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Science Snapchat introduces audience insights for creators
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A Change.org petition requesting that Snapchat revert back to its old design has amassed more than 860,000 signatures. Describing the goal of the petition, Nic Rumsey writes: "With the release of the new Snapchat update, many users have found that it has not made the app easier to use, but has in fact made many features more hard".

Science The Evil Within 2 Now Playable Entirely In First-Person
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Imagine what happened to GTA V when it leapt to this generation but much, much darker and more macabre. Give the video above a watch to see how the The Evil Within 2 looks in first-person mode. Available for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One versions of the game, first-person view can be toggled on/off in the game's menu screen, and can also be utilised in a free trial that's now ongoing.

Science NASA Observatory Captures Solar Eclipse In Space
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The total solar eclipsed kicked off the SDO's bi-annual eclipse season that lasts for around three weeks. In total solar eclipse, the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, blocking out the Sun's rays and casting a shadow on parts of Earth and this hides the sun completely for some time; but in a partial solar eclipse , the Sun, Moon and Earth are not exactly lined and the Moon only partly obscures the Sun's disk and casts only its penumbra on Earth.

Science Facebook pushes personal posts with new Lists feature
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Facebook will display the list in a neat and tidy colour image. The first major update of its kind in over a year, Lists comes as Facebook tries to get more people to share personal content instead of viral videos and news article. As of now, Lists is only available to select users, but the feature is currently being rolled out globally to a wider audience. The company then said it would rank the news that it does show by " trustworthiness ", asking users to weigh in on the outlets they trust ...

Science Head of HTC's smartphone division resigns
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HTC U12 could be the successor to last year's HTC U11 and will boast dual camera setup on the back. There is no word on who will be taking his place until now, however, The Verge reports that Chialin Chang has resigned due to his personal career plan .

Author: 0 Google's next Android overhaul is said to embrace iPhone 'notch'

The Android Oreo Go is a light version operating system which is created to run smoothly on low-end smartphones which have less than 1GB of RAM. If Google does embrace the so-called notch with its OS, it could eat into Apple's high-end dominance.

Science Apple CEO downplays special dividend at shareholder meeting
Author: 0 Apple CEO downplays special dividend at shareholder meeting

But didn't giving any other specifics. "But in terms of annual increases in the dividend, it is something that this board and management are committed to doing". Even if you buy that argument, it doesn't really hold weight anymore given that the Apple Watch has now been around for almost three years. Apple itself had recommended that shareholders vote against both the proposals.

Science Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem sampling started
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The latest x50 modem will operate at around 6 GHz frequency and will be able to maintain a stable 4G network and also connect to the 5G network. Qualcomm wasn't really offering us many details here, but my takeaway is that it's going to be down to the choices of its carrier and handset partners to decide which chip is the best fit for them.

Science BMW's redesigned X4 adds new engines, more power for 2019
Author: 0 BMW's redesigned X4 adds new engines, more power for 2019

Similar to the X3, the new X4 will be launched with a choice of two diesel engines - xDrive20d and M40d. That equates to more space inside, particularly for rear passengers, while the boot has also grown to 525 litres, meaning it should be practical enough for most families.

Science Galaxy S9 Stereo Speakers Rumored Once Again
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Samsung seem to be copying the iPhone X , which is unsurprising as it's undeniable that this is an impressive smartphone: it even won over one of our lifelong Google fans here at AndroidPIT . Huawei was the first company to confirm that it will blatantly copy Animoji . The leak also revealed that the device will come with Stereo speakers which will be mounted at the top and bottom of the device.

Science Google AMP Stories want to Snapchat the news
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Companies like Pinterest, Booking.com and Doodle are developing new experiences for consumers using AMP for Email, and we're excited to see what others will do soon. Google eventually plans to bring AMP stories to more of its products and expand the way it appears in Google Search. Google's AMP for Email will make the content in emails more up-to-date and actionable, improving productivity in the process.

Science Snapdragon 845 beats iPhone X in graphics, benchmark results
Author: 0 Snapdragon 845 beats iPhone X in graphics, benchmark results

As seen in the screen capture above, the benchmark was recorded just this past Monday, with the Galaxy S9 scoring 3,648 and 8,894 points in tests. This new version appears to incorporate the use of a 3-DoF controller with the possibility of a 6-DoF possibly coming down the road. They still support eye-tracking with the Snapdragon 845 development kit hardware, but it hasn't been integrated yet in software so we may still be waiting on that.

Science Nokia 2 Receives New Update That Brings February's Security Patch
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Counterpoint had previously claimed that 2.8 million Nokia Android smartphones and 13.5 million Nokia feature phones were shipped in Q3 2017 alone. The recent reports have suggested that the Nokia 9 could be announced with the moniker Nokia 8 Sirocco . The flagship comes with a 5.3-inch quad-HD IPS display with 700 nits of brightness, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is further expandable by up to 256GB via a hybrid micro-SD ...

Science Google Chrome Drops The Hammer On Intrusive Ads
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The company is mainly looking to prevent disruptive ads from derailing the entire web ecosystem. This one does, and Google's approach of blocking all ads on a site will surely sting. Google reports that, as of February 12, 42% of sites that were failing have resolved their issues and are now passing. Millions of internet users reached that conclusion years ago and have taken steps to block web ads, often as many as possible rather than the worst of the lot, through the use of ad blocking ...

Science Android P to Feature Software Optimized for iPhone X Like Notch
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Bloomberg reports that Google is working on an overhaul of its Android mobile OS in order to mimic the notch at the top of the device. According to Bloomberg , Android P will embrace not just the notch, but other quirky designs like multiple screens and foldable screens.

Science Moto E5 Play press render surfaces online
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While chances are high that the phone could come with a MediaTek processor, we're going to be optimistic and hope that the company chooses to equip the E5 Play with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. That said, you can also notice front-facing flash above the display, and, Motorola logo below it. The Moto E5 Play has a fingerprint sensor on the back, just like the E5, and the aspect ratio is the same as well, at 16:9.

Science Money Talks: US Reportedly Wants to Privatize ISS
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The plan is expected to face stiff opposition as the United States has already spent some Dollars 100 billion to launch, operate and support the orbital station. "It's inherently always going to be an worldwide construct that requires USA government involvement and multinational cooperation", he explained. According to NASA figures, the ISS operational costs will amount to 3-4 billion dollars per year through 2024.