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Google Chrome is one of the best and most popular web browsers, but Opera has always been one of the best alternatives.In the latest move for Opera, a new development release pushes it even closer to Chrome with a redesign and the overall goal of redefining the modern web browser.Currently code-named Reborn 3 (R3) the latest development version of the web browser comes with a major user interface redesign which aims to put web content center stage.Among the biggest changes is the support for both light and dark themes.The themes were inspired by photography and make it so that the sidebar and tab areas are a brighter and cleaner color, now flowing better with the rest of the browser.Another new element is the mechanism for new tabs, which now pick up more shadows and create a “design to elicit a visceral response”
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If you've ever been the nominated DJ for your scheduled long-term-relationship obligation-bang, you'll know how hard it is to pick an appropriate musical soundscape for sexual congress.For instance, I once put on this appropriately-named but it turns out far too cinematic album, and found that swelling vocal choruses of "ahhhhh, ooooh" should only come from the participants, not your speakers.PornHub reckons they've solved the problem for you with their new Valentine's Day album, which features lots of people we've never heard of – probably because we're old and uncool rather than any fault on their part.Pornhub, the premiere online destination for adult entertainment, today announced the debut of its Valentine's Day album in partnership with Create Music Group featuring songs from well-known musical artists including Blac Chyna, Tekashi 6ix9ine, PnB Rock, Lil AK, Lil Xan, Asian Doll and 24hrs & MadeinTYO that are guaranteed to set the mood for the holiday of love.It's what goths put on their wedding registries, right?The album starts with a track including the word "Skit," which frankly is not encouraging.
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They are the direct-to-video, questionably canonical cash grabs made by a studio that has traditionally seen its core films as one-off endeavors.If you don’t believe me, I would like to enter the following into evidence: Cinderella 2, Tangled 2, Mulan 2, Pocahontas 2, The Lion King 2 and (dare I speak its name?)Aladdin: The Return of Jafar.But when Disney acquired Pixar in 2006, it brought on an animation team that knows its way around a sequel.That union, coupled with Frozen’s record-shattering $1.3 billion performance at the box office in 2013, meant that there was a strong chance for a legitimate Frozen 2 that wouldn’t be relegated to the Walmart discount endcap.Today Disney released a 2-minute trailer for the movie, slated for release this November.
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Obviously, if you don't mind paying more, you should get the Series 4.At first glance, both the Apple Watch Series 4 and its predecessor seem to share the same basic design: square watch face with rounded edges, swappable bands and a variety of metal finishes to choose from in two sizes.The Series 4 takes advantage of the extra screen real estate by adding more watch complications on some of the watch faces allowing you to see more information at a glance.Despite the slight size difference, both watches still use the same sized bands which you can swap out to get a totally different look.Apple also switched up the position of the microphone, which is now located opposite the speaker between the digital crown and the home button, making calls sound clearer.Also worth noting that only the Series 4 comes in the stainless steel option (at least on the Apple Store).
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Kristianstad municipality will investigate how beaches erode in the baltic sea from the air.With the help of the municipality's two drones to the images taken during a year and a half, reports the Kristianstadsbladet.On some beaches in Åhus lost the sand at an ever faster pace, and drönarbilderna is thought to provide clues about the spread.– the Aim is to gain a better understanding of how the shoreline fluctuates naturally during the year, " says Magnus Lund, klimatstrateg in Kristianstad municipality, told the newspaper.Also, Swedish geotechnical institute is reported to be interested in participating.
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Apex Legends, which has taken the video game community by storm with over 1 million players in less than eight hours after launch, may soon become even bigger, if datamined code turns out to be true.Set in the Titanfall universe, Apex Legends is a free-to-play game that looks like it has what it takes to challenge Fortnite, the undisputed king in the battle royale space.Apex Legends combines battle royale mechanics with the hero-based system of titles such as Overwatch, with customizable weapons and new content planned to be released over the next few months.Two of the upcoming additions to Apex Legends, according to datamined code, are Solo Mode and 2-Man Squads, which will allow players to fight in matches on their own or with just one partner.These modes are available in other battle royale titles such as Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, but currently, players may only enter matches in Apex Legends in three-member teams.Solo & Duo game modes found in the game files!
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When Google launched the Pixel 3, it also introduced Playground, and interactive AR experience found in the Pixel camera.The application allows you to place AR stickers, also known as Playmoji, around your environment, which interact with the world as if they were really there.Google initially debuted the experience with characters from Star Wars, Marvel, and Stranger Things, but now it’s about to introduce a new Playmoji a lot of people will get pretty excited about.Starting today, you’ll be able to drop Childish Gambino into your life using augmented reality on Pixel.Gambino’s Playmoji will dance to three of his most popular songs, including “Redbone,” “Summertime Magic,” and “This is America”.Google says it worked with Gambino and his choreographer to make sure his dance moves are as true to life as possible, so the experience should be quite familiar if you’re a fan of Gambino’s videos.
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Biltillverkaren Volvo Cars accelererade sin försäljning med 20 procent under fjärde kvartalet i fjol.I dag utgör elbilar cirka 10 procent av produktionen och enligt Samuelsson är suget efter elbilar större än produktionskapaciteten.Samtidigt pressas marginalerna till följd av ökat pristryck och handelsrestriktioner.– Vi har ett bra resultat, men har inte den ökning som vi hade förväntat oss med den volymökningen, säger Håkan Samuelsson, vd och koncernchef i en intervju med TT.Att marginalerna sjunkit beror, enligt Samuelsson på ett ökat pristryck på marknaden samt effekten av handelsrestriktioner i form av tariffer.Volvo Cars rörelseresultat för fjärde kvartalet landade på 4.5 miljarder kronor, plus 25 procent jämfört med motsvarande period 2017.
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Apple's self-driving efforts have been largely shrouded in secrecy, and now the US government has brought charges against an Apple employee for allegedly looking behind that curtain with nefarious intent.The US has charged Jizhong Chen with theft of trade secrets.According to the complaint, which was filed in federal court in San Francisco last week, an unnamed Apple employee discovered Chen taking "wide angled photographs" of Apple's top-secret work.Furthermore, Chen himself admitted to backing up his Apple-supplied work computer onto a personal hard drive, which is already a big no-no per Apple's security policy.During Apple's search of Chen's personal electronics, which Chen consented to, the complaint says Apple found "over two thousand files containing confidential and proprietary Apple material, including manuals, schematics and diagrams."There were also photographs of computer screens.
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The post-apocalyptic zombie comedy Zombieland returns with a sequel featuring original stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin.And now Rosario Dawson has been added to the mix.Dawson joins Zombieland newcomers Zoey Deutch and Avan Jogia as well, with filming beginning this week.Fingers crossed that Bill Murray makes a return too.Zombieland 2 will be directed by the original director Ruben Fleischer, and written by Zombieland screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.The sequel will focus on how "the zombie slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors," according to Deadline.
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This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider.To be the first to know, please click here.Comcast reported that its mobile service, Xfinity Mobile, now boasts 1.2 million subscribers, per its Q4 2018 earnings call— marking a 20% increase from the 1 million subscribers the service was expected to pass by the end of the year.The service, which is only available to subscribers of Comcast's Internet and TV service, first launched in May 2017 and offers consumers mobile plans that leverage a Wi-Fi-first strategy: Consumers on Xfinity Mobile can use their mobile devices across Comcast's 18 million Wi-Fi hotspots, and fall back on the Verizon network that Comcast leases when Wi-Fi isn't available.Comcast entered the wireless carrier arena to remain competitive in the evolving telecom landscape — and it appears to be paying off.During the call, Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said Xfinity Mobile has performed well in adding value to the company's core business.
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Vizio has announced (via Engadget) that smart TV owners can sign up for a beta for its SmartCast 3.0 update, which it will roll out this spring, bringing with it Apple Airplay 2 and HomeKit support to eligible smart TVs.The company has opened up signups for the beta, which will be made available in “Q1 2019,” and will be made more widely available in an update for SmartCast TVs and Displays during the second quarter of the year.At CES this year, Apple made a splash by integrating with AirPlay 2 support for Vizio, LG, and Samsung smart TVs for the first time.Vizio’s update is the first step towards bringing AirPlay 2 and HomeKit compatibility to consumers, allowing them to rent or buy content from iTunes on the television, or to control it with Siri.At the show, Vizio said that its 2019 televisions would come with Airplay 2 functionality, and that “eligible” SmartCast TVs will also get the functionality with a software update.
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Super Bowl LIII kicks off on February 3 with CBS taking on the broadcaster role.That changed with last year’s Super Bowl thanks to a new deal between the NFL and Verizon first revealed back in December 2017.Football fans will have more Super Bowl streaming options this year than ever before.Both authenticated and non-authenticated football fans will have mobile streaming options this year, giving them a variety of methods for watching the big game on their smartphone or tablet.When applicable, an app listed below is marked as “No authentication required.”Unlike past years, which required fans to be a Verizon customer to stream the big game, the major NFL deal change mentioned above has opened the door for cross-carrier streaming.
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Cortana and the Microsoft To-Do productivity app are getting together to help you manage your tasks like a boss.Microsoft To-Do was previously available for insiders, but now it's officially being integrated with Cortana for regular users.Thanks to these updates, anyone will be able to summon Cortana to set up reminders – for anything from getting milk to making a call at 6:00pm sharp – and the voice assistant will pin those tasks to Outlook Tasks and Microsoft To-Do.The system is designed to sync to all of your devices, assuming you have the necessary apps installed of course, and send you reminders when it's time to complete the tasks.Microsoft To-Do was already a gorgeous, easy-to-manage productivity app, and now this Cortana integration brings it up to par with other management systems like Google Assistant with Google Calendar or Siri with Apple's Calendar.To connect your smart assistant to Microsoft To-Do, you need to head to hit the Cortana button on your Windows 10 taskbar, click the notebook icon on the upper left, and then click on Manage Skills.
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I’ve historically not be big on journaling.Recently, however, I’ve been using an abbreviated daily journal format that’s short and structured vs blank pages staring back a at me.The format I use asks me to set priorities and specific time commitments at the beginning of the day, then helps me capture key lessons and observations at the end of the day.I do it both at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day.It’s simple and may sound redundant to those who haven’t done it, but I find that explicitly writing what I’m grateful for is incredibly powerful.Late last year I started sharing some of my “ten lessons from ten years in business” here on the blog.
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telecoms Operator Vodafone, with its registered office in the Uk, has paused the installations of the equipment from the chinese telekomtillverkaren Huawei in their networks around the world, according to ceo Nick Read.Vodafonechefen refers to the political uncertainty surrounding the chinese provider, whose chief financial officer was accused of sanktionsbrott in the united states.According to Nick Read will Vodafone continue to buy the radio equipment of Huawei, for the deployment of 4G networks and to continue to prepare for 5G networks, but there will be no purchase of new equipment to more critical parts of the network.Vodafone reports at the same time, a sjuprocentigt cases for revenue over the broken end of the third quarter, down to € 11 billion.the Headwinds are mainly in Spain, Italy and south Africa, but the decline is explained by currency effects.in Addition, reduces revenue due to the divestment of the operations in Qatar and new methods of accounting.
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On Tuesday, corporate social responsibility group CDP released its annual A-List of the companies most engaged in addressing climate change.And by and large, many of the multinational companies included on the list view climate change as a serious problem.US-based home improvement chain Home Depot is looking forward to selling more air conditioners thanks to more intense heat waves.But the opportunities don’t stop there.We dug through dozens and found some other new and exciting business opportunities climate change offers.The Katrina disaster was followed by a 27% increase in unit sales of generators resulting in over 200 million yen in increased sales during the August to November 2005 period compared with the same period of the previous year.”
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Staff were yesterday informed of the “organisational changes” in a memo from UK CTO Scott Petty, which also includes “relocating some of our Care people” - these are contact centre customer services folk, that will be largely housed in two Manchester pavilions.“A number of roles will be moving office locations as we bring teams together to work in a more simplified, collaborative and agile way, which will further increase our speed of delivery and digital transformation,” he said in the note, seen by The Register.According to the FT, 2,700 workers have been asked to move.“This means we will vacate the following buildings; Waterside, Brook and Thames Houses in Bracknell, Pacific House in Manchester, Colmore Plaza in Birmingham, Melbourne Street in Leeds and two of our Glasgow buildings, saving £21m over the next three years.”This will consolidate sites to two in Glasgow, two in Manchester, one in Birmingham and a couple in the south of England.This will include 380 staff that monitor fixed network services who worked from the Bracknell building, as well as a number from Glasgow- and Birmingham-based premises.
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Christians enjoy reminding the heathens, atheists and sinners who share this world that they're all going to Hell.Whether it's by peppering conversation with Bible quotes or just a little smug smile, we know what they're thinking.For those closer to God, however, holding one's tongue can sometimes get too much.One den of iniquity, a Wetherspoon pub in Cheltenham, felt the burning eyes of judgement this week when someone "in a nun costume" upended a "duffel bag" and dumped a goat's head on the pavement outside.We all know that Jesus turned water into wine just to keep the party pumping, but somewhere along the way the Church started to look down on getting soused.Now, whether this was actually a holy woman sending a message of divine retribution or Mark the butcher's son pulling a hilarious if gory prank is unclear, but GloucestershireLive took a witness's statement.
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