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I’ve been waiting for this to happen for a long time, and I’m actually a little surprised it’s only happening now.But with the launch of the Nubia’s Red Magic, there’s finally a gaming phone with built-in RGB lighting.For years, desktop and console gamers have enjoyed a wealth of gadgets and accessories with customisable lighting.Then, when Razer launched its own gaming phone last year, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring the joy of RGB to the mobile world.I mean really, Razer is a company that sells a coffee mug featuring a base with adjustable RGB lights.But enough about all that—that Red Magic is here now, and even though it features a lot of tired gaming tropes, like a black-and-red colour scheme and its overly edgy name, this phone seems kind of sweet.
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Microsoft just snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, and is delaying its Spring Creator’s Update (codenamed Redstone 4) due to a bug that resulted in an increase in Blue Screen of Death crashes.Luckily, the issue was spotted in an Insider build of Windows 10, specifically build 17133, meant for developers and not public consumption.Thank goodness for nerds, am I right?While Microsoft did issue a security update to build 17133 in the form of KB4100375, which addresses a host of security issues, it didn’t fix the potential for increased BSODs.Thus the company announced another build, 17134, which should address the BSODs and other issues not fixed by the aforementioned update.The update is available to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring, who receive updates after they make it through the company’s internal testing.
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The round included returning investors Sequoia India, which led the Singapore-based startup’s Series A two years ago, Golden Gate Ventures and Alpha JWC Ventures, as well as new backers Qualgro and LINE Ventures.Funding Societies also said it has raised credit lines from banks and financial institutions to lend to small- to medium-sized businesses.Founded in 2015 by Kelvin Teo and Reynold Wijaya, the startup’s name represents its “vision of financial inclusion in Southeast Asia.”Its Series B was oversubscribed, says Funding Societies, which operates in Singapore, Indonesia, where it is called Modalku, and Malaysia.When it announced its $7.5 million Series A in August 2016, Funding Societies had disbursed $8.7 million Singaporean dollars, a number that has since grown to $145 million SGD, chief executive officer Teo tells TechCrunch.Among many players, we were most impressed with Funding Societies for what it has achieved in a short period of time and its potential to continue to become the number one player.”
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Fashionistas take note, Sonos One is hitting the runway in Milan with five new colors.The color schemes come by way of a partnership with HAY, a Danish design brand and will be unveiled at Milan Design Week 2018.The five new colors that are going to be added to the Sonos One’s repertoire are red, green, yellow, pink and grey - which will come in addition to the Sonos One’s original colors, black and white.Three of the new colors (red, green and yellow) will be available starting in September, but the added style points are going to cost you extra - $229/£229/€259.If you don’t mind the bland black and white attire, those will still be available for $199/£199.Is the $30/£30 upcharge a bit much?
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There, they could communicate, coordinate, and, if they decide to, send a report to law enforcement and any organizations affiliated with their alleged assailant.Two years after Glaser’s piece, Callisto announced plans to do just that: this summer, the organization will launch a new version of its platform, one designed to allow tech startup founders to report harassment and abuse from investors.Though this new platform — referred to as the Callisto Expansion to differentiate it from the campus version — is limited to a relatively small, elite group of users, the team notes that it’s just the first stage in a larger plan to expand the service to a variety of industries, empowering harassment victims everywhere with the tools to fight back against abuse.But even as free access to this platform is extended to denizens of startup accelerators, co-working spaces, tech conferences, and wherever the Callisto team locates tech company founders, there are some issues that suggest the road ahead might not be a smooth one.“I got to take my time submitting the report, so when I went in to meet with [a UCB administrator] I wasn’t starting from square one,” she tells me over Facebook Messenger.“I’ve had to report other individuals in person, and it was really triggering and retraumatizing, so having the little bit of groundwork covered in the report helped me feel way more in control of the situation.”
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the Project is deemed to cost 205 billion and take around 25 years.the Alliance has accepted the call.The two governing parties the social democrats (S) and the Greens (MP) have now agreed to go ahead with the biggest infrastructure project in Sweden in modern times _ new main lines for high-speed trains on routes Stockholm_Göteborg and Stockholm_Malmö.– We want to be able to complete the new main lines for high speed as soon as possible, and our assessment is that it should be able to be made to the 2040_2045, says minister for infrastructure, Tomas Eneroth (S).According to the MP's mouthpiece, klimatminister Isabella Lövin, it is because the cost can be pressed if you build in a shorter period of time.The big question is the financing.
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During the Monday night joined the american and british secret services out and warned of a large-scale cyber attacks that Russian hackers have taken over millions of routers around the world, equipment that you think will be used for a future attack.the One that looked closely at the warning is the Swedish säkerhetsanalytiken Leif Nixon who discovered that the whole 2 542 Swedish ip addresses may have been affected.A misconfiguration that has been exposed to several large-scale attacks in the last six months.How many of these devices are already hacked?it Is unrealistic to expect that large organisations will have a liiiiiitle bit better track of their stuff?— Leif Nixon (@leifnixon) april 17, 2018
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There are smart ways to live large on the cheap.You should be able to score something in great condition with low miles for considerably less than new.With phones, last year's flagships are the way to go.Smash-cut to today: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Daily Steals has the refurbished unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 for $394.99 shipped.That's after applying promo code RICKGALAXY at checkout.(Yep, I finagled an extra $5 off for you!)
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Another day, another heist: Ian Balina, a cryptocurrency YouTuber known for his (sponsored) ICO reviews, was apparently hacked out of $2 million during a livestream session.Balina was reviewing ICOs on his channel as usual, when a viewer suddenly notified him that “someone” had moved all tokens out of his wallet.“Hope that it’s controlled movement.”While Balina continued with his review, not taking any notice of the comment, the live feed eventually went down 15 minutes later.The livestream was purportedly disrupted by a power-cut, and Balina returned to continue his review a few hours later.He later tweeted about the incident as well:
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As the tech industry worried about regulation last week, equity analysts at Goldman Sachs highlighted another risk to tech stocks.S Dow Jones Indices is set to make some changes to the S 500 in September, and tech stocks are at the center of them.Tech investors and analysts were captivated last week as Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of grilling on Capitol Hill over Facebook's handling of users' data.Their concern was that lawmakers may create new regulations that threaten Facebook and its competitors' growth.At a Goldman Sachs conference with policy experts during Zuckerberg's testimony, the consensus was that new regulation is unlikely this year, according to David Kostin, Goldman's chief US equity strategist.However, there's another risk that investors should be watching just as closely, he said.
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President Donald Trump has lashed out at Amazon.Signs have increasingly pointed to Amazon locating its much-hyped and sought-after second headquarters in the Washington, DC, metro area — a project that could bring with it some roughly 50,000 new jobs.The company is competing for a bevy of lucrative government contracts, including a deal worth billions with the Pentagon to provide the military with cloud computing services.A source told Business Insider earlier this month, they "can't imagine any possible way that the deal could be stopped" between Amazon and the Pentagon.Amazon employs one of the largest lobbying staffs in the city, and its lobbying efforts are growing.The US government," Terry Sullivan, campaign manager for Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's 2016 presidential bid, told Business Insider.
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Volkswagen Group isn't the first automaker to consider autonomous parking, but it could be the first to have it available on production vehicles.VW Group is currently testing an autonomous parking solution that it believes could arrive on production cars as early as 2020."Autonomous parking can make an important contribution to creating convenient, stress-free mobility for our customers," said Johann Jungwirth, VW Group's Chief Digital Officer, in a statement."We therefore want to democratize the technology and make it accessible to as many people as possible."The system is pretty simple.Since it's not extending that autonomy beyond the garage, it can rely on simpler things like pictures to get around.
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Social media is a fluid technology — nearly every day, the major social media networks are announcing a big change, coming under fire for the latest controversy or moving forward in smaller ways.Social Feed is a collection of those smaller changes that you may have missed with this week’s biggest news — like another app misusing Facebook data, Instagram’s new portrait mode, and Mark Zuckerberg dodging questions from Congress.Find Social Feed every weekend for the latest social news tidbits.While Zuckerberg already confirmed that the network had not seen a major impact in user count, another Facebook representative has expanded on that data, suggesting that the network hasn’t even seen a big shift in privacy permissions.Carolyn Everson, a vice president for global marketing at the company, says advertisers aren’t leaving the platform and that users haven’t had any “wild changes in behavior.”Boomerang is bouncing over to Facebook Camera, too
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Compared to the wacky ideas of Microsoft or Apple or Google, who all seem bent on redefining what we consider a computer, ThinkPads are conservative and consistent.There are plenty of modern upgrades in this 2018 model: an eighth-generation Core i5 or i7 processor; Windows Precision trackpad; USB-C charging; far-field microphones for voice commands; and an optional touchscreen or HDR display (but unfortunately, not both at the same time).If you want a touchscreen, you have to stick with the 1080p panel, which comes with a standard webcam.It’s the soft-touch black model, which looks as rugged as it is (Lenovo boasts of it passing a dozen military-grade certification tests, along with 200 in-house tests, and the keyboard is spill resistant), but also collects my fingerprints and skin oils readily.Along each side of the laptop are a smattering of ports: two USB Type-C, a docking port, a USB Type-A, and an HDMI on the left; a headphone jack and another USB-A port on the right.Around back is a slot for a microSD card and where you’d put the SIM card for the optional integrated LTE modem.
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Some bloke called Elon slurped $500m of itIt’s been a bumper few months for the commercial space industry with the torrent of cash from starry-eyed investors showing no signs of slowing, according to investment outfit, Space Angels.Nearly $1bn was handed to private space racers in the first quarter of 2018 - $975,799,660 to be precise.In a shock to nobody, a man named Elon Musk slurped more than half of that total cash pile with $500m from Fidelity Investments to develop Space X's satellite communications network, Starlink, amongst other things.Twenty more Series B and C deals were also signed in the opening quarter of the year.Satellite communications business, Global Eagle was a distant second in the investment stakes, scoring $150 million from UK-registered Searchlight Capital and tying with Spaceflight Inc., who intend to spend the cash expanding their launch management business and earth imaging satellite constellation (which goes by the not-at-all-creepy name Black Sky.)
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Earlier today, Google emailed G Suite customers letting them know a new version of Gmail is on the way.The email was supposed to be ‘customer confidential,’ so naturally it’s already leaked all over the place.The G Suite email was light on specifics, but revealed a few key features coming with the update.In Google’s own words, here’s what’s new:A fresh, clean look for Gmail on the WebEasy Access to G Suite apps, such as Google Calendar, from within Gmail
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Google could be releasing a 4K Android TV dongle at its upcoming I/O conference, now less than a month away.An application filed with the US Federal Communications commission (FCC) has revealed that a 4K Android TV dongle is on the way.The application (spotted by Ausdroid) was filed by a company called Shenzhen SEI robotics, and shows both a teardrop-shaped dongle emblazoned with Google’s distinctive ‘G’ logo, and a remote with a dedicated Google Assistant button.Also listed are the full specs for the device.If it is an official product it joins Google’s Chromecast devices, which can already stream Full HD video, 4K, and audio to speakers from a mobile device.Android TV is a far more robust proposition, as an actual TV operating system, akin to Roku.
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Carphone Warehouse's in-house network, iD Mobile, is giving you the chance to win one of four £5000 giftcards for Currys PC World.To qualify you'll need to purchase an iD SIM-only deal in the next four weeks, with a winner announced each week.iD's SIM-only deals start from as little as £3.99 per month, which gets you 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 500MB of data.That's not a huge amount of data, but for £5 per month you can up that to 2.25GB and keep the 5000 text allowance, but minutes drop to 250.
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Mark Zuckerberg served as a punching bag on Capitol Hill.For more than two hours, the Facebook CEO weathered slams from senators as he sat for the first of two sessions of Congressional testimony this week.On Tuesday, Zuckerberg sparred with a joint hearing of the Senate's Judiciary and Commerce committees.More than a few of the lawmakers used their five minutes of question time to blast Facebook and its 33-year-old billionaire founder.The voter profiling firm acquired the data of 87 million Facebook accounts and reportedly used it during the Brexit vote and 2016 presidential campaign.The scandal informed many of the questions, laced with biting remarks that criticized the company's failure to protect private information on its massive social network.
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We’re very close to getting a one-stop-shop when it comes to cooking meals, thanks to a powerful new partnerships between Innit (the popular app that helps you plan personalized meals and gives you video instructions for not screwing them up) and Chef’d (the meal kit and ingredient store that offers more options than Blue Apron or Hello Fresh).Here’s how it works: Let’s say you have a jones for some tasty steak au poivre with roasted rosemary potatoes and green beans after seeing the recipe pop up on your Innit app.Poke a button, choose a delivery date, and checkout with Apple Pay or a credit card, and Chef’d will wrap up a New York strip steak, some peppercorns, fingerling potatoes, and assorted garnishes, and ship them right to your door.Once the ingredients arrive, foodies can simply scan a QR code right on the package to bring up Innit’s “Culinary GPS” video guidance to help them make their sweet steak dinner.It’s not exactly cheap — that fancy steak dinner will set you back $32 for couple’s night or $62 for a family dinner — but it’s still far more economical than eating out, plus the app helps save on prep time by providing premeasured ingredients.“We’re excited to be pioneering the next evolution of the meal kit industry through our partnership with Chef’d,” said Eugenio Minvielle, founder and president of Innit.
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