Antonio Barron

Antonio Barron

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As part of its ongoing bid to get the EU off its back Android will give European users a choice of default search provider from next year.Google was fined €4.3 billion a year ago for abusing the dominant position Android holds in the smartphone market.By March of this year it hadn’t really done much to rectify the situation so the European Commission thought a further €1.5 billion fine might strengthen its resolve.This resulted in a vow from Google to offer more choice of browser and search engine.Now the internet giant has proudly announced that when an Android device is first started up in Europe it will offer a choice of default search providers.It won’t but this very simple feature into effect until next year for some reason and there are a few other strings attached.
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Last year, Amazon cut a deal with Apple to bring direct iPhone sales to its platform for the first time.Now, that deal is coming under scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission, The Verge has learned.One seller, a Minnesota man named John Bumstead who specializes in refurbished MacBooks, was contacted earlier this month by a group of FTC officials.The group did not disclose the broader purpose of the interview, but at least one member of the group is listed as belonging to the FTC’s newly formed Tech Task Force, a division launched in February to police anti-competitive behavior on tech platforms.“If that listing gets deleted, chances are you’re not allowed to sell that product.“You put a gate around the brand and say all the third-party sellers of whatever that brand is get a notice saying you can no longer sell this product on our platform unless you get authorization from the brand,” Hubbard tells The Verge.
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If you had August circled on your calendar to watch Boeing send its first Starliner to the International Space Station, you might be disappointed.NASA appears to have wiped the August schedule off the board and replaced it with a message that Boeing and SpaceX flight test dates for the Commercial Crew Program are now "under review."The two private companies are both working on crew capsules designed to launch astronauts from US soil to the ISS.NASA has been relying for years on Russian rockets and spacecraft to transport personnel.NASA had been making an effort to offer more timely updates on flight test schedules, but that approach managed to highlight the delays.Space developments rarely happen on clean, linear timelines.
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Samsung is gearing up for the release of Galaxy Note 10 series in an event which will hold on August 7.While everyone is looking forward to the new king of phablets, the South-Korean company will also have a new tablet and smartwatch due for release.The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be arriving soon but not in the August 7 event.According to the official trailer of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Watch Active 2, these devices will come within the week.While the Tab S6 will arrive tomorrow, the Watch Active 2 will arrive on August 8.This is a day after the Galaxy Note 10 launch event.
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Unified endpoint management (UEM), a strategic approach that unifies and centralizes the way enterprises manage their deployed devices, is finally becoming a reality.Over the past decade, enterprise mobility platform vendors have been evolving mobility management tools from simple mobile device management (MDM) through mobile application management (MAM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) into UEM, which encompasses phones, tablets, PCs, and even IoT devices.The market has arrived at the point where companies can use the latest mobility software to manage their mobile environments in perhaps the most comprehensive and effective way ever.“A few key vendors have made UEM technically possible, with solutions mature enough to support enterprise-level UEM deployments,” says Andrew Hewitt, an analyst at Forrester Research.Those vendors include VMware, Microsoft, IBM, Citrix, and MobileIron, which can all technically manage the main mobile operating systems, Hewitt says.VMware and Microsoft have the most customers using their offerings for full UEM, he adds.
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Nettomarginalen under perioden var 8,7 procent, enligt ett pressmeddelande.Huawei som är privatägt började släppa kvartalssiffror i år.Inom smartphonesegmentet levererade bolaget 118 miljoner enheter, en ökning med 24 procent.När det gäller 5G-tekniken så har Huawei hittills tecknat 50 kontrakt och levererat mer än 150 000 basstationer.Huawei svartlistades av USA i mitten av maj vilket har påverkat bolagets försörjningskedja.
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Since then, we’ve seen quite a few other triple camera phones from many other manufacturers including Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and more.The setup consists of a 16MP wide-angle lens, a 12MP standard lens, and a 12MP 2x telephoto lens, giving you a lot of versatility when taking pictures.You’ll find a single 10MP shooter on the front of the S10, while its bigger brother comes with an additional 8MP sensor.They are powered by the Snapdragon 855 (or Exynos 9820 chipset in some regions), support wireless charging, and have an IP rating.Being a high-end device, it comes Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a hefty 4,000mAh battery.The Xiaomi Mi 9 became the Chinese company’s first phone with a triple-camera setup.
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Windows 10 has witnessed the release of another preview build for the update due to land in the first half of 2020, and the big change here is what Microsoft’s describing as a new experience with Cortana.Build 18945 has been released to testers in the fast ring, and sees the digital assistant being turned into a separate app within Windows 10 (you may recall that the beta version of the application was spotted in the Microsoft Store in June).And as was previously indicated, Cortana features a new chat-based interface that facilitates natural language queries.At the moment, though, this is only for testers in the US.Most of the features Cortana could previously handle are still here, but some important new functionality has been added.Microsoft notes: “We have updated Cortana with new speech and language models, and significantly improved performance – making it faster and more reliable than ever before.”
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DJI is preparing to release a first-person-view drone alongside goggles and a remote controller, according to documents recently published by the FCC.The filings cover three products, hinting at DJI’s upcoming launch in the FPV drone racing market, something it dabbled in with its previous DJI Goggles Racing Edition, a $550 headset launched in 2018.The three documents, which were recently spotted by DroneDJ, detail a ‘DJI FPV Air Unit P1AS1901,’ ‘DJI FPV Remote Controller P1RC1901,’ and ‘DJI FPV Goggles P1GS1902.’ Each listing includes some documentation about the products, though few details, as well as a couple of label illustrations (below).Unfortunately, none of the filings include photos of the devices at this time.The page for the DJI FPV drone includes a section for ‘External photos’ that indicates the FCC received images from DJI yesterday, but that they won’t be available until September 9.A confidentiality letter published by the FCC shows a 45-day ‘secrecy’ cycle covering the external and internal photos, test set-up photos, and user’s manual.
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I have mad love for the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset, but at $399 it's still out of reach for many virtual reality-curious people.Its predecessor, however, is more affordable -- and now back to its Prime Day sale price.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon is offering the Oculus Go VR headset (32GB) for $159.Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.The Go is a comfortable, versatile headset that requires no phone or PC; everything you need is contained in the viewer.You can use it with or without headphones (the directional speakers built into the unit work surprisingly well) and access a generous library of games and apps.
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Following on from last month's rumours of a refreshed version of the Nvidia Shield TV, an FCC filing points to it being the real deal.According to the information available, the 'mdarcy' - as it was codenamed - isn't getting that much of an update.So far, the rumoured specs seem to be spot on, with the new device housing an updated Tegra X1 chipset that's expected to have a higher max GPU clock speed and more efficient power usage.It'll run Android 9 Pie out of the box, and is WiFi and Bluetooth enabled.Other than that, very little seems to be changing, so unless there are any more new tweaks on the way that are just being kept under wraps for now, that's your lot.Given that this isn't looking like a full blown upgrade to make it a Shield 2, the refreshed device will be the third iteration the Shield TV has seen since its 2015 launch.
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The determining factor in producing my present proliferation of pens is that I have moved to a country in which everyone else is absent because they've gone on holiday for the whole summer.This at least is the explanation offered by health 'n' safety software developer protecting.co.uk, which has been quoting research on the extent of casual office-supplies pilfering."Workplace theft costs businesses in the UK £190m per year," it says before whipping out a calculator (hopefully not someone else's that they borrowed off their desk eight months ago and forgot to return) and confirming that's an average of "£12.50 worth of items per person – the equivalent of almost 30 rolls of toilet paper each!"Mme D's workplace was even worse than mine: at her's, the average HEPPA (Half-life Existence Prior to Physical Absence) of any writing implement at the front desk was 6 minutes and 37 seconds.But rather than slipping quietly off-world or into another dimension, they were simply getting nicked by co-workers and, as I think CCTV would confirm, her own notoriously ill-equipped boss.Nor does it run off with your sticky notes, pilfer your stapler or treat limited toilet paper supplies with rampant profligacy.
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Apple is reportedly planning to launch a scissor keyboard on its rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro later this year.Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the tech giant would be replacing the unpopular butterfly keyboard in 2019 rather than 2020, according to MacRumors Thursday.Apple had rolled out its butterfly switch design starting with its computer revamp in 2015 in an effort to make the laptops lighter and thinner.But users complained about sticky keys, as well as letters typing in duplicate or not at all.Kuo had earlier this month said Apple wouldn't be switching to the scissor mechanism on the MacBook Pro until 2020, despite predicting in June that the company would launch a 16-inch MacBook Pro in Q4."The refresh versions of other MacBook models in 2020 will change to adopt the scissor mechanism keyboard, too," Kuo said in an analyst note, according to MacRumors.
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As the coming school year approaches, it is time to upgrade your preteen from a kids’ tablet to a more age-appropriate laptop.If you’re looking for an affordable kid’s tablet that’s not the Apple iPad is the RCA Cambio .At its usual $150, the RCA Cambio can already be considered a budget tablet.Walmart’s $50 discount makes this Windows-based gadget even more affordable.Let your child choose from among the available colors to make it more exciting for them.With its Intel Z8350 processor, 2GB RAM, and detachable keyboard with trackpad, the RCA Cambio can handle most schoolwork given to students in elementary or middle school.
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Like many of you, I was sceptical when news broke that Universal Studios Hollywood was re-theming one of its most iconic rides.And, not being a particular fan of the new movies, this seemed like a bummer.However, I’m happy to report that the new ride is awesome and shines a light on what’s good about the newer films.No, it was speed walking to the line queue afterward to see if this ride update could hold a candle to the original.Before, the whole thing looked like a ride that was awe-inspiring in the mid-‘90s—lots of foliage, a few blinking lights, and some once-impressive, but now kind of cheesy animatronic, dinosaurs.It feels like you are taking a tour of the “real” Jurassic World, starting with the underwater Mosasaurus, followed by the herbivores (like a baby Triceratops) and, eventually, the carnivores, such as the Velociraptors, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Indominus rex.
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A week after a fireball erupted from the base of SpaceX’s prototype “StarHopper” rocket during a static-fire test at the company’s Boca Chica, Texas facility, the company’s first “untethered” test launch of the craft was aborted after encountering technical difficulties on Wednesday, CNBC reported.During the test, the rocket was supposed to fire its engines just long enough to lift it approximately 65 feet (20 metres) in the air.According to CNBC, while the rocket’s Raptor engine did begin to fire, it did not lift off the ground and “an enduring flame shot skywards near the top of the rocket.” TechCrunch noted that the prototype rocket appeared “relatively unscathed” after the incident.“It appears as though we have had an abort on today’s test.As you can see there, the vehicle did not lift off today,” SpaceX engineer Kate Tice said during a livestream of the test flight.“As I mentioned before, this is a development programme, today was a test flight designed to test the boundaries of the vehicle.”
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It's been a while since the JBL Link Bar was announced – nearly a year, in fact – but the all-in-one soundbar, Android TV box, Chromecast device, and Google Assistant speaker has just become available to buy.According to Engadget, pre-orders started almost a year ago too – but now the Link Bar can finally be purchased from the JBL website and approved retailers for $399.95 / £349.99.This works out at around AU$630; however it doesn't appear to be available in Australia yet.Here are the best soundbars in 2019If you want a little extra bass with your new bar, you can also purchase an optional subwoofer for an additional $299.95 (around £240 / AU$430).(Image credit: JBL / Harman)
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You can also choose to clear the cookies from here.Select the items that need to be cleared out from here, either the entire Windows or of individual applications.It contains a lot of powerful tools, but it's been a bit of a hassle to use, on the basis of a large number of different configuration options.in Order to make the program easier was recently launched is a simplified tool, that is called, for Easy Cleaning, and will help you with two things:first, it removes any unnecessary files that fill up your hard drive.as For the others, taking in the information, i.e. the files used to track your browsing activity on the internet, so that you may be exposed to a tailor-made advertising.
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Queen's music video for Bohemian Rhapsody may have come out more than 40 years ago, but it's still a hot commodity.The video passed one billion views on YouTube, the video sharing site said Monday.It's the first video released before the 1990s to reach that milestone, YouTube said.Fans can also now access the song's lyrics in languages including Italian, Japanese and Turkish while watching the video."Bohemian Rhapsody is a sonic and cinematic masterpiece that's one of the most enduring songs of all time," Lyor Cohen, YouTube's global head of music said in a statement."The newly remastered video on YouTube will ensure the song continues to be rediscovered, embraced and beloved by old and new generations of music fans around the world."
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You can use Apple's free iMovie app to combine video clips into a single video on your iPhone.With iMovie, you can combine multiple videos, add transitions, and export your final video to send it in an email or upload it to a cloud service.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.If you shoot a lot of video using your iPhone's Camera app, you might want to polish them using a simple video editor.You probably already know how to trim the start and end points of a video in your Photos app, for example, but you might not know that Apple offers a free video editing app that lets you combine separate videos into a single, longer video.To get started, begin by installing Apple's iMovie app, if you haven't already.
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The yellow vest protestor was given a suspended prison sentence and was banned from the area around parliament for five years.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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If you're looking for a killer deal on an Apple Watch, then you're in luck.Walmart's 'The Big Save' summer sale is happening now and has the Apple Watch Series 3 down to $199.That's an $80 discount and the lowest price we've found for the best-selling smartwatch.Walmart also has the Apple Watch 3 with Cellular on sale for $299.The Series 3 Apple Watch is a health-focused smartwatch that also keeps you connected with the ability to send messages, make calls, and receive notifications.The Apple Watch helps you live a healthier life by tracking activity, workouts, calories burned, and offers continuous heart rate monitoring.
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Over two years after the streaming service launched in the US and Canada – largely as a way to export quality British TV overseas – BritBox is coming back home, with a UK launch coming at the tail-end of 2019.Much like the time-warping blue box of the BBC's iconic Doctor Who TV series, we don't know quite when it will appear, but there's now a vague release window of October through to December this year.BritBox: the one-stop shop for British TV streamingAs a joint venture between UK broadcasters BBC and ITV, BritBox will bundle in a variety of classic and modern TV shows for a monthly subscription of £5.99 per month ($6.99 in the US).That's the same cost of Netflix's Basic Plan, though BritBox will include HD quality streaming, while the Basic Plan caps at the lower resolution SD (standard definition).This BBC News article on the announcement confirmed that "Many ITV and BBC programmes will move on to BritBox after they have been broadcast on TV and fallen off the broadcasters' own catch-up services – BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub."
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Old Crow isn't just the liquor you buy when you want the cheapest buzz possible.It was also the name of a P-51 Mustang that Colonel Bud Anderson flew in World War II.Ford and Roush this week unveiled the 2019 Old Crow Mustang GT.It'll be auctioned at the Experimental Aircraft Association's 2019 AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.The outside of the Old Crow Mustang GT has been painted and badged to replicate Col. Anderson's P-51 of the same name.There's a unique Roush grille with a P-51 Mustang badge, and just in case you're not entirely sure which P-51 Mustang is being celebrated here, "Old Crow" is written on the hood.
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In a review publishing July 17 in the journal Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, researchers examined how artificial intelligence (AI) could affect drug development in the coming decade.At the same time, adding new drugs to their portfolios is slow and expensive.It takes on average 10-15 years and $1.5-2B to get a new drug to market; approximately half of this time and investment is devoted to clinical trials.Although AI has not yet had a significant impact on clinical trials, AI-based models are helping trial design, AI-based techniques are being used for patient recruitment, and AI-based monitoring systems aim to boost study adherence and decrease dropout rates."AI is not a magic bullet and is very much a work in progress, yet it holds much promise for the future of healthcare and drug development," says lead author and computer scientist Stefan Harrer, a researcher at IBM Research-Australia.Start-ups, large corporations, regulatory bodies, and governments are all exploring and driving the use of AI for improving clinical trial design, Harrer says.
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Amazon's Prime Day mega-sale comes to an end tonight as the clock strikes midnight, so your chance to score significant savings on items is going to turn into a pumpkin in just a few hours.Amazon's two-day sale officially ends at 12 a.m. PT/ 3 a.m.ET, and judging from the countdown clocks on the most recent batch of lightning deals, they intend to end the ball on time this year.Although, in years past there have been legacy deals that expired after the sale ended, so you might have some wiggle room.Also, keep in mind that Amazon isn't the only place to find online deals during the summer sale frenzy.eBay is going head to head with Amazon Prime Day with its Crash Sale.
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Over the last two decades, a type of material called organic semiconductors, made out of molecules or polymers, has been developed for such purposes."In these materials, an electron is usually bound to its counterpart, a missing electron known as 'hole,' and can't move freely," said Wai-Lun Chan, associate professor of physics & astronomy at the University of Kansas.Because of this problem, Chan said "freeing the electrons" has been a focus in developing organic semiconductors for solar cells, light sensors and many other optoelectronic applications.Now, two physics research groups at KU, led by Chan and Hui Zhao, professor of physics & astronomy, have effectively generated free electrons from organic semiconductors when combined with a single atomic layer of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a recently discovered two-dimensional (2D) semiconductor.Over the last few years, many researchers have been investigating how free charges can be generated effectively from hybrid organic-2D interfaces."One of the prevailing assumptions is free electrons can be generated from the interface as long as electrons can be transferred from one material to another in a relatively short period of time -- less than one-trillionth of a second," Chan said.
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More than 220,000 unserved rural homes and businesses in 24 states will get broadband access because of funding authorized yesterday by the Federal Communications Commission, the agency said.In all, the FCC authorized more than $563 million for distribution to ISPs over the next decade.It's the latest payout from the commission's Connect America Fund, which was created in 2011.Under program rules, ISPs that receive funding must build out to 40 percent of the required homes and businesses within three years and an additional 20 percent each year until completing the buildout at the end of the sixth year.Ajit Pai wants to cap spending on broadband for poor people and rural areasThe money is being distributed primarily to smaller ISPs in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia.
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50 years ago today, at 9:32 AM ET, Apollo 11 took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a Saturn V rocket.At 9:32 AM ET this morning in 2019, you can watch as the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL attempts a record of its own.The Space & Rocket Center will play host to a launch of 5,000 model rockets all blasting off at once, in what will be an attempt at a Guinness world record for the most rockets launched at once.It’s a demonstration with sponsors including Boeing, Lockheed Martin and the United Launch Alliance, which all of course manage actual rocket launches with fair frequency.Those model rockets may be small, but 5,000 of anything that’s propelled by controlled explosions into the sky is bound to be quite the show, so keep an eye on the stream above for the fireworks.
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Amazon Prime Day sale is officially live and there are lots of deals currently available for Amazon devices but theres also great finds on photo printers.Right now the HP Sprocket Plus Instant Photo Printer is down $50 from it’s original price of $150.To bring back this tradition of being able to print off photos right away, HP released a pocket-sized printer designed to print off photos straight from your phone.Just about the size of a smartphone, it is lightweight and can easily fit in your pocket and is also the thinnest photo printer available in the market where you can print instant snapshots, 30% larger than the older HP Sprocket version.If you have captured a photo that you really love, you can also post it straight to your social media account.Add effects like filters, borders, emojis, and drawings which will then be attached to the images before they are printed out on a special paper.
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