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You can also pause updates, view the Glance screen while charging and enjoy a limited but refreshingly simple 3D content creation app, 3D Builder.Windows 10 Mobile is in limbo, struggling for relevance even within the most devoted Windows communities.But without any evidence to justify the claim, most users basically wrote off Windows 10 Mobile long ago.Setup, Settings take their cue from the PCIn total, thirteen phones are eligible for the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update: a handful of Lumias (the 550, 640/640XL, 650, and 950/950XL), two Alcatel phones (the IDOL 4S and OneTouch Fierce XL), the HP Elite x3, and a few others.Cortana may not be part of Windows 10 Mobile’s setup process, but four of the privacy toggles available on the desktop now appear before the Creators Update finishes installing.
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But the reality was more chaotic, as we struggled to comprehend the power of a new tool that would revolutionize human life.This strange world was somewhere we could get lost and detach ourselves from everyday existence, but often it was also a quasi-reality that proved overwhelming and dangerous.Those at the cutting-edge can now gain previously unimaginable insight into human tendencies and interests.We can order a taxi, monitor our home, obtain recommendations on new music that suit our tastes and even meet our future partner; all from our phone through automated data-driven processes.Freedom, a fundamental tenet of democracy, is inherent to automation when implemented correctly.For instance, in the workplace many employees were previously shackled by tedious repetitive manual tasks, but they now have more freedom to work on creative, complex and specialized projects.
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The Meizu E2 is two days shy of launch and the rumors are still pouring in.We have received multiple leaks which show how Meizu plans to handle the camera placement on the rear.This is one such leak.There have been speculations that the Meizu E2 will sport a ring LED.This was a pretty believable rumor as a few pictures of the same had turned up.Then came along a leak that showed a camera on the top left corner, without a flash.There was another photo that showed a camera above the Meizu logo in the center.
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Almost one out of three people who use a free trial to try out a streaming video service end up subscribing, researcher Parks Associates said Monday.That "sizeable portion" of trial users dwarfs the amount of people who abuse free try-outs, Parks senior analyst Glenn Hower said."There is a potential for free trial abuse, but only roughly 1 percent of consumers are 'serial trialers,'" he said."Most consumers use trials for their intended purpose of trying out a service before deciding whether or not to continue as a paid subscriber."Services such as Hulu, Netflix and live-TV streamers like Sling TV often offer a free period, one of the consumer-friendly patterns that have become standard for online video competitors -- and have made it easier for people get a sense of life as a cord-cutter.Traditional TV providers like cable and satellite have grappled with dwindling customer growth as more people opt for online alternatives, known as cord-cutting
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That little blue checkmark next to a Twitter handle has long been held in high esteem.Originally reserved for the likes of Tony Hawk, San Francisco 311, and NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, the checkmark, which denotes a verified account, has become a status symbol.But it's long been a mystery as to how exactly one attained the coveted blue check.Starting last summer, Twitter began allowing anyone to apply for a verified account.While this doesn't mean it'll be easier to become verified — according to Twitter, it only approves "account types maintained by users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas" — the process is at least more straightforward.Here's how to apply.
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Why should you be confined to headphones just because you are on vacation?To have some background music on in the hotel room makes it very hemtrevligare.To have some cool jazz playing on the balcony makes the drink before the food a little extra festive.A long wait for transportation delays will be more bearable if you can play music with their friends.And what a barbecue or a beach party does not become more fun with the happy music?It is not at all hard, either.
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Basil Harris is like a real-world Dr. McCoy.He and his small team at Final Frontier Medical Devices have created a Star Trek Tricorder, like the fictional one that Bones McCoy carried around in the TV series decades ago.And they did such a good job in their five-year journey that they recently won a total of $3 million in prizes in the Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize contest.I interviewed Harris at an event at Silicon Valley Comic-Con, which takes place Friday through Sunday at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. With its blend of fictional entertainment and real-world technology, the Tricorder is just the kind of gadget that fits well at the show.“I still can’t believe it,” Harris said about winning the prize, which included milestone money and a $2.6 million final award.Harris showed off DxtER (pronounced Dexter), which is a collection of devices that measure your vital signs.When Harris demoed it to me, I could tell he was a little nervous, as his blood pressure was high.I could see it on the iPad tablet that was receiving a signal from the sensor attached to Harris’ body.The devices — such as sensors you strap to your side — are meant to empower patients.“We wanted to put Dr. McCoy in the device, so that you don’t have to rely on the medical doctor for everything,” Harris said.“The Xprize foundation said you not only have to give the information, but you also have to program Dr. McCoy into it so someone with no medical knowledge can operate it.”The Xprize contest required contestants to be able to diagnose 13 conditions and monitor five vital signs.
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You can use up to three different methods to unlock your Galaxy S8 phone using nothing more than your body.The front facing camera can scan and identify your face, or you can use the embedded iris scanner to read your eyes like a fingerprint.Oh, and of course there's an oddly-placed fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.All three work, and are fun to show off with to friends and family members.Don't use this feature if you want to secure your phone.In theory, if someone had physical access to your phone, all he or she would need is a photo of you to unlock your phone.
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Dubailainen lentoyhtiö Emirates Airline aikoo vähentää lentojaan viiteen amerikkalaiskaupunkiin, kertoo CNN.Dubaista Fort Lauderdaleen, Orlandoon, Seattleen, Bostoniin ja Los Angelesiin tullaan lentämään jatkossa entistä harvemmin.Yhtiön tiedottajan mukaan syynä on, että presidentti Donald Trumpin toistuvat maahantulokiellot muslimimaiden kansalaisille ovat haitanneet yhtiön lentojen myyntiä.Viime kuussa Trump allekirjoitti uudelleenmuotoillun presidentin määräyksen, jolla kielletään kuuden muslimienemmistöisen maan kansalaisilta maahantulo Yhdysvaltoihin.Tuomioistuimet ovat kumonneet kiellon, mutta hallinto aikoo valittaa päätöksestä.Yhdysvallat on myös kieltänyt yhdeksää arabilentoyhtiötä sallimasta matkustajilleen matkustamoon suurempia elektronisia laitteita.
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Microsoft officially ended support for Windows Essentials in January this year, but left the installer on its site, so fans of the classic software suite could still download Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Live Mail, and all their other favorites.However, as it signed Windows Vista’s death certificate earlier this month, Microsoft also quietly removed that last link, finally laying Essentials to rest.If you already have it, the programs won’t suddenly stop running, but next time you need to reinstall it, you’ll be stuck.Windows Essentials was excellent in 2012, but its component programs have been superseded by far superior free alternatives.It’s time to move on, and this is the free software to help you do it.Mozilla Thunderbird, from the team behind the Firefox web browser, is a far superior alternative.
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Infected front desk systems enabled cyber criminals to swipe card dataInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has released data disclosing how malware was used to steal customer payment card details from around 1,200 of its franchised properties.The group which owns the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotel brands found that malware had infected the cash registers at a number of its hotels worldwide, and siphoned off information read on the magnetic strips of payment cards as it was routed through the servers of the hotels.The malware was originally discovered to have affected the front-desks payment systems of the group’s hotels between September and December 2016, but until now IHG has not realised the extent of the attack.“The investigation identified signs of the operation of malware designed to access payment card data from cards used onsite at front desks at certain IHG-branded franchise hotel locations between September 29, 2016 and December 29, 2016.Although there is no evidence of unauthorised access to payment card data after December 29, 2016, confirmation that the malware was eradicated did not occur until the properties were investigated in February and March 2017,” the company said.
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After the murder in Cleveland in the united states, which was filmed and put up on Facebook, says the social network's ceo Mark Zuckerberg that the company should do what it can to prevent similar tragedies.The suspected killer has been found dead. "Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victim of the shooting in Cleveland," says Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg with the reason of it filmed the murder, according to Reuters. " We'll continue to do everything we can to prevent tragedies like this from occurring.U.s. authorities extended on Monday the search area in the hunt for the suspected killer, who shot a randomly selected 74-year-old man to death in Cleveland, Ohio.the Authorities had talked with the 37-year-old on the phone after Sunday's dödsskjutning and tried to convince him to surrender himself, but without results.
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The world has gone digital, this much we already know.In the most straightforward terms possible then, this means the end of paper... to a degree at least.To be clearer, it doesn't quite mean the end of paper in a world where plenty of people still use paper notepads and Post-It notes, it means the move to capture as much information in digital form as possible.How much better if we could use a mobile device to scan specific parts of paperwork and login automatically without the lengthy text entries.Having specifically engineered its software to work at this kind of level, the Abbyy Real-Time Recognition Software Development Kit (SDK) is designed to be used by software application developers to add ‘instant’ text capture functionality to mobile apps.According to the firm, "Payment data on invoices, personal information on ID cards as well as codes printed on daily goods for consumer contests, text on street signs or warning plates can be immediately captured and used in the mobile app - the user only needs to focus the camera at the text."
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Snapchat has gotten into a bit of mess with its users in India.The mess revolves around allegations made public last week in a former employee's lawsuit that Snap CEO Evan Spiegel once said Snapchat is "only for rich people" and that he didn't want to expand into "poor countries like India and Spain."As a result, some Indians have struck back by lashing out on Twitter and boycotting the app.It's never a good time for bad publicity.But just last week, Facebook boasted that Instagram Stories is performing better than Snapchat.Snap, which owns the Snapchat app, denounced the former employee's claims as "ridiculous."
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But if you want something to use with gaming, you may also find yourself shopping for a headset so that you can communicate with your friends in Overwatch or Counter-Strike.But the Modmic from Antlion wants to ensure you never have to give up your awesome headphones even during online gaming sessions.The Modmic 5 is a $70 adjustable 3.5mm microphone that you can attach to almost any pair of headphones that you use.It comes with a case, multiple extra extension cables, and all of the required pieces to quickly affix the mic to at least three different headsets.And while the gaming-headset business is competitive and lucrative for many of the players in that space, Antlion is breaking out from that crowd by catering to the most dedicated audiophiles.Versatile with great soundThe Modmic 5 is the best headset microphone I’ve used, and its versatility means you can turn any headset you own into an excellent gaming communication device.Antlion has upgraded the sound quality for the fifth iteration of its microphone, and it is wonderful for gaming or talking with friends over Google Hangouts or Skype.Sure, it’s ideal for gaming, but I plan to use this as my on-the-go recording mic when I’m traveling.That’s because it’s small and convenient (especially with the included carrying case), and the recordings sound professional.While you will still likely get better results from dedicated USB microphones, the Modmic 5 will make your voice sound warmer and fuller than just about any mic built into a gaming headset.
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Toshiba’s NAND flash memory division is up for sale and the company already has a bunch of bidders, with Foxconn being one of them.The company has reportedly put in a $27 billion bid on Toshiba’s memory business, which is expected to be rejected.But all is not lost for Foxconn.According to the public broadcaster NHK, Apple is thinking of joining in on the fun.The iPhone maker is considering partnering up with Foxconn in hopes of increasing its chances of closing the deal with Toshiba.Apple is willing to invest several billion dollars to secure at least 20 percent of Toshiba’s memory business.
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General Motors har anställt 1 163 personer i San Francisco-regionen till enheten för självkörande teknik.Det framgår av ett beslut i ett skatteärende från Kaliforniens centrum för affärsutveckling och jobbskapande, enligt SeekingAlpha.Där framgår det att GM får en regional skattelättnad med 8 miljoner dollar som kompensation för investeringen på 14 miljoner dollar.GM:s enhet heter Cruise Automation.Bolaget utför tester med den självkörande tekniken i Arizona, Kalifornien och Michigan.
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Niantic and The Pokémon Company International announced the start of Pokémon Go’s latest in-game event, the Pokémon Go Eggstravaganza, in time for the Easter holiday.Pokémon Go is still a mobile gaming hit, with 65 million monthly active users.But its popularity and revenues have begun to lag.Measurement firm Sensor Tower reported today that Pokémon Go slipped in the rankings for revenues and downloads in the first quarter, compared to previous quarters.In terms of revenue, Pokémon Go was No.8 in the rankings in the first quarter for worldwide revenues.And that means it could pay off if Niantic gets players to come back through live events.These have the potential to coax lapsed players to come back or new folks to come into the game, and this may entice them to spend money in the free-to-play game.
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Update, April 13, 2017: Foxconn has reportedly put in a $27 billion bid on Toshiba’s memory business, a bid the company is expected to reject.Both the US and Japanese governments would be expected to oppose the deal, which would also come with a costly delay pending regulatory approval.But resistance to selling a Japanese company to Foxconn, headquartered in Taiwan but with close ties to China, is also cited as a cause for the resistance to the offer, which is $9 billion higher than the next in line: $18 billion from Broadcom, an American semiconductor company.Toshiba has not yet confirmed the bid or its rejection.Original post, April 3, 2017: A few months ago, Toshiba decided to put its NAND flash memory division up for sale to make up for the loss of its US nuclear unit (Westinghouse), which filed for bankruptcy protection.The company already has quite a few bidders including Western Digital, South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix, and US chipmaker Broadcom, among others.
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När Splatoon släpptes till Wii U 2015 var det Nintendos första helt nya spelserie på många, många år.Men även om Splatoon fick ett varmt mottagande begränsades det förstås av att släppas till en konsol som inte sålde vidare bra.Missa inte: Recension - Splatoon visar ett Nintendo i toppformMen nu får serien chans till revansch på Switch och den 21 juli är det dags, meddelade Nintendo själva under sin senaste Nintendo Direct.Bland nyheterna i spelet syns ett nytt samarbetsläge i form av Salmon Run som ser ut att vara ett slags Horde-läge likt det i Gears of War.Om än med bläck och vattensprutor istället för blod och motorsågsgevär.
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