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We talked to medical experts about what really happened with Kevin Durant's Achilles tendon, we learned what foods you can kiss goodbye thanks to climate change, and we put together a list of Father's Day deals you can still get before Sunday.Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Why Kevin Durant's Achilles tendon was his Achilles heelA turn of a heel was enough to rupture both NBA star Kevin Durant's Achilles tendon and the sports world last Monday.Medical experts say it can have to do with degeneration happening without symptoms, or a stroke of bad luck after an explosive push-off.One expert says “one of the best indicators of how well someone is going to play after they rupture is how good they were beforehand."
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If you are looking for a 4K-quality TV on a budget, you can’t go wrong with the Samsung 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDR TV (NU6900).This smart TV model is currently being offered on Walmart for $398 , a substantial drop from its original price of $528.It has a better response time than its premium model successor, the NU7100, and performs well, thanks to fast-moving graphics that render smoother images with less blur.This smart TV flaunts a modern 6-cm-thick body that’s perfect for wall mounting.It is designed with various ports and connectivity options, including one USB port, one Digital Optical Audio Out, one tuner (cable/ant) port, one Ethernet port, and one IR In port.The NU6900’s picture display upscales lower-quality content into 4K format via a powerful UHD engine.
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List of the Fastest Growing Fintech Companies emerging in the US, UK, India and Worldwide.BOULDER, Colo–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 12, 2019–Growjo announced the 500 fastest growing companies in the Fintech Industry.These companies have been recognized for their fast pace growth over several growth metrics including hiring trends, funding and financial data, web traffic, brand awareness growth and more, to determine companies on the up and up.Some of the top Fintech companies represented include: Brex, BlueVine, Robinhood, Root Insurance, Plaid, Chainalysis, ScaleFactor, OnDeck, t0.com and YieldStreet.The list is represented not only by some of the fastest growing fintech companies in the US, but also by the fastest growing fintech companies in India, as well as the fastest growing fintech companies in the UK.
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What happened: People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party media outlet, has launched an online academy for blockchain technology.The “Blockchain Academy,” which went live last month, was launched in collaboration with the open-source community led by Financial Blockchain Shenzhen Consortium, also known as FISCO BCOS.According to the description on People’s Daily massive open online course (MOOC), content includes underlying blockchain infrastructure as well as real-world blockchain applications.A number of free video courses are now available on the MOOC platform.Why it’s important: The Chinese government has been an advocate for blockchain technology, although cryptocurrency exchange services and initial coin offerings (ICOs) are outlawed in the country.Blockchain talent is in high demand in China as it seeks to pull ahead of other technologically advanced countries in an increasingly competitive tech race.
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You’d think that adapting Alexa, which supports a range of languages, including Spanish, German, and Japanese, to varieties within a dialect continua would be a piece of cake compared with “teaching” it new language families, but that isn’t the case.According to the Seattle company’s researchers, the gulf between, say, British English and American English is wide enough that it often necessitates training machine learning models from scratch.That’s not ideal — Alexa should theoretically be able to bootstrap language training using preexisting knowledge.This is why scientists at Amazon are investigating a technique that susses out the topic of a customer’s request, such as music, weather, or sports, and identifies language that isn’t relevant to a given domain.They describe their work in a newly published paper (“Locale-agnostic Universal Domain Classification Model in Spoken Language Understanding“) that was presented last week at the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics.“One reason multi-task training for domain classification is challenging is that requests to the same domain could look wildly different in different locales,” wrote Young-Bum Kim, a scientist in Amazon’s Alexa AI division.
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E3 is naturally focused on all the new titles and updates to make gamers drool but, also naturally, those games are only made possible by the hardware that runs them.Game streaming services promise to make client hardware less relevant but, until that day comes, gamers will continue to need the beefiest components for the most demanding games.It’s no surprise, then, that AMD is using that opportunity to reveal its combo of a new RDNA-powered graphics card and third-gen Ryzen desktop processor to promise the ultimate gaming platform for PC enthusiasts among the E3 2019 crowd.While AMD may have, for a while, gone silent when it came to the CPU market, its Radeon graphics card continue to stand in opposition to NVIDIA’s dominance of the market.While NVIDIA seems to be distracted by AI and machine learning, AMD is aggressively moving to secure its foothold in the graphics and gaming market.The Radeon RX 5700 series of graphics cards are based on AMD’s brand new RDNA gaming architecture and boasts of 36 compute units, 40 for the RX 5700 XT, and 8 GB of DDR6 RAM.
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Techhupparna Hetch, and Sup46 are joining forces in san diego.the Board of directors has for many years been discussed as a natural expansion, and now we've found the perfect partner in order to do that,” says Sebastian Fuchs, co-founder and managing director at the Nip 46.”Ever since the beginning of this journey, with the Hetch-so we had a clear vision to become the top tech city in Sweden.in Order to achieve this, we need to think outside the box and look outside of the southern region, and the idea was to form a team with one of the leading start-up groups in Europe, Sup46,” he said.Read more: Sup46, pp to move into a tech oasis Wework in the middle of Stockholm, sweden. < Wihlborgs agreement with the techhubben Hetch is initially about 500 square feet of the property on the Street 7.
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Three UK has announced it will launch its 5G network this August in London.In a press release Android Authority received via email, Three said it would initially launch its 5G network as a home broadband service, before rolling out home and mobile broadband options in 25 towns and cities by the end of 2019.We don’t know in which locations it will appear this year, but Three is developing 5G infrastructure in Cardiff, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool — so it’s likely to hit one or more of those locations.As for the network itself, Three suggests peak mobile speeds on its 5G network will be twice as fast as the competition, as well as providing a “more reliable connection and experience.” Three claims it can offer this with support from 140MHz of newly acquired 5G spectrum, which includes a 100MHz contiguous block.“This market-leading spectrum portfolio, alongside investment in high capacity smart antennas, will deliver the fastest 5G network in the UK,” wrote Three in its press release.Three’s acquisition of a 100MHz contiguous network block was controversial, though U.K. regulations authority Ofcom said it didn’t give the company an unfair advantage.
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Microsoft drar nytta av ai-teknik och beräkningskraft i molnet för att driva sin nya flygsimulator.Resultatet ser ut att bli en bländande åktur högt i det blå.Microsoft Flight Simulator, eller MSFS, har funnits sedan tidigt 80-tal, och var en av de första produkterna i mjukvarujättens produktportfölj.Genom åren har en mängd olika inkarnationer av spelet släppts.Flight Simulator X, lanserat 2014, är den senaste versionen.Nu, fem år senare, är Microsoft redo att visa upp en försmak av nästa del i spelserien.
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During its EA Play this weekend, Electronic Arts detailed its Season 2 plans for battle royale game Apex Legends, giving fans an idea of what to expect when the July 2 release date rolls around.Among other things, the company announced that a new legend called Wattson will join the game in its second season, throwing new defensive abilities into the mix.First things first, Apex Legends players can expect season 2 to arrive on July 2 with a new Battle Pass and a bunch of new content, according to EA.The upcoming battle pass will be called Battle Charge, and it’ll arrive alongside a new legend named Natalie “Wattson” Paquette and a new weapon called the L-Star.The L-Star is the popular weapon from Titanfall 2, and it’ll deal more damage than other rifles available in the game.For this reason, players will only find the L-Star in Care Packages, making it a rare, exciting find.
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You want an alarm clock to reliably wake you up on time, but that doesn't make it any less aggravating when a repeated buzzing sound rouses you from a restful sleep and prompts you to get ready for work.Given that they all mainly serve a single purpose, sorting through the crowd can feel like splitting hairs.I checked the recommended products on other sites, and looked at top sellers and top-rated models on Amazon, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and Walmart.Extras and customizability were nice, especially at higher prices, but I generally preferred those that got the basics right for an affordable price.That said, I recently reviewed the Lenovo Smart Clock, which is the first smart alarm that actually felt like a worthwhile upgrade.The big red numbers dominate the front and the snooze button is easy to find and smack when you want to shut up the alarm in the morning.
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Google is warning the US government that its ban on Chinese tech giant Huawei actually puts America’s national security at risk by forcing Huawei to produce an insecure operating system that could be exploited by bad actors, both governments and lone hackers alike.That’s the claim in a new report by the Financial Times, providing a peek into the lobbying effort that’s going on behind the scenes as the New Cold War plays out in the world of technology.Companies like Google, Intel, Broadcom, Qualcomm, and others were abruptly ordered to stop doing business with Huawei last month over concerns that the Chinese telecom company could theoretically provide the Chinese government with ways to spy on American citizens.But Google is reportedly pushing back and arguing that by forcing Huawei to build its own “hybrid” version of the Android operating system it actually makes Huawei smartphones much more vulnerable to attack.The hybrid one is likely to have more bugs in it than the Google one, and so could put Huawei phones more at risk of being hacked, not least by China,” an unnamed source with knowledge of the conversations between Google and the US government told the Financial Times.Huawei is reportedly working on its own operating system since the company will lose access to Google’s official Android OS in less than three months.
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When you see the words whistleblower, lawsuit, federal, investigation and Fiat Chrysler all close to one another, you know things aren't going great, and guess what, true believers?There does seem to be something going on in the house that Marchionne built.The whistleblower in question is sales chief and Ram brand boss Reid Bigland, and he's filing suit against FCA because he claims that he's been made a scapegoat over the brand's longtime alleged inflated vehicle sales practices, according to a report published Wednesday by The Detroit News.Reid Bigland maintains that he inherited FCA's sales figures reporting practices and that he is guilty of no wrongdoing that would land him in the sights of the SEC and FBI."We note the lawsuit filed by Reid Bigland.His eligibility for incentive compensation -- like that of all corporate officers -- is subject to a determination by the Board of Directors' compensation committee that he has satisfied the applicable company and personal performance conditions," FCA representatives said in a statement to The Detroit News.
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on the Same site wrote earlier in the spring, to the Drive.the ai have begun the process to find a buyer for the company.on the Drive.the ai has been running a pilot where you test the self-driven vehicle that runs along a predetermined route.the Company is valued at approximately $ 200 million in 2017.
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The world's largest organization of professional astronomers is sounding the galactic alarm over Elon Musk's plan to send a swarm of SpaceX satellites into low-Earth orbit.Almost immediately after a Falcon 9 rocket released the first batch of the company's Starlink broadband internet satellites last month, stargazers were dismayed by just how bright and noticeable the train of orbiting routers is in the night sky.Now the concern has moved from chatter on social media to a more formal call for new government regulation from the International Astronomical Union.In a statement Monday, the IAU said large satellite constellations like Starlink could have unforeseen consequences for advancing our understanding of the universe and the protection of nocturnal wildlife."We do not yet understand the impact of thousands of these visible satellites scattered across the night sky and despite their good intentions, these satellite constellations may threaten both," the statement reads.The IAU shared the above image, which shows bars of light from Starlink satellite trails in the field of view captured by Arizona's Lowell Observatory.
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If you ask Motorola, people love Moto Mods — the doodads that magnetically affix to the back of handsets in the Moto Z lineup.On the eve of the series’ fourth birthday and following a year that saw its mobile business achieve profitability four straight quarters in a row, Motorola is launching a new model — the Moto Z4 — with upgraded cameras, an edge-to-edge screen, and a battery that lasts up to two days on a charge.There’s a 48-megapixel camera inside — quadruple the megapixel count of the Moto Z3’s rear sensor, for folks who are counting — accented by a fractal etching that glitters and gleams in the light and accompanied by a laser autofocus sensor and a dual LED flash.Motorola is using a pixel binning technique — Quad Pixel — that combines the electric charge from adjacent CMOS pixels to produce “super-pixels” that Motorola claims improve light sensitivity by a factor of four.The Moto Z4 certainly isn’t wanting for shooting options, if that’s your thing.The Moto Z4’s selfie camera has its own bag of in-app tricks, including a Portrait Mode with adjustable bokeh (the effect that blurs out backgrounds while keeping the foreground in focus) and a Group Selfie mode that stitches peripheral photos together to capture a wider-angle shot.
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Amazon has long touted its relationships with the small businesses who sell on its platform as helping them “reach hundreds of millions of customers around the world.” But Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that the e-commerce giant is about to cease bulk ordering for “thousands of mostly smaller suppliers,” which could have a devastating effect for those independent operations.Amazon, however, disputes the report.“We informed Bloomberg prior to publication of their article that their sources and story are wrong,” and Amazon spokesperson told Gizmodo in a statement by email.“We review our selling partner relationships on an individual basis as part of our normal course of business and any speculation of a large scale reduction of vendors is incorrect.Like any business, we make changes when we see an opportunity to provide customers with improved selection, value and convenience, and we do this thoughtfully and considerately on a case-by-case basis.”Because Amazon controls a huge chunk of market share, the company wields immense power over the sellers on its platform—everything from reportedly pushing brands to change their packaging to dictating which brands can and cannot advertise their products on its platform.
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As privacy concerns grow regarding the information tech giants collect on users, California lawmakers have introduced a bill that would limit how recordings are collected by manufacturers of smart speakers and digital assistants.Republican Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham introduced the Anti-Eavesdropping Act which prohibits saving, storing or sharing audio recordings without explicit consent from the user.The bill has now passed the State Assembly and if signed into law, it would prevent smart speaker manufacturers from retaining or distributing voice recordings or transcriptions without first obtaining user consent.Cunningham explained that consumers should be able to have smart devices in their homes while keeping their conversations private at the same time, saying:“Today, the State Assembly sent a strong message to the tech giants who have spent years recording and retaining private conversations in the home via smart devices.Tech giants have provided consumers with a false choice: live in a smart and interconnected home, or keep your conversations private.
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Pioneering physicist Murray Gell-Mann has passed away at the age of 89.Among his many scientific contributions, the Nobel laureate will be remembered for bringing order to the chaotic field of particle physics, and for coining the term “quark” – a fundamental building block of matter.Gell-Mann was a co-founder of the institute, where he taught for decades and headed its Evolution of Human Languages program.The winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics, he developed a classification scheme called the Eightfold Way that finally gave order to elementary particles.He helped to develop the idea of quarks, while making significant contributions to the standard model of particle physics, which is used for explaining and predicting a wide variety of physical phenomena.As a child, Gell-Mann displayed an early proficiency at maths; his brother said he could multiply numbers in his head and perform other feats of “mental gymnastics that most people couldn’t do,” noted the Santa Fe Institute in its release.
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Find out who with an Aston Villa vs Derby live stream - no matter where in the world you are.The play-off final between Championship foes Aston Villa and Derby County will take place at football's spiritual home - Wembley Stadium in London.Kick-off for today's game is at 3pm BST (10am ET, 7am PT in the US, and midnight AEST in Australia).Tammy Abraham's 25 league goals and Jack Grealish's youthful determination were big factors in this and Villa will be marginal favourites to head back to the big time.The drama of their penalty shoot-out win against neighbours West Brom was matched by Derby County's remarkable comeback semi-final defeat of old enemy Leeds United.Managed by the legendary Frank Lampard, Derby loitered around the play-off places all season and a strong finish secured sixth place in the Championship.
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