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Android Messages Silently Discards Dark Mode, Revamped UI, and Smart Reply Feature

Android Messages earlier this week received an update that brought offerings such as a dark mode and a Smart Reply feature. While that update was yet to reach the passes through a wider rollout, Google has suddenly rolled back the entire experience altogether. Instead of pushing a new update through Google Play to bring back the old Messages app, the ...

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E-Sports's 2022 Asian Games Medal Status Put on Hold

The inclusion of e-sports as an official medal sport for the 2022 Asian Games cannot yet be confirmed, an Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) official said Saturday. A meeting of the OCA executive committee in Jakarta approved a programme of around 40 sports for the 2022 Asiad in Hangzhou, China, where e-sports had been expected to make its full debut. ...

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Apple Watch's Time Travel Feature to Be Killed With watchOS 5

Apple is saying goodbye to Time Travel — one of Apple Watch’s under-used features — with watchOS 5 this fall. According to an Apple Insider report, the Time Travel feature debuted as part of the watchOS 2 update. It lets users turn back (or forward) time to display certain information from a different date and time. It lets you go ...

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Netflix Deletes Users Reviews From Website

Netflix has removed all the user reviews submitted for TV shows, movies from its website as a part of the company’s decision. The company began notifying its subscribers of the move last month. The users could only post reviews up until July 30. The company also added that it would remove all existing reviews by mid-August, reported Variety. Netflix indicated ...

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Netflix Testing Running Ads Between Episodes, Users Protest

Nobody likes ads during regular shows and Netflix is reportedly trying to insert video promos in between episodes of a show. Clearly, not many would be in agreement with the company. As TechCrunch reports, Netflix is testing the feature to run full-screen video promos which are personalised based on the user’s viewing history. What perhaps make the promos more annoying ...

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Nokia 6.1 Gets a Price Cut in India Ahead of Next Week's Nokia 6.1 Plus Launch

Nokia 6.1 Plus is expected to be unveiled in India on August 21 and ahead of the launch, Nokia licensee HMD Global has dropped the price in India of the Nokia 6.1 or Nokia 6 (2018). Launched in India in April, the Nokia 6.1 was globally unveiled at MWC 2018 in February, but had first been launched in China in ...

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Google employees sign protest letter over China search engine

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company’s reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China. The employees are demanding more transparency so they can understand the moral implications of their work, said the Times, which obtained a copy of the letter. It has been signed by 1,400 employees and is ...

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NASA detects hydrogen 'wall' surrounding solar system

NASA s spacecraft New Horizons has found new evidence of a “wall” of hydrogen at the edge of the solar system, encircling all the planets and objects orbiting the Sun. The “wall” is actually a vast amount of trapped hydrogen atoms caught up in the solar wind, which produce waves of ultraviolet (UV) light and have been detected by the ...

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Xiaomi Redmi 5A Flash Sale to Be Held Today on Flipkart, Mi.com

Xiaomi Redmi 5A is set to go on sale in India today. Launched in November last year, the Redmi 5A will go on flash sale in two different variants – one with 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage, while the other one comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Both variants will be available for purchase through Mi.com and Flipkart ...

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Gaganyaan to Take Indian Astronaut to Space by 2022: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced an ambitious mission of sending an Indian astronaut to space by 2022 on board ‘Gaganyaan’. The mission, he said in his Independence Day address, would be launched using the Indian Space ResearchOrganisation’s (ISRO) own capabilities, and on successful completion, make India the fourth nation in the world to do so. “We have resolved ...

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