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Earlier this month, it was revealed that Facebook had started testing reactions in its messaging service, thereby introducing the closest thing to a dislike button we’re ever likely to see.Following a few weeks of testing in Vietnam, the Messenger reactions are now being rolled out worldwide, along with another familiar Facebook feature.People will soon be able to use the reactions to respond to other Messenger users' posts in the same way they do in the News Feed.Anyone will be able to react to a photo or text with a love, smile, wow, sad, angry, thumbs-up, or thumbs-down emoji.While the thumbs-down reaction does appear to be a dislike button, Facebook told TechCrunch it was called a “no” reaction.It explained that as people often use Messenger for coordinating logistics, it wanted to add easy ways to vote for or against a proposed plan - though it’s likely most people will just use it to dislike stuff.
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Page 1: Design, Performance & VerdictAudio settings need a little tweakingGets a little uncomfortable with prolonged use
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The Swear Jar app, which is linked to your bank account via PayPal, automatically fines users every time they use bad language.It works by identifying and tallying up the amount of times you have sworn, donating 20p to Comic Relief every time you use a filthy word.The app uses voice recognition technology from Google during the listening sessions which last for a maximum of ten minutes.Comic Relief said it was “turning your bad habits into good deeds!”“To make sure the pottiest of mouths don’t donate their entire savings, you make an up-front donation,” Comic Relief explains.“Once you have confirmed you are over 18 and made your donation, you can initiate a listening session.
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An IT expert has been charged with hacking into Kenya's Revenue Authority and stealing $39m (£31m).Alex Mutungi Mutuku, 28, is accused of electronic fraud but he denies any wrongdoing.The prosecution says he is part of an international network stealing money from several state bodies.The government says there is a ring involving expatriates from the United States and other countries, along with police officers and civil servants.A thorough background check on state employees is now being conducted, government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe told the BBC.Other state agencies affected by the alleged hacking include the e-citizen online payment portal where users pay for government services.
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So it wasn’t the Nubia Z17 after all, but instead the Nubia M2 with dual camera and AMOLED display.Nubia’s launched turned into a trio of phone launches today.We’ve already covered details of the Nubia N2, a phone with large 5000mAh battery and 2 day battery life, and there was also the M2 Lite, but this was the star of the show.As expected, the latest Nubia phone has dual cameras on the rear, hardly surprising as the phone was leaked on TENAA just yesterday.The rear cameras are both 13 mega-pixel sensor for Sony and are set up to take either colour or black and white photos natively.Join GizChina on TelegramThe M2 is a 5.5-inch phone like it’s launch brothers, but this phone has a FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution and an AMOLED panel.Below the screen is that newly redesigned Nubia home button/fingerprint scanner, a design which looks a lot better on this flagship model.Buy ZTE and Nubia phones and accessories at shop.gizchina.com!Qualcomm provides the processing power this time around with an octacore Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.Of the 3 phones the M2 is the thinnest of the Nubia trio with a thickness of only 7mm despite a decent 3600mAh battery and fast charging.Other details for the Nubia M2 include the memory options from 64GB to 128GB, space for a 200GB SD card, Dolby Surround 7.1 and HIFI TAS2555 audio, 16 megapixel front camera, and a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass display.Pricing starts at 2699 Yuan for the black and gold 4GB 64GB version.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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Over the course of 12 years, the HiRISE camera has been photographing the Red Planet inch-by-inch from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.Around 50,000 still images have been taken and anyone can check out hi-res stereo versions online.A Finnish filmmaker has spent three months converting the photos into a short video that allows us to fly over Mars in spectacular fashion.Jan Fröjdman wanted to see those HiRISE images move and he was willing to put in the necessary work.For Fröjdman, creating the flyover effect was like assembling a puzzle.He began by colorizing the photographs (HiRISE captures images in grayscale).
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An artificial lung that’s small enough to be carried in a backpack has been shown to work in sheep.It’s one of several such devices being developed that could transform the lives of people with lung failure, who are currently dependent on large machines.The new device still requires an oxygen tank to be wheeled around, although tank-free prototypes are also being tested.The longer they are bed-ridden, the weaker their muscles become and the less likely they are to recover.To avoid this vicious circle, those who are well enough may be helped to walk around the hospital, but this is difficult because the machines are bulky with lots of long tubes.Interest in better options grew after the 2009 swine flu outbreak, when many patients ended up on this kind of support.
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In last few years, it seems like everyone has ditched AIM, Trillian, and the like for Facebook Messenger, iMessage, and plain-old text messages.While apps like Trillian and AIM have fallen to the wayside, companies like Slack have seized an opportunity.By reaching back into the mists of time and resurrecting the ancient traditions of mIRC, Slack has ignited an arms race between Silicon Valley’s biggest players.If you Google “chat apps,” for instance, you’ll be presented with a buffet of choices.Slack is the de facto king for now, and for good reason.There are also no ads, or limits on how many users you can have.
Finland
Britannian hallitus suunnittelee jättävänsä virallisen eropyyntönsä ensi viikon keskiviikkona.Britannian EU:n pysyvä edustaja ilmoitti asiasta Eurooppa-neuvoston puheenjohtaja Donald Tuskin mukaan.Hän kertoo, että EU on valmis eroneuvotteluiden aloittamiseen kahden vuorokauden sisällä virallisen eroilmoituksen saapumisesta.Britannian pääministeri Theresa Mayn odotetaan jättävän eroanomuksen 29. maaliskuuta.Valtiovarainministeri Petteri Orpo toteaa Kauppalehdelle, että britit tuskin perääntyvät kesken eroprosessin.Brexit-neuvotteluiden alkaminen tarkoittaakin, että Britannia jättää unionin oikeasti.
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Du joggar eller springer och plockar samtidigt stjärnor, flyr från monster och fångar djur.Som för alla apputvecklare är det viktigt att komma högt upp i träfflistan hos Google Play, som är Googles butik på nätet.Precis som när man googlar något scrollar man knappast ner till sida två – utan det gäller att placera sig så högt man kan.Det är dock enklare sagt än gjort.Metoden blev att kasta det populära ordet ”running” mot mer nischade ord där Runbit ändå går att använda.Till exempel ’dog walking’ och ’walking mate’ – för att på sikt bli synlig på bara ’walking’, säger Anders Söderström.
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Now that Microsoft Edge has officially replaced Internet Explorer in Windows 10, even the most stubborn among us are prepared to make the switch.And with support dropped for IE, there’s really no reason to even keep the unsupported software on your computer — no, not even for your grandma — because IE is now a security risk due to new malware.More: Battle of the browsers: Edge vs. Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. VivaldiBottom line: If your Windows 10 system came with Internet Explorer, it’s time to get rid of it.However, for various reasons, Microsoft doesn’t let you fully uninstall the browser.Fortunately, it does allow you to disable it and all the effects it may have on your operating system, which essentially puts it out of commission.
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If you've ever gotten annoyed at having to make drink after drink at your parties, this machine will solve you problem.If you’re going to make rum punch, the recipe might call for several kinds of juices and a couple types of rum.Or you might just need a pouch, plus the rum, if you’re using the Bibo Barmaid, a smart cocktail machine that spits out your drink in 20 seconds.All you need to do is supply the alcohol, maybe do a bit of shaking, and add garnish.Digital Trends got a demo of the machine at the 2017 International Home and Housewares Show this week.Drinks such as appletinis, margaritas, and mai tais come with all the non-alcoholic ingredients premixed in a foil pouch.
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Vid olyckor eller andra allvarliga händelser är det ofta viktigt att snabbt få ut varningar och nödvändig information till människor som befinner sig i det drabbade området.Det kan vara lastbilar med farlig last som har kört av vägen, eller giftig rökutveckling vid brand.Framöver kan sådana varningar, så kallade Viktigt meddelande till allmänheten, landa direkt i mobilen om personen just då är i närheten.Redan i dag finns ett etablerat varningssystem där information går ut via radio och tv.Sedan sommaren 2015 kan en varning också skickas till telefoner vars abonnenter är registerade på en adress i området.Men enligt en proposition som regeringen lämnade till riksdagen på torsdagen ska alla personer som befinner sig i området också kunna få ett sådant meddelande.
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If you've been waiting until all the cards were on the table before deciding which OLED TV to buy, new pricing information should be a big help.We saw plenty of amazing TVs at CES earlier this year, including LG’s Wallpaper OLED TV, but what impressed us the most was the Sony XBR-A1E BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV line.Now the company has revealed pricing and availability for not just its 2017 OLED TVs, but a new A/V receiver and soundbars as well.The XBR-A1E is Sony’s first large-screen OLED line, so while we were definitely enamored with the TV, pricing remained somewhat of a mystery.OLED prices are coming down, but still aren’t cheap, so the $6,500 price for the 65-inch class XBR-65A1E isn’t too surprising, nor is the $5,000 price for the 55-inch XBR-55A1E.Pricing for the largest 77-inch model, the XBR-77A1E, has not yet been revealed.
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Smartphone manufacturers have pulled off all kinds of clever tricks to bring us the latest wave of multi-functional wonders.But if there’s one obstacle they’re still struggling to overcome, it’s battery life.Poll after poll highlights public frustration at limited power in phones.In fact, 73 percent of people would be happy to accept a thicker phone if it meant longer battery life, according to a YouGov poll.More: The super-svelte Kado Wallet is the slimmest phone charger we’ve ever seenWe’ve been extolling the virtues of portable battery packs for a while now, but they’re not always as portable as we would like.
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Mathematics has put speed limits on cooling, finally proving a century-old law – that unless you have infinite time and resources, you can’t get to the absolute zero of temperature.In 1906, German chemist Walther Nernst formulated the heat theorem, which states that as a perfect crystal approaches the absolute zero point of 0 kelvin (-273.15 C), the system’s entropy also goes to zero.This work earned him the 1920 Nobel prize in chemistry.The rule was controversial, with heavyweights like Albert Einstein and Max Planck debating it and introducing their own formulations.In 1912, Nernst defended his version by adding another clause, the unattainability principle, which states that absolute zero is physically unreachable.Now Jonathan Oppenheim and Lluís Masanes at University College London have mathematically derived the unattainability principle and placed limits on how fast a system can cool, creating a general proof of the third law.
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Rebel & Bird is helping its clients to reach consumers on digital platforms and have several of Stockholm's hottest techbolag on the client list.Among other things, Spotify and Izettle have availed the company's services.Now pay B3IT 10.2 million crowns for more than half of the digital agency.“Now Rebel & Bird is a part of the B3IT-the family at the same time as we retain our independence and to have more muscles to continue to grow.We see many interesting opportunities for cooperation both with B3ITs customers and with the other specialistbolagen in the B3IT group”, says Benjamin Glaser, CEO at Rebel & Bird.the Deal means the Rebel & Bird, which had a turnover of sek 19 million last year, is valued at just over one times the company's net sales.
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Kellyanne Conway, on a couch littered with embroidered throw pillows, told Bergen Record columnist Mike Kelly that we can all be surveilled by “microwaves that turn into cameras.” This, according to one of Trump’s most distinguished fabulists, is “just a fact of modern life.” Pardon me while I have an aneurysm.No such piece of tech exists, because why would anyone ever want a Transformers-esque camera-wave?When asked about her boss’s allegations that he’d been wiretapped by Barack Obama—allegations which were made with zero evidence and have been regarded as baseless—Conway responded thusly:Conway: What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other now, unfortunately.Conway: There was an article this week that talked about how you can surveil someone through their phones, through their—certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways, and microwaves that turn into cameras, et cetera.By “an article” Conway was almost certainly referring to the unverified Wikileaks Vault 7 documents which supposedly originated with the CIA.
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Marketers know that change is coming, thanks to new technologies like machine learning and virtual reality.But in a recent survey, almost two-thirds said they’re not planning to invest in those cutting-edge technologies in 2017.The data are from Bynder’s just-released “State of Branding 2017” report, which surveyed 562 “global brand managers and CMOs” in December 2016.Of those surveyed, 78 percent are based in North America, and 53 percent work at companies with more than 200 employees.Respondents said virtual reality (24 percent) and machine learning (23 percent) will have the biggest impact on marketing during the next five years.But only 43 percent of respondents called their companies early adopters when it comes to new marketing technologies.
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Anonymous, the proliferate hacktivist group, has reportedly launched a new campaign called OpBlueWhale, in efforts to stop teenagers from participating in a bizarre and sinister online suicide game called the Blue Whale challenge.The game's alleged popularity in Russia has also raised concerns in other European countries, including Britain.The game allegedly encourages youngsters to participate in a series of harmful tasks for 50 straight days, which includes accomplishing tasks such as cutting themselves, sleeping and waking at odd times and more.At the end of 50 days, teens are then allegedly told to kill themselves.The game has reportedly resulted in the deaths of nearly Russian 130 teens."We launch that operation OpBluewhale to save all children in Europe from that dangerous game.
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