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All five episodes are now on Netflix, which is cause for excitement – as well as an excellent reason to chat to creators Cristian Ponce and Hernán Bengoa.The Kirlian Frequency, as it’s now titled, is set in a small town that’s isolated itself for very good reason – it’s a hotbed of menacing supernatural activity, which could mean witches, vampires, ghosts and werewolves, or even ancient tentacle monsters.Each episode of The Kirlian Frequency runs just under 10 minutes, so you can burn through the entire series in under an hour – which you totally should, especially if you’re a fan of The X-Files, Coast to Coast AM, The Twilight Zone, the writings of H.P.Hernán Bengoa (writer and illustrator): That interview was listened to by Alejandro De Grazia, who is an Argentinian film distributor and a Netflix aggregator (a kind of curator who selects material that the platform might find interesting).Ponce: Everything that appeared in Spanish on screen had to be translated to other languages.Bengoa: Besides the dubbing and subtitles in English and Portuguese (which were handled by Netflix), we had to alter all of the written information on screen, not only the embedded subtitles but also every graphic like signs, posters, etc.
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Ever wished you could schedule an email to send itself in ten minutes from now?The functionality could well be coming to Gmail on your smartphone, based on a breakdown of the code in the latest version of Gmail for Android.9to5Google found references to scheduling features embedded in the code, specifically text relating to scheduled emails, and a range of options from two minutes to 50 years from now for getting messages queued up.It looks as though you're going to be able to cancel scheduled emails as and when necessary, at which point they'll be converted into ordinary drafts.It also appears that the scheduling is handled via the cloud, so messages can be sent even if you're offline or your phone battery is dead.This isn't actually the first sight of scheduling features in Gmail – such an option was spotted back in July 2018 – but it does now seem to be getting closer to launch.
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Across six episodes, fans have just 432 minutes left to spend with Jon, Dany and the rest of Westeros.But, as fans have anticipated lavish events to send the entire eight-season story out with a bang for so long, the exact specificities of time itself have become weirdly idolised by the Game of Thrones fandom, ironically as they find themselves with little to do but count down the seconds until April 14, speculating literally anything and everything they can about the culmination of this song of ice and fire (and, it turns out, time).They have their questions, and now, via The Hollywood Reporter, they have at least some answers (the dates and times below are for the Sky Atlantic/NOW TV simulcasts and first repeats in the UK):Debut date: MONDAY, APRIL 15 at 2:00 a.m. and again at 9:00 p.m.Debut date: MONDAY, APRIL 22 at 2:00 a.m. and again at 9:00 p.m.Debut date: MONDAY, APRIL 29 at 2:00 a.m. and again at 9:00 p.m.
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This week ended with terror, as a shooting in New Zealand took the lives of at least 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.Separately, we took a look at how ICE leans on cozy relationships with local law enforcement to access license plate location data it wouldn't otherwise be allowed to.We explained why it's so hard to restart a power grid from scratch under the best of circumstances, much less in the chaos of current-day Venezuela.Meanwhile, if you're looking for an easy way to send large files securely, give Firefox Send a try.Texas politician and presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke belonged to Cult of the Dead Cow, one of the most famous early hacking groups in history.The revelation comes courtesy of journalist Joseph Menn's upcoming book Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World, which chronicles how O'Rourke got involved and highlights some of his contributions.
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Even though you can make your teeth appear whiter in pics using mobile apps and applications like Photoshop, there’s no substitute for the real thing.Often, the dentist uses professional bleaching products made of hydrogen peroxide or Carbamide peroxide, which breaks down and causes oxygen to get into your teeth’s enamel.Some dentists use the aid of a laser or light, which is supposed to activate the bleaching chemical, and therefore speed up the whitening process.In today’s world where you can buy just about anything online, you can purchase teeth whitening kits for at-home use that are designed to mimic the dentist’s teeth whitening process.Some kits also contain extra items like remineralization gels to reduce teeth sensitivity or vitamin E gels to help reduce gum sensitivity.Not all teeth whitening kits are created equally though, and some work better than others.
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Bursts of plasma energy fill the air around me, leaving scorch marks in the wall just feet behind my head.The usual arsenal of far-out sci-fi weaponry: a plasma rifle, an alien sniper weapon.Then I make a plan, trying to chart a path of destruction through the aliens bearing down on me.It's the basic combat rhythm of Halo, a chaotic sandbox of supersoldier vs. alien menace, one of the defining gaming experiences of the early 21st century.The story was simple, with enough depth in the margins to create exhaustive lore for serious fans to pore over: an alien armada called the Covenant advancing on a futuristic, spacefaring human society.Now, for the first time, these games—the entire series, sans the most recent Halo 5—will be on PC, opening them up to a new platform audience for the first time since a pretty good *Halo: Combat Evolved * PC port and a disastrous Games For Windows Live port of Halo 2 in the mid-2000s.
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Nearly 25 years ago, the Pathfinder spacecraft explored a suspected floodplain on Mars.Unbeknownst to NASA at the time, the waters that long ago carved Pathfinder’s landing site spilled out from a previously undocumented inland sea nearby, new research shows.A new paper published in Scientific Reports finally confirms the Pathfinder landing site as a marine spillover plain.Now dry, this spillway was once covered in water, and not lava or debris as some scientists had speculated.These ancient outflow channels are larger than anything seen on Earth.The going theory is that the outflow channels were formed by water bursts from subterranean aquifers, but scientists haven’t been able to rule out other possibilities, namely lava or debris flows (like highly porous mud).
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'Politicians are reluctant to disrupt the enormous wealth creation machine technology has turned out to be'RSA Politicians are, by and large, clueless about technology, and it's going to be up to engineers and other techies to rectify that, even if it means turning down big pay packets for a while.We sat down with Schneier to have a chat after he had finished autographing copies of his latest book Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World, to go over the ideas in more detail, and to get his views on where governments are going to take us in the future.Why are lawmakers having such problems with the technology sector?And legislators don’t have the expertise on staff to counter industry statements or positions.Lawmakers are reluctant to disrupt the enormous wealth creation machine that technology has turned out to be.
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These builds are from the 19H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of this year (likely finalized for Windows Insiders this month and rolled out to the public in April).Windows 10 is being developed as a service, meaning it receives new features on a regular basis.Microsoft has released six major updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, Fall Creators Update, April 2018 Update, and October 2018 Update.We don’t yet know if the next update will be called the Windows 10 April 2019 Update.We do know, however, that it will bring Windows 10 to version 1903.Bug fixes and known issues
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Mobile solutions provider Gluon has released JavaFX 12, the company’s second release of the rich client technology for Java since JavaFX was decoupled from the JDK (Java Development Kit).JavaFX 12 follows on Gluon’s September 2018 release of JavaFX 11.The JavaFX 12 runtime is available as a platform-specific SDK, as JMOD archive files, and as a set of artifacts in the Maven Central repository.Key capabilities in JavaFX 12 include:New protected VirtualFlow methods for subclassing.Implementation of accelerated composition for WebView.
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University of Cincinnati professor Jason Heikenfeld examined the potential of these and other biofluids to test human health with tiny, portable sensors for the journal Nature Biotechnology.Remarkably, many of the innovations in the field of biosensors and sweat technology were developed in Cincinnati."We have been able to go far and fast here," Heikenfeld said.In the Nature article, Heikenfeld identified four waves of discovery when it comes to testing human health.First, doctors began drawing and shipping blood to labs in an invasive, time-consuming and labor-intensive process that patients still undergo today.Starting around the 1980s researchers, including pioneering UC engineering professor Chong Ahn, developed point-of-care lab tests that allowed doctors to get immediate results.
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Last night, at the grand unveiling of what’s set to be the fourth car in the automaker’s electric line-up, Tesla CEO Elon Musk referred to the Model Y as a “midsize SUV”; others, meanwhile, have argued that it’s actually a compact SUV.After all, it’s clearly related to the Model 3, which is Tesla’s compact premium passenger car.An SUV, however, is the dynamic promise of an active lifestyle (even if the furthest you go off-road is over the curb in the Costco parking lot).Sure enough, it looks a lot closer to the Model 3 we’re used to seeing now than some might have hoped for.It’s taller, and it has more cargo space, and even the option of seven seats instead of the usual five, but is it an “SUV”?When you’re making an electric car, you don’t want to compete with air resistance.
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When Cher sang about wanting to turn back time, she could have packed in the career as a pop star and taken up quantum computing research if she had really meant those words.That’s one possible takeaway from a newly published piece of research from the journal Scientific Reports.In the report, physicists reveal how they were able to wind the clock on a quantum computer a fraction of a second backward in time.Researchers from the United States, Russia, and Switzerland sent a quantum bit (called a qubit) from a more complicated state to an earlier, simpler one.The work was achieved using an IBM quantum computer.“Here, we show that, while in nature the complex conjugation needed for time reversal is exponentially improbable, one can design a quantum algorithm that includes complex conjugation and thus reverses a given quantum state,” the researchers write in their paper’s abstract.
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Android Q is here—in an early, beta form—and if you’ve got any generation of Pixel phone on hand then you can give it a test run.If you want to install Android Q for yourself, you’ll need a Pixel phone—even the first generation handsets have been included in the beta.Head to the official Android Beta for Pixel page, click View your eligible devices, and you should see your Pixel phone listed: Click Opt in to install the beta.We wouldn’t recommend installing this on a phone you rely on every day, in other words.Signing up for and installing the beta version of Android Q won’t wipe your phone or get rid of any apps or data, and if you don’t do anything you’ll continue to get beta updates over the air and then the final, stable version of Android Q when it’s ready.We’ve taken the plunge and here’s what we’ve noticed so far, with thanks to the fine folks at Android Police, 9to5Google and XDA Developers for helping us uncover some of these new features and options.
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Qualcomm isn't a monopoly after all, a Japanese regulatory body said Friday, reversing its decision from about a decade ago.The Japan Fair Trade Commission this week canceled a cease-and-desist order from 2009 that impacted Qualcomm licensing in Japan, effectively declaring that Qualcomm wasn't guilty of the charges against it.JFTC officials said the decision is "unusual," according to a report from Nippon, and is the first time it has revoked a cease-and-desist order since 2012.The decision gives Qualcomm a win as it awaits a judge's decision in the US' probe into its business practices."We are very gratified to learn that after years of considering the evidence and applicable legal authority, the Japan Fair Trade Commission has concluded there was nothing improper about Qualcomm's cross-licensing program," said Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm general counsel and executive vice president, in a statement."Today's decision affirms our confidence that once Qualcomm was afforded a full hearing, and actual evidence was considered, the JFTC would find that our cross-licensing program was completely lawful and the product of arms-length, good-faith negotiations with our Japanese licensees."
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You should delete your Google search history on various web browsers from time to time.That or to keep those surprise party or anniversary vacation plans a secret, of course.But erasing stored Google searches is about more than keeping your past search habits private from a supervisor, spouse, or parent — and besides, there is always the option of using Incognito Mode on Chrome and Private Window on Safari to avoid a visible store of your searches.Beyond the funny videos, the news stories, the trivia, and other content, think of how many times you have searched for an address, a phone number, information about an employer, and other data that could help a hacker steal your identity, find you in person, and other unwanted outcomes.Yes, from time to time, you should.And you should also control the types of searches Google saves in the first place.
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With help from the team at the sneaker marketplace Flight Club, Business Insider compiled some of the most fashionable, expensive, and downright wild sneakers worn by tech founders and CEOs.These sneakers can be as rare and as status-defining as the fine watches adorning the wrists of Wall Street bankers or the designer handbags clutched by elite art dealers.We did our best to find photos of female tech executives wearing sneakers, but our search didn't yield many results.Women such as Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer wore low heels, flats, or loafers, which says something about how much freedom women have to dress down in the corporate world.Mark Zuckerberg: Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 in Wolf GreySince Nike's Flyknit franchise was introduced in 2012, Flight Club says it has seen resale values in "the hundreds, and some well over a thousand."
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Despite saying the Mate 20 X would be its first 5G phone, Huawei has just had its Mate X (that's the foldy one -- Huawei, please sort your naming conventions out) EU-certified as 5G compliant.That doesn't mean the Mate 20 X won't be 5G, just that the bendable Mate X has beaten it to certification.Possibly because Huawei would rather have headlines for its fancy new folding phone than its older, supermassive gaming phone.The certificate comes from independent inspectors TÜV Rheinland, designated Notify Body of the European Union (in other words, officially sanctified to CE-certify phones on behalf of the EU).Phones have to be CE certified before they can be imported and sold in the EU, because the tests verify that the device meets "series of directives such as wireless, safety, electromagnetic compatibility, health, environmental protection and consumer protection."Which is a good thing, but let's opt out of it anyway.
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Luckily, iD Mobile - Carphone Warehouse's own network - has worked out the perfect solution for the data lovers of the world, and it comes in the form of massive 50GB data boosts.Once you hit the end of your data limit you simply roll on over to an excess 50GB.Think of it as a back-up pot of data you've saved up for a rainy day, perfect for those on low 1-2GB contracts, finding themselves running over repeatedly.And if you find yourself wishing for something with even more data coverage, check out our mobile phone deals page for offers on all of the top devices right now.Samsung Galaxy S10 from iD | £49.99 upfront | 5GB data + £50 data boost | Unlimited minutes and texts | £44.99 per monthThe Galaxy S10 has only just been released to the shelves and yet there are already some great deals available, and this is one of them.
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Several major phone manufacturers are scrambling to bring out foldable phones to rival the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, and now it seems Google is planning to enter the fray.show a variety of rough designs for how a foldable device could work, with handsets folding in different ways.They’re clearly very early sketches, with not a huge amount of detail, but they do suggest what kind of foldable Google is considering.This is everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy FoldAre these 5G phones the future of mobiles?What do we expect to see in the iPhone 11?
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