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Messenger Just Added an Augmented Reality Feature and It's Freakin' Awesome

In order to boost the functions popularity, Facebook recently opened it up, allowing users to cross-post to Facebook Stories from Instagram and Messenger , but the solution still lags behind its other platforms. "By opening AR Studio to all creators, we're taking steps towards making AR more a part of everyday life". To add a World Effect, open the Messenger Camera from the inbox and then scroll to choose from the camera effects and pick an effect and then tap to add it to your image.

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Google search results: Here's what Ireland searched for most in 2017

The second top search was for former " Today " show anchor Matt Lauer , who was sacked from NBC last month for a complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior. The Netflix show " 13 Reasons Why ", which dealt with suicide, was No. 5, and Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was No. 9 after he committed suicide in July.

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Become A Hogwarts Student In Harry Potter RPG

Interactive Entertainment, which will release the game under its new Wizarding World-centric label, Portkey Games . Mobile game developer Jam City is behind the title, which is being planned for a spring 2018 release. "Along the way players will participate in all of the magical classes and activities they have come to love", reads a press release, "like Defence Against the Dark Arts, Potions, Duelling Club, and more".

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The Nokia 6 (2018) hits TENAA

It would be called the Nokia 6 (2018 ). This would mean that the capacitive touch button would be removed in favour of the on-screen navigation buttons. It seems, Nokia 9 may come with a similar design as the Nokia 8. Given the fact that the Nokia 6 (2018 ) already surfaced on TENAA it's only a matter of weeks before it becomes official.

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Apple turns on app preorders in App Store

However, there are some who would always like to have all the brand new and trendy apps installed on their smartphones. That means you won't be charged $1.99 if you pre-ordered the app when it was listed for 99¢. The guidelines, which seem to be broader than many developers realized, were released by Apple after its Worldwide Developer Conference in June, banning apps " created from commercialized template or app generation service ".

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Ready Player One trailer shows world of pop culture collide

If you've found yourself stumped by some of them, fear not - we have created a handy guide to the Ready Player One trailer Easter eggs and references which you can find in the gallery below! There's a good chance you'll find more than a couple of well-known characters from either games or movies in Ready Player One's trailer .

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Named the best video games of this year

The Champions' Ballad DLC pack is available now by purchasing the Expansion Pass . The quality of the Nintendo game was not only recognized by the awards it won yesterday, but also by the nominations that account for the success it has had since its launch.

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Overwatch - Return to Winter Wonderland

The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means: New Overwatch stuff. Winter Wonderland launches on all platforms on December 12 as a free update. Essentially, it boils down to 5 Mei players taking on resident big lad Winston, who also happens to be player controlled. The Yeti player will need to avoid the Meis and find meat stashed around the map which acts as fuel for his Primal Rage.

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More Details on Apple Pay Cash

They can use the debit and credit cards they already have added to Apple Pay, so there's no need to install an app or create yet another account. Apple Pay Cash is the Cupertino tech firm's answer to Venmo . Those delays-presumably coupled with lagging demand for the iPhone 8 by users anxious to pick up Apple's latest phone-enabled Android to increase its market share by 4.3% in the five biggest European markets, 8.2% in the United States and 7.5% in Japan during the three months ending ...

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Google just launched a new version of Android for low-budget phones

Sameer Samat, VP, Product Management, Play + Android, announced that Android Oreo ( Go edition ) - a new smartphone experience for entry-level devices - is available to the Android ecosystem of developers, partners and carriers as part of today's release of Android 8.1.

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IPhone crashing? Widespread iOS date bug wreaks havoc on December 2

After much investigation - courtesy of a thread on the iPhone subreddit - it appears that the issue relates to repeat time-based notifications . The bug was reported soon by the officials and the new update was soon released after realizing the issue.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Will Debut New Desert Map Gameplay Next Week

Consoles have long struggled to hit the 60fps mark, but the Xbox One X is the game changer with native support for 4K, HDR, and 60fps. That said, Greene added that he has "great faith" he and his team will get to 60 FPS, though he also said frame rate is not as important in a game like PUBG , as opposed to a twitch shooter.

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Google's Datally app helps keep your data use under control

A "Next Billion Users" unit formed by Google chief executive Sundar Pichai set to work on Datally about two years ago, after traveling the world and finding that the cost of mobile data services was a vexation, especially in places where budgets are tight and smartphones are the main way people go online.

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Fortnite Update Brings Smoke Grenade, Xbox One X Enhancements

The "derivative works" that Epic Games claim the boy has built for cheating purposes can not be proven, the mother argues. Epic says it banned the teen as many as 14 times, but says he kept creating accounts under different user names. Momma is not happy and has accused Epic of using a teenager as a scapegoat for a much larger group of cheaters - most of whom just received a ban. It's also up in the air right now whether Epic really plans on following through.

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Oscar Pistorius jail term for killing Reeva Steenkamp more than doubled

Pistorius shot and killed Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013, firing four shots at her through a locked toilet door. Pistorius claims in an affidavit he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder. It's rare for the Supreme Court to change the sentences handed down by trial judges so dramatically. The lawyers of Oscar Pistorius have one more option to challenge the ruling of the Supreme Court of Appeal.

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IPhone X Shipping Times in Canada Improve to 1-2 Weeks

This device will be made for the countries like China and India, where there is a huge market for the premium smartphones, with a price tag less than $400 (₹24,000). The device is rumored to come with a 1700 mAh battery and a 5 megapixel front camera, the rear camera will apparently come with 12 megapixels. While Apple may decide to insert top-end features for the SE 2, the cost and over-all size should not be compromised, especially that the iPhone SE targets the users who are not fond of ...

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Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Share Photos in 4K High Resolution

Whether you're catching up over moments big and small - like a recent vacation, an unbelievable meal at a new restaurant, a new member of the family, or the first snow day of the year - sharing photos of our experiences brings our conversations to life.

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Apple's 4-inch iPhone SE may have a successor soon

Many Apple fans still believe that the iPhone SE - with its 4-inch screen - is the ideal size for a smartphone. As the SE was significantly less expensive than Apple's luxury phones, it may very well be that the company is looking to focus their efforts on increasing their representation in the huge market that is India.

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Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9, S9+ at CES in January

Rumours surrounding when we'll see the Galaxy S9 announced fluctuate between January and just prior to Mobile World Congress. Samsung's Dex dock is also expected to get an upgrade, now featuring a flat configuration allowing users to use the screen as a mousepad or keyboard.

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Announced, Coming To West In 2018

With a healthy dose of villains and magic mixed with technology much like that in World War II, the Valkyria Chronicles series has made a name for itself thanks to a compelling story and deep strategic gameplay. You play a handful of characters, including the "eager, young Commander Claude Wallace, engineer/heavy weapons extraordinaire Riley Miller, hotheaded Darcsen Raz, ice-cold ace sniper Kai Schulen, and more".

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Some AT&T wireless customers unable to make calls

Since 8 p.m. outage reports began subsiding, with most of the reports originating in National Football League cities, especially Atlanta, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. "These users should restart their devices, which should resolve the issue". AT&T wireless customers nationwide reported not being able to make or receive calls Wednesday.

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OnePlus 5T first impressions: A worthy successor for the OnePlus 5

For many of us, as well-received as OnePlus phones are ( and we're certainly fans of them around here ), they often force us to settle in various ways. This is the same price the OnePlus launched at earlier this year. Worth mentioning though is that it will be the beta version of Oreo software serving as the base for that version of OxygenOS, and with the phone launching on November 22nd, those who are thinking about picking it up will have about a month wait before they get bumped up to ...

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Google Doodle pays tribute to hole puncher on 131st anniversary

Now Google has paid tribute to the well-loved tool with an delightful animation. The German scientist Friedrich Soennecken, born in 1848, filed patent for the hole puncher on November 14, 1886. Soennecken, who was the son of a blacksmith, has several inventions to his credit. A hole puncher is a common office tool that creates holes in sheets of paper so that the sheets can easily be collected in a binder or folder.

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HTC unveils Vive Focus, Vive Wave VR in Beijing

More soon. Can't wait for you to try it. The US-focused headset was a Google Daydream standalone that HTC teased way back at Google I/O in May . HTC Vive Wave is the VR platform that will run on the Vive Focus VR headset. A rather basic-looking touch and motion tracking controller also looks to be part of the Vive Touch package.

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Samsung announces Exynos 9810 flagship processor likely to power Galaxy S9

Or rather, it's posted a page for the SM-A530, but given that the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017 ) has the model number SM-A520 and the Galaxy A5 (2016) is the SM-A510 there's little doubt that this is the Galaxy A5 (2018). The report adds the Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 got FCC approval on November 9. The smartphone has now been spotted on FCC, hinting at the imminent launch.