Month: November 2019

Apple’s Heart study, the largest yet to explore the role of wearable devices in identifying potential heart problems, found the device could accurately detect atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat, US researchers reported on Wednesday. The results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), come as technology companies increasingly strike up
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Samsung Galaxy M10s has received a discounted price under the company’s Blue Fest sale in India. The six-day sale, which lasts until November 19, has also brought up to 10 percent cashback for HDFC Bank customers purchasing select Samsung smartphones. Samsung has separately also announced discounts on accessories and products purchased alongside the Galaxy S10
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TikTok, the popular music-video app, is building up its fledgling lobbying operations to counter stepped-up pressure in Washington over its Chinese ownership and wage an escalating battle with Facebook for viewers. The company, which registered its first lobbyist in June, is seeking to add a US policy chief, plans to further expand its internal policy staff
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Snapchat can be intimidating. The social media platform has a language all of its own, with various Snapchat terms meaning users can struggle to understand what’s going on. Whether you need help getting started with Snapchat or you’re a longtime user who has encountered a new phrase, here are the common Snapchat terms you need
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WhatsApp has released beta app updates for both Android and iPhone users, and these updates offer hints on developing features. The Android app beta version 2.19.332 hints work on two features, one that shows blocked contact notice in the chat, and another that groups blocked contacts into different categories. WhatsApp for iPhone app beta version
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Google Stadia will launch on November 19, and ahead of its debut, Google’s team is in full steam clarifying all the prerequisites and compatibility details for its cloud-based game streaming service. Prior to Stadia’s debut, Google has unveiled a grip for Pixel phones and the Stadia controller called Claw. Google has also revealed controller compatibility
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Sometimes it seems like you can hear a song all the way in your toes. With these new sneakers, you actually can. Meet the new EP 01 sneakers out of DropLabs. Yes, you read that right. We’re talking about sneakers. Invented by a man named Ross Seiler, and led by former Beats by Dre CEO
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Instagram is making Like counts private for some users everywhere. Instagram tells TechCrunch the hidden Likes test is expanding to a subset of users globally. Users will have to decide for themselves if something is worth Liking rather than judging by the herd. The change could make users more comfortable sharing what’s important to them
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Lawmakers pressed top US antitrust enforcers on their probes of tech giants Alphabet’s Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple on Wednesday, with the chair of a House subcommittee expressing frustration over the companies’ continued acquisitions. In a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, Makan Delrahim, the head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, said his investigative staff
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In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, legendary filmmaker Martin Scorcese was dismissive about movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, kicking the proverbial hornet’s nest by saying “that’s not cinema.” Others have likewise rejected the idea that video games are a work of art. Film critic Roger Ebert famously stated that “games cannot be art,”
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