Alberto Mcgovern

Alberto Mcgovern

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Lower Decks is worth checking out for its earnest, if often playfully ribbed, love of Star Trek as an idea.
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NOAA expects as many as nine more hurricanes through November.
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But you can turn it into a telescope, which is still pretty cool.
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Whether navigating the Star Chart or upgrading Mods, there is a lot of content for beginners to discover.
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Virgin Galactic may be busy designing its tourist spacecraft, but that hasn’t stopped it from working on more high-speed transportation, in the shape of its new Mach 3 aircraft. Revealed today, the super-fast delta-wing was developed with jet engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce, which previously provided the grunt to take Concorde supersonic. This as-yet unnamed Virgin Galactic aircraft promises to be even … Continue reading
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You can get a case to protect your Switch while playing, a carrying case to pack it up safely while travelling, or both.
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Falling in line with a previous rumor that we heard about the RTX 3080 being 50% quicker than the RTX 2080.
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TLDR: FreeYourMusic easily transfers playlists between music streaming platforms so you can listen to your favorites without spending hours recreating old playlists. From the days of LPs and cassettes, to CDs and MP3s, the way we listen to music just keeps on evolving. Today, nobody actually owns the music they listen to anymore. All your favorites are streamed and crafted into finely-curated playlists. In fact, it isn’t too large a stretch to argue that for many diehard music fans, those playlists full of favorite artists, lists that served as life event soundtracks, are almost as strikingly individualistic as DNA. That’s… This story continues at The Next Web
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Ostensibly a gaming projector, the TH685 does a few things well and a few things just...OK.
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Methanol in hand sanitizers is a health hazard, the FDA says. Make sure the products you buy don't have it.
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(Cranfield University) Today (23rd July 2020), sees the launch of plans for the largest smart city-wide, low carbon energy system in the UK. Launched at an online event, Peterborough Integrated Renewables Infrastructure project (PIRI) aims to deliver a significant drop in CO2 emissions by 2030, while cutting energy bills by up to a quarter. Peterborough is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and is facing a significant increase in energy demand as the city continues to grow.
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The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 targets both consumers and business types with its rugged, metal chassis and swift performance.
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Hardware keys are more secure—and finally ready for the masses.
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Can you hear the people tweet? A huge hack briefly sidelined Twitter's big names.
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Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Google announced on Monday that its second-generation Pixel Buds are now available in more countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, Spain, and the UK. The true wireless headphones have only been available in the US since their April 27th release date. Google also said it will offer Pixel Buds in more colors starting next month. Currently, you can only buy them in “clearly white,” but Google said the Pixel Buds would come in “oh so orange,” “quite mint,” and “almost black” when it first announced the headphones in October. All four colors are on display on the US Google Store, but you can’t actually buy the orange, mint, and black models right now, only join a waitlist to be notified when... Continue reading…
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(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Montana State University have found that placing sufficient strain in a 2D material creates localized states that can yield single-photon emitters. Using sophisticated optical microscopy techniques developed at Columbia over the past 3 years, the team was able to directly image these states for the first time, revealing that even at room temperature they are highly tunable and act as quantum dots, tightly confined pieces of semiconductors that emit light.
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These are the starting points for Apple and Samsung's marquee phone lines. Here's how to figure out which one is right for you.
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Smart speakers were, at a time, the hot thing in the tech market but they’ve become so common now that you almost don’t hear much about them in between product launches and privacy scandals.You might be surprised then, that they have apparently grown by almost 45% since the third quarter last year.And, depending on which team you’re rooting for, you might be surprised or not that Google is the biggest loser in that market.The smart speaker market is made up by more than just Amazon and Google though it might look like it.There are a lot of smaller players in terms of sales numbers, like Apple, Xiaomi, and even Alibaba.Google and its Google Nest Home, formerly just Google Home, may make the headlines but it is actually close to falling off into the “Others” group.
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Apple keyboards are clicking and Best Buy products are bricking, but first, a cartoon about internet comments coming back to haunt you.Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday?Apple's MacBook Pro gets an all-new keyboardApple's butterfly keyboards are famously prone to failure (my spacebar lost its will to live just last week), but today's announcement of a new 16-inch MacBook Pro includes something truly marvelous: a new keyboard, no butterfly keys in sight.Our writer loves how the new keys feel (which are actually a return to the old pre-butterfly "scissor-switch" design), and the computer comes with a faster processor, a crisper resolution, and hugely improved storage.
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The US government must have “reasonable suspicion of digital contraband” before it can search travelers’ phones, laptops, and other electronics, according to a new ruling by a federal court.The decision marks a significant step in data privacy for international travelers, and comes after widespread criticism of CBP and ICE actions at the border.The rate of border searches of electronic devices like smartphones has increased significantly in recent years, with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) responsible for more than 33,000 such searches last year.That’s a near-fourfold increase in the space of just three years.It was enough to prompt the American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and ACLU of Massachusetts to wade in with a lawsuit.Alasaad v. McAleenan pitted 11 travelers whose phones and laptops were searched – without individualized suspicion – when they arrived at US ports of entry.
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Black Friday and Walmart go together like peanut butter and chocolate.But the megaretailer hasn't announced it's "real" Black Friday deals yet -- the ones coming Thanksgiving week and/or Nov. 29.Instead, Walmart has come out of the box with worthy discounts on TVs -- including Vizio's excellent M-Series Quantum 4K set -- kitchen gear, tablets, video games and a range of other popular gifts for the 2019 holiday season.Best Buy has also refreshed its early Black Friday sale, dishing up new discounts on Yoga convertible laptops, the 11-inch iPad Pro, a terrific Dyson vacuum cleaner and more.We continue to comb through Walmart's catalog of deals, posting the highlights below.Take a look and check back often, as we'll be adding new Black Friday discounts and updating prices and availability on a regular basis.
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AT is adding $10 to the monthly bills of customers with certain grandfathered mobile-data plans and not letting them switch back to their older packages.AT is pitching the change as a "bonus" because it's also adding 15GB to the customers' monthly data allotments."Starting with your October 2019 bill, you'll get an additional 15GB of data on your Mobile Share plan.Paying an extra $10 for another 15GB isn't a bad deal as far as US wireless prices go, but that's only true if you actually need the extra data.The plans getting the data-and-price increases already had between 20GB and 60GB of data per month at prices that ranged from $100 to $225.These Mobile Share Value plans were introduced in December 2013 and are apparently no longer offered to new customers.
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The cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has revealed that the personal data of thousands of its customers has been exposed by a rogue employee.According to the company, an employee sold information from its customer support database to a third party including the names and phone number of its customers.Trend Micro first became suspicious that its customer data had been leaked after customers began reporting that they had received phone calls from scammers who were posing as its employees.The firm believes that approximately 70,000 of its 12m customers were affected by the incident and it has notified those whose details were exposed.Back in August, Trend Micro first received reports that many users of its home security software had been receiving spam phone calls.However, the scammers knew far too much information about their targets which is when the company first suspected that its customer support database had been breached.
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WeWork was facing a different sort of meltdown on Tuesday at its office space in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood: a plant-based frozen yogurt machine was on the fritz.As its owner frantically searched for the WeWork facilities manager, dozens of entrepreneurs milled about in the communal kitchen, sampling products from local food-tech startups, some of whom now call this office space home.Employees of a company that makes moringa chips wore laurel wreath crowns meant to evoke their product.Housed in an existing WeWork, just blocks from the San Francisco Bay, the space could eventually seat 100 employees.It launched last week with about 50, from several startups, ranging from an organic baby food subscription service to a blockchain company for food traceability.As they partied, founders shook hands and stole glances at nametags, which included the prompt: “If I were a food, I would be ____.”
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South African internet company Naspers isn’t a particularly well-known name in the startup community.And yet, the company made an early investment in a small Chinese company called… Tencent.Naspers still retains a 31% stake in Tencent that is valued at around $100 billion (with a B).That’s why I’m excited to announce that Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin.It’s hard to talk about Naspers without talking about SoftBank, another company that made an early bet on Alibaba, another small Chinese company back then.But Naspers doesn’t want to be compared to SoftBank as it doesn’t have the same approach.
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Today WhatsApp, a Facebook company, updated their so-called Privacy Settings.This is the latest in a line of updates with the word “privacy” in the title released by Facebook and Facebook companies that, collectively, likely aim at doing some good for the overall image of the social networking giant.The latest update is for WhatsApp Groups and it has to do with your Contacts.Today WhatsApp’s update allows new settings and invite system abilities to “further empower users to have more control over group messages they receive.” The change comes in the way that people are added to groups – as in who can add them to groups without their approval.“This helps prevent people from getting unwanted messages including viral information that can spread through groups,” said a WhatsApp representative today.The settings change is not automatic – you need to opt-in, so to speak.
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Virgin Media’s mobile network will be powered by Vodafone’s infrastructure from 2021, switching from the BT-EE network it has used for the past two decades.The world’s first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) launched in 1999 under the guise of Virgin Mobile and using what was then One2One’s network.It was then brought under the Virgin Media umbrella following the 2007 merger of NTL and Telewest and now has three million subscribers.An extension to the agreement with BT Enterprise was reached in 2017 and allowed Virgin Media to operate a ‘deep MVNO’ in which it controlled billing, SIM cards and other network components.All customers are expected to be migrated by the end of this year.Get the best prices with our mobile phone deals guide
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This study has presented a new protocol for measuring ultrafast electronic dynamics in an effective time-resolved fashion of picosecond resolution.The detection was made in collaboration with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) in Japan and National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the UK and is the first report to the best of our knowledge.When an electron is captured in a nanoscale trap in solids, its quantum mechanical wave function can exhibit spatial oscillation at sub-terahertz frequencies.However, detecting picosecond dynamics has been a challenge since the sub-terahertz scale is far beyond the latest bandwidth measurement tools.A KAIST team led by Professor Heung-Sun Sim developed a theory of ultrafast electron dynamics in a nanoscale trap, and proposed a scheme for detecting the dynamics, which utilizes a quantum-mechanical resonant state formed beside the trap.The coupling between the electron dynamics and the resonant state is switched on and off at a picosecond so that information on the dynamics is read out on the electric current being generated when the coupling is switched on.
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