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The world's oldest carnivorous dinosaur, known as Gnathovorax cabreirai, has been discovered in southern Brazil, according to a new study.The "apex predator" lived 230 million years ago when South America was still part of the supercontinent Pangea, SWNS reports.The fossils of G. cabreirai (which means "ravenous jaws") that were discovered are "complete and well-preserved," according to the study's abstract.They include teeth and claws that likely made the dinosaur a "killing machine."SIAMRAPTOR, NEWLY DISCOVERED DINOSAUR, WAS A ‘SHARK-TOOTHED' CARNIVOREResearchers were also able to use CT scans to reconstruct the dinosaurs' brain, demonstrating G. cabreirai likely had good eyesight.
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Fujifilm has finally announced the opening date for its anticipated new London concept store, where you'll be able to try out everything from Instax instant cameras to the incredible 100MP Fujifilm GFX100 – and potentially win some big prizes too.The Fujifilm House of Photography, based in Covent Garden at 8-9 Long Acre, WC2, will open its doors to camera fans on December 3.These are the best mirrorless cameras you can buy right nowIf you're one of the first to pay it a visit, there'll be some freebies and prizes up for grabs too.The first 100 members of the public through the doors will get Fujifilm goodie bags – the company hasn't revealed exactly what these will contain yet, but says it will be camera and photography merchandise.Probably not a free GFX100, then.
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In CNET sister site GameSpot's preview, Alessandro Fillari wrote that Jedi: Fallen Order "is taking the right lessons" from games such as Dark Souls, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in terms of combat, with Metroid Prime-inspired exploration.We saw Kashyyk as one of the final battlegrounds of the Clone Wars in Revenge of the Sith.In the "thoughtful" combat sections stormtroopers, scout troopers and flame troopers are easily taken down with a lightsaber slash, but the heavily armored purge trooper takes a bit more damage and matches Cal's lightsaber with his vibrostaff.He takes out a giant spider -- a Wyyyschokk -- with a few button taps and lightsaber swings.However, it will have a few preorder bonus items: a fetching yellow skin for BD-1, an orange lightsaber blade option, lightsaber hilts from the Mygeeto and Umbaran campaigns, and a Gold Squadron skin for your ship, the Stinger Mantis.Jedi: Fallen Order will also be the first game that EA releases on Steam, Valve's digital platform, since 2011.
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A group of researchers have reportedly created a new type of adhesive that can be removed with the help of magnets.Thanks to companies and manufacturers promoting environmental awareness, more people are becoming advocates of recycling.Experts are coming up with new ways to reuse various materials, but most industrial adhesives make it difficult to separate non-recyclable parts from those that can be salvaged.This often leads to people dumping these items into landfills.However, reports claim that a new type of glue can help reduce unnecessary processes that can contribute to pollution.The news comes from ScienceDaily, which credits this latest discovery to the researchers at the University of Sussex.
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Microsoft Teams users can now converse with colleagues privately after the long-awaited introduction of private channels – one of a variety of updates announced by Microsoft at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Fla. this week.Private channels have been in high demand from Teams users, and are the most requested feature on the Microsoft User Voice feedback page for Teams.The feature had been proposed by Microsoft before the launch of Teams in 2017, with a preview announced earlier this year.The new feature allows Teams users to create channels that that are viewable and accessible only by specified coworkers, which can be useful for teams dealing with sensitive or confidential content.“Every group, every team, every business has some discussions where they need to maintain some level of confidentiality,” said Karan Nigam, group product marketing manager for Microsoft Teams.With private channels, the intent is that any team can restrict the membership of that particular channel so that not everyone has access to [it], …only a certain set of people do.”
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In late August, paleontologists reported finding the fossil of a flattened turtle shell that “was possibly trodden on” by a dinosaur, whose footprints spanned the rock layer directly above.The rare discovery of correlated fossils potentially traces two bygone species to the same time and place.Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research developments and trends in mathematics and the physical and life sciences.Like fossils, astronomical objects are not randomly strewn throughout space.“Paleontologists infer the existence of dinosaurs to give a rational accounting of strange patterns of bones,” said Nima Arkani-Hamed, a physicist and cosmologist at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.“We look at patterns in space today, and we infer a cosmological history in order to explain them.”
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to avoid some common mistakes, you can do better with a phone call.the Swedish engineers ' most recent löneenkät shows that eight out of ten, the engineers had to have a discussion over the past year. " We would have hoped for 100% but not everybody wants to be, or are being called to, the discussion.perhaps They feel that it is inconvenient, it does not see any sense of the word, or do not have a good relationship with the manager.However, everyone should have it, because it's a chance to distinguish themselves, " says Camilla Frankelius, 's head of negotiations at the Swedish association of graduate engineers.the Survey shows that 20 per cent of the engineers were not satisfied with their discussion.
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Former Informatica CISO to bring customer perspective to building and advising YL Ventures portfolioSAN FRANCISCO & TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 29, 2019–YL Ventures, the prominent seed-stage Silicon Valley venture capital firm investing in Israeli cybersecurity startups, today announced that Roger Hale, former CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) of Informatica is joining the YL Ventures team as CISO-in-Residence.View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191029005924/en/This move is intended to bolster the firm’s value-add services to entrepreneurs, both pre- and post-investment, as well as the investment process itself.Hale’s presence will further distinguish YL Ventures’ services to entrepreneurs in the embryonic stages of their startups through ideation support and validating their value propositions.
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En stor utredning föreslog nyligen att regeringen borde tvinga de digitala vårdgivarna att ha en fysisk vårdcentral i samtliga landsting de vill vara aktiva i. Både Kry och Min Doktor har varnat för att kravet innebär att bolagen inte längre kan erbjuda vård i hela Sverige.Men redan före det oväntade beskedet hade den tredje stora aktören på marknaden, Doktor.se, gått ut med en offensiv strategi om att köpa upp ett 20-tal fysiska vårdcentraler fram till slutet av 2020.”För mig har det länge varit självklart att den fysiska och digitala vården kommer behöva knytas närmare varandra.Vårt mål är att bli en av de största aktörerna i Sverige även när det kommer till att driva fysiska vårdcentraler”, säger Martin Lindman, grundare och vd på Doktor.se.Anser du att ni ligger bäst till om utredningens förslag blir verklighet?”Absolut, till hundra procent”, säger Martin Lindman.
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an upcoming single-player action adventure game from the same studio behind the Titanfall series and Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment.You’ll follow Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan that just barely escapes the grips of the empire and goes on to embark on a journey to master the force.Exploring and traversing through beautiful environments with your adorable little droid BD-1 is incredible fun, and the flashy lightsaber combat feels feels as tight and cinematic as fans will hope.While I’m not convinced the story has what it takes to leave a lasting impression, the gameplay in Fallen Order certainly does.After boarding the ship, I found a holographic map with two planets on it; Dathomir and Zeffo.Those familiar with Star Wars lore might recognize the planet Dathomir, and why that would be so.
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ZTE earlier this year made its way back to the US smartphone market with the flagship Axon 10 Pro months after it has been out in China and Europe.Now, it appears the Chinese brand is on the verge of releasing a new device as suggested by some recent leaks.The ZTE Blade 20 which appeared alongside the Blade A5 (2020) on the FCC earlier this month with a design reminiscent of certain recent flagships could be launching in China soon.The ZTE Blade 20 with the model numbers V1020 has now surfaced on TENAA, complete with specs, and images that lonesup with the ones earlier outed by FCC.The device has a 6.088-inch display with a 1560 x 720 resolution.And much like what we saw earlier, it gets a water-drop notch which is home to the front camera.
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Among scientists, 97% agree that humans are causing climate change and global warming.So why is there still an ongoing debate about climate change?But a new campaign by 180LA for the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO), a nonprofit trade association promoting geothermal energy, is successfully convincing climate change deniers to move away from fossil fuels.No, these red-blooded, red-voting Americans have not come around on the near-consensus findings of the scientific community.GEO is reaching them through a universal color: green.GEO sent self-proclaimed environmentalist Eric Caspian-Johnson Garcia-Marquez (actually actor Eric Satterberg) into America’s heartland to show how much fossil fuel-based heating and cooling has cost them over the years.
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Apple's macOS Catalina is finally here, and you can install it on your Mac right now, provided your device is new enough to actually install it.We're going to dive into macOS Catalina, all of its features and how to download it, but first a bit of history.So, after a wait that seemingly lasted forever, we can finally download the update.This is a huge update, too, as through a new feature called "Project Catalyst," iOS 13 and iPadOS developers can easily port their work over to the macOS environment.In its place, however, we get a new Mac-flavored Apple Music app, along with Apple Podcasts and Apple TV.Don't worry though, we're going to explore everything that macOS 10.15 has to offer, from the features to which Macs can actually download it.
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Founders are self-starters by definition.This guide is designed to shed light on when, why, and how you should go about finding legal support as you build your business.There are many opportunities for you to tackle some of the legal legwork on your own—and in the early days, it’s true that many founders choose the fast and dirty route—but by running counter to that shortsighted mentality, you can build the legal foundation today that will protect your company for a lifetime.In this guide you will learn about:The first legal steps to take as a startupMajor legal roadblocks (patents, trademarks, agreements)
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If you don't want to wait for Black Friday to snag a deal on the best-selling Apple Watch, then you've come to the right place.Amazon has the Series 4 smartwatch on sale for $349.That's a $50 discount and the best price we've found for the smartwatch.If you're interested in a bigger display, Amazon also has the 44mm Apple Watch 4 on sale for $349.97.The Apple Watch 4 is packed with health and fitness features and now includes a built-in ECG that will notify you when a high or low heart rate is detected.The smartwatch tracks popular workouts and calories burned and offers personalized coaching to keep you motivated.
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Ethereum-focused software firm ConsenSys has fully acquired Infura, the company that’s previously been described as the network’s most centralized layer.The company announced the acquisition news via a blog post today.“…We’ve decided that a future inside ConsenSys is the best future for our team, our users and this rapidly emerging ecosystem,” the post reads.“As a result, we are pleased to announce that ConsenSys has formally acquired all of the rights to Infura and Infura will continue as a wholly owned business unit within ConsenSys,” it adds.While the acquisition may indeed spell good news for both companies involved, it’s likely it will ruffle feathers among decentralization supporters, following claims about Infura’s alleged centralization.For one, ConsenSys was founded by Ethereum ETH co-founder Joseph Lubin, who had previously invested in Infura.
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Microsoft announced the addition of Adobe Fresco to the Surface Pro X at the Microsoft Surface event.The sketching and painting app will combine the power of the new Surface Pro X and the new Surface Slim Pen.Adobe Fresco re-creates the feeling of painting and drawing with natural materials and reproduces the actual behavior of oil and paints like blending and smearing.Creativity has never been more important,” said Scott Belsky, Chief Product Officer at Adobe Creative Cloud, while presenting Adobe Fresco at the event.“Creativity must not be constrained to the desktop — people need to create when and where inspiration strikes.”A demonstration during the event showed the tool’s capabilities that are just like using canvas and paint.
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During the Conservative Party Conference, Chancellor Sajid Javid pledged £5 billion for gigabit broadband in every home by 2025.The chancellor has now committed public money to help achieve Johnson’s pledge."We are setting out plans to invest £5bn to support the rollout of full-fibre, 5G and other gigabit-capable networks to the hardest-to-reach 20 percent of the country," it says in a press release.The £5 billion will be invested to help support the rollout of gigabit broadband in challenging parts of the country.In the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review last year, commissioned by former PM Theresa May, an “ambitious target” of 2033 was set for full-fibre.Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he said: "We should commit now to delivering full-fibre to every home in the land – not in the mid-2030s – but in five years at the outside.”
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“GPUs underpin software that tracks and demarcates the outline of the user’s body”A new GPU and AI-powered software development kit (SDK) from Nvidia aims to disrupt the game-streaming hardware market, by letting users create greenscreens and AR affects without the need for common additional hardware.As the videogames industry rapidly grows, so has the number of content creators on platforms like YouTube and the videogame streaming website Twitch TV, which Amazon bought for the equivalent to £779 million in 2014.(NVIDIA estimates that over 750 million people across the world watch people stream their videogame experience.)Hoping to capture some of this still burgeoning market, Nvidia’s release uses the power of the company’s GPUs to help users replace their background with gameplay when streaming; without the need to make use of special cameras that alter the image.(Currently gamers use products such as Razer Stargazer and Logitech C922 webcameras.
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After delaying its April launch date due to serious reliability concerns, the refined Samsung Galaxy Fold is back and finally, finally up for sale in the US.The much-publicized problems centered around the folding display, which had malfunctioned when press peeled the protective plastic off the screens of their review units.Some screens simply stopped syncing on their own.In any case, the new versions have added a protective plastic lip around the edges of the screen (to keep anyone from removing the plastic cover) and heavily refined the hinge.To be safe, there are copious warnings for new buyers, especially for the plastic folding center screen, which is more fragile than typical glass screens.Press are already seeing new broken pixel issues crop up, from TechCrunch to JerryRigEverything - though the latter found the hinge to be far more durable than expected.
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Whether you've been gifted a company phone or are fully on the BOYD (bring your own device) train, having a mobile at work is essential for many of us.And that goes for those who are always on call, just as much as the workers who love to go off-grid when the clock strikes five.We already have lots of useful articles when it comes to business devices, including lists of the best business smartphones, the best iPhone apps for business and the best business phone systems, but we want to learn more about your needs.To help us inform you about the stories you want to hear about, take part in our new survey - and to say thanks, you’ll be entered into our fantastic prize draw.With big changes taking place in the mobile industry, you could be working more efficiently and getting back more time to spend with friends and family.Do you wish your company would get you a better handset - or maybe adopt new technology like a smart thermostat that you control?
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The Vivo V17 Pro hasn’t been short of coverage on the rumour mill as it is expected to launch very soon in India.However, Vivo seems to be readying for its launch in more than just one country as the alleged model passed NBTC certification today, as reported by NashvilleChatterClass.We have previously seen many renders and promo material of the mid-range Vivo V17 Pro that has revealed the design of the full handset.The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand registered the Vivo 1910 phone which is believed to be the Vivo V17 Pro.The same model has also been certified at the EEC in Russia and TDKN portal in Indonesia.The official vivo handles of Indonesia have already been teasing the V15 Pro successor for some time.
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Here is a list of Twitter feeds for online merchants to follow.Tobias Lütke @tobi is CEO of @Shopify.Follow his tweets on broad ecommerce topics and technology trends, including Shopify’s pursuit to overtake Amazon, the economy, and pop culture.Zia Daniell Wigder @zdwigder is the chief global content officer of @Shoptalk and co-founder of @Groceryshop.Previously she was at Forrester Research, where she oversaw the company’s digital store and omnichannel commerce research, and also led global ecommerce coverage.Nicole Martins Ferreira @NicoleMarFer is an ecommerce advocate and writer for Oberlo, Shopify, and A Better Lemonade Stand.
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Today, Chinese manufacturing giant, Nubia, finally released its latest gaming smartphone, Nubia Red Magic 3S.One of the major differences is in the air vent design and there are also subtle changes in the antenna.The upgrade of the air inlet makes the active cooling more efficient.This smartphone is available in Silver Storm, Black, and Red/Blue.Furthermore, this smartphone comes with RGB lighting (16.8 million) at the rear.This brings a more dazzling competitive game atmosphere.
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Google is reportedly facing a big antitrust probe from 'more than half' of the US state attorneys general, and it could be announced as soon as next week.According to The Washington Post, it looks to be another probe looking into whether one of Silicon Valley's largest companies has become too dominant.Facebook says its facial recognition technology will no longer identify users in photos by default amid ongoing privacy concerns.Previously, when you uploaded a photo to Facebook the service would suggest potential tags for people it identified in the photo.The updated OS features speedy access to notifications, smarter photo storage, and improved privacy settings.The phone is expected to be thinner and less expensive than the nearly $2,000 Galaxy Fold, which is expected to launch this month.
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(Reuters) — ZAO — a new Chinese app that lets users swap their faces with celebrities, sports stars or anyone else in a video clip — racked up millions of downloads on the weekend but swiftly drew fire over privacy issues.The app’s surge in popularity and sudden backlash from some users highlights how artificial intelligence (AI) technologies bring about new concerns surrounding identity verification.ZAO was uploaded to China’s iOS App Store on Friday and immediately went viral.According to a post from the app makers on China’s Twitter-like Weibo, ZAO’s servers nearly crashed due to the surge in traffic.Consumers sign-up for ZAO with their phone number and upload images of their face, using photographs taken with their smartphone.They can then choose from a range of videos of celebrities on which to superimpose their face, and share the videos with their friends.
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From the moment you feel the lightsaber in your grip in Vader Immortal: A Star Wars Series you start to feel like your open hand is missing something.Vader Immortal: Episode II should fix that by giving you Force powers.The next episode in the three-part series from ILMxLab is due for release later this year, according to a StarWars.com blog post.The first episode of the series released with Oculus Quest in May and can now be experienced on an Oculus Rift as well.Vader Immortal was formally announced at Facebook’s Oculus Connect 5 developer’s conference last year and we are fast approaching Oculus Connect 6 on September 25 and 26 this year.There’s a cast of supporting characters and a lot more to be told in this story set up by The VOID’s multi-room Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.
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Lightsabers have been cinematic icons and appeared in every Star Wars movie since 1977, when Luke Skywalker ignites the blue blade handed to him by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope.They're later given color using a technique called rotoscoping.It was concept artist Ralph McQuarrie who decided to associate the colors of the blades with characters' moral standing.In the 41 years since, we've seen a whole rainbow of colors -- though many have been consigned to the noncanon Legends continuity of novels, comic books, video games, spinoff movies and TV series that came out before April 2014, when Disney took over.In The Gathering, an episode from the fifth season of animated series The Clone Wars, the quest to acquire these force-attuned crystals is revealed as a Jedi rite of passage -- the crystals presenting themselves to worthy owners.Users we've seen in canon also include Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Shaak Ti, Agen Kolar, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Barriss Offee, Jocasta Nu, Aayla Secura, Plo Koon, Kai Justiss, Sora Bulq and Ferren Barr.
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On August 30, 2017, a video appeared online showing footage of every satellite operator’s worst nightmare: an anomaly.In the video, an orb—a satellite known as Telkom-1—hovers in the center of the frame while stars streak across the screen in the background.Then, seemingly without warning, the satellite spews a cloud of debris.“When that point of light starts shedding things to the left, right, bottom, it’s clear it had an event,” says Gerard van Belle, an astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Arizona, using another favorite aerospace euphemism.“There’s a lot of questions.”Hypothetically, there’s a way to answer those questions for future events and anomalies, although it’s too late for Telkom-1 (RIP).
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Titanium oxide (TiO2) nanofibers can have various applications, such as in catalyzers and filters.When TiO2 is excited by ultraviolet light, it degrades organic material.A new method of fabricating these fibers has been developed in Brazil by Rodrigo Savio Pessoa and Bruno Manzolli Rodrigues, researchers at the Aeronautical Technology Institute's Plasma and Process Laboratory (LPP-ITA) and the Science and Technology Institute of Universidade Brasil (ICT-UB), as part of a project supported by São Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP."The technique we used is called atomic layer deposition.In the study, TiO2 was deposited on nanofibers of PBAT (poly (butylene adipate-co-terephthalate)), a biopolymer that degrades rapidly in nature, unlike PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which remains intact for decades.The first step was to produce a membrane of PBAT nanofibers, which was done by electrospinning, a technique similar to that used to make cotton candy, but involving an electrostatic procedure.
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