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The Fifth Dimension’s weird physics grant Mxyzptlk’s species godlike powers over not just the Fifth Dimension but other realities and dimensions they can traverse to, but they pretty much explicitly use it to be jerks, which is pretty fun!Many comic book multiverses have the concept of a whole dimension that exists between the fabric of parallel universes, but none are as edgelord-y as DC’s, which is literally called the Bleed.Originally the concept in DC comics was simply referred to as Limbo, but the Bleed was introduced as an idea in Wildstorm in the ‘90s before the New 52 shuffled all of DC’s properties together into a re-imagined multiverse, making the Bleed the official name for the interconnected and suitably edgy pathway dimension of DC’s multiverse.It was actually first described as a series of pocket realities that could be reached when shrunk down to subatomic sizes (by, say, Ant-Man’s Pym particles); it first appeared in a Captain America story, in which a tiny Cap and Bucky ended the despotic regime of a sinister yet minuscule king named Togaro, who had sent his daughter to grow up in the giant-sized realm of Earth.Perhaps one of the most famous alternate dimensions of all, the Phantom Zone basically just exists to be filled with nothing.First discovered by Superman’s dad Jor-El, it was meant to be a more humane way to treat prisoners than placing them in suspended animation, but considering it’s a nothingness void that exists outside of all concepts of space and time, it seems like it’s a really miserable alternative.
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We love cars here at Digital Trends, but we don’t love everything about them.Something that is right at the top of every car owner’s list of things they despise about car ownership?Defrosting a vehicle’s windows on cold winter mornings.Fortunately, researchers from ETH Zurich in Switzerland are on the case — and their solution involves some pretty darn cool tech.What they have developed is a solar-activated nanoscale-thick coating consisting of two different materials, gold and titanium dioxide.Together, these materials have a unique sunlight-absorbing property, rendering them capable of defrosting frozen windows rapidly.
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As a former resident, I can confirm: It's not a super appealing time of year.But the Detroit Auto Show isn't just moving to new dates because of the lousy weather.The North American International Auto Show needs a revitalization, and the show's organizers believe it could find greater success if it was held during the summer.That's why, according to the Detroit Free Press, NAIAS is likely moving to June, beginning in 2020.This will not only give the show a more prominent slot on the calendar -- auto show season currently runs from fall through spring -- but will allow organizers to utilize outdoor space near Cobo Hall to showcase things like off-road or autonomous driving demonstrations.Earlier reports suggested the Detroit Auto Show could also move to October.
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In many cases, you can choose between Canon’s latest 18-55mm or 18-135mm lenses, both of which give solid performance and come complete with image stabilization and virtually silent STM (Stepping Motor) autofocus systems, ideal for both stills and video capture.Even with the generous 1.6x focal length multiplier or ‘crop factor’ of Canon EOS APS-C format bodies, the 18-135mm kit lens comes up short in telephoto reach for shooting action sports and wildlife.And both kit lenses lack a seriously wide viewing angle for some landscape and interior shots.The biggest bonus of any interchangeable lens camera is that you can fit the ideal lens for the job at hand, from ultra-wide zoom to super-telephoto, and fast primes in between.The EF-S variant was launched in 2003, to suit Canon DSLRs with smaller, APS-C image sensors.There are no issues using EF lenses on APS-C format cameras, but you can’t use an EF-S lens on a full-frame DSLR.
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Researchers from Aalto University are designing nano-sized quantum heat engines to explore whether they may be able to outperform classical heat engines in terms of power and efficiency.In their paper, published in Nature Physics, the group led by Professor Jukka Pekola presents a way to solve a problem in how quantum systems interact and exchange energy with their macroscopic surroundings, and within themselves.The group strives to treat quantum information and thermodynamics on the same footing in their research.'We have realised a miniature heat valve in a quantum system composed of an artificial atom, a superconducting qubit--the basic building block of both quantum computing and quantum heat engines,' explains Professor Pekola.While in quantum computers the qubit has to be decoupled from the noisy external world to sustain a fragile quantum state, in quantum heat engines, the system needs to be coupled to its dissipative surroundings, to heat baths.A particularly puzzling problem is the process of thermalisation when connecting external heat sources or 'thermal baths' to a coherent quantum system or qubit.
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The bottom line: The Dyson V6 Absolute gives you 20 minutes of fade-free suction – and for the average household, that should be enough.Don’t be fooled by other handheld hoovers you’ve had in the past, the Dyson V6 Absolute promises to deliver twice the suction power of other cordless vacuums.It's often noted for its ability to pick up embedded dust and dirt from carpets, so if you are after a cordless stick vacuum that could genuinely replace your mains-powered vacuum cleaner, this might just what you need.Pros: Powerful cleaning technology, great for allergy sufferersCons: Only 0.4L capacity, while charge only lasts 6 minutes on max powerDyson V6 Absolute: Everything you need to know
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Wallets at the ready – Netflix could be about to introduce a new more expensively priced subscription tier that offers the best of the streaming service's features, but at the expense of those already paying top dollar.TuttoAndroid has spotted that some European Netflix users are being presented with an option to try out a new 'Ultra' tier, priced at between €16.99 and €19.99 a month.This is up from the current top 'Premium' tier which costs €13.99 a month.The pricing tests have since been confirmed by Netflix to CNET, with CordCutting.com also noting that the test appears to be being rolled out across the continent with nations including Germany being trialled.However, while the pricing looks to be going up, that doesn't look like it'll be bringing new features with it.Instead, it'll be removing features from lower tiers.
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Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's most senior executive outside of the US, has described working and living with incurable blood cancer.She has also cut back on her responsibilities outside of Facebook.She has changed her diet and is walking more to counteract the effects of chemotherapy.Facebook's most senior executive outside of the US has opened up about working and living with an incurable blood cancer, which she was diagnosed with in November 2016.In an interview with London newspaper The Evening Standard, Nicola Mendelsohn described how she has changed her professional routine, cut back on her work beyond Facebook, and the impact her disease is having on her family.Mendelsohn, Facebook's vice president for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, was diagnosed with a slow-growing follicle lymphoma more than 18 months ago and she is juggling her career with chemo and immunotherapy treatment.
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the Politicians in the us House of representatives energy and handelsutskott has asked Facebook to clearly explain how the company has shared data about users to other companies.Now the answer has come, reports Engadget.The 747 pages long, the report shows that Facebook has had a partnership with the 52 companies, including HP, Alibaba, Lenovo, and Apple.38 of these have previously been completed, seven go out now in July and another in October.With Alibaba, Mozilla and Opera have Facebook agreements in order to show the notifications but there is no access to information about the friends.the Remaining Apple, Amazon and Tobii.
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A project team aimed to improve the technologies of edible packaging production works in the Flagship University of the Samara region.At the beginning the product was designed for astronauts' nutrition.According to the Head of the Project Team and the Head of Food Technology and Catering Department, Nadezhda Makarova, the project was aimed at the space menu modification."We tried to create a packaging to store food, heat it, and then eat it along with food.Other sorts of packaging materials are inconvenient in space: it is difficult to dispose them" she said.Therefore, a human body is not able to fully digest it.
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Germany would once again win the football world CUP – it had been foreseen that with machine learning.every fourth year the world's biggest sporting event, the world championship of football, of the stack.Since 2010, the tradition with the psychic animals taken root when the octopus Paul became world-famous.Mollusc managed to successfully predict the outcome of eight matches – something that at random draw would have a probability of 0.4%.the Camel Shaheen, the pig Chrjak, the orangutan, Walter and the penguins Alf, Lolly and Ginny to name a few.this year, Russia on the large drum and highlighted the deaf cat Achilles in order to predict the matchutgångar.
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Browser run by Javascript creator first to include TorThe Brave browser, run by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, has announced plans to bundle Tor into its Chromium-based browser engine, with users able to open a private Tor-powered tab in private mode.A beta is now live with version 0.23 of the browser.The Onion Router (Tor) network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows users to connect to websites via a distributed network of virtual tunnels.A favourite of privacy advocates, journalists and corporations seeking to protect sensitive procurement patterns or conduct competitive analysis, Tor is typically accessed via its own Tor Browser, which can be challenging to configure correctly for novices.Upstart browser company Brave, which recently signed a lease on a London office, is aiming to combine the browser with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform based on its BAT token.
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Amongst the most popular options are the mobile versions of Apple's iWork suite (Pages, Keynote and Numbers), which can be used for word processing, spreadsheet and presentation creation on the go.In this guide you'll discover more about these and other office apps for your portable Apple device.All of these formats can be opened, edited and saved through the application.Polaris also supports over 18 languages.There are also several different price tiers starting at $3.99 (£3.05) per month that will give you access to more cloud storage and annotation on PDF.GoodReader was developed by GoodiWare Ltd which was started by Yuri Selukoff.
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Tech-bolaget Airbnb siktar på att genomföra en börsnotering under slutet av 2020.Det rapporterar The Information och hänvisar till källor.Airbnb-chefen Brian Chesky skall ha gått ut till personalen och utlovat bonus i år för att lindra frustrationen kring den uteblivna noteringen.Det är i så fall första gången på flera år som Airbnb ger bonusar.Det var även då han gav indikationen kring noteringsplanerna.Läs mer: Så mycket tjänar svenskarna på Airbnb
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It’s time to hone your squeezing and feeling skills because Lego’s next blind-bagged minifigures collection arrives August 1 with 22 new characters from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.If only “Aparecium,” the revealing charm, worked on tiny foil bags, too.Drawing from the Harry Potter books and movies, the new collection includes minifigure versions of Ron, Hermione, and Harry in school robes, Draco in Quidditch robes, Dumbledore, Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Cho Chang, Dean Thomas, Lord Voldemort, Dobby, Cedric Diggory, Mad-Eye Moody, Professors Trelawney and Flitwick, and an alternate, but no less fabulous version of Potter in pajamas and his flashy invisibility cloak.And with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hitting cinemas later this year, Lego’s also included lesser-known characters (at least for now) like Newt Scamander, Jacob Kowalski, Tina and Queenie Goldstein, Credence Barebone, and Percival Graves in this new collection.The lack of Jude Law’s younger, slicker Dumbledore is disappointing, but there’s undoubtedly more Crimes of Grindelwald sets en route later this year.
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Telenor has launched HD Voice+, which is a further development of HD Voice.the Technology is based on the Enhanced Voice Services (EVS), which allows a higher bitrate for the audio during the call.According to the operator, it results in ”Hi-Fi quality” for voice calls.Telenor also mentions that HD Voice+ delivers benefits at live reporting in the media, and the sharper sound of voices at the emergency call.the Feature launched in collaboration with Sony and only a handful of phones support HD Voice+ in Telenor network at the outset, the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact, XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium.that the HD Voice+ is activated for Telenor customers need any of the above mobiles to be used for both parties and both need to have a Telenor subscription.
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T-Mobile has launched a new system for parents looking to manage their kids’ online activities, with T-Mobile FamilyMode combining app control and a new gadget to filter or even lock-down the internet.Available this week, the system offers control over what apps, games, and services young users can access, both at home and while outside it.The app allows parents to set daily screen time limits, filter out apps and content, and pause internet access altogether on phones and tablets.It also delivers a real-time location of the device, and allows app and internet use history to be checked.For example, a child’s iPhone could be sent to only allow a certain amount of screen time each day.Time limits can be set for specific apps, platforms, or categories.
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Qualcomm has been pushing into the PC processor market over the past few months by teaming up with Microsoft on the Always Connected program.It’s now reportedly crafting a new chip called the Snapdragon 1000 that’s purpose-built for upcoming desktops and laptops.German blog WinFuture.de has caught wind of leaked info that says the Snapdragon 1000 will be larger than its previous chips embedded in PCs, and will go up against Intel’s low-end Y- and U-series Core processors.It’s slated to use ARM’s new Cortex-A76 architecture for a major boost in speed and efficiency, and draw 12W of power for the entire SoC.A test platform for the Snapdragon 1000 brings 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM, two 128GB flash storage modules, 802.11ad gigabit Wi-Fi, and gigabit LTE; you can expect to see devices launch with similar specs when the chip finally debuts.This will be an interesting development for the PC market, because the processors that Qualcomm’s previously baked into Always Connected PCs have been repurposed mobile chips (the recent 850 is said to be an overclocked version of the 835).
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The company’s IPO application was submitted to the Hong Kong stock exchange earlier today and is being sponsored by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.A spokesperson for Meituan said the company is currently not disclosing information about fundraising amount or valuation.Reuters reports that Meituan wants to raise more than $4 billion.Meituan was created after Meituan and Dianping, two competitors in the group deals space, merged in 2015 (it is still formally known was Meituan Dianping).Since then, the company has added more services to become China’s leader in O2O (online-to-offline), a catchphrase for goods and services that are purchased online, but bring people into brick and mortar businesses, like movie ticket bookings.One interesting aspect of the merger is that it brought together two archrivals, Alibaba and Tencent.
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South Korean manufacturing giant, LG, has started taking pre-orders for its flagship LG G7+ ThinQ in Taiwan.The first batch of this device will come in Aurora Black and Blue colour options and it has an NT$26,900 ($889) price tag.LG will continue this pre-order from now until June 30 but it will be exclusively sold on Chunghwa Telecom on July 2nd.Pre-order consumers will get a couple of freebies which include but not limited to a BTS Exclusive BoomBox Speaker Set.The company gave a similar offer in Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago for the LG G7 ThinQ pre-order.The BTS exclusive Boombox speaker gift set includes LG G7+ screen saver and back cover, LG HBS-510 Bluetooth headset, BTS exclusive smart case, and BTS Boombox product description small card.
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