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the Investigation of the shooting down of the on MH17 over Ukraine say they have access to the recorded phone call between high-level Russian officials and individuals who have been charged for the incident.However, once again the question of Russia the commission of inquiry and statements.All of the 298 people on board were killed, of which 196 were from the Netherlands, 38 from Australia and the other from 15 different countries.investigators have concluded that the plane was hit by a rysktillverkad the ABDOMEN, the robot that was brought into Ukraine from Russia and fired from territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists of the self-proclaimed people's Republic of Donetsk (DPR).In June, made it clear the investigation, three Russian and one Ukrainian citizen to be brought to justice in a trial that will start in the Netherlands in march next year.The defendants have been set up at the national and international lists of the names of the subject, but it is highly unlikely that they will be present at the trial.
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Microsoft's monthly batch of fixes addresses 74 CVE-listed security vulnerabilities, more than a dozen of them considered to be critical risks.The flaw is a remote code execution vulnerability, specifically a memory-corrupting hole, in Internet Explorer, which also affects Office."This vague description for memory corruption means that an attacker can execute their code if an affected browser visits a malicious web page or opens a specially crafted Office document," explained Dustin Childs of the Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative.Four guest-escape bugs (CVE-2019-0721, CVE-2019-1389, CVE-2019-1397, CVE-2019-1398) were found in Hyper-V.A remote code execution vulnerability in Exchange (CVE-2019-1373) was attributed to "deserialization of metadata via PowerShell," and would allow the attacker to run code with the security clearance of the logged-in user: almost certainly an admin if we are talking about PowerShell access.This month also brings the usual assortment of browser-based attacks with three remote code execution bugs for the Edge scripting engine (CVE-2019-1426, CVE-2019-1427, CVE-2019-1428) and one for VBScript (CVE-2019-1390.
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in English it is for You, the letting agent of the elsparkcyklar, bring in an additional $ 85 million, equivalent to 825 million kroner in new capital from existing and new shareholders.the Money will be used to expand across Europe, and to get the company to return to profit.there is Also an effort to produce more modern variants of the elsparkcyklar.According to the ceo, Fredrik Hjelm is the company going to grow by over a thousand percent in the years to come.Last year, revenue was sek 15 million.Then they expected sales to go down, up to hundreds of percent a year.
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We're another week closer to checking November off the 2019 checklist, but with all the news and reviews to hit the internet this week, it feels like it's been a lot longer.From hot hybrids to SEMA showcars, it has definitely been a week.Here's a recap of all the big hits from Nov. 3-9.The long-awaited Polestar 1 finally hits American soil.Following our test of a prototype earlier this year, we finally take the Volvo spinoff brand's performance plug-in for a spin around the San Francisco Bay Area.A turbocharged engine with 200 horsepower, a six-speed manual transmission, adaptive suspension tech and a smattering of safety tech.
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The singer has teamed up with Kelly Clarkson on a new version of the track which emphasises the need for consent.HuffPost is part of Verizon Media.Verizon Media and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Verizon Media will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Verizon Media and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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In the JST Strategic Basic Research Programs, Furuya Metal Co., Ltd. and Professor Hiroshi Kitagawa, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, have developed mass production technology that enables the continuous synthesis of several nm solid-solution alloy particles, which had previously been difficult to achieve.With this technology, we succeeded in achieving a stable and continuous synthesis of 1nm-class solid-solution alloy nanoparticles and their supported catalysts, which were difficult to obtain using general methods of liquid phase reduction reaction (Fig.In the conventional methods, when we try mass-producing solid-solution alloy nanoparticles, the mixing method of elements is not uniform and the particle size distribution is widened, making it difficult to synthesize continuously with good quality and stability.In order to realize mass production technology, we have newly developed a continuous-flow production system (Fig.This equipment enables continuous production while maintaining the quality of solid-solution alloy nanoparticles, and we are aiming for mass production based on this equipment configuration.The newly developed solid-solution alloy nanoparticles by this synthesis device is a new alloy made of metals that had been impossible to mix together.
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One cuffed by Feds this weekTwo now-ex Twitter employees have been charged with spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia – after they allegedly leaked internal records for accounts linked to critics of the Saudi royal family, including the assassinated journalist Jamal Khashoggi, while working for the social network.Alzabarah, in particular, leaked as many as 6,000 Twitter profile records to Saudi officials, it is claimed.According to the Feds, it all kicked off in April 2014 when Abouammo, a media partnership manager at Twitter, was assigned the task of giving a Saudi news journalist a verified blue-tick on their profile.Through this effort, Abouammo wound up getting friendly with the personality's PR firm, the Saudi Arabian embassy, and eventually Almutaiari, who claimed to represent the Saudi royal family, it is alleged.Meanwhile, an unnamed Saudi foreign official was scheming to cultivate contact details of Twitter employees to coerce into handing over people's personal information.
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Out of the box, Android users have their default SMS/MMS app (usually Google’s Messages app), and possibly another pre-installed messaging app from their carrier or phone manufacturer.I don’t like using so many messaging apps, so I was excited to hear about the Rich Communications Services (RCS) hack that made the rounds last week.RCS, on the other hand, is an advanced messaging protocol that, in theory, will work with all Android phones out of the box as long as carriers add support for it.The problem is, all carriers don’t support it yet, and even the ones that do don’t support it on every phone model.For instance, the Pixel 3 on Google Fi has supported RCS since January 2019, but the Pixel 4 on Google Fi didn’t have RCS support until earlier today.RCS messages are encrypted in transit, but they’re not end-to-end encrypted.
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Adobe is releasing its augmented reality app Aero today at its annual Max conference.The free iOS app lets designers build AR experiences without coding knowledge.Instead, the app makes use of Adobe programs, letting users import 3D files from Dimension and 2D layers from Photoshop and Illustrator to create interactive experiences.Aero is meant to be intuitive for designers without 3D design experience, letting users build AR scenes inside the app with step-by-step instructions.The app can also be used with third-party software like Maya and C4D.Users can place scalable objects into scenes viewed through their phone or tablet cameras, and add animation triggers that react to touch.
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We've already covered influential people, memorable TV shows -- and even the worst tech trends of the decade.Its $50 price, straightforward app and early adoption of IFTTT, a service that helps devices from different manufacturers work together, made it a popular product recommendation in the early days of CNET's smart home coverage.Many other brands followed suit with all-in-one home security systems, but Piper led the charge for this smart home product category.Alarm.com purchased the Piper division of Icontrol Networks in 2017 and the Piper and Piper NV products were discontinued.Instead of replacing your entire deadbolt -- a standard step for many smart locks, even today -- August's inaugural smart lock retrofit over most standard deadbolts.August has since introduced next-gen versions of its classic Smart Lock, but the installation and overall simplicity remains the same.
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The Li-Fi standard took a big step forward this week when Air France deployed the light-based wireless internet system on a commercial flight for the first time.The demonstration was the result of a partnership announced earlier this year between the airline Latécoère Group, which makes airplane components, and Oledcomm, the Paris-based startup that has been commercializing the technology.Li-Fi, short for “light fidelity,” uses light to beam internet connections to devices, rather than relying on the radio waves that are the basis of Wi-Fi.Oledcomm currently sells LifiMax, which has top speeds of 100 Mbps.But the company says it has achieved 1Gbps with its next generation, which it will officially announce at CES 2020 in January.Still, Oledcomm chair Benjamin Azoulay sees the Air France flight as an important milestone for the company.
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Chinese authorities have reportedly notified more than 40 online peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders in Shanghai to scale down their businesses and exit the market, Bloomberg reported.Why it matters: The once-burgeoning P2P lending market has shrunk significantly amid an industry-wide clampdown that has been ongoing for two years.China’s financial hub, Shanghai, is home to some of the country’s largest online lenders.China’s crackdown on online lending pruned more than half of all the platforms from the market.Regulators introduced stricter rules aiming to clamp down illegal and risky lending practices in 2017.Details: The latest move is affecting some of the largest players, including Dianrong and Ping An-backed Lufax.
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Joining, rather than replacing, the existing AirPods range, they’re not exactly cheap at $249, but for frequent travelers or urban commuters deep in the Apple ecosystem they could be a godsend.AirPods, though, stayed in place, and while I wouldn’t necessarily use them were I to go running, I at least didn’t constantly fear they were going to fall out.While AirPods hang from the outer conches of your ears, the new active noise cancellation (ANC) earbuds need a far better seal with the ear canal.Apple includes three sizes of silicone tip for that, and an Ear Tip Fit Test that uses the various microphones in each earbud to help gauge if you’re wearing the correct size.Even so, it’s not an exact science, and what’s fine for audio performance may not also be best for comfort.Switching to the small versions also got the nod of approval from Apple’s test, but also felt more stable when I was wearing them.
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In a thoughtful thread, Dorsey laid out his case for banning both issue ads and campaign ads.— jack (@jack) October 30, 2019“Internet political ads present entirely new challenges to civic discourse,” Dorsey tweeted.Others noted that political ads on Twitter have never seemed to be particularly effective at influencing voters, raising questions about whether banning them would have any practical effect on the election.Then there was the timing of the announcement, which came just as Mark Zuckerberg — who gently mocked Twitter’s relatively small investment in platform integrity efforts in the audio we published this month — was just about to start Facebook’s quarterly earnings call.Yael Eisenstat, who once led Facebook’s elections Integrity operations team for political advertising, tweeted:
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You should absolutely choose the race and class combination you want to play first and foremost, but if you don’t care about your in-game looks, it’s worth picking a race that’s more purpose-built to the class you want to play.Accustomed to cooler climes and embracing nature, they represent both spiritual and economical ways of life.And their increased Engineering skill – a profession Warrior tanks can make good use of – is a nice added bonus.If you’re looking to focus on PvP, the Dwarf’s Stoneform can prevent a death to Bleed, Poison, or Disease effects.By the lore invested in Classic WoW, only Night Elves may take up the mantle of Druid.There’s a reason I used to have vivid daydreams of an Gnome Mage army slow-falling from the Orgimmar sky channeling Blizzard on the ugly orcs below.
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Researchers have made a shocking discovery in the abandoned Chernobyl Exclusion Zone — it's now home to endangered wild horses.Scientists at the University of Georgia were able to capture the rare Przewalski's horse on film at abandoned barns.Motion-sensor cameras took more than 11,000 images of the endangered mammal during the course of a year.“Our results indicate Przewalski’s horses routinely use abandoned structures in the CEZ,” said one of the study's authors, James Beasley, in a statement.“As a result, these structures can serve as important focal points for research and management to obtain key demographic information such as age, sex ratio, population size and genetic structure.”CHERNOBYL'S 'SARCOPHAGUS' BEING DISMANTLED DUE TO 'VERY HIGH' PROBABILITY OF COLLAPSE
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Apple finally has added the option to change the resolution and frame rate of video recordings in the camera app in the newly released iOS 13.2, fixing one of the single biggest annoyances about shooting video on an iPhone.There’s just one catch: the new feature is only available on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max.It’s not the biggest camera update in iOS 13.2 — that crown still goes to the new Deep Fusion “sweater mode” — but it’s a long overdue one.Now — instead of having to exit the camera app, enter the settings app, navigate to the camera menu, selecting the “record video” menu, and then finally select your video mode and frame rate — you just tap on the top right corner.Tapping the left side icon toggles between 4K and HD (1080p), while the right side icon allows you to toggle frame rate (either 30 or 60 fps for HD video, or 30, 60, and 24 fps for 4K).The only real question here is why on earth Apple is limiting this incredibly useful feature to the iPhone 11 lineup — but if you’re a frustrated iPhone videographer, consider this another reason to upgrade.
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The UK could be on the verge of letting Huawei into its 5G infrastructure after initial security concerns.Huawei's involvement in the country's 5G network has been uncertain since the US kicked off about China and security concerns.Health secretary Matt Hancock cautioned against rash action, saying Britain needs to develop its own British-based rival before booting out Huawei.The indecision has been dragging on for a while, with pressure to keep the Chinese tech giant out coming from the US.Now it seems that PM Boris Johnson is ushering things along to some degree by contemplating allowing Huawei into the "non-contentious" parts of the infrastructure, according to Sunday Times' sources.Presumably the part where a sudden bout of spying isn't going to be of much consequence.
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They have a unique insight about the nature of interactions between customers and service providers I have never heard before.If they are correct, they’ve found a unique combination of customers and value proposition that will make these customers want to immediately pay and repeatably engage.Even more interesting, their product might have a much higher initial order size and much greater lifetime value than existing on-demand help services.Creative destruction meets risk capitalLike all entrepreneurs with an idea burning bright, Mei and Bill thought they were the first to invent water, air and fire.When you’re young you believe the world sprang into existence yesterday (or at least when you started college) and that anything older than three years ago is ancient history.
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Volvo's all-electric XC40 SUV makes its debut today.But according to Anders Gustafsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars USA, this is only the beginning of the Swedish automaker's EV offensive."We're going to launch one BEV [battery electric vehicle] every year through 2025," Gustafsson told Roadshow at a media event in Los Angeles on Wednesday.And as new vehicle platforms are built, they'll be designed to handle electrification right from the start.Volvo's next big platform, Scalable Product Architecture 2 (SPA 2), will arrive in 2021 with the next-generation XC90 SUV.Production of the XC90 will kick off in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2022.
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Volvo Cars used the unveiling of the XC40 Recharge, its first electric vehicle, to lay out an ambitious business strategy that includes introducing out a new EV every year through 2025 and slashing the carbon footprint of the lifecycle of every car and SUV it builds by 40%.The goals laid out by Volvo Car Group President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson during a press conference Wednesday to launch the XC40 Recharge, will change the structure of the company and affect its supply chain.Volvo plans to reach its goal by producing and selling electric and plug-in electric vehicles, cutting the carbon footprint of the lifecycle of its vehicles by 40% between 2018 and 2025 and spinning out its combustion engine unit.The automaker plans to launch an all-electric car every year over the next five years.By 2025, it wants all-electric vehicles to represent 50% of global sales with the rest compromised by hybrids.This means a plug-in hybrid or all-electric version will be available, according to the company.
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It’s the equivalent of the Echo Dot from Amazon but is better in terms of artificial intelligence.Arm your home with wonderful helpers by taking advantage of Walmart’s bundle offer.It sports an orb-themed profile that looks and feels warm.The Google Home Mini inherited all the capabilities of the larger Home, including the voice recognition capability called Voice Match.It also has an interactive entertainment tool called Family Link – which includes storytelling and games – making it perfect for households with children.There’s so much more you can do with the Google Assistant integration.
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the Agreement also means that Wayne Gretzky will be the ambassador and front person for the game-World Hockey Manager.”We love the game and think it has great potential to spread happiness among hockeyfans.I look forward to being an ambassador for the World Hockey Manager, and through the game, keep spreading the knowledge and interest of hockey,” said Wayne Gretzky in a statement.the Deal is that the Gold Town, the Games are conducting a set-off issue to the WDG Enterprises inc.in Total, the Gold-Town Games, is a liability on the 889.000 crowns at WDG Enterprises, which will be offset against the issue of the 700,000 shares in a Gold Town, Etc.”We are extremely pleased and proud of the fact that Wayne did not choose to become a part owner in a Gold Town in the Games, it's a milestone and a great opportunity for the company's continued expansion,” he says Orregård, the chairman of the board of the Gold to the Town in the Games, in a press release.
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Portions of an under-construction Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapsed Saturday, killing at least one person and trapping several contractors inside according to local reports.— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 12, 2019In footage of the collapse shared on Twitter, you can see vehicles swerving and people fleeing from falling debris as it rains down one of the city’s main thoroughfare, Canal Street.One video taken from inside a streetcar nearly directly beneath the hotel shows how quickly dust and detritus blanketed the area like a thick fog.The scene looks like something straight out of a disaster movie.As the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapsed, vehicles and a streetcar dodged debris falling down from the construction site as captured from inside a streetcar.
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The revelations people provide when they respond to online marketing polls include a wealth of industry information.Poll data shows what marketers are thinking about in a variety of important subjects, ranging from everyday tasks to far-reaching future trends.Over the past four months, we’ve utilized our TopRank Marketing Twitter channel to publish a weekly poll, asking a range of questions to B2B marketers.Finally, YouTube came in last at 10%.Unsurprisingly, 63% of marketers viewed LinkedIn as their top choice social media platform for finding B2B industry content.Another polls asked respondents about the number of channels they use when promoting blog content.
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Whether you use a laptop for taking notes in class or watching YouTube videos, you'll need to make a well-informed decision on the best laptops for college.This list, which represents our top choices for best laptops for college, university and even high school students, is based on our own hands-on use and benchmark testing.Read: Best 2-in-1 PCs in 2019 for when you need a laptop and tablet in one | Best laptop deals 2019: Windows and Chromebooks for under $500 | Best gaming PCs for 2019Most of our best laptops for college picks cost $500 or more.If you're on a budget and looking for something less expensive -- or if you're interested in an alternative to Microsoft Windows and Apple's MacOS -- we'd recommend checking out our list of the best Chromebooks for students.Though the prices are generally lower, they're great for student laptop basics like email, getting on the internet, creating documents or working with spreadsheets -- especially if you're already working with Google's apps.
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You can zoom out on your Apple Watch by enabling the Zoom function in your watch's settings.Once you enable zoom, it's easy to zoom in and out on your Apple Watch by double tapping the screen with two fingers at the same time.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.An Apple Watch is a pretty amazing device, fitting impressive technology into a small package and offering access to an array of software, data, and content kept on a paired iPhone.However, due to the small size of its screen, it's often hard to see what you're looking at on your Apple Watch face.The good news is that you can easily zoom in and out on your Apple Watch, getting a clear view quickly and then returning to the full view.
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After he left Doctor Who in 2005, Christopher Eccleston spent years remaining silent about just why he’d departed the series almost as quickly as it had returned to lauded acclaim.In recent years he’s started being more open about his time on the show – but yesterday at New York Comic Con he spoke plainly about why he left Who, and has yet to return.Speaking in one of his few convention appearances since his time on Doctor Who – a messily-announced departure after just a single episode of the first season had aired, which involved the BBC forging a statement from Eccleston it had to later retract – at the Javits Center today, Eccleston discussed a range of topics, from the traumatic struggles with mental health he recently revealed in his autobiography to his less-than-optimal time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thor: The Dark World’s villainous Malekith.But it was about why he left the show and a character he loved playing, and why he did not return for its 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor,” where Eccleston was the frankest.According to The Independent, Eccleston alleged that his exit from Doctor Who followed a complete breakdown in his working relationship with “three individuals and the way they were running the show” – presumably showrunner Russell T. Davies, and executive producers Julie Gardner and Phil Collinson:I left only because of those three individuals and the way they were running the show.
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Facebook has launched yet another standalone app called Threads From Instagram.No one else can see these stories, except the chosen ones.Threads is a messaging app which allows you to privately share pictures and messages with your group of close friends.This doesn’t really add to the app’s appeal, apart from the fact that you can switch from a light theme to several dark themes.Theming options include — Midnight, Aurora, Sunrise, Twilight, and Daylight.Threads is devoid of any color or face filters.
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