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Apple could be preparing a new facial and gesture recognition feature for its upcoming iPhone 8 according to an analyst.Cowen and Company's Timothy Arcuri has predicted via BusinessInsider that Apple's next handset will use a new front-facing laser-based facial recognition feature.Specifically, the analyst says the iPhone 8 will come in a 5.8-inch model, that packs "some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera .It's the first we've heard of such a feature, and is obviously far from verified.But it bodes well for a more innovative iPhone instalment than last year's somewhat anti-climactic iPhone 7.Apple bought infrared sensor company Primesense in 2013, so it would make sense for the firm to finally be adding some sort of infrared tech to its iPhone series.
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Amazon is rolling out a new training program this week aimed at helping underperforming employees placed on the company's infamous performance improvement plan, according to an internal email obtained by Business Insider.The new program, called "Pivot," pairs the underperforming employee with a "subject matter expert" called Career Ambassadors who give guidance and support for a fixed period of time, the email says.The program comes as Amazon's hard-charging work culture and its impact on employees faces increasing scrutiny."Pivot is a program for employees who show a sustained period of underperformance, despite coaching and support.The program provides employees with options to 1 improve performance, 2 voluntarily leave Amazon with severance, or 3 appeal their manager s decision to place them in Pivot," writes the email."Throughout an employee s time in the Pivot program, they receive process guidance and support from a dedicated team of Pivot subject matter experts called Career Ambassadors CAs ."The new program is the first step Amazon is taking to improve its notorious performance improvement plan, more commonly known as "PIP," which is designed to put pressure on those deemed to be failing to reach their goals.The Pivot program is available to those placed on PIP.
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Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%00:00The ScenePlayMute00:00Current Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00FullscreenNeed TextNo compatible source was found for this video.Advertisement 0:15NAIAS 2017: the future of EV motors with Bosch Ars TechnicashareplaysaveI am a skip button.I thought the primary downside to the in-hub electric motor idea was the unsprung weight it imposes on the suspension.Edit: duh, axle is not hub... Never mind!If I believe the salesman at 1:04, the torque starts at 1000Nm and goes up to 6000Nm rather than 'up to 1000Nm' googling for 'axle torque' works startlingly badly, because it gets you lots of hits on what settings should be used for your torque wrench when assembling an axle; on the other hand, 1000Nm is rather more torque than the Tesla P85D is advertised at, so I suspect I'm confused about units here .What I was hearing was a 5-10% cost efficiency, not power efficiency, due to the integration.
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Samsung tonight confirmed that it s chosen January 23 to announce the long awaited findings into its investigation surrounding the Galaxy Note7.The date had been floated earlier this week in a story that also pinpointed the root cause of the explosions as, predictably, a faulty battery.The press conference will be held at the company s headquarters in Seoul, South Korea at 10AM local time, which actually puts it in the afternoon/evening of the 22, here in the States.The presentation will feature Samsung executives, alongside independent expert organizations who took part in the investigation.The company will also be live streaming the presentation on its site.The company announced that it would reveal its findings soon during a somber introduction to its CES press conference a few weeks back.
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Fujifilm s high-end shooters feature a bit of tech that makes them unique: The X-Trans sensor that separates green, red, and blue light differently than the chip in nearly every other camera.It gives photos a distinct filmlike, moiré-free look that some photographers love and others hate.The interchangeable-lens X-T20 and fixed-lens X100F feature a high-resolution APS-C sensor, shoot RAW in Fujifilm s own .RAF format, and retain the throwback looks of their predecessors.The mirrorless X-T20 replaces the X-T10 and offers a higher ISO ceiling 12,800 , 4K video recording at 30fps and 24fps, a more powerful autofocus system, and a touchscreen interface.But don t worry—the X-T20 offers the same knobs and buttons as the X-T10, and an eye-level 2.3 million dot OLED viewfinder.Fujifilm s revamped autofocus system should be plenty responsive to your taps.
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First of all, you should know that Turbo League has nothing to do with hit game Rocket League.This mobile game might look, feel, sound, move and generally riff on the name of 2015 s cars-meet-soccer surprise hit – but it s got nothing on it.However, that won t matter to many people, who will find this to be an addictive cult game, in which the ridiculous premise of monster trucks smashing a ball around a soccer pitch feels quite normal.Still, the problem with Turbo League is its controls.Like any good sports game, the console game Rocket League thrived on its smooth movements, and quick reactions led to lightning-fast matches and sudden, unexpected victories.There s nothing like that in Turbo, mostly because you re dealing with a touchscreen, often the bane of good mobile gaming.
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Google wants to import one of its own creations into its home market.The company wants to bring Android One – its three-year-old programme partnering with manufacturers to create low-cost phones for emerging markets like India – to the US, reports The Information s Amir Efrati.Importantly, The Information reports that those phones will come with a guarantee from Google to be updated with the latest Android updates and security fixes for two years from the sale date.Better yet, they will cost between US$200 and US$300, with the first Android One phone arriving in the US as soon as this summer.This is a vital positioning for Google, as more and more Android users move over to the Apple iPhone.Apple has always made a point of making sure that as many older iPhones and iPads as possible come along for the ride with each new update to the iOS operating system.
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Microsoft has offered the first look at the forthcoming Xbox One dashboard revamp, which promises to make it easier and faster to move between apps and games.During a streaming session, Mike Ybarra, the director of program management for Xbox, offered the briefest of previews of the new guide, which you can see above.Microsoft has added a new Xbox button to the guide, which slides out from left to right.This will enable users to access recent and pinned apps and games, jump to the store or even save screenshots and record videos.You can see the dashboard captured in the video below via GameSpot .It s not a huge change, but it will reduce the need to go back to the home page to access much of this functionality.
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As expected, Xiaomi today announced the Redmi Note 4 in India at their New Delhi event.The Redmi Note 4 is Xiaomi s first India launch in 2017.With the MediaTek issue going on in India, Xiaomi had no choice but to make the Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon-powered.Which is why, they ve gone with the Snapdragon 625.Let s have a look at the full specifications of the Redmi Note 4 for India.Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon 625 SpecificationsBelow are the specifications of the Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon version according to manufacturers Xiaomi.5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p displaySnapdragon 625 SoC2GB / 3GB / 4GB RAM16GB / 32GB / 64GB ROM13 mega-pixel f/2.0 rear camera with PDAF5 mega-pixel front cameraFingerprint sensor, rear mounted4100mAh batteryMIUI based on Android 6.0 MarshmallowXiaomi reckon that an MIUI 8 version based on Android 7.0 Nougat will be available soon.It ll be interesting to see how the Snapdragon 625 version stacks up against the MediaTek-powered variant, that we reviewed earlier.Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Price in IndiaThe Snapdragon 625-powered Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is priced fairly aggressively.According to Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 4 will be available for:9,999 INR $146; 2GB RAM 32GB ROM 10,999 INR $161; 3GB RAM 32GB ROM 12,999 INR  $190; 4GB RAM 64GB ROM However you look at it, it does look like super-aggressive pricing.As far as availability is concerned, the Redmi Note 4 will be available via Flipkart and Mi.com starting 23rd January.
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Tarnita and her colleagues' paper in suggests that we're probably seeing an unusual interaction between plants and termites, both attempting to maintain access to water in dry areas.Using a computer model that accounted for both plant and insect life cycles, the researchers were able to reproduce the exact patterns we see in fairy circles.Speaking to the , Tarnita marveled, "It's an amazing thing that you can get such clean, beautiful geometric patterns.Such tiny creatures doing their thing very locally every day end up producing these unbelievable large-scale patterns... To me, it's mind-boggling that nature can do that."Kaplan added that Princeton chemist Salvatore Torquato identified the fairy circle patterns as "hyperuniform," a state often seen in substances whose semi-organized atomic structure puts them halfway between a crystal and a liquid.
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Astronomers have discovered an immense surge of energy coming from a cosmic particle accelerator located about 2 billion light years from Earth.It's powered by interactions between a supermassive black hole and the colliding galaxy clusters Abell 3411 and Abell 3412.Using several telescopes, researchers have traced extremely energetic particles back to a giant black hole shooting out matter, and this material is then caught up in the galaxy merger, flinging the particles away with even more power.The research team compared the process to launching a rocket into low-Earth orbit and then sending that rocket out of the solar system with another rocket blast."We have seen each of these spectacular phenomena separately in many places," study leader Reinout van Weeren, a fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics CfA , said in a statement."This is the first time, however, that we 've seen them clearly linked together in the same system."
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The battle of industrial espionage has began as you can see!Well according to unconfirmed reports from Chinese media, it seems that Huawei has pressed charges against 6 executives product designers to be more specific in the consumer business division for allegedly leaking sensitive internal information to LeEco officials!LeEco raced to make an official statement that the company has no knowledge of all these allegations and that they have never received any information from the arrested individuals but admitted that there are some patent disputes between both companies.This is only another episode in the continuing patent war between the two Chinese companies, with Huawei insisting that LeEco has stolen at least 2 of their patents one for an antenna design and the second for a children s smartwatch and that the 6 individuals were part of the company s attempts to steal more information.Things are still unclear regarding this matter, but it seems that the two companies don t plan to pause their patent fights.
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Ulefone is adding software tweaks to mimic the functions of 3D touch.3D touch is one of those features that hasn t really taken off, but one feature, the ability to hold down on an app to see options right from the homescreen, is really very useful.Ulefone have looked at this feature and decided to recreate it, well sort of.The UI on the new $59.99 Ulefone U008 offers users the option of using a double layer screen to let the user swipe across app icons to open up simple options.It s a cool little feature that we would expect to see in the UI of a more expensive phone, not one costing much less than $100!The Ulefone U008 packs a MTK6737 1.3GHz chipset with 4G LTE compatibility, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 5-inch HD display, 13MP camera, and 3500mAh battery.For more details head over to the official Ulefone website.
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When it comes to something as deeply personal and emotionally powerful as a cancer diagnosis, few people are satisfied with a one-size-fits-all treatment plan.To find out what we can expect this year and beyond, I spoke with Dr. Clifford Hudis, CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology ASCO .He predicted major changes in precision medicine over the five to 10 years as routine tumor testing identifies genomic patterns for targeting expands, and drug matching to genomic alterations accelerates.Leukemia, some sarcomas, kidney cancer and a small subset of lung cancers are now identifiable as distinct molecularly with different treatments that have better outcomes.As the results of this matching, we re going to understand where precision medicine is paying off and where it s not.At the same time, one of the big challenges we face is as we develop better treatments, we have to make sure they re accessible.
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It seems pretty clear by now that 2017 is going to be the year that Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant really begins to hit its stride, going from a fast-growing niche product into a mainstream must-have.While Microsoft and especially Google have made their competitive strategies pretty clear by now, and even Samsung and Baidu have started to make rumbles in the market, there's one elephant that, notably, isn't in the room yet: Apple, the most valuable company in the world, and a notorious latecomer to any new product category.While Apple recently built Siri into the Apple TV, the company is still said to be working on a direct competitor to the Amazon Echo — one that will apparently be more advanced than anything we've ever seen, down to a possible facial recognition camera so it knows who's talking.That device, if and when it comes out, will take Apple's 5-year-old Siri assistant and bring it head-to-head with Alexa.And the clock is ticking: Every Alexa-compatible Echo speaker, light bulb, thermostat, refrigerator, and car that people buy today, they probably won't replace for many years to come, meaning that the critical market for early adopters is already self-selecting out of whatever Apple has up its sleeve.Meanwhile, Wall Street is worried, as ever, that Apple is falling way behind as computing moves past the touchscreen and into augmented reality, virtual reality, and, yeah, artificially intelligent voice-powered assistants like the Echo.It doesn't help that sales of Apple's all-important iPhone are showing signs of sagging.But when Apple introduced its new AirPods wireless EarPods back in September 2016, it also quietly took the lid off of the W1 chip, a little technology for improving Bluetooth audio that lays the groundwork for Apple's next big thing.It's already here, and it's going to make a big splash in the months and years to come.What the heck is W1?The W1 chip is Apple's new technology for making Bluetooth a lot more user-friendly, debuting on the Apple AirPods $159 and the Beats Solo3 Wireless $299 headphones, both available now.In many ways, the Airpods, Beats Solo3, and other W1 devices are standard Bluetooth headsets.
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For most western countries the most important holidays of the year are Christmas and New Year celebrations, but that s obviously not the same in China.For them the biggest one is the Spring Festival and it s usually the time for the shops and sellers to come up with some special sales and discounts.And this years Doogee Spring Festival is promising just that.From January 18th to February 5th you  will be able to find some really crazy stuff like daily flash deals at 0:00 GMT-8 with phone prices dropping to $9.99 or 70% discounts for the accessories.First 100 customers each day will be also getting some free gifts such as powerbanks, earphones and so on.You can find all the details about the event in here so check it out for some Doogee love.Latest models are available too, so you can treat yourself to new Doogee Y6 Piano black with 5,5-inch FullHD Sharp 2.5D display, MT6750 processor, 4 GB RAM 64 GB of storage, 13 Mpix Samsing rear camera, 8 Mpix Flashing front camera and 3200 mAh battery with fast charge support for just $149.99.More details about it in here.Or you can opt for the new dual camera model Doogee Shoot 1 with also 5,5-inch FullHD Sharp 2.5D display, MT6737T processor, 2 GB RAM 16 GB ROM, 13 Mpix Samsung camera with PDAF and secondary 8 Mpix one for the dual setup with dual LED flash, 8 Mpix front camera, front fingerprint scanner and 3300 mAh battery for just $109.99.
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Digital advertising s effectiveness at targeting messages to consumers is likely to drive continued expansion in the sector despite online marketing s vulnerability to manipulation and fraud, say industry insiders.Deception is a risk because many forms of digital advertising rely on software code, or algorithms, that can be manipulated by hackers or misinterpreted by large media companies.In November, Facebook admitted that it overcounted how many people were exposed to marketers posts because the social media giant was not accounting for repeat visitors.In December, Twitter began issuing refunds to some advertisers after the microblogging site admitted that it had inflated some advertising metrics.The biggest digital advertising setback in December, however, was reportedly the biggest advertising fraud ever committed, in which Russian hackers allegedly set up thousands of web domains to impersonate high-traffic sites, attracted advertising placements that were determined by online auctions and then had bots view video advertising on these sites to artificially inflate and distort the length of time potential customers were exposed to the ads.While advertisers are urged to be wary to get authentic results from their digital advertising spending, industry veterans say online advertising continues to be the most effective means to target specific consumers.
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Having movies available on Netflix is really bad for DVD sales, according to new academic research.In 2016, subscription streaming video from the likes of Netflix overtook disc sales for the first time, at $6.2 billion toNetflix pays billions to license TV shows and movies, so the rise of subscription video isn't inherently a
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After Trump won the presidential election on November 8, Republicans in Congress asked the FCC to until the inauguration and warned that any action taken in the final days of the administration could be more easily overturned.But that's also true of the privacy order, even though it was passed nearly two weeks before the election.Opponents of new rules are given 30 days to petition for reconsideration, but the clock doesn't start until the rules are published in the Federal Register, which never happens instantaneously.The privacy rules were published in the Federal Register the first week of December, which gave opponents until January 3 to file petitions.
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Members of this big family morph into deadly CREs when they develop or acquire genes that code for resistance to carbapenems—a group of antibiotics used to treat severe infections that are often already resistant to several other antibiotics.These carbapenem resistance genes come in several types and are often on mobile pieces of DNA or on shareable loops of DNA called plasmids.In other words, there s a bunch of them and they can spread around frighteningly easily.Bacteria can share resistance with their comrades or even to distant relatives; can spread resistance genes to neighboring , for instance.In the US, those two are the most common CREs.
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