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Samsung has a new pair of performance SSDs, and if you’re prone to fast drive envy you should probably look away now.The Samsung 860 PRO and 860 EVO and the latest in the memory maker’s SATA interface solid-state drives, and the successors to the 850 PRO and 850 EVO that proved to be so popular among enthusiasts back in 2015.As you’d expect, with a few years in-between the drives have come on in leaps and bounds.Now, the 860 PRO and 860 EVO use 512 Gb and 256 Gb 64-later V-NAND, combined with up to 4 GB of LPDDR4 mobile DRAM.Samsung has also used a new MJX controller.The result is an impressive turn of speed.
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That’s why we decided to list the 5 reasons that should make you consider the Vernee X as your all screen device of choice.6.0” 18:9 All Screen, Dual Curve DesignThe Vernee X has a big 6.0” 18:9 screen and gives you a 12.9% more visual enjoyment compared to previous phones.No matter watching drama or playing games, it always gives you a better visual experience.4GB/6GB Memory Combo with Helio P23Other than the sleek design, the Vernee X is also sporting a flagship level configuration.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook with Malala Yousafzai.AppleApple CEO Tim Cook and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai met in Beirut, Lebanon over the weekend to announce a partnership between Apple and the Malala Fund.Their aim is to use Apple's resources and expertise, combined with the Malala Fund's reach, to offer some 100,000 underprivileged girls primary education.Apple and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai have announced a long-term partnership that aims at getting 100,000 girls into education.CEO Tim Cook and Malala met in Beirut, Lebanon, last Saturday, and gave The Independent an interview in which they discuss the initiative.Lebanon is one of the initial target countries, alongside Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, and Nigeria, with the goal to expand over time and increase the number of underprivileged girls who will get into primary school.
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And just because you’re good at marketing doesn’t mean you’re good at esports marketing.While esports may not yet have the same name recognition as soccer, football, or baseball, the prospect of it soon joining their ranks is not too far-fetched.As the owner of 10 major esports brands, we at Gamurs Group have seen and reported on the esports industry rapidly gaining steam and grabbing the attention of fans across the world.Based on our experiences working with Acer, Red Bull, and other major brands, here are the four best strategies to reach esports fans with your advertisements:Esports is new, and as a result the audience is still somewhat of a mystery to advertisers, but it is clear that there is a huge potential in the market.For example, in this Facebook video advertisement that we designed, you can see that, despite its clearly promotional nature, it is focused on what resonates with the audience.
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Brother has unleashed a host of new printers and all-in-ones (multifunction printers), with nine models targeted at small and home offices having gone on sale.These are Brother’s next-generation monochrome laser printers.The full list of devices comprises of three printers: the Brother HL-L2350DW, HL-L2370DW and HL-L2370DW XL.Then there are three multifunction devices capable of printing, copying and scanning: the Brother HL-L2390DW, HL-L2395DW and DCP-L2550DW.Another three all-in-ones further add fax capability: the Brother MFC-L2710DW, MFC-L2750DW and MFC-L2750DW XL.The latter two also have a color touchscreen, as does the HL-L2395DW.
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Two of the hottest technologies today — augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) — are likely to have a big impact on enterprise mobility strategies, according to industry experts.Not for a couple of years, it’s true.But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared to deal with them as part of your enterprise mobility management (EMM).The funny thing about our ever-accelerating technology advances is that things that were only emerging one day are suddenly everyday business tools the next — and you have to manage them.You will one day see AR and VR supporting workers as they tackle varied tasks.And AR/VR is certain to become untethered from the office and used out in the world.
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The SUV is now the dominant lifeform in the automotive world, and even Lamborghini is getting in on the action.Jim Resnick Mitja Borkert, head of Lambo Centro Stile (the design studio) with some of the Urus design sketches.And preferably find them before others, or at least ride the first wave into the marketplace.Thus, with a seemingly insatiable appetite for SUVs of both modest and obscene cost and power, we have the new Urus (which gets its name for an extinct, wild, long-horned ox thought to be the progenitor of modern cattle).To leave a niche like the hyper-performance SUV untouched is to leave poker money on the table.Indeed, a 650hp (478 kW), 4,800lb (2,200kg) Italian five-seat exotic that can reach 62mph (100km/h) in 3.6 seconds and top out at 190mph (305km/h) might be obscene to some, whereas a full electric SUV that weighs about 600 pounds more and is capable of similar road-scorching numbers might not.
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Image credit: Pete Wentz / TwitterIt’s amazing what a powerful driver human curiosity can be.Just look at Google’s noble-minded but pretty unexciting Google Arts & Culture app — overlooked by most until it launched a feature last week that let users match their selfies to faces in famous artworks.Now, since at least this weekend onwards, it’s been riding high as the most-downloaded free app on both iOS and Android.Heavy-hitters like Messenger and YouTube have been left in the dust.Even, uh, Sweatcoin (which apparently lets you mine cryptocurrency by walking somehow?)
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Ericsson’s new Consumer and Industry Insight report outlines six recommendations from consumers that mobile operators need to address to provide a foundation for 5G adoption.Said to be the biggest 5G consumer expectation study thus far, “Towards a 5G consumer future” presents the views of 800 million smartphone users throughout the world.The report found that while 60% of smartphone users are battling with the complexities related to mobile data plans, only half of that percent are content with the way the plans are presented online.What they want is a simple and effortless buying experience.So far as the unused data is concerned, two in five consumers want that extra data in the form of currency.They even expect to trade, save or gift the unused data.
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The exponential growth the cryptocurrency and blockchain markets are currently experiencing has made the space a breeding ground for all sorts of hacks, malicious activities, and phishing traps.But there is a nifty tool that can help you steer clear of this sort of trouble.The Ethereum Scam Database (EtherscamDB) is a handy website that collects crowdsourced information about heaps of online scams in order to guide rookie cryptocurrency enthusiasts away from falling victim to malicious actors, seeking to snatch their precious coins and empty their wallets.Since its launch last year, the website has registered a total of 2,614 potentially fraudulent pages, linking them back to 223 different addresses (used by purported scammers to store stolen funds).For context, EtherscamDB indicates that only 253 of all potentially malicious pages registered are currently active.What is especially helpful is that EtherscamDB conveniently displays the precise nature of the attack, the original URL where the scam was first noticed, as well as some additional information describing the precise attack vector in more detail.
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Like any other new gaming console, the Nintendo Switch has its fair share of exclusives you won’t find anywhere else.And as with any other console, there will be gamers interested in those titles but not in the hardware at all.For better or worse, legal or (often) not, emulation is their go-to solution.It was really only a matter of time before a Nintendo Switch emulator popped up.But while this new yuzu experimental emulator is indeed a real thing, don’t plan on doing much with it just yet.In its current form, yuzu is more a learning and development tool than one that can be used to play Switch games.
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When VR first made its major CES reemergence via Oculus Rift years ago, it was jaw-dropping.Those moments, since, are harder to come by.After a 2017 where VR hardware sales flagged and buzz quieted, AR started to gain steam via phone apps from Apple and Google.The Vive Pro doesn't have a price, and it's not likely to be cheap.Meanwhile, mobile headsets could get better tracking: Lenovo and Google's VR collaboration, the Mirage Solo, adds cameras that allow a bit of walking and movement like PC VR does.Occipital demoed a way to pass information about the real world into VR using stereo cameras on a headset.
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You may see people you admire looking fashionable in all black, and when they are asked why they prefer the monotone look, they answer in a few words: “Black goes with everything”.Well, 2018 is here to change everyone’s perspective on that bright colours were all over the spring/summer 18 runways.What’s more, colour blocking is the epitome of timeless because, well, colour goes with everything.We have put together a mini guide on how to colour block successfully and still have your personality shine through the sartorial decisions you made at 6am in the morning.First, head to your wardrobe, take the colours on the spectrum you don’t believe would make beautiful rainbow babies together and pair them up for results.A good tip if you’re worried about looking like a cartoon character (if that is not your cup of tea) is to take the colours you are hesitant to play with and use them in small doses.
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This week, CES 2018 descended upon Las Vegas, while at the same time, another industry show, the Kitchen and Bath International Show (KIBS), brought all sorts of innovation to Orlando, Florida.Only a few years ago, “guided cooking” was relegated to countertop smart appliances and accessories that could take amateur chefs through every step of a recipe.Through the use of apps or built-in touchscreens, the Hestan Cue, Thermomix, and Drop Kitchen Scale helped cooks by setting themselves to the right temperature, automatically stirring contents at the right speed and duration, and giving exact measurements far more accurate than a measuring cup could.While smart fridges, ranges, and ovens have been on the market for years, they’re just now catching up with what putting connectivity in a major appliance might mean for busy people.The promise has always been that someday your fridge will be able to choose a recipe for you based on your preferences and the groceries you actually have stocked inside, then send it to your oven for preheating, while on one of your many screens, videos play to help you master unfamiliar techniques.Tutorials and videos are integrated into the app, which can also send instructions to a connected oven or microwave.
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Simultaneously, microcode updates to alter processor behavior are also starting to ship.Meltdown was presumed to have a substantial impact, at least for some workloads, but Spectre was more of an unknown due to its greater complexity.With patches and microcode now available (at least for some systems), that impact is now starting to become clearer.They will make assumptions about which way branches in the code are taken and speculatively compute results accordingly.With the Spectre attack, this information can be used to, for example, leak information within a browser (such as saved passwords or cookies) to a malicious JavaScript.Spectre is more complicated; at-risk applications (notably, browsers) are being updated to include certain Spectre mitigating techniques to guard against the array bounds variant.
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Fake Eiffel Towers, Elvis impersonators, high-rollers and low-lifes, Las Vegas is a weird place at the best of times.But when the annual CES tech show rolls into town, it gets a whole lot more strange.For every life-changing innovation, there’s an eyebrow raising one, as the greatest minds in technology look to outdo each other and draw the attention of the baying, tech hungry crowds.Sometimes good intentions turn into weird products, while other times bad ideas just enjoy an unlikely injection of cash to make them into a reality.So read on for our picks from the biggest tech show on Earth, as we present 10 gadgets that, while sometimes wonderful, are all undeniably weird.
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Yesterday we talked a bit about the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that had successfully put a secret US government satellite called Zuma in orbit.That launch reportedly went off without a hitch.SpaceX was even able to recover the stage 1 rocket with a successful landing at Cape Canaveral.However, rumors continue to suggest that the Zuma mission itself has possibly failed.These rumors are all the more interesting because we have no idea what Zuma was for or even what government agency was going to operate the satellite.SpaceX has only stated that it doesn’t comment on mission of this nature.
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Smart-lock startup August Home is offering a service called August Access to retailers, which enables couriers to access customers' houses when no one is home.Walmart and Amazon have rolled out similar services.Walmart made waves last year when it announced new services that would allow couriers to enter customers' houses to deliver packages when no one is home.Now many more retailers will be able to offer that service, thanks to the smart-lock startup August Home.August Home announced Tuesday that it's rolling out a new in-home delivery service called August Access that will be available to all retailers, TechCrunch reports.The service, in partnership with the home delivery company Deliv, will allow retailers' delivery services to access customers' homes through smart locks, and then leave packages inside.
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Chinese automaker Lynk & Co. has a lot of hurdles in its way before it becomes a successful, stable automaker, but its most significant challenge, and perhaps most ambitious plan is to sell its vehicles in the US, something that no other Chinese automaker has yet been able to do.While Lynk & Co.'s crossover, dubbed the 01, is based on Volvo platform architecture and comes packing a Volvo-derived powertrain, selling Americans on the idea of a Chinese SUV with off-the-wall styling and non-traditional sales and service networks is going to going to be no small task.Perhaps this is why Lynk & Co. is investigating locations for a possible factory in the eastern United States.Lynk & Co.'s sister company, Volvo, is setting up its first American manufacturing facility, slated to open later this year, in Ridgeville, South Carolina.It would certainly make sense for Lynk & Co. to piggyback on that, given the size of the gamble that parent company Geely is making by bringing it here in the first place.When the 01 debuted in Shanghai last year, the plan was for it only to be offered fully equipped with the color being the only option.
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The connected security camera space has changed a lot since Canary launched its first camera back in 2013.In the meantime, the company’s come out with a sleeker, outdoor model and made some changes (for better and worse) to its software offering, but its core product hasn’t really changed all that much.Announced today at CES, the View is pretty much in line with that original offering.It even looks like the first Canary product (albeit a bit smaller).Really, the device is less of an evolution than it is an additional SKU for the company’s catalogue, dropping a few features in order to keep the pricing below $100 — half the price of the originals first price point (though that’s since been dropped down to $179).It’s not an exciting product, but it’s a smart move on Canary’s part.
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