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With thousands of expressive emojis and funny GIF reactions out there, it can be hard to choose the right one in the heat of the conversation. But now a new application Dango suggests which emoticon, gif, meme is best suited for what you are writing.  Dango, a new Android app from the Toronto-based startup Whirlscape, aims to make it easier to sift through the ever-growing array of choices after being launched for android on June 8. It uses innovative machine learning algorithms that are designed specifically to suggest users with appropriate emoticons.

The Dango app is named after a Japanese dessert consisting of sweet dumpling balls on a skewer (and yes, there’s an emoji for it). It sits atop other communication apps like Slack, Snapchat, or the built-in texting app on your phone. It suggests emoji that it thinks fit well with what you’re typing or in response to what someone just typed to you. You tap on the suggestion to add to the conversation.

Dango spins its emoji prediction game everywhere

According to its creators, Dango spins its emoji prediction game everywhere, no matter if you’re using Messenger, Kik, Whatsapp, Snapchat, or any other messaging app. It’s also compatible with any third-party keyboard apps you might be using, although it may still vary. If you face incompatibility, just shoot the developers an e-mail and help them support your keyboard.

Rather than simply coming up with word associations (such as a chicken emoji if you type “chicken”), Dango uses deep-learning techniques to try to figure out what whole sentences are expressing and then give you suggestions it thinks are related. For instance, if you type “She said yes!” Dango will show you the emoji for a ring and a bride with veil, among others.

In order to understand the meaning of what you are saying, Dango uses neural network- a computational structure with millions of adjustable parameters connected in ways similar to network of neurons in brain. The team created neural network by randomly initializing these parameters and then showing the network millions of real world examples of emojis use taken from across the web. At first the network just guesses randomly, but over time with each new training example, it slightly adjusts its millions of parameters so it performs better on that example.

While there are currently 1,624 emojis, this does not mean that there are only 1,624 meanings. When you use emoji, their meaning is determined by how they look and the context of their usage, which can be highly diverse. For example, a waving hand can mean hello, goodbye or simply a high five. This means the number of concepts Dango can represent is much greater than simply the number of individual emojis.

Currently, Dango is completely free and available only on Android. Further updates will probably introduce additional functionalities.

 

You can download Dango from here-

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.dango.emoji.gif&hl=en

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According to the latest rumors Apple is developing new iPhone designs including bigger screens with curved glass and enhanced sensors that can detect different levels of pressure. There are two iPhone models that are rumored to be under development planned for release in second half of next year. Apple is also implementing sensors that can distinguish heavy or light touches on the screen.

The two new models would be Apple’s largest iPhones

With screen size of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, the two new models would be Apple’s largest iPhones, the person said, and would directly compete with Samsung’s Note 3 phablet. The new Apple handsets are still in development and plans haven’t been completed.

These are still rumors so take them with grain of salt. But Apple fans would definitely like to have iPhones with bigger screens.

 

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iphone 5s vs nexus 5

The wait has come to an end and the Google’s Nexus 5 smartphone has gone from rumors to reality bringing with it the latest and greatest Android 4.4 KitKat. On the other side iPhone 5S is the flagship from Apple. You will see lots of comparisons in the coming weeks. Whether you’re in the shipping queue or just planning to buy one of these, vote in our poll and let us know which device do you think is better?

 

 

 

 

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According to a new study, the Samsung Galaxy S3 outperformed Apple’s latest handsets in terms of overall screen accuracy. Finland based tech test and measurement company OptoFidelity used its own Touch Panel Performance Tester to measure the iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, and Samsung Galaxy S3. The device uses a robot to “touch” exact coordinates on a screen. It then measures the coordinates of the touch device to see how closely they matched.

Touch-Accuracy

Image Credit : GSMarena

In above picture you can see that charts of iPhones are covered in red, which means accuracy is off by over a millimeter. The green area represents that accuracy is within a millimeter. It is clear from the charts that ageing Galaxy S3 has much better accuracy than the latest iPhones which further leads to less typing errors.

“Because the touch accuracy is more even in Galaxy S3 than in iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, you get a lot less typing errors, and letters which are close to the edge are working better,” OptoFidelity said in its report. “You can also test this by tapping letters on the edge and typing long text messages.”

So, iPhone touchscreens may be fast in terms of responsiveness but are they accurate? No.

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iPhone 6 Concept by Nikola Cirkovic

According to forecast from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, iPhone buyers yearning for a bigger screen will get their wish next year. Apple has solidly resisted any move into the hummer size phablets dominated by Samsung. It may be because of any reason but the tide may be definitively turning. According to Misek, the iPhone 6 will launch with a 4.8″ screen, probably in September of 2014. According to a survey 50% of smartphones shipped in the second-quarter of 2013 had screens larger than the 4″ of the current iPhones.

Misek didn’t reveal exactly what triggered his prediction, but he did note that the new screen size would drive a huge number of upgrades. On the downside, iPhone 5C sales have been weak, On the upside, that could lead to an even larger number of upgraders who gravitate toward the iPhone 6.

 

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