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“I had a couple seeds, I made a forest; I put in the work and take the profit…”EE says it will live stream a special Stormzy gig to mark the launch of its 5G network across six UK sites on Thursday May 30.The gig by the platinum-selling UK grime artist will be hosted in a “top secret” central London location, the company said, and streamed via the new bandwidth, which the BT-owned firm said could see some customers “break the one gigabit-per-second milestone on their 5G smartphones”.(That’s some way off the speeds estimated in Ofcom’s “Enabling 5G in the UK”, report, which sees peak 5G speeds of 10-20 gigabits-per- second…)China’s Huawei was keen to make hay of the news, sending Computer Business Review a release noting its role in the new network.EE acknowledged that the network specialist, under sustained pressure from US policy makers over espionage fears, was involved.
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Snapchat’s claim to fame has always been its privacy feature, automatically deleting so-called ephemeral messages or after a period of time.Now former employees are coming out, anonymously, of course, to reveal that the company hasn’t exactly been exercising due diligence in making sure that a special tool primarily used for law enforcement and fighting abuse isn’t being abused by employees themselves to spy on Snapchat users.SnapLion’s purpose was to extract data from user accounts in the aid of legal processes and investigation.Over time, it has also grown to be used by Snapchat itself to fight bullying and harassment on the platform.Unfortunately, it has reportedly also been used to get that same user data for illegal and illegitimate purposes.That tool is able to access data such as location, saved Snaps that haven’t been automatically deleted yet, phone numbers, and email addresses.
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He’s never come across Santa Claus, but he has spotted some orcas, penguins, and elephant seals over the years.“You need to keep it simple in the Antarctic.”In fact, the ecologist at the VU University Amsterdam has spent the last few years trying to understand the role poop from marine animals plays in amplifying biodiversity in the Antarctic.Instead, they prepared to arrive at their research site where they’d be sampling animal shit to discover the vital role its nutrients play in the desolate ecosystem of Antarctica.That’s life for Bokhorst, who’s now spent nine seasons conducting research in Antarctica, in some of the most extreme environments on Earth.He enjoys the work and doesn’t mind the summer days with a high of zero degrees Celsius—outside of the cold fingers, which he finds unpleasant enough to mention.
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Researchers from the MIPT Center for Photonics and 2D Materials have synthesized a quasi-2D gold film, showing how materials not usually classified as two-dimensional can form atomically thin layers.Published in Advanced Materials Interfaces, the study shows that by using monolayer molybdenum disulfide as an adhesion layer, quasi-2D gold can be deposited on an arbitrary surface.The team says the resulting ultrathin gold films, which are just several nanometers thick, conduct electricity very well and are useful for flexible and transparent electronics.The advent of 2D metals brings us closer to a new class of optical metamaterials whose unique potential to control light could lead to unexpected technologies, such as Harry Potter's invisibility cloak.Its synthesis and the study of its exciting properties have given rise to an entirely new field of science and technology.The "groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material" earned MIPT graduates Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics.
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If there’s a special place in your heart for single-purpose utilities that solve a nagging problem, then you’re going to want to skip your daily Starbucks coffee and instead buy yourself a copy of the new iOS contacts utility Vignette.The new app is focused on doing one thing well: finding photos for your contacts by scouring social media profiles and updating them.Many people don’t bother to add a photo when entering in an iOS contact for the first time — it’s often an afterthought at best.And because the iOS Contacts app directs you to your own photo library to find an image when editing a contact, adding a photo tends to be something people only do for close friends and family.(After all, most people don’t carry photos of co-workers, clients or business colleagues on their iPhone.)It’s a minor grievance, sure, but one that can impact people with wide networks — like those who interact with a range of clients or customers as part of their job, or remote workers who like to be reminded of what far-flung colleagues look like, for instance.
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Conservative candidate won in local elections in Prince Charles's home town earlier this month with the help of a 'doubtful' vote.HuffPost 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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As one series ends, another one is set to begin.Just before HBO aired the finale of Game of Thrones, it showed a glimpse of what’s coming for its other popular TV series.Compared to GoT, Westworld is both an old name and a new franchise and, thanks to that, its creators are able to take the world in a different direction.And what should be next after the wild, wild west but none other than Futureworld.Westworld technically takes place in the future, of course, just mostly dressed up in a Western-style fantasy.But with that setting long gone, it seems there was no longer any need to hide behind wagons and cowboy hats and dust.
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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.It could be the sound of birdsong in the morning, the movement of a plastic bag caught in the wind, or a fucking rocking t-shirt you can play like an electric guitar.Yes, friends, you heard that correctly; someone has created a t-shirt you can play like an electric guitar.Even better, you can buy it.Sorry, why are you still reading this?The electric guitar t-shirt has an image of the instrument on it.
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Few companies in the industry have undergone such a clear cultural change in recent years as Microsoft, which, not least, the architect behind the transformation Satya Nadella has taken up in his book, Hit Refresh.the Same applies of course in Sweden, where it is now blows a lot of new winds.the Company's new Sweden-president Hélène Barnekow, with a background at Telia and EMC, began four months ago, and she is pleased to come into a company that so clearly looks to the future.– Satya Nadella has certainly not been to Sweden yet, but the man really feel that he is present.There is a big cultural transformation of the company, " she says.The new Microsoft ceo tries to summarize the new direction Microsoft will take in the three different key points.
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Kriminella gäng följer polisen från luften med hjälp av drönare.Det avslöjar SVT-programmet Josefsson, skriver SVT Väst.En polis berättar i programmet hur han och flera av hans kollegor känner sig spanade på av kriminellas dönare med kameror.Det har inträffat vid flera tillfällen när de jobbat i de nordöstra stadsdelarna i Göteborg.– Det är alldeles uppenbart att det är oss de spanar på.Man ser ju de här drönarna uppe i luften och de flyger i stora cirklar som blir mindre och mindre tills de hittat oss.
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Intel has announced that hardware ray tracing will be supported with its upcoming graphics cards, at least in the data center models – but that’s perhaps a solid clue that the firm’s consumer GPUs will also support the technology.The news that Intel’s Xe GPUs will carry said support came in a lengthy blog post regarding the FMX graphics conference, in which the company noted: “The Intel Xe architecture roadmap for data center optimized rendering includes ray tracing hardware acceleration support for the Intel Rendering Framework family of API’s and libraries.”So, there’s been a fair bit of chatter already about whether Intel’s consumer graphics cards might support ray tracing, given that Nvidia has very much championed the tech with its latest Turing RTX products – which have dedicated cores to better cope with the demands of ray tracing – and that firm will be Intel’s big rival in the GPU space.And if its data center GPUs are coming with ray tracing support built-in at the hardware level, it’s not a huge leap to make in imagining that Intel is also planning this for its mainstream graphics card offerings (or at least the high-end ones, perhaps).All this is speculation at this point, obviously, and there’s no guarantee that this will happen.As ever, we’ll have to wait and see, but as Intel’s new GPUs are expected to come out in 2020, it might not be too long before we hear more on exactly how far the chip giant plans to go with ray tracing support.
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Norwegian fishermen discovered a beluga whale wearing a harness off the country’s northern coast last week.The fishermen were fascinated with how tame it was, but there might be a good reason that it was comfortable around humans.The scientists tracked down the whale near the town of Ingoy and attempted to remove its harness.Just as the fishermen had reported, the harness looked way too tight, according to Norwegian news outlet NRK.The white whale was enticed with fishy snacks but proved evasive at every turn, forcing them to get in the water to remove it.When the scientists finally got the harness off they saw that the inside read, “Equipment of St. Petersburg.”
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Google employees are organizing a phone drive to press lawmakers to legally end forced arbitration.In February, Google said it would end its use of forced arbitration clauses.The clauses, which are widely used in many industries, funnel employee complaints to a private legal system instead of the courts.Critics of the policies say they give employers an advantage over workers in disputes.But while Google dropped the policy, some employees are looking for national legislation to ban the practice across the United States.Employees recently appeared alongside Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to urge Congress to pass the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act.
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As we count down the months until the company introduces the next set of iPhones, we'll collect the most interesting rumors right here.We expect the new models to generally follow the format of the current generation: a "budget" successor to the iPhone XR, a midrange flagship following in the footsteps of the iPhone XS and a supersized model like the iPhone XS Max.Last year, the company introduced three new phones on Thursday, Sept. 13 and released the first two, the iPhone XS and XS Max, on Friday, Sept. 21, with the iPhone XR shipping about a month later, on Oct. 26.Citing supply chain sources, the site suggests that Apple may in fact debut two brand new models -- equipped with OLED displays and a more advanced rear camera system, no less -- and give a minor internal refresh to the successors to today's iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.But it's looking like Apple will stay on the sidelines for at least this year, if not longer.As reported by CNET's Shara Tibken, Apple and Qualcomm recently settled their court battle over patent licensing and reached a multiyear licensing and chipset supply agreement.
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Apple poached Intel’s lead developer for 5G phone modems, Umashankar Thyagarajan, in February – just weeks before it buried the hatchet with rival chip supplier Qualcomm this April, according to a report in the Telegraph on Sunday.The hire apparently wasn’t a closely held secret (Thyagarajan now lists an “Architecture” job at Apple on his LinkedIn page).But it was a major victory for Apple, which has long been rumoured to be mulling a shift into producing its own chips in-house.Embroiled in a bitter patent royalty/antitrust dispute with Qualcomm, Apple had leaned much more heavily on Intel, using the latter company as its exclusive supplier for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.However, not long after Thyagarajan left for Apple, the tech giant resolved its battle with Qualcomm, agreeing to terms including a payment from Apple to Qualcomm, a six-year licensing deal, and a chip supply agreement.That left Intel’s 5G chip project without a main customer – and just hours later, Intel announced it was abandoning its 5G mobile ambitions entirely.
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Following a recent report that cast doubt over Huawei’s claim that it is wholly owned by its employees, the Shenzhen-headquartered tech giant called a press conference on Thursday aimed at clearing the air.During that briefing, Huawei reiterated that it is fully owned by its employees, describing, once again, its intricate corporate structure.The company, however, produced little new information that could put the ownership issue to bed once and for all and didn’t fully address questions about who effectively controls Huawei.An academic paper arguing that Huawei’s claim of employee ownership is implausible under Chinese law was published on April 15, stirring major debate around Huawei and any ties it might have to the Chinese government.In it, authors Christopher Balding of Fulbright University Vietnam and Donald Clarke of George Washington University examined publicly available sources, which showed that Huawei’s operating company belongs to a holding company, with Huawei founder, Ren Zhengfei, holding a 1% share.The remaining 99% is held by a “trade union committee,” which was established under China’s Trade Union Law.
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In Days Gone, Deacon St. John and his best buddy Boozer are commonly referred to by other survivors as drifters.Each of the four encampments you visit throughout Days Gone has a separate Trust system.Our Days Gone Trust guide outlines this important mechanic in the latest PS4 exclusive.Many of the mainline missions in Days Gone run through the four camps.Yellow missions in your active storylines are mainline events, whereas red and white/gray are optional missions.Dynamic events impact Trust, too
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Microsoft has admitted that one of the great scourges of our time, the password reset rule, is bunk."When humans are assigned or forced to create passwords that are hard to remember, too often they'll write them down where others can see them," Microsoft's Aaron Margosis wrote in a blog post Wednesday.Worse, Margosis wrote, when people are forced to change their passwords, too often they make a "small and predictable alteration to their existing password," or they'll just forget it.The blog post introduces a broader set of "baseline" security settings Microsoft is considering recommending to companies that use its computer management software.Think of them as defaults of a sort.Unfortunately, Microsoft isn't simply yanking the password reset feature, which would be the humane thing to do.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has apparently given Huawei a thumbs up to help with the country's 5G infrastructure, in a limited way.The National Security Council, which May chairs, agreed on Tuesday to let the Chinese telecom work "noncore" parts of the infrastructure, the Telegraph reported.Neither May's office nor Huawei immediately responded to requests for comment.
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President Trump tweeted insults at Twitter again this morning, but this time Jack took the conversation off platform to the White House.In other news, a controversial Census question creates some strange bedfellows, and a "blockchain bandit" is pilfering millions in cryptocurrency.Here's the news you need to know in two minutes or less.Donald Trump insulted Twitter, then met with Jack DorseyPresident Donald Trump attacked Twitter on its own platform this morning, calling them "very discriminatory" and adding “they don’t treat me well as a Republican.” He also called on Congress to “get involved.” So Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sat down with the President with "no set agenda."The president was tweeting a different tune post meeting:
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