Game of Thones is over, and it's time for another small-screen obsession: Stranger Things.The third season of the 1980s-set science fiction-horror show will explode onto Netflix on July 4, and a new video clip came out on Monday.Billy Hargrove is a jerk to the main kids of Hawkins, Indiana, but to the ladies who lounge at the Hawkins Community Pool, especially Mike Wheeler's mom, Karen, he's hunk-a-delic.The teaser doesn't give away any plot details, but it does throw viewers right back into the '80s, when suntan lotion ruled over sunscreen, New Coke was a thing, and blue-and-pink layered eyeshadow was a fashion must.
Get ready for more John Wick in May 21, 2021.Lionsgate made the official announcement for John Wick 4 via a text message to fans: "You have served.You will be of service.John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming -- May 21, 2021," Variety reported on Monday.No other details were released by Lionsgate.John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (already in theaters) had a stellar North American box office opening this weekend $56.8 million.
Artificial intelligence mobility startup Immense Simulations has closed its series A funding round at $4.6m (£3.6m), after spinning out from the government’s Catapult tech programme in 2016.The round was co-led by Amadeus Capital Partners, previously named one of Europe’s most active AI investors, and Japanese venture capital giant Global Brain.Additional investment was provided by 31 Ventures.Immense’s “simulation-as-a-service” platform uses AI to create detailed simulations of travellers, places and transport systems to provide understanding of how a city moves.Mobility service providers and public authorities can use its software to experiment with new ideas, such as driverless cars and congestion-easing methods.Immense said it will use the funding to grow and develop its technology.
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Game of Thrones is over (well kinda, we still have prequels and spin-offs to come) and people are a little upset.For a full recap of the episode, you can read CNET's finale rundown.If you just want to see who survived until the end, we've got that list ready to go too.We had Dany turn up with an absolutely show-stopping entrance...And after a bit of discussion and a walk through the carnage, Tyrion Lannister gave up his brooch.He didn't wanna be the hand/sheriff no more.
Everybody’s Golf VR is a delicious steak in dire need of some potatoes.I just can’t help but feel it could be so much more.Clap Hanz’ PSVR exclusive Everybody’s Golf VR is the first virtual reality entry in the company’s long-running series, and perhaps its finest effort.I spent the rest of my time playing the game with the Move controller, and you should too.With it, you’ll perform drives, pitches, and putts in the game by imitating actual swing mechanics as accurately as possible.The short version here is that Everybody’s Golf VR the best golf game you can get for the VR platform.
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The basketball team's Twitter account was suspended following copyright complaints, Twitter said Monday.The tech company declined to share more about the complaints or if this suspension was temporary.A message on the Rockets' account says Twitter suspends accounts that violate its rules.Twitter may suspend an account if it receives multiple copyright complaints.The Rockets didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.The team told the Houston Chronicle in a statement that the account was temporarily pulled down because they posted tweets with copyrighted music.
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The US Department of Homeland Security is reportedly warning about data security issues when using Chinese-made drones.The government is concerned commercial drones made in China and used in the US are being used to steal data or infect networks with malware, according to CyberScoop and Politico.An advisory against using these drones would include Chinese drone maker DJI's extensive portfolio, including the DJI Spark.and the DJI Mavic Air, which CNET has reviewed as being "a folding 4K mini drone that's close to perfect."The reported warning follows networking equipment from Chinese tech giant Huawei being blacklisted by the US government and Huawei essentially banned via an executive order from Trump last week, and Google removing Android updates from Huawei phones.Huawei is seeing a slight reprieve, though; the US Commerce Department has created a temporary license until Aug. 19 for Huawei to keep existing networks and provide software updates to existing phones, according to Reuters.
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Google unveiled Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, a new version of its business-focused Google Glass wearable, on Monday, May 20.It ships with a faster processor, an updated camera and a $999 price tag.The new Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform which is designed specifically for augmented and virtual reality applications.According to Google, the new quad-core 1.7 GHz CPU processor is a”significantly more powerful” than the Intel Atom SoC in the previous Google Glass Enterprise model.Not only will this deliver better performance, but it also will increase the usage time wearers can eke out of the 820mAh battery.A new USB-C port provides faster charge times so a user can spend more time wearing the glasses and less time charging them.
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General Motors is upgrading the soul of its lineup, our political parties are still vulnerable to cyberhacking, and Game of Thrones has reached the finish line.Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.GM is rolling out some new digital guts for its lineupAutomaker General Motors will soon be updating the computers in its lineup of vehicles.The new "electric platform," as they're calling it, will be five times more capable than the current iteration, the rough equivalent of updating from the original iPhone to an iPhone 7.The update will allow the company to issue over-the-air software updates to do things like improve how the engine runs or how its suspension handles bumps, even years after you drive it off the lot.
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Here's how it works: a group of drivers who pick up passengers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, outside the US capital, have been turning off their taxi apps simultaneously to influence the surge pricing algorithms used by the two companies.A report published last week by local ABC affiliate WJLA-TV recounts how a group of 100-150 drivers all turned off their driver apps in sync – coordinated by an individual using an unidentified app – to create the false impression of a local driver shortage.Minutes later, once the price rises anywhere from $10 to $19 or so, the drivers sign back on and accept the fare at a level they find more reasonable.And it's probably safe to generalize that any time there's an automated barrier between people and payment, some will try to game the system to their advantage.Ride sharing companies have been aware of such schemes at least since 2017, if not earlier, when researchers Mareike Möhlmann and Ola Henfridsson, of Warwick Business School in England, and Lior Zalmanson, of New York University in the US, published a paper describing surge pricing manipulation among Uber drivers as pushback to opaque corporate control.Uber, he said, "played down these attempts in their comments to media, saying it was 'talk' and that in reality, these incidents didn't materialize."
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Products like Stax’s SR-009 and Sennheiser’s Orpheus HE90 promised higher resolution than was possible with the typical dynamic drivers of the day.Dynamic drivers have improved tremendously, planar magnetic headphones are commonplace, and there are more entries in the electrostatic market.Unlike dynamic drivers, which work by pushing and pulling on a fixed diaphragm, electrostatic headphones work by suspending an extremely light membrane in midair using an electrostatic field.You can check out Shure and Stax for further reading.Given the Jade II is strictly limited to desktop use or other fixed locations, I would’ve liked to see a DAC built in to forego the need for a separate component occupying limited space on my desk.Notably, one reviewer says he was shocked while listening to it – particularly worrisome because of the high voltages required by electrostatic headphones.
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US companies caught up in the quagmire of Trump's blacklist on Huawei extends far beyond Google, Intel, Broadcom, and Qualcomm.Many enterprise software companies sell their wares to the Chinese giant, and have joint tech development or sales agreements.Those companies could be required to get US government approval to continue their business relationship with Huawei, and those licenses won't be easy to obtain, Yale professor and global competition expert Paul Bracken tells Business Insider.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories."We are honored to expand our strategic relationship with Huawei, enabling leading global telecommunication companies with the power of open source to innovate and compete," Red Hat's telecom marketing director Margaret Dawson said in a press release back in 2017.It's not clear that all of the relationships will be immediately cut off.
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In an episode in which a dragon melts the eponymous chair — the ultimate symbol of power and the ruthless struggle for control of Westeros — the most potent metaphor was unintentional: A plastic water bottle peeking out from behind Sam’s leg during a gathering to decide the future of the realm.— Beth (@bethisloco) May 20, 2019Little production mistakes like this have happened more often than you might think in the history of cinema, but given the high stakes of the episode, and the fact that a similar mistake took place earlier in the season with Daenerys’ infamous coffee cup, it starts to feel like a sign of overarching carelessness, particularly given the harried sloppiness with which the final two seasons of GoT have played out.If the show was once known for careful plotting and a thoughtful approach to fantasy politics, seasons 7 and 8 were defined by a perfunctory attempt to wrap the story up as quickly as possible, like a student showing up for a class they’re already guaranteed to pass.Weiss’ decision to finish the tale in eight seasons, with the final two seasons containing seven and six episodes, respectively, rather than the usual 10-episode seasons we had gotten in the past.Then-HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told Entertainment Weekly this in 2015: “Would I love the show to go 10 years as both a fan and a network executive?
Reilly Brennan thinks it's a mistake for early-stage tech investors to focus too much on the initial ideas entrepreneurs have for their startups.Other factors, such as the the startup's team or the approach it's taking to the market, tend to be more important to its longterm success than its initial concept, he said.Brennan and Trucks try to focus on founders rather than ideas, he said.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Reilly Brennan's venture capital firm has a relatively narrow focus.As its name suggest, the firm, which was founded in 2015, focuses on startups that are working on transportation-related technologies.
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A top Fortnite player is suing his gaming organization for allegedly restricting his business opportunities with an "oppressive, onerous, and one-sided" contract.Turner Tenney, a 21-year-old professional gamer known as Tfue, has filed a lawsuit against esports team Faze Clan for allegedly limiting his ability to pursue his profession in violation of California law and the Talent Agency Act.The lawsuit also alleges that Faze Clan has failed to pay him his share of his sponsorship earnings and taken up to 80% of his earnings as a "finder's fee.""In no uncertain terms, these gamers are artists, entertainers and content creators — they perform, they act, they direct, they edit and they stream," Turner's lawyers wrote in the complaint, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court."Because the industry is so new, there is little to no oversight," according to the complaint, a copy of which was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter."As a result, these young content creator/streamers are susceptible to being taken advantage of and exploited -- often by those that are supposed to be looking out for their best interests."
Did you know General Motors' car-sharing play Maven operates in 17 different cities and areas?Or, rather, it does now but won't for long.You see, the word around the campfire -- according to an article published Monday by the Wall Street Journal -- is that GM will shut down operations in eight of those 17 locales.Why would GM do that?Well, the fact that a sizable portion of you likely had to Google what Maven was after reading that first paragraph is a good reason.There are some areas where there isn't enough demand for car sharing or enough people willing to offer their cars for use by the service to make doing business there feasible.
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In the three years since Russian operatives breached the servers of the Democratic National Committee and threw presidential politics into a state of perpetual chaos, countries around the world have been on notice to the threat of foreign interference in elections.They found that while the DNC and the RNC have strengthened their defenses since 2016, both major parties have cybersecurity hygiene issues that could still make them targets for dedicated adversaries.Another US party, which the researchers declined to name in the report, left a searchable tool exposed, leaking voter names, dates of birth, and addresses, information that is not publicly available in most states.According to Jasson Casey, chief technology officer of SecurityScorecard, the findings point to the scope of the challenge for political parties, which are often under-resourced, but are nonetheless collecting data sets that both organized criminals and foreign adversaries would find valuable.Data security remains a priority for the RNC, and we continue to proactively work with top IT vendors to stay abreast and monitor potential risks.”None of these issues compared to what the researchers found when they went hunting for vulnerabilities among smaller parties in the US and the EU.
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Game of Thrones is over.And, for some die-hard fans disappointed with the finale, so is their connection to HBO.But it doesn’t have to be — the network is home to a number of other fantastic titles, like The Sopranos, which received stellar reviews across the board, and there’s plenty more on the way.We here at Digital Trends are no stranger to canceling a subscription, or two, on the back of outrage at a series finale (only to later reactivate them), so we’ve put together this neat little guide to terminating HBO.How to cancel HBO NowCanceling your HBO Now subscription is a doddle, though there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind — the first being that your membership won’t terminate the second you follow through with the cancellation; it will continue to run until the end of your current billing cycle, so you’ll still be able to use it, should you want to.
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Edge dies a death of a thousand cuts as Microsoft switches to ChromiumOne of the most important ways that Microsoft wants to make the new Chromium-based Edge different from the current EdgeHTML-based Edge is in its support for other platforms.The original Edge was, for no good reason, tied to Windows 10, meaning that Web developers on platforms such as Windows 7 or macOS had no way of testing how their pages looked, short of firing up a Windows 10 virtual machine.The new browser is, in contrast, a cross-platform affair.The first preview builds were published for Windows 10, with versions for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 promised soon; today, these are joined by builds for macOS.The macOS version resembles the Windows 10 builds that we've seen so far, but it isn't identical.
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The founder of uBiome, an embattled startup claiming to employ “machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced statistical techniques” and probably a few other buzzwords to assess gut health, repeatedly misrepresented her actual age, Business Insider reports, landing her on several minimally-prestigious lists of influential young people.Launched by Jessica Richman and Zachary Apte in 2012, uBiome was a media darling and managed to secure funding from prestigious accelerator Y Combinator and massive VC group Andreessen Horowitz.Earlier this year, however, the company was raided by the FBI over potentially fraudulent billing practices, and suspended all clinical operations this month.Since then, it has been accused of additional shady practices, such as using stock photos in company testimonials—an accusation the company admitted to.Additionally, former uBiome employees told Business Insider that Richman and Apte were in a publicly undisclosed relationship—another detail that invites comparisons between uBiome and disgraced medical startup Theranos.In perhaps the pettiest of uBiome’s dealings though, Richman, for reasons unknown, reportedly claimed her age to be below 30, landing her on Business Insider’s “The 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech” list in 2014.
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