Google developed its own mobile chip to help smartphones take better photos

Google Pixel 2 camera

There’s a lot going on under the hood of your smartphone camera every time you push the button

The Google Pixel 2 does a lot of processing work on each photo as part of its HDR+ platform.

The original article can be found here: https://www.popsci.com/google-pixel-visual-core-smartphone-chip?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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Smartphone gaming addict goes blind after playing for 24 hours straight

If you think an hour-long Candy Crush session or occasionally dropping $10 to refill your stash of Pokemon Go pokeballs is evidence that you have a smartphone “addiction,” you’ve got nothing on Wu Xiaojing, a 21-year-old woman who lives in northwest China’s Shaanxi province. Xiaojing (an apparently fake name she used to hide her identity) is a real smartphone addict, and by “real” I mean she ended up in the hospital after a 24-hour smartphone gaming marathon left her blind in one eye.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/10/smartphone-gaming-addict-goes-blind-after-playing-for-24-hours-straight.html

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How to stop your devices from listening to (and saving) everything you say

Yes, voice technology is amazing. You can ask your phone a question. You can talk to your speaker system and book an Uber. With the right setup, your voice can lock the doors, dim the lights and change the thermostat. All across America, people are embracing their oral fixation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/01/how-to-stop-your-devices-from-listening-to-and-saving-everything-say.html

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The iOS 11 hidden tricks you absolutely need to learn right now

iOS 11 is officially out, which means you can install it on your iPhone and iPad right away to experience some of the things Apple has been working on.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/21/ios-11-hidden-tricks-absolutely-need-to-learn-right-now.html

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Get ready for Hurricane Irma: 10 essentials for sheltering at home

Turn your home into a hurricane defiant fortress … if you are not planning to evacuate from the path of a hurricane, then sheltering in place still means you absolutely need to gear up and get ready.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/08/get-ready-for-hurricane-irma-10-essentials-for-sheltering-at-home.html

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Hurricane essentials: 12 must-have items to help you survive the storm

Are you ready for a hurricane to strike? What if you need to suddenly leave your home for a few days? Is your “go bag” prepared with the right essential items in case you need to evacuate to safety?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/07/hurricane-essentials-12-must-have-items-to-help-survive-storm.html

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Disney will make Star Wars and Marvel movies exclusive to its new streaming service

If you want to stream future Star Wars and Marvel films to your TV, computer, or smartphone, there’s only going to be one place to get them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/07/disney-will-make-star-wars-and-marvel-movies-exclusive-to-its-new-streaming.html

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Facebook is matching donations to Hurricane Harvey recovery

Donating to Hurricane Harvey recovery is now as simple as a few clicks inside Facebook — and your dollar goes twice as far now that the social media company has pledged to match the donations, up to $1 million.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/30/facebook-is-matching-donations-to-hurricane-harvey-recovery.html

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4 hidden Mac tweaks to speed up your computer

MacBook

Take macOS to the next level.

Is your Mac computer crawling to a standstill? It doesn’t have to be that way—try these advanced tricks to grant macOS the best possible performance.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/macos-tweaks-improve-performance?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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How to make a pinhole camera to watch the solar eclipse

If your Amazon eclipse-watching glasses are unsafe or you’ve just been procrastinating, here’s how to watch Monday’s solar eclipse without going blind.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/21/how-to-make-pinhole-camera-to-watch-solar-eclipse.html

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How Qualcomm will improve your smartphone's camera

Big changes are coming to your phone’s smartphone camera next year, with Qualcomm previewing an update to its image signal processor (ISP) that will better support features like face recognition and mixed reality.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/16/how-qualcomm-will-improve-your-smartphones-camera.html

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Facebook now has a dedicated Trending News section on mobile

Getting your news from Facebook may be getting a little easier. The social media giant has brought its redesigned Trending News section to mobile. iOS and Android users can enjoy the latest stories deemed most popular by others.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/15/facebook-now-has-dedicated-trending-news-section-on-mobile.html

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