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A year ago at Samsung's annual developer conference, the Galaxy Fold stole the show.It was the first time the foldable phone was shown.A year later at the 2019 Samsung Developer Conference in San Jose on Tuesday, there was nary a word about the Fold -- until the keynote turned to One UI 2, a software overlay for the company's phones, tablets and smartwatches.When showing off One UI 2, Samsung showed a mockup of a phone that folded in half horizontally, kind of like a flip phone.This wasn't a formal announcement of a new Galaxy Fold 2 or a Galaxy Fold Square.But it does validate a story by Bloomberg that ran in September claiming that Samsung's next foldable phone would fold inward to become a compact square.
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the Competition is in its infancy, but the Hyundai seems to be the first with an autonomous car-sharing.on top of that their self-driven electric cars, the roll-out of the state of California.Recently, flying the flag Alphabets subsidiary of Waymo for the use of their car service to be driven by a completely driverless car.The south Korean manufacturer is investing heavily to, among other things, in the autonomous community of technology, and is now announcing Chevrolet will pull the trigger for a self-driven bildelningstjänst in the state of California.With the start of the fourth of november, the autonomous community of the copies of the company's electric car, With Elecrtric rolling in Irvine, california.The new autonomous community of the bildelningstjänsten is going to be a hot Botride.
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The European Commission has published the first annual self-assessment reports by Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Twitter and 7 European trade associations.The self-assessments were part of the agreement that these firms committed to when they signed the EU Code of Practice against disinformation in October 2018, and were asked to report monthly on their actions.The European Commission has previously welcomed the progress made by the big three in the fight against disinformation, but it continues to warn them that tech giants are not doing enough on the matter.In February the Commission was forced to rebuke Facebook, Google and Twitter over their efforts to crack down on fake news.There has been widespread concern at social media platforms being used to spread disinformation.And now the European Commission has said that there has been “improved transparency”, and “closer dialogue with platforms as regards their policies against disinformation.”
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Apple’s AirPods are easily the most popular true wireless earbuds in the world.With their tiny shape, easy-to-carry flip-top lid charging case, and dead-simple operation, it’s no wonder they’ve become the earbuds to which all others are compared.But now that Apple has released its follow-up to the AirPods — the $249 AirPods Pro — with some big upgrades, the question becomes, which AirPods should you buy: The AirPods or the AirPods Pro?We break it down so you can see how each model stacks up in various categories.Ever since the original Apple AirPods debuted, consumers and reviewers alike have bemoaned the fact that they aren’t officially able to deal with sweat or rain.The AirPods Pro finally put an end to the worry: They feature IPX4 water-resistance.
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On Wednesday, Google published a scientific paper in the journal Nature detailing how its quantum computer vastly outpaced a conventional machine, an idea called quantum supremacy.Powered by a Google-designed quantum processor called Sycamore, it completed a task in 200 seconds that, by Google's estimate, would take 10,000 years on the world's fastest supercomputer.Next, a quantum computer gangs multiple qubits together, dramatically increasing the number of possible states they can record.Google's quantum researchers are already turning their attention to the next steps needed to make their machines more broadly useful, a step Intel calls quantum practicality.For those who want to try out Google's quantum computer, the company plans to make it available as a cloud computing service in 2020."I started off...bashing my head against the wall because all the algorithm development was for a machine that didn't exist," said Dave Bacon, who leads Google's quantum software work.
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Making smartphones is hard business, especially if you’re not a giant like Samsung or even someone smaller like Motorola.It becomes even more difficult when you’re using a combination of hardware and software that no other company uses, specifically those geared towards open source solutions and privacy.With that in mind, it’s not hard to imagine that Purism would run into issues even as the first batches of its Linux-powered privacy-focused Librem 5 phone.That’s exactly what happened but the small company is confident it can course-correct after just one slight delay.Purism’s announced schedule of shipping its crowdfunded phones in batches sounded both unorthodox and almost unfair.It has, however, proven to be strategic as it is allowing Purism to learn about bugs and fix them quickly before making all the devices in one batch and sending them all.
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Four years on, Olympus is finally showing its middle child some love.The OM-D E-M5 Mark III, an enthusiast mirrorless camera sandwiched between the performance-focused OM-D E-M1 Mark II and E-M1X above and the entry-level OM-D E-M10 Mark II below, has been languishing as a Mark II since February 2015.And now, like many a middle child, it's ready to receive its hand-me-downs from bigger siblings.In this case, that means the revamped control layout on top, 20MP sensor, 121-point phase-detection autofocus system, Pro Capture prerecording mode, better weather sealing, 4K video-recording capabilities and more from the E-M1 models.In fact, there's enough new and better here that it should feel like a big upgrade if you're stepping up from the previous model and to distinguish it from the E-M10 Mark II.It's a little lighter, though the same size, and manages to preserve its (admittedly meh) 310-shot battery life while switching to the slightly smaller battery from the E-M10 models.
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Earlier this month WeWork said it was removing 1,600 phone booths from locations across the US and Canada after it discovered they had "potentially elevated levels of formaldehyde."But questions remain as to when WeWork first became aware that the phone booths were experiencing problems.Leaked internal messages obtained by Business Insider show that some community managers in New York began discussing the problem in late July.Business Insider has learned that community managers began discussing the situation at the end of July, earlier than even the previous timeframe reported by Business Insider, and indicating that problems with the phone booths were discussed internally for more than two months before WeWork took action to remove them and inform its tenants.On July 31, a community lead in New York took to one of the company's Slack channels to ask if buildings were experiencing "off-gassing" and a "smell of chemicals" in phone booths after their locations opened, and asked what they have told tenants about the situation, according to the messages seen by Business Insider.Over the course of the next few days, into early August, a handful of community managers responded to the question.
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Are you ready for some live action spaghetti?In the wake of the incredible Disney Plus Twitter barrage revealing its extensive library on Monday, the company released another trailer for its live action Lady and the Tramp remake.The updated version of the 1955 animated classic be available on the streaming service at launch on Nov. 12.
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Facebook responded to a ruling last week by the Court of Justice of the European Union enabling any single EU nation to order the removal of content from the social network not just in that nation, but globally.Vice president of global policy management Monika Bickert explained in a Newsroom post that the ruling was spurred by an Austrian politician’s personal defamation case.That politician outlined her views on immigration, as well as her party’s views on the topic, and a news article contained a comment from a Facebook user that strongly critiqued her.Bickert noted that the post did not violate Facebook’s policies, as threats of violence, harassment and hate speech are covered, but criticism of elected officials and their policies is allowed.She added that the social network respects local laws, so the post in question was made unavailable in Austria when a court in that country ruled that it violated the law there, but the Austrian court sought global removal of the post and similar content, referring the matter to the EU Court of Justice.Bickert wrote in the Newsroom post, “First, it undermines the long-standing principle that one country does not have the right to impose its laws on another country.
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Amazon is currently having a sale on a number of Xbox One and PS4 games, many of which normally go for $50 to $60 but are now priced much lower.Review: Control is Remedy’s best game yet—and a ray tracing masterpieceNotable titles such as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil 2, and Mortal Kombat 11 are all at the lowest prices we've seen, or close to it, but the sale also includes brand-new titles as well.Gears 5, Control, and Borderlands 3, all of which came out within the past two months, are the newest and arguably biggest titles on sale right, and now you can get Gears 5 and Control for around $37.50 and Borderlands 3 for $44.99.Almost all of the games in Amazon's sale have extra discounts tacked on at checkout, so don't be alarmed if you don't see the sale price immediately when you add them to your cart.Gears 5 review: An obvious gaming recommendation—if you already paid for it
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Following the information obtained in July on World Emoji Day, the Unicode consortium published its list of most frequently used emojis this week.The institution is responsible for maintaining the Unicode standard, a sector-wide consensus for encoding and digital representation of text, symbols and (in recent years) emojis.This is the first time that the organization has released its internal data on the use of various emojis, thanks to it we can get a precise idea of users’ habits in terms of emojis, knowing the top ten user preferences.Here is the ranking of the most popular “smilies” right now:Face With Tears of JoyRolling on the Floor Laughing
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Using a non-invasive imaging technique that measures the stiffness of tissues gives crucial new information about cancer architecture and could aid the delivery of treatment to the most challenging tumours, new research shows.Magnetic resonance elastography was able to visualise and measure how stiff and dense tumours are in mice.The technique, which can be implemented on conventional clinical MRI scanners, may help select the best treatment course for some cancer patients.This in turn could identify tumours in which there is the potential to use new drugs designed to 'weaken' the structure holding together tumours - thereby giving other drugs access to cancer cells in the centre of the tumour.In contrast, tumours arising from the nervous system, such as some forms of childhood cancer and brain tumours, were relatively soft and lacking in collagen.Tumours are masses of uncontrolled cellular growth, formed of dense and compact networks of cells, structural fibres and blood vessels.
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It’s always special when astronomers spot new moons, but this latest discovery is extreme – 20 new moons confirmed all at once, as announced earlier today by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center.The distant orbs were spotted with the Subaru telescope located on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea, according to a Carnegie press release.“Finding new moons of the planets is hard because they are generally very faint and thus hard to track year to year in order to get reliable orbits for them,” Sheppard wrote in an email to Gizmodo.“I have been using some of the largest telescopes in the world to find the new moons and an updated computer algorithm to link the new discoveries year to year, allowing us to officially determine they are orbiting Saturn and thus are new moons of Saturn.”When asked why it took so long to find these new moons, Sheppard said it’s because they’re so dim.Currently, astronomers are “only able to find moons that are a a few miles in size around Saturn because the planet is so far away,” he said.
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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.When working out, it’s important to have a great sweat-proof pair of earphones to blast tunes that keep you motivated.Plus, you need a good fitness band to track your workouts to measure your performance.Now, this sounds like a look of money being spent on gadgets, but what if I told you there are earphones that have in-built heart rate tracking?It’s important to have a great sweatproof pair of earphones for your workout to keep you going.Plus, you would also need a good fitness band to track your workouts.
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It's Saturday, and that means it's time for our week in review.Over the week, we had our first-drive review of the 2020 Lincoln Corsair and hopped behind the wheel of the Audi Q5 and A8 plug-in hybrids.Here's a recap of our most important stories from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5.Reviews Editor Antuan Goodwin had a go in the smallest Lincoln on sale.2020 Audi A8 and Q5 plug-in hybridIn the US, Audi will kick off its plug-in hybrid onslaught with three models: the A8, A6 and Q5 crossover SUV.
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PC gamers will finally have a chance to try out Rockstar's best-selling Red Dead Redemption 2 on November 5, the company announced today.The game will also be a launch title for the planned November launch of Google's Stadia streaming service.Rockstar Games Launcher: We install it on Windows so you don’t have to [Updated]Rockstar is using the marquee release as a promotion for its new proprietary PC game launcher.Pre-orders on that platform—which will begin on October 9—come with a free upgrade to the Premium Edition, including a number of story-mode DLC bonuses and 50 Gold Bars for use in the Red Dead Online mode.Those pre-orderers will also receive two free legacy Rockstar titles from the following selection:
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BuzzFeed reports that the man Elon Musk hired to investigate British diver Vernon Unsworth is a convicted felon with a history of fraud.According to multiple sources and public records, James Howard-Higgins served 18 months in prison for fraud.Howard-Higgins emailed Musk out of the blue on the same day he tweeted Vernon Unsworth was a "pedo guy," offering his services.Musk's family office paid him $50,000 to investigate Unsworth.The astonishing legal battle between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the British diver Vern Unsworth, who Musk baselessly accused of being a "pedo guy", has taken a new turn.BuzzFeed reports that Musk hired a man previously convicted of fraud to investigate Vernon Unsworth in an apparent attempt to prove the "pedo guy" assertion.
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Deutsch North America’s CEO Mike Sheldon is hanging up his cleats.It’s not a retirement, per se, but a move away from Deutsch in Los Angeles after 22 years.Most notably, Sheldon is credited with turning Deutch’s then-nascent L.A. operation into one of the staples of the market, taking it from a handful of people to, at its peak, a 600-plus juggernaut.The agency continues to create standout work for brands, including high profile campaigns for Taco Bell, Dr. Pepper and others.On the downside, the agency split from Target, yet won the Reebok business shortly after that.Additionally, after nine years—and being credited with reviving Volkswagen’s fortunes with breakout work including the oft-referenced “The Force”—Deutsch and the carmaker ended their relationship.
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This must be true wireless earbud season.Hot on the heels of Amazon’s Echo Buds, and Microsoft’s Surface Earbuds, we now have LG’s new Tone+ Free, the South Korean giant’s latest version of its true wireless earbuds.Without hands-free access to a voice assistant, massive battery life, or noise-cancellation, their killer feature is literally a killer feature: Inside the charging case, LG has included what it calls a UVnano function, that kills bacteria through the use of ultraviolet light.LG doesn’t offer any stats on just how many (or what kinds) of bacteria are harbored by a typical set of true wireless earbuds, but we suspect that if you’re a germaphobe, “none” might be too many.Beyond the Tone+ Free’s unique antibacterial system, these new earbuds are fairly conventional.They last a claimed six hours on a charge, which is more than Apple’s AirPods and the new Echo Buds, but still significantly less than many others in the market including the Surface Buds and the Powerbeats Pro.
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Dutch journalist and TV presenter, Jort Kelder, called out a Bitcoin BTC scammer over Skype following the illicit use his face.Researchers located and revealed the names of a number of companies that have been using the faces of celebrities to promote heinous Bitcoin scams, Brandpunt+ reported earlier this year.Brandpunt+ then launched a deeper undercover investigation which eventually led to Kelder confronting one of the person’s believed to have used Kelder’s face to scam people.In an exclusive episode released on Brandpunt+’s YouTube channel yesterday, Kelder is seen contacting one of the alleged scammers.He tells the supposed miscreant: “If you take a closer look, I’m Jort Kelder and you used my head for this internet scam.” After a brief conversation, he hangs up and tells the supposed scammer: “By, bye, I’ll see you in jail.”Kelder’s face and image, along with a host of other celebrities, including Big Brother creator John de Mol, have been used by scammers to lure victims into believe their Bitcoin scams are legitimate.
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Google today announced its latest steps for how Chrome labels HTTP and HTTPS sites.Starting in December 2019, Chrome will get a new setting to unblock mixed content (insecure HTTP subresources on HTTPS pages) on specific sites.HTTPS is a more secure version of the HTTP protocol used on the internet to connect users to websites.Secure connections are widely considered a necessary measure to decrease the risk of users being vulnerable to content injection (which can result in eavesdropping, man-in-the-middle attacks, and other data modification).Data is kept secure from third parties, and users can be more confident they are communicating with the correct website.Google has been pushing the web to HTTPS for a while now, coaxing developers to avoid using HTTP.
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If you count yourself among the people who are ready for Fortnite Season X to finish up, you’re unfortunately going to be waiting a little while longer.With the Fortnite patch notes that landed today, Epic revealed that Season X will last a week longer than originally anticipated.Of course, that means players will get to participate in overtime challenges while we wait for the new season to begin, potentially allowing them to unlock new cosmetics.Epic hasn’t revealed what the overtime challenges for Season X – officially called the Out of Time Overtime Mission – will entail, but it does say that the rewards will include XP, cosmetics, and a “commemorative loading screen.” The fact that Season X has been extended by a week also means that players will have more time to complete their battle passes, so if you’ve been slacking on that front, you now have a little extra time to wrap things up.Additionally, Epic says that the Batman Caped Crusader Pack and Gotham City will both be available in-game until the end of Season X.The Out of Time Mission will begin on Tuesday, October 8th at 9 AM ET and run until Sunday, October 13th at 2 PM ET, so we’ll look forward for more information on that at the beginning of next week.
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The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at the rainfall occurring within this strong system.The Portuguese Institute for the Sea and the Atmosphere has discontinued all warnings for the Azores, and now Ireland and the United Kingdom are on watch for Lorenzo's approach.NASA Looks at Lorenzo's Rainfall, Extra-Tropical TransitionThe GPM's core satellite passed over Lorenzo on Oct. 2 at 4:31 a.m. EDT (0831 UTC).Scattered light rain falling at less than 0.2 inches (less than 5 millimeters) per hour circled the rest of the storm.Forecasters at NOAA's National Hurricane Center or NHC incorporate the NASA rainfall data into their forecasts.
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Senator Kamala Harris has a message for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: It’s past time to eject President Trump, America’s Tweeter in Chief, from the platform.On Tuesday, the presidential hopeful penned a letter to Dorsey pointing to several recent Trump tweets, including the now-infamous “Civil War” tweet and several targeting the whistle-blower and House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, as evidence that the president has violated Twitter’s policies against harassment and incitement of violence.Who wants to guess what that response is going to be?In 2018, after taunting North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in tweets that many people felt threatened nuclear war, many Democrats, watchdog organizations, and commentators called for Twitter to ban Trump.Twitter refused, citing concerns like censorship and the inherent newsworthiness of presidential tweets.Twitter is especially not likely to do this since it has updated its rules to avoid the conversation Harris is trying to have.
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Microsoft has just revealed Surface Neo, the much-rumored dual-screen laptop, at its big October press event in New York.And of course that gives the device an immediate injection of ‘cool’, as it were.The Neo is an entirely new Surface which is essentially two tablets hinged together like a book, featuring a new spin on Microsoft’s operating system, Windows 10 X, that’s designed and optimized for dual-screen devices.So let’s get on with delving into all the fresh info we’ve just discovered about Microsoft’s Surface Neo.We don’t know at this pointSurface Neo is still a long way out, with a release expected to come at the end of 2020, assuming there’s no slippage of course.
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As you probably know, the Trump administration banned US companies from doing business with Huawei several months ago.Recently Huawei had a big smartphone launch, the Mate 30 Pro, the first Huawei phone to launch without Google apps, thanks to the export ban.The lack of Google apps is a serious black mark on the device, as it is now shipping without the Android app ecosystem and without killer Google apps like the Play Store, Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome, the Google Assistant, and more.The gray market distribution of Google apps is something the Android modding scene has down to a science, and it's fairly easy to get Google apps on things that don't normally come with Google apps, like Amazon Kindle Fire devices, custom ROMs based on the open source Android code (like LineageOS), and on imported devices meant for the Google-free Chinese market.They rely on either an unlocked bootloader, which allows users to flash Google apps to the normally read-only system partition, or they rely on "stub apps" left in the system partition by the device manufacturer specifically for the Google apps, so sideloaded versions can get the system-level permissions they need to work.You can see news articles promoting this site from just about all the major Android news sites.
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Fintech startup Bunq is launching in 22 additional markets today.It is now going to be available in all European Union markets as well as Norway and Iceland.Overall, users can sign up in 30 countries.In addition to today’s geographic expansion, the company is enabling Apple Pay and Google Pay support for Travel Card users in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Ireland (Google Pay isn’t available in the Netherlands).Bunq wants to create a bank account that works better.You get your own IBAN and debit card for a monthly subscription fee.
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Amazon is seeking to solve the short-range problem associated with traditional wireless technologies such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 5G.Alongside the announcement of an updated and expanded hardware range of smart speakers, Amazon also revealed it is developing a new low-bandwidth, long-distance wireless protocol called Sidewalk that will connect all IoT devices, both inside and outside the house.The technology will be incorporated in the new Amazon Fetch product for dogs, which will launch next year.There is not a lot of detail about Sidewalk at the moment, but it will apparently operate up to a mile, depending on the placement of the receiver and basestation.According to Reuters, Amazon is hoping this technology will help in the adoption of smart devices.The e-commerce giant apparently decided to develop the tech, as it felt that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi don’t have enough range and use too much power, while 5G is too complex.
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Netflix has announced that all every single episode of the hit NBC sitcom Seinfeld are headed to the streamer in 2021, the same year that another NBC show, The Office, leaves the service.Netflix made the announcement via its Twitter feed.In the tweet, Netflix listed the show’s iconic cast of characters before promising, “All 180 episodes of the Emmy-Award winning Seinfeld are coming to Netflix — worldwide!”Jerry All 180 episodes of the Emmy-Award winning Seinfeld are coming to Netflix — worldwide!— starting in 2021 pic.twitter.com/tLvcCKH4vl— Netflix US (@netflix) September 16, 2019
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