His ban came two days after he showed support for the Hong Kong protests in a post-game interview on Oct. 6.BoycottBlizzard started trending on Twitter Wednesday, and the company's action has even been called out by two US senators.And Blizzard isn't the only company tangled up in the Hong Kong protests.People feared this would let the Chinese government apprehend people in Hong Kong and send them to mainland China to be subjected to a far stricter legal system.This has led to multiple clashes with law enforcement, including one teenager getting shot in the chest by police on Oct. 1Why are gamers protesting Blizzard?
But a few of the digital development projects to succeed, especially in the industry.The study found that 11 per cent of the traditional industrial companies succeed with their digital transformation.This time it involved Magnus Burvall, ceo and business strategist at Syntesia, Jessica Jämttjärn, management consultant at Frontit, and Leif Rehnström, managing director of The Future.Magnus Burvall: the Digital transformation has been made possible by the new technology, but it is not the point.There is also a lot of new business models and user experience of new technologies.Jessica Jämttjärn: Digital transformation is a change process where the organization makes fundamental adjustments in the area of innovation, development and co-operation in order to remain relevant, sustainable and competitive in the future.
If the Extinction Rebellion protests have got you worrying about how you'll cope when/if a climate emergency hits, then London-based fitness provider Gymbox is raring to get you ready with what they claim is the first gym class that will prepare you for the end of the world.In an act of shameless greenwashing noble corporate responsibility, they've started offering high-intensity interval training classes designed to "prepare the body and mind for rising water levels, scorching heat, extreme winds, poor air quality and a lack of fresh drinking water."The 45-minute "Extinction Training" workout, held in a specially heated room set at the predicted temperature of the planet in 2050 will take participants through a series of climate emergency exercises, all while wearing fresh-air limiting asphyxiation masks and having access to just 125ml of water each.They might claim it's geared towards extreme climate change preparedness, but those fearing the inevitable outbreak of the zombie apocalypse could find it useful too.Rory McEntee, Gymbox's creative director, offered a minor note of hope amid their overwhelming message of doom and gloom."At the moment Extinction Training is just a gym class, we hope it never becomes a reality.
Nvidia’s Ampere graphics cards, which represent the next-generation offerings from the firm which step up (or should that be down?)to a 7nm process could be launched in the first half of 2020, according to the latest gossip on the graphics grapevine.This fresh rumor contends that a launch could potentially happen early next year – although equally, it could be the summer – but it needs to be taken with a heftier than usual dose of salt.This particular piece of speculation comes from a post over at Igor’s Lab (spotted by Wccftech), although it has a definite ring of guesswork about it (the author writes that Nvidia’s next-gen GPUs “should finally come” in the first half of next year).However, this isn’t the first we’ve heard about Ampere arriving next year, with DigiTimes previously holding that this is the case, and citing sources claiming that Nvidia will be using Samsung’s 7nm EUV process when it comes to manufacturing these graphics cards.The successor to the current Turing RTX cards coming out around mid-2020 also makes sense looking at the previous form of Nvidia’s release schedule, with that being roughly in line with the expected pace between generations.
Aspirin may lessen the negative effects of air pollution, an intriguing new study concludes.Researchers from Columbia, Harvard and Boston Universities analyzed a subset of data collected from 2,280 male veterans from the greater Boston area who were given tests to determine their lung function.Participants' average age was 73.The researchers examined the relationship between test results, self-reported non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use and ambient particulate matter and black carbon in the month preceding the test.The study -- it was published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine -- accounted for a variety of factors, including the health status of the person and whether he was a smoker.They found that using any NSAID nearly halved the effect of particulate matter on lung function, with the association consistent across all four weekly air pollution measurements.
On Thursday, the European Union’s top court ruled that lower court judges could order Facebook to remove illegal comments from its platform, expanding on the power individual countries have to extend content bans across the world.The European Court of Justice came to its decision after an Austrian politician, Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek, requested an order that would force Facebook to remove comments that were “harmful to her reputation.” Glawischnig-Piesczek argued that Facebook should remove the comments and limit access to them worldwide.The court ruled against Facebook, dealing a heavy hit on tech companies as lawmakers and platforms continue to discuss how to regulate online speech.“EU law does not preclude a host provider like Facebook from being ordered to remove identical and, in certain circumstances, equivalent comments previously declared to be illegal,” the court said in a statement.“In addition, EU law does not preclude such an injunction from producing effects worldwide, within the framework of the relevant international law.”In its ruling, the European Court of Justice affirms that companies like Facebook and Twitter are not liable for the content posted on their platforms, but that exemption does not prohibit the courts from ordering the companies to take down illegal content.
“Microsoft's new Surface Pro X is the 2-in-1 I've dreamed of.”New stylus is easy to chargePen and Type Cover not includedMicrosoft's SQ1 chip must prove itselfThe Surface Pro 7 was updated at Microsoft’s Surface event, but it was hardly mentioned from the stage.All the attention was on the Surface Pro X, a brand new version of the Surface Pro that includes slimmed bezels, a thin-and-light design, and a nifty new way of storing and charging the pen.
Hong Kong Police shot a teen protester in the chest with live ammunition this morning, according to reports from journalists on the ground and a video that has gone viral on Facebook and Twitter.Video of the incident shows a Hong Kong police officer charging a crowd of protesters with his gun before firing a single shot.The protester is reportedly in critical condition at Princess Margaret Hospital and will soon be transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital which has a cardiothoracic surgery centre, according to the South China Morning Post.The video of the shooting was captured by Campus TV in Hong Kong and shows the masked teenager approaching the police officer with a stick of some kind and swinging it at him, brushing his shirt.That video also shows the aftermath of the shooting, with the protester injured on the ground.The pro-democracy protester is a “Form Five” student, and Hong Kong Police claim that the victim is 18 years old, according to SCMP.
Marvel and Sony are back at it again.Tom Holland will continue to be Spider-Man in a third film in the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” series produced by Amy Pascal* and Kevin Feige.This comes after an announcement today that Marvel and Sony were, once again, working together to make the most of the wall-crawling comic book hero.“I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue,” said Fiege.Fiege also added that Spider-Man ” happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.” This might just have been a joke based on the fact that there’ve been both Sony-made Spider-Man movies and Marvel/Disney-made Spider-Man movies, but it could also point toward a greater amalgamation of universes in the future – we shall see!This third film will be produced by *Amy Pascal and Pascal Pictures, as it was in the first two Homecoming films.
Microsoft dropped a fresh build of 2020's Windows 10 last night as the company trumpeted 900 million devices running the operating system.Build 18990, also known as 20H1, was passed around to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring and continued the recent trend of minor tweaks coupled with enhancements to the Windows Subsystem for Linux.For non-Linux fans, Microsoft has added support for automatically restarting Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps upon login.While there continues to be some debate as to the point of UWP nowadays, as Microsoft pulls the plug on its phone platform and allows desktop apps to run in S Mode, the gang has continued to flog the dead horse.Should a user turn on the catchy "Automatically save my restartable apps when I sign out and restart them after I sign in" setting, Windows 10 will restart UWP apps in a minimised state on the next sign-in.Windows Subsystem for Linux has taken a bit of a breather after the wave of fixes in the previous build.
I’m not talking about the time you missed a massive deadline or when you caught that glaring typo in the middle of a big presentation as you were giving it.It’s not that I wasn’t grateful, but the extent of my professional sports knowledge at that time involved knowing where the best beer carts were located around Chase Field.But because I have the tenacity of a honey badger, I was determined to conquer this content project.That blank Word document taunted me with its incessantly blinking cursor.Here’s a quick TL;DR of the 2019 B2B North America edition of the report (although almost all editions include similar findings):Success isn’t the norm: A startling 4% of survey respondents said they would rate their content marketing efforts as “extremely successful,” and only 23% would say “very successful.”
Hired: Anyone who can port code from C/C++On Tuesday, the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) team from MITRE, a non-profit focused on information security for government, industry and academia, published its list of the CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors.These CWEs represent the most common critical weaknesses in software.They include things like buffer overflows, pathname traversal errors, undesired randomness or predictability, code evaluation and injection, lack of data verification and so on.CWEs differ from CVEs in that they are precursors to vulnerabilities."A weakness can become an exploitable vulnerability under the right operational conditions," explained Chris Levendis, a project manager at MITRE, in a phone interview with The Register.
Apple's iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max come in new colors ranging from purple to green to yellow for the iPhone 11 and midnight green for the iPhone 11 Pro.Apple has released phones in colors like yellow and green in the past, but this year's lineup has a softer, more pastel-like tone.The $700 iPhone 11 comes in six colors: black, white, purple, green, yellow, and Product Red, while the $1,000 iPhone 11 Pro and $1,100 iPhone 11 Pro Max come in space gray, silver, gold, and the new midnight green.While Apple has released iPhones in colors like yellow and green before, this year's shades are decidedly different.The iPhone 11's colors have a more pastel-like aesthetic to them compared to last year's brightly-colored iPhone XR, and the midnight green color for the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max is competely new.The midnight green color seems to be especially popular, as the iPhone 11 Pro in that color was already backordered by two to three weeks at Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile when preorders launched on Friday, according to Macworld.
Xiaomi already launched the Xiaomi Mi CC9e in some markets including India as the Xiaomi Mi A3 – an AndroidOne powered smartphone, but so the Xiaomi Mi A3 Pro hasn’t been forthcoming.Reports from the previous weeks suggested that the Xiaomi Mi CC9 might be released as the Mi A3 Pro, but a contradicting report from earlier this week suggested the CC9 will land in markets outside of China as the Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite.Fortunately, we now know that the Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite launch is just around the corner, though not so sure it is getting same specs as the Mi CC9.Xiaomi Spain has revealed that the Mi 9 Lite launches in Spain on September 16th, 2019.While the launch poster doesn’t reveal much, it does reveal that the device shares the same camera specs with the Xiaomi Mi CC9 – a 32MP selfie camera and a triple rear camera setup offering a 48MP main shooter.So it is safe to assume that Xiaomi is releasing the Mi CC 9 for international markets as the Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite.
In 2018, Google and Temasek described Vietnam’s internet economy as akin to “a dragon being unleashed,” predicting the sector to reach a value of US$33 billion in 2025.Recently, the country has also been the subject of headlines suggesting that major tech companies are moving their production out of China and into Vietnam, including Google (the Pixel smartphone), Apple (AirPods), and Nintendo (Switch).It’s now the third most active ecosystem in the six largest ASEAN countries, behind only Singapore and Indonesia, in terms of investment activity, according to a recent report by Singapore-based Cento Ventures and ESP Capital.Data tracked by the two VC firms tells us that the Vietnamese ecosystem snatched a total of US$246 million in 58 deals in the first half of this year, an increase from US$166 million raised in the first half of 2018.Vy Le, general partner at ESP Capital, an early-stage venture fund investing in Vietnamese and Southeast Asian tech startups, cites the obvious macro factors that contribute to the rise of Vietnam’s tech ecosystem.These include high gross domestic product growth in the 7% range, falling interest and inflation rates, as well as robust infrastructure spending.
The United Kingdom is soon to make a decision as to whether Huawei equipment can be used in its 5G networks.According to Reuters, when British defence minister Ben Wallace was asked when a decision would be made by the United Kingdom on Huawei, he said on Wednesday “the government will come to its position soon.We will get to a decision pretty soon.”But Wallace also warned that China has to play by the rules if it wants to get access to Western markets.“We will not allow anything to compromise our sensitive networks in the UK but our technical advice is that there are places we can go to mitigate any security risk,” Wallace was quoted by Reuters as saying.He warned China about its online behaviour in recent years.
In a world of unlimited digital content and social influence, even the biggest brands and designers invest and partner to access new and emerging audience opportunities.In special cases, top deals for online influencers can include custom product lines – similar to how some top athletes can license their own names or likenesses to big brands to produce personalized apparel.But far more commonly, most online influencers will represent big brands by simply plugging standard products, something that could conceivably be sold to a substantial portion of their audience.Running a whole extra side hustle in merch sales is just too labor intensive for most creators—even if they aren’t doing the shipping themselvs, handing the orders through fulfillment partners and customer service is just too much—because creators’ efforts are primarily focused on the content for their audiences.Until now, no branding or partnerships e-commerce solution directly empowered social influencers and independent content creators to collaborate together, easily engaging to produce custom-branded products, and sharing the sales upside.Genau Lopes Junior is the Founder & CEO of Yoobe, a San Francisco Founder Institute portfolio company that has built a platform to connect influencers (or even wannabe influencers – really anyone) with all the tools needed to easily create and monetize their very own custom merchandise store—all without ever having to meet with a manufacturer, or ship a single piece of inventory.
WASHINGTON - The National Academy of Engineering today announced the new class of the EngineerGirl Ambassadors program.The 16 selected ambassadors will participate in a yearlong program designed to build leadership skills in female high school students by helping them promote engineering to younger students in their community.Sarah Eckert, ninth 9th grade, Davenport, Iowa.She will organize a summer engineering day camp for underserved and underrepresented girls and their siblings in her community.The camp sessions will be collaborative and focus on how engineering helps solve real-world problems.She plans to host STEAM workshops for young girls experiencing homelessness in the Seattle area.
Hyundai has now come up with a new exoskeleton, which they have been named to the West EXoskeleton.there is this kind of like a backpack and can be lifted, or when you are working on something above his head.the Pack weighs in at 2.5 pounds, and then you just have to work away and reduce the stress of what you are doing. " It does not require any batteries, but have specialized feathers which help with the movement.What the EXoskeleton is going to be the cost is not clear, but according to Hyundai, it has to be about 30% less expensive than the options that are available today, and the price is around 5,000 dollars.
An eight-month-old startup in India that wants to improve the user experience of credit card holders in the nation has received the backing of at least two major investors.Pune-based FPL Technologies said Thursday it has raised $4.5 million from Matrix Partners India, Sequoia Capital India and others in its maiden financing round.In an interview with TechCrunch earlier this week, Anurag Sinha, co-founder and CEO of FPL Technologies, said the startup aims to build a full-stack solution to reimagine how people in India get their first credit card and engage with it.Even as hundreds of millions of people in India today are securing loans from organized financial lenders, most of them are unable to get a credit card.Fewer than 25 million people in the country today have a credit card, according to industry estimates.And even those who have a credit card are not exactly pleased with the experience.
Postmortem report: Power outage knackered instances, volumes for unlucky puntersA power outage fried hardware within one of Amazon Web Services' data centers during America's Labor Day weekend, causing some customer data to be lost.When the power went out, and backup generators subsequently failed, some virtual server instances evaporated – and some cloud-hosted volumes were destroyed and had to be restored from backups, where possible, we're told.Our tipster told us they had more than 1TB of data in Amazon's cloud-hosted Elastic Block Store (EBS), which disappeared during the outage: they were told "the underlying hardware related to your EBS volume has failed, and the data associated with the volume is unrecoverable."Without this backup, they may not have been able to recover any of the lost information: Amazon's engineers were able to resuscitate the vast majority of downed systems, though not every storage volume survived the hard crash.Someone run that through the universal liar translator
Our countdown to the super early-bird deadline and serious savings continues unabated, people!The best pricing for passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019 ends in four days.When the clock strikes 11:59 p.m. (CEST) on 6 September, your chance to save up to €600 evaporates.Save your euros for another day and buy your pass right now.If you’re a founder, there’s no better place to introduce your early-stage startup to the European and international startup scene.If you’re an investor, you’ll find hundreds of dynamic early-stage startups exhibiting a wide range of tech products, services and platforms — not to mention a ton of talent — in Startup Alley.
Cryptocurrency crooks look to siphon cycles from enterprise kitExclusive A coin-mining malware infection previously only seen on ARM IoT devices has made the jump to Intel systems.Akamai senior security researcher Larry Cashdollar says one of his honeypot systems recently turned up what appears to be an IoT malware that targets Intel machines running Linux."I suspect it’s probably a derivate of other IoT crypto mining botnets," Cashdollar told The Register."This one seems to target enterprise systems."In addition to being fine-tuned for Intel x86 and 686 processors, the malware looks to establish an SSH Port 22 connection and deliver itself as a gzip archive.
Owners of certain Volkswagen Group models are in for a payday, if a modest one.VW Group of America said on Friday it's reached a settlement with plaintiffs over a lawsuit that alleged VW knowingly overstated fuel economy in a selection of vehicles.The settlement is worth $96.5 million and does not include an admission of guilt from Volkswagen.The automaker will also adjust fuel economy figures for 98,000 vehicles sold between 2013 and 2017 by 1 mile per gallon to reflect US labeling requirements.Owners and lessees will be paid from the settlement fund to reimburse them for extra money spent on fuel based on the allegedly false fuel economy ratings.Payments will depend on length of ownership with a sum of $5.40 to $24.30 heading to owners for each month they owned or leased the vehicle.
In the four hours I spent playing the Gears 5 campaign, there was a pivotal moment where I audibly gasped “wow.” It could have been JACK’s new upgradable and switchable powers, or the campaign’s focus on telling a more personal story.But what it ended up being is the campaign’s new and expansive open world segments, particularly a moment where I witnessed several fire tornadoes and molten lightning shards.Using the Skiff to travel across the icy tundras of Act II and the crimson deserts of Act III is simple, and while the actual controls of the Skiff don’t offer too much variety, it’s an easy way to see some of the gorgeous locales of Gears 5.Anyone worried Gears 5 might change or alter the series’ renowned cover-based shooter combat can rest assured.One ability — Shock Trap — lets you send JACK out to a location you point to, and stun enemies that get too close.That, along with the invisibility-granting Cloak, offer enough to mix things up while staying true to the Gears formula.
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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is wildly outspoken, and he’s never been shy to criticize the company he helped build.This week, he told Bloomberg that Apple should have been broken up a long time ago.He’s not necessarily talking about government regulators stepping in the way Elizabeth Warren wants, though.Rather, he seems to be talking about building an environment where engineers like himself are free to work on their own.Here’s the full quote: “I wish Apple on its own has split off a long time ago and spun off independent divisions to far away places and let them work independently, like Hewlett Packard did when I was there.”You might note that HP was the company that turned down Wozniak when he wanted to make a personal computer — five times, according to Woz — and that HP as a company isn’t anywhere near the wildly successful juggernaut that Apple is today.
When two hurricanes collide, the phenomenon is called the Fujiwhara effect.If two cyclones pass within 900 miles of each other, they can start to orbit.If the two storms get to within 190 miles of each other, they'll collide or merge.This can turn two smaller storms into one giant one.In rare instances, close proximity can throw a storm off course, as was the case with hurricanes Hilary and Irwin in July 2017.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
You can add the Apple Card, Apple's new credit card, to any of your Apple devices to use with Apple Pay.After you've signed up for an Apple Card, you can add it to your Wallet on any devices that are on your Apple ID, like your iPad, Apple Watch, and even your Mac.No matter which devices you add your Apple Card to, you can make it the default method of making Apple Pay purchases.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Read more: How to get an Apple Card by applying for it on your iPhoneCheck out the products mentioned in this article:
Amazon has lost one of its top executives, according to CNBC.Kurt Zumwalt, who was the company's global treasurer and responsible for managing Amazon's cash and overseeing its investments, left the company after 15 years.A spokesperson for Amazon did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.Zumwalt's LinkedIn page indicates that he left this month.Kurt Zumwalt, the tech giant's global treasurer who was responsible for managing Amazon's $31.7 billion cash pile, its debt financing, and overseeing its investments, left the company after more than 15 years.A spokesperson for Amazon did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment or confirm who will take over the role.