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Making an informed smartphone buying decision is more important than ever, and knowing about the Pixel 2 -- Google's follow-up to our best phone of 2016 -- will help you make one.In late July, a render created by @OnLeaks and @MySmartPrice leaked, where the images and video showed a black phone with a rear fingerprint sensor, a single camera lens inside a slightly raised bump.Perhaps the most controversial design aspect in these renders is the lack of headphone jack.Earlier renders were leaked under the device’s codenames: “Walleye,” “Muskie,” and Taimen.It’s believed to be manufactured by LG, and the mockup supposedly represented a finalized design.Like LG’s G6, the Taimen concept featured an 18:9 screen with curved corners and minimal bezels at the top and bottom.
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Meeting cute doesn't happen so much anymore.They swiped in similar Tinder directions three years ago.Their three-year textfest became world excitement when Avsec tweeted some of the content.Naturally, Tinder saw a marvelous marketing opportunity and offered to send the couple on, you know, an actual date.So where else to get them to meet for the first time, but on ABC's "Good Morning America"?It might seem slightly absurd to some that these two Tinder-crossed lovers actually go to the same school: Kent State University.
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Every time another device comes online, more data can be harvested by its creators.iRobot, the company that makes the adorable Roomba robots that trundle around your home sucking up everything in their path, has revealed its plans to sell maps of living rooms to the world's biggest tech companies.Colin Angle, the chief executive of Roomba has revealed, in an interview with Reuters, that the firm hopes to make money from this information.Angle said the firm is planning to sell the maps of homes Roomba has generated to Amazon, Apple and Google's parent company Alphabet.He expects a deal with at least one of the firms in the next two years."Roomba classically has a product business model – you buy the product for cash and it does what you tell it to do," Pilgrim Beart, the founder of IoT management service DevicePilot, tells WIRED.
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YU Mobiles, a subsidiary of Indian handset maker Micromax, has announced the launch of YUNIQUE 2, the second version of its popular YUNIQUE smartphone that was launched in 2015.In June, the company launched YUREKA BLACK, close on the heels of media reports indicating that Micromax was planning to shut down YU Televentures.The company launched nine smartphones in two years since inception in 2014, but the last device to be launched was in August 2016.Following the company’s design legacy, YUNIQUE 2 sports a metal-blended design with the ribbed design at the back enhancing the look of the smartphone as well as aid the grip for the user.With YUNIQUE 2, we are bringing a smartphone that hits the sweet spot of power, performance and style confluence together in one device.It is a smartphone that will be a compelling choice for those new age users who are always multi-tasking.
Sweden
Taxitjänstföretaget Grab fyller på kassan med runt 20 miljarder kronor.Det kinesiska företaget Didi Chuxing och Softbank går in med två miljarder dollar i Taxitjänstföretaget Grab som är den största konkurrenten till Uber i Sydostasien.Grab förväntas samtidigt ta in ytterligare 500 miljoner dollar från andra investerare den här rundan.Värderingen för Grab kan överstiga sex miljarder dollar enligt källor nära kapitalanskaffningen och det skulle i så fall innebära närmare en fördubbling av värdet för Grab sedan i slutet av förra året då företaget uppgavs vara värt omkring tre miljarder dollar.Grab har verksamhet i 65 städer i sju länder och utför varje dag över tre miljoner taxiresor i Sydostasien.
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Oh, the stories they could tell and the questions they could answer if only we could understand their barks and meows!Imagine, after Gadget the Jack Russell picks a fight — again — with the hulking Rottweiler next door, you could ask, “Whatever was going through your little doggy pea brain?” and you’d get a comprehensible answer.Imagine, after Fluffy the tabby hurls up a furball on your new Persian carpet, just two inches away from the easily cleanable tile floor, you could throw up your hands and demand, “Why?In connection with Amazon’s new “Shop the Future” online store, London futurist Higham was commissioned by the Seattle e-commerce giant to produce a report, which concluded that pet translation devices could prove viable, according to The Guardian.Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, devices that can understand dogs may arrive within a decade, Higham told the news site.“Innovative products that succeed are based around a genuine and major consumer needs,” he said.
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And while Amazon‘s famous helper is indeed voice-activated, she doesn’t always have to be.Meet Silent Echo, a new bot that lets you chat with Alexa using Slack.And that means that you can type instead of talk.It’s a useful feature for a number of situations — even if you’re not feeling antisocial, there are certainly situations in which a typed command could be more useful than a spoken one.If you’re in a noisy environment or want to stage a surprise, this new bot could come in handy.That said, Silent Echo doesn’t allow you to do everything that Alexa can do.
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The bot’s victory gave Big Blue a shot at conjuring up a new line of business at the perfect possible moment.IBM today is even more urgently in need of new business, with quarterly results released earlier this week showing that revenues have declined for 21 consecutive quarters.In one TV commercial Watson chatted with Bob Dylan, confessing “I have never known love.”Critics say IBM executives overshot badly by allowing marketing messages to suggest that Watson’s Jeopardy!The work needed to curate and label the necessary data has been a drag on some projects using IBM’s system.But its performance was limited by the amount of manual labelling of data needed.
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The very concept of how people buy has fundamentally changed, due to the emergence of digital platforms like search engines, online reviews, social media and e-commerce marketplaces.This new online landscape has led to a rapidly expanding gap between consumers and the brands they shop for.Not only has Pew Research reported that millennials have surpassed other generations — even baby boomers — in total numbers, but they also spend about $600 billion a year in the US, according to Accenture.This collective buying power demands that brands and agencies adapt to the shopping preferences of millennials and members of Gen Z or run the risk of being left behind, as digitally savvy consumers are disconnected from brands when they turn to digital platforms.The change in how consumers become informed and make purchase decisions is ultimately leaving brands out of the conversation — and out of the minds of the buying population.The sites organize and display their results through algorithms, and it’s these very algorithms that represent a double-edged sword for brands.
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This week John and Matthew talk with Bernard Leong, host of the Analyse Asia podcast, about Alibaba and Tencent’s activity in Southeast Asia, including:Why banks aren’t competing with each other but with other tech companies
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It's Glasgow, before you lot get too excitedThe first of the Royal Navy's new Type 26 frigates has been named HMS Glasgow, recycling the name for the fourth time in the last 100 years."The name Glasgow brings with it a string of battle honours.As one of the world's most capable anti-submarine frigates, the Type 26 will carry the Royal Navy's tradition of victory far into the future," said the First Sea Lord, Admiral Lord Philip Jones, naming the as-yet-unbuilt warship this morning.All future Type 26s will be named after cities, making them the City class – a step up from when the names were previously used as part of the Town class of yore.The Type 26s are the future of British sea power, being intended to replace the venerable old Type 23 frigates that make up the backbone of the Navy's warfighting fleet.
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Nearly 3,000 episodes will be added to Hulu's offeringsHulu subscribers will now have access to some of television’s longest running and most watched series.As announced today, the streaming platform and live TV service has expanded its deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution to add nearly 3,000 episodes from both classic and modern series.Long-running shows like How I Met Your Mother, Burn Notice, Bones and Glee will soon be available, as well as shows like M*A*S*H, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and St.This announcement comes amid other streaming rights conversations with Fox, like the decision to include more of the company’s animated series, such as Bob’s Burgers and Futurama, on the streaming platform.The combination of cult hits like Dollhouse and Wilfred next to the libraries of The Bob Newhart Show and Hill Street Blues is a winning strategy that Hulu, and other SVOD services, have been playing with over the last couple of years.
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Earlier this year, a nasty and somewhat sophisticated phishing scam targeting Google users began spreading rapidly.The phishing campaign worked by sending unsuspecting users a message indicating that someone from within their contacts list had shared a Google Doc with them.An accompanying link would then whisk users away to an actual sign-in page from Google whereby they were then prompted to authorize a fake app masquerading as “Google Docs.” Once authorized, the folks behind the campaign were able to attain access to a user’s emails and contact list and cause all sorts of harm.In the wake of that attack, Google has begun implementing additional security features to prevent similarly designed phishing schemes from gaining traction.First and foremost, any time a user encounters an unverified app seeking to link itself to Google’s own apps, users will be presented with a warning indicating that the app is unverified.“These new notices will inform users automatically if they may be at risk,” Google said in a new blog post, “enabling them to make informed decisions to keep their information safe, and will make it easier to test and develop apps for developers.”
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Rickety rectangle house Gartner has promoted Pure Storage to the top of the all-flash array pack in its latest Solid-State Array (SSA) Magic Quadrant, and yanked Kaminario into the leaders' quadrant for the first time.The first impression is that Pure is now placed in front of Dell EMC, HPE and NetApp in the leaders' quadrant for suppliers with the "most ability to execute" as well as "completeness of vision".Gartner says Pure Storage had a vision and a plan to move SSAs into new market segments and create a broader product portfolio, and it has successfully achieved its goal.Behind these four we find IBM and then HDS and then Kaminario, which has been in the visionaries' quadrant for the past couple of years (high completeness of vision score but a lower ability to execute than the leaders).In relation to Kaminario's "enhanced ability to execute", Gartner notes it now has a worldwide presence, with increased investments in emerging markets.NetApp and HPE have been promoted within the leaders' quadrant, overtaking IBM, and HDS has entered it from the challengers' quadrant (good ability to execute, not so complete a vision as the leaders) where it was placed in 2016.
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Forbes has since rendered these to visualize the final design and confirm that Apple's ryktade plans to fall back on a less ambitious design is unfounded.the Iphone 8 is reported to come with an elongated 5.8-inch display.in Addition to this, Apple will replace the horizontally-custom dual rear camera on the iPhone 7 Plus with the vertical.Furthermore, the headphone jack not to return.The biggest point is probably the power that is expected to almost double in size from the previous version.the Company can easily use the larger button to copy Sony and integrate Touch ID in to the power button instead, writes Reuters.
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As their eyes increasingly divert away from television, newspapers, magazines and contrived content in favor of online entertainment, the analogue world of our past has good reason to be rattled.Sensationalized shows about important topics with super-fast edits and fakery often fail to address the real issues that many kids face daily.However, teens are increasingly tackling these tough conversations that young people want and need to have in their own online organic communities.The sharing of self-inspired topics from their own lives, ranging from cyberbullying, racism, first heartbreaks, embarrassments or even first triumphs is striking a real chord with this empowered community of storytellers.This award-winning success story highlights how rather than underestimating younger users, we need to understand how they are inspiring and empowering each other and themselves by sharing their stories on digital platforms.Younger audiences are primarily bringing the ancient art of storytelling to life in a digital world.
Sweden
25 maj 2018 är ett datum som etsat sig fast på många näthinnor hos Europas företag, myndigheter och organisationer.Om något händer, vare sig det är den mänskliga faktor eller angrepp utifrån, som riskerar röja personuppgifter ska det rapporteras till Datainspektionen.Uppgifter som hur det gått till och vem som drabbats ska lämnas in.Nu varnar dock myndigheten för att det skydd som ska se till att de uppgifterna inte hamnar i orätta händer är för svagt.Och efterlyser starkare sekretess för personuppgiftsincidenter.Frågan är till exempel huruvida ingivaren, alltså den som rapporterar incidenten, är skyddad.
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built of Logs Wave belongs to Mikkeli housing fair, the show destinations, the trade magazine reported.The architect Seppo mäntylä, according to the Wave is the second generation of a log house, which does not follow anymore the traditional box-like log house model.”This is desired to go so far, that moving cars, airplanes and boats for fast-paced design.the Shapes are quite vivid,” Mäntylä explains the trade magazine.trade journal according to the honka house-the company built by Wave is an advanced version of the Mäntylä F1-boat world champion Sami seliö for designed by millions of the house.”the Wave is a hybrid, a log, glass, steel and stone of the union.
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By the looks of it, however, Radiohead hid a computer program on the tape that comes with the 20th anniversary edition of OK Computer, and making it work feels like time travel.Some Redditors realized that the first track on the cassette was the bleepy startup sound for the ZX Spectrum and wondered if the blippy noise at the end of the tape might also be Spectrum-related.Since the Paleolithic home computer used audio cassettes to run software, the idea that the bleeps and blips were actually code was a smart one.The fact that Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead’s lead guitarist and keyboard player, owned a Spectrum ZX and learned to code Sinclair BASIC, the computer’s operating system, sheds even more light on the fun Easter egg.After failing to pump the raw audio through a Spectrum ZX emulator, Redditor Maciej Korsan applied a 3.5Hz low pass filter to the noise and tried again.Magically, the Spectrum ZX fired up an adorable little program called “Radiohead.” First came the band members’ names and a date, December 19, 1996, which was almost exactly six months before OK Computer’s original release date:
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Urheiluvälinevalmistaja Nike on tehnyt usean vuoden sopimuksen suomalaiskoripalloilija Lauri Markkasen kanssa.Se tarkoittaa, että ensimmäisen kautensa Yhdysvaltain koripalloliiga NBA:ssa aloittava Markkanen nähdään pelikentillä Niken kengissä.Sopimuksen summaa ei kerrottu julkisuuteen, mutta yleensä Niken ja NBA-pelaajien välisissä sopimuksissa puhutaan miljoonasummista.Markkanen liittyy osaksi Niken niin sanottua keltanokkaluokkaa eli tämän kauden uusia kiinnityksiä, joita Nike kutsuu seuraavan sukupolven koripalloilijoiksi.Markkasen lisäksi Niken kanssa sopimuksen ovat tehneet tämän vuoden draftin jälkeen Markelle Fultz, De'Aaron Fox, Jayson Tatum, Malik Monk, Bam Adebayo, Harry Giles ja Jonathan Isaac."Ensimmäiset koripallokengät, joita muistan käyttäneeni, olivat Niket, ja tänään liityn innolla viralliseen Nike-perheeseen", Markkanen kommentoi sopimusta Twitterissä.
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