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Just like AirDrop on Apple devices, you're now able to send almost anything to your contacts close by.
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(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) Skoltech researchers have used the supercomputer to perform a very precise sensitivity analysis to reveal crucial parameters for different crop yields in the chernozem region of Russia, famous for its high-quality, fertile soil. Agricultural lands occupy 13 percent of the territory of Russia, droughts, dryness, humus reserves exhaustion are the major negative factor for national agriculture. Being able to simulate all possible variants, reveal the most crucial parameters without time-consuming and costly work is important.
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We look forward to how the Black Friday sales in 2020 are going to differ to previous years.
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Details flesh out earlier promise to (mostly) eliminate emissions by 2050.
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge This week, Virginia plans to release a COVID-19 exposure notification app based on the specifications published by Apple and Google in April. The app, called COVIDWISE, is the first fully deployed implementation of Apple and Google’s system in the US and was beta tested by the state department of health. The specification is designed to preserve patient privacy, particularly around their location and whether they have tested positive for COVID-19. “No location data or personal information is ever collected, stored or transmitted to VDH as part of the app,” a health department official told Virginia Public Media, which first reported the news. “You can delete the app or turn off exposure notifications at any time.” If someone tests... Continue reading…
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We need to change our transportation system, and we need to do it quickly. Road transportation is a major consumer of fossil fuels, contributing 16 per cent of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, which warm up the Earth’s atmosphere and cause changes to the climate. It also pollutes the air, threatening health and costing taxpayers billions of dollars annually. At the same time, electric vehicles are getting cheaper, and vehicle range and the availability of charging stations are improving. This is exciting for many because it seems to suggest an easy and convenient answer to the problem of transportation emissions:… This story continues at The Next Web
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HiSense is bringing some of its best smart products including TVs, ACs, Refrigerators etc to India
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Kotlin 1.4, a major upgrade to the JetBrains-developed statically typed language initially built for the JVM, has reached its release candidate (RC) stage, with improved IDE support and a preview of Node.js API bindings.The Kotlin 1.4 RC, published July 27, features improvements to IDE support for Gradle Kotlin DSL scripts (*.gradle.kt files) including explicit loading of script configurations, either by clicking Load Gradle Changes or reimporting the Gradle project. Previously, when developers added a new plug-in to the buildscript or plugins block of build.gradle.kts, the new script configuration was loaded automatically in the background, a process that often hindered IDE performance. To read this article in full, please click here
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Propositions database land with a 'real-time' system Rockset has upgraded its main database engine for more efficient scaling and performance gains by separating storage and compute. The outfit said it also separates the cloud compute resources used for ingesting and querying data.…
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Federal officers cited livestreamed YouTube footage as evidence when they arrested a protester in Portland earlier this month, which was first reported by Recode Wednesday. Officers said in a legal document that they saw someone place a wooden board that was on fire against the wall of a federal courthouse, which led to their arrest of Kevin Benjamin Weier. Trump ordered federal agents into the city amid ongoing protests, where they have used aggressive tactics against demonstrators include tear gas and throwing people into unmarked vans. City and state officials have opposed the federal intervention, calling it a "blatant abuse of power" and demanded that the officers leave the city. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Federal law enforcement officers from the US Department of Homeland Security arrested a protester in Portland, Oregon, earlier this month after saying they saw him commit a federal crime while watching a YouTube livestream, first reported by Recode on Wednesday. A court document submitted by Micah Coring, an agent with the Federal Protective Services, a division of DHS, said officers watching the video saw a protester place a wooden board — that was initially on fire — against the outside wall of a federal courthouse before a second person adjusted it and a third extinguished it. The document also said that while first person's face was obscured, the second person's face was visible, and officers sent screenshots to other agents who used them to surveil an individual for several hours before arresting Kevin Benjamin Weier, who they allege is the person they saw on the livestream. Weier has been charged with attempted arson of a federal building and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. The arrest shows how publicly available evidence published on protesters' social media feeds or captured by journalists is both exposing abuses of power and being used by law enforcement to dig up evidence on activists. Portland, in particular, has become a major flashpoint between law enforcement officers and protesters in recent weeks following President Donald Trump's executive order that allowed federal agents to deploy to the city. Demonstrations there — which have been largely peaceful but have also resulted in some vandalism — have been going on for more than 50 days. Since the order, militarized federal agents have been patrolling the streets in a dramatic show of force while using tear gas, smoke bombs, and physical violence to break up crowds. They've also been seen throwing protesters into unmarked vans without explanation. The aggressive tactics by federal officers have prompted strong opposition from city and state officials, who have requested that they withdraw from Portland.  Business Insider previously reported that Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has called the deployment a "blatant abuse of power," and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared the use of force an "attack on our democracy." The state's attorney general has since sued the Trump administration, alleging officers are "unlawfully detaining" protesters, according to the Associated Press.SEE ALSO: A former Amazon exec who has called for the company to be broken up said the tech industry is the 'leading candidate' for anti-monopoly regulators to target Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What it's like inside North Korea's controversial restaurant chain
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Electric pulses open airways and could combat deadly “cytokine storm”
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One more to go until Satya Claus delivers the first RC, children! Slipping under the (un)Inspire radar this week was an update to .NET 5 and a peek at where Microsoft plans to take Azure DevOps.…
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It’s hard enough to get an autonomous vehicle to work on Earth. It’s even harder on another planet.
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The new game from the creators of Monument Valley looks great, but is it coming to Android?
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The field of robotics is one that’s made some significant strides in recent years, but one major difference between us and our robotic counterparts is our ability to feel. Simply having the dexterity to carry out a task isn’t always enough, as our sense of touch gives the brain a lot of contextual information. Today, researchers with the National University … Continue reading
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Netflix, the global leader in streaming TV, is having a moment now that more people are staying home. But it still faces pressure to hold on to its standing as legacy-media and tech rivals pursue their own streaming plays. Business Insider spoke with current and former Netflix employees, as well as industry experts, to identify the 56 most powerful executives leading key growth areas at the company. They include influential execs such as Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and new Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John, as well as some less familiar names, like Rochelle King, the vice president of creative production, and Ty Warren, the head of physical production. View Business Insider's exclusive interactive chart below. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Netflix is having a moment now that more people are staying home.The streaming-video service's global audience surged to 183 million paid subscribers in March. And Netflix's stock reached new heights in July as evidence from analysts and third-party data pointed to another strong quarter. That was despite new rivals like Disney Plus, HBO Max, and Apple TV Plus, which dented Netflix's growth last year. Netflix's past decade of unrivaled subscriber growth and an equally impressive stock climb forced legacy media to take streaming seriously or risk irrelevance and tech titans to vie for a piece of the streaming-TV pie. By the end of 2020, Comcast, AT&T, and ViacomCBS will have unveiled new streaming strategies to challenge Netflix and keep up with the viewer shifts it spurred. Business Insider spoke with current and former Netflix employees, as well as industry experts, to identify the 56 most powerful executives leading key growth areas at the company. Netflix has many leaders — not all of whom are included here — but this list gives an inside look at whom to watch in 2020. Netflix declined to comment on this story. At the top of the company is CEO Reed Hastings, who cofounded Netflix in 1997 as a hub for online movie rentals, oversaw its move into streaming video 10 years later, and drove the company to become the first truly global TV service. Hastings' core leadership team includes influential execs like Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, who oversees the company's colossal content budget; Chief Product Officer Greg Peters, who is responsible for every aspect of the platform from its price to the option to turn off autoplay video; and Bozoma Saint John, Netflix's newly appointed chief marketing officer — and its third in the last year — who brings with her experience from Endeavor, Uber, and Apple Music.There are also execs driving key initiatives within Netflix whose names might not be as familiar as those in its C-suite. They include Ty Warren, Netflix's head of physical production who is adapting to TV- and film-production stoppages around the world; movie boss Scott Stuber, who is turning the company into a major player in Hollywood; top animation exec Melissa Cobb, who is helping Netflix compete with Disney Plus; creative production lead Rochelle King, who is managing one of the fastest-growing teams at Netflix this year; Vice President of Product Todd Yellin, who is pushing Netflix to evolve entertainment with new formats like "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch"; and Bela Bajaria, who is developing content for crucial international audiences. Each leader plays their part to get people to spend more time with Netflix, which will be a key factor in keeping viewers around as new platforms launch. "The real measurement will be time," Hastings said at The New York Times' DealBook conference in November. "How do consumers vote with their evenings?" This chart is interactive. Click on "core team" to get the full list of names.This post was last updated on July 14, 2020. Do you have tips about working at Netflix? Email this reporter at [email protected] Email for Signal number. Business Insider asked Netflix insiders how to get a job at the streaming company. See our coverage on BI Prime: Exactly what it takes to get a job at Netflix, according to its head of hiring, former employees, and recruiting experts: Insiders share their best tips for navigating the hiring process, from how to prep for an interview to what to do if you don't get the job. Netflix's recruiting boss reveals the team the company is staffing up the most in 2020: Netflix's creative production team will be its biggest hiring priority. How to get noticed by Netflix job recruiters who can help you get hired, according to company insiders: The first step is to craft your online persona to tell your professional story. How to get a job interview at Netflix with the help of employee referrals — and what to avoid doing, according to company insiders: Recommendations from Netflix employees can get prospective candidates noticed by Netflix recruiters. Former employees shared their top tips on getting referrals and using them to land a job. Netflix's 5 toughest job-interview questions, according to company insiders: These are some of the job-interview questions candidates should be prepared to answer at any stage of the hiring process. What to do if Netflix rejects you for a job the first time around, according to its head of hiring: One employee was interviewed at Netflix three separate times before being hired, Netflix's vice president of talent acquisition said. The top 10 slides from Netflix's groundbreaking first culture deck that experts say had the most impact: Netflix's culture deck is a must-read for candidates. Recruiters explain what sets Netflix's culture apart from other tech companies. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why electric planes haven't taken off yet
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The Liteboxer brings the boxing ring into your living room
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Halo 3 has finally launched on PC, 13 years after its original release.
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A little over two years ago, Apple faced one of its highest-profile scandals that wasn’t related to privacy, security, or even monopoly. It was, instead, about how it silently started throttling older iPhones in order to preserve and extend their battery life. Apple was unsurprisingly sued but surprisingly decided to just settle the matter. Now eligible members of this class … Continue reading
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Skydio has revealed a new version of its second-generation self-flying drone, with the Skydio X2 offering folding arms, a thermal camera, and a new touchscreen controller. Targeted at business users, the X2 isn’t so much one drone as a new family, with Skydio seeing potential use across search & rescue, businesses, and defense. Carried over from the Skydio 2 is … Continue reading
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Tribit's new FlyBuds 3 true wireless earbuds, normally $36, are on sale at Amazon for 45% off for the next week.
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The scientists also crunched numbers around wildfires for the first time, finding that 77 per cent of countries are facing more wildfire-induced suffering than they were at the start of the decade.But while some of the report’s findings are rage-inducing, it also shows that improving access to healthcare may be among the most beneficial ways we can adapt to climate change.As the report’s authors noted in a press call, the findings are meant to show that we are living with climate change here and now.Last year saw intense heat waves go off around the world from the UK to Pakistan, to Japan amid the fourth warmest year on record.The two types of mosquitoes that transmit dengue have seen their range expand as temperatures have warmed; nine of the 10 worst years for dengue have come since 2000, researchers found.The range of malaria-carrying mosquitoes has also expanded as have conditions suitable for vibrio bacteria responsible for diseases like cholera.
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The Game Awards garnered more than 30 million viewers last year for its video game awards and premier show.And it’s going to outdo that in a new way this year, as the show will be simulcast live in 53 Cinemark Theatres movie theaters around the country, alongside the opening night release of Jumanji: The Next Level.For a $20 ticket, fans can watch both the movie on its opening day and The Game Awards right after it.But I love the sense of community coming together in a theater and having these shared moments.”He added, “I think this is the next stage for us, to have local events in cities where people can get together to watch the show.”Cinemark gets an exclusive on the awards broadcast among movie theaters.
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The Mandalorian, the first live action Star Wars show, hit Disney Plus on Tuesday and pulled us into the galaxy's criminal underbelly with a new character in armor similar to that worn by the infamous Boba Fett.We meet the Mandalorian (played by Pedro Pascal from Game of Thrones) as he seeks out his prey at a remote cantina on an icy world.Of course, this guy happens to be the ringleader of a group planning to harvest the glands (yummy) of the Mando's bounty, so that won't do at all.Arriving at a door, the Mando must pass a TT-8L/Y7 gatekeeper droid (a security camera on a stalk like the one C-3PO and R2-D2 met at the entrance to Jabba's Palace in Return of the Jedi) using a credit chit given to him by Carga."We have you four to one," a troop says.It is good to restore the natural order of things, after a period of such disarray.
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With the launch of Disney+, every single episode of The Simpsons’ 30-year run is finally available to stream in one easily accessible place.“Especially for people under 20, it’s going to provide a renaissance, I hope.”Oakley said that people under the age of 15 are “barely familiar” with The Simpsons because it’s never been streamable like similar animated shows including Futurama and Bob’s Burgers.With more than 660 episodes and 31 seasons so far, binge-watching the show would take about 10 days – if you didn’t sleep.Even sitting down and watching the classic Simpsons era of the 1990’s, generally encompassing the first nine seasons, would take a few days.Guest star Sting joins other celebrities to record a charity single: “We’re Sending Our Love Down the Well.”
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It wouldn’t be a sales season without some killer audio offers and the latest early Black Friday sale brings us a great deal on best headphones money can buy.If you head over to Amazon right now you can grab a pair of Sony WH-1000X M3 headphones for just $278.That’s a 21% saving on the usual $350 asking price and the cheapest the noise cancelling cans have ever been at Amazon (via Engadget).Hit the button below to catch the deal while you still can!Want to know why you definitely consider these headphones if you’re in the market for a new pair of cans?The experts at our sister site Sound Guys recommend them as the best headphones for most people, noting that they are “the perfect travel buddies with great battery life, solid sound, and a price point under its main competitors.” You can read the Sony WH-1000X M3 full review here.
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Microsoft is pushing ahead with plans to position Cortana as a personal productivity assistant in the office with new features announced at Ignite this week.While Cortana was initially launched as a consumer voice assistant to compete with the likes of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, Microsoft has increasingly targeted it for duties in its portfolio of productivity tools.With Play My Emails in Outlook for iOS, Cortana can now read emails aloud to users and update them on their work schedule, Microsoft said, offering a hands-free way to catch up on emails while on the go.Cortana starts off with a summary of how many new emails a user has gotten in the past 24 hours, with an estimation of how long it will take to read them all.The AI assistant will also highlight any changes to their diary and potential schedule conflicts for that day, thanks to integration with Outlook’s Calendar app.In addition to reading the content of emails, Cortana will explain how long they’ve been sitting in a user’s inbox, and provide additional information such as identifying the sender or whether an email contains attachments, links and embedded files.
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In the 15 years since Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, the platform has undergone more than a few costume changes.When Facebook filed to go public in 2012, Zuckerberg explained that Facebook was never meant to be just an app, or even just a company.Instead, it was built to do something much more ambitious: “to make the world more open and connected.”The scorecard on that mission is checkered.Facebook today introduced a brand redesign that will extend across the company’s many products, like a set of matching outfits for a family portrait.“The new branding was designed for clarity,” writes Antonio Lucio, Facebook’s chief marketing officer, in a blog post introducing the new designs.
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Of all the pieces of fashion to turn into tech, rings seem one of the more unlikely to pump ideas into.After all, a ring’s small size makes it hard to add a significant amount of features.According to a newly granted patent, Apple isn’t just looking into regular smart rings, it’s also exploring ways to create smart rings with expandable sections.Smart rings are nothing new though, with the Amazon Echo Ring being just the latest in a series of finger-based smart wearables with a diverse set of features, like the Motiv smart ring, which features fitness tracking, NFC payments, and biometric authentication.These patents show devices that would blow both of those out of the water though, as the expandable section could be used to hide a display and potentially a bunch of other features.The designs vary enormously, from an expandable section dragged out from beneath the ring (figures 7 and 8), to an expandable section sandwiched between two end pieces (figures 19 and 20).
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Google gives users 15 GB of digital storage for free.That includes everything in Gmail, Google Drive, and any uncompressed images stored in Google Photos.It’s a lot of free space, but when you fully invest in the Google ecosystem, it fills up quickly.Once you hit the data cap, you won’t be able to add anything to Google Drive or even send and receive emails.Go to your Promotions tab, or maybe Social, check the box in the top left corner to select all messages, then press delete.(It’s the button that looks like a trash can, of course.)
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