A 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in Finsbury Park in the early hours of Saturday morning, as fatal knife attacks continue to shock the capital.Detectives have launched a murder investigation after they were called at about 3am to reports of a man stabbed at Seven Sisters Road.Officers, paramedics and the London Air Ambulance attended the scene, where they found two men suffering from stab wounds.A man was found dead at the scene in Roth Walk.It is believed he is the 39th person to be stabbed to death in London in 2018.A 21-year-old man, who was found a short distance away, was flown to a north London hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.
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David Lammy has accused Theresa May of shedding “crocodile tears” over the Windrush generation scandal, saying she was warned of what was happening when she was home secretary.Lammy said a 2014 report had warned of a “a virtually invisible and rarely acknowledged group” who had uncertain immigration status despite having lived in Britain for decades and were being caught up in an immigration clampdown.The MP said this showed the removal of people who came to Britain decades ago was not “a product of bureaucratic error or overzealous officials” but the “direct result” of May’s “hostile environment” policies.May has said people wrongly forced to leave could get compensation “where appropriate” and offered a third apology to Commonwealth leaders in as many days over how the Government has treated Windrush Britons.But Lammy said: “The apologies made by the Prime Minister are merely crocodile tears given that her department was fully aware of the human cost that these policies would have...“It is extraordinary that the Home Office ignored yet more warnings about the impact that their pernicious policies would have.”
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Daniel José Older’s new Star Wars novel, Last Shot, was bundled up with the recent wave of Solo: A Star Wars Story-themed book announcements.Last Shot tells loosely-connected stories across three different time periods; only one of these is particularly pertinent to Solo, because it’s set before the film and features the young Lando and his droid pal L3-37, and only then because it features some intriguing insight from L3, played by Phoebe Waller Bridge in the upcoming movie, about the treatment of droids and droid sentience.It’s an interesting tease for what we can expect from the character, who’s been described in the film as “self-made,” in that she literally built herself out of the parts of different droids.The next time period, chronologically speaking, is set shortly after Solo, with Han and Chewie in new ownership of the Falcon, on a fun adventure with Sana Starros—a character who’s been in the Marvel Star Wars comics for a while, a long time partner-in-crime for Han, who, at least in the time period of the books, is a lot closer to Han and a lot less begrudging of the young smuggler’s cocky charms than she has been in the comics.It’s set approximately two years after Return of the Jedi and the Battle of Jakku, with Han pulled away from his family by Lando into a new adventure tying up the other arcs of the book through its mysterious villain, a sort of Dr. Frankenstein-for-droids figure named Fryzen Gor.The young Ben, destined to become a new force of evil in the galaxy as Kylo Ren and to despise his father, is a hugely important part of Last Shot, and acts as the nexus point of so much of Han’s unease, so potent that it almost feels uncharacteristic for the smuggler-turned-Rebel-hero who helped bring down the Empire.
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Well, we may not have a proper launch date for the OnePlus 6, but here’s a registration page.Amazon India announced today that a pre-launch page will be going live on its portal at 12am tonight.A recent report by Money Control said the launch was on May 18.However, this registration page would suggest it is a lot closer than that.Interested buyers will be able to visit the page and subscribe to it via a ‘Notify Me’ button.Any official updates regarding the OnePlus 6 thereafter will hit their phones right away.
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I can’t answer those questions, but I can do the next best thing: look back at what other people were writing 20 years ago.Here are five stories — big and small — that science and tech enthusiasts might have checked out during the week before April 21st, 1998.Under the handle “Se7en,” he’d tracked down dozens of people who traded child pornography online, wiped their hard drives, and spread word of their crime online.After Forbes and many other outlets covered Valor, Wired got him to admit that he “wasn’t even really hacking,” beyond remotely deleting a few computer files.Valor claimed the media had pushed him to tell sensational stories, and Wired tied the incident to a larger credulousness around online sex — like Time’s infamous debunked “cyberporn” story, which the author revisited in fascinating detail 20 years later.But the idea of virtually experiencing homelessness is pretty well-trodden.
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This nanoprinting process allows researchers to 3D print more material on a biochip than ever before, making it easier to study biomedical issuesMaking biochips, a key technology in studying disease, just got a little easier.This new nanoprinting process uses gold-plated pyramids, an LED light, and photochemical reactions to print more organic material on the surface of one single biochip than ever before.The technique uses an array of polymer pyramids that are covered in gold and mounted onto an atomic force microscope.These arrays, which are one square centimeter in size, contain thousands of tiny pyramids with holes that allow light through, and make sure that the light goes only to specific places on the surface of a chip below, immobilizing delicate organic reagants on the chip’s surface without damaging them.Processes like this, known as tip-based lithography, are widely considered to be the best way to 3D print organic material with nanoscale feature resolution.
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I have never been fired by ordinary ambition and avarice; I’m easily the poorest founder of a top-ten website.While I’m a devoted fan of knowledge (my Ph.D. specialization was epistemology), I’m also a philosophical skeptic.For example, I started studying Ruby in 2016, and it has been easier than learning Perl was in 2002, thanks to FreeCodeCamp, Codecademy, Stack Overflow, and zillions of bloggers.It’s much too small (yes, small), poorly-written, low-quality, and undetailed.Ideologues with pull and seniority twist Wikipedia’s neutrality policy so that only their view is considered “neutral,” and if you complain without paying proper obeisance, they will enlist their allies to mete out mob justice, Lord of the Flies-style.Whatever its merits, it suits some people just fine, and again, the community produces useful work.
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AT Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, and John Stankey, the AT executive in charge of the merger, all took the stand this week to defend the $85 billion media deal, which the US Justice Department has sued to block.The comments cap off the more than a month spent in the courtroom as the Justice Department and AT and Time Warner all made their arguments to US District Judge Richard Leon.His decision could have ripple effects on future deals between internet service providers and media companies, as well as affect what streaming services look like in the future.AT has invested heavily in a streaming video service called DirecTV Now, and it's looking to Time Warner to bulk up its original programming.Here's everything that's happened so far.At the center of the Justice Department's case is whether AT's distribution network, which includes not only its wireless and broadband networks but also satellite TV service DirecTV, combined with Time Warner's popular cable networks, including CNN, HBO and TNT, would lead to higher prices for consumers.
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Eerie similarities unite vastly different scientific ideas in sometimes utterly surprising ways.One of these similarities may have allowed scientists to recreate the expanding universe—on a counter-top.Researchers accomplished their feat using Bose-Einstein condensates, which are collections of certain atoms held to the near coldest-possible temperatures.“It’s hard to test theories of cosmology,” study author Gretchen Campbell, from the University of Maryland’s Joint Quantum Institute, told Gizmodo.“Maybe we can actually find a way to study some cosmological models on the laboratory scale.”Everything is an analogy in this system.
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Now that our TVs have reached the next level in terms of resolution in the form of 4K, and contrast thanks to high dynamic range, the next area for improvement looks set to be high frame rate.A terminology carried over from the age of celluloid cinema projectors, frame rate refers to the number of still images (frames) flashed on screen per second, creating the illusion of a moving image.If you’re a film buff you’ll no doubt know that most hollywood films are shot and projected at 25 frames per second (fps).This allows for a ‘motion blur’ whenever a camera swiftly pans or tilts, replicating the human experience when turning our heads.High frame rate is a slightly nebulous term at the moment, but refers to a frame rate higher than 25fps for motion pictures and 30fps for all other outputs.Just to put it in context, it's thought that the human eye is capable of processing 1000fps, maybe even more.
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With the Xiaomi Mi 6X set for April 21 unveiling, a new Xiaomi phone appears to be in the works, as indicated by an approval granted by China’s TENAA.Bearing the model number M1803E6E, the device is speculated to either be the next Mi Max or the next generation Redmi.The Redmi is, however, more likely, bearing in mind that the Mi Max series typically come with a larger display and huge battery capacity.As per the listing on TENAA, the device is tipped to come with a 5.99 inches display, with 720p resolutions and the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio.The device is expected to pack an unnamed chipset with an octa-core CPU clocked at up to 2.0GHz, coupled with 2/16GB, 3/32GB, and 4/64GB and storage options.The device when launched will be available in White, Silver, Gray, Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Red, and Pink color options.
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The Internet hype campaign for Super Troopers 2 sneaked in at the tail end of the crowdfunding gold rush in 2015, and that timing might have made all the difference.What, then, did fans help create by way of an Indiegogo campaign?Consider that a blessing or a curse, depending on your comedy point of view, but there's just no getting around how spiritually faithful this sequel is to the silly-cops original.More important, however, is that this crowdfunded film does not bend to the simplest catchphrase and old-gag doldrums you might expect.Just because Broken Lizard took fans' money doesn't mean the comics were stuck repeating material from the 2001 film.But its ingeniously orchestrated stupidity—like a Jackson Pollack painting made up of cop pranks and hard-R visual gags—is must-see stuff for anybody who liked the first film.
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Citing accusations of ties between Kaspersky Labs and Russian intelligence, Twitter has moved to ban the Moscow-based security and antivirus provider from continuing to advertise on its platform.“This decision is based on our determination that Kaspersky Lab operates using a business model that inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices,” a Twitter spokesperson told Gizmodo.“Kaspersky Lab may remain an organic user on our platform, in accordance with the Twitter Rules.”In a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Friday, CEO Eugene Kaspersky expressed he was dumbfounded by the decision: “One thing I can say for sure is this: we haven’t violated any written—or unwritten—rules, and our business model is quite simply the same template business model that’s used throughout the whole cybersecurity industry: We provide users with products and services, and they pay us for them.”Added Kaspersky: “You’re only shooting yourself in the foot when you cater to the geopolitical noise and start refusing to promote material on false pretences—contrary to the interests of your own business (how else can we describe not accepting money from clients that run ethical businesses?In an email to Gizmodo, Twitter cited a Homeland Security notice about Kaspersky Labs, which states that the US government remains concerned about ties it has alleged between “certain Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence and other government agencies,” as well as requirements under Russian law that “allow Russia intelligence agencies to compel assistance from Kaspersky and to intercept communications transiting Russian networks.”
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If you haven't already seen it, it's available for streaming from most digital stores and on Blu-ray/DVD.You'll also find mild spoilers from the first season of HBO's Westworld.The 16-month wait for Westworld's second season finally ends this Sunday, and the long gap has left me ravenous for more robot-host adventures.So ravenous, I decided to track down a Blu-ray copy of the original 1973 Westworld film starring Yul Brynner and Richard Benjamin to look for clues that could give a glimpse at what to expect in season 2.For instance, while the HBO show doesn't reveal the existence of other parks until the first season's finale, the movie reveals Delos' Roman World and Medieval World right away.While the movie has a very, very different feel than the television show -- my colleague Rich Trenholm takes a deeper revisit here -- there are some fascinating ideas that could find a way into season 2 or beyond.
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After Uber’s fatal self-driving crash last month in Tempe, Arizona, most observers had two basic question: Why did the car not see Elaine Herzberg crossing the street and stop before hitting her?The NTSB hasn’t revealed any findings yet, but the lidar—the laser-shooting sensor that should have spotted Herzberg, even in the dark—is an obvious focus.Maybe it had a blind spot, or lacked the resolution to identify Herzberg as a pedestrian.“Thermal cameras are really good at seeing the things you most don’t want to hit,” says Mike Walters, the head of product for the Oregon-based company.“Humans, of course.” Where conventional cameras look at visible light, Flir’s sensor focuses on the infrared bit of the spectrum.It can detect tiny differences in temperature—as little as 0.1 degrees Fahrenheit—so something like the cold metal of a bicycle stands out, even on a chilly night.
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You know two-factor authentication tokens, the ephemeral, six-digit numbers you use as a second layer of security when logging into, say, your email?But for some time now, I've harbored a pet conspiracy theory about those codes: Maybe they aren't as random as we're led to believe.It began with an observation: My codes often seem to include elements that make them easier to remember.Elements like single-digit repeats (111 293; 134 441); multi-digit repeats (112 222); palindromes (353 595); ascending or descending sequences (345 564); repeating number order (618 514); and combinations thereof (876 565).And when I asked cognitive psychologist Marisca Milikowski, an expert in people's knowledge of numbers, she said she'd noticed it too.In a follow-up study, Milikowski found that, in a short-term memory task, test subjects were not only more likely to correctly recall all the numbers from the good list than the bad list; they were also far more inclined to misremember numbers from the "bad" list, recalling different Other answers like 63, 19, 83, and 79.
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With blockchains facing scaling issues depending on their makeup and governance, as well as their popularity, some, like Litecoin, have implemented the Lightning network as a way to address overcrowding, which leads to slow and expensive transactions.Scalability has become a byword with the success of certain cryptocurrencies as their popularity leads to the need to function with more and more users.The democratized network, with its decentralized nature, tackles these difficulties in a manner which requires consensus from a majority of users, miners, or nodes.This is known as blockchain governance and is often difficult to get right and to reach sufficient consensus.Bitcoin has wound its way through a number of directions, flirting with being a store of value – a digital gold as described by Cameron Winklevoss, one of the twins who claim to have dreamed up Facebook before Mark Zuckerberg – and a functioning currency.Not only did the currency fork off to create Bitcoin Cash, a blockchain that allowed bigger blocks in order to solve the scalability issues, but SegWit was also pursued for the original blockchain as its solution to the scaling issue.
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Apple announced Friday that it discovered “a limited number” of its line of MacBook Pro laptops suffer from a potentially faulty component that can cause the battery to expand.The company is offering to replace the batteries in affected machines for free.Only the base model of the machine is affected; versions of the laptop with the Touch Bar are not at risk.The units with the possible defect were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017, though it isn’t clear exactly how widespread this issue is.For those that are eligible for the fix, be ready to be without your laptop for a little.Apple is also offering the opportunity for a refund to any MacBook Pro owners who already got their battery replaced and paid the fee typically charged for the service.
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Once upon a time, Flickr was the go-to photo sharing site for professional photographers and amateurs alike who wanted a secure and feature-packed site to store their images online.Since then, the likes of Google Photos and Apple Photos have grown to overtake Flickr, which was acquired by Yahoo in 2005.Well, Flickr might now be set for a comeback, because it's got new owners – photo storage and portfolio site SmugMug has bought Flickr and sounds keen to give it a fresh rebrand and update for 2018."SmugMug has acquired Flickr," reads an update on the SmugMug site."We couldn’t be more excited to unite two brands that share the same mission, passions, and values."At the moment the terms of the deal, including how much SmugMug paid Yahoo for Flickr, haven't been revealed.
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Some investors thought the world had gone crazy, others were saying it was just the beginning.The SEC has stated that virtually all token assets are securities and issued subpoenas to ICOs for the unregulated sale of securities in the form of ‘utility tokens.’ The token market has taken a bearish turn, but even the changing climate is not stopping companies from launching ICOs.Lawyers are finally advising their clients to stay away from utility tokens, at least in the United States, but we are seeing more companies using SAFT, a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens, as the go-to sale of securities.This distinction is quite important because it will determine the appetite of the investors.If the delivery is a security token, then all of the unregulated exchanges will not trade it.Add to this some other issues: The sales the SAFT generates could lead to taxation if the end product is a utility token because this is then revenue.
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