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This morning the latest build of Pokemon GO for Android revealed a collection of changes just before Halloween.This set of changes falls in the category of “oh my goodness this could mean something big” – with regard to the third full generation of Pokemon in the game.An in-game data update just like the one we’re seeing today occurred just days before the full release of Pokemon GO’s Gen 2.The codes consist of updates to the already-entered set of Gen 3 Pokemon specs.Today the most recent build for the game revealed that one of the final pieces to the puzzle was set in place: sex ratios.Every Pokemon from Treeko (252) to Deoxys (386) now has its gender spawn percentage in place.
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Crunchfish aktie steg under öppningshandeln på måndagen och hade efter cirka 20 minuter handlats upp 22 procent.Aktiekursen dalade därefter något och handlas i skrivande stund för cirka 28 kronor, vilket är en ökning med 14 procent sett till öppningskursen idag.Orsaken till rusning kan ha flera förklaringar.I fredagskväll framkom det dock via Finansinspektionens insynslista att bolagets styrelseordförande Joachim Samuelsson köpt drygt 84.000 aktier till ett värde om totalt cirka 1,7 miljoner kronor.Inköpet gjordes till kursen 20:61 kronor."Jag försökte få 100.000 aktier men det landade där", säger Joachim Samuelsson.
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Did any of you guys ask for a red version of the Elephone S8?If that’s so then you’ll be glad to hear Elephone are working on one and will soon launch it into the market.Elephone say they’ve spent a lot of time (four months, to be precise) deciding which kind of red to use on their best selling device and that’s why this new color variant is coming later than the black and blue ones.The Chinese manufacturer also let us know that they’ve worked hard to make it as shiny and glossy looking as the other two versions.The final result is a smartphone with a classy ruby look, maybe a better option for a girl?Let us know what you think down below.
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Note: It’s often stated that front loaders are better at cleaning and use less water than top loaders, though newer high-efficiency top-load models do away with the agitator for more capacity and a better clean.A special chamber premixes water, stain remover, fabric softener, and detergent, basically whatever you’re adding to the machine, together for a faster, better clean.The SmartBoost technology also lets you get a really good clean in cold water and drops the fast wash down to an impressive 15 minutes (the heavy duty cycle, by contrast, is two hours long).The premix chamber is really what makes the sleek-looking Electrolux shine, and it offers peace of mind that dirt grime, both visible and unseen, is getting removed from your clothes.The kids wear setting, for example, is meant for set-in stains but also runs through an extra rinse to keep detergent off sensitive skin.Electrolux EIFLS20QSW 24-Inch Compact Washer
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A day after Xiaomi launched the Mi Mix 2 in India, Honor has teased an imminent bezel-less smartphone launch soon.Huawei's sub-brand has already sent press invites mentioning the date and venue of the launch event.According to the invite, the event is scheduled for December 5 in London.While there is no official word from the company about the phone, the invite has gained a lot of attention because it consists of a template most associated with a minimal bezel phone.Huawei Honor's secret smartphone invite comes with the tagline- "Max your view" which suggests that the company might take wraps off of Note 9 or a new flagship.There are two phones in the invite but it's unlikely that we get both of them.
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All the recent chatter about chatbot ideas is not exclusive to just one industry, as they have been customized for many uses and tailored to various businesses.Chatbot uses typically fall into research, lead generation, customer service, content distribution, or affiliate marketing, all of which can look very different in various industries.Soon after, the company developed an AI virtual assistant called Allstate Business Insurance expert (or ABIe), which now handles questions from 12,000 agents and eventually answers inquires directly from customers.Currently only available for a small pilot of customers, Eno provides users updates and information immediately, and can even pay bills upon request.Marriott International's chatbot is available through Facebook Messenger, Slack, and, soon, WeChat and Google Assistant.Of Rewards Members using Facebook Messenger, 44 percent successfully received assistance related to their stay or reservation, and 53 percent received help with their Rewards account Marriott believes that the integration on chatbots will improve hospitality and increase their customer satisfaction.
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Pornhub, the world’s most popular adult website that boasts over 26 billion satisfied visitors each year, played host to a form of malware that “exposed millions of potential victims in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia” to infection for more than a year.Security firm Proofpoint detected the large-scale malvertising attack, which it says was carried out by the KovCoreG group as a way of infecting visitors with the Kovter ad fraud malware.The software performs click-fraud operations as a way of generating revenue for its authors.The hackers infiltrated Pornhub’s Traffic Junky advertising network to push fake Edge, Firefox, Chrome, and Flash updates onto users.Downloading and installing the file would infect computers with Kovter, which could then use the machine to click on fake ads and generate money for websites.“While the payload in this case is ad fraud malware, it could just as easily have been ransomware, an information stealer, or any other malware,” Proofpoint said.
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The debate over whether or not we should continue to glorify Confederate soldiers by leaving up the hundreds of statues across the United States has taken on new life following the protests in Charlottesville, North Carolina earlier this summer.There are those who believe that the statues represent part of our history, and taking them down would erase that history, while others say that we shouldn’t honor those who nearly tore the country apart.On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver attempted to examine the issue from both sides, but discovered that many of the people in favor of keeping the monuments were selectively misremembering what exactly the Civil War was about.While there are those who choose to believe that slavery was simply one of many factors that caused the southern states to secede from the union, those states themselves provide ample proof that preserving the institution of slavery was foremost among their goals in parting ways with the rest of the country.Slavery is mentioned in the declaration of secession for several states, the Confederate constitution says that no bills or laws can be passed to impair the right of owning slaves and the Confederate VP said in a speech that slavery was the “cornerstone” of the Confederacy.Oliver goes on to explain that monuments, statues and plaques are not how we record our history.
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WPP companies have collected $1.46m in lobbying fees from the National Rifle Association (NRA) since 2007, making the agency holding company an important advocate for the gun lobby.At the same time, other WPP companies also worked on campaigns calling for gun control.A report by The Guardian stated that WPP firms – first Ogilvy and then Prime Policy Group – have taken in big revenue streams from the NRA over the last decade, according to US lobbying records, their efforts helping to block gun control legislation in Washington, DC.While Prime Policy has not recorded any new NRA revenues in 2017, the NRA is still listed as a client of the firm.These lobbying efforts have been done during the same time that WPP made efforts to show that it was opposed to gun violence – a sustainability report on the WPP website calls out a pro-bono 2013 pro gun-control ad by that Grey New York that was part of WPP’s human rights work.The ad, shows a man entering an office with a musket and luckily misses as he aims at a co-worker.
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A self-driving car powered by one of the more popular artificial intelligence techniques may need to crash into a tree 50,000 times in virtual simulations before learning that it’s a bad idea.But baby wild goats scrambling around on incredibly steep mountainsides do not have the luxury of living and dying millions of times before learning how to climb with sure footing without falling to their deaths.And a psychologist’s 3-year-old daughter did not need to practice millions of times before she figured out, upon a whim, how to climb through an opening in the back of a chair.Today’s most powerful AI techniques learn almost everything about the world from scratch with the help of powerful computational resources.That begs an important “nature vs. nurture” question: Will AI learning require built-in versions of that innate cognitive machinery possessed by humans and animals to achieve a similar level of general intelligence?“None of the AI techniques we have can build representations of the world, whether through structure or through learning, that are anywhere near what we observe in animals and humans,” said Yann LeCun, a computer scientist at NYU and director of Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research.
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AOL today announced it is permanently shuttering AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) — its iconic chat service which debuted in 1997 and was popular in the ’00s.All good things come to an end.On Dec 15, we'll bid farewell to AIM.Thank you to all our users!— AIM (@aim) October 6, 2017Michael Albers, VP of Communications Product at Oath — the Verizon subsidiary which owns both AOL and Yahoo — said in a Tumblr post that he understands how important AIM was to many people:
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bigwophh writes: The upheaval of the high-end desktop processor segment continues today with the official release of Intel's latest Coffee Lake-based 8th Generation Core processors.The flagship in the new lineup is the Core i7-8700K.It is a 6C/12T beast, with a base clock of 3.7GHz, a boost clock of 4.7GHz, and 12MB of Intel Smart Cache.The Core i5-8400 features the same physical die, but has only 9MB of Smart Cache, no Hyper-Threading, and base and boost clocks of 2.8GHz and 4GHz, respectively.The entire line-up features more cores, support for faster memory speeds, and leverages a fresh platform that's been tweaked for more robust power delivery and, ultimately, more performance.The Core i7-8700K proved to be an excellent performer, besting every other processor in single-threaded workloads and competing favorably with 8C/16T Ryzen 7 processors.
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2016 was the "greatest covert action campaign in the history of mother Russia."On Capitol Hill, and inside the secretive US government committees where politicians are currently probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Republican Congressman Will Hurd is in a unique position to speak with authority on the subject.For nearly a decade he served as an undercover operative for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).So when it comes to suspected Russian influence operations on US soil, he has proper insight."[Russia has] been perfecting their ability to use asymmetrical warfare and their ability to use disinformation in Eastern Europe for decades," he told The Cipher Brief in an interview, published 5 October.To Hurd, and one suspects a great number of other American polticians, Russia is not described as an ally, but "an adversary."
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why Apple built the Mac"We think the Mac will sell in a bajillion copies, but we did not build the Mac for anybody else.We were the group that would assess if it was fantastic or not.We didn't want to go out and do market research."To be the richest man in the cemetery is not important for me.(1993) CNN Money / Fortune
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PARIS & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 5, 2017–Cardiologs Technologies announced today that it has raised $6.4 million in a Series A financing with a syndicate of life science and technology investors (Idinvest, ISAI, Kurma Partners, Partech Ventures) and with continued support and participation from current investor Bpifrance seed fund (F3A).View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171005005786/en/“Ambulatory ECG analysis and reporting is a labor-intensive process that can result in delays for arrhythmia detection and increased costs,” said Yann Fleureau, co-founder and CEO of Cardiologs Technologies.AFib is a growing problem in cardiovascular disease and is associated with an increased risk of severe stroke, heart failure, and death.1AFib is often asymptomatic and silent with stroke as the first manifestation.
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Apple has bought up startup Init.ai in a so-called ”acqui-hire,” writes Techcrunch.Acqui-hire means that you acquire a company to gain access to the company's employees.With access to the team behind the Init, they are planning to give them a new mission and let them be part of the group that works with Apple's smart assistant Siri.According to the tekniksajten it is not clear if all Inits employees will want to go over to work with Siri.the Init.the ai had six employees, according to the jobbnätverket Linkedin.the Init.ai was launched in 2015 and is behind a smart assistant for customer service representatives.
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Komissio vie Irlannin EU:n tuomioistuimeen, kun maa ei kehotuksista huolimatta ole perinyt teknologiayhtiö Applelta sen maksamatta jättämiä veroja.Komissio katsoo, että verohelpotusten kautta Irlanti on antanut laitonta valtiontukea Applelle 13 miljardin euron edestä.Kilpailukomissaari Margrethe Vestager sanoi keskiviikkona, että yli vuoden takaisesta komission päätöksestä huolimatta Irlanti ei ole perinyt rahoja Applelta, ei edes osittain.”Me ymmärrämme, että takaisin perintä voi joissakin tapauksissa olla toisia tapauksia haasteellisempaa, ja olemme aina valmiita auttamaan.Mutta jäsenvaltion on tehtävä riittäviä toimia kilpailun varmistamiseksi.Riittämättömien toimien takia Irlanti on päätetty haastaa EU:n tuomioistuimeen”, Vestager totesi keskiviikkona Brysselissä.
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Last year, the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, ordered Apple to pay the unpaid taxes to Ireland, saying the country gave the Cupertino tech giant illegal tax benefits.After a year of no action by Ireland, during which Apple missed its initial January 3 deadline to pay the taxes, Brussels took legal action and asked the European Court of Justice to intervene.“We of course understand that recovery in certain cases may be more complex than in others, and we are always ready to assist,” said EU’s commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager in a statement.“But member states need to make sufficient progress to restore competition.— Margrethe Vestager (@vestager) October 4, 2017Vestager and EU also took action against another U.S.-based tech giant on Wednesday.
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Android new version, Oreo, is set to run on some smartphones which may include Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL and Huawei Mate 10.However, for the first time this October, Oreo entered Google’s Android distribution chart.Before now, smartphones with Oreo accounted for less than 0.1% of Android smartphone market share with only a few Pixel and Nexus devices updating to the OS version and Google doesn’t consider any Android version with less than 0.1% distribution in its charts.However, the October 2017 chart shows that Android 8.0 Oreo market share has now increased to 0.2% while Marshmallow continues to be at the top of the pile with 32% market share closely followed by Lollipop with 27.7% and Android Nougat has 17.8%.Other versions that made the chart include Android KitKat (14.5%), Android Jelly Bean (7.6%), Android Ice Cream Sandwich (0.6%) and Android Gingerbread (0.6%).Android Oreo comes with a smart notification system with some improvements for battery and RAM management.
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The way the Nobel Committee tells it, the story of this year’s physics prize begins like a certain 1970s space opera.“Once upon a time, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, two massive black holes engaged in a deadly dance,” said physicist and Nobel committee member Olga Botner at today's prize announcement.The pair spiraled toward each other, colliding to form an even bigger black hole with a mass 62 times that of Earth's sun.The impact shook the universe, generating ripples known as gravitational waves that warped the fabric of spacetime as they pulsed through.By the time the collision's reverberations reached Earth, they had quieted to a quiver.Some 1.3 billion years after that ferocious black hole do-si-do, physicists at two observatories in the US simultaneously detected a ripple as a tiny compression and expansion in length in their machines.
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