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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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West Derby candidate accused Baroness Michelle Mone of betraying her working class roots and attacked Esther McVey.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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Vulture Festival is known for engaging pop culture fanatics through creative live events and sponsor activations, and as New York Magazine puts on its fifth edition this year, the event is doubling down on fan experiences.The festival’s third West Coast edition, which runs Nov. 9-10 at the Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles, comes after New York Media finalized its merger with Vox Media this week.Jackie Cinguina, senior vice president of marketing for Vox Media, said the company has been deliberate in choosing partnerships for Vulture Festival, keeping in mind that the event opts for quirky experiences for superfans over run-of-the-mill panels.“We like interactivity, and we go after clients who are like-minded and willing to go with us to a space where we can have fun and engage with fans,” Cinguina said.“We work with them to create things that will enhance the overall experience.”The festival’s presenting sponsor, AT, is bringing a Friends-themed activation to the attendee lounge.
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The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has finally landed, bringing with it the world’s first 108MP penta-camera setup.More megapixels doesn’t necessarily mean better photos, but we wanted to take a quick look at what kind of detail the phone can capture in 12,032 x 9,024 pixels.Read also: Xiaomi Mi Note 10 review: A photographer’s Swiss Army knifeThere are plenty of photos in the review above, but here are a few full 108MP photos alongside a simple crop.Bear in mind that the standard photo mode takes 27MP pixel-binned images, which in many cases provide more pleasing results.Nevertheless, here are some sample photos from the first 108MP camera.
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Insider sold 120,000 customer records to scammersTrend Micro today revealed one of its staff went rogue and illegally sold the personal information of roughly 120,000 of its customers.The security software vendor said names, email addresses, ticket support numbers, and in some cases phone numbers, of around one per cent of Trend's 12 million customers, were copied from an internal database by the worker and sold off to an outside scammer.Payment card details are not believed to have been accessed, nor were any details from government or enterprise customer accounts, we're told.Trend said it caught wind the scheme back in August, when customers began to report receiving suspicious calls by people claiming to be Trend Micro support staff.After learning that the scammers seemed to know detailed information about the clients and their accounts, Trend started probing.
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Not only have my accent and skin color stood out, but I’m also a woman working in a male-dominated field.This discomfort has made me very aware of and sensitive to the nuances of diverse groups and how companies can help them thrive and contribute to the global perspectives needed in today’s business world.Most days, I feel like your typical global citizen.It’s helped me recognize what companies need to do to help global thinkers like me thrive, especially in the Midwest, where I’ve lived for six years.The first conversations will be awkward, and it may take multiple meetings and conversations to feel comfortable with each other.We risk our global thinkers either walking away or conforming to the status quo and leaving their unique perspectives at home.
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LG may be working on a foldable television display, if a recently emerged patent is anything to go by.Spotted by LetsGoDigital, the patent was filed back in March 2019, around the time we heard about LG's plans for a new 48-inch OLED production line.The display appears to consist of six equally-sized sections of panel, which can collapse into each other like a creased piece of paper, or a concertina / accordion book where the edge of each page meets the start of the other.The Hague International Design System approved the patent on September 13, with a patent description suggesting that the frames around the screen would act as "stands" to keep it upright, and that a soundbar would be built into the panel:"This design is for a television receiver with flexible display which can be folded at regular intervals.The square frames on both sides serve as stands, as well as sound bars."
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There are countless outdoor security cameras to choose from these days, but the vast majority can record only 1080p video.That might be fine for close-ups at your front door, but what if you also want to be able to clearly capture, say, the action at the end of your driveway?Things might get too grainy once you zoom that 720p or 1080p recording.Presto: For a limited time, Cheapskate readers can get the Defender Guard 2K Resolution IP Wi-Fi Camera for $59.99 with promo code CNET40.As you can see, the Guard looks like a pretty standard outdoor camera.(The included AC adapter has a 10-foot cord, but you also get a 25-foot extension.)
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Kärnkraftsbolag i Norden vill säkra tillgången på teknisk kompetens.Därför startas ett gemensamt trainee-program för ingenjörer och tekniker.I Sverige sker nu stora investeringar för att säkra underhåll och långtidsdrift av de reaktorer som planeras vara i bruk fram till 2040-talet.Samtidigt bygger Finland ut kärnkraftsanläggningen i Olkiluoto, som snart ska stå för 30 procent av landets elproduktion.För att säkra behovet av teknisk kompetens går nu de nordiska energibolagen Uniper, Vattenfall, Fortum och TVO samman och startar ett 15 månader långt trainee-program under nästa år.Tanken är att ingenjörsstudenter, eller redan utexaminerade ingenjörer och tekniker, ska få kvalificerad handledning vid någon av kärnkraftsbolagens anläggningar i Sverige och Finland.
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Back in September, Mario Kart Tour launched for iOS and Android without a component many consider critical to the Mario Kart experience: multiplayer.Racing against other humans is one of the main draws of the Mario Kart franchise as a whole, so it was definitely strange to see Mario Kart Tour launch without it.Nintendo will be fixing that particular oversight in December, launching a real-time multiplayer beta at some point during the month.Unfortunately, if you want to participate in the beta, you’ll need to shell out some cash.Nintendo’s tweet also confirmed that the beta will be available only to those who subscribe to Mario Kart Tour’s Gold Pass.The Gold Pass launched alongside Mario Kart Tour and runs $4.99 per month.
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Copywriters might be able to spin a haunting yarn, but what can art directors do to chill the blood during Halloween season?Two R/GA associate creative directors have launched Hellvetica, a fiendish font that mercilessly butchers the kerning of the classic Helvetica font.The resulting typeface of terror is one that hurts to look at, is torture to read and is honestly a better trigger for becoming a chaos-worshiping supervillain than anything that actually happens in Joker.Zack Roif (a 2017 alumnus of Adweek’s Creative 100) developed the font concept, and the typeface was designed by Matthew Woodward.Roif previously partnered with designer Augustus Cook to create an Alternative Facts card game.Here’s a look at how Hellvetica will sear its way into your pain receptors:
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For a limited time, you can leave the wires behind with the TR9 True Wireless headphones for just $34.99.Completely wireless headphones are an incredible improvement when it comes to listening to music, but why do they have to be so expensive?These TR9 True Wireless headphones make it more affordable than ever to upgrade.Focus on the music with cVc 6.0 active noise canceling.The TR9 True Wireless comes prepared to lock you into your sound with cVc 6.0 active noise canceling.The TR9 True Wireless comes with a charging case to keep you listening longer.
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This is not a version of the ordinary headphones custom inear, this is a brand new lurk, filled with new technologies and, we hope, as well as the sound.Apple says that the headphones have a valve system so that the pressure is evened out, and the discomfort that may arise as a inear headset are not to be found.the the Greater part will fit inside of your ear and they won't be seen more than the usual AirPods.the Headphones can withstand both sweat and water, so as to move an excellent one to practice with. - - active noise cancellation will get you through each and every handset has two microphones, one facing outward and one inward.outwardly, listening to to the noise that is around you, and the inward, listening simply to the audio that has slipped through the physical, suspending.
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Censor-dodging news for those sat in ban-happy countriesThe BBC has launched a .onion version of its news website on the Tor anonymising network aimed at readers based in countries that ban its services.In a statement, the Beeb said it had made its news content easier to access by audiences who live in countries where BBC News is blocked or restricted."This is in line with the BBC World Service mission to provide trusted news around the world."As Dr Steven Murdoch, a cybersecurity expert from University College London, points out, the move isn't a game-changer for people already seeking to evade surveillance and censorship – who can already access the Beeb and other sites via Tor, just without the .onion address.Among other things, it will protect those who are a little too hasty to control-V.
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In the 1,006 days since Donald Trump became president of the United States, his administration has shown little vigilance when it comes to its own security, and a new internal memo suggests the White House is working to weaken its own cybersecurity safeguards.Axios has published a memo written by the White House computer network defence branch chief Dimitrios Vastakis that warns “the White House is posturing itself to be electronically compromised once again.”The White House did not immediately respond to a Gizmodo request for comment.Vastakis submitted the memo as a letter of resignation last Thursday.As Axios reports, the letter comes after at least twelve top officials were dismissed or resigned from a cybersecurity team that protected the White House from security threats from Russia and other entities.This team – the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) – was built after the Obama administration was attacked by Russian hackers in 2014.
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A compound effective in killing chemotherapy-resistant glioblastoma-initiating cells (GICs) has been identified, raising hopes of producing drugs capable of eradicating refractory tumors with low toxicity.Despite longstanding and earnest endeavors to develop new remedies, the prognosis of most glioblastoma patients undergoing chemotherapies and radiotherapies remains poor.Glioblastoma, a malignant glioma, has a median survival period of approximately 15 months.One of the reasons for this is the lack of methods to eradicate its cancer stem cells, or glioblastoma-initiating cells (GICs), that demonstrate tumorigenicity (ability to form tumors) and resistance to chemotherapies and radiotherapies.In a study published in Neuro-Oncology, the collaborative research group between Hokkaido University, FUJIFILM Corporation, and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) successfully cultured human GICs resistant to temozolomide (TMZ), a standard drug used for treating glioblastoma.Next, using Fujifilm's compound library, they conducted a high-throughput drug screening to identify a compound that can specifically kill or inflict damage to GICs, not normal cells such as neural stem cells and astrocytes.
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South Korea’s third MNO will be leaning heavily on Swedish kit vendor for its nascent 5G network, having chosen it for both the RAN and the core.The new news seems to concern specifically LG U+’s non-standalone 5G using the 3.5 GHz frequency band, for which Ericsson will supply at least some of the RAN kit.Ericsson is only announcing itself a ‘a’ supplier, rather than ‘the’ supplier, so we can assume there are others.It seems the 5G core gig was already known, but Ericsson decided to mention it again anyway.“We are delighted to have Ericsson as a trusted 5G Core and 5G RAN vendor,” said Daehee Kim, Vice President, Network Strategy at LG U+.“Ericsson’s end-to-end 5G technology leadership is key to ramping-up our nationwide 5G ambitions in Korea.
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Picture this: You’re floating in deep space, and there's a cute little beach-ball-size asteroid just 3 meters away.(And no, sorry, you don’t have a fire extinguisher like Sandra Bullock in Gravity, either.)I’m going to show several ways in which you could figure this out in real time.The problem above is actually one I suggested to a student.As part of my introductory physics course, students have to create a numerical calculation to solve a problem.In a numerical solution (instead of an analytical solution), the answer is arrived at in a stepwise manner, by breaking it into a series of smaller problems.
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These are ranked by their general usefulness, and we cross-checked them with our friends at Crutchfield to bring in their experience upgrading thousands of cars like yours.These are quite popular, but I'm slotting them low because a lot of cars have remote start built in from the factory and many of the add-on kits include redundant security tech your car probably already has.Still, there's nothing like remote start on winter mornings or summer afternoons when you want your car to be climate-controlled as soon as you get in.The iDatastart CMHCXA0 HC is an example of a remote-start kit that adds the functions you want without redundant security system features or a superfluous push-button start.Those two data points, along with the relative low utility of a push-button starter, leads me to recommend you skip it.This was long the classic car upgrade upon which a thousand local car stereo stores once thrived.
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At MarketingProfs B2B Forum on Tuesday afternoon, Arm Treasure Data’s* Global Head of Marketing Tom Treanor took the stage to serve up some truth.During another session earlier in the day, Samantha Stone of The Marketing Advisory offered up some truth of her own, which resonated with Tom and I: “We need to worry less about creating scale, and more about creating relationships in our marketing.”As Tom puts it, “People want you to understand them.” But when our marketing message conveys the opposite, it inhibits our ability to develop those quality customer relationships Samantha emphasized.This frontier only grows more essential as millennials – who statistically value personalization more than preceding generational cohorts – come to occupy a vast majority of the buying population.Most don’t have the resources, sophistication, or business models to mimic what Amazon does.But the concept becomes less intimidating when you shift your perspective, thinking more about channels than individual people.
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If you installed this month’s first Win10 version 1903 cumulative update, KB 4517389, you may be in for a couple of surprises.Mark Busby on AskWoody reported a strange bug shortly after the patch was released:After installing KB4517389 on these Windows systems, when opening 16-bit applications an error message is displayed “unexpected error; quitting.” … After removing the update the application works fine once more.Take this online course and learn how to install and configure Windows 10 with the options you need. ]I have a Windows 10 Home 1903 32bit machine.Although the replies from Microsoft on the Answers Forum weren’t much help, it now seems that 32-bit versions of Windows won’t run older Visual Basic 3.0 programs — at least, programs that require the 1990s-era VBRUN300.DLL runtime.
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BMW has unveiled the new 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.The Gran Coupe models are designed to deliver styling and design with everyday 4-door usability and space.BMW fits the new models with the latest driver assistance tech, including Blind Spot Detection, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Detection, and Lane Departure Warning.Both versions of the Gran Coupe are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with the 228i xDrive making 228hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.The car can reach 60 mph in 6.0 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph on all-season tires, and 151 mph when fitted with performance tires.The BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe has 301hp and 332 lb-ft of torque from a tuned version of the engine.
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Huawei’s revenue for the first three quarters grew by 24.4% year on year to RMB 610.8 billion (around $86 billion), the company said on Wednesday, showing little sign of slowing despite US sanctions earlier this year.Why it matters: Huawei was put on a US trade blacklist in May, effectively blocking it from doing business with US companies.Huawei founder Ren Zhenfei previously said that the company had begun making 5G base stations without US technology indicating that ban has had a limited effect on its telecom business.Nevertheless, the company’s consumer business is expected to be worse hit.US President Donald Trump said this month the US would start granting select US companies permission to sell their products to Huawei, which may help cool tensions between the world’s two biggest economies.“To date, Huawei has signed more than 60 commercial contracts for 5G with leading global carriers and shipped more than 400,000 5G Massive MIMO active antenna units (AAUs) to global markets.”
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Google held its big Made by Google event today, officially revealing the Pixel 4 and a handful of other new products today.Since the company has been pretty bad (okay, awful) at keeping secrets, we already knew many of the devices and features announced, but the company still had a few surprises up its sleeve.The device also packs a 90hz screen and adds a telephoto lens to the rear camera array.Aside from shooting subjects at a distance, this helps create more accurate depth maps for portrait mode.On the software side of the camera, the Pixel 4 XL updates Night Sight for even better low light images, including an automatic astrophotography mode for super long exposures.The phone packs the usual 2019 flagship-ish specs, including a Snapdragon 855, 6GB of RAM, and 64 or 128GB of storage.
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