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Which might help convince your stingy purchase manager Review  The 2020 Huawei Matebook X Pro faithfully follows its predecessors in form and function. At its heart, it's a well-rounded but pricey ultrabook. No new ground is broken, but the Matebook X Pro gets the fundamentals right.…
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They're designed by the company behind Urbanears headphones.
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This week a research paper published in PLOS Genetics revealed a newly developed algorithm for analyzing genomes. Researchers used their new system on the genomes of two Neanderthals, two humans of African descent, and a Denisovan. Approximately 1% of the genome of the Denisovan came from an “unsequenced, but highly diverged, archaic hominin ancestor.” This previously unknown “super-archaic hominin” crossed … Continue reading
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A compilation of the tech acquisitions in Southeast Asia and another deal that may shake up Thailand’s ecommerce scene
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A new analyst report suggests the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max will be the first to go on sale.
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Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Twitter said it would prevent President Trump’s @TeamTrump campaign account from tweeting until it removed a tweet that violates Twitter’s rules on COVID-19 misinformation, the company confirmed to The Verge Wednesday evening. However, it appears that @TeamTrump has removed the tweet in violation of the rules, as it has tweeted again several times this evening. The tweet in dispute, according to The Washington Post, was a clip of an interview Trump gave to Fox News where he falsely claimed that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19. If you navigate directly to the tweet as of this writing, you’ll see a notice saying that the tweet “is no longer available” because it violated Twitter’s rules. President Trump had also linked to the... Continue reading…
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In 2020, America may ruin the American movie-going experience. But hey, if you’re willing to plop down 30 bucks, you’ll be able to watch Mulan next month.
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok may get a new owner Continue reading…
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A laptop you’ve never seen, from a brand you’ve never heard of - so is it worth buying?
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(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) In efforts to automatically capture important data from scientific papers, computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a method that can accurately detect small, geometric objects such as triangles within dense, low-quality plots contained in image data. Employing a neural network approach designed to detect patterns, the NIST model has many possible applications in modern life.
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When it comes to projecting our identity to the world, there are few products that do so as powerfully as cars. What we drive can tell the world more about who we are than where we live, where we went to school, or who our parents are. You are what you drive, as they say. This automotive extension of identity has only gotten more nuanced and intricate as vehicle technology has developed and cars have become more feature rich. Now, it seems that every brand of motor vehicle has a stereotype attached. It’s a phenomenon automotive marketers have long relied… This story continues at The Next Web
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Some argument over exact numbers affected Dell is laying off staff though there is some dispute over the numbers involved.…
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Oppo's new midrange phone doesn't have 5G, but it does come with a 90Hz display, 65W charging, and even a headphone jack.
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Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. Netflix's "The Witcher" surged in demand this week and "The Umbrella Academy" returns for its second season on Friday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After weeks of lagging in audience demand, Netflix's "The Witcher" surged again when the streaming giant announced a prequel series on Monday called "The Witcher: Blood Origin." Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand TV shows on streaming services in the US. The data is based on "demand expressions," Parrot Analytics' globally standardized TV-demand measurement unit. Audience demand reflects the desire, engagement, and viewership weighted by importance. The list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US. "The Umbrella Academy" is also in high demand, as its second season debuts on Netflix on Friday. Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian" inched a little closer to the top spot again after nabbing an Emmy nomination for best drama series this week, but still couldn't beat "Stranger Things," which also picked up a nod. Below are this week's nine most popular original shows on Netflix and other streaming services: SEE ALSO: Netflix took back the Emmy nominations crown from HBO, but didn't have the most nominated show 9. "Lucifer" (Netflix) Times more in demand than average show: 33.7 Description: "Bored with being the Lord of Hell, the devil relocates to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub and forms a connection with a homicide detective." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 4): 100% What critics said: "What a ride, friends. We just enjoyed ten episodes of practically perfect television. Thank you, Netflix, for this gift." — Entertainment Weekly (Season 4) Season 5 premieres on Netflix on August 21. See more insights for "Lucifer." 8. "Doom Patrol" (HBO Max/DC Universe) Times more in demand than the average show: 33.8 Description: "Doom Patrol is a team of traumatized and downtrodden superheroes, each of whom has suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities but also left them scarred and disfigured. The members of the team have found their purpose through The Chief and have come together to investigate some of the world's weirdest phenomena. After The Chief mysteriously disappears, though, the reluctant heroes find themselves called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission that they cannot refuse. Doom Patrol, part support group, part superhero team, is a band of super-powered freaks fighting for a world that wants nothing to do with them." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (season 2): 96% What critics said: "In spite of the plot imbalances, the show's character work remains note-perfect, with showrunner Jeremy Carver and his writers managing to find new depth and connections to characters seemingly exhausted decades ago in their comic-book incarnations." — Polygon (season 2) Season 2 premiered on DC Universe and HBO Max on June 25. See more insights for "Doom Patrol." 7. "Dark" (Netflix) Times more in demand than average show: 34.6 Description: "A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 96% What critics said: "The third season features a satisfying conclusion that could be considered one of the best we have seen from this genre." — Flick Fan Nation (Season 3) Season 3 premiered on Netflix on June 27. See more insights for "Dark." 6. "The Umbrella Academy" (Netflix) Times more in demand than average show: 35.0 Description: "Reunited by their father's death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets — and a looming threat to humanity." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 92% What critics said: "For every moment that delights you there will likely be one that frustrates you in equal measure. But this is a show whose whole is much more than the sum of its parts, and that is what makes all the difference." — Paste Magazine (season 2) Season 2 premieres July 31 on Netflix. See more insights for "The Umbrella Academy." 5. "The Witcher" (Netflix) Times more in demand than average show: 36.1 Description: "Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 67% What critics said: "I didn't know what to expect beyond "mature" fantasy, but what I got was three interesting plot threads tied together with some really impressive sword fights and magic." — Hogan Reviews (Season 1) Season 1 premiered on Netflix on December 20. See more insights for "The Witcher." 4. "Titans" (DC Universe) Times more in demand than average show: 36.3 Description: "'Titans' follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and lovable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 81% What critics said: "This hard-hitting drama provided much of the talented cast with some juicy material, while also allowing the show to continue to go from strength-to-strength." — What Culture (Season 2) Season 2 premiered on DC Universe on September 6. See more insights for "Titans." 3. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (Disney Plus) Times more in demand than average show: 39.3 Description: "From Dave Filoni, director and executive producer of 'The Mandalorian,' the new 'Clone Wars' episodes will continue the storylines introduced in the original series, exploring the events leading up to 'Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.'" Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 7): 100% What critics said: "The standout aspect here is the much-improved animation, especially in the action department." — Collider (season 7) Season 7 premiered on February 21 on Disney Plus. See more insights for "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." 2. "The Mandalorian" (Disney Plus) Times more in demand than average show: 46.6 Description: "After the fall of the Empire, a lone gunfighter makes his way through the lawless galaxy." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 93% What critics said: "Do not go in hoping for intergalactic adventures, driven by a chief mystery about who the son, the father or the grandfather of the protagonist is. Go in looking for a samurai western in Star Wars clothing — and you should be in for a pleasant surprise." — Firstpost (Season 1) Season 1 premiered on Disney Plus on November 12. See more insights for "The Mandalorian." 1. "Stranger Things" (Netflix) Times more in demand than average show: 57.1 Description: "When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments." Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 89% What critics said: "It was the right mixture of fun and spooks and action and good ol' fashioned friendship. It was a gory technicolour delight, and evoked the same joy from the first season, but with a more grown-up energy." — Junkee (Season 3) Season 3 premiered July 4, 2019 on Netflix. See more insights for "Stranger Things."
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The bill would make it easier to trust contact tracing apps, according to a group of senators.
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Spot has a new job scanning manufacturing plants at Ford.
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Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Many iPhone and iPad models let you unlock your device with your face using Face ID, but on a Mac, you still need to type in your password, set up your Apple Watch to auto unlock your Mac, or, depending on what model of Mac you have, use your fingerprint with Touch ID. But code reportedly discovered in the latest beta of macOS Big Sur by 9to5Mac suggests that Face ID could be coming to Macs at some point in the future, too. The code in the beta apparently references Apple’s codename for the TrueDepth camera, according to 9to5Mac. The TrueDepth camera is what enables Face ID in Face ID-capable devices like the iPhone 11 and the iPad Pro, but no Macs currently available have one. The code reportedly also has snippets mentioning the terms... Continue reading…
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The leaks on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 we saw yesterday have given us a pretty good idea on what the new smartphone series will ... The post Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Leaks in Mystic Green Color appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Rumours are circulating.Entertainment Weekly and Insider are reporting that casting for the Game Of Thrones prequel series, House Of The Dragon, has begun, pandemic be damned to the seven hells.The series is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, which tells the history of the Targaryens, and is set “a couple centuries” before Game Of Thrones, the author wrote on his Not A Blog in 2019. But that’s a long history, which could be about any number of Targaryen stories. Or ... maybe not? If Khaleesi is still looking for dragons, she might look to the casting rumours around the new show. Days before casting was confirmed by news outlets, fansites had their little birds whispering more supposed specifics.According to those stories, two major female characters being cast are Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower, who are the catalysts for the Targaryen civil war, the Dance of the Dragons. Rhaenyra was supposed to be the successor to the Iron Throne following her father Viserys I Targaryen’s death, but the king’s second wife, Alicent Hightower, had other plans.Though EW doesn’t confirm which characters are being cast, it does report Dance of the Dragons “will be tackled at some point in the series.” And Martin’s previous comment that the story is “a couple centuries” before Game Of Thrones also seems to add to the evidence, since that’s exactly when the aforementioned dragons were dancing.It’d be surprising if the Dance of Dragons is the only focus of the series. HBO has famously gone to extensive lengths to protect story plot points for Game Of Thrones, and basically everything that happens in the Dance of Dragons is already spoiled in a beautifully animated extra for the Game of Thrones Season 5 Blu-ray. But the news is encouraging because the Dance of Dragons is wild.There are betrayals, Sophie’s Choice-like decisions and though it’s ultimately about who will rule Westeros, like Game Of Thrones, it’s got about 1000% percent more dragons. We’ll probably have to wait until closer to the series’ supposed release date in 2022 to find out what’s what, but for now these rumours are straight fire (and blood).READ MORE: Game Of Thrones Is Now Unwatchable – Even In Pandemic Times Game Of Thrones' Peter Dinklage And Jason Momoa Reunite For New Supernatural Thriller Game Of Thrones' Carice Van Houten Hits Back At 'Ungrateful' Fan Backlash To Final Season
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(University of Pittsburgh) Devices commonly implanted for chronic pain could expand patient access to prosthetic arms that "feel."
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Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, has been at loggerheads with the U.S. over multiple issues. Since the beginning of last year, Huawei has been coping with ... The post Huawei’s H1 2020 business results show a 13.1% increase year-on-year appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Donald Trump has suggested he will not accept the result of November’s US presidential election if he loses to Joe Biden.Speaking to Fox News Sunday, the president once again falsely claimed mail-in voting “is going to rig the election”.When pressed by host Chris Wallace if this meant he would not accept the result, he said: “No. I have to see.”Asked again what this meant, he said: “No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either.”Trump has repeatedly railed against mail-in voting which has been proposed by Democrats as one of the methods that could be used to safely conduct the election during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Last month the president claimed without evidence that it would allow “foreign countries” to print mail-in ballots and rig the election. Election officials have described such a plot as “preposterous” RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS. IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2020Just a reminder that if you see unsubstantiated claims that mail voting is "rigged" or that ballots are being printed in foreign countries, that info is FALSE. There is zero evidence to support it, and states have many protections in place to prevent rigging of mail ballots.— David Becker (@beckerdavidj) June 22, 2020Earlier in the interview Trump was asked about the possibility of losing.“I’m not a good loser. I don’t like to lose,” he said. “I don’t lose too often. I don’t like to lose.”During the same interview, Trump also said he found a cognitive test which requires the identification of common animals and sums such as subtracting seven from 100 was “very hard”.He also repeated his claim that coronavirus will “disappear”, saying: “I’ll be right eventually. I will be right eventually.“You know I said, ‘It’s going to disappear.’ I’ll say it again.”The United States recorded a total of at least 70,674 new Covid-19 infections on Friday after climbing by a record 77,499 a day earlier, the largest increase posted by any country since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally.US deaths on Friday rose by at least 912, the fourth day in a row that fatalities have exceeded 900 a day.The country has been averaging about 60,000 cases a day in July with cases rising in 41 states on Friday.Texas and Arkansas reported a record number of deaths on Friday, while Kansas, Ohio, North Dakota and Puerto Rico reported record numbers of infections.Trump has urged a return to normal, stressing the importance of reigniting the economy. Related... Donald Trump Thinks '100 Minus Seven' Is A 'Very Hard' Question 9 Charts That Show Just How Bad The Coronavirus Situation Is In The US
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Google’s gone ahead and put their efforts to bring a massive update to work-at-home tools into hyperspace. They’re packaging the tools as a sort of upgrade to G Suite, but we know better. Given the message this set of changes is delivered with, it’s clear Google’s prepared itself for what they see as the inevitable. This post-workplace work from home … Continue reading
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Bin it and let them sit in their cars, it is a nice view while they wait for the tractor to turn.
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This month's Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft attempts to address 123 unique security vulnerabilities including an urgent issue with Microsoft Outlook (CVE-2020-1349) and a very serious vulnerability in Windows (CVE-2020-1350). The big difference this month is that a “Patch Now” (as in right now-now) effort may not be enough. With average update cycles measured in weeks for most organizations, rapid mitigation strategies are required. Microsoft has offered registry-based fixes, some suggested code-based fixes, and a request to simply stop using certain features.To read this article in full, please click here
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Cheap robot vacuums can keep your house clean when the kids are home and adults are working from home.
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Twitter is trying to tackle the problem and you may not be able to tweet or reset your password.
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(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Scientists have developed a new method of observing chemical reactions in metal containers. For this purpose they use NMR spectroscopy, but with an unusual twist: There is no magnetic field.
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Now you can really feel that rumble when catching a butterfly in Animal Crossing.
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