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The "smart shopping cart" automatically scans your stuff so you can skip checkout.
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Looking for Best Buy TV deals? We tracked down sales on must-have 4K TVs, QLED TVs, and OLED TVs.
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Here are some of the most common problems you might come across in your browser, and what you should do to fix them so that you can get back to binging Netflix.
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Here's a look at our most important stories for the week ending July 11.
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Two charm quarks, two anti-charms make for a massive tetraquark.
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A similar proposal in the UK was put on hold last year.
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The Disney+ show is called The Mandalorian.The toys call him “The Mandalorian.” And in the first episode, he’s referred to mostly as “Mandalorian.” Suffice to say, it seemed pretty clear the identity of the main character on the new live-action Star Wars TV show was being kept a secret.Maybe you consider this a spoiler?Slashfilm has uncovered an electronic press kit interview where the Mandalorian himself, Pedro Pascal, refers to the character’s real name.Watch here at 2:31, which we’ve cued up.So he says the character’s name is something like “Dyn Jarrin” but it’s almost like as he’s saying it, he realises he shouldn’t be saying it so his speech gives out halfway through the phrase.
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InXile Entertainmet’s final announced project from before last year’s acquisition by Microsoft finally has a release date — Wasteland 3 is coming out May 19 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Game Pass (along with PlayStation 4).The studio made the announcement at Microsoft’s X019 event in London today, wrapping up the show and giving it one of the most high-profile spots.Wasteland 3 is part of a landmark postapocalyptic role-playing game series, playing with the themes of surviving nuclear devastation in 1988, well before Fallout did so in 1997.And it’s the second Wasteland game from InXile, Brian Fargo’s studio.He worked on the first.Wasteland 3 moves the setting from the Southwestern wastes to the Rocky Mountains in what was Colorado.
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Today the Samsung Galaxy S11 had an info leak several months before it was made official by Samsung itself.This new phone family will likely arrive in a collection of sizes and with powers and abilities set with a variety of variations of the standard brand name.Included in today’s list of devices is not just the Galaxy S11, but the Galaxy S11e, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, and the Galaxy Note10 Lite as well.Per the leaks that’ve appeared over the past several weeks, we’re to understand that Samsung won’t simply move beyond the “S10” and “Note 10” branding in the year 2020.The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will be one of a few different devices that’ll retain branding – variants of brands, that is – from the year 2019.The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite will add yet another set of devices to the ever-growing family of S and Note-brand machines.
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Chris Cox’s motivational speeches were at the heart of Facebook’s new employee orientation.But after 14 years at the social network, the Chief Product Officer left in March amidst an executive shake-up and Facebook’s new plan to prioritize privacy by moving to encrypt its messaging apps.Now the 37-year-old leader will be putting his inspirational demeanor and keen strategy sense to work to protect the environment and improve the government.Today at Wired25 conference, Cox finally shared more about his work advising political technology developer for progressives Acronym, and climate change-tracking satellite startup Planet Labs.SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 08: Chris Cox attends the WIRED25 Summit 2019 – Day 1 at Commonwealth Club on November 08, 2019 in San Francisco, California.(Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED)
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PayPal Credit isn't a physical card, and you can't use it at brick-and-mortar stores, but this makes it quick and easy to sign up and get approved — you just need to have a PayPal account and fill out an online application for approval.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.What PayPal Credit is, and how to use it for online shoppingThere's a catch: PayPal Credit, unlike Visa and traditional credit cards, can't be used in brick-and-mortar stores, and you won't get a physical piece of plastic either.PayPal Credit is 100% online-based.It is different from other credit cards with PayPal in the name — including the PayPal Cashback Mastercard — as it is only meant to be used online.
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“We received a proposal transmitted yesterday”HP has confirmed an audacious takeover bid by rival Xerox: a company that reported revenues nearly seven times smaller than HP’s in their respective third quarters ($14.6 billion and $2.2 billion respectively).The Wall Street Journal first reported yesterday that a deal may be pending, as Xerox announced that it was ending a 57-year joint venture with Japan’s Fujifilm amid aggressive corporate restructuring.HP’s current market capitalisation is $29 billion.The WSJ reports that Xerox has “informal funding commitment” from a major bank.Xerox is midway through an ambitious push to cut IT costs, shift services to the cloud and emphasise its software offering; HP’s new CEO last month revealed he would be cutting 9,000 jobs as he moves to trim costs.
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Facebook Messenger added a new section on privacy to its website this week to give users one place to find information on the messaging application’s privacy, safety and security features.The app’s new privacy and safety hub will provide details on privacy settings and features such as Secret Conversations, which are end-to-end encrypted messages.Instructions are also provided for blocking and reporting other users, in order to help prevent unwanted interactions or people impersonating someone like a friend or a celebrity.Details are included on how users can protect their accounts from potential hackers through features such as login alerts and safer browsing to avoid malware.Facebook also describes some of the behind-the-scenes steps it takes, including removing fake accounts, using artificial intelligence to identify harmful links and images and reducing the spread of misinformation.For those with more interest in technology, white papers are available about the social network’s approach to privacy and security.
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The well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo returns to talk about the next budget iPhone that will be launched during the spring of 2020, also known by the provisional name of iPhone SE 2.Kuo’s new forecasts shared in a note for investors intercepted by colleagues from MacRumors, suggest that Apple should be able to ship 20 million iPhone SE 2 with relative ease in 2020, a figure that can go up to 30 million considering the most optimistic scenarios.The forecast update shows a drop in the estimate, since the previous Kuo note indicated the overcoming of the 30 million, while now this could only be achieved under favorable conditions.iPhone SE 2 design and specsThe analyst reviewed the forecast after collecting more information from the production chain.And obtained more concrete data on which he bases his analysis.
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Facebook is refining while Google is designing, but first, a cartoon about when smartphones go rogue.Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday?Google is helping design an open source, ultra-secure chipHackers seem to launch new attacks every day, but a new kind of chip could provide some protection.Google has partnered with a group of companies, nonprofits, and academic institutions to begin a project called OpenTitan, which sets out to make a more secure chip that lifts the curtain on the secret information that chips are usually built upon.
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While we await the official launch of the Xiaomi CC9 Pro, there have been a couple of confirmations regarding this smartphone.As of now, there are some real images of this smartphones which show its absolute beauty.This gives the phone a premium and cool appearance.This smartphone comes with 6GB/8GB/12GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of internal storage.To keep its lights on is a 5260 mAh battery which supports 30W fast charge.Although Xiaomi has a few phones with a higher battery size (e.g.
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University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist Matthew Moore has received two grants from the USDA to apply new technology in an effort to more quickly detect and trace foodborne disease caused by noroviruses and bacteria.Under the USDA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, Moore and Min Chen, a UMass Amherst associate professor of chemistry, received a $490,000 grant to develop and evaluate a portable sensing device capable of both identifying and subtyping foodborne pathogens, including bacteria and viruses."Human noroviruses and Salmonella enterica are the leading causes of foodborne illness and foodborne death in the United States, respectively," Moore says."One of the major elements to control these pathogens is the ability to rapidly and portably detect them.Dr. Chen has developed an extremely promising sensing platform that has shown great results for clinical applications, and we hope to translate that progress to pathogenic microorganisms."In addition, breaking down the pathogens into "subtypes" is crucial to quickly identifying outbreaks and the food or ingredient responsible for them.
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Google says it wants to keep its confidential information from reaching rivals during a high-profile antitrust investigation by state attorneys general.The company on Thursday filed a motion with a Texas court, protesting the hiring of two consultants who had previously worked for Google foes including News Corp and Microsoft.In September, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced an antitrust probe into Google's massive digital advertising business.The investigation has the participation of AGs from 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.As part of the probe, Paxton's office last month sent Google a civil investigative demand, asking for key information about its ad operation and data collection policies.But Google is objecting to some of the consultants who would be working on the probe because sensitive data "could be inappropriately disclosed to and used by its adversaries," Google said in the motion.
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Follow these tips to do it safely.Among the running and cycling communities, there's an ongoing debate about whether or not you should listen to music while on a run or ride.On one hand, listening to music while working out may improve your performance and help you sustain your workout for longer.Because music makes most things more enjoyable and most people aren't likely to leave their headphones behind, I rounded up 10 tips for safely listening to music on your next bike or run.You might think this defeats the purpose of wearing earbuds while running and biking, but you'd be surprised at how well you can still hear music with just one earbud in.In the case of headphones, sound enters your ear through your cheekbones, bypassing your eardrum.
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But this is going to be fixed as soon as tomorrow.The Smartisan Nut Pro 3 will be a new-gen smartphone with many powerful hardware features.But as this brand has not been on the market for a long time, it’s still unknown whether the software base is as powerful as the hardware specs.Anyways, today, the phone’s specs list was leaked on Jingdong.The upcoming Smartisan Nut Pro 3 is equipped with a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen.The latter should have a resolution of 2340*1080 pixels.
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AT is planning to spend just $20 billion on capital investment in 2020, down from $23 billion this year.The company is on pace to exceed its 2019 goal as it averaged more than $6 billion per quarter in the first three quarters.But with a forecast of $20 billion across all of 2020, AT expects to spend about $5 billion per quarter on capital investments going forward.The company is under pressure from investors to control spending, in part because its TV business is tanking and because of AT's giant debt load stemming from the purchases of DirecTV and Time Warner.AT already got much of the 5G spending out of the way by purchasing spectrum licenses, and AT CEO Randall Stephenson told investors that the company's "strong spectrum position will allow for lower capital intensity" over the next three years.AT has also mostly stopped its fiber-to-the-home broadband construction even though large portions of its 21-state territory still have only copper-based DSL service.
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The photo-sharing app will no longer allow fictional depictions of such actions, including drawings, memes and graphic images from films or comics.Instagram's efforts to crackdown on self-harm and suicide content comes after the death of British teenager Molly Russell, who took her life in 2017.Instagram said it's trying to strike a balance between safeguarding teens from disturbing content and allowing others to share their mental health experiences."The tragic reality is that some young people are influenced in a negative way by what they see online, and as a result they might hurt themselves.On the other hand, Instagram users also use the platform to talk about their mental health struggles, offering online support for others who are grappling with the same problems, Mosseri said.In the first three months after that change, Instagram "removed, reduced the visibility of, or added sensitivity screens" to more than 834,000 pieces of content, Mosseri said in a blog post.
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File this one to the "minor recalls" section, but it isn't often we see a recall for Tesla vehicles.Nevertheless, some 89 Tesla Model 3 sedans need to head to a service center due to missing airbag warning information.Without the warning info attached to the driver's side sun visor, the electric cars don't comply with federal safety standards.Obviously, this isn't a dire threat to drivers, but it still needs fixing.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cites the lack of the airbag information as a potential increase of injury.In the documents filed on Oct. 10, Tesla and NHTSA said the affected cars were built on Aug. 23.
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The discovery has demonstrated a new building block for quantum computation.The team demonstrated the use of single atoms as qubits for quantum information processing.A quantum bit or qubits are the fundamental blocks of a quantum computer’s ability to process information.IBM’s breakthrough marks the first time a single-atom qubit has been achieved using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM).The STM can image and position each atomic qubit to precisely control the arrangement of the nearby qubit atoms.The basic unit of information in the computer is a bit with a value of “0” or “1”.
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Med orden ”For the Curious Kind” har e-handelsjätten Amazon rullat ut sitt ljudbolagsbolag Audible i Sverige den senaste veckan.På Audible.se erbjuds just nu en månad gratis för den som vill få tillgång till 300 000 titlar.Det handlar om delar av Audibles omfattande bibliotek med engelskspråkiga, internationella ljudböcker, samt ljudprogram från etermedier, underhållare, tidningsförlag och leverantörer av företagsinformation.Audible erbjuder även originalinnehåll i podcastformat.Ett antal egenproducerade poddar, så kallade Audible Originals, ges nu ut med svenska profiler på engelska.Först ut av dessa är Curios med Micael Dahlen, känd som professor på Handelshögskolan i Stockholm och författare av böcker som Nextopia.
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On Monday evening, Maggie Guterl and Will Hayward set out for the 60th time on a 4-mile loop through the hickory-covered hills of central Tennessee.It was dark and rainy on day three of the Big’s Backyard Ultra, a running race of fiendish design.There's no set distance, and no set total time, just endless laps around the 4-mile course, which participants must complete once an hour.To win, you basically just have to be the last competitor still moving your legs.“i figure everyone already knows / but if you are living in a cave / maggie guterl of colorado won the 2019 world championship of backyard ultra at the big's backyard ultra,” the race director, Gary Cantrell (aka Lazarus Lake), wrote in an almost poetic post on Facebook.The "backyard" in the race title, by the way, is his backyard.
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NASA astronauts and International Space Station (ISS) residents Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are making history by performing the first ever all-woman spacewalk.Starting bright and early at 7:50 a.m.ET on Friday, October 18, the pair ventured outside the International Space Station in order to perform repairs to the station’s power system.Spacewalks are a true test of endurance, with this walk spanning five or six hours and requiring constant attention and focus.This particular spacewalk is the first performed by two women, both members of the Expedition 61 crew on the ISS, although plenty of women have taken spacewalks in the past alongside men — today was the 43rd spacewalk to include a female crew member.An all-woman spacewalk was planned previously, when Koch and previous ISS crew member Anne McClain were scheduled to work together on a spacewalk in March, but that event had to be scrapped due to spacesuit sizing issues.
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