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This is just another example of how being poor can be really bad for your health.
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AAA car subscription service will operate the service with help from Electrify America.
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Logitech G923 racing wheel | Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Logitech is announcing its first new racing wheel in five years: the G923 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC. The G923 succeeds the G29 and G920 and will be available in August for $399.99. Though the G923 looks very similar to the G29 and G920, it features an all-new force feedback system the company is calling “TrueForce.” The system is designed to provide more realistic feedback through the wheel, thanks to integration with a game’s physics and audio engines. The wheel can then take those inputs, such as the level of noise coming from a car’s engine or the surface the wheels are traveling over, and translate them into vibrations that can be felt through the wheel. The company says the electronics inside the wheel are able to sample... Continue reading…
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Elite boards that can overrule the board of directors are the latest fad in Chinese tech corporate governance.
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There are only a few days left before the announcement of Samsung Galaxy Note 20 smartphones. We already know a lot about them, and today ... The post Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (Ultra) official cases leaked appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Researchers have discovered a new malware that is being used to launch attacks against misconfigured Docker servers.
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Put away your Hawaiian shirts, no post-lockdown Vegas January for you The global pandemic just claimed another in-person tech conference – the 2021 edition of CES will be an "all-digital experience".…
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Just another day for the Investigatory Powers Tribunal The UK's Secret Intelligence Service, aka MI6, has been accused of trying to tamper with a court that is supposed to oversee and regulate it after an extraordinary tale emerged yesterday.…
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(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) Dialogue is one of the most basic ways humans use language, and is a desirable capability for autonomous systems. Army researchers developed a novel dialogue capability to transform Soldier-robot interaction and perform joint tasks at operational speeds.
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NBCUniversal's streaming app Peacock has free movies and TV shows -- plus more to watch if you pay. But you still can't watch with Roku or Amazon Fire TV.
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Everything from Mulan to Spider-Man: Homecoming's sequel have been delayed in the latest round of movie release shifts.
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Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more.A study has found that people who identify as right-wing politically are more reluctant to wear face covers to stop the spread of coronavirus.Researchers in the UK and US discovered that those who were more right-leaning were more likely to agree that wearing a covering is “not cool”, “shameful” and a “sign of weakness”.It comes as people will need to wear a face covering in shopping centres, banks, takeaway outlets, sandwich shops and supermarkets under new regulations due to come into force in England on Friday.The World Health Organisation (WHO) now recommends face coverings in indoor spaces and when social distancing is not possible after updating earlier guidance.The research - carried out by Dr Valerio Capraro, a senior lecturer in economics at Middlesex University, and Hélène Barcelo, from the Mathematical Science Research Institute in Berkeley, California - analysed people’s intention to wear face coverings.In one study, subjects were asked about how likely they were to wear a face mask outside the home, engaging in social activities and with people from another household, and how they best best described their political views. The survey of 2,459 people living in the US using the crowdsourcing website, Amazon Mechanical Turk, found that the average for left-leaning respondents’ intentions to wear a face covering was higher than right-leaning people.After being asked if they would agree or disagree with the statements “wearing a mask is not cool”, “wearing a mask is a sign of weakness” and “wearing a mask is shameful”, they also found that right-leaning people were more likely to express negative emotions when wearing a mask.A second study, which surveyed 1,920 people living in the US again using the crowdsourcing website Amazon Mechanical Turk, had the same outcome.Dr Capraro said: “This study was conducted in the US. However, looking at how politicians behave across Europe and the UK, I think it’s fair to say that we are seeing a behaviour that is consistent with this data.“In the UK, until very recently there were no pictures of Boris Johnson wearing a mask. He started wearing one when it became mandatory, exactly in line with our data.“Our data show that right-wing leaning people intend to wear a face mask less than left-wing leaning people. Interestingly, this difference is particularly strong in US counties where wearing a face mask is not mandatory. In counties where wearing a face mask is mandatory, left-leaning people are still more likely than right-leaning people to wear a face mask, but the difference across the political divide is much smaller, and almost non-existent.“In sum, making it mandatory to wear a face mask has a greater effect on right-leaning people, compared to left-leaning people, who wear a face mask relatively independently of whether it is mandatory or not.”The researchers also found that men are less likely wear face masks than women, and more inclined to see wearing one as “shameful” and a “sign of weakness”. People are much more likely to wear face masks if they rely on reasoning instead of emotion, they also say.The first study has been published online here and the second study here. Both are due to be peer reviewed.Related... This Is Where You Have To Wear A Face Mask In England From July 24 Our Face Masks Say Who We Are: 'When I Wear Mine, I Feel Seen' Should Face Masks Be Mandatory At Work? We Asked Experts
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Open TikTok, Uber, and other apps without touching the screen.
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The 65-inch LG UN8100 is currently selling for £200 off its RRP, but only at AO.com.
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The process will share some similarities to LASIK, wherein a tiny hole in the skull will be made via a medical-grade laser.
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Here’s what you missed from last week’s headlines.
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The JaxJox KettlebellConnect is a well-made, if pricey, piece of fitness equipment – except when it comes to the "connect" part.
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On this Digital Trends Live, we discuss the top tech stories, including TikTok warnings from the RNC and DNC.
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The quirky team of clones debuted in the final season of The Clone Wars earlier this year.
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"Businesses must reassess changes made to licences and contracts in March – both from an operational perspective but also, crucially, from a compliance perspective." The post Software isn’t Static – Preparing for Audits after COVID-19 appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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A German cryptocurrency company that used several ex-footballers to promote its products has been told to desist its blockchain-based business amid claims that it was operating a pyramid scheme, The Guardian reports.According to German business newspaper Handelsblatt, the country’s banking watchdog, BaFin, handed a cease-and-desist-order to Karatbit Foundation, registered in Belize, and told the company to settle any outstanding financial claims.Founded by former vacuum cleaner salesman Harald Seiz in 2011, Karatbars leveraged Roberto Carlo’s, Patrick Kluivert’s, and Lothar Matthäus’ fame to promise users it would disrupt the financial system with its transformative currency.The business allowed prospective “affiliates” to purchase “cryptonyzed gold” tokens.To guarantee the stability of its currency, Seiz said the company had a fully licensed “cryptocurrency bank” in Miami and a mine in Madagascar said to $991 million (£772 million) worth of gold.Additionally, Seiz reportedly claimed to have raised more than $100m (£78m) through KaratGold’s Coin (KBC) token sale.
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The least interesting thing about the alleged Russian hacker who appeared Tuesday morning in a Virginia courtroom may end up being the charges he faces there.The Justice Department indicted Aleksei Yurievich Burkov on five counts related to his alleged role from from 2009 to 2013 running an online criminal marketplace, known as CardPlanet, that sold stolen credit card numbers.The scale of CardPlanet, as online forums go, was relatively small—150,000 stolen payment cards that resulted in about $20 million in fraudulent purchases, a far cry from the bust last year of the reportedly $530 million “In Fraud We Trust” marketplace.You can read the 2016 Burkov indictment in full below.Unsealed Tuesday, it alleges that the 29-year-old former St. Petersburg resident used both CardPlanet and another online forum to commit financial fraud, and outlines how much cybercrime now resembles legitimate online businesses and shopping sites.Burkov, the indictment alleges, sold card details for between $2.50 and $10 a card, and even offered a literal money-back guarantee: He would refund the price of any cards that proved invalid.
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Big names were hit, including Capital One and Equifax, but smaller companies also suffered, with 32% of UK businesses identifying a cyber-security breach or attack according to DCMS’s Cyber-Security Breaches Survey 2019.2020 will see organisations move away from legacy approaches to network security, towards intelligent network monitoring powered by deep learning that are more adept at keeping businesses secure in today’s threat landscape.With cyber-criminals constantly evolving their methods and collaborating with each other to find innovative ways of causing damage, businesses need network monitoring solutions that can keep up.The power of deep learning to analyse complex situations with a level of detail impossible with traditional approaches, opens new possibilities to tackle cyber-threats previously unseen that try to hide behind the noise of business activities.Unsupervised deep learning-powered network monitoring allows businesses to create a highly accurate and adapting baseline of normal activities within the organisation.By being very precise in detecting what is normal, if becomes extremely effective identifying unseen threats.
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Tianfeng International analyst Guo Minghao talked about Apple Watch products in his latest research report.Among the company’s major hardware products, Apple’s smartwatch shipments will have the highest year-on-year growth rate.He expects that its shipments to be 21–23 million and 25–27 million units in 2019 and 2020, respectively.Also Read: Apple Watch Is One Step Away From 50% Market ShareGuo Minghao said that there are three key reasons for the rapid growth of its shipments.One is that the hardware design of Apple Watch is in line with the positioning of these wearable devices; the second is the mature software and ecosystem; the third is the growth of AirPods sales.
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So far, Disney Plus complaints were clustered in big cities in the Eastern US and Canada, lining up with the the areas likely to experiencing peak demand early Tuesday morning, according to outage tracker DownDetector.The tracker also showed complaints in the Netherlands, where Disney Plus launched as a subscription service Tuesday after operating as a free beta app for weeks.The disruptions appeared to decline as the day went on.Disney attributed the problems to demand exceeding its "high expectations.""We are pleased by this incredible response and are working to quickly resolve the current user issue.We appreciate your patience," the company said in a statement.
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How many people still buy stuff on Blu-ray these days?I know I'm not the only one, because they keep releasing more and more of them for outrageous prices.So outrageous, in fact, that it's a nice day to see that Amazon has knocked up to 20% off 4K discs for all the people that still go out and buy them.This is all part of Amazon's 'Hidden Gems' sale, which totally isn't a pre-pre-Black Friday sale at all.Though the films in here are not exactly what I'd call hidden gems, since they include two Attenborough documentary series (netting a 15 per cent discount each), a bunch of films with Stallone (including two Rambo movies), and more.Sadly not a whole lot is available on the sale page, though a quick search round the deals sites found that there are plenty of other 4K discs on offer right now.
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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi called Saudi Arabia's murder of journalist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi "a mistake."Speaking to "Axios on HBO," Khosrowshahi defended his company's ties to the Saudi state, which represents Uber's fifth-largest investor."I think that government said that they made a mistake," Khosrowshahi said of Khashoggi's killing at the hands of Saudi agents."People make mistakes, it doesn't mean that they can never be forgiven, I think that they've taken it seriously."Khosrowshahi later clarified to Axios in an email that Khashoggi's murder was "reprehensible and should not be forgotten or excused."Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi called Saudi Arabia's murder of journalist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi "a mistake," though he later clarified that Saudi actions were "reprehensible and should not be forgotten or excused."
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