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The company is known for its legions of obsessive young users who have embraced Juul’s discrete, flash-drive-shaped e-cigarettes and pleasing nicotine pods in flavors like fruit medley and mango.After an April inquiry from the Food and Drug Administration about its marketing, Juul pledged to spend $30 million over the next three years on youth smoking prevention and to support Tobacco 21, a national campaign aimed at raising the minimum age for tobacco and nicotine sales in the US.The company has declined to take a position on a controversial bill to ease FDA review of some new e-cigarette products.In May, Juul stayed out of an expensive battle over flavored tobacco in its hometown, San Francisco.Most recently, Juul last week tweeted from its corporate account that “it’s not an e-cigarette.” That confused Alex Clark, executive director of Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association, an advocacy group that supports e-cigarettes and tobacco alternatives.Public health advocates are also skeptical of Juul’s position on younger users.
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On Thursday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences shared the annual list long-awaited by television industry professionals, networks, and — more recently — streaming services.But this year's list was slightly different from the ones they've seen for almost two decades.For the first time in 17 years, HBO didn't take the crown for the most nominations of any platform, and to rub salt in the wound, it was a streaming service that took its place.As this chart from Statista shows, Netflix's 112 nomination put it in first place, with three more than runner-up HBO and four times as many as the next leading streaming service, Hulu.Last year, Netflix was behind HBO by a full 20 nominations.The nominations aren't wins, but for traditional networks who prioritize viewership, they are leverage for ad dollars.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 release date-level leaks showed the device in every day but final pics this week, just before the reveal of the Galaxy Note 9.The difference in smartphone releases this year – between 2018 and 2019 – is a break in tradition.In the past half-decade, we’ve been able to track what each successive Samsung flagship would likely have based on its most recent predecessor – back and forth between Galaxy S and Galaxy Note.When each new Samsung Galaxy S or Galaxy Note released in the past several years, we could take a stab at what it’d roll with.The Galaxy Note would give us an indicator for what the Galaxy S would bring next.The least of these Samsung Galaxy S10 units was tipped to come with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
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There are many exciting new applications that are being envisaged or created to take full advantage of what the cloud has to offer.In order to have the agility and power to take advantage of these opportunities, organizations such as communication service providers and enterprises will need to adopt different approaches to architecting their networks, software design and operations, and to the relationships they have with vendors.Much is being written about IoT, but these applications, which may result in as many as 1 million sensors or devices per square kilometre, will generate a far higher proportion of control signalling than user data.Recent versions of the 3GPP 4G standards are looking to address some of these issues, but fundamentally the network architecture and its functions will have to be extremely flexible and scalable to be able to respond if millions of these devices simultaneously come online in response to local events.These stringent specifications will require more distributed cloud-based processing that puts compute resources closer to the automated function.The network will, again, have to be architected differently, moving the cloud closer to the customer or device with ‘edge clouds’.
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A Labour MP has had an idea about how politics can be used for good instead of clogging up the internet with tedious, unfocused rage about Brexit -- get the government to give funds to local councils to erect massive football screens for people to watch the World Cup on.Seeing as the England team is not, at time of writing, considered to be as bad at football as usual.The idea's come from Labour MP and shadow minister for sport Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, who has optimistically sent a letter to the besieged inbox of Theresa May to suggest helping local authorities turn municipal spaces into football watching areas, then presumably spend loads more on policing the drunks all the way home again after the game(s).Allin-Khan's letter, should it ever get read, reads: "Local authorities, whether it be councils or assemblies, have parks and land where they could screen games like Trafalgar Square for example.I am sure the Government will want to show their support to the England team and therefore should actively look to show the semi-final and final on big screens at events across our major cities."Given that we all have access to quite a few more screens than we did the last time a home nation made it to a World Cup semi-final, it's unlikely to be that much of a priority.
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When meal kit deliveries first came onto the scene a few years ago, the meals were relatively simple.The top competitors in the market can deliver to most United States zip codes, and everything arrives in packaging that helps to keep it fresh for an additional 24 hours after the time of delivery (or another four to five days in the refrigerator).In the battle of cost, Plated comes out to $12 per serving for a two-person plan and $10 per serving for a 3- or 4-person plan.In both Blue Apron and Plated, you’ll find dishes that suit your palette, whether you like poultry, beef, or seafood, whether you’re a vegetarian, pescatarian, or omnivore.Blue Apron has stated that all the meats they use in their meals have no added hormones, and the seafood is are sustainably sourced.Both meal kit delivery companies have tasty recipes, but you may find that the options on Plated are a bit more sophisticated.
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The 2020 iPhone won’t be using Intel’s 5G modem, new reports suggest, with Apple dealing a supplier blow to the chip-maker in the midst of its market-share grab from rival Qualcomm.That’s because Apple’s choices for the next-next-next-generation iPhone aren’t limited to just two companies.Leaks back in December 2017 suggested that MediaTek was clawing its way onto the iPhone bill of materials, a move which would help dilute the Cupertino firm’s dependence on a handful of suppliers.Still, that doesn’t mean Intel hasn’t been given the bad news.According to Calcalis, Apple has informed the chip firm that the 2020 iPhone won’t be using Intel 5G modems.Intel execs have referred to the decision internally, though neither company has discussed it publicly and, indeed, are unlikely to.
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Emirates added a 3D VR experience to its website Tuesday, allowing visitors to check out the interiors of its A380.Users can wander around 3D renderings of the plane's economy, business and first class cabins, as well as the fancy lounge and shower.They can also sit in various seats in each section to check out the view and features, in addition being able to flick the cabin lights on and off -- something passengers aren't allowed to do normally.The real novelty is found in the more expensive sections, where users can see the extra legroom and (in first class) a minibar.Customers visiting the website via their mobile devices or the Emirates app can also book their seats within the virtual environment, and both cabin navigation and seat selection can be done using any VR headset."We are pleased to be the world's first airline to introduce this cutting edge web VR technology, which offers our customers an immersive opportunity to learn more about the fantastic Emirates experience before they step on board," said Alex Knigge, Emirates' senior vice president of corporate communications, marketing and brand (digital), said.
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Nu har det dykt upp ett rätt intressant benchmarkstest på Geekbench där en iPhone som kallas 11.2 står listad.Det man kan konstatera av testet är att enheten är utrustad med 4 GB RAM.Som alltid med dessa tester ska det tas med en nypa salt då dom går att manipulera, men det känns inte helt ologiskt att nästa modell går upp till 4 GB RAM.Än idag upplever undertecknad att minneshanteringen inte är helt på topp och om det beror på mjukvaran eller bristen på tillräckligt med RAM-minne vet jag inte.Men Safari har en tendens att ladda om flikar väldigt ofta istället för att hålla kvar dom i minnet.Tvåbarnspappa bosatt i Stockholm med en förkärlek till all teknik.
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The bodies of many different species of marine life — such as fish, sea turtles, eels, goliath groupers and even manatees — have washed ashore on Boca Grande beach in Florida over the past week.Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told ABC10 that “red tide” is likely causing the deaths.A red tide, formally known as a harmful algal bloom (HAB), occurs when “colonies of algae — simple plants that live in the sea and freshwater — grow out of control while producing toxic or harmful effects on people, fish, shellfish, marine mammals, and birds,” according to the National Ocean Service.“This bloom, like many HABs, is caused by microscopic algae that produce toxins that kill fish and make shellfish dangerous to eat.The toxins may also make surrounding air difficult to breathe.As the name suggests, the bloom of algae often turns the water red,” according to the service.
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It looks like there's finally going to be a Halo TV show.Showtime has commissioned 10 episodes of a Halo drama with a working title of, er, Halo.Set in the 26th century, it will tell the tale of humanity's battle against the Covenant and will use characters from the game series including Master Chief himself.Production is due to start early next year.Serious talk about a Halo TV show started way back in 2013.Back then, Microsoft intended to produce a range of original live-action TV shows for distribution through the Xbox One, and Steven Spielberg's name and Amblin production company were attached to the Halo project.
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Amazon's ambitions to become an online pharmacy are finally coming to fruition.The e-commerce giant on Thursday said it agreed to buy the online drug store PillPack.The startup, which was founded in 2013, ships medications to people in the US in pre-sorted dose packaging and caters to people who take multiple prescriptions a day.The acquisition is expected to close in the second half of this year.Amazon didn't disclose the value of the deal.PillPack already raised over $120 million in funding, according to Crunchbase.
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This is MapR's first 'big' release since its 6.0 last November.In that time the company ripped and replaced its CEO, a move that saw Matt Mills leave in January.At the time, MapR brought back company co-founder John Schroeder to head up the company - a move that was widely seen as an acknowledgement that it needed to reset the dial, focus more on the product and expand its portfolio within the existing customer base.Today's update aims to address issues customers have with data analytics.Senior veep for product management Anoop Dawar said that customers had "made it clear that traditional approaches to managing and processing data for AI and analytics leave critical gaps".He claimed the release demonstrated the "continual evolution" of its MapR platform, which was echoed by senior director for industry solutions Bill Peterson.
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we have All certainly been killed in the Fortnite of someone who is building a castle in 5 seconds, while you yourself are trying to get a a small wall just to take cover behind.But now it looks like that the so-called game mode Playground LTM, this week Fortnite.It can be compared to as a training mode, then you may be dropped completely alone (or with your three buddies) on the famous island.Well, down there you can work through to build in a variety of ways how much you want to or just run and look for chests.yes, the spawns also.for some reason, so is also friendly fire is enabled in this game mode.
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The consumer journey is hardly a new concept: It’s long been at the academic backbone of advertising and promotion.The digital revolution disrupted its system of reliable touch points, from broadcast to print, with an overabundance of search and social channels—channels that now play an increasingly significant role in influencing consumer opinion, choice and behavior.Since then, content has emerged as an unrivaled way of engaging consumers along their journey.It allows us to actually add value by helping consumers accomplish a goal, solve a problem or express an opinion.Pinterest, the world’s most visual search platform, draws more than 200 million people monthly who want to curate new ideas for their lives.They seek out content—including from brands—that helps them discover, plan, shop for and share products and services in line with their vision.
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Valve's march toward launching new virtual reality video games—perhaps up to three of them—got more interesting on Thursday with the announcement of an update to the company's next official piece of VR hardware.Dubbed Knuckles EV2, the mold-to-your-hand controller is still a developer-only prototype, but a huge dump of official information reveals how far Valve has gone to craft what might be the ultimate VR controller: a smart twist on how hands work in virtual space and a bonus slew of buttons for older legacy games.The only part about Knuckles to survive Valve's revision process is its basic concept.In this position, VR users can wrap their fingers and palm around the primary wand portion or open their hands up fully and move individual fingers—whose motions are translated via sensors and rendered in whatever software you're playing.That's because Valve is trying to solve a problem unique to VR: that sensation of picking up and operating objects with hands in a virtual environment.As Valve's Lawrence Yang writes:
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There’s a few deals which we always keep an eye out for.We’re very happy to see that the Ultimate Microsoft Excel Bundle is back on offer, and at a lower price than ever!I did a stint in the finance sector, spent plenty of time coloring the boxes and making spreadsheets that looked good on a printout.When I applied for a role which involved Excel proper, the competency test chewed me up and spat me out.All I can now remember from that traumatic episode was that it involved pivot-tables and macros.It has functions for complex data analysis and all kinds of statistical modelling.
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While we wait for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to become reality in the near future, another really interesting device might come at around the same time, or possibly even earlier – the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Lite.The smartphone, with an insanely long product name, has indeed been just discovered on TENAA, the Chinese phone certification website.From the listing, we see that the handset comes with the model number SM-G8855 and a dual camera setup at the rear with a 24MP and 16MP primary and secondary lenses combo.The cameras have been placed vertically on the top left corner, which in our opinion is a lousy copy of iPhone X’s style, when Samsung could have simply used the better looking S9 Plus design.Moving to the front, we find an 8MP selfie snapper, which is a downgrade from the 24MP shooter we find on the S9 Plus.From TENAA’s certificate we also learn that the Galaxy S9 Plus Lite will be equipped with an octa-core processor clocked at either 2.2Ghz or 1.8Ghz (possibly an Exynos 9810), paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
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Oppo sub-brand Realme has released a Moonlight Silver version of its Realme 1 smartphone.The device is available via Amazon India and costs 10,990 rupees.The device went on sale at midday on June 18.It costs 10,990 rupees (~$162) and is available on Amazon India.The Moonlight Silver variant joins the existing colors of Diamond Black and Solar Red.This is unlike the Diamond Black version, which is also available with the option of 3GB RAM plus 32GB storage or 6GB RAM plus 128GB ROM.
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Apple has so far not opened any stores in Israel, despite the fact that the company has several offices in the country.Customers have had to settle for two chains that drives Apple certified shops.Now, reports Yediot Achronot (via Appleinsider) that Apple has begun discussions with the Azrieli Group to place its first own shop in the Sarona Tower in Tel-Aviv, Israel's tallest skyscraper.the Sarona Tower houses already offices for Amazon and Facebook, but now it's about a shop in bottenplanen where the Azrieli should open a mall.None of the companies has commented on the rumors, and as we have seen in Stockholm, it may take a long time from the planning to opened a store.
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