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BuzzFeed has recently turned to experiential as a way to evolve its brand partnerships beyond branded content and media, with efforts that have included outdoor conference cabins in partnership with Delta and a pop-up for dogs with Petco.The media company’s latest co-branded experience, created as part of its ongoing partnership with Chase, has turned a popular New York pizza spot into a pop-up celebrating the return of Knicks basketball.NBA fans can swing by The Pizza Joint, a Knicks-themed pizza parlor that took over Speedy Romeo in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, beginning Nov. 8 through Nov. 22.Produced and designed by Brooklyn-based experiential marketing agency Crony Creative, the pop-up is decked out in decor, collectibles and footage celebrating the NBA team as well as rap group Run DMC, who will make appearances at the event.The 15-day pop-up also will host six special events geared toward Knicks fans and BuzzFeed’s audience, including opening and closing parties, trivia and speed dating.Additionally, Speedy Romeo’s menu has been revamped to have a New York theme, with perks for Chase cardholders.
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Now that the holidays are quickly approaching, the craze of gift shopping and vacation planning is starting to kick in.If you’re worried about burglars stealing your parcels or intruders breaking in while you’re away, arming your property with the right outdoor security camera is the way to go.Right now, Best Buy is holding a sale on two of the finest outdoor surveillance systems: The Arlo Pro 2 and Google Nest Cam IQ Outdoor.With the Pro 2 model, Arlo improves the original’s already great system to deliver more refined monitoring solutions.It’s also fully weatherproof and ready for indoor and outdoor use, wired or wire-free.This allows the cameras to receive the bandwidth they need no matter the traffic of your home network.
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Bill Gates has suggested if it wasn’t for the costly and prolonged antitrust lawsuit in 1998, Microsoft would be the dominant player in the mobile OS world not Google.This lawsuit, which lasted roughly three years, proved to undermine the Microsoft dominance on the technology world.With the playing-field levelled for competition, Microsoft gradually fell back into the chasing peloton, though founder Bill Gates suggested there was a much bigger impact for the business.“There’s no doubt that the antitrust lawsuit was bad for Microsoft, and we would have been more focused on creating the phone operating system,” said Gates at the DealBook Conference in New York.“Instead of using Android today, you would be using Windows Mobile.I was just too distracted that I screwed that up because of the distraction.
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The tech brand’s huge selection of notebooks gets massive discounts until November 4.Act fast and grab these Lenovo laptop deals to save on some of the best laptops today.The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a premium 15-inch notebook that is both quick and practical.This big and powerful laptop offers strong performance, a beautiful display, and an excellent keyboard.All these features make the ThinkPad X1 Extreme an excellent pick for demanding business users.This Lenovo laptop deal is only available for a limited number of buyers, so hurry and order now.
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These are the kind of questions that will crop up in mind when moving your assets to the flexibility and decentralised nature of a cloud environment.As organisations move to the cloud, Diana Kelley, Microsoft’s Cyber Security Field CTO, told TechRadar Middle East, that they [organisations] don’t have the same kind of visibility they had on-premises but that does not mean they don’t have visibility.With the right planning and cloud partner or partners, she said that even highly sensitive assets can be transitioned to the cloud in a secure and trusted manner without losing visibility and control.Moreover, she said that Azure Security Centre gives another layer of visibility such as compliance manager, which is integrated into the Azure and can report on the compliance status and “we also have Secure Score, where organisations can understand the current ranking of their configuration within Azure and compare that to similar organisations by size and protocol”.Within Office 365, you can know who touched the apps and which document in One Drive, who sent the document to whom and who was able to access the document, whether it is from inside or outside.There is a lot of rich reporting, audit and tools that are available now,” she said.
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I recently ran across an animation showing a Saturn V rocket during liftoff, but with a small modification.See, the Saturn V itself was a real beast.The workhorse of the Apollo program in the ’60s and ’70s, it’s the rocket that launched all the famous missions to the moon.It required massive quantities of fuel to get off the ground, and this clip shows in a nice intuitive, bonkers way just how fast it consumed the stuff.(To be clear, these are conceptual elephants, not real ones.No one wants to see the words “shoot” and “elephant” in the same sentence.
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The company will soon start teasing the launch of a new product through its social channels, using a Halloween theme and the outline of a watch-like product to let us know something special is coming in the near future.The company exclusively confirmed to Digital Trends the new product is indeed a smartwatch, and it will be available globally at the end of November.The smartwatch will be a follow-up to the Honor Magic Watch, a little-seen but rather impressive smartwatch launched at the beginning of the year.While this has given us more information on when we will see Honor’s new smartwatch, there’s still plenty we don’t know.Honor’s teaser shows the outline of a smartwatch — which closely resembles the original Honor Magic Watch’s design — and says, “Your eye candy is here,” to fit in with the Halloween theme.There’s no hint of the product name, but it being called the Honor Magic Watch 2 is probably a safe bet.
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In August, we reviewed the LG Dual Screen, a clamshell case for the LG V50 ThinQ with a built-in screen that doubles as a miniature monitor.Months later, at IFA 2019 in Berlin, LG announced a revamped Dual Screen with a few nips and tucks, chief among them higher-quality materials and compatibility with the LG G8X ThinQ.We weren’t overly impressed with the Dual Screen, which lacks an external display and a high-bandwidth connection.The Dual Screen’s design hasn’t evolved much from the first generation, with three exceptions we’ll address in a moment.It’s now the same size (6.4 inches), aspect ratio (19.5:9), and resolution (2340 x 1080 pixels), and it exhibits none of the color imbalance we encountered with the first-gen Dual Screen.Nifty software touches with the Dual Screen include the ability to mute content on one screen while increasing the opposite’s volume, plus a camera viewfinder that makes it easier to preview a photo before it’s captured.
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Thousands of ransomware victims may finally get some long-awaited relief.New Zealand-based security company Emsisoft has built a set of decryption tools for Stop, a family of ransomware that includes Djvu and Puma, which they say could help victims recover some of their files.Stop is believed to be the most active ransomware in the world, accounting for more than half of all ransomware infections, according to figures from ID-Ransomware, a free site that helps identify infections.Ransomware is one of the more common ways nowadays for some criminals to make money by infecting computers with malware that locks files using encryption.Victims can unlock their files in exchange for a ransom demand — usually a few hundred dollars in cryptocurrency,.Some security experts have been able to unlock some victims’ files without paying up by finding vulnerabilities in the code that powers the ransomware, allowing them in some cases reverse the encryption and return a victim’s files back to normal.
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As the atmosphere warms, however, that ice has shrunk to historically low levels, according to satellite data.What if you could rev up the Arctic ice maker and build new layers of sea ice to counteract the warming effects of climate change?The idea is to kick off a positive feedback loop, says Leslie Field, founder and CEO of Ice911 Research, a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.Making the surface more reflective during the spring and summer months could prevent sea ice from absorbing as much heat and reduce its melting.She also holds dozens of patents and has worked at HP Labs and Agilent Labs.The Ice911 project is one of several geoengineering projects being considered by researchers who fear political leaders aren’t doing enough to force necessary cutbacks in emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases.
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E-cigarettes hit the US market about a decade ago, touted as a safer alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes.The result was a spike in vaping, especially among teens and young adults, a segment of the population that, until then, had been using fewer tobacco products, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The board voted unanimously, Q13Fox reported, and the ban will go into effect this week and last four months.Sept. 27, 2019 -- San Joaquin County DA launches investigation into Juul; FDA commissioner tweets about vaping investigationTori Verber Salazar, district attorney of San Joaquin County near the San Francisco Bay Area, told CNET her office has launched an investigation into vaping giant Juul because "too many minors are using" the company's products.The company was "built on the heart and lungs and brain and damage" it's caused to the youth population with its highly addictive narcotic products, she added.
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The Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces a critical test on Monday with the first general meeting of its backers, days after major payment providers pulled out of the project.The move follows PayPal’s exit from the association earlier this month, and leaves the project without the backing of any major payments firms.The Libra Association said earlier this month that after the meeting it would give more details about some 1,500 “entities” it said have indicated their “enthsiastic interest” in participating.Meanwhile, regulators stepped up their pressure on the proposed cryptocurrency.Randal Quarles, head of the global Financial Stability Board, said in a letter to G20 finance ministers that “stablecoins” such as Libra posed a “host of challenges” and that as such “possible regulatory gaps should be assessed and addressed as a matter of priority”.The FSB’s concerns centre on the potential for stablecoins – which are backed by real-world assets – to become a substitute for domestic currencies, Quarles said in the letter.
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Simplifying text’s grammar and structure is a useful skill most of us acquire in school, but AI typically has a tougher go of it, owing to a lack of linguistic knowledge.That said, scientists at Facebook AI Research and Inria are progressing toward a simplification model dubbed ACCESS (AudienCe-CEntric Sentence Simplification), which they claim enables customization of text length, amount of paraphrasing, lexical complexity, syntactic complexity, and other parameters while preserving coherency.“Text simplification can be beneficial for people with cognitive disabilities, such as aphasia, dyslexia, and autism, but also for second language learners and people with low literacy,” wrote the researchers in a preprint paper detailing their work.“The type of simplification needed for each of these audiences is different … Yet, research in text simplification has been mostly focused on developing models that generate a single generic simplification for a given source text with no possibility to adapt outputs for the needs of various target populations.[We] propose a controllable simplification model that provides explicit ways for users to manipulate and update simplified outputs as they see fit.”To this end, the team tapped seq2seq, a general-purpose encoder-decoder framework that takes data and its context as inputs.
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In a little over a day, Google will be holding its second-biggest event of the year after I/O.It is the event that lovers of Pixel devices in all shapes and sizes have been waiting for all year long to see if Google can indeed keep the Pixel flame burning, not to mention selling.Truth be told, there might not be much to wait for since the Pixel 4 has been leaked to ridiculous extents.All that’s really left is for retail details to drop and, of course, there are now leaks for those, too.If you’ve been hoping that Google has learned its lesson with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a pricing, better think again.In fact, it might have learned the lesson that people will pay for either phone anyway so might as well make both.
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But now it's official - it's the very best phone deal of the year, and it has a Mobile Choice Consumer Award to prove it!Last night was the nineteenth Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2019 where all the finest phones, retailers and networks in the UK are celebrated and garlanded.Three bagged a quartet of awards, including Best Value Network, Best Network for Data, Best Network for Roaming and the much coveted TechRadar Deal of the Year.Up against some stiff competition from the likes of Carphone Warehouse and EE (there's a full shortlist of nominees below), Three's ability to give customers absolutely unlimited data for a mere £20 per month proved irresistible for the judges.See all of today's best...Three's Deal of the Year winning SIM only deal
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Britain's small businesses are losing out on thousands of pounds every month due to a lack of online efficiency, new research has claimed.A report by website maker Wix found that as much of £35,000 a month could be going to waste due to SMEs failing to follow even basic steps.This includes the finding that 40 percent of British businesses still have no online presence and almost 1 in 3 (30 percent) that do have a website are still not completely digital.Surveying over 500 key figures at UK SMEs, the survey found that the businesses that are completely digital (using digital tools like invoicing and payments, customer service, chat, and automations etc) saw their revenues increase by an average of £35,000 a month.This rise was predominantly credited to digital tools helping save both time and resources, freeing workers up for more profitable taks.However many firms still preferred to keep certain tasks offline, including customer service, administration, bookkeeping, payments and invoices, and marketing services.
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In March, NASA announced plans to conduct its first ever all-women spacewalk with astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain.However, what would have been a giant leap for womankind was canceled — because NASA hadn’t packed enough spacesuits.Now the space agency has announced it will finally make history on October 21, when Koch and Jessica Meir are set perform an excursion outside the International Space Station (ISS) — and making sure there are enough medium-sized spacesuits to outfit the female astronauts.In the spacewalk back in March, McClain was replaced by a man because there was only one spacesuit available that could fit Koch and McClain.While the issue of space suit sizing may sound like an easy fix, fitting spacesuits isn’t as simple as it sounds, given the body grows taller in microgravity.But the incident raised questions around where women stand in a typically male-dominated industry — it seemed like this problem could have been avoided if more women were considered at the planning stage.
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Microsoft's required Oct. 3 security update, which was meant to fix a bug affecting Internet Explorer and printing, has seen Windows users report even more problems.Users complained across Microsoft's Answers forum, Reddit, Neowin, BornCity, AskWoody, BleepingComputer, Techdows, and Windows Latest, according to CNET sister site ZDNet on Monday.Most reported troubles with the Start Menu, while others saw booting and printing errors.The tech giant reportedly redid the updates for Windows 10 KB4524147 as the updates planned for Oct. 4.The KB4524147 automatic update was originally meant to address a print-spooling problem, which reportedly stemmed from the out-of-band security update on Sept. 23.Microsoft didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Netflix's animated fantasy series "Disenchantment," from "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, is catching audiences' attention in its second season, which debuted in late September.The data is based on "demand expressions," Parrot Analytics' globally standardized TV demand measurement unit.Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 69%What critics said: "Season 2 doesn't fully follow on the brio the show displayed at the tail end of last season, but with a newfound pathos and lots of wit, Disenchantment has finally transmogrified into that rare beast of a TV show that leaves you asking for more."
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The youngest Latinx millennial is 23 years old.She was 12 when America elected a black president and 13 when a Latina was confirmed to the Supreme Court.She was also 16 when Dreamers were given a shot at staying in America lawfully and when cannabis was legalized in two states.When she celebrated finally turning 21, the soundtrack of her party was dominated by the song of the year in the United States—a Spanish song: Despacito.When Dreamers turned into “bad hombres” and the American dream was closed off by delusions of a wall.Our young Latina—and all Latinos in the U.S.—now had a choice: go back to the times when Latinos assimilated and let go of many parts of their culture as they blended in or continue to stand boldly in their truth as a hyphenated-American.
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Snart landar Samsungs otursförföljda Galaxy Fold på svensk mark.Men 23 000-kronorsmobilen kommer bara gå att köpa i ett fåtal butiker.Efter en rad fördröjningar på grund av tekniska missöden har Samsung sakta börjat sälja vikbara Galaxy Fold i ett antal länder.Nu har turen kommit till Sverige.Den 18 oktober är det säljstart och instegspriset landar på 23 000 kronor.Förutom mobilen ingår också Samsungs trådlösa hörlurar Galaxy Buds, ett skyddskal till telefonen och ett års försäkring.
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Well this is a weird one to kick off the morning.Apparently a man in a two-month long relationship is blaming Apple for his domestic bliss.D. Razumilov is bringing a case against Apple based on a message he received via a cryptocurrency app he downloaded himself back in 2017.The message popped up in English and reportedly read "don’t judge without trying," and was accompanied by 69 (perfect!)One GayCoin is worth less than $0.02 right now, which is even less in real money."I thought, indeed, how can I judge something without trying it?
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Ahead of the release of "Joker," we ranked 11 major Batman movies from worst to best.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.But Batman's greatest foe is stealing the spotlight with "Joker," which opens in theaters this weekend.The character went on to star in everything from a 1960s television show, to a hit animated series, to multiple film franchises.Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face is no Aaron Eckhart, and the performance can be nauseatingly over-the-top."The LEGO Batman Movie" (2017)
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There’s a new action camera in town, with the GoPro HERO8 Black arriving with the company’s second-generation HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization and new GoPro Mods.GoPro has also added an integrated mount, so that you no longer need a frame in order to attach the camera to a bracket or similar.As you’d expect there’s up to 4K60 video support, or 1080p240.The HERO8 Black also offers 1080p Full HD live streaming over WiFi, together with 12-megapixel still capture.There’s a RAW mode, together with up to 8x slow-motion capture.TimeWarp 2.0 adds automatic rate adjustment and tap-control speed ramping, making super-speed videos more straightforward as the HERO8 Black can automatically figure out the best rate.
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From sparkling water droplets to flying trash, autonomous indoor drones continue to open up new possibilities for artists and creativesVerity Studios AG, the global leader in autonomous indoor drones, announced today that its drones have embarked on a new tour with one of the world’s best-selling artists: Céline Dion.In parallel, Verity completed an event in Beijing with Zhang Yimou, who directed the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191001006144/en/In the much-awaited encore of Dion’s show, the song “My Heart Will Go On,” more than 100 Verity drones rise from the stage, dramatically turning blue and thronging around Dion as the song reaches its crescendo.In the final strains of the song, the drones hover above Céline before descending to the stage one by one.
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With the release date just a little over a month away, Hideo Kojima is hyping up fans with interesting tidbits about his game."Death Stranding" is scheduled to launch exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on Friday, November 8, 2019.A few days ago, Kojima Productions officially confirmed that the highly-anticipated action game had gone gold.This means the master copy of the game is already on its way for mass production to prepare for distribution through digital and physical outlets.To add to the excitement of fans, the game director teased an interesting gameplay feature.Aside from the star-studded cast of A-list actors that were motion-captured and whose features were digitised into the game, one character has been the subject of mystery for a while now.
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Earlier today, Realme’s CMO teased a new phone, called Realme X2 Pro and powered by the Snapdragon 855+.Several hours later, it was Realme’s Chief Product Officer turn to share some additional tidbits about the upcoming device.He posted a screenshot on a Weibo’s post that says “here’s a little gift for National Day X2Pro” and the image attached reveals a toggle between 60 Hz and 90 Hz refresh rate for the upcoming device.Worth noting that this isn’t the first time that Derek Wang is teasing the new refresh rate.He made a statement earlier this month, saying that Realme’s 90 Hz device is on its way and it will be cheaper than the OnePlus 7T.Both devices are manufactured in BBK Electronics factories.
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Xinjiang is described as a massive surveillance society, which combines new technology and old techniques in order to control and monitor its citizens.The majority of belonging to the community, the uighurs, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). " We don't know that there is a large-scale campaign for the chinese partiföreträdare themselves put it, ”to wipe out the ideological virus”.It is a war against an ideology, that is, the chinese would like to see eradicated, and it takes place on a different plane, said Gary Molander, sweden director at HRW.It can be that you have not been loyal to the Communist party, or has been in contact with a person to another country to be imprisoned.in China, claiming that the detention will reduce the terrorism and separatism in the region.
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Palliative Connect, a trigger system developed at Penn Medicine and powered by predictive analytics, was found to be effective at increasing palliative care consultations for seriously ill patients, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.The study was published this month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine."There's widespread recognition of the need to improve the quality of palliative care for seriously ill patients, and palliative care consultation has been associated with improved outcomes for these patients," said the study's lead author, Katherine Courtright, MD, an assistant professor of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.Palliative Connect draws on clinical data from the electronic health record and uses machine learning to develop a score based on 30 different factors of a person's likely prognosis over six months--the timeframe doctors are asked to use when making a decision on whether palliative care consultation would be beneficial.In that span, 134 patients who'd been admitted to a Philadelphia hospital were compared to a similar population of 138 patients selected from a time before Palliative Connect was applied.In the group of patients from when Palliative Connect was applied, consultations increased significantly, climbing from 22 to 85.
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