Randall Vincent

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Live from Cape Canaveral: El Reg watches Falcon do its stuff while astronomers worry about the skiesThe first upgraded batch of Starlink satellites were launched by SpaceX today, marking the fourth reuse of a Falcon 9 booster and the first of a payload fairing.The Register was there to watch the Falcon 9 head into the Florida sky as the rocket left Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at 14:56 UTC.While it's no Space Shuttle, the power of the 9 Merlin engines was enough to shake the ground and light up the horizon.And the noise still managed to ruffle a vulture feather or two as Musk's finest blasted into the atmosphere.That booster had previously been used for the Iridium-7, SAOCOM-1A and Nusantara Satu missions.
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T-Mobile US has made the very bold statement that it will switch on a nationwide 5G network on December 6.With the 5G race heating up, the industry should be prepared to tolerate some interesting statements and might well have to swallow some considerable exaggerations.This certainly has the potential to be an example.“We’re building a 5G network that will allow us to deliver future New T-Mobile moves that are going to be so massive we couldn’t wait to share the first few,” said CEO John Legere.“We have definitively put a stake in the ground around the kind of company the supercharged Un-carrier will be and the ways we can put this radically better 5G network to work doing goof for this country — good for consumers, good for competition and good for innovation.“Only the New T-Mobile’s transformative 5G network will finally have the capacity and reach to make the bold moves we announced today that are squarely aimed at solving inequities that have huge impacts on our society.
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June 2018: Founder John Schnatter uses the n-word during a training call.July 2018: Schnatter claims the brand’s agency, Laundry Service, tried to extort him.August 2018: We revealed Schnatter secretly hired another agency to make ads starring him.August 2018: Schnatter takes out an ad begging employees to “Save Papa John’s.”August 2018: Papa John’s switches creative agencies, choosing Endeavor Global Marketing.Max Wetzel, who acted as the vp of consumer brands at PPG Industries, is the new CMO.
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Ben Horowitz, co-founder of venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, has a new book out titled “What You Do Is Who You Are,” which takes a look at how to create culture at a company.We sat down with Horowitz last month to discuss some of the lessons he aims to impart and why he felt compelled to write about culture now — including whether it has to do with the growing tech backlash against once-small companies that have taken over the world, and whose cultures are magnified exponentially as a result.The rest, which dives more into practical advice for founders, follows.And that seemingly goes back to them having more say than other shareholders via dual-class shares.But I would say that, at least in my view, dual-class is still better than activist investors going after tech companies, because you can’t get to the next product.What about phasing out those dual-class shares over time, though, maybe over five, or seven, or 10 years, which is a decent amount of time for founders to transition their startups to publicly-traded companies?
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Qualcomm and ZTE jointly announced today that under the organization of the IMT-2020 (5G) promotion group, the two sides successfully implemented China’s first smartphone-based 5G millimeter wave interoperability test (IoDT).It is reported that this test is based on the global 3GPP 5G New Airspace 15 specification, which is carried out on the 26GHz millimeter-wave band.It uses ZTE’s 5G new airbase station and a smartphone test terminal equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G baseband and RF system.As you may know, 5G technology has two frequency band routes.One is the frequency band below 6GHz.The transmission distance is far and there is no interference, but the rate is relatively low.
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För första gången har ett troligt svart hål hittats med en ny metod.Detta banar väg för att spåra upp många fler svarta hål i Vintergatan, enligt astronomiprofessor Lennart Lindegren i Lund, en av forskarna bakom upptäckten.Normalt upptäcks svarta hål genom att mäta röntgenstrålning som uppstår när gas från en stjärna faller in mot hålet och hettas upp till extrema temperaturer.Vanligtvis befinner sig då hålet tätt intill stjärnan.Bakom ett nytt sätt att avslöja svarta hål står nu en internationell forskargrupp som under lång tid har följt hur en röd jättestjärna cirka 10|000 ljusår från solen rör sig.Runt stjärnan kretsar ett osynligt objekt med stark påverkan på stjärnans 83 dygn långa cirkelbana.
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yesterday, The company launched Airpods For, and Ifixit has already set its teeth in it, with an in-depth isärplockning.the Standard Airpods, both the first and the second generation, got of 0 out of 10 reparerbarhetsbetyg by Ifixit, and the Airpods Pro is just as difficult if not impossible to fix.However, the isärplockarna a surprise after the opening of the headphones.Rather than a narrow, the battery of the ”stick”, Apple has been the location of a button cell in the plump floral, the body of the volume.however, There is still no way to change it out when it starts to die because it is fastlödd, and is surrounded by the adhesive.this is A small zif cable to send the signal between the chip in the back of the earphone, and a battery and a speaker unit in the front-end.
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Sonos is now making it cheaper for fans to upgrade to newer models while helping you be eco-friendly.The company today announced a new ‘trade up‘ program that offers existing Sonos users a 30 percent discount to buy a new speaker if they recycle an eligible older model.It works like this: Sign in to your Sonos account and go to the Trade Up tab.Your old device will then go into a ‘Recycle Mode’ after 21 days.This will clear the device of all data and permanently deactivate it.While you can ship the devices back to Sonos with a pre-paid shipping label, the company suggests you instead take the device to a certified local recycler or a participating retailer.
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Almost one third of Canadians live near a major road -- and this means they go about their everyday lives exposed to a complex mixture of vehicle air pollutants.A new national study led by University of Toronto Engineering researchers reveals that emissions from nearby traffic can greatly increase concentrations of key air pollutants, with highly polluting trucks making a major contribution.Canada's cold winters can also increase emissions while particle emissions from brakes and tires are on the rise."There's a whole 'soup' of pollutants within traffic emissions," says Professor Greg Evans, who led the study in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and Metro Vancouver.Evans says that this soup of pollutants includes nitrogen oxides, ultrafine particles, black carbon, metals, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.Exposure to these emissions has been associated with a wide range of health issues, including asthma, cancer and cardiovascular mortality.
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The Huawei Mate 30 series smartphones are the current flagships of the company.But there has been no official news about their release in the European market.Today, Techgarage reported Huawei will officially launch the original version as well as the Pro variant in the European market in mid-November.But till today, it hasn’t gone on sale.As for its homeland, the phone was announced for China later and is already available for purchase.Huawei smartphones without GMS are undoubtedly not accepted by European users.
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Quite often in today’s world, we’re so focused on editing, sharing, and posting our photos, we often forget to enjoy the simple things like just grabbing a camera, hitting the streets, and seeing what you run into.But with the new X-Pro3, Fujifilm is looking to blend the best things about old-school rangefinders with the convenience of modern mirrorless cams.As its name suggests, the X-Pro3 is Fujifilm’s third take on a modern rangefinder, following the 16-MP X-Pro1 from 2012 and the 24-MP X-Pro2 from 2016.Both of these changes should add to the X-Pro3's longevity, which is important, because Fujifilm doesn’t refresh the X-Pro line as aggressively as some of its siblings, typically waiting three to four years between new models.For the £1,700 X-Pro3, everything starts with its hybrid viewfinder, which combines a traditional optical viewfinder with a 0.52 magnification like you’d get on a traditional rangefinder camera with a 3.69 million OLED electronic viewfinder.Then on the back, things get a bit stranger thanks to a new e-ink screen located where a camera’s rear display usually goes.
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Ahead of its planned 2021 launch, the James Webb Space Telescope has passed a new critical test, according to NASA.All five layers of the telescope’s sunshields were completely deployed and tensioned last week, meaning the sunshield is now installed in the same way it will be when the James Webb telescope is in space.This is the first time the sunshield has been deployed in this way and the result is described as “stunning.”The James Webb telescope packs a huge number of technologies that will enable it to eventually observe parts of the universe humanity hasn’t yet studied.One of those technologies is the five-layer sunshield, which — as its name suggests — is designed to protect the telescope’s sensitive components from the Sun’s heat and light.In order to ensure the machine’s sensor and optics stay cold enough to operate as intended, the James Webb telescope will need to successfully deploy the sunshield after it launches, meaning tests on Earth are necessary to make sure everything will go as planned.
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Bill McDermott is joining cloud-wrangler ServiceNow as president and CEO in the new year following his handover period at SAP.McDermott will take the reins from John Donahoe, who is off to run plimsoll specialist Nike.Donahoe is staying on for the transition period and will keep his seat on ServiceNow's board until June 2020.Donahoe joined ServiceNow in April 2017.Jeff Miller, lead independent director of ServiceNow's board, talked up the company's new hire, saying he will speed up growth:McDermott was at SAP for 17 years, CEO for 10, overseeing more than 50 buys that helped the company grow fat.
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“With everything you need, and nothing more, the new Roku Express is a bargain of a streamer.”There’s no question that if you want the very best movie, TV, and sports streaming experience, you need a media streamer that can handle Ultra HD 4K, HDR (preferably with Dolby Vision too), and Dolby Atmos.The idea was to reduce a Roku to just its bare essentials, helping it to disappear almost entirely without taking the additional step of placing it behind a TV.Doing so would require a more expensive RF remote, which would interfere with the second goal of keeping the price as low as possible.The curvy design not only makes it look smaller, but it also helps the Express blend a bit better into your TV’s base.In fact, the Roku Express is now so small and light that if you don’t use the included adhesive strip to secure it to your TV or another surface, the weight and resistance of the HDMI and power cables make it tricky to keep the streamer put.
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A security vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux sudo utility, which could allow any user to run commands as root.Ordinarily, in order to execute a sudo (super user do) command, a user would either have to have been granted the relevant permissions, or would need to know the password for root.But in some – admittedly non-standard – configurations it is possible for users without these rights or knowledge to execute potentially dangerous commands as root.While the consequences of this could be catastrophic, the good news is that the problem doesn't affect most Linux users.Although clearly an issue, in order to be vulnerable to this Sudo flaw, a system would have to be set up in a way that allows users to execute commands as any user other than root.While this scenario would imply that executing commands as root was explicitly forbidden, the flaw – which has been assigned CVE-2019-14287 – is such that it is incredibly easy to bypass the restriction.
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Although the new Nest Wifi Router and Wifi Point are welcome upgrades to Google’s home wireless network offerings, bringing Google Assistant to a reasonably affordable mesh network, they don’t use Wi-Fi 6.Wi-Fi 6, the mercifully spartan moniker for the 802.11ax standard, holds a great deal of promise for the future of networking, yet Google opted to stick with the prior-generation 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) standard.VentureBeat asked Chris Chan, Google Nest product manager, to explain.Chan allowed that a number of Wi-Fi 6 routers already exist in the wild, and noted that it’s a standard that Google is following closely, but he pointed to the balance of cost benefit as the driving factor.He declined to quote specifics, but said that it would be “hundreds of dollars more expensive” to be Wi-Fi 6-compatible, “for questionable gains in Wi-Fi signal strength.”“Signal strength” isn’t necessarily the greatest selling point of Wi-Fi 6, though; in fact, the Wi-Fi Alliance pitches it as ideal for internet of things (IoT) applications.
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A group from MIT and IBM developed an algorithm capable of accurately recognizing actions in videos while consuming a small fraction of the processing power previously required, potentially changing the economics of applying AI to large amounts of video.The method adapts an AI approach used to process still images to give it a crude concept of passing time.The work is a step towards having AI recognize what’s happening in video, perhaps helping to tame the vast amounts now being generated.Companies would like to use AI to automatically generate detailed descriptions of videos, letting users discover clips that haven’t been annotated.And, of course, they would love to sell ads based on what’s happening in a video, perhaps showing pitches for tennis lessons as soon as someone starts live-streaming a match.Tech companies like to flaunt their use of AI, but it’s still not used much to analyze video.
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We love going to the cinema, but we aren't too bowled over by the cost these days.And clearly neither is Now Broadband, which is bringing the magic of the movies into your living room (or your mobile) for less with its latest broadband deal.For a limited time, Now has slashed the cost of its Sky Cinema Pass by half for the whole year when you sign up for its already-affordable broadband.That's an immediate saving of £72 for over 1,000 films and a brand new premiere every single day.The news only improves when you consider how much you're already saving with Now - its cheapest broadband is a bargain £18 per month.Thanks to the 50% saving on Sky Cinema, that goes up to £23.99/pm for the combined broadband and TV deal.
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Humpback whales have a clever way of catching prey.They don't have thumbs to sit around weaving fishing nets with, so they use what they've got: bubbles from their blowholes.A team led by researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa captured spectacular footage of humpback whales using a technique called bubble-net fishing in the waters near Alaska.Bubble-net fishing involves a group of whales near the ocean surface rounding up fish or krill inside a circle of bubbles exhaled from their blowholes.As the whales rise toward the surface, they corral the fish in the bubble net.It's a cooperative behavior that results in a good meal for the participants.
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Review: Part Black Mirror and part rom-com, the series stars Rudd as a guy who gets replaced by a better version of himself.Paul Rudd claws his way out of a shallow grave in the forest, wearing only plastic wrap and a diaper.Once an award-winning "branding bard," he now misses meetings and deadlines and has dark circles under his eyes and dribbles of toothpaste on his dark shirts.Thus, we get New Miles, who's bursting with creative inspiration and has smoother skin, better hair and more colorful shirts than Original Miles.But at its core, the thoroughly enjoyable Living With Yourself -- created by Timothy Greenberg, an Emmy-winning former producer of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart -- is about the ways we battle ourselves.It's about the voices in our heads telling us we're not good enough or smart enough or attractive enough or lovable enough, and an exploration of what enough really is anyway.
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The official reveal of Google’s next Pixel smartphones – the Google Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 Xl is happening on Tuesday, October 15th, and it promises to be an exciting one.The spate of leaks in the past month have been on the increase, with the software giant itself even weighing in with some official leaks.It is still a few days until the official launch, and as if we haven’t had enough leaks and teaser, a Canadian retailer BestBuy has prematurely revealed the entire specs, features, and pre-order details of the entire Pixel 4 lineup.Pricing hasn’t leaked yet, and not even the listing on Bestbuy has revealed any official number.However, the Pixel 4 BestBuy product page allows you to make a commitment in the form of a $50 deposit for pre-order.This essentially will ensure you have a reserved spot in line and you’ll pick up your phone in-store once stock is available.
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A majority of U.S. adults performed poorly on a digital knowledge quiz carried out by Pew Research, answering fewer than half of questions correctly.Most respondents didn't know that Facebook owns Instagram, for example, or that "https://" indicates that information entered on a website is encrypted.A new Pew Research Center survey finds that Americans' understanding of technology-related issues varies greatly depending on the topic, term or concept.For example, just 28% of adults can identify an example of two-factor authentication – one of the most important ways experts say people can protect their personal information on sensitive accounts.The median number of correct answers was four.Nobody seems to know Jack Dorsey
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De utgör ett militärt hot och är ett dyrt gissel för de civila flygplatserna.Teknik som slår ut drönare kan generera goda intäkter.Bland de dyrare lösningarna finns USA:s stridsfordon som kan skjuta ned mindre drönare med sin laser på 2–5 kW.Ett smidigare alternativ är ”geväret” Dronedefender som istället stör ut radio- och satellitfrekvenser, med en räckvidd på 400 meter.Uppstartsföretaget Anduril har skapat The Interceptor, som är en kamikaze-drönare.Tanken är att den ska slå ut andra farkoster genom att krascha in i dem.
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That doesn’t only mean XR experiences – though that is certainly part of it – it’s also the way we will be “immersed” in technology of all kinds thanks to IoT.“We’re looking at a world where we’re going to see more and more interaction both virtually and augmented,” Smythe explained.This is the total engagement of a person in their environment.The difference is it will involve cutting the user out of the image and transplanting them into different environments, all in real time with no need for a green screen or editing software.This kind of effect is already technically feasible, but it is certainly limited in scope and accuracy.The objective here (at least as far as Arm’s unnamed partner is concerned) is to provide an effect as believable as one delivered by a green screen and post-production editing, only in real-time.
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Adrien Barthel refers to his startup as an “unsexy business.”Instead of running with the new and shiny technologies of today, like blockchain or cryptocurrency, he and his co-founder Julien Labruyere decided to go with a more down-to-earth business idea: an online corporate services platform called Sleek.“The one thing Julien and I had in common was a frustration for the lack of customer centrism of traditional corporate service providers,” reveals Barthel.“We felt that there was little transparency on pricing, no digital tools, and poor reactivity to deliver the service.”As appointing a company secretary is a requirement for anyone running a private limited company in Singapore or a limited company in Hong Kong, the duo saw the opportunity to build a business around optimizing the process.“Unfortunately, it was not the case for us back in the day, so we decided to tackle this basic issue that affects business owners.”
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President Donald Trump congratulated Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai in a tweet today citing last week's court decision to uphold the agency's net neutrality repeal, which eliminated rules preventing broadband providers from blocking or slowing down access to websites or charging companies extra to deliver content faster.Trump claimed it was a big win for the future of the internet, including 5G wireless, the next generation in mobile technology.The FCC is one of several federal agencies that has moved quickly to deregulate since Trump took control of the White House after the 2016 election.The Republican-led FCC voted in 2017 to dismantle the popular open internet rules adopted under President Obama, arguing that the rules had stifled investment because the rules imposed utility-style regulation on the internet.Supporters of the Obama-era rules have said the FCC's deregulation has left a void in which broadband providers can abuse their power as gatekeepers of the internet and squelch online competitors and limit the sites and services consumers can access, as well as raise prices.FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, one of two Democrats on the commission, pointed out that the decision wasn't a total victory for the FCC.
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Microsoft made quite a splash at its Surface event with devices like the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X and the Surface Earbuds.Windows 10X: An expression of Windows 10“People are expecting more flexibility from their PCs,” Microsoft said in its announcement of the Windows 10X operating system.Microsoft says Windows 10X is the perfect software to compliment highly flexible, multi-purpose, and multi-posture devices which serve the needs of users on the go.Our approach is an evolution of where we’ve been going with Windows 10 for the last few years,” Microsoft writes in its blog post.The software will allow users of dual-display devices to either use the screens as one large display or split them up for different tasks.
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As concerns over the safety of vaping products for cannabis sweeps across the country, executives in the industry are passing the buck to regulators to come up with a solution.The need for national regulation touches everything from how to bank cannabis businesses to how to manage the distribution of cannabis products, but the pain is most acute as vaping-related illnesses sweep the United States.To date, the CDC has recorded roughly 1,080 lung injury cases associated with using e-cigarette, or vaping, products in 48 states and one U.S. territory.“I want the CDC and the regulatory bodies that are actually looking into the case to kind of investigate those causes and come back,” said Bharat Vasan, the former chief executive officer at Pax Labs, a marijuana vaporizer manufacturer, speaking onstage at Disrupt San Francisco 2019.“I think that’s a good question for the company,” said the former chief executive who had worked for Pax for over a year.Both Vasan, who now runs a consumer-focused incubator, Yellow Dog Ventures, and Eaze and Wayv founder Keith McCarty, think that more regulation would fuel growth and provide more stability for a market that’s already the fastest-growing industry in the United States.
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HKmap.live is a crowdsourced web app that shows the location of Hong Kong protests and police activity.Apple has rejected the app version of it.This is the feedback the developers got from Apple, which they shared in a tweet.“Your app contains content – or facilitates, enables, and encourages an activity – that is not legal … Specifically, the app allowed users to evade law enforcement.” The tweet goes on to object to the assumption that the app is used to break the law, but Apple seems to be saying that any app used to identify the location of coppers is intrinsically illegal.“Your app contains content – or facilitates, enables, and encourages an activity – that is not legal … Specifically, the app allowed users to evade law enforcement.”@Apple assume our user are lawbreakers and therefore evading law enforcement, which is clearly not the case.— HKmap.live 全港抗爭即時地圖 (@hkmaplive) October 1, 2019
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As a transgender woman, I know that I am at risk of becoming a statistic, among those unemployed at rates three times higher than the national average, who are struggling to find work, and who are looking at a future that can seem bleak and terrifying.Surveys from the National Center for Transgender Equality have found that up to 26 percent of transgender respondents had lost their job through bias and discrimination and 50 percent had been harassed on the job.She is the author of an open source transgender inclusion policy in use by multiple technology companies, and can be reached at [email protected] I’ve had a long career in tech as a director of communications, and I benefit from being surrounded by often progressive worldviews, the danger and the fear is still ever present.Earlier this year, Google announced the inclusion of Heritage Foundation president Kay Coles James, who had recently expressed anti-trans views, on their Advanced Technology External Advisory Council.While the response from Google employees was swift, and the council was disbanded, the underlying lack of questioning or insight into the trans experience from their own company was striking.
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