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Slanted toilet to cut down on phone use, bathroom breaks goes viral Slanted toilet to cut down on phone use, bathroom breaks goes viral
- December 19, 2019

Mahabir Gill, the startup's founder, told Wired on Monday that the whole premise behind the toilet is to cut down on the time workers spend on the toilet scrolling on social media, thus cutting into workplace productivity. Anything higher would cause wider problems, he said. It's claimed that folks can handiest undergo to take a seat down on it for five minutes at a time. (more...)
Protests Against CAA Intensifies in Delhi; Voice Calls, Internet Suspended Protests Against CAA Intensifies in Delhi; Voice Calls, Internet Suspended
- December 19, 2019

Subscribers who complained about call drops and the internet not working in central Delhi were told that the government directed them to discontinue the services. "Metro stations are closed". Many opposition leaders taking part in the protest, including Sitaram Yechury and Yogendra Yadav, have been detained by the police till now as part of a country-wide clampdown that many activists are describing as undemocratic and high-handed. (more...)
See How The New Mac Pro Delivers 16K Video Playback See How The New Mac Pro Delivers 16K Video Playback
- December 19, 2019

The guys from iFixit that the new Mac Pro was considerably easier to fix that Apple;s other devices, it managed to score an impressive 9 out of 10, this means that the device is fairly easy to fix, you can see more details over at iFixit at the link below. (more...)
Amazon, Apple and Google partner for a single smart home standard Amazon, Apple and Google partner for a single smart home standard
- December 19, 2019

The new effort is called "Project Connected Home over IP " and is essentially a way to certify that whatever smart device you buy will work with your existing home setup and connect with your smartphone or voice assistant of choice. "We believe that the protocol has the potential to be widely adopted across home systems and assistants such as Google Assistant , Amazon Alexa, Apple's Siri, Google Assistant, and others". (more...)
Huawei confirms details about Huawei confirms details about "unprecedented" P40 and P40 Pro
- December 19, 2019

The CEO also disclosed that Huawei intends to bring the current Mate X to Europe, seemingly in the first quarter of 2020. The original Mate X is a clamshell-style foldable that debuted earlier this year but was delayed from releasing for months (until it recently launched in China). (more...)
OnePlus Concept One to be unveiled next month at CES 2020 OnePlus Concept One to be unveiled next month at CES 2020
- December 19, 2019

Samsung and Huawei have shown us what foldable phones can look like, but Motorola showed a different possibility. A mid-range or 5G OnePlus phone already exist so that's out of the running. market, as it has already been released in India at the end of September this year. That is believed to be of this phone display is large feature as the front may come. (more...)
Samsung details the Galaxy S11’s 108 MP ISOCELL camera Samsung details the Galaxy S11’s 108 MP ISOCELL camera
- December 19, 2019

Unlike the original Galaxy Fold that can be opened like a book to take advantage of its tablet mode, the upcoming foldable phone will be flaunting a clamshell design like the Motorola Razr foldable flip phone. The phone can be running on Chinese edition of One UI. The bottom edge of the alleged Galaxy Fold 2 features an external and a USB-C port. Lastly, it offers all standard connectivity options including dual-SIMs (Nano), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, VoLTE, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. (more...)
You Can Now Have Samuel L Jackson's Iconic Voice In Your House You Can Now Have Samuel L Jackson's Iconic Voice In Your House
- December 19, 2019

Money is the number one issue families fight about over the holidays - followed closely by what to watch on television, and being a sore loser during a Christmas game, according to a survey conducted by Amazon. Jackson as a fill-in for the company's popular voice assistant, Alexa. Till now, most would provide round food and drinks or recommend going for a stroll as a approach of distracting from an argument, the analysis signifies. (more...)
UNSC postpones Kashmir meeting after France disagrees UNSC postpones Kashmir meeting after France disagrees
- December 19, 2019

He pointed out that the so-called "political maps" issued by the Indian Home Ministry recently have not been accepted by the United Nations , which clearly depict Jammu and Kashmir as disputed territory. It blames Pakistan for fuelling the strife, but Pakistan denies this, saying it gives only moral support to non-violent separatists. The people cited earlier said that the United Kingdom emphatically backed India's stand on Kashmir-the first time it has done so in the UNSC - while Russian ... (more...)
We're completely wrong about blue light filters, experts claim
- December 19, 2019

To be specific, they noted that warmer (yellower) and brighter lights were associated with daytime. According to new research , the so-called "night modes" created to block blue light could in fact be the real problem, as people could be associating the blue hue with twilight, indicating that it is less disruptive to our body clock that first imagined. (more...)
Google Releases Second Set of Buddy Pass for Stadia Founders Google Releases Second Set of Buddy Pass for Stadia Founders
- December 19, 2019

We're eager to see what Stadia will be like when it becomes a free service sometime in 2020 where you'll be able to pay for games individually instead of needing to shell out for a Founder's Edition kit and a monthly subscription. Think of it as a special gift for the Stadia owners. After tapping the envelope icon, users can send the Buddy Pass to their friends by pressing the "Send your Buddy Pass" button. (more...)
The new Google Assistant can directly control Chrome on the Pixel 4 The new Google Assistant can directly control Chrome on the Pixel 4
- December 18, 2019

Google now needs to figure out the best way to move it, and to do so quickly, but until a fix is in place the rollout of Chrome 79 has been paused. In order for this to work, some data is stored locally, but with Chrome 79 the location of the storage was changed. If you want to get technical (and, of course, we do), only Android versions 7, 8, and 9 use the "Chrome" app for the system HTML render. (more...)
Apple, Google, Amazon want one language for smart home devices
- December 18, 2019

The announcement today itself is the news: the fact that all the tech giants, as well as almost all key players in the smart home market (IKEA, Legrand, NXP Semiconductors, Resideo, Samsung SmartThings, Schneider Electric, Signify, Silicon Labs, Somfy, and Wulian) have agreed that it makes more sense for all their products to work together rather than try to create their own closed eco-systems and battle it out, is great news for consumers. (more...)
Verizon: Issue resolved after nationwide outage Verizon: Issue resolved after nationwide outage
- December 18, 2019

Down Detector showed large areas of the country were affected by the problem. Some customers said they were still able to use mobile data, but not phone calls. We apologize for any inconvenience. They say Verizon has told them they are working on the problem. You can view the map here. Verizon has not yet commented on the outage. (more...)
Facebook owns the 4 most downloaded apps of the decade Facebook owns the 4 most downloaded apps of the decade
- December 18, 2019

Facebook has come under criticism for being a monopoly and there are calls for the company to be broken up, also there are calls to stop it integrating its apps like Facebook , WhatsApp and Instagram onto one platform. On the gaming side, however, Subway Surfers by Kiloo was the somewhat surprising top game of the decade, in terms of downloads. "Pou", "Hill Climb Racing", " Minion Rush ", "Fruit Ninja" and "8 Ball Pool" followed. (more...)
A Warning Declared For Plenty Of Google Chrome Users A Warning Declared For Plenty Of Google Chrome Users
- December 18, 2019

However numerous apps that make Android what it is are bundled at launch, and without the Play Store, it becomes risky to source them from anywhere. Pixel 4 owners with the new Assistant enabled on their phones (you have to be using one of a few English variants , enable full gesture navigation , and not have any G Suite accounts ) can open Chrome and head over to chrome://flags/#direct-actions. (more...)
Printed Masks Fool Airport Facial Recognition Technology, Researchers Discovered Printed Masks Fool Airport Facial Recognition Technology, Researchers Discovered
- December 18, 2019

To perform the test, artificial intelligence company Kneron commissioned high-quality 3D masks that mimicked the face of another person, and tested whether someone could wear one to fool facial recognition systems. It's just that the material used is not that kind of low-priced plastic masks of Spiderman that you can find in stores. The 3-D masks were tested in three different continents and even China which is considered to be a world leader when it comes to the implementation of AI. (more...)
WhatsApp bug allows complete control of group chats, crashing the app WhatsApp bug allows complete control of group chats, crashing the app
- December 18, 2019

In order to launch the application-crashing attack, the attacker first of all needs to gain entry to the WhatsApp group they intend to target - although given that the chat app allows up to 256 users per group, this might not prove too hard. (more...)
Galaxy Note 10 Lite makes a leak with colors, design Galaxy Note 10 Lite makes a leak with colors, design
- December 18, 2019

It looks like the Galaxy Note 10 Lite has now received its FCC approval which means that the device can now go on sale in the US. It houses an LED flash in the top-right corner and three sensors that are arranged in an L-shaped setup. If reports are accurate, it'll be coupled with a decent 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, although expandability is yet to be confirmed. Support for 4G LTE networks is to be expected too, as is a 3.5mm headphone jack. (more...)
Instagram will detect and warns you from posting offensive captions now! Instagram will detect and warns you from posting offensive captions now!
- December 17, 2019

The notification happens before a post goes live, offering Instagram users the chance to take their virtual eraser to the speech they've crafted. Instagram says that the function is also being implemented slowly, initially in selected markets, then worldwide in the "next months", that is, 2020. (more...)

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