James Lamb

James Lamb

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Fans finally got to see the latest trailer for "Cyberpunk 2077" at Microsoft's E3 press conference on Sunday — after a 5-year wait since the last trailer — and it was one of the highlights of the whole multi-day expo.But unless you were physically in Los Angeles and attending E3, you didn't get to witness CD Projekt Red's apparently jaw-dropping 50-minute uncut gameplay demo of "Cyberpunk 2077" that was held behind closed doors and away from cameras.It's unclear if your gender changes the story you experience, but it does affect who you can romance.You can also choose your haircut, tattoos, and put points into various attributes like Strength, Constitution, Intelligence, Reflexes, Tech, and something called "Cool."You can decide if you're there for romance or revenge.There are three classes in the game — Solo, Techie, and Netrunner — and you can choose to focus on one skill set, or a combination of the three.
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But the FCC’s vote in December didn’t kill net neutrality for good, and the Senate’s actions in May were not a final victory either.It’s unclear, for example, whether the House will follow the Senate’s suit in passing a resolution.What is clear, however, is that if the big telecom companies manage to stamp out net neutrality, the internet may never be the same.From paid fast lanes to preferential ad treatment, internet service providers (ISPs) will hold even more power than they already enjoy.The loss of the open internet will kill a vital branding component for many businesses.Advertisers will see their content slowed or blocked for different users.
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Visst måste skadliga utsläpp minska, men är verkligen miljöskatter den bästa metoden?Flygskatten kan bli ett slag i luften, anser Svensk Näringsliv som låtit undersöka olika miljöstyrmedel.Syftet med undersökningen är att få mer kunskap om hur olika styrmedel på miljöområdet fungerar, förklarar Maria Sunér Fleming, ansvarig för miljö och energifrågor på Svenskt Näringsliv.Det är inte säkert, säger hon, och tar flygskatten och kemikalieskatten som exempel.Kemikalieskatten, som läggs på produkter, inte på de skadliga ämnena i sig, är ett alltför trubbigt verktyg, enligt den undersökning som gjorts, förklarar hon.Den främsta effekten är att staten får in mer pengar, konstaterar hon.
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Online banks and mobile banking apps on Android and iOS are growing rapidly, and while they can’t do all your banking, many people are giving them a go.In the U.S., Chime adds 100,000 accounts every month.The online banking app Monzo leads the U.K. and grabs attention with its bright coral cards and dedicated community forums.Low fees, but not always a lot of help or service if things go wrongMonzo’s website in the U.K. says it’s “a bank for everyone,” though founder Tom Blomfield acknowledged in an interview with Bloomberg that wasn’t the case, admitting it’s not something his grandmother would use.These online-only banks are targeted at young people and the technologically savvy.
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After every big Windows 10 update is released, it seems we hear about major gremlins affecting some computers – that’s certainly the case for the latest April 2018 Update – but how many users have been affected by PC problems caused by Microsoft’s desktop OS since its launch nearly three years ago?According to UK consumer watchdog Which, no less than half of all Windows 10 users have been beset by problems with their PC.This conclusion comes from a survey of 1,100 members of Which, with the issues encountered ranging from minor glitches to show-stopping bugs preventing the PC in question from working.The most prevalent flaws in those encountered by respondents were software compatibility issues, as cited by 21% – including apps that failed to run entirely following an update.Hardware problems, such as a peripheral not working following an upgrade, were also commonplace, affecting 16% of those surveyed.Some folks said their PC was slower following an update, and others ended up with a computer that failed to work or boot entirely.
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Burglars tried to break into Jeff Bezos' Beverly Hills mansion last week.They didn't end up stealing anything from Bezos' home, but it's suspected that the same culprits broke into another nearby home that same night.After the police chased them for 25-minutes by car, the burglars escaped on foot.Three burglars attempted to break into Jeff Bezos' Beverly Hills mansion last week, TMZ reports.The burglars, who successfully evaded the police on foot after what TMZ describes as a "wild, 25-minute car chase," reportedly broke a window before fleeing the scene.While the Amazon CEO's possessions were reportedly left unscathed, it's suspected that the culprits burglarized another home within the elite Hollywood neighborhood that same night.
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“In Vault 76, our future begins,” announces a voice at the end of the new Fallout game trailer that was first played at Microsoft’s E3 press conference.The follow-up – or rather, prequel – to Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic action RPG looks great, is much bigger than Fallout 4, and now has a release date of November 14.We first heard about the title at the end of May, when the sprawling Vault 76, designed to house 500 people, was revealed.At its own press conference, Bethesda revealed that Fallout 76 will be an online multiplayer affair that you can enjoy on your own or in co-op mode with others.You’ll find yourself in West Virginia in 2102, with a vast wasteland to conquer, and a wide array of monsters and other threats to contend with.This time around, the environs are said to be four times larger than the play area in Fallout 4.
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When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the South China Sea on June 7 infrared imagery showed Tropical Storm Ewiniar's center made landfall in southeastern China.NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Ewiniar on June 7 at 2:05 p.m. EDT (1805 UTC).The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument analyzed the storm in infrared light which provides temperature information.Temperature is important when trying to understand how strong storms can be.The higher the cloud tops, the colder and the stronger they are.AIRS saw coldest cloud top temperatures in a small area around the center of circulation.
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A week after releasing his new album, ‘Ye’, Kanye West has changed one of its tracks, to include a lyric about slavery.On the opening song, ‘I Thought About Killing You’, Kanye has included a line which alludes to recent controversial comments he made in an interview with TMZ, claiming that 400 years of slavery in America “sounded like a choice” to him.The track now includes the line: “If I wasn’t shining so hard, wouldn’t be no shade, Buckwheat-ass n***a, it’s gon’ be otay.Sorry, but I chose not to be no slave.”Allen Berezovsky via Getty ImagesKanye faced a huge backlash last month when he told TMZ: “When you hear about slavery for 400 years.
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Condom and lubricants brand Skyn has sparked a campaign to ‘Save Intimacy’ from the isolating side effects of technology.The initiative has launched with a film directed by Terence Neale, which in Black Mirror-style imagines a world in the close future where humans are entirely incapable of true affection.Vignettes depict a couple both texting mid-embrace, another pair sleeping at opposite ends of a bed, and members of an opulent party enraptured by their individual VR headsets.The endline reads: ‘There’s still time to save intimacy’ followed by a call to purchase Skyn’s range of condoms.The campaign was created by Sid Lee Paris.It was briefed to strengthen Skyn’s brand territory “by putting sexuality at the heart of both the social and sensual discussion”, according to the shop’s managing director, Mehdi Banali.
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Som respons på hackerverktyget Graykey lade Apple till en funktion i IOS som blockerar usb-åtkomst efter några dagar utan att ha låsts upp, men med kommande IOS 12 stryper företaget åtkomsten ytterligare.9 to 5 Mac rapporterar att utvecklarbetan av IOS 12 låser usb-åtkomst efter en timme, så att du måste låsa upp Iphone eller Ipad innan du till exempel kan göra backup med Itunes eller kopiera en bild till datorn.Men det kommer också effektivt stoppa olika verktyg som försöker kringgå lösenkoden och enhetens kryptering, som ansluts via lightningkontakten.Som det ser ut i betaversionen finns ett reglage i Inställningar för att välja om funktionen ska vara aktiv.
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Smartphone giants like Apple and Samsung continue to churn out massively popular (and expensive) phones each year, but there are plenty of affordable phones that offer a similar, high-end experience.The Moto Z3 Play and OnePlus 6 are two excellent examples of relatively inexpensive phones that pack a big punch.156.5 x 76.5 x 6.75 mm (6.16 x 3.01 x 0.27 inches)155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm (6.13 x 2.97 x 0.31 inches)2,160 x 1,080 pixels (402 pixels per inch)2,280 x 1,080 pixels (402 pixels per inch)
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Mozilla announced today that it’s offering five-figure grants to researchers and creatives studying the impact of artificial intelligence on society.This latest round of the annual Mozilla awards will net lucky winners up to $50,000 (£37,000) for producing AI-awareness content: videos, browser extensions, or interactive data visualisations.The problems of AI are legion: YouTube’s algorithms have been criticised for harming children by introducing them to hugely inappropriate content, Facebook’s content-moderating AI exacerbates fake news, while Google employees staged a series of public protests after a Gizmodo report uncovered its AI was being used by the US military.Complex societal issues, racism, misogyny, militarism, etc.are being re-created in the tools we build.To bring awareness to the ways AI and machine learning may threaten “a healthy internet,” Mozilla wants to reward creative artists and researchers for digging into the topic, offering a total of $225,000 (£168,000) to seven lucky applicants.
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In a surprise appearance at last week’s Cainiao’s Global Smart Logistics Summit, Chinese tech tycoon Jack Ma announced that Cainiao Network, the logistics affiliate of Alibaba, is going to invest more than RMB 100 billion ($15 billion) to build the technical backbone for a smart logistics network aimed at improving delivery reach and efficiency.Alibaba will bet a vast majority of our resources on it because we believe a better logistics infrastructure network could bring fundamental changes to the manufacturing industry.“Thanks to the exponential growth of e-commerce industry, China’s logistics landscape has undergone massive changes in recent years.A smart network powered by cutting-edge technologiesDespite the surge, the logistics industry is labor-intensive, Ma pointed out.As a technology-driven socialized logistics collaboration platform, Cainiao has been working on the application of cutting-edge technologies in the logistics industry since its establishment five years ago.
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On Monday, June 4, Apple will lift the lid on its Worldwide Developers Conference, the annual showcase for all the shiny things being churned out in Cupertino.The WWDC 2018 keynote address kicks off at 10 am Pacific (1 pm Eastern).We expect to hear news about macOS, iOS, watchOS, cloud services, and some new initiatives to help you curb unhealthy levels of phone use.Read our full rundown of what we think is coming.The livestream can be found on Apple's website.You can stream the two-hour keynote to your Mac, iPhone, or iPad, or to your Apple TV through a dedicated app.
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Recently, headlines have been circulating speculation about what we need to do about the risks of self-driving vehicles.After one of its self-driving vehicles was responsible for a fatal crash, Uber has temporarily paused all autonomous vehicle testing in the state of Arizona.To many consumers, these incidents are a confirmation of something they suspected all along; trusting an AI system to handle driving is a mistake and one that’s destined to kill people.The risk of human driversNext, we need to acknowledge just how bad human drivers are at controlling their own vehicles – and how they compare to autonomous vehicles.A Stanford review found that 90 percent of accidents are caused, at least in part, by human error, whether that’s overcorrecting, falling prey to a distraction, or drinking alcohol before getting behind the wheel.
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The Xiaomi Mi 8 is finally official, alongside the rather fetching Mi 8 Explorer Edition (seen above) and the cheaper Mi 8 SE phone.You can check out the spec table below, for starters.Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer EditionMain: 12MP with 1.4 micron pixels, 4-axis OIS, f/1.8 apertureSecondary: 12MP telephoto with 1.0 micron pixels, f/2.4 apertureVideo: 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 240/120/30fps, 720p at 240/30fps
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Apple is fixing one of the worst parts of the concert experience: waiting in line for a beer while you miss your favorite song.Last week’s BottleRock music festival near San Francisco was the first to try a new “order ahead with Apple Pay” feature that Apple hopes to bring to more events.You just open the festival’s app, select the closest concession stand, choose your drinks, Apple Pay with your face or fingerprint and pick up the beverages at a dedicated window with no queue.BottleRock’s upscale wine and oldies music fest, 100 miles from the tech giant’s headquarters, has become a testbed for Apple Pay.Last year, every concession stand got equipped with the Square’s Apple Pay-ready point of sale system and special fast lanes for customers who used it instead of cash or credit card.Thirty percent of all transactions at BottleRock were made with Apple Pay, according to an Apple spokesperson, proving people wanted a faster way to get back to the show.
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If you’re not a fan of the notches we’re seeing on a lot of flagship phone this year, then you might want to get excited for the Lenovo Z5.The notch’s day could be numbered, as Lenovo has been teasing a notch-free and bezel-free phone in the Z5.We haven’t seen the Z5 in the flesh yet, but that’s all going to change next week.Lenovo has taken to Weibo to announce a June 5 reveal event for the Z5.The event will take place in Beijing at 2PM local time, and it will give us our first look at a flagship that supposedly has a 95% screen-to-body ratio.Thus far, the only thing we’ve seen are concept sketches and teasers that don’t show off the entire front of the device.
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the Three women's rights organisations, will today deliver abortpiller to women in northern Ireland with the help of the small rolling robots.the Reason for this is that abortion is banned in northern Ireland as long as there is danger to the pregnant woman's life.Women On Waves is one of the three organisations that arrange it all and they say in a press release:"The abortion robot will land the different legal reality for Northern Irish women, who still have to rely on to rely on new technology, like telemedicine, drones and robots that use international legal loopholes to protect their rights."Despite the fact that abortion is illegal in northern Ireland do not believe the organizers behind it all that they are in breach of any law where the "abortion-the robots" will be controlled via the web from the Netherlands.do you Want to check out when the robots deliver abortion pills in northern Ireland so it will be live streamed at 13:00 today via the Women on Waves Facebook page, which you can find on the link below.
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