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It means to improve on the legendary McLaren F1 "in every conceivable way."
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Some media and research institutions had previously lowered the sales of ‘regular’ smartphones and 5G smartphones this year due to the decline in market demand ... The post DigiTimes Estimates 250 Million 5G Smartphones Shipped This Year appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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CRM biz doesn't 'anticipate any kind of material financial impact' but can't say same for those whose data was nicked "We discovered and stopped a sophisticated attempted ransomware attack," Blackbaud CEO Michael Gianoni has told financial analysts – failing to mention the company simply paid off criminal extortionists to end the attack.…
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Apple's been able to navigate the coronavirus so far, but this fall will be tough.
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If you aren't already suffering from streaming service overload, here's how to binge Star Trek: Discovery and The Good Fight.
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We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism.Bleeding gums. Swollen gums. Bad breath. These are all signs of gum disease which, if left untreated, could lead to tooth loss and gum abscesses. It’s thought 90% of adults in the UK have some form of gum disease. It can vary in stages – from the more mild gingivitis to severe, fully-blown gum disease.Dr Reena Wadia, a periodontist and founder of RW Perio, tells HuffPost UK the issue is “common and often missed”. Aside from the obvious issues it causes like tooth loss and bleeding gums, severe gum disease has also been linked to health complications including cancer, dementia and heart disease.Here’s what you need to know about it.Related... Here’s What Your Tongue Tells You About Your Health What causes gum disease?Gum disease, also called periodontitis, is caused by bacterial infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth.It can be caused by a range of factors. Poor oral hygiene – not cleaning your teeth properly or regularly – is a common cause, as well as: smoking, old age, diabetes, pregnancy, a weakened immune system, malnutrition, taking certain medications that lessen the flow of saliva (such as antidepressants and antihistamines), stress, and genetics.What are the signs of gum disease?Healthy gums usually look firm and pink, although they may contain other pigments depending on your ethnic origin, Anna Middleton, founder of London Hygienist, tells HuffPost UK. There are some key telltale signs of gym disease. These include bleeding gums following brushing, flossing or eating, which Dr Wadia says is a “natural alarm bell signifying disease”, as well as changes in the appearance of your gums (they might become red, swollen or start receding) and persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth. “Just like you wouldn’t ignore bleeding from any other part of your body, don’t ignore bleeding gums,” she says.In worst case scenarios, gum disease can lead to gum boils or abscesses – “these are painful and can cause your face to swell up,” she says – as well as wobbly teeth, tooth loss, or your teeth changing position and drifting. What health issues has gum disease been linked to?Gum disease has been associated with an increased risk for a number of health conditions, including: cardiovascular disease, arthritis, lung infections, premature labour, and having a baby with a low birth weight.Multiple studies have linked severe gum disease with different types of cancer. In one study, a history of gum disease was associated with a 43% and 52% increased risk of oesophageal cancer and gastric cancer respectively. Another study found people with severe gum disease had a higher risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer compared to those with mild or no gum disease.A more recent study in July 2020 linked gum disease with dementia in later life. Published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, it followed 8,275 people with an average age of 63 over a 20-year period. “People with the most severe gum disease at the start of our study had about twice the risk for mild cognitive impairment or dementia by the end,” said lead author Ryan Demmer, from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.“However, the good news was that people with minimal tooth loss and mild gum disease were no more likely to develop thinking problems or dementia than people with no dental problems.”Good dental hygiene is the best way to keep healthy teeth and gums throughout your lifetime, said Demmer, who noted that more research is needed to understand if treatment for gum disease can prevent dementia. It’s also worth noting that while people with gum disease may have an increased risk of these problems, there’s no clear evidence that gum disease directly causes them.Related... Everything You Could Possibly Need To Know About Face Masks And Coverings How to prevent gum diseaseDr Wadia says the best ways to look after your gums include effective home care – that means brushing twice a day – as well as regular professional checks and cleans. She recommends an electric toothbrush, if possible. “You need to be holding your toothbrush along the gum line, not just on the teeth,” she says.Middleton advises placing the toothbrush bristles against the teeth at a 45-degree angle towards the gum line. “Many of us forget to brush our gums when we brush our teeth, but brushing your gums is integral because this is where plaque will sit,” she says. “When brushing, hold the handle gently with a light grip and only apply light pressure. Glide the brush across your teeth and gums gently, allowing your brush to do must of the work – do not scrub.”Related... Do You Really Need To Floss Every Day? We Asked Dentists Cleaning between your teeth with interdental brushes or floss is just as important as cleaning. Brushing only cleans about 60% of our teeth.“Toothbrushes are not capable of reaching in-between teeth to remove unwanted debris,” says Middleton. “However, interdental cleaning with floss or brushes helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which can occur when food and plaque are left lodged between teeth.“If you have the space between your teeth, opt for interdental brushes and always use the biggest size possible – you may need more than one brush size. If your teeth are tight together then dental floss is recommended.”Tips for flossing:Take a piece as long as from your elbow to tip on index finger, wind the floss around your middle fingers leaving an inch or two to work with.Hold the floss tight between your thumbs and index fingers. Using a gentle sawing action slide the floss between the teeth.Go all the way below the gum line and gently curve the floss in a tight ‘C’ shape and rub up and down. Repeat this for the other side of the tooth before coming back up and out to move on to the next space.Use a clean section of floss as you move between teeth. If you get the floss in but cannot get it back out – do not panic. Gently unravel from fingers and pull the floss through.Do your interdental cleaning before you brush your teeth to remove debris and make this a daily practice.Tips for using an interdental brush:Choose the right size.Insert between the teeth gently and move the brush back and forth a few times.Change the size and curve of the brush if needed. Some people find it easier to keep it straight for the front teeth but angle/bend for the back teeth.Change the brush when filaments have become worn – usually 4-7 days.Related... Thinking About Getting Veneers? 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Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Revel is suspending its service in New York City after a man was killed riding one of the shared electric mopeds in Queens, making him the second customer to die while using the service in recent weeks. According to the New York Post, Jeremy Malave, 32, was heading north on Woodhaven Boulevard in Middle Village at 3:15AM ET on Tuesday when he lost control of the Revel moped, slammed into a streetlight on a median, and was thrown from the vehicle. He was found by police at the scene with severe head trauma and was transported to North Shore Forest Hills Hospital where he was pronounced dead. It was unclear whether he was wearing a helmet, which is provided by Revel. CBS News reporter Nina Kapur died while riding as a passenger on a... Continue reading…
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Did you just build yourself a new PC to game the crap out of the quarantine? Or you simply want to finally upgrade the operating ... The post U2KEY Summer Sales Kick Off: Windows 10 Pro and Office 2016 Pro for Cheap appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Beware the wandering buttock Who, Me?  As the weekend recedes and the workday begins, tarry a while with a beverage of your choice and today's entry in The Register's file of reader Who, Me? confessions.…
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Now it's not just the Apple fans having all the fun.
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The Klipsch x McLaren T5 II Sport true wireless earbuds combine Formula 1 style with high-fidelity sound.
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The tablet manufacturing market is not as lucrative as the smartphone market. Due to the presence of smartphones with really large screens, the quest for ... The post Huawei C5 10 2020 appears on Vmall with a 2K fullscreen appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Listen to our weekly podcast Am I Making You Uncomfortable? about women’s health, bodies and private lives. Available on Spotify, Apple, Audioboom and wherever you listen to your podcasts.Most of us will have had a drink or two on an empty stomach at one point or another – the after work trip to the pub where you didn’t have chance to grab food beforehand, or your mate’s wedding reception where you filled up on Prosecco before the starters came out.But what’s happening in the body when you drink without eating first? Dr Keith Grimes, a GP for online doctor service Babylon Health, explains that when someone drinks alcohol, it is absorbed into the blood stream from the small intestine – the part of the bowel that starts where the stomach ends.“About 80% of the absorption of alcohol happens here, and it happens quickly,” he says. “The stomach plays an important role in determining how quickly alcohol makes it into the small intestine.”If your stomach is empty, this happens faster. But if your stomach is full of delicious grub, alcohol enters your bloodstream more slowly – and generally more safely.Related... 'There Isn't Enough Air In The Room': What Social Anxiety Feels Like Dr Tony Rao, an NHS consultant and specialist in alcohol and mental health, says eating food usually coats the stomach and slows down absorption of alcohol – but not always. Fatty foods tend to be the exception.How fast the alcohol enters the bloodstream depends on stomach ‘motility’, he explains, which is basically a fancy term for how fast the stomach empties.Eating unhealthy fatty foods can increase motility, which results in alcohol entering your bloodstream quicker. “So, eating your kebab and chips may result in alcohol being absorbed sooner than, say, drinking a glass of milk,” he says.The type of alcoholic drink you have can also determine motility. “Stronger drinks such as spirits and fizzy alcoholic drinks increase motility and speed up alcohol absorption,” says Dr Rao. “Sugary drinks and caffeine reduce motility and delay it.”People who eat a meal before drinking tend to be better off, because the rate of alcohol absorption into the bloodstream slows down – and the body works to adsorb it in a more manageable way. Experts advise against drinking on an empty stomach because of the impact it can have on the body. “The short-term effects of drinking on an empty stomach, particularly stronger alcoholic drinks, can mean a more rapid rise in blood alcohol,” says Dr Rao. As this happens, you’ll feel more drunk quickly and will struggle with thinking clearly and coordinating your body movements.“Binge-drinking on an empty stomach is dangerous, as the rapid rise in blood alcohol can increase the toxic effects of alcohol on the brain,” he adds.Alcohol can also irritate the lining of the stomach when combined with stomach acid, which can worsen when the stomach is empty.In very rare cases, if a person is fasting or starving, significant alcohol consumption can trigger a serious complication called alcoholic ketoacidosis, says Dr Grimes. This is where the metabolism of the body is disrupted and can lead to severe nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.The condition requires hospital treatment. “Tragically, we saw a young, fit woman die from this,” he says, referring to the death of 27-year-old Alice Burton Bradford, from Brighton, who passed away in her garden after suffering from reported alcoholic ketoacidosis. News reports suggest she had been drinking alcohol on an empty stomach.For those who do end up drinking and forget to eat, Dr Grimes advises keeping the strength of your drink low and drinking it slowly, or with a still, non-alcoholic mixer. “If possible, have some snacks as an accompaniment,” he suggests.“It’s something Mediterranean bar owners have known for some time, so the next time you enjoy tapas with your Rioja, be reassured the bar person has your good health in mind.”Find out more about how alcohol impacts different parts of the body.If you need help with a drinking problem, call the Alcoholics Anonymous national helpline for free on 0800 9177 650 or email [email protected] advice on how to reduce drinking, visit Drinkaware’s website or Alcohol Change UK.Find alcohol addiction services near you using this NHS tool.Related... How To Cut Down On Alcohol If The Quarantinis Got Out Of Hand Inside The UK’s First Socially Distanced Music Festival How Does it Stack Up? We Tried The 'McBluffin' – Here's Our Verdict
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Researchers aim to make the design as effective as an N95 mask when it comes to stopping coronavirus spread.
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There were plenty of acorns this spring, and now the chipmunks are driving people nuts.
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Pine64 has a smartphone that can work as a handset and as a Linux PC, just plug in a couple of cables.
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We’ve seen a number of fan-remastered classics over the past few years, the majority of which revolve around TV shows from the late ’80s through the 1990s, as well as historic footage. The latest remaster is different — it involves the classic Superman cartoon from the 1940s, one that, quite obviously, doesn’t look very good on modern televisions in its … Continue reading
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You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening.Tricky Vallancing actFor a while back in the Brexit wars, we kept being told that leaving the EU was “a process not an event”. But was the government’s coronavirus lockdown in March also a process, not an event? That’s the implication of Matt Hancock’s bold declaration in the Commons today, when he tried to shoot down suggestions there had been a deadly delay in following scientific advice.‌Boris Johnson’s live televised address on March 23 was watched by 27 million Britons. That’s when he told the public to stay at home, closed all non-essential shops and warned the measures would be enforced by the police. The word “lockdown”, which No.10 had fought shy of using, suddenly seemed apt.‌Today Hancock told MPs that actually March 16, when he advised the public against “all unnecessary social contact with others and all unnecessary travel”, was the date “precisely when the lockdown was started”. Of course, “lockdown” suggests compulsion rather than strong advice. That’s a major difference already cited by his critics.‌The health secretary was probably more focused on the word “started” as much as the word “lockdown”. His case was that a week before the formal crackdown ordered by the PM, he had in fact signalled the beginning of what was a process of a steady ratcheting up of restrictions, not a one-off event.And it’s true that Hancock’s sombre words in the Commons on March 16 did suggest sweeping changes. As well as ending unnecessary social contact and travel, he said: “We need people to start working from home if they possibly can. We should steer clear of pubs, clubs, cinemas and restaurants. We should use the NHS only when we really need to.”‌Two days later on March 18, the government announced schools would close the following week. Another today days later on March 20, Johnson ordered pubs, clubs and restaurants to close. But it was on March 23 that the PM made plain that everyone had to stay at home and only two people at a time could gather in public. Instead of advice there was instruction.There is in fact a growing body of evidence that the public had started to stay at home in the week before Johnson’s big announcement. Many big companies had ordered staff to stay away. This graph from Bristol University’s statistics professor Oliver Johnson uses mobility data to show a sharp fall in London even before Hancock’s statement and certainly after it. The televised “lockdown” sealed the deal to keep it right down.The reason any of this matters is that chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance told the Commons science and tech committee that it was on March 16 (or 18, he was surprisingly unclear) that the government’s Sage committee of advisers said all remaining lockdown measures should be introduced “as soon as possible”. “We were further ahead in the pandemic than had been thought,” he said.With many having already pointed out that if the actual full lockdown had started even a week earlier, thousands of lives could have been saved, Vallance’s words naturally caught the eye. When the independent public inquiry does finally meet (and this week at least Johnson confirmed such an inquiry would happen), it will have to go through exactly who said what and when.The health secretary is so confident that he even today told Liaison Committee chairman Bernard Jenkin that he was “very happy” to make a written ministerial statement next week on “lessons learned” from the pandemic so far - an exercise that the PM has strongly resisted to date. Let’s see if No.10 allows it to happen.Hancock is clearly ready to defend his corner, but it was perhaps Vallance’s other words today that ought to worry ministers. Reminded of his infamous line that 20,000 deaths would be a “good outcome”, he said: “It’s clear that the outcome has not been good in the UK. There are many factors that are going to play in this….and there will be decisions made that will turn out not to have been the right decisions at the time.”‌That flatly contradicted Johnson’s mantra that he had taken “the right decisions at the right time”, a mantra he has of late stopping using. To make things even worse for the PM, who is expected tomorrow to urge more people to go back to work, Vallance added that it remained his view and Sage’s that staying home should remain the default position for many workers.‌“For many companies working from home remains a perfectly good option, because it’s easy to do. A number of companies think it’s not detrimental to productivity and in that situation, absolutely no reason I can see to change it.” That’s a hell of a quote. And it could prove very difficult for Johnson’s efforts to get what he calls “bustle” back into our city centres. Will Vallance be alongside him at the No.10 briefing on Friday? Don’t bank on it.‌The fact is that what is driving the officer worker stay-at-home shift is not just reluctance among staff to use public transport, but also the brute corporate reality that employers are finding it much, much cheaper not to pay huge city centre office rents. Public transport in its current form is still not a viable option for getting into work either.Staff who save on travel have got an effective pay rise as well as the chance to see their families. Companies get as much productivity for lower rental costs of much smaller floorspace. Going to the office for one day a week for special in-person meetings or training may become the norm, especially as many employers have no plans for a mass return this winter and may even sit it out until next spring.‌That’s very bad news for developers, landlords and all those restaurants, bars and shops that rely on passing office trade. Like many apocalyptic events, coronavirus has just accelerated the tectonic plates that were already shifting against the high street from online shopping and against office working from remote-access computer working.As a financier friend of mine puts it: the City of London is deserted but billions of pounds of trades take place every day, stocks are sold and bought, markets function. Margaret Thatcher’s Big Bang now has an even bigger bang. But for those on furlough, the winter will be especially cold financially, as their bosses simply can’t afford to keep them on without any cashflow. The inequality in the job market between the precariat and the protected is set to widen further than ever.‌In theory, the demise of big cities ought to provide filip to all those towns in the Red Wall that voted Tory last year. Instead of commuting and then spending near the office, workers could spend locally. But in the real world, the sheer economic dynamism of big cities will be hard to replace quickly. And no matter how many times the PM says ‘Go to work’, he can’t order a return to normal as he can in schools this September.It’s hard to see how any government would cope with these deep structural changes in the workplace even in a pre-corona era of low unemployment. Johnson has promised voters he will intervene to help them through this pandemic, but ultimately he may well have to admit what many of his colleagues think: you can’t buck the market. The political consequences of the longterm “lockdown” on employment could be severe indeed.Lisa Nandy is our special guest on this week’s podcast. Hear us chat through Chris Grayling’s ISC failure, China, Bame impacts of coronavirus and Starmer’s first 100 days (he passed ‘the mum verdict’ on a Call Keir event in Bury attended by Nandy’s mother). Click here to listen on Audioboom or below for iTunes.‌Search for Commons People wherever you listen to podcasts and subscribe. Quote Of The Day“It is almost certain that Russian actors sought to interfere in the 2019 General Election through the online amplification of illicitly acquired and leaked government documents.”Dominic Raab gets his Moscow retaliation in firstThursday Cheat SheetHackers linked to the Russian intelligence services tried to access UK coronavirus vaccine research, the government revealed.New ISC chairman Julian Lewis said he did not reply to a whips’ text asking him to vote for Chris Grayling for the post, saying he considered it “an improper request”. Jacob Rees-Mogg refused to rule out a motion removing Lewis from the job.Matt Hancock was unclear if mask wearing will be needed for takeaway sandwich shops. “If people go to a shop then it will be mandatory to wear a mask. If they go to a hospitality venue then it will not,” he said.‌Tony Sewell was confirmed as the chair of the newly-established Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, but had to swiftly apologise after the Guardian discovered he talked about “tortured queens” just after footballer Justin Fashanu disclosed he was gay in 1990. Sewell has also said evidence of institutional racism is “flimsy”.Labour frontbencher Lloyd Russell-Moyle stepped down from his post, citing “right wing media” bullying over his previous remarks about anti-Semitism.Jeremy Hunt told an Institute for Government event that paying for properly funded elderly social care “is going to mean an increase in taxes and I think we have to be honest with people about that”.The government will extend proxy voting in the Commons until Monday 28 September 2020.What I’m ReadingHackers Convinced Twitter Employee to Help Them Hijack Accounts - ViceGot A Tip?Send tips, stories, quotes, pics, plugs or gossip to [email protected]  Related... Extra £3bn Promised For NHS To Protect Against Virus Second Wave Matt Hancock Accused Of 'Rewriting History' Over Lockdown Date UK Coronavirus Outcome 'Not Good', Says Patrick Vallance
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It can do everything any other Google Assistant display can do—on a smaller scale.
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Epic Games Store continues its free games giveaway bonanza.
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$4.5bn splash turns out to be first installment in $10bn ‘Digitisation fund’ and development template for new products Google has revealed that $4.5bn of the $10bn “Indian digitisation fund” it revealed on Tuesday will go towards an investment in mobile carrier Jio Platforms.…
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Researchers found evidence of a star blasting itself out of its orbit with another star in a “partial supernova.”
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Apple News and the Health app get updates, a digital Car Key feature arrives
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(University of Colorado at Boulder) University of Colorado Boulder researchers have used ultra-fast extreme ultraviolet lasers to measure the properties of materials more than 100 times thinner than a human red blood cell.
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Evidence is mounting up that the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 might feel more like a mid-ranged phone than we expected.
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The days are closing in before Samsung’s second big 2020 event but it seems that the outlook may not be so positive for the company’s next mobile devices. The Galaxy Z Fold 2, if that is really its name, is reportedly delayed by a month and the Galaxy Note 20 is shaping up to be a rather mixed bag. Ignoring … Continue reading
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Image: Skydio If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the day when self-flying drone startup Skydio becomes a true competitor to DJI, you might taken today’s announcement poorly. You might have assumed that after two impressive drones that didn’t quite fulfill their full potential, Skydio’s decision to build its next flying flagship camera exclusively for the enterprise and military markets meant it was done with consumers entirely. But Skydio CEO Adam Bry tells The Verge he’s just getting started — there are more consumer drones on the way. “We have more products coming in that market that we’re excited about,” reveals Bry, saying the timing was simply right to expand into the enterprise market, too. In both markets, he says, the goal isn’t to try to beat... Continue reading…
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One of the biggest consequences of COVID-19 for enterprises beyond 2020 will be the acceleration of the trend to working the majority of the working week from home. Already organizations were encouraged to look into it on the promise that each employee working from home would, on average, work an additional 1.4 days per month, and that there would be greater productivity due to a perceived improvement in work/life balance. This working from home percentage was increased in an accelerated fashion due to the COVID-19 situation. With lockdown effectively mandating that most people in professional careers work from home, as we… This story continues at The Next Web
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Black Friday at Kohl's may look a lot like the same deals you'll get at other retailers -- discounts on Xbox and PS4 game console bundles and the like.Don't forget that if you're shopping at Kohl's, come prepared for the best savings.Plus the Yes2You reward program gives a $5 for every 100 points you earn -- and you get a point for every dollar spent.You won't have to wait until Black Friday to nab some of these deals, though.Aside from the sales that go into effect on Nov. 25 online, as well as in-store at 5 p.m., local time on Thanksgiving Day, there are deals available right now.Here's a roundup of what you can get now and what you can snag later on.
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the Project is intended to modernize the Pentagon's infrastructure to the cloud.According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon was the leader in getting the contract until the Pentagon, Microsoft, submitted a complaint to the us court of justice.for more information, see the Amazon to be examined, can be set a contract with the Pentagon worth 93 billion.many aspects of the Jedi, the evaluation included the clear of flaws, errors, and bias, and it is important to ensure that these issues are being investigated, and the change,” said a spokesperson for Amazon Web Services.
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