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Hybrid material from recycled e-waste could boost steel hardness 125%
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Grown in the labs amid the test tubes, this sneaker looks *fast*
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YouTube Music will start taking over as soon as September in some countries.
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Project xCloud has been in testing for many months at this point, and last month, Microsoft finally started talking about the streaming service’s eventual release. Later this year, Microsoft said, Project xCloud would launch as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, giving subscribers game streaming without raising the monthly cost of Ultimate. That all sounded great, but Microsoft didn’t tell … Continue reading
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The cash will come in handy after COVID kicked a colossal hole in Q3 revenue Huawei has agreed to pay US chipmaker Qualcomm $1.8bn to settle a long-standing dispute over infringement of the American firm’s patents.…
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From origins to team-ups, here's all the information you need to assemble for an Avengers movie marathon
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On the hunt for something great to watch? Here are some of the best movies Netflix has to offer.
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Who’s calling? | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge One of the stranger applications of deepfakes — AI technology used to manipulate audiovisual content — is the audio deepfake scam. Hackers use machine learning to clone someone’s voice and then combine that voice clone with social engineering techniques to convince people to move money where it shouldn’t be. Such scams have been successful in the past, but how good are the voice clones being used in these attacks? We’ve never actually heard the audio from a deepfake scam — until now. Security consulting firm NISOS has released a report analyzing one such attempted fraud, and shared the audio with Motherboard. The clip below is part of a voicemail sent to an employee at an unnamed tech firm, in which a voice that sounds like the... Continue reading…
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(New Jersey Institute of Technology) In a study published in Nature Astronomy, an international team of researchers has presented a new, detailed look inside the "central engine" of a large solar flare accompanied by a powerful eruption by the Owens Valley Solar Array -- a solar radio telescope facility operated by New Jersey Institute of Technology's Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research. The new findings offer the first measurements characterizing the magnetic fields and particles at the heart of the explosion.
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Sony is likely to bring a Xperia 1 III at some point in 2021, and these are the things we’d like to see that phone do.
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Did you love exploring in Ghost of Tsushima? Check out these stellar open-world fighting adventures next.
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The company's foldable, which hit the market in February, is already getting an upgrade to the faster 5G wireless technology. But it'll cost you.
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Microsoft's Satya Nadella was rated the best CEO in the US by Black, Indigenous, and employees of color, according to a new survey from Comparably.  Nadella moved up 14 spots since last year's rankings, where he came in at No. 15. Several other CEOs of major tech companies made the top 10, including Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, and Apple CEO Tim Cook. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft's Satya Nadella has been rated the best CEO in the US by Black, Indigenous, and people of color who work for him.  That's according to Comparably's annual survey of the top 25 CEOs, ranked by non-white employees. Comparably surveyed workers at 60,000 large and small companies in the US from June 30, 2019, through June 30, 2020. The survey asked employees to rate CEOs on their overall effectiveness and management style, as well as the company's workplace culture. The company said it used 10 million ratings to compile the final rankings.  Nadella took the top spot among large companies, moving up considerably since last year's survey, where he came in at No. 15.  Nadella wasn't the only tech CEO to rank among the best leaders when it comes to diversity. In fact, 7 of the top 10 CEOs hail from the tech industry: Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO Vlad Shmunis, CEO of cloud company RingCentral Sundar Pichai, Google CEO Eric Yuan, Zoom CEO Carlos Rodriguez, ADP CEO Steve Bilt, Smile Brands CEO Sid Sijbrandij, CEO of DevOps software GitLab Tim Cook, Apple CEO Mike Walsh, LexisNexis CEO Chris Caldwell, Concentrix CEO Adobe's Shantanu Narayen and Instacart's Apoorva Mehta also made the top 25. After the killing of George Floyd in May sparked nationwide protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Nadella publicly championed the movement in an email sent to employees and a blog post on the company's website. "We are committed to take action to help address racial injustice and inequity, and unequivocally believe that Black lives matter," Nadella wrote on Microsoft's blog.  Nadella announced that Microsoft would commit $150 million to improving its diversity and inclusion efforts and would increase the number of Black employees in leadership positions within the company. The company reported in its 2019 diversity report that its total workforce is only 4.5% Black, and less than 3% of employees in senior roles are Black. SEE ALSO: The 25 best CEOS in 2020, according to Black, Indigenous, and employees of color Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How waste is dealt with on the world's largest cruise ship
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About 6% of the professional networking site's workforce will be laid off, the CEO says.
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The upcoming Christopher Nolan movie Tenet, a title that is expected to be one of the year’s biggest films, has been delayed once again. Originally scheduled for release in July, the movie was later bumped to August amid a larger reshuffle caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Warner Bros. has made the decision to delay the movie yet again, but this … Continue reading
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Four UK-based Uber drivers are suing the company over its refusal to share driver data with its drivers.
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A potential merger to go up against Shopee and Lazada plus a timeline of Softbank’s multibillion-dollar bets
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But don't try roasting a marshmallow over these hotspots ESA and NASA's Solar Orbiter probe has sent back images showing omnipresent miniature solar flares near the surface of the Sun, dubbed "campfires" by astroboffins.…
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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.A couple who couldn’t decide on a colour to paint their front door were given help from an unlikely source, when their postie left a feedback on her note.Lizzie Pocklington, 26, had spent over a month trying to find the perfect shade for her door when help came in the form of her postwoman.Her jet black door is currently lathered with six different colours of tester paint as she tried to visualise which one she liked best.Seeing the door and the clear creative struggle, a friendly woman postie left a note through the letterbox offering her opinion on the matter.“Second green up from bottom of door looks the best,” she wrote – followed by a smiley face. Sadly, Pocklington had already decided to go with her preferred colour – a warm mid-brown London Stone – just a few days before receiving the note and has already spent £72 on the paint.Pocklington and her boyfriend Martin disagreed on whether the door should be a neutral colour, or Martin’s favoured green tones. They purchased six tester pots and daubed them across the door to see which one they liked the most.Eventually, Pocklington decided to go with her preference, brushing off both her boyfriend and the postwoman’s suggestion.The science teacher from Nottingham said: “My boyfriend came into the house and said there was a strange message left by the postie. I looked at it and just started howling because the postie had given us feedback... she said she liked the green – which annoyingly was my boyfriend’s favourite colour which is really gutting. And now I’ve put it on Twitter everyone seems to agree with her.”Pocklington said she’s afraid to post the finished product when they paint it this weekend after the feedback she received. “Everyone online is saying I’ve made the wrong choice,” she said. “And she is a postie so she’s a door expert as she’s seen plenty.”Despite her colour concerns, Pocklington said the note did make her day – “it just cheered everyone up” – and Martin is now feeling suitably smug. “I’d been saying the whole entire time I wanted the door green so I feel really vindicated at the moment. And the tweets all seem to agree with me as well,” the 34-year-old recruiter said.The couple have began stripping down the black paint and hope to have their shiny new door painted by the weekend.READ MORE: 'Window Swap' Lets You Watch A Stranger's View And It's Incredibly Calming WTF Is Cottagecore – And Why Is It Having A Moment In Lockdown? What The Stamp Duty 'Holiday' Changes Will Mean For You
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For years, Samsung has been using a two-processor strategy for its high-end flagships, launching with a Qualcomm Snapdragon in the US and China while other markets get Samsung’s own Exynos chip. It changed its tune earlier this year and even went with the Snapdragon 865 for Galaxy S20 phones sold in its own hometown. That caused quite a ruckus even … Continue reading
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In these featurettes, the comic's creators and the film's director talk about crafting an adaptation that stuck as close to the source material as possible.
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Companies and universities have long relied on seminars to reduce racism, despite lackluster results. Maybe institution leaders can salvage the format.
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Streaming music is great, but have you spun a vinyl record recently? Here is how record players produce music.
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Making autonomous vehicles safe has proven harder than originally thought, and Daimler is now questioning their future earnings potential, CEO Ola Kaellenius told Reuters and other media.Daimler is one of several automakers and tech companies racing to deploy self-driving cars on a commercial scale.It’s become conventional wisdom in the auto industry that self-driving cars deployed in ridesharing services will provide safer, more efficient transportation — while also earning hefty profits for the companies making and operating the vehicles.Ensuring that self-driving cars are 100% safe in crowded urban areas has proven harder than originally anticipated, Kaellenius said.Even if that technological hurdle can be overcome, Kaellenius is unsure if there is a sound financial case for an autonomous ridesharing service.“The full-scale deployment would tie up a lot of capital with some uncertainties around the earnings potential,” he said.
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Huawei senior vice president Vincent Pang in an interview with Business Insider said that they will bring the Harmony OS to the smartphones in the next six to nine months.The US government still doesn’t allow the company to work with US companies such as Google.But this may affect the company’s sales.Pang said: ‘We can’t wait any longer, we have missed a flagship product.’ (He refers to Huawei’s recently launched Mate 30 smartphone, which runs Android without any Google services or applications (including the Google Play Store).It runs on the open-source version.)The US Department of Commerce previously included Huawei in the trade blacklist and prohibited the company from doing business with US companies unless they obtained government permission.
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Luftföroreningar, matbrist och infektionssjukdomar slår hårdast mot barnen.Den varningen kommer från en stor forskargrupp som har gått igenom hälsoeffekter av den globala uppvärmningen.I klimatförändringarnas spår syns bland annat minskade skördar och en ökning av smittspridande parasiter – och det drabbar framför allt barn.Folk i min generation kommer att vara döda, men de som växer upp nu måste brottas med alla problem som vi orsakar om vi inte hejdar den globala uppvärmningen, säger Peter Byass som är professor i global hälsa vid Umeå universitet och en av delförfattarna till rapporten Lancet Countdown.Forskarna skriver att många av de hälsoeffekter som följer med klimatförändringarna är extra allvarliga för barn, eftersom de fortfarande växer och ännu inte har utvecklat sitt immunförsvar.– Vi ser även ökad risk för att sjukdomar som denguefeber och malaria ökar i områden där det tidigare varit ovanligt eller inte förekommit alls, till exempel i södra Europa.
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Kia has revealed its newest sedan, and if you’ve never thought the South Korean automaker’s cars were up to much style-wise, the Kia K5 – aka the future 2021 Kia Optima – could well change your mind.Unveiled in Korean spec for now, though with a global launch to follow, the K5 sees Kia hit reboot on its design aesthetic in a more than impressive way.Compared to the outgoing car, this new K5 is now longer and wider.Length has increased by almost two inches, while width has grown by about an inch.The result is a fastback sedan that looks a whole lot more purposeful and sporting.Indeed you could line the new K5 up alongside an Audi A7 or BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and not think it out of place.
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Singapore-based VC firm Beenext is looking to raise US$100 million for a new fund, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.According to the filing, Cayman Islands-based Beenext Emerging Asia LP, has already secured US$8 million in October from a single investor.Beenext was founded in 2015 by Teruhide Sato, founder and former CEO of Japan-based global conglomerate Beenos, to invest in startups from India, Southeast Asia, Japan, and the US.Since then, it has made more than 80 investments in various internet and mobile-related businesses.It has backed companies such as Singapore-based fashion ecommerce firm Zilingo, Indonesian business-to-business marketplace Ralali, Indian agritech firm Cropin, Vietnam-based online marketplace Sendo, and Japanese HR services provider SmartHR, among others.Beenext has also had a number of exits from its investments, with the most notable ones including Indian ecommerce startup GoZefo, Filipino blockchain firm Coins.ph, and Gurgaon-based logistics services company NuvoEx.
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This was kind of a slow week for Apple news but there were still some interesting nuggets of info.For example, we found out that the market share of the iPad jumped up quite a bit recently, once again proving that the tablet market is essentially Apple’s.We also saw some news regarding iOS 13.3 updates, the DxOMark review score for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and some interesting news regarding the forthcoming AR headset that might get a touch from Valve.The top Apple news stories of the past week:Apple continues to dominate the tablet market with the iPad: At this point, rival tablet makers might as well concede to Apple as the juggernaut shows no signs of slipping when it comes to tablet market share.The iPad jumped up 4% in market share this past quarter as compared to the same time last year, putting it (once again) head-and-shoulders above all competitors.
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