Stob "Hi, I am James Bond (Business Development Manager).He snatched open the green baize door to the suite of rooms that housed M. and his entourage, and almost collided with the Chief of Staff, who was going the other way.Bond grunted assent, and was about to back it up with some suitable small talk when a gruff voice called out: "Get in here, 007, and shut the door.Instantly, all six Windows machines abandoned their half-edited spreadsheets and in-progress video calls, and switched to identical fullscreen displays, with the universally dreaded caption:At that moment, they were interrupted by the approach of one of Boothroyd's young assistants.Should be all systems go.
Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer targeted by a Trump administration trade ban, is expected to dismiss a substantial number of people in the US in the coming weeks.The number of individuals affected remains unclear but the layoffs, at the telecoms kit maker's US R subsidiary, Futurewei Technologies, could affect hundreds of workers in California, Texas, and Washington, according to the Wall Street Journal.The Register asked Huawei to comment but a spokesperson on Monday declined, saying the biz, as a policy, does not address "rumor and speculation."On May 16, the beleaguered manufacturer, along with 68 of its affiliates, was placed on the US Commerce Department's Entity List, which forbids companies subject to US law from doing business with the firm without special permission from the US government.Four days later, Huawei was given a 90-day General License so that its customers have time to make deals with new suppliers.When the General License expires on August 19, the ban will go into effect unless circumstances change.
In the days when streaming live television was more of a new novelty than a common method for getting TV, companies competed for subscribers by offering free streaming devices and other perks.Though these deals aren’t quite as great or common as they once were, we’ve seen a number of notable promotions pop up over the months, the most recent being a temporary offer from Sling TV for new Fire TV customers.Amazon has been heavily pushing its own ‘consumer holiday’ in recent days, offering various items at different discounts, among them being the company’s own products.The Fire TV is currently on sale at half off its normal price and Sling TV has added to the appeal by offering a free service credit with the devices.At this point, customers who buy an Amazon Fire TV, including the Stick, Cube, and Recast, will receive a $45 service credit with the device for Sling TV.The over-the-top streaming service is priced at $25/month, but by applying the credit, subscribers will essentially get the service at $15/month for the first three months.
HOUSTON -- (July 15, 2019) -- There's no known way to prove a three-dimensional "quantum spin liquid" exists, so Rice University physicists and their collaborators did the next best thing: They showed their single crystals of cerium zirconium pyrochlore had the right stuff to qualify as the first possible 3D version of the long-sought state of matter.Despite the name, a quantum spin liquid is a solid material in which the weird property of quantum mechanics -- entanglement -- ensures a liquidlike magnetic state.Finally, we did inelastic neutron scattering that showed the presence of a spin-excitation continuum -- which may be a quantum spin liquid hallmark -- down to 35 millikelvin."Gao, a Rice postdoctoral research associate, created the single-crystal samples in a laser floating zone furnace at the lab of Rutgers University co-author Sang-Wook Cheong.The inherent property of electrons that leads to magnetism is spin, and electron spins can only point up or down.In the magnets on refrigerators and inside MRI machines, spins sense their neighbors and arrange themselves collectively in one direction.
Amazon Prime Day 2019 is here, and there are a ton of great deals on all kinds of products, including smartphones, smart home devices, and more.As you would probably expect, there are also some awesome deals on Amazon devices, including Kindle and Fire tablet devices.Here are the best Kindle and Fire tablet deals available for Prime Day 2019.The Kindle Paperwhite is one of Amazon’s best ebook readers to date, and it has a ton to offer.The device has either 8GB or 32GB of storage, which should be enough to store more books than you’ll ever need, plus it has a display with a 300 pixel-per-inch resolution, which should help make pages look relatively natural given the epaper display.The device also has some awesome features like a waterproof design and a battery that should last weeks on a single charge.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, which launched on July 16, 1969, NASA will hold a live broadcast featuring a retrospective on the historic mission and presentations by the astronauts involved.You can watch the event live on Tuesday, July 16 at 6:15 a.m. PT above.The celebration will begin with reflections on the mission from astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, who will be reunited at the famous Launch Pad 39A in the Kennedy Space Center from which Apollo 11 blasted off fifty years ago.The event is part of an ongoing celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and moon landing that will run throughout the week.Along with Neil Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins were the prime crew for the mission, in which Armstrong was the mission commander, Aldrin was the lunar module pilot, and Collins was the command module pilot.On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched, carrying the crew to the moon by July 20.
Amazon’s Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping events of the year, and it’s a fantastic time to buy a new laptop.Laptops are not cheap devices, especially if you want one of the best machines, so the more you can save on this big purchase, the better.Amazon’s 2-day event is just getting started, with Walmart offering competing deals, so if you’re looking to find savings on Apple products, Echo or Google Home devices, laptops, or even a new smartphone, you may want to keep checking back here.Fortunately, when it comes to the big day, we’ll be here to help you find the right laptop for you.The best laptop deals for Prime Day 2019As we’ve experienced in past years, you can expect a wide variety of different laptop deals on Prime Day.
Tropical Storm Barry continued to linger in the Gulf of Mexico, generating a lot of heavy rainfall on Saturday, July 13, 2019.Barry was just under the threshold of being classified a Category 1 hurricane and is expected to become one before landfall.At 3:15 a.m. EDT (0715 UTC) on July 13, the MODIS or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Tropical Strom Barry infrared light.MODIS found coldest cloud tops had temperatures near minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 62.2 degrees Celsius) south and east around a slightly more rounded center of the tropical storm.Storms with temperatures that cold are indicative of strong storms and have been shown to have the capability to generate heavy rainfall.The satellite image revealed a large area of strong thunderstorms that cold, surrounded by an even larger area of thunderstorms with cloud tops just slightly less cold.
SAN ANTONIO -- July 15, 2019 -- Southwest Research Institute and The University of Texas at San Antonio are collaborating to acquire data for a computational model for supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) energy generation.The work, led by Jacob Delimont of SwRI's Mechanical Engineering Division and Christopher Combs of UTSA's College of Engineering, is supported by a $125,000 grant from the Connecting through Research Partnerships (Connect) Program.sCO2 is carbon dioxide held above a critical temperature and pressure, which causes it to act like a gas while having the density of a liquid.It's also nontoxic and nonflammable, and its supercritical state makes sCO2 a highly efficient fluid to generate power because small changes in temperature or pressure cause significant shifts in its density.Typically, current power plants use water as a thermal medium in power cycles.Delimont and Combs plan to work with a direct-fired sCO2 cycle, which involves adding fuel and oxygen directly into the CO2 stream, causing it to combust, release heat, and create sCO2.This new type of power cycle allows for higher efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Amazon Prime Day is here, and there are deals on everything from Amazon devices to microSD cards.But what if you’re for a smartphone upgrade?Fortunately, there are loads of smartphone deals on Amazon too, and we’ve picked the best phones on sale in the U.S. and U.K. for your convenience!Have you spotted any other noteworthy smartphone deals on Amazon or other retailer websites today?Let us know in the comments section below!NEXT: Samsung patent shows what could be a better alternative to foldable phones
To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.CEO Chris Gibson predicts that, with so much AI hype, the industry is poised to hit an inflection point and "go through the valley of disillusionment."Still, he says that companies like Recursion that are finding and developing new drugs have the best chance of success."We are just coming off a peak hype cycle and about to go through the valley of disillusionment," he told Business Insider.Gibson founded the startup in 2013, after completing a doctorate in bioengineering at the University of Utah.Read more: Novartis is betting that AI is the 'next great tool' for finding new, cutting-edge medicines.
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“Consider robust change control processes”The UK government’s cybersecurity centre, the NSCS, has come out with a stark warning to organisations that they need to put extra security in place or face the consequences, amid a rise in DNS hijacking attacks.Since the NCSC’s alert in January further activity has been observed, with victims of DNS hijacking identified across multiple regions and sectors.”The NCSC’s warning follows attacks in May (described by Cisco’s Talos as “highly capable and brazen”) that compromised a wide range of top-level country code domains; effectively intercepting the traffic of every domain in multiple countries to target national security, and energy organisations.DNS is responsible for pointing each web browser towards the correct IP address when a user wishes to access a web domain.Manipulating a DNS can allow a threat actor to create malicious DNS records that can be used to setup phishing websites within an organisation’s familiar domain.
Qualcomm first announced the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform in December 2018, and since then it’s made its way into a huge number of flagship smartphones.Nearly every major manufacturer has made at least one device utilizing the chipset, which brings a pretty substantial leap in performance over the Snapdragon 845.Now, Qualcomm is making a mid-year chipset improvement with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus.The 855 Plus is primarily targeted at mobile gamers and brings CPU and GPU improvements to elevate the mobile gaming experience.This is in contrast to the Prime core in the standard Snapdragon 855, which clocked up to 2.84GHz.Technically, this is only a four percent improvement, so we’ll have to see how it impacts performance and benchmarks once we get a device in our hands.
The UK government disregarded a raft of concerns about extending IR35 to the private sector in its response to a consultation over off-payroll working rules, industry groups have said.Last week the Treasury published draft legislation intended to extend controversial IR35 changes to the private sector, which will make companies and recruitment agencies liable for ensuring contractors are not doing similar jobs to that of payroll employees.The measure is expected to bring in £3.1bn in additional revenues for the Exchequer between 2020 and 2024.During its consultation on the changes, the government received over 200 written responses on its plans to extend the reforms first introduced to the public sector in 2017.Out of 19 key themes raised in the consultations, former IT consultant and founder of ContractorCalculator Dave Chaplin said HMRC and The Treasury ignored the vast majority."HMRC has estimated that 170,000 contractors will be affected, and claims that 90 per cent of them will have their income dropped.
Using a robotic sub, a team of investigators has detected traces of radiation leaking from Komsomolets – a Soviet nuclear submarine that sank 30 years ago in the Norwegian Sea.Its captain managed to bring the beleaguered sub to the surface, but it sank about five hours later.All 42 sailors were killed in the incident, known as the Komsomolets disaster.Normally, scientists extract samples of water near the sub, but this time around the researchers deployed Aegir 6000 – a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that was dispatched and monitored from the research vessel G. O. Sars.“We have been wanting to do a survey with an ROV for a number of years,” said expedition leader Hilde Elise Heldal in the press release.“Aegir 6000 allows us to see exactly where we are taking samples around the wreck, and equally importantly we’ve been able to use its cameras to zoom in and study the whole nuclear submarine section by section.”
It might not be as exciting as a hot dog toaster or a giant inflatable unicorn, but internal and external storage drives and USB flash storage drives tend to get pretty good discounts for Amazon Prime Day and this year is no exception.Below you'll find some of the ones with the biggest price drops.They're broken into categories to help you find the storage deals you want fast.If you're looking from microSD and SD card deals, here are the best ones from SanDisk.Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.Internal hard drives and SSDs
For the first time a tissue-softening enzyme, collagenase, will be used in patients who have suffered acid attacks or industrial accidents.It follows research by a team from Newcastle University, UK, who earlier this year showed that applying collagenase to the cornea softens the underlying tissue allowing the stem cells situated there to repair any damage.The first-in-man trial will examine how effective the enzyme is at softening the underlying tissue in the eye allowing the patient's own stem cells to repair the damage and restore the patient's sight.Every year, about 2 million people worldwide become blind due to corneal trauma, with one in every five cases caused by chemical burns to the eye.The trial involving 30 patients is funded by the Ulverscroft Foundation, a UK charity that supports organisations helping the visually impaired.It will be carried out in collaboration with Dr Sayan Basu and Dr Vivek Singh at the world-renowned LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India.
Huawei is planning to lay off employees at its American research and development (R & D) subsidiary Futurewei Technologies, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter.Why it matters: Chinese telecommunications equipment giant has been struggling with its American blacklisting, although the Trump administration may grant a reprieve within a month, according to a Reuters report.US President Donald Trump said at the G20 meeting in Japan last month that he would allow some tech exports to Huawei to resume.But the US Commerce Department said on July 3 that the company is still blacklisted and requests from American companies seeking to export products to Huawei were being reviewed “under the highest national security scrutiny.”The Trump administration may approve licenses for companies to resume sales to Huawei in two to four weeks, according to a Reuters report on Monday, citing a representative from an unnamed manufacturer.Details: Futurewei employs about 850 people in research labs across the US, including in Texas, California, and Washington states, said the report.
Amazon Prime Day, one of the biggest sales events of the year, is just a day away.offically kicks off on July 15 and runs for 48 hours -- all day Monday and Tuesday.Meanwhile, rival retailers like Walmart, Target and eBay are jumping into the fray with their own sales during the same period.But if you've been waiting to get your hands on a new iPad or Amazon Fire tablet, you don't have to wait: All current Amazon and Apple tablets are on sale right now.We've highlighted them all below.Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.