Niantic is revamping the appraisal system and improving Charged Attack mechanic.You may have found Pokemon Go's trainer battles pretty dull and its appraisal system a little vague, but developer Niantic improved both greatly in the mobile game's latest update."Trainers, two feature revamps are coming to Pokemon Go!""We are rolling out an updated appraisal system to give you more detailed information on your Pokemon's stats, and will soon be updating the Charged Attack mechanic in Trainer Battles."Trainers, two feature revamps are coming to Pokémon GO!We are rolling out an updated appraisal system to give you more detailed information on your Pokémon's stats, and will soon be updating the Charged Attack mechanic in Trainer Battles.
Inadequate understanding of blockchain applications is the greatest barrier to adoption of the technology in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the majority of respondents to a recent poll by consulting firm Ernst & Young.Why it matters: Despite banning cryptocurrency activities, China wants to be a front-runner in blockchain development.Businesses in China are encouraged to develop and apply blockchain solutions which fall within regulatory compliance.However, the survey results signal potential for a gap between policy goals and widespread industry adoption.Chinese tech giants including Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and JD have been experimenting and applying blockchain solutions to areas such as electronic invoicing, gaming, medical prescriptions, financial services, and logistics.“Trust is a key factor and current barrier for companies in Asia-Pacific.
Meanwhile, Australia signs 98 federal agencies up to serviceThe German state of Hesse has warned schools not to use Office 365 because the Microsoft suite's cloud storage and telemetry collection are not compliant with the EU's General Data Protection Regulations.The Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection said last week that its ruling came after years of negotiations with Microsoft, which it claimed had still not clarified certain issues – specifically whether the private data of German schoolchildren stored in the cloud by their school could be accessed by US investigators.The German state's data watchdog noted a separate issue around telemetry data collected by Windows 10 and by Office 365, and complained Microsoft had not made it clear exactly what data is collected and transmitted.The regulator said (via Google Translate):The crucial aspect is whether the school as a public institution can store personal data (of children) in a (European) cloud, e.g.
The very small number of people who are capable and inclined can now roam between the 5G networks of Swisscom and either SK Telecom or Elisa.Swisscom has over 6 million mobile subscribers but hasn’t revealed how many of them have upgraded to 5G.Since Swisscom only started to roll out its 5G network in April of this year, it seems safe to assume its 5G subscriber base is struggling to hit six figures.Of those, owners of Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones can now fly from Zurich to Seoul confident of maintaining their newly-won boosted download speeds.The converse is true of SK Telecom’s 5G punters.“SK Telecom once again proved its leadership in advanced roaming technology with the launch of world’s first 5G roaming service” said Han Myung-jin, Head of the MNO Business Supporting Group of SK Telecom.
After taking out 13 credits cards, he intended to quit his job and start his own business, but became paralyzed with fear of failure.Like many tech aficionados of his generation, the young Saxena was an enthusiast for Mosaic, an early web browser widely credited with popularizing the world wide web in the 1990s."I knew this was something that would change the world in terms of connecting people and ideas, and I could not live without being able to engage with this new economy I saw coming."But Saxena's Mosaic-inspired desire to help shape the digital economy just would not go away."There were big issues I had to overcome," he explains."One was the financial risk.
Prime Day may just be the perfect time to upgrade from smartphone snapshots.The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 camera, originally priced at nearly $700, can now be snapped up for less than $400 with a lens.The Prime Day 2019 deal cuts 43% off the $549 body-only list price and 45% off the $699 bundle with an 18-55mm kit lens.While discounts for the 24.2-megapixel DSLR aren’t uncommon, the Prime Day deal doubles the more common 20% discount on the camera.Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Digital SLR Camera Body:Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm STM Lens:
The fake-Facebook-ad-spotting service goes live today, backed by a £3m donation to Citizens Advice coughed by the social network as a result of legal action from MoneySavingExpert scribe Martin Lewis.Lewis settled out of court after hurling a defamation sueball at Facebook for failing to remove ads for "get-rich-quick" scams that used his face.He successfully claimed the fake ads were damaging his reputation.From today, your nan can get personal guidance from Citizens Advice Scams Action if they fear they are being, or have been, scammed due to a Facebook advert.Users will also be able to flag adverts they consider dodgy.These reports will now be dealt with by a Facebook ops team, which will tell coppers about trends it has tracked.
When a photo of Plinthaster dentatus went viral on Twitter last week, pasta-lovers did a double take — the sea star looked just like a piece of ravioli.The photo of the starfish, captured on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's recent expedition to the deep Atlantic Ocean, propelled the tasty looking echinoderm to fame.But until now, the "ravioli" star (also called the cookie star) was a bit of a nobody.Even though scientists have known of the ravioli star for some time, only recently did the creature get a common (non-Latin) name, Christopher Mah, an invertebrate biologist at the Smithsonian Museum at Natural History, told Live Science.Instead, the starfish was known only by its formal scientific name, P. dentatus.[Photos: See the World's Cutest Sea Creatures]
When Neil Armstrong and his fellow crew members set off on their groundbreaking eight-day mission to the moon 50 years ago today, the relatively short duration of the trip meant there was enough room on board the spacecraft to store all of the required food supplies.Fast forward to 2019 and there’s growing talk of crewed missions to faraway planets such as Mars, a journey that would take not days but, with current propulsion technology, many months.And then you still have to get back.It means that Mars-bound astronauts will have to pack with them facilities capable of growing and harvesting food, as there simply won’t be enough space to carry all the necessary food supplies for such a long mission.NASA has been researching the issue for quite a few years now.Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015, for example, became the first to to scoff down a meal that included something grown and harvested in space.
The costly mistake required over 18 months of intensive treatments, and there’s a chance he may never see out of his right eye again.Nick Humphreys, a 29-year-old senior reporter at the local Shropshire Star, told his tale in a column for the outlet this week.According to Humphreys, the trouble began in January 2018.After over-the-counter eye drops failed to do anything, he visited an eye doctor, where an ulcer was discovered.A visit to the hospital afterward eventually revealed the culprit of his symptoms: an infection of the cornea caused by a protozoan called Acanthamoeba.He spent the next six months in agonising pain, barely able to leave the house or even read.
Navigation app Waze is already brimming with features designed to give you an easier time on the road, which is exactly why it has so far attracted more than 100 million active users globally.The latest feature to land — for both Android and iPhone versions of the app — displays toll road prices so that you can more easily work out the cost of your trip according to which route you take.Navigation apps like Google Maps have long indicated toll roads, but Waze’s feature goes one step further by letting you know what you’ll be paying if you take one, and the kind of cash you’re going to need if you don’t have a pass.Waze’s crowdsourcing nature means that the displayed toll information is submitted by drivers who use the app.According to 9to5Google, which first spotted the new toll feature, this means that prices could be a little off, though they should at least give a good indication about how much you’ll be handing over when you reach the gate.The toll feature is working now for Waze users in the U.S. and Canada — just make sure you have the latest version of the app so you can take advantage of all of the features the free software has to offer.
The National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications (NOAPIP) on Tuesday requested regulators, including the Cyber Administration of China (CAC), to suspend the service of three reading platforms for up to three months.Why it matters: A new wave of cleanups targeting online reading platforms comes just two months after the last.The increasingly frequent inspections and punishments highlight NOAPIP’s determination to rein in the online reading industry.The three suspended apps are Midu Novel, Beijing-based Jinjiang Wenxue Cheng, and Bytedance’s Tomato Novel.Besides top-ranked Midu Novel, Jingjiang Wenxue Cheng is ranked 14th and Tomato Novel is far lower, 97th on Apple’s China App Store free reading app download rankings as of Tuesday afternoon, according to online data providers Qimai.Details: In the notice dated Tuesday, the NOAPIP censured the three platforms for allowing lowbrow and sexually suggestive content, which “damaged readers’ interests” as well as “corrupted the industry’s culture.”
Hope you're as excited for SDCC 2019 as we are!We teamed up with ComicBook.com and GameSpot so four lucky winners can win collectibles that are inspired by the characters that have packed a punch in 2019.We have goodies from Marvel, Stranger Things, Star Wars and others that you won't want to miss.The grand prize winner will take home the Star Wars Retro Collection, featuring the 1977 designs of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, Chewbacca and Princess Leia toys.But that's not all -- it also includes a Furreal Mighty Roar Simba and Captain Marvel collection set that comes with the Captain Marvel Photon Power figurine, Photon Power FX Glove, Captain Marvel with Marvel's Goose and Captain Marvel (Starforce) figurine.The first runner-up will receive Stranger Things-themed prizes including a Stranger Things Walkie Talkie phone case, Dungeons and Dragons Starter Game, an electronic arcade game and Trivial Pursuit 80s Edition, all themed after the Netflix show.
In March, Apple offered us a glimpse of the range of TV shows it’s launching with its new service, Apple TV+.You can get a taste of the upcoming content right now, with the trailer for the show, For All Mankind.Created by Ronald Moore (of Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica fame), the series is centered around the historic Apollo 11 moon mission of 1969.However, it’s a fictional show with alternative reality – akin to The Man in the High Castle and The Watchmen.In an interview with Collider, he confirmed that there will be 10 episodes of one hour each.The clip above shows Moore and his team describing how they worked to make the scenes look and feel as realistic as possible, hiring a group of tech consultants to help them along the way.
With applications currently open for the Sydney Founder Institute, we sat down with FI Sydney Co-Director Chris Clark to get the inside scoop on the latest happenings from across the Australian startup ecosystem, as well as to learn about Clark’s own background as a local entrepreneurial leader.Check out the full interview video below, or scroll down to see some of the Q highlights from the conversation.Today, the Sydney startup ecosystem is really heating up, producing unicorns like Canva, and attracting the attention of investors from across the region, as well as international capital from around the world.FI Sydney Co-Director Chris Clark is one of the key entrepreneurial leaders in the New South Wales capital, actively helping to build the momentum and foster the key relationships that allow a relatively large local ecosystem like Sydney to continually nurture startups with the resources and connections they need to grow and thrive.We asked Clark about the various roles he has played within entrepreneurial communities over his career; about the latest happenings in Sydney and the broader Australian startup ecosystem; and about his advice for Founders just getting started.When my focus was back in Australia, that translated into wanting to help individuals, like myself many years prior, to effectively shortcut their journey - to understand what those critical steps were, that it really took me years and years to figure out: raising capital, building high growth companies, connecting with individuals.
Although Intel is often criticized for failing to scale its chips down to ARM’s level of energy efficiency, it still has the edge when it comes to raw processing power when TDP is not much of an issue.That’s especially applicable in research fields where the main concern is, to some extent, trying to make computers replicate how the human brain works.It’s for that exact purpose that Intel has developed its Loihi “neuromorphic” research chip that it has now put on a specialized system to provide the processing needs of special applications ranging from research to AI to IoT.To some extent, Intel is taking a shot at its rivals in the silicon market, especially those that are gearing their chips towards AI and machine learning applications.Almost all of these, including Intel itself, simply reuse the same chips and computing architectures from normal consumer computing and apply them for such purposes.Intel, however, is saying that for specialized uses, you will need specialized architectures as well.
If you follow any athletes online, there's a good chance you've seen enthralling videos of their muscles rippling under the pressure of a vibrating self-massager that uses a recovery technique called "percussive therapy."Everyone from professional athletes to recreational gym-goers to those with chronic pain tout the benefits of percussive therapy: speedier recovery, reduced muscle soreness, less pain, improved range of motion and more.If that's too steep, you can definitely find less expensive options, especially if you don't need the intense force of a pricey one.Also, keep in mind that the research on percussive therapy is limited.There's some evidence that suggests it does help with muscle soreness and recovery, but not enough to make a conclusive statement.What to look for in a percussive massage gun
Smartphones these days have become nearly all-glass affairs which may be good for durability.Some, however, have decided to introduce certain features that may compromise structural integrity a bit.The biggest culprit in that regard is the “popup camera” design that the likes of OPPO, Vivo, and ASUS have employed.After practically destroying the OPPO Find X, JerryRigEverything is putting its spiritual successor, the OPPO Reno, through the same tests to see if the company has learned its lessons.Having a mechanical moving part introduces a few problems as far as durability and ruggedness are concerned.Whether those are better or worse than notches or especially punch holes is still undecided.
These days, Amazon's like of Kindle e-readers is just 3 products: The entry-level Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite and the luxe Kindle Oasis.But this is Prime Day, and nearly every Amazon product is on sale -- and that includes the entire KIndle line, with prices at or near all-time lows.The Kindle Paperwhite, now fully waterproof and the best value in the Kindle line, is selling for $85 (8GB version).That's $45 off its list price and the best price we've seen to date for this model.The same is true for the new entry-level Kindle and the top-end Oasis, though the discounted model is different from the newer model that's getting slightly updated later this month.Along with the price cuts, here's how Amazon is sweetening the pot:
Amazon Prime Day is here, and it brings with it some of the best deals on all kinds of tech, including the likes of 4K TVs, gaming consoles, smartphones, and even some great smartwatches.In other words, if you’re in the market for a great smartwatch, Amazon Prime Day 2019 is a great time to buy.Thankfully, the deals on smartwatches span a range of different models.That means that whether you’re an Apple fan, or prefer something with Google’s Wear OS, there will likely be something in the list of Amazon Prime Day smartwatches for your needs.Here are all the best smartwatch deals for Amazon Prime Day 2019:Best smartwatch deals for Prime Day