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Heatwaves undoubtedly bring a certain joy at the opportunity to be out in the sunshine. But as the planet heats and weather records tumble, increasingly normal bouts of baking heat aren’t all sun and games. Aside from the grief and guilt, we may feel about the human causes behind increasingly frequent spells of hot weather, heatwaves can also harm our mental health in hidden but surprisingly severe ways. Chief among them is their tendency to make our blood boil. Historic studies dating back to the early 19th century found that hotter regions tend to have higher violent crime rates than… This story continues at The Next Web
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The end for Google Play Music, one of the few remaining “Play” services, is just around the corner. It has been months, maybe even years, coming but it hasn’t been a smooth transition. YouTube Music, which is set to replace is it, still isn’t on feature parity with Play Music and only recently got the ability to migrate albums from … Continue reading
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South Korean operator SK Telecom will officially launch cloud gaming for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users on its networks, riding on the operator’s 5G cloud infrastructure.
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Google could both abuse the data and also lock out competitors, EU regulators warn.
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Microsoft has officially confirmed that it is in discussions with ByteDance over the purchase of TikTok. Specifically, this negotiation does not include Douyin, the Chinese ... The post ByteDance will rather divest TikTok than sell it to Microsoft appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Google has been shaping Chrome OS to almost be the end all and be all of operating systems. It is practically a glorified web browser where apps based on web technologies can feel at home while now also supporting “foreign” apps from Android and Linux. Its recent announced partnership with Parallels to bring Windows software to Chrome OS sounds like … Continue reading
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Google has just introduced another perk for Chromebook owners, this one involving its Stadia cloud gaming service. This new perk differs from the existing Stadia offering made available to Chromebook owners, the one offering a Premiere Edition discount to certain model owners. This time around, Google is giving Chromebook owners free access to Stadia Pro for three months — but … Continue reading
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Save over $500 on this fantastic high-end gaming laptop. Stock is strictly limited though.
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Competitive gaming is incredibly popular, but that doesn't mean single-player titles have been forgotten.
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Director Marjane Satrapi's film is based on the 2010 graphic novel by Lauren Redniss.
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A disease spread by people can be stopped by people, too, even in the absence of a miracle cure or vaccine.
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MacBooks currently use Touch ID, but facial recognition would be far more convenient than fingerprints.
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No honor among thieves The denizens of online forums dedicated to trading in stolen credit cards have been shown to be wretched hives of scum and villainy.…
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Scientists have discovered a multi-planetary system orbiting a "sun-like star" for the first time, according to a newly published study.
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Mozilla VPN promises fast speeds and no data logs or third-party exposure.
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This post explains how to comment in Python.
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The team of researchers, including chemists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and their collaborators, have created a highly efficient and long-lasting solar flow battery. The device can generate, store, and redeliver renewable electricity from the sun in one device. The device consists of silicon solar cells combined with advanced solar materials. The device has been able to set a new … Continue reading
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In a year that's broken the world and shattered reality, imagining Black futures can help plot a pathway to recovery.
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Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google is investing $4.5 billion for a 7.73 percent stake in Jio Platforms, an Indian internet giant that offers broadband, mobile services, and online commerce platforms, the company announced today. The investment, which is pending regulatory review, is part of Google’s commitment to invest around $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years. It follows a similar move from Facebook to invest $5.7 billion for a 9.9 percent stake in the company earlier this year. Jio Platforms is the tech subsidiary of Reliance Industries. As part of today’s announcement, Google says that it is working with Jio on an “entry-level affordable smartphone.” Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said this work will involve creating a customized... Continue reading…
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(Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw) Researchers at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, used the liquid crystal elastomer technology to demonstrate a series of micro-tools grown on optical fibers. The 200-micrometer gripers are controlled remotely, without electric wiring or pneumatic tubing, with green light delivered through the fibers - absorbed light energy is directly converted into the gripper jaws' action.
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Huawei equipment must be removed from the UK's 5G network by 2027, reversing an earlier decision allowing carriers to use Huawei kit in non-core parts of the network.
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Google Cloud has followed Microsoft and AWS in adding a new kind of security tech, known as Confidential Computing, to its arsenal. Confidential computing allows super secret data to remain encrypted, even while it is being processed. It is such a major new type of cloud tech that a group of top vendors including Google and Microsoft formed the Confidential Computing Consortium late last year. Amazon Web Services, the largest cloud provider on the market, did not join that consortium Confidential Computing is a way to convince cloud holdouts to bring more of their data to the cloud. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Tuesday during its Google Cloud Next '20 virtual conference, Google became the latest of the biggest cloud providers to offer a new form of encryption that allows super secret data to stay that way, even while servers in the cloud are processing the data. At the enterprise level, data is generally encrypted while stored on a disk, or transferred across networks. Advances in processor chips now allow for data to stay encrypted even while in use by an application. It's a new level of security now being deployed at several of the largest cloud vendors.  Google is announcing on Tuesday the first two services that offer this level of encryption: Confidential VMs and Assured Workloads for Governments.  Both Google and Microsoft call this kind of encryption "confidential computing." In fact, these two were among the founding members of the Confidential Computing industry consortium that launched at the Linux Foundation in late 2019. Amazon Web Services, the largest cloud computing vendor on the market, is not yet a member of that group. Google Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf — the computer scientist widely credited as "the father of the Internet" — said in a press release that this new kind of encryption "can fundamentally change the nature of cloud computing." He also said that "Confidential Computing is one of those game changers that has the potential to transform the way organizations process data in the cloud, while significantly improving confidentiality and privacy." Essentially it means that data that was too secret to be sent to the cloud can now be sent there — think hedge fund quant/algorithms, the secret sauce that some hedge funds use to detect "signals" from big data and make trading decisions. The cloud vendors hope this type of security will convince cloud holdouts to join the public cloud as well. Although some of these holdouts are adopting what's known as "private clouds" — which is to say, putting cloud tech into their own, private data centers — the hope is that the cloud vendor can convince them to move some of their applications and data into the public cloud, and encourage them to consider moving more over time. Google is following Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services in offering this encryption capability. Google is leaning on AMD and its new AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors to provide its Confidential Computing. Microsoft is using Intel's Xeon processor E-2200 family. Meanwhile Amazon provides this sort of service using its own homegrown chip, now in its second generation, the ARM-based AWS Graviton 2.  Are you a Google Cloud insider with insight to share? Contact Julie Bort via email at [email protected] or on encrypted chat app Signal at (970) 430-6112 (no PR inquiries, please). Open DMs on Twitter @Julie188.   Now read: Former Oracle cloud skeptics say its newly launched product is 'significant and important' to the market — and shows that it's becoming a more viable Amazon Web Services competitor Google has ticked off IBM, Oracle, and many in the open-source community by launching an odd new open-source organization Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Leslie Odom, Jr.'s $500,000 gamble that led to a starring role in 'Hamilton'
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Over the last couple of years, smartphone makers have pushed the charging solution to some great extent. So far, we have seen the highest 65W ... The post iQOO launches insane 120W Super FlashCharge, to arrive as early as August appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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A few choice board games to help bring you even deeper into the fantasy worlds you know and love.
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Bill Gates recently criticised social media companies for their failure to address misinformation about the 2019 novel coronavirus
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The automotive industry has rapidly changed in the past five years, and all signs point to even greater changes in the years to come.See, autonomous cars and electric vehicles are two major hurdles changing the industry as we know it.Along the way, it's become increasingly difficult for some of the industry's smaller players to stay in the game, and even some of the largest are heeding warning signs and signing up for all-out mergers, like the proposed Fiat Chrysler and PSA tie-up.Now, it sounds as if India's Tata is looking for a similar slice of action, according to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday.The publication cited sources close to discussions inside Tata that shared the automaker is looking for partners to help both Jaguar and Land Rover stick it out in the future.The overarching goal, according to these sources, is a familiar one: Save on costs to develop electric cars.
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the Aircraft manufacturer Boeing estimates that the flygplansmodellen the 737 Max will be able to fly in commercial operations once again in January of next year.this means that The company is moving forward with flygstarten to its normal flight level for a month.Flygplansmodellen of the 737 Max had a disastrous dödskrascher had to stay on the ground all over the world since the model is subject to an operating ban throughout the world."We are working on the final adoption of the updated requirements, which must be completed before a Maximum of a return to commercial operations, which we believe will take place in January," writes the company in a statement on Monday.It was on October 28 last year, a Lion Air plane that crashed just minutes after the plane left the ground.All 189 of those who were on board were killed.
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PUBG Mobile, the slightly more realistic battle royale alternative to Fortnite, has been updated to version 0.15.5.With this update, players get access to the new Royale Pass Season 10, as well as some limited-time perks that will disappear in a few days.Among other changes, players can now give the Royale Pass as a gift, there’s a new TDM-exclusive map called ‘Ruins,’ and more.The game’s 0.15.5 update officially went live on November 8; players who update to this version by November 14 will receive 2,000 BP, 20 Silver, and one Blue Glider Trail as rewards.Updating the game after November 14 won’t result in getting these special perks.You’ll need 0.24 GB of free storage space on iOS and 0.21 GB on Android.
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Whether it’s YouTube, Sling TV, Hulu, Netflix, or Google Play Movies, Roku has you covered for your streaming needs.The Ultra supports Full HD, 4K UHD, and HDR streaming, though it’s not the only Roku streaming player to support such resolutions.Also read: Here are the best Hulu original shows, plus a look at upcoming exclusive seriesHowever, the Ultra is the only Roku streaming player with an Ethernet port.It’s also the only Roku streaming player with storage expansion through the microSD card slot or full-size USB port.Even the remote is unique, since it features personal shortcut buttons, a remote finder, buttons for TV power, volume, and mute, and a headphone jack for private listening.
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