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Apple's longtime head of marketing, Phil Schiller, is stepping aside, Apple announced Tuesday.  Schiller will remain at the company as an Apple Fellow, while another longtime employee, Greg Joswiak, takes his place.  The change marks the third high-profile leadership shakeup since early 2019 and comes as Apple is facing government scrutiny over its App Store practices.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Phil Schiller, Apple's longtime head of marketing, is stepping aside from his role at the company, Apple announced Tuesday.  Apple said Schiller will remain at the company as an Apple Fellow, continuing to lead Apple's events and the App Store. Greg Joswiak, another longtime employee in Apple's product marketing division, will take over Schiller's previous role as senior vice president of worldwide marketing. Schiller has worked at Apple since 1987, and said in a statement that the move to a Fellow role is due to "planned changes in my life," as he recently turned 60 and wants to "make some time in the years ahead for my family, friends, and a few personal projects I care deeply about." Not much is known about Apple's Fellow program, but it appears to honor those who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of computers. Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak lists himself as an Apple Fellow, as does early Apple employee and investor Guy Kawasaki.  The shift in Schiller's role marks the third leadership shakeup at Apple since early 2019. Apple's former head of retail, Angela Ahrendts, left the company that April, while former design chief Jony Ive announced his departure that June. In all three cases, Apple has promoted internally rather than hire someone to fill those roles.  Schiller's role change comes at a challenging time for the company, which is facing scrutiny over its App Store practices. Apple CEO Tim Cook testified before the House antitrust subcommittee last week, where he was grilled about how Apple treats developers who use the App Store, and whether Apple has engaged in anticompetitive behavior on its platform. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a button
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Of proper ones and space tourist planes.
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In the last ten years, cloud computing, adoption, and migration have transitioned from being just places for storage to becoming indispensable strategy for businesses to accelerate service delivery with high efficiency and at a lower cost. There are businesses that have been built exclusively for the cloud. These born-in-the-cloud companies (think Airbnb, Netflix, and Spotify) […] The post Discover The Power of Automation For Application Cloud Replatforming appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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The world is full of custom Android skins, however, we can take MIUI as the most popular one since there is a huge part of ... The post Xiaomi Mi 8 receives MIUI 12 update in China appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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I seem to get some weird pleasure from dismissing them. Please advise.
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Painful video calls could be a thing of the past with new Windows 10 "Eye Contact" feature.
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Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge NTT Disruption is keeping Jibo alive Continue reading…
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(University of Texas at Arlington) TMAC at The University of Texas at Arlington received $3.3 million in federal funding to help small- and medium-sized businesses respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Stranger Things season 4 will likely release on Netflix in 2021, and this is what we know about the sci-fi series' return.
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OpenCV, an open source computer vision library, recently announced the crowdfunding launch of two OpenCV AI Kits (OAK-D and OAK-1). While it’s a bit unusual for a library to launch products, and on Kickstarter at that, these intriguing little gadgets could be the answer to many a DIY robot enthusiast’s prayers. The onset of the “smart” device era has led to some fascinating DIY builds. We’ve seen modified Echo Dots host demonic versions of Alexa, and we even tried our hands at building our own virtual assistant. Back when we were stunned by DIY Alexa builds and other gadgets that could… This story continues at The Next Web
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Our pick of emergency apps includes must-have apps for personal safety, travel, natural disasters, and more.
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Redmond's Azure-based system pals up with virty dinosaur Microsoft has agreed to make Citrix a "a preferred digital workspace solution" for its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), part of its Microsoft 365 suite.…
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WHO expert warns school reopening shouldn't become a "political football."
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Nationwide network operator gets into tizzy with chimney owners IoT biz Sigfox’s British network operator WND-UK has stopped paying people who host its network aerials on their roofs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, WND-UK has pledged to make its near 2,000 base station hosts whole once the economy stabilises.…
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Lazard, the global investment bank, has been quietly recruiting a 10-person team in London to head up its newly created “Venture and Growth Banking” division to match investors with European scale-ups.Unlike some investment banks, the focus of Lazard Venture and Growth Banking will include Series B and C. That’s earlier than many startups typically engage the help of an investment bank when raising capital, and speaks to the sheer number of European startups currently chasing a pool of venture capital that is increasingly global and fragmented.The Lazard Venture and Growth Banking team will be headed up by ex-Numis employees Garri Jones and Nick James, with both serving as managing directors.Noteworthy, according to his LinkedIn profile, Jones was previously venture and broking lead at Numis.Jones is also a board member of stock photo startup Picfair.James, who will take up the role of COO at Lazard Venture and Growth Banking, is a well-respected equity research analyst and also recently left Numis (his LinkenIn says he is on gardening leave).
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In two new papers, civil engineers explore how to make decisions using quantifiable social, economic and environmental guidelines.It's designed to help land managers, city planners, engineers and policymakers make decisions about civil engineering projects."It's data-driven decision making -- it helps us put a number on different aspects of a project so we can collectively make more informed decisions," said Brian Barkdoll, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan Technological University.The algorithm and an algae-based biofuels case study are the focus of their paper published in the International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology."It comes down to that we need to care," Barkdoll said, adding that in a second paper -- published in River Research and Applications -- his team dived deep into a particular example where decision making is tough: sea level rise."We know coastal cities are in danger of flooding, and it is also surprising how it affects rivers and bridges upstream."
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We’ve got Supermen, Batwomen, Arrows, Black Lightning, everyone’s all here!The Arrowverse’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event is approaching quickly, and now we’ve finally got a real teaser.It’s short, yes, but it’s here, and it’s a heckuva posse cut – Batwoman and Arrow, Black Lightning, and our first in-motion look at Brandon Routh as an old, hunky Superman.(I’m not afraid to say it.)The 5-episode crossover begins Sunday, December 8 on The CW, presented by @boostmobile.It’s thrilling, and definitely has me wanting to see a longer glimpse at what’s coming.
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This sounds great on paper, and while of course I’d love to see a bigger battery in the Apple Watch, I’m begging you, Apple – please, don’t do it.In it, Apple writes, “In many traditional watches, neither the watch body nor any other device interacts with the watch band.The operating components of the watch body can be protected within a rigid housing.”That pretty much describes most smartwatches as we currently know them.That’s why many full-featured watches are chunky eyesores, and why more fashionable choices tend to be light on advanced features.However, Apple goes on to note that “it can be desirable to provide certain components outside the rigid housing to more effectively utilise the space within the housing.”
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The stable version of MIUI 11 started rolling out in mid-October.While Xiaomi is preparing this update for more devices, it is also adding some new features.Earlier, there were reports that Xiaomi is preparing Focus mode, Vientiane screen custom image & Class schedule features for MIUI 11.However, these new features are still in the internal testing stage.Now, according to the latest report from MIUI official Weibo handle, MIUI 11 added a new drawer mode to the system desktop this week.Users need to go to the app store to update the system desktop first, and then choose to use classic mode or drawer mode.
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The feds should help cities improve infrastructure for people who bike, to prevent fatal collisions with cars, the NTSB panel found.Regulators should require vehicles come with cyclist-friendly safety features like brighter headlights.Most controversially, the panel said that all states should require all cyclists to wear helmets—a suggestion that has long rankled bicycle activists.More people are using bikes to get around American cities than in recent memory: According to Census data, 837,000 Americans rode to work in 2017, marking a 43 percent rise since 2000.But from 2017 to 2018, while road deaths declined by 2.4 percent, cyclist fatalities jumped by 6.7 percent.“If we do not improve roadway infrastructure for bicyclists, bicyclists will die who otherwise would not,” Robert Sumwalt, the NTSB chair, said during a meeting convened to review the research in Washington, DC, this week.
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Vietnamese startup Sky Mavis, parent of blockchain-based game Axie Infinity, has secured US$1.5 million in a funding round led by game developer and publisher Animoca Brands.The round saw participation from 500 Startups and blockchain-focused firms Hashed, Pangea Blockchain Fund, and ConsenSys.Sky Mavis plans to use the new funds to expand the Axie Infinity team and speed up the development of new features for the game.It will also use part of the investment to build practical blockchain-based applications for more users.The company claims that Axie Infinity has become one of the highest-grossing blockchain games released, citing data from decentralized app ranking services DappRadar and Dapp.Since being launched in May 2018, Sky Mavis has released two games in the Axie universe.
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Pretty soon, you’ll be able to use the Hedera-based cryptocurrency to pay for songs from Beyoncé, Solange, Chaka Khan, and Le’Andria Johnson.The application is an important step for Hedera, a new decentralized ledger that combines peer-based security and transparency with transactional speed and whose value has until now been theoretical.But this new system will enable a pay-as-you-go business model, using a Hedera-based cryptocurrency token called Jam that enables fast micropayments for every second of music that streams between artists and fans.The catalog was founded by music mogul Mathew Knowles, who is also a Tune.fm advisory board member.“Tune.fm has put together an incredible platform with a unique user experience, and Music World Entertainment Corp is excited to share its content on the Tune.fm platform.”The MWE catalog features many Grammy award winners among its extensive list of popular talent.
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With these low-carb alternatives to the holiday's must-eats, you can indulge in a full-on decadent meal (turkey, sides and even dessert) while maintaining a state of ketosis.All it takes is four ingredients (fresh cranberries, powdered monk fruit sweetener, lemon juice and cinnamon) and 5 minutes to prepare this low-carb version of what many consider to be the highlight of the turkey day meal.Mashed cauliflower with garlic and chivesINSTANT POT MASHED CAULIFLOWER WITH GARLIC AND CHIVES Creamy, buttery mashed cauliflower combined with plenty of garlic and chives makes for one super flavorful side dish!Loaded with butter, sour cream, parmesan, chives and garlic, this scrumptious side is lighter than its tuber-based brethren but still packs plenty of flavor.So easy and totally keto & Trim Healthy Mama friendly!
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China will limit the time that minors may make of the online games at one and one-half hours per day, with the exception of public holidays.That said, an official at the regulatory agency, in an interview with the news agency New China, according to Bloomberg News.the Measure is meant to prevent teenagers becoming dependent on gaming.China will also set up a system for the verification of the user.Teknikjätten, Tencent announced yesterday that its system of "age verification" of the year will be expanded to include all of the company's games.Read more: Tencent to continue in the Swedish köpturné – Skövde, sweden at the turn of <
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Imagine if a gadget could save you money, fight fraudsters and maybe even save your life.It can make sure you don't get blamed for other people's mistakes, careless driving or outright fakery.Smart, safe and amazingly affordable, Nextbase's Series 2 Dash Cams are the perfect present for friends or family.We've all seen them: the boy racers pushing their luck; the tired office worker drifting off at the wheel of their BMW.But of course, we don't always manage to avoid the distracted, the drowsy and the downright dangerous.Some 39% of insurers' fault decisions, decisions that can lead to much higher insurance premiums, would be changed if there were video evidence proving that the driver was innocent.
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If you haven’t signed into Fortnite in a while, this weekend is the time to do it.Epic has kicked off another Power Leveling event that will last through the entire weekend, giving players Supercharged XP for faster leveling up.Supercharged XP is different than double XP — you’re actually earning almost four times the amount of XP than usual once you’re ‘supercharged.’When you log into Fortnite during a Supercharged XP event, the “Supercharged!” bar will appear at the bottom of your screen.A Supercharge event is believed to offer 320,000 XP to players who unlock it as they play the game — things that ordinarily get you XP will be “supercharged” when the bonus is active, making it possible to level up to new tiers much faster.In a post on the FortniteBR subreddit last month, one user claimed to have gotten confirmation that players get a total of 640,000 bonus XP over the course of a Supercharged weekend — though, of course, you have to play the game quite a bit to claim it all.
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Over the past twenty years, we have seen companies of all sizes adopting IP-powered voice systems, in order to leverage lower costs and better scalability.But as we approach the new decade, many of these systems are beginning to show their age.Mobile technology has created an inherently mobile workforce, with employees working as easily from coffee shops and hotels as they do from the office.Cloudya melds the universality of traditional telephone systems with a sophisticated, cloud-focused service that offers all the functionality of its top-spec communication system.Unlike during PBX’s halcyon era, when businesses primarily used Windows boxes for work, today’s workplace tech landscape is diverse indeed, with a variety of desktop and mobile operating systems deployed.The web-portal allows users to prioritize incoming calls, view the availability of other colleagues, and set-up conference calls for those all-important business meetings.
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Facebook is taking legal action against the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, claiming that the company was behind a targeted hacking campaign against people using WhatsApp.In court documents, the tech giant argued that the NSO Group created an exploit used to hack into people's devices through WhatsApp.The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, alleges that NSO Group was responsible for a security flaw that allowed potential hackers to install spyware through a phone call, first reported in May by the Financial Times.Targeted victims would not need to pick up the phone or take any action to get infected, and it affected both iPhones and Android devices.The NSO Group is an Israeli surveillance company, which WhatsApp described as "spyware" in its lawsuit.The organization has helped create software to spy on encrypted devices, including the "Pegasus" spyware.
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While the big four carriers in the US typically spend their time bashing one another in press releases, today they’ve announced a new team up to work on cross-carrier messaging.Verizon, AT, T-Mobile, and Sprint revealed what’s officially called the Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI) today, which they say will help “drive the next generation of messaging for consumers and businesses.”The companies haven’t spoken in depth about their plans yet, but it seems like CCMI is meant to replace SMS.CCMI will be built on the Rich Communications Service standard, which means that users will be able to send high-resolution images and videos through it.That should also mean we see other RCS features like typing indicators and location sharing.We still have at least a little while before CCMI is ready for prime time.
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And if that duo wasn't iconic enough, new-space company Firefly and decidedly old-space company Aerojet Rocketdyne are considering a partnership.Each report will include information on small-, medium-, and heavy-lift rockets as well as a quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar.Rocket Lab announced that, with its "Photon" upper stage, its Electron rocket will be able to send small payloads all the way to lunar orbit.Potential for small science missions ... "Small satellites will play a crucial role in science and exploration, as well as providing communications and navigation infrastructure to support returning humans to the Moon," Rocket Lab head honcho Peter Beck said."They play a vital role as pathfinders to retire risk and lay down infrastructure for future missions.In a statement, Firefly CEO Tom Markusic praised the AR1 as an engine well suited for Beta but stopped short of saying the engine's selection is a done deal.
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