Google Play Store has recently made the redesigned web version of the app widely available. Apart from the wider release of the redesigned version of the app store, Google has also added a new Compatibility section for app listings on Android . This section named “Compatibility for your active devices” is now available at the bottom of the “About this app” section of the app listing in Google Play Store on Android devices. The section has not been rolled out for everyone as the Compatibility section is still not visible for some handsets. According to a report by 9to5Google, the app Compatibility section is available on devices running version 30.6.16-21 of the Google Play Store. Google Play Store app Compatibility section availability Users will only be able to see devices that are linked to their Google Account and have been active in the last 30 days. This section is available at the bottom of the “About this app” section of the app listing. Google Play … [Read more...] about app: Google Play Store adds new app Compatibility section: What it means for Android users
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SAN FRANCISCO: Tech giant Google is working on two built-in snores and cough detection features that will let it detect if users snore or cough in their sleep. The tech giant is reportedly working on these features for Pixel and Android , 9To5Google reported. The tech website spotted lines of code in the installation file of the Google Health Studies app. It revealed that the company is conducting a study called aSleep Audio Collection' that is only available to Google employees. "You must be a Full-Time Googler with an Android phone to participate in this study," the report said. "Environmental conditions required for this study are to have no more than one adult sleeper in the same room who does not work for a competitor company," it added. Google explained that its "Health Sensing team is actively working to bring an advanced suite of sensing capabilities and algorithms to Android devices to provide users with meaningful insight into their … [Read more...] about google: Google likely working on built-in snore, cough detection feature
One of the biggest question marks surrounding the fate of the planet’s coastlines is dangling from its underbelly. The melting of the Antarctic ice sheet has long been a relatively minor factor in the steady ascent of high-water marks, responsible for about an eighth of the 3 millimeters of annual sea-level rise. But when it comes to climate change, Antarctica is the elephantine ice sculpture in the boiler room. The ice sheet is so massive that its decline is, according to the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment , “the largest potential source” of future sea level rise. Accurately forecasting how much of it will be unleashed as seawater, and when that will happen, could help coastal communities plan for surging flood risks. A study published Aug. 14 in Earth System Dynamics — one that took more than 2 years and 50,000 computer simulations to complete, combining information from 26 atmospheric, oceanic, and ice sheet models from four polar regions — … [Read more...] about Antarctic Riddle: How Much Will the South Pole Melt?
Something to look forward to: Microsoft has started to roll out the significant changes to OneNote it teased last August, including a visual overhaul and new organization features, with more still to come. The biggest additions to the note-taking app involve dictation with smart pens, voice, AI, and cameras. If you're confused about which of the two Windows versions of OneNote will receive the changes, Microsoft plans to unify them. Microsoft's refresh of OneNote starts this week for current channel users, primarily with smart pen dictation improvements. OneNote can now make pixel-perfect versions of shapes users try to draw with Windows Ink. Handwriting can now convert into text of the right font size, and a digital ruler can help users draw straight lines. OneNote can also now automatically sort pages by name and date. Users can still manually sort, and the app will remember their choices. OneNote can now update while the system is locked which should make getting these new … [Read more...] about Microsoft OneNote is receiving a major overhaul, still free to download
The big picture: Windows is no longer what motivates Microsoft's vision for the software-driven world. Instead, it's become a simple vehicle for selling subscriptions to the company's services, including a subscription for running Windows itself in the cloud. As the PC market's continued growth is not guaranteed, the focus is now on extracting the most out of the existing user base. Over the past several years, Windows has faded into the background at Microsoft, with cash cows like Office 365 , Azure , and Xbox rising to the top of the priority list. With the PC becoming a mature market with little room for growth, the Redmond giant gradually turned its focus to making its software and services available on as many platforms as possible to overcome this limitation. When the pandemic forced many to work and study from home, Microsoft scrapped its plans for a cloud-first, lightweight Windows 10X operating system. Instead, the company baked it into the full-fat Windows and … [Read more...] about Satya Nadella: Windows is the “socket” for subscriptions like Microsoft 365 and Xbox Game Pass
In context: Way back in 2006, British mathematician Clive Humby coined the now oft-repeated phrase that "data is the new oil". Since then, there have been numerous, vigorous debates about the accuracy or validity of the comment. Regardless of where you fall in those discussions, it seems fairly obvious now that for most businesses and organizations, data does represent a type of lifeblood, providing information and opportunities that can drive further success—or point to potential concerns and failure. The importance of data has become particularly apparent in light of the rapidly expanding range of analytics tools that can be used to glean useful insights from it as well as the staggering number of efforts to steal or destroy it via cybersecurity threats. While the needs and requirements necessary to best address these two sides of the data coin are radically different, they do highlight how important the proper use and care of data has become. In that context, the latest … [Read more...] about Dell’s “hardware as a service” Apex expands to include analytics and data recovery
Kayla Williams has never said the word “suicide” on TikTok, even though she uses the platform to discuss mental health issues with her 80,000 followers. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the 26-year-old student from Berkshire, England, has posted multiple videos about suicidal ideation and her stay in a psychiatric ward. Some of these clips are lighthearted, others far more serious. Yet Williams does not utter the word “suicide” to her front-facing camera, or type it in her captions, for fear the TikTok algorithm will censor or remove her content. Instead, she uses the word “unalive.” The hashtag #unalivemeplease has 9.2 million views on TikTok; #unaliving has 6.6 million; #unaliveawareness has an additional 2.2 million. Though #suicideprevention is a frequently used tag on the app, the hashtags #suicide and #suicideawareness do not exist—if you search for them, TikTok pulls up the number for a local crisis helpline. It’s a well-intentioned policy, initiated in September 2021 … [Read more...] about Are TikTok algorithms changing how people talk about suicide?
Sony expects to supply imaging sensors to 15 of the world’s top 20 global automakers by 2025, underscoring the company’s ambitions for electric vehicles and autonomous driving as it tries to diversify beyond mobile phones. The Japanese conglomerate flagged its intention to accelerate a push into the auto industry in 2020 when it unveiled a prototype EV called the Vision-S. This year, it has launched an EV division and announced a joint venture with Honda to make cars. Sony has now said it aims to provide the sensors crucial to EVs and autonomous vehicles, as it diversifies beyond making smartphone camera parts for Apple, Google, and Samsung. “We expect to be doing business in automotive imaging sensors with 75 percent of the top 20 global carmakers by financial year 2025,” said Terushi Shimizu, the head of Sony’s imaging and sensing business at a two-day event for investors that finished on Friday. The 20 automakers would make about 80 percent of cars sold globally within three … [Read more...] about Sony accelerates push into car sector in diversification drive
YouTube Shorts is Google's rival to TikTok and Instagram Reels. Launched in September 2020, the short-form video format allows creators and artists to make videos of 15 seconds or less. What is the USP of YouTube Shorts YouTube Shorts is built directly into the YouTube app. With Shorts, YouTube aims to make it easier to create and upload videos right from one's smartphone. And people who come to YouTube can find Shorts integrated into the YouTube experience, with a specific destination just for short videos. YouTube has foundational creation tools, like a multi-segment camera to string multiple video clips together up to 15 or 60 seconds (options for both), the ability to record with music from a large library of songs, control speed settings, and more. Shorts offers creators ability to add text, captions to videos; record up to 60 seconds, or even sample audio from other Shorts to remix into their own creation. In what is claimed to be an exclusive feature, it … [Read more...] about Explained: What are YouTube Shorts and tips to make