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The Chinese technology gold-rush continues with Ericsson keen to talk up its IoT platform partnership with China Telecom.The China Telecom IoT Open Platform is founded on Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform, which in turn is now part of Ericsson IoT Accelerator initiative launched last year.Vendors and operators alike aspire to offer complete IoT products, featuring liberal use of terms like ‘end-to-end’ and ‘solution’.This seems to be a good example of that sort of thing.The scope of this platform is global, with the announcement making liberal reference to China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ strategy, which refers to the economic belt defined by the traditional ‘Silk Road’ trade route between China and Europe.The fact that this is a collaboration between Chinese and European companies presumably contributed to that positioning.
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With no windows or even a driver's seat, the T-Pod takes the concept of self-driving trucks to new extremes.Uber is probably the biggest player in this nascent field, thanks to its 2016 acquisition of startup Otto.But a Swedish company called Einride hopes to give Uber and other competitors a run for their money by taking the concept of self-driving trucks to a new level.Einride’s T-Pod does not have room onboard for a human driver.The truck is about 23 feet long and can carry 15 standard cargo pallets, according to Einride.It weighs 20 tons fully loaded.
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Hannibal Lecter, Norman Bates and Annie Wilkes are all perfect examples of the psychopathic “cold-blooded monster” that we want to keep under lock and key.But a new study has revealed that we might be wrong about how we understand psychopaths: “They’re not aliens, they’re people who make bad decisions,” says Professor Josh Buckholtz, who is aiming to change how society views psychopaths.“For years, we have been focused on the idea that psychopaths are people who cannot generate emotion and that’s why they do all these terrible things, but what what we care about with psychopaths is not the feelings they have or don’t have, it’s the choices they make.”This is after Buckholtz studied the brains of ‘psychopath’ prison inmates and discovered that their brains are actually wired differently to other people.This means that they process the world differently, and this leads them to commit violent crimes and make immoral actions.Using a mobile MRI scanner, the study looked at brain scans of 49 inmates at two medium-security prisons in Wisconsin, while the subjects undertook delayed gratification testing.
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The bill, HCR 89, directs the government "to convene a basic economic security working group," a request that can be seen as the first tangible step toward a US basic income program.People who receive basic income get a fixed amount of money that they can use however they want.Early research has shown that people typically don't spend this money on vices or vacations; instead, they use it to pay for things like home repairs, school expenses, and the costs of starting new businesses.Few US politicians have mentioned or pursued policies related to basic income.But thanks to Chris Lee, the democratic representative who proposed Hawaii's measure, the state could become the first to run a government-sponsored basic income experiment on US soil.Lee says basic income is one of a few approaches he'll pursue to ensure all Hawaiians have economic security, particularly as automation threatens jobs in the state's service-based economy.
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The list of jobs where robots can perform more effectively than humans is already pretty long.Factory workers, farmers, taxi drivers, construction workers, security guards, and surgeons are all confronting the oncoming train of obsolescence.And now we can add another entry to that list - scorpion milkers.A team of Moroccan engineers has developed a robotic device for extracting valuable venom from scorpions without danger."The extraction of scorpion venom is a very difficult task and usually takes at least two experimenters," said Mouad Mkamel, who designed the robot with a team of researchers from Ben M'sik Hassan II University, Morocco."There are numerous risks including potentially deadly scorpion stings and electric shocks from the stimulators used to extract the venom."
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the Original arab countries set by the time limit expired on Sunday.according to the BBC, Qatarille have now been given two days time to fulfill the requirements that the arab countries are presented.Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the united arab emirates and Bahrain presented their Qatarille 13 requirement, according to which the country must:Refused to grant the country residing in these four countries, inhabitants of citizenship and expel them.the arab countries explain, don't want Qatar to get involved in their inter-relations.disclose to them all of terrorism suspected persons.
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The Super NES Classic is Nintendo's newest childhood-in-a-box retro game console package.And we got to hold it.The Samsung Galaxy S8's fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.
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It can be argued that the most important component of a smartphone is its display.The display is controlled by a number of integral parts of the System-on-a-Chip including the GPU and the display driver.The former is responsible to generating much of the graphics that will be displayed while the latter is responsible for layer composition and for sending the next frame to the physical display.One of the most important is the Assertive Display technology from ARM which allows, among other things, the SoC to improve the display experience in bright sunshine.Unless the SoC includes Assertive Display, that is.When there is no more brightness available from the display it is time to use some clever image processing algorithms.
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Team Finland -matka Kiinaan oli erittäin onnistunut, yritysvaltuuskunnan johtaja, Nokian hallituksen puheenjohtaja Risto Siilasmaa sanoo.Valtioneuvoston ja laajan yritysvaltuuskunnan Kiinan matkan aikana on allekirjoitettu enemmän erilaisia kauppa-, investointi- sekä aiesopimuksia kuin koskaan aiemmin suomalaisministerin johtaman vierailun yhteydessä.”Arvioimme, että nämä Team Finland -verkoston puitteissa valmistellut sopimukset voivat tuoda Suomeen tulevina vuosina useita miljardeja euroja erilaisina investointeina ja kaupallisena yhteistyönä”, kertoo Suomen Kiinan suurlähettiläs Marja Rislakki tiedotteessa.Yhteistyöhankkeita solmittiin Kiinan presidentti Xi Jinpingin huhtikuisen Suomen vierailun aikana annetun kumppanuusjulistuksen pohjalta.Yhteistyömahdollisuuksia kartoitettiin esimerkiksi energiasektorilla, cleantech- ja digitaalisissa ratkaisuissa sekä koulutuksessa.”Tämä on ollut erittäin onnistunut vienninedistämismatka.
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Since going public, Snapchat has been increasing its efforts to ease the life of advertisers through the platform, in order to maximize its revenue potential.The good news is that they've made advertising for small businesses easier and more accessible through the addition of a new self-serve Snap ads tool.Previously, when businesses were looking to advertise through Snapchat, they had to purchase ads through a member of the Snapchat sales team, which was costly and time-consuming.Now companies of all sizes can do it all on their own with Snapchat’s ad manager.What’s inside the Snapchat self-serve ad managerThe Snapchat Ad Manager dashboard shows the performance of your Snapchat advertising campaign.
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This is the fifth build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to arrive later this year (likely in September).Microsoft has released many such updates, including three major ones: November Update, Anniversary Update, and Creators Update.Windows Defender Application Guard now has support for Microsoft Edge data persistence.Once enabled in Group Policy (close Edge and update Windows Components => Windows Defender Application Guard => Allow data persistence), data such as your favorites, cookies, and saved passwords will persist across Application Guard sessions (but not be shared or surfaced on the host).To turn it on, click on App & browser control and then scroll to the bottom of the resulting screen to find Exploit Protection.Windows Defender Antivirus now has controlled folder access, making it easier to protect valuable data from malware.
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the U.s. supreme court announced Monday that it will take the debate to the president of Donald Trump's order, which applies to certain muslim-majority countries, citizens entry to USA:han.Trump published the early years of the regulation, which would restrict the entry to six countries.the appeals courts, however, prevent the regulation entered into force.Also, the presidential administration made by the revised commuted regulation stopped the lower courts.the Ban covers the Iranian, Libyan, Somali, Sudanese, Syrian and Yemeni citizens.Now the supreme court has announced that it will investigate the regulation of law.
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Britannian pääministeri Theresa May rauhoitteli maassa asuvia Euroopan unionin kansalaisia sanomalla, että hän haluaa laillisten siirtotyöläisten ja maahanmuuttajien jäävän Britanniaan, vaikka Britannia lähteekin EU:sta vuonna 2019.May sanoi, että kaikki laillisesti Britanniassa asuvat ihmiset, jotka ovat muuttaneet maahan ennen tiettyä päivämäärää saavat jäädä ja hakea pysyviä oleskeluoikeuksia, kertoo uutistoimisto Reuters.Britannia neuvottelee vielä myöhemmin suunnitelmistaan EU-maista tulleiden maahanmuuttajien kohtalosta brexit-neuvotteluissa.”Haluan vakuuttaa ihmisille, että näiden suunnitelmien perusteella yhtäkään Britanniassa laillisesti asuvaa EU-kansalaista ei pyydetä lähtemään silloin kun Britannia lähtee EU:sta.Me haluamme teidän jäävän”, May sanoi.
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Google will stop scanning the content of emails sent by Gmail users in an attempt to reassure business customers of the confidentiality of their communications.The company did read the emails in personal Gmail accounts in order to target users with personalised adverts but said in a blogpost it would stop doing so in order to “more closely align” its business and consumer products.Its business offering, part of G Suite, has never involved scanning emails.“G Suite’s Gmail is already not used as input for ads personalisation,” wrote Diane Greene, the senior vice president in charge of Google Cloud.“Google has decided to follow suit later this year in our free consumer Gmail service.Consumer Gmail content will not be used or scanned for any ads personalisation after this change.”
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2017's bizarre fidget spinner obsession just got even weirder.Russian daredevils took this year's top toy trend to a new extreme by engineering a spinner made out of three old cars.A YouTube video uploaded last week by Гараж 54 shows a team working tirelessly to construct the eighth wonder of the world.The 11-minute-long masterpiece depicts the painstaking process of welding decrepit cars together to form the fidget spinner to end all fidget spinners.At least until someone makes a fidget spinner out of space shuttles or something.By the 8-minute mark, you can see the beautiful monstrosity spin and swerve, leaving a cloud of smog in its wake.
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Lazy summer days are made even better with some great tunes, so we’ve sourced a great Amazon Music Unlimited deal that’ll save you money on your music streaming.Our sister site NME has teamed up with the good folks at Amazon UK to get you some free access to Amazon Music Unlimited.If you use the link below to join Amazon’s music streaming service before June 29, you’ll get £10 of credit to spend on Amazon Music Unlimited.A normal membership costs £7.99 per month for Prime members, or £9.99 per month for non-Prime members, so you’ll be able to buy at least one month’s membership with this deal.Better still, you can stack this membership with the normal 30-day free trial Amazon offers, so you’ll be getting two whole months of Amazon Music Unlimited completely free of charge.Amazon Music Unlimited is a music streaming service that lets you listen to your favourite tracks on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
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WikiLeaks has published more documents revealing the hacking tools used by the CIA.This latest dossier dump includes details on how the agency was able to infiltrate air-gapped computers - machines that hold information so sensitive they are physically isolated and incapable of connecting to other computers or unsecured networks.The 150 pages of material published by WikiLeaks includes a user guide for the Brutal Kangaroo program that targets closed networks or computers using infected USB sticks.One of its components is Shattered Assurance, a server tool that utilizes the Drifting Deadline malware to infect any USB drives that are plugged into the machine in question.When the affected drive is then plugged into an air-gapped computer, Shadow malware is deployed onto the system."When a user is using the primary host and inserts a USB stick into it, the thumb drive itself is infected with a separate malware.
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Imagination's share price immediately fell off a cliff as a result.Shares jumped 20% on Thursday as buyers look to grab a bargain.UK tech company Imagination Technologies has put itself up for sale less than three months after Apple said it no longer wants to use its chip designs.Hertfordshire-based Imagination Technologies said in May that it was planning to sell off two core business units but on Thursday it announced that the board has decided to put the whole company on the market.The decision comes after Imagination received interest from a number of parties, Imagination said in a statement on its website, adding that preliminary discussions with potential bidders are already underway.Apple's decision to ditch Imagination was a huge blow for the UK tech firm, which recorded a revenue of more than £120 million ($149.4 million) in the year leading up to April 2016.
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Perhaps you remember a leaked video that appeared last week, purportedly showing a vivo smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor (embedded in the screen), but apparently that was fake.This however doesn’t mean that vivo isn’t indeed working on such technology, and today’s rumors hint that this could become reality.Today a teaser poster from the company has revealed that Vivo might be working on the same technology and is going to introduce it at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai exhibition that is taking place on June 28th.The teaser mentions: “Unlock the future” and the message is paired with what looks like the outline of a fingerprint going through the outline of a phone – one can easily think that we’re talking about an in-display scanner similar to what we saw last week on that fake video.As always we have no official confirmation that any of the above will happen for sure, so you’d better take them with a pinch of salt.After all this is just a purported teaser, and the company hasn’t yet said anything official about coming out with a smartphone featuring such a sensor.
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Within the krypteringskretsar have Protonmail made a name for himself in recent years with its secure e-mail services created by researchers at MIT and Cern.Now, the swiss company released a new tool.as of today there are their vpn service available for those who feel compelled to test.the Free tool, however, is not as common.Protonmail says that they will offer a version that will always be free, writes Engadget.While this version is not as robust as the paid version, but the redirect still on the traffic via several krypteringstunnlar in the three countries.
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