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Ok, so you jumped on the iOS 11 public beta earlier this week to try some of the brand new features coming to iPhones and iPads this fall for yourself.But in the process, you’ve discovered that the beta has various bugs that you can’t live with.The answer is simple: Downgrade to iOS 10.3.3.Hopefully you backed up your data before installing iOS 11 (which you always should!), as you will need that backup to restore your iPhone or iPad once the downgrade is complete.What you need to do first in order to downgrade the iPhone or iPad in question is download the iOS 10.3.3 install file on your computer.
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The best smart home devices are dramatically bringing your dumb household into the future, letting you control everything from the front door lock to the bedroom lights with a phone, tablet or even a smart speaker.It’s a complicated new category of products with dozens of choices that promise a future-ready home, but vary in quality, performance and price.Here are our recommended best smart home devices to get your existing house, apartment or other domicile up to speed:Best smart speaker: Amazon EchoBest smart home hub: Wink Hub 2Best smart light bulbs: Philips Hue
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USB-toting admin 'upgraded' Windows and Linux systems with something nasty that Police can't really explainDetails aren't so much sketchy as they are confused: the virus has been identified as WannaCrypt, but the government's been told it infected both Linux and Windows-based cameras; there was no ransom demand; the main symptom was repeated camera reboots, and; contractors apparently hoped to keep things quiet by patching cameras without telling anyone.The lid came off on Friday, and Victoria Police decided to cancel 590 fines issued by 55 cameras infected by a contractor visiting the cameras to perform software upgrades with a USB drive that also carried something nasty.The number of known infections rose to 97 out of the state's total of 280 speed cameras, after one of the state's speed camera contractors, Redflex, told the Department of Justice it had identified and patched a further 42 infections earlier in June.In a weekend press conference, Victoria's Police minister Lisa Neville said Redflex knew of the problem on June 15 and fixed the cameras on that day, but only owned up after Victoria Police's first announcement on Thursday.Redflex manages 150 of the state's speed cameras; two other contractors the minister didn't identify manage the other 130, yet a single individual infected devices under separate contracts.
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If the current look of your Apple Watch‘s main screen is getting a little stale, and you’re already tired of the existing Mickey and Minnie Mouse faces, you’ll soon have the option adorning your smartwatch with Toy Story characters.As shown off at this year’s WWDC keynote, watchOS 4 will expand on the Disney tie-ins by introducing animated character faces, with options including heroes Woody and Buzz Lightyear.The second developer beta of watchOS 4 has been released, offering our first look at the new Toy Story faces.As demonstrated earlier this month, users can customize the face of their Apple Watch with a variety of poses for each character, and even hear their voice lines played.The animations play out automatically when a wearer raises the Watch, and a tap will get the characters to speak, although the latter feature isn’t included in this latest beta.As of now users can specifically choose Woody, Buzz, or Jessie to put on their watch face, while Hamm, Rex, Bullseye, and the aliens from Pizza Planet are available from a “Toy Box” option, which randomizes the character and animation shown each time the Watch is raised.
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Anyone who has watched and grappled with some of the issues raised by last year’s breakout hit Westworld knows that, when it comes to sex and the fantasy world of artificial beings, there are some pretty dark questions to explore.While we’re not yet in the technologically advanced world that show depicts, there’s no doubt that things like AI-equipped sex dolls and virtual reality pornography are (no pun intended) on the rise.What, then, will be their impact — and will they make society a better or a worse place?That’s something Central Saint Martins graduate Marta Dunjó set out to explore with a recent project called Virtual X that combines virtual reality what used to be referred to as “marital aids.” Essentially, she’s created a series of proof-of-concept VR accessories that a user could *ahem* interact with while engaging in virtual fantasies.That if regular sexually-explicit tech devices on the market aren’t meant to immediately make you reel in horror; these ones kind of are.In terms of highlighting the objectifying undercurrent of similar “tools” — and the questions they prompt about subjects like consent — Dunjó’s Virtual X products do exactly that.
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När Google 2015 slutade sälja sina smarta glasögon Google Glass var det många som trodde att glasögonen skickats till de sälla jaktmarkerna, men det var fel – för nu släpper nämligen företaget en uppdatering till glasögonen.Vilket enligt Techchrunch är den första sedan 2014.Den nya uppdateringen innehåller en uppdatering till glasögonens kompanjons-applikation MyGlass, några buggfixar och stöd för Bluetooth.Det betyder alltså att du kan koppla samman brillorna med diverse tangentbord och datormöss.Med tanke på den magra uppdateringen är det svårt att säga varför Google väljer att släppa en uppdatering till glasögonen, speciellt med tanke på att Google Glass sålde dåligt och aldrig blev mycket mer än en kuriosa bland konsumenterna – mycket på grund av det höga priset på cirka 12 000 kronor.
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I can't see why anyone would want to sign up for Samsung Pay over Android Pay, and I say that as an S7 owner.For all intents and purpose the payment system is the same as Android Pay, but also worse.Mainly because it doesn't have the support as many banks.Well the gap is closing a bit, because today it's been revealed that three more banks are supporting Samsung Pay.HSBC, First Direct, and M Bank join Santander, Nationwide, and credit company MBNA.So that's nice, but Samsung is still quite far behind Google and Apple when it gets right down to it.
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Nordea muistuttaa tiedotteessaan, että pankin asiakkaat voivat nostaa käteistä rahaa konttoreiden ja automaattien lisäksi jo parista tuhannesta toimipisteestä ympäri maan.Käteistä saa esimerkiksi K-kaupoista ja R-kioskeilta.Vaikka pankin konttoreista on tullut katoavaa kansanperinnettä ja käteisautomaatitkin ovat käyneet yhä harvinaisemmiksi, käteisen saannin ei pitäisi olla ongelma, Nordean liiketoimintajohtaja Jussi Mekkonen sanoo."Käteisen rahan saanti on viime vuosina itse asiassa helpottunut, kun rahaa saa nostaa pankkikortilla kaupan kassalta tai lähikioskista.Samaan aikaan pankkikonttoreiden ja käteisautomaattien merkitys on vähentymässä."Nordean asiakkaat voivat nostaa käteistä nyt 1200 K-kaupasta ja Neste K-liikenneasemalta, noin 170 Tokmannista sekä 600 R-kioskista.
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Shenzhen’s rainstorms didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of students, designers and coders from all over the world participating in the 2017 TechCrunch Shenzhen hackathon, co-hosted by TechNode.In teams of 4 or 5, the participants took on challenges posed by sponsors Dianrong, Mobike, Meet Magento Association and Segway Robotics.Dianrong is China’s premier peer-to-peer lending platform while Meet Magento is an association that connects businesses all over the world.The teams got to the tasks right away and many came prepared with ideas.They started testing a prototype early on, with makeshift canes and DIY fixtures.“There are 1.3 million people with vision disabilities in China,” Zhang Junheng explained the pain point their team was trying to solve.
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As the US still struggles to secure basic maternity leave policy, some countries have already moved on to improving time off just for fathers.On Fathers' Day, it's important to recognize which nations have made the biggest leaps in granting new dads that important time off.Here are the best countries to be a new father.New parents in Sweden are entitled to 480 days of leave at 80% of their normal pay.Icelandic parents can split their nine months of post-childbirth leave straight down the middle.New moms get three months, new dads get three months, and then it's up to the couple to decide how they'll split the remaining three months.
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If you’re looking to buy a laptop, we’re here to make your decision easier.But it’s thinner, lighter, and prettier, and the Touch Bar is remarkably well-executed.Like other machines in the hybrid PC market, the Surface Book’s 13.5-inch touchscreen detaches from its mechanical-and-magnetic grip to become a take-anywhere Windows 10 tablet.In the current Surface Book iteration, you get premium materials, sleek looks, and a lighter and thinner body than the older model.Pricing starts at $1,500 for a Core i5 but goes up to $2,520 for the “Performance Base” with a Core i7.With a starting price of $1,559, AVADirect has put high-performance gaming rigs within reach of the mass market.
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in his Speech, Niinistö to take a strong stance on equality and prosperity.in Addition, he warned of hard economic discipline policy consequences and pointed out that people's faith in representative democracy is being tested right now globally."many in the party in response to right-wing populist surge by closing and by sticking to stick to the old power.the economic discipline has fed the rise of the extreme right in Europe.If the decisions seem to inequality, people respond."Niinistö stressed that it is important that economic policy ”seem fair” for everyone.
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There are tens of thousands of artists vying for attention and gigs, and that's on top of the artistic challenge of getting the inspiration for new songs, finding the right melody or beat, and dealing with band member personalities.The whole process can be overwhelming, especially considering the constant flux the music industry presents.To help you, I’m going to share essential tips on how to make a long-term career in the music industry that you can start implementing right now.Despite your creative flare, your desire to be unique, and perhaps your lack of care for pleasing the masses, you are no different to any other brand -- meaning you have to be likable.Mike Varney of Shrapnel Records says this about creating your own personal style: “There is always a curve in each genre of music and you have to be careful not to jump on an existing bandwagon that is phasing out.Spotify is dominating the online music industry and if you can get yourself into one person’s playlist, others will follow.
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Michelle Carter responsible for beau's sucide, decides courtThe teenager who repeatedly urged and encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself with hundreds of text messages has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.Michelle Carter, now 20, was 17 when she spent several months pushing 18-year-old Conrad Roy – who she referred to as her boyfriend – to commit suicide.Most shockingly, the court heard that when Roy backed out of his plan and left his truck – in which he was running a gasoline-operated water pump in order to choke on the truck's fumes – and texted Carter saying he was "scared," she texted him back and told him to "get back in."The two then spoke by phone, and Roy went through with his plan, dying of carbon monoxide poisoning on July 12, 2014.Carter later texted a friend and told her she was "talking on the phone with him when he killed himself ...
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Six months after Sony launched its 4K UHD console, Microsoft is back with its own.It’s only a minor upgrade on last year’s Xbox One S, but the ability to upscale older games to 4K, or give 1080p TV owners lusher looking effects, might actually make this thing worth it (WE’LL SEE!).The 30 games Nintendo packed into the NES Classic Edition don’t seem as impressive when the new Atari Flashback 8 Gold console from AtGames comes with 120 classic Atari 2600 titles, including iconic games like Pitfall!, Space Invaders, River Raid, Centipede, Kaboom!, and Millipede.Available come September, the Atari Flashback 8 Gold is essentially a crash course in the history of video games, and includes a pair of wireless joysticks, 720P HDMI output, and the ability to save, pause, or rewind any game you’re playing.Thrustmaster T-GT PS4 Racing Wheel and PedalsAs spotted by Kotaku, one of the most expensive gaming accessories revealed at E3 this year has to be Thrustmaster’s new T-GT racing wheel and pedals, designed to add even more realism to Grand Turismo Sport when it hits the PS4 this autumn.
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Any question about Amazon’s intentions to compete with traditional brick and mortar grocery stores has been answered.Today Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced that the e-commerce giant will buy the Whole Foods Market grocery store chain.Calling it a definitive merger, the all-cash deal is worth $13.7 billion, or $42 per share, of Whole Foods stock.The acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2017, subject to shareholder and regulatory approval.Whole Foods Market stores and its headquarters operation won’t look much different after the sale.Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey will stay on as CEO, while the stores will continue to operate using the Whole Foods Market brand.
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Let’s face it: It can be overwhelming to keep up with new digital-marketing strategies, social media, drip campaigns and all the other emerging opportunities in the world of marketing technology.There's so much to choose from, it now has its own blended term -- martech.While the world’s biggest corporations dedicate entire teams to social-media monitoring and feedback, startup leaders must run much tighter ships.Those challenges make it more difficult to stay on trend when it comes to marketing outreach -- much less effectively adopt and implement these strategies.In the bigger picture, the time startups invest in marketing automation will streamline operations and help companies grow faster (and often in profound ways).Here are a few reasons to consider making the move to integrate automation in your marketing plan.
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whale stocks in the oceans are facing many challenges when it comes to environmental degradation and climate change.But for the researchers it is difficult to exactly discern how the giant animals are affected by the changes, for in spite of their size, these animals are rather difficult to follow and to take samples.Therefore have a team with valforskare at Ocean Alliance, now begun to use drones to collect DNA samples from the animals ' snot.the Drones, which received the appropriate name of Snotbot, can follow the cetacean's movements from the air, and when the whales go up to the surface of the water to empty the lungs is Snotbot ready to collect the snot that comes with animal exhalations.Via snoret, researchers can examine the whale's DNA, microbes, hormone levels and metabolism.Snotbot, however, is not only a snorinsamlare, but thanks to a built-in AI system from Intel can the drones even identify individual whales, and the machine can also analysis snorproverna in real-time.
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In my family, there are a total of six iOS devices: A pair of iPhones and iPads for the wife and me, and another pair of iPads for the kiddos.That means we’re often scrambling to find AC adapters and spare outlets when it comes time to charge everything.Enter ChargeHub, billed as “the power strip for the 21st century,” a bold claim that’s more than marketing hype.After all, for most smartphone and tablet users, it doesn’t make sense to use wall outlets and traditional power strips with bulky AC adapters when a few simple USB cables get the job done.Weighing only half a pound, the charger accepts dual voltage 110-240V input, making it compact enough for international travel.ChargeHub is available in three models, distinguished by the number of ports and how much power they output.
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We wrapped up Monday night in Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, and we’re not sure what to believe anymore.Sony, Ubisoft, and The PC Gaming Show have all come to an end, and we recap what we saw.Hosts Jeffrey Grubb, Mike Minotti, and Stephanie Chan (with another surprise visit from Dean Takahashi) also decide who has had the best demonstration so far.Listen to the GamesBeat Decides podcast
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