Nope, Android isn’t getting a system-wide dark mode (at least not yet)

By Sarah Perez According to a number of reports today, the next version of Android would include a “dark mode” – something that’s been a long-time feature request from those who prefer the dark-themed and power saving option that’s already available in apps like YouTube and Twitter. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. News that Android…

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Microsoft and Xiaomi to collaborate on AI, cloud computing and hardware

By Ingrid Lunden After Microsoft signed a deal to test Windows 10 on Xiaomi devices in 2015 and then Xiaomi bought a trove of patents to help run other Microsoft services on its devices in 2016, today the two companies announced another chapter in its collaboration. Xiaomi and Microsoft have signed a Strategic Framework Memorandum…

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Airbnb is rolling out a new tier aimed at higher-end travelers

By Matthew Lynley Airbnb today is rolling out a few new additions to their home-booking system, including new tiers that are aimed at higher-end customers called Airbnb Plus and Beyond by Airbnb. The new Airbnb Plus tier has homes that are verified for “quality and comfort,” rolling out with around 2,000 homes to start that…

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Robinhood rolls out zero-fee crypto trading as it hits 4M users

By Josh Constine Coinbase has some serious competition. Today Robinhood starts rolling out its no-commission cryptocurrency trading feature in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana and New Hampshire. Users can buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum with no extra fees, and track those and 14 other coins in its sleek app. That’s compared to paying 1.5 to…

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Product Hunt launches no-spam tech news digest app Sip

By Josh Constine “We didn’t want to create another app thirsty for attention” writes Product Hunt CEO Ryan Hoover. So instead of a constant stream of fresh stories and alerts, Product Hunt today is releasing what’s essentially a tech industry newsletter in iOS and Android form. Sip distills the day’s big headlines into a set…

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Gartner reports first ever global decline in smartphone sales

By Natasha Lomas Global smartphone sales have not been firing on all cylinders for several years now but Gartner’s latest figures record the first ever decline since the analyst began tracking the market all the way back in 2004. Read More Source:: https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/22/gartner-reports-first-ever-global-decline-in-smartphone-sales/?ncid=rss Related posts: Facebook’s plan to unite AR, VR, and News Feed with…

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A system to tell good fake bokeh from bad

By Devin Coldewey The pixel-peepers at DxOMark have shared some of the interesting metrics and techniques they use to judge the quality of a smartphone’s artificial bokeh, or background blur in photos. Not only is it difficult to do in the first place, but they have to systematize it! Their guide should provide even seasoned…

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