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Xiaomi has taken to Weibo to tease the Lake Blue variant of the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro.Sibling to the Redmi 6 and 6A the 6 Pro is all set to be unveiled alongside the Mi Pad 4 on the 25th of this month, a mere three days from now.The phone will be available in a variety of colors, Rose Gold, Sand Gold, Lake Blue, Black and Flame Red.The phone sports all the gimmicks you would find on a phone made in 2018.There’s a full screen display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, dual cameras on the back and will probably feature face unlock.The fingerprint scanner sits on the back.
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It seems like we’re hearing of a new data breach each month, giving companies transitioning to the cloud plenty reason to feel vulnerable.Using two-factor authentication and, where unique, cycled temporary passwords are sent to a device tend to be much safer for remote usage and security protocol.We recommend all of our clients who are storing sensitive information in the cloud to get a cybersecurity insurance policy to help protect them if there is a malicious attack on their company’s data.As a web-based healthcare company with access to PHI protected by federal law, security is paramount to customer confidence in our solutions.– Amanda Elms, Metis Genetics, LLCCloud storage services that offer local data encryption provides two levels of security.
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Instagram has become Mecca for bloggers and influencers and it's showing its value for advertisers too.With Instagram being flooded with bloggers and influencers across all genres, sometimes a post or page may need a little added push to reach new customers.Follow this step by step guide to get started with advertising on Instagram, and you should have your ad up on Instagram in no timeSTEP 1: Create a business Page and profileYou must have a Facebook Page to run ads and create a free business profile on Instagram.If you don't have one yet, create a Page.
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Q1 2019 beat guidance, but FY 19 forecasts were cut and investors bit backRed Hat has posted a fine set of results for the first quarter of its 2019 financial year, but offered reduced guidance for the rest of the year and been punished by investors as a result.Q1 saw US$814 million in revenue roll in, up 20 per cent on the same quarter last year and $7m ahead of guidance.30 per cent growth in emerging technologies came in part from 100 new customers signing up for the company’s OpenShift container platform.The company’s services business grew nicely and president and CEO Jim Whitehurst proudly pointed out that Red Hat now has over 1,000 subscribers, up 70 per cent year on year.87 per cent of all revenue was subscription, just the sort of thing Wall Street likes in these SaaS-y and cloudy times.
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From Windows S to the new, somewhat disappointing first generation of always-on Windows 10 on ARM PCs, it is clear that Microsoft is worried.Its once unchallenged kingdom in the education and enterprise markets have been chipped away first by Apple and now by Google and its Chromebooks.The Windows maker is fighting back by trying to combine Windows 10 with hardware that makes mobile devices so useful: always-on connectivity and battery life.But even before Redmond can regain its foothold, it seems that Google will be fighting back with a Chromebook codenamed “Cheza”, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.Chromebooks have traditionally run on two kinds of processors, low-power ARM chips from the likes of Rockchip or MediaTek, and Intel Atom or Celeron processors.It’s not surprising, then, that Google will also do the same on the ARM side.
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Osaka - Life is driven by molecular machines.The invention of synthetic molecular machines, which perform similar jobs to power miniaturized technologies, is a hot topic in nanoscience.Now, a team led by Osaka University has invented a ratchet-like molecular machine - a potential component of sophisticated molecular devices - which allows movement in one direction only.A classic design for molecular machines is a symmetric "dumbbell" - a large cyclic molecule in the middle, trapped between bulky blockers at each end, linked by a spacer.Inspired by this pattern (known as rotaxane), the Osaka team created a pseudo-rotaxane, where all three parts - the two blockers ("stations") and the central cycle - are small rings.Methyl (CH3) groups are attached to each station, like barbed hooks.
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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a graphene assembled film that has over 60 percent higher thermal conductivity than graphite film - despite the fact that graphite simply consists of many layers of graphene.Until now, scientists in the graphene research community have assumed that graphene assembled film cannot have higher thermal conductivity than graphite film.Therefore, the graphene-assembled film should not have higher thermal conductivity than this.They discovered that the thermal conductivity of graphene assembled film can reach up to 3200 W/mK, which is over 60 percent higher than the best graphite films.With these important features, phonons, whose movement and vibration determine the thermal performance, can move faster in the graphene layers rather than interact between the layers, thereby leading to higher thermal conductivity."This is indeed a great scientific break-through, and it can have a large impact on the transformation of the existing graphite film manufacturing industry", says Johan Liu.
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Maurizio Pellecchia, who holds the Daniel Hays Chair in Cancer Research at the University of California, Riverside, has received two grants to continue his research aimed at finding therapeutics for cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and other neurodegenerative diseases.The second is a nearly $2.3 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, or NINDS, of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH.An announcement of funding opportunities in a newsletter issued by the UCR Office of Research and Economic Development caught Pellecchia's attention and led him to apply for the NASEM grant.The selection process was highly competitive: only 15 applications, or 12 percent of all proposals, received funding after being evaluated independently by Egyptian and U.S. reviewers.The research will focus on the receptor EphA3 (ephrin type-A receptor 3), which plays a key role in cell proliferation in cancer.The EphA3 receptor includes an extracellular portion, meaning it is located outside the cell, which interacts with its ligands termed "ephrins."
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High-dynamic range (HDR) gaming on PCs and HDR in general has never been more prevalent than today.Meanwhile, Nvidia is going for the jugular by introducing its two first G-Sync HDR gaming monitors at an astronomical price.Luckily, we had a chance to speak with both AMD’s Antal Tungler, Senior Manager of Global Technology Marketing, and Nvidia’s Vijay Sharma, Product Management Leader for Nvidia G-Sync, to get both companies’ takes on where the next generation display technology is going.Tungler doesn’t mince his words and calls out Nvidia on the sizable two-grand price tags of the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ and Acer Predator X27.“The Samsung CHG70 does 1440p, 144 Hz, HDR, FreeSync 2, basically all the same things,” Tungler says.“Granted, not in an IPS panel, it's a VA panel, but the difference is not that big, and you pay four times as much on the Nvidia side than you pay on the FreeSync side."
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Firm disputes findings of taxman and First-Tier tribunalManchester-based reseller Aria Technology Ltd is appealing against a tax tribunal finding that MD Aria Taheri “knew or ought to have known” that it took part in a VAT carousel fraud.Broadly, a chain of traders – some real, some fake – is set up to “sell” goods around the EU and reclaim VAT on each transaction.ATL, represented on appeal this week by barrister Michael Firth of Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers, argues that the FTT made findings of fact that were wrong, failed to give reasons for rejecting some of ATL’s evidence and witness statements from ATL employees, and also challenges the FTT’s decision that ATL had to pay the Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) legal costs.Between yesterday and today Firth went through the findings from the previous case in great detail before judges Mr Justice Roth and Tribunal Judge Richards, adding that public reporting of the case had caused “adverse public comment about Mr Taheri and it's important that that is put right, in reputational terms as well”.“On one hand Mr Taheri wasn’t involved on the practical side of carrying out the deals.
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Microsoft and Marks and Spencer have partnered to transform the retailer's customer experience as its revenue undergoes a period of contraction.The strategic partnership will look to power up the retailer's customer experience, stores and wider operations, optimising them for its customer base.A team of AI engineers and product personnel from Microsoft will work with M Retail Labs team to help deliver its digital transformation.The partnership will see the two organisations work together to explore how technologies such as artificial intelligence can be utilised within the retail environment to improve customer experience and optimise operations.Steve Rowe, M chief executive, said: “M is transforming into a Digital First retailer, at a time when the sector is undergoing a customer-led revolution.We want to be at the forefront of driving value into the customer experience using the power of technology.
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Hangar18, a company from Koprivnica, Croatia has presented its products for the first time at the biggest ICT fair – CEBIT, held in the German town of Hannover.The devices that were presented were NOA smartphones and new NOA Vision smart TVs.CEBIT has been the world’s biggest IT exhibition for a long number of years, held by the Deutsche Messe organization, and is attracting exhibitors and visitors from all over the world.There were over 2.800 companies at the fair, 370 of them startups from Europe, Africa, and Asia.Over 600 speakers held talks on 10 stages.Hangar18 has presented itself at the CeBIT fair in the gsmExchange Trade Zone space in hall 12, which has gathered over 80 exhibitors from all over the world.
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Last month O2 apologised after it turned out some mystery racists tricked the company into sending free SIM cards to a British-Iraqi family in Wembley addressed to 'Mr Getout Ofengland' and 'Mr Mr Isis Terroriste'.The network blamed automated systems and a third party responsible for sending out the SIMs at the time, and as a result has announced it's changing policy.Since then O2 has conducted a review of the entire process, and decided that its best that the SIM cards aren't personalised at all.The idea is to prevent any copycat racists doing the same to that family down the street they don't like because their skin isn't whiter than bleached snow.Now the free SIM cards will be addressed to 'O2 Customer', and technically means anyone in your family can tear it open without being shouted at by Royal Mail.The Jawad family, who received the racist SIMs, initially expressed their horror at receiving the letters, saying:
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Release aims to assuage lock-in fears, comes as demand for flexibility risesRackspace has teamed up with HPE to bring a pay-as-you-go, Kubernetes as a Service (KaaS) private cloud offering to the market.The company also announced the launch of a Private Cloud-as-a-Service (PCaaS) offering powered by VMware, also available on pay-per-use contracts.The KaaS solution allows businesses to pay based on consumption for elastic infrastructure in a private cloud environment based on an HPE stack located in their datacentre, a co-location facility or a datacentre managed by Rackspace.It comes a month after Rackspace announced its general KaaS offering, which it claimed to be the industry’s “simplest consumption model” by delivering Kubernetes fully configured, tested and validated at enterprise scale with the managed cluster services customers need to effectively run their applications.Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerised applications.
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Syniverse network to help reduce the rick of security breaches found on public networksTamp, Florida-based Syniverse today launched a private global IPv6-based online network called Syniverse Secure Global Access (SSGA).The global, private secure IP network shuns use of the public internet to establish a secure online connection for business users.The company, which connects more than 1,000 telecommunications network operators and more than 500 other enterprises in almost 200 countries, says that will help to reduce a company’s exposure to threats from outside actors.Commenting in the announcement today GM and VP of Syniverse John Wick said: “Companies moving into cloud and virtualised environments increasingly need to be able to move data and services in a private and secure manner, especially as the average cost of a single data breach will exceed $150 million by 2020.”In a 2018 Rand Corporation report researchers found: “that cyber-crime has a direct gross domestic product (GDP) cost of $275 billion to $6.6 trillion globally and total GDP costs (direct plus systemic) of $799 billion to $22.5 trillion (1.1 to 32.4 percent of GDP).”
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Malong Technologies, a Shenzhen-based AI product recognition startup, has been selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 Technology Pioneers.The full list can be viewed here.The Technology Pioneer community is comprised of early-stage startups from all over the world that take part in the design, development, and deployment of innovative technologies.This year, Malong Technologies is the only Chinese startup selected to be on the esteemed list.Of the 61 selected companies, 28 come from the US, eight from Israel, and five from the UK.“At Malong, we are convinced that the enormous potential benefits of artificial intelligence can and must be shared by all communities around the world.
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Data breach at Flightradar24 scored some email addresses and hashed passwordsAviation professionals enthusiasts have been told to change their passwords after flight-tracking site flightradar24/ warned of a data breach.The site offers real-time visualizations of commercial flights in transit with a freemium model.Subscribers get access to more historical data or to a package of services aimed at aviation professionals.However some subscribers have been sent emails that warn of a data breach, as follows:I regret to inform you that late last week we identified a security breach that may have compromised the email addresses and hashed passwords … for a small subset of Flightradar24 users (those who registered prior to March 16, 2016), including you.
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We’re expecting twin launches from Xiaomi on June 25.One of them is the Mi Pad 4 and the other is the Redmi 6 Pro official teasers of which were just outed today revealing all its colours.Xiaomi has also revealed one thing about the Mi Pad 4 that was not cleary known – the processor.The Mi Pad 4 will be loaded with a Snapdragon 660 chipset, clearly states a new Xiaomi teaser.Even though the processor will be powerful, Xiaomi will be underclocking it from its usual 2.2GHz to 2.0GHz.Additionally, the coming Mi Pad will also have some software tweaks that will deliver “smart game acceleration”.
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While launch dates of the Redmi 6 Pro and the Mi Pad 4 are already disclosed, this hasn’t stopped Xiaomi from disseminating full-blown press release images of the handset before launch.While this may dampen the launch a bit, but much of the Redmi 6 Pro is known already.With the new official renders, we now also know the colour variants of the handset.At first glance, the renders not only show a notch, it also shows a big bottom chin for th affordable Redmi device.The Redmi 6 Pro will come in five colours – Rose Gold, Sand Gold, Lake Blue, Black and Flame Red.As for what’s inside the phone has already been revealed.
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A deep neural network running on an ordinary desktop computer is interpreting highly technical data related to national security as well as - and sometimes better than - today's best automated methods or even human experts.The progress tackling some of the most complex problems of the environment, the cosmos and national security comes from scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory who presented their work at the 11th MARC conference - Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry - in April in Hawaii.Their work employs deep learning, in which machines are enabled to learn and make decisions without being explicitly programmed for all conditions.In the laboratory buried 81 feet beneath concrete, rock and earth, thick shielding dampens signals from cosmic rays, electronics and other sources.Those signals signify events called radioactive decays, when a particle such as an electron is emitted from an atom.Scientists can monitor changes in levels of argon-37, which could indicate prior nuclear test activity, and argon-39, whose levels help scientists determine the age of groundwater and learn more about the planet.
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