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The software is also designed to let users easily create both split-screen videos and tracking shots that smoothly pan from one vantage point to another.At 2.85 inches by 1.45 inches by 1.7 inches, it's about the size of two flash drives back to back.It does a pretty good job taking video in daylight.But the 4K videos and 6K images include the entire, combined 360-degree spherical view of the device's two lenses.What that means is that if you focus on any particular part of a video or picture, the images within it are likely to be pixelated or blurry, because there just aren't very many pixels covering those particular areas.The memory card that comes in the box is limited in terms of how much 360-degree video it can store.
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US District Judge William Alsup, who is presiding over Waymo’s trade secret theft lawsuit against Uber, announced today that the trial, which was set to begin next week, will be delayed as the court tries to determine whether Uber withheld crucial evidence.Waymo, the self-driving car company spun out of Google’s moonshot unit, has accused Uber of recruiting its former employees and stealing its trade secrets in order to advance its development of autonomous vehicles.Anthony Levandowski, an engineer who left Waymo to spearhead Uber’s self-driving car unit, allegedly stole thousands of confidential documents on his way out the door, but Uber has maintained that those documents never reached its corporate servers.That claim is now undermined in an explosive letter written by attorneys for Richard Jacobs, a former member of Uber’s global intelligence team.The letter—which was obtained by the US Attorneys Office during a criminal investigation separate from Waymo’s lawsuit—says that Uber’s Marketplace Analytics team worked on secret servers and devices that couldn’t be traced to Uber in order to dig up information, private code, and trade secrets from competitors.If the letter is accurate, it suggests that Uber set up secret servers to hold stolen data, circumventing the discovery process.
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Telecom equipment maker Ericsson predicts there will be at least 1 billion 5G subscriptions in 2023.This is double the number of connections the company predicts for 2022, the company said in its semi-annual Mobility Report.The technology is expected to be first deployed in dense urban areas.Ericsson said more than 20 percent of the world's population will have access to 5G by the end of 2023.Early 5G deployments are expected in several markets, including the U.S.. South Korea, Japan and China.5G stands for fifth-generation network technology.
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If you've considered yourself an avid Tumblr user at any point since the site's inception back in 2007, you've probably heard of the microblogging platform's CEO and founder, David Karp.Karp has led Tumblr through a series of corporate acqusitions.Yahoo acquired the company back in 2013 for $1.1 billion, with Yahoo itself being sold off to Verizon more recently in 2017, resulting in Tumblr and Yahoo's AOL service being combined to form digital media organization Oath.After roughly a decade of leading Tumblr, Karp has announced that he will be stepping down from his position as company CEO by the end of 2017, leaving his leadership responsibilities to Tumblr's COO, Jeff D'Onofrio.Oath has not stated whether or not this move is permanent or merely a temporary measure while the company looks for an official replacement for Karp.“David Karp will depart Oath by the end of the year," Oath said in a statement to The Verge.
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Your content is the party that everyone should be talking about.In reality, a vast majority of brands host parties without utilizing their guest lists.We also found that nearly 60 percent of marketers spend more than four hours creating just one piece of content, while another 35 percent spend seven hours or more.Each day, people post at least 55 million status updates to Facebook and send out 500 million tweets.This might sound grueling to marketers.After all, who has the time or resources to coordinate so many posts on one channel, let alone all of them?
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AI automation would allow IT staff to think creatively, not just put out infrastructure fires.HPE has launched InfoSight, a cloud-based AI recommendation engine for data centres, billed to boost business efficiency.The analytics platform is designed to predict and prevent infrastructure issues before they occur.The technology’s basis in Machine Learning aims to make IT infrastructure autonomous, reducing staff time spent detecting and decoding problems.In addition, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has also released InfoSight for HPE 3PAR, with the view to extending Machine Learning technology across their storage and server devices.The tech will be available for purchase in January 2018.
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The Cold War may be over but that hasn’t stopped either the United States or Russia from covertly testing the latest and gravest of military weaponry — especially in orbit around our planet.The U.S. has been accused of spying on the Chinese space station with its remote-controlled space plane and recently, Russia launched a mysterious unregistered sensor with potential military applications to the space station.That said, it looks like the Russians are upping the astronomical ante by sending its gunslinging humanoid robot to outer space — but don’t worry, they say it’s super chill.Earlier in 2017, the state-funded Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects unveiled the anthropomorphous robot known as FEDOR — an acronym for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research.If that name seems simultaneously ominous and terrifying, you should check out FEDOR’s death skills highlight reel.In demonstrations, FEDOR has the ability to blast bullets via dual pistols, perform army crawls, drive a car, and even make time to pump a little iron in pure Vladimir Putin fashion.
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The job market is changing, and according to a recent study by Burning Glass and Oracle Academy, more than half of the jobs in the top income percentile (paying more than $57k a year) require some coding knowledge.So, if you want to be included in that bread-winning number, you'll need to get familiar with today's top programming tools, like Python, JavaScript, and PHP.And with the Pay What You Want: Learn to Code 2018 Bundle, you can get started for a price you choose.Here's how the deal works: Simply pay what you want, and you'll unlock one of the collection's 10 courses instantly.Beat the average price paid, and you'll get the remaining 9 at no extra charge.Delivering 10 courses in Java, PHP, Angular, and more, this collection is designed to get you familiar with the programming tools utilized by many of today's employers.
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This is a modal window.No compatible source was found for this media.A Colorado's regulatory agency has fined Uber's parent company $8.9m (£6.7m) for allowing people with criminal records, driving records and those without licences to work for the taxi app.A release from the state's department of regulatory agencies' public Utilities commission (PUC) said that the fine related to 57 drivers "who should not have been permitted to drive for the company."The offence spans the last year and a half, the commission said, adding that the company had been fined $2,500 (£1,900) for each day a driver who should not have been allowed to work did.The commission said that the investigation was started after a driver was accused of assaulting a passenger and transport enforcement staff started to cross check Uber's driver records.
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Update: It's a bit long in the tooth now, but if you're looking to get in on the world of drone flying, but don't fancy the bells and whistles (and associated price tags) of newer models, Parrot's AR Drone 2.0 is getting some hefty price cuts ahead of the Christmas shopping season.Check out our Black Friday 2017 hub for details on how to get this bargain winging your way.Parrot, like many tech vendors, decided to put on a show for CES attendees.But Parrot - maker of the radio controlled flying quadrotor helicopter - did reveal that it's been working on a few things.First is forthcoming GPS integration, via the AR Drone 2.0 Black Box.It allows one to geolocate one's AR Drone via the GPS device.
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Star Wars Battlefront II has faced a whirlwind of criticism from fans in the weeks leading up to the game’s launch.The sneaking suspicions of users that the game’s loot box system resembled a “pay-to-win” scheme were only exacerbated by the staggering hero unlock times.EA has already made significant modifications to the requirements for securing the game’s top heroes, and on the eve of the game’s launch, the studio that many fans have expressed their ire toward in recent days made another big adjustment — the removal of microtransactions.“We hear you loud and clear, so we’re turning off all in-game purchases.We will now spend more time listening, adjusting, balancing, and tuning.This means that the option to purchase crystals in the game is now offline, and all progression will be earned through gameplay,” Dice GM Oskar Gabrielson said in a statement just hours before the game launched.
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Umeå får i början av nästa år sin första vätgasmack.Men det blir en mobil mack som endast ska förse två bilar till en början.Det statliga infrastrukturbolaget Svevia har bestämt sig för att satsa på två inspektionsbilar drivna av vätgas till driftområde Umeå som är Sveriges näst största och omfattar 174 mil väg.- Att minska vår miljöpåverkan är ett av våra hållbarhetsmål och en stor utmaning för hela branschen.Tekniken med vätgasdrivna bränslecellsfordon är intressant eftersom de ger noll utsläpp av fossila bränslen, säger Mats Granberg, entreprenadingenjör på Svevia i ett pressmeddelande.I upphandlingen av Trafikverkets driftkontrakt fanns en koldioxidbonus som ger extra ersättning om utsläppen av koldioxid kan sänkas.
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As recently retired senior officers told UK Parliament that the armed forces are at risk of "institutional failure", the Ministry of Defence told the world's press that soldiers are playing with Xbox controllers.General Sir Richard Barrons, Admiral Sir George Zambellas and Air Marshal Sir Barry North all gave evidence to the House of Commons Defence Committee yesterday, tearing into the state of the three services.The government's defence funding policy – fling tens of billions at big equipment projects and let the rest of the services scrap it out for the remaining shekels – drew pointed criticism from General Barrons, who retired 18 months ago as Commander, Joint Forces Command, which is the military HQ in charge of the deployable bits of the armed forces.Thanks to this starvation-level free-for-all approach to budgeting, warned Barrons, "you end up with risk of a ridiculous, zero-sum discussion both within the service – the nonsense of culling marines to buy more sailors – and between the services, which is why you end up generally with a current navy structurally underfunded, air force that is holding together with a bunch of very good equipment but at the edge of their engineering and support capacity, and an army that, broadly speaking, is 20 years out of date".At the same time as this was being revealed to MPs, the MoD press office thought it a good idea to send out a press release titled "XBOX CONTROLLERS, HOVERBIKES AND ROBOTIC TRUCKS TRIALLED BY BRITISH AND AMERICAN ARMIES" [sic], the thrust of which was that military vehicles had been fitted with remote control gear.An "all-terrain 4x4 vehicle" was "controlled by an Xbox-style controller", we were told.
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So THAT’S what they were saying…We’ve been waiting to give Google’s new Pixel Buds a go since they were announced a while ago.The $159 wireless earbuds – which are connected to each other by a single wire but connect to your phone wirelessly, just to be clear – include a clever feature we think we’re going to see much more of in the future: the ability to translate a language in near real time.Oh, and yeah, you can also listen to music and make call with them.DT audio critic Ryan Wanianta says that while the translation feature is definitely cool, the Pixel Buds fall a little short in other areas, at least for this initial generation.It’s practically raining amazing smartphones these days, and it looks like Samsung is pressing forward with the Galaxy S9 after the successful but also slightly troubled launch of the S8.
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Tencent, Asia’s highest-valued technology company, has smashed analyst forecasts for its Q3 2017 after it posted a profit of 18 billion RMB ($2.7 billion) on revenue of 65.2 billion RMB ($9.8 billion).That blew past expectations of 15.7 billion yuan and 61 billion yuan, according to analysts polled by S Global Market Intelligence, thanks to its high-performing mobile and PC gaming businesses.Overall profit was up 69 percent year-on-year and revenue rose by 61 percent thanks to Tencent’s games business, which includes both PC and smartphone.The older PC unit grew 27 percent to reach sales of 14.6 billion RMB ($2.2 billion), while itsmobile cousin hit 18.2 billion RMB ($2.75 billion) thanks to 84 percent growth.Honour of Kings, the world’s most lucrative mobile app this year, was a stellar contributor, while the firm also owns League Of Legends for PC.
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Deliveroo has won a major legal victory in a union battle over its drivers' employment status, in what will be seen as a boost for the "gig economy".The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) ruled that the food delivery app's couriers are self-employed, rather than workers, dismissing a challenge from the Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) union.Deliveroo had argued that if riders were classed as workers, they would lose their current flexibility, which allows them to pick up orders as they wish, and be paid by the delivery, rather than working in shifts.It is a major victory for Deliveroo, which greeted the decision as a victory for riders, and comes just days after Uber lost a key appeal over its drivers' working rights.The IWGB had sought to have Deliveroo drivers in Camden and Kentish Town recognised as workers, which would have granted them rights such as the minimum wage and sick pay, as well as allowing them to unionise.While the case only covered a small area, it was seen as a test case for Deliveroo riders and the wider gig economy.
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Democrats won big last week in prosperous parts of Virginia, but continued to lose huge in struggling areas in Appalachia.The party needs a message for how these communities can be included in economic progress.Last week, Virginia sent a message to this President that America rejects a politics of division and hatred.Yet as we dig deeper into last week’s results, the electoral split mirrors 2016.College educated versus high school.Yes, Governor-elect Ralph Northam won in an impressive nine-point landslide.
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Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: Firefox 57, set to be released tomorrow, will ship with improvements to the browser's sandbox security feature for Linux users.The Firefox sandboxing feature isolates the browser from the operating system in a way to prevent web attacks from using a vulnerability in the browser engine and its legitimate functions to attack the underlying operating system, place malware on the filesystem, or steal local files.Chrome has always run inside a sandbox.Initially, Firefox ran only a few plugins inside a sandbox -- such as Flash, DRM, and other multimedia encoding plugins.
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The board of directors at Qualcomm, the world's largest maker of chips and processors for phones, on Monday unanimously rejected a massive unsolicited takeover bid from Broadcom, which makes chips for everything from cable modems to set-top boxes and digital video recorders."Broadcom's proposal significantly undervalues Qualcomm relative to the company's leadership position in mobile technology and our future growth prospects," said Paul Jacobs, chairman of Qualcomm's board, in a statement.Qualcomm also said that the deal would come with significant regulatory uncertainty.The acquisition would have been the biggest in tech history, surpassing AOL's acquisition of Time Warner in 2001.The combined company would have been the third-largest semiconductor maker in the world, trailing only Intel and Samsung.At the time of its bid on Nov. 6, Broadcom said the deal would make the combined company the leading diversified communications chip company and would create a larger scale company that would drive research and development into next-generation technology.
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