The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 28th, 2018 evening edition

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 processor, which is faster and less power-hungry than last year’s Snapdragon 835.

For all its power, the Galaxy S9 is up against a behemoth in the speed stakes.

Apple’s iPhone X is packing the company’s A11 Bionic chip and it’s lightning fast, blowing away all comers in benchmark testing.

The iPhone X only has 3GB of RAM, but iOS handles memory management differently than Android, so it doesn’t translate to inferior multitasking performance.

The Galaxy S9 offers a MicroSD card slot for easy, and potentially cheap, memory expansion of up to 400GB.

The design of the Galaxy S9 is a slight refinement on the Galaxy S8, but you could easily mistake the two phones for each other.

There’s no doubt that the iPhone X camera is superb, but we expect great things from the S9 camera. »

Last good person left in America Dolly Parton donates her 100 millionth book

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Between rebuilding Tennessee and making my Spotify playlists so damn good, Dolly Parton has become the unofficial Queen of Good Works.

Today, the country music star heads to Washington to deliver her 100 millionth book donation from her Imagination Library to the Library of Congress.

Founded by Parton, the Imagination Library sends free books to children from birth until their start of school, regardless of their parents' income. »

Amazon Alexa’s head AI researcher has left for Google

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Ashwin Ram, former senior manager and lead for Alexa AI at Amazon, is now technical director of AI for Google Cloud, according to a post on LinkedIn.

Google Cloud has been actively recruiting high-level talent as the business gains momentum, and competition with other cloud providers like Amazon and Microsoft becomes more fierce.

“Google arguably has the best AI on the planet,” Ram said in the post announcing the new job. »

Lawsuit: Man Claims He Became Ill After Discovering Mouse in Soda

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According to his lawsuit, Ball claims he spat out the soda, the Madison County Record reported.

He said he "took a drink, and immediately became violently ill such that he began to vomit.".

"The contents of said can of Mountain Dew were immediately poured into a Styrofoam cup wherein a dead mouse was found," the lawsuit alleges. »

Mueller Asking About Trump’s Russia Business Deals and Miss Universe Pageant

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have been asking witnesses about what Russia could possibly have on President Donald Trump, reports claim.

Investigators are also asking about the timing of Trump’s decision to run in the 2016 election and how that might have intersected with his business ventures.

Trump first began discussing the idea of a Trump Tower Moscow with Russian property magnate Aras Agalarov and his son Emin Agalarov soon after they partnered with him to bring the Miss Universe pageant to Moscow in 2013. »