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Commentary: The new Galaxy has the most ridiculous specs and features of any phone currently available. As an iPhone user, I'm jealous.
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Computer glitch followed by senior public health resignation in Golden State A system crash and subsequent bungling of a digital certificate caused California to fall behind in reporting the results of around 300,000 COVID-19 coronavirus tests last week.…
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Apple CarPlay users can finally use split-screen mode with Google Maps, too.
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Goku vs. Superman? Donkey Kong vs. Zangief? Two decades of fan work made it happen.
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Samsung's third foldable phone may not emerge for another month, but it already boasts one feature that takes it to the next level.
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(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) The MIT Press announced today that Quantitative Science Studies, the official open access journal of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, has started a pilot program with Clarivate to utilize the Publons transparent peer review and reviewer recognition services on the Web of Science platform.
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Samsung just dumped a number of new mobile products this week, all of them premium, which you can easily tell by their price tag. That Galaxy Note 20 Ultra alone carries some of the best specs you’ll see in the smartphone market, along with one of the highest prices as well. There is probably no doubt that these features, on … Continue reading
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Google has discontinued the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, taking the unexpected step of calling time on its Android flagship phones less than 10 months after they were released. The surprise decision comes only days after Google officially announced the upcoming Pixel 5, its new flagship that will include 5G for the first time, though that won’t be released … Continue reading
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'New investigation casts fresh uncertainty over the deal,' says analyst The European Commission has pulled out its microscope to perform a full-blown inspection - under EU Merger Regulations - of Google’s proposed $2.1bn purchase of Fitbit and the wider data implications for users and rivals.…
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He's been with Sega for six years and took on new responsibilities in April
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Today we’re taking a peek at the Google Pixel 4a courtesy of Google’s social media team. They’ve created what, at first, looks like a webpage made as a placeholder for a future launch of the next Google phone. Upon closer inspection, it’s actually a puzzle. You’ll also find various Google Pixel social media accounts revealing the site and pointing users … Continue reading
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Report claims Team Red's flagship RDNA 2 graphics card will be launched as an Nvidia RTX 3080 competitor
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Two things often mentioned with deep learning are “data” and “compute resources.” You need a lot of both when developing, training, and testing deep learning models. When developers don’t have a lot of training samples or access to very powerful servers, they use transfer learning to finetune a pre-trained deep learning model for a new task. At this year’s ICML conference, scientists at IBM Research and Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University Research introduced “black-box adversarial reprogramming” (BAR), an alternative repurposing technique that turns a supposed weakness of deep neural networks into a strength. BAR expands the original work on adversarial… This story continues at The Next Web
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Many stores are requiring face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Fred Kofman recently stepped down from his role as vice president of leadership development at Google – citing the months he spent meditating under lockdown as influencing his decision.  A world leader in exec coaching, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg once described Kofman as one of "the most extraordinary thinkers" she had ever encountered.  "This is the first time I've gone three months without changing time zones in a long while," Kofman told Business Insider.  The industry veteran also revealed he's been using meditation app Synctuition to help get his daily dose of enlightenment.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As of this month, Fred Kofman is no longer Google's vice president of leadership development.  A leading voice in the world of executive coaching, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg once described him as "one of the most extraordinary thinkers on leadership and management I have ever encountered." But after a two-year stint at Google, which came off the back of half a decade as LinkedIn's VP of executive development, a pandemic-induced lockdown brought everything to a halt.  "I don't think I would have left were it not for the lockdown," Kofman says, speaking over Zoom from his residence in rural Mexico.  "I had become used to being incredibly busy all the time, with meetings, flights ... This is first time I've gone three months without changing time zones in a long while."  Kofman is a longtime champion of meditation, having consistently put aside an hour a day for the better part of the last 40 years.  But in spite of his enthusiasm for self-reflection, Kofman says he hadn't realized what a toll his hectic lifestyle was having on him.  "I was basically sleepwalking," he says. "It's like being in a dream, where what's happening around you is utterly bizarre but you don't realize it at the time."  And how did Google take word of his departure? "It was a shared decision ... and more of a conversation than a unilateral thing. I'm still working with Google as an external advisor, but I'm no longer a full-time employee."  He adds: "I can't really express how grateful I am. I want my departure to be an example of gratitude, and honor, and mutual support. It's the best company I've ever worked for and they have really taken care of me."   For now, Kofman says he'll continue working from home, advising tech titans like Google as well as smaller startups. He says he has also started using a meditation app called Synctuition, a rival to services like Calm and Headspace, to help get his daily dose of enlightenment.  And it sounds like lockdown has allowed him more time to reflect than ever: "There's this idea that meditation is some kind of New Age thing filled with flowers or whatever.  "But it's actually a discipline that really takes a lot of work." Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why American sunscreens may not be protecting you as much as European sunscreens
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According to a tipster that is very reliable when it comes to Apple-related stuff, the Cupertino based firm will finally reveal its iPhone 12 family ... The post iPhone 12 launch will be on September 8, new MacBooks coming on October 27 appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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New report claims Google's Android Lockbox program tracks how Android users interact with third-party apps on their devices.
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Ford Performance has worked with RTR Vehicles to create a Mustang Mach-E that cranks out 1,400 all-electric horsepower. The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a one-off prototype that has seven motors and can drift as well as it drag races. Mark Rushbrook, Motorsports Director for Ford Performance, talked to Business Insider about the insane machine. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "It's big number," Mark Rushbrook, the Motorsports Director for Ford's Performance division, said. You could accuse him of understatement. He was talking about a one-off prototype of the Mustang Mach-E. When the all-electric vehicle was revealed last year, extending the Mustang brand for the first time since 1965, models started at 266 horsepower and moved up to 459 horsepower, depending in configuration. The Mustang Mach-E 1400, however, lives up to its name: it generates a staggering 1,400 horsepower. A big number, indeed.  "We wanted to push the boundaries of engineering," Rushbrook said in an interview with Insider. FOLLOW US: On Facebook for more car and transportation content! The all-electric Mustang Mach-E arrived in 2019 The vehicle was launched with much fanfare in late 2019, with plans to bring it to market in late 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has threatened Ford's scheduling, but consumers have still been placing $500 order reservations.  The Mach-E will be available in three trim levels, with both rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive choices.  The Mustang Mach-E takes the basic Mach-E to a whole new level "As it sits right now, it's a one off," Rushbrook said. "We built it without considering a specific racing series." He added that the Mach-E 1400 is "more of a blank canvas — to show what the new platform is capable of." Engineers were impressed with the basics that they started with, as they developed a bespoke powertrain. For example, while the top-spec GT trim level (due to arrive in 2021) has two electric motors, the 1400 has ... seven. "The battery is nice and low, and that helps handling," Rushbrook said. "The architecture and the car's bones are very much performance-oriented. We wanted to take that to the next level." The Mach-E 1400 wasn't designed to be simply a straight-line-fast drag racer According to Rushbrook, Ford Performance decided to make the car an all-around athlete, able to blast down a drag strip, but also drift in a plume of tire smoke — and tackle something like the road course at Daytona International Speedway in Florida, host of the annual Rolex 24 endurance race. "Performing at all levels required the powertrain to [produce] high torque, and the tires had to have grip," he added.  Enter the team that developed the wizardly aerodynamics on the Ford GT supercar, the racing version of which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in its class in 2016. These engineers were able to reduce drag and create 2,300 lbs. of downforce, to keep the Mach-E 1400 stuck to the tarmac — at 160 mph! 10,000 hours of collaborative work to develop an electric beast that can do it all Ford said that Mach-E 1400 could be used for drifting and for competition on different track setups.  "Power delivery can be split evenly between front and rear, or completely to one or the other," the carmaker revealed in a statement. Ford added that the car has a "56.8-kilowatt-hour battery made up of nickel manganese cobalt pouch cells for ultra-high performance and high discharge rate." Heat is the enemy of electric cars, and high-performance EVs are notorious for giving out after brief stints of speed. But Ford said the Mach-E 1400's "battery system is designed to be cooled during charging, decreasing the time needed between runs." Ford Performance developed the Mustang Mach-E 1400 with RTR Vehicles, known for its Mustang mods Rushbrook is no stranger to Mustangs. He oversaw the 2005 redesign of the icon, its fifth generation. "I thought that was the pinnacle," Rushbrook said of a job that tends to be extremely coveted at Ford. Little did he know that fresh challenges were ahead. Not to mention opportunities for understatement, like what he has here with the Mach-E 1400. "I'm a very fortunate person," he said.
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I am not a .... {NASA nightmare brought to life by AI} On the 51st anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, MIT boffins have given an insight into an alternative history, one where US president Richard Nixon paid tribute to the astronauts who would not be returning from the Moon.…
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Company offers a graphics drawing program free for clients to use. It handles simple and slightly complex x/y data, multiple lines, the usual stuff, according to fish.But the main users of the program are mostly business types, and the marketing chief tells the software developers, including this pilot fish, that they would love the drawing program to have a new kind of chart for fiscal data.It should support things like five-day business weeks, quarters that could start anywhere in the year and be broken up by four- or five-week months — in short, a lot of things that the charts in the existing drawing program don’t handle correctly.Fish and his team spend a few days analyzing the code changes that will be needed, then report back to marketing that it will take only about two months of work by the team to add this new functionality.To read this article in full, please click here
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More than 575,000 international students may be affected
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Oracle rules on-prem, but Alibaba owns the cloud ... and here comes Huawei IDC has had a look at China’s database market and found vendors within the Middle Kingdom are on the rise.…
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Discover the latest smart home gadgets for your garden and your yard.
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In a world of novice photographers and videographers, capturing a deluge of content via their smartphones and handheld devices, there is a need for an intelligent, easy-to-use tool for automating the creation of movies and video montages.To date, many quality videos still rely on professional frame-based editing tools to manipulate raw footage and produce a coherent video with a captivating storyline.A global team of computer scientists, from Tsinghua and Beihang Universities in China, Harvard University in the US and IDC Herzliya in Israel, have developed "Write-A-Video", a new tool that generates videos from themed text.Using words and text editing, the tool automatically determines which scenes or shots are chosen from a repository to illustrate the desired storyline.The team is set to present their work at ACM SIGGRAPH Asia, held Nov. 17 to 20 in Brisbane, Australia.SIGGRAPH Asia, now in its 12th year, attracts the most respected technical and creative people from around the world in computer graphics, animation, interactivity, gaming, and emerging technologies.
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Due for official release on November 15, Pokémon Sword and Shield sees the beloved series undergoing a bit of a (somewhat controversial) redesign.Despite the controversy, Pokémon Sword and Shield has been getting rave reviews, with critics praising the games' beautiful new region, more strategies Pokémon battles and, in some cases, referring to the games as potentially the best entries in the series to date.The story delivers enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, steeped in the kinds of myths and legends that you forget the British Isles are chock-full of. ''What we've got here is an experience full of highs and lows, from the unadulterated wonder and joy of seeing a brand-new Pokémon in a stadium full of cheering crowds, to the monotonous and dragged-out dialogue we just wanted to skip. ''In collecting, battling, and exploring, Sword and Shield cut out the bloat and focus on what makes these pillars of the Pokemon games so captivating in the first place.'Pokémon Sword and Shield release date
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Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Instagram influencers make a living out of curating an aspirational — often unattainable — lifestyle through beautiful photos.Teens generally restrict access to their finstas to their inner circles, only allowing a select group of close friends to follow their private finstas creates a sense of exclusivity.Unlike Vine, which capped videos off at six seconds, TikTok allows users to post 15-second video clips — and string together up to four video clips to create a 60-second montage or story.It's the way teens and young people are using TikTok, originally launched as a platform for lip-sync videos, that might confuse older users.For many people, sitting and passively watching someone else play video games sounds like a dreadfully boring way to spend an afternoon.
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Alarm raised over more holes in third-party low-level codeNearly three months after infosec biz Eclypsium highlighted widespread security weaknesses in third-party Windows hardware drivers, you can now add Intel to the list of vendors leaving holes in their all-powerful low-level code.In a follow-up report to its August DEF CON presentation, Eclypsium found that not only are those third-party kernel-mode drivers still vulnerable, widely used Intel drivers also contain many of the same holes.As was noted in that DEF CON presentation by Jesse Michael and Mickey Shkatov, vulnerabilities in drivers are a huge risk because the code typically runs at the lowest levels in an operating system, has access to peripherals, storage, and applications, and thus if exploited, will grant miscreants total control over a machine.It is worth noting that these are not remotely exploitable flaws: hackers need to already be running code locally in order to get at the vulnerable drivers.Now, Eclypsium says that it can detail three more drivers it held back of that original report, all from Intel.
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Instagram users are increasingly using the platform to sell secondhand clothing, turning their backs on third-party resale apps like Poshmark and Depop, to avoid fees and connect directly with their captive audience of followers.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Duan Mackenzie Nelson felt frustrated that no one seemed interested in buying her clothing on Depop.Her carefully photographed items would remain unsold on the resale app for months, and though the Brooklyn-based YouTuber later found success selling to local consignment shops, she was dismayed by the large commission fees or offers strictly for store credit she was receiving in return for a sale.As a bona fide micro-influencer with more than 34,000 followers, Mackenzie Nelson found a sweet spot in selling to her fanbase, who was already "liking" and commenting on her lifestyle posts en masse."It genuinely makes me feel good," Mackenzie Nelson said of her Instagram sales.
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Google today announced a new initiative intended to fight the spread of malicious apps on Android.Called the App Defense Alliance, it’s a collaboration between Google, ESET, Lookout, and Zimperium that aims to reduce the risk of app-based malware by identifying and remediating new threats.Google says it’s integrating its Google Play Protect service — which uses a combination of machine learning and heuristic analysis to detect abusive behavior — with each App Defense Alliance partner’s scanning engines.Partners can send a request to Google Play Protect to have an app analyzed, after which the service will send the scan results directly to the partner.It’s a two-way street: Google Play Protect can send requests to partner’s scanner services and receive results from the partner’s scanning engines.ESET, Lookout, and Zimperium will perform these and other checks prior to apps going live on the Play Store.
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