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Join our next webinar and learn how you can make the most of Google Data Studio to get advanced SEO insights and generate better reports.The post Get Better Reporting from SEMrush Data Studio Connector [Webinar] via @lorenbaker appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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"Amazon is well positioned from a capacity standpoint heading into the holiday season, following a successful test over Prime Day," Amazon said.
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Here's everything you need to know about the Atari VCS system, a retro gaming console with modern features.
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The term rogue planet is applied to planets that do not orbit a star. These planets fly unaccompanied through the galaxy, and astronomers have announced that they have spotted the smallest rogue planet candidate yet. The belief that the planet could be smaller than the Earth, with a mass somewhere between that of our world and Mars. If the rogue … Continue reading
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One of the things that caught my eye at Nvidia’s flagship event, the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), was Maxine, a platform that leverages artificial intelligence to improve the quality and experience of video-conferencing applications in real-time. Maxine used deep learning for resolution improvement, background noise reduction, video compression, face alignment, and real-time translation and transcription. In this post, which marks the first installation of our “deconstructing artificial intelligence” series, we will take a look at how some of these features work and how they tie-in with AI research done at Nvidia. We’ll also explore the pending issues and the possible… This story continues at The Next Web
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Huawei just recently announced its Mate 40 series and, perhaps to no one’s surprise, it was already rated with high scores on DxOMark’s photography and new display benchmarks. While its new flagships may be able to keep the company afloat for a while, there is still a lot of doubt whether it can survive for long if it can’t get … Continue reading
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McDonald's restaurants look drastically different now to how they did in 1953, and the same can be said of other chains.
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You'll initially need to be a T-Mobile or Sprint customer to use the services, though.
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(Critical Path Institute (C-Path)) Arizona-based Critical Path Institute is pleased to announce it has been awarded a multi-year grant by the FDA to advance standards and methodologies designed to generate real-world evidence from real-world data through a neonatal pilot project through the International Neonatal Consortium.
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The company's seed round was led by Redpoint Ventures and joined by Kimbal Musk, The Chainsmokers, Tinder cofounder Sean Rad, and others.
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Computational storage is rapidly evolving and creating value across the IoT, ML, edge computing and more.
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You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening.Just say no. From Nancy Reagan’s famous war-on-drugs slogan (I’m old enough to remember the Grange Hill single) to Margaret Thatcher’s refusal to bail out manufacturing industry, saying ‘no’ was all the rage in the 1980s.By contrast, Boris Johnson has often seemed like the man who likes to say ‘Yes’. His love of being loved (politically and personally) is well documented, and his modus operandi is to give the impression that he hates disappointing anyone. Allies say his reluctance to sack people stems in part from him being uncomfortable with difficult conversations (though that doesn’t seem to be the explanation for Dominic Cummings and Gavin Williamson being retained).And early in the Covid pandemic, Johnson said ‘yes’ to plenty of demands that came his way. On the TUC’s furlough plan to pay 80% of the wages of workers, Sage’s advice on swift lockdowns, campaigners’ calls to ditch an NHS staff visa charge, parents’ demands to ditch A-level algorithms, the PM was acquiescent. He let borrowing rip to fund the billions needed to keep the country going.When Marcus Rashford caught the public’s imagination in the summer to demand the extension of free school meals to cover the summer holidays, Johnson again (after some pushing) said ‘Yes’. The financial cost was relatively tiny, the political cost relatively big and the PM made a calculation that taking action was worth it.Today, he said ‘No’. Despite all the arguments used by him and ministers today about alternative means of support for poor children, the fact is that the decision to extend meals through the summer holidays is not materially different from the decision to extend them through the winter holidays. He felt emergency help for deprived families was needed then, but he clearly thinks it’s not needed now.Part of this may be what hard-nosed charity staff used to call “compassion fatigue”. But it feels more like it’s spending fatigue, egged on by a Treasury which is rediscovering its own historic reputation of being the one part of government that likes to say ‘No’. The decision to end furlough arbitrarily at the end of this month was the early evidence of that change of heart.More broadly, No.10 appears of late to be simply trying to reassert its authority to call the shots whenever demands are sent its way. That sense of wanting to draw a line in the sand is part of the reason for Johnson’s patience snapping with Andy Burnham this week. “There comes a point when enough is enough,” said one ally of the PM.On both free school meals and on Greater Manchester’s business support, the sums involved are tiny compared to the billions already spent in tackling the virus. Yet it seems as if on both issues the PM just wanted to, to coin a phrase, take back control of the narrative.And most Tory MPs welcome the switch from ad hoc bailouts to what they see as a more sustainable approach. Saying no is seen by many of them as the same thing as their core political belief in personal reliance and responsibility. The real difficulty is the resurgent spread of the virus. A new emphasis on fiscal efficiency may well be appropriate once the pandemic is past its worst, but as we head into a worrying second wave this winter (today’s huge jump in Covid cases was dramatic) it seems too soon to shift away from emergency measures.On Thursday, Rishi Sunak is set to make yet another amendment to his Winter Economic Plan, with some expecting him to finally give more support to firms forced into Tier 2 restrictions. At present they are in the limbo of not being ordered to close but not being able to make much money either. With the furlough scheme’s end now looking premature, any new help will be desperately needed.The problem, as ever with this prime minister, is one of consistency. On Brexit, having sounded a Thatcherite ‘no, no, no’ to Brussels last week, today the talks are back on and we could see a ‘yes, yes, yes’ trade deal that smuggles UK concessions under the bravado of brinkmanship.On spending on the pandemic, the PM may yet prove similarly unpredictable. While the PM says ‘No’ to cash for more free school meals, he simultaneously says ‘Yes’ to cash for continued private sector roles in test-and-trace.“Winging it” has served Johnson well throughout his political career and he may not yet be ready to give it up. The fact is that he may now be more ready to say ‘No’ than ever before - but he’s still capable of saying ‘Yes’.The PM joked yesterday to businesses about spinning the roulette wheel and taking bets. Whether you’re a child on free school meals or a pub worker in Manchester or a lorry firm worried about a no-deal Brexit, it’s not clear from day to day whether you’ll end up in the red or the black.Related... Tory MPs Vote Down Marcus Rashford's Free School Meals Plan Angela Rayner Apologises For Calling Tory MP 'Scum' In Commons Government Suffers Fourth Defeat On Post-Brexit Child Refugees' Rights – But Still Won't Budge
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Facebook Monday introduced new ways for people to find content on its Facebook Watch long-form video destination. Users in the U.S. can now follow topics, in addition to the previously available options of following pages and profiles. Product manager Sherif Kassatly said in a Newsroom post that there are hundreds of topics people can find...
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To mark the launch of our new manifesto – setting out The Drum’s editorial mission to help readers solve their problems – we’re christening today Solutions Day on thedrum.com. And to set the tone, over the course of 24 hours our team of worldwide journalists will be spotlighting 24 recent examples of times when our industry demonstrated its remarkable talent for solving problems. Problem: Brands are increasingly bringing creative services in-house. Solution: Agencies must support a pivot towards internal talent with their own specialisms, the power of an outsider’s perspective and allure of the ‘big idea’. As in-housing gains momentum, challenges and opportunities are emerging for external agencies. We explore what they are and how agencies can make the most of this shift: The benefits of an in-house team: an intimate knowledge of the brand, faster output, more control and less cost – especially when it comes to production. The benefits of an external team: an outsider perspective rooted in culture, as well as skillsets that are often too expensive for a brand to build from scratch. And then, there’s the holy grail: ’the big idea’. Key elements for agency success include: being passionate about the brand, egoless, pushing the in-house agency to achieve excellence. Additionally, work to create smaller teams on both sides to avoid politics and don’t be afraid to swim out of your lane if you’ve got a great idea. “We are looking for really deep collaboration,” says Zachary Sheffield, Sheetz’s creative manager, who runs the company’s in-house agency. “We want an agency that challenges our assumptions, our points of view and comes to us with big strategy.” Read more Problem Solved articles in our Solutions Day hub.
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Can the Heat force a Game 7 or will the Lakers win their 17th NBA title? Find out tonight.
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It's Do Not Track II: The Wrath of Ashkan and Sebastian... Caaaaaaaan't you stop stalking us around the internet A coalition of technology companies, publishers, academics and advocacy groups this week proposed a web specification to allow internet users to declare whether they agree to have their personal data shared or sold.…
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Fall Guys' second season, the first seasonal update since the game launched, has hit. Does it go far enough to keep the game fresh, or is it a tepid addition?
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An easy and effective way to grind your own beans at home.
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Boom Supersonic has taken a big step toward putting a Concorde-like supersonic passenger plane into commercial service with the unveiling of a prototype.
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