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Global Technology News for 21 Oct 2019

Pixel 4's face unlock isThis should've been available out of the box. What you need to know Google will update the Pixel 4's face unlock feature to require eye detection. The feature will be available via a software update... that will be rolled out in the coming months. Face unlock is the only biometric authentication system available on the Pixel 4, with the phone lacking a fingerprint sensor. Google introduced an IR-based face unlock system on the Pixel 4 that's claimed to be just as secure as a fingerprint sensor. Google is so confident in its abilities that it doesn't offer a traditional fingerprint sensor on the Pixel 4 as a result. However, reviewers soon found that face unlock works even with eyes closed, unlike other IR-based systems. That understandably led toa lot of consternation, and Google has now...
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Dark Mode in iOS 13 proven toA test by YouTube channel PhoneBuff revealed just how much battery may be saved by activating Dark Mode on an iPhone XS.
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Sony Xperia Android 10 couldSony hasn’t exactly been in the smartphone news recently and when it does, it’s almost not in a good light. The company once held a very favorable position among Android fans for its design,... cameras, and commitment to open source Android and modding. All of those have practically disappeared over time and, despite its almost vanilla Android experience, it is …
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How your brain protects youThank you, brain.
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Samsung is shutting down its Linux on DeX projects after only 11 months.
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"Weather" in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle, according to a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge....
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Many hearing implants won't help people with inner ear damage or auditory nerve problems, but the brainstem implants that do frequently do an incomplete job. Soon, however, there might be a far better... solution. Researchers have designed a conformab...
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The Digital Transformation Agency has opened its hardware marketplace to sellers, covering enterprise storage, network equipment, and data cabling.
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Facebook is willing to reverse course on its plans to tie its digital currency project to a synthetic currency tied to a basket of global currencies. Reuters is reporting that Facebook’s head of the... Libra project, David Marcus, told a group of bankers that the company’s main goal was to create a better payments system […]
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Air Force reviewing Boeing'sWGS program and Boeing leaders are preparing for an upcoming "system requirements review." SpaceNews.com
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Find Out What Words Were FirstThe year I was born was the year that "fist bump" was first used in print.
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Become an AutoCAD ace and launch your design career

Android Authority - 21 Oct 2019 00:00
Become an AutoCAD ace andLearn how to navigate the design waters in AutoCAD. This software is trusted by pros and you can start training for $19.99.
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Timex Celebrates Space HistoryTimex has bridged the divide between sea and space with its new tribute to the U.S. space program and the first moon landing. The American watch company has debuted a new vintage-inspired diver-style... timepiece that features NASA's retired logotype.
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Two from MIT elected to theSangeeta Bhatia and Richard Young recognized for their contributions to "advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health."
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Are You Morally Obligated toShould you ever tell someone that you've stashed a smart speaker, camera, or display in your home somewhere? If the person lives with you, absolutely. If you're having some friends over, though, is... this overkill? Do you have a responsibility to let people know, or are you making a mountain out of a (smart) molehill?
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GAS7 protein allows cells to eat

Science Daily - 21 Oct 2019 15:39
Phagocytosis can be viewed as a primitive immune system used by all cells. When a pathogen is near the cell, the cell membrane will deform to engulf the pathogen and dispose of it. Researchers have... found that a two-dimensional sheet formed by the protein GAS7 is critical for this process, identifying through crystallography and microscopy two key hydrophilic loops in the protein.
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The popular online multi-player game is facing backlash from users.
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When you're buying and shooting with vintage cameras, you're also taking with you decades worth of fascinating history. If you're really lucky, you might come across cameras used by famous... photographers, limited edition models, and even those used for NASA spaceflights. You'll be even luckier if you have the $$$ to afford them. Or, you may simply find one with a really heartwarming personal history, like this Pentax Spotmatic that Brisbane-based Daimon Wright found and recently wrote about on Reddit.
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At the Center forEstablished by distinguished sociologist Jeanne Guillemin, the endowment will provide financial support for women at MIT pursuing a PhD in international affairs.
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How to Come Up With New IdeasMost people can't really innovate, says Hartmut Esslinger, founder of frog design. He and his company (now celebrating fifty years in business) helped design Apple's portable computers, Sony's... Walkman, and many websites, apps, gadgets, and high-end medical and dental equipment. These are his principles of innovation.
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The RF 24-70mm F2.8 isn't a showstopper like the RF 28-70mm F2. But it's a lens that will appeal to a lot of EOS R photographers, with its bright, constant aperture covering a handy zoom range, and... weather-sealing to help keep it protected from the elements. It became available at the end of September along with the nearly-identical RF 15-35mm F2.8, further expanding the range of options for full-frame Canon mirrorless shooters. We snagged some time with the lens during what's likely to be some of the last nice weather of the season - take a look. See our Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8 sample gallery
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Olympus just announced the E-M5 III, the newest in its E-M5 line of enthusiast Micro Four Thirds cameras. In this hands-on preview, Chris and Jordan ask, "Who's it for?" Also, subscribe to our YouTube... channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Introduction Autumn photography in Canada Similarities to the E-M1 II Handling Design Displays Compared to the E-M1 X High resolution mode Image stabilization Video features Compared to the E-M1 II Compared to the Panasonic G9 Who is it for? Sample gallery from this episode
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This Christian Rock Record IsThe nine-line BASIC program was hidden in the run-out groove of a Prodigal record for 35 years until a YouTuber uncovered it over the weekend.
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Ronald D Moore talks about'Battlestar Galactica' creator Ron Moore has planned out seven seasons for 'For All Mankind,' and revealed why he chose to rewrite NASA history for it.
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Google to Fix HEIC Photo Backup 'Bug'

The Mac Observer - 21 Oct 2019 14:28
Google to Fix HEIC PhotoRedditor u/stephenvsawyer found that HEIC photos were given unlimited backups to Google Photos because they are smaller than JPGs. If Google tried to compress them the files would actually get bigger,... which would be a waste of storage space. But Google calls it a bug and says it will fix it. However, what that means remains unclear. Would Google start charging for HEIC images stored in Photos, even if they’re small and don’t take up much space? Would it forcibly re-convert those pics to compressed JPEG, or compress them further under the HEIC format? And will the fix apply to all HEIC images or just iPhones? I’m not sure how Google will fix it unless they just check if the file extension is .HEIC and arbitrarily limit these files (arbitrary since converting them would increase their...
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