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WeWork has sent combative legal letters to people it laid off in a round of job cuts earlier in 2019, warning them not to compete with its business.There didn't seem to be any evidence, however, that the workers had breached their contracts.It is normal to remind employees not to pass on confidential information once they've left a company, but UK employment lawyers described WeWork's letters as "heavy-handed" and "aggressive."WeWork has been sending "aggressive" legal letters to employees affected by global layoffs earlier this year, sources told Business Insider.The former workers, who were full-time employees affected by a round of global job cuts earlier in 2019, were told that if they broke their terms, WeWork would "take action against you personally to recover any loss of profits that the company has suffered or is likely to suffer."Business Insider has seen a copy of one of the letters but is not sharing it to preserve the source's privacy.
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Livin’ la vida loca pretty much sums up the early-stage startup life.We understand just how crazy-busy life gets, but we’re here to remind all the last-minute mavens that you have just 48 hours to take advantage of early-bird prices to Disrupt Berlin 2019.Hit the brakes on livin’ la vida loca long enough to beat the deadline, buy your early-bird pass and save.Now that you’ve saved a tidy sum, why not get a jump on planning your time at Disrupt Berlin?Our free business-matching platform combines the best of two worlds — automation and curation — to help you zero in on the people who align with your business goals.Cut through the noise and spend your valuable time talking to the right people.
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It's easy to cancel a PayPal subscription you've set up to make automatic payments to online services.Once your PayPal subscription is canceled, you may need to follow up with the company the payments were being made to, in order to fully cancel your subscription.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.If you make regular payments to an online service, it can be a hassle to remember to send the money you owe in a timely fashion.Whether you have a digital subscription to Hulu or you've promised a monthly amount to the charity of your choice, PayPal's subscriptions will make sure your money is sent on the same date every month until you mark otherwise.Log onto the PayPal website using your email address and password.
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This story has almost as many layers as the apparently discriminatory algorithm Apple and Goldman Sachs use to determine credit limits.She is the person who was denied the full measure of what her credit limit should have been because of Apple and Goldman Sachs’ black-box algorithm.Neither is an apology, which you know both from the defensive nature of the statements and because they’re not hurriedly tweeted screencaps of the iPhone Notes app.Apple is trying to have all the benefits of a consumer and privacy-friendly credit card without any of the hassles that come along with it.Take a look at Apple’s promotional page for Apple Card: right now it’s led by the tagline “Created by Apple, not a bank.” I’m sure it was, in the same way that Apple’s products are “Designed in California” but assembled in China — though at least then Apple oversees the manufacturing and tries to guarantee a basic level of human rights.The entire thing mirrors the first line: “Goldman Sachs uses your credit score, your credit report, and the income you report on your application when reviewing your Apple Card application.” In every sentence thereafter, Apple is distancing itself from any responsibility for the decisions Goldman Sachs is making in its name.
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Japanese financial robo-advisor WealthNavi bagged about US$37.6 million in a series D funding round led by a limited partnership established by existing investors Sony Financial Ventures and Global Brain.Opt Ventures, SMBC Venture Capital, DBJ Capital, and Resona Capital, among others, also participated in the round, which brought WealthNavi’s total funding to around US$135.8 million to date.The company looks to use the new funds to further develop its platform, expand its management team, and invest in marketing.Headquartered in Tokyo, WealthNavi offers a platform to asset managers who use risk management algorithm to provide asset management advice.It also has advanced functions such as automatic tax optimization and portfolio rebalancing.The company claims to have reached about 240,000 applications and have roughly US$1.65 billion in assets under custody since its launch in July 2016.
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Huawei’s daughter company, Honor, just released a new variant of their latest smart TV series.The Honor Vision TV lineup now comes in a 4GB RAM variant which will go on sale with a starting price of 3799 Yuan, which is just around $550 or 490€.The RAM upgrade will be available both for the Basic version and the Pro one.Meanwhile the amount of storage is 32GB on the first and 64GB on the latter.Along with the increase of RAM, on November 11 the TVs will also receive new software features such as AI Fitness, AI Kids, Child Mode and many more.Meanwhile the older model with 2GB of RAM will drop its price to a mere 2999 Yuan ($430 or 388€).
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Facebook will soon require a selfie of your face from different angles to confirm your profile.The social network is testing a new identity verification method that seems to use facial recognition technology to identify fake accounts.Facebook has nearly 2.5 billion active users worldwide and among them are many fake accounts.To fix this problem, they are testing a new identity verification method.That requires a live video of your face from different angles.The feature was unveiled by Jane Manchun Wong, a programmer now well known for spotting features under development in the most popular applications.
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Contrassegna l'ingresso di Xiaomi nella categoria smartwatch dopo il suo successo dei dispositivi fitness tracker come Xiaomi Mi Band 4.Il Mi Watch è stato finora confermato solo per la Cina, ma spesso Xiaomi introduce i prodotti nel suo mercato nazionale prima di portarli in altre località in tutto il mondo.Il dispositivo eseguirà il software Wear OS di Google, ma l'approccio di Xiaomi è leggermente diverso dai suoi concorrenti.Non sta solo creando la piattaforma hardware, ma sta anche progettando una interfaccia diversa del sistema operativo Wear per cambiare notevolmente il design.Si chiama MIUI For Watch ed è un approccio visivo molto diverso da Wear OS.Anche l'assistente XiaoAI di Xiaomi è integrato nell'esperienza, ma non lo vedremo in Europa.
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Every year, Netflix runs hundreds of experiments; Excitable Airbnb runs over five hundred a month, and Jeff Bezos says that Amazon’s success comes from the number of tests his teams runs not just yearly or monthly, but daily.Having a culture of experimentation is a competitive differentiator.That’s a huge amount of wasted time, resources, and money.But when your goal is more nuanced, like increasing user engagement, or improving user experience or boosting long-term retention, choosing the right metrics is far trickier.Plus the metric you choose will have a profound impact on your product, for good or bad.The tests you run also have to have enough power to move your metrics, or you’ll find that you’re only clocking the most significant behaviors, or even just the outliers.
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One of the most tantalising smartphone rumours this year has been about Motorola’s reboot of the iconic Razr.And thanks to a recent slew of leaked images, we might now have a better idea of what Moto will announce on 13th November.However, if you look close, there’s a couple important differences such as the rectangular indent on the phone’s chin (which is most likely a fingerprint reader), and a new hinge in back that is somewhat reminiscent of the hinge Samsung created for the Galaxy Fold.Furthermore, look at the size of the device itself in relation to the hand that is holding it, as it appears the new Razr will be significantly larger and a bit thicker than the original.For anyone who has held a Razr in a while (though why would you?), Moto’s original Razr was actually quite petite, with a length and width that weren’t that much bigger than a credit card.
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However, that approach looks like it’s about to change.For the first time, the company is actively encouraging its customers to stop using older Sonos products and recycle them responsibly.The products that are now considered old are the Connect, Connect:Amp, ZP80, ZP90, ZP100, ZP120, and the first-generation Play:5.Some of these products, like the Connect and Connect:Amp were available for purchase on Sonos’ site as recently as one year ago, and both are still for sale on Amazon.com.Why is Sonos asking customers to discontinue use of these devices?On its website FAQ it says, “these products lack certain capabilities and enhancements due to the limitations of the computer hardware.”
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The death of Flash has been a long time coming… and a long time going on, too.For years we’ve heard that it’s on its way out, but who among us has not found an errant Flash video or widget in the last month or two?To hasten its demise Google is taking the understandable step of… pretending it doesn’t exist.Yes, Google Search will stop indexing Flash content starting later this year.Why was it even doing so today, years after any sane webmaster stopped using it?Probably Google wanted to give the long tail a chance to curl up.
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CNET considers the iPhone 11 "the best $700 iPhone Apple has ever made."My car of choice was the McLaren 600LT Spider -- a V8-powered monster, capable of doing 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds and with a roof that folds away to let all of that beautiful outside in.As this is how I work with my pro equipment, it seemed the fairest comparison.It made for a tremendous backdrop and when I pulled up later at nearby Rogie waterfalls, the morning's golden light gave a beautiful glow to the autumnal colors.I took down the roof of the 600LT Spider immediately to take in my surroundings and help keep an eye out for good photo opportunities.My first stop was in the port town of Ullapool, where I pulled up and wandered down to the water's edge.
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Skiing and snowboarding are expensive sports, but you can put a dent in the price of a new pair of skis or a snowboard at REI right now.Its Ready, Set Snow sale covers not only skis and snowboards but all sorts of winter sports gear.The sale ends on Monday, Oct. 28.And since the company makes a point of closing its stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, this current sale is your best alternative to get REI deals in the meantime.Most skis are discounted by 20% to 30% and include top brands such as Atomic, Dynastar, Fischer, K2 and Rossignol.You'll find both downhill and cross-country skis on sale.
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Google Pixel 4 smartphones are now official, and users have started to discovers their features.One feature we already know in advance is the presence of a Soli sensor and a complete facial recognition system, announced by the company months before its presentation.It is worth to mention that the new smartphones have no fingerprint reader.All the security of the phone is based on this system.Yet, as BBC discovered, the facial recognition system is not as secure as it should be.Pixel 4: close your eyes, you are recognized
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She will be at the same time, historic as she will be joined by my colleague, Christina Koch, at the very first helkvinnliga the shuttle.this Costume is comprised of a number of different elements that are available in a variety of sizes, so that they can be matched together in order to fit in with the astronauts who are going to use them.the Whole outfit weighs about 140 kg.as These layers have the three functions.They are going to insulate and prevent heat loss, block the radiation and help to protect against mikrometeorider and rymdskräp, which could puncture the suit. " It contains small rockets is that they can be used in case of emergency, for example, if the säkerhetslinorna go with it.
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Welcome to our pick of the best standing desks in 2019, but why should you buy a standing desk?Sitting is the new smoking is the new cliché which the mainstream media certainly picked up and ran with, although researchers have warned that shock headlines built around this phrase devalue the perceived risks of the truly damaging habit of smoking.Standing all day can be as bad for you as constantly sitting, though, so the theory with standing desks is actually to mix up sitting and standing – the best standing desks are height adjustable – varying your posture to hopefully also help with potential ergonomic issues and related aches and pains.Some studies have found “an improvement in discomfort and pain as people use the desks”, and not just with the obvious lower back pains long hours in a chair might cause.So whether you have an ordinary or standing desk, don’t forget to regularly move away from it, walk around, and generally get your blood pumping a bit in some manner.The best standing desks 2019 at a glance:
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I got into street photography because I wanted an element of surprise, a challenge that would force me to rely on my camera skills to get the images I want.Don’t get me wrong, I still find excitement in shooting the streets… but, at this point, the reality of this exercise is hampering the visual concepts I want to express in my work.“God, I can’t believe I’m actually considering it,” I sighed.Sure, they pack serious oomph, but they often look absolutely atrocious, with pretentiously caricaturish alien-like designs.Growing up in Europe’s poorest state had rendered everything Apple an unaffordable, mythical phantasm.Thanks to capitalism (come at me, you filthy communists) and fast-decreasing manufacturing costs, things have changed a lot since my childhood days and Apple products are no longer a mirage in Bulgaria.
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There are a few inevitables in life.Death will come for us all.Everyone has to pay taxes unless they’re rich.And Hollywood is never going to stop rebooting that film series about the doctor who can talk to animals.Doolittle is interesting for one reason, though: Robert Downey, Jr.In his first post-Iron Man role, the actor is putting on the goofy hat and the stethoscope of a true animal advocate.
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The Nomad Base Station Pro debuts Aira’s FreePower technology, which removes the need to precisely set down a Qi-compatible gadget on a charging pad.If that sounds familiar, it’s because it’s just what Apple said AirPower would do when it unveiled the charging mat alongside the iPhone X two years ago.Traditional wireless chargers, the Cupertino company pointed out, required you to carefully position your device atop the coil.AirPower, though, would be smart enough to recharge up to three devices regardless of positioning.That was the theory, anyway, but reality proved a far trickier thing to achieve.After failing to appear on store shelves, even as the iPhone X was replaced by the iPhone XS, AirPower was finally cancelled in March of this year.
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Hays Travel, which you may have heard of but probably haven't as our reader stats suggest you're 30 years too young to be hanging around in package holiday shops weighing up 11-day cruise options, has come to the rescue of Thomas Cook.Hays has agreed to buy the entire high street portfolio of the broken travel firm from accountants managing the collapse, potentially saving the jobs of as many as 2,500 suited holiday bookers.It is quite a step up in scale for Hays, which is adorably still operated by John and Irene Hays, who've appointed themselves managing director and group chair respectively.They must have some lovely senior staff meetings over tea and biscuits in the conservatory.The living/operational travel agent says it'll attempt to reopen the dead/closed Thomas Cook outlets "with immediate effect where possible" and where staff are still available, and plans to rehire many of those already let go.Might as well, seeing as they'll have the keys and know the passwords etc.
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Since its inception in 2009, Bitcoin has made and ruined fortunes, helped sell fentanyl and books about cryptocurrency, withstood literally millions of jokes and just as many predictions of imminent collapse, and – through a process opaque to most people, myself included – arrived at a point where, as of this writing, roughly ten of them could buy you a decent-sized house, assuming your estate agent takes cryptocurrency.Assistant Professor, Finance, NYU Stern School of Business & NBERBitcoin represents a watershed in the development of digital assets: It was the first decentralised currency that managed to prevent cheating (often called the “double spend” problem), encode rules for creating new currency, and incentivise participants (“miners”) to maintain and secure the historical record of transactions.It’s about the underlying decentralised, tamper-resistant record keeping technology of blockchain.Today, it is mostly a speculative asset, a tool for money laundering, and a currency of last resort for people in countries with grossly mismanaged currencies, like Venezuela.The bigger picture is that blockchain will affect all sectors that rely on secure data transacted among many participants, which is basically all sectors.
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For the first time, Hulu will allow users to download episodes for offline viewing.The feature is available today for iOS users who have subscribed to Hulu's ad-free on-demand tier.Cult classic TV show Veronica Mars is Hulu’s latest resurrectionUsers will be able to download as many as 25 videos on up to five unique devices.If users begin watching a video, it will only remain available for two days.But in either case, users will be able to renew the license by going online again, provided the episode or film has not left Hulu since they first downloaded it.
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If there is a better superhero to turn into a virtual reality video game than Iron Man, we haven’t heard of them, and developer Camouflaj is doing just that with the PlayStation VR exclusive Iron Man VR.We’ve been waiting to wear his famous suit for months, and we’ll finally get our chance when it launches in February.In the announcement post on the PlayStation Blog, lead writer Brendan Murphy shared that Iron Man VR has been three years in the making, and it will combine high-intensity superhero gameplay with a story that understands Tony Stark as a human being — not just Iron Man.They’ll certainly have to knock it out of the park to compare to Robert Downey Jr.’s iconic take on the character.The game’s story trailer, we learn that antagonist Ghost has become angered by Stark and a devastating event involving Stark-produced missiles that left many dead.This isn’t a villain who is evil for the sake of being evil, but a character with a genuine bone to pick.
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China, the biggest market in the world, continues to attract the attention of so many companies—trade wars be damned.It’s also an incredibly complex market to understand and penetrate, not only because of its size but the reality that it’s both mature and still figuring its way out, the result of opening itself to Western business while still maintaining a centralized iron grip by its government.There was no better way to absorb and understand the market’s nuances and potential than to bring our North American management team on an immersive trip to Shanghai, Beijing and Hangzhou to better understand what a future may look like for Western businesses.For starters, the scale of everything in China is nearly overwhelming.Businesses [in China] almost universally embody the practice of speed at scale, while also achieving scale with blinding speed.Businesses there almost universally embody the practice of speed at scale, while also achieving scale with blinding speed.
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Digital photographers coined the term “pixel peepers” years ago to denote — mostly with scorn — people who focused on flaws in the individual dots that create photos rather than the entirety of the images.Until now, Apple’s approach to digital photography has been defined by its commitment to improving the quality of the big picture without further compromising pixel-level quality.I say “further” because there’s no getting around the fact that tiny phone camera sensors are physically incapable of matching the pixel-level results of full-frame DSLR camera sensors in a fair fight.Bigger sensors can capture more light and almost invariably more actual pixels than the iPhone’s 12-megapixel cameras.Deep Fusion is Apple’s name for a new machine learning-aided computational photography trick iPhone 11 models can apply on the fly to enhance detail.While the DSLR snaps one photo in a split second, A13 Bionic-powered iPhone 11-series cameras will snap three, five, or seven, using tricks like beginning to shoot before the shutter button is pressed and shooting multiple exposures so fast that DSLRs can’t keep up.
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Unless you buy a game on a platform like GOG (Good OId Games) or Humble, you likely won't have a way to keep the game if the licensing falls through or the store goes under.We know its hard to believe that Valve will be shutting down Steam any time in the near future, but what would happen if Steam just didn't exist anymore?If you search online for "what will happen if Steam goes under" you'll see all kinds of forum posts where people are saying that Steam has systems in place to make sure that in the unlikely scenario where it ceases to exist, your games would be updated to not require Steam to run anymore.You would be able to play Half-Life 2, but maybe not Dark Souls 3.We really don't see Square Enix, for instance, being cool with the DRM being stripped from something like Final Fantasy XV (or whatever the most recent one is when this theoretical Steam shutdown would happen.)EA grants you a personal, limited, non-transferable, revocable and non-exclusive license to use the EA Services to which you have access for your non-commercial use, subject to your compliance with this Agreement."
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The kind of language Boris Johnson uses – and has used throughout his career – should never be acceptable.But outrage doesn’t get us anywhere without action, WEP leader Mandu Reid writes.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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Google's YouTube Music is the company's most recent attempt to rival Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal in music streaming -- and it now appears that Google wants to give it a boost.In a blog post Friday, the search giant announced that it will be including the app with Android 10, the latest version of its popular mobile operating system.New devices that will launch with Android 10 will have the app preinstalled.Google, of course, is planning to officially unveil its Pixel 4 and 4 XL phones on Oct. 15.In addition to Android 10, the post says the app will also now be preinstalled on new devices launching with Android 9.With YouTube Music now bundled by default, Google will no longer be including its other music service, Google Play Music, by default.
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Global presales for the newest rugged Ulefone Armor 3W and Armor 3WT have started on Sep. 23rd, the two models are the second generation of large battery rugged phones from this Chinese brand.But they can offer not just the massive battery with 10300mAh capacity, but also some solid hardware specs including a waterproof 21MP rear camera, potent selfie snapper and creative underwater photography mode.And today they released a video about camera performance to back up these claims.Armor 3W sports a Sony 21MP rear camera to capture the treasure and beauty of the world, provide sharp and clear images with rich colors.It also comes with a Pro Mode and Time-Lapse Mode for different shooting demands.The Pro Mode enables you to freely adjust the white balance, ISO and exposure, taking photos like a pro becomes so easy.
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