Guy Moorhouse

Guy Moorhouse

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There have been rumours for and against the OnePlus 5T but so far these renders are the most compelling.There’s a strong argument for both reasons why OnePlus will launch a OP5T and won’t launch one.Commentators have pointed out that a new OnePlus would likely adopt a 18:9 screen ratio and that this is too much of an upgrade to be simply launched as a pre-life update.Over the past few days, OnePlus 5 stock has been depleted in most major online territories which sparked rumors that a new version of the Five would be launched.For the sake of argument, we’re calling this render a OnePlus 5T because, well just look at it!.From the rear, the phone is clearly based on the current OnePlus 5, and even from the front, the design is similar, well except for the large ratio display.
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HOMTOM, another well-known brand in Chinese smartphones’ manufacturing company will soon release the world’s first 5.99-inch tri-bezel-less 18:9 full display smartphone–HOMTOM S9 Plus.Check out the video below for the first official introduction.This smartphone will provide a large 5.99-inch incell IPS screen, which has an 18:9 aspect ratio and resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and should as they say “fit comfortably in one hand thanks to ergonomic design”.Made from glass and metal combination and with glossy back that comes in three different colors; blue, silver and black.Fingerprint scanner is integrated in the front Home button, physical buttons on the left and the selfie camera once again down on the bottom bezel near the Home button.Hardware-wise it’s running with MediaTek MT6750T octa-core 1.5GHz CPU, ARM Mali T860 MP2@650MHz GPU, so the usual choice for many midrange Chinese smartphone makers these days.
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Öppna utvecklingsverktyg är något som ligger i tiden – delvis kopplat till agila arbetssätt och devops.Men att arbeta med öppna utvecklingsverktyg innebär att en del av det arbete som görs kommer konkurrenter till godo.Det handlar om tidsvinster för utvecklarna, bättre kvalitet, mer flexibel utvecklingsmiljö och snabbare releaser och uppgraderingar.– Vi försöker förstå öppna verktyg och hur processerna kring dem ser ut, säger Per Runeson, prefekt vid institutionen som tillsammans med doktoranden Hussan Munir tittat på specifikt hur Sony i Lund arbetar med öppna utvecklingsverktyg och också gjort en enkät bland andra teknikföretag som arbetar på det sättet.En vinst med att arbeta med öppna utvecklingsverktyg är helt enkelt att man slipper licenskostnader.– De kan vara ganska höga för den här typen av mjukvara eftersom användarbasen är så pass liten, säger Per Runeson.
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China Airlines, the national flag carrier of the Republic of China (Taiwan), has appointed Rooster as its PR and social media agency in the UK, as it prepares to return to the market.The four-star airline will begin a non-stop service between London Gatwick and Taipei Taoyuan from Friday 1 December, the first time China Airlines flights has operated to the UK since 2012.Rooster will operate the airline’s press office and promote the new service via conventional media and digital campaigns, while sales agent Aviareps UK deliver the airline’s sales strategy and trade engagement initiatives.Roger Han, senior vice president, Europe, at China Airlines, stated: “Following an extensive search and selection process, we’re delighted to have chosen Aviareps and Rooster as our agency partners in the UK.I’ve no doubt that their support will ensure that China Airlines’ return is an unparalleled success.”Edgar Lacker, chief execurive of Aviareps, said: “We are honoured to be working with China Airlines in the UK market and are looking forward to driving awareness amongst the travel trade and industry.
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this is It-tightly on the Forbes 400 list of the richest people.One is Microsoft founder Bill Gates with a fortune of 89 billion dollars.It is the 24th consecutive year that Gates is number one on the list, but the news site ZDnet notes that the Gates during the past year during a short period of time lost the top spot to Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos after Amazon shares went straight upwards in the summer.Now, however, Bezos back in second place with a fortune of 81.5 billion dollars.the Third is investor Warren Buffet, and then will Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg (71 billion dollars) and Oracle's Larry Ellison (59 billion).
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That means the content is written in a manner that helps Google and other search engines find and identify it as being relevant to certain keywords and phrases that people enter into the search engine query box.You need to understand the difference before you hire an SEO writer to create content for you or you might end up damaging your website’s chances for success.This could come in the form of reduced traffic from search engines or a complete ban of your site from appearing on search engine results pages.Search engines want to deliver the best results to searchers based on the search terms visitors enter.Search engines want to show the best content based on context relevance, authority of the site, trustworthiness based on how other sites and people engage with the site, and other factors.For example, keyword stuffing, hiding keywords in a very small font or a color that blends with the background, and paying for incoming links are all tactics that Google considers to be spam, and your website’s search traffic will be negatively affected if you’re caught doing any of them.
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CORVALLIS, Ore. - A recent critical assessment of software tools represents a key step toward taming the "Wild West" nature of the burgeoning field of metagenomics, said an Oregon State University mathematical biologist who took part in the research.Metagenomics refers to the science of genetically studying whole communities of microorganisms, as opposed to sequencing single species grown in culture."Microbes are ridiculously important to life," said David Koslicki, assistant professor of mathematics in the OSU College of Science.Koslicki, a leader in a university-wide research and education program known as OMBI - the OSU Microbiome Initiative - described the findings, published recently in Nature Methods, as "sobering."Metagenomics is a relatively new field that developed quickly once next-generation sequencing grew inexpensive enough that looking at entire microbial communities became economically feasible, said Koslicki."You end up with a ton of data, and when you end up with a ton of data, you introduce new problem: How do I get the important information out of it?
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far too many of them and they remind too much of each other – the only reason the studios give the green light to such movies is that the audience know what they are getting and therefore flock to the cinemas.Even Iron Man was a delightfully sarcastic breath of fresh air, at least in the first movie, and Ryan Reynolds gave us a fantastic, excessive parody of puffed-up superheroes in the Dead Pool.We have, of course, the hard-hitting and slender Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), but she plays, unfortunately, is always the second - or tredjefiolen.Wonder Woman/Diana (Gal Gadot), however, is a superhero of the genuine, good old variety!Just like Captain America, takes Wonder Woman back to a time when men were Men and women were Women, happy in the kitchen with aprons.She grew up in an idyllic bubble on a Greek island paradise where there are only female inhabitants (amazons), but is drawn into the first world war, when pilot Steve (Chris Pine) crash lands in the ocean outside paradise.
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Microsoft today revealed that it quietly patched Windows last week against vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol used to secure wireless networks.Details of the security update were only published Monday to Microsoft's Security Update Guide, the catalog-like portal that earlier this year replaced the decades-old practice of delivering explanatory bulletins.All supported versions of Windows received the update, according to the catalog listing, including Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016.The vulnerabilities were revealed today by Mathy Vanhoef, a researcher at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.On a website that went live Monday, Vanhoef said that weaknesses in WPA2 allowed criminals to read information transmitted over a Wi-Fi network thought to be encrypted by the protocol."Attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted," Vanhoef wrote on the site.
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Senator Rand Paul praised Donald Trump after the president beat him in a round of golf Sunday (15 October) morning at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.The two hit the golf links just days after Paul received the president's pen after Trump signed an executive order allowing small businesses to band together and buy lower cost plans across state lines in the US.After the game, Paul told reporters: "The President never loses, didn't you know?He's a little better golfer than I am, admittedly, but we had a good time."Trump and Paul previously went golfing in April.Trump and Paul have had a tense relationship since the two faced off in the Republican primary stage during the 2016 presidential election.
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October 27th can’t get here soon enough.That’s when a few million lucky iPhone fans will be able to preorder an iPhone X with a November 3rd ship date.Meanwhile, there’s still good news for everyone else: The second season of Stranger Things will be released on Netflix for your binging pleasure.Netflix just issued the final trailer for the incredibly popular series on Friday, October 13th, which seems like the right thing to do for a horror show set in the 1980s.Netflix on Thursday released a short teaser for the trailer, showing 13 brief scenes from various season 2 episodes.The clip is less than a minute long, and only sets the stage for the Friday the 13th trailer release.
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Kan hyperloop vara persontransportens framtid?Det verkar i alla fall entreprenören Richard Branson tro.Förra månaden investerades hans Virgin Group i projektet Hyperloop One.I samband med investeringen har parterna gått med på att lägga till Virgin framför Hyperloop One i det fulla företagsnamnet.Det framgår inte hur mycket som Virgin har placerat i Virgin Hyperloop One.I en intervju med CNBC sade Richard Branson att investeringen hade gjorts under Hyperloop Ones finansieringsrunda på 85 miljoner dollar förra månaden.
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The Headset will cost $199 and be released early 2018Facebook has revealed a portable self-contained virtual reality (VR) headset.which will sit in between the high-end Ouclus Rift and smartphone-powered Samsung Gear VR headsets.Dubbed the Oculus Go, Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg took the covers off the social network’s latest foray into VR at a conference for developers, describing it as the “most accessible VR headset ever”.The headset has all the components it needs to power VR experiences on the wearable device itself, so there is no need to plug it into a PC or external console, or use a smartphone to power it.Custom designed high-resolution lenses focus onto an fast-switch LCD panel for the VR viewing, while spatial audio handles the 3D sound without the need for headphones, though a 3.5mm jack is present and correct to provide wearers with a little privacy.
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You can build all the high-tech war machines you want, but if you can't deploy them to the battlefield quickly and efficiently, they're not worth much.That's the idea behind this ridiculous SUV.The Partisan One is the brainchild of Dr. Juri E Postnikov, a Russian engineer who founded Partisan Motors.He believes his SUV is "the best car for the world's worst roads," meant to be deployed quickly to wherever it's needed.Its simple design makes for easy assembly -- several of these can fit, flat-pack-style, into a shipping container.It looks less like a vehicle and more like something that came out of a shed, but the SUV you see won't probably be the same once it's on the battlefield.
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The ongoing feud between President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reached absolutely bizarre, reality-bending levels this week, with Trump responding to reports Tillerson had called him a “moron” by suggesting that they could “compare IQ tests ...I can tell you who is going to win.”This juicy little distraction was apparently irresistible to Mensa, the world’s largest association of people with very high IQs.In an unfortunate interview with the Boston Globe, spokesman Charles Brown said that “We’re happy to offer our test to anybody really who’s interested in joining our society.” Mensa also issued a press release proclaiming, “Mensa IQ Tests Abound in October — Politicians Welcome,” noting that “all brilliance is welcome” and “IQ testing can provide insight on how one’s brain processes information.”Mensa, an organisation which was originally intended as a sort of aristocratic private club for geniuses, requires its members to demonstrate their above-average intelligence by providing qualifying results from one of roughly 200 tests.None of these tests apparently measure your willingness to cater to the whims of a wilting carrot who, despite the numerous pressures of a tanking presidency, seems much more interested in litigating his feuds through the media.
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On Monday night, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt told a meeting of the Kentucky Farm Bureau that the federal government should end tax credits for the wind industry.I would let them stand on their own and compete against coal and natural gas and other sources," Pruitt told the audience, with senator Mitch McConnell at his side.(Senate majority leader McConnell, notably, does have sway over federal tax incentives.)Pruitt added that he believed the US government should, “let utility companies make real-time market decisions on those kinds of things as opposed to being propped up with tax incentives and other types of credits that go through the federal and state level.”The statement in favor of real-time market decisions without government meddling seems in opposition to the proposed rule that Energy Secretary Rick Perry put forward in September, which would require utilities to increase compensation to power plants that can store more than 90 days worth of fuel reserves on site (i.e., coal and nuclear plants).Last week Robert Powelson, a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) member appointed by Trump, even said he would resign before he allows FERC to “destroy the marketplace,” according to UtilityDive.
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For fans of the platform, the official confirmation that Windows on phones isn't under active development any longer—security bugs will be fixed, but new features and new hardware aren't on the cards—isn't a big surprise.It's tempting to shrug and dismiss each of these instances, pointing to Microsoft's continued enterprise strength as evidence that the company's position remains strong.And certainly, sticking to the enterprise space is a thing that Microsoft could do.Become the next IBM: a stable, dull, multibillion dollar business.Today, Microsoft is facing similar pressures—Windows, though still critical, isn't as essential to people's lives as it was a decade ago—and risks a similar fate.And if UWP on Windows Mobile had offered, say, 15 percent of the smartphone market, too, developers might have decided that the loss of Windows 7 users was worthwhile to reach this new audience.
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In our Lowepro Flipside AW 400 II review, we found the solution to this age-old compromise: a rear-access panel and a waist belt lets you flip the bag forward to swap out gear quickly, without putting the bag down on dirty ground.The Flipside series has been around for over a decade (the company claims it’s the world’s number-one photo backpack), but Lowepro recently updated the Flipside AW 400 with a slimmer design, a laptop sleeve, and a tablet pocket, among other enhancements.The original Flipside AW 400 was this writer’s go-to camera bag, with plenty of room for two camera bodies, lenses, and accessories.It offered enough comfort to get through shooting an entire wedding, and the quick-access design allowed for a more efficient workflow.While the older design is still a favorite, the lack of a laptop sleeve has always been a sore, especially when it’s used as a regular travel bag.That small difference makes it easier to access gear at the bottom of the bag when it’s flipped around toward your front.
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Self-driving test vehicles are already on the roads in several American states, including California, Arizona, and Massachusetts, but the futuristic world of robot cars on every street hasn’t materialised quite yet.People are still freaked out by the idea of getting in a car that doesn’t have anyone behind the wheel—and so companies in the autonomous vehicle business are launching their own charm offensives to convince consumers (and members of government) that their cars will make the world a safer place.Waymo, the self-driving car unit owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, kicked off its initiative today.It goes by the after-school special moniker “Let’s Talk About Self-Driving” and is intended to “increase education and understanding about how this new technology can help address some of the biggest safety challenges on our roads today,” Waymo CEO John Krafcik explained.The campaign has Waymo partnering with organisations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the National Safety Council to talk up the safety features of self-driving cars, both on a new website and in advertisements running in Phoenix, where Waymo tests its vehicles.Waymo’s arch-rival Uber has a similar campaign underway called FASTR, a partnership with Intel and several cybersecurity companies that’s focused on improving security throughout the complex network of manufacturers that make components for vehicles and bringing more cybersecurity engineers into the employment pipeline.
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Facebook lämnar in kopior på omkring 3 000 politiska annonser till utredare i USA:s kongress.Företaget anställer också omkring tusen personer för att granska annonsköpare.Ryssland utnyttjade även internetjätten Googles plattformar i syfte att påverka det amerikanska presidentvalet 2016, uppger källor med kännedom om bolagets utredning för The Washington Post.Tiotusentals dollar användes för att annonsera via Youtube, Gmail, Googles sökmotor och andra Google-produkter, rapporterar tidningen.Den annonseringen tycks inte ha genomförts av samma Kremlanknutna organisation som genomfört liknande aktioner via Facebook.Det antyder att de misstänkta ryska försöken att påverka valet kan ha varit mer ofattande än tidigare känt.
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