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For Indonesia’s GoWork, the answer is simply that it isn’t – if you’re able to execute the concept right.The saga has seen a dramatic cut in the embattled company’s valuation to as little as US$8 billion from US$47 billion in January.“We come in as an operator for landlords,” co-founder and CEO Vanessa Hendriadi tells Tech in Asia.GoWork is the result of a 2018 merger between its predecessor of the same name – founded by entrepreneurs Richard Lim and Donny Tandianus, now chief financial officer and chief technology officer of the merged entity, respectively – and ReWork, which Hendriadi launched in 2016.Ironically, Hendriadi was inspired to start her own company after seeing one of WeWork’s locations during a trip to the US in 2015.There was probably only two or three co-working locations in Indonesia at the time, and they were very small.”
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Besvärliga kollegor kan dränera vår energi, minska produktiviteten och bidra till att vi inte trivs på jobbet.Det är inte ovanligt med konflikter på en arbetsplats, och många har nog någon gång upplevt problem i relationen till en kollega.Men enligt Scott Mautz, motivationsexpert och författare till boken Find the fire, finns sätt att förbättra situationen.Business Insider har listas hans bästa tips, här i urval:Sluta önska att de vore annorlundaVi sätter gärna etiketter på andra, exempelvis att någon är en dålig lyssnare eller en egoist.
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Update: November 15, 2019 (7:04AM ET): Huawei’s offered the EMUI 10 beta for a while now, but it looks like Huawei P30 series owners are finally starting to get the stable version of the Android 10-based update.According to PiunikaWeb and users on the XDA-Developers forum, the EMUI 10 stable update is now rolling out to European users.The update’s European release comes mere days after EMUI 10 was pushed out to P30 series devices in China.Then you might want to wait a week or so, as it’s a common practice to issue an OTA update in stages.This EMUI update weighs in at over 4.4GB, so you’re in for a bit of a wait if you don’t have the fastest connection.Hopefully the update comes to more locales in the coming weeks, as it definitely seems ready for prime-time.
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After a period of beta testing with Windows Insiders, and a few weeks of preparation, Microsoft is finally rolling out the Windows 10 November 2019 Update to the general public.Previously code-named 19H2, the update will now begin appearing as a download for most Windows 10 users in Windows Update.It is smaller in size and won’t deliver on many new features, but will smash some bugs that had plagued the operating system.As we’ve previously detailed, this latest update is fairly minor when compared to previous Windows 10 updates.It doesn’t come with any major design changes, and is designed to service the bugs, and other issues the previous Windows 10 May 2019 Update.The update now includes access to third-party digital assistants on the lock screen, as well as some new ways to add events from the calendar in the taskbar.
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Catch up with this VB Live event for a tour of the year’s customer experience trends, a look at how AI made an impact in 2019, and a perfect line of sight into the biggest challenges and opportunities for CX in 2020 and beyond.It’s still early days for conversational AI and intelligent assistants, and building a truly intelligent assistant requires a lot of talent and investment, as well as backend work on your tech and data before you get to the frontend experience and a natural language bot.Companies just starting out actually have it easier now since the technology has been evolving at a very rapid pace, Dodelin says.The models continue to get better.Things like Google’s BERT model, released in late 2018, helps a broader range of folks make improvements to their NLU models and understand what customers are asking, which of course is the first step to having an intelligent AI.“We’ve steadily improved our NLU and rolled out with an increasingly better understanding of the customer’s questions,” he says.
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The first trailer for the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie arrived earlier this year, and was immediately met with criticism over Sonic’s appearance.The widespread backlash to the CGI character actually forced the movie to be delayed so the team could fix Sonic.Paramount Pictures has now released a new trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic looks a lot better.The biggest visual change is Sonic’s eyes are a lot bigger, and the CGI body is far less elongated.Even Sonic’s teeth, that briefly make an appearance, don’t look like a full creepy set of human teeth anymore.Sonic just looks smaller and cuter, just like you’d expect from a CGI version of the Japanese video game star.
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Welcome to another Moonday Mornings, Hard Fork’s wrap-up of the weekend’s cryptocurrency and blockchain headlines.Blockchain inspired dapp platform EOS is reportedly congested, according to cryptocurrency exchange desk Coinbase.In a blog article posted over the weekend, Coinbase says it has been seeing “degraded performance for EOS transactions.” That said, Coinbase‘s experience is a result of the fact that it didn’t stake enough CPU resources for its transactions to be processed.The cryptocurrency exchange believes issue arose as a result of increased network activity spurred on by a recent token airdrop.The findings come after tax authorities from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and The Netherlands collaborated by sharing data, tools, and strategies to find potential tax evaders.A senior special agent in the IRS‘s Los Angeles said it the authority has developed expertise in “who is moving money and where it’s going… we have tools in place that we didn’t have six months or a year ago.”
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Sony Interactive Entertainment is putting Guerrilla Games managing director Hermen Hulst in charge of PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios.Hulst oversaw Guerrilla’s production of the Killzone games and, most recently, the blockbuster open-world adventure Horizon: Zero Dawn.Over the life of the PlayStation 4, Sony shifted its focus to more cinematic single-player adventures.And Guerrilla’s Horizon is the epitome of that strategy.Now, Hulst can bring the experience of building that game to all other Sony teams.“And I have the utmost respect and admiration for the creative talent and ambitious ideas within the network of studios across the U.S., Europe, and Japan.
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Francis Lawrence, an executive producer and director of Apple TV Plus' "See," gave a wide-ranging interview to Business Insider about the show's budget and development.Lawrence said The Hollywood Reporter's reporting last month that "See" would cost $240 million for two seasons was "blown out of proportion."Lawrence said he used everyone from blind consultants to an evolutionary biologist to a survivalist to develop the show.Lawrence also said that he "would definitely" return for the "Hunger Games" prequel movie in development.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Apple TV Plus launched on Friday with four original shows.
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California’s attorney general Xavier Becerra has accused Facebook of “continuing to drag its feet” by failing to provide documents to the state’s investigation into Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.The attorney general said in a court filing Wednesday that Facebook had provided a “patently deficient” response to two sets of subpoenas for the previously undisclosed investigation started more than a year ago.“Facebook has provided no answers for nineteen interrogatories and produced no documents in response to six document requests,” the filing said.Among the documents sought are communications by executives, including chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, and documentation relating to the company’s privacy changes.The filing said the social media giant was “failing to comply with lawfully issued subpoenas and interrogatories” for what the attorney general says involves “serious allegations of unlawful business practices by one of the richest companies in the world,” referring to Facebook.Becerra is now asking a court to compel Facebook to produce the documents.
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UK students are taking foreign languages at GCSE level in ever-lower numbers, and one reason for this, according to education regulator Ofqual, is that it's harder to get the highest grades in French and German because of the way they're exactingly marked.So the solution is to make them a little easier.Or rather, to ask those in charge of grading exams to be a little less strict, which is nearly the same thing.Teachers have been asking for this change for years, as the perception is that French and German exams are unusually harsh in their demands and are the hardest of all GCSE subjects to take, leaving straight-A students with embarrassing Bs and Cs on their permanent record for not quite getting the sex of the table right or using the wrong plural when ordering more than one of the chocolate bread things they have for breakfast over there.Exam boards are therefore being asked to adjust their grading standards in time for 2020 exam season.There is probably a funny German word for this lowering of expectations, but I only got a C so never learnt it.
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The new Google Pixel 4 XL may not be perfect, but I'll wager you wouldn't mind walking away with one for free?You've got the chance to do just that today, thanks to CNET's all-new giveaway.One lucky person will receive the unlocked Pixel 4 XL (128GB) and Google's Pixel USB-C earbuds (which is nice because earbuds aren't normally included with the phone).Total value: A cool $1,030.The Pixel 4 XL is a 6.3-inch phone that's notable for having an outstanding camera and super-fast screen-refresh rate.Read CNET's Pixel 4 XL review to get the full scoop.
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We’ve all heard about “cloud native” databases, security, governance, storage, AI, and pretty much anything else that a cloud provider could offer.Here’s my definition of cloud native applications: Applications that leverage systems native to the public cloud they are hosted on.[ Discover the best open source software for software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning: InfoWorld’s 2019 Bossie Award winners.By using native services, we can take advantage of core systems that include native security using native directory services, as well as native provisioning systems and native management and monitoring.Using non-native applications on public clouds is analogous to driving a super car on a gravel road.Now we’re taking this notion of native services to new platforms, including container orchestration—namely, Kubernetes.
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Det och en spelmiljardärs välutrustade gym är några av veckans snackisar, enligt Di Digitals nyhetschef Ida Hansson Brusewitz.Som ni kanske har märkt så granskar vi och följer utvecklingen bland fintechbolagen.Redan i mars ville Konsumentverket hindra reklamen, men ärendet kunde stängas först i oktober.Då hade Klarna två gånger begärt längre svarstid – först med motiveringen att påskhelgen närmade sig och sedan för att många anställda var på sommarledighet.Därför skrattade vi högt på redaktionen när Klarnas presschef först svarade så här när vi hörde av oss:Vd:n Sebastian Siemiatkowski är ju en omvittnat hårt arbetande och krävande ledare som också vill att alla ska lägga ned det där lilla extra.
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Apple: Nya modeller av Ipad Pro dröjer till 2020Att döma av en kommentar från Apples finanschef Luca Maestri i samband med gårdagens kvartalsrapport kommer vi inte att få se några nya modeller av Ipad Pro på den här sidan årsskiftet, rapporterar Macrumors.Förra året lanserades nya modeller av Ipad Pro i oktober, men eftersom så inte är fallet i år flaggar Maestri för att det kan bli tal om en något svagare Ipad-försäljning under årets julhandel.Det mesta pekar nu på att Apple lanserar nya modeller av Ipad Pro först i mars 2020.Video visar upp nya Ipad Pro med trippelkameraSenaste nytt om nya Ipad Pro är att Macrumors har publicerat en video och ett antal bilder som visar upp Sonny Dicksons demonstrationsexemplar i detalj.
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles posted another strong quarterly profit as North American sales of pickups and SUVs remained robust.Earlier FCA and the PSA Group announced their intention to execute a 50-50 stock-swap merger.FCA jas been seeking a merger partner for years; most recently, a potential deal with Renault fell through.FCA's shares moved up on Thursday's combination of news.On Thursday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and France's PSA Group announced their intention to execute a 50-50 stock-swap merger that would create world's fourth-largest automaker.But FCA on Tuesday also reported third-quarter earnings and again posted a strong result due to pickup and SUV sales in the North American market.
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A new artificial intelligence project from Microsoft aims to replace driving instructors during driving tests to ease the nerves of drivers.Known as the HAMS project (Harnessing AutoMobiles for Safety), it is essentially a smartphone mounted to the windshield with the front camera focused on the driver and the rear camera focused on the road ahead and any driving obstacles to keep track of how the driving is doing.“The goal is to monitor the state of the driver and how the vehicle is being driven in the context of a road environment that the vehicle is in.We believe that effective monitoring leading to actionable feedback is key to promoting road safety,” Microsoft said in its announcement of the project.Instead of having a driving instructor seat in the passenger seat critiquing your every move, HAMS uses multiple sensors using features that the smartphone already has like a camera and an accelerometer at the same time.In this way, the phone can detect things like sharp braking, vehicle-to-vehicle distance, and driver distraction.
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In its updated Community Standards, Facebook has cracked down on the use of its platform by users soliciting sex and sexual activities.This policy also applies to Instagram and is aimed at stopping people from using the social media sites as a place to organise hook-ups, which would obviously affect sex workers whose job it is to do exactly that.Facebook says that while it acknowledges that the platform is used to "discuss and draw attention to sexual violence and exploitation", it draws the line at content that "facilitates, encourages or coordinates sexual encounters between adults."That extends to the potential restriction of "sexually explicit language that may lead to solicitation."The rationale is that members of its "global community" could be particularly sensitive to content that falls under this umbrella.To keep this kind of sexy talk off the website, Facebook is prepared to do the unthinkable - policing emoji.
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Paul Darrow, best known for playing the unscrupulous anti-hero of the British sci-fi cult classic Blake’s 7, Kerr Avon, passed away earlier this year, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most beloved charismatic assholes of classic sci-fi.Now, his final contribution to that legacy is about to be released.Computer hacker turned unlikely leader of Blake’s insurgency Avon was one of the handful of survivors from Blake’s 7's iconic bloodbath of a series finale – allowing Darrow to return to the role in recent years performing in full-cast audio dramas for Big Finish.Set in and around the events of the latter half of Blake’s 7, the stories have seen Darrow’s Avon lead the crew of the Liberator in the wake of the titular Blake’s disappearance, taking the fight to Servalan and the villainous Federation – a fight that will continue in next month’s Blake’s 7: Restoration Part 2.Set during the show’s third season, the four-story audio series sees Darrow’s final performance as Avon joined by original actors Jan Chappell, Michael Keating, and Steven Pacey, who played Cally, Vila, and Del Tarrant on the show, respectively, as they’re joined by actress Yasmin Bannerman as Dayna Mellanby, a character originally played by Josette Simon.The four stories see the battle-damaged Liberator attempt to find safe harbour and perform vital repairs, while the Federation’s newest president hatches a sinister plot to reaffirm its ruthless grip across the thousands of worlds under its control.
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The Huawei Watch GT 2 is a smartwatch that runs the company’s own mobile operating system Lite OS.It does not run Google’s Wear OS, and it’s not exactly like what Samsung has with their smartwatches running Tizen.This watch looks a lot like most smartwatches released over the past several years, with a few watch faces built-in, a few sensors under its hood, and a decent display.But here’s the kicker: It’s got the battery life of your average tablet.It looks like your average smartwatch – it looks a lot like a watch I reviewed earlier this year – the original Huawei Watch GT.The interesting bit here is the relative lack of difference one sees between the two generations of device.
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Google apparently won’t let Google Maps, Pokemon Go, Waze, and WeChat use the Pixel 4’s “Smooth Display” feature to run at 90Hz, according to an explicit blacklist that XDA Developers’ Mishaal Rahman and 9to5Google found in apparent source code for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.We haven’t yet been able to test ourselves if these apps are unable to run at 90Hz, but Android Police confirmed that Google Maps and Waze only ran at 60Hz on its Pixel 4.For Google Maps, Pokémon Go, and Waze, it’s not too surprising that Google may have locked them to a more standard 60Hz.All of those apps are already big battery drainers, since they simultaneously use your phone’s GPS, cellular radio, GPU, and keep the screen on for long periods of time.(And Niantic apparently capped Pokémon Go at 30 fps earlier this year, anyway.)It doesn’t make as much sense why WeChat might not be allowed to run at 90Hz, but Google’s source code for the Pixel 4 apparently says that the app has “poor performance” at the higher refresh rate.
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TikTok has offices in California near competitors like Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube, but it’s owned by ByteDance, a Chinese tech giant.This week, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) sent a letter to US intelligence officials asking them to investigate whether TikTok poses “national security risks.” In their letter, sent to Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence, the senators expressed concern about the data TikTok collects on US users and whether that information could potentially be shared with the Chinese Communist Party.They also questioned whether Tiktok censors content on its platform and said the app is a “potential counterintelligence threat we cannot ignore.”It wasn’t the first time this month that lawmakers have questioned the security and content moderation practices of TikTok.Two weeks ago, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) called for the Committee on Foreign Investment to investigate ByteDance’s 2017 acquisition of Musical.ly, a lip-syncing app popular in the US that was later merged with TikTok.On Twitter, Rubio said he was concerned TikTok is “censoring content in line with China’s communist government directives.”
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I haven't even carved my pumpkins yet, and here's Walmart kicking off the 2019 holiday shopping season.The sale was announced Wednesday, but many of the best deals started just after midnight today.Walmart's sale extends across all of its categories, including electronics, gaming, computers, tablets and more.We've combed through all the deals and posted the highlights below.Take a look -- just remember that we expect even lower prices on some product categories as we approach Black Friday proper.(Yes, it's less than 40 days away.)
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And the researchers behind the work believe that the conclusion might have implications for the whole “sharing economy”—the suite of services that rely on apps as intermediaries between workers and customers.The paper is based on 40 million observations of Uber tipping behavior, collected from four weeks of UberX rides in the summer of 2017, just after Uber rolled out in-app tipping.Uber had previously resisted building a tipping function into its app, arguing that quality of service and tipping often had little to do with each other, and saying that tips could push drivers to spend more time in wealthy neighborhoods, in search of bigger tips.In the past two years, the company says, drivers have received almost $2 billion in tips.The researchers found that Uber riders were worse tippers than you might expect: Drivers were tipped in just 16 percent of rides, and just 1 percent of riders tipped on every trip.Male riders tipped 19 percent more often than female riders, and tipped 23 percent more overall.
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AMD is dramatically beefing up its share of PCs sold via distributors in Western Europe as Intel continues to flounder amid protracted production issues that are still limiting availability.According to official stats from boxcounter Context, 12 per cent of the 5.242 million desktops and notebooks flogged to resellers and retailers in the region had AMD CPUs inside, up from 7 per cent of the 5.077 million shipped a year ago.The gains were most marked on the retail front with 18 per cent of consumer-targeted PCs containing AMD, up 7 per cent."Over the past few quarters, Intel chip supply constraints have led to a number of vendors increasing their focus on AMD," said Context."The two main vendors with commercial AMD portfolios, HP and Lenovo, both posted strong AMD growth in Q3 2019."Yay, Intel chip shortages should be over soon!
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He has a new album out called Late Night Feelings, a collection of "sad bangers" -- melancholy music you can dance to, which he says was inspired by his divorce from French actress Joséphine de La Baume in 2018.I have a little bit of duality because I love these classic themes of making recordings and the way that we record to tape and all that stuff.But I exist in a very digital DJ world, DJing with Serato, a computer program that uses a time code and all these kind of things.So if some kid is going to listen to this 360 Reality Audio for the first time, let me get a sense of what that means.Was that after the Woody Allen movie?He still sounds so great, so he certainly doesn't need me to bring him back.
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Siri is gaining a new talent, with deeper integration between iOS and Google Voice allowing calls and text messages to be sent via Apple’s assistant.The new feature was quietly added to the latest update of Google Voice, and after a little setup is almost as easy to use as placing a call or sending a message via Siri through Apple’s own dialer or iMessage.Indeed, all you need to add is the explicit instruction to use Google Voice for the call or message.By default, if you ask Siri to place a call to someone, the assistant will use Apple’s own dialer.If, however, you say “Hey Siri, call Mom with Google Voice” or “Hey Siri, send a message to Paul with Google Voice,” iOS can now route them accordingly.The new functionality was spotted first by Venturebeat, with Google seeming integrating Apple’s CallKit in the latest update to the Voice app.
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If you’ve heard of millimeter wave 5G transmitters — the key enabler of next-generation cellular networks — you’re probably aware that they offer super fast speeds and ultra-low latency, but operate over relatively short distances and have difficulty penetrating certain types of glass and building materials.To improve 5G performance, SureCall today announced the first FCC-compliant millimeter wave signal booster platform, 5G Everywhere, which will give carriers an alternative to installing even more “small cell” units.Unlike SureCall’s previously announced Force8 unit, which is designed to boost 5G signals on T-Mobile’s 600MHz and AT’s 2.3GHz “sub-6GHz” bands, 5G Everywhere is capable of amplifying any 5G signal broadcast on the 28GHz millimeter wave band.In the United States, T-Mobile and Verizon have made significant investments in 28GHz 5G and started to use that spectrum in multiple cities; fifth-place carrier U.S. Cellular will be using the same band for 5G at some point, as well.SureCall notes that its millimeter wave signal booster is an embedded, customizable module that’s “fully FCC compliant” for industrial use; it’s intended to be purchased, integrated into hardware, and installed by carriers and their partners — not consumers.Carriers will be able to use 5G Everywhere to work around impeding windows, walls, and doors in buildings; the booster isn’t standalone, and it can’t be user-installed.
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One of the coolest new Android features Google announced at I/O this year was the ability to perform real-time captioning on your smartphone.No, not just live captions for video, but rather for any audio that might pass through your phone’s speakers.We now know that feature will be available at launch with the Pixel 4, and will arrive on the Pixel 3, 3 XL, and 3a later this year.I was able to try out the feature early, and it’s quite impressive.Google isn’t sending data to the cloud to improve accuracy, meaning the feature won’t use any of your data and will work if you’re completely off the grid.The captions can be activated in two moves.
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Back in the day, instead of taking the easy way out by signing into new apps with Facebook, we opted instead to use an email address and a new password for each account.When that became overwhelmingly time-consuming, we finally caved to temptation and started using my Facebook account as a universal login, despite reservations about its privacy practices.With iOS 13, iPadOS 13, WatchOS 6, tvOS 13, and MacOS Catalina, Apple introduced a solution: Sign in.With the Sign in feature, you get a more private way to sign into and manage third-party apps and websites using your Apple ID instead of giving up your email to anyone who asks.A Sign in with Apple button on an app or website means you can set up an account and sign in with your Apple ID.Instead of using a social media account, or tapping out endless forms and choosing tons of secure passwords, you just sign in via Face ID, Touch ID, or your passcode.
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