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The authors of a high-profile study published earlier this year have retracted the paper in response to new fossil evidence.
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Disney announced this week it’d be releasing at least one of its pandemic-delayed films, not in theaters, but on its Disney+ streaming service. The live-action Mulan won’t be free, either — instead it’ll be the platform’s first-ever Video On Demand release. Depending on how long this pandemic lasts, it might not be the only one. The Mulan live-action remake was originally intended to come out in March, but was delayed indefinitely after the COVID-19 pandemic forced theaters to close alongside everything else. It wasn’t the only film to get its theatrical release disrupted, but it was definitely one of the most anticipated films… This story continues at The Next Web
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We are facing a global climate crisis. Our world is changing and so must we, whether we like it or not. We must transition to cleaner fuels and rethink how we move around our towns, cities, and countries to have less of an impact on the environment, whilst still providing accessibility for all. New mobility tech could help us reduce our environmental impact, improve road and city safety, and make how we get around in our daily lives more sustainable.  We can fire up an app and hail a ride to take us into town, where we can use another… This story continues at The Next Web
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It’s a bit strange to hear that Arm, whose chip designs and computer instruction set architecture or ISA has been quickly overtaking the computing world, might soon be sold off despite its growing popularity and ubiquity. That is exactly the case, however, for the England-based company who just four years ago was acquired by Japanese conglomerate Softbank. The latter has … Continue reading
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The search giant will keep many employees at home until next summer.
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The Nord has a lot but the compromises are big talking points in the tech world today, plus more news and views!
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Is it a chicken in the bush? No, it’s a kangaroo in the sky! With a drop in passenger numbers because of coronavirus travel restrictions, the Boeing 747 jumbo jet is meeting its end earlier than we expected. Many airline operators are deciding to permanently ground their 747 fleets sooner rather than later in a bid to reduce operating costs. But they’re not retiring without sending us a little goodbye. Australian operator, Qantas‘ last ever 747 flight took to the skies yesterday afternoon bound for Los Angeles. As it left Australian shores the plane “drew” a kangaroo, Qantas’ logo, in… This story continues at The Next Web
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No evidence of data being used unlawfully, says health department The UK government has admitted it deployed the COVID-19 Test and Trace programme without a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) required by law, according to privacy campaigners the Open Rights Group (ORG).…
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The infectious-diseases expert stressed the importance of taking personal and social responsibility to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Illustration by Alex Castro The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened an investigation into Wednesday’s unprecedented Twitter attack that resulted in numerous takeovers of high-profile accounts belonging to politicians, business leaders, and corporations, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The FBI is concerned that the coordinated attack and the vulnerabilities it exposed in Twitter’s systems may pose serious security risks, due to the widespread compromising of sensitive accounts, including those of President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. President Donald Trump’s account was not affected, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tells the WSJ, but it’s unclear if Trump’s account has special protections.... Continue reading…
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The 2020 Maserati Ghibli Hybrid is debuting this July 16. Now, the Ghibli Hybrid is a special car for Maserati. It’s the carmaker’s first-ever electrified vehicle, and it won’t be the last. We heard through the grapevine that Maserati is poising to unveil hybrid versions of the next-gen GranTurismo and GranCabriolet, but the arrival of Maserati’s Ghibli Hybrid signifies a … Continue reading
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'Project Ubin' might be faster and cheaper than current tools, even for central banks Singapore’s experimental digital-ledger-powered payments service has proven itself ready to handle actual transactions in multiple currencies, according to the organisations involved in its final tests.…
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The launch of the iPhone 12 is approaching with big steps: At the beginning of September, Apple will present its new iPhone models to the ... The post iPhone 12 will come with batteries with less capacity than its predecessors appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Auction house estimates a "single digit" number of this sealed variant still exist.
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Indonesia’s GudangAda says it has hit US$1 billion in GMV in just 12 months. We couldn’t help but probe deeper.
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Online travel giant Traveloka has launched a movie booking service in Thailand through a partnership with Major Cineplex, a leading movie theater operator in the country.The new Movies product, accessible via the Traveloka Xperience platform, will allow users to book and purchase seated tickets for pre-sold and premiered movies.“Apart from a seamless movie booking experience, users will also be able to pay using multiple channels available on Traveloka today,” said Henry Hendrawan, president of Traveloka group operations.The company also plans to develop more products and services for its users in Thailand.The Indonesian unicorn launched Traveloka Xperience earlier this year, allowing users to discover and book travel-related activities and attractions through its website or app.According to the statement, Traveloka Xperience currently offers more than 20,000 travel and lifestyle products in more than 300 destinations.
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the combination of a semi-conductive polymer, a resilient plastic, the researchers have developed a skin-like material.the Material might help the future of the machines to ”feel” their surrounding environment.The use of artificial skin, as a research fellow at Stanford University and Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology Suwon has been developed to mimic the natural skin's sensitivity, resilience and self-healing properties.”Skin,” is actually a thin semiconductor films. " It's made out of a combination of a semiconducting polymer and an insulating elastomer, an elastic polymer.What makes the end result, flexible, durable and water-resistant.
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The big tech companies are already the subject of extensive regulatory scrutiny in the European Union.Now, they’re set to some more heat over political ads.In a bid to push more transparency in political campaigning, the EU is said to be considering new regulations so that “people know who is behind the campaigning, who pays [for] it, what are the interests.”“For us the task of the day is to come up with the rules which will protect the autonomous decision-making of the voters,” Vera Jourova, EU Commissioner for Justice, told CNBC.“We don’t want the elections to be the competition of dirty methods like Cambridge Analytica, dirty money and unclear intentions.”With companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google being scrutinized for a variety of issues ranging from disinformation and hate speech to competition and data privacy, the upcoming legislations could force them to clean up their act or risk face monetary penalty.
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Huawei is all set to write a new kind of a 5g agreement with Sweden..the Agreement will ensure that company equipment, does not have any security vulnerabilities. " There will be an extra insurance for the customers and the state governments that there is an agreement in writing of the consequences of that kind of behavior is ever going to happen.It adds an extra level of trust, " says Andy Purdy, the head of security for Huawei and so on in the united states; to Echo.the Move comes after the government presented a proposal for a new radiolag, which will strengthen the government's ability to refuse to allow a mobile service provider licence to operate mobile networks.The proposal, which is expected to become law from 1 december, and may, for example, the security service more powers to have a say on which players should be involved in the construction of Sweden's 5g network.
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We should expect to see a steady increase in RPA investment in from big enterprise vendors, with a mix of internally developed and acquired technologies.The fundamental challenge driving these investments is that RPA is the first step in a journey to reinvent how companies build the software they use to run their businesses (see my recent article on how UIPath is reinventing the RPA category).We’ve seen multiple waves of platform change over the past 25 years — web browsers, cloud computing, mobile.But this RPA wave may be even bigger than prior ones in that it changes the way we organize and manage work itself — introducing a hybrid workforce of people, rules-based automations, and increasingly smart algorithms (AI/machine learning).And when the first real challenge to Windows appeared in the form of web browsers as a new model for application development, it again took Microsoft three tries to get Internet Explorer to a place where it really added value to the still emerging “dot com” market.The company’s announcement this week of Power Automation seems to come out of the same playbook — an early partial attempt to address a new market that will take time and investment to mature into a useful technology that really contributes something to the RPA category.
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The HoloLens 2 headset, which costs $3,500, will be delivered to preorder customers in around a half-dozen countries.It’s an upgraded version of the device first released in 2016, featuring a wider field of view and more complex gesture controls.The HoloLens 2 is shipping in the US, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom.As my colleague Dieter Bohn detailed earlier, the HoloLens has gotten a redesign for better ergonomics, so its weight sits more comfortably and it’s less difficult to find a good viewing angle.Its field of view has substantially increased, from 34 degrees to 52 degrees diagonally — Microsoft has described the overall area as “more than doubled,” and while you can debate the specifics, it’s a dramatic improvement.Microsoft has also added full-fledged gesture tracking, not just the “air tap” option from the original HoloLens.
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You may think printers are secure due to the use of a PIN code on the keypad or because you added network security features a few years ago.The truth is that printer security - like all security in a company - is something to analyze routinely, to adjust for new threats and vulnerabilities, and to tweak on a consistent basis.Hackers have now turned to some alternative methods of breaking into a company and stealing documentation, passwords, files, and images that compromise intellectual property.Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to deal with printer security in a way that leads to peace of mind.Read our review on the Xerox VersaLink C500DN hereTrace a document from how it is accessed, edited, stored, and then printed.
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Utredningen kopplas till förvärvet av amerikanska sociala mediaappen Musically för två år sedan och uppgifter om att Tiktok censurerar innehåll för att tilltala regeringen i Peking.Tiktok har i USA snabbt seglat upp som en favorit bland unga amerikaner.Appen, som erbjuder möjlighet att dela korta egengjorda musikvideos, har 26,5 miljoner månatligen aktiva användare i USA varav 60 procent är i åldrarna 16 till 24 år.Det råder frågetecken kring hur och var Tiktok lagrar sin användardata.Bolaget har tidigare sagt att det sker på plats i USA.Läs mer: Vinden har vänt – efter Tiktoks succé kopierar väst Kina
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Brains are cleaning and planes are intervening, but first: a deadly Halloween cartoon.Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday?Scientists now know how sleep cleans toxins from the brainYou probably know that your brain is most likely to dream during REM sleep.But a new study shows that during non-REM sleep it actually cleans itself.
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In mid-October, analysts at UBS said they polled 1,000 consumers and 86% said they had heard of Disney+.In addition, 44% said they were “likely” to subscribe — a figure that put Disney+ ahead of Disney’s internal forecasts from April of 20 million to 30 million U.S. subscribers by 2024.(Disney also expects 60 to 90 million worldwide subscribers by that time.)The firm claims to be able to view data about consumer searches, clicks and transactions, including those behind walled gardens, like Amazon, Netflix, Google and others.It uses a statistical calibration from the panel to represent the U.S. internet population at large.Its data for Disney+ is limited to the U.S. and only includes mobile web and desktop purchases during the pre-sale time frame of August 25 through October 14.
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the Variety reviewer says that the show is a disappointment and is trying to take on too many provocative subjects, at the same time.the Rolling of the Stone, however, was not entirely pessimistic, but gave it a mixed review.the Magazine believe to be the series ' highlights, but does not shine”, at the same time as it pays tribute to the acting of Billy Crudup, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.The Hollywood Reporter believes that there is potential for the series is struggling in the first two episodes of ”the focus, tone, and attitude toward the main character”.Section three-use of ”a more adequate and self-confident”, a series in the future, was added to the system.The Morning Show is full of well-known actors, and a costly bet for Apple, given that each episode will cost $ 15 million.
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While the likes of Telstra and Optus have long dominated the Australian telco scene, smaller companies that use their networks have seen increasing success Down Under, and they usually have something rather compelling to offer when they first arrive.This is certainly true for Cirlces.Life, one of the most popular telcos in its native Singapore market, which has launched locally on the Optus 4G Plus network and is offering two stellar SIM-only plans as an introductory deal for Aussies.For those with their own handsets, both the plans offered by Circles.Life are great value, offering unlimited local talk and text along with either 20GB or 40GB of data, and you can get a AU$10 discount on either plan by entering the code 10FOR12 at checkout.It's worth noting that the offer is only available if you sign up before November 30, and the AU$10 discount just applies to the first 12 months of your plan (AU$120 total value), although there's no lock-in contract so you can leave whenever you'd like.For just AU$18 a month, you can get a SIM-only plan on the Optus 4G Plus network with 20GB of data and unlimited local calls and texts.For those looking for a bit more data, you can add or remove another 20GB (totalling 40GB data) to your plan as a recurring AU$10 payment as you wish.
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Eating a diet that contains high amounts of fiber and yogurt may help prevent lung cancer, according to a new study out of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.The results build upon a growing body of research on the health benefits associated with eating both products, particularly the positive changes fiber and yogurt have on gut health.Yogurt is a fermented food product, meaning it contains a large number of beneficial bacteria.Dietary fiber, meanwhile, is essentially fuel for the bacteria found in one’s gut, helping support one’s gut microbiome and, as a consequence, overall health.Regularly eating fermented foods and high amounts of dietary fiber have been linked to many health benefits.In addition to supporting the gut microbiome and digestion, studies have found that yogurt and high fiber foods may help protect against gastrointestinal cancer and cardiovascular disease.
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Google designed an experimental processor that could process computations in 200 seconds that would take today's fastest supercomputers 10,000 years to achieve, the company says.Google researchers working on the company's quantum computing project have provided more insight about how such an achievement could be applied in real-world scenarios, saying to The Financial Times that it could help address issues on a global scale.Examples of issues that quantum computing could eventually help tackle include assisting in the development of new drugs and enabling more efficient distribution of limited resources.One such use case for quantum computing could entail using nitrogen from the atmosphere to create fertilizer, The Financial Times reports.The company eventually plans to build a large-scale quantum computing machine that could significantly push artificial intelligence forward, the report also said.Google on Wednesday revealed its leap forward in quantum computing in a paper published in the journal Nature.
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Web giant insists 'small number' of voice-controlled gizmos killed by firmware bugGoogle has somehow managed to brick some of its own smart Home and Home Mini devices, leaving an unknown number completely unresponsive after an automated update.Following days of reports that people’s voice-controlled devices had suddenly stopped working and nothing could restore them, the internet goliath has finally admitted there is a problem – and tried to downplay it.“We are aware that a small number of Google Home and Google Home Mini devices are affected by an issue that causes the device to stop working,” it said in a statement.“We have a fix that will prevent the issue from happening and will be rolling it out soon.We are replacing affected devices.”
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