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To clear out their large stock of products, they are now launching multiple promos on various devices; let’s check out some of the best deals!This small speaker comes with a very simple design and a metal frame that makes it strong and sleek, and is available in Black and White.Xiaomi’s device is of course wireless as it supports Bluetooth 4.0, inside it we also find two speakers for a better stereo sound output.You can get the Xiaomi Square Box Speaker for just 13.99$/ €9.97 using the coupon codes MISPEAKER3 or MISPEAKER3 (each coupon will work on 200 pcs).Next we have Xiaomi’s latest Redmi 5 Plus.The handset comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a trendy 18:9 aspect ratio on its 5.99-inch FHD display.
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New NHS Digital guidelines give broad approval to the use of cloud services for storing medical records – including facilities in Europe and the USThe NHS has published guidance on how health and care organisations can make use of cloud computing or data offshoring facilities for the storage of patient information, in a policy shift that has seen most bodies continue to use on-site IT centres until now.In this respect the NHS has lagged behind many parts of the UK government, for which cloud services have been prioritised since 2013 under the “cloud first” policy for public-sector IT.Organisations including NHS Choices and NHS England’s Code4Health already use the cloud, but this marks the first time the technology has been given the green light for broad adoption.The new national guidance requires data to be stored within the UK-European Economic Area, a country that meets the European Commission’s standards for data protection or US services covered by the Privacy Shield data-transfer agreement.But medical privacy campaign group MedConfidential pointed out the Privacy Shield agreement between the EU and the US has been criticised by many, including some European data protection regulators.
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Volume of total telecoms complaints roughly unchanged as Ofcom seeks to improve serviceTalkTalk and Vodafone are the UK’s most complained about broadband and mobile operators, according to new figures from communications watchdog Ofcom.Between July and September last year, 30 complaints per 100,000 customers were made to the regulator about TalkTalk , while Plusnet and BT also received more than the industry average of 18.Sky received the fewest with just 7.In the mobile sector, Vodafone received double the industry average with 10 per 100,000, ahead of BT on 9 and TalkTalk and Virgin Media which both received 8.Tesco Mobile received just 1.
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has left the Early Access program for unfinished games on Steam, and now esports organizations want to see if they can make it into a major draw.Global Loot League is leading that charge with a PUBG season that comes with $50,000 in prize money.That is one of the larger prize pools from a third-party league running the last-player-standing shooter.GLL’s PUBG league kicks off with qualifiers February 2.This event is open to anyone who wants to test their abilities and thinks they can make the cut in the 80-team league.Of course, you may have some competition considering that PUBG has 30 million players worldwide on PC.
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The Amazon-owned video site Twitch announced it's introducing new tools for its creators, essentially, to build hype around their upcoming videos.Twitch, which is best known for live-streamed gaming content, will debut "video producer" tools today that let creators make landing pages, countdown timers, and reruns for their content.As explained in Twitch's blog, a new part of the upload workflow will be "Premieres," which is a different category of video than "Live" or "Rerun."Creators must make landing pages for all Premiere videos, which seems to mean that any premade, uploaded video will need a landing page.Creators can also use a countdown timer to build anticipation for the release of their newest video.Unless you've subscribed to the creator's channel or opted to receive alerts when that creator uploads, you won't always know when that creator posts a new video.
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The Yucatan Peninsula is renowned for its extensive network of submerged tunnels and caves.Now, after searching for near two decades, divers with the Gran Acuífero Maya project have proven that two massive caverns are connected, making it the largest known flooded cave on Earth.The low-altitude, limestone-laden expanse of the Yucatan peninsula is the perfect place for the formation of submerged underground caves—geological features the ancient Maya people referred to as “cenotes”.For the past 10 months, a diving team led by Robert Schmittner has been swimming through these labyrinthine passageways, searching for a link that connects two gigantic caverns: the 163-mile-long (263 km) Sac Actun system and the 51-mile-long (83 km) Dos Ojos system.On January 10, at a location near the archaeological ruins of Tulum, the divers finally found the elusive connection, showing that the two systems are actually one—a monster underwater cave system that measures 216 miles long (347 km).Prior to the discovery, the Ox Bel Ha system, located just south of Tulum, was ranked as the world’s largest at 167 miles (270 km).
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Former Fox News hosts Eric Bolling and Greta Van Susteren appeared to have their Twitter accounts hijacked by suspected Turkish hackers on Tuesday (16 January).Turkish cyber army Ayyıldız Tim claimed responsibility for the cyberattacks just days after the group hacked the Twitter accounts of India's top diplomat to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin and World Economic Forum president Borge Brende.Klaus Brinkbaumer, the editor-in-chief of the German magazine Der Spiegel, was also targeted on Sunday as well."You are hacked by the Turkish cyber army Ayyıldız Tim!We got your DM correspondence!We will show you the power of the Turk!"
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In about a month time, Barcelona will play host to a number of world’s leading mobile manufacturers in the 2018 edition of the annual Mobile World Congress.Although Sony at the CES 2018 has already announced a number of Xperia phones, the company is expected to reveal some more premium devices at the Mobile World Congress 2018.Now, reports from over the web suggest the Company has just sent out invites for its press conference at the event holding in Barcelona, Spain.Sony’s MWC 2018 media briefing is scheduled for Monday 26 February 2018, with the actual keynote expected to commence at 8:30 CET (7:30 am GMT/2: 30 am EST).Sadly, the media invite apart from the promises of more technological innovation doesn’t reveal anything about what the company has line up for this year MWC, but there are series of speculations.Last year’s MWC brought us the Sony Xperia XA1 and Xperia XZ Premium, so it won’t be out of place to see successors to these devices at the 2018 MWC.
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A lawsuit filed today by the attorneys general of 22 states seeks to block the Federal Communications Commission’s recent controversial vote to repeal Obama era Net Neutrality regulations.The filing is led by New York State Attorney General Schneiderman, who called rollback a potential “disaster for New York consumers and businesses, and for everyone who cares about a free and open internet.”The letter, which was filed in the United States District Court of Appeals in Washington, is cosigned by AGs from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Washington DC“An open internet – and the free exchange of ideas it allows – is critical to our democratic process,” Schneiderman added in an accompanying statement.“The repeal of net neutrality would turn internet service providers into gatekeepers – allowing them to put profits over consumers while controlling what we see, what we do, and what we say online.”This isn’t the first major joint effort to shoot down the ruling — the suit comes as 49 Democratic Senators and one Republican vocalized their disapproval for the dubiously named Restoring Internet Freedom ruling.
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A spokesman told us it’s making the change to “enhance driver and passenger safety” — though in truth the company has faced rising political pressure on safety issues and working conditions for many months now, including facing a grilling in October from a parliamentary committee that’s running an enquiry into the gig economy.Safety was also one of the issues cited by London’s transport regulator for withdrawing Uber’s license to operate in the city in September.That’s why we’ve been sending drivers regular reminders to take rest breaks and why we’re now bringing in these new limits.”“We continue to listen to feedback and plan to make other changes and improvements over the coming months,” he added.During the committee session UK parliamentarians pressed Uber on its attitude to safety — raising concerns about the long hours being clocked up by drivers on the platform, including citing stories of drivers sleeping in their cars to work for longer.Uber told the committee that the average number of hours worked per week by Uber drivers across the UK is “just under 30″.
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There has been a 100 per cent increase in the volume of attacks in just the last two years, making new approaches to cybersecurity essential.A glimmer of hope in the dense darkness of the threat landscape as it has been revealed that a record 700 million cyberattacks on consumer transactions were beaten by digital businesses in 2017.This impressive figure has been achieved during a period in which businesses have faced an onslaught over two years in which there was a 100 per cent increase in the volume of attacks.The businesses responsible for this valiant defence are those taking a digital-first approach, making bold investments in innovative strategies to combat the changing tactics of threat actors.Responsible for capturing this insight into the battle against cybercrime, ThreatMetrix formed a report based on findings from across its global network.The organisation also found out how fraudsters are operating, discovering that attackers are now leveraging sets of stolen identity data.
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These days, there’s little middle ground between traditional mechanical watches, and the modern features offered by smartwatches.Sure, there are timepieces from the later category designed to resemble the former, but not without sacrificing real mechanical movement.Watchmaker Ressence is trying to address this conundrum with its new Type 2 e-Crown Concept, a mechanical watch that can be paired and set with a smartphone app.Co-designed by Nest co-founder Tony Fadell, the Type 2’s namesake “e-Crown” is an electronic system that’s placed between the watch’s mechanical movement and display disc.The time needs to be manually set on the first setup, but afterwards the e-Crown system can self-adjust for different timezones or handle adjustments from the iPhone app.The watch is powered by both solar and kinetic movement.
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Apple is currently offering iPhone battery replacements for $29.Lots of people are taking advantage of the offer, and since stores don't have the batteries in stock, they're special ordering the battery replacements, which can take days or weeks.Many people taking advantage of the battery offer don't actually need new batteries, Apple store employees told Business Insider.Apple retail stores are struggling to handle a surge of customers looking to reinvigorate their iPhones with a special battery replacement procedure.In the weeks since then, a never-ending parade of iPhone-bearing customers has swept through Apple shops, throwing chaos into the company's pristine, carefully orchestrated shopping experience.Some customers don't believe they don't need a new battery
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Image credit: Hero Images | Getty ImagesIt’s no secret that striking visuals are interpreted faster and more memorable than text alone.No, you don’t have to be a technical guru to create visually appealing ads.Here are the tools I use everyday to curate my social media presence in a way that more efficiently connects with consumers.I’ve found that my best performing content teaches people a skill.This super simple tool allows me to quickly pull content from my screen - whether it’s a quick screenshot or a quick video tutorial.
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I dismissed Aibo as just a robot dog, and worse, a robot dog we've seen before -- Sony's original robot pet went on sale in 1999.Aibo uses more than 4,000 parts to act lifelike.It has a camera on its nose to identify family members and another near its tail to help it map your home.Some were concepts that'll never be consumer products -- they're meant simply to test the boundaries of what's possible.Kuri was here this year too -- it actually started shipping in limited quantities in late December.However, Kuri obviously can't go up and down stairs.
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There is a consistent shortage in the availability of OLED screen because Apple has at least three smartphones to be released this year (at least two of them will use OLED screens) and it is expected that they will be supplied first.This trend has left the other manufacturers scrambling for the crumbs that are left after Apple is satisfied.In the search for a lasting solution to this issue, reports from Taiwan suggests that Xiaomi and other manufacturers are preparing to launch mobile phones equipped with mini LED screens.The manufacturing process will probably hit the road from Q2 2018, and the most significant advantages of this screen are that it is more energy efficient, has colour reduction power and its thickness is comparable to OLED displays.China Taiwan’s largest mini LED chipmaker, Epistar, stressed that the production of mini LED chips for smartphones and TV sets may start in the second half of the year, and the relevant specifications will be finalised in the first half of the year.Mini LED chips for high-end game displays may also be in production later this year.
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In recent years, a number of toy makers have come under fire for developing children’s smart devices that turn out to be privacy nightmares, and a company called VTech Electronics has just settled the US Federal Trade Commission’s (the FTC) first case involving an internet-connected toy.VTech will pay the FTC $650,000 (around £480,000) over charges it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and “failing to take reasonable steps to secure the data it collected,” according to an FTC statement released Monday.At the end of 2015, details about a massive security breach at VTech emerged, revealing that hackers broke into the company’s servers, gaining access to the customer accounts of almost five million parents and over six million children worldwide.The personal information included names, emails, passwords, download histories, and home addresses of parents, and the first names, genders, and birthdays of kids.The hackers were also able to download about 190 GBs of photos from VTech’s Kid Connect app—the images were reportedly head shots that the company lets users take and send through the chat app.The FTC complaint addressed this major security violation, which wasn’t on VTech’s radar until a journalist emailed them about the issue.
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Soul Electronics has debuted two new in-ear headphones at CES with gait analysis that are built specifically for runners.The Run Free Pro Bio and Blade both come with built-in sensors and an accompanying app that will tell you on the fly if your running form is off and how to correct it, says the company.While you are running, the headphones’ sensors track a host of different parameters integral to good form and preventing injury: cadence (steps per minute), step length, step width, vertical oscillation (how straight you are), head tilt angle, stance / flight time, shock, maximum leg force, balance, and consistency.If any of these fall outside an optimal range, the app’s digital trainer will tell you in the headphones what to adjust in order to correct your form.Ideally, this should help people who have to be mindful of existing injuries and really, prevent injuries from happening to begin with.Soul Electronics had someone run in place for me to demo the headphones registering all these different movements, and sure enough, I watched the system recognize when the runner took higher steps, intentionally stomped harder for a harsher impact, and when his head tilted downward.
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A couple of years ago Moshi came out with an on-ear wired headphone called the Avanti that had an eye-catching design.Now it's cut the cord on that headphone and released the new Avanti Air wireless on-ear headphones.They're available now for $300.No word yet on international pricing, but that roughly converts to AU$380 or £220.The Avanti Air looks very similar to the wired Avanti, with a stainless steel headband and soft leatherette ear cups that Moshi says "are angled at 14 degrees to fit the contour of your head perfectly."Aside from the sleek design Moshi is touting the new headphone's 27-hour battery life (that's very good) and the built-in microphone's Clear Voice technology, which the company says "provides exceptionally clear speech quality during personal or business calls, even in noisy environments."
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We've already seen a flood of new Alexa speakers hit the market - including most notably the Sonos One - but Qualcomm's new platform wants to ensure that the flow doesn't slow down anytime soon.The chip manufacturers new 'Smart Audio Platform' is an end-to-end solution for anyone looking to build a smart speaker of their own, including a six microphone array and far field voice processing technology.Although this particular platform will offer support for Amazon's Alexa ecosystem, Qualcomm is also launching a Google Assistant version at this CES.Better smart speakers, not just moreAlthough this platform will mean more manufacturers are able to bring smart speakers to market, Qualcomm's technology should also mean they are of a higher quality.Its audio processing technology, for example, should allow it to hear its wake word even if its environment is noisy, and is also tuned to allow speakers to listen while they're playing music themselves.
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