In June, several reports suggested that the new iPhone 12 might not come with regular bundled peripherals such as EarPods or an USB charger.
According to a report by 9to5Mac, Twitter user Gustavo Alves Reis shared a screenshot of the survey where the question, “What did you do with the USB power adapter that came in the box with the iPhone XR that you replaced?”
Targeting old users along with those who recently purchased a new model, the survey asks how consumers what they did with the old chargers after replacing it with a new model.
This survey comes amidst speculations that the upcoming iPhone 12, expected to release this fall, may arrive without wired headphones or USB chargers.
Apple has reportedly begun a survey where it asks iPhone users questions about how they have been using the charging adapters that came bundled with their older models.
There’s a lot of benefits to starting to use the infrastructure you already have to start creating value now: Deep learning is particularly effective at handling noise in data, and in handling unstructured data - so if your data infrastructure is not in a good state, it’s even more important that you invest in deep learning.
Deep learning models provide deeper insight and greater accuracy, make existing products better, improve operations (e.g. Google used deep learning to reduce data center cooling requirements by 40%!)
This month’s Fortune magazine has Deep Learning as their cover story, and in it they quote Ng as saying: “In the past a lot of S&P 500 CEOs wished they had started thinking sooner than they did about their Internet strategy.
This view is shared by the always insightful Andrew Ng (Chief Scientist at Baidu, former CEO of Coursera, and head of Google Brain–and perhaps the only person I’m aware of who understands both business strategy and deep learning).
Looking externally for deep learning experts, rather than developing deep learning expertise within your existing staff, means that you will be creating a gap between your domain experts and your new data experts.
I’ve been warning about potential misuse of pre-trained language models for a while, and even helped develop some of the approaches the people are using now to build this tech; but it’s not until OpenAI actually showed what can be done in practice that the broader community has woken up to some of the concerns.
And there’s clearly a discussion to be had about potential societal impacts of a tool that may be able to scale up disinformation campaigns by orders of magnitude, especially in our current environment where such campaigns have damaged democracy even without access to such tools.
The reaction from the academic NLP community, on the other hand, has been largely (but not exclusively) negative, claiming that: On (1), whilst it’s true that there’s no real algorithmic leap being done here (the model is mainly a larger version of something that was published by the same team months ago), the academic “nothing to see here” reaction misses the point entirely.
There’s been a lot of discussion in the last couple of days about OpenAI’s new language model.
In practice, the most likely exploit is (in my opinion) a foreign power spending that money to dramatically escalate existing disinformation campaigns, such as those that have been extensively documented by the US intelligence community.
The U.K.’s original plans to rely (at least in part) on Huawei-made equipment to flesh out its 5G network did not sit well with the U.S. Considering America’s ongoing trade war with China and continued efforts to stymie business dealings with Huawei, the U.K. may have felt pressured to rethink its roadmap for a 5G rollout.
In a surprising shift, reports from the United Kingdom state that the country will strip Huawei equipment from its 5G networks by the end of the year.
The shift in policy is based on a new report from British cybersecurity experts that fear Huawei may be forced to use untrusted technology as a result of recent sanctions put on the company by the United States.
Despite its 20-year reliance on Huawei-made telecom hardware, the United Kingdom has now decided to remove Huawei from its 5G infrastructure by the end of 2020.
Details on the plan are scant as of press time, but the U.K. now seems dead set on removing Huawei from its 5G telecom infrastructure over the next 6 months.
Close all games and apps Source: Windows Central Did you know that playing Xbox One games can impact your download speeds?
How to speed up Xbox One downloads Restart your Xbox One console Source: Matt Brown / Windows Central This classic trick also applies to Xbox One downloads, with a simple restart sometimes all that's required to get your speeds back to normal.
Before attempting to address any issues with Xbox One download speeds, we first recommend checking your console's internet connection.
How to test your Xbox One network connection Source: Windows Central Problems with your Xbox One downloads can be the result of countless factors, including your console, your home network, your internet service provider (ISP), or even Microsoft itself.
The pros and cons Source: Matt Brown / Windows Central The right networking hardware also plays a fundamental role in Xbox One download speeds, but you don't need to be an expert to eliminate the common bottlenecks.
It’s an odd fall from grace for DC Universe considering that Stargirl was announced as an original for the platform in its earliest days, alongside Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, Titans, and Harley Quinn.
TV Line reports that Stargirl will air on the CW as it currently does, but will only stream on the CW’s platforms afterward, rather than heading to DC Universe, citing sources alleging that there are “no plans” for Stargirl to stream on the latter platform.
Warner Bros. has just announced that Stargirl, which launched on DC Universe and shortly thereafter premiered on the CW alongside Warner Bros.
The relationship between DC Universe and the various arms of the Warner Bros. corporation continues to get weirder and weirder, as evidenced by all the nonsense about the movies on HBO Max, the strange partnerships for its originals like Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing, and so on.
Now, HBO Max is co-streaming and co-producing Doom Patrol’s second season with DC Universe, Harley Quinn is rumored to be coming to the service after streaming exclusively on Universe, and Swamp Thing, canceled before its first season even concluded on Universe, is finding a perplexing second life on the CW (even if it’s yet to be uncancelled as part of that revival, that is).
Prominent upstream Linux kernel developers are working on adding "inclusive terminology" guidelines to the Linux kernel coding style requirements.The new inclusive terminology documentation applies to new code being contributed to the Linux kernel but ultimately in hopes of replacing existing code with words deemed not inclusive.
The exception being granted though is where changing the terminology could potentially break the user-space ABI given the kernel's longstanding guarantees on not breaking that interface.These new guidelines for Linux kernel developers call for initially avoiding words including "slave" and "blacklist" to instead use words like subordinate, replica, follower, performer, blocklist, or denylist.These changes are being worked on as for the Linux kernel coding style in that non-inclusive terminology is said to be a distracting effect.The inclusive terminology documentation being currently discussed can be found via this kernel mailing list thread
Over the weekend, the Tesla CEO announced the new product on Twitter: Tesla short shorts with "S3XY" emblazoned on the back.
"Celebrate summer with Tesla Short Shorts," says the product description on Tesla's website.
Relax poolside or lounge indoors year-round with our limited-edition Tesla Short Shorts, featuring our signature Tesla logo in front with “S3XY” across the back.
The shorts are part of a long-running joke aimed at Tesla shorters, that is, people who borrow and sell Tesla stock, hoping for a decline in price so they can buy it cheaper and make a profit.
People who are short a particular stock are often loudly criticizing the company behind it, and Musk has been waging war against shorters — and the SEC, which he considers somehow complicit in the campaign against Tesla — for years.
It’s a very exciting future that the Mate Xs has revealed for me, and I can’t wait for the time when everyone can afford a foldable - be that of the ‘phone turns into tablet’ variety like the Mate Xs or Galaxy Fold, or the ‘phone becomes easily pocketable’ option pioneered by the Motorola Razr and the Galaxy Z Flip.
Overall my time with the Mate Xs has proven that after years of incremental advances in the smartphone world, we’re now standing at the precipice of a huge shift in usability, triggered by the advent of foldable screens.
Battery life on the Mate Xs has been surprisingly good, but then again all Huawei and Honor phones have this in common - numbers greater than what the capacity would suggest, compared to the Android competition.
Then there’s the fact that, if you hold the Mate Xs closed as a phone, because of where the software is programmed to make the phone screen “end”, you get a small curve on the left side, but no such thing on the right side, where the side bezel is actually quite prominent.
Huawei is now on its second-generation foldable with minor improvements compared to the first, and after using the Mate Xs for a few weeks I have to say - it’s incredibly hard to go back to any traditional smartphone.
So naturally while game prices have stayed flat, the cost of making a AAA game has gone up substantially in that time, along with the quality of games.
This is because the last time videogames saw a jump in base price, was over 15 years ago – in 2002, to be precise.
Now this leads to a very important question: I don’t remember seeing AAA titles at a price tag lower than the current $60 standard.
According to reports, many publishers are considering a price jump in standard pricing moving towards the next generation in gaming.
Going a bit more in detail, the issue around game pricing was also discussed by former PlayStation exec Shawn Layden during the Gamelab conference last month: So naturally, pushing the technical boundaries also requires for a push in the prices.
This will introduce the PC gamers to a new franchise and may nudge them towards buying a PlayStation 5 to get access to the sequel of the game — Horizon Forbidden West — which was revealed during the console's live launch event.
The Sony-owned PlayStation exclusive game coming to the PC platform is promising as its one of a kind move.
Horizon Zero Dawn was originally released for the PS4 in 2017 but PC gamers are still excited about the open-world game after three years.
Horizon Zero Dawn, a former PS4 exclusive game has become the best seller on Steam, a video game digital distribution service for PC gamers.
The BAFTA award-winning game Horizon Zero Dawn is cheaper in India than in the US.