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Gboard is a new keyboard from Google for your iPhone It has all the things you would expect from a great keyboard GIFs, emojis, and Glide Typing

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Skype keeps the world talking Free messaging, voice and video calls with anyone for free- Talk face to face with a video call- New group video

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The app is actually designed to answer any kind of school question — science, history, etc. — but the math thing is the slickest part. For other kinds of questions, Socratic kind of does a bit of Googling, and in my experience can typically find similar word problems on the wide internet, or from its own database of answers. It has trouble with word problems, but if you can write down a word problem in math notation it shouldn't be an issue.

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Uber will pay $20 million to settle a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission that it misled drivers about earnings and vehicle financing, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. The consumer protection agency alleged that Uber publicized misleading statements about the amount of money drivers could earn in 20 cities. For example, Uber said drivers could earn up to $90,000 a year in New York City and $74,000 in San Francisco.

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We found out this week that 2016 was the hottest year ever recorded, further supporting the consensus that the Earth is getting gradually warmer due to human activity. Year over year, we don't necessarily notice a difference, but when you zoom out a bit and look at a full century's worth of temperature data, the change is much more dramatic. NASA's new timelapse video allows us to do just that, and it's the most terrifying 20 seconds you're likely to see today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCVXnrQfzgA With data going back to 1880, the clip shows a gradual ebb and flow of temperature, at least for a while. In more recent years, however, the the oranges and reds envelope the cooler blues. The change is especially dramatic starting around the 1970s through today, where it's hard to spot any sign of cooler temperatures muscling in. "Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit (0.99 degrees Celsius) warmer than the mid-20th century mean," the agency explains. "This makes 2016 the third year in a row to set a new record for global average surface temperatures.  The 2016 temperatures continue a long-term warming trend, according to analyses by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. NOAA scientists concur with the finding that 2016 was the warmest year on record based on separate, independent analyses of the data." If you prefer a year-by-year comparison of the data, there's also a handy — and equally scary — GIF that utilizes the same temperature data: Any way you slice it, the planet is absolutely getting hotter, and it's up to us to decide what we're going to do about it.

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Ginger emoji are in the works, according to a report by Emojipedia. The Unicode Committee will be meeting next week at the Apple campus in Cupertino, CA to discuss how to implement emoji with red hair in upcoming Unicode standards. A proposal suggests several methods for adding a red-headed option.

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Instantly reach the people in your lifefor free Messenger is just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your

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The United Launch Alliance is kicking off its first mission of the year with the launch of its Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this evening. The vehicle will be sending an infrared surveillance satellite into a high orbit for the US Air Force. Take off is scheduled for 7:46PM ET, though ULA has a 40-minute launch window in which the rocket can launch anytime before 8:26PM ET.

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Earlier this week, Tesla scored a huge coup when it announced the hiring of Chris Lattner, a widely respected Apple engineer who helped spearhead the development of Swift and who also helped oversee Apple's Xcode team. While Apple engineers migrating to Tesla is certainly nothing new, Lattner is arguably the most high-profile employee to leave 1 Infinite Loop to work for Elon Musk. As for his new role, Lattner will begin working at Tesla later this month where he will become Tesla's VP of Autopilot Software. In the wake of Lattner's move to Tesla, there's been a lot of speculation as to what prompted the departure. While one report initially claimed that Lattner was disillusioned by Apple's overbearing culture of secrecy, Latter has since come out and called such claims patently false. Since then, Lattner has taken to more pro-actively explaining why he left Apple, a wise move given that the alternative would be to simply let speculation build upon itself, likely leading to misleading characterizations about his time at Apple. Speaking to MacRumors , Lattner explained that he was drawn to Tesla by the opportunity to work on important and challenging engineering problems. What's more, Lattner articulated that he's also excited about the prospect of working on something new after more than a decade of focusing on developer tools exclusively. "I've been writing code for more than 30 years, and 16 of those years have been in the developer tools space," Lattner said. "I love it, but I am ready to move on to something else. Autopilot is clearly incredibly important to the world because of its ability to save people's lives (and increase convenience). It is also a very, very hard technology problem and my experience building large scale software and team building is useful. Of course, I’ve also been a huge Tesla fan for some time." Notably, Lattner wasn't the only big Apple departure to make headlines over the past few days. Earlier in the week, word surfaced that Tesla hired Matt Casebolt, a mechanical engineer at Apple who helped work on the MacBook Air, the Mac Pro, and the recently released MacBook Pro with the TouchBar. For those interested in more of the backstory surrounding Lattner's decision to work for Tesla, make sure to check out his recent appearance on this week's episode of the ATP podcast .

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Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to pay $20 million to settle claims by the U.S. government that it exaggerated prospective earnings in seeking to recruit drivers, documents filed with a federal court on Thursday showed. The company had posted on its website that some Uber drivers made more than $90,000 in New York and $74,000 in San Francisco when the real earnings were considerably less, the Federal Trade Commission said in a court filing. In addition to the $20 million payment, Uber would be barred from misrepresenting its drivers' earnings or payments for automobiles, according to the court filings.

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As far as the rumormill is concerned , Apple is dead-set to release a major iPhone this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of rounded corners and pinch-to-zoom. Most people are assuming it's going to be called the iPhone 8, keeping Apple's tradition of adding a number every time it makes a major version upgrade. But "iPhone 8" has some major problems for Apple. It's boring, far too evolutionary, and most Apple fans can't count that high. (Please, be gentle in the comments.) Here's the biggest practical issue: if Apple does what we're expecting and releases an iPhone 7S and a flagship iPhone 8 this year, it'll kill the smaller iPhone before it makes it to market. No one wants to spend $600 on a brand-new phone that's objectively not the best thing you can buy. Apple's brand relies on the premium feel, the idea that when you buy a new iPhone, you're getting the very best technology available today. If you have to stand in line for your iPhone 7S behind someone buying an iPhone 8, that idea goes out the window. Then there's the competition. By no small coincidence, Apple and Samsung are on the same numerical naming scheme these days. The iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 will be direct competitors, as would be the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8. But in 2018, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S9, and Apple will (presumably) be stuck with the iPhone 8S. I'm not saying that people solely buy their smartphone based on which has the bigger number, but there's definitely some compensation happening. So, if not the iPhone 8, then what? A few analysts have thrown around "iPhone X" as the logical successor. "X" in this case will be a stand-in for 10, since it's going to be the 10th anniversary iPhone. Apple is likely to make a big deal about the 10th anniversary. The timing is right: the original iPhone was just killed off by AT&T, Apple will be looking to reinforce its reputation for innovation with an all-new iPhone, and by September, Trump's constituents will probably be ready to reminisce about 2007.

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Fake news is worrying IT security pros, and there appears to be no end in sight.

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(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp forecast full-year earnings above Wall Street estimates and reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by growth in newer areas such as cloud-based services and analytics. IBM's shares were up 2.9 percent at $171.64 in after-hours trading on Thursday. The Armonk, New York-based company forecast adjusted earnings of at least $13.80 per share for fiscal 2017, beating the average analyst estimate of $13.74, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. ...

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The lack of a TV set shouldn't prevent you from following Friday's presidential inauguration ceremony, the pomp and circumstance surrounding it, and the many protests and marches planned around the country. ...

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On Friday, hundreds of thousands of people will arrive in downtown Washington for the inauguration of Donald Trump. Many will be there to celebrate the incoming president, but a significant number will also be there to signal opposition, as part of the Women’s March and other demonstrations. Given the incoming President’s reliance on private security forces distinct from the Secret Service, it’s unclear how authorities will respond to the protests.

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Deadline reports that the actor will star in Black Adam, a companion to the upcoming Shazam! where he’s already set to play the superpowered anti-hero. Since then, Warner Bros. has been relatively quiet about the film, making no announcements about who will fill the title role. Black Adam was created back in 1945, and was originally conceived as the arch-nemesis of Shazam, then known as Captain Marvel.

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Intel announced the Compute Card at CES 2017 a few weeks ago. It’s designed to let hardware manufacturers easily add computer internals to smart devices, all built around a single, upgradable standard. The new Nexdock is one of the first products we’ve seen announced that looks to take advantage of the Intel Compute Card.

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You can now buy Bandit’s Firebird, but don't you really want McQueen's '68 Ford Mustang GT.

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If you’re holding onto a Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, then go ahead and check whether there’s an over-the-air update waiting for you. Samsung has already released the Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 series in several markets, and your device should get it soon if it’s not there yet. But, as expected, the Galaxy S7 won’t be the only Samsung phone to run Nougat this year. Samsung also confirmed a number of other Android devices that are supposed to get the update in the coming months. Unsurprisingly, the 2015 flagship devices including the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 are included in the list, but Samsung also listed a few tablets and Galaxy A devices. In a footnote on Samsung’s official announcement for the Galaxy S7's Nougat update, Samsung said that “Android 7.0 Nougat will be expanded to additional countries on the following devices within the first half of this year: Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge Plus, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE unlock), Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A.” However, don’t get too excited just yet. This is Samsung, after all, which isn’t known for releasing speedy Android upgrades — not even for flagship handsets. If you own older devices that aren't mentioned above, it’s very likely you won’t see a Nougat release for them at all. That said, Samsung’s announcement also includes details about some of the new Nougat features available on the Galaxy S7. Samsung highlights the new quick panel and notifications, the improved multi-window feature, Samsung Pass, and a brand new feature called Performance Mode. Performance Mode sounds very much like the Galaxy S8’s rumored “Beast Mode,” and it’s intended to let users optimize the phone to meet their needs in certain use cases. Performance Mode includes Optimized mode, Game mode, Entertainment mode, and High Performance mode — read more about it at this link .

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In a Q&A on Periscope today, Julian Assange continued to squirm around questions over what exactly would be required for him to fulfill his promise to face charges in the United States should President Obama grant clemency to Chelsea Manning, as he did on Tuesday. The problem, Assange seems to say, is that there are currently no public charges against him. The US Justice Department has been investigating Assange and WikiLeaks for seven years over the publication of sensitive documents leaked by Manning.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is going to great lengths to protect his privacy on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where he purchased a 700-acre plot of land in 2014 for more than $100 million. Starting last month, Zuckerberg began filing lawsuits against Hawaiian land owners who own small slices of his estate that were passed down from generation to generation, according to the Honolulu Star Advisor. Zuckerberg’s plan to teardown and rebuild four of his Palo Alto, California homes surrounding his primary residence was denied last September.

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If your small business or home office suffers from wireless dead spots, you might consider a mesh networking device. Meet one of the new players in that realm: Linksys Velop.

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Last week, a third-party case manufacturer leaked what may have been the world's first ever look at Samsung's upcoming flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone. While nothing has been confirmed at this point, everything we've seen and heard since then suggests that the images of the phone  could indeed end up being accurate. Now, the same case maker is back with a fresh new look at another hotly anticipated flagship smartphone: LG's G6. LG will unveil its next-generation G6 smartphone during a press conference to be held on the Sunday before the annual Mobile World Congress trade show is scheduled to begin. The company hasn't yet confirmed many details about the phone, though is has unveiled the device's new Quad HD display, and a company executive has confirmed that the new model will not feature the modular design LG debuted on last year's G5. We've seen and heard rumblings surrounding the LG G6's new design, but nothing firm has leaked until now. Ghostek, the same case maker that may have published accurate renders of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8, has now posted new renders showing the LG G6 in a waterproof case from its Atomic 3 line. The Galaxy S8 renders were believed to be based on information obtained from the factory that is producing Samsung's next-generation flagship phone, so it's possible the new G6 renders are based on similar intel. Here are a handful of the images posted on Thursday by Ghostek: Again, the accuracy of the images above has not been verified. If this is what's in store from LG next month, however, the G6 could be the latest in a long line of LG flagships that fail to compete with Samsung's Galaxy S lineup or Apple's iPhones. There is no indication of what new features the G6 might tout, but the design appears to be a minor iterative upgrade. Meanwhile, both the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 are rumored to feature bold redesigns with displays that occupy nearly all of the phones' front sides.

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