Google to deploy Project Loon balloons to Puerto Rico to restore cell service

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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Walmart listing showed a $49 pre-order for Google Home Mini, arriving on October 19, and another image of the Pixel 2 XL

Walmart listing showed a $49 pre-order for Google Home Mini, arriving on October 19, and another image of the Pixel 2 XL


Droid Life:

Walmart listing showed a $49 pre-order for Google Home Mini, arriving on October 19, and another image of the Pixel 2 XL  —  The Google Home Mini, a device we first revealed back in mid-September as the cheaper, smaller Google Home assistant speaker for $49, is now up for pre-order at Walmart.

WhatsApp is rolling out its own set of emoji

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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