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Realme is gearing up to unveil a new smartphone and at the same time debut a new smartphone series in China. In the next few ... The post Realme V5 passes GeekBench with Dimensity 720 SoC, 8GB of RAM appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Epic has added the fabled ‘Atlantis’ point of interest to Fortnite, though that isn’t its official name. It seems ‘Atlantis’ was used as a codename for the actual destination, which is called Coral Castle. The name fits in with the other naming conventions used in the game, making it a bit more unique than the arguably generic ‘Atlantis’ moniker. Some … Continue reading
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Social insects cooperate to curb the spread of pathogens. Maybe their systems of behavior can help human societies battling pandemics of our own.
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The United States government sent checks to citizens in early 2020, and a 2nd stimulus check is likely coming soon. At the moment at which this article is set to go live, the exact timing and amount of each stimulus check has not yet been finalized. Until we get there, we’re readying all the ways in which we can track … Continue reading
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Looking for an AirPods alternative that costs a lot less? Here are some truly wireless budget models worth considering.
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Take your choice of three tiny Bluetooth audio transmitters for the Switch, Switch Lite or other USB device.
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Apple has released a new high-end Thunderbolt 3 cable in its online store. The $129 Thunderbolt 3 Pro cable is 2 meters long, has a black braided design, and supports both DisplayPort output and USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps data transfer — though of course data speeds can be up to Thunderbolt 3’s standard 40Gbps between compatible devices. This is certainly not cheap for a cable, but there actually doesn’t seem to be a competing option that offers the same feature set for less. The cable appears to have quietly gone on sale last month after previously having been bundled with the Pro Display XDR, and this Reddit thread from yesterday includes some discussion on why exactly it costs so much. The $79.95 2-meter Belkin Thunderbolt 3 cable that... Continue reading…
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According to the source, the updated Start menu will appear in the public version of Windows 10 much earlier than expected – this fall, in ... The post Microsoft: Windows 10’s new start menu will be pushed to everyone soon appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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The FMCG sector sees an opportunity in Asia and a Singapore-based SaaS startup recently raised funding.
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Microsoft really brought out the big guns with its July Xbox Games Showcase, providing fans with a proper glimpse into the future of the platform.
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Polestar has confirmed the list of apps which will run on the Android Automotive OS-powered dashboard of the Polestar 2, when the new electric car arrives later this year. First vehicle in the world to run the new, embedded version of Android that Google developed for automakers, the Polestar 2 will rely on both software like Google Maps as well … Continue reading
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The second version of the headset to be lighter and have a higher refresh rate
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If Europe starts getting funny ideas about following the UK’s example in banning Huawei from its 5G networks, then the Chinese state could reciprocate by persecuting European kit vendors.
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Preliminary results appear promising, but more testing is needed
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The BET Truck will be the first of its kind for Chevy
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I’ve previously written a guide on how to detect facial features using Python and I got many questions on twitter asking how to do the same using JavaScript. So today, I’m going to be answering that and we’ll add some extras: masking your face with a Spiderman filter, or the classic, dog filter. It’s been really fun to work on this project and I hope you enjoy it too. The article will cover two main topics: Face features recognition Adding filters So, here’s how to to detect facial features Similarly to how DLib works, for JavaScript, we have a library called clmtrackr which will do the… This story continues at The Next Web
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My son’s 11th birthday was March 29, and as it approached ― deep in the heart of Covid-19 social distancing — I tried to assure him that, though he couldn’t have a party, he could still have a fun day of close-to-home family activities. Our family of five would have a backyard water balloon fight, I promised. We’d get donuts from his favourite bakery. I’d even let him go to town decorating our house with a can of spray chalk in one hand and a can of silly string in the other. I knew my son was disappointed, but I hoped he’d understand the necessity of the sacrifice. We had a heart-to-heart about the good reasons why everyone is keeping their distance right now. I tried to explain the science of self-isolating in terms he’d understand: that though staying close to home (and away from friends) feels sad, it’s actually a way to show we care for others. We could be carriers of the coronavirus even when we don’t feel sick, I told him, and the last thing we want is to spread disease to any of our friends. Our talk seemed to soften the blow. But in truth — even though I’m not a birthday-party-every-year kind of parent — it hurt my heart to know that my son wouldn’t be celebrated by his friends.Then on the eve of the big day, a friend (and fellow school mom) texted: “Will you be home tomorrow at noon? We have a surprise.”Uh, sure, I replied. We have no plans. Now or, like, ever.The following day, on my son’s birthday, our family assembled in front of our house to await the promised surprise. I figured my friend and her son — who’s been in the same class as mine since kindergarten — might stop by with a card or some little gift they’d managed to score on Amazon. But it really didn’t matter to me what the surprise held. I looked forward to any visit from friends, any little gesture that might brighten my son’s day — and, I admit, mine. (These days, even a visit from the mailman is a thrill.)So I was stunned when, at the appointed hour, a caravan of cars rounded the corner of our street, all decorated with streamers, happy birthday signs and even an 8-foot inflatable football player in the bed of a truck. Incredibly, our group of friends and their kids — five families in all — had organized to drive by in a celebratory, socially distanced parade! Honking unreservedly, they slowly cruised past our house and then doubled back to give us another view of their handmade signs and décor. From each vehicle hung a child yelling, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” at the top of their lungs. One threw candy, another popped confetti from a tube. Our street was soon covered with a glorious detritus of sweets and shiny paper.From the front seats of each car, my own friends called to me, too. We shouted what catching-up questions we could: “How are you holding up? Are you doing okay? Do you have enough toilet paper?” Even though we have an ongoing group text, something about these small snatches of conversation seemed to highlight our hunger for in-person communication. I found myself in tears just seeing their faces without the barrier of a screen.My son, meanwhile, was grinning from ear to ear, a picture of preteen shock and awe. Not normally an effusive kid, he declared over and over, “This is so awesome!” and “This is the best birthday ever!” My other two kids agreed, un-subtly voicing their hopes of getting parades for their own upcoming birthdays.Though the parade didn’t last long, it seemed to infuse our whole family with an afterglow of delight for the rest of the day. For hours, none of us could stop talking about how wonderful it was to see our friends all in one place, how creative their decorations were, how mischievous of them to organize without telling us. Without a doubt, the parade was far and away the most exciting thing to happen to us in weeks — and I couldn’t help reflecting on how the extreme slowdown in our social calendar emphasized the novelty of participating in anything like an event. (An in-person event, no less!)I’ve come to realize that this season of slowing down has made gestures of friendship all the more precious to me.Since my son’s birthday parade, I’ve come to realize that this season of slowing down has made gestures of friendship all the more precious to me. It’s not that I can’t talk to friends as often as I used to; obviously, phone calls, email and texts make communication as easy as the touch of a button. It’s that with the uptick in anxiety caused by the virus situation, I increasingly crave personal connection and any meaningful show of solidarity. If I can’t leave my house, I want to feel I’m still part of something greater than myself, whether my nation, my friend group or even a 10-minute parade — and I want my children to feel that, too. Seeing my friends show up so enthusiastically for my son scratched this itch in the very best way. It was a reminder that we all need community, now more than ever.Their thoughtful celebration was a demonstration, too, that necessity is indeed the mother of invention. When a pandemic nixes some of our usual ways of connecting, good friends think outside the box. (It probably doesn’t hurt that boredom can boost creativity. Just look at all the inventively goofy things people are posting on TikTok during the quarantine.) More and more people, it seems, are finding novel ways to maintain their sense of community from afar — which we need more than ever in this time of increased isolation. The day of the birthday parade, after all was said and done and our friends drove away, our family cleaned the street of the celebratory debris. But there’s one red streamer caught on a rock that, weeks later, I still haven’t picked up. I’m saving it, I suppose, as a reminder: Shinier, happier days will come again. When birthday parties and other gatherings resume, I’m thankful to know my son (and I) will have treasured friends to share them with. Have a compelling personal story you want to tell? Find out what we’re looking for here, and pitch us on [email protected] from HuffPost UK Personal You Know How My Daughter Kim Wall Died. I Want You To Know How She Lived I’m A Millionaire, And I Want To Be Taxed More To Help The Economy Recover From Covid-19 I’m Gender Non-Conforming, And Dreading Using Public Toilets Again
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The promise of a 'Netflix for games' has yet to be fulfilled, but Microsoft has the power to change that.
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When it comes to autonomous vehicles, there’s a lot of focus on American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla at the moment. But I want you to cast your net a little wider, and divert your attention to the high seas for just a moment. Out in the Atlantic Ocean’s choppy waters, an autonomous underwater drone has just completed a circumnavigation completely unaided by humans. The Slocum G2 Glider, named Slibo, took over four years, 1,273 days to be exact, to complete its journey. [Read: There’s yet another proposal for an EV charger emoji] It undertook the journey in four legs. In 2016, after… This story continues at The Next Web
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It's one big, bleach-smelling thumbs-down for the US meat invasion plan.
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A new face mask prototype introduces a tantalizing alternative to the coveted N95 face mask, offering a reusable version made from silicone rubber that has the same level of effectiveness. The project comes from researchers with MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital who explain that this mask can be made using the injection molding systems that are already available in … Continue reading
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When Black Friday hits next week, we'll see some of the lowest prices ever on the Apple Watch and the Fitbit.We're already seeing some nice deals -- but the biggest discounts are still to come.For now, Best Buy has cornered the market on the Apple Watch Series 4 with the lowest prices ever for both the GPS and LTE models (in the 40mm and 44mm sizes).Meanwhile, Amazon (and others) are selling the Fitbit Versa 2 for $149 -- a $50 discount off the usual $200 list price.Amazon is offering the cellular version for $459 (that's a $40 discount) and the GPS version for $384 ($15 off the list price).For example, the Apple Watch Series 3 will go on sale at Walmart (and elsewhere) for $129 (38mm) and $159 (42mm).
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Bolaget kommer att släppa 500 miljoner nya aktier plus 75 miljoner ”greenshoe”-optioner, som ska ge banker möjlighet att sälja mer aktier än originalsumman.Totalt kommer 13,8 miljarder dollar att tas in om övertilldelningsoptionen utnyttjas.Av de 500 miljoner nya aktier kommer 12,5 miljoner att reserveras för privatpersoner, med möjlighet att utöka summan till 50 miljoner aktier.Prislappen för retail-aktierna sätts till 188 hongkongdollar, motsvarande 24,01 dollar aktien.Priset för resterande aktier kan dock prissättas högre.Bolagets aktier ska börja handlas på Hongkongbörsen den 20 november.
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If you've been oggling the specs of the latest Apple laptop but been disappointed by the price, Best Buy might just have the 16-inch MacBook Pro price to sweeten the deal.Best Buy Members can enjoy $100 off a range of brand new MacBook Pro 2019 configurations but if you're not already a part of the scheme, it's completely free to sign up (they'll just need your name and email address) and well worth the saving today and as we near Black Friday.The 16-inch MacBook Pro was ushered into stores this week, boasting eye-watering spec possibilities and a gorgeous new intelligent Retina display.The new model complements the extra inches on its screen with an exceptionally sharp image and dynamic color and brightness thanks to a load of tech in the screen itself.Even at its most humble configuration, the new MacBook Pro is a beast of Apple engineering - combining a 6 to 8 core i7 to i9 processor and anything up to a blistering 8TB hard drive (though that will set you back a few more bucks).This is a MacBook made for the power users, so if you're looking for a heavy-duty machine with the style and speed of something far lighter look no further.
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Det här är en debattartikel.Alla företag som utsatts för dataintrång är skyldiga att anmäla det.Den som låter bli riskerar att drabbas av nya utpressningsförsök med hot om att avslöjas.Det är lite olika lagar som gäller olika verksamheter kring anmälningsplikt, exempelvis har vi GDPR som gäller ”alla”, NIS som gäller vissa och sedan har vi även Säkerhetsskyddslagen för organisationer med samhällsviktig verksamhet.Under det senaste året har en stor del av dem varit i utpressningsform, så kallade Ransomeware-attacker.Företagens hela infrastruktur eller viktigaste servrar, databaser, system eller klienter är plötsligt låsta.
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While it has been almost two years since news of the Cambridge Analytica scandal first broke, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton still thinks that users should delete Facebook.At Wired's 25th anniversary summit, Acton told a crowd that others should make their own decisions about leaving the social network though he stands by his decision to leave, saying: “If you want to be on Facebook and you want to have ads thrust in front of you, go to town.”Acton's fight against Facebook began in March of 2018 when he took to Twitter to tell others “It is time” followed by the hashtag deletefacebook.When he tweeted that message, Acton had been away from Facebook for more than a year after he stepped down in 2017 over a disagreement regarding monetizing WhatsApp.The war for encrypted dataWhen asked why he decided to make his feelings about the social media giant so public by journalist Steven Levy, Acton explained that when you leave Facebook you just disappear, saying:
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EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is known for being tough on American tech companies.But she's not on board with calls in the US to break them up: "We don't have a problem that big where breaking up could be the solution," she argued.Yet she also says that fines aren't doing the trick, and the ambitions of the tech giants have only grown — calling out Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project as one of particular concern.EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, known for the big fines she has lobbied against big US tech companies, said on Thursday that it's time for a change in tactics when it comes to dealing with Silicon Valley."If I've seen change, it is, basically to have even bigger ambitions," she said at Web Summit in Lisbon, one of Europe's biggest tech conferences.She offered by way of example Google's continual rollout of new features and services, Facebook's push to establish the Libra cryptocurrency, and Apple's move into TV streaming.
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A great button is the perfect mix of form, function, and simplicity.Few topics have caused such fierce debate in the WIRED office.Though analog sticks existed prior to the N64, on Sega Arcade systems, for instance, no console cemented the idea that these sticks might be controlled with your thumbs quite like Nintendo’s third console.Even now, the tilt-perfect movement players could gain over a back flipping Mario or an egg-farting Kazooie is second to none—it’s no surprise that the analog stick coincided with a golden era of 3D Nintendo platformers.(The stick melded particularly well with the controller's equally iconic Z trigger.)First-person shooters have held up less well—playing a single analog game like GoldenEye from the perspective of the post-Halo, dual stick era is chastening (though there was an option that allowed you to play with dual analog sticks by using two controllers).
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The last year’s duo of OnePlus smartphones, the OnePlus 6 and 6T are being contemplated today with the stable release of OxygenOS 10.As the name suggests, the latest version of OnePlus software brings Android to its tenth iteration.Android 10 for OnePlus 6 and 6T will allow users to go one more year with their devices without the feeling of being outdated.We have to agree that not every owner of these two devices will feel tempted to upgrade right now to the newer models.The OnePlus 7 series brings a refined design, upgraded chipset, and improved camera.However, the last year’s model is still good and can run anything on the Play Store.
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