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Beyond vertical video viewing that is already common on smartphones thanks to the likes of Snapchat, other common video formats include square-shaped and those in other aspect ratios that differ from the traditional horizontal video. The GIF demonstrates this, showing that it not only adapts to fit the video, but also automatically shrinks when the user scrolls down to read comments and view related videos.
  • Will need govt incentives to fulfil India's EV dream: Maruti

    Will need govt incentives to fulfil India's EV dream: Maruti

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    The company, which plans to launch its first EV in India by 2020, also said it will conduct a study to find consumer insights to prepare for the journey. "This survey is going to provide us the first reliable data from the ground", said Bhargava. He added, "We expect some answers in the next 6 weeks, and will plan accordingly".
  • Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman of Google's parent company

    Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman of Google's parent company

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    In 2015, when Google established Alphabet as its new corporate parent, Schmidt became executive chairman of the holding company, Larry Page became its CEO, and Sundar Pichai took over as CEO of Google. Schmidt had a long career as a software executive before becoming Google's CEO in 2001. "I'm incredibly excited about the progress our companies are making, and about the strong leaders who are driving that innovation".
  • Civilization VI is now available for the iPad

    Civilization VI is now available for the iPad

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    Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history's greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. The game itself will only run on iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, and the iPad Pros at this time. And as a full version reconfigured for touch controls on Apple's iPad, the turn-based war strategy game will let gamers walk, pace, and move, untethered by a PC or a game console.
  • Goldman Sachs Group Upgrades Activision Blizzard (ATVI) to "Buy"

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    Activision Blizzard Inc now has $49.06 billion valuation. ( ATVI ) traded up $0.10 during trading on Thursday, reaching $64.48. The cost of selling goods last quarter was 552 million, yielding a gross basic income of 1.07 billion. 93 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. (NASDAQ: ATVI)'s shares owned by insiders are 0.70%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 90.60%.
  • Apple admits its slowing down our older iPhones

    Apple admits its slowing down our older iPhones

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    Apple's fix appears to be throttling the CPU to prevent the phone from randomly shutting down. After checking the device's performance with the processor benchmarking service Geekbench , TeckFire replaced the battery of his iPhone 6s and checked again to discover the performance of the processor had improved markedly.
  • The founder of Litecoin no longer owns any of his own cryptocurrency

    The founder of Litecoin no longer owns any of his own cryptocurrency

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    He stated that he has sold all his LTC to avoid the conflict of interest that comes with his influence and position as LTC founder. Trading opened at $4.33 on the first day of the year. An employee of Google at the time, Lee envisioned litecoin as a cryptocurrency that would offer merchants faster transaction times. Lee didn't disclose how many litecoins he had sold at what price but said his actions had not affected the price of the asset.
  • Spongy Rocks responsible for disappearance of water on Mars

    Spongy Rocks responsible for disappearance of water on Mars

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    Once upon a time, Mars was a lovely planet covered by deep blue oceans with white fluffy clouds floating through the sky. Now, scientists from Oxford's Department of Earth Sciences have published a study that said water on Mars did not evaporate or just disappear but is hiding in the rocks.
  • Call of Duty WWII First DLC Pack Resistance Detailed, Launches Next Month

    Call of Duty WWII First DLC Pack Resistance Detailed, Launches Next Month

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    As the name suggests, this DLC focuses on the resistance efforts during WWII . The DLC brings in three new maps to play in: Valkyrie , Anthropoid , and Occupation . Operation Intercept is the new War mode being introduced in The Resistance DLC . Entitled Operation Intercept , you're tasked with rescuing French Resistance Fighters who have become POWs.
  • Blizzard is working on a new shooter with vehicles

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    Well, it didn't necessarily spill the beans on what it's doing next, but a recent job listing points at the possibility that we'll be seeing something fresh from the publisher once again. It's also possible it might not be a new Blizzard game at all, but could be an extension of the current Overwatch game. Although this does not say much about what this "unannounced project" is, speculations can already be made.
  • Facebook and Universal Music Group Enter Global Licensing Deal

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    In a deal that is the first of its kind, Universal Music Group and Facebook have announced a partnership. So, on the one hand this is what publishers and labels have been asking for in 2017 - an initial deal to license Facebook for the music contained within user-uploaded videos.
  • Apple wants universal apps across all its platforms

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    Not only is that more work for the developer, but inevitably, more time is going to be spent on the mobile app, which has a far greater chance of success on the iOS App Store. Google is also slowly moving towards it by making its Android apps available for Chrome OS users. An app like Twitter for Mac has not been updated for a long time while the app sees prompt updates pushed for iOS.
  • Honor 9 Lite with full screen display, quad cameras, Android Oreo launched

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    One major plus point of the Honor 9 Lite is the four cameras. The new mid-range Honor 9 Lite will have an 18:9 5.65-inch IPS LCD panel with a Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The handset has two variants 3GB and 4GB coupled with 32GB and 64GB internal storage, respectively. The registrations for this device will start from Friday.
  • Facebook Ditches Another Fake News-Fighting Initiative

    Facebook Ditches Another Fake News-Fighting Initiative

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    Nearly exactly a year ago Facebook announced that it would enable people to flag fake news articles so that third-party fact checkers could evaluate their veracity and, if considered false, flag them as "Disputed". The social network said that related articles, in contrast, are more effective at showing the broader picture. If someone tries to share a fake news story, they will get a popup notifying them of additional reporting from fact checkers.
  • Apple (AAPL) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

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    The institutional investor held 69,864 shares of the aerospace company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.76M, down from 76,155 at the end of the previous reported quarter. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 81.16% EPS growth. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) by 2.1% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • Happy winter: It's the shortest day of the year - by a lot!

    Happy winter: It's the shortest day of the year - by a lot!

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    This is the longest night, or the shortest day , of the year and occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, or 23.5 ° south latitude. In Germany and Scandinavia, a 12-day solstice (" Yule ") is observed from mid-December, to which the rest of Europe and North America owes many of its Christmas customs, from the tree and front door wreath to the chocolate log.