Now that Amazon has formally announced Amazon Prime Day 2019 starts July 15 and runs through midnight July 16, you can start planning your shopping strategy.If you’ve been waiting for Prime Day to buy an Instant Pot, it’s not too early to scope out the field to check the current prices.Amazon primes the buying pump with sweet deals on top-selling products such as Instant Pot running up to major sales events.Whether you’re buying your first Instant Pot, upgrading to a larger model with even more functions than your first device, or looking for the best deal on a second Instant Pot to prepare two dishes at once, these three deals can help you save up to $21.Instant Pot LUX60 V3 — $21 offThe Instant Pot LUX60 V3 multi-use programmable pressure cooker has a six-quart stainless steel cooking pot, the right size for four to six people.
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Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff.Remember at school when we were told we had to learn maths because we don’t have calculators in our pockets?WELL BET YOU FEEL PRETTY STUPID RIGHT NOW, MR. WILLIAMS, HAVE YOU SEEN SMARTPHONES LOL LOSER.In all seriousness, maths is important, kids — stay in school.Anyway, we shouldn’t ignore just how amazing it is that we do, in fact, constantly have a calculator in our pocket.So, we’re here to show you a range of features that the iOS calculator app has that you might not be aware of.
Carriers complain that the parts of the spectrum reserved for smartphone use are increasingly crowded, at least in urban areas.Education groups and the wireless industry have been asking the FCC to license the rest for years.Tribal Nations will get a chance to apply for the unassigned licenses; the remaining licenses will be auctioned off."Too much of this spectrum, which is prime spectrum for next generation mobile operations, including 5G, has lain fallow for more than 20 years," the FCC proposal says."We are replacing an outdated regulatory regime, developed in the days when educational TV was the only use envisioned for this spectrum."Critics of the new proposal say the FCC's plan will hand more control over public airwaves to commercial interests at the expense of communities and educational organizations.
When we think about enterprise applications it’s easy to think only of the code that runs behind our firewalls, in our data centers, and in instances running on public clouds.We usually forget one of the more important aspects of modern business: connecting businesses together, securely.Application integration lies at the heart of much business application development, constructing workflows that link business systems, sending messages between applications that may not have common APIs.There’s a lot of message and workflow architecture out there, linking older mainframes and modern systems, or connecting organizations in a supply chain.Those supply chains underpin much of our modern industrial manufacturing processes, with workflow software providing the information that links the elements of complex just-in-time systems.They’re powerful tools that need to link any and all line-of-business systems without knowing exactly what’s at the other end of a connection.
But they weren’t enough to set off a small microphone in the ceiling that was supposed to detect aggression.As she hacked and rasped, a message popped up on its web interface: “StressedVoice detected.”“There we go,” D’Anna said with amusement, looking at the screen.The students were helping ProPublica test an aggression detector that’s used in hundreds of schools, health care facilities, banks, stores and prisons worldwide, including more than 100 in the US.Sound Intelligence CEO Derek van der Vorst said security cameras made by Sweden-based Axis Communications account for 90 percent of the detector’s worldwide sales, with privately held Louroe making up the other 10 percent.But he’s more concerned about failing to catch indicators of violence, and he said the system gives schools and other facilities a much-needed early warning system.
People with chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes and heart disease may one day forego the daily regimen of pills and, instead, receive a scheduled dosage of medication through a grape-sized implant that is remotely controlled.Researchers from Houston Methodist successfully delivered continuous, predetermined dosages of two chronic disease medications using a nanochannel delivery system (nDS) that they remotely controlled using Bluetooth technology.A proof-of-concept paper recently published in Lab on a Chip (online June 25) explains how the Houston Methodist nanomedicine researchers accomplished long-term delivery of drugs for rheumatoid arthritis and high blood pressure, medications that are often administered at specific times of the day or at varying dosages based on patient needs.This device could vastly improve their disease management and prevent them from missing doses, simply with a medical professional overseeing their treatment remotely," said Alessandro Grattoni, Ph.D., corresponding author and chair of the department of nanomedicine at Houston Methodist Research Institute.Grattoni and the Houston Methodist researchers have worked on implantable nanochannel delivery systems to regulate the delivery of a variety of therapies for medical issues ranging from HIV-prevention to cancer.With each setting, a specific voltage was applied to a silicon nanochannel within the implant to control drug release.
Apple released the public beta versions of its new operating systems iOS 13, iPadOS, WatchOS 6, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13.These versions might have some bugs and niggles, but if you’re curious like me, you’ll want to install them and check out the new features for yourself.Please make sure you create a backup of your system before installing the public beta.If you’ve already enrolled in the beta program for macOS, you can just head to System Preferences > Settings > Software update to install the beta version.Click on Enroll your devices on the top right.Select MacOS on the next page, and scroll down to the Enroll your Mac section.
May mean humans can travel to and infect alien worlds using cryotanks of reproductive cellsHumans may be able to colonize space after all, as a new study shows frozen sperm seems to be unaffected by the effects of microgravity.Scientists from Dexeus Women's Health, a gynecology and reproductive health clinic in Barcelona, Spain, and the Polytechnic University of Barcelona, sent ten samples of frozen sperm aboard a CAP10 aircraft.Not an actual craft in outer space.The plucky plane traced a parabolic flight path, to produce microgravity conditions that mimic the environment of space.As it entered free fall, the sperm samples experienced a total of 160 seconds of weightlessness.
It may be far easier and more efficient for sophisticated stalkers to penetrate a mobile provider, and use its data to surveil whichever customers they please.On Monday night, researchers at Boston-based cybersecurity firm Cybereason revealed the results of tracking a years-long cyberespionage campaign they've called Operation Soft Cell, which they say targeted the networks of at least 10 cellular providers around the world.And while researchers' visibility into that hacking campaign is incomplete, they say it appears to be a prolific but highly targeted espionage campaign likely based in China.In one of the 10 breaches that affected a Cybereason customer, the researchers say they found that the hackers had gained deep access to the victim's network and stolen gigabytes of metadata related to 20 specific individuals' phone usage and location.Cybereason says that the company found no evidence that the hackers stole the actual content of communications from victims, but the firm's principal security researcher Amit Serper argues that the metadata alone—device and SIM identifiers, call records, and which cell tower a phone connected to at any given time—can provide a frighteningly high-resolution picture of a target's life."It allows an intelligence service to build a whole picture of you: who you’re talking to, who are your peers and coworkers, when do you wake up and go to bed, where you work, what your route to work looks like.
Hackers have quietly infiltrated more than a dozen mobile carriers around the world, gaining complete control of networks behind the companies' backs.The attackers have been using it over the last seven years to steal sensitive data, but have so much control, they could shut down communications at a moment's notice, according to Cybereason, a security company based in Boston.Security researchers from the company on Tuesday said they've been investigating the campaign it's named Operation Softcell, where hackers targeted phone providers in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.It marks a potentially massive breach -- with more fallout still to come -- as companies across different industries struggle with how to protect their customers' data."They have all the usernames and passwords, and created a bunch of domain privileges for themselves, with more than one user," said Amit Serper, Cybereason's head of security research.Cyberattacks on infrastructure are a national security concern, as hackers have found ways to shut down electrical power grids and access water dams.
视频付费迎黄金期？爱奇艺会员规模首破亿 – The Beijing NewsWhat happened: Video-streaming platform iQiyi reached 100 million paying subscribers on June 22, according to a report from The Beijing News.According to the company, the increase in subscribers was driven primarily by growth in its over-30 segment and those living in lower-tier cities.As of the end of Q1 2019, iQiyi had nearly 97 million subscribers, 98.6% of whom were paying users, the company’s earnings results show.Why it’s important: iQiyi’s subscription revenue surpassed online advertising revenue for the first time in 2018, reaching RMB 10.60 billion (around $1.54 billion) and accounting for 42% of the company’s total revenue.According to CEO Gong Yu, the growth in paying users was driven by its high quality, original content offerings and growing acceptance of paid services among Chinese netizens.
It sure looks like Apple has big plans for Siri.A significant number of those jobs look like they’re focused on improving Siri and developing more advanced artificial intelligence.While Apple already has about 500 workers in the area, this marks a major expansion in Amazon’s hometown and is a sign that Apple plans to significantly invest in its artificial intelligence offerings.According to Apple’s jobs page, openings at the new campus include machine learning research scientists, senior software engineers dedicated to Siri, and natural-language processing experts.“Your work will advance and shape the future vision of our multilingual, multicultural Siri assistant, and Search applications used by millions across the world,” one job posting says.The 630,000-square-foot campus will be located just a block from Amazon’s headquarters.
Let’s take a look at all the important features and how the two brands compare to help you make up your mind.The Roomba models have a lot of variety when it comes to power settings, smart features, and suction features designed for specific tasks (extra suction for pet hair, etc.).Botvac brushes are also particularly large.Some Roombas do come with HEPA filters for extra filtration, giving them an edge if someone is allergic to dust or dander.The higher-end Botvacs and Roombas are loaded with smart features.Neato’s smart features enable laser mapping and setting virtual barriers around specific zones so the bot knows exactly what area to clean, and can automatically devise a route to clean that area as efficiently as possible (no random patterns).
Photographer Vladimir Antaki and a friend were wandering along a crowded street in Mexico City a few years ago when they stumbled upon a hole-in-the-wall sculptor's studio that, except for a dusty radio, wouldn't have looked out of place in Renaissance Italy.Packed to the ceiling with religious statuary in various states of completion, the atelier was owned by a 72-year-old man named Mario Antonio who, at first, was less than thrilled about Antaki's interest."He was not friendly," recalled the Montreal-based photographer.With Antaki's Spanish-speaking friend translating, Antonio managed to convey that his family had been making religious figurines in Mexico for 12 generations but that, since he had no apprentice, the tradition would die with him.Furthermore, the Catholic Church was increasingly buying cheaper statues from China rather than from local craftsmen like himself.No one appreciated his skills, Antonio lamented—not his family, not the Catholic Church, and certainly not gawking tourists like Antaki who ducked inside to take a photo and then disappeared without making a purchase.
That next text from President Donald Trump might be fake: A group of researchers was able to send out fake, unblockable presidential alerts to phones in a 50,000-seat football stadium.The team from the University of Colorado Boulder figured out a way to spoof the alert and send it out using commercially available software-defined radio, as well as modifications to the open source NextEPC and srsLTE libraries.Basically, they proved that anyone with the right equipment and software can send fake alerts to your phone with a 90% success rate.These Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are meant to allow the president to quickly and easily communicate with Americans during emergencies.That means if your phone gets a fake one, you’re going to see it.The researchers published a paper this month with the results of their test, which used portable base stations to mimic the LTE signal sent out by a cell phone tower.
Too bad my crotchety old iPad will never know the joys of a modern Apple operating system, just as it will never again stream a Hulu show.I stared in mild shock.I had just tapped on the Hulu app icon on my iPad 2, ready to catch up on the second episode of season 3 of The Handmaid's Tale.Instead of Elisabeth Moss, red dresses and dystopian angst, I got a message of doom from Hulu."Version 4.10.1 is no longer supported.I've been in denial for a couple of years now about the lifespan of my Apple tablet.
Eighteen months of campaigns featured a rapidly evolving tool-setCyber confusion reigns as threat groups with state ties get down with a bit of not-so-friendly fire in attacking the infrastructure of a Middle Eastern government.Researchers at Symantec believe that a Russian-speaking hacker group hijacked the infrastructure of their Iranian rival Crambus (aka OilRig) in 2018.During this attack the hacker group known as Waterbug (aka Turla) dropped malware onto computers that Crambus had captured.This malware was communicating back to known Waterbug C servers.The order in which Symantec believes this unique event happened is that first Crambus hacked and took control of sections of the computer infrastructure of an as-yet unnamed Middle Eastern government.
Bitcoin jumped 10 percent over the weekend to surpass $11,000 (£8,637) for the first time in more than a year on Monday, on optimism that industry watchers said was in part due to Facebook’s launch of its Libra cryptocurrency last week.Others cited a more generally mature environment around cryptocurrencies, which has seen Bitcoin more than double in price since March.The latest movements mean that Bitcoin has recouped more than half of the gains it lost last year, when it lost some three-quarters of its value.Those losses followed a huge rise over the course of 2017 that saw it jump from under $1,000 to nearly $20,000 by the end of the year.Bitcoin is now trading at its highest price since March 2018.eToro analyst Matt Greenspan said the latest rises were partly due to growing optimism by retail investors that Facebook’s Libra currency was part of a broader trend toward mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies.
Working for TNW is awesome, but, sadly, they don’t have an office in India.So I work from home, cafes, or coworking spaces.After several days of usage, I found the Jabra Elite 85h a great alternative to Bose’s legendary QC II 35 — especially when they’re priced at a cheaper $299.The pair I tested were Navy Blue — which looks really classy — but there are other color options with the Titanium Black and Gold Beige models too.With an adjustable headband, it’s quite easy to get a nice fit with the headphones., according to your head shape.You can control music with buttons on the right ear cup that lets you play/pause, skip tracks, and adjust the volume.