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Xiaomi has taken to Weibo to tease the Lake Blue variant of the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro.Sibling to the Redmi 6 and 6A the 6 Pro is all set to be unveiled alongside the Mi Pad 4 on the 25th of this month, a mere three days from now.The phone will be available in a variety of colors, Rose Gold, Sand Gold, Lake Blue, Black and Flame Red.The phone sports all the gimmicks you would find on a phone made in 2018.There’s a full screen display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, dual cameras on the back and will probably feature face unlock.The fingerprint scanner sits on the back.
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Blockchain might actually prove helpful for a changeIn an effort to demonstrate there are actual uses for blockchain technology, global professional services biz EY and Microsoft have teamed up to offer companies a way to manage rights and royalties.Ubisoft - a Microsoft game publishing partner - intends to test the system, which relies on the Quorum blockchain protocol, Microsoft's Azure cloud infrastructure and supporting technologies."The opportunity to collaborate with EY and Microsoft on blockchain use cases in the domain of digital contracts and royalties is truly exciting," said Loic Amans, SVP of finance and strategic planning at Ubisoft, in canned remarks.It will, we're told, offer almost real-time insight into sales transactions, info that tends to be useful for marketing analytics.Paul Brody, EY global innovation leader for blockchain, contends blockchain tech is ideally suited to this particular situation.
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The consensual relationship was in violation of a policy that applies to all managers, Intel saidIntel chief executive Brian Krzanich is to leave the company with immediate effect after the company learned of a consensual relationship with an employee, Intel said.The relationship was in violation of Intel’s non-fraternisation policy, according to the company.“Intel was recently informed that Mr Krzanich had a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee,” Intel said in a statement.“An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel has confirmed a violation of Intel’s non-fraternisation policy, which applies to all managers.Given the expectation that all employees will respect Intel’s values and adhere to the company’s code of conduct, the board has accepted Mr Krzanich’s resignation.”
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The Mi Pad 4 was yesterday confirmed to get a Snapdragon 660 chipset and an 8-inch screen by Xiaomi.Today, some long-hidden images of the tablet have now been posted in the open on Weibo.Thie images show a slim bezel-design confirming what we previously thought was going to happen.The tablet will integrate a 16:10 aspect ratio surely.Most of the design elements are taken from last year’s tablet.It has a single rear camera positioned on the top left corner of the new slate and there’s a long rectangular white strip that runs along the most of the top edge on the back side.
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Welcome back to your guide to finding out what's new online.Every week, we put together a podcast that lets you know what's been added to services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Now.The audio is about a minute or two long.If you want to watch a bunch of robots and humans interacting, you've got a great option this weekend.The final episode of the new season of Westworld arrives on Sunday, June 24 at HBO's streaming services.The series was renewed for a third season quickly after the season two premiere.
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Finding yourself frustrated once you get to that final circle only to be surrounded by rockets, shotguns and continuous, unchecked building?Epic is looking at how it can help players counter that play style, detailing upcoming changes in a blog post, published Thursday."You should be able to find Victory Royales through multiple strategies," Epic explained."It's important to support a variety of late game strategies, that don't boil down to 'just build lol'."is the reason I, personally, am a total amateur when it comes to Fortnite.The crux of the changes will enable players to counter others in combat -- especially in late-game scenarios which tend to be dominated by excessive building and powerful shotguns.
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The Nintendo Switch is one of the most innovative gaming consoles to launch of late but, like any gaming device, it isn’t immune to one of the entertainment industry’s biggest problem: piracy.Many companies have tried different methods of fighting or discouraging piracy, often at the expense of inconveniencing legit users.Nintendo, however, may have come up with a nearly foolproof method that would ban such pirates from playing games online or even ban them from Nintendo Network for good.While Nintendo will probably never confirm the exact details of its anti-piracy system, Redditor SciresM paints a rather detailed overview of what is involved.In a nutshell, Nintendo performs a series of checks whenever a Switch user tries to play a game online.One of the things it checks for is a game’s unique certificate, a secret, encrypted, and very unique piece of data that will tell Nintendo’s servers if a game is a pirated copy or not.
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Nightingale Health, the Finnish innovator of an internationally recognized blood biomarker technology for studying chronic diseases, will analyse the biomarker profiles of 500,000 blood samples from UK Biobank.The ground-breaking research initiative was announced today at the UK Biobank Scientific Conference 2018 in London.Until recently, technological constraints and prohibitive costs have prevented the analysis of comprehensive metabolic data from large-scale biobank collections, but this process has been made viable by Nightingale's technology, which measures over 200 metabolic biomarkers in a single blood test.He expects the combination of these biomarker data with the detailed health information that participants have already provided to generate many new insights.Providing the medical research community with these additional high quality metabolic biomarker data on such a large scale will enhance discovery science and population science, providing opportunities to benefit patient care and public health.""Analysing 500,000 blood samples from a single study with Nightingale's comprehensive biomarker profiling technology allows us to uncover metabolic signatures that reflect a risk for future disease onset, as well as their underlying risk factors.
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San Francisco, CA--June 21, 2018--Prellis Biologics, a San Francisco-based 3D tissue printing company, announced that it has reached record speed and resolution in the quest to print human tissue with viable capillaries, bringing the goal of printing human replacement organs closer to reality."A major goal in tissue engineering is to create viable human organs, but nobody could print tissue with the speed and resolution needed to form capillaries," said Melanie Matheu, PhD, CEO and co-founder of Prellis Biologics."At Prellis, we've now developed that technology, paving the way for important medical advances and, ultimately, functional organ replacements."Printing speed is crucial, since cells can only survive for a limited amount of time without a blood supply.And tissue that is densely packed with cells will die in less than 30 minutes unless oxygen and nutrients can be supplied immediately, through capillaries.Fine printing resolution is as vital as speed, since capillaries are microscopic in size --about 5 to 10 microns in diameter (in comparison, a human hair is 75 to 100 microns).
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Maurizio Pellecchia, who holds the Daniel Hays Chair in Cancer Research at the University of California, Riverside, has received two grants to continue his research aimed at finding therapeutics for cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and other neurodegenerative diseases.The second is a nearly $2.3 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, or NINDS, of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH.An announcement of funding opportunities in a newsletter issued by the UCR Office of Research and Economic Development caught Pellecchia's attention and led him to apply for the NASEM grant.The selection process was highly competitive: only 15 applications, or 12 percent of all proposals, received funding after being evaluated independently by Egyptian and U.S. reviewers.The research will focus on the receptor EphA3 (ephrin type-A receptor 3), which plays a key role in cell proliferation in cancer.The EphA3 receptor includes an extracellular portion, meaning it is located outside the cell, which interacts with its ligands termed "ephrins."
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It feels like it’s been approximately 300 years since Doctor Who was last on the air, which has got me thinking about the classic show while waiting for the arrival of Jodie Whittaker’s new Doctor.Jon Pertwee’s tenure as the third Doctor had largely been confined to earthbound adventures, with a story decision to have the Time Lords forbid the Doctor to use his TARDIS lingering from the end of Patrick Troughton’s run.UNIT, a hallmark of the Third Doctor’s era of Doctor Who, faces the titular android of “Robot.”The era had seen Doctor Who become much more of an ensemble show, with the Doctor supported not just by his usual companions, but also a cast of regulars who were part of UNIT, a military and scientific research group whose job it was to safeguard Earth from alien threats.But this sea change — a shaking up of the status quo, a new Doctor, and even an extra companion in the form of Harry Sullivan, a young Navy doctor — lends more to making season 12 exciting to look back on in a historical aspect rather than a qualitative one.This run of stories — “Robot,” “The Ark in Space,” “The Sontaran Experiment,” “Genesis of the Daleks,” and “Revenge of the Cybermen,” all loosely connected as one continuous arc of adventures but mostly standalone—offers a masterclass in everything great Doctor Who should be, from the variety of its settings to the quality of its villains, and from its range of tones to the themes it tackles.
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Ofcom CEO Sharon White has suggested the total cost of delivering adequate 4G coverage to the entirety of the UK landmass could cost as much as £6 billion.Speaking at Connected Britain in London, White said she was pleased with the progress in eliminating connectivity ‘notspots’ – both fixed and mobile – noting the improvements in coverage and speed since she assumed her role in 2015.That solid progress has been driven by commercial ambition, government policy, public funding and, I hope, a favourable regulatory environment.Situations like those are unacceptable in 2018.I feel like we’re a marathon runner reaching the final five percent [of the race].The terrain is getting tough and planning rules aren’t favourable.”
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The cryptocurrency’s founder prefers to stay anonymous as many others in the industry.“I was trying to imagine the thought process of their founders: OK, Bitcoin has 21 million coins, Ethereum has 100 million — we need 10 billion then.Like they were trying to impress everyone by the number of tokens their networks have,” William told Hard Fork.It was just for fun.”With just one coin in circulation, OneSingleCoin doesn’t plan to compete with Bitcoin or the rest of the coins in terms of market cap.With the current price of $2,117 (3.94 ETH), it is already the second most expensive coin behind Bitcoin’s $6,711.
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Last week it was announced that Aldi's whiskies had won a bunch of prestigious awards, despite the fact they cost a lot less than other, more expensive brands.Turns out the discount supermarket's quality booze isn't restricted to spirits, because its champagne has just been named one of the best in the world.The £10.99 Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut just won a 'silver outstanding' medal at the International Wine and Spirits Challenge.It's proper Champagne too, from the right region and everything, where it's made by Philizot et Fils.The wine is supposed to taste fruity, with some floral hints, if that's the kind of thing you care about in booze.If you're looking to seem posh on a budget, then you'll already have been sold by the price tag.
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Its full-year results, out today, confirm that the firm has taken a beating as it struggles with customers upgrading phones less often and the demise of the high street.For the 12 months ended 28 April, the biz reported pre-tax profits of £382m – down from £500m in 2016-17.The firm has had a rough few months, having announced plans to shutter 92 of its 650 stores amid a profit warning in May, followed by public revelations that the personal info of some 1.2 million people had been exposed in a hack.CEO Alex Baldock, who took the reins April, admitted there was "plenty of work to do" but that "there's nothing here that can't be done, and we expect top and bottom-line benefit of doing it".Despite the apparently gloomy situation, Baldock added: "I'm even more confident than the day I took the job in our long-term prospects."On the earnings call, the boss emphasised that the firm planned to focus on its core business and make significant improvements to infrastructure, adding that people, process, data and technology "all needs plenty of work".
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Underground sports lottery operators are moving to social media amid the closure of numerous betting apps and a rise in traffic due to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Following the start of the event, online sports lottery platforms in China are flourishing.According to a Global Times report, four out of the top 10 free apps in China’s Apple App Store are sports lottery-related apps.The popularity, however, has drawn concerns over the legitimacy and problems of online sports betting and gambling platforms.Local media reports suggest that dozens of online sports lottery apps have been shut down this week for no apparent reason—some platforms claim to be upgrading their systems while others attribute their shuttering to the unprecedented number of site visits.Nonetheless, an increasing number of underground lottery operators are moving to social media and getting off the government’s radar, and rising along with it, are fraud, scams, and illegal activities.
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tattoos out there, but few might ever be as regrettable as the one that apparently caused an immune disorder and years of chronic pain in a UK woman.To ensure her body wouldn’t reject the new organs, she had been taking drugs that intentionally weakened her immune system ever since.Despite her condition, she had previously gotten a tattoo on her right leg with no trouble.But almost immediately after getting a new one on her left thigh, she developed a mild rash.It wasn’t until she visited a specialist at a rheumatology clinic 10 months later that she finally found out what was wrong with her.She went through a battery of tests, most of which uncovered no explanation for her chronic pain.
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When you've made your smash hit about being all by yourself, it's therefore a great idea to build a city so you can spend time with more people.Akon, the singer behind 2004's Lonely, is building a futuristic city in Senegal on 2,000 acres of land that's just five minutes from the new international airport and a short drive from the country's capital city of Dakar.The Akon Crypto City has been described as a "real-life Wakanda," a reference to Marvel's Black Panther's fictional high-tech country, which has towering skyscrapers hidden by cloaking technology.The city's currency will be 100 percent crypto-based and use Akon's own AKoin digital coin.The city will feature everything a modern city needs, including stadiums, universities, schools and light manufacturing facilities.
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While launch dates of the Redmi 6 Pro and the Mi Pad 4 are already disclosed, this hasn’t stopped Xiaomi from disseminating full-blown press release images of the handset before launch.While this may dampen the launch a bit, but much of the Redmi 6 Pro is known already.With the new official renders, we now also know the colour variants of the handset.At first glance, the renders not only show a notch, it also shows a big bottom chin for th affordable Redmi device.The Redmi 6 Pro will come in five colours – Rose Gold, Sand Gold, Lake Blue, Black and Flame Red.As for what’s inside the phone has already been revealed.
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Not all superheroes wear capes, but many do, and it’s a long-established fact that these capes are crucial when it comes to flying around town to fight crime and brood and whatnot.Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State UniversityCapes by themselves are not aerodynamic in the sense of producing lift or reducing drag.Thus, Superman’s cape serves no real purpose other than complimenting the Man of Steel’s costume colour scheme, or providing some moderate warmth from upper level air currents.Thus a cape with this structure could be configured as a wing to produce aerodynamic lift and provide limited flight control for a superhero.Wingsuits do this by enhancing the a skydiver’s ability to produce limited lift by providing additional surface area and allowing the skydiver to control the distribution of aerodynamic forces using their limbs.
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