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Day: September 30, 2020

China’s secret female-only language

China’s secret female-only language

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Throughout history, women in rural Hunan Province used a coded script to express their most intimate thoughts to one another. Today, this once-“dead” language is making a comeback. 1 October 2020 China’s south-eastern Hunan province is a dramatic jigsaw puzzle of precipitous sandstone peaks, deeply incised river valleys and fog-shrouded rice paddy fields. Mountains cover more than 80% of the area, leaving many isolated hillside hamlets to develop independently of one another. It was here, hidden amongst the rocky slopes and rural river villages where Nüshu was born: the only writing system in the world created and used exclusively by women. Meaning “women’s script” in Chinese, Nüshu rose to prominence in the 19th Century in Hunan’s Jiangyong County to give the ethnic Han, Yao and...
Google Photos for Android has a powerful new editor

Google Photos for Android has a powerful new editor

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Use AI to clean up and enhance even older archived shots. Andrew Tarantola, @terrortola3h ago 0Comments 55Shares Google Android’s machine learning renaissance is coming to the Photos app, company executives announced during Wednesday’s gloriously brief Pixel 5 live stream event. To start, Google plans to augment its already useful image auto-enhance feature with machine learning algorithms that can further improve those enhancements based on the specific image you’re working on. Users will be able to apply brightness, contrast and portrait effects with a single tap to start with Enhance and Color Pop filters being rolled out in a few months. And for photographers that prefer to edit their shots manually, Google reorganized the editor layout into a scr...
Here’s everything Google announced at its Pixel 5 event

Here’s everything Google announced at its Pixel 5 event

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Two new Pixel phones, a fabric-clad smart speaker and a refreshed Chromecast (with remote!).  Igor Bonifacic, @igorbonifacic1h ago 1Comments 61Shares Google Between pre-release leaks and information Google shared ahead of today, there weren’t many surprises at the company’s Launch Night event. We knew the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, 2020 Chromecast and Nest Audio were coming, but that didn’t make seeing Google detail those devices any less interesting. Here’s everything you need to know about Google’s 2020 hardware lineup.  Pixel 5 After chasing the iPhone since 2016, Google is trying something different with its latest lineup of Pixel phones. Compared to its predecessor, the Pixel 5 is a more value-oriented flagship. It forgoes Qualco...
XBOX SERIES X/S 1TB EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICE TO COST 1699 YUAN ($250) IN CHINA

XBOX SERIES X/S 1TB EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICE TO COST 1699 YUAN ($250) IN CHINA

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 EFE UDIN SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 We already know that the Microsoft Xbox Series X and S are on sale for $499 and $299 respectively. These consoles are selling out swiftly just like the competition (Sony PS5). The Xbox Series X comes with an in-built 1TB storage space. However, it is important for us to note that the available space for players is 802GB. In addition, the storage capacity of the Xbox Series S is 512GB. As of now, we do not know the available space for players on this device. While the latter is fair enough, the former can not hold many games. Microsoft claims that Xbox Series S games should take up 30% less space than Xbox Series X games. Seagate storage expansion card is Microsoft’s solution to the lack of space in Xbox...
SAMSUNG GALAXY A42 5G RENDERS REVEAL WATERDROP NOTCH DISPLAY AND QUAD-CAMERA SETUP

SAMSUNG GALAXY A42 5G RENDERS REVEAL WATERDROP NOTCH DISPLAY AND QUAD-CAMERA SETUP

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 MARCO LANCASTER SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 Samsung is running to bring more affordable smartphones with 5G connectivity. In fact, the company wants to bring 5G connectivity to its Galaxy A-lineup. The first step was given with the Galaxy A51 5G, and now the company is moving on to release a Galaxy A42 5G smartphone. Earlier this month, the company announced the Galaxy A42. At the same event, it gave us a glimpse of the upcoming variant with 5G connectivity. Until now the device’s design has been kept a mystery. Today, a set of high-quality renders of the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G have surfaced on the web. It confirms the punch-hole display and Quad-Rear camera setup.  SAMSUNG GALAXY A42 5G ALLEGED SPECIFICATIONS The Galaxy A42 5G will pack a massive 6.6...
Oui ou non: New Caledonia set for fresh vote on independence from France

Oui ou non: New Caledonia set for fresh vote on independence from France

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Sunday’s vote could lay the foundations for the birth of a new nation in the Pacific after surprising support emerged in 2018 referendum Nic Maclellan Wed 30 Sep 2020 21.00 BSTLast modified on Wed 30 Sep 2020 21.58 BST  The flag of the French Republic and the Kanaky flag of independence fly side by side in Noumea, New Caledonia. The French dependency holds its second referendum on independence this weekend. Photograph: Nic Maclellan/The Guardian It’s the final week of campaigning and two flags fly above the competing rallies, concerts, and campaign meetings: the French tricolour and the multi-coloured flag of Kanaky. On Sunday, voters in New Caledonia will go to the polls for a second referendum on the political future of the French Pacifi...
Hathras gang rape: India victim cremated ‘without family’s consent’

Hathras gang rape: India victim cremated ‘without family’s consent’

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30 September 2020 Image captionThe girl's family has accused the police of cremating her body without their permission The family of a Dalit (formerly untouchable) woman who died after she was gang-raped has accused police officials of cremating her body without their permission. The 19-year-old was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras district in northern India. She was grievously injured and died in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday after fighting for her life for two weeks. Activists say police must explain why they took the "inhumane decision". Her alleged attackers have been arrested and a fast-track court has been set up to hear the case. Local journalist Abhishek Mathur, who witnessed the cremation from a distance, told the BBC that the police kept her ...
Babri mosque: India court acquits BJP leaders in demolition case

Babri mosque: India court acquits BJP leaders in demolition case

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Published8 hours ago image captionLal Krishna Advani (left) and Uma Bharti (right) have fought the case in the courts for years A court in India has acquitted top leaders of the governing BJP of any wrongdoing in the destruction by Hindu mobs of a historic mosque in 1992. Former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, and BJP leaders MM Joshi and Uma Bharti, had denied charges of inciting extremists to demolish the 16th Century Babri mosque in the town of Ayodhya. The demolition sparked violence that killed some 2,000 people. It was also a pivotal moment in the political rise of the Hindu right-wing. Wednesday's verdict acquitted 32 of the 49 people charged - 17 had died while the case was under way. The court said there was insufficient evidence to prove the demolition...
Unjuran ekonomi Malaysia turun lagi

Unjuran ekonomi Malaysia turun lagi

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Oleh KU SYAFIQ KU FOZI30 September 2020, 9:00 am Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on whatsappShare on emailShare on telegram KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Dunia menurunkan unjuran pertumbuhan ekonomi Malaysia untuk tahun ini kepada -4.9 peratus, lebih rendah berbanding unjuran awal sebanyak -3.1 peratus. Ini berikutan penguncupan yang lebih ketara pada suku kedua tahun ini dan pemulihan ekonomi dunia yang bergerak perlahan. “Disebabkan penyebaran wabak Covid-19 di seluruh dunia pada suku pertama dan langkah pembendungan kesihatan awam oleh kerajaan Malaysia termasuk sekatan pergerakan, ekonomi menguncup 8.2 peratus pada separuh pertama 2020. Pertumbuhan negatif dalam suku kedua sangat mendadak dengan penguncupan 17.1 peratus. “Kejutan ekonomi global ini memberi kesan buruk y...
AS akan tahan produk sawit FGV susulan dakwaan buruh paksa

AS akan tahan produk sawit FGV susulan dakwaan buruh paksa

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Oleh Fahmy A Rosli - September 30, 2020 @ 11:13pm fahmy.azril@bh.com.my KUALA LUMPUR: Jabatan Kastam dan Perlindungan Sempadan (CBP) Amerika Syarikat (AS) akan menahan minyak sawit dan produk komoditi itu yang dihasilkan FGV Holdings Berhad, anak syarikatnya dan sebarang usaha sama dengan syarikat itu di semua pintu masuk negara itu, berkuat kuasa 30 September. Dalam satu kenyataan hari ini, CBP mengarahkan penerbitan Perintah Pelepasan Tahan (WRO) terhadap produk sawit dan minyak sawit yang dihasilkan FGV berdasarkan maklumat secara munasabah yang menunjukkan berlaku penggunaan buruh paksa. Menurut jabatan itu, perintah itu susulan penyiasatan yang dijalankan selama setahun apabila membawa pendedahan penggunaan buruh paksa termasuk penipuan; sekatan pergera...