You have an impending deadline but instead of fulfilling that particular task you find yourself cleaning your entire house, folding socks, or going for a walk. If that’s you, I’m sorry to say that you’re one of many procrastinators, which by definition refers to an individual who habitually puts off doing things. It’s a popular — and very unhappy — club whose members often find themselves in unnecessarily stressful situations. [Read: 3 reasons why working from bed is actually good for productivity] So, why exactly do we procrastinate? In my experience, procrastination is not just about willpower — or the… This story continues at The Next Web
YouTube creator faces allegations from former housemates and members of the gaming community.
A heap of gems can be found on Amazon. Let's round them up.
The only large-scale Ethereum conference of 2020 goes online on August 9-11.
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, working with colleagues in Europe, created a deep learning algorithm that can infer molecular alterations directly from routine histology images across multiple common tumor types. The findings were published in Nature Cancer.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began we were all so full of hope. We assumed our technology would save us from a disease that could be stymied by such modest steps as washing our hands and wearing face masks. We were so sure that artificial intelligence would become our champion in a trial by combat with the coronavirus that we abandoned any pretense of fear the moment the curve appeared to flatten in April and May. We let our guard down. Pundits and experts back in January and February very carefully explained how AI solutions such as contact tracing, predictive modeling,… This story continues at The Next Web
Amazon baldking Jeff Bezos added $13 billion to his net worth earlier this week, quite simply a stupid amount of wealth for just one person to acquire in one day — billionaire chief exec or otherwise. And so, one Twitter account is hilariously posing a very poignant question: has Jeff Bezos decided to end world hunger? @HasBezosDecided’s bio cites a report from the Institute of Food Policy Research Institute that found that solving world hunger by 2030 would cost $11 billion in extra spending each year. Every day, the account confirms whether Bezos has bothered to contribute what represents a small fraction… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Amazon,Twitter
Either way, Silicon Valley venture capitalists seem to love the idea
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Deutsche Telekom’s business continues its support for blockchain technologies by becoming a node operator for Chainlink, an oracle for smart contracts. T-Systems is a subsidiary of the German telecoms giant and predominantly focuses on the Internet of Things. The company describes itself as offering integrated solutions “from the secure operation of legacy systems and classical... Read more »
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Xbox Series S (or Project Lockhart) could be a cheaper, digital-only alternative to the Xbox Series X. Here's everything we know so far about the other new Xbox.
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Specialty Vehicle Engineering, or SVE, has a long history of taking regular vehicles and making them significantly higher performing. It’s latest offering is a highly modified 2021 Chevrolet Silverado pickup known as the Yenko S/C Silverado. The vehicle features a handbuilt 6.2-liter V-8 that uses forged internals and CNC-ported heads. To that V-8 engine is attached a centrifugal supercharger of … Continue reading
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will soon be two years old, but it’s still a great phone — especially at the $499 price Amazon is selling it for today. This is the best deal we’ve seen yet, and it’s far lower than its $1,000 retail price (though these days, it usually runs you about $600 or more depending on the color). This sale is specifically on the lavender color option with 128GB of storage. If that’s not your favorite color, you can slap a case on it. And if it’s not enough storage for you, you can put up to a 512GB microSD card in it to expand the available capacity. (Note: 200GB microSD cards are cheaper than usual at Amazon today at $27.)
The Note 9 has a big 6.4-inch OLED screen with support for the included S Pen stylus that’s...
Although it's releasing by the end of 2020, much of the highly anticipated game is still shrouded in mystery.
The documents were published on AssangeLeaks and contain 26 PDFs as well as a video file and a folder of previous leaked documents.
Fast-food company Burger King is back with another environmentally-friendly Whopper — and unlike the Impossible Whopper, this new burger features real beef, not a plant-based product. What makes it unique? The beef is sourced from cows that were fed a unique diet intended to reduce methane emissions, one of the multiple concerns associated with raising cattle for meat. The Whopper … Continue reading
Commentary: The new show does the old Robert Stack version proud, and with clues posted online, every viewer can get involved.
A startup that went from 100% growth to bankruptcy, TikTok’s exit from Hong Kong, and an app that lends you friends who can pay your bills for you
Disney+ has finally arrived, at least in the US, and with it comes hundreds of classic Disney movies, some impressive original content, and zero new Marvel Studios shows.Which, of course, we knew.Those shows aren’t going to start rolling out until late next year.Marvel Studios: Expanding the Universe was a last-minute announcement for the company’s Marvel offerings at the launch of Disney+, and it’s basically a crash course in the eight shows that are currently in development, using footage from both San Diego Comic-Con 2019 as well as the recent D23 Expo.Oh, and there’s concept art.Below you’ll see concept art of new costumes for Falcon and Winter Soldier, as well as Sharon Carter and John Walker – better known to comics fans as US Agent (and at one time, a potential replacement for Steve Rogers as Captain America).
And as innovative as this communication network's entire concept might be, many onlookers are curious for a much simpler reason.At this point in the week, you still have a few options to try to find SpaceX's satellites overhead in the skies.You're only going to be able to see them ~30 minutes or earlier before sunrise, ~30 minutes or later after sunset, or at night when the sky is dark enough or the Sun is below your local horizon yet still illuminating these devices, since they are at a much higher altitude.To help find the satellites within these limited windows, luckily, there are a few good resources available online.From the homepage, there is a "Starlink Launch 2" under the "10-day predictions for satellites of special interest" section midway down the left side of the page.The page "Starlink Launch 2" directs you to a list of the upcoming visible passes listed in a 24 hour time format.
In an interview for the Axios HBO show, released Monday morning, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi seemed to downplay last year's death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.The CIA concluded that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi's assassination."It's a serious mistake," Khosrowshahi said."We've made mistakes too, right, with self-driving, and we stopped driving and we're recovering from that mistake.I think that people make mistakes, it doesn't mean that they can never be forgiven.Saudi Arabia just invested a historic amount of cash in Uber
An all-new adventure is making its way to the National Geographic Explore VR app: Machu Picchu.This Oculus Studios-published app was released at the launch of Quest back in May.Developed by Force Field VR, the interactive experience takes you to extreme places on the planet.Its first experience, for example, takes you on an expedition to Antarctica, where you can kayak in icy waters and climb mountains.Soon, though, we’ll see an entirely new destination based in the Andes Mountains in Peru.You’ll be learning about the area’s history as you trek through the Incan citadel.
Denna gång deltar: Ingemar Reyier, projektledare industri på Robotdalen, Ove Leichsenring, ordförande Swira, Swedish Industrial Robot Association, samt Johan Hogsved, medgrundare och operativ chef, Rebl Industries.Ingemar Reyier: Flexibel Automation är dels att fokusera på att minimera omställningstiderna mellan olika produkter i cellen och även tillåta en variantflora utan att manuellt behöva ställa om utrustningen.En flexibel automation ska också minimera anpassningen till nya produkter, det vill säga omprogrammering och konfigurering.I begreppet ryms också de senaste årens trend att kunna utnyttja utrustningen på olika fysiska platser i fabriken.Ove Leichsenring: Flexibel automation innebär att anläggningen ska vara hållbar över tid, automationsanläggningen ska enkelt kunna ställas om för nya produkter och produktionsvolymer anpassat till marknadsefterfrågan.Motsatsen till flexibel automation är så kallad hård automation, det är ofta en specialbyggd maskin som är utformad för att utföra en specifik, mycket repetitiv uppgift och maskinen arbetar vanligtvis med mycket höga hastigheter.
The best noise-canceling headphones can help you slip into audio nirvana in all kinds of situations, whether you're commuting and trying to escape the sound of traffic and sniffling fellow commuters, on a long-haul flight and need to drown out the sound of kids screaming or just want to get away from everything and get comfy with your favorite music at home.If you're yet to try a pair, we bet you'll be truly blown away by just how well they can cancel out the outside world so you can focus on your favorite music, audiobook, podcast or anything else with zero distractions.Plus, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast approaching, it's a great time to start researching which pair of headphones you're going to buy at a discount during the massive sales event.The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless Headphones are an over-ear model, offering fantastic audio fidelity, while the Bowers & Wilkins PX5 Wireless On-Ear Headphones provide a compact on-ear solution for commuters.How to choose the best noise-canceling headphonesWe believe that noise-canceling headphones are just as vital as your laptop, TV or mobile phone when it comes to tech that'll change how you live, work and play – especially if you have a long commute each day or a flight ahead of you.
But the same batteries may still be able to function for many years longer, even as their capacity continues to go down and even if that function isn't sufficient for an electric vehicle.In contrast to cars, grid-scale electricity storage isn't sensitive to either the amount of space taken up by batteries or their weight.The batteries will eventually reach the point where they won't even make sense for grid storage, and the expected growth of electric vehicles means that the number of batteries being pulled from cars will increase dramatically over the next few decades.And even now—long before there should be many at the end-of-life stage—the authors note that some lithium batteries have found their way into metal recycling facilities, where handling them inappropriately has set off fires.So while it may not represent an urgent immediate need, developing the technology needed to handle immense quantities of lithium batteries will eventually be essential.To begin with, they're all made in a limited number of formats; often, if a larger battery is needed, manufacturers will simply link up a number of standard-sized lead-acid batteries.
Chargify, the payment management service owned by Scaleworks, has added revenue forecasting tools to its software as a service offering.The company’s new revenue forecasting tools uses historical data and month-over-month performance pulled from a company’s billing platform.The company says its new tool can cut forecasting down from two months to as little as two minutes.With a suite of billing and revenue management tools, Chargify already has a good window into previous performance.And the company hopes those forecasting tools can help businesses benchmark their revenue progress.Using the new forecasting tool, companies can pull baseline metrics from historical growth and churn data looking at three-, six-, or twelve-month averages to understand how historical trends could affect businesses, the company said.
Microsoft is refreshing the logo for its Chromium-based Edge browser.The software giant originally unveiled its Edge icon more than four years ago, and it’s fair to say it was a logo that clinged to the past of Internet Explorer.Microsoft’s new logo was discovered as part of a new surfing mini game hidden inside the latest Canary versions of Edge.It looks like a wave, and includes a similar Fluent Design style to the company’s new Office icons.The logo also spells out the letter e, but it no longer looks similar to Internet Explorer, and looks a lot more modern as a result.Microsoft is clearly breaking from tradition here with its move to a Chromium version of Edge, and it will be interesting to hear why the company picked this particular design.
Blizzard president J. Allen Brack began BlizzCon 2019 today in Anaheim, California with some remarks about the company’s controversial decision to ban a Hearthstone pro for saying “Liberate Hong Kong” on a livestream.You can read more about his statement in our story.But we’ve captured the moment and posted it to YouTube for you to view.You can watch Brack’s full statement on the subject in the clip above.BlizzCon is continuing through the weekend.And we’ll have more coverage about Diablo IV, new World of Warcraft content, and more.