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How to Force Dark Mode on Web Pages in Google Chrome

It is no wonder that Google is on a mission to embrace the dark mode as more and more Google apps are getting dark mode support in their latest updates. Chrome recently got the dark theme on all platforms and now, Google is bringing a feature that forces all the webpages out there to turn dark. Note: The feature is available on the stable version of Chrome in a more basic form under the name “Android web contents dark mode”. Enable Forced Dark Mode in Google Chrome 1. To get started, download the latest version of Google Chrome Canary. For the uninitiated, Google releases all its experimental features to the Canary version for testing the feasibility and efficiency of the feature. Be warned that the Chrome Canary version might be unstable at times and you may notice a few occasional hiccups. 2. Open Chrome Canary and type chrome://flags in the address bar. In this page, you will find all the available and unavailable Chrome flags ever made by Google. Search for “Force Dark Mode for ..
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Google’s ‘Socratic’ Learning App Now Uses AI to Help High School, College Students

Google has announced that a mobile learning app called ‘Socratic’ that it acquired last year, now uses AI to help high school and university students when they’re doing schoolwork outside the classroom. “It guides them through the resources that are available, and identifies the core underlying concepts that will lead them to answers to their questions”, the company said on its official blog. According to Google, the app is the result of its efforts at building educational resources for students and addressing the challenges they face while studying by themselves. “We’ve heard that students often get ‘stuck’ while studying. When they have questions in the classroom, a teacher can quickly clarify—but it’s frustrating for students who spend hours trying to find answers while studying on their own”, the company said. To address the problem, Google says it worked with educators to create subject guides on over 1,000 higher education and high school topics, including, but not limited to,..
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Instagram Starts Allowing Users to Flag Misinformation

In an attempt to fight fake news and misinformation, Facebook-owned photo and video sharing platform, Instagram has now started rolling out a new feature that will allow users to flag posts if they believe they’re spreading misinformation. The announcement was made by Instagram head Adam Mosseri on Twitter, where he said “I’m proud that, starting today, people can let us know if they see posts on Instagram they believe may be false. There’s still more to do to stop the spread of misinformation, more to come.” Misinformation is an issue I've personally spent a lot of time on. I'm proud that, starting today, people can let us know if they see posts on Instagram they believe may be false. There's still more to do to stop the spread of misinformation, more to come:https://t.co/SRYwvgqPaz — Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) August 15, 2019 With the new feature, which is rolling out first in the United States, users will be able to mark posts as false or misinformative by simply ta..
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Oppo Reno 2 With Quad-Cameras, 20x Zoom to be Launched August 28 in India

Barely months after launching the first-generation Oppo Reno smartphone with 10x zoom, the Chinese smartphone company is all set to launch its successor with even more telephoto power. The company on Friday started sending out press invites for its ‘Oppo Reno 2-series’ smartphones that will launch August 28 with a quad-cam setup and 20x zoom. As can be seen from the invite, the devices will apparently be launched first in India, but there’s no further info apart from the confirmation that they will also have a Shark Fin selfie camera module like their predecessor and, sport a vertically-stacked camera setup on the back. The only other thing that one can deduce from the invite is that the company will likely launch multiple devices in the lineup, given how the it clearly mentions ‘Reno 2 Series’ instead of just ‘Reno 2’. While Oppo is yet to officially confirm any of the key tech specs, recent rumors have suggested that the Reno 2 might be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 700 series p..
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Huawei Trademarks AR/VR Glasses; Launch Expected at IFA 2019

While we await the launch of the Mate 30 Pro with bated breath, Huawei has now gone ahead and received trademarks for both AR and VR glasses. This follows the myriad of previous trademarks rumored to be for the Mate 30 series, but gives weight to talks of Huawei working on its own pair of AR glasses. Huawei CEO Richard Yu last year revealed that the company was working on a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses. He sees a ton of value in AR technology and the new trademark applications prove the same. You can find the trademark application below: Huawei Technologies filed two trademarks application with the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) and at the UK IPO (Intellectual Property Office) a couple of days ago on August 14. These are for the Huawei AR Glasses and VR Glasses, with the description describing the devices as 3D spectacles, eyeglasses, and smartglass. There’s not a whole lot of information available in the trademark applications, except for the simplist..
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Twitter Leads $100mn Funding in Indian Social Media App ShareChat

In a bid to get a toehold in the burgeoning regional-language social networking market in India, Twitter has led a $100 million funding round for home-grown social media platform, ShareChat. The report has been confirmed by the Managing Director of Twitter India, Manish Maheshwari, while people with knowledge of the development said the latest capital infusion valued the company at $600-$650 million. In a prepared statement on Friday, Maheshwari said: “Twitter and ShareChat are aligned on the broader purpose of serving the public conversation, helping the world learn faster and solve common challenges. This investment will help ShareChat grow and provide the company’s management team access to Twitter’s executives as thought partners”. Sharechat had earlier raised Rs. 720 crore (about $100 million) in funding from several notable investors, including Chinese tech giant, Xiaomi. The round last September was led by existing investor Shunwei Capital, while some of the other leading inve..
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You Can Now Assign Reminders to Your Family via Google Assistant

The latest update to Google Assistant is adding a new feature that will allow users to assign reminders to their family members. Called ‘Assignable Reminders’, the new functionality will help families and housemates better collaborate and stay organized while at home or on the go, said Google. “This means you can now create reminders for your partner or roommate to do things like pick up the groceries, pay a recurring bill, walk the dog—or send them a note of encouragement when they need it the most”, said the company on its official blog. Users will only be able to send and receive reminders to and from people who are in their Google family group or those who have their accounts linked to the same smart display or speaker and are Voice Matched. The recipient must also be in a senders’ Google Contacts for the feature to work, said the company. In addition, users will also be able to block anyone from sending them reminders through the new ‘Assignable Reminders’ section in Assistant ..
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Redmi Shows Off its 64MP Quad-Camera Smartphone

Both Realme and Redmi are working on 64MP quad-camera phones, which they plan to launch to the masses really soon. The former has already given us a hands-on with its 64MP camera prototype whereas Redmi has only talked up the tech behind its setup. It seems Redmi now too wants to establish that its smartphone is ready and has shared a production video for its 64MP smartphone. Xiaomi VP Lu Weibing took to Weibo to share a tiny teaser video that shows their next smartphone on the production line. He also revealed that its 64MP camera smartphone, which is possibly the Redmi Note 8 Pro, entered mass production half a month ago. Unlike Realme, you can see in the video below that Redmi too is building a quad-camera smartphone. This teaser shows three vertically aligned camera sensors, with the massive 64MP sensor sitting at the center and no info on any other sensors. This is coupled with a fourth sensor on the right. It could either be a depth or macro sensor. Neither Weibing nor the te..
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Huawei Mate X Launch Postponed Yet Again; Won’t Release Before November

Huawei has reportedly postponed the launch of its Mate X smartphone yet again, announcing that it isn’t likely to be released before November. The company is believed to have confirmed as much at a press event in Shenzhen on Thursday, but it will still want to launch the device in time for the holiday shopping season ahead of the Chinese Spring Festival in early 2020. The launch date was earlier pushed back from June to September following the catastrophic failures of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Meanwhile, according to TechRadar, the more interesting news is about the second-generation Mate X model, which may be unveiled early next year with more screens that its troubled predecessor. As per the report, the engineering marvel may be accomplished by swapping out the steel rear cover in the current Huawei Mate X with a glass back, “and those glass surfaces could become usable, touchable displays”. In case you don’t know it already, the Mate X was originally expected to launched last June,..
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Realme 5 to be Priced Below Rs 10,000, Confirms CEO

Just a few short days after announcing that the Realme 5-series smartphones will be launched in India on August 20, Realme CEO, Madhav Sheth (@MadhavSheth1), has revealed that the Realme 5 will be priced starting at under Rs. 10,000. Earlier rumors had suggested that the device might be priced starting at Rs. 9,999, while its more powerful sibling, the Realme 5 Pro, may be priced starting at around the Rs. 15,000 mark. Some achievements on our technology journey A. 1st to bring 48MP Quad camera smartphone in India B. World’s 1st Quad camera smartphone under 10k 1st in India C. Powerful Qualcomm chipset 1st time ever launching in India All on 20th Aug #ProudIndian#HappyIndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/r9xDQt7PwM — Madhav '5'Quad (@MadhavSheth1) August 15, 2019 While Realme has officially confirmed some of the important features of the upcoming devices, most of their key tech specs remain under the wraps for now. Both devices have been confirmed to ship with quad-cam setups ..
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