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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been out for more than year.As one of the Switch’s premier launch-window titles, the enhanced port of the Wii U arcade racer was met with critical acclaim.We absolutely loved it, and it seems as if Nintendo will give us reasons to go back in the future.Mr. Takahashi answered a few questions on some of his favorite NintendoSwitch titles, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Splatoon2!— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 12, 2018“There will be further updates for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, so please look forward to it,” Takahashi said.
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The human brain is a formidable machine.Get yourself doing the same task over-and-over-and-over, and your brain will start shaping itself around that task.If you’re an interface designer, chances are you’ll build a special eye for type sizes, alignment, color tones.If you’re focused in UX, your brain will likely be stronger in skills like systematic thinking, flow definition, hierarchy, and consistency.As you start your design career, finding mistakes and inconsistencies is a fun little exercise you do every now and then.Each pixel off, you’re able to notice makes you feel more powerful.
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Image noise, that horrible side-effect of capturing digital images at higher ISO sensitivities, could one day be a thing of the past, thanks to artificial intelligence.Researchers at Nvidia, working with another set of researchers from Aalto University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an AI program that can remove noise from images.Reducing the effect of image noise in post-processing programs such as Photoshop has been possible for a while, but this is a whole different ball game.While previous research involved training a neural network to remove noise from images using example pairs of noisy and clean images, this new AI has been trained using only corrupted photos.This means that without ever being shown what a noise-free image looks like, the AI can remove artifacts, noise and grain to enhance your photos.“It is possible to learn to restore signals without ever observing clean ones, at performance sometimes exceeding training using clean exemplars,” the researchers have stated in their paper.
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Apple announced external GPU support at last year’s WWDC, finally rolling out support for the feature back in March.Since then, a handful of manufacturers have brought Thunderbolt 3 functionality to their units, including, notably, Razer back in March.Alongside the release of new MacBook Pros, the company has taken an extra step toward embracing the tech by giving its seal of approval to a new system from Blackmagic — the simply named Blackmagic eGPU.The company does these kinds of partnerships from time to time — the LG UltraFine 5K Display being perhaps the most notable example.The $699 accessory features an AMD Radeon Pro 580 graphics card and 8GB of DDR5 RAM in a fairly small footprint.There’s an HDMI port, four USB 3.1s and three Thunderbolt 3s, the latter of which makes it unique among these peripherals.
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The decision, which Trump announced Monday night, is likely to face opposition not only from Democrats in Congress but also from leaders within the tech industry who oppose Kavanaugh’s perspective on issues related to privacy and net neutrality.A former clerk for Justice Kennedy, the 53-year-old judge also once worked under independent counsel Kenneth Starr, whose investigation led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.Left-leaning groups including Planned Parenthood and the Democratic National Committee rushed to scrutinize Kavanaugh’s record of opposition to the Affordable Care Act and abortion rights, including a recent case in which Kavanaugh opposed an undocumented teenager’s request for an abortion while she was in detention.But it’s Judge Kavanaugh’s less discussed decisions that will likely rankle the tech industry.In May of 2017, Kavanaugh argued that net neutrality violates internet service providers' First Amendment rights in a dissent to a DC Circuit Court decision regarding the Federal Communication Commission's 2015 order, upholding net neutrality.The dissent hinges on a case from the 1990s called Turner Broadcasting v. FCC, which established that cable companies were protected by the First Amendment, just as newspaper publishers and pamphleteers were.
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Amazon’s Prime Day starts a week from today, and sellers are starting to feel the heat.Amazon is upping its fees to participate in what could be considered one of the biggest annual shopping holidays of the year, making it more difficult for smaller sellers to get their products in front of customers, according to CNBC.Amazon has bumped up the registration fees for sellers to run Prime Day Lightning Deals again, after not charging them at all for the first two years of the shopping event.The deals are what allow sellers to charge special, limited time sales and promotions to Prime members.Last year, Amazon charged sellers $500 to run these exclusives; this year, it’s $750 per Lightning Deal.Lightning Deals are offered year-round on the site, but they cost a fraction of what a Prime Day deal does.
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A smart bandage, capable of monitoring a wound and delivering periodic drug treatments, has been developed by a team of researchers at Tufts University.Currently just a prototype, the technology detailed in a recent paper in the journal Small could someday help transform medical treatment, enabling a doctor to more closely monitor her patient’s condition, while more actively treating it.“What we have demonstrated is a flexible smart bandage that has your drug cocktail in it,” Sameer Sonkusale, a Tufts engineering professors who led the project, told Digital Trends.“It senses how the wound is healing and delivers the drug in real time in appropriate quantity to make it heal faster.”As lifestyle diseases like obesity and heart disease increase, so too do cases of chronic wounds, which heal at unpredictable rates and in disorderly stages.Chronic wounds present a challenge to physicians, who must identify the underlying cause of the chronic states, while monitoring and treating the wound to avoid infection.
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ZTE has appointed new executives in an effort to get out from under the ban on buying American supplies, according to The Wall Street Journal.The new CEO reportedly is Xu Ziyang, the former head of ZTE's Germany branch.The company has also named a new CFO, CTO and head of human resources.This comes after the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security on Monday granted a waiver to some companies doing business with ZTE from July 2 to Aug. 1.The company was also expected to be in compliance with US demands by Aug. 1.The Chinese phone manufacturer has been banned from purchasing American products for seven years, which threatened to put it out of business.
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Techbolaget Grace health lanserade nyligen sin mobilbaserade mens- och fertilitetstracker i Ghana.Tanken är att användarna ska följa, förstå och kunna planera för sin menscykel.”Vi tjänar pengar på vår premiumversion, men främst våra samarbeten med kvinnliga hygienmärken”, säger Estelle Joubert Westling, som talat vid evenemanget Google Open Mic i Almedalen under onsdag.Grace health har redan lockat riskkapital från namnkunniga investerare som Sophia Bendz, som var med i Spotifys start, Onlinepizzagrundaren Erik Byrenius och Hampus Jakobsson, medgrundare av mobilföretaget TAT.Här är Estelle Joubert Westlings fem bästa tips till den som vill lansera en techtjänst i Ghana eller ett annat land i Afrika:I Sverige är vi vana vid att använda en rad populära appar som laddas ner från Appstore och Google Play.
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The largest fossil-fuel-free vätgasfabriken in Europe may soon become a reality.”this initiative has the potential to contribute to the objective of nollutsläpps,” says Klara Helstad on the authority.Drivmedelsbolaget is currently in planning and design of a vätgasanläggning along with a Waterfall – and now gets support from the state.It is the Swedish energy agency via the Industriklivet contribute money to the pre-planning for a vätgasfabrik.the Plant is supposed to produce hydrogen to biodrivmedelsframställning based on the residues from the Swedish pulp industry.In the currently produced hydrogen for the most part, from fossil natural gas, which gives rise to emissions of carbon dioxide.
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Amazon is still selling defunct Jawbone fitness trackers after removing them from sale in the UK following an investigation by consumer charity Which?.Jawbone's supporting app Jawbone UP ceased to function in May, rendering the devices useless.It follows the company going into liquidation last year.The app had been broken for more than four weeks when Which?found UK retailers Amazon, Groupon, and Selfridges were still selling the trackers.But Business Insider found Jawbone fitness trackers still for sale on Amazon and Groupon's US sites.
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It's been a busy year for fans of sci-fi, fantasy and superhero flicks, with geeky sequels and series blowing away viewers and box office records.But are those the movies that've set tongues wagging most?Here're the films with the most user reviews on CNET sister site Metacritic, counted down to the most discussed movie of 2018.Click through the gallery to see the 19 hit flicks that had viewers racing to share their thoughts.
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Everyone knows the saying, “hindsight is 20/20”, but too often in life do we fail to appreciate the meaning of the phrase.And in the world of entrepreneurship, sometimes second chances are hard to come by.That’s why as a founder, it’s important to learn as much as you can before launching a company to avoid paying for your lack of preparation.In this guest post, Helen Levy Myers lists out the three essential lessons she learned while launching her company, Athena's Workshop, a text message management system that allows teachers to send text messages to groups of students and parents with homework alerts.I graduated from the Founder Institute program in February 2012.Since then, we have built Athena’s Workshop which safeguards the privacy of educators and students when texting.
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On June 25, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 was officially released.It uses an 8-inch screen and can be held with one hand.Apart from this, it is considered to be one of the best tablets in terms of watching videos due to a rich content support.It is priced at starting 1099 yuan ($166).So we can state Xiaomi continues running its affordable price policy for all of its models.Today, the manufacturer officially announced the Mi Pad 4 will be available for purchase starting tomorrow (June 29).
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Aaptiv's $10 a month (or $50 a year, which is about the monthly fee of an affordable New York gym) gives you over 2,500 audio-guided workout classes on your smartphone, with 40 new classes each week.The classes help you make the most of the facilities you have access to — or lack thereof — and can be filtered by workout type, intensity, length of time, music genre, or even by trainer.In the two years since it launched, Aaptiv gained 200,000 users and has raised a total of $52 million as of June 2018.Since it's striking a chord with users (and some investors), I decided to give it a shot — well, another shot.Here's how to use Aaptiv, the app that gives you on-demand audio-guided workout classes for $10 a month:When you sign up, the app asks you three questions so it can recommend workouts accordingly:
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In its hundred-plus-year history, it’s managed to predict things far beyond the capabilities of 1910s experiments, and it withstands every new test scientists throw at it.This time around, researchers flipped typical experiments on their head.A new experiment reverses that idea, using an already-calculated mass to see whether the predictions of general relativity held up.But interestingly, the finding could spell trouble for physicists hoping to solve certain other mysteries of the universe.That mass can warp of the shape of space itself is a fundamental part of general relativity.They continue to spot this phenomenon today, and now know that heavy foreground objects can warp light so much that background stars and galaxies appear like a ring in the sky.
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Robert Swan has taken over as interim chief executive officer while they search for a new CEOBrian Krzanich has resigned as Intel’s CEO and has also stepped down from the board of directors following Intel’s discovery of a consensual relationship he had with an employee in the past.Intel was informed recently about Mr Krzanich’s relationship history with an Intel employee.This information triggered an internal investigation in the company: “An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel has confirmed a violation of Intel’s non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers,” Intel said in a released statement.Many large corporations have strict non-fraternisation policies in place and the resignation of Brian Krzanich shows that for Intel these polices apply to every employee within the company.“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,” Intel have commented.
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Earlier this week we reported on an email that Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent to employees urging them to be vigilant against potential saboteurs.Now it has come out that the man behind the alleged theft that triggered this missive is former Tesla Gigafactory employee Martin Tripp.According to the Washington Post, Tesla is accusing Tripp of not only the theft of sensitive data, but also leaking false and damaging information to the press.Tripp denies this, saying that he acted as a whistleblower after seeing numerous unsafe batteries go out the door for use in Tesla's cars.The Post report, which includes a rancorous email exchange between Musk and Tripp, indicates Tesla told Nevada authorities that it received a call from a friend of Tripp's, saying he had plans to come to the Gigafactory and "shoot the place up."Tripp vehemently denied this, and the local Storey County Sheriff's office found no evidence to support Tesla's story.
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In the wake of shocking allegations against Star Trek: Discovery’s showrunners, producer Alex Kurtzman recently took over the role of showrunning the latest Trek series’ sophomore season.But according to multiple reports today, he’s just signed a new deal with CBS that could usher in multiple new Star Trek shows.Hold on to your butts...Variety reports that Kurtzman has inked a $25 million deal with CBS as part of a five-year plan to bring more Trek shows to TV in the wake of Discovery’s success.According to the site, five series are currently in early development:A teen-oriented series set at Starfleet Academy from Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, the duo behind the recent Dynasty reboot and Marvel’s Runaways adaptation.
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"Fortnite" has made $100 million in revenue on iOS in its first 90 days, according to app analytics platform Sensor Tower.Sensor Tower said this makes "Fortnite" the third most successful mobile launch ever in terms of revenue, behind "Clash Royale" and "Pokémon GO."The game is currently only on iOS, but is expected to be rolled out on Android this summer.The multiplayer battle-royale game "Fortnite" has hit a new milestone, having made $100 million (£76 million) in revenue in its first 90 days on iOS devices, according to app analytics platform Sensor Tower."Fortnite" is free-to-play, but players can make in-game purchases of cosmetic items and "battle passes," which offer exclusive in-game challenges which can unlock rewards.The game is currently only available on iOS mobile devices, but is expected to roll out on Android this summer.
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