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The Huawei P20 Plus has been rumoured to sport a triple camera setup, although no solid proof has been seen yet.Renders of the alleged P20 Plus cases by Laudec have now appeared that shed light on the design of the smartphone.The first thing that catches your eye is the triple camera setup on the back.There are three cameras on the back that are vertically aligned on the top left corner.The front probably has a full screen display since there hardly seem to be any bezels except for the top and the bottom.The selfie shooter sits on the top while the fingerprint scanner sits on the bottom.
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In 2012, the Obama administration unveiled a two hundred million dollar initiative to facilitate the growth of the Big Data industry and demonstrate its potential in large-scale markets.The statement went on to say, “we also want to challenge industry, research universities, and nonprofits to join with the Administration to make the most of the opportunities created by Big Data”.Since the launch of the Hype Cycle, technology consulting firm Gartner has failed to include Big Data on its list of emerging technologies.However, due to its lack of adoption and maturity, Big Data did not meet the requirements to be considered an emerging technology.In comparison to these other industries, it has shown very limited signs of growth.The incredibly modest demand and enthusiasm for Big Data in the market has meant that many consulting firms like Gartner have continued to dismiss it — even with large-scale government initiatives.
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Many U.S. highways have already cashless toll booths that read transponders affixed to a vehicle’s windshield, but Audi is taking things a step further.The German automaker will install those transponders at the factory, so drivers won’t have to worry about messing up their windshields with velcro strips.Audi’s “integrated toll module” (ITM) is built into the rearview mirror.It was developed by Gentex Corporation, which also supplies all auto-dimming rearview mirrors for Audi luxury cars.Audi claims the ITM is compatible with all toll roads in the U.S., as well as parts of Canada and Mexico.Audi notes that the ITM decreases windshield clutter (admittedly not the worst problem drivers face) and eliminates the need to manage multiple accounts for different regional toll roads, which generally becomes an issue only on long road trips.
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All the evidence says you’ve got yourself a hard-working individual used to delivering high-quality editorial on tight deadlines.Making the switch to content marketing can take a bit of adjustment.(It’s one reason to try reporters on a freelance basis before you bring them on staff.)Send them into the factory, onto the shop floor, or out in the trucks.If, after all that, they won’t “get with the program,” consider letting them go.It’s easier to pick up good technique from example.
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Its combined hockey team with South Korea has become a global symbol of dictator Kim Jong Un's call for improved relations with the South.But beneath that veneer of hockey diplomacy between the two Koreas, North Korean hackers haven't stopped targeting their Southern neighbors.In fact, just as the Kim regime was making nice with South Korea ahead of the Olympics games last month, it also rekindled a brazen cybercrime campaign that has stolen millions of dollars from South Korean banks and bitcoin firms.Earlier this week, security firm McAfee published evidence that last month, the North Korean state-sponsored hacker group known as Lazarus resumed its campaign of sending phishing emails to targets around the world, designed to serve as the first step in its serial heists of financial targets.In other words, McAfee's findings would mean the country continued its attacks weeks after Kim Jong Un reignited inter-Korean diplomacy with a declaration in his New Year's address calling for a "peaceful resolution with our southern border."It gives governments a way to hold an olive branch in one hand and a gun in the other," says Kenneth Geers, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative.
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Google’s Project Fi just keeps getting better and better.Only a few weeks ago, the company announced that it would cap how much you’ll pay for data — so if you use more than 6GB of data, you won’t have to pay for it.Project Fi is known for being relatively inexpensive for those who travel a lot.While travelers will have to pay a per-minute fee for phone calls, they will still get data for the same $10 per 1GB rate, and in most countries text messages remain free.That’s a pretty sweet deal.Notable new countries you can travel to with Project Fi include Belize and Myanmar, though a full list of countries can be found here.
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HTC’s President of Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, Chialin Chang, has resigned from his post, according to an announcement on HTC’s investor portal.The Taiwanese company issued a statement to Engadget, thanking Chang for his service and wishing him the best in his future endeavors.“We can confirm Chialin Chang has resigned from his position as President of the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business at HTC,” the statement read.“We thank him for his dedication to the company for the last six years and wish him well in his future endeavors.”According to reports from Apple Daily and UDN, Chang chose to leave the company in order to further his personal career plan, and plans to set up an AI-based company in the near-future.While no mention was made of HTC’s recently poor performance in the mobile marketplace, this change at the top follows Google‘s completed sale acquiring a hefty section of HTC’s smartphone division for the princely sum of $1.1 billion.
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The feat could also improve CPU clocks, make wearable radars, and one day form the basis of a new kind of computing.They presented their results today at the IEEE International Solid-States Circuits Conference, in San Francisco.The signal is then distributed around the chip.The setup consumes more power than designers would like, and because it has an extra component, it takes up more space than you’d want.For that, you want a component—ideally something tiny that can be integrated on the same silicon as the radio chip—that resonates at the frequency you want.A regular series of voltage pulses will then create a periodic acoustic pulsing in the transistor.
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The eight-year-old social startup Swappa has long been known as a go-to venue for technology enthusiasts seeking out gently used devices ranging from smartphones to game consoles.Now, with the booming new interest in smart home technology, the company is getting into the market by adding a new category, “Home Tech,” to sell everything from streaming devices to smart speakers.“We are excited to expand into the booming home tech market and offer a place for users to buy and sell for fair prices,” said Swappa CEO and founder Ben Edwards.Edwards founded the company in 2010 out of his frustration with securing devices for Android development projects.It’s a perfect time for Swappa to enter the market, with reports estimating that more than 40 million homes will be connected to smart devices by 2021.Now the firm’s platform offers smart home enthusiasts a safer and simpler marketplace for the sale of popular brands including Amazon, Google, Sonos and Nest.
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About five years ago, researchers at the University of Hamburg demonstrated that tiny, swirling magnetic spin patterns on thin films—known as skyrmions—could be used to store and erase data on magnetic media.At that time, these spinning magnetic swirls that had been proposed over 60 years ago by British physicist Tony Skyrme—from whom the name derives—had suddenly become a potentially game changing magnetic data storage system.And what a change it represented: skyrmions are 10 times smaller than the magnetic regions used on traditional hard drives.“We believe this is an important advance because it demonstrates one of the unavoidable functions for any type of future concept of devices: electrical detection,” said Vincent Cros, a researcher at CNRS and co-author of the paper published in Nature Nanotechnology.As one might imagine, the electrical signals associated with these 100 nanometer skyrmions remain relatively small.Nonetheless, the ability to make electrical measurements of the sample while imaging it magnetically at the same time using magnetic force microscopy is extremely significant, according to Cros, and had never been done before.
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UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a tool that purports to detect and block jihadist content online, and tech companies may end up being legally required to use it.London-based firm ASI Data Science was handed £600,000 by government to develop the unnamed algorithm, which uses machine learning to analyse Daesh propaganda videos.According to the Home Office, tests have shown the tool automatically detects 94 per cent of Daesh propaganda with 99.995 per cent accuracy.The department claimed the algorithm has an "extremely high degree of accuracy", with only 50 out of a million randomly selected videos requiring additional human review.Many companies with huge online platforms, such as Google and Facebook, already claimed to have developed technology to root out extremist content.But the government said its algorithm could be used by smaller platforms that do not have the same level of resources to develop technology.
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With Avengers: Infinity Wars fast approaching, Marvel and parent company Disney are putting the marketing machine in full gear.Which means we’re going to see tons of merch trying to capitalize on the hype.Hero Vision has nothing to do with the synthetic android from the last Avengers flick.Instead, it’s all about harnessing the powers of augmented reality to put you in Iron Man’s shoes.The concept is simple enough.Enemies, including the not-so-secret big baddie Thanos, will be popping up left and right, taunting or threatening you, while you try to blast them away, shield yourself, or grab the scattered Infinity Gems.
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Travis: A pain in the ASCII right to the endComment The man responsible for dragging the reputation of one of the tech world's biggest names through the mud, into the gutter, and in circles around raw sewage has claimed today's out-of-court Waymo-Uber settlement vindicates him.Yes, folks, Travis Kalanick is being a prick right to the very end."As Uber’s statement indicates, no trade secrets ever came to Uber," Kalanick said in a statement shortly after his old company announced it would be giving competitor Waymo $245m in stock in return for it dropping its lawsuit against the ride-hailing app company.Kalanick was talking out of his ass, of course: the Uber statement says no such thing.Written by its new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, it stated: "While we do not believe that any trade secrets made their way from Waymo to Uber…" Our emphasis.
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And honestly, he doesn't give a shirt about the cold.The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, officially kicked off with an elaborate opening ceremony Friday morning, but one athlete in particular stood out.Pita Taufatofua, the only member of Tonga's Olympic team, won the world's attention by marching into Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium shirtless despite near-freezing temperatures.Taufatofua carried his country's flag while displaying an oiled-up chest and torso, and smiling all the way.This was Taufatofua's second shirtless Olympic appearance.In the 2016 Rio Olympics he was competing in taekwondo, in 2018 he will be cross-country skiing.
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The DeX dock that launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy S8 was a nice idea.You could pop your phone onto it, and it would in turn throw your phone's screen onto a monitor to use like a proper desktop.It wasn't perfect, and kind of niche, but it was a nice idea for people who maybe didn't want to carry a laptop to and from work.For those of you calling this ugly etc: how else would you design a dock for a phone that needs to lay flat to serve as a PC touchpad?— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 8, 2018The main difference with the 'DeX Pad' is that the dock itself has been totally redesigned.
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Inside the laptop, Apple's relying on dual-core 7th generation Intel processors and blazing fast PCIe Solid State Drives, along with 8 GB of RAM no matter which version you pick.One other quirk you might want to consider when looking at this model is that you'll be limited to only two USB-C ports.Word to the wise: even though Apple sells a low-end $1,300 version of this MacBook Pro, skip it.Its big screen is also a major boon to productivity, making side-by-side document editing and web browsing a cinch.Four Thunderbolt 3 ports mean you'll have plenty of ports for all your devices.If you handle big files on the regular, you might need a larger SSD than the stock 256 GB configuration offers, but Apple will gladly upgrade this MacBook Pro all the way to 2 TB, if you can pony up the $1,200 upgrade fee.
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Those might be the two traits that many users probably wished their laptops had.Not unless your laptop is the new Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 Mark 2.Sounding like something straight off a sci-fi world, the company’s latest rugged mobile computer steps up from its predecessor in more ways than one, including whopping 17-hour battery life laptop users would kill to have.The reason why the Toughbook CF-20 Mark 2 has such a remarkable figure is because it has not one but two batteries.One is in the tablet itself, because this is a 2-in-1 after all, while the other is in the keyboard dock which is completely optional.Alone, the tablet will actually last you only 8 to 8.5 hours, which is still a bit higher than most standalone Windows tablets, a.k.a.
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Ever since the Spice Girls confirmed they’re planning to reunite for a mystery project, fans have been speculating over what it might be - and it seems we may now have the answer.TMZ is stating that, despite previous reports claiming the fivesome will be working on a new TV series together, they’re actually heading off on tour.The website claims they’ll perform the in the UK and the States, with the action kicking off in the late summer.How has the news gone down, you ask?Let’s just say, very well:OMG SPICE GIRLS ARE GOING BACK ON TOUR IM IN TEARS RIGHT NOW LIKE ACTUAL TEARS
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Google has collaborated with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to integrate ‘Digital Citizenship’ course in the educational curriculum in India.The course will aim to educate young kids about the importance of staying safe in the online world.The syllabus for online safety presented in the curriculum will be systematically graded and has been divided into four themes – Being Smart; Being Safe; Being a Digital Citizen and Being Future Ready.The curriculum is structured to match the intellectual and curiosity needs of different age groups of the children.Sunita Mohanty, director, Trust and Safety at Google said: "In the last three years, we have proactively partnered with many like minded organisations and the government to work towards raising awareness about digital citizenship and internet safety among all age groups in India."Google India recently unveiled a Security Check campaign to combat account hijackings.
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Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 175,000 motorcycles over fears of brake failure.The campaign covers all anti-lock brake-equipped Touring, CVO Touring and VSRC motorcycles made during the 2008 through 2011 model years.Over 30 different models with ABS are affected, include the Road King, Road Glide, Electra Glide and Street Glide.Some police-spec models are also included in the campaign.Apparently, a failure to flush brake fluid in accordance with the recommended two-year maintenance schedule may result in a valve within the ABS hydraulic control unit becoming impaired by deposits.Such deposits could lead to malfunctioning brakes, including failure.
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