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(University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering) A team of theoretical physicists at the Institute for Condensed Matter Theory (ICMT) in the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, led by Illinois Physics Professor Philip Phillips, has for the first time exactly solved a representative model of the cuprate problem, the 1992 Hatsugai-Kohmoto (HK) model of a doped Mott insulator. The team has published its findings online in the journal Nature Physics on July 27, 2020.
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Zack Snyder is the gift who keeps on giving, with more footage from his version of Justice League. Here's everything we know.
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A new book on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has described how relations between the Sussexes and the Cambridges grew so bitter that by March the couples were barely speaking.Finding Freedom, serialised by The Times and The Sunday Times, claims the couples hardly spoke at the Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey despite not having seen each other since January.The book’s authors, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, said: “Although Meghan tried to make eye contact with Kate, the duchess barely acknowledged her.”Mr Scobie told the Times: “To purposefully snub your sister-in-law… I don’t think it left a great taste in the couple’s mouths.”The authors describe a culture of increasing tension between the Sussexes and other members of the royal family.They say the Sussexes felt their complaints were not taken seriously and believed other royal households were leaking stories about them to the press.“There were just a handful of people working at the palace they could trust,” the authors write.“A friend of the couple’s referred to the old guard as ‘the vipers’.“Meanwhile, a frustrated palace staffer described the Sussexes’ team as ‘the squeaky third wheel’ of the palace.”Harry and Meghan “liked being in control of their narrative” in the early days of their marriage, the authors say.But being told to operate under Buckingham Palace’s umbrella after splitting their household from the Cambridges’ was “a big disappointment to them”.“As their popularity had grown, so did Harry and Meghan’s difficulty in understanding why so few inside the palace were looking out for their interests. They were a major draw for the royal family,” the authors write.The book says the Sussexes even considered breaking protocol by springing a surprise visit on the Queen when they believed they were being blocked from seeing the monarch.A spokesman for Harry and Meghan said the couple did not contribute to the book, but he did not deny the content of The Times’s extracts.The spokesman told the PA news agency: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom.“This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”The revelations come after the Sussexes launched legal action in Los Angeles after drones were allegedly used to take pictures of their 14-month-old son Archie.A complaint filed at the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday claims an unnamed individual photographed Archie at their home during lockdown.The lawsuit alleges the couple have been hounded across North America by paparazzi and targeted with incessant intrusions into their private life.Harry and Meghan – who departed the Royal Family in March, saying they wanted a more private life – “seek no special treatment whatsoever” and only want the right to privacy, the lawsuit says.The couple say they have “done everything in their power to stay out of the limelight” except in relation to their work, which they accept is newsworthy.The lawsuit is the latest example of the couple’s war against what they describe as an intrusive tabloid media.Meghan is suing Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline, over articles which featured parts of a “private and confidential” letter from the duchess to her estranged father, Thomas Markle. Related... Meghan Markle's First Public Speech Post-Exit Was About Calling Out Power Meghan Markle On George Floyd's Killing: People Have Said 'Enough' Pregnant Meghan Markle Was ‘Unprotected’ By Royal Family Against Tabloids: Lawsuit
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Halo: Infinite won't blow you away with its visuals, but you'll still want to play it on the Xbox Series X.
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Heavily leaked Nord is a smartphone, not an incontinent Scandinavian Apple's foray into the smartphone market middle ground presents a major threat to phone makers like OnePlus, which yesterday countered with its own sub-€400 effort: the OnePlus Nord.…
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I’ve always detested Microsoft’s “optional, non-security, C/D Week” patches because they’re confusing, easy to install accidentally, rarely solve any pressing problems, and potentially introduce yet more bugs. Guess what? They’re back. As promised last month, Microsoft has started pushing them out again.To read this article in full, please click here
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Project xCloud, Wireless Dex, and a reworked S-Pen could all feature, but expect some surprise omissions.
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The OnePlus Nord is a major rival to the affordable iPhone SE (2020), so how do they compare?
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When smartphone screens are too small and notebooks are too clunky, a tablet is often your best choice.
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Well, mostly it involved a lot of things getting thrown at her. Which I suppose makes sense, considering.
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Here's everything we know so far about Microsoft's game-streaming service: Project xCloud.
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With move theaters shuttered and folks still stuck at home due to the pandemic, remote viewing party services have shot up in popularity, letting friends and family members sync up movies and TV shows from their own homes. But nearly all of those services only work on computers — not exactly the most satisfying way to watch a movie. But a new app called Watch With Friends developed by Caavo (the company behind the high-end Caavo Control Center universal remote) promises to bring that same experience to Roku and Apple TV devices. The Watch With Friends app is available on iOS, Android, and as a Chrome extension and is what you’ll use to create the watch party group by pasting in a direct link to the Netflix show or movie you’d like to... Continue reading…
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With a COVID-19 vaccine still a distant reality, employees need some form of reassurance that their physical health is protected by their employers.
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The benchmark could be crossed a lot sooner than we thought.
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Gill Pratt and Wolfram Burgard discuss what deep learning can and cannot do
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Reading about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at this time seems really weird given that this device caused a lot of mayhem in 2016.Nevertheless, three years down the line, there are still court cases with regard to this phone.Recall that this smartphone was released in September 2016 and shortly after, its battery began to explode.To curtail the situation, Samsung had to recall the smartphone at a huge cost.However, there are still some court proceedings that are still pending.One of them is that of Mr. Hui who has just applied to the Guangdong Provincial High Court for retrial.
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There are five of these bug-eyed characters to choose from, all made from milk chocolate and filled with Smarties.If you were envisioning a Penguin bar stuffed with Smarties, you were waaaay off, to the disappointment of us all.The new additions to the Christmas chocolate selection also includes an Aero Bliss advent calendar that will be exclusive to Tesco, featuring three new varieties of the bubble-filled bar: salted caramel, milk chocolate and praline.Tesco also gets dibs on KitKat Chunky and Aero selection boxes, while only Asda will be selling the Smarties retro giant tube, and Smarties Santa Claus figures.Something else Nestle is rolling out for the first time this year is the giant Rowntree’s Randoms and Rowntree’s Randoms Squish’ems, and a sharing tub of Rowntree’s Randoms, which I would take as more of a light suggestion and share with myself."We’re particularly excited to introduce our Smarties penguins for Christmas 2019.
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Cutover, a U.K.-based company developing cloud-hosted workplace orchestration software, today announced that it has raised $17 million in a series A round led by Index Ventures, with participation from Sussex Place Ventures, Contour Ventures, Partnership Fund for New York, and Outrun Ventures.The influx of capital comes after a $2.5 million seed round in June 2016 and brings the four-year-old company’s total raised to around $20 million, which CEO Ky Nichol says will bolster client engagement and product development.“This new category of work orchestration and observability helps turn complex sets of human and machine activities into well-orchestrated, repeatable flows of activity, enabling teams to go faster while causing [fewer] customer-facing incidents,” said Nichol.“It’s hard to see what’s going on across these sets of work because they’re in the dark matter of the enterprise.Cutover fills the important gap of enabling organizations to manage these dynamic flows of work and to get structured, informative data to enable optimization.”Cutover’s Amazon Web Services-hosted suite, which Nichol claims is actively used by 14 global financial services companies — including Barclays, Barclaycard, Schroders, Cardano, Tesco Bank, and Nationwide — packs tools that enable teams to rehearse events and receive communications via text, email, Slack, and Skype when those events go live.
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Finding the best gifts for dad during the holidays can be a challenge.Even more so if you're in the position of needing a last-minute gift.Lucky for you, reader, I am a dad and therefore have the inside scoop.These are the gifts I want.(Please, someone tell my kids.)With these 11 selections, I've covered the gamut: There's an utterly practical mess-proof frying plan attachment and then there's the standard electronics every dad needs including headphones, a tablet, a sound bar and a TV.
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Indonesian mobile payment player LinkAja aims to complete its series A funding round by the end of this year, company CEO Danu Wicaksana said.While Wicaksana declined to mention the amount of funding that the company is looking to raise, he did say that around seven or eight new state-owned enterprises (SOEs) will participate in the series A round.“SOE transportation companies, from railways to flag carriers, will jointly invest in this funding round,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the Indonesia Banking Expo Summit 2019 on Thursday.LinkAja is an integrated e-wallet service created through a merger of the e-wallets of Indonesian telco Telkomsel and lenders Bank Mandiri, BRI, and BNI.Wicaksana said that its other backer, state-lender Bank BTN, will invest in the series B funding round.Most potential users are located outside greater Jakarta, the highest contributing internet economy region in Indonesia.
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Game streaming platforms such as Twitch are quite popular now.So, if gamers get to show off their skills live, why can’t artists stream what they are drawing.Adobe is now building a live-streaming feature in its Creative Cloud apps.The company made this announcement at its MAX event earlier this week.It has already shipped the feature as a beta version in Adobe Fresco, an iPad app for painting, to select users.The company’s Chief Product Officer, Scott Belsky, told The Verge while the feature is similar to live-streaming on Twitch, people who’ll be watching this live stream will be interested in tools being used by the artist:
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There are about a dozen supervolcanoes on Earth — each one at least seven times larger than Mount Tambora, which had the biggest eruption in recorded history.If all of these supervolcanoes erupted at once, they'd likely pour thousands of tons of volcanic ash and toxic gases into the atmosphere.The gas would also likely fall back down to Earth as acid rain, devastating agriculture and leading to global famine.There are about a dozen of these monsters worldwide, and the last one went off 26,500 years ago in New Zealand, blanketing most of its island in a layer of thick ash.Now, it's extremely unlikely that one of these supervolcanoes would go off anytime soon, let alone multiple eruptions at once.If every supervolcano went off, you'd have a hard time finding a safe place to flee to, because almost every continent is home to at least one supervolcano.
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Konjunkturen slår hårt mot efterfrågan på Södertäljebaserade Scanias lastbilar och bussar.Men vi ser ju orosmoln på himlen när vi tittar fram mot 2020.Det ser vi också i vår orderingång, säger Scanias vd Henrik Henriksson.Under tredje kvartalet var nedgången 11 procent.Han räknar med att efterfrågan i Europa faller med 10–20 procent 2019.Även andra marknader, som Kina, Ryssland, Mellanöstern och Latinamerika, ser dystra ut.
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The website was pulled down in August after the El Paso, Texas mass shooter posted his manifesto on the site.Two other mass shooters also used the website to distribute their manifestos.The relaunched site has already faced bugs and technical difficulties but has also already served as a platform to foment the conspiracy QAnon community.8chan — the anonymous forum known for its associations with numerous mass shootings — is back online after being pulled down in August, but now it's going by a new name: 8kun.The site appears to be nearly identical to what it was previously, but notably, there is no /pol/ board (yet) — typically the subforum where shootings were encouraged and manifestos posted.Ron Watkins, the son of 8chan owner and operator Jim Watkins, said on Twitter that boards (subforums) are still being migrated from 8chan to 8kun.
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Junji Ito is known for his horror writing.But how does he handle some real-world spooks?Rather joyously, as it turns out.Recently, Crunchyroll had the clever idea to take Junji Ito to tour the Winchester Mystery House, known as one of the most iconic real-life “haunted houses” around.The Winchester House is notably bizarre, as it was constantly being built, warping into itself, defying standard design and creating a vibe that feels like it might defy spatial reality itself.Crunchyroll’s video of Ito’s tour is part deep interview, an exploration of Ito’s work, and part exploration of the mystery house itself.
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It’s no longer really surprising to hear about yet another malware on the rise on the Android platform.Sometimes, their threat can be genuinely frightening, especially when they manage to get past Google’s automated security checks.The Xhelper malware being reported is, fortunately a bit different in that, this time, infected apps are being traced to unofficial sources outside Google Play Store.Unfortunately, the evolution of the malware over the past months may prove it to be just as dangerous and damaging if left unchecked.Famed cyber security company Symantec first learned about the malware dubbed as Xhelper back in March this year.Back then, it proved to be almost too simple to mind, though its advertisement gimmick was already worrying even back then.
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It’s once again Ebay o’clock, so we have for you some chinese products available from this giant marketplace for very favourable prices.This time we will be looking at two vastly different products from different categories, but hopefully we can please some eager buyers.We will be taking a closer look at the UMIDIGI Upods TWS earbuds and then we will jump to Xiaomi ecosystem with the Xiaomi Jeeback G2 neck massage gadget.And of course both available for very favorable prices as usual.First we will check out the UMIDIGI earbuds as members of the ever growing family of TWS products.These wireless earbuds can offer stable modern Bluetooth 5.0 connection, 7.2mm dynamic drivers for great audio, DPS intelligent noise cancellation tech for the integrated microphone, just 4g of weight for each of the earbuds, voice assistant support and quite loing usage times.
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While the focus on Volkswagen's ID electric-car portfolio remains in Europe for now, the German automaker has something prepped for a debut on US soil in less than a month.VW quietly said in a Wednesday release that it will debut a new ID electric car concept at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Nov. 19.That's a day before the press invades the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, but VW clearly wants to give the car more attention outside of the bright lights at the trade center.The new electric concept car will will headline a new exhibit VW has helped put together for the museum called "Building an Electric Future."The company said it will detail VW's history around the world, but also introduce visitors to its upcoming lineup of electric cars produced under the ID badge.The MEB platform will also be a major theme throughout the exhibit.
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