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Google is bolstering its home security chops with the help of the automation giants over at ADT.
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The 2021 Audi E-Tron, the company’s first all-electric car, will start at nearly $9,000 less than the current version and will get a range bump of 18 miles — bringing its total EPA-estimated range to 222 miles on a full battery pack. The starting MSRP is dropping thanks to a new base version of the E-Tron SUV that will now start at $65,900, which is down $8,900 from the current $74,800 price tag. There are some sacrifices, of course. The company’s “Matrix” LED headlights (which aren’t available in the US to begin with) aren’t included with the base model, and neither is the Bang & Olufsen sound system. Audi will sell more fully-loaded versions of the 2021 E-Tron that start as high as $79,100. The company is introducing a new base trim... Continue reading…
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Swapping wheels for legs helps this robot handle challenging terrain
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Use these tools to try out fresh strategies, run creative campaigns, and get your brand noticed above the rest.
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The Microsoft Surface Pro X is only $850 right now at Amazon, making it a great deal for those looking for a high-end tablet.
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NASA’s new Mars rover is headed out to the red planet, with Perseverance successfully launching this morning atop a mighty Atlas V rocket. The culmination of years of development and research, Perseverance will mark a number of firsts when it reaches Mars and begins its scientific exploration. Liftoff occurred exactly when NASA intended it to, with the United Launch Alliance … Continue reading
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DoJ unhappy with ASTA CRS but not as much as former employees An American IT staffing'n'consultancy company has been banned from running job ads that say only temporary work visa holders need apply.…
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Originally $140, it supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Chromecast. Plus, a hilariously ingenious neckband fan and two bonus deals.
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uDrunkMate on Reddit If you’ve ever wanted to build a real and working Windows 95 PC inside Minecraft, now is the time. A new VM Computers mod has been created for Minecraft that allows players to order computer parts from a satellite orbiting around a Minecraft world and build a computer that actually boots Windows 95 and a variety of other operating systems. The mod uses VirtualBox, free and open-source virtual machine software, to run operating systems like Windows 95. Within Minecraft you simply place a PC case block and then use it to create virtual hard drives to install operating systems from ISO files. uDrunkMate on Reddit Doom running on a Minecraft PC. Naturally, the Minecraft community has been experimenting with the VM... Continue reading…
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Apple announced it would give US retail employees and hourly workers paid time off on Election Day to vote or volunteer at a polling place, Bloomberg News reported Friday. "If they choose, our teams can also use this time to volunteer as an election worker at one of your local polling stations," Deirdre O'Brien, senior vice president of retail and people at Apple, said in an email. The news comes after nearly 400 other companies joined a nonpartisan coalition called Time To Vote to encourage employees to vote by giving paid time off on Election Day, including Twitter and Uber. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple Inc. announced it will give employees paid time off on Election Day to vote or volunteer at a polling place, Bloomberg News reported Friday. The company will offer US retail employees and hourly workers as many as four hours of time off on November 3, to vote or volunteer, according to the Bloomberg News report. "For retail team members and hourly workers across the company, if you're scheduled to work this Election Day, we'll be providing up to four hours of paid time off if you need it to get to the polls," Deirdre O'Brien, senior vice president of retail and people at Apple, wrote in an internal email obtained by Bloomberg News. "If they choose, our teams can also use this time to volunteer as an election worker at one of your local polling stations," O'Brien continued in the email. Representatives from Apple Inc. did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. The news comes after nearly 400 other companies joined a nonpartisan coalition called Time To Vote to encourage employees to vote by giving paid time off on Election Day, including Twitter and Uber. Apple did not appear on the list of affiliated companies, according to the website.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdown
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Google today announced official Netflix streaming support for its Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart home devices. Meaning those objects with screens Google wants you to setup in your home can now function as miniature smart TVs, and I might actually be tempted to buy one. While up to now you could stream Netflix to the Nest Hub by using Google Cast, now your account can be tied directly to the device. This makes it the first smart device to nab Netflix integration — though presumably if it goes well, Netflix might consider the likes of Amazon Echo Show… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Nest,Google,Netflix
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that those who don't think a computer could become smarter than them are "way dumber than they think they are." "The people I see being the most wrong about AI are the ones who are very smart, because they can't imagine that a computer could be way smarter than them," Musk said. Musk has said he believes AI poses a greater threat to humanity than nuclear weapons. Are you a current or former Tesla employee? Do you have an opinion about what it's like to work there? Contact this reporter at [email protected] You can also reach out on Signal at 646-768-4712 or email this reporter's encrypted address at [email protected] Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla CEO Elon Musk reiterated his concerns about the future of artificial intelligence on Wednesday, saying those who don't believe a computer could surpass their cognitive abilities are "way dumber than they think they are." "I've been banging this AI drum for a decade," Musk said. "We should be concerned about where AI is going. The people I see being the most wrong about AI are the ones who are very smart, because they can't imagine that a computer could be way smarter than them. That's the flaw in their logic. They're just way dumber than they think they are." Musk has previously said he believes AI poses a much larger threat to humanity than nuclear weapons and called for regulations to monitor the development of AI technology. "I think the danger of AI is much bigger than the danger of nuclear warheads by a lot," Musk said in 2018. "Nobody would suggest we allow the world to just build nuclear warheads if they want, that would be insane. And mark my words: AI is far more dangerous than nukes." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has disagreed with Musk, saying AI has already improved health care and could reduce car accidents, while calling excessive pessimism about AI "pretty irresponsible." In response, Musk called Zuckerberg's understanding of AI "limited." Are you a current or former Tesla employee? Do you have an opinion about what it's like to work there? Contact this reporter at [email protected] You can also reach out on Signal at 646-768-4712 or email this reporter's encrypted address at [email protected] Read more: Tesla's new investors are making 4 risky bets about the company and rivals like Amazon and Apple, Morgan Stanley says The CEO of Lucid Motors reveals the most important lesson he learned from Elon Musk when he worked for him at Tesla Tesla reports its longest-ever profitable streak, topping Wall Street's expectations for the second quarter It's official — Tesla picks Austin, Texas as the location for its new $1 billion Cybertruck factory SEE ALSO: Ford just increased production on the Bronco First Edition package. Take a closer look at this exclusive SUV. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: 7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn't know
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Investors should bet on the stocks of software companies that Wall Street refers to as GARP, or "growing at a reasonable price," analysts said Tuesday. They pointed to six top GARP bets: Microsoft, ServiceNow, Dropbox, Crowdstrike, Proofpoint and Checkpoint. Amid rising fears of another tech bubble, they said the six software names are solid bets given their role in the work-from-home and school-from-home trends. "While we don't feel qualified that we can call the top of what looks like a bubble, we feel safest with GARP names that have exposure to WFH/SFH trends," the Macquarie analysts told clients in a note. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Investors should bet on GARP software stocks, led by Microsoft, Dropbox, ServiceNow and Crowdstrike, which are 'growing at a reasonable price' in a crazy market, Wall Street analysts said Investors should bet on GARP software stocks, led by Microsoft, Dropbox, ServiceNow and Crowdstrike, which are 'growing at a reasonable price' in a crazy market, Wall Street analysts said Investors should bet on so-called GARP software stocks which are 'growing at a reasonable price' in a crazy market, like Microsoft, Dropbopbox, ServiceNow, and Crowdstrike, according to a Wall Street firm  In an unpredictable market reeling from a pandemic, investors should bet on companies that analysts from one Wall Street firm refer to as GARP, meaning that their stock's are "growing at a reasonable price."  As some tech stocks rally in what that some experts worry is a risky bubble, the GARP stocks are all software companies playing a critical role in the two trends that are expected to last, "work from home" and "school from home," Macquarie's Sarah Hindlian-Bower and Calvin Patel told clients in a note on Tuesday.  "While we don't feel qualified that we can call the top of what looks like a bubble, we feel safest with GARP names that have exposure to WFH/SFH trends," they said. The Macquarie analysts named 6 top picks:  Microsoft, the second most dominant cloud platform, which has also seen a spike in demand for its collaboration tools;  ServiceNow, which runs a major work automation platform now used by more than 6,000 companies, most of them Fortune 500 firms; Dropbox, the popular data storage cloud platform; Three leading cybersecurity players: Crowdstrike, Checkpoint and Proofpoint. The Macquarie analyst cautioned that many software stocks may be overvalued with the recent tech market rally. After a steep decline in March as the coronavirus crisis was escalating, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index has posted sharp gains, and is now up roughly 20% since the year began. "At such high valuations, investors are paying premiums for growth," the Macquarie analysts wrote. But enterprise software companies, led by their six top choices, are in relatively more certain positions, given their emerging roles in the work-from-home and school-from-home world, they said.  "Software sells to businesses, is critical for operations, has recurring models, and aids in remote collaboration – four aspects that have shielded the sector from heavy blows," they said. Got a tip about Microsoft, ServiceNow, Dropbox or another tech company? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], message him on Twitter @benpimentel or send him a secure message through Signal at (510) 731-8429. You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop. Claim your 20% discount on an annual subscription to BI Prime by clicking here. SEE ALSO: Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and 4 'hot private vendors' are getting the biggest boost from the work-from-home shift due to the coronavirus crisis, according to a Wall Street analyst SEE ALSO: This founder shares how her AI-powered skin care startup made it to Shark Tank, and how she personalized her pitch for Mark Cuban and the other 'sharks' SEE ALSO: $15 billion cloud security company Zscaler is a 'freight train' as its stock soars more than 145% this year, says a Wall Street analyst who just boosted his price target Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Leslie Odom, Jr.'s $500,000 gamble that led to a starring role in 'Hamilton'
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"A complicated wiring diagram of responsibilities" The post Russia Report: Committee Warns of Fragmented “Cyber” Responsibilities Across HMG, Says Russian Influence is Entrenched appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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Huawei recently announced a new generation of 5G AR (NetEngine AR Series) enterprise routers. These devices provide powerful 5G uplink capabilities and SD-WAN support across ... The post Huawei releases a new 5G AR enterprise router: super uplink, all SD-WAN support appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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(ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science) Scientists in Australia and the United States have been able to 'upconvert' low energy light into high energy light, which can be captured by solar cells, in a new way, with oxygen the surprise secret ingredient. The results are published in Nature Photonics today.
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A significant event happened last night. Many sites and popular services around the Internet and around the world suddenly became inaccessible. Cloudflare crashes: Discord, Patreon ... The post Cloudflare crashes: Discord, Patreon and hundreds of websites unavailable appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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The X50 Pro also comes with 5G, a speedy refresh rate, a large battery and fast charging.
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The public beta of Apple's new iPhone software is out. Here's an early look at what's coming in the fall, from widgets to App Clips and beyond.
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Business Insider tracks the growth of the influencer industry and regularly interviews content creators, influencer marketing experts, managers, and agents.  Every Thursday, our weekly influencer industry newsletter, Influencer Dashboard, runs through what's new inside the influencer economy. Now, we are introducing a new feature to the newsletter: Ask an influencer.  Readers can now submit questions about the industry or for creators by emailing the author: [email protected], and we will answer the questions in an upcoming issue.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. This feature is an exclusive to Influencer Dashboard, Business Insider's influencer industry newsletter (subscribe here for more news on top creators). Business Insider tracks the influencer industry and regularly interviews content creators, influencer marketing experts, as well as some of the top managers and agents for an inside look at the business.  Every week, our weekly influencer industry newsletter, Influencer Dashboard, runs through what's new inside the influencer economy. Now, we are expanding on the newsletter and introducing a new feature: Ask an influencer. Readers can now submit questions about the industry or for creators by emailing the author: [email protected], and we will answer the questions in an upcoming issue.  Many YouTube creators, Instagram influencers, and TikTokers have spoken with Business Insider about how they make money and their tips for starting a career as a content creator.   Beauty and fashion influencer Adelaine Morin (2.5 million subscribers on YouTube) spoke with Business Insider earlier this year and broke down the main ways she makes money, from a merchandise line to a makeup palette with Tarte Cosmetics. (Read the full post here.) Other influencers have shared how they make money on LinkedIn, what it's like working on MrBeast's YouTube channel, and advice for turning a YouTube channel into a full-time job.  Submit your questions and check back in the newsletter to read the response.  Stay tuned! Subscribe to the newsletter here.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How waste is dealt with on the world's largest cruise ship
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An Egyptian mechanical engineer created a robot that can test patients for COVID-19. The robot is remote-controlled by a health professional, reducing the risk of transmission. Robots have been used in fighting the coronavirus around the world. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A robot that looks straight out of the uncanny valley is performing coronavirus tests in Egypt. Twenty-six-year-old mechanical engineer Mahmoud El Komy created  remote-controlled robot is being used in Cairo, Egypt to collect samples for testing. Measures like this robot could reduce the risk of transmission for medical providers, who have to get very close to people who potentially have infectious diseases. Robots have increasingly been put to use since COVID-19 spread around the world. A team of doctors and researchers in Korea recently developed a remote-controlled robot that can take nasal swabs for COVID-19 tests. In Boston, Spot robots were used to screen patients remotely, using iPads so doctors could talk to and visually assess them. In India and other countries, robots have been tasked with screening patients using thermal temperature guns, picking out people with fevers as potential COVID-19 patients.SEE ALSO: Doctors in Korea invented a remote-controlled robot that enables contactless collection of COVID-19 test samples — here's how it works 26-year-old mechanical engineer Mahmoud El Komy spent more than a month developing this remote-controlled robot. Source: Waya Media The current prototype, El Komy's second, can take temperatures, collect mouth swabs for testing, and recognize when people aren't wearing masks. The swab used by the robot is the same PCR diagnostic test used in nasal swabs, though the robot collects them from the throat, which is also acceptable. Source: The Mayo Clinic El Koby is working on his third prototype, which he hopes will also be able to collect nasal swabs. The third prototype is also planned to mirror doctors' movements more closely. The robot can also be used in malls, airports, and other indoor spaces to screen people's temperatures. It moves via remote control on four wheels. El Komy says that he hopes his invention can reduce the risk of transmission for hospital and clinic staff.
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The round was co-led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Falcon Edge Capital.
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The dark skies of the great outdoors help people to see the wonders of space, either with the naked eye or using telescopes.The stones here are made from Lewisian Gneiss – the oldest rock in Britain – formed three billion years ago and erected by people more than 5,000 years ago.Perhaps they might spot the closest galaxy to ours – Andromeda, 2.5m light-years away – and marvel at how the light they’re seeing set off just before our species walked the Earth.In the UK the Dark Sky Discovery partnership – a network of astronomy and environmental groups – has developed dark sky discovery sites that offer safe and accessible stargazing in towns and cities.The brightest objects in the solar system, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, and the moon, are still visible in cities.Noticing how the moon seemingly changes shape and color while rising, setting and moving through the surrounding stars from night to night is a memorable experience.
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We ignored it at first, but the rumors about Olympus closing down its imaging division (aka 'the camera side of things') within the next eight months are picking up momentum – even though there are few actual facts (let alone any kind of official statement) to back them up.It began over the weekend when an admin of the website Personal View published a speculative article claiming Olympus' imaging division was in turmoil and that employees were scrambling to find other jobs.This was picked up by other rumor and news sites and has since spread like wildfire across the internet.At a time when most other camera manufacturers are concentrating on developing their range of full-frame mirrorless devices, it's understandable to think that Olympus' decision to stick to the micro four thirds (MFT) ecosystem could be hurting its sales.However, it's important to keep in mind that Olympus has been in business for over 100 years, and has successfully weathered some tough periods before.In fact, we don't really need to look so far back in the company's history to see how resilient it is – just look at the last decade.
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Disney announced today that Disney Plus (Disney+) reached “a major milestone” with a whopping 10 million sign-ups “since launching.” This announcement was made within the first 24 hours of the launch of the Disney+ service, suggesting that subscriptions had already climbed above said 10 million mark.This undoubtedly includes many customers that’ve signed up with the standard Disney+ 7-day trial (which is also free, mind you) right out the gate.This large number of “sign-ups” for Disney+ also includes those Verizon customers who received a 1-year subscription free of charge.This is the 1-year Verizon situation we described on October 22, 2019.It does not appear that this includes the sign-ups necessary for users testing the service before the 11th of November, since this was technically before “launch.”A Disney representative made special note that there were “no plans” to release any further Disney Plus “subscriber data” in the future- with one exception.
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As in previous editions, the Menlo Park company tracked metrics across a number of policies — 10 in all — in the second and third fiscal quarter, focusing on the prevalence of prohibited content that made its way onto Facebook and the volume of this content it successfully removed.For the first time, Facebook detailed how it’s taking action on suicide and self-injury content and provided prevalence metrics regarding regulated goods content — i.e., illicit sales of firearms and drugs.“We’ll continue to refine the processes we use to measure our actions and build a robust system to ensure the metrics we provide are accurate,” wrote Facebook VP of integrity Guy Rosen in a blog post.On the subject of self-harm and self-injury content, Facebook says it made technological improvements to find and remove a higher volume of violating content.In Q3, that number hit 2.5 million pieces, of which 97.3% was detected proactively.Facebook claims that for every 10,000 views on Facebook or Instagram in Q3 2019, no more than four contained content that violated its policies on suicide and self-injury and regulated goods.
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Microsoft is releasing its latest Windows 10 November 2019 Update to devices today.While most of Microsoft’s significant Windows 10 updates usually come with a host of new features, this one is much more like the service packs you’d find with previous versions of Windows.Most of the changes are minor, and you won’t see a lot of them as they’re behind-the-scenes improvements focused on stability, performance, and more.That doesn’t mean nothing has changed, though.The biggest changes can be found in the improvements that Microsoft is making to the notifications experience in Windows 10.This new November update has a manage notifications button in the notification center (Action Center) that leads to a better settings area where you can customize notifications.
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Engineers at the University of California San Diego have created a new power-saving chip that could significantly reduce or eliminate the need to replace batteries in IoT devices and wearables.The chip is called the wake-up receiver, and it is designed to wake up a device only when it needs to communicate and perform its function.The rest of the time, the device stays dormant to reduce power needs.The tech is useful for applications that don’t require constant data transmission.The chips could be used in IoT devices to allow consumers to instantly order household items they are about to run out of, for instance.The chip might also be useful in wearable health monitors that only need to take a handful of readings each day.
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Facebook has faced a barrage of concern over an apparent bug that resulted in the social media giant’s iPhone app exposing the camera as users scroll through their feed.A tweet over the weekend blew up after Joshua Maddux tweeted a screen recording of the Facebook app on his iPhone.Several users had already spotted the bug earlier in the month.One person called it “a little worrying.”Today, while watching a video on @facebook, I rotated to landscape and could see the Facebook/Instagram Story UI for a split second.When rotating back to portrait, the Story camera/UI opened entirely.
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Earlier this year the software giant put out sizzle videos for SharePoint and Windows Terminal, which were highly produced and looked like the type of video you’d see for a new Surface device.At Microsoft’s Ignite conference last week, the company quietly released three new sizzle videos for Yammer, Tasks, and the Fluid Framework.All three follow the same sizzle approach as the SharePoint video from earlier this year, seeking to turn what is typically boring software into something much more desirable.Yammer is used by companies as a private social networking service, and Microsoft is overhauling it with a new design that’s more integrated with Teams, SharePoint, and Outlook.To celebrate this new design, Microsoft’s sizzle video includes reams of paper for conversations, tiny buttons that represent avatars, and a focus on dark mode options.There’s something very satisfying about hearing reams of virtual paper fold together and watching pops of color everywhere.
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