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From flat-earthers to QAnon to Covid quackery, the video giant is awash in misinformation. Can AI keep the lunatic fringe from going viral?
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(University of Copenhagen) Researchers at the Microsoft Quantum Materials Lab and the University of Copenhagen, working closely together, have succeeded in realizing an important and promising material for use in a future quantum computer. For this end, the researchers have to create materials that hold the delicate quantum information and protect it from decoherence.
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Nearly 2,000 e-commerce shops pwned over weekend so it's time to migrate Thousands of e-commerce stores built using Magento 1 have been poisoned with malicious code that steals customers' bank card information as they enter their details to order stuff online.…
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As systems gain complexity, embedded software is exploding. Testing this software is crucial for product success, but ensuring it’s vetted for the full spectrum of real-world scenarios is a huge undertaking. Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing brings real-world testing scenarios through software models that allow embedded software to send and receive real inputs and outputs. This white […] The post NI Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Collection: Test Early and Often to Maximize Innovation appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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Here's everything you need to know about wireless chargers, along with our recommendations for the best options you can get.
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EyeBuyDirect, Zenni, Warby Parker, Felix Gray, GlassesUSA, and YesGlasses make it easy to find prescription glasses online with insurance.
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Just an hour ago, Huawei brought a new smartwatch dubbed the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro with an upgraded appearance and richer sports modes. It ... The post HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 Pro and HUAWEI WATCH FIT Officially Released appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Anduril Industries' Palmer Luckey warns of an "AI arms race" and embraces the defense sector while much of Silicon Valley shuns it.
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The famed investor's company bought an 11% stake in StoneCo, a Brazilian digital-payments company, when it went public.
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Walmart’s packages will be delivered by drones operated by Israeli firm Flytrex. | Image: Flytrex Walmart has started making its first deliveries by drone, launching a small pilot program this week in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The retailer will be delivering “select grocery and household essential items” using automated drones operated by Israeli startup Flytrex. Each of the drones can fly at speeds of 32 mph, travel distances of 6.2 miles in a round trip, and carry up to 6.6 pounds (that’s roughly “6-8 hamburgers,” according to converted units offered on Flytrex’s own website). A demo video of the drone shows how it lowers packages to the ground from 80 feet in the air rather than having to land itself. Flytrex received approval from the FAA to test food deliveries in North Carolina last year, with caveats that its drones only... Continue reading…
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Maybe this isn’t quite such a far-fetched idea given the teaser that was just dropped in Fortnite.
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(Human Brain Project) The new digital research infrastructure for brain science and brain-inspired technology, EBRAINS, has applied for inclusion in the ESFRI Roadmap.EBRAINS is a key outcome of the European Human Brain Project.
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Remote is the new rule The trend towards remote working has been steady for some time, and recent events are accelerating that pace. According to 2012 Gallup research, 39% of the U.S. workforce was working off-site at least part-time. By 2016, that number had risen to 43%1. It’s fair to assume that if the question was asked in 2020, that number will have grown dramatically.While it’s impossible to predict what happens next, it’s clear that remote working will now be more permanent in many organizations. Whether it’s employees working from home, students engaging in distance learning, or family and friends catching up using web and video conferencing, there is in fact a new normal emerging: remote connectivity and collaboration.To read this article in full, please click here
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The International Telecommunications Union approved China-made blockchain standards for global application for the first time.
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Autumn is the only season that guarantees fun (and I challenge anyone to disagree). But the changing of seasons has a different feel to it this year, as many of us have felt our lives in 2020 have been “on hold”. Some felt desensitised to time, but change is good – and the seasons changing is visually one of the best ways for us to feel as if change has happened. It’s healthy for us to recognise that – to know that, despite the weirdness, we’re moving forwards. It’s understandable, though, that you may be mourning a lost year. So if you’re feeling a little wobbly about September being here, you’re not alone. Here’s why you should embrace, not reject, the new season. Related... How To Force A September Reset During This Chaotic Year It’s easier to have a reset in autumn. The habits we pick up as kids are habits many of us keep – and, from the age of five, September symbolised a renewal. It meant back to school; a time to start over and refocus. Many of us still think of September as an opportunity to refresh: we might not be at school, but the mentality stays the same.It needn’t be as much as a change of job or house move – a mental reframing is plenty. One way to think about this is to mentally wind the clock forward to the end of the year, advises life and career coach Chris Cooper. Picture yourself looking back over the last few months (September to December) and ask: in order to feel satisfied with the last part of 2020, what will I need to have done?For some people, this may simply be: “I’m okay with just surviving”. For others, it might mean taking a moment to reflect and consider what they want to do in the next four months. Now, set some goals around achieving that.Take the opportunity to make small changes now and you won’t have to make something up when flocks of relatives ask you what your New Year’s Resolution is. “I made my life change in September,” you can say. Leave them to it, smug in the knowledge that you’re three months into your failed resolutions already.It’s a season with guaranteed fun (let us explain). If January is punctuated by us wondering whether we’ll get any snow, and summer by us hoping we’ll get sun, autumn is the season where we know exactly what we’re going to get: brittle leaves of every colour in warmer shades than spring – and they’re guaranteed.They pile up, tempting us to kick them, returning us to memories of childhood. Look forward to looking up more than you would in any other season, to admire the way the shapes of the trees change without their cloaks, or enjoy the surprise of a few sunny days for one last iconic lockdown picnic. The next time you go for a park walk with a friend who’s feeling like they’ve lost a year to the virus, get them to appreciate the beauty of autumn around them. The crisp air, the leaves, the conkers. You could even try the mindful activity of counting colours on your walk – sure to keep you in the moment.Related... How I Cope: Counting Colours On My Daily Walk Keeps Anxiety At Bay It’s time to get cosy on the sofa, with loads to keep you busy. If summer was the season to talk about holidays (then not actually going for fear of a quarantine), autumn’s the time to ditch the idea of leaving the sofa entirely.A raft of exciting shows and films will be on your screens over the next few months – and it’s time to get excited. There’s the return of Strictly Come Dancing, with its first ever same-sex couple featuring Olympic boxer Nicola Adams, and the new TV drama from Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino: We Are Who We Are.Also putting on a show to alleviate the stresses of the pandemic is I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, a new drama by Being John Malkovich creator Charlie Kaufman. There’s the return of Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman 1984, and Tenet, with comedy moments from R-Patz and Kenneth Branagh. Oh, and Bond, James Bond, returns for Daniel Craig’s final outing in No Time To Die this November. Find out more about this autumn’s best releases in Good Vibes Only.September’s all about finding a fresh lease of life – we suggest heading to the woods, looking up at the golden glow and going from there.READ MORE 22 Brilliant Books You'll Be Seeing In Shop Windows This Autumn How To Save Money On Your Bills This Autumn Nicola Adams Will Be Strictly’s First Ever Same-Sex Celeb Pairing As Boxer Confirmed For New Series
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Reliance Retail seems to following the path of its sister company Jio Platforms in enticing big-ticket investors. Reliance Retail is hoping to raise close to $6 billion in stake sale soon.
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Daniel Craig's 007 faces off against Oscar winner Rami Malek, in the Bond actor's last turn as the superspy.
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More time to cancel a pre-order, anyone?
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Slow internet bogging you down? Here are the latest tips and tricks you can use to improve internet speeds.
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Marine Pfc. Austin Ferrell broke the rifle-qualification record at the Marines Corps' Parris Island recruit depot in July, scoring 248 out of 250.
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(University of Rochester) Electrical engineers at the University of Rochester have created the smallest electro-optical modulator yet, using a thin film of lithium niobate bonded on a silicon dioxide layer. This key component of a photonics-based chip controls how light moves through its circuits and has broad applications in data communication, microwave photonics, and quantum photonics.
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(Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences) A new scientific study has revealed unique life strategies of two major groups of microbes that live below Earth's surface. A publication in Frontiers in Microbiology reports that these groups, originally thought to rely on symbiotic relationships with other organisms, may also live independently and use an ancient mode of energy production.
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It's been under investigation by the Korea Fair Trade Commission, according to Reuters.
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Back in the mid-1920s, the Delage name was a dominant force in luxury cars and Grand Prix racing. The company was founded in 1905 by Louis Delage and ceased operations in 1953. However, Delage Automobiles was re-established in 2019. And after a 67-year hiatus, Delage is back with the D12 hybrid hypercar. Under the new ownership of French entrepreneur Laurent … Continue reading
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Coral reefs host a quarter of all sea species, but climate change, overfishing, and pollution could drive these ecosystems to extinction within a matter of decades. Marine biologists have been racing to restore degraded reefs by collecting corals from the wild and breaking them into fragments. This encourages them to grow fast and quickly produces hundreds of smaller corals that can be raised in nurseries and eventually transplanted back onto the reef. But if each fragment is an identical copy with one common parent, any resulting colony is likely to be genetically identical to the rest of the population. This… This story continues at The Next Web
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Big Blue insists commission 'adjustments' aren't caps Yet another IBM salesperson has sued the venerable computing biz for allegedly capping their sales commissions after agreeing not to do that.…
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Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Taiwan is planning to lock out video streaming services from Chinese tech giants Baidu and Tencent. While such services are ostensibly already illegal in the self-governing island republic, Baidu’s iQiyi and Tencent’s WeTV currently operate under a legal loophole that allowed them to partner with local companies. Now, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs says that Taiwanese companies won’t be able to provide these services as of September 3rd. The move shows how Chinese tech companies are facing increasing difficulty in pushing into other markets as geopolitical tensions continue to rise. President Trump has moved to ban Tencent’s WeChat and ordered ByteDance to divest itself of TikTok’s US operations, while India blocked dozens more... Continue reading…
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Spotify has introduced a new ‘mixed-media’ playlist that offers its users daily sports content, the company has announced. Simply called ‘Daily Sports,’ this playlist brings a variety of personalized music recommendations alongside brief sports commentary, this being similar to its other mixed playlists, including Daily Wellness and Your Daily Drive. Sports content has dried up as most leagues have been … Continue reading
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