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Today, Sony announced its financial report for the new fiscal quarter. The report reveals a good sales record for the Sony PlayStation 4 According to ... The post PlayStation 4 cumulative sales exceed 110 million units – Sony appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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These budget phones don't skimp on camera quality.
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Walmart-controlled Indian e-commerce company Flipkart is rolling out "dark stores" --- outlets used only for deliveries to nearby locations --- to take on its competitors.
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The Tesla CEO maintains calling the software something else would not stop people from misusing the technology.
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As ransomware groups turn their attention to bigger game, expect more high-profile targets to fall.
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The electric-vehicle startup Lucid Motors plans to release its first vehicle, the Air luxury sedan, next year. Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson said the vehicle would have a more luxurious interior than any other EV on the market. Rawlinson promises a smaller footprint than a Tesla Model S or Porsche Taycan but more interior space. Are you a current or former Lucid employee? Do you have an opinion about what it's like to work there? Contact this reporter at [email protected], on Signal at 646-768-4712, or via his encrypted email address [email protected] Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The electric-vehicle industry is littered with the remains of startups that dreamed big before quickly going bankrupt. In the US, only Tesla has been able to survive past the early stages of production. That record, though, hasn't stopped a new generation of EV makers from promising a wave of vehicles they say will be more powerful, spacious, and technologically advanced than their gas-powered rivals. The primary question these companies face is whether any of them can turn their grand ambitions into a viable business. Unlike many of his competitors, Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson can point to experience. He led the development of Tesla's Model S sedan, which debuted in 2012 and is already recognized as one of the most important vehicles in automotive history. Now Rawlinson's back with the Lucid Air sedan, which is scheduled to start battling the Model S and other electric sedans next year. Rawlinson said the Air would stand apart from the EVs on the market, none of which has an interior that can match the comfort and material quality of a Mercedes-Benz, Audi, or BMW. "The luxury cars that are available are gasoline-powered," he said. Lucid plans to change that. More interior space than a Model S or Porsche Taycan But Rawlinson doesn't want to merely imitate the German automakers. The Air takes a sleeker, more minimalist approach to automotive luxury, one he compares to business-class seats on an airplane.  EVs have a built-in advantage over gas-powered vehicles in the amount of interior space they can free up for passengers since they have fewer parts under the hood and floor pan to design around. But Rawlinson said the Air would set a benchmark, even by EV standards. It will combine an exterior footprint smaller than that of a Model S or Porsche Taycan, with an interior more spacious than a Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan, he said. The key was shrinking the Air's powertrain, which includes its battery pack, motor, transmission, and inverter, without compromising on performance. The Air's listed specs compare favorably with the Model S and Taycan: over 400 miles of range, a 0 to 60 mph time under 2.5 seconds, and what Lucid calls the best aerodynamic efficiency of any luxury car. Though it won't become clear until 2021 if the Air is as good as advertised, part of Lucid's powertrain technology has already won the support of performance-minded drivers. Since 2018, the company has been the official battery-pack supplier of the Formula E electric-vehicle racing league (McLaren Applied makes the battery cells). Before Lucid won that contract, drivers would have to switch vehicles midrace just to reach the finish line; now they can go the distance on a single charge. The Air will start at over $100,000 Making a high-capacity battery pack is just one step in the expensive and complicated process of building an electric vehicle. Some EV startups, like Fisker Inc., plan to pay other companies to handle manufacturing for them. For Rawlinson, the appeal of outsourcing production — avoiding the enormous cost and complexity of building and running an automotive factory  — is offset by the risk that the partnership doesn't work. "You might call me a control freak, but why partner with someone who is less incentivized for success than you are?" Rawlinson said. "If manufacturing fails, the company fails." Lucid is now installing equipment in its Arizona factory, which Rawlinson said would be able to make 34,000 vehicles annually (Tesla made 364,000 in 2019; Mercedes-Benz made 2.4 million) in its first few years. Rawlinson hopes the company will be making 1 million vehicles a year by 2028, he said. Part of the reason Lucid decided to debut with a luxury sedan — the company will follow the Air with an SUV built on the same platform — was to make it easier to become profitable at lower production volumes. The battery pack is the most expensive part of an EV, and while battery costs have declined rapidly in the past decade, they're still high enough that Lucid will need to sell the Air at a premium. Rawlinson said the car would start "well north" of $100,000.  "We've got to be reasonably profitable as an entity in order to attract investment, in order to exist," Rawlinson said. But Lucid also wants to make the best possible first impression. If Rawlinson is right about the company's technology and interior design, an expensive car with an incomparable interior experience will provide the best opportunity to show them off. "We're creating a car which is going to be the best car in the world," he said. "People are going to want it." Are you a current or former Lucid employee? Do you have an opinion about what it's like to work there? Contact this reporter at [email protected], on Signal at 646-768-4712, or via his encrypted email address [email protected] Read more: Investors like Amazon and BlackRock are betting these 10 EV startups have the best chance of becoming the next Tesla The CEO of Lucid Motors reveals the important lesson his former boss Elon Musk taught him about leadership GM will unveil the revived, electric Hummer pickup this fall — and promises the world's first 'super truck' Volkswagen CEO says Tesla's meteoric rise proves the most valuable company in the world will be in mobility SEE ALSO: A YouTuber whose Tesla channel has over 30 million views says 2 key signs show you're ready to quit your day job and make videos full time Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreak
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'We just wanna design chips without distractions', say staff in open letter British chip designer Arm’s Chinese outpost has called in the Chinese government to “protect” it in an ongoing boardroom dispute with its parent company.…
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Later on this fall season, Respawn’s hit battle royale game Apex Legends will be released on Steam, giving PC players a new way to download and play the game. That release will be joined by a special perk restricted to those who download the title on Steam: exclusive gun charms. Electronic Arts is showing off all three charms ahead of … Continue reading
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Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hola Pandemic Pals, Sorry we’re late today. My toddler has a stomach bug and we’re out of toilet paper. I had to print out a bunch of copies of Breitbart’s home page to handle the mess. Why the unsolicited jab at Steve Bannon’s propaganda outlet? Because it published a video last night spreading purposely harmful COVID-19 misinformation from a group of medical “experts” called America’s Frontline Doctors composed of several anti-vaxxers and at least one… This story continues at The Next Web
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The Sony A7S III is finally here – and our full review reveals why the full-frame video specialist is the finest camera in its class.
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The hit Netflix series measures up to season 1 with a fantastic, time-twisting adventure in the second season.
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Back in March, Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, officially unveiled the Redmi K30 Pro. At the time, this smartphone had four colour options. According to recent ... The post Redmi K30 Pro to get a new colour option tomorrow appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg are scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee on Wednesday at noon.
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It may be a rebadge, but the Realme 6i packs some impressive specs for a phone under $200.
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A Facebook engineer said in a farewell video that the company was “failing” to mitigate harm and has “enshrined that failure in our policies,” BuzzFeed News reported on Thursday. Max Wang, a Boston-based former engineer who claimed in the recording obtained by BuzzFeed that he joined Facebook in 2011, said he didn’t think CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other company leaders were acting in malice. “But that does not mean their actions are not going to harm people,” Wang said. He added that he did not believe Facebook was “paying enough attention to the raw human needs of the people who use our platform.” The company is “trapped by our ideology of free expression,” he said. “We were asking ‘why do our policies allow for this thing?’” Of... Continue reading…
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Image: Evan Blass (Twitter) Samsung’s August Unpacked event is getting closer, and today, there’s a thorough spec dump for the standard Galaxy Note 20. We’ve already gotten the full rundown for the top-tier Note 20 Ultra, but now we can get a fuller picture for just what differences there are between the two — and the sacrifices Samsung made on the “smaller” phone. WinFuture has published the specs, just as it did for the bigger upcoming Note. The most significant downgrade is definitely the screen. The regular Galaxy Note 20 will have a 6.7-inch, 1080p display that tops out at a very traditional refresh rate of 60Hz. (The Note 20 Ultra is believed to have an enormous 6.9-inch 3200 x 1440 display that runs at 120Hz like the Galaxy S20.) On the plus side, images... Continue reading…
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Pai helped kill FCC caps on intrastate prices, now says states must act.
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Search engines and web services track our every digital move. But what if there was an ad-free alternative?
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From everyday canvas sacks to rainstorm-ready sling packs, let these one-strap wonders shoulder the burden.
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I wasted my limited hands-on time with Watch Dogs Legion flying on drones, playing darts at the pub and recruiting beekeepers. I have no regrets.
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Twitter lost nearly $1 billion from its market cap following a devastating hack that saw accounts belonging to a raft of celebrities — including those used by Elon Musk and Warren Buffet — simultaneously hijacked to promote a Bitcoin scam. Twitter stock opened 4% lower on Thursday morning, which valued the Jack Dorsey-led firm at $27.02 billion, down from almost $28 billion at the previous day’s close. While $TWTR remains in the green for the year-to-date (up 5% in 2020), it trails significantly behind the tech-heavy NASDAQ 100, which has risen nearly 20% over the same period. [Read: Fake Texan barbecue business gets… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin,Twitter
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The South Korean tech giant is still fighting to keep its share in all smartphone segments. The company has introduced the Galaxy M31 in February ... The post Samsung Galaxy M31s will be introduced later this month appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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This full-size emergency kit includes seven days of food and water, a radio, a personal water filter and much more. *Open to residents of the US and Puerto Rico only.
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It aims to make 60 investments with an initial check size of about US$500,000 each.
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Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more.The government’s decision to make face masks mandatory in supermarkets has been met with dismay as the new rules, which some already see as long overdue, will not come into effect until July 24.In an interview with Sky News on Tuesday, London mayor Sadiq Khan said the “U-turn from the government is welcome news”, but added: “Time and time again slow action has put the public’s health at risk. Why wait two weeks? Why not do it from today?”Or as one person put it:There are scorpions all over my floor. So I must make sure I wear shoes in the house from July 24th.— Mark Steel (@mrmarksteel) July 14, 2020It’s far from the first time the government has been criticised for a slow response during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are four other notable cases.The original lockdownThe UK announced a national lockdown on March 23, the same date as Germany but more than a week after many other European countries.Where the UK lagged even farther behind was in the introduction of even basic restrictions – it was the second-to-last country in Europe to do so when on March 16 it advised against “non-essential” travel and contact with others, and asked people to avoid pubs, clubs and bars.What was the cost of this delay? It’s impossible to say for certain what would have happened if lockdown was introduced earlier as no two countries are exactly alike – but the fact the UK has the highest death toll in Europe and the third highest in the world suggests the effects were pretty devastating. Last month a scientific adviser to the government said the lack of speed “cost a lot of lives” and the government should have taken action earlier."We should have gone into lockdown earlier… I think that has cost a lot of lives unfortunately," says SAGE member Professor John Edmunds#Marr#Covid_19https://t.co/Uug1h8EmWXpic.twitter.com/nhHj56z5V5— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) June 7, 2020Even more damning was when professor John Edmunds, who sits on the government’s scientific advisory group for emergencies (Sage), said it would have been “hard” to lock down earlier as the government’s data and awareness of coronavirus was “really quite poor”. But health secretary Matt Hancock insisted in response the government made the “right decisions at the right time”.Contact tracing Public Health England abandoned contact tracing way back on March 12 when the system was already overwhelmed. It was later revealed each contact tracer could only handle five cases per week.But right from the get go, contact tracing was acknowledged as an essential tool for overcoming the pandemic – countries that persisted and introduced sufficient capacity such as South Korea have fared much better than the UK.A nationwide “test, track and trace” system with a dedicated app was touted for a mid-May launch, but mid-May came and went with neither materialising.On May 20, Boris Johnson announced the NHS Test and Trace system would be up and running by June 1 and the app would swiftly follow.It is now July and although Test and Trace is up and running, its effectiveness is still up for debate. Last week just 70% of “close contacts” of people with Covid-19 were being reached and asked to self isolate, on top of which the government doesn’t actually know whether anyone is following the instructions.As for the app, on June 18 the government abandoned the plans, instead allowing Apple and Google to take over the project.LeicesterAs the rest of England geared up for the partial reopening of pubs and restaurants at the beginning of July, the city of Leicester was told it would have to endure restrictions for at least three further weeks after a spike in coronavirus cases.As well as the inconvenience, the move caused a political storm after the PM was accused of lying when it emerged Leicester had to wait days for the numbers before being locked down.Labour leader Keir Starmer said there was a “lost week” while the virus spread in the East Midlands city – after Matt Hancock warned of an outbreak during a press conference on June 18, but before Leicester City Council was able to access the data that actually showed it happening.Keir Starmer says Leicester's local authority had half the testing data until last week, so there was "a lost week while the virus was spreading"Boris Johnson says Starmer is "mistaken" and "effective whack-a-mole strategies have been put in place"#PMQshttps://t.co/wdMJe7evO2pic.twitter.com/vM61HLK6Cf— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) July 1, 2020Johnson disputed this and insisted local authorities had been sent both types of data, but was accused of lying by a number of MPs and health professionals who said that other places had also had difficulty obtaining the data.The long-term effects of the delay are yet to be seen but while the city’s rate of new Covid-19 cases has fallen from its recent peak, it is not declining steadily, the latest data suggest.QuarantineGiven that coronavirus arrived in the UK via an infected aeroplane passenger sometime in January, it is remarkable the UK government didn’t announce a quarantine for people coming into the country from abroad until May 22.And it didn’t come into force until June 8.On the day it was announced, the UK death toll from Covid-19 stood at 36,042.Infographic supplied by Statista.Related... How The Government Spent Four Months Screwing Up Its Message On Face Coverings This Is What We Know – And Still Don't Know – About A Second Wave Of Coronavirus In The UK
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Interest in many COVID-19 related terms has fallen as much as 93% since March
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Though we still find eBay sales a bit of a weird concept.
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Hackers have been selling stolen login credentials on the dark web for years — but a new audit this month shows just how rampant the practice has become. More than 15 billion username-password pairs are circulating on the dark web, stemming from over 100,000 breaches, according to research from cybersecurity firm Digital Shadows. Five billion are unique. The audit found that hackers make the most money selling stolen banking logins, with an average price of $70 each, while logins for video games and file sharing services are among the least valuable. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hackers are circulating at least 15 billion stolen login credentials on dark web forums, according to a new audit from cybersecurity firm Digital Shadows. The practice of sharing stolen logins is nothing new — hackers routinely scrape usernames and passwords revealed through data breaches and resell them (or give them away for free) on the dark web. But the new audit presents a clearer picture of the scope of the problem. Digital Shadows identified 15 billion username-password pairs stemming from over 100,000 data breaches, according to the report. Roughly 5 billion of those are unique. Some logins are more valuable than others — while hackers share some passwords free of charge, logins for banks and other financial accounts sell for $70 per credential on average, according to the report. Logins for antivirus programs are priced the second-highest at $22 on average, while logins for video game platforms average just a few dollars per credential. The dark web listings showed that hackers especially target people who work in organizations' financial departments — the audit identified over 2 million accounting email addresses, and found that email addresses that contain "invoice" are the most frequently advertised.  Stolen logins can benefit hackers in multiple ways — while a hacked financial account can enable them to steal money or commit bank fraud, hacked email addresses let them "move laterally" inside an organization by impersonating someone in order to gain that person's colleagues' trust and trick them into handing over even more information. Accounts seen as especially valuable, like domain administrators for a small business or local government, are typically auctioned off on the dark web. Buyers will bid an average of $3,139 and up to $140,000 for such logins, according to the report.  "Account takeover has never been easier (or cheaper) for cybercriminals," the report's authors wrote. "Attackers will find brute force hacking and credential-stuffing a virtual cakewalk."  The report recommends that people use password managers, enable two-factor authentication as much as possible, and change their passwords frequently in order to avoid stolen credential attacks.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid
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