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On CNET's I'm So Obsessed podcast, filmmaker Dawn Porter and former White House photographer Pete Souza discuss their documentary, The Way I See It, and remind us that being president of the United States requires dignity and thinking for others.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at age 87. The Senate majority leader has said he would push for filling a vacancy even in an election year.
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Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple bought music recognition app Shazam in 2018, and now it’s integrating it into iOS in another big way — a new Music Recognition feature can identify songs playing around you as well as in apps on your phone. And it even works when you’re listening to music on your headphones. The new feature is available as a toggle in Control Center, but it does require a developer beta of iOS 14.2 if you want to try it right now. That toggle will look like a little Shazam icon, and you just need to tap it for your iPhone to start listening. Image: Apple You could already use Siri to summon Shazam and identify songs playing around you, but being able to identify music in your apps could be handy too — if, say, you’re wondering... Continue reading…
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A few days ago, statistical agency, Counterpoint Research, released an analysis report on the mobile phone AP (application processor) market in the second quarter of ... The post MediaTek and HiSilicon rise as Qualcomm plunge in the mobile chip market appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Why we think Oct. 13 or 14 are the two most likely dates.
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Earlier today, we heard a rumor that claimed Sony may be encountering some production woes with the PlayStation 5. According to that report, Sony had cut estimated PlayStation 5 production for the current fiscal year by a not-insignificant 4 million units because of yield issues with the SoC that will be at the center of the console. Now Sony has … Continue reading
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In recent times, Huawei has been fighting for its survival in the manufacturing industry. Nevertheless, looking at the advancement of Huawei, things are not as ... The post Huawei and Honor will launch 66W mobile power bank appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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The prosecutor worked on Barr and John Durham's probe into the origins of the Russia investigation but reportedly resigned because of Barr's actions.
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In recent weeks and months, Apple has been catching some heat for its App Store rules, particularly as they apply to gaming apps. Not only has Apple come under fire from Epic for the fact that it takes a 30% cut from each in-app purchase, but the company has also drawn criticism from Facebook and Microsoft, as its App Store … Continue reading
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Ubisoft today had its second Forward presentation, in which it revealed more details about its upcoming games they didn’t have time for in between the news about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Far Cry 6 last time. Here are the major reveals you need to know about. Just as a side note, Ubisoft‘s virtual conference comes at a particularly difficult time for the company, as several incidents of sexual misconduct, harassment, and racism have come to light. CEO Yves Guillemot issued a statement before the show started acknowledging the issues, and pledging to do better, as is usual for these sorts of things. While it doesn’t really… This story continues at The Next Web
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Matt Hancock has said it will take “weeks” to fix problems with the UK’s coronavirus testing capacity that has left some people unable to get tested.Sarah-Jane Marsh, the director of testing at NHS Test and Trace, apologised for the problem on Tuesday morning.“All of our testing sites have capacity, which is why they don’t look overcrowded, its our laboratory processing that is the critical pinch-point. We are doing all we can to expand quickly,” she said.It came after a dramatic spike in the number of new cases were reported across the country.There were a further 2,948 lab-confirmed cases in the UK as of 9am on Monday, following the 2,988 reported on Sunday, which was the largest daily figure since May.Speaking to the Commons health committee on Tuesday, Hancock said the government was working “incredibly hard” to make sure people could get a test.“We are doing everything we can, we have had these operational issues,” he said.“We have had a problem with a couple of contracts.“It’s a matter of a couple of weeks until we can get all of that sorted, in the short term, in the immediate term, we’ve already put in certain solutions to make sure people don’t have to travel more than 75 miles.“I appreciate 75 miles is far longer than you would want to go and indeed the vast majority of tests are much closer than that.”Hancock also warned the public not to become “relaxed” about the virus and that “all options” remained on the table if cases continued to rise.“We have seen in other countries if you don’t take a second spike seriously then it can it lead to very serious problems,” he said.Earlier on Tuesday England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty echoed concerns raised by his deputy Jonathan Van-Tam.“We have, through the extraordinary efforts of the whole population, got Covid rates right down,” Whitty said on Twitter.“They are now rising again especially in those aged 17 to 29. If we stop social distancing Covid comes back. We all need to protect others.”It has been reported the government is considering reducing the maximum number of people who can legally gather in a private home in England to suppress the rise in cases. Under current rules it is illegal for more than 30 people to meet in a house. Anyone caught breaking the law is subject to a £100 fine, doubling on each subsequent offence up to £3,200Related... UK Records Almost 3,000 New Coronavirus Cases For Second Day Running
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Save money and stay comfortable with a smart thermostat without the need to make frequent adjustments.
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Series superfans, budding cryptozoologists, and enthusiasts of all things spooky, step right up.
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Ask any watch fan, and they’ll probably be able to tell you when they fell in love for the first time. For me, it was on July 22, 2013. There it was, a post on Facebook featuring a Rolex Red Submariner with full-box and paperwork, up for auction at Christie’s auction house in New York. It was everything a vintage … Continue reading
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Photo by James Bareham / The Verge If you still play Pokémon Go on a smartphone or tablet running Android 5.0 “Lollipop” or iOS 10 or 11, you’ll no longer be able to access the game when Niantic pushes an update in mid-October. The Pokémon Go Twitter account confirmed that two popular older phones also won’t make the cut: the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 are being left behind, despite the fact both phones can be upgraded to run iOS 12. “iPhone 5S and 6 have just 1 GB of RAM, and we don’t want to hold back development and implementation of features for the vast majority of players who have more robust phones,” Niantic tells The Verge. All things considered, the performance on those devices probably wasn’t great. Pokémon Go might not be as demanding as some other titles, but it... Continue reading…
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Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District isn't just a competitive congressional race, but also casts a vote in the electoral college too.
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Please don't wax philosophical, please don't... Argh: 'Work is something you do, an outcome, not a place or a time' In and amongst Dell Technologies workplace existentialism and talk of "human transformation" in a pandemic, chief operating officer Jeff Clarke last night claimed the majority of his 165,000-strong workforce will not return to the office again on a regular basis.…
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iRobot advances robotic vacuum cleaning to give owners greater control of Roomba and Braava robots.
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But all that glitters is not cloud as losses widen The pandemic has sped up Splunk's forecast cloud biz mix by two years, with subscription sales now accounting for half of total software bookings. Sadly – for management – the big data cruncher's losses are widening.…
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There was a time when huge phones looked cool, as these classic commercials show
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HTC did it first! Yes, the Taiwanese manufacturer owned the audio company before Apple.
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Donald Trump again attacked the integrity of the American voting system Friday by warning that the country may “never know” the results of the upcoming presidential election because of mail-in ballots.The astonishing comment was the president’s latest evidence-free claim that casting mail-in ballots is “fraudulent” — before a single vote has even been cast in this year’s general election. Americans are likely to use mail-in voting more than ever to avoid the risk of contracting Covid-19 at polling stations in November.A large volume of mail-in ballots would be a “tremendous embarrassment to our country,” Trump insisted in a speech in Virginia to the conservative Council for National Policy. Trump voted by mail last week in Florida’s primary.Critics say Trump’s assault on mail-in ballots is his attempt to sway the vote in his favour by reducing the number of voters, especially supporters of his rival, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden — and to establish a fake justification for rejecting results in the event of his loss.“You’ll never have an election count on November 3rd,” Trump declared. “You’re not going to be able to know the end of this election, in my opinion, for weeks, months — maybe never. It may be years, but maybe never,” he added. “Because once you go past the first week, you’re never going to know.”The president claimed that after a week of counting votes, “they” are going to be “taking them and hiding them.” He didn’t identify who “they” are.“I don’t like this mail-in ballot deal,” he said earlier. “It’s so mixed up, so fraudulent.” Trump also inaccurately indicated that speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi would replace him if the election isn’t settled when his term is up.“You know, there’s a theory that if you don’t have it by the end of the year, crazy Nancy Pelosi would become president. You know that, right?” Trump asked. “I don’t know if it’s a theory or a fact [but] ... that’s not good,” he added.“That’s part of their whole act,” Trump noted, reinforcing conspiracy theories that there is some kind of plot against him. “Put that in the hopper. Add that to everything else,” the president said. “It’s a disgrace.”Ellen Weintraub, a member of the Federal Election Commission, warned earlier this month that there’s a “substantial chance” election winners, including for the presidency, won’t be called the night of the vote. The commissioner urged voters to be patient while extra care is taken to tally all the votes “accurately” in order to “ensure that everyone’s vote counts.”Weintraub assured voters, however, that mail-in voting is “absolutely” reliable, noting that one-quarter of all votes in the 2016 presidential election were cast with mail-in ballots (which can also be dropped off at polling stations or in drop boxes, she pointed out). Related... If You Think Calling Us 'Angry Black Women' Is An Insult, You'd Better Think Again Trump Cooks Up Wacky New Birther Slam: Joe Biden Wasn't Born In Pennsylvania Biden Accepts Democratic Presidential Nomination: ‘I’ll Be An Ally Of The Light’
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The update boasts a visual overhaul, new notifications, a faster Safari experience, and upgraded Messages.
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(University College London) Contract tracing apps used to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are unlikely to be effective without proper uptake and support from concurrent control measures, finds a new study by UCL researchers. The systematic review*, published in Lancet Digital Health, shows that large-scale manual contact tracing alongside other public health control measures - such as physical distancing and closure of indoor spaces such as pubs - is likely to be required in conjunction with automated approaches.
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The BlackBerry — arguably once the world’s most popular phone – is making a return in 2021. True to its iconic design, the new handset is slated to feature a physical keyboard. It’ll also support 5G connectivity and run on Android, similarly to other more recent BlackBerry reboots. But let me hit you with the disclaimer before you rush to any conclusions: BlackBerry won’t actually be making the phone. Instead the company has licensed the manufacturing rights to Texas-based OnwardMobility. The startup will also collaborate with Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile, which will help design and manufacture the device. “BlackBerry smartphones are… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Blackberry
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Samsung’s $500 Galaxy A51 5G will arrive on AT&T on August 21st, joining T-Mobile (which got the device on August 7th) and Verizon (which got a mmWave-equipped A51 5G UW variant on August 13th). As the name may imply, the A51 5G is the 5G version of the standard $399 A51, which was released back in May, but it improves on the regular model in a few ways, offering a more powerful Exynos 980 processor, 6GB of RAM and a larger 4,500mAh battery. Carrier locks aside, the AT&T version of the A51 5G is virtually the same as the T-Mobile model, with 128GB of internal storage, a 6.5-inch OLED display, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a quad-camera array led by a 48-megapixel main lens. But unlike the Verizon model (which costs $50 more and swaps the... Continue reading…
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It isn’t clear how and when storytellers are going to be able to get back into regularly weaving dreams into films and television.
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