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No support 'in any capacity' for PHP for Windows for v8 and beyond, but Windows users not to worry, says release manager Born-again open-source fan Microsoft is celebrating 25 years of PHP by, er, pulling its support for the scripting language that is beloved (or dreaded) by server operators the world over.…
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The move comes after tech giants such as Google and Facebook have suspended processing government requests for user data in the region.
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Having MS is hard enough – it shouldn’t be made harder by a welfare system that doesn’t make any sense, Genevieve Edwards, Director of External Affairs at the MS Society, writes.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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Verizon has launched its new Stream TV, a set-top box running Android TV that supports 4K Ultra HD video and includes a Google Assistant voice remote.The box is being offered for free to new Verizon 5G Home customers alongside a free month of YouTube TV service, but there’s a big downside that will make it less than useable for many customers: lack of Netflix support.The Verizon Stream TV resembles other set-top boxes on the market; it’s small, vaguely square-shaped, and includes a simple remote control.The box itself is black and there’s a large red Verizon checkmark symbol on the top.The few ports the box contains are arranged alongside its rear edge; you hook it up to your TV using an HDMI cable.As with any other set-top box, users can launch apps for different services — though not Netflix, it has been noted — to watch content.
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You can log out of Gmail on your iPhone in just a few steps.It's a good idea to log out of your Gmail account if you're giving your iPhone away, in order to keep the data stored in your Google account secure.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Google stores data in your Drive folders, Google Docs and Sheets, Google Calendar, and of course to the emails sent and received via your Gmail address.If you use Gmail or other Google platforms on your iPhone, it's a good idea to make sure you are logged out of Google before you ever give that iPhone to anyone else.Check out the products mentioned in this article:
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In late 2016, months after entrepreneur Satyen Kothari sold his digital payments business Citrus Payments to its bigger rival, Naspers-owned PayU, for US$130 million – suddenly catapulting him into the exclusive club of ultra rich individuals – he started getting calls from wealth managers suggesting ways to invest his money.Most of the investment pitches he received were limited to mutual funds, gold, and insurance-related portfolios, with the exception of a few wealth managers who wanted him to invest in lucrative stocks.Kothari says it was these wealth managers and their limited investment suggestions that made him realize there was a market for an automated tech platform capable of providing better and diverse investment opportunities to professionals looking to increase their net worth.In 2017, when he was still on the board of Citrus Payments, Kothari decided to set up his new venture, named Cube Wealth, a tech-driven wealth management firm that would partner with multiple investment funds to create a bouquet of money-making portfolios.This is why we leave our money either in banks as fixed deposits, recurring deposits, or at the most, we buy gold and real estate,” Kothari, founder and CEO of Cube Wealth, told KrAsia.Putting your money in mutual funds is not right for you, as these are long-term investments and you will lose money,” Kothari explained.
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Samsung Galaxy S11 device family leaks at the tail end of the first week of November 2019 suggested the phones would ramp up battery life.As we know from a variety of phones this year – most notably the Google Pixel 4 – making a new phone with a smaller battery than its predecessor doesn’t often end in good results.Samsung appears to be summoning the will to give their top-tier smartphones more battery capacity to handle the next round of futuristic technology – high refresh rate displays and 5G connectivity.One of the biggest pain points you’ll find fairly consistently through Pixel 4 reviews this season is in the battery – or the life of the battery therein.The Pixel 4 has a 2,800mAh battery inside, which would’ve been fine had the device also sported a far less powerful display.But the Pixel 4’s battery time isn’t fabulous.
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An advanced coating now being tested aboard the International Space Station for use on satellite components could also help NASA solve one of its thorniest challenges: how to keep the Moon's irregularly shaped, razor-sharp dust grains from adhering to virtually everything they touch, including astronauts' spacesuits.Although the coating wasn't originally conceived for lunar dust busting, "it's compelling for this application," said Bill Farrell, a scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, who heads a NASA-sponsored research organization, Dynamic Response of the Environments at Asteroids, the Moon, and moons of Mars, or DREAM2, which studies the lunar and Martian environments.The agency considers lunar dust to be among the top challenges to mitigate as it aims to establish sustainable exploration of the Moon by 2028 under its Artemis Program.Goddard technologists Vivek Dwivedi and Mark Hasegawa originally created the coating for an equally important job: they wanted to create a coating that would help "bleed off" the build-up of electrical charges that can destroy spacecraft electronics.Plasma contains trapped charged particles that conduct electricity, contributing to the build-up.Hasegawa's idea was to use an advanced technology called atomic layer deposition to apply super-thin films of indium tin oxide -- an effective compound for dissipating electrical charges -- onto dry pigments of paint.
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Currys has knocked £180 off the excellent Acer Swift 3, in what might be our favourite early Black Friday laptop deal we've seen so far.The Acer Swift 3 is one of the best value laptops in the world, and with Currys cutting the price to just £489, it's now even more tempting.This 14-inch laptop features a stunning design that makes it look – and feel – a lot more expensive than it actually is, and it packs some decent hardware, including an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor, 8GB RAM and speedy 256GB SSD.This means it's a brilliant laptop for day-to-day tasks, and at this new low price, it's an ideal choice for students as well.So, there's no need to wait for Black Friday 2019 or Cyber Monday 2019 if you're after a killer deal on a laptop.Our how to buy a laptop on Black Friday guide will help you get the very best deals for the best laptop for your needs on Black Friday, so make sure you check out our tips there if you want to bag a bargain.
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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG) power lines have caused over 1,500 California wildfires in the last six years, including the deadliest blaze in the state's history.The company has filed for bankruptcy and started cutting power to millions of Californians to keep power lines from sparking in dry, windy conditions.Many Californians think they should never have been faced with the choice between days-long blackouts and deadly fires.Hospitals scrambled to find refrigerators for medications, people bundled their children to keep them warm during cool nights, and seniors were left alone in the dark.So this fall, as low humidity and strong winds created fire-hazard conditions in northern California, PG cut power to nearly 1.1 million customers in October to minimize risks that sparking wires could start more blazes.PG prioritized 'the bottom line over everything'
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Facebook is in hot water (what else is new) for not planning to remove political ads based on lies.To add to the social network’s predicament, Jack Dorsey yesterday announced that Twitter is getting rid of political ads altogether.Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook‘s COO, retorted that the company didn’t have to go the same way because it’s leading “on transparency” — referring to Facebook‘s Ad Library and its upcoming presidential ads tracker.“Facebook shouldn’t be hiding behind its API as it’s not providing the transparency they claim it does,” Ashley Boyd, Mozilla VP of Advocacy, told TNW.According to Boyd, the issues with the Ad Library are far from being nuanced as researchers have a hard time getting an overview of who’s posting, what’s the content of the ad, and what visuals accompany it.Mozilla and other organizations have been watching Facebook‘s ad transparency efforts closely this past year and Boyd wrote a post outlining how they fall short of the company’s promises.
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Stop all the clocks, cut off the 5G phone, prevent Huawei from spying with a new postpone(ment).The British government has yet again delayed a decision on the Chinese tech behemoth's role in the UK's 5G rollout, this time until after that general election everyone is just dying to talk about.At issue is whether Huawei's kit, which they supply to all four of the UK's major mobile operators, would be allowed to continue being a part of Britain's fifth-generation mobile network, with some in government fearing the use of their hardware in the country's critical communications infrastructure constitutes a national security risk.The company has, of course, denied the allegations and a ruling was originally expected in spring this year, back in the halcyon days of the Theresa May (remember her?)government, only to be delayed when May was shown the door and Boris Johnson was ushered through it.If Bloomberg is be believed, the decision now won't take place until 2020 due to 'purdah' rules restricting government decision-making during the election campaign.
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The future may have big things in store for robots that will help humanity.Goals for robots include helping to rescue humans from a burning building, helping with chemical spills, and helping with any disaster that makes a location inaccessible to human responders.Before the dream of rescue robots can become a reality, the robots have to be able to perform physically demanding tasks.While work on four-legged robots has been coming along, work on two-legged, humanoid robots has been slower.The challenge is in getting humanoid robots to be able to exert force or push against something without falling.MIT researchers working with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new method to control balance in a two-legged, teleoperated robot.
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Airtel has confirmed that it will no longer be offering data rollover facilities for its broadband customers, in a move that is likely to disappoint a lot of users.Airtel has around 350 million subscribers for its data plans in India.Back in July 2017, it introduced the Data Rollover Promise, where unused data from the previous billing cycle would be carried forward to the current cycle.It started with postpaid customers and was later extended to broadband services as well.Going forward, data rollover will only be available for postpaid customers.Gadgets 360 received confirmation from an Airtel executive that data rollover will be discontinued for broadband subscribers.
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In september, came the news that the new machine represents an investment of approximately sek 6.5 billion.Uppkörningstiden of the new facility to full capacity, is estimated at three years, and the project is expected to improve, with SCA's operating profit before income tax, depreciation and amortization of up to a billion dollars a year for a full examination.as the SCA does, however, expect that the investment will be profitable already in its first year of operation.The new machines are built in a separate building, with the plant in full operation during the construction period. "We're going to be able to maintain production, all the way up to the short stop, which is required in order to switch over from the old machine to the new one," says Björn Lyngfelt, director of communications at the group.To keep the mill up and running during the construction phase will not result in any major, practical concerns, according to Björn Lyngfelt.
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We won’t know exactly how they sound or how well they’ll work till 2020, since Google won’t be shipping them until then.But what we can talk about right now is their design and fit, which is more important to some consumers than even sound quality, and just how much competition they already have right now.Google will have to hit many of the same comfort and style marks — and hopefully work well with Pixel devices — if it wants to its buds to be a proper Android analog to Apple’s.Battery life: 5 hours (up to 24 hours with charging case)The Pixel Buds 2 certainly look like a huge improvement over the original Pixel Buds, which protruded out of your ears and suffered from an awkward bud design that meant they needed constant adjustment.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge
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Ny kritik har blossat upp mot att regeringen godkände Vattenfalls brunkolsaffär med det tjeckiska bolaget EPH 2016.Enligt näringsminister Ibrahim Baylan (S) rör det sig om information som inte är ny, och som finns tillgänglig i allmänna handlingar.Kritiken uppstod sedan TV4 Nyheterna rapporterat om ett hemligstämplat brev till dåvarande näringsminister Mikael Damberg (S) i april 2016 om att en företagsbesiktning pekat på misstankar om skattebrott, penningtvätt och korruption inom EPH.Företaget har inte dömts för misstankarna.Oppositionspartier kräver att regeringen lägger korten på bordet.– Nu tycker jag att regeringen måste förklara sig.
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We’ve all been there – sign up for a free trial, and then get dinged with a pesky automatic subscription renewal.If you’re one of the early adopters who leapt onto the Apple Arcade train as soon as it launched, here’s a friendly reminder that you might want to cancel before your credit card gets charged.Apple Arcade launched September 19 with a free one-month trial.And so far, the response has been fairly positive.Not only did the service launch with 100 titles, it’s free of the microtransactions and ads that can make mobile gaming so frustrating.Overall, in the short time Apple Arcade has been available, Gizmodo is a fan of the service – as is our sister site Kotaku, which characterised it as “mobile gaming without all the bullshit.” (For what it’s worth, after pondering whether to shell out after the free trial, Kotaku’s Mike Fahey decided Apple Arcade is worth the £5.)
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It’s no secret that Apple has been witnessing a decline in iPhone sales since 2018.This decrease is even more pronounced in China and Asia as a whole.However, the release of the new iPhones (particularly the iPhone 11) brought new life to Apple’s sales in China.According to industry analysts Dan Ives and Timothy Arcuri, demand for iPhones in China increased by 230% during September.This period is always beneficial for Apple due to the release of the new iPhones and low price of the old.However, this year’s growth is more than double the one in 2018.
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MAINZ, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 17, 2019–CPI Technologies looks to reignite interest in the use of blockchain technology for business and financial applications through its end-to-end business solutions.The company’s range of services effectively lowers the barriers to successful development and commercialization of blockchain-based software.“Blockchain has always been envisioned as a force for good.Unfortunately, initial setbacks and abuse by earlier blockchain players have tarnished the technology’s reputation.We’re here to change that to a more positive perception by allowing companies to leverage blockchain to power their businesses easily,” CPI Technologies co-founder Marvin Steinberg said.
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the Swedish-american astronaut Jessica Meir to take their first steps into outer space on Friday, said the us space agency, Nasa.There will also be the first to helkvinnliga the shuttle, as she will be joined by Christina Koch, who had three in the past rymdvandringar.for Just joined the crew of the international space station (ISS) in september this year.The two of them will replace a faulty control unit which controls the transmission of power from a new lithium-ion battery.the Walk will start at 13.50 utc, and the work is expected to take approximately 5.5 hours.on the Spacewalk can be followed on Nasa's website.
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Protests by climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has continued to roil cities around the world, including London.According to the Guardian, the Metropolitan Police Service issued a revised section 14 order (part of the Public Order Act 1986, which allows police to impose conditions on a public protest deemed likely to result in serious public disorder or intimidation) effective at 9:00 pm stating that “any assembly linked to the Extinction Rebellion ‘Autumn Uprising’... must now cease their protests within London (MPS and City of London Police Areas).”Officers began demanding Extinction Rebellion clear tents from Trafalgar Square shortly thereafter, though the paper reported that most of the crowd had already moved to Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.The move comes just days after Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick penned an editorial stating that “We have designated an area of Trafalgar Square where they could lawfully make their point.We are not anti-protest – but we are against them repeatedly breaking the law.”Extinction has launched numerous protests in recent months, including by disrupting flights out of London and dropping a boat in NYC’s Times Square and throwing fake blood on Wall Street’s iconic bull.
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Disney today revealed the titles its bringing to Disney+, its streaming service.The reveal started with a rather ominous tweet that began, “It.Time.” You’d be forgiven for thinking Disney had completely snapped and was ready to begin world domination.From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian, check out basically everything coming to DisneyPlus in the U.S. on November 12.Pre-order in the U.S. at https://t.co/wJig4STf4P today: https://t.co/tlWvp23gLF pic.twitter.com/0q3PTuaDWT— Disney+ (@disneyplus) October 14, 2019
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Rappers can sometimes put out three or four mixtapes during that same time.However, Auxuman plans to put out a new full-length album, featuring hot up-and-coming artists like Yona, Mony, Gemini, Hexe, and Zoya, every single month.From here, it promises to bring out new A.I.-generated albums each month, uploaded to YouTube, Soundcloud, and assorted streaming platforms.Forget about video killing the radio star, could A.I.“The music is generated through a few engines that create the words, melodies, and a digital singing voice,” founder Ash Koosh, a British-Iranian music producer, told Digital Trends.Expression on each song comes from stories we have told, ideas we have generated, and opinions we have shared.”
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Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by the tech mogul Elon Musk, has posted a new vision for launching Starship, a notional 39-story steel rocket system designed to help build moon bases and populate Mars.On Monday, SpaceX uploaded a nearly two-minute video on YouTube that paints a futuristic portrait of how the company plans to get people into space on the cheap with Starship.But the video clearly shows expanded launch activities in South Texas, and Musk's words backed that up.With each flight, multimillion-dollar hardware crashes back to Earth or is lost to space.With all other rocket systems, no parts are saved at all.
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This August 2019 photo released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (NOAA) shows northern fur seal pups standing on a beach on Bogoslof Island, Alaska.Alaska's northern fur seals are thriving on an island that's the tip of an active undersea volcano.Numbers of fur seals continue to grow on tiny Bogoslof Island despite hot mud, steam and sulfurous gases spitting from vents on the volcano.Vents on Bogoslof Island continue to spew mud, steam and sulfurous gases two years after an eruption sent ash clouds into the path of jetliners passing over the Bering Sea.“The population growth of northern fur seals on Bogoslof has been extraordinary,” said Tom Gelatt, who leads a NOAA Fisheries group that studies northern fur seals.A California stock in the San Miguel, Channel and Farallon Islands is estimated at about 14,000 animals.
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Sesame Street is on the move again—this time to a streaming service.The iconic children’s television series, which relocated to HBO in 2015, is now headed for WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, HBO Max.The move is part of a new content partnership deal with Sesame Workshop, covering five new seasons of Sesame Street, four new series, annual series and Sesame Street’s 50-year library.Starting with Season 51, Sesame Street will debut on HBO Max and will be available on PBS approximately nine months later.HBO will air Sesame Street through the upcoming Season 50, at which point the series will migrate to its sibling streaming service, which is scheduled to debut next year.First up: The Monster at the End of This Show, an animated version of the kids book The Monster at the End of This Book.
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For more than a decade, scientist Stephen Albert Johnston and his team at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have pooled their energies into an often scoffed-at, high-risk, high-reward goal in medicine: to develop a universal vaccine to prevent cancer.So, when his team looked deep within tumors, their research gold was discovering 200,000 cancer neoantigens, the components of cancer vaccines, that had been missed by others.Now, in a new paper published in Scientific Reports, his research team has demonstrated the first experimental proof-of-concept bearing the fruit of their labors.They have found a common, new source of tumor mutations that could offer three levels of therapy with a cancer vaccine: 1) a broadly protective, or pan-cancer vaccine 2) cancer-type specific vaccines (e.g.They made chips that presented all of the 200,000 possible neoantigens, allowing them to simply screen for the antibodies in the blood patients raised against them.And the mistakes we focus on are frameshift peptides which are much more immunogenic than the point mutations used in personal cancer vaccines.
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Unlike the usual direct-to-consumer narrative of starting with just an online audience, beauty brand Versed—which first rolled out in Target stores—is now pushing into ecommerce.The skincare line, which is only five months old, filled shelves in 1,850 Target stores.Then, the brand arrived at Revolve, Riley Rose and Dermastore shops in July.Now, after testing out the retail part of the business, Versed is introducing its DTC website experience.“Our first goal was to really disrupt that mass skincare aisle that hasn’t changed in decades,” said Melanie Bender, GM for Versed.“But if you look at skincare ecommerce, it also hasn’t changed.”
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It's not a joke, it's a programming language tuned for distributed systemsAt the Strange Loop conference in St. Louis, Missouri, earlier this month, Paul Chiusano, founder of Unison Computing, gave the audience a tour of Unison, an emerging programming language designed for building distributed systems.Created by Chiusano, Arya Irani and Rúnar Bjarnason, Unison was inspired by Haskell, Erlang, and Frank, a trio of functional programming languages.Chiusano, in his presentation at the conference, said Unison is based on a core technical ideal."In Unison, we're going to identify definitions not by their name but by a hash of their content," he explained.Using a hash as the address of specific content has implications for the way Unison code gets stored.
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