the game could only be played from the third-person camera view, players can now get close and personal in first person mode. Players were immediately able to discover the feature once the game released. Those who already have The Evil Within 2 can check off the first-person option in the menu, and this can be changed at any point in the game. Producer Shinsaku Ohara shared his thoughts about the process and challenges of bringing a first-person perspective to a ...

Science Sea of Thieves Stress Tests Happening This Month
Author: 0 Sea of Thieves Stress Tests Happening This Month

This test is specifically created to stress servers and test some of the networking changes made since the recent closed beta. The studio has informed GamesBeat that it is launching another round of beta tests this weekend in order to see exactly how many scurvy curs (players) its servers can handle for the always-online high-seas adventure before its March 20 release on PC and Xbox One .

Science Intel Drone Show That Never Happened
Author: 0 Intel Drone Show That Never Happened

The synchronized flight of 1,218 Intel Shooting Star drones broke Intel's previous record of 500 drones , flown simultaneously in Germany in 2016. There might be an asterisk in the record book, however: The show didn't actually take place at today's opening ceremony for the PyeongChang Olympics in South Korea.

Science Kejriwal's Govt 'Flop' on every front: Maken
Author: 0 Kejriwal's Govt 'Flop' on every front: Maken

Kejriwal. The Chief Minister said to control pollution, landscaping would be done on vacant land on both sides of the roads by planting grass and trees so that the dust would not rise in the air. The AAP had also faced mutiny in last one year. He also said 900 "mohalla clinics" would be set up soon and 120 polyclinics would be ready in some months.

Science Helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon, killing three vacationers
Author: 0 Helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon, killing three vacationers

Jason Hill, 32, a corporate lawyer at the Milton Keynes office of national firm Shoosmiths , was one of three people who died in the Arizona crash on Saturday. She said: 'I also love to travel the world and explore what is out there beyond good old Worthing. Three other Britons were injured in the crash on Saturday.

Science Facebook Broke German Privacy Laws, Court Rules
Author: 0 Facebook Broke German Privacy Laws, Court Rules

The main issues brought were regarding how it tracks which sites sites its users access; its app, which had a pre-activated service that revealed an user's location to the person they chatted with; and default settings permitted search engines to link to the user's timeline making it easier to find an user's profile.

Science Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'Great results' after cancer surgery
Author: 0 Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'Great results' after cancer surgery

Julia Louis-Dreyfus broke her silence following a surgery she underwent to remove her breast cancer-and, naturally, it wasn't without her usual sense of humor. "So honored to win. How was the chicken?" Julia Louis-Dreyfus is cursing out cancer. It will be awhile until then, though, as the show is still on hiatus.

Science Google Hires Samsung's Former Head Of Bixby
Author: 0 Google Hires Samsung's Former Head Of Bixby

According to a report published on Tuesday, former Samsung Chief Technical Officer Injong Rhee is getting ready to join Google as an entrepreneur-in-residence. During that time, he has effectively coordinated a series of milestone projects such as Samsung Knox , the company's enterprise security platform; Samsung Pay , its mobile payment system, and Bixby, the company's digital assistant.

Science Skype security bug requires major rewrite
Author: 0 Skype security bug requires major rewrite

Kanthak said: "An unprivileged (local) user who is able to place UXTheme.dll or any of the other DLLs loaded by the vulnerable executable in '%SystemRoot%\Temp\' gains escalation of privilege to the SYSTEM account". The company was able to reproduce the issue on their own computers. Essentially, that means that an attacker exploiting the flaw could takeover a user's PC, downloading files, tapping passwords and leaving behind backdoors and other malware.

Science Snapchat redesign is bad: How to go back
Author: 0 Snapchat redesign is bad: How to go back

In this particular instance, the idea is for users to stay on the old version of Snapchat , before it was redesigned. Last week, Snapchat reported quarterly sales and user growth that topped Wall Street's expectations. Go to settings and turn off the "automatically update" option. Announced last November , Snapchat's new look has been described by Snap as a concerted effort to separate "the social from the media".

Science Apple Homepod fix costs nearly as much as a new speaker itself
Author: 0 Apple Homepod fix costs nearly as much as a new speaker itself

Apple's first foray into smart speakers is officially here. One thing the tap controls won't let you do it mute the HomePod . A speaker's sound largely depends on the room in which it's placed. Siri will also not let you turn up the volume so you can take the speakers to a sound level where you can hear how bad it is. The same turned out to be true for my security cameras, my smart switches, and actually all of the other smart home devices I have.

Science Alexa is about to get a lot snappier
Author: 0 Alexa is about to get a lot snappier

Amazon is keen on using its in-house devices to improve and deepen its relationship with customers, so it would make sense for it to enable more efficient power usage options and enhance portability with the technology in Blink products.

Science Sea level rise is speeding up, scientists confirm
Author: 0 Sea level rise is speeding up, scientists confirm

Provided the huge alterations we are observing in the ice sheets today, that is not likely. The rate of global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data.

Science IOS 12 will finally make 'Peace' with customers
Author: 0 IOS 12 will finally make 'Peace' with customers

After years of annually rolling out flashy new features and capabilities for its mobile operating system - think Animojis , FaceID, virtual reality, redesigned lock screens, and an ever-smarter Siri - Apple is dialing down its style ambitions to focus on substance, in particular, bug-free software.

Science Facebook Introduces New 'Lists' Feature For Status Updates
Author: 0 Facebook Introduces New 'Lists' Feature For Status Updates

The feature has reportedly started to rollout slowly, and is expected to be available globally in the coming days. FACEBOOK is launching a controversial new feature that will let friends share their to-do lists in your News Feed . Earlier this week, eMarketer released a report predicting that two million young people will stop using Facebook this year , and instead turn towards Snapchat and Instagram.

Science Snapchat finally gives creators analytics
Author: 0 Snapchat finally gives creators analytics

Expectations for Snapchat's future tumbled with its stock price after an initial public offering previous year, mainly over doubts that Snapchat could compete against Instagram , but last week, Snap reported a 72 percent rise in quarterly revenue that beat analysts' forecasts and re-ignited confidence.

Science Play 'Rocket League' IRL with a Hot Wheels RC vehicle kit
Author: 0 Play 'Rocket League' IRL with a Hot Wheels RC vehicle kit

Hopefully this version will allow PlayStation 4 owners to play with everybody else, but we can't be sure. Hopefully there'll be additional cars to purchase, so players can get a four-on-four battle going. The game has become so popular, it will now have its own toy set revealed by Hot Wheels . But that's just the beginning of what we have planned. The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC RIvals Set costs a pretty steep $179.99 and will be out in stores Holiday 2018.

Author: 0 NASA Observatory Captures Solar Eclipse In Space

But for astronomy enthusiasts, there is another celestial event happening this week. Much to the delight of the skywatchers, the world will get to witness the second eclipse of the season - a partial solar eclipse or Aanshik Surya Grahan on February 15, 2018.

Science Samsung Galaxy S9 to get stereo speakers and 3D emoji
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9 to get stereo speakers and 3D emoji

Judging from these two samples alone, the Galaxy S9 seems to have a way better dynamic range reproduction than its predecessor as well as better detail rendition to the point where it could be considered vastly oversharpened. And while we don't know how good they'll sound just yet, anything's better than what the S8 now spits out which, by the way, isn't much. This is especially important in 2018, as new competitors like the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL use twin speakers that ...

Science Qualcomm's new 2Gbps LTE modem is an important step toward 5G
Author: 0 Qualcomm's new 2Gbps LTE modem is an important step toward 5G

Well , Qualcomm is targeting the Snapdragon X24 LTE as a form of gateway drug into 5G, offering speeds the next-generation mobile broadband looks to offer but on 4G. Qualcomm's X24 modem can reach speeds of 2 Gbps or about half the maximum speed of its current 5G modem . The Snapdragon X24 supports up to seven carrier aggregation (topping things like Samsung's latest Exynos chipsets , which supported six carrier aggregation) and 4x4 MIMO antenna arrays on up to five aggregated LTE ...

Science Head of HTC's smartphone division resigns
Author: 0 Head of HTC's smartphone division resigns

Chang is leaving HTC effective immediately, and as such, his duties and responsibilities now fall entirely on the shoulders of CEO and Chairwoman Cher Wang. As The Verge points out, Chang was also one of the last remaining high-level executive not to already departed the company. "We thank him for his dedication to the company for the last six years and wish him well in his future endeavors".

Science Rocket launch a major step in space business
Author: 0 Rocket launch a major step in space business

Those drone ships are called "Of Course I Still Love You" and "Just Read The Instructions ". SpaceX's rockets tend to get all the attention, especially after last week's history-making Falcon Heavy launch . SpaceX already has one floating platform for the Atlantic Ocean and another for the Pacific Ocean. Musk claimed that Ellison's numbers were based on flawed underlying data and that even if they weren't, the Falcon Heavy cost substantially less than the competition.

Science This is the all-new second-generation BMW X4 coupe-SUV
Author: 0 This is the all-new second-generation BMW X4 coupe-SUV

BMW slightly revised the exterior of the X4 and stretched the dimensions, similar to the X3 that was new for a year ago. There are two more powerful options on offer, both using a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine. The anniversary vehicle, a BMW X4 xDrive20d (combined fuel consumption: 5.6 - 5.4 l/100 km; combined Carbon dioxide emissions: 149 - 142 g/km) in the paint finish Alpine White metallic, will be delivered to a customer in Asia.

Science Google Launches AMP Stories To Bring The 'Story' Format To Mobile Web
Author: 0 Google Launches AMP Stories To Bring The 'Story' Format To Mobile Web

While AMP isn't everyone's cup of tea, with Google acting as the intermediary in between publishers and end users, the speed at which content is delivered can't be argued. Specifically, it will help make sure the content is up-to-date and relevant, the post said , but also that users will be able to interact with that content more readily.

Science Nokia 8 gets better with Android 8.1 Oreo
Author: 0 Nokia 8 gets better with Android 8.1 Oreo

However, Nokia's strength really shines when you realize that it's the leading feature phone manufacturer globally and in most European and Middle-Eastern markets which is certainly helping drive those numbers up. If you take a closer look at the device , you will notice some interesting accents around the phone's dual camera setup, while its frame color also differs from the rest of the phone, though only when it comes to non-black variants of this concept phone.

Science The Next Version of Android Will Support iPhone X-Like Notches
Author: 0 The Next Version of Android Will Support iPhone X-Like Notches

Another big issue for many, battery life, is also said to be getting improvements in the next iteration of the Android OS. Google will therefore adapt Android to take into account screen designs that incorporate a notch. Google embracing the notch could lead to its OEM partners further tweaking their own software and not letting notches come to all phones. The new OS is said to be "dramatically redesigned" and accommodating a notch will help OEMs incorporate new features.

Science Unilever threatens to remove advertising on Google and Facebook
Author: 0 Unilever threatens to remove advertising on Google and Facebook

Unilever might stop advertising on digital platforms like Facebook and Google . Unilever, the company behind brands such as Dove soap, Hellman's mayonnaise, Knorr and Lipton Tea, is now seeking to slash its advertising budget by producing fewer, lower budget commercials.