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An international team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has discovered a novel method for the synthesis of ultrathin semiconductors.In the study, the research team has successfully fabricated MoS2 nanoribbons via vapour-liquid-solid (VLS) growth mechanism, a type of chemical vapour deposition (CVD) process."Synthesis of vertically elongated structure via VLS growth mechanism.""The range of structures that can be controllably synthesized by the current methods is still limited in terms of morphology, spatial selectivity, crystal orientation, layer number and chemical composition," the research team noted."Therefore, developing versatile growth methods is essential to the realization of highly integrated electronic and photonic devices based on these materials."The current CVD-based growth process relies on the inherent dynamics of the precursors to diffuse and self-organize on the substrate surface, which results in crystallites with characteristic triangular or hexagonal shapes," says Dr. Zhao.
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WalktheChat specializes in helping foreign organizations access the Chinese market through WeChat, the largest social network on the mainland.Where did the last hour go?A cute puppy on Douyin grabbed your attention, bringing a burst of happiness so brief it’s addictive.Conveniently you swiped up to a bottomless feed of 15-second videos, from people (often attractive young females) eating/making food, doing passionate lip-syncs and comical dances, shopping, and holding some more puppies.It was also the most downloaded non-game iOS app in the world, beating such big names as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp in download charts.Considering that Android users in China have to download the app from third-party stores (as Play is banned), Douyin (named Tik Tok overseas, where the platform has also expanded rapidly) has successfully established a strong international presence, especially in Asian countries like Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
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Atari co-founder and co-creator of the legendary Pong, Ted Dabney, has died aged 81 from esophageal cancer.His death was announced yesterday in a brief Facebook post by games historian Leonard Herman, author of the video game history series Phoenix.According to Eurogamer, Dabney was diagnosed with the cancer in late 2017, and declined treatment.After a career that included stints at Hewlett-Packard and tape manufacturer Ampex, Dabney and another Ampex employee Nolan Bushnell founded a business called Syzygy.They could not incorporate under that name because another company used it, so they founded Atari.After producing one game, Computer Space, Bushnell and Dabney hired another Ampex employee, Al Alcorn, and created Pong, the game that set Atari on the path to success.
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In light of the recent sanctions against ZTE, Tencent has pledged to work to build China’s own chip and semi-conductor industry.Reuters reports that Tencent’s leadership called the recent actions against ZTE a “wake-up” call and said that Chinese firms should not have to rely solely upon foreign suppliers.“The recent ZTE incident made everyone more clearly realize that however advanced one may be in mobile payment, without the mobile, the chips and the operating system, you still cannot compete,” said Tencent’s Pony Ma.Tencent, a Chinese gaming and social media company, is one of Asia’s most valuable firms, and it operates the popular WeChat app.Tencent’s efforts could include using the data collected from WeChat to help Chinese chip makers come up with better chips or encourage WeChat app developers to use chips made in China when developing their software.Ma said that he would like for Tencent to get involved with making chips itself, but admitted that was a bit outside the company’s area of expertise.
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Smartphones with the dual 4G capabilities are becoming more sought on the market recently as carriers in some regions are starting to use the 4G-LTE spectrum only so the old division – first SIM card for 4G and second for 2G/3G only is starting to get obsolete.With dual 4G VoLTE function there is no diference between the primary and secondary SIM card and UMIDIGI are right now offering three phone models capable of that.You can check the following video to see the superiority of Dual SIM Dual VoLTE solution, because it just is without much doubt needed.There is also a full list of allegedly all smartphones currently in the market with this function, though its apparently not complete, because the aforementioned UMIDIGI phones are not on it.And one of these phones will also be getting a new version, because the UMIDIGI A1 Pro silver limited version is coming to the market with pretty unbeatable pricing.Originally the phone launched only in blue and black variants, but starting on May 28th you will be able to get the silver new version on the Gearbest e-shop.
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Since 2011, the two smartphone giants have been fighting over five patents due to the claim that Samsung infringed on Apple’s intellectual property when it made a handful of devices including the original Galaxy S 4G, the Galaxy S2, and the Droid Charge.In earlier hearings, the court had already determined Samsung did infringe on two of the utility patents in question, which was determined by the jury in the most recent trial to be worth a fine of $5.3 million (£3.9 million).However, the more contentious part of the lawsuit involves the three design patents (1, 2, 3) in question, which describe a device with a black front, rounded rectangular corners, similarly curved surrounding bezels, and a colourful grid of icons.Originally, Apple was seeking damages of $1.05 billion (£789 million), though that number had been reduced down to $399 million (£299 million) back in 2015.In the end, the jury ended up splitting the difference by ruling that Samsung needs to pay Apple $533.3 million (£400 million) in damages for violating the three design patents — that’s on top of the $5.3 million (£3.9 million) for violating two utility patents, bringing the total to about $539 million (£405 million).However, instead of adding clarity to the debate, this ruling, issued on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for Northern California, only seems to make things more confusing, as the colourful grid of icons Apple sued Samsung for is one of the most common features found in smartphones today, regardless of whether a phone comes from Apple, Samsung, or an entirely different manufacturer.
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But users in Europe have already filed complaints against Facebook and others, saying the tech companies are in violation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).The GDPR was passed in April 2016 and instituted stringent new rules on any company that held consumer data.So what are Facebook and Google allegedly doing to violate the GDPR?There is no middle ground.“The GDPR explicitly allows any data processing that is strictly necessary for the service - but using the data additionally for advertisement or to sell it on needs the users’ free opt-in consent,” Max Schrems from the European Centre For Digital Rights said in a statement.“If companies realise that annoying pop-ups usually don’t lead to valid consent, we should also be free from this digital plague soon,” Schrems continued.
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There has been a lot of buzz around the upcoming Lenovo Z5 recently.The device is tipped for June unveiling, and while the company has released some vague teasers on several occasions, we are yet to have a proper teaser/ glimpse of what the device might look like.While we patiently await that, the Lenovo VP is once again offering us something to drool over.In its hyping game, a few days ago, Lenovo VP Chang revealed the Lenovo Z5 will come with a battery that will offer 45 days of standby time, and as interesting as that might sound, He failed to give out the exact battery capacity it will come with.Now, the company’s VP has hinted once again that the device will boast of up to get 30 minutes -1 hr of talk time even if the battery is at zero percent charge.That will be incredible I guess, however, it remains to be known what battery size and how Lenovo aims to achieve these ambitious feats.
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It’s an undeniable fact that Meizu is preparing their next 29 May event to unveil the newest member of Blue Charm series of smartphones – The Meizu M6T.The manufacturer has already sent out the invitations for the mid-range device launch and even opened an appointment for the newest M6T smartphone.Today, a new set of pictures have leaked revealing the possible look of the Meizu dual-camera powered a smartphone.It’s hard to confirm the authenticity of those leaks, but considering the approach of the launch event, it will be really harder for the company to keep all the details of the Meizu M6T hidden and safe.The leaked pictures show no more than the device rear confirming the existence of a dual-camera setup as well as a fingerprint reader right below the sensors.Moreover, the leak reveals three color variants for the device, one with a Matte Red finish, Standard black and an interesting variant with a Gray Sandstone?
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KFC has brought Colonel Sanders back on UK TV for the first time in over 40 years, in a tongue-in-cheek spot riffing off the brand's recent chicken logistic issues across the country.The ad, created by longstanding agency Mother, looks to show that the poultry purveyor is back in business after its shops ran out of chicken back in February.And it's doing so by bringing back the spirit of its perseverant founder in a glorious high-octane blaze of herbs and spices."Fear not – those bleak, dark days are over.A white-suited, silver-haired icon is emerging from over the horizon," said the brand in a press release."A singular beacon of light, a ray of hope, returning to rescue Britain from the jaws of devastation.
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Brave has developed AI technology called AdGraph that outperforms conventional ad-blocking technology, the browser startup said Friday."We can train supervised machine learning models to automatically block ads and trackers," researchers from Brave and four universities said in a research paper."We found that AdGraph replicates the behavior of popular crowdsourced filter lists with an 97.7 percent accuracy.In addition, AdGraph is able to detect a significant number of ads and tracker which are missed by popular crowdsourced filter lists."Ad-blocking browser extensions like Adblock Plus today typically use manually maintained filter lists such as Easylist to determine what's an ad and what's not.Brave's AdGraph approach instead uses artificial intelligence, trained on real-world websites, so it can spot ads and trackers even before a human has reported them.
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The Diamond League moves on to Eugene, Oregon in the US for its third meet.The Prefontaine Classic is the headline track and field meet of the year and various events will take place at the historic Hayward Field this Friday May 25 and on Saturday May 26.The events will kick off on Friday with the Men's Pole Vault, Men's Javelin, Men's 800m and Men's 2 Mile.However, Saturday will be the day to catch most of the action with both male and female athletes competing in a wide range of events from shot put to hurdles.The full schedule for the Prefontaine Classic is available online so that you won't miss any of your favorite events or athletes.Allyson Felix will be racing the 400m after spending a decade as a 200m sprinter while Christian Coleman, who many see as an heir to Usain Bolt, will be racing the 100m for the first time since World Championships.
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But some websites in the U.S. have decided to block their services entirely rather than adhere to the new regulations.Dozens of American newspapers are currently blocked in Europe and web services like Instapaper have suspended operations in the European Union for the foreseeable future.First reported by the BBC, news sites owned by media companies like Tronc and Lee Enterprises are now totally dark in European Union countries.Gizmodo was able to confirm that the websites were being blocked in Europe by using a VPN service that routed internet traffic through various European countries.We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market.We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism.
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Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to join the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" sequel as the villain Mysterio.We've thought about the superheroes that should be introduced after the fourth "Avengers" movie next year, but villains are an integral part of the MCU as well — or at least they should be.The Disney-Fox deal could open up a world of possibilities with Fantastic Four and X-Men villains, and set the stage for franchise-altering events similar to "Infinity War."Below are 11 villains who should be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:View As: One Page SlidesEnemy of: The Fantastic Four
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Health drinks brand For Goodness Shakes has announced a complete brand relaunch and the firm’s first social campaign courtesy of creative agency Impero.Entitled ‘Feel the Good’, this is the first work completed by the agency since winning the account in a competitive pitch process last year.Impero has been tasked with repositioning the brand’s products to appeal to a wider audience, as more people are turn to health and fitness products in their day-to-day lives.Commenting on the appointment, Alex Brooks, director at for Goodness Shakes said: “Supermarkets have been key to delivering brand growth, but the old product packaging risked getting lost in the rapidly expanding market, with too many facts and statistics segregating the more general consumer.We are excited for the relaunch.Impero has managed to truly identify our needs as a brand, designing an engaging campaign that easily helps consumers with health and fitness goals to identify and choose the right FGS products for them.”
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“There’s so much to do, and so little time,” says Connor Swenson, from the Partnerships team at Google for Entrepreneurs, as he explains how time is finite.There’s not a whole lot you can do about it in the office, except work more productively.As he tells the audience at TNW Conference: “I don’t have a magic life hack, but I do have some tips and tricks to boost your productivity.Find more energy, not more timeConnor explains that we have four main kinds of energy: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.There are ways to find more energy in each type.
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Homebase might be the next margins-of-town retailer to go down the closures and fire sale route, as the entire business has been sold to a new owner.Which sounds like a bargain, until you realise that Homebase currently loses around £20m a month.Something Will Need To Be Done.Hence the suited superheroes at Hilco have stepped in.Hilco bought the distressed remnants of HMW back in 2013, and managed to turn that around — albeit with a reduced high street presence — so it would appear it's going to try to do it again with the DIY retailer.As well as being potentially disastrous for the chain's current 11,500 UK staff, the move also crystallises one of the biggest financial disasters the retail sector has seen.
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Amazon has continually denied its Echo devices are constantly listening and recording conversations in the home, but after one family had an entire conversation sent as an audio file to a friend, questions are being asked.Fortunately for the family the conversation was not of a sensitive native and it was also sent to a colleague of the husband, not a complete stranger.“I felt invaded,” the customer, only known as Danielle, said.The family from Portland in the US had fully embraced the idea of the smart home.Echo devices had been connected throughout the home and to numerous smart appliances, though now the house is back to basics with all devices unplugged.Amazon has investigated the intrusion, but has not been able to pinpoint a cause of the ‘malfunction’ or explicitly confirm there are no similar examples.
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Weibo account The Founder (创业家传媒) uploaded screenshots of users’ comments on WeChat 7 years ago.Though it’s not possible to tell the overall market response and rating given the limited feedback screenshots, from users’ harsh words, it’s hard to imagine that Tencent has remarkably transformed the hated social network program into one of the world’s most powerful apps.According to the screenshots, users were extremely unhappy with WeChat’s poor server technology, lack of innovation, and boring notification service.Now, WeChat has over 1 billion users around the globe, and it’s integrating mini-programs, e-payment, health, marketing, and increasingly diverse user experience support.While people in China sometimes joke, “to know if a startup is worth investing in, just see if it will demonstrate strong profitability within 2 years of product launch”, it has taken 7 years for us to see a sophisticated, comprehensive, vibrant, and rich WeChat ecosystem.Pick your favourite emerging business in China, and let’s see, after 7 years, will it still be there.
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Designli has written this blog post that outlines the next steps founders should take to bring their app ideas to life.Some people do a quick Google search, see something relatively similar, and give up.So – since you’re already this far, congratulations on being farther along in the process than most.We’re here to help get you off the ground.It’s all about the execution, and if you can execute on that concept better than the last person, then you’ll still be ahead of the game.So, rather than worrying about if there is anyone else doing what you want to do, think about how you can improve off of those existing apps.
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