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Razer brings the next-generation upgrades to its Basilisk mice that it recently introduced with the Viper Ultimate: its improved HyperSpeed wireless technology and optical switches.Like the Viper, the Basilisk Ultimate has the new Focus Plus 20,000 dpi sensor (650 ips, 50G) and works with a combo dongle/charging dock.The far less expensive Basilisk X HyperSpeed supports the a 2.4MHz wireless dongle connection, but can connect via Bluetooth as well.However, the X loses the resistance dial on the bottom used to control the mouse wheel and the sensitivity clutch switch that's one of the hallmarks of the Basilisk.The new sensor sends data more concurrent with polling rate, so that the system can more accurately track the cursor coordinates, dubbed "Motion Sync."The HyperSpeed Wireless technology has better-optimized Adaptive Frequency Technology to sustain a faster connection and to significantly cut the lag in communication between the mouse and the computer.
The Mandela Effect is a strange phenomenon where a lot of people remember something incorrectly.In film, a good example is “Luke, I am your father.” That’s not what Darth Vader said.And yet, we all remember it that way.(The line is “No, I am your father,” of course.)A new film from writer-director David Guy Levy takes that idea and runs with it.The Mandela Effect is set in a world where a father (Charlie Hofheimer) rapidly descends into grief after the sudden death of his daughter.
Nearly a year after it was first announced, Photoshop for the iPad is finally here.The app has been redesigned for the context of a mobile device and includes many of desktop Photoshop’s core tools, particularly around compositing, retouching, and masking.“This is the beginning,” writes Photoshop product manager Pam Clark.“The first version of Photoshop on iPad is focused on ... common tasks and workflows that we know will be useful for most Photoshop users.” Adobe is careful to note that more features will be added over time, as the company’s labeling of the app as “real Photoshop” led to some early reports of beta testers ending up disappointed that the software wasn’t what they had hoped for.But the term “real Photoshop” comes from the fact that the iPad app is built from the same code base as Photoshop on the desktop.Adobe is also all-in on its new Cloud PSD file format, which allows users to sync edits across the tablet and desktop, and it hopes to encourage users to house their Photoshop creations in the cloud going forward.
Death Stranding director Hideo Kojima wants to get more experimental with his studio’s next game, he explained in an interview with BBC’s Newsbeat.That’s why he is looking at cloud-streaming technology similar to Google Stadia and Project xCloud.The long-time game producer has always had a soft spot for film.He believes that his success in games translates to that medium.“If you can do one thing well, then you can do everything well,” he said.But Kojima is not going to abandon games.
'Open' means open to hate speech, child abuse, violence, sex and the kind of illegal acts Facebook would rather have nothing to do with.In The Cleaners, a documentary by Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck, contractors from the Philippines candidly discuss the steady stream of sex, violence and hate speech they have to sift through every day.“Don't doubt too much whether your decision is right or wrong, because otherwise you will overthink it, and then you won't be able to take a decision,” Riesewieck summarises to TechRadar at Mozilla’s Mozfest, where he and his co-director have just been on a panel discussing internet moderation.In 2009, Facebook had just 12 (yes, that’s twelve) content moderators looking out for the welfare of 120 million users.Facebook’s Filipino contingent would occasionally encounter exchanges in languages they didn’t speak, using Google Translate to follow meaning.Over a nine-month spell at the company (in Ireland, most workers are on 11-month contracts, he says but most leave early), Gray was dealing with 500-600 bits of content a night, usually in the 6pm to 2am slot.
This week saw the cybersecurity world taking big strides against some of the world's most aggressive hackers.In a dramatic and potentially precedent-setting move, WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging platform, sued the Israeli surveillance contractor NSO Group for allegedly targeting 1,400 of WhatsApp's users with malicious phone calls crafted to infect devices with data-grabbing malware.Meanwhile, over in United States Congress, lawmakers are still struggling to deal with increasingly ubiquitous ransomware attacks that often target vulnerable organizations like local governments and hospitals.Microsoft reported findings that the Russian hacking group Fancy Bear (also called APT28 or Strontium) has targeted at least 16 antidoping agencies around the world in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Russian hackers have barraged the Olympics for three years now, including a particularly stealthy and insidious digital attack on the Pyeongchang Winter Games in 2018.We detailed how to keep your smart-assistant devices locked down so human reviewers at big tech companies don't end up listening to audio snippets of your voice, or other accidental recordings taken in your home.
November has arrived, and in many parts of the country it has brought with it a blustery gust of cold air.If you're in the Bay Area and the thought of being cooped up all winter has your skin crawling, you might want to get out of the house and come visit us at WIRED25 next weekend, which will bring many of the people that we spoke to in our November issue, like Patrick Collison and Chris Evans, to our offices in San Francisco.But this weekend’s deals are perfect for adventurers and avoiders alike.The Apple Watch Series 3 is discounted, and so are snow boots.You could upgrade your TV, or take advantage of Daylight Savings Time and an "extra" hour on Sunday to queue up your favorite show.Read on for more discounts on some of our favorite gear.
Purchase another sign of mass consolidation by tech giantsGoogle will pay $2.1bn to acquire Fitbit, the second largest company in the wearables market, inserting itself into a world increasingly dominated by Apple – and continuing the mass consolidation of consumer technology by the Big Three corporations; Amazon being the third party.Offering $7.35 a share, Google was prepared to pay a 70 percent premium to take control of the company, although the overall valuation is not even twice Fitbit’s annual revenue, serving to illustrate the company’s recent struggles.It is Google’s fifth largest acquisition, more than it paid for YouTube or Waze back in the day, and illustrates two things: first, that Google is increasingly focused on hardware following its Nest and Motorola acquisitions; and second, that wherever Apple or Amazon go, Google follows.Despite an initial jump with its first-generation Watch, the shortcomings of the device meant that Fitbit continued to control a quarter of the market.That changed in 2017 when Chinese competitors and the third version of the Apple Watch entered the market.
Leveraging automation as a vehicle to transform operations is no longer a new concept.With numerous examples of successful implementations across all industry sectors, organisations are now moving beyond “Automation 101” to strategically deploying automation for widespread business value and results, writes Chris Huff, Chief Strategy Officer, Kofax.At the same time, it reduces workload for the company’s back-office staff, allowing them to focus on more value-added patient services tasks.As a direct result of these efforts, the company saved 5,400-man hours, experienced 100 percent system uptime and eliminated lost timecards and missed payments.According to a Deloitte survey, early adopters who’ve found a healthy balance between people and automation are realising outcomes including improved productivity (95 percent), improved compliance (93 percent), reduction in costs (91 percent), and improved data quality (77 percent).A key element is the rigour with which these enterprises target opportunities for automation.
China’s launch of commercial 5G services has been one of the year’s more unusual stories: A national multi-carrier rollout that was planned for October 1 shifted to November 1, and the top three carriers reportedly preregistered 10 million 5G customers before revealing service prices.Now one of the carriers appears to have leaked pricing plans, and they’re surprisingly aggressive, signaling China’s interest in establishing itself as a huge market for 5G hardware and services.According to details posted by the Chengdu branch of China Mobile (via cnBeta), the carrier will offer monthly 5G data plans starting at only 128 Yuan ($18), setting a new international floor for the high-speed service, with the most premium plan priced at 598 Yuan ($85).Unsurprisingly, the $18 plan will come with significant restrictions — limited voice talk time with 30GB of total data, speed capped at 300Mbps — while higher-end plans will offer up to 300GB of total data, speed capped at 500Mbps or 1Gbps, with additional talk time.Interestingly, the China Mobile leak suggests all three major operators will have the same entry-level pricing and similar packages, differentiating their offerings with network quality and customer service.For instance, while China Mobile’s “basic” 5G service will hit 300Mbps as a peak, users won’t have priority network access in busy areas — the faster and pricier “enjoyment” and “speed” plans will offer either “priority” or “optimal” network access during times of congestion.
(Reuters) – Fitbit is developing a method to detect irregular heart rhythm in time through a partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance, as the wearable device maker looks to match a feature available on rival Apple’s Watch.Fitbit has been pushing deeper into the healthcare space and in August teamed up with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services in a health program that the company said could reach up to 1 million users.Under Thursday’s deal, the company’s devices will carry software that will help detect atrial fibrillation — the most common type of irregular heartbeat — after approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Atrial fibrillation is a condition associated with irregular heart rhythm that increases the risk of stroke and is usually prevalent among people above 65 years of age.About 2.7 million to 6 million people suffer from the condition in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.(Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)
Intel will voluntarily publish detailed pay data with information on race and gender, the company told Bloomberg in an announcement today.This year, as Bloomberg reports, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will require companies with more than 100 employees to file the same data, but it won’t require businesses to release the information.Intel, however, said it would allow the public to examine the data.An Intel spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the proposal.The company didn’t say when the data would be released, and the commission may not require businesses to file the data after this year, as Bloomberg notes.The move sets Intel apart from other major tech companies, which have sometimes broadly released demographic statistics but haven’t released pay data in such detail.
Nu lägger institutet Idiap i en högre växel för att stoppa vad de kallar presentationsattacker.I väst betraktas teknikområdet av många med oro, inte minst med vetskap om hur Kina använder ansiktsigenkänning för att kontrollera sin befolkning på personnivå.Men det finns en rad metoder som kan förvilla systemen.Idiap Research Institute i Schweiz oroas nu över att smink är ett enkelt sätt att genomföra vad de kallar för en presentationsattack mot ansiktsigenkänningstekniken.De här attackerna, speciellt de som imiterar åldrande, är svåra att upptäcka eftersom de nära efterliknar ett genuint utseende.Lösningen är enligt institutet teknik som kan identifiera sminket.
That's why, over the coming decade, the AI research battle is expected to closely resemble the 1960s space race.In a move reminiscent of the Soviet era, the Russian government is creating an entire city on the Black Sea devoted to AI research, which will house some 2,000 engineers and scientists in isolation to prevent data breaches or the input of tainted data.China has the technical expertise and money to rival the US in development, while being far less constrained by ethical questions.Putting military dominance aside, AI research is expected to be the next big economic driver in the global economy and add something in the range of $13 trillion in economic benefits by the year 2030, according to a study recently released by the McKinsey Global Institute – but only to those countries who are on the cutting edge of research.This is the result of a remarkably prescient strategy to remake the country into a hotbed of learning and research.The algorithms that detect an individual's taste in news can easily lead someone down the garden path towards an information bubble where everything that is presented as news merely reinforces pre-formed opinions and, in fact, radicalizes a belief system until that person is truly looking through a glass, darkly.
Logitech has taken the wraps off its first Made for Google K580 wireless keyboard and M355 portable wireless mouse.The two models are designed specifically for Google’s Chrome OS, giving Pixelbook owners and other users new portable peripheral options.The products are described as ultra-quiet while offering a high level of precision.The Logitech K580 Slim Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard is exactly what it sounds like — a highly portable battery-powered keyboard that wirelessly connects to a Chrome OS device.The model includes a dedicated Google Assistant key for summoning the assistant, as well as shortcut keys specifically for Chrome OS, a dedicated numpad, and a low profile made possible by scissor switches.According to Logitech, users won’t need to worry about running out of battery life — the battery lasts for up to 36 months, according to the company, which includes an auto-sleep feature for avoiding battery drain.
Today we’re getting in to the Halloween spirit with Pokemon GO in the 2019 edition of Niantic’s big October event.This event will be stacked with Ghost Pokemon and Dark Pokemon aplenty, and there’ll be bonuses and candy galore – what better way to get Halloween started off right?This all begins on October 17, 2019 – so get your walking boots ready.Halloween in Pokemon GO has always been a most-anticipated holiday due to its above-average amount of Dark and Ghost Pokemon spawn rates.It was the first Pokemon event in the game (even though it wasn’t called Halloween in-game at the time), and each year it’s rolled around it does not (has not) failed to impress.New accessories include a Litwick hat, a Zubat bag, and other oddities.
Reddit users can now share their favorite content from the site to Snapchat, thanks to a new integration that allows sharing of text, link, and image-based posts on iOS from Reddit’s “Safe for Work” communities.The move makes Snapchat the first platform partner that Reddit is testing content sharing integration with, the company says, and it hopes the result will be an influx of younger users to the site.Unlike many social media platforms, Reddit has tended to skew a little older when it comes to its user demographics.According to Pew Research Center, just 22% of U.S. adults aged 18 to 29 used the site, compared with 34% of those 30 to 49 and 25% of those 50 to 64.While that particular study was performed a few years ago, a 2019 study continues to show Reddit as one of the lesser-used online platforms among all U.S. adults, Pew found.And with a growing advertising business that’s set to cross $100 million in revenues this year, Reddit needs to even out its user demographics and increase its overall usage to be competitive.
Subaru has recalled 366,282 of its Forester SUVs over a safety issue that has the potential to deactivate the airbag.The Forester vehicles at the center of the recall rolled off the production line between 2015 and 2018.The recall was issued after it was discovered that the electrical connection beneath the front seat, which functions to detect whether the seat is occupied, could become loose.In such cases, the front airbag may fail to function in the proper manner, creating a safety risk for anyone seated in the front of the vehicle.The Japanese automaker told Consumer Reports that it has so far received no reports of any injuries or other incidents in connection with the issue.Subaru said it will begin notifying affected Forester owners of the recall on November 29, 2019, and will send a follow-up notification once the necessary replacement parts become available.
When her young daughter is bitten by a poisonous snake in the middle of nowhere, a frantic mother (Carmen Egojo) gratefully accepts help from the only other human being for miles.But it soon becomes clear that the mysterious healer doesn’t work for free.As the trailer for Netflix chiller Rattlesnake – from writer-director Zak Hilditch, who previously made Stephen King adaptation 1922 for the streamer – shows, in order to save her daughter’s life, Egojo’s character has unwittingly struck a bargain with some very dark forces.Though the bill she receives is tremendous (diabolical, even), is there any price too great to save her little girl?The set-up is pretty simple and most of the movie looks like it’ll be one woman racing against time – but Egojo (whose many credits include True Detective, It Comes at Night, Alien: Covenant, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) is reliably great, and if you saw 1922 you know Hilditch can effectively turn the screws when it comes to a troubled character faced with some heady consequences.Rattlesnake comes to Netflix on 25th October.
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