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Additional emoji include a new yawning smiley face, food items such as waffle, butter and garlic, falafel, animals like the sloth, flamingo, orangutan, and skunk. Most of the new emojis are focused on inclusivity, including couples of different skin tones, and disability-related emojis like guide dogs and hearing aids.
  • Amazon has plans for an Echo for music lovers

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    Bloomberg reports that the additional components in the new Echo will include at least four tweeters, with Amazon even rumored to be plotting high-fidelity music streaming to go along with this beefed up speaker . The report describes the robot as a waist-high device that can navigate its surroundings using computer vision cameras. Amazon Echo Dot is the lowest cost smart speaker available from a major tech company.
  • Spotify to compete with Apple Music in Russian Federation, for cheaper

    Spotify to compete with Apple Music in Russian Federation, for cheaper

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    Midia Research credits the rapid growth of Amazon Unlimited Music to the proliferation of Amazon Echo smart speakers and other devices with Alexa. "We're not battling for the same customers as everyone else", said Steve Boom, head of Amazon Music . As part of their Back to School promo, Apple is offering students 6 months of free Apple Music , which is double the free trial period for non-students.
  • Google’s taking another crack at building a social network

    Google’s taking another crack at building a social network

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    It's only available in NY right now, but the ultimate goal is to expand to cities across the United States, though that could take some time. Then, each day you'll see nearby events - which Shoelace thematically calls " Loops " - that match those interests you've selected.
  • Samsung Galaxy A50 software update brings July security patch

    Samsung Galaxy A50 software update brings July security patch

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    What we pick up from the render is overall design (most of it), especially the much talked about centralised, front-facing camera. Although the design looks pretty much the same as the Galaxy Note9, it seems that Samsung is adding a glossy layer and it comes with a dual-tone colour scheme.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 May Be Cancelled Due To This Potential Problem

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10 May Be Cancelled Due To This Potential Problem

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    Several images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 have leaked out, showing off the device in two color options: black and silver with a gradient design. In front, it comes with an Infinity-O display that has a single punch-hole selfie camera that's located in the middle. Around back there's a triple camera setup, and on the side of the Note 10 we can see the volume and power/lock buttons.
  • Google uses humans to review Google Assistant queries, report says

    Google uses humans to review Google Assistant queries, report says

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    Google records and stores voice interactions that customers have with the company's voice powered devices and services, and it listens to some of them. While employees are instructed to treat account numbers and passwords as " sensitive ", they're left to their own devices everywhere else, leading to potential errors in judgment...like leaking to the media, according to Google, which condemned the contractor who spoke to VRT while fiercely defending its own practices.
  • Amazon Prime Day will actually be two days this year

    Amazon Prime Day will actually be two days this year

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    This year, the company is raising the stakes by making Prime Day 2019 a two-day affair. The main idea behind Amazon's Echo devices is to sell you stuff , so Alexa is more than willing to help you add things to your cart. The event also allows Amazon to draw attention to its own products and encourage users to subscribe to Amazon Prime, the premium shopping, delivery and streaming media service that is now used by more than 100 million people worldwide.
  • Apple update kills off Zoom web server

    Apple update kills off Zoom web server

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    Department of Energy. The update , removed a feature that quickly connected people to conference calls. According to Zoom , updating your client will now not just fix the issue, but eradicate the local web server. According to Leitschuh's claims earlier this week, even if Mac users uninstall the Zoom app from their system, the web server continues to persist and it can reinstall Zoom without the user's permission.
  • Nintendo Switch Lite official with 5.2in screen and built-in Joy-Cons

    Nintendo Switch Lite official with 5.2in screen and built-in Joy-Cons

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    The newly revealed Nintendo Switch Lite looks great. The new console will offer most of the capabilities of the original in a smaller footprint intended exclusively for portable gaming and a $100 lower price point. Instead, the Switch Lite is purely for mobile gaming. Since the system is intended for handheld play, the Switch Lite lacks a dock and the ability to connect to a television via an HDMI cable.
  • Nintendo Switch Lite CONFIRMED: Brand new handheld revealed in surprise announcement

    Nintendo Switch Lite CONFIRMED: Brand new handheld revealed in surprise announcement

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    It can only display resolutions up to 720p, given that it is a handheld only device and does not have a docked mode unlike in the original, that can display up to 1080p. According to Nintendo, you can expect to be able to power through four hours of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild before you'll need to find a charger, compared to three hours on the original, pricier Nintendo Switch .
  • Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10

    Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10

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    The pictures show a front-facing camera positioned in the middle of the handset and three cameras vertically aligned on the rear of the device, said German tech publication WinFuture . Keep in mind though that the Note 10 is a hair bigger or smaller, depending on what size you buy. The front is nearly ALL screen on either phone. The Silver model also comes with a blue S Pen.