Windows 10 May 2019 Update apparently has serious issues with a reportedly small number of Surface Book 2 hybrids, specifically those with a discrete GPU, and Microsoft has seemingly blocked the upgrade on these machines for the time being (as it commonly does when potential hardware compatibility problems are discovered).Windows Latest spotted a number of posts on Reddit (and Twitter, along with Microsoft’s own feedback hub) made by users who have encountered this issue with their Surface Book 2, the vast majority of whom have a GTX 1060 graphics card (although a few reports mention the GTX 1050 as well).The problem as described by these users is that after installing the May 2019 Update, the discrete GPU keeps cutting out and disconnecting, effectively vanishing from the system temporarily.This means the Surface machine must fall back to use the (much slower) integrated GPU, and can result in a Blue Screen of Death, with some users complaining that such a crash has resulted in them losing work.It seems that the problem only occurs when you’re using an application that exerts a heavy workload on the GPU, such as Photoshop for example.On two separate Reddit threads, it has been noted that a Microsoft support agent suggested rolling back to the October 2018 Update until the issue is fixed.
As revealed by The Register at the back end of March, the outsourcing badass cum cloud-wannabe confirmed the security practice within the Offering division needs to purge $60m in expenses in the current fiscal '20 that began on 1 April.We are also told that 50 roles are being moved to India, but it is not clear if other roles will move centres in the Philippines, Vietnam and Eastern Europe.The process started in May and is to be wrapped up by next month.The entire US Managed Proxy – save for one engineer who was let go last month to hit financial targets – is to be made redundant on 28 June.An impacted DXCer told us the Managed Proxy team were last month given five-and-a-half weeks' advance notice to help the accounts they manage migrate the design, implementation and support work to a DXC team in India under the control of Biswajeet Rout, who already runs the legacy CSC network, proxy and security team in the country.One staffer claimed teams are being shunted to India and some are "having to train their replacements who do not have the experience of the staff [being made redundant]".
Singapore-based Mass Vehicle Ledger (MVL) Foundation, the company behind the blockchain-based ride-hailing app Tada, has inked a partnership with global cryptocurrency exchange Binance.With the tie-up, MVL will apply Binance’s BEP2 standard through the exchange’s mainnet, Binance Chain.Some of the MVL tokens in circulation, which are based on Ethereum’s ERC-20 standard, and existing MVL tokens used for Tada incentives will be swapped with MVL-BEP2 tokens.Both companies also agreed to connect Trust Wallet, Binance’s mobile wallet, to Tada’s platform to support the use of MVL-BEP2 tokens and Binance’s own tokens for payments.In addition, Tada users will be able to pay and trade MVL tokens via Trust Wallet once the exchange’s community approves Tada’s listing proposal.“The integration with Binance Chain is expected to add more vitality to the Tada platform and MVL ecosystem,” said Kay Woo, CEO of MVL.
Data from the Indonesia Family Life Survey reveals that adults often feel resentment towards their richer friends after seeing their positive social media posts.The research, which surveyed 9,987 households, was conducted by social scientists at the University of Brawijaya and Yogyakarta State University in Indonesia, and academics from the UK’s University of Manchester.The study looked specifically at Facebook, Twitter, and chat, and analyzed 22,423 individuals across almost 300 districts in a country of 264 million.Although the effect of social media on mental health has been documented globally, this new research pinpoints particular issues in developing countries such as Indonesia.“In a society like Indonesia with such dramatic inequality, social media may lead to envy and bitterness, since poor individuals are exposed to the happiness and positive images of their richer friends,” said the study, published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.Inequality in Indonesia has been rising fast since 2000, and the country has the third fastest-growing economy among G20 nations.
The brains, a Broadcom BCM2711 system-on-chip, features four 64-bit Armv8 Cortex-A72 CPU cores clocked at 1.5GHz, a step up from the A53 found in the Model 3 B+.In use, it certainly felt snappier than the last incarnation.The claustrophobic 1GB of the 3B+ now enjoys some chunkier siblings in the form of 2 and 4GB LPDDR4 configurations.Alas, Apple fans would doubtless spontaneously combust upon learning that a 4K compatible cable will go for $5, while a dongle to connect an existing larger HDMI cable to the Pi 4 will retail for $3.Testing is the hardest wordAfter the issues with the Power-over-Ethernet HAT, arising from some frankly iffy testing practices, Upton was keen to explain how things had changed with the Pi 4.
Smart mobility startup Moov Technology deployed a fleet of bikes in Singapore as it rolled out its shared-bike services in the country.The company also said it plans to deploy up to 1,000 bikes in the west region of Singapore by the end of this month.The announcement comes shortly after Moov received sandbox license from the country’s Land Transport Authority in April.Customers will now be able to rent bikes at S$0.50 per 20 minutes of usage or via a monthly subscription plan at S$6.90 per month through Moov’s mobile app.Riders are not required to place a deposit to use Moov’s shared bikes, according to a statement.Moov also unveiled plans to introduce a new version of shared bikes with a proprietary design by the end of 2019.
NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected the largest amount of methane yet measured during its seven years on the Red Planet.It's a particularly riveting discovery because the methane levels discovered by the rover are about three times higher than previous detections, leading to some speculation the gas may be biological in origin.A report by the New York Times on Saturday first revealed the curious finding after obtaining an internal email from Ashwin Vasavada, a project scientist on the mission.On Sunday, NASA released a statement confirming the discovery, explaining how Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) suite of instruments had detected methane at 21 parts per billion units by volume -- much higher than ever before.Methane is an important molecule for microbes on Earth and its detection on another planet has led to speculation that tiny microbes are (or were) puffing gas out at such a rate that NASA's intrepid rover can spot them.Scientists have detected hints of methane on the surface of Mars in the past, including as far back as the Viking missions in the 1970s.
We’ve seen all sorts of party tricks OEMs have used to have a more or less completely bezel-less screen.ASUS’ interpretation probably takes the cake for having one that flips the back camera up to face forward.It turns out, however, that the ZenFone 6 has more surprises waiting inside, as JerryRigEverything unfortunately discovered for himself.Due to that flippin’ camera, the ZenFone 6 doesn’t have any IP rating.That doesn’t mean it’s easier to get into.In fact, YouTuber Zack Nelson found out that the adhesive connecting the glass back to the main frame can be a bit gooey, making it harder to remove.
Although Amazon pushes its Prime Originals pretty hard, you shouldn’t forget that your Prime membership allows you to watch a whole slew of films, which includes a lot of classics.There are a lot of “firsts” to the 1946 film The Stranger.Although Citizen Kane will always be Welles’ masterpiece, The Stranger is certainly one of his best works.Screenplay: Anthony Veiller, Decla DunningCast: Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson WellesThe African Queen is an adventure drama with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure.
New research suggests that hundreds of millions of years ago the Milky Way collided with Antlia 2, a nearby dwarf galaxy.This collision caused ripples in the edge of the disk of gas around the Milky Way which we still observe today.Antlia 2 is about one third the size of the Milky Way, and is believed to be the galaxy dominated by dark matter which astronomers predicted to exist back in 2009.Its location matches the predictions but it was only discovered in 2018 because it has very low density and gives off very little light.The new data shows that based on Antlia 2’s trajectory, it would have collided with the Milky Way and caused the ripples in its gas disk.“The discovery could help develop methods to hunt for dark galaxies and ultimately solve the long-standing puzzle of what dark matter is,” astrophysicist Sukanya Chakrabarti, lead author of the study, said in a statement.
Music software and hardware company Slate Digital has announced a new subscription service called the All Access Pass.The subscription unlocks over 60 plug-ins, online production lessons through the company’s new learning center Slate Academy, and more.Slate Digital is known for its plug-ins that producers, mixers, and engineers use when making music, which includes everything from virtual drum kits to tube amp emulators.It also makes some hardware, including microphones and digital mixing consoles (under Slate Media Technology).The All Access Pass is essentially a revised version of the Slate Everything Bundle, a subscription service the company launched in 2016.The Everything Bundle gave access to all Slate Digital plug-ins and some free mix tutorials for a monthly fee.
No one needs audiophile, premium cables for their headphones or home theater setup.Walk into any brick-and-mortar electronics store and a walking polo is bound to sing the praises of “high-quality” cables over a cheap alternative.Store clerks and commission-based employees posit: expensive cables will markedly improve your audio setup because of their premium components.If this is true, then SoundGuys believes even a wire coat hanger should transmit a relatively clean signal.For those without a surplus of trivial knowledge at your disposal, coat hangers are made from poor quality metals when it comes to carrying a signal (steel, zinc).Initially, we tested the output of a test speaker in a controlled environment (recording studio).
Microsoft Office and LibreOffice are both excellent office suites, but how can you be sure which is right for you?Because it's open source software, you can also download and edit the source code, should you wish to.LibreOffice includes Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Base (databases), Math (editing formulas) and Draw (vector graphics).A Microsoft Office 365 personal subscription includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive (with 1TB storage) and Outlook.Its tools can import and export all the most common file formats, including Microsoft DOCX, PPTX and XLSX.This is partly due to Microsoft's use of its own fonts, and partly due to difference in the way data is interpreted and rendered on-screen.
Not long to go now until the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 sees the light of day – an August launch is expected – and the latest from the rumour mill suggests at least one Note 10 model is ditching expandable storage.Max Weinbach from XDA Developers took to Twitter to reveal a few Note 10 tidbits from a source who's played with two of the upcoming phones.Apparently a microSD card slot is only present on the Pro model.That would be a break with tradition for Samsung, as expandable storage support has long been a mainstay of its flagship phones.The Galaxy S10 phones can take up to 512GB of the stuff.Admittedly the standard Note 10 will no doubt come with plenty of internal storage on board, but having the option to expand it is always useful.
The dream of extracting valuable resources from space rocks was one that had long fascinated him.When, a little under a year later, he graduated with a degree in International Relations and History from the U.K.’s Liverpool Hope University, Hunter-Scullion was hooked.Now it’s gearing up to launch a prospecting satellite that will help seek out economically viable asteroids for future mining.And while there are plenty of things that can go wrong, there’s a whole lot of opportunity too.The idea of mining asteroids for crucial or desirable materials is nothing new — at least, not in science fiction.This has arisen with a new boom in space industries, much of it led by private companies with a vested interest in profits, rather than the giant public sector missions of the past.
Facebook and Facebook Lite represent the face of the social media site.The regular version has more graphics and more features while Facebook Lite focuses on working better on lower end phones with less data.If you like Facebook but hate the official app, we recommend trying the Lite version to see if it works better for you.It comes with all of the features, including the legendary chat heads functionality.Finally, Facebook Kids is Facebook's service specifically for minors with heavy parental supervision and oversight.Facebook Pages Manager is, well, an app for managing pages on Facebook.
Cloud system administrators are among the first-round draft picks of the IT sector these days.From Amazon Web Services to Google Cloud and beyond, understanding how to maneuver and effectively manage a company’s cloud-based systems can get you all the attention, suitors and big dollar contracts of a prize athlete.Like how the average Microsoft Azure architect can expect to bring home about $130,000 a year.If you want to make serious money, knowing Azure backward and forward is a great place to start with the training found in the Complete Microsoft Azure Certification Prep Bundle 2019.You can pick it up all that knowledge now for way less than the price of a tank of gas, just $19 from TNW Deals.Knowing how to use Azure, then construct, grow and secure a truly scalable cloud network is the heart of this training bundle.
We’ve written plenty about the disruptive impact cutting-edge technologies are going to have on the job market.According to some experts, approximately 43% of current jobs in the United States are at risk of automation in the coming years.One of these new locations is going to be in space, a destination that’s currently booming thanks to renewed focus from NASA and an influx of private companies like SpaceX.Here’s a list of job titles that sound a lot like science fiction now, but almost certainly won’t a decade from now.Regulations concerning areas who has the rights to mine asteroids (more on that later) are broad and vague now.But they’re exactly the kind of areas that are going to be the subject of tomorrow’s multi-billion dollar lawsuits.
In AT's case, it's the promise of high speed mobile data over a cellular network, which could revolutionize how we use our phones, computers and connected devices.In the little time I spent testing 5G speeds at the AT Shape conference at Warner Bros., I was blown away by how fast they were.They cruised past the speeds we've witnessed in similar early tests done with Verizon and Sprint.AT now becomes the third US carrier over the past few months to give us a taste of the power and potential of 5G.Later that month, Sprint showed off its 5G network in Dallas-Fort Worth, and it proved impressive in terms of its speeds and the size of its coverage -- even if Verizon's demo was faster.Armed with a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone, I ran a dozen speed tests around a town square backlot at Warner Bros. that was dotted with 5G millimeter wave nodes on rooftops.
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