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View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f301599%2fthumbnail downloads final 1 Christmas just arrived early for binge-watchers everywhere.Netflix giving us an offline viewing option—but not necessarily for everything in its library.Starting today, Netflix subscribers can choose to download movies and TV shows to watch later—even when they don't have an internet connection.The company announced the surprise update on Tuesday in a blog post:This may be another way of saying that not all of Netflix's content is available for download.
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Following the official announcement of the super-flexible Sky Mobile, EE has stuck the boot into O2 s mobile network, which Sky will piggyback off.We ve had a few queries about Sky s launch so we thought you might be interested to see how O2, who Sky will be running on, has been performing in recent independent network tests, the company wrote in a message, referencing a selection of test results from OpenSignal, RootMetrics, P3 Group and Ofcom.Read More: Sky Mobile Revealed: Everything You Need to Know As you can see, these reports have shown slow speeds and overall poor performance, particularly in the case of streaming video, the message continues.Ofcom s recent Smartphone Cities report showed that videos failed to load in high definition or at all on O2 s network in London around 30% of the time, so customers on O2/Sky will suffer more network failures when watching anything from sport to film on the go than on any other network.Sky Mobile customers clearly won t be getting the best experience, and O2 customers will likely see their service slow down even more as Sky customers use O2 s network.
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A new VR camera product has launched on Indiegogo, this one designed for use with any Android smartphone that features a micro USB or USB-C port.When attached, the camera records 360-degree content that can be broadcast live, uploaded to services like YouTube, or shared directly with friends via social networks.The camera can also be connected directly to a laptop where it functions as a 360-degree webcam.The Insta360 Air is round and about the size of a golf ball, and it features two 210-degree fisheye lenses, one on the front and one on the back.The content captured by these two lenses/sensors is stitched in realtime to create a single 360-degree high-definition video — stills are captured at 3K resolution and videos are captured at 2K resolution, though some phones can handle 3K resolution video.The company behind Insta360 Air boasts some fairly advanced features, including electronic image stabilization that keeps videos steady despite the real-time stitching; this addresses things like shaking and vibrations.
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Finnish factory to change diet of the happiest people in EuropeFujitsu has launched a joint venture to supply the snowbound, sausage-and-root-veg-loving residents of Finland with scrummy salad all year round as part of its efforts to make farming a cloud-based endeavour.Fujitsu Greenhouse Technology Finland Oy, which will be jointly financed with local horticulturalists Robbe's Little Garden Ltd, will operate a "factory equipped with an agricultural Information and Communication Technology ICT system... to produce and sell agricultural products."The "factory" will be based on Fujitsu's "Akisai", which the firm describes as "Fujitsu's food and agricultural cloud service, along with fully artificial lighting using LEDs, multi-tier growing trays, and full automation".Finns, with their excessively long winters, have a diet which majors on spuds, grains, berries, pork, duck and cabbage, as well as, apparently, the highest per capita coffee consumption in the world.Food is also expensive compared to the rest of Europe.
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the Front on the truck from the Volvothe car manufacturer Volvo Cars is working to develop a new technology to improve the cars ' performance and fuel economy.to finance the next phase in the research and development work lend the company nearly a billion dollars from the Nordic investment bank NIB , according to a press release.NIB, and Volvo have signed a five-year loan agreement.the NIB is an international financing institution owned by the member states: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.
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Steve Price wrote in with a question about alphabetic sorting of macOS Mail s mailboxes, and then, shortly after, a solution!Which is always welcome, dear readers, as I can then share them widely with others .Disable accounts before deleting the cache files.If you re using IMAP and have all your messages stored on a remote server, you shouldn t be able to delete those messages through this process.In Mail, use Mail Preferences Accounts to select and disable uncheck the Enable This Account box for whichever account you want to fix mailbox alphabetization.Type cd plus a space plus a few letters of that directory and then press Tab to fill in the rest.
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Sherpa Foundry — a three-year-old, San Francisco-based group that s among a growing number of outfits to help older and non-tech companies better understand how tech startups might help them — is looking to beef up the number of companies with which it s working.While Sherpa Foundry launched with three corporate partners — Condé Nast, DreamWorks, and eBay — CEO Neal Hansch tells us the firm recently added a leading European telco, to its customer roster and that it s also talking with a Middle Eastern shopping mall company.What are these customers getting from Sherpa Foundry, which was cofounded by Sherpa Capital founders Shervin Pishevar and Scott Stanford but is run as a separate business?According to Hansch, who was appointed CEO in March of this year, they re essentially getting a team of 20 people who act as a meta search engine across the startup ecosystem, filtering out top entrepreneurs and companies and helping customers who might not know better or have the time to cut through the noise.Indeed, among several outcomes that have led to hundreds of millions of dollars in strategic investment and partnerships for which it takes credit are connecting eBay to the shipping service Shyp, an integration that makes it easier for sellers to market an optimized shipping experience to buyers; introducing Conde Nast to the customized skincare e-commerce company Curology, in which it subsequently invested; and introducing Cue, a pre-market health diagnostics startup, to Johnson & Johnson, which has since formed a co-development partnership with the company.It also isn t a next-generation Gartner Group, he insists.
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It s a very pretty movie with a few really good performances specifically Dan Fogler and Colin Farrell .Although my colleague Germain gave Fantastic Beasts a glowing review, as io9's resident obsessive Harry Potter fan, I must semi-respectfully disagree.He s a wizard, why is he traveling anywhere by boat?Shouldn t there be a magical customs, you know, since a lot of this movie is about how American wizards are all about keeping humans and magic as far apart as possible?While standing in line at customs—again, regular old non-magical customs—one of the locks on Newt s suitcase springs open.As happens when the magical suitcase you have filled with magical creatures has a broken lock, Newt manages to lose a couple of his beasts.
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President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview that Apple CEO Tim Cook called him.Microsoft s Bill Gates also had a great conversation over the phone with the President-elect.DON T MISS: This could be Apple s most interesting design yet for a future iPhone I was honored yesterday, I got a call from Bill Gates, great call, we had a great conversation, Trump told The New York Times, without detailing the great call.I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple, and I said, Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you re making your product right here.He said, I understand that.
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After Donald Trump s unexpected presidential victory earlier this month, the tech community has been trying to assess how the new administration will impact them.And he s talked about reducing jobs overseas, which could make some U.S. tech businesses have higher costs and ultimately be less competitive.Yet while he opposes the AT Warner deal, possibly because of his angst toward CNN, some leaders in Silicon Valley remain hopeful that he will be like his Republican predecessors and advocate for less regulation.Despite criticizing Amazon s low taxes amid a conflict with CEO Jeff Bezos, Trump has generally advocated for lower corporate taxes, which could leave more cash for purchases.If he does in fact reduce taxes for businesses, that potentially frees up a lot more capital to be investing in acquisitions, said Stephanie Palmeri, partner at SoftTech VC.Dramatically lower taxes, such as Trump s proposed 15% rate, could cause some companies to shift money to the U.S.
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Last week Apple finally admitted the 'touch disease' problem with certain iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, and now it has acknowledged a battery issue with the 6S.The company is offering to replace batteries in phones manufactured between September and October 2015, as some have been shown to shut down at random.A page on the Apple website details the new scheme, saying: "Apple has determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down."This is not a safety issue and only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015."If you have a phone made during that brief period, you can take it down to an Apple store or Apple service provider to have the serial number checked.Once the number has been checked and shows the phone was from the batch of faulty devices, you can get a replacement battery free of charge.
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Skandalen kring Samsungs smarta telefon Galaxy Note 7 tycks inte ha skadat bolagets varumärke nämnvärt.Knappt två månader senare återkallade bolaget samtliga Galaxy Note 7-telefoner och tillverkningen lades ner.Note 7:an förbjöds till exempel ombord på flygplan på grund av brandrisken.Skandalen tros ha kostat Samsung närmare 150 miljarder dollar.Men tycks inte ha skadat varumärket, eller de amerikanska konsumenternas vilja att köpa bolagets andra telefoner.Resultaten visar att nuvarande Samsunganvändare är lika lojala till varumärket som Apples Iphone-kunder.
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Sony has revealed a stunning new trailer for its long-awaited adventure game The Last Guardian, ahead of its release in December.The cinematic trailer, called An Unbreakable Bond, shows the game's protagonist, an unnamed boy, escaping a vast and undoubtedly labyrinthine castle, pursued by guards and cornered on a bridge, rescued only by the appearance of his companion - a baby griffin creature.The Last Guardian i is the brainchild of Japanese director Fumito Ueda, and the third in a loose triptych of games."Everyone has a different level of relationship with the two previous titles, so we wouldn't dictate that it is or it isn't.The Last Guardian has been in development by since 2007 - originally under the codename 'Project Trico' - but has been subject to chronic delays and missed its planned PS3 release entirely.Yet despite nearly a decade's work and a leap to the more powerful PS4, Ueda would still like more time to more fully realise his vision.
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Right now Amazon Prime Video is a streaming service rather like Netflix that is available in only a few countries around the world.Those countries include the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan.A launch in India is planned as well.Hints have started to surface about the global rollout, most notably via a tweet from The Grand Tour and former Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson.Error loading player: No playable sources foundClarkson tweeted in part that that when The Grand Tour debuted viewers in 200 countries would be able to watch the show.
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Spel Den 29 september 1995 lanserades Sonys första Playstation i Sverige.M3 går igenom de bästa spelen, ser tillbaka på titlarna du missade och betygsätter lanseringsutbudet.De fem bästa spelen till PlaystationInnan Naughty Dog blev förknippade med actiontitlar som Uncharted och The Last of Us låg studion bakom Sonys försök att få en motsvarighet till Super Mario.Numera är Capcoms Resident Evil-serie en spillra av sitt forna jag, men när den startade kändes det närmast som om zombiemästaren George A Romero plötsligt hade gått och blivit speldesigner.Missa inte: Resident Evil HD Remaster: Skräckklassikern håller fortfarande.
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Amazon Web Services has opened a store that will allow customers to purchase additional software-as-a-service products and pay with their monthly AWS bill.The cloud giant says that the AWS Marketplace Vendors program will let cloud customers buy the additional services as needed, paying for time or data used rather than as a recurring cost.Those products are then billed to the customer as part of their monthly AWS account charge, with Amazon passing the balance for the SaaS services over to the developer.AWS did not say whether it would take a cut of the revenues as a service charge."The new SaaS solutions run on AWS infrastructure and you will pay only for the service that you consume, with no monthly fees or subscription costs," wrote AWS evangelist Jeff Barr."For example, you can buy security services on a per-host basis, log processing on a per-GB-ingested basis, geocoding on a per-request basis, or caching on a per-GB-cached basis.
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"Retail, as we know it today, is dead."That s according to Thoryn Stephens, former chief digital officer at American Apparel.And he should know; his ex-employer just filed for bankruptcy."There's no shortage of data, there's no shortage of technology but there's a shortage of stakeholders who know how to use said data and technology," Stephens told the audience at WIRED Retail 2016 in London.With Google Analytics, Google AdWords and Salesforce he had a huge amount of data on his customers, but when he looked at traditional retailers he noticed very few were taking advantage of all this information.Fast-forward to today and stores still have electric lights, clothes and mannequins.
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Hitachi might not be known for its image-capture technology, but a new press release details the workings of a lensless camera technology the company is working on that s capable of focusing the image after it s already been captured.The details in the press release are rather verbose, but in its simplest form, Hitachi s camera uses a specialized piece of film in front of the image sensor to direct the light onto the sensor in a particular pattern.The information captured by the sensor is then used to reconstruct the image with the help of specialized algorithms.Since depth information is captured in addition to overall exposure, Hitachi says the technology allows the image to be refocused after capture, similar to how Lytro s light field cameras work, albeit at a much smaller level.It s safe to assume the quality of the image won t be nearly as impressive as those captured with traditional cameras.But Hitachi s goal isn t to replace traditional cameras.
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The OnePlus 3T is an enhanced version of the OnePlus 3 launched earlier this yearTo continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.The rumours regarding an upgraded OnePlus 3 model have been finally put to rest as the company unveiled the OnePlus 3T.The Chinese smartphone maker made the announcement on its website and Twitter, giving OnePlus fans an additional model on the lines of the OnePlus 3 with upgraded hardware features."We developed the OnePlus 3T hand in hand with our fans, packing it with key improvements that couldn't be pushed out through software update releases," said Carl Pei, co-founder and Global Business head of OnePlus.
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Get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to protect your device against ransomwareTo continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.In the wake of the recently discovered zero-day vulnerability reported by Google, Microsoft has shared some details about how it is fighting against ransomware with the latest Windows version.Microsoft says there are at least top 10 ransomware threats that use browsers or exploits related to browser plug-ins.But it is difficult for attackers to crack into a system running on Windows 10 and using the Microsoft Edge browser.
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