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The Pixel 2's Portrait Mode is perhaps its best new feature due to how the algorithm can produce attractive photos that focus on one or more persons. The app can be downloaded from here , and, the best thing is that you don't have to root your smartphone to be able to use it. Portrait mode takes the place of the "Lens blur" option, tucked away in the hamburger menu, and works for both the front and back cameras, as intended.
  • Winter Weather Exposes Design Flaw At Chicago Apple Store

    Winter Weather Exposes Design Flaw At Chicago Apple Store

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    The building features "an impossibly thin carbon fiber roof, supported on slender stainless-steel columns", according to a statement from the deisgn firm. As Matt Maldre at Spudart points out, the lack of gutters on the roof has forced Apple to close off the plaza surrounding the store. Some heaters up top could at least dissipate the snow and ice.
  • Israel gives notice of withdrawal from UNESCO

    Israel gives notice of withdrawal from UNESCO

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    Six years ago, the United States cut off more than £59m $80 million a year, about 22 percent of its entire budget for UNESCO, in reprisal for its acceptance of Palestine as a member. The US, at the time, accused Unesco of having an "anti-Israel bias" - a sentiment echoed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who accused Unesco of becoming "the theatre of the absurd".
  • Nintendo Talks About Why DLC Is A Good Fit For The Switch

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    These gifts include a January 2018 calendar with Master Cycle Zero from "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild " and a new Home Menu Theme from "Breath of the Wild: A New Adventure", which will be released for the New Nintendo 3DS. According to the Wall Street Journal , Nintendo has delayed the release of 64Gnb game cards for the Switch until 2019. Nintendo said it expects sales to remain strong, forecasting it will sell another 10 million units over the next year.
  • Claire's Is Testing Some Of Its Makeup Products For Asbestos

    Claire's Is Testing Some Of Its Makeup Products For Asbestos

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    In a statement Friday, Claire's said initial testing found the cosmetics to be asbestos-free, but that "out of an abundance of caution, additional testing is underway". "We work closely with our vendors to ensure our products are tested and assessed in line with relevant country regulations and guidelines". They all came back positive.
  • Screenshots: Android 8.0 Oreo on the Moto X4

    Screenshots: Android 8.0 Oreo on the Moto X4

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    The Android Oreo update (which the carries build number 15.0405.1711.76) is based on ZenUI 4.0, the latest version of ASUS's custom skin. T-Mobile, the second major USA carrier has made a point to push the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Moto Z2 Force .
  • WhatsApp Accidentally Rolled Out Private Reply Feature for Windows Phone Users

    WhatsApp Accidentally Rolled Out Private Reply Feature for Windows Phone Users

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    WhatsApp notes that "for the following platforms, you can no longer create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts". WhatsApp will probably still continue working, but could stop at any moment. For most WhatsApp users, pulling support for older operating system (OS) versions will not really be noticeable. "As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use", the company said in a post.
  • Xiaomi Mi 7 to feature facial unlock similar to Apple iPhone X

    Xiaomi Mi 7 to feature facial unlock similar to Apple iPhone X

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    The Mi 7, unlike the iPhone X , is said to also feature a regular fingerprint sensor, as the company believes the physical sensor provides a level of convenience facial recognition can not match. Thanks to bezel-less display, the smartphone will also have onscreen navigation keys like the one found in the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 . MIUI 9 global stable ROM recently started rolling out to multiple Xiaomi smartphones such as the Mi Max, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4, Mi Max 2, Mi Mix ...
  • Chevy Chase Trust Holdings INC Increases Stake in Disney Walt Co (DIS)

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    About 3.45 million shares traded. The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) now has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of 9.7 Percent. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500. Tci Wealth Advisors reported 0.41% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ). They expect $1.59 earnings per share, up 2.58% or $0.04 from last year's $1.55 per share.
  • Christmas Tree Recycling Program Dec 28 2017 / Bryan Shupe

    Christmas Tree Recycling Program Dec 28 2017 / Bryan Shupe

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    The trees collected by the Public Works Department are ground up into mulch to be used by the Gateway Streetscape Foundation in flowerbeds throughout Martinsville and Henry County. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. The Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley is once again conducting a Christmas Tree Pickup, with the aim of raising funds for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
  • Google Has Discontinued the Pixel C Tablet

    Google Has Discontinued the Pixel C Tablet

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    The company says you should buy its latest Pixelbook instead. "We are committed to updating and supporting it, including the recent update to Android 8.0, so customers can continue to get the best out of their device", Google was quoted as saying by CNET late Thursday.