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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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Google today is publicly reporting a new zero-day vulnerability in Android that potentially affects a number of devices.The vulnerability is particularly worrisome because it can allow bad actors to take control of an affected device.Strangely enough, this security flaw has already been patched once, but apparently it still exists within more recent versions of Android.More specifically, Google explains in its Project Zero bug tracker that this flaw was patched in the 4.14 LTS kernel, AOSP android 3.18 kernel, AOSP android 4.4 kernel, and AOSP android 4.9 kernel back in December 2017.However, based on source code review, Google says that a decent variety of devices running Android 8.x or later still appear to be vulnerable.Check out the list below:
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Regeringen vill göra det obligatoriskt att redovisa klimatpåverkan i samband med försäljning eller marknadsföring av långväga resor med buss, tåg, flyg eller färja, enligt ett pressmeddelande från infrastrukturdepartementet.Myndigheten Trafikanalys får i uppdrag att lämna förslag på hur en klimatdeklaration kan utformas så den blir begriplig för konsumenterna.Trafikanalys ska också lämna förslag på vilka aktörer som ska omfattas av kravet och hur det kan införas."Transportsektorn är nyckeln i klimatomställningen och ansvaret för det vilar tungt på mig som infrastrukturminister men det ska också vara lätt för individen att ta sitt ansvar", säger infrastrukturminister Tomas Eneroth, enligt pressmeddelandet.Uppdraget till Trafikanalys är en del av genomförandet av januariavtalet mellan Socialdemokraterna, MP, C och L.
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This is analogous to having an automotive engine company building what they want – say a 16-cylinder engine – and having the car manufacturers build around it.The way most manufacturing works is the engineers designing the product come up with a spec for a major component, and the component maker builds the part to the spec.When you do it backward, the tail is wagging the dog, and the product is sub-optimal.During the Surface launch this week, Microsoft showcased three breakout products.Granted, the Neo isn’t due until this time next year, and things could change, but Intel is the segment leader, so getting them on board with this new concept was critical to that concept’s success.[ Further reading: Review: Office 2019 is the best advertisement yet for Office 365 ]
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Android Auto is arguably one of Android’s oddest official incarnations, almost like a stepchild that exists only to have a Google version of Apple CarPlay.Development of new features haven’t exactly been fast-paced nor exhilarating and, worse, the rollout of features have been even slower.Take for example the wireless connection that would make Android Auto even safer to interact with.Now more than a year after it launched, the feature is finally rolling out to some phones other than the Google Pixel.Android Auto is both a form of Android itself but also an interface for Android phones in cars.The latter happens primarily via USB cables, which can be cumbersome, not to mention a bit dangerous when fighting off tangles and such.
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NuSpace, which provides internet-of-things connectivity and data platform services from space using nano-satellites, has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Japan-based venture capital firm Beenext.With the funding, NuSpace will be able to build a constellation of nano-satellites to bring IoT connectivity to places previously not economically feasible, such as in the middle of the ocean, the company said in a statement.It plans to launch a technology demonstration satellite by the end of 2020 and complete the deployment of the constellation by the end of 2022.NuSpace, which is a spin-off from the National University of Singapore, was founded by Ng Zhen Ning and Luo Sha, who are researchers at the NUS Faculty of Engineering.The company was backed by Singapore-based Origgin at the very early stage.It was also incubated under the NUS Graduate Research Innovation Program, where it received seed funding of S$100,000.
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Framtiden för Zound Industries är ännu osäker.I april i år gick Zound Industries ut offentligt och förklarade att ägare som kontrollerar 90 procent av aktierna står bakom en försäljning eller börsnotering av bolaget.Om ägarna väljer en notering så vill vi kunna genomföra en nyemission.Men i början av september höll ägarna en extra bolagsstämma, enligt färska handlingar från Bolagsverket som Di Digital tagit del av.Där beslutades det att öppna upp för en nyemission.Patrik Linzenbold är ir-chef på Zound Industries.
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Twitter is rolling out its spam and abuse filter for Direct Messages, a month and a half after the company announced it had started testing the feature.The filter will be available on Twitter’s iOS, Android and Web apps.The filter adds a new view to the Additional Messages inbox, where DMs from people you don’t follow go.If you click on it, messages that potentially contain offensive content also have their previews hidden, with an option to delete the message without opening it first.We tested, and turns out filters help you cut through the noise to find gems.So we’re rolling out this filter to everyone on iOS, Android, and web!
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A giant, Jupiter-like planet has been discovered by astronomers in a unique place, orbiting a small red dwarf star.According to researchers, who published their work on Thursday in the journal Science, finding such a large planet near a tiny star could force astronomers to rethink how planets form.Red dwarf stars are the most common type of star in the universe and comprise more than 70 percent of those in the cosmos.Scientists reportedly used astronomical observatories in Spain and California to analyze the red dwarf star GJ 3512, which is 31 light-years from Earth and about one-eighth the sun's mass.INCA CHILD SACRIFICE VICTIMS CAME FROM ALL OVER THE EMPIRE, SCIENTISTS SAY"The statistics of exoplanets found till now seem to indicate that low-mass stars typically host small planets like Earth or mini-Neptunes," Morales told Space.com.
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Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours.We closed the day, September 19 2019, at a price of $10,266.That’s a minor 0.64 percent increase in 24 hours, or $65.We’re still 48 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $184,240,949,577.Yesterday’s volume of $19,937,691,247 was the highest in thirty-three days, 30 percent above the year’s average, and 55 percent below the year’s high.
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Police have now arrested at least 19 environmental activists who threatened to fly drones and disrupt air travel at Heathrow Airport in protest of the planned construction of a third runway at the UK’s main air hub, the Guardian reported on Saturday.The protesters are an offshoot of the Extinction Rebellion movement, which has been at the centre of high-profile climate protests across the country including shutting down parts of London and running naked in the House of Commons earlier this year; after those prior protests, the House of Commons declared a climate change emergency.The group at Heathrow on Saturday, called Heathrow Pause, said they wanted to illustrate the “dangerous folly” of expanding the airport – already the single largest source of carbon emissions in the UK.Building a third runway would enable 700 more flights out of Heathrow a day, contributing further to double-digit surges (26 per cent) in the amount of carbon pollution European countries generate via air travel in the past five years.In a manifesto, Heathrow Pause said that “It is a crime against humanity – and all life on earth – to support carbon intensive infrastructure projects.”In a press release, Heathrow Pause said that it had flown three drones on Friday morning near the airport’s exclusion zone, where unsanctioned flight is banned (and violations can cause serious delays).
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