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Verizon's early rollout of millimeter-wave 5G is producing high speeds and throughput, but the high-frequency spectrum isn't suitable for widespread coverage, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said today.Millimeter-wave 5G will never scale beyond dense urban areas, T-Mobile saysVerizon will use millimeter waves "as far as [they're] economically sustainable, of course," Vestberg continued."But still, it's very good ranges we can come up with and, of course, the throughput and speeds are enormous."Later in the earnings call, analyst Walter Piecyk pressed Vestberg on his millimeter-wave statement, saying it seemed like a change from Verizon's optimism about the frequency ranges.In September 2018, Verizon said that "millimeter-wave spectrum is the cornerstone in enabling our 5G Ultra Wideband network" and that this spectrum is like "a superhighway that's capable of moving massive amounts of traffic, at super-high speeds, on thousands of lanes lined up side by side."
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If you’re trying to troubleshoot problems with your Windows 10 PC, one option is to enter Safe Mode.In Windows 10 Safe Mode you can safely uninstall troublesome programs, resolve driver issues, diagnose hardware conflicts, and more.But how to boot in Safe Mode is less obvious in Windows 10 than we’ve seen in older Windows releases.Click the Start button and select the “gear” icon on the Start Menu to open the Settings app.The PC will reboot to the Choose an option screen.Click the Power button icon located in the bottom-right corner.
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But just because you messed up your ears, doesn’t mean you want that to happen to your kids.So what options do young parents have to ensure their children avoid the annoying ringing noise they’ve endured during quiet moments since Toxic was a radio sensation?The PuroQuiet are noise-canceling headphones designed for kids that come with a hard volume limit to prevent your child’s tiny ears from getting damaged.I spent a couple of weeks checking out these cool little over-ears, and while they may not exactly be the best fit for my adult-sized noggin, they’re fantastic headphones that can give kids a great sonic experience, and parents peace of mind.For a $99 pair of headphones, the PuroQuiet punch well above their weight when it comes to looks and build quality.The rectangular-shaped earcups are made out of robust metal, and come in vibrant colors like electric blue or bright pink.
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Konsolhistorien is like a sine wave where Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft shifted between the high peaks and deep lows.If the first confirmed details about the Playstation 5 is anything to go by, Sony is on the way out again.PS4-successor sounds very expensive.the Market for gaming consoles do not follow the laws and rules that apply, for example, mobile phones.Sony executives, including the enhancement of the Playstation 2 has become one of the best selling video consoles such through the ages, was so fullpumpade with hubris that they have lost contact with reality.the PS3 launched a year after the worst rival Xbox 360 cost at least a hundred dollars more, and the developers hated the machine complexity of the system architecture.
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Segula Technologies is active in about 30 countries and now has consulting engineering company established in Stockholm, sweden. "We want to contribute by sharing knowledge and creating a warm internal culture," says Robert Rehme, Director.the Company helps technology companies with everything from building vehicles, as grundprototypen to Formula E-car, to the expertise in agile transformation.Nicklas Carlsson, Business Unit Manager, adds:– Our local business is fresh and the possibilities are great.We have in theory a lot of muscle thanks to that we are an international company – we can take advantage of.
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A pair of proud bald eagle parents at Big Bear Valley in California have welcomed new chicks, with the new additions hatching on a live webcam.The eagles – Jackie and her mate, Shadow, are the stars of the Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam Facebook page.All of Shadow's fussing helped it get all the way out of the shell!Welcome to the world!,” the group posted on Sunday.The chick started to work its way out of its egg on Friday night local time, eventually gaining freedom on Sunday morning.EAGLE SNATCHES FOX HOLDING RABBIT IN MOUTH IN DRAMATIC IMAGES
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Here's a closer look at how companies like Apple and Google handle the voice recordings that its devices capture.When Amazon introduced the Echo in 2014, questions and concerns arose about the level of privacy users should expect by inviting a device that's designed to listen into the home.Now, more than three years later, having a virtual assistant like Alexa everywhere from the living room to the kitchen feels like the norm.The online retail giant reportedly employs thousands of people around the world to transcribe and annotate some recordings, which the company then uses to improve Alexa's accuracy.The report also indicates that Amazon workers sometimes share certain audio snippets in internal company chat rooms, either when they need help interpreting a muffled word or to relieve stress when they accidentally hear something troubling.Amazon is far from the only major tech firm that sells voice-activated devices designed to listen for requests.
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Stratolaunch, the world’s largest plane by wingspan and the brainchild of late Silicon Valley billionaire Paul Allen, finally took off at around 10:00 a.m. local time on Saturday for a two and a half hour inaugural flight, the Washington Post reported.Stratolaunch is 226,796 kilograms, much of which is due to its twin fuselage-design and six 747 jet engines, and it boasts an unprecedented 117-metre wingspan (beating out even Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose).It attained a maximum flight speed of 189 miles per hour during its morning flight on Saturday, which saw it taking off from California’s Mojave Air and Space Port.The Northrop Grumman subsidiary Scaled Composites built the plane, which was was first announced in 2011 and remained on the ground far beyond its originally planned first test flight date in 2016.According to CNN, the cost of the project remains unknown, but it is made out of carbon fibre material instead of aluminium, and it reduced costs by using components originally designed for the 747, like the Pratt & Whitney engines and its 28 wheels.One might wonder the need for such an aircraft; only a handful of twin-fuselage planes have been developed in the past few decades.
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Following Microsoft’s successful rollout of the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, it makes perfect sense for the company to release the much-rumored digital-only version of its console.Codenamed “Xbox Maverick,” the system has been the subject of several leaks over the past few weeks, with the basic details being the removal of the disc drive in favor of a hard drive.We’ve now got our first look at the hardware, along with more concrete launch info.Simply called the “Xbox One S All Digital,” the system simply lets users focus on games that are digitally downloaded, whether it be stand-alone game purchases or via the Xbox Game Pass.Germany’s WinFuture has obtained the first images of the console, and to no one’s surprise it looks just like the existing Xbox One S in white, minus the Blu-ray drive.For the European market, the All Digital system will feature a 1TB hard drive and come with the games Forza Horizon 3, Sea of Thieves, and Minecraft pre-installed.
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Express delivery giant STO Express reported 37.7% profit growth in 2018, a recovery following three years of lackluster results in the slowing Chinese courier market.According to a filing released Wednesday, the Shenzhen-listed company earned RMB 17 billion ($2.5 billion) in revenue, a 34.4% year-on-year increase.Net profits surged 37.7% year-on-year to RMB 2 billion, which the company attributed to a rebound in its courier business in the last two quarters, and pointing to a marked pickup from the 17% year-on-year growth seen a year earlier.Improved performance in the back half of the year follow a significant uptick in research and development spend in 2018 from which significant IT upgrades and the development of intelligent business solutions resulted, reported media outlet Jiemian (in Chinese).After going public in Shenzhen in 2016, STO’s growth slowed significantly.Its market share shrank to 9.7% from 16.5% in the period from 2014 to 2017, falling from the top of the heap to the bottom in its competition with peers ZTO, YTO, and Yunda, Jiemian reported citing Chinese broker Pingan Securities.
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Acer held an event in New York City today where it announced a lot of new products, and its Predator line in particular got a lot of love.Not only are we getting a pair of new Predator Helios laptops, but we’ll also see the company launch a new gaming desktop, a new display, and a collection of accessories.Perhaps not as impressive as the high-end Helios 700 with its slide-out keyboard, the Helios 300 is probably still a good choice if you’re looking to pick up a gaming laptop without going bankrupt.You’ll have your choice of either a 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch FHD IPS display, and in both cases, that display will be running at 144Hz.We’ll see the new Helios 300 series launch here in North America this month, and with a starting price of $1,199.99, these notebooks are less than half the cost of the Helios 700.In both cases, Acer didn’t get very specific about hardware, saying only that both come with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, ninth-generation Intel Core CPUs, and “the latest NVIDIA GPUs,” opting to leave it at that.
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The weird sea creature you see here was recently discovered as an ancient fossil and is a species related to modern sea cucumbers.The team of researchers that discovered the 430 million-year-old fossil are from Yale, Oxford, the University of Leicester, Imperial College London, and University College London.They have dubbed the bizarre creature Sollasina cthulhu.The creature had 45 tentacle-like tube feet that it used to crawl along the floor of the ocean and capture food.The creature was very small said to be about the size of a large spider.The fossil was discovered in Herefordshire Lagerstatte in the UK, that particular site is a trove of ancient sea animal fossils.
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Finding a great camera that doesn’t breach the four-figure price point can be a challenge for enthusiasts and photo newbies, manufacturers have found ways to bring high-end features to more budget-friendly models.It combines image quality and performance with an engaging user experience that helps it stand out from the crowd.In picking cameras for this list, we looked at models that kept what matters most intact, like performance and control, while letting only professional features fall the wayside, such as weatherproofing or dual card slots.Here are our top picks for cameras sitting pretty at under $1,000.The best camera under $1,000Why you should buy this: Stellar image quality, fast performance, and 4K video wrapped in classic good looks.
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Customers in the U.K. can now get a good old plastic card and spend cryptocurrencies in-store and on any online website.This is a Visa card so it should work with any merchant on the Visa network.For instance, you’ll be able to choose whether you want to use your Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin balance with your card.There’s no need to transfer crypto assets from the main Coinbase app to the Coinbase Card app — the card grabs cryptocurrencies directly from your Coinbase account.The card supports contactless payments as well as ATM withdrawals.Transactions appear instantly in the app with the details of the exchange rate.
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Google Drive and Dropbox might be competitors, but that doesn’t mean the two companies can’t get along.Case in point: they are announcing tighter integration between their respective services, allowing to Dropbox Business users to create Google Docs, Sheets, Slides documents right within Dropbox.It’s a blessing for teams that rely on both Dropbox and Google Docs to get their work done.You can search for Google Docs within Dropbox – including content within those documents.If you open up one of those docs, you’ll be taken to a Google editor that lives right within Dropbox.You also have all the expected collaborative features.
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Millennium Falcon Lego - 2000Lego is celebrating 20 years of Star Wars sets ahead of this weekend's Star Wars Celebration Chicago, and with that let's take a look back at every Lego Millennium Falcon set dating back to 2000.This Millennium Falcon model (Lego product number 7190) originally launched in 2000.The set consisted of 663 pieces.Sadly, this set is retired, which means it's no longer for sale.Originally published May 9, 2018.
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A new map of nearly all of Africa shows exactly where the continent’s 1.3 billion people live down to the meter, which could help everyone from local governments to aid organizations.Manually labeling the satellite imagery even from a single mid-sized country like Gabon or Malawi would take a huge amount of time and effort.And for many applications of the data, such as coordinating the response to a natural disaster or distributing vaccinations, time lost is lives lost.That’s the idea behind Facebook’s Population Density Maps project, which had already mapped several countries over the last couple years before the decision was made to take on the entire African continent.Zoom in and you can see the difference between the new and old maps.“The maps from Facebook ensure we focus our volunteers’ time and resources on the places they’re most needed, improving the efficacy of our programs,” said Tyler Radford, executive director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, one of the project’s partners.
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The European Parliament’s civil liberties committee (Libe) voted yesterday to back proposed legislation for a one-hour takedown rule for online terrorist content which critics argue will force websites to filter uploads.MEPs on the committee also backed big penalties for service providers that systematically and persistently fail to abide by the law — agreeing they could be sanctioned with up to 4% of their global turnover, per the Commission’s original proposal.However the committee rejected a push by the EU’s executive for the law to include a so-called ‘duty of care obligation’ under which Internet firms would have had to take proactive measures including using automated detection tools.The Libe voted against a general obligation on hosts to monitor the information they transmit or store, and against them having to actively seek facts indicating illegal activity.The Civil Liberties Committee voted to exclude from these measures the obligation to monitor uploaded content and the use of automated tools,” it noted in a press release following the vote — which was carried by 35 votes to 1 (with 8 abstentions).Nonetheless, critics argue that a one-hour rule for terrorist takedowns will bring in filters by the backdoor and/or result in smaller websites being forced to operate on larger platforms to avoid having to comply with a stringent, one-size-fits-all deadline.
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Two hands aren't enough to open the package for the new "Consent Pack" of condoms.It takes four hands pressing simultaneously on all four sets of buttons on the top and sides of the box."If they don't say yes, it means no," the tagline on a video demonstration reads.Ad agency BBDO Argentina created the "Consent Pack" for Tulipan, an Argentine seller of sex toys and sexual-health products, including condoms.You probably won't find this unusual condom in a drugstore near you anytime soon, but it's still a reminder of the importance of consent in any sexual encounter.It's a topic that's gotten increasing attention on college campuses and workplaces in the US amid the MeToo movement.
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A leading think tank has predicted a spending gap in UK healthcare of over £20 billion by 2022/23.Yet healthcare organisations including pharmaceuticals are under increasing pressure to drive digital transformation.A new white paper from Identity as a Service (IDaaS) leader Okta explains how IDaaS could help these organisations overcome challenges such as:Fluid and diverse user baseCollaboration (between healthcare and pharma)Get the report today to find out more.
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