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According to a new report that comes from Asia supply chain sources, the most awaited iPhone 8 flagship model by Apple will start shipping in October or early November, although it will be unveiled alongside the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus at a launch event that’s slated to occur on September 7, 8 or 9.The same sources now suggest that we should forget about TouchID technology and the implementation of a fingerprint sensor on top the side positioned On/Off button.Instead they insist that all official cases for the phone don’t have a hole for that button so the probability of TouchID hiding in there is low.The rumors also suggest that the company will probably ditch the TouchID sensor for another type of security technology we all know today: iris scanner along with face recognition.The image above shows a purported screen protector for the device, and as you can see it has way too many sensor holes for a phone without an iris scanner.Whereas if such a setup is in, all of those cutouts suddenly make sense.
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But Sense360, a digital research firm, wanting to see what impact Amazon’s big numbers had on the foot traffic in its rivals' physical stores, decided to track shoppers who did and did not use the Amazon app.The results showed a 7% drop in foot traffic during the Prime Day promotion among those who didn’t have the Amazon app and a 32% drop among those who did have the app.Sense360 CEO Eli Portnoy wouldn’t identify those apps or say how many were used, beyond that it was “more than 50 and fewer than 100.”More than a million is enough people to give a pretty decent sense of the impact on a wide variety of retailers.Sense360's results certainly suggest that the sale kept people out of physical stores, but if those people were instead on their desktops and mobile devices checking out Amazon's offers, who's to say that they didn't at the same time compare prices across sites, possibly deciding to order goods from Amazon's competition?But what’s most interesting in the results is that big gap between those who did (a 32% drop) and did not (a 7% drop) have the Amazon app installed.
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The Star Wars franchise has some of the most iconic and recognisable sound effects, from the whoosh of a lightsaber to the bleeps and bloops of R2-D2.So it’s no surprise that musician Eclectic Method has returned to this wonderful pool of sonic samples to create yet another catchy track you’ll be playing on repeat for the rest of the day.Ewoks, droids, Jedis, Sith lords, lightsabers, spaceships, and explosions all play a part in this densely layered remix.And at this point Eclectic Method could probably compose an entire soundtrack for The Last Jedi using nothing but samples.Maybe it’s time to let John Williams retire.
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The American Chemical Society (ACS) has recently published their one-millionth article.To celebrate this occasion, the ACS announced the listing of the top authors and articles in each journal.Jaephil Cho, professor and director of Research Center for Innovative Battery Technologies at UNIST has been cited as one of the most highly prolific author for Nano Letters in recognition of scientific excellence within the journal communities in Materials Science & Engineering.The listing of these journal stars is part of a thank you to all journal authors, reviewers and editors in celebration of ACS's publication of its one-millionth article.This is also a measure of publication output of each scientist in Nano Letters over the past five years.Besides Professor Cho, a total of eleven other materials scientists, including Professor Yi Cui of Stanford University, Professor Zhong Lin Wang of Georgia Institute of Technology, and Professor Jang Wook Choi of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology were also listed for Nano Letters.
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It has ceased to be.Or rather, it will be, once MIcrosoft gives it the shove from the Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update later this year.Sure, it'll be archived somewhere in the Microsoft Store, but let's be honest - downloading it now is pretty much necromancy.It's only right, then, that you shed a tear for every time you spent over 7000 hours on a pixellated masterpiece, created abstract doodles with the Paint Bucket tool, or scribbled oddly phallic shapes over Facebook screenshots of your ex (just me?).There are plenty of choices, even if you don't fancy shelling out a wedge of cash for Photoshop - and we've got six of the best right here.Your existing PCs will download it automatically as part of the update, if it's not already installed.
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Have you ever wanted to own an undercover FBI van, complete with video and audio recording equipment, and even a toilet in the back for those long stakeouts?A man from North Carolina, identified by local TV news as Ginter Senfeldas, is selling a 1989 Dodge Ram 350 that he bought at police auction.With just over 23,500 miles on it, and a sparkling interior, this thing looks like it’s in phenomenal shape for its age.He claims that it still has some surveillance tapes and notebooks inside.Senfeldas posted a video of the van that you can watch on YouTube.He shows off the unique features of the van, including two LCD screens, plenty of audio recording equipment, and microphones and video cameras all around.
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We have no way of knowing why Microsoft released the driver updates last Friday or what they’re supposed to accomplish.What we do know is that the last set of patches came just 10 days earlier, on July 11, when Microsoft added support for the new Surface Pro Type Cover and Signature Type Cover.With two dozen major firmware and driver updates pushed onto the Surface Pro 4 since its release in October 2015, and a new Surface Pro 2017 currently on offer, it’s noteworthy that Microsoft is still trying to get the SP4 and SB drivers right.Commenter Bespin on the OnMsft forum has a screenshot of the drivers just installed on his Surface Pro 4:Surface driver update for Surface Management EngineSurface driver update for Surface Pen Pairing
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Chinese government owned telco China Unicom is about to undertake quite a fundamental change after filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange unveiled plans to attract more private investment.Rumours of such a move were circulated towards the end of last week, though this filing does paint a more complete picture.Reuters recently reported that some of the country’s largest tech players, Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and JD.com, were about to buy their way into the operator, which has been struggling in recent months.In is believed that the Chinese government is searching for a bit of inspiration from the private sector to turn around fortunes.The injection from the four organizations could be as high as $12 billion.China Unicom is the third player in the trio of government owned telcos in China, the others being China Telecom and China Mobile, though its relatives do not seem to be facing such problems on the same scale.
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The WIRED Weekender is an eclectic weekly digest containing highlights of the most important, interesting and unusual stories we've published during the previous seven days.Get the weekly digest in your inbox every Friday by signing up here.Legal streaming services have caused piracy rates to plummet, but money is still proving hard to come by.While ostensibly a full sequel to the surprise hit team shooter released for Wii U back in 2015, at times it feels more similar in approach to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.Once the UK has worked out trade, immigration, fisheries and pretty much anything else you think of, Brexit negotiators will be left with one final headache: data sharing.Writing with a ballpoint pen and plain paper is so last century.
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As the public face of Yahoo when the firm was swirling down into an abyss of scandal and vanishing market share, the former firm’s former CEO Marissa Mayer received a lion’s share of the blame.Mayer was roasted in 2015 by activist investor Eric Jackson for “$10 billion in misallocated capital.” Amid Yahoo’s tumultuous $4.5 billion sale to Verizon, which closed in June, responsibility for record-setting hacks of users’ personal data was laid at Mayer’s door, with the Yahoo board slashing her compensation by $12 million.Mayer had been hired at Yahoo in 2012, the fourth CEO in as many years.She was tasked with reviving the floundering company that had seen Google take on the role of universal search engine.She failed to pull Yahoo back up.Whether Mayer was to blame for Yahoo’s ultimate demise, or whether Yahoo was a terminal case and impossible to revive had been a matter of much public debate and speculation.
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AUVs such as underwater gliders are valuable research tools limited primarily by their energy budget - every bit of battery power wasted via inefficient trajectories cuts into the time they can spend working."Historically, a lot of oceanography data sets and sampling came from using ships, which are expensive and can only really be out for a few days at a time," said Dylan Jones, a third-year Ph.D. student in Oregon State University's robotics program and lead author on the study.And a way to extend those vehicles' missions is through smarter planning for how they get from one point of interest to another."Jones and Ph.D. advisor Geoff Hollinger, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in OSU's College of Engineering, have built a framework for the vehicles to plan energy-efficient trajectories through disturbances that are strong and uncertain, like ocean currents and wind fields.The researchers tested the framework in a simulated environment -- a data set of currents from the Regional Ocean Modeling System -- and also on a windy lake with an autonomous boat.The results, recently published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, show that the algorithm can plan vehicle paths that are more energy efficient than ones planned by existing methods, and that it's robust enough to deal with environments for which not much data is available.
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As you prep for the upcoming holiday season, it’s important to consider that a hefty majority (87 percent) of consumers begin their shopping using one of them, according to a recent study commissioned by my employer, Salsify (registration required).Brands need to focus their efforts on the (for lack of better terms) findability and buyability of their products, to maximize their effectiveness selling online.Product findability is how often your product ranks high in search results for your category, and it relates directly to the content of each product listing.A few overarching tips are below, and it’s also worth checking out this great worksheet from Bain & Company that gets at more granular considerations.Develop a process for getting new products to market, as well as a system for regularly refreshing content with an update schedule to ensure it’s accurate.This includes ensuring that product features are correctly categorized to support accurate filtering for oven type, price, warranty, Prime and so forth — the array of descriptive information retailers use to categorize products within larger segments, as seen below.
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the Euro zone the bank intends to increase lending in the third quarter by facilitating housing loans, corporate loans and consumer credit, told the Reuters news agency.the Data show the European central bank on a quarterly basis the task query.the Questionnaire was answered by 142 bank on June 12.in the Second quarter, loan demand increased and loan getting easier in the majority of categories.according to the ECB, growth accelerated to contribute to increased competition between banks, as well as lower wholesale and retail funding.the Euro area's biggest countries, business loans became easier to obtain the most in Italy and Germany, while the mortgage loans under most conditions höllenivät in the Netherlands and Italy.
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On June 13, 2017, in Seattle, Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan sat down with Google’s Gary Illyes to talk about all things Google.They want the quality to be really high, and one consideration people don’t normally think about is that, in some cases (e.g., voice search results), the answers may be read out loud.(It was intriguing to get a glimpse of the inner workings at Google.Featured snippets are chosen because they provide a clear, crisp answer to a user’s question in a search query, and the overall user experience with the page generating the answer is quite positive.There is also a natural friction with native apps because you have to get people to install them, and that can be hard — after all, most users don’t install any apps at all in a given month.He also discussed AMP and indicated that it’s just a stripped-down version of your content, designed to load far more quickly than a normal web page.
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Researchers have made a low-cost smart glove that can translate the American Sign Language alphabet into text and send the messages via Bluetooth to a smartphone or computer.While it could aid the deaf community, its developers say the smart glove could prove really valuable for virtual and augmented reality, remote surgery, and defense uses like controlling bomb-diffusing robots.There are companies pursuing similar devices that recognize gestures for computer control, à la the 2002 film Minority Report.What’s different about the new glove is its use of extremely low-cost, pliable materials, says developer Darren Lipomi, a nanoengineering professor at the University of California, San Diego.The total cost of the components in the system reported in the journal PLOS ONE cost less than US $100, Lipomi says.And unlike other gesture-recognizing gloves, which use MEMS sensors made of brittle materials, the soft stretchable materials in Lipomi’s glove should make it more robust.
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Download this whitepaper to discover how Omneo Big Data Analytics for Product Performance Intelligence Helps Manufacturers Save Millions.The Omneo EDH provides electronic device manufacturers with a holistic, comprehensive, and interactive solution that helps them resolve supply chain issues before they impact the customer experience, or worse yet, the bottom line.These capabilities are helping Siemens PLM Software win business with global brands, including two consumer electronics companies that are known for their leadership in supply chain operations and product quality.Based on conservative numbers from clients, customers have reported that the Siemens PLM Software supply chain cloud solution, Omneo, has driven total annual operational savings between USD $15 and $25 million.
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Ping An Insurance (Group) plans to accelerate adoption of artificial intelligence technologies across mainland China by bringing its latest advances to other financial services providers, even ahead of the company’s own subsidiaries.Jessica Tan, chief operating officer at Ping An, said in a press conference on Friday that the strategy would help “level the playing field”, enabling smaller financial services companies to stay competitive in an industry where the country’s internet giants are rapidly expanding.After pilot testing at Ping An-backed Lufax, the mainland’s biggest peer-to-peer lender, and at subsidiary Ping An Property and Casualty Insurance Company, the group wants to make its so-called voiceprint recognition system available simultaneously to its call centre operation and to other financial institutions.“We are going to offer it to others even before the rest of the group’s companies,” Tan said.That would differ from the initial strategy employed by Ping An, operator of the second-largest life insurance business on the mainland, for its facial recognition system that was first deployed at 17 of its 28 subsidiaries.The group expects voiceprint recognition to enhance how facial recognition has improved the speed and accuracy of identifying financial services customers.
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the space age began on 4 October 1957 when Sputnik was sent up into space.the Soviet union sent up Sputnik, the first artificial satellite on 4 October 1957.It was a small miracle of the smart and sleek design.the Feat took off the space race with the united states, led to the NASA was founded and the demonstration of the ability of the soviet rockets started a new phase of the cold war.On 4 January 1958 and burned Sputnik up in the atmosphere.the Speed of re-entry gave the information about the density of the outermost atmosfärlagen.
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Plotagraph's iPad app is a more affordable, portable version of the desktop software launched last year.The program that creates cinemagraphs and GIFs from a single still photo is going mobile — On Thursday, July 13, Plotagraph, Inc. announced Plotagraph+ app for iPad.The company says an iPhone version will soon follow the tablet-designed program.While most cinemagraphs or moving pictures are created from short video clips, Plotagraph only requires a still photo.The program allows photographers to turn their stills into a moving picture by masking out a section of the image and adding animation points.The iPad version is designed to give users the ability to create their own GIFs for sharing in iMessage or downloading to the Camera Roll by creating looping videos or animated PNG files.
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It might come as a surprise that a movie shot in the early ‘60s could come in new-fashioned 4K (at the time the best it could boast was Super Panavision 70 and Technicolor) but analogue film actually has all the detail needed to extract an Ultra HD picture.That means David Lean’s four-hour epic, which tells the story of T.E.No, this isn’t just Jason Bourne in space.Neil Blomkamp’s follow-up to instant sci-fi classic District 9 absolutely nails its bleak vision of the future, where the have-nots live on a polluted planet stripped of nearly all its resources, while the rich look on from above the atmosphere.In the classic Hanksian genre of ‘normal man battles against insurmountable odds’, Philadelphia may well rank as the very best.Because that seemingly impossible challenge isn’t showing the Nazis what for or making it safely back home from the moon, but winning a wrongful dismissal case on account of his ongoing battle with AIDs.
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