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Identity theft is a potentially life-changing event that can leave you not just out of pocket, but even penniless and homeless.
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“Dinosaurs can seem like mythical creatures, but they were living, breathing animals that suffered through horrible injuries and diseases.”
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Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Recently, Gmail rolled out an update to its app to include a huge Google Meet button just below the compose button. And that can be really annoying if you don’t have to make a couple of Meet calls every day. Thankfully, you can easily remove this button using the settings. Here’s how to do it: Open the Gmail app on your phone. Go to Settings, and tap on the account name Scroll to General >… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Gmail
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Google has been trying to bridge the gap between Chrome OS and the phone and here's the latest step.
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Serverless technology is emerging as a popular way to build large-scale cloud applications in a cost-effective way.  The nascent market for serverless computing is dominated by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google Cloud — but early-stage startups are emerging to serve the sector. Investors are betting on these startups because they can help customers save on their cloud costs and make it easier to take advantage of multiple cloud platforms. Some prominent startups that offer serverless technology include Stackery, Nuweba, Iguazio, Vercel, Lumigo, and Ozcode. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2014, Amazon introduced Lambda, a pioneering new product that introduced a concept called serverless computing. Six years later, serverless has blossomed into a full-fledged field – and venture capitalists are starting to place their bets on promising startups in the space. The promise of serverless computing is that it gives developers the ability to run large-scale applications without the headache of managing the underlying server infrastructure. A serverless app spins up the cloud resources it needs to meet its immediate needs right in the moment, and then vanishes it all away afterwards. Ultimately, serverless computing helps customers cut costs and overhead. The approach is new enough that only Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud have made significant inroads in the nascent market, offering serverless technology alongside their more typical cloud offerings.   But startup founders — and the venture capital industry — believe there's room to carve out a niche. For example, startups Iguazio and Vercel allow developers to more easily build serverless applications, raising $71.7 million to build artificial intelligence app and $20.99 million to build web apps respectively. Other startups focus on monitoring and debugging serverless applications, like Ozcode, which raised about $3.5 million before being acquired in March, and Lumigo, which has raised a total of $8 million. While serverless is still in its early days and these startups are still in their early stages, venture capitalists and founders alike think that it's an opportunity which will only keep growing. Serverless is already growing fast among large and small companies in industries like retail, finance, and gaming, a recent report from IT industry community Spiceworks showed that about one-third of companies are either currently using or planning to adopt serverless computing this year.  Some, like Trinity Ventures partner Schwark Satyavolu, believes that all companies will eventually move to serverless and that developers will redesign existing applications to be serverless, too. The pricing scheme of serverless — where customers pay based on exactly how much compute they use — is "game-changing in what it'll enable in terms of new business models that are not possible today," Satyavolu said. "That is the primary reason why we believe it will be the foundation of truly different kinds of products and services."  Beyond cost, another main tenet of serverless is making developers lives easier.  "We wanted to relieve the developer of burden," Guillermo Rauch, CEO and co-founder of Vercel, told Business Insider. Part of that ease is speed: "People want to develop software quickly," Yaron Haviv, founder and CTO of the startup Iguazio, told Business Insider. "It's all about getting value quickly. I need the tools that will allow me to do the job as soon as possible. Why is everyone in New York using Uber again and not buying their own cars? Today you're taking Uber to get from point to point. You want to focus on building business applications, not on managing infrastructure." Erez Berkner, cofounder of Lumigo, a platform that alerts customers if something goes wrong with their serverless applications and helps them find the root cause, echoed that sentiment: "I don't need to deploy a server or operating systems, so my life is much easier," Berkner told Business Insider as he reflected on why serverless benefits developers. "I can get a system up and running in a couple of days compared to a couple of weeks." Serverless startups are both challenging and working with cloud providers like AWS One advantage these startups like Vercel and Iguazio have over cloud giants like AWS, Google, and Microsoft, is that they offer flexibility. Many potential customers are concerned with being locked into one cloud — these startups generally make it simple for companies to run services with multiple clouds, while some tools from the cloud giants favor their own services. For example, serverless platform startup Nuweba, which has raised $15 million, is both challenging the market leaders and selling tools that are compatible with their serverless platforms, too.  Similarly, some startups like Stackery are seeing the cloud giants as more of a partner than a threat. Stackery, which has raised a total of $7.47 million, helps developers build serverless applications using AWS capabilities. "We all share the belief that engineers should focus their time on delivering value to their users, not on the underlying plumbing," Farrah Campbell, alliances and ecosystem director at Stackery, told Business Insider. "We all believe serverless is a way to deliver on that vision." Got a tip? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], Signal at 646.376.6106, Telegram at @rosaliechan, or Twitter DM at @rosaliechan17. (PR pitches by email only, please.) Other types of secure messaging available upon request.SEE ALSO: Companies are turning to serverless technology, made popular by clouds like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, as a way to cut costs by making more efficient use of cloud infrastructure Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why you don't see brilliantly blue fireworks
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Funko sent CNET four new Pop figures that would have been revealed at SDCC. We fell in love with the last one.
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Image: 1More 1More’s ColorBuds True Wireless Headphones are a new pair of earbuds that focus on design and affordability over top-of-the-line specs. At just $99, they’re half the price of 1More’s recent pair of noise-canceling earbuds, the 1More True Wireless ANC, and they’re also a lot lighter at just 4.1g per earbud compared to 7.9g with the previous model. In terms of performance, 1More doesn’t appear to have sacrificed too much to slim these earbuds down. You still get up to six hours of battery life from the earbuds, plus 16 more from the charging case, and they also support a range of audio codecs over Bluetooth 5, including AptX and AAC. Image: 1More The ColorBuds True Wireless are available in black, gold, pink, and... Continue reading…
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Looking for QLED TV deals? We tracked down sales on must-have models from the likes of Samsung and Vizio.
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There are five central censorship forces YouTube has had to contend with as it's grown in power to be reckoned with on the international stage.
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Netflix releases a ranking of its top original movies so far, which includes plenty of thrillers like Bird Box and just one drama, The Irishman.
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Plenty can go wrong with Wi-Fi, so follow these tips for the best internet experience possible.
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At around 14:00 Central Time (Chicago) on July 15, 2020, several prominent Twitter accounts posted messages about Bitcoin. These messages appeared to suggest that the brands and individuals the accounts represented would be giving Bitcoin away to individuals in an effort to “give back to [the] community.” Users were asked to send amounts of Bitcoin to a given Bitcoin wallet, … Continue reading
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Hello Robot's Stretch wants to reinvent how mobile manipulators perform tasks in home environments
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Are you strictly an overnight charger? Or do you top up throughout the day?
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Amazon made its first formal action against Microsoft's victory in the battle for a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract.The Pentagon selected Microsoft on October 25 for the contract to move the Department of Defense's sensitive data to the cloud.The decision was an upset for front-runner Amazon Web Services and generally regarded by experts as "a huge feather in the cap for Microsoft" and a "black eye for Amazon and Bezos."Amazon has filed a protest in the US Court of Federal Claims in the Seattle-based company's first formal action against Microsoft's victory in the fierce battle for the $10 billion cloud contract with the Pentagon.Microsoft was selected on October 25 for the controversial deal, called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, to move the Department of Defense's sensitive data to the cloud."AWS is uniquely experienced and qualified to provide the critical technology the U.S. military needs, and remains committed to supporting the DoD's modernization efforts," an AWS spokesperson said in a statement.
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A new early-stage venture capital (VC) firm that focuses on European and Israeli “deep tech” enterprise startups eyeing U.S. expansion, has officially closed its inaugural fund.London-headquartered Angular Ventures, which has additional hubs in Tel Aviv and New York, has announced an “oversubscribed” $41 million institutional seed fund — significantly more than the $25 million it planned to raise according to its filing with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) last year.Founded in May 2018 by Gil Dibner, an angel investor and former partner at DFJ Esprit, Angular Ventures has invested in 12 startups already since the fund’s inception — these include Finland’s Valohai, which recently raised a $1.8 million seed round to further develop a version control platform for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and blockchain-based security startup Dust Identity, which raised a $10 million series A round led by Kleiner Perkins.A typical investment could be anything from a $250,000 “day zero” to a $1.5 million injection as part of a series A round.It’s worth noting here that while Angular Ventures does focus heavily on helping European and Israeli startups to enter the U.S., a number of its portfolio companies were in fact already based in the U.S., albeit with European or Israeli founders.Similarly, Aquant, which develops AI software that improves the uptime of industrial machinery, raised a $10 million series A round last year with Angular Ventures participating — its Israeli founders launched the company from New York.
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At the beginning of 2019, Kroger began searching for its first-ever creative agency of record (AOR) to unify messaging across its core grocery brand and the several other chains it owns across the country.Today, the creative AOR finally got to unveil its work, when Kroger launched a wide-reaching brand refresh that includes a new version of its logo and positioning statement, and a substantial overhaul of the brand’s look and feel.The logo, in existence for over 100 years, retains a great deal of the original’s heritage, but has more contemporary lines.But the most substantial change at the center of the rebrand is a new tagline, “Fresh for Everyone,” which seeks to position Kroger as a leader in selling fresh, more affordable food.What’s crucial in the approach, according to Mady Rassi, Kroger’s vice president of marketing, is that the new positioning will not replace the banners of brands the company owns, like Ralph’s in California, Fred Meyer and QFC in the Pacific Northwest, King Soopers in the Rocky Mountain region and Mariano’s in Chicago.Instead, “Fresh for Everyone” will complement the long-standing equity built in those brands.
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But this week our team turned the spotlight on a few folks in Neumann's inner circle, including a banker at the center of WeWork's attempted IPO, the lawyer who helped Neumann nab a huge exit package, and the trio managing his millions.He talked to insiders to learn more about Wintroub's meteoric rise.Separately, WeWork plans to do more tests on phone booths after discovering thousands of them contained the potentially harmful chemical formaldehyde, according to an email seen by Business Insider.Julie Bort and Aaron Holmes revealed that the toxic phone booths were designed internally by WeWork and built by a contract manufacturer in China.As Alex Nicoll reports, venture funds have poured $24.6 billion into proptech so far this year — and there's likely more to come.In the commercial real estate space, landlords want to bulk up their office amenities, and a rush of startups are selling them tech to do it.
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Many of us have pledged to go plastic-free or vegan, but our shopping baskets suggest otherwise.We asked John Lewis, Iceland and Boots if 2019 is the year Christmas goes green.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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Come for a valley girl horse, stay for Karen Gillan kicking ass... and also primates?Sony just dropped the final trailer for the next Jumanji sequel, and it’s got more action, more mania, and more Danny Devito and Danny Glover pretending to be Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.Or, well, I guess technically the other way around within the confines of The Next Level’s video game action-adventure world.The context this time around is that Bethany (Madison Iseman) and Spencer (Alex Wolff) from the first film have seemingly gone missing back in the world of Jumanji, prompting Anthony (Ser’Darius Blain) and Martha (Morgan Turner) to venture back in too in the hopes of finding them.Problem is, they’ve been swapped from the avatars they used the first time around...and they’re not alone, as Spencer’s grandfather Eddie (DeVito) and his retiree friend Milo (Glover) have been wrangled in too.There’s a lot going on, but it’s what you’d expect out of a sequel to the surprise hit of Welcome to the Jungle that is literally called The Next Level.
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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has greeenlighted a proposal from Korean carmakers Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corp. to acquire a stake in ANI Technologies – the parent firm of ride-hailing platform Ola and Ola Electric Mobility (OEM) – for US$300 million.Under the agreement, the three companies will jointly develop fleet and mobility solutions to build India-specific electric vehicles (EVs) and infrastructure, creating opportunities and offerings for aspiring Ola driver partners with customized vehicles.Ola aims to create over 2 million livelihood opportunities in the mobility ecosystem by 2022.This new partnership will offer Ola drivers various financial services, including lease and instalment payments, vehicle maintenance and repair services.
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I mitten av oktober sjösatte låneappen Anyfin en offensiv reklamkampanj där udden riktades mot konkurrenterna.”Anyfin förklarar räntekrig - utmanar lånehajar i finansbranschen”, hette det till exempel i ett pressmeddelande för kampanjen.Men låneappens kampanj gick inte helt enligt plan.Kort efter att den gått i gång kunde nämligen Di Digital rapportera att Konsumentverket kritiserade Anyfin – vars affärsmodell är att ta över krediter från andra företag – för att i en reklamfilm försköna skuldsättning.”Ingen av den adresserade marknadsföringen visas för närvarande i tv eller i andra medier”, skriver Anyfins chefsjurist Pontus Ericson i ett svar till Konsumentverket som Di Digital har tagit del av.Pressmeddelandet där man förklarade ”räntekrig” är numera borttaget från bolagets sajt, som också tycks ha skrubbats på övriga referenser till kampanjen.
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Death Stranding is out on November 8, which is a reasonable amount of time to shut out any new details about game designer Hideo Kojima’s newest game.If you do decide to go “media dark,” however, you’ll have to miss out on today’s launch trailer.But to me, it’s wrong not to watch a Kojima trailer.To be clear, the trailer does spoil some of Death Stranding’s twists and turns.But I think that’s different than “ruining” the game.I think watching the trailer will have the opposite effect.
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Out of all the subscription bundles that Apple has pushed out in its recent lurch towards being a services company, it’s the £5-a-month Apple Arcade one that makes the most sense – a tonne of exclusive games for mobile and desktop, all for one flat fee.Just how good a deal Apple Arcade ends up depending on the games.was ridiculous, but by the time we were trying to hit par by pushing a spinning office chair into a golf hole we were pretty sure it’s inspired.One of those games that manages to combine some gorgeous-looking visuals with a perfectly judged soundscape and controls that just make sense no matter what device you’re playing on.The platform puzzler leads you through a series of diverting, engrossing challenges, with the artwork beautifully rendered and the audio a constant delight – whether it’s the sound effects (listen to the way your character’s footsteps sound different depending on where you are) or the haunting, minimal musical backdrop.If you like your games laid-back and restful then Patterned is for you: The idea is that you pick up and drop patches of a repeating pattern, matching each piece with its location on the grid, a little bit like a jigsaw.
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HOUSTON - (Oct. 28, 2019) - What appears to be an impossibly complicated maze is actually quite simple.Materials scientist Ned Thomas of Rice University's Brown School of Engineering has done more than imagine them -- he and his lab have made and analyzed them, slice by nano slice.What they briefly thought would be a perfect double gyroid, its curving arrangement of nodes and rods repeating ad infinitum, was not to be.Scientists and engineers are interested in gyroids because of the way they interact with both light and sound waves, promising nanoscale materials with novel properties.Remarkably, the chemical combination of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and polystyrene, initially dissolved in a solution, self-assembles into a double gyroid, with two distinct PDMS networks dancing around each other without ever touching.With the help of the Rice Electron Microscopy Center, the researchers adapted an electron microscope to alternatively image and then use an ion beam to gently remove a 3-nanometer slice from a double-gyroid block.
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Analysis of records from a major US hospital revealed that the algorithm used effectively let whites cut in line for special programs for patients with complex, chronic conditions such as diabetes or kidney problems.The hospital, which the researchers didn’t identify but described as a “large academic hospital,” was one of many US health providers that employ algorithms to identify primary care patients with the most complex health needs.Such software is often tapped to recommend people for programs that offer extra support—including dedicated appointments and nursing teams—to people with a tangle of chronic conditions.Researchers who dug through nearly 50,000 records discovered that the algorithm effectively low-balled the health needs of the hospital’s black patients.When the researchers compared black patients and white patients to whom the algorithm assigned similar risk scores, they found the black patients were significantly sicker, for example with higher blood pressure and less well-controlled diabetes.Those missing out on extra care potentially faced a greater chance of emergency room visits and hospital stays.
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One of the most appealing features of Google Pixel 4 – The 90Hz mode – has a flaw.Google promised to fix it, or at least, bring the mode to more “brightness conditions”.But still, the search giant has failed to explain why it will be necessary.We know that 90Hz consumes more energy than standard 60Hz, and Pixel 4 has a mediocre battery capacity.The folks at XDA-Developers found a reason after digging in the code commit comments.As a result, the smartphone operates with slightly different display levels.
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The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories.If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here.Facebook’s news section, which was previously reported to be imminent, is here: The company is rolling out Facebook News in a limited test in the U.S. as a home screen tab and bookmark in the main Facebook app.Well, Josh Constine argues that none of them have learned the right lessons from the last 10 years.Pixelbook Go review: a Chromebook in search of meaningThe Go is clearly Google’s attempt to lead the way for manufacturers looking to explore Chromebook life outside the classroom.
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Thanks to the Huawei ban stopping recent Huawei and Honor smartphones from accessing Google apps, the future of Honor (a subsidiary of Huawei) in the UK has been a bit up in the air.Now the company has just unveiled a new handset is on its way to the UK, and it's the previously announced Honor 9X.The Honor 9X is the latest in the Honor X series of affordable smartphones.The last handset in the range was the Honor 8X (unsurprisingly), and it sits alongside the Honor V range, and main series of Honor phones.What is the Huawei ban anyway?The Honor 9X comes with a 6.59-inch LCD display, which is pretty big for an affordable phone and there's no notch breaking it up – instead, the smartphone has a 16MP pop-up camera.
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