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The 1,524-page plan proposes thermal energy grids, factory-based construction of timber buildings, and a mobility network with heated bike lanes and adaptive traffic signals.Google created Sidewalk Labs in June 2015, just a few months before forming its Alphabet parent company.It initiated a Request for Proposals, which Sidewalk Labs ultimately won in October 2017 (no land was transferred).The Alphabet company says it has also talked to “more than 21,000 Toronto residents.” Sidewalk Labs has been teasing various smart city technologies for months, but today marks the official unveiling of its overall plan.Sidewalk Labs would lead real estate development in Quayside and Villiers West, which represent less than 7% of the eastern waterfront.If those are successful, the government could choose to apply them to a broader area, known as the Innovative Development and Economic Acceleration (IDEA) District.
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Matt and Luke Goss, the thin men with wildly and suspiciously differing hairlines known as Bros, are to revive the thrill of their baffling documentary for BBC Four and have been handed the keys to the network to host an entire evening spectacular this summer.BBC Four is running Bros special A Night In With Bros in July, when the boys will introduce "...programming inspired by their childhood, their musical influences and long careers" and chat with their friends, with the evening culminating in a repeat of smash documentary Bros: After The Screaming Stops.The one where they revealed themselves as equal parts bonkers and charming as they attempted to make it look like they don't hate each other.It'll mean sitting next to each other for a few hours, mind, with Matt explaining: "Throughout our long careers, we have been inspired by so many musical influences, and we're so excited to take a walk down memory lane and share some of our most favourite moments that have led us to this point."
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If you’ve been following the launches of next-generation 5G cellular networks, you probably know that their most heavily marketed advantages involve radically improving speeds — a historic weakness of satellite-based communications solutions.But the European Commission-backed SaT5G Consortium has spent the past two years working on ways to keep satellites relevant in the 5G era, and announced today that it’s successfully demonstrated “5G over satellite” solutions that could be paired with terrestrial cell towers over the next few years.Of the six prospective SaT5G services, two have the most obvious appeal: delivering 5G to aircraft and to underserved rural markets.In the former case, medium-Earth orbit satellites would be used to deliver 5G services to the inflight entertainment systems in planes, while the latter would provide fast upload and download services to areas that have traditionally had issues getting wired or fast wireless service.Sat5G expects that 5G over satellite could go beyond serving lightly populated areas to be used for short-term events with large numbers of people.SaT5G’s novel spin is that it isn’t pitching satellite as the exclusive delivery channel for 5G services; instead, it sees opportunities to augment what only cell towers can handle with what satellites can reasonably deliver.
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In what's starting to feel like the year of virtual bloodshed, the gang over at Google's gearing up to kill off yet another standout service — this time, the slick and useful travel planning app Trips.In true Google form, though, the journey's being cancelled: The G-Team has revealed (though not technically announced) that the Trips app will fly off into the sunset on August 5th.Google launched a new travel-planning website with the same Trips name last month and failed to mention the existing Trips app within that announcement, which sure seemed like an ominous sign.As for that new website, it follows the app's basic model of pulling travel info from Gmail and putting it into bundles for you — but, well, it's just a website.And that means it isn't especially pleasant to use from your mobile phone and isn't readily available offline, either, which is a pretty big flaw for a service you're bound to rely on while flying the (allegedly) friendly skies.All you have to do is venture outside of Google's own self-made services to find a travel organization app that does everything Trips did — and a whole lot more.
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Intuitive platform provides actionable content to help founders launch and grow their businesses.STANFORD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 13, 2019–In its commitment to furthering global reach and meaningful impact, Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) today announced Stanford Embark, an online self-paced resource to help guide entrepreneurs through each stage of their business venture.View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190613005621/en/Stanford Embark is an interactive membership-based toolkit for emerging and established entrepreneurs.Entrepreneurs across the globe will have access to and utilize Stanford Embark’s flexible modules and interactive tools to evaluate their progress and develop a personalized “startup canvas,” that will act as a roadmap and help apply what they learn directly to their venture.
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Google’s official reveal of the Pixel 4’s design confirmed the leaks: much like Apple’s rumored iPhone 11, the Pixel 4 is set to feature a massive, square-shaped camera module on the back.With both Apple and Google now on board, it seems that giant, postage-stamp-sized camera bumps are officially set to be the latest design indignity that smartphone owners will be forced to suffer.The iPhone 11 (or whatever Apple ends up calling it) and Pixel 4 didn’t invent the giant camera bulge.Nokia in particular was once known for it on its Nokia N8 and PureView models, promising that the unsightly hardware would result in far better pictures.But now, it seems, after years of pivoting towards smaller devices, the wheel has turned back towards sacrificing aesthetics at the alter of image quality.The problem isn’t just that Apple and Google have decided that it is, in fact, hip to be square: it’s the domino effect that their designs have on the rest of the industry.
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Smartphone photography has come a long way in the last decade.Tripods are stands with three collapsible legs designed to hold your photography equipment.However, the main functions they perform remain the same: stabilizing your device and allowing you to take well-framed shots from a variety of angles.Finally, we have tabletop tripods, sometimes called tablepods.Maybe you have a steady hand and the stabilization alone does not seem worth it.Taking such shots is possible via your smartphone’s Manual or pro mode, but for truly great results you need a smartphone tripod.
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Scientists have discovered a rare vertebrate-eating plant in Ontario, Canada, that feeds on salamanders, according to reports.While some carnivorous plants are known to eat insects, the bell-shaped purple pitcher plant or Sarracenia purpurea is the first known in North America to consume amphibians, Newsweek reported.Scientists previously thought only tropical pitcher plants ate vertebrates.SEVERED HEAD OF 30,000-YEAR-OLD WOLF FOUND INTACT IN SIBERIAThe plant slowing digests its prey by drowning it in acidic fluid, Vice reported about the study published in the journal Ecology last week.A biologist from the University of Guelph first discovered the meat-eating plant last year in the Algonquin Provincial Park.
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As teased in the lead up to E3 2019, one of Ubisoft’s big reveals at the show this year was Watch Dogs Legion.In the third game in the series, we’ll still play as a member of DedSec, only this time, the setting shifts to a near-future London that has been swallowed by authoritarianism.It’ll be DedSec’s job to fight back against mass surveillance and oppression through hacking the world around you, but this time, there’s an interesting little twist that separates Watch Dogs Legion from the games that came before it.Ubisoft says that each of the people you see in this virtual London have been created specifically for the game.None of them are randomly generated, with each having their own set schedules and abilities that could make them a worthy addition to DedSec’s ranks.You’ll be able to play as any of the characters you meet around London, assuming you can recruit them to DeadSec first.
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Having finally fought my way out of the congestion choking the San Jose suburbs, I take the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera climbing up Skyline Boulevard.Once my foot’s all the way down, he taps the smartphone mounted on the dashboard to engage the Vonnen Shadow Drive system.And not the kind that’s going to save the planet.Instead of punching a gang of no-goodniks out of the frame, though, I’m tearing through the hills of Northern California.In an age where electric cars are finally getting recognized for their performance, it’s a way to offer those benefits to the folks who cling to their older machines.“It’s all about torque,” says Vonnen boss Chuck Moreland.
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the power company Fortum and put this project to make biofuel out of hästbajs in Sweden.the Swedish law put a spanner in the works, reports The business on to the SPEAR.Then, in 2017, has been stable in the region of Stockholm, with a minimum of five horses, to take part in the project, the Horsepower.the Teams may torrströ, delivered, and retrieved the litter mixed with excrement from the horses.The mix is burned, then in a combined heat and power.in the summer, is put the project down.
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Of all the people we expected to see at the Xbox E3 2019 event, Keanu Reeves wasn’t on the list, but the iconic actor turned up to talk about a new game he’s featuring in.Cyberpunk 2077 sees the start of movies like The Matrix and John Wick once again step into the future in CD Projekt Red’s upcoming title.The game itself is adapted from the classic 1988 tabletop game, Cyberpunk 2020.However this new iteration for Xbox is set 57 years on, in a California city that has gone decidedly downhill.Gamers play as V, a mercenary who can be heavily customized depending on the requirements of each section of the game.There’ll be six regions – from corporate zones through to gang territory – across which V must travel.
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Depop is a social shopping app that has been described as a mix of eBay and Instagram.The company announced Friday that it has raised $62 million in a round of funding led by New York-based venture capital firm, General Atlantic.It plans to use the funding to expand in the US and triple its user base there.Since being founded in Milan in 2011, Depop has grown to have 13 million users in 147 countries around the world, according to the company.Some users are making a decent amount of money flipping their clothes and other belongings.Instead of spending weekends or school holidays washing dishes and waiting tables, entrepreneurially minded teens are launching mini businesses to earn money online.This is largely thanks to new apps that have cropped up in recent years and enabled young shoppers to set up shop easily and buy or sell secondhand clothing and accessories.
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The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Amazon Prime Air permission to test their latest delivery drones in the US.Amazon Prime Air will start delivering packages via drones 'within months,' according to a statement from Amazon Worldwide Consumer CEO Jeff Wilke.Previous Amazon drones have been approved for testing but each new design requires a new certificate.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The Federal Aviation Administration recently issued Amazon Prime Air a special certificate to test their latest drones, Yahoo Finance first reported, and Amazon executive Jeff Wilke said the service will be ready to deliver drones to customers "within months."Amazon has been working for years to develop an unmanned delivery service for its customers.
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NASA has selected three companies to deliver science and technology payloads to the lunar surface on robotic landers over the next few years.The space agency announced Friday that it will be working with Pittsburgh firm Astrobotic, Houston-based Intuitive Machines and Edison, New Jersey firm OrbitBeyond to deliver NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS).The deals form part of NASA’s Artemis program that aims to make new scientific discoveries and demonstrate new technologies supporting the goal of establishing a sustainable human presence on the Moon by 2028.'IT WAS VERY CLOSE TO AN ABORT': HOW THE NERVE-WRACKING FINAL SECONDS OF THE APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING UNFOLDEDRobotic landers will deliver a host of science experiments and technology to the lunar surface over the coming years.NASA tweeted that Intuitive Machines has proposed to fly as many as five payloads to Oceanus Procellarum, which the agency describes as “a scientifically intriguing dark spot on the Moon,” by July 2021.
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It's easy to change the language of your iPhone, which will change the language that most menus and many apps display text in.You can also set up your iPhone to use dictionaries from multiple languages at once, and toggle between them.If you want to communicate in a new language, the iPhone can help you out.Rather than wrestle with auto-correct when you try to write in a different language, you can simply change the language of your phone, or make your iPhone multilingual.Several languages include multiple choices — for example, you can choose English (US) or English (UK), which changes some spellings slightly.Your iPhone screen will go black for a few moments while Apple updates your settings.
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The consumer version of Blackberry Messenger is shutting down today.Friday is the last day for users to download photos, videos and files so they're not lost.Contacts, Stickers and Feeds can't be exported.BBM is offering refunds for Stickers but not for BBMojis.Reward balances had to be collected by May 20.BBM tweeted a goodbye Friday morning to remind users of the shutdown and to suggest that they check out BBM Enterprise as a replacement on iOS and Android.
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In Indonesia, when it comes to dressing up for an occasion, there’s often no difference between a casual Sunday brunch with friends and a wedding banquet.From hair and makeup to nails and eyebrows, everything has to be on point.In fact, it’s not uncommon for Indonesian women to visit the hair salon or, in some cases, hire a beauty artist before a lunch date in town.Dennish Tjandra is the CEO and founder of HelloBeauty, an Indonesia-based beauty services marketplace, and he knows just how high the demand for beauty artists is.A few years ago, his wife needed the services of a beauty artist, so she searched for one on Instagram.However, it turned out to be a horrible experience.
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For more than 25 years the founders of Thrive Earlier Detection have been researching ways to improve the accuracy of liquid biopsy tests.The fruits of that labor from Dr. Bert Vogelstein, Dr. Kenneth Kinzler and Dr. Nickolas Papadopoulos — all professors and researchers at Johns Hopkins University — is CancerSEEK, a liquid biopsy test that has demonstrated specificity of over 99% in a retrospective study published by Science earlier this year.By minimizing false positives, in cancer screening tools and providing a test with proven accuracy doctors can take treatment actions earlier, which can lead to better survival rates for cancer patients.Now, with FDA approval for its tests for pancreatic and ovarian cancer and a new study underway with a large healthcare provider, CancerSEEK is being rolled out to market through Thrive Earlier Detection with the help of a new $110 million round of funding.“Over the past 30 years we have made great strides in understanding cancer.Combining this knowledge with the latest in molecular testing technologies, our founders have developed a simple and affordable blood test for the detection of many cancers at relatively early stages,” said Christoph Lengauer, Ph.D., partner at Third Rock Ventures, and co-founder and chief innovation officer of Thrive, in a statement.
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