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Lenovo's subsidiary Motorola Mobility has unveiled the Moto Z2 Force Edition, a new flaggskeppsmobil with a high resolution amoled screen of 5.5 inch.In general, we have a Snapdragon 835-processor and dual cameras of 12 megapixels each.The one the camera is monochrome, something that will give the opportunity to photograph with depth.With the help of the accessory 360 Camera Moto Mod allows you to create interactive 360-movies in 4K resolution and 3D audio.If you want, you can also turn your mobile into a video game console, stereo, or video projector with the help of the other Moto Mods-accessories.Moto Z2 Force Edition and 360 Camera Moto the Courage to go on sale at the end of the summer.
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Dive into the comments below any YouTube video and it's not always the most pleasant of reading experiences, but the site is introducing new measures to try and cut down on the number of unwanted spam comments that get left below the line.YouTube is targeting comments that include links, which are typically just unrelated plugs for sites that you're best off avoiding - these linked sites are often just spam pages or sites that will try and install adware or more on your computer as soon as you load them up.A new setting for video creators enables all comments containing hashtags and URLs to be held for review before they're published, so uploaders can approve or block them as required.If they never get reviewed, then the comments never appear on the site.When you think about the millions of views racked up by some of the most popular YouTube videos, with kids often making up a large proportion of those view counts, it's an issue that needs tackling - though it's by no means a new problem on YouTube.The new setting can be found by following the Community then the Community settings links inside the Creator Studio portal.
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Cordless phones the number of users continues to grow, especially in Asia and Latin America, says Forrester.for mobile phone users is expected to exceed 5.5 billion by 2022, the research firm Forrester estimates.It means that about 66% of the world's population use at the time of wireless phone.In 2008, mobile phone users reached a total of 2.8 billion.the use of mobile phones is growing rapidly especially in Asia and Latin America.Smartphone users surpassed the Nokia 3310 -the phone such as, internet connection enabling phone use in 2014.
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Ever since Dieselgate hit the news cycle, there has been a growing concern over emissions of all diesel vehicles, not just Volkswagen's.To help assuage fears, German automakers are recalling millions of cars to reduce emissions.In order to stave off such measures as banning diesel vehicles in cities, automakers will voluntarily recall vehicles to update their emissions software, Reuters reports, citing industry and government sources.The whole shebang should cost about $2.3 billion, with automakers paying about $116 per vehicle recalled.Daimler will end up recalling more than 3 million Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Europe, an expansion of a recall that originally covered just 250,000 compacts and vans.The fix will be entirely software-based, and it will affect vehicles that adhere to both Euro-5 and Euro-6 diesel standards.
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In addition, new companies have to pay thousands a month in team salaries, office-leasing fees, raw materials and other ongoing operational costs -- all while struggling to secure enough revenue to stay afloat.Caught in this dire financial balancing act, most entrepreneurs end up abandoning investments they come to view as superfluous, such as marketing and advertising.Consider the fact that people are four times more likely to buy a product when it’s referred to them by a friend.What's more, establishing a referral program doesn't cost much, and depending on how you structure it, might be entirely free.You could offer your current customers a discount on their subscriptions in exchange for referring a new customer, or offer a cash reward, if you’re really invested in this strategy.Press releases and news features
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Likelihood of patching for every affected system is zeroSecurity researchers investigating internet-connected video cameras have uncovered a bug that could conceivably leave millions of devices open to easy pwnage.The team from embedded security specialists Senrio was looking into the code running an M3004-V network camera from Axis Communication.They found a serious hole in the firmware's web interface that would allow an attacker to either shut down the camera or hijack the feed and spy on people.The vulnerability, dubbed Devil's Ivy aka CVE-2017-9765, can be exploited by overflowing a stack buffer by sending the camera's HTTP port 80 service a specially crafted POST command.From there, it's possible to gain control of the embedded system using some injected shellcode.
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Amazon's new Echo Show pairs a screen with Alexa, its chatty voice assistant.It's still early days, but developers are gradually adopting Alexa's new form and creating skills with some added visual trickery."Alexa, throw us the popcorn..."Alexa can already find you movie trailers with ease without enabling any extra skills, but if you actually want to go see the movie in question, you'll need a little bonus help grabbing a ticket.No worries: just enable the Fandango skill.If you're planning a movie date, then you might also want to add dinner to the equation – and Alexa can help with that, as well.
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Luxembourg-headquartered venture capital firm Mangrove announced on Wednesday that it has raised a $170 million (£130 million) fund to invest in European and Israeli startups.Mangrove has raised four other funds of the same size and now has over $1 billion (£770 million) under management.The investor's biggest win to date was website building platform Wix.com, which is based out of Israel.Mangrove put $8 million (£6 million) into the company in its early stages and made $550 million (£422 million) when it went public in November 2015.Mangrove is also famous for being the first investor in Skype, where it turned a $2 million (£1.5 million) investment into $200 million (£150 million).Mark Tluszcz, cofounder and CEO at Mangrove Capital Partners, who also serves as chairman of Wix.com, said in a statement: "We like to take big bets very early and support our best portfolio companies through multiple rounds of financing to build material stakes.
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Microsoft has pushed out a new set of preview apps for Office mobile, and these fresh offerings come with a big change – the interface has been graced with Microsoft’s new Fluent Design System (which will also be arriving in Windows 10 with the major update schedule for this autumn).Fluent Design (previously known as Project Neon) aims to capture a more ‘modern’ look for the interface across Windows and Office, introducing elements like transparency and blur effects (think Windows 7’s Aero Glass).Indeed, the Word, PowerPoint and Excel mobile apps now benefit from the Acrylic blur effect in some parts of the interface, and the reveal highlight effect has also been introduced.This is just a first taste of the redesigned interface, and it’s only available with the preview versions of these apps, those used by early testers (or Office Insiders as they’re otherwise known).Obviously enough, we can expect more features to crop up in Office as time goes on, and indeed in Windows test builds on the run up to the big Fall Creators Update (or Autumn Creators Update as it will apparently be known in the UK).A couple of weeks back, Microsoft unleashed its Workplace Analytics feature for Office 365 enterprise customers, an add-on which aims to boost employee productivity – but possibly also gives rise to concerns about how closely the working habits of staff members can be monitored.
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If you're ever in need of a buddy with whom to go mountain biking, MTBNB is here to help.After all, adventures are better shared, right?Here to find you that kind of companionship, even if you’re new in town, is a service called MTBNB.Heralded as the Airbnb for mountain bikers, this platform wants to help you connect with locals who will not only accompany you on your adventure, but show you where the most fun is to be had.As first reported by The Gear Caster, MTBNB wants to help cultivate a community of outdoorsmen and women, connecting you to friendly faces who would be available to ride with you, find accommodations for your bike, or even find accommodations for you.The web-based app seeks to match people by skill level and riding types, and therefore asks users where they’d like to ride and their preferred style (are you a downhill racer, a cross country rider, or something else entirely?
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Want more traffic and sales?How about a higher response rate to your emails?No matter what you need, there's a template for that.Mailshake put together 16 battle-tested templates for each of 16 different outreach situations.Whether you're building links, getting podcast interviews, or closing sales, there's something for you.
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I was having a conversation the other day about the absolute godsend Pinterest is for advertisers and brands.One of the things that have always been impressive is how every user's boards are big shopping carts that hold their pins so they can always go back and check them out or read more information about them.The products stay put and there’s no need to set up an abandoned cart mail automation because every time someone pins from their boards, it sends them a reminder.When used together, your advertising possibilities broaden and become a little easier when Lens helps out with keywords and category selection.When starting your visual keyword search, use images of the exact product you’re building the ad set for or find similar imagery that depicts the same style and product.I started off with just my shoe on a desk to see what keywords and search terms came back in the visual search results.
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Kotitalouksien rahoitusvarat olivat 293 miljardia ja muut varat 436 miljardia euroa vuoden 2016 lopussa, kertoo Tilastokeskus.Vuoden aikana rahoitusvarat lisääntyivät 13 miljardilla eurolla.Muut varat eli reaalivarat kasvoivat taas 9 miljardia euroa.Nousua kertyi 8 miljardia euroa nousten 155 miljardiin euroon, Tilastokeskuksesta kerrotaan.Rahoitusvaroista ja veloista sekä muista varoista yhteenlaskettava kotitalouksien nettovarallisuus kasvoi näin 575 miljardiin euroon.Kasvua edellisvuodesta syntyi 15 miljardia euroa.
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Fake news is a big and thorny subjects these days and there is no indication that it’s going away any time soon.In fact, it might get worse before it gets better.Countless people are already easily duped by legit-looking text and professionally photoshopped images.While the machine learning algorithms developed by University of Washington researchers have more lofty goals in mind, this “lip-syncing tech” could also be used to prank and mislead people in the future.But using this new machine learning technique, University of Washington researchers have been able to produce such a mix that eerily looks like the real deal.Audio to video conversion, as it is called, has been around for quite a while now, but almost all techniques involved multiple people being filmed to speak the same sentences repeatedly while cameras and computers capture the changes in the shape of the mouth and associate those with certain sounds.
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Two British technology start-ups have raised $141m between them in the latest evidence that the appetite for fast-growing companies in the UK remains robust.Darktrace, a cyber security firm backed by Mike Lynch, the Autonomy founder, has received $75m (£58m) in a funding round that values the company at $825m.Meanwhile, fintech group Revolut has raised $66m in a move that is believed to make the money transfer app worth close to $400m.The two announcements have been made as France seeks to challenge the UK’s position as Europe’s technology hub with an influx of capital and calls from Emmanuel Macron to turn the country into a “start-up nation”.Tech start-up investment in Britain has been more robust than many predicted after last year’s Brexit vote but cities like Paris, Berlin and Stockholm have sought to exploit uncertainty.Darktrace, created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, claims to use artificial intelligence software that mimics the characteristics of the human immune system to detect and counter cyber threats.
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Plants are a lot less passive than their reputation makes them out to be.Now, a new paper suggests that predators aren't the only danger called in by those alarm signals.It turns out that cannibalism is widespread among the insects that otherwise spend their time munching on plants.“It often starts with one caterpillar biting another one in the rear, which then oozes," said University of Wisconsin–Madison's John Orrock in a press release describing his work."And it goes downhill from there.At the end of the day, somebody gets eaten.”
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Bungie tempted fate when it made Destiny, which not only became one of the best known “MMO” shooter today, it also showed Bungie could outgrow its Halo roots.With Destiny 2, the game developer is again testing its luck once more, this time bringing the game to the so-called PC “Master Race”.But before that happens, the sequel will first grace consoles like the PlayStation 4.If you’re a hardcore destiny fan wanting to show your support, or get an edge over other players, you might also want to test your own fate by putting in a pre-order for this Destiny 2 themed Limited Edition PS4 Pro even before the beta is out.Destiny 2 actually goes into beta next week.18th July, to be precise.
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Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesI don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself).If you are a startup and want to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and I’ll wear it in an episode.I’m not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but it will be there.No offensive stuff, it’s totally at my discretion if I wear it.
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US President Donald Trump touted the idea of partnering with Russia to create an "impenetrable" cybersecurity unit to address issues such as election and Twitter furiously slammed him for it.Early on Sunday (9 July), Trump took to Twitter to announce that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin had discussed creating the unit "so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded and safe".I've already given my opinion", Trump wrote in a series of tweets following the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany."Now it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia!"Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded and safe.Questions were asked about why the CIA & FBI had to ask the DNC 13 times for their SERVER, and were rejected, still don't have it.
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Roughly 400,000 Galaxy Note FE units were made available in South Korea, and, according to local retailers, customers flocked to buy the refurbished device.The Note FE is believed to have increased daily device activations by 60 percent since it launched last week.The Black Onyx and Blue Coral versions of the refurbished Note 7 are particularly popular, having sold out in some stores.At ~$610, the phone is roughly 20 percent cheaper than the Note 7’s launch price.That said, it’s definitely more expensive than other year-old phones, as my colleague Rob pointed out here.Samsung is marketing the FE as a “limited edition,” a chance for Note fans to own a piece of mobile industry history.
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