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Digitalized infinity: Engineers present blockchain technology to verify natural diamonds

Members of the Russian startup Bitcarat.com, graduates of the National University of Science and Technology, have commercialized a unique technology aimed at verifying and tracing natural diamonds. The method is based on ...

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Damsel in distress or sexy sidekick? The representation of women in video games has changed

A slender woman draws her sword and confronts Surt, the God of fire. Compared to the terrifying God, the woman appears small and fragile. Nevertheless, she throws herself into the battle without hesitation.

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Coda 1.0: Wowza, a doc, tables, tabs, buttons, and go team

Coda has come out of beta and wants to relay its refreshed 'hello world.' Its declaration of a public debut has appeared, after months (and months) in private beta.

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Android phone becomes tool for conversations live between deaf and hearing people

Customer: "Hello." Barista: "Hello. What can I get you?" Customer: "I would like tea." For many, this is the most mundane, forgettable exchange between two humans. For those who know limitations confronting the deaf and hard ...

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Finders spot Dark Mode in Android Q leak

The early Android Q build has a dark theme and it is system wide. XDA Developers picked up the leaked Android Q build with February's security patches and flashed it on a Pixel 3 XL. The results: A video showing the changes ...

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Where is George? Ask this software to look at the crowd

George is a zebrafish. Along with Tom and 98 other mates, George swims freely in a laboratory tank at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU), in Lisbon, Portugal. A camera records from above a video of all the animals' ...

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Update for Files by Google carries USB-OTG support

Newer adds for Files by Google are in the news. Well, that was fast, said a number of Google watchers: "Roughly a month after it picked up its new branding, Files by Google has gotten an update with some features added," ...

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StorySign app converts text in children's books to sign language

A team of researchers and engineers at Huawei AI has come up with a unique way to help deaf children learn to read sign language—by using AI and augmented reality to interpret printed books. They have also hit on a way ...