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To clear out their large stock of products, they are now launching multiple promos on various devices; let’s check out some of the best deals!This small speaker comes with a very simple design and a metal frame that makes it strong and sleek, and is available in Black and White.Xiaomi’s device is of course wireless as it supports Bluetooth 4.0, inside it we also find two speakers for a better stereo sound output.You can get the Xiaomi Square Box Speaker for just 13.99$/ €9.97 using the coupon codes MISPEAKER3 or MISPEAKER3 (each coupon will work on 200 pcs).Next we have Xiaomi’s latest Redmi 5 Plus.The handset comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a trendy 18:9 aspect ratio on its 5.99-inch FHD display.
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Every year Sina, a Chinese technology giant holds a ceremony in Beijing named ‘Science and Technology Billboards’.This year, it happened on January 22.There were there were up to 19 awards set in three categories.Plus, there were six phone-related awards.It is named ‘Business Choice of the Year’.Seems the only business smartphones have been launched by BlackBerry.
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Although WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are the two most popular messaging apps, ultra-secure encrypted alternatives like Signal and Telegram are both growing rapidly.They’re niche, but they offer privacy-oriented features that are attractive to those concerned about confidentiality, or living in regimes where surveilance is all-encompasing.The firm contrasted the five most and least corrupt countries, according to Transparency International.In these corrupt countries, Apptopia found monthly active user (MUA) growth massively outstrips that from countries perceived as least corrupt.Signal saw users from the corrupt group of countries soar by 147 percent.In countries that are less corrupt, monthly active users growth was just 11 percent.
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Xiaomi has just announced the next major version of its Android-based MIUI custom OS.The announcement was made earlier today by co-founder and senior vice-president of Xiaomi Hong Feng, who coincidentally is the head of the company’s MIUI business unit at the 2017 summary meeting.The latest version of Xiaomi’s custom Android OS and successor to the MIUI 9 is dubbed MIUI 10, and not MIUI X as it was previously rumored.The company hasn’t revealed any details of the MIUI 10 but said the main development team will immediately swing into action.There are speculations that the biggest update to the Xiaomi MIUI 10 will be centered on artificial intelligence, as earlier hinted by representative Huong Zhong back in 2017.It was only a couple of days ago the company put an end to the MIUI 9 development when it released a couple of devices which can be upgraded to the latest MIUI 9.
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The latest Adobe Photoshop update rolling out today delivers the Select Subject tool promised last fall, a one-click selection tool that chooses what it thinks is the subject of a photo and automatically selects it.As a way of getting you about 90 percent of the way for a subset of your images, it's great.Of course, it's probably going to get better over time (please, please), especially if Adobe starts allowing you to tweak the settings a bit.The biggest problem is that the results look like it's using only one tolerance threshold; it doesn't handle anything with lower-contrast areas particularly well.For instance, in the photo above, it misses the front right paw because the white tip abuts a light-gray area, and the back sneaker bottom because the white isn't as bright as on the other sneaker.In this case, tweaking the results is an easy edit.
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“If you are located in this coastal area, move inland to higher ground.Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant inundation is possible or is already occurring,” Anchorage Office of Emergency Management said in a warning for Alaska and British Columbia.Tsunami warnings for parts of Alaska and Canada and a tsunami watch for the entire US west coast and Hawaii were issued.“Based on all available data a tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.Japan’s meteorological agency said it was monitoring the situation but did not issue a tsunami alertThis is a breaking news story and will be updated.
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Xiaomi’s high-end Mi lineup differentiates itself from the budget Redmi phones since its first Mi phone.Although the company started its journey with the Mi 3 in India, but it has been a constant focus (except for Mi 6) for them after the first phone was out.Xiaomi has not officially announced a release date for the Mi 7, but the company has scheduled to exhibit at MWC 2018.This signals at a probable showcase of the flagship next month.Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun confirmed the news at Qualcomm’s annual tech conference in Hawaii in December 2017.Also, the upcoming SoC will be focusing heavily on AI for the accompanied Hexagon digital signal processor.
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Fitness trackers are pretty remarkable devices when you know how to use them.In an ideal world, your fitness tracker would be like a digital personal trainer that sits on your wrist and coaches you through a training regime, powered by the rich data that it's observing.We sat down with Tom Fowler, President of Polar (and former professional triathlete) to talk about the state fitness trackers are in now, and where they are going.One of the main takeaways is that Polar has realized that fitness trackers need to go beyond the basic ‘this is what you’re doing’ tracking that many devices do:“There are lots of companies that can track GPS based metrics or heart rate based metrics and show you a billion different permutations of those numbers in terms of maxes, averages, your current blah blah blah," Tom said.“But here's the thing; just because you're wearing a watch and you can see that ‘Oh I'm running 7 minutes and 45 seconds a mile, and my heartbeat is 130 and I've been doing that an hour’ like ok, that's kind of neato data.
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A WhatsApp dedicated to business users was announced last week but wasn’t available in India.On Tuesday, the company announced availability of the platform on our shores.This dedicated business version of the platform will enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to interact with their customers.The SMEs will now be able to service their customers, providing them with answers to queries and get feedback.Businesses will start off by creating a business profile on WhatsApp with general information such as address and contact details.They can even create preset replies to queries which cuts down on the time required to answer.
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Intel’s had a (mostly) crappy start to the year, thanks to the revelation of Meltdown and Spectre, two major security flaws affecting a wide range of its processors that are present in hundreds of thousands of devices around the world.It’s working to release fixes for them, but Linux creator Linus Torvalds is not impressed by the company’s efforts.In a public email conversation between him and UK-based Amazon engineer David Woodhouse, Torvalds (pictured above giving the bird to Nvidia) calls the patches, “COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE.”According to him, the Meltdown patch requires the user to opt in and enable the fix while the computer boots up, when it really should just be enabled automatically.Torvalds believes that this isn’t being turned on by default because it could affect performance benchmark tests and make Intel look bad.TechCrunch noted that he’s also mad about redundant fixes for previously mitigated security flaws, which he believes are being included to pad the patch, so it appears to solve a number of issues instead of merely addressing Meltdown.
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Listen, I’ll be the first to admit it: it’s not easy getting older.Personally, there’s something inescapably frustrating about feeling myself slow down when I simply can’t afford to.But more than that, I’m irritated when I can sense myself thinking something is a good idea because it’s familiar.And while this might seem like a personal issue at first glance, you can rest assured that your ability to embrace change is going to have a massive impact on your work.Writers call it a creative block, but it’s infinitely easier to experience innovation block with your business.More specifically, you’re so locked in a particular way of looking at the world and your business that you fail to see any other options available to you.
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We previously talked about what differentiates the Elephone U and Elephone U Pro, with one of those differences being the material used for the frame of the phone.Today, Elephone released some more info regarding this detail; let’s hear them out.In the image above we can admire the Elephone U Pro or at least the render of it.We know it’s the Pro version because the company just stated that the more expensive and premium variant is coming with a polished aluminum frame which – according to Elephone – will “shine like a diamond”.Meanwhile the plain Ulefone U will be featuring a cheaper aluminum alloy with a “frosted” finish on top, making it look less shiny and thus less premium.Albeit they’re only renders, we can also enjoy the smartphones apparent thinness.
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Combining two different polymer forms can switch manufacturing of silicone parts from molding, casting and spin coating of simple forms to 3-D printing of complex geometries with better mechanical characteristics and better biological adhesion, according to a team of Penn State researchers."So far, PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane, or silicone) has limitations in formability and manufacturing of devices," said Ibrahim T. Ozbolat, Hartz Family Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics and bioengineering.The material is more commonly seen as heat-resistant silicone spatulas and flexible baking pans, but these are geometrically simple and can easily be molded.For any material to serve as "ink" in a 3-D printer, it must be able to go through the printing nozzle and maintain shape once it is deposited.The material cannot spread, seep or flatten or the integrity of the design is lost."We optimized the mixture for printability, to control extrusion and fidelity to the original pattern being printed," said Ozbolat.
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If you were about to install Intel’s fix for Spectre and Meltdown, don’t be so fast: the chip company is advising those with certain processors to avoid the security patches currently available.Intel began pushing out fixes along with the help of its system partners earlier this month, as it tried to deal with the twin security issues identified by Google Project Zero and others.However, that process hasn’t been entirely smooth-running.Early fears of a significant slowdown seemed to be unfounded, though independent testing of both consumer and server processors from Intel’s line-up did show some impact after the updates were installed.Users of computers based on Intel Haswell or Broadwell processors reported a greater than typical number of unexpected restarts.It’s been impacting both consumer and server systems, the chip-maker confirmed back on January 11, though at that point the advice was to continue applying whatever software updates were being released.
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Unbound is a self-described sextech webshop for rebellious women and its founder, Polly Rodriguez, is a unique and fascinating representative for the site.In this Technotopia podcast I talk to Rodriguez about the future of sex toys and why sex robots probably won’t win us over.It’s refreshing to hear someone like Rodriguez talk about the future of human-to-human content and what it takes to go beyond the cliches.Technotopia is a podcast by John Biggs about a better future.You can subscribe in Stitcher, RSS, or iTunes and listen the MP3 here.
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Image credit: Hero Images | Getty ImagesIt's important to convert as many of your visitors into leads or sales the very first time they land on your website, because it may be your only chance.Between 70 and 96 percent of your website visitors will never return once they leave after that initial browsing session.The easiest way to increase your chances of generating conversions is by getting those visitors to stick around -- the longer they stay on your website, the greater the chance of them converting.Every page on your website needs to have some sort of call-to-action that eventually leads to revenue generation.For example, a blog post should include links to other pieces of relevant content within your website, or more information about a particular product or service.
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SugarCRM CEO Larry Augustin looks at the the CRM trends expected for 2018 – from “bloatware” and AI, to the definition of cloud changing…yet again!However, due to the rapid pace of change in CRM (and tech in general) driven by artificial intelligence (AI), the continued growth of the cloud and upcoming compliance like GDPR necessitating development, we’re finally on the verge of significant change fuelling new possibilities.Given this backdrop, I’d like to offer some CRM trends that are actually worth considering.Instead, they will focus on systems providing strong core CRM functionality, which enable organisations to react quickly to changes in the business landscape or customer expectations.In today’s world where results are king, the 9-5 grind is an arbitrary concept linked to a time when employees laboured at looms and assembly lines until the whistle blew.Modern CRM tools will help every aspect of the business discover a new world of work-life balance.
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At any given moment, a single neuron can relay instructions to thousands of other neurons via synapses -- the spaces between neurons, across which neurotransmitters are exchanged.In this way, small neuromorphic chips could, like the brain, efficiently process millions of streams of parallel computations that are currently only possible with large banks of supercomputers.The research was led by Jeehwan Kim, the Class of 1947 Career Development Assistant Professor in the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, and a principal investigator in MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics and Microsystems Technology Laboratories.Most neuromorphic chip designs attempt to emulate the synaptic connection between neurons using two conductive layers separated by a "switching medium," or synapse-like space.But it's been difficult to control the flow of ions in existing designs.Kim says that's because most switching mediums, made of amorphous materials, have unlimited possible paths through which ions can travel -- a bit like Pachinko, a mechanical arcade game that funnels small steel balls down through a series of pins and levers, which act to either divert or direct the balls out of the machine.
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By now, you’ve probably already seen the City of Los Angeles’ stunning social media call for a graphic designer.Rarely have we seen a need so eloquently illustrated.Government bodies can be among the worst graphic design offenders (consider the FBI’s “fun and games” page).The people most equipped to help often waste little time pointing it out.Remember that one time the freaky NSA report leaked and, amid the loss of our privacy, etc., all we could focus on was how ugly it was?But it’s also possible we suffer from a dearth of good bureaucratic design because nobody’s applying to those gigs, which makes L.A.’s horrific offense to the senses a veritable stroke of genius.
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Bitcoin investment website BitConnect might have closed down its fraudulent lending and exchange platform, but its task force of dedicated promoters are still at it – and are now targeting gullible “investors” in Indonesia and other parts of Asia.Duped BitConnect community members have tipped off TNW that some of the company’s promoters are now actively seeking to recruit potential investors via local social media channels and WhatsApp groups in Asia.The price of BCC (BitConnect Coin) will go up within several months.So, just hold and save your BCC coin in your wallet.” The messages were originally delivered in Indonesian, but sources have since helped us to translate them in English.In fact, a blog post from July claims Santoso was recently appointed as the main promoter for the territory of Indonesia.Santoso has previously promoted the dubious investment platform in numerous videos on YouTube.
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