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The iOS 13 developer's beta may have revealed a major clue about a new feature coming to the 2019 iPhones, and another long-time iPhone feature could be on the chopping block.2019 iPhone lineup may switch to USB-CWWDC 2019 may be over, but it's left behind a trail of clues that hint at what Apple is planning for its next batch of product announcements.At first glance it just looks like an image of a Mac and the top end of a cable -- but that's no Lightning cable.The existing iPhone recovery mode image clearly shows a Lightning cable tip, while the one in the beta looks more like a USB-C tip as pointed out by Forbes.The more likely possibility is that the image refers to the USB-C end of a USB-C-to-Llightning cable going in to the Mac.
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You have more choices than ever for traveling from one destination to another, and thanks to modern technology, mass transportation is the safest it's ever been.Despite this, your chances of dying while traveling in some type of vehicle — be it a boat, train, or a car — remains a nonzero probability.According to 2017 data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the National Safety Council, the most-recent data available from the agencies, there were 37,133 highway deaths, 831 railroad deaths, and 658 people who died in recreational boating incidents.Mass transportation has come a long way since the days of the horse and buggy.Combined with passive safety features like airbags, these are all designed to help prevent crashes, or reduce the likelihood of injury in a collision.Read more: The 10 nastiest cruise ships of all time
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Microsoft is most responsible for the advent of the modern 2-in-1 in which laptops can morph from clamshell to tablet and a couple of modes in between.That makes the company’s refreshed Surface Laptop 2 an odd bird when compared to a 2-in-1 like the HP Spectre x360 13.Look at the Spectre x360 from just about any angle, and you’ll see a resemblance to a finely cut jewel.The aluminum chassis and Alcantara fabric on the keyboard deck come in one of four colors: Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, and Black.You won’t find fault with either of these laptop’s build quality.They both sport rigid aluminum chassis with virtually no flexing or bending.
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Whether you listen to music through terrestrial FM, digital satellite, MP3, CD, DVD-Audio, or even lossless high-resolution files like FLAC, or DSD, the original recording was probably created in stereo, that familiar, two-channel mix of sound that has been with us for decades.Dolby says it has created an entirely new recording format for its popular Dolby Atmos 3D-sound format, called Dolby Atmos Music, which goes way beyond two-channel stereo.You may already be aware of Dolby Atmos for movies and TV shows — if not, we have a great explainer and a detailed how-to guide — but Dolby Atmos Music is its own beast.But that same recording technique can be used with music for a similar result: Total sonic immersion.But Atmos Music isn’t a conversion of stereo into multichannel surround — it’s a scratch-made recording that utilizes these extra channels in a whole new way.It’s an unprecedented degree of control for producers, and much like the 3D effect in movies, it might feel jarring or even cheesy if it were executed in a ham-fisted way.
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Lyft is deploying a new electric scooter model that is built for sharing.The new scooters have arrived in Denver, bringing with them hot pink wheels and a high-contrast Lyft logo.Riders will enjoy a number of improvements to the design, including a wider base, improved durability, and longer-lasting batteries.This is the first time Lyft scooters have featured pink wheels, making them easier to spot.Lyft, as with a number of other companies, has deployed electric scooters in multiple big cities as an on-demand alternative to cars and buses.Riders can find and rent one of these scooters using the company’s mobile app, providing them with a faster-than-walking way to go a couple blocks at a fairly inexpensive rate.
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Really, if one of the Stranger Things kids was more likely than the others to play tricks on his friends, it would have to be Dustin, right?So it's fitting that Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, will be hosting a hidden-camera prank show on Netflix later this year.The show is called Prank Encounters, Deadline reports, and Matarazzo, 16, will host and executive produce the show.Netflix has ordered eight episodes, Deadline says.The show sounds like Candid Camera meets Punk'd meets Undercover Boss, as it's set in the workplace.Each episode focuses on two strangers who each think they're starting their first day at a new job, and then the pranking starts.
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Delta has never flown the Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been grounded worldwide in the wake of two crashes that killed 346 people in Ethiopia and Indonesia.But Delta still wants to assure people that Boeing’s problems aren’t a big deal, judging by the discussion that Delta CEO Ed Bastian had at the Code Conference in the US state of Arizona on Tuesday.“Any form of mobility, the US aviation market is the safest, so I think it speaks to the fact that this was truly a one off, in my opinion.”“A one off?” Recode Editor-at-Large Kara Swisher asked with some amazement.There’s certainly going to be lessons learned.We don’t know all the facts yet.
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The green industry in the United States is comprised of production and wholesale nurseries and wholesale/retail distribution centers, as well as related marketing interests.There is substantial evidence that marketing efforts, in all business sectors, deter the decline to a significant extent, and online advertising is viewed as another dimension for businesses trying to reach more potential customers for a low to moderate investment.Technology-based marketing has become a much more advantageous avenue for products and services to reach customers--not bound to their area, state, region, or even to their country.Researchers Ariana Torres, Susan Barton, and Bridget Behe initiated a study from a national survey of plant producers and retailers to investigate the business and managerial characteristics that influence the decision to adopt online strategies among green industry firms.The results of this investigation are published in the article "Evaluating the Business and Owner Characteristics Influencing the Adoption of Online Advertising Strategies in the Green Industry" as found in the open-access journal HortTechnology, published by The American Society for Horticultural Science.Yet, green industry firms struggle to integrate online advertising into their existing advertising strategy.
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The US Justice Department is getting close to approving T-Mobile's $26 billion merger with Sprint if the companies agree to sell multiple assets to help create a new wireless carrier, according to The New York Times.The paper reports that three unnamed sources close to the DOJ have said the agency could approve the deal as soon as next week, so long as a new nationwide phone carrier can be created to ensure sufficient competition in the wireless market.T-Mobile and Sprint have already struck a deal with the Federal Communications Commission to sell off Sprint's prepaid brand Boost Mobile in exchange for the agency's blessing.The FCC and the DOJ must each sign off on the deal.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has already said he'd support the merger if the companies agreed to sell Boost and if they make other commitments, such as meeting build-out requirements for 5G wireless service.In addition to the Boost sale, the DOJ is also asking T-Mobile and Sprint to divest wireless spectrum, according to the Times.
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Although Intel is putting up a brave fight on the CPU front, challenging AMD to “come meet us in real-world gaming,” there’s no denying that AMD has everyone’s attention with its upcoming line of Ryzen 3000 CPUs.They’re expected to steal the performance crown from Intel for the first time in more than a decade.But the red team isn’t done yet.Following shortly after its mainstream 12-core Ryzen 3900X in July, and the monstrous 16-core, Ryzen 3950X in September, we’ve now heard tell that Ryzen 3000 Threadripper chips are coming before the end of the year.At AMD’s Next Horizon gaming event at E3, which saw the official unveiling of its full Ryzen 3000 product line and the new RX 5700 Navi-based graphics cards, we saw how top Ryzen chips compare to Intel’s HEDT CPUs.Not only did it claim that its $500 Ryzen 3900X could compete against Intel’s 9900K in gaming, AMD suggested that it was faster in multi-threaded workloads than Intel’s $1,200 9920X CPU.
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Cable-company spending on network equipment is dropping as major providers like Comcast and Charter finish up their nationwide DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts.Equipment vendors that sell to cable companies such as Arris/CommScope and Casa Systems are reporting drops in cable-related revenue.Light Reading detailed the situation this week:Total cable access network-related revenues plummeted 38 percent in Q1 2019, to $275 million, versus the year-ago period, driven by a "strong slowdown" on capacity purchases by MSOs and an ongoing delay in deployments of new distributed access architectures, according to new data from Dell'Oro.Cable companies will certainly continue investing in their networks and customer equipment, but cable-company suppliers are reporting spending declines."[T]he recent, significant declines in capital spending by certain cable providers is having a pronounced impact on Arris," CommScope's first-quarter earnings announcement said, referring to its subsidiary that sells DOCSIS 3.1 equipment and other network gear.
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The New York office of Mindshare US has recently instituted an internal lab that uses neurological data to measure consumer responses to advertising.Called NeuroLab, the unit uses brain activity detected from electroencephalograms (EEGS) and galvanic skin response technology (which measures changes in sweat gland activity) to get a deeper sense of how advertising resonates with people.This data will be supplemented with implicit bias testing and quantitative survey responses.According to Joe Maceda, chief instigation officer at Mindshare US, NeuroLab will help the media company inform strategies and tactics for plans going to market.It will also be used to conduct general research to help elevate the work of the agency at large.“For example, we recently used it to test which type of environments and content genres were best suited for a brand’s message, which will inform our placement selections,” he said.
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And it was super cool.The building I'd been directed to had been remade to look like an old video game shop, filled with now-antique game consoles like '90s favorites the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Genesis, and racks of game cartridges to go with them.The "clerk" signed me in on a tablet, which seemed out of place in this historical re-creation.Settling down in front of a TV, I started playing Doom Eternal, id Software's upcoming sequel to the '90s-era blood-and-guts smash hit that has players running around exterminating demons.But I wasn't playing on a Microsoft Xbox, a Sony PlayStation or a Nintendo Switch.I was playing over the internet, courtesy of Google's upcoming Stadia service, which promises to let you stream games just like millions of people stream Netflix and HBO shows every day.
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The Mars 2020 rover is starting to look like it could tackle the Red Planet.The intrepid vehicle is in the assembly phase (you can watch NASA build it live) and the team is rightfully proud of the work.So it's no surprise NASA workers snapped a heartwarming selfie to mark a major step in the build process.The team attached the rover's remote sensing mast in early June.NASA released a photo of the workers in full "bunny-suit" protective gear while holding up a phone to capture a selfie.The mast gives the rover the appearance of having a neck and head, which makes this selfie choice all the more adorable.
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The Huawei export ban has claimed another victim.The embattled Chinese company told CNBC that it is now delaying perhaps its most anticipated product, the $2,600 Mate X foldable smartphone.Huawei cancelled a laptop launch just a few days ago, in fact.The Mate X was originally scheduled for the middle of the year, with a rumored launch this month, but now CNBC reports that the Mate X launch will be delayed until September.Huawei has not shown the capability to launch anything since the export ban went into effect."Huawei’s spokesperson said that even with the blacklisting, it is 'confident' it can deliver this device to consumers," the report states.
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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.On Friday, Adobe launched a new feature called Technology Previews to its popular Adobe Analytics product, which will allow customers to test out new artificial intelligence features while Adobe gathers feedback.By giving customers the option to test out these features, customers can access Adobe's latest analytics technology, while Adobe can work on improving its algorithms.Building software is one thing, but figuring out if it actually solves the users' needs is quite another, and it can be a huge drain on time and energy.On Friday, Adobe Analytics — the $130 billion tech giant's tool for measuring how people actually use your products — announced a new feature called Technology Previews, which gives access to cutting-edge new features powered by Adobe's AI technology Adobe Sensei.With Technology Previews, customers can choose to try out new AI-powered data analytics features, but only if they want, and provide feedback on how to make it better.
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The $349 SharkNinja Ion S87 and $199 Eufy Robovac 11S are examples of products with this style of navigation.Sadly that results in incomplete floor coverage.Spots in tight places (corners, table and chair legs) get lots of repeat attention.Open areas, however, are likely vacuumed once (or perhaps not at all) since the robot travels in a straight line until it detects something in its path.When company is due to arrive in 45 minutes, or other time-limited situations, that's a problem.VSLAM also calculates the vacuum's relative position in a room in real time, letting the bot create a map as it cleans.
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The image is hard to look at now without crying: a thick red scar, carved across Gabriele Grunewald’s midriff as she flies around the track.At first it looks like it shouldn’t be there; perhaps it’s just an out-of-place shadow.But soon it becomes obvious what it truly is: a symbol of perseverance and pain.The diagnosis was adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer that, she learned from Google, probably gave her five years to live.We all live with a death sentence.As she would say in later interviews, she realized she had just three things to do with the time she had left: spend time with the people she loved, run as well as she could, and try to help find a cure for her disease.
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“I don’t think it’s a ‘versus’; I think it’s an ‘and,'” said Mark Singer, principal at Deloitte Digital.The not-quite-new kids in townThis year, Accenture, which has partnered with Cannes Lions for a number of years, created said “Digital Doggy Bags,” a series of comprehensive overviews of the week’s content.Deloitte Digital, on the other hand, produced a “goal house” around sustainable development goals with various charitable organizations and NGOs and, as the festival’s official sustainability partner, has sponsored a giveaway of reusable water bottles that can be filled at fountains throughout Cannes to eliminate single-use plastic waste at the festival.IBM iX will use its AI program Watson to help festival-goers find specific topics within Cannes’ many panels and speeches.Accenture's Cannes submissions went from around 150 in 2018 to 500 in 2019, and Deloitte's increased fourfold to 202.
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Authorities in China have arrested a man after he reportedly stole electricity from an oil well to mine Bitcoin.The arrest was made after the police received a phone call from Daqing Oilfield, located in Haerken district (Tsitsihar, China) on May 28th.According to a local media report, the man laid an electricity cable through a fish pond to steal the power from the oil well.In order to verify the claims, the police used a drone to conduct an airborne investigation and eventually discovered a small metal mining rig containing 20 Bitcoin mining machines.Overall, the damage caused to the company amounts to $7,013.52 (48,560 yuan) but it’s not known how much Bitcoin the man was able to mine.The investigation is still ongoing so it’s still unclear whether the alleged thief will pay for the damages or will be charged with theft.
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