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With a better webcam and nano-texture screen, plus new CPU and GPU options, it's almost all-new under the skin.
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Throughout the world, buildings have become safer and safer. Pagani Geotechnical has been contributing to this continuous improvement for almost 50 years, by developing compact, automated geotechnical equipment and tests.
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DoorDash has rolled out the first of a line of convenience stores designed to quickly deliver household items and other corner store products to customers. The DashMart stores will be stocked with items like spice rubs, cough medicine, and dog food from both national and local brands. The new endeavor comes as DoorDash's sales and market share continue to see success as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps people indoors. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. DoorDash is launching the first of its line of online convenience stores as the delivery company continues to cater to an increase in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company announced in April it was launching a convenience category on its platform, allowing users to order items from the likes of 7-Eleven and Walgreens. But the new stores, dubbed DashMarts, will be "owned, operated, and curated" by DoorDash and will feature products from both national and local brands, according to a company blog post. Customers can order household essentials like cough medicine and dog food, grocery items like chips and ice cream, and local restaurant products like spice rubs and packaged desserts. Each location will carry about 2,000 items, according to CNBC, and customers can access the stores on the DoorDash platform. "It's a bit like the express lane inside of a store, whether that store is a grocery store or a convenience store, or a pharmacy," DoorDash CEO Tony Xu told CNBC. "Sometimes, you just need those things that either you forgot, or just need in high frequency." He also said people will be able to receive their delivery in about 30 minutes, per the outlet. The DashMart stores are now available in eight US cities: Chicago, Minneapolis, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Redwood City, California. The company has plans to roll out more in the coming months in cities like Denver and Sacramento and Concord, California, just east of the San Francisco Bay Area. The new line of stores comes as the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on business across various sectors, including the restaurant industry. But on-demand delivery services like DoorDash have experienced success as people are ushered into their homes and restaurant owners cling to delivery platforms as a way to retain business. These third-party companies charge commission fees that have posed problems for small business owners long before the pandemic hit, making it more difficult for them to turn a profit and maintain healthy margins. But that struggle has been amplified in recent months, and some markets like San Francisco have set temporary commission fee caps as a solution. DoorDash had previously announced it was planning to go public in February, a move that has since been postponed in light of the pandemic.SEE ALSO: DoorDash, buoyed by surging demand and ample capital, has launched new services like toilet paper deliveries from convenience stores during the COVID crisis. CEO Tony Xu says it's being 'extremely agile.' Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why electric planes haven't taken off yet
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The latest AirPods deals from Amazon mean you can pick up a wireless charger case model for just $139 - their lowest price ever.
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America's rich used to move around more than the poor. When Covid landed, that flipped: The wealthy now work remotely, while essential workers toil.
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Huawei and its 5G efforts outside of China have faced severe headwinds. And most of it comes back to the US Government. The country after ... The post US threatens Brazil on Huawei 5G equipments appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Amidst a tussle with the US, leaks about Huawei are shimmering in the industry at regular intervals and never fail to disappoint us. The next ... The post Huawei Mate 40 frame, screen details leak online appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Little Tikes has introduced Tobi Robot, a new smartwatch that is made specifically for kids. Unlike most kids’ wearables, the Tobi Robot promises a number of more advanced features, including built-in games and augmented reality experiences. Key to the new smartwatch is a friendly AI named Tobi, which has more than 100 expressions, animated arms and legs, as well as … Continue reading
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Cloaking code contaminates snapshots so they're useless for face matching Researchers at the University of Chicago's Sand Lab have developed a technique for tweaking photos of people so that they sabotage facial-recognition systems.…
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A new source of methane leaking into the Antarctic ocean has been discovered, with concern about how the greenhouse gas could be driving climate change. Although so-called methane seeps – where the gas bubbles out from an underground reservoir and into the ocean – have been identified in multiple locations around the world, this latest example is the first to … Continue reading
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Microsoft reported fourth-quarter and full fiscal year earnings at market close on Wednesday, beating Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom lines.  Microsoft continued to see strong growth in businesses like Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Windows, and Xbox, as stay-at-home orders nationwide lead to heightened demand for both remote work tools and video games. For the first time, Microsoft posted $50 billion in annualized recurring revenue for its commercial cloud business, which includes sales of Microsoft Office and Azure to businesses. However, its Office and Windows businesses were hurt by a slowdown in transactional licensing to small and mid-sized businesses, Microsoft said. The stock is trading down over 2% at the time of publication. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft reported earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter and the full 2020 fiscal year earnings at market close on Wednesday, beating analyst expectations for overall results but missing estimates on a key business unit including its Office products. Here's what the company reported for Q4 2020: Revenue: $38 billion (Wall Street expected $36.5 billion), compared to $33.7 billion in the same quarter last year. Earnings: $1.46 per share, compared to analysts' estimate of $1.37 per share. Profit: $11.2 billion, down 15% Here's what the company reported for its fiscal year 2020: Revenue: $143 billion, up 14% Earnings: $5.76 per share, up 14% Profit: $44.3 billion, up 13% Shares are down more than 2% in after-hour trading to less than $206 per share following the release. While the company beat on many of its most important metrics for the fourth quarter, it did notably miss expectations on the key business unit that includes Office 365 cloud productivity suite and its Microsoft Teams communications app. The unit — which is called "Productivity and Business Processes" and includes Office products for businesses and customers, LinkedIn revenue and Dynamics products and cloud services — reached $11.75 billion in Q4, missing estimates of $11.9 billion.  For the second quarter in a row, Microsoft said it experienced a slowdown in transactional licensing, especially for small and medium businesses. Microsoft said the slowdown contributed to a 34 percent decline in revenue for Office products used by businesses, "reflecting continued customer shift to cloud offerings from multi-year on-premises agreements." Transactional licensing refers to the traditional, one-time purchase model of buying software. Microsoft's "Intelligent Cloud" business, which includes Azure, server products, enterprise and cloud services, brought in $13.37 billion in Q4 revenue, slightly beating analyst expectations. Microsoft doesn't report revenue figures for its Azure cloud computing business, but said revenue grew 47% from the same period of 2019 — a notable dropoff from the 59% growth rate it posted in the prior quarter, and 62% in the quarter before that. Revenue for the business unit Microsoft calls the "More Personal Computing," unit which includes Windows, search, Xbox and Surface, was $12.9 billion in Q4, up 14% from this time last year. Meanwhile, Microsoft said its commercial cloud business  – which includes Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and other cloud services – surpassed a $50 billion annualized run rate for the first time this year. While the pandemic has created challenges for many companies, including the smaller partners Microsoft relies on to sell its software and services, the shift to remote work has been a considered boost to the overall company, as users turn to products like the Microsoft Teams chat app and the Microsoft Azure cloud. Microsoft last week cut a small number of jobs as it transitioned to the new fiscal year. One person familiar with the situation told Business Insider the cuts affected less than 1,000 jobs. Microsoft's professional social network subsidiary LinkedIn on Tuesday announced plans to cut an additional 960 jobs. Microsoft also made significant changes last month by announcing plans to shut down its video game streaming service would be shut down and plans to close of most of its retail stores. Those moves, analysts say, signal CEO Satya Nadella's strategy to ruthlessly prioritize Microsoft's strengths and cut its losses in other areas.  Got a tip? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], message her on Twitter @ashannstew, or send her a secure message through Signal at 425-344-8242.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How 'white savior' films like 'The Help' and 'Green Book' hurt Hollywood
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Spotify will keep streaming artists like Drake, Imagine Dragons, Luis Fonsi, Halsey and J. Cole. But the companies said they'll experiment on new artist marketing tools together.
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Brit registry is the cash cow that keeps on giving. Whether it wants to or not Analysis  UK internet registry operator Nominet has decided to reform the way in which expired .uk domains are released and, to no one's surprise, has decided that the best solution is one that will result in it receiving millions of pounds in profit.…
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Plus, a totally free meditation app, a Raspberry Pi kit for $40 (save $20) and Avengers: Endgame in HD for $10.
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Decentralised contact-tracing apps from Ireland and Canada are first off the rank The Linux Foundation has announced a new Public Health initiative (LFPH) that “builds, secures, and sustains open source software to help public health authorities (PHAs) combat COVID-19 and future epidemics.”…
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We've heard of a code freeze but this is ridiculous: Microsoft finishes burying repos in Norwegian archipelago Microsoft's GitHub on Thursday said that earlier this month it successfully deposited a snapshot of recently active GitHub public code repositories to an underground vault on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.…
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The schadenfreude of seeing the company stumble is the kind of relief people need right now.
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13 percent growth ain’t bad, but the Chinese giant has previously done better Huawei has posted its results for the first half of 2020 and the news is mixed.…
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The effort to move the development of open source Java to GitHub is gathering steam, with the arrival of a formal proposal to migrate single-repository OpenJDK projects to the popular code-hosting platform.The plan, formalized as part of the OpenJDK Java enhancement proposal process, would move Java’s Git repos to GitHub in concert with another proposal to migrate OpenJDK source code repos from Mercurial to Git.The new proposal, created and updated in the past week, formally refines the process to explicitly name GitHub as the target of the migration.Moving to an external source code hosting provider can provide performance benefits, web access APIs, and an expanded community, the proposal argues.GitHub is acknowledged as the world’s largest code-hosting service and is lauded for its superior performance and extensive API in the proposal.Goals of the formal proposal include:
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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is facing harsh criticism after he defended the Saudi government, one of the largest investors in Uber, on a TV news show that aired Sunday night.Khosrowshahi was asked about the 2018 murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which the CIA believes was ordered by top Saudi officials.Khosrowshahi downplayed the murder, calling it a “mistake” and saying that even Uber makes mistakes.“We’ve made mistakes too, right?” Khosrowshahi told journalists from Axios on HBO.I think they have taken it seriously.”Saudi Arabia, through its sovereign investment fund, is the fifth largest investor in Uber.
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Google is constantly improving its services which makes it absolutely important for Android users.According to the latest reports, the company has updated Gboard.Now, when we type using Gboard, it proposes appropriate GIF animations on request for your written emojis.This makes writing with the Google keyboard even more interactive.When you access the emoji keyboard, we now have a new “Suggestions” bar that prompts you to “Tap an emoji to get suggestions.” Selecting a character will load related GIFs and stickers for you to insert into any conversation.Suggests GIF / Sticker content for you when you select emojis on the emoji keyboard.
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It's hard to write about Arcade1Up's line of three-quarter-scale arcade cabinets without making some nostalgic reference to childhood.Because these are the games we dumped countless quarters in throughout our youth; Pac-Man and Dig-Dug are as indelibly inscribed in my memory as the first song I truly loved (Olivia Newton John's "I Honestly Love You") and my first kiss (Daria).No matter which particular arcade games occupy a special place in your memory, Walmart has your back.Right now, the retailer is offering a half-dozen of Arcade1Up's cabinets on sale, letting you save anywhere from 15% to 40%, depending on the model.Remember, though: These prices are only for the game cabinet, and don't include the $45 riser (which raises it to adult height), which is sold separately.These units all ship in Ikea-style flatpack boxes, and some assembly is required.
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Its unique selling point in the US is clear: if you're a fan of British TV, you'll find a lot of it on Britbox.Now the service has finally launched in the UK, with a 30-day free trial offer.Likewise, while BritBox's library does seem fairly comprehensive when it comes to British classics like Blackadder, Downton Abbey, Prime Suspect and Inspector Morse, not everything we expected to see is on there right now.We won't get into the politics of the licence fee here – you either think the BBC is worth it or you don't, or you fall somewhere in the middle.But paying an extra £6 to access new-ish BBC content does feel weird when the BBC itself vowed last month to keep new content on the service for a year, rather than 30 days as it did previously.More interesting is the exclusive import Lambs of God, an Australian drama about nuns living on a remote island, starring The Leftovers' Ann Dowd.
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Hyatt, we've had a problemThe Register is at Microsoft's Ignite shindig in Orlando, Florida and while the event itself has been liberally hosed with the cloud and decked with impressive workflows, we reckon the Windows giant might want to offer up some of the assembled engineers to work out just what the heck is going on with Hyatt hotel's booking system.Admittedly, the trip from London to Ignite had not gone well.Having been first sprayed with a fine mist of snot and blood from a neighbouring economy passenger suffering the combined effects of a cold and some high-altitude nose picking, this hack was treated to rainfall in the cabin of BA's finest."It's because we're descending into warmer air, of course," proffered the cabin crew.More likely, US Homeland Security keeps a list of puns against humanity, and we at El Reg are right at the top.
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