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HMD Global has done a lot of reformations to the new Nokia brand, and it is slowly becoming relevant again.The company is currently working on the Nokia 9 flagship smartphone as well as other devices that will be released this year.Recently, we reported that Nokia is working on a new Penta-camera Nokia Phone and the first details of this gadget surfaced online yesterday.Current reports suggest that Nokia and Japanese firm – NTT DoCoMo, has signed a contract for the development of 5G mobile network equipment.Finland’s Nokia division said on Friday that it signed for the first time, a major agreement to provide NTT DoCoMo, a Japanese telecom operator, with a new 5G wireless base station.NTT DoCoMo is one of Japan’s largest telecom operators, with nearly half of the country’s mobile subscribers.
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While there is the general belief that HMD Global‘s sole focus at the moment is probably the flagship Nokia 9 and a few other Nokia phones which should debut a few weeks from now, recent reports indicate that the company is actually working on a new Penta-camera Nokia Phone which when released will shake the industry.We reported recently that the device will make use of an OZO camera -like design that will be slim to fit inside a phone, now thanks to early leaks coming out of China’s Baidu site, more details of what to expect from the have just surfaced.If these details are true, then the device’s cameras unlike what many believe won’t come within a circular arrangement, but rather in a 1-1-3 formation as depicted by the sketch below and adorned by a LED flash and an unknown sensor.A single LED flash will be considered insufficient for a 5 camera system, so we assume the unknown sensor could be a second LED flash.What remains unknown is whether the device will be adopting rotating Zoom camera tech from Zeiss.The device which is expected to drop later in 2018 will come with an unknown screen size utilizing the 18:9 aspect ratio.
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The poison in question has spattered from the tips of African weapons for centuries, rubbing out wild beasts and halting the hearts of warriors.But, according to a study in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, a crotch shot of an ancient toxin called “ouabain” can also take out sperm.By tweaking the poison’s chemical backbone (or scaffold), it can selectively paralyze trouser troops and prevent them from storming eggs, the authors report.The study’s authors, led by Shameem Sultana Syeda of the University of Minnesota, are optimistic that, with further aiming, the poison’s progeny could one day strike as a safe, reversible male contraceptive.At such a dose, ouabain can cause twitching, convulsions, high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and eventually cardiac arrest.Ouabain works by gunking up certain sodium-potassium channels that actively pump ions across cellular membranes.
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Four years ago, on Christmas Eve in my small hometown of Yakutsk, the temperature fell down to freezing -45 C and all the local taxi services simultaneously doubled their prices — leaving loads of people stranded in the Siberian winter.A year later the group had 50,000 subscribers.That app has been growing like crazy so far — there’s already seven million users now who arrange more than six million rides a month.Semi-monopolies standing in the way of progressThanks to the rise of world wide web, many ‘ordinary workers’ with practical experience can now build their own successful businesses.Effectively the internet has liberated the society from the shackles of previously centralized systems.
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Reports are rife that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9 series at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.A Look-Alike of the Galaxy S9+ has surfaced in the Huaquing North region of Shenzhen.Definitely not the real deal, the fake does do a good job of copying the upcoming Samsung flagship.From the design point of view, the look-alike S9+ gets quite a few things right.From a dual camera setup on the back to the TouchWiz UI, the phone bears quite a similarity to the real S9+ leaks and reports that we have come across.It even has a repositioned fingerprint scanner, lying on the back below the dual camera setup.
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HMD Global has done an excellent job with the Nokia brand.After a full year, the manufacturer is collecting the fruits of the Finnish company’s revival in the mobile scenario.Although HMD already has produced a considerable amount of smartphones, just a few have a presence outside of China.According to reports, HMD has filed a certification for two devices at FCC, TA-1045 and TA-1016.The filing confirms that the two models are two distinct variations of the same smartphone.Additionally, the company mentioned that these handsets “do not support any non-US channels in all the operational mode(s),” which means that they are specially manufactured to support the networks of the US.
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Six British Army soldiers have become the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power.The Ice Maiden team spend 62 days on the ice, crossing the finish line at the Hercules Inlet just before 10am on Saturday.The team of six, led by Major Nics Wetherill and Major Natalie Taylor – both of the Royal Army Medical Corps – travelled up to 27 miles a day, navigating crevasse fields whilst pulling sledges weighing up to 80kg and battling temperatures as low as minus 40C.Six icemaidens present & correct at Hercules Inlet, final destination of their Antarctica crossing!!!!— Ice Maiden (@exicemaiden) January 20, 2018They started on the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf on November 20 and climbed up the Transantarctic Mountains, via the Leverett Glacier, to reach the polar plateau.
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If you love listen to your favorite songs on the go but you aren’t satisfied with the audio quality smartphones provide, then dodocool’s Hi-Fi lossless music player could be a great and affordable alternative.Even more so that you can buy it with a £11 discount over on Amazon UK.Keep reading to learn more!The dodocool Hi-Fi music player comes with a 2-inch QVGA LCD display that enables you to navigate the menu and check out relevant information, plus you also get a good user experience provided by an advanced ARM Dual-core Cortex-M3 processor.The device can play Hi-Fi digital audio player including formats like DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 (.dff & .dsf), FLAC (up to 192kHz/24bit), ALAC (up to 192kHz/24bit), APE (up to 96kHz/24bit), WAV (up to 192kHz/24bit), OGG or MP3 and it can play music for 30 hours thanks to the built-in 3.7V 1400mAh rechargeable Li-po battery.The player also comes with 8GB of on-board storage but you can expand it via microSD if you so desire.
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Shmoocon Among the 400,000 graves at the Arlington National Cemetery – a solemn US military graveyard in Virginia – lies the final resting place of cryptography pioneers William and Elizebeth Friedman.And hidden in code on their tombstone is a touching tribute from a wife to her husband.Among many cryptological feats, the couple trained America’s first cadre of code-breakers after developing an interest in cryptography while examining the so-called Baconian cipher – developed by the British Elizabethan cryptographer Sir Francis Bacon.William invented the term cryptanalysis, and pretty much broke the key Japanese World War II cipher Purple – so named because transcripts were kept in purple folders.His wife designed his gravestone, consisting of a pair of crossed flags – the symbol of William’s military signals unit – and one of his favorite phrases, “Knowledge is power,” a quote attributed to Sir Francis.The same phrase appeared in code in the graduation photograph of the 1918 code-breakers class the Friedmans taught, in which some of the students faced sideways and others look straight at the camera.
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Listen to a few of Suleyman's talks on YouTube and you'll quickly realise that he's a left-leaning activist who wants to make the world a better place for everyone as opposed to an elite few.He differs from many of today's tech founders in that he genuinely seems to care about the welfare of everyone on the planet.He can often be seen on Twitter retweeting Labour politicians such as Jeremy Corbyn and making his thoughts known on issues like homelessness, diversity, and inequality.As a result, he is more focused on the business side of the company and today he is trying to find applications for DeepMind's technology both inside and outside of Google while also ensuring that the company's work in AI remains safe and ethical."I wanted to broaden my scope to tackle social challenges affecting all of society, not just a specific subgroup," Suleyman said."At the Helpline I realised that the problems many of our service users were facing were actually rooted in the wider systemic inequalities and prejudices present in broader society."
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Twitter says it will warn hundreds of thousands of tweeters who deliberately or inadvertently interacted with Kremlin bots during the 2016 US presidential election.The micro-blogging website said that, during the White House race, some 677,775 people followed accounts controlled by Russian propaganda groups, or liked or favorited their tweets."Consistent with our commitment to transparency, we are emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the United States who followed one of these accounts or retweeted or liked a Tweet from these accounts during the election period," Twitter conveniently announced on Friday afternoon, Pacific Time, when basically no one in the West would be paying any attention."Because we have already suspended these accounts, the relevant content on Twitter is no longer publicly available."These are the same bots that helped swing Donald Trump's 2016 electoral college victory.The profiles, designed to spread discord and confusion in America, operated on both sides of the political spectrum, but many of the most successful accounts favored Trump.
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Back in August, Verizon diced up its Unlimited plan and with that came multiple varieties of “unlimited,” one of them being Verizon Go Unlimited.That plan clocks in at $75/month versus Beyond Unlimited’s $85/month price, though with restrictions, such as “dvd-quality” video streaming versus actual HD quality over mobile.Now the company is adding a new feature to its cheaper plan, and travelers will be pleased.Verizon Go Unlimited, the budget-tier of the unlimited plans, will soon offer service in Mexico and Canada as part of its offerings, meaning those subscribers won’t have to pay extra to use their plan in either country.The change will take place on January 25.Previously, Verizon customers who wanted service in either country needed to be a Verizon Beyond Unlimited subscriber (which meant paying $10/month more), or they needed to get a TravelPass, which was a better alternative in cases where travel is infrequent.
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In the race to build a computer that mimics the massive computational power of the human brain, researchers are increasingly turning to memristors, which can vary their electrical resistance based on the memory of past activity.Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have now unveiled the long-mysterious inner workings of these semiconductor elements, which can act like the short-term memory of nerve cells.Just as the ability of one nerve cell to signal another depends on how often the cells have communicated in the recent past, the resistance of a memristor depends on the amount of current that recently flowed through it.Moreover, a memristor retains that memory even when electrical power is switched off.But despite the keen interest in memristors, scientists have lacked a detailed understanding of how these devices work and have yet to develop a standard toolset to study them.Brian Hoskins of NIST and the University of California, Santa Barbara, along with NIST scientists Nikolai Zhitenev, Andrei Kolmakov, Jabez McClelland and their colleagues from the University of Maryland's NanoCenter in College Park and the Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies in Bucharest, reported the findings in a recent Nature Communications.
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Microsoft wowed us when it introduced the original Surface Book and showcased its ability to produce innovative products that create entirely new PC categories.It’s very expensive at $2,500, but you can drop down to a seventh-generation dual-core Intel Core i5-7200U with integrated graphics, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD for a (slightly) more reasonable $1,500.In our Surface Book 2 review, we consider whether its updated guts are enough to justify the huge investment.The “dynamic fulcrum” hinge, which is required to push the display farther back to better balance the weight created by jamming a complete PC into the display, remains an oddity that takes some getting used to.It makes the Surface very thick and rounded in the rear, and it creates a sharp angle whereby the display doesn’t sit flush with the keyboard.Theoretically, that means that debris could get in between and cause some problems, but we haven’t seen too many users complaining about it.
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Millennials have passed baby boomers as the most populous living generation, and much has been written about this younger generation and the way their habits and outlook will shape the world.Companies are beginning to recognize this, and as the next generation enters the workforce, savvy big-name brands are trying to snap up the best prospects from Generation Y.1) Millennials are an investmentBringing younger workers in now is an investment in the future of the company, and the sooner big brands tailor their hiring to millennials, the better off they’ll be as the last of the baby boomers retire.Their Americas Recruiting Leader termed this strategy “refilling the pipeline with top talent”.The wave is coming, and companies will either ride it or wind up underwater.
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Discrete manufacturing, professional services and banking are set to lead the way in the 2018 global public cloud spend.Soaring interest in public cloud services has prompted a prediction that a huge $160 billion will be spent in 2018, marking a 23.2 per cent increase over 2017.The IDC forecast also predicts that public cloud services market will achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate of 21.9 per cent.This would place global public cloud spending at $277 billion in 2021.Eileen Smith, program director, Customer Insights and Analysis, IDC, said: “The industries that are spending the most – discrete manufacturing, professional services, and banking – are the ones that have come to recognize the tremendous benefits that can be gained from public cloud services.Organizations within these industries are leveraging public cloud services to quickly develop and launch 3rd Platform solutions, such as big data and analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT), that will enhance and optimize the customer’s journey and lower operational costs.”
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We carry smartphones in our pockets, the streets are dotted with semi-autonomous cars, but in the research laboratory experiments are still being designed by people.However, this could change soon.In the group of Innsbruck physicist Hans Briegel, researchers broach the question to what extent machines can carry out research autonomously.For this purpose, they use the projective simulation model for artificial intelligence, developed by the group, to enable a machine to learn and act creatively.The memory of this autonomous machine stores many individual fragments of experience, which are networked together.Now, the scientists from Innsbruck have teamed up Viennese colleagues in the group of Anton Zeilinger, who previously demonstrated the usefulness of automated procedures in the design of quantum experiments with a search algorithm called Melvin.
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Polish cosmonaut Tadeusz Kuziora was one of a handful of elite pilots who trained for the Soyuz 30 mission in the late 1970s, but he never made the journey into space.Until he did, four decades later by way of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Gear VR goggles.The brand and its agency VML Poland won the Adweek Grand Arc Award on Thursday night at the BrandStorytelling@ Sundance conference in Deer Valley, Utah, held during the Sundance Film Festival.This year’s winner, a sweeping five-minute documentary called “The Missed Spaceflight,” highlights a dream deferred and, ultimately, a man completely transported.“Man and machine are essentially combined on one elevated plane.”Samsung and VML showed off the marketer’s latest technology by putting an emotional foot forward, batting down the nagging criticism that virtual reality is a short-term gimmick or a trendy novelty.
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Documentaries about global warming, narrative features about the trials of incarceration, stories of marginalized communities—they’re all screening from sunup to sundown.That’s because at a time when less than 5 percent of the top-grossing movies in US theaters are directed by women, 37 percent of the Sundance lineup had women behind the camera.Not only that, many of their films—from documentaries about attorney Gloria Allred and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to features about women coming to terms with past sexual experiences—reflect issues currently filling news and social media feeds.As Hollywood reacts and recalibrates following allegations of sexual misconduct against figures like producer Harvey Weinstein—and in the middle of the MeToo movement—Sundance will not only be a place for movies by and about women, it’ll be an environment where people will be discussing women’s role(s) in the business.I Think We’re Alone NowAt first glance, I Think We’re Alone Now should grab your attention because it’s a post-apocalyptic flick that stars Peter Dinklage (aka Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Lannister) and Elle Fanning.
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Xiaomi’s Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus have been launched in China in early December 2017.It’s been more than a month now and there’s been no info on its rollout outside the country.That changes today with Xiaomi’s official Facebook page posting a January 25th launch date of the handsets in Taiwan.Both the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will be launched at the same event.Recent reports about the handset pointed to a February release date.This also means that the Indian release can’t be far as it is one of the biggest markets of Xioami outside of China.
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