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This is it, folks. With the third and final expected beta out in the wild, the next release should be the stable one.
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NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover celebrated 8 years on the Red Planet Wednesday.
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Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Samsung’s big Unpacked event went off with just a few hitches. It’s nice to know that even when an event is online some kind of logistical issue can cause AV problems and delay the beginning of a keynote. Makes everything feel a little more normal. I tease — the event itself was actually well executed. Samsung didn’t fake an auditorium but still did its best to make the occasion feel big. Microsoft and Apple went much further at embracing a new online format, but Samsung managed it fairly well. There were definitely cringe moments (Samsung kept showing Bluetooth pairing interfaces?), but overall it was a strong event. Plus, Samsung had a much more diverse and engaging set of presenters than any other tech keynote in recent memory. Bravo,... Continue reading…
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Graham Clark, the 17-year-old charged with orchestrating a massive Twitter hack last month, reportedly has a history of scamming people with Bitcoin. Clark faces 30 felony charges in Florida, where he is accused of taking over dozens of verified Twitter accounts, including those of Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Kim Kardashian, to trick people into handing over money. Legal records show that Clark was previously suspected of being involved in the theft of $856,000 at age 16 but was never charged. He also reportedly built a reputation in Minecraft communities as a grifter who would frequently scam people out of their money. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. New details are surfacing about the 17-year-old accused of "masterminding" last month's massive Twitter hack — and they reveal a pattern of scams dating back years. Last year, Graham Ivan Clark was the subject of a criminal investigation in which Florida prosecutors seized $15,000 and 400 Bitcoin, his lawyer said. Prosecutors ultimately did not charge Clark last year and returned the cash and 300 Bitcoin to him, worth over $3 million. The victim in that case told The New York Times that prosecutors didn't charge Clark at the time because he was still a minor. In the years before that, Clark reportedly built a reputation as a frequent scammer online, including in the online video game Minecraft. Clark's former friends told The New York Times that he would regularly demand money in exchange for in-game items, only to keep the items for himself after receiving payment. Social media posts from Clark's now-deleted Instagram account, @error, reportedly showed Clark posing with designer sneakers and a Rolex watch in recent months.  Clark faces 30 felony charges in Tampa, Florida, for his purported involvement in the Twitter hack, which compromised more than 100 accounts, including those belonging to Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Kim Kardashian, and posted messages encouraging people to send Bitcoin to a scammer's address. Clark's bail has been set at $725,000, the Tampa Bay Times reported Sunday. Clark is accused of collaborating with others on the Twitter hack — Mason Sheppard, 19, who lives in the United Kingdom and goes by "Chaewon," and Nima Fazeli, 22, of Orlando, Florida, who goes by "Rolex," were both arrested in connection with the hack, the Department of Justice said.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequence
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The man who once played a CGI chimpanzee won a big role in season 2 of Netflix's superhero show.
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Not so fast - Quick Charge 5 does its best when using new dual-battery tech Qualcomm has unveiled the fifth generation of its Quick Charge battery-charging technology and boasts it can fully recharge a smartphone in 15 minutes.…
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Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google face a reckoning over their dominance.
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A Russian cyberespionage group that hacked into election networks before the 2016 U.S. presidential election is now attempting to steal coronavirus vaccine information from researchers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. The governments of those three countries issued a warning on July 16 saying that the group known as APT29 or “Cozy Bear” is targeting vaccine development efforts. The group, which is connected with the FSB, Russia’s internal security service, had gotten inside the Democratic National Committee networks prior to the 2016 election. This latest incident illustrates yet again how, beyond carrying all of our phone, text, and internet communications,… This story continues at The Next Web
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The companies that raised the most this week: Tesla rival Xpeng, Uber competitor Gett, and AAC Technologies, the BFF of Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi
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A coded language of pulsing and solid colors communicate device status and other pertinent notifications.
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He would say that… because he's not an actual supervillain Philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates has denied that his support for coronavirus vaccine research is cover for his plans to dominate the world with 5G-activated mind control microchips.…
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(University of Maryland) In a new paper published in Applied Economics Perspectives and Policies, University of Maryland researcher Jim MacDonald presents a detailed history of the consolidation of agriculture in the US based on 35 years of data, with implications for all sectors of agriculture moving forward. Data show a steady shift to fewer and larger farming operations across crops, dairy, and livestock.
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These models boast big screens and each cost less than $600.
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With the PS5 on the horizon, let's look at how it compares to the newest PlayStation console, the PS4 Pro.
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(University of Science and Technology of China) Researchers obtained the ultimate precision for the estimation of all three components of a magnetic field with entangled probe states under the parallel scheme.
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'Completely unacceptable' spouts British Foreign Secretary Russian hackers at the state's FSB spy agency have been caught breaking into Western institutions working on potential vaccines for the COVID-19 coronavirus in hope of stealing said research. That's according to the British National Cyber Security Centre and America's NSA today.…
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Look for an efficient electric lawn mower to manage your lawn? These options will get the job done and more.
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Google rolled out a new 84th version of Chrome. The list of changes may seem boring, but in fact we are waiting for a lot ... The post Google Chrome 84 is now available with a long list of new features appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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(Aston University) The downloadable app, Bullstop, is the only anti-cyberbullying app that integrates directly to social media platforms to protect users from bullies and trolls messaging them directly.It was developed by Semiu Salawu, a doctoral researcher in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and was initially designed with teenagers aged 13 upwards in mind.
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Short of buying every console ever released, the only way to play games from the past is with emulators.
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Every new streaming service is looking for standout features to differentiate themselves from the competition, and Peacock’s features try to combine three different types of experiences in one app: a traditional streaming interface, a curation of small, short-form newsy moments, and “live TV.” But after a few days with the Peacock app, what became very apparent to me is the app isn’t as robust as Comcast’s ambitions for it. Depending on how people watch Peacock, they’ll be presented with two different viewing options. For people using Peacock on a TV, the app will automatically open up in “Browse,” the main streaming portal. A version of Browse being used on an iPhone XR can be seen in the left image below. For people using a mobile... Continue reading…
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Xiaomi is a multi-talented company, they will be releasing smartphones, and on the other day toothbrushes. They even sell towels, glasses, scooters, and whatnot. A ... The post Xiaomi Car Is Now Available For $59.99 Only appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Here’s what it’s like to live with iOS 14 – and why it’s such a major change.
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Part of what makes Watchmen so fascinating is its status as a sequel set many years in the wake of the seminal graphic novel.While that means we get to examine legacy characters like Laurie Blake and Adrian Veidt in new lights, it means there’s a whole set of new people to be intrigued by – and one of them is getting a very reflective spotlight next week.Tim Blake Nelson’s Detective Looking Glass (real name Wade Tillman, as we learned last week) has all the trappings of potentially being the show’s new Rorschach, if Watchmen’s new Rorschach wasn’t the legion, frightening, and extremely racist Seventh Kavalry already.He has the mask – albeit much shinier – and the distrust of society to match, but there’s something all the more disconcerting about what he gets up to in his interrogation pod for the Tulsa PD than even his similarly masked predecessor could ever muster.We got glimpses in the most recent episode, the aptly-named “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own.” Tillman lives in a bunker, tinged in the red lights of his underground abode as he prepares photographs of the bizarre alt-dimensional squids that just so happen to fall out of the sky every now and then in the wake of Ozymandias’ grand deceit.When he’s at work, he barely takes his mask off even to eat, and when he’s at home, he seems just as reserved and panicky to be in any kind of conversation (even ones that don’t involve Regina King showing up at his doorstep with concerning revelations about their deceased chief of police).
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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will get their shot this month at remotely piloting a lunar rover on Earth, according to NASA.The test is the final step in an ongoing project to develop future remote rover piloting on both the moon and Mars by astronauts in orbit.Currently, rovers are controlled by preprogrammed software that responds to commands sent from Earth by scientists, a process that involves lengthy delays.Researchers are looking for a better scientific return on rover missions."This is a potential scientific scenario during future missions to the Moon and Mars," European Space Agency scientist William Carey, a principal investigator for the experiment, said in a NASA release."Space is such a harsh place for humans and machines.
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A new proof-of-concept study details how an automated system driven by artificial intelligence can design, build, test and learn complex biochemical pathways to efficiently produce lycopene, a red pigment found in tomatoes and commonly used as a food coloring, opening the door to a wide range of biosynthetic applications, researchers report.The results of the study, which combined a fully automated robotic platform called the Illinois Biological Foundry for Advanced Biomanufacturing with AI to achieve biomanufacturing, are published in the journal Nature Communications."Biofoundries are factories that mimic the foundries that build semiconductors, but are designed for biological systems instead of electrical systems," said Huimin Zhao, a University of Illinois chemical and biomolecular engineering professor who led the research.However, because biology offers many pathways to chemical production, the researchers assert that a system driven by AI and capable of choosing from thousands of experimental iterations is required for true automation.Previous biofoundry efforts have produced a wide variety of products such as chemicals, fuels, and engineered cells and proteins, the researchers said, but those studies were not performed in a fully automated manner."Past studies in biofoundry development mainly focused on only one of the design, build, test and learn elements," Zhao said.
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Last year, Adobe, SAP and Microsoft came together and formed the Open Data Initiative.Not to be outdone, this week, AWS, Salesforce and Genesys, in partnership with The Linux Foundation, announced the Cloud Information Model.The two competing data models have a lot in common.They are both about bringing together data and applying a common open model to it.The idea is to allow for data interoperability across products in the partnership without a lot of heavy lifting, a common problem for users of these big companies’ software.Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation, says this project provides a neutral home for the Cloud Information model, where a community can work on the problem.
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Forget answering in the form of a question.On Monday night's Jeopardy episode, a contestant chose to answer with a love note to host Alex Trebek.For his Final Jeopardy answer while playing the Tournament of Champions game, contestant and Brown University student Dhruv Gaur chose to honor the show's longtime host, who revealed last year he has pancreatic cancer.In a series of tweets, Gaur explained his decision."For context, Alex had just shared with us that he was reentering treatment for pancreatic cancer," Gaur explained."We were all hurting for him so badly.
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The very first and only rule to know about CrossFit, whether you partake or not, is to always talk about CrossFit (this isn't the Fight Club, after all).If you have a friend who loves CrossFit, I'm sure you already know this very well and probably get annoyed about it (disclaimer: I'm a CrossFitter, so I can make jokes about fellow CrossFitters).This holiday season, make your friend's fitness-loving heart soar and help improve their training sessions by gifting them with the best CrossFit gear that every CrossFitter hopes and dreams for, but never asks someone to get for them.That's because CrossFit gear isn't exactly known for being cheap, but there are plenty of budget-friendly items on this list, with many in the $20 to $40 range.Read more: 3 smart gyms tested and rated: Peloton, ClassPass and MirrorThere are foam rollers, and then there are vibrating foam rollers.
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