William Figueroa

William Figueroa

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Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours.We closed the day, October 24 2019, at a price of $7,493.That’s a minor 0.21 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$16.23.It was the lowest closing price in one hundred and fifty-eight days.We’re still 62 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $134,968,410,276.
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Intel CEO Bob Swan said in an analyst call that the company is on target to return to a schedule of major manufacturing upgrades every 2 to 2.5 years.Intel took longer than usual to move from 14-nanometer manufacturing to 10-nanometer circuitry, causing a disruption to the company’s improvement in cost efficiency and making it vulnerable to competition from rival Advanced Micro Devices, which uses contract chip manufacturers such as GlobalFoundries and TSMC.AMD was able to move to 7-nanometer manufacturing (which Intel argues is equivalent to its 10-nanometer manufacturing) earlier this year, while Intel is expected to launch its 10-nanometer chips in the fourth quarter.This is important because most Moore’s Law (named after a famous prediction by Intel chair emeritus Gordon Moore in the 1960s) improvements over the past half century have been contingent on moving to smaller and smaller widths between the circuitry.A 10-nanometer chip has 10 nanometers (or 10 billionth of a meter) between the circuits, with billions of transistors (with each transistor made of multiple circuits) on a single piece of silicon.Chip designers can also pack more circuitry onto a same-sized chip.
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Researchers at Google have touted their quantum computer has solved a problem that would take fastest conventional supercomputer thousands of years to crack.Google published the results in Nature journal, after its Sycamore quantum processor was able to perform a specific task in 200 seconds that would take the world’s best supercomputers 10,000 years to complete.Google claimed the milestone in computing comparable in importance to the Wright brothers’ first flights.But IBM has poured cold water on Google’s claims.Google said that it had achieved ‘quantum supremacy’ as its quantum processor consisting of 54 superconducting quantum bits, or qubits, was able to perform a random sampling calculation – essentially verifying that a set of number is randomly distributed – exponentially faster than any standard computer.Google’s Sycamore device apparently did it in just 3 minutes and 20 seconds, though one of the qubits had to be turned off as it wasn’t working properly.
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It might be dominating the headlines, demanding the lion’s share of CAPEX and a fresh opportunity to show some sort of innovation, but BT has reiterated the message that the future is more than just 5G.Speaking at Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, BT’s enterprise business CEO Gerry McQuade offered the room a timely reminder that there is a lot more to creating a future-proofed telco than rolling out an expensive and flashy 5G network.“5G vision, whilst it is not the catalyst of the strategy, it is absolutely key in delivering it,” McQuade said his presentation.The GSMA is suggesting telcos will spend more than $244 billion on 5G networks by the end of next year.While this is of course spread out across the operators globally, it is still a monstrous figure to generate ROI against when you consider the gloomy picture which is looming large across the consumer segments.5G is unlikely to be a silver bullet to solve all the challenges which telcos are facing, and it probably won’t be the only reason the industry wins out against the OTTs who are causing chaos, but it is unavoidable.
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When Apple Arcade launched last month, it included a lineup of more than 70 games, with a number of standout hits like Card of Darkness and Sayonara Wild Hearts.One of Apple’s requirements is that titles on Arcade must be available in more than 14 languages, which opens up these experiences to often-ignored markets and languages.The pair says it was worth the effort.Development on Tangle Tower actually started years ago, but it was put on pause when the small studio partnered with Nintendo on Snipperclips, an adorable puzzle game that was one of a small number of Switch launch titles.But once that game and its expansion launched, the pair turned their attention back to their detective game concept.“Post-translation, the localized content is implemented in the build, and we then have another set of eyes to go through the translation to make sure that it is actually accurate when playing the game… All these sanity checks, together with contextualisation allow for the translation to flourish and help engaging further the players into the game, increasing player experience.”
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That’s because, while they may be getting announced alongside the Pixel 4, the Pixel Buds aren’t going to launch alongside them.Clearly they’re not yet ready to be tested out, and the company’s claims of improved audio quality over the original Pixel Buds quantified.Still, even at this early stage there’s enough there to get excited about.The original Pixel Buds seemed like a solid idea, let down with hardware that felt out of date even before they went on sale.Tethering the two earbuds together looked altogether old-fashioned compared to Apple’s AirPods, and while Google’s live translation feature was clever, it wasn’t quite enough to push buyers past the ergonomic issues.What’s impressive is how small each earbud remains, despite the cord being cut.
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Made by Google is live and the Pixelbook Go has just been announced with maximum portability being the key concept.The second iteration of the Pixelbook is thinner and lighter than the original, at just 13mm thick and weighing in at barely 2lbs/ approx 907g.In spite of the thinner and lighter design, the battery life is 15 per cent longer than the OG Pixelbook, offering up to 12 hours of use.And to ensure you don't annoy everyone around you while you're using your laptop out and about, the Pixelbook Go features Ultra Quiet Hush keys.On the aesthetics front, the Pixelbook Go is available in Just Black and Not Pink in a smooth magnesium matte finish, with a ripple wavy bottom making it easy to grip.You can pick it up with an Intel Core m3/ i5/ i7, 8GB/ 16GB RAM, and 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB SSD from $649 which is around £509, although Google has yet to confirm UK pricing.
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Roundup In a week where the space-faring community said goodbye to death-defying cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, Skyrora upped the ante with its rocket testing, Elon Musk and Jim Bridenstine kissed and made up, and Britain said it would be sending mech-spider nightmare fuel to the Moon.Brit spiderbot* to roam the MoonBrit startup SpaceBit showed off its Walking Rover robot at London's New Scientist Live show and announced it would be hitching a ride aboard Astrobotic's Peregrine lander in 2021.Thornton's spacecraft is due to be launched on the first ULA Vulcan mission in 2021.Discussion of lunar exploration with Spacebit CEO and Founder, Pavlo Tanasyuk, and US Astronaut Al Worden, who flew to the moon as part of the Apollo 15 mission, moderated by TV presenter @dallascampbell.To further add to the horror, the four-legged robot can also jump.
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It is unlikely the duo will explore the market in an urban, free-to-air, mobility in the premium segment.the mou also includes the Porsche, and Boeing is going to build a flying car together."A study conducted by Porsche Consulting, in 2018, predicted that the market of urban mobility is going to take off after 2025.Therefore, the car manufacturer is now signed up to a ”memorandum of understanding” with Boeing.the Mou is to examine the market to an urban, free-to-air, mobility in the premium segment and, possibly, the development of a new eco-system of the same. Porsche is looking to increase the extent to which sportbilstillverkare to become one of the leading brand of premium and of interest to you.
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Join us at a Nuance-powered morning briefing to discuss modern workflowsPromo Voice-controlled assistants are popping up in kitchens and living rooms across the world – so what’s stopping us using this technology to take control of our day-to-day working environment?That’s just one of the questions we’ll be considering at our upcoming breakfast briefing, and we’d love for you to be part of the conversation.At this Nuance-sponsored event on 20 November, we’ll bring together a select group of senior IT folk – that means you – to discuss what voice-powered systems can mean for digital transformation, particularly in the legal and financial sectors.As well as getting a feel for the state of the art of voice, and where this fits in modern enterprise workflows, we’ll consider best practices for implementing voice, both for the individual user and for the tech organisation as a whole.We’ll also consider potential concerns about adopting voice, and shoot down a few persistent myths in the process.
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Our technique is to challenge the pumps,” said president and ceo, Pontus Frohde.Startupbolaget the Charge Amps was founded in 2012 by Fredrik Jonsson, an engineer who wanted to build a user-friendly charging cables for electric vehicles.”Our goal is to become one of Europe's leading players in the charging of electric vehicles, both at home and at the office,” said president and ceo, Pontus Frohde.last year, sales rose by 47 per cent to nearly 26 million.”We are confident that the sales will be doubled to approximately 50 million sek in the years to come,” says the ceo.Our aim is to become one of Europe's leading players in the charging of electric vehicles, both at home and at the office.
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RISC-V, accelerator pressure leads to customizable Armv8-M instructionsTechCon Microprocessor designer Arm will allow chipmakers licensing its blueprints to, in certain circumstances, alter the holiest of holy scriptures: its CPU instruction set.Specifically, the Softbank-owned biz will allow customers to add custom software instructions to Armv8-M CPU cores, free of charge, starting with the Cortex-M33 in early 2020.These are microcontroller-grade RISC processor cores: think small, low-power brains directing sensors, gizmos, robots, appliances, industrial equipment, and so on.These aren't the beefy general-purpose Armv8-A CPUs running apps and games on your tablet or smartphone."This makes sense for Armv8-M and R profile cores, where the software is intimate with the hardware," Arm senior director Thomas Ensergueix told The Register earlier this month.
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The NASA Curiosity rover investigated a rock in Mars dubbed “Old Soaker” that scientists believe may have formed from the drying of a mud layer more than 3 billion years ago.The view in the image looks like it was taken from a very high altitude, but it is a close up of a smaller piece of rock.The image spans about 4-feet left to right and is a combination of three images taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the arm of the Curiosity Mars rover.The dried cracks in the surface of the rock are believed to be evidence of a time when dry intervals interrupted wetter periods that supported lakes in the area of Gale Crater.When the MAHLI camera snapped the image, it was about 3 feet above the surface of the rock.The picture was snapped years ago on December 31, 2016.
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Sportswear firm Adidas has let one of its edgier design divisions off the hook, to such an extent that it's produced a range of gardening-inspired outdoor wear and hired celebrity TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh to – ironically we suspect – sell it to the public.It's the latest high-end, limited edition output of the Adidas Consortium Workshop, which says the clothing should appear to "avant-gardeners" with an interest in "horti-couture."We suspect they may have come up with those terms first, then created the clothing to follow.The end result is some very expensive trainers that are browner than usual, plus a jacket with a few more pockets than you usually get, also in a sort of brown.You can also do gardening in normal shoes and clothes, you know, just be careful not to walk compost into the house and be aware that the constant kneeling and crouching quickly destroys trouser knees; although that does also seem to be fashionable if I'm not mistaken?
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Last week, there were reports that Huawei will release the EMUI 10 based on Android 10 to 33 Huawei/Honor smartphones.These devices will get the update between October and December.Now, three smartphones from the list are now getting the beta update as scheduled.Presently, Huawei is recruiting EMUI 10 (Android 10) beta testers for Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus, Miamang 7 and nova 4e.Huawei needs 2000 users for this beta.However, if the user details are not filled correctly, the update will not arrive.
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To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Frequency Therapeutics - $147 millionLeyla B/ EyeEm/ Getty ImagesThe biotech company is focused on creating therapies that repair damage caused to the ear by a range of degenerative diseases.Frequency's initial focus is on sensorineural hearing loss, the most common type of hearing loss, which is caused by damage to the fine hairs in the inner ear that sense sound waves.In July 2019, Astellas Pharma obtained exclusive rights to develop and commercialize the drug outside of the US, with Frequency receiving $80 million immediately.
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Nyligen passerade den svenska Youtube-stjärnan Pewdiepie, som egentligen heter Felix Kjellberg, en drömgräns när han nådde 100 miljoner prenumeranter på plattformen.Hans bokförda tillgångar översteg 350 miljoner kronor vid slutet av 2018, visar Di Digitals genomgång av Pewdiepies olika bolag i Sverige och Storbritannien.Det motsvarar en ökning med ungefär 17 procent från året innan.Genom åren har han beslutat om flera vinstutdelningar från sitt svenska bolag Pewdie Holdings, senast i fjol då han plockade ut nästan 22 Mkr.Pewdiepie får genom sin kanal ta del av Youtubes reklamintäkter och producerar dessutom klipp som sponsras direkt av företag.Han säljer även egna kringprodukter som kläder.
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The first trailer for Birds of Prey offered a peek at Margot Robbie’s return as Harley Quinn in Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming movie that will add a long list of new heroes and villains to its DC Extended Universe.The trailer puts the spotlight on Robbie, but it also features the debut of quite a few live-action versions of DC Comics characters — some of them familiar and others, well … a little less so.In the interests of helping you sort out who’s playing whom in Birds of Prey — aka Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) — here’s a primer on the film’s primary cast and the DC Comics characters they’re playing.Margot Robbie as Harley QuinnFirst introduced in 2016’s Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn is a former psychiatrist who developed a relationship with the psychotic killer The Joker (Jared Leto) and became his similarly deranged partner in crime.Birds of Prey is set after the events of Suicide Squad and picks up after Harley and Joker break up.
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Rumors suggest that a new line of Google smart speakers is going to be launched at the company’s hardware event on October 15.Along with this speculated release come cool discounts on the current Home speaker range.Now’s your chance to score an excellent-sounding smart speaker for $100 less.If you prefer an Echo device, however, you can check out these new Amazon products unleashed during the company’s September event.A speaker first, the Google Home Max certainly knows how to party.With full support for high-performance streaming and multiple audio formats, it can fill up a room with tunes while maintaining an impressively clear sound and superb bass.
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Förvånansvärt, anser infrastrukturminister Tomas Eneroth (S) som återigen säger att han ska bjuda in till samtal.– Det här var ju ett av Alliansens viktigaste vallöften 2014 och Kristdemokraterna har varit ivriga påhejare av nya stambanor, inte minst i starka KD-fästen som Jönköping, säger infrastrukturminister Tomas Eneroth till TT om KD:s föreslagna nya linje, som Dagens industri var först att rapportera om.Han säger att KD visar på en oförmåga att vara med att ta ansvar för stora och långsiktiga beslut.KD:s svängning, eller förslag till, framgår av svar på motioner som partistyrelsen i KD vill att partistämman, rikstinget, ska ställa sig bakom i Umeå 8-10 november.– Och nya höghastighetsbanor riskerar att tränga undan andra nödvändiga investeringar.– Oavsett det så ska ju pengarna fram och det är oerhört stora summor och vi kan ju konstatera att vi redan har stora brister i befintlig infrastruktur, säger Kullgren som menar att det skulle vara märkligt om regeringen pressar på med bara C och V som stöd.
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Korean Electronics giant Samsung has finally bowed to Market pressure in China as it has now ceased smartphone production in the World’s largest phone market.The Electronics major had a few months ago started cutting down production and even laid off staff at its production plant in the southern city of Huizhou, and on Wednesday finally announced the total closure of the plant.Samsung in a statement to Reuters confirmed it halted all production at its last plant in China “at the end of September.” The “difficult decision” was made in a bid to boost efficiency in China as its local smartphone business failed to show signs of growth.
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Although Microsoft's new Surface phone won't be available for a year, the company's commitment to the dual-screen Android device -- nope, it's not a Windows phone -- comes at a time when interest in ultralarge screen phones is on the rise.Microsoft claims that it's building a brand-new category of devices, but that isn't exactly true.While this will be the first dual-screen phone that supports a digital pen -- the Surface Pen -- the Duo is far from the first of its kind.LG's G8X with Dual Screen, for example, offers a similar dual-screen solution with the aid of a case.But the doomed history of dual-screen phones stretches all the way back to 2011, when Samsung, LG and Kyocera all attempted to expand their phone screens' real estate with a second display.Will Microsoft be able to make a second screen cool?
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In recent years, the seemingly inevitable "internet of things" has attracted considerable attention: the idea that in the future, everything in the physical world -- machines, objects, people -- will be connected to the internet.Drawing on lessons learned from studies on a variety of marine animals outfitted with sensors, researchers in a new perspective article in ACS Sensors describe how an "internet of health" could revolutionize human medicine.Imagine a world where you could present your doctor with an entire year's worth of data on your eating habits, heart rate, sleep-wake cycles, and biomarkers of health, all obtained non-obtrusively from wearable sensors attached to skin or clothing or contained in cell phones.These data could be correlated with information about the environment, such as airborne pollutants and geographical location, to evaluate risks for illnesses or perhaps even prevent them.Michael Strano and colleagues have decades of collective experience with biologging -- tagging marine animals with sensors to gain ecological insights, ranging from feeding behaviors to migration.In this perspective article, they share insights from these experiences that could someday help scientists develop an "internet of health."
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Google is kicking off Cybersecurity Awareness Month by rolling out new tools that give customers greater control over their privacy when using Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Assistant.The company has confirmed that it’s launching incognito mode for Maps, which will debut on Android this month before expanding to iOS “soon.”When you turn on incognito mode in Maps, your Maps activity on that device, like the places you search for, won’t be saved to your Google Account and won’t be used to personalize your Maps experience,” Google’s Eric Miraglia wrote in a blog post.As for YouTube, Google is introducing the same rolling auto-delete feature that can already automatically clear out your location history and web data at an interval of your choosing.“Set the time period to keep your data — 3 months, 18 months, or until you delete it, just like Location History and Web & App Activity — and we’ll take care of the rest,” Miraglia wrote.I’ve had my YouTube history paused for a long, long time now, but this will probably get me to flip it back on with that 3-month limit.
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Before he dedicated his life to assaulting our senses with five(!)Transformers movies, director Michael Bay made some truly enjoyable human-centric action blockbusters, such as The Rock, The Island and Bad Boys.Now, the filmmaker is going back to what he does best as he prepares to unleash his patented brand of 'Bayhem' on Netflix subscribers, revealing the first trailer for his upcoming actioner 6 Underground, starring the hilarious Ryan Reynolds.According to the film's official synopsis, "6 Underground introduces a new kind of action hero.Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future.The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose sole mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his fellow operatives will never be remembered, their actions damn sure will."
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Getting the motivation to stay in shape may not be all that easy especially now that you can have whatever you’re craving delivered at your doorstep.Fitness trackers help keep you in check by reminding you of your progress while tuning into your favorite playlist could just be the push you need to power through an intense workout.There can be so many headphones to choose from but if you’re gearing up for an active lifestyle, wireless earphones are the way to go to save you from the hassle of getting entangled in those cords, wobbly headbands, or worse sweat in your ears.Beats by Dr. Dre was acquired by Apple five years ago but the Powerbeats 3 is the first to be outfitted with Apple’s proprietary W1 chip, which guarantees both iOS and Android users an optimized battery that can last up to 12 hours as much as it grants its Bluetooth technology a longer reach.Those loyal to iOS are just rewarded with the promise of instant and seamless pairing.With a single cable connecting both earpieces and adjustable ear hooks, these are obviously not true wireless earbuds like Apple’s Airpods, but it does prevent you from losing your investment especially when a lot of vertical movement is involved.
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Sony hosted a State of Play conference today, where it unveiled a release date for Wattam, the next game from the creator of Katamari Damacy, and offered a deeper look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s campaign.And as we expected from the hints dropped by Sony over the past week, we have a new The Last of Us Part II trailer and, notably, a release date.Here are the biggest announcements and trailers from today’s State of Play:The big news is obviously that the next installment in Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us series is coming in February 2020.That’s a little longer away than I had hoped, but based on the trailer shared, I think I’ll spend the time between now and then emotionally preparing for what seems like a depressing, but probably compelling, game.Death Stranding launches on November 8th, and Sony announced that a limited edition PS4 Pro bundle will release on the same day.
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Among other things, Ctek konsumentladdare of lead-acid batteries of a variety of car manufacturers – Audi, BMW, Ferrari, and Lamborghini.But what was in the portfolio of each scheme for the charging of hybrid and electric cars.the Company, which is based in Norrköping, is to develop a charger for use at home, as well as public recharging solutions.This was extremely interesting industry to be in, and we invest a lot in product development.We have, for example, has its own charging infrastructure for our testing, " says Jon Lind, ceo, Ctek.the Business has two segments, where the focus is on the AC charger of up to 23 kilowatts of power.
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The Yu-Gi-Oh trading card game and anime have been around for ages, but most video game iterations have had a hard time taking off.Dr Crowler is a colorful character that can quickly get on your nerves with his signature deck — Ancient Gears.To start this chain of events, however, you need some powerful general tech (spell/trap) cards.Cyberdarks are a great option too.Spellbooks have been around in the meta for more than a year and they’ve managed to escape ban list nerfs almost unscathed.This monster is special summoned by tributing one spellcaster monster, usually the Spellbook Magician of Prophecy.
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Security vulnerabilities in 30 GPS tracker models targeted at kids, seniors and pets can expose data including people's real-time GPS coordinates, according to a blog post Thursday from security firm Avast.The T8 Mini GPS tracker from Chinese manufacturer Shenzhen i365 Tech transmits requests from its web application in plain text, for example, which means the device is unencrypted and not secure.While this information is disturbing for users of these particular devices, the problem goes far beyond any single vendor, the researchers noted, pointing to larger privacy and security issues with the internet of things (IoT) and smart devices -- particularly frightening when it comes to devices aimed at children.For example, in August, flaws uncovered in a LeapPad Ultimate tablet made for kids age 3 to 6 could have allowed hackers to pinpoint a child's location and send them messages.Security flaws were also found in recent years in the internet-connected Hello Barbie doll and stuffed animals CloudPets.Smart devices continue to spread rapidly worldwide: By 2020, there will be more than 20.4 billion connected devices worldwide, Gartner predicts.
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