At MWC 2018, Lenovo introduced the Yoga 730.But this is a high-end laptop with a starting price of $900.Therefore, it’s not affordable for many customers.To fill the gap the manufacturer unveiled another product with identical features.Today the Lenovo Flex 14 was uncovered with a starting price of $600.But we have to take a closer look at its key features in order to understand what’s been ‘cut’ in comparison to the Yoga 730.
Today we’re having a peek at what may be the biggest event in the history of the game Pokemon GO.In this week, called Legendary Week, users will have access to three of the most powerful Pokemon in the game: Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza.These Pokemon will all be available to roll in Raid Battles for a limited amount of time, starting immediately if not soon!Niantic aims to make users battle one of these Pokemon more than the other, based on the types of Pokemon they’d like to catch.That’s a confusing sentence for the uninitiated.Each of these Pokemon will add to a points pile each time they’re defeated.
Google is using this app to push its implementation of RCS so that Android phones can offer features like group messaging, IP voice calls, and file sharing.Google also shared this week that it has now partnered with 43 carriers and device manufacturers to bring RCS messaging to every Android user (although the company notes 60 support the standard in some form).Here’s the pitch, in Google’s own words:Last year we created an Early Access Program to make it easier for brands to start participating in RCS business messaging (the mobile industry’s term for rich business-to-consumer messages).Today companies across food, travel, retail and delivery services in the U.S. and Mexico are starting to have better conversations with their customers using RCS as part of our Early Access Program.With RCS, businesses can send more useful and interactive messages to their customers.
When a horny netizen logs into their Tinder profile using their phone number as a username, the hookup app relies on the Facebook-built AccountKit.com to check the person is legit owner of that account.Facebook's system texts a confirmation code to the punter, they receive it on their phone, and type the code into Account Kit's website.Account Kit verifies the code is correct, and if it is, issues Tinder an authorization token, allowing the login attempt to complete.It's a simple, easy, and supposedly secure password-less system: your Tinder account is linked to your phone number, and as long as you can receive texts to that number, you can log into your Tinder account.However, Appsecure founder Anand Prakash discovered Account Kit didn't check whether the confirmation code was correct when the toolkit's software interface – its API – was used in a particular way.Supplying a phone number as a "new_phone_number" parameter in an API call over HTTP skipped the verification code check, and the kit returned a valid "aks" authorization token.
The Boring Company will have to overcome concerns from local lawmakers about disrupting existing infrastructure or public transit systems.Elon Musk's Boring Company has received a permit from the Washington, D.C. government that will allow it to begin some initial digging and other preparatory work in a parking lot about a mile from the US Capitol.The permit represents just the first of many steps that would be required before the company could begin building a tunnel system in the D.C. area.Musk hopes to use the Boring Company to build tunnels for high-speed transit systems like Loop and Hyperloop.Elon Musk's Boring Company has taken the first steps toward potentially building a tunnel system in Washington D.C. On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that the Boring Company received a permit from the D.C. government that will allow it to begin some initial digging and other preparatory work in a parking lot about a mile from the US Capitol.The lot could eventually become a station in a high-speed transit system, according to a Boring Company spokesperson, who added that stations in such a system would be smaller and more "widely distributed" than traditional train stations.
Warren Buffet at the premiere of 'The Post' in Washington DC.Dennis Van Tine/APWarren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has replaced Wells Fargo as its biggest investment.Apple held the top spot in the firm's portfolio as of December 31, according to the fourth-quarter 13-F filing published last week.Major investment firms, including hedge funds, are required to disclose their long positions in stocks every quarter.Because of a time delay, however, these positions may have changed or been closed by the time the filing is public.Buffett's annual letter to shareholders is set to be released on Saturday.
We’re stocking up on star speakers for our GamesBeat Summit 2018, which will take place at the beautiful Claremont Resort in Berkeley, California, on April 9 and April 10.Our speakers include Philip Rosedale, the CEO of virtual reality world High Fidelity and former head of Linden Lab, the creator the virtual world Second Life; Andrea Rene, host, video producer, and writer at What’s Good Games; and Aaron Loeb, the president of studios at FoxNext Games.You can get your tickets here at 30 percent off our rate using the code DEAN.That panel also includes Gio Hunt, executive vice president at Blizzard Entertainment, and Jon “Neverdie” Jacobs, one of the pioneers of virtual spaces and a cryptocurrency leader.He invested in startups such as Milk, Sunglass.io, Akili Interactive, and Crowdfunder.FoxNext games acquired Cold Iron Studios to work on a sci-fi shooter PC game based on the Alien films.
The senior military advisor to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed in a press conference in Tehran today that Western nations had deployed reptiles as nuclear spies.Agence France-Presse reports that Hassan Firuzabadi, previously chief of staff of Iran's military, justified the recent arrest of environmentalists by claiming that the West had used scientists and environmental activists to spy on Iran's nuclear program by deploying lizards that could "attract atomic waves."There has been a recent wave of arrests of prominent Iranian environmentalists.Kavous Seyed Emami, a sociology professor and environmental activist who also held Canadian citizenship, was arrested last month and died in prison this past weekend—reportedly hanging himself while held in solitary confinement.Emami was the founder of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, a group dedicated to protection of Iran's endangered species.A number of other activists associated with the Foundation were also arrested in the sweep last month, including Iranian-American businessman Morad Tahabaz—a board member—and Hooman Jokar, a vice-chairman of the Foundation and head of the Asiatic Cheetah desk at Iran's Department of the Environment.
Naturally, the media giant is buoyant about the future of the youth-focused platform, but in a world where social networks have the power to deprioritise publisher content with the click of a button, it's clear Bloomberg’s global head of digital is treading carefully.Yes, TicToc might be able to leverage the muscle power of Bloomberg's 2700-strong network of journalists and analysts, as well as the infrastructure of its 120 offices worldwide, but Havens admitted his team of around 50 still speaks to Twitter "daily" about how things are going.Speaking to The Drum, he said that many digital platforms have come to “understand that the economic pie has not been maybe shared in a way that is helping the premium content providers”.“You have to build a business model that works for you and not be reliant on trying to outsource your content on others’ platforms,” he added.While he didn’t directly address Facebook, Havens comments are timely given recent changes to the social network’s news feed algorithm which will shift the emphasis towards user content by demoting posts from businesses, brands and media to make them less prominent.Some publishers like men's title Joe have said there’s “no need to panic” about the shift, whereas others like the Financial Times have implied that it is a sign social platforms should work more closely with publishers to find a “sustainable solution to the challenges of the new information ecosystem”.
For a long while, Intel has remained practically unchallenged on desktops and especially on laptops and tablets for a couple of reasons.One of those was because Intel’s processors came with integrated GPUs that deliver graphics functionality right out of the box, without having to invest in a discrete card unless absolutely necessary.Now, however, it has gotten some real competition.AMD has been trying to gnaw at Intel’s share of the market on servers and desktops and now it completes the picture with its first Ryzen processors that include their very own integrated Vega GPU in a single chip.Make no mistake, an integrated GPU will never be able to outperform a discrete one, even without factoring in gaming use cases.Besides, at the rate that Intel has been improving its integrated graphics technology, basic gaming and sometimes even multimedia creation is even possible to some extent.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY -- About 10 years ago, several labs discovered that a gene called MELK is overexpressed, or turned on to a high degree, in many cancer cell types.Now, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) researchers, led by CSHL Fellow Jason Sheltzer, report that MELK is not actually involved in cancer.Furthermore, Sheltzer and his colleagues suggest that the discrepancy with previous findings results from inherent flaws in the scientific techniques that have been used to link MELK to cancer.Over the past few years, Sheltzer and Stony Brook University students Chris Giuliano and Ann Lin have been performing genomic analyses on tumors surgically removed from cancer patients.Their goal has been to identify genes whose activity levels are correlated with low patient survival rates.The researchers then planned to use a gene-editing technology called CRISPR to eliminate the genes from different cancer cell lines one at a time to see if they could kill the cells.
VLC 3.0 has officially launched and it brings with it a bunch of new major features, not the least of which is the official arrival of Chromecast support.The app is now better suited for modern displays and content, packing in things like High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 8K support, and more.The 3.0 version of the software has been named “Vetinari.”VLC is the incredible, and still free, media player that keeps on giving.The app is lightweight, available for just about any device you have, free of advertisements and unnecessary trim.And now it’s ready to play your most demanding videos, including ones with a huge 3840 x 2160 resolution and a high dynamic range.
Watching Falcon Heavy launch into space was awesome.Buy you know what’s even better?Actually hearing what it was like to be at the launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida.Smarter Every Day, a science-oriented YouTube channel, posted its Falcon Heavy footage with the unique twist of using binaural audio.By using headphones, you can listen to the roar of the rocket’s launch and landing – not to mention the accompanying sonic booms – and feel as if you’re really there.For those not familiar, binaural audio is a method of recording 3D sound using microphones embedded in a person’s (or dummy head’s) ears.
Deck13’s The Surge was an underrated gem from 2017, blending Dark Souls-like mechanics with a unique limb-targeting combat system and a gritty science-fiction setting.It appears to have been a success for the studio and publisher Focus Home Interactive, as the two companies are moving forward on a sequel.“The Surge 2 keeps what fans and critics loved about the original — hardcore combat utilizing a unique, dynamic limb-targeting system and deep character progression — while also expanding greatly upon the formula,” Focus Home Interactive said in the announcement.“The Surge 2 takes place in a brand new environment: A sprawling, devastated city with larger and more ambitious level design, made possibly by Deck13’s expanded limb-targeting system.”The first game drew some criticism for its homogeneous environments.Taking place entirely within a corporation’s headquarters, the areas had a tendency to blend together with their similar colors and rooms.
Possible spoilers for "Westworld" ahead.So far, fans of HBO's "Westworld" have only spent time in that specific cowboy-centric theme park from the show's title.But now it looks like Westworld, last seen facing a disastrous revolt by its android hosts, could be joined on the show by other themed lands.During the Super Bowl on Sunday, HBO showed a "Westworld" trailer for season 2, and it turns out it contained more than meets the eye.Reddit user Askin1 spotted white bars 33 seconds in to the preview, and figured out they could be read in binary code to equal 220.127.116.11.Put that into a browser bar, and it relocates to DelosDestinations.com, Delos being the parent company of the fictional theme parks.
He instead scooped up what he terms “a whole bunch of space junk.” His haul included a dented bracket from a Space Shuttle’s tail fin ($240), a spacesuit’s heater cable ($240), and four reels of 16-mm film that were advertised as having something to do with Viking, the 1970s NASA program that landed America’s first two spacecraft on Mars ($360).Heinrich, meanwhile, won a series of patents for methods of enhancing the stability of parachutes as they unfurl.But there are a million other shapes it takes as it does that, and a million variables that affect that process of deployment and inflation.You just never know what’s going to happen as it captures the air.” And when that air is stratosphere-thin and rushing by at supersonic speeds, the list of things that can go wrong gets staggeringly long; there are countless potential pressure spikes that can distort the canopy as it struggles to achieve its final form.Awash in limitless cash thanks to its pivotal role in the Cold War, NASA spent vast sums on the program and two follow-up initiatives.His original marching orders at NASA were to build an inflatable decelerator so effective that it could slow a Mars-bound vehicle to less than the speed of sound in a matter of minutes.
New Jersey is enforcing net neutrality with a new executive order that requires ISPs to follow neutrality rules if they sell Internet service to state agencies.That's because the order says that "adherence to 'net neutrality' principles means that an ISP shall not [violate the rules] with respect to any consumers in New Jersey (including but not limited to State entities)."While ISPs would be allowed to block or throttle content in cases of "reasonable network management," those situations must be disclosed to customers.More generally, each ISP subject to the order would have to provide consumers with "accurate information regarding the network and transport management practices (including cellular data and wireless broadband transport), and performance and commercial terms of its broadband Internet access services."The order will apply to ISPs that accept state contracts on or after July 1 of this year."We may not agree with everything we see online, but that does not give us a justifiable reason to block the free, uninterrupted, and indiscriminate flow of information," Murphy in his announcement.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus, has been a pretty face in the smartphone manufacturing industry since the launch of OnePus 5T in November 2017.The first batch of this smartphone sold out within seconds and until today, no major complaint has been made for this device.Since its launch, the company has released the Lava Red version, Star Wars Edition, Sandstone White Variant, and a new Red version of OP5T is coming soon.In addition, this smartphone which launched with OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat has been upgraded to Android Oreo.All these coupled with the fact that the hardware and performance of this flagship device are top-notch, it has been listed as the “best smartphone of 2017” by Tweakers Awards 17/18.It scored 17.26% to claim the top spot while Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8 scored 15.95% and 13.83% respectively to occupy second and third positions respectively.
Figures suggest that the Global Beauty & Personal Care Products market is expected to grow from $432.7 billion in 2016 to $750 billion by 2024, according to Inkwood Research.Europe is expected to hold the largest market share, projected to be worth $225 billion in the next six years.For online beauty booking platform JOLYY, it is proposing a solution through the blockchain technology that will have huge potential for the industry such as increasing efficiency and faster payments, and lowering the cost of commissions for salons and clients.Founded in 2016 as a way of improving business models for online beauty booking sites across Europe, JOLYY has already garnered popularity in the local market with the first version of its platform.This platform will be built on the Origin Protocol, which uses the ethereum blockchain, enabling buyers and sellers to interact with each other in an effective manner.The new decentralized platform gives users the chance to book appointments 24/7, find the best prices for treatments, see the available days and hours, receive rewards, and pay in JOLYY’s native token, JOY for services or in the JOLYY store.
All eyes may be on the Galaxy S9 right now, and its imminent debut, but Samsung’s 2018 smartphone strategy doesn’t hinge on just one flagship.The newest model in the top-end Galaxy line-up may be just weeks away from its Mobile World Congress 2018 reveal, but there are more than twenty new products across phones and tablets that Samsung is believed to have waiting in the wings.The Galaxy S9 – and its Galaxy S9+ sibling – are shaping up to be fairly evolutionary updates of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.Outwardly, they’re expected to use the same sized displays – complete with the distinctive wraparound screen – as their predecessors, though on the back there’ll be a new camera technology which adds dual apertures for more DSLR-like photography.The codenames had been pulled from a framework-res in a leaked beta of Oreo intended for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and cover a variety of devices both in the smartphone and the tablet segments.Some have been connected with the likely production device they’ll probably launch as, but others are still a mystery.