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Epic Games returned its classic Dusty Depot location on the Fortnite battle royale island with the arrival of Season X on August 1.It’s clear that time warping has some major role in this season’s plotline as evidenced not only by the location’s revival, but also the giant meteor that destroyed it being frozen in the sky just ahead of impact.Players have noted that the revived location is now evolving.The destination is in the center of the island and was, in the earlier game seasons, fairly barren with the exception of three large barn-shaped warehouses.The location was transformed into Dusty Divot due to the impact of a large meteor a handful of seasons ago.Changes to the destination indicate that in the game’s wider storyline, residents of the island are studying the frozen meteor and, perhaps, taking steps to prevent its destruction of the land just behind the three buildings.
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Apple may have an edge in the smartwatch market but for those looking to get into tiptop shape, Garmin smartwatches are equitably reliable.Now, if you find the price of this double-duty wearable quite alarming, Amazon is running a sale on these Garmin smartwatches by up to 33%.The Garmin Forerunner 235 is a fitness tracker you’d particularly enjoy when you’re well into running.Other features that may come in handy would be having access to the weather, audio prompts, Connect IQ store, as well as VO2 Max Estimate that gauges the breaths you take during the course of a run or any other activity.The accompanying Garmin Connect App automatically uploads whatever activity was tracked during the day, be it the number of steps you took, the hours of sleep you got, as well as the calories burnt over distance.Though there aren’t any other apps available, syncing your smartwatch to your smartphone via Bluetooth will enable smart notifications such as emails, messages, calls, and the like.
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That was the reaction of a lot of people when they heard about the discovery of a sneaky asteroid we didn't know existed until it zipped by Earth (at a safe distance) on July 25.Now we know a lot more about it thanks to telescope observations.We weren't in danger of losing a chunk of our planet to asteroid 2019 OK, but it was detected just the day before it slipped past, and that's the worrying part.The European Space Agency had enough time to ask two telescopes in the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) to take a look at the asteroid right before its flyby.The asteroid looks like a dark blob, but the observations are helping us learn more about 2019 OK.We now know the asteroid flew by at a distance of just 40,000 miles (65,000 kilometers).
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The 20-year-old left the show early after breaking an unspecified rule.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 2019 Formula 1 season has seen Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes storming ahead but after a literal storm in Germany the young Max Verstappen managed to take the win.Now anything can happen for this week's Hungarian Grand Prix - and you can stream F1 live - no matter where on Earth you are - with this very guide.The 2019 F1 season has reached Hungary for the Budapest-based track of the Hungaroring.Thanks to a distinct lack of straights, this track is often compared to a go karting circuit, taking the drivers back to what they learned on - only with way, WAY more power.Red Bull will be trying to maintain momentum after that Verstappen win at Hockenheim while Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat got the team its second ever podium with a third place behind Sebastian Vettel - meaning they'll all be coming out hard from the outset.And you can see all the exciting racing using an F1 live stream from anywhere in the world – here's how.
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The sad tale of a US resident who fell ill while traveling abroad has prompted an ominous warning from health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—that is, that the most horrifying, highly drug-resistant infections known to health experts tend to travel in packs.The patient who prompted the warning was traveling in Kenya in the late summer of 2018 when a cerebral hemorrhage struck.The brain bleed landed the traveler in a hospital there for a month, during which time doctors performed a variety of procedures.Those included placing a feeding tube and inserting a breathing tube into the neck.The patient encountered several complications during the treatments, including sepsis, pneumonia, and a urinary tract infection, requiring courses of potent antibiotic and anti-fungal medications.A deadly, drug-resistant fungus has swept the globe—here’s how it spreads
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Considering that just a few years ago, their business appeared to be on the brink of collapse amid a public relations crisis that made national news, Althea Lim and Vincent Ha are now calm and phlegmatic as they look back on the incident.The duo co-founded Gushcloud, a Singapore-based digital marketing agency for influencers.Just before Christmas in 2014, Gushcloud was rocked by allegations about its business practices that called its integrity into question.Xiaxue, a popular Singaporean blogger, made accusations in a blog post running more than 5,000 words.The drama – a forerunner of the YouTuber feuds that are now quotidian – stretched on for several months, and led to Gushcloud losing 90% of its Singaporean marketing campaigns, Lim and Ha reveal to Tech in Asia.The co-founders also talked to us about how they weathered the storm and put their business not just back on track but also on a new path.
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Analysts had expected Apple's revenue for the quarter ending in September to total $61.02 billion, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters.He highlighted "all-time record revenue from services, accelerating growth from wearables, strong performance from iPad and Mac and significant improvement in iPhone trends.""The balance of calendar 2019 will be an exciting period, with major launches on all of our platforms, new services and several new products," Cook said in a press release.Apple shares rose 2.9 percent to $214.90 in after-hours trading.While Apple has been diversifying its operations into new services and products, the iPhone remains its biggest moneymaker.We're all holding onto our phones longer (in the US, people upgrade about every three years instead of every two) and the biggest change to come to smartphones this year -- super-fast 5G connectivity -- likely won't arrive in the iPhone until late 2020 at the earliest.
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The UK’s biggest TV service, now on mobile.Find out more: freeview.co.uk For customer support tweet:
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It is thought to be that of Brenda Venables, 48, who was reported missing from her home in Kempsey by her husband.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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(Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes volunteered his help to build the case.)In some ways, last week’s news represented a culmination of the threads that have unspooled over this newsletter’s not-quite-two years: A dawning awareness of internet platforms’ size and power.The question that ricocheted out of the various settlements and probes was, of course, just how meaningful that action actually was.The company talked of the “major changes to how it builds products and operates as a company,” and of the “fundamental shift in the way we approach our work.”These changes and shifts were illustrated on an accompanying graphic, which touted efforts to “build privacy into every product” and generate various quarterly reports that must be signed by the CEO.Facebook had a different understanding of its own errors: The tech giant internally believed at most it should be paying into the hundreds of millions of dollars, and the company felt it could easily prevail in court if it had to battle the FTC over how it calculates fines and what qualifies as a violation.
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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has partnered with Silicon Valley and Lagos-based fintech startup Flutterwave to provide digital payments for African merchants using Alipay, TechCrunch reported.Why it matters: The partnership allows the Hangzhou-based firm the opportunity to expand its merchant network in Africa.Partnerships between payment players from China and Africa have become increasingly common largely due to trade activity between the two regions, which hit $200 billion in value last year and is expected to grow even further.Established companies in China, a country at the forefront of digital payments adoption, are in a position to benefit from Africa’s burgeoning fintech sector and rapid digitalization of businesses.Details: With the partnership, Flutterwave’s 60,000 merchants will be able to accept Alipay as a payment method and tap into the platform’s vast pool of over 1 billion users, according to CEO Olugbenga Agboola.An Alipay spokesperson confirmed with TechNode the Flutterwave agreement without revealing further details.
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1 hit since the chart began in 1958 — beating out Mariah Carey, whose collaboration with Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day,” had previously held the record.(“Old Town Road” has spent nearly four months at number one.)Twitter also posted a video on its music account, Twitter Music, starring the young rapper and meme impresario, in which he grabs Jack Dorsey’s badge and becomes CEO for the day.Demanding an edit button, and then firing a roomful of engineers when they didn’t begin typing fast enough.The two-minute clip was fun, and funny; honestly, seeing someone ask Twitter for something that users have been demanding for years, and the company stubbornly refusing to deliver, was cathartic.The fact that harassers, abusers, and other bad actors seem to flourish on the platform without consequence is demoralizing, to say the least, and not only because users have been clamoring for some kind of decisive action for years.
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After some major screen issues that sidelined the device, Samsung’s first foldable device will be re-released in September 2019.With flagship specs, two incredible screens, and six camera lenses, it’s a beast of a device — but more importantly, it heralds the introduction of a new age of smartphones.If you’re looking for a powerful Samsung flagship with a huge screen, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus should also be on the list of considerations.The futuristic Galaxy Fold, or the stylish and elegant Galaxy S10 Plus?Unfolded: 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Dynamic AMOLEDFolded: 1,680 x 720 pixels (397 pixels-per-inch).
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Tesla is getting ready to deliver the in-car video streaming services that CEO Elon Musk suggested would eventually come to the automaker’s cars ‘soon.’ Musk shared this (somewhat vague) updated timeline on Twitter over the weekend, after noting earlier in June at E3 that Tesla’s infotainment displays would eventually be getting YouTube and streaming video support.This is also the first time Musk has specifically said that both YouTube and Netflix would be coming, after previously noting that version 10 of the in-car software would support video streaming generally in reply to a question from a fan on Twitter.Musk added that these would be available to stream video only while the vehicle is stopped – but the plan is to change that once full self-driving becomes a reality.Once full autonomous driving capabilities are “approved by regulators,” Musk said, the plan is to turn on the ability to stream video in the vehicle while it’s in motion.This plan likely extends to Tesla’s in-car gaming features, too – though that’s a separate level of distraction since you’re actually interacting with what’s happening on the screen, which may not be the best idea for initial roll-out of autonomous features where a driver might be required to take over manual control in case of any incidents.The Tesla CEO said that the experience of watching video on Netflix and YouTube in a Tesla vehicle is akin to “an old school drive in movie experience, but with much better sound” and that it has an “immersive, cinematic feel” thanks to the surround audio available via the Tesla’s audio system and its “comfy seats.”
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However, that latter mode causes input “lag” because your actions aren’t fully rendered on the screen.Our starting point is 2012 when Nvidia’s Adaptive VSync entered the GeForce scene.While this solution helped maintain a tear-free visual experience and eliminated stutter, Nvidia wanted to provide gamers with a better, more immersive experience.Related: Nvidia’s new program helps creatives find the perfect laptopNvidia introduced G-Sync in 2013.The “vanilla” G-Sync batch offering standard features ranges from $379 to $818.
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Sony just took a great compact camera and made it even better with the RX100 VII — and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.Simply put, it took the RX100 VI and married it with features from the A9, Sony’s $4,500 full-frame flagship mirrorless camera.The new camera is due sometime in August for $1,200 which, we suspect, will cause a steep price drop in the previous version which currently sells at the same price.As Sony executives described it, the RX100 VII brings some of the power of the A9 — a sports-oriented camera that targets professional photographers — to a compact point-and-shoot that you can carry with you practically anywhere.But the RX100 VI was already fast, shooting a sizzling 24 frames per second at full resolution.The VII actually slows this down a little, to 20 fps, but builds on it by adding the A9’s signature ability to capture action with “blackout-free” shooting.
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According to Apple, it is about the design of the components, thus making it impossible to find comparable versions from other sources.It is clear from the published documents to the handelsrepresentanten, " reports CNBC.The members of the group are, among other things, the power supply unit, to the stainless steel stålhöljet, the printed circuit board and a ready-made, mice, and trackpads.All of which are subject to import duties of 25 per cent in the united states, of customs duties on China.Apple did not specify which product the components belong to, but the description indicates that there is a new Mac Pro.the Laptop as a cost of 6,000 dollars, and is scheduled to be released later this year.
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Overall, we know that Disney Plus will be an exclusive streaming home for all of Disney's theatrical releases in 2019 and beyond, starting with Captain Marvel at launch.Avengers: Endgame will be available on Disney Plus about a month after its US launch, becoming available to stream Dec. 11.It also will have all Pixar movies except Toy Story 4, which will have debuted in theaters five months before Disney Plus goes live.The cast aslo includes Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte.High School Musical: The Musical: The SeriesSprinkled with meta references, the 10-episode scripted series is set at the real-life East High where the original movie was filmed, and follows a group of students as they countdown to opening night of their school's first-ever production of High School Musical.
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Shopee, an online platform that connects shoppers and sellers across Southeast Asia and Taiwan, has become a formidable force in the growth of ecommerce data science and AI technologies.Its relentless determination to grow data science talent and skills in its home market of Singapore and beyond.The ecommerce player’s business is heavily driven by big data, according to Pan Yaozhang, Shopee’s head of data science.In the 2017/2018 Business Survey conducted by SGTech, 85% of firms said that despite improved revenues, manpower issues were proving to be their greatest challenge and could hamper further growth.Senior data scientist Shao Hongxin shares that he has worked on exciting projects that involve automating highly accurate translations of listing information.“Automating the translation services in chat functions helps to break the language barriers between sellers and customers, and can help to increase user satisfaction on both ends,” he says.
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In 2017, Facebook launched a messenger app for kids to let them safely chat only with people approved by their guardians.However, a recently discovered design flaw in the app allowed young users to do precisely the opposite: participate in group chats with adults, without their parents’ permission.This flaw let kids accept new people in a group chat or join a new group without any authorization.The Verge reported that over the last week, the company has been sending parents messages saying a technical error has allowed the child to be part of unauthorized groups, and it has closed these chats:We found a technical error that allowed [CHILD]’s friend [FRIEND] to create a group chat with [CHILD] and one or more of [FRIEND]’s parent-approved friends.We want you to know that we’ve turned off this group chat and are making sure that group chats like this won’t be allowed in the future.
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It isn't just the 2020 iPhone that could be getting a major revamp.Apple could be giving the Apple Watch a big update as soon as next year.According to a new report from Chinese-language Economic Daily News, spotted by MacRumors, the iPhone-maker could be set to give its Watch a pretty sizable update with the new screen technology.Unlike OLED, which the Apple Watch has used since its first iteration launched in 2015, MicoLED can allow for brighter displays that are more power-efficient than OLED.They also don't have the same risk of burn-in that OLED experiences.It isn't the first time that Apple has been rumored to be experimenting MicoLED.
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Uber and Lyft aren’t designed to transport people who need a little help getting out of the house or need someone to help get them from the doctor’s waiting room back to their home.While Uber, for example, has launched Uber Health to help patients get to their appointments, the drivers are not vetted with patient assistance in mind.This is where Onward comes in.Onward, with $1.5 million in seed funding from Royal Street Ventures, Matchstick Ventures and JPK Capital, launched a few months ago in the San Francisco Bay Area to help seniors safely get from point A to point B.Unlike Uber and Lyft, Onward offers roundtrip, door-to-door rides and aims to provide freedom for older adults who may feel isolated, Onward co-founder Mike Lewis told TechCrunch.The idea for Onward emerged from Lewis’ experience with his mother-in-law who had Alzheimer’s.
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“We all have a role to play.” That’s the theme for this season of Westworld, for humans and hosts alike, as shown in this new trailer.If you were puzzled by season 3’s previous trailer, which introduced new characters and new settings but didn’t have much in the way of familiar characters or locations, then this trailer gives more context.We see the incomparable Tessa Thompson’s Charlotte Hale, back in a power suit and strutting her stuff in the “real world” outside of the park.Compared to the previous trailer, which showed the world outside the park as grubby and dingy and seen from the point of view of a regular worker, the new trailer shows gleaming towers, expansive roofs, and the kinds of high-end luxury that the park’s guests are used to.Evan Rachel Wood’s Dolores is there too of course, getting her first glimpses of the world that was hidden from her for so long.And the narration suggests that she’ll be on the run, hiding from the police or from mercenaries hired by the park management to bring her in.
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Hulu’s revival of Veronica Mars has launched on the streaming service a week ahead of schedule, giving fans a surprising early look at the show’s fourth season.The first episode was originally scheduled to premiere on July 26, but show star Kristen Bell announced during San Diego Comic Con that the full batch of season 4 episodes are now available to stream.Veronica Mars originally aired on UPN and The CW; the first episode premiered on September 22, 2004, and the last episode aired on May 22, 2007.Though it had a very short run on television, the show was a hit with fans who, more than a decade later, are finally getting that coveted fourth season.As the show’s launch trailer shows, the character of Veronica Mars (played by Kristen Bell) has returned to her hometown of Neptune Beach, California, where she once again works as a sleuth.The trailer introduces viewers to the season’s mystery, putting Mars on the case of a string of bombings that have occurred in Neptune.
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You might want some privacy when consuming porn online, whether that’s going in incognito mode, locking the door, putting in headphones, or all of the above.And while this certainly conceals your activity from a roommate or someone who might look at your search history, researchers have demonstrated that your intimate browsing time is an open book to companies like Facebook and Google.A study published on Monday by researchers from Microsoft Research, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Pennsylvania explores how online porn activity is susceptible to being tracked by third-party websites, and the sensitive and supremely personal information attached to that activity.The researchers analysed 22,484 porn websites in March of last year and found that 93 percent of the pages leaked user data to a third party.The study also found that only 17 percent of the porn sites are encrypted, making user information especially vulnerable to hackers and bad actors.The dark truth is that your sexual data is still being tracked, and according to the study, it’s not just porn-specific sites interested in this data.
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It’s the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing, and Nvidia is using the anniversary to showing off the power of its current GPU technology.Using the RTX real-time ray tracing, which was the topic of the day at its recent GTC Conference.Nvidia employed its latest tech to make big improvements to the moon-landing demo it created five years ago and refined last year to demonstrate its Turing GPU architecture.The resulting simulation is a fully interactive graphic demo that models sunlight in real-time, providing a cinematic and realistic depiction of the Moon landing complete with accurate shadows, visor and metal surface reflections, and more.Already, Nvidia had put a lot of work into this simulation, which runs on some of its most advanced graphics hardware.When the team began constructing the virtual environment, they studied the lander, the actual reflectivity of astronaut’s space suits and the properties of the Moon’s surface dust and terrain.
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Choppy video taken by a camera next to Buzz Aldrin’s window is the only visual record we have of the first Moon landing.Using archival data and new high-res images, a team from NASA has recreated the Apollo 11 landing, showing Neil Armstrong’s perspective for the very first time.The camera mounted near Buzz Aldrin’s right-side window captured the historic scene in 16mm time-lapse, shooting the landing at a not-so-impressive 6 frames per second (24 fps is typically required to convey the impression of uninterrupted motion).What’s more, the limited view of the Lunar Module camera meant no visual record of Neil Armstrong’s perspective of the landing was recorded.And unlike the original 16mm source, the restoration shows the landing in crisp, high-resolution video.All critical facets of the landing were used to produce the simulation, including latitude, longitude, orientation, velocity, and altitude.
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Sprint is informing customers today of a serious security breach that has exposed subscriber information like billing addresses, phone numbers, and other detailed account information, according to ZDNet.The breach is a result of vulernability, the details of which are currently unknown, in a Samsung website advertising an “add a line” feature for active Sprint account holders.Sprint explained the breach in a letter sent out to consumers that was obtained by ZDNet.In the letter, Sprint says it was informed of the “unauthorized access” back in late June:On June 22, Sprint was informed of unauthorized access to your Sprint account using your account credentials via the Samsung.com “add a line” website.We take this matter, and all matters involving Sprint customer’s privacy, very seriously.
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British carmaker Lotus has unveiled the first car fully developed since the company got bought by Chinese automotive group Geely, and it’s an all-around stunner.Dubbed the Evija — pronounced “E-vi-ya” — this electric hypercar’s spec sheet implies that it will be able to stand up to some of the fastest cars in the world when it starts production in 2020.In true hypercar fashion, only 130 will be made, and they will each start at £1.5 million ($1.86 million).The price isn’t the Evija’s only spine-shivering number.The hypercar packs a 1,972-horsepower punch thanks to four electric motors, one dedicated to each wheel.It will have a top speed of over 200 miles per hour and can go from 0 to 60 miles per in under 3 seconds.
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