New Snapchat mobile gaming lets users play real-time, multiplayer games

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Snap Games is a new addition to the Snapchat platform. Snapchat mobile gaming has arrived. The multimedia messaging app has expanded its platform to include Snap Games, which lets users play real-time, multiplayer games while talking and texting with friends. Bitmoji Party was announced as the first title for Snap Games. During its first Snap Partner Summit in Los Angeles, the company revealed the launch of its Snapchat mobile gaming platform as well as its first Snap Games title, Bitmoji Party. Bitmoji Party is not unlike the style of Mario…

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QR codes payment tech increasingly adopted by Japan to cater to Chinese tourism

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Japan is making an effort to adopt the preferred payment method of their most frequent visitors. Cashless payments are huge in China and now Japan is focusing on incorporating QR codes payment tech into more of its businesses that attract its growing number of Chinese tourists. This is a big step as currently most of the nation’s restaurants and operators of activities and attractions do not accept the preferred payments of Japan’s largest foreign tourist population. QR codes are quickly overtaking other payment options in Japan. Credit cards with computer…

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Facebook payments to come to WhatsApp in the future

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The social media giant is reportedly seeking to enter the mobile payments space with its own cryptocurrency. Facebook payments may be around in the not too distant future. The social networking company is jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon and is reportedly developing its own digital currency called Facebook Coin. The company’s supposed goal, reports CNBC, is to allow users of its cryptocurrency to transfer money through WhatsApp. Facebook’s move would mimic China’s popular WeChat Pay. The Facebook Coin, which would be attached to the US dollar, and would allow users…

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Free facial recognition software has ability to ID faces in photos

Facial Recognition Software - Photo Sleuth - Virginia Tech

A Virginia Tech assistant professor of computer science seeks to uncover the identities of Civil War soldiers. Kurt Luther, the computer science assistant prof, has developed a free facial recognition software platform that utilizes crowdsourcing to significantly enhance the ability of algorithms to identify faces in photographs. The software program, which is known as Photo Sleuth, was developed by Luther in his efforts to uncover the mysteries of the almost 4 million photographs of Civil War-era images that may exist in the historical record, reports EurekAlert!. Via Photo Sleuth, users…

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Samsung Galaxy Fold to launch in April in the US

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Samsung has shown off more of what its new foldable phone can do. At its Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event in San Francisco, Samsung revealed its new foldable phone that it teased back in November, will be called the Galaxy Fold. Although not yet on the market, Samsung intends to launch its foldable phone at the end of April. The foldable phone can easily fold to fit in a pocket or opened to a tablet-sized screen. The Galaxy Fold features a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display. It is this display that allows…

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