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The first months of the year saw workers and offices thrown into chaos trying to adjust to new work from home and remote work arrangements. Now it’s almost time for schools to experience that same transition, hopefully a little less jarring thanks to months of preparation and planning. Systems and products are now in place that can help bring order … Continue reading
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The Walmart Plus subscription price is supposed to be $98 a year, which sets it up to be a cheaper version of Amazon Prime.
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Brush up on your RESTful, gRPC, container development skills with us online Webcast  Building an application from the ground up for your business has never been quicker or easier. With REST for web services leading to the RESTful architectural style, and containers proving the perfect delivery model, the combination of DevOps, microservices, and automation means an organization can create almost anything, instantly.…
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The OPPO Watch has been officially revealed, though you’d be forgiven for having a sense of deja-vu at this Apple Watch-esque wearable. Looking a whole lot like the iPhone-only smartwatch, the OPPO Watch relies on Wear OS by Google – which means, of course, that it’ll work with both iPhone and Android devices – and offers both an integrated LTE … Continue reading
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The report comes after Amazon's boss attended a contentious antitrust hearing Wednesday, in which he tried to de-emphasize the company's influence.
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Microsoft has made a pledge to support the development of 3D creation suite, Blender. In an announcement from yesterday, Blender revealed the Windows-maker has joined the foundation’s Development Fund as a Corporate Gold member in order to help the company continue to provide its software for free. Unlike other popular alternatives like Cinema4D and Maya, Blender’s apps are entirely free and open-source. In all fairness, Microsoft‘s contribution — which will be in the ballpark of €30,000 according to Blender’s membership page — won’t be a huge boost to the company’s revenue, but the move could go a long way to lending more… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Microsoft
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NASA's Perseverance rover is set to launch for the red planet on Thursday
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As antitrust pressure mounts against Apple’s App Store policies, The New York Times is reporting on how vacation rental company Airbnb and fitness class service ClassPass have run afoul of the policies in recent weeks. According to the report, both companies started offering virtual services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, only for Apple to get in contact to request 30 percent of sales made through their iOS apps. The Times also reports that Airbnb met with lawmakers from the House Judiciary’s antitrust panel, who will be responsible for questioning Tim Cook about the iOS policies in an upcoming hearing. The report initially claimed ClassPass had also met with lawmakers, but has since been corrected after ClassPass denied the... Continue reading…
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Flipkart has launched a hyperlocal service in suburbs of Bangalore, four years after the Walmart-owned e-commerce group concluded its previous foray into this category. It plans to expand to 6 other cities.
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In an update late last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that it is working with the FDA and local health agencies to investigate an outbreak of Cyclospora linked to contaminated salad products. More than 600 people have become ill as a result of eating these salads, according to the agency, which notes that reports of illness … Continue reading
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AMD continues to wage war — and win — against Intel and Nvidia
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Qualcomm's Quick Charge 5 promises 100W+ charging speeds for your next smartphone. Here's what you need to know.
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Online grocery shopping and Zoom meetings will continue after the pandemic, but is that enough to stop climate change?
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Yes, it's going to cost a bob or two, but the option's there Marvell will today formally open the doors of its bespoke tailor shop, though rather than cutting and sewing cloth, it's crafting custom 5nm semiconductors.…
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Reflecting Apple’s growing enterprise status, enterprise management software company Jamf this week succesfully issued an IPO. I spoke with CEO Dean Hager to discuss digital transformation and the acceleration of Apple's place in the enterprise.To read this article in full, please click here
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(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) After spending more than three years examining new approaches to encryption and data protection that could defeat an assault from a quantum computer, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has winnowed the 69 submissions it initially received down to a final group of 15.
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The independent economists from Analysis Group found Apple's App Store commission rates are "similar" to others.
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(Washington State University) A backstabbing crime boss and thousands of people looking for free tutorials on hacking and identity theft were two of the more interesting findings of a study examining user activity on two online 'carding forums,' illegal sites that specialize in stolen credit card information.
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We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism.Face masks should be mandatory in workplaces where people can’t physically distance, health experts have said. With face coverings already compulsory on public transport and becoming mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England on July 24, experts say it seems reasonable that indoor workplaces should also follow suit.Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the British Medical Association council, said requiring people to wear masks in shops, but not other situations where physical distancing isn’t possible – like work – is “illogical and adds to confusion” surrounding mask messaging.Related... 7 Things You Should Know About Face Masks Will masks be made mandatory at work?It’s unlikely mask-wearing will be made mandatory in all workplaces, as they can be very different. People can work indoors, outdoors, in large offices that are ventilated and spaced out, or in small offices with no windows. They can work on construction sites with plenty of fresh air, or studios with others close by.However, in indoor workplaces where physical distancing isn’t possible – if you can’t keep 2m away from others – it would make sense to wear a mask, health experts tell HuffPost UK. Dr David Strain, a clinician at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, believes masks should be worn wherever 2m physical distancing can’t be maintained, such as shops, workplaces, hairdressers and even takeaways. “We have a short window to get the prevalence down to ‘viral eradication’ before we start battling Covid-19 along with flu, and a second peak becomes inevitable,” he says.Mask-wearing at work should be legally mandated, he says, because if it’s left to companies to enforce the rules themselves, they’ll likely choose not to. “We know that as soon as something is mandated by law, people just do it.”We know that as soon as something is mandated by law, people just do it.Dr David Strain, a clinician at the Royal Devon and Exeter HospitalOthers disagree with legally mandating mask-wearing at work. Professor Trisha Greenhalgh, an expert in primary care at University of Oxford, believes there should be national guidelines for employers that can be flexibly interpreted. Employers should take into account how closely people work together throughout the day, and how long they’re in close contact for, she says. “Imagine 50 people in a big boardroom meeting, all just 1m apart, and one of them coughs,” she says. “It will be more risky than two people meeting in an office, also 1m apart”.Ventilation is important, too, she says. “Draughty is good, negative pressure ventilation is good, but we’ve all heard about the Chinese restaurant where the air con seemed to suck in germs from one table and recycle them to another,” she says. She refers to the study of an air-conditioned restaurant in Guangzhou, China, where Covid-19 spread to three separate families eating in the restaurant – all of them sitting in proximity of the air conditioning unit. Researchers suggested strong airflow could have propelled the droplets between tables.The last consideration for wearing a mask at work is the action you do while you’re working, says Prof Greenhalgh. “Speaking, shouting, singing are all bad,” she explains, indicating you’d want to wear a mask in environments where this happens. “If everyone’s quietly working at their desk, they have less need to wear a mask than if in a meeting.” What mask should I wear to work?Dr Strain recommends people wear a homemade mask made from three layers of tightly woven material, such as cotton. For people who are in high risk groups, he recommends water resistant surgical masks. He advises against wearing masks with valves “because they focus any droplets into one jet stream”, as well as face shields. These are not protective on their own and should be worn in addition to a face mask, rather than as a replacement, he says.Related... Here's Why You Shouldn't Wear A Mask With A Valve What are the benefits of mask-wearing at work?Firstly, there’s the health justification, says Dr Strain. If we all wear one, we’re helping to protect each other from the possible spread of coronavirus. “The health point of view is clear – it’s the best way to prevent this virus spreading,” he says.Dr Alison Pittard, head of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, agrees. She told The Guardian: “People might think Covid is over [and ask]: why do I have to wear a face mask? But it isn’t over. We still have Covid patients in intensive care. If the public don’t physically distance and don’t wear face coverings we could very quickly get back to where we were earlier this year.”It also makes some economical sense to wear masks at work, suggests Dr Strain. From an employer’s point of view, if everyone is wearing a mask, the virus is less likely to spread and therefore they’d avoid “losing an entire office”. An alternative to masks in the workplace could be perspex screens, like you see in hair salons and at supermarkets. “If employers want to erect those perspex-type screens into cubicles, that would give the same impact – and then people would need to wear masks when they go to the breakout areas,” he adds.Related... This Face Cover Sock Hack Is So Simple – But Is It Effective? And the downsides?Comfort, or the lack of it, is often cited as one of the key reasons people don’t wear masks. While wearing a mask on public transport or during a food shop might be manageable, some might struggle to wear one for a full working day. That said, if nurses and doctors can do it – why can’t everyone else?There are concerns that using face masks might provide a false sense of security, too, meaning people won’t physically distance from others, wash their hands as often, or self-isolate if they do become ill. And there’s a risk that improper removal of face masks, handling of a contaminated face mask, or an increased tendency to touch the face while wearing a face mask might increase the risk of transmission.So, what happens now?Downing Street has said it will keep the guidance on face coverings in other settings, such as offices, under review for now, the BBC reported.If you’re worried about returning to work, speak to your employer about how they’ll ensure physical distancing and cleanliness in your workplace. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says if workers choose to wear face coverings, employers should support them to do so.In the meantime, Dr Strain says he agrees with Sir Vallance that “there is no real reason for the majority of people to return to work in an office, and working from home is still the better strategy”.“We should follow the guidance of most European countries suggesting that if you cannot work from home, then you should be wearing a mask in any situation at all where the 2-metre rule can’t be followed,” he says. Related... Health Experts Want People To Know Face Covers Can Protect The Wearer Too Face Masks Won't Be Compulsory In Food Takeaway Shops Why Experts Aren't Happy With This Government Video On Face Masks
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Everyone is going through rough times this year and that includes businesses trying to project a strong image in the midst of global economic troubles. The mobile sector just keeps on churning out smartphones but even a major market like the US has seen a sharp drop in sales in the second quarter of the year. Unsurprisingly, Apple and Samsung … Continue reading
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NASA has been conducting a prolonged campaign of upgrading batteries on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS), and the upgrade process is nearly complete. Recently two astronauts changed out critical solar array batteries marking the near completion of a battery revitalization project that will keep the space station powered through 2024. The two astronauts, Chris Cassidy and Bob … Continue reading
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Far Cry 5 is 85% off, one of the many solid PS4 deals on Sony's PlayStation Store right now.
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The Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic are a pair of budget buds with interesting features
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Google has just pushed version 84 of Chrome to the public and while its changelog might be a bit unexciting, it’s actually a larger release than it seems. For one, it has the potential to break some sites, at least the ones that misbehave and do things behind your back. But it also has the potential to make the web … Continue reading
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Elon Musk still supports Kanye West running for president, despite a since-deleted tweet where he appeared to waver in his support.  The Tesla and SpaceX CEO told Page Six that he hasn't dropped his support for West's candidacy, though he thinks "2024 would be better than 2020."  West announced on July 4 that he planned to run for president, with Musk quickly tweeting his support. Soon after, West participated in a wild Q&A with Forbes in which he made incorrect claims about vaccines and Planned Parenthood. Musk tweeted in response that he and West "may have more differences of opinion than I anticipated," but quickly deleted the tweet.  Musk and West have been friends since at least 2011, and West told Forbes that Musk is advising his campaign.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk still supports Kanye West's bid for the presidency, but he thinks West should hold off until 2024.  Musk told Page Six's Mara Siegler that he still backs West, despite a since-deleted tweet where he appeared to waver in his support. West participated in a Q&A with Forbes last week in which he called vaccines "the mark of the beast" and said Planned Parenthood was placed in cities by white supremacists in order to "do the Devil's work." After the piece was published, Musk tweeted — then deleted — that he and West "may have more differences of opinion than I anticipated." But Musk is now doubling down on his support for West, telling Page Six that "Kanye explained afterward some of the reasoning behind why he said what he said," and that it "makes more sense than many people, including me, realized." He told Page Six that he hasn't dropped his support for West, "although I think 2024 would be better than 2020." West announced on July 4 he plans to run for president, with Musk tweeting moments later that West has his "full support." It's unclear how serious West's plans are, given that he has already missed the deadline in four states to file as an independent candidate, and nine other states have deadlines in July. Musk and West have been friends since at least 2011, when the musician and fashion designer toured a SpaceX facility with Musk. Since then, they've publicly praised each other's work, bought each other's products, and attended parties and events together. Days before West announced he wanted to run for president, he tweeted a photo of him and Musk at Musk's house, with Musk even donning shoes from West's Yeezy line for the occasion.  West told Forbes that the pair have been talking about West running for president "for years." He said that Musk is advising his campaign and that he wants the Tesla and SpaceX CEO the head up the space program. SEE ALSO: Kanye West says Elon Musk is advising him on his presidential bid. Here's how their friendship began and everything that's happened since. 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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(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Vibrations of atoms in a crystal of the semiconductor gallium arsenide (GaAs) are impulsively shifted to a higher frequency by an optically excited electric current. The related change in the spatial distribution of charge between gallium and arsenic atoms acts back on their motions via electric interactions.
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In updated guidance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said its "best estimate" is that 40 percent of people infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic.
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För första gången har Nasa nu avslöjat priserna som betalas för svenskamerikanskan Jessica Meir och andra astronauters resor.Men i en rapport får USA:s rymdstyrelse kritik för att favorisera det pressade Boeing.I ett antal år, och i synnerhet sedan rymdfärjorna pensionerades 2011, har USA tvingats köpa persontransporter till och från rymden av Ryssland.Och det är ingen billig historia.Sedan 2006 har priserna varierat från 21 miljoner till 86 miljoner dollar (200–830 miljoner kronor med dagens växlingskurs) för en enda tur-och-retur.Nasa har tidigare klagat över att ryska Roscosmos tar rövarpriser, och har även säkerhetspolitik och nationell stolthet att ta hänsyn till i försöken att ta fram inhemska alternativ.
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A bug in Facebook’s flagship iOS application caused the app’s camera to activate after users tapped on photos while browsing News Feed.Dimitar Mihov (Mix) of The Next Web and Alfred Ng of CNET shared several tweets from Facebook users (embedded below) regarding the issue.Facebook vice president of integrity Guy Rosen took to Twitter to address concerns about the issue, tweeting, “We recently discovered that our iOS app incorrectly launched in landscape.In fixing that last week in v246, we inadvertently introduced a bug where the app partially navigates to the camera screen when a photo is tapped.We have no evidence of photos or videos uploaded due to this.”We recently discovered our iOS app incorrectly launched in landscape.
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Bercow, who attended a comprehensive school, said Eton-educated Cameron has the “most enormous, probably public-school-instilled, self-confidence”.HuffPost is part of Verizon Media.Verizon Media and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Verizon Media will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Verizon Media and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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