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In what’s proving to be an interesting day for Docker, it announced it has received a $35 million investment from existing investors Benchmark Capital and Insight Partners.It also announced the company has named long-time Chief Product Officer Scott Johnston as CEO.Johnston is the third CEO at Docker this year, replacing Rob Bearden, who replaced Steve Singh after he stepped down in May.The news came shortly after Mirantis had announced it had purchased Docker’s enterprise business.The moves are curious to say the least, but Johnston says that he still sees an opportunity for the company helping developers use Docker, the popular containerization engine that has struggled to find a business model.“Specifically, we are investing in expanding our cloud services to enable developers to quickly discover technologies for use when building applications, to easily share these apps with teammates and the community, and to run apps frictionlessly on any Kubernetes endpoint, whether locally or in the cloud,” Johnston said in a statement.
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Ben Horowitz, cofounder of the venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, thinks that the best way to convey to executives the importance of new employee orientation is through a story about a brutal prison murder.At the WIRED25 Festival in San Francisco on Friday, Horowitz said that when it comes to explaining these concepts to CEOs, the straightforward approach doesn’t work.If he simply told them that new employee orientation programs were valuable and worth emphasizing, they would blow him off, he said.“Shaka Senghor, first day in prison,” Horowitz continued, referring to the now best-selling author who served 19 years for a 1991 murder.“He comes out of quarantine, goes into the rec area.Guy throws the shank in the trash, goes to the chow hall and has a sandwich.”
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36Kr, a Chinese news and data website that tracks startups, fell 10% in its Nasdaq debut on Friday.The disappointing debut followed 36Kr’s decision to slash the size of its offering from 3.6 million shares to 1.4 million and pricing its shares at $14.5, the bottom of marketed range.This meant that the firm, which had initially aimed to raise as much as $100 million, settled for $20 million.A company top executive said that even as the offering is smaller, it has great confidence in its stock’s future performance.The nine-year-old Chinese company’s decision to list in the U.S., instead of doing so in Hong Kong especially during the ongoing trade war between the two nations also surprised many.In an interview with Yahoo Finance on Friday, 36Kr founder and co-chairman Cheng-Cheng Liu said the company decided to go public on Nasdaq because “our team thinks the U.S. stock market is one of the most matured markets in the world.
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It turned a great World War II series, making millions of dollars and building toward a military franchise worth billions.This year, Call of Duty goes back to its "modern" roots with a reboot of what may be the series' finest moment.Call of Duty is a military first-person shooter that continues to be one of the biggest franchises in gaming.Make my campaign extra grittyLast year's Call of Duty: Back Ops 4 did away with the single-player campaign and focused solely on multiplayer, and received a surprising amount of criticism for doing so, despite having a core fanbase obsessed with online multiplayer.Although you don't play as him, SAS Captain John Price, the fan favorite character from the original series, returns to once again play a pivotal role.
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Google software engineers have delivered Dart 2.6, an update to the open source programming language that provides the ability to create self-contained, native executables for the major desktop operating systems.That capability comes from an extension to the Dart compiler set called dart2native, which makes it possible to turn Dart files into self-contained executables holding ahead-of-time (AOT) compiled machine code.In other words, these executables will run on machines that don't have the Dart SDK installed."With dart2native, you can create tools for the command line on macOS, Windows, or Linux using Dart," said Michael Thomsen, a Google product manager, in a blog post.Thomsen notes that Dart has supported AOT compilation to x86 and ARM executables for several years through Dart Native, but this capability has only been exposed through the Flutter SDK, Google's framework for creating native Android and iOS mobile applications using Dart.Dart 2.6 also includes an improved version of dart:ffi, which provides C interoperability, and a new language feature called extension methods.
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Marvel Studios planned to make a "Hawkeye" movie starring Jeremy Renner before deciding to make a Disney Plus TV series instead, Bloomberg said in a Disney Plus report published on Thursday.Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was "nervous about his pitch" for the Disney Plus series, Bloomberg said.But Feige told Bloomberg that Renner "totally got it and said, 'Let's do it.'"Disney Plus launches November 12 and "Hawkeye" debuts on the service in fall 2021.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The Marvel Cinematic Universe's master sharpshooter Hawkeye almost starred in a big-screen solo adventure.
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Veterans are now able to carry their health records on their iPhones.Apple partnered with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to let the millions of vets access their information easily and securely.Apple's Health app can display the health records for veterans starting Wednesday, according to a press release.The information is available via the Health app and lets the nine million veterans serviced by the VA view their medications, immunizations, lab results and more."Helping veterans gain a better understanding of their health is our chance to show our gratitude for their service," Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer, said in a press release Wednesday."By working with the VA to offer Health Records on iPhone, we hope to help those who served have greater peace of mind that their health care is in good hands."
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Last night, Microsoft unveiled a new Office app that bundles Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and PDF into one.The app – available now as a preview on Android and iOS – has been designed for mobile usage, with features such as PDF signing and the ability to create an Excel file by scanning a table.I haven’t had a chance to spend much time with the new Microsoft Office, but I was quite impressed with how much you can do with your phone camera from this app.It’s quite easy to turn one or many pictures into PDF or a Word document.I even scanned a table from a user manual of an earphone to turn it into an Excel spreadsheet – the text recognition was spot on.The Lens mode also has special sub-modes for whiteboard and document scanning.So, if you attend a lot of lectures or meetings, this app could make it easier to grab notes without much effort.
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Outsourcing giant Infosys has told the Indian National Stock Exchange that whistleblowers have offered no evidence to go with their claims of corruption and false accounting.The letter (PDF) to the deputy manager of listing compliance, Sonal Suri, also attempts to justify the delay in informing India's stock exchange about the complaint.The allegations appeared in the media on 21 October, prompting a 15 per cent drop of the firm's stock on the Bombay Stock Exchange.Just two days later, the outsourcer said a class action suit had been launched against it.The claims centre on alleged financial impropriety.Anonymous letters were sent to a board director at Infosys and the Washington DC-based Office of Whistleblower Protection.
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Google Play is launching a new rewards program, Googe Play Points, that will allow you to earn points for everything you do on the Google Play marketplace, from downloading new apps to subscribing to services to buying movies, books and more.Users can redeem the points earned in the program for things like in-app purchases of characters, gems and other items in apps like Candy Crush or Pokémon GO, for example.Play Points also can be turned into Google Play Credit, then put toward renting a movie or buying an audiobook, Google says.These rewards points will encourage people to launch their apps more often and more broadly participate in the Google Play ecosystem.The program launched in Japan and South Korea, in September 2018 and April 2019, respectively.The new U.S. program has four levels — Bronze through Platinum.
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The long-awaited Apple TV+ is finally here and you can grab it for a seven-day trial absolutely free.The new video streaming service launched today in 100 countries, including the UK, and it can be accessed on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV or any other supporting device with the Apple TV app installed, such as Amazon's Fire TV devices and most Rokus.After the week-long trial ends, it will cost UK viewers £4.99 a month to keep, although there are only eight TV series and two movies available on the service at the moment and three of the series are for kids.Unlike the upcoming Disney+, Apple doesn't have a huge library of content, or indeed any pre-existing library of content, to pour into the service.If you were lucky enough to purchase a new Apple device after 10th September you're eligible for a whole year's worth of Apple TV+ for free.The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell is the launch title that has been getting the headlines, although critical responses have been mixed, with the gorgeous-looking For All Mankind from Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D Moore, an alternate-history sci-fi drama in which the space race never ended, drawing warmer reviews.
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The Great Nebula in the constellation Orion can be seen in a stunning image released by NASA.The starbirth region, situated in our Milky Way galaxy, is one of the brightest nebulae and visible to the naked eye.The image shows glowing gas surrounding young stars at the end of a large interstellar molecular cloud 1,500 light years away, according to the space agency.NASA calls this a "featured deep image" that has been processed in a way to reveal emissions of oxygen and hydrogen, as well as wisps of dust in different and bright hues.The Great Nebula of Orion can be identified by the naked eye near the constellation's well-known three-star belt.The Orion Nebula spans approximately 40 light years, according to NASA, and is located in the same spiral arm of our galaxy as the Sun.
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A good headset can make all the difference when you're teaming up online.You need to be able to hear your environment and your allies with clarity, without one being drowned out by the other.Nobody likes sweaty ears, either.Luckily, there are quite a few headsets out there that fit the bill—no matter what console, computer, or device you game on.We've already picked the Best Wireless Gaming Headsets elsewhere; if you want to go wire-free, check out those picks because we don't repeat them here.This guide covers the best gaming headsets around, but they all have a wire of some kind.
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Providing new evidence that the last remaining thing we can all agree on is that animals are good, the US House of Representatives voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make animal cruelty a federal offence, broadening a 2010 law that banned videos of animals being tortured.The original law, the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act, was a response to a rise in videos depicting animals being suffocated, burned, drowned, impaled and crushed.The law made it illegal to film or distribute these horrendous videos, but it doesn’t penalise the acts of animal torture.Two congressmen from the US state of Florida – Vern Buchanan, a Republican, and Ted Deutch, a Democrat – worked together to expand the legislation through America's Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act.The U.S. House just passed the PACT Act, legislation that I introduced with my colleague @RepTedDeutch to criminalize animal abuse.This important piece of legislation would make animal cruelty a federal offense.
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Hisense's O8B OLED TV already lay claim to being the cheapest OLED TV out there when it launched earlier in the year – but a new flash sale in the UK is cutting its price to an absurdly low figure, for the next 50 hours only.Though you've recently been able to buy the set for £1,299, you'll be able to get the Hisense OLED for only £899 – marking a 36% saving off the original £1,399 RRP, and the first time we've seen an OLED TV sell for only a three-figure sum.As an early Black Friday TV deal, it's unlikely you'll see the set go for cheaper when Black Friday and Cyber Monday actually arrive, and it's really a fantastic discount.There's a catch, however, as the O8B will only be at this incredibly low price for the next two days (50 hours, to be precise).The sale begins at 7pm on Friday 25 October, and ends 9pm on Sunday 27 October.Hisense is celebrating its 50-year anniversary, so you can see your purchase as a birthday gift as sorts, and certainly not a luxury purchase for yourself.
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Following the discovery of the Galaxy S10's fingerprint scanner bug, a couple of banks have removed their apps from the device due to security concerns.NatWest and RBS have both removed their apps from Google Play Store for Samsung Galaxy S10 users, after it was revealed that the fingerprint scanner on the smartphone can be fooled by a screen protector."We've removed the app from the Play Store for customers with Samsung S10 devices," tweeted NatWest."This is due to reports that there are security concerns regarding these devices.We hope to have our app available again shortly once the issue has been resolved."NatWest's sister bank, RBS, has also followed suit, while Nationwide has simply removed the fingerprint log in facility.
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It's a premium device with a high-end camera, radar chip for motion controls and facial recognition software.It was a notable move for Google, which has historically championed an ecosystem of devices that are accessible and reasonably priced.But with Google's new additions to its Pixel line, the roles have been switched: The cheapest new Pixel 4 is more expensive than the cheapest new iPhone.The iPhone 11, announced last month, is $699 -- $100 less than the base model Pixel 4.Apple's suite of iPhones goes even cheaper with the iPhone XR for $599, or more exorbitant with its Pro series.The iPhone 11 Pro is $999, while the Pro Max is $1,099.
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If you're looking to snag a great Nintendo Switch deal today then we have a fantastic offer for you today.Amazon has a limited time $24 coupon code on the console that you can apply at checkout.That brings the Switch down to $274.99, which is the best price we've seen for the newest version of the portable gaming device.That's right, perhaps, there's no need to wait for the upcoming Nintendo Switch Black Friday sales next monthThe Nintendo Switch is a console that allows you to use it as a portable gaming device or as a home console.You can play the Nintendo Switch anywhere, and the dual Joy-Con controllers let you team up and enjoy multiplayer games.
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Last year, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went on YouTube host Joe Rogan’s show and smoked some weed.That was unfortunate, because SpaceX happens to be a US military contractor, and the US government does not like marijuana – and in this instance, it disliked it so much it spent $5 million (£3.9 million) to demonstrate its displeasure.The US Air Force initially seemed like it didn’t know what the hell to do about the incident.But it later emerged that top officials at NASA including administrator Jim Bridenstine were seriously peeved about Musk’s decision to light up on air.NASA then decided it would require SpaceX, as well as competitor Boeing, to go through an intensive safety audit and cultural review that it described as ensuring “the companies are meeting NASA’s requirements for workplace safety, including the adherence to a drug-free environment.” According to a report by Politico on Tuesday, SpaceX’s review ran up a $5 million tab that will go on the American taxpayer's bill.In addition to interviewing employees at all levels of SpaceX, the review entailed having the company do some Reefer Madness shit like “educating its employees and ensuring they are following strict guidelines for federal contractors barring illegal drug use.” While SpaceX initially footed the $5 million bill, NASA agreed to reimburse it in an arrangement that Politico similarly described as highly unusual and likely unprecedented.
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In March, hot on the heels of its initial public offering, Lyft announced City Works, a $50 million program seeking to strengthen the company’s civic engagement in the places its drivers live and work.Lyft says it’ll partner with organizations including the National Down Syndrome Society, United Way, United Service Organizations (USO), Goodwill, Year Up, Generation, Dream Corps, The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, and Upwardly Global to provide free and subsidized rides to the unemployed and those seeking job skills training.At least initially, the focus will be on three “interventions” in the employment pipeline that Lyft asserts play an outsize role in individual success: rides (1) to and from job training programs, (2) job interviews, and (3) the first three weeks of employment prior to a paycheck.Lyft says it focused on communities that “stand to benefit most from short-term transportation support,” from veterans to those with disabilities.A 2012 report published by the The American Association of People with Disabilities and The Leadership Conference Education Fund found that some 31% of people with disabilities — an estimated 48.9 million — report having insufficient transportation compared to 13% of the general population.The Jobs Access Program is funded in part from the proceeds of Lyft’s Round Up and Donate program, which rounds up ride payments to the nearest dollar and donates the difference to causes of the rider’s choice.
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Not long after rolling out a long-awaited feature (offline downloads), Hulu is today announcing a slew of improvements to the experience of actually using Hulu.First up, it’s changing the method by which subscribers give feedback on the service’s recommendations.Hulu is introducing a like and dislike system, letting you give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to individual movies and TV shows that the algorithm suggests.The like and dislike system is rolling out today on the web and Amazon Fire TV devices, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch, select LG / Samsung / Android TVs, Vizio SmartCast, and Chromecast.Hulu says other devices are coming soon, with iOS, Android, and Roku being the most obvious platforms missing on day one.Hulu is also working to make its home screen feel more personalized and relevant and less like a random mix of popular shows with a few of your favorites thrown in.
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Samsung is going to offer consumers the opportunity to get their selfie in space.Thanks to the Galaxy S10 5G that the company has launched into the stratosphere.A high-pressure balloon with the size of half a basketball court (10.5m x 18m) will take off from a launch platform in South Dakota in the US to a height of 20 kilometers.With a special container that houses the Galaxy S10 smartphone.The Galaxy S10 5G will gravitate for 200 hours at the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere.The container design will allow obtaining the photos with the best quality.
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There’s a new Google Nest Mini, and while it may not look any different, Google promises its smallest and most affordable smart speaker should be louder, smarter, and more flexible.The new second-generation Mini looks just like its predecessor, a compact, circular blob that’s topped with a speaker grille made from recycled plastic bottles.Rather than needing to have it on a desk or table, though, there’s now a simple wall-mount hole on the back.As your hand gets near to the speaker, LED lights will illuminate to show where to tap to adjust the volume.Audio has seen an improvement too.The bass is now twice as strong as before, Google says, so that the Nest Mini can be better heard in a loud room.
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Google’s Daydream, Android’s built-in virtual reality platform, is as good as dead.Following the company’s annual hardware event today, Google confirmed to VentureBeat that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL do not support the VR platform.There are also no plans to support Daydream in future Android devices, Pixel or otherwise.When putting together our Pixel specs comparison post, we noticed that the Pixel 4 doesn’t support Daydream.On the Pixel 3 tech specs page, the AR/VR section states “Built for VR to work with Google Daydream View headset.” On the Pixel 4 tech specs page, however, the AR/VR section simply states “ARCore.” Furthermore, the buy button for the Daydream View on the Google Store now says “No longer available.”This should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following phone-based VR closely.
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Facebook should ban campaign ads.Josh Constine proposes a different solution: If Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube don’t want to be the arbiters of truth in campaign ads, then they should stop selling them.Fortnite is just a black hole right nowFortnite just blew up its entire map and all that’s left is a black hole.SoftBank reportedly preps a package to take control of WeWork parent companySoftBank Group, the multibillion-dollar Japanese technology conglomerate and investment firm, has put together a bid that would save WeWork parent company The We Company, just weeks before the co-working real estate company’s imminent collapse, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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A 90-metre-long cargo vessel has run aground in a sensitive marine sanctuary, on the southern coast of Corsica.None of the oil seems to have leaked out, according to authorities.The "Rhodanus" take 2 of the 650 tonnes of steel coil, and seven of the crew members.Early on a Sunday morning, something went wrong during a procedure or manoeuvre is in Bonaficio.the Captain turned, not on time, and headed straight for the coast, in spite of repeated calls in an hour from the trafikledningscentralerna on the islands of Corsica and Sardinia, in writing sjöpolisen said in a statement.the Accident took place in a very miljökänsligt area, and security measures are taken for security reasons.
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This occurs when companies are tricked into paying for fake traffic and leads or ineffectual and misrepresented ad placements.It’s a major concern in the industry, costing businesses an aggregated US$22 billion globally.Affle – short for “affordable mobile” – maintains a global presence, operating in emerging markets like India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East and Africa and servicing customers in established geos across the globe.Outlining his vision for the company, Affle founder & chairman Anuj Khanna Sohum explains that Affle focuses on mobile because for consumers, it’s the central connection point to all other forms of media and other connected devices.“Through that, we want to create an integrated and intuitive ads experience for the consumer.” He also emphasizes offering “consumer-acceptable” advertising even in emerging markets.According to Sohum, Affle helps its clients in two main areas.
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The all-new, mid-engine Chevy Corvette was revealed a few months ago.It's Chevy's eighth generation of the car, and it will cost a mind-blowing $59,995.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories."And the convertible will be priced only $7,500 more than the entry-level Stingray coupe."It's like a Ferrari 458, just $200,000 cheaper.Read more: Chevy's new Corvette is a radical break with the past — here's a closer look at the 8th generation of this icon
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Apple’s new premium subscription TV service is launching on November 1, and there’s a new trailer for one of its original shows, the Ronald D. Moore project “For All Mankind.”The series is a fictional period piece set in the late ’60s/early ’70s that follows an alternate timeline in which Soviet Russia, not the U.S., is the first to land a man on the Moon.It seems like there will be a lot of fallout as a result of the U.S. losing this key battle in the space race, but the biggest divergence from our actual history might be that the Americans seem to go all-in on an astronaut qualification and training program for women much earlier than they did in real life.Watching this, which is more focused on the various cast members than previous trailers for this show (which set up the premise), I get strong “The Calculating Stars” and the entire “Lady Astronaut” novel series vibes, which are great books by Mary Robinette Kowal if you’re looking for alternative history with a space bent right now (and don’t want to wait for Apple’s $5 per month service to launch).That said, I’m definitely still very interested in checking this out when it is available, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s from the same creator who brought us the early 2000s’ “Battlestar Galactica” reboot and “Outlander,” my favorite time-traveling British history romp.
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