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Dark Mode Could Finally Be Coming To Android P Update – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Dark Mode Could Finally Be Coming To Android P Update Ubergizmo Update – Apparently not anymore. According to Google, this was a “miscommunication with the team”. We guess Android users will just have to keep waiting for dark mode. For several years now we have seen Google tease the possibility of dark mode coming ... and more »

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

 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 was getting its own dark mode… Read More

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Jeremy Fiance, the 26-year-old founder of House Fund, ups his VC ambitions

 A little less than two years ago, we reported on Jeremy Fiance, a then 24-year-old recent UC Berkeley graduate who’d just taken the wraps off his new firm, The House Fund. It had secured $6 million in capital commitments from an array of individual investors, many of them venture capitalists, to fund startups coming out of UC Berkeley. At the time, Fiance argued persuasively that the… Read More

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Public media will resurrect Gothamist, LAist and DCist

 Local news sites Gothamist, LAist and DCist are coming back from the dead. Their assets (including story archives) have been acquired by three public radio companies — WNYC in New York, KPCC in Southern California and WAMU in Washington, D.C. According to the acquisition announcement, the deal comes after a competitive sale process, and it was funded by “generous philanthropic… Read More

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Google publicly launches ARCore 1.0 on 13 phones, will begin expanding Lens preview

 After playing around in the experimental phase, Google is bringing its ARCore augmented reality platform to its 1.0 release with availability on over 100 million Android devices. If you have a new Pixel phone, you may have been able to play with Google’s AR Stickers that brought Star Wars and Stranger Things into the real world. With ARCore’s launch today, developers are now able… Read More

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Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders

 Alongside news of Google Assistant’s forthcoming multilingual support and the addition of more languages this year, Google also announced this morning its smart assistant would soon be gaining two new features: Routines and location-based reminders. Google has been promising Routines were in the works for some time. The feature, which lets Google Assistant users string together… Read More

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‘Annihilation’ is an unsettling science fiction fever dream

 Writer-director Alex Garland has said that his adaptation of Annihilation isn’t a straightforward retelling of the book — instead, he said, it’s “true to my subjective response to the novel.” That’s a fair warning: The movie’s details don’t really match the book, which was written by Jeff VanderMeer. What carries over, however, is a sense of… Read More

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Discord partners with eSports teams to launch Verified Servers

 Discord, the voice and text chat app for gamers, is today announcing a new partnership with a number of eSports teams for the launch of Discord Verified Servers. Verified servers ensure that users know they’re communicating with an official source, similar to verified accounts on other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Alongside using these servers for their… Read More

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Samsung saves Opera Max browser app from the deadpool

 Opera Max lives on after Samsung acquired the mobile browser to save it from oblivion. The browser was one of the first data-friendly mobile browsers and it later added privacy-focused settings, including safeguards against insecure WiFi connections and a VPN. The popular app clocked up more than 500,000 installs, but that didn’t stop parent company Opera — which is owned by a… Read More

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