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Microsoft introduced a new integrated browser with the launch of Windows 10: Microsoft Edge.Choice is the key to happiness.We show you how to change the default browser in Windows 10.Typically, when you install a new browser, it immediately requests you to set it as the default.Our guide shows you how to manually set the default browser through the Settings and from within five popular web browsers.This guide is based on Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update).
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Welcome to the 294th edition of Android Apps Weekly!Here are the big headlines from the last week:We received more details on the upcoming Call of Duty mobile game this week.The big news is a battle royale mode similar to Fortnite or PUBG Mobile.It’ll feature 100 players with single, double, and four-person playlists currently in testing.The game should be a fun and accessible runner-style game.
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But with no physical stores that accept returns, sending things back to Amazon can be a hassle.While the most popular method is to send the item back in the mail, Amazon does offer some other methods as well.As the e-commerce sector grows, it's inevitable that shoppers will have to return some items every once in awhile.While the e-commerce giant has a growing footprint of Amazon Books and Amazon 4-star stores, the locations only accept returns for purchases made at those stores.You can have Amazon send you a UPS label for dropoff, go to a UPS store and have them print and attach it for you, or schedule a UPS pickup.In 2018's UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper Study, 75% of respondents said that while they have returned an item by shipping it back to the retailer, only 42% prefer that method.
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Top smartphones from the biggest companies like Apple and Samsung used to cost around $650, but now they cost $1,000.And that's totally fine, because those smartphone companies also now offer "cheaper" versions of their top smartphones.Just three years ago, in 2016, top smartphones like the iPhone 6S and the Galaxy S7 had a starting price tag of around $650.Just the year before, Apple was selling the iPhone 7 for $650!Much of the attention went toward the iPhone X, as it sported a new design and features.The iPhone 8 had the same powerful chips and performance as the iPhone X, and it still offered the excellent iOS experience.
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Like many of the best pairings in life - fish and chips, Batman and Robin, man and his dog - we can't help but feel like the market's incredible selection of SIM only deals, and all of the free time the Bank Holiday weekend will be providing you were a match made in heaven.If you're now in the position where you need to grab a SIMO, whether that's to pair with a brilliant SIM-free phone you're planning on getting in the Bank Holiday sales, or to put in your phone now your contract is up, this weekend is the time to do it.With offers ranging from the UK's cheapest SIM to some of the most impressive big data offers we've seen on the market, there is pretty much a SIM only deal to suit any needs.We've listed the top five options down below so you can choose the one that works best with your budget.Want to go big on data?These are the best unlimited data SIM only deals
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Nancy Pelosi, the 79-year-old speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has been a frequent target for President Donald Trump and his political allies.This week, she became the subject of an unusual viral video intentionally slowed down to create the impression of slurred speech, which proliferated across Facebook and other social media platforms with the help of, among many others, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.So far, Facebook has decided to allow the controversial and misleading video to remain on its platform indefinitely – but there’s a catch.First, the video will appear alongside a related article from a third-party fact-checking website (which, ostensibly, will point out that the video is indeed altered – though no such context appears directly on the video page itself.)And secondly, while the post will remain hosted and available, Facebook claims it will limit its reach on the platform, though by what amount or exact means remains unknown.In other words, it’s trying to find a middle ground on a politically potent piece of content.
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This quiz contains ten images that show various Huawei and Honor phones.Your job is to look at each image and figure out the name of the handset.There are four choices available for every question, only one of which is correct.Are you up for the challenge?Press the Start button below and show us what you got.And when you’re done, make sure to share your score on social media and challenge your friends to try and beat it.
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Like most planets in our solar system, the Earth has its own magnetic field.Thanks to its largely molten iron core, our planet is in fact a bit like a bar magnet.However, with reports that the magnetic north pole has started moving swiftly at 50km per year – and may soon be over Siberia – it has long been unclear whether the northern lights will move too.Our planetary magnetic field has many advantages.For over 2,000 years, travelers have been able to use it to navigate across the globe.This magnetosphere helps to deflect solar radiation and cosmic rays, preventing the destruction of our atmosphere.
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In today's roundup we're dissecting Apple's latest patent filing, which reveals new details of Touch ID 2.0 and could come to the next generation of iPhones.We're also breaking down all the most important changes to the new MacBook Pros, including what the company's doing about the keyboard.Apple could bring Touch ID back to the next iPhoneThere have been plenty of rumors about an in-screen fingerprint scanner on the next iPhone, dating back to the pre-Face ID days.Just maybe not all that soon.An in-screen fingerprint scanner might have helped entice users to upgrade with the next iPhone release.
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Three is technically the U.K.’s second-youngest network — formed in 2003 — but many consider it to be the youngest, since industry leader EE was formed from the ashes of T-Mobile and Orange.Three’s network currently uses the following frequencies:UMTS / HSDPA / HSPA+ / DC-HSPA+Three’s U.K. network has always been data-focused, with the network prioritizing the data-capable 3G standard ahead of the voice-centric GSM 2G standard.It didn’t switch its 4G network on until December 2013 and it then only covered four major cities.Although limited in capacity, the 800MHz support means Three’s indoor and long distance 4G coverage holds up well.
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The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.Sometimes you don’t want a pesky headphone cord dangling between you and your Nintendo Switch while you’re pulverizing waves of fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.That’s why the Nintendo Switch Audio Adapter lets you use any Bluetooth headset you want.You can enjoy the full immersive sound of your gaming without keeping yourself anchored to the headphone jack on your system.The adapter plugs easily into the Switch’s docking port and draws power from the system directly, so you don’t need to worry about buying batteries.Handy for when you and a buddy are passing time with some ferocious Mario Kart action.
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With some solid discounts from Vizio, Samsung, and LG, now is a great time to pick up a nice smart TV for less.Today’s Best Memorial Day 4K TV DealsSince there’s a limited amount of stock set aside for the best deals, you’ll need to act fast to score one.That means time can’t be wasted researching the TVs on offer — a matter of seconds can be the difference between scoring a bargain or missing out.Fear not, though, for we’ve sifted through the hundreds of TVs deals up for grabs and selected four that are just too good to miss.Samsung 40-inch 4K LED Smart TV — $230
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That’s the number of pieces of content on Facebook that the platform claims it took action against for containing hate speech from January to March this year, according to its most recent transparency report.(And to put a fine point on it, that’s just the content it actually caught.)In a press briefing yesterday afternoon, vice president of global operations Justin Osofsky teased a plan to pilot a subgroup of moderators who are specifically tasked with handling hate speech.“We’re launching a pilot programme where some reviewers specialise in hate speech,” Osofsky said.By focusing on hate speech enforcement, these reviewers will establish a deeper understanding of how it manifests, and be able to make more accurate calls.”Facebook clarified that rather than hire on new personnel for this effort, existing moderators would be moved over.
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“I had a couple seeds, I made a forest; I put in the work and take the profit…”EE says it will live stream a special Stormzy gig to mark the launch of its 5G network across six UK sites on Thursday May 30.The gig by the platinum-selling UK grime artist will be hosted in a “top secret” central London location, the company said, and streamed via the new bandwidth, which the BT-owned firm said could see some customers “break the one gigabit-per-second milestone on their 5G smartphones”.(That’s some way off the speeds estimated in Ofcom’s “Enabling 5G in the UK”, report, which sees peak 5G speeds of 10-20 gigabits-per- second…)China’s Huawei was keen to make hay of the news, sending Computer Business Review a release noting its role in the new network.EE acknowledged that the network specialist, under sustained pressure from US policy makers over espionage fears, was involved.
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He was one of the greatest starship captains the galaxy has ever known, a shining beacon of intelligence, tolerance and empathy who made baldness look badass.That's the question posed by the new trailer for Star Trek: Picard, a show that picks up the good captain's adventures years after we last saw Patrick Stewart take command of the USS Enterprise.It's been exactly 25 years since Star Trek: The Next Generation ended, and nearly two decades since the last Star Trek movie with the TNG crew.Disclosure: CNET earns commissions from the services featured on this page.The show, which is expected to debut before the end of 2019, will explore why Picard abandoned the Enterprise and why he might be tempted to return.The time-traveling finale of The Next Generation jumped from the first episode of the show to an imagined future where a mightily bearded Picard ran a vineyard.
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However, an interdisciplinary research team from the universities of Göttingen, Duisburg-Essen and Trier has observed that cooperation between humans and machines can work much better than just human or just robot teams alone.The results were published in the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.The research team simulated a process from production logistics, such as the typical supply of materials for use in the car or engineering industries.A team of human drivers, a team of robots and a mixed team of humans and robots were assigned transport tasks using vehicles.The results were that the mixed team of humans and robots were able to beat the other teams; this coordination of processes was most efficient and caused the fewest accidents.This was quite unexpected, as the highest levels of efficiency are often assumed to belong to those systems that are completely automated.
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The number of cyber attacks is estimated to have risen by 67% over the last five years, with the majority of these data breaches being traced back to human error.But protecting ourselves against cyber security threats can be extremely complicated.Not only is the technology we use on a daily basis getting more complex, but attackers are constantly finding new ways to bypass security measures.Many people are exhausted and turned off by seemingly endless reports of data breaches in the news – an effect referred to as “privacy fatigue”.They can become weary of installing software updates, updating privacy settings or changing passwords – or simply fear that such precautions are pointless.When people are trying to complete other tasks, they might not remember to stay secure, particularly when doing so makes their job more difficult or time consuming.
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This Excerpt contains Chapter 1 of the book Foundations for Architecting Data Solutions.The complete book is available at oreilly.com and through other retailers.The basis for any successful data project is a clear understanding of what you’re tasked to build and then understanding the major items that you need to consider in order to design a solid solution.We categorize data projects into three types that from our experience will typify many data projects.This categorization then allows us to explore the primary items we need to consider before starting on implementation.Not every project will fall neatly into one of these categories, and some projects might straddle these categories, but we feel that these project types will provide a useful framework for understanding your data use cases.
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AT has announced it’s the first US operator to accept cryptocurrency from its customers to pay their bills.Now forward-thinking AT punters can use bitcoin and that sort of thing to reward AT for providing all that lovely connectivity if they feel like it.Specifically they can do so via the BitPay platform, which AT considers ‘a respected cryptocurrency payment processor’, when they pay online and through the app.“We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand our services,” said Kevin McDorman, VP of AT Communications Finance Business Operations.“We have customers who use cryptocurrency, and we are happy we can offer them a way to pay their bills with the method they prefer.” BitPay doesn’t seem to have made a public statement, but it’s presumably pleased.This seems to be part of a growing trend, at least among US tech-related companies.
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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.On May 27, Memorial Day will roll round again.Some people will use the US holiday for somber reflection, others will party in honor of the approaching Summer, and the rest?Well, they can save a whole load of money because retailers are discounting all kinds of products, woooo!But if you’re fine with it, it’s a perfect opportunity to pick up some tech at very reasonable prices.Because we’re lovely, we’ve pulled a selection of some of the best Memorial Day tech deals and offers running, so, you know, go and buy something?
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