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La La Land had a mixed night at the 89th Academy Awards.The musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone took home the most gongs, but had the best picture title stripped from it after mistakenly being handed the award.It was not until the middle of La La Land's best picture acceptance speech that the firm's producer, Jordan Horowitz, realised the mistake and announced Moonlight was the correct recipient.The mistake happened when Warren Beatty, who was presenting the Oscar for best picture, was mistakenly handed the card for the previous award.Beatty and Faye Dunaway, of Bonnie and Clyde fame read the card saying Emma Stone had won best actress in La La Land as the result for best picture."I want to tell you what happened," Beatty said after returning to the stage.
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In these divisive political times, it's interesting to know that Americans can come together around a common love of television.Even as cable-subscription rates rise, TV is still accessible for people with various levels of income.And there are so many choices — and price points — today, including cable, online, and streaming services.So which shows are most popular across different household incomes?And what shows prove more popular among certain income levels?Business Insider partnered with Viant, a Time Inc.-owned advertising technology company, which analyzed viewing on smart TVs and cross-referenced that data with the credit-reporting company Experian to find the shows that indexed the highest in these household income levels: less than $50,000, $50,000 to $75,000, $75,000 to $125,000, and more than $125,000.We then assigned the shows a score according to where they landed among the income levels and ranked them.Some shows seem pretty predictable, such as the massive popularity across the board for CBS's "The Big Bang Theory."Others are surprising, such as Fox's "Lethal Weapon" reboot and NBC's "The Voice."Here are the top shows on TV according to how much you make.
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How valuable would it be to have the full history of your health?What if every one of your vital signs that have been recorded, all the medicines taken, information associated with every doctor s visit, illness, operations and more could be efficiently and accurately captured?The quality and coordination of health care would be expected to rise, and the costs and risks likely to fall.And that is precisely why blockchains in the healthcare industry could do exceedingly well.Data captured on blockchains can be shared in real time across a group of individuals and institutions.Every event or transaction is time-stamped and becomes part of a long chain, or permanent record, which can t be tampered with after the fact.
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Bill Gates is a smart guy, who knows something about global health.So when he gives a grave warning about a potential catastrophe, it's a good idea to listen.Yesterday, at the Munich Security Conference, the man who tops the FORBES richest person in the world list and Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said:Whether it occurs by a quirk of nature or at the hand of a terrorist, epidemiologists say a fast-moving airborne pathogen could kill more than 30 million people in less than a year.Therefore, he could have focused on some other issue such as nuclear weapons or climate change.This was obvious in 2009 when I and Shawn Brown, PhD, Director of Public Health Applications at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center PSC , were embedded in the Department of Health and Human Services HHS to use our computational models to help with the national response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic.
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The OnePlus 3 from last year was a reminder that the young Chinese maker was well and truly in the game.If things continue to move the way they have been, the upcoming OnePlus flagship is going to be a blockbuster smartphone.There s a lot of speculation about the upcoming OnePlus phone.There s also a bit of trivia going on; logic would say that the phone be called the OnePlus 4, but given that the number 4 is considered to be unlucky in the Chinese culture which is where OnePlus trace their roots to , the phone might well be called the OnePlus 5.Logic would say that the phone be called the OnePlus 4, but given that the number 4 is considered to be unlucky in the Chinese culture which is where OnePlus trace their roots to , the phone might well be called the OnePlus 5.That would be rather odd though, and hopefully there ll be a new naming convention.They ve already done the X , so that s out of question for now.As for the specifications, OnePlus have always — since the original OnePlus One — tried to go all-out with the specs… well, pretty much.There s often been a very good balance between grunt and practically.
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Editor s note: A version of this post first appeared on Yicai Global, the English-language financial news service of Shanghai Media Group.Yicai Global is one of just two dedicated Chinese news feeds connected to the Bloomberg terminal.WeChat, Tencent Holdings Ltd. s social networking and chat app, will roll out paid services for the content offered by official accounts, an authority at the Chinese internet giant told Yicai Global.WeChat invited selected official accounts to trial its paid content function, which is not open to general users for the time being.Posting ads and original content remain the primary ways for official, or business accounts, to earn revenue through the platform.The challenge for WeChat is to attract paying customers for its reading services when there is a common perception online content is largely free.A survey of more than 1,700 netizens conducted by a Tencent research unit found 55 percent of respondents had paid for professional knowledge or advice, including paid content and documents in the past year.Over 50 percent of Chinese netizens have paid or are willing to pay for contents, compared with only 30 percent two years ago, an iResearch report found.Zhihu, a knowledge-sharing app similar to Quora.com, which allows readers to pose a question and answer other users queries, has been able to monetize its Zhihu Live, an online lecture room.Per capita consumption by users is RMB 52.08 and a one-hour lecture can bring speakers, who are usually specialists in their fields, an average fee of RMB 10,000 US$ 1,455 .
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Nineteen years ago, the company that is now called Alphabet Inc. launched Google Web Search, which would quickly become the most widely used internet search engine in the world.That search engine, which at first relied primarily on text data and backlinks to determine search priority ranking, has become increasingly sophisticated where its myriad features are concerned.Users can now search images, social, video content, equations, geographic locations and much more, and each of these things impact a brand s search ranking over all, for better or worse.Beyond matching keywords alone, Google has parsed its massive stores of data to better understand the phrases, search history and other elements of query to better understand user priorities and states of mind when using the web search platform.Below, find a breakdown of Google s intent-recognition methodology–and strategic recommendations for those who want to take advantage of them.On mobile—which has increasingly become the focus of search marketers after disrupting the way we access information and shop on the go—as well as on desktop, users use a range of terms, exhibit a range of behaviors, and seek out a range of answer-types that, according to Google, develop a profile of the user s intent.
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All of us technology companies need to create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news, Cook said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph on Friday.We have to think through every demographic, Cook said.While most of the discussion around fake news has centered on fabricated stories and headlines that surface on websites and spread like wildfire through Facebook, earlier this month it was Trump s own not-official spokesperson Kellyanne Conway who shared news of a Bowling Green massacre that never happened.Conway said the made-up event was orchestrated by two Iraqi refugees, as she attempted to defend Trump s immigration and refugee travel ban on individuals from seven majority-Muslim countries.Even though Conway s false narrative was quickly debunked on Twitter, a recent poll from Public Policy Polling showed that 23 per cent of Americans believed the made-up story enough to think it justified Trump s travel ban.Twenty per cent were unsure if the fake news was justification enough for the immigration executive order.
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Mid January we have mentioned the upcoming new Oukitel phone, the Oukitel U7 Max and judging by the few released specification we guessed it s going to fall into the ultra budget cathegory.Well it s essentially a downgrade to the existing Oukitel U7 Plus so it makes sense.Now the Oukitel U7 Max has been officially introduced on the official company website and the pre-orders should start next week with fairly low price of $64.99.But honestly that s pretty much needed with the specifications of the device.Oukitel U7 max has a 5,5-inch screen with HD resolution and 2.5D glass, quad-core MT6580A processor clocked at 1 GHz so forget about 4G networks, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB of expandable storage, 13 Mpix rear camera interpolated from 8 Mpix and 5 Mpix front selfie camera interpolated from 2 Mpix .It also sports 2500 mAh battery capacity and Android 6.0 Marshmallow as the OS.Dimensions of the Oukitel U7 Max are 157,6 x 78,1 x 8,8 mm and 198,2 g of weight so it s actually very heavy considering it has a polycarbonate back.Phone will be offered in three color variants – Space Grey, Rose Gold and Champagne Gold so if you are looking for a very cheap phone for your kids or something then maybe you can give it another look on the official website.
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Shansong Express, a Chinese startup that provides intercity courier services, has announced a $50 million series C  led by SIG Asia Investment and Yi Capital, our sister site TechNode Chinese is reporting.Prometheus Capital, a fund backed by Wang Sicong, the son of Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, also participated.Founded in 2014, Shansong 闪送, literally flash delivery in English provides short-distance and same-city logistics services.Chinese consumers are impatient and speed is crucial to good user experience.Shansong pledges a 60-minutes delivery for orders within five kilometers.After that, its 30 minutes for every other 5 kilometers.But it seems that the platform is working far more efficient than its basic promises.According to company data, the average delivery time for orders within 5 km in Beijing is 23 minutes and orders within 10 km can be delivered in 33 minutes.According to Shansong, only 1% of parcels are later than promised.Unlike traditional logistics systems which transport packages from station to station, Shansong assigns a single delivery task to one courier who will be responsible for the order in the whole delivery process, shortening the delivery time and eliminating risks of customer information disclosure.After three years of development, the Beijing-based startup has accumulated over 12 million users and 184,000 couriers.
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HELSINKI Reuters - Finnish network equipment maker Nokia reported its quarterly profits fell less than expected, helped by cost cuts and the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, and said the tough global market was starting to stabilize.Nokia and its rivals, Sweden's Ericsson and China's Huawei HWT.UL , have struggled lately as telecom operators' demand for faster 4G mobile broadband equipment has peaked, and upgrades to next-generation 5G equipment are still years away.Nokia bought Franco-American Alcatel-Lucent last year to broaden its operations and is currently axing thousands of jobs as it seeks to cut 1.2 billion euros $1.3 billion of annual costs by 2018.Nokia said that while it expected the global networks market to fall around 2 percent this year, it saw opportunities in markets such as North America, India and Japan."We continue to expect our performance to improve in 2017 and see the potential for margin expansion in 2017 and beyond, as market conditions improve and our sales transformation programs gain further traction," Chief Executive Rajeev Suri told reporters on a conference call."Our plan is to make the most of the market this year, be efficient, maintain our pricing discipline, ensure our synergies happen and we get the cost reductions."
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It s hard to be the smartest shopper paying the right price for items.When considering to buy a luxury item, there are millions of merchant stores in the world, both online and offline and fragmented data points about the price.A Shanghai-based company is appealing to price-savvy customers who want to purchase luxury items at the lowest price as well as to learn more about the price fluctuation on different locations.LUXSENS profiles product information on a centralized platform with their real-time pricing and inventory system.The team possesses the technology related to neural networks and uses a deep learning algorithm to map the prices and attributes of products automatically.Their luxury e-commerce platform runs on their WeChat account, where customers can either order the product online or purchase the item on-site by traveling abroad.LUXSENS takes 10% commission for online purchases and 5% commission for items reserved and bought in-store.Kenny Au, founder and CEO of LUXSENS, did not mention sales figures but did reveal that the company had sold six Hermes Birkin bags which costs 60,000 to 90,000 RMB, in less than two months.In the next five years, prices will be more transparent than ever, shoppers will continue to be very rational via the best content that internet companies can bring to them.
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NASA on Thursday gave visitors at Kennedy Space Center a glimpse at one of it's most historic -- and tragic -- artifacts: the hatch door of the infamous Apollo 1 spacecraft.Trapped behind that door on the evening of Jan. 27, 1967, astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee perished as a fire ripped through the cabin of their spacecraft, which was undergoing a seemingly harmless communications test."It's time that they show the three who died in the fire appreciation for the work that they did."The flash fire erupted inside the capsule during a countdown rehearsal, with the astronauts atop the rocket at Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 34.With its moon program in jeopardy, NASA completely overhauled the Apollo spacecraft.Remnants of the lost shuttles have been on display at the visitor complex for 1 years.
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T. Rowe Price, the mutual fund giant that is one of Snap's biggest backers, is "quietly and persistently" objecting to a plan put forth by the internet company's founders to only sell non-voting shares when it goes public, according to the Australian Financial Review.While many tech companies, like Facebook, have remained founder-controlled after a public offering, Snap Inc, the parent
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Samsung may have inadvertently teased the design of the Galaxy S8 in two new videos posted to YouTube.The company s screen-manufacturing arm, Samsung Display, has published two short advertisements showing off the capabilities of its displays.But what s interesting is that the handset depicted in both videos looks very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks we ve seen so far.The most notable feature is the lack of Home button, which is a design change widely tipped to be introduced on the Galaxy S8:It s expected that Samsung plans to integrate the functionality of the Home button into the display.This would involve embedding an optical fingerprint sensor below the glass on the phone.
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When you're on a dating website like Match.com or idly swiping on Tinder, generally you're more likely to match with — and also speak to — someone who is intellectually similar.Apparently, we're more willing to let our standards slide as time passes, as the study found that people get less fussy about finding someone who has the same level of
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In November 2016, the Las Vegas Strip got a brand new Taco Bell Cantina — the latest, and arguably greatest, in the fast food chain's new line of upscale restaurants, as it wages war on Chipotle."This flagship restaurant is our ultimate expression of the Taco Bell brand, and lifestyle," Taco Bell CMO Marisa Thalberg said in a press release at the time.Located right on the world-famous Las Vegas strip, this restaurant goes a little bit above and beyond your average Taco Bell.Not only is it super-swanky inside, it also serves alcohol including slushies made from its famous Mountain Dew Baja Blast soda, with an optional shot of liquor .Better yet, it's open 24 hours.We knew we had to swing by while we were around Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, especially after a cab driver told us that it was the hottest ticket in town.Here's what it was like: View As:
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With dozens of smart home products on the CES show floor, who would have guessed a trash can would be what everyone was talking about?GeniCan is a stick-on attachment for your trash can that uses a barcode scanner and voice recognition to help you compile grocery lists based on what you re throwing away.Simply scan an item before tossing it into the trash and GeniCan automagically adds it to an accompanying smartphone app.If the item doesn t have a barcode, or it s unreadable, you ll just hold the item in front of the scanner and wait for the prompt.Once GeniCan asks what you re throwing away, simply tell it, and it ll add that to the list as well.Better still, you don t even have to leave the house to buy these grocery items.
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An artificial intelligence AI developed by an unknown entity has been annihilating some of the world's best Go players online over the last few days and people are desperate to know who is behind it.The AI, being referred to simply as "Master," has played more than 50 games against top Go players and won every single one of them.Go is a complex game that has been notoriously difficult for computers to crack because of the sheer number of potential moves.It is a two-player turn-based strategy game where each player puts down either black or white stones in an attempt to outmaneuver and surround the other player.It's easy to pick up but takes years to master.The games — being played on Tygem, an internet Go server owned by South Korean company TongYang Online — have caught the attention of Reddit users and a thread is calling on the AI's creator to reveal themself or indeed themselves."This whole thing is just really cool," wrote Reddit user Open Thinker."I hope we learn who the author s are soon."So a mysterious AI, 'Master', is trouncing top Go players online 50-0, likely superhuman, and no one knows who created it.
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The scheme could put an end to having to plug in a carNew technology for electric vehicles could see the end of having to navigate plugs and wires for refuelling after Ford unveiled a wireless system that will let drivers charge their cars by simply pulling up in a parking space.The wireless charging technology, which to date has only been available for smaller gadgets such as phones and smartwatches, means that electric car drivers in Europe can park-and-charge without the need of a plug.The company said the system has been designed to prevent drivers from forgetting to recharge and to allow small fuel boosts even when time is tight.Innovative services can be as important to customers as the electrified vehicles themselves, said Hua Thai-Tang of Ford s electric vehicle division.We are investing in solutions to help private customers as well as commercial fleet owners seamlessly incorporate these new vehicles and technologies into their lives.
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