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Sony’s 2019 releases, including the flagship Xperia 1, stand out of the crowd by being some of the first phones to come with a 21:9 display aspect ratio.The new screen feature is optimized for video content and certainly puts these phones ahead of the curve.The Spigen Liquid Crystal is a form-fitted case that offers decent protection, despite how slim it is.The buttons are covered and precise cutouts are available for accessing other ports and features.The case is also transparent, allowing you to show off the design of the phone.Precise cutouts are available for easy access to all ports, buttons, and features.
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The GoPro Max, announced on October 1 alongside the new GoPro Hero8 Black, is a streamlined 360-degree camera that also doubles as a plain single-lens action camera and a rear-facing vlogging camera.While at first glance, the GoPro Max looks like the boxy Fusion, the company’s prosumer 360 camera that launched in 2017, the Max has several changes starting with the smaller body.Despite shrinking down the camera, the Max includes a touchscreen at the rear of the camera.Besides increasing the ease-of-use, the screen also allows the rear-facing camera to be used solo for vlogging.The front camera can also be used independently as a plain action camera, or, if course, both cameras working together for a 360 view.Digital lenses — i.e., in-camera cropping — expand Max’s use as a single-lens camera, including a mode that allows for the widest lens yet on a GoPro: Max SuperView, with a 13mm lens view.
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Google is gearing to unveil the new Pixel 4 series on October 14.The company is getting ready for this year’s edition of its recurring Made by Google event.While Google’s smartphones are meant to show the industry the perfect sample of Android OS running in flagship hardware, it has become something more in the past years.Google Pixels are beasts in terms of camera, and every year they blow our minds with their quality.Things shouldn’t be different this year, and the search giant is already teasing its rivals.Pixel 4 will deliver the best camera performance, thanks to the best software implementation
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Earlier this month, Samsung re-launched the Galaxy Fold in the South Korean market.Since the original announcement, the smartphone has faced a little difficulty.Several early reviewers experienced screen damage issues with this smartphone putting the brand into an awkward position.The foldable smartphone has already made its way to the German market.It seems like the device might soon land in India.Samsung Galaxy Fold: India Launch, Price
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It’s no easy task finding love online.It’s harder still when some of the many dating service options are littered not with hot singles in your area, but with scammers, as has evidently been the case with Match.com, according to a newly filed lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission.Match (the company) owns Match.com, as well as the more memorable OKCupid and Tinder.If you, like me, are not intimately familiar with the firm’s flagship platform, apparently messages from other users would generate email notifications like the one below.Well, for one, there’s the sheer number of fake accounts apparently floating around on the 24-year-old dating site.“[A]s many as 25 to 30 percent of Match.com members who register each day are using Match.com to attempt to perpetrate scams,” according to the FTC.
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As announced yesterday, Redmi’s general manager and Xiaomi’s VP, Lu Weibing held the live broadcast where he released the Redmi K20 Pro Exclusive edition.This Exclusive Edition has three variants, 8GB+128GB, 8GB+512GB and 12+512GB.These versions sells for 2699 yuan ($380), 2999 yuan ($423), and 3199 yuan ($451) respectively.This smartphone is already on pre-order on all major platforms.Users can make a 200 yuan ($29) deposit and get discount at the final payment for the 12+512GB version.You can get it for 2999 yuan ($423).
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Petroleum fuels your morning run as much as coffee and oatmeal.The footwear industry relies on the goopy lifeblood of plastic, and running shoes in particular are dependent on the stuff.For runners to do their job—stabilize your foot, soften impact, and give enough bounce—the typical shoe ends up being constructed from almost entirely plastic and foam.From lace loops to decorative decals to stiff outer soles and cushy innards, running shoes are an intricately manufactured stew of acronyms: TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane), EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), and PET (polyethylene terephthalate).“A running shoe has to have flexibility, strength, and memory; plastic is the best and cheapest material to do that.”Kopp is a co-founder of Veja, a French shoe company that built its popularity on fair trade practices and sustainability.
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Roli har gjort spännande MIDI-keyboard ett tag nu och deras Kickstarterkampanj för Lumi var väldigt lyckad, man fick 7200 backare och in mer än 1,6 miljoner pund.Lumi är ett litet keyboard med belysning som tillsammans med en app på en iPad faktiskt kan göra magi.Det handlar om att man ska lära sig spela piano, men ha kul under tiden.Och som ni ser är André helt såld!
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Combined, the layoffs represent about 8% of the organization, with 170 people leaving the product team and 265 people leaving the engineering team.The layoffs had no effect on Eats, which is one of Uber’s top-performing products, and Freight, according to a source familiar with the situation.Meanwhile, the company is lifting the hiring freeze on the product and engineering teams that has been in effect since early August, according to the source.“Our hope with these changes is to reset and improve how we work day to day — ruthlessly prioritizing, and always holding ourselves accountable to a high bar of performance and agility,” an Uber spokesperson told TechCrunch.“While certainly painful in the moment, especially for those directly affected, we believe that this will result in a much stronger technical organization, which going forward will continue to hire some of the very best talent around the world.”Of those laid off, more than 85% are based in the U.S.; 10% are in Asia-Pacific and 5% are in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to the source.
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The Food and Drug Administration slammed e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs on Monday for marketing that suggested its product was safer than other tobacco products.The agency also had concerns about a company representative telling students that its e-cigs were "totally safe."A letter from the FDA sent to Juul on Monday says the company sold its e-cigs as "modified risk tobacco products" without receiving an order from the agency.There were also additional concerns cited over the company's marketing that focused on Native American tribes, health insurers and students."JUUL has ignored the law, and very concerningly, has made some of these statements in school to our nation's youth," said acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D."Regardless of where products like e-cigarettes fall on the continuum of tobacco product risk, the law is clear that, before marketing tobacco products for reduced risk, companies must demonstrate with scientific evidence that their specific product does in fact pose less risk or is less harmful."
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This integration means a load of forthcoming phones and gadgets using these processors will come with 5G support as standard, in theory.Huawei managed to dominate the chipsets' unveiling at IFA, announcing the Kirin 990 and 990 5G.Building in the modem improves performance, lowers power consumption, and takes less physical space.The Kirin 990 5G is a 7nm-node chip using an EUV (that's extreme ultraviolet lithography) manufacturing process, with the following specification:Two Arm Cortex-A76 cores at 2.86GHzTwo Arm Cortex-A76 at 2.36GHz
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A traumatic brain injury is often easily suspected and can be confirmed and treated if necessary following an injury using a blood analysis, but scientists are reporting that even one mild blast to the brain can cause very subtle but permanent damage as well.Urine analysis taken within one week of a mild to traumatic brain injury also can provide faster diagnosis and treatment for such injuries."We're finding that even a mild blast can cause long-term, life-changing health issues," said Riyi Shi, a professor of neuroscience and biomedical engineering in Purdue University's Department of Basic Medical Sciences.A study led by Shi reports that checking the urine within seven days following such an injury, even a mild injury with no immediately obvious symptoms, could be less invasive, faster and help reduce the risk of long-term health issues including Parkinson's disease.The research paper, titled "Acrolein-mediated Alpha-synuclein Pathology Involvement in the Early Post-injury Pathogenesis of Mild Blast-induced Parkinsonian Neurodegeneration," was published in July in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience."Most people have heard that traumatic brain injuries are linked to Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases, dating back as far as to Muhammad Ali and even earlier," Shi said.
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The Wireless Power Consortium revealed the name of its new wireless power standard for kitchen appliances: The Ki, pronounced “key.” According to the WPC, this will be the standard for “interoperable, safe wirelessly powered kitchen devices.” If you find yourself struggling to keep all of your appliances plugged in for when you need them or you’re just tired of shuffling power cords around, Ki offers a potential solution.If you’re anywhere near IFA in Berlin, you can see live demonstrations of this technology next week.Ki works a lot like wireless charging for phones.Transmitters are placed underneath the countertop, so any compatible appliances placed on top will receive up to 2.2kW of power.Induction cooktops are also compatible with this technology can provide power to kitchen appliances the same way.The Ki Cordless Kitchen standard uses an array of sensors so it will know when noncompatible items (like keys, phones, or your hand) are placed on top of the countertop and will not transmit power.
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Windows 10 May 2019 Update has been having a pretty smooth – and speedy – rollout thus far, with only relatively minor niggles, although there have been some more persistent issues remaining unsolved.But the good news is Microsoft has finally cured some of these with a new cumulative update.The main thorny problems which have been hanging around include an error that has been preventing Windows Sandbox from running in certain cases (Microsoft’s solution that lets Windows 10 Pro users run suspicious apps in a sandbox away from the rest of the system).This has been fixed with cumulative update KB4512941.And another sigh of relief can be breathed by those who were affected by compatibility issues caused by certain Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers and the May 2019 Update.This issue appeared over a month ago now, but Microsoft says it’s resolved with KB4512941 (although the safeguarding block won’t be removed until early September – so presumably next week).
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As the fitness tracker market matures, it’s gotten easier to differentiate which wearable you should get depending on your lifestyle and needs.If you want to ski the backcountry or run a faster marathon, you get a Garmin or a Suunto; if you own an iPhone, an Apple Watch.If you're on a budget, you should probably get a Fitbit.With its latest round of offerings, Fitbit is attempting to upend that customer calculation.Today, Fitbit is launching Fitbit Premium, a paid subscription service that analyzes the huge amount of data collected from its 27 million active users to dispense daily, personalized recommendations meant to optimize each user's activity, sleep, and fitness.Fitbit is also debuting the Versa 2, an updated version of the company's hugely popular smartwatch, and the Aria Air, an affordable smart scale.
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Climate experts have sounded yet another dire alarm, this time aimed straight at our stomachs.The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report, on “Climate Change and Land,” warns that meeting the challenges of our climate crisis requires urgent changes in our food systems.Days after, as if to illustrate the point, news broke that cattle ranchers and soybean farmers in Brazil were torching the Amazon rainforest, the “lungs of the world,” to clear land for more industrial-scale fields.Grim as it is, the report may be overly optimistic because it doesn’t sufficiently address the power of agribusinesses.The IPCC identifies a range of impacts on land, water, and other natural resources, and offers a set of welcome if unsurprising recommendations to both reduce the contributions of our food systems to climate change and adapt to feed a global population expected to grow to nearly 10 billion by 2050.They include: Stop draining wetlands to grow biofuels; reduce demand for beef and strengthen regulations to prevent deforestation in critical areas like the Amazon; cut food waste, which now squanders one-third of consumable food; reduce excessive fertilizer use; and improve cropping systems to turn croplands from heavy greenhouse-gas emitters to carbon sinks.
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The Wi-Fi and cellular variant of the biggest and most powerful tablet today is currently on sale on Amazon, starting at $1,000.Start your Labor Day 2019 shopping weekend by bagging this rare Apple iPad Pro deal.You can also choose the 512GB or 1TB variants and still save.Pair your new iPad with these great MacBook deals for a complete Apple atmosphere for your mobile workspace.This premium hardware is complemented by the ProMotion technology for a smooth 120Hz screen refresh rate that is perfect both for image editing and games.This 12.9-inch LTE tablet is powered by Apple’s A12X Bionic chip with eight cores and a neural engine.
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Just ahead of the 2019 NFL football season comes an update from Amazon.The company has announced that its Alexa personal assistant has received a knowledge update revolving around the popular American sport, enabling it to offer users more ‘comprehensive, in-depth’ stats related to NFL teams and players, according to the company.The personal assistant can now also offer details about college and high school football.The 2019 NFL football season officially starts on September 5.Starting today, however, Alexa users can ask the personal assistant for detailed information about league player stats and for data on individual NFL teams.Examples include things like how many games a particular player has participated in and how many games a particular team has won or lost.
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A Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked with the International Space Station successfully late on Tuesday evening, after an initial attempt to do so didn’t end up working as planned on Saturday night.This second attempt went off without a hitch, however, and the capsule is now parked at a port on the Russian Zvezda module of the ISS.In the captain’s seat of the capsule, which is designed to carry human passengers, sat Skybot F-850, a humanoid robot built by Russia’s Roscosmos space agency.The robot didn’t actually pilot the craft — it was on an automated trip with no humans aboard to take over manual control.This trip saw the Soyuz launched atop a new version of Russia’s Soyuz rocket, which it has used so far only to transfer cargo with uncrewed spacecraft.This mission was designed to test the updated rocket with a Soyuz without humans on board, in preparation of using the same model with crew on board starting next year.
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the automotive industry is changing is old news.And now another player in the industry, Sony.Teknikjätten has joined forces with Yamaha, and has developed a self-driven bussliknande thing.the Fact is similar to the Sony it mobile with wheels, and the idea of using the SC-1, Sociable Cart, that is, it is to be used for parks, golf courses, and commercial facilities.the Inspiration is partly taken from us, the Golf court is a society in which people, no matter how short the distance is, driving around in their golf carts.the Car has room for five, and pick it up in no more than mild to 19 km/h).
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President Trump announced Friday on Twitter that tariffs on Chinese imports will increase 5 percentage points in a tit-for-tat response to China’s own plans to place new duties on U.S. goods.About $250 billion of goods produced by China and imported into the U.S. already have a 25% tariff.This newest increase will push tariffs to 30% beginning October 1, 2019.Trump also increased “List 4” tariffs from 10% to 15%.The List 4 tariff, which affects the remaining $300 billion of Chinese imports, will go into effect September 1 and December 15.Starting on October 1st, the 250 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, currently being taxed at 25%, will be taxed at 30%…
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Centralized air conditioning could be expensive, window air conditioners can be a hassle, and so a portable air conditioner could probably be your best bet.Not only does it provide powerful cooling on a hot summer day, but you can also bank on it as a dehumidifier to reduce up to 66 pints of moisture a day, thereby making your home less hospitable to allergens such as dust, pet dander, and other impurities in the air.Designed with the utmost convenience in mind, you can forget the heavy lifting and simply roll with the Honeywell MN12CES from one room to the next and set up.This shouldn’t prove to be difficult as it makes for easy installation and maintenance.The window kit provided is applicable to any window orientation while its “set it and forget it” design allows you to control your room’s climate with a Smart Digital Thermostat system and a fully functional remote.Equipped with a self-evaporation system translates to a bucketless operation.
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YouTube discontinued its private messaging feature in July 2018, but there are still ways to message someone on YouTube if you want to stay in touch.Business inquiry emails are a solid way around this issue, and provide another way to connect creators and viewers on YouTube.Here's what you need to know about messaging someone through business inquiry emails on YouTube.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.YouTube may have taken away the private messaging feature in 2018, but you can still enable messaging, of sorts, by setting up business inquiry emails on your channel (or taking advantage of those on someone else's channel.)Just keep in mind that these are only visible on the desktop version of YouTube.
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Here's a thought experiment: Imagine for a moment that a hardheaded social scientist from, say, 1974 is plucked out of time and dropped here, in the midst of the internet age.I'm asking what would shake their sense of how the world works.Our technologies of instant communication would be impressive, yes, but they'd at least make sense as the culmination of a trend that began with the telegraph.Even some of the most bizarre facts of online life chime with what's come before: Anyone familiar with the ancient Egyptian fixation on felines (cat mummies, cat statues, cat pictographs) and the mid-century American obsession with TV would at least have some pretext to accept that one of the largest conglomerates on the planet is the owner of a massive video site with millions of cat clips.My guess is that the real surprise for our visitor would be the vast open source projects, relying mainly on volunteer labor, that underpin the internet.As a social scientist myself, I can say that convincing a colleague from the past that Wikipedia and Linux actually work the way they do would be a pretty huge lift.
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A new guideline for the future development of the Shenzhen Special Economic zone includes the research and promotion of virtual money and the country’s digital fiat currency, according to a report (in Chinese) from state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) on Sunday.The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, China’s cabinet, released the guideline.Why it matters: The guideline shows just how important a digital fiat currency is for China.Shenzhen, traditionally known for hardware manufacturing, is becoming key to helping China better implement its Greater Bay Area strategy.China’s digital currency/electronic payment system (DC/EP) aims to eventually replace the yuan and is expected to aid the internationalization of its currency.“We will support digital currency research as well as mobile payments and other innovative applications in Shenzhen.
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McLaren has revealed its newest supercar, a seductive new roadster that will join the British automaker’s Ultimate Series in 2020.Making its debut – in teasing preview form, at least – at Pebble Beach in Monterey, CA today, the new McLaren is yet to be officially named, but we’re too busy marveling at the design to be worried about that.It’s a two-seater, open cockpit roadster, which McLaren says will bring back the pure feeling of roofless driving.The car company has convertibles in its line-up already, of course – most recently including the 600LT Spider and 720S Spider – but none promise quite the access to the open air that this new roadster does.That’s because not only does it lack a roof, but a windshield too.The rest of the cockpit is open and exposed.
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Huawei employees allegedly engaged in espionage activities at the request of the governments of Uganda and Zambia.They wanted to monitor the communications of political opponents, which they could not do themselves by their own means.The executives of the company in China, however, have not been made aware of these actions.Another case that will degrade the image of the company and that will give grain to grind to Donald Trump and his administration.According to a Wall Street Journal survey, Huawei employees were intercepting messages on behalf of two governments, those of Uganda and Zambia, for the purpose of spy on political opponents.Huawei: employees have deciphered messages for two governments
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Thirty-two states permit various kinds of online voting – such as via email – for some subset of voters.The issues around online voting include server penetration attacks, client-device malware, denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and other disruptions, all associated with infecting voters' computers with malware or infecting the computers in the elections office that handle and count ballots.They deserve any help the government can give them to participate in democracy equally with all other citizens," Epstein wrote.It also assumes you want all the votes to be perennially public, because if someone finds a way to hack into the blockchain, everyone's vote becomes public.What we don't know about internet votingIn a research paper written by computer scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the University of South Carolina, along with election oversight groups, internet voting startup Voatz was called out for not releasing any "detailed technical description" of its technology.
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As of Monday, 8chan was down due to a complete disconnection of its host Epik's services from the netblock it leased from its upstream provider, Voxility.The disconnection took notorious white nationalist site The Daily Stormer—and any other Epik customers hosted at Voxility—down with it.Today, 8chan and The Daily Stormer are both back up.The Daily Stormer is up on its original Epik/Voxility netblock, while 8chan has popped up on a netblock owned by Reno, Nevada-based N.T.We first discovered that 8chan was back online after testing its deep Web site, using the Tor browser.The site appeared to be offline entirely, and there's little in the way of diagnostic tools available for the Tor network—but after leaving a window open and unresponsive for over 12 minutes, the site loaded.
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