Emma Martin

Emma Martin

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In the Star Wars universe, the Force is everywhere.The Force is a built-in metaphor machine, basically, a bellwether any Star Wars narrative can gesture toward to reinforce themes, build drama, or progress the story.It's full of trauma, tragedy, resonant with a whole galaxy's worth of suffering.That echo of pain is the background to a classic Star Wars setup: a handful of heroes against a galaxy of fascists, racing against time and impossible odds for a chance at hope.It makes sense that Electronic Arts would release a Star Wars game at this juncture that hews so closely to the familiar beats of the franchise.Up until now, the company's releases have been scant and disappointing, to the point that it's hard not to wonder why Disney's Lucasfilm, a production house more than happy to part ways with collaborators performing below expectations, hasn't cut the publisher loose.
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Google Maps has been my hero and savior many times I traveled abroad – or even in India where I don’t speak the local language.It’s not always perfect, however.While the app might help me get near the place, I often have a hard time locating it, and I end up roaming around like a headless chicken.Thankfully, Google is rolling out a new feature for the app that speaks the name and address of the place in the local language.To trigger this, open the information card of the place, and tap on the speaker icon as shown below.This is quite handy when you want to ask a passerby about a place or tell a taxi driver where you want to go.
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During the last week, Xiaomi took the wraps off the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 with a spectacular 108MP Penta-camera array.The device in question is the Global variant of the Chine Mi CC9 Pro.Among the specifications, the Mi Note 10 boasts a gorgeous 6.47-inch AMOLED curved display.Since its launch rumors are spreading pointing an LG or Samsung OLED panel for the Global markets.However, Xiaomi’s executive has just revealed that Visionox is the sole provider of Note 10’s screens.This isn’t the first time that Xiaomi is partnering with Visionox.
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The European Competition Commission's Margrethe Vestager has tech CEOs quaking in their boots.For a couple of years now, skeptical politicians across the western world have been wondering whether US tech giants are getting too big for their own good.But ask one of Silicon Valley's most feared regulators, Margrethe Vestager of the European Competition Commission, and she'd say no.Vestager has handed out multibillion dollar antitrust fines to pretty much every tech titan the US has produced in the last 20 years, but that doesn't mean she wants to see them torn apart.The renewed interest and engagement with regulation from the US is "very welcome," said Vestager.In the scandal's wake, Vestager is keen to see the company say less and do more.
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Oppo just announced the Reno 2 series a few months back and rumours of its successor in the form of Reno 3 are now in the airwaves.The alleged specifications and price of the phone have now surfaced on Weibo, courtesy of a reliable tipster.According to a post shared by the tipster, the Reno 3 from Oppo will flaunt a 6.5-inch AMOLED at the front with FHD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate for smoother transitions.The fingerprint sensor will sit underneath the display like most phones these days.The phone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 735 SoC, a step-up from the Snapdragon 730G found on its predecessor Reno 2.It is expected to come with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB / 256GB UFS 2.1 storage, as per the leaked sheet below.
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You have been invited to and been accepted to the highly sought-after, the job's yours.It's easy to get excited, but at the time the offer comes, you should have a cool head, and consider an additional turn.the web Site Fast Company has an article, listed five key questions you should ask yourself before you accept a job offer.this Is the right role for you?It's flattering to get an offer, but if the role fits with your career plans.to Find out more about the company and its culture, it's a place that's right for you?
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NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has produced a giant new image of the southern sky, something constructed from more than 200 images captured during the mission’s first year.According to the space agency, the panorama includes 29 of the exoplanets that were discovered by TESS, as well as more than 1,000 candidate planets that may join those 29.TESS is often referred to as a planet-hunter — it is designed to look for exoplanets by conducting sky surveys using four cameras with a total of 16 CCDs.Every 30 minutes, these cameras snap an image of an entire sector of the sky, according to NASA, which says the CCDs collectively captured more than 15,000 images over 30-minute durations.That massive number amounts to more than 20TB of data on the southern sky where TESS spent its first year making observations.All 20TB have been sent back to researchers on Earth; NASA says it’s the equivalent of having streamed around 6,000 HD movies.
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Aside from the obvious benefit of completing meals in a fraction of the time they normally take, Instant Pots can save energy, kill harmful bacteria, and even better preserve the taste of food.The Instant Pot can be a lifesaver to someone that might not have the best culinary skills.Now you can purchase an Instant Pot that doubles as an air fryer, along with 10 other uses.The Instant Pot Duo Crisp and Air Fryer is an 11-in-1 multi-use pressure cooker that can perform a wide range of cooking tasks.One gives you access to everything a normal Instant Pot can do, while the second Air Fryer lid makes it easy to fry, roast, bake, and broil food.You don’t have to know a lot about cooking to make use of the Instant Pot Duo, either.
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They can be used in various fields including entertainment systems, industrial machinery, drones, and even surgeries that are performed by doctors who are not in the same physical location as their patients.Making such systems less complicated while carrying out their tasks successfully is a key factor for improving the teleoperation performance and experience.The authors published their results this September in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, a joint publication of the IEEE and the Chinese Association of Automation.The authors focused their study on state convergence, a type of algorithm that is widely used in modeling teleoperation systems and the interactions occurred within the system.It is also considered an elegant design procedure through which the teleoperation system can function in an autonomous way and impose desired dynamic behavior between a "master" device that humans operate on and a "slave" device, the device or robot that carries out the action remotely ordered by the "master".Comparing to standard state convergence, the authors used a less complicated version of the algorithm called the composited stated convergence scheme by reducing the number of communication channels between the mater and the salve devices yet still achieved the desired outcome, the desired dynamic response that was expected of the teleoperations system.
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in the Newspapers, e-commerce and the Market, together, have gone through 200 of the country's biggest trading company, and came to the conclusion that e-retailers are dominating among those with the highest profitability, and those with the lowest levels.in an e-commerce with the highest operating margin among the other Stocks, and vacuum cleaner bags.now, with an operating margin of 20 per cent in the last fiscal year.the Auction achieved a profit margin of 17%, while the herrmodesajten Careofcarl had an operating margin of 10%.for more information, see Their bargain bin for food is growing – take it out of 182 million, in order to put a big effort in Germany - " the E-merchants on the other end of the spectrum, with the lowest margin, it has often given priority to growth and profitability.Many of those active in the globe.
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For much of the 2000s, President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani billed himself as a high-level security consultant after presiding as mayor of New York during the 9/11 terror attacks.But NBC News reported that shortly after being named Trump's cybersecurity adviser in 2017, Giuliani went to an Apple Store to unlock his iPhone after entering the wrong passcode at least 10 times in a row.A former Apple store employee told NBC Giuliani's passcode mistake was "very sloppy," adding, "Trump had just named him as an informal adviser on cybersecurity and here, he couldn't even master the fundamentals of securing your own device."For much of the 2000s, President Donald Trump's personal attorney billed himself as a high-level security consultant after presiding as mayor of New York City during the 9/11 terror attacks.But shortly after being named Trump's cybersecurity adviser in 2017, Giuliani needed cyber assistance of his own to unlock his iPhone after entering the wrong passcode at least 10 times in a row, NBC News reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter and an Apple Store document from the location in San Francisco that Giuliani visited.Giuliani has long been known for experiencing technical difficulties online on platforms like Twitter, and for accidentally butt-dialing and pocket-dialing reporters.
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The move comes 22 months after Digital Realty's $7.6bn all-stock deal to snaffle DuPont Fabros in late 2017 – one of the fattest data centre buys that year – and around 11 months since the slurp of Brazil-based bit barn biz Ascenty for $2.25bn.The latest proposal will be a boost for Digital Realty's capacity in Europe, where it currently has a presence in four cities.Interxion will add 13 cities to this list, and take the local operation to anticipated revenue of $1.1bn, behind the biggest player in the continent, Equinix at $1.8bn.Bill Stein, Digital Realty CEO, said in a call with analysts that it needs a Gatling-gun approach to data centres, "covering the full product spectrum, from small footprint cage and cabinet environments, all the way up to multi-megawatt dedicated hyperscale facilities on a truly global basis".Digital Realty has 18 data centres in the US and locations in Australia, China, Japan and Singapore.It also runs three centres in Brazil, and picked up parts of Telecity, which Equinix was forced to sell when the European Commission raised competition concerns.
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Last year, Photoshop introduced a tool called ‘Select Subject’ that made it super simple to select a primary subject from an image – or at least give you a decent starting point.Problem was, this feature worked across the entire image; you’d have to do some extra work if you only wanted to select one subject out of multiple or isolate a particular item.Today Adobe gave us a sneak peek at a new AI-powered ‘Object Selection’ tool coming to Photoshop that makes selecting particular subjects easier than ever.The new feature lives alongside the magic wand and quick selection tools and is presented as a simple rectangle marquee.All you have to do is roughly cover your intended subject with the rectangle and Photoshop will automatically puzzle out what you’re trying to select.You could, for example, select one person out of a group of friends, making it easy to replace that one person you don’t like.
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Fitbit shares surged Monday on a report that Google's parent company Alphabet is looking into buying the wearable company.Alphabet has "made an offer" to buy Fitbit, Reuters reports, though terms weren't disclosed.After briefly being halted, shares of Fitbit resumed trading late Monday morning, with the company's stock price rising by nearly 28% to $5.51 at time of writing.Fitbit is the maker of popular wearables and fitness trackers including the recent Versa 2 smartwatch.Unlike the Apple Watch, which is iPhone-only, Fitbit's products work on both iOS and Google's Android platform.Google has tried in the past to develop its own wearable platform called WearOS to rival Apple's smartwatch, but early efforts have failed to catch on with consumers, despite attracting a host of high-profile partners such as Tag Heuer, Fossil, Michael Kors and Movado.
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– Jag satt och tittade på den och då gick pulsen upp, säger biologen Raul Vicente.Raul Vicente var på ön Landsort, Stockholms skärgårds sydligaste utpost, för att studera flyttfåglar och även ägna sig åt en del spindelletande när han snubblade över den nya upptäckten.Främst letande han efter två sällan påträffade spindlar, en kustkullspindel och indiansträckspindel, som gillar att hålla till i vassbälten.I ett håvtag fångade han upp ett litet djur som aldrig tidigare skådats i Sverige, vilket han själv skrivit om i SLU:s Artdatabanken, nämligen säckspindeln Clubiona juvenis.Men när jag sedan satt med mikroskopet och kollade på den, det var då pulsen gick upp, säger Raul Vicente.En av individerna i håven var en hane.
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So you’ve got your colonist in mind.But before you head out on your grand adventures across the cosmos, you should consider exactly what type of build you’re going for.The Outer Worlds allows players to roll many different characters, from hammer-wielding rough and tumble types, to clever mechanics, turning droids and weapons on the enemy.Rather than merely sinking points into lock picking, for example, you’ll invest in the stealth category which also encompasses sneaking and lockpicking.Once you hit certain thresholds, you can begin to specialize in the distinct skills within each category.These roles such as a cashier, factory worker, or medical technician reflect what you were or would have been, had the colony ship not been lost among the stars.
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It’s contextual, fitting for the story and the artistic themes of the game about where soldiers have to draw the line in modern warfare.Parents should pay attention this year to the mature rating on the game (here is our full review).But some of the scenes are already quite controversial, and I’ve included them as videos in this post.This scene is a flashback to 20 years ago.A young girl awakens in a bombed building.He begins to carry her home to find her brother, only to find that Russia troops are pulling in and executing people in mass shootings.
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Netflix has announced that it's secured the rights to comic book series, Bone, and it will be developing an animated kid's show based on the Jeff Smith creation that sold millions of copies around the world.The Bone Netflix show will follow the "iconic Bone cousins on an adventure through a vast, uncharted desert and into a mysterious valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures," according a press release from the streaming giant.Want know the best movies on Netflix?You'll need the best Netflix VPNSmith, the creator of the Bone comic book series, says that he's waited a long time for it to be developed into an animated show:"Netflix is the perfect home for Bone.
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Nintendo announced today that sales of the Switch console have surpassed 15 million in North America.This includes the original console and the newer, portable-only Switch Lite.The Switch debuted in March 2017.It has done much better than its predecessor, the Wii U, which sold 13.56 worldwide during its entire life.The Switch has already topped that in North America alone.The Nintendo Switch has sold 15 million units in North America.
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Simplisafe, a company known for home security system innovation and one of our top picks for the best home security systems in 2019, announced the release of its latest product.The Entryway Kit features everything you need to create a smart home security system, including an interactive video doorbell, keypad and entry sensor.It can also be used remotely with Alexa, Google Home and App Control and still has the sleek, stylish design that is part of the company’s aesthetic.With the Entryway Kit, when an intruder enters the home, the system sets off a 95-decibel siren while alerting the 24/7 SimpliSafe monitoring center and the police.The company claims using its systems provides a 350% faster police response based on data gathered from 40 different law enforcement agencies from January 2015 to December 2016 and published in a 2018 paper called “Police Response Times to Calls for Service” by Stanford University.The new Entryway Kit includes the Video Doorbell Pro, which has an ultra-wide field of view lens with 1080p HD video quality, night vision, and two-way audio so you can talk to and see whoever is at your door without opening it.
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Becoming a channel member is a relatively easy process; you'll just need to have your YouTube login and a payment method handy.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.If you're an avid YouTube viewer, you may have noticed, or heard about, the relatively new option to become a channel member, signified by the "Join" button located next to some channel "Subscribe" buttons on videos.For those who are curious, or interested in getting a channel membership, here's everything you need to know about YouTube channel memberships and how to get them:What is a YouTube channel membership?Channel memberships give customers access to certain perks, like being able to purchase public badges and emojis, in addition to other channel-specific perks that may change over time.
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The Daydream View VR headset isn’t the only product Google has discontinued this week.The company is no longer selling its AI-powered Google Clips, a small camera designed to leverage modern technology in order to automatically capture and preserve life’s most memorable moments.The product page for the device is still featured on the Google Store website, but it now redirects users to other available devices.Put simply, Google Clips was a small square camera designed to automatically record memorable moments during your day.This ability relied on artificial intelligence, the idea being that by the time something interesting happens, it’ll likely already be over by the time you pull out your phone to record it.Google Clips was unlike any other camera consumers were likely to encounter, one with the appeal of promising a hands-free experience (for the most part).
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Do you hate the hassle of flying more than you love visiting exotic destinations?All Nippon Airways unveiled a telepresence robot on Monday that lets people experience faraway places without having to travel there in person.The robot, named Newme, can transmit high-definition 2K video that lets its human user see and interact with the bot's surroundings.ANA plans to debut 1,000 Newme robots by next summer, allowing humans to attend sporting events or go shopping on the other side of the world.Newme, which looks like a tablet atop a pole attached to a moving base, was built by OhmniLabs at Tokyo's Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies."By placing the world at your fingertips, avatars will open up new possibilities and help reshape everything from business and education to healthcare and entertainment," Shinya Katanozaka, president and CEO of ANA HD said in a statement.
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Agile software development improves quality, time-to-market, productivity, and cost.With benefits like these, why don’t enterprise organizations use this model across all business processes?Taking a page from the agile process, business operations are headed in a similar direction.From DevOps to design thinking, 46 percent of projects incorporate agile workflows.This trend is driving the need for better communication and collaboration.In the real world, productive, agile-style meetings are difficult to achieve when people are spread across the campus, the country, or the globe.
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Google has been bigging up its Stadia streaming system for a while now, but today it finally announced when the service will go live on 19th November.It'll kick off at 5pm UK time, and will be available on laptops, TVs, desktops, and 'select tablets and phones'.No words on what the tablets are but Google did promise that it would be widely available and that Pixel phones would be the first ones to get access to the game-streaming platform.The Stadia is available to pre-order now, and for £119 you get a controller, a Chromecast Ultra, and three months of Stadia Pro.
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As we saw in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, strange things can be hidden inside bank vaults.Sometimes, they have the ability to change the world.Dust has released a short film where a man is given a key to a mystery that threatens everything he ever knew.Box 616 is the latest sci-fi short film from Mitch Glass (who also directed the stellar short Again ), shot for two days inside a bank vault with a budget of about $800 (£632).It’s about a man named Malcolm Crowe, who’s informed by the local bank that a trust, well, entrusted to him by his grandfather is now available.The safety deposit box, empty except for a single key and an old matchbook, had instructions to be opened on a specific day, which has now come to pass.
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Most people understand the basics of Microsoft Excel.However, you might not know how powerful the VBA features can be, or how impressive they can make you look.You can learn how to automate tasks and handle data like a pro with this Microsoft VBA Bundle.VBA is the programming language of Excel.It helps you automate tasks so you don’t have to repeat them over and over again.This bundle includes two learning kits to help you understand the ins and outs of how Microsoft VBA works.
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After a number of setbacks in the first half of the year, Nio may be poised for a rebound.The beleaguered electric vehicle (EV) maker said on Tuesday that car deliveries in the third quarter exceeded the top end of its guided range.Why it matters: Nio’s efforts to boost sales of its second mass-produced model, the ES6, is paying off.The company kicked off a series of major promotions beginning in August after it began delivering the five-seat luxury SUV in late June.Nio introduced in late August an unlimited free battery swap along with its existing lifetime vehicle maintenance policy to first-time buyers of its ES8 and ES6 models, which “attracted a large group of potential users,” said Louis Hsieh, Nio’s chief financial officer during the Q2 earnings call last month.The automaker then extended its auto financing programs, offering a three-year, interest-free loan for domestic buyers, as well as a five-year “zero down payment” promotion in Shanghai, which significantly boosted orders beginning in September, Hsieh said.
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CORVALLIS, Ore. - An autonomous systems expert at Oregon State University is helping to lead an effort to build research infrastructure for the safety, performance and security of driverless cars, supported by a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.The project, a collaborative effort with the University of Pennsylvania and Clemson University, will put one-tenth-scale autonomous cars into the hands of researchers nationwide.They are working with the smaller cars because they are less expensive and safer to use.Houssam Abbas, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering at Oregon State, is one of the project's principal investigators.He has been using the miniature vehicles for his own research areas such as cyber-physical security, and he has a bigger vision for the impact the cars could have for other researchers."If you want to see these autonomous systems developed with high performance and a high guarantee of safety and security, then you need everybody to pitch in," Abbas said.
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Ecosystem is not just a concept from 6th Grade Science Camp or a segment from some beautifully-filmed, British-narrated nature series.In many ways, the cloud has delivered on the promise of the positive benefits of an ecosystem by creating platforms where everyone can benefit.While many of the companies on AppExchange have built apps to integrate Salesforce with their own existing software offering, some have chosen to exclusively develop apps that are 100 percent native to Salesforce.Companies that have seen particular success investing into the Salesforce platform include Apttus ($1.3 billion valuation), ServiceMax (sold to GE for $915 million), and Veeva Systems ($3 billion marketing capitalization).And if yes, with all of the development-focused companies operating in the space, who is best positioned to execute on such a strategy?Now, with last year’s purchase by Microsoft supporting them, it is clear that GitHub has a real opportunity to continue building out a robust ecosystem, with billion dollar companies built upon what could turn into a powerful platform.
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