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Opportunity still maintaining a Martian silenceChina’s Chang’e 4 lander and rover combo have awoken from their lunar slumbers after a chilly first night on the far side of the Moon.The rover, Yutu 2, booted back up at 20:00 CST on 29 January (12:00 UTC).Change’4 followed a day later on 20:39 CST (12:39 UTC).The reason given for the early wake-up of Yutu 2 was to crack open the solar panels to allow excess heat to dissipate from the rover’s relatively small surface area, according to the robot's Weibo account.The lander and rover both enjoy radioisotope heaters to stop things getting too cold during the lunar night, and Chang’e 4 also had sufficient power to keep its temperature monitor running, recording a decidedly parky minimum temperature of -190 C.
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The founders of Dadi — pronounced daddy — think men are in need of a wake-up call.“Men [have] a biological clock just like women, which is something that people don’t talk about,” Dadi co-founder and chief executive officer Tom Smith told TechCrunch.“Infertility isn’t a women’s issue; It’s both a men’s and women’s issue.”Smith believes Dadi, the provider of a temperature-controlled at-home fertility test and sperm collection kit, will encourage men to contribute to family planning conversations and become more aware of their reproductive health.The startup is officially launching its kit and long-term sperm storage service today with nearly $2 million in venture capital funding from London-based seed fund firstminute capital and New York-based Third Kind Venture Capital.“Our mission is to normalize the conversation around male fertility and reproductive health, and empower men with knowledge of fertility so they can have that conversation with their family,” Smith said.
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India’s largest bank has secured an unprotected server that allowed anyone to access financial information on millions of its customers, like bank balances and recent transactions.The server, hosted in a regional Mumbai-based datacenter, stored two months of data from SBI Quick, a text message and call-based system used to request basic information about their bank accounts by customers of of the government-owned State Bank of India (SBI), the largest bank in the country and a highly ranked company in the Fortune 500.It’s not known for how long the server was open, but long enough for it to be discovered by a security researcher, who told TechCrunch of the leak, but did not want to be named for the story.It’s ideal for millions of the banking giant’s customers who don’t use smartphones or have limited data service.By using predefined keywords, like “BAL” for a customer’s current balance, the service recognizes the customer’s registered phone number and will send back current amount in that customer’s bank account.The system can also be used to send back the last five transactions, block an ATM card, and make inquiries about home or car loans.
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”the Demand for account to account payments are growing fast in the whole of Europe.Entercash is a Maltabaserat company that also specializes in delivering direct bank payments to companies in e-commerce, financial services, travel and onlinebetting.Further back in time, just before the turn of the millennium, he worked as a stockbroker at HQ.the after-tax Profit landed in the same year of just under € 3.7 million, corresponding to Sek 37 million.A score of Entercash that occur in one of the members ' annual reports, the current per on 23 October of last year, corresponding to Sek 340 million.the Parties will, however, not disclose any purchase price.
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The moment we all knew was coming has arrived.Variety reports that Universal has “tabled” its idea for an interconnected universe of classic monster movies (called the “Dark Universe”) and are starting thing fresh with Invisible Man.Leigh Whannell, one of the co-creators of Saw and Insidious, has signed on to direct an Invisible Man film, teaming with his regular producing partner, Jason Blum of Blumhouse.Variety reports that this is believed to be the first example of “a fresh strategy for the Universal monsters properties, bringing creative directors with distinctive visions to the classic characters.” And though Whannell is the first name revealed, there’s no guarantee his movie will be the first film into production as Universal is currently taking pitches.So how did we get here?To recap, before the Tom Cruise Mummy film was even released, several other actors were cast as various Universal Monsters like Frankenstein and the Invisible Man for upcoming movies that would all tie together, like the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Apple may change the design for the rear cameras on the iPhone 11, with a shift to the center for the sensors.That's according to sources who spoke with CompareRaja, apparently confirming previous rumors that Apple will move the rear cameras of the iPhone 11 (or iPhone XI, or whatever it will be called) to the center at the top of the handset.This would be the first time Apple has shifted the position of the rear camera on an iPhone, with the snapper having always been located in the top left of the device since the original iPhone back in 2007.Such a major design change would be surprising, as Apple tends to keep the general layout of its phones the same, although we've seen the shift away from the home button and the inclusion of the notch in recent years, so this latest iPhone 11 leak is still possible.Another new feature for the iPhone 11 would be the triple-camera setup mentioned in this leak, and in many previous rumors as well, as Apple looks to challenge the likes of the Samsung S10 and Huawei P30.The leaked designs for this rumored setup can be seen below and have prompted some to dub it 'the cyclops'.
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It was a day like any other day, without meaningful privacy except for those offline and unobserved by the global surveillance panopticon.Kelvin Coleman, executive director of the NCA, presided over the gathering, which he characterized as an exploration of the opportunities and challenges for the privacy road ahead.In the opening panel, Eva Velasquez, president and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, framed the discussion with a reference to her organization's 2018 data exposure report.The report found a 23 per cent decline in the number of data loss incidents and a 126 per cent increase in the amount of personally identifiable information exposed, amounting to almost 198 million records.Rather, they chose to focus on the parameters of lawful data usage, on the ways companies can handle data with informed notice and consent from customers."Companies increasingly look at privacy and security as a cost of doing business, and those on the leading edge think of it as an opportunity," said Kimberly Nevala, strategic advisor at software biz SAS.
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Some, especially real estate agents, would say it’s all about location.That’s only partly true when it comes to location-based services and technology.Because as important as knowing the location of an object may be, it’s sometimes just as important to know its direction relative to you.That’s why in the latest core specification of the Bluetooth standard, the wireless technology is finally getting a sense of direction.While most will probably think of GPS when talking about location services and features, Bluetooth is actually more common and more widespread than you might think.Especially with Bluetooth Low Energy, which came via the Bluetooth 4.0, the wireless technology has been used in products like tags, trackers, beacons, and more.
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Airbnb is partnering with San Francisco Mayor London Breed to tackle homelessness in the city."Shelter is a basic need, yet on any given night, nearly 1,200 young people sleep on San Francisco streets," Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said in a statement."This is our hometown, and we have a responsibility to help those young people in need of housing and job opportunities."The company's plan is to work with lawmakers and community organizations over the next three years.The $2 million will go to a campaign called Rising Up that provides housing and job placement to young people.Cloud communications company Twilio is also contributing $700,000 to the cause.
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TVs are no longer just the entertainment hubs of the home, some have even become smart home hubs.But while smart TVs have all sort of Internet-connected features, not all of them are able to support all the streaming services and sources one might like.The next best thing is to stream videos and audio from your phone to the TV and as of SmartCast version 3.0, VIZIO’s smart TVs will be equipped to handle almost all content sources, including iPhones, iPads, and Macs.As the name might imply, one of VIZIO’s SmartCast features focuses on casting, that is, streaming, content from, say, mobile devices, to the big screen.That’s especially useful for when the TV itself doesn’t have an app for the streaming service or content source of choice.Noticeably missing, however, was support for Apple’s streaming protocol and smart home platform.
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Alibaba Opens Hotel to Showcase New Tech – Yicai GlobalWhat happened: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has opened a hotel in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou to showcase its latest technologies, including mobile payments, artificial intelligence, and service robots.Guests can use self-service terminals to check into the hotel, dubbed Flyzoo, and are able to control the lights, TV, and curtains in hotel rooms via voice commands.In addition, room service is delivered by service robots.Why it’s important: The company has turned to AI and robots to reduce costs.Other hotels have tried and failed to automate their services using robots.
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Många anser att nästa generation solceller kommer vara baserade på perovskit-material.Perovskit ger en högre verkningsgrad än dagens solceller, och samtidigt enklare och billigare att tillverka.En svaghet är dock att perovskiten inte har varit nog stabil.För en kommersiellt gångbar produkt krävs en livslängd på minst 5-10 år, och att nå dit i laboratoriet har visat sig vara svårt.I solcellen ligger perovskitlagret vanligtvis mellan två transportlager för elektronerna av kalciumtitanoxid.En avhandling från Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University konstaterar att solljuset får mineralen att reagera med perovskiten, vilket degenererar materialet.
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Just because a timepiece has a round face and a strap, does not automatically mean it’s a watch everyone will want to wear.The Honor Watch Magic is a perfect example of just how fine the line is between what makes a smartwatch attractive and wearable, and what doesn’t.It’s essentially the same as the Huawei Watch GT in that it has twin buttons on the right-hand side, a heart rate sensor on the back, and is made from a combination of plastic and metal.However, the Watch GT has a larger screen than the Magic Watch, and this makes a big difference in who will want to wear it, and how good it looks when they do.This is a neat, sleek, smartwatch that fits naturally on the wrist, whatever its size.It has also chosen its colors well, with the dark blue model’s wonderful blue bezel a real standout.
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Touch is so 2007 to 2018, according to the LG's invite.Say hello to gesture controls – or at least, that's what the LG G8 invite for MWC 2019 strongly implies.The official LG G8 launch event will be February 24, according to the Save the Date email LG sent to TechRadar and other media outlets.The press conference invite links to a YouTube video that drops even more hints about LG's next phones."Goodbye touch," reads a piece of paper, as a cartoon hand swipes across the screen to reveal the text, then immediately dismiss it.The hand never actually touches the paper.
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After lavishing so much attention on full-frame mirrorless cameras for the past two years, Sony has finally found the time to look again to the smaller APS-C format.Attending Sony’s A6400 launch event for the new camera, this left us with one primary question: Is it an unbeatable bargain, or too good to be true?For better or worse, the control scheme remains largely unchanged, including the minuscule movie record button that’s awkwardly wedged into the edge of the thumb rest.We’ve complained about this for years, but, like Sony’s menu systems, our squawks — and those of other reviewers — have fallen on deaf ears.But what Sony lacks in design sensibility, it makes up for with raw technological power.This offers an incredible advantage for portraiture, and the system is reliable enough that it almost always gives consistent and predictable results.
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Last year, a startup called Suppose TV entered the market to help consumers find the best deal on TV services.The site offers an online tool that lets you compare different services – including things like channel selection and pricing.But doing so still took a lot work in terms of entering your criteria, setting your channel priorities, and specifying other requirements .With its “TV Service Alerts,” the startup can now email you when TV services change their prices, channel lineup or features.This way, you can make a cost-saving switch or jump to one that’s a better fit.Last year, for example, Sling TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue all raised their prices for live TV, and Netflix did for its subscription video service.
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Most modern ultrawide monitors come with a 3,440 x 1,440-pixel resolution, too, so you're not giving up too many pixels.While originally intended as a way to watch movies without the dreaded black borders, ultrawide monitors have naturally found a home with content creators and gamers, as the wider-than-average field of view occupies more of your peripheral vision.Using expert and buyer reviews, as well as hands-on experience, we narrowed down five options that are worth their weight in gold.While the quality of the display is key, there are also some technical considerations.The slightly higher than UHD resolution makes text ultra-crisp on the monitor, and the highly color accurate IPS panel is perfect for video editors, designers, and photographers.The extra four inches on the normal ultrawide size doesn't hurt, either.
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A new study shows that privacy on social media is like second-hand smoke.It's controlled by the people around you.Individual choice has long been considered a bedrock principle of online privacy.The new study presents powerful evidence that the answer to that question is no.The team of scientists, from the University of Vermont and the University of Adelaide, gathered more than thirty million public posts on Twitter from 13,905 users.With this data, they showed that information within the Twitter messages from 8 or 9 of a person's contacts make it possible to predict that person's later tweets as accurately as if they were looking directly at that person's own Twitter feed.
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That why it's extra unusual that Huawei is giving the visually stunning, midprice Honor View 20 a trio of launches.Huawei is saving the best for last with a global launch in Paris on Jan. 22.It's also when we'll find out if the feature-packed handset will come to the US through Amazon or Huawei's direct-to-market Honor site.The Honor View 20 already stands out for its 6.4-inch display, "hole punch" cutout for the 25-megapixel selfie camera, a 48-megapixel "3D" camera setup and vibrant red, blue and black colors.And it's only seeing the View 20 in the flesh that the full impact of its edge-to-edge screen sinks in, simply because it's so natural you'd hardly notice the lack of sensors on the phone face, and the small camera lens.You have a rear camera that can take pictures up to 48 megapixels, using AI technology to make a very detailed shot.
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Who doesn't love a Gift Card to sweeten a deal?We do, we're sure you do and clearly Plusnet does too as it is now offering a £60 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card with its ADSL broadband plan.This deal gets you average speeds of 10Mb for just £18.99 and Plusnet has even dropped the activation fee down to £5 meaning you don't have to pay a huge sum at the start.The inclusion of an Amazon.co.uk Gift Card tops off this deal giving you a balance of £60 to spend on absolutely anything on Amazon.co.uk.Plusnet also has a decent offer on fibre broadband right now - only £23.99 per month for the faster speeds - but sadly it doesn't come with the Gift Card so, if fibre's what you need check out our fibre broadband deals page for all of the best current options.But if the opportunity for one of the UK's most affordable broadband deals and an Amazon.co.uk shopping spree is too much for you to pass on, scroll down to see all of the details of this offer below.
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