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OpenCellular: Facebook’s latest effort to bring internet connectivity to remote areas of world

OpenCellular: Facebook’s latest effort to bring internet connectivity to remote areas of world

On Wednesday, Facebook has announced about an open source, wireless platform known as OpenCellular. Facebook wanted to provide internet access to remote areas of the world and the latest announcement is a major step towards that direction.

OpenCellular is a software and hardware platform that provides support for different types of wireless networking standards, including 2G, LTE and Wi-Fi. Being modular in nature, OpenCellular can be upgraded as per the future standards. In fact, it is sturdy enough to operate in extreme weather conditions.

Use Memories feature on Snapchat

Use Memories feature on Snapchat

People keep records of their memories in form of photographs and videos and cherish them whenever needed. There is another way out for you to access your memories more conveniently. Snapchat app offers a Memories feature. Snapchat's main camera interface has new extra icon that can be swiped to access memories.

Questions arise after another crash involving Tesla Motors vehicle equipped with Autopilot

Questions arise after another crash involving Tesla Motors vehicle equipped with Autopilot

New questions have been raised following the crash that included a Tesla Motors Inc. vehicle equipped with Autopilot, regarding how the feature and other upcoming technologies are going to figure into accident investigations, was it driver’s fault or that of the autopilot of the vehicle?

Verizon Defends Wireless Plans with ‘More Money But More Data’ Offer

Verizon Defends Wireless Plans with ‘More Money But More Data’ Offer

Verizon has revised its wireless plans, but the company contends “it is a kind of price increase that not exactly is a price increase”. Verizon increased its current “pick a size from small to extra large” data buckets from $30-100 to $35-110. As soon as customers aired their discontent, the company went from offering 1-18GB to 2-24GB extra data on those plans. Besides, a slew of add-ons were on offer too.

Amidst all this explanation, what Verizon failed to do was simplify things for its customers so that it was easy for them to shift from a current plan to a new one.

DeepMind partners with eye hospital to build a machine that will diagnose eye diseases

DeepMind partners with eye hospital to build a machine that will diagnose eye diseases

Google’s DeepMind will work with Moorfields Eye Hospital in London to make artificial intelligence capable of detecting two common types of eye diseases which physicians fail to detect accurately. The computer will study medical records of 1.6 million patients of the hospital to make more precise diagnosis while saving time.

The physicians often diagnose diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration inefficiently; they evaluate their results by analyzing medical charts and interviewing patients. But still their diagnoses go wrong 10 to 20% of the time.

Comcast Customers with X-1 Platform will be Netflix-compatible soon

Comcast Customers with X-1 Platform will be Netflix-compatible soon

A big deal has been signed between Netflix and Comcast. Both the companies confirmed the partnership on Tuesday and announced that it will be beneficial for users. Now later this year, Comcast set-top box users will be able to stream Netflix like any other cable channel, as per the company’s announcement.

Under the deal, the streaming service will be incorporated into Comcast’s X-1 box. The statement also reported that both the companies have to work on various aspects before making the service available to public.

Google offers free four-month trial for new Google Play Music and YouTube Red subscribers

Google offers free four-month trial for new Google Play Music and YouTube Red subscribers

Google is promoting Google Play Music in a novel way, which is by offering a free four-month trial to new users. The offer rolled out as a part of July 4 festivities would allow customers to have an access to what is all available on the Play Music store and they would also be able to enjoy a YouTube Red subscription.

Generally, the subscription for Play Music All Access costs $9.99 per month. In this subscription, users have an access to the entire music library and the lately launched YouTube Red service. The library comprises of more than 35 million tracks.

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