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Samsung is promising that its 6th-generation V-NAND solid-state drives reach new heights in terms of speedy SSDs.The company already has one such 250GB SATA SSD going into mass production, with its 6th-gen 3D V-NAND stepping up to 100+ layers – an industry first – meaning that this drive doesn’t just see a considerable performance boost, but also power-efficiency gains.Samsung explains that it’s using new ‘channel hole etching’ technology to add 40% more cells to its previous 9x-layer structure.Furthermore, the new drives boast a circuit design optimized for speed, with the manufacturer quoting under 450 microseconds for writes and 45 microseconds for reads.All this boils down to a claimed 10% increase in performance compared to the previous-generation tech, with power consumption being reduced even further by 15%.While a 250GB model is already in production, as mentioned, Samsung says a 512GB SSD will emerge later this year.
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The bottom-feeding forum 8chan, which grew popular by embracing fringe hateful internet cultures, is having trouble staying online.After Cloudflare dropped its protection of the site yesterday, 8chan adopted the services of Bitmitigate, but soon lost that too as the company providing Bitmitigate with services dropped them.These do work in the background to turn requests, like putting facebook.com into their browser bar, into actions: finding the IP address where Facebook is and establishing a connection between that one and the user’s.Your data has to physically be stored somewhere with a fat pipe to the internet so others can access it.Servers are usually “virtualized” in that you don’t really rent five computers somewhere but rather a certain amount of capacity on a huge shared server farm.Increasingly a fourth piece is necessary: caching and denial-of-service attack protection.
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Earlier this year, the team at Hello Games revealed a new update for No Man’s Sky called Beyond.Just the same as all the updates that came before it, Beyond will be a free update to the game, and it sounds like it’s going to be a significant expansion to the content that’s already there.Today, Hello Games told us when Beyond will be shipping out, and as it turns out, we don’t have much longer to wait.Beyond will arrive on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on August 14th.Hello Games say that Beyond rolls “three major updates” into one larger release and we’ve known since the start that enhancements to multiplayer will be one of those big components.Hello Games hasn’t talked much about the changes being made to multiplayer – and in fact, it hasn’t talked much about Beyond at all.
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Forsmark måste förbättra sina analyser för hur kärnkraftvereket ska skydda sig mot terrorism och sabotage.Kärnkraftverket Forsmark behöver uppdatera sina hotanalyser för hur man ska skydda sig mot exempelvis terrorism och sabotage.Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten kräver bättring, annars kan det bli fråga om sanktioner, rapporterar P4 Uppland.– De har inte ett komplett analyspaket baserat på den senaste dimensionerande hotbeskrivningen, säger Emil Jorpes, tillförordnad chef för nukleärt säkerhetsskydd på Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten.Senast i september nästa år ska de nya analyserna vara färdiga.Snarlika krav har ställts även på kärnkraftanläggningarna Ringhals och Oskarshamn, enligt Emil Jorpes.
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From 2006 to 2009 Apple ran its iconic 'Get A Mac' advertising campaigning.Starring a fresh-faced Robert Webb as 'Mac' and his comedy opposite David Mitchell as 'PC', it took aim at PC devices for being boring.Ten years later Microsoft is getting its revenge.The company is using a real life Australian dude named "Mac Book" in a new advertising campaign.Yes, Microsoft really did hunt down a guy named Mackenzie Book so they could stick him in ad advertisement flogging Surface 2 laptops.It basically gets Mac to answer questions about which laptop is faster and lasts longer.
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A second case of Ebola has been detected in the bustling border city of Goma, further stoking fears that the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s now year-long outbreak will continue to thrive and spread.Goma, a city of around two million people, sits on the border with Rwanda and acts as a busy transportation hub, running an international airport and overseeing around 15,000 border crossings each day.WHO declares Ebola outbreak an international emergencyThe first case of Ebola in Goma earlier this month quickly prompted the World Health Organization to declare the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).The organization says the risk of national and regional spread of the outbreak remains “very high.”Late Tuesday, July 30, Congolese officials confirmed the second case in Goma.
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That statement is pretty incredible when you recall people jumped up-and-down over the 42MP A7R II just a few years ago.The samples we used were production-ready in terms of image quality, but the bodies and the attendant circuitry were a little squirrelly and likely to be updated before the cameras hit store shelves.Not that this impacted our shooting very much, but it does mean this is our initial hands-on impression and not a final review.We’ve been quite pleased with the 24MP imagesfrom the Sony A7 III and other cameras with similar sensors.For another perspective, 8K TV, still a nascent technology, is “only” 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, or about 33MP.What’s more, the A7R IV delivers a claimed 15 stops of dynamic range for “breathtaking realism,” according to Sony, which puts it well within — and potentially even above — medium format territory.
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Canalys came up today with another of its researches for the smartphone market.The research firm disclosed details about the performance of the top OEMs competing in the fierceful market of India.Counterpoint research covers the second quarter of this year and shows that the smartphone market slumped 0.5%.This is a result of feature phone users reluctance in upgrading to smartphones.The Chinese firm has kept its spot as the largest smartphone vendor in India in terms of shipment volume.Interesting enough, it’s the eighth consecutive quarter that the company repeats this feat.
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it was just released, the Switch a Bit, a new version of Nintendo's game console, designed for hand-held games.Something that has not received as much attention, is that we have been able to see a smyguppgradering of the common of the Switch.The new model has a serial number that begins with the XKW, this is in contrast to the old model, which started with the XAW.in Addition, the package has been released, reports IGN Nordic.The great news is that we will get a more powerful battery, which means that it will now be the go-to-play-The-Legend-of-Zelda: the Breath of the Wild, undisturbed in 5.5 hours instead of 3 hours.It has also been rumored to speed up the processor and re-flash, which will allow us, hopefully, to avoid the lag and other bad things when we play demanding games.
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for the Modem for Apple's cash cow, the Iphone is a series.In april, Apple agreed to a settlement with the Qualquamm, after two years of lawsuits between the two companies.it was, among other things, that the chipmakaren was supposed to deliver parts to Apple, for several years now, including the modem.Apple's discussions with Intel about buying the company, the title of the modems, to smart phones, according to reports, has been running since last summer.They must have come to an end with the agreement with Qualcomm, but as soon as the have been resumed again.with the Acquisition of Intel's title implies that Apple will get a boost in the development of 5G, modem, and 2 to 200 employees.
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We got word yesterday that the crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft had successfully deployed its mylar solar sail, a large sheet of reflective material that will harness the minute power of photos bouncing off its surface to make an energy-efficient traversal through space.But that was based on data transmitted by the spacecraft, and now we have photographic proof thanks to new images sent by LightSail 2 the next time it was within communication range of a ground station.These images, and the animated GIF created from a sequence of those captured by the spacecraft’s onboard fisheye cameras, show the boxing-ring-sized mylar sail unfurling – with the GIF sped up about 100 times vs. how long it actually took for the sail to fully deploy and spread out.This is a key milestone, and one the original LightSail never actually accomplished.Now, the mission will continue as LightSail 2 attempts to demonstrate that CubeSats can successfully propel themselves using solar sails, which will have big benefits in terms of cost of operation and accessibility of space research.The spacecraft launched aboard a Falcon Heavy mission in June, and was built by a team of Georgia Tech students.
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Super Mario Maker 2 has been out for a few weeks, and while the game is mostly pretty great, folks who are passionate about creating courses have run into a frustrating problem: they’re limited to a mere 32 course uploads.That may seem like a lot of upload slots to someone who doesn’t go hard on course creation, but for some creators, that’s nowhere near enough.When I reviewed the game, I said that I’d like to see that limit increased at some point in the future, listing it as one of the few negatives about Super Mario Maker 2.It looks like Nintendo has been listening to feedback on that front, as it’s decided to increase the course upload limit, doubling it from 32 to 64.READ MORE: Super Mario Maker 2 ReviewFor people who like to make “full games” within Super Mario Maker, this is great news indeed, as they can now make twice as many courses before they’re faced with having to delete existing courses in order to upload more.It’ll also allow for more experimentation among Super Mario Maker 2‘s creator community, because with Nintendo being more generous with upload slots, there’s less of a worry about making each course “worthy” of one an upload.
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Two years ago it felt like the Kindle Oasis answered most of the demands of avid readers, but Amazon’s 2019 refresh of its most expensive ereader thinks it has something upgraders will warm to.It’s still impressively thin, with a stepped casing design that’s a grippable 0.33 inches where your hand naturally holds it, but tapers to 0.13 inches behind the screen.There’s Bluetooth inside to connect to wireless headphones or speakers and listen to Audible audiobooks.As before, there’s IPX8 water resistance.The difference is small, more about a sense of overall snappiness than anything else, and it’s more noticeable outside of the usual page turns between text in an ebook.The other change is that the front light is now color adjustable.
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Microsoft announced .NET Core in 2014, an open-source and cross-platform fork of the hitherto Windows-only .NET Framework.Still in preparation is .NET Core 3.0 – now "very close to being feature complete", according to program manager Richard Lander, with final release expected later this year.This means we have now had three years of production-ready .NET Core, which indicates a reasonable level of maturity.These include the old ASP.NET MVC (but not the even older web forms, which is exclusive to the .NET Framework), as well as Angular, React.js, or React.js with Redux (a library which stores and updates state).In fact, you may be better off using Visual Studio Code, which is more widely used.The path of least resistance, then, is an ASP.NET MVC application.
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Alphabet's Project Loon has reached the milestone of flying its balloons in the sky for a collective 1 million hours, the company announced Tuesday.This equates to 40 million kilometers travelled.Project Loon delivers mobile connectivity to remote and disaster-ravaged areas, with the balloons operated by a solar-powered pump.They drift on winds at heights of 50,000 feet to 70,000 feet, tacking like a boat to follow air currents.Automation software collects wind forecast data, builds maps of where to travel and then processes each balloon's observation so changes can be made to follow that map.It is this software that directs the balloon's movements, not the 24/7 team of engineers monitoring them, head of Engineering Salvatore Candido said.
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New specs that purportedly belong to an upcoming Canon EOS 90D DSLR have emerged.Rumors of a 32.5MP APS-C sensor inside the successor to the EOS 80D have been with us since registration details from Canon and rumored specs emerged earlier in the year, while reports of 10fps burst shooting, 4K video with no crop, dual card slots and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi emerged later on.Now, further rumors of the camera's sensor having phase-detect AF coverage across the whole frame, together with clean HDMI out and eye detection in both stills and videos, have emerged on Canon Watch.Eye AF during video recording was a highlight of the recent Sony A7R IV.Talk of a 31.2MP APS-C sensor, rather than the previously mentioned 32.5MP one, might be explained simply by a difference between total and effective megapixels; a camera with a 32.5MP sensor may well have an effective pixel count of 31.2MP.The most curious rumor, however, is the idea that Canon will create a mirrorless body that will maintain the EF mount common to its existing EOS DSLRs, rather than opt for either the RF or EOS M mounts from its mirrorless lines.
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The majority of the Infinity Trials unlock naturally as you play, but eight of them are hidden throughout the campaign.One global tip for finding Infinity Rifts: Make sure to listen to Nick Fury when he informs you of anomalies in the area.When he talks about anomalies, an Infinity Rift is really close to your location.Once you see a ton of boxes on the right, jump over the railing and head down the path.Before you go over the bridge, head all the way to the right to find your second Infinity Rift.At the second checkpoint (Main Laboratory Exit) in the Avengers Tower, Vision unlocks the lab door.
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Its customers include car giants, their OEM partners, insurance companies, security services and governments, rental companies, on-demand ride-hailing companies, and many others in the transportation industry whose businesses are based on maintaining or inspecting vehicles.Amir Hever, the CEO and co-founder, noted that while there are, for example, six OEMs already working with his company, there is also a long waiting list of companies that want to work with the startup.The key to UVeye is that its vertically-integrated system (which includes the scanning hardware as well as the software to read and understand the scans) is fully automated.“We give accurate reports of vehicle based on AI algorithms that are very accurate and will produce consistent results every time,” said Hever.“It’s harder to do this many inspections today because they are basically human based.”Toyota Tsusho, Volvo Cars and previous investor W. R. Berkley Corporation are leading this round, along with another returning investor, F.I.T.
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Imagine being in a situation where your car has gone off the road and into a lake or a pond, you're conscious, but the vehicle is going underwater.You stay calm, go to reach for your little neon-orange window hammer, and swing at the glass of your driver's side window.You swing again, but still, nothing shatters.It's too late to open the door, you're stuck.Part of the reason for that is that many cars on sale today no longer have tempered glass side windows, having switched to laminated glass for safety reasons (we'll explain more later).The other reason is that some of the glass-breaking tools being sold just don't work as advertised.
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We've known about the 2020 Cadillac CT5 for quite some time, but one of the last pieces in the puzzle that we didn't know for sure was its price.Certainly, a brand spanking new replacement for the Cadillac CTS can't be too inexpensive, right?As it turns out, it's still pretty affordable.The 2020 Cadillac CT5 will start at $37,890, including destination.That will net you a base CT5 Luxury, but there's loads of standard equipment on this entry-level trim, including a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, keyless entry, active noise cancellation and a suite of safety features that include automatic braking and a rear-seat alert.Rear-wheel drive is standard on the CT5, and moving up to AWD changes the price to $40,490, but it adds standard heated seats and a heated steering wheel, too.
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It’s increasingly popular for fast food chains to brag that their plant-based patties taste as good as meat, but Burger King is taking it to a new level in Sweden.The chain, through a promotion by Stockholm-based agency Ingo, has created a 50-50 Menu that lets you order a Whopper your way—then try to guess whether the finished product is meat or veggie.Obviously, this coin toss is a bad idea if you’re a committed vegetarian, but for the veg-curious, it’s a fun way to see whether you can really tell the difference.A Swedish ad for the promotion doesn’t mince words, featuring the opening line, “This is such a mindfuck.”“We are really proud of how hard it is to tell our plant-based burgers apart from real meat,” says Daniel Daniel Schröder, marketing director for Burger King Sweden in a statement about the campaign.“With the 50/50 Menu, we hope that more people dare to try them.
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If today’s AR/VR investment/merger-and-acquisition dynamics continue, there could be a window of one year to 18 months for corporate and VC “smart money” to do deals with AR/VR leaders at sensible valuations.Digi-Capital’s AR/VR Analytics Platform and new 360-page Augmented/Virtual Reality Report Q3 2019 tracked over $5.4 billion augmented reality investment and virtual reality investment in the last 12 months to Q2 2019, with Chinese companies raising over 2.5 times the dollars (or RMB) of their North American counterparts.Global deal value, or dollars invested, was up in Q2 2019 over the previous quarter, driven by large, late stage Series C+ Chinese computer vision/AR crossover deals (i.e., not AR/VR pureplays).(Note: excluding late stage Series C+ deals, early stage AR/VR investment up to Series B grew to $346 million in Q2 2019 for a total over $1.2 billion in the last 12 months)AR/VR startups with traction continued to successfully raise funds in the first half of the year, despite 2019 being a year of transition before a potential market inflection point next year — particularly if Apple smartglasses launch in Q4 2020 as Digi-Capital has forecast since 2016.(It’s worth noting that only Tim Cook and his inner circle really know if that will happen, and if so, what it might look like).
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The OnePlus 6 is over a year old at this point, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a very capable smartphone.Luckily, for Amazon Prime Day 2019, the device is getting heavy discounts across the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, with prices slashed by up to 39 percent.Unfortunately, OnePlus does not sell the OnePlus 6 in the United States anymore, so this deal won’t work for U.S. shoppers.In Germany, the Mirror Black variant of the OnePlus 6 with 128GB of internal storage is just 349 euros (~$393), which is 39 percent off the usual price of 569 euros (~$641).Other editions of the device are also heavily discounted, including the Midnight Black variant.Ironically, the 64GB version of the Mirror Black model is discounted by only 13 percent, making it much cheaper to get the one with double the storage.
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it is not clear that the us federal trade COMMISSION has ruled that Facebook imposed a fine of us $ 5 billion (the equivalent of 47 billion euros) in the aftermath after the scandal around the " Cambridge Analytica.the Fine is the highest that the FTC has handed out to companies, but not all, think that the punishment is hard enough. " this is only a fraction of Facebook's annual revenue.It's not going to get them to change their approach to protecting their data, " says republican congressman David Cicilline in an interview with CNBC.Following the announcement of the fine step, The share was 1.8 per cent, on the stock exchange.The slapphänta to the handling of users 'personal data, it can be considerably costly for the company," reports the Washington Post.
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Over 400,000 people have committed to a Facebook event pledging to “Storm Area 51” in September in an effort to “see them aliens.”As of Friday, 416,000 people were listed as “going” to the planned raid, which event organizers say will take place on Sept. 20 at 3 a.m. An additional 428,000 people were listed as “interested.”Attendees will supposedly meet at a nearby “tourist attraction” where they will “coordinate our entry.”ASTRONOMERS CREATED A ‘COSMIC CHEAT SHEET’ TO HELP LOOK FOR ALIENS“If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets,” the event description said referencing a Japanese comic character known for his speed.There have been already over 21,000 posts inside the event's page, with some Facebook users posting “game plans” for how the siege would go including formations and “rock throwers.”
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President Trump attacked Facebook’s new Libra cryptocurrency on Thursday, claiming it will have “little standing or dependability” and that Facebook would need to seek a banking charter if it wanted to move forward.While cryptocurrencies have certainly been growing for quite some time now, Trump seems to have a particular issue with Facebook deciding to move into the space.“I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air,” Trump tweeted.“Unregulated Crypto Assets can facilitate unlawful behavior, including drug trade and other illegal activity.”Going on, Trump wrote “Facebook Libra’s ‘virtual currency’ will have little standing or dependability.If Facebook and other companies want to become a bank, they must seek a new Banking Charter and become subject to all Banking Regulations, but like other Banks, National and International.”
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A new OPPO smartphone with model number CPH1931 was detected today on Bluetooth SIG listing by the folks at Mysmartprice.And unlike most typical Bluetooth certifications, we get to know more than just the Bluetooth version that this mystery OPPO handset holds inside its guts.This time the more puzzling question is of its actual identity and commercial name.Interestingly, the model number CPH1831 belongs to the OPPO R15 Pro, also known as OPPO R15 Dream Mirror Edition in China.However, OPPO has officially declared the R series as dead.Hence this should be another series handset.
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Earlier this year, at MWC, Microsoft announced the return of its Kinect sensor in the form of an AI developer kit.The $399 Azure Kinect DK camera system includes a 1MP depth camera, 360-degree microphone, 12MP RGB camera and an orientation sensor, all in a relatively small package.The kit has been available for pre-order for a few months now, but as the company announced today, it’s now generally available and shipping to pre-order customers in the U.S. and China.Unlike the original Kinect, which launched as an Xbox gaming accessory that never quite caught on, the Azure Kinect is all business.It’s meant to give developers a platform to experiment with AI tools and plug into Azure’s ecosystem of machine learning services (though using Azure is not mandatory).To help developers get started, the company already launched a number of SDKs, including a preview of a body-tracking SDK that is close to what you may remember from the Kinect’s Xbox days.
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Curved screens are to 4K what fine red wine is to gourmet cheese — a match made in heaven.As such, this fantastic deal on a curved 65-inch Samsung 4K TV is not to be overlooked.There’s no denying the fact that $750 is an awful lot of dough to spend on a new television, and Walmart itself agrees.That’s why it’s offering its customers the option to split the cost over twelve months, which comes out to a more manageable $73 per month after sales tax and a few bucks’ worth of interest have been bolted on.While there are cheaper alternatives on the market, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another 65-inch model that comes with a curved screen.Combine that with a UHD Engine for turning HD content into 4K, multi-format HDR, and all the smarts you could ever need and you have a winner.
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The summer is a time for rejuvenation, don’t you think?A time to reflect on what’s important and what can be let go.That applies also to Apple’s laptop line, which on Tuesday got a midsummer refresh.The Touch Bar, first introduced in 2016, had already subsumed most of the MacBook Pro line.Its status as a holdout earned it an unofficial nickname: MacBook Escape, after the key that the Touch Bar had banished.Apple has now outfitted its least expensive MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and Touch ID, meaning MBP buyers henceforth must resign themselves to a thin OLED strip at the top row of their keyboards.
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