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Thursday, 9 August 2018

GALAXY NOTE 9

The galaxy note 9 has been officially unveiled. The anticipated Fortnite on Android also launches today and will be exclusive to new Galaxy devices for “a few days.” That means by the time the Note 9 actually arrives to users, the exclusivity will be over.


The Galaxy Note 9 is official, along with the unveiling of the long-rumored Samsung smart speaker, the Galaxy Home. At its annual Unpacked event in New York City today, the company finally confirmed details of the various hardware that had been leaked leading up to the announcement.

The Note 9 looks... pretty much like any other Galaxy we’ve become familiar with. It’s a 6.4-inch device that will ship with Android 8.1, and it packs a 4,000mAh battery inside. That’s the largest battery inside a Note device yet, proving that Samsung is extremely ready to move past the Note 7 incident. The new S Pen stylus will also include Bluetooth, which allows it to perform various functions like doubling as a remote shutter for selfies and presentations.

Despite now requiring a battery power to run, the S Pen has supercapacitive charging that allows it to regain power when you stick it back into the Note 9.

The Note 9 will also be the first device to ship with an updated Bixby 2.0 that the company announced back in October 2017. The update gives Bixby a few new skills, such as the ability to search for nearby events, make restaurant reservations, and order Uber rides. The device will also support Google Assistant, however, if you find that the update still isn’t quite up to par with its digital assistant competitors.

Spec-wise, the Note 9 has similar guts to the Galaxy S9: it’s got dual 12-megapixel rear cameras and a Snapdragon 845 processor. Starting at $999 for a 128GB and 6GB RAM configuration, the price point is comparable to the iPhone X. Samsung will release the Note 9 on August 24th, with preorders starting on August 10th.




Tuesday, 19 June 2018

SPACE JUNK DIRECTIVE TO CLEAN UP THE COSMOS -PRESIDENT TRUMP

The White House wants the U.S. to use all available public and private resources to combat the issue of space junk, including that the Commerce Department "will make space safety data and services" available to the public. The Pentagon will continue to maintain its current catalog of objects – data it sells to satellite operators.

Trump's directive on Monday also requires an unspecified entity update the U.S. Orbital Debris Mitigation Standard Practices and the creation of new guidelines for satellite design and operation. There are no time frames to implementation for any of the guidelines or requirements in the directive.


President Donald Trump signed the third space directive of his presidency Monday, urging the Defense Department and Commerce Department to step up the United States' ability to track objects in space and protect against the increasing threat from debris in orbit around the Earth.

The U.S. military is already tracking more than 23,000 objects in space around the Earth and several companies are planning to add thousands more satellites to orbit over the next few years.

According to AGI, a company which provides software to commercial and government entities to analyze and track objects, the current public catalogs "only account for about 4 percent of the objects in space around the Earth," AGI Vice President Travis Langster told CNBC in March. "This new policy directs the Department of Commerce to provide a basic level of space situational awareness, for public and private use, based on the space catalog compiled by the Department of Defense," Pence said in April.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

WHATSAPP CRASHES WORLDWIDE

Of the issues reported, 67 per cent of users said they were having problems with connection, 26 per cent said the problem was with receiving messages, and five per cent said the problem was with log-in.


It's one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, but it appears that WhatsApp has crashed for many users. According to DownDetector, the problems started at around 07:00 BST. Affected areas include the UK, South Africa, Malaysia and parts of the US.


(_Image: Affected areas include the UK, South Africa, Malaysia and parts of the US_)




Saturday, 2 June 2018

EMOJIPEDIA LISTS WHAT WE MIGHT EXPECT AHEAD OF THE IOS 12 EMOJI

"Flamingo and White Heart are two of the emojis most requested by Emojipedia users in 2018. Both are shortlisted for the 2019 release of Emoji 12.0..Some of the [other] draft candidates include a diving mask, axe, waffle, diya lamp and hindu temple," said a statement from Emojipedia.

More generally, users have also requested more diverse families, and people in wheelchairs. As this year’s emoji go live on June 5, but Apple won’t support them until iOS 12 in September.

The new emoji we can expect to see introduced in iOS 12 were finalized back in February, among them redheads, hot face, cold face and party face.

In contrary , but Emojipedia is already looking ahead to next year, and has listed some of the new emoji candidates for next year’s release. None of them are yet set in stone, but are include some of the most frequently requested additions.



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