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Halo: Reach will be out on the PC come December 3, according to the release date now mentioned on the Microsoft Store – and there’s seemingly a fair chance the game will be launched on the Xbox One later today at X019.As spotted by DSO Gaming, the launch date is listed as December 3 on both Microsoft’s product listings for Halo: Reach and the Master Chief Collection (which the game is the first instalment of six titles).Even though that’s the official listing on the Microsoft Store, there’s no guarantee that the date is correct, of course – but these sort of early spillages have proved correct in the past.And the other theory is that with X019, Microsoft’s annual celebration of the Xbox, kicking off in London this evening, the PC release will likely be announced here – and indeed Halo: Reach may even be released on the Xbox One there and then.Some game announcements are definitely coming at X019, given that it’s focused on “games, games, games, games, games” (that's plenty of emphasis) as we’ve already heard – and we’re hoping for a closer look at Halo Infinite at the event, too.Halo: Reach was previously expected to be released on PC before the end of 2019, so an early December launch very much fits in with the timeframe we were anticipating.
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The customer data platform (CDP) is the newest tool in the customer experience arsenal as big companies try to help customers deal with data coming from multiple channels.Today, Adobe announced the general availability of its CDP.This crosses channels like web, email, text, chat and brick and mortar in-person visits, as well as systems like CRM, e-commerce and point of sale.The idea is to pull all of this data together into a single record to help companies have a deep understanding of the customer at an extremely detailed level.They then hope to leverage that information to deliver highly customized cross-channel experiences.“We want to make sure we create an offering that marketers can leverage and makes use of all of that goodness that’s living within Adobe Experience platform,” Nina Caruso, product marketing manager for Adobe Audience Manager, explained.
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Each year, over a million children are born with a genetic disease.Although about half of genetic syndromes present facial dysmorphology, abnormal facial features are often subtle at birth and their identification by paediatricians can prove challenging.Delays and errors in diagnosis have a significant impact on mortality and morbidity associated with genetic syndromes.By way of example, the average accuracy in the detection of one of the most studied genetic syndromes, Down syndrome, by a trained paediatrician is as low as 64% in the US, and so methods for the early detection of genetic syndromes become very important.Today, facial analysis of children from photographs is a technique that allows early identification of genetic syndromes.However, images may suffer problems of calibration and illumination.
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TLDR: Seobility has a fleet of SEO optimization tools that can push your site to the top of Google search rankings.Right now, it’s over 90% off.As the old saying goes, you need the right tools for the job.For those who want to get their website tuned up with prime keywords, strong linking and other strategies to hit the top of Google search rankings, that means assembling just the right tool kit to make that happen.Seobility puts all those web optimization abilities into one easy-to-use package dedicated to supercharging your site’s visibility.Right now, their suite of features is available at the limited time discounted price of just $29 from TNW Deals.
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Last week, when Google gobbled up Fitbit in a $2.1 billion acquisition, the talk was mostly about what the company would do with all that wrist-jingling and power-walking data.It’s no secret that Google’s parent Alphabet—along with fellow giants Apple and Facebook—is on an aggressive hunt for health data.On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported details on Project Nightingale, Google’s under-the-radar partnership with Ascension, the nation’s second-largest health system.The project, which reportedly began last year, includes sharing the personal health data of tens of millions of unsuspecting patients.The bulk of the work is being done under Google’s Cloud division, which has been developing AI-based services for medical providers.Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, patient records and other medical details can be used “only to help the covered entity carry out its healthcare functions.” A major aspect of the work involves designing a health platform for Ascension that can suggest individualized treatment plans, tests, and procedures.
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China’s – and the world’s – biggest online shopping carnival on Singles Day is here and tons of deals are waiting for you with Ulefone 11.11 global shopping festival.With that Ulefone brand of course prepared a specialized deals on AliExpress for their fans and you will be able to find among them the best from the rugged Armor series or the entry level S series.For example the Ulefone Armor 7, their latest annual flagship rugged phone, powered by Helio P90 octa-core processor, supported by 8GB RAM and 128GB flash memory with 256GB expandable storage, 48MP triple AI camera syetem, 6.3” FHD+ waterdrop screen, 16MP selfie camera, 5500mAh battery with Qi 10W wireless charging, face unlock & fingerprint ID, NFC, Android 9.0 OS, etc.. Now with 25% discount, you can take home one for 369.99 dollars.Or maybe the Ulefone Armor 3W, the star of their big battery rugged phone series, sitting now at a discounted price of 217.49 dollars.It packs massive 10300mAh battery, Helio P70 AI processor, 6GB RAM & 64GB internal storage, Sony 21MP rear camera and 8MP selfie camera, 5.7-inch 18:9 FHD+ screen, face unlock/fingerprint ID, dual 4G dual VoLTE, NFC & Google Pay supported, global frequency bands and Android 9.0 OS.Or you can get a Helio P70 processor Ulefone Armor 6E with the discounted price of 184.99 dollars.
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Nvidia has released a patch for a set of serious security vulnerabilities which affect users of its GeForce Experience software and its GPU Display Driver.The company recently published two separate security advisories detailing the vulnerabilities and if left unpatched, the most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow for code execution or information disclosure.The first vulnerability, labeled CVE-2019-5701 which was discovered by Hashim Jawad of ACTIVELabs, is a problem within GameStream that could allow an attacker with local access to load Intel graphics driver DLLs without path validation.This could potentially lead to arbitrary code execution, privilege escalation, denial-of-service (DOS) or information disclosure.Nvidia and Arm team up on supercomputersThe second vulnerability, labeled CVE-2019-5689, was found by Siyuan Yi of Chengdu University of Technology and it it exists within the GeForce downloader.
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Activision Blizzard noted today when reporting its earnings for the third quarter that the Candy Crush series remains the top-grossing franchise in the U.S. mobile app stores.The company attributes the success to the October 31, 2018 launch of Candy Crush Friends Saga.The addition of the new entry in the free-to-play puzzle series gave the franchise a boost over the last year, helping it grow year-over-year.The original Candy Crush Saga launched in 2012 and remains a mobile smash hit.Activision Blizzard bought Candy Crush developer King in 2016 for $5.9 billion.Candy Crush Saga has three sequels: Soda Saga, Jelly Saga, and Friends Saga.
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Over the last two months, nearly every state and territory has announced investigations into the market dominance of Facebook, Google, or both.Missing from those probes was the place Big Tech calls home: California.Becerra's supposed inaction garnered him a wave of negative local press, and last week led The New York Times to wonder what, exactly, his office was up to.On Wednesday, California’s top cop finally revealed he has actually been very busy investigating Facebook, in an inquiry that has lasted for over a year.The California attorney general is suing Facebook to turn over key information the company has allegedly failed to release, including email correspondence from both CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg.The California probe began in June 2018, shortly after news broke that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm whose clients included the Trump campaign, had accessed data on tens of millions of Facebook users.
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London-headquartered fintech startup TransferWise has enabled global money transfers to six mobile wallet platforms in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Bangladesh as part of its wider effort to expand its Asian network.The new service is now available for Gojek’s GoPay, Ovo, and Dana in Indonesia, GCash and PayMaya in the Philippines, and bKash in Bangladesh.It allows TransferWise’s customers to send money to users of these mobile wallets with just the name and mobile number of the recipient.The company claims recipients can receive money at a global average cross-border fee of 0.74% per transaction, which is up to 5x cheaper than cash pick-up services.With the move, TransferWise looks to capitalize on the three countries’ high mobile connectivity and internet penetration as well as their unbanked population.According to World Bank figures, the share of people without bank accounts in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Bangladesh range between 52% and 68%.
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SIM-swap victim Gregg Bennett is suing cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex over nearly $1 million worth of stolen Bitcoin, BTC CoinDesk reports.A press release published last week claims that Bittrex violated or ignored its own security standards and industry-standard practices, allowing hackers to steal 100 Bitcoin from the Seattle-based angel investor in April.Bennett also told reporters he believes AT staff were involved in the attack, claiming that his account PIN and social security number had been changed, which apparently indicates an inside job.“Bittrex was bamboozled by hackers who should have been as visible as thieves wearing masks and carrying guns,” said Bennett.“I am asking for Bittrex to do the right thing by plugging what I see as gaping holes in their approach to security, and to return my coin to me.”Directly following the hack, Bennett claims to have tried to alert Bittrex, but the exchange “failed to heed his warning for nearly two hours, allowing the hackers to continue to drain his account.”
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Dominic Grieve described the report as 'germane' to voters ahead of the December election.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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Blizzard announced Diablo IV today during the opening ceremonies for BlizzCon 2019 in Anaheim, California.Monsters and humans now have enough detail to make the violence more impactful.I also enjoyed seeing my characters smeared in blood after a tough battle.I feel less like a kid breaking a bunch of piñatas and more like a warrior fighting for his life.Gameplay-wise, however, Diablo IV is leaning much closer to Diablo III.As the Druid, my skills focused on animals and nature.
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Blizzard revealed a ton of news at BlizzCon 2019 today in Anaheim, California.It is making a new Diablo and Overwatch.It also has new content for Hearthstone and World of Warcraft.We’ve gathered up all of the news for you below.Blizzard president addresses Hong Kong controversyBlizzard boss J. Allen Brack opened BlizzCon 2019 with some brief remarks about its handling of the Hearthstone pro who spoke out on behalf of Hong Kong.
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When you’re searching through Black Friday deals, it’s likely you’re doing so on mobile or desktop – over the last few years, shopping trends have massively skewed towards buying products online rather than in person, as it’s easier to shop on the go or when you’re bored in a meeting.On top of that, mobile shopping is gradually gaining ground on desktop browsing, and now new data has come out that explores how people spend their money online over Black Friday.This data comes from Adobe Analytics, which conducted a report on holiday shopping trends, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas.Included are a few stats regarding online shopping, comparing mobile and desktop purchases, and it might help you decide how to shop over the Black Friday season.Adobe found that people shopping on desktops had ‘carts’ that were 28% more expensive than on phones.TechRadar gives expert reviews on all the best product in any given tech category, so search around our site to research the best laptop, smartphone, TV, games console, speaker or more.
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The limits of classical measurements of mechanical motion have been pushed beyond expectations in recent years, e.g.On the microscopic scale, atomic- and magnetic-resonance force microscopes can now reveal the atomic structure of materials and even sense the spins of single atoms.But the sensitivity that we can achieve using purely conventional means is limited.For example, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics implies the presence of "measurement backaction": the exact knowledge of the location of a particle invariably destroys any knowledge of its momentum, and thus of predicting any of its future locations.Backaction-evading techniques are designed specifically to 'sidestep' Heisenberg's uncertainty principle by carefully controlling what information is gained and what isn't in a measurement, e.g.But technical challenges aside, scientists have generally thought that any dynamical effects arising from this optomechanical interaction don't carry any further complications.
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A shocking new study suggests that the second interstellar object ever discovered, Comet 2I/Borisov, could be carrying water on it from beyond the Solar System.The study suggests that 2I/Borisov, discovered on Aug. 30 by astronomer Gennady Borisov, is releasing water vapor on its journey.It is common for asteroids in the Solar System to carry water.The study was submitted to The Astrophysical Journal Letters and can be read on the arXiv repository,SECOND INTERSTELLAR VISITOR HAS A FAMILIAR LOOK AS OUMUAMUA BECOMES MORE MYSTERIOUS"The discovery of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov provides an opportunity to sample the volatile composition of a comet that is unambiguously from outside our own Solar System, providing constraints on the physics and chemistry of other protostellar discs," the researchers wrote in the paper.
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The disruptive campaign against Huawei might be in full flow in the US and to an extent Europe, but in its homeland of China, the company's smartphone business is swelling to record proportions.Phones sales in the Middle Kingdom during Q3 dropped 3 per cent year-on-year to 97.8 million units, and four of the five biggest players all reported double-digit declines, according to shipment numbers collated by Canalys.Only Huawei bucked this trend, growing 66 per cent to 41.5 million.This equated to a 42.4 per cent market share for Huawei, compared to the 17.9 per cent achieved by its next nearest rival."Its dominant position gives Huawei a lot of power to negotiate with the supply chain and to increase the wallet share within channel partners," said Nicole Peng, the analyst's veep of mobility."Huawei is in a strong position to consolidate its dominance further amid 5G network rollout, given its tight operator relationships in 5G network deployment, and control over key components such as local network compatible 5G chipsets compared with local peers," she added.
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With an epidemic of serious, sometimes fatal cases of lung disease, the California Tobacco Control Program felt the need to educate the public on vaping through a new campaign.According to the CDC, which the CTCP worked closely with to ensure its information on the issue was up to date, there have been 1,604 cases of lung illness associated with vaping reported from 49 states, as of Oct. 22, including 34 fatalities.Duncan Channon executive creative director Anne Elisco-Lemme explained that with the proliferation of lung illnesses connected to vaping, CTCP asked the agency to create a campaign around the issue as fast as possible, balancing the need for time efficiency with crafting a compelling and persuasive message while working with partner agencies APartnership, Acento and Muse to ensure the campaign takes cultural nuances into account and reaches the widest audience possible.It attempts to reach the target comprising the majority of hospitalized patients—young men—while continuing to speak to parents.“It Goes Fast” is targeted more at the latter, opening with the alarming statistic that vaping among high schoolers jumped nearly 80% in 2018 and showing a number of students using e-cigarettes at home and in school before concluding with the link between vaping and lung illness in 2019 and driving viewers to a landing page where they can read information from the CDC on the outbreak.That page is related to Duncan Channon’s previous campaign for the CTCP examining how flavored products hook young users, titled “Flavors Hook Kids.”
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Det är nu tre år sedan som Tesla visade upp sitt solcellstak för första gången.Detta ser inte ut som vanliga solceller utan består av takpannor i glas som har solceller i sig.De är inte lika effektiva som konventionella solpaneler men täcker istället hela taket överallt.Nu är man redo att lansera grejerna och generation tre som det här blir ska vara 40 procent billigare än det man har visat upp tidigare.Som väntat blir det inte billigt bara för det, genomsnittspriset för ett tak på 185 kvadratmeter kommer att kosta från 33.950 dollar.De första taken ska börja installeras de kommande veckorna i USA och man kommer då att ha som mål att lägga 1000 stycken i veckan.
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Det handlar om att Apple redan har betaltjänsten förinstallerad på Iphone samtidigt som rivaler blockeras från tillgång till dess NFC (närfältskommunikation), som göra kontantlösa betalningar möjliga.Enligt rivalerna ger detta Apple Pay en överhand.Kommissionen har reagerat på detta och valde förra månaden att skicka ett frågeformulär till marknadsaktörer med krav på feedback om påståendena.Nu senast meddelar kommissionen att det ”granskar potentiella konkurrenshämmande marknadsmetoder och missbruksbeteende”.Enligt medier ska uttalandet vara riktat mot Apple Pay, skriver Financial Times.Apple har avböjt att kommentera.
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In niche markets like aerospace, where the traditional VC model might not yield an abundance of available funding, corporate venture funds can offer entrepreneurs an interesting alternative.Unlike traditional VCs, firms like Lockheed Martin Ventures are in constant contact with internal business units about challenges they need solved, or improvements they’re seeking that cannot be sourced internally or through existing vendors.Lockheed Martin Ventures Executive Director and General Manager J. Christopher Moran explains that while in the past that has traditionally meant the company’s in-house VC sought out later-stage investments in companies with more “mature” technology, the fund recently shifted its focus to early-stage companies.“[Lockheed’s venture arm] was actually established in 2007, as a fund called the ‘Emerging Technologies Funds,” Moran said in an interview.“And it was a vehicle for the business areas to look for and find small startups […] They were using it to look for sort of leading edge, but more mature technology.We started realizing that what we wanted to do was focus more on commercial tech, with a dual-use capability for aerospace, then that made us think that we should probably be looking at much earlier stage companies.”
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Robots with truly humanlike dexterity are far from becoming reality, but progress accelerated by AI has brought us closer to achieving this vision than ever before.It builds on experiments conducted earlier this year by Tencent and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, which involved a dexterous human-sized manipulator and a software framework comprising an AI-driven cube solver (which identified optimal Rubik’s cube move sequences) and a cube operator (which controlled up to five fingers).Scientists at OpenAI similarly trained their AI model in simulation, but they managed to successfully transfer it to a real-world robotic hand without sacrificing accuracy or robustness.Each of the six faces of the cube can be rotated, allowing the Rubik’s cube to be scrambled, and a cube is considered solved only if all six faces have been returned to a single color each.The team’s solution is an algorithm they call automatic domain randomization (ADR), which automatically generates a distribution for training a reinforcement learning model and a module (a vision-based pose estimator) that can estimate an object’s state by vision — in this case a Rubik’s cube.By way of refresher, reinforcement learning spurs AI systems in the direction of desirable goals using repeated rewards and punishments.
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Your quote-to-cash system should be an opportunity to engage customers and make a positive impression.Outmoded and disjointed sales processes can alienate your customers without you even realizing it.Download our eBook, “Delivering Exceptional Customer Experience – from Quote-to-Cash and Beyond,” to find out how businesses can evolve to stay on top of customer expectations.In the eBook, you’ll learn about:The essential building blocks of quote-to-cash in today’s experience economy, including automated CPQ that’s integrated with contract lifecycle management for a quick and easy quote and negotiation process.How agile billing plays a critical role in modern quote-to-cash.
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To the delight of fans, Microsoft is finally making its way back to producing smartphones.However, it is not going to be by volume with multiple models flooding the market.Instead, it appears to be a measured effort that will hopefully attract consumers to invest in its new platform.Panos Panay, Microsoft's chief product officer, finally offers an explanation.Perhaps the reason why industry analysts are puzzled about the decision is the debut of the Surface Neo.This is another premium laptop that relies on a 360-degree hinge mechanism to hold two touchscreen displays together, down the middle.
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We’re launching a new video series here at Adweek as part of our Inside the Brand community.Hosted by Adweek chief community officer Nadine Dietz, Adweek executive editor Stephanie Paterik and other Adweek reporters and editors, Top of Mind is a brisk but insightful look at what’s on the minds of some of the world’s top CMOs, what challenges they are currently facing and the best advice they’ve gotten from their mentors.Watch above as Diego Scotti, chief marketing officer of Verizon, talks about the upcoming 20th anniversary of the brand and the promise of 5G.And stay tuned for new episodes published Wednesdays and Thursdays on Adweek.com and on our YouTube channel, featuring other top marketers such as the NFL’s Tim Ellis, Calvin Klein’s Marie Gulin-Merle, GE’s Linda Boff, Victoria Russell of Papa John’s and many more.Earlier on Adweek: CMO Moves Podcast | Diego Scotti
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“Petitioner copied 11,500 lines of computer code verbatim”Google has failed in its latest bid to have the Supreme Court review an appeals court loss against Oracle – the latest twist in a decade-long legal clash over Java API use.The office of American solicitor general Noel Francisco on Friday rebuffed Google’s bid for “certiorari” or review by the Supreme Court, upholding Oracle’s copyright breach claims and pushing Google ever-closer to a multi-billion damages trial.It is the second time Google has failed in its attempt to win review by the Supreme Court in the case, for which it has the backing of HP and Red Hat, among others.Oracle vs Google: The BackgroundThe epic Oracle vs Google legal battle pivots around whether Java APIs comprise an integral part of the Java intellectual property that Oracle bought in 2009.
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Uber users have raised their share safety concerns with the company, and now it seems that a new feature that could help allay some of those concerns is on the way.Uber is apparently testing a feature that will allow riders to record audio through the app when they feel unsafe during a ride.There are a lot of details we don’t know about this feature yet, as Uber hasn’t said anything official about it.Instead, the feature was uncovered by Jane Manchun Wong, who is known for reverse engineering various apps and publishing what she finds lurking within.This time, Wong found a new “Record Audio” option in the Uber app’s Safety toolkit, suggesting that users will soon be able to record audio using the app and then send it to Uber for review.Uber is testing "Record Audio" in case the rider is uncomfortable with the ride pic.twitter.com/btC5C0F3CN
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Some failed products lack originality or features, others crash or do not reach the desired target audience.Naturally, the selection of the development provider is crucial.Companies with extensive experience in enterprise applications development will craft an app that your staff will love.Be sure to verify your potential contractor’s claims and look at their past projects.System integration is a common obstacle in the way of app introduction.This concerns integrations of the past with the new, particularly if the previous system has been used for a long time.
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the New Technology, the reporter Ania Obminska wonder why that is.For the first time in the history of the world, there is a precise and cost-effective method for gene - editing, that might help to solve some of our biggest social challenges.When I met with researcher Jennifer Doudna, earlier in the fall, she told me that she did not see any serious obstacles to the technology, of which she is a co-founder of was: ”I think we're going to be able to crispra all, in the future,” she said then.It is a real breakthrough in Crispr introduced as recently as 2012, when, according to the study, which, among others, Jennifer Doudna led, published in the journal Science.It explained how the Crispr/Cas-9 can be used to cut the dna exactly where you wanted it to do.the Development has been fast-forward since then.
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