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Playing on a “preferred world” helps, too.Leveling Your First Battle ClassFinal Fantasy XIV is built around battle content at the minute.There are plenty of ways to level up in Final Fantasy XIV, but new players should focus on the main scenario quests.Well, there are a bunch of ways to level subsequent classes, and while some are faster than others, they’re generally far more repetitive, risking player burnout that much faster.The ideal leveling process incorporates a few different methods; like running dungeons equal to your own level for sweet chain exp, and FATEs to bridge the gap between new dungeons.
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Ett trepunktsbälte halverar risken för att skadas svårt vid en kollision.På hemmaplan oroas organisationen NTF över att bältesanvändningen runt om i landet är så varierande.Deras undersökning från december förra året visade att användandet ligger mellan 94 och 95 procent i de flesta av landets län.Men i Jämtlands och Norrbottens län väljer fortfarande var tionde person eller mer att köra utan bältet – och det är framförallt de manliga förarna som syndar.I USA riktar Chevrolet fokus mot de unga förarna.Från och med i sommar kommer deras system Buckle to Drive vara standard på Traverse, Malibu och Colorado av modellår 2020.
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The Google Pixel 3a is arguably one of the best mid-range phones on the market right now, and the Mountain View company isn’t afraid to compare it to more expensive devices.In fact, Google previously compared the Pixel 3a to the $999 iPhone XS.The company is stepping up its war on Apple this week (h/t: 9to5Google), issuing two ads that tout the new phone’s Google integration.Read: KaiOS gets $50m in funding, hits 100m phones shippedThe search kingpin’s ads have the same basic theme, noting that the $999 Phone X (the iPhone XS again) “has Google.” But one of the ads, seen below, continues by saying the $399 Pixel 3a “is Google.” This ad also notes that Google Assistant is built into the Pixel 3a — iPhone users have to download it first.The Pixel 3a allows you to squeeze the phone to summon Assistant out of the box.
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“The US market is vast.Over the past few years, the fintech industry has started to prove that it can be a driving force to disrupt the financial services sector.Banks now have serious competition from tech-forward lending companies, transfer startups, personal finance and investment apps, and non-traditional banks.Europe has led the charge in bridging the gap between older banking practices and rapidly advancing consumer technology.When compared to the US, the difference is vast – the same report estimates that US fintechs have only captured just over 3% of the new revenue entering the marketplace since 2005.The Power of Progressive Government
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) published an open letter addressing Amazon investors ahead of the company's shareholders' meeting on Wednesday.The letter urges shareholders to vote on two proposals: the first blocking the sale of Amazon's facial recognition software to government agencies, and the second calling for an independent review of the civil rights impacts of the technology.The ACLU has been vocal in its criticism of Amazon's facial recognition, along with AI experts who say the technology is more inaccurate when analyzing the faces of women and people of color.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called on Amazon shareholders to oppose the company's sale of its facial recognition software to government agencies in an open letter published Monday."Amazon has shown it will not voluntarily act to prevent the deployment of this dangerous technology, posing a material risk to the company's business reputation and the public's trust.
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Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online.Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective.The Cloud Cam is well-designed and captures relatively high-quality video footage, especially for the price.For a limited time, the Cloud Cam is even more affordable, as it's $30 off at Best Buy.If you're looking to improve your home security and want to have your home set up within Amazon's ecosystem of products, then it's worth considering the Amazon Cloud Cam.The Amazon Cloud Cam offers a ton of features.
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Atlanta, Georgia-based Revenue Analytics would argue that machine learning algorithms hold the answer to those questions.That shouldn’t be surprising — AI has been the company’s bread and butter for over 15 years.Today, in anticipation of substantial growth this year, Revenue Analytics revealed that it has raised $11 million in a series A round led by Noro-Moseley Partners, with participation from Blue Lagoon Capital.“There is truly no company that has had more success in helping companies apply predictive analytics to commercial decisions than ours,” said Cross.Thanks to the investment by Noro-Moseley Partners and Blue Lagoon Capital and the expertise they bring to the table, we can now grow faster and have even greater impact.Scaling the company drives our mission of creating value and enriching lives.”
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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba reported revenue of RMB 93.49 billion ($13.93 billion) for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2019, marking 51% growth from the same period a year earlier.Revenue beat analyst estimates of $13.42 billion for the quarter as growth momentum maintained compared with 58% year-on-year growth during the same period last year.Revenue for the 2019 fiscal year ended March 31 totaled RMB 376.84 billion, an increase of 51% year on year, lower than the company’s forecast of more than 60%.Alibaba’s net income in the quarter ended March 31 was RMB 23.38 billion, an increase of 252% compared with RMB 6.64 billion in the same quarter of 2018.Meanwhile, the percentage of revenue cost compared with total revenue in the quarter increased to 60%, or RMB 55.61 billion, from 53% of revenue or RMB 32.50 billion, in the same quarter of 2018.“The increase in revenue cost was primarily due to our consolidation of Ele.me, as well as an increase of the cost of inventory and logistics from New Retail and direct sale businesses,” the company said in its announcement.
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Owners of Google’s first Pixel smartphone could receive a payout of up to $500 after the company agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought against it.The Pixel and Pixel XL launched to glowing reviews in 2016, but it wasn’t before long some owners began complaining of issues with its microphone.Google admitted to the fault in March 2017 and set about replacing the faulty phones.But according to the lawsuit, the replacements had the exact same issue, and despite the ongoing problems Google opted to keep selling the device.Disgruntled Pixel owners got together last year to launch a class action lawsuit against the company, and now Google has agreed to settle to the tune of $7,250,000.The lawsuit covers Pixel phones made before January 4, 2017, and divides owners into different categories, with those most affected expected to receive the highest payout.
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Living rooms worldwide are being invaded May 14th via KickstarterTAITO Corporation (TAITO ), the creator of SPACE INVADERS is partnering with 612 Entertainment, LLC, a cross-media entertainment production company founded in 2017 by entertainment and media industry veterans, to launch SPACE INVADERS – THE BOARD GAME on Kickstarter.The release of the board game, based on one of the world’s foremost iconic video game brands, commemorates the 40th anniversary of the SPACE INVADERS arcade game.View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190514005253/en/The SPACE INVADERS board game combines today’s popular deck-building genre with a more traditional strategy board game by allowing 2-4 players to collect SPACE INVADERS cards and add them to their hands, while moving across the board and shooting enemies with their laser cannons.The game’s visual presentation and atmosphere are as close to the original arcade game as possible, creating a brilliant retro gaming experience.
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- Precise measurements are critical to the discovery, development and usage of medications.A Purdue University professor and expert in measurement science has led a team to design a new filter aimed at helping drug developers and researchers create more exact measurements early in the drug development stage, which can ultimately help move a drug to clinical trials faster.According to the Food and Drug Administration, it can take up 10 to 15 years or longer to move a drug from discovery to the public."This center provides real-world test beds for validating emerging technology related to chemical measurements," Simpson said."Our latest development is this novel filter design for digital deconvolution that helps us remove timing artifacts arising from the response function of the instrument we are using for data acquisition."Simpson said any practical measurement of an event, including those used for drug discovery, is always a combination of the event itself and the response of the measuring instrument.
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A few years later, the epic Apollo 11 mission sparked a lifelong passion for space in the youngster, laying the foundations for his future career as an astronaut.“The first book I read in kindergarten was about the Apollo mission,” Virts said in an interview with Fox News.“That was what inspired me to do what I did.”The Maryland native went on to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy and later became an Air Force test pilot.Selected by NASA in 2000, he piloted the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2010 on a mission to the International Space Station.Virts returned to the orbiting space lab in December 2014 when he served as flight engineer of Expedition 42 and commander of Expedition 43, before retiring from the space agency in 2016.
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(Gothenburg, Sweden): Industry fire-safety experts from the oil and gas and aviation sectors are joining with firefighter trade unions to urge governments to protect human health and the environment with a global ban on the toxic chemical, PFOA, and to reject loopholes for its use in firefighting foams.The upcoming 9th Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is scheduled to address a global ban on PFOA as the UN meeting commences next week (April 29-May 10).Industry fire-safety experts assert that no exemption is needed because cost-effective fluorine-free alternatives work as well or better than PFOA- and other PFAS-containing foams.Unlike PFAS-containing foams, fluorine-free alternatives do not cause long-term harm to human health and the environment or incur the extremely high cleanup costs of PFAS-containing foams.The Stockholm Convention's scientific expert body recommended global elimination of PFOA due to its toxicity, persistence, bioaccumulation in the food chain, and ability to travel long distances.Since PFOA and PFOS have been used in firefighting foams, the expert body addressed alternatives to them, warning against using the entire class of PFAS substances in firefighting foams, "due to their persistence and mobility, as well as their potential negative environmental, human health and socioeconomic impacts."
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Business Insider got an exclusive look at Headset's pitch deck.Fresh off of a $12 million raise, Headset CEO Cy Scott is trying to navigate a future filled with as many roadblocks as there are opportunities.What Scott does know, however, is that cannabis companies, and traditional corporations trying to muscle into the cannabis world, are hungry for data and anything that can give them an edge in an increasingly competitive business.It's a trend that hasn't gone unnoticed in the venture capital world.Read more: A weed-tech startup backed by an early Juul investor and Canopy Growth just raised $12 million"When we initially went out, we thought six [million] would be enough to get by and reasonable to do in a quick fashion," said Scott.
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"I just gave up trying to explain it to my parents," quipped one Docker software engineer.Yet when CEO Steve Singh arrived on stage, he talked about how Docker is helping usher in a new era in which software becomes the heart of every single company and how it's changing how people build, share and run applications.It's a worthy goal, and Docker is making progress but we're not there yet.That's Docker, which simplified and brought containers to the masses, well, masses of techies and developers – and has the scars to prove it.The company went through layoffs and realignment earlier this year as it redoubled its effort to endear itself to enterprises interested in modern application development.Docker is grappling with the challenge of making itself essential as companies around the globe embrace containers in production.
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The Samsung Galaxy Home has been coming for a long time now, first announced in August 2018 alongside the Galaxy Note 9.Samsung’s website only lists it as “coming soon,” but it might be joined by another smart speaker.According to the Bluetooth SIG website, Samsung is working on an “AI speaker” called the Galaxy Home Mini.The website doesn’t give us much more to go on, other than its model number (SM-V310) and Bluetooth 4.2 support.It’s not the first time we’ve heard about a Galaxy Home Mini though, as SamMobile reported on its existence at the tail-end of last year.The outlet referenced the same model number, while also noting that it would be available in black.
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Not every iPhone user gets to own an iPad, some get by using a Microsoft Surface – the good news is that the two systems work well together for pictures, files and contacts.I went into a little more detail on this procedure here, but the basic instructions follow:Download and install iCloud for Windows for your Surface.You will then be able to select what you want to sync to your Surface: iCloud Drive, Photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Tasks and Bookmarks all sync, giving you a wonderfully platform-agnostic toolkit.Of course, with just 5GB of free data available to any iCloud user, it makes sense to employ Microsoft’s more generously portioned OneDrive service for most of your online backup if you are already in the Microsoft space.Set up and use OneDrive
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In what seems like a historic moment in crypto, New York State Attorney General (NYSAG) office has announced that it is investigating iFinex, the company behind exchange Bitfinex and stablecoin Tether, over an alleged $850 million fraud.Attorney General Letitia James’ office said on Thursday that it is looking how the company (apparently) lost $850 million which is said to have gone missing through a deal with Panama-based Crypto Capital.iFinex reportedly selected Crypto Capital as a payment processor to handle customer payouts after a series of banks refused to do business, including Wells Fargo which had previously taken transfers from its Taiwan-based accounts.When it became evident that the money wouldn’t be returned, iFinex is said to have taken “at least” $700 million from the reserves that (apparently) back Tether, which is pegged against the U.S. dollar.The deal was not declared to investors.“Those transactions treat Tether’s cash reserves as Bitfinex’s corporate slush fund, and are being used to hide Bitfinex’s massive, undisclosed losses and inability to handle customer withdrawals,” Attorney General James’ office argued in a release.
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China is known for following the innovations of other countries.Three or four years ago, it was common to hear startups pitch themselves as the Google, Facebook, Twitter, or [insert name of well-known Western tech company] of China.We hardly ever hear that phrase anymore.In fact, the Chinese market is less and less interested in what Silicon Valley has to offer.Companies like Ele.me, Bytedance, and RED (aka Xiaohongshu) are building business models unique to China.Nowadays, many other developing markets are looking to China for insights into how to develop their business.
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If you're looking to buy a new business PC, HP is currently offering a "buy more, save more" discount that gets activated at 3 different price points, and using a special code.Configure your new PC to the $599+ price point and apply code BMSM60 to save $60.Or configure to $1,299+ and use code BMSM150 to save $150.Configure to $1,999+ and use code BMSM350 for a whopping $350 off your new PC.Click the codes just mentioned to learn more, or click right here to review available models, specs, and configurations.This story, "Buy More, Save More -- This HP Coupon Code Cuts Prices on Business PCs" was originally published by PCWorld.
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