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A recent IT spending survey of over 300 enterprise IT executives identified some significant implications of the ongoing shift toward cloud.Respondents to the Flexera 2020 State of Tech Spend Survey, representing companies with more than 2,000 employees, indicated that their use of cloud is growing rapidly.However, organizations are still struggling to manage their cloud costs as well as their overall IT spending.Enterprises also predict that these shifts will shake up their use of technology vendors.Bottom line: Organizations have work to do in order to optimize spending on their growing—and increasingly cloud-focused—IT portfolios.Cloud is a significant and growing portion of IT spending
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Twilight star Robert Pattinson isn’t the only new face headed to Gotham City.Zoe Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Big Little Lies) has been cast as Selina Kyle, better known to superhero fans as Catwoman, in director Matthew Reeves’ The Batman, The Wrap reports.In The Batman, Kravitz joins Pattinson, who will play the caped crusader himself, as well as Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) as Commissioner Gordon and Jonah Hill as either the Penguin or the Riddler.Reeves’ former War for the Planet of the Apes collaborator Andy Serkis is also rumored to have a part in the film.If the news from The Wrap and other outlets holds up, The Batman will actually mark the second time that Kravitz has played Catwoman: In 2017, Kravitz voiced Selina Kyle for The Lego Batman Movie.Kravitz is no stranger to superhero films, either: The actress also voiced Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and played young X-Men recruit Angel Salvadore in 2011’s X-Men: First Class.
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The new OnePlus 7T isn’t even out yet in the US, but T-Mobile has confirmed it’s already pulling its more expensive predecessor, the OnePlus 7 Pro.That’s apparently because OnePlus “wants to focus on a single model” in the US, according to a report from Wave7 Research (via PCMag).Though that’s disappointing if you wanted to buy the OnePlus 7 Pro in the US — T-Mobile is the carrier partner for OnePlus here — it seems that T-Mobile is realizing something similar to what my colleague Dan Seifert concluded in his review: most people would be better served buying the 7T, which shares many features with the 7 Pro but offers them at a cheaper price.T-Mobile confirmed to PCMag that has pulled the 7 Pro from its website “due to low inventory,” and though apparently you can find it in a “limited” number of stores this essentially means that the company is moving on from the phone.We checked T-Mobile’s page for the OnePlus 7 Pro, and it indeed doesn’t offer a way to purchase the phone, instead pointing you a map to find a retail store.That map doesn’t show which stores might be carrying it — seems you’ll have to check that for yourself.
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De nukleotid-baser som är en del av vårt dna kan ha formats i gigantiska moln mellan stjärnorna.Hokkaido universitet har testat teorin om enorma, urtida gasmoln som en gång ska ha funnits mellan stjärnorna.Ett av unversitets institut, Institute of Low Temperature Science, har gjort simuleringar av miljön, och testerna tyder på att de nukleotid-baser som utgör livets byggstenar kan ha uppstått i de här gasmolnen.En vetenskaplig artikel om studien har publicerats i Nature Communications.Nukleotider är de molekylära byggstenar som nukleinsyrorna (dna och rna) är uppbyggda av.Den genetiska koden beskriver sekvensen av nukleotid-baser i en dna- eller rna-molekyl.
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True-wireless earbuds are all the rage these days, but at last count there were some 67,821 choices.Presto: For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Jabra Store on eBay has the refurbished Jabra Elite 65t true-wireless sport earbuds for $76.49 when you add them to your cart.Have no fear: These are manufacturer-refurbished by Jabra.And the warranty is better than usual for refurb gear: 180 days, rather than 90.For better or worse, we tend to judge true-wireless earbuds on how they compare to Apple's AirPods (which are as notorious for their design as they are for their sky-high price).You won't find the Jabra Elite 65t on CNET's list of the best cheap AirPods alternatives, which is where I tend to focus my attention.
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clients should not be fooled into toll roads, which costs more in, say, financial markets, Per Bolund, after Di Digital examination of the nätbutikernas kreditknep.”They are making money at the customers end up losing it,” he said.the Swedish online earn free money at to guide customers to choosing the installment plan rather than use the direct paying, could be the Di, the Digital disclose in this country.it is a great betalbolag – and in some cases, online stores in addition, take advantage of the revenue which occur when bills sent on collection.for more information, see Nätbutikernas tricks – make money on the debt: ”is Driving people to the down payment.”as Per Bolund, financial markets, and a spokesperson for the green Party, have been outraged over the method, which means that a Swedish e-retailers make their money on the recruitment of credit customers to betalbolag as Payment, Qliro, Used by the Economy, and of the Collection.
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She sleeps in a $500 EMF-blocking sack and has reportedly stayed in the sack, from time to time, for 30-hour stretches.“Electrosensitives” flock to Wi-Fi quiet zone as teens set up rogue hotspotsThe woman—70-year-old Rosi Gladwell of Totnes, Devon—helps lead a small advocacy group on the issue of EMF-related health issues, and she even got the mayor of the Spanish village where she now lives to look into ways to limit Wi-Fi access for residents.The World Health Organization calls it "idiopathic environmental intolerance with attribution to electromagnetic fields," or IEI-EMF.Dozens of studies have found that people who claim to be sensitive to the non-ionizing radiation from mobile phones and Wi-Fi are unable to determine when they've actually been exposed.And, as Ars has reported before, "electrosensitives" have flocked to the EMF dead-zone around the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia.
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Range anxiety took on an entirely new meaning when Jesse Hartman, a police officer in Fremont, California, embarked on a high-speed chase in a Tesla Model S patrol car with six miles of driving left in its battery pack.Officers blamed the incident on human error, not on Tesla’s technology, or on the charger they use to charge the pack.Hartman explained the chase started in Fremont, the town Tesla’s headquarters and main factory are located in.He reached speeds of up to 120 miles an hour while chasing a suspect driving what he called a felony vehicle.There’s no word on what the suspect was driving, but the Model S evidently has no problem reaching 120 mph.The situation took a turn for the worse when he noticed a message on the digital instrument cluster indicating the car was about to run out of electricity.
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Whether you're concerned about theft or simply want to check in on a mischievous pet, home security cameras help provide peace of mind.The good news: There are a ton of great options to choose from.But it can feel daunting to sift through everything out there to find a good match.The best of the bestThe rechargeable indoor-outdoor Arlo Pro 2 home security camera has a lot of features that make it stand out from other systems.First, it comes with free seven-day motion-based cloud storage.
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At the same time that Xiaomi presents its new 5G phones.The brand has taken advantage of the launch event of its new phones to announce the MIUI 11 news.Not only at the level of functions and features, but also the mobile phones that will get the operating system.Xiaomi already confirmed on previous occasions that it would add the dark mode to the entire operating system and this is one of the great novelties of MIUI 11, in addition to a review of the interface in order to present a more minimalist aesthetic.In fact, the system update introduces new softer icons and animations.As well as new themes and wallpapers for both the desktop and the lock screen.
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Indonesian tech titan Gojek received an undisclosed amount of investment from local life insurance company AIA Indonesia as part of its ongoing series F round.Under a strategic partnership, AIA Indonesia will be part of Gojek’s financial services strategy by providing life and health insurance services and wellness offerings to the ride-hailing unicorn’s users, drivers, and merchants.The two companies also aim to raise awareness for life and health insurance solutions in the country, according to a statement.In addition, they will develop a wellness proposition that will seek to encourage Indonesians to lead healthier lives.AIA Group and its subsidiaries comprise one of the largest publicly listed life insurance groups in Asia Pacific.It currently operates in 18 markets, including Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, and the Philippines.
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For 10 million years, the fossilized ape waited in Rudabánya, Hungary, to add its story to the origins of how humans evolved.What Rudabánya yielded was a pelvis -- among the most informative bones of a skeleton, but one that is rarely preserved.An international research team led by Carol Ward at the University of Missouri analyzed this new pelvis and discovered that human bipedalism -- or the ability for people to move on two legs -- might possibly have deeper ancestral origins than previously thought.The Rudapithecus pelvis was discovered by David Begun, a professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto who invited Ward to collaborate with him to study this fossil.Begun's work on limb bones, jaws and teeth has shown that Rudapithecus was a relative of modern African apes and humans, a surprise given its location in Europe.But information on its posture and locomotion has been limited, so the discovery of a pelvis is important.
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Singapore-based startup Seppure, which creates sustainable solutions for separating chemical mixtures, has secured US$2.55 million in a seed round led by US-based hardware investor SOSV.Entrepreneur First, 500 Startups, SGInnovate, Belmond Capital, Rekanext, Nanyang Technological University chairman Koh Boon Hwee, along with several other prominent investors, also participated in the round.Founded last year, the startup looks to eliminate the need for heat when separating chemical mixtures, using sustainable nanofiltration solutions, which require minimal energy, instead.According to Seppure, current separation technologies like evaporation and distillation eat up to 15% of the world’s energy on a global scale.“Much of our current world’s energy resources are consumed in inefficient processes,” said Mohammad Farahani, co-founder and CEO of Seppure.The firm, which came through SOSV’s Hax program in Shenzhen, looks to use the new funds to scale the production of chemical-resistant nanofilters and run industrial-scale pilots with potential customers across multiple industries.
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sek 1.5 billion in venture capital went to digital company in the healthcare sector in the last year, according to the Oi database, the Nordic Tech on the List, and in this sector there are a number of companies, which is valued at over 1 billion, including a Tee, My Doctor, and Natural Cycles.But what's the deal with re-growth?the Answer to the question, will the Di of Digital, Today's Medicine, and Digital Health to find out in the event the Health Tech Pitch Day that will take place on the 26th of september, at the Epicenter in Stockholm, sweden.Register now to secure your place in the crowd.In the pitchtävlingen, which takes place during the day, the participation of four companies, all of which have been established over the last three years (for more details on the companies ' below).the Winner will be chosen by the judges and the audience, and were rewarded with advertising space in the daily Dagens industri and Dagens Medicin.
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Dell is known for making some of the best laptops both for personal and professional use.This event lets you save up to $522 on the new Vostro 15 5590.Grab this incredible chance to upgrade your work computers for less.The new Dell Vostro 15 5590 is built for small businesses.One of these functions is the Dell Mobile Connect, which lets you integrate your Android smartphone to your Vostro laptop so you can make calls, send texts, get notifications, and interact with your favorite apps from your computer.Securing your business’ sensitive information is hardwired into the Dell Vostro 15 5590.
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The unnamed, maiden financing round for Glance was funded by Mithril Capital, a growth stage investment firm co-founded by Silicon Valley investors Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan.In an interview with TechCrunch, Naveen Tewari, founder and CEO of InMobi Group, said the current round has not closed and could bag another $30 million to $55 million in the next two months.Glance operates an eponymous service that shows media content in local languages on the lock screen of Android-powered smartphones.InMobi has partnered with a number of top smartphone vendors including Xiaomi, Samsung, and Gionee to integrate Glance into their respective operating systems.Glance, which was launched in September last year and supports English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, has amassed 50 million monthly active users in India, its primary market.Users are spending an average of 22 minutes with Glance each day, he said.
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Amazon's home security subsidiary, Ring, recently announced a feature for its app called Linked Devices that will (funnily enough) link up and improve connectivity between its devices in user's home security networks.The gist of it is that if you own more than one Ring device, you can link them all together to manage and review them from a single dashboard, allowing more efficient control of all your Ring devices through one app.Suppose a user's Ring doorbell camera detects motion at the front door, they can set their hallway camera to immediately start recording and capturing activity without the need for human intervention.The new feature also allows users to link together Ring devices through the Ring app to do all sorts of cool things automatically, such as activating the lights on a camera to illuminate your property as soon as motion is detected by a linked device, or link multiple video doorbells and security cameras to enable simultaneous recording when a linked device has detected motion (as long as you're subscribed to the Ring Protect service).These may seem like relatively minor things, but better collaboration between security devices could be extremely useful in the case of an intruder, or the evidencing of other nearby illegal activity as and when it happens.Amazon has also announced the new Fire TV Cube, which can connect with Ring devices to let you see who's at the front door through what most likely is the biggest, shiniest display in your home.
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Music and running go hand-in-hand.Maybe it’s the noise to drown out the labored breathing or the upbeat music that allows you to push past the resistance in your head.Anyone who makes running a consistent part of their workout has a playlist, station or album they love to listen to while they move.Spotify has plenty of playlists curated for runners with vastly different musical tastes, but now they are bringing in a brand that wants to target individual runners’ preferences and location.The Michelob Marathon is Spotify’s first multi-market, dynamic audio campaign.What that means is that Spotify uses your personal streaming history and some inputs you give them to create a very specialized playlist.
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Motorola says you don’t need to pay a top price tag to get top features but let’s face it.You aren’t really going to get the same top features that more expensive handsets have on an extremely tight budget.But if you’re more than OK with some compromises just to get even the semblance of those premium features, then the Moto E6 Plus, which was easily overshadowed by today’s flood of IFA 2019 news, might be the budget phone you’re looking for.If two heads are better than one, then two cameras are surely the same, right?While that may not always be the case, the addition of a 2 megapixel depth sensor to the 13 megapixel f/2.0 main camera does help with bokehs, allowing users to select the amount of blur for portrait mode shots.The front camera has also been upgraded to an 8 megapixel sensor inside a tiny waterdrop notch.
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Most algorithms have probably never heard the Eagles' song, "Lyin' Eyes."Computers aren't very good at discerning misrepresentation, and that's a problem as the technologies are increasingly deployed in society to render decisions that shape public policy, business and people's lives.The research team completed a pair of studies using science that undermines popular psychology and AI expression understanding techniques, both of which assume facial expressions reveal what people are thinking."Both people and so-called 'emotion reading' algorithms rely on a folk wisdom that our emotions are written on our face," said Jonathan Gratch, director for virtual human research at ICT and a professor of computer science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering."This is far from the truth.People smile when they are angry or upset, they mask their true feelings, and many expressions have nothing to do with inner feelings, but reflect conversational or cultural conventions."
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The Sony X900F Series is a 65-inch smart TV with excellent picture quality.The 4K Ultra-HD screen delivers bright, accurate colors and a great picture.For a limited time, it's $1,299.99 at Best Buy — $300 off its original price of $1,599.We don't know how long this deal will last, so take advantage soon if you're interested.You can also check out all the Labor Day sales in our full guide.According to reviews, the X900F delivers bright, accurate colors and deep blacks.
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Hackers working for the US government wiped out a database and computer systems that Iran’s paramilitary arm used to plan attacks against oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.The attack occurred on June 20, the same day that President Trump called off a retaliatory airstrike after Iran shot down a US drone.Iran is still trying to recover information destroyed in the attack and to restart Iranian computer systems and military communications networks that were taken offline, Wednesday’s report said.Both sides, the NYT said, calibrate their operations to ensure they don’t reach the threshold considered to be war.The US operations, which are carried out by the US Cyber Command, are designed to influence Iran’s actions without creating a broader conflict or prompting retaliation, a former senior intelligence official told the paper.Iran hasn’t escalated its attacks since the June 20 attack and has instead continued its cyber operations against the US government and corporations at its previous, steady rate.
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Listening to music while working out not only relieves you of boredom, it can also put you in a better mood and help enhance your performance.If you don’t want the hassle of wires or the discomfort of over-the-ear headphones getting in the way of your workout, you’re better off with true wireless earbuds like the Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Earbuds.As an early Labor Day deal, Walmart is slashing its price from $249 to $179.All color variants — midnight blue, orange, and triple black — are discounted.The nozzle of the ear tips is designed to spread contact evenly around the inside of your ear, while the fin naturally conforms to the shape of the upper ridge of your ear.Together, they ensure a comfortable and personalized fit that won’t fall out even during intense routines.
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For the music fanatics and big data streamers of the world, we have just stumbled across the ideal phone contract for you.A Samsung Galaxy S10e deal packed with a boat load of data and an impressive audio freebie to entice you in.Directly from Three, you're getting Samsung's impressive Galaxy S10e packed with 100GB of data for just £28 a month and £29 upfront.While that alone is a stellar deal, it gets better.If you invest in this Samsung Galaxy S10e before September 19, you will also get a free pair of AKG Y500 headphones (worth £129).Perfect for all the music fans and podcast devotees of the world, especially with the 100GB of data you will have.
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The best online certificate programs have the potential to transform your career and help you prepare for the future of work.This post will explain why you should be seeking out your own training and certifications, how you can pick the right qualifications for your line of work, and which certifications will ultimately lead to the biggest pay bump.Do you wait for your employer to send you off on a course?Not only do they need to have the right mindset to consider training a worthwhile investment for their staff, they also need to believe that training you specifically is a good investment.They let you decorate your CV to the point that you can become a “superstar” in your field, at least on paper, and then start to demand the salary that you’re worth and taking the jobs you will enjoy the most.If you don’t prepare for this future, you risk being left behind.
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TLDR: Get five courses on all of Microsoft Office’s most popular apps — and pay your priceAfter three decades as the dominant productivity software anywhere, the Microsoft Office suite of programs have been around almost as long as personal computing.And even now, with most Microsoft Office users shifting to the company’s Office 365 cloud-based apps, there’s a good chance perennial favorites like Word, Excel and Outlook will stay relevant for years to come.Since you’ll likely be crafting PowerPoint presentations wherever you’re working in 2032, you might as well get up to speed now with the training in the Essential Microsoft Office 2019 Bundle.It’s extra attractive since you can get it for any price you want to pay.By paying any amount at all, you’ll get the Microsoft Word course.
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Three members of Oracle's board of directors say a class-action lawsuit, filed against Oracle in the US by Oracle shareholders over Oracle's 2016 acquisition of NetSuite, should go forward.In a filing to the Delaware Chancery Court [PDF], the three-person Special Litigation Committee – a group comprised of members from Oracle's board assigned to help mediate a settlement – says it believes that both sides of the legal brouhaha will benefit from the matter being aired in court.The class-action suit, brought against Big Red by its own shareholders in 2017, alleges that chairman Larry Ellison and co-CEO Safra Katz acted against the best interests of the database goliath.Instead, it is claimed, Ellison put his own interests ahead of the business, by pushing through the $9.3bn purchase of NetSuite, an ERP outfit that Oracle's founder just happened to control a 40 per cent stake in.The shareholders, including the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, reckon Big Red's management only sought to line Ellison's pockets, and lobbed a class-action sueball on behalf of all Oracle investors.This put the company's board in the unenviable position of being in the middle of a conflict between Oracle's own stock owners and the company's top executives.
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A second zero-day vulnerability has been publicly disclosed in the Steam gaming client by security researcher Vasily Kravets after he said he was banned from its bug-bounty program.The revelations come two weeks after another zero-day previously disclosed by Kravets and researcher Matt Nelson was disputed by Valve, Steam’s parent company.The flaw (CVE-2019-14743), which affects Windows versions of the client, concerns a privilege escalation (aka elevation of privilege or local privilege escalation) bug that makes it possible for other apps, and potentially malware, on a user’s computer to run code with system privileges.As a result, a threat actor could exploit this vulnerability to remotely execute malicious code on the target device by elevating its permissions using Steam‘s system rights.“For example, disabling firewall and antivirus, rootkit installation, concealing of process-miner, theft [of] any PC user’s private data — is just a small portion of what could be done.”Valve banned me on their H1 program.
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Quality glass is crucial for capturing great images with your DSLR camera.The best DSLR lenses are hard to find in a sea of options, but in this article we have put together a list of some of our favorite picks for starting your lens collection.Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best DSLR lenses regularly.Sigma’s beloved lens is available for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, and Sigma mounts.Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art LensEveryone should have a good wide angle lens.
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Nintendo revealed a bunch of indie games during its pre-Gamescom showcase on Monday, but its most anticipated upcoming Switch title was conspicuous in its absence.Pokemon Sword and Shield hits the hybrid console on Nov. 15, so game director Shigeru Ohmori brought us on a quick tour of a town in the UK-inspired Galar region on Tuesday.He shows off the Pokemon Research Lab, a train station (which you can use to travel to other towns) and the new look Pokemon Centers.
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