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Their technique, detailed in the journal Nature Communications, could contribute to the development of novel practical applications by optimizing superconductor properties for use in electronics.Superconductivity is a state of matter in which an electric current can flow with absolutely no resistance.The effect is useful for various applications, from magnetically levitating trains to MRI machines and particle accelerators.It also sparks the imagination with thoughts of lossless power transfer and much faster computation.However, superconductivity is, generally speaking, suppressed in the presence of magnetic fields, limiting the ability to use these materials in real life applications.Understanding when and how vortices will move or remain localized is the focus of much scientific research.
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Sales at IBM fall for the 21st quarter, as heavy investments in AI and cloud fails to make good on legacy declineThe scale of the task ahead for IBM’s Ginni Rometty is clear after Big Blue disappointed Wall Street with its weak quarterly results.IBM has been banking heavily on its cloud, artificial intelligence, cyber security and analytics services to make up the ongoing decline in its legacy hardware and software business.But this has not helped Big Blue during the past quarter.For the three months ending 30 June, IBM posted a net profit down 7 percent at $2.3bn (£1.8bn), from $2.5bn (£1.9bn) a year earlier.Sales were also down 4.7 percent at $19.3bn (£14.8bn) from $20.2bn (£15.5bn) a year ago.
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Flow in the Google app will be more personal than before, thanks to improved artificial intelligence.in Addition to the user's own interactions with Google affect local and global trends in the content of the flow, which was previously known as Google Now.A new ”follow”button will appear in search results for selected subjects, such as movies, comics, sports teams, bands and famous people.When you press the button start, so to say, subscribe to the topic and the related information will appear in your feed.Google wants to give us a broader perspective on the news.It means that Google will sometimes show a list of other articles on the same topic, in addition to the article shown at the top.
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Not content with constant pestering emails because someone you've never heard of is "waiting for your response" LinkedIn has decided to further plunge its tendrils of hassle into your Windows 10 notifications.The new app for Windows 10 will allow new requests to appear as little popups in the bottom right of your screen, as if they were as important as oxygen itself.LinkedIn, for its part, claims you'll be able to control the notifications you get and ensure that they aren't as bothersome as the torrent of emails reminding you that someone has a "workaversary".Also why is a work anniversary a thing, there's nothing more depressing than marking the time you've been chained to a desk - as if it was a relationship of some kind.Of course a new app doesn't really change anything.The rage we feel for LinkedIn is about how damn hard it makes everything to do.
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Estée Lauder, the flagship brand of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc, is using augmented reality to entice customers to try their makeup on virtually via chatbots.As a part of its partnership with ModiFace, the Toronto-based creator of AR technology for the beauty industry, Estée Lauder’s Facebook messenger chatbot gives its users the ability to virtually try on Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour lipsticks.“One of the key pillars of our partnership with ModiFace is the application of AR and AI across all platforms where customers interact with our brand,” said Stephane de La Faverie, global brand president of Estée Lauder, in a statement.“Messaging applications such as Facebook Messenger are the perfect platform for consumers to search, explore, try-on, and ideally purchase Estée Lauder products.”The capabilities of this new endeavor provide users with a handful of functions.The first is the capability to search for and try on lip shades that match an individual person’s skin tone.
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Mechanical keyboards are flooding the market now that the PC gaming audience has shown it’s willing to spend the money for higher-quality peripherals.This has also created an opportunity for mechanical switch manufacturers beyond the go-to Germany company Cherry.One of those competitors is Kailh, which provided the switches in the new keyboard from Vava and enabled that company to sell a quality device at a low price.The Vava Chroma Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is available now for $80.It features Kailh’s blue switches, which are equivalent to the tactical, noisy feedback of the Cherry MX blues.But the keyboard is about $20-to-$40 less expensive than many of the devices featuring Cherry switches — even though you’re getting a similar typing experience.
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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 - 14:00 ET / 11:00 PT / 18:00 GMTPeriodically ensuring that Automated Test Equipment (ATE) is functioning properly is a critical part of product manufacturing, and is often required in regulated industries.Properly verified ATE helps to maintain consistent test results and reduces downtime.Automated self-test is ideal for periodic verification of test system performance, and can be used to get a system back online faster after system changes or failures.In this session, Bloomy’s ATE Product Manager will discuss three of the most common methods of self-testing your ATE, including System Self-Test ITA’s (Interchangeable Test Adapters, or fixtures), Loopback Units Under Test (UUTs), and Golden Sample UUTs.Grant Gothing, ATE Product Manager, Bloomy, Inc
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Murdoch MacLennan, the former chief executive of Telegraph Media Group (TMG) who was moved into a deputy chairman role last month, has been appointed as the chairman of the Scottish Professional Football League.He will replace Ralph Topping, who is standing down on 1 August.MacLennan was the SPFL board’s unanimous choice to succeed Topping following a recruitment process conducted by worldwide sports executive search agency Nolan Partners.SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “Murdoch brings with him a wealth of top-level business and media experience and has been at the cutting edge of the digital revolution as chief executive and now deputy chairman of the Telegraph Media Group.MacLennan had been leading the publisher for 13 years when he was replaced rather surprisingly in June by Nick Hugh, the company's chief operating officer of less than six months.Hugh joined the Telegraph in January from Yahoo, where he was vice president, EMEA.
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Rather than a single, towering smooth-black Office, there's a whole Stonehenge of options: Office on the iPhone, on iPad, Office on Android smartphones, Office on personal computers, Windows and macOS, Office with a handful of applications, Office with fistfuls'.One, which most label Office 2016, is the stand-alone suite that traces its roots back to the last century.How they differ can be confusing, especially since both include, more or less, the same applications.Of the differences between Office 2016 and Office 365, purchase plans are among the most striking.Up-front is the key adjective there; Office 2016's entire purchase price must be laid out before receiving the software.Office 365, the purchase method Microsoft's now pushing most aggressively, is a subscription service, so payments are made monthly or annually.
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It's no secret that the internet can be a cesspool of hate.From the harassment of GamerGate to cartoon characters being turned into hurtful memes, the onslaught is a daily occurrence on social media and comment threads all over the web.And now a new study from the Pew Research Center shows that upwards of 41 percent of all Americans have been victimized.These cases vary in harshness -- ranging from more minor instances like name-calling to much more serious ones like sexual harassment.The less severe instances proved to be a bit more common among the US adults polled.Reasons for harassment vary, too.
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sweden's coalition, a right-wing liberal Moderaterna party, president Anna Kinberg Batra reviews the Swedish social democratic-led government to raise taxes on the Sunday of the Swedish politics week in almedalen.we Want the government to stop damaging tax hike”, said Kinberg Batra.the coalition party, one of sweden's biggest problems is the lack of integration.with an immigrant background unemployment is clearly higher than the swedes.Kinberg batra, according to the coalition wants to labour market reform, which this difference is close to half the current.Immigrants have to learn the language and become involved in the labour market.
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The frigid, faraway body that NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will zoom by 18 months from now may actually be a cluster of small objects, new observations suggest.New Horizons — which performed the first-ever flyby of Pluto in July 2015 — will have another close encounter on Jan. 1, 2019, this time with a little-studied object called 2014 MU69.Mission scientists recently had a chance to learn more about 2014 MU69, which lies about 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond the orbit of Pluto and is thought to be 12 to 25 miles (20 to 40 km) wide.On the night of June 2, MU69 crossed in front of a distant star in a 2-second "occultation" visible from a narrow band of land and sea that stretched from the Indian Ocean through South Africa to southern Argentina and Chile.[Destination Pluto: NASA's New Horizons Mission in Pictures]So New Horizons team members set up shop in various spots along the occultation path and pointed their telescopes skyward.
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Whether you’re penny pinching or have a decent budget to get the right tools for your business, this list of useful resources will help you balance the demands of running a business without breaking the bank.
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Pokemon Go may not be the worldwide sensation it once was, but it's still a hugely popular mobile game.One year after its launch, we look back at what Pokemon Go influenced and some of our favorite memories from the game.We also discuss the development of robots to help the elderly and diagnose diseases, and plug CNET's new iHate package, which discusses online trolling culture.
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Things are getting more interesting by the day when it comes to Xiaomi don’t you think?After the Mi MIX 2 benchmarks, we now have leaks regarding a “mysterious” Xiaomi Chiron smartphone that is rumored to be in the works, scheduled to be unveiled in the coming months.According to rumors, this Chiron (code name) smartphone will be equipped with JDI’s full active display with non-existent bezels, 18:9 ratio and a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, aimed obviously towards the high end category and really demanding users.Given these technical specifications, the device could look a lot like the Mi MIX, Galaxy S8 or LG G6 smartphones in terms of display of course and if we’re to believe the latest information, then it is expected to pack 8GB of RAM, matching the top variation of the OnePlus 5.Apart from the display size and RAM size we have no more info on this purported model, and this means that we also don’t know – at this time- its real model name.
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Work-related stress can cost a company more than what you might think, according to a study from the American Institute of Stess can be throughout 300 billion dollars lost by american businesses each year due to stress-related causes as sickness absence and reduced productivity.Something is positive is that stress levels generally seem to diminish in the workplace, in all the cases of it departments, it shows the analyst Teksystems annual stressundersökning among just the it staff.”by and large, it is still a good period to be tech-professionals.most of The it workers experience less stress levels than in the past and they do not feel they need to be available outside of a reasonable timeframe,” says Jason Hayman, research analyst at Teksystems, IDG News.But even if the stress seems to go down in general, it is important for companies to continue to try to keep down on the stress levels, therefore we have here is a collection of five lessons that are to find in the Teksystems stress survey.Of the respondents, it was six out of ten who stated that they experienced less stress right now than ever before in his career, only 14 per cent of the respondents said that their current job was their most stressful ever – which is two per cent less than last year's survey.
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Finnish ProtectPipen piping innovation to try to espoo in the property.the Company developed a microbial solution to disperse the pipelines of accumulated organic waste to the natural bacteria.”output mapping found that even the new building is suffering from, for example, the abundance of fat accumulation.we Ended up installing to real estate, total a new total of six automatic drain treatment system input device.the expectation is that we are able to pilot, to show a tube cleaning completely,” said ProtectPipen based Klas Alfthan release.When the waste pipe is also reduced rot generated by the pipe to the corrosive hydrogen sulfide amount.
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Med 662 röster mot 32 kom EU-parlamentet under tisdagen överens om ett nytt lagförslag för att skydda konsumenterna.Om deras förslag tar sig hela vägen igenom EU-byråkratin är tanken att fiaskon som Samsungs exploderande Galaxy Note 7 ska kunna undvikas i framtiden, skriver IDG News.Parlamentsledamöterna anser nämligen att batterier bör vara löstagbara, om det inte finns specifika säkerhetskrav som talar för motsatsen.Istället fick de kalla tillbaka och arbeta om miljontals telefoner till en kostnad av flera miljarder.Går en telefon eller dator sönder i dag tvingas ofta ägaren att vända sig till tillverkaren för reservdelar eller reparation, alternativt en av tillverkaren godkänd reparatör.Framöver kan det bli så att tillverkaren måste göra det möjligt för ägarna att gå till vilken fristående reparatör som helst.
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After taking a year off to focus on its new Moto Z line of flagship handsets, Lenovo subsidiary Motorola is poised to return the original Moto device.The Moto X4 will make its debut in the fourth quarter in time for the holiday shopping season, according to a person with knowledge of the company’s plans.Purported details of the 5.2-inch, aluminum-clad Android 7.1 Nougat smartphone were recently leaked, but many of those specs are wrong, says the informed individual.Let's stop calling it "Moto X 2017," eh?Taking a cue from the first Moto X, a widely popular model that eschewed top-of-the-line components for a top-notch user experience at an affordable price, X4 is tipped to feature impressive but not envelope-pushing internals, from its Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chip (eight cores all running at 2.2GHz) to its full-HD resolution screen to its maxed-out memory configuration of 4GB RAM / 64GB internal storage (supplemented by a microSD slot).The battery is said to pack a 3,000mAh capacity.
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Are you looking for a smartphone that won’t break the bank?Perhaps something for less than $100?Cubot has revealed today that a new model of theirs will be available from July 15th and will have worldwide availability!This is big news for a smartphone maker in China and although we don’t know how international customers will be able to buy the phone just yet, it looks like Amazon will be the key.So what about the phone?Well, the model is the Cubot R9 and it will cost just $79.99 once it is officially launched.
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