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The MacBook crack’d: case of the damaged display solved by Apple.
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Like many of you, I suspect, I thought that the days of whacking "cyber" onto another word to make it sound cool and futuristic were done, left to rot back in the pre-dot-com bust 1990s.Unfortunately, Tesla's Elon Musk seems dead set on bringing those dark days back, because the Big T registered "Cybertruck" as a trademark ahead of its planned unveiling on Nov. 21, according to a report published Thursday by Teslarati.In its report, Teslarati pointed out that TeslaMotorClub forum user GenSao located documents on the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) that showed not only the trademark filing for "Cybertruck" but also for the even more annoying "Cybrtrk" and its accompanying hard-to-read logo.These filings were all made on the same day -- just Nov. 6 of 2019, which seems to us like Tesla was either playing its cards really, really close to its vest or -- and we feel like this is more likely -- hadn't actually decided what to call the damned thing until a few weeks before its debut.Tesla didn't immediately respond to Roadshow's request for comment.
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We’ve seen foldable screens in a few devices like the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, but while those are meant to double as tablets, Razr’s here to bring the more pocketable clamshell form factor back to the modern smartphone era.As a 90’s kid whose first phone was a flip phone, I saw many Razrs “back in the day,” and it is a neat bit of nostalgia to open and close a phone old-school.From its external display, to the Razr thinness, and even the distinctive chin which now houses the antenna and a speaker, the new Razr is reminiscent of the classic when closed.The screen has a nano-coating for splash-resistance, but there’s no IP rating on the Razr for dust or water resistance.That worries me a bit, and makes me think I might want to limit how often I open the screen, as I have no reference for how many cycles it can go through.The company did describe the hinge’s bi-stable, “zero-gap” design, which Motorola says it aimed to make “assistive, reliable, and durable.” The moving pieces in the hinge make the Razr feel stable when closed and when open.
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We still have three weeks left until Black Friday but the VPN deals, sales and offers are already rolling in.NordVPN has just dropped its Black Friday VPN deal and we have to say it's pretty great - you get up to 70% discount on its 36 months plan, meaning you'd be getting the next three years of all your VPN needs sorted for $3.49 (£2.82) a month.This is a remarkable discount for a VPN provider, but what makes this deal extra special is that it's from NordVPN - which is a VPN provider known for it's high quality, ease-of-use and fast connection speeds.With NordVPN, you can unblock Netflix and iPlayer, have six connections on one account and can connect to more than 5,500 servers.Click here to get a fantastic 70% discount on NordVPNOf course for a deal this good there has to be a slight catch, and for this it's that you'll have to pay the total cost of the three years upfront.
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Software survivor celebrates middle age with faceliftFile transfer veteran Laplink has taken advantage of the impending demise of Windows 7 to remind those faced with a migration challenge that it still exists.It is hard to not to feel a twinge of nostalgia at the word "Laplink" as one recalls the serial cables and floppy disks of three decades ago used to migrate data from one PC to another in the pre-connected world.Or even the breathtaking performance of that parallel cable.Microsoft does not publish a list of what is compatible with Windows 10...Of course, Laplink and the world have moved on, and the company this week pulled the covers from a substantial update to its PCmover Enterprise tool.
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The original Tile wasn't ideal for tracking small stuff, though -- designed to slip on a keychain, you couldn't easily use it on a camera or a TV remote.Last month, though, Tile introduced the Sticker, which does just what the name suggests.Thanks to some 3M adhesive, it sticks securely to almost anything, and measuring just an inch in diameter, it's discreet enough to put on almost anything.And now through Black Friday, if you get an 8-pack of Tile Stickers, Tile will throw in a Google Nest Mini for $100.Tile doesn't ordinarily sell an 8-pack of Stickers, but the 4-pack lists for $80 and is also on sale right now for $60.The new Tile Sticker has a range of about 150 feet and works with a combination of Bluetooth and Tile's crowdsource network, which means you're more likely to find a lost item if you live near other people who also have Tile trackers.
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Enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) adoption has never been higher.Companies use 16 SaaS apps on average, and 73% say nearly all of their apps will be SaaS by 2020, driving the global industry to an estimated $157 billion in the next year.But coinciding with this climb is a decline in app usage transparency.A recent survey of IT leaders conducted by Numerify found that 45% don’t have a complete picture of key apps and business health services, with 57% saying they lacked an overview of IT performance across projects and employees.The market’s relative opaqueness motivated Jody Shapiro, formerly head of product management for Google Analytics, to investigate a metrics-driven solution.Unable to find one, he developed his own in Productiv, which today announce the close of $20 million in series B financing led by Norwest Venture Partners, with additional participation from strategic investor Okta Ventures and existing investor Accel.
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“You were always worried that brands would never hire someone as unpredictable, as unfiltered, as filthy-mouthed as you,” Legend said.“But then they all realized what I’ve known for years, that it would be a privilege and an honor for them to bask in your brilliance, your candor, your hilarity, your beautiful visionary mind.”Before accepting the award, Teigen launched a new website, CravingsbyChrissyTeigen.com, which promptly crashed due to the sheer volume of fans trying to reach it.Related: We also spoke to the pair on the red carpet, where Teigen explained it’s not about being an influencer.It’s about being a brand ambassador.Related: Former Amazon Marketing Chief Mike Benson Named Grand Brand Genius for 2019
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Gemballa is hardly a household name, but it's built a reputation over the past few decades for creating extravagant cars based on factory Porsche machines.Yet, the company is ready to turn a page and is prepared to release its very own supercar.The company said last week that it's begun fundraising and taking deposits for its unnamed supercar, which it supplied two renderings of.It's sort of a McLaren-looking thing from the side profile, though it does have its own character up front.The kicker for this supercar is the fact it will not embrace any sort of electrification.No hybrid system, no batteries, nothing.
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The Internet providers' fight against this privacy feature raises questions about how they use broadband customers' Web-browsing data, Mozilla wrote in a letter sent today to the chairs and ranking members of three House of Representatives committees.Mozilla also said that Internet providers have been giving inaccurate information to lawmakers and urged Congress to "publicly probe current ISP data collection and use policies."DNS over HTTPS helps keep eavesdroppers from seeing what DNS lookups your browser is making.But ISPs are apparently less concerned about Firefox than Chrome because of Firefox's smaller market share.In addition to the broadband-industry letter to Congress, Comcast has been giving members of Congress a lobbying presentation that claims the encrypted-DNS plan would "centraliz[e] a majority of worldwide DNS data with Google" and "give one provider control of Internet traffic routing and vast amounts of new data about consumers and competitors."But a number of the arguments ISPs made to lawmakers are "premised on a plan that doesn't exist," Erwin told Ars last week, referring to the ISPs' claims about Google.
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Comcast's NBCUniversal is reportedly thinking about making Peacock, its streaming service debuting in April, free for everyone.An ad-supported version of the streaming service would be free, according to a report from CNBC on Friday.If this happens, Peacock would be the first completely free video streaming service from a major media provider.Originally, Peacock was going to be free only for cable subscribers and Comcast broadband customers.Peacock could offer multiple tiers, according to CNBC's report, including an ad-free product for a charge.CNET reached out to NBC for comment and we'll update when we hear back.
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It was the fourth straight time that Chrome shed some of its share the month following an increase of one point or more.One of the unanswered questions in Browser Land is whether Mozilla's Firefox can survive.Although that wasn't Firefox's nadir of the past 12 months, it was the third-lowest number during that period and the sixth-lowest overall (or at least since the browser crawled out of the single digits in early 2006).Edge's slip erased almost all of its gains in August, when the Windows 10-only browser reached a record high.Because of the concurrent rise in Windows 10's share of all operating systems, Edge's raw decline translated into a more substantial drop in its share of Windows 10's browsers.(Although the "full-Chromium" Edge, the version Microsoft's building using the Google-dominated Chromium project's technologies, has been released in preview for non-Windows 10 OSes, it's a certainty that the vast bulk of Edge's users are on 10.)
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New research says that dropping f-bombs and other curse words can help you get a better workout.That’s according to a set of researchers from Keele University in England.They’ve conducted several years of research on this and related (swear-intensive) topics, leading them to several conclusions.One of these conclusions was that humans “produced more power” when swearing whilst exercising than without said swearwords.Related tests showed that participants were better able to handle pain if they vocalized curse words.Increased strength and power performance were shown, but no significant effects were found with regard to cardiovascular or autonomic nervous system effects.
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Apple’s much-rumored accessory to rival Tile’s trackers might just have its official name: ‘AirTag'.That’s the name found on a folder by 9to5Mac inside the latest version of iOS 13.2, which was released today at the time of writing.Apple hasn’t made any announcements (yet), but given the name and folder location came included with the latest operating system update, we can only guess that the company will formally introduce its product soon.Supposedly, the AirTag will be able to be paired with an iPhone just like AirPods and enable owners to track their 'AirTagged' item via the Find My app.The folder contained placeholder asset images of other Apple products (AirPods, HomePod, etc), so there’s no sneak peek of the AirTag yet.There are, however, videos inside the folder named “Battery Swap,” suggesting a feature or capability to swap out the AirTag’s battery, according to 9to5Mac.
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Google may be looking to seriously bolster the fitness-tracking capabilities of any upcoming wearable devices that it’s working on.According to a new report from Reuters, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has made an offer to acquire Fitbit.Further details about the deal have yet to be revealed.For example, we don’t yet know exactly how much Google has offered Fitbit in the acquisition, though considering the fact that Fitbit is a relatively large company with an established user base, it could be in the multibillions of dollars.Google has been rumored to be working on a so-called Pixel Watch for years now, however it has yet to officially release the device to the public.Considering the popularity of the Apple Watch, which puts a heavy focus on fitness tracking, Google would likely want any upcoming wearables to be able to track fitness just as well.
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face recognition is easy to implement. " And now we have arrived at a point where the ansiktsmatchningsprocessen, in order to identify an individual, are rapid and accurate.What do you mean by development for ourselves as individuals?
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Edukasyon.ph, an edtech platform in the Philippines, has secured an undisclosed amount of financing with the first close of its series A round.Investors include new backer EduLab Capital Partners, Obunsha Ventures, Alternate Ventures, Foxmont Capital Partners, Lorinet Foundation, French Partners, First Asia Venture Capital, KSR Ventures, and IceDream CEO and president Michael Dargani.The latest funding comes on the heels of Edukasyon’s pre-series A round in May 2018 and an investment from the Gobi-Core Philippine Fund early this year.“This opportunity allows us to deepen our focus on product development, to not only broaden the platform’s reach but, more importantly, to create more meaningful and measurable engagement with each user,” Edukasyon CEO and founder Henry Motte-Muñoz said.Edukasyon, which launched in 2015, said it now draws 10 million annual visitors to its platforms by offering access to senior high schools, colleges and universities, scholarships, online courses, and other resources.Edukasyon was created to centralize resources and facilitate inquiries and applications to various schools to help students with their education options.
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As the 5G era kicks off, all signs point to dramatic improvements in virtual and mixed reality experiences as computing shifts from hardware worn on your body to nearby “edge” cloud servers.Since much of the processing will be visual and used by numerous users at once, Verizon has been preparing for the shift by developing new GPU-slicing technologies that enable a single graphics processor to offer services to multiple clients — an advance the carrier expects will benefit AR, VR, and XR users, as well as real-time enterprises, AI/ML users, and gamers.Today, the GPU inside a virtual reality headset services only the user currently wearing it, and doesn’t feed any computing power back to the network for other people to share.Using a Verizon-developed prototype on a live network in Texas, a GPU being used to deliver computer vision as a service could support eight times as many concurrent users, or 80 times as many users when used for graphics gaming services.In the real world, the numbers will obviously vary dramatically based on both the power of each GPU and the demands of the service(s) it’s running.But the core concept — taking maximum advantage of the GPU’s capabilities by managing virtualization across individual users and groups of users — should yield great benefits, assuming Verizon’s 5G network is up to the task of serving that content.
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Following the discovery by a UK user that any fingerprint could unlock their phone, Samsung has announced it will issue a software patch.The flaw was first made public earlier this week when Lisa Neilson from Castleford told the Sun newspaper about her discovery that she could unlock her Samsung Galaxy S10 with any finger, including her husband’s.It seems that the hack became possible when she put a screen protector on as the fingerprint reader in the S10 is embedded in the screen.It looks like the reader was reading some kind of pattern on the screen protector rather than the finger pressing on it.Samsung rather unhelpfully responded that people should only buy Samsung-branded stuff, conveniently overlooking the fact that Samsung UK doesn’t even seem to sell screen protectors anyway.There is also no advice offered on the problem anywhere on the Samsung UK site that we could see, but multiple media are reporting the following statement from Samsung: “We are investigating this issue and will be deploying a software patch soon.”
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in The uk startupbolaget Healx use of artificial intelligence to find cures for rare diseases.this will take the company in less than 550 million usd in a round led by Skype-founder Niklas zennström's small venture capital company Atomico, including, inter alia, Balderton Capital also participating.and, More specifically, trying to Healx, which was founded in 2014 by the AI to predict how pre-existing drugs could become a range of diseases.co-founded David Brown, who discovered the active ingredient in the potensläkemedlet viagra.”it is a classic example of where you have successfully discovered a new field of application for a secure medicine.this is The approach that we are now scaling-up of Healx.
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Instagram has been updated with a new security feature that allows you to control which third-party apps have access to your Instagram data.You can find the new feature under Settings → Security → Applications and web sites, where you can see which third-party apps that have access to the data in the two categories “Active” and “Expired”.Instagram now gets a new authentication screen will pop-up when a third-party app to have access to your Instagram data, as well as the type of data that they would like to have access to it.the Two features that are available out there now, but according to Instagram, it will take up to six months before all of the users will be able to access them.
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We feel like we all already know what the Pixel 4 is all about, thanks to the myriad of leaks that have hit the net over the past few months.As with the Pixel 3 series, the focus on the Pixel 4 seems to be the camera, but we already knew that.The new lens is a 2x telephoto lens, which means more zooming capabilities when paired with Google's own 'Super Res Zoom' software that debuted on the Pixel 3.Other extra features like improved night photography that lets you take clearer pictures of the stars, dual exposure control, white balancing in all photo modes, more accurate depth for portrait mode (using dual pixels and dual lenses) along with general improvements, as well as a live HDR+ mode that uses machine learning to let you see exactly how your shots will look after they're taken.Also on the way, as promised by leaks, are the motion gestures that Google calls 'Motion Sense' - powered by a miniature radar sensor in the top of the phone.When you pick it up it'll automatically initiate the face unlock feature (speeding up the process), and turn off the screen when you're not actually looking at it.
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TLDR: iMazing is the one app that handles all of your iOS file management needs for under $20.Of course, you enjoy all the cool innovative benefits of their frontier-pushing tech.But on the flip side, their highly proprietary nature means if you don’t like the Apple-endorsed solution to a problem…well, you’re outta luck.Sure, you can jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, but that’s like trapeze work without a net.If you run into a problem, your device is basically null and void in Apple’s eyes.Instead, you can take the smart approach to handling your iPhone business your way by picking up an app like the iMazing iOS Device Manager.
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The Galaxy Fold is arguably one of the most expensive non-gold, non-luxury smartphones targeted at the consumer market.That was the bitter truth that Samsung realized after just a day of the first batch out in the wild.Expecting that buyers of the $2,000 phone will need special guidance, it has created its so-called Premier Service that is now finally available to US owners of the foldable phone.The Galaxy Fold Premier Service is really just a fancy name for VIP customer support.Members of this exclusive club will have access to “a dedicated team” of support representatives 24/7.Only voice call support is actually 24/7, however, as video chats are only available Mondays to Friday from 9 AM to 10 PM Eastern.
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Istället för att bränna kalkstenen vid 1 450 grader med kol använder MIT en elektrolys.Cementproduktionen står för åtta procent av de globala koldioxidutsläppen och kommer i Sverige på en andra plats efter stålindustrin.Den så kallade portlandcement som vi har använt i nära 200 år är en blandning av finmalen kalksten, sand och lera som bränns till cementklinker vid temperaturer på omkring 1 450 grader.Energikällan är kol, och för att framställa ett ton cement går det åt cirka 200 kg kol.Men tillverkningsprocessen innehåller även en andra källa till utsläpp.Cirka 60 procent av koldioxiden uppstår vid den kemiska reaktion som sker när kalkstenen upphettas.
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Edmonton, Alberta - Nanostics Inc. today announces the expansion of its pivotal clinical validation study into the United States for ClarityDX Prostate test, a novel liquid biopsy test for the early diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer.We are excited to announce the opening of our first clinical recruitment site in the US; with Century Clinical Research Inc., based in Daytona Beach, Florida.The clinical validation study, co-sponsored by the Alberta Prostate Cancer Research Initiative (APCaRI), is targeting the recruitment of 2,800 patients with elevated levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA).Funding support for the inclusion of US patient samples into the clinical study comes from the Bird Dogs for Prostate Cancer Research, Alberta Cancer Foundation, Alberta Innovates-ASBIRI program and the University of Alberta.The US and Canadian study samples will continue to be processed and analyzed in partnership with DynaLIFE Medical Labs in Edmonton, Alberta."We're very happy to partner with Century Clinical Research to recruit US men to our study," John Lewis, CEO of Nanostics said, "the Florida recruitment site will help us increase the regional diversity of our cohort and strengthen the results of our ClarityDX Prostate study, ultimately, allowing us to make the test available to men across North America."
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Psychologists at Emory University have found that the human brain uses three distinct systems to perceive our environment -- one for recognizing a place, another for navigating through that place and a third for navigating from one place to another.For a new paper, they designed experiments involving a simulated town and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to gain new insights into such systems.Their results, published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), have implications ranging from more precise guidance for surgeons who operate on the brain to better computer vision systems for self-driving cars."The PNAS paper provides the last big piece in the puzzle."The experiments showed that the brain's parahippocampal place area is involved in recognizing a particular kind of place in the virtual town, while the brain's retrosplenial complex is involved in mentally mapping the locations of particular places in the town.These new results follow work published last year by the Emory researchers, showing that the brain's occipital place area is involved in navigating through a particular place.
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If I were to rank my personal favorite Surface products, the Surface Laptop would be near the bottom of the list.This isn’t to say the Laptop is bad; it’s one of the first products I recommend for people looking for a new laptop.The Surface Laptop is the normie of the family, the one for people who don’t care for detachable screens or a flappy keyboard.From my brief time with it, it still has one of the best keyboards on the market, the excellent trackpad is now 20 percent larger, and the speakers still seem surprisingly loud (as far as I could tell in the crowded venue, anyway).Though the bezels are rather large by 2019 standards, the display is still great too.More importantly, the Laptop 3 addresses two of the ‘quirks’ that were potential caveats with previous generations.
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Live Caption is arguably the coolest Android 10 feature around, delivering captions for local and web videos thanks to on-device machine learning.Android 10 is out already, but we haven’t seen Live Caption hit devices yet.Fortunately, XDA-Developers has obtained the Pixel 4’s “Device Personalization Services” app and tweaked things to get Live Caption running on the Pixel 2 XL.A setup screen also gives us a better idea of how it works, revealing that the feature can censor profanity and can appear in the volume control section.Furthermore, you can hold on the caption to drag it around or double-tap the caption to expand it.The setup page also notes that songs aren’t fully supported — although this is an understandable move.
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