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Microsoft is reportedly planning to roll out a small, foldable Surface with a pair of 9-inch screens in the first half of next year, possibly as early as the first quarter.IHS Markit’s Associate Director of Consumer Electronics Jeff Lin told Forbes about the upcoming device, citing “supply chain info.” Code-named Centaurus, the device was reputedly shown to some Microsoft employees earlier this month as a continuation of the shelved dual-screen Surface Phone concept that was known as Andromeda.The foldable Surface, according to IHS Markit, will be powered by the long-rumored new version of Windows 10 named Windows Core OS, or WCOS, also known as Windows Lite, geared for a dual-display user interface.The device is also said to be launching with a 10nm Intel Lakefield processor, with an always-on connectivity function for LTE or 5G.It is also rumored to be capable of running Android apps and Apple’s iCloud service.Windows Central’s Zac Bowden confirmed that Centaurus will feature two separate displays and an Intel processor, while highlighting the device’s capability for running Android apps.
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Apple is recalling some older generation 15-inch MacBook Pros over a battery risk, the company announced Thursday.The voluntary recall, which is for 15-inch Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017, appears limited to the older generation of the MacBook Pro, not the recent models that have USB-C or Touch Bar.Apple says that other MacBooks, including the 13-inch Pro from the same time period, are not at risk.In the announcement, Apple says that the computers "contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk," adding that it is "asking customers to stop using affected 15-inch MacBook Pro units."The company has set up a website for users to check their serial numbers to determine if their device is affected.Those who have a battery in need of service can get it replaced by Apple for free.
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Kia's long tease is finally over.Hyundai has already debuted the Venue, its most compact crossover to date, and in the weeks leading up to today, sister brand Kia had been teasing its entry in this segment.Now, we get our first full look at the upcoming Seltos.Kia on Thursday unveiled the 2020 Seltos, its debut in the growing tiny-crossover segment.Yet, despite its footprint, it's not coming up short when it comes to style, tech or anything else.The Seltos rocks a sharp new style that was first previewed in concept form earlier this year.
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PHOENIX, Ariz. -- June 18, 2019 -- Results from a study of nearly 60,000 individuals suggest those at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease due to family history may demonstrate changes in memory performance as early as their 20s.The study results suggest that the family history effect is particularly pronounced among men, as well as those with lower educational attainment, diabetes, and carriers of a common genetic change in APOE, a gene long associated with Alzheimer's disease risk.While family history has previously been associated with the risk of Alzheimer's, this is the first study of its kind, and in these numbers, that indicates this risk can be detected up to four decades before the typical age of onset.The study looked at 59,571 MindCrowd participants aged 18-85, and the effect of family history was shown across every age group, up until age 65."In this study we show that family history is associated with reduced paired-associate learning performance as many as four decades before the typical onset of Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Matt Huentelman, TGen Professor of Neurogenomics, and the study's senior authorBecause there is no cure or proven way of slowing progressive memory-loss among those with Alzheimer's, early indicators of the disease can help those at risk to focus on ways to help stave off dementia.
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This variation can result in the liner fitting poorly, leading to tissue damage, causing pain and discomfort for amputees.This is exacerbated by patient activity levels and environmental conditions such as hot weather.Amputees must currently return to their NHS prosthetist every time their limb changes size for their socket to be replaced or adjusted; many times in the first year following amputation.The liner is then manufactured using a cryogenic machining technique, negating the need for complex and time consuming moulds.He was born with one leg shorter than the other, but despite multiple operations, he suffered years of chronic pain before finally electing for amputation in 2017.After lifelong pain, John found living post-amputation a relief, but as his stump healed, it changed shape over time and the socket of the prosthetic limb began to rub, causing blisters and irritation.
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Aside from being a title which taps into the nostalgic cravings of millennials, this is one of the first products which promises to genuinely make use of AR.Of course, we will reserve judgments until the product has been launched on Friday (June 21), but there will always be doubts in the build-up.The doubts tie back to Pokemon Go.This was an incredibly successful app for Niantic and still brings in the profits.There are perhaps two major reasons it was a massive money-maker for the firm.Little could be compared to Pokemon Go at the time, and it captured the interest of millions.
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Google Calendar is starting to come back after a more than two-hour outage Tuesday morning.The search giant said it expects to have the problem resolved for a majority of users by 10:40 a.m. PT, but noted its time frame was an estimate and could change.The service was down for users around the world, showing 404 pages and error messages instead of important meeting and event information.Problems started to crop up early in the morning, and Google tweeted that it was "experiencing a service disruption."A message posted to the G Suite Status Dashboard at 7:22 a.m. PT, said the company was investigating reports of issues with Google Calendar and that affected users were unable to access the service.Users reported trouble opening Google Calendar on desktop as well as mobile devices.
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Facebook bekräftar nu planer på att lansera en kryptovaluta kallad Libra under första halvåret 2020.Teknikjätten leder ett konsortium som består av totalt 28 partners, däribland Visa, Stripe, Paypal, Uber, och Spotify.I samband med detta har Facebook även skapat ett dotterbolag, Calibra, som ska erbjuda digitala plånböcker som ska användas tillsammans med Libra.Calibra kommer att vara sammankopplat med Facebook Messenger och Whatsapp.Facebook stiger med 2,4 procent i förhandeln i USA.
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Simpo is a startup with a simple idea.It wants to help project managers at large companies get software into the hands of its employee users faster.Today, the company announced a $4.5 million seed investment.The round was led by Redpoint Ventures with participation from Janvest, UpWest, Seedcamp, Elad Gil and other unnamed investors.The idea behind Simpo is to offer a no-code platform for distributing software and educating end users on how to use it.Any friction in this process can reduce adoption and Simpo created a platform for project managers without a lot of technical know-how to set up software distribution workflows with the goal of driving greater adoption.
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Largely positive reactions to the deal, but some price criticismSalesforce’s agreement to purchase Tableau Software at a valuation of $15.7 billion raised some eyebrows in the investment and software community.Tableau – which lets users generate visualisations of data from hundreds of database or format types, including Apache Drill, Google Ads, MemSQL, Microsoft Azure Data LakeMongoDB, Oracle, SAP Hana and more – has been growing rapidly as enterprises seek to analyse and present data in a way that is not just comprehensive, but comprehensible.The company is not profitable however and with the proposed price corresponding to a high enterprise value (EV)/trailing 12 months sales ratio of $15.7 billion /$1.19 billion (13.2X), many were quick write off the deal as poorly timed and overly bullish.Adam Wilson, CEO of Trifacta – a data preparation specialist and Tableau partner – disagrees.He said: “Salesforce’s $15.7 billion acquisition of Tableau and Google Cloud’s acquisition of Looker for $2.6 billion are a direct reaction to the torrid [Ed: American usage – rapid; not British – troublesome] pace at which analytics workloads are being moved to the cloud… Companies that are solving critical pain points related to data preparation, data quality and data governance including Trifacta, Alteryx and Talend will be key players to keep an eye on as the data industry continues to grow exponentially and more workloads are moved to the cloud.”
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The deposit can range from $100 to $1,000, says Amazon, and is submitted either by electronic transfer (ACH transfer on Amazon) or via mail.To pay off purchases, the card is unique in that it allows customers to either choose to make 12 months of equal payments or 6/12/24-month 0% periods for select purchases.Also a part of the product is the ability for cardholders to track their credit improvement over time as they use the card to make purchases on Amazon.com.The cardholders receive access to their own personal TransUnion CreditView Dashboard, where they can view their VantageScore credit score for free, use a simulator to understand how different activities will impact that score, get fraud alerts, and access credit education to help them further improve their credit score.Amazon says that Credit Builder customers may become eligible for an upgrade to the Amazon Store Card after as little as seven months after opening the Credit Builder account, at which time their initial security deposit would be refunded.Typically, secured credit cards are offered to people looking to improve their credit — but it’s unusual for a retailer to provide their own secured card.
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NASA’s Mars Helicopter passed its latest barrage of tests and is almost ready for its trip to the Red Planet, traveling alongside the Mars 2020 rover when the mission launches next year.This will be the first heavier-than-air vehicle ever to be flown on another planet, so there are a lot of engineering factors to consider.Because Mars has such a thin atmosphere, with just 1% the density of Earth’s, it will drastically change the way that a helicopter moves and handles.But, in theory, if the engineers can ensure the helicopter is sufficiently light and the blades spin fast enough, they believe it will be able to fly.“Nobody’s built a Mars Helicopter before, so we are continuously entering new territory,” MiMi Aung, project manager for the Mars Helicopter at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), said in a statement.“Our flight model — the actual vehicle that will travel to Mars — has recently passed several important tests.”
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Just when it seemed like things couldn't get worse for Huawei, reports have emerged that the company may soon not be able to sell phones with the world’s most popular social networks.Facebook will reportedly no longer allow the Chinese telecom giant to preinstall Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram apps on its devices.Facebook's decision is the latest fallout from the US government's decision last month to add Huawei to a list of companies that, due to national security concerns, must get permission to buy US-made technology, including software.Huawei, the second-largest maker of smartphones worldwide according to IDC, is still allowed to use the freely available, open source version of the Android operating system on its new phones.Users of those phones should still be able to access Facebook through the web and install WhatsApp by downloading the app directly from the WhatsApp website.Installers for other apps, such as Facebook Messenger and Instagram, are also available from third parties on the web.
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Comcast yesterday was ordered to refund nearly 50,000 customers and pay a $9.1 million fine when a judge ruled that it violated Washington state consumer protection law hundreds of thousands of times.How Comcast convinced customers to buy “near-worthless” service plansBuying the $5-per-month plan ostensibly prevented customers from having to pay each time a Comcast technician visited their home to fix problems covered by the plan.In yesterday's ruling, King County Superior Court Judge Timothy Bradshaw found that "Comcast violated the Consumer Protection Act more than 445,000 times when it charged tens of thousands of Washingtonians for its Service Protection Plan without their consent," Ferguson's announcement said.Each wrongful monthly charge was a separate violation, so there were multiple violations per customer.The court ordered Comcast to issue the refunds within 60 days and report to the state on the specific details and amounts.
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Welcome to Apple's imminent AR future: fast-paced, collaborative, and... still, headset-free.While Microsoft has HoloLens 2 and Magic Leap has its magic AR goggles, Apple -- like Google -- is exploring augmented reality through flat screens.But while Google's recent AR efforts focus on utility and quick assistance, Apple is pushing even more realistic graphics and effects.Apple unleashed a number of AR tools at its WWDC developer conference that are coming this fall, including a whole AR-making toolkit called Reality Composer.ARKit 3, which needs a recent A12-equipped iPhone or iPad to do its most impressive effects, is what Swift Strike is meant to show off.It's a multiplayer AR game, much like the one I played in this same space a year ago that had me knocking down blocks on a table with a ball.
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in the Volvo, the Truck is slowing down in the Tuvefabriken for the summer, reports P4 Göteborg, sweden.the Factory is going to produce a 30-truck on the evening shift for about 16 vehicles.the Reason for the decline is the reduction in demand in Europe.About 150 part - time employees, and bemanningsanställda to be affected, and will be out of a job, " says Tuvefabrikens manager, Gunnar Brunius, to P4 Göteborg, sweden.
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Trade disputes spearheaded by President Donald Trump and rising oil prices, have only made things worse.The International Air Transport Association, which represents some 290 airlines, is warning that 2019 profits will be the lowest the industry has seen in years.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Airline profits are set to fall to $28 billion, the International Air Transport Association warned Sunday at its annual meeting, as rising jet fuel costs couple with Boeing's international 737 max crisis and a trade war for one of the worst years in recent memory.The trade group expects overall costs to grow by 7.4% in 2019, well ahead of a 6.5% rise in revenues.That difference will slash margins to 3.2% (from 3.7% in 2018), squeezing the industry's tightly watched profit-per-passenger measure in step.
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If you read about the new Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V and found the details a little underwhelming, don't worry, you aren't alone.But these might not be the only high-performance variants in the pipeline.Some rumblings heard during the CT4-V and CT5-V reveal event in Detroit on Thursday suggest more powerful, track-focused models could arrive in the not-too-distant future.What sort of V-related nomenclature they'll use, however, is unknown.Brandon Vivian, Cadillac's executive chief engineer, says this "gives us the ability to have a range of V-Series models."Expanding the V-Series range means "there will be different personas;" customers will be able to "dial it up from just looks, to looks and performance, and keep going from there," Vivian says.
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Tonight is the final of UEFA's Europa league, with Arsenal going head to head with Chelsea for the privilege of being the best team that wasn't good enough for the Champion's League.People like to tune into to big sports events, and that inevitably leads them to pirate streams - something the police are strongly warning against.You'd think this message would be a bit redundant, seeing as how BT Sport and Virgin are both giving everyone the option to watch the game without paying a penny, but experience tells us that there are some very dumb people out there.Detective Chief Inspector Teresa Russell, head of the Intellectual Property Crime Unit at the force said:“By illegally streaming the match, you never know when the site is likely to be shut down.“It could be at a crucial point in the match.In fact, enforcement agencies and companies will aim to do just that in an attempt to dissuade people from using illegal sites in the future.”
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Startups are often associated with the benefits and toys provided in their offices.But what if the future of startups was less about physical office space and more about remote-first work environments?What if, in fact, the most compelling aspect of a startup work environment is that the employees don’t have to go to one?A remote-first company model has been Seeq’s strategy since our founding in 2013.We have raised $35 million and grown to more than 100 employees around the globe.it was founded with the intention of not having a physical headquarters or offices, and still operates that way – that is developing an advanced analytics application that enables process engineers and subject matter experts in oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, utilities, and other process manufacturing industries to investigate and publish insights from the massive amounts of sensor data they generate and store.
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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.But, most of all, I love a big fat discount on a pair of the Sennheiser PXC 550 noise-canceling headphones.You read that right, currently you can get 34 percent (specifically, $119.98) off a pair of the cans.That means you can get your very own set of Sennheiser PXC 550 for only $229.97.Using Bluetooth 4.2, the headphones can connect to your devices, leaving you free to dance around without the worry of tripping on a wire.They also have a 30-hour battery life, meaning you’ve got a long old time to show off your fancy moves.
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Men genom att öva, vara påläst och ändra inställning kan obehaget övervinnas.Och det går att minska pressen när du ska prata inför många människor.Det menar William Arruda, motivationstalare och specialiserad i personliga varumärken, som listar några användbara knep i tidningen Forbes.Ändra ditt sätt att tänkaOroar du dig för att bli bedömd eller att din karriär ska skadas när du håller ett föredrag?Men att prata inför publik handlar inte om dig, utan om att lyssnarna får information eller inspiration.
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Samsung AI researchers have found a way to apply so-called "deepfake" technology to classic portraits, bringing them to life.Normally to make deepfake videos you need lots of data, ideally using clips of video.The researchers developed a way of using as few still images as possible to generate convincing video.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.AI researchers at Samsung have developed a way to animate classic portraits, bringing them to life.In a new paper, researchers from Samsung's AI center in Moscow, along with the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, detail how they built a system for modelling human faces using as few images as possible.
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Alibaba and Ant Financial increase stake in Alibaba Health – KrASIAWhat happened: Alibaba and Ant Financial, its fintech affiliate, have agreed to ramp up their stake in pharmaceutical company Alibaba Health.Alibaba’s medical products subsidiary Ali JK will buy a total of 242.4 million shares while Ant Financial subsidiary Antfin will subscribe for 60.6 million shares, according to the document disclosed on Thursday.The Hong Kong-listed Alibaba Health will gain around HKD 2.3 billion (around $289.5 million) in cash from the new subscription agreement.The company said it intends to use the new funds to repay loans, finance ongoing business operations and expansion, and complete previously committed investments.Why it’s important: Alibaba Health, which became a subsidiary of Alibaba in 2015, reported RMB 5 billion ($723 million) in revenue, a 109% increase, for the year ended March 31, 2019.
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As we move toward having fully automated smart homes, one smart device is hard to ignore: the smart mattress.Perhaps the most well-known smart mattress is the Sleep Number mattress, which lets you adjust the firmness on both sides and tracks your sleep quality through your smartphone.Ending May 27, Sleep Number is taking hundreds of dollars off its most popular smart mattresses, each giving you the ability to track your sleep with the SleepIQ app and adjust the bed to your and your partner’s liking.If your partner turns into a human space heater at night or you often find yourself piling on more blankets, this is an ideal choice.Still, smart mattresses aren’t cheap when compared to their traditional counterparts, so why should you invest in them?Here are just a few reasons:
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Looking to splash out on a 4K TV to sit at the center of your home entertainment setup?So, what does a fraction less than $900 equate to in terms of TV tech?There’s multi-format 4K HDR, including HDR10 and HLG, for drawing additional detail from low-light scenes, and ClearAudio+ for immersive audio.The 65-inch Sony Bravia X750F Series on offer also has the firm’s trademark 4K X-Reality Pro upscale engine on board, which can take standard HD and Full HD content and spin it into a sharper, more refined 4K Ultra HD resolution in real time.Out of the box, the television is equipped with Android TV.There’s another feature that could prove to be useful for those looking to cut the cord: PlayStation Vue — Sony’s live TV service, which provides customers with access to a deluge of top-rated channels, such as Fox and FXX, for a small monthly fee.
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Memorial Day weekend is still a few days away, but the Memorial Day sales have already begun.With great deals from Walmart, Home Depot, Dell, REI, and HP, now is a great time to find big savings before the summer arrives.Best Buy, being one of the biggest online retailers around, has also jumped on the early release bandwagon with its own Memorial Day discounts.Washers, dryers, refrigerators, and dishwashers are all receiving some pretty substantial price cuts right now.The Best Buy Memorial Day sale isn’t ending on May 27th, though, it’s extending its sale through June 5.With up to 40% off appliances from Samsung, Dyson, LG, and Maytag, diving right into this massive sale is a great way to start off the summer.
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Carnival, the operator of more than 100 cruise ships, is taking luxury cruise life to a new level, thanks to a tiny little wearable called the Ocean Medallion.First unveiled by Carnival CEO Arnold Donald at the CES 2017 tech trade show, the Ocean Medallion has been in the works for more than four years, and now the company is rolling it out.It enables the cruise ship operator to stay engaged with its guests anywhere they are inside a 17-deck “love boat.” I visited one of Carnival’s ships, the Royal Princess, recently when it was docked in San Francisco and got a VIP tour of the ship.Those devices are connected with thousands of guest smartphones and Medallion wearables.Innovation is taking the entire experience back to the roots of what makes cruising special.So far, three cruise ships have the Medallions: the Caribbean Princess, Regal Princess, and Royal Princess.
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London's V museum is currently running a food-themed exhibition titled FOOD: Bigger Than the Plate.In addition to containing an edible water bottle and a toilet made from cow manure, one of the highlights of the exhibition is human cheese.Yes, cheese made partially from humans.And one of them is famed quirky chef Heston Blumenthal.Cheese is generally made from starter cultures that come in a packet.They're basically single strains of bacteria that curdle the milk and help get the cheese on its smelly way.
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