Ralph Philbrick

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For the longest time, Apple users have had a huge qualm with iPhone‘s camera app – the lack of customizable options in the camera UI.For instance, you have to go to the settings app to change the resolution and frame rate of the video you’re shooting.But that might change soon.Apple is now allowing you to change the resolution and frame rate right from the camera UI with its latest iOS 13.2 developer beta update.Unfortunately, this option is available for only this year’s iPhones: the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max.Now in iOS 13.2 Beta 2 you can change the video resolution and frame rate right in the camera app just by tapping on the setting!
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China’s big two digital payment platforms Alipay and WeChat Pay have issued separate statements on Thursday making explicit their policies forbidding transactions related to cryptocurrency trading.Why it matters: The move follows several media reports suggesting that cryptocurrency exchange Binance has started accepting fiat currencies via Ant Financial’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay.Malta-based Binance, considered one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, announced on Wednesday a new peer-to-peer (P2P) trading function that allows Chinese users to trade cryptocurrencies against the Chinese yuan.P2P trading circumvents Chinese laws banning cryptocurrency exchanges, allowing traders to instead settle transactions directly with one another.“To reiterate, Alipay closely monitors over-the-counter transactions to identify irregular behavior and ensure compliance with relevant regulations.If any transactions are identified as being related to bitcoin or other virtual currencies, @Alipay immediately stops the relevant payment services.”
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Along with the OPPO Reno Ace flagship phone launched a couple minutes back and which you can check out over here.Chinese phone maker also announced the new OPPO K5 mid-ranger; let’s check it out!OPPO K5 is Official with VOOC 4.0 and Quad Camera SetupThe smartphone’s biggest highlight is its charging technology.The K5 does indeed support VOOC 4.0 flash charging; making it OPPO’s first product to use the new 30W VOOC.This allows the user to charge the smartphone’s 4000mAh capacity battery to 67% in just 30 minutes, which means it’s around 12% faster than the already quick VOOC 3.0 charging tech.
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A major flaw in an Indian local search app, Justdial, allowed hackers to log in to any of its 156 million users accounts.Apart from accessing user information such as names, phone numbers, and email addresses, the vulnerability allowed them to peek into financial details including balance and transactions of an account through JustDial Pay, the company’s payment service.First reported by MoneyControl, the bug was discovered by security researcher Ehraz Ahmed last month.It exploited the site’s Register API used for sign-ups.A video posted by Ahmed shows a hacker can use a person’s phone number as user name and gain access to the account through the flaw.The bug allowed hackers to even change account details for JD Pay so all the money sent to that account gets redirected.
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On Sunday, David Fullerton, CTO of Stack Overflow, issued an apology over how management had handled interaction with the Stack Exchange Q community during discussions about a code of conduct change and other grievances."In the last few weeks, we made a series of mistakes, both in our actions and in the ways that we communicated those actions," said Fullerton."In doing so, we hurt people who believe in that mission and who want to help us make the community welcoming and open to all."An apology last week from Stack Exchange director of community Sara Chipps that didn't go over so well – it was downvoted 1,394 times.The most egregious misstep involved the way a longtime moderator was dismissed, though that's not the only source of rancor.Last week, 20 volunteer Stack Exchange moderators (among about 600) resigned to protest of the removal of Monica Cellio, after concerns she raised about a pending Code of Conduct change led to her removal as a moderator.
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If all goes well, the Mars 2020 mission will launch toward the Red Planet next July.Then, after a six-month cruise to Mars, a lander carrying a 1-ton rover will detach from the spacecraft and attempt to make a soft landing in an ancient lake bed named Jezero Crater.Most likely, it will all go well despite the enormous challenge of safely sending spacecraft to Mars.But NASA has gotten pretty good at this stuff, and there's a reason for that.Probably the most challenging part of the Mars 2020 mission involves putting the rover on the ground.And this autopilot has been meticulously developed.
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a New non-contact rörelsekoncept with superconductors.the Requirements on the cleaning of the production facilities and the cleanliness - especially in future-oriented fields such as biomedical engineering, laboratorieautomatisering and to the industry.Thanks to the supraledartekniken, these requirements can easily be met.In the future, there will be many of the manufactured products are to be handled silently and by produktionsfabrikerna, with low energy consumption and no contact with any surface.Thanks to the supraledartekniken as to provide new solutions, particularly in clean environments, will be non-contact, and the smooth handling of the spatial orientation of the at any time possible, even through walls.in the field of Medical, laboratorieautomatisering, biotechnology, and food production is the future of the automationsområden, which shows great potential for growth in the coming years.
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Many readers credit Brown with being prescient, but ironically he initially set the book aside because he thought the premise was too far-fetched.“I went from thinking ‘This book is too implausible’ to saying, ‘The headlines are catching up with it, and I need to get it out there,'” Brown says in Episode 381 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.Brown’s second novel, Rule of Capture, is set in the same world as Tropic of Kansas, and centers on a struggling lawyer who defends political prisoners even as the justice system crumbles around him.“There’s a lot of law in science fiction—from Asimov’s Laws of Robotics to the Prime Directive to the laws that the human-animal hybrids have to follow in The Island of Doctor Moreau—there’s a lot of law, but very few lawyers,” Brown says.“So figuring out how to do this kind of mash-up and make it all sync up was a very interesting, challenging, and ultimately very rewarding exercise.”As a lawyer himself, Brown was disturbed at the way that so many legal experts were willing to justify torture in the wake of 9/11, and that also influenced Rule of Capture.
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After years of rumors, speculation, and requests from fans, the Red Dead Redemption series is finally coming to PC.Rockstar revealed today that it’s bringing Red Dead Redemption 2 to PC, and those who were holding out for such an announcement luckily don’t have much longer to wait, as the PC version will be out next month.It’ll be available through the freshly-launched Rockstar Games Launcher, but you’ll have other options beyond that including Greenman Gaming, the Humble Store, GameStop, and the Epic Games Store.It’ll be up for pre-order on the Rockstar Games Launcher on October 9th and the rest on October 23rd, with Rockstar saying that the game will also be a Google Stadia launch title.RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 is coming to PC November 5thhttps://t.co/ECEqNr9HUI pic.twitter.com/8jg8WeVvQ8You might notice a glaring omission from that list of platforms, as Steam isn’t present on it.
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According to the latest data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), mobile subscriptions across the country increased by 0.31% over the three-month period ending in June.Although this might not sound that impressive, 0.31% is the equivalent of 3.65 million subscriptions.The impact of Jio should not be underestimated here.This is a company which revolutionised accessibility to connectivity in the country, and momentum is continuing through 2019.At some point the ceiling will be reached, though in many countries around the world, mobile penetration exceeds 100%.With a population of roughly 1.33 billion, smartphone penetration across the country stands at approximately 87%.
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Bara 20 procent av de plastförpackningar som används i Sverige återvinns som ny plast.Resten eldas upp, enligt en granskning av Ekot i Sveriges Radio.Siffran är betydligt lägre än de data som Naturvårdsverket rapporterat till EU.Enligt Naturvårdsverket materialåtervinns 46 procent av alla plastförpackningar, vid sidan av pet-flaskor där andelen är högre.Förklaringen till skillnaderna är att med nuvarande EU-regler räknas även förbränning av förpackningar, då värmen kan tillvaratas, som återvinning.
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Following the Duffer Brothers hinting at the promise of more Stranger Things, Netflix has dropped the first teaser trailer for the series’ next season.And things are looking grim.While the teaser doesn’t feature any of Stranger Things’ human heroes, villains, or interdimensional monstrosities, its focus on the Upside Down and its statement about leaving Hawkins are telling.After three seasons of centring Eleven and co.’s lives in the small Indiana town, Stranger Things has just become a much larger, more fantastical show that needs more space to flex its muscles, and from the looks of things, that’s exactly what season four is about provide.There’s no word yet on when Stranger Things season four will drop, but today, Netflix announced that Matt and Ross Duffer (The Duffer Brothers) have signed a multi-year deal to produce an unknown number of new series and films for the studio, meaning that we can expect many more things to come from the duo in the not-too-distant future.
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Amazon might be slowing down the expansion of its own Amazon Go locations, but the company is in talks to license out the technology that powers those cashierless stores to other retailers.Per a new report from CNBC, Amazon has discussed the possibility with Cineworld, which owns Regal Cinemas, and OTG, which operates mini-grocery stores at some airports.Concession stands at stadiums and baseball parks are another area of interest, according to CNBC, with Amazon hoping it can retrofit Go technology into these partner locations in as little as two weeks and have “hundreds” of stores using the scan-and-go checkout by the end of 2020.Amazon itself has opened 16 Go stores — 18 have been announced in total — and they join the company’s Amazon Books and Amazon 4-Star businesses to make up Amazon’s physical retail operation.(And that’s not even counting Whole Foods.)As CNBC notes, installing Go technology elsewhere would give Amazon another source of revenue without requiring the same commitment necessary to put up an entire store.
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Today we will certainly please all the fans of the ELEPHONE brand, because the chinese phone makers just launched a brand new major promotional campaign featuring some discounted phone packages.And you can save up to $50 purchasing two specific phones together during the promo period from September 28th to October 18th.So let’s take a closer look at the featured packages, because some of them are really bringing quite some value to the customer.There are exactly 7 packages, all of them featuring a special ELEPHONE model paired with the budget ELEPHONE A2, which is meant for just the very non-demanding users.After all it’s the super budget piece with 3G-only MT6580 processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and 5,45-inch HD+ resolution screen.But that’s just the bonus extra phone in the package, while the main pieces are way more powerful and refined.
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Lönegapet mellan män och kvinnor har minskat något under 2000-talet.Men kvinnors medianinkomst ligger fortfarande långt under männens, visar statistik från Statistiska centralbyrån (SCB).För 20 år sedan låg kvinnors medianinkomst på 72 procent av männens, i fjol låg den på 77 procent, enligt SCB.”Om man räknar bort inflationen steg kvinnors inkomst med 39 procent och mäns med 32 procent under åren 2000–2018”, skriver SCB.Den största relativa förändringen syns i kommunen Bjurholm, där kvinnors inkomster ökade med 44 procent under perioden, medan männens ökade med 25 procent.Drygt 20 kommuner har dock en motsatt utveckling, där inkomstgapet mellan mäns och kvinnors löner har ökat under perioden.
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After the launch of the Mi MIX Alpha concept phone, there was a lot of buzz about a certain MIX 4 rumoured to launch in October.Renowned tipsters like IceUniverse and other Chinese bloggers added fuel to fire by saying that the MIX 4 is coming.However, all that talk has just been ridiculed completely today with Xiaomi’s brand promotion manager Bishop Edward taking to Weibo to say there is no other MIX model apart from the MIX Alpha, at least for this year.Part of the speculation surrounding the MIX 4 was on the basis of the fact that the MIX Alpha isn’t actually a mass-production ready phone.While the MIX series brings innovative display technology to the masses.This official confirmation comes shortly after reports of a placeholder listing of the MIX 4 5G was seen on Chinese JD.com etailer.
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The Honor V30 is an upcoming flagship that will debut the Kirin 990 5G among Honor devices.This particular version of the latest Kirin chipset comes with an integrated 5G modem.The company may release two versions of the Honor V30 one with 5G, and another one with the non-5G version of the Kirin 990.While the launch date is still unknown, a photo emerged on Weibo showing what seems to be the Honor V30’s display.The new Honor flagship is said to have very thin bezels.In addition to that, the display will ship with the notch-killing approach called “Punch hole”.
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Microsoft is moving Project xCloud into its next phase.The game-streaming technology will open up to a public test in the United States, United Kingdom, and South Korea in October.Project xCloud’s public preview will include a handful of Xbox games for testing.Using a phone or tablet, you can stream Halo 5: Guardians, Gears 5, Killer Instinct, or Sea of Thieves.As part of this preview, Microsoft is looking for data and feedback about xCloud’s performance.The idea is to move beyond internal testing at Microsoft to see how xCloud performs in a wider variety of circumstances.
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This is essentially, and for lack of a less cliche term, a Spotify or Netflix style service, but it’s much deeper than that, and we’ll get into some of the social features and other benefits that come into game streaming as we get deeper into this topic.We’re building out each of those markets so that the coverage is going to grow exponentially in the coming months, which is exciting.The advantage that gives us, at least in the early years of 5G, is that we’re going to be able to deliver exponential improvements in performance when it comes to speed and latency, in many more locations, a much larger geography, than anyone else in the country.But I see that as part of a broader arc.Even in the early days, it’s remarkably better than 4G, but it will get better from here on forward.The other thing is that you’ll see–I don’t think anyone’s mentioned this yet, but the dynamic of being able to play wirelessly on the go has also enabled a social experience that’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
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Last week, we published an account of previously unreported struggles at luxury e-tailer Reebonz, detailing how it went from a valuation of US$284 million to under US$15 million within two years and how it might turn things around.A key obstacle it faces is the rising debt.While it raised an additional US$3.53 million in funding recently, that did not appear to have an impact on its plunging stock price.There’s also news that it might be delisted by Nasdaq if it does not surpass the US$15 million minimum requirement for the value of publicly held shares.(Do subscribe if you’d like to support such reporting on the not-so-glamorous side of startups.)Finally, check out the rest of our premium articles from the past week, which feature a number of startups on the rise:
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We’ve touched on Google Pixel 4 camera leaks in recent days, including the presence of 8x zoom (likely hybrid or digital), a telephoto secondary camera, and a so-called Motion Mode.The leaks aren’t stopping here though, as XDA-Developers forum member cstark27 has uncovered numerous references to upcoming features in version 6.3 of the Google Camera app.It’s also noted that these features are all marked as “experimental2019,” which suggests they’re limited to the upcoming Pixel flagships for now.Read: Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL — More evidence for 90Hz display refresh rateFor starters, the app contains references to so-called AudioZoom technology, presumably allowing users to focus on audio from a specific subject (e.g.one person talking in the distance or a musical performance on a crowded street).
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At its annual hardware launch event on September 10, Apple is set to unveil the latest iPhone, as well as other products and major software updates.How many cameras will the iPhone 11 have?What new features will be available in iOS 13 updates?All will be revealed soon, and you can tune in live on whatever device you have handy.Here’s how to tune in as the event kicks off on September 10, at 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT / 7PM CEST / 10:30PM IST.Tune in to the stream on YouTube on any supported device by following this link or simply hitting the ‘play’ button in the embedded player below.
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the Happy Plugs has released his true wireless headset, Air 1, during the summer months.The sound is ok, and the price tag of 899 crowns makes them an ok option for those in the Market.the Man dropped the four colors from the start – and-white, black, pink, and beige.and Now they are releasing a bunch of new options.the Leopard will be joined by marble of three different colours, pink, red, white, and black.the price tag is a bit higher, but it is only 50 dollars, and you may have to pay out of 949 dollars.
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these are Some of Nintendo's greatest classics have just been released for the game console of the Switch.Nintendo's online service for the console, the Switch is on the rocks.But it has something its competitors lack access to Nintendo's old game library.When the service was launched last year, was we of åttabitarseran, with the subsequent games, which, to date, include, among other things, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Metroid.and Now, Nintendo has just added the 20 to the games, which originally debuted on the Super Nintendo (Snes), such as Super Mario World, Super Metroid, A Link to the Past, Yoshi's Island and Super Mario Kart.in the course återlanserat the more of these games in the past.
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Bzzts växte med nära 70 procent förra året, medan förlusterna steg i samma fart.Nu har deras fordonstillverkare Clean Motion akut pengabrist.”Vi är inte helt beroende av dem”, säger Bzzts vd Sven Wolf.Eltaxikoncernen Bzzt såg omsättningen stiga med 69 procent under 2018 till 8,2 miljoner kronor, enligt det färska bokslutet.Samtidigt ökade förlusterna i samma fart till 26 miljoner kronor.Moderbolaget ska vara riskkapitalfinansierat i åtminstone ett par år till”, säger vd:n Sven Wolf till Di Digital.
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Aquatic, worm-like animals capable of crawling through mud appeared at least 550 million years ago, according to new fossil evidence.In this case, a team of scientists from Virginia Tech and the Chinese Academy of Sciences were able to connect an ancient species to the trail marks it left behind.Prior to this study, the same group of scientists detected animal tracks in rocks dated to between 551 million and 539 million years old.Trouble is, these tracks could not be connected to a specific organism, leaving the features ambiguous in nature; it’s exceptionally rare to find a fossilised creature resting next to its fossilised trail marks.The fossilised remnants of a newly described creature, dubbed Yilingia spiciformis, were found in rocks pulled from China’s Dengying Formation in the Yangtze Gorges area.The track marks found in these rocks are among the oldest known on Earth – and we finally know who made them.
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New technology has helped facilitate flexible working and has transformed the way teams collaborate.Work is no longer where you go, it’s what you do.Different sectors present their own challenges that need to be addressed to be able to modernize in the same way our personal lives and working patterns have changed to become more efficient and reap the benefits of technology.The idea of new technology revolutionising healthcare is exciting.Many often muse about the ‘hospital of the future’ – highlighting; breakthroughs in medication, new medical devices and a new level of patient care.Digital transformation at the NHS is a hot topic right now – and we’re seeing MPs and healthcare providers unite to push the vision and long-term plan in the UK.
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The small bottles of toiletries know by leisure and business travelers alike are one step closer to becoming extinct as Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel chain, announced it will be replacing its miniatures with larger, pump-top dispensers by 2020.The move follows on the company’s quiet announcement last year—a footnote in its notice about ending the use of plastic straws—that nine of its 30 hotel brands would either begin transitioning away from miniature amenities or already had bulk-size dispensers in place.The hotel’s intention was always to transition the brand’s entire portfolio, said Denise Naguib, Marriott’s vice president of sustainability and supplier diversity.“We were surprisingly pleased by the guest feedback,” Naguib said.“We feel a real responsibility as a company to guide our guest … so that they make different decisions, or help us make better decisions.”Naguib did not specify whether Marriott would be changing suppliers for its hair and skincare products in the transition.
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Elon Musk talked artificial intelligence with Alibaba chairman Jack Ma in Shanghai on Thursday.Musk doubled down on his previous warnings that AI will overtake human intelligenceThe Tesla CEO also took the time to mention his latest bet, Neuralink, and its planned brain-computer interface that could let human compete with AI.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Elon Musk was in China on Thursday, but not to talk Tesla and its new factory in the country.Instead, the chief executive talked artificial intelligence on stage next to Alibaba founder Jack Ma, and doubled down on his warnings that the technology could pose grave risks to human society as we know it.
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Microsoft announces the addition of support for dark mode in the web version of the Office, the mobile version of Outlook for Android and IOS.as soon As the IOS 13 is released you will also be adding a dark mode in apps for Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint, Onedrive, Planner and To-Do.In an article on the site in the Medium, " explains Jon Friedman, who is the chefdesigner of Office 365, and Microsoft is betting on the world and how it has been discussed when it comes to the implementation.For example, Outlook for Android will automatically change to dark mode once you have activated the battery conservation.do you Want to be dark in the Office, even on your computer, there are instructions as to how you are going to bring you to the Microsoft support pages.
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