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UK mobile provider Three has blown the top off its data caps, giving customers up to three times as much value on selected tariffs.A range of devices, including the popular iPhone 7, can take advantage of the offer right away.The data bump deals are now live and are available for some of the best smartphones around, including the Huawei P10, Huawei P10 Plus, and iPhone 7 Plus – as well as the aforementioned iPhone 7.Some of the network's most popular SIM-only and mobile broadband tariffs are also privy to the bargain.Kicking things off with SIM-only, new Three customers can now get 12GB of data instead of 4GB on a 12-month SIM-only Advanced Plan, which also includes 600 minutes and unlimited texts.By way of comparison, EE offers a 20GB SIM-free data plan for £19.99 a month, Vodafone will shuck you 12GB at £19.20, and O2 provides 10GB for £19 – even BT’s best value tariff will cost you £17 per month for a mere 6GB.
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In the wake of a terror attack in the heart of London this week that left five dead, the UK government has turned its ire onto online companies – including Google and Facebook – for not doing enough to remove extremist webpages and other content from their services.The two online giants "can and must do more," said the Prime Minister's spokesman on Friday."Social media companies have a responsibility when it comes to making sure this material is not disseminated," he added.Meanwhile UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who is currently in New York, noted that extremist publications are easily located online and are "corrupting and polluting" people.He also placed the blame on social networks: "They have got to look at the stuff that is going up on their sites.Even the polarizing newspaper the Daily Mail got in on the action, directly blaming Google on its front page for the attack's deadly nature.
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Amazon's brand-new UK T2 micro instances reached saturation point on Friday, with users being told the AWS service had run out of local capacity.Customers were informed that T2 micro instances were running short of rack space in the EU West 2a availability zone in the morning.The AWS zone is in London and opened in December – AWS operates a further two EU zones, in Ireland and Frankfurt.Amazon is unwilling to detail its UK setup but The Register understands the UK zones have been floated using the data centres of two partner service providers rather than AWS break ground and build its own infrastructure.EC2 (London) - t2.micro Instance Capacity - 9:46 AM PDT We are temporarily running low on t2.micro instance capacity in the EU-WEST-2— AWS SHD (@aws_shd) March 24, 2017
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A week after Google was forced to apologize for running customers’ advertisements on objectionable videos, triggering a change in policy, its YouTube site is still rife with examples that are ensnaring more big advertisers and causing some to cut spending with the tech giant.Google’s automated system placed ads for some of the world’s biggest brands—including Coca-Cola Co., Procter & Gamble, Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft...
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After a couple minor iterations, I’m convinced it’s a worthy alternative for those sick of the bloat of other notes apps and for those who like the take-home simplicity of plain text.The lack of a Windows, Android, or web client is a bummer in this day and age, but if you’re in the Apple ecosystem this shouldn’t matter much.Bear has recently become my notes app of choice to accompany my favorite long-form writing software, Ulysses.It’s free if you don’t need to sync between devices or use custom themes.You can try Bear out without syncing for free, or get a free month trial of the premium subscription if you’re still not sure about it.But this is Bear’s only method for organization, so it’s good to learn how to use it and pick an organization method that works for you.
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I kommande Android O har det blivit enklare att lägga till egna signaler.I menyn för att ange ringsignal finns nämligen ett alternativ för att bläddra efter ljudfil och filen som väljs visas därefter i standardlistan.Vi förmodar att även det gamla sättet fungerar, då det torde vara smidigare för att lägga till en större rad signaler samtidigt.
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Shops patronized by pot smokers have a long tradition of labeling their pipes and vaporizers “for tobacco use only.” But startups developing smoking and vaping gear are basically asking customers to put their weed in it.Not a single company that mentioned tobacco, cigarettes or e-cigarettes in its Crunchbase profile raised a disclosed funding round in the past year.Now, it’s true e-cigarettes were never exactly a smoking hot sector for funding.NJOY, an e-cigarette brand launched in 2006, for instance, raised a total of $165 million in private equity funding and closed its last round in 2014 with a reported $1 billion valuation.The space has produced some sizeable exits as well, such as Altria’s purchase of e-cigarette maker Green Smoke in 2014 for up to $130 million.One of them, Electronic Cigarettes International Group, for example, raised nearly $60 million in private financings in 2015.
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This week, J.C. Penney released details of its plans to shutter 138 stores (out of 1,014) and to cut 5,000 retail jobs.This is part of the ongoing reinvention of a company that seemed to be on the verge of collapse just a few years ago.But what’s clear is that the company, now profitable again, is going to make do with fewer physical locations.And this speaks to a broader trend.It seems ecommerce, which many predicted was going to kill brick-and-mortar retail almost a decade ago, is having a delayed but devastating impact.The consequences of that shift can not be understated.Local communities and governments depend on the sales taxes from physical stores and take a hit when those stores close and consumers move their purchases online.And in the case of large anchor tenants like a J.C. Penneys, abandoning a mall location can start a chain reaction that kills traffic to a shopping center, which in turn crushes other smaller businesses located there.Ana Smith, a spokesperson for the National Retail Federation, said the industry is doing what it can to adapt to the reality of shifts in technology and shopping behavior.“The retail industry continues to evolve based on consumer preferences and shopping patterns,” she said.“Retailers are resizing and modifying their businesses by implementing strategies to become more efficient and profitable in the long run.
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By now, it’s common knowledge that Rogue One does not end happily for any of the main characters.Sure, they accomplish their goal, and that goal makes many major things possible, but they never get to see the fruits of their labour.In early versions of the script, however, that was not the case.While director Gareth Edwards has admitted this in the past, Rogue One’s first writer Gary Whitta just gave all the details of the original ending to Entertainment Weekly.After Jyn and Cassian stole the plans, they ran across the beach (a shot seen in early preview footage) and a Rebel ship dropped down to pick them up.Once in space, Leia’s ship met up with Jyn and Cassian’s, but with Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer in pursuit.
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The man who created Megaupload got insanely rich via morally dubious means.Caught in the Web opens by invoking a hoary cliche, in a close-up where Kim Dotcom compares his own crazy life to a Hollywood movie, the same kind of content that used to get traded back and forth over the rogue file-sharing site he created.The origins of Megaupload begin with this lavish lifestyle, as he claims to have started the infamous file-sharing site as a way to share video footage from The Gumball Rally, a perennial race where rich elite go to party and tool around in expensive cars.Multiple threads come together in Caught in the Web, but the film is most concerned with the series of events that began in 2012, with a raid on Dotcom’s New Zealand home by local authorities working in conjunction with the FBI.Dotcom was arrested and held in custody, followed by filings to extradite him to the United States where he and others could face up to 8 years in prison for copyright infringement (that case is still ongoing).When the film’s subject cites abuse suffered at the hands of an alcoholic father as the reason why, it’s the first manifestation of a predictable bid to pull at heartstrings.
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Have you ever taken a selfie, looked at it afterward, and thought, That's not even what I look like!The problem was likely wide-angle distortion, the property of smartphone lenses (and other superwide cameras) that renders their subjects a bit odd-looking and cartoonish.Fortunately, there's a simple way around the problem if you understand a bit about the optics of these devices.Here's what you need to know: View As:
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Stephen Hawking has revealed he’s set to fulfil his “ultimate ambition” of travelling into space.The world-famous physicist said billionaire businessman Richard Branson had offered him a seat on his Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo.Speaking to Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan, Hawking said: “I thought no one would take me [into space], but Richard Branson has offered me a seat on Virgin Galactic – and I said yes immediately.“Since that day, I have never changed my mind.”The Cambridge University professor, who has ALS, experienced weightlessness for the first time during a zero-gravity flight over the Atlantic in 2007.It’s not yet clear when Virgin Galactic will launch commercial flights.
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I korthet gör ett virtuellt privat nätverk (vpn) det möjligt att koppla ihop två eller flera datorer på internet och få dem att fungera som om de befinner sig på samma lokala nätverk.Missa inte: Bästa VPN-tjänsterna för att surfa anonymt och komma åt blockerade sajterEtt tidigt användningsområde för vpn var att låta anställda koppla upp sig mot företagets nätverk var de än befann sig.Men numera kan vpn-lösningar användas till betydligt fler saker än så, till exempel kan tekniken användas för att göra det mer säkert att koppla upp sig mot publika wifi-tjänster.Det är långt ifrån säkert att ansluta till trådlösa nätverk som är öppna för allmänheten, detta då en person som är inne på samma nätverk relativt enkelt kan komma åt dina uppgifter från sajter som inte använder sig av säkerhetsprotokollet https.Dessutom kan du utsättas för annonser som kan användas för att spåra dina förehavanden.
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The new ZOJI brand focusing on the light rugged phones is always trying to promote and emphasize their motto “there is no thinnest, but thinner”.Their first product is about to be released by the end of March and the ZOJI Z6 certainly plans to fulfill the thin promises.With just 9.9mm thickness the Z6 is surely one of the thinnest rugged devices around making it pretty compact and portable.The design is also quite pleasing to the eyes with metallic frames and light curves so another point for the phone.And with the highest waterproof, dust-proof and shatter-proof IP68 certification rating you don’t have to be worried about some rougher handing either.Join GizChina on Telegram Rugged phones are usually not the most powerful horses in the stables and ZOJI Z6 just underlines that, with just 1 GB RAM, 8 GB of storage and MT6580 chipset.Cameras are also pretty basic with 8 Mpix and 5 Mpix resolution respectively.
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Once you stop reeling from Microsoft's monster two-month patch dump, VMware's new patches and news that Dungeons & Dragons is going digital, brace yourself again because SAP has popped out has 25 patches and two patches for patches for you to consider.The most severe, which SAP customers* can read about at Security Note 2424173, rank a 9.8 on the 10-point CVSS vulnerability assessing-scale.Here's why: SAP says the problem, which hits HANA's User Self Service feature “can allow an attacker to take control of the system.”It's not an easy in.First you'll need to have turned on the User Self Service component that's off by default.Then you'll need to run it on an untrusted network.
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Jonathan Ernst/Reuters An unusual lineup of financial advisers could make up to $60 million in fees from Intel's $15.3 billion deal for the Israeli autonomous-drivingOn the buy-side, Citigroup and the 179-year-old firm Rothschild advised Intel and could split between $10 million and $20 million in fees, according to the consultant
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Volvo efterlyser bättre svenskt samarbete kring it-säkerhet.En hackerattack kan orsaka fysiska skador med förödande konsekvenser.Det mest kända exemplet är datamasken Stuxnet som för sju år sedan förstörde iranska urananrikningscentrifuger.Damberg har haft cybersäkerhet och it-attacker på en framskjuten plats i medvetandet de senaste dagarna.Arbetsgruppen ”Uppkopplad industri och nya material”, som ingår i regeringens samverkansprogram för innovation, träffades den 8 mars för att diskutera ämnet.– När vi i dag säger att vi inte bara vill jobba med uppkopplade maskiner, utan också med uppkopplade fabriker, ja, då är det klart att om industriella styrsystem, känslig data och affärshemligheter skadas så kan det hota svenska jobb.
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Do you remember your first time?Leaving basketball practice at dusk, looking past the horizon and wondering what was next.And then, a day later, it was sunshine.In reality, the tradition of turning back the clocks at the end of autumn came from the Germans during World War I, when conserving lamp fuel was a priority.In the spring, everyone agrees to turn their clocks forward an hour, providing a little more time for natural light and ostensibly saving some energy in the process.But then there’s that one day in March, the day we move from standard time to daylight saving time.
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To some of the major new features in Android the Nougat include, inter alia, flerfönsterhantering, the ability to reply to a message directly from the notification area, improved the quick launch bar and a smooth alt-tab function to quickly jump back and forth between the two activities.We have listed our favoritnyheter in the Nougat here.
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Lawyer Valeria Calafiore Healy, representing San Francisco artificial intelligence firm Loop AI Labs in a trade-secrets lawsuit, claimed she’d become upset and slammed her iced coffee onto a table during a deposition, thus spilling the beverage onto opposing counsel Thomas Wallerstein.Others in the room saw it differently.“I witnessed Attorney Calafiore Healy stand up and then start to exit the conference room,” a court reporter said in an affidavit.“She then threw a large cup of iced coffee across the room.It landed on a chair beside Attorney Wallerstein.“I saw that the coffee was all over the chair, the rug, dripping down Mr. Wallerstein’s suitcase, across the width of the suitcase, on his phone, computer, and on the table.I saw that the side of his shirt and his pants were also wet.”Court records indicate that Wallerstein had told Healy to “be quiet” before she responded with an f-bomb and her coffee somehow took flight.Wallerstein called for assistance, court records show.“I need help,” he said.“She just threw her coffee at me.She’s going crazy.”That incident, for which Healy was ordered to pay $250 in damages, was one of a litany of offenses she committed against the court process, according to the judge who on March 9 threw out Loop AI’s theft-of-trade-secrets claim against its former president and a rival firm.“Plaintiff’s insubordination, through its counsel Valeria C. Healy, was and continues to be particularly egregious, posing a significant obstacle to the progress of this case,” Northern California U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam, Jr. wrote in his order.“The Court has given Plaintiff many chances to litigate in a professional and productive manner, and has been consistently confronted with counsel’s utter disregard for the Court’s authority and her persistent refusal to comply with the Court’s orders and the Federal Rules.”The ruling capped a convoluted and no doubt extremely costly two-year case involving nearly 1,000 separate court actions such as motions, orders and applications.Healy told SiliconBeat on March 10 that the judge’s order had “nothing to do with Loop AI impeding the progress of the case, because that didn’t happen.”As plaintiff, the company had no interest in obstructing progress, she said.
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