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Govtech startups to watch in the UK

Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The UK ranks among the world’s leaders in the UN E-Government Development Index and attracts a significant chunk of a government technology (govtech) market that is estimated to be worth $400 billion globally. Research by govtech accelerator Public estimates that the UK market for govtech could be worth £20 billion by 2025 due to the country’s combination of a large market, thriving tech scene and public acceptance of digital. Here are some of the UK startups driving the govtech boom. Read next: How…

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Facebook’s Hydra aims to simplify Python development

Aiming to reduce the need for boilerplate code and speed up the development of complex Python applications, Facebook Engineering has created an open source framework called Hydra. Hydra allows developers to “compose” the configurations of applications from the command line or from configuration files.  Facebook says Hydra offers a flexible approach to developing and maintaining code and configurations, thus speeding up the development of complex applications in fields such as machine learning research. Offered under an MIT license, Hydra lets…

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Online Map Leads Archaeologist to Maya Discovery

Until recently, archaeology was limited by what a researcher could see while standing on the ground. But light detection and ranging, or lidar, technology has transformed the field, providing a way to scan entire regions for archaeological sites. With an array of airborne lasers, researchers can peer down through dense forest canopies or pick out the shapes of ancient buildings to discover and map ancient sites across thousands of square miles. A process that once required decades-long mapping expeditions, and…

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How to Donate or Recycle Your Lego Bricks

Got too many Lego pieces scattered throughout the house? Now might be a good time to put them back in the box. Today, the Danish company announced Replay, a partnership venture with two nonprofits that will attempt to redistribute donated Lego pieces to classrooms and kids in need. “This is something we’ve had on our mind for a while now,” says Tim Brooks, vice president of environmental responsibility at Lego. “We get a lot of letters from parents and also…

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Discovery of 20 new moons puts Saturn ahead of Jupiter

The solar system has a new winner in the moon department. Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82, scientists said Monday. That beats Jupiter and its 79 moons. “It was fun to find that Saturn is the true moon king,” said astronomer Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science. If it’s any consolation to the Jupiter crowd, our solar system’s biggest planet — Jupiter — still has the biggest moon.…

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Hulu now lets subscribers download shows and movies for offline viewing

In context: Video subscription services are all the rage these days, and it’s not hard to see why. For one relatively-affordable monthly price, most such services give you access to hundreds (if not thousands) of TV shows and movies on-demand. One such service, Hulu, became even more appealing today, thanks to its new offline viewing feature. For those who don’t know, Hulu has always required users to have a constant connection to the internet to access content. This isn’t exactly…

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Exclusive interview with 1000 horsepower Supra builder Stephan Papadakis

Award-winning engine builder Stephan Papadakis set out to wrest 1,000 horsepower out of the new Toyota-BMW B58 engine found in the 2020 Toyota Supra. In the first episode of a four-part series, Papadakis showed us the initial engine removal and complete teardown. In the second episode he focused on how the engine makes its power, and he showed us the upgrades he was making to the engine’s internal parts. Now in the just-dropped third episode, Papadakis shows us how he assembles…

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AI in Transportation Report 2019: Trends, technologies, and roadblocks

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can log in and read the report here. New technology is disrupting legacy automakers’ business models and dampening consumer demand for purchasing vehicles. Tech-mediated models of transportation — like ride-hailing, for instance — are presenting would-be car owners with alternatives to purchasing vehicles. Business Insider Intelligence In fact, a study by… This is only a snippet of…

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US whistleblower blames Australian government for ‘Orwellian’ axing of conference speech | Technology

A whistleblower and an academic have said pressure from the Australian government’s top cyber security agency led to their speeches being cancelled at a conference in Melbourne. Former NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, and Melbourne University academic Dr Suelette Dreyfus were both due to speak at the Australian Cyber Conference in Melbourne on October 7-9. They had both been booked since November last year but were told last week that their speeches had been cancelled due to being “incongruent” with the…

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Microsoft’s new Surface laptops and dual-screens turn up the heat on the competition – Which? News

Microsoft’s hardware event this month was crammed with new arrivals, with the Surface family expanded to include the productivity-boosting Pro 7, Pro X and Laptop 3. But alongside the 2-in-1 laptops were some surprises, including the Samsung Galaxy Fold-esque Surface Duo and Surface Neo. We were also introduced to new wireless earbuds aiming to compete with Apple’s iconic AirPods. Below, we’ve rounded up all the new products from Microsoft’s event in Manhattan. Browse all the best tablets for models with…

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U.S. Supreme Court snubs University of Wisconsin appeal in patent fight with Apple

FILE PHOTO: Apple company logos are seen as two MacBooks stand next to each other in an office in Vienna, Austria January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a bid by the University of Wisconsin’s patent licensing arm to reinstate its legal victory against Apple Inc in a fight over computer processor technology that the school claimed the company used without permission in certain iPhones and iPads. The justices, on…

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Saturn breaks record after astronomers discover another 20 moons

Saturn is now the Moon King of our solar system thanks to the discovery of another 20 moons orbiting the gas giant. The announcement was made today by Carnegie Science, where a team of astronomers led by Scott S. Sheppard found the new moons. Adding them to the known celestial bodies, Saturn now officially has 82 moons, exceeding Jupiter’s previous record of 79. According to Carnegie Science, each of these newly discovered moons measure around three miles across; as well,…

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Hulu finally lets you download shows to watch offline (iOS first)

Well, better late than never. Today Hulu announced it was finally adding the ability to download shows to view offline, following the feature’s addition to Amazon Prime Video and Netflix years ago. The feature is coming to iOS first, and Android users ‘soon.’ While in an ideal world we’d all be able to watch streaming video at perfect quality at any time, the reality is often far from that. Whether you’re on an airplane, your gym has spotty wi-fi, or…

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Link Gopher is a Firefox add-on that can extract links from webpages

Most websites have tons of links in their pages. Some of these may be used as internal links to pages within the same website while others are outbound links to other resources. If you want to find out how many links a page has or even extract links from a webpage, it could be a difficult job to handle this manually. There could be hundreds of URLs. The Firefox add-on Link Gopher can do this for you as it was…

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Hulu finally catches up with Netflix and Amazon, offers video downloads

Enlarge / The downloadable content page in the iOS Hulu app. For the first time, Hulu will allow users to download episodes for offline viewing. The feature is available today for iOS users who have subscribed to Hulu’s ad-free on-demand tier. Users will be able to download as many as 25 videos, on up to five unique devices. Unwatched downloads will remain available offline for 30 days. If users begin watching a video, it will only remain available for two…

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How blockchain works (infographic)

August 28, 2018 by PwC Tags:  Learn how distributed ledger technology, digital tokens, and smart contracts are rewiring commerce. Blockchain is poised to change how business is done. As… This is only a snippet of article written by PwC Read Full Article

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macOS 10.15 Catalina Sidecar Compatibility For Mac: Here Are The Details

Here is macOS 10.15 Catalina Sidecar compatibility list for your Mac. Apple has made available to download a new version of macOS now, and macOS 10.15 Catalina has one feature in particular that has iPad users very interested indeed. Sidecar is a feature that lets users extend their Mac’s desktop onto an iPad running the latest and greatest iPadOS 13. While macOS 10.15 Catalina is supported by a wide swathe of Macs, the Sidecar feature itself appears to be limited to…

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MagniX revs up 750HP electric motor in preparation for test flight – GeekWire

The Magni500 sounds just about as loud as you’d expect for an airplane engine — but technically speaking, this is no engine. It’s a 750-horsepower, all-electric motor that MagniX has been revving up to turn an aircraft propeller at full power. That’s a significant milestone for MagniX, which has offices in Redmond, Wash., and in Australia. The successful ground tests signal that the company is getting closer to having the Magni500 flight-tested on a Harbour Air plane in British Columbia.…

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8 Reasons Why You Should Use VoIP For Your Business

Communication over the internet is widely associated with computers which make it possible to get lots of communication processes achieved through networked computers. However, for your business to thrive, you still need to use the phone for your day to day communications. The traditional propriety phone system was widely used, but it has proved to be expensive to maintain and to reconfigure, especially if your business needs to expand or to scale down as per what your business demands. Therefore,…

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