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In partnership with Cochlear, Apple wants to improve the accessibility feature options on its devices for those with cochlear implants.On Wednesday, Cochlear announced it will be launching the first implant — the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor — made specifically for Apple devices, TechCrunch reports.The Australian-based medical device company is known for supplying the Nucleus cochlear implant for those with hearing loss.Cochlear’s Nucleus 7 Sound Processor will now be able to stream sound directly to a patient’s surgically implanted sound processor using a compatible iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.Past Cochlear sound processors required connecting it to an external Bluetooth device that would then pair with a smartphone while other implants controlled sound and features through an app.Although Cochlear does have the Nucleus Smart App with a wide range of features, the new implant will make it easier for users to adjust more simple functions.
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ContainerShip, which launched at Disrupt NY 2015, helps developers deploy their containerized applications on virtually all of the major cloud platforms.In its early days, the company mostly bet on Docker and its own container management tools for handling its users’ containers, but, as the company announced today, it is now adding support for the Google-incubated Kubernetes container orchestration tool and launching its fully managed Kubernetes offering.“Over the past five months we noticed an explosion of Kubernetes and made the decision some time ago to add integration with Kubernetes as a scheduler,” ContainerShip co-founder and CEO Phil Dougherty told me.“The customers we were getting were happy with our scheduler but the whole Kubernetes project and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and other organizations have done quite the job of making it hard to ignore Kubernetes from a marketing perspective.”ContainerShip’s focus in its early days was making it easy to move between cloud providers, and its current service still reflects this.In addition, ContainerShip also makes it easy to simply take a snapshot of a given deployment and move it to another data center or cloud platform.
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Now, there are plenty of differences between various Android versions.You might think that the most important ones are the core features or the number of security fixes, but you would be wrong.Back at Google I/O, the search giant announced that Android O will come with support for Emoji 5.0, which adds a huge number of new pictograms for us to use.However, if you’re running an older Android version, when someone sends you one of those new images, you will be presented with a small empty box instead.However, Google has just introduced a solution to that life-threatening problem.The EmojiCompat library for Android will allow developers to keep their emoji-related experiences consistent across the majority of Android devices.
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Over 120 million – so much turnover Splay last year, according to the site Di Digital.Splays idea is to collect several large Youtube profiles under one roof and sell ads based on the ratings.the Profiles may help to earn money on its popularity and get better production values to Splay takes a bit of annonskakan.77 million of turnover last year came from the Swedish market, the remaining more than 40 million came from the other nordic countries."Our strength is that we are the largest and were the first out.We are the only operator that built the nordic offer seriously.
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The 200-foot-tall structure's exterior is adorned with gushing waterfalls, while many of the park's most thrilling attractions snake through its interior.The first-place honor goes to the TapuTapu, a wearable device that aims to eliminate many of the inconveniences that come with spending a day in a crowded theme park.Issued to each guest upon arrival, the device looks and feels a lot like a fitness band.Once strapped on, the wearable can be tapped against an attraction's respective totem to virtually place the patron in its line.Attempting to lessen wait times, or eliminate them altogether, isn't a fresh concept.Universal, too, has done plenty in the past to try and eliminate the infamous theme park queue with their Express Pass system, a premium add-on ticket — for a premium price — that grants line-skipping privileges; where Express Pass options start $49.99, TapuTapu is included in Volcano Bay’s standard admission price.
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Earlier this year, Earthlings rejoiced when scientists announced the discovery of three rocky exoplanets in the habitable zone of TRAPPIST-1, an “ultracool dwarf” star located just 39 light years away.Soon after, astronomers brought us back down Earth, pointing out that it might be hard for life to survive on a world in such a tight orbit around such a dim star.A pair of researchers at the at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is positing that strong gravitational interactions between planets in red dwarf systems and their host stars could make these worlds more hospitable, particularly if they are “tidally locked,” with a permanent dayside and a permanent nightside.On tidally-locked ocean worlds, stellar-induced tides could promote nutrient mixing, helping to set up gradients of temperature and chemicals that might otherwise be absent.“Let me start by confessing that this paper resulted from the inspiration I experienced after taking a photo on the Waikoloa beach in the island of Maui, Hawaii,” astronomer and lead study author Avi Loeb told Gizmodo.Loeb explained how that photo of the beach at sunset got him thinking about what it would be like to stand on the surface of a tidally-locked planet.
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Facebook’s first foray into the smartphone industry wasn’t exactly a resounding success.Launched in early 2013, the HTC First – dubbed by many as the Facebook Phone – was discontinued after just a month or so on the market due to poor sales and classified as one of the biggest tech failures of the year.The Facebook Phone was a half-assed effort at best.Rather than commit to developing its own hardware or even a custom operating system, the social network’s only real contribution to the device was adding a layer atop Android that made it easier to access its various services.A recently published patent application has some in the media thinking Facebook may be preparing its sophomore effort.The patent in question describes a “modular electromechanical device” that can be paired with items like a touch display, GPS, speakers, a microphone and more.
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Céline Dion recently revealed that she still senses the presence of her husband, even though he died from cancer in January 2016.What’s more, the Canadian singer said she still talks to René Angélil, who she was married to for 22 years, and can still hear him at times.On the contrary, it is a perfectly normal and often helpful way of dealing with grief.Sensing a deceased spouse is remarkably common.Marion, who had lost her husband, Paul, came home from work one day:“Usually at that hour Paul would have been at his electronic chessboard ... His table was out of sight ... but he greeted me in his familiar way “Hello!
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Movidius and Intel have put deep-learning on a stick with a tiny $79 USB device that makes bringing AI to hardware a snap.In April of last year, Movidius showed off the first iteration of this device, which they then called the Fathom Neural Compute Stick.The company wasn’t able to get the product out as quickly as they had hoped because they were a little busy getting acquired by Intel.Movidius’s goal has long been to move this type of image-based deep learning from the cloud to the edge with its Myriad 2 visual processing unit.The chips are used on everything from security cameras and drones to AR headsets, enabling them all to recognize and identify objects in the world around them.The Movidius Neural Computer Stick tosses one of these VPUs into a USB 3.0 stick giving product developers and researchers the ability to enable prototyping, validation and deployment of inference applications offline, bringing about a number of latency and power consumption improvements.
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Since last August, India has been championing its Unified Payments Interface (UPI), a simplified system that lets people pay for purchases and transfer money instantly via mobile across banks.And now, Uber’s taking advantage of it by allowing users to pay for rides using UPI.That’s huge, because it negates the need for passengers to add a credit or debit card, and also takes digital wallets – a growing phenomenon in India, with major players like PayTM, Freecharge and Mobikwik – out of the equation.With that, Uber is the latest major global player to adopt UPI; Truecaller introduced a feature in its caller ID app to allow users to send money to each other using the system back in March.Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service is also said to be working on adding UPI-based P2P money transfers for its 200 million users in India.The new UPI payment option is first rolling out on Android; Uber hasn’t yet said when it’ll become available on iOS.
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In the supermarkets by the name of Hema will customers to shop, eat and order food for delivery from their mobile phones and use Alipay as a payment solution.While the stores look like regular convenience stores, told Alibaba that each article has barcodes which can be scanned to display the price and product information."We believe that the future of the New Retail will be a harmonious integration of online and offline, and Hema is an excellent example of this development takes place," says Daniel Zhang, who is the ceo of the Alibaba Group in a statement.Hema was introduced in 2015 as an attempt to reinvent the traditional supermarkets.today, there are 13 pieces in the chinese cities of Shanghai, Beijing and Ningbo and they serve customers within a radius of 3 kilometers, in order to ensure shorter delivery times.Some analysts expect that alibaba's strategy to shift the market focus to China's significant number of consumers who still shop offline.
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Brands have stepped back a little from slamming Donald Trump lately, but Reebok couldn’t help itself after the president couldn’t help and told French first lady Brigitte Macron that she was in “such good shape … beautiful.”Reebok, an expert in helping people get in shape, posted a tweet on Friday featuring a yes-or-no flow chart about when it might be appropriate—or more to the point, inappropriate—to comment so bluntly on someone’s appearance.Where some brands would have skirted around the specifics of the Trump incident, Reebok went there directly.“Are you a world leader greeting the spouse of a head of state?” the chart asks—leading to one of five “no” answers indicating that it’s not appropriate (versus a single entertaining yes).The tweet quickly went viral and has around 78,000 likes and 46,000 retweets.A rep for Reebok agency Venables Bell & Partners told AdFreak that VB didn’t create the ad.
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Amazon’s Alexa intelligent assistant will soon arrive on the HTC U11, giving owners an alternative to Google Assistant.HTC confirmed to us when the U11 launched that the Alexa update would be coming within the first few months of the phone’s shelf life and now, it’s coming in three days according to a tweet from HTC’s official account.Your HTCU11 is about to get a new personal assistant.In many ways, Alexa and Google Assistant are similar.Both can tell you the weather and share the one-off fun fact.But Amazon’s assistant has skills where Google doesn’t yet, as well as some special functionality for those that are bought into the Echo ecosystem, or should I call it the echosystem?
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A Chinese mall has introduced "husband storage" facilities for wives to leave their spouse while they shop, it's reported.According to The Paper, the Global Harbour mall in Shanghai has erected a number of glass pods for wives to leave any disgruntled husbands that don't want to be dragged around the shops.Inside each individual pod is a chair, monitor, computer and gamepad, and men can sit and play retro 1990s games.Currently, the service is free, but staff told the newspaper that in future months, users will be able to scan a QR code and pay a small sum for the service using their mobile phones.A few men that tried out the pods told The Paper that they thought they were a novel idea.Mr Yang said he thinks the pods are "Really great.
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Without too much hassle, you can create your own automated home.How advanced it needs to be depends of course on what you want to achieve.How much it will cost depends on what level of control you want over the whole.do you also Want to know that it is actually lit, it becomes more expensive.There is a fairly broad concept that covers most of that has to do with automatic features and remote control in a home.home automation may include centralized control of lighting, hvac (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), appliances, and other systems, in order to facilitate, improve convenience, energy efficiency and security.”
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Pokémon Go was completely ubiquitous last summer, and this new accessory is just one part of a larger strategy to reclaim that level of popularity.Niantic Inc. is currently hard at work doing everything its power to ensure that the first-anniversary celebrations for Pokémon Go catapult the game toward the level of popularity it enjoyed upon its release last summer.In Japan, that effort will be supported by a brand-new way to utilize the Pokémon Go Plus wearable that launched last year.A new adapter will allow players to wear their Pokémon Go Plus device as a ring on their finger, giving them easy access to it whenever they need to let loose a Pokéball.Previously, the hardware was confined to the user’s wrist.The ring adapter costs around $3.50, and doesn’t include the actual Pokémon Go Plus hardware, according to a report from Gamespot.
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After being threatened with legal action, Jacob Worth wasn’t deterred.One of the sources in our Brilliant Earth exposé, Worth created the video that led us down this rabbit hole of dirty dealings in the diamond industry.For his effort, he was promptly hit with a cease and desist letter after we published the piece.The letter is available in its entirety below.Curiously enough, Brilliant Earth didn’t bother sending us a cease and desist.Our story expanded on Worth’s, tapped his expertise to help navigate the murky waters of the diamond industry.
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As an entrepreneur, I am attracted to new.I love speed and growth.I see friends of mine with really cool software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies that are growing at rapid rates, albeit typically with low profits.I listen to people yell from the rooftops that mobile is going to take over the world and that pretty soon no one will buy anything or make a decision without first asking Siri.In my 20s, I jumped from business idea to business idea; some worked and some didn’t.But, the things I learned in that phase of my life may have been my most valuable business lessons.
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“Should Donald Trump, Jr., have taken that meeting?” Senator Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina, asked Christopher Wray, President Trump’s pick to be the director of the F.B.I., at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.Graham had just read out the e-mail exchange between Trump, Jr., and Rob Goldstone, whom Graham, in as concise a description as anyone has come up with, referred to as “someone connected to the Miss Universe pageant and has ties to Russian entertainment.” Goldstone said that Russian officials were reaching out with incriminating information about Hillary Clinton, as part of an effort to influence the 2016 election; Trump, Jr., professed to “love” the idea, and put in motion plans for a meeting.In asking whether that was wise, Graham was embarking on a ritual that has become a hallmark of the half year since the Inauguration: a Trump nominee is asked to state something that seems blindingly obvious—that he respects the rule of law, say, or knows that torture is illegal, or doesn’t like it when Vladimir Putin tries to shape an American election.And yet, because of the terrible behavior of this President and the people around him, the questions come across as fraught, often initially causing even the most adept respondents—Wray is an experienced corporate litigator and a former Justice Department official—to fumble them.(Later, he told Senator Chris Coons, of Delaware, that he hadn’t even “had a chance to read any of the newspaper coverage.”)Graham interrupted him: “Let me ask you this: If I got a call from somebody saying the Russian government wants to help Lindsey Graham get reëlected, they’ve got dirt on Lindsey Graham’s opponent, should I take that meeting?”
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En inte alltid helt riskfri uppgift.Dessa mörka bakgårdar utmålas ofta som större än vad de är, skriver amerikanska nyhetssajten CSO.Enligt FBI finns det ungefär 800 kriminella forum på internet runt om i världen.Vid en granskning av det anonyma Tor-nätverket hittades 7 000 sajter, varav 2 000 var aktiva.När det kommer till de kriminella nätverken på dark web, så är inte alla av intresse för företagens säkerhetsavdelning.Till exempel nätverk som ägnar sig åt människohandel och droger.
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