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As is tradition, some last-minute rumours are sneaking their way into the news before Apple s big reveal on Monday morning in San Francisco.Citing an anonymous source, MacDailyNewssays Apple will be opening up its iMessage app to Android at WWDC.But if Apple does decide to bring iMessage over to Android, it could be big deal.Apple has been criticized and even taken to court over iMessage s tendency to basically hold your texting powers hostage if you decide to move to Android.Just last month, Google announced Allo, a complete reinvention of its own messaging platform, which will be available on both iOS and Android.Let s file this rumour under unlikely but extremely desirable.
Google har lanserat en mer kraftfull version av Nearby – ett API som först introducerades för ett år sedan.Tanken är att din telefon automatiska ska kunna reagera på omgivningen.Låt säga att du är i en matbutik – då kan butiken automatiskt visa en app som låter dig skanna varor och kolla priser.När du är i närheten av en Google Cast-enhet eller en Android Wear-klocka kan du få en avisering som startar installationsproceduren.För att ta del av Nearby behöver du bara aktivera Bluetooth och platstjänster och acceptera Nearby när du får en avisering.Nearby skickas ut genom en uppdatering av Google Play Services till alla enheter som kör Android 4.4 eller senare.
Screenshot: 24DiamondsSometimes, we don t want to over accessorize ourselves and wear only watch to exude the luxury and class.Nobody can wear the watch for a long time, either they forget at some places or keep it to flaunt style in parties only.I know, folks are fond of watches and keep collecting them with variant designs, but what if some of them have been stopped when you were excited to wear them on a special occasion.To avoid this situation, watch winders are made to handle multiple watches.It s better option to showcase the class.True, you can buy cheap winders but will not get the class and sophistication what above items oozing out.
The free upgrade to Windows 10 is contributing to the ongoing slowdown in PC sales, according to a new market report.However, the number of people availing themselves of Microsoft s free upgrade to Windows 10 rather than buying a whole new laptop or PC is a contributing factor as well.The financial pressure on consumers across regions, and the availability of alternatives such as delaying a PC replacement by using a free Windows 10 upgrade or relying more on other devices, continues to pressure consumer PC shipments, said the firm.Loren Loverde, IDC s vice president of tracker forecasting and PC research, said the PC market has experienced an unprecedented slump, with four consecutive quarters of double-digit volume declines.The deadline for making this upgrade at no cost is July 29.After that, you will need to pay up to $119 for the newest operating system, although it s still very possible that Microsoft could extend the deadline to keep the momentum going so it can reach its ultimate goal of 1 billion machines running Windows 10 by next year.
From garage door opening applications to smart wireless routers, there is a gadget for nearly every application in your life to make life a little easier.The Ehang Company has developed a human-size drone that can carry a single person up to 23 minutes at a time.You will also be aware of your walking pace and will be encouraged to make positive changes to your daily routines.Founder Kyle Bazylo envisioned a wireless system that is easy to use and easy to install, so that consumers feel cleaner and have a sanitary space to use the restroom.Cobra DSP 9200 BTYour speed while driving can get away from you sometimes.You ll be alerted when you are breaking speed barriers.
Nest co-founder Tony Fadell stepped down from his position as CEO last week.He was replaced by former Charter CTO Marwan Fawaz, a move that some viewed as evidence that Nest may be looking for a buyer.As such, his only agenda for Nest is to scale and grow with innovative products.Fawaz added that there won t be a change in strategy or direction and that they need to focus on delivering the great roadmap they have in place which begins with… well, that bit was redacted from the published memo.Sources reportedly familiar with the roadmap tell Tech Insider that the redacted products include new colors for the Nest thermostat and an outdoor version of the Nest Cam.Sources wouldn't delve into Nest s plans for 2017 although when asked if a home security system was on the docket, one source said that s a good guess and that the idea would make a lot of sense.
Svevias jordtvätt, som har gett lovande resultat i småskaliga försök att tvätta jord från PFOS.Nu har tvätten testats på mer förorenade massor i två omgångar.– Massorna från Arlanda hade minst en tiopotens högre föroreningshalter än det första testet, berättar Marie Eriksson, arbetschef på Svevia.Jordtvätten lyckades få bort cirka 95 respektive 85 procent av föroreningarna.Nu funderar Svevia på om vattenreningen i jordtvätten kan förbättras.Vattnet återanvänds genom att det renas med kolfilter och ibland skapas en flaskhals i processen när vattnet måste renas flera gånger.
Everybody loves to save a little here and there, and now Tesco Mobile wants to help by giving you money off your monthly bill without you having to do anything – well, much - more than use your phone.You'll then get £3 off your phone bill at the end of the month - you just need to make sure you've seen at least one ad a day for 21 consecutive days.Matt Berriman, CEO and co-founder of Unlockd confirmed to TechRadar the company is looking at paying more to those who use their phone more often at some point in the future.Tesco making a step toward serving adverts to customers is a boldstep when networks such as EE and Three are both investigating aggressive ad blocking.Berriman said, "What we're really interested in is smartphones coming out of Asia – especially China – are coming out as cheap as US$40.It doesn't have to be just cash or data – it can be other things."
For the past several years, the Army has been developing and deploying a cutting-edge headset called TCAPS, Tactical Communication, and Protective System, designed to protect the hearing of its soldiers.The Army developed the headset following a Department of Veterans Affairs report that pinpointed tinnitus and hearing loss as the most common service-related disabilities among veterans.It also can connect to smartphones, radios, and other communication gear.Audio communications company Invisio produces the headset for the military and is no stranger to the technology.The headset was well received by the soldiers who praised it for its comfort and hearing protection.I can connect this to my tactical radio, communicate with my soldiers on ground and higher up, while still protecting my hearing said Staff Sgt.
Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1ChaptersChapterssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsFullscreenThis is a modal window.Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-OpaqueBackground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentWindow --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentFont Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400%Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform DropshadowFont Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small CapsDefaults DoneIn the 30-second clip, a black man with an American accent searches the term three black teenagers , clicking on the image tab of Google s search results.The wall of results he is presented with are all police mugshots of black children and teenagers.RACE ROW: The man searches the term 'three black teenagers'A chorus of voices from behind the camera burst into laughter at the ridiculousness of the disparity between the two searches.The video, originally posted on Twitter, was retweeted by nearly 50,000 users since it was posted on Tuesday June 7 .ANGELS: Search results for the white teenagers were vastly different to the black teenagers That s f***** up, but this guy s thumbs are the ugliest thumbs I have ever seen, read another comment.
Credit: @iBeKabirEarlier this week Twitter user @iBeKabir tweeted a video of himself illustrating this difference in results served by Google images when you search for "three black teenagers" versus results for three white teenagers.While the former serves exclusively police mugshots of black teens, the later shows mostly stock images of wholesome looking teens laughing and having fun.But somehow stats show we commit the lesser of violent crimes.Her post was retweeted more than 10,000 times in less than two days and drew a slew of responses, many of them critical of Google and of the perceived "racism" of the results.Journalist Andrew Leung of Mic commented: "The argument that the images are being used in a positive light is beside the point; the very existence of these types of articles and social media posts illuminates how black women are discriminated against in the professional sector because of their 'natural' hair. ""We welcome feedback and we re always working to improve our search results.
A study by clever people at a university has found that hands-free phones are just as distracting to use when driving as the normal types of phones you hold in your actual hand, thanks to the way the brain pauses thinking about driving to answer boring questions about whether beans or peas should accompany tonight's dinner.The researchers found that people driving a simulator took a little under a second longer to react to on-screen events when being questioned by a speaker positioned a few feet away from them, a delay attributed to the fact that when asked certain questions the brain has to build a sort of 3D mind palace simulation of the world for a bit so our conscious minds can be fully immersed in the question in order to form an appropriate answer.Dr Graham Hole from the University of Sussex said it's a misconception that we've somehow come to think of hands-free phones as OK to use while hammering a metal box about the place, saying: "...on balance, I think the law should be changed to get the right message across and make it absolutely clear that any use of a mobile phone while driving is hazardous."BBC Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.
iOS/Android: Most of us run our best when it s cool and cloudy, so in the summer that can mean taking a close look at the hourly forecast to find the best time to beat the heat.Now, the Weather Channel app can do that work for you.The app s home screen now boasts a GoRun forecast rating the current running weather on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Hit Details and you can check out the hour-by-hour ratings for today and tomorrow, plus a running forecast for the rest of the week.Try it yourself at the links below.The Weather Channel iTunesThe Weather Channel Google Play Store
The Deus Ex universe is expanding into mobile, as Square Enix is taking the wraps off of Deus Ex: Go.The announcement from the big Japanese game publisher and its Montreal studio, Square Enix Montreal, shows that the audience of a billion mobile gamers continues to be an important target for Square Enix s ongoing series of Go mobile games, such as Lara Croft: Go and Hitman: Go.Those prior games appealed to hardcore gamers who like the games on the consoles and enjoyed engaging with the same franchises on mobile devices.Those titles had high-end, realistic 3D-animated landscapes with fancy homes and lush jungles.Square Enix revealed a bunch of news today, including a prosthetic arm based on the Deus Ex hero Adam Jensen s arm and hands-on play with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.It has an abstract art style, where the main object is sneaking into places and hacking into computers.The game will still have hacking, take downs, augmentations, and puzzles to solve.There may be some crossover with the story of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.The game is coming this summer to smartphones and tablets.
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