Having caused the hosts heartache by beating England 47-45 in the semi-finals, New Zealand must now face holders Australia in the 2019 Netball World Cup final for a sixth consecutive tournament.The 11,000-capacity M Bank Arena in Liverpool, England is the venue for today's showpiece finale of the 15th Women's Netball World Cup.Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua will have been thrilled by her side's comeback from 24-21 at half-time and the resilience they showed at the end to see out the match against the much fancied hosts.Australia put in perhaps the least convincing performance of the two teams in their semi, squandering an eight-goal half-time lead as South Africa worked their way back to within one goal with four minutes remaining.The Diamonds nevertheless just about held on to reach today's gold-medal match to stay on course for a 12th crown from 15 editions of the tournament since 1963.Despite yesterday's fright, Australia may have the psychological edge today after narrowly beating New Zealand 50-49 in their Preliminary Stage 2 clash to top Group F earlier in the tournament.
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Israeli spyware company NSO Group’s powerful Pegasus malware – the same spyware implicated in a breach of WhatsApp earlier this year – is capable of scraping a target’s data from the servers of Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft, according to a report in the Financial Times on Friday.According to the FT, “people familiar with its sales pitch” as well as leaked sales documents show that NSO Group’s parent company Q-Cyber is advertising Pegasus as having the capability to copy authentication keys to services including Google Drive, Facebook Messenger and iCloud from an infected phone to a web server that is then capable of independently downloading the target’s entire online history.The paper wrote that the documents advertise the functionality as allowing ongoing access to data stored on the servers of tech giants that persists beyond the Pegasus infection on the phone itself (presumably until the authentication key in question is invalidated):It works on any device that Pegasus can infect, including many of the latest iPhones and Android smartphones, according to the documents, and allows ongoing access to data uploaded to the cloud from laptops, tablets and phones – even if Pegasus is removed from the initially targeted smartphone.One pitch document from NSO’s parent company, Q-Cyber, which was prepared for the government of Uganda earlier this year, advertised the ability of Pegasus to “retrieve the keys that open cloud vaults” and “independently sync-and-extract data”.The documents brag that having access to a “cloud endpoint” allows access “far and above smartphone content”, the FT wrote.
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Preserving your home movies, entombed in rapidly-decaying VHS tapes, by converting them into digital files is a thoughtful (and often tear-jerking) way to do that.It’s one of those gifts that’s appropriate at any time in the year, whether you’re celebrating Father’s or Mother’s Day, a birthday, or any other occasion.If you don’t have time to do it yourself, or if you need a specialist who can handle brittle, decades-old reel-to-reel tapes, the easiest way is to send your precious tapes to a service that can do it for you.If you do have the time, converting home movies can be a simple, fairly inexpensive process.What you need to digitally convert home moviesOnce you dig out your home movies from wherever it is that they’ve been hiding, you’ll need a few tools to get things kicked off:
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Update: Fifty years ago this week—July 16, 1969—the world watched as Apollo 11 launched towards the skies.After the drama of Apollo 13, the final four human missions to the Moon in 1971 and 1972 flew smoothly.With each successive, increasingly routine landing, astronauts made longer forays out onto the dusty lunar terrain and delved deeper into the scientific secrets hidden there.The final lunar spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on December 20, 1972.Decades of discouragement followed as all the energy spent on deep space exploration, and all the momentum of Apollo, slowly ebbed away.Gus Grissom taught NASA a hard lesson: “You can hurt yourself in the ocean”
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The partner of the YouTube star said the “terrible accident” had “left a hole” in the lives of her friends and family.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
After getting axed by the SyFy network after three seasons, The Expanse, the best sci-fi show no one is watching, was rescued by Amazon Prime.Now there’s a new teaser trailer from SDCC giving a glimpse of what we can expect to see in season 4.We get our first look at new cast members, including Burn Gorman who sci-fi fans will know from movies like Pacific Rim and TV shows including Game of Thrones and Torchwood.He’ll be playing Adolphus Murtry, the chief of security for the Earth ship Edward Israel who will likely be working alongside Dimitri Havelock, Joe Miller’s partner from season one.Other actors confirmed to be joining the cast this season include The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Rosa Gilmore, Tyrant‘s Keon Alexander, and Orphan Black‘s Jess Salgueiro.According to Deadline, Gilmore will play a Belter refugee and a trained medic who is part of a group trying to lay claim to a new planet on the far side of the Ring Gate.
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In 2015, Syfy released the first season for The Expanse, a science fiction series praised by viewers and critics alike.Despite the high ratings, Syfy announced that the show’s third season would be the last, the reason reportedly having to do with cost and Syfy’s limited rights.Amazon swooped in save the day and now it is finally back with a trailer for its original fourth season of the show.The Expanse is set hundreds of years in the future during which it tells the stories of the solar system colonized by humans.Mars operates as an independent military power and sits on the brink of war with Earth, amid it all being the story of a ship captain and an investigation into the case of a missing woman.During its time on Syfy, The Expanse was called the best science fiction show on television.
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The development is one in the nascent field of “cyborg botany,” a merging of nature and technology that draws upon plants’ remarkable sensory capabilities in order to drive robots, provide environmental data, and more.Traces of explosive material that the plant took in through the air or groundwater caused the nanotubes to emit a fluorescent signal.Having worked out the spinach nanosensors, Wong has gone on to develop other applications of the technology—particularly in agriculture.Plants are extremely perceptive, so they may be able to warn of drought conditions or pest infestations before a farmer can detect them.We terrestrial beings have long marveled at how some squid, jellyfish, and other sea creatures produce their own entrancing glows—a phenomenon known as bioluminescence.She imagines bioluminescence as a natural resource on land for creating “living” lights: ones that emit a soothing glow without electricity.
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Vast stretches of Earth’s northern latitudes are on fire right now.Hot weather has engulfed a huge portion of the Arctic, from Alaska to Greenland to Siberia.That’s helped create conditions ripe for wildfires, including some truly massive ones burning in remote parts of the region that are being seen by satellites.In Alaska, those images show some of the damage wrought by wildfires that have burned more than 640,000 hectares of land this year.Huge fires have sent smoke streaming cities earlier this month, riding on the back of Anchorage’s first 32 degree day ever recorded.The image below show some of the more remote fires in Alaska as well as the Swan Lake Fire, which was responsible for the smoke swallowing Anchorage in late June and earlier this month.
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At AA Picks, we love finding career-enhancing offers.Today’s pick, the Cybersecurity Certification Mega Bundle, is a perfect example.Hacking has become rife in recent years, and no one is safe.For instance, earlier this month, the biggest provider of forensic services in the U.K. was forced to pay a ransom to cybercriminals.In these dark times, cybersecurity is worth big bucks, which means the experts are paid handsomely.If you want to get in on this action then you’re going to have to get certified.
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The definitive smartphone in the series is the Galaxy A50 – it's got solid mid-range specs, a fairly low price, and stands as evidence of what Samsung is trying to do with the newest Galaxy A phones.These are the best Samsung smartphonesBut, there's also a dark horse of the range, in the form of the A80, with its unique design feature in the form of a pop-up rear panel that houses the front, and back, cameras.It's certainly a more 'premium' device, with a price that reflects it.So, if you're on the market for a new affordable Samsung device, or just want to know what the difference is between the A50 and A80, read on as we compare their specs.The A80's screen resolution is only a tiny bit better though, at 1080 x 2400 instead of 1080 x 2340 in the A50, which leads to it actually having a lower pixel per inch count.
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When I decided to buy a four-year-old MacBook Pro rather than a new one, one of the things I deliberately gave up on was the Touch Bar.The functions Apple showed on stage, from quick-access palettes in Adobe Photoshop to scrubbing through a video in QuickTime, looked useful and well thought out.In the years since its debut, the Touch Bar has been stuck in a kind of development hell, never really taking off in the way we hoped it would.Instead of spreading its wings, it just kind of half-heartedly flapped them a bit, then gave up.But Apple needs to lead by example to show people how it should be done.Perhaps F10, AKA the mute key, when your neighbors start banging on the walls and telling you to stop playing the Spice Girls so loud.
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As GeekWire originally reported in June, Apple has plans to open up a new office in Seattle, with ambitions to have as many as 2,000 employees lining its hallways within the next five years, as GeekWire reported.Notably, this new Seattle campus would make Apple all but neighbors with the city's other big tech company — the new Apple building is in the heart of the city, mere blocks away from Amazon's urban headquarters.It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options.I checked out the area where Apple is putting down roots on a recent visit to the city.Already, Apple has pledged to have at least 2,000 workers in this office by the end of the year.Here's what the neighborhood looks like.
Since the AirPods first pitched up in 2016, truly wireless headphones (with each earbud separate) have become more and more popular, and now Android is getting new features to improve how these devices connect up.New changes arriving for the Bluetooth Fast Pair feature in Android include individual battery life readings, so you can see how much battery juice you've got left in your left earbud, your right earbud, and the charging case.What's more, devices connected via Fast Pair will soon shown up in the Find My Device app on Android and the app, making it easier to track down where your missing wireless headphones have got to.Huawei says it doesn't want to replace AndroidAll of this is being brought together in a device details page inside Android, which will display the battery life of your buds, a link to the Find My Device feature, links to the headphones' own companion app, and Google Assistant settings (if the headphones are compatible).The Bluetooth device details page is going to be rolling out with Android Q later this year, Google says, although it's not clear exactly when features like battery life indicators and Find My Device support will go live.
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Memory cards, hard drives, even desktop programs can fail, so a cloud backup plan is always optimal.To make sure your photo collection is always safe, redundancy is the name of the game, and one of the best places for redundant photo storage in the mainstream consumer market is Google Photos.Output from most consumer smartphones, and even many digital cameras, will weigh in at that amount or lower.While you could certainly buy space on Apple’s iCloud or Flickr Pro, Google Photos will store your photos in the cloud automatically for free, and even throws in some extremely cool automated extras — all linked to your Google account.Install the Google Photos appTo use Google Photos on your iPhone or Android smartphone, you must first download the mobile app from the App Store or the Google Play Store.
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Labour leader wants to educate members and supporters to drive the "poison" of anti-Jewish racism from the party.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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The Google Pixel 4 has leaked yet again, this time courtesy of iGeeksBlog.The larger Pixel 4 XL has been the star of most Pixel 4 leaks lately, but this time we’re getting a detailed look at the smaller Pixel 4 in a set of CAD renders.The renders unsurprisingly show off a device that looks just like the Pixel 4 XL, only smaller.iGeeksBlog claims the Pixel 4 will have a 5.6-inch display and measure 147 x 68.9 x 8.2mm (9.3mm with the camera bump).A larger “forehead” bezel sits above the display, housing two front-facing cameras, an earpiece, and some type of mystery sensor (more on this later).Both the Pixel 4 and 4 XL are reported to have bottom-firing speakers, dual rear cameras and a spectral sensor, a minimal “chin” bezel below the display, and no headphone jack.
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If you have a family with small children and absolutely any adult member of that family is not a complete libertine, though, it's a problem you'll need to address.The latest edition of the Disney-backed Circle filtering platform aims to help, via either a standalone IoT gadget ($35) or a service embedded in higher-end Netgear routers and mesh kits, such as Orbi RBK50 ($300) or Nighthawk R7000P ($160).Twenty years ago, the problem was trying to keep an up-to-date database of everything on the Internet and whether it was naughty or not.That means filtering based on the actual content you're looking at isn't possible, and family filtering is a semi-blind guessing game.The biggest bone I have to pick with Circle is that it must be managed from an Android or iOS app, whether you're using Circle embedded in a Netgear router or via the standalone IoT device.Effectiveness (or not) of Circle filtering
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