Evelyn Fowler

Evelyn Fowler

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Apple Watch with the "vapor" face is in the middle.AppleApple revealed that it shot incredibly high-resolution video of fire, water, and vapor for its new Apple Watch backgrounds.There's a super-cool video showing the behind-the-scenes process.One of my favorite features on the Apple Watch Series 4, which went on sale on Friday, is a series of new watch faces.The new fire, water, and vapor faces depict swirling colors behind an analog clock.They're subtle, minimalist, and very cool.
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues.In this piece Logan Armendone-Mowbray, Content & Communities Manager at KNect365, explores how with Apple onboard the eSIM market is set for accelerated growth and why the technology is likely to impact operator’s roaming revenues.The benefits of Apple’s eSIM adoption in the latest iPhones will extend further than just consumers, who will be able to choose an operator dynamically.The eSIM smartphone market is set to reach 420 million units annually by 2022, according to ABI Research.This represents a shift in the eSIM smartphone market from one which was solely occupied by Google and its Pixel devices, which shipped 3.9 million devices in 2017.It is now more important than ever to refine profile portability and management, how greater connected devices can be added to user accounts and to have a clear customer journey mapped out,” says Tania Ferreira, Senior Producer for KNect365’s e-SIM Connect.
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Vodafone has confirmed it will be ready to hit the 5G on-switch as soon as devices are available on the market, though only in Manchester in the first instance.Speaking at the gloriously named Future Ready press conference in the telcos Newbury HQ, CTO Scott Petty confirmed the team will be ready for a commercial launch in 2019, though whether the devices will be available is another matter.Having launched in seven urban and rural locations over 2019, Vodafone will have 1,000 5G sites live by 2020 as the beast scales.“For instance, Cornwall and the Lake District will have 5G in 2019 and not just London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham.”It’s unsurprising the tech hubs will be getting the 5G euphoria first, though the rural focus is an interesting one.Few rural communities have fast-tracked to the front of the queue with any technology breakthrough, though Petty highlighted such experiments are important in building the 5G business case.
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Microsoft and Amazon are continuing their close partnership by bringing Skype calling to Alexa.Devices like Amazon’s Echo range will be able to access Skype’s basic calling, and Alexa-powered hardware like the Echo Show will also include video calling support.You’ll also be able to use Skype to call mobile and landlines using SkypeOut, and simply say “Alexa, call Bob on Skype” to activate a call.Skype calling on Alexa will be available “later this year,” says Microsoft, and it follows a preview of Alexa and Cortana integration that’s available across Echo devices, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PCs.Microsoft and Amazon first partnered together for Alexa and Cortana last year, and it’s clear from this Skype calling effort that both companies are continuing to work closely.“We’re excited to continue bringing the best of Microsoft and Amazon together,” says Gaurav Sareen, corporate vice president for Microsoft.
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In comparison, Apple designs its sport-car-like devices as artwork -- with a price to match.Drop an Apple product and the neighbors will know about it from your shrieking.That changed on Thursday, as Amazon unveiled a torrent of new products, with many coming with a badly needed update in looks.They may not come close to the fit and finish of Apple, but Amazon's portfolio of products are keeping pace with modern aesthetics.The move to update its product comes as Amazon continues its mission to put Alexa everywhere.After Thursday's launch, which included a microwave, wall clock and an in-car accessory, the company is surely aiming for world domination through its Alexa digital assistant.
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Nothing foretells the coming of winter like frost on windshields.While the inconvenience of scraping or defrosting car windows may define cold mornings for many drivers, the toll frost takes on the larger economy is more than just a nuisance.With the world's first demonstration of a passive anti-frosting surface, the study provides a proof of concept for keeping surfaces 90 percent dry and frost free indefinitely - all without any chemicals or energy inputs."Frosting is a big issue, and researchers have been working to solve this problem for years," said Farzad Ahmadi, a doctoral student in Virginia Tech's Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics in the College of Engineering and the study's lead author.Other recent advances include special coatings for surfaces that prevent frost formation, but these coatings aren't durable and tend to wear off easily."For this project, we're not using any kind of special coating, chemicals, or energy to overcome frost," said Ahmadi.
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Nästa steg är att kunna spela samma musik i flera rum samtidigt, eller olika om vi känner för det.Kort sagt multiroom-system, eller multirum om man ska försöka försvenska.Länge var det Sonos som dominerade, med några hifi-märken som utmanade.Men nu har snart sagt varenda tillverkare av trådlösa högtalare lagt till multirum-funktioner.Ofta till riktigt bra pris.Vissa av dem har till och med uppkopplingsproblem och tappar kontakten stup i kvarten.
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This isn't just any ol' NES replica controller -- it's an official Nintendo Entertainment System wireless gamepad designed to snap onto a Nintendo Switch in place of the existing Joy-Con pads, then pop off when you want to game with a friend.Because you want to play these just-announced classic NES games the way they were meant to be played, right?It'll come in a set of two for $60, Nintendo just announced during its Nintendo Direct broadcast -- but only for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, which makes a certain degree of sense considering that the online service is the way to access NES games on Switch.They charge when docked to the Switch, too -- no USB cables necessary.Preorders begin Sept. 18, the day Nintendo's new online service goes live.
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When it comes to hurricanes, it’s all in a name.Katrina will forever bring to mind the unbridled devastation in Louisiana in 2005 as one of the costliest hurricanes in the U.S. on record.Maria recalls the destruction and massive loss of lives – particularly in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands – in 2017.With Maria, nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico were killed as a result of the hurricane.And Harvey, also one of the costliest storms, is reminiscent of the catastrophe it brought to Texas and Louisiana in 2017.For Atlantic hurricanes, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) recycles a list of names every six years – a process that is maintained by the World Meteorological Organization, the NHC explains.
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Cryptocurrency bigwigs are banding together to form a political lobbying consortium that will take on the industry’s hardest policy making issues directly from Washington DC.The NGO, known as the Blockchain Association, is trying to become the go to lobbying organization on political and legal issues that challenge cryptocurrency and blockchain companies.In its first Medium blog post yesterday, the consortium stated it is aiming to deliver “a unified voice for the blockchain industry.”The decisions they make now will affect the industry for years, so the Blockchain Association will be a liaison to policymakers: we’ll advocate for our community and the opportunities presented by our technologies, and encourage regulatory solutions that protect consumers and support innovation.The group will include a host of industry representatives from cryptocurrency exchanges, blockchain development startups, and specialist venture capital firms.The likes of Coinbase, Circle, Protocol Labs, Digital Currency Group, and Polychain Capital are the inaugural members of this movement.
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Frozen pizza tends to lack natural ingredients, not to mention pronounceable ones.With that in mind, an offbeat campaign for frozen pizza brand, Real’Za Pizza, promotes natural ingredients in … let’s just call them unnatural scenarios.Real’Za is a minimally processed frozen pizza from Bernatello’s Foods of Maple Lake, Minnesota.It’s presently available in grocery stores throughout the upper Midwest, and with its most extensive ad campaign to date is looking to expand its geographic footprint.The “Unbelievably Natural” campaign, running in Wisconsin and Minnesota, consists of TV, radio, social, digital and consumer promotion elements.LA-based comedy director Raúl B. Fernández produced the ads created by Solve and marks the first work for the agency after winning the account earlier this year.
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the Researchers behind a new study in Science has asked itself what would happen if the world's largest desert, the Sahara, and the area south of this would be covered by solar and wind power.One conclusion is that such a large expansion would be able to provide four times more energy than the world uses each year in the day.another is that it would affect the vegetation in the Sahara is positive, tells the BBC.”Our model results show that large - scale solar and wind farms in the Sahara would more than double the rainfall, particularly in the Sahel, where rainfall would increase by between 20 and 500 millimeters per year,” says the study's lead author, professor Yan Li at the University of Illinois.the Explanation is in the wind and solkraftverkens construction.the wind Turbine blades mix the air as the air evaporates, which will increase rainfall and thus encourage the greenery.
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Google has been heavily focused on serving the needs of Indian web users with the recent launch of apps like Tez for payments, Areo for food ordering, Neighbourly for communities, data-friendly versions of apps like Search and YouTube, and others.Now, the company is launching an app to serve the need of Indian bloggers with an app called “Blog Compass.”The new app, now in beta, quietly popped up in the Google Play Store this week with a note that’s it’s “only available in India.”According to its Play Store description, Blog Compass helps bloggers to manage their sites and find topics to write about based on Google’s trending topics.These suggestions will also be based on the bloggers’ interests and posting history, it says.The app also helps bloggers manage their sites by tracking their site stats, approving comments, and reading through tips for how to make their blogs more successful.
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Cermati, an Indonesian fintech firm which helps customers research and sign up for credit cards, insurance, and loans, announced that it raised a series B round from Djarum Group, a cigarette manufacturer owned by the Hartono family.The size of the deal is undisclosed.All the tools you need for every step of the way.With a net worth of US$32.3 billion, brothers Budi and Michael Hartono are the richest people in Indonesia, according to Forbes.Launched in 2015, Cermati has more than five million monthly visits.Beyond providing consumers with financial information, it also helps financial services improve user acquisition, onboarding, risk assessment and servicing through software.
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“Where we are at the beginning of this century is where Star Trek begins,” says Alan Stern, the NASA researcher who was one of the architects of the New Horizons mission to Pluto.In an age where science fiction is rapidly becoming a simple fact, Stern says moon mining, extra-terrestrial energy generation, and space tourism are just around the corner.As the colonization of space progresses, Stern says that moon mining will be one of the first applications of our burgeoning commercial space industry.“Platinum is abundant on the moon and other rare earths that we have to strip mine on Earth,” Stern said on the Next Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF.“It’s lying there waiting for us on the moon.It’s a tremendous opportunity to quit mining the Earth and instead take advantage of the tremendous resources that the solar system presents us.”
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Tomorrow, the pair will testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on how they’re attempting to stop foreign groups from using tech platforms to sway U.S. voters (sans Google, who declined the Committee’s request to send Sundar Pichai or Larry Page).Then, Dorsey will also testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee.Wednesday’s hearing should be used to get as many details for the public as possible about what exactly the tech industry and Congress’ plan is to stop the kind of discord the Russia-linked Internet Research Agency and other groups sowed on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, and more ahead of the 2016 elections.Many senators and representatives still have a poor comprehension of how exactly tech companies work.They’re fond of asking questions about why a specific piece of content is or isn’t allowed on Facebook or Twitter, repeating questions already asked in previous hearings, or making personal questions about the leanings of Facebook employees, rather than broader ones about how their content moderation or advertising systems actually work.I’m under no illusions that Senators will suddenly stop and ask these types of questions at Wednesday’s hearings — the past few months of news have provided plenty of opportunity to do so, with notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Infowars’ being banned from multiple platforms, Twitter’s push to limit the reach of trolls and bullies, and a steady stream of leaks regarding Facebook’s content moderation practices.
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Social media networks, which often foster partisan antagonism, may also offer a solution to reducing political polarization, according to new findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from a team led by University of Pennsylvania sociologist Damon Centola.The Penn researchers asked 2,400 Republicans and Democrats to interpret recent climate-change data on Arctic sea-ice levels.Initially, nearly 40 percent of Republicans incorrectly interpreted the data, saying that Arctic sea-ice levels were increasing; 26 percent of Democrats made the same mistake.However, after participants interacted in anonymous social media networks--sharing opinions about the data and its meaning for future levels of Artic sea ice--88 percent of Republicans and 86 percent of Democrats correctly analyzed it, agreeing that sea-ice levels were dropping.Republicans and Democrats who were not permitted to interact with each other in social media networks but instead had several additional minutes to reflect on the climate data before updating their responses remained highly polarized and offered significantly less accurate forecasts."But, if you allow people to interact with each other in egalitarian social networks, in which no individual is more powerful than another, we find remarkably strong effects of bipartisan social learning on eliminating polarization."
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American betaljätten Paypal buy Swedish iZettle for representing 19.2 billion.instead of a peak on the stockholm stock exchange becomes the Izettle a part of the american company.Read more: Deal done: Paypal buy Swedish Izettlethe Deal makes founders Jacob de Geer and Magnus Nilsson, to billionaires.Although the Swedish private equity firms and international investors will make a nice buck on the deal.But so far it does not seem quite like that everything is finished, if you believe co-founder and ceo Jacob de Geer.
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last week came the news that Anders Borg, Christer Gardell and a few other investors joined in with the 40 million in robotrådgivaren Light (NTL).Bankutmanaren was founded by, among others, Pricerunners managing director, Nicklas Storåkers, Patrik Adamson, Emelie Andersson and Henrik Litteke.many of the team have in common is their past on nätmäklaren Avanza.Read more: Anders Borg and Christer Gardell invest in a robotrådgivareNow, the reports Breakit to H's ceo and a major shareholder Karl-Johan Persson has invested in Shine.the Investment has gone via his company Phillian AB and of Karl-Johan Persson is reported to take nearly 9 per cent of the shares in Shine.
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Neato Robotics, whose top-of-the-line Botvac D7 Connected is one of our top-rated robot vacuum cleaners, has introduced two new and less expensive models, as well as new features for existing Botvacs.Neato’s announcements at IFA 2018 in Berlin should heat up competition in an already crowded field of smart robot vacuum cleaners.The new entry-level Botvac D4, like all Neato robot vacuums, comes with an app that lets you program and view its cleaning path; schedule, initiate and pause vacuuming; and control it all using popular smart home technologies including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT and Neato’s own Chatbot for Facebook.New with the Botvac D4 is the ability to set so-called No-Go lines, boundaries to prevent unwanted incursions into specific spaces.This feature was previously only available in the flagship D7 Botvac, and Neato says the D4 is the first robot vacuum cleaner to offer No-Go technology at the unit’s $499 MSRP.The D4 also offers superior battery life to its predecessor, and boasts a new Quick Boost fast-charge feature that calculates the amount of power needed for the current task so you only have to plug it in long enough to reach the required charge.
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