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Apple might've put a price tag on its new game service.Users will get a one-month free trial of Apple Arcade and then will likely have to pay $4.99 per month, according to a report Monday from 9to5 Mac.The gaming service will give iOS, Mac and Apple TV users access to multiple paid apps through the App Store.Arcade will also be available to everyone on a Family Sharing account.The price isn't confirmed -- 9to5Mac cited a promotional message found in one of the APIs used by the App Store app.But it's likely we'll learn more at an Apple event scheduled for Sept. 10.
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Microsoft said on Monday it is planning to acquire London-based jClarity, the leading contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project, as it looks to boost the performance of Java workloads on Azure, the No.2 cloud platform worldwide after Amazon Web Services.The company did not disclose terms of the deal, but noted that its use of Java has grown in recent years to include a number of large-scale deployments, including Azure HDInsight and Minecraft.Customers such as Adobe, Daimler and Société Générale are now running Java workloads on Azure, Microsoft said.jClarity was founded in 2012 by Java developers and data scientists with the aim of optimising data-driven Java virtual machine deployments, according to the company.“With more than half of compute workloads running on Linux, Azure has become a great platform for open source, and that certainly includes Java,” said John Montgomery, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of program management for developer tools and services, in a blog post.
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Who is going to actually be allowed to stream in hd at night?With the MIT researchers ' solution to this familjekonflikt to be buried.you know You have about 1.5 minutes of entertainment in front of you.the start of the video, it will be up and running, but only for a few seconds, and then buffrandet.in the worse it will be when you're starting out, a movie, a tv series, or live sporting events.the Source of the wi-fi-drama, are often made to many of the front-thirsty devices are connected to the same network at the same time.
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When does it make sense to move applications and data to the public cloud?What are the potential and actual cost benefits?Business and technology leaders at many organizations are likely asking these questions on a regular basis as more and more cloud services emerge.The answers are not always clear, despite the ongoing hype about everything related to the cloud.[ Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure?See how they stack up on InfoWorld: 12 ways Azure beats AWS.
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An all-electric battery-powered plane has crashed into a lake in Norway, in what is a setback for the country’s attempt to move away from fossil fuel-powered flight.Reuters reports that the Alpha Electro G2 plane is owned and operated by Avinor, Norway’s state-run airport operator, and was being flown by its chief executive, Dag Falk-Petersen, when it crashed.On the day of the incident, the CEO was in the process of giving flights to members of the Norwegian government, and junior government minister Aase Marthe Horrigmo was on board at the time.The incident is a blow to Norway’s flight electrification plans.In an interview last year, Falk-Petersen had said that he hoped to start passenger flights in electric planes by 2025, with all domestic flights electrified by 2040.However, it’s currently unclear exactly what caused the crash.
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If you're looking for a bargain on a large screen TV, then look no further than this fantastic deal from Dell.For a limited time, you can get Vizio 65-inch 4K Smart TV on sale for $549.99.That's a $200 discount and the best price we've found for the Ultra HD TV.Dell has also sweetened the Dell by including a free $150 Dell Promo eGift card with your purchase of the TV.The Vizio big screen TV is packed with premium features and allows you to watch movies and TV shows in brilliant 4K UHD resolution.You can launch your favorite apps directly from the home screen thanks to SmartCast OS, which also allows you to use the app to browse and control your favorite content from your phone.
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Advice on content marketing always talks about getting people to your blog.That’s the conversion half of content marketing, and that’s what I’ll cover: converting your readers into paying customers.Demand Curve’s data shows that when readers complete this full chain of events — as opposed to skipping step 2 — they’re more likely to ultimately buy from you.Each will hopefully help compel readers to stick around and buy.Sometimes, when I write a post on Julian.com, I find few people actually finish reading it.I discover this by looking at my scroll-depth maps using Hotjar.com.
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Till många muskelbilfantasters stora förtret har Tesla har med all önskad tydlighet demonstrerat hur överlägsna elmotorer är när det kommer till acceleration.Detta för att låta elmotorn snurra på ett högt och effektivt varvtal – medan hjulen snurrar långsammare.En baksida är att de här växellådorna är tunga, dyra och komplexa.Men snart kan de vara överspelade.I Texas har ett startupföretaget kallat Linear Labs utvecklat en ny typ av elmotor som de påstår klarar sig helt utan reduktionsväxellåda.Därtill ska deras teknik, kallad Hunstable Electric Turbine (HET), ge enklare drivlinor som kan leverera högre effektivitet.
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Professional gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, famous for streaming his "Fortnite" gameplay, posted a video slamming Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch.Ninja left Twitch earlier this month to sign an exclusive deal with Microsoft's new streaming platform Mixer.Ninja published the video after discovering that Twitch was promoting other streamers on his now-dead channel, including a porn account.Twitch's CEO apologized to Ninja on Twitter, and said the porn account had been permanently suspended.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Pro-gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins posted a video on Sunday admonishing streaming platform Twitch for using his now inactive channel to promote other streamers, including a porn account.
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But has been set up in all job interviews that were booked in with the engineers this week.The researchers have been told that the positions will be filled at the present time, as the company has frozen all of its employment practices, policies ... of engineers in the united states and Canada.according to sources familiar with the transparency of the Finance.the News comes after 400 people in the Ubers the marketing team left the company last week.Uber, which has 100 million active users reported in rekordförluster of usd 5.2 billion for the second quarter of the year.At the time of closing on Friday, the share price had fallen by close to 7 per cent 40,05 dollars.
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This mind-bending sci-fi horror takes biology professor Lena, played by Natalie Portman, on a surreal expedition.Entering an anomalous zone called “the shimmer”, she and her companions discover an other-worldly jungle that is mutated and overgrown out of control.Their goal is to find the source of the anomaly and stop the shimmer from expanding.The Act of Killing (2012)Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, this award-winning documentary is blood-chilling, but a compulsory watch for those who want an insight into the psyche of genocidal murderers.Oppenheimer focuses on Anwar Congo — an ex-member of the death squads, responsible for the Indonesian killings of 1965-66.
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Given that they’re competing in the same segment, it’s no surprise that both these phones share quite a few specs and features.The differences continue on the rear as well.The Redmi K20 Pro features an aggressive rear-panel design with its gradient finish and swirling colors.Both devices offer a similar Full HD+ resolution and the only real differentiator here is your choice of design.This really brings to the fore how companies like Xiaomi and OnePlus continue to push the limits of features vs price.While the OnePlus 7 has two variants, the Xiaomi device has four different combinations of RAM and storage.
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Voice assistants like Alexa are a quick and easy way to get the skinny on the weather, breaking news, sports scores, calendar appointments, and more.But for folks who are hard of hearing or longtime audio content consumers, assistants’ rigid speech rates can make some replies difficult to parse.That’s why Amazon is introducing a new Alexa feature that lets users choose from several speaking rate speeds with voice commands.“We heard from customers that they would like the ability to change Alexa’s speaking rate for a variety of reasons,” said Amazon’s head of Alexa for Everyone Sarah Caplener.“We’re thrilled to introduce this feature to help customers further personalize their interactions with Alexa, and adapt the experience to best fit their individual needs.”There are seven speeds from which to choose in addition to Alexa’s standard speaking rate: four speedier rates and two slower speech rates.
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SAN MATEO, Calif. & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 7, 2019–Kronos Bio, Inc., a Two River portfolio company, today announced the appointment of Roger D. Kornberg, Ph.D., to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).Dr. Kornberg, a renowned biochemist, is Winzer Professor in Medicine in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford University School of Medicine.He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2006 for his studies of the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription, the process by which DNA is copied to RNA.Kornberg’s scientific expertise will be invaluable as Kronos Bio advances its cutting-edge Small Molecule Microarray platform with the goal of discovering bioactive molecules against targets in oncology that historically have been considered ‘undruggable,'” said Owen Witte, M.D., chairman of the Kronos Bio SAB.“The addition of Dr. Kornberg to the Kronos Scientific Advisory Board strengthens an already accomplished group of scientific leaders who are experts in fields ranging from cancer biology and epigenetics to immunotherapy and personalized cancer therapies.”
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DeepCode, a Swiss startup that’s using machine learning to automate code reviews, has closed a $4M seed round, led by European VC firm Earlybird, with participation from 3VC and existing investor btov Partners.The founders described the platform as a sort of ‘Grammarly for coders’ when we chatted to them early last year.At the they were bootstapping.DeepCode, which is spun-out of Swiss technical university ETH Zurich, says its code review AI is different because it doesn’t just pick up syntax mistakes but is able to determine the intent of the code because it processes millions of commits — giving it an overview that allows it to identify many more critical bugs and vulnerabilities than other tools.“All of the static analysis and lint tools out there (there are hundreds of those) are providing similar code analysis services but without the deeper understanding of code, and mostly focusing on one language or specific languages,” says CEO and co-founder, Boris Paskalev, going on to name-check the likes of CA Technologies, Micro Focus (Fortify), Cast Software, and SonarSource as the main competitors DeepCode is targeting.Its bot is free for enterprise teams of up to 30 developers, for open source software, and for educational use.
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Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix will go down in history as one of the most perplexing of Fox’s X-Men films.One minute, the X-Men are jetting off into space to have a literally out-of-this-world adventure that brings them face to face with aliens, and the next, you’ve got Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey crying in a rainy alleyway.A large part of Dark Phoenix’s overall unevenness can be attributed to the way the film evolved over the course of its production as Kinberg went back and forth deciding on a general tone and level of fantastical energy.There are few people who understand that better than MPC VFX Supervisor Greg Butler, who led point on the team behind Dark Phoenix’s digital movie magic.You’d think that larger-than-life, godlike energy is precisely what you’d want to spotlight in a story about Jean becoming the Phoenix, but Butler explained that as Dark Phoenix’s story came into sharper focus, it became clear that the “classic” Phoenix just wasn’t the right choice to go with.Gizmodo: There’s been a lot of discussion about the Dark Phoenix that ended up making it into theaters being drastically different than the film it originally began as.
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UK broadband chiefs have warned that PM Johnson's full-fibre plan is unachievable without major legislative changes.Full-fibre broadband by 2025 is one of the new prime minister's key pledges, made on the steps of Downing Street in his maiden speech.The new target is eight years earlier than the previous target of 2033 which Johnson called "laughably unambitious".Johnson's pledge was quickly welcomed by broadband provider Virgin Media which said it was ready to get working with the government on achieving the target.In an open letter, the heads of rival broadband providers have also welcomed the pledge but warned that major changes would be needed to achieve it.“As you said on the steps of Number 10 as you began your Premiership: ‘let’s start now.’
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Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff.In this day and age, we’ve been blessed with several tools that allow us to create simple to-do lists to help us keep our lives on track.I appreciate that keeping track of tasks and duties is an intensely personal thing, and most people (myself included) will immediately reject any app or service that doesn’t quite feel right – basically, finding a good to-do app is as difficult as finding a good hairdresser, but fear not!What makes a good ‘to do’ app good?But, before I blow you away with all my wisdom, I thought it’d be useful for me to explain my criteria.For a to-do app to be good it must meet the following:
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Fitbit, the company best known for its fitness trackers, offers its own version of a smartwatch called the Versa.Unlike pure activity trackers, the Fitbit Versa comes with a few extra features, including (depending on model) support for making contactless payments and streaming music.According to a new leak, the company may be planning to update this watch with a new model that includes a personal assistant and improved display.The Fitbit Versa was first released in May 2018, bringing with it the same fitness and sleep tracking abilities of past models alongside a heart rate sensor, Bluetooth headphones support, smartphone notifications, streaming through Pandora and Deezer, and access to select apps, among other things.The model is notable for its long battery life — users can go four or more days before needing to recharge — as well as its built-in NFC and support for different accessory bands.The current version features a 1,000 nits brightness LCD touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
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Amazon said Thursday it will turn off the capabilities of all its Dash buttons worldwide on Aug. 31.This decision follows Amazon's move in February to stop selling new buttons.At the time, the company let folks with existing Dash buttons continue to order stuff with them, but an Amazon spokeswoman said usage "has significantly slowed" since then, resulting in the company pulling the plug completely on the program.Dozens were created, as brands quickly saw the buttons' value as a way of building customer loyalty and creating tiny ads in people's homes.Way back in 2015, the buttons were Amazon's way of adding a little bit of smart-home magic into people's appliances, bathrooms and closets.The smart home market has exploded since then -- helped along in part by the creation of Dash buttons -- with internet-connected devices and appliances now being far more common.
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PROVIDENCE, RI [Brown University] -- Researchers from Tsinghua University and Brown University have discovered a simple way to give a major boost to turbulent heat exchange, a method of heat transport widely used in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.In a paper published in Nature Communications, the researchers show that adding a readily available organic solvent to common water-based turbulent heat exchange systems can boost their capacity to move heat by 500%."Other methods for increasing heat flux -- nanoparticle additives or other techniques -- have achieved at best about 50% improvement," said Varghese Mathai, a postdoctoral researcher at Brown and co-first author of the study, who worked with Chao Sun, a professor at Tsinghua who conceived of the idea.Turbulent heat exchangers are fairly simple devices that use the natural movements of liquid to move heat.They consist of a hot surface, a cold surface and tank of liquid in between.Near the hot surface, the liquid heats up, becomes less dense and forms warm plumes that rise toward the cold side.
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Trees unfortunate enough to have been planted in urban areas could do with our help, with tree enthusiasts saying we should assist our councils by watering young saplings ourselves with bathwater or grey washing up waste.It won't kill them, they say, as long as there's not too much bleach diluted in with the fluids.And it really helps too, because the key part of growing plants is not the exciting digging-out process that gets on the news when a local business leader puts in a young oak to symbolise ties with a notionally similarly depressed region of France; it's the boring, endless, thankless watering job that follows over their first months of living that determines whether a tree thrives and survives or not, and this is where municipal wells of enthusiasm often run dry.But We Can Do It if we get out there in numbers with flasks of bathwater and surreptitiously sprinkle water about new plantings to lessen the stress of dry periods that limit initial growth and stunt trees for life.The councils don't care either way, as planting new trees a few years later when this batch has died is cheaper than paying fluoro lackeys to go out with watering cans until the trees are established enough to cope with our increasingly barren summers themselves.Tony Kirkham from Royal Botanic Gardens Kew said: "Councils are hoping for rain, and hoping they'll survive, but there are heavy losses when it comes to urban tree planting.
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The Santa Clara chipmaker today launched 11 new 10-nanometer 10th Gen Intel Core processors (code-named Ice Lake) designed for slim laptops, 2-in-1s, and other high-end mobile form factors.In addition to capable new integrated graphics and enhanced connectivity courtesy Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 3, the chips feature tweaks intended to accelerate task-specific workloads like AI inference and photo editing, as well as gaming.Several that passed the chipmaker’s Project Athena certification were previewed at Computex in Taiwan, including the Acer Swift 5, Dell XPS 13-inch 2-in 1, HP Envy 13, and Lenovo S940.No matter which processor in the 10th Gen portfolio your future PC sports, its four cores (eight logical cores) paired with a 6MB or 8MB cache will support up to 32 GB of LP4/x-3733 (or up to 64GB of DDR4-3200), and they’ll sip 9W, 15W, or 28W of power while clocking up to 4.1GHz at maximum Turbo Boost frequency.Each chip has 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes for external use, and their memory controllers allow for idle power states for less intensive tasks.With respect to AI and machine learning, every laptop-bound 10th Gen processor — whether Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 — boasts Sunny Cove cores with Intel AVX-512-Deep Learning Boost, a new instruction set that speeds up automatic image enhancements, photo indexing, media postprocessing, and other AI-driven tasks.
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The Federal Trade Commission said today there’s been “overwhelming” interest in a settlement agreement with Equifax, and that consumers looking for a previously announced payout of up to $125 may be disappointed.The agency said this month that it had reached a $700 million agreement with the credit reporting agency over a massive breach of private data in 2017.As part of the settlement, consumers whose data was compromised could request up to $125 or free credit monitoring services.The potential for a quick payout generated major interest, but only $31 million of the settlement was set aside for cash payouts, meaning each payout could be far smaller than $125, depending on how many people request one.In a blog post today, the FTC tempered expectations.“A large number of claims for cash instead of credit monitoring means only one thing: each person who takes the money option will wind up only getting a small amount of money,” the agency said.
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Here's your first proper look at The Irishman, Martin Scorsese's epic gangster thriller heading for Netflix.But if you want a look at the much-discussed digital de-aging affects set to make Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel and Joe Pesci look much younger, then you can fuhgeddaboutit.The star-spangled mob movie will span decades of American history when it appears on Netflix, with the release date yet to be confirmed.The film has largely been shrouded in secrecy, fuelling speculation around the use of computer-generated effects to make the cast appear younger.But there's not much of that to be seen in the trailer, in which Pacino's Jimmy Hoffa and De Niro's hitman are mixed with brief flashes of gangster action and hints about the Kennedy assassination.What we don't see is anything that appears to have been significantly digitally altered.
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After it bucked the rumor mill and "leaked" an official image of the Pixel 4 in June, Google continued its unorthodox strategy by dropping a 22-second video about the Pixel 4 before its anticipated October launch.The video and accompanying blog shows off two new features of the phone: face unlock (similar to Apple's Face ID) and motion sense -- the latter of which lets you "skip songs, snooze alarms, and silence phone calls" by waving a hand in front of the phone's embedded radar chip.It's a feature we don't need but deeply want, judging by the number of gestural interface referenced in sci-fi movies such as Minority Report.Sometimes it wouldn't register my motions at all, but it would maddeningly pause my music any time I reached for a drink in my cup holder.Still, I told just about everybody who stepped into my car what I used it for, and continued to use the stupid thing for a solid month before I became too frustrated and packed it away in my center console to collect dust.But touchless controls are compelling and the idea of using them with our computers, TVs, home appliances and phones still endures.
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A few weeks ago, we reported Chrome 76 would make it harder to run Flash – because Flash just won’t die – as well as potentially making it much easier to bypass article paywalls.That update is now available.Basically, if you come across a paywall, you can visit the page in incognito mode.I can’t imagine affected publishers will be too happy about the change.Truth be told, that’s kind of how incognito mode was always supposed to work – and how it used to.It blocks a site’s ability to read or write cookies on your devices, in theory preventing publishers from knowing how many articles you’ve read.
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Chinese tech firm Huawei reported a massive sales increase in the first half of 2019, despite pressure from the US trade ban.The company sold 118 million phones in the first six months of the year, up 24% year on year.Overall revenue was up 23% to 401.3 billion Chinese yuan ($58.3 billion).Revenue growth is actually accelerating, given it reported a 15% sales increase last year.Chairman Liang Hua said the US trade ban had impacted Huawei, but its effects were "controllable."Huawei said its sales accelerated in the first half of 2019, despite President Trump's trade restrictions on the firm over the last few months.
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A new microscope breaks a long-standing speed limit, recording footage of brain activity 15 times faster than scientists once believed possible.It gathers data quickly enough to record neurons' voltage spikes and release of chemical messengers over large areas, monitoring hundreds of synapses simultaneously - a giant leap for the powerful imaging technique called two-photon microscopy.The trick lies not in bending the laws of physics, but in using knowledge about a sample to compress the same information into fewer measurements.Until now, it's been impossible to capture these millisecond-timescale patterns in the brains of living animals.In classic two-photon microscopy, each measurement takes a few nanoseconds; making a video requires taking measurements for every pixel in the image in every frame.Previously, that kind of speed could only be achieved over tiny areas.
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NASA's Aqua satellite took the temperature of Tropical Storm Flossie as it continued to strengthen and organize in the Eastern Pacific.Tropical Depression 7E formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Sunday, July 28 about 580 miles (930 km) south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico.On July 29 at 5 a.m. EDT (0900 UTC), the depression strengthened into a tropical storm and was renamed Flossie.Infrared light enables NASA to take the temperatures of clouds and thunderstorms that make up tropical cyclones.The stronger the storms are indicate that they extend high into the troposphere and have cold cloud top temperatures.An infrared look at Flossie by NASA's Aqua satellite on June 29, at 0459 UTC (0859 UTC) revealed where the strongest storms were located within the system.
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