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Kobo has expanded its range of ereaders with a new entry-level model that's more than a match for Amazon's Kindle.
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The SigRed vulnerability exists in Windows DNS, used by practically every small and medium-sized organization in the world.
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Apple customers who experienced iPhone throttling issues prior to 2018 may now be eligible for a settlement from Apple.  The issues, dubbed "batterygate," were revealed in December 2017 when Apple was found to be limiting the battery performance on older iPhones to avoid the devices randomly shutting off.  Now, customers with an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, or SE that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later before December 21, 2017 who experienced decreased performance may be eligible for a $25 payout.  IPhone 7 or 7 Plus users may also be eligible for the settlement if the device was running iOS 11.2 or later and they experienced diminished performance before December 21, 2017. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you experienced the iPhone throttling issues dubbed "batterygate" back in 2017, the time has come to claim your settlement money from Apple.  Earlier this year, Apple agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it of secretly slowing down older iPhones to encourage customers to buy a new device. (Apple denied any wrongdoing, opting for a settlement to avoid expensive litigation fees.) Now, Apple is providing cash payouts of up to $25 to eligible customers who submit a claim — the total payout will be between $310 million and $500 million, according a website that was set up for members of the class to submit their claims. MacRumors was the first to spot the the site. You may be eligible for a settlement if you were a US customer with an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, or SE that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later before December 21, 2017, and experienced decreased performance. If you had an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, you may also be eligible for the settlement if your device was running iOS 11.2 or later and you experienced diminished performance before December 21, 2017. Customers have until October 6, 2020, to submit a claim. Apple's batterygate fiasco was among the biggest scandals in company history. In December 2017, Apple admitted it had been throttling some devices after customers discovered that replacing the battery in an older iPhone boosted its speed, which appeared to be confirmed by top iPhone benchmark developer Geekbench.  While conspiracy theorists had long wondered if battery throttling was intentional on Apple's part in an effort to spur sales of new iPhones, Apple said that wasn't the case — instead, it purposefully limited the amount of power the phone's processor could draw in certain circumstances, like cold weather, to avoid the phone randomly shutting down.  In January 2018, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed the controversy, saying that the company had told customers about the battery feature, but acknowledged that the company could have been more transparent.  Once the issue came to light, Apple was reportedly investigated by France's consumer watchdog group and the US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, and irate customers filed more than 60 lawsuits against Apple, which were eventually consolidated into a single class action suit.   Apple began setting aside money in early 2019 to pay for legal fees and fines it incurred as a result of the scandal, including a $27 million fine from French regulators and a $5 million fine from an Italian watchdog group. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why Pikes Peak is the most dangerous racetrack in America
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Huawei has confirmed that its Kirin A1-powered wireless devices will be coming to India soon, with strides in connectivity and efficiency.Huawei India held a press briefing to showcase its new Kirin A1 chipset and its capabilities.It is the first chipset in the world meant for wearables of all kinds, including earphones, smartwatches, and even smart glasses.The Kirin A1 chipset implements a dual-chip architecture for efficiency, where one or both the individual chips can perform the task at hand basis how intensive it is.This is one of the prime reasons why these upcoming wearables have better battery lives than the competition.Built on a 22nm manufacturing process, it implements Cortex-M7 cores, which have been tuned to consume just 10μA/Mhz of power, which is supposedly a third of the industry standard.
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This means that the HMS ecosystem is on its way and will probably be arriving soon.Recall that Huawei has said that it does not need to replace Android, just Google Mobile Service (GMS).To this end, HMS could be a viable alternative to GMS.Nevertheless, the process of HMS development is far from easy.HMS was originally launched during the Huawei Developers Conference in 2019.It was opened to foreign developers in October 2019 – providing access for developers outside China.
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There’s a pretty big shake up going on at Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios today, as Guerrilla Games co-founder Hermen Hulst has been announced as the new head of the company.That means current president Shuhei Yoshida will be stepping down from that role, but he isn’t leaving Sony – instead, he’s heading up a new initiative primarily focused around independent developers and the games they make.Sony announced the Worldwide Studios boss swap in a press release today, saying that it goes into effect immediately.In his new position, Hulst will be leading “all game development” across the 14 developers that comprise SIE’s Worldwide Studios, so he’s going to have a pretty big influence over Sony’s first-party games from here on out.It isn’t much of a surprise to see Hulst promoted to this role.Ever since 2004, the company he helped create has exclusively made games for Sony’s PlayStation platforms, with Worldwide Studios acquiring Guerrilla back in 2005.
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After the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the numerous issues that followed, Samsung now has more experience with foldable phones.There have been several reports that the company is working on another foldable device.Now, it appears that we will be seeing its second official foldable phone soon.According to some new posters, the company will have a launch event in Wuhan on November 19th where it will release the Samsung W20 5G foldable phone.From the official poster, the Samsung W20 is not a flip phone as speculated rather, it is a foldable device.This smartphone uses the same folding pattern as the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
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Researchers based in Brazil have developed a way to better control wind energy systems in electrical generation.Wind energy systems are typically expensive to maintain, and they can only convert a portion of their produced energy into storage.The results were published on IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, a joint publication of IEEE and the Chinese Association of Automation, and could have implications for making wind energy systems more efficient and cost-effective."Renewable energy production is accepted worldwide by academics and industry as an interesting alternative to traditional power generation, mainly due to the growing scarcity of fossil fuels and the dreadful effect of greenhouse gases on Earth's climate," said Juan Sebastián Solís-Chaves, paper author and professor with the Department of Energy Engineering at the Federal University of ABC-UFABC in Brazil.The system consists of two windings, or electromagnets, that feed information from the outside environment to the generator."We set out to investigate how long-range generalized predictive control theory could be an interesting and innovative alternative to the traditional direct power control used in wind energy systems," Solís-Chaves said.
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A group of researchers showed that vampire bats who made friends with other vampire bats in captivity often kept said bonds in the wild.The research was published this week, showing that a combination of extrinsic constraints and intrinsic partner fidelity caused lasting social structures between tested vampire bats.Lucky us, the scientific publication Current Biology just published a research paper by the name of “Vampire Bats that Cooperate in the Lab Maintain Their Social Networks in the Wild”.The common vampire bat, or Desmodus rotundus, was tested over the course of 22-months of captivity and subsequent tracking.The study included a test of approximately 23 female vampire bats selected from a “large hollow tree” that contained approximately 200 vampire bats in the wild.Before collecting said bats, scientists recorded observations on social cooperation sampled in wild roosts.
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We’ve known for a while now that Google was bringing the “Incognito mode” concept to Maps, allowing you to run searches and find routes without them automatically being tied to your account history.If you’ve been digging around trying to find the option without any luck, you weren’t just missing it.Though first mentioned back in May at Google I/O, the company says the rollout is just now officially underway.Word of the rollout comes via a Google Maps support page, as first spotted by AndroidPolice.It’s a staged rollout, so don’t be surprised if you don’t see the new feature immediately even if you’re on the latest version of maps.It’s rolling out in batches, beginning with Android users.
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As we move from a world dominated by virtual machines to one of serverless, it changes the nature of monitoring, and vendors like New Relic certainly recognize that.This morning the company announced it was acquiring IOpipe, an early-stage Seattle serverless monitoring startup to help beef up its serverless monitoring chops.New Relic gets what it calls “key members of the team,” which at least includes co-founders Erica Windisch and Adam Johnson, along with the IOpipe technology.“This deal allows us to make immediate investments in onboarding that will make it faster and simpler for customers to integrate their [serverless] functions with New Relic and get the most out of our instrumentation and UIs that allow fast troubleshooting of complex issues across the entire application stack,” the company wrote in a blog post announcing the acquisition.It adds that initially the IOpipe team will concentrate on moving AWS Lambda features like Lambda Layers into the New Relic platform.Over time, the team will work on increasing support for Serverless function monitoring.
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Nordkorea har genomfört tester av en avfyrningsramp för robotar, enligt den statliga nyhetsbyrån KCNA.Två projektiler avfyrades från provinsen Sydpyongyang mot Japanska havet på torsdagsmorgonen, uppger sydkoreansk militär.Enligt rapporter rör det sig om ballistiska kortdistansrobotar.Nordkorea har genomfört en rad robottester sedan samtalen med USA om kärnvapennedrustning på Koreahalvön havererade vid toppmötet i Hanoi i februari.Tidigare i oktober möttes förhandlare från Nordkorea och USA i Sverige för att blåsa liv i processen, men förhandlingarna avbröts kort efter att de inletts.Den nordkoreanske ledaren Kim Jong-Un har satt årsskiftet som tidsfrist för återupptagna samtal med USA.
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Bogus charges being racked up by Android toolMalicious code slipped into a popular Android keyboard app racked up millions of dollars in fraudulent charges for unlucky punters.The Secure-D research team with mobile security specialist Upstream Systems reports this week that as much as $18m in bogus fees were run up by ai.type, an on-screen keyboard replacement that has an estimated 40 million downloads through the official Android Play Store – where it has since been removed – and other third-party stores.Secure-D claims the app, which pitches itself as a customizable emoji keyboard, contains hidden code that covertly makes premium content purchases without any user notification or permission.In addition to the bill cramming, the app engages in ad and click fraud, we're told, in some cases disguising its traffic as coming from other legitimate Android applications."The app has been delivering millions of invisible ads and fake clicks, while delivering genuine user data about real views, clicks and purchases to ad networks," Secure-D says of the rogue app.
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Tesla shareholders filed a lawsuit against the company in 2016, alleging that CEO Elon Musk pushed the company to buy SolarCity to enrich himself.They said it was a breach of fiduciary duty.On Thursday, several depositions (including one of Musk) and documents included in the suit were published on the website PlainSite, an organization focused on transparency in the US judicial system.The Think Computer Foundation originally obtained the documents.Some documents showed that SolarCity was facing a liquidity crisis when Tesla bought it, and that some Tesla board members had a lot to lose personally if the deal didn't go through.The documents also showed that the Tesla solar-roof-tile product, which was unveiled to the public just before the acquisition was approved by the board, didn't work.
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Sweeping or mopping the floor every other day gets tiring after a while.To solve that issue you have two options: hire somebody to clean it for you or, much cheaper, buy a handy robot vacuum cleaner.As you might have already figured out by reading the title, we’re of course talking about the latest Xiaomi Mijia Roborock S50.And today we have for you a special coupon deal for this as a courtesy of the e-shop DHGate.The Roborock S50 is a smart vacuum cleaner that is able to both sweep and mop the floor.It does so by using an “Intelligent Route Planning”, which allows the robot to scan its surroundings at 360 degrees, 1800 times per second.
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On November 1, Apple will officially launch the Apple TV+ video subscription service in many countries, giving customers access to a number of original TV shows and movies.Ahead of that debut comes the rollout of the Apple TV app, which was released on Fire TV streaming devices a few days ago.According to a new report, the app is now appearing on select Sony smart TVs, joining the Samsung models on which it was already available.The Apple TV app is already available on Apple’s own hardware products, as well as a number of third-party platforms like Roku and, as mentioned, Fire TV as of late last week.Once Apple TV+ goes live on November 1, subscribers will be able to access its content on the Apple TV app.According to 9t05Mac, the Apple TV app is now available to download on a handful of Sony smart TV, all of them 2019 model years.
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Accordingly, heat and particles from the hot plasma permanently stress the vessel walls.It is the task of the so-called divertor - a system of specially equipped baffle plates to which the particles from the edge of the plasma are magnetically directed - to regulate the interaction between plasma and wall.The structure of the magnetic field and the choice of material for the plates determine how well the divertor can perform this task and how well the plasma can be thermally insulated.For this purpose, IPP in Greifswald and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have now founded the Helmholtz International Lab for Optimized Advanced Divertors in Stellarators (HILOADS).HILOADS offers the framework to intensify the successful cooperation of the University of Wisconsin in Madison as central institution with IPP in Greifswald, Forschungszentrum Jülich and further US-American universities.For the experiments required for this, both Wendelstein 7-X in Greifswald, the world's largest stellarator, and the much smaller but very flexible HSX (Helical Symmetric Experiment) in Madison are available.
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DJIBOUTI is going to keep the box on a Wednesday and introduce a few new surprises in store.Or, since we live out in 2019, so there is kind of nothing that may be called for a surprise later.the Device, which will be presented at 15:00 on Wednesday, appears to be a DJI Mavic Mini, and now, new leaked images have surfaced thanks to a little bit of sopig the handling of the product page on the canadian NewEgg.the Images show that the new Mavic Mini is an even smaller version of the Mavic, which in turn is almost a mini-version of the Phantom.According to the rumors, the device will weigh in at around 250 grams and be as large as the footprint of a mobile phone.the Flight time is expected to be around 30 minutes, and then the camera maxupplösning will be at 2.7 k).
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In the right circumstances, there’s nothing wrong with a minor spec bump, especially when it comes just six months after the device it’s improving on.There’s nothing mind-blowing here, but it’s also a list of improvements that’s been added without having to make any compromises.Then again, if you’ve already read our OnePlus 7T review, you’ll also know that we called that phone “the best of the 7 Pro, for less” because with it, OnePlus took the Pro’s super-slick 90Hz refresh rate, and included it on a device that costs between $70 and $100 less.The OnePlus 7T Pro is objectively a better phone than the OnePlus 7 Pro, but it’s now got much stronger competition from its own maker in the form of the OnePlus 7T.In particular, the 7T Pro’s OLED screen is every bit as stunning as it was on the 7 Pro.Take the processor spec bump as an example.
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You can put a song on repeat on your iPhone in just a few steps with Apple Music or Spotify.In either app, tap the song that's currently playing and tap the Repeat button until it shows a small "1" above it.To stop playing a song on repeat, tap the repeat button again, or tap the Next Track button to skip to another song.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Even though playing music on your iPhone is such a common activity, it can be difficult to find the control to repeat a song – both in Apple Music and Spotify.For both apps, you'll have to enable the repeat button in single song mode (the repeat button has two modes).
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For digital marketers targeting urban audiences within emerging markets — such as India, Indonesia, and Pakistan — it’s imperative that your marketing strategy employs a dynamic approach in identifying and assigning potential customers on either side of two broad market segments: the haves and have-nots.While this may be fairly common sense; the act of execution is not so straightforward.And to clarify, I’m using the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ nomenclature to refer to two broad economic segments that populate and divide such urban centers along established and biased social-economic lines: the informed, quality-conscious upper middle class and those who still struggle to meet their basic needs as defined in the context of a robust and developed society.Once a company has assessed whether its consumer profiles match up against one or both broad segments (the haves and have-nots), the next practical step is to translate these real world stereotypes into platform-specific (Facebook, Google Ads, LinkedIn, etc.)However, a plethora of homemade Google Ads-certified advisers will be the first to warn you: like many neo-liberal democratic institutions, any attempt to pick-and-drop ‘best practices’ from western sources can often lead to unanticipated results.In regions such as Pakistan, where reliable economic data on individual users is scant and partisan divides (a la Republicans v. Democrats) are not always clearly defined or enduring, digital marketers must go the extra mile in their customer acquisition drives.
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Code-hosting biz also bans staff from talking politics at workGitLab, a San Francisco-based provider of hosted git software, recently changed its company handbook to declare it won't ban potential customers on "moral/value grounds," and that employees should not discuss politics at work.The policy addition, created by co-founder and CEO Sid Sijbrandij and implemented as a git pull request, was merged (with no approval required) about two weeks ago.It was proposed to clarify that GitLab is committed to doing business with "customers with values that are incompatible with our own values."Such a declaration could run afoul of legal boundaries in some circumstances.While workers have no constitutional speech protection in the context of their employment, federal labor law requires that employees be allowed to discuss the terms and conditions of their employment and possible unlawful conduct like harassment, discrimination, and safety violations.
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Persistent challenges, like having the people resources to deliver on the business strategy and allocating financial resources, accordingly, can be addressed through the thoughtful application of AI solutions.”For example, the global beauty brand L’Ore al receives over five million visits to its website each year just for job applications.Using AI and the algorithms it contains, the company has been able to accelerate its recruitment time a factor of ten and, 25% more candidates are interviewed resulting in a 25% increase in staff retention.This focus on culture is often cited as the core driver behind business transformation and digitisation.Successfully applying AI in an HR environment can’t be done in isolation.By championing advances in analytics, AI and the cloud, forward-thinking HR and People leaders can shape the future of their company—and demonstrate the ROI that can be derived by investing in people.”
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Apple's game subscription service, Apple Arcade, is here and was announced just last month.At $4.99 (£4.99, AU$7.99) a month after a one-month free trial, you get all-you-can-play access to the 100-plus "new and exclusive" games on the service without the worry of additional in-app purchases or advertisements.Unlike upcoming streaming game services such as Google Stadia, Arcade users download the games to their device so they can start playing offline.The latest software updates to iOS 13 and iPadOS support Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation and other Bluetooth controllers, in addition to traditional on-screen controls.If you're confused about what hardware is supported or needed to play Apple Arcade games (and it's a long list), these are your current options, along with our tips for pairing the best controller for Apple Arcade.Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.
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H from Steps dancing with a male partner could spark important conversations about LGBTQ relationships in living rooms around the country, entertainment reporter Daniel Welsh writes.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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Apple has booted from the App Store cannabis-promoting app Social Club after it devolved into a place where users were openly posting drugs for sale, and it became filled with photos of various drugs, guns and weaponry, racist content, memes, gore videos and adult and child pornography, according to its users.The app is inexplicably still live on Google Play.Social Club first launched on July 15, 2019, and during its life saw 455,000 downloads across both iOS and Android devices, according to data from Apptopia.The app was part of a larger collaboration between Joshua Otten, the co-founder of cannabis lifestyle brand PRØHBTD and CEO of content services agency RONIN, and rapper and Cookies dispensaries owner, Berner.The founders announced in an August press release their plans for “Social Club TV,” an over-the-top cannabis network featuring series about marijuana like “Marijuana Mania,” “HighTech,” “Pot Pie” and others.The Social Club mobile app, meanwhile, was designed to offer a home for cannabis content and, most importantly, marijuana-related advertising, to flourish outside of Instagram, where such content is currently banned.
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The Samsung Galaxy Fold is the first foldable phone that has been put on sale to the general public and it will be available in several markets in the coming days, according to the declarations of the brand itself.Regarding the device, the repair of the screen would be economical for the first buyers of the Samsung Galaxy Fold (those who buy it before the end of the year).This is limited to the first screen change.Now we have been able to know how much the normal change of the screen of the company’s first foldable phone will cost and as we expected, it is not exactly economical.Repairing the Samsung Galaxy Fold screen will cost you $599What would you do with a budget of $599 when we talk about mobile phones?
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Pete Lau in a tweet shared a retail box of an upcoming device which we presume is that of the 7T Pro McLaren Edition.It is worth noting that the tweet doesn’t mention the OnePlus 7T McLaren Edition, but the box shares similarities with the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition’s package.The lid on the box has a carbon fiber finish with orange accents at the base which looks quite similar to the papaya orange theme that McLaren uses on its racing cars.From all we know so far, the OnePlus 7T Pro will get a similar design as the Oneplus 7T including a curved 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate.Of course, the device will be powered by the Snapdragon 855+ with 8GB RAM, and 12GB RAM for the special edition.
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