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The OnePlus ‘Clover’ could be an entry-level phone bound for the...

OnePlus could soon launch its first entry-level smartphone and release it in the US, according to Android Central. That would mark the first time the brand has dabbled in that space, having focused solely on flagship phones (most recently the OnePlus 8) and only recently dipping into the mid-range with the $500 OnePlus Nord. The…

Facebook says Apple blocked message noting 30 percent App Store fee

In an effort to let its users know that not everything they pay will go to the hosts, Facebook added a notice on the purchase screen for iOS clearly stating that Apple will take a 30 percent cut. Apparently, though, Apple blocked it from showing that notice to users, citing an App Store rule that…

Apple pays $9.75 million to settle lawsuit over Powerbeats2 charging issues

Lawyers have begun notifying Powerbeats2 owners of the settlement by email. If that’s you, you’ll have until November 20th, 2020 to submit a claim. After that, the $9.75 million (minus lawyer fees and administrative costs, naturally), will be meted out to the applicants based on a point system. The lawyers estimate that $76 will go…

Beyond Meat starts direct sales of its plant-based patties and sausages

Packaging the products that way makes them less appealing as samplers if you haven’t tried them out yet, although Beyond’s “trial pack” puts one of each of its various products in a box for $50. Still, if you’re either all-in on the post-animal meat lifestyle or just want to mix it up, then you can…

IBM will use AI to pipe in simulated crowd noise during...

IBM will use AI to pipe in simulated crowd noise during the U.S. Open
As it has every year since around 2015, IBM, a longtime sponsor and media partner of the U.S. Open, detailed the AI technologies it will use to support the tournament beginning on August 31. In a typical year, these technologies aren’t anything out of the ordinary — in 2019, IBM demoed AI that measures player…

Frontier Developments reveals two games from its new publishing label

Frontier Developments reveals two games from its new publishing label
Frontier Developments has announced the two new games from Frontier Foundry, its new external publishing arm. Founded in 1994, Frontier Developments has created and self-published hits like Planet Coaster and Jurassic World: Evolution. Now it is getting into the business of publishing games from other developers. Lemnis Gate from Ratloop Games Canada is one of…

The end of Privacy Shield: Why it matters and what businesses...

The end of Privacy Shield: Why it matters and what businesses can do about it
The rules that facilitate much of the digital commerce between the EU and US have been thrown into a state of flux in recent weeks. Last month, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) passed a landmark judgement to invalidate the Privacy Shield, a framework governing the flow of EU citizens’ personal data…

Jurassic World: Evolution stomps onto Switch on November 3

Jurassic World: Evolution stomps onto Switch on November 3
Jurassic World: Evolution is getting a Switch port on November 3, the Frontier Developments game studio announced today. The simulation game has players creating and operating their own dinosaur park. This is the Complete Edition, so it includes all of the downloadable content released for the original game, which came out for PC, PlayStation 4,…

Testing Database Transactions in Go

Testing Database Transactions in Go
Published on 28. August 2020 You can find a lot of articles about how to prevent deadlocks in Go, but most of them focus on concurrency patterns and synchronization tools like mutexes. While it is important to know some techniques to prevent them, a trap you can stumble across more easily without noticing, are database…

OCaml Workshop 2020 Online Conference is live now

OCaml Workshop 2020 Online Conference is live now
Yes, they are two different talks, sorry, I messed up with the links, now they stand corrected Both talks were already presented, but will be repeated on Tuesday morning (well, in Europe morning). Authors will be present on clowdr for questioning, well at least @Drup has promised to be there. It is roughly seven hours…

Using Microsoft Word with Git

One of the major challenges of writing a journal article is to keep track of versions - both the different versions you create as the document progresses, and to merge in the changes made by your collaborators. For most academics Microsoft Word is the default writing tool, and it is both very good and very…

Svxlink: Advanced repeater controller and Echolink software for Linux

Svxlink: Advanced repeater controller and Echolink software for Linux
The SvxLink Server is a general purpose voice services system, which when connected to a transceiver, can act as both an advanced repeater system and can also operate on a simplex channel. One could call it a radio operating system. SvxLink is very extensible and modular. Voice services are implemented as modules which are isolated…