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The latest ESN delay takes its planned implementation six months beyond the expected obsolescence of the current networkThe latest delay to the government’s planned 4G-based emergency services communications network could see existing services fail before the new network is in place, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned.The government is pushing forward with the development of the new network in an approach the National Audit Office has previously called “high risk” due to the use of untried technology and an ambitious implrementation schedule that was found unlikely to be met.The Home Office has now delayed the target date for ESN delivery by nine months, from December 2019 to September 2020, the PAC said in a new study.But core transmission technology provided by Vodafone for the current Airwave system is due to become obsolete as of March 2020, meaning the network will be essentially “turned off” at that time, according to the PAC.“This raised the possibility that emergency services may not be able to communicate with each other after March 2020 until transition to ESN is complete in September 2020,” the PAC warned.
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Earlier today, Windows Central leaked a document detailing Microsoft’s grand plan to take on the Chromebook.The company is reportedly releasing a variant of its main OS called Windows 10 Cloud or Windows 10 S, which can only run apps downloaded from the Windows Store.Considering Microsoft is holding an event on May 2 that’s focused on education – and that Chromebooks have become immensely popular in schools – Windows 10 Cloud seems practically a given.But taking on the Chromebook is not going to be easy.ChromeOS has seen the some of the largest growth in the US PC market the last several years, digging into both Windows and Mac sales.And it’s not hard to see why: they’re cheap, generally built well, and perform ‘good enough’ for the tasks many students need.
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Recently re-mixed by legendary producer Tony Visconti in New York, the live set showcases Bowie’s transition between the Diamond Dogs and Philly Dogs tours, with five sides of music and a sixth side that features a special as-yet-unseen etching.Late songwriter Vic Chesnutt’s sophomore album West of Rome will hit vinyl for the first time this year, part of a limited edition two LP set.A song called Thinking of a Place will come delivered to fans’ ears in two parts — one part per side — on this special pressing.A special 7″ 45 featuring Andre 3000’s funky take on The Beatles’ All Together Now — first heard in a Nike commercial for the 2010 NBA Finals — while hit record store shelves for the first time for the big event.Considered by many to be among the greatest film soundtracks of all time, Vangelis’ songs for the iconic sci-fi classic feature synthesizers and strings heavily, instantly transporting listeners to Ridley Scott’s dark, dystopian world.This special picture disc release is designed to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the 1982 film.
Sweden
Bytet sker den 19 maj. Från Lindahls håll är rekryteringen ett led i ambitionen att vara ett nordiskt center för alla typer av integritets- och dataskyddsfrågor.– Vi är otroligt glada och stolta över att få börja arbeta med Caroline.Med Caroline i teamet kan Lindahls klienter fortsätta känna trygghet i att de har tillgång till branschens bästa expertis, säger Malcolm Wiberg, verkställande delägare på Lindahls kontor i Stockholm, som nu blir Carolines nya arbetsplats.Hon kommer dock att fortsätta vara verksam som dataskyddsombud på Klarna, och samtidigt utökas det redan existerande samarbetet mellan Klarna och Lindahl med syftet att förstärka Klarnas arbete med integritets- och dataskyddsfrågor och underlätta implementeringen av den nya dataskyddsförordningen.– Jag har haft fantastiska år på Klarna, men känner mig nu redo för nästa steg.Han kommer att bidra med stor erfarenhet av affärsutveckling och ledarskap, och kommer att vara en viktig medlem av Ateas ledningsgrupp, säger koncernchef Steinar Sønsteby.
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An injury at the Apple campus is the best clue we have so far that Apple is working on AR glasses.After an injury late last month, an incident report mistakenly found its way into the hands of hundreds of Apple reporters.This report found its way to Gizmodo earlier today.Titled “Impact Descriptions Reported in [Santa Clara Valley] from Last Month,” the report contained new information about Apple’s rumored AR project.There’s nothing concrete, but the report confirms that Apple is testing headsets designed to overlay a 3D image into your eye.After BT4 user study, user advised study lead, that she experienced discomfort in her eye and said she was able to see the laser flash at several points during the study.
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Container Registry, HDInsight & Azure Import/Export all made available in the UK.Microsoft is taking a leaf out of Amazon Web Services playbook by offering customers the ability to post their hard drives to its data centres in the UK.Similar to the AWS Snowball service, Microsoft Azure customers that want to move large amounts of information to the cloud will be able to arrange to transport hard drives to Microsoft so that it can move it all more quickly and cheaply.The Azure Import/Export service uses Microsoft’s secure internal network to connect a hard drive to the cloud and customers will be able to do this by paying a flat fee.Device handling will cost a flat fee of £59.63 per storage device handled and there will be no data transfer charge between the device and Azure Storage within the same data centre.Customers will be charged for return shipping costs incurred.
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Mario Kart is an institution; a legendary multiplayer staple dating back 25 years that is often imitated, but has never been bettered.It's a timeless local multiplayer classic fondly remembered, whether someone is reminiscing about evenings spent huddled around a tiny TV screen or blowing the dust off for another round years later.Mario Kart is as dependable a series as there is, but the difference between the series when its rolling in third gear (on Wii and GameCube) and cruising in fifth (on SNES and 3DS) is huge.The platform's commercial failure however, meant its relatively healthy sales were still dwarfed by its console predecessor on Wii, leaving a great many existing fans in the cold.It looks better than ever too, running at a smooth 60 frames per second and at 1080p when the Switch is in TV mode.Not since Double Dash had Nintendo toyed with its karting formula to such a degree, but unlike the GameCube outing, here it paid off completely.
UK
A $400 (£310) smart juicer, which squeezes special fruit packs using "industrial-strength power" has been criticised after testers found they got similar results using their hands.The Juicero has wifi connectivity and connects to smartphones using a QR code to keep track of juicing habits.Juice enthusiasts order special fruit and vegetable packs online which are then pressed by the machine.Initially launching in California, with plans for expansion in the near future, Juicero has had some interest from high profile celebrities.Juicero only works with packs produced by the company."The juice you'll enjoy is the result of years of fine tuning both the Press and Packs."
Sweden
På lördag är det Earth day, dagen som ska påminna oss om människans påverkan på klimatet, en dag som Apple nu uppmärksammar genom att avge ett löfte: att helt gå över till återvunnet material i sina teknikprodukter.Jordens resurser kommer inte att vara för evigt, och teknologi måste vara säker för människor att göra och använda.Vi ifrågasätter inte den verkligheten utan vi utmanar oss själva genom att fråga vad vi kan göra åt det i varje led av vår verksamhet”, skriver Apple i sin miljörapport för 2017.Tidigare i år var Apple, tillsammans med Intel, en av de mest högljudda kritikerna till president Trump när han föreslog att konfliktmineraler skulle tillåtas.Men trots det öppna engagemanget i frågan är det fortfarande långt kvar för Apple innan deras produkter helt kan bestå av återvunna komponenter.”Vi gör faktiskt något som vi sällan brukar genom att utannonsera ett mål innan ve helt vet hur vi ska göra det.
UK
Research shows how web mapping service can be abusedComputer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, and Google, are clamping down on fake businesses trying to scam victims through Google Maps.Most Google search results are influenced by your physical whereabouts.Googling restaurants, movie theaters, or hairdressers runs up a list of businesses Google Maps believes are nearby.Scammers abused this by registering more than 100,000 fraudulent companies on the popular web mapping service between June 2014 and September 2015.Essentially, the miscreants spam Google Maps with registrations for business locations so that they have a greater chance of popping up at the top of search results when someone tries to look up a plumber or locksmith, and so on.
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I have some HomeKit lights and smart plugs in my house, but I have to put them in low-traffic areas because I am the only member of my family who’s both willing and able to use an iPhone or an Apple Watch to turn on a lamp.Everyone else insists on using their hands.The company announced Monday it was adding HomeKit support to a new version of the Pop, a small button you can program to act as a light switch or trigger a HomeKit scene.If I place a Pop button next to every lamp I have plugged into a smart switch, my family can press that to turn the light on or off.As it stands today, if they use the lamp’s own control to turn it off, that lamp stays off, and HomeKit can’t turn it back on, which effectively breaks any HomeKit scene that includes that lamp, until I realize and toggle the lamp’s control back on.If you already own a Pop system, you can’t simply upgrade its firmware to add HomeKit support, unfortunately.
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Hey /r/marketing, I'm interviewing Seth Godin tomorrow for my podcast Everyone Hates Marketers.What questions would you like me to ask him?Edit: by "tomorrow" I mean Wednesday the 19th of April
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On Tuesday, Facebook kicked off its annual F8 developer conference with a keynote address.CEO Mark Zuckerberg and others on his executive team made a bunch of announcements aimed at developers, but the implications for Facebook’s users was pretty clear.The apps that billions of us use daily—Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram—are going to be getting new camera tricks, new augmented reality capabilities, and more bots.Here’s our list of the biggest news to come out of F8 on Tuesday.Check back on Wednesday, when we’ll add day two’s announcements to the list.We’ll see if there are any more Breakfast Shark sightings.
China
First phone ever from the new Cubot’s sub-brand Hafury just broke in to the presale period and while personally i’m a bit confused about the unnecessary brand diversification, maybe i’m in the minority here.So let’s rather jump directly to what we can expect from the Hafury Umax model.Join GizChina on TelegramHafury Umax ís planning to conquer the markets mainly with the big 6-inch screen with HD resolution, 2.5D-GFF glass and 10-point touch, large removable 4500 mAh battery, dual SIM slots with independent microSD slot or clean Android 7.0 Nougat experience.Maybe even the 13 Mpix rear camera with 5P lens and dual or front selfie 5 Mpix cam with soft LED flash.But certainly not with the MT6580 processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of storage, the phone would just deserve better.All of the individual presale stores are listed at the official Hafury website and you can find also all the details about the phone model and specs.The presale price drops as low as $69.99 starting today with limited amount of pieces.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
Finland
Euroopan komissio ja EU:n kuluttajansuojaviranomaiset tarkistivat viime vuonna 352 EU:n alueella toimivaa sivustoa.Suomessa kuluttaja-asiamies tarkisti yhdeksän sivustoa.Tarkistuksen mukaan 235 sivustolla hintatiedot eivät olleet luotettavia.Tämä vastaa kahta kolmasosaa tarkastetuista sivustoista.Useimmiten puutteita löytyi hintaan ja sen laskemis- ja esittämistapaan.Aluksi näytetty hinta on lopullinen hinta vain kolmasosassa sivustoja.
UK
Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter etc warn FCC chairman over his intentions to repeal net neutrality rulesThe Internet Association that represents leading tech firms has bluntly warned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not to repeal net neutrality rules.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump, and he wants to reserve the landmark net neutrality rules that were delivered under the former Obama administration.Pai has already pledged to maintain a ‘light touch’ regime and said he would not to bow to any pressure from President Trump.But he has admitted that the net neutrality rules were a mistake, and earlier this month it was reported that Pai intended to overturn the rules very soon.But Pai faces significant opposition from Silicon Valley after the Internet Association met with the FCC to discuss the matter.
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Saturn's minuscule moon Atlas is one of the smallest among the ringed planet's massive collection that includes dozens of satellites.NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped some new images of Atlas on Wednesday from a distance of just 7,000 miles (11,000 kilometers) away, giving us our closest look at the goofy little moon.Atlas is just 19 miles (30 kilometers) across.Compare that to Saturn's largest moon, Titan, which is 3,200 miles (5,150 kilometers) across.Atlas has a distinctive central bulge, leading NASA to give it the "flying-saucer" moon nickname.Atlas has made cameo appearances in Cassini pictures before, where it can be seen hiding in Saturn's rings, dwarfed by its much larger brethren.
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After almost a week of inconsistent connectivity with its online modes, things have settled down for MLB The Show 17.Per Operation Sports, there's a new patch live that should offer more stability.Here are the patch notes for Update 1.03:Online gameplay fixes and improvements (both in menus and in the field)Time outs, bullpen, and substitution menus.Pausing/unpausing at the same time as your opponent.
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GoPro wants you to buy a new Hero5 camera and is willing to give you a price break to do it.The catch: You'll have to send them your old one first.For a limited time, GoPro owners can knock $100 off a Hero5 Black or $50 off a Hero5 Session if you send GoPro any Hero camera.And it can be in any condition -- broken, scratched, dented, whatever -- and you can send it in and get a new camera back.The camera maker's made it simple enough to do, too.Just go to its site, pick the Black or the Session and place the order.
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Motorola, and its parent company Lenovo, are reportedly planning to launch a new line of Moto-branded Android smartphones that could be even cheaper than the recently launched Moto G5 and G5 Plus.The new rumor says the phones will be called the Moto C and Moto C Plus.The report, along with renders of the two phones, was posted by VentureBeat’s Evan “@evleaks” Blass, using his unnamed sources.He claims that both the Moto C and C Plus will have five-inch displays and come with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.However, the hardware inside the phones will be much different, according to Blass.He says the cheaper Moto C will be released in both 3G and 4G models, both of which will have an 854 x 480 display.
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