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Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, Amazon is offering $10 off a $50 order if you install the Amazon Assistant browser extension.The deal is open to Amazon Prime users who have never used Amazon Assistant, or haven't used it for a year.Amazon Assistant is available for all major browsers, including Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer, but you'll need to install it via Amazon's offer page to claim the deal.If you use your browser's built-in store, you'll miss out.New Amazon Prime members must wait 48 hours before they can claim the deal.The offer ends on July 30, and you must use your $10 credit by August 2.
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“The current legal, regulatory, ethical and enforcement framework surrounding cyber fraud simply does not work”There were almost 10,000 new cases of fraud reported in the UK every day in 2018, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.In an interview in BAE Systems Applied Intelligence’s London offices, he told Computer Business Review: “Fraud teams are typically bent on trying to control economic losses; law enforcement are trying to prosecute; security teams only able to look at the initial breach and not necessarily able to gain further behaviour patterns from a bank’s data.”“Joining up the intelligence part of the fraud-security jigsaw is easier than joining up the technical side.[And] industry is on the back foot, with the financial services sector understandably often quite reluctant to get involved beyond what their fraud teams are doing, which is asking: ‘Has there been a fraud?The Intelligence Network names a nine-strong steering committee that includes Microsoft UK’s Chief Security Adviser, Sian John; the CBI’s Head of Digital Policy, Roxanne Morison; Trafigura’s CISO Mark Swift; and cyber security accelerator and seed investment programme CyLon’s co-founder Jonathan Luff.
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Three and a half billion years ago, a mysterious object on the edge of a distant galaxy spewed forth an intensely bright, vanishingly brief burst of radio energy that shot across the universe.Then, for less than a millisecond in 2018, that burst zapped past a special telescope in Earth's Australian outback, giving scientists a rare opportunity to shake hands with one of the most mysterious forms of energy in the universe.It's the first time that astronomers have successfully tracked a one-off FRB back to its origins across space and time, according to the authors of a study published today (June 27) in the journal Science.Understanding where FRBs come from allows scientists to probe the vast tracts of matter between their host galaxies and Earth, and maybe even locate undiscovered pockets of protons and neutrons thought to be lurking between galaxies.[The 12 Strangest Objects in the Universe]"These bursts are altered by the matter they encounter in space," study co-author Jean-Pierre Macquart, a researcher at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) said in a statement.
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Twitter announced Thursday that it will add a notice over politicians’ tweets if the social network deems the tweet to violate its rules.The new system will begin effective immediately.“In the past, we’ve allowed certain Tweets that violated our rules to remain on Twitter because they were in the public’s interest, but it wasn’t clear when and how we made those determinations,” the company said in the blog post.“To fix that, we’re introducing a new notice that will provide additional clarity in these situations, and sharing more on when and why we’ll use it.”This new feature will apply to all government officials, or those running for office, who have 100,000 followers or more and are verified accounts.Twitter’s guidelines are extensive and broad, but specifically ban violent threats, targeted harassment, and “hateful conduct.”
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Malaysia is lagging behind regional peers in AI adoption, said Mohammad Radzi, executive director of G3 Global, said during a Fireside Chat at ORIGIN, held during Malaysia Tech Week 2019.Chinese AI company SenseTime is ramping up efforts to expand overseas presence with its latest deal to help build Malaysia’s first AI research park in a partnership with local AI company G3 Global.The park will also include an exhibition zone in which visitors can see AI in action.“AI is burgeoning in Malaysia so we choose a partner who not only can grow local companies but at the same time spur AI innovation within Malaysia” said Radzi.The AI park also plans to be an export centre, where Malaysian AI solutions can be exported to other countries, said Radzi.“The AI park will be an area where visitors, not just industry professionals, can visit to experience AI solutions first hand,” said Radzi, describing a park where autonomous vehicles operate on the road and visitors can check into a condominium equipped with smart home system.
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Summer is here, and that means going outside, hitting the pool or the beach, and throwing parties.It also means that you might want a decent speaker or pair of headphones to accompany you on your adventures — and Best Buy has a massive sale on JBL wireless speakers and headphones going on for a limited time.Keep scrolling to see the best deals on JBL speakers and headphones or shop the full sale at Best Buy here.It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options.1/ It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options.There are several JBL wireless speakers on sale at Best Buy, and they're well worth considering.
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In a proof-of-concept paper, researchers from North Carolina State University detail a new approach for creating multi-junction solar cells using off-the-shelf components, resulting in lower cost, high-efficiency solar cells for use in multiple applications.Multi-junction, or stacked, solar cells are currently the most efficient cells on the market, converting up to 45% of the solar energy they absorb into electricity.The cells are constructed by stacking semiconductors with varying bandgaps on top of one another, thereby allowing the cell to absorb differing wavelengths of solar radiation.However, these cells are much more expensive to produce than less efficient thin solar films."Silicon-based thin solar cells are very popular because the material has around 20% efficiency and the cells cost about 1/10th what a multi-junction solar cell costs.If we could create stacked solar cells using this existing technology we would be well on our way to reaching our goal."
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In total, Huawei invested more than 450 million euros in research and development in Germany between 2013 and 2017.DIW Econ, the consulting firm of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), has conducted a study on the economic footprint of Huawei in Germany.According to the study, the company increased its investment in research and development from 31 million euros in 2013 to 112 million euros in 2017.In total, the Chinese telecommunications group invested more than 450 million euros in research and development in Germany between 2013 and 2017.From 2015 to 2017, the annual investment sum rose to over 100 million euros.Data for 2018 are not yet available.
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Spreadsheets can be mighty intimidating.Sure, they look like fields of harmless boxes.Yet each of those empty voids sits impatiently, screaming to be filled.And if you aren’t equipped with the skills to load up a spreadsheet correctly…well, businesses can always find someone else who can.Excel ability is one of the most requested tech skills needed from a prospective employee.So get and stay hireable with instruction like The A to Z Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle.
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On Wednesday of this week, an Israeli firm called Regulus Cyber issued a press release stating that "spoofing attacks on the Tesla GNSS (GPS) receiver could easily be carried out wirelessly and remotely."That question necessitates a look at the merits of this specific Regulus-vs-Tesla claim—and then a broader glance into the history, technology, and possibilities of GNSS spoofing itself.A closer look at the Regulus demoIf you read the opening paragraph of this article and thought that evil hackers took remote control of a car and made it go violently off-road, no strings attached, don't feel bad—you were almost certainly meant to.Putting an antenna on the roof of the Model 3 allowed Regulus to use far less power than would otherwise be required, and therefore the firm could be far less worried about accidentally impacting other, unrelated GPS devices nearby.In a human driver's case, "local sensors" mostly means a pair of good old-fashioned Mk I Eyeballs; in the Tesla's, it's radar, ultrasonics, and a suite of eight cameras enabling full-time 360-degree visual coverage.
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Foxconn chairman hands over reins ahead of presidential bid – ReutersWhat happened: Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Foxconn, announced today he is handing the reigns of the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer to a new operations committee.Gou, 68, was expected to withdraw from the daily operations of Foxconn since he announced his bid for president of Taiwan, where the company is based.He is expected to keep a seat at the board, but the company said at its first investors relations conference today that his presidential candidacy will affect his future role there.Why it’s important: The news of Gou’s resignation has been expected since he announced his presidential bid.It comes a week after Foxconn unveiled a leadership overhaul and plans for increased transparency towards investors.
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Three years after launching the world’s first medium-format mirrorless camera, the X1D 50C, Hasselblad announced its replacement on June 19.Called the X1D II 50C, this second-generation model seeks to smooth out the X1D’s various rough edges with a refined user experience, improved speed, and upgraded screen and viewfinder.The 50-megapixel, 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor returns, offering 1.7 times more surface area than a full frame.Also returning is the minimalist, all-metal body and ergonomics that photographers loved about the first X1D, albeit in a new “graphite gray” color that, we have to admit, looks really good.Hasselblad says that improving operational speed was one of the primary goals of the X1D II.Image playback and menu responsiveness should all be snappier, with speed improvements of 30 to 40% across the board.
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The great modern convenience of carrying an excellent smartphone camera in your pocket everywhere you go has led to the great modern inconvenience of being saddled with an unmanageable crush of photos.But if you're like most people, unlocking Google Photos' power features will put you in charge of your digital corpus, instead of the other way around.It's a great convenience to not have to reach for your phone whenever you want to send somebody a photo.Here's the first big trade-off: Google will let you back up an unlimited number of photos and videos for free, but image resolution limits are set at 16 megapixels for pictures and 1080p for videos.The camera on my Pixel 3 XL (which is excellent) captures shots at a resolution between 12 and 13 megapixels, so my photos are still being uploaded and stored at full resolution.Likewise with my friend who switches between glasses and contacts often.
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Once you figure out how to set up a Google Hangout, you can easily use it to connect with colleagues, clients, or friends and family over the computer.You can use Google Hangouts for voice calls, video calls, or text-based chat, and you can connect with multiple people at the same time.When you create a group in Google Hangouts, you can quickly reconnect with the same people later when you click on the group again.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Should you do a video call to liaise with your coworker who's based in another city?Or should you get all your buddies on one video conference to make sure you're all still on the same page for the weekend outing details?
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Volvo has been investing heavily in the development of self-driving trucks in recent years and has even put some of its creations to work, including a vehicle for trash collection in Sweden and another for carrying heavy loads at a mine in Norway.Its latest autonomous truck, called Vera, is about to embark on its first assignment, transporting goods around a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden.Whereas its previous autonomous vehicles look like regular trucks with the smarts contained within, Vera sports an impressively futuristic design that takes Volvo’s self-driving efforts to a whole new level.As you can see in the video above, the creators of the electric vehicle have done away with the driver’s cab, giving the front of it the look of a low-slung sports car from some angles.Volvo plans to deploy Vera with ferry and logistics firm DFDS.The autonomous vehicle will navigate a pre-defined route — part of which uses public roads — carrying shipping containers a relatively short distance between a DFDS logistics center and the port terminal.
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We've seen plenty about AMD Zen 2 recently, but word on the street is that AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3rd Generation processors (CPUs) will feature up to 64-cores and 128-threads.Now, right out of the gate: this is an unsubstantiated rumor from WccfTech, so you should take it with a giant grain of salt, no matter how exciting it is.Still, a 64-thread Threadripper processor may see the light of day in Q4 2019, or between October and December of this year.If this processor is real, it'll spark up the AMD vs Intel war even moreThis might not be real – here are the best AMD processors that areThis would be earlier than we were previously expecting: we heard a while ago that AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3rd Generation processors would be delayed until early 2020.
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A distributed denial of service attack may sound like hacker talk, but there's a simple explanation behind it.Secure messaging app Telegram said it had to endure one Wednesday, and it gave an explanation that almost anyone could understand.Telegram tweeted Wednesday morning that it was dealing with a DDoS attack.The app was down for many users across the globe, according to DownDetector.The downtime period was just a little over an hour, and while it was going on, Telegram explained how a DDoS attack works.A DDoS is a “Distributed Denial of Service attack”: your servers get GADZILLIONS of garbage requests which stop them from processing legitimate requests.
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Apple and Microsoft have been working together on a new iCloud app for Windows 10.While iCloud has always been available on Windows, this new app is available in the Microsoft Store and includes a sync feature that’s based on the same tech behind OneDrive’s Files On-Demand feature.This means you can now access iCloud files on a Windows 10 PC without them having to be fully synced to a PC, thus saving disk space.A placeholder of the file itself will be downloaded, and when the file is fully accessed or a folder is marked for sync it will download the entire contents.iCloud will also be integrated into File Explorer within Windows 10, with separate folders for apps like Keynote, Numbers, and Pages.You’ll be able to access documents stored on iCloud Drive, images from iCloud Photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and Safari bookmarks.
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If you're looking to get Dad a cool cooking gadget for Father's Day, consider making it this ThermoWorks Mk4 Thermapen meat thermometer at a limited-time sale price.A quality meat thermometer is one of the more important, and often underrated, tools for a home cook or pitmaster but cheap ones, that give inaccurate or inconsistent readings are essentially useless (for obvious reasons).Right now, ThermoWorks is offering an exclusive and deep discount for Chowhound and CNET readers on its most popular and well-reviewed Mk4 model (the most we've ever seen it discounted outside of Black Friday), down 20 percent to just $79.20.The Mk4 is key for cooking brisket and other BBQ faves but don't just take our word for it.One verified purchaser, who claims to "cook over 225 chicken halves at one time 3 to 5 times per summer in a 12-foot long chicken cooker," calls the Mk4 a total "lifesaver" reducing and all anxiety over whether the (many) birds were fully-cooked.Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.
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Uber threw a party for its drivers in Chicago on Monday that drew many more people than the ride-hailing company likely anticipated.The event at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry was billed as a driver-appreciation party, where Uber drivers were each allowed to bring three guests.But so many people showed up that it caused a traffic gridlock in a section of Hyde Park, according to a report from The Chicago Tribune."That many people going to one place is just dangerous," local resident John Morrison told The Chicago Tribune, recalling that he saw vehicles, including a bus, driving on the wrong side of the road just to bypass the traffic.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.An Uber driver-appreciation party on Monday evening drew so many people to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, it caused traffic gridlock in a portion of Hyde Park.
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Under lång tid har Mozilla varit beroende av intäkter från Googles sökmotor, men det kan det snart bli ändring på.Läs också: Mozilla blockerar tredjepartsspårning i FirefoxI en intervju med den tyska tekniksajten T3N avslöjar nämligen Mozillas vd Chris Beard att man arbetar på en ny prenumerationstjänst med namnet Firefox Premium.För att locka kunderna att teckna upp sig kommer man bland annat att erbjuda säkra uppkopplingar via vpn och extra lagringsutrymme i det så kallade molnet.Firefox Container: Tillägget som stoppar Facebooks övervakningVad gäller dagens funktioner i Firefox kommer de att erbjudas gratis även i fortsättningen, så Mozilla kommer inte att börja ta betalt för funktioner som Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) och liknande.
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You may not be using your iPhone to its fullest potential.From perfect overhead shots to a hidden dark mode, watch the video above for 23 tricks and hidden features on your iPhone that will make your life easier.Go to Settings, General, Accessibility, enable Zoom.Add, remove, and rearrange various controls.Then, you can bring up the Control Center and tap the record button.For example, you can choose to have your messages all show up individually.
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Not just any old game, not just the new shooting one or the new driving one, but the entire chain of shops operated by Game Digital.He'll then be able to waltz in and order staff to hand over any game he likes.Ashley's latest attempt to buy a Struggling High Street Brand (TM) is an offer from his Sports Direct office of £51.9m to acquire the entirety of Game Digital, with Ashley's empire pitching this as a massive favour to Game.Sports Direct said it doesn't believe Game is "able to weather the pressures that it is facing" as a standalone business in today's desolate high street, hence the kind offer to have it and save it.Or at least some of it.The plan is to eventually introduce Game concessions into Ashley's other businesses, which at time of writing include House of Fraser, Evans Cycles and Flannels, plus a chunk of French Connection.
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Debatten om barnens ökande skärmtid har gått varm de senaste åren.Och nu kommer routern som klipper internetåtkomsten för barn och unga som rör på sig för lite – Scriin Wifi.Bakom satsningen står svenska Scriin, som för en tid sedan lanserade en app med samma namn.Men nu kopplas den alltså till en konkret hårdvaruprodukt – en router som stänger ned åtkomsten till internet för de användare i hushållet som inte är tillräckligt fysiskt aktiva.Tanken bakom produkten är delvis att minska de konflikter kring skärmtid som kan uppstå i familjer där barnen sitter parkerade framför datorer, mobiler och tv-spelskonsoler.Det berättar Scriins medgrundare Malin Sjöstrand, som ser routern som en naturlig eskalering i kampen mot stillasittande.
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Analyst Canalys has updated its forecast of global smartphone shipments — saying it expects just 1.35 billion units to ship in 2019, a year-on-year decline of 3.1%.This follows ongoing uncertainty around US-China trade talks and the presidential order signed by Trump last month barring US companies from using kit by Chinese device makers, including Huawei, on national security grounds — which led to reports that Google would withdraw supply of key Android services to Huawei.“Due to the many uncertainties surrounding the US/China trade talks, the US Executive Order signed on 15 May and subsequent developments, Canalys has lowered its forecasts to reflect an uncertain future,” the analyst writes.It says its forecast is based on the assumption that restrictions will be stringently applied to Huawei once a 90-day reprieve which was subsequently granted expires — the temporary licence run from May 20, 2019, through August 19, 2019 — making it difficult for the world’s second largest smartphone maker by sales to roll out new devices in the short term, especially outside China, even as it takes steps to mitigate the effect of component and service supply issues.“Its overseas potential will be hampered for some time,” the analyst suggests.“The US and China may eventually reach a trade deal to alleviate the pressure on Huawei, but if and when this will happen is far from clear.”
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To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Foursquare said that it plans to acquire Placed from Snap as it seeks to build a location company giant.The two companies plan to incorporate some of their features like measurement tools.Marketers hope the acquisition will bring some needed consolidation to location-based advertising but question aspects, such as whether Placed will be independent under Foursquare.Backed by a fresh $150 million in funding from The Raine Group, Foursquare wants to dominate location-based advertising that marketers use to target and measure campaigns.On May 31, Foursquare announced that it is acquiring measurement firm Placed from Snap and will combine some of their products for marketers, including tools that measure ad exposure with foot traffic.
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Global shipments of wearable devices are increasingly healthily increasing, according to IDC estimates, up 55% to 49.6 million over the first three months of 2019.Wearables are a tricky segment for the technology and telco world.So much is promised, a new revolution in digital society, but for years it has failed to deliver on the potential.That said, the last couple of quarters have looked a lot more promising.“The elimination of headphone jacks and the increased usage of smart assistants both inside and outside the home have been driving factors in the growth of ear-worn wearables,” said Jitesh Ubrani Research Manager for IDC Mobile Device Trackers.“Looking ahead, this will become an increasingly important category as major platform and device makers use ear-worn devices as an on-ramp to entice consumers into an ecosystem of wearable devices that complement the smartphone but also offer the ability to leave the phone behind when necessary.”
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Rick Broida, CNET's Cheapskate, is out for a few days on vacation but that doesn't mean we're going stop serving up deals in his absence.First up is the 6-quart Instant Pot Duo, which Amazon is selling for $70 or $30 off its list price of $100.If you're willing to spend $20 more, the larger and more feature rich 6-quart Instant Pot Duo Plus is on sale for $90.It lists price is $130.We do love out Instant Pots here at CNET and editor Brian Bennett gives you 5 good reasons to buy one, plus a some recipes to try out.We've got a couple of bonus deals, including $22 off Sony's 2019 SRS-XB12 mini Bluetooth speaker.
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Panasonic has made no secret of the fact that it's launching a new 10-25mm f/1.7 lens for its G-series cameras, and that news will have no doubt provided some relief to existing G-series users in light of the arrival of the newer S1 and S1R bodies.However, the company has only officially confirmed a few details of the new optic, and has only gone as far as showing it off at a handful of events – but a leaked spec sheet and press shots that have emerged tell us more.Are we about to see a Panasonic S1S?Third S-series model may be video-centricJapanese camera-leaking website Nokishita spotted that US retailer Focus Cameras had published specs on its website before hastily removing them:Lens configuration: 17 pieces in 12 groups (including 3 aspheric lenses, 4 ED lenses, 1 UHR lens)
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A new voluntary reimbursement scheme for consumers tricked into authorising scam payments came into force on Monday, but several major banks have so far declined to join the programme.Fraud such as “authorised push payment” (APP) scams are on the rise, and increasingly make use of social media and information available via the internet to make the swindles difficult to spot.Previously, banks only reimbursed customers if there was an obvious fault in the way the bank handled the payment.As a result, out of £354m lost to APP-style scams last year, only £83m was repaid.The scams affected some 84,000 bank customers last year.The new scheme has been joined by eight banks, Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, Metro Bank, Nationwide, RBS, Santander and Starling Bank, also covering the 17 brands those banks operate.
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