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Sci & Tech


28 minute 10 second

MediaTek reportedly working on Helio P80, P90 chipsets following success of P60 (UPDATE)

MediaTek's P60 chipset provides mid-range handsets with AI capabilities and a bigLITTLE architecture. The SoC features four Cortex-A73 cores running as fast as 2GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores with a clock speed of 2GHz. An 800MHz Mali-G72 MP3 GPU handles graphics. MediaTek did well with this chip, selling them to companies like Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi. For example, the Oppo F9 has a Helio P60 under the hood.Now, the chip designer is said to be working on two successors to the P60. According to a tweet from tipster Roland Quandt, MediaTek is working on the Helio P80 and Helio P90....
28 minute 53 second

Google Goggles app gets updated to announce its death

Update to Google Goggles directs you to Google LensIf you're an Android old-timer that remembers when dinosaurs ruled the Earth (and by dinosaurs we mean the Motorola DROID and the Nexus One), when you opened what was called back then the Android Market, you would inevitably have your attention drawn to an app called Google Goggles. Maybe it was the alliteration that caught the eye. The app was launched in December 2009, and Google has now updated it for the first time since 2014 just to announce its death. Google Goggles was developed to identify objects that users snapped with...
54 minute 14 second

Gboard teardown hints at clipboard manager and floating mode in the works

The beta for Google's keyboard Gboard v7.5 is now out and it comes with a host of useful features, or at least hints of them. Chief among those is what effectively is a clipboard manager where you'd be able to see a list of things you've recently copied. Other implied functionality includes a floating mode, which will allow you to see more of the screen and won't cover up the area that isn't actively used for keys - the thing that happens with the current one-handed mode. A new search-as-you-type feature is in development too - the G in top...

1 hour 42 minute

As a longtime Spotify devotee, I'm always shocked people don't know about one of its best features — here's how to use it

With nearly 200 million monthly users — of which a staggering 83 million are paid subscribers — Spotify is one of the most popular music services in the world.  It's easy to understand why Spotify is so big. As a longtime paid subscriber, I have universally positive things to say about the streaming service. It has a huge music library, it's easy to use, and it works with every device I operate daily — a Pixel 2 smartphone, a MacBook Air, and Sonos speakers. It even integrates into my PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But there's one function of Spotify...
1 hour 44 minute

The 27 greatest movie franchises of all time, according to critics

"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." Over the past decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has built an expansive set of films while raising the critical and commercial expectations for ongoing movie series. But extensive film franchises have been around for awhile, and several older series, like the film adaptations from J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth books, have received more positive critical acclaim on average than Marvel's. And some are only getting better as time goes on, like "Mission: Impossible," which reached its critical zenith with "Fallout." Stretching from the first James Bond film, 1962's "Dr. No;" to the...
2 hour 30 minute

Starbucks is teaming up with McDonald's to save 6 billion cups a year from the trash

Starbucks says it contributes 1%, or roughly 6 billion, disposable cups a year. Starbucks and McDonald's are on a mission to reduce the amount of disposable cups that are trashed instead of recycled.  Although coffee cups seem entirely made from paper, they have a thin layer of plastic — it helps keep the drink from leaking, but it makes the cup difficult to recycle. Starbucks alone says it contributes 1% of all 600 billion disposable cups produced and sold globally per year. The companies have partnered to build a paper cup with a plant-based biodegradable liner that's more easily compostable...

2 hour 31 minute

As food-poisoning outbreaks sweep America, here's what an expert says pregnant women should refuse to eat

Pregnant people need to avoid certain foods. With an uptick in news about food-poisoning outbreaks, pregnant women need to be aware of which foods carry certain risks. Foodborne illnesses such as listeria can be riskier for pregnant women and their unborn children than the average person.  Food-poisoning expert Bill Marler advises people to avoid foods including sprouts, raw eggs, and pre-cut fruits and vegetables while pregnant. Food-poisoning outbreaks seem to be sweeping the United States this year. And, with news of outbreaks on the rise, expectant mothers need to be especially careful.  While foodborne illnesses are rarely pleasant, certain types...
2 hour 32 minute

Canada just became the second nation to legalize marijuana. Here are all the top countries for progressive drug policy reform

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Canada recently became the second country — and the first Group of Seven country — to legalize marijuana for adults. As cultural attitudes change, governments around the world are looking to update their policies on drugs more generally.  Uruguay, a small nation of around 3 million people in South America, set a global precedent when former president Jose Mujica signed a law to legalize marijuana in December of 2013.  Nine US states — starting with Colorado in 2012 — have since developed mature recreational marijuana markets, powering a whole new industry.  The global shift on...
2 hour 32 minute

Hug your old Mac with these retro pillows

We all love our computers a lot (most of the time). But what if you could give your favorite gadget an actual hug? That’s where pillow company Throwboy comes in, with a Kickstarter for its lineup of “Iconic” gadget pillows that look oddly similar to some of Apple’s most famous products over the years. Throwboy is extremely careful to never mention the words “Apple,” “Mac,” or “iPhone” anywhere on its Kickstarter page, but the pillows are unmistakable to anyone who’s ever interacted with an Apple product. The line of five pillows are instead just dubbed as the 1977 pillow (Apple...

3 hour 17 minute

Huawei has two flashy new P20 Pro gradient colors scheduled for IFA announcements

If there’s one thing to love about Huawei’s best-selling P20 Pro, it’s, well, the trend-setting triple camera setup on the back. But if there’s a second thing that definitely helped this powerhouse of a phone turn some heads and stand out from the Android high-end pack, it’s what the fast-rising company calls the “gradient effect.”Apart from “conventional” black and blue color options, the Huawei P20 Pro also comes in truly unique Twilight and Pink Gold paint jobs that actually combine different hues. The former in particular is made to attract attention, mixing purple and blue tones in a way that’s...
4 hour 2 minute

US tech giants plan to fight India's data localisation plans

US technology giants plan to intensify lobbying efforts against stringent Indian data localisation requirements, which they say will undermine their growth ambitions in India, sources told Reuters. US trade groups, representing companies such as Amazon, American Express and Microsoft, have opposed India’s push to store data locally. That push comes amid rising global efforts to protect user data but is one that could hit planned investments by the firms in the Indian market, where the companies currently have limited data storage. The issue could further undermine already strained economic relations between India and the United States. Technology executives and trade...
4 hour 2 minute

Uber to push further into East Africa with services like Chap Chap

Uber the global ride-hailing company, is considering expanding into two other East African countries before the end of 2018, focusing on low-cost services like Chap Chap in Kenya, the company said on Friday. In Kenya, East Africa’s richest economy per capita, Uber competes with Estonian ride-hailing firm Taxify, Nairobi-based Mondo Ride and Little, which has a partnership with telecoms operator Safaricom. Nairobi was the first city in Africa in which Uber piloted a low-cost, quick-trip option Chap Chap, using 300 small brand-new Suzuki Altos as a less expensive alternative to regular cars on the Uber app. There are now more...