Marie Haines

Marie Haines

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At some point this week, we expect the European Commission to levy a fine against Google for Android antitrust issues.The fine will be in the billions-of-euros, and likely will be one of the largest in history.Google is expected to appeal, as it claims no wrongdoing in the Android antitrust case.The fine revolves around the Android operating system and Google’s alleged suppression of competition on the platform.Forget Your 401k if you Own a Home (Do This)Now, according to The Telegraph, it looks likely that the fine in question could land tomorrow or Wednesday and might be one of the most substantial penalties in history.
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The UK Space Agency awarded £2.5 million ($3.3 million) in funding for a proposed vertical launch spaceport in Sutherland, Scotland, it announced Monday.The funding will go to Highlands and Islands Enterprise to develop the site on the A'Mhoine peninsula, on Scotland's northern coast, with the hope of launching space rockets and satellites from there.HIE will work with a group that includes US aerospace company Lockheed Martin, BBC notes, with a goal of having launches in the early 2020s.Also part of the group is UK-based rocket-builder Orbex, which has raised £30 million ($39.6 million) to launch satellites from the new spaceport.The government will offer an additional £2 million ($2.7 million) in development funds for horizontal launch sites in Cornwall, Glasgow Prestwick and Snowdonia."The UK's thriving space industry, research community and aerospace supply chain put the UK in a leading position to develop both vertical and horizontal launch sites," said Business Secretary Greg Clark.
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After that wild twist at the end of Split, we’ve been waiting for ages to see what M. Night Shyamalan could do when it came to smashing together James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bruce Willis for the Unbreakable sequel no one saw coming.And so far, the results are sinister and weirdly gorgeous.Entertainment Weekly has released the first stills from the film today, giving us a look at Mr. Glass, David, and Kevin all together in a weirdly artsy institute.Oh, and Sarah Paulson looking fabulous as the psychiatrist tasked with treating three men who think they’re superheroes:But aside from the absurd joy of getting to see the world of Split and Unbreakable converge like this, there’s also a weirdly colorful aesthetic to these stills that has us intrigued to see just what Shyamalan is going to do with Glass.That, and they remind us that Samuel L. Jackson can still pull off a fantastic-looking coat:
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Add Target to the me-too list of vendors countering Amazon's Prime Day onslaught.But where Amazon is promising more than a million deals, Target is touting "dozens of deals from a broad assortment of Target exclusive brands and top national brands."Here are the deals Target is highlighting (as taken directly from the company's emailed press release):Spend $100 on Target.com on July 17 and get a free six-month membership for same-day delivery, shopped by Shipt (nearly $50 in savings)30 percent off Target-exclusive home brandsSale on cookware, small appliances and floorcare
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The 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Apple's TouchBar secondary display are getting updated Intel CPUs, new RAM and storage options, True Tone screens, a new T2 subprocessor for security and encryption and hands-free Siri.The controversial butterfly keyboard, meanwhile, is getting tweaked a bit -- but it won't be completely overhauled.The entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro model without the TouchBar is unchanged for now, as is the rest of the Mac lineup, including the 12-inch MacBook, MacBook Air and desktop Macs.True Tone jumps in from iOSTrue Tone, a feature found on recent iPhones and iPad Pros, uses light sensors to automatically adjust the color temperature of the display to best match your viewing environment.No, it's not a killing machine from the future made of liquid metal, it's the second generation of fingerprint-reading SoC (system on chip) processors for controlling certain security features.
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India's Department of Telecommunications reportedly approved net neutrality rules on Wednesday, which require that all users must have equal access to legal online content at the same price and speed.The laws prohibit blocking, degrading, slowing down or giving preferential treatment to users, The Times of India reported.India has long pushed for net neutrality laws, which follow the principle that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally.In November, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India reportedly recommended that internet access in the country remain non-discriminatory, and that there be no throttling, blocking or preferential treatment."Any deviations and violations of the rules of net neutrality -- which come into effect almost immediately -- will be met with stiff penalties," Department of Telecommunications secretary Aruna Sundararajan told The Times of India.The Department of Telecommunications didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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If you're new to the technology then it might seem intimidating, and there's no doubt that prices can be high, but don't let that put you off.If you find anything that looks interesting, give it a try – you can explore many of these CDNs for free, without handing over payment details or signing up for any contract.We’ve also rounded up the best VPN services of 2018Cloudflare is a hugely popular American content delivery service which combines novice-friendly ease of use with expert-level features and functionality.Setup is simple, with no need to edit your code.Upgrading to the Pro plan costs a reasonable $20 (£16) a month, and adds the image optimization rules, extra configurability and improved support.
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In May, HTC first announced that it was working on a blockchain-powered smartphone called the Exodus.The news came as one of the company’s more intriguing projects after a poor start to the year.Its latest flagship, the U12 Plus, has received largely negative reviews over its odd solid-state buttons and software bugs.Cryptocurrency prices are low, and last month, bitcoin was tied to price manipulation in a report from researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.When I mentioned that the world’s first blockchain-powered phone called Finney, created by Sirin Labs, costs $1000, Chen said the price of Exodus would be “comparable.”Exodus will have global availability once released and Chen says, “I want to say it will be available definitely everywhere outside of China.” He elaborates that it will be more difficult to bring Exodus to China as “China has different rules, everywhere from regulations to how Android even works in China.”
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Elscootrar has pulled in huge amounts of money in new investments over the past six months.Large sums of money to be wagered on to become leaders in scootrarna reaches the streets in the united states and Europe.in the race to dominate the market is Uberägda Bird and Jump.Read more: Miljardvärderade the scooter comes to EuropeOne of the elscooterbolagen, Lime, has now closed a round of 335 million u.s. dollars, the equivalent of just over sek 2.9 billion.Among the other is Uber, which now enters its third elscooterbolag, and the Alphabet some of the investors, said the company in a blog post.
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The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium may not be arriving for a few weeks yet, but beginning today, those of you who are so inclined can pre-order one.Amazon has opened up pre-orders for the Xperia XZ2 Premium, but if you want one, you’re going to have a lot of money.The good news, however, is that Amazon is including a pretty tempting bonus with XZ2 Premium pre-orders.First, the price: if you want an unlocked Xperia XZ2 Premium, you’re going to have to be okay with parting with $1000.That’s not a small amount by any stretch of the imagination, as Sony’s newest phone rivals the iPhone X in price.For some, however, the specs the XZ2 Premium offers could well be worth that significant sum.
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It’s summer sale time once again over on the Google Store, with discounts on a wide range of phones, speakers, and more all made by the big G. The offers are available to U.S. consumers until July 17 on selected devices while stocks last.First up is Google’s flagship phones.Despite the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL hype train having long left the station at this point, the search giant’s second-generation Pixel phones are still some of the best Android phones available, so it’s hard to grumble at the flat $100 discount currently being offered on the larger Pixel 2 XL.That saving brings the base model Pixel 2 XL with 64GB storage down to $749, while the 128GB variant is now $849.This is far from the cheapest we’ve seen either device, but it’s a solid offer if you’re looking to buy an unlocked version.Google’s smart speaker range also enjoys a price cut, with the Home Mini dropping to $34 ($15 off).
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President Donald Trump's tweet on Thursday that EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigned may have prompted some to celebrate.Pruitt was previously attorney general of Oklahoma, where he was close to the state's oil industry and waged a campaign against the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to slow climate change.That includes a decision to install a $43,000 private phone booth in his office as well as revelations that he asked aides to help his wife find a job with a six-figure salary.Twitter meme creator Darth tweeted with a picture of other Trump administration officials who have also resigned, including former Press Secretary Sean Spicer and former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.Even conservative commentators, like radio and TV host Laura Ingraham, have taken a swipe at Pruitt.The main difference between the two, say conservation groups, is Wheeler will likely be more effective than Pruitt in dismantling EPA safeguards.
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The likes of Intel and Qualcomm may well be locked in a battle over next-gen communications chips, which will help phones connect to futuristic 5G networks in the future.And the biggest of those contracts, at least when it comes to consumer devices, has to be the iPhone.We can now rule out one major player in the race to supply the world with 5G chips — Apple has reportedly notified Intel that it will not be using its modems for 2020 iPhone models.The news was first reported by Calcalist.The fact that Apple has notified Intel that it won’t be using its chips may have wide implications for Intel.As a result of the decision, Intel has reportedly halted development on a modem internally known as “Sunny Peak,” and the team working on the modem redirected to other Intel efforts.
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Det har seglat upp ett rykte om att en av Apples nästa modeller av iPhone kommer att han Dual-SIM.Dual-sim är något som androidtelefoner länge kommit med, istället för en telefon för ens privata nummer och en telefon för arbetsnumret har det gått att kombinera dessa i en telefon.Även de som rest mycket och behövt olika operatörer har haft stor nytta av Dual-SIM.Apple gjorde ett försök att lösa problemet genom att använda sig vad de kallar Apple SIM.En form av SIMkort i mjukvaran där det går att byta operatör i inställningarna.Tyvärr var det många operatörer som motsatte sig detta i iPhones då det bland annat plötsligt skulle bli allt för lätt att byta mellan operatörerna.
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YouTube creators are up in arms over new auto-generated thumbnails, accusing the video streaming site of bulldozing over the custom graphics many rely on to make their clips more clickable.Rather than the custom thumbnails that YouTube allows creators to upload and use as the graphic in search results and channels, some found their videos were instead represented by a screenshot from the footage itself.Pressed about the swap on Twitter, YouTube confirmed that it was indeed intentional rather than a thumbnail glitch.“We are running a small experiment where 0.3% of viewers will see an auto-generated thumbnail, instead of your custom thumbnail,” YouTube told one confused creator.“We are not removing the ability to create your custom thumbnail, but we hope to gain insights on auto-generated thumbnails for the future.”The experiment has been met with frustration among many YouTubers, who have reacted furiously about what they typically see as heavy-handedness over how their content is promoted.
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Our picks for the bet midsize SUVs on the market todayWe get it -- sometimes you need lots of seats, lots of space and lots of features.And nowhere are those traits combined more perfectly than in a midsize SUV.With so many options on the road today, a bevy of two- and three-row crossovers offer plenty of value.Here are nine of of our editors' favorites.
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As much as we love midrange laptops such as the Dell XPS 13, there are some fantastic offerings in the more budget-orientated space too.Take the new Walmart exclusive Huawei MateBook D, which combines a 1080p touchscreen with AMD Ryzen CPU and Vega graphics, all within a premium-feel aluminum chassis.Better yet, its battery is designed to charge up super fast, so you can get back to work or gaming in well under an hour.At 3.5 pounds and just over a half-inch thick, the MateBook D is solidly built, compact machine with decent hardware under the hood.It sports a Ryzen 2500U chip which combines a quad-core Ryzen CPU with multithreading clocked at 3.4GHz, with an AMD Vega 8 graphics core.While not as powerful as desktop Ryzen accelerated processing units (APU) it should provide some decent general computing ability and the option to play basic games too.
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Apple reportedly has big plans for its audio device lineup in 2019.The latest report corroborates that rumor but says the latter model will also feature noise cancellation.As a possible point of reference, Apple’s latest iPhones currently feature an IP67 rating for water resistance.The company also advertises Class 1 Bluetooth radios for newer Beats headphones such as the BeatsX, allowing connections from farther distances.In any event, Bloomberg says these upgraded AirPods are expected to cost more than the existing pair, which go for $159, but will likely live alongside them as an upgraded model rather than a full-on replacement.The existing AirPods are still scheduled to be refreshed with better wireless tech and “hands-free Siri activation” later this year, according to the report.
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OnePlus is on a high after it logged some good sales numbers of its current flagship, the OnePlus 6, globally.And like always, it is a great value for money proposition from software to hardware.However, it looks like the latest software update might have broken things on OnePlus 6 devices.OnePlus recently issued a v5.1.8 update which wasn’t a big update gave rise to serious battery issues.OnePlus regularly updates its flagship with several small OTA packages after launch.The OnePlus 6 got some neat intended features too like the Portrait Mode, a notch hiding feature and more.
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Crack open some of today’s best compact cameras and you’ll find Sony sensors embedded in their guts.However, the Japanese giant hoards its best work for its own Alpha line of mirrorless cameras.The latest, Sony’s A7 III, has a 24-megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor that’s the stuff of a silicon junkie’s dreams.Its 693 phase-detection points and 425 contrast points boost autofocus speed, giving you sharp, finely detailed shots of moving subjects.While Sony’s pro-grade A9, with its superfast electronic shutter, costs more than twice as much, the A7 III gets you almost all of the way there, blending performance and value into a supremely easy-to-handle machine.That’s good—you’ll need the extra dough for an epic piece of glass like Sony’s exemplary $799 35-mm f/2.8 prime lens.
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