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Hawking is survived by three children -- Robert, Lucy and Timothy -- from his first marriage to Jane Wilde, and three grandchildren

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  • Stephen Hawking passed away on 14th March 2018
  • His death is mourned by everyone
  • His contributions will always be remembered

The news of physicist Professor Stephen Hawking’s death early on Wednesday sent a shock wave in the world of technology, with several top honchos mourning the demise on Twitter.

“We lost a great one today. Stephen Hawking will be remembered for his incredible contributions to science – making complex theories and concepts more accessible to the masses,” tweeted Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

All major tech giants mourn Stephen Hawking’s death.

“He’ll also be remembered for his spirit and unbounded pursuit to gain a complete understanding of the universe, despite the obstacles he faced. May he rest peacefully as his legacy and brilliance live on,” Nadella added. Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted: “The world has lost a beautiful mind and a brilliant scientist. RIP Stephen Hawking”.

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Hawking, who shaped modern cosmology and inspired millions died owing to complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – a progressive neuro-degenerative disease.

Hawking is survived by three children — Robert, Lucy and Timothy — from his first marriage to Jane Wilde, and three grandchildren. IANS

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Microsoft Launches New App That Evaluates Facial Expressions Against Emojis

"Emoji8" would also allow users to make GIFs summarising the best scoring pictures

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Microsoft has launched a new app called “Emoji8” that allows users to compare their own facial expressions to emojis and get evaluated with scores.

“‘Emoji8’ uses ‘Windows Machine Learning (ML)’ to evaluate your facial expressions while you imitate a random selection of emojis. You can play on the app even when you don’t have an Internet connection,” Killian McCoy, Program Manager, Microsoft wrote in a blog-post on Friday.

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New Microsoft app evaluates facial expressions against emojis. Pixabay

The app is available for those using Windows 10 October 2018 update. It is available for free download in the Microsoft Store.

“This app will give you a great end-to-end example of how you can use the Windows ML APIs to create simple yet magical experiences,” McCoy added.

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“Emoji8” would also allow users to make GIFs summarising the best scoring pictures.  (IANS)