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The Philippines lags behind its Southeast Asian peers in e-payments.Vietnam and Thailand are supposedly doing better at creating cashless economies, and richer nations like Singapore aren’t far behind.In the archipelago, cash remains king, with over half of Filipinos saying it’s their preferred mode of payment.Paper notes still account for a stunning 99% of transactions.This can be attributed to a lack of awareness about e-payment methods and a skittishness regarding security.Yet the Philippines has 52.8 million unbanked people out of more than a hundred million population and a mobile penetration rate of almost 50%, making it a good market for e-payments services.
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AURORA, Colo. (July 2, 2019) - A team of researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has received a grant to commercialize a miniature microscope that fits on the head of a mouse and can peer deeply inside the living brain.The lens is liquid and can change shape when electricity is applied."We can image deep into the brain which makes it very attractive to a lot of neuroscience researchers," said Emily Gibson, PhD, assistant professor of bioengineering at CU Anschutz who helped create the microscope.The company 3i, founded by Karl Kilborn, along with Colin Monks, a former PhD student of CU Anschutz, and Abraham Kupfer, a former investigator at National Jewish, will produce the microscope.The company's manufacturing efforts will be guided by Baris Ozbay, PhD, who helped create the prototype while working in Gibson's lab and now works at 3i.In 2016, Restrepo and Gibson along with Juliet Gopinath, PhD, associate professor in electrical, computer and energy engineering at CU Boulder and Victor Bright, PhD, professor of mechanical engineering at CU Boulder won a $2 million grant, spread over three years, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
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It turns out you don't actually own your ebooks; those "Hims" and "Hers" ads you always see are against the rules; and WIRED took a look at the importance of photographing women in sports.Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.The closing of Microsoft's ebook store is a sharp reminder to consumers: You don't own the digital books you bought.What you actually acquired is a license to access them.As soon as this week, Microsoft book buyers will see their ebooks disappear from all devices.Microsoft says it will give full refunds to its customers, but the next time a platform folds you may not be so lucky.
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Like many Switch owners, I spent my weekend diving into Super Mario Maker 2, with the bulk of my play time spent making courses.When it came time to actually publish my courses and get people playing them, I ran into a problem: since I don’t have any friends who bought Super Mario Maker 2 on launch day, I was left to the whims of Nintendo to get my stages in front of people.With so many people playing at launch, newly-created courses can easily go unnoticed and sit at zero plays, which is something no one wants to see.If you’re having a hard time getting players for your courses, one place you should definitely turn to is the Mario Maker subreddit.Every day, a new thread is created and stickied at the top of the subreddit’s front page for the sole purpose of exchanging course IDs with other players.It’s a very handy tool if you’re having trouble getting plays and likes on your courses.
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Apple’s much-vaunted US production of the last-generation Mac Pro won’t continue with the new “cheese grater” model, it’s been reported, despite increasing political pressure for American tech companies to shift manufacturing out of China.The Cupertino firm made headlines back in 2013 with its willingness to prioritize American production of the cylindrical Mac Pro, despite the costs involved.Assembly of the previous Mac Pro in the Austin, Texas plant required $100 million in tooling, the company confirmed, along with specialist training for the workforce there.Although the vast majority of the components were still produced abroad, it was enough to brand the computer as having been assembled in the US.Instead, sources tell the WSJ, Apple has contracted with Quanta Computer to build the macOS machine in a facility near Shanghai, China.If true, it’s further evidence of the extent to which Apple has gone to correct the mistakes of the old Mac Pro.
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With rumors of high-end specs and optional 5G, the Samsung Galaxy A90 is shaping up to be quite impressive, but one thing it might lack is the pop-up, rotating camera from the Samsung Galaxy A80.That’s according to @OnLeaks (a reputable leaker) who tweeted that according to his sources, no pop-up or slider camera is expected.Given that the Samsung Galaxy A90 is set to be a higher-end and likely more expensive model in the same range as the Samsung Galaxy A80, that’s slightly disappointing, as the camera is one of that phone’s key features.However, it’s not necessarily a bad thing, as pop-up cameras also come with durability concerns, so that’s one less thing buyers of the Galaxy A90 will need to worry about if this is true.As with any rumor we’d take this with a pinch of salt, but it is believable, as there haven’t been any real rumors suggesting the A90 would have a pop-up camera, just speculation based on the feature being present on the A80.Plus, given that Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S10 range doesn’t have a pop-up camera, and that it doesn’t look like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will either, this isn’t necessarily even seen as a flagship feature by the company.
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Google has rolled out a new feature that allows its users to have their location data deleted automatically.Previously, you would have to manually delete the data in the Google app's settings section.Google says that it collects this data to improve and customize its app experience but not everyone is comfortable with it keeping a record of their activity.Here's a step by step guide on how to opt-in to the auto-delete feature.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Google is giving users more control over their data.
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the Pre-October, you should be able to get a complete solar system from Ikea.There is no requirement for planning permission for a solar cell, and played an important role in the decision.and Now the turn has come to Sweden.but in August of 2018, there are exceptions to the requirement for planning permission for solar power systems. " We have been waiting for a long time, with the launch of the solar cells, since it has always been difficult and complicated for those who'd like to get the solar cells from here.That has weighed heavily on our decision, " said Jonas, Carlehed, director of sustainability at Ikea, and to the RIGHT.
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Nvidia’s “Super” tease in late May seemed primed to disrupt AMD’s RX 5700 Computex announcement more than anything else.But a month on from that reveal and despite the drought of any official information from Nvidia, we are drowning in rumors, speculation, and alleged leaks, which suggest the Super moniker will be applied to a new range of RTX graphics cards.These refreshed GPUs will reportedly offer increased performance at the same price, possibly bumping the first RTX cards down to more competitive prices.We don’t have long to wait to find out.The lack of an official announcement for any of these cards beyond the original Super teaser video from Nvidia makes it hard to know if and when these alleged cards will see the light of day and how much they will be.As for cost, WCCFTech’s sources claim that the new cards will mostly replace the existing RTX cards and shunt them down the pricing spectrum — apart from the RTX 2060.
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Steam’s annual summer sale has begun, and it’s a great time to save on several popular (or not-so-new) PC games — if you can get the store to load.As far as the new-ish releases that are looped into the sale, Soulcalibur VI for $19.79 is the best price yet for that game, according to SteamDB’s pricing data.Devil May Cry 5 is a good deal, too, costing $39.59 instead of $59.99.Other stellar discounts include Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for $29.99, and Astroneer for $22.49.The sale incorporates a quirky community-driven component called “Steam Grand Prix” that’s full of quests you can complete by playing games on Steam.As you complete them, you’ll nudge your team’s car toward the finish line.
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In this article Yuval Stein, AVP Technologies at TEOCO looks at the use of machine learning to optimise the roll out of 5GThe invention of the stethoscope was thanks to shyness rather than a spark of genius.Instead, he rolled up some paper, and found that he was able to hear much better.The earliest designs of stethoscopes were simple wooden tubes and it was many years before the instrument we see as emblematic of healthcare was created.Before, it was normal to treat symptoms rather than underlying causes—now, through this new device, doctors had insight into what was going on inside the body, and were better able to understand the diseases behind the symptoms.Machine learning as a stethoscope
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The former head of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) was sentenced to five years in prison for defrauding investors.Elizabeth Ann Pierce was CEO of Quintillion, an Alaskan telecom company, when she lied to two investment firms in New York in order to raise $270 million to build a fiber network.She also defrauded two individual investors out of $365,000 and used a large chunk of that money for personal expenses.Pierce, 55, pleaded guilty and last week was given the five-year prison sentence in US District Court for the Southern District of New York, US Attorney Geoffrey Berman announced.Pierce was also "ordered to forfeit $896,698.00 and all of her interests in Quintillion and a property in Texas."Pierce used fake contracts to fool investors
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Instead, the credit apparently goes to Tommy Tallarico, who said in an email to GamesBeat that he owns the rights to the sound and will be talking to the company about being compensated for its use across many Roblox games over the past 14 years or so.The sound has gone viral, with lots of memes coming from the “oof” sound.A Twitter user named Buur first pointed out the similarity.And the sound file shows that the 0.34-second sound originated in September 1999 with credit to an engineer named Joey Kuras.“I’m actually dumbfounded that stuff like this is still happening in the game industry in this day and age,” Tallarico said.“Especially with a multi-billion dollar company.
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Some might assume the suspicion which is being placed on Huawei might work out well for its competitors, but that is certainly not the case.Huawei is banned in the US, but it has never really made a profitable charge in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave and look at Ericsson’s wins with Verizon in the pre-standard 5G world.“It throws a cloud over technology, networks rollout and security.”Whelan’s example to demonstrate this point is an effective one.When Volkswagen got caught red-handed in the emissions scandal, it wasn’t too long before questions were asked about others in the automotive industry.Without any end in sight for the on-going Supply Chain Review, telcos do not want to spend money on 5G infrastructure.
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the Evs in the bussfilen, our own ranges for the self-driven trucks, and the snöskottande robot paths.the Swedish transport administration would like to increase the digitaliseringstakten, and is now putting forward a road map for how to do it.In the roadmap, there are 20 proposals for a connected and automated road transport system.a number of them have been raised in the past, but now they are combined as a concrete proposal, with the aim to be completed within a period of five years.Here are five of the most eye-catching items.with The introduction of environmental zones where only electric cars are allowed to drive already exists.
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Trying to find the right app for any given area on Android is a lot like trying to order dinner at a restaurant with way too many options on the menu.How can you possibly find the right choice in such a crowded lineup?With the Google Play Store now boasting somewhere in the neighborhood of 70 gazillion titles (last I checked), it's no simple task to figure out which apps rise above the rest and provide the best possible experiences.That's why I decided to step in and help.And taking the time to truly explore the full menu of options and find the cream of the crop is quite literally my job.Whether we're talking broad themes like organization and collaboration or specific needs like password management and note-taking, I'm making it my mission to find the best of the best for the categories that really matter.
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It’s estimated that tens of millions of people in the U.S. suffer from disabilities that impair mobility, such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and spina bifida.In fact, every day about 15 people are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks cells in the brain and spinal cord.Those with the severest cases require assistive tools to perform tasks like flipping on light switches or twisting doorknobs.Watching television poses an added challenge, because the tactile buttons on most remote controls weren’t designed with accessibility in mind.That’s why Comcast designed a feature — a web-based remote for tablets and PCs — that enables users to navigate TV menus using only their eyes.It’s available to Xfinity X1 customers for free starting this week.
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Target announced today that US customers — with some geographic exceptions — can now select same-day delivery for orders placed directly through its website that total more than $35 for a flat fee of $9.99, or for free if they’re already a member of shopping app Shipt.It’s part of the company’s integration with Shipt (which it acquired in 2017 for $550 million) to take on competing retailers like Amazon and Walmart.Shipt costs $99 per year, and with its app, customers can place and pay for someone to pick up their order and bring it to them — orders that fall below $35 incur a $7 delivery fee, while orders above $35 are free.Shipt would deliver Target orders to customers if they were also members, but now, any customer can take advantage of the service.Target now offers the option for same-day delivery directly through its website, giving customers benefits like the option to use their REDCards and take advantage of local ads that weren’t available with Shipt.The company also says that the service is available “in all major metro areas and throughout most of the country,” but there are some places where the service isn’t available.
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The age of poor videoconferencing could finally be at an end thanks to a new release from Jabra.The company has today revealed the launch of its PanaCast video product, which hopes to take the pain out of video calls thanks to a major hardware upgrade.Providing a high-quality 180-degree view of your conference room (or rooms of any size) PanaCast can quickly adapt to the number of people present, providing useful analytics insight into how rooms are being used.Best business accessories of 2019: Tech tools to help you be more productiveJabra is already a common presence in offices around the world thanks to its long-standing expertise in audio, with its conference phones, speakers and headsets popular with businesses of all sizes.This aim took a significant step forward back in February when Jabra announced the acquisition of video experts Altia Systems.
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Some highlights here include first-party games Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze available for $40, which is about $10-15 off their usual going rate.The Switch version of Doom, which looks worse than its PC and other console counterparts but still runs well (and is generally excellent), is half-off at $30, while platformer Celeste, our 2018 game of the year, is down to $13 from its usual $20.Dealmaster: Sony and Microsoft launch a bunch of PS4 and Xbox deals ahead of E3The catch here is that most of the deals on offer apply to digital games, so they'll likely take up more of the Switch's 32GB of internal storage than physical cartridges.Top 10 deals of the daySuper Mario Odyssey (Switch, Digital Code) for $39.99 at Walmart and Amazon (list price $49.99).
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With the help of a couple smart new mechanics and an alluring snow-covered region, Iceborne is every bit as enthralling and magical as the base game.Though technically an expansion, Iceborne will boast the largest region yet, complete with a new headquarters named Seliana.The snow can also slow you down, which causes running to siphon more stamina from your meter.To speed things up and conserve stamina, you can ride smaller monsters to your chosen destination on the map.It’s a really cool new feature that can help you get places when a convenient fast travel camp isn’t available.I played Iceborne cooperatively with three other players, so Palicos — the cat-like companions — weren’t present.
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The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.GoPro might be the gold standard of action cams, but we don’t all have a spare $300 lying around.The XtremePro 4K Ultra HD Action Cam is a nice budget alternative.This action cam might not have all the bells and whistles of a GoPro, but it shoots crystal clear footage, and right now it’s on offer for only $69.99.Whether you’re hurtling down a mountain, swimming with sharks, or throwing yourself off a cliff in the name of recreation, the action cam will record it all in glorious 4K Ultra HD footage.The XtremePro Action Cam comes with so many mounts that you can attach it to virtually anything.
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Agfa Healthcare's is one of the world's largest companies when it comes to the imaging technology for health care.for Now, the company has entered into a new ten-year agreement with Aleris in Sweden, on an overall facility for dealing with radiological images and reports.For Aleris of the new technical solution is to provide Aleris radiologists the ability to review x-rays, at a distance, wherever they are located.the two companies have taken the Visolit, which is going to take care of the infrastructure in terms of space, power, cooling, physical security, and nätverkskopplingar.the Mission involving the high-security requirements, which, among other things, to live up to, in the form of separate systems and redundant data centers. " Visolit was chosen, above all, by their good understanding of and experience in the sector.
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The Rowhammer exploit that lets unprivileged attackers corrupt or change data stored in vulnerable memory chips has evolved over the past four years to take on a range of malicious capabilities, including elevating system rights and breaking out of security sandboxes, rooting Android phones, and taking control of supposedly impregnable virtual machines.Now, researchers are unveiling a new attack that uses Rowhammer to extract cryptographic keys or other secrets stored in vulnerable DRAM modules.Cutting-edge hack gives super user status by exploiting DRAM weaknessLike the previous Rowhammer-based attacks, the new data-pilfering RAMBleed technique exploits the ever-shrinking dimensions of DRAM chips that store data a computer needs to carry out various tasks.But when induced with surgical precision, as researchers have demonstrated over the past four years, Rowhammer can have potentially serious effects on the security of the devices that use the vulnerable chips.Rather than using bit flips to alter sensitive data, the new technique exploits the hardware bug to extract sensitive data stored in memory regions that are off-limits to attackers.
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Steven Spielberg may not fully approve of digital entertainment competing with movies for eyes and accolades, but that isn’t stopping him from writing a horror series meant to be watched on phones.Spielberg’s After Dark will play out over 10 to 12 episodes exclusively on Quibi (short for “Quick Bites”), a planned platform dedicated to short-form video, created by former Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and former HP CEO Meg Whitman.Spielberg has already written “five or six episodes,” Katzenberg announced at the Banff World Media Festival in Canada, as reported by Variety.Since Spielberg wanted the show to only be available at night, Quibi’s engineering team came up with a new way to deliver each episode.Using the internal clock on a subscriber’s phone, Quibi can tell when the sun is about to set.Think of it as appointment television, but with a new technological twist.
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Oppo joined the ranks of companies telling the world that they're working on a foldable phone earlier this year, but the latest patent shows it's added a popup camera and ditched the bezel.We first got a whiff of Oppo's foldable phone way back in 2016 and it looked like crap.Huge bezels and big chunky cases made it look more like a Nintendo DS than a smartphone.Earlier this year we got wind of a foldable Oppo was working on again, which we saw at MWC in February, and found it be almost identical to the Huawei Mate X."If we always target ourselves as the technological leader in the industry, we should not be surprised or shocked if other companies follow our lead," Huawei said at the time.Oppo's latest patent shows off a choice selection of 3D renders of its foldable smartphone, which now features a popup camera like its Reno 5G, announced in April.
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For the roughly 110 million people who use Waze to navigate cities and countrysides globally, there’s good news: The Google Assistant tie-in teased at Google’s I/O 2019 developer conference is officially live.The Mountain View company today announced that U.S.-based Android users will start to see Google Assistant in Waze (in English) this week, with expanded support in the near future.As was detailed a few weeks back, Google Assistant in Waze’s turn-by-turn navigation screen can orchestrate a slew of tasks that would normally require lots of button swipes and taps, including queuing up and controlling playback of songs and podcasts, directly messaging contacts, placing phone calls, and more.Additionally, Google Assistant can kick off Waze-specific features like reporting accidents and construction, checking for alternate routes, avoiding tolls, and previewing upcoming traffic with utterances like “Hey Google, report construction” and “Hey Google, avoid tolls.”“Voice commands in the car help minimize distractions so you can focus on the road,” wrote Google Assistant director Austin Chang in a blog post.“We look forward to [continuing to] making your driving experience even better with help from the Google Assistant.”
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Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning."Only a few followers shy of 100,000 on the microblogging platform, Maza carved a space out for himself on the progressive and wonky internet through his video essays on Vox, previously hosted on progressive media watchdog site Media Matter For America, that provide an ounce of opinion and graphics per ounce of reporting and facts.But Maza's profile is quickly rising after he took to Twitter May 30 to call out Google's YouTube for allegedly failing to enforce its harassment policies on videos made by conservative new media star Steven Crowder, who currently has 3.8 million subscribers on YouTube.What followed from Maza's tweetstorm was just the latest conflict in the emerging war over free speech, hate speech, and content moderation on the largest platforms on the internet.It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options.Maza, anticipating the argument, tweeted earlier that his concern was YouTube, " I don't give a flying f--k if conservatives on YouTube disagree with me.
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Google is taking preorders for its wireless gaming service, a new report shows our elections could be in trouble, and Dark Phoenix apparently sucks.Want to receive this two-minute round up as an email every week day?Google announced details about Stadia—their streaming videogame service—that will arrive this fall.Gamers can now preorder a package called Stadia Founder's Edition which will come with a Wi-Fi enabled Stadia controller and a Chromecast Ultra to stream the game to your television.While the service will eventually work with much more, the Chromecast-TV version will be all it will launch with in November.While steps have been taken to protect elections from the problems of 2016, a new report outlines the security threats facing the 2020 election and beyond, and proposes paths for managing them.
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