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Yang called the proposal espoused by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders "a knee-jerk 20th-century approach to much more nuanced problems."The former tech executive running in the 2020 election has supporters in Silicon Valley, where employees from Google, Apple, and Facebook have donated large sums to his campaign.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The Yang Gang's biggest spenders in San Francisco gathered for a fundraiser on Wednesday afternoon, where the top ticket cost $5,600.The living room filled with Yang's supporters, wearing jeans and suit jackets and hats that said "math," a cheeky campaign slogan that the candidate wore on his lapel in place of an American flag pin.Yang sits in the single-digit percentages in several national polls, but the former entrepreneur has rallied a group of tech workers who support him, knowing fully that his signature campaign promise is centered on taxing their employers.
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Singles Day har de senaste åren etablerat sig som en erkänd köpehögtid inom västerländsk handel.Shoppinghögtiden uppstod på 1990-talet i Kina som en antidag till alla hjärtans dag – den elfte november är datumet med flest ettor.Under 2009 varumärkesskyddades Singles Day av e-handelsjätten Alibaba, och högtiden är idag större än Black Friday mätt i pengar spenderade.Under gårdagens Singles Day satte Alibaba försäljningsrekord när de under dagens första nio timmar sålde för 23 miljarder dollar.Summan motsvarar två tredjedelar av den amerikanska konkurrenten Amazons totala försäljning under det senaste kvartalet.Läs mer: E-handelsjätten Alibaba sätter nytt försäljningsrekord
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The Springwatch host has been heavily critical of the way animals are treated on I'm A Celebrity's Bushtucker Trials in the past.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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Tencent, as part of its partnership with Nintendo, is hoping to make console games with Nintendo characters in its bid to expand from China into the United States and Europe.Tencent and Nintendo were at ChinaJoy 2019, the largest gaming and digital entertainment expo in Asia, in August to unveil the strategy for releasing the Nintendo Switch into China.The partnership, first revealed in April, will see Tencent take charge in localizing Nintendo’s presence in China, which includes translating certain Nintendo Switch titles such as Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild into simplified Chinese, and setting up local servers for Nintendo Switch Online.A Wall Street Journal report, however, reveals that Tencent is looking to further leverage its partnership with Nintendo beyond bringing its massively successful hybrid console into China, as the company seeks to expand from China and target gamers in the U.S. and Europe.“We hope to create console games with Nintendo characters, and learn the essence of making console games from Nintendo engineers,” a Tencent official, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Wall Street Journal.The long-term benefit of such a project will be the chance to learn from Nintendo on how to win over gamers in the U.S. and European markets, as Tencent failed to do so with Arena of Valor.
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NASA’s Curiosity rover is continuing its lonely exploration of Mars, and has captured these beautiful but haunting views of the deserted Martian landscape.These images were snapped this week and show the desolate outlook across the Gale Crater.You can view a regularly updated feed of the raw images captured by Curiosity on NASA’s website, with information about when and where each image was taken and which of Curiosity’s multiple cameras took it.Curiosity has a total of seventeen cameras on board, including the Remote Micro Imager which is part of the Chemistry and Camera suite (aka ChemCam), two black and white navigation cameras on both left and right, two color cameras on the mast (aka Mastcams), one on the end of the robotic arm, and nine more cameras mounted to the rover’s body for functions like hazard avoidance and landing assistance.The photos shown here were taken by the black and white navigation cameras.Curiosity is currently studying an area of the Gale Crater called Mount Sharp, a mountain rising 5.5 km (3.4 miles) above the floor of the crater.
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They'll be no shortage of motivation for both teams on Sunday as the Premier League's runaway leading pair go head-to-head at Anfield in the title race's most critical match so far this season.You can watch all the action as it happens, no matter where you are in the world, by following our Liverpool vs Man City live stream guide below.There's better news for Liverpool, who are able to call upon Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk after the pair both missed training earlier in the week.It's a match that's set to have a huge bearing on the title race - check out our guide below on how to obtain a Liverpool vs Man City live stream, regardless of where you are in the world.And to find out how to watch the rest of the season's games, check out our guide on how to live stream the 19/20 Premier League football season.Use a VPN to watch Premier League football from outside your country
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Bushfires are raging through southeastern Australia and have possibly killed hundreds of koalas at one nature reserve.This comes as firefighters finally contain the Kincade Fire in the US state of California and as today marks the first anniversary of the deadly Camp Fire, also in California.Climate change is affecting all parts of the globe, and it appears to be the culprit for Australia’s early fire season this year.A Guardian analysis on fire patterns over the last 44 years found a connection among weather events, such as El Niño, climate change, and the country’s fire season.During an El Niño, the weather grows hot and dry, making bush more susceptible to catching fire.As a result, the season may be starting sooner due to climate change.
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But with 2020 just around the corner, rivals Samsung and Mediatek have emerged as top 5G chip alternatives for device makers, a point that’s expected to become increasingly obvious in the waning weeks of 2019.Overnight, Vivo confirmed that it has selected Samsung’s all-in-one 5G chip, the Exynos 980, to power the new X30 smartphone it’s launching next month.The San Diego-based chipmaker enjoyed 5G hegemony during 2019, noting this week that it racked up more than 230 5G design wins across over 40 OEMs as of the end of fiscal 2019.But in 2020, there’s going to be a lot more competition to power 5G devices, and Samsung’s deal with Vivo signals what will likely happen with Chinese OEMs over the coming year.While Mediatek has been actively testing its 5G chips with carriers, there still aren’t any known devices using its processors.Last month, it unveiled the Exynos 990, which decouples the CPU, GPU, and AI features of its chip from a more powerful 5G modem that supports all of the 5G base stations currently in use — millimeter wave and sub-6GHz frequencies.
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A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday extended "extraordinary" protections for the mega-rich Sackler family amid a call from legal experts for a special examiner to investigate the family's finances and role in the opioid crisis.Judge grants mega-rich Sackler family reprieve from legal costs of opioid crisisThe Sacklers own and control OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma, which has largely been blamed for helping to spark the opioid crisis that now kills 130 people in the United States each day.The Sacklers and Purdue face around 2,000 lawsuits from states, cities, and municipalities, all alleging that they aggressively marketed their opioids and misled regulators, doctors, and patients about the drugs' addictiveness.Purdue filed for bankruptcy in September as part of a tentative settlement agreement with over 2,600 plaintiffs.Moreover, state attorneys general have accused the family of quietly siphoning some of Purdue's $35 billion from OxyContin sales into their own pockets and out of reach from litigation.
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Barbershops and salons in the U.S. represent a $315 billion industry counting nearly 3 million small businesses and 4 million independent aestheticians among their ranks.It’s a business that has been slow to adopt modern technologies because it’s both specialized and fragmented, meaning that it’s a huge opportunity for the kind of niche software developers who have cropped up in the Los Angeles tech ecosystem in recent years.True to form, two former technology executives from the LA ecosystem have launched Boulevard, to be a provider of back-office management software for the salon and spa industry.Co-founders Matt Danna and Sean Stavropoulos first crossed paths at the Los Angeles startup Fullscreen before rejoining professionally in 2016 to begin working on Boulevard.In the three years since they formed the company, Boulevard has grown in headcount to over 50 full-time employees and is processing over $100 million in customer payments.Those figures attracted the interest of investors and allowed the company to rake in $11 million in its recent Series A round from investors including Index Ventures and Bonfire Ventures.
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And while that may be your first reaction when you think about Doctor Sleep, a sequel to both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, check that sentiment right now.You know, the young boy from The Shining whose father, Jack, went crazy with an ax in the Overlook Hotel.In subsequent years though, two things happened: Kubrick’s film got way more famous than the book it was based upon and King wrote a sequel novel, called Doctor Sleep.Flanagan (who recently had a huge hit with Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House and has a long history with horror) decided to take King’s book and twist it just enough so it stays true to the source material, but also satisfies fans of the film.Much like his father, Danny is now a violent alcoholic, and it’s not until he hits rock bottom and moves to New Hampshire to straighten out his life that he can begin to deal with the demons that have haunted him since he was a child.First is that of Abra, played by newcomer Kyliegh Curran.
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Total revenues and profits might have slipped slightly at BT, though it met expectations and it seems the business is lining-up its pieces for an assault on the UK market.There have been some lavish spending sprees over the last few years, though the refreshed management is taking a more network-orientated approach as opposed to the ‘bells and whistles’ of the previous regime.“BT delivered results in line with our expectations for the second quarter and first half of the year, and we remain on track to meet our outlook for the full year,” said CEO Philip Jansen.“We’ve invested to strengthen our competitive position.We’ve accelerated our 5G and FTTP rollouts, introduced an enhanced range of product and service initiatives for both consumer and business segments, and announced price and technology commitments to deliver fair, predictable and competitive pricing for customers.”Capital expenditure for the first six months of 2019 was £1.88 billion, up £225 million year-on-year, although this excludes the grants from the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme.
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Kent State University's College of Public Health is teaming up with the Department of Computer Science to develop and implement drug prevention infrastructure in Portage, Geauga and Lake counties.Deric Kenne, Ph.D., associate professor of health policy and management in Kent State's College of Public Health, and his team have received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.The project and associated personnel will be housed in the university's Center for Public Policy and Health and involves a collaboration with Ruoming Jin, Ph.D., professor of computer science, and his team in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences.The project, called the Northeast Ohio Tri-County Prevention Infrastructure, will work to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of alcohol and other drug use in youth ages 9 to 20 in Geauga, Lake and Portage counties.Through the creation and utilization of an innovative big data analytics system, the Northeast Ohio Tri-County Prevention Infrastructure will be able to provide comprehensive community assessment data and monitor substance use to identify potential areas of need.Over time, the big data analytics system will be able to predict substance abuse trends and issues with high accuracy using natural language processing models and machine learning.
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With the new Galaxy Book Ion, Samsung offers almost everything you’ll find on the flagship Samsung Galaxy Book Flex, but in a less expensive, more traditional laptop.Just like the Galaxy Book Flex, the colors of the default wallpaper on the laptop were brighter and more vibrant compared to the LED display on the older Notebook 9 sitting right next to it.The Ion even has the same “Outdoor mode” as the Flex, brightening its display up to 600 nits.Considering that 13-inch laptops like the Surface Laptop 3 or Pixelbook Go all feature touch screens, that is a bit of a letdown.But, since this is the more affordable option, it is a sacrifice worth it for most.Engineered out of magnesium, the 13-inch models come in 2.1 pounds and the 15-inch models up to 2.7 pounds.
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In recent times, there have been a lot of reports regarding the upcoming Xiaomi CC9 Pro.As the days go by, more information regarding this smartphone is becoming available.The current flagship trend in the industry is 5G supports and high refresh rate displays.However, recent speculations suggest that the Xiaomi CC9 Pro will not use any of these features.According to popular Weibo leakster (@数码闲聊站回), the CC9 Pro will not support 5G neither will it come with a high refresh rate.According to Xiaomi, the hardware cost of the Xiaomi CC9 Pro is very high.
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Popeyes’ Chicken Sandwich Will Return This Sunday (While Chick-fil-A Is Closed)It’s been two agonizing months for Popeyes fans.After the Great Chicken Sandwich War of 2019 exploded in August, the battle petered out as Popeyes restocked its chicken sandwich inventory.But finally, Popeyes is ready to dish out some greasy chicken love once again—and chose the perfect day to do it: Sunday.HBO Max Is the Streaming Cornerstone of AT’s 3-Year PlanYesterday, streaming editor Kelsey Sutton did a deep dive on HBO Max’s biggest uncertainties, many of which will likely be answered during tonight’s WarnerMedia Day for investors.
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Motorola got heads turning in 2017 when it launched its Moto Mods, which were modular accessories that added to the versatility of the Moto Z2 Play and earned it a solid 4.5 stars from us two years ago.Now, a challenger brand, Doogee, wants to do the same thing with its new flagship model, the S95 Pro.While its rival Blackview focuses on one single unique selling point, a FLIR IR camera, in its latest product, the heat-seeking BV9800 Pro, Doogee opted for expansion capabilities.Want to carry around your data safely?Check out the best rugged storage solutionsYou can add a battery module or a speaker module; the latter has two 27mm speakers and an integrated battery.
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It’s a good thing Halloween only happens once a year, because cleaning out a pumpkin and carving a fun design (that’s hopefully better than your neighbour’s) can be pretty tedious.With that in mind, you’ll realise just how much work went into this stop-motion animation that was carved into countless pumpkins.Crunch the numbers, and a minute of stop-motion animation, filmed at 12 frames per second, would require 720 unique carvings – although far fewer pumpkins would be needed since you could use each gourd multiple times.That’s a lot of work, but on the plus side, the animators behind “Oh My Gourd” will probably have enough pumpkin seeds to last them until October rolls around again next year.
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It's supposed to change your life with its revolutionary speed, but for now, the deployments remain limited, so don't be surprised if you're nowhere near the service.Sprint turned on its network in June, followed shortly thereafter by T-Mobile.But a follow-up test in May with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, which had the 5G radio integrated into the phone, proved a much better experience, with speeds above 1 gigabit per second, or faster than Google Fiber.T-Mobile is poised to launch a version of its 5G service that isn't as fast but boasts broader coverage later this year (we'll explain later).It's the next (fifth) generation of cellular technology, and it promises to greatly enhance the speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks.That lag time can last around 20 milliseconds with current networks.
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Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to power your home with clean energy, and yet, many Americans don’t know how to make the switch.Luckily, you don’t have to install expensive solar panels or switch utility companies to support a cleaner, sustainable future.If you’re interested in supporting clean energy and saving money on your power bill, consider Arcadia Power.Arcadia Power is a platform that makes it easy for homeowners and renters to choose clean, renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.You can visit Arcadia Power’s website and input your ZIP code to see how clean energy compares to traditional sources in your area.To power your home with clean energy, all you have to do is connect your utility bill, and you can choose between wind and community solar farms in your area, or you can use Arcadia Power’s Smart Rate to find the lowest price available.
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Our smartphones have become the console of millions of users and the truth is that it is completely normal.The extensive catalog we have on Android allows us to choose from a multitude of high-quality games and many of them are free.Well, one of the classic football titles on consoles has just arrived at Play Store, the PES 2020.Technically it does so under the name of eFootball PES 2020.Not everyone may like this type of games, but when a title of this style is available to download for free on your mobile, at least it deserves a mention.PES 2020: online mode, play with friends and more
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Det var en techkorrespondent för BBC som i veckan upptäckte en bugg i Googles nya Pixel 4-telefoner, som lanserades häromveckan.Ansiktsupplåsningen fungerar – även när mobilägaren blundar.Felet innebär att vem som helst därmed kan låsa upp mobilen.Till exempel om ägaren ligger och sover.Uppgifterna har bekräftats av Google.Modellen har tidigare uppmärksammats för sitt sofistikerade system för ansiktsupplåsning.
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When it introduced the Galaxy Fold for the first time, Samsung also unveiled the screen designs it envisioned on its more classic smartphones.The market leader showed its ambition to eventually release a device with a new infinity screen without any notch or hole in the screen.Samsung seems to be slowly getting closer to its goal.Indeed, according to industry sources quoted by The Elec, the South Korean manufacturer could launch from 2020 a smartphone with a front camera integrated under the screen that would not need a notch or a hole to be housed.Mass production from the beginning of 2020The Elec reports that the under-screen photo sensor would be called “HIAA2”.
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Det franska energiföretaget EDF ska utreda möjligheten att bygga sex nya EPR-reaktorer i landet inom de närmaste femton åren, avslöjar tidningen Le Monde.Det finns inget beslut ännu och officiellt ska frågan fortfarande vara uppe för debatt.Men tidigare i veckan avslöjade den franska dagstidningen Le Monde att det i huvudsak statligt ägda energiföretaget Électricité de France, EDF, har fått en detaljerad färdplan från landets miljö- och finansministrar som rör framtidens kärnkraft.Energiföretaget får i brevet uppdraget att utreda hur man kan bygga tre reaktorpar på tre olika platser i landet inom de närmaste femton åren, berättar tidningen.Specifikt handlar det om att bygga sex nya EPR-reaktorer, där förkortningen står för European Pressurized Water Reactor eller Evolutionary Power Reactor.Det är en tredje generationens tryckvattenreaktor som EDF har varit med och utvecklat.
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If you bought AMD’s Bulldozer or Piledriver processors while living in California, or you bought directly from the AMD.com website, then you can now submit a claim to get $300 for each processor you bought.This follows AMD agreeing in August to pay $12.1 million to settle a long-running false advertising lawsuit concerning its claim that its FX Bulldozer was the “first native eight-core desktop processor” in adverts.If you bought one of the following processors either in California or via AMD.com, then you may be in line for a payout:These were sold between 2011 and 2013.If you meet the criteria, you should submit a claim via the AMD CPU Settlement website by January 3, 2020.Will you actually get $300 per CPU?
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We’re quickly closing in on the launch of Apple TV+, and in preparation of that, Apple is rolling out its app to platforms beyond its own.Roku has announced that the Apple TV app is available on its platform beginning today.Those who download it will be able to use that app to access Apple TV+ when it launches on November 1st.For now, though, the Apple TV app will be a vehicle for Apple TV channels and serve as a way for users to stream movies and TV shows they’ve purchased through iTunes.The Apple TV app is getting a rather wide roll out, as it’s launching in a number of regions including Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the Republic of Ireland, the UK, and the US.If there’s been a theme to Apple’s 2019, it’s “subscription services.” Apple has announced and subsequently launched a variety of subscription services throughout the year, including Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and soon, Apple TV+.
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This could soon become a reality if Google's cloud gaming service, Stadia, delivers on its promises – you'll be able to go from opening a Chrome tab to playing a 4K, 60fps game, in five seconds, no installation required.In a 15-minute presentation starring Google Stadia boss Phil Harrison, we learned just how much the service will set us back – $9.99 / £8.99 (about AU$14) per month for unlimited games – and just how good a connection we'll need (35Mbps for full 4K HDR/60fps).At launch, Google has promised that Stadia will support desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones – but just the Pixel series to start – without the need for a hardware box, with games instead powered by Google's own data centers.The beta of Project Stream offered Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which is nothing short of a demanding title.First off, the issue of latency – the gamepad itself connects directly to Google's cloud, which take a few of the steps out the data transfer chain, reducing the lag between your inputs being registered by the game.With Stadia streaming in video, this limitation could be eradicated, bringing AAA gaming to even entry-level laptops.
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Just over a year after Microsoft started cracking down on toxicity on Xbox, the company will now help users crackdown on the toxic interactions that are just considered par for the course when gaming online.On Monday, Microsoft announced it is rolling out new filters that will allow gamers to manage what words and phrases they will be shown in Xbox Live private messages.Microsoft first began enforcing new rules around language in May of last year.The new settings come in four stages – unfiltered, mature, medium, and friendly.The strongest filter setting, friendly, apparently allows common gaming words like “noobs” and “destroy,” but blocks more aggressive words like “slaughter” and “shit.” The medium setting allows those words but would block phrases associated with bullying, according to Xbox.Filtered messages show up on Xbox Live as “Potentially offensive message hidden.” Users can click the message to see what was sent to them and report the message if they want.
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The first PPE-based models are secretly coming to life in Audi’s research and development department as you read this, so Digital Trends went behind the scenes to learn more about how this amalgam of metal and wires will shape the firm’s range during the next decade.While photography was strictly forbidden, nothing prevents us from describing what we saw.The model (shown above, under a sheet) takes the form of an A5-sized four-door sedan with a swoopy, fastback-like roof line that reminds us of the gorgeous A7.“We want to put an EV spin on Audi’s design language.”Exterior designer Wolf Seebers pointed out his team filled in the grille because electric cars need less cooling than comparable gasoline-powered models.Seebers added the trim on the bottom part of the body discreetly hints at the battery pack that lurks underneath.
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