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Uber parks its service in Morocco – TechCrunch

20 February, 2018 Sci/Tech - Google News 0

TechCrunch

Uber parks its service in Morocco
TechCrunch
Uber is pulling the brakes on its service in Morocco, which will cease on February 23, as it waits (and hopes) for local regulators to accommodate app-based ride-hailing. The company announced the move on its country blog yesterday, writing that it has
Taxis, Ride-Hailing Firms Battle for Business on Road to Tokyo OlympicsWall Street Journal
Sony to launch a ride-hailing service in Japan as Uber CEO signals further expansion in the countryCNBC
Uber CEO’s Asia Trip Underscores Its Persistent Global AmbitionsBloomberg
ZDNet –Quartz –Nasdaq –Phys.Org
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Swype Keyboard Discontinued As Nuance Focuses On AI Plans – International Business Times

20 February, 2018 Sci/Tech - Google News 0

International Business Times

Swype Keyboard Discontinued As Nuance Focuses On AI Plans
International Business Times
Nuance Communications, Inc. — the developer behind Swype Keyboard — has announced that it will no longer update both the iOS and Android versions of the app. On Monday, a Reddit user shared that he has contacted Nuance to ask about a problem with the
Nuance Confirms that Swype Keyboard for Android and iOS is DiscontinuedTechnology Personalized
One of the world’s fastest on-screen keyboards has been discontinuedSoyaCincau.com
Swype Keyboard on Android and iOS will No Longer Receive UpdatesNashville Chatter
Sid Tech (press release) (blog) –Phone Arena –Droid Life –AndroidOS.in (blog)
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The WyzeCam is a $20 security camera, and it just got better – The Verge

19 February, 2018 Sci/Tech - Google News 0

The Verge

The WyzeCam is a $20 security camera, and it just got better
The Verge
I’ve never owned a security camera, so don’t quote me as an expert, but I’ve been reading some WyzeCam reviews this afternoon and they’re a little astonishing: a good, functional, easy-to-use, and feature-rich streaming security camera for $20. Well
The WyzeCam gets a smarter sequel that still costs only $20Engadget
Wyze Cam v2 offers more features at same $20 priceZDNet
Wyze’s new smart home security camera, the Wyze Cam v2, gains Alexa functionalityDigital Trends

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Neptune’s Huge Storm Is Shrinking Away In New Images From Hubble – Universe Today

19 February, 2018 Sci/Tech - Google News 0

Universe Today

Neptune’s Huge Storm Is Shrinking Away In New Images From Hubble
Universe Today
Back in the late 1980’s, Voyager 2 was the first spacecraft to capture images of the giant storms in Neptune’s atmosphere. Before then, little was known about the deep winds cycling through Neptune’s atmosphere. But Hubble has been turning its sharp
Hubble Identifies Shrinking Storm on NeptuneSanvada Tech News (blog)

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The Overwatch ‘Puppy Rumble’ celebrates the Year of the Dog with real dogs (Updated) – PC Gamer

19 February, 2018 Sci/Tech - Google News 0

PC Gamer

The Overwatch ‘Puppy Rumble’ celebrates the Year of the Dog with real dogs (Updated)
PC Gamer
The Overwatch Year of the Dog event got underway earlier this month, but later today Blizzard will take the action to the next level with the first-ever Puppy Rumble, a no-holds-barred competition featuring real, and really small, dogs. In Overwatch
Blizzard is streaming a puppy version of Overwatch on TwitchVentureBeat
The Overwatch Puppy Rumble is tonight’s must-see programming (update)Polygon
Blizzard is streaming a Puppy Rumble today for OverwatchDestructoid
Shacknews –USgamer –GeekDad (blog) –Heroes Never Die
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Genes of ‘extinct’ Caribbean islanders found in living people – Science Magazine

19 February, 2018 Sci/Tech - Google News 0

Science Magazine

Genes of ‘extinct’ Caribbean islanders found in living people
Science Magazine
Jorge Estevez grew up in the Dominican Republic and New York City hearing stories about his native Caribbean ancestors from his mother and grandmother. But when he told his teachers that he is Taíno, an indigenous Caribbean, they said that was
Study identifies traces of indigenous ‘Taíno’ in present-day Caribbean populationsEurekAlert (press release)

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Chrome 64 now trims messy links when you share them – The Verge

19 February, 2018 Sci/Tech - Google News 0

The Verge

Chrome 64 now trims messy links when you share them
The Verge
Google’s latest consumer version of Chrome, version number 64, just started cleaning up messy referral links for you. Now, when you go to share an item, you’ll no longer see a long tracking string after a link, just the primary link itself, as spotted
Chrome cleans up messy URLs when you share from your phoneEngadget
Google Chrome Update Cleans Up URLs When You Share ThemUbergizmo
Chrome 64 for Android shortens and converts mobile links when sharing URLs9to5Google
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Sony releases mysterious teaser for its next phone – The Verge

19 February, 2018 Sci/Tech - Google News 0

The Verge

Sony releases mysterious teaser for its next phone
The Verge
Sony is apparently going to introduce something at Mobile World Congress next week, going off the fact that its Xperia account tweeted a teaser video for the annual phone event this morning. The video shows a hand and a bunch of ripples cascading down
Sony Xperia teaser hints at big changes at MWC 2018SlashGear
Sony’s MWC Announcement Could be Very LitDroid Life
Video: Sony Teasing Android Flagship Launch At MWC 2018Android Headlines
Express.co.uk –Phone Arena –Alphr –androidandme.com
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Nike’s latest Air Jordan sneaker ‘drop’ showcased the potential of Snapchat commerce – Recode

19 February, 2018 Sci/Tech - Google News 0

Recode

Nike’s latest Air Jordan sneaker ‘drop’ showcased the potential of Snapchat commerce
Recode
Snapchat has yet to make a big splash in e-commerce, choosing instead to keep the focus on its advertising business model for now. But a partnership between the social media app and Nike during the NBA’s All-Star weekend showcased Snapchat’s potential
Nike teamed up with Snap and Darkstore to pre-release Air Jordan III ‘Tinker’ shoes on SnapchatTechCrunch

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China and Europe love SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy rocket. Does NASA? – Quartz

19 February, 2018 Sci/Tech - Google News 0

Quartz

China and Europe love SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy rocket. Does NASA?
Quartz
When SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket debuted this month, China’s aerospace community was mostly envious, noting that their equivalent rocket, the Long March 9, would not be ready for another decade. One story in state media observed that “to put it more
See a burnt Falcon Heavy booster in person this weekCNET
Falcon Heavy will change spaceflight less than you thinkThe Space Review
SPACE COLUMN: SpaceX gives glimpse of near futureEnid News & Eagle
Outer Places –Digital Trends –India West –KHOU
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