But some of those 10 million may be hunting for how to cancel their subscriptions before the service's seven-day free trials run out.Its Marvel original shows, for example, are going to be closely knit into the storylines that play out on the big screen in theaters.Disney Plus costs $7 a month in the US, or $70 (about $5.83 a month) if you prepay for a full year.But Disney Plus includes perks that Netflix charges extra for -- like four simultaneous streams, 4K Ultra HD in Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.Disney also made a deal with Verizon to give the carrier's unlimited wireless customers a free year of Disney Plus.And outside those traditional categories it'll also offer all 30 seasons of The Simpsons, a new feather in its cap from the Fox takeover.
TLDR: WP Page Builder helps create top quality WordPress websites in minutes — and it’s under $50.No matter how many new build-your-own-website services spring up, none have dislodged WordPress as the undisputed content management system king.More than 1 in 3 websites run on WordPress with over 500 new ones popping up literally every day.But, for how great WordPress is, it can be frustrating to use if you’re new to coding and want something that’s a little more sophisticated than your run-of-the-mill WordPress site.That’s why there’s WP Page Builder, and it’s now over 90 percent off at just $49 from TNW Deals.Just pick the type of site you want to build and WP Page Builder can help get you underway in minutes with no coding knowledge required.
NASA has shown off its first all-electric plane prototype, with the X-57 Maxwell previewing a commuter aircraft that could one day be quieter, more efficient, and greener to operate than existing planes.It’s the US space agency’s first crewed X-plane in two decades, and its first all-electric aircraft, and though it’s not intended to go into space the longer-term implications of the X-57 could be just as significant.Multiple projects across different companies are already underway, aiming to replace loud, fuel-hungry, and maintenance-heavy internal combustion engines in commute aircraft.However what there isn’t right now is a single set of certification standards for such vehicles.NASA hopes to change that with the X-57 project; when complete, “NASA will share the aircraft’s electric-propulsion-focused design and airworthiness process with regulators and industry, which will advance certification approaches for aircraft utilizing distributed electric propulsion,” the agency says.It’ll be important for things like “flying taxis” that Uber and others are working on, and which are intended to operate in potentially dense urban areas.
Get a head start on your holiday shopping with the early access Walmart Black Friday sale.The retail giant is discounting a number of popular Christmas gifts, which include the best-selling Apple iPad.For a limited time, you can get the 128GB iPad on sale for $299.That's a $130 discount the lowest price we've seen for the 6th generation tablet with that much storage.If you're looking for a cellular plan with your tablet, Walmart also has the 32GB iPad with LTE connectivity on sale for $299.The 2018 Apple iPad features a 9.7-inch LED display and includes a1.2MP front-facing camera.
Doctors hope to solve the issue of the benefits of medicinal cannabis once and for all this year, when a trial involving input from 20,000 UK patients is set to get under way.The two-year trial, backed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, will look for firm evidence that the non-psychoactive blends of the plant are indeed capable of generating the serious medical benefits that many self-funding users claim, with the hope being that such a raft of positive evidence may be enough to get cannabis products approved for a much wider distribution via the NHS; without onerous layers of bureaucracy to get through first, and for problems that aren't so life-threatening to their sufferers that they get on the news.RCP president Wendy Burn said: "The RCP hopes this project will address the paucity of evidence for the use of cannabis-based medicinal products in all health settings, including mental health.We hope that this project, along with other research such as more much-needed randomised control trials, will continue to build the evidence on CBMPs [Cannabis-based medicinal products]."
At $399, it’s a lot of drone for the money even though it’s missing features found in DJI’s other drones.They’re fun, but several years ago, feature creep started sneaking into DJI’s products.Most come loaded with countless features owners will likely never use.Here’s what’s missing: collision detection, ultra-long-range connection, 4k camera, gesture control, and advanced camera features like trackable follow, panoramic, timelapse, and optical zoom.The Mavic Mini is well balanced, and owners should find it enjoyable to fly.I took it up to 200m on a windy fall day in the Midwest.
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories.If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here.Adobe Photoshop arrives on the iPadAdobe has released Photoshop for the iPad, making good on an announcement that it made last October.The tablet version of the popular photo-editing software is free to download, and includes a 30-day free trial.After that it’s $9.99 per month via in-app purchase, or you can get access as part of an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.
Mark Denney has left the creaking world of banking IT to join the, er, creaking world of government IT – taking the role of interim chief digital and information officer at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.He replaces HMRC's chief digital information officer, Jacky Wright, who returns to Microsoft after two years in the role.During that time Wright had to recuse herself of making decisions about Microsoft, due to her corporate ties to the company.Denney worked at Barclays for more than a decade, as CIO and head of change at Barclays Corporate Bank and Payments, before leaving last year to take up contracting roles.He previously held senior positions at JP Morgan Chase and GE Capital.HMRC is currently going through a period of huge change as the department faces major challenges with two of its flagship IT projects: The £226.33m Customs Declaration Service, responsible for delivering exports and imports processing post Brexit; and its £334.48m Making Tax project.
Thousands of Airbnb and VRBO hosts reportedly used closed Facebook groups to gossip about the guests staying in their short-term rentals, according to screenshots collected by travel site Skift.The report identified two groups: "Airbnb Guests Blacklist" and "Airbnb Host Community — Vent, Recommend, and Discuss," where hosts shared anecdotes about guests they found to be annoying.This venting reportedly veered into invasions of privacy, with hosts posting photos and names of guests, along with speculations about guests' sexual activities.In some cases, hosts reportedly outed guests by sharing information about their sexual orientation with thousands of other Facebook users.Facebook confirmed that it has already banned one of the groups and is investigating the other in a statement to Business Insider.Thousands of short-term rental hosts with listings on Airbnb and Vrbo have used closed Facebook groups to gossip about their guests, frequently sharing guests' personal information and photos, according to screenshots collected by the travel site Skift.
Huawei’s impressive growth continues in China, with patriotism likely playing a part in its smartphone sales’ domestic surge.New figures from Canalys suggest Huawei grew its smartphone sales in China by 66% year-on-year (YoY) for Q3 2019, compared to the 31% growth it reportedly enjoyed in the previous quarter.Digging down into the numbers also shows the stark contrast between Huawei’s fortunes and those of its main rivals, including Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi, and Apple, each of which experienced a sharp decrease in sales.Overall smartphone shipments remained just shy of 98 million for Q3, but Apple’s YoY decline accelerated from -14% in Q2 to -28% for Q3, while Xiaomi’s negative growth went from -20% to -33%.By contrast, Huawei seems to be vacuuming up its competitors’ market share, growing from 24.9% to 42.4% over the past year.This also represents a rise of more than 4 percentage points on Q2 2019.
Japanese scientists have discovered a new species of crustacean in the gills of a shark, according to a recent paper.Amphipods make up an order of nearly 10,000 species that live in aquatic habitats.They’re mostly scavengers, feeding on decomposing skin, poo, and other leftovers.Scientists sampled the whale shark’s gills with a suction pump while scuba diving in an underwater fish preserve off of Okinawa in 2017.They named it Podocerus jinbe; Podocerus from the already-existing genus, and jinbe, from the Japanese word for whale shark “Jinbē-zame.”These half centimetre-sized spiny creatures seem to swarm their host; the researchers found 357 males and 291 females on the animal.
The tiny device could be used like Tile to track things like keys, wallets, and more.Reportedly called “AirTags,” the devices are expected to be small, round circles that can be attached to items and then tracked through Apple’s “Find My” app, similar to how you might track a lost iPhone or iPad.The device’s name was spotted by 9to5 Mac in Apple’s iOS 13.2 release Monday, October 28.It also noticed a “BatterySwap” video asset that suggests that the batteries in the device can be swapped out.The device is expected to leverage the ultra-wideband U1 chip in the newest iPhones to offer more precise tracking than some competitors are capable of.It will also reportedly have an augmented reality component that would allow you to locate an item by pointing your camera at an area where your keys or other items might be.
Marine archaeologists have revealed the latest discoveries from the site of the Antikythera shipwreck, famous for the "Antikythera Mechanism," which has been described as an ancient computer.The mechanism's fragments were raised in 1901 from the mid-1st century B.C.shipwreck off the southern Greek island of Antikythera.In a statement, Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sports said that marine archaeologists returned to the shipwreck this month, more than two years after the last survey of the site in September 2017.SEARCH BEGINS FOR MISSING FRAGMENTS OF 'ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM'Artifacts found at the wreck site included bones, a bronze ring, pieces of amphorae or ancient jars, and what may be olive kernels.
Once we remove some core steps from application development (such as having to provision cloud resources like storage and compute) developers take this freedom to an illogical yet understandable conclusion.In some cases, planning and design is being tossed out the window.Considering that serverless is self-provisioning, and applications can be designed and built dynamically on the fly, and if we’re not doing infrastructure planning, well, why not?First, we still should focus on the efficiency of the application, even if it is serverless.Resources are automatically allocated based on the profile of the serverless application, or what the serverless system thinks it needs.If you’re all over the place with how and when requests are made, the serverless system is likely to overprovision resources, resulting in more cost and less efficiency.
Chaotic protests broke out in Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday just hours after the government tried to impose taxes on messaging services such as WhatsApp, Skype, and Viber.The information minister announced on Thursday that the government planned to charge people in the country 20¢ per day for using internet calling services, according to local news agency An-Nahar.Escalating protests forced the telecoms minister to reverse the proposal, but the decision was not enough to calm protesters who continued into the night and are still gathered in the city on Friday.Video footage also shows what appears to be the bodyguards of a Lebanese minister pointing firearms at the protesters and shooting into the air.Chaotic protests in Beirut, Lebanon broke out on Thursday hours after the government tried to impose taxes on messaging services like WhatsApp, Skype, and Viber.The information minister Jamil Jarrah announced on Thursday that the government planned to charge people in the country 20 US cents per day for using internet calling services such as WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and Facebook, state and local media reported.
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In a few days, Chinese manufacturer, Meizu, will release its latest flagship, Meizu 16T.According to a recent message from Meizu’s VP, Huahai Liang, the new color of Meizu 16T will have a Whale Blue colour option.This version will give multiple shadow changes when illuminated from different angles.According to TENAA’s listing, the Meizu 16T smartphone comes with a symmetrical 6.5-inch full-screen display with a resolution of 2232 × 1080.Its dimension measures 159.63 × 78.2 × 8.3mm and it weighs only 183g.In the core configuration, this device comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and it will have up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Shanghai has built around 150 smart public toilets, but you’d better not spend longer than 15 minutes inside or an alert will be sent to municipal workers to check on you.The new toilets are part of China’s efforts to extend AI into almost every aspect of daily life, and come hot on the heels of smart rubbish bins and AI-powered traffic lights.Each toilet stall has a human body sensor, using infrared rays and ultrasound to detect the person inside and how long they have been sitting there, according to a document released by the city government.Sensors also monitor the air quality inside the cubicle and a water-saving feature will adjust the water level based on occupancy time.“I think it’s OK with me but probably not a good idea to read a novel inside the toilet,” Frank Lin, a 22-year-old Shanghai native, told the Post on hearing about the initiative.Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen are also working to make public toilets smarter.
Vietnamese cricket protein producer Cricket One has raised an undisclosed sum in a seed funding round co-led by 500 Startups and Singapore-based Masik Enterprises.Cricket One co-founders Nam Dang and Bicky Nguyen established the company in 2017 to provide environmentally friendly food sources beyond Southeast Asian countries and help the livelihood of farmers.Dang said that in Vietnam, crickets mature naturally in 28 days and takes in organic farm byproducts as feed.“By outsourcing crickets growing to specially trained local farmers, not only do we achieve cost advantage, but we also ensure better local incomes and community development and better global sustainability,” he said.Cricket One said it only needs 2 liters of water and 1.5 kilograms of feed to produce 1 kilogram of edible weight.“In fact, with each hectare able to produce over 250 tons of pure protein per year, it is almost 50x more productive than growing soybeans for the famous Impossible Burger,” said Masik Enterprises director Mikhail Zeldovich.
Apple's big 2019 launch event is now firmly in the rear-view mirror.And if you were putting off buying a pair of AirPods in anticipation of a new model with active noise cancellation or those rumored over-ear noise-canceling headphones, you'll probably have to hold out until 2020.(If you can't wait that long, check out Amazon's new Echo Buds, shipping later this month, Microsoft's new Surface Buds, available now -- or our current faves, Sony's WH-1000XM3.)But if you're set on picking up a pair of AirPods right now, here's the good news: The current-generation model has been selling at a discount for months.Plenty of retailers are selling the model with the wireless charging case for $169 and with the standard case for around $145.(Depending on your proximity to a Micro Center, you may be able to pick up the wireless version for $150 -- but , not online.)
Read the latest in the amusing world of AIUK gov launched a facial recognition system that didn’t work on darker skin: The British government knowingly rolled out a facial detection system that scans passport photos even though it was less accurate on people with darker skin.In some cases, the face detection model didn’t accept these images as it mistook a black man’s lips as an open mouth or a black woman’s eyes as being closed.Although the average performance of these models might be high, it’s important to look at the test results across demographics too.What’s the point of robocops if they can’t even call the police?Cogo Guebara definitely thought so.
Popular encrypted messaging app Signal has fixed a crucial flaw in its Android app that could’ve allowed bad actors to answer calls on your behalf.What’s more, it needed no intervention from your end.Google’s Project Zero team, which uncovered the bug on September 28, said it only affects audio calls, as the video option needs to be manually enabled for all incoming calls.Signal has since patched the problem in its latest update of the app (version 4.47.7).“Using a modified client, it is possible to send the ‘connect’ message to a callee device when an incoming call is in progress, but has not yet been accepted by the user.This causes the call to be answered, even though the user has not interacted with the device,” Project Zero’s Natalie Silvanovich noted.
The box office has suffered some major disappointments this year.Every week, Fandango Now provides Business Insider with its top movies that people are renting or buying through the service.Fandango Now is movie-ticket service Fandango's on-demand video service, in which viewers can rent or buy from a selection of over 900,00 movies on digital, including recent theatrical releases, without a subscription.It's available on platforms including desktop, Roku, Chromecast, Movies Anywhere, and Apple and Android mobile devices.READ MORE: We compared the top movie franchises at 6 major Hollywood studios, from Disney to ParamountThis week includes blockbusters like "Toy Story 4" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home" as well as movies that failed to attract audiences while in theaters, such as the comedy "Stuber" and the "X-Men" movie "Dark Phoenix."
The first generation of foldable displays is ushering in a new wave of smartphone form factors.So far, the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X offer bigger phones with double the screen real estate.These designs are great for multitasking and look quite stunning, but they’re equal parts impractical and almost certainly not worth the huge expense.They won’t have to cost a month’s or more salary either, at least if TCL’s long-term strategy comes to fruition.Android Authority caught up with TCL’s Stefan Streit and Jason Gerdon in London to take a look at one of the company’s prototypes and talk about the future of foldable devices.The foldable device we had a quick play with (which you can see below) is very much in the prototype stage and likely won’t represent a final product.
He's also been involved in controversies stemming from past remarks he's made and since apologized for as well as offensive characters he's performed.Here's everything you need to know about Shane Dawson, whose worth an estimated $12 million and just released a new documentary about makeup YouTuber Jeffree Star.Restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese was forced to deny allegations earlier this year that it recycles uneaten pizza slices to serve to other customers, thanks to a YouTuber by the name of Shane Dawson.He soon after got a job working at a local Jenny Craig storefront, and was later promoted to manager.At the same time, Dawson was going out on auditions for acting gigs, but he wasn't having much luck.The early days of Dawson's channel consisted of comedy sketches, video blogs and diaries, and impersonations of characters liked "Barb the Lesbian" and "Shanaynay" — who calls herself a "ghetto girl" — that are pretty problematic and draw on offensive stereotypes.
Apple isn't done impressing everyone with the iPhone 11 cameras, and its next act is one step closer to launching to the general public: Deep Fusion photography.Deep Fusion, now available through the iOS 13.2 public beta, is Apple's fancy name for machine-learning computational photography – it relies on AI to sort through several frames taken during and even before the shutter button is pressed and create a the best composite image.The new camera feature is available in both the iOS 13.2 developer beta and now the iOS 13.2 public beta – if you've upgraded to the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max.It's just in time for Apple to hedges its bets for the October 15 unveiling of the camera-focused Google Pixel 4.How does iPhone 11 Deep Fusion work?The Deep Fusion is similar shooting high dynamic range (HDR) photos: it takes a series of shots using different exposures and then combines them all into one image.
Often referred to as the corrupt underbelly of the internet, common lore is that it’s the place where the drug dealers, human traffickers, terrorists, arms dealers and child pornographers hang out.The very fact that we are having a conversation about it and that laws are being pushed to challenge it, is, safe to say, the stuff of nightmares for the forebears of the internet and World Wide Web.The darknet, given that it exists outside of the monitored internet, may soon be—and may even already be—the only online space where you can be truly free.It’s the only place you can have total privacyWe live in an age of constant surveillance—by governments, by advertisers, by service providers and so on.Most of us often have no idea that every move of ours is being watched, or if we do, we don’t quite understand why that might be a problem.
Apple News Plus rolled out in the UK and Australia Monday, nearly seven months after its US and Canada launch.As you'd expect, the selection on the Apple subscription service, which costs $10 a month in the US and gives you unlimited access to more than 300 magazines and newspapers in the iPhone, iPad and Mac, has been tweaked for local markets.In addition to US publications like The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic and Rolling Stone, the £10-a-month UK version gets you access to The Times, The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan UK, Elle UK, Esquire UK, Empire, Hello!The AU$15-a-month version offers The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, The Advertiser, Australian Women's Health, Australian Men's Health and Australian Geographic, along with the US ones.If you're curious, you can sign up for a month's free trial and cancel if you decide it isn't for you.This probably helped Apple pull in more than 200,000 subscribers within two days of the service's launch.
Bottom Line: A study of legal handgun purchasers in California suggests convictions for driving under the influence (DUI) prior to a gun purchase may be associated with subsequent risk of arrest for violent crimes, including firearm-related ones.The observational study included about 79,000 gun purchasers followed-up from their first gun purchase in 2001 through 2013.Of the 1,495 purchasers with DUI convictions, 131 (8.8%) were subsequently arrested for violent crimes listed on the Crime Index (murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault) published by the FBI.Among 65,700 purchasers with no prior criminal history, 1,188 (1.8%) were subsequently arrested for Crime Index-listed violent crimes.Compared with gun purchasers who had no prior criminal history, gun purchasers with prior DUI convictions and no other criminal history were at increased risk of arrest for a Crime Index-listed violent crime, a firearm-related violent crime and any violent crime.Limitations of the study include the exclusion of gun purchasers age 50 and older thus limiting the generalizability of the findings.
On yesterday, OnePlus didn’t reveal its OnePlus 7T Pro smartphone, it only presented the standard version of the smartphone in addition to the OnePlus TV.But unlike what one might think in light of this, the Pro model will be there.This is confirmed by the leaker Ishan Agarwal, according to whom the launch event will be held in two weeks on October 10.The OnePlus 7T Pro presentation event is scheduledOn this date, the company will hold an event that will take place in London.It is not clear why the company want to hold two separate events, but apparently the pro version could have some novelties.