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TLDR: The GO-TOUGH cable is made to handle rugged treatment anywhere there’s a charging emergency — and now, it’s $8 off.Apple doesn’t need to charge almost $1,100 for a new iPhone.That’s because they probably make double that in sales on their infinitely replaceable, ridiculously fragile Lightning cables.And if you have an Apple device, you’re nodding your head right now…because you know it’s true.If you’re anything like the rest of us, you’re probably buying a new $19 Apple-sanctioned cable every few months after your latest kinks, frays, splits, snaps or mysteriously just dies an ambiguous death after its limited lifespan on this Earth.GO-TOUGH takes a different philosophy, making rock sturdy charging cables built to their company name: tough.
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Energy demand is steadily moving up in Southeast Asian markets such as the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia.The hospitality sector is contributing to this trend: tourism is up, and hotels must keep the power going without racking up costs.While Singapore’s hotels have generally become more energy efficient, some would argue that these establishments are either new or have the budget to overhaul their existing power systems.Using the data continuously gathered by the sensors, for example, allows hotels to automatically tweak airconditioning settings to account for a room’s occupied and unoccupied times, address any humidity or ventilation issues in any room, and do other tasks for preventive maintenance.The collected data can also have an impact on hotels’ profitability, according to SensorFlow co-founder and CEO Saikrishnan Ranganathan.Ranganathan and fellow founder Max Pagel, who also serves as SensorFlow’s chief technology officer, both belonged to the first Singapore cohort of Entrepreneur First(EF), a program that brings experts together to start companies.
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“The only sanction available to the courts following a criminal conviction is a fine, which in some cases will be much less than the financial gains made by the offender”The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is seeking greater legal and investigative powers to carry out search and seizure warrants, including the ability to confiscate assets in order to tackle criminal misuse of data.In a consultation launched earlier this month, the UK’s data regulator is seeking public views on its request for extended legal powers.Comments need to be in by December 6, the watchdog said late Friday.The ICO is at the front line of the changing nature of criminal activity and the use of personal data to enrich bad actors.Currently the General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) lets the agency inflict financial penalties on entities that are responsible for civil breaches of the law, but it has limited powers when it comes to investigating criminal offences.
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Following Motorola, Nokia is also working with e-commerce giant, Flipkart, to launch a smart TV in the Indian market.It also revealed that it will soon launch Nokia-branded smart TV products in the Indian market.The likes of LG, Sony, and Samsung hold 15%, 14%, and 12% respectively.At the same time, another Chinese smartphone maker, OnePlus, is gearing up to enter the smart TV market.In September this year, OnePlus announced two smart TVs – OnePlus TV Q1 and Q1 Pro.In the next three years, it will invest 1 billion rupees ($14 million), with a focus on technology research and development.
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Monash University researchers have gained insights into how nanoparticles could develop a biosensor to prevent deadly diseases contracted on medical equipment, such as catheters.Candida albicans can become a serious problem for people who are seriously ill or immune-suppressed.Researchers at Monash University have gained insights into how nanoparticles could be used to identify the presence of invasive and sometimes deadly microbes, and deliver targeted treatments more effectively.This study was conducted as an interdisciplinary collaboration between microbiologists, immunologists and engineers led by Dr Simon Corrie from Monash University's Department of Chemical Engineering and Professor Ana Traven from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI).Candida albicans, a commonly found microbe, can turn deadly when it colonises on devices such as catheters implanted in the human body.The microbe forms a biofilm when it colonises using, for example, a catheter as a source of infection.
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The author of A Warning claims senior officials considered quitting en masse in defiance of the president, The Washington Post reports.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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Setapp, the Spotify of Mac apps, is launching a new subscription plan specifically designed for teams.It is currently available as a public beta.As a reminder, Setapp lets you download and use 160 apps for a flat subscription fee.You don’t need to pay for major updates and there’s no in-app purchase.Anybody can sign up to a Setapp account for $9.99 per month, or $8.99 per month with annual subscriptions.There are also family plans for three users and five Macs for $19.99 per month.
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Google has been since 2007, is referred to as a carbon-neutral company, because the carbon offsets in their emissions.the search engine giant has also invested heavily in renewable energy projects, and most recently, in september, announced that 18 new energy deals across multiple continents.president and Ceo, Sundar Pichai, called the deal ”the largest purchase of renewable energy made by a company, ever.”But their climate-related commitments is clearly not enough, in any case, if you have to ask the Google employees.and Now has more than 1,000 employees joined forces in a joint letter, requiring his employer to cut back on their own carbon dioxide emissions.the Initiative is being taken in conjunction with the increased number of people in the techsektorn will require a greater commitment in terms of climate change, from their employer (s).
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Citing state-run newspaper Beijing News, The Guardian reports that a trial on primary school-age pupils had to be scrapped after parents expressed fears that the devices would be used to control their children.So not only did the poor blighters face a tongue-lashing when their grades weren't up to scratch, their folks could be handed proof of them daydreaming.The manufacturer is an American company called BrainCo, whose Instagram page is packed with pictures of kids and adults alike happily wearing the headbands.The firm says its business is "brain-based solutions", whatever that means, but the potential for abuse is clear."Timmy, I can see you're thinking about Katy Perry and not long division.– though really it works more like a electroencephalogram (EEG), which is how medics monitor electrical activity in the brain.
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The mobile version of Nintendo’s iconic racing franchise, Mario Kart Tour, will soon support multiplayer races, bringing the game closer to its competitive roots.A limited multiplayer beta test is planned for December, just in time for holiday laziness, but only for paying subscribers — the rest of us will have to wait.Mario Kart has had a focus on multiplayer since its first (and best, in my opinion) appearance on the SNES, with multiple modes available pitting players together in real time.So despite Mario Kart Tour’s general excellence as far as gameplay and variety, players have been disappointed by the lack of that core aspect of the game.Sure, you can post high scores and best times, but that’s nothing compared with the feeling of coming from behind in a hard-fought race and beating out half a dozen tough competitors.Well, players will soon have that opportunity — if they happen to be Gold Pass subscribers.
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Retailers have a long, troubled history of hijacking feminism for profit, not progress.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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Star Wars fans know how the Jedi fell (damn you, Order 66) and soon may see some kind of resurrection (hello, Rey!).Earlier this week, news broke that Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B.Weiss, who’d been in line to write the next live-action Star Wars movie, were leaving those projects behind.At the time, it was unclear what those movies would have been about save for being “separate” from the Skywalker saga and Rian Johnson films.Well, Variety did a deep dive into the reasoning behind the pair’s exit and the story includes this fascinating tidbit: “The Star Wars period the pair was interested in exploring was how the Jedi came to exist.” We reached out to Lucasfilm for clarification, but was told the company had no more to offer outside of the quotes in this Deadline article.Assuming Variety is accurate, though, we can begin to go down the “What If?” wormhole.
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Apple's New models, the Ipad Pro will not be until the 2020's.and judging from a comment by Apple's cfo, Luca Maestri, in the context of yesterday's report, we did not get to see any of the new models of the Ipad Pro, on the side of the end of the year, " reports Macrumors.Last year, the company launched the new models of the Ipad Pro in October, but since this is not the case in the years indicated Maestri in order that there may be a slightly weaker Ipad sales during the christmas shopping season.most of The time, point, now that Apple's announced the launch of new models of the Ipad Pro in march 2020.the Video shows off the new Ipad Pro with a trippelkamera.for the Latest news on the new Ipad, the Pro is that Macrumors have posted a video and a series of images that shows up on Sonny Dickson's demos in detail.
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During the accompanying public call with investors, both CEO Elon Musk and Chief Financial Officer Zach Kirkhorn emphasized the release of its self-driving Smart Summon feature as a major contributing factor to that profit.Tesla released Smart Summon on September 26 — just before the end of its third financial quarter — as part of a far-ranging software update named Software Version V10 or simply V10.The controversy has some speculating that Tesla pushed it out early, before it was ready for the public, in order to show a larger profit on the company’s balance sheet.But Tesla prefers to release and improve by evolution rather than revolution.”The V10 update was pushed to Tesla vehicles on September 26, and the quarter ended for the company on September 30.Every Tesla buyer can pay $6,000 for the ability to add self-driving to their vehicles — and many did: The company has collected roughly $500 million in total from customers for self-driving features.
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This special event brings a new activity, items, currency, and of course loot.You can’t miss her; just look for the giant, spooky tree when you first load in.This is going to be your central hub for the duration of this event.Masks have their own power level, so putting one on won’t knock you back 50 levels, unlike previous years.If you missed it last year, this takes you into spookier version of the Infinite Forest and pits you and 2 teammates against waves of enemies.You can access this straight from your director, or at the terminal next to Eva.
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(Di, Digital/Silicon Valley), in the third quarter of the year tends to be a hiatus to the Apple and the expectation of the company was in line with the results for the same months in the previous year.the Company's income for the year amounted to 64 billion u.s. dollars, which is higher than the expected 63 billion, according to Bloomberg analytikerkonsensus.Earnings-per-share (eps) was 3,03 dollars, which exceeded the analysts ' consensus forecast of eur 2.84 u.s. dollars.on the Same day as the report was released, got the information that Apple is planning the release of the 5G mobile phones in the next year, according to the sources, told the newspaper the Nikkei Asian Review.the Apple is the competitor of Samsung, which already sells mobile phones, 5G.at the same time, 5G networks are still very limited in the united states.
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In less than a decade, the air above at least one United States city will be buzzing with unmanned electric aircraft delivering people and packages -- at least if NASA's plan for the future of drones comes true.Bridenstine likened the approach to the US government's robotic vehicle grand challenge in 2004 that ultimately led to today's self-driving car efforts from companies including Waymo, Cruise and Uber.Drones have caught on for jobs like making movies, monitoring oil refineries, gathering military intelligence and aiding search and rescue operations.Moving from that world to one where drones are commonplace will require major changes in not just technology but also safety, regulations and social acceptance.It's clear the Trump administration wants to encourage the change, though, not take a passive role watching it happen.For shuttling people, startup efforts like Uber Elevate, Kitty Hawk and NFT are joining aerospace powers including Airbus and Bell.
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The company, which just announced a $23 million funding round, provides a job recruiting and onboarding platform for gig, part-time, and hourly workers.Hiring these kinds of workers presents a different set of challenges from those faced by other job platforms, and Fountain is tapping into automation and machine learning to solve them.For example, ZipRecruiter’s Get Recruited platform uses a deep learning-based recommendation algorithm and natural language processing (NLP) to connect job seekers and employers.ZipRecruiter built multiple tools to do everything from intelligently helping job seekers punch up their resumes to conquering social engineering challenges, and it’s had to carefully address endemic hiring issues, like bias.It’s not especially difficult to find someone willing and qualified to work at Taco Bell, for instance, but those hires tend to move on rather quickly, leaving openings that need to be rapidly refilled.Whereas Get Recruited might help a company find someone who’s a perfect fit for a specialized role, Fountain could be tasked with finding 400 people who know their way around a fast food kitchen — by next week.
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According to Reuters, Google parent company Alphabet is reportedly in talks to buy Fitbit.Alphabet has supposedly already put in an offer to purchase the US-based fitness company, according to Reuters’ sources.No other details of the supposed potential acquisition have been confirmed, and there’s no certainty that these negotiations will lead to any deal.The price Alphabet offered for Fitbit was also not disclosed.This Alphabet-Fitbit deal, if true, would make sense for both parties.Google has not yet put out any of its own wearables, despite Wear OS’ awkward place in the wearable market.
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In 2019, it feels as though a significant percentage of movies released in theaters are sequels or remakes of hits from 20 years ago.Entire Reddit threads are dedicated to complaints about this resurgence, and Twitter is ripe with commentary on every new movie and TV show being brought back from the dead."We're looking at a peak nostalgia moment," says Ryan Lizardi, assistant professor of digital media design and humanities at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.Today, though, we're inundated with revived content everywhere from network television to movie theaters to streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu, as well as soon-to-be competitors like Disney Plus and Peacock, NBC's newly announced streaming service.As the price of making movies and TV shows rises, studios are less likely to take a gamble on fresh content because there's so much at stake, says Ross Richie, founder and CEO of comics company Boom!Studios, part of an industry with a vested interest in adapting existing properties.
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Peking-baserade Ucommune, som värderades till 2,6 miljarder dollar för ett år sedan, har valt Citigroup och Credit Suisse för att arbeta med noteringen.Även Bank of America kommer vara med på ett hörn.Ett beslut att gå vidare med noteringen kommer ske efter feedback från potentiella investerare.Läs mer: Miljardsmäll när Softbank skriver ner superfondUcommune har gemensamma arbetsplatser på 200 platser över 37 länder, däribland Peking, Shanghai, Hongkong, Los Angeles och New York.Föregående år genomförde bolaget sin fjärde investeringsrunda där man tog in 200 miljoner dollar för att expandera till 350 platser inom tre år.
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Quanta was the last one standing... and now kneelingHP on Tuesday won a six-year court case against suppliers that it accused of price-fixing, with a jury in Texas awarding $176m to the US computer giant.Back in October 2013, HP accused no less than seven manufacturers of optical disc drives – Toshiba, Samsung, Sony, NEC, Panasonic, TEAC, and Quanta – of colluding together in order to get the PC box-shifter to pay more than a fair market rate for the equipment.But rather than this causing the companies to compete with one another on price, they colluded together, HP alleged in its lawsuit [PDF], to jack up their prices and force the IT titan to pay more for the gear.The case dragged on for years, and as evidence mounted that HP’s suspicions were correct, one after another, the suppliers settled for undisclosed amounts.One email from a Quanta employee to rival drive maker Philips had the actual subject line “price fixing.” Numerous other emails provided during the discovery process showed the depths of collaboration between companies, with many using the not-exactly-subtle code “price protection” to discuss things.
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This is because, according to the journal Nature, is the first time that it has been possible to demonstrate a so-called ”quantum supremacy” (approx. kvantöverlägsenhet), that is to say, a quantum computer has proved itself to be far superior to a conventional super-computer.according to the research, published today in the journal Nature, the researchers have succeeded in performing such a ”superior” to the calculation.the took, so, a little over three minutes, or 200 seconds, but for a regular deal, it would have taken 10,000 years to complete.”this demonstration of the kvantöverlägsenhet of today's leading classical algorithms, of the world's leading supercomputers in the world, is indeed a remarkable achievement”, said William Oliver of MIT, in a comment news item in the journal.He was not involved in the current research, however, describing the achievement as a ”milestone”.Google's ceo Sundar Pichai compares, in an interview with MIT Technology Review on its own, the company's achievement of the Wright brothers ' first flight at the beginning of the last century.
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This week Niantic made some big changes to Pokemon GO for the newest Pokemon generations released to the game.Before this week, almost all Pokemon from Generation 1 and 2 have been able to appear in the wild as a wild spawn.New Pokemon in the wild as of this week include such massive monsters as Slaking, Shiftry, Flygon, and Aggron!Newly-released (new as wild spawns, that is) Pokemon in the wild this week include a wild assortment of monsters.What in the world is going on here?Confirmed New Pokemon GO Gen 3 wild spawns this week:
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Bynk går i klinch med Konsumentverket efter kritiken mot bolagets reklam och försvarar sitt påstående om att ”Hela Sverige Bynkar”.Låneappen menar att merparten av kritiken saknar stöd i rättsordningen men har ändå avbrutit reklamkampanjerna i fråga.De senaste åren har låneappen Bynk plöjt ned hundratals miljoner kronor på att marknadsföra sitt erbjudande om att låna upp till 300 000 kronor via mobilen med en effektiv ränta på upp till 20 procent.Efter en våg av anmälningar för vilseledande marknadsföring – hittills i år har 38 stycken inkommit – öppnade Konsumentverket i september ett tillsynsärende mot låneappen där påföljden kan bli att de aktuella kampanjerna förbjuds förenat med vite.Läs mer: Ilskan växer mot låneappens enorma reklamkampanj – anmälningarna haglarOlika delar av Bynks marknadsföring är vilseledande och strider mot kravet på måttfullhet i konsumentkreditlagen, menar myndigheten.
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Analogue is no stranger to making retro consoles, but today, it revealed one of its most impressive yet: the Analogue Pocket.As the name suggests, the Pocket is all about playing old school handheld games, and the company says out of the box it will support “2,780+ Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance” titles.This is no mere emulation box either, since you’ll need the cartridge if you want to play a particular game on the Pocket.In its announcement today, Analogue said that the Pocket will be able to play Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, and Atari Lynx games through the use of cartridge adapters, which will be sold separately.The Pocket is built using two FPGAs, including one that’s dedicated to developers, allowing them to create and port their own cores to the device.The display is quite a bit more capable than what we’re used to seeing on handheld devices too, especially retro ones.
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Over the course of 2019, there's been an upswing in scrutiny of the Chinese telecom giant, with a number of countries banning the use of its networking equipment.Setting the tone for how the year has unfolded for Huawei, the US Justice Department unsealed indictments in January that included 23 counts pertaining to theft of intellectual property, obstruction of justice and fraud related to its alleged evasion of US sanctions against Iran.The core issue with Huawei has been concerns about its coziness with the Chinese government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies.The US offered a temporary reprieve to companies, allowing them to work with Huawei until August.Sept. 12: Huawei's founder is ready to sell his company's 5G tech to a Western buyer.Aug 27: US reportedly receives more than 130 requests for Huawei licenses, but none have been issued yet.
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According to the American Lung Association, more than four in 10 people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthy air conditions.Further, according to the World Health Organization it is estimated that 90% of people worldwide breathe polluted air.With this in mind, Molekule, a company that focuses on creating home air purifying systems, has released a new, compact system.The Air Mini is only 12 inches high, 8.26 inches in diameter, and weighs just over seven pounds.Though it is small for an air purifying system, it can clean air in up to 250 square feet of space every 60 minutes and can remove a wide array of indoor pollutants from the air, including viruses, allergens, mold and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).“Governmental agencies and scientists alike have been warning us for decades of worsening indoor air quality, and about the impact it’s having on our health,” said Dilip Goswami, CEO of Molekule.
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A multi-pronged data analysis approach that can strengthen the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices -- such as smart TVs, home video cameras and baby monitors -- against current risks and threats has created by a team of Penn State World Campus students pursuing master of professional studies degrees in information sciences."Yet no strategy exists to identify when and where a network security attack on these devices is taking place and what such an attack even looks like."The team applied a combination of approaches often used in traditional network security management to an IoT network simulated by the University of New South Wales Canberra.Specifically, they showed how statistical data, machine learning and other data analysis methods could be applied to assure the security of IoT systems across their lifecycle.They then used intrusion detection and a visualization tool, to determine whether or not an attack had already occurred or was in progress within that network.The researchers describe their approach and findings in a paper to be presented today (Oct. 10) at the 2019 IEEE Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference.
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Uber's stock has gotten clobbered since the ride-hailing giant went public in May, and now the company looks a bargain, according to Needham analyst Brad Erickson.Erickson argues that at Uber's current valuation, investors are basically getting Uber Eats, Freight, and the company's other mobility businesses for free.Uber has struggled to gain footing in the markets since its IPO, with its shares falling more than 35%.Uber's bumpy ride in the public markets this year has created the perfect buying opportunity, according to Needham analyst Brad Erickson."Uber's Rides business could well justify the stock's entire current valuation; meaning it looks to us like you're getting Eats, Freight, ATG, New mobility and any other endmarket optionality entirely for free at current levels," Erickson said in a note to clients on Thursday.According to Needham's analysis, Uber's Rides business generated about $0.33 in EBITDA per trip last during the second quarter.
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