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After Instagram said last week that it would extend hiding likes to the US, its users globally were hit with the change Thursday.Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, said it's all about changing how people, especially young users, feel about the social media platform."Today a small portion of people on Instagram worldwide will no longer be able to see the number of likes other people's photos get," Mosseri tweeted Thursday afternoon.You'll still be able to see how many people have liked your own photos, though.Facebook-owned Instagram began testing hiding likes earlier this year.In August, Facebook said the Instagram test was meant to "remove the pressure of how many likes a post will receive" on Instagram, and that Facebook was "excited by the early test results."
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Certain specific dietary habits have been linked to an increased risk of suffering from depression in middle age, according to a new study.It’s no secret that poor diet has a big impact on the body, including one’s gut bacteria, which paves the way for a variety of physical and mental issues.The latest study highlights some specific aspects of one’s diet that may increase their depression risk.The latest research on the topic comes from the University of Toronto, which found that both men and women who eat low amounts of fruit and vegetables are more likely to suffer from depression.As well, the study found that men in particular were at a higher risk of depression if they ate high levels of fat or consumed low amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.This isn’t the first study to find that eating more fruit and vegetables may lower depression risk, underscoring the persistent relationship between the two.
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Wang Sicong, billionaire heir to Chinese real estate mogul Wang Jianlin, has been banned by a court order from traveling first class, buying property, staying in luxury hotels, going on vacations, playing golf, or visiting nightclubs.According to The South China Morning Post, Wang was banned from these luxuries last month due to a Shanghai court order related to a lawsuit his e-sports company Shanghai Panda Entertainment Co lost.News of the court order resurfaced in local media after it was revealed in a separate court case in Beijing that Wang owed a personal debt of about 151 million yuan ($21.6 million).Wang Sicong, the only son of Chinese real estate mogul Wang Jianlin and the heir to his estimated $12.5 billion fortune, has been banned from doing stereotypical billionaire heir activities: traveling and partying.According to The South China Morning Post, Wang was banned from these luxuries last month via a court order after his e-sports company Shanghai Panda Entertainment Co lost a lawsuit in Shanghai Jiading District Court.News of the court order resurfaced in local media on Monday after a separate court case said the 31-year-old owed a personal debt of about 151 million yuan ($21.6 million).
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Back in September, Huawei introduced the world’s first Bluetooth 5.1 and Bluetooth 5.1 LE chipset dubbed Kirin A1.The Kirin A1 chip is currently running on various brand’s products such as Freebuds 3 and Watch GT 2.Well, the brand is finally bringing the new chipset to the Indian market in the coming days.With this new chipset, the Chinese smartphone maker will be able to compete with the likes of Samsung, Qualcomm, and Apple in the accessories department.Huawei Kirin A1 Chipset to Launch in India SoonThe smartphone maker recently started sending out the press invites in India for its upcoming event.
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Xiaomi just released the world’s first commercial phone with a 108-megapixel camera, the Mi Note 10, in Europe today — following its launch as the CC9 Pro in China yesterday.The phone has a whopping five-camera setup on the rear with Samsung’s 108-megapixel sensor leading the line.In September, Xiaomi released the Mi Mix Alpha with the same sensor.However, the phone will be available to select users in limited quantities.Let’s take a look at this phone’s specs with some impressive camera prowess on paper:Screen: 6.47-inch Super AMOLED full HD+ display
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What’s often lost in the mix however, is why the Terminator robots are so hellbent on destroying humanity: because we accidentally told them to.This is a concept called misaligned objectives.When it becomes sentient and they try to shut it down, Skynet decides that humans are the biggest threat to the world and goes about destroying them for six films and a very underrated TV show.The point is: nobody ever intends for robots that look like Arnold Schwarznegger to murder everyone.Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom‘s Paperclip Maximizer uses the arbitrary example of an AI whose purpose is to optimize the process of manufacturing paperclips.Eventually the AI turns the entire planet into a paperclip factory in its quest to optimize its processes.
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The Sultan of Swat is still a big hit with collectors.A rare baseball from the 1915 World Series champions Boston Red Sox signed by baseball legend and Hall of Famer Babe Ruth could be worth as much as $50,000 when it goes up for auction next month.Auction house Leland's is selling the baseball, which comes from the family of former Red Sox player Dick Hoblitzel, along with several other pieces of baseball memorabilia at its Fall 2019 Classic Auction, which runs through Dec. 6.BABE RUTH ROOKIE CARD AUCTIONED FOR $130G DECADES AFTER IT WAS FOUND INSIDE A $25 PIANOThe auction house said the rare ball is signed by Ruth and has 27 other autographs, including from Hall of Famer Tris Speaker and several other Red Sox players."This fantastic ball anchors a collection from Hoblitzell’s family that also includes game balls and Hoblitzell’s personal World Series programs," Leland's said in a statement, adding that Hoblitzell was Ruth's roommate while the team was on the road.
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“We will bring to market the first truly innovative enterprise DLP offering in years”California-based cybersecurity firm Proofpoint has made its third foray into Israel’s market, this morning agreeing to buy insider threat management provider ObserveIT for $225 million in cash as it ramps up its data loss prevention (DLP) offering.The deal follows Proofpoint’s acquisition of cloud application access specialist FireLayers for $55 million in 2016 and Software-Defined Perimeter firm Meta Networks for $120 million in May 2019.Proofpoint expects the acquisition to close in Q4.It plans to switch ObserveIT’s “perpetual licensing” model to a subscription-based model promptly after the transaction closes”, it said in a note published Monday, pushing out an integrated DLP platform that will deliver “real-time detection of the anomalous interactions across people, data, devices, and applications.”ObserveIT CEO: “Not Simply a Technology Rollup”
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Uber’s lawsuit challenging New York City’s first-in-the-nation law capping the number of ride-hail drivers that operate on its streets has been dismissed.The law, which went into effect August 2018, paused the issuance of new licenses to drivers for 12 months.Uber wanted the law overturned for fear that the city will ultimately make the cap permanent.Those fears are not totally unfounded: this past August, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to extend the cap another 12 months.In his decision dismissing the suit, New York State Supreme Court Judge Lyle Frank wrote that he was unpersuaded by Uber’s arguments that the city exceeded its authority in instituting the cap or that the cap would conflict with the state of New York’s recently authorized congestion pricing scheme.The law was part of a sweeping legislative package passed by the New York City Council in the summer of 2018 to give regulators more control over ride-hailing companies.
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At a time when public trust in “big tech” is at an all-time low over countless data breaches and privacy scandals, even companies that specialize in online security are having to go the whole nine yards to convince people that they’re serious about privacy.Encrypted email service ProtonMail this week announced that its iPhone app is now open source, with anyone able to peruse the code on GitHub.Well, thousands of eyes are better than dozens of eyes in terms of spotting flaws in the source code.“We believe in transparency, the power of community, and building a more private and secure future for all,” the company wrote in a blog post.“Open source provides transparency and accountability to the Proton community.Allowing people to see and review our code increases trust in both the security of the platform and our commitment to develop a more secure and private Internet.”
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Skills built for Alexa can now respond uniquely to your voice.That’s thanks to Alexa skill personalization, a feature of the Alexa Skills Kit that enables developers to provide personalized experiences, greetings, and prompts for recognized users.Amazon launched skill personalization in preview in September, and today, it announced that it’s generally available.“Until now, changing a skill’s behavior required a customer to configure Alexa household profiles and then manually switch between Amazon accounts,” wrote Alexa Skills senior product manager Mohit Mittal.“Personalization makes it simpler for [skill users] because now skill[s] simply [link]the person speaking to the correct account without switching profiles.”Skill personalization leverages voice profiles, which are created through the Alexa companion app and which carry across first- or third-party Alexa-enabled devices.
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Natalia Reyes is the personification of the two biggest questions going into Terminator: Dark Fate.Reyes plays Dani, a young Mexican woman being hunted by a brand new Terminator.The actress, whose biggest role prior to Terminator was on the Colombian soap opera Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas, admits she was wary of joining the Terminator franchise.“I hate when I hear ‘Terminator 6,’ my brain goes ‘Ugh,’” the actress said in Los Angeles this week.Why are you telling this story again for the sixth time?’ And then I was like, ‘Oh, James Cameron’s back.The return of Cameron and Hamilton for the first time since 1991's Terminator 2: Judgement Day certainly gives Dark Fate more weight than the previous three instalments.
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You may think that the world already has too many live-service games, but that is still where Electronic Arts is putting its investment.The publisher confirmed that today as part of the executive remarks in its quarterly earnings statement.EA reported strong results for Q2 of its fiscal 2020.Total net revenues were $1.348 billion, up from $1.286 billion last year, thanks to strong performance from digital sales on console and especially on PC.FIFA 20, Madden NFL 20, and NHL 20 all launched during Q2, and EA chief executive Andrew Wilson is happy with their performance.“Our new EA Sports titles are thrilling core fans and bringing in new players, and our ongoing live services are growing with deeply engaged communities.”
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Billions of dollars are wasted every year because there is no way to predictively design a separation scheme for a protein."The Rice lab is developing models to predict how tuning the behavior of individual proteins at membrane interfaces will affect separation.Through their research, they discovered how using salt to tune two distinct interactions between a nylon stationary phase support and a model protein, transferrin, helps make separations more efficient."Think of these filters like stops along a highway," said co-author Logan Bishop, who combined his simulations with experiments by lead author Nicholas Moringo.Observations revealed that folded transferrin proteins tended to hop around the nylon, but they partially unfold once attached to the membrane.It will take years before simulations incorporate all the possible parameters, but it's a journey worth taking to make drug design and manufacture better, Bishop said.
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Facebook can already manage your online shopping, your job search, your news, and even your dating life — and now the social media platform wants to send you reminders when it’s time to get a flu shot or head in for a check-up.On Monday, October 28, Facebook launched Preventive Health, a tool that encourages users to get preventative tests and helps the uninsured find federally funded health centers.The tool launches as Facebook stunts the spread of anti-vax posts on the network.From the tool, users can check an option saying that they’ve already had that test done and can set a reminder for when the next test is due, based on testing timelines from organizations like the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society.At launch, the Preventative Health tool focuses on heart disease and cancer, the two leading causes of death in the U.S., according to the Center for Disease Control.But, the tool will also send reminders to get a flu shot ahead of flu season.
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It’s the perfect time of year to curl up with your favourite festive films as the holidays arrive, staring with Halloween.What’s your favourite spooky flick?A classic horror movie, or something lighter?Leslie Wai clearly has an infinity for the latter, as he’s created a wonderful tribute to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas by performing “This is Halloween” using nothing but sounds recorded from spooky decorations.We never realised that something as simple as pouring candy from one bucket to another had so much musical potential – but we can’t help feeling a little disappointed that Wai wasn’t able to incorporate that cheesy but iconic electronic wailing sound effect that so many animated Halloween figures use.
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TRI presents its motivation for tackling occlusions at intersections and provides a visual explanation of our model.The video incorporates footage from our testing and depicts a variety of simulated topologies, including real-time evaluation and visualization of key model variables.S. G. McGill et al., "Probabilistic Risk Metrics for Navigating Occluded Intersections," in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol.Abstract: Among traffic accidents in the USA, 23% of fatal and 32% of non-fatal incidents occurred at intersections.For driver assistance systems, intersection navigation remains a difficult problem that is critically important to increasing driver safety.In this letter, we examine how to navigate an unsignalized intersection safely under occlusions and faulty perception.
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Even if you're not a football fan, tune in to Monday Night Football this coming Monday, Oct. 21, to see the new and final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and then hop over to an online ticket site to be among the first to nab seats.Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed the much-rumored news about the trailer on Saturday, and a press release from Fandango added ticket details.Tune in to Monday Night Football on ESPN to watch it live," the official Star Wars Twitter account announced.A seconds-long video clip shows Rey, Chewie, Finn and Poe, the new generation of Star Wars stars.It just so happens that Oct. 21 would've been Star Wars star Carrie Fisher's 63rd birthday.Fisher died suddenly in 2016 at age 60, but her character, Princess Leia, will appear in the movie via the use of previously unseen footage.
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If you don't want to be disrupted, you can turn off AMBER alerts on a Samsung Galaxy S10 through the Messages app.AMBER alerts are an emergency response system that announces details about child abductions, so citizens can aid in recovery or rescue.By default, when you receive an AMBER alert, your Galaxy S10 will make a loud alarm sound — you can turn this off, alongside a number of other emergency alerts.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The alert system, which started in 1996, is named after Amber Hagerman, a nine-year-old child who was abducted in 1996.AMBER alerts are traditionally broadcast on TV and radio.
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Intel has said it'll publicly release employee pay data broken down by race and gender, as originally reported by Bloomberg on Thursday.The promised disclosure follows a week of turmoil at Intel, after the company agreed to pay $5 million to settle employee accusations of pay discrimination based on race and gender.The settlement followed Intel's claims earlier in the year that it had closed its pay gap.This year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will for the first time require the same kind of pay data from all companies with more than 100 employees, though companies will not be required to publicly disclose that data.Previously, as Bloomberg reported, the EEOC required race and gender data, but not pay data."Although much progress has been made in the past 50 years, pay disparities continue to be a problem in the American workplace," the EEOC said in a post, explaining that the data will "encompass more than 63 million workers and will strengthen enforcement efforts of pay equality laws and help employers evaluate their own practices."
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Google’s data-saving app, Datally, has disappeared silently from the Play Store after two years since its release, noted the eagle-eyed folks at Android Police.The app, launched in 2017, helped you keep a tab on data used by different apps and find Wi-Fi hotspots near you.AP’s report notes the app is active for current users, but it’s not compatible with Android 10.We’ve asked Google for a comment, and we’ll update the story once we hear from them.With that, the Google graveyard is expanding like a social media company with fresh funding.Earlier this year, the company killed off Google Inbox; it also nixed a bunch of hardware products this week, including the Daydream VR platform, the original Pixel Buds, and the Google Clips camera.
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Something strange is going on around star system HD 139139 (sometimes called EPIC 249706694), so naturally some scientists have checked to see if it might be the product of some sort of extraterrestrial intelligence.The answer so far, for the umpteen-millionth time in a row is: It's probably not aliens.The weird behavior stems from what's believed to be a pair of stars bound to each other nicknamed the "Random Transiter" (a transit is an astronomy term for when something like a planet passes in front of a star, dimming its brightness slightly).It's reminiscent of KIC 8462852, better known as Boyajian's Star or Tabby's Star, which dims randomly and also gradually over time.Boyajian's Star went viral after astronomers like Pennsylvania State University's Jason Wright suggested that the ongoing construction of alien megastructures could explain the odd dimming.We know this in part because SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) researchers checked with the help of a teenager.
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My rationale — not all of which made it into that first column — went as follows.Lying is bad, but it’s good to know which politicians are liars.Elizabeth Warren, whose campaign has been energized by our report from earlier this month that Mark Zuckerberg intended to “go to the mat” to prevent Facebook from being broken up, seized upon the policy change and called the company’s bluff — buying an ad that said, erroneously, that Zuckerberg had endorsed Trump in the 2020 election.Then Facebook — just a just a few days after Zuckerberg told employees he would “try not to antagonize her further” — antagonized her further.Finally, Josh Constine added a fourth dimension to consider here, which is that Facebook’s sophisticated ad targeting capabilities could make an untruthful political ad even more pernicious there than, say, in a broadcast TV ad.This isn’t the first time Pinterest has led the way in terms of bold content moderation — back in February, I wrote about it’s decision to stop returning results for searches related to vaccinations.
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Det är helt normalt att bli besviken, upprörd eller missmodig när någon kommer med negativ feedback på en jobbinsats.Men i stället för att falla för frestelsen att slå bakut, kan du testa några tips som kan stärka självförtroendet och leda till andra fördelar.Negativ kritik är aldrig rolig att få, det kan nog alla vara överens om.Men enligt karriärcoachen Melody Wildning går det att vända kritiken till något positivt samtidigt som relationerna stärks på jobbet.I Business Insider ger hon sina bästa tips:En spontan reaktion vid kritik kan vara att gå till motattack, men det kan leda till att du säger saker som sedan ångras.
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Fast chargers will be always in demand, because our homes are always getting cluttered with hungry devices and it’s so easy to misplace your one and only charger accidentaly.Chinese company CHOETECH specializes in producing high quality fast chargers and today we have for you once again a pretty hefty discount coupons for some of their products from the lineup.Blanket 20% off is nothing to scoff at and even some individual bigger coupon is lurking around the corner.So let’s take a look at their selection.Talking about the blanket 20% discount on all their products, the code is SAVE20WH and should be active for the full lineup.So you can use it for example on the Q3002 charger supporting Quick Charge 3.0 with 18W, USB port and USB Type-C cable.
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With many of us housing pricey gadgets like smart speakers, OLED TVs, and laptops in our homes, security can be a concern.That’s why Ring has developed a new DIY security kit to make fortifying your home easier than ever.The Ring Alarm Security Kit comprises a base station, keypad, contact sensor for your window or door, motion detector and range extender, and doesn’t require professional installation.According to Ring, you can “simply use the Ring app to connect the base station via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, install the contact sensors on the doors and/or windows of choice, and place the motion detectors to monitor for movement”.Once your Ring Alarm Security Kit is connected, you’ll get real-time notifications to your smartphone or tablet when someone enters a room, opens a window, or manually sets off the siren from the Ring Alarm keypad.There are three different security modes, and the alarm can be armed and disarmed using the keypad, or within the app.
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Det miljöfarliga vraket Finnbirch utanför Öland fortsätter att läcka olja och nu satsas 11,5 miljoner kronor på sanering.Inuti vraket finns motsvarande 30 villatankar olja, skriver Havs- och vattenmyndigheten i ett pressmeddelande.Finnbirch, som förliste 2006, är ett av ett 30-tal vrak längs den svenska kusten som bedöms utgöra en akut miljöfara eftersom de innehåller stora mängder olja som riskerar att läcka ut.Totalt finns 300 vrak som klassas som miljöfarliga.I december 2018 upptäcktes utsläpp från Finnbirch, som ligger på 82 meters djup, vid en av Kustbevakningens rutinflygningar.En specialbyggd container sänktes ner över det läckande vraket för att samla upp den läckande oljan, som sedan pumpades upp.
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Saturn is the planet in our own solar system, which has the most moons of jupiter, to report to a number of international media outlets on the basis of recent findings of the american astronomers.It's been 20 previously unknown natural satellites of the planet that has been discovered.Saturn has, thus, of the 82 well-known moons of jupiter, and go about it a little bit more to the giant planet Jupiter, which has a 79.for Each satellite measures approximately three miles in diameter.on the 17 of them, moving 'backwards' in the Saturnian magnetosphere, and in the opposite direction of most of the moons.the suspect had previously been a part of, at least, three celestial bodies, such as asteroids, that might have been drawn into the planet's orbit in the solar system's youth.
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En vanlig anställningsintervju kan vara prövande, och att dessutom samtala via video kan upplevas som extra obehagligt.För att lyckas under en videointervju räcker det inte att vara kvalificerad för jobbet.Du måste också få en bra kontakt med intervjuarna så att de kan föreställa sig hur det är att jobba tillsammans med dig.Det är alltså viktigt att minska känslan av avstånd och låta din personlighet ta plats.I en artikel i Forbes ger karriärexperten Kourtney Whitehead sina tips kring hur du kan dra nytta av videoformatet för att bygga en bra relation.Välj en bakgrund som representerar dig
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