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.Modularity in phones has so far been limited to attaching a speaker, charger to a smartphone. However, Xiaomi is looking to take it to a ... The post Xiaomi patents a phone with a detachable display appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Showrunner Steve Blackman talks about sending the superhero siblings back to the 1960s
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Subscribe to this bi-weekly newsletter here! Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon The Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security. GPS and fitness-tracking company Garmin became the latest in a long list of firms that have become victim to a ransomware attack. The incident left some of its systems encrypted, interrupting many of its online services, including website functions, customer support, customer-facing applications, and company communications for more than three days. Although there’s no evidence that personal information was accessed or stolen, Garmin has so far not stated if there was a ransom… This story continues at The Next Web
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TrickBot continues to evolve from a simple banking trojan as its creators add new functionality.
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Nonprofits and lawmakers that got donations urge FCC to kill merger conditions.
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Facebook is suing the EU for asking for too many documents as part of an antitrust probe. The company filed an official challenge against the European Commission on July 15, and confirmed it's suing the Commission to Reuters on Monday. The Commission has asked for company documents containing a set of 2,500 key phrases including "big question," "shut down," and "not good for us." Facebook contends this will encompass emails infringing on the privacy of individual employees. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook is resisting giving over reams of internal documents to the EU's antitrust investigator. Bloomberg reported that on July 15 Facebook's lawyer in the EU filed an official challenge to a request from the European Commission for documents relating to the company's internal practices. Facebook confirmed to Reuters on Monday it's suing the Commission for demanding unreasonable quantities of information. The Commission said it would defend its position in court, per Reuters. Facebook's lawyer Tim Lamb said the EU's requested internal emails that mentioned a set of 2,500 terms including "big question," "shut down," and "not good for us," and could end up infringing on the privacy of individual employees. "We are cooperating with the Commission and would expect to give them hundreds of thousands of documents," Lamb told Business Insider in a statement. "The exceptionally broad nature of the Commission's requests means we would be required to turn over predominantly irrelevant documents that have nothing to do with the Commission's investigations, including highly sensitive personal information such as employees' medical information, personal financial documents, and private information about family members of employees. "We think such requests should be reviewed by the EU Courts." The Commission has been investigating Facebook's data practices and its Marketplace platform since summer 2019, but has not yet launched a formal antitrust probe. Reuters reports Facebook has already handed 315,000 documents over to the Commission. Meanwhile, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preparing to testify before Congress on Wednesday in a series of big tech US antitrust hearings.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Leslie Odom, Jr.'s $500,000 gamble that led to a starring role in 'Hamilton'
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The new battle royale will be free for PSN users when it launches on August 4
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A less expensive OnePlus phone that mostly ticks all the boxes Continue reading…
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Scarce in-game footage and bloated lineup distract from the real stars
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The ROG Phone 3 isn’t for everyone, but in a way that’s what makes it so special.
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Images captured by this year's winning shutterbugs -- both amateur and professional -- make up a stunning array of work.
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Your cause could be anything from paying medical bills to funding a hobby
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CHUWI has recently released a new laptop product named CoreBook Pro. It has pretty solid hardware configuration and is an ideal affordable productivity tool. With ... The post CHUWI CoreBook Pro sales are online, starts at $499 appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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As traditional user engagement methods decrease in effectiveness, companies need to turn to new and innovative strategies to reach customers.
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NASA has provided a tentative date for its upcoming milestone mission, one that will involve sending a SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavor capsule to pick up astronauts from the International Space Station. The two astronauts will return to Earth in this crew capsule, which is already docked at the ISS, marking the first time this spacecraft will bring humans back to … Continue reading
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With a lower ride and far more style, production of this model is capped at just 6,000 units.
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You can save big on loads of PS4 games as part of the July Savings PlayStation Store sale.
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Facebook's relationship with advertisers is on shaky ground with more than 1,000 advertisers boycotting the company over its treatment of hate speech in the aftermath of George Floyd's killing. While its executives are putting fires out, a special group comprising top ad executives from both agency holding companies and brands wields more influence than others. Business Insider has identified the 19 members of Facebook's global client council, an invitation-only group that includes Anheuser-Busch InBev's global marketing chief Pedro Earp, and Unilever's EVP of global media Luis Di Como. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook's relationship with advertisers is on shaky ground with more than 1,000 advertisers boycotting the company over its treatment of hate speech in the aftermath of George Floyd's killing. The furor has prompted Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his deputies to address its global client council — a 19-person, invitation-only group of top ad executives from agency holding companies and brands that meets once a quarter to discuss new product features and address wider complaints.  As Facebook faces one of the biggest threats to its business yet with advertisers questioning their spending on the platform, the council has great power to push industry concerns. Since it began as a 12-person group in 2011 helmed by Facebook's VP of global marketing solutions, Carolyn Everson, the client council has spawned smaller groups and regional forums with dozens of members each. But the global client council continues to wield more influence than any other group at Facebook. The members change every few years. Prominent current members include Anheuser-Busch InBev's global marketing chief Pedro Earp, and Unilever's EVP of global media Luis Di Como, who has led the company in joining an ad boycott against Facebook.  Business Insider has identified the 19 members of Facebook's global client council, who were confirmed by Facebook. The members are listed in alphabetical order by last name.Tom Buday, Head of Marketing and Consumer Communications, Nestle The Nestle vet has 25 years of experience, including nearly five years as Nestle's Europe marketing director, bringing to the table Nestle's perspective as a European company, as well as valuable insight into foreign consumers. Gerry D'Angelo, VP of Global Media, P&G As the world's biggest advertiser, Procter & Gamble has a lot of clout. D'Angelo is the one managing the CPG giant's ad spend and business across companies like Facebook and Google. The company has not participated in the boycott publicly.  Luis Di Como, EVP, Global Media, Unilever Unilever is another big spender on Facebook, so much so that Facebook's stock tumbled as much as 7% following Unilever's announcement to boycott it through July. Di Como has led much of these efforts, including joining an industry collective to combat harmful content online. Pedro Earp, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev The beer giant has been doubling down on its e-commerce business, which makes its relationship with Facebook even more critical. The global conglomerate has been noticeably absent from the advertiser boycott against Facebook. Jacki Kelley, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Americas A 25-year advertising and media vet, Kelley was appointed as the Americas CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network in January 2020, and represents the interests of brands ranging from Mattel to Kroger. Steve King, COO, Publicis Groupe After serving as the CEO of Publicis Media for over four years, King transitioned into being the COO of the entire ad holding company in 2019, helping manage clients ranging from Campbell's to L'Oreal. Bill Koenigsberg, President, CEO & Founder, Horizon Media As the founder of Horizon Media — the largest privately-held media agency in the world — Koenigsberg oversees more than $8.7 billion in ad spend on behalf of clients including Capital One and Burger King and Popeye's parent company Restaurant Brands International.  Daryl Lee, Global CEO, IPG Mediabrands As the global CEO of IPG Mediabrands, Lee is versed in combining data with creativity in marketing. His clients include Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, The Lego Group, Levi Strauss & Co., and Johnson & Johnson.  Helen Lin, Chief Digital Officer, Publicis Media Lin helps Publicis Media clients like L'Oreal and Coty with all things digital including digital planning, strategy, insights and analytics, data and technology, and performance marketing. Joshua Lowcock, Chief Digital Officer, UM; and Global Brand Safety Officer, IPG Mediabrands Lowcock is an expert in privacy and minimizing risk, brand safety, and media responsibility, making him a prime member of the council. He focuses on making sure clients like American Express and Coca-Cola don't run ads in inappropriate contexts and puts brand safety protocols into effect for them. Ed Macri, Chief Product and Marketing Officer, Wayfair Macri leads product management, sales, marketing, and media at the online home retailer and is responsible for growing sales across all platforms for the company, including Facebook. Lindsay Pattison, Chief Client Officer, WPP As ad holding company WPP's chief client officer, Pattison is the one in-charge of its top global client relationships and oversees some of its largest accounts, including P&G and Walgreen's. Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, P&G Pritchard has clamped down on wasteful ad spend and demanded more accountability from tech companies on behalf of the industry, but he has not led P&G into the Facebook ad boycott. He recently said that while P&G was reviewing all platforms for objectionable content, it would not publicly name any it might pull ads from.    Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Mastercard Rajamannar spearheads Mastercard's advertising efforts and is involved in several advertising trade bodies including the World Federation of Advertisers and Ad Council. Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman, McCann Worldgroup As McCann's creative chairman, Reilly is a member of the global client council and the agency-focused creative council, led by Facebook VP of global business marketing and chief creative officer Mark D'Arcy. Andrew Robertson, Global CEO, BBDO Robertson leads the Omnicom-owned ad-agency network BBDO Worldwide and represents big brands like Footlocker and Pepsi.  Jennifer Saenz, President, PepsiCo Global Foods As the leader of PepsiCo's global foods, Saenz oversees 22 brands including Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, and Tropicana. She is responsible for growth, branding and innovation for all these brands as well PepsiCo's global marketing. Daryl Simm, Global CEO & Chairman,  Omnicom Media Group Simm has been on the council for a few years, and oversees a consortium of media agencies at Omnicom Media Group such as PhD and Hearts & Science with clients including Diageo and the NFL. Deborah Wahl, Global Chief Marketing Officer, GM The former McDonald's US marketing chief started out as the chief marketing officer at Cadillac before being appointed as the global CMO of all General Motors brands. She is the only auto marketer on the council.
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Microsoft has pulled back the drapes on Pylance, a Visual Studio Code extension for faster and more complete Python language support in that popular code editor.Pylance doesn't replace the existing Microsoft-authored Python extension for Visual Studio Code, which has some 21 million installations to its name. Instead, Pylance expands on the existing Python extension to provide fast, static type checking (using Microsoft's Pyright project), live type information about symbols, autocomplete, auto-imports, code outlining and navigation, and other tools for Python development.To read this article in full, please click here
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Roku has announced its upcoming Black Friday deals that will include a substantial discount to its entire family of players – the return of the Roku SE at just $18 and a new series of Roku TVs made exclusively for Walmart.According to information sent to TechRadar, we’re looking at a $20 discount to the Roku Streaming Stick+ ($29.99 on Black Friday); a $50 discount to the Roku Ultra ($49.99) and a $30 discount to the Roku Smart Soundbar ($149.99).The biggest steal, however, is on the Roku SE, which will be available for a deal-busting $18 in stores and online starting on November 28 until supplies run out.The caveat here is that the Roku SE is HD-only, meaning you’ll need to upgrade to the Roku Streaming Stick+ or Roku Ultra if you want to see shows and movies in native 4K.For most folks that’s probably not a deal-breaker as many of us still have a second or third TV that's only capable of outputting 1080p, but it’s something to keep in mind before you buy one.Walmart also has some of the best Roku TV sales, too
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In part two of our survey that asked top VCs about the most exciting investment areas in real estate, we dig into responses from 10 leading real estate-focused investors at firms that span early to growth stages across real estate specific firms, corporate venture arms, and prominent generalist firms to share where they see opportunity in this sector.In part two of our survey, we hear from:Mihir Shah, JLL Spark and JLL TechnologiesJohn Helm, RET (Real Estate Technology) VenturesWhat trends are you most excited in real estate tech from an investing perspective?While most people think about real estate tech from the transaction perspective, I believe that every single part of the real estate value chain is ripe for disruption.
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Over 70 launches of new technologies and products will be on at the China Hi-Tech Fair 2019SHENZHEN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 13, 2019–Among the highlights of the China Hi-Tech Fair 2019 – running from Wednesday to Sunday, in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province – are the launches of the latest products and technologies.This press release features multimedia.View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191112006202/en/Providing more support services for exhibitors, the CHTF 2019 invites scientific research institutions and technical companies at home and abroad to release their new products and technologies at the event which helps promote them, according to the event organizers.
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Facebook is launching a new payment service, Facebook Pay, that spans not only the social network itself but Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp.With Facebook Pay, however, you can add a preferred payment method once, and then access it across all four services.It also allows for a single update of credit or debit cards, useful if yours is replaced.Facebook says there’ll also be real-time support via live chat, albeit only in the US to begin with.While it does support cross-service payments, Facebook Pay won’t be enabled automatically on every platform it’s available for.Instead, Facebook says that it will be making it optional: you’ll be able to choose to have it turned on for Messenger, for example, but not for your Instagram or WhatsApp accounts.
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Indian digital payment giant Paytm said Monday it has set aside about US$70 million to invest in early-stage companies capable of building technologies that could work in sync with the country’s booming digital ecosystem.Specifically, it is looking for AI-based companies that use big data to create solutions for problems that are India-specific, such as startups that support “India-first business solutions that are scalable and have the potential to generate large-scale employment,” Paytm said in a statement.It said it typically invests around US$28 million to US$35 million every year in intellectual properties or companies that build complementary technologies.Vikas Garg, deputy chief financial officer at Paytm, said that his company “partners with startups who have capabilities that augment the digital ecosystem for the next wave of growth.These investments are also an indication that Paytm believes India’s entrepreneur ecosystem is innovative and is growing well.”In July 2017, Paytm acquired online event-ticketing platform Insider and, five months later, Nearbuy and Little, which focused on restaurant deals.
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Boeing aims to have the 737 MAX back in the air from January 2020, with the troubled jet expected to resume deliveries from December of this year.The 737 MAX was grounded earlier in 2019 after two separate crashes, one in October 2018 and another in March 2019, which together caused a total of 346 deaths.Exactly what caused the crashes was a source of speculation, but attention focused on the new Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) the aircraft is equipped with.The new MCAS used sensor data to identify when that might be happening during manual flight, automatically nudging the nose down.Notably, it’s not necessarily cancelled even if the pilot moves the control yoke counter to how the MCAS is angling the plane, and even if the manual override for the MCAS is activated, the system could reactivate itself five seconds later.Some experts argued that a second sensor should have been used, in case one delivered erroneous data and thus saw the 737 MAX adjust the angle of its nose in situations where a stall was not, in fact, likely.
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Twitter chief Jack Dorsey praised Instagram's experiments with hiding likes in the US on Saturday.Instagram has been trialling making likes private in several countries over the past year, and is now planning to expand its trial to a "small portion" of US Instagram users, according to a tweet sent on Friday by Instagram head Adam Mosseri.In a retweet of Instagram chief Adam Mosseri's Friday tweet, Twitter CEO Dorsey comment: "Great step."Dorsey has not been shy in criticizing Instagram's parent company Facebook recent months, criticizing its stance on political ads and its corporate rebrand.Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has praised Instagram's decision to experiment with hiding likes in the US.Instagram has been trialling making likes private in several countries over the past year, including Australia, Ireland and Italy, and is now planning to expand its trial to a "small portion" of US Instagram users, according to a tweet sent on Friday by the firm's head Adam Mosseri.
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Astro Teller, head of Alphabet's X research lab, made the remark Friday during an interview at the Wired 25 conference in San Francisco.Teller also said many of the division's projects and past projects have touched on environmental issues.One failed initiative, called Project Foghorn, tried to create a carbon-neutral fuel out of seawater, but the new fuel wasn't cost-viable.Another project, called Dandelion, which has been spun out of X, uses geothermal technology to heat and cool homes."Our goal is to find and solve huge problems in the world," Teller said."[Climate change is] taking up a lot of space in our windshield right now because it's just so big."
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In honor of International Stress Awareness Week, Business Insider has compiled techniques for managing stress from eight leaders across tech, entertainment, and politics.Here's how Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Michelle Obama, and other celebrities and leaders deal with stress.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Stress can bubble up when individuals believe that the demands of their external environment exceed their capacity to perform.While some structural causes of stress may be unavoidable, like poor management or too many responsibilities, the mindset that professionals adopt towards stressful situations impacts the way they process and adapt to sources of anxiety."I close the door, wherever I am — at my old office in Chicago, I'd literally go in the closet — and just sit and breathe," Winfrey said.
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Drones are revolutionizing the way scientists observe, measure and monitor the natural environment.Technological advancements and commercial investments into the drone market has been phenomenal over the past 10 years, with estimates that the annual global market could reach over US$40 billion by 2024.The growth of the commercial drone industry means that investment is helping them to become smaller, faster, smarter, safer and easier to fly.The ability for drones to capture data without physically entering areas of interest limits the cost of field campaigns and reduces human impact on (sometimes fragile) ecosystems.With ongoing concerns about the impacts of climate change, drone data capture a high-resolution snapshot of the state of environments at a specific moment in time.Imagery and high-definition video using cameras, like those in a smartphone, are commonly used.
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