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State Farm has chosen The Marketing Arm to lead its creative account, while also retaining DDB Chicago, the agency that created its “Like a Good Neighbor” tagline.The insurance giant is sending lead creative duties to Omnicom’s The Marketing Arm as it heads into 2020, following an extensive review focused on finding a refreshed campaign strategy, a State Farm spokesperson confirmed to Adweek.The move marks an expansion of State Farm’s relationship with the agency.“State Farm has a longstanding history working with TMA on the experiential front,” including music, sports, auto and financial services sponsorships, the State Farm representative said in a statement.“They’re deeply involved in our artist relationships and music content, and also help us with our television and film integrations.Executing our brand work will be a new dimension to our relationship, and we’re confident their talented team is up to this new challenge.”
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Harley Quinn will be telling her side of the Joker romance story in the upcoming live-action movie Birds of Prey.But if you want to see Harley get revenge in animated form, her new and very adult DC Universe animated series called Harley Quinn debuts Nov. 29.In true unpredictable Harley Quinn fashion, the animated series is a bit unusual in that every character seems to swear up a storm -- making it one of the most "not for kids" offerings from DC Universe.In the new trailer that debuted on Tuesday, Harley Quinn (voiced by The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco) realizes the Joker (Alan Tudyk) never loved her, so she breaks up with him and tries to make it on her own as Gotham City's criminal "Queenpin."She teams up with Poison Ivy to create the ultimate group of bad guys to compete with the Joker, and causes her usual brand of chaos.The new trailer also implies that Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and a few other notable DC Comics superheroes will make an appearance.
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Google has revealed a significant push into the healthcare space with a major new cloud computing deal.The computing giant has announced Google Cloud will be partnering with Ascension to provide hosting services for large amounts of health data from millions of patients across the US.The deal will also mark the beginning of Project Nightingale, Google's new initiative to try and bring AI and machine learning technology and healthcare closer together.Details on Project Nightingale are still scarce, but Google has said it will work with Ascension (which operates across 21 US states) to source data that can be used to design smarter AI patient care software.The news, marks Google's biggest healthcare computing deal to date, was first revealed back in July as part of the company's expansion of Google Cloud's AI and machine learning tools.In a blog post concerning today's news, Google looked to clarify exactly what the deal would entail, following concern that the company was gaining access to personal health records.
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Episode 1 of The Mandalorian has just dropped on Disney Plus and early buzz around the show is strong.Now that the show is out and available to watch, why not check out the cast of The Mandalorian trying to explain precisely why it's completely unlike anything we've seen in the Star Wars universe to date?"[In] previous Star Wars films and experiences, the world[s] of good and evil are very, very defined," said Pedro Pascal, who plays the Mandalorian gunfighter himself."Now that we're in a post-Empire outer reaches of the galaxy kind of world, those lines are a lot blurrier."Episode 1 was a great start, but personally, I'm extremely excited to get invested in a show like this, set in the Star Wars universe.Also, hard to go wrong with Werner Herzog in the cast.
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Intäkterna steg 31 procent till 6,51 miljarder yuan (5,0), vilket var något högre än väntade 6,45 miljarder enligt en sammanställning från Refinitiv.Det justerade resultatet var 0,74 yuan per amerikanskt depåbevis.Tencent och Spotify äger knappt tio procent av varandra.Läs mer: Tencent fortsätter svensk köpturné – Skövde på tur
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“YouTube is under no obligation to host or serve content,” the new terms of service policy reads.It’s another way of saying that just because YouTube is a relatively open platform, it doesn’t mean that the company is required to keep videos up.YouTube has faced criticism from all sides over its video removal process.Some critics argue that YouTube could do more to take down videos that butt up against the company’s rules but don’t outright violate them; others argue that YouTube ought to be a fully open platform and shouldn’t control what remains up and what doesn’t.Executives have long defended the platform as a champion of free speech, but have started to clamp down on the type of videos allowed to circulate.Companies update their terms of service all the time — this is YouTube’s third change just in 2019.
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Samsung seems to help you make your decision if the presence of the S-Pen is not a determining factor for you.After a similar first update, a new update for the Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G comes with new features from the Note 10.The Gallery allows you to find your favorite photos quickly by refining searches with keywords.Discovering new songs, movies or TV shows is also easier with the improved device search, which brings up content recommendations from multimedia streaming apps.With the addition of Media & Devices to Quick Panel, you can easily control your multimedia experience across devices with just the Galaxy S10.Auto Hotspot offers an easy solution for transforming your Galaxy S10 into a Wi-Fi hub.
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Breda partnerskap är en förutsättning för att kunna utveckla morgondagens teknik.– Vi jobbar tätt med våra kunder redan idag men i framtiden kommer det att bli ännu viktigare, säger Mikael Erlandsson, user researcher på FLIR som ut-vecklar och tillverkar värmekameror.– Jag var med och drog igång FLIR:s digitaliserings-arbete för ungefär tre år sedan.Vi har alltid varit världs-ledande på värmekameror, men målet är att vi ska vara minst lika bra på kompletterande digitala tjänster, säger Sara Haack.Hon berättar att FLIR är mitt uppe i ett teknikskifte där man går från att enbart ha fokuserat på hårdvaran, det vill säga kamerorna, till att även inkludera det digitala i produktportföljen.– Vi måste jobba nära både våra kollegor som utvecklar kamerorna och våra kunder som ska använda dem, säger Sara Haack.
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Xerox is preparing a shock bid for HP in what could be one of the most surprising takeover deals in recent years.According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is launching an audacious offer for its fellow printing giant as it looks to stake its claim to still be a technology powerhouse.Should any deal actually take place, it would consist of both cash and stock, although there's no indication yet of the deal’s potential value.The best all-in-one printers of 2019: top printer and scanner devicesXerox is reportedly backed by a "major" bank, the WSJ claims, but the company is still far smaller in size that HP.Recent estimates have Xerox worth approximately $8 billion, while HP’s worth is estimated to be around $24 billion.
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Microsoft has integrated third-party mobile threat defense (MTD) software with its Intune unified endpoint management (UEM) platform, enabling corporate systems to detect when an employee's unenrolled, smartphone or tablet has an app potentially infected by malware.The new Intune capability is particularly useful for companies with bring-your-own device (BYOD) policies in that it can block access to enterprise systems on devices flagged by the MTD software.The mobile threat detection feature on Intune will initially allow it to work with software from Lookout for Work, Better Mobile and Zimperium."In future, we expect other partners to add support for this integration," Microsoft said via a Monday blog post released during its Ignite conference.[ Take this mobile device management course from PluralSight and learn how to secure devices in your company without degrading the user experience. ]"By blocking compromised mobile devices from [the] ability to access corporate resources like Exchange and SharePoint, this information helps organizations protect the modern workplace against device-based attacks," Microsoft said.
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Sometimes we get caught up in what we want to say, we forget to ensure the readers will be able to see themselves in what we create.Consider some of the qualities of newsworthiness that journalists consider:Timeliness (how recently something happened)Proximity (how close by something happened)Impact (how many people were affected and how much were they affected)News is about reporting on events, trends, and other phenomena that will somehow impact readers in some significant way.
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Klädbranschen har den senaste tiden pekats ut som en riktig miljöbov.När textilier framställs går mängder med vatten och kemikalier åt – och när plaggen är uttjänta bränns de ofta upp.Flera bolag runtom i världen arbetar med att på olika sätt förlänga livstiden på kläder eller i vissa fall ge dem ett helt nytt liv.De uppdelade fibrerna kan sedan användas för att få fram nya textilier.Det här är världsunikt och kan möjliggöra att mer textilier återvinns i stället för att gå till förbränning, menar Södra.Vi jobbar redan i industriell skala och behöver inte bygga någon ny fabrik utan kan justera befintliga anläggningar”, säger Helena Claesson, som har lett projektet på Södra.
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The president did not receive the warmest welcome during Game 5 at Nationals Park.HuffPost is part of Verizon Media.Verizon Media and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Verizon Media will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Verizon Media and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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Love EA games, hate the Origin PC games launcher?Then you may be in luck – eight years after EA yanked its titles from Valve's Steam storefront, the EA catalogue could be once again returning to the ever-popular Steam.The rumor originates from a cryptic tweet from EA, showing a coffee cup bubbling with wisps of, you guessed it... steam:It follows a previous spot from Twitter user @robotbrush, who discovered a test application that would let Origin games run on Steam:looks like EA are indeed getting ready to come back to steam :) pic.twitter.com/p5KVTlu40cOctober 22, 2019Since Origin's introduction eight years ago, all first-party EA games have launched on the PC exclusively through the Origin platform.
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Kids are tough and can handle a lot more than we sometimes give them credit for, but that doesn’t mean you can simply pop on a DVD of The Exorcist and leave the room.According to BenDavid Grabinski, the writer of the new Are You Afraid of the Dark?There are plenty of horror stories geared toward children, from Goosebumps to Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and they don’t skimp on the frights.Some episodes, like “The Tale of the Dead Man’s Float” in the original Are You Afraid of the Dark series, still manage to terrify us to this day.But there’s something children’s horror has that more adult forms don’t necessarily need: a good ending.“The difference between kid horror and adult horror is that, like, if you turned off these episodes in the middle it might be too much, but if they get to the ending you know it’s happy and everyone’s fine,” he told Gizmodo.
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If your Google Home or Home Mini device was bricked following a recent firmware update, the company says it will replace it.It also says it has developed a fix to prevent any future updates from ruining other Google Home and Home Mini speakers.In an emailed statement, Google told Digital Trends: “We are aware that a small number of Google Home and Google Home Mini devices are affected by an issue that causes the device to stop working.“We have a fix that will prevent the issue from happening and will be rolling it out soon.We are replacing affected devices.”We’ve asked Google when it intends to launch its exchange program, and when the fix will be rolled out so that owners of the Home and Home Mini speakers can be certain their devices won’t malfunction.
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Few, if any, saw coming the Chromebook’s utter dominance of the K-8 category.It’s no surprise, then, that average Chromebook prices are expected to rise across the board as more companies target mainstream use.The $999 price point qualified the device as a premium laptop.And while ChromeOS has certainly made some major leaps in the last several years, it has never been entirely clear who the product is for.Heck, even the troubled Pixel Buds got a reprieve as the company previewed their successor.With devices routinely priced less than $200, the Pixelbook Go is actually toward the high end of the spectrum.
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This is a rarity in modern smartphones – most concentrate on getting more standard-distance photos right.Others aim to bring zoom-centric features into focus.The main camera is a 13-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture and laser autofocus.Granted, there are easy ways to get macro photography going on basically any smartphone in the universe.Take for example the Hitcase Trueluxe Lens system.But assuming you’d like to capture macro photos – up close and personal – whenever you’d like, no extra accessory necessary, there’s the Motorola One Macro.
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Japanese consumer finance company Credit Saison has launched Saison Capital, its international corporate venture capital arm with an initial allocation of up to US$55 million for equity investments in early-stage startups in Southeast Asia and India.According to a statement, Saison Capital will focus on founders that are building ecosystems that have the potential to distribute financial services to the underbanked.However, the company will also look at other verticals outside fintech.While micro, small, and medium-sized businesses can contribute up to 60% of total employment and 40% of gross domestic product in emerging markets, 70% of all SMEs in these economies lack access to credit, constraining their ability to grow, the statement indicated, citing data from the World Bank.It is also estimated that the global credit gap for formal and informal SMEs is up to US$2.6 trillion.Remove this ad space by subscribing.
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The commercialization of 5G network has not fully taken off but we are already hearing reports on 6G.From previous experiences, the development of a new network takes several years.Recently, Huawei’s CEO, Ren Zhengfei, shared Huawei’s vision for 6G network.Ren Zhengfei said: “6G uses high frequency, its bandwidth is very wide and the coverage is very weak.For now, it is still a fetus.It should take ten years maybe less.
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The Bank of England‘s (BoE) Financial Policy Committee (FPC) has laid down a set of rules that Facebook‘s Libra and other cryptocurrencies must follow if they are to be launched in Britain.While some question if Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra will ever launch, the BoE‘s FPC did recognize its potential to becoming an “important payment system,” City AM reports.These kinds of payment systems would need to demonstrate the system’s security and also undergo regulatory supervision, the FPC added.In short, the “rules of engagement” as the BoE calls them, are nothing out of the ordinary.But it certainly demonstrates that financial institutions are taking digital currencies like Libra seriously.“The terms of engagement for innovations such as Libra must be adopted in advance of any launch,” the FPC said in a statement, The Times reported.
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India already has two 64MP smartphones in the Realme XT and Samsung Galaxy A70s.But Xiaomi is also joining the fray with its Redmi Note 8 Pro.The Chinese brand confirmed an October 16 launch date for the 64MP smartphone in India.Xiaomi initially stated at the end of August that the phone might only be available in India in eight weeks (i.e.We have received about 64 Million queries from an infinite number of Mi fans for this.64MPQuadCamBeast is coming on 16th October 2019.
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Still, it could be worse, you could be one of cloud slinger's Venezuelan customersThe GM (or Golden Master) dropped last week, and the final release turned up last night in the form of macOS Catalina 10.15.As Adobe itself admits: "Most older, unsupported versions of Adobe apps are not available using 64-bit architecture," so you're going to have to update to the wonderful subscription world of Creative Cloud 2019.Even Creative Cloud 2018 isn't immune to the borkage as the company observed: "Since CC 2018 or prior, apps contain 32-bit components, these apps will fail to launch on machines running 10.15."Of course, it has been long known that Catalina would be dropping 32-bit app support and far be it from us to suggest that Adobe, which announced a record quarterly revenue (PDF) of $2.83bn for the third quarter of fiscal 2019, 24 per cent up on last year, likes wringing those pennies out of impoverished creatives.However, getting more customers to abandon their old, paid-for, software in favour of something more... subscribery... would certainly appeal to the company's shareholders.
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The Register met Dr Goh after he'd been reassuring attendees at the Sibos 2019 event that AIs were worse than children at spotting giraffes without considerable training.More imminent, however, is NASA's use of off-the-shelf supercomputers in space as Goh showed off medals received from the US space agency after the successful conclusion of the first Spaceborne mission.The Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal was awarded "for successfully demonstrating the first commercial supercomputing platforms on the ISS, capable of executing over one trillion calculations per second for a year without requiring a reset".The goal of the mission was, according to Goh, to show NASA that off-the-shelf hardware could be reliable in space, rather than custom chippery replete with a lengthy gestation period.To be fair, the ISS is festooned with laptops (and, of course, some ageing Raspberry Pi hardware), but getting a supercomputer into orbit required a change of thinking at the agency, and some challenges for HPE."So of the four power supplies in the two servers, one of them did fail during the 1.6 years.
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Elon Musk founded neural tech company Neuralink in 2016.This year the company showcased the technology it's developing — a chip connected to wires which fan out into the human brain, capable of both recording brain activity and stimulating it.Musk has extolled the technology saying it could be used for people with neural conditions and disorders, but has also predicted it could enable human "symbiosis with artificial intelligence."He also boasted that the technology had experienced limited success already as the company had got a monkey to "control a computer with its brain."Business Insider spoke to two neuroscientists to find out exactly how innovative Neuralink is.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
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“I can hardly believe that so many people abroad have seen my videos,” Chinese viral sensation Liu Shichao told TechNode.But that didn’t stop his clips uploaded to Chinese social network Kuaishou from scaling the Great Firewall and racking up clicks in the West.Liu’s videos join a growing trend in which Chinese viral content is reuploaded on Western social media accounts, bringing them global attention.When TechNode reached out to Liu last Thursday, he was busy harvesting corn in a small village in northern China’s Hebei province.The whole process takes less than one minute.He first became aware of the situation later last month when he woke to messages from many newly registered users on Kuaishou.
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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has issued a potentially landmark ruling that could affect all tech companies in the years ahead.The ECJ (or Court of Justice of the European Union as it is also known), ordered that Facebook has to remove comments by users of its service that have been declared illegal, just not in Europe, but worldwide.That ruling is in stark contrast to the ECJ ruling last month against the European Union’s controversial “right to be forgotten” law, when it ruled that Google does not have to apply the right to be forgotten globally.But in this case, the ECJ has ruled the other way.“EU law does not preclude a host provider such as Facebook from being ordered to remove identical and, in certain circumstances, equivalent comments previously declared to be illegal,” the court said.This case stems from Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek, who is an Austrian politician.
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We’ve known for months now that a new Nvidia Shield TV device is in the works, owing to references in code and regulatory filings.The latest filing, via Bluetooth SIG, doesn’t give us much information, but it certainly serves as more proof that it’s coming.How could Nvidia improve the console?Here are a few things we’d like to see on the new Nvidia Shield TV.The new machine’s Bluetooth SIG filing lists Bluetooth 5 support, which would be an improvement over the previous model.One of the biggest downsides to the Nvidia Shield TV is that button mapping for touch-only games isn’t available.
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While we are all waiting for the Honor V30 series to touch down, there are reports that the company is working on a mid-range smartphone.This device has now gotten 3C certification and for now, it is known as Honor LRA-AL00.According to reports, this smartphone will come with a 64MP main sensor and it will also support 20W fast charge.The research and development codename for this device is “Laura”.There are also speculations that Honor LRA-AL00 will come with a 1G+6P lens.In August this year, Lianchuang Electronics’ mid-year report shows that the 1G+6P high-end mobile phone lens now has the recognition of well-known Chinese manufacturers.
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The big Apple news this week centers on a concept design that supposedly shows what a prototype of a potential 2020 iPhone could look like.Elsewhere, we’ve got news about the production country of the new Mac Pro, the latest releases of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1, some tests done to the iPhone 11 series and the Apple Watch Series 5, and much more!The top Apple news stories of the past week:2020 iPhone prototype design leaks, looks awesome: In the photo above, you can see a concept image based on a leaked prototype design of a 2020 iPhone, courtesy of leaker/concept designer Ben Geskin.Supposedly, a 2020 iPhone could have no notch but still retain all the normal front-facing hardware in the top bezel of the device.The display actually earned the site’s highest grade of an A+.
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