Seattle reverses controversial tax Amazon opposed, just a month after approving it

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In an embarrassing and mystifying about-face, the Seattle City Council has repealed a tax it handed unanimously just a month in the past that might require massive firms to pay a mounted quantity per worker; the cash would have been used to fight homelessness. Amazon was essentially the most high-profile ...

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The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 48: Computex 2018

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Wrapping up Computex 2018 with discussions about AMD’s Threadripper 2 with 32 cores, Intel’s new restricted version Core i7-8086Okay, and that basically odd 28-core 5 GHz demo the place Intel forgot to say it was overclocked. Also some dialogue on one of the best of the remainder of the present, ...

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The Microsoft Launcher for Android now lets you track your children’ whereabouts

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Microsoft is launching an replace to its Android launcher right this moment that provides mother and father the flexibility to track their children’ location. This is one out of quite a few parent- and kid-focused bulletins the corporate made right this moment. Others embody the flexibility to dam websites in ...

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UK report warns DeepMind Health could gain ‘excessive monopoly power’

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DeepMind’s foray into digital well being companies continues to lift considerations. The newest worries are voiced by a panel of exterior reviewers appointed by the Google-owned AI firm to report on its operations after its preliminary data-sharing preparations with the U.Okay.’s National Health Service (NHS) bumped into a serious public controversy ...

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Google brings offline neural machine translations for 59 languages to its Translate app

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Currently, when the Google Translate apps for iOS and Android has entry to the web, its translations are far superior to these it produces when it’s offline. That’s as a result of the offline translations are phrase-based, that means they use an older machine translation method than the machine learning-powered methods ...

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Facebook’s longtime head of policy and comms steps down

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A distinguished determine that helped form Facebook public notion over the course of the final decade is on the way in which out. In a Facebook put up right this moment, Elliot Schrage, vice chairman of communications and public policy, introduced his departure. Schrage joined the corporate in 2008 after ...

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Ultimate World Cup 2018 opening ceremony: holograms and ball-kicking bots

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When it involves the World Cup, there’s just one factor extra lovely than the attractive recreation itself, and that’s the opening ceremony. Before all eyes flip to Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo on the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, we’ll be transfixed by the opening extravaganza at Moscow’s Luzhniki ...

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Didi will resume late night Hitch rides, but only allow drivers to pick up passengers of the same sex

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Didi Chuxing’s inter-city carpooling service will resume night operations on a restricted foundation a few month after a feminine passenger was allegedly murdered by an unregistered driver who accessed the platform utilizing his father’s account. Called Didi Hitch, the service will return on June 15 with new security measures, together ...

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GIGABYTE Aorus PCIe x16 M.2: For Four NVMe Drives, X399 Compatible

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Everyone has spare NVMe SSDs, proper? Or maybe customers wish to purchase 4 of them? Intel was on a giant push not too long ago with its latest 380 GB Intel Optane 905P SSD, with a lot of the principal motherboard and system distributors exhibiting them in motion. To date ...

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The Vivo Nex phone ditches the notch and goes bezel-free with a pop-up selfie cam and smart screen

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How we scoffed when Apple revealed the ‘all screen’ iPhone X as if it hoped no-one would discover the notch. Android units have subsequently (and bafflingly) clamoured to repeat Apple’s design, however Vivo Nex (about £580) as a substitute embraces the spirit of the thought, going correctly all screen. Well, ...

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