Jerry Smith

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George Osborne's plan to eradicate the North-South divide and unite our great northern cities was, and is, exciting – but there's still unacceptable inequalities, Prof Dame Nancy Rothwell writesHuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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ZFS on Linux 0.8 (ZoL) brought tons of new features and performance improvements when it was released on May 23.We'll go over some of the most exciting May features (like ZFS native encryption) here today.(Note that ZoL 0.8.1 was released last week, but since ZFS on Linux follows semantic versioning, it's a bugfix release only.)We can hope that Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (which has yet to be named) will incorporate the 0.8.x branch, but there's no official word so far; if you're running Ubuntu 18.04 (or later) and absolutely cannot wait, the widely-used Jonathon F PPA has 0.8.1 available.Debian has 0.8.0 in its experimental repo, Arch Linux has 0.8.1 in its zfs-dkms AUR package, and Gentoo has 0.8.1 in testing at sys-fs/zfs.FreeBSD did so by rebasing its own OpenZFS codebase on ZFS on Linux rather than Illumos.
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Dating apps like Tinder, Match, and Bumble will see their user base numbers in the US increase in 2019, but grow slower than in recent years, eMarketer research analysts predict.According to the new report, eMarketer estimates 25.1 million users will use a dating app at least monthly, a 5.3% increase from the amount of users in 2018.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Although more than 25 million people are expected to regularly turn to dating apps this year, analysts are predicting a slow-down in growth for many popular dating apps.In a new forecast on app usage, research analytics firm eMarketer predicts that user growth for dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, Match, and OKCupid, will "slow significantly" in the US in 2019.Dating apps are anticipated to see their collective user base grow by 5.3% this year, compared with a 6.5% increase in 2018.
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It was wild-looking but graceful, with densely petalled, fragrant blossoms that opened just once each summer.But then—in the late 18th and early 19th centuries—some fancier roses from China arrived.They boasted more vivid colors like yellow and crimson, refined greenery and the ability to repeat-flower.Soon the old rosebush and her ilk began disappearing from English gardens, eclipsed by younger, showier hybrids that bloomed all summer long.So in the 1950s, a Shropshire potato farmer named David Austin took it upon himself to create a more perfect rose—by cross-pollinating the modern ones with the old, forgotten kind.Over the years, he and his staff reared hundreds of thousands of seedlings, creating beauts like the pink-rosetted Maid Marion, the ruffly Dame Judi Dench, and the peachy Roald Dahl.
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YouTube is reportedly considering making major changes to how it recommends and classifies children’s content on the platform amid a flurry of concerns about the platform’s safety, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.The possible changes, according to the Journal, could include moving all of the children’s content on the platform to a separate standalone app for children, called YouTube Kids, or turning off an automatic content recommendation system that queues up new content algorithmically after another video has completed a play-through.Both moves stand to impact how users, especially young ones, navigate the platform, which could have resulting effects on the advertisers that pour billions into the platform every year to reach those viewers.Those possible changes come as YouTube faces continued scrutiny for its handling of safety on the platform and as it braces for additional regulatory scrutiny.The Federal Trade Commission is in late stages of investigating the company for how it has handled children’s videos, according to The Washington Post.“Others, we develop and launch, like our restrictions to minors live streaming or updated hate speech policy.”
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A self-driving car is only as good as its maps.Automakers around the world have put in efforts to create high-definition maps of as many roads as possible as they ramp up AV development, so that their cars can have the best idea possible of the surrounding world.But while most groups don't seem too keen on the idea of giving them away, Ford's Argo AI is taking a different approach.Argo AI announced on Wednesday that it has created a public repository for its self-driving-car development data, including high-definition maps.Argoverse, as it's called, contains datasets and maps collected as part of Argo AI's own research into autonomy, and it's being released for free under a non-commercial Creative Commons license.The hope is that researchers will be able to use these HD maps to further advance AV technology.
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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.Oh daaaamn, you best move quickly: Best Buy is running a limited time flash sale on MacBooks.At the time of writing, the deal has under 14 hours left, so if you’ve been on the hunt for a new Apple laptop, this is your chance.Yep, you can save up to $250 on a range of MacBooks, the benefits of which we probably don’t need to go into too much detail about, right?Almost everyone is familiar with the company’s famous computers.an Intel Core i5 processor
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The good news is that modern gaming phones and even mid-range devices are more than capable of delivering a solid gaming experience.For the record, we are talking about full-featured or nearly full-featured ports, not the watered down versions that tend to flood the Google Play Store.It turns the voxel-art world into an isometric dungeon crawler, like a my-first-Diablo for all ages.The graphics are far from demanding, and the simplified gameplay would work well with on-screen touch controls.Of all the games on this list, this is by far the best candidate for an upcoming Android release.Dragon Quest Builders 2 is another title that has a lot in common with Minecraft, but it takes place in Akira Toriyama’s colorful Dragon Quest universe.
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With 5G now poised for release across the UK, the use cases for the next-generation networks are beginning to be realised in full flow.Qualcomm has been heavily involved in 5G for many years, with its role as probably the world’s leading chipmaker putting it in pole position to take advantage of the technology within the mobile industry as a whole.But with all the hyperbole surrounding the benefits 5G can have, what does a company with this unique viewpoint see as the immediate effects of the new networks?Your next smart speaker will listen better and last longer thanks to Qualcomm5G and smart cities: everything you need to know“What is striking from our point of view right now (is that) you see a full set of commercial, or very near, commercial smartphones all running on 5G,” says Ben Timmons, Qualcomm's European director of business development.
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Telegram announced on Wednesday it was experiencing connection problems as the result of a huge cyber attack on its servers.The DDoS attack overloaded the servers with phoney requests, disrupting connection to the internet.Telegram founder Pavel Durov tweeted that most of the attacking IPs were based in China.He said "state actor-sized" attacks coincide with protests in Hong Kong.Hong Kong is currently the site of mass demonstrations over the introduction of a new extradition bill which would allow citizens to be brought to mainland China for trial.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
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Earlier this year, it was revealed that Samsung’s monstrous 'The Wall' MicroLED TV would be made available in 75-inch and 219-inch models, but now the South Korean electronics giant is taking things even further, announcing an upgraded version in The Wall Luxury.Starting at 73 inches for a 2K model, The Wall Luxury will be available in a variety of sizes, ratios and customizable configurations, culminating with a staggering 292-inch behemoth that will offer 8K resolution.Despite being absolutely enormous, Samsung's The Wall Luxury has a depth of only 30mm and sports a totally bezel-free design.According to Samsung, The Wall Luxury will be equipped with an AI picture quality engine, known as Quantum Processor Flex, which will use AI upscaling and machine learning to optimize picture quality on a scene-by-scene basis.On top of this, The Wall Luxury is said to offer Quantum HDR technology for a peak brightness of 2,000 nits, as well as a 120Hz video refresh rate, making it ideal for watching sports or playing video games.Given the customizable nature of The Wall Luxury, it's perhaps no surprise that Samsung has yet to announce pricing for its next generation of MicroLED TVs, though we imagine the larger 8K models will be prohibitively expensive for most of us when they go on sale globally next month.
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter looks down on the Red Planet and sees all sorts of fantastical formations that resemble everything from Beaker the Muppet to Pac-Man.A new MRO view will inspire you to whip out your Vulcan salute.The MRO HiRise camera team at the University of Arizona on Wednesday highlighted a Martian sand dune formation that could be a doppelganger for the classic swooping Starfleet logo."Enterprising viewers will make the discovery that these features look conspicuously like a famous logo," the team quipped.The intriguing Mars formation has a long geologic history.It started as a crescent-shaped dune that became an island in a sea of lava, but the sand eventually blew away in the wind.
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Facebook is already under fire over privacy issues and said users shouldn't have an expectation of privacy on social media.A new report says emails found as part of a government investigation might show that the company's CEO was aware of certain questionable practices.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly did know of the company's questionable privacy practices according to The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.Sources familiar with the company say emails obtained as part of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation show the link and would be harmful to the company's reputation.The social media platform denies the existence of the emails."We have fully cooperated with the FTC's investigation to date and provided tens of thousands of documents, emails and files," a Facebook spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
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Watch out Amazon: Uber's plans for flight expand well beyond flying cars for transporting people.It also wants to deliver Uber Eats orders via drone.Announced at its Uber Elevate conference, Uber played a video where it took an Uber Eats order from McDonald's, placed the Big Mac and fries into specially designed packaging and then flew the food from the restaurant to a designated location where an Uber currier picked up the order to deliver it to the customer.Unlike other drone delivery services, Uber isn't planning to initially deliver the orders directly to customers' homes.Instead, it hopes to land the drones on cars using QR codes and then having the cars and traditional drivers complete the delivery.The company is working with the Federal Aviation Administration on the project.
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They set up shop in an abandoned mill on the edge of town, made a plan to recycle the computers when they conked out, and contracted with a nearby dam for cheap renewable power.Sure, it might be a warehouse full of energy-intensive computers and cooling systems, designed to churn out digital money day and night.In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Joule, his team takes a closer look at the energy consumption of bitcoin mining, based on where miners are located and the types of machines they are using.“The question is how to prevent it, and that’s up to local regulators.”Bitcoin mining, a process called “proof-of-work,” involves a global network of machines racing to solve complex math.When it comes to measuring energy use, the global nature of that activity makes it difficult to study; it’s hard to know what kinds of machines are running, where they’re located, and the fuel used to supply the electricity.
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The head of the anitrust division within the US Department of Justice should not be involved in the competition investigation of Google and Apple.This is according to democratic senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, who has previously warned that tech companies “have too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy.”Her comments come as the US House of Representatives earlier this month launched a probe into digital markets and “anti-competitive conduct” in the tech industry.That Senate investigation came as news broke of a possible wide-ranging investigation by US regulators.The regulators at the Department of Justice and the FTC are said to be focusing on ‘anti-competitive conduct’ at major tech companies such Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.The US has been accused in the past of giving large tech companies a relatively free hand, even as in Europe firms such as Apple, Facebook and Google have been the target of wide-ranging probes and massive fines.
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A mobile industry report has claimed the widespread rollout of 5G across Europe could be delayed by up to 18 months and cost €55 million more than expected if operators are denied access to Chinese-made networking equipment.Huawei, and to a lesser extent ZTE, command 40 per cent of the European telco equipment market but have effectively been frozen out of the US on national security grounds.Last month, US firms were ordered to stop doing business with Huawei - a decision which has significant repercussions for the company’s devices and networking divisions.Huawei has frequently denied any allegations that its products are a security risk, while the US government has produced no evidence of any wrongdoing.Nonetheless, Washington is now urging allies to follow its lead and ban Huawei from their 5G deployments.European operators have frequently voiced their opposition to any ban, arguing that excluding Huawei would result in decreased innovation and higher prices.
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and Now get growth-oriented companies within the corporate incubator and the Uppsala Innovation Centre and the option to search for a startinvestering of 500 000 sek per year.and Behind it, the money is for both angel investors and private investment companies, together with the state, the private equity firm Saminvest.”In the company's early stage, it can be very good, with a good balance between the private and the state capital is because it is high-risk.We are in the MARKET to have maintained a high level of participation of private capital, that is why I welcome also the government's equity.There can be a successful model,” said the MARKET's president and ceo Per Bengtsson.the Collaboration between the private and the public sector, in this form, is relatively new in Sweden.
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CD Projekt Red has been stoking the flames for months, preparing fans and enthusiasts for fresh Cyberpunk 2077 reveals during E3 2019.Such a highly anticipated game deserves a spotlight on the big stage and, with Sony not attending, that left only Microsoft’s briefing as an option.Reeves is playing one of the characters in the game and also took the stage to reveal the game’s 2020 release date.The new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 showed off the male version of V, the lead character that players will be able to customize when they start their experience in the open-world RPG.It featured Jackie, a companion revealed in the previous gameplay demo, and his untimely demise all through a few cutscenes.After a tense melee, a woman seems to hack into the player’s limbs and cause his right arm to malfunction.
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One of the most anticipated reveals Electronic Entertainment Expo on Sunday is expected to be news about Microsoft's next upcoming Xbox, codenamed Scarlett.The company has offered few details so far, but it's apparently been dropping subtle hints in its own teasers posted to the internet.Sleuthy gamers noticed that Microsoft's E3 countdown videos have included mysterious codes in the left corner -- R255, G36 and B0 -- the RGB code for the bright red color scarlett.Microsoft reportedly rewarded an "eagled eyed" gamer who noticed the Easter egg with a free month of its subscription-based service Xbox Game Pass.Rumors suggest the company is working on two game consoles under the Scarlett umbrella – an entry level unit on par with the Xbox One S codenamed Lockhart and a high-end Xbox One X equivalent referred to as Anaconda.The company has kept mum on the details so far but may be ready to pull back the curtain a bit during its press conference Sunday, which will be held at the appropriately named Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, starting at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m.
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The new Asus Zenfone 6 one of the best Android phones you can buy, with a gorgeous screen, innovative features, and an attractive starting price of $500.In the Zenfone 6, the selfie camera is actually the rear camera: there's actually a mechanism that flips the rear camera to the front whenever you want a selfie.The Zenfone 6 is unlike any other smartphone we've seen this year, so we compiled its best features to help make sense of why it's such a compelling package.It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options.1/ It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options.The Galaxy S10 starts at $900, and the S10 Plus starts at $1,000.
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Windows 10, and more preinstalled apps than in previous versions of Windows, and those apps are not always the popular ones.it is possible to uninstall using complex commands in Powershell, but if you're not comfortable with that, use a little bit of a difficult program, you can use an app called O Appbuster in place.another advantage of Appbuster is that it can also install apps that have been removed.you don't need to be installed, it is time to move.select the apps you want to uninstall.most of them are hard to get rid of in the usual way.
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Rather than facilitate this kind of gossip, Apple wants you to use its new Sign In with Apple service, which promises to free you from password hell, without selling your soul to the advertising devil.The magic happens when you have to provide an email, as Apple assigns a private, random email address that forwards information to you, and is easy to cut ties with.“This is a really intriguing feature with some clear advantages over Apple’s two main competitors.”“To my knowledge, Apple is the first company to offer the flexibility of signing into services using a fully anonymous proxy email address, so that emails from the service get redirected to your real email inbox,” Josh Long, chief security researcher at Intego Mac Security, told Digital Trends.“This is a really intriguing feature with some clear advantages over Apple’s two main competitors in the space, Facebook and Google.”Why is this a major positive?
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The product itself, Vive Pro Eye, is not cheap, $1,599, but features the latest in eye tracking technology with HTC claiming it is ‘setting a new standard’ for VR in the enterprise market.While the consumer VR segment has been relatively sluggish, despite the incredible promises made by technologists, though there does seem to be a bigger focus on enterprise in recent months.The Vive Pro Eye follows up HTC’s Vive Pro which is already in the hands of various different enterprise customers throughout the world, introducing new features such as precision eye tracking software, deeper data analysis, new training environments and more intuitive user experiences.And while some of the features might be considered excessive at the moment, there is always the potential to influence mainstream adoption.“By integrating eye tracking technology into Home Run Derby VR, we are able to transport this immersive baseball experience to any location without additional controllers needed.Our fans can simply operate menus by using their eyes.”
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Spaceport Cornwall is the staggeringly optimistic new name for half of Newquay Airport, which is about to receive a pot of money totalling as much as £20m to expand itself enough to let Virgin's future satellite launchers operate from [checks again] Cornwall.It won't be quite as exciting as Scotland's separate plans to open its own hyper-rural spaceport, as the concept for Spaceport Cornwall is to host the Virgin Orbit launchers.And sadly, these are not rockets, as the VO fleet of one uses a "horizontal launch solution" -- more commonly known in the aerospace industry as "an aeroplane."It'll still be quite exciting for regional planespotters and children, though, as the Virgin launch system is built on a modded 747 that carries its Launcher One rockets up for the first part of the journey, which are then dropped and fire their engines to power their small satellite cargo to space.And the spent rockets may land on Bodmin or Truro, which is a bonus.The UK Space Agency and Cornwall Council think Spaceport Cornwall could create as many as 150 jobs, and we're also excited because we get to paste in some words from the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership for the first time ever, with its chair Mark Duddridge saying: "This announcement is the culmination of five years' hard work and will be transformative for Cornwall.
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Ett fartyg har kört in i den norska oljeplattformen Statfjord A, meddelar olje- och gasföretaget Equinor.Ingen av de 276 personer som befann sig på oljeplattformen har skadats, meddelar företaget i ett pressmeddelande.Det nästan 80 meter långa offshore-fartyget hade tolv personer ombord och var i färd med lastning när olyckan inträffade.Fartyget tar sig för egen maskin mot fastlandet.– Ingen av dem ombord har skadats, lyckligtvis.Vi har inte heller skadat skrovet, vi vet inte varför vi kom ur position och kommer att utreda detta grundligt.
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WITH AMERICAN FORCES IN FRANCE (AP) — This story was first published on June 8, 1944, after AP journalist Don Whitehead, who became known by his colleagues as "Beachhead Don," landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day with the 1st Infantry Division.Never before has an army attempted to land such vast numbers of men and materials in such a short time, but the job is being done after a shaky start.When we landed behind the assault troops the enemy still was pouring a heavy machine-gun mortar and artillery fire into the boats as they drove ashore and had our troops pinned behind a gravel bank just above the water's edge.The enemy controlled the exits with accurate fire and the time schedule was being disrupted.The walls of houses were of reinforced concrete four to six feet thick,Two hundred yards from the beach on the side of a steep bank the Germans had built one strong-point and had another under construction.
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Privacy is a primary focus for some of the biggest tech companies, and Apple took another step in protecting children from being tracked.The iPhone maker will reportedly begin limiting third-party tracking in apps listed under the Kids category in the App Store according to the Wall Street Journal Friday.Trackers in some of these apps were used for marketing, ads and analytical purposes.Apple listed its approval process and guidelines for apps in the App Store.It says it will ensure apps are held to a "high standard for privacy, security and content."The company also began clamping down on iPhone parenting apps that allowed parents to manage their children's phones over privacy concerns.
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According to Global Times, a Chinese news site, the country is planning to release an “Entity List” in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s own list which caused Chinese company Huawei to spiral into a nosedive.Gao Feng, a spokesman of China’s commerce ministry, had this to say on the matter (via TechCrunch):Foreign enterprises, organizations, or individuals that do not comply with market rules, deviate from a contract’s spirit, or impose blockades or stop supplies to Chinese enterprises for non-commercial purposes, and seriously damage the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises, will be included on a list of ‘unreliable entities.’While the spokesman doesn’t specifically call out the United States or any U.S.-based companies, it’s extremely likely that U.S.-based firms would be on this list, should it come to fruition.China declined to elaborate on what limitations it would place onto firms that appear on this list.This contradicts an earlier assertion from Huawei’s founder that China should not respond to the U.S.
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A few days after announcing that he’s leaving Gearbox, John Vignocchi has reveled that he is joining Nintendo of America.Vignocchi was the executive producer of Disney Infinity, the toys-to-life franchise that launched in 2013 and was then unceremoniously dumped by Disney in 2016.Vignocchi joined Gearbox in October 2018 to work on a new franchise, but he has left that post after just seven months for this opportunity to work at Nintendo.“I’ll be driving developer and publisher relations for North America so that Nintendo can continue to bring amazing content to all fans,” Vignocchi wrote on a Facebook post.“I plan to help continue the tradition of building memories through Nintendo that will last a lifetime.I certainly have a lifetime of them already and can’t wait to make more.
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