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During an earnings call, Activision has confirmed that the next Call of Duty title is being developed by Treyarch and Raven.
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NASA has posted a high-res video showing the Crew Capsule returning home
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The United States Army has detailed the development of a new dialogue system that enables humans and robots to hold conversations. The new systems enable ‘fluid communication’ between soldiers and AI, according to the US Army, which refers to its new capability as Joint Understanding and Dialogue Interface (JUDI). By enabling conversations between humans and machines, officials say the two … Continue reading
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On this Digital Trends Live we dive into the top tech topics, including Amazon’s record-shattering profits.
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Facebook will also premiere some videos exclusively, including new ones from artists like J. Balvin and Lele Pons.
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French telecoms giant Orange has partnered with Google to research and deploy technologies such as edge computing. Both companies are heavyweights within their respective industries. Orange brings expertise in telecommunications, while Google brings its experience in fields like AI to the partnership. Orange believes that the partnership will help the company to achieve its Engage... Read more » The post Orange and Google join forces on AI, edge computing appeared first on Telecoms Tech News.
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Update: Oppo's flagships have just gained this ability too.
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The Star Trek: Discovery season 3 release date has been announced – here's what we know about the show's return.
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Sex therapy startup Blueheart raised $1 million in a seed funding round backed by PROfounders Capital and Calm/Storm Ventures.  The global sex tech industry is valued at around $30 billion globally – and rising around 30% every year.  Blueheart's in-app sessions are designed by Dr Katherine Hertlein, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Blueheart used to bring investors on board.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Blueheart, the UK sex tech startup working to improve access to relationship therapy, has raised $1 million in a seed funding round backed by PROfounders Capital and Calm/Storm Ventures.  Technology used to enhance sex and sexuality is in hot demand, with the industry valued at some $30 billion globally, and growing around 30% every year.  The Blueheart app provides users with evidence-based therapy sessions to address a wide range of sexual issues often seen as difficult or taboo, designed by in-house sex therapist Dr Katherine Hertlein, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. Users are offered three key options: "Thought sessions", which focus on sexual fears and anxieties; "body sessions", which center on building a positive relationship with your body, both alone and with a partner; and "connection sessions", which focus on how to communicate. We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Blueheart used to bring investors board: 
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Lexus is giving the 2021 NX 300h an added dose of style with the new F Sport trim. This is the first time that Lexus is offering the F Sport trim in its NX 300h hybrid crossover, but there’s more good news. Buyers can also specify the Black Line package for more styling points. Least to say, the Lexus NX … Continue reading
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The aggressive development of 5G seems to have taken many manufacturers by surprise. With 5G, China breezed pass the U.S. and other companies to hit ... The post MediaTek begins 6G development – seems the future will arrive early appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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NASA’s Johnson Space Center has published the latest episode of its ‘Houston We Have a Podcast’ audio show, this one focusing on the space agency’s new Perseverance rover. NASA plans to launch the rover later this summer with the goal of landing it on Mars in February 2021, marking the latest machine the agency has put on the Red Planet. … Continue reading
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Overnight, Nintendo confirmed that it will be hosting a new Nintendo Direct Mini today. We’ve seen a few Direct Minis in the past, and while the topic is still upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch, they’re generally a bit shorter than regular Directs. In any case, here’s how you can catch today’s Nintendo Direct Mini if you’re interested in checking … Continue reading
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Microsoft's unification of xCloud and Game Pass, the best Android phone for photography, and more tech news!
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They're the goths of the deep, like Vantablack with fins.
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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood's film shares strengths, weaknesses of Extraction
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Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
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Everything in Python is an object, or so the saying goes. If you want to create your own custom objects, with their own properties and methods, you use Python’s class object to make that happen. But creating classes in Python sometimes means writing loads of repetitive, boilerplate code to set up the class instance from the parameters passed to it or to create common functions like comparison operators.Dataclasses, introduced in Python 3.7 (and backported to Python 3.6), provide a handy way to make classes less verbose. Many of the common things you do in a class, like instantiating properties from the arguments passed to the class, can be reduced to a few basic instructions.To read this article in full, please click here
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That’s because it is rolling out availability to any Android user in the US who wants to use it, starting today.iPhones do not support RCS, and over the past year, Apple has declined to comment on whether it ever will multiple times.It gets even more complicated because the big four US carriers just announced that they will offer RCS in 2020.In theory, you shouldn’t need to know exactly how it works because when carriers begin to offer their version of RCS chat, Android users will seamlessly switch over to their service.In practice, however, it could get messy.The worst-case scenario of carrier-made texting apps conflicting with Google’s own Android Messages app is still very much a possibility:
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Bossa Nova Robotics today unveiled its latest creation, the 2020, a smaller version of its rover for checking inventory on store shelves.The latest from Bossa Nova is still over six feet tall but is about half a foot thinner to help maneuver aisles in smaller stores.A company spokesperson called the robot a fit for most properties bigger than a convenience store.The initial Bossa Nova was designed for use in larger stores, like supermarkets, and did trials in Walmart stores last year.The 2020 is able to monitor fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen foods.To do this, a camera looks down from the top of the robot.
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Today, the Public Interest Registry (PIR), which maintains the .org top-level domain, announced that it will be acquired by Ethos Capital, a private equity firm (via Domain Name Wire).This move will make PIR, previously a non-profit domain registry, officially part of a for-profit company — which certainly seems at odds with what .org might represent to some.Originally, “.org” was an alternative to the “.com” that was earmarked for commercial entities, which lent itself to non-profit use.That’s not all: On June 30th, ICANN, the non-profit that oversees all domain names on the internet, agreed to remove price caps on rates for .org domain names — which were previously pretty cheap.Seems like something a for-profit company might want.Removing price caps wasn’t exactly a popular idea when it was first proposed on March 18th.
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Realme is all set to launch its first true flagship, the Realme X2 Pro in India on November 20.It’s now confirmed that the company will launch another smartphone called the Realme 5s on the same day.Indian ecommerce platform Flipkart has put up a dedicated page on its website confirming the launch of the Realme 5s on November 20.The webpage also confirms a 48MP quad camera setup on the phone.What this tells us is that the Realme 5s could possibly sit somewhere between the Realme 5 and the Realme 5 Pro.Its 48MP camera setup is definitely an upgrade from the 12MP-led quad-cam module on the Realme 5.
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If you've blinked at any point in the past few months, I hate to tell ya, but you've probably missed something significant with the Google Assistant.And really, it's no surprise: Assistant, as we've discussed approximately 72 gazillion times before, is increasingly the focus of almost everything Google does these days — and for good reason.And if you've got a Chromebook, my goodness, do you have some intriguing new options to consider.You can confirm it's activated on your Chromebook by going into the Search and Assistant section of the system settings, clicking the line labeled "Google Assistant," and then making sure the toggle at the top of that screen is lit up.Start new drafts in a snap by calling for Assistant on Chrome OS and then telling it to create a new document, spreadsheet, or presentation.Find files in Drive without any fuss by asking Assistant for whatever you need: Open my monthly analysis spreadsheet, open my legume comparison document, and so on.
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I got some awesome responses to the DeleteLinkedIn newsletter last week, a few dozen emails (some of them angry) and plenty of tweets.If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox here, and follow my tweets here.This has largely been due to the political landscape and gripes with both liberals and conservatives for how the site handles content policing.What continues to surprise me is how little accountability or expectations there still seems to be for marketplace platforms.Through some great investigations from the Wall Street Journal, we’ve seen how fast and loose Amazon has been playing with third-party sellers getting free reign on the site.Standing behind the properties being booked on their platform was seemingly the last box to check before driving to the IPO hoop.
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At the recent Telecoms.com LIVE event we spoke to Openet Director of 5G Solutions and Strategy, David Hovey, about the crucial juncture the telecoms industry finds itself in with the advent of 5G.
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings defended the streamer’s decision earlier this year to censor an episode of “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj,” during an interview at the New York Times DealBook Conference on Wednesday.The episode, which criticised Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi investment in Silicon Valley, was pulled for users in Saudi Arabia after the Saudi government complained.“We’re not in the news business.We’re not trying to do ‘truth to power.’ We’re trying to entertain,” Hastings told CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin.Hastings made it clear that Netflix is a huge international business and the U.S. only makes up 5 per cent of the world’s population.And Hastings went on to argue that it can actually do good in the world by playing ball with the Saudi government’s censors.
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And what better way than to build an all-electric Mustang fastback with a six-speed manual transmission?Or least that’s what Ford is saying.Ford and Webasto revealed Tuesday the “Mustang Lithium” high-performance battery electric vehicle at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas.The vehicle is a one-off, meaning this won’t hit the marketplace anytime soon, if ever.It’s also a testbed for battery and thermal management technologies Webasto and Ford are creating for the growing e-mobility automotive segment.The vehicle has custom carbon fiber body components, a 1.0-inch lowered stance and 20-inch staggered fitting forged wheels, according to Ford.
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Security researchers have issued warning for Ai.type, an Android third-party keyboard app, that’s been found stealthily signing up users for millions of unauthorized purchases of premium digital content.The findings — disclosed by mobile tech company Upstream — reveal the app was downloaded over 40 million times.Troublingly, it’s active on million of devices to this date, despite being removed from the Google Play Store in June.In addition, Ai.type delivers invisible ads and generates phony clicks, while requiring extensive permissions to use the app — including access to text messages, photos, videos, contacts, and on-device storage.“Ai.type carries out some of its activity hiding under other identities, including disguising itself to spoof popular apps such as Soundcloud.The app‘s tricks have also included a spike in suspicious activity once removed from the Google Play store,” the researchers said.
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