Dennis Colella

Dennis Colella

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We’re still watching how the Trump administration’s Huawei ban in the US plays out, especially after Google revoked the company’s access to Android and the Google Play Store.Yes, the US Commerce Department eased that ban temporarily to allow Google to play ball, but Huawei isn’t taking this sitting down: the Chinese tech giant is developing its own alternative to the Android operating system, and it might be ready as early as ‘fall’ of this year, according to the CEO.Best of all for Huawei fans: it will still be compatible with all Android and web apps.Per a report from the Chinese publication Caijing, Huawei’s CEO of Consumer Business Yu CHengdong stated it will be available in fall (from October 2019) or, at latest, by spring of next year (second-quarter 2020).The operating system won’t just be for phones, either: according to the report, it’s “open to mobile phones, computers, tablets, TVs, cars and smart wearable devices.”We’re far from sure how this business will all shake out, especially since China hasn’t itself taken action on behalf of Huawei in any effort to get this ban lifted.
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The Texas state legislature is working on a bill that the state governor is expected to sign into law that would ban red light cameras.House Bill 1631 passed the Texas Senate by a vote of 23-8 and now heads to Governor Greg Abbott who is expected to sign it into law.Republican Sen. Bob Hall is the sponsor of the bill, and he says that red light cameras violate due process because they assume that the registered owner of the car committed a violation.The bill prohibits cities in Texas from operating photographic traffic camera systems that can catch people speeding or running red lights and issue them fines.Some cities in Texas including Arlington and Richardson have stopped using red light cameras.Other towns like DeSoto have decided not to install red light cameras.
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In Europe and China have fordonsförsäljningen decreased for the first time in a long time and the lease of the elscootrar has exploded in Stockholm and other large cities.Within the next ten to fifteen years, it is, in particular, four key trends that will change the automotive industry; delningsekonomin, electrification, autonomous vehicles and connected vehicles.Expect that the automotive industry will experience a similar development as took place in the mobile industry.the Value will be moved from hardware to software, and the growth will be in areas that traditional vehicle manufacturers do not have experience of.the consulting firm, BCG predicts that the average profit on the classic components of the vehicle, will rise by a modest three per cent up to the year 2035, compared with the components for autonomous and electric vehicles are expected to rise by over 25 per cent and data and anslutningskomponenter which is projected to increase by over 27 per cent.Who then becomes the winner in the driverless race?
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After countless cups of tea and sandwiches, even the magic ingredients of goodwill and trust were not enough to get a breakthroughHuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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HBO may be losing Game of Thrones forever on May 19, but the network is coming right back with another fantasy epic saga.On Friday, HBO released an official teaser for season 1 of His Dark Materials, the upcoming series based on Philip Pullman's classic British trilogy of novels.The teaser is a little longer than the one we saw back in February, showing a bit more of such stars as James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Dafne Keen and Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda.And watch out for that polar bear.In the show's first book, Northern Lights, young Lyra attempts to save her best friend Roger from the Gobblers, who steal children and bring them to an icy fate.Our explainer has plenty more details.
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We’ve already seen the arrival of flexible phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, and while the excitement around these gadgets may have been dulled somewhat by concerns about durability, that isn’t stopping Lenovo from taking bendy screen tech and applying it to something bigger.That’s where this thing comes in, and I say “thing” because Lenovo’s new flexible prototype isn’t exactly a laptop in the traditional sense.When it’s closed, Lenovo’s prototype looks a lot like a mix between a traditional clamshell and a detachable 2-in-1 like a Microsoft Surface.There’s a hinge in the middle that holds the two halves together, a kickstand in back, and even a little loop for stashing its Wacom-powered stylus.Instead of a screen up top and a keyboard down below, the inside of the prototype ThinkPad has 13.3-inches of screen, with a 4:3 2K resolution and vibrant OLED display tech.And unlike the Galaxy Fold, the display on Lenovo’s concept isn’t made by Samsung or whatever unnamed supplier Huawei uses, but LG, which is making its debut in the bendy screen game on Lenovo’s prototype.
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May is Mental Health Month, and it seems that not long ago, the topic of mental wellness would be considered taboo in casual conversation, let alone public discourse.On social networks, we’re either debating strangers about issues we disagree on or being bombarded with images/videos depicting the “perfect life.”In today’s hyperconnected society, children are particularly vulnerable.Cyberbullying, for example, can lead to devastating consequences when children who already feel alienated are further ostracized and backed into a corner.On Instagram, a counter-trend is emerging that favors hyper-realistic photos and candid posts in place of idealized imagery that may induce FOMO.Mental health has become an issue of life and death with a broader societal impact that affects all of us.
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The Realme X is the first Realme phone to offer a pop-up selfie camera (16MP f/2.0).The brand says the camera pops up in 0.7 seconds, adding that the mechanism is designed to last for 200,000 cycles or 50 selfies everyday for ten years.Presumably this means 50 instances of the camera popping up and down, rather than 50 daily snaps in a row.But even retracting after the initial fall might help avoid damage as the phone tumbles.Realme’s pop-up camera enables a full-screen design, delivering a 6.53-inch full HD+ AMOLED screen (91.2 percent screen/body ratio).The OLED screen in turn enables another first, as it’s the brand’s first device with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
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Using an external clock and time reference source, such as the CDA-2990 accessory, offers a precise and convenient method of baseband synchronization for high channel count systems where devices are located near each other, such as in a rackmount configuration.Therefore, indoor, urban, or hostile environments restrict the use of GPSDO.Ethernet-based synchronization enables precise baseband synchronization over large distances in GPS-denied environments.White Rabbit is a fully deterministic Ethernet-based network protocol for general purpose data transfer and synchronization[1].This project is supported by a collaboration of academic and industry experts such as CERN and GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research.White Rabbit is an extension of the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) standard, which distributes time references over Ethernet networks.
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Washington State University have developed a sensor where nanoparticles feel the smell if the milk is on the way to becoming poor.Now, the researchers want to see the built-in package.a few decades ago was a clip on tv where we were asked not to mechanically throw away the milk just because the expiration date was passed.We were invited to watch – and smell.today, it is probably only the oldest generations who use their senses to determine whether food really has become unfit, and, consequently, ends up copious amounts of trash.the united nations organization for food and agriculture estimates that one third of the food intended for people is being disposed.
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The Russian aircraft that crash-landed in Moscow, went back and nödlandade of technical reasons, the Russian airline Aeroflot.According to Aeroflot it was something with the technology on the plane that forced it to turn back, and the plane took then fire during the landing.According to the site Flightradar24 made the planet a loop in the air before the european."After the start reported the crew into an abomination and decided to turn back to the airport.At 6:30 nödlandande the aircraft" announces the airport Sheremetyevo in a statement.the Previous data has been spread about that the plane caught fire in the air after being hit by lightning.
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north Korea confirms official to the country provskjutit rockets towards the sea of japan.the Country's dictator Kim Jong-Un says in a statement that peace and security can only be achieved through strength.After nearly a days ' worth of reporting in the west, the state news agency KCNA issued a message to provskjutningarna applied to long range missiles."the Purpose of the exercise was to estimate and investigate the ability and accuracy of avfyrningsramper for högkalibriga long range missiles and tactical homing weapons in the front line," writes KCNA, which also said that the country's leader Kim Jong-Un personally supervised the tests.Photos published in north Korean media shows a grim Kim Jong-Un with binoculars in a firm grip while he observes the launch.the Country's state news agency KCNA said that the dictator reminded his soldiers that "genuine peace and security can only be secured and achieved through strength.
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I år är det 20 år sedan dåvarande Lucas Films och Lego började göra saker tillsammans.Det gör man genom att släppa en hög med nya modeller.Vi har kollat in dem och pratat med en av skaparna, Michael Lee Stockwell.Läs mer om de unika minifigsen som finns med här.Tävling: Vinn hela jubileumsserien med fem byggsatser från Lego Star Wars!Störst är alltså Slave I och den känns helt klart som den modernaste, en riktigt stor låda med 1996 delar och stomme av Technics.
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Valve’s Index virtual reality headset is the first that can be plugged into VirtualLink, the USB-C port you’ll find on most Nvidia RTX 2070 and greater Nvidia RTX 20-series graphics cards.But it only partially earns this distinction, as Valve’s support for VirtualLink only goes as far as your willingness to buy a $40 dongle.The promise of VirtualLink is to reduce the amount of cables and connections between the headset and your computer.This dongle can help you tidy things up, since it reduces the Index’s cable count and port requirement from three to one, all down to a single USB-C input that goes into your GPU.But turning VirtualLink into a dongle is a hilariously backwards interpretation of what was designed to be an elegant solution — because since the VirtualLink part is only at the GPU end, you’ll actually wind up with a slightly heavier cable that’s just as thick tethering you to your computer!I’d have much preferred if Valve would have released a version of the Index that outputs straight into VirtualLink — no dongle required — so you could have a single slim USB-C cable as the only thing tying you to a PC.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. May 1, 2019 - Back in 2013, Timothy Koeth, an associate research professor at the University of Maryland, received a rather extraordinary birthday gift: a little cloth lunch pouch containing a small object wrapped in brown paper towels.Inside he found a heavy metal cube and a crumpled message, a provocative note wrapped around a stone that came crashing through the window of history.It read, "Taken from Germany, from the nuclear reactor Hitler tried to build.In the May 2019 issue of Physics Today, Koeth and Miriam Hiebert, a doctoral candidate working with him on this project at UMD's A. James Clark School of Engineering, describe what they've discovered while exploring the German quest and failure to build a working nuclear reactor during World War II.A Chandelier of Nuclear ElementsThis cube represents one of 664 uranium metal components that were strung together in a form reminiscent of a chandelier to comprise the core of a nuclear reactor experiment that a team of German scientists attempted to build toward the end of the World War II, including Werner Heisenberg -- a theoretical physicist and one of the key visionaries of quantum mechanics.
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Google’s Pixel smartphones may have received rave reviews but that hasn’t translated into great sales, the company admitted today, confirming new hardware is on the schedule for Google I/O 2019.Revealing $6.6 billion in net income for Q1 2019, based on $36.33 billions in revenue, Alphabet disappointed investors by missing its estimates.“Hardware results reflect lower year on year sales of Pixel,” Ruth Porat, chief financial operator of Alphabet and Google, said on the company’s Q2 earning call, “reflecting in part heavy promotional activity industry-wide given some of the recent pressures in the premium smartphone market.”It’s an unexpected note of pessimism for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which had widely been acclaimed as Google’s best smartphones so far.Popular not least for running pure Android, the phones had been particularly praised for their camera performance.Where rivals smartphone-makers have taken to adding two or more cameras on the rear of their handsets, Google opted instead for a single sensor and more adept software to deliver features like background deblur.
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The venture capital arm of Commerzbank and London investor Octopus Ventures have co-led a $9m (£7m) funding round into fintech startup Mosaic Smart Data.Existing backer and client JP Morgan also participated in the round, adding to its minority stake in the startup.The bank signed a multi-year deal to use Mosaic’s technology – which helps banks make fixed-income sales and trading arms more profitable – globally in October last year.Read more: The UK's young 'tech for good' startups valued at £2.3bnMosaic said it will use the funding to support product development and international expansion efforts.“Mosaic Smart Data’s mission is to empower financial market professionals with usable, data-driven tools to ask the questions they need answered and to receive those results in a language they can understand,” said the Moorgate-based startup’s chief executive and founder Matthew Hodgson.
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As we head into the summer tourist season, one of the bigger travel startups in Europe has allegedly bagged a significant round of funding.German blog Deutsche Startups is reporting that GetYourGuide, which lets tourists search for and book tours and other experiences in their destinations of choice from a catalog of some 35,000 activities, has raised €500 million from investors including SoftBank at a valuation of €1.6 billion ($558 million at a valuation of $1.78 billion at current dollar rates).Prior to this, Sky in the UK (via tech.eu) reported that GetYourGuide was raising $300 million and that Singapore’s Temasek was also in the round, so that is another potential investor in the mix.If accurate, this latest Series E would be a big leap in funding for the company, which had raised $170 million up to now.Days ago, the mega-investor — which has been taking a leading role in large growth rounds for startups globally through its $100 billion Vision Fund — put $1 billion (€900 million) into German payments provider Wirecard as part of a wider fintech partnership.GetYourGuide was launched in 2009, and since then it has sold some 25 million tickets — a figure that speaks to a significant acceleration in its activities in the last two years.
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For many years, Microsoft has published a security baseline configuration: a set of system policies that are a reasonable default for a typical organization.While most of the settings have been unproblematic, one particular decision has long drawn the ire of end-users and helpdesks alike: a 60-day password expiration policy that forces a password change every two months.The rationale for the previous policy is that it limits the impact a stolen password can have—a stolen password will automatically become invalid after, at most, 60 days.In reality, however, password expiration tends to make systems less safe, not more, because computer users don't like picking or remembering new passwords.Instead, they'll do something like pick a simple password and then increment a number on the end of the password, making it easy to "generate" a new password whenever they're forced to.In the early days of computing, this might have been a sensible trade-off, because cracking passwords was relatively slow.
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A select band of NatWest and RBS customers deemed to have the cleanest and most easily identifiable fingers are taking part in a small trial of biometric technology, with a batch of debit cards that allow fingerprint authentication of large transactions now out there and in use.Once each card has had fingerprint data loaded on it it cannot be changed, with 200 special customers given access to the special cards and the authority to dazzle unsuspecting retail staff with their powers.The biometric data remains on the card and is not verified with the bank in any way, so there's no need to supply head office with sensitive personal data in the form of hi-res images of your fingertips.The card verifies it's you and does all the work, if it's been set up right.The cards work in the usual contactless and Chip and Pin manners too, with the finger only needed when the £30 contactless payment limit is breached.The trial runs for three months, after which there'll be some thinking done about if the rest of us commonfolk should be allowed to use such thrilling, but probably-complicated-to-set-up, cards.
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