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It might be doing terribly on smartphones but Sony is, fortunately, doing well in most of its other businesses.Its PlayStation, under the Sony Interactive Entertainment company, remains one of the top two (or three) gaming systems in the world and it could get an infusion of new interest and profits with the expected launch of the PlayStation 5.That may not be the only thing that Sony is preparing for, however, as hints of a new gaming device may be on the way thanks to a patent for a gaming cartridge.Sony and cartridges just don’t mix well.Throughout the history of the PlayStation, it had mostly used optical discs unless games were downloaded directly to the console’s storage.The one time it used cartridges was for the PlayStation Vita and those have been put to pasture already.
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The new teaser trailer out Thursday for Pixar's upcoming animated feature Soul asks a question people have likely been asking themselves for eons: "What would you want to be known for on Earth?"In the trailer, musician Joe Gardener, voiced by voiced by Jamie Foxx, waxes poetic about how humans have a short time on Earth, so it's best to spend that limited time pursuing passions and contributing something meaningful to the world.The movie is all about "the artist's journey," Pixar writer Kemp Powers told EW, Wednesday, and how obsessively chasing success in the creative arts is "detrimental to the rest of your life."Disney's Pixar Animation Studios announced Soul in June, saying it will "take you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life's most important questions."It hits theaters on June 19.Foxx's character, Joe Gardner, is a middle school teacher moonlighting as a jazz musician in New York City, EW reported.
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Netflix has a ton of original movies, but to figure out which are actually worth watching, we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to rank each release by its composite critical reception.“The Ridiculous 6” — 0%Netflix description: "When his outlaw dad is kidnapped, Tommy 'White Knife' Stockburn sets off across the West on a rescue mission with five brothers he never knew he had.""Father of the Year" — 0%Netflix description: "A drunken debate between two recent college grads about whose father would win in a fight leads to mayhem.""The Kissing Booth" — 17%
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But while we might be able to delete our tone-deaf tweets or cringeworthy emails without much backlash, the stakes are infinitely higher for brands trying to do damage control online.“They’ve definitely caught on that if they really want to resonate with younger generations, they need to do good for the wider society—not just investors and shareholders.”As Monks pointed out, even if brand snafus don’t start on social media, that’s where they end up spreading.This past summer, for example, the hashtag DumpStarbucks trended across Twitter after a group of police officers was asked to leave an Arizona shop because a customer said they felt “unsafe.”In 2018, the coffee giant faced another viral mess after a Philadelphia store manager called police to escort out two African-American customers who were waiting to meet a friend at the shop.The 2 gentlemen whose civil rights were violated were released and not charged with any crime.
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Microsoft has announced that it will begin notifying Windows 7 Pro users regarding its plan to stop updating the operating system from January 14, 2020.Windows 7 Home users already started to receive these notifications in March.Now they'll start showing up on the devices of the operating system's professional users.However, in its announcement, Microsoft noted that “devices that are domain joined as a part of an IT-managed infrastructure will not receive the notifications”.Windows 7 end is coming - and Microsoft wants to make it easier to upgradeWindows 7 Pro users will soon begin seeing notifications which include a “learn more” button that will take them to a page on Microsoft's website where they can learn more about Windows 10 and the devices that run the operating system.
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and Microsoft's other major Windows 10 update is available for the start of 2019, will be released on the 12th of november, according to Windows Central's Zac Bowden.Windows 10 is 19H2 Update, as it is known, however, will not be compatible with the new Chromium os version from the Edge, but it is expected to show up only for the developer's version of the Windows 20H1, which should cover Windows of 10X, the operating system of the future the Surface of the Neo.at the same time as Windows 10, the 19H2-the update will begin to roll out to the general public, the next version of Windows after that, which has been code-named Mangese, is also begin to pop up for the Windows Insider user base.
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Earlier this month, Google, Temasek, and consulting firm Bain & Company released the fourth edition of the e-Conomy SEA 2019 report.KrAsia recently interviewed Randy Jusuf, the managing director for Google Indonesia, to discuss the 2019 report.The adoption of digital payments has finally reached the inflection point and is expected to cross US$1 trillion by 2025.Metros represented more than 50% of the internet economy in 2019.However, there are also growth opportunities outside of metros.We took the sample from seven cities in six Southeast Asian countries.
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Google on Tuesday unveiled a spate of highly anticipated new devices, including its flagship Pixel 4 phone, Pixel Buds to compete with Apple's Airpods, and a new version of the Google Home Mini speaker, renamed the Nest Mini.The search giant unveiled an updated version of its mesh Wi-Fi system, which uses multiple devices to spread the connection more evenly around the house.The router could represent Google's broader ambitions: As people aim to blanket every molecule of air in their homes with a strong internet signal, the company wants that physical space to be dominated by Google's products and services.The new line of gadgets is meant to inject the company's software into every element of people's lives.The Pixel 4 travels in your pocket or purse everywhere you go.Last month, Amazon unveiled more than a dozen new Alexa products, including high-end speakers, glasses and a ring (the kind you put on your finger, not to be confused with the web-connected doorbell company also owned by Amazon).
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British band Bring Me the Horizon has launched a new merch line with a twist: a dedicated website that serves up personalized T-shirts to people based on their Spotify listening data.It then takes your list and any of your previous listening habits with Bring Me the Horizon on Spotify and uses music intelligence platform The Echo Nest to analyze loudness and energy.If you don’t have a Spotify account, you can still connect with email and manually input song choices to generate a design.You’re then delivered a mock-up of the shirt, which is the unicursal hexagram symbol often used by the group, saturated in a smear of color unique to your data.I picked more electronic-leaning tracks like “nihilist blues (feat.So, if they’re not already in rotation for you, the only data it has to go off of is whatever six songs you pick manually on the website.
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Lego is well known for offering various deals on its products, including free gifts and the like, but it's not often we get one like this.From today until next Sunday (27th October) the company is offering VIPs double reward points on all purchases.Every single one, with no catch.All you need to do is buy something from the Lego website or an official Lego store, and be a registered Lego VIP (obviously).For those of you that don't know, one pound spent on Lego normally gets you eight points that can be accumulated and redeemed for something.Obviously now you get 16 points per pound, letting you accumulate those rewards even faster than normal.
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Dauntless, which recently launched version 1.0 after a lengthy beta period, offers some incredibly satisfying behemoth-slaying gameplay.The problem is that it quickly becomes dull and repetitive, mostly due to a lack of gameplay variety.After a handful of hunts in Dauntless, I was feeling good about my progress.There are six different element types present: blaze, frost, terra, shock, radiant, and umbral.The actual hunting of behemoths is also a lot of fun.At the time of publication, there are seven different weapons, all with distinct movesets.
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the president of the united states, Donald Trump has signed up for a Twitch channel, confirmed a spokesperson for the platform, the Wall Street Journal.the Platform is owned by Amazon and is extremely popular with players.Read more: Amazon's plan is: jeremy Twitch stenberg Twitch to the dead, Youtube.According to the Wall Street Journal to be the Donald Trump of the new features are not to be interpreted as the fact that he is interested in that, wanted to a video game.Rather, the plan is the current president of the republic, that the use of the Twitch that wanted to his speech, during the election campaign.Donald Trump, however, is not the first of the guys to have in the united states is a politician.
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Launching on Oct. 15, Google's next flagship phones, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, are crucial for the company, and we have high hopes for the upcoming Google event (including some long wished-for upgrades in the smart home segment).Pixel sales doubled and the Pixel 3A continues to impress with its camera, and CNET editor Daniel Van Boom called it the most important phone of 2019.On Aug. 7, the company released the sixth and final beta update for Android Q, now officially known as Android 10.Right now we are about a month away from its release, so in the meantime, read on to see what has been speculated so far and check back as we update this piece with interesting rumors as they arise.Not only did the company confirm the name, but it included an image, which depicts multiple rear cameras encased in a square housing.Confirmed: We'll see it Oct. 15
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An international team of scientists led by researchers from the Laboratory of Nanomaterials at the Skoltech Center for Photonics and Quantum Materials (CPQM) has shown that the nonlinear optical response of carbon nanotubes can be controlled by electrochemical gating.The results of the study were published in the prestigious international journal Nano Letters.Optical phenomena that we encounter in our everyday life, such as reflection, refraction or absorption of light, do not depend on the intensity of incident light.However, at very high radiation intensities, a new class of phenomena arises, that causes changes in the refraction index, self-focusing of light or emergence of radiation at new wavelengths.Normally, the efficiency of nonlinear optical response is material's invariable characteristic determined by its structure.Using nanomaterials as an optical nonlinear medium opens up new perspectives for nonlinearity control thanks to the fact that the majority of its atoms are exposed to the surface.
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Smartphone maker Vivo, broadcaster CCTV and internet giant Tencent said today they are suspending all cooperation with the National Basketball Association, becoming the latest Chinese firms to cut ties with the league after a tweet from a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters offended many in the world’s most populous nation.Vivo, which is a key sponsor for the upcoming exhibition games to be played in Shanghai and Shenzhen this week, said in a statement on Chinese social networking platform Weibo that it was “dissatisfied” with Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s views on Hong Kong.In a tweet over the weekend, Morey voiced his support for protesters in Hong Kong.He said, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” Even as he quickly moved to delete the tweet and the NBA attempted to smooth the dialog, Morey’s views had offended many in China, which maintains a low tolerance for criticism of its political system.In a statement, the NBA said it was “regrettable” that Morey’s views had “deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China.” This stance from the NBA, which has grown accustomed to seeing its star players speak freely and criticize anyone they wish, including the U.S. President Donald Trump, in turn, offended many.Now, in pursuit of big $$, the @nba is shamefully retreating.
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A case in point is that none of the current flagship consoles can handle 4K, or even 2K; the Xbox One can't even manage 1080p half the time.They have more content, they have better controls, they have mods, they have user-generated content, hell, they even have hats.And we've listed the top PC offerings here, for your perusing pleasure...Also on: Xbox One, PS4Pop The Witcher 3 disc into ye olde faithful Xbox One, and you may be completely lost as to why anyone would ever consider this one of the most graphically impressive games of the generation.With the first two games having been developed for PC and then ported over to consoles, the third title in the series took a detour, with developer and publisher CD Projekt Red releasing Wild Hunt on all three platforms simultaneously.
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There have been reports that Samsung is working on its second foldable phone.While we love to call this phone “Samsung Galaxy Fold 2”, the official name of this phone is unknown.According to the latest report, the next-generation Samsung foldable phone may have a fine-tuned design.Samsung recently filed a patent application with WIPO which shows that the upcoming Samsung foldable phone will use aa similar design but with a larger form factor.It eliminates the notch design and increases the thickness of the hinge.This also means that the upcoming foldable phone will be stronger than the first generation.
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We’ve moved beyond a flood of Pixel 4 leaks.Now, it’s like the all-encompassing wave that appears when a Pokémon uses Surf.Google seems to have Pokémon on the mind, too, because it apparently plans to help teach you how to use Motion Sense — its Soli-powered motion-sensing technology baked into the Pixel 4 — using a short, adorable Pokémon demo.9to5Google obtained the demo, which is apparently called Pokémon Wave Hello.It offers instructions for brief interactions with Pikachu, Eevee, and the three starters from the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield.The whole thing looks like it can be finished in about two and a half minutes.
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Legionfarm Group has raised $1.5 million for its game services platform that uses esports pros to teach folks how to get better at playing games.I’m probably in the target market for this kind of service, as I’m competitive in my mind, but I’m not a very good gamer.The money comes from TMT Investments, a venture capital company that invests in high-growth, internet-based companies.Legionfarm acts as the integrator of paid services for game publishers, creating an entirely new revenue stream for both their platform and their partner publishers.For instance, Legionfarm’s service of coaching gamers could be integrated directly into a game, with revenue shared by multiple parties.The firm started in 2016 by CEO Alexey Belyankin and chief product officer Kirill Chuvakov as a business-to-consumer servicing and brokering platform for gamers needing assistance from professional players to further their gaming ambitions.
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Britain has a special responsibility to Hong Kong.Surely, it is now time to declare that China is in breach of its international obligations, writes Stephen Twigg, chair of the International Development CommitteeHuffPost is part of Verizon Media.Verizon Media and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Verizon Media will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Verizon Media and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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Ett exempel på motsatsen är IT-företaget Binero Group som med hjälp av E.ON har lyckats skapa ett grönt datacenter som inte bara drivs av förnybar el utan även förser en stor del av bostäderna i Vallentuna kommun med fjärrvärme.När Binero Group skulle bygga sitt nya datacenter norr om Stockholm beslutade man sig att det skulle byggas så hållbart och klimatsmart som möjligt.Vi har bara en jord och då måste energiförbrukningen hanteras rätt, säger Joachim Molin, marknads- och kommunikationschef på Binero.E.ON utvecklade en helhetslösning där hållbarhetstanken genomsyrade hela projektet.All utrustning och infrastruktur har valts ut och designats för att använda så lite energi som möjligt och överskottsvärmen från kylningen av servrarna tas tillvara i fjärrvärmenätet och används för att värma upp bostäder i Vallentuna kommun.– Ska man vara energieffektiv hela vägen måste man ha designen i åtanke ända ut i den tekniska infrastrukturen.
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The Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X represent the first wave of foldable phones, offering drastically different takes on the formula.But the one thing these two devices have in common is that they both use two smaller batteries instead of one large one due to their foldable nature.Fortunately, researchers at ETH Zurich (h/t: Pocket Now) have demonstrated a foldable battery that could power future foldable phones and wearables.The new battery can be folded, twisted, and stretched without interrupting the supply of power, according to the research team.So how does it work?“The two current collectors for the anode and the cathode consist of bendable polymer composite that contains electrically conductive carbon and that also serves as the outer shell,” reads an explanation by the university.
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WeWork co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann is stepping down as CEO, according to media reports.The company's biggest backer, several other investors, and some board members were reportedly plotting to remove Neumann as CEO after the flexible office company postponed its initial public offering amid concerns about its business model, valuation, and governance.Adam Neumann is stepping down as CEO of WeWork, the New York Times just reported.WeWork will name two current exec, Sebastian Gunningham and Artie Minson, as interim co-chief executives, according to the report.Neumann co-founded WeWork with his wife, Rebekah, and architect Miguel McKelvey in New York in 2010.Since then, the company has expanded to 528 locations in 29 countries.
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Huaweis senaste mobil får inte säljas med Googles tjänster och appar.Men det finns omvägar för att ändå få tillgång till hela utbudet i appbutiken Google Play.Vid lanseringen av Mate 30-serien förra veckan syntes den kanske tydligaste konsekvensen av de amerikanska sanktionerna mot Huawei.När mobilen släpps senare i höst är det helt utan tillgång till Googles appar och tjänster, däribland appbutiken Google Play.Eftersom hela Googles underliggande ramverk saknas på telefonerna räcker det inte heller att ladda ned installationsfiler (APK:er) manuellt för att få tillgång till Androids normalt sett gigantiska apputbud.Men för den som vill ta omvägar finns ändå lösningar.
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The Microsoft October Event 2019 is coming up soon, on October 2, and we have high expectations for the launch of a new Surface Laptop 3, which sounds to be more powerful than ever.A leak has suggested that this new laptop will make a departure from the Surface series to date by including AMD processors (CPUs), and may even offer an eight-core CPU, German site WinFuture reports.We've heard previous rumblings of Microsoft ditching Intel for AMD in the Surface Laptop 3, but this is the first suggestion of eight-core AMD processors showing up in the laptop.Not only would this be a big move for Microsoft, it would also put AMD CPUs at the high-end of the product SKUs instead of sitting below Intel Ice Lake models.They range in specs from quad-core Ryzen CPUs up to the aforementioned eight-core model, with a hexa-core model as well.Memory could come in 8GB, 12GB or 16GB of RAM.
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You vote: Which monster would win in a fight?While you're spooking yourself silly marathoning scary movies like It, we've set up an epic challenge for you: Decide once and for all which movie monster would beat every other movie monster if they were all in the same action-packed flick.We've set up a definitive ranked poll over here.If you don't know Sarlacc from Babdook, what follows is a proper introduction to the chill-inducing contenders.But you'd better brush up on your monsters quickly.Voting ends on Oct. 7, and our final ranking will go live for all to see on Oct. 9.
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The FAA has warned against equipping your drone with weapons such as flamethrowers and handguns.But can a nail gun really be considered a weapon — that is, outside of Quake?Let’s hope not, because roboticists at the University of Michigan have made a roofing drone that uses that tool to autonomously nail shingles into place.In a video shot in UM’s special drone testing habitat, the craft flies up, approaches its bit of roof, and gingerly applies the nail gun before backing off and doing it a couple more times.It’s very much just a tech demonstration right now, with lots of room to improve.For one thing the drone doesn’t use onboard cameras, but rather a system of static cameras and markers nearby that can tell exactly where the drone is and where it needs to go.
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