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Kevin Feige just said that the title for the fourth Avengers movie is a spoiler, which is why it hasn’t been announced yet.He also said that Infinity War and the mystery movie are very different films.So why does it seem like Zoe Saldana has revealed the title?BBC News’ Lizo Mizimba has an interview up with Saldana where she says that they’re “in the middle” of Infinity War and then says “we all have to go back for Gauntlet” later this year.If the movie is actually titled Avengers: Gauntlet, there is no way in hell that’s a spoiler.Age of Ultron literally showed Thanos putting on the gauntlet and getting ready to go fill it up with Infinity Stones.
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Microsoft has added new capabilities to its Internet of Things platform making it one of the first to support emerging industrial use cases such as Edge Analytics and device management.Microsoft is one of the few companies to deliver end-to-end IoT capabilities covering the entire spectrum of solutions.Customers with experienced technical teams can build highly customized solutions by connecting the dots from the Azure services portfolio.They can use IoT Hub, Event Hub, Stream Analytics, Azure ML, Azure Functions, DocumentDB, and Power BI to build powerful IoT applications.Enterprise customers can pick an existing template targeting remote monitoring or predictive maintenance scenarios, and customize them for their needs.This reduces the cost and effort involved in developing a cloud-based IoT solution from the ground up.
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Meizu have an event planned for April 26th which we know will be all about the new Meizu E2, but what we don’t know is which leak is the real deal?So far we’ve had multiple leaks for the Meizu E2 and each and every one of them has been centred around the design of the rear camera.We’ve heard that Meizu could be launching the Meizu E2 with a clever LED ring around the main rear camera (but we actually think this feature will be saved for the Pro 7), then there’s the leaked photo of a Meizu E2 that looked a lot like a current Oppo phone with similar rear camera placement.Join GizChina on TelegramTo confuse things more a very official looking leak, complete with posters showed up with the Meizu E2 getting a blacked out camera rectangle, and now there is this!The latest leak shows a camera design similar to the one above with a camera module located over to the left in the same fashion as current Oppo (and Vivo) phones, however, the LED flash area features 4 x LEDS!This would certainly give the Meizu E2 low-light and night photo shooting capabilities not seen since the Lenovo Vibe Shot and would match rumours that Meizu plans to fit the E2 with a front LED flash.While the design of the Meizu E2 still remains a mystery it seems fairly certain that Meizu will spec the phone with a Mediatek Helio P10 chipset, 5.5-inch FHD display, fingerprint scanner and up to 4GB RAM.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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“Where did I leave the eye drops?” Jokes aside, marijuana enthusiasts across the country — nay, across the world — spend the fourth month of each year planning extravagant cannabis-themed celebrations centered around the simple act of igniting that aromatic herb, and inhaling.The third iteration of Pax Labs’ eponymous handheld vaporizer is as sleek and subtle as ever, and it’s still effective for covert smoke sessions.The PAX 3, available in black, gold, rose gold, and silver, heats up in just about 20 seconds, and this time around it’s capable of vaping concentrates, not just flower.The included half-pack oven means you don’t have to load huge bowls anymore, increasing the vape’s efficiency, and terpene profiles still come through extremely well.Multiple strength settings allow you to crank up the heat when a load has already been partially smoked, and the Vapor smartphone app allows you to do cool stuff like dim the lights (for maximum secrecy) or boost the heat.Landlords and neighbors aren’t always enamored with the smell of weed.
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The vulnerabilities were discovered by senior security consultant Tao Sauvage from IOActive and independent security researcher Antide Petit while working together to analyze the Linksys EA3500 Smart Wi-Fi wireless router.Even though these devices are marketed as consumer products, it’s not unusual to find them running in small business and home office environments.The flaws range from low to high severity and directly impact over 7,000 routers that have their web-based administrative interfaces exposed to the Internet.Two vulnerabilities allow remote unauthenticated attackers to cause a denial-of-service condition on the affected routers by sending specifically crafted requests to one of their application programming interfaces (APIs).Other flaws in the web interfaces of the affected Linksys routers allow attackers to bypass authentication and access several CGI scripts that can reveal sensitive information about the devices and their configurations.These vulnerabilities can also be used to obtain the router’s firmware and kernel versions, a list of running processes, information about computers connected to the routers, a list of USB devices and the configuration settings for the FTP and SMB file-sharing servers.
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You might be surprised to find out just how much your listening habits can reveal about you.Bose’s QC35 are one of the most popular options for wireless noise-canceling headphones, but a new lawsuit warns that buyers may not know what they’re signing up for when they use them.A complaint filed on Tuesday by Kyle Zak claims that Bose not only tracks the listening habits of users of the headphones, but sells that information without permission, Reuters reports.“People should be uncomfortable with it,” lawyer Christopher Dore, who is representing Zak in the case, said in an interview with Reuters.“People put headphones on their head because they think it’s private, but they can be giving out information they don’t want to share.”After buying the QC35 headphones — which retail for $350 — Zak installed the Bose Connect app, which the company says enhances the listening experience.
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Since 2014, Artificial Intelligence algorithms have been learning, and beating humans at their favourite games – from the video console Atari to the classic board game Go.But, fast-forward to today, and their capabilities go far beyond just conquering human hobbies.In fact, Deep Mind has recently managed to crack the problem of memory and hasgifted its neural networks the ability to not only learn but retain information and use it again.Machine learning has developed at break neck speed in the last decade and a recent Forrester Wave report forecasts 15 percent compound annual growth for the market through 2021.Computers can now read, learn and speak, and do so more intelligently every day.
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In a whirlwind two months after the service’s launch on Product Hunt Magic went viral based on its claims to deliver anything; promptly raised a rumored $12 million from Sequoia Capital (with Sir Michael Moritz, KBE joining the board); and then went into hiding as it figured out an actual business plan.The company has integrated its text-based, on-demand service as-a-service into the enterprise messaging monster that is Slack.A Slack integration isn’t all that special (almost everyone is doing it), but it did give us a chance to catch up with the Magic team and find out how things have been going.It took off like a rocket, but the initial business was in no way a guaranteed win.Chen, who studied philosophy and computer science at Oberlin College, estimates that the company breaks even on 50 percent of orders, loses money on 25 percent and profits on 25 percent — which he says is breaking even overall.The launch of the Magic plus service solved that problem, when the company shifted its business model to provide a message-based service that can do anything for someone at a $100-per-hour fee.
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The Swedish company has Autoliv and Volvo in the back.Now pull Zenuity started, and the goal is that from the start, took the lead in autonomous driving. "We look forward to be a leader in the development of the next generation of safer and more automated cars," says Dennis Nobelius, ceo of Zenuity.Zenuity has his sights set on being a leading edge company in the self-driven technology.the Company is owned half each of Autoliv and Volvo Cars – and they both have storsatsat on their new projects.Volvo will also contribute with its own patents and staff.
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Verily Life Sciences, formerly Google Life Sciences division, wants to build a model of perfect human health.To do so, it is launching Baseline, a multi-year study with thousands of volunteers who will regularly supply metrics on sleep, fitness, heart rate, genomics, and more.Baseline, which Google announced in 2014, seeks to “create a map of human health” — an “early discovery platform” that will nail down key correlations between physiological changes and disease.Verily, which is undertaking the study with Duke University and the Stanford Unversity School of Medicine, will enroll about 10,000 participants from half a dozen study sites in California and North Carolina.That is up from a pilot in about 200 people that began three years ago.“What we are really aiming to do is figure out how do we identify people who have a change in their health where we can make an intervention so they don’t come into the hospital?,” Adrian Hernandez, a professor of medicine at Duke, told Business Insider.
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Samsung Gear VR continues to be the dominant force in the virtual reality space – far eclipsing its closest competitors.Even with the launch of the Google Daydream View headset, which added a brand new wireless controller into the mix, Samsung’s VR headset still seemed unchallenged.Of course, the backing of Oculus surely helps in keeping things fresh by having a revolving door of new content, but things are only going to get better with the latest iteration of the headset.It certainly functions and behaves similarly to the wireless remote with the Google Daydream View, but Samsung’s interpretation is different.Staying faithful to the design language of its predecessors, this year’s Gear VR doesn’t see any radical aesthetic changes –it still has that sci-fi look with its all plastic design.Just as we saw with the Gear VR that debuted alongside the unfortunate Note 7 back in the fall, Samsung has opted to employ darker colors with its paint job but otherwise it follows in similar fashion to previous Gear VR headsets.
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We had a partner at a law firm I worked at who had a fridge full of them.
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By Matt Heinz, President of Heinz Marketing“How I Work” is one of my favorite recurring features in Inc Magazine as well as via Lifehacker’s This Is How I Work Series, and recently several sales experts (including Anthony Iannarino, Dave Brock and Trish Bertuzzi) participated as well.Periodically moving forward, we will feature a new B2B sales, marketing or business leader here answering what have become the standard “How I Work” questions.You can catch up on everyone we’ve featured thus far in the “How I Work” series here.This week I’m excited to feature Frances McCutchon, director of marketing for PFL.Frances is a certified scrum master, speaks four languages, has been a volunteer homework helper for the Seattle Public Library, and is a proud Texas Longhorn graduate.
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Acura's first go at the TLX may have been a bit too understated.Now the luxury brand is trying to spice things up.When it debuted in 2014, the Acura TLX featured more restrained styling than the TL and TSX sedans it replaced.But now Acura is reversing course and giving the TLX a little more visual spice.Making its first public appearance at the 2017 New York Auto Show, the 2018 Acura TLX gets the same design language already seen on the updated MDX crossover, as well as the Precision concept.In addition to the face-lift, the TLX gets an infusion of new tech, and a sportier A-Spec model.
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It feels like it's been about half a decade since GM announced its semiautonomous Super Cruise system.The wait is almost over, because it's arriving later this year.Super Cruise will be an option for the 2018 Cadillac CT6 flagship luxury sedan, which is set to go on sale this fall in the US and Canada.Cadillac claims it's the "industry's first true hands-free driving technology for the highway."Cadillac points to two specific parts of Super Cruise that help separate it from the rest -- a driver attention system and lidar map data.The driver attention system relies on a single camera atop the steering column.
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Stolen data from customers in the UK and Poland includes names, addresses and credit card informationPayday loan company Wonga has admitted to suffering a data breach that could have resulted in the theft of the personal data of 245,000 UK customers.The firm said it believes there has been “illegal and unauthorised access to the personal data of some of our customers” and that it is “urgently working to establish further details and contacting those who we know have been impacted”.The stolen data affecting customers in the UK and Poland includes email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes.The controversial loan company has assured customers that full card details were not taken, but hackers might have got their hands on the last four digits of bank card numbers, which are used by some banks for authentication purposes.Wonga also says it doesn’t believe that account passwords were accessed, but recommends users change their passwords, alert their banks and look out for any unusual activity across bank accounts and online portals.
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If you never quite found a wide enough monitor for your needs, you'll be interested to learn that Samsung is considering designs which are wider and curvier than most.Samsung is looking to offer an alternative to the more common 4K displays out there at the moment, with its roadmap suggesting that it’s building monitors that use a unique 32:9 aspect ratio.Purportedly they would offer a resolution of 3,840 x 1,080 pixels, in what Samsung describes as “Double Full-HD.”Curved monitors are nothing new at this point and ultrawide displays aren’t that uncommon either.However, they more typically come with a 2,560 x 1,080 resolution and are geared more toward media viewing, while Samsung clearly thinks there’s something to the idea of an enormously wide, curved screen.Said to be part of Samsung’s planned “Grand Circle,” format, with a 49-inch panel, the seriously ultrawide display doesn’t have a particularly great pixel density, so it may not be the crispest monitor out there if and when it sees a release.
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Apple has released its new Clips app that is designed to encourage quick video editing for sharing on existing social networks.The free app, which was announced a couple of weeks ago, enables users to combine clips from their camera rolls and add a host of filters, graphics, text and emojis.Users can also live record video and take photos directly from the app, while it’s also possible to include or mute any audio and add your own soundtrack.The app also introduces a new Live Titles feature that enables users to generate titles and captions simply by using their voice.Apple wants users to share videos, which can be up to 60 minutes and 300 clips in length, on social networks like Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.It’s also possible to share via iMessage, while it also plays nice with the Photos app’s facial recognition tech to suggest people to tag and share with.
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Apple does not make many apps for the Android, but Apple Music is one of them (and here is another).Now get the Android app for Apple's music service, its first major update, and jumps thus from version 1.2.1 to 2.0.don't Miss: Apple Music beats Spotify in a paragraphWith the update, although the Android app is Apple's typical appearance with large, fetad text that indicates where in the app we find ourselves, a look that is found in a part of Apple's apps (including News).It also means that the app will get the same simplified interface as the app for IOS, with the categories of the Library, For you, the Browse, Radio, and Search.Now, there is also the possibility to bring up the lyrics in the app, and it should have been easier to see what music downloaded locally to the device.
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Eleven charities have been fined by the UK's data watchdog for misusing information about millions of past donors to seek further funds.Those fined include Oxfam, Cancer Research UK, The Royal British Legion and Battersea Dogs' and Cats' Home.The Information Commissioner's Office said the organisations had secretly pieced together data from various sources and traded personal details to target new and lapsed donors.It said they must obey the law.But it limited the individual fines to between £6,000 and £18,000 because donors could be unhappy at more punitive fines."[Victims] will be upset to learn the way their personal information has been analysed and shared by charities they trusted with their details and their donations," said Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham.
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