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A sophisticated scheme was designed to trick businesses in more than 60 countries into wiring large sums of money to attackers.
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Realme is on a roll when it comes to providing updates for its smartphones.The company seems to be especially committed this week.It already updated several devices such as Realme 3, 3i, Realme 5 and Realme 2 Pro.Except for Realme 5, all the said devices have received the November security patch.Now, the company is giving the same treatment to the 64MP mid-range beast – Realme XT.The latest OTA update, carries RMX1921EX_11.A.12 serial number, for the Realme XT brings the Android security patch for November 2019.
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< A containerlösning, which will reduce emissions and improve reliability.Now think for Maersk to install a 600 kilowatt-hours of batteries on board of the ship in Cape Town."We're going to test and develop the lågutsläppslösningar on our way to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050", says Søren Toft of the company.There are still a great hold for the larger ships to become fully electric.But it will start to move."Now uncovers the shipping company Maersk to start experimenting with different marinbatterisystem, in order to improve the operational efficiency on board.
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Could this be the most beautiful Ferrari in years?Of course, Italy’s capital doesn’t have a turbocharged V8 engine to play with.The 3.9-liter turbo V8 under the shapely hood of the Roma is good for 611 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque, each admirable numbers.0-124 mph, meanwhile, clocks in at a similarly-impressive 9.3 seconds.The top speed, the Italian automaker says, should exceed 198 mph, assuming you have a straight line to point the Roma in.What’s more notable is simply how good it looks.
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Well, we’re pretty sure no, and here’s why.Microsoft is hosting media at a large-scale London event on November 14, a key point in the gaming calendar as Christmas wish lists are being drawn up by fans, deals events like Black Friday approach, and the top titles for the year hit shelves.It’s prime territory for information on what’s big at the moment, and a gaming company like Microsoft’s Xbox Division’s key money-making period.Which makes it all the more unlikely that Microsoft is going to lift the lid on it’s ‘Next Big Thing’.Microsoft has already whetted the appetite of gamers with its E3 2019 reveal of the core specs of Xbox Project Scarlett.We’ve got a good idea of how powerful it will be, its potential cloud gaming aspects, and even its first confirmed game in the shape of Halo 6.
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XIDU shoppers get ready, the promotion activity launched by XIDU official store is upon us.As we all know, XIDU, an innovative Shenzhen-based company that has made a big splash in the laptop and tablet markets by offering affordable and high-quality computers, has developed its own official store to expand business around the world.Here’s a list of our popular laptops that are on sale right now.Don’t hesitate, visit our official store to obtain the best deals!XIDU 13.3-inch PhilPad touchscreen 2-in-1 laptopGolden ratio 2K (2560×1440) display
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Just like LG mobile, Sony mobile despite declining smartphone shipments keep doing all it can to get its phones noticed in the sea of top-tier Android devices.It started off this year with a new strategy, though one that has yet to pay off.Well, the Japanese giant is still not backing down as it will continue to try out new strategies, this time with the Xperia 3.While the true successor to the Xperia 1 released earlier this year won’t come until around February 2020, we might have just got our first look at what the device looks like, in terms of design.Likely to be named Xperia 3, Sony’s next major flagship release has just surfaced in leaked renders.Like a number of smartphones that will be hitting the markets in the year 2020, the Xperia3 is said to come with the SD 865 SoC with 5G support.
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Yesterday, VIVO published another poster of the upcoming VIVO S5.It turns out with the launch of this handset, the manufacturer has taken the selfie camera beauty algorithm a step forward.At the same time, as we can see on the poster, the appearance of the phone is consistent with the previous leaks.The back cover’s blue-green gradient effect brings a quite recognition rate to the phone.Also Read: VIVO S5 Officially Teased, Comes With Diamond-Shaped Camera SetupAs for the so-called ‘5-fold super-quality beauty’, this is the new beauty concept developed by VIVO.
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In some circles, content marketing has a black eye.I’ve made it a mission to go back to the basics.The biggest reason why content marketing programs are killed is because the people in the organization who control the budget and decisions have no idea what you are doing.Maybe the goal is to increase the value of current customers or to keep customers longer.Your marketing goal is your most important goal and you need to focus on it.Did you know Cleveland Clinic’s Health Essentials blog drives almost enough direct revenue to cover its cost of operation?
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Sparked by several high-profile reports, electrochemistry -- using electricity to perform chemical reactions like oxidation and reduction -- is gaining popularity in the pharmaceutical field.Some researchers have embraced the technology as a tool to synthesize compounds that are difficult or impossible to make using traditional chemical reagents, and to do so in a safer, more environmentally friendly way, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.Synthetic organic chemists typically use reducing reagents to introduce electrons to molecules and oxidizing reagents to strip them out.But sometimes, it can be difficult to change one part of a molecule without affecting the rest of it.In addition, many of these reagents are harsh and generate lots of waste, which can create safety concerns and disposal problems.In contrast, electrochemistry offers more selectivity in adding or removing electrons from chemical groups, along with producing less waste and toxic byproducts, Senior Correspondent Bethany Halford writes.
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Luo Yonghao, founder of Smartisan Technology, was once hailed for his savvy marketing skills, which helped build a niche Chinese smartphone brand with a cult following.Luo, who has also been legally barred from buying property or sending his children to private schools, said in a post on microblog site Weibo on Sunday that he will work hard to pay his debt.His Weibo post followed a ruling issued last week by a court in Danyang, a city in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, in favor of plaintiff and creditor Jiangsu Chenyang Electronics Co.In his post, titled “Confession from a deadbeat CEO,” Luo said he personally vouched for a loan of more than 100 million yuan (US$14.2 million) and raised tens of millions of yuan more to help save Smartisan at its “most difficult” period.Smartisan, which was founded in 2012, has managed to repay 300 million yuan (US$42.8 million), estimated to be around half of the company’s total indebtedness, over the past 10 months, according to Luo.The scramble to pay off Smartisan’s debts has come amid an economic slowdown in China, the world’s largest smartphone market, which has felt the effects of a protracted trade war with the US.
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A 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S by Bertone just auctioned off for almost £1.25, about $1.6 million.It was auctioned off by RM Sotheby's in London on October 24.The Lamborghini passed through two owners before being auctioned off to its third on October 24 at a Sotheby's auction in London.It also claims the Lamborghini Miura is the first modern supercar because of its speed, design, and "technical innovation" of its time."Arguably the most significant sports car of its era, the Miura catapulted Lamborghini into the same league as Ferrari and Porsche," the auction house wrote in a prepared statement.Another 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S by Bertone went for almost $1.27 million in 2014, also with Sotheby's.
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The Samsung Galaxy Fold lands in the former category, while the LG G8X ThinQ falls firmly in the latter.The official (and only) color is Aurora Black.Despite the similarity in their appearances, the G8X is significantly bigger than the G8.166 x 85 x 15mmThe Dual Screen is a sled-style case accessory.An adapter included with the Dual Screen goes on the end of the USB-C charging cable and attaches to the bottom of the case magnetically for charging.
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This article is made possible by Intel’s GameDev BOOST program — dedicated to helping indie game developers everywhere achieve their dreams.The battle royale genre has become crowded over the last few years with hits like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).But indie studio Proletariat thinks its new action-packed multiplayer game, Spellbreak, has a good chance of standing out.While most other battle royale games focus on shooting people with guns, Spellbreak is firmly rooted in a medieval fantasy setting.Players take control of magic users known as battlemages, and they can customize their powerful arsenal of spells and even combine them for more devastating effects.“The early idea behind Spellbreak was looking at games like H1Z1 — this was before PUBG had launched — and thinking that H1Z1 was really a competitive roguelike for people that didn’t play roguelikes,” said Proletariat CEO Seth Sivak.
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Alphabet, Google's parent company, missed Wall Street's earnings expectations Monday, reporting a third-quarter profit that declined even farther than what analysts had forecast.A drop in the value of the company's investments weighed down its overall results.Google parent Alphabet fell far shy of Wall Street's earnings expectations on Monday as a decline in the value of its investments weighed heavily the bottom line, marring a quarter of solid sales growth in the company's advertising and cloud businesses.Analysts polled by Bloomberg were expecting the search giant's profit to dip from the year-ago period, but not nearly that far; they were looking for a per-share profit of $12.35.In the same period last year, the company's businesses other than Google brought in $146 million in sales.Rising costs also helped to depress its profits.
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A major southern California fault capable of producing a magnitude 8 temblor started to move for the first time in 500 years following a series of earthquakes in the Mojave Desert over the summer, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Science.CALIFORNIA LAUNCHES AMERICA'S FIRST STATEWIDE EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING SYSTEMThe study by geophysicists from the California Institute of Technology and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory found that the Garlock Fault – which runs east to west for 185 miles from the San Andreas Fault to Death Valley – has slipped .8 inches since July.This is the first movement documented on the fault in the modern historical record.Here, all of a sudden, it changed its behavior,” Zachary Ross, assistant professor of geophysics at Caltech and lead author of the paper, told the Los Angeles Time.“We don’t know what it means.”
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If you were saddened to hear that you will no longer be able to post to Yahoo Groups starting next week, cheer up — you’ve now got an extra week to post.Yahoo’s plan to largely shut down Groups was widely publicized on October 16th, just days before the company was going to freeze uploads on October 21st.But today, the company told us that date is actually going to be a bit later, on October 28th.(It has also added the new date to its support document about the decision.)However, no matter when you post something to a group, it’s still going to get deleted, as Yahoo is still removing all content hosted on Groups on December 14th.Yahoo Groups once served as a place for discussions on just about any niche topic you could think of, a lot like Reddit does now.
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Australia’s NBN is a company which has taken its fair share of criticism over the last few years, but it is difficult to argue with the concept as well as the progress which is being made.Having laid 216,000 km of optical cables, build 27,000 street cabinets and deployed 2,200 fixed-wireless towers across the country, the construction phase of the project is drawing to a close.“In less than nine months, the major construction component of the NBN network will be complete, on-time and actually on budget,” said NBN CEO Stephen Rue at Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam.Founded in 2009, the National Broadband Network is a government-funded infrastructure project designed to a deploy nationwide, future-proofed broadband network.Some of the critics will be quietened by Rue’s statement there will be no overrun or overspend, though questions will remain as to whether this was the best way to allocate tax dollars in the first place.If private industry was offering the government confidence that connectivity infrastructure would be taken to every corner of the country, the scheme would not have gathered pace in the first place.
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a seven-year, livscykelutsläppen from the car, from the Cars to be lowered by 40%.with today's launch of the Volvo car corporation's first electric vehicle for mass production, XC40 Playground, will present the company with a new climate plan.the Plan is said to be in line with the global climate treaty of Paris in 2015, aimed at limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.Volvo Cars has the ambition to be climate neutral in 2040. "We're transforming our business, with concrete action, not symbolic promise," says president and ceo, Håkan Samuelsson, said in a statement.As a step on the road towards the overarching goal of climate neutrality, announces the launch of the Volvo Cars, to further one goal: the livscykelutsläppen of volvo cars, will be reduced by 40 per cent between 2018 and 2025.
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You don’t have to head to a movie theater to watch El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on a large, high-resolution screen.Take advantage of Walmart’s offer on a 65-inch Samsung NU6900 4K TV — which sees its price slashed from $800 down to just $550 — and you can immerse yourself in the action from the comfort of your living room.You also have the option to split the cost over 12 months at $54 per month.The Samsung NU6900 that’s on sale is a fantastic all-rounder for anyone looking to breathe fresh life into their home entertainment setup, bedroom, or even den with a versatile 4K TV that can handle everything from streaming the latest trending Netflix title (El Camino, in this case) on the weekend and tuning in to Thursday Night Football to catching up with their favourite reality stars with a bottle of wine after work — no set-top box or streaming stick needed.Being a big-brand manufacturer, Samsung has armed the 65-inch NU6900 with all the features you’d expect to find on any 4K TV worth writing home about, such as a UHD Engine for transforming HD and Full HD content into a higher 4K Ultra HD resolution; HDR10+, which can be called upon to squeeze more detail from the scene at hand; and smart software that’s home to all the leading streaming services, including Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.With a 65-inch screen, the Samsung NU6900 isn’t going to fit into everyone’s living room or bedroom.
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Being an actor on television can be challenging when you don’t know what’s going to happen to the character you’ve poured your heart and soul into for years.Which means that, like Millie Bobby Brown upon learning about the ending of the last season of Stranger Things, one’s initial reaction to a surprise might not be a happy one.That ending, which saw Eleven and her adopted family leaving Hopkins, was not Bobby Brown’s favourite, she told Elle recently.“I read the script and I was like, ‘What, how is this even possible?Why are they moving away?’ They were like, ‘Didn’t you read episode 3?’ And I was like, ‘Oh yeah.’ Because Joyce said she wanted to move away from Hawkins.I just felt really against it.”
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Adobe is deactivating all user accounts in Venezuela, saying that the action is necessary to comply with an executive order issued by President Donald Trump.In an FAQ titled "Adobe compliance with US Executive Order," the company explained yesterday why it is canceling its Venezuela-based customers' subscriptions:The US Government issued Executive Order 13884, the practical effect of which is to prohibit almost all transactions and services between US companies, entities, and individuals in Venezuela.Adobe appears to be interpreting the executive order more broadly than other companies.Microsoft's Office 365 and other cloud services are still available in Venezuela, for example."US persons are not prohibited from engaging in transactions involving the country or people of Venezuela, provided blocked persons or any conduct prohibited by any other Executive order imposing sanctions measures related to the situation in Venezuela, are not involved," the notice says.
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Last week news broke that Intel had a whole new line of X-series processors, and this week the company has performance data, prices, and a shiny new Xeon processor to pile on top of that.All of it combines to suggest that Intel might be done gouging people who want a processor with a lot of cores.Intel doesn’t make terrible processors, but it definitely felt like the company has been overcharging for its fanciest processors over the last few years.The previous generation of X-series processors retailed for as much as £1,850, while the more pro-oriented Xeon W processors, with support for things like error-correcting code memory, maxed out at £2,627 for the 18-core W-2195.As a 32-core AMD Threadripper processor maxes out at £1,640, Intel’s processors have seemed like a pretty rotten deal.Intel says it’s put a lot of work into the AI abilities of the new chip with claims that this new series of Xeon W processors are up to 2.2 times faster than the previous generation in AI intensive tasks like image processing and 10 to 11 per cent faster in more traditional processor tasks like 4K editing, software compiling, and 3D rendering.
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Vodafone, a multinational telecommunications operator that has launched 5G commercial networks in Spain, the UK, and other European countries, will deploy the first batch of 5G base stations in Hungary this month.According to the report, Vodafone will deploy the first 5G base stations in Hungary on October 17.Since Vodafone has acquired the relevant 5G spectrum resources in Hungary in 2016, it is not different from competitors.After deploying 5G base stations, 5G commercial services will arrive as soon as possible.As of now, Vodafone’s 5G commercial services are available in several European countries.On June 15th, Vodafone launched 5G commercial services in 15 cities including Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia in Spain.
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It helped spark a public debate on the future of autonomous weapons and put pressure on diplomats meeting at the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons.But this kind of speculative science fiction storytelling isn’t just useful for attracting attention.The people who design and build advanced technology can use stories to consider the consequences of their work and ensure it is used for good.And we think this kind of “science fiction prototyping” or “design fiction” could help prevent human biases from working their way into new technology, further entrenching society’s prejudices and injustices.A bias can lead to the arbitrary preference of some categories (of results, people, or ideas) over others.For example, some people may be biased against hiring women for executive jobs, whether they are conscious of it or not.
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CES parent the Consumer Technology Association created a public relations disaster in January when it unceremoniously revoked an award from sex tech startup, Lora DiCarlo and its product Osé.“Vela [now Osé] does not fit into any of our existing product categories and should not have been accepted for the Innovation Awards Program,” the organization wrote at the time.“CTA has communicated this position to Lora DiCarlo.We have apologized to the company for our mistake.”The CTA would go on to apologize and reinstate the award.During a panel today at TechCrunch Disrupt, founder and CEO Lora Haddock told the audience, that in hindsight, “I think they actually did us a pretty big favor.”
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In a startling interview, NASA's Planetary Science Division director Jim Green, Ph.D., has said the space agency is close to "making some announcements" about finding life on Mars — but that we're not ready for it.“It’s like when Copernicus stated ‘no we go around the Sun.'I don’t think we’re prepared for the results.He added that he's worried because he believes NASA is close to finding life and making an announcement about it but wonders what will happen afterward.ANCIENT MARS WAS WARM AND RAINY ENOUGH TO SUPPORT LIFE, STUDY SAYS“What happens next is a whole new set of scientific questions," Green continued.
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Around a year and a half into Sprint’s efforts to overhaul its call center operations with artificial intelligence, the carrier says the technology has substantially reduced the number of customer inquiries its human representatives need to field.Sprint chief digital officer Rob Roy said about 30% of online chats are now conducted solely by machine-learning-powered bots, up from about 4% at the beginning of 2019.The chatbots are one prong in a continuing digital transformation the company has undertaken in partnership with Adobe, which has also included tools that transcribe and analyze calls in real-time to suggest next steps for reps and algorithms that inform advertising and in-store sales tactics.“For us, that’s a massive amount,” Roy said of the chatbot volume.“Chat use cases help customers resolve their questions efficiently, effectively and at a good experience rate and allow our human reps to handle the more complex and harder questions.”Sprint trains the bots on troves of data from actual conversations between customer service reps and callers, an ongoing process that allows the bots to hone their skills automatically.
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With the 70, the electric models are planned for the next five years, Volkswagen has a big job to ensure that batteritillgången.Already in the year 2025, the company expects that its own demands for Europe to be more than 150 GWh from year to year.a Similar figure is expected for a VW of Asia.the company has turned itself into a pre-existing battery manufacturers at home, in Germany, as Samsung, LG, and the CATL, but it's going to require more.some of these are Northvolt.At the beginning of september, the VW group is that they have formed a joint venture company together with a Swedish battery maker, which is a part of the biljättens investment of around € 9.6 billion in the Northvolt.
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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel was asked at an investor conference what advice he had for founders taking companies public for their first time.He responded, "Don't go public?"Snap's stock has rebounded this year after a wildly unpopular app redesign and increased competition from Facebook-owned Instagram.But shares are still trading below its IPO price.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Snap CEO Evan Spiegel had some nofilter advice for founders taking companies public for their first time.
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