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Snapchat is now embracing the black-box equations that it once shunned. But Snapchat isn't like Facebook when it comes to content, and it won't be exactly copying its algorithms. How the old Snapchat worked. Therefore, the original News Feed would be only content from friends. Snapchat is also including a dynamic friends page to the left of the camera UI which "displays your friends based on the way you communicate with them".
  • HDMI 2.1 arrives with Dynamic HDR and 10K support

    HDMI 2.1 arrives with Dynamic HDR and 10K support

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    It also means that high-resolution video shot from elite cameras capable of capturing such footage will be able to be enjoyed as they were meant to. What does HDMI 2.1 bring? In order to fully utilize the HDMI 2.1 spec, you'll need to replace your existing HDMI cables with an Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable, which has been designed by the HDMI Forum.
  • Waymo's self-driving cars hit 4 million miles

    Waymo's self-driving cars hit 4 million miles

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    Waymo puts the milestone in perspective by noting that it would take a human around 300 years to drive that many miles, if they were driving at the average rate of a person in the US today. On the other hand, in simulation and on test tracks, the Waymo self-driving cars have traveled nearly 2.5 billion miles, the company said. Waymo says that its private tests have included 20,000 scenarios, from aggressive drivers "barreling out of driveways" to people jumping out of bags or laying down on ...
  • Vacancy rate hovers below 1 per cent in Victoria

    Vacancy rate hovers below 1 per cent in Victoria

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    A bachelor suite cost renters in Penticton $657 per month, while a one-bedroom suite cost $780, a two-bedroom was $951 and a three-bedroom was $1,285. In total, the average renter paid $867 in Penticton, compared to $822 in 2016. As Canada's authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers objective housing research and information to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing ...
  • This Year's Only Supermoon Happens This Weekend

    This Year's Only Supermoon Happens This Weekend

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    When the moon is full at that short distance, the resulting supermoon can appear about 14 percent larger in the sky, and can be about 30 percent brighter. ET. So when will you be able to see the supermoon? The bright Aldebaran star will become visible again after 6:46 a.m. People from Alaska can see the moon pass by the star at 4:38 a.m., and the star will be visible again at 5:32 a.m.
  • Alan Pardew set to be named as manager

    Alan Pardew set to be named as manager

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    Newcastle had offered little in attack and a second West Brom goal looked to be the end of their chances, but skipper Clark rose unmarked at a corner three minutes after Field's strike to head in a response. "I don't like to talk about players but I was really pleased with some of the things he did", Benitez told The Chronicle about Yedlin . "It's hard for him to be in both places at the same time".
  • Bungie cancels final Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris live stream

    Bungie cancels final Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris live stream

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    It's clearly a hot ticket issue right now within the Destiny 2 community, with many responding directly to Bungie with reports of feeling betrayed, lied to, and purposefully mislead. It's as good a time as any to join the Destiny 2 community. Following EA's handling of microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2 which ended up forcing the company to remove monetary transactions from the game completely, it's clear that people who play video games are taking a hardline against unfair ...
  • Apple flaw allows MacOS High Sierra logins without passwords

    Apple flaw allows MacOS High Sierra logins without passwords

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    As it turns out, it's remarkably easy for someone to gain admin access to the device; you don't even need a password. The vulnerability does not always work on the first attempt, but simply continuing to click the "Unlock" button with " root " entered as the username and no password provided will eventually unlock the machine.
  • Researchers find living bacteria from outer space on ISS satellite's surface

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    In particular, they took probes from places where the accumulation of fuel wastes were discharged during the engines' operation or at places where the station's surface is more obscure. These bacteria accidentally entered outer space during the "Test" and "Biorisk" experiments, in which special pads are installed on the ISS hull and left there for several years to determine how the material is affected by the conditions in space.
  • Tardy Air India Passenger Slaps Official At Delhi Airport. She Slaps Back

    Tardy Air India Passenger Slaps Official At Delhi Airport. She Slaps Back

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    For a 5am flight, she arrived at 4.18am. She was asked to meet the duty manager, with whom too she argued. Soon after, she got into a scuffle with a lady Air India staffer and reportedly slapped her. Later at a police station. they apologised to each other. "The lady staff in retaliation also slapped her", said DCP, Airport, Sanjay Bhatia. Later on both parties compromised in the matter between them and did not want any action.
  • Artificial muscle inspired by origami can lift 1000 times its own weight

    Artificial muscle inspired by origami can lift 1000 times its own weight

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    We expected they'd have a higher maximum functional weight than ordinary soft robots , but we didn't expect a thousand-fold increase. This can be constructed out of various material, the team explains, be it plastic sheet or coiled metal. "Vacuum-based muscles have a lower risk of rupture, failure, and damage, and they don't expand when they're operating, so you can integrate them into closer-fitting robots on the human body", he said.
  • RCom's shares slide after reports of CDB insolvency case against it

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    Reliance Communication owes more than $6 billion to Indian lenders, which are now negotiating with the company to convert the debt into equity. And the comment by the reliance communication immediately denied by the CDB. Besides CDB, RCom's equipment and technology suppliers like Ericsson India Ltd and Manipal Tech Ltd have already filed bankruptcy petitions against the telecom company.
  • Xiaomi upcoming Desh ka Smartphone to be a Flipkart exclusive

    Xiaomi upcoming Desh ka Smartphone to be a Flipkart exclusive

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    Moto X4 that was launched a few backs in India uses this new SoC. A fully functioning Xiaomi R1 was spotted in a subway in China and the interesting thing about the mystery phone is that it has very thin bezels on the sides resembling FullView (with 18:9 aspect ratio) screen-based Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 .
  • Call of Duty: WW2 Datamine Reveals New Weapons and Modes

    Call of Duty: WW2 Datamine Reveals New Weapons and Modes

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    Call of Duty: WW2 is available to everyone, and for most the first place they're going to wind up is the game's multiplayer mode. MrJaRnii showcased these four gameplay modes off by playing against bots. Also, Sledgehammer Games has detailed the upcoming Call of Duty: WW2 events . one of the Call of Duty: WW2 events is the extended double XP weekend which starts today and will continue until November 27, 6 pm United Kingdom, 7 pm CET.
  • Shinji Hashimoto: '2018 will be a big year for Final Fantasy'

    Shinji Hashimoto: '2018 will be a big year for Final Fantasy'

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    In a recent interview with YouTuber EDAMAME Arcade Channel, Shinji Hashimoto stated that a big new Final Fantasy game is going to release in 2018. It's also worth bearing in mind that Square Enix has expressed sizable support for Nintendo's latest console, the Switch, claiming it to be ideal for mid-tier games and remasters so it's not out of the realms of possibility that Hashimoto-san's comments regarding new Final Fantasy games can be applied to that, too.
  • Assassin's Creed Rogue PS4 HD release outed

    Assassin's Creed Rogue PS4 HD release outed

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    As reported by Kotaku UK , several online retailers in Italy have listed Assassin's Creed Rogue HD for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles. Three Italian retailers have overnight listed the game for early next year. For those unfamiliar, Assassin's Creed Rogue serves as a follow-up to Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and sets the stage for both Assassin's Creed 3 in the US and Assassin's Creed Unity in France.
  • Russian Federation loses contact with new weather satellite

    Russian Federation loses contact with new weather satellite

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    Roscosmos said "the Soyuz 2.1b rocket put the booster Fregat and space satellite Meteor-M in the designated intermediate orbit". Russian Federation has lost contact with one of its crucial satellites just hours after it was launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, local media reports say.
  • Steam rocket man's flat-Earth flight grounded — Surprise

    Steam rocket man's flat-Earth flight grounded — Surprise

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    Hughes explains his encounter with the Bureau of Land Management in a video that was uploaded to MGTV History's YouTube channel . Advancement missed its shot Saturday at freeing the round planet of a "self-educated" scientific genius keen on demonstrating the earth is level by propelling off in his hand crafted rocket.
  • Vietnamese security firm cracks iPhone X FaceID, again

    Vietnamese security firm cracks iPhone X FaceID, again

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    In the video, the mask unlocks the phone successfully twice, bypassing the required attention feature in the process - suggesting that a mask can actually fool iPhone's Face ID. If Face ID detects that you aren't the owner, or you are not paying attention to the iPhone, it will not show the notifications. "Collecting a fingerprint is much harder than taking photos from a distance", the firm stated.