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The Amazon Echo Flex's new add-on is perfect for kitchen timers
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Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said officials will cut water and power to houses that host parties, which are currently banned due to the coronavirus pandemic. Eric Garcetti said that the measure would only be used on homes that repeatedly break the rules. The announcement came a day after a huge party that ended in gunfire and one woman dead. Parties have been thrown and attended by high-profile YouTube and TikTok stars in the area, including by Jake Paul. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Mayor of Los Angeles said he is authorizing the county to shut off water and power to houses that host large gatherings despite the coronavirus restrictions. Eric Garcetti's announcement came at a press conference on Wednesday, after a series of high-profile parties in Los Angeles, including those involving YouTube and TikTok stars. According to The Daily Beast, Garcetti said: "Starting on Friday night, if LAPD responds and verifies that a large gathering is occurring at a property, and we see these properties offending time and time again, they will provide notice and initiate the process to request that DWP shut off service within the next 48 hours."  He said the rule was to target "people determined to break the rules, posing significant public dangers and a threat to all of us." He noted that some parties have been thrown in homes that were left vacant or in homes that can be rented through services like Airbnbs. He said the gatherings were "unsafe and can cost Angelenos their lives." "All those sacrifices can be undone by a few who refuse to follow the science and who refuse to follow the rules and put our economy and our community at risk," he said, the Boston Globe reported. Garcetti said that Los Angeles authorities could cut water and power after only one incident, but would rather hold off unless people repeatedly violate the rules. "We can actually do the power or water shutoff after a first violation," he said, "but we like to educate, not enforce." "We will not act lightly. But we will act." The threat to shut off utilities mirrors the one Garcetti made to businesses in April, when he said that any unessential business that continue to operate in defiance of restrictions could get their water and power shut off. Garcetti did not mention any specific events or parties at his press conference on Wednesday. But his comments came the day after a party of around 200 people was held in a mansion of Mulholland Drive, in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains. Neighbours called the police with noise complaints. But police found the aftermath of gunfire, which they believe is gang related. One woman was killed, and four others injured, the Los Angeles Times reported. And numerous YouTube and TikTok stars and influencers have been accused of attending and throwing large parties. The Hype House, a collective of high-profile creators who live together, threw a party in July with around 70 people, including influencers like Charli D'Amelio and Emma Chamberlain, with "hundreds" more waiting outside to be let in. Some big creators, like YouTubers Tana Mongeau and James Charles, apologized after another YouTuber, Tyler Oakley, called them out for being there. YouTuber Jake Paul held a party on July 14 that Alicia Weintraub, the mayor of the LA city of Calabasas, said she was "outraged" over. He told Insider that he wasn't sure if he was going to keep hosting parties, and that he isn't the type of person who's going to "sit around" and not live his life during the pandemic. Under Los Angeles' current rules, indoor gatherings of people from different households are banned, except as part of essential activities. Venues like bars and nightclubs are closed, and police say they are seeing an increase in calls about large parties, particularly in the Hollywood Hills. Barbara Ferrer, the LA county director of public health, said: "You can't have parties right now." "Gatherings are simply not allowed at this point under the health officer order," she said, according to Deadline. "Because they create a lot of risk for transmission at activities that really are not essential." Los Angeles has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other county in the US, according to data from John Hopkins University. As of Thursday, more than 198,000 cases have been recorded in Los Angeles, and more than 4,800 people have died there.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequence
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The Supes are back for another season of Amazon's not-so-family-friendly superhero show.
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Google Chrome extension shows the types of personal data used to inform ad selection on any page.
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Photo illustration by William Joel | Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP via Getty Images Newly released emails from April 2012 show Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives were frustrated by slow internal prototyping and weighed the benefits of quickly copying and iterating on smaller apps like Pinterest instead. A chain of messages starts with Zuckerberg recounting a meeting with the founders of Chinese social networking app Renren. “In China there is this strong culture of cloning things quickly and building lots of different products,” he wrote. “Seeing all this and the pace that new mobile apps seem to be coming out from other companies makes me think we’re moving very slowly. ... I wonder what we could do to move a lot faster.” The messages were released on Wednesday as part of a House Judiciary Committee... Continue reading…
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Revisiting William Gibson’s 1993 essay on the city-state took me back to my home, where future is past.
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This year’s batch of Galaxy devices might be some of Samsung’s worst kept secrets but the manufacturer doesn’t seem to mind. Not only does it actually help drive up buzz and hype, the leaks also frame consumers’ expectations. When it comes to the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+, there will definitely be mixed expectations on what could be … Continue reading
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(Swansea University) A £6 million award will drive next-generation solar technology into new applications - from low-carbon vehicles and buildings to 5G and the Internet of Things.The grant brings together three world-renowned research groups from Swansea University, Imperial College London and Oxford University to advance organic and perovskite solar cells into applications that current solar technologies are not suitable for.
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A proposal would require 60 percent of ride-hail miles to be in electric vehicles by 2030. And the companies are on board.
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Photos show the Sasquatch Package's big feet and they help make the Bronco look far beefier than the standard model.
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Steve Blank, a legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur who appeared on the podcast 20VC earlier this week, said that the startup ecosystem is on the verge of turning into a Ponzi scheme that offloads destructive or valueless products on the next generations. He said that while some founders are looking to disrupt industries, improve lives, and change the world, investors are "looking for a liquidity event." VCs, who are hoping to see sky-high returns, are investing in things like social media, as opposed to technologies that the world actually needs. And one of the consequences of this laissez-faire approach to investing could be the destruction of democracy, Blank said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Before the age of social media, the pioneering venture capitalists invested heavily in hardware, computers, therapeutics, and the life sciences, which ushered in an era of breakthroughs in technology, including the Apple computer and new drugs manufactured through bioengineering. But Steve Blank, the serial entrepreneur who launched his legendary career in Silicon Valley in 1978, said that the current startup ecosystem is on the verge of turning into a Ponzi Scheme. It wasn't a literal comparison, but Blank is suggesting that entrepreneurs often aren't delivering the best value to the next generations to come. Blank, who appeared on the podcast 20VC,  which is hosted by Harry Stebbings, said that startup founders and venture capitalists do not share the same interests, and this discordance has led to a slew of startups that fail to create the technologies that our society actually needs, including better medical equipment. Blank's words echo those of another notable investor, Marc Andreessen, who has recently called on founders to help the US rebuild its healthcare, housing, and education systems.   It's not that Blank believes that the entire startup ecosystem is a sham (he said he was being half facetious when he called it a Ponzi scheme). Instead, the Silicon Valley pioneer said that the system could benefit from some oversight, though not necessarily in the form of government regulation.  As it stands, the system is almost entirely "laissez-faire," a French phrase that describes the type of government that abstains from interfering with the free market. While some founders want to change the world, disrupt stagnation, and improve people's lives, investors want to "make the most money without any rules," Blank said. "They're looking for a liquidity event," Blank said of venture capitalists' ultimate goal. And so it seems that venture capitalism, which paved the way for the technological innovations of the late twentieth century, has lost it moral compass, Blank added. These days, venture capitalists are pouring billions into social media apps and entertainment platforms in hopes of funding the next TikTok or Netflix, and the technologies that we actually need are woefully underfunded or overlooked, in Blank's view.  This approach, Blank said, has led to the creation of startups with no social consciousness and no national interest. Throughout the last decade, and especially in recent years, it has become clear that VC-backed social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok could help topple governments as well as lead to the spread of misinformation that bamboozles voters. Blank doesn't believe that founders set out to become evil, but he said that "out of all the things that are probably going to destroy democracy," it's probably Facebook, which has seen a flurry of companies boycotting the platform following controversies over misleading political advertising.  As an example of what could go wrong, Blank said that we need to look no further than contemporary China, where tech has turned aspects of Chinese society into "a dystopian nightmare." Some experts say that the coronavirus pandemic could accelerate the development of China's "dystopian surveillance system," Business Insider's Alexandra Ma has previously reported.  The current startup ecosystem has led to chaos and opened up countries like the US to manipulation from outside players like Russia, Blank said. And social media, which was supposed to bring people closer together, has only torn the US further apart, he said.  While Blank's outlook is rather gloomy, it doesn't capture the full picture.   Many VCs have been betting that startups in sectors like healthcare, biotech, and fintech will improve the country's broken systems. And one of those startups might be the one that bails us out of our ongoing shelter-in-place orders by developing a vaccine to the coronavirus.SEE ALSO: A turf war between 2 types of VC firms could reshape the venture business but turn startups into collateral damage Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How 'white savior' films like 'The Help' and 'Green Book' hurt Hollywood
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Better entry-level graphics chips mean terrific performance for less money.
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The pandemic has created a surge in demand for car rental services. Subscription car service Drover more than doubled the amount of subscriptions sold in May compared to a year ago. Drover just announced a £20.5 million ($26 million) round to grow its business in the UK and France. The round was co-led by new investors Target Global, RTP Global, and Autotech Ventures. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Subscription car service Drover has raised £20.5 million ($26 million) in fresh funding, as the pandemic accelerates demand for car rentals. Drover is a 'car-as-a-service' platform offering insurance, road tax, and maintenance cover on top of the cost of flexibly hiring a car for a single monthly subscription fee. It was co-founded by Felix Leuschner and Matt Varughese in 2016 to target a gap in the market for longer-term car rentals.  "Our usership is probably seeing a bit of a renaissance in the sense that suddenly people are a bit more wary about public transport or shared transport," said founder and CEO Leuschner.  Drover's funding was co-led by new investors Target Global, RTP Global, and Autotech Ventures.  The startup may be well-position to benefit from changing transport habits due to the coronavirus. Almost 40% of people in London expect to use public transport less post-lockdown than they did before the pandemic, according to a YouGov poll in April. And a faltering economy has pushed customers to reject costly car ownership. In May, car sales fell 89% on the same month last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders.  "The car market is one of the last markets that's still really dominated by brick-and-mortar retailers," said Leuschner. "What Amazon has done to so many parts of the high street hasn't really happened in the car world yet." He added: "The combination of both being digital and being flexible, I think it's a great value proposition ... especially [for] younger customers, who we predominantly serve." Drover's approach allows customers to access car services in much the same way as they shop for anything online, removing the need for them to take on debt or to invest in an asset that will likely depreciate. As a result, Drover's average customer is in their 30s, compared to the average car buyer who tends to be in their 50s, according to Leuschner.  The startup last raised in 2018, when it scooped a £5.5 million ($6.9 million) Series A from Cherry Ventures, Partech, and BP Ventures, all of which also participated in the latest round. Two years down the line, it was time to raise again, said Leuschner. The timing just happened to coincide with the pandemic, which has had a positive impact on trading activity in the last two months.  "As we're coming out of it [lockdown], we have seen a significant uptick in demand," said Leuschner. "We have very much been a growing business; we have more than doubled our business last year." Drover finished the second quarter with record-high revenue, which "made this process probably a lot easier,"  said Leuschner. "But it was also the first time for me that I did a fundraise completely on Zoom." The startup plans to use the money to scale the business across the UK and France, where it launched earlier this year despite a more restrictive lockdown. Leuschner is also looking to launch Drover elsewhere, stating he has "pan-European ambition" for the business.  The investment will also be used to ramp up investment in its tech and to fund a nationwide marketing campaign. Ben Kaminski, partner at venture capital firm Target Global, said Drover had already been seeing huge growth potential pre-pandemic. "It's the perfect market for a digital player to come in because of the heavy fragmentation you have and the low levels of digitalization," he told Business Insider. This kind of market disruption will become more common in a post-pandemic world, according to Leuschner. "People today do a lot of things suddenly online that they haven't done before," he said. "Even the idea of getting a car online, which may sound weird, maybe crazy for some people six months ago, suddenly feels a lot more normal and natural."Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: 7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn't know
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(New York Institute of Technology) Researchers at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) and FuWai Heart Hospital (Beijing, China) have developed a new use for a common blood test, which could provide a potentially life-saving treatment for heart failure.
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Oppo has finally showcased the 125W fast charging technology today. The company is calling it the “125W Flash Charge”. And it is an evolution from ... The post Oppo 125W Flash Charge finally unveiled appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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(University of Minnesota) In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota have 3D printed a functioning centimeter-scale human heart pump in the lab. The discovery could have major implications for studying heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States killing more than 600,000 people a year.
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  Good-quality headphones can be expensive, but they often go on sale. We've rounded up the best headphone deals for July 2020. We'll update this list regularly with the top deals. Right now, the Sony WH1000XM3 are on sale $110 off their original price, and the Apple AirPods Pro are on sale for $35 off their regular price. A great pair of headphones can change the way you listen to music. Sure, the random earbuds that you have in your bottom drawer may do the job just fine for some, but if you want to hear nuanced details, well-rounded bass, or a sparkling high-end, you'll need something a little more versatile. If you are in the market for a new pair of headphones, it's worth figuring out exactly what kind of headphones you want. The first step is to determine whether you want in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones, or over-ear headphones. In-ear headphones are more portable than any other headphones, while over-ear headphones are the most comfortable and deep-sounding. On-ear headphones are often considered a good compromise between the two. If you hate wires, you could also get true wireless in-ear headphones, like AirPods, which cut the cables completely.  It's also worth looking into a few headphone brands. If you're an audiophile who wants the best-sounding headphones, companies like Sennheiser, Klipsch, and Shure are worth considering. If you want incredible noise-cancelling headphones or those that work great for day-to-day use, consider those from Sony or Bose. And, if you want plenty of bass and tight integration with your Apple products, look into headphones from Beats or Apple itself. Once you've determined the type of headphones you want, you'll want to figure out what your budget is. These days, you can get solid headphones for under $100, but as with anything, you get what you pay for — and the more you're willing to spend, the better headphones you'll be able to get.  Of course, you don't necessarily have to spend as much as you normally would if you can find a great deal. And that's exactly why we put together this guide for the best headphone deals that you can take advantage of right now. Here are the best headphone deals in July 2020: Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones, $238.00 (originally $348.00) at Newegg [You save $110] Apple AirPods Pro, $214.99 (originally $249.99) at Woot [You save $35] Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones (Black), $159.00 (originally $199.95) at Amazon [You save $40.95] Beats PowerBeats 3 Wireless Headphones (Black/Red), $79.99 (originally $199.95) at Amazon [You save $119.96] Prices and links are current as of 07/13/2020. Added Sony WF-1000XM3 and Sony WF-SP800N. Updated by Steven Cohen. Over-ear headphone deals Over-ear headphones may not be the most portable headphones out there, but they generally sound a whole lot better than in-ear headphones, thanks to their larger drivers. They also boast long battery lives and plenty of padding for a comfortable fit. Some models even include smart features — like integration with your digital assistant, noise cancellation, and more. Right now, the best deal available is on the Sony WH1000XM3, which are $110 off their regular price. This model is our current top pick for the best noise-cancelling headphones thanks to their impressive noise cancellation performance and audio quality. Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones, $238.00 (originally $348.00) at Amazon [You save $110] Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, $323.16 (originally $399.95) at Amazon [You save $76.79] V-Moda Crossfade Wireless Over-Ear Headphone, $99.99 (originally $148.86) at Amazon [You save $48.87] Bose 700 Noise Cancelling Headphones, $379.00 (originally $399.00) at Best Buy [You save $20] On-ear headphone deals On-ear headphones are a good compromise between portability and sound-quality. Sure, you won't be able to fit them in your pocket, but they're light-weight enough to easily carry around in a bag or backpack without noticing much of a difference. Unlike over-ear headphones, on-ear headphones rest on your outer ear, but good ones don't do so uncomfortably. The best deal on on-ear headphones right now is for the Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones (Black), which are around $41 off. For that price, you get a bass-forward, well-rounded frequency response, and tight integration with other Apple products. Here are all the best on-ear headphone deals out there right now. Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones (Black), $159.00 (originally $199.95) at Amazon [You save $40.95] Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones (Sand Dune), $289.00 (originally $349.95) at Amazon [You save $60.95] Marshall Major III Headphones, $99.99 (originally $120.99) at Target [You save $21] Marshall Mid ANC Headphones, $187.99 (originally $279.99) at Amazon [You save $92] Harman Kardon Soho Wireless Headphones, $59.99 (originally $249.95) at Amazon [You save $189.96] In-ear headphone deals Looking for something portable that you can easily put into your pocket? In-ear headphones are the way to go. We have technically split the in-ear headphones into two categories — so if you're looking for modern true wireless headphones, skip ahead to the next section. The deals below are for wired in-ear headphones, which connect through a cable to your listening device, and wireless in-ear headphones which connect via Bluetooth to your listening device. Unlike true wireless headphones, however, regular wireless in-ear headphones still feature wires to connect each earbud together. When it comes to in-ear headphone discounts available now, the best deal is currently on the Beats PowerBeats 3 Wireless headphones. They're about $120 off their regular price and offer an excellent fit and nice design. Beats PowerBeats 3 Wireless Headphones (Black/Red), $79.99 (originally $199.95) at Amazon [You save $119.96] Bose SoundSport Wireless Sports Bluetooth Earbuds, $99.00 (originally $149.00) at Walmart [You save $50] JBL Reflect Contour 2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones, $49.99 (originally $99.99) at Best Buy [You save $50] Jaybird Tarah Wireless In-Ear Headphones, $50.99 (originally $99.99) at Best Buy [You save $49] True wireless in-ear headphone deals Perhaps you want to avoid wires all together with a pair of true wireless headphones. These headphones feature separate earbuds that connect wirelessly to each other and to your listening device. A good example of true wireless headphones are Apple's AirPods Pro — which are on sale right now for $35 off their regular price.  Apple AirPods Pro, $214.99 (originally $249.99) at Woot [You save $35] Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, $169.00 (originally $199.00) at Amazon [You save $30] Apple AirPods, $134.00 (originally $159.00) at Amazon [You save $25] Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless, $178.00 (originally $229.99) at Best Buy [You save $51.99] Sony WF-SP800N True Wireless, $148.00 (originally $199.99) at Best Buy [You save $51.99] Skullcandy Sesh True Wireless, $29.99 (originally $59.99) at Best Buy [You save $30] Jabra Elite Active 65t True Wireless, $139.99 (originally $169.99) at Best Buy [You save $30] For more headphone recommendations, check out our various headphone buying guides: Best true wireless earbuds Best earbuds Best noise-cancelling headphones Best over-ear headphones Best stylish headphones Best wireless Bluetooth headphones
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I test and review dozens of cars, trucks, and SUVs every year. Most are wonderful. But there are some things that annoy me. At the halfway point of 2020, I decided to round up all the features that disappointed me so far. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. At the halfway point of every year, I like to pause for a moment and reflect on all the vehicles I've driven, savor the great experiences and roadway thrills and ... amass a list of complaints! Actually, I usually do this at the end of the year, but in 2020 I've decided to up my timetable. Part of this is because I've gotten behind the wheel of A LOT of cars at this point.  A caveat: These days, most cars are wonderful, at least compared to the dreadful sets of wheels that we routinely had to deal with in past eras. The auto industry has done a very good job of giving customers what they want and improving reliability and performance. But there are still some fails.  Here's a rundown of everything that's annoyed me so far:FOLLOW US: On Facebook for more car and transportation content! The dashboard cupholder ... ... in the Porsche 911 Turbo S. What a staggeringly great machine! But that retractable cupholder is useless. The flimsy plastic hood latch ... ... on the Maserati Levante GT. Admittedly, other Fiat Chrysler vehicles have suffered from this component, which I expect will fail well before the warranty runs out. Fake plastic vents ... ... on the Toyota GR Supra 2.0 and 3.0. The updated Supras are pretty nifty cars, but the extraneous plastic adornment isn't. The carbon fiber wing ... ... On the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster. The car is magnificent, and the wing would be helpful to keep the back tires glued to the tarmac on a track. But it spoils the design of the rear. The infotainment system ... ... And infotainment interface ... ... In the Aston Martin DB11 ... ... And V8 Vantage. The system is borrowed from Mercedes, but it's an older generation and quite difficult to use. BY THE WAY, the passenger-side hood release ... ... in the Aston Vantage was so well-hidden that many owners might never find it. The rear end of ... ... The Porsche Cayenne Coupé. The Cayenne is already a marginally attractive vehicle, and while the Coupé's fastback styling is an improvement, the back quarters remain a problem. The infotainment system ... ... In the Nissan Titan full-size pickup truck. I quite like the old Titan, and the infotainment setup gets the job done. But it needs to be updated. It could be worse, of course. It could be the infotainment system ... ... In the Nissan Frontier, a midsize pickup. It's an aging design that has been gently upgraded ahead of a new truck, but the infotainment has DNA that seems borrowed from the early 2000s. The mock grille ... ,,, on the Chevy Bolt EV. Electric cars don't need to suck in air to mix with gas to power their engines, so why do they need pretend grilles? The lack of a running board step ... ... On the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. The missing feature made climbing in and out a challenge. While we're at it, although the Gladiator's 3.6-liter V6 is a stalwart ... ... The pop rod for the hood is quite difficult to deploy. The shifter in ... ... The Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder. Awesome car, and many folks like the jet-fighter-inspired shifter. I feel like it was stolen from a Cylon raider. The square infotainment screen in the round central dash ... ... Of the MINI Cooper SE electric. The car is fun to drive, but the ill-fitting screen reminds one that MINIs once had a far more interesting dashboard design, pre-infotainment era. The design of ... ... The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250. It could have been because I don't like white SUVs, but the GLC was blandly forgettable. The 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine ... ... in the Kia Soul GT-Line. The cute ute sends 201 horsepower though a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is terrible. Worse, the motor has rough turbo lag. The dated interior ... ... Of the Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400. Infiniti is losing ground to other luxury sedans due to its reluctance to bring interiors up to speed. The performance of ... ... The Cadillac CT4-V. As a V-car, this Caddy should be something special. But the 2.7-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder doesn't exactly roar to life, and the car doesn't liven up until it hits decent highway speeds.
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SWOOP Analytics has released the world’s largest-ever analysis of Yammer communities, Microsoft’s social network for business, and announced the top performing companies for internal collaboration from around the world.SWOOP Analytics, the world’s leading Enterprise Social Network analysis company, released its findings at SWOOP Chat Chicago today after examining the collaboration behaviors of 98 organizations worldwide, representing more than 1.8 million employees and 15 million Yammer interactions over a six-month period.SWOOP’s 2019 Global Yammer Benchmarking report found Yammer networks have grown and prospered over the past 12 months, despite high adoption of Microsoft Teams.In fact, SWOOP found overall collaboration activity more than triples when both Teams and Yammer are deployed.This independent finding of a growth in Yammer networks follows Microsoft’s unveiling of a redesigned Yammer, which includes new capabilities and integrations with Microsoft 365 tools such as Teams, SharePoint and Outlook.In the report, SWOOP has recognized the world’s top Yammer performers for successful collaboration and presented them with SWOOP Awards for Outstanding Collaborative Performance.
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Back in the day, the company where this pilot fish works has part of its operations on a mainframe — and mostly that’s fine.“The start of the month — running reports from the prior month — was the busiest time,” says fish.“Fortunately, there was enough capacity that only at month-end did the system hit its limits, and sometimes not even then, if things were spaced out a bit.But then some system engineers decide to cut the capacity of the system by half and sell off the units making up the excess capacity.They call this a win-win: The company will rake in some money, and the system will be utilizing more of its capacity more of the time.Fish and the IT operations staff try to explain that this is a spectacular misunderstanding of how the system actually functions, because if a computer system is running at full capacity, it’s not efficient — it’s overloaded.
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Amazons vd Jeff Bezos gick miste om ett jättekontrakt värt 10 miljarder dollar, till följd av sin dåliga relation med president Donald Trump.Det menar Brad Stone, författaren bakom ”Världens största butik - Biografin om Jeff Bezos och Amazon” i en intervju med Digitalpodden.I det senaste avsnittet siar Brad Stone även om när Amazon kan tänkas komma till Sverige på bred front – och hur landets handlare kan påverkas.Julia och Jonas pratar även om att det är ett rekordår för startupinvesteringar i Sverige.De rapporterar också om Epic Games köp av den svenska spelstartupen Quixel från Uppsala.
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Chimpanzees are attacking people in Uganda, part of a disturbing trend going on in the country that has led to crop loss and even death.National Geographic reports that the problem has been going on for several years, citing an incident in 2014 that saw a chimp fatally attack a 2-year-old child, stealing the baby from his mother.She noted that her four young children were with her and as she turned her back to get water, the chimp took her child by the hand and ran off.GREEDY KILLER MONKEYS FOUND EATING LARGE RATS IN MALAYSIA, LEAVING SCIENTISTS 'STUNNED'The child screamed, which caused the other villagers to pay attention and chase after him, but it was too late.“It broke off the arm, hurt him on the head, and opened the stomach and removed the kidneys,” Semata continued, adding that the child died on the way to the local hospital.
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Med 3 700 kvadratmeter grön fasad kan engelska Citicape House slå nytt europeiskt rekord.Det växtbeklädda bygget väntas också bidra till att fånga nio ton koldioxid per år och producera sex ton syre.Det 24 500 kvadratmeter stora och elva våningar höga Citicape House beräknas stå klart i den engelska huvudstaden 2024, och då bland annat rymma hotell, kontor och restaurang.Fasaden ska vara täckt av växter, visar ritningarna från det Londonbaserade arkitektkontoret Sheppard Robson.– På en plats som är så framträdande fanns det en verklig drivkraft att få in lite nya perspektiv på hur man kan ta sig an några av Londons mest akuta miljöfrågor, inklusive luftkvalitet och bullar och dammföroreningar.I stället för att ha en isolerad plätt av grönska, ansåg vi att ett uppslukande och integrerat tillvägagångssätt skulle få den största påverkan på den lokala miljön och skapa en bättre och mer livlig stad, och samtidigt skapa ett tydligt arkitektoniskt budskap, säger Dan Burr, partner på Sheppard Robson i ett uttalande.
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Even if you're not involved in IT management, expect to see changes in everything from how you use your office software to collaborative working.Similarly, successful businesses continue to reinvent themselves, evolving with these new technologies and improving service delivery, adding value, and leveraging competitive advantage.Among the global workforce, many are growing increasingly anxious about the creeping influence that AI and automation will have on their day-to-day working lives, with some even fearing their ultimate replacement by ‘machines’.Amidst all the scaremongering, however, the implementation of AI within the workplace will almost certainly have its greatest impact when it comes to improving business performance, starting by increasing employee productivity tools.Instead of replacing entire roles, the majority of jobs will likely only experience a replacement of certain tasks – and those tasks will be the unrewarding, repetitive ones employees often resent.The technology likely has a place in every organisation, regardless of its size, industry, or IT budget, and those companies that fail to keep up will risk losing out on its benefits and ultimately get left behind.
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Ever since, voice commands have become an increasingly important part of how we interact with our smart home devices.Not only does this 2019 third-gen Dot boast impressive sound for its modest profile, but it also makes helpful information -- such as the time, timers and the outdoor temperature -- easily visible.While there are a lot of Alexa devices to choose from, the Echo Dot with Clock leads with its impressive performance, small footprint and sheer practicality.Between its fast alerts and broad suite of features, such as a built-in siren, color night vision and 12x zoom, the Arlo Pro 3 is our favorite high-end smart cam.You can also view your camera stream on Echo smart displays, although Arlo's previous 7-day free event-based cloud storage option is no longer available, so you'll need to sign up for its monthly plans (starting at $3 per month) to store footage on the cloud.Rather than mounting to a doorframe or somewhere else to the side of your door, the Peephole Cam replaces a traditional peephole.
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in the Schibsted-owned site Bytbil.see, we are the first to report that the bilbolaget find themselves in an emergency situation.According to Bytbil was Skånebolagets problems are well-known to management as of mid-October, when they started accepting pre-orders of our customers.Now the Swedish company has drawn up a trial balance, which shows that it is shareholders ' equity minus 9.4 million, and the company's accountant has skipped off to his duties.as We have in the past been late with payments, which sometimes take place in the young start-ups.to get access To capital is an ongoing process that we have planned for, and that is all because we are still developing and growing,” writes the Unitis director of marketing, Robin Eriksson.He would not specifically comment on the kontrollbalansräkningen, which usually means that the company's cash to dry up badly, or has already been cleared.
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Octopus Interactive, a startup bringing an interactive TV and ad experience into Uber and Lyft rides, has raised a $10.3 million funding round led by Sinclair Digital Group.Backseat TVs mixing show snippets and commercials have become a common part of the taxi experience in New York City and elsewhere.Octopus is offering something of a more interactive version of this concept to rideshare drivers, who can use it to keep their passengers entertained and also earn extra money.Octopus says it provides drivers with tablets that combine games (which can include cash prizes, and can also be sponsored), ride information (like maps and weather) and advertising in a 13-minute loop.Even if the passenger doesn’t win anything, this could help keep them occupied during a long ride, which could lead to higher driver ratings.And if the passenger isn’t interested, they can just mute the screen.
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Airbnb intends to verify every single listing on its platform by the end of next year, a major policy shift meant to increase trust and safety following a shooting at a rental that killed five and a report about scammers taking advantage of renters.All hosts and listings will be reviewed as part of the process, with the goal of making sure that hosts are who they say they are, photos and information are accurate, and the locations meet safety standards.“We’re going to make sure that we can stand behind every single listing, every single host,” Chesky said.Verification doesn’t mean that Airbnb will be sending inspectors to every single home and apartment listed on the site, however.Instead, verification will be done through a mixture of company and community monitoring.As part of that, Airbnb will start asking guests to answer more questions about the places they’ve stayed, so that the company can get updates on whether listing details are correct.
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Google is building a new ad-blocker for Chrome that will specifically target ads that use too many system resources.Chrome is notoriously RAM-hungry, which can result in sluggish performance, but the blame doesn't lie entirely with the browser – sometimes ads can be responsible for sites slowing to a crawl.As 9to5Google explains, Chrome's developers are working on a tool that will address this problem by not loading 'heavy ads' that put excessive demands on the user's device.The tool was first mentioned in a message from a Chromium developer, and Google has now published a short guide explaining it further, and defining exactly what is meant by 'heavy'.According to the guide, ads will be blocked if they use the main processor thread for more than 60 seconds in total, use the main thread for more than 15 seconds in any 30-second window, or use more than 4MB network bandwidth to load resources.Any ad that's blocked will be replaced with an error message explaining why Chrome has removed it.
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