Google to deploy Project Loon balloons to Puerto Rico to restore cell service
In an effort to help restore cell service to the storm-ravaged island of Puerto Rico, Google’s parent company, Alphabet inc, is preparing to launch its Project Loon balloons over the island.
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U.S. trio win Nobel for finding Einstein’s gravitational waves
STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) – Three U.S. scientists won the 2017 Nobel prize for physics on Tuesday for opening up a new era of astronomy by detecting gravitational waves, ripples in space and time foreseen by Albert Einstein a century ago.
WhatsApp is rolling out its own set of emoji
According to a new blog post published on Emojipedia (which we first saw via Engadget), WhatsApp is rolling out a new set of self-designed emoji.
They look somewhat similar to the iOS emoji — which the messaging app has so far adopted, even on Android phones — but have a slightly flatter look that is reminiscent of LG’s proprietary set.
The update has so far hit only Android customers running WhatsApp’s latest beta, but a broader rollout for the platform is to be expected in the coming weeks and months.
It is still unclear, however, whether WhatsApp will adopt the new emoji set on iOS as well. As of this beta release, WhatsApp’s is actually ahead of iOS’ native emoji support.
The new WhatsApp set uses Unicode’s latest standard, Emoji 5.0, which means some of the new emoji inside WhatsApp are not present on iOS as of yet.
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