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A cure for the common cold has been on most people’s medical wish list forever, but scientists have yet to deliver one.Thanks to groundbreaking research carried out at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, researchers have discovered evidence suggesting it may be possible to create a form of universal protection against the common cold and other viral diseases, too — and all it requires is temporarily disabling a single protein inside our cells.“Most cases of the common cold are caused by rhinoviruses,” Jan Carette, associate professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford, told Digital Trends.“There are more than 150 types of this virus, making it virtually impossible to create a vaccine for this virus.In our study, we have identified one particular protein from our own body that the rhinoviruses critically depend on to make us sick.We have shown in human lung cells and in mice that taking away that protein leads to complete resistance to virus infection.
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“The Huntsman Tournament Edition is perfect for e-sports, just ok for everything else.”Quieter than the original HuntsmanSleek, lightweight, and efficient designReplaceable and durable PBT keysPBT keycaps attract lots of dustDoesn’t come in different colors
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If everyone’s favorite Marvel symbiote Venom was a clock, what would it look like?Simply called Ferrofluid Clock, it’s an analog desk clock in which the hour and minute hands are made of an oily dark magnetic liquid, called ferrofluid, held in place by hidden magnets behind the face.This magnetic liquid was invented by NASA in the 1960s to use as possible rocket fuel.Since then, many creative types have seized upon ferrofluid as a material due to its unusual, almost alien appearance and movement.(Note: the liquid used here, unlike NASA’s original version, is non-combustible.)“Since I first discovered ferrofluid four years ago and decided to design products around it, my first idea was to have a flat-panel display with ferrofluid inside of it,” creator Matt Robison, CEO of MTR Designs, told Digital Trends.
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I didn’t join until around the launch of its second expansion Wrath of the Lich King, but I distinctly remember one high-school kid trying to sell me on vanilla in the resistant materials lab when we really should have been, you know… learning about the real world.No respect for a player’s timeFor vanilla WoW players, jumping back into World of Warcraft Classic is all about recreating what they see as the core WoW experience: grindy, consuming, and difficult, rather than what they see as the watered-down version we have today.Because you can’t scrub your memory and experience the vanilla zones again for the first time, all World of Warcraft Classic can do is remind me of my miserable existence grinding a single level twelve hours each day just to join my friends in wiping to more meaningful content.It’s a relic of bygone times.It couldn’t have been every day, but it sure feels like it looking back.
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Lazada Group chief executive Pierre Poignant said the company operates the top ecommerce platform in Southeast Asia with more than 50 million active buyers annually, contrary to prior reports that painted the site as a laggard.“We are growing at triple digits for the past three quarters, which has really sort of defined our position as No.“We’re very happy about the progress of where we are.”His comments came as recent reports pegged rival platform Shopee, operated by internet company Sea, as the most popular ecommerce platform in the region.Lazada, however, led in terms of monthly active users in four of the six major ecommerce markets in the region – Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines.The Singapore-based firm is up against the likes of SEA’s Shopee as well as local firms such as Tokopedia and Bukalapak in Indonesia, all of which are fighting for market share in a fast-growing, billion-dollar ecommerce market.
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A follow-up to last year’s iPhone XR, the iPhone 11 takes a winning formula, adds an extra camera lens, and ups the processing power on offer.It’s also seen a price cut as a result of the iPhone 11‘s reveal, and at $599, the powerful and attractive iPhone XR is a great choice if you’re looking for a cheaper iPhone.150.9 × 75.7 × 8.3 mm (5.94 × 2.98 × 0.33 inches)150.9 × 75.7 × 8.3 mm (5.94 × 2.98 × 0.33 inches)1792 × 828 pixels (326 pixels per inch)1792 × 828 pixels (326 pixels per inch)
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Business Insider is launching a list of leading talent managers in the YouTube and influencer space.We want to hear from you on which talent managers have risen to the top and are assisting YouTube creators, Instagram influencers, and others in their online businesses.Please submit your ideas through this form by September 16.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories and lists.With each year, new creators are breaking through the noise and dominating the YouTube and influencer space, gaining millions of views and earning a lucrative income from their success online.With this, the demand for managers and agents to help creators juggle their success and growth has increased.
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CapBridge Group, a Singapore-based private markets platform, announced a US$4 million investment from South Korea’s Hanwha Investment and Securities for a stake in the company.The partnership aims to further promote growth of the private markets ecosystem in South Korea and Southeast Asia, CapBridge said in a statement.Under the deal, pre-IPO, family-owned, and growth-stage companies in South Korea and Asia can now work with Hanwha and the CapBridge private markets platform to connect with international investors.“Together with Hanwha, we will also work on developing more innovative financial services and products for the global private markets,” said Johnson Chen, founder and CEO of CapBridge.Hanwha, which is a member of South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group, provides comprehensive asset management services, including brokerage and acquisition of stocks, bonds, and derivatives.CapBridge offers companies solutions to access private markets for capital and a liquidity pathway via a private listing on 1exchange.
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VW Group of America said Friday it has reached an agreement with thousands of U.S. customers over alleged inflated fuel economy information on about 98,000 gas-powered vehicles from its four brands, Audi, Bentley, Porsche and Volkswagen.The agreement involves alleged misinformation about fuel economy on 98,000 vehicles, or about 3.5% of the model year 2013-2017 VW Group vehicles sold or leased in the United States.The fuel economy will be restated to reflect a discrepancy of one mile per gallon, when rounded according to the U.S.-specific “Monroney” label requirements, according to the EPA.Most of the vehicles affected by the overstatement of fuel economy were from Audi, Bentley and Porsche, including the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Audi A8L, RS7 and S8 vehicles.Other affected models include variants of the Porsche Cayenne such as the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo.Volkswagen does not admit wrongdoing under the terms of the settlement.
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The McKinney, Texas-based studio will use the money to go beyond virtual reality games and focus on more traditional platforms — but with the twist of bringing spectators into the action of a video game, said CEO Pau Bettner in an exclusive interview with GamesBeat.Playful was able to raise its new round in a nontraditional way, just as it raised $25 million from a wide group of investors in 2015 to make virtual reality games like Lucky’s Tale.Instead of using banking institutions or venture capitalists, the Playful team decided to reach out to its own network of supporters around the world to spread the word about its private offering.Bettner said they met “one living room at a time.”He added, “Almost all of those relationships turned into personal relationships.We believe if we can capitalize this way, it gives us the authority over the work that we are doing and the ability to make long-term decisions.
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The Dark Crystal is a beloved fantasy film whose legacy has almost become bigger than the movie itself.Released in 1982, the movie didn’t fare well in cinemas, but it’s since gained a strong following and an expanded lore.So, what does Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance bring to this growing universe, and how do you tell a story of hope when we know things don’t end well?During San Diego Comic-Con, we had a chance to sit down with co-creators Will Matthews and Jeff Addiss, and co-executive producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach, to talk about how they developed Age of Resistance and what it was like seeing it come to life.We constructed it in a way that we’re hopefully giving you a big glimpse into this world through the eyes of our three lead characters.You know, we’re not making this [show] in 1982, we’re making this [show] in a post-Game of Thrones, post-Lord Of the Rings world.
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In a little over a decade, Twitter evolved from a simple microblogging platform to a communications powerhouse that now — for better or worse — profoundly affects the course of history.What started out as a fun, cool, in-crowd way to tell the world what you ate for lunch, Twitter is now used by governments, corporations, and press outlets, as well as propaganda charlatans and malicious gossipers, to do everything from hand out marching orders to spread disinformation, fear, and loathing.Whether you consider Twitter’s communications dominance over the social fabric of the planet just a harmless free-speech mechanism or a distressing conduit for bullying, lies, and abuse, Twitter is ultimately an inherently neutral medium, and the apps that you can use to improve its usefulness, flexibility, and delivery pass no judgment.You can communicate via tweet or live video, as well as stream photos, GIFs, audio, and video directly within the app from any location, and enable a sleek dark mode interface.Check out what’s going on in your universe right now, catch up with news and cultural events, and get notifications of who is following, liking, sharing, or responding to your tweets — the works.With the free Twitterific, you can get a customized promotion-free, chronological tweet presentation and the ability to search for just the right meme or GIF to accompany your own tweets.
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The Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA) has served a municipality in northern Sweden the country’s first GDPR fine — amounting to almost €19,000 (200,000 SEK) — for using facial recognition technology to monitor the attendance of students in school.The high school in Skellefteå conducted a pilot program last fall where the attendance of 22 students over a period of three weeks was taken with the help of facial recognition technology, instead of good ol’ fashioned roll call, according to Computer Sweden.Not so surprisingly, the Swedish DPA found that the program violated several GDPR articles — the EU’s new robust privacy regulation.The school failed to consult the Swedish DPA before launching its program and didn’t do a proper impact assessment.This is an incredibly serious offense as the school unlawfully processed sensitive biometric data on its students, but it seems to have gotten off ‘lightly’ considering the maximum fine could amount to almost €1 million.The school maintains it had its students’ consent, but the DPA found there was no valid legal basis for this as there’s a “clear imbalance between the data subject and the controller.”
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A new iPhone app called NeuralCam has launched on the App Store, offering iOS users a way to capture images with their phone at night and in dim indoor environments without sacrificing (too much) quality.The app taps a variety of algorithms to transform multiple images into a final photo with suitably bright colors, eliminating the need to carry around a light or use the phone’s built-in flash.Dedicated ‘night mode’ features are becoming increasingly common on smartphones, enabling users to capture images at night or in dim rooms without the sensor noise commonly produced by digital cameras.These modes usually come in two varieties, one that works essentially like HDR by combining multiple frames with different exposures, the other that uses machine learning to intelligently combine several images into a single photo.NeuralCam Night Photo uses the latter technology, tapping what the company says is machine learning and an image processing algorithm to combine multiple rapidly-shot frames into a final high-quality image.Users can use the app without a tripod or other stabilization equipment and the only requirement is enough light for the camera to focus on the subject.
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With the tastier options—the tongue and most of the fatty flesh—eaten away, the carcass was beginning to come apart.One of the whale’s fins, in shreds, had already sunk to the sand.Marine invertebrates such as worms and bryozoans attached themselves onto what remained.Professor Joaquín Atencio, two of his students, Joel Orocú and Patricio Pimentel, and Joel’s father, Félix Orocú, discovered the exposed fossil whale bones when the tide was out in the Burica Peninsula of Panama.The research into these bones culminated in a paper published recently in the journal Palaeontologia Electronica: “Shark-cetacean trophic interactions during the late Pliocene in the Central Eastern Pacific (Panama).”The authors determined that these bones belonged to a type of Balaenopterid, a genus of filter-feeding whales that includes today’s humpback and blue whales.
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Black Widow is about to launch Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we have some very big questions.We've known for more than a few months now that Scarlett Johansson would be returning as Natasha Romanoff and that the 24th MCU film would show off a brand new side of the super spy in her standalone movie, but the new trailer shown at Disney's D23 Expo has even even more HYPE for it all.(It remains to be seen if the footage will be released for those not at D23.)Before the trailer, however, attendees saw a short behind-the-scenes video of Johansson, Florence Pugh and David Harbour in a helicopter in front a blue screen.None of them were able to attend the panel in Anaheim Saturday because the film is in its final weeks of filming.The trailer starts with a look back at Black Widow's numerous Avengers appearances as over-lapping voice overs of pivotal moments play: "I've made mistakes", "Must be hard to shake the whole double agent thing, huh?"
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Xiaomi Group Vice President, Redmi Brand General Manager Lu Weibing made a little survey on Weibo.Because of the space constraints in the Redmi Note 8 Pro, one of the following three features must be discarded (Type-C / 3.5mm headphone hole / infrared).So he asks which one users are ready to scarify.At the moment, when we were writing this news, the proportion of people who chose to abandon 3.5mm headphone jacks was 59.3%; the proportion of people who chose to discard Type-C was 9.3%; the proportion of people who chose to discard infrared was 31.4%.We have already informed you that the Redmi Note 8 will be the first to come with the German Rheinland high-performance network connection (game) certification.In this regard, Lu Weibing said it is a very strict professional multi-dimensional test, including:
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Infinity Ward's reimagining of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare offers a new 2v2 multiplayer mode called Gunfight, and an alpha version is available for Sony PlayStation 4 players.The developer announced the launch of the Gunfight alpha Thursday, ahead of its originally slated Friday release.The alpha can be downloaded from the PSN Store for free until Sunday.Gunfight pits two pairs of players against each other in small maps.Unlike other multiplayer modes found in Call of Duty games, there is no picking of equipment.Instead, every player will receive the same loadout that includes one main weapon, one sidearm, one lethal grenade and one tactical grenade such as a flashbang.
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Last year, Fitbit entered into the smartwatch space with the launch of Fitbit Versa.In fact, the California-based company ended up adding two more products into the Versa lineup namely Fitbit Versa Lite and Fitbit Versa Limited Edition.Well, it’s been a year since the original Versa smartwatch came into the existence making it a perfect time for the next generation.Interestingly, Fitbit Versa 2 recently cleared its Bluetooth certification revealing few key specifications alongside.Fitbit Versa 2 Clears Bluetooth 5.0 CertificationAs mentioned earlier, the upcoming Fitbit Versa 2 recently made an appearance on Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).
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A team of scientists from School of Engineering at Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Institute of Automation and Control Processes, and Institute of Marine Technology Problems of the Far Eastern Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences developed a software module to automatically diagnose defects in sensors and electric drives in various kinds of robots.The system is able to compensate for the detected defects in real time.Using the software module, a robot can identify constant and variable errors in the signals of its sensors and malfunctions of electromechanical drives and corrects the control signals accordingly.The module eliminates all possible external noise and prevents distortions in sensor signals thus preserving the required levels of operating quality.The new development was presented at the international conference ICCAD'19 that took place in Grenoble, France on July 2-4.'Even an efficient system might experience issues such as external noise that distorts software signals, malfunctioning sensors, overheated engines, or increased friction due to foreign inclusions.
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In 2017, Google launched a small, relatively inexpensive smart speaker called the Google Home Mini.This UFO-shaped speaker offers users direct access to Google Assistant at a price point lower than the larger Google Home speaker.According to a new report, Google plans to update that device, launching it as the ‘Nest Mini’ with major new features.The Google Home Mini will be renamed the Nest Mini, according to 9to5Google, which claims that it got details on Google’s plan for the alleged second-generation model.The current version can be mounted on a wall but requires a third-party mount.As well, the speaker can be connected with a larger, more capable speaker using Bluetooth.
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Today we’re looking at all the Ultra Bonus Week Shiny Pokemon we can expect in Pokemon GO over the next month.We’re talking really strange hatches, here, like regional exclusive hatches, like Farfetch’d and Kangaskhan.Ultra Bonus Week 1: Johto Journey detailsFrom September 2, 2019 until September 9, both starting and ending at 1PM Pacific Time, we’ll get Ultra Bonus Week 1: Johto Journey.You’ll need to find as many 10 km Eggs as you can – as if it were possible to seek a certain sort of egg – and hatch them like wild.Bonuses for this week include 2x effective (half the walking distance) effectiveness – so you’ll be getting a hatch ever 5k for these Unown!
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Today, Intel is launching a new series of 14nm notebook CPUs code-named Comet Lake.The interesting question—and one largely left unanswered by Intel—is why the company has decided to launch a new line of 14nm notebook CPUs less than a month after launching Ice Lake, its first 10nm notebook CPUs.This adds up to a total of 19 Intel notebook CPU models released in August, and we expect to see a lot of follow-on confusion.During the briefing call, Intel executives did not want to respond to questions about differentiation between the Comet Lake and Ice Lake lines based on either performance or price, but the technical specs lead us to believe that Ice Lake is likely the far more attractive product line for most users.Both lines also support a "Config Up" 25W TDP, which can be enabled by OEMs who choose to provide the cooling and battery resources necessary to support it.This sharply limits the appeal of the Comet Lake i7 CPUs in any OEM design that doesn't include a separate Nvidia or Radeon GPU—which would in turn bump the real-world power consumption and heat generation of such a system significantly.
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När arbetsflöden och processer snarare är designade att möta vad den föråldrade tekniken mäktar med än vad som faktiskt behöver göras – ja, då står tekniken i vägen för affärerna.– Om du exempelvis saknar moderna samarbetsverktyg som möjligheter till videokonferens eller gruppchatt – då kan du bara sätta ihop ett team baserat på att personer befinner sig lokalt i stället för ett team med personer med den bästa kompetensen för projektet, säger Diane Chaleff, produktchef inom Googles molnenhet.– Teknikens största påverkan på dagens företag är att den kan förbättra kundupplevelsen och företag måste hålla jämna steg med den ständigt ökande efterfrågan på bättre och snabbare service.– Ett av de tydligaste tecknen på att företagets teknik gör mer skada än nytta är om produktiviteten börjar stagnera, säger Tirena Dingeldein, analytiker på Capterra.Att inte klara deadlines är ett känt tecken på ett större produktivitetsproblem men det finns annat att notera också.En långsamt sjunkande markandsandel beror ofta på att företagets produkter och tjänster anses sämre än konkurrenternas.
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you can buy your own eyeshadows, pasta, and all the clothes.”the Influences of marketing”the industry is growing at a rapid rate, and is expected to blow up the miljardvallen of the year, according to the research firm ONLY.as the money is flowing, and the contract is written on, is a part of influerare to set up their own brands, in addition to the partnerships, they are already pulling out money.Pedro Zouitens of the brand Ivyrevel, and Isabella Löwengrips skönhetsmärke Löwengrip Beauty, which is, perhaps, the two most obvious examples.I looked at the influerare the products available on the market, but rather influerare that sells, for example, for consulting services.at the same time, fighting some of the companies, which are Ivyrevel, to attain profitability.
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Many people say downloading ROMs under any circumstances should be illegal, while others say downloading games that are no longer for sale by the developer should be fine.Neither opinion changes the fact that when we are talking about playing retro ROMs, we are stepping into murky waters.You can be certain that emulators themselves are completely fine.Hyperkin stays within the bounds of the legal system by creating products that rely on the user having access to the original game.Bambauer also states that since fair use is more of a standard and less of a hard and fast rule, this situation would be a long-shot, even if it is technically possible.So, regardless of what you do with the game, you still made an unauthorized digital copy, and that remains illegal.
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Like tiny doctors you wear on your wrist, they can constantly measure your vitals, sleep quality, step count, calories burned, and more.Over the years they have been refined and reengineered to be even more accurate and reliable and has become essential health accessories and not just mere fashion statements.Right now, Walmart is selling refurbished Fitbit Versa Lites for $50 less.Track Your Progress With This Renewed Fitbit Versa Lite for Just $130 on Walmart instead of its usual price of $160.It is square and has chamfered edges and overall looks slick and pleasantly understated.As its name suggests (besides having slightly anemic features), it is extremely lightweight that you’ll barely notice it on your wrist.
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Den amerikanska flygsäkerhetsmyndigheten FAA har precis identifierat äldre Macbook Pro-datorer som en potentiell riskfaktor ombord på flyg.Detta eftersom datorerna har ett tillverkningsfel som kan leda till att batteriet överhettas -vilket i sin tur skapar en explosionsrisk.Det föreslagna förbudet från FAA omfattar 15-tumsmodeller av datorn sålda mellan september 2015 och februari 2017, skriver 9to5mac.Hittills har fyra flygbolag, TUI Group Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Air Italy, och Air Transat, följt flygsäkerhetsmyndighetens råd, och infört förbudet på sina flygningar, rapporterar Bloomberg.Sedan tidigare har det rapporterats om flera fall där Macbook Pro-datorer från 2015–2017 har börjat brinna.En av de drabbade är designern Steven Gagne, som berättat om sin svedda dator i ett uppmärksammat inlägg på sajten Petapixel.
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When you think of “Star Wars Barbies” as a concept, you think it would be very easy for Mattel to just put Barbie in a Princess Leia costume and call it a day.Which, to be fair, Mattel has indeed done.But it has also gone beyond that to deliver two extra Star Wars Barbies who definitely are...well, quite something.Mattel and Lucasfilm announced a new collaboration series today that will see three new Star Wars-themed Barbie dolls hit store shelves later this year, in line with previous Barbie collaborations that have given us everything from a Ziggy Stardust Barbie, to a 13th Doctor Barbie, to a truly fabulous Dana Scully Barbie, and her associate, Disheveled Fox Mulder.The dolls aren’t necessarily straight up Barbie in Star Wars cosplay, or Barbie standing in as a character from the galaxy far, far away, however.They instead lean toward Barbie’s status as a fashion icon by re-imagining several Star Warslooks as high-end couture.
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A common enemy can do wonders for bringing people and groups together, and the robocall plague has now done just that.On Wednesday AT and T-Mobile announced that they have begun rolling out a call authentication system to help protect their users from the annoying spam calls.Following the FCC-recommended STIR/SHAKEN protocol, the system works by having caller's network send out a digital signature to signify that its number hasn't been spoofed or faked which the receiver's network then verifies.An icon will then be displayed on the recipient's screen to indicate that the call they are receiving has been verified to be from an actual person, not a robocall service.T-Mobile has already deployed the protocol for calls made within its network and AT has previously teamed up with Comcast for calls made between the two respective providers' digital home phone services (as well as offering the service within its own mobile network).Wednesday's announcement marks another big step, bringing two wireless companies together.
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