ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia has a new smartphone in the works.The device whose name remains unknown at the moment has been spotted on China’s TENAA and the GeekBench site.Bearing the NX617J model number, the device appears to have a sturdy design with a rear fingerprint sensor, dual rear cameras, and a large display with the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio.According to details on TENAA, the Nubia NX617J is expected to come with a 6-inch 18:9 screen of 2160x1080px resolution and will be powered by the Snapdragon 625 chipset.TENAA revealed that the device will be offered in 3GB, 4GB and 6GB of RAM with 32GB or 128GB of expandable storage.As far as the camera specs are concerned, the NX617J will come fitted with a 16MP+8MP dual combo, while a 16MP selfie snapper will sit above the display.
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WPP faces another significant hurdle less than a week after the departure of CEO Martin Sorrell as one of its biggest clients, Ford, has launched a global creative review.GTB, formerly known as Global Team Blue, is the Detroit division dedicated to handling Ford’s marketing business.A spokesperson for WPP referred to that organization, which had not responded to requests for comment at press time.“We value the talented and creative women and men at WPP.They are trusted partners and curators of the Ford brand,” said a Ford spokesperson.“We don’t share private business matters but can tell you we have offered WPP more specifics about our marketing redesign and operational fitness aspirations.”
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Amazon, LG Electronics and KMG-Imports are being sued by a man in the US State of Rhode Island for selling a vaping box and batteries that allegedly burst into flames and set him on fire.In a lawsuit filed last month in Rhode Island Superior Court in Providence County, and just shifted to US District Court for Rhode Island, plaintiff Kyle Melone claims that two lithium ion batteries he purchased for his e-cigarette device "spontaneously exploded in [his] pocket setting his shorts and leg on fire."The hardware in question, LG HG2 18650 3000mAh flat top rechargeable batteries, were used with Pioneer4you's iPV5 200W TC Box Mod vaping device, referred to in the complaint as an e-cigarette.Melone, a passenger in father's car at the time, "jumped out of the car and attempted to remove the batteries from his pocket and extinguish the flames, resulting in burns to his hands."His injuries, it is claimed, caused considerable pain and incurred lost wages and significant medical bills.A GoFundMe campaign set up last May to raise money for medical expenses, purportedly by Melone's aunt, describes serious injuries arising from battery combustion, with a picture to match.
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With its rushing rivers, sprawling canyons, and lush forests, America's Yellowstone National Park is an absolute treasure, but buried deep beneath its picturesque surface lies a hell that’s just waiting to be unleashed.Using computer models, researchers have simulated the conditions beneath North America’s largest supervolcano—discovering a zone that may control the movement of magma flowing out from the Earth’s mantle.A huge reservoir of magma lurks beneath Yellowstone National Park, but it’s been 630,000 years since this hidden supervolcano experienced a supereruption, and 70,000 years since its last major lava spill.Scientists aren’t sure if and when the next eruption will occur, but should it happen, lava would pour out from the Yellowstone caldera and cover an area extending for 30 to 40 miles.New research published this week in Geophysical Research Letters furthers our understanding of the magma bodies located below Yellowstone National Park, and how this extensive lava-filled plumbing system actually works.Using computer models, a team led by University of Oregon geologist Dylan P. Colón uncovered a previously undetected crustal transition zone that could tell us how the magma located deep beneath the surface creeps up and spills onto the surface.
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AT has tweaked its prepaid plans, making them slightly more attractive than before.Of note, users now have the option of an 8GB prepaid plan that costs $50/month, double or more the high-speed data you’ll get from similarly priced plans elsewhere.As is common with prepaid plans, the carrier is making it attractive to set up auto pay by reducing the monthly fee in return.Before now, AT customers had the option of a 6GB high-speed data plan for $45/month, five bucks cheaper for those using auto pay.The new 8GB plan is a great update from that, offering an extra two gigs of high-speed data for the same $40/month rate when auto pay is used.Signing up for auto pay is the key part of the new plan.
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The Taiwanese smartphone maker that reached its peak in 2009 is doing its best to get back the former popularity.It’s a bit difficult to make any predictions because the market is full of various manufacturers and it’s very difficult to come in with a device that differs from others.However, we can’t ignore this company and we should pay attention to its new models as well.The entry-level HTC Desire 12 and its larger variant, the HTC Desire 12+ were announced back on March 20.A month later, on April 20, HTC announced those devices will become available for purchase in China starting May 1.As ePrice reports, the HTC Desire 12 is already available for pre-order at 1300 yuan ($206), while the HTC Desire 12+ will go on sale later in May or June.
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The origin story has gone from urban legend to the Oxford dictionary: A group of high school stoners in Northern California in the ’70s birthed the concept of 4/20, and their friendship with the Grateful Dead helped turn an afternoon burnout activity into a legitimate (though illicit at the time) movement.Now 4/20 is an unofficial national holiday, gathering steam as states across the country continue to legalize marijuana for recreational sales.There aren’t any Hallmark cards to commemorate it (yet) but there are plenty of ways to celebrate, from the High Times Cannabis Cup (in suburban Los Angeles) to the Mile High Block Party and Snoop Dogg’s Wellness Retreat (Denver) to far too many Cheech & Chong movie marathons to count.For the past several years, they’ve been sidling up to the April smoke day as a means to get close to the millennial cool kids—and maybe their Gen X parents and boomer grandparents.But so far they’re keeping it light, possibly to diffuse any potential backlash.Mainstream companies aren’t far behind.
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It might take just one puff of cannabis to quickly if temporarily dull depression, depending on the strain, suggests a new study published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders.But smoking weed for too long might also make you sadder over time, the researchers found.Researchers at Washington State University looked at the responses of over 500 medical weed users who regularly logged onto an app called Strainprint.Users of Strainprint, which is available in Canada, can record what strain and dose of cannabis they’re smoking, as well as how their personal symptoms change after taking it.In total, they looked at over 11,000 recorded toking sessions that included symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.On average, they found, people’s ratings (on a one to 10 scale) of their depression, anxiety, and stress dropped by at least 50 per cent within four hours of inhaling cannabis.
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If you want to really upset a London Marathon runner this weekend, ask them one simple question: ‘How are you going to pace the race?’If they answer confidently, just draw your breath in, almost imperceptibly, and say ‘...are you sure?’Because that will destroy the modicum of confidence that they’ve built up, unless they’ve done so many marathons that they’re not even sure of how to do one poorly.Every single marathon runner knows that a correct pacing strategy is crucial to getting a good time, and finding out what that is… well, it’s nigh-on impossible.Missing out on a PB by a minute is a tough one, but with the hindsight of a year it’s pretty cool that the online calculators were pretty accurate in predicting my times.But when I dug in a little more, I found something that intrigued me: this app would not only tell you how fast it believed you could run, it would also whisper the marathon pace you need to be running to hit your goals into your ear for the whole race.
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Audible CEO Don Katz said that he bonded with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos over a strange obsession with serving customers.AudibleAudible CEO Don Katz founded the digital audiobook company in 1995, launched with one of the world's first digital audio players.Katz sold Audible to Amazon in 2008 for $300 million, keeping it largely independent and retaining his role as CEO.Katz has been running a tech company for over a decade, and he got his master's in economics in the '70s.Check out previous episodes with:Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards
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In 2018, Huawei has managed to come in with various high-end and mid-range devices sporting trendy features.As for the low-end market, the company has announced it will launch three models named the Huawei Enjoy 8, Huawei Enjoy 8e, and Huawei Enjoy 8 Plus.These smartphones are focusing on younger customers.So it’s expected they will cost affordable.On the other hand, the Enjoy-line devices have always come with a stylish look.But they are considered to be thousand-yuan smartphones.
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The British teenager who was sufficiently talented and stupid to hack the webmail of the head of the CIA was today given a two-year jail sentence.Kane Gamble, who is now 18 but was 15 at the time of the attacks, blagged his way into the internet accounts of top American officials, including then-CIA chief John Brennan's AOL account (he's old), all from his parent's home on a Leicestershire housing estate.As well as gaining access to the email and phone accounts of security officials, he managed to get hold of "extremely sensitive" documents on military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Old bailey court in London, England, heard – some of which he passed to Wikileaks.He also goaded the world's most advanced intelligence agencies, posting the message, "I own you," on the home TV of the US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and left Johnson's wife a creepy voicemail message in which he asked: "Am I scaring you?"Not content with annoying officials personally, he also went on Twitter, leaving messages like: "@CIA set your game up homies.None of which was very smart.
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If you’ve watched the news or read a BuzzFeed article within the past 24 hours, you’ve seen screenshots or embedded tweets that helped tell that story.Well, Twitter finally received its Hogwarts Letter.Twitter closed out 2017 with its first-ever GAAP-profitable (generally accepted accounting principles) quarter—achieved by spending the past year refining its focus to the here and now and expanding content opportunities to support.Every change was an effort to keep it fresh and keep consumers coming back, thus creating more opportunities for brands to be creative with mobile video and incorporate better data, and machine learning, to further enhance their targeting, building relationships at scale.According to the most recent Pew Research Center study on social media behaviors, consumers don’t use Twitter nearly as often as the other platforms, coming in fourth with 46 percent of daily active users, barely edging out YouTube at 45 percent.Key tactics for supporting live events include:
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If you want to buy one of the recent Star Wars or Marvel Cinematic Universe films on Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon, you’re out of luck if you’re not a member of Amazon Prime.The online retailer has reserved a number of the home releases for the two franchises exclusively for purchase by Prime members.Amazon has made some items exclusives for Prime members before, using the exclusivity to drive customers toward signing up for the $99-per-year membership.We’ve reached out to Amazon to see how long this will last.As of now, The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, Ant-Man, The Avengers, Captain America: First Avenger, Winter Soldier, and Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, Iron Man 3, Spiderman: Homecoming, and Thor: The Dark World and Ragnarok are listed as exclusives for Prime members.
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Swedish DJ Avicii has died at the age of 28, his representative has announced.The news was first reported by various Swedish news outlets on Friday (20 April) evening.In a statement subsequently issued to Press Association, the DJ’s rep said: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.“He was found dead in Muscat, Oman, this Friday afternoon local time, April 20.“The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time.My heart goes out to his family.
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Much has been made of the fact that television ratings for this year’s Super Bowl, Oscars and Winter Olympics have decreased significantly compared to past years.These massive live tent pole events have typically been a ratings bonanza for the major networks, keeping viewers glued to the action and to the commercials that accompany them, yet concern over the lost audiences from these events often misses the point.It’s not that people no longer care about the Oscars, but rather the awards show’s ratings decline is indicative of a complete shift in how programming is consumed and how audiences are viewing advertisements.The evidence of this underlying issue is everywhere in front of us, from the ascendant subscriber numbers and heavy investment in original content by ad-free streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime, to the skyrocketing amount of time millennials and Generation Z spend on digital platforms like YouTube and Instagram, to the way broadcast networks are treating their bread-and-butter revenue stream, the 30-second spot.Just recently, Fox boldly announced it would reduce ad time to two minutes per hour by 2020, and in February, NBCUniversal promised to cut the number of ads in primetime programming by 20 percent.Significantly reduced or completely ad-free platforms aren’t an emerging trend; they’re the new normal.
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Rough week to be in Twitter support.Three days after the site experienced downtime across the globe, the site was hit by another outage.Status.io’s service site is currently listing a “active incident,” leaving many users unable to tweet.In other cases, the site isn’t loading at all, instead serving up internal server errors or messages stating that the service is “over capacity.”Here in the States, at least, the issue doesn’t appear to be quite as widespread as Tuesday’s incident.We’ve reached out to Twitter for comment and will update as soon as we hear more.
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The new "God of War" game is excellent, and critics are singing the game's praises.After working on the game for five years, director Cory Barlog filmed himself looking at reviews for the first time.As he realized that the game was universally praised, Barlog broke down and began crying."Thank you from the bottom of my heart," he said, "I'm glad I didn't f--- it up."In a video he posted to his personal YouTube channel on Thursday, Barlog visibly broke down upon seeing the impressively high score "God of War" received from nearly 100 critics on reviews aggregation site Metacritic.The game's currently sitting at a 95/100 average score, making it the highest-rated game of 2018 thus far.
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And while we wait for Meizu to unveil their brand new handset,the Meizu 15 on the much-anticipated launch event on April 22,just today we caught a glimpse of some images captured by the upcoming device.According to the company their new flagship will be equipped with the best camera technology in a Meizu handset to date.And a pair of leaked photos comes… to confirm this.Having a look at the official camera photos taken from the device’s dual camera, we can see that all in all the Meizu 15 produces photos with more vivid colors, higher resolution, and greater depth of field.Its dual-rear camera that we previously learned about simulates the binocular vision of humans, helping to better capture three-dimensional images.One of the key features of the Meizu 15 camera is that it automatically differentiates between day and night, and optimally adjusts settings, in order to snap the best possible photo in each scenario.
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One of the great things about 2D semiconductors like molybdenum disulfide is that they bend easily.They also allow electrons to zip through them pretty quickly.That combination makes them perfect for flexible OLED displays.However, if display makers try to build MoS2 into transistors needed to control OLED pixels, the resistance between the MoS2 and the transistors’ source and drain electrodes is so high that it puts the 2D wonder material out of contention for the job.They used the transistors to construct a simple 6 x 6-pixel array on a 7 micrometer-thick plastic sheet you can stick on your skin.It’s a measure of how quickly charge moves through a semiconductor.
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