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Because it's critical to keep your phone clean, we round up the best UV sanitizers to zap smartphone germs.
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(University of Surrey) New ground-breaking research from the University of Surrey could change the way scientists understand and describe lasers - establishing a new relationship between classical and quantum physics.
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Apple has officially unveiled the new MacBook Pro 16-inch, a larger version of its MacBook Pro line, and it comes with some very welcome upgrades – including a much-needed overhaul of the keyboard.Previous models of the MacBook Pro have been criticised for having keyboards that are prone to failing, so the news that Apple has indeed ditched the problematic Butterfly switches of older MacBook Pro models for a new scissor design is particularly good news.The escape key of the keyboard is now a separate key, which will be welcomed by anyone who accidentally hits the escape key on existing models.The Touch ID button, for scanning your fingerprint to log into the MacBook Pro and for making secure payments, has also been slightly moved to make it easier – and more comfortable – to use.The new MacBook Pro 16-inch comes with the latest six and eight-core 9th generation Intel processors, which Apple claims delivers over twice the performance than the 15-inch MacBook Pro.Apple has also improved the thermal design of the MacBook Pro 16-inch to make sure it keeps all those powerful components nice and cool while in use.
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Samsung is putting some effort to deliver Android 10 to its current flagships before the end of the year.The company is already running a beta testing program of the latest Android flavor version in the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 devices.The first is already on the second beta.The Galaxy Note 10, however, is set to receive the second One UI 2.0 firmware this week.Don’t hold your breath if you’re expecting a ton of new features coming with this update.Instead of new additions, the new firmware will focus on squashing the bugs from the initial release.
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On the heels of Google buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion, another player in wearables and health technology has picked up a big round of growth funding to continue expanding its business.Whoop, which makes a sensor-equipped (and screen-free) strap that continuously tracks your activities 24/7 and then provides a multitude of performance metrics and other data based on that activity, has closed a round of $55 million, a Series D that it will use to continue expanding its business into a wider range of wearables and analytics that can be gathered around them.Today the devices measure things like how much strain a workout is causing you, how you are recovering afterwards, your sleep, whether training is having the desired effect, whether you are working at a level that will be less likely to cause injury and how you are likely to perform.Looking ahead, the plan is to bring the sensors into more places than just the strap it currently makes.We like the idea of tech being invisible while still being there.”The funding brings the total to more than $100 million for the Boston-based company, and while Ahmed, who originally incubated the startup at Harvard with co-founders John Capodilupo and Aurelian Nicolae, said the valuation was not being disclosed, he did describe it as “healthy” — which I guess is appropriate for a health-tech company.
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Microsoft's Bing search engine reportedly still served up child porn, nearly a year after the tech giant said it was addressing the issue.The news comes as part of a Saturday report in The New York Times that looks at what the newspaper says is a failure by tech companies to adequately address child pornography on their platforms.At the time, TechCrunch reported, Microsoft said it was doing the best job it could of screening such material and that it was "committed to getting better all the time."But a former Microsoft executive told the Times that it now looks as if the company is failing to use its own tools.The Times' Saturday report notes that 10 years ago, Microsoft helped create software called PhotoDNA that "can use computers to recognize photos, even altered ones, and compare them against databases of known illegal images."But, the Times said, Bing and other search engines that use Bing's results are serving up imagery that doesn't pass muster with PhotoDNA.
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Google is porting their admittedly powerful voice recorder app to older Pixel devices.It makes sense because other Pixel 4 software features are on their way to older Pixel devices as well, including the often hyped astrophotography mode.We hope the app makes its way to the Play Store for even more devices eventually as well because it would definitely be among the best.Facebook did a couple of things this week.The new logo symbolizes a step toward uniting all of Facebook’s products under one banner, including WhatsApp and Instagram.This new branding should happen for all of those apps sometime in 2020.
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Maria Fagerström is a Swedish pilot and Instagram influencer living in Spain.She shares insights about her life as a pilot with her nearly 500,000 followers.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Swedish pilot and Instagram influencer Maria Fagerström uses Instagram to share her work as a pilot, her travels, and her home with her boyfriend with her nearly 500,000 followers.In her bio, she promises, "I'm here to give YOU a bit of insight into the aviation world," and she follows through.Fagerström responds to comments, and she sometimes makes posts about certain questions that come up again and again.
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Black Friday 2019 is just around the corner and HP is giving us a preview with a 'Holiday Sneak Peek' sale that's happening right now.You'll get early access savings on HP's best-selling laptops, monitors, desktops, and more.Our top HP laptop sale pick is the HP Spectre x360, which is on sale for $1,099.99.That's a $300 discount and the best price we've found for the 2-in-1 laptop.The ultra-thin laptop features a 13.3-inch HD touch display that allows you to navigate with your finger or the included HP Active Pen stylus.The stylish laptop also features a 360 hinge for its screen, which enables you to use it as a laptop or a tablet-like device.
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The new Ryzen Threadripper 3970X, for instance is $1,999 (about £1,560, AU$2,900), which is a huge ask, but last year's Threadripper 2970WX is already just $916 on Amazon in the US, down a whopping $383 from its price back when it launched in August 2018.Now, we haven't tested the Threadripper 3970X, but it should be able to handily beat last year's model – the core count is bumped up to 32-cores from 24-cores, after all.Still, for most people who would be on the market for an HEDT processor like enthusiasts, professional video editors and 3D modelers, you can save a ton of cash by going with last year's model.And, it's not just the processor that you'll save money on, either.Threadripper 3rd Generation processors are going to be using the new TRX40 socket which means existing TR4 motherboards simply won't cut it.And, trust us – HEDT motherboards aren't cheap.
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In 2015, Google launched its formal entry into the world of mobile-powered virtual reality.Cardboard was revolutionary in the way it empowered VR experiences with nothing but, well, a makeshift cardboard headset with special lenses.But while headsets were relatively easy to make, the software behind Cardboard stagnated to the point of being forgotten.Now Google seems to be stirring things up a bit by trying to breathe new life into Google Cardboard, mostly be handing off its upkeep to the open source community.The whole point of Google Cardboard was to make virtual reality experiences accessible to those who can’t afford a full-blown headset, not to mention the computer needed to run the software.Although it required a more or less powerful smartphone, such mobile devices were still a fraction of the price of a full VR system.
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Some employers are making warehouse workers wear biometric harnesses that track their every movement while on the job, including Walmart, Toyota, and Heineken.The devices were created by Brooklyn-based startup StrongArm and were primarily meant to improve the safety of workers moving heavy inventory, reducing claims from workplace injuries.However, some companies are using data collected by the devices to monitor workers' productivity and improve efficiency, Bloomberg reported.Employers are also using data on workers' movements to plan how jobs could be automated.A new biometric device is letting warehouse bosses make sure workers feel that pressure around the clock.It monitors workers' every move, tracking exactly how much they're lifting and how much time they spend standing still.
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Den inställda börsnoteringen, de enorma förlusterna och den fallande värderingen tar ut sin rätt.Under onsdagen deklarerade coworkingjätten Wework, i en punktinsats per mejl och telefon till media, att man drar ned på antalet anställda i EMEA-regionen – Europa, Mellanöstern och Afrika.”Wework är på väg in i en ny fas, med lägre tillväxt och ett ökat fokus på att nå lönsamhet.Detta kommer att leda till uppsägningar i regionen”, säger en talesperson för Wework per telefon till Di Digital utan att vilja bli citerad vid namn.Talespersonen uppger även att Weworks kontor på Malmskillnadsgatan i Stockholm inte påverkas av beskedet.Hon upprepar även att Wework fortsätter förhandla om nya lokaler i Stockholm, men att man inte har några nya besked att ge.
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Texas Heart Institute (THI) was awarded a prestigious four-year, $2.39 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore further the development of a novel pacemaker system that is both leadless and wirelessly powered.Dr. Mehdi Razavi, Director of Electrophysiology Clinical Research & Innovations at THI, co-PI Prof. Aydin Babakhani at UCLA Integrated Sensors Laboratory (ISL), and co-Investigator Prof. Behnaam Aazhang at Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering will lead the device development and research studies.The new pacemakers allow simultaneous pacing and sensing from multiple sites in the heart to help reduce the complications associated with the traditional pacemakers in use today."Current wireless pacemakers can be effective for patients with certain types of atrial fibrillation and in patients with a medical condition or anatomy that blocks access to the vessels where traditional pacemaker leads are attached.We have addressed this issue by significantly lowering the power consumption of the electronics used in the pacemaker, integrating all the elements on a single chip, and designing antennas that resonate strongly with the input circuitry of the pacing chips".Pacemakers are used to treat heart rhythm problems, in which the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly--conditions collectively referred to as "arrhythmias" in the medical field.
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Oppo has officially unveiled the presentation date of the next ColorOS 7, the next version of its custom interface that we find in the brand’s smartphones, as well as on the new Realme range, also equipped with the same customization layer as Oppo.ColorOS 7 will see the light on November 20, as reported by a teaser published on the brand’s Weibo page.The published image reveals some elements that indirectly indicate some improvements made, including a renewed experience in games.The post does not reveal any other details about the new UI based on Android 10.New reports point that the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom will be among the first smartphones to receive the new interface.As previously confirmed by Shen Yiren – vice president of the company.
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Xiaomi is gearing up to introduce its first-ever smartwatch at an event in China alongside the Mi CC9 Pro and Mi TV 5.While speculations are rife about the features of these products, Xiaomi itself has been doing rounds of social media, teasing us folks about the upcoming launches.Now, for the very first time, we are in the know of a Mi Watch Pro that has quietly stayed under the radar till now.On the microblogging platform Weibo, the Xiaomi Watch Pro was name-dropped by a popular leakster, who since then has removed the said post.Though, GizChina has a screengrab of the post up with their report which states that the Xiaomi Mi Watch Pro is in development, meaning that it is still time before we see the company make an official announcement of the Pro variant of its smartwatch.What's interesting about this development is that the report mentions a round dial for the Mi Watch Pro which is a departure from the regular Mi Watch design.
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Smart wearables are conquering the market in major numbers, because more or less everybody wants to have some kind of these gadgets of their wrist.And following the biggest names in the category like Apple and Samsung comes the chinese giant Huawei with a new model of smartband.And no, this time it’s not one from the Honor sub-brand, but directly from Huawei themselves.And we have for you the new Huawei Band 4 on sale from Ebay and for a good measure we will throw in one deal for Bluedio Hi TWS earphones too.But first let’s take a look at the Huawei Band 4, because some could argue it’s just a slightly different Honor Band 5.It can offer color 0.96-inch display with 160 x 80 pixel resolution, various available watch faces from the special Huawei Watch Face Store (only on Android though), sensors including optical heart rate monitor, 3-axis acceleration sensor or infrared sensor, 9 sports modes, TruSleep 2.0 sleep tracking.
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Last week, rumors of a potential Google acquisition of Fitbit started making the rounds.Google and Fitbit wasted little time in confirming those rumors, announcing today that an agreement for a merger has been reached.Assuming Fitbit’s shareholders and the appropriate government regulators approve the deal, Google will purchase Fitbit for a total of $2.1 billion ($7.35 per share in cash).Though the deal isn’t expected to be completed until sometime in 2020, Google and Fitbit are already answering questions about what this means for Fitbit users.In its announcement today, Fitbit said that its devices will continue to be platform agnostic across iOS and Google, so those using an iPhone don’t need to worry about their Fitbit wearables suddenly becoming incompatible with their Apple-made hardware.Fitbit also said that it will continue to operate within “strong privacy and security guidelines,” noting that health and wellness data gathered from Fitbit devices won’t be used for Google ads.
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Plenty of tech companies are trying their hand at subscription services by this stage, and Apple is certainly ramping it up with its Apple Music and Apple Arcade platforms, along with the imminent Apple TV Plus service set to take on the likes of Netflix.Following Apple’s earnings call and comments by CEO Tim Cook, CNBC has speculated that the tech giant could even consider implementing a premium subscription service for its iPhone line of handsets.When asked whether Apple would consider an Amazon Prime-esque offering, Cook responded saying, “In terms of hardware as a service or as a bundle, if you will, there are customers today that essentially view the hardware like that because they’re on upgrade plans and so forth.So to some degree that exists today.”While this is certainly not confirmation that the company has plans to roll out such a service, it could be viewed as a hint towards it due to the fact that Cook “did not shoot down the idea”, as CNBC puts it.It could also be argued that it would make sense for Apple to sell one of its core products in a way that assured it would get a more consistent stream of revenue, and for customers wanting to upgrade to the latest handset without having to pay large sums at once.
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Support for the need to raise and the joy of inventing come back and write Uppfinnareföreningens's new chairman, Jan-Erik Nowacki.Järnvägsuppfinnarna knocked out of the canal traffic, a mobile telephone has replaced the telegraph, the refrigerator of the Electrolux group, made iskarlarna redundant and internetuppfinnarna has been ruled out for a number of industries.today, it is the enhancement of the competitiveness and the growth rate, which is the main subject of our research and development.in Sweden, the commitment of the EU in R & d, more than 15 000 sek, the Swedish and the years to come.”what the hell do we get to it”, to paraphrase Leif Östling?in May, it has been hidden by weak exchange rate and, as we have been able to export a good one.
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Apple could be set for a clash with the European Commission if it's found to be flouting competition law while promoting the use of Apple Pay, its mobile payments system.The Competition Commission circulated a questionnaire among online retailers in August asking if Apple had restricted online payments made through apps or other services, according to Reuters on Wednesday.The questionnaire reportedly said the Commission had received information that Apple may have restricted online payments made through apps or other online retailers.Apple Pay is one of several mobile payment services on offer to phone users and is widely available across the EU.The service is deeply integrated into Apple's iPhone, which prompts users to set up Apple Pay and is the default mobile payment option on the phone.The Commission hasn't announced a formal investigation into the service, but is clearly interested in the contractual obligations Apple is asking companies to commit to.
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Workiz, a startup whose software helps field service professionals manage their work, said today it has raised $5 million in Series A funding.The company announced the launch of Workiz Voice, an Amazon Alexa-powered feature that allows the app to be controlled with voice commands, making it safer to use while field service workers driving.The company says it grew 247% last year and CEO Adi Azaria told TechCrunch that the company currently has thousands of customers in the U.S. and Canada.Many are home or equipment maintenance companies, including locksmiths, garage door repair, junk removal, appliance repair and carpet cleaning businesses.Targets SMBs field service businesses with less than 50 employees, but can scale up to organizations with 600 technicans, and franchises, says CEO.Include locksmiths, garage door repair, junk removal, appliance repair and carpet cealning businesses.
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The production cycle of mobile phones is definitely picking up steam, because the subsequent generations are arriving much earlier than before.The new super budget Redmi 8A arrived in September, while the previous Redmi 7A did just in May.That’s really quite a fast follow-up, but the new model is in many aspects a side step, so for many users the previous Redmi 7A is still quite an interesting device to get.And that’s why we are bringing you a discount coupon for it from the stocks of the DHGate e-shop.The device packs a 4,000 mAh battery that comes with 10W charging, and to justify its pricing, it comes embedded in a polycarbonate body with a single camera with LED flash on the rear, and a 5.45” notchless screen with 18:9 screen and HD+ resolution.There is a fairly large size of bezels on both side, though without the home button.
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Ubisoft filed a lawsuit against Rainbow Six: Siege cheat maker MizuSoft, about a month after the underage hacker behind its operations bragged about his earnings in an interview with the BBC.The Dutch hacker, who goes by the handle JVL, told the BBC that he is able to make up to 1,500 pounds per week in selling Rainbow Six: Siege cheats online.JVL also claimed that some players within the “top, top ranks” are using MizuSoft’s cheating software, even in “proper tournaments” in some cases.JVL said in the interview that “if Ubisoft decides to come after you for copyright infringement, you’re in for a tough time.” It now appears that he jinxed himself, as the Rainbow Six developer has filed a lawsuit in the Central District of California against MizuSoft.The lawsuit covers MizuSoft’s only product, which is named Budget Edition Rainbow Six: Siege Cheat, and also involves JVL’s mother, Sandra Rijken, who allegedly collected, processed, and transmitted the proceeds from the cheating software’s sales through her own company, Simply San Web Design.The software was sold as a subscription for about $13 per day or about $77 per month.
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Google Stadia is on the horizon, and with it marks not only Google’s first foray into game streaming, but it’ll also mark the company’s dive into game development.We knew that Google planned to create original games for Stadia, but today, we learned where it will do that.Google has announced its first Stadia Games and Entertainment studio will be located in Montreal.It’ll be led by Jade Raymond, a games industry veteran who in the past has founded studios for both Ubisoft and EA, so she should be pretty comfortable breaking ground on this new studio for Google.Raymond’s jump to Google was made official earlier this year, with Google announcing that she’d head up Stadia Games and Entertainment.“Stadia Games and Entertainment’s studio will produce exclusive, original content across a diverse portfolio of games in all your favorite genres,” Raymond wrote in a blog post today.
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Image-sharing site Imgur announced this week that it’s distancing itself from Reddit’s smuttier corners and will no longer display content from the forum’s NSFW communities.“Over the years, these pages have put Imgur’s user growth, mission, and business at risk,” the site’s blog post reads.“We want Imgur to be a fun and entertaining place that brings happiness to the Internet for many, many years to come.”To be clear, Imgur’s not kicking any images off its platform, so the internet’s net spank bank material remains unchanged.All previously uploaded content will stay at its original URL, but now if you search for r/NSFW or any other Reddit subsection focused on child-unfriendly content, you’ll hit a new landing page instead.“As of Oct 2019, Imgur will no longer display NSFW Imgur r/subsections associated with Reddit subreddits,” the page reads.
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Since Fortnite returned Tuesday after the black hole event, players continue to discover alterations made to the battle royale game by developer Epic Games.Some are fun, while others are there to help improve the playing experience.Also, bots stop dancing after about 10 seconds without doing any actions to stop.Epic said earlier in the month that it was working on implementing bots, and it did just that in Fortnite Chapter 2.In matches, there are a set number of bots added depending on a player's skill level.You can grab other players with the fishing pole
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You can easily remove an email account from your iPhone — from the Mail app and any other apps it's connected to — through your iPhone's Settings app.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.When you find yourself no longer using an account, however, you can simply remove it through the Settings app on your iPhone.Most people have multiple email accounts, and at the bare minimum have a personal account and a work account.To remove an email address, you can access account details in your Settings app.From there, you can also choose what data you'd like to sync the account with — including your calendars and contacts.
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EUGENE, Ore. - Oct. 17, 2019 - A team of University of Oregon physicists has developed a fast, sensitive bolometer that can measure light at and far above room-temperature.The device, which consists of a trampoline-shaped piece of graphene suspended over a hole, offers an alternative to conventional electronic light detectors, like those found in a smartphone's camera.As light hits the device's drumhead, the membrane heats up, expands and the vibrational pitch changes.This has the advantage of being able to see a much broader range of light."This mechanical device fills that void and allows the detection of light of nearly any wavelength - which could be especially useful in astronomical observations, thermal and medical body imaging and seeing deep into the infrared.Then, using a focused ion beam technique, developed previously in the lab, they cut the sheet to resemble a trampoline.
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