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Prime Day is offering massive savings on Apple products, including $80 off an iPad.
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In this new role, effective January 1, 2020, Lyons will work with campus partners to further develop and communicate Berkeley’s rich portfolio of innovation and entrepreneurship activities to the benefit of our students, faculty, staff, and startups.He will also be responsible for developing strategies to raise the visibility of these activities internally and externally and to create high-value partnerships with stakeholders.I’m a UC Berkeley grad and it always bugged me that rival Stanford University always outshone Berkeley and other schools for fostering innovation and producing startups from Hewlett-Packard to Google.This was in spite of the fact that Cal had a lot of incredible talent as well and that Stanford had a really silly marching band.I recently attended a dinner in Mountain View — hosted by Guitar Hero co-creator Charles Huang and Lilian Qian.The university should be the catalyst for innovation, Christ argued, and the school was interested in exploring ways to structure itself for better innovation in fields such as space sciences.
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Google announced Monday that people could join beta testing for its new version of Messages, the standard texting app that comes with Android phones.In less than a day, the program reached capacity.If you try to join the beta program now, you'll see this note from Google:"Thanks for your interest in becoming a tester for the Messages app.However, at this time, Messages app's testing program has reached the maximum number of testers that can participate in it and isn't accepting any more testers."It's not the first (or the last) time that Google has opened a beta program.
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What’s better than enjoying a delicious meal?Across America, on any given day, restaurants, cafes, fast-food chains, ice cream shops -- even your neighbors -- are serving up all kinds of yummy freebies.It’s a day, Chick-fil-A says, for the chain to show their appreciation for their customers, while also honoring their iconic "Eat Mor Chikin" cows.Typically, Cold Stone Creamery, Baskin-Robbins, Carvel -- the Murderer’s Row of frozen dairy desserts -- and other shops have refreshing free treats ready for customers.Follow your favorite creamery on social media for this year’s special offerings as July 21 approaches.National Root Beer Float Day, August 6
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If you're eager to spill Stranger Things season 3 spoilers, take heart.There are more than 18 million people out there ready to talk.According to a Monday tweet from Netflix, more than 40 million household accounts have been watching the show since its new season debuted on July 4, and 18.2 million have already watched the whole season.According to Netflix, that 40.7 million viewership number is more than any other Netflix film or series earned in its first four days.Recently, the network announced that the Adam Sandler-Jennifer Aniston movie Murder Mystery was watched by over 30 million accounts worldwide in its first three days.Fans were less impressed with the ratings, and more insistent that the network confirm an expected fourth season is on its way.
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A solid option is the Eufy RoboVac 11c Pet Edition.This model normally retails for $289, but with Walmart’s price cut, you can have it for only $200.Optimized for pet owners, this robot vacuum boasts a triple-brush system designed to lessen hair-tangling and increased suction power to extract dirt and debris from floors and carpets.The Eufy RoboVac 11c Pet Edition comes in a round, compact profile that makes it suitable for cleaning tight spaces like under the bed and other furniture.On the bottom, you will find two side brushes, a central rolling brush, and a swivel wheel.It also uses a high-performance triple-filter system which ensures that no dirt goes unpunished.
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The Prime Day deals are almost here and to celebrate Amazon is offering a fantastic one that's exclusively for Prime members.For a limited time, you can get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for for just $0.99 in the US or 99p in the UK.This music service normally costs costs $7.99/£7.99 per month, so with this offer you're saving $31/£31.Amazon Music Unlimited is a premium subscription service that gives you access to millions of songs and thousands of playlists and stations.You'll get to listen to your favorite tunes ad-free and stream from your smartphone, computer, tablet or Alexa-enabled devices.The unlimited service will even personalize your recommendations based on your listening habits.
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Apple is planning to ditch the controversial butterfly keyboard used in its MacBooks since 2015, according to a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.9to5Mac notes that Apple will reportedly move to a new scissor-switch design, which will use glass fiber to reinforce its keys.According to Kuo’s report, the first laptop to get the new keyboard will be a new MacBook Air model due out this year, followed by a new MacBook Pro in 2020.Despite tweaking the design of its butterfly keyboards with each subsequent MacBook, Apple has struggled to overcome the keyboard’s problems, which can see keys act erratically or completely stop working as dust and other particles find their way into the mechanism.The company apologized for the keyboard’s reliability issues earlier this year, when it admitted that a “small number” of users were experiencing issues with the keyboard, then in its third generation, and the company has also launched an extended repairs program for earlier versions of the keyboard.Somewhat surprisingly, Kuo doesn’t specifically cite the keyboard’s reliability issues as the reason for Apple moving away from the butterfly design.
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With every SpaceX launch, it’s usually the returning rocket (or rockets) that get all the attention.For many, the fact that the company created a system capable of landing a rocket standing up minutes after launch is still a feat that, when witnessed, results in many a jaw heading south.The rocket’s unassuming fairing, meanwhile, leads a somewhat quieter existence, overshadowed by all the drama generated by those powerful, noisy, and rather clever Falcon 9 rockets.But with a new video posted by SpaceX on Wednesday, that’s all about to change.On July 4, SpaceX tweeted a stunning video (below) showing the reusable fairing on its way back to Earth following the third launch of its enormous Falcon Heavy rocket on June 25, 2019.As you can see in the footage, the powerful natural forces experienced by the cone produce a crazy light show, which, although it may not cause your jaw to come loose, definitely won’t fail to impress.
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Apple may be using ARKit, its suite of tools for developing augmented reality apps, to generate this effect.The feature only appears to be available in the developer beta of iOS 13, but it could make its way to every iPhone when iOS 13 launches later this year.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Anyone who has ever video chatted using FaceTime or a similar app knows that it can be difficult to maintain eye contact while also looking at the person you're speaking with.Apple is apparently trying to solve this in iOS 13 with a new feature called FaceTime Attention Correction, as app designer Mike Rundle and podcast co-host Will Sigmon recently posted on Twitter.The description of the feature simply says that eye contact with the camera will be more accurate during FaceTime calls, as a screenshot posted by Rundle indicates.
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Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) contains a bug that could break the Remote Access Connection Manager (RASMAN) service on some devices, in turn killing users VPN connections.In an update to its support document, the company revealed that the bug is affecting Windows 10 version 1903 with the KB4497935 update installed.According to Microsoft's updated changelog, the RASMAN service may stop working and administrators or users will receive an “0xc0000005” error when a system running the latest version of Windows 10 is manually configured to the non-default telemetry setting of zero.The problem itself occurs when a VPN profile is configured as an Always on VPN (AOVPN) with or without device tunnel.Luckily though, the issue does not affect manual-only VPN profiles or connections which are more commonly used by consumers looking to secure their devices online and prevent unwanted tracking.If you do use an Always on VPN connection though, you can fix the issue by setting a new value for two group policy settings:
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AI and machine learning hold incredible promise for post-production image editing, if new research is any indication.Engineers at Nvidia recently demoed an AI system — GauGAN — that creates convincingly lifelike landscape photographs from whole cloth, while Microsoft scientists last month proposed a framework capable of producing images and storyboards from natural language captions.Thanks to an enterprising team at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, a collaboration between MIT and IBM to jointly pursue AI techniques over the next decade, it’s made its way from the literature to the web.A publicly available tool — GAN Paint Studio — lets users upload any photograph and edit the appearance of depicted buildings, flora, and fixtures to their heart’s content.Impressively, it’s generalizable enough that inserting a new object with one of the built-in tools realistically affects nearby objects (for instance, trees in the foreground occlude structures behind them).“Right now machine learning systems are these black boxes that we don’t always know how to improve, kind of like those old TV sets that you have to fix by hitting them on the side,” said PhD student at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) David Bau, a lead author on a related paper about the system.
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for the Government, with the financial markets, Per Bolund of the nib, the stop of the betalbolag in the first place to offer credit as a payment to consumers on the web.in addition to the payment, it must appear first.in other words, the default setting will no longer be a credit.”The speed of development of payment services on the internet has made it easier and more secure for consumers to purchase.the Proposal would enhance the protection of the consumer by reducing the risk of to take the credit, but an active choice decreases,” said Per Bolund, financial markets, in a news release.it Would be betalbolagen not have to obey the government's proposals, if and when it becomes law, they could face sanctions.
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The designer, who joined Apple back in 1992, is departing to start his own design firm, with Apple as a primary client.Ive hasn’t left yet but will depart later this year.He’s currently the Chief Design Officer for the company, where he’s overseen the design of some of Apple’s most iconic products—including the iPhone.Though perhaps his best-known product is the original iMac, whose whimsical design notably helped propel the company back into the good graces of the general public.Ive told Financial Times that he plans to focus on wearables and healthcare at his new company, where he will be joined by fellow Apple designer, Marc Newson.Newson joined Apple in 2014 after previously working with Ive on a series of products for RED’s annual auction, including a solid aluminium desk.
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Paul Wiles: 'Clear and publicly accepted rules' needed for common data platformThe Ministry of Defence has been searching the police national fingerprint database without a “clearly defined lawful basis,” the UK's biometrics commissioner has said.In his annual report (PDF) filed today, Paul Wiles warned that inter-government searching of databases should be properly regulated.“I continue to be very concerned about the searching by the Ministry of Defence into the police national fingerprint database without an agreed, clearly defined lawful basis.”The MoD has been using the database to check whether fingerprints taken or found during military operations abroad matched to persons known to the UK police or immigration authorities or matched crime scene fingerprints held by the police.Wiles said he has repeatedly challenged the MoD as to the legal basis on which the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory has gained direct access to and is searching the police’s fingerprint collections.
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Many of us don’t even have 4K displays yet, but that isn’t stopping technology from moving on.Today the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced DisplayPort 2.0, heralding the arrival of 16K displays in the years to come.While the idea of a 16K monitor is almost laughable, the increased bandwidth – 80 Gbps, up from the 32.4 Gbps – will allow a variety of new monitor configurations.Here are some of them:-One 16K (15360×8460) display @60Hz and 30 bpp 4:4:4 HDR (with DSC)– One 10K (10240×4320) display @60Hz and 24 bpp 4:4:4 (no compression)
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TechNode gathered four industry experts at its ORIGIN conference, during Malaysia Tech Week 2019, for a discussion of “Payment Solutions in Southeast Asia.” Kenneth Tan, CEO of the cross-border business matching engine company BEAM and moderator for the panel, began the discussion with a question: “What is the landscape like for payments in Southeast Asia?Aiza Azreen Ahmad, Director of Strategic Partnership at lifestyle e-wallet company Boost, said: “For Malaysians today, I’m sure your phones would easily have three e-wallets.”However, Ahmad said that adoption rates of cashless payment among both merchants and consumers are worryingly low.Given the competition and adoption rate in Southeast Asia, digital payment solutions are still a work in progress.Despite the growing number of players providing mobile payment solutions, Patrick Ngan, CEO & Co-founder of mobile payment technology, service and solution provider QFPay (Qianfang), said that mobile payments in Southeast Asia are just starting to take off and that this region is still barely scratching the surface.Ngan said that the key to surviving in this region is to establish strong partnerships with the existing dominant players.
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This pocket-sized computer isn’t an iterative improvement on previous devices, but rather a radical re-imagining that sees the company transcend its spiritual homeland, the education market.My colleague Ivan Mehta covered the announcement earlier today, but here’s the Cliff Notes: it comes with a more powerful quad-core Broadcom processor, which can power up to two 4K displays via its dual micro-HDMI ports.Buyers can also choose to configure the computer with up to 4GB of RAM, which should greatly improve performance.Speaking to TNW, Raspberry Pi Foundation founder Eben Upton explained that this configuration was a deliberate love letter to those business and industrial users who adopted previous versions of the iconic credit card-sized computer.“We have specific features in [the Raspberry Pi 4] which are a response to market feedback,” Upton told me.The second is the ability to support the low-speed serial interfaces most commonly used with industrial equipment, like UARTs, SPI, and I2C.
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Börsnoteringen av Spotify och försäljningen av Izettle fick riskkapitalbolaget Creandum att slå utdelningsrekord i fjol.Nu tar man in 2,8 miljarder kronor i sin största fond någonsin.Men man tvingades även tacka nej till en stor mängd kapital”, säger partnern Staffan Helgesson.Han betonar även att startupbolag allt oftare vill veta var kapitalet de tar in kommer ifrån.Creandum är noga med att ta reda på kapitalets ursprung.Eller så investerar man i för många bolag och tappar fokus”, säger Johan Brenner, en branschveteran som kom till Creandum 2010.
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Huawei has announced three new devices, the Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro, and Nova 5i, alongside a brand new 7nm Kirin 810 chipset, reports GizmoChina.The launch comes as Huawei continues to face an uncertain future outside of China after Google suspended its Android license last month, meaning that it’s unclear how long these phones will continue to receive Android updates.It’s also uncertain if and for how long these phones would have access to the Google Play Store if they’re released outside of China.The new Kirin 810 chipset can be found in the Nova 5, while the more expensive Nova 5 Pro has the flagship Kirin 980 processor found in Huawei’s P30 Pro and Mate 20.The new Kirin 810 chipset has eight cores like the Kirin 980, but two of the 980’s high-performance cores have been replaced with energy-efficient small cores.It’s unclear if this will be Huawei’s last ARM-designed chip, after the chip designer cut ties with Huawei last month.
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There's about to be a seismic shift in one of the cornerstones of the UK's sports entertainment and satellite TV worlds, as Sky is preparing to relinquish UK broadcast rights to the weekly combat-panto that is WWE.That's like the BBC stopping doing weather forecasts or selling Question Time to ITV3.Wrestling fans will have to grapple with the many and various methods of accessing BT Sport if they want to continue watching a few pensioners take risks with their knees on a weekly basis, as the niche new sports network will start showing the WWE's main Raw and SmackDown events/episodes from January.There's one big change on the way as part of the deal; fans get live broadcasts of Raw and SmackDown.The usual monthly pay-per-view events these weekly shows lead up to are coming across as well, with BT Sport Box Office taking over the job of encouraging the paying of extra money and the staying up late required to watch the likes of Wrestlemania, Royal Rumble and SummerSlam.
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PULLMAN, Wash. - A Washington State University research team has developed a drug delivery system using curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, that successfully inhibits bone cancer cells while promoting growth of healthy bone cells.The work could lead to better post-operative treatments for people with osteosarcoma, the second most prevalent cause of cancer death in children.The researchers, including Susmita Bose, Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and graduate student Naboneeta Sarkar, report on their work in the journal, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.Young patients with bone cancer are often treated with high doses of chemotherapy before and after surgery, many of which have harmful side effects.Researchers would like to develop gentler treatment options, especially after surgery when patients are trying to recover from bone damage at the same time that they are taking harsh drugs to suppress tumor growth.Turmeric has been used in cooking and as medicine for centuries in Asian countries, and its active ingredient, curcumin has been shown to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and bone-building capabilities.
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Google has lost patience with the politics of mobile operators around the world after it was reported that it will begin to deploy its ‘Chat’ app, that will be based on the Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard.Google first unveiled the Chat app in April 2018, and it is intended to be a rival to Apple’s iMessage service, and a replacement for the humble SMS and indeed the MMS messaging services.Unlike SMS and MMS, Chat will allow for read receipts, as well as the sharing of higher quality attachments (photos etc), and users will also be able to see when their contacts are typing.According to the Verge, Android users in the UK and France will later this month be able to opt in to RCS Chat services provided directly by Google, instead of waiting for their carrier to support it.The idea is to make this service universally available for all Android users in all countries.However there will be a major drawback to the Chat app, that users will need to carefully consider.
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The old guard of advertising networks continues to swap hands.In the latest development, marketing company Fluent has announced that it is buying AdParlor, a company that built early inroads into advertising and advertising strategy on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter.According to an 8-K filing, the deal is valued at $10 million: $7.5 million in cash when the acquisition closes, and a further $2.5 million over the next two years.Fluent focuses on performance marketing solutions based around what it says are a network of its own, proprietary websites that collectively get about 1 million visitors daily, along with data for some 190 million opted-in consumers who fill out surveys and are then part of a bigger marketing database that can be used for targeting on behalf of its customers.The plan is to integrate AdParlor’s technology and services — which works across not just Facebook and Twitter, but also Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube and other display-based inventory — to its larger stack of mar-tech tools.“The combination of their high-touch approach to managing digital strategies with tech-enabled media buying and our scalable, first-party, self-declared data asset creates a unique value proposition for performance-focused and growth-minded brands.”
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Fortnite mobile players on iOS are reporting a bug that causes the most recent update to become ‘stuck’ after downloading only a couple megabytes.Epic has acknowledged the issue and provided an official workaround that, while inconvenient, will enable players to get back into the game despite the problem.Players will need to use this workaround until Epic is able to push out a bug fix.The problem has appeared only on iOS, according to Epic, and it impacts players attempting to download the new version 9.30 update released earlier today.Updating is necessary in order to play the game, but iOS mobile players say the update process becomes stuck after downloading 2.82MB.The update is only stuck in appearance, Epic revealed in a tweet today.
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2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe adds a usable second rowHonda just restored a 1961 Chevy truck perfectlyTesla rolls out Beach Buggy Racing 2 game to its carsNew tech to help you survive the second car crashAugmented reality is coming to your car
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Citizens from the island of Aneityum in the Republic of Vanuatu are working with faculty from Binghamton University, State University of New York to test their true value as humans.Yu Chen, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and J. Koji Lum, professor of anthropology and biological sciences, are using a blockchain-enabled decentralized time banking system (BlendTBS) to measure the worth of humans in terms of societal obligations and assisting others.Time banking is a reciprocity-based work trading system where hours are used as currency."Time banking runs off blockchain technology, a program that time stamps and records all necessary data in a secure and transparent way," said Chen.This system encourages residents to contribute to the local community, which then helps foster bonds between community members."This developing region has limited formal education but has access to cell phones, making them a prime field-study spot for the system's intuitive, icon-driven interface.
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Amazon, the Kick each and every one of the posts and photos in order to get the Prime members to to to to shop around.But the service never struck-through, and now it is quiet, shut down.This writes Techcrunch notes that the service has disappeared from both the website and the app store.Techcrunch also adds that Amazon's learned from a Kick has been successfully transferred to the new 'socially significant' to the product, Found it on Amazon.Amazon declined to comment.for more information, see Kompisappen is a success: ”the People in the town, and a thank you to us.”
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Spain’s data protection agency has fined the country’s soccer league, LaLiga, €250,000 (about $280,000) for allegedly violating EU data privacy and transparency laws.The app, which is used for keeping track of games and stats, was using the phone’s microphone and GPS to track bars illegally streaming soccer games, Spanish newspaper El País reported.Using a Shazam-like technology, the app would record audio to identify soccer games, and use the geolocation of the phone to locate which bars were streaming without licenses.El Diario reports that fans have downloaded that app more than 10 million times, essentially turning them into undercover narcs.The league claims that the app asks for permission to access the phone’s microphone and location, and that the data — which is received as a code, not audio — is only used to detect LaLiga streams.The app does explain in the terms of service that by giving the app permission, users are consenting to LaLiga using their phones to detect fraudulent behavior, like pirated soccer games.
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