Google Finds a Fascinating Use for Apple’s iPhone 3D Touch Display

Google rolled out what appeared to be a rather insignificant update to its marquee Search app on Apple’s iOS platform earlier this week. But it has since become clear that with the update Google app boasts of a new playful feature, which makes the maximum out of iPhone’s 3D Touch capability. Version 12 of the Google app (aka Google Search app) for iOS comes with a feature called “I’m feeling…

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Nasa’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory Spots Spectacular Jet in Faraway Galaxy

New images taken from Nasa’s Chandra X-ray Observatory show a spectacular jet that emanates from a black hole in the centre of the galaxy and extends across 300,000 years toward a brilliant hotspot and a counter jet pointing in the opposite direction. The Pictor A galaxy is located nearly 500 million light years from Earth and contains a supermassive black hole at its centre. A huge amount of gravitational energy…

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Sony Xperia C6 render may have given us a glimpse before Primetime

Sony has a lot of ground to make up with their smartphone division this year, and we’ve seen plenty of rumors roll in regarding its 2016 lineup. The Sony Xperia C6 will be one of the smartphones the company unleashes, and it may arrive with a slick new style. Sony has always produced good looking smartphones, it’s one thing most folks won’t even bother to debate. That said, incremental upgrades…

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Samsung Gear 360 VR Camera Tipped to Launch Alongside Galaxy S7 at MWC

Samsung recently confirmed its “Galaxy Unpacked 2016” event for February 21 in Barcelona where the company is widely expected to unveil the next Galaxy flagship smartphone with a curved display variant, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Now, a new report claims that Samsung may also reveal its yet-unannounced Gear 360 virtual reality (VR) camera at the same event. Sammobile reports that the South Korean company’s Gear 360 VR…

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Lego: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leaked, Will Explain Events Between Episode VI and VII

Batman and Mortal Kombat publisher Warner Bros. has teased an announcement related to two massive franchises. However, the news appears to have been leaked early by a couple of its collaborators. The Xbox Store was updated to include Lego: Star Wars The Force Awakens prior to the reveal. It’s a game that follows the well-worn platforming and collecting mechanics titles in the Lego franchise are known for. In addition to…

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Robotic Fingers to Soon Pick Up Fragile Objects With a Gentle Touch: Study

Scientists have developed a new soft gripper that uses a process called electro-adhesion and picks up fragile objects of arbitrary shape and stiffness – like an egg, a water balloon or a piece of paper. Have you ever rubbed a balloon on your hair to make it stick to the wall? This electrostatic stickiness called electro-adhesion may change robotics forever, say researchers. “This is the first time that electro-adhesion and…

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WhatsApp Now Has 1 Billion Monthly Active Users

Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has hit the billion-user mark, according to the leading social network’s chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. “One billion people now use WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. “There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people.” Google’s free email service, Gmail, is the latest of the Internet giant’s offerings to crest the billion-user mark, chief Sundar Pichai…

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Yahoo to Cut 15 Percent Jobs, Close Several Units: Report

Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is set to reveal cost-cutting plans that include slashing 15 percent of its workforce, or roughly 1,600 jobs, and closing several business units, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The plans are expected to be announced after Yahoo’s fourth-quarter results on Tuesday, the Journalreported, citing people familiar with the matter. It did not specify which business units might be closed. A Yahoo spokeswoman…

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Gmail Hits 1 Billion Monthly Active Users

It’s not just WhatsApp that boasts of more than one billion active users. Google announced on Monday that its email client, Gmail, is also used by more than one billion active users worldwide. At Alphabet’s earnings call on Monday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai shared the news with investors and media, adding that Gmail hit the milestone last quarter. To recall, Gmail had 900 million active users as of May 2015….

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Google Releases February Android Security Update for Nexus Devices

Google has started rolling out the February monthly Android security update for the Nexus range of devices, as well as its recently launched Pixel C tablet. The company says that the security update is now available for Nexus devices through an over-the-air (OTA) update. The search giant has also published changelogs on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for its partners and other manufacturers, with source code patches for the…

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Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Rear Panel Image Leaked

Soon after leaking images of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge front panels, reliable tipster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has now posted an image claimed to be of the back panels of the two smartphones. The image posted by @evleaks on Twitter on Monday shows the Black colour variants. The rear camera is seen placed at the centre with LED flash and sensors besides it. The company logo…

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You Can Now Run Windows 95 on a Web Browser

If for some reason, you ever wanted to use Windows 95, now is a good time. It has become easier than ever to run the two-decade-old operating system from Microsoft – because it can now be run on a Web browser. Programmer Andrea Faulds has created a website that is designed to simulate Windows 95. Faulds utilised the popular DOSBox emulator to run the old version of Windows and compiled…

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