They’ve been some of our favorites for years, with the XPS 13 a particular darling.The next-generation version of the XPS 15 will no doubt be an excellent entry in the contemporary XPS lineup, with new processors and features.While it will likely have some form of dedicated GPU option, one component it won’t have is an RTX 2060.It borrows the design ethos of the smaller model but up-rates the internal hardware with options for dedicated GPUs and more capable processors to help power the larger display.Current edition XPS 15s (9570) come with the option of a GTX 1050 Ti for entry-level gaming performance.With news of new XPS laptops on the horizon, many wondered what GPU Dell would opt for in its next-gen system.
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A seat at the executive table for marketers in the form of the CMO role has not come without costs.More than 25% of CEOs at large publicly traded companies have a marketing background.A CMO title has become the ultimate goal for many marketers and those that make the grade have to continue working hard on advancing their knowledge, skills and staying on top of industry trends.To help CMOs and aspiring CMOs connect to strategic, useful and engaging information, here are 5 of the top resources worthy of a CMOs time.Marketing Industry Influencers of CMOs – Of course resources for marketing knowledge come in many forms and we all know that peers are far more influential than brands, including the topics tracked by CMOs.Speaking of tracking, Forbes has reported on the top influencers of CMOs citing research from Leadtail and their tracking of nearly 1,300 North American CMOs.
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Das AGAPLESION DIAKONIEKLINIKUM ROTENBURG ist das größte konfessionelle Krankenhaus in Niedersachsen und Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Hamburg.Als Maximalversorger bietet es ein umfassendes Spektrum von Krankenhausmedizin auf dem neuesten Stand.Mehr als 190.000 Patienten vertrauen pro Jahr auf die fortschrittliche Hochleistungsmedizin und professionelle Pflege auf der Basis christlicher Werte.Die IT-Abteilung des Klinikums betreut am Hauptstandort Rotenburg in zwei redundantvernetzten Ortsteilen sowie an den Standorten Verden und Zeven ein Datennetz, das auch von anderen verbundenen Gesellschaften und verschiedenen AGAPLESION Dienstleistern genutzt wird.Der Bedarf an einer sorgfältigen und zuverlässigen Rechteverwaltung sowie einem klar strukturierten Berechtigungskonzept mit einer Übersicht und einem Verlauf, welchen Personen welche Berechtigungen erteilt wurden, machte ein standardisiertes Verwaltungstool zu einem Muss.
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Initiativen zur Verbesserung der IT-Sicherheit erweisen sich oft als wirkungslos.Die Gründe hierfür lassen sich anhand von drei Fallstricken veranschaulichen: eine einseitige Wahrnehmung der Bedrohung, die Umsetzung von Initiativen mit einer starren Definition von Sicherheit sowie die Herabstufung der IT-Sicherheit auf eine schlichte Funktion im Unternehmen.In diesem Whitepaper wird ein von SolarWinds entwickeltes IT-Sicherheits-Framework vorgestellt, das diese drei Fallstricke beseitigen soll.In diesem Zusammenhang kommt SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) ins Spiel.
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Russia's telecom regulator on Monday opened a civil case against Facebook and Twitter over their alleged failure to explain how they'll comply with data laws.Roskomnadzor wants to know how and when the social media sites will comply with legislation requiring all servers that store Russians' personal data to be located in the country, it confirmed in an emailed statement.Facebook and Twitter have a month to outline their plans, Roskomnadzor boss Alexander Zharov according to news agency Interfax.Both companies sent formal responses to the watchdog's request for details, according to Roskomnadzor's email."They do not contain any specifics about the actual execution of the law at the moment, nor the timing of the execution of these rules in the future," it wrote."In this regard, today Roskomnadzor starts against both companies' administrative proceedings."
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Edwin Scholes has taken dozens of bush plane flights, helicopters and boat trips, and spent countless hours hauling gear up muddy mountains in New Guinea, for nothing more than a song and dance.Sometimes, he only manages to capture a few seconds of footage of the rainforest performances he seeks before his subjects become spooked, vanishing amongst the trees.Now he and his colleagues have closely examined this footage in an effort to understand how some of the most spectacular birds on the planet evolved such wildly diverse appearances, shape-shifting mating rituals, and songs, when they all hail from a common ancestor.The bird-of-paradise family, found mostly on the island of New Guinea but with a few species in smaller surrounding islands and Australia, includes the magnificent riflebird, which attracts mates by thrusting its blue-throated head back and forth with its feathers spread out like Dracula’s cape, and the Wilson’s bird-of-paradise which uses haunting chirps and the display of its emerald throat, bald blue head, red back and spiral-shaped violet tail feathers to attract females.An obsessive categorisation of the specific movements, colours, plumage difference, song notes and other characteristics of all birds-of-paradise species revealed that male birds with more colours also tend to have more song notes, and that elaborate dancers also have a larger sound repertoire.The researchers also found males displaying in a group have more colours than those who don’t, possibly as the former need to stand out.
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A school has been forced to close after half of its staff and more than a quarter of pupils were hit by a suspected flu outbreak.Redbridge Community School in Southampton is on a three-day shutdown after 56 of its staff and about 300 of its 1,000 pupils became ill.It is expected to reopen on Wednesday, council chiefs said.Head teacher Jason Ashley told the BBC the outbreak had had a “five-day impact” which started last Wednesday, when 62 pupils were sent home – with even more becoming ill on Thursday.Ashley said the decision to close the secondary school followed advice from Public Health England, which also recommended the building was deep-cleaned.He said: “I’ve been in the profession for over 24 years and I’ve never seen a virus spread so quickly around a school.
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The most controversial part of the EU Copyright Directive, known as Article 13, is struggling to pass through Europe’s Byzantine bureaucracy.German MEP Julia Reda recently reported that the process of passing Article 13, which seeks to block the uploaded of content that may infringe copyright, as well as Article 11, which seeks to make people pay when they even share a link, had stalled.This roadblock was thrown up by the European Council, in which several countries rejected a compromise recently proposed to the wording of all this stuff.Last September the directive was approved by the European Parliament, having previously been rejected.It also looks like pretty much everyone else hates it too, including the content producers it claims to be trying to protect.“This surprising turn of events does not mean the end of Link Tax or censorship machines, but it does make an adoption of the copyright directive before the European elections in May less likely,” wrote Reda.
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New research on the U.S.'s most economically important agricultural plant - corn - has revealed a different internal structure of the plant than previously thought, which can help optimize how corn is converted into ethanol."Our economy relies on ethanol, so it's fascinating that we haven't had a full and more precise understanding of the molecular structure of corn until now," said LSU Department of Chemistry Assistant Professor Tuo Wang, who led this study that will be published on Jan. 21 in Nature Communications.Wang and colleagues are the first to investigate an intact corn plant stalk at the atomic level using high-resolution techniques.The LSU team includes Postdoctoral Researcher Xue Kang and two graduate students, Malitha Dickwella Widanage from Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Alex Kirui from Nakuru, Kenya.It has been previously thought that cellulose, a thick and rigid complex carbohydrate that acts like a scaffold in corn and other plants, connected directly to a waterproof polymer called lignin.However, Wang and colleagues discovered that lignin has limited contact with cellulose inside a plant.
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Much of the light we see and use is partially polarized, meaning its electric field vibrates in specific directions.Lenses designed to work across a range of applications, from phone cameras to microscopes and sensors, need to be able to focus light regardless of its polarization.Researchers believed that symmetric nanostructures such as circular pillars were essential building blocks to develop photonic devices that are not sensitive to polarization.Now, researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a polarization-insensitive metalens comprised of non-symmetric nanofins that can achromatically focus light across the visible spectrum without aberrations.This flat lens could be used for everything from virtual or augmented reality headsets to microscopy, lithography, sensors, and displays."By making this lens polarization insensitive, we have doubled the efficiency of the metalens from previous iterations," said Wei Ting Chen, a research associate at SEAS and first author of the paper.
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Christmas has been and gone, Blue Monday isn't real, so that means there's only one holiday for all the marketing firms to start salivating over: Valentine's Day.It's less than a month away now, so the first stories of headline-grabbing deals and offers have already started hitting the net.Case in point: Aldi's new 'romantic' meal deals for two.Money is tight, which is why budget supermarkets have been getting lots of business, and that means you can't be dealing with the over-inflated Valentine's Day meals offered by heaving restaurants.You could go to M too, but Aldi's deal is supposed to be a similar affair at a fraction of the price.In fact prices for a main, side dish, and dessert start at £7.
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We've already seen the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus in the wild, in the hands of a hapless worker snapped using it on a bus.Now we have an official-looking photo of the whole three-phone lineup, courtesy of superleaker Evan Blass:Samsung Galaxy S10E, S10, and S10+ (L to R), encased pic.twitter.com/Pk2gpXkXxnThose asterisks on the backs of the cases are the logo for case manufacturer Speck, which doesn't mean that's where the leak came from, but it does mean those aren't Samsung-made cases and it's presumably not Samsung's image.Sadly, the photo only shows us the black colourway – we're dying to know what colour we'll be sporting in place of the S9's lilac.Blass says the phones are called the S10E, S10 and S10 Plus respectively.
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A new malware sample “captured” and analysed by Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 has adopted code to uninstall five different cloud security protection and monitoring products from compromised Linux servers.It is the most recently analysed example of a cryptominer used by the China-based Rocke group, originally revealed by Cisco Talos in August of 2018 and standing out (as per their blog) for exhibiting a range of “remarkable” behaviors.The samples captured in October 2018 exploit vulnerabilities in Apache Struts 2, Oracle WebLogic, and Adobe ColdFusion before uninstalling cloud security products from Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud, Unit 42 researchers Xingyu Jin and Claud Xiao wrote.Only then do they start to exhibit the behavior typical of such miners.(While also “killing” rival miners).The anti-cloud defences function can uninstall:
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“AI poses complex problems which industry alone cannot answer”Facebook has partnered with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to create an Institute of Ethics in Artificial Intelligence.The social media enterprise has committed $7.5 million (£5.8 million) to the institute over five years.Prof. Christoph Lütge, holder of the Peter Löscher Endowed Chair of Business Ethics at TUM, said in a joint announcement “We want to supply guidelines for the identification and answer of ethical questions of Artificial Intelligence… for the responsible use of the technology in society and the economy.”The institute will use evidence–based research to investigate issues at the heart of human values and how they interlace with emerging technology.It will tackle core issues such as privacy, trust, inclusion and bias.
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Get a deep discount on deep learningEvents If you’ve got a problem and you suspect part of the answer might come in the form of AI, machine learning or data science, you should really join us at MCubed 2019.MCubed returns to London from September 30 to October 2, 2019, and right now you can buy conference tickets at a knock-down blind bird price.The focus once again is on the fundamentals of machine learning, AI and predictive analytics, and how organisations are developing and deploying the technology to solve real world business and technology problems.Whether you want an introduction to key tools like TensorFlow, are looking for deep insight into how to apply deep learning to engineering problems, or want pointers on how to integrate AI development into your overall software development and deployment operation, MCubed is the event for you.This will all be taking place at the QE II Conference Center, and as usual there will be excellent food right the way through, as well as our first-day drinks party.
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Ask your partner what they want as a Valentine’s gift and they might unhelpfully say “nothing” – which is why Poundland is now selling a literally empty piece of heart-shaped plastic packaging emblazoned with the words “exactly what you asked for” as a joke.But the laughs have backfired on Twitter and Facebook, where shoppers and environmental campaigners are slamming the retailer for promoting pointless single-use plastic that could hang around on the planet hundreds of years after it – and you – get dumped.The campaign group A Plastic Planet tweeted a photo of the product and called it “everything that is wrong with the way we are treating our precious planet in one simple product”.Surfers Against Sewage questioned whether Poundland has got the “plastic-free memo”.CEO Hugo Tagholm told HuffPost he considered it an “abuse” of planetary resources.Another person tweeted Poundland to say it was “astonishing that in today’s highly emotive fight against throw away plastic and environmental protection such a large retailer could think this is ok.
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Auto concierge platform Motorist.sg today announced it’s raised seed funding from JobsCentral co-founders Der Shing Lim and Shao-Ning Huang and Zopim’s Royston Tay for an undisclosed amount.The Singapore-based startup claims to have facilitated over 9,200 transactions worth US$176 million since its founding in 2015.It already has offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam, but is planning on opening a fourth in Thailand with the new injection.Motorist.sg CEO Damian Sia says the company intends to raise another round of funding in mid-2019.
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Let’s begin with some simple math:0.28 x 0.47 x 0.15 x 0.65 = 0.0128The answer, expressed as a percentage, is 1.28%.Take the four numbers on the left side of the equation and turn them into percentages:28% of brands have a documented content mission statement, according to annual research from Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs.Andy gives this excellent template:
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Lincoln will build just 80 examples of its Continental Coach Door Edition this year.And while it's an expensive proposition at more than $110,000 a pop, every single one of the suicide-door Contis is already spoken for."Response from customers has been extremely positive, with interest exceeding the planned production for the limited-edition run," the company said in a statement Monday.The 80 approved customers will be notified in February, and the first deliveries will take place this summer.But fear not, Coach Door Continental connoisseurs -- if you didn't make the cut this time around, Lincoln has you covered.The automaker says it will definitely do a second-year run and "will have more to share very soon."
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For nearly 22 years, medical marijuana had been legal to consume in California.And for the past two weeks, since California’s Proposition 64 went into effect, his business had been booming.Taft’s dispensary, a squat, chartreuse and gray shop called 420 Central in the Orange County city of Santa Ana, was bringing in up to 600 people a day—more than five times as many as the month before, when only medical marijuana patients were allowed.Though more than a dozen other sites offer a similar service, Weedmaps is one of the oldest and most popular.Here he was, a guy with a temporary permit to sell marijuana framed and hanging in his office—a permit that had taken tens of thousands of dollars, months of political maneuvering, and a little bit of luck to acquire.But plenty of other dispensaries in the state, it seemed, weren’t following the rules and were still listed on Weedmaps.
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