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Drifting phenom, energy drink enthusiast and well-documented nice guy Vaughn Gittin Jr. teamed up with the Goodwood Festival of Speed to build and auction off a special 700-horsepower Ford Mustang for charity.The proceeds from the car will go to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association, so the car has been built to pay tribute to that most legendary of British fighter planes, the Supermarine Spitfire.Even cooler, the Royal Air Force is celebrating its centennial this year, and the livery for the car was chosen to resemble the Eagle Squadrons, an RAF unit that featured American volunteer pilots.The car is based on the 2018 Ford Mustang GT and features a ton of go-fast goodies and styling touches from Vaughn's RTR brand, including a certified dope light-up grille surround and air intakes.The famous 5.0-liter dual overhead cam engine that came with the car has been paired up with a big nasty supercharger (just like a World War 2 fighter plane!)and should smoke tires like real Spitfires smoked Nazis.
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It’s quite another to attract qualified leads who will ultimately turn into paying customers.Far too many e-commerce entrepreneurs fall into the trap of trying to be all things to all people.This makes it hard to bring qualified leads to your site, because many of the people you end up targeting aren’t actually a good fit for your products.Instead, you need to narrow down your niche so that lead generation dollars are only spent on individuals likely to buy.Just consider this advice from Clearleft founder Andy Budd: “A good landing page needs to effectively answer the core sales objections the user will have.That could [include] how much the thing will cost, what features it has, what it will look like, how it’s different from the competition, etc.
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Their results reveal that tumors are much more complex than previously appreciated, distinguishing 52 different types of cells.This new information can be used to identify new research lines for treatment.While scientists have made enormous headway in the fight against cancer, scientific understanding of tumors at the level of their most fundamental unit - the cell - has been relatively limited.With the advent of new technologies such as single-cell sequencing, big data analytics and advanced bioinformatics pipelines, it is now possible to examine individual cells within their microenvironments at high resolution, for rich insights into their phenotypes.Tumors found to be unexpectedly more complexTumors are very complex ecosystems of cells that interact with their native environments.
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For 2018, it supposedly went back to the drawing board and would be focusing on a few but key premium models.The latter resulted in at least four V series variants in the past 7 or so months while the former gave birth to the LG G7 ThinQ.Billed as the first in the G series to bear its ThinQ brand, LG’s 2018 flagship puts AI front and center.We take a deep dive into the LG G7 ThinQ to see if it has enough power to lift LG out of its slump.They say first impressions last and if that were the case, you might easily give the G7 ThinQ a pass.Make no mistake, it is a gorgeous piece of tech, but so is the Huawei P20 Pro, the Samsung Galaxy S9, the iPhone X, so on and so forth.
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After months of waiting, Tesla Model 3 owners can now get the Summon parking feature, which has been available on the Model S and Model X for some time.The feature allows cars to be parked in tight spaces where the doors can’t be opened, and also creates plenty of opportunities for showing off.Tesla confirmed the news in a tweet responding to a video showing a Model 3 maneuvering itself into a tight garage.CEO Elon Musk replied to the Tesla tweet, noting that “no one is in the car or controlling remotely.Car is driving entirely by itself.”Summon is part of an over-the-air software update for the Model 3 Tesla announced late last month.
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Actress Kelly Marie Tran recently deleted her Instagram posts, with many speculating that it was because of online harassment due to her role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.And actor Ahmed Best, who played the controversial character Jar Jar Binks in 1999's Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, revealed on July 3 that the reaction to his role almost drove him to suicide.On July 4, James Gunn, director of the Guardians of the Galaxy series, tweeted a link to an article about Best, with the comment, "People need to chill out."Gunn later responded to the reaction his tweet received, writing, "People responding to this post saying, "Yeah, it wasn't the actor's fault!But spewing hate and bile at individuals just doing their best to tell a story, even if the story sucks, is lame.If your self-esteem depends on how good you think the current Star Wars is, or your childhood is ruined because you don't like something in a movie, GO TO THERAPY."
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Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus has launched its latest flagship device, the Zenfone 5z at an event in India.The device was announced during MWC 2018 held in Barcelona and was later launched in Taiwan and Europe.The Asus Zenfone 5z is an affordable flagship from the company and has been priced competitively to take on the likes of OnePlus 6, Honor 10 and the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 8.The main highlights of the Zenfone 5z are its notch display, Snapdragon 845 SoC, dual camera setup and its price.The device has been launched in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver color options.The notch on the device can be hidden while using apps, allowing you to use them in 18:9 aspect ratio.
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Volvo’s growing mobility brand is in the early stages of developing an on-demand car sharing service named M designed to give motorists a convenient, dependable alternative to owning a vehicle.The company wants to learn more about its user base in order to stand out from the competition by providing a better service tailored to each driver’s unique needs.Users will access M through a purpose-designed smartphone application.In essence, it will function like a large number of the car-sharing apps already available today.The difference is that learning technology currently under development at Volvo’s headquarters will ask users about their specific needs and memorize their preferences instead of simply informing them where and when they can pick up a car, Erik Jivmark, Volvo Car Mobility’s chief digital officer, told Digital Trends.It will suggest a smaller model like the XC40 (pictured) if it knows you’re going on your weekly trip into Manhattan, for example.
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Volvo's first pure electric vehicle becomes XC40 and according to the company's president and CEO, Håkan Samuelsson, will cost upwards of 50 000 u.s. dollars.It is a ten and three zeros more than what many expected when he previously talked about a price of 35 000 to 40 000 dollars.unlike Tesla and other manufacturers with elbilsmodeller'm not going to Volvo to take a loss on each sale.A healthy attitude if you ask me.previously, we know that the next XC90 also it will be completely electrified.
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Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk, just outside Los Angeles, was collared on Friday by the FBI for allegedly sending three threatening emails to Pai's email account in December 2017, just days after the federal regulator voted to scrap the nation's rules protecting the free flow of internet content.The emails were sent from an anonymous Gmail account – StubbleManliness@gmail.com – and threatened not just Pai but also his children.One claimed that the FCC boss was responsible for the death of two kids who had allegedly committed suicide over the net neutrality vote.A second email sent the next day provided the addresses of three pre-schools near to where Pai lives in Arlington, Virginia, and included the disturbing message: "I will find your children and I will kill them."And the third, sent a few hours after the second, comprised an altered photo of Pai in what appears to be an interview style setting with a framed out-of-focus photo of Pai, his wife, and their children.The FBI quickly tracked the emails back to Markara Man after Google and Facebook handed over relevant account details, including an IP address that pointed to his home in Norwalk, and the fact that he used his main markaraman@gmail.com email address as the backup email for the stubblemanliness account.
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A controversial facial recognition system let police quickly discover the name of a suspect captured after he shot journalists at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, last week, officials said."We would have been much longer in identifying and being able to push forward in the investigation without that system," Tim Altomare, Anne Arundel county police chief, said at a press conference June 29.Initial attempts to use fingerprints didn't work, as there was a "lag" on the computer system, Altomare said.So police ran an image of the man through the Maryland Image Repository System (MIRS), which compares photos to millions of driver's license pictures and mug shots.Despite facial recognition's role in identifying the shooter, critics have questioned the use of the technology.In 2016, the American Civil Liberties Union criticized Maryland police for using the system to monitor protesters.
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Citymapper has added dockless cycles and scooters across London and other cities into its app, in a move to update your daily commute with what it calls 'floating transport'.From today, users will be able to see transport options from dockless bikes, scooters and mopeds inside the Citymapper app, with journey times including how far the bike is from where you're standing and what it'll cost you to rent one.The new transport options will also be multimodal, showing you if it's quicker for you to hop onto the nearest Ofo bike on your way to the Tube rather than walking or taking the bus.For London, this means partnerships with the floating brands currently available to commuters, including Ofo, Mobike and Santander.Across the world, Citymapper is partnering with 17 brands in total as part of the initiative.The modes of transports that fit under the app's so-called floating umbrella are any that have changing physical locations, like cycles, moped scooters and kick scooters.
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Cloud computing company JD Cloud signed strategic cooperation agreement with digital currency trading platform Huobi on June 28.The cooperation will focus on blockchain-based technology, applications in finance and Iot, and data services, according to report by local media(in Chinese).Vice president of JD.com He Gang said the company decided to corporate wit Huobi after a heated debate and it has no plans to work with other cryptocurrency trading platforms so far.JD isn’t the only tech giants that eye blockchain technology.Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial affiliate, launched a blockchain-based remittances service between Hong Kong and Philippines that will hugely reduce the remittance costs.JD Cloud was set up in late 2014 and is the cloud computing arms of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com.
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Chinese gadget giant Xiaomi has launched its initial public offering in the Hong Kong stock exchange that could raise over $6 billion.2,179,585,000 shares will be on offer at a price range of HK$17 to HK$22 per share.If they all sell at the upper end of that range that will value the company at around $70 billion and raise around $6 billion.A proposed listing in China has been shelved for now.“We are an innovation-driven internet company committed to the principle of ‘amazing products at honest pricing’.“Leveraging our unique ‘triathlon’ business model, we maintain excellent design and outstanding quality in our products, while pricing our products as close as possible to cost by selling them to users through highly efficient online and offline new retail channels.
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A number of OEMs are reportedly toying with the idea of a triple camera flagship after the Huawei P20 Pro slam dunked its way to the top of DxOMark this year.Apple is alleged to be working on a 6.5-inch iPhone that will feature a triple camera.While Samsung is also expected to release the Galaxy Note 9 shortly, it is the Galaxy S10 that is the special one for the company.Samsung’s flagship Galaxy series turns ten next year and Sammy will try to make the occasion big.A new report has emerged from Korea stating that Sammy has three Galaxy S10 models in the works.The models that are code-named “Beyond” will have some very noticeable differences between them.
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Dev kit leak seemingly backed by techies' job descriptionsQualcomm is seemingly working on another high-end 64-bit Arm-compatible system-on-chip for Windows 10 PCs – the Snapdragon 1000.Here's the US chip designer's line up so far for personal computers: the Snapdragon 835, which made its way into a few moderately overpriced and slightly lackluster touchscreen laptops; the 845 announced in December for top-end phones as well as notebooks; and the 850, a mildly faster version of the 845, announced earlier this month.Qualcomm, best known for designing smartphone processors and cellular modems, is still rather keen to break into the always-connected netbook market – mid-range laptops that can reach the internet whenever you want, within reason, via builtin 4G or Wi-Fi.While Arm builds of applications are emerging on the Windows Store, your typical x86 Windows app has to be run under emulation, the speed of which is admirable but not perfect.Windows 10 on Arm has only just embraced 64-bit programs, despite the underlying system-on-chip being 64-bit Armv8-A compatible.
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I think this is a shame, because I also think that, largely thanks to Apple, we went way the hell too far to make our laptops sexy and abandoned the idea of making them robust.It’s also good for the figure (you lose around 30 pounds on average on the trip).These ships depend on two military-grade rugged Dell computers to make the voyage: one for social media, and one that manages the ship.On the positive side (for buyers not vendors), this results in really low churn in market.They still sport serial and parallel ports, and the ports tend to create problems for the integrity of the device.Another issue – and this was pointed out by the ship captain I spoke with – is that when these things fail, it’s largely because someone left the waterproof door covering the port open and moisture got in causing the laptop to fail.
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As Season 4 approaches its conclusion in "Fortnite: Battle Royale," fans have started to speculate whether a large in-game event, similar to last season's meteor shower, will mark the end of an era.Clues pointing toward another massive event have already started to pop up around the island and within the actual "Fortnite" game code, which hardcore fans like to dig through every time the developers roll out a new update.So far, all signs are pointing at a huge missile, embedded into the side of the mountain just northeast of Snobby Shores, which many fans theorize could completely change a large section of the map.Here's what we know about the mysterious missile warnings in "Fortnite":The missile first appeared in the side of a mountain at the start of Season 4.It's the centerpiece of a lair owned by a mysterious supervillain.
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Alongside the debut of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 handsets, Apple talked about a wireless charging mat it would debut to complement those new devices.The device was slated to be released in June 2018, but it will now likely be released either before or in September of this year.Apple has had to address issues regarding overheating and the "complexity of the circuitry" within the mat.The device will be designed to wirelessly charge up to three devices at once; compatible products include the iPhone X, iPhone 8 models, Apple Watch Series 3 devices, and AirPod earbuds once their rumored wireless charging case comes out.According to the report, Apple must design the device with multiple charging sensors, all differently sized, placed in various locations in the mat.The idea is to allow users to place all of their devices anywhere on the mat and have them charge wirelessly at the same time.
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Germany’s Leica, a company that enjoys global renown for its high-quality cameras, is not shy about licensing its name out to lesser products.As of today, you can buy Leica headphones, Leica bags, smartphones with dubious Leica co-engineering claims, and Panasonic cameras rebadged as Leicas.But now Leica is getting into the watchmaking business, and it’s doing so by actually designing and engineering its own timepieces.Announced this month, and covered in depth by Hodinkee, the Leica L1 and L2 watches have a stark and minimalist look, with black dials, contrasting white hands and indices, and subtle red rubies embedded in the crown.It wouldn’t be a Leica without a red dot somewhere, of course.Both watches have a manual-winding mechanical movement, which is being made by Lehmann Präzision GmbH, a fellow German company that collaborated closely with Leica on the project.
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