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We pit a group of popular robot vacuum models from iRobot, Electrolux, Neato, Eufy and more to find out which are the best.
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The attacks have resulted in at least 10 terabytes of company-wide data being held up for an undisclosed ransom.
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With this interface, you won't need to go to your phone's settings menu to see how many times you've unlocked it.
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A close look at the multicamera setups on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.
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Over 120,000 people were playing Fall Guys as it launched, meaning servers needed to be 'beefed up' to cope with demand.
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Departure follows news of major delays on Intel 7nm chips as AMD war heats up.
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The Singapore fintech firm aims to enter new markets and develop new investment products and features.
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When you think about it, video chat is basically modern sorcery, so we probably shouldn't take it for granted.
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In total, 50 percent of the incidents were caused by human error, accounting for 208 million user hours lost, 21 percent of the total. The post Telco Outages: Third-Party Failures Have Tripled appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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New leaked photos depict a revamped Oculus Quest with potentially a new set of lenses and a launch date that’s not too far away.
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This article was originally published on .cult by James Q. Quick. .cult is a Berlin-based community platform for developers! We write about all things career-related, make original documentaries and share heaps of other untold developer stories from around the world! You just got done with an interview and you nailed it. You ride out that high until the following day when someone from HR calls and asks the dreaded question, “What are your salary requirements?”. And you pause… You don’t want to ask for too much, and you certainly don’t want to ask for too little. So, how do you… This story continues at The Next Web
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Big touchscreens dominate the modern car dashboard, but Jaguar Land Rover has developed a version designed not to be touched. The “predictive touch” display is part road-safety experiment and part recognition of the contagious world we currently live in, with research from project partners at the University of Cambridge suggesting that it could as much as halve “touchscreen interaction effort … Continue reading
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Image: WinFuture Samsung’s Note 20 Ultra, which is expected to launch on August 5th at the next Samsung Unpacked event, may be highly optimized to stream Xbox games over xCloud, according to a new report from WinFuture. While that might come as a surprise, Samsung and Microsoft have actually gotten pretty cozy over the past year. Last August, at the last Galaxy Note launch event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella appeared onstage to recognize an increased partnership between the two companies, and the two companies announced that Samsung would preinstall Microsoft’s Your Phone app, Office apps, LinkedIn, and OneDrive on the Galaxy Note 10. Samsung and Microsoft already announced they would be partnering on a game streaming service The two companies also... Continue reading…
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(ETH Zurich) ETH researchers used computer simulations to classify the current activity of corona structures on the surface of Venus. To their surprise, they found a previously undiscovered ring of fire on our neighbouring planet.
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Every disaster has its symbols, "for COVID-19, it might just be the refrigerator truck."
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After a tumultuous, two-decade development cycle, microelectromechanical RF switches are finally being used in wireless base stations, and military radars and radios. Are smartphones next?
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Commentary: With the iPhone SE 2020, Apple had a chance to bring a 4-inch iPhone back market again. But it passed on that opportunity, and there's a reason for that.
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Fall armyworm, the larval life stage of a fall armyworm moth, impacts maize crops worldwide but particularly in countries like Uganda, where agricultural businesses employ 70% of the population.Studies show the potential impact is between 8.3 and 20.6 million tons per year, with the fallout amounting to between $2.48 million and $6.19 million per year.The threat of devastating losses prompted developers participating in a Google Developer Group in Mbale to create an Android app — FlatButter — that identifies signs of fall armyworm damage in maize crops.It’s been featured on a national TV station in Uganda and highlighted by the Food Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, as well as by Google in a short film published today.“The vast damage and yield losses in maize production, due to FAW, got the attention of global organizations, who are calling for innovators to help,” wrote Hansu Mobile and Intelligent Innovations CEO Nsubuga Hassan, who led the team that developed the app.“It is the perfect time to apply machine learning.
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China’s consumer-to-manufacturing (C2M) model is expected to become a new driver in shaping the country’s e-commerce landscape, not only bringing new growth points for the retailers and manufacturers but also better addressing user demands.The model connects manufacturers and consumers for the production of tailored products at lower prices.While still new to outsiders, C2M has already garnered lots of attention domestically thanks to the rapid rise of e-commerce platforms such as Pinduoduo and NetEase’s Yanxuan that have already adopted the model.China’s manufacturers are in dire need of new approaches and technologies to find new growth points.The sector is experiencing a general decline in demand.The consumer price index grew 3.8% year on year in October, the fastest rate since January 2012, while industrial profits fell 5.3% a month earlier under pressures from US trade tensions.
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Recently, the Samsung Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone has been officially launched in many countries and regions.It even landed in China to compete with the Huawei Mate X, which has gained a bad reputation.But before recalling its key features we are offering to take a look at real photos taken by the team of 91mobiles.The Samsung Galaxy Fold folding screen smartphone has two colors of night fog silver and quantum black.It adopts a 7.3-inch foldable screen design (4.6-inch external screen), which can provide HDR10 + color contrast.The battery capacity is 4380mAh.
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There's still three weeks left to go until Black Friday but the best fibre broadband deals are already dropping.And TalkTalk has just announced its latest bid to beat off the Black Friday fibre broadband competition.For a mere £21.95 per month, the provider is offering superfast unlimited broadband usage with average download speeds of 38Mb.Along with including line rental, TalkTalk guarantees no price increases throughout the whole 18 month contract - a rare sight for broadband deals.That means you know that your next year-and-a-half of fibre internet will be the same low price.And if you're looking for even faster fibre broadband TalkTalk also has on offer its Superfast Fibre Broadband deal.
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Looks like folks with Fire TV devices will be able to watch Disney+ after all.Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the news on CNBC Thursday, announcing that the company had finally reached a distribution deal with Amazon.In October, rumour had it that unsettled advertising disputes would keep Disney’s upcoming streaming service off Fire TV, and Disney’s other apps like ABC, ESPN, and Disney Channel might be getting the boot soon too.According to a Wall Street Journal report at the time, Amazon had been pushing to sell “a substantial percentage” of ad space as part of the company’s initiative to secure additional revenue channels outside of its cloud service.How the two megacorporations settled this disagreement remains unclear, as Iger did not go into the specifics about this new distribution deal on Thursday.“I think people will be extremely pleased,” he said on CNBC.
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Over the past decade, HTC has gradually faded from one of the biggest players in the smartphone market.The company hopes to make a comeback one day, but its latest financial results prove that this goal is very difficult.In October, HTC’s total revenue was NT$656 million ($21.6 million).Although HTC launched a series of entry devices in a number of markets a few months ago, HTC’s performance declined sharply in October.Compared with September, the figure in October dropped by 48.58%.In September, HTC’s revenue was NT$1,275 million ($42 million).
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US federal investigators have determined an Uber self-driving car that killed 49-year-old pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in the American city of Tempe, Arizona in March 2018 lacked programming to either recognise or respond to the presence of jaywalkers on the road, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released 400 pages of documents on the fatal collision on Tuesday, finding numerous “safety and design lapses” but stopping short of identifying the cause of the accident, Bloomberg wrote.Specifically, NTSB investigators determined that the Uber SUV’s “system design did not include a consideration for jaywalking pedestrians” – as well as that Uber built in a one-second delay between crash detection and action to avoid false positives and disabled a Volvo auto-braking system that could have reduced the speed of the car.(As Wired has reported, Carnegie Mellon University electrical engineer Raj Rajkumar said that last decision made sense due to the possibility of conflicts between Uber’s self-driving tech and Volvo systems.)The autonomous car’s systems did spot Herzberg approximately 5.6 seconds before the collision but classified her as a number of different objects and failed to realise an impact was imminent.Each time it did so, the car had to calculate a new trajectory for the obstacle.
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Facebook employees regularly discussed how to make special exceptions to the company's policies on data-sharing in order to hobble its competitors like Youtube, Amazon, Twitter, and Pinterest, leaked documents show.Thousands of pages of confidential emails, messages, and documents from inside Facebook were made public Tuesday, shining unprecedented light on how the tech giant operates.Facebook had set general policies on how other apps could access data like peoples' emails and friends lists.The leaked documents surfaced at a time when Facebook's current and past behavior is under intense scrutiny amid antitrust investigations and accusations it engaged in anti-competitive conduct.High-ranking Facebook employees strategized about how to use Facebook's vast control of user data in order to hobble specific companies it viewed as threats, according to internal messages that leaked Wednesday.Reached for comment by Business Insider, a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement: "These old documents have been taken out of context by someone with an agenda against Facebook, and have been distributed publicly with a total disregard for US law."
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Like blood from a severed jugular, you wait years for news on Diablo 4, and then you're covered in a torrent of it.Following its announcement at Blizzcon, we officially know much of what to expect from the fourth entry into the veteran ARPG series, from its open world setting to its return to the franchise's gothic-demonic looks.Diablo 4: everything there is to know so farDiablo Immortal: everything there is to know about Blizzard's mobile RPGAs for how it looks in action?We've got a giant chunk of that too now, courtesy of 24-minutes of in-game footage from GameInformer:
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At a hearing of the Ninth Circuit appeals court in Portland, Oregon, this week, the lawyer representing the women argued that the judge made a legal error in his decision by insisting it be considered at the manager level rather than at the very top of the management tree where the decisions were signed off.Take it easy, man, it's all karmaIt didn’t help that at the same time that female staffers were getting frustrated about pay gaps, in 2014, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told a room full of women at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing that women shouldn’t ask for a raise but instead rely on “karma.”"It's not really about asking for a raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the right raise," Nadella said, later adding that staying silent on a pay gap would be a "superpower" for women.In the course of the legal process, that system was shown to be widely varied and inconsistently applied – which you might think would act in the women’s favor, especially given that the evaluation committees that made the decisions were overwhelmingly staffed by men, but under the law it had the opposite effect.The main US legal precedent in this area – when it comes to allowing a class-action lawsuit over gender pay discrimination – stems from a Supreme Court decision in 2011 which overturned the class certification of 1.5 million female Walmart employees, called Wal-Mart v. Dukes.
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According to recent reports, Xiaomi will officially enter the Japanese smartphone market in 2020.However, there is no report on the specific models to arrive in Japan.The director of Xiaomi’s mobile phone product marketing, Xiao Zhiyuan, confirmed this report in a recent Weibo post.As of now, Xiaomi is available in many countries and regions around the world, with footprints in Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America.Just last month, Xiaomi opened its official Japanese publicity Twitter account.This shows that the company will soon arrive in the country.
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