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Brahim ja Khalid El Bakraoui iskivät tovereineen Brysselin lentokentälle ja metroon maaliskuussa 2016 tappaen 13 ihmistä ja haavoittaen 260:tä.Poliisi epäilee myös muita miehiä osallisuudesta rikokseen.Monissa viime vuosien terrori-iskuissa on ollut yhteinen piirre: yllä mainitut tekijät ja monet muut iskuissa mukana olleet miehet ovat olleet joko marokkolaisia tai marokkolaistaustaisia maahanmuuttajia Euroopassa.Suomen Rabatin-lähettiläs Anne Vasara, 56, on seurannut asemamaansa tapahtumia Rabatissa kaksi viime vuotta.”En tiedä mistä syystä niin moni Euroopassa terroristiksi ryhtynyt on alun perin marokkolainen.Voisiko se olla sattumaa – pitäisi katsoa tilastoja.
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The eccentric billionaire Masayoshi Son presides over his US$88 billion Softbank empire.Here’s what you need to know about Japan’s visionary techie.Steven's interested in ecommerce, mobile, smartphone adoption, gadgets, social media, transportation, and cars.If you have any tips or feedback, contact him on Twitter: @sirsteven
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Most would also agree that these insights need to be collected and managed in a privacy-friendly manner that protects the consumer’s personal information and are utilized to serve the consumer’s best interests.This modern ability to curate consumer behavioral data and provide the most relevant communications to consumers allows all participants in the consumer buying journey to benefit:For lead generators and/or publishers, this means a number of benefits to their business.This can potentially mean driving higher quality leads which they can offer to brands, while providing a better experience for consumers.That includes making sure that consumer engagement is done in alignment with consumer preferences and consent, reducing the risk of compliance issues with regulations such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and avoiding anything which would erode consumer trust.All of this put together ensures trust for the lead generators, for the brands they represent, and ultimately for the consumer who can trust that their privacy is not compromised.
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A federal court ruled that video-on-demand streaming service, VidAngel, which enables the filtering of objectionable content to make it family friendly, is breaking U.S. copyright law.Ars Technica reports: VidAngel buys movie discs and decrypts and rips them.It then streams versions that allow customers to filter out nudity, profanity, and violence.In doing so, it breached the performance rights of Disney, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Brothers, the court ruled.VidAngel purchased a disc for every stream it sold, some 2,500 titles in all."Star Wars is still Star Wars, even without Princess Leia's bikini scene," the opinion said.
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Star Wars fans will soon be able to use the power of AR to find out more about the latest entry in the series, The Last Jedi.Disney and LucasFilm today announced Find the Force, a global AR event kicking off on September 1.As IGN reports, from next month, over 20,000 retail locations across 30 countries will feature Star Wars graphics that fans will be able to scan with their phones to project a character appearing in the this holiday’s sequel.They’ll show up in AR, much in the same was Pokemon appear in the real world through your smartphone in Niantic’s Pokemon Go.You or a friend can jump into the image to hang out with your virtual companion, and future scans will unlock more rewards.If you’re in the US then there’s a good chance you’ll find one of these locations not too far from you, though there are also options to find some online, like with Amazon.
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They are atomically thin and can exhibit radically different electronic and light-based properties than their thicker, more conventional forms, so researchers are flocking to this fledgling field to find ways to tap these exotic traits.Applications for 2-D materials range from microchip components to superthin and flexible solar panels and display screens, among a growing list of possible uses.So while 2-D materials R is on the rise, there are still many unknowns about how to isolate, enhance, and manipulate their most desirable qualities.To best incorporate such monolayer materials into electronic devices, engineers want to know the "band gap," which is the minimum energy level it takes to jolt electrons away from the atoms they are coupled to, so that they flow freely through the material as electric current flows through a copper wire.As reported in the Aug. 25 issue of Physical Review Letters, researchers measured the band gap for a monolayer of moly sulfide, which has proved difficult to accurately predict theoretically, and found it to be about 30 percent higher than expected based on previous experiments.Obtaining the direct band gap measurement is challenged by the so-called "exciton effect" in 2-D materials that is produced by a strong pairing between electrons and electron "holes" ¬- vacant positions around an atom where an electron can exist.
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When Element and Amazon jointly announced a new 4K TV lineup with built-in Fire TV software, people went crazy.In fact, the 65-inch model sold out in a matter of hours.Both of the largest models have been selling out regularly since then — especially following Amazon’s monster Prime Day sale — but we’re happy to report that they’re now in stock and ready to be Prime-shipped to your door.If you’re in the market for a new UHD TV, definitely check out the Element 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV – Fire TV Edition and the Element 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV – Fire TV Edition.All-New Element 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV – Fire TV EditionFire TV Edition is a smart TV experience that seamlessly integrates your favorite streaming and live over-the-air content on a unified home screen (HD antenna required).
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India’s universal identification program — Aadhaar — suffered a setback today after the country’s Supreme Court voted unanimously in favor of individual privacy.Given the prevalence of data in today’s digital age, and the trend towards ‘smart living’ based on data, the ruling has the potential to be hugely impactful in India both now and in the future.The landmark verdict ruled that the right to privacy is guaranteed within Article 21 of India’s constitution, as the BBC explains.The nine-judge court overturned earlier rulings that the government argued ran counter to that.The case itself has been years in the making, following initial complaints bout violations of privacy from Aadhaar.The ruling gains particular significant around Aadhaar, the government program that gives a 12-digital identification number to all Indians.
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These filaments, in turn, elongate the red blood cells found in sickle-cell disease.For over 50 years, this has been the only known textbook example in which a mutation causes such filaments to form.According to Dr. Emmanuel Levy and his group in the Weizmann Institute of Science's Structural Biology Department, Lego-like assemblies should have formed relatively frequently during evolution.And since identical units are produced from the same gene, each genetic mutation is repeated multiple times in the complex.Unlike amyloid-like protein fibers, the complexes in these stacks do not change shape or unfold in order to assemble.The stickiness occurs because the mutation substitutes an amino acid that is normally hydrophilic -- "water-loving" -- with one that is hydrophobic -- "water-hating."
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Käräjäoikeuden laajassa käsittelyssä ratkaistuja, maksuvelvollisuutta koskevia riita-asioita ei rekisteröidä automaattisesti, henkilöluottorekisteriä ylläpitävä Suomen Asiakastieto sanoo tiedotteessaan.Eduskunnan oikeusasiamies Petri Järvinen tiedotti eilen, että oikeusministeriön tietojärjestelmän puutteet ovat johtaneet virheellisiin maksuhäiriömerkintöihin.Puutteiden takia riita-asiassa annettu tuomio on johtanut maksuhäiriömerkintään, vaikka kysymys on ollut maksuvelvollisuutta koskevan riidan ratkaisusta.Virhe johtuu ministeriön asianhallintajärjestelmän puutteista, ja sen myötä luottotietoyhtiöille on luovutettu luottotietolain ja henkilötietolain vastaisia tietoja."Maksuhäiriömerkintä hankaloittaa elämää monella tavalla ja siksi yksilötasolla jokainen virheellinen merkintä on vakava asia.Myös asiakkaillemme haluamme tarjota vain virheetöntä tietoa.
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Companies like Apple seemingly do everything in their power their laptops from being opened up.HP’s new Omen X laptop embraces it.The base model comes with a GTX 1070, 16GB of RAM, a i7-7700HQ processor, a 256 GB SSD, a 1TB hard drive, and a 1080p 120Hz display for $1,999.Configurations top out at $3699 for a GTX 1080, 32 GB of RAM, an overclockable i7-7820HK processor, 2TB SSD storage, a 1TB hard drive, and a 4K display.Both the screen options are equipped with Nvidia G-sync.What’s more, the Omen X makes replacing the SSD, HDD, and RAM super simple – it’s all accessible under one pane past a couple of phillips screws.
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Earlier this year it looked as though Salesforce was starting to position itself as a company that would hit $10 billion in annual revenue run rate later this year — and, if all seems well, it looks like it may hit that target.Salesforce reported its second-quarter earnings today, saying it brought in $2.56 billion in revenue on earnings of 33 cents per share.This is a beat on both fronts, but the stock dipped slightly in extended trading after seeing a rather stunning run-up over the course of the year.Since January, shares of Salesforce have risen almost 36 percent despite dropping around 3 percent after the report came out today.While Salesforce may be on track to generate $10 billion in revenue, a lot of eyes are on the back half of the year for its annual Dreamforce conference.That’s when Salesforce is expected to announce and unveil some new products, and there will likely especially be scrutiny on its so-called “Einstein” AI products.
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Hanli Liu, a University of Texas at Arlington bioengineering professor, is the lead researcher for a new Texas multi-institution project that will use a four-year, $2.85 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel, non-invasive, infrared-light-based, neuro-stimulation tool with imaging for performing these tasks.Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, a UT Austin psychology professor; UT Southwestern Psychologist Mustafa Husain and Li Zeng, Texas A industrial engineering assistant professor, are collaborating on the project.Liu and Gonzalez-Lima have done extensive collaborative research in the use of transcranial infrared brain stimulation or TIBS."Many behavioral studies by other groups have shown improvement of cognitive functions in stroke victims and those who suffer from depression or mild cognitive impairment, which is a precursor to Alzheimer's disease," Liu said."I'm really grateful for this grant.Our unique team, and our unique resources, are very important to our success."
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Setting up your own home theater is no small task: You need a set of speakers (at least five), a subwoofer or two, some sort of HD display such as a TV or projector, and plenty of audio and video cables.The central component that holds it all together is the mighty AV receiver, and it doesn’t get much mightier than the Denon AVR-X4300H 9.2-channel 4K receiver.If you’re looking to build a high-end home theater system, you can now score this excellent unit from Amazon for almost 50 percent off.The Denon AVR-X4300H is a 9.2-channel receiver, meaning that it can power a large surround sound setup with up to nine speakers and two subwoofers for a truly cinematic audio experience.The receiver supports the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound standards, and features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as HEOS integration for wide compatibility with popular streaming services.This wireless capability and HEOS technology also make it easy to set up a multiroom sound system, allowing you to project separate audio streams into other parts of your home.
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Facebook today announced it was updating its Safety Check feature, making it easier to find and more useful for people in dire need.It will now have its own dedicated tab with all information consolidated there.According to Facebook’s Disaster Response page:There’s now a single place to go to see where Safety Check has recently been activated, get the information you need and potentially be able to help affected areas.Safety Check isn’t perfect — sometimes it prompts people far outside the crisis area to check in, as our Matthew Hughes pointed out from first-hand experience.When it originally debuted, it was for natural disasters, but has since expanded to include multiple different kinds of crises, including terror attacks.
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Are chatbots and intelligent assistants a customer engagement fad, or does this trend have legs?Chatbots and AI assistants are blowing up in popularity as they start to become a central interface for the emerging Internet of Things.“We look at intelligent assistants as upping our game.”The virtual assistant on usaa.com was developed based on member feedback and data about their transactions.It’s designed to answer basic questions and perform simple tasks such as activating a card, changing a PIN, and reporting lost or stolen cards.The virtual assistant currently responds to 1.4 million requests per month.
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Over a hundred experts in robotics and AI want to the united nations, prohibits the development of autonomous robots whose only purpose is to kill, writes the Independent.the Experts, with Elon Musk at the forefront, we want those ports on the list of morally wrong weapons, along with a dazzling laser and chemical weapons.It is Tesla's Elon Musk and Google's Mustafa Suleyman, who is the most prominent entrepenörerna on the list of 116 technical experts who have written an open letter to the UN, where they are pleading for a ban on autonomous weapons.In december last year voted the UN to initiate formal talks on the future of such weapons, which also include tanks, drones, and autonomous machine gun.so Far, 19 of the 123 member states called for a ban on autonomous lethal weapons.Toby Walsh, professor of AI at the University of New South Wales, is one of the main organisers behind the letter.
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Several hundred Pacific walruses began amassing on an island off Alaska’s northwest coast in the first week of August in what wildlife officials say is the earliest date yet for their annual "haulout."The culprit appears to be shrinking Arctic ice.Walruses tend to head ashore two weeks after warm temperatures cause sea ice to recede too far north for them in the Chukchi Sea.This year, it happened earlier than ever.Walruses typically use sea ice for protection and as a home base, particularly for juveniles, while adults dive to the ocean floor for food.But "when that ice retreats to the deeper water, they can't do that," Fish and Wildlife rep Andrea Medeiros tells Alaska Public Media.
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The last few months have been rocky.In July, prominent venture capitalists including Dave McClure of 500 Startups admitted to behaving inappropriately toward women founders.And earlier this month, it emerged that a software engineer at Google had written a controversial 3,300-word memo arguing that biology prevents women from being as successful as men in the tech industry (he was later fired)."It's not just about one person being affected," said Adriana Gascoigne, CEO and founder of Girls in Tech, an organization that helps advance women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.For the past three years, more than a dozen companies, including Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter, have even released annual reports that show the industry remains overwhelmingly white and male.According to a report from software company Atlassian, black and Latino employees respectively account for about 2 percent and 3 percent of the tech workforce.
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Direct-to-consumer shoe brand Bucketfeet wants to allow any artist to create an interesting shoe design.And it’s take one more step in that direction, by moving its production fully on-demand and opening up its site to support hundreds of new designs submitted by its artist community.After more than five years of building a brand around unique collections and designs on its sneakers, the company is taking its business fully on-demand and printing sneakers as they’re ordered.Not only does that eliminate the high cost of storage and holding inventory, but also enables the company to make a huge number of new designs available to consumers.While selling wholesale to massive retail locations might have given the company some predictability in terms of how much of whatever style of show it might produce, it also put constraints on Bucketfeet’s ability to be innovative, according to co-founder Raaja Nemani.“With wholesale, you’re making three collections a year and up to 5,000 pairs per style,” Nemani said.
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