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If you find yourself in San Francisco and craving a hamburger, you might want to keep an eye out for Creator on Folsom Street.The new joint, which is set to open to the public on June 27, offers burgers at $6, cooked from start to finish by a robot.The machine has been in the making for the past eight years; The Wall Street Journal explains that the contraption is 14 feet long, contains some 7,000 parts, costs under $1 million, and can prep 120 burgers per hour.It achieves this by dispensing a number of ingredients from tubes (including burger buns, tomatoes, pickles, and a range of sauces), grinding and cooking the meat to order, and assembling each sandwich on a conveyor belt.The process takes about five minutes per order.At some point, you’ll be able to customize your burger by ordering through an app.
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It seems like we’re hearing of a new data breach each month, giving companies transitioning to the cloud plenty reason to feel vulnerable.Using two-factor authentication and, where unique, cycled temporary passwords are sent to a device tend to be much safer for remote usage and security protocol.We recommend all of our clients who are storing sensitive information in the cloud to get a cybersecurity insurance policy to help protect them if there is a malicious attack on their company’s data.As a web-based healthcare company with access to PHI protected by federal law, security is paramount to customer confidence in our solutions.– Amanda Elms, Metis Genetics, LLCCloud storage services that offer local data encryption provides two levels of security.
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On June 21, around 20 institutions including Tencent Security, token trading platform Huobi.com (火币网), and China Blockchain Research Center (中国区块链应用研究中心), together established the China Blockchain Security Alliance (中国区块链安全联盟).The announcement was made during the first China Blockchain Security Summit (中国区块链安全高峰论坛) in Beijing.The Alliance’s mission is to ensure the healthy and sustainable development of the blockchain ecosystem and protect it from fraud.“We are willing to participate in blockchain’s industrial construction in the name of Tencent.We hope to contribute to blockchain’s security in China,” Ma Bin, vice president at Tencent said during the Summit.ICO mania and commercial blockchain concepts have been attracting massive attention in China.
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When Telstra announced its new simplified business strategy, dubbed "Telstra2022", it was revealed that this would result in the cutting of over 8,000 employees and contractors as well as a drastic reduction in the number of plans the telco offers."We will simplify our products by retiring more than 1,800 plans and introducing 20 core plans", Telstra announced in its statement regarding its consumer and small business customers.While it isn’t explicitly mentioned, this appears to be in relation to the telco’s entire suite of services, ranging from mobile to broadband and NBN.While this will likely reduce the confusion that comes with choosing a new plan, it may push some existing customers into less-than-ideal compromises when the time comes to switch."Excess data charges are a thing of the past"Another key alteration that Telstra detailed is "peace of mind data across a range of new post-paid plans", which will see the telco following a similar route to Vodafone’s 'unlimited' plans, which offer a throttled download speed once a user has reached their data cap rather than slap them with excess data charges.
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With Brian Krzanich's sudden and surprise departure from Intel's CEO job, it's time to play the "who-will-take-his place" game.Intel has a long tradition of grooming its CEOs from within its internal ranks.Intel is a massive company with products ranging from PC processors to memory to networking, and the CEO needs to balance two very distinct jobs:Keeping a global network of multi-billion dollar chip manufacturing facilities running smoothly and without any hiccups.Having the vision to focus on the right products and to steer the company into new markets.Finding someone who can do both of those jobs is no easy feat, which is why the company has always ended up going with someone internal.
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Two weeks ago, BlackBerry decided to finally take the wraps off the successor of its most successful smartphone in years – The BlackBerry KEYone.The BlackBerry KEY2 bring some major improvements over its predecessors and according to TCL will be available for pre-orders in the United States on the next week.To be more precise, the smartphone should be widely available just on July 13, but those who are eagerly waiting for this newest QUERTY flagship can pre-order the device starting Friday, June 29 at a price tag of $649,99.Considering the price, the smartphone can easily be confused as a flagship device, well, it indeed brings some neat features and specifications such as 6GB of RAM, either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.Also, the smartphone carries a dual 12MP camera setup on the rear and an 8MP selfie snapper on the front.However, in the end, the smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 660, that is an excellent processor, of course, but it still isn’t comparable with the Snapdragon 845 that is equipped in most of the flagships that are in the same price-range of KEY2.
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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a graphene assembled film that has over 60 percent higher thermal conductivity than graphite film - despite the fact that graphite simply consists of many layers of graphene.Until now, scientists in the graphene research community have assumed that graphene assembled film cannot have higher thermal conductivity than graphite film.Therefore, the graphene-assembled film should not have higher thermal conductivity than this.They discovered that the thermal conductivity of graphene assembled film can reach up to 3200 W/mK, which is over 60 percent higher than the best graphite films.With these important features, phonons, whose movement and vibration determine the thermal performance, can move faster in the graphene layers rather than interact between the layers, thereby leading to higher thermal conductivity."This is indeed a great scientific break-through, and it can have a large impact on the transformation of the existing graphite film manufacturing industry", says Johan Liu.
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Predictably, cheating in school has advanced with time.Students have hacked servers, hit schools with DDoS attacks, and purchased schoolwork on the dark web.The country will turn off mobile and landline internet service across the country for an hour at a time during the exam period, which started on Wednesday and runs through 25 June.The 11 blackouts are scheduled for an hour after each exam begins.In 2016, exam questions were reportedly leaked online and authorities were dissatisfied with a less stringent attempt to limit social media during the 2017 exams.The sweeping shutdown will also block Facebook for the entirety of the exam period, Education Minister Nouria Benghabrit told Algerian newspaper Annahar, according to the BBC.
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Here’s some exciting news for Motorola fans: the Moto Z3 Play, which was revealed at the beginning of the month, has gone up for pre-order.As you’d expect, the phone is available to order directly through Motorola, but you might also want to have a look as Amazon.The massive online retailer has revealed that the Moto Z3 Play, along with the less expensive Moto G6 Play, will be offered as Prime Exclusive phones.Usually, that would mean fairly attractive discounts on those devices, and in the case of the Z3 Play at least, that holds true.Amazon is offering the Moto Z3 Play for $449.99, $50 less than Motorola’s own price tag of $499.99.It isn’t a huge discount, but still, it’s hard to complain about having an extra $50 in your bank account.
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He came up with the idea of putting a woman front and center "right on the heels of the first film," which came out in 2004."That's the oldest idea in this current movie," the filmmaker said.Incredible stays home taking care of the kids.But before we go on, a warning: If you haven't seen Incredibles 2 yet, we're going to unload a ton of spoilers.When superhero advocate Winston Deavor sets out to legalize caped crusaders, he doesn't want Mr.The stay-at-home mom dons a new dark supersuit (not designed or approved by Edna) and goes to fight crime, leaving her husband in charge of the kids.
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The headphone jack went extinct on iPhones starting with the iPhone 7.Now it seems like the Lightning port may be the next to go.Apple reportedly considered removing the Lightning port on the iPhone X, according to Bloomberg (via MacRumors).While earlier rumors claimed that Apple may remove the Lightning port in favor of USB-C, Apple's goal may be to remove all ports entirely.Bloomberg's report is about the challenges that Apple faces with its AirPower wireless charger, but it also shares some details about Apple's vision for a wireless future."Apple designers eventually hope to remove most of the external ports and buttons on the iPhone, including the charger, according to people familiar with the company's work.
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China has launched an investigation into Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, SK Hynix Inc and Micron Technology Inc, the three largest semiconductor makers who control the market for DRAM memory chips.According to Taiwan’s Electronic Times, these three companies are suspected of manipulating DRAM market prices in China.If they are found culpable, they will be punished with maximum fines of up to $8 billion.From 2016-2017, the global DRAM memory prices continued to rise for both the PC market and the smartphone market.This phenomenon attracted the attention of the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China.The ministry looked into Samsung in December 2017, but this did not prevent DRAM prices from continuing to rise in the first quarter of 2018.
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With yet another Jurassic Park film out in cinemas, it’s the perfect time for busybody scientists to shatter our conceptions of how dinosaurs looked and acted.The latest dino truth bomb comes courtesy of a new study published Wednesday in PLOS One.It suggests that most dinosaurs, including the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex, couldn’t stick out their tongues the way many modern reptiles and birds do.Researchers compared the mouth anatomy of a variety of dinosaur and ancient reptile species to some of their closest living avian and reptilian relatives, including alligators.They specifically mapped out the hyoid bones, which help anchor the tongue to the body, and surrounding muscles of living species through CT scans and compared them to fossil specimens mostly sourced from China.Contrary to popular depictions of predatory dinosaurs roaring with tongues held far out or flicking them out snakelike, they found that most of the species they studied had hyoid bones that resembled those of gators, who keep their tongues firmly stuck in place.
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On June 21, Xiaomi took to its official Weibo account to disclose a full-blown press release images of the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro before launch.The Redmi 6 Pro will come in five colours – Rose Gold, Sand Gold, Lake Blue, Black and Flame Red.As we already know, it uses a notch which many smartphone enthusiasts are still yet to understand because it also comes with a pretty thick chin.Now, we have a complete 360-degree view of what this smartphone looks like.This is quite weird because these unboxing images are coming four days before its official launch on June 25th.The product will be available in 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB configurations.
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Tennent’s Lager has agreed a multi-year extension to its Scottish Rugby partnership, seeing players convene on Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow to celebrate.The seven-figure deal now sees the lager brand support the national side as well as the Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors and title sponsorship of the Scottish domestic leagues.Damien Hoyland (Edinburgh), Adam Ashe and Rob Harley (Glasgow Warriors) visited the brewery to ink the contract.Jason Ash, chief marketing officer, C Group, owner of Tennent’s, said: “Tennent’s Lager has been a long-standing supporter of Scottish sport and we thoroughly enjoyed hosting some of Scottish Rugby’s most talented players at Wellpark Brewery.There is real excitement around Scottish Rugby just now, moving up to fifth in the world rankings after an incredible NatWest Six Nations campaign and historic wins over England and France at home.“To be continuing our partnership at a time when rugby is growing and diversifying into the Scottish mainstream is something we’re very excited about.
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Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language and counted the actor Robin Williams and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea among her friends, has died at age 46.The Gorilla Foundation said the western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz Mountains on Tuesday.Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo, and Dr. Francine 'Penny' Patterson began teaching the gorilla sign language that became part of a Stanford University project in 1974.She was said to be able to communicate with humans with 1,000 words of sign language and was able to understand 2,000 words of spoken English.The foundation said Koko's capacity for language and empathy opened the minds and hearts of millions."The foundation will continue to honor Koko's legacy and advance our mission with ongoing projects including conservation efforts in Africa, the great ape sanctuary on Maui, and a sign language application featuring Koko for the benefit of both gorillas and children."
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But it used to use Excel and print-outs, just like us normiesAll aboard the blockchain hypewagon – Microsoft announced today that it has begun using the technology to deal with royalty and digital rights contracts.While the shiny toy, which runs on Azure (of course), is interesting, lurking within the excited ramblings was an admission of how Xbox game publishers used to get their payments.It appears that humans within the bowels of Microsoft had to study PDF files, deal with printed documentation and make do with manual Excel spreadsheets to reconcile and recalculate royalty payments."It's expensive to manage," admitted Rohit Amberker, finance director for Royalties and Content at Microsoft.Expensive and time-consuming, since publishers wouldn't get the royalty information until 45 days after the month ended.
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Read on for our detailed analysis of each serviceThese days, just about any business has a host of tech that is used in just about every activity, from the computer on a worker’s desk, to the software that is being used, and all the peripherals in between, as well as a slew of mobile devices including the omnipresent smartphones.While all this technology is essential to businesses, supporting such a menagerie of devices - and keeping them all running 24/7 - becomes a challenge that encourages many companies to turn to an outside service.ITSM refers to Information Technology Service Management, which covers a variety of activities in terms of delivering, managing and supporting the use of technology across the organization.This product endeavors to aggregate IT Services into a single cloud-based platform, and has plenty of heavyweight customers including GE Digital, Broadcom, and Overstock.com.ITSM software that focuses on problem solving and prevention
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We’re about to hit go on agenda...Events The agenda for Serverless Computing London goes live next week, so you don’t have long to grab our super value blind bird tickets for the November event.We’ve now got a programme that spans the Serverless and FaaS landscape, from the fundamentals of Serverless computing, through the nuts and bolts of individual platforms, and the tools and techniques you need to tie it all altogether.We’re confident you’ll find the conference both instructive and entertaining.As with all our events, the emphasis is on tech pros and industry experts who can offer practical, hands-on experience and advice on the technology, how to put it into practice, and how to manage both your applications and your team.Right now, blind bird tickets cost for just £500 plus VAT.
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Disgruntled former employee alleged to have hacked IT system and transferred sensitive data to third partyElectric car maker Telsa is suing a former worker, after it alleged he hacked into their IT systems and passed sensitive data to “third parties.”It comes after company chief executive Elon Musk earlier this week sent out an email in which he accused an employee of carrying out “extensive and damaging sabotage” against the firm.Telsa is currently a company dealing with a number of issues at the moment, including a record quarterly loss of almost $710m in the first three months of the year.Indeed, Telsa has reportedly not made an annual profit since it was formed nearly 15 years ago.The ongoing losses had prompted Musk to last week announce that 9 percent of Tesla’s workforce would be made redundant.
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