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The major software update in October 2017 will also bring new features for security on board, in addition to paving the way for AR and VR hardware.Microsoft has announced plans for an October 2017 Windows 10 update that will prepare systems for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) hardware.This move is intended to benefit a full spectrum of Windows 10 users, as Microsoft updates not only consumers, but also businesses, with the cutting edge technology trends.In this significant step toward the widespread implementation of AR and VR, approximately 550 million devices will be eligible to access the update, as it is released to existing customers.The major Windows 10 update that carries these changes will also include new features centred upon enhancing security and gaming.Microsoft has shown a great deal of interest in harnessing the power of cutting edge technologies for the benefit of business, with Dynamics 365 set to streamline many traditional process using cloud technology, for example.
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Every time is like this: filling forms with username, email, credit card, phone number, password and more.Otherwise, just go to the social-connect button and use your Google/Facebook account as your identification.Then, get an app like Dashlane to manage passwords and, finally, go sharing and purchasing things.There’s a reason behind the current platform-centric architecture we live in: when you’re not paying the product, you’re the product.Which basically means other parties own and sell your data.Nothing new here, although many people still don’t care about it anyway.
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Western Digital has unleashed the biggest microSD card the world has ever seen, offering a mammoth capacity of 400GB at IFA 2017 in Berlin.The 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card is double the size of the firm’s 200GB card, which itself was a record-breaker when it was introduced two years ago (there’s also a 256GB model sitting between these two cards).Obviously, 400GB is a hell of a lot of capacity to cram on a tiny microSD, and is plenty of room to hold your photos or videos – indeed in the latter case it’s capable of storing 40 hours of Full HD video footage.It’s also impressive on the performance front, boasting transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s, meaning users can shuttle 1,200 photos across onto the card in a minute flat.Western Digital further notes that its new SanDisk Ultra offering is capable of loading mobile apps faster on your phone or tablet because it meets the ‘A1 App Performance Class’ specification.Furthermore, the company offers a free SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android which can help users organize and backup their data, and is capable of pulling off tricks like grabbing tagged content from Facebook or Instagram.
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UK and US governments have almost doubled their requests to obtain data from tech companies.Businesses are facing new pressures to deal with the exponential rise in government requests for data, with the Snooper’s Charter allowing for even more data access and the impending GDPR adding to the regulatory burden.Worrying analysis by Deloitte has found that UK and US governments have almost doubled their requests to obtain data from technology, media and telecoms companies over the past three years.Looking at 26 companies, the analysis found that the number of data requests increased from 354,970 to 704,678 between 2013 and 2016.The surge in requests highlights the growing regulatory burden faced by UK and US companies, with UK businesses set for that burden to grow even heavier with the impending GDPR and EU privacy rules.“This new research pulls back the curtain on the sheer volume of data handed over to the UK and US authorities by 26 of the biggest tech and communications companies, including Google, Facebook and LinkedIn, that profit from harvesting our personal information,” said Simon Migliano, Head of Research at Top10VPN.com.
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Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but T-Mobile will ship a hot new Samsung phones a few days before its actual launch.In this case, we’re talking about the Galaxy Note 8 that’s currently available to preorder from every major American carrier and electronics retailer, T-Mobile included.But the “uncarrier” has permission to launch the phone a few days sooner than it’s supposed to.T-Mobile is contacting the customers who have preordered the handset to tell them the order “is being packed and will begin shipping soon.” According to TmoNews, we’re looking at a tentative ship date of September 13th for T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 8.That means you may get to unpack and use the phones earlier than you’re supposed to.As a reminder, T-Mobile sells the Galaxy Note 8 for $929.99 outright or $210 followed by 24 installments of $30 each.
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Still, the second planet from the Sun deserves a little more credit than it currently gets.Recently, a team of researchers NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory dropped their latest design for a “clockwork” rover they hope will explore Venus—and the concept art is delightfully twisted.The Automaton Rover for Extreme Environments (AREE) project was first proposed back in 2015.AREE is a rover that uses Venus’ harsh conditions conditions to its advantage, relying on wind to power its mechanical computer.Since Venus’ atmosphere is about 90 times denser than Earth’s and heats up to about 462 degrees Celsius, designers have to make something hearty enough to sustain seriously hellish conditions.It’s also admittedly cool that the design for AREE looks like Wall-E’s evil twin.
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If you've got a couple of Amazon's Alexa-enabled smart speakers scattered throughout your home, then here's some news you've probably been waiting to hear.Starting today in the US, UK and Germany, you can sync those speakers up for whole-home audio playback, or tell one speaker to play music on another.To get started, you'll need to open up the Alexa app and make sure each speaker has a name that's easy to remember (Amazon recommends using the room the speaker is in).Once you've done that, you'll be able to tell Alexa to play music on a specific speaker by using its name, a la "Alexa, play Beyonce in the kitchen."You'll also be able to group your speakers together, then tell Alexa to play music through one of those groups.For instance, if you had an Echo in the living room and an Echo Dot in the kitchen, you could group them together as "downstairs" in the Alexa app, then say, "Alexa, play White Reaper downstairs."
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Amazon now owns Whole Foods, but what does that mean for grocery prices at Whole Foods?Let’s take a look at some key grocery items and how the new Whole Foods stacks up against the low-cost Walmart.
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A federal appeals court has upheld a decision mandating that Icon Health and Fitness pay $1.6 million in attorney's fees for filing an unwarranted patent lawsuit against a competitor.Icon sued Octane Fitness in 2009, saying that Octane's high-end elliptical machines infringed US Patent No.6,019,710, which describes an elliptical machine that allows for adjustments to accommodate individual strides.After two years of litigation, a district court judge found that Octane's machines didn't infringe.Octane asked for an award of legal fees, but later in 2011, a judge rejected the company's bid.An Icon executive had described the '710 patent as an "old patent we had for a long time that was just sitting on the shelf."
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If you’re one of the people with (valid) concerns about Netflix’s adaptation of Death Note, then today’s your lucky day.Not only is the movie finally available for you to watch (should you choose to do so), there’s also a new clip that perfectly summarises the movie if you can’t be bothered to sit through it all.There are many things about Netflix’s Death Note that ring true to author Tsugumi Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata’s original manga—like the unsettling creepiness of the death god Ryuk, voiced in the film by Willem Dafoe, or the eerie, off-kilter quirks of L’s personality.But then there’s the issues with the movie having a vastly different plot than the original, and that persnickety whitewashing issue that Death Note director Adam Wingard can’t quite wrap his head around.For all of the things that Death Note manages to get right in spite of itself, it can be... rough to get through.Rough enough to elicit a reaction very similar to Light’s in the clip below, which is from the scene where he first encounters Ryuk.
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Utan det ekonomiska perspektivet kan viktiga beslut få farliga samhällseffekter, enligt forskaren Per Frankelius, Linköpings Universitet.Häromveckan kunde vi läsa ett citat i Ny Teknik av en klimatexpert på WWF: ”Förutom omställningen till en fossilfri ekonomi behöver vi bland annat halvera matsvinnet och köttkonsumtionen och uppnå en mer hållbar konsumtion.” Det var en av minst flera hundra artiklar där begreppet ”hållbar” använts.Från och med 2017 måste alla stora företag ”hållbarhetsrapportera”, enligt ett regeringsbeslut.Efter att ha analyserat debatten i ett antal år är min slutsats att hållbarhet, i en klar majoritet av resonemangen, bara relateras till miljön.Under det senaste året lyfter dock fler fram den sociala dimensionen.Varför är det då så viktigt att inte ensidigt fokusera på klimat, miljö och sociala dimensioner i hållbarhetsdebatten?
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We can all be a bit irrational and emotional when it comes to making decisions, much of the time without any reason or explanation.Enter Lab, a London-based digital agency, who have come up with a unique psychology model that helps them to empathise with all aspects of decision-making – the rational, the irrational and the emotional, thereafter giving them an animal (monkey, lion or dog) with similar traits.The monkey is a contextual thinker and wants to make a difference and leave a legacy.The lion is also a rational thinker, and is powerful, paying great attention to their thoughts and judgements.Finally, the dog is an emotional thinker unlike the other two, mostly paying attention to their feelings in relation to other people, and is loving and trusting.The test launched on Lab’s site today (23 August), so of course I took the test myself out of curiosity, and was told I was a monkey.
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Google today introduced the next version of its Android operating system, Android Oreo, maintaining its longstanding tradition of sweet-inspired names while also giving the cookie brand some highly coveted visibility.announcing the OS formerly know as Android O, Google said the 8.0 version of its software is more than just a name.It also introduces new features, such as picture-in-picture video calls, autofill for navigation, additional security features and more speed.The company also had some fun playing along with another big event today, the solar eclipse.For the launch of Oreo, Google created a 40-second video that shows masses of Android robots wearing eclipse-viewing glasses staring at the sun.Soon, they stand in awe as the sun is blotted out by a black circle.
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While a large swath of the nation is gazing at the sky in anticipation of the solar eclipse – hopefully through proper protective eyewear – Intel is leading tech news today with the official announcement of its new 8th Generation Core processors.Boasting a 40% boost in speed, these new chips promise to seriously speed up computing.Digital Trends Senor editor and all-around computing guru, Matt Smith, says the solution was simple: Add more cores.We took a look at the U-series of the new 8th-Gen Core processors, the current version of which may well be powering the laptop you have right now, and all chips have jumped from two cores to four, meaning future laptops are going to scream.We can expect to hear about those laptops in just a couple of weeks, as several will likely be announced at IFA in Berlin next month.We’ll be covering IFA extensively, and you can expect to hear about the new laptops featuring Intel’s new 8th-Gen Core processors, along with lots of other exciting developments, right here at Digital Trends.
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A group of a little more than a hundred people active in the robotics and artificial intelligence, has written an open letter to the UN urging the international community to prohibit the development of the so-called evading killer robots and other autonomous weapons.In the letter, which, among other things, signed by Elon Musk, to stand, among other things:"Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare.Once developed, they will permit armed conflict to be fought at a scale greater than ever, and at timescales faster than humans can comprehend.These can be weapons of terror, weapons that despots and terrorists use against innocent populations, and weapons hacked to behave in undesirable ways.We do not have long to act.
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energy minister Kimmo Tiilikainen (centre party) told the economic life just before the summer holidays (YOU 18/2017), that wants to explore in peace the future of renewable energy support mechanism.the Government made in the spring of principled decision that the state buy the next decade during the annual two terawatt hours of renewable electricity previously decided on about six terawatt-hours in addition.the Ministry of communication to the Economy, that He will bring his presentation to the board in the autumn, i.e. in September–October.He told nearly a week ago Helsingin sanomat that the government's objective in the auction is the fact that renewable energy would be able to market to displace fossil energy.Hope can still prove to be in vain, but now it is already clear that renewable energy subsidies will be a fraction of what, for example, to 83.5 million feed-in tariffs of the subsidized wind power now costs the taxpayer megawatt-hour.the feed-in tariff's offer for all of the tariff of the district's eligible renewable energy producers in the standard price for electricity.
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Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), publisher of the Daily Mail, is seeking to dispose of its commuter-friendly free title the Metro for as much as £35m as part of efforts to ‘streamline’ its business.First published back in 1999 the Metro is expected to command a price of between £25 and £35m and the sale, dovetailing with a strategic review of the public transport distributed title.According to the Times the sale is being orchestrated by new DMGT chief executive Paul Zwillenberg with the aim of removing distractions from its core activities at the Daily Mail, a process which has already seen it reduce its stake in financial publisher Euromoney to 49% and offload Elite Daily, a video-sharing provider geared toward millennials.No interested suitors have yet emerged for the property although print veteran David Montgomery, Trinity Mirror and Johnston Press are all cited by the Times as being front runners for the title, with Montgomery emerging as something of a wild card having already been linked to a potential takeover of the Daily Express and Daily Star.
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Hackers have discovered a remote security flaw in the Iphone 7 and Iphone 7 Plus, which makes it possible to test an infinite number of passcodes.They now sell a gadget that automates the process and can find a four-digit code within a few days.Youtubekanalen Everything Apple Pro has tested the machine and confirming that it really works.There are no older Iphone models, and only the IOS 10.3.3 or beta 1-3 of IOS 11.the Actual bug is in the update feature in the IOS.to force the device to reinstall the system and get to the point where you have to enter your passcode to activate the phone.
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Voisiko olla, että kaupallisten toimijoiden, trollien ja trumpien mediahallinnan kykyä ja lukutaitoa liioitellaan, kysyy Mika Pantzar.Samalla kuitenkin pelätään kansalaismassojen johdattelua vieraan vallan trollien toimesta.Tarkastelin Futusome oy:n Sometutkija-työkalulla tieteellisesti perusteltujen argumenttien tunkeutumista sosiaalisen median arkeen.Kuvittelin, että sellaiset laajasti käytetyt meemit kuten ”kasvihuoneilmiö”, ”metabolinen oireyhtymä” tai ”kestävyysvaje” jäsentäisivät sosiaalisen median keskusteluja hyvinkin yksiselitteisesti.Kansalaisten käsitykset luonnon, talouden ja ihmisen aineenvaihduntataudeista ovat kovin erilaisia kuin käsitteiden isät ja äidit olivat alun perin tarkoittaneet.Joka päivä sinne tulee puoli miljoonaa uutta viestiä.
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Reinventing the email experience is an area numerous startups have tried to tackle over the years, with some apps focused more on triage, others on making a better desktop alternative to Outlook, and still more aiming to re-envision email as a mobile-first product, among other ideas.A new startup called Superhuman, from the founder of Gmail add-on Rapportive acquired in 2012 by LinkedIn, is different.Instead of giving email a new coat of paint, Superhuman’s underlying technology is designed to speed up everything about using email, while also bundling in features like snoozing, scheduling, read statuses, undo send, insights from social networks, and more.The startup was founded by Rahul Vohra, who incorporated Superhuman as soon as he left LinkedIn, where he worked for two years following Rapportive’s acquisition.At LinkedIn, the product had shifted away from supporting other social networks – a decision Vohra admits he made knowing that those features – like its connections to Facebook and Twitter – wouldn’t receive ongoing maintenance.A product like Gmail couldn’t do this, because it needs to serve over a billion users – that means supporting older computers, out of date browsers, email over slower internet connections, and so on.
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