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TraffickCam app fights human trafficking with crowdsourced photos of hotel rooms

Posted: 25 Jun 2016 12:19 PM PDT

hotel roomEach year in the US, it's estimated that somewhere between ten and twenty thousand people are victims of human trafficking, mostly for some form of prostitution or abusive labor. A disproportionate amount of these victims are women, children, and immigrants. Law enforcement agencies and non-profit groups all over the country attempt to stop the trade of human lives, but the clandestine nature of the operators and the cooperation of apparently legitimate businesses makes actual tracking and prosecution difficult, and only a tiny fraction of the estimated victims are freed.

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TraffickCam app fights human trafficking with crowdsourced photos of hotel rooms was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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When you delete photos from your phone, Google Photos now suggests also deleting the backups

Posted: 25 Jun 2016 02:29 AM PDT

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Google Photos is still trying to find the best ways to reconcile between your locally stored photos and your cloud photos in the most seamless and least intrusive way. Over the year since its launch, it made deleting photos, from inside the app itself, simultaneous between cloud and local storage. Then it made it possible to empty your phone's storage if you've already backed up photos, so you don't run out of space on your phone.

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When you delete photos from your phone, Google Photos now suggests also deleting the backups was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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[Bonus Round] Redungeon, Viridi, Caterzillar, Marina Militare It Navy Sim, Zombillie, The Sandbox Evolution, and Memento Bay

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 07:40 PM PDT

bonusroundWelcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we have a unique roguelike, a zen garden game, two takes on Snake, a surprising military sim, a simple racer, and the sequel to The Sandbox.

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[Bonus Round] Redungeon, Viridi, Caterzillar, Marina Militare It Navy Sim, Zombillie, The Sandbox Evolution, and Memento Bay was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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Specs For The Upcoming Nexus “Sailfish” Leaked

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 07:26 PM PDT

Nexus 5X and 6P

If you don't already know, Google is rumoured to release two Nexus phones this year and reports are claiming both will also be made by HTC. Similar to last year, there will a premium and a budget friendly model.

Nexus Type C

According to Android Police, they have exclusive information regarding the specs for the midrange Nexus. The phone's codename is Sailfish and it will supposedly come with a 5-inch 1080p display, an unknown Qualcomm SoC clocked at 2.0 GHZ, 4GB of RAM, 2770mAh battery, 32GB storage, 12MP rear/8MP front cameras, Nexus imprint, USB-C, bottom mounted speaker(s), top mounted headphone jack and lastly, Bluetooth 4.2.

Nothing was said about price, name or build materials but don't be surprised if that information makes its way around the web soon.

[Android Police]

The post Specs For The Upcoming Nexus "Sailfish" Leaked appeared first on Android in Canada Blog.


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YouTube introduces mobile live streaming, built directly into YouTube app

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 04:52 PM PDT

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Live streaming is a big topic at the moment, what with Twitter (through Periscope) and Facebook introducing their own mobile solutions to the growing social market. Despite the fact YouTube is the biggest video repository on the web, it didn't have native mobile live streaming - until now.

Of course, YouTube has had live streaming for a while - Google I/O for one has been live streamed on the platform for the last few years.

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YouTube introduces mobile live streaming, built directly into YouTube app was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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Flag to enable a virtual reality shell appears in Chrome Dev 53

Posted: 24 Jun 2016 04:52 PM PDT

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Google's being been getting into the virtual reality game in a big way recently, and now it's Chrome's time to join the party: Fran├žois Beaufort, a Chrome developer evangelist, has posted on his Google+ about a new WebVR flag that has appeared in the latest build of Chrome Dev on Android, version 53.0.2774.4, which allows for browsing the web using a compatible VR headset, such as Google Cardboard or Daydream.

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Flag to enable a virtual reality shell appears in Chrome Dev 53 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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