Edward Lambert

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O2 will launch its 5G network sometime in October, making it the last of the big four mobile operators to bring their networks to market in the UK.The network will first be switched on in key hubs in parts of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Slough and Leeds.Firstly, not only will O2’s actual customers benefit, but as O2 acts as a virtual network operator (VNO) for other players in the mobile sector, customers signed to Giffgaff, Tesco Mobile, Sky Mobile and Lycamobile could also stand to potentially benefit (although there is no confirmation at this stage whether these firms will offer 5G connectivity).According to the BBC, Huawei’s infrastructure has been used in some of its other Telefonica owned networks.But it seems that O2 trialled some of Huawei’s 5G radio access network gear at cell towers in the UK, before it decided to opt for rival products from two vendors it had already used to deliver 4G.“We respect all three operators, they were thorough in their submissions,” O2’s chief executive Mark Evans told the BBC.
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Pilot fish with a great work ethic is between jobs and starts working for a temp agency.His first assignment is at a small company that puts him on a data processing task that is supposed to take five days.Fish pushes hard, and by reciting the work sequence out loud as he goes along, he finishes the job in four days.When he shows up on Friday, though, he’s told that there’s no more work for him there.And on such short notice, the agency can’t come up with anything for him, either.Fish realizes he has worked himself out of a day’s pay — and vows not to do that again.
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Amazon’s Audible has announced plans to add captioning to audiobooks and publishers aren’t happy about it.Though many users are receptive to the idea of ‘close captioning’ for audiobooks, which Audible announced last week, the publishing industry is revolting against the plan, in some cases demanding the feature be made unavailable on certain titles.Audible announced plans to offer captions on audiobooks earlier this week, something certain users have been requesting for years.The idea is that users can turn on the machine learning-powered subtitles feature to reach what they’re listening to, which seems a bit beside the point, though still sought after by some users.It’s already possible to do this using Amazon’s platform…it just requires the user to also pay for and download the ebook version of the audiobook on Kindle.The days of having an ereader read ebooks to us are long gone and, it if the publishing industry has its way, the idea of audiobook captions will never get off the ground.
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The new app that creeps on your Instagram location, Jakarta is sinking, and all things Comic Con.Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Wherever you go, Instagram's there too.A new app called Who's in Town offers its users an interactive map of every place the people they follow have geotagged themselves in Instagram posts and stories.While this information is ostensibly available already if you search through someone's posts, Who's in Town transforms data into a chronological log of to-ings and fro-ings of anyone who has a public Instagram account.“It's the equivalent of you going through every single story and writing down every single location, just consistently all the time.”
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I slutet av juli släpps version 76 av webbläsaren Chrome och en av nyheterna är att Google gör det svårare för webbsidor att se om användarna har aktiverat det så kallade inkognito-läget.På så sätt ska användarnas integritet skyddas.Många webbsidor vill hålla koll på sina besökare.Dels för att veta hur många de är, men även för att begränsa innehållet för personer som inte betalar för sig.Google föreslår att dessa sajter inför krav på registrering för alla användare.På så sätt går det till exempel inte att komma åt ett obegränsat antal gratisartiklar genom att utnyttja inkognito-läget.
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It was July 20, 1969, when from their living rooms around the country, millions of Americans tuned in to their TVs to watch Neil Armstrong and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin make cosmic history as the first humans ever to set foot somewhere other than Earth.Here, in a replica 1960s-era living room aboard the USS Hornet, the footage is recounted as it might have been experienced then.This was one of the first worldwide media events -- the astronauts cast as heroes as every moment was broadcast live around the world.
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As they approach their landing spot in the Sea of Tranquility, they remark on the view—the deeply shadowed craters, the boulders littering the alien landscape, the fine dust that envelopes the spacecraft as it fires its descent engine for landing.The landscape appears to be rising; no, wait, the spacecraft is sinking.The two astronauts realize they won’t be able to leave the spacecraft, but the disappointment barely registers in their overclocked brains.Although lunar science wasn’t the primary focus of the Apollo 11 mission, the robotic missions that preceded it and the six crewed missions that followed vastly expanded our understanding of the moon.Analysis of the rocks collected by the Apollo astronauts shows that most were created by impact events about 3.9 billion years ago, but almost none of them were dated to the moon’s first 600 million years of existence.While this theory nicely accounts for the Apollo moon rocks, it also raises a big question: What caused all these rocks to start pummeling the moon?
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Brace yourselves, gamers: we know the Asus ROG (Republic of Gamers) Phone 2 is launching on July 23, and Asus just confirmed it'll also be the first mobile handset to be powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus.That "Plus" denotes a small gaming and VR-focused upgrade on top of the Snapdragon 855 processor found in a lot of the top Android phones of 2019.Specifically, the 8-core processor will run at up to 2.96GHz instead of 2.84GHz, while the upgraded Adreno 640 graphics should provide a speed boost in the region of 15%.We've not seen a mid-year chip bump like this before from Qualcomm, and it means flagship phones in the second half of the year may have a slight performance edge over the handsets we've seen so far – with the Asus ROG Phone 2 leading the charge.Even with launch day rapidly approaching, we still don't know too much about the Asus ROG Phone 2.We do know that we liked the original a lot, so expectations are high for whatever Asus is planning for a follow-up.
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Electric car fans around the world are racing to back the latest quirky EV, say the makers of the Nobe 100, and that must be true as the crowd-funding campaign is currently sitting on a target of £64.The Nobe 100 spec sheet is full of boasts about its recyclability and renewability, with the fact that it only has three wheels pitched as a quirky retro design feature that saves weight while delivering a maximum potential top speed of 130kmph, or 80mph.And having three wheels isn't even the most bonkers thing about the plans for the car either, as there's going to be an additional "suitcase battery" to swap out and plug in for additional range, swappable exterior panels for when you get bored of its factory colours, and even upgradeable motors for buying more power when future you needs more torque at the roundabouts or to escape gangs of youths trying to overturn your ride.The maker says the bonkers classic stylings of the Nobe 100 create a "traffic stopping, head turning smile-maker" of a vehicle, although crowd-funding platform Indiegogo is ruining this dream somewhat by warning atop the page that the company has "not yet produced a working demo" – despite Nobe getting a shell out to the Geneva motor show earlier this year, making a trailer of a physical model driving and indeed turning heads, and... making models wear t-shirts that say NOBE on them.Those t-shirts cost £48 and that's apparently a discount.
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After a series of teasers, we got to see a promo image of the Honor 9X / Honor 9X Pro recently, and now, China’s TENAA has listed the device on its database.That is to say, Huawei sub-brand has met the Chinese authorities pre-release requirements for the Honor 9X.Three variants of the device with HLK-TL00, HLK-AL00, and HLK-AL10 model numbers made it to theTENAA website.The regulatory body has yet to upload images and the full specs of the three models but reveals only a few of its key specs.These devices are believed to be the same device, but with slight variations.The listing confirms the Honor 9X gets a footprint of 163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8mm, and a 6.59-inch display.
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Analysis Nvidia and Google continue to dominate in AI hardware, according to the latest benchmarking results from the ML Perf project published this week.Tech companies all want a little slice of the machine learning pie: Nvidia has rebranded GPUs for AI, Intel is busy trying to tout its CPUs and push its new ASIC known as the NNP-T out on time, and Google – not traditionally known for its hardware – went and built its own accelerator chip too.So a group of hardware nerds from industry and academia decided to get together to create ML Perf for "fair and useful benchmarks for measuring training and inference performance of ML hardware, software, and services".Despite ML Perf being supported by several big names, it looks like only five companies have bothered submitting results: Google, Nvidia, Intel, Fujitsu, and Alibaba.It's not a cheap endeavor after all, since it requires renting or buying hundreds or thousands of chips."Part of the motivation is that when a submitter makes a mistake, not all mistakes can be fixed after submission.
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Armored Mewtwo weaknesses in Pokemon GO are much the same as the original Mewtwo – it’s just the amount of hammering you’ll need to do that’s changed.Included in the mix are such obvious monsters like Tyranitar – he’s always pretty huge.Other less-than-average Pokemon are on the list as well, Pokemon you might never want to use against such a massive boss.• Origin Forme Giratina: Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball are best.So long as she’s got the Snarl and the Foul Play (or Crunch!)• Scizor: Finally there’s a use for the most awesome-looking evolution in this line – red as heck!
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Cast & crew dazzled on the red carpet for "The Lion King" world premiere on 9 July.The live-action remake features a duet performance by Beyonce and Donald Glover of the oscar-winning song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight".The film also features a new number from Elton John & Tim Rice.It’s due to hit the big screen on 19 July in the US and the UK.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.
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Most manufacturers would be freaking out about the future if it had models in its lineup that were mostly the same now as they were when they debuted seven years ago.Despite many minor changes and a few technical updates, the Model S of 2019 is not wildly different from the one that debuted way back in 2012.That has led people to wonder if the Model S and its slightly newer sibling, Model X, will be getting a redo anytime soon.The answer to that, according to the Big T's CEO Elon Musk, is no.The recent mechanical refresh to S and X that we saw a few months ago is the extent of what we can expect for the future.On the one hand, that sounds crazy, but on the other, it's not like either model looks especially dated.
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GitHub is banning code from DeepNude, the app that used AI to create fake nude pictures of women.Motherboard, which first reported on DeepNude last month, confirmed that the Microsoft-owned software development platform won’t allow DeepNude projects.GitHub told Motherboard that the code violated its rules against “sexually obscene content,” and it’s removed multiple repositories, including one that was officially run by DeepNude’s creator.DeepNude was originally a paid app that created nonconsensual nude pictures of women using technology similar to AI “deepfakes.” The development team shut it down after Motherboard’s report, saying that “the probability that people will misuse it is too high.” However, as we noted last week, copies of the app were still accessible online — including on GitHub.Late that week, the DeepNude team followed suit by uploading the core algorithm (but not the actual app interface) to the platform.“The reverse engineering of the app was already on GitHub.
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The US women’s national soccer team is extremely good at two things: scoring goals and selling merchandise.Even before it won a second consecutive World Cup championship Sunday, the players’ home jersey, which is designed by Nike, became the top-selling soccer jersey ever in one season on Nike.com, according to the athletic-wear company.Sales were still going strong after the historic victory.There, the best-selling women’s soccer jerseys weren’t made by Nike but instead appeared to be knockoffs selling for a fraction of the company’s $90 to $165 price tags.The situation highlights Amazon’s unending fight against fakes, including when they’re dupes of high-profile items.After years of counterfeiters plaguing Amazon, the company warned investors about the problem for the first time in February.
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Stranger Things season 3 is set in 1985, which coincidently is also the year Windows 1.0 was released, and to celebrate, Microsoft has released the Windows 1.11 app for Windows 10.Not only does the Windows 1.11 app emulate the user interface of the first version of Windows, but there are Easter eggs and secrets peppered throughout the app that tie in with Netflix’s latest season of Stranger Things.Windows 1.11 also contains games and puzzles that bring you a fair whack of nostalgia, and also unlocks unique content from the show.Not your parents' Windows 1.0While Windows 1.11 will be vaguely familiar to anyone who used the original Windows 1.0, there are a few noticeable differences.For a start, while the original Windows 1.0 shipped on floppy disks, required 720KB disk space and 320KB RAM as a minimum, Windows 1.11 is downloaded from the Microsoft Store in Windows 10, needs 775.56MB space on your hard drive, and is rated for PEGI 16 due to strong violence – something the original Windows 1.0 didn’t have to worry about.
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Microsoft has announced a bug in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update which could hamper the operation of virtual private networks (VPNs).The issue affects the Remote Access Connection Manager service, which is what Windows uses to manage connections to a VPN.Remote Access Connection Manager, also known as RASMAN, needs to run in the background for always-on VPNs to work, or for VPN users who connect to the internet via dial-up.If the service stops working, it will interfere with these users’ VPN connections.Given how many people around the world use a VPN to access the internet, whether for security reasons or convenience, there are millions of users who could be affected by this bug.It affects the latest version of Windows 10, KB4501375 (OS Build 18362.207), which was released on June 27.
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Browsing the web without an ad blocker can be a horrendous experience, from ugly and crude advertisements to annoying pop-ups to loud autoplaying videos.But most sites, including this one, rely on income from advertising to stay afloat and keep producing content.What’s a civic-minded netizen to do?Mozilla might have the answer.Last month, the company revealed it would offer a paid version of its popular Firefox browser, and now a page on its website confirms more details.It will be charging $4.99 per month for ad-free access to some unnamed journalism websites, with the slogan: “Support the sites you love, avoid the ads you hate.”
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the English Works, has grown by more than 50 per cent of each year on the basis of its system of payments and deposits are all over the web, directly through the customer's bank.At the beginning of June, announced the Works to enter the american market through the acquisition of the branschkollegan Pay With My Bank.As we previously said, consists in the consideration of a small cash payment, and the greater part of the shares,” said Jonas Palmquist, chief financial officer at the Works.”There is a variable remuneration in the form of shares, to which may be added in the next couple of years.it is Our expectation and hope is, of course, the deal gets even bigger,” said Jonas Palmquist.for more information, see Betalbolaget Works not Norwegian law, though it is a ban.
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President Donald Trump recently promised to ease the ban on American companies doing business with Huawei, but the Commerce Department is requiring its staff to treat Huawei as if the blacklist is still in place, reports Reuters.Enforcement staff were sent an internal letter this week by John Sonderman, the Deputy Director of the Office of Export Enforcement, to continue treating Huawei as blacklisted.The letter, viewed by Reuters, said applications from companies that want to sell to Huawei should be considered on merit and flagged with language that notes Huawei is on the entity list.The applications should also still be viewed under a “presumption of denial” policy that applies to companies on the blacklist.This means license applications are scrutinized more closely and most of them are rejected.Along with 70 other companies, Huawei was added in May to an “entity list” of companies that U.S. companies are forbidden to do business with.
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AMD has only announced two Navi graphics cards so far, but Sapphire, a popular aftermarket graphics card manufacturer, has registered trademarks for a bunch of new graphics cards.This includes the AMD Radeon RX 5950 and AMD Radeon RX 5900 – according to a tweet from hardware leaker Komachi, spotted by Videocardz.We already know that the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and AMD Radeon RX 5700 are coming out on July 7, but the rest of the AMD Navi lineup may have finally leaked out.[EEC] Sapphire RX 5900/5800/5700/5600/5500 Series (also RX 590XT).This registration lists more than a dozen new graphics cards, so it's unlikely that they will all actually see the light of day, so this could just be Sapphire covering itself in case of any new graphics processor (GPU) announcements.That doesn't mean that none of these listed GPUs will make it to market, however.
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The new Amazon series Good Omens, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, presents a lighthearted take on the idea of angels and demons.Fantasy author Erin Lindsey found the show’s humor refreshing after so many years of grimdark.Some Christians are offended by the show, and more than 20,000 of them have signed a petition urging that it be cancelled.Though as writer Peter Rubin notes, the petition was initially directed at Netflix, which wasn’t involved with Good Omens.“It just goes to show that none of the 20,000 people who have signed the petition—I would wager—have the slightest understanding of either author’s work, or have seen a moment of the show,” Rubin says.“They just read a description of it, and take it at face value.”
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Amazon Music Unlimited is offering new members access to tens of millions of songs for $1 for the first four months (regularly priced at $7.99 per month).See all the can't-miss deals of Amazon Prime Day 2019 here.Amazon Prime Day 2019 hasn't officially arrived yet, but Amazon is still dropping some major deals early on — including access to the premium streaming service Amazon Music Unlimited for just $1.Somewhat frustratingly, you may have noticed that there's a distinct limit to what she can play if you're not a member of Amazon Music Unlimited.As consolation for your lack of membership, she generally offers a short sample of the song that cuts off just as you start getting into it.Though it'll usually run you a monthly fee of $7.99, Amazon is offering new subscribers four months of access to the service for $1.
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Twitter didn’t name any names with today’s new feature news, but one extremely online user loomed large over the announcement.The company took to its Safety blog to announce the addition of a new “abusive behavior” label that users will have to click through to access content.This isn’t just any content warning, though.It applies to a pretty exclusive club of users whose writing breaks the company’s anti-abuse rules, but whose comments are still deemed part of “the public conversation.” In order to apply, they must,Be or represent a government official, be running for public office, or be considered for a government position (i.e., next in line, awaiting confirmation, named successor to an appointed position)Have more than 100,000 followers
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LG hasn’t enjoyed the biggest success in recent years, as the likes of Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, and others have stolen its thunder.The company isn’t giving up though, and it’s just launched the LG W series in India in a bid to claw back market-share.The new phones, spotted by XDA-Developers, are the LG W10, LG W30, and LG W30 Pro.The phones have much in common, sharing a 4,000mAh battery, a rear fingerprint scanner, microUSB port, a lightweight take on Android Pie, camera-based face unlock, and at least two rear cameras.The W10 and W30 share even more features, namely a low-end MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.But the W10 is clearly the lower tier offering, delivering a 6.19-inch HD+ screen, a 13MP+5MP rear camera pairing, and an 8MP selfie camera.
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in the Next-gen milk carton may have a built-in storage. < Billerud and Korsnäs is now taking a new step towards the commercialization of pappersbatteriet.
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In a sit-down interview with Gayle King for CBS This Morning, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri discussed some of the controversies surrounding the photo-sharing app.When King brought up the deepfake video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that circulated last week, Mosseri explained why the video wasn't taken down right away."We don't have a policy against deepfakes currently," he said."We're trying to evaluate if we wanted to that, if so how would we define deepfakes."Deepfakes are video forgeries that make people appear to be doing or saying things they never did.Mosseri says it would be inappropriate to take down the video of Zuckerberg simply because he's the CEO of Facebook, which owns Instagram.
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Verizon FiOS service went down in the northeastern and central US on Monday morning.The issues started around 7 a.m. EST, and service had started to return by 11:30 a.m.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Verizon FiOS customers in the Northeast and central United States reported issues with their internet service on social media on Monday morning.A map from the downdetector.com website shows that much of the northeastern US was without Verizon FiOS internet service.The outages started occurring as far back as around 7 a.m. EST, as shown by a FiOS customer from Philadelphia.
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“This is a comprehensive upgrade, touching almost every element of the platform.”Tech junkies, hackers and educators have a brand new toy to play with today as the Raspberry Pi Foundation drops its latest model, the Raspberry Pi 4, and to be honest it’s a bit of a beast, writes Computer Business Review’s Conor Reynolds.The new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B showcases a significant jump in performance in comparison to previous versions.The Pi 4 is built around a Broadcom BCM2711 system-on-chip and has a 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU.This new model now comes with a 4GB option that many will welcome following the 1GB limitation of the Pi 3B+ model, dual-4K displays, 4K60 H.265 video decode, gigabit Ethernet and two USB 3.0 ports.So I've been messing around with my @Raspberry_Pi RaspberryPi4, and try as I might I can't see any good reason (inertia aside) that the average user needs a noisy, energy-guzzling desktop PC the size of a microwave oven anymore OpenSource EcoComputing EmancipateYourBits pic.twitter.com/CYDB2dusMR
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