Xiaomi’s ridiculously poor supply chain of the Xiaomi Mi 8 is making its sales super boring.This smartphone was released three weeks ago but fresh information reveals that the fourth batch of Xiaomi Mi 8 will be sold tomorrow, just two days after the third batch of this smartphone was sold.This begs the question “How many units is Xiaomi producing per batch of sales?”.The answer is not far-fetched, it is obviously way lower than the demand and this poor supply chain has given many online stores the impetus to sell this smartphone for $100 – $200 more.Although Lei Jun promised before the release of this device that the stock of Xiaomi Mi 8 is the largest among all Xiaomi’s flagships, it was sold out in 1 minute 37 seconds in the first round of sales on June 5.The second and third round of sale on June 12 and June 16 respectively also quickly sold out.
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Jaguar is far from the only car manufacturer making the switch to producing electric vehicles, but it might one of the first to jump into the electric boat game.The company didn’t just dip its toe in water, it went all out and set a new world record for maritime speed.Jaguar teamed up with racing partners at Vector and Williams Advanced Engineering to build a small, single-person speedboat with an all-electric drivetrain.Dubbed the Jaguar Vector Racing V20E, the boat reached speeds of 88.61mph while being piloted across eight miles of the Coniston Water lake in England.This easily broke the previous world record of 76.8mph, which has stood since 2008.The trio of companies have decided to keep quiet on the vessel’s details, including the motor and battery, revealing only that it shares technology and hardware with Jaguar’s vehicles for the all-electric Formula E racing series.
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Change is coming for a small but blooming corner of the marijuana industry.A compound in marijuana that's been linked to a range of potential health benefits — but doesn't cause a high — is increasingly being eyed for use in salves, oils, balms, and beverages.That approval will also jump-start demand for products that have not been federally reviewed, opening up a huge opportunity for retailers and manufacturers to either work alongside the new regulations or take advantage of the legal grey area in which they’re currently operating.The move could unleash what Drug Enforcement Administration public affairs officer Barbara Carreno called a "sea change" for the existing market of less expensive but untested and potentially risky CBD products, such as those sold in convenience stores and marijuana dispensaries.The drug that could revolutionize the CBD marketSince at least 2017, drug company GW Pharmaceuticals has been presenting strong research data to suggest that its CBD-based medicine, a syrup called Epidiolex, can treat the symptoms of two rare forms of childhood epilepsy that are characterized by violent seizures (known as drop seizures).
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Fans finally got to see the latest trailer for "Cyberpunk 2077" at Microsoft's E3 press conference on Sunday — after a 5-year wait since the last trailer — and it was one of the highlights of the whole multi-day expo.But unless you were physically in Los Angeles and attending E3, you didn't get to witness CD Projekt Red's apparently jaw-dropping 50-minute uncut gameplay demo of "Cyberpunk 2077" that was held behind closed doors and away from cameras.It's unclear if your gender changes the story you experience, but it does affect who you can romance.You can also choose your haircut, tattoos, and put points into various attributes like Strength, Constitution, Intelligence, Reflexes, Tech, and something called "Cool."You can decide if you're there for romance or revenge.There are three classes in the game — Solo, Techie, and Netrunner — and you can choose to focus on one skill set, or a combination of the three.
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A street at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California.This week, the Seattle City Council repealed a $275 per-employee tax for larger companies amid pressure from Amazon.Mountain View and Cupertino, California — the homes of Google and Apple — are considering similar head taxes.Amazon is the largest property taxpayer and private employer in Seattle.But some residents and local officials believe Amazon's growth has been the catalyst for several problems, including affordable housing and homelessness crises, since its arrival in the late 1990s.To ease those issues, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a "head tax" in May requiring large businesses to pay $275 per employee for the next five years.
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Long-zoom, compact cameras may not be the hottest devices in photography right now, but that isn’t stopping Leica from bringing a little elegance to the range.The high-end camera-maker has just introduced its new C-Lux model, a compact camera with zoom optics, all in a flattering design.The C-Lux features a 24-360mm F3.3-6.4 15x zoom lens, paired with a 1-inch, 20.1-megapixel sensor.There’s a 49-point autofocus, 10 frames per second continuous shooting, and it can shoot 4K videos up to 30fps at a max of 100Mbps, with a 15-minute time limit.This all comes in a color option of Light Gold, seen above, or Midnight Blue, below.On the back side users will find a 3-inch touchscreen, while the viewfinder packs a 2.33 million-dot resolution.
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The first Incredibles movie invoked the time-honoured tradition of using superpowers as a metaphor for what makes people unique and special.In Incredibles 2, the tropes of being a superhero complicate the characters’ lives even more, especially the grown-ups who have to take care of children.Pixar’s much-anticipated sequel puts superhero-in-hiding Bob Parr on the front lines of a different battlefield: being a full-time parent.He quickly realises he’s out of his depth and spends much of the movie overwhelmed, though he doesn’t want to admit it.As a top-tier superhero, Bob is used to winning the day when he’s up against problems he can punch.This tension is how Incredibles 2 bears down on successfully fictionalising the challenging task of parenting, the element that floats up to be the best part of the movie.
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Dads deserve time with their kids, too.lastdjedai/ShutterstockMore fathers in the US are taking on a greater share in the raising of their children than ever before.So it follows that some companies are using this to their competitive advantage.The following US companies offer some of the best paternity leave policies and flexible work arrangements out there.The US is one of the worst countries for parental leave — and it's especially bad for new dads.According to the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), less than a quarter of American companies provided paid paternity leave in 2017.
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It's no secret that Google Chrome is often the culprit behind a slow computer, even if your computer is relatively new.Open enough tabs in Chrome and you can easily eat up all your RAM, which doesn't leave much for other things you might be doing on your computer.One way to check whether Chrome is to blame for slowing down a perfectly good computer is to check your computer's processes.On Macs, that means checking Activity Monitor.For Windows PCs, check the Task Manager.If you're seeing that Chrome is hogging a bunch of your resources like RAM and CPU, you could go one step further and check exactly which tabs, websites, and extensions are causing the biggest slow-downs on your computer.
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Mars will be at its closest point to our planet in 15 years throughout July, making for some prime nighttime viewing.That's because of a phenomenon called perihelic opposition, in which Earth's and Mars' orbits align, bringing the two planets closer together.Perihelic opposition only occurs once every 15 to 17 years, so get out there and find the red planet in the sky.Mars will look brighter in the night sky over the next six weeks than it has appeared in 15 years.That's because the red planet will be at its closest point to Earth since 2003 throughout June and July, as our planet passes between Mars and the sun.Perihelic opposition occurs only once every 15 to 17 years, when Earth's and Mars' orbits align to bring the two planets close together, according to NASA.
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The future of augmented reality headgear and smartglasses is still very much in flux.The long-awaited Magic Leap might emerge this year.Microsoft's Hololens has hung in a state of enterprise limbo -- one from which it may finally emerge next year.As CNET reported in April, Apple is working on a powerful headset capable of both AR and VR.Apple showcased its upgraded augmented reality toolkit, ARKit 2, alongside iOS 12 at its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month.And it already has a surprising number of key upgrades that vastly improves how iOS can handle augmented reality.
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You'll be able to download it this fall.Tucked into the updated iPhone settings menu is a new collection of features called Screen Time.I've actively tried to limit notifications, and I try really hard not to check my phone during meetings or conversations, so I'm not being rude to people around me.I'm still not sure if I have a phone problem, but I may simply be in denial.At Apple's annual developer conference, which took place in San Jose, California earlier this month, hundreds of software engineers downloaded and installed the beta version of iOS with screentime, and many of them were surprised too.We want people to be incredibly satisfied, and empowered by our devices that we ship," Cook said in the CNN interview.
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Chris Hadfield, a former astronaut, recently spoke to Business Insider about his new online course on space exploration.When asked the future space vehicles of NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin, Hadfield said, "I don't think any of those three rockets is taking people to Mars."Between his first spaceflight in 1995, his second in 2001, and a third in 2013, Hadfield has flown inside NASA space shuttles, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, and the International Space Station.To follow up on those lessons, we asked Hadfield what he thinks about the future rocket ships of three major players in the new space race: NASA's Space Launch System, SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket, and Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket.'The majority of the astronauts that we send wouldn't make it'A scene from "The Martian," a blockbuster sci-fi movie about an astronaut stranded on Mars.
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The Meizu 16 and 16 Plus will be successors to the 15 series that was launched recently by Meizu.While the predecessors are still on the market, the 16 series launch is right around the corner.A fresh set of images has confirmed some of the specifications, variants and pricing of the upcoming smartphones.Just a couple of days ago, Jack Wong, founder of Meizu confirmed that the Meizu 16 will sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and will see the light of day in August.Today’s leak confirms that there will be two variants, the Meizu 16 and Meizu 16 Plus.Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 will be a part of the 16 Plus while the 16 will sport a Snapdragon 710.
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Axiom Zen’s CryptoKitties, which is essentially a digital version of Beanie Babies based on the Ethereum blockchain, sucked in a massive amount of funding just a few months ago.But it looks an awful lot like people bought into CryptoKitties looking for a quick return on their investment and are finding that digital cats don’t always go up in or even hold their price.At the time of the $12 million investment, Business Insider wrote, one investor told the site the project “embodied one of the most important and applicable use-cases of the blockchain: The ability to safely store digital collectables online.”To the extent that everyone’s CryptoKitties are safely stored, that’s true.But that’s an entirely different question than whether they’ve continued to hold value.As Business Insider noted, a massive decrease in market activity shows that the CryptoKitties network appears to be losing steam rapidly, at the same time the price of the collectables is dropping:
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Apple is expecting its cheaper 6.1-inch, LCD iPhone to be the big seller when it unveils three new phones in September, according to sources, with fewer punters opting for the premium, OLED-based handsets being produced to succeed the iPhone X.The Wall Street Journal has the scoop on Apple's plans, corroborating rumors we've heard up until this point that three new iPhones are on the way in a few months' time – 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED devices, and a 6.1-inch LCD device.Apparently Apple is now ordering a lot more LCD screens than previously predicted.That suggests Apple anticipates the LCD version to win out in terms of sales.Last year's iPhone X was the first one made by the company to go for the OLED tech, with all previous models (and the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus) sticking with LCD.OLED typically offers better contrast and brighter colors than LCD, though manufacturers use a variety of tricks to minimize the differences between the two.
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There are big sequels for Fallout, Doom, Quake and Elder Scrolls coming to PC, Xbox and PS4 in next few months -- and years -- but all I care about right now is Elder Scrolls Blades, the new free-to-play iOS and Android RPG.Blades was one of several jaw-dropping announcements at Bethesda's E3 press conference earlier this week -- a presentation that also included Fallout 76 and a tease for a totally new space game called Starfield.And the developer also announced Elder Scrolls VI, the next installment of its beloved fantasy series.But before we get that PC-centric sequel to Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim, we're getting Elder Scrolls Blades, a mobile game set in the Elder Scrolls universe, scheduled to hit later this year.And yes, you can tilt your phone on its side and play in landscape mode, if you'd like.It has everything to do with what my other hand will be doing while playing.
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“I’ve been looking for waterproof eyeliner for a while but I can’t find a good one.Eretailers are struggling to win the hearts of sophisticated young Chinese consumers right now and it seemed that Xiaohongshu was standing out from the crowd.With this in mind, I began to look into Xiaohongshu’s business model and realized that it’s a great platform for foreign beauty brands that are targeting young Chinese women.It was founded in 2013 to create a community where users could find recommendations about foreign fashion and cosmetics.In terms of user demographics, Xiaohongshu’s co-founder and CEO Mao Wenchao revealed in 2015 that 70 to 80 percent of the site’s users are female and more than 50 percent of Xiaohongshu’s users are students and office ladies from 18-35, living in first and second-tier cities.In addition, every customer on Xiaohongshu makes three orders per month on average.
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Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of blood-testing startup Theranos, will step down from her position at the discredited company that was once a Silicon Valley success.This comes alongside the news that she and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, the former president and COO, have been indicted by the Department of Justice on charges of wire fraud.Federal prosecutors indicted Holmes and Balwani on nine counts of wire fraud and two counts each of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.The court stated that the pair were responsible for a corporate conspiracy that defrauded investors and customers, with one prosecutor noting that they “misled doctors and patients about the reliability of medical tests that endangered health and lives.”Theranos had a $9 billion valuation just a few years ago, before a detailed investigation by the Wall Street Journal revealed that the company knowingly misrepresented and sold unreliable technology, specifically blood test results that required only a prick of the finger.The startup is now a leading example of how deceptive Silicon Valley hype can be.
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How far would you go to get pitch perfect performance from your CD collection?For Marantz brand ambassador Ken Ishiwata, it’s been a quest that’s stretched almost 40 years.The world-famous audio specialist worked on Marantz’s first ever CD player in 1982, the CD-63, and to mark his 40th anniversary with the company Ishiwata has been working on something very special indeed – the KI Ruby set, consisting of a Super Audio CD player with DAC (the SA-KI Ruby) and an integrated amplifier (the PM-KI Ruby).Set to launch later this year, the pair will be limited to just 1,000 sets, each engraved and numbered (with early pre-orders for the yet-to-be-priced full set more likely to get matching numbers).“We all have a very unique relationship with music, from the first things we listen to with parents to the taste we build ourselves as we grow older.“In my personal opinion music is the highest form of art we humans have created.
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