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NBCUniversal and Roku end a dispute that had kept the Peacock streaming service off of Roku's streaming devices.
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NASA has pushed back the maiden flight of its experimental X-59 Quiet SuperSonic aircraft, confirming today that the sound-barrier-breaking jet won’t be ready in time for the original 2021 launch plan. Currently in production and assembly, the X-59 will test a cutting-edge engine and body design that could eventually help remedy one of Concorde’s most significant problems. That was never … Continue reading
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Give that tagging finger a rest While Microsoft has added audio transcription to the premium edition of Word Online, cloud arch-rival Amazon has switched on the ability to identify languages in audio.…
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(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) An international collaboration of theoretical physicists has published a new calculation relevant to the search for an explanation of the predominance of matter over antimatter in our universe. The new calculation gives a more accurate prediction for the likelihood with which kaons decay into a pair of electrically charged pions vs. a pair of neutral pions.
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Both Realme and Redmi have teased their devices with the yet to be announced Snapdragon 875 SoC
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(American Society of Agronomy) Research helps farmers pick the best cover crops to keep their soil and nutrients in the field.
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Dynetics unveils a full-size model of its human landing system as it competes to take NASA's astronauts back to the surface of the moon.
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The A14 chip in the new iPad Air is a screamer in terms of performance -- and it gives us some vital clues of what to expect in the first Apple Silicon Macs.
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Photo by Brennan King / The Verge Apple revealed that it has sold more than 500 million iPads over the last 10 years. The announcement was made by CEO Tim Cook during Apple’s “Time Flies” live stream event, in which the company revealed a pair of new Apple Watch devices and an updated base model iPad and new iPad Air. This is the first time Apple has disclosed how many iPads it’s sold after the company said in November 2018 it would no longer reveal unit sales of iPhones, iPads, and Macs in its quarterly earnings reports. The new eight-generation base model iPad announced today sports a 10.2-inch screen and an A12 chipset, first seen in the iPad Air and iPad mini models released last year. The new iPad Air announced today comes with the new A14 Bionic chip and design... Continue reading…
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The days when graphics cards were simple boring slabs of green plastic and pieces of metal are pretty much ancient history now. As more powerful graphics cards become bigger, the opportunity to give them some visual personality and flair has also opened up. More than just cold, hard numbers, the likes of AMD and NVIDIA have taken to selling new … Continue reading
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An unexpected discovery in the clouds of Venus has scientists buzzing.
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(Simons Foundation) An infinite chain of hydrogen atoms is just about the simplest bulk material imaginable -- a never-ending single-file line of protons surrounded by electrons. Yet a new computational study combining cutting-edge methods finds that the material boasts remarkable quantum properties, including the chain transforming from a magnetic insulator into a metal. The computational methods used in the study present a significant step toward custom-designing materials with sought-after properties, such as high-temperature superconductivity.
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Brits are getting adventurous with accommodation for their staycation holidays, with more people looking for unique boltholes and beds for the night.According to Air BnB, cabins, treehouses and farm stays have been the most searched-for unique homes on the platform. But people are also searching for boats, yurts and even private islands. They know how to holiday. If you’re keen to give your staycation a little upgrade, have a look at the top 10 quirky Airbnb stays for your future trip.Related... Forget The Hotspots, Here's How To Plan A Day Trip That Delivers The Rowan Yurt, Holmfirth, YorkshireIt’s like camping, with a bit of pizazz. This glamping yurt is set in a woodland on the edge of farmland in the Yorkshire Pennine hills. You’ll get your own stove, private kitchen and bathroom – and a hot tub. We’re sold.Prices from £120 a night. Treehouse Retreat, Elham, East KentYou can sleep up to two guests in this actual treehouse – a childhood dream. The space is nested up in between three sturdy oak trees and the house itself is made from recycled timbers. You’ll get lush views of the north downs from your windows. There’s a heater and double glazing so you won’t get too cold, plus a space to cook, a Nespresso machine (yay) and a music system.Prices from £99 a night. Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage, Tobermory, ScotlandYou don’t get to stay in the actual lighthouse, but you’ll be very nearby. The former Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage is in a really remote location on the Isle of Mull – if you’re looking for some peace and quiet. It can take up to six guests, and you access it by foot via a coastal footpath walk from Tobermory. You couldn’t get much more secluded if you tried.   Prices from £152 a night. Wooden Cabin On Secluded Island, Badachro, ScotlandThere are a few things you need to know about this cottage, according to the owners: there’s a difficult climb down to the island; it has a detached toilet and shower; and there’s limited heating in the winter months. Still keen? You’ll be holidaying in complete privacy in a gorgeous, green wooden cabin cottage for you and one other. Oh, and torches are provided free of charge. Prices from £150 a night. Bubble Den, Portglenone, Northern IrelandThis is as cool as it looks. It sleeps two people and you can literally sleep under the stars as the outer layer of the den is transparent – yep, people will be able to see you too, but it’s pretty remote so that shouldn’t be a problem. One reviewer even called the stay “flawless”, so we’d say it’s up there as one of the best. Prices from £165 a night.Riverside Cabin, Constantine, CornwallThis hand-built home sleeps up to four guests and is surrounded by woodland (like many of these unique retreats).You will wake up to the sound of the wind in the leaves, and tinkling water and the crackling fire to relax you. It has a fire pit for outdoor cooking and a stream to paddle in. Prices from £125 a night. Secluded Airship, Drimnin, ScotlandYes, you really can stay in an airship. It’s an “iconic, insulated aluminium pod designed by Roderick James with views of the Sound of Mull from dragonfly windows”, according to the owners. Gaze at the stars and enjoy some breathtaking views. Prices from £150 a night. Castle, Portpatrick, ScotlandYou might have noticed the slight pattern here... that a lot of the quirky UK Airbnbs are in Scotland. So maybe it’s time to take a trip? This is a private and self-contained apartment inside an Edwardian historic castle. There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and it sleeps eight people comfortably. Prices from £97 a night. Luxury Cabin, HerefordshireThis modern cabin is on the corner of an organic farm – you get your own veranda and a private hot tub (which is always a selling point, let’s be honest). It’s a five minute walk to the market town of Kington, with eight pubs to choose from. What more could you want?Prices from £92 a night. Geodesic Dome, NorthumberlandThis site is completely off grid – there’s water in containers, solar power, and a composting toilet. So you’ll have a complete back-to-basics experience here but hey, we all need to switch off once in a while don’t we? Added benefits include a fire pit, decking with beautiful views, and a wood-fired hot tub. Prices from £125 a night. Related... 11 Totally Invaluable Reviews Of UK Tourist Destinations For Your Staycation 5 Reasons You Should Book A Beach Staycation This Autumn The 'Work Staycation' Is On The Rise. Here's Why People Are Doing It
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With the US election looming, Google says it will put a block on certain autocomplete suggestions in search that could surface misinformation.
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If you need a Wi-Fi network that can cover a large area in your home or office, the best mesh routers are great at giving you both fast speed and broad range.
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Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images Ninja’s back on Twitch, exclusively, in a multiyear deal with the site. It’s another big move for Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who’s had quite a year even aside from the ongoing pandemic. Last August, he left Twitch for an exclusive deal with Mixer — which shut down at the end of June, scrapped for parts over at Facebook Gaming. He walked away from the wreckage in much better shape than the rest of his peers on the site (save for Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek), reportedly with the full amount of his seven-figure contract in his pockets. And today, Blevins comes home to Twitch. A new chapter, only on @Twitch pic.twitter.com/cv2qFFFI0p— Ninja (@Ninja) September 10, 2020 It’s a big deal, not least because of how his channel was mishandled after... Continue reading…
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The interior gets a much-needed infotainment update, too.
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In a recent study, scientists could tell if people were intoxicated just by looking at their phones’ motion data.
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So you like our media brand Shift? You should join our Shift event track at TNW2020, where you’ll hear how data, autonomy, and connectivity are fueling the future of mobility.  This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. From the end of rush hour and season tickets to hailing a bus like a cab, coronavirus could change the way we… This story continues at The Next Web
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It's not actually called Pretflix, but it should be.
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The famed investor's entry point could prove to be "very attractive" if he partners with the Japanese giants, one analyst says.
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Honda and General Motors plan to team up on new models for North America, potentially sharing platforms for both electric and internal combustion vehicles with a variety of body styles. The non-binding memorandum of understanding follows the two automaker’s earlier agreement to jointly-develop two new Honda EVs based on the GM Ultium platform that will power upcoming cars like the … Continue reading
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People are falling crazy in love with Chico the parrot and his soulful Beyoncé renditions.The 9-year-old yellow-crowned Amazon parrot lives at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park in the east Midlands, and he’s winning hearts there and online with his impressive cover of the pop queen’s 2008 hit “If I Were a Boy.”I mean, listen to him! View this post on InstagramA post shared by Official Chico Parrot (@chicoparrot) on Sep 1, 2020 at 11:36am PDTA park spokesperson told the Boston Standard that Chico has been at the park a little over 18 months and gets on with his bird and human pals alike.“Only being nine-years-old means he has many years of entertaining in front of him and, who knows, Simon Cowell may have started X Factor for animals by then!” the spokesperson said.And Chico’s no one-hit bird. According to his former owner Julie Gregory, he can also belt out “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga, “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley and “Firework” by Katy Perry.Videos of his Beyoncé cover won him headlines at home and abroad, and his fan base (Birdhive?) can’t get enough.“I’m in love with him saw him yesterday,” one fan wrote on Facebook. “He told me he was a good boy then started singing I stood there in amazement.”“Chico saves 2020. Officially,” a commenter said on Chico’s Instagram.“Such talent, I am amazed,” wrote another.And there you have it. A parrot that sings Beyoncé better than most of us.Related... 16 Things Black People Want Their White Friends To Know The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week What The Death Of Our Family Dog Taught Me About Unconditional Love
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Realme has just unveiled its cheapest 5G smartphone, the Realme V3 5G. It only costs $147 and is probably the most affordable 5G phone on ... The post Realme V3 5G launched as the cheapest 5G smartphone in the market appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Beware the three options of the apocalypse Who, Me?  Remember when September seemed so far away? Those of you still working from your bedroom since March should probably have changed your pyjamas by now. We'll wait. When you're ready, enjoy a tale from the Who, Me? vault courtesy of a reader who knows all about unplanned undergarment changes.…
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Few have garnered quite as much attention as the Toyota Supra. It turns heads, raises smiles and sparks conversations.
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The LG InstaView Range has a built-in air fry mode and a quirky knock-to-look-inside feature.
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More than half our energy came from wind-battered turbines during the storm.
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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: there’s no reason why bikes, even full-sized ones, need to take up so much space. Bikes are mostly super-thin devices — except for those pesky handlebars. Charge, a respected bike company that ironically only began selling electric bikes a few months ago, seems to feel the same way. The company’s svelte lineup of three quite-different ebikes maintains one crucial feature: the handlebars and pedals fold, allowing the bikes to occupy a footprint just a few inches wide. To illustrate, here’s how much space the bike takes up normally: And here is… This story continues at The Next Web
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