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This week prospective buyers of the Sony PlayStation 5 and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3080 are having a rough time. NVIDIA proper has no stock for their own graphics card, and stock’s gone low or gone at 3rd-party resellers aplenty. The Sony PlayStation 5 preorder situation is a far greater mess, as Sony announced one pre-order time/date, while retailers decided … Continue reading
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A woman in Germany died during a ransomware attack on the Duesseldorf University Hospital, in what may be the first death directly linked to a cyberattack on a hospital. The hospital couldn’t accept emergency patients because of the attack, and the woman was sent to a health care facility around 20 miles away, the Associated Press reported. The cyberattack was not intended for the hospital, according to a report from the German news outlet RTL. The ransom note was addressed to a nearby university. The attackers stopped the attack after authorities told them it had actually shut down a hospital. This may be the first confirmed death resulting from a cyberttack on healthcare infrastructure. https://t.co/O2mPziOgJu— Andy Manoske (@a2d2)... Continue reading…
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Oculus and Tidal are partnering to bring livestreamed music performances to virtual reality, the companies announced Wednesday.
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Microsoft's Game Pass Ultimate cloud-enabled gaming service launched (formerly called Project xCloud). Here's how to check it out.
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Alibaba and Tencent left to offer mediated wallets rather than potentially become private currencies A deputy governor of the People's Bank of China has revealed more about the nation’s plan for a digital currency, and the news isn’t good for alternative payment systems run by the likes of Alibaba and Tencent because it appears they won’t get the chance to go head-to-head with Banks.…
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(Cleveland Clinic) Cleveland Clinic's Medical Innovation Summit will be held virtually with complimentary registration on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, allowing participants from around the globe to join the annual event.With a focus on the adoption of virtual care and other digital health initiatives, the one-day summit brings together speakers and leaders from organizations that span the health spectrum to deliver content to individuals looking to innovate for healthcare's areas of opportunity.
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We’ve known for a while now that Canon plans to launch a variety of unusual cameras that will target markets underserved by smartphones, which have largely decimated the point-and-shoot digital camera market. The latest of those unique camera models has appeared on a Japanese crowdfunding website, and it’s one that barely even looks like a camera. Rather than being used … Continue reading
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There’s a new version of iOS that’ll be released tomorrow, ahead of the new iPhone. This is very different from what’s happened in recent years, where Apple releases a new iPhone at the same time as they release a new version of their software system. On September 16, 2020, we’ll see the release of iOS 14 as well as tvOS … Continue reading
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Short-seller says truck in a promotional video was actually rolling down a hill.
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Chick-fil-A is bringing a brownie, Mocha Cream Cold Brew, and a new coffee blend to menus across the US.
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At long last, it’s time for a proper LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina. LEGO released a couple of editions of this location in the Star Wars universe before, but the size of the tavern was limited. We’ve gotten fractions of this watering hole before, but never one so complete as this. If you’re one of the few Star Wars fans that’ve … Continue reading
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Get an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with Xbox All Access starting at $24.99 a month.
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Gen. Keith Alexander is joining Amazon’s board of directors, the company revealed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing today. (Alexander has also been added to the company board’s official site.) A former director of the National Security Agency and the first commander of the US Cyber Command, Alexander served as the public face of US data collection during the Edward Snowden leaks, but he retired from public service in 2013. Alexander is a controversial figure for many in the tech community because of his involvement in the widespread surveillance systems revealed by the Snowden leaks. Those systems included PRISM, a broad data collection program that compromised systems at Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Facebook — but not... Continue reading…
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When Microsoft acquired Minecraft creators Mojang, some might have presumed the company would be restricting the highly popular game to its own platform and other “friendly” platforms. Few probably predicted that Microsoft would actually expand Minecraft’s reach not just to other platforms, including its PlayStation rival, but would also take the open-world sandbox games to places and use cases its … Continue reading
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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie responded to an Atlantic report that claimed Trump called American war dead "losers" in 2018.
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Google’s driving and traffic app is letting users drive with Kevin Conroy, the best Batman voice, as their personal navigator.
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If the US were to fully pursue herd immunity without a vaccine, the coronavirus could kill 2 million people nationwide.
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The outside of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost doesn't look super different from the outgoing car, but the inside is where it shines.
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Huawei might be changing its story from defiance to one of defeat by this time next year if things don’t start looking up for it. Whereas last year it stood proud and proclaimed it could still conquer the smartphone market despite US export bans, it is now silently and chaotically trying to get supplies it needs before time runs out … Continue reading
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Trevor Milton, the de-facto social media face of the upstart electric truck maker, is giving away about 7% of his stake in the company.
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It’s all about big industry and automation – and the money, of course UK-based engineering software group Aveva will pay $5bn for rival OSIsoft, it announced on Tuesday. The bulk of the money – $4.4bn – will be in cash, with $3.5bn of it raised through a rights issue.…
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Microsoft's Application Guard for Office is now in public preview to help protect organizations from malicious documents.
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Thanks to the new iRobot Genius software update, Roomba i7 and S9 vacuums should now clean with more intelligence and learn from their mistakes.
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The tiny Somali sengi is related to aardvarks, elephants and manatees.
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Many states are not collecting the race or ethnicity of coronavirus patients, which can make it harder to know the true impact on low-income communities.
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Get a tennis live stream to watch the Western & Southern Open online from anywhere - catch all the ATP and WTA Tour action from the new Cincinnati Masters.
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Scientists hope that studying these historic shifts will help with making future climate predictions, among other things.
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Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, is currently facing a hard time in the smartphone industry due to the U.S. ban. The latest ban stops Huawei from ... The post Huawei HiSilicon Taiwan Department is losing a lot of engineers appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Before the Tide Pods challenge was a public health crisis, it was a joke. The laundry detergent capsules, which were originally released in 2012, evolved over time to look strangely delicious: lush green and blue gels, swirled around one another attractively, all but daring you to eat them. This led to many jokes about Tide Pods maybe secretly being candy, and it might have stopped there — but then people actually started eating them. The “Tide Pods challenge” surged on social networks in 2018, and ultimately more than 10,000 children were reported to have been exposed to whatever extremely inedible substance is actually inside Tide Pods. Of teenagers who were affected, more than a quarter of the cases were intentional, the Washington... Continue reading…
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(Chapman University) Research from Chapman University discover ciliary extracellular-like vesicles (cELVs). Released by fluid-shear, cELVs act as nano-compartments within a cilium. Proteomic identification reveals the role of cELVs in human genetic diseases and cardiovascular functions.
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