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We’re not expecting the iPhone 11 series to land until September, but a number of leaks have already rolled in and we’re hearing a number of new things today, with a particular focus on the camera.According to YouTube channel EverythingApplePro in collaboration with Apple leaker Max Weinbach, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max will have three camera lenses, with the third being a 12MP wide-angle lens with a 120-degree field of view.That would join the 12MP main and telephoto lenses found on the iPhone XS range.Apparently the third lens won’t have optical image stabilization (OIS), but the two lenses inherited from the iPhone XS range will.The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max will apparently also have an improved flash, set to be the same size as the flash module on their predecessors, but brighter.The camera bump meanwhile will apparently be less thick, and the image signaling processor is apparently being upgraded, to allow for better general photography.
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In a series of new updates Thursday, the search giant is adding new features to Google Assistant, Maps and its classic search to help you get your next meal.Partnering with delivery services including DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery.com, Slice and ChowNow, users can now order directly from search, Maps or the Google Assistant as opposed to having to go into the respective apps for the restaurants of choice.An "order online" button will appear in search or Maps when the restaurant you're looking for uses one of those services.Google says other services like Zuppler will be "coming soon."Menus are all displayed in the apps, with Google also showing the minimum each service requires and the respective delivery fees.The ordering process is largely similar to the standalone apps, with options available to enter promo codes and change credit cards if needed at checkout.
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Mobile banking trojans are one of the most rapidly-developing pieces of malware, a new report from security specialist Kaspersky Lab has warned.It said it has witnessed a “worrying amount of attacks” carried out on more than 300,000 users, with a type of malware designed to steal credentials and money from users’ bank accounts.But Kaspersky Lab’s IT threat evolution report Q1 has report has found that while users were subjected to a variety of mobile banking malware families, one was particularly active in the Q1 period.It found that a new version of the Asacub malware accounted for 58.4 percent of all banking Trojans that attacked users.Indeed, in Q1 Kaspersky Lab detected Asacub targeting on average 8,200 users a day.In the first quarter of 2019, its researchers found 29,841 files of such malware, up from 18,501 in Q4 2018.
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Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly has warned that consumers are likely to be hit by price increases as a result of the Trump administration’s proposed round tariffs reports Reuters.“The impact of tariffs at 25% will result in price increases and will be felt by U.S. consumers,” the CEO said on today’s earnings call.The comments have come just over a month before a public hearing is due to take place on June 17th, in which the 3,805 products that will be affected by tariffs of up to 25% will be discussed.This list includes gadgets such as laptops, cellphones, and tablets, as well as other everyday items like clothing, books, bedsheets, and fresh produce.If approved, the tariffs could apply from the end of June.The CEO’s comments echo the predictions made by financial analysts, who argue that the Trump administration’s tariffs are likely to fall either on US businesses or US households, rather than hitting Chinese exporters.
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Between Google, Qualcomm, and Arm cutting ties with Huawei, it seems like the firm’s smartphone business is in critical danger unless the U.S. lifts its trade ban.Thankfully, at least one important Huawei partner says it can still do business with the Chinese brand.A spokesperson for Taiwan’s TSMC said its shipments to Huawei won’t be affected by the ban, according to Reuters.The newswire previously reported that TSMC was “assessing the impact” of the U.S. trade ban.The Taiwanese company is a leader in chip manufacturing, and is responsible for producing Huawei’s Kirin smartphone chipsets.Processors from Apple, MediaTek, and Qualcomm are also churned out by the firm.
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Panic, the company best known for its Mac and iOS software, has revealed a new pocket-size handheld game console that features a tiny hand crank, D-pad, and black and white display.Called Playdate, the small device resembles a short, wide Game Boy, though there’s the obvious exception of a hand crank used as a type of joystick during gameplay.The Playdate handheld gaming system will launch next year, according to Panic, which detailed the new device on a Twitter thread today.The company previously dabbled with video games via its Firewatch in 2016 and the Untitled Goose Game that will launch this year.We reached out to some of our favorite people, like @KeitaTakahash, @bfod, @helvetica, @shauninman, and many more.Here's a peek at one: Crankin's Time Travel Adventure, from Keita.
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Have you found yourself staring at pictures of Bentley's Bentayga SUV and wondering what it would look like if that vehicle had a wine-fueled weekend-long tryst in Santa Barbara with the Mercedes G550 4x4 Squared and the result was another new SUV?However, someone clearly has because a company in Spain is building it.It's called the Bengala Bentayga, and it's weird and awful and also kind of wonderful in a "Some men just want to watch the world burn" sort of way.The basic recipe starts with a Bentayga (obvs) and then slaps some massive and wide off-road tires and wheels on it.They're almost like those Icelandic trucks that Top Gear took to the North Pole.Then Bengala slaps some big carbon fiber fender flares on for good measure.
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In recent years, the transmission of svarttaxitjänster increased on social media.In the different groups advertise individuals who offer ride between the different locations against payment.When Di Digital has been in contact with the traffic police in Stockholm have indicated that a large part of the svarttaxitjänsterna relayed via Facebook.Facebook-groups describing themselves sometimes as a forum for carpooling.It is misleading because it is illegal to receive compensation for being shot in Sweden, if the driver lacks taxilegitimation from the transport agency.Now the Swedish Tax agency started a major review of the groups on Facebook and other social media.
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'Statistical significance' is one of the most widely misunderstood phrases in science, according to a 2013 Scientific American article.Probability values (p-values) have been used as a way to measure the significance of research studies since the 1920s, with thousands of researchers relying on them since.This misunderstanding is what the latest episode of the How Researchers Changed the World podcast explores, in conversation with statistician Ron Wasserstein.In particular, the podcast focuses on Ron's research into the misuse of p-values as a measure of statistical significance, which culminated in his 2016 paper: 'The American Statistical Association's statement on P-values: Context, Process and Purpose.'So, Ron was tasked with leading the creation of a framework outlining how p-values should be used in research, which would be published as a statement by the American Statistical Association , a leading authority in the statistics world.It wasn't a simple task, but although the debate regarding p-values continues, the statement has had an impact on the research world beyond what Ron could ever have imagined...
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Cala Health, a medical technology company that develops “wearable therapies” to tackle chronic disease, has raised $50 million in a series C round of funding from a number of big-name investors, including Alphabet’s venture capital (VC) arm GV, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Baird Capital, and Lux Capital, among others.Founded in 2014, San Francisco-based Cala Health is currently focusing its efforts on “neuromodulation” therapies, delivering targeted stimulation to nerve cells through body-worn electronics to treat conditions such as essential tremor (ET).This condition, which is thought to impact around 7 million people in the U.S. alone, is often characterized by severe tremors in a person’s hands, arms, and fingers, though it can affect other parts of the body.Cala Health had previously raised around $21 million, including its $18 million series B round, in which GV was also a participant, in 2016.With another $50 million in the bank it is now well funded to launch a “limited release” of its prescription Cala Trio therapy.The company hasn’t divulged many details about the Cala Trio therapy program, except that it will involve a wearable electronic device.
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Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a new production studio called PlayStation Productions that will focus exclusively on adapting the company’s hit videogame franchises into TV shows and movies.The new production studio will be headed by PlayStation’s former VP of Marketing, Asad Qizilbash, and overseen by PlayStation boss Shawn Layden.According to Layden, a number of titles are already in production, though he says that the new studio won’t follow a set cadence for releasing those films like you’ve come to expect from, say, Marvel Studios.In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Qizilbash said the team has spoken to a number of Hollywood producers including Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Kevin Feige to get an understanding about the production process and what to expect.That said, according to Layden, what the PlayStation Productions doesn’t want to do is simply make a shot-for-shot retelling of a game.Instead, it has to be a vision of the game written by someone who understands the franchise and can adapt it for movie-going audiences.
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On Friday, a California man was sentenced to over a year and a half in prison for threatening to kill Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and his family over the agency’s controversial repeal of net neutrality.The threats took place in December 2017 as the FCC took up the vote to roll back net neutrality regulations under Pai’s leadership.As the day of the vote approached, a man named Markara Man, 33, began sending Pai emails with threats against him and his family.Allegedly, the first email accused the net neutrality repeal, and therefore Pai, of causing a teenager to die by suicide.The next email reportedly made explicit threats to kill Pai and his family, including specific addresses in and around Arlington, Virginia.The final one contained images of the chairman and his family.
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A vulture removes his anorak and straps on a Rift to play in BBC's nerd goggles attemptDoctor Who fans, faced with waiting until 2020 before the blue police box appears on their screens once more, were thrown a virtual reality bone by the BBC today.As arguably the biggest nerd at Vulture Central, this correspondant was assigned the task of strapping on a Rift and firing up the BBC Digital Drama Team's 13-minute take on a Whovian VR experience.Those hoping for some live Who action to stave off those long lonely nights until the next series will be sadly disappointed.Doctor Who: The Runaway is animated with an art style that leans more towards the cartoonish than the uncanny reality of something like Lone Echo.The story has the Doctor (voiced by the current occupant of the live-action role, Jodie Whittaker) attempting to return a creature called Volta to its home planet before the proverbial hits the fan.
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After months of speculation, President Trump has signed an executive order giving the federal government the power to ban US companies from buying foreign-made telecommunications equipment deemed a national security risk.Under the order, which gives the Secretary of Commerce power to determine which transactions may be potential risks, no single company is immediately marked as a threat.But the plan is largely seen as a move against China-based Huawei, which some US lawmakers have deemed a security threat.The US argues that China’s government could force companies like Huawei to install backdoors in their equipment to spy on American networks.Huawei has repeatedly denied that this could happen, and the company’s CEO and founder, Ren Zhengfei, has made defiant statements, saying that America’s campaign against the company won’t stop its international growth.Last February, the heads of six major US intelligence agencies, including the FBI, the CIA, and the NSA, told American citizens not to use Huawei or ZTE phones.
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Rage 2, the new open-world shooter from Avalanche Studios and id Software, starts slowly and predictably.A wilderness outpost is attacked by an old enemy; a mentor is dead and the veneer of civilization is shattered.Pick up that suit of armor, young hero, pick up that gun.It's time to go hunting for some chaos, and some revenge.Crafted as a sequel to a messy but moderately well regarded experiment released in 2011, Rage 2 is an attempt to hybridize two disparate game design approaches that are—on paper, anyway—compatible.The world is full of opportunities for violence: bandit camps, enemy robots, hulking mutant boss monsters.
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Two angles facing left, which often indicate, "return to the beginning."You should methodically test every part of the charging process, including software, the AC adapter, Lightning cable, and Lightning port.Start by verifying that something is amiss.You've probably heard the classic advice (immortalized in the British sitcom "The IT Crowd") that the first thing you should try is to turn it off and back on again.Assuming that your iPad still has some battery life remaining, restart the iPad and then try to charge it again.Don’t try to charge it via computer
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Providence, Rhode Island will be getting its very first self-driving shuttle, thanks to a partnership with a company called May Mobility, according to a report published Tuesday by Automotive News.The shuttles will be open to the public, seat six and run between Olneyville Square in Providence and an Amtrak station six miles away.The shuttle's route will have 12 stops, and it will run seven days a week.Unlike Waymo's self-driving program in Phoenix, May Mobility's shuttles all feature a human safety driver.This is likely because, as part of its contract with the city of Providence, May Mobility assumes all responsibility for its shuttles.May also handles all of the maintenance for the vehicles, making it virtually turn-key for the city, a convenience for which the City of Providence is shelling out $800,000 during its first year of operation.
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It only took 16% of a single day to run through the entire US allocation of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition.Many hopeful buyers ended up on a waitlist, likely resigning themselves to stop getting their hopes up for a model that was already sold out.Mazda announced on Tuesday that it would expand availability of the Miata 30th Anniversary Edition in the US.The automaker is able to bring another 143 examples to our amber waves of grain, bringing the net US allotment up to 643 units, or 21.43% of the model's 3,000-unit run.It's unclear if the waitlist will be offered the car based on who landed there first, or if the automaker will use a randomized lottery to determine the lucky new owners.Clad in surprisingly vibrant racing orange paint that extends to the brake calipers, the car also gets a special set of 17-inch Rays alloy wheels, Bilstein dampers (for manual-transmission models) and Brembo front brakes.
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Om inget görs för att lösa situationen kommer mellan en halv och en miljon arter att försvinna, varav många inom de närmaste åren.Det är den bistra slutsatsen i den rapport som den mellanstatliga organisationen IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) nu presenterat.I dag är utrotningstakten tio till hundra gånger snabbare än vad den varit någon gång under de senaste tio miljoner åren.Den senaste massutrotningen skedde för 66 miljoner år sedan när en asteroid svepte bort en majoritet av jordens arter, bland annat dinosaurierna.Många menar att det är dit vi är på väg nu, medan andra menar att en sjätte massutrotning under de senaste 500 miljoner åren redan har inletts.Den springande punkten, konstaterar forskarna, är att vi människor är helt beroende av naturen för att överleva som art.
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Malaysian payment service provider GHL Systems has partnered Grab Malaysia to enable GrabPay mobile QR payments at its merchant payment touchpoints.Through the partnership, GrabPay will have access to GHL’s 70,000 merchant payment touchpoints in the country.GHL will also add the digital wallet’s payment channel to its existing credit and debit card offerings as well as cross-border and local e-wallets.Grab launched its digital wallet services in Malaysia in May 2018 through a partnership with Maybank.It’s GrabPay’s first expansion out of Singapore.GrabPay is also available in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
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