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As coronavirus cases rise, many school districts will begin the year with at least some online learning. Students without tech access could fall further behind.
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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images President Trump has signed a new executive order which will block all transactions with Bytedance, TikTok’s parent corporation, in an effort to “address the national emergency with respect to the information and communication technology supply chain.” It isn’t effectively immediately, but has a 45 day deadline. “The spread [of apps controlled by the Chinese government] continues to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States,” the order reads. “The United States must take aggressive action against the owners of TikTok to protect our national security.” A parallel order banned transactions with WeChat, a popular texting app in China that maintains a small user base in the US. The move comes after... Continue reading…
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However, these newly discovered penguins are just as threatened as the rest.
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With an improved S Pen and camera, is the Note 20 worth the upgrade over the Note 10? We compare the two.
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With each passing year Samsung’s flagship smartphones converge, and you’d be forgiven for asking what in 2020 truly differentiates the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra from the Galaxy S20 Series. Newest iteration of the company’s best-selling stylus toting smartphones, the two new Note models promise to be the most powerful, most flexible, and most productive yet, with … Continue reading
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The Raycon E55 The Performer earbuds are mediocre, overhyped by the company's marketing-heavy strategy.
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"Institutions globally are not going to move backwards to legacy mainframe based systems" The post Global Payments Gets SaaSy: Will Run Issuer Processing from AWS appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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Statues of ancient Egyptian goddesses and Pharaoh Ramses II have been uncovered in Egypt.
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Amazon is ready to funnel more than $10 billion into Project Kuiper, after it secured government approval to launch more than 3,000 broadband-beaming satellites into low orbit. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously (5-0) in favor of Amazon‘s bid, pitting the ecommerce giant squarely against Elon Musk’s SpaceX in the internet-from-space race. “In addition to providing ground station service directly to customers, Project Kuiper will also provide backhaul solutions for wireless carriers extending LTE and 5G service to new regions,” said Amazon in a press release. Amazon is yet to launch one of its own satellites First announced in April 2019, Project… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Amazon
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It appears to do the job, but there are much easier ways to stop Echo devices from listening.
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It will be an 'all-digital experience' ... but what does that mean?
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Somebody light that pilot light Updated  Garmin services appear to be in the process of being restored after the company was reportedly hit with ransomware, though its aviation services remain offline at the time of writing.…
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (pictured) will reportedly come with an 11-inch LCD display. | Image: WinFuture Specs for Samsung’s unannounced Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus have leaked online, giving us an almost complete impression of what to expect from the company’s upcoming tablets. WinFuture reports that the big difference between the Tab S7 and the Tab S7 Plus are the screens. The S7 Plus will reportedly have a 12.4-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2800 x 1752 and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The S7, meanwhile, is said to have a smaller 11-inch 2560 x 1600 LCD display and will have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Both screens will reportedly have a high refresh rate of 120Hz. Elsewhere, the specs of the two tablets are very similar. WinFuture says they’ll both be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, and will... Continue reading…
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Quibi, the short-form video streaming service, has added a new screenshot tool to its app that addresses one big criticism of the new platform. The service launched back in early April with apps for Android and iOS, but soon found itself scrambling to releasing a way to watch the service on TVs, too. Users had pointed out that it was … Continue reading
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GM said that it would produce an all-electric Chevy pickup truck, with 400-plus miles of range. A Chevy EV pickup would join a GMC Hummer pickup, as well as a lineup of new EVs from Cadillac and Buick. Earlier this year, GM showcased its product plans, its electric future, and its Ultium battery technology.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Who killed the electric car? Infamously, General Motors — the automaker's discontinued EV1, a pioneering vehicle from the 1990s, was the fallen hero of a 2006 documentary. But GM has more than made up for the presumed offense; in addition the Chevy Bolt EV, in market since late 2016, the company has declared that its future is electric and that 22 new electrified vehicles should be rolling out by 2023. We already knew about a larger Bolt SUV, a GMC Hummer electric pickup, and the forthcoming Cadillac Lyriq EV. Now with the release of GM's 2019 Sustainability Report, we learn that a full-size, electric Chevy pickup is on the way, offering "offering 400+ miles of range on a single charge," GM indicated. The electric pickup now looks to be the marquée products hitting roads and trails in the coming months. Tesla revealed its Cybertruck at the end of last year, startup Rivian has a pickup headed for manufacturing, and Ford is in the process of developing a hybrid F-150 as a precursor to an all-electric F-Series (we've already seen a prototype tow a million-pound load of freight train cars). A full-size Chevy EV pickup should logically be badged as a Silverado, as Autoweek suggests, but who knows? Hummer came back as a GMC. So Chevy could play around with the nameplate. Earlier this year, GM provided substantial insight into its Ultium battery technology and its overall electrification strategy going forward. That means a fleet of EV Caddys, Buicks, a Hummer SUV, and now a Chevy pickup. In the grand scheme of things, its an ambitious lineup that would give GM one of the largest EV portfolios in the industry.FOLLOW US: On Facebook for more car and transportation content! Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: This two-faced truck is made from two Chevy Silverados — here's what it looks like on the road
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Wisconsin subsidiary of shipbuilder Fincantieri to build FREMM-based FFG(X).
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South Africa still relies heavily on USSD rather than strictly internet-based applications
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Goldenfir is a newcomer to the SSD market and displaces TeamGroup as the entry level champion.
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We took Amazon and Google out of the running (just this once) to see what other great smart home products are out there.
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In just two years, budget phone Realme has become so popular outside its home market of China. How did this former Oppo sub-brand do that?
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With air travel in a horrible hole it’s ahead of its time in a weirdly viral way The beardy-Branson backed company attempting to build a new supersonic airliner will reveal its tech to the world in October.…
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Compared with other cellphones of its day, the first famous flip phone was an amazingly sleek, cutting-edge device.
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In evidence presented to the UK Science and Technology Committee, BT and Vodafone execs said completely removing Huawei by 2023 would cause major disruptions, even digital blackouts.
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Warning: This article includes descriptions of sexual and physical abuse of children.When Machelle Hackney and her two biological adult sons were arrested in the US city of Maricopa, Arizona, in March, Hackney’s YouTube channel “Fantastic Adventures” had about 800,000 subscribers.The videos, which depicted Hackney’s younger children outfoxing wicked babysitters and supervillains, racked up millions of views.Police performed a welfare check at Hackney house and found a child in a closet.When an officer offered one child crisps, she was allegedly afraid that her mother would smell her breath and find out she’d eaten something.Police then obtained a warrant and found pepper spray in Hackney’s room.
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Chipzilla, Mozilla, Fastly, and IBM's red-hatted stepchild plot browser-breakoutOn Tuesday Fastly, Intel, Mozilla, and Red Hat teamed up to form the Bytecode Alliance, an industry group intent on making WebAssembly work more consistently and securely outside of web browsers.WebAssembly is a form of low-level bytecode that can be created by passing code in higher-level languages, like C/C++ and Rust, through a compiler.Wasm, as WebAssembly is known to its friends, is faster than JavaScript – about 20x by one measure – and has other advantages in terms of security, portability, size, and load-time efficiency.It's been implemented in at least four major browsers – Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari – and now Bytecode Alliance members aim to help it move beyond the browser.The Bytecode Alliance thus is backing open source projects like Wasmtime and WebAssembly Micro Runtime so that wasm code can be embedded in servers, IoT devices, and cloud applications.
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Netflix has announced that it will no longer support the older models of Samsung's smart tvs.in the Units as of the end's nine-year-old, and the reason is quite simple, the technical constraints.On December 2nd, Netflix will no longer be supported on a small number of older devices due to technical limitations. " We've notified all the impacted members with more information about the modern devices we support so they can keep enjoying the Netflix uninterrupted."Also, the tv's from Vizio, and the first generation of the Roku, have Netflix support, and after the 2nd day of december.the Not-so-surprising, perhaps, that support is lost, the old technology is old technology.
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Instagram's ongoing experiment to see whether hiding 'like' counts on posts will improve the user experience is now expanding to the US – a "small portion" of people should find these metrics hidden from view.As TechCrunch reports, the expansion was announced at the Wired25 conference.The tweak has already been tested in Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.While posts can still rack up 'likes' as normal, only the creator of the post is able to view them – no one else can see whether a particular post has received a lot of love or hardly any at all.The idea is to make the social network a less pressurized and competitive environment, Instagram says, although in regions where the experiment has already started, 'like' counts have dropped by several percentage points.To like or not to like
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The Bloodhound land speed team hit 500mph (804kmph) yesterday but had to call off today's target of 550mph (885kmph) after an engine temperature warning.The team said there was noticeable yaw caused by a light cross-wind but the car remained controllable.Watch as the team completes run profile 6 and goes 501mph with a double chute deployment 2019HST pic.twitter.com/gNUZSM5BMD— Bloodhound LSR (@Bloodhound_LSR) November 7, 2019The BBC's man on the ground said watching the car today was like a rocket launch – as much about the sensations you feel as what you can see.Bloodhound hit 481mph today before driver Andy Green lifted off the accelerator in response to an engine warning.
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PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke’s kids love Grown-ish, the spinoff series of her network’s critically acclaimed sitcom Black-ish.But they don’t watch the show on ABC’s sister network, Freeform.“I don’t care where you watch it—we’re still capturing you as a viewer—but it was really instructive to me how they were watching the shows,” Burke said onstage at Adweek’s annual Brandweek summit in Palm Springs, Calif.Grown-ish’s popularity, especially in delayed viewing, illustrates how Freeform, where Burke used to work, changed its approach to measuring a show’s popularity.“It launched big on traditional ratings on Freeform at the time, but we saw it popping hugely, particularly on Hulu.”Burke, who oversaw original programming on Freeform before she took over ABC Entertainment a year ago, is ready to employ that same strategy when it comes to ABC’s ratings as well.
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Whenever you visit a webpage, your web browser first needs to discover the specific location (or IP address) of the computer server hosting it.Your web browser does this by sending a DNS query for the website you want to visit to a huge global database, and then waits for the IP address to come back as the answer.They would be able to identify the websites you have visited.This can be particularly helpful when connecting to an unfamiliar or public wifi network that others may be able to monitor.Yet people have raised concerns, particularly after Firefox announced that they would turn it on by default in the US.This is because web browsers still need to send their encrypted queries to somebody to decrypt and then answer.
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