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How to save your Google Allo chats before the app is shut down

How to save your Google Allo chats before the app is shut down

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Last week, after pausing work on the app several months ago, Google announced its plans to shut down Allo at the end of March. The company says that it’s shifting all of its focus for a consumer messaging app toward Messages, which is used by over 175 million people monthly. Allo, on the other hand, […]

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A Quick Look at Qualcomm’s 5G Smartphone Reference Design

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One of the exciting things on display at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon tech summit was their 5G reference smartphone design – the one that gets handed around to the smartphone vendors so they can initiate their own designs. Reference platforms are usually base and ‘generally good’ all-around designs that OEMs can take as a starting point, and […]

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Uber manager raised concerns about self-driving program just days before fatal collision

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An 890-word email was sent to Uber’s executives that raised safety concerns about the company’s autonomous vehicle program just days before an Uber vehicle killed a pedestrian in Arizona last March. The email was sent to the head of Uber’s autonomous vehicle division and other top executives and lawyers by a manager in the group. […]

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How deaf researchers are reinventing science communication

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What do synapses actually look like? Or macrophages, the cleanup crew of the bloodstream? Can you picture the process of metastasis, the spread of cancerous cells through the body? Science can feel pretty abstract in English: the words themselves don’t teach you much about the concepts they describe. They’re just necessary bits of jargon to […]

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Giphy launched a keyboard extension and sticker maker for iOS 12 users

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Giphy updated its iOS app to include a new sticker-making tool and a keyboard extension you can incorporate into texts. Starting today, Giphy users can add the keyboard extension to their iOS devices to more quickly share GIFs. After updating or downloading the latest version of the Giphy app, you should be able to see […]

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Cold War propaganda spread the myth that science isn’t political

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As the United States and the Soviet Union harnessed science to build bigger bombs during the Cold War, the US government was trying to keep tabs on the scientific research going on around the world. That meant sending American scientists abroad to gather scientific intelligence — and the scientists were about as subtle about it […]

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The MSI B450 Tomahawk Motherboard Review: More Missile Than Axe

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From the few second-generation AMD B450 and X470 motherboards we have tested, the majority have been refreshed models of pre-existing boards. Over time, the vendors have had the opportunity to make minor tweaks and upgrades to keep ahead of current technological advances and inevitable design choices. MSI has tried to tick both boxes with the new […]

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MakerBot’s new 3D printer shows how much it’s changed in nine years

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MakerBot is announcing a new printer that’s more polished (and more expensive) than most of its earlier products. Known as the MakerBot Method, the printer is supposed to bridge the gap between its parent company’s expensive industrial machines, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the cheaper desktop printers that MakerBot is known […]

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Vivo’s new Nex has a second display and ‘Lunar Ring’ on the back

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The Galaxy S10 could be Samsung’s last flagship with a headphone jack

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Other than LG and its focus on audiophile-grade output, there’s been no stauncher defender of the headphone jack than Samsung. The phone giant regularly highlights the 3.5mm jack’s continued inclusion in marketing and device announcements, and its status as the most prominent manufacturer in the Android world means it has a major influence on how […]

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