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There’s going to be no shortage of Motorola phones to choose from this year, as following the launch of the impressive Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus earlier in 2017 the company now looks to be coming back with improved versions, known as the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus.We’ve collected everything there is to know about the two phones so far, so read on below for all the details on the specs, features and likely price and release date.Maybe as soon as July 25Probably over £170 (around $210/AU$275)Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus release date and priceWe could see the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus very soon, as Motorola is holding an event on July 25.
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St. Tropez has been investing in its digital growth with the introduction of Thea the Tan Bot and influencer campaign Studio Glow.Working with creative communications agency Cult Ldn, St Tropez has reached over 5.9 million people with its innovative digital campaign to engage younger and digital savvy audiences.Studio Glow is a summer long Facebook Live campaign, including Tasha Oakley and Healthy Chef Steph.The episodes are focusing on the tanning process, for example, face, body confidence and myth busters.So far, the campaign engagement has been 77% higher than the industry benchmark.The second latest innovation from St. Tropez is the world’s first Facebook Tan bot, Thea.
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Most companies trust their “gut” when locking in their target market.Most businesses choose their target customer based on self-perception of their brand, and then the marketing team goes after them.Your own perception of your brand, however, doesn’t always reflect what’s actually happening in the marketplace, leaving your business vulnerable to missed opportunities and growth.So Asaf Jacobi wasn’t surprised when winter sales at his New York Harley-Davidson dealership were low.However, instead of chalking up the poor sales to timing and location demographics, Jacobi took a risk and implemented Albert, a marketing tool with an AI engine.Albert quickly found that the Harley customer base in New York City was much broader than the small niche normally associated with the brand.
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A new computational method, to be demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2017, is addressing a well-known bottleneck in computer graphics: 3D content creation.GRASS, a new generative model based on deep neural networks developed by a research team led by the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), enables the automatic creation of plausible, novel 3D shapes, giving graphic artists in video games, virtual reality (VR) and film the ability to more quickly and effortlessly create and explore multiple 3D shapes so as to arrive at a final product.The research paper, "GRASS: Generative Recursive Autoencoders for Shape Structures," is coauthored by researchers from Adobe Research, IIT Bombay, NUDT, Simon Fraser University and Stanford University.For example, given a set of chairs, our method can create more chairs but with different geometric structures, and do so quickly and simply, allowing even a novice user to utilize our method."In this research, the team mimics the process for 3D shape generation via a recursive autoencoder for shape structures, which replaces the tedious part-by-part steps by a sampling from a deep generative model.GRASS learns to encode 3D shapes and then generate novel ones.
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The Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, who died on Friday, at the age of forty, was known to her colleagues as a virtuoso in the dynamics and geometry of complex surfaces—“science-fiction mathematics,” one admirer called it—and to her young daughter, Anahita, as something of an artist.According to Roya Beheshti, an algebraic geometer at Washington University in St. Louis, and a lifelong friend—the two talked math, read math, and did math, sometimes competitively, for several years growing up—Mirzakhani’s passion was evident early on.From the very beginning, from a very young age, it was clear that she had very big goals.” When Mirzakhani was in sixth grade, in Tehran, a teacher discouraged her interest in mathematics, noting that she was not particularly talented, not at the top of the class.A quarter century later, in 2014, she became the first woman (and the first Iranian) to win the Fields Medal, math’s highest honor.Mirzakhani took pride in the accolades, but they were not her main concern.When her doctoral adviser, Harvard’s Curtis McMullen, delivered the Fields Medal laudation on her work, at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians, in Seoul, Mirzakhani sat in the front row with her daughter and her husband, the Stanford computer scientist Jan Vondrák.
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For those not in the know, Android O is replacing Google’s classic blob emoji with more generic-looking emoji.Google is well aware, so today – in honor of World Emoji Day *sighs* – it’s bringing back the blobs in a sticker pack for the seven people that still use Allo.Of course, making the choice to abandon the blob wasn’t easy for Google either – after all, it’s the one that had to let go.So Google shared its breakup letter, apparently written while listening to a sad love songs playlist after copious amounts of alcohol.I see it all now that you’re gone.We were both young when I first saw you… I said “it’s a love story, Blobby just say yes.”
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Nike has commemorated Roger Federer’s eighth Wimbledon title with the release of limited-edition products and a brazen new ad asserting his superiority.The graceful Swiss clinched his 19th grand slam yesterday (16 July) at the All England Club after beating Croatia's Marin Cilic.The victory makes Federer the first male player in the history of the tournament to win eight times, with only Martina Navratilova holding more titles with nine Wimbledon championships to her name.To mark the achievement of one of its biggest brand ambassadors Nike created a new 30-second ad titled ‘Ro8er’ with clips of the elegant 35-year-old in action.In addition to the spot Nike has also released a limited number of all-white Oscillate Evolve RF shoes which pay homage to the shoes Tinker Hatfield designed in 1997.The footwear features a number 8 on the heal and will be available at NikeTown London and 21 Mercer.
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Leading Food And Wellness Venture Fund Adds Multinational Food Industry ExpertiseORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 17, 2017–KEEN Growth Capital (“KEEN”), a leading early-stage venture fund focused on better-for-you food and wellness brands, today announced the appointment of a new Venture Partner, David Comeau.Mr. Comeau, current founder and principal of DC50 Advisors and former President of Mondelez International Asia Pacific, enhances the leadership team of KEEN’s food industry experts.This Smart News Release features multimedia.View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170717005255/en/
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Google har inte haft de europeiska myndigheterna på sin sida senaste tiden.I alla fall inte ur konkurrenssynpunkt och i skattefrågor.Men nu har ett uppmärksammat ärende fallit väl ut för internetjätten.I går beslutade en fransk domstol att Google inte behöver betala de dryga 10,5 miljarder som landets skattemyndigheter krävt av bolaget i kvarskatt, skriver nyhetsbyrån Reuters.Domstolen, med säte i Paris, ansåg inte att Googles Irlandsverksamhet inte var skyldig att betala företagsskatt för perioden 2005 till 2010, så som skattemyndigheterna först hävdat.Beslutet ligger i linje med de expertråd som domstolen tagit in.
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A lot goes into building your website, apps, social-media channels and other digital platforms.But not every one of them is built with the customer experience top-of-mind.A website, social channel or customer-service experience that isn’t designed thoughtfully can push potential customers to your competitors.To find out how to improve customer experience on your branded channels, you’ll want to attend our webinar, How to Build a Customer Experience-Led Business, presented by Comcast Business and Entrepreneur.We’ll outline simple things you can do to optimize these touchpoints and give your customers experiences that are personal, engaging, and consistent across every platform—experiences that will have the biggest ROI for your business.Prioritizing the platform (don't be a jack of all social media sites and master of none; plant your flags on the sites where your customers and prospects frequent most)
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Dioxins, mineral oils, perfluorinated substances - people do not only obtain important nutrients with their food."Our planet can be regarded as a virtually closed system.Whatever we produce and release into the environment, we will be able to detect after a given time delay- perhaps only in small traces - in foods and human samples," explains Professor Dr. Reiner Wittkowski, Vice-President of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment."Far-sighted approaches for identifying new risks have to be developed so that we don't have to play catch-up".To protect human health, however, the levels of contaminants in foods have to be reduced to toxicologically acceptable values or minimised as much as technologically feasible.As the state of the art, environmental conditions, industrial manufacturing processes and human food consumption habits constantly change, our understanding of the risks posed by contaminants in food requires regular updates.
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A system for providing DRM protection to Web-based content is now an official recommendation from W3C.In 2013, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the industry body that oversees the development of Web standards, took the controversial decision to develop a system for integrating DRM into browsers.The Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) would offer a way for content producers to encrypt and protect audio and video content from within their plugin-free HTML-and-JavaScript applications.The decision to bless the EME specification as a W3C standard was made last week in spite of substantial opposition from organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).Many opponents of this regard any attempt to impose such technical restrictions as an affront to the open Web.When W3C's 2013 decision was announced, the battle lines were immediately drawn.
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When trolls barge into people’s notifications with offensive replies or user names, those legitimate users might not keep coming back to Twitter.So today the company rolled out new tools to help you silence the riff-raff.There are now options to mute notifications from newly registered accounts, people you don’t follow and people who don’t follow you.These can be configured in the Notifications -> Settings -> Advanced Filters section of Twitter.These additions follow Twitter’s March rollout of ways to silence people who haven’t added a profile picture or verified their email address or phone number.Twitter also recently required filtering new Direct Messages into a Requests folder.
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People may think of summer as a time for grilling, but the hot weather comes with work, too.As most homeowners can attest, grass can be finicky and the warm, arid days of summer may stress a lawn.Here are a few summer lawn care tips to help your yard beat the heat.When it comes to lawn care, one of the biggest mistakes individuals make is over-mowing.Many people unwittingly cut their grass far too short with each mow.While this means you may be able to cut the grass less frequently, it certainly will not benefit your lawn.
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Operating system Windows 7 is and remains the most widely used on computers that are faithful to Microsoft's software, writes IDG News.today it runs on over half of all such computers.A fact which also shows how difficult it will be for corporate customers to leave before the upcoming retirement.14 January 2020 cease support team, and those who persist must make it on their own.Användarandelen, an estimate of the percentage of the world's pc computers running the windows operating system, amounts to 49 per cent.However, the figure is higher if one is only looking at the windows computers, 53,6 per cent.
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If the pen is mightier than the sword, the fountain pen might seem like the canon: outdated, unwieldy, and total overkill.But these nibbed scribblers have their benefits.For one, their refillable design is the antithesis to the plastic ballpoint’s planned obsolescence.But the biggest advantage becomes clear the moment you sign your name with one: the fountain pen offers a completely different sensory experience than any other pen, pencil, or stylus.There’s an art to using one well, which adds a little weightiness to the act of writing.Be honest: If you could sign an important contract with a fountain pen or a clicky-top ballpoint, there’s really no choice, is there?
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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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