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The annual flagship rugged smartphone Ulefone Armor 9 with thermal imaging camera has launched a while ago already. Now is this powerful rugged beast currently ... The post Ulefone Armor 9 global presales launched on Banggood appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Influencer Dashboard, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here. Before we get started, I wanted to remind you to mark your calendars for a digital event I'm hosting on Wednesday, August 5 at 11 a.m. ET on how influencers are earning money in 2020 with YouTube creators Shelby Church, Ruby Asabor, and Katy Bellotte. Sign up for the event here. And now, to the news!  Social-media platforms like Triller and Instagram are taking steps to lure creators away from TikTok as they aim to become more competitive in the short-form video category. My colleague Dan Whateley wrote about Triller's new hire, 18-year-old TikTok star Josh Richards, who will serve as chief strategy officer as the platform looks to raise $250 million in new funding. Two of Richards' friends and content collaborators — Griffin Johnson, 21, and Noah Beck, 19 — will also join Triller as advisors and equity shareholders. The three previously worked and lived together as members of a TikTok creator collective called Sway LA. But don't expect them to stop posting on TikTok. "We aren't going to stop right away posting on TikTok because we want to be able to migrate our audience over from TikTok to Triller," Richards said. Read the full post, here. How to create Instagram Stories with high engagement and reach Britney Turner, a lifestyle Instagram influencer and a content creator coach, works with other creators on how to land brand deals and pitch themselves. One thing she has seen in the past few months is that brands want to incorporate more Instagram Stories into their agreements with creators. My colleague Sydney Bradley spoke with Turner who shared her tips for growth in reach and engagement on Instagram Stories.  "I advise five to eight story slides filled with impactful content," Turner said. "If you want to share longer-form content (i.e. a day in the life, clothing haul, a routine, etc.), I'd say limit your stories to 15 to 20 slides. Anything past this will cause drop off unless you're adding value." Read the full post on using Instagram Stories for business, here.  Meet the team helping Dixie D'Amelio launch a music career  TikTok star Dixie D'Amelio recently released her first single, "Be Happy," under a new family-owned label, DAM FAM Recordings, and the song reached over 1 million Spotify streams within its first weekend. I spoke with the D'Amelio family's comanagers about developing a song with Dixie and their plans to work with more talent on music going forward.  D'Amelio and her internet-famous family aren't betting on an established record label for her introduction into the music industry. Instead, they are counting on the massive fanbase their family has built across social media.  For Dixie, the launch of her new song is the start of a larger strategy, said Barbara Jones, who comanages the family and is the founder of Outshine Talent. Read more about the team launching Dixie's music career, here.  TikTok influencers say they're making tens of thousands of dollars by promoting apps Most TikTok creators don't rely on the app's built-in monetization features, and instead, they've turned to outside brand deals, paid song integrations, and more recently, app marketing to earn money.  "I started doing apps around four weeks ago, and it was a gamechanger," said Reagan Yorke, a 19-year-old college student who was recently paid tens of thousands of dollars to promote the group video chat app Bunch to her 2.5 million TikTok followers. Dan wrote that Yorke worked with the app-marketing company Yoke, which provided her with a tracking link to add to her TikTok bio that would give her credit for any app installs she drove from her account.  "I literally posted it right before I went to sleep," Yorke said. "I woke up the next day and I had like $20,000 in my account, so I was just like, is this real?" Read more about how TikTok influencers are making money with app promotions, here.  More creator industry coverage from Business Insider:  Instagram news Instagram and TikTok are becoming powerful tools to drive sales for clothes sellers on the app Poshmark. We broke down the major Instagram metrics that brands are tracking to measure success, like post "saves," which are sometimes referred to as "super likes." YouTube news 15 YouTube creators share the most money they've made from a single video. 6 media startups built around influencers and digital creators that are set to surge this year. YouTube creators break down their exact monthly incomes from the platform, from under $600 to over $140,000. TikTok news How a media brand that started on Snapchat is trying to replicate its success on TikTok. An influencer management company is looking to spend between $5 million and $8 million on a new TikTok content house. Creator Spotlight: Sonja Lauren I spoke with fashion and fitness influencer Sonja Lauren on her YouTube channel (17,000 subscribers) and growing a social-media business.  A year ago, Lauren learned that she could be making money as a micro influencer through the ads that play in her videos, sponsorships, and affiliate marketing. She had originally created her YouTube channel in 2012, but she didn't post videos consistently until six months ago, she said. "There's been a big jump in my channel from six months to now, in terms of my following," Lauren said. "For me, my most viewed video is actually a video on weight gain and how you can grow your butt through working out. That's the video that got me a lot of subscribers."  Lauren treats her YouTube channel as a side hustle, but wants to pursue her digital business as a full-time career one day, she said. "I'm also in school and I work, but I think if you really want something you just make time for it," she said. Lauren shared her tips for starting out and growing a YouTube channel. Here's what she said:  "Be consistent. Drop videos every week and make the time for it. It looks easy, but it takes hours of editing and time." "I get emails from various companies who want me to include a product in a video. Make sure to go back and forth with a brand and negotiate what you deserve. I'm my own manager for now, pitching brands and responding to emails. I don't accept every offer, only the ones that I genuinely believe in." "Ask yourself, are you willing to work for free for your dream until you get to the point where you can make this into a main occupation?"  Check out her YouTube channel here. This week from Insider's digital culture team:  Black Reddit moderators are hoping for stricter policies that make spaces safe (by Margot Harris) Sexual misconduct allegations show sexism in the gaming industry (by Rachel Greenspan) Gabbie Hanna says YouTube has fostered a toxic environment (by Kat Tenbarge)  5 Egyptian women were sentenced to 2 years in prison for TikTok videos (by Palmer Haasch) Here's what else we're reading and watching: The challenge of breaking up TikTok from tech giant ByteDance (by Juro Osawa, Yunan Zhang, and Amir Efrati, from The Information) Why women are posting black-and-white selfies on Instagram (by Taylor Lorenz, from The New York Times) A deep dive into Shane Dawson's YouTube history: (by D'Angelo Wallace, on YouTube) Influencer Arielle Charnas got a loan PPP loan of up to $350,000: (by Emily Smith, from Page Six)  Thanks for reading! Send me your tips, comments, or questions: [email protected] Subscribe to the newsletter here.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Pathologists debunk 13 coronavirus myths
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The OnePlus Nord will be available for pre-booking a week before it will go on open sale in India.
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(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) Elisa Riedo, professor at the New York University (NYU) Tandon school of Engineering led an international team that used thermal scanning probe lithography (t-SPL) to fabricate state-of-the-art "p-n junctions" on a single atomic layer of molybdeunum disulfide (MoS2) a transition metal dichalcogenide. The work, 'Spatial defects nanoengineering for bipolar conductivity in MoS2,' appears in Nature Communications.
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Nowhere is safe from light pollution, not even space.
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(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the North Atlantic Ocean, it gathered water vapor data on Tropical Storm Gonzalo as tropical storm warnings, a tropical storm watch, and hurricane watch were posted.
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API dev kit remained modified for hours, says source Exclusive  Twilio today confirmed one or more miscreants sneaked into its unsecured cloud storage systems and modified a copy of the JavaScript SDK used by its customers.…
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From horsepower to cameras and more, here's what the OnePlus Nord delivers on paper.
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It trades speed and build for a lower price, but keeps the full-frame power
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Zoom has launched its first home video-calling product, a dedicated display with a trio of cameras intended to make social isolation – and working from home – a little easier to bear. DTEN ME, a collaboration with the videoconferencing company and manufacturer DTEN, is a 27-inch touchscreen that tries to do some of what Facebook Portal promised, only without the … Continue reading
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Four years ago the EC ruled Ireland broke the rules by letting Apple get away with paying hardly any tax. Now a European court has overturned that decision.
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Commissioner can impose a general fine on top of administrative fines of between $20,000 and $100,000, lawyer says
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Scientists are learning more about how big birds take advantage of air currents.
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OnePlus isn’t just bringing the new Nord affordable smartphone to the party, but a new set of earbuds that addresses one of the biggest requests from users. The new OnePlus Buds will be the company’s first truly wireless earphones, the company has confirmed today. OnePlus has offered wireless headphones for some time now, most recently in the form of the … Continue reading
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What’s happening in Detroit should be a wakeup call for the nation. We can’t stop police violence without ending police surveillance.
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This week, Basecamp launched a new, free tier of its project management software, which it calls Basecamp Personal.Basecamp was originally designed for small businesses, offering handy features like chat, an internal message board, group to-dos, a shared schedule, and more, all in one place.Typically, though, it costs $99 per month, which could be prohibitively expensive if you’re just looking for something to help manage tasks in your personal life or with a smaller group of people.Basecamp says Basecamp Personal is designed “specifically for freelancers, students, families, and personal projects,” and with it, you can make spaces for up to three projects, work on these projects with up to 20 users, and store up to one gigabyte of data in those projects.The new tier seems to put Basecamp in direct competition with free tiers from other project management tools like Asana and Trello, as well as workplace chat software like Slack and Microsoft Teams.I tried signing up for Basecamp Personal, and it was very easy.
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WeWork added a record number of desks in the third quarter, showcasing ousted CEO Adam Neumann's high-growth strategy, per an earnings presentation reviewed by Business Insider.Companies with more than 500 employees continue to make up a bigger share of WeWork's overall member base, a major focus for the company's new leadership.WeWork went in to hyper-growth in the third quarter, according to an earnings presentation, in what could be the last of the office company's big expansion periods as it tries to stabilize.WeWork didn't include a cash-flow statement in the presentation, but its cash balance, including both restricted and unrestricted cash, declined by about $1 billion in the period, according to the document, dropping from about $3 billion at the end of June to $2 billion at the end of September.It ended the third quarter with less than $1.2 billion in unrestricted cash.WeWork filed to go public in mid-August, delaying the IPO a month later after investors balked at the company's corporate governance and valuation.
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A perfect rugged phone should own perfect water resistance, dust resistance and drop resistance.Last time, Ulefone’s annual flagship rugged phone Armor 7 has proven its perfect drop resistance, as solid as a rock.Today, Ulefone revealed a video on YouTube to show its water resistance.A test video of the entire test process can be found below.n the video, the Armor 7 survived all kinds of tests it was put through, including water washing, rain splashing, dipping in the sea, scouring by water on the beach, etc.. After all these tortures, it still works perfectly.So, you don’t have to worry about dropping the phone inside the water accidentally.
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In fact, the Moto G7 is our current pick for the best budget phone available today.Now Lenovo-owned Motorola is back with the first of its G8 range of devices.The Moto G8 Plus is another capable inexpensive smartphone from Motorola, and honestly it’s been a pleasure to use.On paper, it’s hard to get too excited about the specs of the Moto G8 Plus, especially since they’re so similar to the Moto G7 Plus from earlier this year.Its LCD screen is a fraction of an inch bigger at 6.3 inches rather than the G7 Plus’ 6.2 inches, but it’s still a 1080p affair with a small teardrop notch up top.You still get a 3.5mm headphone jack, though, which is always appreciated.
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Today, Apple released a minor update for the operating systems running on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.Labeled iOS 13.2.2 (or iPadOS 13.2.2 for the iPad), the key bullet point in this update is a fix for a widely reported (and apparently RAM-management-related) bug in iOS 13 that saw apps quitting and losing their state while running in the background.Everything you need to know about iOS and iPadOS 13.2All the other changes listed for this update are bug fixes as well.Issues addressed include multiple problems with cellular service and reception, corrupted emails when using S/MIME encryption, a charging problem when using YubiKey accessories, and a bug involving Kerberos authentication in Safari.Here are Apple's release notes for iOS 13.2.2.
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Researchers at Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences developed a model of myocardial infarction using cardiomyocytes differentiated from human induced pluripotent stem cells.The journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications published the study, with Ken Takahashi, Ph.D., as corresponding author, and Wei Heng, MSc., a graduate student in the Naruse Lab, as first author.To date, laboratory animals such as mouse have been used to model diseases including myocardial infarction.However, there have been concerns about difference in characteristics of cardiomyocytes e.g.heart rate and action of drugs, based on the difference of gene expression between laboratory animals and human.Using this model, researchers can evaluate the extent of myocardial tissue damage by microscope morphologically, and by measuring injury-marker proteins and analyzing contractility and its synchroneity from recorded movie quantitatively.
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Major shareholders of Reebonz, a once rising luxury ecommerce marketplace that has struggled in recent years, have been looking to sell most or all of their shareholdings to the public market, the company’s public filings show.Shareholders that are offloading their shares include co-founder and CEO Samuel Lim, Vertex Ventures, GGV Capital, Mediacorp, Matrix Partners, Intel Capital, and OCBC Bank.It is unclear what’s the expected upside for retail investors that snap up equity from these shareholders.However, in September, Lim said that the company would double down on its marketplace business, which has less operational overheads compared to its mainstay inventory model.“We expect to turn the corner on growth later in the second half of the year or early next year, once we are able to see the results of the capital deployed.The startup had borrowed heavily to sustain its operations even as it shrank.
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Adobe is previewing a bunch of experimental features that could one day come to its apps, including several that use AI to manipulate images and audio.The features were revealed during Adobe’s Sneaks event last night at the company’s annual Max creativity conference, and this year, the features made heavy use of the Adobe’s Sensei AI platform.Sneaks is where apps like Adobe Fresco and features like content-aware fill were first previewed, so there’s a good chance that some of these tools may appear in a Creative Cloud app near you in the future.Among the experiments was a feature called Go Figure, which automatically tracks a person’s movement and can translate that into quick animations.Check out the videos below to see which features might be worth looking forward to and which ones should make you cower in fear of the growing power of AI.You can also read the Adobe blog for a full list of the features.
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If you have children and an Alexa device, they probably know how to ask the robot to play their favorite songs at breakfast.Photo by Chris Welch / The VergeFor me, the answer is a clear “no.” I started using an Echo speaker not long after it became available in the UK, and after messing around with some lackluster skills on Amazon’s haunted house of an app store, I quickly settled on a few key use cases: playing music and radio, setting timers, and occasionally asking about the weather and Wikipedia-level trivia.Years later, I still have an Echo, and I still use it for the exact same tasks.But like many users, I’ve learned that posing any trickier queries is asking for trouble.It’s sold more than 100 million Echo devices, integrated Alexa with 85,000 smart home products, and its app store now boasts over 100,000 skills.
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Cloud storage provider Dropbox has announced the improvement and addition of another 12 Extensions for popular services, enabling its users to directly access those services within the Dropbox platform.The new Extensions join ones launched by the company last year, including apps for Gmail, Adobe, and similar popular services.Dropbox Extensions are simple tools within the platform that enable users to directly open files in the app they want.A PDF, for example, can be directly opened with Adobe within the Dropbox app by clicking a drop-box menu and selecting the Extension.The Extensions are intended to make it easier to electronically sign documents and more.In an announcement on Thursday, Dropbox revealed that it has added and improved another dozen Extensions.
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If your Apple Watch isn't pairing with your iPhone, there are a number of ways you can fix the connection.If all else fails, you can fully reset your Apple Watch, wiping your data and almost certainly allowing you to pair your iPhone again — just make sure you backup your watch before doing this.If your smartwatch is not pairing with your smartphone, you'll want to connect it as soon as possible.Check out the products mentioned in this article:Apple Watch Series 5 (From $399 at Best Buy)iPhone 11 (From $699.99 at Best Buy)
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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.As a kid, I watched a lot of The Jetsons and was fascinated by how they could control their high-tech homes with a press of a button or by simple voice commands.Thankfully, because of smartphones, AI assistants, and IoT devices, we can now easily do that as well.That’s why if you’re wondering about getting started on the smart home journey, I have the perfect deal for you.The Amazon Echo Dot (third gen) bundled with LIFX smart bulb bundle is selling for just $35, instead of $70.The third-gen smart speaker can be a great bedside buddy with timely reminders and alarms.
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Last year, Facebook began clamping down on ‘inappropriate content‘ by banning discussion around “sexual preference,” “sexual roles,” “breasts,” and “buttocks” on the site.The tech giant has now quietly updated its policies, under the guise of preventing “sexual solicitation,” and now restricts solicitation involving “sexual emoji or emoji strings” and nudity “including long shots of fully nude butts” — further restricting the type of posts sex workers and NSFW artists are allowed to share.Lust paired her interest in female sexuality with filmmaking to create diverse and realistic porn movies from the female perspective without degrading women or playing into stereotypical gender roles.But promoting her work on social media has been a struggle.For people who already followed me, I would be listed tenth on the list when searching with my username.”At the time, Instagram allegedly denied that it shadow-banned Lust’ account.
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Kanske går du omkring med en idé som kan förbättra processer på ditt företag, men är osäker på hur du ska gå till väga?Många arbetsgivare vet att bra idéer kan komma från medarbetare på alla nivåer men det gör det inte alltid lättare att uttrycka dem, särskilt inte om du har en junior roll och är rädd att göra ett misstag.Men de unga mjukvaru-ingenjörerna Shelby Cohen och Katie Levy vid företaget Intuit i Kalifornien visar att det går att få igenom en idé genom att jobba målmedvetet.De lyckades införa ett nytt programmeringsspråk inom det ingenjörstäta företaget för att utvecklarna i stället skulle kunna fokusera på att skapa värde för kunderna.I en artikel i Forbes tipsar de om hur förändringsidéer kan drivas igenom även i stora företagsstrukturer:I början av ett yrkesliv väljer många ofta att vara i ett inlärningsläge i stället för att dela med sig av sin egen kunskap, och utbilda medarbetare på alla nivåer.
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