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While New York Comic Con tends to be focused more on actual comics than San Diego’s Comic-Con International and Disney’s D23, the convention still has plenty of panels devoted to TV shows and movies.Here’s everything that you’ll want to catch as New York Comic Con unfolds from Thursday, October 3 through Sunday, October 6.A Night with M. Night: Introducing Servant on Apple TV+ (8 p.m.)M. Night Shyamalan, the man who brought you The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, and Glass, has a new Apple TV+ series on the way, and he’s stopping by New York Comic Con to talk all about it.In Servant, Toby Kebbell (Kong: Skull Island) and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) play a married couple whose new nanny, Leanne (Game of Thrones‘ Nell Tiger Free), is much more than she seems.Hello, What Have We Here?- Spotlight on Billy Dee Willaims (11 a.m.)
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What does it take to win in the streaming music space these days?Instead, the focus has shifted to exclusive content, unique features, personalization, and the ability to easily access it all.That’s the same name as one of the tabs in Apple Music, and as you might expect, personalization powers the experience.Pandora calls it a personalized discovery feed.Within the tab, you’ll find a dynamically updating scroll of custom-curated music and podcast recommendations.It updates throughout the day based on your listening history, the day of the week, or the time of day.
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Even founder Daniel Gross has a hard time explaining Pioneer.Over the course of one phone call, he compared it to Fortnite Battle Royale, Airbnb, Google, a sci-fi novel, a human accelerator, and an Ivy League campus.Gross launched the project he claims will change the world in August 2018.Then, he described Pioneer as a bias-free search engine for human ingenuity.In newspapers, blog posts, and on television, Gross said the fund/tournament was designed to identify “lost Einsteins”—hidden geniuses with the potential to effect change—at an early stage using software and put them on the path to greatness.Since then, tens of thousands of people from around the globe have entered Pioneer’s eponymous tournament—a convoluted, semi-anonymous online competition that uses software and game mechanics like points, quests, and leaderboards to quantify participants’ real-world productivity and incentivize behaviors Gross and his team believe are key to success.
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You could look at its features (size, year built, or available amenities), compile the neighborhood’s statistics (population or median household income), or monitor economic indicators of the country’s housing market.Put a Starbucks or a high-end hotel nearby, and our intuition tells us this could increase the demand for the surrounding area.However, placing a multimillion-dollar bet on a property is risky, and investors want to base their decisions on data.Luckily, we now have a wealth of geospatial data at our fingertips.Nontraditional sources like OpenStreetMap, social media activity, and satellite imagery provide up-to-date, granular data that can be powerful predictors of property value.Grabbing data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore’s open listing of apartment and condominium sales over the last four years, we compiled a dataset showing the locations and unit price per square foot for over 50,000 transactions.
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Sony Interactive Entertainment held one of its State of Play video events today.The publisher used this event finally announced the release date for The Last of Us: Part II.But the State of Play had a lot more than just The Last of Us: Part II.It also included details about a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro for Death Stranding’s launch as well as October’s PlayStation Plus games.We’ve gathered up all of those trailers and announcements for you below.The Last of Us: Part II release date trailer
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Actor Aron Eisenberg, who played Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, died Saturday at age 50, his wife Malíssa Longo posted on Facebook."He was an intelligent, humble, funny, emphatic soul," Longo wrote."He sought to live his life with integrity and truth.He was so driven to put the best he had into whatever work was put before him."The actor's cause of death wasn't released, but he underwent his second kidney transplant in 2015, StarTrek.com notes in an obituary.Eisenberg played Nog, the first Ferengi to join Starfleet, and appeared in 40 episodes from across all seven seasons.
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Beijing and Shanghai top the list of cities ranked best for fostering a fintech industry in a study of global financial centers, while four of the top five are Chinese.The semi-annual survey, conducted by the Shenzhen-based think tank China Development Institute (CDI) and the London-based think tank Z/Yen Partners, was published on Thursday.Why it matters: Chinese cities are increasingly being compared with traditional financial hubs like New York and London in part due to a recent boom in fintech services.China has been promoting the development of financial innovations including mobile payments, online consumer financial services, and most recently, digital fiat currency.Details: Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen climbed the global financial center rankings, while Hong Kong retained third place.The study included for the first time a separate ranking for fintech, which Beijing and Shanghai topped as the best locations for fintech development.
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Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of about $69 billion as of September 2019, making him the eighth-richest person in the world.He went from meeting with international lawmakers to visiting ancient ruins with his wife, Priscilla Chan, and splitting his time among his many private residences.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Zuckerberg, the eighth-richest person in the world, spent his downtime bouncing between the waterfronts of his multiple private residences and taking a few Instagrammable selfies with his wife.Zuckerberg started off the summer by heading to Europe on business to meet with the president of France and other European lawmakers.In the wake of privacy scandals, Zuckerberg went to Paris in early May to discuss stronger tech regulation with French President Emmanuel Macron.
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today, streamingjätten Netflix, with a market capitalization of well over 100 billion dollars and 150 million paying users around the world.However, the company could be terminated as part of the e-commerce company, Amazon.There is a new book written by Mr Randolph, one of the company's co-founder and the first president and ceo.It was in 1998 that the company was meeting with Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos regarding a possible buy-out.At the time, did Netflix, to rent out, and sell the DVD's.At the time of the talks, still, a majority of Netflix's revenue is from DVD sales.
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The Xiaomi Black Shark Phone 2 Pro has been in the market for a couple of weeks now.However, the 12GB+512GB version has not been available.Now, this top version is now available on Xiaomi Mall, Jingdong, and Black Shark Mall for the first time.The Xiaomi BlackShark Phone 2 Pro presale price is at 3,999 yuan ($565).The Xiaomi BlackShark Phone 2 Pro uses a 6.39-inch Samsung AMOLED display.It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ flagship processor with UFS 3.0 flash memory.
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1,5 miljarder kronor i riskkapital gick till digitala vårdbolag i fjol enligt Di:s databas Nordic Tech List och i sektorn finns flera bolag som värderas till över 1 miljard kronor, däribland Kry, Min Doktor och Natural Cycles.Men hur ser det ut med återväxten?Svaret på den frågan ska Di Digital, Dagens Medicin och Digital Hälsa ta reda på under eventet Health Tech Pitch Day som äger rum den 26 september på Epicenter i Stockholm.Anmäl dig här för att säkra din plats i publiken.I pitchtävlingen som äger rum under dagen deltar fyra bolag som alla har grundats de senaste tre åren (läs mer om bolagen nedan).Vinnaren väljs ut av juryn och publiken och belönas med annonsutrymme i Dagens industri och Dagens Medicin.
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A Tintin comic strip which features drops of creator Herge’s blood on it is expected to sell for around £350,000 when it goes on sale at a Paris auction on September 18, 2019.The scene depicts the end of the world which is said to help increase the artwork’s value.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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Bättre kameror, längre batteritid och snabbare processorer.Det var några av nyheterna för nya Iphone.Di rapporterade live när techjätten höll ett event på Apple Park i Cupertino, Kalifornien.(Di/San Francisco) Det är numera en tradition att Apple bjuder in en utvald skara till ett event i början av september, då man brukar lansera nya modeller av Iphone.Presentationen, som just avslutades på högkvarteret i Cupertino i Kalifornien, inleddes av Apples vd Tim Cook och först ut var en presentation av spel på bolagets nya spelplattform Arcade.Den kommer att släppas senare i september och är en del av satsningen på bolagets tjänsteutbud, som bolaget gärna vill styra uppmärksamheten till.
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5G phone prices are about to get a lot cheaper.Next year, Qualcomm will expand its 5G modems across its Snapdragon 8 series, 7 series and 6 series processors, the company said Friday at the IFA electronics show in Berlin.The company's 8 series chips are aimed at high-end phones like the Galaxy S10, and it's the Snapdragon 855, alongside a Qualcomm 5G modem, that connects the Galaxy S10 5G, Note 10 Plus 5G and other phones to 5G networks.5G is touted as a game-changing technology, with the ability to dramatically boost the speed and coverage of wireless networks.But the first 5G devices have been expensive.The Galaxy S10 5G costs $1,299, while the regular S10 starts at $900.
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The Galaxy Note 10 Plus is a seriously good phone -- we've called it the best phone Samsung has made in years.But the premium Note 10 Plus comes at a cost, with prices starting at $1,100 (£999, AU$1,699).You'll find almost everything you want (except a headphone jack) in Samsung's current flagship phone.While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the newer phone, the screen still looks great and the cameras perform well.By now you're probably well aware that the headphone jack has disappeared from the Note 10 Plus, so if you are a fan of wired headphones the choice is easy: the Note 9.(Note: you can also remap the Bixby button on the Note 9.)
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Snapchat, eller Snap, presenterade Spectacles 3 i slutet av sommaren och nu har de kameraberikade solglasögonen blivit tillgängliga för allmänheten.Men är Spectacles 3 något att lägga vantarna på?Det försöker The Verge, och andra techmedier, reda ut i diverse videorecensioner.Ovan kan ni höra vad The Verge tycker om brillorna och nedan hittar ni åsikter från CNET och Engadget.Spectacles 3 finns tillgängliga via Snaps webbutik - länk finns här nere till vänster - och priset ligger på 370 euro.
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We've seen plenty of AirPods deals of late, but Apple's "other" true-wireless earbuds, the Beats Powerbeats Pro, rarely dip below their $250 list price.But just in time for Labor Day, here's the best sale we've seen yet: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Daily Steals (via Google Express) has the Beats Powerbeats Pro for $199.98 with promo code 19LABOR12.Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.The Powerbeats Pro are designed with athletic users in mind, relying on over-the-ear hooks and noise-isolating rubber ear tips.Those hooks make it all but impossible for the 'buds to come loose, even during the bounciest of exercises.Meanwhile, that noise-isolating design helps give the Powerbeats an audio-quality advantage over AirPods: "Richer, cleaner sound with bass that's not only much bigger but tighter," according to David Carnoy's Powerbeats Pro review.
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Not one, not two, but three Save dialogs in updated Office 365 desktop applicationsIn an effort to help users "save files to the cloud more easily," Microsoft has added an additional save dialog to desktop Office 365 applications, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint.The new "save experience" was announced in January but will be rolling out to all customers in September as part of the semi-annual release of Office.But this was not good enough for the Office team and in Office 2010, Microsoft introduced the Backstage as a document management feature.Hit Save As, or hit Save in a document that has never been saved before, and you enter the Backstage.This has the concept of Places, and if you are lucky you can select a place, such as your Documents folder, type in a name, change the file type if needed, and hit Save, the Save function being represented by a floppy disk icon, apparently something that was needed for document storage in computing pre-history.
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We’re used to microchips becoming increasingly miniaturized, thanks to the amazing trend of Moore’s Law letting engineers pack more and more transistors onto ever tinier chips.The 46,225 square millimeter WSE chip boasts an enormous 1.2 trillion transistors, 400,000 cores, and 18 gigabytes of on-chip memory.The previous record-holder was a mere 815 square millimeters, with 21.1 billion transistors.As CEO and co-founder Andrew Feldman told Digital Trends, this means the WSE chip is “56.7 times larger” than the giant chip it beat for the title.“Artificial intelligence work is one of the fastest-growing compute workloads,” Feldman said.“Between 2013 and 2018, it grew at a rate of more than 300,000 times.
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India has further liberalized its foreign direct investment (FDI) rules for many sectors, opening new avenues for global investors and giants such as Apple as Asia’s third-largest economy attempts to jump-start its years-low economic growth.As part of the new proposal, which has been approved, the government said single-brand retail companies will be allowed to open online stores before they set up presence in the bricks-and-mortar market.This would allow Apple, which has yet to set up retail stores in the country, to start selling a range of products through its own online store.Currently, Apple sells its products in India through partnered third-party offline retailers and e-commerce platforms such as Amazon India, Flipkart and Paytm Mall.Over the years, Apple has requested the government numerous times to relax the local foreign direct investment (FDI) rules.Company executives have long expressed disappointment at Amazon India, Flipkart and Paytm Mall for offering heavy discounts on the iPhone and MacBook Air to boost their respective GMV metrics.
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Pluto was considered a planet through the early 90s, but then scientists discovered Eris, Pluto's twin, along with other nearby objects.In 2006, the International Astronomical Union decided to reclassify Pluto as a dwarf planet, to the fury and confusion of the American public.Thierry Montmerle: People were so angry that they said that all the astronomers should be put on the wall and shot at.And today, over 12 years later, people still have strong opinions whenever you ask: Should Pluto be a planet again?He leads NASA's New Horizons mission, which flew by Pluto in 2015.Alan Stern: And in planetary science, where the experts in planets are, we call small planets "planets."
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Ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, Lenovo is revealing a refreshed lineup of ThinkPad devices.While the design of the new ThinkPad X1, Carbon, Yoga, T490, and X390 remain unchanged, all models are receiving an under the hood performance upgrade to Intel’s latest 10th-generation Comet Lake processors.The new Yoga L13 and L13 Yoga devices, meanwhile, see slight design upgrades with slimmer bezels and new security features as standard.Leading the refreshed Lenovo lineup is the 7th-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon.Starting at $1,479, the new flagship clamshell laptop is expected to be available in September.Other features include new support for Wi-Fi 6 Gig + standard, rapid charge technology, a Dolby Atmos speaker system, and four far-field microphones.
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It just became a whole lot easier to route-plan with Google Maps, Google’s cross-platform mapping service for mobile and the web.The Mountain View tech giant this morning announced that Maps will gain a feature that’ll let you string public transit directions together with biking and ride-sharing options.It’ll roll out in the coming weeks on Android and iOS in 30 countries around the globe, with more to join down the line.“Maps has always helped you get from place to place, whether you’re driving, walking, biking or taking public transit.And we know that transit journeys can be complex — often involving multiple modes of transportation to help you get around town,” wrote Google in a blog post.“[That’s why] we’re making it easy to pair transit directions with biking and ride-sharing options so you can travel that first or last mile with ease.”
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Digital asset exchange Binance is launching a cryptocurrency lending platform later this month.In a blog post published earlier today, the exchange announced what it’s calling “Binance Lending.” A platform which Binance CEO, Chanpeng Zhao, touted would let users “earn crypto in their sleep.”Binance is positioning the platform as a “value-add” service for exchange users that hold idle digital assets.In other words, if you have some tokens or coins on Binance that you’re just letting sit there, you could make some money by offering them for use in Binance‘s lending platform.Users that lend out their dormant coins will earn interest over a two-week period.In the case of Binance‘s own coin, BNB, users could earn an annualized interest rate of up to 15 percent.
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Platform: Windows (reviewed), Mac, iOSRelease Date: Aug. 23, 2019Links: Steam | Official websiteHer Story is a compelling new type of interactive storytellingFour years ago, Sam Barlow surprised the game industry by reviving the moribund and seemingly outdated genre of full-motion-video games.Barlow's Her Story was a well-made, gripping, and ambiguous tale of murder and mania, told exclusively via conversational video snippets that players could search through via deduced transcript keywords.
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It's as if Steph Curry didn't make 300 three-pointers in a single season and somehow the Golden State Warriors still got to the playoffs.Apple Pencil Mini for iPhoneOn Aug. 7, Samsung launched the absolutely stunning Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus.Though I have fond memories of using a stylus on the resistive touch display of my Palm Treo 680, as soon as I tried that screen on the original iPhone, I was immediately hooked on the fact that my finger became, to quote Steve Jobs, "the best pointing device in the world."Whenever you don't have a solid hold on the phone or want to change the volume, you risk dropping the device.Google took a similar approach with the Pixel 3 and I've never had issues on it.
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Smoking isn’t good for you.But e-cigarettes, with their sleek, USB bodies and mango-flavored cartridges, promised a sweeter, safer future.Last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced it is opening an investigation into the health effects of smoking e-cigarettes after nearly 100 teenagers in 14 states reported lung illnesses related to vaping.The cases, which were primarily reported among teenagers and young adults, were so severe that some patients were hospitalized and put on ventilators.In it, researchers show that inhaling e-cigarette vapor—just the vapor, without any nicotine or flavorings—has an immediate, negative impact on the vascular system.But e-cigarettes contain more than nicotine, and the bulk of research so far has largely overlooked how these other ingredients affect users.
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If you're looking for an absolute steal on a new PC, this may be one of the cheapest deals to ever go online.For the next few days, Gearbest is selling the Q96 Home Smart TV box, an Android mini PC, for a mere $19.99 including free shipping from China to most countries.That’s far less than even the cheapest Raspberry Pi device, and unlike this, it is a fully configured personal computer that can be used out of the box (assuming you have as spare keyboard, mouse and monitor or TV).Running one of our best VPN on that Android box will expand its streaming capabilitiesUse one of our best antivirus to improve its security and defend it from malware attacksYou can expand the storage capacity of this mini PC by choosing one of our best microSD cards.
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Mionix var konkursfärdigt vid årsskiftet”, säger grundaren och tillförordnade vd:n Peter Nygren.Antingen hade jag aktiverat mig i bolaget eller så hade man försatt det i konkurs”, säger bolagets grundare och tillförordnade vd Peter Nygren som blev inkallad i höstas efter att det stod klart att förre vd:n och Malmöprofilen Carl Silbersky hoppade av sin post.Innan affären ägde Carl Silbersky drygt 16 procent av bolaget, hur stor affären var vill Peter Nygren inte kommentera.Mionix har gjort en störtdykning från succéåret 2016 när bolaget omsatte 29 Mkr och var nära svarta siffror sånär som på 2 Mkr.Bland annat handlar raset, enligt Peter Nygren, om att Mionix ställde om från att ha fokus mot professionella gamers till att mer satsa på livsstilssegmentet, en bredare kundbas som inte visade sig vara intresserade av att köpa Mionix speltillbehör i den omfattning man hoppats på.Nu ska bolaget gå tillbaka till den gamla inriktningen mot professionella gamers, men man kommer att satsa på ett något dyrare segment än tidigare eftersom bolaget tror att konkurrensen där inte är lika hård.
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A plant-based patty that might convincingly pass as meat?As recently as a year ago, when most of us still thought of “veggie burgers” as flat discs made from mushrooms or black beans, such a creation still felt like near-future science fiction.But this has been a sizzling summer in the plant-based protein world, with leading faux-meat brands securing big deals almost weekly, sparking media coverage and international discussion of the trend along the way.And the stakes are beefy: Billions of dollars of brand value are being built behind the scenes by the key architects of this movement, fueled by product innovation, strategic brand partnerships and growing consumer demand.Most recently, Impossible Foods and Burger King announced the national rollout of the Impossible Whopper, adding 7,000-plus outlets to the roughly 10,000 restaurants already serving the brand’s meat substitute (White Castle, Red Robin and Cheesecake Factory among them).The nationwide expansion, following a successful test and a manufacturing deal to reverse shortages and scale production, gives Impossible some valuable, high-profile exposure as it readies its first foray into supermarkets this fall.
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