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The mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is here, and it looks to be an absolute monster.Turns out it'll be an incredible performance bargain, too.Following the C8 Corvette's debut on Thursday, General Motors president Mark Reuss said the sports car "will start at less than $60,000" when it goes on sale later this year.That's a modest increase over the current, C7-generation Corvette's $55,900 base price.Considering what kind of numbers the 2020 Corvette throws down, that $60,000-ish starting price feels like one hell of a good deal.The mid-engine Corvette uses a 6.2-liter, naturally aspirated V8 engine, with 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, or 495 hp and 470 lb-ft if you opt for the Z51 performance package.
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Gigi Hadid was sued earlier this year over a paparazzi photo she posted to Instagram that she was accused of not having the image rights to.The lawsuit was dismissed on Thursday because the paparazzi agency that took the photo hadn't received a copyright registration by the time it had filed the lawsuit against Hadid, according to court documents viewed by Business Insider.Hadid's argument that the photo was an example of "fair use" had the potential to shake up the legality of celebrities and fan accounts using the Instagram reposting feature.The copyright-infringement suit against Hadid was dismissed on Thursday, according to court documents viewed by Business Insider.The New York district judge dismissed the case because the plaintiff — a paparazzi agency called Xclusive-Lee — failed to secure the official copyright registration for the photo by the time it filed the lawsuit.The ruling was based on a US Supreme Court case that was decided in March, WWD reported.
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So you managed to forget retro consoles were a thing?Yes, retro consoles are still coming out.I thought the tepid release of the Commodore 64 Mini and the apparent abandonment of the trend by Nintendo would have put an end to the flow of retro consoles.But apparently we’re going to drag every single gaming device from the 80s and 90s into the 21st century, kicking and screaming.TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine Mini is live on @amazonSome of 50 retro games containing select titles overlap in both the TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine lineup.
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You can monitor your child – and their bowels - 24 hours a day!That's right folks, this month brings us a literal internet of shit, courtesy of Pampers, which for some ungodly reason has decided to add app technology to its namesake absorbent underpants.Do you want to know when your precious baby has taken a dump by receiving an alert on your phone – because you spent all your time interacting with a little screen rather than with the actual tiny human you profess to adore?Here is a chance to use your rapidly diminishing disposable income to buy your way out of proper parenting – and feel good about yourself at the same time.Pampers has "partnered with Verily and Logitech" to create "the world’s first all-in-one connected care system that’s revolutionizing baby monitoring by helping parents monitor and track their baby 24/7."You can now buy products that help you monitor and track your baby every second of the day when all we had previously were ears and eyes.
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Inventors of centuries past and scientists of today have found ingenious ways to make our lives better with magnets - from the magnetic needle on a compass to magnetic data storage devices and even MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) body scan machines.All of these technologies rely on magnets made from solid materials.Jam sessions: making magnets out of liquidsFor the past seven years, Russell, who leads a program called Adaptive Interfacial Assemblies Towards Structuring Liquids in Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division, has focused on developing a new class of materials - 3D-printable all-liquid structures.One day, Russell and the current study's first author Xubo Liu came up with the idea of forming liquid structures from ferrofluids, solutions of iron-oxide particles that become strongly magnetic, but only in the presence of another magnet."We wondered, if a ferrofluid can become temporarily magnetic, what could we do to make it permanently magnetic, and behave like a solid magnet but still look and feel like a liquid?"
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Human attention is in the highest demand it has ever been.Using algorithms to filter information tailored to each individual user seems to offer a technological solution to a social and informational problem.But content recommendation systems have also created a bigger, unforeseen crisis.Kris Shaffer's book, Data versus Democracy, investigates how, in the era of social media, human cognition, algorithmic recommendation systems and human psychology work together to reinforce and exaggerate human bias.Over seven chapters, Shaffer analyzes pivotal concepts such as algorithmic recommendations, clickbait, familiarity bias and propaganda.He also supports his arguments using timely case studies like the 2016 US presidential election, the Ferguson Unrest and the GamerGate controversy.
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Fifty years ago this week, humankind landed on the Moon for the first time.Given that, it’s fair to wonder just what exactly NASA scientists were worried could have happened to the astronauts during and after their lunar trip.And yes, aliens (specifically, alien microbes) were on the short list.The most pressing safety concerns about space travel during the Apollo program all had to do with the equipment used to send the astronauts there and back, according to Rod Pyle, a space historian and author of the recent book, First on the Moon: The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience.From exiting Earth to the spacesuits used for the historic brief Moon walks to the scalding temperatures the spacecraft experienced during reentry, there were a million points of failure that could have ended in disaster.One example of potential trouble involved the rocket used to launch them past Earth’s atmosphere, the Saturn V. During Apollo 6, the final uncrewed mission, the rocket experienced several failures, including violent, destructive vibrations that sent pieces of the rocket flying.
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"At this point, who doesn't have an Instant Pot?"That's the question that always seems to pop up when one sees the cult-favorite pressure cooker among the discounted products on Prime Day or Black Friday.But judging from the fact that it was again one of the top-selling items on the record Prime Day this past week, it appears that plenty of first-timers are still taking the plunge.Well, if you're feeling left out, we have good news: The 6-quart 7-in-1 DUO60 Instant Pot model is still 50 percent off at Amazon.It can be yours for just $50.Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.
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Walmart has an ongoing special summer sale on numerous 4K models, including the LG 65-inch Class 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDR TV (65UK6090PUA).Normally $800, the retail giant has cut its price down to $580 – that’s a cool savings of $220.We’ve also scouted killer deals on Samsung, Vizio, and TCL 4K TVs in case you’re looking for more options.Don’t want to splash out $580 in one go?Walmart has teamed up with financing company Affirm to provide customers a chance to split that figure over a 12-month period, which amounts to just $57 per month.The LG 4K TV sports a slim, modern profile that fits in nicely with any room aesthetic.
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If you're a long time Slack users, you might get a notification today that your password needs to be reset.The work messaging app said Thursday that it's resetting passwords for approximately 1% of Slack accounts due to the 2015 security incident.Slack said its resetting passwords for all accounts that were active at the time of a 2015 incident, except those that have already changed their passwords since March 2015 and accounts that use a single sign on service, like Okta or OneLogin.Roughly 65,000 accounts are getting reset, according to ZDNet."We have no reason to believe that any of these accounts were compromised," Slack said in a blog post, "but we believe that this precaution is worth any inconvenience the reset may cause."Back in 2015, hackers gained access to a Slack database that stored user profile information, including usernames and encrypted passwords, according to the company.
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To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Home security company ADT has taken all of its media planning and buying in-house.The move enabled it to move faster, gain more control of its data, make faster decisions, and cut costs by 20%, said CMO Jochen Koedijk.When Jochen Koedijk took over marketing for home security company ADT last summer, he found a company with a reputation for trust and reliability but an image that didn't match the contemporary technology it provides.The CMO decided that to update the company's image, he had to change it from the inside by instilling a performance marketing culture, drawing from his experience at companies including Chewy.com and Amazon.ADT has saved 20% of fees by taking its media-buying in-house
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Like approximately 126 million other people, I willingly plunge my brain into the sewer that is Twitter every morning, expecting varying levels of awfulness until I surface around 6 or 7 pm from a platform that’s unwilling or unable to improve its user experience in any meaningful way.Call it an occupational hazard.Imagine my surprise when, earlier today, the official Twitter Safety account boosted a tweet from its corporate sister to the North, @TwitterCanada, with the following news: “We’re testing a feature to hide replies from conversations.This experience will be available for everyone around the world, but at this time, only people in Canada can hide replies to their Tweets.”Anyone who has been on Twitter for more than 15 minutes knows that there’s no easy way to turn off responses to specific tweets when they become especially popular or controversial, effectively rendering the notifications feed useless.Yes, Twitter offers a “quality filter.” There are also ways to mute interactions across your entire account based on a variety of criteria, like say, shushing brand new accounts (which are likely to be trolls or spammers.)
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To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.While the company didn't dive into detail about regions outside of the US, third-party data hints at where Netflix may have stumbled the most during the period, including in Brazil and India, two important markets.Netflix posted one of the worst subscriber-growth misses in its history during the second quarter, losing subscribers in the US and adding just 2.7 million globally.Similar Web measures average daily active users and other activity on apps and websites, such as time spent, through a panel of hundreds of millions of Android phones and tablets globally.Similar Web has noticed a close correlation over the past two years between the daily active users it tracks and the international subscriber base that Netflix reports each quarter.Netflix hiked prices in Brazil toward the end of the first quarter, and may have felt the impact most in the second quarter.
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Volkswagen announced that it would end production of its two remaining wagons.Station wagons in the US have been the victims of a surge in SUV sales.But VW took the opportunity to look back on 53 years of wagons in the USA.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.So versatile, so beloved by car writers, and in the pre-SUV age, the favored conveyance of American families for generations.Very few remain on the market, and this week Volkswagen announced that it would end production of its Alltrack and SportWagen models in 2019.
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Did you know that Instagram allows you to send photos and videos through Direct messages that will disappear after they’ve been viewed?Our guide will show you how this works.Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS.Step 1: On your Instagram home screen, tap the paper airplane icon in the top-right corner of the screen to go to your Direct inbox.Note: You can also swipe from right to left on the home screen to go to the Direct inbox.Step 2: Tap the camera icon to the right of the thread you wish to send a disappearing photo or video within.
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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.Few things in life are as satisfying as returning home from work and sinking into your favorite video games.Whether that means taking out enemies in a Battle Royale game, crushing your rivals in FIFA, or exploring vast uncharted worlds, we could all do with a bit of escapism.While all these games are super colorful, it’s fun to have a controller with some style too.So, here’s a deal that’s sure to get your attention: The Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller’s selling for just $39.99, down from its original price of $59.99.And it’s in Magma Red!
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When Apple announced updates to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro in early July, most of the attention was paid to easy-to-spot differences: The lower price on the Air, the always-there Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro, and the Pro's entry-level jump from dual-core to quad-core processors.We already know the updates have paid off for the $1,299 MacBook Pro -- our initial testing shows a nice speed jump over the older dual-core, entry-level Pro, but what about battery life?It's an especially important question, given that Apple's laptops were once the undisputed kings of laptop battery life.These days, the competition has more than caught up, with laptops like the LG Gram and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon passing 13 hours of online streaming video time.At the same time, Apple just squeaks into our battery-life Top 15 with the current 15-inch MacBook Pro, thanks to a big body that has room for a big battery that runs for a very respectable 11.5 hours on the same test.Naturally, the first thing we did with the new MacBook Air (now $100 cheaper!)
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“We are still at an early stage in identifying how best machine learning technology can be used”The Home Office is to invest £5 million towards the development of ‘innovative technologies’ that will help police forces predict and prevent crime.The funding will be given to the West Midlands Police so they may run further test on a data analysis system that can process large volumes of data that are currently held by the force.The National Data Analytics Solution (NDAS) has already undergone one year of testing in which it was used to process data relating to individuals who have previously committed knife and gun crimes.The force believes that the system can help them identify patterns and common traits associated with these types of crimes.Home Secretary Sajid Javid commented in a release that: “I fully support the police embracing innovative new technology in the fight against crime and to protect the most vulnerable victims.
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China’s public cloud services market continued to grow at a rapid pace in 2018, according to a report released Wednesday, as tech giants like Alibaba and Tencent ramp up their cloud business to serve increasing demand from the domestic market.According to market intelligence firm IDC, China’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) public cloud market grew 86.1% year on year to $4.65 billion, accounting for nearly 13% of the global market.Demand in China has been on the rise over the past five years thanks to the internet industry’s explosive growth as well as policy support.Cloud computing has emerged as a new battleground for Chinese tech giants.Foreign service providers like Amazon and Microsoft are eyeing China’s lucrative market, but their expansion efforts have largely been restricted by local regulations.Details: The report shows that four Chinese cloud services providers—e-commerce firm Alibaba, WeChat owner Tencent, state-owned China Telecom, and software company Kingsoft Cloud—have ranked among the top 10 global IaaS providers by market share.
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The men primarily responsible for Game of Thrones won’t be attending San Diego Comic-Con after all.David Benioff and DB Weiss have pulled out of the show just two days before they were scheduled to appear in front of a crowd of thousands.When the Comic-Con schedule came out earlier this month, fans were excited and surprised to see executive producers David Benioff and DB Weiss’ names on the list of attendees for the show’s Hall H panel.Since the controversial end to the series, the showrunners have been very much off the grid, probably working on their upcoming Star Wars movies, and haven’t answered the many, many burning questions fans have about how it all ended.So, their appearance at Comic-Con was a huge point of interest as a chance for fans to finally get some of those answers, for better or for worse.The GoTSDCC panel taking place Friday, 7/19 at 5:30PM in Hall H will now consist of panelists @Maisie_Williams, @RaleighRitchie, @nikolajcw, @isaac_h_wright, @johnbradleywest, @liamcunningham1 & Conleth Hill.
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