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Yet Virtzilla still won't say how many paying punters are actually using its Amazonian cloud VMware has made some notable tweaks to its AWS-powered cloud service.…
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One of the problems of being Huawei is that due to U.S. sanctions, its smartphones are deprived of the store of applications and services created ... The post Huawei Enjoy 20s is coming soon with Dimensity 800 SoC and 5G support appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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The court ruled Tesla pushed unfulfilled promises and reiterated the features spoken of aren't even legal in Germany.
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Costco decided not to wait on Black Friday before trotting out its mammoth holiday-savings catalog, which includes both in-store and online deals available right now and more that will arrive on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.Now might be the time to sign up.Don't have time to pore through that big catalog yourself?No problem, we did it for you and found a handful of deals we thinkg are worth your time.These are the items you can get right now (with a Costco membership, of course), and through Nov. 21.To find out what's coming closer to Black Friday, scroll down a bit.
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Data integration solutions come in one of three categories.First there’s old school data integration solutions created in the 1990s from the EAI movement, now expanded to include public cloud computing domains.Second, newer cloud-based iPaaS (integration platforms as a service) solutions built from the ground up as on-demand integration servers hosted on the open Internet, but existing outside of public cloud providers.[ The essentials from InfoWorld: How to choose the right data-integration tools • How Cosmos DB ensures data consistency in the global cloud.The old school data integration solution is typically not desirable for cloud computing, considering that cloud-based integration is often an afterthought.That said, many of these solutions are already installed and are very difficult to unseat without a tremendous amount of cost and risk.
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Among other things, the presentation indicates the company plans to focus on working with large companies, a customer group that co-CEO Artie Minson told Business Insider earlier this year is critical for growth.The company was criticized for not publishing such numbers in its filing to go public, an effort it ultimately cancelled in the face of investor resistance.The 49-slide presentation, which dates from mid-October, offers data about its operations that the company didn't include in the filings it made for its now-aborted initial public offering.The turnaround plan it lays out is an early version of one that is still in the works, a source said.In the document, the company's new leadership also outlined plans to sell or dispose of non-core investments, including wave pool company Wavegarden, women-focused coworking company The Wing, and online group organizer Meetup.Since mid-October, WeWork has moved to cut or downsize some of those businesses, initiating layoffs at coding bootcamp Flatiron School on Thursday and at Meetup on Monday and putting the company's private plane up for sale, as Business Insider previously reported.
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Ska vi ta bilen till kvartersbutiken för att köpa ett bröd som fattas?I helsidesannonser i Ny Teknik för en ny elhybrid marknadsförs bilen som transportmedel för korta resor under fem kilometer, vilka är mer än hälften av alla resor.Uppmaningen görs trots att just dessa korta bilresor borde ersättas med gång, cykel eller kollektivtrafik.Trafikplanerarna vill minska trängsel, köer och kostnader för infrastruktur, stadsplanerare vill minska buller och förfulning av stadsbilden och folkhälsoansvariga ser att fetma, diabetes och hjärt- kärlsjukdomar då skulle minska.Istället lyfter annonsen fram bilen som passande för just de korta resorna och normaliserar därigenom en ohälsosam livsstil som ger ett stort antal människor ett kortare liv.Att cykla fem kilometer till affären i 20 km/tim och hem igen tar 30 minuter.
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If you’re a vegan or vegetarian (or, heck, just someone who can go one meal without chowing down on animal flesh), you may have come across burger joints swapping out the traditional meat patty for a juicy portobello mushroom in a burger.The deceptively named foodie startup Meati Foods takes this meat alternative approach to the next level, however.As the latest company to enter the increasingly crowded fake meat market, they have developed a foodstuff they claim both looks and tastes like a steak, but is actually made entirely from mushroom.In doing so, Meati hopes to challenge the might (or is that meat?)Meati Foods’ co-founders met at the University of Colorado.According to their website they, “connected over a few beers and realized their shared passion for helping people and the planet through engineering and science.”
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a Wide partnership is a prerequisite for the development of future technologies. "We are working closely with our clients today and in the future it will become even more important," says Mikael Erlandsson, a user researcher in the DURING which develops and manufactures thermal imaging infrared cameras. " I was launched DURING the eu digitisation of work for about three years. "We have always been the world leader in thermal imaging cameras, but we have to be at least as good as in the supplemental digital content," says Sarah Haack.She explains that the FLIR is in the midst of a transition, which is going to be solely focused on the hardware, that is to say, the cameras also include digital product portfolio. "We need to work closely with our colleagues who are developing the cameras, and those of our clients who are going to use them," says Sarah Haack.
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Airbnb has announced a new safety initiative for its customers that calls for verifying every single Airbnb listing around the globe.The safety updates include 100% verification of listings, a guest money-back guarantee, a 24/7 Neighbor Hotline, and risk scoring.The company talked about the updates in a letter written by Brian Chesky, Airbnb co-founder, CEO, and head of community, and published on Wednesday, November 6.“The world moves at the speed of trust, and the more trust that exists, the more access we can all have,” Chesky wrote.“Airbnb is founded on trust, and our vision depends on us continuing to increase this in our community.”Chesky said by December 2020, every home and host on Airbnb’s network of over 7 million listings would receive a verification for accuracy and quality standards.
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A team of researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Electro-Communications in Japan found that many of the most popular smart speakers mistake laser signals for audio, according to Wired.By changing the laser frequency to match that of a human voice, the researchers were able to send silent signals to control a Google Home and an Amazon Echo.This vulnerability could be exploited by hackers so long as the device is within line of sight, including through windows.This finding represents yet another growing pain as smart speaker companies push to accelerate adoption of the devices.Commercial smart speakers are still relatively new — the Amazon Echo has only been around since 2014 and the Google Home since 2016.As such, the companies are still grappling with some design flaws.
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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has reported new car sales numbers for October, and the numbers are pretty grim across the board for all but the electric segment of the market; which it would seem is finally seeing sales numbers that approximate the electric powertrain hype.Total car sales for October were 6.7 per cent lower than in the same month of 2018, reflecting "political uncertainty" and the lack of confidence of punters when it comes to imagining how they're going to pay off their lovely new car leases when/if the country self-immolates in the near future.But for cars that are "alternatively fuelled" – which means battery-only vehicles and the strange world of the, ahem, self-charging hybrid – the news is great for once, with sales of full or part electric models now accounting for 9.9 per cent of the entire market.And the majority of that growth has come courtesy of the full electric sector too, which recorded a staggering 151.8 per cent year-on-year growth, as EVs continue to benefit from the arrival of Tesla's Model 3 and rafts of new Hyundai and Kia models arriving with larger ranges, bigger batteries and lower prices.
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Micro USB is looking decidedly long in the tooth, and if you’re like me, one of the only reasons you still have those cables around at all is to charge your game controllers.In the box, you get a braided USB-A to USB-C charging cable, which at nine feet is plenty long enough to reach from your console to your couch.Of course, you also can use your phone, tablet, MacBook or any other USB-C charger and cable combo to power up the Elite 2, which is why it’s such a nice upgrade.This is big for one other key reason: Apple recently added Xbox controller compatibility to its iPad lineup, which also charges via USB-C. That’s what makes this the perfect controller for anyone looking to turn their tablets into a portable gaming powerhouse, as it reduces the amount of kit you need to pack when you want to grab the controller and have a good option for digging into some iPad gaming.New to this generation, you can even adjust the resistance of the thumbsticks, which is immensely useful if you’re a frequent player of first-person shooter (FPS) games, for instance.This lets you tune the sensitivity of the sticks to help ensure you’re able to find the right balance of sensitivity versus resistance for accurate aiming, and it should help pros and enthusiasts make the most of their own individual play style.
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There’s too much hype about mythical “10X developers.” Everyone’s desperate to hire these “ninja rockstars.” In reality, it’s smarter to find ways of deleting annoying chores for the coders you already have.CTO.ai claims it can turn a days-long process like setting up a Kubernetes cluster into a 15-minute task even sales people can handle.What’s remarkable about CTO.ai is that amidst a frothy funding environment, the 60-person team quietly bootstrapped its way to profitability over the past two years.But after a chance meeting aboard a plane connected its high school dropout founder Kyle Campbell with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, CTO.ai just raised a $7.5 million seed round led by Slack Fund and Tiger Global.“Building tools that streamline software development is really expensive for companies, especially when they need their developers focused on building features and shipping to customers,” Campbell tells me.Teaching snakes to eat elephants
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Today we’re taking a peek at a number of images of the next-generation Motorola device called RAZR.But wait, you might be saying, didn’t we already have a Motorola RAZR, more than once?In this case, the brand seems to draw on that memory of the radical-looking flip-phone, moving forward with the latest hardware technology to make the device’s form factor better than ever before.RAZR phone had physical buttons aplenty.It had numbers, it had a hinge, it had a variety of case colors.Here with Motorola’s newest device, the focus seems to be on the display.
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Vintage Electric announced a limited edition high-performance e-bike just ahead of the November 15, 2019, theater release of Ford v Ferrari.The film recounts the full-on effort by Carroll Shelby to build a Ford racecar to take on Ferrari, the perennial winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.The Vintage Electric Shelby is a 36-mph e-bike with paint, finishes, and design details closely fashioned after the auto builder’s personal 289 Cobra.Vintage Electric founder and lead designer Andrew Davidge consulted with Aaron Shelby, the auto legend’s grandson while developing the limited edition.Inspired by the 289 Cobra, the Vintage Electric Shelby has matching blue metallic N6 paint with matte black racing stripes, the Shelby logo, and Cobra badging.Like Shelby Cobras, Vintage Electric builds e-bikes for speed and high-performance.
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As reported by Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime is expected to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015.If you want to cover all your security bases, the KeepSolid App Bundle Ft. VPN Unlimited is equipped with several effective tools.For a limited time, you can get this package deal for 90% off.The first tool in your arsenal is VPN Unlimited, an award-winning VPN solution with more than 10 million customers globally.With this VPN, you’ll get access to over 1,000 servers in more than 70 countries on up to five devices.There are numerous other perks a VPN can offer, as we outline in our guide.
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Together, experts from UVA's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center and the Department of Biomedical Engineering hope to uncover the disease's origin and development.According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women, and coronary heart disease, a type of cardiovascular disease also known as "heart artery plaque" or "hardening of the arteries," claims over 370,000 lives annually."Identifying new approaches to address cardiovascular disease promises to provide added benefit in terms of treatment and prevention," said Dr. Coleen McNamara, Frances Myers Ball professor of internal medicine at the UVA School of Medicine."We are grateful to the UVA Center for Engineering in Medicine for the seed grant that funded work to generate key feasibility data for this successful grant application."Combining their disciplines of medicine and engineering, they will develop a technique to investigate the cellular and molecular processes behind the deadly buildup of plaque in the arteries, called atherosclerosis.Dr. McNamara's group is credited with discovering a link to cardiovascular disease on the ID3 gene: a genetic variation called a "single nucleotide polymorphism."
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Today the folks at Xiaomi decided to tease a new device that’ll be revealed on November 5th, 2019.Previous code leaks suggest that Xiaomi’s likely set to reveal a “Mi Watch” that’s also been referred to with the name “Mi Wear”.Xiaomi uses the name “Mi” quite a bit, and previously had (and still has) an app called Mi Fit for their “Mi Band” devices.Now they may be stepping up a bit in the world.Mentions of the watch name come from 9to5Google earlier this year – back in September.This new tip from Xiaomi shows a device that looks a whole lot like an Apple Watch.
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Samsung’s development team is quite busy with the introduction of Android 10 and One UI 2.0 for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 family, there’s still room for improvements in their current software.Based on this, German and Swiss owners of the Galaxy S10 are receiving a new interesting update that introduces slow-motion video recording in the selfie camera.But that’s not the only feature coming with this update.In addition to the slow-mo video mode, the new build also introduces Auto-Hotspot.The name is self-explanatory, it’s a quick way to share your mobile connection with nearby devices logged in the same Samsung account.The changelog also mentions improvements made in the device’s fingerprint scanner.
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The sub-brand fastly got a place in the heart of Indian customers with its powerful-capable smartphones and good value for money.This year, the company established its presence and started its international campaign.According to Counterpoint’s Q3 2019 Global Smartphone Shipments report, Realme was the fastest-growing smartphone brand.Besides, the company appeared on the top 10 chart, sitting at the number 7 spot.According to the research, Realme crossed the 10 million shipments milestone during the July-September period.That results in a jaw-dropping 808% year over year growth.
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“Slick, speedy, but lacking in stamina, the Pixel 4 comes oh so close to greatness.”The Google Pixel 4 is flawed.I was hoping for the limited edition Oh So Orange, which went to my colleague and his Pixel 4 XL.We’ve seen this concept before, but I expect Google to have done it better — after all, Project Soli has been running for years.It will also bring the screen to life or put it to sleep based on your proximity.More exciting is the idea of gestures you can employ to control functionality, but Google is starting small, so you can wave to cut the volume of a call or snooze an alarm, and you can wave to skip forward or back through the tracks when you’re playing music.
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Here, Google’s scientists have been toiling to create a computer processor that can solve a problem that’s too hard for the world’s best supercomputers.While classical computers use transistors to represent data in zeroes and ones, quantum computers represent data using artificial atoms, called qubits.They take on zero or one and produce long strings of binary code just like classical computers do, but during the calculation, they can take on states between zero and one, which determine how likely you are to get zero or one on the final measurement.Not only does current travel without resistance through these systems, but it’s almost as if the whole unit acts like a single electron.Each plus sign touches four other plus signs in a lattice shape.The environment is progressively colder with each tier until it’s at the 15-milliKelvin operating temperature.
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The new smartphones have arrived at two wallet-friendly price points.The Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 were revealed at IFA 2019 last month, where we got the lowdown on both devices.Both handsets feature a 6.3-inch screen with HDR 10 and Full HD support - Full HD+ in the case of the 7.2 - and are available in 4GB and 6GB RAM storage options.They'll both run Android 9 out of the box, and as they're Android One, they'll be ready to transition to Android 10 fairly quickly.The 7.2 is the more expensive, at £249.99.You can pick it up in Cyan Green, Charcoal, or Ice, at Argos, Amazon, JLP, SDG and AO Mobile.
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Apple is expected to release a new version of its low-cost iPhone SE next year, according to multiple reports from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and the newspaper Nikkei Asian Review.Here's a look at everything we've heard about it so far based on recent reports.Apple typically launches its new flagship iPhones every September.The California-based tech giant is expected to launch a new version of its smaller, less expensive iPhone SE for the first time since 2016, according to reports from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Nikkei Asian Review.Such a launch would give Apple more room to compete with Android phone makers like Samsung and Google, both of which offer inexpensive alternatives to their pricey flagships.Read more: Apple may launch a new version of its tiny, cheap iPhone from 3 years ago, and it could be just as crucial for Apple's business as the iPhone 11
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement is renewing a contract with GitHub, in a deal said to be worth less than $200,000 to the Microsoft-owned company.In response, over 150 GitHub employees, including a vice president, signed a letter asking the company to cancel its contract with ICE, the Washington Post's Nitasha Tiku reported.All it does is make us complicit in their widespread human rights abuses," said the open letter.GitHub, the Microsoft-owned code-sharing service that forms the backbone of the open source software world, is under scrutiny for a customer deal with Immigration and Customs Enforcement — the agency charged with enforcing the Trump administration's controversial immigration policies.Friedman said that the contract was actually handled through one of GitHub's reseller partners, and was originally signed in April 2016, though in August the company learned it was up for renewal.While GitHub and Microsoft oppose the current administration on immigration policies like family separation at the border and ending DACA, the company can't be responsible for what its customers use its products and services for, Friedman said.
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The company on Monday projected a 56% drop in third-quarter operating profit to about 7.7 trillion won ($6.4 billion).It also said its revenue slid 5.3% to 62 trillion won ($51.8 billion).Both amounts are slightly better than what analysts expected, according to Thomson Reuters, but they mark a sharp reversal from the same period a year ago -- Samsung's best ever.Samsung didn't say what impacted its results, but it's likely being hurt by a declining prices for its chips, as well as weakness in the phone market.Samsung not only uses processors it manufactures in its own devices but also sells them to customers like Apple.Samsung is best known as the world's biggest phone and TV maker, but it also sells more memory chips than any other company on the planet.
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The conversation surrounding geoengineering can be divided into two broad categories: carbon capture and storage (CCS), which sucks carbon out of the air and stores it as liquid or rock, and solar radiation management (SRM), in which reflective particles known as aerosols are injected into the sky to reflect sunlight.Both of these are extremely nascent technologies, and SRM is by far the riskier proposition.The longstanding opposition to this mitigation method from the environmental left isn’t based in fear of the technology, but rather distaste for the people advancing it.CCS research has long been a pet project of the fossil fuel industry, a last ditch effort to buy themselves some time and maximise their profits.The International Energy Association recommends that 3,500 CCS plants be operating by 2050 in order for the world to stay within 2 degrees Celsius of warming, but at the moment only 22 facilities are expected to be operational by 2020.Holly Jean Buck, a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA who studies emerging environmental technologies, believes that geoengineering strategies are being too quickly dismissed by environmental activists.
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Google's security researchers said Thursday that they have found a new Android exploit that lets hackers take over a person's phone.The Project Zero team discovered the vulnerability in late September.They've already seen evidence of the exploit being used in the real world before it could be patched, making it what's known as a zero-day vulnerability.The exploit is in Android's operating system kernel code and, if abused, hackers could get root access to a victim's phone.The vulnerability, however, requires action from users -- such as downloading malicious software -- before a hacker can takeover a phone.It can also be combined with a second exploit that targets the Chrome browser for a web-based attack.
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Today's list is headlined by a discount on the 128GB variant of Apple's 10.2-inch iPad, which is currently down to $399.99 from its standard $429.But it increases the display size from 9.7 inches to 10.2 inches, now works with Apple's Smart Keyboard—which remains fine as a keyboard but generally causes less friction than a Bluetooth keyboard—and bumps up the RAM from 2GB to 3GB, which makes multitasking with the new and improved iPadOS more manageable.If you don't need a new iPad, though, we also have deals on Vizio and Samsung 4K TVs, robot vacuums, Philips Hue smart bulbs, and more.Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs.Top 10 deals of the dayLaptop and desktop PC deals
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