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Cheap drones have gotten really good, and there’s no better way to hone your skills without exploding money into the side of a tree.If you go too cheap, you risk losing an eye thanks to awful flying abilities.So for our latest instalment of Battlemodo, we rounded up three cheap drones with three different approaches to cost versus quality: the £55.99 Drocon Cyclone, the £92.99 Ryze Tello (powered by DJI technology), and the £150 Parrot Mambo FPV.Unlike their larger, prosumer siblings, cheap drones are relatively simple affairs.There’s a battery, four rotors that stay on the drone, and typically, four clip-on attachments to form a hull for safety.To fire up the gadget, you need to plug a shady-looking battery into a tiny cable in the drone’s undercarriage, and then, when you switch on the flimsy controller, the drone is immediately live.
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As Comcast and Disney battle over who will purchase its parent company, Fox Networks Group stuck to its “business as usual” mantra by putting the finishing touches on its upfront negotiations, almost three weeks earlier than last year.The company—which includes Fox, Fox Sports, FX, FXX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild and Nat Geo Mundo (but not Fox News Channel)—has secured high-single-digit CPM (cost per thousand viewers reached) increases in broadcast primetime, according to a source familiar with negotiations.On the cable side, FX’s CPM gains were on par with the broadcast jumps, while the other networks saw smaller CPM hikes.Fox Networks Group also had “significant” volume increases over last year’s upfront, where volume had been flat.Leading the charge for Fox’s upfront gains was Fox Sports’ NFL games, highlighted by the arrival of Thursday Night Football.In January, Fox outbid CBS and NBC to land the NFL’s Thursday package for the next five years.
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Ford is showing off a cool invention that might help cyclists navigate around a city and help to show drivers around them when they are turning.The jacket was developed by a group of employees at Ford who like to cycle.The smart jacket concept has sleeves that light up to show when the wearer plans to turn right or left.A smartphone is connected to the jacket wirelessly and the app the jacket works with is bike-friendly and vibrates the appropriate sleeve, so riders know which way to turn when they are riding.The routes the app generates avoid busy roads and junctions and eliminates the need for the rider to take eyes off the road to look at an app.The jacket gives the rider both audible and haptic feedback and enables the rider to take calls, receive messages, and repeat navigation guidance is needed.
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Musikstreamingjätten Spotify rose more than 4 percent in Thursday's u.s. trading and ended the day on 178:10 dollars, the highest closing price since the share made it's debut on the New York Stock Exchange at the beginning of april.the Share has thus advanced in 15 of the last 17 trading days, including as a result of last week's not entirely uncontroversial statement that the company will begin to license the music directly from some artists, and not just through the major musikkoncernerna.the Data shook skivbolagsdirektörerna, but was hailed by the market, writes the Financial Times (FT) on Friday."Spotify's actions violate not technically /.../ against the contract the company has with skivbranschen, which stipulates that Spotify may not buy masterinspelninger or compete with them in any significant way," writes the newspaper, stressing that Spotify will not verify any copyright or sajna a few artists on the way a record label does.so Far, Spotify has just signed a license agreement with a few artists, fewer than ten, and only with smaller, independent operators, according to the FT.Strategically, the set-up, however, important, since it violates the current model to just be the intermediary between listeners and record labels.
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New satellite research has confirmed that Antarctica’s ice is melting, but that it’s more complicated than simply shrinking glaciers.For years, scientists have been concerned about the impact of climate change on ice changes and how that impacts sea level contribution from the continent.“Antarctica is way too big to survey from the ground,” Professor Andrew Shepherd, from the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, explains, “and we can only truly understand the trends in its ice cover by looking at the continent from space.” He and a team from Leeds, the University of California San Diego, and the University of Maryland have instead been looking to satellite measurements to get to grips with the changing topography.That’s opened up decades-worth of data, and more than just how Antartica’s glaciers have changed in terms of their outline.The satellite’s observations have allowed the change of sea ice location, movement, and thickness to be tracked, for example.The conclusions suggest it’s far more complicated – and potentially ominous – than blunter analysis of the impact of climate change might have had us believe.
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What, you didn't do this already?The TSB fiasco that led to customers being unable to access their accounts, followed up by widespread fraud, has caused the BofE's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) along with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to kick off a formal investigation.Other recent events have also higlighted the vulnerabilities of banking tech: first there was the Visa debacle, when payment processing ground to a halt due to a hardware failure on 1 June, causing retail mayhem over Europe.And then, traders were forced to swap making money for making morning tea after the London Stock Exchange spent an hour longer in bed last week following an unspecified IT problem.In response to the jump in frequency and severity of the incidents, the BofE's Financial Policy Committee (FPC) is putting together a new framework around resilience and risk, and a discussion paper will be published, according to a BofE senior supervisor who spoke to the Financial Times.It is likely that the FPC framework will set minimum service levels to keep the economy ticking over in the event of a plausible disruption.
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Dricksvatten ska ses som en produkt, slår Högsta domstolen fast.Domen ökar möjligheterna för dem som drabbas av undermåligt dricksvatten att få skadestånd, men för landets kommunala vattenbolag får beslutet stora konsekvenser.– De får räkna med att de har ett långtgående ansvar för alla typer av personskador som orsakas av vattnet, säger Filip Bladini, docent med inriktning på bland annat skadestånds- och försäkringsrätt vid juridiska institutionen på Handelshögskolan i Göteborg.Bakgrunden till Högsta domstolens (HD) prövning är att runt 170 personer i Kallinge och Ronneby har dragit det kommunala bolaget Ronneby Miljö och Teknik inför rätta, eftersom dricksvattnet i flera år har varit förorenat med den numera förbjudna kemikalien PFAS.– HD:s besked är mycket efterlängtat för alla som har fått i sig förgiftat vatten, säger Herman Afzelius, ordförande i PFAS-föreningen.Han hoppas nu att man inte behöver driva ärendet vidare i tingsrätten utan att det kommunala bolaget inleder en diskussion direkt med föreningen om kompensation.
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Watch out, Venmo — there's another payments app on the rise.Zelle is a year-old service that lets you digitally transfer money to someone else, no cash, checks, or wire transfers required.It sounds a lot like Venmo, but there's one key difference: Zelle was created by the five largest banks in the US.Last summer, JPMorgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, US Bancorp, and Capital One joined together to launch Zelle.Both Venmo and Zelle let you send money to friends instantly.By the end of the year, eMarketer predicts Zelle will have 27.4 million users, compared to Venmo's 22.9 million users.
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For PC Gaming Week 2018, we here at TechRadar are celebrating the best that PC gaming has to offer.And, here we've gathered the best open world games on PC.In 2018, the best open world games are the gift that keeps on giving – and they’re not going anywhere.These days it seems like even game franchises that used to be linear experiences are embracing the open world.From shooters like Far Cry to expansive RPGs like the Witcher 3, we can see why everyone seems to love the best open world games on PC.It’s not hard to see why some developers are abandoning more linear experiences – just look at how franchises like Metal Gear and Final Fantasy benefited from the ‘open world’ treatment.
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Tom Xiong var tidigare vd för Schibsted-bolaget Tv.nu.Han sade upp sig för att satsa på en egen startupkarriär i Shanghai.Tillsammans med Jacob Lovén driver Tom Xiong även podcasten Den Digitala Draken, om Digitala fenomen i Kina, som är en systerpodd till Di Digitals Digitalpodden.Under onsdagens presentation av gäster i det populära programmet Sommar i P1 i Sveriges Radio, var Tom Xiong den enda med bakgrund från startup- och techscenen.I hans sommarprat kommer fokus ligga på just Kina och hur innovationen i Kina ligger i framkant i jämförelse med västvärlden.Bland annat ska han prata om de mobila betaltjänsterna Wechat och Alipay i landet i öst.
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June 8th - To mark World Ocean Day, Global Fishing Watch (GFW) has increased ocean transparency by releasing the first-ever 'live' global view of likely transshipping at sea -- a practice that can mask illegal fishing activity, and imagery of night-time fishing and its location, exposing vessels often hidden from other monitoring systems.The new data reveals potential transshipment hotspots, which are also visualised in an Oceana report."By harnessing big data and artificial intelligence, we're able to generate a clearer view into the often shady practice of transshipment," said Paul Woods, Chief Technology Officer, Global Fishing Watch.The GFW platform ingests boat detections processed from low light imaging data collected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS).More than 85% of the detections are from vessels that lack AIS or Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) transponders.The VIIRS satellites can image the entire ocean every night.
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Scientists have uncovered the earliest footprints left by animals on Earth, dating back more than half a billion years.The astonishing discovery reveals how creatures with paired legs were seemingly scuttling around over 100 million years earlier than we previously thought.The fossilized footprints were discovered by a team of scientists studying trackways and burrows in China.We don't know exactly what species the footprints belong to, but scientists described the creature as a bilaterian animal, like an arthropod.This means it has paired appendages, and may have been a burrowing creature.Experts previously believed that this type of creature appeared during the "Cambrian Explosion" around 541 to 510 million years ago.
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BT chief executive Gavin Patterson will leave his post later this year following a backlash from shareholders over the company's disappointing stock performance.The telecoms giant said the negative reaction to its latest results, which included the announcement of an extensive restructuring programme and 13,000 job losses to cut costs, had prompted the change in leadershipThe process to appoint a successor is already underway with BT confident it will be in a position to announce a replacement over the coming months as it readies for a period of significant change.BT chairman Jan du Plessis said: “The board is fully supportive of the strategy recently set out by Gavin and his team.The broader reaction to our recent results announcement has, though, demonstrated to Gavin and me that there is a need for a change of leadership to deliver this strategy.”Patterson, a former Procter & Gamble marketer who has been at BT for 14 years, wrote: “It’s been an honour to lead BT since 2013 and serve as a member of the board for the last 10 years.
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Following series of leaks, teasers, and rumors, TCL today at an event in NewYork has taken the veil off the BlackBerry KEY2.The Key2 is made entirely of glass and Series 7 aluminum body with a squarish form factor, the Blackberry iconic physical keyboard, a 3:2 aspect screen and a dual rear camera setup.The Key2 gets a redesigned 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard with keys that respond to touch gestures, support for flick typing, up to 52 customizable shortcuts.The Fingerprint scanner is still embedded into the space button, and Blackberry says the Keys are now 20 percent taller compare to the Keyone, and that alone should ensure comfortable and accurate typing experience.New to the Key2 is a special Speed Key which acts like the function key on a keyboard.The key2 much like its predecessor features a 4.5-inch 1080x1620px IPS LCD display, while it is fueled by the Snapdragon 660 chipset with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which you can expand via microSD card slot.
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The creative hits keep coming for Google Assistant, the centerpiece of a litany of spots urging you to “Make Google Do It.” A star-studded cast introduced the campaign during this year’s Oscars, and Kevin Durant kept the ball rolling with another recent spot created for the NBA Finals.Now the U.K. is getting its own “Make Google Do It” treatment with new work from R/GA London and Google’s in-house UK marketing team.(U.S. work in the series was created by Google Creative Lab and production house Arts and Sciences.)In the latest iteration, Star Wars and “Pacific Rim” star John Boyega and comedian/actor/author David Walliams (of Little Britain fame) join a host of others who could conceivably use Google’s technology to help with the full range of issues that pop up at any moment.It’s a nice bit of clarity and levity on what, specifically, the voice-activated technology can provide without leading consumers too far into the explainer weeds.Humor is the primary vehicle, with a nod to culture as Boyega does his best 007 impression in the mirror — a reference to the continued chatter about the actor becoming the new James Bond.
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I'm terribly lazy, and a gaming chair that I can snuggle into and play for hours is probably not what the doctor ordered.But that's why CoolerMaster's unnamed prototype is the one for me.You don't need a table as it comes built in, and you can adjust how much to recline at the flick of a button.Snuggle into the comfortable leather seat, put on your headphones, reach out your hands and just game.It's not perfect though -- as you recline, the monitor, table and arm rests don't quite adjust with you, so you'll soon find your legs pressed against the table uncomfortably.A CoolerMaster rep could not confirm when this will be available or what it will be called, except for a vague "game pod," which if you think about it, doesn't make sense, as it's not really a pod.
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När WatchOS 5 lanseras i höst kommer det inte gå att installera på första generationens Apple Watch.Detta kan vi läsa på Apples webbsida för Watch OS.
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HomeShare is a startup that leases apartments in luxury buildings and splices them into additional units, so more tenants can share the rent.Each micro-bedroom fits a queen-sized bed, a nightstand, a dresser, and little else.Rates start at $1,290 per person a month in San Francisco.HomeShare announced it's expanding to five markets, including Los Angeles.In San Francisco, a bedroom at one of the city's luxury apartment dwellings for $1,290 a month is, all things considered, a steal.Founded in 2016, HomeShare leases apartments in expensive new buildings and splices them into additional units, so more tenants can split the rent for less per person.
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Uganda's parliament has passed a law to tax people's social media use.The Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill imposes a 200 shilling (5 cent) daily charge for messaging services such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and Twitter in the African country, BBC reported Thursday.Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has been pushing for the tax since March, when he wrote a letter to Finance Minister Matia Kasaija saying that the revenue generated would help the country "cope with consequences of olugambo [gossiping]."The law kicks in July 1, but how the government will enforce it remains unknown.The bill also imposes a 1 percent levy on mobile money transactions, which some politicians argue will have a negative impact on low income Ugandans who have no local bank.In Uganda's neighbor, Kenya, Facebook users were encouraged to use the social media network to report violence in the country's 2017 elections.
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