Another day, another haul of deals from Amazon UK.Every day over the Black Friday period – which for Amazon is lasting most of November –the online retail giant will be adding new deals.Some of those are daily deals, lasting only 24 hours, and some will run until 25th November, when Amazon's Black Friday event ends.If you want to see more general Black Friday deals, do head on over to our main deals page for a list of all deals running through the month.But here, you'll find Amazon's Deals of the Day that are only available until 11.59pm tonight, 17th November, along with everything new that's been added today.We've picked out the best of the deals, which you'll find below.
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Busy holiday periods, like the days before Thanksgiving, can make the process even slower, especially when you're stuck behind that guy who can't find his laptop in an enormous bag.No security isn't an option, of course, but an improved TSA checkpoint design is slowly arriving at more US airports.Long common in Europe and elsewhere abroad, it may help you get to the airport bar quicker -- as long as you know what to do.The redesigned checkpoints, which arrived at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) this week, remove two big security bottlenecks that have plagued flyers since before we started removing our shoes.After each person loads their bin, they place it on the conveyor belt and go on their way, even as that one guy still looks for his laptop.The TSA calls them "Automated Security Lanes" though that name is a bit of a misnomer.
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On Thursday, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office in the US state of New Jersey announced formal charges against the three people involved in a viral GoFundMe campaign that raised $400,000 (£312,000) last year to help a homeless man get on his feet.Authorities said that “the entire campaign was predicated on a lie.”At a press conference yesterday, prosecutor Scott Coffina told reporters that Mark D’Amico, Kate McClure, and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. are all being charged with second-degree theft by deception and second-degree conspiracy.The charges stem from the “Paying It Forward” GoFundMe campaign that authorities say was based on a story that was “completely made up.” While they believe it was true that Johnny Bobbitt Jr. was indeed homeless, they say that McClure’s claims that she’d been stranded on the interstate when Bobbitt appeared and used his last $20 to buy her petrol never happened.According to a handout given to reporters, McClure and D’Amico are a couple who became “acquainted” with Bobbitt about a month prior to the launch of the crowdfunding campaign.He said that authorities don’t have much insight into the planning process or who initiated the alleged scam, but he claimed that in 2012, Johnny Bobbitt posted a story on his personal Facebook page that was remarkably similar to the one presented on GoFundMe.
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The company, Definers Public Affairs, made headlines this week after a bombshell New York Times report revealed that it was employed by Facebook to dig up dirt on critics and competitors.Apple’s News app is pre-installed on all iOS devices, and features human editors working with AI to curate stories in a range of topics, from business, to fashion.According to CNN, the company pitched a story titled “Apple News Curators’ Political Donations” to at least one reporter this summer.The firm, seemingly, was attempting to make a case that human editors suppress conservative viewpoints on the app, and it could prove this allegation based on a history of their political donations.“30 individuals have been identified as working for Apple in media curation roles or specifically at Apple News,” the document read.“Five of these individuals have contributed to Democratic candidates or causes.” There was little additional evidence to back the claim, nor was there proof that the people listed were Apple News employees rather than others with similar names.
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The 2018-19 TV season isn’t even two months old, and there have now been changes at three of the five broadcast networks.Channing Dungey, president of entertainment for ABC, is the latest broadcast chief to exit.She’ll be replaced by Karey Burke, who is head of Freeform original programming development.Burke will oversee all development, programming, casting, marketing, business affairs and scheduling operations for ABC prime time and late night.Once the Disney-Fox deal closes, Burke will report to Dana Walden, who is currently CEO and chairman of Fox Television Group but will become chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment after the merger is finalized.“I’m incredibly proud of what the team and I have accomplished over the years and all the meaningful and impactful programming we’ve developed,” Dungey, who will stay on in a transition period, said in a statement.
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AWS comes up with blanket policies to smother public-facing cloud storage silosAmazon Web Services is taking steps to halt the epidemic of data leaks caused by the S3 cloud buckets it hosts from being accidentally left wide open to the internet by customers.Thus, if you are among the growing bunch of infosec researchers on the hunt for misconfigured public-facing S3 silos packed with slurpable private info and other goodies, it may about to become a little more difficult or tedious to hit pay dirt.AWS evangelist (translation: marketing guy) Jeff Barr introduced today a new set of controls to set blanket policies across accounts that will block public access to cloud storage from being enabled.The idea, said Barr, is to make it clear to both admins and end users of S3 buckets that public access is intended to be very limited in scope, and should only be enabled for things like web hosting."This is a new level of protection that works at the account level and also on individual buckets, including those that you create in the future," Barr explained.
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It's that special time of year when the cold weather and holiday cheer crushes the souls of singletons, and sometimes even the strongest and most independent of single folks find themselves yearning for a relationship.If after a few glasses of spiked eggnog you decide you want to indulge that swiping instinct, here are the best (and OK-est) dating apps to try out.My recommendations are based primarily on my own dating-app experiences as a woman.Make of that what you will.
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Following recent reports that masked perpetrators were raising alarm in a town in the US state of West Virginia, police say they have reason to believe the troublemakers had just gotten wrecked.The Milton Police Department reportedly received accounts of stumbling and disoriented raccoons at least twice in the last week, and locals worried the raccoons might have rabies.One of the raccoons in question had reportedly gotten wasted by eating some fermented crab apples.“Ptl Scarberry made his first apprehension today, taking this masked bandit into custody with assistance of Sgt Collins and several neighbourhood residents,” the Milton Police Department wrote in a Facebook post on Monday.“Ptl Withers caught one yesterday on Brickyard Ave with the help of the city street department.Today’s culprit was on Highland Ave and Mason Street and it was a community effort.”
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A newborn baby's brain responds to being touched on the face, according to new research co-led by UCL.Babies use this sense of touch - facial somatosensation - to find and latch onto their mother's nipple, and should have this ability from birth.Premature babies often have difficulty feeding, and underdevelopment of their facial sensitivity may be one of the main causes.Researchers from UCL, Imperial College London, UCLH and Universitá Campus Bio-Medico di Roma developed a new method to study this sense of touch in babies and how their brains reacted using electroencephalography (EEG).The report, 'A novel sensor design for accurate measurement of facial somatosensation in pre-term infants', is published in the journal PLOS ONE.Facial somatosensation is necessary for breastfeeding; for example if a newborn baby's right cheek is lying on their mother's breast, the baby uses this information to turn its head to the right in order to feed (rooting).
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With machine learning systems now being used to determine everything from stock prices to medical diagnoses, it's never been more important to look at how they arrive at decisions.A new approach out of MIT demonstrates that the main culprit is not just the algorithms themselves, but how the data itself is collected."Computer scientists are often quick to say that the way to make these systems less biased is to simply design better algorithms," says lead author Irene Chen, a PhD student who wrote the paper with MIT professor David Sontag and postdoctoral associate Fredrik D. Johansson.Looking at specific examples, researchers were able to both identify potential causes for differences in accuracies and quantify each factor's individual impact on the data.They then showed how changing the way they collected data could reduce each type of bias while still maintaining the same level of predictive accuracy."We view this as a toolbox for helping machine learning engineers figure out what questions to ask of their data in order to diagnose why their systems may be making unfair predictions," says Sontag.
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Think of Facebook as a metaphor for the complex networks of interacting molecules in a living cell.They will apply this computational framework to models of cell growth and division in budding yeast.Murali, a professor of computer science in the College of Engineering and associate director of the computational tissue engineering interdisciplinary graduate education program, is the lead investigator of this grant.His research group focuses on problems in computational systems biology.Murali is collaborating with John Tyson, University Distinguished Professor of biological sciences in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, and Jean Peccoud, the Abell Chair in Synthetic Biology in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University on this grant.Subsequently, they will develop new algorithms that will streamline the design of experiments to test thousands of model predictions.
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Caught in the act of landfall, Tropical Cyclone Gaja was seen by NASA's Aqua satellite as it passed overhead and collected temperature information.The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Gaja on Nov. 15 at 3:29 p.m. EDT (2029 UTC) and analyzed the storm in infrared light.Infrared light provides temperature data and that's important when trying to understand how strong storms can be.The higher the cloud tops, the colder and the stronger they are.When Aqua passed over the Indian Ocean, Gaja's center was making landfall along the coast of southeastern India.The AIRS instrument found coldest cloud top temperatures in thunderstorms around the center, where temperatures were as cold as minus 63 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 53 degrees Celsius).
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An $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will allow Penn State researchers to investigate a new approach for removing rare-earth fission products from the molten salt baths where used nuclear fuel is electro-refined to recycle uranium and minimize nuclear waste.Hojong Kim, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Penn State, will use the grant toward efficient recovery of rare-earth elements using liquid metals."The electrorefining process is designed to separate the usable fraction of uranium metal, about 95 percent of the material, from the used nuclear fuel, using a salt bath," Kim said."However, in this process, rare-earth fission products are dissolved into the salt, accumulate over time, and must be removed to reuse the salt bath and minimize the generation of additional nuclear waste."For example, the recovery efficiency of neodymium, the most common rare-earth fission product, is less than 50 percent, yet Kim has demonstrated that the recovery efficiency can be higher than 90 percent using liquid bismuth metal, based on preliminary results in his laboratory.Kim will target three common rare-earth elements found in used nuclear fuel -- neodymium, gadolinium and samarium.
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Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have discovered how to make "superalloys" even more super, extending useful life by thousands of hours.The discovery could improve materials performance for electrical generators and nuclear reactors.This could be useful in electricity generators and elsewhere," said Subhashish Meher, an INL materials scientist.Superalloys are exceptionally strong and offer other significantly improved characteristics due to the addition of trace amounts of cobalt, ruthenium, rhenium or other elements to a base metal.INL scientists have been studying nickel-based superalloys.Since these superalloys can withstand high heat and extreme mechanical forces, they are useful for electricity-generating turbines and high-temperature nuclear reactor components.
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In 2013, renowned Boston Children's Hospital pain researcher Clifford Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD, and chemist Kai Johnsson, PhD, his fellow co-founder at Quartet Medicine, believed they held the key to non-narcotic pain relief.Quartet was founded on the premise that inhibiting BH4 production could prevent the progression of acute pain to chronic pain in millions of patients, without threat of addiction or tolerance.With solid human genetic data and chemical biology, plus $17 million in series A funding, Quartet looked primed for success.Now, however, a surprising discovery about BH4 will likely rekindle interest in the once-promising pathway and could have profound implications for treating autoimmunity and cancer.In today's Nature, Woolf and his team at Boston Children's Hospital, together with immunologists from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) in Vienna report that BH4 also functions as a kind of immunological thermostat in the body, raising and lowering the activity levels of T cells.To transition to an activated state, T cells need higher levels of mitochondrial energy; to produce it, mitochondria need higher levels of iron.
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Following the success of Castlevania's second season on Netflix, the show's executive producer Adi Shankar has announced his next project: an animated Devil May Cry adaptation.In an interview with IGN Friday, Shankar declared that he had acquired the rights "so the jabronis in Hollywood don't f*** this one up too."That adaption will be linked to Castlevania in what Shankar dubbed "the bootleg multiverse."What exactly that means for Castlevania, which has been renewed by Netflix for a third season, or whether the Devil May Cry adaptation will even be on Netflix is unknown.As you can see in the interview, Shankar was short on specifics, but he did tweet the following photo after the announcement.The series follows this year's much-anticipated announcement of a new entry in the Devil May Cry series, which returns to the series' main storyline and characters after a controversial attempt at rebooting the franchise in 2013.
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Alphabet's life sciences arm, Verily, is putting its work with glucose-sensing lenses on hold, Chief Technical Officer Brian Otis said in a blog post Friday.Verily, part of Google's parent company Alphabet, embarked on the project in 2014.It's goal was to create smart contact lenses embedded with tiny sensors that could potentially help diabetics monitor their glucose levels.Later that year, Verily announced a partnership with Alcon, the eye care division of Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, which would license the smart lens technology.In addition to the glucose-sensing lens, Verily has also been working on an accommodating contact lens for presbyopia, or age-related farsightedness, and an intraocular lens designed to improve eyesight after cataract surgery.Otis said Verily's clinical work with the glucose-sensing lens showed there was "insufficient consistency" in measurements of the correlation between tear glucose and blood glucose concentrations "to support the requirements of a medical device."
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The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like.Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Sony's noise-cancelling headphones (XB950N1) are $137 cheaper than usual thanks to an early Black Friday Deal of the Day on Amazon.Besides noise cancellation, the over-ear headphones have 22 hours of battery life and an extra bass mode.Amazon has already kicked off its Black Friday deals, and you can save $137 on a pair of Sony's noise-cancelling headphones, thanks to a Deal of the Day.We've been big fans of Sony's Extra Bass headphones for years, and the company's noise cancelling is unmatched, which makes these headphones a great gift for the music lover in your life.
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It can be hard to know if and when you might have been impacted by a data breach.That is, unless you’re a Firefox Quantum user.Yesterday, Mozilla announced it’ll alert desktop users when they stumble upon a site that’s recently reported a breach.Basically, if you happen upon a site that’s been breached in the past 12 months, Firefox will pop up a handy little notification.And because Mozilla knows too many notifications will likely end in users throwing their computers out the window, they’re promising the alerts will “appear at most once per site.” After seeing the first notification, Firefox will only repeat an alert if you visit a site that was added to the database of breached sites in the past two months.And if you really hate notifications and don’t care about data breaches, you can opt out entirely.
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CI/CD are a pair of intertwined processes for delivering more code, more quickly, to more people.Now, it's possible to make changes and release them to customers instantly — the same way that Facebook, Google, and other tech companies roll out new features that appear as soon as you refresh your browser.Now, as software continues to eat the world, investors are flocking to companies that are helping their customers achieve the same kind of speed.With CI and CD, companies can release changes to customers as often as they want, whether it's once a month or 20 times a day.Indeed, companies like Netflix, Etsy, and Sony are said to have adopted CI/CD to keep up with competitors small and large.Other CI leaders include CircleCI, which had raised $59 million, and CloudBees, which had raised $113.2 million.
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