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You can add a column in Excel by right-clicking or using the "Insert" option in the "Home" tab.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Columns organize data in Excel, and are often used as categories with headers to sort cells.You can simply right-click on an existing column to add another column immediately before it.To add multiple columns, highlight the desired number of columns before clicking "Insert."Check out the products mentioned in this article:
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A few days Nokia and Flipkart announced that they are collaborating to bring Nokia-branded smart TVs to the Indian market.At the time, there was no information about the Nokia TV.The most recent report regarding this TV shows that it has gotten the certification of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).This certification shows that the Nokia TV will feature a 55-inch 4K UHD panel.According to a BIS certification, the Nokia smart TV comes with model number 55CAUHDN.Besides this, there is not much information about this TV.
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Xpeng Motors has brought onboard smartphone maker Xiaomi as a strategic investor, as the Alibaba-backed new energy vehicle (NEV) startup announced $400 million in Series C funding.Why it matters: Xpeng’s hefty haul comes against a macro-industrial backdrop of falling sales after subsidies for electric vehicles were cut over the summer, creating an increasingly difficult funding environment for NEV startups.Major players including Nio are struggling to get close to sales targets as NEV deliveries stalled in the second half of the year.Sales fell sequentially for three consecutive months beginning in July, while year-on-year rates of decline deepened from 4.7% in July to 34.2% in September.It is a business that is still very much in the ramping up stage and we have to invest in research and development, in building our sales and services network, and completing our manufacturing plant, which we aim to have built by the end of this year.We have been working closely with Xiaomi on smart devices and they have the IoT leadership in China, and even globally, and smart auto could be a very good extension of the ecosystem.”
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Within the next two years, the US and Europe will require all new electric and hybrid vehicles to make noise at low speeds so pedestrians hear them coming.But automakers and regulators are still not settled on what that noise should sound like.The idea was developed in cooperation with digital innovation firm The Electric Factory, a professional sound designer, and a “smart cities expert.” The group doesn’t go into too much detail on the website for the project, which is called Hy (an abbreviation of “harmony”), but a press release accompanying the announcement explains that they chose certain bandwidth and frequency ranges that are supposed to generate “improvements in growth, biomass, stomata (which favors water absorption and light use), and favoring cell division, fluids in cell walls, and protective enzymes.”It’s a kooky idea, especially when viewed through the Hy Project’s promotional video, which could nearly be mistaken for parody.But as other automakers hesitate to share their low-speed noise plans, or in some cases even lobby for delays in the regulations, Ayax president Alejandro Curcio sees an opportunity for both his company and his country.As the first company in Latin America to assemble Toyota’s Hilux pickup truck in the 20th century, Curcio says the Japanese automaker (along with other companies) has continued to use Uruguay as a test bed for new ideas.
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The kids of the many will have to be happy with a packet of crisps for Christmas handed over by a shop assistant wearing a seasonally coloured SPAR hat, as the fortunate children of the super-rich few are the only ones allowed to enjoy a visit with Santa in the privacy of the Harrods grotto.The upmarket department store for people who do not shop around has installed a basic limit of £2,000 on the amount that must be spent in-store before their children qualify to visit the old man who's pretending to be Santa.Like, some people spend £2,000 in one shop, and don't emerge with a car or deposit for a flat in return.That's their usual shopping bill.Oh but there's more too.The families who do somehow blow £2,000 on hams and jumpers and candy canes with edible gold leaf horn handle detailing and whatnot must then spend a further £20 to book an appointment with Santa.
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I dag den 11 november inträffar Singles day, vilket också har kommit att bli den största e-handelsdagen i världen.Den ursprungligen kinesiska shoppinghögtiden har också gjort e-handelsjätten Alibaba till vinnare.Under de första nio timmarna under årets Singles day sålde Alibaba för 23 miljarder dollar, motsvarande 223 miljarder kronor, skriver Reuters.Därmed har man ökat försäljningen med 25 procent jämfört med samma tidsspann förra året.Summan motsvarar också två tredjedelar av den amerikanska konkurrenten Amazons totala försäljning under det senaste kvartalet.Reuters skriver dock att analytiker räknar med att totala dygnsförsäljningen för Alibaba troligtvis inte kommer nå upp till förra årets nivåer, då den kinesiska ekonomin för kinesiska konsumenter inte är lika stark som förra hösten.
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It marks Xiaomi’s entry into the smartwatch category, a segment that is yet to see something great.Android-compatible smartwatches haven’t really taken off ever since Android Wear was announced years ago.Xiaomi’s approach is a little different, where it is not only creating the hardware platform but also designing a skin over Wear OS.Some 40+ major Chinese apps have been designed specifically for the Mi Watch, such as TikTok, Nio, QQ Messenger, etc.Xiaomi's XiaoAI assistant is also integrated.It is a 1.78-inch AMOLED display with a toughened curved glass on top.
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Lawpath, a legal startup based out of Australia, has closed an A$4.4 million (US$3 million) oversubscribed funding round led by Adcock Private Equity.Pollenizer Investments, LegalZoom, Fort Street Advisors, Machdoch Ventures, and Nick Abrahams, head of innovation for global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, also participated in the round.Since 2014, Lawpath has been providing online legal solutions aimed at saving time and costs compared to traditional systems for businesses and individuals.Currently, the company claims to operate a marketplace with 1,000 online lawyers.Both clients and lawyers can sign up for its platform, which is now being used by about 1% of small and medium-sized businesses in Australia, said Lawpath CEO Dominic Woolrych in a statement.Over 2 million Australians also visit the platform each year to seek legal aid, the head exec added.
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Detta sedan Northzone pressat på för en försäljning till betaljätten Klarna, eller någon annan utvald intressent, enligt flera källor till Di Digital.Svenska Qapital har de senaste åren rönt stora framgångar på andra sidan Atlanten.Sedan starten har grundarna lyckats locka närmare en halv miljard kronor i riskvilligt kapital från etablerade investerare som Industrifonden, Inbox Capital och Northzone.Qapital gjorde en förlust på hela 190 miljoner kronor i fjol, vilket var en ökning med 23 procent från året innan.Enligt uppgifter till Di Digital har ambitionen varit att ta in ytterligare 140 Mkr, motsvarande 15 miljoner dollar, senast i september i år.Det ena alternativet har varit att resa mycket pengar, gå med stora förluster i flera år, och sedan räkna hem det i slutänden.
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Microsoft revamps suite as single applicationIgnite Microsoft has released a public preview of a new Office for mobile devices, combining Excel, Word and PowerPoint into a single application and adding new features for quick actions such as converting images to text or creating and signing PDFs.This new app for iOS and Android was announced today at the company's Ignite event in Orlando, Florida.Microsoft is calling the new application by the imaginative name of "Office".It does not replace the existing mobile apps, at least not initially, but provides the full features of the current products – absolutely nothing is taken away, The Register was told – while taking less space than installing the three separate apps as well as adding new capabilities.Therefore, there is little reason to prefer the old apps unless you only use one or two of them, or find the additional features a distraction.
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Even with heaven and hell breaking in two in World of Warcraft‘s next expansion, Shadowlands, which was revealed at Blizzcon 2019, one of the more exciting prospects was its reveal of the mysterious Torghast.Toted as something players would “challenge” after exploring the expansion’s new zones, it was immediately clear that this is Shadowlands‘ answer to end-game content.But after an hour-long Deep Dive session at this year’s Blizzcon, we now know just enough to think of Torghast as something else entirely.Torghast, and the Maw that surrounds it, is less of an end-game raid and more of a dynamic dungeon for solo players or small groups of friends.Whether you go in alone or in a group, the content scales to your composition, making it easily accessible for groups struggling to track down a tank or healer.Before players can climb Torghast, they’ll first need to work their way through The Maw.
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Amazon Web Services is one of the largest cloud computing platforms in the world.When you have a massive platform like that, you need a ton of people with the skills to support it.If you want to be one of them, the Amazon Web Services Technical Training has your back.It’s used by top companies like Twitch, ESPN, and Netflix to power content.Over the course of only seven hours, this learning kit will help you leap into the Amazon Web Services environment.The first lessons cover terminology and introduce you to the AWS management console.
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With popular models such as the Google Nest Hub (formerly the Google Home Hub) and the Amazon Echo Show 5 leading the way, the smart display category has blossomed over the past year.Note that the products discussed here are independently chosen by our editors.You can often find the Nest Hub (formerly called the Google Home Hub) on sale for $100 or less, making it an affordable entry point for the category.The touchscreen is a little small at 7 inches, but the adaptive brightness makes pictures look particularly great.Unlike most of the other smart displays (and unlike its new big brother, the Nest Hub Max), the Nest Hub doesn't have a camera, but that might be a bonus if you have privacy concerns and want to put it on your bedside table.A sunrise alarm feature helps ease you out of your sleep with a screen that starts getting brighter 15 minutes before your scheduled wake-up time.
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It’s also the biggest, which can make it a bit awkward to install, but as long as you’re careful it’s not difficult.If you’re still on the fence about what motherboard to buy, here are some great options for gamers.We’d also recommend good lighting so that you can see what you’re doing and make sure to have your motherboard manual handy if you have any questions that are specific about your board.They are male screws with a female head, letting you screw the motherboard into them directly.Refer to your motherboard and case manual (or look for eATX, ATX, mATX, or ITX notes on the motherboard tray) to find out which ones you need to screw in and where.If you feel the need to, it’s usually because the standoff alignment isn’t right.
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Proud CEO Cook hails a 'remarkable year'... perhaps for all the wrong reasonsApple has always been able to conjure magic of sorts – be it hardware, software or services based – that captures the imagination and the wallets of its loyal users.But in fiscal '19, Apple performed an altogether different kind of act, a vanishing one: it managed to make $5bn of sales revenue disappear.This was always going to be something of an annus horribilis for Apple after the world's most valuable maker of shiny stuff reported a Q1 – historically the busiest period of its year - that was below seasonal norms.Things didn't improve in Q2; came in flat on an annual comparison in Q3 (PDF); but showed some signs of improvement in Q4 (PDF) numbers that were released last night.Revenue for Apple's final quarter of the financial year ended 28 September edged up 2 per cent to $64.040bn.
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Scott Painter, the founder of SoftBank-backed car leasing startup Fair.com, has resigned following last week’s layoffs and announcement of a planned restructuring, The Verge has learned.SoftBank’s Adam Hieber is taking over as interim CEO.Painter’s brother, who was Fair’s CFO, left the company last week.“As I’ve said so often in the last few days - - what we do hasn’t changed; how we do it must change,” Painter said in an email to staff that was obtained by The Verge.“I’m so incredibly proud of the company and the team we have built, and I’m not going anywhere.I will continue to be Fair’s fiercest advocate, and I’m here to support the entire team, including the team of experts we’ve brought in to help sharpen Fair’s focus on sustainable growth.”
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Nokia to “progressively mitigate these issues”The road to 5G is a winding one, and it may yet turn out to be one of the shibboleths of our time.The new standard certainly throws up ample challenges.Even mobile network operators sound caution.T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray noted in an April 2019 blog that millimeter-wave spectrum (mmWave) “will never materially scale beyond small pockets of 5G hotspots.”*Critics note that even in dense urban environments, “obstacles” – like that rather common urban obstacle, buildings – put a dampener on the idea of seamless mmWave 5G connectivity.
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Google wants to use Project Treble to “help manufacturers update devices to new versions of Android more quickly.” This might not come as much of a shock to those of you that’ve been watching the development of Google’s Project Treble since inception.There’s been a debate over the past decade on whether Google should try to emulate the model Apple has with the iPhone with iOS updates – regardless of the extreme differences between the two company’s methods in hardware sales and software development.Again, this might not seem shocking.It might even seem like common sense – of course Google should try to make their latest version of Android accessible by as many people as possible, right?They’ve charted 400+ days after the launch of each of these versions of Android.It’s clear that the number of people downloading and loading the newest version of Android in the 400 days after it’s launched is increasing, year over year.
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Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.Visibility can often mean the difference between failure and success for small businesses, corporations and entrepreneurs.I love NPR’s podcast, How I Built This, detailing the stories of successful founders.The founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK cold-called a local news outlet and got his strange new company that hauls trash a front-page feature story that put him on the map.Similarly, makeup artist and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown described her hugest “aha” moment as landing a Vogue makeup feature followed by a cover story.Any entrepreneur or business owner can use PR to their advantage if they know how to create winning pitches that result in meaningful coverage.
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Xiaomi MIUI 11 stable update is currently rolling out to a couple of Xiaomi devices.Considering the feedback that it has received so far, Xiaomi also listed the 7 most popular features on MIUI 11.Xiaomi’s new system comes with a special display pattern relative to previous versions.This has become one of the most popular features of MIUI 11.Its ever-changing kaleidoscope reflects the beauty of light and the polka-dot dial expresses a mathematical rhythm.In addition, users can custom the text patter.
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Volvo is setting up a new business area for autonomous transport as it ramps up its ambitions in the driverless vehicle realm.With Volvo Autonomous Solutions, the Swedish automotive giant is committing to breaking out its financials specifically relating to self-driving trucks, a process that will start after the change is actioned on January 1, 2020.The company suggested that this level of profit-and-loss disclosure will help it accelerate its goals in the burgeoning driverless vehicle industry by offering greater transparency to shareholders.“It is a logical next step for us to gather expertise and resources in a new business area with profit-and-loss responsibility to take autonomous transport solutions to the next level,” said Volvo president and CEO Martin Lundstedt.However, this news should be juxtaposed against Volvo’s third-quarter financials, where it has just reported a 45% year-on-year (YoY) drop in orders compared to the same period last year.It’s clear Volvo wants to appease shareholders by demonstrating that it’s looking to — and preparing for — a big transition to an autonomous future.
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Disney’s Lady and the Tramp isn’t just the studio’s latest live-action adaptation of an animated classic that we could all just stay at home it watch, it’s an unsettling look at the current state of the VFX and animation techniques that are making it possible for animals to talk and emote like humans, which is terrifying to see in action.Let’s say you’re a dog person who loves the moments when you can see a furry friend’s personality shine through, even though they aren’t able to speak and explicitly tell you what they’re thinking.It’s cute when dogs telegraph their happiness, but the latest Lady and the Tramp trailer demonstrates how downright terrifying it would be if your dog just opened its mouth and made a joke in perfect English.It’s a movie about dogs falling in love, sure, but...it’s just weird to see so much humanity in animals that are interacting with actual living, breathing people.Lady and the Tramp and those nightmarish dog faces will bound onto Disney+ on 12 November.
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Farmland coverage from unmanned aerial system (UAS) fleets from Chinese agricultural drone maker XAG will triple this year in Xinjiang’s cotton defoliation operation, the company said on Monday.Why it matters: Agricultural technology, or agritech, is an important part of the central government’s “Made in China 2025” initiative, which will help improve safety, productivity, and thus profits in rural China, home to the country’s poorest populations.Xinjiang’s cotton crop is increasingly harvested mechanically, a change which accounted for 30% of the harvest in 2018.The vast majority of China’s cotton crop is grown in the Xinjiang region.The firm said the drones are a “harvest aid” that serves as an alternative to tedious, expensive labor and increases harvest yield.Drones are less destructive than heavy machinery typically required to distribute adequate spray coverage, which XAG says could result in the loss of RMB 16,000 (around $2,260) to RMB 19,200 per 65-hectare cotton field.
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According to a letter sent by Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, about 350 more staffers at the not-a-cab company are being laid off across multiple departments, marking its third major round of layoffs in about as many months.Uber, which has underperformed in the market since going public, sent 400 members of its marketing team packing in July.They were joined by a combined 435 product and engineering staffers who were downsized in September.Including the 350 employees euphemistically axed from divisions such as self-driving tech, marketing, and recruiting today, Uber has let go a little more than 4 per cent of its global workforce.In his note obtained by CNBC, Khosrowshahi describes these 350 departing employees as “the last wave” of layoffs.He also, as in previous rounds of downsizing, made a point of describing the fired workers as dead weight, rather than human sacrifices so the perennially money-losing operation can seem like a sounder investment (a tactic which unfortunately seems to work more often than not, at least in the short term).
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When your occupation explicitly requires you to go into places everyone else is desperately trying to flee, you know you’re performing a service few people would be capable of.But could technology help make firefighters’ jobs a bit less dangerous?That’s the hope of Prometeo, a Spanish team that has won IBM’s Call for Code 2019 competition.“[Call for Code is] a perfect balance between technology and helping others,” Josep Ràfols, team captain of Prometeo, told Digital Trends.Prometeo has developed an A.I.-based platform that’s able to monitor firefighter health and safety in real time.It does this using a wearable device, about the size of an iPhone, which gathers environmental data about the conditions firefighters are experiencing.
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on The day of the announcement of the Nobel prize in physics.on the Subject range from the largest of which is the discovery, in 2017, the waves from black holes colliding - the detection of gravitational waves - for the unveiling of the two years in the past about how the universe's tiny particles of neutrinos change identity. < A name as mentioned in advance of, is astropartikelfysikern Francis Halzen, the man behind the giant telescope and the Icecube detector down below in the Antarctic ice.the Instrument is searching for neutrinos from the most violent space phenomenon, like exploding stars, gamma rays, black holes, and neutron stars.it is a way for you to search for the black materia, and it can reveal the processes that are associated with the most energiladdade the shape of the particles in the environment.the woman, who may be considered for the award, the Danish physicist, Lene Vestergaard Hau, who applied the brakes and stopped the light of day.
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With the Wall Street Journal’s report that Google is set to buy TikTok rival Firework generating some industry buzz, it is possible that Computer Business Review’s readers may be asking the question – and wondering if their business should care.So when Twitter shut down micro-video service Vine on January 17, 2017, something had to step into the void.To those with short memories, Vine was a popular social media platform, jam-packed with looping micro-videos of people largely younger than you, performing, pranking, twerking, screaming and more, over 6.5 seconds.Twitter, unable to monetise it as a standalone platform the way it wanted after buying it in 2012 for a reported $30 million, ultimately pulled the plug, bundling the technology into its own video service in 2017.(Critics variously blame Vine’s tardiness in adding new features, the rise of Instagram, and bad management…)TikTok, founded in 2017, is owned by Shanghai-based ByteDance (founded in 2012 by ex-Microsoft engineer Zhang Yiming).
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Plus: Space suits, walks and a new Crew DragonRoundup How's your World Space Week shaping up?End of the line for Jason-2The mission of the joint US-European Jason-2 spacecraft came to an end last week after the vehicle's power system deteriorated and officials took the decision to switch it off.The final decommissioning of Jason-2 will be performed by the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) on 10 October amid concern about the risk posed to other satellites from the potentially derelict and out-of-control hulk.The Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) has far exceeded expectations.
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(Reuters) — U.S. payments processor PayPal said on Friday it was leaving Libra Association, the entity managing the Facebook-led effort to build global digital currency Libra, making it the first member to exit the group.PayPal said it would forgo any further participation in the group and would instead focus on its own core businesses.“We remain supportive of Libra’s aspirations and look forward to continued dialogue on ways to work together in the future,” PayPal said in a statement.In response, Geneva-based Libra Association said it was aware of the challenges ahead in its attempts to “reconfigure” the financial system.“The type of change that will reconfigure the financial system to be tilted toward people, not the institutions serving them, will be hard.Commitment to that mission is more important to us than anything else.
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Black Friday is coming down the pike in less than two months, but if you need a new computer, then you probably need it now.Thankfully, there are almost always good laptop deals to be found if you’re a savvy online shopper, and Dell has a few XPS ultrabook specials on tap right now on a few of our favorite laptops.The Dell XPS series aren’t just our favorites, though; they also easily (and consistently) rank among the best laptops that money can buy.The Dell XPS 13 is a particularly fine example of how this decades-old PC maker has kept up with the times, but the XPS line also features a great 15-inch model – not to mention touchscreen and 2-in-1 versions of both of these superb ultrabooks.The Dell XPS 13 is our favorite laptop right now, and it has held its top spot among the competition for quite some time.That’s because Dell has kept its cutting-edge flagship ultrabook nicely updated over the years, and the 2018 refresh is nearly perfect.
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