Thursday , January 18 2018

Android Wear 2.8 update includes new system-wide dark theme

Reddit The update was first spotted by some Huawei Watch 2 and Huawei Watch owners earlier today. Google is replacing the dark grey theme with an all-black theme. The new theme may be restricted to watches that have an AMOLED display. Android Wear may not be getting a ton of …

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Apple Health Data Is Being Used in a Murder Trial

Image: Apple In a German murder trial in which an Afghan refugee has been accused of rape and murder, health data from the refugee’s iPhone is being used by the prosecution as proof of murder. Hussein K admitted to raping and strangling 19-year-old medical student Maria Ladenburger in a park …

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15 best local multiplayer games for Android

Playing video games with other people is the best way to play video games. You get to share in the excitement, challenge your friends, and have fun together. Social gaming is relatively easy on Android. However, it’s a little more difficult if you want to play with a friend in …

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Honor View 10 gains face unlock, January security patch in new update

The update brings a number of new features including Face Unlock. It also includes the January security update and protection against the Meltdown security vulnerability. Users should see the update on their device by January 24. The Honor View 10 is getting a new update that brings several new features …

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Future Samsung phones might feature under-glass selfie cameras

A recently published patent shows a Samsung device with a near-100 percent screen-to-body ratio. To achieve this, the patent shows the selfie camera and other front-facing sensors placed under the glass. Images and videos, along with text, look to wrap around the holes that will accommodate the sensors. In the …

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Sunken Tanker Spawns Four Giant Oil Spills in East China Sea

A Chinese ship dousing the slick with dissolving chemicals. (Image: China’s Ministry of Transportation) It’s been four days since the Sanchi Iranian oil tanker sank in the East China Sea, and officials are carefully monitoring the ensuing spill, which has now spread into four distinct slicks. The toxic spill now …

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Should You Sell Your DNA on the Internet?

Image: ynse/Flickr In October 2017, Vadim Pushkarev, a Moscow-based lawyer, uploaded his genetic code to a new service called Zenome that promised him more than just information about his ancestry. This company was offering cryptocurrency. “23andMe sells your data to other companies,” Pushkarev told me. So, he reasoned, why shouldn’t …

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What new form factor could break the mold?

Let’s face it: the landscape of smartphone design has gotten pretty boring. About the only questions left in today’s smartphone design are “will there be glass on both sides?” and “how far will the camera bump stick out?” Exciting stuff, I know.  One could say smartphone design has peaked. In …

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Travis Kalanick Reportedly Squirmed in Shame Like a Sad Tiny Worm Before Ouster From Uber

Image: Getty Travis Kalanick groveled on the floor before Uber executives last February, according to a new in-depth report on the company co-founder’s fall. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the incident happened during a meeting in a San Francisco hotel where executives were hoping to prove to Kalanick that he was …

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