Michael Nicewander

Michael Nicewander

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If I could use one word to describe the current meatless market, it would be froth.WeWork didn’t invent coworking spaces.Regus was offering them for 20 years when WeWork came along and slapped some fresh paint on their old model.A little reclaimed wood here, a craft beer keg there, and the coworking concept enjoyed a full-scale glow-up, complete with a $40 billion valuation.Market forces also played to their advantage, as they launched when the gig economy was on the rise, particularly among millennial workers looking for less corporate workspaces.That’s why the WeWork mission isn’t to offer office space, it’s to “elevate the world’s consciousness” (a lofty goal for any brand, let alone a glorified meeting room with taxidermy).
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How many times can your current power bank recharge your phone?If it’s less than five, you either have an insane phone battery or a weak power bank.You can store more energy and charge through more adventures with the massive 26,800mAh SolarJuice portable battery for just $39.95 with a promo code.Portable batteries keep getting bigger and bigger.Why carry a 10,000mAh power pack when you could carry a 26,800mAh battery?The SolarJuice battery can charge my Samsung Galaxy S10 nearly eight times.
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The stable version of MIUI 11 started rolling out in mid-October.As of now, many Xiaomi smartphones (especially the flagships) are already receiving this update.However, a recent schedule shows that the company will roll out this update to 15 more models from the Xiaomi and Redmi brands.Interestingly, this second batch contains a few mid-range and entry-level devices.Note that this schedule is rolling out in China.Nevertheless, a global release shouldn’t be far away
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A species of worm that can infect human eyes has done it again, and this time it chose a 68-year-old woman from the US state of Nebraska.The woman is thought to be only the second human victim of these worms ever documented.But the incident signals they could become an emerging parasitic disease in the US.The woman’s doctors described the disturbing details of the case in a paper published this October in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also contributed to the paper.That’s because, a month later, an irritation in her right eye led her to the horrifying discovery of a tiny roundworm.
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Blizzard Entertainment is rethinking many of the gameplay tenants that served as the foundation of WoW during its current expansion, Battle for Azeroth.This includes a focus on character specializations (specs) rather than their broader classes, systems designed to make leveling new characters inconvenient, and the pruning of abilities in an attempt to not overwhelm players with too many buttons to press.At BlizzCon 2019 in Anaheim, California earlier this month, I interviewed Shadowlands senior game producer Shani Edwards and lead game designer Morgan Day about World of Warcraft’s eighth expansion and all the ways it stands apart from its predecessor.I don’t want to go into specifics about how far ahead, but it’s definitely planned pretty far in advance.Day: One of the four areas that we’re going to explore, Maldraxxus, I call it the most metal zone.GamesBeat: You want it to be dark and dreary, but you probably don’t want every zone to be death, death, death.
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Throughout the years, Fossil has attempted to stand out in a sea of other watches through its hybrid lines – devices that look like conventional watches but have the feature sets of smartwatches.Today, the company announced its new Hybrid HR smartwatches, which are comprised of two lines: Hybrid HR Collider, which is aimed at men, and Hybrid HR Charter, which is aimed at women.Design seems to be the major difference between the Collider and Charter lines, as Collider watches available with dark brown leather, smoke stainless steel, and black silicone bands.The Charter line, on the other hand, is available with black leather and rose gold-tone stainless steel mesh bands.Regardless of the watch you ultimately choose, you’ll get an always-on display that can be customized by changing up the background and dial elements.The display will surface message, call, and app notifications, but you can also use it to show things like weather and a second time zone, if you wish.
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It's the merry month of November, meaning everyone is gearing up to face the frenzy that is the Black Friday sale period.This year, that falls at the end of the month, on November 29, to be precise.While it might be tempting to wait until the big sale comes around, particularly when it comes to investing in something as expensive as a laptop, you don't necessarily need to wait.Dell Australia always has discounts of some kind on its site, meaning it's often possible to find a bargain on a top-specced laptop from amongst its wide range of Ultrabooks and 2-in-1s.Some of this week's discounts are particularly noteworthy, particularly because the sale includes an amazing offer on our all-time favourite laptop, the Dell XPS 13.Keep in mind that these offers end on Thursday, November 7, so get a wriggle on if you're keen on saving some dosh on a new PC, laptop or monitor.
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On top of all the Visual Studio announcements at Ignite 2019 in Orlando today, Microsoft also shared some notable improvements to Visual Studio IntelliCode, which uses AI to offer intelligent suggestions that improve code quality and productivity.IntelliCode now supports whole-line completions and features dynamic refactoring detection.This is a continuation of Microsoft’s strategy of applying AI “to the entire application developer lifecycle.”IntelliCode is trained on over 14,000 public code repositories to understand how APIs are used.But Amanda Silver, a director of Microsoft’s developer division, told VentureBeat that IntelliCode can now learn from your own code, too.“In addition to learning from the public repos on GitHub, we’ll also be able to learn from keystrokes as you type,” Silver told VentureBeat.
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Blizzcon 2019 has started with a bang, with the announcement of Diablo 4.The much-awaited entry into the franchise seems to be pulling no punches this time around.The title was announced with a gruesomely beautiful trailer in which three ill-fated travelers are sacrificed to summon the game’s villain, Lilith.She is described as the mother, the creator of Sanctuary.Darkness, World, and Legacy are the pillars of Diablo 4.Blood, Gore, and the occult will be core to the visual style and overall aesthetics of the game.
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The company has announced a series of new unlimited plans that start at $65 for a single line, or $35 per line with four lines.There are actually three new unlimited plans on offer — including the Unlimited Starter plan, the Unlimited Extra plan, and the Unlimited Elite plan.AT isn’t the first provider to offer a range of unlimited plans — Verizon has done the same, offering unlimited data in each, but different perks depending on the plan you go for.As the name suggests, the AT Unlimited Starter plan is the least expensive, coming in at $65 for one line, or $35 per line for four lines, bringing the total to $140.This plan offers unlimited talk, text, and data in North America, but that’s about it — so if you want anything extra, you’ll have to upgrade to another one of the AT Unlimited plans.Unlimited Starter will be available starting on November 3.
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Lightyear claims to have achieved a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.20.To put that in perspective, a Tesla Model S has a Cd of 0.23, while a Toyota Prius has a Cd of 0.24 — and those are two of the most aerodynamic conventional cars in production.Getting a lower Cd with four doors and five seats is a major achievement.The Volkswagen XL1 had a lower Cd of 0.19, but that car was a tiny two-seater, with the seats staggered to make the body as narrow as possible.Drag is the term for the resistance caused by air flowing over the car.Better aerodynamics came about in part because of the car’s elongated shape, which was needed to house the solar panels, according to Lightyear.
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Join us and Qumulo next month to explore and discuss digital strategy to data practicalityWebcast Let’s keep this simple.You’re looking to move to the cloud because you know just how powerful the model can be.You’ve seen what's possible when you harness the wealth of data now available to your applications.You’re looking to deliver on your digital transformation goals, respond to new business opportunities, and disrupt your entire market.Yes, you want it all, and why not?
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Xbox All Access is coming to the UK, Microsoft announced this morning.Players can spread out the cost of a console, a Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live with discounted monthly payments over two years.The base bundle starts at £17.99, and there will be the option to upgrade your Xbox All Access Xbox One X to the Project Scarlett when it launches late 2020.
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Issue trigged by how “certain network traffic conditions interact with our firewalls”Mimecast has blamed a series of intermittent service disruptions over recent weeks on network/firewall issues and says it is urgently working on a permanent fix, with the email resilience provider’s CEO Peter Bauer taking to the company’s website with a recorded video apology in an attempt to placate irate customers.The $340 by revenue company (fiscal year ended March 2019) processes approximately 1.2 billion emails per day for 34,400 customers globally.It integrates with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365 and Google Apps to provide email security, archiving and continuity services in the event of primary email service outages.In recent weeks US-based users in particular have faced email delivery issues, and also been unable to access Mimecast’s administration center.The issue became particularly pronounced on October 23-24, with mail flow drying up for hours.
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A health care algorithm used in hospitals across the U.S. has been discriminating against black patients, according to new research.The study found that the algorithm consistently prioritised less-sick white patients and screened out black patients from a programme meant to help people who need more intensive care.Predictive algorithms have found their way into many areas of society, including health care.According to the authors behind the new paper, though, researchers have rarely had the opportunity to study up close how and why bias can creep into these algorithms.Many algorithms are proprietary, meaning the exact details of how they were programmed – including the sources of data used to train them – are off-limits to independent scientists.The authors looked at data from an algorithm developed by the company Optum that’s widely used in hospitals and health care centres, including the hospital where some of the authors worked.
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At the beginning of the year, Sphero out a small robotic vehicles, which are financed by a crowdfunding campaign, which appears to have been a success.Now the Sphero rolling robot, the RVR is, that it can be read as "rover" and, in his own store, in which those who have not jumped on the crowdfunding campaign to buy it.the RVR is a programmable robot, in which the user can modda, both hardware and software.There is, for example, will be able to provide the RVR with a robotic arm, a camera, or anything else, and how these devices will behave in a way, the user may then, himself, program the associated application.When the Sphero has launched an RVR of the Kickstarter were able to buy it for $ 200 but it is not just the cost that is now $ 250.below are found in a introductory film for the RVR, which is a little bit about the little robottanken able to do that."
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Huawei promised a presentation for this Friday, October 18, and we already have a new terminal between us.Specifically, we talk about Huawei Enjoy 10, a phone that places in the economic line of the Chinese manufacturer and that debuts and begins its journey in the market in its own country of origin, China.A mid-range smartphone with a 48MP cameraThe new Huawei Enjoy 10 lands with a panel of 6.39 inches and HD+ resolution, which means that with its ratio of 19.5:9 we find 1,520 x 720 pixels for the screen.There is no notch to house the front camera because we find is a perforated panel to fit the sensor for selfies, which this time is 8MP and comes with an f/2.0 lens.As for the rear cameras, we found a dual system with 48MP and f/1.8 lens and a 2MP with f/2.4 lens for depth readings.
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If you're in the mood for a top Bluetooth speaker then you could do a lot worse than checking out the UE Wonderboom 2 - and it's got a massive 30% discount at Amazon.This is the lowest price we've seen for the floatable waterproof speaker, bringing it down from £89.99 to just under £62, which qualifies as a top bargain.The Wonderboom 2 is optimized for listening outdoors, with an 'Outdoor Boost' mode, an IP67 dustproof/waterproof rating, and an impressive 13 hours of battery life – an increase of 30% compared to its predecessor.Rugged design and powerful sound solidify the Wonderboom 2 as one of the best portable waterproof speakers you can buy – that's why we awarded it 4.5/5 stars when we reviewed it back in June.It comes in a range of cool colours, but this particular deal only applies to the peach-hued model.Today's best portable speaker deal
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As hopeless as our situations seem, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel... as long as you’re willing to claw, dig, and fight to get to it, writes Humble the PoetHuffPost 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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Epic Games released its massive Fortnite Chapter 2 update on Tuesday following a mysterious event that happened on Sunday.Now that the refreshed version of the game is live, players have found a number of bugs, many of which are small and annoying.One current bug, however, is quite different, introducing an entirely new strategy to the game: the ability to fly boats as if they are planes.Fortnite has been entirely refreshed for its Chapter 2 release, bringing a new map with many new destinations, as well as new weapons and vehicles.One of those new vehicles is a motorized boat, which enables users to rapidly get around the battle royale island using its many rivers and streams.That vehicle is experiencing a major bug at the moment, one that enables players to fly it through the air like a plane.
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I have a version 1 that was released six months ago.My clock has worked fine, but the battery lasts no more than a day, and, unfortunately, it has started to record the "spökrörelse, it is believed that, as I started to move on me despite the fact that I'm sitting down.In the end, it was a good place to start is to see if I would like to have a smartklocka without having to spend so much money.For me it will probably be the next one to buy the Apple Watch when it is more efficient.The new one seems to be getting good updates, for example swipes in a circular motion again, as well as a better sensor.If it has any improvements, then my above problems, so it's definitely a good watch.
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Today Porsche and Boeing entered into a partnership for the future of urban air mobility and “the extension of urban traffic into airspace.” Sort of like Back to the Future 2, or The Fifth Element, or Blade Runner – or any number of other sci-fi stories – this partnership is about the “Premium Urban Air Mobility Market.”These two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding “to explore the premium urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace.” This includes a team-up of Boeing, Porsche, and Aurora Flight Sciences.(That last partner is a subsidiary of Boeing.)These three are currently developing a concept for a “fully electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle.”They’ve suggested that a 2018 study by Porsche Consulting forecasted the urban air mobility market, as they call it, to “pick up speed after 2025.” Porsche said in their press release today that they’re expecting future air mobility solutions to transport people “more quickly and efficiently than current conventional means of terrestrial transport.”They went on to suggest that these new air transport means of travel will be less expensive than current earthbound travel means, and that they’ll be far more flexible than anything we’ve got today.
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”Everybody wants to be sustainable, but few companies are able to prove that they are in fact doing so.the Fristads launch of its ”green” collection earlier this year, it was also the first to be miljödeklarerad.the Black-on-white how can I see the impact that a particular garment has on the environment and on climate change.this is Why I know that an ordinary t-shirt in a cotton and polyester blend, as Fristads, sell, have claimed that 17,000 litres of water during the manufacturing process, and has contributed to a 6,03 carbon dioxide, while the recycled polyester, which is part of the new collection has been called for 9 and 10 litres of water to produce, and has been called 4,43 carbon dioxide equivalents.For customers, there will be, for the first time, be possible to make a truly informed choice, and get a grip on the amount of resources needed to produce new clothing.if you read the fine print to notice, however, that it is not a matter of all of the items are made from recycled materials.
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Degoo is like a maximum-security vault for your files.In the cloud, your data is safe from threats such as hackers, malware, hard drive failure, or laptop theft.Most cloud storage solutions are pay-per-month but, for the next couple of days, you can get 3TB of lifetime cloud storage for a one-off payment of just $69.99 with Degoo.Degoo makes sure you never have to worry about losing your files.Degoo gives you easy access to your files, allowing for quick sharing.Automatic file change detection uploads new versions of any files you modify, so you always know your most recent changes are securely stored.
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Banksy had another moment of clarity while sitting around in his flat listening to Portishead and watching BBC News back in 2009; that the word "devolved" has two meanings.Half a day of furious stencilling later and he created a work of art showing chimps (devolved humans) in the chamber of the House of Commons (which may devolve powers to regions), cleverly lampooning The Man in his trademark manner.The artwork was named Devolved Parliament, because, you know, politicians and that.Not really but if you say so.The joke's on everyone apart from the ironic street artist, though, as this piece has just sold at a Sotheby's auction for very nearly £10m, so well done Banksy for once again saying something that seems like it says something.No wait, there is a bit of the joke on Banksy, as he wasn't the one selling it.
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The smart home can be confusing.That's why we've lent our expertise to our sister publication Real Homes to help explain the basics of the concept and how you can get started in making a fully automated house.It's all part of a YouTube series called The Real Homes Show that talks you through the steps you'll need to follow to make your dream home a reality.We talk you through where to begin with smart home gadgets, why you'll want them and how much it's likely to cost you.We've even put together a list of our top three types of smart home gadget that you may want to look out for when you're planning to upgrade your house with a bunch of internet-ready tools.You can watch our collaborative episode of The Real Homes Show below:
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ANN ARBOR--A new 3D structure for growing cell cultures could enable doctors to test medications on model tumors grown from a patient's own cells, according to results from a team of engineers and cancer researchers at the University of Michigan."We can potentially use the cultures to do things like drug testing or single cell analysis, which may help us identify the best treatments for a patient's cancer," said Gary Luker, U-M professor of radiology.An advanced petri dish, known as a 3D scaffold, could enable doctors to get answers about the effectiveness of drugs in days or weeks.But earlier scaffolds, trying to mimic the structure and composition of the gel-like network that binds a collection of cells into a tissue, also have mixed records."Rather than trying to guess at what the tumor cells' microenvironment ought to be, we've made a space where they can create their own cell niche, as they do in the body," said Stacy Jordahl, a recent chemical engineering Ph.D. graduate from U-M and first author on the paper in Advanced Materials.However, fibronectin tends to coil up if it's not held open.
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A few days ago, the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 9Pro smartphone alongside the Mi Mix Alpha.The Mi Mix Alpha as per Xiaomi is a concept phone, but one that could reach the mass market soon as the Mi Mix lineup has always been Xiaomi’s testing ground and most innovative lineup till date.Alongside both devices come the Android Pie-based MIUI 11 with a completely new design, and an updated camera app which brings us to the latest revelation from the guys at XDA forum.A xiaomi phone capable of 8K videos and 30fps is likely in the making.Digging down into the latest MIUI Camera APK to find new features, a junior XDA Junior Member kackskrz found evidence of inclusion of strings for capturing UHD/8K videos at 30fps.The string found within the MIUI 11 beta reveals specifically referenced support for 7,680 x 4,320 resolution or 8K videos at 30fps.
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Back at IFA 2019, Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu revealed that the company’s highly-anticipated foldable smartphone, the Huawei Mate X will be available in October or November at the latest.When it comes to the Chinese markets, reports indicate that the handset will be released there in October.Now, new fresh information comes directly from Huawei’s customer service.It basically confirms the handset arrival in October, at least for the Chinese market.The global launch will follow in November, however, this still needs to be confirmed.Once that the mass production of the Mate X picks up with the demand, we should see it available across some third-party resellers.
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En gång var Kik ett självklart val för den som vill skicka meddelanden anonymt.Nu läggs tjänsten ner – och bolaget bakom appen satsar på en helt ny inriktning.Beskrivningen kommer från Aftonbladets granskning av fem appar som har blivit omåttligt populära hos tonåringar.Som mest hade meddelandetjänsten över 300 miljoner användare över hela världen.En stor lockelse med tjänsten var att användarna kunde skicka text, bilder och videoklipp till varandra utan att behöva ge ut namn eller telefonnummer.Appen var dessutom gratis att använda.
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