This dog's heartwarming rescue from a New York subway tunnel will bring you happy tears

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One lucky pup found compassiom in a most unlikely place: The New York City subway.

Dakota, aka Loppy the dog, was playing with her dog walker at a park in Brooklyn on Friday when the pooch managed to escape. Frightened, the poor pup ran to a place that she knew — the Jay St. station — and ended up inside the dangerous subway tunnel.

“It’s a familiar place for her, we commute together every day. She entered, ran across the platform, and at some point either fell or jumped in,” Dakota’s owner, Caroline Francis, posted to her Facebook.  Read more…

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ZTE Axon 7's Android Oreo update will bring a near-stock UI, improved battery life

ZTE USA today announced that owners of the Axon 7 smartphone can now register to be part of an Android 8 Oreo beta program – in order to test the software update before ZTE can publicly release it.  
Launched as a flagship phone back in 2016, the ZTE Axon 7 initially ran Android 6 Marshmallow, and was updated to Android 7 Nougat in 2017. According to ZTE, following “a request voiced by consumers,” the Android 8 Oreo update will bring a near-stock Android experience to the Axon 7. Apparently, users aren’t too fond of ZTE’s own MiFavor UI that the phone originally …

Apple Watch activity challenges for February revealed, they bring rewards too!

Apple plans to have another activity challenge to commemorate Heart Month – an initiative, launched to help people make little improvements towards a healthier lifestyle – and we already have the details uncovered. The challenge involves completing the rings on your Apple Watch by doing various physical activities for seven days in a row – from 8th to 14th of February. The rewards you’ll earn are three animated iMessage stickers, which eventually you can send off to your friends, showing them how physically prepared you are.
The …

Results: bring on the variable aperture!

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are about to come out near the end of this month and, thanks to a bunch of prolific leaksters, we’ve got a pretty good idea how they will look and what features they will have. Well, allegedly — you know, nothing is set in stone. But a lot of sources are cross-confirming a lot of the data.

So, we even have the phone’s alleged retail box, giving us a clear-cut look at its upcoming features. We are quite hyped about them and if you were to ask us which one we are most excited about… we’d take a while to respond. Is it the overdue inclusion of stereo speakers? …

Philips and Razer team up to bring smart RGB lighting to the next level

Philips Hue is a wireless lighting system that lets users easily control their Philips smart lights with a smartphone or tablet, and it’s about to get a whole lot crazier. Philips has teamed up with gaming company Razer to integrate Razer’s Chroma platform in Philips Hue, enabling smart RGB lights synchronization with games and movies.

Colorful light pulsating through your Razer keyboard in time with the action on screen is one thing, but imagine every light in your room doing so as well. The two companies revealed the project on stage at CES with an …

Huawei says the Mate 10 Pro is "the best phone you've never heard of," will bring it to the US next week

Last month, Huawei said that it would showcase a flagship
smartphone at CES 2018 in order to officially launch it in the US. We were
expecting that flagship handset to be the Android Oreo-based Mate 10 Pro, and now Huawei is confirming
this.

 

Huawei will bring the Mate 10 Pro to CES 2018 presenting it as “the best phone you’ve never heard of.” By you, the
company means US customers, as Huawei’s smartphones are already quite popular
in other regions around the globe, including Asia and Europe.

 

But is the Mate 10 Pro really the best phone you’ve never
heard of? Well, that’s …

Microsoft to bring Mobile View mode to Office for iOS

Mobile View is the new feature iOS users will benefit when using one Microsoft’s Office apps, specifically Word. The developers have just announced that a couple of new features and improvements will be added to the Office package on the iOS this month.

The most important, Mobile View is supposed to adjust a document to the iPad screen so that you won’t have to pinch and zoom whenever a document doesn’t fit the size of tablet’s display.

Word app will also receive Learning Tools, which enable users to adjust text spacing, column width, and page color. Keep …

Bummer, the Note 8 and S8 Oreo update won't bring Treble support

The new features that Android 8.0 Oreo brings aren’t overwhelming, but one of them is of particular note – Project Treble. It is Google’s final push to remedy slow Android updates by separating the basic, core Android framework, from the manufacturer image, and allow it to be updated much faster than before. 

There are a few Project Treble phones currently on the market, including Huawei’s Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, but, unfortunately, Samsung’s ultrapopular Galaxy S8 or Note 8, won’t be one of those after their respective Oreo updates, it seems. 
An …

How to bring the display of your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to life by forcing wide color gamut mode (no root)

One of the most common complaints about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL’s displays, apart from the severe blue shift when viewing them at an angle, is the dull all-around appearance of colors. And this is a legit complaint—the colors do, indeed, look somewhat washed-out and muted—but this isn’t caused by the displays being technically incapable of offering more, or anything of the sort. In fact, with Oreo, Google is introducing the option to use different color spaces and gamuts – low, HDR, and wide. Only problem (currently) is, that an app has to specifically call for the …

New iPhone X video ads bring Face ID and Animoji into the spotlight


Apple today released four video ads promoting the iPhone X –
the company’s newest, most advanced, and most expensive smartphone yet. All the
videos – embedded below – presents features that are currently exclusive to the
iPhone X.

 

One of the ads shows how much fun you can – arguably – have with Animoji (which are created with the help of data gathered by the handset’s TrueDepth
camera), while the other three videos are all about Face ID.

 

As you may know, Face ID is the only biometric
authentication feature on the iPhone X, as the device lacks Touch ID (and a
home button). …