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This time around, Motorola’s new flagship will be available on all four major U.S. carriers from day one.If you know are prone to breaking your smartphone’s screen, the Moto Z2 Force could be a perfect fit for you.Under the hood, the Moto Z2 Force is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, which can be expanded up to 2TB.This is pretty standard fare for a flagship Android smartphone in 2017, though the Z2 Force isn’t without a few tricks up its sleeves.One thing worth noting is that each carrier has a slightly different standard when it comes to Gigabit support.On the back we see the return of the magnetic pins that power Motorola’s Moto Mods.
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Sometimes you just need a little extra performance to run a new game and other times PC gamers are left wondering if hardware will ever meet their expectations of providing lifelike graphics.EVGA is aiming to satisfy gamers with extreme performance wishes and take the crown of world's fastest graphics card for consumers.The GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N is claimed to be the most capable graphics card for overclocking compared to any other aftermarket cards.These claims are not all smoke and mirrors either.Overclocking expert Vince Lucido holds four world records using the Kingpin edition card named after him.Notably, the Kingpin edition is guaranteed to reach a clock speed of 2025Mhz utilizing the on board iCX cooling system.
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Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma tumor cells, according to a new study published in Nanoscale.The study, conducted in partnership by researchers at Nemours Children's Hospital and the University of Central Florida, demonstrates a potentially novel treatment for neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infants.This research demonstrates a novel method of treating this tumor without the toxicity of aggressive therapy that can also have late effects on the patient's health," said Tamarah J. Westmoreland, MD, PhD, a pediatric surgeon at Nemours Children's Health System and senior author of the study."Unique approaches to target tumor cells with nanoparticle delivery systems hold promise for treatment of resistant tumors, such as the high risk neuroblastoma.We are hopeful that in the future, nanoparticles can be utilized to personalize care to patients and reduce the late effects of therapy."Neuroblastomas are cancers that start in early nerve cells and commonly form in the tissue of the adrenal glands, near the kidneys.
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Would you like a side of plastic with that meal?The description for "Lego In Real Life (Stop Motion)" offers a mild tease: "...a boy makes his breakfast using some unusual ingredients."The clever video short imagines a breakfast cooked up from Lego pieces.It comes from BrickBrosProductions, a YouTube channel dedicated to unboxings and original Lego films.The video follows a morning breakfast preparation with eggs and toast, but all real food items are replaced with lookalike Lego equivalents.The butter is a stack of yellow bricks.
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The cloud is an expensive business to operate in, so it helps when the cloud seemingly sells itself.The second quarter may turn out to be one of those times.Cloud providers who have taken to sharp price cuts in the past seem to be taking a summer break.A study by RBC Capital last week found that Amazon.com’s AWS and Microsoft’s Azure, the two leaders in the space, had “minimal effective price reductions” during the June quarter,...
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Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, says he has received "verbal government approval" to build a high-speed underground transport system between New York and Washington, DC.Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop.The hyperloop tunnels - a network of vacuum tubes "through which trains or pods could be shot at high speeds" - will be built by the South African-born billionaire's tunnelling firm, The Boring Company, with the aim of shrinking journey time between the two cities from 2hrs 45mins to a mere 29mins.While there's "still a lot of work needed to receive formal approval", Musk says he is "optimistic" approval will "occur rapidly."Still a lot of work needed to receive formal approval, but am optimistic that will occur rapidlyTo help speed up the approval process, he asked his followers: "Please let your local & federal elected representatives know.
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the food company atria's operating profit increased 10 million euros in April-June.a Year ago, operating profit was eur 6.1 million.earnings per Share improved to 0.23 eur eur 0.13.Operational profitability was 2.7 per cent, while a year ago it was 1.8%.Turnover was 368,4 million, while a year ago was 341.3 million euros.”atria's turnover is the beginning of the year increased and results improved compared to the previous year.
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It’s been a long wait for Galaxy S8 users eager to start using one of the signature features of Samsung’s new flagship phones, but Bixby Voice is finally here.Samsung on Wednesday announced that Bixby is ready to “expand” its Voice capabilities to the US, as US English is finally supported.So far, Bixby Voice only worked in South Korea, as Samsung had to delay to US launch after running into Bixby Voice issues.Bixby Voice will let users “seamlessly navigate their phones and easily switch between voice commands, touch, vision, and text,” Samsung’s announcement explains.Bixby Voice works with core Samsung apps, the company says, which will let you do by voice anything that you could do with touch or type.In the future, support for third-party apps is also expected:
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For marketers, that means billions of lost opportunities to enhance relationships and increase lifetime values.Clearly, loyalty programs are struggling to keep members active and engaged over the long term.Memberships have an innate ability to influence customer purchase behavior, advocacy and retention: According to the recently released Bond Brand Loyalty Report for 2017, 81 percent of consumers say being a loyalty member makes them more likely to do business with a company, and 73 percent are more likely to recommend brands with compelling loyalty programs.However, this same study also reveals that only 22 percent of loyalty members believe they are treated better than non-members — which means the majority of people considered a brand’s best customers feel they are treated no better than the rest.Marketers must remember that the endgame is creating loyal relationships, not program memberships, and expand their strategies to drive brand engagements that add real value to the lives of customers.Thanks to the evolution of customer identity solutions, marketers can now integrate their vast stores of offline data, such as membership information and CRM (customer relationship management) storages, with their digital data to recognize individuals across touch points.
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Maksuhäiriö ei enää estä opintolainan valtiontakauksen myöntämistä, kertoo Kela tiedotteessaan.Jos toisen asteen oppilaitoksen opiskelijan maksuhäiriö on aiemmin estänyt lainatakauksen myöntämisen, hän voi nyt hakea takausta.Korkeakouluopiskelijoiden lainatakausoikeus on selvitetty automaattisesti.Opintolainan ensimmäisen erän voi nostaa pankista elokuun alusta alkaen.Opiskelija voi siis saada opintolainaa syksyllä 2 600–3 250 euroa ja ensi vuoden alusta alkaen alkaen tavallisesti 3 250 euroa.Opiskelijan on sovittava opintolainan nostamisesta pankin kanssa.
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Here we outline four key areas that merit attention.Millennials might be tech-savvy but Gen Zers are tech innate.In fact, our research shows that Millennials continue to devote significant online time to their PCs and laptops each day.The picture is different for Generation Z: they’re the first generation to be spending longer online on their mobiles each day than on all other devices combined.There’s often talk that 10 years on Facebook is losing its relevance among younger consumers, but it remains the clear hub that underpins social activities for Generation Z just as it does for Millennials - with over 80% of both groups visiting or using the platform each month.Facebook-owned Instagram has been a huge hit among both generations too, but notably so for Gen Z. Photo- and video-centric platforms clearly appeal to these young consumers, with photo-sharing competitor Snapchat long being synonymous with the youngest consumers.
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Florencia Palmaz, co-founder and partner at Palmaz Vineyards, tells me this happens to most people.I'm sitting with four others at a long, honey-colored wood table in her office in Napa, California.FILCS, which has been in place since 2015, can crank out data in real time about what's happening in those tanks.A lot can go sideways in the winemaking process.There's the unpredictability of the weather, for instance, and unwanted bacteria that can foul up the batch."It used to be that the winemakers would have to literally sleep at the wineries during that fermentation process," says Rob McMillan, executive vice president of Silicon Valley Bank's Wine Division and author of the Annual State of the Wine Industry Report.
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Some random or famous entrepreneur started using Snapchat and they made $300,000 in six months.Another has been using Facebook Live, thousands of people watch each live session and it's tripled their business.The entrepreneur who couldn't sell any books so he left them at a car wash, the CEO of a large company got a copy and loved it.The entrepreneur who started answering questions on Quora and now makes six-figures a month because they've built a fan base there.But, trying to build your business on the exception probably won't work out the same way as it did in the story.Use the exception-based strategies after you're established.
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Microsofts "nästa generation" av chatt-appen Skype har fått ett allt annat än välkommet mottagande.Det nya Skype som hoppades på att vara lite fräckare än det gamla med nya funktioner riktade främst till yngre användare har av kritiker beskrivts som en billig Snapchat-kopia.Sedan appen gjordes om har också betyget för Skype rasat till botten runt om i världens appbutiker rapporterar Android Authority.Microsoft har nu valt att svara på kritiken och säger att de lyssnar och tänker uppdatera appen baserat på den feedback som givits.Bland annat kommer snart en ny uppdatering som tar tillbaka gamla funktioner som status och inbyggda delningsfunktioner.Flera teman för utseendet utlovas, det ska gå att radera kontakter och konversationer och även multitaska medan du är i ett samtal.
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Driverless boats and aircraft are set to roam off the southern coast of England after BAE Systems set up a test area for marine robots.The defence giant has set up a scheme in the Solent area between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, complete with the regulatory clearances and communications networks needed to run trials of autonomous vehicles.Robot boats, aircraft and underwater drones are seen as vital to the future of the defence industry, as well as the oil and gas sector, and search and rescue operations.BAE is leading the project, along with University of Southampton spin-out company ASV and a handful of other triallists, after receiving a Government grant.There will be two “control centre” vans fitted with radar and other communications equipment to control the vehicles.Frank Cotton, BAE Combat Systems’ head of technology, said the company would be testing two boats and a number of fixed-wing drones in the area, with ASV and others trialling their own boats, aircraft and underwater drones and businesses able to join the scheme to introduce additional marine vehicles.
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What’s the story: Ping An Insurance (Group) is gearing up to take on mainland China’s internet giants, while pursuing international expansion, under its audacious plan to become a full-fledged technology company.Why it matters: Ping An is China’s second-largest life insurer, with more policy holders than the population of Japan.It’s also one of the industry’s most innovative, expanding both its size and its business scope in leaps and bounds since its establishment in 1988.Its ambitions to now turn itself into a technology company, making use of its huge customer base, underscores the innovativeness of Chinese companies, with the huge population as their advantage.What’s the story: Volkswagen AG, the world’s largest carmaker and one of the earliest foreign automotive investors in China is banking on the biggest vehicle market on the planet to drive its ambitions in developing electric cars.The assembler of the “People’s car” has set a target to sell 1 million electric cars by 2025, and the Chinese market is a major driver of that growth.
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Chinese buyers of designer handbags are back.But this time many of them are buying at home—and on their smartphones.Luxury sales in China have picked up since the beginning of the year, underpinned by easy credit and a booming property market.The weaker yuan has also encouraged the Chinese to spend at home rather than on foreign shopping sprees.Bain & Co. expects luxury sales to grow 6% to 8% in mainland China this year.
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Analysföretagen IDC och Gartner har publicerat ny statistik gällande datorförsäljningen i världen.Under det andra kvartalet 2017 sålde HP och Lenovo flest datorer, följt av Dell, Apple, Asus och Acer.Vad gäller Macförsäljningen handlar det om en ökning med 1,7 procent enligt IDC och en minskning med 0,4 procent enligt Gartner.Därmed ligger Apples marknadsandel på omkring 7 procent.Missa inte: 10 saker du ska göra med din nya MacTotalt såldes det ungefär 61 miljoner datorer under perioden, vilket är en minskning med mellan 3,3 och 4,3 procent jämfört med föregående år.
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As a Growth Engineer, I’m always looking for ways to connect with potential users.And what better way to connect with someone than to reveal insights into their own digital lives?Previously, discovering those insights required extensive research or web-scraping and, as such, suffered in scalability.But now, with the advent of APIs, it is finally possible to create highly personalized messaging and demos within an automated framework.This post will walk you through the process we used to create our Top Influencers app (powered by the Klout API) to boost our cold-email response rate by 64%!
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Fans have been talking about an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie for years.Now, if rumours are to be believed, Disney could soon announce it as the next Star Wars Story film, perhaps as early as this weekend, during the D23 Expo.But between Marvel’s comics and the Rebels TV show, do we really need to see the further adventures of young Obi-Wan?Given McGregor’s age—along with the fact that Disney seems to be shying away from any movies set around the prequel era—the film would almost certainly be set between Episode III, when we saw Kenobi turn the infant Luke Skywalker over to Owen and Beru Lars, and Episode IV, when the teenaged Luke meets Old Ben.The comics have so far included stories about the Jedi master protecting Luke and the Lars family from various threats, such as gangsters sent by Jabba the Hutt, as well as the wookiee bounty hunter Black Krrsantan; but it’s Rebels that’s told the Obi-Wan story that may have rendered a live-action film moot.In “Twin Suns”, Darth Maul arrived on Tatooine to battle Kenobi, having spent the decades since The Phantom Menace searching for the Jedi who cost him his lower half.
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