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Noble isn’t quite the household name when it comes to sports cars, but that’s because the small British manufacturer has only been producing one model, the V8-equipped M600, since 2009.They showed up to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, however, with the new M500 concept that’s designed to be the “friendlier little brother” to the M600, and more of an affordable, entry-level model.Just keep in mind that Noble charges over $400,000 for the M600.The M600’s little brother is an apt description; the M500 is set to feature Ford’s 3.5-liter, twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, producing 550 horsepower.The engine will placed in the middle of the car, behind the seats, and paired with a direct-shift dual-clutch automatic gearbox powering the rear wheels.Along with the Ford engine, the M500 borrows from a few other big-name sports cars, namely the headlights from the Chevy Corvette and what could be considered Bugatti Chiron-inspired air intakes on the sides.
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Back in the 1990s, the idea of having a painting on your wall which was actually a digital display was something only the likes of Bill Gates possessed.Today, digital picture frames are such old news that your grandparents might own one without you raising too much of an eyebrow.The news, then, that yet another digital display has popped up on Kickstarter is hardly the kind of thing to get your blood pumping — except that Canvia has a pretty darn good hook to make it stand out from the crowd.As its creators describe it, Canvia uses proprietary image processing and built-in sensors which adapt curated art to your room’s ambient visual conditions and décor.To put that into real-world terms, it means that just as is the case with, for instance, a real oil painting on canvas, it will subtly alter its appearance to reflect surrounding light sources.That should make it superior to many digital displays when it comes to showcasing the color, texture, and brushstrokes of a particular artwork.
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Our hero fixed a spook-puter and tried to take a broken part back to the officeOn-Call Welcome once more to On-Call, the column The Register squeezes in before the weekend so you can revel in a fellow reader’s tales of tech support terror.This week meet “Zac” who told us the story of how “When I started as a computer engineer for a now defunct manufacture everything was learned on the job (in the 'field').“I'd arrive at a major high street bank computer centre to fix stuff I'd never ever seen,” Zac recalled “I'd have to ask the operators what the problem was, and then to show me what it was doing - surreptitiously watching what they did so I could repeat the procedure until I'd fixed it.”Zac’s career kicked off in the days of tapes and punched cards, “enormous great vertical fixed disks on 100psi oil bearings” and all manner of mainframe-era monsters.“Being thrown in at the deep end was the standard – and only - training procedure.’
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If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say “iPads are not productive” I’d have a lot more dollars.And they’d still be wrong.Adobe next year will kill that myth completely, as it brings Photoshop and then its other creative apps across to Apple’s pro tablet, a report claims.The company also intends bringing its other creative apps over to Apple’s tablets.Adobe needs to do this, of course – iPad users have plenty of Photoshop alternatives, such as Pixelmator and Affinity – but the move also shows how rapidly Apple has evolved its tablets since they were first introduced.What’s most interesting is that Adobe’s chief product officer of Creative Cloud Scott Belsky makes the point that: “Newer versions of the iPad Pro are now powerful enough to support Adobe’s apps...”
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Technological advances have, in general, led to better video games over the years, and the horsepower of the Nintendo Switch allows it to run Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!with plenty of detail, but Game Freak may have gone too far this time.The Pokémon Company released a new trailer for Let’s Go on Thursday, July 12, showing off the vibrant and colorful Kanto region you’ll be able to explore either alone or with a friend.As you travel, you’ll be able to bond with your partner Pokémon — Eevee or Pikachu, depending on the version you’re playing.Activities you can do include petting their heads, customizing their clothes, and yes, changing their hair.The trailer shows a few different available hairdos for the little monsters, and they’re all terrifying.
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A newly published study has linked high blood pressure to brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s.Researchers specifically point to blood pressure later in life, finding that patients with higher systolic blood pressure had a greater risk of brain lesions.The study followed 1288 older individuals until their death, at which point their brains were studied.The study was recently published in the journal Neurology, where researchers say the volunteers passed away at an average age of 89 years old.During their time in the study, researchers monitored the volunteers’ blood pressure; autopsies on their brains were conducted after the volunteers died.From this, researchers found a link between high blood pressure and increased brain disease risk.
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Instagram just added a questions sticker to Instagram Stories, giving users a new way to interact with one another.Our guide will show you how the questions sticker works.Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS.Step 1: Once you’ve taken or uploaded a photo or video to Stories, tap the sticker button near the top-right corner of the screen.Step 2: Tap the questions sticker.Step 3 (optional): The questions sticker can be used to ask your followers a question, or to prompt your followers to ask you questions.
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It took just seconds for a team of four thieves to make off with $27,000 worth of Apple products over the weekend, an ABC News affiliate reports.The team of bandits ripped out electronics that were tethered to display chargers from tables across an Apple store in Fresno, California.The robbery, which took place in the Fashion Fair Mall, seemed to shock customers and Apple store employees, who stood by as the fast-acting bunch grabbed as many electronics as possible before shoving their way out of the store.The entire heist was captured by surveillance cameras and showed four young men wearing hoodies making fast work of taking laptops and iPhones.In total, the crew managed to steal 26 items, all from the center two tables in the front and middle of the store.Laptops were slammed shut and pulled from their securing cords, and iPhones were quickly yanked out before the group ran for the exit.
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I don’t have the opportunity to try many out at this job, but when I do, there’s an invariable pang of jealousy for kids today who have much broader access to sophisticated playthings than we did in our day.Nerf Laser Ops Pro is a pretty solid example of this.It finds the company combining a solid bit of nostalgic IP with some modern technology, to good effect.The new toys, which hit virtual store shelves next Monday, look like a Nerf, play like a Lazer Tag and incorporate your smartphone to help take them a step beyond what either line has offered in the past.I have a vague memory of the original Lazer Tag system being prohibitively expensive in my youth — or maybe that’s just what my parents told me because they didn’t want any fake guns lying around the house.Here’s a pretty depressing story from the height of Lazer Tag’s success that no doubt caused its manufacturers to rethink the product’s presentation.
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Dan Seifert / The VergeSamsung’s smartwatch line has gone under the Gear brand since 2014, but this year, rumors suggest that Samsung might swap that out for something better known: the Galaxy name.Even more interesting than the name change is what that change could mean for the smartwatch itself.The strongest sign of the name change comes from a trademark filing in Korea, spotted by SamMobile, on a logo for “Samsung Galaxy Watch” — a product that does not yet exist.An earlier, albeit entirely unsourced, rumor from a leaker on Twitter, also stated that the watch could go under the Galaxy name.The Galaxy brand is better known and could help the line sell better.
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If you’re creating recipes for people cooking in the U.S., you’ll probably take for granted that your audience will have a fridge, stovetop, and oven.But in Thailand and Vietnam, not every kitchen has an oven.“The kitchen is still very much cooking on the surface,” Jaimohan Thampi, head of digital transformation and Internet of Things at Electrolux Asia-Pacific, told Digital Trends.To cater to its diverse Asia-Pacific market, Electrolux partnered with SideChef, which makes a recipe app that includes voice commands, step-by-step videos, and integrated timers.For the new Electrolux Life mobile app, SideChef brought all those features and helped incorporate some of the appliance maker’s recipes.“There are certain recipes that are really customized for Electrolux appliances, like for instance the steam oven,” said Thampi.
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Just as I was getting to the bit about how my dreams always ended with me falling down a massive garbage disposal, he interrupted me to explain that I was more or less describing the plot of Warriors of Virtue, the much-maligned fantasy movie directed by Ronny Yu in 1997.Moments later, the anthropomorphic kangaroo creatures from the darkest corners of my adolescent imagination were on my TV in all of their unholy glory.Warriors of Virtue tells the story of Ryan Jeffers (Mario Yedidia), a teen with a disability who dreams of playing for his high school football team, but makes do participating as a water boy.Ryan’s a smart kid whose love of football translates into a brilliant sense of strategy that goes unappreciated by his teammates and coach, but it’s something that his friend Ming (Dennis Dun), a line cook with astonishing kung-fu skills, can see clearly.Ryan’s life takes a turn for the extraordinary after Ming gifts him with a mystical book.He’s transported to the magical land of Tao, where all manner of otherworldly creatures are locked in an epic war for natural resources.
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Growth in smartphone sales is, after an all-time run, finally getting the shakes.Sure, there are great phones out there, and surprises that make us remember the passion we had for new devices, but they’ve become just another consumer good.Like TVs, cars, or laptops, flagships smartphones are now too expensive to just keep upgrading, the differences between brands are increasingly small, and true innovation is often mixed up with gimmicks.The smartphone market right nowWe’ve known since late 2017 that flagship smartphone sales have been in decline.Editor’s Pick: Here are the 10 most sold phones of all time — you’re in for a surprise
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If you're looking for the best processors for cryptocurrency mining in 2018, then you've come to the right place, as we've listed the very best CPUs for mining a range of cryptocurrencies.While many people think that graphics cards are the most important component when it comes to mining, getting the right CPU for your mining rig is also important.It may be tempting to go for the cheapest possible CPU you can, in order to maximise your mining profits, but you may actually be hampering your mining.Pair the best mining CPU with the best mining GPU and best mining motherboard, and choose the best cryptocurrency for your needs, then you'll soon have a mining powerhouse that can start earning you a fair chunk of money, helping to pay off the costs of the hardware in the long run.The best mining processors 2018Cores: 16 | Threads: 32 | Base clock: 3.4GHz | Boost clock: 4.0GHz | L3 cache: 32MB | TDP: 180W
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The Australian government has announced it has awarded IBM with an impressively lucrative $750 million (AUD$1 billion) contract to develop blockchain and other related solutions, despite their bungling of the country’s national census in 2016.Dr. Wissam Raffoul, an information and communications adviser, told the Australian Financial Review: “If you engineer a bad experience like the census, why do you expect IBM can do a better service.”Raffoul further emphasized that the government was likely repeating past mistakes from the IT-boom at the turn of the millennium, when large, long-term contracts with one entity often caused headaches.Dean Lacheca, research director for the government and public sector, indicated that the deal was a direct result of Australia‘s storied history of investing in IBM solutions.But within minutes of going live, it was hammered with four separate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.What followed was an excruciating 40-hour outage – an inconvenience compounded by the fact that failure to take part in the census is illegal in Australia, with fines of up to $180 a day mandated.
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Two women attending a highbrow musical theatre production have enraged the ack-tors playing on stage, thanks to shouting "Yes!"and presumably doing a small clenched-fist gesture during the England football team's recent World Cup penalty success.The theatregoers were in Nottingham for a performance of Titanic the Musical last Tuesday, with the event -- unfortunately for some -- coinciding with England's World Cup knockout match with Colombia.Two women had the solution though, in surreptitiously streaming the match on their phones, a trick they may have got away with had they not openly celebrated the historic penalty save and Eric Dier's kick -- which we are reliably informed was a banger -- that got England through to the quarter-finals.Actor Niall Sheehy was not impressed, though, and posted: "To the two women in the front row tonight who not only followed the penalty shootout on their phone, but also said 'yesss' on each goal scored, you are the most ignorant audience members I have ever had the misfortune to perform in front of."The Theatre Royal in Nottingham said in a statement: "Even if audience members feel that they are being quiet or discreet in checking their phones during a performance, it is both disrespectful and distracting to the actors on stage and to the other people around them."
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Love them or hate them, read receipts are a common feature on messaging platforms and they’ll soon arrive on Skype.Microsoft was spotted testing the feature in its latest Skype Preview build, indicating that the feature will soon be part of the regular Skype product.Once live, users will be able to see who has read their message even if the recipient hasn’t responded.Read receipts, the small note at the end of your last message that shows it was read and at what time, are found on the majority of popular messaging platforms.The feature is convenient for a number of reasons, primarily for reassurance that someone did receive and view the message.However, read receipts are unpopular for the same reason, potentially causing issues if you, for example, open and view a message but delay responding.
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Vox Media has affiliate partnerships.These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links.For more information, see our ethics policy.If you’re in need of an unlocked Android phone that won’t cost you much at all, the original Google Pixel comes recommended if stock Android software and a quality camera are at the top of your wishlist.While the Snapdragon 821 hardware inside is a bit outdated and the 1080p display isn’t top of the line, the camera is top-notch and still holds up with some of 2018’s flagships if you can deal with some lens flare.This 128GB model in the Very Silver color variant is heavily discounted at B, going for $379.
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This one gets a massive "Hela yeah" from us.Not only was Cate Blanchett's Hela a perfectly villainous foil for Thor, her eye makeup was shaded to perfectly match the lines of her headpiece/spider-antlers.Get the look: Get a job, buy your own apartment, start that Spin Class and destroy the patrilineal establishment.
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En av årets hittills största nyheter är att den brittisk-amerikanska konsultfirman Cambridge Analytica utnyttjat över 87 miljoner Facebookanvändares personuppgifter för att påverka bland annat det senaste amerikanska presidentvalet och folkomröstningen rörande ett brittiskt EU-utträde.Reportern bakom avslöjandet lyfter nu ett varningens finger inför höstens svenska val."Jag tror att Sveriges demokrati är otroligt sårbar, och den är hotad.Vi har haft riktigt stora uppvaknanden i Storbritannien och USA kring hur olagliga och dolda metoder kan underminera våra val.Sverige borde lära sig av det och inte vara för passiva", säger hon till Di Digital efter ett seminarium i Sveriges Radios regi.Ny lagstiftning skulle hjälpa för att hindra utvecklingen, anser hon.
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