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If you sometimes find yourself happening upon a word you’ve no idea how to pronounce, a new feature announced by Google this week is here to help.Baked right into its Search tool, all you do is type in, “Pronounce [word],” and then hit Go.At the top of the results, you’ll see a little box with the word spelled out phonetically, and bold type indicating where to place the stress.As with Google’s word definitions, you’ll also see a little speaker icon, which, when you tap on it, plays an audio clip of someone saying the word so you can hear exactly how to pronounce it.If you tap on the “practice” button and speak the word into your microphone, Google’s speech recognition and machine learning software will assess your effort and respond immediately with some tips if it needs improvement.“Studies have shown that practicing how to say a word can be helpful for remembering it, especially when you’re learning a new language,” Google’s Tal Snir wrote in a blog post announcing the new feature.
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Microsoft has announced a vague intention to launch its xCloud game streaming service sometime in 2020, and dropped a double handful of new titles that will arrive on it and the existing Game Pass subscription.It seems that next year will indeed be the opening battle in the streaming wars to come.The announcements came at XO19, the company’s Xbox-focused event, which is taking place in London.They seem calculated to take the wind out of Google’s sails; the opening lineup of Stadia, Google’s entry in the game streaming world, was finalized earlier this week and is rather bare bones.Microsoft is hoping Google’s first-mover advantage will be nullified by the expected confusion around payments, features, titles and other issues Stadia is still working out.Although Microsoft did not supply a hard release date, saying only that 2020 is the plan.
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Formula One has made significant improvements in fuel efficiency with mandatory hybrid powertrains, but the race series wants to go even further.F1 wants to go carbon neutral by 2030.The series won’t go all-electric like Formula E, but plans to further decrease fuel consumption from its hybrid powertrains and undertake other projects to reduce emissions.“We believe F1 can continue to be a leader for the auto industry and work with the energy and automotive sector to deliver the world’s first net zero carbon hybrid internal combustion engine,” F1 Chairman Chase Carey said in a statement.Sticking with hybrid powertrains means F1 cars will continue to burn fossil fuels, meaning they will still produce carbon emissions.Carey’s use of the term “net zero” means the engine’s emissions may be offset by carbon reductions in other areas.
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Researchers at Hyundai have developed a new, more advanced version of active noise cancellation.Today's active noise cancellation technology, ANC, has been around for several years and it is effective, able to make vehicle cabins noticeably quieter.Detecting and analyzing interior sounds, the system can emit inverse waves via speakers to cancel out unwanted noise.The downside to ANC is that it's generally only effective in certain situations, for instance, when negating noise that's constant or predictable in nature.This technology is limited by processing power, after all; it only takes about 0.009 second for sounds from tires or an engine to reach an occupant's ears.ANC is also unable to entirely counteract buzzing infrasound.
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RCS (Rich Communications Services) has been around for a while, but most people have had a tough time caring, content as they were with SMS for simple messaging and OTT services like WhatsApp for sending photos and that sort of thing.But the four big US operators reckon there’s life in the old dog yet and launched the CCMI a few weeks ago to make a proper go of it.With little apparent demand for a new flavor of messaging, the end product of this collaboration needs to offer something special if expects people to give it the benefit of the doubt.“The cross-carrier messaging initiative has the potential to transition the wireless ecosystem to a new, innovative messaging service that will power new experiences – allowing U.S. wireless customers to manage their digital life and enabling efficient and convenient interactions with their favorite brands from a single application,” said Glenn Lurie, CEO of Synchronoss, before pausing for breath.“The launch of this initiative signals the beginning of the era of advanced messaging in the U.S. that will begin to unite communication, services and entertainment in entirely new ways.Synchronoss, along with our partner WIT Software, has seen first-hand how powerful advanced messaging can be around the globe, and we believe there is tremendous potential for this in the U.S. on multiple fronts.
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You can resize an image on your iPhone in the Photos app, or by using a third-party app for more editing options.The Photos app only allows you to resize an image to a few preset dimensions, whereas Image Size lets you resize a picture with custom dimensions.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Your iPhone's camera is a powerful tool with great resolution, multiple photo formats, and even built-in editing tools.You can use your Photos app to brighten or darken the image, change color saturation, crop the picture, and more.Check out the products mentioned in this article:
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Take away the shadows and clever lighting and this, ladies and gents, is the next-generation Kia Optima.My oh my, how far Kia has come.The original teaser photos showing the red Optima were published to Hyundai Motor Group's official Facebook page last month, but new photos from Kia show off even more of the car.Kia, arguably, may have the better looking sedan here.Up front, the latest interpretation of the company's tiger nose grille is longer and stretched.In fact, it looks like it integrates the headlights more than ever.
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Microsoft’s HoloLens is one of the most exciting pieces of tech to hit the market in recent years, but so far it’s mostly been relegated to corporate use and a few niche applications.That’s not changing much with the HoloLens 2, which begins shipping today for a lofty $3,500 price tag, but the hardware is a significant leap that edges closer to mainstream viability.I was able to demo an early prototype of the HoloLens 2 a few months ago and it was immediately obvious how much the hardware has improved.For one, the field of view is much larger, now covering a 52-degree window rather than 34.It still only takes up a portion of your field of view, but it’s significantly more useful.For another, the HoloLens 2 can respond to a wide variety of gestures, not just the finnicky index finger taps of old.
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Artificial intelligence (AI) startup Megvii is considering whether to delay its Hong Kong listing despite plans to go public before year-end, Bloomberg reported.Why it matters: Megvii was among several of China’s biggest AI firms added to the US government’s so-called Entity List in October, effectively blocking them from sourcing American-made components.The move has raised questions about the future of these companies, as some source components from US manufacturers, including Nvidia.Following Megvii’s blacklisting, Goldman Sacks, one of the IPO underwriters, said it was reevaluating its involvement in the company going public.Taiwan’s government plans to investigate the firm following the ban, after Megvii was awarded a contract to install a security system for the Taichung Power Plant.Undeterred by US blacklisting, AI firm Megvii eyes end-year IPO
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According to it, global smartphone shipments were increased by 1% in the third quarter of 2019.This is for the first time in two years to achieve year-on-year growth.Also Read: Global Smartphone Shipments Will Decline By 3.7% In 2019The report also says the global smartphone shipments in the third quarter were 352 million units.Last year, it was 349 million units.Although this growth is not large, it has broken the downward trend since 2017, when the smartphone industry experienced the first decline in sales in history.
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Thursday is Halloween, but you don't have to wait that long to start eating the candy you've been stockpiling for trick-or-treaters.Nor do you have to wait to explore a spooky mansion with everyone's favorite Mario Brother, Luigi.That's because, while it's not being released until Halloween, you can buy Luigi's Mansion 3 for Nintendo Switch for $49.99 right now.To get that deal, you need to be logged into Rakuten and apply the coupon code DS9 at checkout.This looks like a great deal, since everywhere else seems to be offering the game for the $60 list price, and not a penny cheaper.If you're interested in snagging the game for $10 off, you've got until just before the stroke of midnight Wednesday night to place your order; as the witching hour begins Thursday morning, the $10 discount evaporates like wraiths in the pale moonlight.
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The reality is that Facebook was an evolution of an attractiveness rating site developed by Zuckerberg while he was a student at Harvard.Zuckerberg was called out on his revisionist history by former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos in an interview published by Columbia Journalism Review this week."The idea that it was originally created to give people voice on political topics seems pretty obviously incorrect," Stamos said.When Mark Zuckerberg was at Harvard University as an undergraduate student, he developed Facebook — but the initial idea was far from what Facebook has evolved into across the past decade.Instead of a tool for connecting people, it was originally conceived of as a tool called "Facesmash" — a way for Harvard students to look at two photos of fellow students and choose which one was more attractive.The toll on soldiers, families and our national psyche was severe, and most of us felt powerless to stop it.
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It is now three years ago, as He showed off his solcellstak for the first time.This does not look like the normal solar cell, but it consists of tiles and glass that has solar cells in it.it is not as efficient as a conventional solar panel, but instead, the whole of the ceiling, everywhere.Now we are getting ready to launch kind of thing, and the generation of the three it will be 40 per cent cheaper than the one you have shown us in the past.As expected, it will not be cheap just because it is, however, the average price of a cap of 185 square meters, will cost from 33.950 of dollars.The first of the roofs will begin to be installed in the coming weeks in the united states, and the goal is to put 1000 items in a week.
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Netflix is testing a feature that lets you watch movies and TV shows at up to 1.5 times the normal speed – and the film industry isn't happy about it.The option to tweak playback speed is currently being tested with Android users, reports Android Police.The ability to view in slow-motion will be welcomed by eagle-eyed viewers who want to capture every moment of a scene, or for anyone wanting to check a minor detail.Alternatively, if you're pushed for time and looking to cram in as many episodes as possible into a weekend, faster playback will be a real boon.Filmmakers, however, are not pleased.Sincerely,Peyton Reed https://t.co/iPq10ywKfzOctober 28, 2019
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Datameer, the company that was born as a data prep startup on top of the open-source Hadoop project, announced a $40 million investment and a big pivot away from Hadoop, while staying true to its big data roots.The investment was led by existing investor ST Telemedia .Existing investors Redpoint Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Nextworld Capital, Citi Ventures and Top Tier Capital Partners also participated.Company CEO Christian Rodatus says the company’s original mission was about making Hadoop easier to use for data scientists, business analysts and engineers.Cloudera and Hortonworks merged and MapR was sold to HPE in a fire sale.Starting almost two years ago, Datameer recognized that against this backdrop, it was time for a change.
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Average revenue per user tends to drop when users pass away, so Facebook is taking steps to keep them around longer with its debut of a preventive health tool in the U.S. Monday.Facebook head of healthcare research Freddy Abnousi said in a Newsroom post that the social network is working with health organizations in the U.S. on the tool, initially focusing on the two leading causes of death in the country: heart disease and cancer.The resources available in the tool as it debuts are provided by the American Cancer Society, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Starting Monday, people in the U.S. can search for preventive health in Facebook’s flagship mobile application in order to find out which checkups are recommended by the health organizations the social network is working with, based on age and gender, such as cholesterol tests or mammograms.Facebook’s preventive health tool enables users to mark when tests are completed, set reminders to schedule future tests and alert friends and family about the availability of the tool.Abnousi wrote, “Most of the preventive measures recommended by the health organizations we’re working with, such as blood pressure tests, are free of charge with insurance coverage, but we know many people do not have insurance.
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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt urged cooperation with Chinese scientists, warned against the threat of misinformation, and advised against overregulation by governments today in a broad-ranging speech about AI ethics and regulation of big tech companies.“We haven’t had a common regime around how all that works.”In a speech at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution today, he praised progress made in the field of AI in areas like autonomous driving and medicine, federated learning for privacy-preserving on-device machine learning, and eye scans for detection of cardiovascular issues.A combination of generative adversarial networks and reinforcement learning will lead to major advances in science in the years ahead.“I would be careful of building any form of additional regulatory structure that’s extralegal,” Schmidt said in response when a member of the audience proposed the creation of a new federal agency to critique algorithms used by private companies.Schmidt shared the stage with Marietje Schaake, a Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) fellow and Dutch former member of European Parliament who played a role in passage of GDPR regulation.
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Die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO) der Europäischen Union ist seit Mai 2018 in Kraft.Datensicherheit und Schutz der Privatsphäre stehen deshalb im Fokus.Was kann Ihr Unternehmen angesichts dieser neuen Rahmenbedingungen in die Wege leiten, um erfolgreicher und mit weniger Risiko zu agieren?Vertrauen Sie bei Ihrem Weg auf SAP Customer Experience.Mit unserem GDPR Digital Maturity Toolkit kann Ihr Unternehmen Profildaten, Präferenzen und Einwilligungen für die Datenverarbeitung neu definieren.Dadurch können Sie engere Kundenbeziehungen aufbauen und in der digitalen Welt von heute erfolgreicher sein.
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Certified IT professionals are a staple of any growing business because they manage and secure network infrastructures.However, there are many IT vendors, each with their own proprietary technologies, so if you to pursue a career in IT, you’ll need to decide which vendor to specialize in.Cisco is one of the biggest vendors on the market, and its technology is used in companies all around the world, and you can learn what it takes to become Cisco-certified for just $31.The Ultimate Cisco Networking Expert Certification Training Bundle features 8 courses on exams in Cisco’s Routing & Switching certification path, which covers how to install, configure, and manage networking hardware.If you’re new to IT, the Cisco New CCNA CCENT / ICND1 Complete Course will prepare you for the exams needed for CCENT, Cisco’s entry-level certification.Additionally, this bundle also includes prep material for CCNA and CCNP, the next two certs you’ll need to earn under the R/S path.
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Twitter said it now removes half of all abusive tweets proactively, without relying on anyone to report them.Twitter has faced an uphill struggle as it strives to make its platform a less daunting place to spend time — bullying and abuse are genuine threats for anyone daring to engage with others on Twitter.But relying on user reports and human moderators to remove abuse is a near-impossible challenge on a platform of Twitter’s scale, which is why it has turned to machine learning tools to automate much of the process, just as Facebook is doing.As part of today’s Q3 earnings report, which saw Twitter grow its “monetizable daily active users” (mDAUs) by 6 million compared to the previous quarter, the company said 50% of all tweets it removes are handled automatically, without users having to report the abuse.“We continue to make progress on health, improving our ability to proactively identify and remove abusive content, with more than 50% of the tweets removed for abusive content in Q3 taken down without a bystander or first-person report,” Twitter cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey said.For comparison, Twitter reported this figure at 38% for Q1 this year and 43% for Q2.
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Nel Samsung Galaxy S10, c'è un bug che permette a chiunque di sbloccare lo smartphone con le sue impronte digitali.A Samsung conoscono il problema e promettono di risolverlo a breve.Settimana scorsa il proprietario di un Samsung Galaxy S10 ha scoperto che anche il suo pollice sinistro poteva sbloccare il telefono anche senza averlo mai aggiunto tra quelli registrati.La cosa era successa dopo avere applicato un nuovo screen protector sul display ed è stata confermata anche su altri modelli.A Samsung hanno dovuto confermare il problema e stanno lavorando per risolverlo.Anche se dicono che gli utenti non dovrebbero applicare pellicole non autorizzate.
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The card is being issued partnership with Synchrony, already the issuer behind Venmo parent company PayPal’s Extras Mastercard and Cashback Mastercard, in an expanded relationship.The move is meant to help Venmo, a still unprofitable arm of PayPal’s larger business, generate more revenue.PayPal’s plans in this space were reported in April of this year by The WSJ, which said the company had been taking meetings with various banks since late 2018 to discuss a Venmo-branded credit card.The report said PayPal was then close to selecting Synchrony as its issuer and would likley announce the card sometime later in 2019, as it now has.Synchrony is known for powering a number of store cards, including those from Amazon, eBay, JCPenney, TJX, Stein Mart, American Eagle, Gap, Old Navy, Rooms to Go, Lowe’s, and many others — around 100 cards, in total.The company says it has financed over $140 billion in sales and has 80.3 million active accounts.
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Svenskars stigande internetoro är problematisk för Google, rapporterar Sveriges Radio Ekot.Google försvarar sin affärsmodell att sälja användardata till annonsörer, men medger att det bör bli tydligare i hur detta görs.– Jag tror att alla är ganska överens att det här är ett av de mest existentiella problem Google har.Vi måste ta det här på allvar, säger Sam Heft-Luthy, produktchef för integritets- och dataskyddsfrågor på Google, till radion.I årets rapport från Internetstiftelsen, som släpptes på tisdagen, säger nära hälften av de tillfrågade att de känner oro för att företag som Google och Facebook ska inkräkta på den personliga integriteten på internet.För fem år sedan var bara 29 procent oroade.
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Google showed off some new camera features on the Pixel 4 today at its annual hardware event, focusing on improvements to its Live HDR and Night Sight mode.The back of the Pixel 4 houses dual cameras in a new subtle square camera bump.There’s a 12.2MP main camera and a 16MP telephoto lens, which is a hybrid of optical and digital zoom.New Pixel 4 features include Live HDR+, with dual exposure controls in the viewfinder, which shows how photos will look in real time.There are HDR sliders to adjust brightness and shadows when you compose.A learning-based white balance feature is applied to all photo modes, so shots come out with true-to-life colors.
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Google's new Pixel 4 phone includes a motion sensor, allowing people to make commands through simple swipes through the air.It's powered by radar on the front of the phone that can detect motion -- and that can lead to privacy concerns.At its "Made by Google" event in New York on Tuesday, the tech giant promised that people would be in control of the data that the motion sensors generate."Since the Soli sensor can detect the environment around Pixel 4, privacy had to be built in from the start," said Google's vice president of product management, Sabrina Ellis.Ellis said that people can turn Motion Sense off at any time and that the data collected by the radar is stored internally on the device."It's never saved or shared with other Google services," she said.
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Earlier this year, Samsung released the Galaxy S10 series which comes with an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.While this fingerprint reader is top-notch, it does not work well with a tempered glass screen protectors.Many users can not use a smartphone without a screen protector, so what’s the solution?Accessory makers use a liquid adhesive to create a stronger seal between the protector and display.While this seem to work perfectly for some users, try not to buy a ∼$3 screen protector.A Galaxy S10 user recently got a $3 ‘gel screen protector’ off eBay.
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“What we’re trying to do with Mogrify is systematize that process where you can say here’s my source cell, here’s my target cell, here are the differences between the networks… and here are the most likely points of intervention that we’re going to have to make to drive the fate of an adult cell to another adult cell without going through a stem cell stage,” says CEO and investor Dr Darrin Disley.So far he says it’s successfully converted 15 cells out of 15 tries.“We’re now rapidly moving those on through our own programs and partnership programs,” he adds.Mogrify’s business has three main components: Internal program development of cell therapies (current cell therapies it’s developing include enhancing augmented cartilage implantation; non-invasive treatment of ocular damage; and for blood disorders).Speculative IP development is another focus.The startup is drawing on around a decade’s worth of recent work genomics science.
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The day has finally arrived: Asgard’s Wrath, the massive new action-adventure VR role-playing game from Sanzaru Games and Oculus Studios, is officially released for Oculus Rift.UploadVR has already played it and published its full review, so this guide will specifically focus on tips and strategies to help new players get started.Sometimes the weapon that an enemy drops, although not indestructible, is still very powerful and good to use to make quick work of enemies.If you’re playing on either medium or hard difficulty then you’re gonna need to master parrying very quickly.Enemies are generally classified in four different ways in Asgard’s Wrath: standard enemies with just a health bar, Runic Armor enemies that have extra shield bars, boss enemies that are large and pack devastating attacks, and full boss encounters (there are only three of these in the whole game.)You should always stay friendly with your followers.
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Their info suggests that almost six million gamers (out of around 34 million estimated to play at least 22 hours a week) would quickly blast through their data caps if they were to switch to Google Stadia as their primary device.Given that Stadia is estimated to require up to 15.75 GB of data for every hour of 4K streaming — a feature Stadia’s hypepeople have been very quick to tout, I might add — we already knew it was going to be a hog, but putting a number to the people who’re going to have to pay overages for using Stadia is still galling.Yes, all games at launch support 4K.We designed Stadia to enable 4K/60 (with appropriate TV and bandwidth).We want all games to play 4K/60 but sometimes for artistic reasons a game is 4K/30 so Stadia always streams at 4K/60 via 2x encode.— Phil Harrison (@MrPhilHarrison) October 9, 2019
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Now, the company has officially announced DxOMark Audio test protocol.However, in recent years, the audio quality is becoming more significant.DxOMark subdivides different audio quality attributes into individual items, calculates the scores of each item, combines the scores of the attributes, and then aggregates all attribute scores into an overall score.As the image quality test, DxOMark uses an open scoring system (there is no top score), which means that as the quality of the speakers and microphones increases, so does the score.According to reports, the DxOMark Audio Lab consists of two main test devices: the muffler room and the audition room.In the anechoic chamber, the audio team places the device under test in a box and seals it, then records the results using a microphone.
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