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Back in September, Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 8 and 8 Pro.We don’t need to say that Redmi Note 8 Pro sounded much more interesting and appealing than its standard sibling.We have to say, the Helio G90T is a powerful chipset that definitively fits as one of MediaTek’s best offerings in recent years.It delivers solid performance, great gaming experience at a very low price.However, many fans of the brand have been waiting for a Snapdragon-powered Redmi Note 8 Pro, especially those in the Custom ROM world.And there is a special amount of Redmi users who love the hardware but aren’t big fans of MIUI.
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Motorola, the maker of the first-ever phone, is set to introduce or instead resurrect its iconic Razr series with a new clamshell design phone that's rumored to have a foldable screen.Ahead of the launch of the Moto Razr 2019 in Los Angeles today, the social media handles of Moto India have also teased the phone, hinting at an imminent launch.If the company decides to bring the phone in India, it will be the second foldable phone available in the country after the Galaxy Fold.That said, if these rumors and teasers are anything to go by, the Moto Razr 2019 looks like a modern spin on a classic design that distinguishes it from other foldable phones revealed in 2019.The teaser posted on the Motorola India social channels reveals the phone in its entirety, though from the side-angle.Going by the image, the phone looks similar to the recent leaks with a wide chin area and a hinge design in the middle separating the two halves.
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Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours.As Satoshi Nakamoto used to say: Peel off the skin of this mystery and eat the tasty fruit inside!We closed the day, November 12 2019, at a price of $8,815.That’s a minor 0.63 percent increase in 24 hours, or $55.We’re still 56 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $159,068,712,900.
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Consisting of detritus like old rocket stages and broken up pieces of satellites, these pieces of debris orbit the Earth at terrifying speeds, posing a risk to both satellites and future space missions.According to some estimates, there are around 34,000 pieces of debris larger than 10 centimeters currently floating in space.While there have been numerous ideas put forward for cleaning up this space trash, a new concept may be the most ambitious (and, frankly, kind of bonkers-sounding) yet.A collaboration between Canadian space launch startup Maritime Launch Services (MLS) and commercial space services company Nanoracks, the idea is to find ways to transform the used upper stages of rockets into “outposts” throughout the solar system, used for things like space storage depots, space hotels, fuel depots, and more.It’s upcycling, basically, but with used rocket parts instead of old wooden boxes and mason jars.“There’s lots of things that you can be doing with the upper stages and our core belief at Nanoracks is you don’t waste something in space — it’s too precious,” Jeffrey Manber, CEO of Nanoracks, told CBC recently.
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Watch the jets of water as they shoot out—why do they form those pretty arcing streams?Even more fun, once you know how something works, you can run little thought experiments by changing things up.That’s what Destin Sandlin and Steve Mould did on YouTube.But somehow they got to arguing about what would happen if you made a sprinkler that shot water inward, toward the center hub, instead of outward.If you took a snapshot from above, what shape would the water streams assume?To settle the matter, Steve built just such an outside-in sprinkler, and the two got together on Destin’s Smarter Every Day channel to test it.
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Singapore-based fintech startup M-Daq announced that Samsung Venture Investment Corporation has joined a group of investors its pre-series D round.After winning Samsung’s backing, the startup’s valuation skyrocketed to more than S$500 million (US$368 million) from S$250 million (US$184 million) in November 2015, according to a Bloomberg report, citing M-Daq CEO Richard Koh.The company, however, did not disclose the exact amount of Samsung’s investment.Founded in 2010, M-Daq provides a platform to facilitate cross-border business for a variety of industries using proprietary data technology and support from global foreign exchange providers.It works with companies such as Taobao, AliExpress, TMall, CGS-CIMB, and CYS Global Remit, according to its website.“Samsung is a key investor who will be facilitating our strategic expansion in Korea within the Samsung ecosystem and externally as well,” M-Daq said in a statement.
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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all.We’re also looking at the iOS bug-squashing release, a bunch of data about app install trends around the world, Google Play’s new loyalty program and what it means for developers, the continued scrutiny of Chinese apps by the U.S. government, and more.eMarketer remindS us that it recently put out a big report on app installs with a ton of insights.It’s actually been live for a few months, but ICYMI, here are some of the key data points and highlights:The average iPhone user in the U.S. downloaded 47 apps in 2018, up from 44 in 2017.The average number of apps installed is rising — up 15% from 2016.
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Publicis Groupe has been named as global agency and marketing transformation partner for Nivea.To service the account, Publicis has created a bespoke agency, One Touch, that crosses over into 40 markets with major hubs in New York, São Paulo, Cape Town, Dubai, Mumbai, Shanghai, Bangkok, Moscow and Hamburg, Germany.Publicis will begin work on Nivea in January and will serve the entirety of the portfolio, including suncare, antiperspirants, lotions and more.“Publicis Groupe has demonstrated very strong skills in strategy development and in leading inspiring, persuasive creative ideas.The 107-year-old Nivea, like other brands, was looking less for specialist agencies and more for ones with a comprehensive approach, according to Justin Billingsley, CEO of Publicis Groupe DACH.“We’ve got more and more clients moving towards single, joined-up customer journey focused solutions,” he said.
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PM repeats discredited claim "there will be no checks" between NI and GB.HuffPost 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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And because of all those options available, you can now find the best processors and best graphics card for your needs regardless of whether you’re leaning toward Intel, AMD or Nvidia.To cut through the overwhelming options out there, we’ve assembled a list of the best gaming PCs you can get right now, all of which we’ve personally reviewed.And don’t forget to check out upcoming Black Friday deals to save on your next gaming PC.What you need to know about Black Friday 2019Gaming PCs can be very expensive purchases, so if you're keen on taking the sting out of the price tag a bit, a good idea is to shop around Black Friday and Cyber Monday.This is because many retailers slash the prices of gaming desktop PCs during those events, which can save you a decent amount of money.
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Following the death of five people at a Halloween party hosted at a California Airbnb rental, and a scathing Vice report outlining Airbnb’s failure to prevent nation-wide scams, the company says it will begin verifying all seven million of its listings.Airbnb properties will soon be verified for accuracy of photos, addresses, listing details, cleanliness, safety and basic home amenities, according to a company-wide email sent by Airbnb co-founder and chief executive officer Brian Chesky on Wednesday.All rentals that meet the company’s new standards will be “clearly labeled” by December 15, 2020, he notes.Beginning next month, Airbnb will rebook or refund guests who check into rentals that do not meet the new accuracy standards.The long-awaited updates to Airbnb’s security measures come months before the company plans to complete an initial public offering or direct listing and just days after Chesky announced the business would ban “party houses,” and work harder to combat unauthorized parties and abusive host and guest conduct.“We believe that trust on the internet begins with verifying the accuracy of the information on internet platforms, and we believe that this is an important step for our industry,” Chesky said in the staff email.
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For young kids who aren't yet old enough to be given their own mobile phone but still possess the hand-to-eye coordination required to ace Candy Crush and blitz Angry Birds, a tablet is the perfect tech accessory – not only does it free up your own phone on those long journeys, it keeps them occupied for hours on end.They can play games, watch films, read books and listen to music – all on a device which isn't anywhere near as expensive as a modern smartphone.Given that children tend to be a little more clumsy than adults, you'll want to invest in a device which showcases particularly robust construction.You might also want to avoid expensive, top-of-the-line tablets as the kind of activities kids will want to indulge in don't require a cutting-edge iPad Pro.Many tablets aimed at kids also come with custom software which has parental controls activated by default, making it easier for you to monitor what they're installing and looking at.Also, it's worth considering what your child is most likely to use their device for – if they're a total bookworm then you might be better off investing in an Amazon Kindle Kids Edition, which comes in a child-friendly case and boasts a year of Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited.
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Things have got real-cum-serious for the UK's fleet of drone owners today, as the Civil Aviation Authority has launched its Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme for the larger-than-250g flying devices with a demand that every drone owner or casual pilot complies by November 30.Or else what happens we are not sure.The good news is that it's only £9 a year for the privilege of having your machine added to the national database and taking part in an online educational theory test, plus there's an additional free service being rolled out for registrants too; Drones Reunited.The CAA says stray drones going missing is a big problem for users, but now they're all going to be registered and official and stamped with an Operator ID in accordance with the new law, it should be easy for enthusiasts to arrange the return of lost models found in woodlands, their camera memory cards still full of grainy aerial images of dogging and The Flying Scotsman.Owners need to sign up for the full £9 Operator ID, but if you're just flying someone else's then a free Flyer ID will do.
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Microsoft will offer several Black Friday deals starting at 12AM ET on November 28th.More Xbox deals will be announced at Microsoft’s X019 event on November 14th.The Surface Pro 7 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage) will be bundled with a black Type Cover (usually sold separately) and sold for $799 starting on Friday, November 22nd.This model is currently priced at $899 for the tablet alone, and since the Type Cover is all but necessary, this is a great deal given how recently this product was released.Instead of $749, it will cost $599, and will include a Type Cover.The Microsoft Surface Go, its smallest Surface available, will be marked down by as much as $150 on November 28th.
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Death Stranding is out in less than a week, and director Hideo Kojima is dealing with some anxiety.In an interview with BBC’s Newsbeat program, the Metal Gear creator said that he wants people to enjoy the first game from his first independent studio.“And that’s where I’m a bit anxious.”Death Stranding seems like it may end up as one of the year’s most polarizing blockbuster PlayStation 4 releases.It’s a game about delivering cargo and connecting people in a world where connections are potentially lethal.It has already earned praise from many critics.
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Scientists from Cardiff University have, for the first time, spotted previously unseen "instabilities" on the surface of a common compound semiconductor material.Using state-of-the-art equipment at Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Compound Semiconductors, the team have identified small pockets of instability in the atomic structure of GaAs that have a tendency to appear and then disappear.It is the first time that this phenomenon, dubbed "metastability", has been observed on GaAs surfaces."Ultimately these findings are helping us to better understand what is happening at the molecular scale, which will enable us to develop new materials and structures, reduce defects in existing compound semiconductor devices and therefore develop better electronics for our communication systems, computers, phones, cars and more."Key to this discovery was the availability of equipment with capabilities that do not exist anywhere else in the world.The labs at the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Compound Semiconductors have a low energy electron microscope combined with a molecular beam epitaxy machine which allows researchers to observe dynamic changes on the structure of materials whilst compound semiconductors are being fabricated.
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On October 29, 1969, at 10:30pm Pacific Time, the first two letters were transmitted over ARPANET.But as Charles Herzfeld, the ARPA director who would oversee most of the initial work to build ARPANET put it:The ARPANET was not started to create a Command and Control System that would survive a nuclear attack, as many now claim.To build such a system was, clearly, a major military need, but it was not ARPA's mission to do this; in fact, we would have been severely criticized had we tried.Rather, the ARPANET came out of our frustration that there were only a limited number of large, powerful research computers in the country, and that many research investigators, who should have access to them, were geographically separated from them.In its infancy, ARPANET had but four "nodes":
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US President Donald Trump has told the telecoms industry that the country plans to work with “like-minded nations” on 5G security.Reuters reports Trump made the comment in a letter to the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19), a quadrennial congress of regulators and governments organised by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).Earlier this year, Trump effectively blacklisted Huawei on national security grounds, preventing the company from participating in the rollout of 5G networks in the US.Huawei denies any allegations of wrongdoing and the US has yet to provide any evidence to support its claims, but Washington is urging its allies to follow its lead.However such attempts have been largely unsuccessful, with Norway and Germany among the latest to confirm Huawei will not be barred from their 5G deployments, while recent reports suggest the UK will also allow the company’s radio equipment to be used by mobile operators.The US has not been discouraged and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to formally designate Huawei and ZTE as security risks.
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Underscoring the vast popularity of its battle royale hit Fortnite is a new business move from Epic Games: the launch of V-Bucks reload cards in physical retail stores.These V-Bucks cards are similar to the packaged gift cards, prepaid debit cards, and wireless phone recharge cards sold in many stores.The Fortnite in-game V-Bucks store isn’t going anywhere, however.Until now, the only way to get V-Bucks, the currency used in Fortnite, was to directly purchase it using a credit or debit card through the game’s V-Bucks store.Players are given multiple reload options starting at 1,000 V-Bucks ($10), which are immediately loaded in the player’s account for purchasing cosmetics and emotes.Generally speaking, 1 V-Buck is equal to $1, though Epic sometimes offers special packs with bonus V-Bucks, as well as free rewards to Battle Pass players as they level up through the tiers.
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WeWork cofounder and former CEO Adam Neumann once had an employee come to the Maldives to talk about IPO paperwork so he wouldn't have to cut a surfing trip short, The Wall Street Journal reported.Neumann reportedly did most of the paperwork for the S-1 from the Hamptons.Neumann's love of surfing led WeWork to invest nearly $14 million in a startup called Wavegarden that creates artificial waves.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.While executives were preparing paperwork for a public offering that would enrich the WeWork cofounder and CEO Adam Neumann, he was on a surfing trip in the Maldives.And much of the preparation and drafting of WeWork's IPO paperwork, or S-1, took place at Neumann's Hamptons home, The Wall Street Journal's Maureen Farrell, Liz Hoffman, Eliot Brown, and David Benoit reported on Thursday.
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The Raspberry Pi launched the single board computer revolution single-handedly nearly eight years ago, with nearly 20 million boards sold.More importantly, as with any popular product, it spawned a generation of rivals, aiming at a variety of price ranges and audiences.Perhaps the cheapest - and the smallest - of them all has just landed.The Rock Pi S has gone on preorder at Seeed Studio for a mere $9.90 with more expensive models adding more features.The base model consists of a PCB that contains a Rockchip RK3308 system-on-chip with four Cortex A35 cores, 256MB RAM, two USB ports, an Ethernet connector, a 26-pin GPIO header plus a 26-pin voice/audio header including I2C, PCM, TDM, PDM, SPDIF, and HDMI ARC.All this is packed onto a surface area of just 38 x 38mm, which should fit comfortably in anyone’s pocket.
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Till 2025 kommer Hyundai att investera 340 miljarder kronor i bland annat elektrifiering och självkörande teknik.Samtidigt satsar koreanska staten 13,6 miljarder kronor på att snabbt få autonoma bilar i trafik.Bilindustrins omställning är en dyr historia med hisnande summor.Förra året meddelade Audi att man ska satsa 143 miljarder kronor på ny mobilitet under fem år.Och Volkswagen ska under en tioårsperiod lägga 324 miljarder kronor på sina elektrifierade modeller.Till 2025 ska den koreanska tillverkaren lägga 340 miljarder kronor på mobilitet, vilket omfattar elbilar, autonom körning, uppkopplade fordon samt teknik kring bildelning.
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In the beginning of this year, Chinese phone maker Ulefone launched a flagship-level rugged phone – Ulefone Armor 6, and after more than half a year’s actual use, it had received a good reputation among technology media and users.So, right now, Ulefone decides to release a new upgraded version of Armor 6 to satisfy users’ higher usage demands, and it is named as Armor 6S.Let’s look at the detailed specs of this new model.Compared with Armor 6, the biggest change is the improvement of the SoC, the CPU of Armor 6S is upgraded from Helio P60 to the Helio P70 AI processor, the CPU frequency is raised from 2.0GHz to 2.1GHz, which generates up to 13% more performance, and the AI processing capability is also greatly improved.According to several test results, the performance of Helio P70 is almost as good as Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 and Snapdragon 675.The 6GB RAM+128GB ROM are same as before, absolutely can provide Armor 6S fast apps opening speed and fluid, responsive gameplay experience.
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Emerging technical capabilities, changes in lifestyle and time management as well as the increasing possibilities to engage in online and offline interaction simultaneously affect our use of social media.Those are some of the results from a new doctoral thesis on Instagram and social media from University of Gothenburg.In her studies, PhD-student Beata Jungselius, has been focusing on Instagram use and conducted interviews with a group of users in 2012, while five years later returning to that same group of instagrammers to understand how their use of both Instagram as well as social media in general has changed over time.By returning to and conducting in-depth interviews with the same informants in different stages of their lives, with their varied lifestyles, occupations and family situations, I have managed to get access to their own reflections on what has affected their behaviors, attitudes and perceptions of social media over time, she says.For instance, someone described that on one hand she uses social media more now, but on the other hand, she is less active when doing so.In 2012, users had a more limited set of interactional resources to rely upon.
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Some sources report that Foxconn has begun to produce the iPhone XR in India.Plus, it will also produce the iPhone 11 later.This move will reduce iPhone manufacturing costs, but Apple is not prepared to cut prices.Particularly, the report says, after several weeks of trial production, Foxconn’s plant near Chennai, India, has begun to fully produce the iPhone XR.Also Read: iPhone XR 2 To Sport A 3,110mah Battery; 5% Larger Than Its PredecessorApart from this, there were reports in April this year that Foxconn will test the iPhone in India in a few weeks.
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Google WiFi has been around for a while, offering people the option to improve their home's WiFi coverage with an almost-seamless network that reaches some of the hardest to reach areas of your home.Wel Google WiFi is getting a revamp, and a rebrand.It's now called Nest WiFi, and here's what's changed.Nest WiFi is, naturally, more powerful than Google WiFi, and the company promises that it offers double the speed and 12 per cent better coverage than the old Google WiFi system.Being a Mesh network it comes with a central router that connects to additional Nest WiFi Point to extend the range.If you have Google WiFi already the new points will still be compatible with what you have, which is nice.
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You may have already heard of optical mice, which have been around for decades.You may have even heard of optical keyboards, which have also been around for quite a while, at least on desktops.Razer, however, claims to have one-upped its rivals and, by extension, allows its users to gain an “unfair” advantage over their competition.It has just announced what it bills is the world’s first optical laptop keyboard which can be yours provided you’re willing to buy the only laptop it is available on.You might wonder what’s the big deal with optical keyboards in the first place.The difference is simple but potentially world-changing in certain scenarios.
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As a marine biologist I have been lucky enough to see them up close.The sheer size of these animals is fundamental to their success, as it allows them to store enough energy to undertake long-distance migrations to find food in scattered locations.But though this should be factored in, it is seldom possible to incorporate bodyweight as a variable when studying free-living whales as it is so difficult to measure them.This unusual geography also makes it a great place for researchers, as we could simply fly our drones from land and photograph lots of whales in perfect conditions very close to the shore.From these measurements we were able to create an accurate 3D model of the whales, which we could use to predict its body volume.You can play with the model whale here:
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Vahdam Teas, an India-based e-commerce startup that sells fresh tea in international markets, has closed a new financing round as it looks to expand its presence in the U.S. and Europe.Existing investor Fireside Ventures, which has put money in a number of consumer-facing brands, also participated in the round.Mankind Group Family office, Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalkrishnan, SAR Group Family office, Zomato co-founder Pankaj Chaddah, and Urmin Group family office also participated in the new financing round.The startup was founded by 28-year-old Bala Sarda, who comes from a tea industry family.Vahdam Teas cuts the middlemen suppliers to reduce the time it takes to ship tea to consumers.The goods go through distributors, then sold to exporters.
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