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Here are our top-rated picks for all types of users including creatives and gamers, and even our favorite cheap laptops and budget-friendly options.
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The movement of demonstrators echoes the fluid collective responses of the animal world, as groups respond to threats and signal across large spaces.
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(NIH/Office of the Director) The National Institutes of Health is investing $248.7 million in new technologies to address challenges associated with COVID-19 testing (which detects SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus). NIH's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative has awarded contracts to seven biomedical diagnostic companies to support a range of new lab-based and point-of-care tests that could significantly increase the number, type and availability of tests by millions per week as early as September 2020.
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The order to reroute CDC hospitalization figures raised accuracy concerns. But that's just one of the problems with how the country collects health
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As usual, Samsung may have nothing left to announce come August when it unveils the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Save for the still important though small details of camera specs, everything that can be known about the stylus-toting phablets has already been leaked to death. We’re even getting figures for the two’s prices, at least in … Continue reading
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Few cars arrive to the sort of expectations that the new Toyota Supra faced, but with one model year under its belt it’s time for the Japanese coupe to show it’s more than just an exercise in parts-bin sharing. True, there’s plenty of BMW to be found under the 2021 Supra 2.0’s contentious bodywork, but with a smaller engine and … Continue reading
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Or charge up to 100 percent in only 15 minutes. It's even backwards compatible.
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Workplace has updated its website and iOS chat app to give workers a more powerful and modern experience.
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This afternoon, DxoMark officially announced the camera score of the Redmi K30 Pro zoom version. The Redmi K30 Pro zoom camera has an overall score of ... The post Redmi K30 Pro zoom version DxoMark camera score hit 120 points – makes Top 10 appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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So non-smokers can socially distance and still enjoy eating and drinking away from home.
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(National Research Council of Science & Technology) The team, led by Dr. Jeong-Myeong Ha of the Clean Energy Research Center at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology(KIST), has developed a technology that can be used to mass-produce aviation-grade fuels from wood wastes. The ability to produce aviation-grade fuel from wood waste is expected to help international aviation companies comply with the new strong emissions regulations, which are scheduled to go into effect in 2027.
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On July 13, OPPO officially announced the 125W super flash charging technology. This new generation of super flash charging technology will come to the market ... The post OPPO’s Flash Charging Technology Evolution: The History Behind VOOC appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Go2Space-HUBs is a European project within the framework of Horizon 2020, led by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), which is part of the consortium, together with the Madrid Aerospace Cluster (MAC), Europe Unlimited (EUN) from Belgium, Technology Partners Foundation (TECPAR) from Poland, the Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) from Portugal and Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol Foundation (TEHNOPOL) from Estonia.
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  Both the original Nintendo Switch and the Switch Lite have been hard to find online as they continue to explode in popularity, but we've been keeping an eye on the best deals for Switch consoles, games, and accessories. We'll update this list regularly with the top Nintendo Switch deals as new discounts are announced. Right now, "Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Eevee!" and "Astral Chain" are on sale for $44.99, which is $15 off their regular price. The Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling video game console on the planet since its release in March 2017, and it's become one of the hottest products of 2020 as people look for ways to entertain themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Nintendo Switch sales doubled in March 2020 compared to March 2019, and even surpassed the number of consoles sold during the Switch's first month in March 2017, according to data from the NPD Group.  Nintendo's $300 hybrid console offers many of the most popular games on the market in a portable package, with the option to connect the Switch to a larger television or home entertainment system. The $200 Switch Lite is smaller and can't connect to your TV, but it's still a popular pick for parents who want an affordable alternative to the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, and gamers who want a second console. Switch exclusive titles include iconic Nintendo franchises like "Super Mario," "Pokémon" and "The Legend of Zelda." The latest Nintendo exclusive, "Animal Crossing: New Horizons," was the best-selling game of March 2020 and is already the top selling game in the series. Below, we've collected the best deals on Nintendo Switch consoles, exclusive games, and accessories. These discounts should all come in handy whether you're looking to buy a Switch for the first time, building your library of games, or trying to find the cheapest price on a Switch peripheral. Here are the best Nintendo Switch deals for July 2020: "Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Eevee!" $44.99 (originally $59.99) at Best Buy [You save $15] "Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle," $19.99 (originally $59.99) at Best Buy [You save $40] 256GB MicroSD Memory Card, $52.99 (originally $94.99) at Best Buy [You save $42] Insten Wireless Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, $32.99 (originally $50.99) at Target [You save $18] Prices and links are current as of 7/13/2020. Added new deals for Nintendo Switch games. Removed deals that are no longer active. Updated by Kevin Webb.Best deals on Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite consoles The Nintendo Switch can be connected to a TV for high-definition gameplay, or taken on-the-go as a portable console. Furthermore, the Switch's controls can be separated from the console and used as two separate controllers called Joy-Cons. Unfortunately, stock for the standard Switch remains low at many retailers. With that in mind, some of the below products might not currently be available for shipment. We'll update this section with more Switch purchase options and deals as stores start adding more inventory. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch Lite is a handheld-only version of the console that lacks the original Switch's removable controllers and ability to connect to a larger television. The Switch Lite appeals to gamers who may already own a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One and want to play games with a similar level of quality while they're traveling. Parents may also be more willing to invest in a handheld console at a lower price point when introducing their children to gaming. The Nintendo Switch Lite comes in four colors (coral, turquoise, grey and yellow). There haven't been many deals that drop the Switch Lite's price below its standard retail price of $199.99, but a refurbished model is sold for a $5 discount when it's in stock at Best Buy. Nintendo Switch 32GB Grey/Neon Console, $299.99 at Best Buy Geek Squad Refurbished Nintendo Switch Lite (Turquoise), $194.99 ($199.99 new) at Best Buy [You save $5 buying refurbished] Nintendo Switch Lite (Turquoise), $199.99 at Best Buy Nintendo Switch Lite (Gray), $199.99 at Best Buy Nintendo Switch Lite (Turquoise), $199.99 at GameStop Nintendo Switch Lite (Gray), $199.99 at GameStop Best deals on Nintendo Switch games Though the Nintendo Switch has only been around for three years, there are already more than 2,300 games available for the console. Deals on Nintendo franchises, like "Super Mario," "Pokémon" and "The Legend of Zelda," are relatively rare, but "Super Mario Odyssey" is actually on sale for about $10 off its regular price right now through Best Buy. You can also find plenty of other fun Switch games on sale at popular retailers or from the Nintendo eShop, the console's home for digital releases. "Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Eevee!" $44.99 (originally $59.99) at Best Buy [You save $15] "Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle," $19.99 (originally $59.99) at Best Buy [You save $40] "Astral Chain," $44.99 (originally $59.99) at Best Buy [You save $15] "Super Mario Odyssey," $49.99 (originally $59.99) at Best Buy [You save $10] Best deals on Nintendo Switch controllers Though the Switch's Joy-Cons give players access to two controllers at all times, some gamers prefer the Nintendo Switch Pro controller, which more closely resembles a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One controller. Nintendo also sells spare Joy-Cons with multiple color options for Switch owners who want to add some additional flair and an extra set of motion controllers for multiplayer games. However, Joy-Cons have been out of stock at most major retailers amid the coronavirus pandemic, with online stores charging prices well above their normal price of $79.99. Though there are no current discounts available on brand-new Nintendo first-party controllers, Best Buy is selling refurbished Pro Controllers for $62.99. Joy-Cons are also in stock right now for their regular price at GameStop.  Geek Squad Refurbished Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, $62.99 ($69.99 new) at Best Buy [You save $7 buying refurbished] PowerA Wireless GameCube Style Controller (Purple), $35 (originally $49.99) at Amazon [You save $14.99] Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons (Neon Red/Blue), $79.99 at GameStop Insten Wireless Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, $32.99 (originally $50.99) at Target [You save $18] Best deals on on Nintendo Switch accessories As a portable console with replaceable controllers, the Switch has no shortage of accessories. The most important addition you can make is a MicroSD card, which can expand the Switch's initial 32GB of storage to more than 250GB for about the same price as a new game. If you plan on taking your Switch on the go, it's probably a good idea to pick up a basic case with space for extra game cartridges too. The Switch is fairly durable so you don't need to spend a ton protecting it. 256GB MicroSD Memory Card, $52.99 (originally $94.99) at Best Buy [You save $42] Nintendo Switch Game Traveler Deluxe System Travel Case, $26.97 (originally $39.99) at GameStop [You save $13.02] HORI Nintendo Switch Multiport USB Playstand, $28.41 (originally $39.99) at Amazon [You save $11.58]
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(Ecological Society of America) These presentations feature research that attempts to forecast ecosystems of the future. All will be presented at the Ecological Society of America's upcoming virtual annual meeting, August 3-6, 2020.
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Oyo Indonesia made some changes to boost demand, a startup is making software testing as easy as ABC.
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These 10 hiring companies prove that there are plenty of opportunities out there for jobseekers with the right skills and experiences.
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During the past two Super Bowls, Kellogg’s only featured one of its brands: Pringles.For 2020, the CPG giant will change things up, announcing today that Pop-Tarts will air its first spot during Super Bowl LIV.For an event that conjures up images of nachos, wings, pizza and other savory snackable fare—like Pringles—Kellogg’s will be trying to lure football fans with its dessert-for-breakfast toaster pastries.“There’s no bigger stage for brands than the Big Game,” said Pop-Tarts’ marketing director Philipp Schaffer in a statement.“And since this will be our first time advertising during this must-watch event, we wanted to be the first to announce that the Pop-Tarts brand will be there.”The 2018 Pringles ad, created by Grey Group, featured comedian Bill Hader debuting the brand’s “Flavor Stacking” campaign by layering three different kinds of Pringles to create a jalapeño-barbecue-pizza flavor.
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Kostnaderna är i det tredje kvartalet ned med 45 procent på månadsbasis jämfört med årets sex första månader.I det fjärde kvartalet väntas kostnaderna minska ytterligare.Det svenskgrundade bolaget erbjuder så kallad gräsrotsfinansiering till andra företag, via en digital plattform.Fundedbyme är listade på NGM.Sedan noteringen i mars har aktien fallit rejält.Under hösten har de presenterat sin nya strategi – att satsa på crowdfunding för noterade bolag.
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This week, Elon Musk-backed OpenAI released to the public the latest version of their GPT-2 predictive text generator, which is capable of taking a writing prompt and continuing based on 40 gigabytes of data pulled from around eight million websites.This is impressive, next-generation technology, and I absolutely cannot stop feeding it the daftest crap imaginable and seeing what it does.Take, for example, this submission from a Twitter user, who prompted GPT-2 with a fake interview between a reporter and the Moonman, who is infuriated by the suggestion that this is his first time on Moon.GPT-2 extended the interview to the subject of Moonman’s wife (dead) before having the interviewer grill the Moonman on whether he was the one captured by the Nazis during World War 2 (haha, of course not, why do you ask???).It’s also capable of generating news stories...... and predicting the plot of Death Stranding:
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In the course of Underhållsmässan by 2020, which is run in conjunction with the STAND, it is a programme that runs like a red thread through the whole of the event.In co-operation with, and on behalf of the business community, academia and the public sector, will take EFFECT on the challenges of the future.the EFFECT to develop the services, products, technologies, processes and materials that contribute to the competitiveness of the industry, as well as a sustainable future.The Underhållsmässan 2020, and Sandra Matthews, a researcher on the RISE, that of the of the programme, which is all about attractive in the workplace, how to recruit and retain the right people.the main Focus is to address the issue of inclusion and diversity and how it can help you to increase the profits of the company.it may not be the best solution if we are sitting in a box, and talking, " says Sandra Matthews.
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In a sinister corporate nightmare where your bladder is a redundancy, it’s not surprising that warehouses would collect workers’ aggregate corporeal data, and a new company is testing the limits of what we’ll put up with.Bloomberg reports that major manufacturing and shipping companies are asking their manual labourers to strap on motion sensors ostensibly for their own safety, vibrating on their chests to alert them to potentially hazardous bends and twists.Employers then inspect workers’ every move, opening an obvious path to intensive micro-surveillance of their productivity.The manufacturer StrongArm started out by working on “ergoskeletons,” protective torso gear which helps shift loads from the spine to core and leg muscles with a “posture feedback system.” But according to Bloomberg, the company soon pivoted to data collection, a sector in which there was a “much larger market.” Naturally.StrongArm bills the latest iteration as something of a Fitbit for what it calls “industrial athletes.” Video demos on its site explain that the sensor harvests ergonomic data from the wearer’s ribcage at “12.5 times a second,” generating a “safety score” presented on a dashboard of points like “avg twist velocity” and “avg max flexion.” The idea is that it can be used to identify where workers are straining themselves so that StrongArm can advise the company to adjust, for example, the angle of its conveyor belts, and, in the words of COO Matt Norcia, coach employees “in the same way that a coach might help a professional athlete.” (StrongArm also regularly refers to workers as “professional athletes” – it’s never a good sign when companies start rebranding basic concepts like “worker.”)In an email to Gizmodo, StrongArm says that they do not harvest biometric data or use GPS trackers, but they do collect environmental data such as humidity and air quality to alert warehouse owners to unsafe conditions.
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Anime video platform Bilibili has recently launched an incentive program with the aim to grow the number of music content creators on the site, offering rewards such as cash prizes and exposure, media outlet 36kr reported.Why it matters: Bilibili has been broadening its content beyond the anime, comic, and game (ACG) content it became known for to a more mainstream entertainment platform.Music is a major draw for short video giants Douyin and Kuaishou, and Bilibili aims with the new initiative to create a similarly hospitable environment for music artists and attract more talent.Douyin and Kuaishou have significantly lowered the barrier for entry into the music industry, enabling ordinary content creators to achieve fame overnight without the backing of major labels.Details: The program, named “Music Star Project,” is open to amateur content creators and professional artists alike.Artists verified on music platforms such as NetEase Cloud Music and QQ Music, as well as content creators with more than 50,000 followers on major music, short video, or social platforms, can apply for verified accounts on Bilibili.
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Kina ska begränsa tiden som minderåriga får lägga på onlinebaserade spel till en och en halv timme per dag, med undantag för helger.Det säger en tjänsteman vid landets tillsynsmyndighet i en intervju med nyhetsbyrån Nya Kina, enligt Bloomberg News.Åtgärden är tänkt att motverka att tonåringar blir beroende av spelandet.Kina ska också införa ett system för verifikation av användarna.Teknikjätten Tencent meddelade under gårdagen att dess system för åldersverifiering redan i år ska utökas till att omfatta samtliga av bolagets spel.Läs mer: Tencent fortsätter svensk köpturné – Skövde på tur
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These wireless mice on this list get our vote for the best 2019 has to offer.We’re sure you’ve got specific reasons to opt for a wireless mouse, instead of a wired one.The best wireless mice are more portable and travel-friendly, thanks to the lack of a pesky cable.They even offer more flexibility and range, as you’re not limited by a pesky cable, so you don’t need to be sitting next to your laptop or computer to use your pointing device.These days, the best part about having a wireless mouse in your setup is that they are no longer limited in reliability and responsiveness.And, while we haven’t tested every mouse on this list, we fashion ourselves as wireless mouse experts, and we’ve picked out five of the best wireless mice on the market right now.
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The November 2019 security patches for the various Google Pixel devices just landed (and the Essential Phone not long after).However, the Google Pixel updates do not include updates for the original Pixel and Pixel XL.It’s likely this is the end of security patches for those devices.Along with the usual security updates, these new patches also bring various improvements to phone features.For the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, the update brings enhancements to the Smooth Display (90Hz refresh rate) as well as camera quality enhancements.If the October 2019 update is the final patch for the original Pixel devices, that makes them only the second and third Pixel devices to stop getting regular updates, the first of which being the Google Pixel C tablet.
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In January 2014, Google announced plans to acquire Nest for $3.2 billion; the acquisition was completed the following day, but since then, Nest’s integration has been a controlled burn.Initially, the company existed as a subsidiary of the newly-formed Alphabet Inc., but in early 2018, Google tightened its grip and integrated it directly into its hardware division.Over the next year and a half, Nest became the face and name of Google’s smart home offering, a division that’s grown quickly as Google Home/Google Nest has become one of the top two players in the U.S. smart home category, rivaled only by Amazon’s Alexa/Echo offerings.All the while, wearables have been an also-ran: Google has clearly had an interest in the category, launching Android Wear in 2014.The company partnered with some of consumer hardware’s biggest names, including Motorola, Asus, Sony, Huawei and LG, but to little fanfare.A year ahead the release of Android Wear (now Wear OS), Apple brought its own smartwatch to market, effectively leaving the competition in the dust.
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Google is telling Chrome users that it has extended an advanced defensive technology to protect against attacks exploiting vulnerabilities in the browser's Blink rendering engine."Site Isolation in Chrome 77 now helps defend against significantly stronger attacks," the two said.Now offering a 10-day free trial! ]"The bug might allow them to run arbitrary native code within the sandboxed renderer process, no longer constrained by the security checks in Blink.However, Chrome's browser process knows what site the renderer process is dedicated to, so it can restrict which cookies, passwords, and site data the entire process is allowed to receive.This makes it far more difficult for attackers to steal cross-site data."
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Following last week's security incident involving NordVPN and a third-party data center, the company has announced that it will be taking action to better enhance its security.VerSprite will work together with the company's in-house team of penetration testers to challenge NordVPN's infrastructure and ensure the security of its customers.Under the new agreement, VerSprite will also provide intrusion handling as well as source code analysis.The cybersecurity consulting firm will even help to form an independent cybersecurity advisory committee which will consist of selected experts that will oversee NordVPN's security practices.Head of public relations at NordVPN, Laura Tyrell explained what the company plans to do to prevent future security incidents, saying:“We are planning to use not only our own knowledge, but to also take advice from the best cybersecurity experts and implement the best cybersecurity practices there are.
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“Silence the Whisperers” is a very thoughtful episode of The Walking Dead, which is not an adjective that normally gets used to describe the show.That’s not to say that Whisperers and zombies aren’t still threats – when a tree falls just before a surprise zombie attack at Hilltop, the Whisperers are blamed immediately by its angry inhabitants – but it’s the fear of and hate for the Whisperers that starts causing the real damage at Alexandria.There have been plenty of bullies on The Walking Dead before, of course, so what’s most disturbing here is that Whisperer-hating Aaron is there, seeing it all, and just letting it happen.Of course, when Daryl spots the two of them talking, he breaks them up immediately, more because he knows that fraternising with Negan will only cause people to hate Lydia rather than his distrust for Negan, although that’s certainly a factor.Lydia tartly replies that Negan gets her, just as she and Daryl come to their shared home and discover someone has graffitied “Silence the Whisperers” on their door.Instead, she plops down next to them at lunch, starts gutting a whole squirrel so that blood sprays on Gage’s face, and gives them a big, whispered “Shh.” Again, none of Alexandria’s leaders try to defuse the increasingly tense situation until Daryl pulls her out, and foolishly asks if Lydia can just avoid her tormentors.
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