When developer Niantic launched Pokémon Go in the summer of 2016, it did so at maximum velocity.The game’s blend of simple mechanics and next-level augmented reality sparked a months-long stretch of virality, followed by years of low-key dominance.The studio’s follow-up, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, debuted Thursday on iOS and Android.It must have been tempting to turn Wizards Unite into Pokémon 2.0.An event known as the Calamity has resulted in many items of value—known as Foundables—gone missing.There are Fortresses and Greenhouses and Inns.
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Carriers complain that the parts of the spectrum reserved for smartphone use are increasingly crowded, at least in urban areas.Education groups and the wireless industry have been asking the FCC to license the rest for years.Tribal Nations will get a chance to apply for the unassigned licenses; the remaining licenses will be auctioned off."Too much of this spectrum, which is prime spectrum for next generation mobile operations, including 5G, has lain fallow for more than 20 years," the FCC proposal says."We are replacing an outdated regulatory regime, developed in the days when educational TV was the only use envisioned for this spectrum."Critics of the new proposal say the FCC's plan will hand more control over public airwaves to commercial interests at the expense of communities and educational organizations.
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It's not that the technique doesn't work, it's just really slow, and can leave you with enormous, puffy blisters across your palms.Equally interesting: blacksmiths, Native American potters and adobe-house builders, fletchers and coopers (that's arrow- and barrel-makers), glaziers making glass from sand, cooks trying a mac and cheese recipe written in 1784.Banner looks out of time herself, and a bit like a young Mary Poppins.When she makes a Victorian walking skirt or 15th century gown, she has patterns and specialist knowledge courtesy of her time at London's School of Historical Dress, but educated guesswork has to fill in the gaps between reference images and reality.My favorite is Secrets of the Castle, in which she manages to keep it real while rocking a wimple and sleeping in a muddy hole on a bed made of rushes.)You may have encountered it at its most kid-friendly in living history museums like Colonial Williamsburg or at its most LARP-y at a historical reenactment.
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Making sure that all these preferences do not shape the outcome of the test is crucial for its credibility.In the age of the internet and social media, however, trial participants can easily find each other – through patient groups for example – to discuss and compare treatments and outcomes, potentially unblinding the trial.But how common is that and what impact could it have on medical research?The experiment compares the outcomes of a group of patients who receive the new drug, with those of a group of like patients who do not.While there typically is no proof, it is then very likely that the allocation of treatments hasn’t been neutral: patients may have swapped treatments, or doctors may have assigned their favorite drug to one group of patients.And a biased outcome is not useful for making decisions about drugs.
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Long before Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram ruled the social media world, there was Myspace.One of the earliest social networks crossed the mark of 100 million users in 2006.However, a report published by Vice today suggests that its employees used a specific tool to spy on its users.The report notes that employees used the tool named ‘Overlord’ (apt, evil name), to look at users’ passwords and messages.While ‘Overlord’ was designed to moderate the platform, and cater to data requests from authorities, some employees used it to snoop on people without their knowledge.Sources told Vice that the tool was easy to use and some people took advantage of it to sneakily check on their ex-partners.
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If there's one small advantage that iPhone cameras have over their Android counterparts, it's that they capture a larger range of colors, but it looks like Google might catch up in that regard, judging by lines of code found in the Google Camera app.Discovered by XDA Developers, the lines of code would allow the camera app on Android devices to capture images in the P3 color gamut instead of sRGB – and this could make a substantial difference, though notably the code is currently disabled, so Google hasn't made the change yet.sRGB is the color gamut used by all Android phones, and it captures a 25% smaller range of colors than P3, which all iPhones since the iPhone 7 have used.Currently Android phones are limited to sRGB not due to their hardware but due to the lack of color management in Android apps.So even though devices with high-end sensors certainly have the ability to capture these colors, the Android software doesn't support them.Google has previously said that it would move to supporting a wide color gamut (of which P3 is one), but hasn't given a timeline.
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That’s the burning question with the new 2020 Acura RDX, which uses a redesigned touchpad interface.The key feature is absolute cursor positioning, which means when you touch the pad and move your finger, your selection is based on where you touch, not where you move.To explain that a little more, imagine you want to select the navigation map.On most cars with a touchpad interface (like BMW, Audi and Lexus), where you press initially doesn't matter so much – it's where you eventually move your finger that counts.The touchpad is just below the screen, but still not down in between the seats or nestled next to the gear shifter.Instead it is about halfway up the dashboard, a natural resting place for your hand as you drive.
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(San Antonio, June 25, 2019) -- Working with local architecture firm Ford, Powell & Carson and the Archdiocese of San Antonio, the UTSA Center for Cultural Sustainability (CCS) will conduct a 12-month assessment of indoor climate management and make recommendations for energy-efficient upgrades at Mission Concepción.Antonio Martinez-Molina, an assistant professor in the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, is leading the project."Modern-day parishioners expect a certain level of comfort inside the church during the summer months and an active congregation is essential to the outstanding universal values of this UNESCO World Heritage site."Finally, thermal photography and other assessment technologies will be used to analyze the mission's walls to learn where humidity is concentrated.The CCS anticipates that the results will serve as a model for other historic stone structures in hot-humid climates throughout the South and Southwest, potentially allowing the San Antonio Missions to become pioneers in the use of energy-efficient upgrades at cultural heritage resources in the US.During that 2018 project, UTSA researchers William Dupont and Angela Lombardi discovered a higher degree of degradation in the walls closest to the HVAC system's exterior condenser unit.
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Microsoft may be having a change of heart when it comes to its range of Windows Mixed Reality headsets – if the models stocked on its own website is anything to go by.As spotted by RoadtoVR, Microsoft has culled most of the Mixed Reality headsets ranges previously on its US store.The only remaining model on sale is the Samsung HMD Odyssey+, while the Lenovo Explorer and Asus Windows Mixed Reality headsets are both listed as out of stock.The UK site only has an HP model still listed.HP Reverb review: the sharpest headset we've put our eyes toWhile Microsoft hasn't given an official announcement for any of these models being discontinued, it looks like headsets are disappearing elsewhere too.
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Hotel chain startup Oyo today denied rumors that the India-based firm has fired 1,000-plus employees from its China team.But the startup – valued at US$5.7 billion amid global expansion of its Uber-for-motels business – did confirm to Tech in Asia that some people were fired, with a PR spokesperson based in China saying it will “not continue to hold low performers in the organization.”The spokesperson said Oyo is still expanding – with an eye on “sustainable performance growth” – and has 8,500 global employees at present, rising to 10,000 by year end, and then 15,000 in 2020.Chinese tech blog Jiemian yesterday reported that half of the estimated 2,000 business development team at Oyo China had been axed, plus an additional half of staff on the operations team (of an unspecified size), but an Oyo representative in China today would not confirm the number.Another executive, Sundeep Babbar, told us today there’s “a lot of wrong information” going around, but likewise declined to give specific details.Jiemian’s report also claims, citing insiders familiar with the matter, that Oyo is spending around US$22 million per month on its China operations – mostly on personnel.
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“Oh, like the Wendy’s Twitter account?”I’ve had variations on the above conversation more times than I can count.No one has the patience for, “I write business-to-business content designed to help people do their jobs better, which also builds affinity for a client brand, with the end goal of influencing purchase decisions.”So most people think I just write fun stuff all day, that it’s a purely creative job.Here’s my list of must-have B2B content marketing skills.12 Must-Have B2B Content Marketing Skills
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Despite changing its policy on alcohol last year, passengers on Eurostar have only just noticed, and they're not happy about it.According to Eurostar, the restricted alcohol policy was rolled out last Autumn.If you were intending on getting rat-arsed, you'll have to shell out for the alcohol served on board presumably, as you're now limited to four beers (cans or bottles) or one bottle of wine per person.If you'd like to cart extra alcohol back home with you, you can use the Eurodespatch registered luggage service, so you're really only in the shit here if you want to bring spirits with you - for supping on or as a gift - or if you don't want to pay the extra Eurodespatch fee of £30 per item."This decision was made to maintain a pleasant environment on board for all our travellers," a Eurostar spokesman told the Express."Those that wish to take more with them for consumption at home can do so using our registered luggage service, EuroDespatch."
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Video shows the moment the central booster of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket crashed into the sea and exploded during a test in Florida Tuesday.Prior to the launch, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk described it as "our most difficult launch ever."Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storiesA core part of a SpaceX rocket narrowly missed a landing pad, crashed into the sea, and exploded during a test that CEO Elon Musk described as the "most difficult" in company history.ET on Tuesday, a Falcon Heavy rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the third time Falcon Heavy has been launched since its introduction in February 2018.It launched with three reusable boosters, two of which made it back to earth in one piece.
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Earlier in May, Sprint turned on its 5G network in four cities, and its coverage was impressively consistent when we tested it first-hand in Dallas with the LG V50 ThinQ.In April, Sprint and AT reached a settlement after Sprint sued AT for displaying "5G E" connectivity on some of its phones, including iPhones.Despite all these legal issues, that doesn't mean Apple is totally ignoring 5G.As mentioned before, some iPhone models on AT are displaying the misleading "5G E" symbol on its network.Priced at $1,300 and originally unveiled during Unpacked, it has a 6.7-inch display, four rear cameras and the ability to wirelessly charge other devices.Interested buyers will have to be on Verizon's Above or Beyond unlimited plans to access 5G on phones.
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It’s mind-boggling that the already massive Southeast Asian ecommerce industry is still growing at an exponential rate.Google and Temasek analysts forecast that the region’s business-to-consumer market will hit US$88 billion by 2025.According to Nguyen Quang Thuat, senior logistics director of Vietnamese consumer-to-consumer ecommerce platform Sendo and director of SenMall, the company’s B2C marketplace, the prime movers of the region’s ecommerce potential are the shifting power dynamics between corporations and consumers in the region.Southeast Asian consumers are young and increasingly affluent, living in a region where big-box retail is scarce.Most importantly, they’re more online than any other generation that came before: Nguyen cites Google research that estimates around 3.8 million new users coming online each month, making Southeast Asia the “world’s hottest online battleground,” he says.Southeast Asian businesses can’t afford to sleep on these potential huge wins, and they have to make serious pivots and major bets to reach the region’s diverse, future-first consumers.
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I found some interesting statistics in this RedLock article that illustrate the severity of the cloud security problem:Only 7 percent of businesses have good visibility of all critical data, and 58 percent say they only have slight visibility.Vulnerabilities: 24 percent of organizations have hosts missing high-severity patches in the public cloud.Almost half (49 percent) of databases are not encrypted.| Also: InfoWorld helps you identify the right tools for the job: AWS cloud services guide.• Google Cloud Platform services guide.
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When we think about enterprise applications it’s easy to think only of the code that runs behind our firewalls, in our data centers, and in instances running on public clouds.We usually forget one of the more important aspects of modern business: connecting businesses together, securely.Application integration lies at the heart of much business application development, constructing workflows that link business systems, sending messages between applications that may not have common APIs.There’s a lot of message and workflow architecture out there, linking older mainframes and modern systems, or connecting organizations in a supply chain.Those supply chains underpin much of our modern industrial manufacturing processes, with workflow software providing the information that links the elements of complex just-in-time systems.They’re powerful tools that need to link any and all line-of-business systems without knowing exactly what’s at the other end of a connection.
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Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff.Social platforms like Facebook walk a fine line between being handy and consuming your whole life.Whether your screen time notification says you’ve spent a horrendous amount of time on your phone today, or you just don’t feel the need to share every inch of your life on a news feed anymore — it might be time to finally pull the plug on your online life and delete your account temporarily… or forever.Although deleting your Facebook account sounds simple enough, it’s actually deceptively hard.Social media platforms make money off you, so the last thing they want is for you to stop your incessant scrolling and sharing.But don’t worry, we’ve produced an easy, step-by-step guide on how to delete your Facebook profile so you can get out from under them for good — or just enough time to give you a break before you dive back in.
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BoE raises “concentration risk and lack of substitutability”The Bank of England (BoE) needs to “embrace the cloud”, according to the Future of Finance report it commissioned from banker Huw van Steenis.In it, he notes that cloud technologies have matured to the point “they can meet the high expectations of regulators and financial services.”“UK banks and insurers lag global leaders, and many firms I met are keen to take advantage of cloud at scale,” van Steenis noted, highlighting a Finastra survey that found 43 percent of UK financials said they thought complex regulatory requirements were the key barrier to cloud adoption.But the Central Bank has ongoing concerns about “concentration risk and lack of substitutability” its response reveals, pointing to lingering worries about the wisdom of putting critical financial applications on someone else’s infrastructure, which has not been immune to resilience issues.Bank of England Cloud Response: Yes, But…
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