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FedEx has reportedly taken another step to break away from Amazon.The international shipper will stop providing ground deliveries for the online retail giant.This comes after it stopped providing air express shipping back in June.FedEx will not renew its ground deliveries contract with Amazon at the end of the month, according to a report from Bloomberg on Wednesday.The company will still provide international deliveries for the retailer."This change is consistent with our strategy to focus on the broader e-commerce market," FedEx said in a statement Wednesday.
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It’s hard enough to remember what you had for dinner two nights ago, let alone the countless number of passwords you own.This is especially true for sites that demand your password to be impossibly complex and constantly changing.You could jot your login info on a notepad, but there’s a better way.RememBear is a password manager that generates, stores, and manages all your passwords securely for only $20 per year.When it comes to anything related to passwords, security is king.RememBear protects your information via its AES256 encryption and is secured end-to-end.
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Salesforce is the world’s leading customer relationship management tool.It allows a business to be run from a smartphone, and specialists in this software can command very lucrative salaries indeed.If you want to become a guru, all you need is the Salesforce Certification Training Bundle.Not only does it train you to be a Salesforce wizard, but it also gets you fully prepped for the certification exams.Salesforce is a cloud-based business platform.Any employee can interact with customers directly from their device.
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The Raspberry Pi has become one of the most popular tools for hobbyists and engineers alike.You can learn how to master it today with the Complete Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle.The Raspberry Pi is a little computer that you can plug into a keyboard to perform all sorts of tasks, from building electronics to playing games.You don’t need to be a tech whiz to enjoy dabbling with these things.The 10 hours of training in this beginner-friendly learning kit take you through some fascinating and useful concepts, demonstrating the versatility of this nifty piece of tech.Through four courses, you’ll learn by completing hands-on projects.
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If you enjoy the show, please rate it or post a review.And… that’s a wrap of the week ending Aug. 2, 2019This week I’m thinking about how we (and our corporate websites) are simply extensions of all the things we own.Finally, I share a must-have content checklist to help you create quality content reliably and repeatedly.Is it simply the place where everyone puts their content things (while they go out and create more things)?Listen to our conversation to find out how winning a local election almost ruined his life, how he bounced back, and what he learned about making content “unskippable” (hint: It has nothing to do with the alleged attention span of goldfish).
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The Toyota 4Runner is one of the oldest new cars you can buy today.Still, we have a soft spot for the rugged charm of Toyota's go-anywhere midsize SUV, and happily, the 4Runner receives a number of tech and safety upgrades for the 2020 model year.But depending on trim level, those new features don't come cheap.According to pricing documents uncovered by CarsDirect this week, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner will have a base MSRP of $37,140, including destination.That only represents an increase of $735 compared to a base 2019 4Runner, but things get a lot more expensive from there.The 4Runner SR5 Premium will reportedly come in at $40,355, which is $2,100 more than before.
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LAWRENCE -- A University of Kansas aerospace engineer has earned the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for young faculty to design, build and fly a radar suite and integrate it on a helicopter-based unmanned aerial system (UAS) to gather data on some of the world's most critical glaciers.Emily Arnold, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, will use her five-year, $609,000 NSF CAREER grant to incorporate radar and antenna into a UAS helicopter, then fly the vehicle over two precarious ice sheets in Greenland to better measure bed topography and crevasse size -- metrics proven hard to obtain otherwise.We're going to use these and the platform to fly over what are known as outlet glaciers.They're highly crevassed, which makes it more difficult for us to detect the bed or anything else we're trying to measure."Arnold and collaborators, including a KU graduate student, will travel in 2021 to Greenland's Helheim Glacier, where they'll share logistic resources with fellow KU researchers Leigh Stearns, associate professor of geology; Carl Leuschen, associate professor of electrical engineering & computer science, and Shawn Keshmiri, associate professor of aerospace engineering -- all of whom are working on Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets projects related to measuring ice sheets.It's hard to even get an antenna to operate from a large manned aircraft at the frequencies that we're looking at, which is about 30 megahertz.
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Scientists from Northwestern University and Caltech have produced electricity by simply flowing water over extremely thin layers of inexpensive metals, including iron, that have oxidized.These films represent an entirely new way of generating electricity and could be used to develop new forms of sustainable power production.Current is generated when pulses of rainwater and ocean water alternate and move across the nanolayers."It's the oxide layer over the nanometal that really makes this device go," said Franz M. Geiger, the Dow Professor of Chemistry in Northwestern's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.Given how transparent the films are, it's exciting to think about coupling the metal nanolayers to a solar cell or coating the outside of building windows with metal nanolayers to obtain energy when it rains."The study, titled "Energy Conversion via Metal Nanolayers," was published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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President Trump retweeted a Twitter account with a history of pushing conspiracy theories on Tuesday.The retweeted post said Democrats are "the true enemies of America."Twitter later suspended the account in question, and a source familiar with the matter told the Daily Beast it had been suspended for violating rules about operating multiple accounts to "artificially amplify or disrupt conversations."President Trump on Tuesday retweeted a tweet from an account rife with conspiracy theory.The account, the name of which was "Lynn Thomas" and whose handle was "@LYNNTHO06607841" tweeted a meme calling Democrats the "the true enemies of America."Vox reporter Aaron Rupar screenshotted the President's retweet.
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Wyze has expanded its smart home portfolio with the launch of Wyze Plug, a new product that is exactly what it sounds like: a smart plug that connects to one’s wireless network, enabling anyone to control the device plugged into the plug using voice commands.The new plug is a surprise launch joining the recently released Wyze Bulb and the relatively new Wyze Sense kit.The Wyze Plug is a simple outlet adapter that sits sandwiched between the outlet itself and the connector for whatever device the user connects to the plug.Once setup and connected to the local wireless network, users can control the plug using Google Assistant and Alexa, eliminating the need to get up and manually press a power button or flip a switch.The biggest convenience with the Wyze Plug is its ability to automate lights that aren’t natively connected to WiFi.As with the Wyze Bulb, the Wyze Plug can be controlled from the company’s mobile app and set to Vacation Mode to simulate the presence of someone in the home.
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Available since 2017, YouTube TV has quickly become a strong competitor to the likes of Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and Hulu.There’s plenty to like about YouTube TV: unlimited cloud DVR, three simultaneous video streams, allowing up to six people on one account, and all the YouTube TV channels you automatically have access to when you sign up.There are over 80 available channels, not including the nine optional network add-ons.That’s a healthy number of channels for those looking to cut the cord and not miss out on much.Also read: All the YouTube services, including YouTube Music, YouTube Premium, and YouTube TVWhether you’re on the fence or you’ve decided to give the service a try, here are all the available YouTube TV channels.
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A slew of Chinese firms that run popular smartphone apps have found themselves in hot water after regulators found that they had not sufficiently protected their users’ data.Why it matters: The investigation is the latest in a series of crackdowns by Chinese regulators, aimed at stemming the overcollection of personal data as people become more aware of the danger of breaches.Some of the apps provide financial services, making the nature of the data even more sensitive.Given the size of the country’s internet population, there is a wealth of information that can be exploited by data thieves.In addition, personal information often comes cheap.Details: The apps had access to excessive amounts of user data, the regulators said.
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Bossert wanted, he said, to introduce policies that would let the US government "get our hands around the necks" of the enemy hackers who cost the US billions of dollars every year.After a year largely out of public view, Bossert today revealed his role as cofounder of a startup called Trinity, along with CEO Steve Ryan, a former deputy director of the NSA's Threat Operations Center, and Marie "Neill" Sciarrone, a former BAE exec who served as a cybersecurity advisor to George W. Bush.It will, essentially, place itself between the company's network and the hackers targeting it, monitoring all incoming and outgoing traffic for signs of foul play.Hacking Hacks, Not Hacking BackTrinity's tricks, the founders claim, include meddling with the authentication between a hacker's command-and-control server and his or her malware, so that the malicious code mysteriously breaks.They can swap the data a hacker steals on its way out of the network, so that it appears valid but can't be read or executed.
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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.YouTube's removing content has had "virtually no impact" on YouTube revenues, she said.Recent reports have suggested that YouTube's dominance in internet video is eroding, but Google leadership quashed those claims during parent company Alphabet's second-quarter earnings on Thursday.The company stuck to its convention and didn't break out YouTube's revenues separately, but said that regulatory and advertiser scrutiny had not affected YouTube's earnings.She said the video giant was the second largest driver of revenue growth across Alphabet.Alphabet exceeded analyst expectations, reporting total revenues of $38.9 billion, up 19% year-on-year, driven by mobile search, YouTube and Cloud.
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Homeowners who rely on private wells as their drinking water source can be vulnerable to bacteria, nitrates, and other contaminants that have known human health risks.Ingredients in personal care items, over-the-counter and prescription medicines, and even food and drink products are introduced into domestic wastewater streams and can persist through treatment technologies."This causes trace-levels of these chemicals to be found in the environment," says Heather Gall."Recently developed analytical technologies are now advanced enough for us to detect these compounds in water at increasingly low levels."Gall is an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University who studies contaminants of emerging concern in surface and groundwater.The soil, roots, and soil microbes biodegrade pollutants in the water before it gets back into groundwater.
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These early versions have come up subpar due to a number of shortcomings, which we’ll go over here.While AI and natural language processing (NLP) continue to rapidly progress, most systems require training to detect specific keywords from user input and trigger an associated action.They tend to forget what the user previously mentioned and don’t apply a filter to the rest of the exchange, so they end up asking the same question repeatedly.Many companies implemented a conversational UI because it was a hot trend but neglected to build the necessary backend plumbing.Without this connectivity, customers encounter a shallow, disjointed user experience.When the digital assistant cannot understand a user’s question, a seamless and quick transfer to a real person is the ideal scenario — preventing an annoying experience.
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A new tropical depression formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, far enough away from the coast so that no coastal warnings are needed.Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite shows that Tropical Depression 5E's strongest storms were southwest of its center of circulation because of outside winds.NASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to analyze the strength of storms and found the bulk of them in the southern quadrant.Infrared data provides temperature information, and the strongest thunderstorms that reach high into the atmosphere have the coldest cloud top temperatures.On July 22 at 4:50 a.m. EDT (0850 UTC), the Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite gathered infrared data on Tropical Depression 5E.Strongest thunderstorms had cloud top temperatures as cold as minus 70 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 56.6 Celsius).
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Virginia Tech researcher Clément Vinauger has discovered new neurobiology associated with mosquito vision and sense of smell that explains how Aedes aegypti mosquitoes track their victims.Aedes aegypti mosquitoes spread dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, Mayaro, and yellow fever viruses.While scientists understand a lot about the mosquito's sense of smell and how it targets CO2 exhalations to find their hosts, very little is known about how the mosquito uses vision.Vinauger discovered that the interaction between the olfactory and visual processing centers of mosquitoes' brains is what helps these insects target their victims so accurately.These findings were recently published in the journal Current Biology.Vinauger and his research team were able determine this by fitting the mosquitoes with tiny 3D-printed helmets and tethering them in a LED flight simulator and exposing the mosquitoes to puffs of CO2.
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Proof positive that Prime Day is not the end-all-be-all of product deals, I just spotted a sale on Apple AirPods with a price that rivals Amazon's big event.For a limited time, and while supplies last, DealSauce (via MassGenie) has the Apple AirPods with wireless charging case for $168.99, which effectively ties Amazon's $169 Prime Day price.To get the deal, you'll need to have -- and be signed into -- a MassGenie account, then click the orange Power Deal button.The promo code -- APPLEAPWCC -- should automatically apply at checkout.At this price, you're paying only $10 more than the AirPods that come with the standard (i.e.Amazon continues to offer the standard AirPods for $145, versus $159 from Apple.
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Much like one of its newest heroes Halo, Young Justice is a series that keeps on avoiding death in part because of the people who love it so dearly.You can try to keep it down, and even cancel it, but it just keeps coming back stronger.During the Young Justice portion of the DC Universe panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, executive producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti announced that production for the fourth season is already underway to continue the story beyond Outsiders and its current plot about multiple Justice League teams playing a long game to expose the people responsible for trafficking metahumans.The pair also revealed that an upcoming episode of Outsiders about Beast Boy’s team of young heroes harnessing the power of social media was directly inspired by the series’ fans who spent years campaigning for its return after it was cancelled.Just as it seems as if the League’s beginning to really lose face in the public eye, it’s Beast Boy and his team of Outsiders, and the way they inspire people to support the team that makes them a formidable presence on the superhero landscape, and the episode really comes off like a love letter to the fandom.There’s currently no word on when (or where) exactly the next instalment of Young Justice will begin airing, but we’ll keep you updated on details as we learn them.
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Even before Redmi’s official announcement of the K20 series in India, doubts and questions regarding the future of the one-year-old POCO series had started to rise in a lot of people’s minds.However, shortly after the Redmi K20 became official in India, those doubts resurfaced as Jai Mani, one of the top executives responsible for POCO’s development, left Xiaomi.According to Navkendar Singh, research director at IDC India, the premium Redmi K20 series with its aggressive prices casts an even bigger doubt on POCO’s future.“Poco was launched to give high-end chosen few specs at mid-range prices, with clear compromises on design language”, said the analyst.“But now, with this aggressive pricing of K series by Xiaomi with its absolute flagship specs, hardware, and design, the reason for the existence of Poco as a brand is in doubt,” he added.With the premium Redmi K20 Pro priced just above Rs 25,000, there seems to be little room for the next POCO device although Indian users wouldn’t mind another POCO flagship below Rs 25,000 price with some sacrifices.
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A tiny shark discovered in the Gulf of Mexico with mysterious pouches near its front fins has turned out to be a new species, scientists say.The fittingly named American pocket shark, or Mollisquama mississippiensis, uses the pouches to squirt little glowing clouds into the ocean.It's only the third shark species out of more than 500 that may squirt luminous liquid, according to R. Dean Grubbs, a Florida State University scientist who was not involved in the research.The other two are the previously known pocket shark and the taillight shark, which has a similar gland near its tail."You have this tiny little bulbous luminescent shark cruising around in the world’s oceans and we know nothing about them," Grubbs told The Associated Press."It shows us how little we actually know."
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Bildelningstjänster är ett bra alternativ för de som inte vill äga en bil.Men i Japan har det framkommit att använder tjänsterna till andra saker än tänkt.Den så kallade "delningsekonomin" håller på att breda ut sig, särskilt bland den yngre generationen.Detta enligt devisen: Varför äga något som du inte har ett behov av mer några enstaka gånger?För vad du som ägare av en sak tänker dig att ”delaren” ska göra – är kanske inte detsamma som hen avser.I Japan har detta blivit tydligt då flera bildelningsföretag upptäckt att allt fler kunder hyr deras bilar – utan att köra dem nånstans.
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So you scored a fantastic [EVENT NAME REDACTED BECAUSE I REFUSE TO SPEAK IT AGAIN UNTIL 2020] deal on the Amazon Echo Dot or Google Home Mini.This, this is how you realize that potential: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Daily Steals has the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 portable Bluetooth speaker for $124.99 shipped with promo code CHPSKT5.Harman Kardon proper sells it for $180, and it's currently $136 at Amazon.That way you still get all the benefits of Alexa or Google Assistant, but with sound that can fill a room.The Onyx Studio 4 improved on the already-great Studio 3 with even better sound and a big boost in battery life: Up to 8 hours, versus 5 previously.CNET hasn't reviewed the Onyx Studio 4, but it has a 4.5-star average from nearly 1,200 Amazon buyers and a 4.7-star average from the user reviews collected by Google.
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Gaurav Maken, the chief executive officer of the online vegan grocery store Mylk Guys, doesn’t think of his company as a place to just buy food.For him, it’s a testing ground and platform for all of the new food products he expects to be developed as startup entrepreneurs and established food companies start tackling the plant-based and alternative-meat market in earnest.The company has raised $2.5 million in support of that vision from investors, including Khosla Ventures, Pear Ventures and Fifty Years.“We are also a place for cultured meats and any genetically engineered food that allows us to scale our food production and allows us to keep feeding people.”Maken isn’t wedded to plant-based products and envisions a virtual store stocked with products that create more sustainable consumption options for its customers.In fact, 40% of the company’s customers are not vegan, according to Maken.
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Between 2006 and 2012, opioid drug makers and distributors flooded the country with 76 billion pills of oxycodone and hydrocodone—highly addictive opioid pain medications that sparked the epidemic of abuse and overdoses that killed nearly 100,000 people in that time period.The companies increased distribution from 8.4 billion in 2006 to 12.6 billion in 2012, a jump of roughly 50%.In all, the deluge of pills was enough to supply every adult and child in the country with around 36 opioid pills per year.The stunning supply figures were first reported by the Washington Post and come from part of a database compiled by the Drug Enforcement Administration that tracked the fate of every opioid pill sold in America, from manufacturers to individual pharmacies.A federal court in Ohio released the data this week as part of a massive consolidated court case against nearly two-dozen opioid makers and distributors, brought by nearly 2,000 cities, towns, and counties.The local governments allege that the opioid companies conspired to saturate the country with the potent painkillers to soak up billions in profits.
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Prime Day 2019 is wrapping up, but if you’re still looking to pick over what’s left of competing sales or you just didn’t have a Prime membership to take advantage of those Amazon deals, the show’s not quite over yet.A number of mid-July promotions from other retailers are still going strong (at least for a little while longer), and this gives you more time to jump on some post-Prime Day deals like the Dell G5 15 mid-range gaming laptop that’s now on sale for an entry-level price.Most budget-friendly laptops come loaded with 8GB of RAM and entry-level graphics cards like the AM Radeon RTX 570/580 or the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti.These aren’t bad specs at all for casual gaming and even for running newer titles at decent settings, but for most gamers, it’s not a bad idea to spend a little more on something like the mid-range Nvidia GTX 1060 and 16GB of RAM.The Dell G5 15 stands well above most “cheap” gaming laptops with its Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU (which packs 6GB of VRAM, not the weaker variant with only 3GB) and 16GB of RAM, which are going to offer you considerably more power and future-proofing than you’d get with many sub-$1,000 PCs.Its 1080p Full HD screen sits at 15.6 inches, a nice size for an everyday PC for work and play.
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Telecoms.com periodically invites third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues.In this piece Lori MacVittie, Principal Threat Evangelist at F5 Networks, talks up the importance of the domain name system in telecoms.DNS remains one of the least appreciated application services in existence.Its role is so important, that its failure is considered catastrophic.If every DNS system stopped answering queries, it would bring the digital economy to its knees within minutes.When we look at responses from the State of Application Services 2019, it is no surprise to find DNS threatening to enter the top five application services deployed today.
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We know what a home run is in baseball – it gets the biggest crowd reaction and sometimes decides the game.– Adam Ritchie, principal, Adam Ritchie Brand DirectionYour content delivers so much value that it tangibly improves people’s lives and drives business results.– Joe Pulizzi, founder, Content Marketing InstituteA 50% open rate, 30% click-through rate, 50 shares, 20 subscribers, 10 comments, and a page-one ranking that lasts for a year.– Sydni Craig-Hart, CEO, Smart Simple Marketing
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As Huawei continues to deal with uncertainty over its future US relations and its access to the Android and Windows operating systems, it's been busy working on in-house OS replacements to plug potential gaps – and a new name for them just surfaced.Huawei has registered the name "Harmony" with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, reports LetsGoDigital, which may end up being the name of the software used on Huawei phones and laptops in the future.The application mentions both "mobile operating systems" and "computer operating systems", so it sounds like an all-encompassing software platform – or at least one that shares the same name.File this alongside other names we've heard for Huawei's own-brand OS, including Hongmeng and Ark.It's possible that Huawei might use different labels in different regions if its access to Android and Windows gets cut.Besides the actual Harmony name, the trademark application doesn't reveal too much else about what Huawei is plotting.
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