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Prime Day 2019 offers the perfect opportunity if you took your time to think on some Fourth of July deals but weren’t ready to take the plunge.Prime Day offers the opportunity to save hundreds, and now that it has finally arrived, you can get start saving now, as Amazon and select retailers are celebrating the event with Prime Day mattress sales.Get 25% off Cocoon’s Chill mattress and receive two DreamFit Pillows and a DreamFit Sheet Set to go with it.If you’d rather have a cooler sleeping experience and want to feel like you’re sleeping on top of the mattress, go with the extra firm.This sale is technically still part of Tempur-Pedic’s 4th of July sale, but since it runs through July 15, we’ll count it as part of the celebration.You can save $500 on any Tempur-breeze model, which includes its three-layer Probreeze and four-layer Luxebreeze variants in any size.
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Hero Labs, a London-based startup that is developing “smart” technology to help prevent water leaks in U.K. properties, has raised £2.5 million in seed funding.The round is led by Earthworm Group, an environmental fund manager, with further support via a £300,000 EU innovation grant and a number of unnamed private investors.The new capital will be used by Hero Labs to accelerate development of its first product: a smart device dubbed “Sonic” that uses ultrasonic technology to monitor water use within a property, including the early detection of water leaks.Founded in 2018 by Krystian Zajac after he exited Neos, a smart home insurer that was acquired by Aviva, Hero Labs was born out of the realisation that a lot of smart home technology either wasn’t very smart or didn’t solve mass problems (Zajac had also previously ran a smart home company focusing on ultra high net-worth individuals that delivered bespoke designs for things like motorised swimming pool floors or home cinemas doubling up as panic rooms).Coupled with this, the Hero Labs founder learned that water wastage was a very costly problem, both financially and environmentally, with water leaks being the number one culprit for property damage in the U.K. ahead of fires, gas explosions or break-ins combined.“My vision for the company is to solve real-life problems with truly smart technology,” Zajac tells me.
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One major advantage of Walmart's sale is that it includes Google devices— like the rarely discounted Google Home Max smart speaker— which Amazon doesn't sell because they're in direct competition with Amazon's own line of Echo devices.Walmart also has a huge selection of tech and electronics on sale, including 4K smart TVs and tons of Apple products.This year, Prime Day is on July 15 and 16, and Amazon will be offering deals on everything from electronics to baby supplies.But other retailers are starting to catch on, giving Amazon a run for its money and giving you even more opportunities to compare prices and save.Some standout Walmart deals available right now include:VIZIO 65" 4K HDR Smart TV, $449.99 (originally $698) [You save $248.01]
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Heritable Genome Editing in a Global Context: National and International Policy ChallengesAchim Rosemann, Adam Balen, Brigette Nerlich, Christine Hauskeller, Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner, Sarah Hartley, Xinqing Zhang, and Nick LeeEver since the birth of the first human babies from gene edited embryos last year, calls for governance of heritable human genome editing have intensified.But such regulations pose challenges: there are legal differences across jurisdictions, which could lead to germline therapy tourism and rogue research, among other issues.The authors present findings from a multistakeholder study conducted in the United Kingdom on the challenges of governing heritable genome editing.They propose six policy options for enabling safe and ethical clinical applications, including proactive regulation, broad public engagement, and restrictions on advertising.
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A 39-foot mysterious subterranean building located in the ancient Russian city of Derbent on the Caspian Sea, may actually be one of the oldest Christian churches in the world.Archaeologists have not been able to fully access the structure so instead, harnessed a non-invasive technique, muon radiography, to produce an image of the buried building.The results showed the building is in the shape of a cross, furthering the belief it could be a church.Scientists may have discovered one of the oldest Christian churches in the world by using muon radiography to scan a mysterious subterranean building located in the ancient Russian city of Derbent, on the Caspian Sea's coast.Other possible theories for the building's function: a reservoir or a Zoroastrian fire temple.The 39-foot building, located in the northwest sector of the medieval fortress of Naryn-Kala, is almost completely hidden underground and built of local-shell limestone; it dates to about 300 A.D.
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Cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky has reported that FinSpy, a piece of malware that allows private information to be stolen from smartphones, has made a reappearance.FinSpy spyware is apparently made by German company Gamma Group and sold by its UK sub-division Gamma International to governments and state agencies so that they can spy on their citizens.It has been around for a few years but seems to be experiencing a renaissance, with activity recorded in Myanmar last month.The recent appearance of FinSpy has brought to light the IOS and Android mobile implants that can install this spyware on mobile devices.This now enables the FinSpy spyware to collect personal information such as contacts, SMS/MMS messages, emails, calendars, GPS location, photos, files in memory, phone call recordings and data from some of the most used messenger services including Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype among others.The greatest cause for concern is FinSpy’s ability to gain this information even if the phone’s user is running an encryption program.
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Unlike the original, the controls are part of the body -- not removable Joy-Cons -- and there's no way to output to a TV, so you're always playing on its 720p-resolution 5.5-inch touchscreen.Expected this November, Arcade promises more than 100 new and exclusive games available for on- and offline play and should make the 2019 iPod Touch, also $200, a formidable handheld gaming opponent for the Switch Lite.Here are a few ways to help you decide.It's a lot more jacket-pocket friendly than the regular Switch, too, and with its built-in controls it doesn't flex or creak as much, according to CNET's Scott Stein's hands-on experience with the Lite.A new true D-pad on the left side replaces a set of four buttons on the Switch's Joy-Con that offered those same functions, which should make it easier to play the older games available with the company's subscription service, Nintendo Online.Plus, if you still want to use a full-size controller or Joy-Cons, you can with the Lite as well (there is no kickstand, though).
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It's now relatively easy to find inexpensive true wireless earphones that sound pretty decent, and if that's what you're looking for, we've got a list of the best cheap true wireless earphones.And that's where the one big caveat to all this comes into play: To get optimal performance, the best wireless headphones need to fit right -- and you have to get a tight seal.If you can't get a snug fit with in-ear headphones, you'll be sadly disappointed and think you got ripped off, which is why I suggest buying from a store -- such as Amazon -- with a decent return policy.Below is a list of the best wireless headphones, with a breakdown of features, including battery life, noise cancellation, sound and performance.At $300 (£279, AU$499), Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless are more expensive than Apple AirPods, Jabra's Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t and Bose SoundSport Free.But they sound superior to those models, with better bass and cleaner, more detailed sound.
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Knowing how to add websites to your "Favorites" on a Mac's Safari browser can help you navigate online quickly and easily.Adding Favorites on a Mac is easy to do, as long as you know which site you want to add.Once you add your Favorites, you can rearrange, edit, or delete them as needed, on any new tab.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Bookmarking pages on Safari, the default browser for Mac computers, can help you navigate online with ease.But it's easy to go a little overboard and end up with so many that you have a difficult time finding the ones you need.
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Glorious guitar maker Fender got into the headphones business back in 2016 by acquiring Aurisonics, a small Tennessee company manufacturing in-ear monitors.It’s more money for a more precise and punctilious sound that should entice the pros and enthusiasts while still pleasing casual listeners as well.After a month of testing the Ten 5s, I find myself surprised by just how much I enjoy their sound, even while I remain an avowed and unrepentant bass devotee.And yet, you could say the same thing about Omega watches, Hermès sweaters, or one of Tesla’s fancier paint options.The music has emotive urgency but no sonic harshness.These little nuances aren’t strictly essential for enjoying the music, but they certainly enhance that enjoyment, even if it’s merely by providing the sense that you’re getting the full, unadulterated version of the song the artist recorded.
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TechCrunch Sessions is heading to San Jose on July 10 — just a few days from now — to dig into the future (and present) of transportation.The agenda at TC Sessions: Mobility is packed with startups and giants in the tech industry.TechCrunch has brought together some of the best and brightest minds working on autonomous vehicle technology, micromobility and electric vehicles, including Dmitri Dolgov at Waymo, Karl Iagnemma of Aptiv, Seleta Reynolds of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and Ford Motor CTO Ken Washington, Katie DeWitt of Scoot and Argo AI’s chief security officer Summer Craze Fowler.It wouldn’t be a TechCrunch Sessions without an up close look and demonstration of the tech.Alongside the speakers, TC Sessions: Mobility will have several demos, including the unveiling of one startup currently in stealth.The demos will begin with Holoride, the startup that spun out of Audi that aims to bring a VR experience to the backseat of every car, no matter if it’s a Ford, Mercedes or Chrysler Pacifica minivan.
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And during the fireside chat, Mechner said he was working on a book about his original notes from working on the first Prince of Persia game.Mechner: Yesterday, after dinner, I was talking with Rami Ismail about how people only see the published, successful games on our resumes.Since I was in high school, when I got my first Apple II computer in 1979.I worked hard on them — I worked for a whole year on an Asteroids clone, trying to make it as much like the arcade version as possible — but then Atari told publishers we couldn’t do that.Broderbund’s founder, Doug Carlston, called me.You were cutting and splicing celluloid.
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There’s Muhammad Ali towering menacingly over a flattened Sonny Liston in 1965.The game-securing touchdown catch by 49er Dwight Clark, his body bent like a crescent moon, from the 1982 NFC Championship bout.Michael Phelps at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in his nail-biting 100-meter butterfly victory.And who could forget Tommie Smith and John Carlos’ Black Power salute?Still, it is a body of images that suffers from amnesia.There are the snapshots, indelible in our collective memory, of Serena Williams or Brandi Chastain or Billie Jean King willing greatness into existence, but they register as deviations in a domain culturally governed by men.
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Five of the world's fastest computers are located in Sweden, and two of them are unknown to the owner.The international association of Top 500 have published their regular list of the world's fastest computers, to write the EFN Ekonomikanalen in a news release.the Speed of supercomputers is measured in flops. < A style corresponding to a flyttalsoperation per second, respectively.of the Computers that is really quick which is measured in petaflops, which is thousands of trillions of flyttalsberäkningar per second, respectively.the World's fastest personal computer available in the united states, and the performance 148,6 petaflops.
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Tencent, Paytm Plan to Invest $100 Million in Video Startup – BloombergWhat happened: Chinese internet giant Tencent and Indian e-commerce payment company Paytm are planning to invest about $100 million in Indian streaming service MX Player.The fast-growing Indian content-streaming market, which is projected to grow at an annual rate of 22% by 2023, has become increasingly competitive as both local and foreign players crowd in.Tencent and Paytm are still in the final stages of discussion, an unnamed source told Bloomberg, and there may still be changes to the specific terms regarding the deal.Why it’s important: Tencent has been eager to expand its video-streaming operations outside of China and into Southeast Asia.Last month, the Chinese tech giant launched its first overseas video streaming service in Thailand.
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Researchers have found evidence that the formation of black holes doesn’t require the remnant of a star to form.The team says their new evidence may explain the presence of extremely massive black holes at the earliest stages of the universe.The discovery is based on the assumption that supermassive black holes form quickly over short periods of time and then stop.The new theory is a contrasting opinion to the current understanding of black holes that believes they emerge when the center of a massive star collapses in on itself.The scientists formed a new mathematical model by calculating the mass function of supermassive black holes that form over a limited time.“This is indirect observational evidence that black holes originate from direct-collapses and not from stellar remnants,” said Basu, an internationally recognized expert in the early stages of star formation and protoplanetary disk evolution.
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Una solución para un entorno de TI cambianteDebido al auge de la nube y de la movilidad, el perímetro de seguridad tradicional que antes protegía a los usuarios y los servicios internos dentro de la red corporativa, en gran medida ya no existe.Ha llegado el momento de que la seguridad evolucione, trasladando las protecciones más cerca del usuario y poniendo un nuevo énfasis en la comodidad, flexibilidad y fiabilidad.Descubren más sobre la solución SDP de Zscaler en este libro blanco.
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A trio of heavy lifters in rocket boffinryRoundup There was European joy, Russian frustration and a bit of a tease from the Falcon Heavy last week.T-16 will blast services in the Ku and Ka-bands over the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico for the next 15 years.Sitting beneath T-16 was the lighter weight EUTELSAT 7C, a high power broadcast satellite for markets in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Turkey.Based on Maxar's 1300 class platform, the spacecraft is also expected to enjoy a 15-year lifespan.While Ariane 5 has been pretty reliable over the years, with only its first and fourteenth launches ending in total failure, and three others (including last year's VA-241 fiasco) deemed "partial failures", its end is in sight with the arrival of the considerably cheaper Ariane 6.
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With the global cannabis business expected to his $130 billion by 2029, there’s room for new, innovative and meaningful marketing to support brands selling legal marijuana.Retailer MedMen is going one further.As revealed this afternoon at a Cannes Lions discussion, MedMen will launch a corporate responsibility program.Elements of the program will focus on expunging crimes using deep tech to seek out conviction records and implementing job creation programs.The program will launch later this summer.The panel, moderated by Adweek executive editor Stephanie Paterik, also included Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, who is the face of the banned MedMen campaign, and Tommy Means, founder and CCO of Mekanism, the agency behind the spot.
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The Global Alliance for Responsible Media, which includes GroupM, Unilever, Facebook, and Google was announced this week at Cannes as talk of breaking up tech companies grows louder and governments seek to regulate content on their platforms.Some critics say this is a good first step to make the internet safe for advertisers and users, but also worry that certain stakeholders were left out and question putting tech companies in charge of fixing the problem they created.A new alliance spanning advertisers, agencies, and tech giants including WPP's GroupM, Unilever, Facebook, and Google formed this week to improve digital safety.To recap: The Global Alliance for Responsible Media was announced this week at the Cannes Lions Festival as talk of breaking up tech companies grows louder and governments in the UK, Germany, and elsewhere seek to regulate content on their platforms.The alliance, founded by Brussels-based World Federation of Advertisers members, is significant in that it's the biggest of its kind.Some industry insiders say this is a good first step to make the internet safe for advertisers and users — even Jason Kint, head of publisher trade group Digital Content Next and a regular critic of Google and Facebook, gave it mild praise.
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It’s been a long journey for Borderlands 3.But fans — who have scooped up 43 million copies of the previous games — have been patient.The title is now slated to ship on September 13 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.When Paul Sage arrived on the project as creative director four years ago, he had simple marching orders.The team switched engines and made the graphics better.But then my goal—I was really interested in making this the best cooperative experience that any Borderlands game ever had.
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New York thin-crust topped with pesto chicken.What do you think makes for the perfect pizza?A recent study suggests neural networks could create the ultimate pie.The study out of MIT, which appeared earlier this month on Arxiv.org, focuses on a neural network called PizzaGAN that can learn and replicate the ways of making pizza just from looking at photos of pies.Generative adversarial networks (GANs) use models to make decisions.PizzaGAN uses a dataset of 9,213 images downloaded from Instagram that show a single pizza.
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There are more than 186 million Snapchat users around the world.While you may not follow even a tiny fraction of that amount, those people you do follow are important to you.You probably get frustrated when you’re trying to look at a friend’s Snap or Story and it disappears.Your aggravated cries have been heard.Here’s how to replay a Snapchat Snap or Story so you can take your time absorbing the snappy goodness.Unfortunately, photo messages can only be seen if you tap on them.
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A few months after nabbing a handsome $500 million funding round, China’s shared housing startup Danke Apartment got a talent boost.On Monday, Danke announced the appointment of Gu Guoliang as its new chief operating officer to ramp up the company’s offline operational crew.Gu, whose nickname is Michael, stepped down from Baidu after five years as one of the key figures in search, historically the company’s biggest revenue-generating division.He’s known to have managed several tens of thousands of marketing staff and helped generate sales of close to 100 billion yuan ($14.44 billion) for Baidu annually.Gu’s arrival followed a period of explosive expansion at Danke, which is now managing almost 500,000 units of rooms across 10 Chinese cities after founding four years ago.The startup takes the co-living approach akin to that of WeWork’s Welive and rents out fully furnished apartments targeted at young professionals who can’t afford a full suite.
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If the tale of the tortoise and the hare applies to foldable phones, Samsung and Huawei are learning the hard way that being first still won't guarantee the prize.Instead, we got a lot of flash and -- so far -- little substance.Foldable phones were meant to be the future, but delays to the $2,600 Mate X and $1,980 Galaxy Fold threaten to make the new designs DOA.Samsung delayed the Fold when the screens on some reviewers' test phones kept breaking (ours did not).A foldable phone has to employ flexible plastic, which make them especially vulnerable to nicks and gouges, pressure damage and bulges formed by debris tunneling under the display.The delays don't come as a total surprise.
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Uber has previewed a second-generation version of the Jump electric scooters it rents out cities around the world.The new scooter looks mostly similar at a glance, bathed in day-glo red with “Jump” written in big, white block lettering.But this new scooter is bigger and made with a more durable frame.It also has bigger wheels for a more stable ride, and better brakes.Uber says the new scooter will start showing up in US cities on June 24th, and will make its way to Europe “later this summer.”The scooter was previewed at Uber’s third-annual “Elevate” conference, which is dedicated to showing off the tech and ideas being built up for the company’s planned air taxi service.
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The future of rocket manufacturing has touched down in Mississippi.right on the border of Louisiana, the Los Angeles-based 3D printed spacecraft manufacturer, Relativity Space, is planning a massive $59 million expansion to make a permanent manufacturing hub in this bucolic corner of the southeast.“This agreement demonstrates again NASA’s commitment to work with our industry partners to expand commercial access to low-Earth orbit,” said Dr. Rick Gilbrech, Director, Stennis Space Center.“This helps NASA maintain focus on the ambitious Artemis program that will land the first female and the next male on the south pole of the moon by 2024.”Relativity already has four of its proprietary 3D printers running in its Los Angeles headquarters and plans to build out 12, larger, units in its new Mississippi digs.The company ultimately expects to get to 24 of its printers up and running.
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At a time when countries are feuding over tariffs and trade agreements, Melinda Gates and Alibaba CEO Jack Ma feel optimistic that international cooperation will bridge the digital divide.The hope is that global collaboration will help connect every adult to a "digital network" by 2030.Gates, who runs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with her husband, Ma and UN Secretary-General António Guterres discussed the findings from the report during a panel session on Monday.The report's release comes at a time when issues of data privacy and the hostilities between the US and China permeate the headlines.Despite talks of recent data leaks, the 5G race and artificial intelligence, the UN panel brought specific attention to the less-discussed fact that internet access still isn't available to half the world.They mentioned that internet connection is key to ensuring the underprivileged can participate in a global economy.
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