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Starting today, searches for key phrases like “jobs near me” or “banking jobs” on Google will return results inside a new feature that shows jobs across the UK from popular sites.Users will be able to see information like reviews and ratings of an employer, average salary and what their commute would look like using Google Maps.Even if you’re not looking at the moment, you'll be able to save jobs that you like the sound of, or turn on notifications to hear about new jobs popping up based on your preferences.“Today, more and more people are turning to Google to find information about their next role,” said Google Search product manager Joy Xi.“We have a long history of using our technology to connect people with information, so we’re excited to bring a new job search experience to Google to connect people in the U.K. to job opportunities.”Read more: Crystal ball time: HSBC predicts the six new banking jobs of the future
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Nathan Fillion tweeted a 15-minute Uncharted fan film Monday in which he plays Nathan Drake, the protagonist of the PlayStation video game series.This film, which is explicitly billed as a fan production, sort of fulfills years of fans clamoring for the actor to take on the role in some kind of movie.(For the record, Sony is developing an Uncharted movie, but Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland will be taking on the role instead).Fillion himself announced the film with his own excitement about the project becoming real."Thank you, @Allan_Ungar, for letting us all scratch this itch.Thank you fans, you know who you are.
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Chinese officials shut down an online gambling ring that had accumulated $1.5 billion in World Cup bets.Participants made bets in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, litecoin, and ethereum.Chinese officials say that the gambling ring was actually a pyramid scheme.On Thursday, Chinese officials shut down an online gambling ring that had accumulated $1.5 billion in bets made on World Cup matches using cryptocurrencies like ethereum, bitcoin, and litecoin.In a statement first reported by the South China Morning Post, police from China's southern Guangdong province said that they had detained six people who they suspect to be behind the gambling ring.The gambling ring's website, which could only be accessed by using untraceable search engines, had attracted some 300,000 participants in just eight short months, the Post reports.
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A survey asking young people what kind of car they might buy were they to ever have any money has thrown up a massive divide in age-related opinion, with the under-35s much more likely to consider going non-petrol and full-EV than their parents and grandparents.The poll was conducted for the AA by Populus, and asked 10,000 people some fairly boring questions about cars.The key stat as far as EV enthusiasts are concerned is that electric cars are vastly more acceptable to young people, with 50 per cent of drivers aged 34 and under saying they would like to own an electric car.This plummeted to just 25 per cent of drivers aged over 65, as worries about range, charging cables and the like make petrol and diesel the favourite choices for pensioners to potter between Asda and Homebase in while listening to an extremely well-targeted CD of classic rock bought from a garage.The AA found that a lot of people still worry about range anxiety with EVs, though, with 76 per cent of the car enthusiasts it asked saying that they don't think current electric vehicles go far enough on a charge for proper hassle-free ownership, and 67 per cent also believing current models take too long to charge.A lack of choice in electric models is also a downer, or a perceived downer at least.
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The CEO of X announced today that Loon and Wing have graduated to fully-fledged companies.Loon uses balloons to bring internet access to unserved areas, while Wing focuses on object delivery via drone.Both companies are now Alphabet subsidiaries, like Nest, Waymo, Fiber, and Google itself.Two of those moonshot enterprises – Loon and Wing – just graduated from X to become fully-fledged companies, standing with Google, Waymo, Google Fiber, Nest, and others.If You Have Incontinence,This Could Be Your Best Purchase YetThe news comes directly from X’s CEO Astro Teller (or, as he prefers, “Captain of Moonshots”), who wrote about the graduations on his Medium blog.
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Tesla has reached a preliminary deal with the Chinese government to build its next gigafactory in Shanghai, with a plant that can make 500,000 cars a year.The Shanghai government confirmed the deal in a statement this morning, after reports surfaced earlier today surrounding Tesla chief executive Elon Musk's visit to the city.Bloomberg added that he is set to follow up with visits to Beijing tomorrow and on Thursday.The company currently ships more than 15,000 cars a year to China, and yesterday bumped up the price tags of its Model S and Model X cars by up to $37,600 (£28,226) due to a fresh 40 per cent tariff on the importation of US-made cars.Read more: Tesla hikes its car prices in China in the face of rising tariffsTesla's share price was up 2.24 per cent as markets opened in New York.
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One criteria that Google requires phone and tablet manufacturers to comply with if they want access to the internet giant’s Play Store on their Android devices is that Google Chrome and Google Search need to be preinstalled on the device.And European antitrust regulators are none too happy with that.According to Margrethe Vestager, European Union’s competition chief, this requirement ensures Google’s dominance in maintaining its own ecosystem, giving the company undue advantage over any competing search tool and browser.Vestager is expected to deliver a decision next week on whether Google will be fined billions of dollars for forcing its apps on makers of Android-toting devices, which could result in significant changes to the mobile operating system.Cut Google down to sizeThe crux of Vestager’s argument is the fact that device manufacturers are faced with “an anti-competitive choice” – either Chrome and Google Search need be default tools on the device or they will not be able to use the Google Play Store, something Android users need to download apps and games.
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Policing of the market will be an issues as it grows with its successCrown Commercial Services (CCS) have opened shop on G-Cloud 10, shrugging off fears that it would be delayed till 2019.G-Cloud is a government initiative that aims to make it easier for local authorities and government bodies to procure cloud-based services.It acts as a government-sanctioned marketplace for cloud-based businesses.Suppliers send in applications to be part of the market, which are then approved by the Crown Commercial Service.G-Cloud 10 has 3,505 suppliers, with SME’s making 90 percent of that figure.
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Quick Look is one of the handiest features in macOS: click on any file and press the space bar, and voilà!An instant preview of its contents pops up.The best that Windows can do is display thumbnails – but with a new app, you can replicate Quick Look on your PC for free.Simply download and install QuickLook from the Microsoft Store, and you’re good to go.The next time you open up File Explorer, click on a file and hit Space to preview it.The app works with images, PDFs, videos, PSDs, and MP3s to quickly show you their contents; it can also show you what’s inside ZIP files.
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This NBA off-season is so wild and it gets even more wild, with DeMarcus Cousins signing a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, reigning NBA champions and current Unstoppable Force of Nature.As always, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN was first to the news and it was all downhill on Twitter from there.Cousins was seen as one of the other marquee players in this free agency period and, besides Kawhi Leonard, was one of the most valuable pieces.He takes a significant pay cut to sign with the Championship Team but that probably won't bother him, considering he's likely headed to an NBA Finals.Twitter's reaction wasn't as varied as the LeBron signing Sunday, with many feeling the creation of this Warriors super-super-team kills off a lot of competition.Life does, indeed, come at you fast.
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Apple may not quite be ready to ditch wired iPhone charging for wireless, but a leaked charger said to be the new in-box accessory does suggest it’s finally switching to USB-C.The 2018 iPhone range – expected to consist of three handsets, all of which will have the same “notched” screen design as the current iPhone X – is likely to launch in September this year.The changes for 2018 won’t be limited to the smartphones themselves, however.Apple is finally said to be giving its in-box charger an upgrade, both on port and power.Most useful is the increase of power: right now, Apple includes a 5W charger with each new iPhone, which doesn’t actually support the smartphones’ fastest charging rates.According to a leaked image on Chinese site Chongiantou, via Mac Observer, however, that could be making way for an 18W charger instead.
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Real world business skills are very important, but how can we teach them to students in an engaging and fun manner?Enter Cashtivity, a Sydney Founder Institute Graduate, a simple online tool for students to experience and learn business.Cashtivity provides an easy-to-use digital format of the business-design framework.Teachers need not have any expertise in business because Cashtivity is project based and natural.Cashtivity simplifies and supports students through the design process from ideas through to business launch.In providing the tools and framework, students can focus on the creative and practical components involved in building their own business.
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In 2011, CNET reported the inside story of how Microsoft killed its Courier slate -- an innovative dual-screen tablet design that imagined the future of the PC.Now, after months of rumors and patent applications, The Verge claims it's seen an internal Microsoft document that confirms a new pocketable, dual-screen Microsoft Surface tablet is not only on the way, but will look identical to the the 3D renders you can see above and below from designer David Breyer.According to The Verge, this is how Microsoft describes the project internally: "It's a new pocketable Surface device form factor that brings together innovative new hardware and software experiences to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience."Thurrott.com's Brad Sams previously reported the "Andromeda" device was scheduled to be released in 2018 -- this year.We can't independently confirm the report, and Microsoft didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.But we do know Microsoft has been attempting to patent fancy hinges that could be used for a device like this, and that its patent illustrations resemble the renders you see above -- and that PC manufacturers are starting to push dual-screen devices as the future once more.
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A team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national labs, is leveraging powerful supercomputers to portray the impact of high-frequency ground motion on thousands of representative different-sized buildings spread out across the California region.Their work - part of DOE's Exascale Computing Project - is important to showing how different seismic wave frequencies of ground motion affect structures of various sizes.The researchers are presenting three scientific papers describing their recent simulations at this week's U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (NCEE), a meeting held every four years by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute."Historically, seismic experts have used empirical evidence from previous earthquakes to assess earthquake hazard and risk at regional scale," said McCallen."While important, data about ground motion characteristics and resulting structural damage extrapolated from an earthquake that occurred halfway across the world are only so helpful to improving our understanding of how well our California infrastructure could endure seismic stress."At the NCEE conference taking place in Los Angeles this week, the team will describe recent simulation advancements indicating that event magnitude and ground displacement are positively correlated; that two buildings with the same number of stories 2.4 miles apart and equidistant to the fault line could suffer damages to a far different degree; and that three-story buildings are less sensitive than 40-story buildings to the significant increase in long-period ground motion (exceeding 1 second) that would accompany a large-magnitude earthquake.
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Det offentligägda bolaget Inera har som förslag att automatisera kontakten till 1177 så att gemene man slipper sitta i telefonkö eller uppsöka akuten i onödan.Tanken är att man via sin mobil eller dator ska knappa in vilka symptom i ett självbedömningsverktyg som sedan bedömer om man behöver kontakta en läkare via chatt, video- eller telefonsamtal eller om det räcker med egenvård.”Inledningsvis tror jag att det kommer att vara ganska enkla symptom som man kommer att få hjälp med via en robot.Om det handlar om symptom som kan tyda på en allvarlig sjukdom kommer man att hänvisas direkt till en sjuksköterska eller läkare.” säger Sofie Zetterström, vice vd för Inera.Tekniken som sjukhusrådgivningen använder bygger på automatisering och artificiell intelligens.Det finns idag redan i England, men utvecklingen i Sverige kommer, på grund av patientsäkerhet och vårdgivaransvar, att ta lite tid på sig innan det sätts i bruk.
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Netflix has released information on all their news for the month of July.are you among the crowd of people who usually evighetsskrolla through the Netflix selection for what is new and fresh?Then you can delight in Netflix collect this and compile it for yourself on Youtube.You can also follow Netflix on Facebook and where to get the updates each week for what is new.Some of the best buys for July will be:Orange Is the New Black Season 6
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Sure, the Playstation 4 is doing great and Sony’s mirrorless cameras are some of the best\f on the market, but many of Sony’s other gadgets like Blu-ray players, TVs, and especially phones have been on the decline.And when Sony’s new CEO Kenichiro Yoshida talked to investors in late May, he said the future of Sony rests upon three main categories: services, semiconductors, and robotics/AI.That message implies Sony could soon be on its way out of consumer tech, which would be a real tragedy from a gadget standpoint, but also a loss because after years of lacklustre phones and an overly aggressive release cycle, Sony Mobile is finally turning things around, and the new Xperia XZ2 is proof.Ridiculously strong vibration motor, solid specs and performance, slick curvy back.Without completely abandoning the boxy, minimalist styling of previous Xperia phones, by shaving down its bezels and going with a new 5.7-inch 18:9 LCD display, the XZ2 looks relatively modern while avoiding features like a notch at the top.Sony has even switched up the placement of the phone’s fingerprint sensor, which now rests on the phone’s back instead of its side like on previous Xperias.
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It's been a long time coming, but Nvidia's terrific 4K streaming device, the Nvidia Shield TV, is currently gearing up to launch in Australia.The device, which allows users to stream PC games at 4K resolution to your living room television (up to 60FPS), is considered one of the most powerful streaming video players on the planet, running on Nvidia's own Tegra X1 processor (same one found in the Nintendo Switch) with a 256-core GPU and 3GB of RAM.Along with its streaming prowess, it also packs Google Assistant integration, HDR support, Dolby Atmos and DTS-X pass-through, and runs on the Android TV platform, meaning you can download apps and games from the Google Play Store directly to the unit's 16GB onboard storage.Of course, that also means it can be used as a PLEX box, and boasting full support for a wide number of video formats and containers – including MKV, MOV, AVI, DivX and more – makes it an ideal option for Kodi streaming.Naturally, the Nvidia Shield TV also offers access to a wide range of streaming services, including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, though we don't yet know which Australian on-demand and catch services will be supported at launch.While the Nvidia Shield has been officially announced for release in Australia, there are a number of details we're yet to learn, such as when exactly it will go on sale and how much it will cost when it does.
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A man in the US state of Arizona who once styled himself as a hacktivist “Bitcoin Baron” has been sentenced to prison for a distributed denial-of-service attack against the city of Madison's computer networks in the state of Wiscomsin.According to the US Department of Justice, the attack “crippled” the city’s emergency communication system, causing “delays and outages in the ability of emergency responders to connect to the 911 centre.”Randall Charles Tucker was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Tuesday following a guilty plea to one count of intentional damage to a protected computer.Tucker admitted to launching several DDoS attacks in 2015 against city websites, including Madison.The Justice Department says Tucker boasted about the attacks on social media, where he called himself “Bitcoin Baron.”The Madison incident isn’t the only DDoS attack attributed to Tucker.
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Instead, the announcement drew fresh criticism about how the proposed funding increase, equivalent to 3.4 per cent a year, was still far short of the four per cent rise experts say the service needs.Putting aside how Theresa May will afford this present to the NHS ahead of its seventieth birthday on 5 July, questions are rightly being asked about the best use of the money.Her budget announcement came hot on the heels of a speech she made late last month, calling on the health service to work with the tech sector to make use of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to transform healthcare by, among other things, quickly and accurately predicting chronic diseases.Certainly one group keen for technology to make more of an impact is the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA), which launched a campaign this week to “automate the state”, urging for the pace of automation in healthcare – and public services more broadly – to be increased in light of the budget announcement.Among the TPA’s proposals is a call to automate the role of the GP receptionist by moving to a secure online platform for booking appointments, in order to save time and effort for both the patient and surgery.Another is to integrate automated processes and sensor technology to monitor a hospital patient’s vital signs, allowing nursing staff to focus on more pressing matters.
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