Thomas Brazier

Thomas Brazier

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It’s not useful to think about coronavirus coming in synchronized surges. This is a long, lingering epidemic that is only just getting started.
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A new study suggests that the moon is much younger than initially believed. 
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Some Google app code analysis reveals three distinct Pixel handsets for 2020 – here's what that means.
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Through distributed computing networks, millions of independent PCs around the world are contributing to finding a treatment for the global pandemic
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the Client is the focus of Atlas Copco is to create innovative solutions for the smart factory.the collection of data, it helps its customers to optimize production already in the concept phase of development.It offers mounting solutions in which the development of the software provides the ability to take a more holistic view of the production process, which creates a higher value for the customer. "We are premium and have to compete to be the most innovative, customer-focused," says Hannah Jones, the Voice of the Customer Manager of the year.Atlas Copco's kunderstår the face of the great challenges of Industry 4.0, among other things, an increase in the production mix and to make use of the available data.an in-depth understanding of the challenges customers are facing and what needs they have, they can create solutions and innovations, the result is that most of the customers.
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The Motorola Razr 2019 does an admirable job reviving an iconic design into a new foldable form factor that defines what it meansGreat execution reviving flip phonesSmall closed form factor is a nice sizeFront screen great for selfiesThe Motorola Razr 2019 is a foldable phone that’s also a throwback to one of the most iconic phone designs of all time, the original Razr V3 that launched in 2004 - the future wrapped in the past.It makes sense that Motorola would drape its most ambitious experiment in its most historically popular design: the company’s midrange and budget smartphones are lauded for their utility and value but not their flash.
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Twitter added a new tool to its publisher insight portion of Media Studio, conversation insights.Product manager Ellen Havlicek said in a blog post that conversation insights enables publishers to see tweets they may have missed via the social network’s content listening tools, which go beyond mentions and hashtags.Tweets that are surfaced are displayed on a customizable dashboard, enabling publishers to see what is being said about them minute-by-minute over time.Features in the conversation insights tool include:An interactive graph that displays how many tweets there are about the publisher.Top accounts talking about the publisher or engaging with its content, filtered by follower count or frequency.
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It's been a minute, but Disney has finally cast the role of Prince Eric three months after Harry Styles turned down the live-action Little Mermaid movie gig.Ariel's seafaring prince will be played by Jonah Hauer-King, CNET sister site ET reported Tuesday night.The 24-year-old actor had two screen tests to get the role, Variety reported.He previously starred in PBS' Little Women TV series alongside Stranger Things' Maya Hawke, according to IMDb.When Styles declined to be the Eric to Halle Bailey's Ariel, the internet began debating who could be the prince in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.We even put together a list of our Prince Eric hopefuls, headlined by Dev Patel, Gavin Leatherwood, Kota Ibushi, Chace Crawford, Joe Keery and John Cena.
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with the Expansion of the subway in Stockholm, sweden looks set to become a nine-billion more expensive than had previously been assumed, and a 32 billion, instead of 23 billion dollars, writes the daily Dagens industri.who should take on the bill is anyone's guess.the minister for infrastructure, Tomas Eneroth (S), now calling themselves the representatives of the Stockholm region and the involved municipalities. " It's too early to even draw such conclusions.I would like to have a record of the fördyringarna of the projects and to see what lies behind it.and Then we'll have to start from the fact that we have it on the table properly, " says Tomas Eneroth told the newspaper.
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Microsoft rose to dominance during the '80s and '90s thanks to the success of its Windows operating system running on Intel’s processors, a cosy relationship nicknamed “Wintel”.Now Microsoft hopes that another another hardware–software combo will help it recapture that success—and catch rivals Amazon and Google in the race to provide cutting-edge artificial intelligence through the cloud.Microsoft hopes to extend the popularity of its Azure cloud platform with a new kind of computer chip designed for the age of AI.Starting today, Microsoft is providing Azure customers with access to chips made by the British startup Graphcore.Graphcore, founded in Bristol, UK, in 2016, has attracted considerable attention among AI researchers—and several hundred million dollars in investment—on the promise that its chips will accelerate the computations required to make AI work.Until now it has not made the chips publicly available or shown the results of trials involving early testers.
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Last year, EE came out of the gates early, beating the competition pre-Black Friday with a collection of phone contracts paired with a Nintendo Switch completely free.How about a free 4K Toshiba TV instead?- Head straight to EE to see all of your tech freebie options in fullThe second change EE has brought to this offer is bringing it slap-bang into 2019 with a selection of top devices from the last 12 months.Choose from top Huawei devices including the Huawei P30 Pro and P30 Lite or, Samsung's A series - A40, A70 and A80 included.Once you've decided which of the above devices is right for you, simply choose which of the two gifts you'd like and you're all set to go.
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Black Friday isn't the only day to find great deals; you'll find just as many deals (or more) on Cyber Monday 2019.Walmart will likely offer some excellent bundles and promotions in physical stores on Black Friday.To save more on Cyber Monday deals this year, visit Business Insider Coupons to find the most up-to-date coupons and promo codes.Most shoppers know Walmart as a brick-and-mortar retailer, but it's a big online seller as well.If you're hoping to shop online this Cyber Monday, don't forget about Walmart, which will be offering deals through its online store.Walmart will participate in Cyber Monday 2019.
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Audi has pulled the covers off a couple of new R8 models that will have fans of the sports car excited.The new vehicles include the Audi R8 V10 RWD and the Audi R8 LMS GT4.Audi says that the R8 V10 with rear-wheel drive is becoming a permanent model and is being redesigned to make it more striking.The RWD R8 will have the same features as the R8 V10 Quattro models.That means the V10 in the middle of the car makes 540 PS and 393.3 lb-ft of torque.The engine is paired with a 7-speed S Tronic transmission and a mechanical locking differential.
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Would you believe that it's been 30 years since Tim Burton's rendition of Batman first hot the big screen?It has, and to celebrate Lego is releasing a brand new Lego Batmobile based on the one Michael Keaton drove around in his quest to take out the Joker.The car itself its comprised of 3,306 pieces, measures in at 60cm long (plus 12cm high and 22cm wide) and comes with three brand new minifigures.There's Batman with a unique cape, Joker with a new face and torso, and Vicki Vale complete with a new torso and leg piece.It also comes with a cockpit that actually slides open, and two machine guns that pop out of the hood when you turn the turbine exhaust that makes this particular Batmobile so memorable.It even has Batman emblems on the wheels, in case you forgot who this car belongs to, and specially designed front tyres
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Linux users keeping tabs on the smartphone market may have long been wishing for an honest to goodness non-Android Linux phone.That almost came to be with Ubuntu Touch but Canonical sadly saw no profit to be made there.That mission has then been left to smaller companies that prize principles over profits, manufacturing and selling computing devices that value security and privacy more than anything else.One of those is PINE64 whose PinePhone is just a month away from becoming reality.PINE64 has definitely come a long way from when it started as a maker of single-board computers (SBCs) similar to the Raspberry Pi.What made it stand out from other RPi-inspired products was its focus on community-driven development and open source development.
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YouTube has introduced Super Stickers, a new way it says its creators can make money from fans who want to support them.The stickers will be made available to eligible creators starting today in 60 countries — viewers will need to buy them, making them similar to the Super Chats feature already available during live streams.The release is kicking off with a total of eight sticker packs, including ones that are animated.Anyone who watches a YouTube creator during a live stream will be familiar with Super Chats; they’re the messages that viewers pay to send.The messages are pinned at the top of the chat and part of the funds are given to the creator as a way to support their channel.Super Stickers are essentially the same, but with fun ‘stickers’ rather than messages.
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OpenAI today published the final model in its staged release for GPT-2, the spooky text generator the AI community’s been talking about all year.GPT-2 uses machine learning to generate novel text based on a limited input.Unlike most ‘text generators’ it doesn’t output pre-written strings.GPT-2 makes up text that didn’t previously exist– at least according to OpenAI‘s research paper.If death, in some obscure and distant hour,Strikes me still as I slept, if I yet dream:
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As it continues to face resistance from the West, Huawei is leaving no stone unturned to develop its own mobile operating system.But building a new smartphone software from scratch has its challenges and to ensure it’s free of any security loopholes, the China-based phone maker is reportedly seeking inputs from the people who are most likely to crack it open first.According to TechCrunch, Huawei invited a handful of the world’s most capable phone hackers to Munich for a secret meeting later this month on November 16.At the meeting, Huawei is rumored to launch an exclusive bug bounty program — a type of initiative most tech companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook have which rewards tinkerers and ethical hackers for submitting security vulnerabilities.It’s worth mentioning that Huawei sort of already has a section on its website where researchers can send in their discoveries, so it remains unclear what Huawei is hoping to get out of this new program.Sources tell TechCrunch it will primarily focus on Huawei’s existing and future mobile devices.
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The developer posted a blog today that explains the decision.Fans weren’t loving the early beta test, which launched in key test markets in August.And Supercell’s efforts to improve that reception did little to turn it around.“When we started developing Rush Wars, the team’s goal was to make a different type of build and battle game that casual players could enjoy,” reads a Supercell blog.It also didn’t do enough to distinguish itself from Supercell’s other hits, like Brawl Stars and Boom Beach.“We made some changes with a few updates,” reads the blog.
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The universe may actually be curved, like a giant inflated balloon, a new study claims.A study published on Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy examines data from the cosmic microwave background (CMB), which is the faint echo of the "Big Bang," to conclude that the universe is not flat.The findings, however, contradict years of conventional wisdom in astronomy.According to researchers, if the universe is curved, that curve is a gentle one.The idea that if you traveled far out into space beyond our galaxy moving in a straight line -- you'd eventually be back where you started -- is known as a "closed universe."Most scientists believe instead in the idea of a "flat universe" that extends out in all directions and does not loop in on itself.
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When President Trump visited Pittsburgh last month, he complained about how the Paris climate treaty was unfair to the United States.The US is still a signatory to the landmark agreement signed by former President Obama in 2016, and today is actually the first day that Trump can tell the United Nations Secretary General that he wants out.The withdrawal officially would go into effect Nov. 4, 2020, the day after the US presidential election.Ever since Trump started talking about leaving the Paris agreement two years ago, the question has been what impact that will have on the health of the planet.Will countries stick to the deal and begin the slow march toward a carbon-free economy, or start firing up even more coal-fired plants and gasoline-powered cars?That’s because other nations are starting to realize there’s a lot of money to be made by developing renewable energy.
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Back in September, Tile — the company that helps you find your missing items by attaching Bluetooth-enabled tags — announced that you’d soon be able to ask Google Assistant to help you find your Tile-attached items without having to say “Hey Google, ask Tile” every time you make a request.That integration is now here, so we put together a short guide about how you can use it to find your items — and we’ve compiled some info about how to use Alexa with Tile, too.First, you’ll have to set up the Tile with Google Assistant.If you have a Tile, open up the Google Home app, tap “Add,” and tap “Set up device”On the “Set up” page, look for “Works with Google.” Tap the option, “Have something already set up?”Look under “Add new” for Tile (there’s a long list there, so you should probably use the search box on top), and then you’ll be prompted to enter your Tile login info
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(Reuters) — Apple asked the Trump administration to waive tariffs on Chinese-made Apple Watches, iPhone components and other consumer products, according to company filings with the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office.The company on Thursday sought tariff exclusions from 11 products, including HomePod speakers, iMac computers, parts for use in repairing iPhones, iPhone smart battery cases, AirPods and others.The public has until Nov. 14 to submit comments on the requests.Apple told the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office the products were consumer electronic devices and “not strategically important or related to ‘Made in China 2025’ or other Chinese industrial programs.”The exclusions seek relief from 15% tariffs that took effect on Sept. 1.Fitbit asked the administration to waive tariffs on its fitness trackers.
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The US Interior Department, which oversees federal land and resource management, says it’s grounding its entire aerial drone fleet of more than 800 UAVs out of concern for Chinese spying and drone-aided cyberattacks.The news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal today, and the department confirmed the grounding to The Verge.Every drone in use by the Interior Department is either manufactured in China or uses some Chinese-made parts, the WSJ reports.Interior Secretary David Bernhardt made the order earlier today, and the drones will remain grounded until the department completes a review of the security risks they may pose.“Secretary Bernhardt is reviewing the Department of the Interior’s drone program.Until this review is completed, the Secretary has directed that drones manufactured in China or made from Chinese components be grounded unless they are currently being utilized for emergency purposes, such as fighting wildfires, search and rescue, and dealing with natural disasters that may threaten life or property,” reads a statement from Department of the Interior spokesperson Melissa Brown given to The Verge.
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Facebook has reached a settlement with the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over the company’s role in misuse of personal user data ahead of the 2016 European Union (EU) membership referendum.Following an investigation that started in 2017, the ICO in October hit Facebook with a £500,000 ($644,000) fine over its failure to prevent controversial data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica from improperly accessing user data.The scandal stems from a personality quiz app developed by Cambridge University academic Dr. Aleksandr Kogan that harvested personal details of up to 87 million Facebook users, and the sharing of some of this data with Cambridge Analytica, which used it to target political ads in the U.S.Facebook argued that even by the ICO’s own admission, there was no evidence to suggest any Facebook users’ private data was used by Cambridge Analytica or any affiliates to target voters in the build-up to the Brexit vote.As such, Facebook announced last November that it planned to appeal the fine.The ICO had argued that the fine was justified — regardless of whether any Facebook data was improperly used — because Facebook’s U.K. members’ data was put at risk and the tech firm did little to address the problem even after it became aware of it.
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Amazon keeps lining up fantastic daily deals in the lead up to its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.Amazon slashed the price of the Yamaha YAS-207BL in a 24-hour sale that ends at midnight PT.You don’t need to wait for the barrage of great prices during Black Friday if you want to pick up this top-rated soundbar.If you are in the market for a top-quality soundbar without spending a whole lot of money, this deal can help you save $130 if you buy within the 24 hours.The Yamaha YAS-207BL soundbar includes a Bluetooth wireless subwoofer.This incredible-sounding audio component was the first in the world to support DTS Virtual:X 3D surround sound for movies, TV, and music.
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Zamna — which uses a blockchain to securely share and verify data between airlines and travel authorities to check passenger identities — has raised a $5m seed funding round led by VC firms LocalGlobe and Oxford Capital, alongside Seedcamp, the London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF), Telefonica, and a number of angel investors.Participation has also come from existing investor IAG (International Airlines Group), which is now its first commercial client.But it turns out to have some surprisingly useful applications.In theory, as more passenger identities are verified digitally over time and shared securely between parties, using a blockchain in the middle to maintain data security and passenger privacy, the airport security process could become virtually seamless and allow passengers to sail through airports without needing physical documentation or repeated ID checks.It recently started working with Emirates Airline and the UAE’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners (GDRFA) to deliver check-in and transit checks.Here’s how it works: Zamna’s platform is built on algorithms that check the accuracy of Advanced Passenger Information or biometric data, without having to share any of that data with third parties, because it attaches an anonymous token to the already verified data.
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I samarbete med kraftleverantören Stockholm Exergi ska elbolaget Ellevio trygga den akuta kapacitetsbristen i Stockholmsregionen.Mer långsiktigt har regeringen och branschen enats om finansiering av investeringar i nya elnät.Den lokala lösningen i Stockholm handlar om att kraftproducenten Stockholm Exergi skjuter till 320 megawatt i extra lokal produktionskapacitet.Enligt Ellevios vd Johan Lindehag är läget akut.Det finns byggen av nya bostäder och företag som har svårt att få tillgång till el, regionen har växt snabbare än vad de lokala näten har mäktat med att transportera från övriga landet.Det har helt enkelt blivit för trångt i näten och då behövs lokalt mer tillförd el.
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Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram this week, causing technical issues on the platform before she broke the world record for the fastest time to 1 million followers on the platform.Aniston revealed on Wednesday that before joining, she had a secret "stalker account" on Instagram to "dip my toe into the social media pool."However, Aniston isn't the only celebrity who has an under-the-radar account to keep an eye on what's going on.Jennifer Aniston publicly joined Instagram this week, but the "Friends" star revealed she's been lurking on the platform for a while now, thanks to a secret account she created.Aniston appeared on Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show, where she admitted that she has long had a "stalker account" on Instagram."When I was thinking about doing [Instagram], I figured it was time to understand the world and dip my toe into the social-media pool," Aniston told Kimmel.
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