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(Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT) Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia discovered a novel chemical compound, which has the potential to became a new drug for the treatment of core symptoms of brain disorders like Down syndrome and autism. Results are obtained in preclinical models where the new compound ameliorated difficulties in cognitive tasks, social interactions and repetitive behaviors. Researchers aim to create a start-up company in order to further develop this compound and make it a treatment for patients
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If you're a fan of Stargate SG-1 but wished it looked a little prettier in 2019, a citizen hero has got your back.Before you get too excited, YouTuber CaptRobau has not upscaled all 10 seasons.That would breach copyright just a tad.But he has uploaded an 8 minute video to show some samples of his home-grown remastering efforts.He has also given the same treatment to the likes of Babylon 5, Star Trek Deep Space Nine and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.This is super cool, because despite the popularity of SG-1, and even though it appears on streaming services, it has never been scaled up to 1080p, let alone 4K.
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SpaceX has confirmed that it ran a static fire test of its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule launch escape system.That’s a key step that it needed to run, and one that is under especially high scrutiny because a static fire of its thrusters back in April resulted in an explosion that destroyed that spacecraft.After an investigation, SpaceX and NASA were confident that they identified and corrected the cause of that faulty test, which seems to have worked in their favor with today’s engine fire.Today’s stick fire appears to have gone much more smoothly, with SpaceX noting that it ran for the full planned duration, and that now its own engineers along with NASA teams will be reviewing the results of this test and the data it provided.So long as what these teams find from these test results is within their expected range and criteria for success, that will mean they can move on to an in-flight demonstration of the crew space system — the next and necessary step leading up to the eventual crewed flight of Crew Dragon with NASA astronauts on board.The in-flight abort test that will be the next key step for Crew Dragon will demonstrate how the SuperDraco crew escape system would behave in the unlikely event of an actual emergency during a crewed mission, albeit with a Crew Dragon spacecraft that doesn’t actually have anyone on board.
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As had been rumored for months, Apple today redefined the upper end of its laptop lineup with a new version of the MacBook Pro — a 16-inch model with a nearly 6K screen and the internal horsepower to match.But the company saved one big surprise for the official announcement: The new machine replaces its 15-inch predecessor at the same price tag, while bringing major improvements in the video, audio, and keyboard departments.Available in silver and space gray variants, the new MacBook Pro isn’t quite the wholesale exterior redesign that might have been expected from a new flagship Apple product — instead, it looks a lot like the years-old 15-inch model.As compared with the prior 15.4-inch display, which had a native resolution of 2880 by 1800, the new screen has a 3072 by 1920 resolution — just under 5.9 million pixels, compared with slightly fewer than 5.2 million before.Absent this display is any “XDR” branding: the new screen promises 500 nit brightness and P3 wide color support, but not “extended dynamic range.”The new machine also boasts substantially upgraded audio: a six-speaker sound system and three “studio-quality” microphones that collectively deliver professional-caliber sonic performance.
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With virtually all major launches from Samsung mobile now behind us, reports, leaks, and rumors about the Korean firm 2020 first flagship are now beginning to creep in.Just hours after popular tipster Evan Blass tweeted that the Galaxy S11 series will come in at least five models, indication has now emerged that suggests the S11 will come with an improved display.According to the Korean Intellectual Property Office, Samsung mobile has now trademarked the SAMOLED moniker in the Smartphone Displays category, which has now fuel speculations that the SAMOLED display will feature in the upcoming Galaxy S11.The SAMOLED display from all indications looks to be an improvement over Samsung’s latest offering – the Dynamic AMOLED which first featured in the S10, and the Galaxy Fold.Do note that the Dynamic AMOLED display is more or less the same as the Super AMOLED display (also trademarked by Samsung).But it comes with HDR10+ support and some super high pixel density at 526 PPI.
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Disney+ will launch in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands on November 12th, a bit shy of a week from today.On November 19th, it’ll expand to Australia and New Zealand.But what about the rest of the world?Disney has kept quiet about its plans for other countries, presumably because going live in another country is a little more complicated than just flipping a switch.Every country tends to have different privacy/tax laws regarding subscription services, and rights and licensing for each bit of content has to be detangled with respect to existing deals.Now, at least, we’ve got a launch date for five more countries: Disney says that Disney+ will launch in the U.K., Germany, Italy, France and Spain on March 31st.
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Renders of an upcoming premium Huawei tablet surfaced on the net back in October.The device got the look of an iPad Pro, though this time with a dual-lens back camera and a hole punch display housing a front-facing camera.The upcoming tablet even has a familiar name – the Huawei MatePad Pro, and from all indications, the device might be launching pretty soon.Soon after Huawei secured approval from 3C for the MatePad, another Chinese regulator –TENAA has now approved the device for sale in the country.TENAA has yet to reveal official renders, and even the device’s full specs sheet, however, it does reveal it will come in two variants.There is the Wi-Fi variant bearing the MRX-W09 and MRX-W19 model numbers and a 4G LTE variant with the MRX-AL09 and MRX-AL19 model numbers.
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In April last year, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.Facebook had changed some of its rules for sharing data with third parties.Among the APIs, there was also one in relation to Groups, that allows application developers to access some information.While previously the data obtained matched the activity on the group with the name and profile photo of the user.Now you can only have data such as the name of the group.Alongside the number of users and content of posts.
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Boeing’s Starliner capsule that will eventually take astronauts into space completed a key abort test Monday when it soared for almost a mile before parachuting back into the New Mexico desert.No astronauts were on board the capsule for Monday morning’s test of the crew abort system, just a test dummy.The abort system will provide a fast getaway for the three astronauts if there's an emergency on the Florida pad or in flight.Boeing plans to launch the Starliner to the International Space Station next month without a crew.The Starliner capsule will be launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.AIR FORCE’S MYSTERIOUS X-37B SPACE PLANE RETURNS TO EARTH AFTER RECORD-BREAKING 780 DAYS IN ORBIT
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A not-so-fond farewell to IE's eFinally, the Edge team led the Windows faithful on a merry dance, teasing fanboys and fangirls to hop through hoops and solve puzzles in order to work out "what's next".Instead, those that solved the clues were rewarded with the new logo for Microsoft's crack at something that might be used for more than just downloading an alternative.— Vishnu Nath (@VishnuNath) November 2, 2019It's the latest sign that the Windows giant is keen to put the Internet Explorer days behind it (and the ill-judged first go at an Edge logo).The past is not entirely forgotten, since there remains a trace of an "e" in what Microsoft doubtless fervently hopes will make users think of surfing a wave rather than a reminder of the browsers of yesteryear.
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Garn har de senaste åren seglat upp som en storsäljare på nätet.Nordiska e-handlare säljer nu färggranna trådar med tillbehör för hundratals miljoner kronor årligen – och allt fler ger sig in i huggsexan om kunderna.En av de mer otippade storsäljarna som har tillkommit de senaste åren är garn.Man nådde inte hela vägen, men nästan, konstaterar Carl Norkrans:”Vi sålde fantastiska mängder i fjol.”För att göra en storleksjämförelse kan man notera att om Adlibris bröt ut garnförsäljningen till eget bolag så skulle det kvala in på topp hundra-listan över Sveriges största nätbutiker som sammanställs av sajten E-handel.se.
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.This week Kate and Alex broke the discussion into two main themes.The first dealt with early-stage companies, and the second, as you can imagine, later-stage affairs.Don’t worry, we don’t get to SoftBank for quite some time.Up top, we dug into Kate’s story about Quill, a formerly stealthy company that could be taking on Slack.After that it was time to leave the auspices of the early-stage market and move to, of all things, a public company.
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Samsung’s Q3 2019 numbers show improved performance in the smartphone business, but the semiconductor sector remains weak, which contributed to the 56% decrease in corporate level operating profit.Overall the company has delivered sequential improvement over Q2.Total revenues stood at KRW 62 trillion ($53 billion), representing a 10% QoQ improvement despite being 5% lower than the same quarter a year ago.The corporate level operating profit of KRW 7.78 trillion ($6.7 billion) was 56% lower than a year ago, albeit registering a growth of 18% over the previous quarter.The IT & Mobile communications group, which includes the smartphone and mobile network businesses, now the biggest revenue generator of the company, delivered the strongest recovery.Total income from mobile handsets, predominantly smartphones, amounted to KRW 28.1 trillion ($24 billion), a 17% increase over a year ago, and 16% over last quarter.
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The founders of Seattle-based Modus cold emailed Pete Flint, the founder of Trulia and a current managing partner at the venture capital firm NFX, for months to no avail.In a last ditch effort, Alex Day, Jai Sim and Abbas Guvenilir sent one more message to the investor who’s real estate listings tool sold to Zillow in 2014 for $3.5 billion.They were at a coffee shop below his San Francisco office, was he interested in meeting?Modus, a real estate startup focused on title and escrow services, is today announcing a $12.5 million Series A financing co-led by NFX’s Flint and Niki Pezeshki of Felicis Ventures.Liquid 2 ventures and existing backers including Mucker Capital, Hustle Fund, 500 Startups, Rambleside and Cascadia Ventures also participated in the round.“The first revolution in online real estate was transforming the research experience, the next revolution in the industry is transforming the transaction,” Flint said in a statement.
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Google would be working to natively introduce the ADB wireless feature.This is reported by the XDA-Developers portal, always ready to find clues about future operating system features.According to the source, the ideal candidate to host this feature is Android 11, the future version of the green robot that will debut next year.However, it is not possible to know for sure when and if ADB wireless will actually arrive.The ADB – an acronym for Android Debug Bridge – is a very important function for developers and modding lovers.It allows them to control the smartphone via PC.
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While the investment climate for connectivity infrastructure has certainly been improving in recent years, a proactive and prioritised government is critical to ensure rapid evolution to the digital economy.There is plenty of demand from both the consumer and governments to build the business case for deployment of fibre infrastructure, though more could still be done in certain markets.“The digital economy does not work without the government, especially in the rural areas,” said Dick Van Schooneveld of Mahler Corporate Finance at Total Telecom Congress this week.This is the challenge which some telcos and governments are facing when it comes to attracting investment; the political and regulatory environment is not always very helpful.There are some bright spots across the world, Portugal for example as well as Sweden or South Africa, but some are lagging considerably.According to Mikael Sandberg, Chairman of VX Fiber, the political and regulatory climate in some nations, such as the UK, has been a point of suffocation when it comes to investments in connectivity infrastructure.
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Companies are now able to take advantage of the subsidy through the Universal Service Fund, which is up to 8.5 billion u.s. dollars, of the great.However, the FCC will on Monday, the 19th of november to vote on a proposal to no longer allow subsidies for the purchase of telecoms equipment from Huawei and ZTE.As we all know, the cause of the suspicion about potential spying through the chinese companies ' equipment.”the Concern is that a hostile foreign actors can make use of the hidden back door into the networks in order to spy on us, attack us, with malware, viruses or in any other way exploit, any of the network.There is substantial reason to believe that the chinese companies Huawei and ZTE pose an unacceptable risk to U.S. national security,” said Ajit Pai.
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The electric Mini will arrive in dealerships in March 2020 with a base price of $30,750 (including a mandatory $850 destination charge).Mini said the car will be sold “across the U.S.,” implying that sales won’t be restricted to certain states, as is the case with some other automakers’ electric cars.Pricing is a bit of a step up from a base Mini Cooper Hardtop 2 Door, which starts at $24,250, but is pretty close to the $28,250 base price of the Cooper S, which has a similar power output to the electric Mini.The John Cooper Works performance model starts at $34,250, and other body styles can reach higher than that.Mini parent BMW hasn’t reached the 2,000-unit limit that triggers a phaseout of the credit.That drops the Mini’s base price to $23,250.
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Earlier this month, Xiaomi released a comprehensive list of both Redmi and Xiaomi phones that will get its proprietary MIUI 11 update.Right on schedule, the Redmi K20 started receiving the update a few days ago, and now the brand has started seeding the MIUI 11 stable update to one more devices on the list.Although Xiaomi/Redmi has yet to officially announce the roll-out or even provide a download link, a number of the Redmi Note 7 Pro users have confirmed receiving the update in India.The confirmation comes via the MIUI forum, and as expected some users have yet to see such an update.That is expected, given that it is been rolled out in a phased manner.Rolling out as the MIUI.0.5.0.PFHINXM, the update is based on Android 9, weighs at 746MB and comes with October 2019 Android security patch.
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Even though Amazon Web Services couldn't prevent Moyer from taking up his new role, US district judge Ricardo S Martinez did impose severe conditions on his activities at Google Cloud.AWS had been seeking to prevent the sales exec from starting work at Google's rival division, where he'd planned to head up sales for customers in the life sciences and healthcare sectors.Amazon had asked for an injunction to stop him starting work at the Chocolate Factory, claiming the job would break the contract.Moyer insisted his new job would not involve any contact with previous financial services clients and that healthcare is a fundamentally different market.Moyer is also prohibited from "contacting existing AWS customers, including healthcare customers", as well as any financial services firms he'd worked with in his previous role at AWS.This injunction effectively prevents him from talking to anyone who might consider moving their tech infrastructure from Amazon to Google.
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The Mars 2020 rover has reached a critical milestone in its design and development.After years of design, analysis, and testing, the rover is on its wheels for the first time.The titanium legs of the rover are the black tubes that stick out the side.The six wheels are made of aluminum and measure 20.7-inches in diameter.Each of those six wheels is machined with traction-providing cleats.Each wheel of the Mars 2020 rover has its own motor, and the two front and rear wheels have steering servos that allow the vehicle to turn 360-degrees in place.
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Your browser bookmarks might be stacked with articles you’ll never get around to reading, and sites you’ve long forgotten about, but there are ways to use bookmarks more productively – save these 9 handy URLs in your browser, and you’ll be able to get more done and more quickly while you’re online.1) Create new documents in Google DocsGoogle very helpfully provides web links to create new Google Docs (docs.new), Sheets (sheets.new), and Slides (slides.new), saving you the trouble of loading up Drive and creating new files each time.Most recently, Google pushed out a new shortcut for Google Keep, too – add notes.new to your browser bookmarks to instantly create a new note.2) Build your own private TwitterTwitter lists are one of the platform’s best features: If you create a list of specific Twitter accounts (go here, then click the new list button, top right), you can bookmark that list to see a stream of tweets from just that select group of accounts.
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Just four short years ago, we were warning you about Beats.This resurrection doesn’t come cheap, but it is impressive.The new on-ear Beats Solo Pro look just like the old on-ear Beats Solo3 Wireless if you squint.They’ve got that lowercase “b” logo stamped on the round ear cups, and the streamlined headband you’re used to seeing on older models.(The new Beats Solo Pro weigh 9 ounces, while the old ones are a little over 7.5 ounces.)What’s new are two anodised aluminium pieces that connect the two and a certain heft that the old Beats Solo lack.
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Up to £1,700 for something that won't outperform its cheaper Pro 7 stablemateHands On The Register dropped into Microsoft's flagship London store to rake a talon over the company's latest Surface gizmos and cop an eyeful of hardware head honcho Panos Panay fondling the Neo and Duo.He paused to raise the hopes of Windows fanboys by declaring the best OS for the small form-factor Neo was Windows.He then drove another stake into the heart of Windows Mobile by reiterating that it would be Android powering the mobile form-factor of the Duo.Naturally, Redmond wasn't about to let us get to grips with the eye-catching dual-screen, Windows 10X-powered Neo or fanboy fever dream (aside from the whole Android thing) Duo, but the soon-to-be-released Surface Pro X, Laptop 3 and Pro 7 were present and correct.The Laptop 3 is a worthy successor to the Surface Laptop 2, with a far nicer metal finish available and a 15-inch screen added to the option list as well as a bump in performance.
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Amid all the privacy debates we’ve seen in recent years, one consistent complaint is that companies don’t face harsh enough punishments to discourage the misuse of user data.Today, US Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon introduced new legislation that could change that.Dubbed the “Mind Your Own Business Act,” this bill would empower the FTC to levy harsher punishments for privacy violations and give end users more power when it comes to determining what happens with their data.“Mark Zuckerberg won’t take Americans’ privacy seriously unless he feels personal consequences.A slap on the wrist from the FTC won’t do the job, so under my bill he’d face jail time for lying to the government,” Wyden said in a statement on his website today.That last part is particularly big – not only would Wyden’s bill give the FTC to impose fines up to 4% of a company’s annual revenue on their first privacy offense, but it would also be able to impose “10-20 year criminal penalties for senior executives who knowingly like to the FTC.”
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O2 is the last of the big four mobile operators in the UK to officially launch its 5G network in six cities including Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Slough and Leeds.The operator kicked off the network launch by revealing that customers would be offered unlimited 5G data plans, and there would be no 5G premium.Three launched its 5G network in August, but EE had become the first UK operator to launch a 5G network, when its network went live at the end of May in six UK cities.Vodafone meanwhile launched its 5G network in July, also offering unlimited 5G data, and it has also expanded its 5G networks into other parts of Europe.Unlike the other three, O2 is the only operator not to be using 5G equipment from Huawei, as it has instead opted to use 5G equipment from Ericsson and Nokia.O2’s 5G network has launched on Thursday in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Slough and Leeds.
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These will allow you to give Hulu direct feedback about your interests, the company says.The new buttons will appear across every piece of content, including on the title’s details page right above the plus (+) button where you can add the show or movie to your watchlist (aka “My Stuff.”)The buttons will also be accessible on some of the content recommended across Hulu’s main interface, so you can share your likes and dislikes as you’re browsing for something new to watch.When you like a movie or TV show, Hulu will show you more titles and shows that are similar.At its Upfronts presentation last year, Hulu introduced a “Stop Suggesting” feature that would stop Hulu from recommending a title you didn’t want to see.It could have meant you liked the show, but didn’t want people to know that, because it’s a little embarrassing — like some trashy reality TV.
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as Wework, which recently had to go back on their noteringsplaner, only the liquidity that lasts for the rest of the year.JP Morgan, managed to find interested investors are not likely going to know that until further tvecka, " said the source.at the same time, Weworks's largest outside investors, the japanese Softbank, on the side of the market.According to the Wall Street Journal's Softbank poised to step in with a rescue package, which will give it control over the company.no hurry there, because the assessment is that the JP Morgan's finansieringsjakt may result in a lower value of Wework, which would make it easier for Softbank to take over the company.the Wework was prior to the listing, with a value of 47 billion u.s. dollars.
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