Daily News – 9th of January 2019
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What’s new

The Facebook app can not be deleted from certain Samsung phones

Samsung phone users have reported they are having difficulty deleting the Facebook app. They are only given the option to “disable” but can’t delete it. Facebook stated that a disabled version of their app behaves like a deleted one, and it doesn’t continue collecting data or sending information back to its servers.
You can read more here. 

Google Assistant will allow users to check into flights with their voice

The update will helps users check in to their flights and retrieve their boarding passes by simply saying, “Hey Google, check-in to my flight”. For now, the travel assistance is only available on United Airline’s flights in the USA. Other useful updates to Google Assistant include, interpreter mode, Google Maps integration, and auto-punctuation for messages.
More info are available here. 

New products

Alcatel 1x

The phone has a 5.5-inch screen, quad-core MediaTek MT6739WW processor and 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of storage and a dual main camera with 13MP and 2MP sensors.
More info here. 

LG Q9

LG Q9 will have a 6.1-inch QHD+ display, Quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. It will come with 64GB of storage and a 3000mAh battery.
More info here. 

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Baidu launched Apollo Enterprise, a new platform for autonomous cars

The company claims that Apollo is already used by 130 partners around the world. Apollo Enterprise will include solutions for highway autonomous driving, autonomous valet parking, fully autonomous mini-buses, and DuerOS (Baidu’s voice assistant).
You can read more here. 

London’s Heathrow Airport halted departures after a report of a drone sighting

The latest airport closing demonstrates how vulnerable the air transport system is to relatively low-cost interference, or even just the threat of it. Heathrow said on Twitter that it was working with the Metropolitan Police, and “as a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate”.
More info can be found here. 

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