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After launching the P20 series to great success and temporarily ousting Apple from the second place spot in the global smartphone market, the company wants to end a stellar year with a bang.Huawei’s finally taken the wraps off the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, the latest entry in its most popular flagship line (and yet another addition to the phonepocalypse ranks).What makes these new phones stand out?Don’t miss: Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro hands-onYou’ve probably already decided how to feel about the notch.Love them or hate them, the controversial cutouts are popping up on more and more flagship phones.
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Just weeks before regulators decide the fate of domestic initial coin offerings (ICOs), one of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges is changing hands.A consortium led by a superstar plastic surgeon has just bought a controlling stake in Bithumb for $353 million.Bithumb will now be directly managed by Singapore-based investment group BK Global Consortium, after it purchased a 50-percent stake (plus one share) from its largest shareholder, BTC Holdings Co., Bloomberg reports.To confuse matters, BK Global is also a major shareholder in BTC Holdings.BK Global have effectively ‘doubled-down’ on its investment, by selling itself enough shares to have direct control over Bithumb.Running BK is Kim Byung-gun, one of South Korea’s premier plastic surgeons and founder of the BK Plastic Surgery Hospitals, first in Seoul, then Singapore.
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The OpenMTA is a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) designed to support openness, sharing and innovation in global biotechnology.Use of the OpenMTA allows redistribution and commercial use of materials, while respecting the rights of creators and promoting safe practices.The new standardised framework also eases the administrative burden for technology transfer offices, negating the need to negotiate unique terms for individual transfers of widely-used materials.It provides a new way to exchange materials commonly used in biological research and engineering, complementing existing, more restrictive arrangements.The agreement was developed through a collaboration, led by the San Francisco-based BioBricks Foundation and the UK-based OpenPlant Synthetic Biology Research Centre, a joint initiative between the University of Cambridge, John Innes Centre and Earlham Institute.Additional design goals include safety and sharing in an international context.
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A major US telecommunications company discovered a foreign implant in a server back in August, according to a new report by Bloomberg.It’s the first time a source has decided to go on the record to corroborate the claims made in a report by the publication last week, alleging that Chinese spies were able to compromise servers belonging to 30 of the US’s top tech companies through the use of hardware manipulations.The implant was reportedly built into a server’s Ethernet port, giving hackers a back door into the telecommunications company’s computer networks.In Bloomberg’s discussions with Yossi Appleboum, the security professional who first identified the manipulation, no technicians working for the company knew what kind of data was flowing through the compromised server.That server was one of many in the facility that was created by Supermicro, the same Chinese manufacturer that supplied servers to the tech companies in last week’s original report.The initial Bloomberg report has come under heavy fire for its use of anonymous sourcing and its lack of independently verifiable details.
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Max Niebylski, CEO and cofounder, started the company in July 2017 at the age of 18.And they’re launching a blockchain-based security software platform today to help companies keep their websites up.His company claims to have figured out a way to put an end to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which have plagued websites for decades.In such attacks, hackers marshal lots of computers to send requests at web servers, flooding them and bringing them down.The Gladius DDoS software platform aggregates unused bandwidth from corporations and individuals, making that bandwidth instantly available to any participating company to defend against inbound DDoS attacks.So long as all of the companies in the network are not overwhelmed, a single company could withstand a much heavier than normal attack, Niebylski said.
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this saves us about you: " you Are not registered, we store no personal data about you- however, We need to save the cookies in your browser for that page to work- the Data is always as anonymous as it can go and we save so little we can
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When consumers think of search, they mainly think of Google, but under the hood of enterprises and other organizations, there are hundreds of other kinds of challenges that require search technology.Today, one of the bigger companies providing search functionality, Elastic, saw just how valuable that business can be, by way of a very strong debut as a public company.Elastic today opened up at $70, a pop of 94 percent on its initial public offering at $36 on Thursday night, and after an active day of trades, $70 is where it closed, too.Founded in Amsterdam, Netherlands, but with an office also in Mountain View, Elastic raised $252 million at a market capitalization of around $2.5 billion in that IPO, before commencing trading as ESTC on the New York Stock Exchange.Its stock went as high as $74.20 today, more than 100 percent over its IPO price.Although Google has long dominated the market for consumer search queries, Elastic has taken the approach of providing a set of strong search tools to organizations to help them both with tackling their own internal data troves, but also to help them build products for their customers to use.
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There is a strong chance this will give readers a sense of déjà vu.Another EOS EOS decentralized app (dApp) has severely botched an airdrop.This time, fledging gambling platform Se7ens is in the spotlight, after a community member managed to credit himself with a billion tokens by exploiting its poorly made smart contract.Se7ens, an EOS-powered dice game, announced it would be distributing exactly half of its seven billion token supply to EOS holders.Developers were meant to send 10,000 tokens to each participating account, but instead were forced into sending so much more.Below, we can see Se7en’s smart contract ‘mistakenly’ credit an EOS account with one billion SEVEN tokens.
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The recent focus on security breaches and departed Instagram founders around here has prevented us from asking us more mundane questions, such as: how is Facebook’s advertising business going?Eli Rosenberg reports in the Washington Post:The Washington Post found dozens of advertisements mentioning LGBT themes and words that the company blocked for supposedly being political, according to a public database Facebook keeps.In any case, as I said, my people are mad:Many of the groups’ administrators said their experience had given them a sour impression of the company, though most said there were few alternatives for getting their message out to wide groups of people.“Why is this community considered a political community?” Bonner, the motivational speaker, said in an interview with The Post.
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The iPhone XS and XS Max pack great cameras, but on paper they may not seem like big enough upgrades over the iPhone X.The addition of Smart HDR, paired with the powerful A12 Bionic processor, substantially improves the quality of photographs taken by Apple’s new iPhones.These are taken at numerous exposures and speeds, and the best of each photograph is combined to form a well-balanced photo (the speed at which all of this happens is barely noticeable thanks to the A12 processor).Doing all this means the iPhone can now handle high-contrast scenarios, such as when you have a bright sky and a dark foreground, much better than before.The sky looks a little overexposed on the iPhone X photo, enough to mask intricate cloud patterns.Those patterns are visible on the iPhone XS photo, and you can see the sky is also a tad bluer, and the clouds more defined.
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Bezos announced plans to raise Amazon's minimum wage to $15 an hour.Amazon announced on Tuesday it plans to raise the company's minimum wage in the US to $15 — twice the federal minimum wage of $7.25.The minimum wage increase is pennies compared to what Bezos makes per hour, based on our calculations — $4,474,885.That means it takes Bezos 12 milliseconds to earn $15.The salary increase, set to take effect on November 1, is supposed to affect more than 250,000 full- and part-time employees, in addition to more than 100,000 seasonal staff members.It follows sustained pressure from Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders, although Amazon is distancing itself from the suggestion that the move is in response to the senator.
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We’ve previously written about the role that 3D printing can play in the future of food, but could additive manufacturing also have a part to play in disposing of food waste?Indeed it can, claim the brains behind a startup called Genecis, made up of graduates from Canada’s University of Toronto Scarborough.With this ambition in mind, they have developed a way to transform today’s restaurant food waste into tomorrow’s biodegradable plastics — useful for everything from creating packaging to 3D printing filament.“Genecis uses biology to convert organic waste into higher value materials,” Luna Yu, founder and CEO of Genecis, told Digital Trends.“The first product line is PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates) biopolymers, which is used in combination with PLA to make 3D printing filaments.In addition, PHAs makes a tougher and less brittle 3D printing filament.
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Turen har kommit till tillkännagivandet av årets pristagare av Nobelpriset i fysik.I sedvanlig ordning kommer pristagaren eller pristagarna att presenteras vid Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien tidigast klockan 11.45.Förra året belönades tre amerikanska forskare som låg bakom den detektor som för första gången kunde upptäcka gravitationsvågor _ Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish och Kip Thorne.Gravitationsvågorna förutspåddes av Albert Einstein första gången 1915, och kunde precis hundra år efteråt observeras för första gången med hjälp av observatoriet Ligo ( Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) i USA.Följ offentliggörandet av Nobelpriset i fysik 2018 här.På onsdag tillkännages årets kemipristagare.
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Nuitka, a compiler that transforms Python into C for the sake of both performance gains and a more portable runtime, has reached its 0.6 release—a milestone that lays the groundwork for future performance gains.As Nuitka developer Kay Hayen put it, “Performance improvements are likely in every coming release.”Nuitka 0.6 applies optimizations to Python’s bool types (true/false), so that code using them can be reduced to the most efficient possible C code.The bool optimizations come as a prelude to similar optimizations for other variable types.[ The essentials from InfoWorld: Get started with Anaconda, the Python distribution for data science.| Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
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What do you look for in a smartphone?If it’s great battery life, camera, performance, or design, then the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the phone for you.We labeled the Mate 10 Pro as the best Android smartphone of 2017 in our review, and we don’t throw terms like that around lightly.The specifications of this awesome device speak for themselves: 12MP and 20MP dual rear cameras, 128GB storage, and 6GB RAM to name but a few.Another game-changer is that the huge 4,000mAh battery can charge to around 85 to 90 percent in an hour.A glass back, combined with a rear fingerprint sensor and near bezel-less front, make for a thing of beauty.
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As promised during September 12’s Gather Round event in Cupertino, Apple today released macOS Mojave — aka macOS 10.14 — to the general public.Mojave was originally revealed in beta form during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2018, and has since evolved through 11 developer betas into today’s final release.On the Finder side, Apple has introduced a system-wide Dark Mode, which optionally reskins the entire user interface with black or dark gray elements.Dark Mode pairs up with Dynamic Desktop, which can automatically adjust certain desktop images in sync with time of day (morning, afternoon, and evening) changes.Mojave includes macOS-optimized versions of Apple News, Home, Stocks, and Voice Memos, which now look and work nearly the same across iPads and Macs.From a consumer perspective, these previously iPhone- or iPad-specific apps add extra features to the Mac, notably including the platform’s first official support for HomeKit accessories through the Home app.
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Amazon Echo speakers are getting an audio upgrade.Stereo pairing is coming to some of the Echo speakers via a software update.That will allow you to pair two Echo speakers together as dedicated left and right channels, a feature that's already available on rival products like Sonos One and Apple HomePod.The feature upgrade was announced by Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices, at a hardware event at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle.The company also announced that more pronounced multi-room support is coming to its Echo speakers and compatible Alexa products from third parties as well."Alexa Multi-Room Music" will allow Alexa products from the likes of Bose, Sonos and others to be more tightly integrated into an Alexa-powered home audio system.
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The only limitation is that the Nokia 7 Plus must be running the latest beta version of Android 9 Pie.This news likely means that most if not all devices on Android 9 Pie will eventually get Digital Wellbeing tools.If you own a Nokia 7 Plus and have the latest beta version of Android 9 Pie installed, you can now access Google’s Digital Wellbeing suite of tools to help curb your smartphone use, via Nokia Power User.Simply click here or on the button at the bottom of this article to download the Digital Wellbeing app on your Nokia 7 Plus.The availability of Digital Wellbeing on the Nokia 7 Plus is the first time the toolset has been made accessible to non-Pixel devices.While we don’t want to jump to conclusions, this suggests that most (if not all) devices with Android 9 Pie will eventually have access to Digital Wellbeing.
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And thus, having socialized this idea countless times, it seemed clear that it was time to put pen to paper and share with you what comes of a marketer listening to pitches, and an investor giving them: how to give the perfect fund raising pitch.I’m astounded by how few entrepreneurs realize that the story about your business has to include those 6, seemingly simple chapters.How often have you sat down over coffee with an entrepreneur, excited in what they’re doing, and willing to help, only to be disappointed as they leap right into what they’re doing and how; all too often leaving it right at that.Consider how you characterize each of those 6 chapters:Techstars famously reinforces that they only thing that matters, in the consideration of ventures for their accelerator, is the team: Who’s involved.“Oh and by the way, these are my co-founders.
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With enterprise IT environments becoming increasingly complex, Nokia’s Nuage Networks has updated its SD-WAN proposition to capitalise on the confusion.The SD-WAN 2.0 offering is claimed to be an end-to-end network governance solution to manage multi-cloud environments, with complete visibility and control from a single management interface.Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) platform is promised to help customers deliver and orchestrate enterprise IT services across data centres, public cloud services, SaaS provider clouds and enterprise branch sites.“The industry is on the cusp of a big shift towards SD-WAN,” said Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Nuage Networks.“Unlike other vendors that either have basic connectivity solutions, use proprietary hardware or need to cobble together multiple platforms to address enterprise IT needs, we purposefully developed our VNS offer on a single platform to give our customers a powerful, seamless and consistent set of capabilities across the entire network.”SD-WAN is seemingly becoming more popular with enterprise IT departments, with IDC forecasting the worldwide market for SD-WAN infrastructure growing compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40.4% from 833 million in 2017 to more than 4.5 billion in 2022.
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