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IT Tinder testing looping videos for user profiles
Author: 0 Tinder testing looping videos for user profiles

As opposed to traditional video, the Loops are small, GIF-like looping videos, similar to the ones created by apps like Instagram's Boomerang and Twitter's Vine. Facebook is now requiring apps to "agree to strict requirements before they can access this data". "Loops represents the next step in the evolution of our classic profile", said Brian Norgard, Chief Product Officer at Tinder.

IT Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify before US House panel April 11
Author: 0 Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify before US House panel April 11

Meanwhile, up to 87 million users may have been affected by the leak of personal information to Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica - a number that was much bigger than previous estimates. Messenger doesn't use the data from the scanned messages for advertising, the company said, but the policy may extend beyond what Messenger users expect.

IT Fortnite: 'Battle Royale' adding loot Vending Machines
Author: 0 Fortnite: 'Battle Royale' adding loot Vending Machines

It's well worth knowing where the vending machines are located, as they allow players to trade in materials for weapons , which can give a big advantage if you find the right machine . Each Vending Machine will randomly select a rarity. For example, Legendary Vending Machines only sell Legendary items, but you'll have to spend more of your collected resources to get the best stuff.

IT Far Cry 5 is the series' fastest-selling installment
Author: 0 Far Cry 5 is the series' fastest-selling installment

Well Done, as this first Live Event is called, tasks you with killing animals using fire. For completing your personal goal you'll get a Prestige Flamethrower, and if the community completes their overall goal by the time the contest ends, everyone will get a new costume.

IT Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus, Nokia 6 Launched in India
Author: 0 Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus, Nokia 6 Launched in India

Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 will be available for pre-book starting April 20 while Nokia 6 will be available to the customers starting April 6. The Nokia 8 Sirocco embraces a Samsung-style curved AMOLED display - it's 5.5-inch 18:9 panel protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

Author: 0 IOS could detect when you hover you finger over the screen

People familiar with Apple's plans told Bloomberg Technology Wednesday that the Cupertino giant is developing curved iPhone displays and a new type of technology that would make it possible for users to control an iPhone with touchless gestures.

Author: 0 Galaxy S9 "mini" with mid-range specs spotted on Geekbench site

The smartphones with removable batteries have died even in the budget and mid-range segment, and even the Galaxy J7 and other J-series smartphones available for purchase have sealed-in batteries. However, do note that the Galaxy J7 Duo will not feature a dedicated Bixby button; so users will only get access to Bixby Home and Bixby Reminder.

IT Spider-Man PS4 Trailer Showcases Street-Level Combat
Author: 0 Spider-Man PS4 Trailer Showcases Street-Level Combat

As for the game's release, all we now know is that it is slated to be coming sometime this year. Spider-Man will head to PS4 in 2018, it's been confirmed ahead of a specific release date reveal. We take you through the opening of the game, the first mission, and plenty of open-world exploration. According to Insomniac , the reveal is a release date.

IT Facebook Messenger gets support for 360-degree panoramas and HD videos
Author: 0 Facebook Messenger gets support for 360-degree panoramas and HD videos

Giving its Messenger a more visual appeal, Facebook on Tuesday said that users can now send 360 degree photos and HD videos from within the platform. Meanwhile, on Facebook's Messenger , HD videos were introduced along with the 360-degree photo function. From there, we'll convert it to an immersive, envy-inducing photo that your friends and loved ones can experience on mobile by tapping and dragging the photo or by moving their phone, and on Messenger.com by clicking and dragging.

Author: 0 Apple Hires Google's AI Head John Giannandrea

Giannandrea becomes one of the 16 executives who reports directly to Apple chief executive, Tim Cook. Microsoft, Google and Amazon have already made huge technological advancements when it comes to artificial intelligence and Apple has been left behind.

IT International Olympic Committee says 7 countries interested in hosting 2026 Winter Olympics
Author: 0 International Olympic Committee says 7 countries interested in hosting 2026 Winter Olympics

The IOC claim that these reforms have led to a large increase in interested bid cities for the Games, although the threat of referendums could still lead to drop-outs. Sapporo held a successful Winter Olympics in 1972 but given it's in Eastern Asia, which just saw the Winter Games , and with Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 coming up, it's likely the International Olympic Committee would prefer to shift back to Europe or North America.

Author: 0 Apple has hired Google's head of search and artificial intelligence

Google now provides two updates - a general Android security update, and a Pixel specific update. He stepped down from Google on Monday, sparking speculation about his plans, but The Times said it was likely he stepped down specifically to go to Apple .

IT How Apple dropping Intel would change the future of technology
Author: 0 How Apple dropping Intel would change the future of technology

MicroLED has become a hot new buzz world in the Apple rumor circuit, with reports claiming that the company has a secret factory in California where it's developing the next-gen screen. The shift would be a blow to Intel , whose partnership helped revive Apple's Mac success and linked the chipmaker to one of the leading brands in electronics.

Author: 0 IOS 11.4 dev preview arrives with AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud

Given how big iOS 11.3 was in terms of features, we doubt that IOS 11.4 would be able to push the envelope yet again. However, more recently, Apple has been focused on getting features right rather than rushing them out. Like many companies, Apple has long held their developers to strict standards - both in quality and, more pressingly, time. What's new in iOS 11.4 beta 1? It also doesn't appear as if the wider AirPlay 2 functionality is part of the beta, but it could arrive in a later ...

IT Microsoft responds to new warrant for emails in Irish datacenter case
Author: 0 Microsoft responds to new warrant for emails in Irish datacenter case

The announcement comes off the back of the company officially launching its two new Azure regions - known as Azure Australia Central - this morning, in partnership with Canberra Data Centres (CDC). Interestingly, there's also an ethics course (a topic Microsoft is paying close attention as it pivots to focus on AI ) as well as a module on machine learning in Azure, the company's cloud platform.

IT 5 moments Winnie Madikizela-Mandela displayed her fearlessness
Author: 0 5 moments Winnie Madikizela-Mandela displayed her fearlessness

Only four years before the couple's split in 1996. "The fight for development is universal and courageous men and women are always called upon to lead when times are challenging-in the past and today". However, her marriage with Mandela was short-lived‚ as he was arrested in 1963 and sentenced to life imprisonment for treason. She had back surgery a year ago.

IT Budget Friendly Honor 7A Launches with 18:9 Display and Dual Cameras
Author: 0 Budget Friendly Honor 7A Launches with 18:9 Display and Dual Cameras

Apart from that, the Honor 7A comes in 2GB and 3GB RAM variants along with 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded with the help of a MicroSD card. The phone also has face unlock feature like most of the Honor smartphones and it can scan 1024 facial features. For now, there is no word on the Honor 7A's global release date.

IT Afridi condemns Kashmir killings, questions UN's efforts to stop bloodshed
Author: 0 Afridi condemns Kashmir killings, questions UN's efforts to stop bloodshed

Reacting to Monday's anti-terror operation in Kashmir where 13 militants were killed, Afridi tweeted, "Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir". Gambhir wrote in his tweet which got over 5000 likes in less than 30 minutes. The terrorists were killed in three different encounters on Sunday which also saw three Indian Army jawans martyred and four civilians dead.