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Mother's Day is almost here (this Sunday to be exact) and if you're still searching for the perfect gift for mom, then placing a last-minute order for flowers is always a fantastic and easy option.You can order a gorgeous bouquet in minutes from a variety of online retailers such as ProFlowers, 1-800-Flowers and more.Most online retailers are offering promotions on Mother's Day floral arrangements that are guaranteed to ship in time for Mother's Day weekend.Whether she likes roses, hydrangeas, tulips or wildflowers - all of the retailers we listed offer a wide selection of bouquets that meet all needs and budgets.We've listed all of the delivery fees and schedules below, so you know the cut-off dates for the standard delivery fee.If you do decide to procrastinate, fear not.
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Microsoft is introducing new artificial intelligence capabilities for developers on the company’s Azure cloud platform.An enhancement to Azure Cognitive Services, called “Decision,” provides user-specific recommendations for better decision-making.Azure Cognitive Services is a collection of APIs to intelligent algorithms that developers can tap to perform image recognition, speech recognition, natural language processing, anomaly detection, and other intelligent tasks.Decision adds a service called Personalizer, which leverages reinforcement learning to offer users specific recommendations to assist with decisions.Azure Search also gaining AI capabilities, via a cognitive search capability that uses Cognitive Services algorithms to extract insights from structured and unstructured content.In addition, Microsoft is previewing a capability that allows developers to store AI insights gained from cognitive search.
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According to a small number of social media reports, Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S5e is experiencing Wi-Fi disconnections whenever the top left corner of the device (or bottom left corner in landscape mode) is covered by a user's hand, as reported by SamMobile.One Galaxy Tab S5e user took to Instagram to demonstrate his device's Wi-Fi dropout issue by posting the image below, with a couple of commenters chiming in that they had experienced similar issues.It's worth noting the user's claim that it's the second tablet he's had and that both experienced the same disconnection problem.Second S5e tablet same problem.As soon as my hand covers that corner the wifi drops out.Tablet has a major design flaw.
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To be announced today at the social network’s annual F8 developer conference, Secret Crush will allow Facebook Dating users to select up to nine friends they want to express interest in.Think of it like matching on Tinder or Bumble, except you get to hand-pick the specific friends you want to date ahead of time, instead of hoping their profiles show up in the queue.If someone adds you to their Secret Crush list, Facebook will send you a notification saying “A friend added you as a secret crush.” If you then pick the same person for your list, Facebook will match you together and reveal your names.The object of their affection is then left to wonder who may have a crush on them, with no way to find out.The feature will only be available in countries where Facebook has rolled out its pre-existing Dating service, including Colombia, Canada, Thailand, Argentina, and Mexico, as well as 14 new countries in Asia and South America introduced today.Secret Crush will help give Facebook an advantage over competing dating apps, which can’t similarly leverage information about your existing friendships.
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Building on an augmented reality (AR)-emoji tool powered by for users released last December, short-video app Kuaishou announced today that it is using similar technology to create live-stream options for cartoon characters.So far two popular accounts on its app have used the new service to produce full-length livestreams, Tencent News reported.The new service uses AR technology and facial recognition to bring the cartoons to “life.” By detecting the movements of a person’s mouth, eyes, limbs, and more, the system can replicate similar expressions in cartoon form.Using the new service, a character called “little Zen monk” (our translation) produced by Suzhou Dayu Internet, “talked” to followers for close to an hour on May 23.The stream attracted 250,000 viewers, or between 3% to 4% of the account’s total fans.On Thursday, an animated creature known as Dooro Bear also made a live-stream debut on Kuaishou.
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If your next car is electric, you might be able to tune its performance on the move using a smartphone app, and trade profiles with other drivers.Hyundai's new system will pair your phone with your car, and let you tweak settings including the maximum speed, acceleration and deceleration abilities, regenerative braking, ignition, and maximum torque output.The app can recommend particular settings for optimizing performance, or giving a sportier feel.It can provide presets for different driving conditions, and you can even save your profiles and share them with other drivers.That could be very helpful if you've developed settings that are perfect for your local roads (narrow and winding, or slick and icy in winter, for example), or you plan to lend your car to your kids and want to limit what it can do.Sharing custom profiles could have terrible consequences if the data was intercepted and interfered with.
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Users can track economic activity and detect changes in the areas that are of most interest to them.A new tool from French aerospace company Airbus and Silicon Valley startup Orbital Insight uses machine learning running on diverse geospatial datasets to let customers detect changes in infrastructure and land use in near real-time.The tool, dubbed Earth Monitor, includes analytics that automatically detect and aggregate objects such as cars, roads, buildings and construction sites.It is being rolled into Airbus’s OneAtlas suite of geospatial imagery tools.Earth Monitor use Orbital Insight’s computer vision and machine learning systems to detect changes in infrastructure by scanning through its petabytes of multi-source data that has been obtained via satellite and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery, geolocation intelligence, and vessel traffic (AIS) data.Dr. James Crawford, CEO of Orbital Insight said: “We’re proud and excited that Earth Monitor will leverage our dynamic algorithms so that users can track economic activity and detect changes in the areas that are of most interest to them, enabling custom analytic projects where they can define the what, where and when.”
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that there is "merit" to the idea of raising new funds."At this point, I do think there is some merit to raising capital," he said during Tesla's first-quarter earnings call."This is probably about the right timing."Tesla ended the first quarter with $2.2 billion of cash and cash equivalents, down $1.5 billion from the end of 2018.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Sign up for our best stories delivered to your inbox
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Verizon's early rollout of millimeter-wave 5G is producing high speeds and throughput, but the high-frequency spectrum isn't suitable for widespread coverage, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said today.Millimeter-wave 5G will never scale beyond dense urban areas, T-Mobile saysVerizon will use millimeter waves "as far as [they're] economically sustainable, of course," Vestberg continued."But still, it's very good ranges we can come up with and, of course, the throughput and speeds are enormous."Later in the earnings call, analyst Walter Piecyk pressed Vestberg on his millimeter-wave statement, saying it seemed like a change from Verizon's optimism about the frequency ranges.In September 2018, Verizon said that "millimeter-wave spectrum is the cornerstone in enabling our 5G Ultra Wideband network" and that this spectrum is like "a superhighway that's capable of moving massive amounts of traffic, at super-high speeds, on thousands of lanes lined up side by side."
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If you’re trying to troubleshoot problems with your Windows 10 PC, one option is to enter Safe Mode.In Windows 10 Safe Mode you can safely uninstall troublesome programs, resolve driver issues, diagnose hardware conflicts, and more.But how to boot in Safe Mode is less obvious in Windows 10 than we’ve seen in older Windows releases.Click the Start button and select the “gear” icon on the Start Menu to open the Settings app.The PC will reboot to the Choose an option screen.Click the Power button icon located in the bottom-right corner.
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But just because you messed up your ears, doesn’t mean you want that to happen to your kids.So what options do young parents have to ensure their children avoid the annoying ringing noise they’ve endured during quiet moments since Toxic was a radio sensation?The PuroQuiet are noise-canceling headphones designed for kids that come with a hard volume limit to prevent your child’s tiny ears from getting damaged.I spent a couple of weeks checking out these cool little over-ears, and while they may not exactly be the best fit for my adult-sized noggin, they’re fantastic headphones that can give kids a great sonic experience, and parents peace of mind.For a $99 pair of headphones, the PuroQuiet punch well above their weight when it comes to looks and build quality.The rectangular-shaped earcups are made out of robust metal, and come in vibrant colors like electric blue or bright pink.
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Konsolhistorien is like a sine wave where Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft shifted between the high peaks and deep lows.If the first confirmed details about the Playstation 5 is anything to go by, Sony is on the way out again.PS4-successor sounds very expensive.the Market for gaming consoles do not follow the laws and rules that apply, for example, mobile phones.Sony executives, including the enhancement of the Playstation 2 has become one of the best selling video consoles such through the ages, was so fullpumpade with hubris that they have lost contact with reality.the PS3 launched a year after the worst rival Xbox 360 cost at least a hundred dollars more, and the developers hated the machine complexity of the system architecture.
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Segula Technologies is active in about 30 countries and now has consulting engineering company established in Stockholm, sweden. "We want to contribute by sharing knowledge and creating a warm internal culture," says Robert Rehme, Director.the Company helps technology companies with everything from building vehicles, as grundprototypen to Formula E-car, to the expertise in agile transformation.Nicklas Carlsson, Business Unit Manager, adds:– Our local business is fresh and the possibilities are great.We have in theory a lot of muscle thanks to that we are an international company – we can take advantage of.
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A pair of proud bald eagle parents at Big Bear Valley in California have welcomed new chicks, with the new additions hatching on a live webcam.The eagles – Jackie and her mate, Shadow, are the stars of the Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam Facebook page.All of Shadow's fussing helped it get all the way out of the shell!Welcome to the world!,” the group posted on Sunday.The chick started to work its way out of its egg on Friday night local time, eventually gaining freedom on Sunday morning.EAGLE SNATCHES FOX HOLDING RABBIT IN MOUTH IN DRAMATIC IMAGES
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Here's a closer look at how companies like Apple and Google handle the voice recordings that its devices capture.When Amazon introduced the Echo in 2014, questions and concerns arose about the level of privacy users should expect by inviting a device that's designed to listen into the home.Now, more than three years later, having a virtual assistant like Alexa everywhere from the living room to the kitchen feels like the norm.The online retail giant reportedly employs thousands of people around the world to transcribe and annotate some recordings, which the company then uses to improve Alexa's accuracy.The report also indicates that Amazon workers sometimes share certain audio snippets in internal company chat rooms, either when they need help interpreting a muffled word or to relieve stress when they accidentally hear something troubling.Amazon is far from the only major tech firm that sells voice-activated devices designed to listen for requests.
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Stratolaunch, the world’s largest plane by wingspan and the brainchild of late Silicon Valley billionaire Paul Allen, finally took off at around 10:00 a.m. local time on Saturday for a two and a half hour inaugural flight, the Washington Post reported.Stratolaunch is 226,796 kilograms, much of which is due to its twin fuselage-design and six 747 jet engines, and it boasts an unprecedented 117-metre wingspan (beating out even Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose).It attained a maximum flight speed of 189 miles per hour during its morning flight on Saturday, which saw it taking off from California’s Mojave Air and Space Port.The Northrop Grumman subsidiary Scaled Composites built the plane, which was was first announced in 2011 and remained on the ground far beyond its originally planned first test flight date in 2016.According to CNN, the cost of the project remains unknown, but it is made out of carbon fibre material instead of aluminium, and it reduced costs by using components originally designed for the 747, like the Pratt & Whitney engines and its 28 wheels.One might wonder the need for such an aircraft; only a handful of twin-fuselage planes have been developed in the past few decades.
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Following Microsoft’s successful rollout of the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, it makes perfect sense for the company to release the much-rumored digital-only version of its console.Codenamed “Xbox Maverick,” the system has been the subject of several leaks over the past few weeks, with the basic details being the removal of the disc drive in favor of a hard drive.We’ve now got our first look at the hardware, along with more concrete launch info.Simply called the “Xbox One S All Digital,” the system simply lets users focus on games that are digitally downloaded, whether it be stand-alone game purchases or via the Xbox Game Pass.Germany’s WinFuture has obtained the first images of the console, and to no one’s surprise it looks just like the existing Xbox One S in white, minus the Blu-ray drive.For the European market, the All Digital system will feature a 1TB hard drive and come with the games Forza Horizon 3, Sea of Thieves, and Minecraft pre-installed.
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Express delivery giant STO Express reported 37.7% profit growth in 2018, a recovery following three years of lackluster results in the slowing Chinese courier market.According to a filing released Wednesday, the Shenzhen-listed company earned RMB 17 billion ($2.5 billion) in revenue, a 34.4% year-on-year increase.Net profits surged 37.7% year-on-year to RMB 2 billion, which the company attributed to a rebound in its courier business in the last two quarters, and pointing to a marked pickup from the 17% year-on-year growth seen a year earlier.Improved performance in the back half of the year follow a significant uptick in research and development spend in 2018 from which significant IT upgrades and the development of intelligent business solutions resulted, reported media outlet Jiemian (in Chinese).After going public in Shenzhen in 2016, STO’s growth slowed significantly.Its market share shrank to 9.7% from 16.5% in the period from 2014 to 2017, falling from the top of the heap to the bottom in its competition with peers ZTO, YTO, and Yunda, Jiemian reported citing Chinese broker Pingan Securities.
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Acer held an event in New York City today where it announced a lot of new products, and its Predator line in particular got a lot of love.Not only are we getting a pair of new Predator Helios laptops, but we’ll also see the company launch a new gaming desktop, a new display, and a collection of accessories.Perhaps not as impressive as the high-end Helios 700 with its slide-out keyboard, the Helios 300 is probably still a good choice if you’re looking to pick up a gaming laptop without going bankrupt.You’ll have your choice of either a 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch FHD IPS display, and in both cases, that display will be running at 144Hz.We’ll see the new Helios 300 series launch here in North America this month, and with a starting price of $1,199.99, these notebooks are less than half the cost of the Helios 700.In both cases, Acer didn’t get very specific about hardware, saying only that both come with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, ninth-generation Intel Core CPUs, and “the latest NVIDIA GPUs,” opting to leave it at that.
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The weird sea creature you see here was recently discovered as an ancient fossil and is a species related to modern sea cucumbers.The team of researchers that discovered the 430 million-year-old fossil are from Yale, Oxford, the University of Leicester, Imperial College London, and University College London.They have dubbed the bizarre creature Sollasina cthulhu.The creature had 45 tentacle-like tube feet that it used to crawl along the floor of the ocean and capture food.The creature was very small said to be about the size of a large spider.The fossil was discovered in Herefordshire Lagerstatte in the UK, that particular site is a trove of ancient sea animal fossils.
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