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When American carmaker Ford announced that it was breathing new life into the Mustang name and resurrecting it in the form of an electric vehicle people were a bit miffed. “Electric and Mustang‽” they scoffed, “those two words just don’t go together!” I’m not even going to touch the whole “what’s a Mustang badge doing on a crossover SUV” conversation. Oh look a real mustang , maybe you guys should focus on that and not the “mach e” bull crap — joe (@joewaldo4) January 6, 2020 Bringing back iconic names is a bit on trend at the moment, Ford isn’t… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Tesla
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“You can have any color, so long as it’s black.” This is a trope commonly attributed to Henry Ford speaking about the Model T, but it’s probably (definitely) not true. The point, though, was that offering the vehicle with limited color choices made it cheaper to produce. Black reportedly dried fastest, which meant manufacturing time went down and margins went up. [Read: COVID-19 canceled doctors’ office visits — these startups are bringing the doctor to you] In recent years Tesla has been following a similar strategy, and now offers its vehicles in just a handful of colors, which are all… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Tesla
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Being overweight or obese has a noticeable, alarming impact on brain health that impacts its function and paves the way for mental health issues and dementia, a new study warns. The research was based on brain scans from more than 17,000 people; the results were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Key to the disruption is a change in … Continue reading
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Owning the kind of device most of us probably consider essential remains unaffordable for many, says a survey by Tim Berners-Lee's Web Foundation.
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Using Netflix is straightforward, but there are tips and tricks to make your viewing experience even better. Once you've picked the best Netflix plan, and made sure you're watching in the best quality possible, try setting up profiles to personalize your account. Netflix is available on dozens of different devices, and each app has its own features and secrets. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories.  Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky If you're interested in good, old-fashioned entertainment, chances are you watch Netflix often. With over 183 million paying members streaming from nearly every country on Earth, Netflix is by far the biggest streaming service in the world. Sure, a big part of Netflix's popularity comes from its extensive catalog, which includes a growing library of original programming available nowhere else. But Netflix's ability to attract eyeballs is also due in large part to its ease-of-use. Netflix is available on just about every popular platform, and has tons of extra features that let you watch however you want. If you're a subscriber who's looking to take your streaming experience to the next level, here are over a dozen tips and tricks to help make you a Netflix master. 1. Choose the best plan for your viewing habits Although most users are subscribed to Netflix's Standard plan, Netflix actually offers five different subscription tiers, each with their own price and features. Anyone who remembers the early days when Netflix was a DVD-by-mail rental service (with no late fees!) will be tickled to know the streaming giant is still offering that. Alongside the streaming plans are two DVD & Blu-ray plans, which let you rent shows and movies on physical discs. If you're interested in switching up your plan, you can change your subscription at any time. And if you ever need to change your payment method, you can do that, too. 2. Personalize your account with profiles Netflix's personalized recommendation technology, which decides what titles appear on your Netflix homepage, is one of the most advanced in the industry. Every single row is organized and curated based on what you watch, click on, and search for. This sort of personalization is an exceptional feature if you're the sole user, but it goes out the window if you share your account with friends and family. This is where profiles come in. Every Netflix account can have up to five different profiles, which helps keep everyone's preferences separate.  In other words, if you love telenovelas, but your wife only watches sitcoms, you can each make a profile and receive recommendations tailored to your specific tastes. Here is our guide to adding a profile to your Netflix account. Every time you log into Netflix, you'll be able to choose which proile you want to open, and it's simple enough to switch between profiles. And if you later decide that you don't need a profile, you can delete a profile from any device. 3. Manage your Continue Watching list One thing that everyone associates with Netflix is binge-watching. And one way that Netflix makes binge-watching easy is with the Continue Watching list. Whenever you watch a show or movie, but then turn it off without finishing, it's added to your Continue Watching list. This list makes it easy to start again when you eventually return — just click the title you want, and it'll resume exactly where you left off. But the Continue Watching list doesn't have to be totally automated. If there's a show or two on your Continue Watching list that you know you're never going to return to, you can delete items from it at any time.  4. Download shows and movies to watch offline Netflix is called a "streaming service" because movies and shows are streamed to your device via the internet. But did you know that you can watch Netflix, even without an internet connection? Here's how you can download Netfix shows and movies for offline viewing. It's important to note that this feature is only available for some titles, and for mobile devices only. The option to download movies and shows is especially useful  if you're planning on going somewhere that doesn't have a stable internet connection. A loon a long flight, perhaps, or camping. However, your downloads don't last forever. Most downloads will last on your device for a week before "expiring," which means you'll have to download them again. The exact amount of time that each show or movie will last depends on the title. 5. Find obscure titles using Netflix codes When you open Netflix, you see a selection of titles that you've watched recently, or that Netflix thinks you'll like. But Netflix has thousands of shows and movies, most of them so obscure that you'll never see them on your homepage. So how can you find new titles to watch, without going through your homepage? If you're using Netflix on your computer, you're in luck: you can use Netflix codes to find nearly anything you want to watch. Netflix codes are short strings of numbers that are assigned to every single genre and subgenre of show or movie. When you enter these codes into your browser's URL bar, you'll be taken to a page that lists every title in that genre. For example, to see every action comedy (43040), you'll go to https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/43040. While there's no comprehensive list of all the Netflix codes, we've compiled some our favorites. These include: Wine and beverage appreciation: 1458 Cerebral Scandanavian movies: 995 Korean crime thrillers: 434 Creature features: 6895 Campy movies: 1252 Satires: 4922 Tearjerkers: 6384 Westerns: 7700 Screwball comedies: 9702 Cult TV shows: 74652 Goofy courtroom movies: 285 6. Get Netflix on your favorite devices Unlike some other streaming services, you can watch Netflix on nearly any device that offers the Netflix app and can connect to the internet. In addition to watching on your desktop, other devices you can stream Netflix include: Smart TVs: You can watch Netflix on your TV via a streaming device like a Roku or Apple TV. Most smart TVs have a Netflix app built in as well. Gaming consoles: If you have a PlayStation 4, you can download Netflix onto it as well. The same goes for the Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch, unfortunately, is one of the only gaming devices that doesn't have Netflix. Phones and tablets: To watch Netflix on your phone or tablet, you simply need to download the Netflix app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Depending on how much you pay for Netflix, you can watch it on one, two, or four devices at once.  7. Use easy-to-remember keyboard shortcuts If you're watching Netflix on your Mac or PC, you don't need to use your mouse to control everything. Nearly every playback option can be selected and controlled with your keyboard. To Play or Pause the video, press the Space Bar or Enter (PC)/Return (Mac). To open Full Screen mode, press F. You can exit Full Screen mode with Esc. Rewind 10 seconds with the left arrow key, and fast forward 10 seconds with the right arrow key. Increase the volume with the up arrow key, and decrease the volume with the down arrow key. Mute the audio by pressing M. If you're watching a TV show, you can skip the intro by pressing S. 8. Check and set the best video quality We've come a long way from the grainy VHS tapes of the 90s. Nowadays, you should be able to see every drop of sweat on every actor's face — if you can't, either they're good at staying cool under pressure, or your video quality isn't as high as it could be. First, some basic tips on improving your video quality: Make sure you have a strong internet connection. If your internet connection is too slow to load HD content, then Netflix will only give you standard definition video. This type of video can be blurry and pixelated, which isn't great if you want to make out fine details. Keep your battery life high, and off reduced power mode. When your battery runs low, some devices will start limiting how much power apps can use. This can cause Netflix to run with lower video quality. Check that you haven't turned off HD video in Netflix's settings. Each Netflix profile has an "HD Toggle," which lets you select what video quality Netflix should stream in by default. You can pick from Low, Medium, or High, or Auto, which will give you whatever video quality Netflix feels your internet can handle. If you're signed up for Netflix Premium, and have a device that supports it, you can also stream in 4K Ultra HD quality, which is the highest quality you can get. 9. Add captions, subtitles, and audio descriptions Have you ever had trouble understanding what was being said in a movie? Luckily, Netflix offers subtitle and caption tracks on every show and movie. Most titles even have them in multiple languages. You might also have the opposite problem — you can hear the show or movie just fine, but you can't see it. In that case, it's good to note that many titles also have an audio description mode. Turning on this mode will give the show or movie a narrator that describes everything happening on screen. It's a lot like an audiobook, only with optional visuals. You can turn on subtitles or audio descriptions through the language options menu that's available whenever you're watching something. And if you later decide that you don't need these additions, you can turn them off. 10. Change the language on your account Netflix might be an American company, but not everyone who uses it is a native English speaker. If you'd like to use Netflix in another language, you can change the language on your account at any time. There are over 20 languages available to choose from. On that language page, you'll have two choices. Firstly, you can choose what language the menus and other text is in. Secondly, you can choose what language you like to listen to and read, which effects what subtitles and audio tracks Netflix gives you by default when you launch a show or movie. 11. Turn off autoplay If you've opened up Netflix recently, you might have been greeted by a loud video preview for one of their latest shows or movies. While these autoplaying videos can be useful for finding new content to watch, they can also be incredibly annoying. Many people do not know that you can actually turn this feature off. You can turn the autoplay feature off by navigating to your Account page. Once there, uncheck "Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices," then click "Save" at the bottom of the page.   From this page, you can also set it so when you finish an episode of a show, Netflix won't automatically play the next episode. To do this, uncheck "Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices." These settings work on a profile-by-profile basis, so if you use multiple profiles, you'll need to change the setting on all of them. 12. Keep your account secure To use Netflix, you have to give the company a decent amount of personal information — your name, your email, your payment details. As such, you don't want anyone getting into your account. Like any website, Netflix lets you change your password easily — you just need to head to the Account settings menu. And it only takes a few clicks to log out of Netflix on any device. The bottom line Netflix is incredibly easy to use and navigate. And no matter how you watch, you have tons of ways to customize your account. And if you're interested in other great streaming services, check out our breakdown of the best streaming apps on the market.SEE ALSO: The best 4K TVs to stream on Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: July 15 is Tax Day — here's what it's like to do your own taxes for the very first time
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If you’re looking forward to Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Avengers game and you’re not planning to buy the game on PlayStation 4, it looks like you’ll be missing out on a big piece of content. Crystal Dynamics and Sony announced today that none other than Spider-Man will be coming to the game next year, and when he does, he’ll be exclusive … Continue reading
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Don't worry if one's loitering in your garden, it'll buzz off in a while It is the balmy midsummer day when they grow wings, fly about in the hot sun, and get stuck to every kind of food and beverage. Yes, today is SysAdmin Day.…
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Last year, Analogue announced the Pocket, a sleek and modern handheld designed to play all your old Game Boy cartridges. It was originally slated to launch this year, but due to the current state of the world, it’s now expected to debut in May 2021. Analogue cites “the unfortunate global state of affairs and supply chain challenges outside of our control” as the reason for the delay. But there’s good news. Analogue is starting pre-orders for the handheld very soon; they’ll open up on August 3rd at 8AM PT / 11AM ET. The company also revealed some slight design changes to both the handheld itself (the start, select, and home buttons have been moved to the bottom of the device) and its optional dock (Analogue says that “the USB-C insertion... Continue reading…
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Apple Watch models are still dominating the smart wearable market sales all around the world. But with the high price of the product itself also ... The post OULUOQI Apple Watch link bracelet on sale appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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After ditching the dessert-based nomenclature for Android versions with Android 10, Google is bringing it back for the next one — internally, at least. Android 11 is known to engineers working on the project as Red Velvet Cake, or RVC. That’s from Dave Burke, VP of engineering at the company, who revealed the internal codename in an interview on the All About Android podcast. But you’re not going to see it called that publicly; the only bit of color Android 11 will get is that it’ll be referred to as ‘Android R’ in open-source code for the OS. You can… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android,Google
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Virtual-presence tech is increasingly affordable
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Business Insider's weekly influencer industry newsletter, Influencer Dashboard, runs through what's new in the influencer and creator economy. This week, we asked top YouTube creators what they would be doing if they weren't full-time influencers.  Check out the 18 responses below, which ranged from debate coach to optometry to owning a yoga studio.  Subscribe to Business Insider's influencer newsletter: Influencer Dashboard. This story is an exclusive to Influencer Dashboard, Business Insider's influencer industry newsletter (subscribe here for more news on top creators). For many top YouTube creators, making videos for the platform is their full-time job and how they earn the majority of their income. But what if life had turned out differently for these social stars? Every week, Business Insider's weekly influencer industry newsletter, Influencer Dashboard, runs through what's new in the creator economy. And we recently introduced a new feature called "Ask an influencer," in which readers can submit their questions about the industry and creators' lives. This week, we asked top YouTube stars the same question: "What would you be doing if you weren't a digital creator?"  Check out the 18 responses below (listed in order of YouTube subscriber count), which ranged from debate coach to optometry to owning a yoga studio.  And submit your questions about the industry or for creators by emailing the author, Amanda Perelli: [email protected] We will answer the questions in an upcoming issue of Influencer Dashboard. Subscribe to the newsletter here.Jessica Torres: 48,000 YouTube subscribers "I always feel so lucky to be able to say that I am a full-time influencer. But, quarantine/COVID has definitely made me realize that things can change and that I'm also capable of doing things I never knew I could! As a plus-size influencer I have various conversations with men and women about fat bodies, confidence, size discrimination and mental health. Which makes me wish I could be a psychiatrist or psychologist to continue helping those, who like me, deal with body issues that affect us emotionally and mentally." Franceska Boerman: 107,000 YouTube subscribers "If wasn't a YouTube creator, I would want to be hosting a news show that covers good and positive news everywhere — News On Purpose!"  Devin Lytle: 131,000 YouTube subscribers "If I weren't a YouTuber, I think I would be doing the same thing I'm doing now but just in a different capacity. I think I gravitate to storytelling in general, and I'd probably be working as a broadcast journalist, creating segments for some local affiliate of the network news. I'd still be writing copy, popping in front of the camera, interviewing other people to grab soundbytes of their POV — truly the same thing I do now. The only difference is as a YouTuber I work for myself. The manager of my channel (me) tells the producer (also, me) which stories to make, and the producer then contacts talent (again, me) to get in front of a camera (that I set up) and shoot something that will inevitably be edited (thank you for asking, I do that part too) and published on my little corner of the internet."  Maddie Cidlik: 244,000 YouTube subscribers "If I wasn't a YouTube creator, I would definitely be working in digital marketing for a fashion or beauty company. I just graduated with a marketing degree, so I would probably be working for a company's marketing team and helping them grow their social media presence." Lindseyrem: 371,000 YouTube subscribers "If I wasn't a YouTube creator I would be a full-time graphic designer at a brand or agency. That's what I have my degree in and have always had a passion for." Omaya Zein: 373,000 YouTube subscribers "If I wasn't a YouTube creator I would work in the fashion industry while creating my own brand." XO, MaCenna: 463,000 YouTube subscribers "If I weren't a YouTube content creator I would open a home and lifestyle boutique featuring sustainable products from creative artists around the world." Jessica Vill: 570,000 YouTube subscribers "Trying to get into the same creative industry the old-fashion way!" Mya Benway: 612,000 YouTube subscribers "I definitely would be doing something creative, probably perusing my love for baking, maybe going to culinary school for a cupcake business!" Mel Datugan: 660,000 YouTube subscribers "I would be doing the same thing I am now — using my own life experiences to bring hope and encouragement to others; it just wouldn't be filmed." Sarah Cheung: 709,000 YouTube subscribers "I finished my philosophy degree before working on YouTube full-time. So with luck, I would probably be coaching college debate or be a philosophy professor." Mai Pham: 1.2 million YouTube subscribers "If I wasn't a YouTube creator I think I'd still love to be in the entertainment/social media industry, maybe a social media marketer!" Ava Jules: 1.3 million YouTube subscribers "If I never discovered the world of YouTube and content creation, I always thought I would study to be a doctor in space - 'doctornaut.'" Hey it's Feiii: 1.6 million YouTube subscribers "I would be pursuing optometry with my human biology/science background. I have always valued my education and would love to challenge myself!" Alivia D'Andrea: 1.8 million YouTube subscribers "In the spirit of my entrepreneurial drive I would continue higher education in the psychology field so I can open up my own practice and also become a yoga studio owner." Haley Pham: 2.3 million YouTube subscribers "If I wasn't a YouTuber I would probably become a real estate agent and try to build a brand similar to chip and Joanna Gaines with interior design books, flipping homes, etc!"  Remi Cruz: 2.5 million YouTube subscribers "I would most likely be working in the food industry. I've always loved cooking shows and can definitely see myself working on the set of one. I've recently started showcasing my own cooking videos a lot more, so who knows, maybe I will have my own cooking show one day!" Alisha Marie: 8.2 million YouTube subscribers "If I wasn't a YouTube creator I think I would still be working in the entertainment industry, maybe something in production. I also really love teaching and have always had great relationships with teachers in my life, so I could also see myself doing that."
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(Tokyo University of Science) Various proteins expressed in cells of the immune system have shown to play an important role in various disorders, including cancer, allergy, and autoimmune disease. In a new study, scientists find out how an immune checkpoint protein called PD-L2, which is expressed on the surface of a type of immune cells, is regulated at the molecular level. The findings of this study have the potential to usher in new developments in the field of immune therapy.
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(World Scientific) This new release from Jean-Michel Gillet covers several basic and more advanced subjects about transitions in quantum and statistical physics which are illustrated by a wide range of applications such as semi-conductors, Bose-Einstein condensates, superfluidity, superconductivity, NMR for food inspection, MRI, Lasers, spectroscopies for fake drug detection, photon or neutron scattering or the versatility of quantum entanglement.
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The Dell XPS 13 Touch is $150 off right now at Dell but you need to be fast. This is a limited time only sale.
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Samsung DeX is one of the functions of Samsung’s flagship smartphones, which many forget about when choosing a new phone, and after buying it. Someone ... The post DeX function will work wirelessly on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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OnePlus has fixed the OnePlus 8 Pro-Widevine issue for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Here are the details.
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The all-wheel-drive station wagons are two of the company's most popular models. Here's how they compare.
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Being confined indoors most of the time has resulted in a rise in the consumption of digital content but it isn’t just videos and games that have suddenly become even more popular than ever before. Without easy access to libraries and bookstores, bookworms have taken to eBooks to get their fix. And because most people are on tight budgets, Kobo … Continue reading
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LGBTQ dating apps collect and store information on their users, like all apps. But they come with unique security risks because if it falls into the wrong hands, that data could be used to "out" people — or, in some countries, to prosecute them. A new study from cybersecurity firm Recorded Future takes stock of the threats facing LGBTQ people across the globe, compares how queer dating apps' security stacks up, and provides advice for queer and trans people to digitally protect themselves from surveillance and entrapment. Governments across the globe that forbid homosexuality have surveilled apps like Grindr to prosecute people, according to the report. Scammers also use queer dating apps to gather information on people and blackmail them. One app, Scruff, received praise from security researchers for taking extra steps to protect user data. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In countries where homosexuality and gender nonconformity are illegal, police are increasingly using queer dating apps to surveil and entrap LGBTQ people, according to a new report. Researchers from cybersecurity firm Recorded Future published a comprehensive report Tuesday that lays out the risks associated with queer dating apps and gives advice to LGTBQ people to digitally protect themselves against surveillance. It's one of the first and most comprehensive reports of its kind. The report was spearheaded by LGBTQ staff at Insikt, Recorded Future's research arm. "A lot of LGBTQ issues aren't addressed in the threat intelligence space," Insikt consultant Evan Akin told Business Insider. "In the past it just doesn't get the attention I think it might deserve." The report provides a comprehensive list of instances of government surveillance and prosecution across the globe in recent years that relied on queer dating apps or forums. Police in Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Lebanon, Ghana, and other countries have identified and lured LGBTQ people by posing as potential romantic interests on dating apps, according to intelligence aggregated in the report. "We wanted to raise awareness and heighten everyone's sensitivity as they travel to these different regions," Insikt Group senior director Maggie McDaniel told Business Insider. Researchers compared the data practices of Tinder, OKCupid, Grindr, Scruff, and HER. Of those, just one app — Scruff — garnered praise for taking extra steps to protect user data. Scruff anonymizes users' location, making it harder to track, and sends alerts when users are traveling to countries with anti-LGBTQ laws. Scruff is also the only of the five apps that has cut ties with third-party data brokers in favor of an in-house ad and analytics business. "By contrast, OKCupid, Grindr, and Tinder have been found to collect user data — including users' exact location, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, political beliefs, drug use, and more — and share that data with at least 135 different third-party entities," the report says. Some of those data-sharing practices first came to light earlier this year, when the Norwegian Consumer Council found that Grindr, OKCupid, and Tinder sent users' identifying information to third-party advertisers. Before that, Grindr faced backlash for sharing users' HIV status with third parties, but said it discontinued the practice in 2018. Grindr's website says that users who agree to its privacy policy are "directing us to disclose" personal information to ad partners, while Tinder and OKCupid have said they will "only share the specific information deemed necessary to operate our platform." Read the full findings from Recorded Future researchers here.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Swayze Valentine is the only female treating fighters' cuts and bruises inside the UFC octagon
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Google seems to have completely rethought its smartphone plans over the course of the year. The company seems to be working on less XL, but ... The post Google app reveals Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G but no Pixel 5 XL appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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This week in Android: Everything Sony Xperia 1 II, Android vs iOS, OnePlus 8 giveaway and more.
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If you're looking for a new phone for $200 or less, check out the ones we've reviewed and several new ones we're excited about.
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NASA has detailed its plan to prevent contamination of space caused by human activities. According to the space agency’s Administrator Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s newly published Interim Directives (NIDs) will cover both manned and robotic missions to Mars, as well as anticipated future manned missions to Mars. A day after announcing these new NIDs, NASA has awarded a related contract to … Continue reading
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The jury is still out on whether folding phones are truly the future, but Motorola’s revamped Razr has certainly thrown more fuel on the fire.Bathed in the warm glow of nostalgia, this stylish design harks back to past glories, and points forward to a new possible direction for smartphone design.Motorola has done a good job of resurrecting that iconic design and putting a modern twist on it.The new Motorola Razr is unmistakably part of the same family, but it manages to look modern.Now, the Motorola Razr doesn’t have as many tricks up its sleeves, and some of the time you’ll be using the much smaller outer display, but it’s still likely to have limited battery life.There was a mini flip phone revival a while back that seemed to be largely based on how much people miss being able to flip their phones open and closed.
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Not even data recovery companiesA data recovery company is dubiously claiming it has cracked decryption of Dharma ransomware – despite there being no known method of unscrambling its files.Australian biz Fast Data Recovery boasted that it is capable of decrypting Dharma, which data recovery biz Coveware's chief exec Bill Siegel described as implying "they have tools and computing power beyond that of the NSA"."If this was the case, they would sell their technology for millions, if not billions, rather than using it to help small businesses," he added.Callow posed as a customer (having borrowed his wife's business email address, with her consent) while contacting Fast Data Recovery, asking if the firm could decrypt encrypted files that mentioned the word Dharma.If this is an Emergency/URGENT please contact us or reply back to this email to use our Priority Evaluation Service for fast turnaround (4-24 hours) OR 1 HOUR quote for Dharma / Crysis Ransomware.
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