Daily News – 1st of February 2018
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What’s new

WhatsApp Desktop app is available for download from Microsoft Store

WhatsApp released its desktop app on the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 PCs. While the app basically emulates WhatsApp Web, it has Windows 10 exclusive features such as native notifications support. Also, users can look at their contacts’ Status updates, share pictures, insert emojis and edit their profile.
You can read more here. 

Google uses AI and machine learning to predict flight delays

Google said in a blog post that Flights’ machine-learning algorithms will use historic flight status data to provide live updates and reasons for delays, such as weather or an aircraft arriving late. Passengers can search for their flight number or the airline and the route, and the delay predictions will be shown even when the information isn’t yet officially available from the airlines.
More info are available here.

New products

Oppo A71 (2018)

Oppo A71 has a 5.2-inch 720p HD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and 2GB of RAM. It comes with a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera on the front.
More info here. 

Huawei P11/P20

The phone will be launched on March 27. It will come with HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor and triple-camera on the back with with 40 MP resolution and 5X optical zoom.
More info here. 

You might want to know about this

Waymo drove 2 million autonomous miles in 2017

Waymo’s vehicles drove 2 million miles in self-driving mode across 25 cities in 2017. According to its annual report submitted to the government of California, Waymo reported a total of 63 disengagements (instances wherein the human test driver had to step in) from December 2016 to November 2017, which means its vehicles drove an average of 5,595 miles for every disengagement.
You can read more here. 

WhatsApp now has 1.5 billion monthly users

WhatsApp has reached 1.5 billion monthly active users, according to Facebook’s Q4 2017 report. The platform has over 60 billion messages per day sent by the users. “A growing number of these messages are between people and companies, which is why we launched WhatsApp Business”, said Zuckerberg.
More info can be found here. 

Fun stuff

Nintendo will launch ‘Mario Kart Tour’ for smartphones

Nintendo confirmed that the game is in development and is expected to be released sometime in the next fiscal year, ,which ends in March 2019. Nintendo describes the game as a “mobile application” but isn’t releasing any more information at this time.
You can read more here. 

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