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Learn practical AI skills from the best this year ‒ book your early-bird tickets nowEvent Our offer of discount early-bird tickets for Minds Mastering Machines ends next Monday, so act now if you want to join us to learn how real organisations can exploit machine learning and artificial intelligence and save big.We’ll be bringing together a fantastic lineup of experts and practitioners at our conference on September 30 and October 1, headlined by Facebook AI's London research manager Sebastian Riedel and machine-learning veteran Dr Lorien Pratt.Together with our conference speakers, they will take you from the fundamentals of machine learning, AI and predictive analytics, through the challenges of applying them to real world projects, and deep into the nuances of using and applying key tools and technologies, such PyTorch as TensorFlow, and moreAnd if you want to get deep, and save even more, you can also get early bird prices on our October 2 workshops, which cover: developing and deploying Neural Nets; text mining; developing with TensorFlow 2; and getting machine learning into production using containers and devops.The venue is the palatial QE II Conference Center, in London, England, and the event runs from September 30 to October 2.
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These days, Amazon's like of Kindle e-readers is just 3 products: The entry-level Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite and the luxe Kindle Oasis.But this is Prime Day, and nearly every Amazon product is on sale -- and that includes the entire KIndle line, with prices at or near all-time lows.The Kindle Paperwhite, now fully waterproof and the best value in the Kindle line, is selling for $85 (8GB version).That's $45 off its list price and the best price we've seen to date for this model.The same is true for the new entry-level Kindle and the top-end Oasis, though the discounted model is different from the newer model that's getting slightly updated later this month.Along with the price cuts, here's how Amazon is sweetening the pot:
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A blender can be a real workhorse in the kitchen, so if you plan to put it through its paces -- smoothies, soups, sauces, desserts, nut butters, slushy drinks -- you'd better invest in a robust model.Vitamix may be the gold standard for this type of appliance but this nine-piece NutriBullet Pro 900 blender can handle anything you want to pulse, puree or emulsify.And it's a great deal at Walmart right now.Note that CNET may receive a share of revenue from any purchases made via the links on this page.Read more: The best kitchen and cookware deals at Walmart's Summer Savings | The best anti-Prime Day salesThe NutriBullet Pro 900 promises to pulverize "the toughest fruits, vegetables, seeds and superfoods" for ultracreamy smoothies that truly live up to their name, not to mention homemade nut butters and veggie purees.
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We're not even halfway through Prime Day: It started early in the morning hours of Monday, July 15 and it runs straight through all day and night of Tuesday, July 16.But one thing's for sure: If you wanted to buy an Amazon device -- a Kindle, a Fire TV streamer, an Echo speaker, a Blink security camera, a Fire tablet or pretty much anything else the megaretailer makes -- it's pretty much all on sale.So if you're an Alexa household, this is a great time to buy.A few of these have already hit all-time lows, including the all-new Echo Show 5 for $50 and a Fire TV Stick for $15.And the sales aren't just on gear, either -- you can get a three-month Kindle Unlimited subscription for free if you're a Prime subscriber.(Normally the trial is just one month.)
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PDP’s Faceoff Deluxe+ wired controller for Nintendo Switch will arrive on July 22, the company has announced.Unlike most competing products, the Faceoff Deluxe+ features a built-in headphone jack for voice chat, enabling users to easily talk with friends while playing Fortnite and certain other games.The model was first revealed in April, but availability and pricing details weren’t available at that time.The Faceoff Deluxe+ Audio Wired Controller is described as a ‘pro controller’ for the Nintendo Switch, the most appealing feature being the built-in 3.5mm audio jack for in-game voice chat.According to PDP, the new controller supports audio for every title on Nintendo Switch, including the integrated game chat offered by them (when applicable), the most popular of which is likely Fortnite.The integrated audio jack is familiar to gamers who previously used the PlayStation or Xbox, offering the same experience of plug-and-play for wired gaming headsets.
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HOUSTON -- (July 15, 2019) -- There's no known way to prove a three-dimensional "quantum spin liquid" exists, so Rice University physicists and their collaborators did the next best thing: They showed their single crystals of cerium zirconium pyrochlore had the right stuff to qualify as the first possible 3D version of the long-sought state of matter.Despite the name, a quantum spin liquid is a solid material in which the weird property of quantum mechanics -- entanglement -- ensures a liquidlike magnetic state.Finally, we did inelastic neutron scattering that showed the presence of a spin-excitation continuum -- which may be a quantum spin liquid hallmark -- down to 35 millikelvin."Gao, a Rice postdoctoral research associate, created the single-crystal samples in a laser floating zone furnace at the lab of Rutgers University co-author Sang-Wook Cheong.The inherent property of electrons that leads to magnetism is spin, and electron spins can only point up or down.In the magnets on refrigerators and inside MRI machines, spins sense their neighbors and arrange themselves collectively in one direction.
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Amazon Prime members aren’t the only ones who can score awesome deals on laptops this week.In fact, you can avoid the Prime Day 2019 madness and still get yourself a decent discount on a late 2018 MacBook Air by checking out B’s latest deal.B is offering a $100 off discount on a 13-inch 2018 MacBook Air.This discount brings the MacBook Air’s original price point of $1,099 down to just $999.With this deal, you’ll get the latest MacBook Air with 128GB of solid-state drive (SSD) storage, a Retina display, 8GB of RAM, and an eighth-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor.The Retina display on this MacBook Air has a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution and bezels that according to Apple, are 50% thinner than previous generations of the MacBook Air.
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Sonos products don’t go on sale very often, and when they do, the deals aren’t usually huge, which is why this Sonos Amazon Prime Day deal is worth checking out.First up is the Sonos One Gen 2, one of the best smart speakers you can buy.It’s got phenomenal sound, works with the rest of the superb Sonos ecosystem of whole-home wireless speakers, and is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, not to mention almost every music streaming service on the planet.The initial discounted price is $179, which is only $20 off the regular $199 that Sonos charges for this speaker.But Amazon has sweetened the pot by throwing in a $50 Amazon gift card, which means you’re really only paying $129 — an unbeatable price that we suspect you won’t even see when Black Friday rolls around again.The Sonos Beam gets treated to the same deal, but it’s an even sweeter discount: The Beam normally sells for $399, but you pay only $359 and Amazon throws in two $50 Amazon gift cards, bringing the amount you actually end up spending down to $259.
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And the deals are already coming fast and furious -- especially the deals on Amazon's own devices and those that have Alexa built in.A few of these have already hit all-time lows, including the all-new Echo Show 5 for $50 and a Fire TV Stick for $15.And the sales aren't just on gear, either -- you can get a 3-month Kindle Unlimited subscription for free if you're a Prime subscriber.(Normally the trial is just one month.)Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.Also, CBS All Access and Showtime are divisions of CNET's parent company, CBS.
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With minutes to go before the store closes, we walk out with a few yards of fabric, thread, a 22-inch zipper and an urgency to get home and start cutting out a pattern for a dress that's going to be my first attempt at cosplaying at none other than San Diego Comic-Con.At this point, you've probably heard about cosplay.Folks dress up as characters from TV, movies, comics, anime or even as characters from their own imaginations.Cosplaying has grown in popularity over the years, in much the same way there's been a boom in geek culture and a burgeoning of conventions on everything from comics to sci-fi to horror.Earlier in June I'm sitting in one of our office conference rooms, on the phone with Yaya Han.I ask her for the advice she'd give to a cosplay newbie.
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There are several different ways to watch Amazon Prime Video on your TV.Rather than watching Amazon Prime Video in a web browser, you can watch it on your TV in a number of different ways.If you have a smart TV, it almost certainly includes a Prime Video channel.Older TVs can get Prime Video through a streaming device or even by connecting your phone or tablet with an HDMI cable.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.But the subscription (currently $119 a year for most people, though there is a discounted student plan) includes a lot more than just shipping — you get a slew of discounts, streaming music, streaming video, and a lot more.
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Amazon Prime Day 2019 started today July 15 and goes through tomorrow, July 16.This year, it's not discounted as much but there are other models that are well-worth your time and money.Of the numerous robot vacuums available today, all of which can sweep around your home and clean it up with the touch of a button or even a voice command, the one that could be most credited with beginning the self-cleaning craze is the Roomba from iRobot.Unsurprisingly, given its high-tech capabilities, the line of robot vacuums is not cheap.But if you've always wanted to upgrade from your handheld vacuum to a fancy new robovac, now's your chance because several popular models are on sale.Other robot vacuums from brands like Ecovacs and Eufy are also currently on sale, but if you're looking specifically for an iRobot model, these are some pretty solid deals.
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While there are some great keyboard apps that improve the screen-tapping experience, a physical keyboard remains the best way to type on any electronic device.Unfortunately for keyboard fans, smartphones with keyboards have been slim pickings in the last few years, with the BlackBerry Key2 and KeyOne being your only real options.Thankfully for fans of real buttons, Chinese manufacturer Unihertz is launching a rugged phone with a built-in keyboard — the Unihertz Titan.The Titan looks very much like a blend between BlackBerry’s more recent phones, with a wide design that’s reminiscent of the BlackBerry Passport, and the two-tone coloring of the KeyOne.A square 4.5-inch LCD display sits above the physical keyboard and runs a 1,440 x 1,440 pixel resolution.Where BlackBerry’s phones are sleek and executive, the rugged Titan is aiming for a more adventurous crowd.
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The Razer Phone 2 made headlines for being one of the first high-end gaming phones, following in the footsteps of the original Razer Phone.And now, for Amazon Prime Day 2019, the device is available for a hefty $400 off — which is 50 percent off the original price of $800.The phone offers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which is Qualcomm’s flagship chip for 2018, plus it has a whopping 8GB of RAM — which is plenty for even the most intensive smartphone users.The device has some of the best stereo front-facing speakers you can find in a smartphone today.Even better than the speakers is the display: There’s a a 5.72-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, with a refresh rate of 120Hz.Other handy features of the phone include great battery life, thanks to a massive 4,000mAh battery capacity, and relatively clean Android software.
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If you’re looking to splurge on a new gaming laptop or desktop, Dell has some steep discounts on a variety of gaming PCs as part of its July Cyber Monday event, which coincides with online retailer Amazon’s Prime Day savings special.Dell’s deals for its Dell G3 15, G7 15, Alienware M15 laptops as well as the Aurora gaming desktop are found on its website, which promises up to $710 in savings on select items.The Alienware m15 is a favorite laptop among gamers for good reason, and if you’re eyeing this performance-packed mobile gaming rig, now is a good time to splurge.This brings the price down to a more affordable $1,699, and Dell also offers financing options allowing you to pay as little as $51 per month.At this price, you’re getting some high-end silicon, like Intel’s ninth-Generation Core i7 processor alongside Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070 graphics.16GB of memory along with a combo drive promising 256GB solid-state storage and a 1TB hard drive round out the specifications, making the Alienware m15 a solid gaming laptop that will appease even enthusiast gamers.
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Amazon’s Prime Day 2019 isn’t the only huge sale filled with sweet laptop deals.Laptop manufacturer Dell, is also launching its own competing sale this Monday, July 15.Dell’s laptop discounts are among the highest you’ll see this week compared to the deals offered by other sales, including the Prime Day sale.In fact, if you’re in the market for a new laptop, Dell’s sale is worth considering, especially when it comes to the discounts given for the newest version of Dell's XPS 13 laptop and for the Inspiron line of laptops.While this laptop normally sells for $1,750, this week’s sale knocks the price down to just $1,550.The XPS 13 has a 13-inch display, a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD), and sports an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor.
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Legendary codebreaker and father of theoretical computer science Alan Turing will soon be gracing your pocket on the side of a shiny new £50 note.The cash will feature a portrait of Turing, the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE) developed by the man, a mathematical table from a seminal paper on computable numbers, the blueprints of the British version of Bombe – one of the primary tools used to break Enigma-enciphered messages during WWII – and a string of binary code denoting Turing's birthday.It will also include Turing's prescient quote on computing, given in 1949: "This is only a foretaste of what is to come, and only the shadow of what is going to be."Turing was chosen out of a list of 989 British science luminaries suggested by the public, beating such contenders as Charles Babbage, Dorothy Hodgkin and Stephen Hawking.At the end of last year, The Register presented our own list of boffins we deemed worthy of the honour – and readers voted overwhelmingly for Turing too, followed closely by Rosalind Franklin.The new polymer note is scheduled to enter circulation by the end of 2021.
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Developing synthetic materials that are as dynamic as those found in nature, with reversibly changing properties and which could be used in manufacturing, recycling and other applications, is a strong focus for scientists.In a world-first, researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Ghent University (UGent) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have pioneered a novel, dynamic, reprogrammable material - by using green LED light and, remarkably, darkness as the switches to change the material's polymer structure, and using only two inexpensive chemical compounds.The new dynamic material could potentially be used as a 3D printing ink to print temporary, easy-to-remove support scaffolds.This would overcome one of the current limitations of the 3D process to print free-hanging structures.The research is part of an ongoing international collaboration between QUT macromolecular chemist and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Dr Hannes Houck, who recently completed his PhD across QUT, UGent and KIT, UGent Professor Filip Du Prez, and KIT's Dr Eva Blasco.Their findings have been published in the paper 'Light-Stabilized Dynamic Materials' in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).
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Whether you’re a student or a professional looking for a no-frills computer that delivers in terms of productivity, now’s a great time score amazing Chromebook deals.For Prime Day, Amazon is offering solid discounts on various Chromebook models from electronics company Acer, including the Chromebook R 11 (33% off), the Chromebook 15 (25% off), and the Chromebook 315 (19% off).Chromebooks are a different breed of laptops.They run on a Linux-based operating system developed by Google called Chrome OS and are built primarily for surfing the internet and handling modern web apps.This device stores data online and uses Google apps, eliminating the need for large hard drives where files and software are usually stored.This Chromebook model flaunts a 360-degree dual-torque hinge design that allows it to be used in different ways: The Laptop mode for maximum productivity, the display mode ideal for watching movies, the tent mode perfect for viewing content in a narrow space, and the tablet mode which is the best for playing games and web browsing.
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Security firm Symantec has found a vulnerability in WhatsApp and Telegram's Android apps which could let hackers intercept and alter files sent between users, such as photos, documents, or videos.Although Symantec made recommendations to the developers to shore up their security, WhatsApp said the suggested changes would "create privacy complications" and "limit how photos and files could be shared."Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Security firm Symantec says it has found a flaw in the Android apps for WhatsApp and Telegram, which could allow hackers to "manipulate" files transferred between users.According to a Symantec blog published Monday, the flaw relates to the fact that the messaging apps can save files such as photos or videos automatically to your phone's gallery or external storage.This is something WhatsApp does automatically unless a user opts out in the settings.
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