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Prey's Typhoon Hunter update adds two brand new modes to the sci-fi horror game: a VR escape room and deadly multiplayer hide-and-seek.TranStar VR is a new single-player mode which sees you working as a TransStar employee, the game's mysterious company.You must complete objectives and solve puzzles in an escape-room-style campaign - just days before the events of Prey.This mode is available for PC and PlayStation VR.On the other hand, Prey: Typhoon Hunter multiplayer is a new online mode which sees one player taking on the role of Morgan Yu, while five other players take on the role of Mimics.It's Morgan's job to find and kill all the Mimics, and it's the Mimics' job to find and kill Morgan before time runs out.
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If you ask the majority of investors, there's no funding imbalance for women and minority entrepreneurs.According to a Morgan Stanley report out Tuesday, women and minority business-owners tend to receive less funding than their white male counterparts.However, about eight out of 10 investors think women and minority entrepreneurs get either the right amount or more capital than their business models deserve.The report, titled "The Growing Market Investors are Missing: The trillion-dollar case for investing in female and multicultural entrepreneurs," surveyed more than 200 "gatekeepers of capital" and found out that diversity just isn't much of a priority.The survey comes amid increased talk of inequality in the tech industry, ranging from the percentage of women and minorities at tech companies to who exactly gets the money to start businesses.Data from VC database Pitchbook from January showed that women founders got about 2 percent of venture capital money in 2017.
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Unlike a meeting it cancelled last month, this is its standard, annual gathering of shareholders, where investors will get to vote on its director nominees and what it pays executives.Even those proposals could prove controversial, considering how much the company's stock has declined this year — as much as 99% from the start of the year.The company originally scheduled that meeting to be held in mid-October before delaying it twice and ultimately cancelling it in the face of widespread shareholder opposition to the plan.The company faces imminent delisting from the Nasdaq for failing to meet its listing standards.It will be a standard meeting, but it still could draw sparksThe upcoming meeting, by contrast, has a much more standard agenda, although it could prove every bit as controversial, given the company's stock performance over the last year.
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This episode of Digital Trends Live, DT’s live morning show, features host Greg Nibler and special guest Jeremy Kaplan, Digital Trends’ editor in chief, running through the most exciting news stories from the world of tech.First, a moment of remembrance.December 9 marked the 50th anniversary of “The Mother of All Demos” at the Fall Joint Computer Conference, in which engineer Doug Engelbart gave the first demonstration of a computer mouse.Half a century later, despite the rise of touchscreens, people still use mice.The new Apple Watch, however, got a feature that is actually lifesaving: The ability to do an electrocardiogram (ECG).According to a report verified by Apple Insider, a Reddit user got the new Apple Watch, which notified him of problems with his heart rate.
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Teslas vd och storägare Elon Musk har haft ett skandalomsusat 2018.Nu fortsätter den omskrivna entreprenören att svinga vilt.”Jag vill vara tydlig med en sak.Jag respekterar dem inte”, säger Elon Musk, till tv-kanalen CBS.SEC är den amerikanska motsvarigheten till finansinspektionen.Myndigheten anklagade Elon Musk för värdepappersbedrägeri efter att han skrivit att han säkrat finansiering för att köpa ut Tesla från börsen till kursen 420 dollar per aktie.
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Det svenska stjärnskottet Carl Pei har tagit Oneplus mobiltelefoner från Kina ut i världen.När Pete Lau grundade Oneplus ihop med fyra andra kinesiska affärsmän 2013 fick det svenska stjärnskottet Carl Pei möjligheten att driva den utlandsriktade delen av mobiltelefonföretaget.Di Digital träffar Carl Pei under en blixtvisit i Stockholm, i samband med att han gästar finalen av Di:s Gasell-tävling.Lyssna mer: Carl Pei kränger smartphones för miljarder: ”Vi kunde gått under”Numera kommer två tredjedelar av omsättningen från internationella marknader, vilket är sällsynt för kinesiska företag.”Om man vill öka försäljningen ännu mer kortsiktigt går det så klart att sänka priset.
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How many nanometers should nanoparticles of a catalyst be to optimize the course of the reaction?At the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, a qualitatively new technique was developed to improve the process of such optimization in microfluidic systems.Due to its simplicity and efficiency, this innovative technique should soon be used in the research on the new catalysts for the pharmaceutical and perfumery industries, among others."Flow catalysis is becoming more and more popular because it leads to the intensification of processes important for the industry.By electrolysis of water, the selected microreactor could supply hydrogen, necessary for the hydrogenation of chemical compounds in the flowing liquid, to the catalyst bed.It consists of grains of polymeric resin covered with nickel nanoparticles.
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Apple’s iOS 12.1.1 update is now available to download, and it comes with some new improvements and fixes for some controversial iOS 12 changes.Most notably, FaceTime — which faced a lot of criticism from users for removing features like the ability to take Live Photos during calls, and making the ‘flip camera’ button harder to find behind a menu — has been tweaked.The button has returned to the main screen, on the bottom menu row alongside the Mute, Effects, and End Call button.Other big features include dual SIM with eSIM support for additional carriers on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, and a notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR.Bugs like issues with visual voicemail downloading, Face ID being temporarily unavailable, and broken predictive text suggestions on Chinese and Japanese keyboards have also been fixed.You can read the full list of changes in Apple’s support log here, or check the Settings —> General —> Software Update on your iPhone and iPad devices.
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Qualcomm has officially peeled the curtain back on the Snapdragon 855 chipset, expected to power most major flagship smartphones in 2019.This setup consists of one high-end Kryo 485 core clocked at 2.84GHz, three Kryo 485 cores hitting 2.42GHz, and four Kryo 485 cores hitting 1.8GHz.The firm has revealed a CPU performance improvement of up to 45 percent over Qualcomm’s previous flagship processor.By comparison, the chipmaker claimed a CPU-related boost of 25 percent for the Snapdragon 845.A smaller boost for GPUQualcomm’s GPUs are among the best in the industry, as the Snapdragon 845 and cheaper chipsets deliver great performance in games and other graphic-intensive applications.
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This deal isn't for you.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Office Depot has the Samsung Xpress M2024W monochrome laser printer for $34.99 (plus tax).See it at Office DepotThis model is incredibly compact, with a footprint that measures just 13.7 x 8.5 inches.Yet it still manages to accommodate a 150-sheet input tray (which folds up when not in use).But here's the head-scratcher: Although it supports Wi-Fi Direct and can pair with select Android phones via NFC, you need Samsung's mobile app to print from mobile devices.
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the ceos of Ericsson and Telia pushed on Wednesday at the start of the 5G network at the institute of technology in Stockholm (KTH).Ericsson's ceo Börje Ekholm took the opportunity to give Swedish politicians and authorities, further a boot for that they are slow, and that Sweden risks to fall behind with the new technology.It has been built up several test network for 5g in recent years, but KTH will be the first with a network that is based on standardized technology that will continue to be used in Ericsson's networks all over the world. " For us, it is this line important because we have a large part of our research and development in Sweden.We have nearly 10,000 employees who work with this and it is important for us and be able to cooperate with local partners such as KTH and Telia in order to drive the development.this is currently the only network we have in addition to our own test network, " he says to TT.
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Zappos loves to tell stories about its customer service.The company is once again using its marketing to do just that with a colorful new brand campaign touting its 24/7 customer service and its shipping.The new work from Plan A will be used throughout the holidays and during the first quarter of 2019.It is the largest television media buy Zappos has done in the past seven to eight years, according to Kedar Deshpande, vp of technology and quantitative marketing at Zappos.By highlighting customer service and happiness during the holidays, which can be a stressful time for consumers, Deshpande believes the company can attract and retain new consumers.“We believe emphasizing happiness moments was better than fear-mongering like, ‘Hey, this could happen, and that’s why we are there,'” Deshpande said.
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Hard to believe it was almost a year ago that Apple finally offered cheaper battery replacement in older iPhones to make up for slowing their processors (the so-called “BatteryGate”).Apple began started the offer days into January 2018, but only for a year - which means you should act fast before it expires on December 31.If you own an iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, or X and think your battery is run down, you can replace the battery for a discounted $29 (down from the previous rate of $79).When the new year rolls over, most older iPhone battery replacements will go up to $49, while the newer iPhone X will cost $69, per MacRumors.The iPhone XS and XS Max aren’t covered because they weren’t released until long after the scandal, and they’re still under warranty anyway.As older batteries started wearing down, iPhones started shutting down when they failed to provide processors enough juice to maintain performance at peak usage.
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Worse things happen at seaThe company is working with DrChrono to provide EHR solutions to its physicians, who use this in conjunction with iPads and iPhones to provide treatment to patients remotely at sea.Communication technologies (radio, cellular, satellite and Internet networks) underpin the solution, but even though these continue to improve, these tools must handle some unique challenges.“Imagine being in the remote regions of the Bering Sea as close to Russia as you are far from Alaska and having a medical emergency with storms and rolling seas,” R Scott Lord, Vice President of Operations, Alaska Maritime Physicians, told me.AMP’s physicians have to be extremely versatile in working through urgent and emergent cases serving the maritime industry.”[Also read: iPads are the 'new stethoscope' and every doctor needs one...]
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The purpose of this programme is to foster closer links thus opening up exciting opportunities for new interdisciplinary research collaborations and potential technology innovations plus support for teaching.A major part of this new relationship is the Joint Study Agreement between IBM Research and the University of Liverpool.This makes the University a key research partner for IBM joining a small number of other academic partners worldwide who have signed agreements of this nature.Under the Agreement, the University and IBM plan to forge new research links in areas including artificial intelligence, big data and high performance computing across a broad range of disciplines including life sciences, engineering, chemistry and social sciences.The Agreement allows University researchers access to IBM's extensive range of facilities, services and products including IBM Watson, IBM's artificial intelligence platform.It is intended that sharing complementary knowledge, expertise and skills will create an environment with the potential to co-develop new technology solutions, tools and products.
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Almost echoing last year’s news, though with a bit more drama and urgency, reports claim that market demand for the iPhone XS and iPhone XR have turned out be quite the disappointment.This has allegedly forced Apple to cut orders, cut production, and revive iPhone X production.It still hasn’t run out of ways to convince its loyal users to make the jump, however.To dangle as much as a $100 credit when trading in an old iPhone for the latest iPhone XS or even just an iPhone XR.Apple has long had a trade-in program but this year has seen in kick the marketing up a notch, including rebranding it as “Apple GiveBack”.And perhaps just in time because it needs to get iPhone XS sales up from whatever channel it can.
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Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesAmazon had been founded five years earlier, in 1995, as a website that sold books.April L. Brown / AP ImagesOne of Walmart's earliest innovations to online shopping was when it launched its Site to Store service in 2007, allowing customers to shop online and pick up their orders in-store.The program has expanded quite a bit over the past decade.But e-commerce didn't become a huge focus for Walmart until somewhat recently.
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There was a time, not that long ago, when wearable devices were only the province of humans.Here in 2018, there are high-tech wearables available, regardless of whether you’re a tiny grasshopper or a significantly larger animal like a cow.Sitting neatly between these two size extremes is a new project coming out of the University of California, Riverside.Researchers there have developed a sort of “Fitbit for chickens.” It’s essentially a miniature backpack that’s capable of analyzing behavior — such as revealing if a chicken is pecking, preening, or dust-bathing — with an accuracy level of more than 85 percent.This is thanks to an algorithm trained on data gathered during the study.“We are interested in studying chicken behaviors, but traditional behavior studies required the researchers to make in-person observations or watch hours of video,” Amy Murillo, one of the researchers on the project, told Digital Trends.
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Bose QuietComfort 25 $109.99 (save $190)The Bose QuietComfort 25 are a little long in the tooth now, having been replaced by two series of 35s, but for this Cyber Monday price you probably won't find anything better.If you're a frequent traveler, then an extra hundred bucks on a still-good set of noise-canceling phones is probably worth it.See at Amazon Read CNET's reviewBose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) $299 (save $50)How do update one of the most popular noise-canceling headphones?
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Scammers are using Google Maps to trick people into giving up their bank details.The app lets users edit and update listings, so the fraudsters are changing banks' phone numbers to their own.Victims then call them up and give up their details without ever realise something's gone wrong.Scammers have found a new avenue for defrauding unsuspecting victims: Google Maps.The Google-run online map service lets users submit changes and corrections to listings — so would-be fraudsters are changing the contact details listed for banks on the app.Then, when unsuspecting bank customers ring up what they think is their financial institution, the scammers extract their private banking details and use it to empty their accounts.
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