About 13 times each century, the closest planet to the sun passes between Earth and our star, treating us to a rare transit event.Your next chance to catch this astronomical wonder is Monday, Nov. 11.Why are these Mercury transits so rare?Mercury's distance from the sun can vary quite a bit, and its orbit has an incline of 7 degrees compared with ours.The transit will be visible for a large part of the globe, including most of North America, South America, Europe and Africa.Mercury appears as a dainty dark spot moving across the sun, so your regular solar eclipse glasses won't work here.
Parts of Australia have declared a state of emergency as firefighters race to contain widespread bushfires.At least three people have died so far as parts of the nation brace for worse conditions in the coming days.HuffPost is part of Verizon Media.Verizon Media and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Verizon Media will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Verizon Media and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
The version of Windows 10 optimized for ARM processors has opened the field of possibilities and continues to stimulate the creativity of some developers who are trying things that were still unimaginable a few years ago.This is how the OS was installed on the Raspberry Pi.A hacker has also succeeded in replacing Android by Windows 10 on the OnePlus 6T.But, do you believe that it’s possible to install it on a calculator?Well, a developer named Ben (@imbushuo on Twitter) had the crazy idea to try the adventure.The calculator that is the subject of this hack is an HP Prime Graphing Calculator.
Skyscrapers are rising rapidly around the world, continuously transforming city skylines.Will a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man help out?No, but Chinese researchers at the Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have designed a promising alternative.Recently, they reported the development of a contact aerial manipulator system that shows high flexibility and strong mission adaptability.They presented their findings at the 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019), an international conference on robotics and intelligent systems held from Nov. 4-8 in Macao.It comprises a single-degree-of-freedom manipulator cube-frame end effector and a hex-rotor UAV system.
Baltimore - November 7, 2019 - Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) today announced the release of its QX ONE Droplet Digital PCR System to early access customers at the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Meeting & Expo in Baltimore, November 7-11.The QX ONE System automates each step of the ddPCR workflow, which includes droplet generation, amplification, and droplet reading.The system can detect four colors simultaneously for 8-plex CNV detection, 5-plex mutation detection, and 4-plex gene expression detection."By fully integrating our market-leading ddPCR workflow, the QX ONE gives users sample-to-analysis results in a high-precision platform," said Lisa Jensen-Long, Vice President of Marketing for Bio-Rad's Digital Biology Group.The QX ONE System is compatible with current ddPCR Supermixes, Assays, and Kits, and joins Bio-Rad's family of Droplet Digital PCR products that includes the QXDx ddPCR System, the first FDA-cleared digital PCR platform for clinical use.During AMP, on November 6, Bio-Rad hosted three workshops highlighting the latest advancements in ddPCR technology:
If you’re looking forward to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s next DLC character, then you’ll probably want to mark tomorrow on your calendar.Nintendo has revealed that Super Smash Bros.Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai will be hosting a live stream all about Terry Bogard, who will be the fourth DLC character for the game.Unfortunately, the livestream will take place very early in the morning for those of us here in the US, so some will have to set their alarms if they want to watch it live.Nintendo has scheduled the livestream for 5 AM PT/8 AM ET on November 6th.The livestream will last 45 minutes too, so be prepared to see Sakurai do a deep dive into Terry Bogard and what he’s capable of.
För några veckor sedan meddelade forskare knutna till Google att de hade nått ett länge eftersökt genombrott inom kvantdatorer.Resultatet som redovisades i tidskriften Nature visade att deras kvantdator gjort en beräkning på 200 sekunder som hade tagit en ”vanlig” superdator 10 000 år att tugga igenom.Googles vd firade genombrottet och lyfte fram att kvantkraften så småningom kan bana väg för såväl nya läkemedel som batterier.Men det har även lyfts fram att kvantdatorerna – genom sin beräkningskraft – skulle kunna knäcka i princip all kryptering som används i dag.Det skulle med andra ord påverka såväl chattappar och mejlkonton som banktjänster.Läs även: Experten efter Googles genombrott: ”Kvantdatorer knäcker hela vår digitala värld”
The annual super shopping carnival on 11.11 in China is coming and Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Ulefone has prepared many discounts for their fans, including all Ulefone phones, up to 31% off.What’s more, they will offer some extra promotions and discount coupons for the shopping festival.Let’s have a look at some Ulefone products then !For starters there are two giveaway events: the buyer who paid the highest amount on Ulefone AliExpress store during the 11.11 shopping festival can get a free Ulefone Armor X3; and if you buy products in the first two hours in Nov. 11th and Nov. 12th, then you may have a chance to win a free Ulefone Note 7, limited to 5 units.Then, there will be some $10 coupons for you in Nov. 11th, you can use the coupons without amount limits, hurry up to get the coupons on the hour.Finally, the annual flagship rugged phone of Ulefone – Armor 7 will launch on AliExpress, with the price tag of $369.99.
Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are vulnerable to attacks that use lasers to inject inaudible—and sometimes invisible—commands into the devices and surreptitiously cause them to unlock doors, visit websites, and locate, unlock, and start vehicles, researchers report in a research paper published on Monday.Shining a low-powered laser into these voice-activated systems allows attackers to inject commands of their choice from as far away as 360 feet (110m).Even when the systems require authentication for certain actions, it may be feasible to brute force the PIN, since many devices don’t limit the number of guesses a user can make.The attack exploits a vulnerability in microphones that use micro-electro-mechanical systems, or MEMS.While the researchers tested only Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, Facebook Portal, and a small number of tablets and phones, the researchers believe all devices that use MEMS microphones are susceptible to Light Commands attacks.Except in cases where an attacker uses an infrared laser, the lights are also easy to see by someone who is close by and has line of sight of the device.
U.S. Veterans, active service members, and military spouses are building some of the world's fastest growing companies.Join us Monday, November 11th, for this live "Veterans Online Demo Day" event in partnership with Patriot Boot Camp.Co-hosted by Patriot Boot Camp and Ryan Micheletti (Director of FI Global Operations, Co-Founder of Vet-Tech Accelerator), watch live pitches from three fast-growing US veteran and military spouse-led companies, and ask the founders questions about their businesses.This is a live online event, so be sure to RSVP here.Note: Even if you can't make the webinar, everyone who registers for the event will receive an audio and video recording after the live event ends.If you're a veteran, active duty military member, or mil-spouse turned entrepreneur who's building a tech-enabled startup company, then apply to the Founder Institute today!
Whatsapp skickade på tisdagen en stämning mot israeliska NSO Group för attacken i april-maj. Den riktade sig mot minst 1 400 användare.NSO framställer spionprogramvara som exklusivt säljs till regeringar.Bolaget förnekar att det ska ha haft något med attacken att göra.Attacken ska särskilt ha riktat in sig på juridiska ombud, journalister, människorättsaktivister, politiska avhoppare, diplomater och andra statliga högre tjänstemän, enligt Bloomberg News.Nu rapporterar Reuters att attacken även har riktat in sig mot myndighetspersoner och militär personal – något som kan få stora politiska och diplomatiska konsekvenser.Nyhetsbyrån hänvisar till källor nära Whatsapps utredning.
The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro and Xiaomi Mi Note 10 are two upcoming smartphones that would be dropping pretty soon – that’s no secret.One piece of information that has remained officially unconfirmed is whether or not both devices are one and same devices for different markets.Well, reports suggest Mi Note 10 is the Global variant of the CC9 Pro, and now it appears we have some more concrete evidence to prove that.The Xiaomi CC9 Pro with the codename TUCANO earlier this week appeared on the Geekbench Benchmark database.Now, the Xiaomi Mi Note10 has taken the Geekbench test, and interestingly, it has the same ‘Tucana’ codename which indicates both are identical devices.Now, that s more than enough evidence to prove they are both one and same device, albeit destined for different markets.
GP Bullhound investerar 96 miljoner kronor (10 miljoner dollar) i analysleverantören Ravenpack.Bolagets databas används av större hedgefonder och banker världen över för att generera insikter, förbättra prestanda och hantera risker.Det framgår av ett pressmeddelande.Bolaget ska använda pengarna för att expandera i Asien, samt för att gå in i andra sektorer utöver finansiella tjänster.De senaste fyra åren har Per Roman, partner på GP Bullhound, bekantat sig med Ravenpack som är baserat i Marbella, där även Per Roman bor.Under den perioden tycker han att analysleverantören gått igenom en större transformation och han anser att bolaget sticker ut ur mängden.
Facebook detailed some updates to Messenger Platform resulting from the release of the social network’s Graph API (application-programming interface) v5.0.Software engineer Nitin Garg detailed all the updates to Facebook’s flagship messaging app in a blog post.Brands with multiple apps connected to Messenger Platform can now easily select which one of their apps to use in their click-to-Messenger ads.Brands can also set icebreakers in their Messenger profiles via the API, enabling them to reduce friction when starting conversations by surfacing common questions or topics of interest.Finally, the update gives brands the ability to see people’s reactions to their messages, with Garg writing, “Message replies adds context to a conversation.Businesses can see which message the user is responding to.
Intel’s only major desktop CPU release in 2019, the Core i9-9900KS, is almost ready to hit store shelves and review test benches.It’s not a major release when compared with the likes of AMD’s Ryzen 3000 debut in July, but it’s still the most exciting desktop development from Intel in 2019, and it does break some boundaries.Most notably, it’s the first 5GHz, all-core CPU that can hit those frequencies right out of the box without a sniff of overclocking.The 9900KS isnt’t a brand new chip, but rather a “limited edition” of the 9900K.In other words, if you bought a 9900K before now, there’s a decent chance it’s capable of hitting 5GHz across all cores (and maybe beyond).The 9900KS is just a 9900K that is guaranteed to do that out of the box without you having to overclock it.
Can an iPad take the place of a laptop?Not without a keyboard, no.And ideally you want one that takes advantage of newer iPads' Smart Connector, which eliminates the need for Bluetooth pairing and keyboard charging.Presto: For a limited time, and while supplies last, My Best Buy members can get the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad for $99.99.The Smart Keyboard Folio earned an impressive 4.6-star average rating from over 1,400 Best Buy customers (and 4.5 stars from Amazon customers).And many, if not most, of those ratings were likely based on the $160 price tag.
Q International Group, the operator of Chinese apartment rental platform Qingke, is planning to raise nearly $100 million in its US initial public offering, the company said in an updated regulatory filing published on Friday.Why it matters: Growth potential for branded apartment rentals is significant: the market penetration rate in China was only 1.8% in 2018, and is expected to reach 11.2% by 2024, according to figures from China Insights Consultancy cited in the prospectus.Market penetration in developed countries was 46.0% in contrast, according to the data.Qingke is competing against a number of peers including Ziroom, Mofang Appartment, Danke Apartment, and even e-commerce giants like JD.com.China’s apartment rental sector faces a range of challenges including problematic construction quality and tenant security, as well as tighter regulatory control.Details: The company plans to price its shares at $17 to $19 apiece for its debut on Nasdaq, according to the filing.
Your weird tipping behavior is exposed and so is Apple's App Store, but first: a cartoon on modernist mathematics.Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday?Your secret Uber tipping behavior, exposedA new study of 40 million Uber trips found out some interesting facts about how riders tip their drivers.The study shows that only 16 percent of riders actually used the function, and male riders tipped 19 percent more often.
the Question about how Spotify is going to improve its margins, vis-à-vis the music companies have been in the company since its launch in late 2008.it is Now shipping the streamingjätten a small piece of the puzzle in their ”two-sided " marketplace,” which can contribute to the solution.In essence, it is to be paid to the sponsorship of music, without having to annoy your users too much.on Thursday, announced by the Spotify that, for the first time to offer to music labels and other stakeholders in the sector to pay, in order to promote artists on the platform.This is to be done within the system, such as Spotify calls ”music for you”, or ”the Brand New Music For You”), and that shows up in the form of a visual pop-up in your application.the tiles are in place it is today, and has been, a way for Spotify to the flag of the new record, and låtsläpp of the artists within the genres to which the users are interested in.
The Honest Ads Act, spearheaded by Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who is among those running for president in 2020, would, if passed, force social media networks to reveal the organisations paying for political ads on their platforms.“The goal of the Honest Ads Act is simple: to ensure that voters know who is paying to influence our political system,” Klobuchar said when she introduced the bill.“The bill would put in place the same rules of the road for social media platforms that currently apply to political ads sold on TV, radio, and in print regarding disclaimers and disclosures so that Americans know who is behind the ads they see online.”In other techno-political news... A leaked US government memo warns the White House is sidelining its cybersecurity team, thus weakening its networks and leaving it open to attack by foreign spies.It is said that President Trump is weeding out career staff installed under Obama to counter Russian hacking, a move that could backfire if it results in the loss of expertise and manpower.A gang of GOP members gate-crashed a secure room for handling classified information – a so-called Secure Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) – operated by the House of Rep' Intelligence Committee, bringing in smartphones and broadcasting their protest online.