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What’s different about these bits of information from the normal day-to-day leak is their relative un-interesting nature.The tipped iPhone changes don’t seem very far-fetched, and not particularly world-shaking in the grand scheme of things – which makes them all the more likely to come to pass.Over the next several years, here’s how Apple’s next few iPhone lineups will likely look.That’s notoriously accurate mostly-Apple-based analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, take note.Additional information was provided by China Times and a Credit Suisse Securities Technology Industry Analyst by the name of Su Houhe.In the year 2019 we’ll likely see another LCD model and at least two AMOLED displays with notches and bezels that are largely the same as previous models, with new technology mainly on the backsides – in the camera arrays.
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As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward.The new fibers were developed by MIT postdoc Mehmet Kanik and MIT graduate student Sirma Örgüç, working with professors Polina Anikeeva, Yoel Fink, Anantha Chandrakasan, and C. Cem Ta?an, and five others, using a fiber-drawing technique to combine two dissimilar polymers into a single strand of fiber.As soon as Kanik picked up the coiled fiber for the first time, the warmth of his hand alone caused the fiber to curl up more tightly.Following up on that observation, he found that even a small increase in temperature could make the coil tighten up, producing a surprisingly strong pulling force.Then, as soon as the temperature went back down, the fiber returned to its original length.In later testing, the team showed that this process of contracting and expanding could be repeated 10,000 times "and it was still going strong," Anikeeva says.
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When it comes to social media and the workplace, platforms like Facebook and Twitter are typically viewed as distractions, rather than assets.While companies certainly need to enforce set guidelines for personal social media use in the workplace, business-oriented usage can ultimately help business owners get better results from their team — here’s how.Facebook Workplace, Slack, and Basecamp are just a few of the networks designed to help employees communicate and collaborate on work-related projects.Social media messaging, on the other hand, provides an interface that many users are more comfortable with, allowing for faster and more efficient communication.In fact, a study from McKinsey found that the use of social platforms could increase workplace productivity by an average of 20 to 25 percent by reducing time spent reading and answering emails and gathering project information.Similarly, a Facebook Workplace case study for Volkswagen Group Ireland noted that substituting emails with social media communications improved efficiency by replacing large distribution lists and ensuring that messages were only sent to targeted, relevant groups.
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Event will kick off just as Teams overtakes Slack in daily active usersInspire Microsoft's ironically named Inspire conference kicks off next week in Las Vegas, with the Windows giant hoping to persuade wounded channel middlemen that there remains reasons to be cheerful.Hoping to distract those resellers from the bite Redmond has just taken from their collective bottom line by ending free licences, Microsoft will attempt to turn despairing to, er, inspiring.There's no I in Teams, but there's certainly gold in thereOne success story for Microsoft has been its Slack-for-suits collaboration platform, Teams.With more than 13 million people now using Teams on daily basis and over 19 million logging in weekly, the platform appears to have overtaken rival Slack, depending on how you measure the figures.
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Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have upgraded their compact atomic gyroscope to enable multitasking measurement capabilities and measure its performance, important steps toward practical applications.Described in a new paper, the quantum gyroscope design and evaluation processes were led by three women -- a highly unusual situation in physics and a source of pride for project leader Elizabeth Donley at NIST.Postdoctoral researchers Yun-Jhih Chen and Azure Hansen totally rebuilt the apparatus over the past couple of years."Other gyroscopes, including the classical ones currently used in phones and planes, can measure only one axis of rotation.The apparatus was upgraded to boost the signal strength and data acquisition speed to enable competitive sensitivity measurements.Researchers also added a pattern recognition algorithm derived from machine learning to automatically extract information from images of the atoms.
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Four Maryland students charged with hate crimes for plastering their school in racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic words and imagery just days before their high school graduation last year were identified by school administrators because their phones had automatically connected to the campus’ wifi network, according to reports.As part of its series exploring hate crimes, the Washington Post on Tuesday published a feature on the vandalism, evidently intended to be a senior prank, that included details specific to how the four Glenelg High School students – Joshua Shaffer, Seth Taylor, Matthew Lipp, and Tyler Curtiss – were caught.In order to connect to the school’s wifi network, students must log in from their phones with unique IDs that continue thereafter to “automatically connect whenever they are on campus,” according to the Post.The Howard County Times previously reported that wifi had a hand in helping identify the involved students.Despite masking their faces with t-shirts to shield themselves from security cameras, the four teens were automatically registered as being on campus at 11:35pm on May 23, 2018, the night the crimes occurred.Surveillance footage captured the four using spray paint to graffiti penises, swastikas, racist and homophobic slurs, and other images across the school’s property.
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Even though your nan's on Facebook now posting "minions" memes, it's still the internet.And it seems the antisocial network, despite its normcore outward appearance, is no less immune to stomach-churning tomfoolery than 4chan.So what dorky day trip have those wacky kids dreamed up now?Fatalities could be involved because their gaze has fallen on the United States' infamous top-secret military base, Area 51 in Nevada."If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets.This is a "Naruto run", in case you were wondering, mainly the territory of anime fans who've not been outdoors for a spell.
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"All matter consists of positively charged atomic nuclei and negatively charged electrons," explains Professor Dr.-Ing.Rolf Findeisen from the Institute of Automation Technology at the University of Magdeburg.Using conventional methods, until now it has been barely possible to measure these very weak fields, which are responsible for many of the characteristics and functionalities of materials."With the newly developed Scanning Quantum Dot Microscopy, a single molecule, known as a quantum dot, is mounted on the tip of the needle of a scanning force microscope.Together with his doctoral student, Michael Maiworm, Professor Rolf Findeisen developed a controller for the innovative microscope method - an algorithm that controls the scanning process.This makes the accurate, but until now extremely long-winded measurement of potentials at molecular resolution possible in just a few minutes.
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Allbirds, one of the most popular online shoe companies right now, has released its best-selling sneakers in new throwback and limited-edition colors.Though the startup sells a simple selection of silhouettes and styles, it keeps its loyal customers engaged and draws in new ones with periodic color updates.This limited-edition collection introducing bright and neutral colors alike is no exception to the strategy.You can check out some of the Throwback Birds below, which include a light pink "Tuke Dusk" and soft green "Tuke Sage."New and limited-edition colors often sell out, so if you want a style in your size, you should act quickly.Ever the expert at generating renewed interest in its already-popular footwear, online shoe startup Allbirds released a new collection of Throwback Birds today.
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Nike’s strong digital presence and tech advancements, like their smart shoe released last year, proves that they’re at the forefront of tech.As Michael Martin, Global Head of Digital Products said on the TNW Conference main stage last month, “Nike is now a technology company — full stop.”During his keynote in Amsterdam, Martin unveiled Nike Fit — a digital foot measuring tool to ensure that you’re buying the right sized shoe.According to Martin, wearing the correct fit can improve athletic performance and comfort.With an estimated 60 percent of the population wearing the wrong size, Martin says that it’s an age-old problem — with no solution until now.Using computer vision, data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, shoppers can scan their feet on their phone with the Nike app.
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Jim Allison won the Nobel Prize last year for transforming the way that cancer is treated, along with Tasuku Honjo, a scientist at Kyoto University.Instead, he wanted to better understand how a part of the human immune system worked in the body.His advice for young scientists is: "work on what really interests you, and you care about.Don't worry if it has any impact on cancer, at least not when you're working on it."For Jim Allison, cancer has always been at the back of his mind.He'd lost many family members to the disease, including his mother when he was young, and is himself a cancer survivor.
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A serving Metropolitan police officer who illegally accessed a police database to monitor a criminal investigation into his own conduct has pleaded guilty to crimes under the Computer Misuse Act.Sergeant Okechukwu Efobi, of Byron Road, Wealdstone, Harrow, was ordered to complete 150 hours of community service and pay a total of £540, comprising a £90 victim surcharge tax and £450 of prosecution costs.Efobi, who remains employed by the Met and is currently on restricted duty, had been accessing a police database to view details of suspects in an ongoing criminal investigation.Between November 2017 and October 2018, at the force's high security Empress State Building HQ in southwest London, Efobi trawled the unidentified database, sending himself documents from it and viewing details of other suspects in criminal investigations.He pleaded guilty to three charges under sections 1(1) and (3) of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 last week at Westminster Magistrates' Court.An internal misconduct review into Efobi's actions is currently under way, the Met told The Register.
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With over 551 million real world passwords exposed in data breaches and the growing ease with which they can be brute-forced, dumping the password makes a lot of sense…Microsoft says enterprises can now roll out the use of security keys at scale, as it launches a public preview of FIDO2 security key support in Azure Active Directory (AD).The move is a major step towards a passwordless enterprise environment.(Azure AD is Microsoft’s identity and access management platform).Security keys are available in a range of form factors, but commonly come as small USB key fob that creates a public and private key when registered.The private key can only be unlocked using a local gesture such as a biometric or PIN.
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The holiest of retail holidays is almost upon us, and Amazon is gearing up for Prime Day 2019 with its Prime Day concert, and you can watch it right now.The concert went live in the early hours of this morning for those of us here in the UK, and it's for Amazon Prime customers only, but given that you can sign up for a 30-day free trial at almost any time, that shouldn't pose as too much of an obstacle for you.Worst case scenario, you'll shell out one month's membership to watch it if you're that thirsty for a bit of headliner Taylor Swift.She's joined by a list of other chart-topping artists, including Dua Lipa, SZA, and Becky G, all hosted by Jane Lynch.It's available to watch for a limited time only, and if you missed the live show because you were in bed sleeping like a normal person, the on-demand version will "include select songs from each performance," and comes in at around two and a half hours.The rating is sitting at three our of five stars and the reviews are just as entertaining to pore through as the show itself, so make of that what you will.
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AI can do a lot of things — it fuels our voice assistants, understands pizza, and might even steal our jobs!And you know what else it can do?Ruin my childhood, and possibly my subconscious.This was the realization I came to this morning when this was shared in our team Slack channel:today's nightmare fuel: AI generated Garfield panels StyleGAN pic.twitter.com/KSA3KhjUHl— Daniel Hanley (@calamardh) July 9, 2019
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Which means we're nearly thereThe Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has released guidelines for engineers who will have to implement Wi-Fi 6, meaning the advent of the 802.11ax standard is truly upon us – despite the fact it is not expected to be officially ratified until late 2019.Wi-Fi 6 involves different propagation and coverage density characteristics than its predecessor, and offers better support for mesh networks, which means IT departments will have to adapt their deployment strategies.The 40-page document, which can be downloaded here (registration required), outlines recommendations on band steering (i.e.automatic switching to a less congested band, channel, or AP), the use of MU-MIMO (multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output) technology, adjusting the number of APs in high-density deployments, and minimising RF interference.The document describes several potential use cases, including Wi-Fi in public venues, stadiums, residential and multi-dwelling units, as well as recommendations for the Internet of Things (IoT) and enterprise WLANs.
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At the same time, large companies around the world are scrambling to become part of the bustling startup culture to compete against, invest in or partner with promising entrepreneurs.So, what hope do large, slow, complicated organizations have against the world’s Google’s, Facebook’s, Uber’s or whoever’s next?The answer lies in the rise of innovation centers and the ability to think and act like the very startups that represent accelerated progress or even disruption.In 2015, I partnered with CapGemini’s Jerome Buvat to publish the industry’s first global corporate innovation study, “The Innovation Game: Why & How Businesses are Investing in Innovation Centers.”We then followed it up with an update to that report, “The Rise of Innovation Empires,” which documented the evolution and expansion of innovation centers around the world.New Hubs of Innovation Centers have Emerged Across the World
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Some of these even manage to get into Google Play Store, much to the platform maker’s shame.This new strain of virus at least doesn’t come from Android’s canonical app store but its effects are no less destructive.In fact, it can manage to replace apps you did install from Google Play Store with infected duplicates, which is why its discoverers have dubbed it “Agent Smith”.The malware is both fascinating and frightening at the same time because of this.Security researchers from Check Point have identified that the malware works in three stages.The first involves checking if the phone has installed apps that are on its “hit list” while the second stage in actually installs the malware without user intervention, much less knowledge.
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Fifty years after Armstrong and Aldrin first landed on the moon, a historic new moon landing mission is readying for launch.After several delays, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is set to launch the Chandrayaan-2 mission this Sunday with plans to become the first nation to land at the lunar south pole.It won't feature humans, but Chandrayaan-2 is carrying three lunar exploration robots able to survey the moon from both the surface and the sky.The payload of Chandrayaan-2 consists of a lunar orbiter, a lunar lander and a lunar rover, and will be launched atop the ISRO-developed GSLV Mk-III rocket.That rocket is about half as powerful as the SpaceX Falcon 9 and will put Chandrayaan-2 into what is known as an "Earth parking orbit" before the module uses its own power to extend its orbit and eventually position itself for a lunar rendezvous.ISRO are yet to provide information on whether the launch will be livestreamed or not, so check back here in the coming days.
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It’ll be less than a month before Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 10 but, thanks to the Internet, there’s almost very little to be excited about it.Leaks have pretty much given us a complete picture of the two phablets, leaving just the confirmation and availability details as the only question marks.Now it seems that Samsung fans are turning their attention to a different unreleased device and, to be fair, there is more than one reason to be interested in the Galaxy Tab S6.Given the rise of the iPad Pro and Google’s withdrawal from the tablet market, any high-end Android tablet is always good news for the platform’s fans.It will definitely be high-end considering it will be running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip after the Galaxy Tab S4’s disappointing Snapdragon 835.The leaked specs also mention 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 and 256 GB storage options.
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