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In McLaren’s world, a windshield only gets in the way between you, the open road, and 804 horsepower: how else could you explain the new McLaren Elva roadster?A new addition to the British automaker’s Ultimate Series, the Elva strips off the roof and doesn’t stop there, paring back the bodywork to make the lightest road car ever from the company.Dropping a windshield alone ins’t enough for that, of course.The nose is dramatically low, combined with bulging front fender peaks that McLaren says don’t just look great but help with forward vision, too.Using a carbon fiber deflector that can power up by 5.9-inches, into the freestream of air, McLaren can turn AAMS on and off depending on when it’s required.Urban driving, for example, doesn’t need it, but AAMS will automatically deploy when the speed rises.
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere is in talks with WeWork about taking over as its CEO, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.Shares of T-Mobile fell as much as 2.9% on the news.Sprint, which is in the process of merging with T-Mobile, also fell as much as 3.68%.If Legere leaves T-Mobile, it could damage the company's pending $26.5 billion merger with Sprint.Shares of T-Mobile fell as much as 2.9% Monday after The Wall Street Journal reported that its CEO John Legere was in talks to take the helm at WeWork.If Legere does take the top spot at WeWork, it could disrupt T-Mobile's pending merger with Sprint.
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The US Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with allegedly spying for Saudi Arabia.The Washington Post, which published a criminal complaint that outlines the charges, reported Wednesday that one ex-employee, Ahmad Abouammo, faces allegations that he dug into the account of three users on behalf of the Saudi government.Abouammo, a US citizen, was arrested on Tuesday.One of the Twitter users he looked into posted content about Saudi leadership, according to the Post.Another employee, Ali Alzabarah, was accused of gaining accessing to the personal information of more than 6,000 Twitter accounts in 2015.Alzabarah is a Saudi citizen.
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Not only do they infiltrate genuine groups, they also affect sales and advertising revenue.Facebook has got an intriguing new feature that will spot and eliminate fake profiles and it involves, of all things, taking a selfie.App researcher Jane Manchun Wong has spotted the feature and tweeted about it."This is how Facebook's Facial Recognition-based Identity Verification looks like...It asks me to look at several directions within the circle...It explicitly states no one else will see the video selfie and will be deleted 30 days after the confirmation," she stated in her Tweet.The only purpose of facial recognition is profile verification and not saving data for other purposes which is a genuine fear with Facebook.This is one of a series of steps to eliminate bots from the social network.
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The LG G Pad 5 10.1 tablet was revealed today with a design that might confirm your suspicion about the tablet-makers plans for future devices.Yes, LG does seem to be making a new tablet, and yes, it looks nothing like what we’d expect from a serious competitor for the very few high-end tablet makers on the market today.The LG G Pad 5 10.1 runs Android and has the potential to connect to 4G LTE mobile data – but the rest is a bit confusingly low-end.As the name “LG G Pad 5 10.1” implies, this tablet has a 10.1-inch display with rectangular, sharp corners – so it’s actually a rectangle, not all round-cornered like far too many smartphones are today, what with their stylized approach and the cutting off of the pixels and whatnot.This tablet will weigh in at around 498 grams, and is sized at 247.2 x 150.7 x 8mm.Up front is a single 5MP camera, while around back is a single 8MP camera.
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The team behind Project Silica – a Microsoft Research project that uses lasers and artificial intelligence to store data in quartz glass – have successfully managed to store and then retrieve the 1978 Superman film on a small piece of glass.The project – based largely in the UK via a collaboration between Microsoft’s Cambridge-based research centre and the University of Southhampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre – uses lasers that emit pulses faster than one trillionth of a second to encode data in glass; in this case on a piece 75mm by 75mm by 2mm thick.“Storing the whole ‘Superman’ movie in glass and being able to read it out successfully is a major milestone,” said Mark Russinovich, Azure’s CTO: “I’m not saying all of the questions have been fully answered, but it looks like we’re now in a phase where we’re working on refinement and experimentation, rather asking the question ‘can we do it?’”A laser encodes data in glass by creating layers of three-dimensional nanoscale gratings and deformations at various depths and angles, Microsoft’s Jennifer Langston explained in a blog today.“Machine learning algorithms read the data back by decoding images and patterns that are created as polarized light shines through the glass.”Microsoft/Project Silica teamed up with Warner Bros. to deliver this particular milestone.
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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel gave an interview to The Wall Street Journal in which he said Snapchat's 2018 redesign had proved beneficial to the company.The redesign provoked huge backlash from users when it first rolled out, and caused Kylie Jenner to tweet that she didn't open the app any more — sending Snap's stock spiralling.Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told The Wall Street Journal that Snapchat's much-maligned redesign has actually benefitted the company.Snapchat implemented a major redesign in 2018 which garnered widespread dismay from its users, and causing power user Kylie Jenner to send a crushing tweet saying she didn't open the app any more, sending Snap's shares plummeting by 7%.The redesign simplified Snapchat into three main windows, and separated the messaging function and friends' stories from professionally produced content from news outlets and celebrities.It turned out a large chunk of Snapchat's userbase hated that separation.
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When it comes to mobile processors, Qualcomm may be the household name but it’s far from being the only one.In addition to long-time rival MediaTek, there’s also Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin, Samsung’s Exynos, and, now, Apple’s A chips.One of those, however, may be changing significantly and perhaps not for the better.Samsung has just posted a letter that reveals it will be laying off 290 employees at its R office in Austin, Texas that may see the end of Samsung’s custom ARM cores used in its Exynos chips.The situation with ARM processors is a bit more complicated than on x86 with Intel and AMD.What we call ARM isn’t really a single chip made by owners ARM Holdings.
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Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence program AlphaStar will battle attendees at BlizzCon 2019 in matches of the classic Blizzard real-time strategy game StarCraft 2.In the Blizzard Arcade section of the fan event in Anaheim, California, Blizzard has set up machines for fans to play against the AI system.This battle is likely to be fruitless for BlizzCon fans.The AI is reportedly better than 99.8% of StarCraft 2 players.A decade ago, this would have been a funny joke.But this means it can probably beat me, which is not such a difficult task.
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In which our hero becomes an accidental expertOn Call Welcome to On Call, The Register's weekly cautionary tale for those who believe a good deed can ever go unpunished.A reader, who we shall call "Alf" (for that is not his name), was handling second-line support duties for a well-known bank in the city.Auspex Systems, for those spared the storage solutions of the previous century, was founded back in 1987 and rolled out the first network-attached storage (NAS) devices."They released beta versions of new software from the Development box," explained Alf, "but those programs frequently ended up going live without being properly migrated to the Production boxen."A drive on the development box died, which "brought a few production services to a screeching halt since the custom version of SunOS 4.1.3 blocked on I/O wait".
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Amazon is about to get into the renewable energy business and is backing the build of a 50 megawatt onshore wind installation in Scotland, using the energy eventually generated to run its various Web Services needs in a publicity-friendly greener manner.A site on the Kintyre Peninsula has been earmarked for construction – where SSE already has a massive installation of onshore turbines alongside other independent generators also enjoying the brisk and plentiful breezes – with Amazon saying its build will eventually generate 168,000 megawatt hours' worth of power per year when up to to full rotational speed.Given that Amazon is so wealthy its boss is planning on sending things to the moon for a laugh, the power generated will be free from any form of government subsidy – and go a small way to help Amazon hit its ambition of running on at least 80 per cent renewable energy by the year 2024.
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As much as foldable phones are a hot topic, they’re also almost impossible to get perfect.Even without considering the fragility of the foldable screens themselves, two (or three) of the existing implementations have their respective drawbacks, like the Galaxy Fold’s need for a smaller external screen or both its and the Huawei Mate X’s square-ish unfolded shape.TCL is aiming to solve exactly those problems by adding one more hinge that could, of course, also be one more point for failure.The aforementioned shortcomings of both Samsung’s “innie” and Huawei’s “outie” designs really stem from one thing, the need to make the device still useful as a phone when folded.In both cases, they needed to opt for an almost square tablet form factor to make the folded phone still easy to hold in one hand.TCL’s unfolded foldable phone, in contrast, looks like a regular 10-inch rectangular tablet and its solution isn’t new to our eyes.
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At a hotel near New York City’s Central Park, the Johns Hopkins Centre for Health Security hosted a pandemic exercise dubbed Event 201.It enlisted 15 public health experts and leaders from governments and industries to try to figure out the best course of action if a horrific pandemic were to tear its way across the globe.But unlike its cousins, the pretend virus, coined CAPS or coronavirus acute pulmonary syndrome, was better at transmitting itself from person to person.“Once a serious pandemic starts, whatever you do is not going to affect the outcome much.”“This virus was basically SARS on steroids,” Eric Toner, a senior scholar with the Centre for Health Security and project director of Event 201, told Gizmodo.Though the assembled experts were given the opportunity to offer advice and recommendations on how to turn the tide against CAPS, the simulation played out more like a hopeless boss battle in a video game.
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Heat probe tentatively resumes journey 5m into the red planetThere was good news for Martian miners this week as NASA's stuck mole began making progress into the red planet's soil once more.The multinational instrument, a key part of the payload of NASA's InSight spacecraft, had been stuck at the 30cm mark out of a hoped-for 5m after hammering began in February.Boffins used the lander's robot arm to lift the mole's support structure to give InSights' cameras a better look and discovered to their horror that the burrowing device was merely bouncing around in its hole.Engineers suspected that the self-hammering probe had hit tougher-than-expected soil rather than a rock and formulated a plan to save the stricken device involving using that robot arm, equipped with a scoop, to compact the soil around the mole.It was a tricky manoeuvre, but essential since the mole cannot simply be lifted and moved elsewhere.
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the assessment of the 133 million has been in the game for the betalbolaget Delivery, in a long, drawn-out legal dispute with the Tax authorities.the Conflict is affecting the Swedish value added tax, that is to say, value added tax, for the years 2014 and 2015.the Swedish Tax agency believes that it has made for a big deduction, and is not documented, the distribution between the different services: for example, the consumer credit and sales invoices, to debt collection agencies and notice fees.in Order to be able to claim the deduction, must show that there is a direct and immediate link between the purchase and the applicable sales.At the beginning of 2018, received the national Tax agency appealed for nearly all of the requirements of the law.But the ruling was appealed by Delivery to the administrative court of appeal, the higher court, which argued that they should be allowed to make such an allowance.
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The US Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said yesterday that Facebook must overcome a “core of legal and regulatory challenges” before facilitating payments with its ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra.Brainard went on to note that life could become more complicated for central banks overseeing monetary policy if an external stablecoin like Libra gained mainstream adoption, Reuters reports.However, the governor said the Fed was not in a rush to issue its own digital currency, adding it raised “profound legal, policy, and operational questions.”“It should be no surprise that Facebook’s Libra is attracting a high level of scrutiny from lawmakers and authorities,” she said at an event in Washington.“Libra, and indeed any stablecoin project with global scale and scope, must address a core set of legal and regulatory challenges before it can facilitate a first payment,” she added.When Facebook unveiled plans for a global digital currency in June, Libra‘s co-founder David Marcus promised unprecedented co-operation among participants, which included some of the biggest names from the world of payments and technology.
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American software and creative suite giant Adobe has release a slew of updates and patches for its software and platforms – 45 marked “critical” – including an important patch for Adobe Download Manager for Windows.The Adobe patches include one for a vulnerability in the Adobe Download Manager for Windows that allows an attacker to escalate privileges within the system, potentially letting a hacker compromise the processing resources of a user’s computer.The vulnerability, marked CVE-2019-8071, was first discovered by Eran Shimony of CyberArk and a patch is now available.See also: HackerOne CEO Mårten Mickos on the Devil, Zero Days, and the Powers of a “Hacker Army”In the update APSB19-49 Adobe has identified 68 security total issues relating to Adobe Acrobat and Reader.The vast majority are critical, which Adobe classifies as a “vulnerability, which, if exploited would allow malicious native-code to execute, potentially without a user being aware.”
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The release of Pokemon Sword and Shield is on the horizon, and those of you waiting for new information won’t have to wait very long.Today The Pokemon Company announced that the next Sword and Shield info drop will be arriving tomorrow morning.We’re not sure what we’ll learn from it just yet, as The Pokemon Company’s tweet was purposefully vague.In fact, the tweet tells us nothing outside of the fact that this new information – a Galar Research Update – will be dropping on October 16th at 6:00 AM Pacific, 9:00 AM Eastern.Aside from that, we’re left waiting until that news is published to find out more.Show of hands, Trainers: who’s ready for more information on PokemonSwordShield?
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Google executives will go onstage today to announce the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones.There have been so many leaks of that phone that the company will have a hard time surprising anybody, but it may try.The new Pixels are rumored to have radar, for Pete’s sake, so Google surely has something it can show off onstage that we haven’t seen before.We are also expecting a new Pixelbook made by Google, called the Pixelbook Go.There were leaks abound it as well, and they indicate it’ll be a midrange device instead of the expensive flagships Google usually tries to make with Chrome OS.Nest should be making an appearance as well, with a new Nest Mini speaker and Nest Wi-Fi system also rumored.
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Ministers want voters to produce their passport or driving licence at polling booths - even though there is no evidence of large-scale electoral fraud.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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From 2021 onward, manufacturers in Europe will have to make household appliances longer-lasting and easier to repair thanks to new standards in the European Union.As part of the new standards, appliance makers will have to make spare parts available to independent repair shops for up to a decade, according to the BBC.The new rules apply to a variety of products, including refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, and televisions.(If you’re wondering about Brexit, the BBC reports British firms who want to sell their products in the EU must also comply as of April 2021.)The move is a big win for consumers.Household appliances are expensive to begin with and manufacturer monopolies can drive up repair costs to the point where it’s easier to just shell out for a replacement.
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To buy a new petrol or diesel car of today is not a good deal.This is according to Tesla's ceo, Elon Musk.”Given how fast the world is moving toward electric vehicles as a petrol/diesel car which is purchased in the day-probably have a low trade-in value,” writes Elon Musk on Twitter.of course, It is not surprising, then, that Elon Musk is in the view.However, in his stance, in the context of a report of the major banks have the Capital One stating that He ”is causing chaos for the cars in the secondary market”.the Capital One, notes that the Tesla Model 3 is moved from 0 to 140000-selling vehicles in more than lyxbilsmärke been successful with in the past.
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Xiaomi’s entire lineup of phones had received a good price cut during the recent Diwali with Mi sale in India.However, since the sale ended on October 4th, the prices of devices like the Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro have still not returned to the pre-discount levels.At the very least, these are still very good deals if buyers are still willing to pick them up right now.We have not received confirmation about this being a permanent discount but will update this article if we have an official word.The Note 7 Pro base 4GB RAM + 64GB model model is priced Rs 11,999 while the 6GB + 64GB model is retailing for Rs 13,999.Lastly, the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option can be bought for Rs 14,999.
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Svensk-norska Tibber backas bland annat av Facebooks tidiga investerare och hotellmagnaten Petter Stordalen.”Vi har hittat ett recept som funkar jättebra”, säger Edgeir Vårdal Aksnes.Det gröna elbolaget Tibber grundades av svensken Daniel Lindén och norrmannen Edgeir Vårdal Aksnes 2016.De båda jobbade med att leverera teknik till flera europeiska eljättar när de såg att branschen behövde förnyas.Vi har som filosofi att det som är bäst för planeten ska också vara bäst för plånboken”, säger Edgeir Vårdal Aksnes.Tibber är i dag, enligt de själva, världens enda helt digitala elbolag.
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Portable Bluetooth speakers still rock, but they definitely aren't in vogue like they were a few years ago.But while it's fun to ask a smart speaker like an Amazon Echo or Google Homes to play your favorite track, offbeat band names and track titles can still trip them up.Those smart speakers also rely on stable Wi-Fi, and often aren't portable or waterproofed for the outdoors.Bluetooth speakers are usually always more versatile, more rugged, and more portable.For the past year, I've tested more than 35 different Bluetooth speakers and researched dozens more online—these are still some of the best devices I've had the pleasure of hearing.Updated for Autumn 2019: I added the the new UE Wonderboom 2, Sonos Move, Marshall Stockwell II, and some excellent budget speakers from Tribit.
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“The Garmin Instinct is a good adventure smartwatch at a great price.”Garmin’s Fenix series is the Cadillac of adventure watches, but not everyone has $600 or more to spare on a watch.Enter the $300 Garmin instinct, an affordable outdoors-focused watch that takes the best of the Fenix and houses it in a rugged, good-looking package that rivals Casio.It’s easy to read in the sunlight and at night thanks to the backlight.Five buttons you can’t forgetThe Instinct has the standard five-button layout and user interface that Garmin employs across its Forerunner and Fenix lines.
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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.You won’t find a smoother viewing experience than a 4K screen with 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time.Unfortunately, contraptions that fall in this product category will cost you an arm and a leg, so it’s often tough to justify purchasing one (if you’ve got the cash to spare in the first place).You know what’s still an affordable, albeit slightly less luxurious, alternative, though?Dell‘s S3219D monitor — and as luck would have it, there’s a succulent deal on it right now.Sure, it’s only got a 60Hz refresh rate and 4ms response time, but don’t let that steer you away from a good deal.
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A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would place the entire planet in jeopardy by unleashing a “climate catastrophe,” according to new research published in Science Advances, a journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.The two nuclear-armed nations both claim predominantly Muslim Kashmir, and the territory is divided between them, with insurgents battling Indian forces for three decades.On Aug. 5, India's Hindu-led government stripped Indian-controlled Kashmir of its statehood and divided it into two centrally governed union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.DOOMSDAY WARNING: IT WOULD ONLY TAKE 100 NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO WREAK GLOBAL DEVASTATION“A nuclear war between India and Pakistan — which share a long history of conflicts — would not only result in 50 to 125 million direct fatalities but could jeopardize the entire planet, causing sharp drops in global temperatures and precipitation that could devastate the world's food supply,” writes AAAS, in a news story about the research on its website.“The authors evaluated a simulated nuclear war scenario for the year 2025 between the two countries based on advice from policy and military experts,” AAAS wrote, in the news story.
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Music-streaming application Pandora unveiled a complete overhaul of its mobile experience this week.Pandora said the revamp is aimed at enhancing personalized discovery of content on its platform and giving its users more exposure to its on-demand music and podcasts, personalized content and other fare.For You, a new destination within Pandora’s mobile app, is a personalized, dynamically updating discovery feed providing new, custom-curated recommendations for music and podcasts based on each user’s unique listening history, the day of the week and the time of day.Modules are created for each user in over 35 categories such as Moods, Decades and Artists on the Rise, and they are populated based on users’ unique interests, content they have engaged with the most and likes or dislikes based on what they have thumbed-up or thumbed-down.And listeners on Pandora’s free ad-supported tier and Pandora Plus can gain access to Pandora Premium content surfaced in For You by viewing short video ads.Pandora Modes, which debuted on the web in March, is now part of the mobile app.
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