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It's codenamed 'passport' which makes sense when you think about it.
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Back in September 2019, British carmaker Bentley gave its Mulliner division a new mission: Build 12 reproduction models of Bentley’s iconic Blower, a vehicle of which is undoubtedly one of the brand’s most famous pre-WW2 era racing car. The first original Blower was built in 1929 by Sir Henry Ralph Stanley Birkin (or Tim Birkin to his peers and the … Continue reading
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Last February was a tough time for RSA President Rohit Ghai. He announced a $2.1 billion leveraged buyout deal that set the stage for cybersecurity giant RSA to separate from tech behemoth Dell. But the deal was also finalized just as the coronavirus crisis was escalating, disrupting the RSA Conference in San Francisco and eventually plunging the tech industry into a time of uncertainty. But as RSA prepares to become a standalone company in September, Ghai points to a more upbeat future as cybersecurity has become an even more critical need in the era of remote work. "We are separating from Dell, and we're standing up our own IT systems and technology stack," Ghai told Business Insider. "Imagine being a 38 year old startup that has this beautiful opportunity to start from scratch. That's exciting." Click here for more BI Prime stories. Rohit Ghai, president of RSA, kicked off 2020 with a big move: negotiating a deal that would divorce the cybersecurity company from tech giant Dell. The timing turned out to be tricky: Ghai announced the $2.1 billion sale of RSA to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group in February just as the coronavirus was escalating, disrupting their big cybersecurity gathering in San Francisco and subsequently upending the tech industry. "The final 48 hours of the negotiation process were a nail biting time," he told Business Insider. "We announced the deal on February 18. From a pandemic timeline perspective, that's when the snowball had started to come down when the avalanche was building." Now, just a few weeks before RSA's divorce with Dell becomes final, Ghai has a dramatically more upbeat view of what's ahead for his company in the COVID era which led to a spike in demand for technology to help businesses adapt to the sudden shift to remote work. One of them is cybersecurity. "We're one of the work-from-home economy technology stacks," Ghai said. "And we've seen a massive surge in demand for our business." RSA became part of Dell after the Texas company acquired EMC in 2016. Dell decided to offload RSA to "further simplify our business and product portfolio," the company said when the buyout was announced. In a way, it means returning to RSA's origins as a lean, nimble startup founded in 1982, which emerged as one of the pioneering cybersecurity software companies. "We are separating from Dell, and we're standing up our own IT systems and technology stack," Ghai said. "Imagine being a 38 year old startup that has this beautiful opportunity to start from scratch and craft your digital stack and your technology stack and reimagine your IT infrastructure. How often do you get to do that as a 38 year old company? That's exciting." 'There's certainly been a buyer's euphoria' Ghai said that for Symphony, the investment group that led the leveraged buyout, "there's certainly been a buyer's euphoria." Cybersecurity has long been considered a growing market, but the remote work boom has accelerated the pace and made it hotter than ever. Spending on information security and risk management is projected to total $123.8 billion in 2020, and is expected to grow to $143.4 billion by 2022, according to analyst firm Gartner.  With the sharp pivot to remote work, businesses, including big corporations, have had to scramble to ensure that their employees are working on highly-secured networks, especially for those working from home. But even before the crisis, major changes in enterprise technology had been forcing security software companies to adapt to more complex needs. The biggest one is the cloud which lets businesses set up networks on web-based platforms, which made it possible to scale down or even abandon private, on-premises data centers. The more widespread use of smartphones and tablets has also created new security challenges, with people increasingly able to do work well outside the safety of a corporate firewall.  "We used to be in the castle and moat model where we had a perimeter," he said. "And then the perimeter disappeared." Meanwhile, the threats continue to grow and become more sophisticated. In fact, Ghai uses the battle against COVID-19 pandemic to explain how RSA views the threats. 'A startup scrappy mindset' "It's not just about eradicating the virus, it's about bending the curve right up to point when the virus will go away," he said. "Similarly in cybersecurity, success is not eradicating threats. Success is making sure business can continue despite the existence of breaches and threats and stuff like that." RSA hopes to become a more successful cybersecurity provider when it becomes  a standalone entity in September when Ghai said it hopes to be transformed into "a smaller company with a startup scrappy mindset." "We'll try to go faster on behalf of our customers and make decisions faster," he said. Ghai suggested that wasn't always to do as part of a tech behemoth like Dell. Dell, which became a massive company when it acquired EMC, is struggling to reinvent itself into a more cloud-focused hardware and software company. The Texas company recently announced that it may also spin off VMware in 2021. "In this new independent configuration, I believe we'll be better positioned to be leaner, meaner, faster," Ghai said. Got a tip about Dell, RSA or another tech company? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], message him on Twitter @benpimentel or send him a secure message through Signal at (510) 731-8429. You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop. Claim your 20% discount on an annual subscription to BI Prime by clicking here. SEE ALSO: The new chief marketing officer of Oracle talks about leaving Amazon, and says that Larry Ellison's big cloud offensive has 'parallels' to the early days of AWS SEE ALSO: VCs say that these 29 companies are the top startups in the booming big data industry SEE ALSO: The CEO of ServiceNow on how the cloud giant's workforce grew by 20% during the coronavirus crisis: 'We're adding jobs left, right and center' Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quickly
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Promotion that saw the game given away for free sparks surge in sales
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Consumers enjoying convenience and affordable costs of subscription-based payments.
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  Major League Baseball (MLB) started its condensed regular season with two games on July 23, 2020. Teams will operate on a 60-game schedule plus playoffs, with games taking place in empty stadiums. The 2020 MLB season will be broadcast across ESPN+, ESPN, Fox, TBS, MLB TV, and regional sports affiliate networks. To get access to MLB coverage, we suggest using ESPN+, along with a live TV streaming service with support for ESPN, Fox, and TBS, like Sling TV or Hulu + Live TV.   One month ago, as the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and Major League Soccer (MLS) finalized their plans for season restarts — making them the first two United States sports leagues to begin play during the coronavirus pandemic — Major League Baseball's future was not solidified. The MLB was set to begin its season on March 26 but cancelled these plans in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Following this delay, regular discussions took place between the MLB Players Association and the MLB over the logistics of beginning the season. On June 23, the two parties struck a deal that would see their sport return to play on July 23.  Unlike the NWSL, MLS, and NBA, the 2020 MLB Season will not take place inside of a "bubble." Teams will play 60 games, 30 at home and 30 on the road. Each team will play its divisional opponents 10 times, totaling 40 games, and 20 games against interleague opponents from the same geographical division. For example, the AL East's teams will play games against their NL East counterparts. The level of uncertainty surrounding the longevity of the 2020 MLB season is significantly higher than that of the NWSL, MLS, and NBA. This uncertainty primarily stems from the travel necessary to execute this season. Transportation, hotel stays, and entering and exiting stadiums all present the possibility of virus exposure. Apart from modifying the season schedule, Major League Baseball is implementing further changes to this shortened season. Things like a universal designated hitter, extra innings beginning with a runner on second base, and a minimum three batter rule for pitchers entering a game, will all impact game plan execution. There are also changes to roster composition — making it easier for teams to manage their squads should coronavirus infections become an issue. Major Storylines The story of this MLB season, as was the case in March, begins with the Los Angeles Dodgers. With seven straight NL West Division Titles, including five NLCS appearances and two World Series runs over that period, the Dodgers have been tantalizingly close to a World Series championship. They strengthened their already stellar squad this offseason with the addition of former AL MVP Mookie Betts. With Betts in the outfield, the Dodgers are the odds-on favorite to be this year's champions.  The Dodgers face a formidable field as they eye their first title since 1988. Namely, the American League's two best teams in 2019, the New York Yankees and Houston Astros, look capable of repeating, or exceeding, last year's successes.  The Astros took the eventual champion Washington Nationals to seven games in the last World Series. Their only major departure during the offseason was starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, who joined the aforementioned New York Yankees.  In signing Cole, the Yankees addressed an area of urgent need. With Cole on the books to boost their starting rotation, as well as Aaron Judge returning from injury, the Yankees are their typical, competitive selves.  There are plenty of other teams capable of competing to be this year's World Series Champions. Squads like the Washington Nationals, Tampa Bay Rays, Minnesota Twins, and St. Louis Cardinals are all legitimate contenders. With that being said, the condensed nature of this season, paired with a prolonged offseason, means there is even more volatility than in a typical MLB season. Other contenders will certainly emerge.  How to watch MLB games The first weekend of baseball offers fans 13 nationally broadcasted games across ESPN, Fox, Fox Sports, MLB Network, and TBS. You can find the full list of the year's nationally televised games here. For viewing of nationally broadcasted MLB games on these channels, you will need a cable or satellite package with access to those channels, or a subscription to a live TV streaming service with support for those networks.  ESPN, Fox, Fox Sports, and TBS are all available through Hulu + Live TV. Additionally, packages from Sling TV, AT&T TV, and Youtube TV include those channels, plus MLB Network. Of all these options, the most affordable way to gain live streaming access to ESPN, Fox, Fox Sports, TBS, and MLB Network is via a Sling TV Orange + Blue membership with the Sports Extras add-on. This package costs $60 a month. In addition to the regular ESPN cable channel, the ESPN+ streaming service will show seven MLB games during the month of July and select games throughout the rest of the season. It is one of our favorite deals in streaming because of the massive selection of sports content available for just $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year. Non-nationally broadcasted games are exclusively carried by regional sports networks, such as NESN (Boston Red Sox), Marquee Sports Network (Chicago Cubs), Fox Sports Regional networks, NBC Sports Regional networks, and others. Finally, to view all out-of-market MLB games, fans can subscribe to MLB.TV for $24.99 a month.  The MLB 2020 season began with two games on Thursday, July 23. First, the New York Yankees faced the Washington Nationals at 7:00 p.m. ET. Then, the Los Angeles Dodgers squared off with the San Francisco Giants at 10:00 p.m. ET. Join the conversation about this story »
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Earlier today, Xiaomi launched its third iteration of tv-focussed user interface dubbed MIUI for TV 3.0 in its homeland i.e. China. For those who’re unaware, ... The post Xiaomi launches MIUI for TV 3.0, brings new aesthetics and smarter interactive experience appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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As scheduled, Realme has now announced a new budget smartphone dubbed Realme 6i in the Indian market. With the new device, the Chinese smartphone maker ... The post Realme 6i goes official in India for a price tag of $173: specs, features and more appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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If you're looking for the best laptop for programming on, you've come to the right place.
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Flush with mountains of fresh investment, Indian telco Reliance Jio has unveiled its greenfield 5G plans and wants spectrum for it ASAP.
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The world of high-performance SUVs just got more interesting with the debut of Audi’s 2020 SQ7 and SQ8. Both are high-performance derivatives of the humble Q7 and swoopy Q8 SUV, and both are equipped with a punchy 500-horsepower V8 engine. Both SQ models were updated in Europe last year. But instead of a gasoline-fed V8, the previous SQ7 and SQ8 … Continue reading
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Home-centric devices have become more relevant and more useful these days, with everyone stuck at home most of the time. From laptops to mobile devices to smart speakers and smart displays, smart devices at home have experienced a surge in demand that some may have even had difficulty supplying. Google might be trying to take advantage of that rise in … Continue reading
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Report slams antisocial network's 'vexing and heartbreaking decisions' Facebook on Wednesday published an independent-ish report by civil-rights experts into how it deals with misinformation and hate speech on its platform. The dossier wasn't exactly flattering, and the antisocial network immediately tried to undercut it with an announcement about how it had banned four groups from its site.…
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The new flip phone is also rumored to include the Snapdragon 865+
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VIVO’s new product launch conference has ended a few minutes ago.The VIVO S5 has a screen size of 6.44 inches, a screen ratio of 20:9, and a resolution of 1080P.As the company’s executive said, the phone adopts the industry’s smallest perforated AMOLED screen with a hole size of 2.98mm.This makes the screen ratio reached 91.38%.At the same time, under low brightness, the VIVO S5 adopts the optimized Dimlayer masking algorithm to adjust the brightness of the screen through the jitter difference.The VIVO S5 is available in three colors: Icelandic Love Song, Phantom Blue, and Phantom Black.
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Revenue rose 31% to 6,51 billion yuan (5,0), which was slightly higher than expected at 6.45 billion, according to a report from the Refinitiv.with The increased performance was for 0.74 yuan per american depositary receipt.Tencent, Spotify owns less than ten per cent of each other.Read more: Tencent to continue in the Swedish köpturné – Skövde, sweden at the turn of <
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Grandparents are not always the easiest people to shop for on your gift list.It's difficult to weasel out an answer for what they really want for the holidays and they're often not quite up to date with all the latest tech that you may find intriguing as gift ideas.Of course, one of the best gifts to give your grandmother or grandfather is quality time spent together, but it feels better to show up with something tangible in hand.Plus, if you won't be with your grandparents for the holidays, these gifts are perfect to deliver to their home and easy to set up.Forget that last-minute scratchy sweater your grandpa didn't really want anyways, and get ready to give him something he'll love this holiday season and through the new year with these unique gifts for grandparents.If your grandparent isn't completely mobile, or would rather not be getting up every few minutes, an Echo is a great way to let them stay connected to the world right from their armchair.
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It’s easy to just build any old WordPress site, but how do you make your site pop?There’s one simple answer: an awesome theme.You can access 31 unique themes from Visualmodo for just $30 and build a wonderful WordPress site.Maybe you’ve always wanted to launch an online artisanal bologna business.Visualmodo has WordPress themes for tons of websites to help you stand out from the crowd.Access 31 WordPress themes to fit your unique website.
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Welcome to Cultivated, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom.Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week.IIPR operates on a sale-leaseback model, which in turn, helps cash-starved cannabis companies with capital.That's a good business to be in right now — the stock gained over 10% after it reported Q3 earnings on Wednesday, and continues to climb.For Kush Bottles, Cowen analyst Vivien Azer maintained her outperform rating, citing the company's 186% revenue growth and growing CBD business.Analysts were mostly positive about the move, but one Jefferies analyst said that while Drake's star power is a good branding opportunity, celebrity brands "are not a key driver of shareholder value."
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Update, November 12: Over the past few hours, multiple Pixel 4 users have reported the arrival of the November patch on their devices.Specifically, a user running his unlocked Pixel 4 on AT’s network reported that the update brought his version number to QD1A.190821.007.A3.We’ll keep an eye out for more reports.Original post, November 8: The November Google Pixel 4 update brings important enhancements to the phones’ 90Hz display as well as camera quality.However, not every Pixel owner has received the update till now.A reader tipped us to this Pixel support forum page where a number of Pixel 4 users seem pretty upset about the missing update.
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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.Case in point, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare requires about 130GB of storage.Even if your PC packs a beefy 1TB SSD drive, that’s still more than 10 percent of its capacity.The good thing is that SSD drives are also getting cheaper.In fact, you can now grab a 1TB Intel 660p NVMe SSD for just $92, more than 25 percent cheaper than its list price of $125.“Sure, it sounds enticing, but I’m in the market for a portable drive,” you might say.
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Android tablets have nearly died out with only a few big names supporting them.These slates now usually come only in two variants, the expensive high-end tablets like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S series and ultra-cheap options, including Amazon’s Fire tablets.A few months ago, Lenovo announced two new tablets to join the ranks though on the lower end of that range.Now one of those, the Lenovo Tab M7, is finally available in the US and is even cheaper than what the company announced back in August.Lenovo admittedly doesn’t make the best Android tablets though it did have a few noteworthy ones.The Yoga Book, though a market failure, was arguably imaginative and futuristic.
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Dozens of people have reported receiving strange, out-of-context messages Wednesday night and Thursday morning on all networks in the US, with many of them originally meant for Valentine's Day.Not only were texts delayed from February to November -- some of them were even sent on Valentine's Day two years ago."Early this morning my sister and I received text messages that we had sent each other on February 14, 2019.It turns out other people are reporting similar events this morning," someone posted on Reddit Thursday, as reported earlier by The Verge.The Redditor rounded up multiple other reports of the occurrence, finding that the issue has affected people across T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, AT, Bell, Google Fi and Google Hangouts, as well as on both iPhones and Android phones."I received texts from my mother last night at 1:14 and 1:39 AM CDT.
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You can't go looking at that!Microsoft reckons there is room for improvement – it should know – and has used its Ignite Florida knees-up to batter compliance with its overused AI stick.Protecting data is a challenge.Microsoft 365 customers can already slap classifications and labels on documents to control which users can see what, but the process is a tad manual at present and potentially hugely time consuming.The solution for AI-happy Microsoft is, of course, machine learning, with a classification engine trained to label data automatically and apply governance policies.He went on to say that training would have to go on until the model is stable, at which point it could be pointed at vast libraries of SharePoint data and left to do its thing.
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Bygget av Västlänken och bergtäkten Vikan Kross fick en liten del av uppmärksamheten på tech-eventet Web Summit, som pågår i Lissabon, Portugal denna vecka.När Anna Westerberg, direktör i Volvo Group Connected Solutions, klev upp på scenen använde hon de två exemplen för att beskriva nyttan av uppkopplade fordon.Nyligen passerade Volvo Group en miljon uppkopplade fordon – bussar, lastbilar och arbetsmaskiner.Nästa miljon kommer inte att ta lika lång tid, jag tror att om fem år är vi uppe i två miljoner, säger Anna Westerberg till Ny Teknik.Att koppla upp själva fordonen är inte det svåra, säger hon.Men att koppla upp allt runt omkring, som kunder och gods, det är svårare.
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Disney Plus is only days away from launching in its first few territories, but while the paid-for TV streaming service has promised an ad-free experience once you've signed up, it looks like there's one exception to that rule.Disney Plus will, in fact, run ads for the Starz cable network and satellite channel, which will be shown to some subscribers at the end of the sign-up process.It's not quite as bad as ads in the platform itself – that's what you're paying to get rid of, after all – and this shouldn't pave the way for other ads disrupting the viewing experience.According to a report by The Verge, not everyone will be shown the ad; presumably it will only affect US subscribers, too.Disney Plus app: where can you find it?Rather than simply a money grab by Disney – which really doesn't need to grab any more money – the Starz collaboration is part of a deal to regain streaming licenses to certain TV shows and titles that Disney had sold to Starz previously.
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However, employers have a poor record of managing risks.Eight out of ten of the surveyed workplaces with failures in the handling of chemical substances, according to the Swedish work environment authority.This is the same result as in a similar study, in 2018. " It's completely unacceptable.It's a game with people's health, " says Bishop, a uk government minister defends the on - restaurangfacket. " for Employers to undertake any more risk.
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Six years after leaking documents about the National Security Agency's mass surveillance activities, Edward Snowden believes the world is changing.He recognizes that people are more aware of privacy problems and angrier about them than ever, but he still seems to want people to take more time to understand the specific "abuse" being committed against them.Snowden hit out at big tech companies, saying they make populations vulnerable by collecting data and allowing it to be accessed by governments."These people are engaged in abuse, particularly when you look at Google and Amazon, Facebook and their business model," he said."And yet every bit of it, they argue, is legal.He fled first to Hong Kong, and was later granted asylum in Russia, where he still resides.
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Adobe’s annual developer conference Adobe Max is underway in Los Angeles, and though the company is offering its standard collection of small feature additions to its existing Creative Cloud apps for PCs and Macs, it’s also placing some fairly big bets on new apps for Apple’s iPad tablets.This year, Adobe is launching the AR authoring app Aero, vector drawing app Illustrator, and image editor Photoshop for iPads, as well as a more robust iOS and iPad version of its collaborative design platform Adobe XD.Originally announced in October 2018, Aero is designed to simplify the process of creating augmented reality content for mobile devices, turning art, photos, and videos into floating digital layers within real-world scenes.Instead of requiring creators to learn coding skills or use a 3D graphics engine such as Unity, Aero leverages an iOS device’s integrated scene-mapping tools to identify actual surfaces and objects, then adds still or moving elements to create interactive experiences.It’s free now for iOS and iPadOS users, and will be available in private desktop beta form at Adobe Max.Adobe is also using Max to officially announce Illustrator for iPad, a version of the classic vector drawing and graphic design app that’s been “reimagined… for the mobile age.” While the company isn’t billing the tablet version of Illustrator as either “full” or “real” compared with the desktop app, it will include the core tools designers expect for creating and editing vectors, along with new “Snappy Pencil” and “Radial Repeat” tools that are optimized for quick iPad drawing and coloring.
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