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This light, maneuverable front-loader comes with padded seats that make it the best electric cargo bicycle for a family.
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The Realme X3 and X3 SuperZoom come with an impressive set of hardware specifications and will be sold in India for the first time today.
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Today the company Equillium reported that clinical trials of their drug itoizamub “significantly reduced mortality” in patients with COVID-19. Equillium is a clinical-stage biotechnology company whose focus is largely COVID-19-related – like many companies of this sort at the moment. They reported today that a Biocon, India clinical trial with itolizumab “significantly reduced mortality in patients hospitalized with COVID-19.” As … Continue reading
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A lot has been happening in the world of smartphones in recent years. There have been improvements in different sectors of smartphone development. One sector ... The post Manufacturers are getting closer – phones to get a full charge in 10 minutes appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Bank joins GitHub, SumUp in suffering IT issues today The post Monzo Down: Challenger Bank Cites “Problem with Servers” appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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ESPN+ is offering a $30 discount on the UFC 251 PPV for new subscribers
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It doesn't have a name yet, but based on Google's naming patterns it'll probably end up being called the Google Nest or Google Nest Home.
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This payments platform became profitable in 2019, Grab was fined for showing favoritism, and a startup wants people to sing from anywhere.
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In what seems like an effort to combat the threat of Disney Plus, Netflix has entered into a multi-year deal with the kids entertainment giants at Nickelodeon which will bring numerous original animated films and TV shows to the streaming service.The deal acts as an expansion of Netflix and Nickelodeon's existing partnership, which has so far produced such animated TV specials as Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (pictured) and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus.The pair also have two more specials in Loud House and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the horizon.According to Netflix's announcement, the expanded deal will bring content based on new and existing Nickelodeon IP.Citing anonymous sources, New York Times has reported that one of these projects will be a "music-based" SpongeBob Squarepants spin-off focusing on the character of Squidward.The deal, which NYT's sources estimate is worth $200 million, seems like a clear response to this week's arrival of the family-friendly Disney Plus streaming service, which has already amassed 10 million subscribers after just 24 hours.
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For those of you who haven’t patched since May, there’s exceedingly bad news on the horizon.The script kiddies won’t be far behind.[ Got a spare hour?Verify that you have Important Updates set to "Never check for updates (not recommended)" and click OK.If you’re using Win10 Pro version 1809, or if you’re on Pro 1803 and want to stay there a bit longer, I suggest an update blocking technique that Microsoft recommends for “Broad Release” in its obscure Build deployment rings for Windows 10 updates – it's intended for admins, but applies to you, too.That tells the Windows Updater (unless Microsoft makes another “mistake,” as it has numerous times in the past) that it should wait until 425 days after a new version is released (60 days for Semi-Annual Channel + 365 days deferral) before upgrading and re-installing Windows on your machine.
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Microsoft’s Surface Pro X is even more repair-friendly than the Surface Laptop 3, getting a bigger thumbs-up from the teardown experts over at iFixit.While iFixit scored the Surface Laptop 3 as a 5 out of 10 when it came to repairs, the freshly unleashed Surface Pro X managed to creep ahead with a 6 out of 10.These are the best 2-in-1 laptops of 2019The most positive facet was the SSD being ‘truly user-replaceable’ as it’s accessed without having to remove the screen, and can be taken out with just a SIM eject pin (and a T3 Torx screwdriver is needed to undo a single screw).“That’s awesome to see in such a slim form factor,” enthuses iFixit, while observing that the solid-state drive is the same model used in the Surface Laptop 3, and so standardization across the range means it’s easier for third-parties to support repairs on these devices.All the screws used in the Surface Pro X are standard Torx affairs, and the iFixit team were particularly impressed with how easily the display came out, with no globs of glue holding the screen in place (rather there’s foam adhesive which can be cut easily enough, without requiring any heating and possible accidents with cracked displays).
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Med TVOS 13 fick hemskärmen på Apple TV ett delvis nytt utseende, där ”galleriet” högst upp på startskärmen nu visar förhandsvisningar i helskärmsvy.Men istället för att visa ”Nästa” som i TVOS 12 visas ett urval av tv-program och filmer att kolla på, utvalda av Apple – alltså en form av marknadsföring, som 9to5mac noterat.I betaversionen av TVOS 13.3 finns dock en ny inställning där inställningen kan ändras tillbaka som den var tidigare, att istället visa förslag på vad du kan kolla på härnäst baserat på förslag från TV-appen.Den nya inställningen hittas i appen Inställningar > Appar > TV-appen och sedan under inställningen Hemskärm.Denna inställning finns dock bara i IOS 13.3, som alltså fortfarande är i betastadiet.
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Audi has transformed the limited-edition R8 RWS it unveiled in 2017 into a regular production model.The rear-wheel-drive, V10-powered supercar has only been announced for the European market, but Digital Trends learned from the German company that seeing it next to the all-wheel-drive model in American showrooms isn’t out of the question.Years of endless rumors and speculation about an entry-level R8 end here.The model won’t get a V8, and it’s certainly not about to receive a humble V6.Enthusiasts who want a new R8 without spending $170,000 now have access to the V10 RWD model.It’s closely related to the aforementioned RWS that Audi made 999 units of, meaning power comes from a detuned version of the regular R8’s naturally aspirated, 5.2-liter V10 engine.
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Inside his lab in Israel, Jeff Steinhauer crafts microscopic black holes.These objects are but humble specks, lacking the spaghettifying suction strength of an actual dead star.But Steinhauer, a physicist at the research university Technion, assures me that he’s constructed them mathematically to scale.Zoom in far enough, and you’ll see a miniature event horizon restaging the drama of a true black hole.Each of these tiny blobs consists of 8,000 rubidium atoms that Steinhauer has cooled to near absolute zero and then swished around with a laser.At a real black hole, gravity is so strong that once you cross its event horizon, not even light can escape.
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Back in 1972, NASA astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt worked a tube into the moon, gathered up rock and soil samples, and brought them back to Earth as part of the Apollo 17 mission.The space agency had the foresight to sock away samples from Apollo missions for later study once technology had advanced.Now's the time for some of these samples to step into the science limelight.NASA researchers opened up sample 73002 on Tuesday as part of the Apollo Next-Generation Sample Analysis (ANGSA) initiative.It will be divided up for study.This is the first of two Apollo 17 samples ANGSA will examine.
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Telefonica’s Brazilian brands Vivo and Terra have launched a franchise model for its fibre rollout plans seemingly to ease the financial demands of the digital economy.Working with local partners, the initiative will focus on cities with populations between 20,000 and 50,000.The aim will be to add an additional 1 million households to the fibre footprint by 2021, taking the total north of 15 million.“Population demand is for the internet, and Vivo is the only company in Latin America to invest heavily in a fiber project, promoting a unique experience for its customers,” said Fernando Duschitz, Senior Franchise Manager at Vivo.“This new business model from Vivo is an opportunity for companies and investors who want to enter this market, as well as for those already acting as providers, to benefit from the strength of the Terra brand, with Telefonica scale, and Vivo quality, as well as of all our experience in expanding fiber, present today in 154 cities across the country.”Just to paint a bit of context to the situation, Telefonica is a company which is not in the most comfortable position when it comes to debt.
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There may be a hybrid Mustang coming, but Ford’s legendary pony car has gone all-electric for a custom SEMA 2019 vision of what a performance EV could deliver.Unveiled today at the Las Vegas show, the Mustang Lithium is the fruit of a collaboration between Ford and Webasto, packing more than 1,000 lb-ft of torque to play with.Outside, the Mustang Lithium looks much like its gasoline counterpart.Ford did add new Sankuer Composite Technologies side splitters and a rear diffuser, though, along with custom carbon fiber body components.It’s fueled by an 800 volt Webasto battery system, and delivers not only that 1,000+ lb-ft of torque but over 900 horsepower, too.The Mustang Lithium, however, has a six-speed manual, based on the Getrag MT82.
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For that reason alone, DevOps specialists are increasingly vital to projects.They significantly boost efficiency, which means faster and higher quality code releases, resulting in massive savings for tech companies.With the DevOps Certification Training Masterclass Bundle, you’ll learn all it takes to break into this lucrative field.These tools include the likes of Jenkins CI, Linux Shell Scripting, Docker, and Git.You’ll also learn how to work with Amazon Web Services and Chef to code your cloud computing infrastructure.By the time you complete the course, you’ll have a certification to make your resume stand out to prospective employers.
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Blizzard president J. Allen Brack opened the BlizzCon 2019 fan fest with an apology about failing to take the right stand when a Hearthstone player protested China’s crackdown on freedoms in Hong Kong a few weeks ago.It started when Blitzchung, a pro player of Blizzard’s Hearthstone, supported the Hong Kong protests against the Chinese government in a post-win interview on Sunday.Citing a code of conduct violation, Blizzard banned the outspoken Blitzchung for a year and rescinded his Hearthstone winnings.It went against our tradition of free speech, and fans rightly called out Blizzard for caring more about money than doing the right thing.Brack’s presence onstage is definitely different from that of Mike Morhaime, the former Blizzard president who retired last year.But Brack was certainly serious and emotional when he was opening the show.
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Tracking and eye AF strugglesAs each new mirrorless camera continues to one up the last, the DSLR is trying desperately not to be relegated to the bargain bin.While the best mirrorless cameras outclass most DSLRs when it comes to continuous shooting speed, 10 fps is anything but slow and a decent step up from the EOS 80D.Housing the same 32.5-megapixel APS-C crop sensor as the mirrorless EOS M6 Mark II, the 90D, on paper, offers specifications to put it in league with the best DSLRs.Less expected, the touchscreen is easy to use and the screen options were big enough not to “fat finger” the wrong option.The autofocus also performed as expected in limited light — the camera was able to focus inside a dimly lit cabin without serious lag.
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Facebook about a month ago confirmed that politicians are exempt from its speech policies and ad standards.The Internet and the 21st century being what they are, of course, many people greeted this news with responses along the lines of: "Does that mean I can just sign up for any local race and then put any ads I want on Facebook?"One man decided to find out.Facebook’s new political-ad policy already showing cracks, loopholesAdriel Hampton lives in California and runs a digital marketing firm that promotes progressive causes.Hampton also runs a political action committee, The Really Online Lefty League (TROLL), which a few days ago lived up to its name by purchasing a stunt advertisement claiming Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) supports the Green New Deal, a progressive policy package and the signature proposal of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y).
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Xiaomi announced the launch date of Mi CC9 Pro today and live images of the 108MP camera smartphone haven’t taken time to arrive online.The Mi CC9 Pro will be the first mass-produced smartphone with Samsung’s 108MP camera.It will be unveiled on November 5 and will come with penta-camera setup.The Mi CC9 Pro was also spotted on Geekbench just after the official launch date announcement by Xiaomi.The listing revealed most of the specifications of the phone except for the design.And now since the live pictures of the CC9 Pro have also leaked, we get to know the design and looks of the phone too.
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Roundup Here's our latest summary of AI news beyond what we've already covered.Over 40 festivals pledge to not use facial recognition: A campaign against facial recognition led by the nonprofit Fight for the Future has led to over 40 music festivals committing to use the technology.“Over the last month, artists and fans waged a grassroots war to stop Orwellian surveillance technology from invading live music events,” they wrote on Buzzfeed News.Our campaign pushed more than 40 of the world’s largest music festivals — like Coachella, Bonnaroo, and SXSW — to go on the record and state clearly that they have no plans to use facial recognition technology at their events.”Musicians and fans were invited to write to their favorite festival organizers, urging them to not support facial recognition.Now, the list of festivals that have confirmed they won’t be using the tech has grown.
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If Lewis Hamilton was hoping for an easy ride to claim his sixth Formula 1 championship at the Mexican Grand Prix, then Ferrari definitely didn't get the memo.But Hamilton can still take the title today, but there are two bright red cars ahead of him on the grid.Mexico is the venue for the eighteenth Grand Prix of the 2019 season, with a challenging track 2.6 miles/4.3 km long that speeds its way around the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City's Magdalena Mixiuhca sports park.So that's 7.10pm GMT, 12.10pm PT, 3.10pm ETYep, Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel occupy the front row of the grid today in Mexico.All that said this could be the third straight year that Hamilton seals the titles at this track.
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Software alterations have been fingered as the cause of Airbus A220 airliner problems that led to at least three emergency landings after excessive vibration caused engines to fail, according to reports.Financial newswire Reuters reported that "recent changes in engine software ... may have caused parts that compress air inside the engine to be set in a way that caused mechanical resonance or destructive vibrations", citing sources familiar with an ongoing investigation.That investigation is looking into why airlines, in particular Swiss International Air Lines (SIAL), are having problems with their new A220s.SIAL has been hit hard by issues with its new jets' Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engines; the airline has had three engine failures since buying the A220 three years ago.Pilots for SIAL have been instructed not to use "certain combinations of thrust settings and altitude" until the root cause of the engine failures has been found, including a fingertip search of French fields where parts of a damaged PW1500 engine are thought to have fallen to earth from a stricken A220.It also migth bw prudent to hold off until a software patch is issued to correct the underlying flaw.
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A U.S. woman is facing smuggling charges after allegedly attempting to sell and ship human foetal remains in violation of federal law.The alleged sale of human remains and other bizarre parcels by Emily Suzanne Cain was halted after customs officials intercepted a package in October of last year that was making its way from Canon City, Colorado, to the United Kingdom, court documents reviewed by Gizmodo state.That package, evidently labelled as containing “school teaching aids and t-shirts,” in fact contained multiple human foetal specimens, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.Upon its arrival in San Francisco and ahead of being loaded onto a plane destined for London, Customs and Border Protection personnel noticed the package was missing a signature for a customs form certifying that the package contained neither dangerous nor illegal contents.CBP then x-rayed the package, at which time they observed contents that “appeared to be a human shape,” the complaint says.And as that contradicted the package’s contents description of shirts and teaching aids, officials conducted a further inspection of the shipment, at which time they discovered three glass containers that contained human foetuses.
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Mobile game publisher Tilting Point has acquired in-game offer and video ad optimization platform Gondola, bolstering its capability to offer developers a shot at extending the time that gamers play a given title.It’s a small deal, and the purchase price was not disclosed.You then offer the currency to them at a price that works for them.”Gondola founder and CTO André Cohen will join Tilting Point as its head of data science, while CEO Niklas Herriger will remain on board as an executive adviser.Gondola helps developers create better lifetime value (LTV), or the amount of time a user spends in games over time.At Gondola, we have spent years building a robust tool set and the opportunity to put these tools to work for their partners is really exciting,” said Herriger in a statement.
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To use them, humans had to learn inputs designed to be understood by the computer: whether it was typing commands or clicking icons using a mouse.Whether it’s Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-1000 robot in Terminator 2 or Data, the android character in Star Trek: The Next Generation, the inability of machines to understand and properly respond to human emotions has long been a common sci-fi trope.In a recent test carried out by researchers at Dublin City University, University College London, the University of Bremen and Queen’s University Belfast, a combination of people and algorithms were asked to recognize an assortment of emotions by looking at human facial expressions.While humans still outperformed machines overall (with an accuracy of 73% on average, compared to 49% to 62% depending on the algorithm), the scores racked up by the various bots tested showed how far they have come in this regard.But it is only relatively recently that a number of startups have sprung up to take this technology mainstream.teaching computers to recognize emotions.
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