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Enter the 'dope' world of Dahir SemenovEarlier this week, Mashable, a clickbait site for millennials, showcased a novel urban transport system.It got very excited, calling it "dope" and the "future of transportation".The "gyroscopic" transport concept involves giant pods precariously balanced at treetop height that rumble along little-used median strips – the dividing areas between roads and lanes such as the central reservation on a motorway.On board, hundreds of passengers serenely enjoy the ride.Serene, perhaps, because this is a city which has no bridges at all.
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Finnish phone maker HMD Global on Wednesday announced the Nokia 8, its latest smartphone to use the once-dominant Nokia brand, and its first aimed at the more premium side of the market — in Europe, at least.The device looks like a fairly typical flagship phone in most respects: It’s got a strong chipset, a sharp display, dual cameras, and the like.The one unusual feature of the Nokia 8 is something HMD calls "Dual-Sight."This lets you shoot photos and photos using the front- and rear-facing cameras at the same time.The result is a split-screen view that ideally looks something like this, according to HMD:HMD is trying to call images taken with this camera mode "bothies."
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It’s easier to grab stuff on the move, and over-the-shoulder bags often look more professional than traditional backpacks.But after carrying Ona’s Union Street messenger bag every day for more than a year, it was already showing signs of wear.I swapped to the Moshi’s Arcus backpack for a change of pace and I haven’t looked back.A bag for photographers and techiesI carry a lot of products for my job.I also have my Nikon D7000 DSLR with three different lenses; a 10.5-inch iPad Pro (or sometimes my 12.3-inch Samsung Chromebook Pro); a New Nintendo 3DS; a 20,100mAh battery pack; and a plethora of cables and other accessories.
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Image Credit: The Sheep's MeowDon’t be fooled by Exposure’s sleek geometric look and minimalist soundtrack.It’s a tense game about hiding from predators, scurrying from one safe space to another, and changing colors for camouflage.It’s the first commercial work from the two-person team The Sheep’s Meow, an indie game studio based in New York.I could switch colors to blend in with patches of light and dark, hiding from the sharp-angled predators.The screen continually drifted to the right, forcing me to move from one hiding spot to another.
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Look, you don’t even have to tell us: you’ve been eyeing a MacBook Pro as your next laptop for college.We get it: they’re shiny and powerful.Luckily for you, B Photo is holding a back to school sale on 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models for up to hundreds of dollars off.Now, before you scoff at deals on last year’s Apple laptops, know that the difference in performance between the two model years is negligible, even with the Kaby Lake processor update of 2017.Knowing that, you can save a ton of cash without FOMO, as the cool kids say, on last year’s laptops still fresh out of the box.Leading with the best deal first, last year’s 2016, 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar housing 256GB of storage is $300 off at just $1,499 on BEssentially, you’re getting the complete new MacBook Pro experience for the price of one without the Touch Bar – not bad at all.
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And what better than to welcome the approaching autumn with a couple of really tired studiouttryck and what is actually meant by these?It is not about the stuffthe point is that it is your experience and artistic sense which matter, and not what equipment you are sitting on.this is not to say that you can get away with anything, just because you happen to be gifted.Fin, or rather the ”right” equipment can absolutely ease.Or ”Less is more” as it is usually called in the vernacular, is not working in production or mix.
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This is your weekly roundup of what you should watch during our magnificent two-day break.As you can see from the picture, the third season of "You're the Worst" is on Hulu right now.No, it's not a family comedy.However, it's a great show that you might want to give a shot before its fourth-season premiere in September.Netflix does not have a great selection of originals this week.However, you are running out of time to watch "American Dad!"
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Scott Faust is a big fan of footballer Luis Suárez."I was playing Fantasy Premier League when Suárez was still at Liverpool," he says.At the time, if you didn't captain him, you weren't smart."But with everyone selecting the same players and with limited ways to score fantasy points, Faust soon became bored.As a keen player of the more in-depth fantasy NFL games, Faust saw an opportunity."I realised I could combine the proven mechanics of fantasy NFL with the game I love: Premier League football."
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Unlimited phone plans are back, and MetroPCS just got on the bandwagon.The carrier, which is known for its prepaid options, has just announced a new plan that gives subscribers unlimited 4G LTE data…but only if you sign up two lines under the deal.By doing so, both lines get unlimited high-speed mobile data for a total of $75/month, making each phone’s monthly cost about half of what you’d pay for unlimited at a big carrier.MetroPCS is a prepaid carrier that operates on the T-Mobile network, its biggest boasting points being inexpensive plans and frequent deals on phones.The carrier announced on Tuesday a new option for getting unlimited 4G LTE data through it, doing so by signing up two lines.The total price, as mentioned above, is $75, working out to about $37 per phone.
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Ensi vuonna ehdotetaan otettavaksi käyttöön uusi valtion korvaus kunnille maassa laittomasti oleskelevien henkilöiden kiireellisen sosiaalihuollon kustannuksiin, kertoo valtiovarainministeriö.Tarkoitukseen ehdotetaan varattavaksi 5,3 miljoonan euron määräraha."Maahanmuuton kustannukset on mitoitettu sen mukaan, että Suomeen tulee 7000 uutta turvapaikanhakijaa, kuten aiemmin on arvioitu.Menojen vähenemistä rajoittaa se, että turvapaikkahakemusten käsittely kestää pitempään.Tämän vuoksi oikeuslaitos saa lisää resursseja valitusten käsittelyn vauhdittamiseksi", todetaan ministeriön tiedotteessa.Puolustusvoimien toimintamenoja ehdotetaan korotettavaksi nettomääräisesti 27 miljoonalla eurolla viime vuoden talousarviosta.
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It certainly looks like GizChina readers are going to be importing from India, besides just China, in the coming months and years.After all, the market is one of the hottest, especially with a bunch of value-for-money devices showing up every now and then.The newest in this category is the Lenovo K8 Note that was just announced in India.The phone will attempt to take on the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 among other budget phablets.The highlight of the device is on its rear — where it has a dual camera setup.Let’s have a look at the official Lenovo K8 Note specifications, as specified by the manufacturer:
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Mozilla has released version 55 of Firefox for Windows, making it the first desktop browser to officially support the WebVR standard.WebVR is an open virtual reality spec designed for using VR headsets with web browsers.The API is built on Javascript.Versions of Chrome for Android greater than 56 and the Samsung Internet Browser for Gear VR currently support WebVR, but WebVR's dev site does not list another desktop browser that supports it in a stable release.Microsoft is working on bringing support to its Edge Browser and Google has an experimental version of Chrome for Windows with WebVR.To use, you pop on your supported nerd goggles and click on the VR icon on the webpage.
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The episodes in Game of Thrones season 7 have all been excellent so far, but none have been quite as good as what we saw last night with episode 4, “The Spoils of War.” After Daenerys’s armies and ships were utterly devastated over the past two episodes, this week we get to see her take matters into her own hands.Warning: what follows after this paragraph are comprehensive spoilers for this week’s Game of Thrones episode, “The Spoils of War.” If you haven’t watched the episode yet and you don’t want the story spoiled for you, do not read on.Littlefinger presents Bran with a dagger made of Valyrian steel – the very one that an assassin tried to use to claim Bran’s life way back in season one.Cersei meets again with Tycho Nestoris, the representative from the Iron Bank of Braavos, who has made the trip to King’s Landing to collect on the massive Lannister debt.The dragonglass isn’t the only thing he wants her to see, as he’s also discovered ancient cave drawings created by the Children of the Forest.Jon, in a moment of wisdom, explains that people follow Daenerys because they believe she can give them a different world than the horrible one they’ve always known.
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Facebook Live could soon see several new options, including live AR effects, live audio, and live Stories.Facebook users could soon have more ways to share unscripted, unfiltered videos — the social media platform is currently testing the ability to go live through Facebook Camera, as well as live inside Facebook Stories and even live audio.Over the weekend, Facebook confirmed live Facebook Camera, as well as live Stories, are currently being tested.Both Stories and Camera are relative newcomers to Facebook.With the growing popularity of live video, it is not surprising that Facebook is testing new ways to go live, as well as places to share live videos beyond the news feed.The Facebook Camera update allows the augmented reality camera option to serve as another method for accessing live video.
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The value of bitcoin soared to a record high on Friday, following a split in the cryptocurrency the previous week.The cryptocurrency's exchange rate jumped 16 percent to $3,292.41, reported Bloomberg, whereas the price of its new counterpart Bitcoin Cash plummeted 62 percent to $274.The split that spawned Bitcoin Cash occurred following a feud about the best way to upgrade the cryptocurrency's underlying technology, which has slowed with bitcoin's growing popularity.The schism worried investors, but the rising price of bitcoin seems to indicate the split has, initially at least, proved a step in the right direction for the digital currency, which will start to see some transactions moved off the main network later this month as the new system comes into play.
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South Korean prosecutors applied to Samsung Electronics ' vice chairman of the board of the working party Jay Y. Lee to 12 years vankeisrangaistusta, reported Reuters news agency.the Charges associated with the whole earth shake a bribe scandal, the centre of which is in march, the South Korean president's office shelved the Park Geun-hye.lee's father is Samsung's chairman Lee kun-Hee.Lee has actually led to a giant group, after his father had a heart attack in 2014.Lee allegedly paid bribes, through which he sought to strengthen the position of the group as a director.in Addition, Lee is suspected of the company of commingling of funds and assets hiding overseas.
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Valmetin toimitusjohtaja Pasi Laine on nähnyt omina Valmet-vuosinaan, miten teolliset työpaikat ovat hävinneet ja osin muuttuneet valkokaulusväen hommiksi.Tampereen Sarankulman tehtaalla oli ennen halli täynnä koneita ja työntekijöitä.Nyt konemiesten töitä on yhä vähemmän.Jotta Valmetiin ja muihin teknologiayhtiöihin pääsee töihin, on oltava kunnon koulutus.Urapolku tsupparista johtajaksi ei ole koskaan ollut helppo, mutta nyt se vaikuttaa lähes mahdottomalta.Tsupparin tai apulaisen paikkoja ei ole ollut enää vuosikymmeniin.
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Updated Marcus Hutchins, the unassuming Brit who found and activated the kill switch in the WannaCry ransomware, has been arrested by the FBI in America.Hutchins had been invited over to the States for the DEF CON hacking conference, held last week in Las Vegas, Nevada, and stayed on a few extra days to do the usual touristy things in the area.He attended various parties at the event, went shooting, as is somewhat traditional, and had been planning to return home yesterday.I'm actually pretty excited to get back to work soon.Haven't touched a debugger in over a month now.— MalwareTech (@MalwareTechBlog) August 2, 2017
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is selling its Eat24 food delivery service to Grubhub for $287.5 million in cash, the company announced today.Yelp and Grubhub will enter into a "long-term strategic partnership" as part of the deal, in which Yelp will integrate online ordering from Grubhub restaurants into its platform.The deal, which Yelp disclosed in its Q2 earnings announcement on Thursday, is subject to closing conditions, including antitrust approval.Under the terms of the deal, Yelp is entitled to a $15 million termination fee if the acquisiton does not close by November due to antitrust conditions.Yelp, an online reviews site, acquired Eat24 in February 2015 for $134 million.The deal marks Grubhub's latest move to expand its reach to new users across different platforms.
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Microsoft has spun up families of virtual machines packed with GPUs and beefy compute muscle for Azure UK customers.The G, H and N series of VMs, which are aimed at applications from heavy realtime data analytics to AI, are now available in Redmond's UK region.Microsoft believes they will save Brit customers who need G, H or N instances a little bit of latency time compared to connecting to Azure data centers outside Blighty.The Windows giant enabled, in various corners of the globe, Nvidia-powered series N VMs in December 2016; the beefy series H in September 2016; and RAM-stuffed series G in January 2015.Now its UK server farms, opened in September 2016, are catching up with services available elsewhere.Of course, Microsoft had to have a dig at Google and AWS, which don't yet have GPU-linked VMs in their UK cloud services.
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