Texting on Android phones is about to get a lot better, Google said Thursday.The update will include several features that iPhone users have long enjoyed in iMessages, including read receipts and exiting group chats.RCS messaging is one of the biggest steps Google has taken with Android, which lags far behind Apple's iOS when it comes to texting.RCS is meant to replace SMS, or Short Message Service, a stalwart but tired protocol that's more than 25 years old.The update will give you features including:Sending and receiving high-resolution photos and videos
You can lock cells in Excel, as well as lock entire sheets.While Microsoft Excel sheets can be a great way to collaborate and share data, sometimes you don't want others to be able to change certain bits of data.You can also lock cells to not allow certain operations or actions.Not only does it allow you to share an Excel sheet and all corresponding data without worry over whether somebody will change values you need to have constant, it can also help make sure you or somebody else doesn't accidentally erase values or headings you need to have.Check out the products mentioned in this article:Microsoft Office 365 Home (From $99.99 at Best Buy)
You can change the background on your Chromebook relatively easily, once you've familiarized yourself with the product a bit.You can either use one of the computer's preset images, or download your own image to use as a desktop background.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.But once you familiarize yourself with the device, it's an easy enough task and should only take a few minutes to complete.To get you started, here's what you need to know to change your background on a Chromebook:Check out the products mentioned in this article:
Do your worst, terrifying neural networkOpenAI’s massive text-generating language model, which was whispered to be too dangerous to release, has finally been published in full after the research lab concluded it has “seen no strong evidence of misuse so far.”The model, known as GPT-2, was announced back in February.At the time, only a partial version of the material was made public as it was deemed potentially too harmful to unleash: it was feared the technology could be abused to rapidly and automatically churn out large amounts of semi-convincing-looking fake news articles, phishing and spam emails, bogus blog posts, and so on.When The Register was privately given access to GPT-2 to test it, we found that…...it did not actually contain any malicious code at all.
At Ignite 2019 in Orlando today, Microsoft made a slew of updates to its Power Platform.Not satisfied with that, Microsoft also beefed up Power BI’s security, integrated the Power Platform more closely with Microsoft Teams, and debuted new prebuilt models for AI Builder.Before we dive into the features, a quick note on the rebranding.Microsoft has to rebrand one of its products every quarter or it’s not allowed to keep calling itself Microsoft.Oh, and the new RPA capability in Power Automate is called UI flows, so that would have been confusing.The RPA feature turns manual tasks into automated workflows by recording and playing back human-driven interaction with software systems that don’t support API automation.
this Yarn has been in the last few years has emerged as a top seller on the internet.in the Nordic e-retailers are now selling the coloured wires and accessories to the hundreds of millions of kronor every year – and more and more are getting into the huggsexan of our customers.this is One of the most otippade the best sellers that have emerged in the last few years, is a net.the Man did not reach some or all of the way up, but almost, says Carl-Norkrans):”We have sold a vast amounts of the previous year.”in Order to make a size comparison it may be noted that if Amazon broke out of the garnförsäljningen to a private company, so it would qualify in the top hundred of the list of Sweden's biggest online stores, which will be compiled by the web site, the E-commerce business.to see.
Xiaomeng “VKLiooon” Li made history at BlizzCon 2019 with her dominant run at the Hearthstone Grandmasters Global Finals, etching her name in the record books as the first female Hearthstone Global Champion.Li was the first woman to qualify for the Hearthstone Grandmasters Global Finals, after winning the Gold Open Tianjin Master Group Season 1 Playoffs.She had to compete in a qualifier because the Chinese Hearthstone circuit functions differently, starting a stretch towards the championship."This is the best way to strike back at those people who doubted me only because I am a girl.It proves that girls can be strong pro players, just as guys do.” – Xiaomeng “VKLiooon” Li pic.twitter.com/1PQczUHwim— Hearthstone Esports (@HSesports) November 2, 2019
Google buying Fitbit was the big news of the day, but in an alternate universe, it might have been another tech behemoth making.According to a report by The Information, Facebook courted Fitbit too, but Google was willing to pay double.For reference, Google ended up closing the deal for about $2.1 billion.Facebook doesn’t have a huge hardware presence, with its best-known physical products being its Oculus VR headsets and its Portal smart displays.The fact that it tried to buy Fitbit suggests the company is looking to expand its hardware offerings.But then again, the fact it wasn’t willing to go higher also suggests it either isn’t in that much of a hurry to enter the smartwatch and fitness wearable market.
Toyota's new Supra is going racing, and to help get it ready, Toyota Motorsports in Germany and Gazoo Racing have done a little tinkering.The end result, according to an announcement Tuesday by Toyota, is called the Toyota GR Supra GT4, and we're into it -- even if we saw the Supra GT4 in concept form six months ago.To help kick-start its transition from road car to race car, Gazoo Racing boosted the BMW-derived six-cylinder engine's output from 335-horsepower all the way up to 430 hp.That's still a long way off of Steph Papadakis' planned 1,000 hp, but the GT4 isn't meant for the drift course or the drag strip.Next, they slapped a fancy new, lightweight exhaust system from those Slovenian wizards at Akrapovic and filled the car up with fluids from German supplier Ravenol.Other changes include a great big rear wing and front splitter, both of which are made from some kind of "natural fiber," and those help to get the car's curb weight down to a svelte 2,976 lbs.
This according to the team at Microsoft, who have long been tracking the group also known as APT28 or Strontium.Redmond says that the attacks began in mid-September on the eve of new reports that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had found Russia's main sport testing labs to be missing key databases chronicling the outcome of tests on Russian athletes."At least 16 national and international sporting and anti-doping organizations across three continents were targeted in these attacks which began September 16," Microsoft corporate VP of customer security and trust Tom Burt explained."Some of these attacks were successful, but the majority were not.Microsoft has notified all customers targeted in these attacks and has worked with those who have sought our help to secure compromised accounts or systems."Redmond notes that this isn't the first time the Fancy Bear crew has taken aim at anti-doping groups.
In a leaked video of an internal meeting, Google CEO Sundar Pichai acknowledged the company is having trouble maintaining employee trust in management, especially as it grows, The Washington Post reported Friday.An executive also defended the hiring of an ex-government official who'd stood up for US President Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban.During a weekly all-hands meeting for employees, called TGIF, Pichai said he tries "to understand when I feel there is something which caused breaking of trust and see what we can do to improve" but that "it's definitely gotten harder to do this at the scale we are doing it," the Post reported.Pichai's comments follow a number of episodes of employee dissent on issues ranging from workplace culture to Google's projects for the US military to efforts to build a censored search engine for China.Last November, for instance, more than 20,000 full-time and contract workers from Google walked out of 50 offices around the world to protest the company's handling of alleged sexual assault and misconduct.And six months later, workers held a sit-in to protest alleged retaliation for that walk-out.
Last week, the internet got itself in a tizzy over a mysterious "blob" that a Paris zoo put on display.It has no brain, yet it can learn!It doesn't have eyes or a mouth, but it can detect food and wolf it down!It was in fact the slime mold Physarum polycephalum, a common, well-studied species.But the organism is even more fascinating than the zoo let on, because what we don't know about the slime mold is just as interesting as what we do.For as well as biologists have populated the tree of life with species, they're still not quite sure where the slime mold fits in—it's not a plant or animal or fungus, but something different.
Often a good budget model is best, but finding low cost monitors that are also quality picks can be a challenge.After reviewing more than 100 of the world’s best displays, we’ve put together a list of some fantastic budget options.Why you should buy this: If you want to save as much as possible but still get a versatile monitor, the Dell S2418H is your best choice.Adjustability allows for tilting the screen, but you won’t be able to mount this monitor, so it’s important that you make sure you have enough screen space.Oh, and if you’re thinking, “Sounds good, but I’m really looking for a higher resolution or bigger display,” keep scrolling.Why you should buy this: If you want to save a lot of money while still getting a monitor that can handle your unique setup, this Acer monitor is a great place to start.
the cargo vessel, the Rix is also Great, which in the past escaped from the Swedish government, came to Sweden on Thursday and is forbidden to leave the harbour.the mission was the commander against the wall.But now he's in big trouble, " says Pekka Piirainen at the Swedish transport agency.During transport on the river Göta älv, two weeks ago, not They of the Emerald cut-the-fly.the Swedish transport agency, would control the ship, left france without permission and turned off the transponder so that it is not possible to track it down.in the Past, the boat has run aground outside the city of Landskrona and who trafiköverträdelser.
For more than a year, blockchain management and development has topped some lists of the hottest skills in the IT job market, and thousands of blockchain jobs in the U.S. are now up for grabs.According to a mid-year salary survey from Janco Associates, a management consulting firm that conducts regular salary surveys, blockchain development and management positions remain in high demand.As the distributed ledger technology matures and corporate uptake increases, blockchain is becoming intrinsically linked to more traditional roles in the enterprise architecture and creating a new set of job classifications.Janco Associates said it has for the first time added a "Blockchain DLT" career path to its IT Job Family Classification System, and it is also linked to all other IT job families.
If your lead tracking and customer relationships are getting hard to manage, you might be smart to consider of the most popular ones.It has a range of four monthly price options from $25/user/month to $300/user/month that allows a business to choose according to their financial and business situations.The four options are sales essentials, lightning professional, lightning enterprise, and lightning unlimited.With a focus on inbound marketing and sales, HubSpot offers relationship management solutions for sales funnels, social media, content, and other digital business processes.Time-saving sales software that helps you get deeper insights into prospects, automate the tasks you hate, and close more deals faster.When it comes to the best CRM for small business activities, Monday.com can certainly fit that role.
Sentons has unveiled touch and gesture sensors for use in consumer devices, with new types of user interfaces and controls.The San Jose, California-based company makes Software-Defined Surfaces (SDS), and its latest examples are the new SurfaceWave Processor and Gesture Engine.Sentons’ ultimate goal is to bring SDS technology to every glass, plastic, and metal surface by combining ultrasonic touch and strain-gauge sensors.With Sentons integration, any consumer electronic device — from a smartwatch to a car dashboard — can become interactive and definable by applications.Like the Marvel superhero Daredevil, Sentons uses enhanced audio acuity to detect not only touch, but force, intent, and subtle nuances that exceed even the capability of capacitive touch sensors.Asus and Tencent worked with Sentons on the ROG II, a new gaming phone featuring Air Triggers — software-defined virtual buttons enabling the phone to be used similarly to a video game controller.
Apple released a supplemental update for MacOS 10.15 Catalina on Tuesday measuring 985.4MB.The company recommends that all Catalina users install this update, as it brings fixes and improved reliability.Mac owners must restart their device to complete the update.Here are the release notes:The macOS Catalina Supplemental Update includes installation and reliability improvements and is recommended for all users.Improves installation reliability of macOS Catalina on Macs with low disk space
On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will issue its final release of patches and fixes for Windows 7.After that, there will be no more technical assistance and software updates from the company, unless you have an Enterprise Agreement or Enterprise Agreement Subscription, and then it will cost you plenty.Naturally, Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.I noticed everyone from doctors to dentists to optometrists to chiropractors were all staying with Windows XP, and they all cited the same reason: Their patient database software, which was highly vertical and specialized, could not be reinstalled on a Windows 7 machine.Well, Windows 7 will continue to work, it’s not like Microsoft will send out a kill switch.Stop using Internet Explorer 11
Then came six other defections, including Visa and Mastercard—and, Monday morning, Priceline owner Bookings Holdings.On Monday, the remaining members of the Libra Association held their first meeting in Geneva.The association said it had agreed on an “interim” articles of association.It named five people to the association board, including Marcus and Andreessen Horowitz general partner Katie Haun, who will help steer the ship from here.The board notably lacks any true competitor to Facebook in either social media or finance.From the moment Libra was announced in June, regulators have been demanding to know how the network will be policed and what role it will play in global finance.
Why Teams is a key product despite its frustrations - and yes, a Linux client is on the wayAnalysis Microsoft continues to plug Teams as the "fastest growing application" in the company's history, though it is not sold separately, only as a feature of Office 365 (there is also a free version).These products were not failures, but they did not meet the need for an easy to use real-time collaboration tool – which meant users went looking for alternatives, and ended up on tools including hipster collab platform Slack.Users grasped the basics quickly: they could create a team, add members, have shared discussions and share files and documents.Fewer than three years later, Microsoft claims over 500,000 organisations are using Teams and it has amassed over 13 million daily users – more than rival Slack's 12 million.Slack on Thursday this week called into question the way in which other corporations – cough, cough, Microsoft – count daily active users.
Former California Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order last year calling for the state, the fifth-largest economy in the world, to go carbon neutral by 2045.Meeting these goals, or even the less ambitious goals set by other governments, will require utilities to buy more energy from sustainable sources like wind and solar power.Unlike more predictable sources of energy, the energy produced by a wind farm can vary from day to day, forcing utilities to offload excess supplies and make up for shortages.The solar panels on residential rooftops that feed into the grid pose their own challenges because the grid wasn't designed to facilitate a two-way flow of energy.To meet those technological challenges, the energy sector is turning to open source software.Open source, which anyone can modify or share, helped power the rise of internet giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon.
A lot of things can get shown on Twitch, Amazon’s mahoosive streaming platform.The U.S. President spewing hateful garbage.And, within that category, sometimes the person playing those video games is former The Walking Dead star Chandler Riggs.The world of roleplaying in Grand Theft Auto V’s online multiplayer is one of the hottest trends on Twitch this year, as streamers and players flock to popular, hard-core Roleplay servers like No Pixel not to play GTA as most of us do – gun-wielding anarchists stealing cars, blowing things up, and generally having a senselessly violent time – but instead to use the expansive world of its faux-California setting to live out more humdrum digital lives.People pretend to be farmers, cops and criminals, whether deep in the game’s corrupt underworld or reformed past thieves tempted by the high life.It’s a chance to make up weird and zany characters in a virtual world and treat them as more than just avatars, but, well... like characters you actually inhabit.
Thanks to his first two films, Deadpool already has a pretty wide-open world to play in.With Disney’s purchase of Fox, that world, hypothetically, is about to get a lot bigger.That large superhero canvas is very exciting for Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who wrote both Deadpool movies and are about to release Zombieland: Double Tap.While promoting that film, Gizmodo asked the duo where their heads were at with a potential Deadpool 3 and the possibilities the Marvel Cinematic Universe may hold.“The plan and the hope is that Marvel allows us to continue Deadpool in his R-rated universe that he lives in and also, hopefully over time, we get to play a little bit in the MCU sandbox as well,” Wernick told io9.When Gizmodo then asked about their general ideas, it was obvious they’d thought about it a lot, but probably just couldn’t say that much.
On this special episode of Digital Trends Live, Greg Nibler looks back at some of the best past moments of DT Live, plus we offer a brand-new Between the Streams segment.We’ll revisit some of our past guests, as well as some of our favorite moments and interviews.Included in our look back are Jon Bernthal, Goldie Chan, Kelvin Beachum, and more.In addition to some of our finest “best of” moments, we have a brand-new Between the Streams segment, where we discuss the biggest in movies and TV shows dropping this week, including the Breaking Bad movie El Camino, as well as The Irishman and Rick & Morty Season 4.
Save time and money this Halloween with a very easy costume type: a union suit!These costumes are just like those pajamas we wore in the '80s or the long-sleeve onesies we see on babies year round.Union suits have been around since the mid-1800s and were designed to be an easier alternative for women who wore complicated Victorian gowns back then.Men rapidly adopted this trend and now union suits are a common thing to wear during the winter.In recent years they have become more and more popular, bringing a wide selection of colors and styles, including your favorite Marvel characters.I've purchased several onesies and can tell you they fit both men and women -- just pay attention to the size chart and be aware of your measurements.
Världens mest sålda suv – blir äntligen laddbar.På bilsalongen i Los Angeles i november kommer Toyota visa upp den mest kraftfulla versionen av sin Rav4 – som råkar vara en laddhybrid.Det är fortfarande lite drygt en månad till dess att bilmässan i Los Angeles öppnar, men trots det väljer Toyota att lätta lite på trycket om en spännande nyhet.Det handlar om att Rav4:an kommer att visas i laddbara tappning i USA, vilket kan tyckas lite konstigt med tanke på att man har en bilmässa i Tokyo om lite mindre än två veckor.Än så länge har den japanska tillverkaren inte avslöjat särskilt mycket om sin nya laddbara produkt.Annat än att det kommer vara den mest kraftfulla versionen av suven någonsin och att den kommer i en speciell röd färg kallad Supersonic Red.
I dag tillkännages Nobelpriset i fysik.Ämnet spänner från det allra största, som upptäckten 2017 av svallvågor från svarta hål som kolliderat - gravitationsvågor - till avslöjandet två år tidigare om hur universums små partiklar av neutriner byter identitet.Ett namn som nämnts på förhand är astropartikelfysikern Francis Halzen, mannen bakom det gigantiska teleskopet Icecube nere i Antarktis is.Instrumentet söker efter just neutriner från de mest våldsamma rymdfenomen, som exploderande stjärnor, gammastrålning, svarta hål och neutronstjärnor.Teleskopet är ett sätt att söka efter svart materia och kan avslöja processer som kopplas till de mest energiladdade partiklarna i naturen.En kvinna som kan vara aktuell för priset är den danska fysikern Lene Vestergaard Hau, som bromsat och stoppat ljus.
Roku has teamed with Walmart to launch its new Onn Roku Smart Soundbar and Onn Roku Wireless Subwoofer.The two products are offered under Walmart’s Onn brand at lower prices than Roku’s previously launched Smart Soundbar product, offering better audio than one would get from their TV’s built-in speakers, but at a price that makes the devices affordable for most consumers.The speakers that are built into a TV are often lacking, driving customers to seek out external speakers to get improved bass and less tinny highs.Soundbars are arguably the most convenient external audio option, offering more powerful audio contained in a single ‘bar’ that is typically placed below or immediately above a television.Roku’s new Onn Roku Smart Soundbar joins its regular (non-Onn) Smart Soundbar at a cheaper $129 USD price.The product will be sold exclusively through Walmart in its stores and on its website.
After 10 years in academia, Tony Han Xu gave up a coveted tenured position as an associate professor at the University of Missouri two years ago to pursue a new path – becoming an entrepreneur.Following close to a decade of research in computer vision and deep learning, coupled with a stint as Baidu’s chief scientist for autonomous driving at a time when investors were chasing the industry, Han decided it was time to strike out on his own to build WeRide, a startup specializing in autonomous driving technology.Today, WeRide is part of a group of Chinese startups, alongside Pony.ai and AutoX, hoping to eventually put driverless cars on the road for passengers by creating multisensor systems aimed at helping the cars drive themselves.For Chinese companies like WeRide and Pony.ai, as well as US firms like Waymo, the holy grail is to reach Level 5 in autonomous driving, whereby a driverless car would be able to perform driving tasks in all environmental and road conditions the same way (or even better than) a human can.“There are genuine challenges today – we still cannot really get a reliable machine to pass the Turing test,” said Han, referring to a test that assesses the ability of a computer to exhibit intelligent behavior that is indistinguishable from a human.With teleoperations technology, a human operator will be able to oversee a fleet of autonomous cars remotely, stepping in when any of those cars encounter a situation in which they cannot navigate safely, said Han.