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Signed up to Disney Plus yet?With the launch of the much-hyped Disney streaming service now here, the first hordes of viewers will be descending on the service to start browsing, bingeing and bellowing at their favorite Disney Plus titles.Disney Plus may not have the breadth of content as say, Netflix or Amazon Prime, but there’s certainly enough to start with for the launch library, especially as there are now double the number of Marvel movies on the platform as we expected.If you feel spoilt for choice, or just don’t know what your priority should be, here are the top three shows and films the TechRadar team will be ticking off first.It's more directly inspired by Westerns than any previous live-action entry set in this universe – based on the first episode, at least.Its lead character doesn't talk much, and the show generally feels like the least-talky Star Wars has ever been, with all that busy lore pushed into the background in favor of a straightforward storytelling style.
A new Fortnite survival strategy has gone viral and some players are frustrated about it.The method involves the Flopper, which is an in-game orange fish that can be found in the game’s lakes and used to regain some health.A new video highlights how the Flopper can be used as part of a strategy to stay in the Storm for as long as possible, helping give the player an edge over their opponents.It’s not unusual for Fortnite players to develop unique strategies using available in-game items and vehicles.Sometimes these strategies involve taking advantage of bugs or unanticipated side effects of new items; others simply involve using items the way they’re intended but highlighting the way those items can end up giving the player a serious advantage.We see the latter case in a new video from streamer and pro Fortnite player Bugha, who recently used the game’s Replay Mode to figure out how an opponent managed to destroy his squad from within the Storm.
Educational institutions main target during September spikeThey found that more than half of DDoS attacks in the third quarter happen in the month of September.Overall attacks were up just over 30 per cent compared to the second quarter and increased by a similar amount compared to the same period last year.But unlike other periods, the growth is mostly down to quite simple methods rather than an increase in smart, application-based attacks.That and the targeting of mainly education sites – 60 per cent of stopped attacks were against either schools, universities or electronic journals – led Kaspersky to believe that students are to blame for the uptick.The Russian security firm said: "We observed a similar picture last year, since it is due to students returning to school and university.
Litesprite had the vision years ago to use a mobile video game to help patients manage problems such as stress, anxiety, or depression.And that’s a reason that Bayer, the big pharmaceutical giant, selected Seattle-based Litesprite as one of a handful of startups from a field of 750 to go through an accelerator camp in Berlin.Litesprite is taking part in Bayer’s G4A Growth Partnership Track, a competitive program to create novel digital health solutions.Starting in 2012, Litesprite created a game called Sinasprite, which used a fox character named Socks to go on journeys through an animated world.Swatee Surve, CEO of Litesprite, told me in an interview that her company has become better at measuring the impact of the game on the behavior and health of its players.“We look at the results for depression, anxiety, and then improvements in coping skills,” she added.
How familiar are you with some of the more popular Android apps out there?We’re about to find out!Each of the 10 images in this quiz shows a logo of a well-known app and your job is to figure out its name.There are three choices available for each question, only one of which is correct.Press the Start button below if you’re up for the challenge, and don’t forget to share your score on social media at the end.Note: If you don’t see a Start button, click here.
Minst 30 miljoner kronor gick upp i rök när byggjätten NCC begravde sitt startupbolag Loop Industries tidigare i år, enligt Di Digitals beräkningar.”Misstaget var att NCC ägde hela bolaget från start”, säger den före detta vd:n Anders Torell.Han gav närmare tre år av sitt liv till NCC:s startuplåda Loop Industries.”Vi vänder oss till traditionella bolag som vill bygga nya, innovativa affärer i en entreprenörsdriven startupmiljö.Det rör sig om en startup i fastighetssektorn.Marknadsplatsen växte, lockade nya användare och såg länge lovande ut.
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories.If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here.Saudi Arabian officials allegedly paid at least two Twitter employees to access personal information on users the government there was interested in, according to recently unsealed court documents.Those users were warned of the attempt in 2015, but the full picture is only now emerging.According to the federal complaint, Twitter employees Ahmad Abouammo and Ali Alzabarah were both approached by the Saudi government, which promised “a designer watch and tens of thousands of dollars” if they could retrieve personal information on certain users.Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping
You may have started hearing about gaming smartphones that boast about some form of water-cooling (technically vapor), but the real titleholders in water-cooled systems are monstrous gaming PC rigs.Not a problem when you have a huge desktop tower, not so much when your gaming computer of choice is a laptop.That’s where Gigabyte’s latest baby comes in.The AORUS RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box claims to be an external graphics enclosure like no other, boasting of the industry’s first water cooling solution inside a graphics dock.Even gaming laptops these days boast of what manufacturers call water or liquid cooling.But even the most powerful gaming laptop doesn’t hold a prayer to the mighty desktop-class graphics cards.
As more companies move their entire infrastructure to the cloud, the need for skilled engineers is greater than ever.Today, you can sign up for the Complete Cloud Computing Bundle and jumpstart a new career for less than $50.Through this collection of learning kits, you’ll gain valuable experience in each of the big three cloud computing platforms: Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud.Mastering just one of the three will help you explore new tech career avenues.120 hours of content will provide you with hands-on practice for the CompTIA and Microsoft certification exams.This bundle is your opportunity to join over one million students who have already utilized the beginner-friendly tutorials of this online training institution.
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You ever look around and notice that bears are notably absent from your newsfeed?That there are neither fat bears nor bears doing crimes anywhere to be found?Reader, there is a clear scarcity of bear blogs, and for that reason, I think it only fair we point you in the right direction.Just a few weeks ago, Katmai National Park in the US state of Alaska returned to bring us its beloved fat bear competition – a bracket-style competition for bear gluttony voted on by the park’s social media following.(These bears, after all, must pack on the pounds before hunkering down for a cold and brutal winter.)This year, a bear named Holly was dubbed “Queen of Corpulence” and therefore fattest bear of them all.
The email — not to mention the programming itself — is straight out of “Office Space.” Little surprise that when Anne Solmssen, a Harvard-trained computer scientist, happened to call a friend recently who was clicking through his own company-sponsored training program, his answer to how it was going was, “It’s more interesting when I have baseball on.”Solmssen has some other ideas about how to make sexual harassment training far more interesting and less “cringe-worthy.” Indeed, she recently joined forces with Roxanne Petraeus, another Harvard grad, to create Ethena, a software-as-a-service startup that’s promising customizable training delivered in bite-size segments that caters to individuals based on how much they already know about sexual harassment in the workplace.The company first came together this past summer led by Petraeus, who joined the U.S. Reserve Officers’ Training Corps to help defray the cost of her Ivy league education and wound up spending seven years in the U.S. Army, including as a civil affairs officer, before cofounding an online meals marketplace, then spending a year with McKinsey & Co. to get a better handle on how businesses are run.Petraeus says that across her experience, and particularly in the Army, she had “great leaders who were super thoughtful” about sexual harassment training, “who cared about their [reports’] development goals and what was happening in their personal lives, and brought out the best in their people, rather than making them feel less than or marginalized.”Still, she was aware that from an institutional standpoint, most harassment training is not thoughtful, that it’s a matter of checking boxes on an annual basis to ensure compliance with different state laws, depending on where an organization is headquartered.“I’d been working for Mark43 for four years, and I wasn’t particularly interested in starting a business,” Solmssen says.
Writing on his Not a Blog, the man behind the Game of Thrones books shared more details on the first prequel series to get the green light, as well as his thoughts on the Age of Heroes show getting cancelled.Plus, he revealed what series House of the Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal actually suggested first.In fact, that was the show he wanted to do initially, but I’m not prepared to bring Dunk & Egg to television until I’ve written quite a few more stories,” Martin wrote.Martin also shared more information about House of the Dragon, the Targaryen-focused spinoff being helmed by Condal and Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik.The prequel, which takes place about 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, is largely based on stores from Fire & Blood, Martin’s companion novel detailing the history of the Targaryen family through their rule of Westeros.It was picked up straight to series with 10 episodes.
Interstellar space exploration has long been the stuff of science fiction, a technological challenge that many engineers believe humans just aren’t up to yet.The researchers have a vision for a mission that could be built with existing technology.Indeed, the group says that if their mission is selected by NASA it could fly as soon as 2030.“This is humanity’s first explicit step into interstellar space,” says Pontus Brandt, a physicist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory who is working on the interstellar probe study.The lab kicked off its Interstellar Probe study last summer at the behest of NASA’s Heliophysics division.The basic idea for the interstellar mission is to launch a spacecraft weighing less than 1,700 pounds on NASA’s massive Space Launch System rocket, which is expected to be ready by 2021.
Indian operator group Vodafone Idea is reportedly looking to refinance its massive debt, while the government mulls a bailout for the whole sector.The Indian telecoms sector is a bit of a mess these days.The arrival of Reliance Jio lowered prices and squeezed profits at a time when capital investment was most needed.Meanwhile the government seems to be doing everything it can to make the situation worse by first giving assistance to some operators, while further hindering others.You could be forgiven for thinking the Indian state is determined to drive incumbents Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel out of business.So it comes as no great surprise to read reports that Vodafone Idea is struggling to meet its debt obligations and wants to renegotiate the terms.
The ballooning internet of things (IoT) segment shows no sign of slowing down.And by 2022, the market is anticipated to be worth $24.88 billion, growing with a 19.75% compound annual interest rate.In an effort to capture a larger slice of it, at IoT Solutions World Congress today Microsoft announced new capabilities in Azure to “simplify” customer journeys and deliver “highly secured” IoT solutions.Azure IoT CVP Sam George said in a blog post that these are intended to help drive better business outcomes across its Azure IoT software-as-a-service (SaaS) suite, which is growing nearly 150% year-over-year and gained over 100 new features this past year.Microsoft said last April that it intends to set aside $5 billion in IoT and the intelligent edge over the next four years, a substantial uptick from the $1.5 billion it spent on those initiatives prior to 2018.By 2020, Gartner predicts there will be more than 20 billion connected devices, and it’s estimated that 9 billion MCU-powered devices are built and deployed globally every year.
Though we'd spotted some exoplanets over the two previous decades, in the 2010s they seemed to be everywhere, including some that look an awful lot like Earth.In 2014, Kepler 186-f, an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone with brilliant red and orange sunsets, was discovered.The decade didn't yield actual aliens anywhere, UFOs, perhaps, but certainly no confirmed close encounters.Musk also got lots of attention by strapping three rockets together and using the Falcon Heavy lift system to send his personal Tesla towards Mars in 2018.Blue Origin, founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has its own vision to establish a presence on the moon and in space stations orbiting Earth.NASA's Dawn became the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid in 2011, and four years later it went on to check out the dwarf planet Ceres and its mysterious bright spots, which appear to be reflective salt deposits.
Neobanking refers to a growing wave of 100% digital banks, which are customer-driven by nature and with a special focus on delivering frictionless money management and payment experience.Of course, internet security remains a key concern, from everything to monitoring by the banks themselves, to ordinary consumers sensibly using the best antivirus.Globally, it is estimated that 73% of all consumer interactions with banks are done via digital channels and, in the UK, 13% of consumers have already taken the plunge with Neobanking.Neobanks challenge incumbents in the financial services industry by relying on technological breakthroughs and constant updates to provide features and services that rival, and often surpass, those offered by the bricks and mortar banks.They can also rely on third-party integrations to save time and money, while also keeping the flexibility to iterate according to customer demand.Even though Neobanks are usually less risk-averse than traditional banks, they must still address customer security as a priority.
Nintendo definitely hit a gold mine when it launched the Switch in 2017.It became one of the most talked-about gaming consoles in the market and is only briefly overshadowed by news on next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft.It also proved its flexibility with the Nintendo Labo cardboard-based DIY system and continues to rake in heavy-hitting titles.Now Nintendo is boasting that it has reached another milestone, surpassing 15 million unit sales within two years in North America alone.In terms of performance, the Switch actually doesn’t hold a candle to the current PS4 and Xbox One consoles.It is, pretty much the equivalent of an Android tablet, except one that is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra X1 chip.
Apex Legends Season 3: Meltdown introduced Crypto as a new playable character, World’s Edge as a new map to replace King’s Canyon, and the Charge Rifle as a new weapon, which apparently is too powerful for the battle royale shooter.The Charge Rifle is an Energy-powered sniper rifle, similar to the Triple Take.However, unlike the more traditional Triple Take, the Charge Rifle’s shot comes in two forms.The weapon initially fires a small laser that deals medium damage, before firing a much stronger beam that deals massive damage.In World’s Edge, where players can camp in a multitude of locations across several areas, the Charge Rifle is a very difficult problem for opposing players when it is in the hands of a skillful sniper.The addition of the Charge Rifle is one of the few connections of Apex Legends to the Titanfall series, on which the battle royale shooter is based.
Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming service Quibi, due to launch in April, has partnered with CBS News to modernize “60 Minutes”-style programming for the era of bite-sized video.Instead of an hour-long newsmagazine, CBS News will launch “60 in 6,” which will condense original news stories into six-minute episodes, designed for consumption on mobile devices.“This is a perfect opportunity to bring 60 Minutes’ style of storytelling, in-depth reporting, and investigative journalism to a new audience,” said 60 Minutes executive producer Bill Owens, in a statement.NBC will build out a full production team exclusively for its Quibi programming, which will include a six-minute morning and evening news show for the service.And ESPN just agreed to do a sports highlights and news show.“60 Minutes has been, is, and will continue to be the gold standard of storytelling news journalism,” added Jeffrey Katzenberg, Quibi founder and chairman of the board, in a statement.
Just use automated filters, how hard can that be?The European Court of Justice (CJEU) on Thursday ruled that Facebook update its filters and allow member states to remove content that's been deemed illegal, not only for Facebook users in the plaintiff's country but everywhere.The decision follows a complaint by Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek, the leader of Austria's Green Party, over a post she claimed was defamatory that was made to her Facebook account.The case went to the Austrian Supreme Court, which asked the CJEU, Europe's highest court, for clarification on the scope of EU law when it comes to takedown orders.The Austrian Supreme Court asked the CJEU to determine whether it could demand to have unlawful content blocked worldwide and the CJEU said that's fine so long as it's done "within the framework of the relevant international law."Dan Jerker Svantesson, a law professor at Bond University in Australia, doesn't find this particularly reassuring.
The US Department of Transportation said Tuesday it granted its first full Part 135 certification for a drone airline to UPS.UPS currently conducts drone deliveries at a large hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina.Another drone operator — Wing, owned by Google's parent company Alphabet — also has Part 135 certification.But the scope of its operation is limited to Christiansburg, Virginia, about 210 miles southwest of the state capitol Richmond.Since March, UPS has conducted revenue-generating drone deliveries at the WakeMed hospital campus in Raleigh, North Carolina, in collaboration with the drone technology company Matternet.Now, UPS can deliver goods anywhere in the country beyond visual line of sight and at night — with the approval and cooperation of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Political extremism and polarization are global trends, and a general feeling of uncertainty about the near future hangs over many of the world’s most influential nations.Brazil is certainly no exception, with the nation in the global spotlight lately due to the polarizing policies of recently elected President Jair Bolsonaro, the subsequent destruction of rainforest lands populated by indigenous cultures and an ongoing spiral of income inequality.But for Brazilians, uncertainty has long been the one constant, says Keka Morelle, recently named as Wunderman Thompson’s first chief creative officer for the country.Brazil’s long history of economic and political precariousness has been a key factor, she says, in forging creative leaders who are resourceful, adaptive and undaunted by even the largest obstacles.And perhaps most importantly, the best of these leaders still manage to keep the work enjoyable for those making it and the audiences who see it.“We grew up knowing not to wait for help from the government.
David Marcus, the man in charge of getting Facebook‘s controversial ‘cryptocurrency‘ Libra off the ground, has fired back at a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report that claimed MasterCard, one of the project‘s backers, was thinking about potentially pulling out.Although Marcus didn’t explicitly deny the overall thread of the WSJ piece, he said that the initial (and official) group of Libra‘s partners “will be formalized in weeks to come.”2) change of this magnitude is hard and requires courage + it will be a long journey.For Libra to succeed it needs committed members, and while I have no knowledge of specific organizations plans to not step up, commitment to the mission is more important than anything else;4) The tone of some of this reporting suggests angst, etc… I can tell you that we're very calmly, and confidently working through the legitimate concerns that Libra has raised by bringing conversations about the value of digital currencies to the forefront.Facebook first announced that it had built a network of potential partners, including PayPal and Uber, in order to make the digital currency viable in the real world.
Fitbit is well-known for its lineup of excellent fitness trackers, but its latest wearables do more than just health and activity tracking.This smartwatch deal exclusively applies to the peach/rose gold aluminum variant.The Fitbit Versa looks like an Apple Watch except for its chamfered edges.There are two straps included (small and large) which you can interchange for the perfect fit.It’s fairly responsive in opening apps and switching between tasks.The experience is particularly smoother for Android users — alerts on messages, calls, social media, and other notifications are seamless, with options to send quick replies directly from the watch.
From the outside, your bank's automated teller machine probably looks like an impenetrable cash-dispensing vault.As well it should: The average ATM is stocked with about $200,000 in cash, locked behind steel doors and your secure PIN code.But according to security experts at IBM, the flashy user interface on most bank ATMs is simply a facade that hides a surprisingly insecure computer running an old operating system on archaic components.There are over 3 million ATMs across the globe and about 500,000 active units in the US.The vast majority of these machines run Windows XP, a platform that was released in 2001 and no longer receives security updates.This makes cash machines prime targets for cybercriminals, said Charles Henderson, the global head of IBM's hacking unit X-Force Red.
I am not what you'd probably think of as a typical GoPro user.I spend my weekends biking around my neighborhood with my kids and not barreling downhill on a longboard or jumping in a backyard pool or off a cliff in Hawaii.What I can tell you though is that the new $400 GoPro Hero 8 Black makes it possible for me to create fun, sharable, shake-free video of my not-so-extreme life, so getting amazing clips doing extraordinary things probably won't be a problem, either.Instead there are a lot of feature tweaks and updates that make it just generally easier to use and a better camera regardless of what you're shooting.GoPro finally got rid of the frame that was required to mount the camera.This is fantastic for me since I hated that frame as I would occasionally forget it and then couldn't mount the camera.
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