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Luiza Figueiredo always loved puzzles – you have to if you collect so many you get the Guinness World Record for most assembled puzzles ever.Figueiredo, a general manager at a squash and tennis academy, started collecting them when she was 7 years old.She quickly began rejecting other toys, like dolls and games, to focus on collecting and assembling puzzles, and she’s maintained that passion ever since.In 2017, she was awarded the Guinness World Record for most assembled puzzles with her collection of 1,047 puzzles, but she tells Gizmodo she’s since surpassed that.Figueiredo gathers puzzles while travelling with friends, but her passion is so well known that she regularly receives them as gifts too.Some are small enough to fit in your palm, while others take up whole walls of her home when assembled.
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Our tipster, who claims to be working on a title for both consoles, sent us a series of messages from June through August to our SecureDrop.The illustrations are rumoured to be mockups of a pre-production PS5, and they circulated widely after their discovery in August.On the front panel, there appear to be three small buttons or switches next to two small LEDs.LetsGoDigital’s theory was seemingly confirmed when a British game developer tweeted that the illustrations in the filing matched a PS5 developer console and that he had some at his office.Within hours, his tweet and his entire Twitter account vanished, proof to some that his words were the truth.Much of what we see is covered in a shiny silver finish that reflects the garish overhead lights illuminating it.
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Neuromod, an Irish medtech outfit, has just announced that it has successfully closed an €8 million ($8.7 million) capital raise which will be used to drive forward with its tinnitus treatment device.The company noted that the funds secured comprised of equity investment and venture debt, with the financing round led by existing investors including Fountain Healthcare Partners and Moffett Investment Holdings (with Kreos Capital and Silicon Valley Bank providing the venture debt).Neuromod intends to use the funds to hasten the commercialization of its Lenire tinnitus treatment device in Europe, scaling up manufacturing capacity to meet anticipated levels of demand across the continent.A second prong of the strategy will be to step up efforts to secure the regulatory requirements in order to market the product in the US, as well as Europe.Lenire is described as a ‘breakthrough’ home-use medical device by Neuromod, and the company claims: “Lenire is the first non-invasive bimodal neuromodulation tinnitus treatment shown to soothe and relieve tinnitus.Lenire has CE-mark certification for the treatment of tinnitus under the supervision of an appropriately qualified healthcare professional in Europe.”
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A rare copper coin minted to commemorate the reign of King Edward VIII, which lasted less than a year, has been sold at auction for a whopping $163,000 (133,000 pounds).The 1937 Pattern Penny was created as a trial coin by the Royal Mint, according to The Sun.However, Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936 to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson, who had previously been married to U.S. naval officer Win Spencer.Following Edward VIII's abdication, the couple subsequently became the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.As Edward VIII ended his reign abruptly, only a few coins were ever minted, making them highly collectible.The last time an Edward VIII 1937 Pattern Penny went up for auction was 1978.
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RUDN University mathematicians created a model of maximum efficiency of data centers.It is based on a nontrivial Markov chain.In addition to the obvious practical applications of the results for the organization of servers and data centers, the theoretical part will be useful for the theory of queues and queuing, as well as for working with big data and neural networks.A data center is a system of servers, and their task is to provide computing resources and disk space at the request of users.The second is the level to which the temperature of the server must fall for it to resume (at least partially) the work.For example, if each user loads the server so that the temperature of its processor grows by 0.1 degrees, and the first critical level is 100 degrees, the second critical level should be set no higher than 99.9 degrees.
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Meanwhile: Trustworthy Accountability Group CEO dismisses ax-grinding criticsSpecial report The Trustworthy Accountability Group, or TAG, was formed in 2015 to "eradicate digital advertising fraud, malware, ad-supported piracy, and to increase transparency across the digital advertising supply chain."TAG, which counts companies like Amazon, Disney, Facebook, and Google among its leadership council, offers various certification programs for digital advertising and publishing companies – the buyers and sellers of online ads and their intermediaries."It's all a sham," said one individual who works at an online ad agency and spoke to The Register on condition of anonymity."When it comes to anything related to invalid traffic, it's not really as useful, mainly because it doesn't require an independent audit, enforcement, or anything beyond saying you don't do certain things."In a phone interview with The Register, Shailin Dhar, CEO and co-founder of Method Media Intelligence, a marketing analytics business, said, "The issue is that TAG was meant to address was making sure legitimate businesses operate in the supply chain."
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It's a good idea to turn off your Nintendo Switch if you're going to be away from the console for an extended period of time.You can also put the Switch into Sleep Mode, which turns off its screen and most functions, but allows you to use the console again with a single button press.The Switch can be put in Sleep Mode from the controller or by pressing a button on the console itself, while turning it off requires using both console and remote at once.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.As with any electronic device, it's a good idea to turn a Nintendo Switch console off if you're not using it.This lets the hardware rest, resets any potentially glitchy software, and allows the batteries to charge faster.
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WeWork is running into major roadblocks as it attempts to go public.The company's cofounder and CEO Adam Neumann is stepping down amid concerns with his management style and self dealing.In addition to Neumann stepping down, his wife and cofounder Rebekah Neumann is also said to be relinquishing her roles and titles at the company, according to a Bloomberg report.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.WeWork cofounder Rebekah Neumann is stepping down from the company, according to a report in Bloomberg.The company's cofounder and current CEO of WeGrow, a subsidiary of WeWork parent The We Company, is said to be relinquishing all her roles and titles.
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Apple partnered with Goldman Sachs to offer the Apple Card beginning this summer.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.With higher cash back rates on Apple Pay, Apple is encouraging you to pay digitally.With this card, Apple emphasizes privacy and security.Every purchase with Apple Pay must be authorized with Face ID or Touch ID.The card doesn't have a number or security code on it, either.
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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Nintendo Switch has more stuff to find than the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color versions.And if you find all of the Secret Seashells, you’ll earn some pretty sweet goodies.Our Link’s Awakening Heart Piece and Secret Seashells guide shows you all of the locations to make things easier for you.As you can see on the map above, Link’s Awakening‘s Heart Pieces are scattered all over Koholint Island.Well, the Heart Piece in the upper-left-hand corner of the map is found on top of Turtle Rock, the eighth dungeon, which is only accessible through an exit in the dungeon.Generally, you’ll find Heart Pieces in caves and in plain view.
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Peppered with inquiries regarding Google Play Services, the Google Play Store, and how Huawei will cope without them was surely trying for the executive — particularly one who insists the situation is not of its own making.The US Department of Commerce added Huawei to the Entity List earlier this year.That’s right, the 2.7 million apps in the Play Store are inaccessible to the Huawei Mate 30 Pro — a $1.099 smartphone.Yu knows exactly how damaging this is, but painted an overly-rosy picture anyway.See also: Huawei Mate 30 Pro hands-on.The Huawei App Gallery, which is the app store that will be installed on the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, includes some 45,000 apps.
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Say hello to two new species of electric eel, including one that can discharge up to 860 volts, the strongest of any known animal, researchers say.Electric eels send out an electrical discharge to stun prey.After analyzing data on 107 specimens from the Amazon in Brazil, Suriname, French Guiana and Guyana, researchers from São Paulo Research Foundation and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History concluded that naked-back knifefish should be reclassified into two new species of electric eel: E. varii and E. voltai."We used voltage as the key differentiation criterion.This has never been done before to identify a new species," principal investigator Naércio Menezes, professor and researcher at the University of São Paulo's Zoology Museum, said in a statement on Tuesday.Their study appears in Nature Communications.
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Much about the Redmi 8A has been said on the rumour mill last month.However, the handset has started appearing on official certification portals.In today’s news, the upcoming affordable Redmi 8A handset has appeared on The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) with the model number confirming its name.The model number is M1908C3KG.Another model – M1908C3IG has also stopped by the same website and it is believed that this model is the Redmi 8.Thanks to our several encounters in the past, we know that the Redmi 8A has a tear-drop notch design and a dual-rear camera along with a visible fingerprint reader.
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Wikipedia went offline Friday afternoon and into Saturday morning after a cyber attack forced an international shutdown.The outage affected millions of users across Europe and in parts of the Middle East.A spokesperson from Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit behind Wikipedia, blamed the “malicious attack” on “bad actors” in a blog post Saturday.While the post doesn’t go into detail about what exactly happened, Wikimedia’s German Twitter account confirmed that a wide-ranging distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack drove the online encyclopedia offline.Just as a refresher for any less-techie folks out there, a DDOS attack is when hackers overwhelm a server or network with more traffic than it can handle in the hopes of shutting it down.Wikimedia’s post trashed the cyber attackers in no uncertain terms, particularly spelling out why, for a free resource as ubiquitous as Wikipedia, being down for any length of time carries some serious risks:
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But Apple’s experienced a few security black eyes recently, and the company published a brief blog post on Friday that accuses the team at Google’s Project Zero of “stoking fear” about iPhone security with a report it issued at the end of August.Apple hasn’t disputed the existence of the vulnerabilities, and it claimed that they were patched back in February.But yesterday, new reports came out that outlined the broad strokes of an operation by the Chinese Government to track its persecuted minority Uighur population in part by hacking iPhone and Android devices.In fact, Apple claims the issue was resolved “just 10 days after we learned about it.”Apple also said in its post that “all evidence indicates that these website attacks were only operational for a brief period, roughly two months, not ‘two years’ as Google implies.” The word “implied” is actually generous.Google’s exact language in its report claimed that a group of sites was involved in “making a sustained effort to hack the users of iPhones in certain communities over a period of at least two years.” But Google seems to be basing its number on how long the websites existed, and Apple is going with how long they were “operational.”
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A new, cheaper phone isn't the only new product OnePlus has in the works.The company is also planning to debut its first smart TV this year, with founder and CEO Pete Lau continuing to tease the forthcoming television in new tweets.After previously revealing that its new Android-powered TV will be called the OnePlus TV and have a QLED display, Lau tweeted a picture of the remote Thursday night.While minimalist, it bears a striking resemblance to a different smart TV box remote.Trackpad, a handful of buttons, voice control (in this case via the Google Assistant), charger on the bottom... looks surprisingly familiar.The similarities between the two controllers were noticed by Twitter, with a number of users pointing out the resemblances.
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Facebook's new dating app will be available for users in the U.S. beginning on Thursday.Facebook (FB) has boosted its friendship game up a notch by adding a dating app called Facebook Dating.Now, Facebook users can find love through shared interests, events and groups, which the company has touted gives love-seekers "a more authentic look at who someone is" without having to create a dating profile.Features of Facebook Dating allow users to integrate their Instagram posts directly into their dating profile, to increase their Secret Crush list as well as grow their Facebook friends.Facebook claims the Dating app is "safe, inclusive and opt-in" with safety, privacy, and security measures added to the product.Daters will have ability to block a user, report a user, or stop a user from sending photos, links, payments, or videos in message within the app.
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Oppo’s wonderful VOOC charging technology still impress most of technology enthusiasts.However, the company already has something new related to it on its sleeves.According to Oppo’s Vice President, Brian Shen, there is a new upgraded version of SuperVOOC coming later this year.Apparently, a new smartphone sporting SuperVOOC charging technology will come later this year and will also feature a 4,000mAh battery.Unfortunately, there are no additional details about this handset at the moment.Of course, it’s a flagship, after all, it will debut new fast-charging tech, it will be a flagship.
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Last week, Chinese manufacturer, Redmi, released the RedmiBook 14 enhanced version alongside the Redmi Note 8 series.After four days of pre-sale, this notebook sold over 1.5 million units which show the popularity of this device.The first official sale of this notebook will take place tomorrow and the price is 3999 yuan ($560).This notebook has three versions which include i5-10210U+8GB+256GB, i5-10210U+8GB+512GB, and i7-10510U+8GB+ 512GB versions.These versions sell for 3999 yuan ($560), 4499 yuan ($630), and 4999 yuan ($699) respectively.There are now two new colour options (snow power and deep space gray) for this notebook.
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Lenovo has officially announced that it will hold a launch conference on September 5th where it will release the Lenovo Z6 Pro, Lenovo K10 Note and A6 Note in the Indian market.While Lenovo Z6 Pro has been released in China earlier this year.However, the Lenovo K10 Note and A6 Note will be making their debut in India.A real image of the new Lenovo smartphone hit the web recently.According to the leaked image, this smartphone will use a Snapdragon 710 SoC.From the recent exposure, this smartphone uses the water-drop screen design and the “chin” is slightly wider than the other three sides.
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Spotify this morning announced a new way for you to share music with friends (or fans, if you’re an artist) — by way of a new Facebook Stories integration that includes 15-second song previews.Viewers can also optionally tap on the “Play on Spotify” button in the Story to be redirected to the Spotify app to hear more.The feature is designed largely with artists and their teams in mind, as it gives them another way to promote their new music across Facebook’s social network.Musicians and their managers often today use the Spotify app’s sharing feature to post their content across social media, including to Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, and elsewhere.At the time, the company said an integration with Facebook Stories was coming soon.Since its launch on Instagram, the sharing feature has been mutually beneficial for both Spotify and Instagram alike, as it made users’ Stories more engaging while also sending traffic back to the Spotify app for further music discovery.
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Apple just set out invites for an event on September 10, where it's widely expected to reveal the new iPhone.Apple has launched a new iPhone every September since 2012.This year's iPhone is expected to be called the iPhone 11 and may come with a triple-lens camera.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.It looks like Apple will announce the iPhone 11 on September 10.The company just sent out media invites for an event held at the Steve Jobs Theater at its Apple Park campus on that day.
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You're a good few hours deep into your fibre broadband deals search.Twenty tabs with offers, comparisons and monthly calculations stacking up on your computer.Welcome Vodafone, a name you know offering free speed upgrades and smart speakers at no extra cost.To be a little bit more exact, Vodafone is currently offering its Superfast Fibre 2 package for the same price as its cheaper deal - £23 a month (or £21 if you have a Vodafone phone contract).And as for that speaker we mentioned, Vodafone is very kindly throwing in a free Amazon Echo Dot with its fibre broadband deals if you buy before September 10.Topping it all off, Vodafone doesn't even charge any upfront fees.
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Japan’s Leave a Nest and Singapore’s FocusTech Ventures announced they are collaborating with agricultural equipment manufacturer Kobashi Industries and microalgae products developer and producer Euglena to establish Germi8, an agrifood-focused private investment firm, in Singapore.The firm aims to spur innovation in the agrifood space to solve worldwide issues such as food supply sustainability, climate change, and environmental issues.Germi8 currently has set no target amount to raise for its fund, according to Leave a Nest founder and CEO Yukihiro Maru, but it aims to invest approximately 100 million yen (US$943,100) in about 20 projects over the next three years.It will be spearheaded and fully funded by the four companies.
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In June, Apple recalled the 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display, sold between September 2015 and February 2017, because the battery “may pose a fire safety risk,” and the FAA soon reminded airlines not to carry those laptops with defective batteries on board.But some airlines are now banning Apple laptops whether they’ve got a bad battery or not, as reported by Bloomberg.Virgin Australia isn’t taking any chances: it’s banning every single MacBook from being carried in checked baggage.In a notice on its “Dangerous Goods” page, the company doesn’t differentiate by shape, screen size, or the year it was made: all “Apple MacBooks” can only be brought onto planes in carry-on baggage.That may sound extreme, as the large majority of Apple laptops have not been recalled.The policy does make it sound like you can still use your laptops once on the flight, though.
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There are 405 police departments partnered with Amazon's Ring, according to an official map released by the video doorbell company on Wednesday.This is the first time Ring has disclosed how many police partnerships it has despite starting to court law enforcement agencies since last March.There had been rough estimates by advocates manually searching for Ring police partnerships over the last few months, as groups like Fight For the Future and privacy researcher Shreyas Gandlur published their own maps using open data available online.When the Washington Post reported on the map four hours prior to the announcement, the official count was 401 partnerships."Our new Active Law Enforcement Map makes it even easier for users to see if their local law enforcement team is involved with Neighbors.We will keep the map updated so users can search either by zip code, address or visually by zooming into a region or city," Jamie Siminoff, Ring's CEO, said in the statement.
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We are all products of our environments, and the experiences we carry are invariably influential to the way we approach and think about our jobs.Peruse BrandStudio’s archive and you’ll find a wide range of multimedia techniques applied to bring stories to life.These include 360-degree environments, photo tours, augmented reality applications, choose-your-own-adventure journeys, and more.With the theme of this year’s Content Marketing World being show-stopping experiences that delight our audiences, the work being done by Annie’s team deserves our full attention.I oversee a multi-disciplinary team of content strategists, writers, editors, interactive designers, developers, program managers, producers, and social media and onsite performance strategists.We work together to conceive, create, and promote branded content programs for Washington Post advertisers that are story-first, data-driven, technology-forward.
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Also read: 7 easy passive income ideas to make money while you sleepThere’s a whole subculture of people trying to work out how to make money from the web.In this regard, marketers are actually a little more like door-to-door salespersons, except that instead of going door-to-door, you instead have a window to the entire population (the internet, in case that wasn’t clear).Therefore, the value comes from the informational deficit and the value proposition lies in the way in which your information can improve the life of the reader.That said, there is benefit in choosing something more niche such as the Java example, as this reduces the competition and presents some more obvious marketing opportunities, such as programming forums.Usually, that will be someone relatively young and fairly tech-savvy.
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You can tell a lot about a service by what it prioritizes on its home screen.With the new Disney + service the focus is initially organized by fan base, with different silos for the company’s various studios and the fans that follow them.As the company gets the service off the ground — and casts about for content to stuff it with — curation is increasingly important.I spent some time reviewing the app and its features at the D23 expo and it seems the emphasis of quality over quantity in content didn’t necessarily extend to the app itself.While there’s going to be a rich content library of old and new titles — Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars classics and a mix of Fox content (chiefly “The Simpsons”) featured prominently on the home screen — other content is going to be a little bit more difficult to find.Navigation over to the sidebar is required to find the new Disney+ original series (including the acquisitions like the “Diary of a Female President” series that Disney ordered earlier in the year.
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Photographs, Susan Sontag once famously wrote, “fiddle with the scale of the world.” They tell us only a distortion.John MacDougall’s portrait-style capture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson—taken during a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday, where intense talks of Brexit continued—works a bit like a portal.It flirts with memory, tests knowledge.There are those that carry a density of self, images of such presence and posture that the viewer adds very little to their overall import.They’re plain but deceptively layered configurations; that is, they help us to see more than what we see before us.Instead, they welcome additional narratives, pyramid-like, one atop another.
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