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Allergy season is here in full strength, but with an air purifier, you don’t have to suffer.NewEgg and Rakuten have refurbished Dyson AM11 Pure Cool Tower Purifier Fans for $210 off, less than half the regular price.With discounts as steep as this, now is a great time to grab a really nice air purifier deal to help curb your allergies.This unit cools in summer and purifies all year with long-range air flow to pull in the air from across large rooms.This model is silver and white and weighs just under eight pounds, so it’s easy to move between rooms.The Dyson AM11 has a vacuum-sealed glass HEPA filter that wraps 360 degrees around the purifier to catch pollen, bacteria, and pet dander.
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This document shows statistics on crimes reported to the FBI, as well as total crimes committed on the internet in the calendar year 2018.This year saw nearly twice the amount of estimated total financial loss through the year VS 2017, easily the biggest jump since tracking these statistics began.The amount of complaints received by the IC3 over this last half-decade of reporting seems to be going up rather slowly – but certainly not dropping off at any point.It might just be that people don’t know to call the FBI’s IC3 when they’re the victim of internet theft.The latter option tracks with findings throughout the report.Many modern scams still use email
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Samsung's Galaxy Fold folding phone was meant to be a big comeback moment for a smartphone maker that is suffering declining sales and profits.Samsung has said that it will delay the phone's launch after reviewers reported their review devices malfunctioning.There were major red flags that the $1,980 phone wasn't ready for the public, like the fact Samsung wouldn't show it to anyone at launch.What an upsetting 24 hours for Samsung.On the morning of April 17, the Korean phone maker was crowing that its first ever folding phone, the Galaxy Fold, had sold out of preorders in just two days thanks to "overwhelming demand."Now, the firm is delaying the device to fix the issues.
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This airship thing is not an airship, despite the visual clue of having the shape of an airship.It's one potential contender for the next generation of autonomous flying machine, using the weird science of variable-buoyancy propulsion to move itself along.Hence it has little wings to generate lift when required, although the really clever bits are hidden from view inside the vehicle's massive tummy.That houses two gas reservoirs, one housing buoyant helium for lifting it up, and another that's designed to be filled as required with compressed air.This compressed air is heavier than the surrounding atmosphere, so it can bring the machine down, and is shot out to propel it forward.And there you have all the mechanics needed to fly.
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Law enforcers from around the globe seem to finally be getting up to speed with tackling cryptocurrency crimes.But it seems the lure of Bitcoin BTC is still too much for some, even for those that should be protecting citizens from cyber-criminals.Two law enforcement agents, Sergei Belousov and Aleksey Kolbov, are being charged with fraud totaling 65 million rubles ($1 million), according to another report.Galumov was arrested in secret last year whilst his family believed he was away on a business trip.The perpetrators went on to threaten Galumov into admitting the fraud case against him and blackmailed him for 65 million rubles ($1 million).Galumov was supposedly the figurehead in a 43 million ruble ($675,000) fraud case, however, his legal team have continually denied the claims.
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Most details about the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro have been rumored ahead of their expected May 14 launch, but the latest specs leak is perhaps the most detailed yet, covering almost every aspect of the upcoming phones.According to @Samsung_News_, the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G will both have a 6.7-inch 1440 x 3120 screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 90Hz refresh rate.The camera setup, meanwhile, is said to be a triple-lens array, with a 48MP main lens sporting both optical and electronic image stabilization, and an f/1.6 aperture.That’s supposedly alongside an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens offering 3x zoom, and a 16MP f/2.2 wide-angle lens with a 117-degree field of view.There’s also apparently a 16MP f/2.0 lens on the front.OnePlus 7 Pro / Pro 5G:6.7" 3120x1440p - 19,5:9 - 90Hz 48MP F1.6 OIS+EIS, 8MP 3x Zoom F2.4, 16MP 117 F2.2, Selfie: 16MP F2.0Snapdragon855, 6+128GB, 8/12+256GB,UFS 3.04000mAh 30W Warp ChargeIn-Display FPBlue/Grey/Brown (Tweet 1/2) pic.twitter.com/v3jU9tguUsApril 22, 2019
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Doogether, an Indonesian booking startup for fitness and sports classes, raised an undisclosed sum in a funding round led by Gobi Partners‘ local early-stage fund Gobi-Agung, a new investor.The seed investment also included participation from Indonesia-based investors Everhaus, Prasetia Dwidharma, and Cana Asia: all new investors, according to a statement.Doogether, which gives consumers access to fitness centers and sports facilities through its mobile apps, intends to use proceeds from the funding to expand its merchant partner network, hire more professionals, and further develop its mobile platform.“We will maximise the funds to extend our merchant partners to at least 500 sports facilities and improve our platform to accommodate other needs of a healthy lifestyle enthusiast, and be the biggest healthy lifestyle community in Indonesia,” said Doogether CEO Fauzan Gani.Prior to the current round, Doogether received early-stage funding from MAHAKA Group Chairman Erick Thohir in 2016.Former Indosat CEO and Founder of Digiasia Bios Alexander Rusli also previously invested in the company.
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The video-looping app caused a quite a stir in its short life, but its closure by owner Twitter in 2017 left many of its fans hoping for a replacement.Since then, Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann has periodically suggested there’s something in the works, though a string of challenges meant the project was far from certain.There’s good news out of the workshop this week, however, after Hoffman’s team revealed it’s just sent out the first 100 beta invites for a new looping-video app called Byte.More testers will be added soon.The startup behind Byte first invited sign-ups in December 2018, with 500 people putting their name down “in under a minute.” The closed test for the iOS and Android app is likely to offer similar — if not the same — features as Vine.Those selected for the test phase will be encouraged to upload their own short-form videos, and watch clips created by others.
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Sure, there are some successes – KEF’s LSX is a recent example – but wireless technology typically degrades sound quality at least a little, and almost certainly introduces some degree of latency.Hi-fi manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins claims to have solved these problems with its new Formation suite of wireless products.The Formation family consists of five products at launch.Formation Duo ($3,999): A futuristic-looking stereo pair that borrows drivers from B’s premium 700 and 800 series speakers, while incorporating DSP to further improve the sound.It somehow manages to reach down to 20hz with a pair of 6.5-inch driversFormation Audio ($699): A unit that allows you to connect the speakers to traditional sources.
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China Tech Investor is a weekly look at China’s tech companies through the lens of investment.Each week, hosts Elliott Zaagman and James Hull go through their watch list of publicly listed tech companies and also interview experts on issues affecting the macroeconomy and the stock prices of China’s tech companies.Make sure you don’t miss anything.Check out our lineup of China tech podcasts.Check us out on iTunes or Spotify!In this episode of the China Tech Investor Podcast powered by TechNode, our hosts talk with the one and only Anne Stevenson-Yang, co-founder and research director at J Capital Research.
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Chinese coffee chain upstart Luckin Coffee on Monday filed an initial public offering (IPO) with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in an effort to fund its escalating battle with rival Starbucks.The Xiamen-based coffee chain, which will list on Nasdaq using the symbol, “LK,” set a placeholder amount of $100 million in the filing.Bloomberg News reported in February the company is targeting around $300 million.The company declined to offer further details when contacted by TechNode citing the quiet period.The IPO filing comes less a week after the company’s $150 million Series B+ that raised its valuation to $2.9 billion.BlackRock, which is also a major investor in Starbucks, led the round with its $125 million investment.
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Cheap Styrofoam coolers get the job done if you just want to keep a couple of drinks cold, but they typically end up in landfills, where they can take hundreds of years to break down, if not longer.Now, Igloo has an alternative that won't fill you with green guilt during your next trip to the beach.It's called the Igloo Recool, and Igloo calls it "the world's first eco-sensitive cooler made from 100% biodegradable materials."At just $10 each, it goes on sale exclusively at REI stores starting May 1, with a wider retail rollout set for later this summer.First seen in January at the Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show, the Recool is a hard-sided cooler made from a mix of paraffin wax and recycled tree pulp.With a capacity of 24 quarts, it promises to retain ice for up to 12 hours, making it a good pick for quick day trips.
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Remember the Samsung Galaxy View?No, we had to go back and check too.It was a massive, odd, not-a-tablet-honest, um, tablet-like device that was supposed to be used as a TV released at the end of 2015 and cost $600.Now, renders have been discovered that may show its sequel, the Galaxy View 2, that is potentially about to arrive more than three years after the first version.Nothing says pent up demand like a three year gap between versions.The renders show a 2-in-1 style tablet with a Galaxy Fold-style curved hinge along the top edge, connecting the screen to a full-size kickstand.
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The encrypted version of Google's Chrome browser has raised concerns among a number of internet safety watchdogs and intelligence agencies who fear the move could endanger the safety of children online.Critics of the encrypted version of the browser, which is currently available for download but not the default version, argue that it could make it more difficult for companies to block harmful material online as it will bypass most parental control systems.As it stands now, harmful materials like terrorist propaganda and child-abuse images are blocked by internet companies through filters that scan the web's domain name servers.However, with the encrypted version of Chrome, users are able to bypass these filters and connect to its server instead.According to The Sunday Times, talks will be held in May where broadband providers including BT, Virgin, Sky and TalkTalk will come together with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to discuss the risks posed by the encrypted version of Chrome.Intelligence and law enforcement officials also fear that the new Chrome will allow Google to collect even more details on users' browsing habits.
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K-pop superstars BTS -- arguably currently the most popular boy band in the world -- is breaking records yet again with its song Boy With Luv.Boy With Luv, featuring American pop star Halsey, is the first single from the Korean boy band's new album Map of the Soul: Persona.8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart makes this the highest-charting song by a Korean pop group ever, according to reports on Monday.It seems as though Boy With Luv is the kind of chart-topping tune that is breaking more than one kind of record.The music video for Boy With Luv also smashed YouTube's record for the most views in the first 24 hours of release.The video attracted 74.6 million views in the its 24 hours, demolishing previous viewership records by music acts Ariana Grande and Blackpink.
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Almost every ad features Thor calling for Stormbreaker (not Mjolnir) and nearly giving an unfazed Captain Marvel a close shave.There's Captain America letting a tear drip down.There's a shot of a variety of Avengers striding forth in white suits a la Star Wars Stormtroopers.But what's really going on here?But in the first trailer, released way back in December, Iron Man is seen adrift in space, recording a final message for fiancée Pepper Potts, telling her that his oxygen will run out the next morning.But trailers and TV spots released since then feature multiple scenes showing him alive and well and interacting with Captain America, so he gets out of that tight spot just like he has hundreds of other ones.
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People are getting mad, and rightfully so, over the “accidentally” breaking $2,000 Galaxy Fold phone but price doesn’t seem to be enough of a deterrent for JerryRigEverything.For the sake of science and discovery, not to mention a few juicy views, Zack Nelson isn’t just showing the guts of the Huawei P30 Pro but also literally tore apart its most important feature to give us an inside look at how it all works together.The Huawei P30 Pro is laden with features but it will most likely be remembered for bringing the market’s first periscope-style optical zoom camera in a smartphone.Technically speaking, OPPO was the first to publicize this technology, way back in 2017.Unfortunately for OPPO, it didn’t capitalize on its lead and let Huawei take that crown.Nelson notes how the 5x optical zoom camera takes up almost a third of the P30 Pro’s motherboard.
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Huawei’s P30 Pro might have the most impressive hardware on any phone currently available, at least among phones that don’t fold.That said, the P30 Pro does sort of have a folding component: its periscope camera.In order to provide 5x optical zoom, the P30 Pro’s telephoto camera is folded like a periscope.Now we get to see what that mechanism looks like from the inside thanks to perpetual phone torturer Zack Nelson – the guy behind YouTube channel JerryRigEverything.If you’ve seen a phone’s guts before, you’ll quickly see how the P30 Pro’s periscope module is unusual.It’s far larger than normal to accommodate the folding mechanism, with a rectangular opening.
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The information is provided by the United States Department of Homeland Security from existing holdings.— JetBlue Airways (@JetBlue) April 17, 2019We should clarify, these photos aren't provided to us, but are securely transmitted to the Customs and Border Protection database.JetBlue does not have direct access to the photos and doesn’t store them.So what's this about – cost savings, crime, Big Brother?First off, JetBlue says it will provide a more seamless travel experience – meaning there's none of that pesky eye-contact and handing over of boarding passes fliers have to endure.
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The depths of the ocean have an otherworldly, alien quality to them, showcasing remarkable beauty like that seen in upside-down mirror pools and the terrifying visions of transparent Eldritch horrors.The latest discovery, by a team of scientists and explorers currently charting the ocean's five deepest points, falls somewhere in between.Exploring the 4.5-mile-deep Java Trench in the Indian Ocean for the first time, Alan Jamieson, chief scientist of the Five Deeps Expedition, ran into this never-before-seen species of sea squirt, casually floating along the ocean floor.The jelly-like creature sailed along in front of the Five Deeps team's deep-sea submarine, in perfect view of the camera, displaying a blue and white balloon-like floater.Jamieson describes it as a "stalked Ascidean," a type of sea squirt, albeit one we have never laid eyes on before."It is not often we see something that is so extraordinary that it leaves us speechless," Jamieson said in a statement.
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