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Daniel Slye

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We’ve known since this past E3 event that Bethesda has a Fallout 4 VR edition in the works, though it was only revealed for the HTC Vive headset.That arrival is set to take place this upcoming October, but a recent leak reveals apparent support for PlayStation VR as well.The information comes via an alleged GameStop catalog that also reveals some other big VR games inbound for the PS VR.The information comes directly from the PS VR Subreddit, where user ‘Crisp_47’ posted a picture of what s/he says is a GameStop catalog.The catalog page lists upcoming games for the PlayStation VR, listed among them being Fallout 4 VR, DOOM VFR, Skyrim VR, and No Heroes Allowed!That seemingly lays to rest PS VR speculation (read: hope) about DOOM VFR, which was also revealed at E3 2017.
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Telecom network operator revenues from international mobile roaming are expected to experience an 11 percent decline in 2017, as service providers introduce ‘Roam Like at Home’ packages in key markets - including Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.‘Roam Like at Home’ enables mobile users to utilise their monthly voice, data, and messaging allowance while roaming on other service provider networks, without incurring additional charges.Implications for mobile service providersJuniper Research forecasts that the annual revenues, worth an estimated $54 billion in 2016, will decline to $48 billion in 2017 as revenues generated from increased usage in many markets fail to offset those lost by lower roaming charges in the EU countries."This decline in global revenues is due to a 33 percent fall in European roaming revenues, following the EU regulation to end roaming surcharges," said Nitin Bhas, head of research at Juniper Research.While they expect roaming tariffs outside Europe to continue to be unregulated and to be significantly higher, operator focus will need to shift to innovative bundles and tailored pricing to preserve or grow revenues from travelers and immigrant workers.
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A recent study, affiliated with UNIST finds key to produce a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) which sets a new world-record efficiency performance of 22.1 % in small cells and 19.7 percent in 1-square-centimeter cells.This breakthrough comes from a research, conducted by Distinguished Professor Sang-Il Seok of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST in collaboration with Professor Jun Hong Noh of Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology and Professor Eun Kyu Kim of Hanyang University who both partook as co-authors of the study.Their results, published online in the June 30th issue of the prestigious journal Science, demonstrates that careful control of the growth conditions of perovskite layers with management of deficient halide anions is essential for realizing high-efficiency thin-film PSCs based on lead-halide-perovskite absorbers."This study can improve the current record efficiency of perovskite solar cells from 20.1% to 22.1%," says Professor Seok.A perovskite solar cell (PSC) is a type of solar cell, which includes the perovskite structured compound, most commonly a hybrid organic-inorganic lead or tin halide-based material, as the light-harvesting active layer.Such devices have inspired much research interest owing to their applications in high-efficiency solar cells and light emission.
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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an extraordinary rebuke of the President of the United States, the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. have obtained a restraining order against Donald J. Trump.The order, which the Girls Scouts were granted on Monday night, prevents Trump from coming within three hundred feet of any gathering of the Scouts’ organization.Carol Foyler, a Girl Scouts spokesperson, said that while the G.S.U.S.A.sought the restraining order “out of an abundance of caution,” the girls themselves were “in no way, shape or form” afraid of President Trump.“They’re prepared to deal with bobcats and bears,” she said.“They can handle a malignant narcissist.”
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Grabr, an SF-based platform with a convenient way for people to buy international goods, has secured a $2.7M funding round led by SignalFire.FF Angel (Founders Fund’s early stage investment vehicle), NFX, Global Founders Capital and multiple angel investors including Diana Moldavsky and Charles Songhurst also participated.Grabr plans to use the cash to scale up its operations and attracting more travellers to its platform.Chris Farmer, founder and CEO of SignalFire says he was attracted to investing in the startup because: “Having grown up around the world, Grabr’s service resonated with me immediately as a way to effectively address an age-old problem: how do I access the world’s best products which are not available in my local market at affordable prices?”You usually ask visiting friends and relatives to bring in things you couldn’t buy locally.Instead, Grabr (which also has an app) allows you to bypass high shipping fees and markups while saving money, by getting someone to delivery it to it.
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took place in Chicago’s Grant Park July 22, and while prevented many attendees from getting the most out of the event, the expected rollout of Legendary Pokemon did take place.Specifically, players around the world can now capture Lugia and Articuno by participating in Legendary Raids that may appear at Gyms near them.Niantic also revealed the next two Legendary Pokemon coming to the game “soon”: Zapdos and Moltres.Meanwhile, in order to make up for the issues at Pokemon Go Fest, all registered attendees will receive a free Lugia, as well a refund of their ticket price and $100 in in-game PokeCoins.Finally, players everywhere still have time to take advantage of the special gameplay bonuses unlocked during Pokemon Go Fest.The following rewards and bonuses will be available until July 24 at 5 p.m. PT:
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Above: iRobot CEO Colin Angle is pictured at iRobot Shanghai office in Shanghai, China, May 16, 2017.Smart home lighting, thermostats and security cameras are already on the market, but Colin Angle, chief executive of Roomba maker iRobot Corp, says they are still dumb when it comes to understanding their physical environment.According to financial research firm IHS Markit, the market for smart home devices was worth $9.8 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow 60 percent this year.Low-cost Roomba rivals were the subject of a report by short-seller Ben Axler of Spruce Point Capital Management, which sent the stock down 20 percent to $84 at the end of June.“The competition is focused on making cleaning products, not a mapping robot.”Founded in 1990, iRobot saw early success building bomb disposal robots for the U.S. Army before launching the world’s first “robovac” in 2002.
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Tillverkaren, som till en början var inriktad på att inte uppdatera telefonen till Android Nougat, valde efter stor irritation bland konsumenter att göra en kovändning och redogjorde att telefonen trots allt skulle erhålla uppdateringen.Nu kan användare i Sydkorea med hjälp av verktyget ”LG Bridge” uppdatera sina telefoner till Android Nougat och de konsumenter med G4 som har modellnummer; ”F500S, F500L eller F500K” kan bege sig till XDA Developers för att uppdatera telefonen manuellt.
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At the time of the alleged abuse, the sisters had been around four and seven years old, and the relative was between ten and 12."The transcript also gave the impression that the [first] complainant was at times also comfortable with guessing memory details, saying, for example, 'I can't remember, I just had this really weird feeling that she used to make us do stuff to each other,'" Shaw recounts.It's a discredited Freudian concept that supports the premise that dredging up supposedly forgotten memories can explain a person's psychological and emotional turmoil, but scientifically, it's unsubstantiated.She believes that a limited awareness of memory research in therapy, policing and law is contributing to systemic failures, and is training the German police on improving interrogation methods.Nason had been missing since 1969: her body was discovered three months later in the woods outside Foster City, California, where she'd lived.To Loftus, that signalled distorted or even fabricated memories.
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So in addition to getting swag, celebrity autographs and sneak peeks at upcoming films and shows, you can now commit to your soul mate at the increasingly varied pop-culture mecca that is Comic-Con.But while most of the stars and activities at the show are promoting some new project, Jones wanted to focus on the fans.As a result, the "Geek Chapel" is one of the rare slivers of authenticity in a town where everyone is trying to pump you up for the next big thing."I thought it would be cool to do something that wasn't marketing to this community."So while there were the silly Comic-Con touches -- a band that played selections like the Star Wars "Imperial March," or Wonder Woman and Batman rings -- the feelings were serious."In terms of heartstrings, that was the toughest to try and maintain," Jones said in an interview on Thursday.
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Mark Duffy has written the Copyranter blog for 12 years and is a freelancing copywriter with 25-plus years of experience.His hockey wrist shot is better than yours.But brands keep launching bombastic campaigns tied off with pretentious yet meaningless slogans.A more accurate statement would be that good taglines are dying.There has been exactly one (1) good tagline created recently.What they didn’t trademark is what in the hell it means.
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When he dresses as Reinhardt from Overwatch, he spends months making sure he gets his giant Rocket Hammer just right.The rules underscore the tension between authenticity and safety, which became a serious issue following the May arrest of a man who gained access to Phoenix Comicon armed with loaded handguns, a shotgun, knife, pepper spray and throwing stars.Other prohibited items included blunt weapons such as wooden or metal bats, clubs, brass knuckles, mallets, whips and golf clubs.That comic conventions are tightening their security grip shouldn't come as a surprise given the heightened public anxiety on everything from gun violence to terrorist threats and hate speech."Unfortunately, we live in a much different world than we did even five years ago, and the comic convention industry is beginning to adjust accordingly," said Tara Hubner, Denver Comic Con marketing and communications manager.Last year's Denver pop culture convention took place at a particularly sensitive time -- after the worst mass shooting in modern US history.
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Ford has given law enforcement a way to save fuel with the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, and to better blend with traffic to catch speeders with slim-profile LED visor light bars on the Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility.Now Ford is also giving the boys in blue a more rugged, off-road-worthy 2018 F-150 Police Responder.The first pursuit-rated pickup is based on the F-150 FX4 off-road model powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.Together, they give the F-150 Police Responder a 7,000-pound tow capacity.To further toughen the truck for rigorous police work, Ford upgraded the brakes, front sway bar, 18-inch aluminum wheels and all-terrain tires.Skid plates are also installed on the underbody to shield from curbs, parking blocks and rough terrain.
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Play Protect will help shore up modern versions of Android against cyber security threatsGoogle has started to roll out its Play Protect security features to Android, which are designed to give users more transparent and robust security for their smartphones and tablets.Showcased at Google I/O 2017 as a new security feature for Android O, the next version of Google’s mobile operating system, Play Protect is being rolled out to other versions of Android to bolster the security of the platform that is often maligned with malicious apps.Play Protect works by automatically scanning apps that are being downloaded and installed from the Play Store to ensure there is no malicious code lurking behind seemingly harmless apps.Apps that may appear to be a risk to the Android device are blocked from being installed on the devices or if they are already on it they get removed.Play Protect also has a homepage that provides an at-a-glance view of the apps it has scanned and the current cyber security health of the Android smartphone or tablet being used.
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Musiikkifestivaali Weekend Festival varoittaa lippuhuijauksista."Pelkäämme, että lippujen suuri kysyntä johtaa huijausyrityksiin.Haluamme varoittaa jälkimarkkinoilta lippuja ostavia siitä, etteivät kaikki lippuja kauppaavat ole rehellisellä asialla", Weekend Festivalin markkinointijohtaja Jyri Heikkinenkertoo tiedotteessa.Järjestäjät kehottavat erityiseen tarkkuuteen, jos aikoo ostaa lippunsa nettipalstoilta."Meillä on ollut tänä vuonna käytössä dynaaminen hinnoittelu, eli lippuja on saanut halvemmalla mitä aiemmin ne on ostanut ennen tapahtumaa.Vääriä lippuja kauppaavat huijarit saattavat vakuutella, että he ovat ostaneet liput jo aikoja sitten ja pystyvät siksi myymään niitä halvemmalla kuin viralliset lippukaupat", Heikkinen sanoo.
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Tim Cook and his team announced new additions to their hardware line-up that included the new iMac, iPad, and the watchOS 4 at the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference from June 5-9 in San Jose, California.There were other software and application-related announcements made as well, but what really stood out is the company's latest push towards more powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) – an essential component to creating a smarter personal assistant.It also seems to be particularly uninterested in collecting personal user data.The company's 'differential privacy' policy collects information only if the user opts for it.That puts Apple in a unique position where they do not really have to depend on complicated algorithms and sell user data to advertisers to make their money.Which is probably why Apple was strangely absent from the debates that surrounded the sale of private data in March this year when the US Congress voted in favour of internet service providers being allowed to monetise their user's data.
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Around the whole of Sweden sits nervous teenagers in knäpptysta waiting room before the visit to the clinics.The problem to Göteborgsentreprenören Cecilia Videcél grab.She tried to look up information on the net about it because she did not want to talk about it.The only thing you found was, for example, dating sites for HIV-infected where you had to pay 30 dollars a month.I wanted to build something completely free with real and relevant information,” she says.“I googled around a bit on these issues, and then it was mostly Flashback found.
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Turnover amounted to 49.939 million (54 of 108), compared with a Bloomberg analytikerkonsensus as low at 50 660.For comparable units, net sales fell 13 percent.Operating profit was -1 233 million (2 763)."We are not pleased with our underlying results, with continued declining sales and increasing losses in the quarter.the Implementation of our focused business strategy starts to take effect.In the light of the current market situation, we are stepping up, however, the planned measures to reduce costs", says ceo Börje Ekholm in a statement.
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But the change of pace has left some brands struggling to keep up, wondering just how hard mobile is working for them, and whether their brand proposition is really translating to the small screen.Here are six of the biggest:When the ‘mobilegeddon’ update first reared its head in 2015, it unsurprisingly caused panic in the digital ecommerce sector.This was an update that threatened to dramatically harm the web visibility of those brands that weren’t delivering a mobile-friendly experience, and it was an update that would kick-in not very long after it was first announced – certainly not long enough to align all of the necessary stakeholders and plan, build, test and launch a completely new site.It was a quick-fix solution, allowing brands to meet the criteria that would see them becoming a ‘mobilegeddon’ victim, but avoided the need to go through a lengthy web redesign and build.Throw in the increased risk of broken redirects and duplicate content that come with an m-dot, and the time really has come for you call in the designers and go responsive.
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Bluetooth audio is continuing to gain traction in smartphone space, what with the 3.5 mm audio jack disappearing from some models and manufacturers continuing to produce better and better wireless headphones.As such, we’re hearing more and more about various wireless audio technologies too, like Qualcomm’s aptX codec, for example.When it comes to wireless audio through, an audio codec is simply the software method of encoding and decoding a digital stream of data that’s sent wirelessly between two devices.In other words, it’s how we format those 1s and 0s that we’re going to be sending over the air.All Bluetooth devices have to support the standard Low Complexity Subband Coding (SBC) codec by default, but historical implementations of SBC have varied widely in quality.AAC is a proprietary format and successor to the MP3 used by Apple and others, Sony has its in-house LDAC, and Qualcomm offers aptX.
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