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Apple sells the iPhone X refurbished for $599. But is its 2017 flagship better than its new budget iPhone SE?
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'Unnecessary scaremongering' but still some work to be doneReports that the Home Office's Brexit app contains "serious vulnerabilities" that could expose the phone numbers, addresses and passport details of EU citizens are overblown, say security experts.The Financial Times today splashed with the headline "Home Office app for EU citizens easy to hack" based on a report by Norwegian security firm Promon.The company's researchers found the app contains loopholes allowing them to access any information that was entered into it, including the facial scans and images of passport pages.Instead they tested the app's resilience against basic and commonly used attack methods and tools, and themselves noted these "often require very limited technical skills to use".Promon found the "ID Document Check Android" app lacked functionality to "prevent" malware from reading and stealing sensitive information provided by users, including passport details and photo IDs.
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Cray has said it will build a family of supercomputers for government research labs and universities.The exascale machines will be powered by Arm-compatible microprocessors.The HPE-owned biz has partnered with Fujitsu to roll out the beefy big iron.Fujitsu will supply its homegrown A64FX processors – understood to be 48-core 64-bit Armv8-compatible beasts – to drive applications on the systems, while Cray will integrate the chippery into its line of CS500 supers.It’s still early days, so the full specs aren’t out yet nor even the codenames for the exaFLOPS-grade computers.The exascale kit is expected to ship from 2020 to the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, as well as Stony Brook University in New York.
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We are less than a week away from when Google Stadia Founders Edition controllers will ship out to those who were lucky enough to get one before they were sold out.With Stadia almost here, a few members of the development team took to Reddit today to answer any questions people might have about the new gaming platform.However, there was still some interesting stuff about how Google Stadia will actually work once you boot it up.This is good info to know, especially for those of you out there who have a package on the way.That’s another thing: the Stadia team gave some much clearer info about when you will likely receive your controller(s) and how that won’t really affect when you’ll actually be able to start playing games.Pairing your controller to your TV is a snap and you only need to do it once.
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A team of researchers have uncovered nearly a dozen 5G vulnerabilities, showing the latest generation may not provide the leap in security we hoped for.The researchers, from the universities of Iowa and Purdue, were able to perform a range of concerning attacks.Some examples of attacks the researchers conducted include location tracking, broadcasting fake emergency alerts, and cutting devices off from the 5G network.With 5G networks expected to proliferate rapidly and be used for ever more critical applications, including remote healthcare and smart cities, you'd expect standards bodies to ensure security is a number one priority.In their paper, the researchers note that the 5G protocol "lacks a formal specification and hence is prone to ambiguity and underspecification."As if the researchers' critique of 5G security wasn't damning enough, they state that conformance test suites only encompass "primitive security requirements lacking both completeness and the consideration of adversarial environments."
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A new A.I.-powered device developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo can reportedly detect unattended children — and animals — left alone in vehicles with 100% accuracy.The experimental technology uses a combination of radar and cutting-edge machine learning to make its predictions — which could potentially save lives.“We developed a life-detecting sensor using contactless monitoring of the changes on the body surface,” Hajar Abedi, a PhD candidate who worked on the project, told Digital Trends.“[We look at] the characteristic movement of a living body, such as respiration, with the employment of electromagnetic waves.We used a low-cost, low-power millimeter-wave frequency-modulated continuous-wave radar sensor for this purpose.We [also] developed an algorithm to identify occupied seats, [tracking] the number of occupants and their positions.”
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Disney Plus may be the biggest direct challenge Netflix has faced since the DVD-mailer company reinvented itself as the internet's answer to TV.Disney Plus, the entertainment giant's $7-a-month streaming service for almost everything it creates, launched early Tuesday.Apple launched Apple TV Plus on Nov. 1, Peacock from Comcast and NBCUniversal will join the fray in April, and AT's HBO Max is set to arrive in May.Disney realigned its entire company to make a gigantic bet on streaming, including forsaking the hundreds of millions of dollars Netflix itself was paying Disney to stream the company's blockbuster movies.While Hastings' admiration for Disney is easy to chalk up to an executive playing cool, he slipped in an admission about Netflix's keenest interest in the Disney Plus launch: "Disney is the one that we really have the most to learn from," he said.Cord cutting -- when consumers forsake traditional pay TV like cable or satellite, often for streaming alternatives -- "is uglier than ever before," MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson said last month in his analysis of pay-TV companies' recent fortunes.
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Move over, Retsuko – Netflix has another anime star in town with a bit of an anger problem.But Naoko doesn’t turn to heavy metal to channel her feelings.She turns to something else, rather literally!Gizmodo's got an exclusive look at the first trailer for Dino Girl Gauko, a brand new short-form anime from Hitoshi Mogi.Set in a Japan filled with weird and wonderful monsters living alongside humans, Dino Girl Gauko follows tween poetry lover Naoko Watanabi.But Naoko has a bit of a secret – when she gets angry, she turns into a fire-breathing dinosaur!
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It’s been over a decade since Google first launched Android.But while Android has increasingly dominated the mobile market, Google has failed to expand and replicate its far-reaching success beyond phones the same way Apple has been able to do with iOS.Over the years, Google has brought Android to a range of device categories in hopes of winning more markets through the same open and flexible pitch.Android tablets are in an existential crisis, Android wearables have a nonexistent presence, Android TV’s share is slipping, Google’s Android-based IoT platform called Android Things is practically dead, and the jury’s still out on Android Auto.The numbers further highlight how as Google flounders to figure out Android on these products, its competitors have left it in the dust.Apple also reigns over half of the ailing tablet computer industry.
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Xbox Game Pass, Apple Arcade, Google Play Pass, Ubisoft's UPlay+, EA Access, and even Nintendo's Switch Online all bundle together access to dozens or hundreds of games for one low monthly fee.But a mix of confused marketing and limited access to Sony's own first-party catalog has left the service to languish with just one million subscribers (compared to a reported 9.5 million monthly subscribers for Xbox Game Pass) [Update: Replaced outdated 700,000 subscriber number for PS Now from May].Despite its head start, PlayStation Now runs the risk of being lapped by the subscription competition in the market and the public consciousness.After just a few months, that changed to an all-you-can-stream subscription model that included functional streams of 100 PS3 games for $15 to $20 a month.Finally, and perhaps most importantly, PlayStation Now isn't exclusively a streaming service anymore.That last feature was rolled out just over a year ago and seems like a pretty important addition for the significant segment of the audience that might be worried about streaming gaming's potential latency and quality issues (or those who don't have a sufficiently robust broadband connection).
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Det gäller att passa sig i dagens digitala klimat.Vem som helst kan bli en internetbedragare, utan att ha några förkunskaper.Det konstaterar Sune Gabelgård på betalbolaget Nets.Den tidigare polisen Sune Gabelgård är i dag ansvarig för området digitala bedrägerier på betalningsaktören Nets.”Ett aktuellt problem är att vem som helst kan sluta sitt vanliga jobb och istället bli en bedragare.Det gör att marknaden för digitala bedrägerier fortsatt kommer existera”, säger han, under en presentation på Di:s Konferens ”Framtidens betalningar”.
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6 miljarder dollar – eller 57,6 miljarder kronor.Så mycket har försvunnit ur plånboken för Softbanks vd och grundare Masayoshi Sons sedan i juli.Med Softbanks Vision Fund har Masayoshi Son haft en offensiv taktik som nu ser ut att ta ut sin rätt.Bakom det enorma tappet nämns investeringarna i Wework och Uber, där förlusterna ökat och värderingarna sjunkit.För att ge ett exempel: När Softbank gjorde sin senaste investering i Wework i januari värderades bolaget till 47 miljarder dollar.I den senaste kvartalsrapporten hade summan krympt till 7,8 miljarder dollar.
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The study polled Gen Z and millennials about their favorite influencers and the social media they use to follow them.In the influencer industry, YouTube is king — four of the five most popular influencers among survey respondents are YouTubers (Kylie Jenner is the exception).Members of Gen Z are more likely to recognize the names of some YouTubers than major celebrities, according to a new study by Morning Consult.The study gauged how millennials and Gen Z follow influencers, finding that 72% of respondents regularly check in with influencers in some capacity.There are some some sharp rifts between millennial and Gen Z culture, according to the study — for instance, most teens have a favorable outlook of Shane Dawson, but the majority of older millennials don't know who he is.Millennials and Gen Z are highly likely to make decisions about what products to buy based on the influencers they follow, according to the study.
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PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—Adweek’s 2019 Brand Visionary Chrissy Teigen is available to pitch your product.She even offered her services to fellow Brand Genius honoree Dean Evans, CMO of Hyundai.(Evans left the position in October.)“If anyone here wants to hire someone like me, I’m here,” she joked to the roomful of marketers.In a funny, candid and heartfelt speech at Monday night’s Brand Genius gala, held in Palm Springs, Calif., Teigen was most thankful for her team “Camp Chrissy,” as she calls them, as well as her husband, the Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar-winning musician John Legend.(He has three shelves of trophies, Teigen joked.)
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Martin Scorsese's comments on Marvel movies not qualifying as cinema were met with the ire of Marvel fans, directors and actors.A month later, the legendary director of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull has followed up that succinct appraisal with an in-depth opinion piece on where he was coming from."Some people seem to have seized on the last part of my answer as insulting, or as evidence of hatred for Marvel on my part," Scorsese wrote in the piece, published in the New York Times on Monday.Scorsese explained that Marvel movies simply aren't to his personal taste and that he was inspired by different types of movies growing up.He said his beef with Marvel movies is to do with their apparent formulaic nature and lack of risk."That's the nature of modern film franchises: market-researched, audience-tested, vetted, modified, revetted and remodified until they're ready for consumption."
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US President Donald Trump's staff considered asking Twitter to slap a 15-minute delay on Trump's tweets during his early days in office but ditched the idea over fears it might leak to the press or to Trump himself.The Times reviewed all of Trump's more than 11,000 tweets, as well as the hundreds of accounts the president has retweeted.Among the other nuggets in the Times report:--"Trump has retweeted at least 145 unverified accounts that push conspiracy or fringe content," the Times says, "including more than two dozen that have since been suspended by Twitter."--Foreign spies have noticed that Trump scrolls through tweets that mention his Twitter handle, and they use the method to get his attention, win retweets, gain followers and spread their messages."Twitter accounts tied to state-sponsored propaganda operations in China, Iran and Russia have directed thousands of posts at Mr. Trump," the Times says.
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Everyone likes a website that works, but who does the testing?Mastering web automation helps you to test programs and simplify some of the more repetitive tasks in programming.Grab the Complete Web Automation Developer bundle for only $25 and start realizing your potential in the tech world.Once you’ve got a grip on the basic programming languages like Python and Java, you’ll start to combine them using Selenium WebDriver.The two work together at the heart of web automation, and you’ll learn using real-life applications.You’ll also learn how to integrate Rest APIs and develop tests in Java with ease.
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Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours.We closed the day, October 30 2019, at a price of $9,205.That’s a notable 2.30 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$216.72.It was the lowest closing price in four days.We’re still 54 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $165,899,500,650.
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the VW's top seller gets the three mildhybrid versions – as well as two plug-in hybrids.the New Golf has a assistanssystem than ever before, which is, among other things, to use svärmintelligens.here are the VW, its eighth version the game of Golf, which will be launched in Sweden during the first quarter of next year.but even though the changes on the outside, is to watch a lot of new technology is found in the skin.to be offered with a hybrid powertrain must of Mexico, and now to five.the Three of them are mildhybrider (eTSI), in which the engines are to be backed up by a small battery with a 48-voltsteknik.
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The discussion around choosing a mobile operating system has gotten a bit stale lately- you either get an iPhone or one of the many Android based phones.But that wasn’t the case a few years back when you a lot more choice with operating systems on a phone such as Symbian, BlackBerryOS, WebOS and Windows Mobile, all competing against each other.In fact, a lot of what we find on Android or iOS today took its roots from the golden days of mobile operating system wars.Though Apple and Google continue to refine their respective OSes, we don’t see many giant leaps- possibly due to the nature of how duopolies work.It’s mainly a number game.According to IDC’s 2019 first quarter report, Huawei shipped over 59 million units globally which gives it an impressive 18.9% market share of the smartphone market.
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This means that the two top teams in the league are now facing off in a best-of-seven battle to see who will be this year’s champions - and we’ll help you live stream every World Series minute!But then they really made the statement 24 hours later when they pummelled the Astros by a massive 12 runs to 3.The seventh inning is where they did all the damage to Houston's relief pitchers with a massive six RBIs.Depending on how long the series lasts, game 6 and 7 will also take place at Minute Maid Park in Houston.The team won every game in the series and, because of this, they’ll be going into Tuesday’s first World Series game well rested and ready to take on the Astros.The Yankees then won game 5 but when the two teams returned to Houston for game 6, Jose Altuve secured the Astros place in the 2019 World Series with a walk-off home run in the 9th inning.
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Clients looking for independent solutions with greater scale just got another option.Travis York, CEO of GYK Antler, based in Manchester, N.H., founded York Creative Collective (YCC) and will also serve as its CEO.YCC comprises GYK Antler, production company Big Brick, direct-to-consumer footwear brand York Athletics, SaaS reporting and analytics platform Explorics, sports media platform Kompany39, drum platform Noble & Cooley, nonprofit Rock On Foundation and Iron & Air, a media platform with a content arm.YCC also has a strategic alliance with investment firm York IE, which will provide access to supplemental capital to provide scale when needed.Pam Hamlin, who left her role as CEO of Boston agency Arnold last year, will lead strategy and operations for the collective as president.Hamlin characterized YCC as a “a collection of very different ventures with a range of business models with marketing services at the core to accelerate growth across the portfolio,” with the disparate entities “united in the belief that creativity, quality and craft drive results and are a competitive business advantage.”
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If you've been thinking of getting a new HP laptop, you may not need to wait for Black Friday 2019 or Cyber Monday 2019, as we've noticed that several HP laptops have already had some pretty impressive price cuts.The HP laptops on sale are from a range of retailers, and include various different categories, including budget laptops, AMD-powered laptops and HP Chromebook.We've picked out some of the best HP laptop deals we've found so far.Also, make sure you check out our pick of the best Black Friday laptop deals that have already gone live.HP 14 14-dk0011na AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM £499.95 £449.95 at John LewisSave £50 off this AMD-powered HP laptop with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD.
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Google hasn't given up on the dream of being a successful mobile phone manufacturers.Although it appears Google does not want to give up on the mobile market.it Can be to get a telephoto lens on a 16 MPAccording to the persistent rumours to the Pixel to 4 and 4 XL will be equipped with the two the lenses.on The other lens, probably a telephoto, at 16 PM, to help with the improvement of mörkerbilder, and the rest of the portraits, and actionfoton, according to the sources.Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go!
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It is very well-known that the Reno Ace and the Realme X2 Pro aren’t very distant cousins.The Reno Ace just went official yesterday with its jaw-dropping 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging tech and this is one of the very few things that won’t be present on the Realme X2 Pro.Although the sub-brand has you covered with a very fast charging solution, if not as fast as OPPO’s industry-leading SuperVOOC.The Realme X2 Pro will boast 50W fast charge and the company has made claims for a full battery.As per Realme, the X2 Pro’s 4000mAh battery can be juiced up to full in just 35 minutes while 40 percent takes a mere 10 minutes.That’s not all, the X2 Pro will also have support for other charging modes such as USB-PD and Qualcomm’s 18W fast charging technology.
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A good mobile backup drive.There are a number of options out there that fit the bill, but the newly released Gnarbox 2.0 might be the best of them all, because it works like a miniature independent photo computer in addition to packing speedy SSD storage onboard.There’s an SD port on the device itself that can transfer at speeds up of to 75MB/s, and it has USB-C ports that can transfer direct from cameras or from card readers at up to 350MB/s depending on their transfer capabilities.Shooting with the new Sony A7R IV in both RAW and JPG, even my 128GB SD + 64GB SD backup cards filled up pretty quickly, but I would just slide one of the cards into the Gnarbox’s slot and hit the backup button before changing venues and it’d be fully backed up within a few minutes.But Selects is probably what you’re going to be using most – it not only offers fast RAW previews (compatible with every major camera’s RAW formats) but also lets you quickly add ratings, keyboard tags and more to make sure your collection is primed for edit when you get back to your desktop.With Selects, you can review either files on the Gnarbox SSD itself, or on attached memory cards or storage media (so yes, you can use this with something like a Samsung T5 if you’re already using that as a backup solution).
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As of Tuesday, October 8, Google Assistant users can easily move their music and podcasts from YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more from one Google smart device to another using a new feature called stream transfer.This means that if you are using a Google speaker in one room you can literally move the entertainment to another device in another room.So, when you move around the house, your entertainment can, too.You can also have YouTube videos move to Google video devices like the Nest Hub Max and Chromecast-enabled TVs.“Now that millions of users have multiple TVs, smart speakers and smart displays (some in every room!)we wanted to make it easy for people to control their media as they moved from room to room,” Google said in the Google Nest blog, The Keyword.
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It’s not illegal to own Kodi or to use it — it’s how it gets used that’s sometimes an issue.But it can also stream media you wouldn’t ordinarily have access to, for example, copyrighted programming that you’d otherwise need a subscription to watch, or region-restricted programming that does not play in your country, or live TV broadcasts which are, for various reasons, illegal for you to view.Kodi also provides a flexible user interface and library system for storing and displaying material like posters, cast information, plot, and more.It will not stream from mainstream sources like Netflix, but it does come with its own catalog of approved add-ons.Kodi depends on users to do the right thing, knowing that if you don’t there may be consequences it is not responsible for.There are several methods and techniques you can follow to get Kodi on your iPhone or iPad that do not jailbreak the device.
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Opera Software today upgraded its namesake browser to version 64 and joined rival Firefox in tackling ad trackers."We consider ad blocker and tracker blocker to be basic privacy features," Joanna Czajka, product director, wrote in a post to a company blog.(Opera has had a baked-in advertisement blocker for more than three years; only the anti-ad tracker is new.)Unlike Mozilla, which has repeatedly detailed its efforts to curtail tracking, Opera did not describe what kinds of trackers - there are many - it would block.Opera 64 arrives with its ad tracker (and ad blocker) turned off by default.To switch one or both on, users must select the menu at the far right (a trio of horizontal arrows) and under Privacy & Security toggle the Block trackers and/or Block ads switches.
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