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Google’s video chat app Duo available in UAE

Google’s video chatting app Duo is available in the UAE. The app is Google’s answer to other popular video calling options, such as FaceTime, Skype and Facebook Messenger. 7DAYS.ae downloaded the app via the Android and Apple stores and tried it out between phones running off the different operating systems. Duo isn’t much different from the other VOIP services, except that it gives a glimpse at who is making the call, helping the recipient decide whether to answer. Google calls this feature, “Knock, knock”. Using the app [...]

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TP-Link makes mysterious entry into Wi-Fi system market at CES

The company introduces two Wi-Fi mesh systems without providing details such as pricing, availability or even Wi-Fi standard. More to come later this year. TP-Link’s Deco M5 Wi-Fi system.Photo by Dong Ngo TP-Link made it clear today at CES 2017 that it’s ventured into the Wi-Fi system market, with not one, but two products. What’s not clear, however, is the details of these systems. For now, even the release dates and the pricing aren’t available. The first system is called the Deco [...]

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‘Every street corner’ in Dubai is monitored by CCTV

DUBAI POLICE insist they now have eyes on “every street” as they battle to keep the city safe from criminals. Police control thousands of CCTV cameras across Dubai to keep the city safe Officials claim a substantial increase in the number of CCTV cameras means that virtually no street is off the surveillance grid. Lt Colonel Nasser Ibrahim Kazim, director of the International Centre for Security and Safety at Dubai Police Academy, would not give exact figures of how many cameras there are [...]

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iPad game may effectively treat lazy eye in kids: Study

A special type of iPad game may effectively help restore visual abilities in children with lazy eye, a new study has claimed. Amblyopia also known as lazy eye is the leading cause of monocular visual impairment in children. It has traditionally been viewed as a monocular disorder that can be treated by patching the fellow (opposite) eye to force use of the amblyopic eye, but it does not always restore 20/20 vision or teach the eyes to work together.Sinec amblyopia [...]

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wearable devices that can be charged with body heat

This innovative supercapacitor allows charging to be completed using heat energy in addition to the traditional electrical charging method for capacitors.You could soon power wearable devices using just your body heat, thanks to a new flexible supercapacitor that can charge itself using heat from the surroundings – without any external power supply or battery replacement. Researchers have developed a new concept of electrical energy storage – Thermally Chargeable Solid-state Supercapacitor.This innovative supercapacitor allows charging to be completed using heat energy [...]

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Android Auto gets rid of that pesky car requirement

Android Auto gets rid of that pesky car requirementWith the latest update, you can use the driver-optimized interface right on your phone or tablet, with no special car hardware necessary.Back in May, we gave you an early look at Google’s work to put Android Auto interface right on your phone. Today, the company makes good on its promise to release the new one-phone experience “later this year.” With the latest update, you no longer need an Android Auto compatible [...]

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