“I had a couple seeds, I made a forest; I put in the work and take the profit…”EE says it will live stream a special Stormzy gig to mark the launch of its 5G network across six UK sites on Thursday May 30.The gig by the platinum-selling UK grime artist will be hosted in a “top secret” central London location, the company said, and streamed via the new bandwidth, which the BT-owned firm said could see some customers “break the one gigabit-per-second milestone on their 5G smartphones”.(That’s some way off the speeds estimated in Ofcom’s “Enabling 5G in the UK”, report, which sees peak 5G speeds of 10-20 gigabits-per- second…)China’s Huawei was keen to make hay of the news, sending Computer Business Review a release noting its role in the new network.EE acknowledged that the network specialist, under sustained pressure from US policy makers over espionage fears, was involved.
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On Thursday, the body prototype for the country's latest high-speed magnetic-levitation (maglev) train project rolled off the assembly line in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao.Developed by the state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) -- the world's largest supplier of rail transit equipment -- the sleek-looking train is scheduled to go into commercial production in 2021 following extensive tests.Those involved with the project are optimistic it will completely transform China's travel landscape, filling the gap between high-speed rail and air transportation."Take Beijing to Shanghai as an example -- counting preparation time for the journey, it takes about 4.5 hours by plane, about 5.5 hours by high-speed rail, and [would only take] about 3.5 hours with [the new] high-speed maglev," said CRRC deputy chief engineer Ding Sansan, head of the train's research and development team, in a statement.Maglev trains use magnetic repulsion both to levitate the train up from the ground, which reduces friction, and to propel it forward.China's new prototype won't be the first train to surpass the 600-kilometer mark when it hits the testing track.
Two years ago exactly, someone began hacking Equifax.The intrusion into Equifax’s network began in May 2017 but wasn’t discovered until July.Congress has called the entire incident “entirely preventable” and one US congressman called Equifax executives “stupid.” Outside of Capitol Hill, the conversation was a lot less polite.This week, the financial rating service Moody’s downgraded Equifax from a “stable” to a “negative” outlook due to the high level of cybersecurity spending and litigation that comes as a direct result of the 2017 breach.Moody’s expects $400 million more spent in each of the next two years and then a $250 million bill in 2021.The cash Equifax will have to spend in relation to the cyberattack and bolstering its security are going to ding the company’s profits, according to Moodys, which explained in its report that, after next year, Equifax’s “infrastructure investments are likely to remain higher than they had been before the 2017 breach.”
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The ride-hailing company said Friday that it's hired two new executives to help head the department, while also saying goodbye to its recently hired chief marketing officer, Joy Howard.And Heather Freeland is coming over from Facebook to be Lyft's vice president of marketing operations."Jabari and Heather are world-class leaders with proven track records of growing iconic brands," John Zimmer, Lyft's co-founder and president, said in an email.The move comes as Lyft has experienced a rocky couple of months on the stock market.When the ride-hailing company issued its initial public offering at the end of March, its first day of trading was strong with its share prices up nearly 9% to $78.29.But things quickly took a turn and it's pretty much been a continual downhill slide ever since.
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Occasionally, when a battery "dies" in an EV, it's still plenty capable of holding charge, just not as much as a car owner would like or need.The question of what to do with those batteries is at the front of Nissan's collective mind.Nissan's data shows that its EV batteries will outlive its EVs by a decade or more, Automotive News Europe reports, citing comments from Francisco Carranza, the managing director of Renault-Nissan's energy division."We are going to have to recover those batteries," Carranza said during an ANE conference this week, and the company is currently investigating how to best use those batteries.If the battery itself is viable for about 20 years, they should be put to use in a way that can benefit.Last July, Nissan announced that it was using 148 Leaf batteries to create 3 megawatts of storage for Amsterdam's Johan Crujiff ArenA (yes, that's how they capitalize it), allowing it to generate solar power and save it for later use.
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Reports suggest Facebook is in the process of developing its own cryptocurrency, with plans to launch in as many as a dozen countries as early as Q1 2020.The cryptocurrency could be unveiled to the world by the end of the year, with plans to kick off operations during the first quarter of 2020.It would appear this is one of the more radical ideas from Facebook to differentiate its business, removing the dependency on the increasingly under-fire data sharing economy.While the idea of virtual currencies is not particularly new, real-world applications will escape the imaginations of most.In this example, Facebook may want to move towards a more dominant position in the digital economy, enabling purchases through its various different products.Cryptocurrency will become an important facet of this process, firstly to encourage people to purchase through the products instead of going directly to the advertiser, and secondly, allowing people without bank accounts to engage in eCommerce.
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There's a monster sale happening on Instant Pot but it won't last long.The perfect secret weapon for your summer BBQ, Instant Pot can speedily cook a brisket, roast or rack of ribs to be finished on the grill.The 6-in-1 multi cooker does more than most of your other kitchen cooking gadgets combined and is the perfect guard against busy weeknights that leave little or no time for cooking.This chic black stainless steel 6-quart Instant Pot is on sale for just $50 (down from $99) but is likely to sell out so strike fast.And for more check out these ideas for quick and easy Instant Pot meals.Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.
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Third-party risk, including supply chain weaknesses, is a hot topic among board roomsA separate study found that, although the share price of breach-affected companies shows its sharpest drop 14 days after the breach is made public, there is still a discernible impact on the organisation’s stock valuation three years post-event.We are still very much in the midst of a shift in mindset from a technology-centric to a business-centric view of cyber threats.CISOs need both technical expertise in analysing and interpreting threat metrics and technology performance, and the ability to apply these skills in a broader business context for board directors so they can deliver strategic cyber risk oversight and governance for the business.Reporting to the Board – From Numbers to NarrativeWhile increasingly boards are factoring cyber skillsets into their succession planning when recruiting new board members, most current board directors don’t have deep experience in cybersecurity.
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IT is constantly evolving as it adapts and adjusts to a tumultuous business climate.Digital transformation is driving IT initiatives at an unprecedented level, but organizations still have plenty of room to grow.A combined 44% of organizations surveyed by ESG said they currently have not implemented or are just starting to implement digital transformation initiatives.This effort is business-critical: 86% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that if they do not embrace digital transformation, they will be a less competitive and/or effective organization.Storage and data protection were of particular note.Forty-five percent of the organizations surveyed by ESG indicated that they will increase their spending in data protection, and 42% will increase their storage infrastructure spending.
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ANN ARBOR--Falls are a leading cause of hospitalizations and emergency room visits among older adults, but until now, little was known about the relationship between falls and hospital readmissions.A new University of Michigan study found that in people 65 or older, fall-related injuries within a month of hospital discharge ranked as high as the third-leading diagnosis for readmission.The findings suggest that by emphasizing personalized fall prevention before discharge, especially for at-risk patients, hospitals could improve patients' recovery and mobility, and minimize costly fall-related penalties, said principal investigator Geoffrey Hoffman, an assistant professor at the U-M School of Nursing."Falls are a trifecta in terms of reasons why they need an increased focus," said Hoffman, who also is a member of the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation."They are highly prevalent, cause a lot of damage, including death, and they are preventable.However, fall prevention is being left out of the discharge planning conversation and that needs to change."
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DGIST faculty clarified that the fundamental neural circuit mechanism involved in antidepressant efficacy to treat depression, one of serious mental diseases in today's society.This is expected to contribute to the development of next antidepressant that can advance the effects and speed of treatment in the future.DGIST announced on Thurs., May 16th that Professor Yong-Seok Oh's research team at the Department of Brain-Cognitive Science discovered that the activity changes of mossy cells that located in the hippocampus1 which associated with emotion regulation play a crucial role in the treatment efficacy of serotoninergic2 antidepressant.Depression is a serious mental disease that can not only devastates the quality of the life of patients and families but can also even lead to suicide in an extreme case.South Korea has had the highest suicide rates among OECD countries (24.3 people per population of 100,000 as of 2017) and a total of 566.4 billion KRW has been spent on medical fees, showing that depression is becoming a socioeconomically serious problem.Although serotonin antidepressant (SSRI3 and SNRI4) are most widely prescribed to treat depression, they have limitations such as high drug-resistance, various side-effects, and treatment effect delays.
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Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" found a simple and efficient way of strengthening aluminum-based composite materials.Doping aluminum melt with nickel and lanthanum, scientists managed to create a material combining benefits of both composite materials and standard alloys: flexibility, strength, lightness.Scientists from NUST MISIS scientific school "Phase Transitions and Development of Non-Ferrous Alloys" created a new strong Al-Ni-La composite for aircraft and automobile industry."Our research group, led by Professor Nikolai Belov, has worked on the creation of aluminum-based composites for many years.Previously, researchers were limited to the study of systems in which it is obviously impossible to obtain an effective reinforcing structure.Or they manufactured composite materials by labor-intensive powder metallurgy methods (sintering of powders), or liquid-phase technologies of kneading nanoparticles in the melt", Torgom Akopyan, one of the authors, researcher at NUST MISIS Department of Metal Forming, comments.
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However, an interdisciplinary research team from the universities of Göttingen, Duisburg-Essen and Trier has observed that cooperation between humans and machines can work much better than just human or just robot teams alone.The results were published in the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.The research team simulated a process from production logistics, such as the typical supply of materials for use in the car or engineering industries.A team of human drivers, a team of robots and a mixed team of humans and robots were assigned transport tasks using vehicles.The results were that the mixed team of humans and robots were able to beat the other teams; this coordination of processes was most efficient and caused the fewest accidents.This was quite unexpected, as the highest levels of efficiency are often assumed to belong to those systems that are completely automated.
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The great flagship hope of Windows Mixed Reality, the HP Reverb, has finally stumbled its way out the UK gate a month behind schedule.Rocking a resolution of 2,160 x 2,160 per eye (a combined 4,320 x 2,160), Windows Mixed Reality fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the headset, under whose feet the weedier resolutions of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive series would be crushed.However, with great advances come, er, great problems as the company struggled to deposit stock in the channel and buyers were left to ponder just what the heck was going on as promised shipping dates for the end of April came and went.VR technology has plateaued somewhat over the years, with end-user devices reaching a certain resolution and field of view before running out of steam, leaving wearers acutely aware of staring at a screen a few centimetres from their eyeballs.The Reverb, judging by some of the more breathless coverage, addresses the former with greater-than 4K resolution rendering details such as lettering at a level that leaves the competition in a blurry mess.A few extra horizontal degrees will also help with the latter, although we suspect the whole "looking at the world through a diving mask" will persist until display makers make the FOV wider still.
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The National Football League has completed its seven-month search for a new executive to help lead its media strategy.Dave Bolger will join the league as vp, consumer media, bringing 20 years of ad agency experience to the role.He most recently served as chief media officer at Trilia, the media division of Boston-based IPG agency Hill Holliday.“He did a great job leading Trilia, our media practice, and his insight, humor and wit will be missed.The NFL is lucky to have him on their team and we can take comfort in knowing that he will always be rooting for the Pats.”A Hill Holliday representative confirmed that the agency is currently looking for a new media chief.
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The number of cyber attacks is estimated to have risen by 67% over the last five years, with the majority of these data breaches being traced back to human error.But protecting ourselves against cyber security threats can be extremely complicated.Not only is the technology we use on a daily basis getting more complex, but attackers are constantly finding new ways to bypass security measures.Many people are exhausted and turned off by seemingly endless reports of data breaches in the news – an effect referred to as “privacy fatigue”.They can become weary of installing software updates, updating privacy settings or changing passwords – or simply fear that such precautions are pointless.When people are trying to complete other tasks, they might not remember to stay secure, particularly when doing so makes their job more difficult or time consuming.
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Amazon's really going for it today.We've been taking a look at a lot of Bank Holiday sales already this week and Amazon has some cracking deals today on a range of it's own devices.We're not kidding with that headline though.£29.99 for an Amazon Echo Dot is as low as Amazon have ever discounted the small smart speaker down to as an individual purchase.And given Amazon Prime Day is all about the best chance to get the best deal on Amazon devices, we'd like to think Amazon still has something up its sleeve for the big day.£25 for a new Amazon Echo Dot anyone?
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The east coast American city of Baltimore is still struggling to restore its crippled computers and IT infrastructure after a devastating ransomware attack.The cyber attack struck Baltimore’s computers on 7 May, but nearly a month later, most online city services and 10,000 computers remain crippled.Matters have not been helped after it was reported that Google had inadvertently thwarted the city’s attempts to restore communications between citizens and staff when it shut down GMail accounts.This attack shows the devastating nature of ransomware attacks.Last month US research AppRiver revealed a worrying admission about the actions of American companies after they are struck with a ransomware attack.It found that more than half of executives (55 percent) at small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) state they would pay hackers to recover their stolen data in ransomware attacks.
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NASA’s exoplanet-hunting TESS spacecraft has spotted three comets orbiting a star 64 light-years away, according to a new paper.Scientists have already detected comet-like objects orbiting other stars, but these three are the first to be seen in data from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission.The finding demonstrates the kinds of exciting discoveries likely to come from this relatively new mission, which launched in April 2018.The study’s first author, master’s student Sebastian Zieba from Austria’s University of Innsbruck, was analyzing TESS observations of Beta Pictoris, a well-known bright star in the southern sky.Scientists already knew that this star was interesting – it has an exoplanet and a carbon-rich disk.But Beta Pictoris can be a difficult star to study, explained Zieba’s advisor, Konstanze Zwintz.
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