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Samsung and Google team up to expand RCS Messaging availability on Android

Samsung and Google want to make history together and announce a partnership that will bring enhanced messaging experience and interoperability between Samsung Messages and Android Messages.Today's announcement mentions that both companies will work together to expand RCS Messaging availability on Android. Rich Communication Services (RCS), is a next-generation messaging standard that's meant to replace SMS and MMS standards. Unlike SMS, RCS allows for text messages with an unlimited number of characters. Also, it enables users to share images, videos, sound clips, emoji, and stickers.Basically, RCS Messaging could easily replace many of the instant messengers that we're using these days and,...


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Saving the world's last West African giraffes in Niger

For almost 50 years, the highly threatened West African giraffe has been absent from Niger's Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve.Illegal hunting, climate change and habitat loss have all contributed to the population's decline.An ambitious conservation initiative has now re-introduced eight giraffes into the reserve, in the first conservation effort of its kind for the West African subspecies. Under the initiative, spearheaded by the Nigerien authorities, the eight giraffes were captured in the country's Giraffe Zone, a government-defined region approximately 60km (37 miles) south-east of the capital, Niamey.Until this move, the world's last West African giraffes had only been found in and near...
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Faraday Future is reportedly putting at least 250 employees on unpaid leave

Faraday Future's planned FF91 electric SUV. The electric vehicle startup Faraday Future has put at least 250 employees on furlough, The Verge reports. The automaker has reportedly decreased its US workforce from around 1,000 employees as of October to under 350. Faraday confirmed that it has put additional employees on furlough in a statement to Business Insider, but the automaker did not disclose the number of employees that were affected.  The automaker has struggled to build its planned FF91 electric SUV amid financial concerns. The electric vehicle startup Faraday Future has put at least 250 employees on furlough, The Verge...
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The NYPD, the nation's largest police department, puts its eyes in the skies with new drone program

The nation’s largest police force said Tuesday it is adding drones to its crime-fighting arsenal. More than a dozen unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will be used for search and rescue, to investigate hazardous materials, and to access crime scenes in tall buildings. The move is particularly significant benchmark for U.S. law enforcement agencies because smaller police departments often follow the lead of larger, big city forces like the New York Police Department (NYPD). “The NYPD has a trailblazing effect when it comes to new technology and almost all aspects of policing,” said Christopher Dickey, author of “Securing the City: Inside...

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Google made a Sounds app for custom Pixel ringtones, but it’s not out yet

Google has made several custom apps for the Pixel and Pixel XL, and its latest one appears to be an app called Sounds that was just uploaded to the Play Store, as spotted by 9to5Google. However, the link to the app is now dead — at least, temporarily. While it was up, the app listing described Sounds as a way for users to customize their alarms, ringtones, and notifications. It’s an updated version of the Sounds menu found in Pixel settings. As you test out each sound, the app uses colorful visualizations so you can better differentiate each ringtone from...
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Verizon’s first 5G hotspot will launch in 2019

Verizon today announced that its first 5G — and I mean real, proper 5G NR — hotspot device will launch to consumers in 2019. The hotspot was developed in collaboration with Inseego and utilizes Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chip and Snapdragon X50 5G modem. The two companies plan to showcase the hotspot running on a very small-scale deployment of Verizon’s actual 5G NR network in Hawaii at Qualcomm’s technology summit. (The event is being used to conduct tests of the “real” 5G networks for Verizon and AT&T.) With the hotspot, they’ll perform “a live virtual reality telemedicine demonstration in partnership with...
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AT&T will release a 5G-enabled Samsung Galaxy in the first half of 2019

AT&T has announced that it will launch a 5G-enabled Samsung Galaxy smartphone in the first half of 2019. The carrier didn’t mention any names, but the Korean phone maker already demoed a video call over 5G using a Galaxy S10 prototype. Previously, the carrier announced a Netgear Nighthawk 5G mobile hotspot that will use mmWave technology. This will become available later this month and will work in the 12 cities which will get 5G coverage by the end of the year. Then in the first half of next year 7 additional cities will join in. Here’s the list: By the...