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The Open University (OU) is to engage agencies across all consumer facing marketing activity through a tender process to drive the growth in adult learning sector.Along with media advisors, Media Sense, The Open University will choose and retain agencies with a combined budget of up to £17m per annum.Successful agencies will be engaged for a minimum two-year period.OU chief commercial strategy officer, Jonathan Wylie said: “This tender represents a brilliant opportunity for agencies across an array of marketing disciplines to show they have the strategic thinking and creative impact to evolve our brand and fuel our growth.”OU marketing director, Ella Hall said: “This is an exciting time for the OU.We need agency partners who share our passion and have the vision to continue to position us as a first choice for students and business alike.”
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The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the most important, and perhaps most recognizable, endurance racing events worldwide, and automakers regularly save some debuts for this action-packed weekend.Enter Aston Martin and not one, but two different race cars.Aston Martin pulled back the veil on the Vantage GT3 and GT4 racers ahead of the 24-hour race in France this coming weekend.While the car it's based on, the Aston Martin Vantage GTE, will be racing at Le Mans this weekend, fans of the GT3 and GT4 will have to wait until March of next year to see it hustling through corners.The two new Vantage racers are split into two distinct classes.The Vantage GT3 will enter a class that includes both amateurs and professionals.
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to stop the fortkörningen in tunnels, has the transport department and the Police department developed new traffic cameras, reports the Echo.the Cameras, which are specially developed to withstand the dirty environment of the tunnels, starting to be put up in a week.the First is the tunnels of the Northern and the Southern link in Stockholm and the next week installed the cameras in Gnistängstunneln and Lundbytunneln in Gothenburg, sweden.The maximum speed in the tunnels is 70 km/h while the average speed is 83 km/h.– Lower speeds can save lives, " says Eva Lundberg, national coordinator at the Swedish transport administration for safety or speed cameras to the Echo.
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Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, is working on a new Web browser called Scout.Unlike its current bowser, Scout will be created with accessibility in mind, enabling users to access content using voice commands.The company describes Scout as an exploration at this point, having revealed it at an event today.The current Firefox browser works using taps and clicks, but Scout may work using voice commands, according to Mozilla.According to CNET, the company arranged an “all-hands meeting” for this week that is intended to explore the project idea.Scout appears to be in its infancy at this point.
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According to BusinessKorea, the development of 5G technology is beginning to give some South Korean companies relevance as the top players in 5G tech battles for their equipment.Samsung, Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia all tried to bid for orders for 5G network equipment from the three major carriers in South Korea.However, industry experts predict that this competition will eventually become a two-way hegemony between Samsung Electronics and Huawei.The Chinese telecom company is stepping up its efforts to expand its operations in South Korea, striving for orders from South Korean customers for 5G telecom network equipment, and preparing to launch a new smartphone.Industry sources said that as the 5G spectrum auction is about to be held on June 15th, the competition between domestic and foreign manufacturers for 5G network equipment orders is becoming increasingly fierce.When the three major operators in South Korea allocate spectrum, it is expected that they will start ordering related telecommunications equipment immediately.
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The Google Home just got a little better at multitasking.Google's smart speaker can now perform three queries at once.Meaning, you'll be able to say "OK Google, dim the lights and play Marvin Gaye and turn the volume down" and create instant ambience.This expands on Google Home's earlier multitasking feature, which could handle two things at once.Adding a third request could save some time for people who have a lot for their Google Home to do.Right now the feature works in English-speaking countries like the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
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Argo AI, a startup within autonomous driving, which is financially backed by Ford, has during the past year had an explosive personaltillväxt, writes the Wall Street Journal.Last year, Ford announced that it is investing a billion dollars in the Argo.Then it was only a dozen or so employees – now is 330.According to the Wall Street Journal, growth has partly come from the software engineers and scientists from Apple, Uber and other technology companies that allowed themselves to be persuaded to go over to Argo.the Argos the ability to attract talent to themselves is of importance to Ford because you are in a hurry to launch a commercial self-driven car is already to the year 2021.the Argos role is not, however, participate in the production of the cars, but rather to develop the autonomous körtekniken.
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We understand that the opening ceremony at Russia 2018 is likely to be a much more understated affair - although pop-star Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina will be on hand to provide the entertainment, and Brazilian legend Ronaldo (no, not Cristiano) will also be in attendance.To tune into the spectacle, you can follow this handy guide to live stream the World Cup opening ceremony.And the same goes for the matches - be sure to follow our guide of how to live stream World Cup games for free.How to watch the opening ceremony from anywhere for FREEEven if the country where you are isn't broadcasting the 2018 FIFA World Cup there's no reason why you need to miss out on the opening ceremony (or any of the matches, for that matter).You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation.
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Companies are busy showing their latest games, both coming very soon and still inexplicably bewildering, in an attempt to capture the hearts, minds, and money of gamers.They might have actually hit the nail on the head, and that’s what makes it even more frightening.It’s one thing for game developers like EA to push for making streaming the de facto way to get your gaming fix.But when companies like Microsoft, Sony, and NVIDIA advocate a business model that would, to some extent, make their hardware less relevant, you might think they’re on to something.The world, however, doesn’t always make technical sense.That’s pretty much the holy grail promise that game streaming is making.
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Scientists have finally figured out the reason behind a small but noticeable uptick in the temperature of the moon's subsurface while it was under study by astronauts of the Apollo missions in the 1970s.Blame those very same astronauts.The CBC explains: Astronauts walking on the moon or riding around in rovers disturbed the surface soil and exposed the darker soil beneath.The darker soil then absorbed more of the sun's heat instead of reflecting it away, and that resulted in the temperatures rising 1.8 degrees to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit from 1971 to 1977.The readings came from probes sunk into the moon in 1971 and 1972 by astronauts, and the data was collected through 1977, according to a release at Phys.org."You can actually see the astronauts' tracks, where they walked," says Walter Kiefer of the Lunar and Planetary Institute, co-author of the new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research.
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Snapchat is now allowing users to delete messages that haven’t yet been read.The intended recipient will still get a notification telling them that a message has been deleted.Snap has also announced that its Spectactles will soon be available to buy on Amazon.Snapchat has unveiled a new feature that allows users to delete sent messages before the recipient has opened them.According to 9to5Mac, the new feature is already rolling out and more users should gain access over the next weeks.Michigan Will Pay Off Your Mortgage
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You may recall that a couple of days back, a report emerged that OPPO has already placed orders for Samsung’s OLED panels that will eventually end up in one of its upcoming smartphones.While there are speculations that the order might not be for the OPPO FIND X which is due to drop in the coming days, the latest scoop out of Korea again suggest Samsung might have clinched another supply deal with Huawei.The Bell reports that Huawei has placed an order for the supply of a 6.9″ flat AMOLED panels from Samsung Display.The 6.9″ flat AMOLED panels according to the Bells is for a device tipped to arrive later in the fourth quarter of this year or the first quarter of 2019 and going by Huawei’s launch pattern, the said supply might end up being used for the pro variant of the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 series.If the report is anything to go by, the choice of a 6.9″ display would definitely place the Mate 20 ahead of the Note 9 from Samsung and Apple’s next iPhone which is tipped to come with a 6.45″ display.The choice of a large 6.9″ display could also be attributed to Chinese consumers choice of bigger screens on smartphones than people elsewhere, probably as a result of the large text area occupied by the Chinese characters.
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Förra året införde Ryssland starka restriktioner för vpn-tjänster i landet.Alla företag som levererade tjänsterna var först tvungna att registrera sin verksamhet hos telekommunikationsmyndigheten Roskomnadzor.Nu har landet klubbat igenom en ny lag som förbjuder sökmotorer för att visa otillåtna vpn-tjänster i sina sökresultat.Om sökmotorer blir påkomna med att guida till otillåtna vpn-tjänster kommer de att bötfällas.Och vid sidan av dessa böter har även ytterligare böter klubbats igenom för dem som delar länkar till otillåtna tjänster/sajter.Enligt Dumans sajt kan privatpersoner som delar otillåtna länkar få böta mellan 400 och 800 kronor.
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Porsche's first fully-electric car will be called the Taycan, the company revealed on Friday.The vehicle had previously been known as the Mission E.It will have a range of over 300 miles, produce over 600 horsepower, and accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.The Taycan will compete against Tesla's Model S sedan.The name roughly translates to, "lively, young horse," a reference to the company's logo.The vehicle had previously been known as the Mission E. It will have a range of over 300 miles, produce over 600 horsepower, and accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.
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The technology in general is supposed to make out lives easier, right ?And well in some cases it surely does, but don’t ask such question to your grandparents or you will hear the tirade about complicating your life with all those unnecessary phones and computers.That’s surely a consensus yes in favour of the technology, just like the Xiaomi Roborock Vacuum Cleaner 2.The second generation of this robot vacuum cleaner is building on the strengths of the predecessor, but you also expect a 2 in 1 Sweep and Mop function for some mopping action.Of course once again equipped with the LDS (Laser Distance Sensor) scans for the object avoidance and intelligent cleaning route planning, three dimensional vacuum cleaning system with 2000Pa super suction, big 5200 mAh battery, app remote control and tons of other nifty features.You can get the Xiaomi Roborock Vacuum Cleaner 2 for example from the wares of the Lightinthebox e-shop using their EU warehouse and forking out $422.49/€372.64.
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The Vkworld VK7000 is the IP68 waterproof phone from Chinese phone maker – Vkworld.The handset comes with a massive 5600mah big battery and supports wireless charge, plus the needed wireless charger is also included with device.The VK7000 features 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a 5.2-inch incell HD display, a Mediatek MTK6750T octa-core processor and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.The rugged phone is also equipped with a 16.0MP+5.0MP dual camera setup.Meanwhile on the front we find a tempered Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which makes the phone much more durable.The VK7000 comes with a side-placed fingerprint scanner and at the same time supports Face Unlock, so you have an additional way to login if your hands are dirty or wet.
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Some new information discovered points to a Chrome OS/Android Messages “integration,” but no one knows what that could mean.We already know that you’ll soon be able to text through your browser with Android Messages, so why would Chrome OS need its own thing?Right now, we can only posit theories.Earlier this year, we found out that Android Messages would eventually offer an integrated web client experience, enabling you to text from your desktop.That feature has still yet to come to light, but we now have new information that points to Chrome OS getting its own, dedicated integration with Messages as well.Ever wonder what is written online about you?
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The OnePlus 6 has been out for a few weeks, and the reception has been rather positive so far.Still, OnePlus is clearly not content with leaving things the way they are, and it's looking like the next update to OxygenOS is on the way with a bunch of new features installed.Features that include a portrait mode on the front camera.We know this because a new update to HydrogenOS, the Chinese version of OnePlus's Android variant, just dropped, and the company typically follows this by releasing a similar update to OxygenOS - the version that's available everywhere else.In the Hydrogen update was activation of the front facing selfie camera, which was originally announced at launch, a portrait mode preview for the rear camera, game optimisations, phone call voice optimisation, the option to automatically add Bluetooth calls in headphone mode, and a battery percentage icon in the status bar.Presumably the battery percentage will actually show up on the status bar after the update, rather than just when you pull down notification bar like it is now.
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And then, it is perhaps not surprising that when the company Evry recently presented his new AI partner, so it was about a company that has its base in Singapore.Addo AI, which the new partner is named was founded by Ayesha Khanna, who was recently in Stockholm and talked on the Fujitsu Fujitsu World Tour/Innovation Gathering. I spoke at an event in Oslo, about education and the future of health care, and they heard me talking, " she says of how the collaboration with Evry started.Read also: Not just Google Assistant can talk on the phone – this is Microsoft's unknown AI-botThe approximately 40 people who work at the Addo AI, however, is a pretty clear illustration of the situation in the AI-world.– Although we are a small company, we have had the ambition to be a global company from day one.
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Economics boffin says we’re just playing with AI now and the payoff is years awayAutomation capable of erasing white collar jobs is coming, but not for a decade or more.And that’s also the bad news because interest in automation accelerates during economic downturns, so once tech that can take your job arrives you’ll already have lived through another period of economic turmoil that may already have cost you your job.That lovely scenario was advanced yesterday by professor Mirko Draca of The London School of Economics, who yesterday told Huawei’s 2018 Asia-Pacific Innovation Day 2018 that the world is currently in “an era of investment and experimentation” with technology.Innovation in the 1980s therefore sparked the PC and internet booms of the mid-to-late 1990s, and we’re still surfing the changes they unleashed.“Our current era of mobile tech doesn’t measure up to the radical 1990s,” he said, as shown by the fact that productivity gains appear to have stalled for a decade or more.
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