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Through the fund, Bezos gave nearly $100 million to 24 nonprofits working to combat family homelessness in the US.Now, he's leaving millions of dollars at the discretion of each charity, Recode reported.Typically, funders are stringent with their donations, restricting how the money can be spent and asking for quarterly updates.Bezos' unconventional, laissez-faire approach to philanthropy could garner criticism, but the charities he is serving are both baffled and delighted.Bezos launched the $2 billion Bezos Day One Fund in September 2018.Typically, funders are stringent with their donations to nonprofit charities, restricting how the money can be allocated and asking for quarterly updates.
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Part of Moscow’s main ring road became a fiery mess after a Tesla Model 3 crashed into the back of a tow truck and exploded twice on the evening of Saturday, August 10.The driver and two of his children miraculously escaped the wreck with only minor injuries.Details about the accident and the subsequent explosions are still trickling in.Investigators say Russian businessman Alexey Tretyakov was behind the wheel of his Model 3 when it slammed into a parked tow truck at about 62 mph.Early reports claimed Tretyakov and the two children sitting in the back were severely injured, but Reuters learned the driver merely broke his leg during the accident, while his kids suffered little more than bruises, which is impressive.Video footage posted by Instagram user Gagorun shows the electric sedan engulfed in flames behind the tow truck it hit.
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Following Airtel and Vodafone’s lead, Idea Cellular has now revised its Rs 348 plan to offer double the data (1GB) along with unlimited local and STD calling.This pack comes with a validity of 28 days, much like the other networks.This particular plan is eligible to work with 4G handsets, appealing to a vast number of customers.This brings Idea on par with networks like Airtel and Vodafone, who have an eerily similar plan to offer, albeit for a marginally lesser price.Given the kind of competition that Jio is throwing at Indian carriers, it’s imperative that the networks do something to get themselves back on track.BSNL, which is virtually non-existent in metro cities, also has its own set of data plans similar to these.
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We’re mere hours away from Samsung’s 2019 Galaxy Unpacked event, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Pacific (4 p.m. Eastern) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.Samsung is all but certain to announce new flagships in its long-running Note series, but there might a few surprises in store.The Galaxy Note10 is no mystery — indeed, Samsung launched an early access reservation system in select countries last week, including the U.S. (It’s offering up to $450 off the asking price with the trade-in of eligible phones.)Moreover, countless leaks over the past several months have painted a pretty good picture of what to expect from this afternoon’s press conference.Follow along with us here and on Twitter: @VentureBeat.Samsung is expected to debut two Note-branded smartphones instead of one this time around: the Note10 and Note10+.
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Getting a software licenses for great prices is not as hard as in the past and we are of course always trying to help with pinpointing some of the interesting sales out there.And today we have for you exactly one of these with the special software key sales from the Mmorc.com website.You can get also an extra discount with a discount coupon for our readers GIZH for 26% off.So let’s take a look at what they have in stock for today.Let’s start with the Featured category from the Mmorc website containing all the necessary Microsoft products for your easy computer life.Windows 10 Pro Key for just $11.31
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Industry’s first adaptable accelerator card with PCIe 4.0 supportUS chipmaker Xilinx has released a new data centre accelerator card that has been designed to fit into standard PCIe server slots and run on any server.The company describes it as the “first adaptable compute, network and storage accelerator card built for any server, any cloud.”The FGPA-based card can be used to turbocharge workloads like electronic financial trading, financial risk modelling, video transcoding or machine learning.It is currently being sampled now by OEMs, with qualifications in place.General availability is anticipated later in Q3, 2019.
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And you fly around in an airship, toting magic and firearms and practicing technomancy.The technology part is not limited to guns, but [it] also involves a mixture of technology and magic, where the magic component is forcefully combined through technomancy,” Event Horizon founder Krzysztof Monkiewicz said over email.“Humans harvest magic/mana from the native people of the world [the Old Races].This mix also gives us a lot of freedom with classes, skills and equipment, as we are not limited to only typical fantasy or D classes.“Tower of Time had a bit of a post-apocalyptic vibe, where the player was discovering the grim history of the world throughout the game.“The player can decide to take an easier path, at least in the beginning, of being ‘bad’ and following their desires by taking whatever they want, even from the poor and innocent.
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Last week, a Fortnite streamer named Tyler “Ninja” Blevins made a surprising announcement: he revealed that he’s leaving Twitch, a platform on which he has more than 14 million followers, to begin streaming on Mixer full time.Mixer is, of course, Microsoft’s own game streaming platform, and it isn’t nearly as popular as Twitch is in terms of traffic.In short, having Ninja come over to Mixer is a huge boon for Microsoft, and it’s likely the two entities stuck a very attractive deal (for Ninja at least) to make the switch happen.There’s no lack of popular streamers on Twitch, but Ninja was among the biggest, so one has to wonder how Twitch is handling Ninja’s departure.It seems that Twitch might be just a little salty about the whole ordeal.Twitch is apparently assuming that there will be a lot of very confused people who missed Ninja’s announcement and come looking for him to be livestreaming on Twitch, only to find nothing but an inactive profile.
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The £500 countdown clock Boris Johnson has bought for his office wall is ticking.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath 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.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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Det var försommaren 2011 och det började smått pratas om en ny fotoapp som hette Instagram.Den hade bara funnits i sju månader och det skulle dröja ytterligare ett år innan Facebook köpte upp bolaget för 7 miljarder kronor från grundarna Kevin Systrom och Mike Krieger.Inspirerad av bloggplattformar som Tumblr promenerade jag och en vän till skogen en svensk sommarkväll.Snart behövde jag inte längre ”boosta” mina bilder med fejkkonton för att de skulle synas för alla Instagram-användare.Då hade Instagram 40 miljoner användare – idag över 1 miljard konton.Numera hör det till vanligheterna att kändisar har lika många följare som ett mindre europeiskt land.
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Super Cali 'leccy bikes are proving quite atrocious, even though the biz insists they really quite precociousLyft has pulled its entire electric bike fleet from the streets of San Francisco and two other Bay Area cities after a number of cases of exploding batteries.Pictures shared on social media of burnt out bikes clearly reveal that the bike's battery – conveniently located close to riders' crotches – is to blame.In one pic of an e-bike docked in its official station on a main road in San Francisco, the battery has burst apart and splattered its contents over the bike, sidewalk, and charging station.There have been at least two other cases of battery fires in this little ol' corner of the United States: on Wednesday, a passerby reported seeing another one of the bikes catch fire, again in San Francisco, and last week a burning bike was reported on a university campus in Berkeley.Lyft, a upstart better known for its car sharing service, confirmed that the sudden disappearance of roughly 1,000 e-bikes on Thursday morning was due to a recall.
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It’s summer and you know what that means: Getting a tan on the beach while drinking your favorite drink, endless outdoor sports and activities, and nights out by a bonfire.One such speaker is the old-but-gold JBL Xtreme.Save $90 and get it for $210 instead of its original price of $300.The JBL Xtreme was released four years ago, but that doesn’t mean it can’t compete with its newer contemporaries.It has an ergonomic cylindrical shape, a trait that it shares with most JBL speakers.The speaker is covered in black mesh fabric (it comes in other colors as well, including blue, red, and camouflage) that provides additional waterproofing.
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Landlines and VoIPs at home still help people across the country communicate with each other, even with the great improvements in mobile phone technology and services.You can get this phone adaptor on Amazon today for the discounted price of $20.Amazon’s huge 43% price slash makes it even more affordable than it’s previous 30% discount.All these are possible with the Amazon Echo Connect.Some of the people who benefit the most from this technology are the elderly and those with physical limitations.Several verified users on Amazon reported getting the Echo Connect to allow their family members freedom to make calls hands-free.
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AWS and DevOps are two of the hottest tickets in the tech industry, so becoming a certified specialist is a good way to launch your tech career.It’s a good time to start training too, because the AWS and DevOps Certification Training is subject to a big price drop right now.AWS and DevOps may not be familiar to you yet, but they’re revolutionizing the ways apps are deployed in the cloud.DevOps engineers are the masterminds of tech projects.They make the life of the developers easier by improving and streamlining processes, thereby saving thousands of dollars.There’s every chance these software teams are going to be working on Amazon Web Services (AWS) too.
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Just over a week before its expected arrival, images/renders of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 have surfaced online.While there have been a couple of unofficial renders, the Active 2 smartwatch this time has been spotted on the FCC database, complete with images.The wearable has the SM-R830 model number, and is classified as a “Smart Wearable”.The listing confirms the Galaxy Watch active 2 will come in two variant – one made of aluminum, the other of stainless steel.Both are encased in a circular 40mm watch body.Though there are indications it could also come in a larger 44mm variant and perhaps another with LTE support.
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Around the world, there are a plethora of mid-range smartphone options available.Cheap phones that still don’t skimp on specs and features are on offer from companies such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and more.Over the past year, though, we’ve seen cheaper options from Apple, Samsung, and even Google, in the form of the Apple iPhone XR, Samsung Galaxy S10e, and the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL.While we wouldn’t call these “cheap phones” (aside from the Pixel 3a, which is definitely cheap), they certainly are less expensive than their higher-end counterparts.It’s almost as if people want to spend less money on phones.Yesterday, Google posted its financial results for the previous quarter.
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In a heavily redacted report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee today says Russians targeted election systems in all 50 US states ahead of the 2016 elections.This shows a much larger impact than previous reports (which separately noted that 21 states, and then 39 states were affected) as targets of the Russian interference.Michael Daniel, the cybersecurity coordinator for the Obama administration, told the committee in August 2016 that Russians had “attempted to intrude in all 50 states.” The suspicion was confirmed by an intelligence report in 2018.This was echoed in a joint report published in April by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security, which stated Russian hackers may have tried to infiltrate all US states in the run-up to the 2016 elections.The committee said Russian actors had demonstrated “an unprecedented level of activity against election infrastructure” in Illinois and Arizona.They were also said to be in “position to delete or change voter data” in the former state.
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Kids and video games ruled YouTube during the first week of 2019, according to an analysis of high-subscriber channels and they videos they posted during that time period by Pew Research Center.Pew used its own custom mapping technique to compile a list of YouTube channels with 250,000 or more subscribers as of late 2018, identifying 43,770 of those channels, and it then analyzed the videos uploaded by those channels during the first week of 2019.The channels studied by Pew posted nearly 250,000 videos during the first seven days of the year, for a total of 48,486 hours of content.A small share of the channels analyzed by Pew was behind the bulk of the content produced during that time period, as the researcher found that 10% of the channels it studied produced 70% of the group’s videos.Pew also conducted a separate analysis of the 37,079 English-only videos posted by channels in its study group, in which human coders determined the primary category or theme for each video and examined keywords that were used in their titles and descriptions to determine which were widely used and generated higher view counts.Videos targeted toward children or featuring children under the age of 13 proved to be popular in this group, and Pew found that videos intended for kids tended to be longer, to tally more views and to come from channels with larger numbers of subscribers than those targeting general audiences.
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BMW has a new SUV that is coming to market according to images that have turned up online.The vehicle is called the BMW Urban X, and it is said to be the smallest SUV that BMW has.The preview images show a small SUV that looks much like the other SUVs in the BMW catalog.BMW is targeting the Audi Q2 with the Urban X and with the smaller SUV, BMW is said to be aiming at the affordable, compact crossover segment.BMW is doing well in the SUV market right now with 45% of its sales in the first half of 2019 being SUVs.That marks a gain of over 10% since the same period of 2018.
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“We avoided potential outages when AWS Chatbot alerted us of elevated error rates on a load balancer”Amazon has launched an AWS Chatbot that acts an interactive agent for IT teams seeking to monitor resources across the sprawling AWS ecosystem.A key feature of the beta release chatbot is that it can be integrated into Slack or Amazon Chime chat rooms, into which it will send security or resource alerts.AWS said the chatbot will alert users to “operational incidents and other events from supported sources, such as operational alarms, security alerts, or budget deviations.”AWS is pushing hard to improve UX: last month the company announced that users will no longer face the unpleasant surprise of being told they have hit their service limits at an inopportune moment, releasing a new tool for users to view and manage the resource quotas, which are intended to protect users from unintentional spend.The move comes as its sprawling service begin to overwhelm even dedicated experts, with AWS consultants saying they spend considerable time in AWS-specific community Slack groups and reading AWS-specific newsletters to stay abreast.
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the LG affirms Homekit - in the Morning 2 support on Thursday 25th July.to Update to support Homekit and in the Morning to 2 in the LG tv sets will start to be rolled out as of this week, writes to LG, in a press release.Update as of Thursday, the 25th of July and will be rolled out to more than 140 countries, at the same time, Sweden should have a fair chance to participate in the first round of the election.the LG notes that the update will require the user to have at least IOS 12.4 installed on an Iphone or Ipad in order to be able to use the new features.for the Full list of All the televisions that get the Airplay, the 2-in support in 2019.in the past, LG has also stated that only the tv-sets from the start of 2019, will bring an update.
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There are less expensive alternatives from brands like Fitbit, Garmin and Samsung that, like the Apple Watch, can track workouts and get notifications.One of the cheapest Apple Watch alternatives is the $80 Amazfit Bip.Apple Watch wins at design, Bip wins at facesWhen it comes to design, there's no contest: the Apple Watch is a premium smartwatch and it looks much more elegant on the wrist than the Bip.But the Amazfit Bip is no slouch when it comes to customization.Apart from choosing one of four colors, there's also a huge variety of third-party watch faces available (unlike the Apple Watch, although more first-party faces are coming in watchOS 6).
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As the ways we consume content multiply and change, media creators are hard pressed to adapt their methods to take advantage.Short-form audio and video news is one growing but labor-intensive niche — and Agolo aims to help automate the process, pulling in the AP as a client and Microsoft, Google, and Tensility as investors.But its stories, while spare as a rule, are rarely concise enough to be read aloud by a virtual assistant when its user asks “what’s the big news this morning?” As a result, AP editors and writers manually put together scores or hundreds of short versions of stories every day specifically for audio consumption and other short-form contexts.Even so it isn’t as easy as it sounds, explained Agolo co-founder and CEO Sage Wohns.We never want to change the language, but we can shorten the sentence.”That’s a risk with algorithmic summarizing, of course: that in “summarizing” a sentence you change its meaning.
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Even if you're not a truck fan, the prospect of a battery electric Ford F-150 is appealing.The F-150 is the nation's best-selling light vehicle with more than 1.1 million sold in 2018, so it would be a good thing if some of those future sales were variants that didn't need to pump out buckets of CO2 every day.To do that, Ford not only needs a competent electric powertrain, it also has to convince some of its customers that dropping the internal combustion engine isn't a downgrade.Which is probably why the company just released video of a prototype BEV F-150 towing more than a million pounds (453,592kg).Linda Zhang, chief engineer for the electric F-150, used one of the prototypes to pull 10 double-decker train cars carrying 42 2019 F-150s over a distance of more than 1,000 feet (300m).Until now, the heaviest thing pulled by a BEV for a publicity stunt was probably a Qantas Boeing 787 weighing 286,600lbs (130,000kg), which was pulled by a Tesla Model X in 2018.
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Huawei just caught a break in the UK after the government postponed a decision on whether to exclude the Chinese firm from the country's 5G networks.Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright was expected to announce the government's position on Huawei during his telecoms supply chain review on Monday, but instead said the UK government is "not yet in a position" to make a decision.Wright said this was because of a lack of clarity on the part of the US government as to the implications of its trade ban on Huawei.Huawei Vice President Victor Zhang said Wright's announcement gave the company "confidence" that it can continue to work in the UK.Huawei has just massively benefited from President Trump's fudging on a US trade ban.The UK government was due to announce its official position on allowing Huawei's equipment into the country's 5G networks on Monday, but instead it decided to postpone the judgement.
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On July 16, Adweek convened some of the most powerful women in media and advertising.Check out the best shots from the event as well as Adweek’s upcoming events, if you want in on the action.(L. to r.) Shyama Puliyanda, senior director, Kantar; Mandy Rico, global director, Inclusion Index; Kantar’s Anas Ghazi, head of growth, and Alice Thompson, head of inclusion, equity and diversity, North America.Former PepsiCo execs Dawn Hudson, Lori Marcus, Angelique Bellmer Krembs and Cie Nicholson.Jillian Mercado, IMG Models and disabilities advocate, with Lisa Granatstein, editor, svp, programming, Adweek.Attendees enjoying the kombucha from GT’s Living Foods.
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Last year’s ASUS ROG Phone felt like one of the first gaming phones that actually made sense.Instead of sticking with a 90Hz refresh rate, Asus selected an OLED screen with an even faster 120Hz refresh rate, which is the first of its kind among phones and apes the trend towards more responsive displays we’ve seen on gaming PCs.The screen also features a touch sampling rate of 240Hz for more accurate input recognition, which, according to Asus, is four times more sensitive than the 85Hz and 87Hz sample rates seen on the OnePlus 7 Pro and Galaxy S10.However, by default, the screen is only set to 60Hz to help save power.But using the phone’s settings, you can select specific apps to run at higher refresh rates, so you can still maximise the screen’s performance when you need it, without reducing the phone’s endurance when you don’t.Then on the inside, Asus combined a whopping 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage with Qualcomm’s recently announced Snapdragon 855 Plus chip, which not only sports higher clock speeds than the standard Snapdragon 855, the processor also has its own set of special set of gaming features such as Qualcomm’s Game Jank Reducer and Game Fast Loader.
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Mobile phone users in the UK have the opportunity to save more money thanks to new measures announced by communications regulator Ofcom.It's seeking to do this by with new rules that make it easier to buy a handset and a tariff separately so you can save money in the long run.It's also urging networks to automatically switch customers who are out-of-contract to cheaper SIM only deals.Right now an estimated whopping two million people are using their phone on a contract that's run its course.The new rules now mean they must be alerted by their network operator and given options to show how they could save money by changing contract – even more protections are heading your way.The proposed rules aim to help customers see more clearly what they're going to be paying before committing to a contract.
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Bitdefender 2020 of the series, as it is called, will be amended to provide increased protection at a time of rising crime rates on the internet.these Updates are for bitdefender's security suite aimed at consumers, and include the protection of a sophisticated on-line attacks, the protection of privacy to all, for the curious, the advertisers on the network, and protection against programs that are out there to steal your data or even your identity.Among the new features there is also a browser anti-tracking for both Mac OS and Windows, a feature that is a list of all the cookies, and the ”story” that was planted by the websites.the user can then get information about which third-party companies that try to collect information on your browsing activity.the Web server and the mikrofonskydd will also be improved, as well as enhanced parental controls that, among other things, provides skärmtidskontroller.If the prices are changed as a result of these updates, we have no information about that at this point.
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Two years ago, Lime was a great addition to guacamole, rather than a sidewalk.At the same time, I wrote a series of four articles on the latest transport technologies, and the waves they would create with perspectives focused on the impact on retail, commercial real-estate, short-haul travel and hyperloop.Over the past two years the landscape has consolidated and the players are arguing what’s possible.Driverless cars haven’t managed to achieve some of the targets that were being set for the technology two years ago.Tesla’s founder and chief, Elon Musk, feels that Teslas will leapfrog Waymo with an upgrade in 2020 that will make more than a million cars fully autonomous.“By the middle of next year, we’ll have over a million Tesla cars on the road with full self-driving hardware, feature complete, at a reliability level that we would consider that no one needs to pay attention.” My excitement is tempered by the fact that Musk said before that Teslas would be fully autonomous by 2017.
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