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The outage resulted in a significant delay in treatment. German authorities are investigating the perpetrators on suspicion of negligent manslaughter.
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More than a year after two crashes killed 346 people, the Boeing 737 Max is getting close to carrying passengers again. Plus: Everything you need to know about the plane's other issues.
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No need to breach any systems when the vendor gives the data away for free.
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Verghese spends his time developing new laser radars to compliment the evolving Waymo suite of hardware and software technologies.
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You can see your lists on Twitter by going to the "Lists" tab, and choose "Lists you're on" from a three-dot menu to see the lists you're included on.
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Huawei's Petal Search is expanding its capabilities from just apps to include to news, images, video, and even flights.
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Public Health England urged the British food industry to cut calories to help tackle obesity during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Apple is only a few weeks behind schedule due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, sources told Nikkei Asian Reivew.
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Razer, Logitech, HyperX and more have great options for gamers who don't want to spend a fortune.
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Having a better keyboard can make your work or school day a lot easier. Here are the best we've tested.
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Tiny tilt from the probe's seisometer could map Phobos' orbit and help boffins predict when it'll crash into Mars The seismometer and magnetometer on NASA’s Martian InSight probe specifically designed to detect marsquakes have proved unexpectedly sensitive enough to respond to Martian eclipses too, scientists report.…
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Local businesses proved their prowess the past several months as they completely transformed their business models, moving physical stores online and introducing new products and services. While everyone was in the same boat of trying to stay afloat, some businesses stood out in lockdown, giving back to the community with free food and services - and they thrived in the process.We take a look at two UK small businesses to see how they pivoted with the changing times but continued to put people first, in lockdown and beyond.The social enterprise pizzeria fighting to eradicate food povertyTiny Idea, a community-focused non-profit based in West Yorkshire, was founded by father-of-three, Steve Wright, and makes delicious artisanal pizzas made with local ingredients, distributed from a 1958 English caravan. Pizzas are donated to the homeless and those who access food banks in a discreet brown box - Wright describes it as “almost like a food bank, but without the stigma.”“We have found that in this district that people are very proud. They don’t want to be judged. However, when they come to our caravan they leave with a brown box with a hot, amazing pizza inside. Who’s to know whether they’ve been given it for free or paid £7 or £8 for it?” he says.The pandemic put a total stop on the business as suppliers ran out of flour and yeast and trading ceased - Wright used up all of his remaining ingredients to make pizzas to donate to the local homeless community twice a week. When that ran out, he started getting Chinese takeaway noodles from his supplier and delivering them to rough sleepers. When Wright was able to produce pizzas again, he launched DIY pizza kits, with dough and ingredients to make pizzas from scratch at home, hand-delivering them to customers who purchased them from the caravan and his online store, which also sells Tiny Idea’s homemade bottled sauces. The proceeds from these purchases then paid for more noodles, so Wright could continue helping those in need through lockdown.In addition to helping tackle food poverty, Tiny Idea is committed to a zero-waste policy - all unused ingredients are donated to local food banks and packaging is compostable, degradable, recycled or plant-based.Collaboration has been another key component of Tiny Idea’s success: Wright reached out to Alex, who runs Maud’s Cafe, to work on events together, and also enlisted local artist Rachel List - known for her artwork celebrating the NHS - to paint a mural on the side of his caravan. “We are in talks with someone at the moment to lease a cafe in Pontefract so we have a brick and mortar premises. The plan is to look for local unemployed people suffering with their mental health, and homeless (recently housed) to work in the cafe. We will have ‘pay what you feel’ weeks, as well as ‘pay it forward’ schemes in place,” Wright says of his future plans for the business.For anyone working for the NHS or emergency services, you get 25% off DIY pizza kit and pizza orders from the caravan - for good. The children’s entertainer who provided online classes for freeRuth Silver runs KangaRooKids, which offers inspiring drama and music classes and camps for young children in locations in north London and Hertfordshire.She created a video of herself with a kangaroo puppet on March 19th, 2020 and posted it to a Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas group on Facebook, which now boasts over 1 million members. Overnight, her followers grew from 1,000 to 4,500 - as did demand from parents for her Facebook Live classes, which kicked off the following day for babies through six-year-olds, with hundreds of people attending virtually and parents messaging with feedback. “I was reactive. I was one of the first in my area to get online and I made it free for the first three weeks, setting up a Go Fund Me account,” Silver tells HuffPost UK.Harried parents were scrambling to find online classes and entertainment at the height of the pandemic - especially if they were working alongside homeschooling and entertaining the kids. Not everyone had the budget to spend money on classes they weren’t sure their kids would participate in, let alone enjoy. “I saw a lot of people going on and charging straight away, but I wanted to offer it as a free model for marketing purposes. Everybody was struggling financially anyway, so I think people really appreciated that I was on Facebook Live,” Silver says.While Silver wasn’t able to go into schools, she also hosted kids’ parties via Zoom, before moving to outdoor sessions for the first time - her classes had all been held in schools and indoor venues previously. Silver also took advantage of a few corporate opportunities that came her way, to host Easter themed sessions for children of Silicon Valley Bank employees to entertain kids as their parents worked from home. She is also organising private sessions in small groups in people’s gardens and will continue outdoors while the weather holds.
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(University of Texas at Arlington) The Office of Naval Research has awarded a grant to Ashfaq Adnan, professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, to acquire equipment for nanoscale damage analysis of brains.
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Microsoft is targeting the deepfaked content that is used to manipulate public beliefs and opinions, the company said in a statement today. This content is created using artificial intelligence technologies that are increasingly accessible to the average person, ones that are capable of generating content that is realistic and hard to detect using the naked eye. Microsoft has previously launched … Continue reading
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From laser projectors to folding phones, we round up the hottest products of this year's IFA trade show.
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A Hyderabad civil court has barred Netflix from airing its controversial docuseries Bad Boys Billionaires: India. The court passed this decision after a plea from B Ramalinga Raju, founder of Satyam Computers, who was featured in the documentary along with three other figures.  Raju’s appeal said that the series will paint him in a bad light and invade his privacy in an illicit way. He was convicted of a notorious scam in 2007, where he misappropriated ₹14,162 crores ($1.63 billion) from Satyam Computers’ accounts. Along with Raju, Netflix‘s docuseries captures the journey of Vijay Mallya, former chairman of United Spirits known for Kingfisher beer, jeweler Nirav… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Netflix
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Lots of EV fans were excited when Porsche announced a wagon-style version of its popular Taycan electric vehicle. The car is a roomier version of the standard Taycan EV that has helped Porsche survive the COVID-19 downturn in the automotive market. Porsche has now announced that it would delay the Cross Turismo version of the Taycan. The car will debut … Continue reading
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Hubble Space Telescope observed the huge structure around our nearest galaxy
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Xiaomi’s performance in the first half of 2020 exceeded analyst expectations. As we already reported, against the backdrop of the pandemic, Xiaomi managed to record ... The post Xiaomi is about to be the third top smartphone company, replacing Apple appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Sales jumped the most in the Midwest, soaring 58.8% to 127,000 units. Home sales shrank in the Northeast by 23.1% to 40,000 units.
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The chipmaker has divulged a load of info on 5nm and 3nm processes, and the future beyond that too.
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The executive order "has the potential to strip the rights of that community without any evidence to justify such an extreme action," the suit contended.
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Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now.Priti Patel appears to be “flagrantly” breaking the law by holding lone asylum seeking children who cross the Channel in “effective detention” instead of in care, a charity has said.Solicitors acting on behalf of Detention Action have written to the home secretary saying the charity has “significant difficulties identifying what lawful power that you have for holding the children at the Kent Intake Unit”.The government began holding the vulnerable children at the Border Force facility last week after Kent County Council announced it had reached capacity and could not “safely accommodate any new arrivals” crossing the Channel.The Home Office has failed to reveal how many children are being housed at the facility, which is thought to have capacity for 58 people in a large room, alongside a smaller room for families.It described the situation as “unprecedented” but ignored questions about whether the children have access to education, social workers or legal services.The Home Office did not respond to an enquiry from HuffPost UK last Wednesday on how long children had been held in the intake unit, having on Tuesday said they would be held there for “as short a time as possible” while places in care are found by other local authorities in the UK.Detention Action director Bella Sankey said: “Children who have fled the world’s most dangerous situations and made it to the UK without their parents deserve immediate protection and support. “However, children in this situation now face effective detention by the UK Border Force for an unknown length of time in an apparent flagrant breach of UK law. “This should be unthinkable in the UK in 2020 and is why Detention Action has written to the Home Office and Kent County Council for urgent clarification about the present situation and we await their responses with interest.” Writing exclusively for HuffPost UK, Detention Action campaigns manager Matthew Leidecker said the situation amounted to “child detention by any other name” and that “it must be stopped”.He said the centres where children are now being held are known as “short-term holding facilities” and are a “darker, harsher, less regulated and more secretive corner of our immigration detention system”.Leidecker blamed the situation on the “collapse” – after “years of warnings” – of the Home Office’s national transfer scheme, which is designed to protect and house unaccompanied asylum seeking children.Detention Action has questioned the legal basis for holding children at the intake unit, pointing out that the 2014 Immigration Act banned the detention of unaccompanied children unless they are bound for deportation, and imposing a 24-hour time limit on that detention if strict conditions are met.In the letter to Patel, solicitors from Duncan Lewis, acting on behalf of the charity, said: “So far as Detention Action understands, none of the children who have arrived in the UK by boat are those who are subject to removal, and certainly cannot be subject to removal until basic inquiries are made to ascertain the reason they have come to the UK but not the substantive details of any claim for protection. “Detention Action therefore has significant difficulties identifying what lawful power that you have for holding the children at the Kent Intake Unit.”Detention Action also accused Kent County Council of “unlawfully abdicating” its obligations under the law to provide accommodation for children in the area if they are either lost or abandoned, have no one with parental responsibility with them, or have no one to provide them with suitable care or accommodation.The charity argued that the council also has additional duties to 16- and 17 year-old children to accommodate them “if not doing so would seriously prejudice their welfare”, as well as a power to accommodate under-16s “if it would safeguard their welfare”.“These obligations owed by Kent County Council clearly arise in the context of unaccompanied children arriving in the UK,” the letter said.“On the face of it, it appears to us that in refusing to take the children into its care, Kent is unlawfully abdicating its statutory obligation to care for children in need in their area and further putting the children at risk of harm to their welfare by causing them to be detained and deprived of their liberty in an administrative way without oversight.”Detention Action said the council also has powers to transfer children to other local authorities if they first take the child in and make a transfer request.“We fail to see why this process – directed precisely at dealing with pressures that a local authority in Kent’s position may face – cannot be used and why Kent considers it acceptable and lawful to abdicate non-derogable child safeguarding and protection obligations,” the letter said.A spokesperson for Kent County Council said: “As it is a legal enquiry, it is now in the hands of our lawyers who will respond in due course.” The Home Office has been contacted for comment.Related... 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  Many of the best smartphones you can buy in the US are expensive, but luckily, they often go on sale. You can even find deals on brand-new phones with the latest tech, features, and design, as well as discounted last-gen models that can easily keep up in 2020. These are the best smartphone deals we've seen in August 2020 so far, but we' ll update this list regularly with more great sales. Right now, one of the best deals is $200 off the Apple iPhone SE, and up to $400 off on Samsung's Galaxy S20 phones. The Google Pixel 4a is already an amazing deal at $350, but you can get it for an extra $50 off, too.  Smartphone price tags are crazy these days, so finding a solid deal that scrapes a bit — or a lot — off the top can be helpful to anyone. Below, you'll find some of our favorite smartphones that are currently getting a discount. We check back every week to make sure the list is up to date, and we use that opportunity to add any new smartphone deals we spot. In the US, the top smartphones you can buy are typically from Apple, Samsung, Google, and OnePlus. Thankfully, we've found deals for various models from those four smartphone makers, including those in the high-end premium, mid-range, and budget segments.  We also include deals for slightly older smartphones if we think they're still worth it, and advice on whether the deal is good enough.  Here are the best smartphone deals in April 2020: Apple iPhone SE for AT&T, starting at $6.63/month for 30 months ($200) at Walmart (upgrade only) [You save $200]  Apple iPhone SE for Verizon, starting at $8.29/month for 24 months ($200) at Walmart (upgrade only) [You save $200]  Google Pixel 4a for Verizon and AT&T, $300 (originally $350) at Best Buy [You save $50] Samsung's Galaxy S20 phones, up to $400 off at Best Buy when you activate at the time of purchase OnePlus 7T, $450 (originally $600) at OnePlus [You save $150] Best premium smartphone deals The phones below are typically "flagships," meaning they're a company's best smartphone that comes with the latest technology, innovations, and features.  Right now, Best Buy has a deal for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ by shaving off $400 off the top if you activate it with AT&T or Verizon at the time of purchase. Check out the Galaxy S20 Plus review here, which is comparable to the Galaxy S20. You can also read the Galaxy S20 Ultra review here.  Samsung Galaxy S20 for Verizon, $600 at $25/month for 24 months (originally $41.67/month for 24 months, or $1,000) at Best Buy [You save $400] Samsung Galaxy S20 for AT&T, $800 at $26.66/month for 30 months (originally $33.64/month for 30 months, or $1,000) at Best Buy [You save $200] Samsung Galaxy S20+ for Verizon, $800 at $33.33/month for 24 months (originally $50/month for 24 months, or $1,200) at Best Buy [You save $400] Samsung Galaxy S20+ for AT&T, $1,000 at $33.33/month for 30 months (originally $40/month for 30 months, or $1,200) at Best Buy [You save $200] Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra for Verizon, $1,150 at $47.91 per month for 24 months (originally $58.33/month for 24 months, or $1,400) at Best Buy [You save $250] Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra for AT&T, $1,200 at $40/month for 30 months (originally $46.67/month for 30 months, or $1,400) at Best Buy [You save $200] OnePlus 7T, $450 (originally $600) at OnePlus [You save $150] Best iPhone deals The iPhone SE is still this year's winner for its unrivalled performance.The phone is already great value at its starting $400 price, as it's running on Apple's A13 mobile chip — the same chip turning the wheels in the iPhone 11 series. Getting a discount on the iPhone SE is like getting a deal on top of a deal. And at $200 off at the time of writing, Walmart's deal is likely to be the best deal you're going to get, just as long as you're eligible for an upgrade via Verizon or AT&T. You can read the full Apple iPhone SE review here,  You can also get last year's iPhone XS phones for decent deals, too. Check out the iPhone XS review here. You can also see how we compare the iPhone XS to the iPhone 11 to make sure you're comfortable with saving on last year's model, or pay a little more for this year's.   Apple iPhone SE for AT&T, starting at $6.63/month for 30 months ($200) at Walmart (upgrade only) [You save $200]  Apple iPhone SE for Verizon, starting at $8.29/month for 24 months ($200) at Walmart (upgrade only) [You save $200]  Apple iPhone XS for Verizon, $550 at $22.91/month for 24 months  (Originally $37.50/month for 24 months, or $900) [You save $350] Apple iPhone XS for AT&T, $550 at $18.33/month for 30 months (Originally $30/month for 30 months, or $900) [You save $350] Apple iPhone XS Max for Verizon, $650 at $27.08/month for 24 months (Originally $47.67/month for 24 months, or $1,000) [You save $350] Apple iPhone XS max for AT&T, $650 at $21.66/month for 30 months (Originally $33.34/month for 30 months, or $1,010) [You save $350] Best mid-range and budget phone deals. These phones can run the same apps you'd download on a premium phone that costs twice as much, they take good photos (especially the Pixel 3a), they usually have great battery life, and it's not as emotionally and financially devastating if you break them by accident!   Google's Pixel 4a was recently announced, and it's the top cheapest choice for Android users by a good, long mile. You can read the full Google Pixel 4a review here.  Google Pixel 4a for Verizon and AT&T, $300 (originally $350) at Best Buy [You save $50] Samsung Galaxy A50, $299.99 (originally 349.99) at Best Buy [You save $50] Samsung Galaxy A10e, $129.99 (originally $179.99) at Best Buy [You save $50] Best iPhone deals if you're comfortable with going with pre-owned/refurbished If you can't find a good sale or deal anywhere, the most consistent and best way to save on Apple's iPhones is by going through one of Apple's best-kept secrets — it's own Refurbished Store. "Pre-owned" or "refurbished" can understandably send people the other way, but my personal experience with Apple's Refurbished Store has made me a total convert. The device I bought was in perfect condition and there was nothing to suggest that it was pre-owned at all — it feels the same as buying new from Apple.  Apple iPhone X, starting at $599 (originally $900) from Apple Refurbished Store [You save $300] Apple iPhone XS 512 GB, $999 (originally $1,249) from Apple Refurbished Store [You save $250] Apple iPhone XS Max, starting at $799 (originally $999) from Apple Refurbished Store [You save $200]
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If you want to know just how closely you’re being watched online, these extensions will reveal all.
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We recently told you about the new Microsoft Surface Duo smartphone. It is technically the company’s first Android smartphone, despite its former partnership with Nokia. ... The post Surface Duo: Microsoft promises 3 years of updates appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Microsoft announces a November ship date, just as rumors gain traction for its cheaper Lockhart sibling and Halo Infinite gets bumped to 2021.
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It will absolutely make you want to touch your Mac screen.
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(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) After Tropical Depression 07W formed close to the western Philippines, it moved away and strengthened into a tropical storm in the South China Sea. NASA's Terra satellite provided a look at the strength of the storms that make up the tropical cyclone.
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