Gionee mobile had announced its first quad camera phone some months back and now the company seems to be working hard on a device from the same Gionee S series and it goes by the name –Gionee S11.The Gionee S11 has been spotted on GFXBench database along with expected specifications.The device would come with a 6-inch Full HD+ FullView AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and is powered by a 64-bit Meditatek MT6763 Octa-core chipset with a clock speed of 2.3GHz and ARM Mali-G71 graphic processor.Expected to boot Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Amigo OS 5.0 interface out of the box, the device is packed with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, but we are not certain if the storage would allow for expansion.The phone unlike the S10 has a single rear camera- with 16-megapixels resolution and a 5-megapixel front camera.The listing made no mention of battery capacity, but we can safely assume nothing short of 3500mAh battery equipped with fast charging would be on board.
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One of Aldi’s key strategies is to limit its product selection, which allows the chain to keep prices low while also focusing on quality and inciting a sense of urgency in its customers, according to The Wall Street Journal.The discounter competes heavily with Walmart on price, and recent studies show the chain is besting the big-box store here.Research from Customer Growth Partners, for instance, found that Aldi is on average 17% cheaper than Walmart.Along with its ongoing store remodels, Aldi’s limited assortment approach could draw customers up and down the income ladder.In Germany, 95% of blue-collar workers and 88% of white collar workers shop Aldi.Aldi’s limited assortment and small store size have helped the discounter keep overhead costs down while also allowing the retailer to focus on sourcing high-quality items.
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The content gold rush continues as Facebook announces a worldwide programming partnership with the US National Football League.The gig will allow Facebook to serve up the official American footie highlights as served up by the NFL, both from the regular season and the playoffs, including the super bowl itself.On top of that a bunch of other content produced by NFL Media will be shown on Facebook Watch, its newly-created original content platform.“We have millions of fans on Facebook, and they continue to demonstrate an incredible appetite for NFL content,” said Hans Schroeder, COO of NFL Media.“We’re excited to bring a compelling set of highlights and shows from the NFL and our clubs to our fans on Facebook.”“We’re excited for Watch to become a destination for NFL fans to catch up on the latest on-field action and connect with one another,” said Dan Reed, Facebook’s Head of Global Sports Partnerships.
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In light of Transport for London deciding not to renew Uber’s license to operate in the capital, there has been a wave of support for the ride-hailing service.Future Cities Catapult is one of those organizations which is supporting Uber, not because it’s employees want cheap rides home, but because the use of technology to disrupt the status quo is what all digital entrepreneurs should be aiming for.“Uber’s story has been so often told and it’s easy to get caught up in the intrigues of Uber’s office politics and the drama of Uber’s street politics with the cabbies,” said Rushi Rama, Strategy, Markets and Standards Team Lead at Future Cities Catapult.“But there is a bigger picture to consider.“Uber’s aggressive expansion is what forced the rest of the sector to embrace the digital age for their customers.Uber only begun because it spotted an opportunity to use technology in way which would make money and offer a useful service to customers.
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Dyson has announced plans to build an electric vehicle, the biggest departure yet for the British company best known for its vacuum cleaners and fans.The news was shared by founder and engineer James Dyson with employees today, along with the target of a 2020 launch for the as-yet-unnamed EV.By introduction, Dyson pointed out that this isn’t actually the company’s first automotive effort.Back in the 1990s, Dyson had a team working on a diesel exhaust capture system that promised to collect soot emissions from trucks and other vehicles.That pushed Dyson to explore the potential of his own vehicle, becoming less reliant on the whims of other companies.“Some years ago, observing that automotive firms were not changing their spots,” he explained to staff, “I committed the company to develop new battery technologies.
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Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, which is dubbed China’s Apple, is known for its cheap devices which have turned out to be durable and trustworthy.This company which initially focused online flash sales turned to the old-fashioned retail method after it experienced a decline in sales.A few weeks ago, 16 new Mi stores were unveiled on the same day but it appears that the company is not satisfied because presently, 20 more Xiaomi Mi stores are due for opening on the 1st of October which happens to be China’s National Day.Xiaomi CEO, Lei Jun, announced today that the new stores will be located in the following citiesBeijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Hangzhou (two), Tianjin, Dalian, Nanchang, Nantong, Quanzhou, Harbin, Chaozhou, Dongyang, Hengyang, Guangzhou, Shanwei, Qujing.Cities like Zhengzhou will be having its fourth Mi store soon and the likes of Beijing is also not new to Mi stores.
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates has admitted to switching to an Android phone but he still won't entertain using the Jesus Mobe iPhone.With Windows 10 mobile orphaned into the slow lane (it no longer receives the latest Redstone 3 and 4 development in line with the desktop release) and Microsoft not selling own-brand handsets, the ability to run modern mobile apps clearly became too great.The world's richest man confirmed he only succumbed to temptations "recently" and wouldn't say which Android device he habitually uses.Almost 20 years ago, Gates regarded the development of the smartphone as a mortal threat to Microsoft.In two anxiety-ridden memos to staff, which subsequently leaked, he predicted the Nokia-inspired Symbian platform would "create proprietary protocols so that other devices have to pay them royalties if they want to interoperate" – and that would be terrible for Microsoft.Microsoft became so obsessed with losing out that an official transcript famously obliterated the name of Symbian, Microsoft's new competitor.
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At 16, Brett Smrz lost his leg after a freak trampoline accident.Today, Smrz is a professional stunt driver and one of two Ant-Man stunt doubles you’ll see in Ant-Man and the Wasp.Production on the Ant-Man sequel began earlier this year, but last week, photos of Smrz wearing part of his Ant-Man costume and his everyday prosthetic leg made their way online and challenged everyone to rethink their ideas about what kinds of people become stunt doubles.Now this is super cool.This is AntMan's stunt double.If you know any kids that this may help uplift feel free to take it.
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It’s been a busy week for Microsoft at its yearly Ignite conference.Just yesterday, the company revealed a , its freshly-launched collaboration software meant to go head-to-head with Slack.Today’s reveal is arguably bigger than those Teams features, as Microsoft announced the next perpetual version of Office – Office 2019.It’s no secret that Microsoft is making a big push for cloud-based solutions.Much of the company’s reveals at Ignite have been about cloud-based initiatives, and that focus has been growing in the months leading up to this year’s conference as well.However, as Microsoft continues to move its services to the cloud, there are still some customers who would prefer a more local approach.
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Dell and cloud managed services provider NTT Communications have launched a specialised server that lets IT departments test apps for Microsoft's Azure Stack.As an on-premises version of Azure, Redmond's new platform is designed to reduce cloud-native app latency while better addressing sovereignty and security, à la VMware's offerings.While you could order Azure Stack on Dell servers today, naturally it is "highly recommended" to check and see whether your applications are compatible first.With the new testing server, IT departments can do exactly that.Well, at least for "non-production virtual workloads at limited scale," NTT said.For a "low" fee covering engineering services and rented runtime, customers get to test their apps on a node server in an NTT data centre.
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An artist has had one of those ideas they have again, with this one also conveniently forming the basis of an advert for a national furniture chain.Seriously, if you want to do art, make sure it can also be an advert, as that's where the money is.You won't get rich selling tin can art at local craft markets.In this case the money for the art — and the 17,126 Ikea allen keys it required — has been sent in the direction of sculptor Jason Heppenstall, who created this lovely looking sculpture of an owl out of Ikea allen keys.Hopefully it will push up the aftermarket sales value of Ikea allen keys, as we've all got a few in that drawer in the kitchen.Dunno where he got the beak from, though, as Ikea doesn't usually hand out metal beaks.
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After several months from its first official announcement, the Xiaomi AI speaker goes finally on sale and sold out in just 23 seconds; that’s quite impressive, isn’t it?What’s the Xiaomi AI speaker about, though?Well, just as the name implies, the speaker will use artificial intelligence to help you in your daily tasks.You can definitely see it as an alternative to Amazon’s Echo, Google’s Home and the likes.What makes the Xiaomi speaker standout is its price, which is just 299Yuan (around $45) and that’s probably why it sold out in a matter of seconds.That said, Xiaomi didn’t actually reveal how many units were on sale, so it could be a few hundreds or thousands, we’ll probably never know.
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In the first evaluation of evaporation as a renewable energy source, researchers at Columbia University find that U.S. lakes and reservoirs could generate 325 gigawatts of power, nearly 70 percent of what the United States currently produces.Though still limited to experiments in the lab, evaporation-harvested power could in principle be made on demand, day or night, overcoming the intermittency problems plaguing solar and wind energy.The researchers' calculations are outlined in the Sept. issue of Nature Communications."We have the technology to harness energy from wind, water and the sun, but evaporation is just as powerful," says the study's senior author Ozgur Sahin, a biophysicist at Columbia.One machine developed in his lab, the so-called Evaporation Engine, controls humidity with a shutter that opens and closes, prompting bacterial spores to expand and contract.The spores' contractions are transferred to a generator that makes electricity.
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WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 26, 2017 -- The potential for photon entanglement in quantum computing and communications has been known for decades.One of the issues impeding its immediate application is the fact that many photon entanglement platforms do not operate within the range used by most forms of telecommunication.An international team of researchers has started to unravel the mysteries of entangled photons, demonstrating a new nanoscale technique that uses semiconductor quantum dots to bend photons to the wavelengths used by today's popular C-band standards."We have demonstrated the emission of polarization-entangled photons from a quantum dot at 1550 nanometers for the first time ever," said Simone Luca Portalupi, one of the work's authors and a senior scientist at the Institute of Semiconductor Optics and Functional Interfaces at the University of Stuttgart."We are now on the wavelength that can actually carry quantum communication over long distances with existing telecommunication technology."Unlike parametric down-conversion techniques, quantum dots allow for photons to be emitted only one at a time and on demand, crucial properties for quantum computing.
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Drastic advances in research of artificial intelligence have led to a wide range of fascinating developments in this area over the last decade.Autonomously driven cars, but also everyday applications such as search engines and spam filters illustrate the versatility of methods from the field of artificial intelligence.Infrared spectroscopy is one of the most valuable experimental methods to gain insight into the world of molecules.Infrared spectra are chemical fingerprints that provide information on the composition and properties of substances and materials.In many cases, these spectra are very complex - a detailed analysis makes computer-aided simulations indispensable.While quantum chemical calculations in principle enable extremely precise prediction of infrared spectra, their applicability in practice is made difficult by the high computational effort associated with them.
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The Aviation Services Research Centre (ASRC), co-founded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and The Boeing Company (Boeing), enters into a new phase today, with the opening of the newly built centre in Block X of the PolyU campus.PolyU also signed a Letter of Intent with Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., Ltd (GAMECO), a leading MRO service provider in the Mainland and the region, which marks a milestone of MRO industry in the Mainland joining ASRC.Research services well-received and supported by the industryThe opening ceremony of the ASRC new research facilities in Block X was hosted by Chairman of Council, PolyU, Mr Chan Tze-ching and PolyU President Prof. Timothy W. Tong; and officiated by Mr Carlson Tong, Chairman of the University Grants Committee; Professor Benjamin Wah, Chairman of Research Grants Council; Mr Dennis Floyd, Vice President for Strategy, Boeing Global Services, The Boeing Company; Mr Angus Barclay, Director and General Manager, Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited (HAESL); Mr Augustus Tang, Chief Executive Office, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. (HAECO); and Mr Clemens Ziegler, Director of Business Development Component, Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., Ltd (GAMECO)."Our valued and trusted partners have been key to our success," said Mr Dennis Floyd, Vice President for Strategy, Boeing Global Services."The Aviation Services Research Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University will continue to lead the way in aerospace innovation," Mr Floyd said.
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Researchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered how graphene, a single-atom-thin layer of carbon, can be forged into three-dimensional objects by using laser light.A striking illustration was provided when the researchers fabricated a pyramid with a height of 60 nm, which is about 200 times larger than the thickness of a graphene sheet.The research was supported by the Academy of Finland and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of China.Graphene is a close relative to graphite, which consists of millions of layers of graphene and can be found in common pencil tips.After graphene was first isolated in 2004, researchers have learned to routinely produce and handle it.Graphene can be used to make electronic and optoelectronic devices, such as transistors, photodetectors and sensors.
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Outer membrane vesicles, biological nanoparticles shed during normal growth by bacteria, have seen significant recent advances in engineering and are thus finding new utility as therapeutic and drug delivery agents.One specific research focus explored recently in the literature is the use of bacterial vesicles as adjuvants in vaccine formulations.Early success in this area has demonstrated protection against infection by a number of bacterial species in animal models by engineering vesicles to display species-specific antigens as cargo, either within the interior of the vesicles or displayed on the exterior vesicle surface.In an effort to highlight recent advances in this field, this article explores recent and ongoing efforts to develop novel engineering methods aimed at providing new functionalities for bacterial vesicles as they apply to vaccine formulations.Specifically emerging technologies for engineering these structures, including cargo loading and surface modification will be explored.Bacterial vesicles show great promise as biologically-, derived nanoparticles that could function as a platform technology in a variety of fields.
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From Sept. 27 to Oct. 5, a competitive programming boot camp is bringing students from all over the world to Barcelona.It is set to prepare them for the prestigious ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, ICPC.The event is organized by MIPT's Laboratory for IT Education Development in collaboration with Harbour.Space University with the support of Sberbank of Russia."The Russian school of competitive programming is one of the best, and Russian IT education has built a strong brand recognized abroad," says Alexey Maleyev, who heads the Laboratory for IT Education Development."Harbour.Space University showcases Russian IT education standards for the international audience by making extensive use of our teaching methods and attracting the world's leading professors.It is a convenient programming hub that is within reach of students not just from Europe but, say, from South America."
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Tropical Depression Pilar weakened to a remnant low pressure area as it continued to crawl north along the west coast of Mexico.Satellite data revealed no circulation center.NOAA's GOES West satellite provided an infrared image of Mexico's west coast on Sept. 26 at 7:45 a.m. (1145 UTC).The image showed disorganized clouds south of Baja California.The infrared image makes the clouds appear transparent in the image.NOAA manages the GOES series of satellites and the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Md.
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