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The startup’s CEO says he's taking full responsibility after being summoned by the Vietnam police and shares what he has learned so far.
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Twitter said last month that it would release a draft of its potential rules on deepfakes, and it did so Monday.The social network said in a series of tweets in October that its new policy will address content that has been “significantly altered or created in a way that changes the original meaning/purpose, or makes it seem like certain events took place that didn’t actually happen.”Vice president of trust and safety Del Harvey said in a blog post Monday that Twitter defines synthetic and manipulated media as any photo, audio or video that was significantly altered or fabricated in a way that intends to mislead people or changes its original meaning.She also shared the following draft of an addition to the Twitter rules for public comment:Place a notice next to tweets that share synthetic or manipulated media;Warn people before they share or like tweets with synthetic or manipulated media; or
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Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri said Friday that the photo sharing app will start hiding likes for some US users next week.Instagram had already started testing hiding likes in Canada, before expanding the experiment in July to Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Japan and New Zealand.The move could help improve the mental health of users because they often compare their like counts to those of other users.There are also concerns, though, that hiding likes could lead to a drop in engagement on the platform.Instagram users will still be able to see the likes and video views their posts have gotten, but the public won't.Facebook has also been experimenting with hiding likes.
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To take a picture on a Chromebook, you'll want to open the Camera app via the primary app menu.You can take both photos and videos using your Chromebook's webcam, which are saved to your Chromebook's Files.If you're new to your Chromebook, finding and using the various pre-installed apps and tools can seem daunting.But when it comes to taking a photo, you should find it easy, once you know how to access the camera.Check out the products mentioned in this article:HP Chromebook (From $299.99 at Best Buy)
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Update: Sure enough, the iPad 10.2 is already on sale for a ridiculous price, at least in the US.That may be as good as it gets, according to our analysis below.The new iPad 10.2 is Apple's latest iPad and also its cheapest, starting at $329 (£329, AU$529).We've already seen the new iPad for $29 off at Walmart, which is a good sign that it will see even bigger discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, starting on November 29.That date is just around the corner.That's good news because this is the iPad we suggest for most users.
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According to recent reports out of China, Samsung China will lay off more than one-third of its employees.Its 11 branches and offices in the country will eventually be merged into five.According to the report from insiders, the was a briefing this afternoon to this effect.The company is currently working on a layoff plan, and the mobile phone business will be the hardest hit.The layoffs will strongly affect its mobile phone business sales and marketing personnel.“There are also other departments, the mobile phone business staff are top of the list,” The source said.
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Facebook has a new company logo, launched as the social network continues to face criticism from lawmakers and users for how it handles personal data and regulates lies in political adverts.The new branding debuts a custom font, which Facebook says will help it visually differentiate between the company itself and the Facebook app.That means the Facebook app will keep its existing branding, but Facebook plans to use its new logo with the tagline “from Facebook” to distinguish the difference between parent company and product.The same strategy will be used on other apps and services that Facebook owns, such as the Instagram app.It’s part of what Facebook says is a push to clarify to people that the social networking behemoth is actually behind products they engage with every day.“Our main services include the Facebook app, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, Workplace, Portal and Calibra.
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Det brittiska vårdbolaget Babylon Health kan beskrivas som Storbritanniens motsvarighet till nätläkare som Kry och Min Doktor.Bolaget grundades 2013 av entreprenören Ali Parsa.På Babylons plattform erbjuds till exempel vårdkontakter med mänskliga doktorer via videolänk.Men i appen finns det också en automatiserad AI-läkare som genom en rad ganska enkla frågor kan bedöma huruvida patienten behöver vård eller inte, samt ett prognosverktyg som ska förutsäga patientens framtida hälsa med hjälp av olika datapunkter.”Vi gör inte doktorer onödiga.Läs mer: Riskkapitalisternas vårdfavorit: ”Vi gör läkare fem gånger mer effektiva”
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Vårt exemplar dök upp på morgonen och vi har pillat lite på dem under förmiddag och lunch.Så här kommer ett första intryck som inte ska ses som någon slutgiltig recension.De har några egenskaper från vanliga AirPods som är riktigt trevliga.Dels är de superlätta, verkligen superlätta, och skulpterade på ett fint sätt.Det gör att man kommer att kunna använda dem länge utan problem.Det är också, så klart, väldigt enkelt att lägga till lurarna till en telefon, det är bara att öppna fodralet så är det klart.
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For the astrologically inclined, October 23 marked the beginning of the spookiest time of all: Scorpio season, the month-long period associated with chaos, unexpected intensity, and darkness on account of the sun’s position in Scorpio.The change wasn’t lost on Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov, the duo behind the esoteric horoscope account Astro Poets (@poetastrologers), which boasts more than half a million followers on Twitter.Amid tweets about their upcoming book—and their appearances in various big-name media outlets—the Astro Poets warned their legions of fans of the coming celestial chaos.Chaos did indeed envelop the Astro Poets community.But the sun in Scorpio wasn’t to blame.Instead, strangely enough, it was the tech backlash.
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With the launch of macOS Catalina, the promised wave of iPad-derived Catalyst apps has begun with a twinkle at enterprise Mac deployments.Todd Benjamin, macOS product marketing director, says Apple is listening to developers and users and promises to provide them with “additional resources and support to help them create amazing Mac experiences with Mac Catalyst."[ Take this mobile device management course from PluralSight and learn how to secure devices in your company without degrading the user experience. ]Future improvements are likely to include the addition of more AppKit APIs to Catalyst, enabling developers to create more complex and nuanced apps, so the future looks good.Anecdotally, I think many developers are waiting to see what the first ports are capable of before committing valuable resources – so they’ll be keen for user feedback to help them decide when, or if, the time is right.GoodNotes 5 is a brilliant note taking app that lets you create notes on your iPad as if you were working with digital paper.
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Shanghai-based artificial intelligence (AI) startup Emotibot has closed its $45 million Series B+, aiming to improve the emotion-sensing capabilities of robots in human-machine interaction.Why it matters: The company lists social media and gaming giant Tencent, video streaming firm iQiyi, and robot maker UBTech as its partners.Emotibot also works with China Merchants Bank, China Minsheng Bank, and China Mobile, according to its website.The company provides its computer vision and natural language processing (NLP) capabilities, as well as visual and voice emotion-recognition services to the financial, e-commerce, call center, and smart device industries.Details: Emotibot’s latest round was led by V Fund Management, Linfeng Capital, and an undisclosed strategic investor.Puhua Capital, Keywise Capital, and VC Keywise Capital also participated.
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Xbox One X and PS4 Pro players will have the ability to choose whether they want to prioritise performance or visual quality in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.Those who opt for “Performance” mode in the game will play with a higher frame rate of up to 60 frames per second, while those who opt for “Quality” will see the frame rate capped at 30 but will be able to enjoy better visuals.The resolution offered in either mode has yet to be confirmed.The two modes were confirmed by Fallen Order producer Paul Hatfield in an interview with We Got This Covered at a recent preview event for the game.During the interview, Hatfield also pointed out that while “Performance” mode will be aiming for 60 frames per second, it won’t always hit it.These are the enhancements you're looking for
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Mozilla has announced that it will launch a beta version of its upcoming VPN service in the coming weeks ahead of its general release.The Firefox-maker launched the Firefox Private Network extension this month and it added a browser proxy to the company's web browser.However, it is currently only available for users in the US and resembles the VPN feature Opera added to its Android browser earlier this year.Firefox Private Network helps protect user's data online by encrypting it and masking the IP address of a user's connection.Mozilla decided to choose Cloudflare as its partner for the service and Firefox users are connected to the nearest Cloudflare data center when they turn on Private Network in their browser.The initial release lacked several key features such as the option to select different regions or servers and no information about the connection was displayed in the extension.
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With more than 4,000 exoplanets – planets orbiting stars other than our sun – discovered so far, it may seem like we are on the cusp of finding out whether we are alone in the universe.At the moment, one extremely important piece of information that is missing is the presence, composition, and structure of their atmospheres.Signs of atmospheric water, oxygen and methane would all be signs that a planet may support life.Now we have for the first time managed to detect water vapor in the atmosphere of an exoplanet that is potentially habitable.Our results have been published in Nature Astronomy.As it transits, stellar light is filtered through the planet’s atmosphere – with light being absorbed or deflected based on what compounds the atmosphere consists of.
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During its nine-plus years in the wild, Google’s Go language, aka Golang—with version 1.13 out as of September 2019—has evolved from being a curiosity for alpha geeks to being the battle-tested programming language behind some of the world’s most important cloud-centric projects.Why was Go chosen by the developers of such projects as Docker and Kubernetes?What are Go’s defining characteristics, how does it differ from other programming languages, and what kinds of projects is it most suitable for building?In this article, we’ll explore Go’s feature set, the optimal use cases, the language’s omissions and limitations, and where Go may be going from here.[ Also on InfoWorld: 10 open source projects proving the power of Google Go.| Get started with Google’s Go language.
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A found SD card that was labelled “Homicide at midtown Marriott” and contained videos and photos depicting a brutal killing has led to an arrest for murder.On 30 September, a woman told police she found the memory card in a street in the neighbourhood of Fairview, in the US city of Anchorage, Alaska, reports local news outlet KTUU.The card reportedly held 12 videos and 39 photos that show the progression of a murder.A charging document states that the videos depict a woman being choked, and a man saying “just ... die,” reports the Associated Press.Photos reportedly show the victim’s body on a hotel luggage cart.On 2 October, law enforcement was alerted to remains by the 108 mile marker on Seward Highway.
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Steve Jobs introduced iTunes in 2001 and launched the iTunes Music Store in 2003.iTunes changed the way people buy and consume media, but also spurred hatred and complaints over the years.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.As macOS Catalina rolls out beginning this week, iTunes will be replaced by three separate apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV.Publications featured stories about why people hate iTunes and why you should ditch iTunes, and many complained online.Here is the history of iTunes, from its groundbreaking inception to its hated later years, and the final goodbye.
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Suse, the newly independent open-source company behind the eponymous Linux distribution and an increasingly large set of managed enterprise services, today announced a bit of a new strategy as it looks to stay on top of the changing trends in the enterprise developer space.Over the course of the last few years, Suse put a strong emphasis on the OpenStack platform, an open-source project that essentially allows big enterprises to build something in their own data centers akin to the core services of a public cloud like AWS or Azure.With this new strategy, Suse is transitioning away from OpenStack .It’s ceasing both production of new versions of its OpenStack Cloud and sales of its existing OpenStack product.“As Suse embarks on the next stage of our growth and evolution as the world’s largest independent open source company, we will grow the business by aligning our strategy to meet the current and future needs of our enterprise customers as they move to increasingly dynamic hybrid and multi-cloud application landscapes and DevOps processes,” the company said in a statement.“We are ideally positioned to execute on this strategy and help our customers embrace the full spectrum of computing environments, from edge to core to cloud.”
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The power of the United States in the technology sector has been demonstrated after Adobe confirmed it is closing down access to its software for users in Venezuela.The news was confirmed when Adobe published a support document that said the company is deactivating all accounts in Venezuela starting 28 October, due to US Government’s Executive Order 13884 issued on 5 August 2019.The move by US President Donald Trump has effectively halted all US trade with the country, in a measure to increase pressure of President Nicolás Maduro and convince him to step down.“The US Government issued Executive Order 13884, the practical effect of which is to prohibit almost all transactions and services between US companies, entities, and individuals in Venezuela,” wrote Adobe.“To remain compliant with this order, Adobe is deactivating all accounts in Venezuela.”“You have until October 28, 2019 to download any content that you have stored in your Adobe account,” Adobe warned.
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It’s 50 years since a team of computer scientists created the first version of an operating system (OS) that would revolutionise modern-day computing.So, whether you’re running Linux, MacOS, Android, iOS, Chrome OS or PlayStation, the chances are you’re using an OS based on the UNIX approach.Its founding principles centered around the core concepts of simplicity and modular software development, to provide clear, concise and extensible code for easy repurposing and maintenance.Its portability also caused it to be quickly and widely adopted across commercial, research and academic organisations.The Internet was built on the UNIX system in the 1970s, with the first world wide web server running on a UNIX system back in 1989.Sectors including manufacturing, government, healthcare and financial services have adopted it in huge numbers and its impact is still evidenced across numerous Fortune 100 companies today.
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Following the launch of the 2020 Civic hatchback and Si performance models, the 2020 Honda Civic coupe and sedan are about to hit dealerships.Both compact car body styles received significant updates for the 2019 model year, so changes for 2020 are fairly limited.The base engine remains a 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque.Power is sent to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) or six-speed manual.Civic EX, EX-L, and Touring models get a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which makes 174 hp with either transmission.Torque is pegged at 167 lb-ft with the manual, and 162 lb-ft with the CVT.
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Apple is differentiating the iPad from the iPhone with a new operating system, called iPadOS.This dedicated tablet platform offers a ton of new features aimed at helping make the iPad look and feel more like something that could ultimately replace your laptop.It also includes a number of other great features that have nothing to do with it replacing your laptop but still add to the experience.Then, turn on the toggle next to Keep Today View on Home Screen.How to use the floating keyboardApple’s iPadOS offers a compact keyboard that you can easily move around the screen to wherever it is most convenient.
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Many years ago, I walked into the kitchen to make Saturday morning pancakes for a group of friends and realized I had no idea how to do it.But every once in a while, I'd eat something really good that was cooked on one and get curious.While writing the Willows Inn cookbook, I watched chef Larkin Young cook aged duck breasts, starting them directly on butter cubes on the hot flattop (restaurant parlance for griddle), getting them to alternately steam above the foaming butter and brown in its fat.The results can be out of this world.It means better, more consistent results, with far less uncertainty in the cooking process.Put temperature control on a griddle, and suddenly you've got a huge canvas to churn out large amounts of food, very consistently.
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Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, has the most advanced and cheapest 5G network in the world.While the US beckons on its allies to dump Huawei’s 5G, the company is signing more contracts in some regions.Yesterday, Huawei and Malaysian operator, Maxis, officially signed a 5G cooperation contract in the presence of Malaysian Prime Minister’, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad.This is an important development for Malaysia’s telecommunications industry.Maxis CEO, Gokhan Ogut, and Huawei Malaysia CEO, Yuan Ming, signed the contract on behalf of Maxis and Huawei respectively.According to Maxis, it is committed to working with the Chinese telecom company to launch 5G in Malaysia.
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Osaro, a San Francisco startup developing AI-based solutions for industrial robots, today announced that it’s closed a $16 million series B funding round led by King River Capital (KRC), with participation from Alpha Intelligence Capital, Founders Fund, Pegasus Tech Ventures, GiTV Fund, and existing and strategic investors.It brings the startup’s total raised to $29.3 million coming after a $10 million series A in April 2017, which cofounder and CEO Derik Pridmore said will bolster Osaro’s hiring, international deployment, and R efforts.Alongside the funding round, Osaro revealed that Applied Digital Access, Mahi Networks, and Calix veteran Kevin Pope has joined as VP of engineering.Chiefly, he’ll support the company in scaling its solutions worldwide.“A key element of our competitive advantage is Osaro’s … deep learning algorithms,” said Pridmore, an MIT computer science and electrical engineering graduate who cofounded Osaro in 2015 with a team hailing from UC Berkeley, Stanford, and the University of Massachusetts.“These algorithms generalize picking tasks with minimal training data and no SKU registration for quick, scalable solutions.
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With $140 million in new financing, Relativity Space is now one step closer to fulfilling its founders’ vision of making the first rockets on Mars.Tagging along for the ride are a motley assortment of millionaires and billionaires, movie stars and media moguls that are providing the money the rocket launch services provider and manufacturer of large-scale, 3-D printers needs to achieve its goals.Using its proprietary printing technology, Relativity says it can slash the time it takes to develop a rocket from design to launch by up to two years.Manufacturing can be done within 60 days, according to the company’s claims, and its vehicles have a payload capacity of up to 1250 kilograms (SpaceX’s largest rockets will have roughly 100 times that payload capacity).Space startups and established companies alike are now rocketing forward with plans to support the race to establish a foothold on the surface of the Moon as a first step toward getting humanity’s first footsteps on Mars.about his Starship, designed to carry heavy payloads to the Moon and Mars; and NASA began doling out cash to companies that would provide transportation, infrastructure, and support for future lunar missions.
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SAN ANTONIO -- Sept. 30, 2019 -- A Southwest Research Institute science and engineering team designed a two-dimensional radar retroreflector that remotely monitors subtle shifts in the Earth's crust.The patent-pending Van Atta retroreflector works in conjunction with satellites to precisely measure ground movement caused by earthquakes, oil production, mining and other processes.Movement can pose a risk to critical infrastructure such as nuclear facilities, airports and bridges."By monitoring shifts in the Earth's crust, emergency managers, city leaders or anyone with an interest in community safety can detect and anticipate instabilities in a particular area," said SwRI Senior Research Scientist Dr. Marius Necsoiu who created the Van Atta retroreflector concept with support from SwRI engineers Emilio Martinez and B. David Moore."This allows proactive planning and solutions to address unstable ground."His unique array design sends energy back in the direction of arrival over a wide range of angles.
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Xbox has overtaken longtime chart-topper Nintendo for TV ad impressions in the most recent 30 days; its commercials account for almost 60% of the industry’s impressions.GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company, to bring you a monthly report on TV advertising by the gaming industry.These are the ads, and by extension the games, that publishers are putting major muscle (and bucks) behind.Below are the top five most-seen gaming industry TV advertisers from August 16 through September 15.As summer came to a close, gaming brands amped up their outlays: The industry had an estimated spend of $19.6 million, compared to $5.6 million in the previous 30 days, with 10 brands airing 34 spots over 3,100 times, racking up 1.04 billion TV ad impressions.First place goes to Xbox with over 616.9 million impressions generated by four ads that aired 1,601 times.
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