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These space heaters will keep you warm all winter. We've prioritized safety, efficiency, and value to select the best space heaters of 2020.
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A new AI system can automatically decipher a lost language that’s no longer understood — without knowing its relationship to other languages. Researchers at MIT CSAIL developed the algorithm in response to the rapid disappearance of human languages. Most of the languages that have existed are no longer spoken, and at least half of those remaining are predicted to vanish in the next 100 years. The new system could help recover them. More importantly, it could preserve our understanding of the cultures and wisdom of their speakers. [Read: What audience intelligence data tells us about the 2020 US presidential election] The algorithm works… This story continues at The Next Web
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Yes, it's a major suit and a major step—but what does it actually mean for anyone?
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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: Publishers had to tear up flat plans and focus on the Covid-19 crisis as ad income and distribution channels took a hit, leaving the industry to navigate unchartered waters. Solution: Newspapers and magazines were quick to develop new formats and products around what locked-down readers needed — all with the remains of their newsroom staff scattered across dozens of households, instead of in the office. The reverberations of Covid-19 were putting news media under immense pressure at a time when they have a vital role to play in the spread of public information. Print, digital and broadcast media all faced vast disruption. They had to redefine their products. Here's how they done it: Newsrooms had to tread the fine line between informing and overwhelming people. They had to replan. Anything they were likely to cover over the coming months was likely cancelled or disrupted.  Efficiency was key - the business models were under severe strain. Staff were furloughed and cut. Have they thinned the right ranks to ensure a prosperous year ahead? Retail print sales were down, home deliveries up. And media consumption flipped overnight. Distribution needed to be reimagined.  Despite it being the most common news subject, ad tech generally demonetized Covid-19 stories in the name of brand safety.   The industry had to reinvent itself. Steven Ladurantaye, head of news and current affairs at STV, said: “Being helpful is the single most useful thing we can do right now, as trite as that sounds, if we blow it, we should probably prepare for the worst… this is a moment where we need to decide what we want media to look like." Read more Problem Solved articles in our Solutions Day hub.
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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: After huge growth, TikTok has faced pressure globally to monitor brand, content and data safety issues. Solution: In APAC, TikTok has appointed a neutral advisory council to monitor any issues that arise on its platform around content moderation and safety concerns.  Read the original article here. TikTok, owned by Chinese firm Bytedance, grew very quickly globally this year, boosted by people in lockdown consuming more digital content. Concerns over data privacy in the US has pushed the topic to a point where is challenged the platforms ability to continue operating. It’s set up a new entity backed by US firms to solve the issue. The company is proactively setting up programs to show the industry that safety is an important concern for the company, with the Asia Pacific Safety Advisory Council being one of the first. Arjun Narayan, TikTok director of trust and safety, Asia Pacific, said: “TikTok is taking a positive step forward in improving its policies and processes with the establishment of the APAC Safety Advisory Council. I’m pleased to welcome the founding members to the Council and firmly believe this Council will provide constructive, sound and honest advice as TikTok continues to strengthen its content policies in Asia Pacific. We look forward to expanding our Council in the future, with representatives from other markets in the region.” Read more Problem Solved articles in our Solutions Day hub.
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A 5G iPhone 12 lineup and a new HomePod are expected at Apple's Oct. 13 virtual event.
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According to VTech reports, OPPO is planning to launch a 5G version of the OPPO A73. The media found some information about the hardware specifications ... The post OPPO A73 5G Key Specs And Priced Spotted On The Net appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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After I found out one of my housemates had tested positive for Covid-19, my initial response was to ask if he was joking. He wasn’t. My housemates and I had all been anxiously waiting on the results for the past 24 hours but we still couldn’t quite believe it. I called my mum in tears, then rang my boyfriend, who has been travelling abroad, to say he still couldn’t visit me. My four other housemates were having similar conversations in their rooms. I knew the self-isolation would only last for two weeks, most likely. But time feels so precious when you’re a student, and the sudden, total loss of freedom can be so painful. My housemate who tested positive said he felt guilty. We reassured him that it wasn’t his fault, it could have happened to anyone.It’s true – we’d visited the same friends, the same shops, the same pubs. Besides, a sour atmosphere in the house would just make the remainder of our self-isolation more difficult. Even though the rest of my household have since tested negative, the shadow of Covid will be hanging over us for the rest of our time in quarantine. The constant worry is draining. You feel like every surface you touch could be contaminated. You start to think your general fatigue is a symptom, and you wonder if your tight chest warrants urgent medical care, or if it’s just plain old anxiety.Even though the rest of my household have since tested negative, the shadow of Covid will be hanging over us for the rest of our time in quarantine.The only temporary solution is to distract yourself, but it can be much easier said than done – especially when there is, quite literally, no escape. One housemate – who had to take an exam virtually – has already experienced isolation with a Covid-positive family member. She feels cursed. Another is managing her demanding role in our college committee, while negotiating a long-term, long-distance relationship. Self-isolation, on top of the national restrictions, has made everyone in our household feel the weight of their burdens more acutely. It’s hard not to be melodramatic when the fear is very real – but at least my household and I are in the same boat. Our morning cups of coffee and Netflix binge-sessions have become small but vital rituals which make our circumstances a bit more bearable. Fortunately, the general gloom is still peppered with moments of light, which come from living with your close friends. One housemate and I end up in hysterics as we attempt to renovate our spider-infested garden-shed and, as awful as it is, it’s hard not to laugh at my Covid-positive housemate donning a dressing gown and mask in the kitchen, frantically disinfecting our Henry Hoover. I’m trying to focus on these moments. But our term hasn’t started officially, and my household and I know that the huge workload will bring with it new challenges.How can you stay motivated when you have so little to look forward to? Will my housemates and I still be patient with each other when the stress starts to take its toll?How can you stay motivated when you have so little to look forward to? Will my housemates and I still be patient with each other when the stress starts to take its toll? Worst of all, what happens if one of us tests positive later, and our self-isolation is prolonged? My household and I are lucky to have multiple support networks. We also chose to live together. If we are still struggling, what about the others in our age group who are truly isolated? This year’s university intake, many of whom are living away from home for the first time, are especially vulnerable. The impending mental health crisis among young people is not something our government can wilfully ignore. With cases rapidly rising among 18-24 year olds, more must be done to ensure that all young people feel supported.Although this experience so far has not been a wholly pleasant one, it has shown us how resilient we can be, and how it is possible to make peace with factors outside of your control. That being said, we can’t wait to go outside again.Natalya Robinson is a second-year history student at the University of Oxford and a freelance writerHave a compelling personal story you want to tell? Find out what we’re looking for here, and pitch us on [email protected] from HuffPost UK Personal I’m Living In One Of The Most Locked-Down Places In The World Due To Covid-19 Covid Killed My Wife Six Months Ago. We’re Still Learning How To Grieve Her Loss When Trump Went After Hunter Biden For His Addiction, He Went After Me Too
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North Korea historically conducts border clashes and long-range missile launches near US elections.
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President Donald Trump was running out of time to turn around an 8-point polling deficit, but weeks away from voters makes it far harder.
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New code scanning tool should help Github developers catch bugs.
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After two decades of trying to limit Iran's influence in Iraq, pulling out would only benefit Tehran, according to Iraq's former UN ambassador.
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Researchers show how a person’s heartbeat can reveal whether a video is real
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