If you imagined Samsung having a PR panic attack over the Galaxy Fold fiasco last month, you can probably imagine how Huawei is taking all the recent news that has been gnawing at its image in the past days.The US is finally ready to show it has more than just bark and has started to push Huawei into a corner.Google will reportedly stop licensing new Huawei phones but now it is officially reassuring existing owners they have nothing to worry about.An earlier report stated that Google will be blocking Huawei’s access to hardware, software, and technical information.In particular, it will not certify Huawei, and presumably, also Honor, phones which, in turn, means they won’t have access to Google Play services.At least not legally and not officially.
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If your Facebook messages, Instagram posts, and Twitter musings have always had an air of royalty about them, then you could be the perfect fit for a new job at Buckingham Palace.The U.K.’s royal family is looking for someone to help manage its online presence to keep fans up to date with everything the Queen and her offspring get up to, though it’s likely that some shenanigans won’t make the cut.The royal household has been operating a bunch of social media accounts for years now, but the suggestion that the U.K.’s 93-year-old head of state spends her time squinting at a smartphone posting Facebook updates and pithy tweets seems like a stretch.The successful applicant will take on the role of Digital Communications Officer and be paid around 30,000 British pounds ($38,000) for their troubles.A whopping 33 days of paid annual leave is also part of the package, and you’ll have an office address the envy of many: Buckingham Palace.According to the job posting, the role will involve finding “new ways to maintain the Queen’s presence in the public eye and on the world stage” via social media and other online platforms, while daily activities will include managing and overseeing the daily flow of royal-related news on those platforms, at the same time as highlighting the role and work of the royal family.
Dutch bank ABN AMRO has decided to cancel its plans for a custodial cryptocurrency wallet, called Wallie, claiming that digital assets are “just too risky.”Back in January, the rumor mill spun into action after images surfaced on Twitter that appeared to suggest Dutch bank ABN AMRO was designing a cryptocurrency wallet.But now the bank’s senior press officer, Jarco de Swart, confirmed to Hard Fork in an email that the bank has “decided not to follow up on the Wallie enquiry [sic].”“We have approached all the people who have shown interest,” he continued.“We have concluded that cryptocurrencies because of their unregulated nature are at the moment too risky assets [sic] for our clients to invest in.”Back in January, reports suggested that ABN AMRO was trialing a cryptocurrency wallet.
As the global outcry over Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama grows louder, we must not forget that women and LGBTQ+ face the same challenges in the UK and throughout Europe.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
Transportation management system provider Abivin took home the grand prize of US$1 million in funding at the 2019 Startup World Cup, a series of global pitch contests organized by Pegasus Tech Ventures.Abivin leverages artifical intelligence to drive its logistics optimization platform.It also digitizes and automates business operations to help companies save on cost and improve efficiency.On its way to victory, Abivin edged out 11 other startups from 10 different countries.Canadian startup Klue, which provides a platform that aggregates competitive intelligence, won the second prize.US-based Sonavi Labs, which develops hardware and software for modern medical products, came in third.
Ah yes, maybe generative adversarial models can be useful after allSpinning up dark matter simulations is computationally expensive so a team of cosmologists are turning to AI models instead.Generative adversarial networks or GANs are good at learning patterns from data and reproducing them in new samples.In this case, the team led by researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory used weak gravitational lensing maps as input to simulate more of the same images as output.They named the model CosmoGAN and have published a paper in Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology earlier this month.Gravitational lensing provides opportunities for scientists to study the effects of dark matter in the universe.
Huawei suffered a massive blow to its business, as Google has reportedly suspended most of its partnerships with the Chinese smartphone maker for its future products.The Department of Commerce recently added Huawei to its “Entity List,” prohibiting the company from acquiring parts and components from U.S. companies without the approval of the U.S. government, which filed criminal charges against the Chinese telecommunications giant in January.Officials told Reuters that the decision will make it difficult, if not impossible, for Huawei to sell some products due to its reliance on U.S. suppliers.A few days later Reuters, citing sources familiar with the matter, reported that Google is cutting off most of its business with Huawei.The Chinese company will instantly lose access to updates for the Android mobile operating system, which powers its smartphones.In addition, its future Android devices will not be able to offer services such as the Google Play Store and apps such as Gmail, Chrome, and YouTube.
Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist – source – ReutersWhat happened: Google has blocked Huawei from some updates to the Android operating system to comply with a trade blacklist that bans the Chinese smartphone maker from doing business with US companies without government approval.Huawei now only has access to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), which is available for free to anyone who wishes to use it.The company will not be able to use popular services including the Google Play Store, Gmail, and YouTube apps on future Android phones.It also means Huawei will only be able to push security updates for Android once they’re made available in AOSP.Why it’s important: Google apps and services are requisites for Android smartphones in markets outside of China, where smartphone shoppers are unlikely to buy an Android phone that lacks access to Google’s Play Store, which attracts the lion’s share of apps.
Did we see that coming.Game of Thrones is over and despite what you may have thought of the episode as a whole, it's big moment was near perfect.Yep, after a pep talk from Tyrion Lannister.Daenerys Targaryen just got a knife in the gut from Jon Snow in one of the grimmest murder-kisses in TV history.She will always be my Queen then URGH.That was bad enough, but the worst part -- 100% -- was Drogon's mourning period.
(I choose to believe I manifested this and helped make it happen, because based on rumors no one was expecting a trailer this early.)In the new Westworld trailer, released Sunday just before the Game of Thrones finale aired, Paul walks along a futuristic bridge as Brain Damage by Pink Floyd plays.He sits atop a construction building with a robot -- at least one we all now would recognize as a robot, not a "Westworld robot."We see Paul in his everyday life (in which, to be clear, he seems like a not nice guy slash a criminal), until he meets Evan Rachel Wood's Dolores wandering, apparently hurt and wearing another version of her black dress, under a bridge, looking like she's ready to kill (and remember all the times forever).The trailer also gives us glimpses of a super tech-savvy world, with what appear to be self-driving cars and more.Plus we get to see season 3 cast members Scott Mescudi and Marshawn Lynch.
As marketers increasingly look for new ways to reach their target audience beyond age and gender demographics, publishers such as The New York Times are rolling out a surprise new offering: advertising based on emotions.The New York Times predicts how its stories make a reader feel (opinion and news) using machine learning and insight garnered from asking readers how they felt after reading its content.The publisher then sells ad space around those stories based on those indicated emotions.While the Times discussed emotion-based advertising during last month’s NewFronts presentation, the company has already been offering it for a year.They aren’t the only ones, either: USA Today rolled out something similar that predicted what tone the piece would take based on keywords back in 2017, and The Daily Beast is testing an offering that predicts what state of mind readers are in when consuming content on the site.Buyers seem to be split on the idea.
Google has reportedly suspended some parts of its business with Huawei in the latest blow for the troubled Chinese firm.Google will suspend any business requiring the transfer of hardware and software products, except those covered by open source licences, Reuters reported, citing a source close to the matter.The move means Huawei will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, which it currently uses for its smartphones, while its products outside China will also lose access to apps and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app.Details of which services will be affected are still subject to internal discussions at Google, according to the report.The Chinese tech firm would still be able to access the version of Android available through an open source licence.But Google will stop providing Huawei technical support and collaboration for Android and Google services, the source said.
While they may make your clothes feel and smell nice when you take them out of the dryer, they are actually doing a fair amount of damage to your favorite garments and to your appliance.It’s worth knowing exactly what dryer sheets are to understand what the issue with them is.They are often scented and contain a number of other chemicals that help to produce the clean feeling that your clothes end up with after a dryer cycle.When the acid melts from the heat of the dryer, they mix in with the clothes and coat the fabrics.It also coats the inside of your dryer, which can result in a build up in your lint filter.That takes its toll over time, adding a film to your filter that can lead to lint getting stuck in holes and making it hard to remove.
There are some unexpected guests aboard the International Space Station (ISS): cute cube robots called Astrobees which help the crew with day to day tasks.Now the first Astrobee robot has undergone hardware tests to check whether its subsystems, including avionics, cameras, propulsion, and docking for power and data transfer, are working correctly.The tests were performed in advance of the full launch of the robots later this spring.NASA astronaut Anne McClain was responsible for checking out the status of the Astrobees, and you can see her tending to one of the robots called Bumble in the photo above.The docking station where the Astrobees recharge is located to her right, and was installed into the Kibo ISS module on February 15.McClain was calibrating the Astrobee by mapping the Kibo module.
New research suggests the Moon may actually be shrinking.The Mare Frigoris, also known as the Cold Sea, is a region near the Moon’s north pole which scientists have been studying in depth.They completed a survey of more than 12,000 images showing the hills and trenches on the Moon’s surface, which are noteworthy for being located within a basin.These wrinkles have been found in other lunar regions like the highlands, but scientists were surprised to find them in the basin as it was assumed that basins were dead and inactive.Previously it was thought that geological activity in the basins would have ended 1.2 billion years ago.But in fact, the data shows that some of the wrinkles were formed as recently as 40 million years ago, which is fairly recent in geological terms.
It comes as Benjamin had the drink thrown over him during a visit to Totnes earlier this week.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
This week WhatsApp users were on high alert after an attack was launched which could install spyware with just a missed call.The vulnerability was swiftly patched but it’s not yet clear how many people were affected by the attack.Now the Israeli firm linked to that attack is under further scrutiny, as they are facing a lawsuit from human rights NGO Amnesty International.The lawsuit is being filed in Israel and alleges that software created by NSO Group, a cyber intelligence technology firm, has been used to surveil Amnesty staff and other human rights defenders.The NSO Group software in question, called Pegasus, can be used to take control of a targeted mobile phone, to copy its data, and even to turn on the microphone to turn the phone into a listening device.Many of NSO Group’s customers are governments which say they want the software to surveil terrorists and to combat serious crime.
That's not something you tend to see in Pittsburgh.A family that was fishing near the Monongahela River made a very surprising discovery on Saturday: They saw an alligator sunning itself on the riverside trail and promptly called 911 to report it.The gator, which weighed about 10 pounds and was around 3 feet long, tried to hide from officers underneath a fallen tree -- making it difficult for them to use catch poles and tongs to grab it, according to a report from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Animal Care and Control.Eventually, officers dug into the soil to create an opening and captured the alligator by hand about an hour after 911 had been called.They used a nylon strip to tie the gator's mouth shut and placed it inside a crate.According to the officers on the scene, the alligator was likely a pet that someone released into the wild.
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