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If you’re scrolling on your phone past 10pm at night, you might be heightening your risk of mood disorders.A new study by the University of Glasgow has found a disrupted 24-hour body clock, typically caused by things like checking Facebook at midnight or getting up to make a cup of tea in the middle of the night, could increase your risk of depression and bipolar disorder.They were also associated with decreased happiness and health satisfaction, and a higher risk of reporting loneliness.Circadian rhythms are variations in physiology and behaviour that recur every 24-hours, such as the sleep-wake cycle and daily patterns of hormone release.They occur in plants, animals and throughout biology, and are fundamental for maintaining health in humans, particularly mental health and wellbeing.Professor Daniel Smith, Professor of Psychiatry and senior author on the study, told The Times a 10pm cut-off with technology would give the average adult time to wind down properly before sleeping, therefore giving them the chance to establish a regular sleeping pattern.
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Som tidigare rapporterats är Xiaomis produkter officiellt på väg till Sverige via operatören Tre.Vissa butiker har för all del sålt Xiaomis enheter sedan tidigare, men den kinesiska tillverkaren har inte haft en officiell närvaro i Sverige.Nu har NetOnNet meddelat att de kommer utöka sitt utbud av Xiaomi-mobiler genom Mi Mix 2S, Redmi 5 och Redmi 5 Plus.Det är ännu ett tecken på att Xiaomi blir mer mainstream i Sverige.Tror ni världens fjärde största smartphonetillverkare har en chans att etablera sig i Norden?Populärt på Androidenheter.se med Prisjaktspriser
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The company has pushed back against this demand for months, but today, it finally freed them from mandatory arbitration, enabling them to have their cases heard in court.Today, Uber Chief Legal Officer Tony West announced in a blog post that the company “will no longer require mandatory arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment by Uber riders, drivers or employees.” Mandatory arbitration requires an individual to settle a dispute behind closed doors through a third party rather than have it heard publicly in court by a trial by jury.West added that sexual harassment and assault survivors now have the option to settle claims through confidentiality, arbitration, or open court.It is worth noting, however, that this policy change only applies to individual cases of sexual harassment and assault.That means that survivors still can’t pursue collective action, like a class-action lawsuit.Jeanne M. Christensen, a partner at Wigdor LLP—the firm representing the women who first filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber in November that the ridesharing company failed to recognise—sees Uber’s announcement as a positive step, but tellingly insufficient.
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For years, Facebook has relied on users to report offensive and threatening content.Now, it's implementing a new playbook, as well as releasing the findings of its internal audits twice a year.Last week, Alex Schultz, the company's vice president of growth, and Guy Rosen, vice president of product management, walked reporters through exactly how the company measures violations and how it intends to deal with them.The response to extreme content on Facebook is particularly important given that it has come under intense scrutiny amid reports of governments and private organizations using the platform for disinformation campaigns and propaganda.Most recently, the scandal involving digital consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which allegedly improperly accessed the data of up to 87 million Facebook users, put the company's content moderation into the spotlight.To distinguish the many shades of offensive content, Facebook separates them into categories: graphic violence, adult nudity/sexual activity, terrorist propaganda, hate speech, spam and fake accounts.
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Islamic State aims to carry out “devastating” and “more complex attacks” on Europe despite its territorial losses in the Middle East, the head of MI5 will warn on Monday.Speaking in Berlin – the first time a serving head of MI5 has given a public speech outside the UK – Andrew Parker will reveal that police and security services have thwarted 12 terror plots since the Westminster attack in March 2017, bringing the number of disrupted attacks to 25 since 2013.Since 2016, there have been 45 attacks in Europe.On Saturday, one person was killed and four others injured in Paris in a knife attack claimed by IS.According to a draft of the speech, the 56-year-old will tell the audience he is “confident about our ability to tackle these threats, because of the strength and resilience of our democratic systems, the resilience of our societies and the values we share with our European partners”.Parker will underline the importance of European collaboration, and will point out that “in today’s uncertain world we need that shared strength more than ever”.
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Step aside, Last Man Standing: yet another canceled broadcast sitcom has come back from the dead.NBC has picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a sixth season, the network announced late Friday night.The network placed a 13-episode order for the series, just one day after Fox had canceled it.As is the case with many shows or pilots that aren’t picked up for a new season in May, the producers and studio behind the Andy Samberg comedy spent the past day frantically searching for a new home.However, the show’s most likely landing spot, Hulu—which has exclusive SVOD streaming rights to past seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine—passed on it Friday.NBC was also a logical new home for the series, which is produced in-house at NBCUniversal by Universal Television.
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2015 presenterade Apple planer på två europeiska datacenter i Danmark och Irland.Det danska centret i Viborg är igång och Apple redan har påbörjat ett andra bygge i Åbenrå nära tyska gränsen på Jylland, men det irländska har motarbetats.Efter flera turer i domstol har Apple nu meddelat att planerna på ett datacenter i Athenry, County Galway, har skrotats.Apple fick de ursprungliga tillstånden av den irländska staten, men de överklagades av flera boende i området som bland annat menade att Apple inte hade visat hur datacentret i praktiken skulle drivas till hundra procent av förnyelsebar energi, skriver Irish Times.I det senaste överklagandet, av ett ”slutgiltigt” tillstånd som gavs i oktober förra året, meddelade domstolen att vissa frågor måste skickas vidare till EU-domstolen för utlåtanden, vilket kan ta flera år.Amerikanska miljöingenjören Allan Daly är en av de som har drivit fallet mot Apple, och är även inblandad i överklagandet av tillstånd för ett datacenter norr om Dublin som har getts till Amazon.
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That’s because this landlocked country doesn’t have access to one.At least, not anymore: During the War of the Pacific, a land fight with Chile that lasted from 1879 to 1883, Bolivia ceded all 250 miles of its coastline.It's a devastating loss; Officials still describe it as a “historical injustice.”, and Bolivians mark on the official Day of the Sea each March.The country can use Chilean ports, through which it sends two-thirds of its trade, but that’s little consolation when it used to have its own.In 2013, the government brought its grievance to the International Court of Justice, hoping the Hague will order Chile—with whom it broke full diplomatic relations 40 years ago—to negotiate.“The ocean and its reclamation is still very much at the front of Bolivia’s national psyche,” says Nick Ballon, a British photographer of Bolivian descent.
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Videoklippet när Googles robot bokar en klipptid förbluffar folk – nu får it-jätten även skarp kritik.Klippet från Googles utvecklarkonferens när företagets nyutvecklade ai ”Duplex” ringer upp och bokar en frisörtid har lämnat många i fascination över hur människolik funktionen är.Under demonstrationen genomför Googles robot ”Duplex” två samtal.Det första samtalet är till en frisör för att boka en tid, medan det andra går till en restaurang för att boka ett bord.Båda samtalen är lyckade, om än med lite annorlunda dramaturgi.Nu får Google kritik efter det först hyllade klippet.
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Researcher finds security hotspots on some rail networksVulnerabilities on the Wi-Fi networks of a number of rail operators could expose customers' credit card information, according to research from Pen Test Partners.The research was conducted over several years, said Pen Test's Ken Munro."In most cases they are pretty secure, although whether the Wi-Fi works or not is another matter," he added.But in a handful of cases Munro was able to bridge the wireless network to the wired network and find a database server containing default credentials, enabling him to access the credit card data of customers paying for the Wi-Fi, including the passenger's name, email address and card details.He said he was not aware of any incidents of networks being compromised but warned in the worst-case scenario it might be possible for miscreants to take control of the train.
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The humble keyboard has risen in popularity in recent years; the seemingly infinite variety of models has turned the input accessory into something like watches for people with Newegg accounts.With companies trying to cater to every preference and price point, maybe it was inevitable that we’d end up with something like Roccat’s new Horde AIMO.It’s a £90 keyboard with an assortment of multimedia features and an uncommon “membranical” design that attempts to answer a series of seemingly contradictory questions.LIKE: It's got an integrated control dial, RGB backlighting, and a great sound when typing.DISLIKE: It feels a bit cheap, and isn't quite as responsive as a traditional mechanical keyboard.At its most basic level, what makes this keyboard special is its hybrid “membranical” design.
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Three years ago, Apple announced that it would invest $2 billion into building a pair of new, green data centers in Ireland and Denmark.But today, the iPhone giant confirmed that it was cancelling the first of those two projects, after too many delays in the approval process, which today appeared to be extending in a way that could go on for a long time to come.“We’ve been operating in Ireland since 1980 and we’re proud of the many contributions we make to the economy and job creation.In the last two years we’ve spent over €550 million with local companies and, all told, our investment and innovation supports more than 25,000 jobs up and down the country.We’re deeply committed to our employees and customers in Ireland and are expanding our operations in Cork, with a new facility for our talented team there,” the company said in a statement provided to TechCrunch.Despite our best efforts, delays in the approval process have forced us to make other plans and we will not be able to move forward with the data centre.
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There’s been another bomb at the box office, and it isn’t a movie.MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe said in a written statement that “Our burn rate has been slashed by 35-40% by the implementations and abuse prevention measures we have put in place over the last few weeks.We are not changing our guidance on 5 million subscribers by the end of this year – which should make us profitable/cash flow positive according to our business model.So there is plenty of cash available to sustain the subscriber growth and movie-going habits of our users.”Those are the facts as we know them, but let’s consider some of the options the company has now.Even if you believe the market demand for Helios’ stock (I, for one, find them incredulous), there is an enormous challenge of converting that money into equity now.
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Microsoft Build 2018 started yesterday and is still ongoing, but now Google is competing for your future attention with its own annual Google I/O developers conference.Unlike the hardware-centric announcements of last October, I/O focuses mostly on software and how to to get the most out of those devices.Before the conference started, Google announced it had rebranded its Google Research as Google AI.That should give you some idea of its overall direction.It also announced the official version of its embedded smart operating system, Android Things 1.0.CEO Sundar Pichai kicked things off by discussing how AI helps everyone, especially improving health care diagnoses and predictions and accessibility.
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Colorizing old black-and-white photos is just one of the new AI-powered features for Google Photos.At Google I/O on Tuesday, the company announced new AI features for Google Photos, its platform for storing and sending images.At Google's annual developers conference, company CEO Sundar Pichai talked about all the different ways artificial intelligence can help with its products.Pichai introduced Smart Actions, with new features designed to make scanning documents and sending pictures to your friends much more efficient.The AI is able to spot if a photo is too dark, or if colors can be more vibrant in the image, Pichai said.These changes aren't automatic; the AI system offers the potential changes as suggestions instead.
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At the Microsoft Build 2018 developers conference, the software giant talked a lot about the integration of Windows 10 PCs with iOS and Android devices.One part of this is Timeline, a feature in Windows 10 that gives you a snapshot of everything you've done on your PC in a reverse-chronological order.This will allow you to, for example, go back to a document or jump into a photo edit you were working on two days earlier.Timeline is now coming to your phone and will let you jump back to activities -- apps, documents, web sites, etc.-- on iPhones and Android phones just as it does with Windows 10 PCs you'll be able to do this between your phone and computer as well.For Android devices, you'll need to install Microsoft Launcher and on iOS, you'll need to install Microsoft's Edge browser.
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Historically, CSS has been used for one thing: decorating webpages.But later versions of the stylesheet language have added extra bells and whistles, allowing developers to do more ambitious (and, dare I say, bonkers) things.Case in point: London-based developer Stephen Cook built a barebones clone of the iconic racing game Mario Kart without using a single line of JavaScript.A pure CSS version of Mario Kart.For what it’s worth, a lot of stuff from the official game is absent, including other racers, and any sense of progression.However, it’s worth talking about what’s there, because even with a few missing pieces, it’s still pretty damn cool.
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Until two years ago I lived my life as a full-time meat eater.Regularly chowing down on roast beef with piles of crispy potatoes, a toad in the hole with onion gravy, or a hungover McDonalds breakfast muffin.At which point, I’m afraid I’m in cahoots with the carnivores again - what’s the point in anything other than the real deal?Non-meat burgers often feel like a complete afterthought: a soggy mushroom between bread, marketed for the price of a steak.But with the rise in both the number of vegans in the UK, and the number of burger chains on the British high street, surely someone is nailing this?The ‘Beetnik’ is described as a beetroot falafel patty, with baby kale, tomato, red onions, smashed avocado, red pepper ketchup and lime-dressed rainbow coleslaw.
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We have seen a couple of smartphones since the summer of last year and the performances of these devices widely vary.According to data obtained from Strategy Analytics, it appears that the World’s smartphone market is dominated by Apple’s iPhone.The data showed that iPhone X is the best selling smartphone in the world so far with 16 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2018 which accounts for 4.6% of the 354 million smartphones worldwide.However, the next three spots are still occupied by Apple’s devices.We have iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7 which recorded shipments of 12.5 million units, 8.3 million units, and 5.6 million units respectively to occupy second, third and fourth spots respectively.These top four smartphones collectively make up 42.40 million units with a total share of 22.8%.
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Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is facing some serious charges in relation to the automaker's Dieselgate scandal.US prosecutors charged Winterkorn with wire fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States, according to an indictment that was unsealed today.While he stepped down from his position shortly after VW admitted to its diesel malfeasance, he was still running the show when everything went down.According to the indictment, Winterkorn was briefed in 2015 about the situation, at which time he allegedly gave the green light to continued concealment of the vehicles' defeat devices, which were used to bypass federal emissions regulations.The prosecution alleges that Winterkorn may have known of the cheats as early as 2014."These are serious allegations, and we will prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law."
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