With its sleek edges and metallic keyboard, it stood out from a crop of generic flip phones and made the company cool again.In its four-year run, the chic, ultra-thin handset sold 130 million units on its way to becoming one of the most beloved and iconic pieces of technology ever.It combines the retro clamshell design with Google's Android software and an innovative foldable touchscreen display that puts a new twist on the classic flip phone.The new category was also going to serve as a bridge to the kind of sci-fi tech we see in films such as Minority Report or shows like Westworld.It's hoping that the nostalgic chords it tugs at, combined with a seamless 6.2-inch display (when unfolded) and a compact design (when folded), can generate awareness not just for the Razr, but its larger stable of phones."Anything Motorola can do to break through the clutter and remind people that they still make desirable phones will only help."
Electric cars, big, small or anywhere in between, have not reached cost parity with traditional vehicles: buyers often face far higher price tags.There's also the whole accelerated depreciation factor that EVs tend to face.All of this makes leasing an electric car pretty attractive, and boy, does Hyundai have the deal for you.The automaker is advertising a 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric lease for $109 a month after a down payment of $2,500.So, really it's more like $150-ish per month, factoring the down payment in.It's worth noting this deal isn't nationwide since the Ioniq Electric is a CARB-state compliance vehicle.
Hyper-personalization is one of the latest marketing trends in the spotlight.Meanwhile, hyper-personalization goes a step further by using real-time data to deliver more relevant communications to consumers.This more advanced personalization uses data focused on consumer browsing, purchasing, and behavior.There’s no denying that hyper-personalization is an effective way for marketers to generate leads and increase company revenue.According to research by Ascend2, only about 9 percent of marketers say they have developed an approach to hyper-personalization.The majority of marketers, totaling 62 percent, are either just discussing it or haven’t acted on hyper-personalization yet.
While various VR technologies are on the market, they're unsatisfying in various ways.But these ideas have their own problems, including slow refresh and complicated hardware, and they lack a standardized mode of user interaction.One company has developed a 3D display that can be manipulated by hand, but without any feedback, this can be tricky.New hardware lets any computer run an interactive, 3D interfaceThis week, researchers are describing a new take on a recent 3D display development that mixes in a key ingredient: sound.3D, volume-filled imagery created with hovering dots
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Realme has scheduled an event for November 20 to unveil the much anticipated Realme X2 Pro in India.A couple of days back, the brand even teased Realme 5s with a massive 5,000 mAh battery.And now, Flipkart has a dedicated page for the phone revealing 48MP quad-camera setup and November 20 launch date.Hence, we can now confirm that Realme 5s will make its debut alongside the Realme X2 Pro at the same event.As far as the specifications are concerned, the upcoming Realme 5s will come with 48MP(sensor unknown at the moment) quad-camera setup, a step-up from the regular Realme 5 and a massive 5,000 mAh battery similar to its predecessor.According to a BIS(Bureau of Indian Standards) certification, this forthcoming phone will bear the model number RMX1925 which coincidentally lines with Realme XT’s model number – RMX1921.
The move will see Mirantis take on all of the products, intellectual property, and customer contracts, and at least some of the employees, of the Docker Enterprise container management service.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Mirantis, known for being an early backer of both Kubernetes and OpenStack, says it will fold Docker Enterprise into its existing container service, offering the two products side-by-side to businesses.While Mirantis said it will continue to offer support in the near-term for Docker's products, it was less committal in the longer term, with key products such as orchestration tool Docker Swarm only getting two years of planned support.When two tribes go to war: Docker Swarm on the left, easier-to-install Kubernetes on the rightIt seems the plan will be to assimilate Docker Enterprise into its own offerings sooner than later.
Here's the dilemma for anyone shopping for true-wireless earbuds: Do you spend around $50 on a cheapie pair, splurge on something in the $200-$250 range like the Apple AirPods Pro or hunt for something in the middle?Usually I point people at the cheapie option, because a lot of $50 earphones right now sound awfully good for the price.But, wow, if you're willing to spend a bit more, you can get something that sounds -- and still feel smug about not blowing $200-plus.Here you go: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Cheapskate readers can get the Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro for $109.99 with promo code CnetLt2P.The earbuds are good for a whopping eight hours of playtime, according to Anker, and the case can recharge them up to three full times.The case itself gets recharged via USB-C (yay!)
We’re almost closing the curtains for 2019, and naturally, the first reports about next year’s flagships are starting to emerge.One of these devices is the Galaxy S11, which is set to steal some attention in the first part of 2020.According to a number of rumors, this device is likely coming with Samsung’s new 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX camera.The above info has just been confirmed thanks to leaked code from One UI 2.0 camera app.Interestingly enough, it also means that the Galaxy S11 won’t be the sole smartphone from Samsung to sport this powerful sensor.According to the leak, Samsung’s future phones will support 12,000px x 9,000px stills, this can be converted in a total of 108,000,000 pixels – 108MP.
(Reuters) — A probe into Goldman Sachs’ credit card practices has been initiated after tweets from a tech entrepreneur alleged gender discrimination in the new Apple card algorithms that are used to determine credit limits.In a series of Twitter posts starting on Thursday, David Heinemeier Hansson railed against the Apple Card for giving him 20 times the credit limit his wife got, Bloomberg reported on Saturday.Hansson, who is the creator of web-application framework Ruby on Rails, didn’t disclose any specific income-related information for himself or his wife but said they filed joint tax returns and that his wife had a better credit score, the report said.New York’s Department of Financial Services confirmed that an investigation was being conducted.Andrew Williams, a Goldman Sachs spokesperson, declined to comment on whether Hansson had contacted Goldman Sachs regarding the concerns raised on Twitter because the bank does not discuss matters involving individual customers publicly.The Apple Card, launched in August, is Goldman Sachs’ first credit card.
Chromebooks are cheap alternatives to Windows and MacBook laptops.People usually get them as a secondary work computer or something they could leave at home for the kids.Thanks to advancements in technology, the latest Chromebooks can hold a charge that can last you through the day and they’re also getting more and more powerful as years go by.At 14.9-inches wide, 10.1 inches from front to back, and 0.75-inches high, it’s one of the largest Chromebooks we’ve come across.Its hinge turns a full 180 degrees, allowing it to lie completely flat so you can share the screen with anyone.Audio doesn’t sound metallic and muffled, which is typically the case with laptops with speakers beneath the keyboard.
Dawn Song, a MacArthur “genius” and UC Berkeley professor, thinks your data could be worth something.It can be copied, sold, leaked—passed between companies and platforms in a seemingly uncontrollable way.A particular data point could become fuel for Facebook’s ad algorithms, get snapped up by data brokers, or sit idly on your device.“Without enforcement of [data property rights], anyone can take data and derive value from it without attributing value back to the original owners,” Song says.Song’s startup, Oasis Labs, focuses on technical solutions to keep data locked down and secure.“We need new technologies to provide better data protection,” she says.
The smartphone market has also become a market for imaging sensors with cameras becoming one of if not the primary deciding factor in purchasing a new phone.The competition among Android phones is a close and strange one, with many of them using the same sensors.Apple’s iPhones, in contrast, have always been in a league of their own and the latest iPhone 11 Pro Max is even more so with its first triple-lens system.DxOmark takes the phone through its testing protocols and, while impressive, still fails to wrest the crown from Huawei.The iPhone 11 Pro max is Apple’s first to use three cameras, adding, for the first time, an ultra-wide-angle camera.Unlike other phones with such setups, though, Apple used 12 megapixel sensors on all of them, differing only in sensor size and, of course, lenses.
TV makers are going bigger and bigger every year; while 55-inch TVs are still the flagship, the market for 65-inch TVs is growing fast, with most sets these days being offered in both sizes, alongside even larger sizes.Well, Most smart TVs nowadays will pack in 4K resolutions, while many feature color and contrast improvement with HDR (high dynamic range), and a 65-inch TV can help show off those enhancements in far more detail than a meagre 40-inch TV set.If you want to go even larger, you can also consider these 75-inch TVs – or make a real statement with the Samsung Q950R, which measures a whopping 98 inches.Make sure you know your budget though, as stepping up to a 65-inch TV can cost you a pretty penny – though you may be able to get a decent discount in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales in November, if you can wait that long.Don't forget 60-inch TVs either – we haven't highlighted any in particular in this list, but you still get a decent-sized set, all the benefits of a 4K resolution, and the usual set of smart TV features too.Each one in this list has been tested and approved by our expert team of reviewers, so you can make a well-informed decision.
A kid plays on a swing, contemplating his afternoon snack.His co-star, an animated character in Nutter Butter’s 1973 television commercial, is the spitting image of Willy Wonka, the beloved Gene Wilder version, though some viewers have noticed touches of Uncle Sam.Along with a one-of-a-kind shape, the treat’s quirky name helped propel Nutter Butter to superstar status when it launched in 1969.“Not only is it a unique shape, but it connects directly to the flavor and the product experience,” said Mary Zalla, global president of consumer brands at brand consultancy Landor.“It’s so iconic; it’s almost like the Coke bottle.”The brand might not have been as successful, or had decades of staying power, without the textured wafers.
If you grew up in the golden age of coin-op arcades, you probably dream of having your own machine (or machines) in the den, where you can play all the Pac-Man or Galaga you want -- no quarters required.Full-size cabinets are generally crazy-expensive, though, which is what keeps most of us from living the dream.The antidote: Arcade1Up has a line of affordable three-quarter scale upright cabinets and slightly pricier cocktail-table cabinets.We've seen deals on the former, but very few on the latter.Thankfully, that just changed: Right now, you can get the Arcade1Up Deluxe 8-in-1 Head to Head Cocktail Table for $420, down from the regular price of $500.To get that deal, you need to sign in to Rakuten.
Chinese internet giant Tencent has led a US$110 million injection into Indian video-streaming service provider MX Player.The new round marks MX Player’s first external fundraise after getting acquired by digital products company Times Internet, which also participated in the round.This Singapore-based company serves localized fraud detection and.facial recognition solutions to clients in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and India.Advance AI made headlines in mid-September 2019 when it raised US$80 million in series C funding.The funding amount was not disclosed, but as reported by DealStreetAsia, it could be worth up to US$100 million, making it potentially one of the largest deals in the country this year.Founded in 2012, Scommerce is one of the leading e-logistics service providers in Vietnam, offering last-mile express and instant delivery, as well as business-to-business trucking and fulfillment services under the brands GHN and AhaMove.
Mario Kart Tour, the highly successful mobile version of the popular racing franchise, is set to launch the beta test for its highly anticipated multiplayer feature sometime in December.Unfortunately, it will not be available to all players, as only Gold Pass subscribers will be able to gain early access.A real-time multiplayer beta test is planned for December and will be available to MarioKartTour Gold Pass subscribers.Stay tuned here for more details coming soon.— Mario Kart Tour (@mariokarttourEN) November 1, 2019Nintendo has promised since day one that Mario Kart Tour will add a multiplayer mode, as many Mario Kart fans have vivid memories of taking down their friends in a race using blue shells.
This includes the opening ceremony, where Blizzard usually announces new projects, as well as a selection of panels.Big names have been featured during the ceremony in the past, including bands such as Linkin Park and Metallica.World of Warcraft: Wendigo Woolies transmog outfit and Murloc faction leadersOverwatch: Illidan skin for Genji and Tyrande skin for SymmetraHearthstone: Commemorative card back and special legendary card revealed at BlizzCon.Starcraft II: Brood War skins and portraits, Classic Battlecruiser, Classic Ultralisk, and Classic Carrier.
Paidy, a Japanese financial tech startup that provides instant credit to consumers in Japan, announced today that it has raised a total of $143 million in new financing.This includes a $83 million Series C extension from investors including PayPal Ventures and debt financing of $60 million.In addition to PayPal Ventures, investors in the Series C extension also include Soros Capital Management, JS Capital Management and Tybourne Capital Management, along with another undisclosed investor.The debt financing is from Goldman Sachs Japan, Mizuho Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.Earlier this month, Paidy and Goldman Sachs Japan established a warehouse facility valued at $52 million.Paidy also established credit facility worth $8 million with the three banks.
With the emergence of more connected devices and immersive content experiences happening alongside an unparalleled boom of video streaming platforms, there’s never been a more critical time to have a powerful and reliable network than can meet the demands of the future.And that next big leap for digital mankind is 10G.Not to be confused with the cellular industry’s 5G (meaning fifth generation), the “G” in 10G means gigabits per second, a blazing fast internet speed.10G is the cable industry’s vision for delivering a remarkable 10 gigabits per second to homes in the U.S. and around the globe.Home internet speeds will be 10 times faster than today’s fastest broadband networks, staying ahead of your digital demands, especially as technology becomes even more integral in our day-to-day lives.Think about how many connected devices you own at the moment -- iPhones, gaming consoles, speakers, voice-activated assistants, smart TVs, among them.
The Chinese smartphone world will give birth to a new smartphone on October 31 – It’s the Smartisan Nut Pro 3.Smartisan is a familiar company in the smartphone scene, however, it had been silent in recent months.However, seems that their most anticipated smartphone will be a new twist for them.According to a leaked specs sheet, the Nut Pro 3 is a flagship to look at.The Specifications emerged via Weibo’s @Digital Chat Station account revealing pretty much everything we need to know about the handset.The Nut Pro 3 bears DT1901A serial and boasts a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a 2340 x 1080 resolution.
If a company wants to be successful, it needs a customer relationship management platform that makes it easy to manage sales and service customers.Salesforce is one of the most popular CRM solutions on the market, so learning how to develop and implement it will make you a valuable asset in any industry.If you want to develop frameworks that lead to successful sales, then this $39.99 Salesforce bundle is for you.The Essential Salesforce Certification Bundle features 3 courses on how to create and use Salesforce services to manage your sales.One of these courses is the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Training, which will teach you Force.com fundamentals, Apex Code, and Visualforce user interface framework to create custom applications for your business.Alternatively, if you’re interested in a marketing role, Salesforce Admin Certification will introduce you to the Sales and Service Clouds, which you’ll use to service your customers.
If you haven’t purchased a Nintendo Switch yet, there can only be two possible reasons: You have been living under a rock, or you have been waiting for it to go on sale.If you fall into the latter category, Amazon is here to help, as the system is currently on sale and includes a better battery.The new version of the standard Nintendo Switch is available right now on Amazon for the normal $299 price tag, but you can apply a coupon available on the page to take $24 off that total.With that money, you can purchase a great digital indie game for the system, such as Untitled Goose Game.You can tell the new-and-improved version of the Nintendo Switch apart from the original 2017 model by its box — the new one is red, while the original is white.It can get a maximum charge of about 9 hours now, compared to around 6.5 on the original.
The T-Mobile/Sprint merger is one step closer to becoming a reality.The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has formally voted to approve the merger, just a few months after the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave its approval.In May, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he would vote for the merger as long as the two companies committed to a fast rollout of 5G tech.Other Republican commissioners also signaled support for the merger.The two Democratic commissioners on the FCC have voiced disapproval for the merger, with one commissioner, Jessica Rosenworcel, penning an op-ed about it in the Atlantic earlier today.“A condensed pharmaceutical industry has led to a handful of drug companies raising the prices of lifesaving medications, taking advantage of those struggling with illness,” said Rosenworcel in the article.
But how to find the best baby food delivery plan for you and your growing family?There are more baby food brands than ever -- including organic blends -- but trying to navigate all of them at the supermarket can be a real challenge.A slew of new baby food delivery services are here to help, laying out all the nitty-gritty nutritional information and setting up a plan so you can have the best food for your tykes delivered conveniently to your door -- weekly or monthly -- and never be without.Babies require different food and nutrition types depending on their age and stage of development, so many these baby food subscription services curate special packages and deliveries based on those specific needs.Options include customized organic purees for newborn babies or more complete meals for toddlers and young children.The Boobie Box: For those who are breastfeeding.
Charged molecules, such as DNA and proteins, are present throughout biological systems.Membranes, a bilayer of these charged lipid molecules, are used to compartmentalize matter in a variety of structural forms, from spherical vesicles to helical nanoribbons to cochleates."In biology, molecules take the form of many coexisting shapes.Some are decided based on the variations placed upon them, such as concentrations of pH or salt," said Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering.The team's findings were published in a paper, titled "Electrostatic Shape Control of a Charged Molecular Membrane from Ribbon to Scroll," on October 14 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Using a combination of microscopy techniques and small- and wide-angle x-ray scattering, the team studied changes to the membrane shape of a charged amphiphilic molecule called C16-K1, composed of a hydrophilic single amino acid headgroup and a 16-carbon-long hydrophobic tail.
Scientists at Lancaster University and the University of Oxford have created a nano-electronic circuit which vibrates without any external force.Using a tiny suspended wire, resembling a vibrating guitar string, their experiment shows how a simple nano-device can generate motion directly from an electrical current.The research has been published in Nature Physics.To create the device, the researchers took a carbon nanotube, which is wire with a diameter of about 3 nanometres, roughly 100,000 times thinner than a guitar string.They mounted it on metal supports at each end, and then cooled it to a temperature of 0.02 degrees above absolute zero.The central part of the wire was free to vibrate, which the researchers could detect by passing a current through it and measuring a change in electrical resistance.
According to the official MIUI India website, MIUI 11 will officially arrive in the country on October 16th, and a global release of this version of Xiaomi’s user interface is expected later.The MIUI 11 beta has been available since last month in China, and India is the next country.Xiaomi will be launching the Redmi Note 8 Pro in this country on October 16th, and should also launch MIUI 11.The new MIUI 11 doesn’t mean new Android for all devicesThis version promises not only to bring aesthetic changes.But is defined as the fastest ever version of the user interface.
Google is expected to announce a new Chromebook called the Pixelbook "Go," the successor to the original Pixelbook released in 2017.Like the Pixelbook, the Pixelbook Go is a Chromebook running the Chrome OS operating system, which essentially exclusively runs the Chrome web browser, Android apps, and a few select apps specially built for Chrome OS.The Pixelbook Go will have a premium metal build with a more relaxed design over the sleek and sober Pixelbook, according to a video leak.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Google's Pixel 4 smartphone has already been leaked to a comical extent, and now a full hands-on video of a prototype of the company's upcoming Pixelbook "Go" Chromebook was leaked by 9to5Google four days before Google's October 15 event.The Pixelbook Go will be the successor to the $1,000 Pixelbook, a great, sleek Chromebook running Chrome OS released in 2017 that was too expensive for a laptop that essentially exclusively runs the Chrome web browser, Android apps, and a few select apps specially built for Chrome OS.