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This is according to a new report on TechCrunch, citing two sources "familiar with the company's plan."Moreover, there will be no separate app for Disney Plus as the whole catalog will be available on Hotstar.So, it only makes sense for Disney to integrate its streaming catalog with Hotstar.Hotstar works because India loves cricketHotstar offers an extensive and exclusive range of cricket and Premier League coverage.As a result, the streaming service made a record when 25 million concurrent viewers streamed the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2019, earlier this year.
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, but NASA doesn't want you to forget about Apollo 12.The second manned mission to the Moon launched on November 14, 1969, four months after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history and went bouncing about on the lunar surface that, it turns out, didn't swallow them like quicksand as NASA thought it might after all.So if you're popping down to the National Maritime Museum’s exhibition The Moon, you can peruse objects from the Apollo 12 mission that are on loan from Washington's National Air and Space Museum, including a camera that astronauts Charles ‘Pete’ Conrad Jr and Alan L. Bean snapped pics with as they wandered about on the Moon, rock samples, an Omega watch worn by Conrad, and more.Conrad and Bean may not be household names, but they executed their landing a darn sight better than Armstrong and Aldrin, touching down in the ‘Ocean of Storms’ landing site which the former pair missed by 4km.This wasn't nearly as embarrassing as Conrad earning the title of the first person to go arse over elbow on the Moon, but someone had to do it.“It’s hard to follow a first like Apollo 11, but for one thing Conrad and Bean tripled their predecessors time walking on the Moon and brought back almost double the Moon rock," said Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomer and Apollo expert, Brendan Owens.
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There’s really no shortage of ways to give people money via your phone, but that — nor growing calls that the company is already getting too damned big — isn’t stopping Facebook.Facebook has just announced Facebook Pay, a single payment system that ties into all of the things under the FB umbrella — Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and, of course, Facebook proper (for sections like Marketplace).Add a payment method once, and it’ll work across any of the Facebook apps you enable it for.Facebook says that Pay should start rolling out this week, albeit only on Facebook/Messenger at first, and only for folks in the US.The company says it should work with most major credit/debit cards and PayPal, and they’re being careful to note that this is separate from its whole cryptocurrency wallet effort.It removes some friction from the Facebook Marketplace process and will probably find a natural user base there — but, honestly, when it comes to paying a friend back for dinner or paying for that used guitar, there’s an absolutely monstrous mountain of alternatives here.
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Recently, together with Zhejiang Branch of China Telecom and Zhejiang Bluetron, ZTE announced the successful commission of the first “5G Slicing + MEC + Intelligent Manufacturing” project in China, which will undoubtedly serve as a good example for the application of 5G in the manufacturing industry.5G implementation is the key issue5G is not only the “popular star” in public, but also attracts the interests of users in various industries with its outstanding features of eMBB, URLLC and mMTC.The high-definition video streams for industrial production systems (such as Red Lion Cement feed inlet) is taken by BlueTron with its industrial cameras, and then transmitted to the industrial vision analysis system in real time via 5G network.Network slicing is crucial in this project to ensure the large upstream bandwidth and high security isolation required by industrial vision scenarios.In this project, not only the automatic monitoring and management of the production process are realized, but also the production data security is ensured since “data stays inside the factory” throughout the whole process.
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I can't even begin to count the number of times I've declined travel insurance when booking plane tickets.But when it came to Amtrak, horror stories of delays that I couldn't shake from my head convinced me it might be worth the investment for my cross-country trip this fall.My first train for this journey, the Lake Shore Limited, was on time just about 42% of the time last year, according to Amtrak's annual report.So when the railroad's booking website hawked travel insurance for just $17 on my $900 fare, I bit the bullet and bought for the first time what I had long considered to be a scam and didn't think of it again.Here's how it ended up saving me $124.I started to think about the travel insurance policy again less than 24 hours after leaving New York.
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Security on Android improves year after year thanks to different initiatives, but even so, malware manages to sneak into Google Play from time to time.After many years of fighting alone, Google has now formed an alliance with third-party protection services to end malware before it reaches the store.This alliance is called App Defense Alliance, formed by Google, ESET, Lookout and Zimperium.The idea is to collaborate to share information and improve malware detection, especially before it reaches users.App Defense Alliance: A new security layer for Google PlayApp Defense Alliance is formed by Google, creators of Play Protect, ESET, creators of NOD32, Lookout, creators of Lookout Antivirus and Zimperium, specialized in security with several related applications available on Google Play.
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The Google Camera app that comes with the Google Pixel 4 allows for up to 8X zoom, with about 2X of that zoom being optical and the rest coming from the Google Super Res Zoom algorithm.However, a developer named “cstark27” over at XDA Developers has figured out a way to bump up that artificial zoom all the way to 50X.Granted, the images you get from that much zoom will be very bad, but XDA’s own Mishaal Rahman took shots with 16X zoom and they look pretty good.Check out an example of the 16X zoom in the images below:It’s likely Google limited the official Google Camera app on the Pixel 4 to just 8X zoom because the resulting pictures still look crisp at that level.If you’re OK with losing out on quality though, there’s plenty of room for more zoom with the app cstark27 modified.
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Whether you love or hate The Last Jedi, there's no denying it left the heroes of Star Wars in a dire situation -- the First Order slaughtered all but a few of the Resistance, leaving the survivors fleeing for their lives aboard the Millennium Falcon.That's where we meet them in author Rebecca Roanhorse's new novel Resistance Reborn, which fills in some of the time between The Last Jedi and the upcoming Rise of Skywalker.Out Nov. 5, Roanhorse's first Star Wars book proves to be a well-written adventure that'll draw you in.We rejoin the surviving Resistance members in the days following the Battle of Crait, with Trail of Lightning writer Roanhorse capturing the voices of Leia Organa and Poe Dameron beautifully through dialogue that stays true to Carrie Fisher and Oscar Isaac's Last Jedi performances.Leia's emotionally and physically exhausted, while Poe's shaken but endlessly charming (partially because of that exceptional hair).The 295-page narrative unfolds primarily from their perspectives as they organize missions to gather new leadership, rescue political prisoners and acquire ships, with Rey, Finn and Rose serving as secondary characters.
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New Blockchain Protocol Makes Permanently Saving Webpages, Tweets, Emails, PDFs, and Webapps Simple and Economically SensibleToday Arweave, a new blockchain protocol pioneering permanent data storage, has sold $5M worth of tokens in funding over the last six months, led by a16z crypto.Other participating investors include Multicoin Capital, Union Square Ventures, who will join the Arweave community alongside previous investors 1kx and Techstars.The new funds will be used to hire developer relations team members and support the project as it ramps up marketing and commercialization efforts this fall.“Arweave’s mission is to become the new Library of Alexandria, but invulnerable to the pitfalls of centralised points of failure, ensuring that humanity’s shared knowledge and history is available to all future generations,” said Sam Williams, Founder of Arweave.“We have achieved exceptional growth in a small period of time.
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The Indian smartphone market has been extremely competitive, especially the segment from 10,000 to 20,000.There are so many options in the market that often it can be a bit of a challenge to choose the best smartphone for your needs.Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 ProWeight: 200g | Dimensions: 161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm | OS: Android 9.0 | Screen size: 6.53-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 | CPU: MediaTek G90T | RAM: 6/8GB | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 4500mAh | Rear camera: 64 + 8 + 2 + 2MP | Front camera: 20MPXiaomi has been delivering blockbusters upon blockbusters with its Redmi Note line up in India, and that seems to be true with the Redmi Note 8 Pro as well.After delivering massive improvements in terms of imaging with the Redmi Note 7 Pro earlier this year, Xiaomi has turned its focus to improving the gaming performance with the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
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The Mazda Miata is the best selling two-seat sports car of all time, according to the Guinness World Record book.The Miata has been on sale in various versions over the last 30 years, and as the older Maita versions age, many of them need restoration.Mazda North America has now announced over 1,100 new and legacy parts for restoring Miata cars.Mazda says that it worked with specialty shops and Miata clubs to figure out what parts where needed most.All parts will be remanufactured in Japan using modern methods and materials.Mazda promises that the parts will maintain the look and feel of the era the cars were made in.
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It is Halloween after allGlobal shipments of smartphones bucked the market's downward trend in the third quarter of 2019 to increase by a paltry 1 per cent – the first signs of growth in two years.Samsung and Huawei topped the charts with respective increases of 11 (78.9 million) and 29 per cent (66.8 million).In third spot Apple sold 43.5 million phones around the globe, down 7 per cent, caused mainly by weak sales in the run up to its September launch of the iPhone 11.Xiaomi and Oppo came in fourth and fifth with sales of 32.5 million and 32 million each.Canalys research director Rushabh Doshi said: "5G is the next battleground for Samsung.
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Pagers used within the NHS are leaking sensitive patient information, and an amateur radio enthusiast has been broadcasting some of that medical data on a webcam livestream, a security researcher has found.TechCrunch reports that US-based security researcher Daley Borda stumbled upon the strange confluence of archaic tech that flowed together to create a security nightmare.He recently discovered a grainy livestream showing a radio rig in North London that picked up radio waves and converted the transmissions into text that was displayed on a computer screen, according to TechCrunch.The hobbyist had set up a webcam that captured what was on the display, which showed medical emergencies as they were being reported.The webcam reportedly had no password, so anyone could find it and see the messages that showed directions meant for ambulances responding to emergency calls.“You can see details of calls coming in – their name, address, and injury,” Borda told TechCrunch, which verified his discovery.
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Youth network Voxi, from Vodafone, has today announced that it will be offering the top speeds of 5G with the low commitment of Pay As You Go.That means you can enjoy the freedom and flexibility of no contract while still accessing the fastest smartphone network speeds available in the UK.Head straight to Voxi to find out more about Pay As You Go 5GDespite 5G phone deals offering speeds up to ten times faster than 4G, you don't have to pay that much of an increase.Since Voxi offers 5G as standard, that means you won't need to do anything to get the speed when you sign-up.Vodafone provides the network infrastructure which offers the 5G to its Voxi customers spanning 77 towns and cities in the UK and Europe, with 30 of those inside the UK.
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As global concerns rise sharply about the changes to the Earth's climate, a group helping poor nations address the issue raised an additional $9.8 billion.The Green Climate Fund announced the contributions from 27 different countries following a two-day conference in Paris.Upon winning the presidency, one of Trump's first acts was to pull the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.The Paris Agreement, which at the time was considered a landmark, was voluntarily signed in 2016 by 196 countries, including the U.S. and China, with a long-term goal to "strengthen the global response to climate change, reaffirms the goal of limiting global temperature increase to well below 2 degrees Celsius, while pursuing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees.""We will most likely be able to find additional resources" before the United Nations' annual climate conference, which will be held in December in Santiago, Chile, Yannick Glemarec, the executive director of the Green Climate Fund, told the Associated Press.Glemarec believes the extra money will allow the fund's capacity to rise to $2.4 billion per year between the period of 2020 and 2024, up from about $1.4 billion per year, currently.
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(Di, Digital Silicon Valley, Tesla reported an adjusted profit of 342 million dollars during the third quarter, equivalent to 1,91-dollar-per-share.While the analytikerkåren had been expecting a profit in the range of up to 46 cents per share.According to the company, he is well ahead in the planning of the new gigafabriken” in Shanghai, which is due to last for a provproduktion of the Model 3.the production of the SUV:Model X, the company's hemmafabrik in Fremont, Calif., will have a head start.net Sales for the last quarter of the landings in the order of 6.3 billion dollars, equivalent to just over sek 60 billion, which was slightly below expectations, which ranged from 6,33 to sek 6.45 billion u.s. dollars.and the Revenues went down by 7 per cent compared with the same quarter of the previous year.
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Do-it-yourself home security companies aren't like the ADTs and Vivints of the world.Instead of locking you into a multiyear contract, most DIY systems give you the flexibility to chose how and when you monitor your home.Note that the products discussed here are independently chosen by our editors.CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our siteThe best DIY home security systemsSimpliSafe was one of the first DIY home security systems to hit stores and is a reasonable alternative to ADT and other professional firms.
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Have you ever been travelling on a boat and wanted to take a video of a stunning sunset?Or perhaps you’re celebrating a dinner with friends at night on a restaurant terrace, and want to grab a quick photo to remember the occasion?In either of these cases, no matter what you try to do with your phone, you struggle to capture the perfect photo.It’s either too dark, blurry, or out of focus, and that magical moment is now lost.The upcoming Quadcam Expert OPPO Reno 2.Using the quad camera setup on the back, you’ll always be satisfied with the results – whether it’s for snapping a photo of your kids running around in the park, or a gorgeous nighttime photo of the Burj Khalifa.
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Skydio makes one of the most incredible drones on the market, and while we haven’t gotten to review the new Skydio 2 yet, the tiny California startup is already setting its ambitions higher than prosumers and videographers.It wants to remove humans from the equation entirely, letting companies rely on its obstacle-dodging, self-flying technology for automated mapping and surveillance.To that end, it’s announcing the Skydio 2 Dock, a drone-in-a-box solution that theoretically lets the Skydio 2 fly mission after mission all by itself.As you can see in the video above, it’s got a motorized door and slide-out arm that the drone can land on, as well as a built-in charging station for a special version of the Skydio 2’s battery with contact pins on the bottom.Skydio co-founder Adam Bry tells me that his drone can find its way back to the box without GPS thanks to its visual and inertial navigation systems, and land precisely on that pad time after time thanks to a pair of visual markers on top.He wouldn’t tell me how long they’ve tested it at a stretch, but he shows me a video of it landing while blasted with a 25MPH gust of wind from a leafblower, and says it should be able to do that in practice.
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Den 11 juli 2017 slutade Microsoft uppdatera Windows Phone 8.1.Nu meddelar företaget via sin support-sida att de också kommer stänga ner appbutiken för Windows Phone 8.1 den 16 december.Appar som laddats ner före 16 december kan fortsätta fungera men användare kan uppleva en försämring i funktionalitet eftersom de inte längre kommer kunna uppdateras.Det kommer inte heller gå att ominstallera appar som tagits bort.Vissa Windows 8.1-mobiler har fortfarande möjligheten att uppgradera till Windows 10 Mobile, som visserligen inte heller stödjs men som i alla fall fortfarande har en fungerande app-butik.De Lumia-modeller som kan uppgraderas till Windows 10 är:
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Southeast Asia’s internet economy is expected to cross the $100 billion mark by the end of 2019 before tripling by 2025.Indonesia, the world’s fourth most-populous country and also the largest country in Southeast Asia, with 264 million people, is a promising market given its large, youthful population who is contributing to the high smartphone penetration rate.It is undoubtedly a hotbed for start-up activity in Southeast Asia with five unicorns: Go-Jek, Traveloka, Tokopedia, Bukalapak, and OVO.Many companies going abroad (chuhai) are choosing Indonesia as their key market.JD’s unmanned store moved into Indonesia as first overseas expansion and Alibaba led a $1.1 billion round in Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia.With 171 million internet users, and significant growth of VC funding during the past five years, Indonesia is definitely a lucrative market for tech companies as new opportunities for collaboration and business expansion will emerge.
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It's easy to compare things on paper, but often real-world results reveal a different story.That's why comparison tests exist in the real world, so we can do our best to showcase what makes a car tick and how it performs compared with a rival.German television show Auto Mobil (full episode at the link) gathered both cars and decided to see how they handle themselves at a drag strip and through a standard slalom course.A couple of things to point out here, however.We can't say for certain what kind of shoes either car was wearing, which could affect the final results.Secondly, it appears the German show tested an older Model S P100D, not the car currently for sale from Tesla.
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When it comes to true wireless earbuds, Apple’s AirPods are king.Just one of these alternatives is the brand new Google Pixel Buds 2, which was announced alongside the Google Pixel 4 on October 15.But do the Google Pixel Buds 2 have what it takes to rival Apple in the fight for true wireless earbud domination?Let’s find out as with pit the two products against each other in an early, specs-only comparison.Some have argued that the AirPods 2 isn’t worth the $200 Apple asks.Let’s not forget it’s cheaper, too.
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This morning, Redmi officially announced what color options the Redmi 8A will offer.It turns out one of the world’s cheapest phones from the top brand will be available in coral orange, deep-sea blue, and night black.As we can see, not only Xiaomi but other smartphone makers are gradually canceling the white color for their phones.This variant comes as the summer fresh option to boast sales.They include black, red, blue, pink, white, green, purple and gray.Apart from this, we even know much more about the Redmi 8A.
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Google Maps can now help visually impaired people get to their walking destinations more easily — by continually reminding them that they’re on the right path, warning them when there’s a busy crosswalk ahead, telling them how far away their next turn is using voice navigation, and automatically pointing them back in the right direction if they have to stop.Here’s a cool video demonstrating the improved guidance in action:Google’s blog post says the improved guidance is now available on iOS and Android, but only in English in the US and in Japanese in Japan, at the moment.If you want to use it, you can turn it on in Google Maps’ settings menu.The company says support for more languages and countries is “on the way.”
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While attention continues to be focused on the rise and growing sophistication of voice-based interfaces, a startup that is using artificial intelligence to improve how we communicate through the written word has raised a round of funding to capitalise on its already-profitable growth.Grammarly — which provides a toolkit used today by 20 million people to correct their written grammar, suggest better ways to write things, and moderate the tone of what they are saying depending on who will be doing the reading — has closed a $90 million round of funding.Brad Hoover, the company’s CEO, confirmed to TechCrunch that the funding catapults the company’s valuation to over $1 billion, as it gears up to grow to more users by expanding Grammarly’s tools and bringing them to more platforms.Today, Grammarly can be used across a number of browsers via browser extensions, as a web app, through mobile and on desktop apps, and through specific apps such as Microsoft Office.But the area where we communicate via the written word is expanding all the time — consider, for example, how much we use chat and texting apps for leisure and for work — so expect that list to continue growing.“The mountain of digital communication is increasing, and in the workplace we have more distributed teams,” he said, “pointing to the importance of people presenting themselves in consistent and compelling ways.”
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Managing the calls of an Android smartphone from a PC will soon be possible.Thanks to the Windows “Your Phone” application.The Redmond company, in fact, has released build 18999 (20H1) of Windows 10 to the Insiders belonging to the Fast Ring (beta tester program).Among some improvements and the resolution of some errors present in the previous versions, the Calls function has been introduced which offers the possibility of managing the calls of our Android smartphone directly from the computer.By coupling the two devices, the user can manage all the call related functions without using his smartphone.Microsoft specifies that it will be possible to answer calls, start them using the dialer in the app or the list of contacts, reject incoming calls by sending a message or redirecting to the answering machine and access the recent call history.
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Former Googler and Essential founder Andy Rubin has taken to Twitter for some unexpected teasing, showing off what looks to be a very unusual smartphone that bucks the pervasive trend for vast touchscreens.Indeed, it’s not really like the existing Essential PH-1 phone, either.While dimensions are hard to judge, it looks like it’s about the length of a standard Android handset.Four colors are shown, which Rubin describes as “GEM Colorshift material.” They’re highly iridescent, changing hue depending on what angle the camera catches them.While we’ve seen glistening phones from Huawei and others recently, these new devices go considerably further, changing from blue through to yellow to green and then blue-silver in one case.“Still dialing in the colors,” Rubin comments.
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Argos will be offering some huge deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but when you go to the checkout you'll have a decision to make: should you hand over a little extra cash for an extra insurance policy for your Argos Black Friday deals, or take a chance and go without so you pay the lowest possible price?Almost all new laptops, phones, white goods and other electronic products will come with a warranty from their manufacturer, but that only covers faulty products.Argos Care (provided by Domestic and General) isn't just one policy - there are different options that give different levels of coverage.You don't have to decide straight away – you have a generous allowance of 45 days to decide if you want to add Argos Care to your order.The Argos Monthly Care policy is only available in stores, but if you snagged your Black Friday bargains online you can still request it by taking your order confirmation into to the customer service desk.If you've bought a phone, it will be covered for theft with force (mugging) or from a break-in, but if you've snapped up a great deal on a premium laptop, it would be wise to add it to your home contents insurance, or invest in a dedicated gadget insurance policy in case of theft.
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Oppo’s sub-brand Realme which was unveiled in the last year is already a hit in India.The brand is starting to build in China and across Western markets, however, the Indian market still is its main goal.Realme’s latest achievement was becoming the best-selling smartphone brand on Flipkart in the months of June, July and August this year.Oppo’s subsidiary accounted for over 40% of smartphone sales at the online retailer.To celebrate this achievement, Realme and Flipkart are running a promo campaign.They’ve already sold 1 million smartphones through this “Festive Days” event.
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