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Of course, I’ve included deals that you should know about from other retailers, too.Several Kindle models are deeply discounted at Best Buy, notably the previous generation of the Kindle Oasis with 8GB of storage and no special offers (Amazon’s ads) for $174.99 (usually $249.99), and the 32GB model, also without special offers, for $204.99 (usually $279.99).This is my colleague Chaim Gartenberg’s top pick for the best e-reader, edging out the Oasis, thanks to its lower price.This tablet is usually $499.99, and this matches the lowest price that we’ve seen yet.Beats Solo 3 wireless on-ear headphones are $159.99 at Best Buy and Amazon (usually around $199.99)Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K is $24.99 at Best Buy (usually $49.99; this matches the Prime Day price).
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In a press release, CEO Anne Fulton said the fresh capital will be used to support customer acquisition efforts and drive “significant additions” to the Laguna Niguel, California-based company’s technology stack.Fuel50’s solution was codeveloped by Fulton and cofounder Jo Mills in 2013, and it taps AI to deliver career path transparency to workers and talent forecasting to management.After logging into Fuel50’s eponymous suite for the first time, employees complete up to four interactive exercises that help identify things like career values, talents, fit, and agility.Folks who’ve completed Fuel50’s quizzes can request, receive, and provide peer-to-peer feedback on skills and talents, or identify and access mentors within departments or across entire organizations.They’re able to add themselves as mentors and use a bespoke dashboard to coach and support mentees (who Fuel50’s matchmaking engine autonomously suggests), and they’re able to adjust their profile’s visibility based on their current status.Fuel50’s software also features a career development component — FuelGig — that enables leaders to extend workers opportunities to expand their skillsets through stretch assignments.
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MediaTek just released its two new gaming-focused chipsets: the G90 and the G90T.These 12nm octa-core chips have a similar design to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and Huawei’s Kirin chips with ARM Cortex-A76 and A55 cores.These chips clock up to 2.05GHz and can support a 10GB LPDDR4x RAM.Plus, it sports ARM’s Mali G76 GPU with speeds of up to 800MHz.The CPUs also support a single 64-megapixel camera sensor or a combination of 24-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors.The chipmaker says the G90 series is powered by its “HyperEngine game technology” that supports simultaneous dual-band WiFi connection, smooth switching from mobile to wireless networks, improved touch response, and enhanced resource management.
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Amazon’s surveillance camera brand Ring has partnered with more than 200 police departments across the country, according to a new report by Motherboard.It’s been widely known that Ring has worked with law enforcement: Motherboard recently reported on a contract between the company and a police department, and Amazon has even used footage of suspected thieves to promote the products.But the news highlights the scope of the relationship between the company and police.Motherboard obtained notes from an officer given a webinar by Ring.According to the notes, Ring lets officers request footage from owners through Ring.While police reportedly need consent from owners, a warrant isn’t required.
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A fix is finally on the way for a game-breaking glitch involving Wraith, but in the meantime, developer Respawn Entertainment will issue suspensions for Apex Legends players who abuse the bug.The glitch was discovered shortly after the launch of Season 2 for the battle royale shooter.The bug allows players to use Into the Void, Wraith’s tactical ability that allows her to become invulnerable with a slight speed boost, without the 25-second cooldown.Players who abuse the bug will be almost unkillable, as it makes them immune to weapons, abilities, and even circle damage.This makes the glitch a major problem in Ranked Play, as it allows players to easily rise up the ranks.Respawn previously acknowledged the glitch, and in a developer check-in on the game’s official subreddit on July 19, said that a fix was on the way.
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The latest to jump on board is Amazon Prime Video.The streaming service will soon air Modern Love, a new anthology series debuting Oct. 18 that features eight different stories about love, in all its various forms, based on the New York Times’ column (and podcast) of the same name.The show—which features Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway and John Slattery—will be the Times’ second TV series in just a few months, following The Weekly, which premiered in June on FX and Hulu.However, the two programs weren’t part of a coordinated TV push on behalf of the Times, said Daniel Jones, the Modern Love column editor who served as a consulting producer on the series.Modern Love had been in development for four years, long before either The Weekly or even the Times’ The Daily podcast had begun, Jones said Saturday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in L.A.The timing, said Hathaway, is ripe for romantic content.
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Early mornings just seem to be more exciting with a surge of caffeine rushing through your veins.Why wait in line at your local coffee shop when you can have easy access to barista-grade coffee in the comforts of home?Usually retailing for $280, get this premium coffee maker now for only $188.Weighing only 8 pounds and 4.33-inches wide, it’s quite astounding to think that all its advanced features can fit in such a compact machine.Simply choose between two programmable single-serve cup sizes for Espresso (1.35 ounces) and Lungo (2.75 ounces) by pressing on either backlit button to spark the impeccable brewing process.Pouring it over ice may trigger a different sensation but topping it with some milk would surely switch things up.
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Back in 2013, Occipital (a company then best known for making the RedLaser barcode scanning app) released the Structure Sensor, a device that turned any iPad you strapped it to into a portable 3D scanner.Five years later, they’re back with the next one: Structure Sensor Mark II.It’s about half the size, but considerably more capable.After releasing the original Structure Sensor, Occipital found that it was particularly popular in two different use cases: making 3d scans of people (like, say, scanning someone’s foot to make orthotics), and making 3d scans of rooms.Mark II’s specs and design have been tuned with these use cases in mind.To improve accuracy when scanning a person, they’ve bumped up the resolution (from 640×480 on the original sensor to 1280×960 on Mark II), and increased the distance between the Structure’s cameras — thereby allowing it to capture finer details up close.
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Over the past decade, cellular phones have evolved from delivering aggressively buzzy vibrating alerts to more nuanced “haptic feedback” — digitally created forces that respond to touch.While there were evolutionary steps before Apple debuted the iPhone 6S with a Taptic Engine, that 2015 device marked a turning point for smartphone haptics, bringing deeper and more realistic touch sensations into pocketable devices.Now there’s a report that Apple will upgrade the Taptic Engine for the iPhone 11 family, so I’ve assembled some clues regarding the types of new features it might include.It’s worth noting up front that neither today’s 9to5Mac report nor Apple’s key Taptic Engine supplier, Japan’s Nidec Seimitsu, offers any concrete details on what the next-generation vibration actuator might do.So treat the following list as a collection of possibilities rather than anything definitive and you won’t be disappointed when the new iPhones are unveiled in September.Nintendo’s Switch debuted a distinctive haptic feature called HD Rumble, which has famously simulated sensations such as multiple ice cubes clinking in a glass or dice rattling in a box.
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The Huawei EMUI 9.1 update is already available to many Huawei smartphones but most of them still have the beta version.Last week, the stable version of EMUI 9.1 arrived Huawei Mate 20 series.These include Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10 Porsche Design, Mate RS Porsche Design, P20, P20 Pro, nova 3, Honor 10, Honor V10, and Honor Play.To upgrade, use the service app that comes with the phone.This upgrade does not delete personal data.Let us know if you have this update outside China.
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If you’re on the lookout for a functional laptop, Amazon has a deal on the HP 2019 HD 15.6-inch Touchscreen Flagship Premium Laptop that brings its typical list price of $1,199 down to $588.With a 51% price cut, you can use the $611 you get in savings for other things that you may need or want to make this school year a game-changer.The HP brand has been known to deliver reliable laptops that are not so heavy on the pockets for years now.The HP 2019 HD 15.6 touchscreen is no different as it remains to be a competent portable computer that students can take advantage of for basic productivity work.With an Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM, writing papers, video or photo editing, and performing research should come off like a breeze.Although this may not have all the glitz and glamor a gaming laptop would have, this laptop has enough power in it for light gaming in your downtime.
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If you thought fictional zombies walking around on film were scary, the condition that turns creatures into mindless eating machines actually exists in nature.According to research published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, ants that come in contact with the deadly fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis have their jaw muscles taken over until they eventually die.The study's lead author, Colleen Mangold, notes that the fungus does not attack their brains directly.Instead "the mandibular muscles ... of infected ants are extensively colonized by the fungus," she said in a statement.Mangold, along with her other researchers found that the infected muscles showed evidence of hypercontraction as the ants clamped their jaws tightly onto a leaf vein or twig."Despite the extensive colonization, both motor neurons and neuromuscular junctions appear to be maintained," the study's abstract reads.
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Amazon Prime Day ended but that’s not stopping the other competing retail giant from extending its own summer savings event as Walmart continues to run The Big Save until July 21.Perfect for summer outdoor activities, Walmart discounted select Mongoose Boys’ BMX bikes for kids by up to 47% as part of The Big Save event.MONGOOSE X-JUMP BOYS’ BMX BIKE, 20-INCH WHEEL, BLACK – 30% OFFMake the most out of your child’s summer and introduce them to the exciting sport of BMX riding with the Mongoose X-Jump Boys’ BMX Bike.It is a durable kid’s bike made with a sturdy steel frame and an alloy four-bolt top-load stem for secure handlebar clamping.It also has an alloy caliper brake and rear U-brake for guaranteed stopping.
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HongMeng OS, Huawei’s operating system, is not designed for smartphones.This is the affirmation of Catherine Chen, Senior Vice President and member of the Chinese company’s Board of Directors.Immediately after the ban imposed by Trump.There was confirmation of a proprietary OS to be an alternative to Android.But reports said that the company would prefer to continue using the Google system.Not long ago, Huawei filed the HongMeng OS trademark in various countries but the representative specified that it is a system intended for industrial use, confirming – among other things – that it was already under development long before any taxes were imposed or restrictions by the United States.
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Officials with NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have settled on which orbit will be used for the future lunar Gateway outpost, the agencies have announced.After considering different orbit options, scientists have settled on the near-rectilinear halo orbit (NRHO), which is described as an ‘eccentric’ route around the Moon, one that brings it close to the lunar surface at one point and far away at the other.The Apollo mission orbited the Moon in a low lunar orbit, but the Gateway — a permanent human outpost and a new space milestone for humanity — will orbit the celestial body in an ‘angelic halo’ orbit, a description referencing the orbit’s halo-like appearance from Earth.When the Gateway is at the closest point of its orbit, the outpost will be only around 1,800 miles from the Moon’s surface.At its farthest distance, the Gateway will be nearly 43,500 miles away.The ESA has published a simulation showing what this orbit will look like once the Gateway is in space.
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with The new strings it can parse what you are thinking, suddenly, without any damage to the brain.It was in 2017 that Tesla's co-founder, revealed that he had set up a medical company.Neuralinks research about implants in the brain that allow humans to control machines with a thought – the so-called brain-machine interfaces (BMI's).Elon Musk himself has ploughed down to $ 100 million in the project, and the initiative to bear some kind of fruit.Thickness of 4 to 6 micrometers is equivalent to a quarter of a human hair, and the flexible wires, open the in addition, in order to transmit a much larger amount of data.During a news conference in San Francisco showed a Neuralink a laboratorieråtta a device is connected to the brain.
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In any online game, cheaters can really ruin it for everyone else.Not only do they ruin the sense of fair play, but, in defiance of the old adage, they often prosper.So what’s EA doing with Apex Legends‘s cheaters?Sticking the offenders in a pool together.Respawn, the game’s developers, posted a “check-in” update to Reddit over the weekend, detailing among other things its attempts to mitigate unfair play.There’s the usual measures: creating AI that detects cheating programs; identifying spam accounts; requiring two-factor authentication on suspect accounts.
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Vietnam-based investment management and real estate development firm VinaCapital has completed the acquisition of Smartly, a Singapore-based robo-advisory platform, Vietnam Finance reported.Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.Smartly co-founder Keir Veskivali said the company will increase its scale and expand into new markets with the acquisition.Veskivali will continue to support Smartly as an advisor and will work with VinaCapital on other tech projects.Artur Luhaaar and Kentwell Kwok, the other two co-founders of Smartly, have decided to pursue other opportunities.(And yes, we’re serious about ethics and transparency.
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The electric vehicle charger network isn't just hoping to have its app land on your mobile device, it's petitioning to have an electric vehicle emoji created, too.The petition seeks to get the Unicode Consortium -- the governing authority for emoji creation -- to add an electric car with charger to the list of emojis on your phone.The announcement comes just days after Electrify America was announced as the official charger network partner of the new Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle, and two days ahead of World Emoji Day on July 17.The EV emoji petition, released via Change.org, is also seeking to drum up support via the social media tag EVmoji.It seeks a modest goal of 100 signatures, and already has 19 as of this writing.At present, there's already quite a range of transportation-range emoji, including everything from numerous (ostensibly gas-powered) cars to scooters, bikes, planes, boats and trains.
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The European Union’s Galileo satellite navigation system is suffering an ongoing outage that has effectively taken the entire system offline since early on Friday morning.The system is offline until further notice, said the European GNSS Agency (GSA) in a notification sent out at 1:50 Central European Time on Friday.The problem is down to a fault at a Precise Timing Facility (PTF) in Fucino, Italy, specialist satellite navigation publication Inside GNSS reported, citing unnamed sources.A European spacecraft ground station has been maintained in Fucino since the 1960s.Precise Timing Facilities generate the reference time against which Galileo’s clocks are calibrated, and are part of the complex ground infrastructure that maintains the system.Galileo’s function that picks up distress beacon messages for search and rescue operations is reportedly unaffected by the outage.
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During most of the year, a good rule of thumb for Amazon advertisers to target ads is using customer intent: previous search, browsing and purchase behavior.This 48-hour window is a frenzy of deals, so consumers’ prior (and future) intent on the site is a less effective targeting tactic.Consider these seven Prime Day marketing tactics, which also happen to be classic quotes from films that are, naturally, available on Amazon:“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” —Cool Hand LukeBecause search behavior shifts, advertisers can instead target deal-type keywords or related terms on Prime Day.In a way this is still targeting customer intent, just in a slightly modified way, said Drew Kraemer, CEO of ecommerce-focused digital agency Marketplace Strategy.
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There was a great deal of rejoicing in the tech industry when USB-C got approved and even more hurrahs when Apple became its unexpected champion.In the rush to adopt the standard, however, many companies, especially accessory makers, got it wrong, accidentally or otherwise.They became the target of an Internet shame campaign to raise awareness of non-compliant implementations.The latest to join that list is, surprisingly, the Raspberry Pi 4, the new darling of the maker and hacker world.More than just its reversible plug, USB-C brings a whole host of improvements to the USB standard, including wider data bandwidth and support for higher power wattage.Because of that, there is an even greater danger of hardware damage if the spec isn’t implemented properly.
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Osaka, Japan -- A "vacuum" is generally thought to be nothing but empty space.But in fact, a vacuum is filled with "virtual particle-antiparticle pairs" of electrons and positrons that are continuously created and annihilated in unimaginably short time-scales.The quest for a better understanding of vacuum physics will lead to the elucidation of fundamental questions in modern physics, which is integral in unravelling the mysteries of space exploration such as the Big Bang.This field intensity is the so-called "Schwinger limit", named a half century ago after the American Nobel laureate, Julian Schwinger.Scientists at Osaka University discovered a novel mechanism which they refer to as microbubble implosion (MBI) in 2018.In MBI, super-high energy hydrogen ions (relativistic protons) are emitted at the moment when bubbles shrink to atomic size through the irradiation of hydrides with micron-sized spherical bubbles by ultraintense, ultrashort laser pulses.
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It can either be the magic carpet ride, or the immensely powerful engines for both motorcars and the aviation industry.We first caught a glimpse of the Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como.The Wraith Eagle VIII is a fitting tribute to Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Brown: the first gentlemen to cross the Atlantic non-stop in June 1919.The Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engines were so powerful, they allowed the aircraft to achieve speeds of up to 115 mph, itself a record at that time.Both men completed the 1,880 mile journey in around 16 hours.Now that I think about the ordeal, it’s hard to imagine what’s going inside the minds of Captain Alcock and Lieutenant Brown when all flight instrumentation instantaneously froze as they gained altitude after taking off.
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What happened: The world’s largest producer of cryptocurrency mining rigs, Bitmain is said to have completed signing stock option contracts with its employees at the end of June in preparation for its US IPO.All employees that joined before early 2018 and currently hold positions above certain levels are eligible, a source close to Bitmain told Chinese tech news site Jiemian.The long-awaited IPO plan is led by billionaire co-founder Micree Zhan, the person said.Former CEO Wu Jihan is still a member of the board, but is no longer involved in management-level decisions after the two co-founders had a falling out.Why it’s important: The crypto mining giant was hit hard by the cryptocurrency bear market, which led to massive layoffs and a leadership shuffle early this year.It filed for a Hong Kong IPO in September but the application expired in March.
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If there’s a trend with recent Fortnite patches, it’s shaping up to be one of shotguns.Last week’s patch reintroduced the Pump Shotgun, once the bane of many a player, and this week’s patch is finally bringing us the Drum Shotgun.In other words, get ready for some up close combat, because Epic is certainly giving you the tools for it.Strangely, the Drum Shotgun is the only thing shipping for Fortnite battle royale in this patch.There are no other weapon tweaks, bug fixes, or weapons heading into the vault this week.With a light patch ahead of us, let’s dive right into what the Drum Shotgun will be capable of.
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The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.AirPods are all well and good, but you’re mainly paying for the label.Instead, you can get a convincing alternative in the AirSounds 2 true-wireless earbuds, while enjoying the smug satisfaction of paying under $40.Crucially, they offer Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, meaning twice the transmission speed and range of Bluetooth 4.2.Other great features of these earbuds include auto-pairing, wireless charging, touch controls, and more.You can enjoy up to four hours of blissful music on a single charge.
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Myanmar entrepreneur buys unused bicycles for poor children – Bangkok PostWhat happened: Lesswalk, a nonprofit initiative launched by Myanmar-based tech entrepreneur Mike Than Tun Win, has bought 10,000 unused rental bikes left over from shuttered bike rental businesses including Obike, Ofo, and Mobike from Singapore and Malaysia.Lesswalk donates the bikes to school kids in Myanmar, many of whom lack transportation to and from school.Sponsors of the initiative paid for around half of the estimated $400,000 needed to buy, ship, and refurbish the bikes.Lesswalk covered the balance of the cost.Why it’s important: As China’s bike rental boom cools, vast piles of abandoned bikes have become a familiar sight in many big cities in China and overseas.
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We're going to Titan, and we're going in style.NASA announced on Thursday its next great solar system exploration mission."Dragonfly" involves an ambitious plan to send a rotorcraft -- essentially a large drone -- to Saturn's moon, Titan.The flying vehicle will be designed to touch down in multiple locations, from dunes to the floor of an impact crater carrying out science missions to look for the building blocks of life.NASA calls it an analogue to the very early Earth and at least one NASA engineer has suggested we look to Titan for a future human colony."Dragonfly will visit a world filled with a wide variety of organic compounds, which are the building blocks of life and could teach us about the origin of life itself," said NASA's Thomas Zurbuchen.
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this is The most recent member of the Legos series is the " Speed Champions is a true icon, the Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 (1974). " It costs $ 15 and is composed of 180 pieces, bits and pieces.and A figure with a helmet, and the three cones are included.In the summer, you will be able to drive a car in Forza Horizon 4.the Original was produced between 1975 and 1977, 2819 pieces of the item.The turbomatade boxersexan 256 horses and 329 newton meters of torque - enough to send the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just over five seconds and to a top of 250 km/h).
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