Google's smart action Clips camera clears the FCC, does this mean it's launching soon?

Remember Clips, Google’s smart action camera that you are intended to place aside and let take snaps of your and your family’s everyday life as it goes by? Announced back in late October 2017 alongside the second generation of Pixel phones, this AI-powered camera has just been cleared by the FCC, which is indicative to us that a release to the market is quite possibly imminent.

As a refresher, the cutesy little action camera will be priced at $249 and will use sophisticated algorithms to capture only the best moments. From what we know so far, it will be actively looking for familiar faces …


This app tells you which museum art you look like and it's way too real

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Every so often an app takes hold of web culture to the point where you can’t help but notice its presence every time you scroll through your feeds. This time, it’s the Google Arts and Culture app.

Though the app launched in 2016, a new feature that compares your selfies to works of art found in museums has been hitting off on social media in the last few days. The concept is pretty simple: take a selfie or photo of somebody else, and Google will compare that to thousands of pieces of artwork, and deliver you a selection of possible doppelgängers.

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It's not just 'mansplaining': Here are some more words to describe things men do wrong

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Men do bad things with shocking consistency — that’s why we have words like manspreading, mansplaining, and hepeating

But there’s an endless list of other male flaws out there that are as yet unlabeled … until now. Sort of. 

The list below should help better prepare you for the next time you have to interact with a man. Use these words to properly — but probably not that easily — point out bad male behavior.

You’re welcome.

Manlistening

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“Man” + “listening.” This one is probably the most straightforward. Men are bad listeners. Duh!! Scream this word the next time a man isn’t listening, preferably in public. Read more…

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It's true, Samsung Galaxy S9 will launch with the new DeX Pad

We reported last month that Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9 will come with a brand new Dex Pad. Obviously, customers will be able to purchase the accessory separately, but we can’t help but wonder whether or not Samsung and/or some retailer won’t run some promotions that will offer the Galaxy S9 bundled with the DeX Pad.

In any case, it looks like that rumor was pretty accurate since we’ve just learned that Samsung trademarked the DeX Pad name in Europe. Filed on December 29, the application comes in time for a Mobile World Congress (MWC) reveal …

Convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby drops dance track and well, it's terrible

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Convicted Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby spent 13 years in Bali after being found guilty of bringing, oh, 4.2 kilograms of marijuana into Indonesia.

And now, she’s dropped a dance single.

The 40-year-old Queensland local posted the joke song, dubbed “Palm Trees,” on Instagram on Monday. She’s teamed up with music producer Nat Zeleny for the track, on which Corby provides chorus vocals.

The video currently has 58.5K views, for some reason. Unsurprisingly not available on Spotify, iTunes or Apple Music, “Palm Trees” is the dumb summer track you wish you’d never heard. Read more…

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The obsessive taking of selfies is now a real mental disorder and it's called 'Selfitis'

It was all fun and games until… the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction classified the obsessive taking of selfies as a real mental illness and it’s even got a name: “selfitis”.
The funny thing is that just a few years back, in 2014, a hoax claimed that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) had coined ‘selfitis’ as a new mental disorder. It was all fake news then, but it is real now. The research that brings this new mental disorder into focus is authored by Janarthanan Balakrishnan of the Thiagarajar School of Management …

Gameloft brings back SEGA's Sonic Runners Adventure mobile game, but it's not free any longer

SEGA launched Sonic Runners Adventure for Android and iOS a while ago, but for some reason, the publisher pulled the game from App Store and Google Play Store. Perhaps SEGA wasn’t content with the quality of the game or there have been other issues that required its removal from the stores.

In any case, if you’re a Sonic fan, you’ll be happy to know Sonic Runners Adventure is now back in the App Store and Google Play Store, and it’s now being brought to life by Gameloft, not SEGA. The bad news is the game is not free any longer, so you’ll have to pay $2.99 if you …

YouTube Go hits 10 million downloads even though it's not available worldwide

YouTube Go made it out of beta back in September after about a year of testing. Even after the final version of the app was released in the Google Play Store, YouTube Go wasn’t made available worldwide and it still can’t be downloaded in most countries.

Even so, YouTube Go app recently hit the impressive 10 million downloads milestone on the Google Play Store. This is quite the achievement considering the rather short time it took to hit the 10 million mark and the limited availability of the app.

YouTube Go is a lighter version of the popular YouTube app, which enables users to watch …

Even if it's no longer in production, ZTE Axon 7 will receive Android 8.0 Oreo soon

Despite the fact that ZTE Axon 7 is no longer in production, the smartphone will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo in the not so distant future. The information comes straight from the Chinese handset maker, so it’s 100% accurate.

If you’re still using the Axon 7, which was originally launched with Android Marshmallow on board, you should know ZTE is already working on Android Oreo for this specific smartphone.

Apparently, ZTE was inspired by customer feedback and decided those who purchased the Axon 7 deserve to keep using it for a longer time. Here is ZTE’s …

The Vernee Active: rugged, good-looking, affordable, and it's available for pre-order

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The world of rugged smartphones is a sparsely populated one. Usually, the phones that are meant for active folk are kind of underpowered, kind of ugly, yet weirdly costly. In other words, they have a tough time drawing buyers considering that one can achieve the same effect with a “normal” phone and a rugged case.

This is how the Vernee …