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In June, the International Energy Agency confirmed what most experts already know: that the world should work harder to boost the use of pure hydrogen as an emissions-free energy source.But what if you could use an existing source of wasted energy to help with hydrogen production?A new approach developed by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology does exactly this -- by using waste heat from other industrial processes.One-seventh of Norway's electricity productionWaste heat is exactly what it sounds like -- heat produced as a byproduct of an industrial process.Anything from an industrial boiler to a waste-to-energy plant produces waste heat.
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A post-Brexit deal should make it easier to build supermarkets, avoid tax and sue the UK, US business lobbyists say.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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Holiday shopping is already starting as consumers scramble to grab the best deals before the big rush.Those planning to get electronics can look forward to Black Friday and Cyber Monday for huge discounts.Now that Sony and Microsoft are progressively shifting focus on each one's respective next-generation hardware, demand for the PS4 and Xbox One is likewise going down.Meanwhile, Nintendo is in a prime position to snatch even more sales with the Switch and Switch Lite.However, early shoppers should be aware of what to expect in a couple of weeksTo put it plainly, those who are in the market for the hybrid console or its smaller sibling should anticipate anything extraordinary.
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Volkswagen has priced up the 2020 Passat, and while the shapely new sedan may be familiar under the sheet metal, the price has take a welcome dip.Headed out to dealerships by the end of the year, the new Passat trims $2,400 from the starting price of its MY19 predecessor.Where the outgoing sedan kicks off at $25,295, the 2020 Passat will start at $22,995.That gets you the Passat S, with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps with daytime running lights, cloth seats, a 6.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and blind spot monitoring.There’s also the newer Car-Net system and a pair of extra USB ports for the rear, together with adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assistance.A sunroof will be an extra $995.
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According to a new bombshell report from The Wall Street Journal, Google has a secret division known as Project Nightingale that amasses private health data from millions of Americans across 21 states.Project Nightingale’s data allegedly involves lab results, doctor diagnoses, hospitalization records, and more.The data is compiled into a complete health history that is connected to a patient’s name and date of birth.Sources told The Wall Street Journal that Google’s development of this initiative began last year with a partnership with the St. Louis-based health system Ascension, the second-largest company of its kind in the United States.Ascension allegedly shares health data with Google without the approval of patients or doctors.The source affirms that some 150 Google employees have access to this data.
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SpaceX founder Elon Musk has suggested that his company could launch the next-generation Starship rockets -- which he hopes will bring us to Mars eventually -- for much less than it costs NASA to send rockets aloft.Getting SpaceX's "fully reusable" system to orbit will take $900,000 worth of propellant, Musk said earlier this week, according to Space.com.Factoring in operational expenses, the cost will be "like $2 million," he told US Air Force Lt. Gen. John Thompson, at the Air Force's Space Pitch Day, "much less than even a tiny rocket."On Thursday, Musk offered more detail in a response to a Twitter follower."The economics have to be something like that to build a self-sustaining city on Mars," he wrote, before noting that "a thousand ships" will be needed to create such a settlement.The average NASA launch costs $152 million, so Musk reckoned the Starship could get people to space for 1.3% of that, according to Futurism.
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Svensken Oskar Hjertonsson är medgrundare av och vd av Cornershop.Affärsidén går ut på att kunden kan beställa hem mat till dörren från butiker i sitt närområde.För drygt ett år sedan var Cornershop nära att köpas upp av amerikanska detaljhandelsjätten Walmart.Prislappen låg då på 225 miljoner dollar, det vill säga 2,2 miljarder kronor, för hela företaget.Men det mexikanska konkurrensverket satte stopp för affären ett drygt halvår senare.Läs mer: Delägaren om svenska miljardaffären: Uber betalade bättre än Walmart
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I have long been a fan of AMG's desire to shove powerful engines into every vehicle Mercedes-Benz can devise.Get Your Local Price Read Full ReviewFord shows off flock of F-150 and Mustang models headed to SEMA2020 Mazda CX-9 gets new standard features, but a hefty price bump2019 Volkswagen Tiguan earns Top Safety Pick Plus, but safety comes at a costGeneral Motors recalls 600,000-plus pickups, SUVs for unintentional braking
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You might have to grow another pair of ears in order to hear all the new true wireless earbuds headed your way this year.Latest to join the fray is gaming brand Razer, whose new Razer Hammerhead true wireless buds are squarely aimed at the mobile gamer.It's looking to set itself apart with a unique "Gaming Mode" built into the Hammerheads.This reduces audio lag to just 60ms using a customised ultra-low latency Bluetooth 5.0 connection.With mobile gaming a growing concern thanks to the success of PUBG Mobile and Fortnite, the thinking here is that having more accurate audio response will give you the edge during a mobile multiplayer match.Elsewhere, it's more or less business as usual for true wireless earbuds.
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Back when the moviegoing world was introduced to a Nic Cage-voiced, Nazi-punchin’, Rubik’s-cube-enchanted Spider-Man Noir in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Marvel Comics had the grand idea to kill the character off as part of Spidergeddon.The Peter Parker of Earth-90214 is coming back, and getting his own series to boot.Announced today by the official Marvel site, Spider-Man Noir will be a five-issue limited series penned by The Life of Captain Marvel’s Margaret Stohl, with art from Juan Ferreyra.Picking up from the events of Spider-Verse 5, set to release in February of 2020, Spider-Man Noir will be resurrected from his death at the hands of the Inheritors and back in his 1930s world, taking on the criminal underworld of New York.But the shadow-touched alleyways of NYC aren’t the only locale Noir will traverse in his new book—a new threat and a mysterious femme fatale will send Peter on a globe-trotting case that sees him leave the city that never sleeps behind for a while, heading first to London and then all over the world.It’s a smart move for Marvel to be shining a spotlight back on the other heroes of Into the Spider-Verse like they already are with Spider-Ham, even if it feels a little bit late to the game at this point.
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Has HBO show Silicon Valley ever made you wonder what it would be like to have your own company smack in the middle of the global tech hub?Even if you never get the chance to haggle with VCs or zoom a Tesla down Palo Alto streets, you can at least see the name of your fictional firm splashed across the show's iconic 10-second animated introduction.A Silicon Valley online name generator lets you put two words of your choice into the intricate title sequence, which over the seasons has featured rotating nods to real-life news, in-jokes, and the logos of companies including Google, YouTube, Facebook, Uber and HP.Once you've designed your creation, you can download it either as an image or a video.Your words show up in big red letters in the center of the colorful animation, where the show's name usually appears."Don't just watch Silicon Valley, BE the Valley," reads HBO's name generator, which is timed to promote the sixth and final season of the show about computer geeks trying to make it in Silicon Valley.
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Chinese social fitness app Keep is laying off a sizable portion of its employees after reportedly quadrupling its workforce just last year.Why it matters: Keep is joining a list of Chinese tech firms including Huawei, Didi, and knowledge-sharing site Zhihu in tightening headcount amid the country’s economic slowdown, compounded by a decline in outside investment referred to as “capital winter.”Fueled by “bubble-like” valuations from private investors, some Chinese tech firms expanded quickly to multiple businesses at a high cost.Details: Discussions about Keep’s layoffs have been circulating on the Chinese professional networking platform Maimai since Thursday.“I was notified that I was laid off at 2 a.m. on October 24, had a talk at 3 a.m. and asked to leave at 4 a.m.,” said a Maimai user who is a verified Keep employee.“The number of Keep colleagues in our working group dropped from 856 to 797, and this is going to continue tomorrow,” he said in the post.
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Det nederländska fartyget Melckmeyt förliste utanför den isländska kusten år 1659.Vraket är det äldsta identifierade fartygsvraket vid Island och är ovanligt välbevarat.Det tros ha varit ett nederländskt så kallat flöjtskepp som var vanliga under 1600-talet.På den tiden tillhörde Island Danmark, som hade monopol på den isländska handeln.Men några företagsamma handelsmän i Nederländerna försökte idka olaglig handel med islänningarna och skickade en liten flotta av olicensierade skepp under falsk dansk flagg.Under två dagar kämpade de 15 besättningsmännen för att hindra fartyget från att förlisa.
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“Putting a research ship to sea can cost tens of thousands of dollars or pounds a day”A global group has formed in order to build the world’s first fully-size autonomous research vessel, which will recreate the 1620 journey of the Mayflower colony ship.IBM, the University of Plymouth and marine research firm ProMare have begun the development of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) which will attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean in September of 2020.The ship will be equipped with IBM Power System accelerated servers as well as RADAR, automated identification systems and LIDAR sensors.These sensors on the vessel will help it navigate the ocean enabling it to detect hazards like ships, buoys and debris.That data will be crunched by the on-board servers allowing the ship to determine the best course forward at an optimal speed.
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In a recent blog post on the Mozilla Security Blog, the Firefox-maker revealed the steps it has taken to protect users from code injection attacks by making its browser more secure.The company has hardened its browser by removing “potentially dangerous artifiacts” from the Firefox codebase, including inline scripts and eval()-like functions, according to the firm's platform security and privacy engineer Christoph Kerschbaumer.Inline scripts were removed in an effort to improve the protection of Firefox's 'about' protocol which is often referred to as about: pages.These about: pages allow users to do things such as display network information, view how their browser is configured and see which plug-ins they've installed.However, since these about: pages are written in HTML and JavaScript, they employ the same security used by web pages, which are also vulnerable to code injection attacks.For instance, an attacker could inject code into an about:page and use it to change configuration settings in Firefox.
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(Reuters) — Facebook’s ambitious efforts to establish a global digital currency called Libra suffered severe setbacks on Friday, as major payment companies including Mastercard and Visa quit the group behind the project.The two companies announced they would leave the association Friday afternoon, as did eBay, Stripe, and Latin American payments company Mercado Pago.They join PayPal which exited the group a week ago, as global regulators continue to air concerns about the project.The latest exodus leaves the Libra Association without any remaining major payments companies as members, meaning it can no longer count on a global player to help consumers turn their currency into Libra and facilitate transactions.The remaining association members, including Lyft and Vodafone, consist mainly of venture capital, telecommunications, blockchain and technology companies, as well as nonprofit groups.“We will continue to evaluate and our ultimate decision will be determined by a number of factors, including the Association’s ability to fully satisfy all requisite regulatory expectations.”
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You can make photos look absolutely incredible with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, but only if you know what you’re doing.Whether it’s for killing it on Insta or trying to sell your snaps professionally, This extremely powerful software is well worth harnessing.That’s especially true when you can get over $500 of training for a mere $29, which brings us to a Tech Deals promotion on the Ultimate Adobe Photo Editing Bundle.This package of online training kits is on offer today.This bundle is a real goldmine of beginner-friendly tips and tricks.You’ve already got a hot smartphone camera, now you can get the skills to retouch and enhance your images in any way you please.
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For home entertainment fanatics looking to upgrade their 4K TVs into quantum color display without shelling out more than $1,000, now is the time as Best Buy cuts $300 off this Vizio 55-inch M558-G1 M-Series quantum 4K TV.It is currently on sale for only $500 from its original price of $800, so you can experience more colors in your 4K TV under $500 value.The Vizio M-Series quantum 4K TV is one of the first to use the innovative quantum dot technology, which displays the cinematic color concentration of more than 1 billion colors gathered inside a single TV set.With its compact and modern finish, the Vizio M-Series Quantum 4K TV will be a great centerpiece in your entertainment room.It has 178-degrees of horizontal and vertical viewing angles that still deliver clear images for viewers near the side of the TV.This Vizio 4K TV also has the Dolby Vision HDR feature that reveals a broader spectrum of colors and detail, to give you an entire theater-like experience without leaving your home.
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Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Microsoft announced quite a lineup of interesting devices this week — going by the numbers, the company introduced more brand-new devices than it did updates to existing ones.But that stuff's not going to be available for another year, so let's focus on something you'll be able to buy this November: The Surface Pro X.In many ways, this new device is a Surface Pro lookalike, albeit significantly more sleek.In almost every respect, the Surface Pro X has a more appealing look than Microsoft's signature Surface Pro laptop/tablet hybrid lineup.That is, except for one thing...
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(Reuters) — U.S. regulators are looking into parking lot crashes involving Tesla cars driving themselves to their owners using the company’s Smart Summon feature, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday.On its website, Tesla’s description of Summon reads: “Your parked car will come find you anywhere in a parking lot.We are in ongoing contact with the company and we continue to gather information.Safety is NHTSA’s top priority and the agency will not hesitate to act if it finds evidence of a safety-related defect.”Tesla did not respond to a request for comment, but Chief Executive Elon Musk on Wednesday tweeted that there were more than 550,000 Smart Summon uses in the first few days.Tesla says users of Smart Summon should have a clear line of sight and check the surroundings.
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Audio company Marshall has taken the wraps off its latest pair of retro-styled wireless headphones, the Marshall Major III.The latest model brings a design very similar to the two iterations before it but adds one very key feature: support for Google Assistant.Users are able to summon the personal assistant by pressing the unique golden joystick button located on one of the earcups.Marshall has launched a wide line of Bluetooth speakers and headphone products that feature the retro look of the company’s classic audio gear.The Marshall Major III Bluetooth headphones are the latest item in this wireless lineup, bringing an on-ear design with black leather earcups and headband, as well as a classic Marshall logo and golden joystick button.The biggest addition to the headphone line is the inclusion of Google Assistant, which can be accessed by pressing the joystick.
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It's easy to turn off the zoom feature on your iPhone in the device's Settings app, or by connecting your iPhone to iTunes and unchecking the zoom option there.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Your iPhone makes it easy to zoom in and take a closer look at text or photos.And when you enable the zoom feature in your Accessibility settings, using three fingers on the screen, you can double-tap to zoom in or out, drag to move around the screen, or tap and drag to adjust the view.Many find this helpful when reading, navigating the web, or using apps that don't offer a zoom function on photos or instructions.However, the zoom feature can also get in the way when trying to send text messages or view pages normally.
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If you are planning on taking advantage of Nintendo’s latest release the Switch Lite, the SanDisk 512 GB memory card is a great choice and the perfect companion to your new console.Amazon is slashing the price of a bunch of its SD cards but the best deal is on the 512GB The SanDisk 512GB is an easy-to-use device that has received great reviews from customers thanks to its straight forward function and easy to use style.Looking to supercharge the storage of your smartphone, tablet, gaming device, or camera?Suitable for Android tablets and smartphones, the SanDisk 512GB memory card is unfortunately not iOS compatible.Thanks to a transfer read speed of 100 MB/s, the device allows you to transfer up to 1,000 photographs per minute.With SanDisk, there’s no space for extended loading times, which is why its A-1 rated performance means you’ll never be slowed down and can load apps onto your device at exactly the speed you need.
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The game, named "Untitled Goose Game," just launched on Nintendo Switch and PC/Mac for $20.Because of what it is: An opportunity to mess with people unapologetically — as a horrible, no-good goose with an attitude problem."As a contrarian, I wanted to hate goose game," model and TV star Chrissy Teigen wrote on Twitter this weekend.Between September 20 and the onset of October, "Untitled Goose Game" rose from obscurity to celebrity.Here's the deal with "Untitled Goose Game," available for $20 on the Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac:Everything in "Untitled Goose Game" — from the art style to the controls — is blessedly accessible.
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Boeing, already having taken a $4.9 billion after-tax charge this year amid the ongoing fallout from two deadly 737 Max crashes, now has problems with a different line of planes.Per CNN, the Federal Aviation Administration is ordering inspections of 737 Next Generation models (737-600, 737-700, 737-800, and 737-900) after Boeing reported that it had discovered certain planes had developed severe “structural cracks.” According to KOMO, the issue is specifically the pickle fork, a critical part that essentially keeps the wings attached to the plane and is designed to withstand the pressure of tens of thousands of takeoffs:A pickle fork is the part that helps attach a plane’s fuselage to its wing structure.There could be dire results if the pickle fork system on the jet fails in flight.One found earlier in month, now more on other planes.Boe & FAA scrambling to find extent of problem.
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Virgin Media's promised Gigabit internet trial has finally gone live in Southampton, and to celebrate, Craig David is putting on a free gig, because who the hell would pay for that?The initial trial too place in Papworth for just 50 homes, with Southampton's trial announced just a few months ago.The service has now gone live in over 100,000 homes in the city, which is the first to experience Virgin's super snappy speeds that are reportedly 20 times faster than the UK's average broadband speed.A second city is on the cards and will be going live in the next few weeks."By launching our hyperfast Gig1 services in Southampton today, we’re marking the start of next-generation gigabit connectivity across our entire network at a speed and scale unmatched by anyone else," said Virgin Media COO, Jeff Dodds."This service is more than 20 times faster than the UK’s average broadband speed, meaning that households can do everything they want to do online, at the same time, without delay and are well set for whatever comes next.
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Tvärtom kan det leda till bättre lösningar och resultat.Han var med andra ord även en mästare på att prokrastinera, alltså skjuta upp saker.Han hade visserligen ingen tajt deadline, men den långa processen visar att det kan löna sig att bearbeta en idé innan ett bra resultat nås.I stället för att tvinga fram ett resultat ägnade han sig åt andra projekt, och lärde sig mer om exempelvis ljus och perspektiv.Enligt Jeremie Bacon, vd för mjukvaruleverantören Imagineer Technology Group, kan även förhalningstaktik underlätta kreativa processer på jobbet.I en artikel i Fast Company ger han sina tips på hur det görs på rätt sätt:
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On Monday, Andrei Tyurin, a 35-year-old Russian national, pleaded guilty in New York to charges of computer intrusion, bank and wire fraud, and online gambling in connection with a sustained hacking campaign targeting US financial institutions."Andrei Tyurin’s extensive hacking campaign targeted major financial institutions, brokerage firms, news agencies, and other companies," said Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman in a statement.The hacking campaign, which allegedly involved at least three other individuals – Israelis Gery Shalon and Ziv Orenstein and American Joshua Samuel Aaron – spanned from 2012 through mid-2015.It affected about 100 million customers of US banks, brokerage firms, publishers and other companies, including E-Trade Financial, Fidelity Investments, and Dow Jones & Co.In 2014, the four are accused of pwning JP Morgan Chase, resulting in the exposure of person data tied to 83 million accounts – name, street address, phone number and email address.That particular cyber attack was reportedly made possible by the firm's failure to activate two-factor authentication on a key JP Morgan server.
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The Tokyo District Court has acquitted three former Tokyo Electric Power Company executives charged with criminal negligence leading to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.On Thursday, the Japanese court ruled that ex-TEPCO chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, along with former vice-presidents Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto, were not criminally responsible for deaths and injuries caused by the nuclear disaster, reports the Japan Times.The unprecedented triple disaster started on 11 March 2011, when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan.The Associated Press reports that prosecuting attorneys were asking that each of the three TEPCO executives receive five-year prison sentences, saying they failed to predict the scale of the tsunami and for failing to implement the required countermeasures to protect the plant, such as building a seawall of sufficient height.By failing to do so, prosecutors argued, the executives were professionally negligent, leading to the disaster and the required evacuations.Katsumata, Takekuro, and Muto were also accused of being criminally responsible for the deaths of 44 elderly patients who had to be evacuated from a nearby hospital.
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