Did you miss MWC? Microsoft has a highlight reel to catch you up

Mobile World Congress has wrapped up in Barcelona, Spain and now we’re left to sort through the torrent of information that came out of the event. There were countless announcements made for all manner of mobile news, with new phones taking center stage in the midst of the chaos. Microsoft was prominent at the event, with several things to reveal. There wn Joyce has been named coach of Salford City new development squad.Joyce took control of United’s second string between 2008 and 2016, before going on to manager Wigan Athletic and Melbourne City’s senior sides.The 54-yearcontent_img-old returned to England earas the unveiling of the Lumia 640XL, a mid-range device that qualifies as a “phablet” with its 5.7 inch screen. It even comes with a 13 MP rear camera, a feature that the Lumia line is famous for. It’s a step up from the Lumia 640, which is a scaled down version. The screen is still large at 5 inches, while the rear camera is a solid 8MP. Both phones are expected to be available soon via AT&T.Microsoft was of course not the sole focus of the show — almost every hardware maker was at the venue to discuss its offerings, including the big Samsung reveal of the latest version of its top-selling Galaxy line, the S6, to name just one. However, if you’re interested in what Microsoft had to say then look no himself back to his best.Lingard says he feels sharp and “back to myself” after playing a key role in United’s wins against Tottenham and Manchester City.”I feel good, I feel back to myself, I feel fit, I feel sharp,” he said. “I love working for thefurther than the highlight video the company released. See the best of the show in a svelte one minute and 15 seconds.  /

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Apple iCloud working once again in Windows 10 October 2018 Update

The latest feature update for Windows 10 — the October 2018 Update, aka Windows 10 1809 — has resulted in chaos for at Manchester United star Aaron Wan-Bissaka is working hard on his attacking output.Wan-Bissaka has been superb since arriving at the Red Devils this summer from Crystal Palace.His attacking input has received some criticism at times this season, but lot of users. The list of problems with the OS is very long, and diverse.One of the issues was to do with with shared albums, as well as preventing new installations. If that’s a problem you’ve experienced, there’s some good news — it’s now been fixed. According to Microsoft:Apple has released an updated version of iCloud for Windows (version 7.8.1) that resolves compatibility issues encountered when updating or syncing Shared Albums after updating to Windows 10, version 1809.We recommend that you update your iCloud for Windows to version 7.8.1 when prompted before attempting to upgrade to Windows 10, version 1809. You can also manually download the latest version of iCloud for Windows at There are still quite a few more Windows 1content_img0 problems awaiting a solution, but as of today at lNice coach Patrick Vieira has left the door open to a return to Arsenal.Vieira is being linked with the Gunners after the sacking of Unai Emery.And he said yesterday: “I never said that I wanted to leave OGC Nice. “There are things that I do not control. Maybe one day, I’ll be fired. But as I do not control what is said, I prefer to focus on my team and the game.”Vieira is tied to Nice until 2021.east this one can be crossed off the list. /

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Ethereum price rises above $300

The value of the , and Ethereum was among the most affected players. From a , it went all the way down to the $130s a couple of weeks ago. The second most-valuable cryptocurrency has been slowly regaining lost ground since, however.Ethereum is nowhere near its peak price yet, unlike Bitcoin, which has managed to go over $3,500 for the first time yesterday, but its recovery is encouraging — Ethereum traded again above the $300 mark today. The last time that the price of Ethereum was over $300 was on June 30, when it peaked at around $315, according to . On July 16, it reached its lowest price since May 22 (when it traded for just over $152) — $133; the daily average was just over $150.At its peak, Ethereum’s market cap was just over $35 billion. Today it stands at $27.7 billion. Still, its lead over the third most-valuable cryptocurrenc an interest in his players’ lives is key to his man-management success.The 52-year-old claims he is very open with his squad as they know almost everything about his family as well as his motivations and he always shows genuine interest about their y is huge, with over $20.7 billion separating it and Ripple. , which briefly took Ripple’s place on the podium earlier this monthAtletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says Manu Sanchez deserved his debut in victory over Osasuna.Sanchez did well, which pleased his boss.”I loved him,” he said.”It’s not easy. He’s young, growing and has been working a lot with us.”He has to keep growicontent_imgng and today was an important moment for his career.”Today Juanfran said goodbye and another debuted, someone new was born.”, is down to $5.3 billion today, with a trading price of $322.Bitcoin has lost a bit of its edge since , as the price is now back around $3,300. Its market cap is $54.5 billion, a few billions off the $55.6 billion it was worth yesterday.The whole cryptocurrency market is valued at $120.26 billion today.

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Google announces latest round of government takedowns

By now you know the routinwill replace fellow LeoVegas-owned betting brand Royal Panda as shirt sponsor of Queens Park Rangers’ after the latter pulled out of the UK market, reports, /.The Championship club’s shirt will now be rebranded for the remainder of the 2019/20 seasone, though none of us really seems to understand what we should think of it. We all have opinions of course, but I’ll refrain from repeating the old adage about those. In the end, we can only report what the companies reveal to us, and that most recent unveiling comes from Google.The latest Transparency Report reveals the notices the search giant received during the period spanning January through June of this year. The numbers are not particularly encouraging — Google says it has received “3,846 government requests to remove 24,737 pieces of content”. The company also states that this number represents a substantial increase over 2012, rising by a staggering 68-percent. “Over the past four years, one worrying trend has remained consistent: governments continue to ask us to remove political content. Judges have asked us to remove information that’s critical of them, police departments want us to take down videos or blogs that s titles this season.Chelsea have won just one of their first four league games, losing 4-0 to Manchester United on the opening day and were held by newly-promoted Sheffield United, at home, in the last match.”I think Chelsea can win some tcontent_imgitles this hine a light on their conduct, and local institutions like town councils don’t want people to be able to find information about their decision-making processes. These officials often cite defamation, privacy and even copyright laws in attempts to remove political speech from our services. In this particular reporting period, we received 93 requests to take down government criticism and removed content in response to less than one third of them. Four of the requests were submitted as copyright claims” writes Google legal director Susan Infantino.It’s certainly a trend we didn’t want to see, but also comes as little surprise. What may get your attention is the fact that this isn’t all US-based. While the nation may be monopolizing government scandals at the moment, Google notes that there has been a marked increase in requests from Turkey and Russia, the latter thanks to a new law enacted within the nation.Details on any of this are scant, thanks to laws preventing such revelations. So, we cannot be sure as to why any of these requests were made, and only assume that it’s a mix of national security and simple copyright infringement, with that second being decidedly behind the first, at least in the perception of those sending the notices.  /

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Chrome 32 gains tab indicators, automatic blocking of malware files

Google has released for Windows, Mac and Linux, a worthwhile update with a gmer from former club Real Madrid.The 2018/19 season was a disaster at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, prompting the Frenchman’s return, and Mourinho is expecting big changes in the market.”They’ve changed their coach and will surely make an important ood mix of new and extended features.Chrome’s tabs can now include indicator icons to let you know when they’re playing audio, using your webcam or being cast to your TV. And so the next time a Flash video ad kicks in, you’ll be able to see at a glance where the noise is coming from. If Chrome 32 detects that you’re downloading a malicious file then it will now block it and display an alert.Windows 8′s Modern UI Chrome has gained an app launcher, making it easier to access Chrome apps and other Chrome windows.Elsewhere, there are new app and extension content_imgAPIs, various performance improvements, and eleven security fixes.The covers a few notable problems, too, including “Trackpad users may not be able to scroll horizontally”, “Chrome conflicts with Norton Software including Identity Safe” and “Using Nvidia’s Stereot turn results around.Pellegrini is believed to have saved his job with Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Southampton.However, the club are still considering bringing in a new man on a short-term contract until the end of the season.The Independent are reporscopic 3D feature turns Chrome pink” (turn 3D off to restore the normal color scheme). is available now.

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UK software engineer salaries lag behind those in the US

London has long been a global tech hub, but a new study indicates that salaries for software engineers in the UK capital are lagging behind those of major tech centers in the US.The study of salary data from tech marketplace shows that, compared to San Francisco and Necontent_imgw York, UK companies actually offer the lowest average salaries for software engineers. When adjusted for cost of living, an engineer earning an average salary in San Francisco would make the trouble after their 0-0 draw with Bournemouth.The Hornets remain at the bottom of the Premier League after failing to win at the 10th attempt this season.Sanchez Flores admits his side’s goal tally is not good enough with just five to their name to equivalent of £86,000 ($130,000) a year, while an engineer earning an average salary in New York would make an equivalent of £81,000. By contrast, in London the average developer salary is £54,000 a year, making San Francisco and New York salaries are 37 percent higher and 33 percent higher respectively.”Our data science team spent many hours digging into this information to find out not only how different tech hubs like New York, San Francisco and London stack up against one another in terms of salary, but also how that translates into quality of life in those markets”, says Lindsey Scott, Director of Communications writing on the . “While most people know that software engineer salaries are particularly high in San Francisco, they often don’t fully understand how the cost of living impacts those figures”. Perhaps unsurprisingly the data reveals that, generally speaking, the larger the company the greater the salary offered. For early stage startups that can’t compete with larger companies on salary, perks like flexible working hours or the ability to work remotely are an important part of the overall package to help attract candidates. Many of the companies featured in the report cite additional perks, with 18 percent offer City hero Craig Bellamy was furious with former Manchester United midfielder Nicky Butt during Vincent Kompany’s testimonial.Bellamy was hacked down by Butt late in the first half – and the former City star was furious.The Welshman shouted at Uniteding flexible working hours, while 16 percent free lunches.The report also shows that although London businesses are hiring talent in the UK, they are also very willing to recruit from across Europe. Some 28 percent of UK job placements were from other parts of Europe or from the US, with San Francisco-based candidates receiving the highest number of offers from London companies. European candidates were drawn primarily from Spain, Sweden, and France.More information can be found in the which is available to download from the Hired site.: /

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IBM and Visa want your IoT devices to double as point of sale terminals

IBM and Visa want every Internet-connected device you own to be its own point of sale. The two companies announced the industry’s first collaboration to achieve this, through IBM’s Watson for IoT platform and Visa’s token technology.Visa is currently powering 60 percent of the entire world’s payments and IBM’s Watson really needs no particular introduction. For examplethe Premier League.The Mirror says Coutinho’s desperation to return to England has sparked interest from FOUR top Premier League sides.Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs have all enquired about the Brazilian midfielder’s availability at th, you could be using your car to pay for gas. No cash, no cards, no phones. Or, your running sneakers could be able to purchase you new ones, when these sense they can no longer be used.”IoT is literally changing the world around us, whether it’s allowing businesses to achieve unimaginable levels of efficiency or enabling a washing machine to ensure we never run out of detergent. And behind this transformation are companies like Visa and technologies like IBM’s Watson IoT platform,” says Harriet Green, general manager, IBM Watson IoT.”This combination of IBM’s industry leading IoT technologies with Visa payment services, signifies the next defining moment in commerce by allowing payments on any connected object, with new levels of simplicity and convenience for everyone.”In short, here’s how it should work. Visa uses its token sharing architecture, tying a device to IBM’s cloud infrastructure. The Token Service gives information from the payment card a unique digital ID. IBM’s IoT cloud would then haing went under the knife last week on a tendon problem in his right quadriceps and is expected to be sidelined until at least January.Silva told the Liverpool Echo: “He is an optimist.”But, of course, the injury is not a good thing. I spoke with befondle the tokens and connect them to different dcontent_imgevices.”The Internet of Things is not only driving a more connected world, it’s changing the way we live, shop and pay, by moving data and the point-of-sale to wherever the consumer wants it to be,” says Jim McCarthy, executive vice president, innovation and strategic partnerships, Visa.”With the power of Watson’s cognitive technologies and IBM’s leadership in IoT and security, they are the ideal partner to help us deliver secure payments to ‘virtually anywhere’ and on the enormous scale of the IoT.”Published under license from ITProPortal.com, a Future plc Publication. All rights reserved. /

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Ever wondered how much time you spend staring at screens?

You’ve probably never given any thought to exactly how much time you spenr to be naming coach of Inter Milan.Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio has reported Conte will be announced as the new Inter coach over the next few days.Indeed, it’s suggested the former Chelsea boss will be part of the Inter delegation to attendd gazing, gawping, glowering and glaring at screens on a daily basis — but with TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones being such a major part ard to commit to a new contract.Bayern Munich were confident of lacontent_imgnding the Chelsea flyer to replace Arjen Robben on the wing at the Allianz Arena.But Hudson-Odoi, preparing for England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro today, said: “I had oof our lives, you probably won’t be surprised to hear it’s a lot.Virtual meetings specialist was curious to find out exactly how much time the average person spends a day looking at various screens and has created an infographic which reveals the shocking (or, depending on your viewpoint, not so shocking) results.The graphic pulls information from a variety of sources, including eMarketer, The Huffington Post and Gartner, and plots the average number of hours spent each day looking at a laptop/desktop, smartphone/tablet, TV, and “other”. It shows that while the television is still hugely popular, computer use overtook it last year, and smartphones and tablets are rising fast. Almost 50 percent of screen time is devoted to entertainment, with streaming video viewership growing by 50 percent last year. 51 percent of Americans say they watch at least one streaming video a week.The Screen Fiends infographic also breaks down what we’re doing online, with social networking (20 percent), email (18 percent) and online video (13 percent) accounting for the top three slots.So just how much time do we spend in front of screens? According to the results it’s a staggering 12 hours a day. And if you factor in the eight hours sleep we’re supposed to get, that leaves just four hours a day when we’re using our eyes to look at the world around us.Of course the results likely don’t take into account that we’re frequently looking at tablets or mobiles at the same time as watching TV — meaning it would be wrong to simply add up the time on each device to come up with a grand total — but even so most of us now spend more time staring at screens than we do sleeping.Do you think you spend 12 hours a day looking at screens? Is it more/less? Reveal all in the comments below./

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Microsoft employees use open letter to urge company not to get involved in JEDI military project

Last week, Google said that it had concerns about the use of AI in the US Department of Defense’s JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) project, and as such it would .Now Microsoft employees have published an open letter expressing their concerns about JEDI, the secrecy it is shrouded in, and the potential for it to cause harm or human suffering. The letter has a simple message: “Microsoft, don’t bid on JEDI”. The letter — which is simply “signed by employees of Microsoft” — says: “We joined Microsoft to create a positive impact on people and society, with the expectation that the technologies we build will not cause harm or human suffering. Tuesday’s blog post serves as a public declaration of Microsoft’s intent to bid on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract –  a contract that represents a $10 billion project to build cloud services for the Department of Defense. The contract is massive in scope and shrouded in secrecy, which makes it nearly impossible to know what we as workers would be building”.The authors of the letter go on to say that they, and many other Microsoft employees do not believe that “what we build should be used for waging war”. With the Department of Defense saying of JEDI “this program is truly about increasing the lethality of our department”, it is easy to see why there is discontent. asks that Microsoft take notice of the views of its employees just like Google, Amazon and others took notice of theirs:Like those who took action at Google, Salesforce, and Amazon, we ask all employees of tech companies to ask how your work will be used, where it will be applied, and act according to your principles.Recently, Google exetriker Kiko Macheda has spectacularly rebuilt his career in Greece.The 28 year-old centre-forward is playing the best football of his career with Athens giants Panathinaikos.Macheda is the second top goalscorer in the Super League with 12 goals and hcutives made clear that they will not use artificial intelligence “for weapons, illegal surveillance, and technologies that cause overall harm”. This was only after thousands of Google workcontent_imgers spoke out in the name of ethics and human rights. On Tuesdaaishawn Redan.Bundesliga trio Wolfsburg, Mainz and Schalke are all keen to snap up striker Redan, one of Holland’s brightest prospects with a near goal-a-game record for his country at youth level, says the Chelsea-youngster-Daishawn-Redan-wanted-triy, the company withdrew from the JEDI bidding war, since they “couldn’t be assured that it would align with [their] AI Principles”, principles they put in place in response to sustained employee pressure. With a large number of workers vocally opposed, executives were left with no choice but to pull out of the bid.It goes on to pose a couple of questions to Microsoft:So we ask, what are Microsoft’s AI Principles, especially regarding the violent application of powerful AI technology? How will workers, who build and maintain these services in the first place, know whether our work is being used to aid profiling, surveillance, or killing?The employees say that Microsoft risks betraying its own principles if it gets involved with JEDI. They ask that the company is not drawn by the allure of short-term profits and instead stands “by its own ethical compass”.The letter concludes by saying:Hundreds of employees within Microsoft have voiced ethical concerns regarding the company’s ongoing contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in which the company provides “mission-critical” Azure cloud computing services that have enabled ICE to enact violence and terror on families at the border and within the United States. Despite our objections, the contract remains in place. Microsoft’s decision to pursue JEDI reiterates the need for clear ethical guidelines, accountability, transparency, and oversight.Microsoft, don’t bid on JEDI. /

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NooG is a compact web search bar for your PC desktop

is a lightweight internet search bar for the Windows desktop.We watched the installation process closely, because this is just the kind of app to trash your system with a pile of adware, but no — the entire program is under 2MB in size, nothing intrusive at all. The interface is just as compact, a tiny 452 x 35-pixel search bar which remains on top of other desktop windows for easy access.Basicarri had started the game with the 4-3-3 he made his trademark at Napoli and Chelsea, but moved to a 4-3-1-2 at Juventus – similar to the Empoli model.He stated, “Maybe people thought I was dumb… They just had to pay attention. I started with a operations work as you expect. Type a keyword or two into the search bar, press Enter or hit the Search button, and your default browser should appear with the results of a Google search.Run another search and a new tab appears in the same window, with the relevant resuy against Tottenham.The Times says Abraham is expected to be fit after overcoming an ankle knock. The Chelsea striker missed his side’s 2-0 defeat by Manchester United on Monday but he has been in full training ahead of Saturday’s clash at Stamford Blts.If you don’t want to use Google, clicking the right-hand Menu button followed by “Search Engine” gives you three options: Google, Bing or Wikipedia.Alternatively, disable the “Compact” display and the interface provides the option to select a different engine for every search.The interface is a little odd, in places. That down arrow to the right of the address bar doesn’t display a list of recent searches, for instance, as you’d expect: instead it opens an Advanced Search dialog.Still, these extra settings do give you vastly more control over the search, with options covering language, file type, time period, country, site-specific searching, even the browscontent_imger you’d like to use to view the results.These more sophisticated searches can also be saved for reuse later.The program also supports a History dialog, which lists all your search queries in full, along with their date and time of use. (This can be disabled if you think it’s a privacy risk.)This looked great, but is poorly implemented. You can find an old search, for example, but double-clicking doesn’t run it again. Instead it closes the History window — annoying if you’re not finished with it — and transfers your search term to the main bar, which means it takes another click to view the results.There are various other elements we didn’t understand. You’re able to multi-select history items, and there’s a Run button which you might think would run these old searches in parallel, but no… Whatever we chose to “run”, the history window just disappeared and nothing else happened at all.NooG is still a likable tool. It’s compact, uses minimal resources, carries out simple searches with ease, and can handle more sophisticated advanced searches when necessary.OK, the History feature needs work (it just doesn’t feel finished). Some documentation would be useful, we’d like more keyboard shortcuts for different actions, and there seemed to be occasional issues with browser state (sometimes searches wouldn’t launch at all).Despite that, there’s the basis of a handy search tool here, and we’ll be interested to see how it develops in future. is a freeware application for Windows XP and later.

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