Revolut introduces a metal card

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Fintech startup Revolut is launching a new premium card. As the name suggests, subscribing to Revolut Metal gives you a metal card as well as additional perks compared to Revolut Premium.

In addition to the new card and existing premium benefits, you can claim cashback on all spending in the currency of your choice. It can be EUR, USD, BTC or ETH as Revolut supports fiat currencies and a handful of cryptocurrencies.

Don’t expect to break the bank as you’ll only receive 0.1 percent in Europe. In other words, when you spend €1,000, you’ll receive €1. But if you often travel outside of Europe, it could be a good deal as you’ll receive 1 percent in cashback outside of Europe.

Every time you use your Revolut card, the company gets a fraction of the card processing fee from MasterCard or Visa. Card processing fees are much lower in Europe, that’s why Revolut can’t give you back more money in Europe.

Revolut Metal customers also get a higher ATM limit and can withdraw up to €600/£600 without any fee. Premium users can only withdraw up to €400/£400 for free as a comparison. Finally, you can access a concierge service to book hotels, flights or restaurants if you’re a Metal subscriber.

Revolut Metal costs €13.99 per month or €135 per year (£12.99 per month or £120 per year). The basic premium subscription costs €7.99 per month or €82 per year (£6.99 per month or £70 per year). You’ll need to pay many many things with your Metal card to cover the price difference.

So it’s clear that Revolut is targeting people who want to look cool with a metal card. It has a brushed metal look, a tiny Revolut logo in the top right corner and your name in the bottom left corner. It works with contactless card readers.

Revolut is following N26’s path and becomes the second challenger bank that offers a metal card. But the two companies have a different approach. Revolut’s card is slightly cheaper, and N26 focuses on partner offerings from WeWork, Hotels.com or Drivy.

Revolut sent an email yesterday saying that Metal is currently limited to existing Premium subscribers. The company only has 10,000 cards for now, so it could take a bit of time before you get your card.

Revolut introduces a metal card Revolut introduces a metal card Reviewed by NewsDr. on 10:13 PM Rating: 5

Ban 'killer robots' to protect fundamental moral and legal principles

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When drafting a treaty on the laws of war at the end of the 19th century, diplomats could not foresee the future of weapons development. But they did adopt a legal and moral standard for judging new technology not covered by existing treaty language.


This standard, known as the Martens Clause, has survived generations of international humanitarian law and gained renewed relevance in a world where autonomous weapons are on the brink of making their own determinations about whom to shoot and when. The Martens Clause calls on countries not to use weapons that depart “from the principles of humanity and from the dictates of public conscience.”


I was the lead author of a new report by Human Rights Watch and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic that explains why fully autonomous weapons would run counter to the principles of humanity and the dictates of public conscience. We found that to comply with the Martens Clause, countries should adopt a treaty banning the development, production and use of these weapons.


Representatives of more than 70 nations will gather from August 27 to 31 at the United Nations in Geneva to debate how to address the problems with what they call lethal autonomous weapon systems. These countries, which are parties to the Convention on Conventional Weapons, have discussed the issue for five years. My co-authors and I believe it is time they took action and agreed to start negotiating a ban next year.


Making rules for the unknowable


Russian diplomat Fyodor Fyodorovich Martens, for whom the Martens Clause is named. Wikimedia Commons

The Martens Clause provides a baseline of protection for civilians and soldiers in the absence of specific treaty law. The clause also sets out a standard for evaluating new situations and technologies that were not previously envisioned.


Fully autonomous weapons, sometimes called “killer robots,” would select and engage targets without meaningful human control. They would be a dangerous step beyond current armed drones because there would be no human in the loop to determine when to fire and at what target. Although fully autonomous weapons do not yet exist, China, Israel, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States are all working to develop them. They argue that the technology would process information faster and keep soldiers off the battlefield.


The possibility that fully autonomous weapons could soon become a reality makes it imperative for those and other countries to apply the Martens Clause and assess whether the technology would offend basic humanity and the public conscience. Our analysis finds that fully autonomous weapons would fail the test on both counts.


Principles of humanity


The history of the Martens Clause shows that it is a fundamental principle of international humanitarian law. Originating in the 1899 Hague Convention, versions of it appear in all four Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocol I. It is cited in numerous disarmament treaties. In 1995, concerns under the Martens Clause motivated countries to adopt a preemptive ban on blinding lasers.


The principles of humanity require humane treatment of others and respect for human life and dignity. Fully autonomous weapons could not meet these requirements because they would be unable to feel compassion, an emotion that inspires people to minimize suffering and death. The weapons would also lack the legal and ethical judgment necessary to ensure that they protect civilians in complex and unpredictable conflict situations.


Under human supervision – for now. Pfc. Rhita Daniel, U.S. Marine Corps

In addition, as inanimate machines, these weapons could not truly understand the value of an individual life or the significance of its loss. Their algorithms would translate human lives into numerical values. By making lethal decisions based on such algorithms, they would reduce their human targets – whether civilians or soldiers – to objects, undermining their human dignity.


Dictates of public conscience


The growing opposition to fully autonomous weapons shows that they also conflict with the dictates of public conscience. Governments, experts and the general public have all objected, often on moral grounds, to the possibility of losing human control over the use of force.


To date, 26 countries have expressly supported a ban, including China. Most countries that have spoken at the U.N. meetings on conventional weapons have called for maintaining some form of meaningful human control over the use of force. Requiring such control is effectively the same as banning weapons that operate without a person who decides when to kill.


Thousands of scientists and artificial intelligence experts have endorsed a prohibition and demanded action from the United Nations. In July 2018, they issued a pledge not to assist with the development or use of fully autonomous weapons. Major corporations have also called for the prohibition.


A robot forms part of a protest against ‘killer robots’ in front of the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey in London. Luke MacGregor/Reuters

More than 160 faith leaders and more than 20 Nobel Peace Prize laureates have similarly condemned the technology and backed a ban. Several international and national public opinion polls have found that a majority of people who responded opposed developing and using fully autonomous weapons.


The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a coalition of 75 nongovernmental organizations from 42 countries, has led opposition by nongovernmental groups. Human Rights Watch, for which I work, co-founded and coordinates the campaign.


Other problems with killer robots


Fully autonomous weapons would threaten more than humanity and the public conscience. They would likely violate other key rules of international law. Their use would create a gap in accountability because no one could be held individually liable for the unforeseeable actions of an autonomous robot.


Furthermore, the existence of killer robots would spark widespread proliferation and an arms race – dangerous developments made worse by the fact that fully autonomous weapons would be vulnerable to hacking or technological failures.


Bolstering the case for a ban, our Martens Clause assessment highlights in particular how delegating life-and-death decisions to machines would violate core human values. Our report finds that there should always be meaningful human control over the use of force. We urge countries at this U.N. meeting to work toward a new treaty that would save people from lethal attacks made without human judgment or compassion. A clear ban on fully autonomous weapons would reinforce the longstanding moral and legal foundations of international humanitarian law articulated in the Martens Clause.

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Samsung’s latest curved gaming monitors are fast and cheap

9:04 PM

So you want a curved Samsung gaming monitor, but you don’t want to splash out for an over-the-top model like the HDR-ready CHG90. Are you out of luck? Not for much longer — Samsung has unveiled the CJG5 series, which delivers some of the core features you might crave without the nice-to-have extras. It still includes a curved panel (to provide a more natural focus for your eyes, Samsung claims) and a speedy 144Hz refresh rate, but in a standard 16:9 aspect ratio, 2,560 x 1,440 VA display (no quantum dots here) at 32- and 27-inch sizes.

Samsung’s latest curved gaming monitors are fast and cheap Samsung’s latest curved gaming monitors are fast and cheap Reviewed by TechDr on 9:04 PM Rating: 5

Indonesia’s 9 YO Girl Is The Youngest Skateboarder To Participate In Asian Games 2018

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[Update: Download APK] Google Fit redesign aims to get you up and moving with achievements

5:50 PM

Health and fitness look to be a focus for Google this year. After a report of a new virtual “Coach” app, the Google Fit app is getting a big redesign and new features. The new features are aimed at getting people up and moving, especially if you have a sedentary lifestyle. Google’s new all-white Material Theme is present as well.


First, the new look. Gone are all the colors and cartoony artwork. In their places is the clean, white theme that we’ve seen in other updated apps. The UI comprises mainly of activity rings and a lot of bar graphs. It’s a nice look, but if you’re not a fan a Google’s bright new Material Theme, there does not appear to be a Dark Mode.



The bigger story here is the new health features and achievement system. Everyone knows it’s important to get up and move throughout the day, especially if you sit at a computer. “Move Minutes” can be earned for all of your activity. The idea is that you’ll be motivated to get up and earn more Move Minutes. Activities that get your heart pumping will reward you with “Heart Points.” You get one point for every minute of moderate activity. As always, Google Fit integrates with tons of 3rd-party apps, and you’ll earn Move Minutes and Heart Points from those activities as well. Google Fit will deliver tips to help you earn more.


Google says the update will be rolling out to Android and Wear OS this week. Do you use Google Fit? Are you more interested to use it with these changes?


Update: If you don’t feel like waiting for the update to hit the Play Store, you can download the APK from APK Mirror right now. We have confirmed that this latest version includes the new design and features.



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How To Add Blank Pages To a PDF Document

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How to Add Blank Pages to a PDF Document


How To Add Blank Pages To a PDF Document



When it comes to storing and sharing information, no file format dominates the corporate world quite
like the PDF (Portable Document Format). All of us can agree that PDFs are great because the
content  they contain can be viewed in exactly the same way on any device and operating system.


However, there’s also the other, darker side of dealing with the format– editing those stubborn PDFs.
Depending on what modifications you have to make to the document, you may dread that PDF file
sitting on your desktop.


Imagine you have to add new content to an old business report before presenting it to  company
shareholders. Not an easy task to achieve. Unless you have a PDF tool that is capable of adding
blank pages and adding  content to them.


Here at IGadgetware, we know how important a PDF tool is to anyone’s day-to-day document
operations. So we’ve looked for a tool that could  add blank pages to PDF documents and perform
other editing tasks. Good news– we found one!


Able2Extract is an all-in-one PDF solution capable of more than just editing PDF documents, however,
for the purpose of this article, we’ll show you one particular feature– inserting blank PDF pages to a
document.


Follow along and we’ll show you how to do it hassle-free.


Step 1 – Open the PDF



Run Able2Extract Professional and open the PDF document you want to add a new page to.





You can do this either by clicking on the Open icon located in the top left corner or using the
CTRL + O keyboard shortcut.




Step 2 – Switch to PDF editor



Click on the Edit icon located at the toolbar or hit the CTRL + J keyboard shortcut. The  PDF editing
panel will then appear on the right side of the screen.




Step 3 – Insert a blank page



Now, all you need to do is to add as many pages as you want and where you want them. Let’s say
that we need to add a new page between the 9th and 10th page of our example PDF document,
here’s how to do it.


Click on the Insert button in the Pages menu and an Insert Blank Pages dialog box will appear.




Here you need to specify two values:



  • Before Page: input where you want to add a new page (for example, if you want to add it


between page 9 and 10 set the value at 10)




Note: If you want to add the page(s) at the end of the PDF document set the Before Page value to
“End of Document”



  • Pages Count: input the number of blank pages you want to add








In addition to the adding blank PDF pages feature, Able2Extract Professional has a myriad of other
editing functionalities you can use to further customize your PDF documents.


You can use them to add new textual and visual content, modify the already existing content , or create and modify interactive form fields and pages. The developer offers a 7-day free trial. If you’re interested in giving Able2Extract a test run you can download it from their website.





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Neofetch- A Command-Line System Information Tool

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Neofetch- A Command-Line System Information Tool





Neofetch- A Command-Line System Information Tool.






Neofetch is a command-line system information tool written in bash 3.2+. Neofetch displays information about your operating system, software and hardware in an aesthetic and visually pleasing way.


The overall purpose of Neofetch is to be used in screen-shots of your system. Neofetch shows the information other people want to see. There are other tools available for proper system statistic/diagnostics.


The information by default is displayed alongside your operating system’s logo. You can further configure Neofetch to instead use an image, a custom ASCII file, your wallpaper or nothing at all.



neofetch


You can further configure Neofetch to display exactly what you want it to. Through the use of command-line flags and the configuration file you can change existing information outputs or add your own custom ones.


Neofetch supports almost 150 different operating systems. From Linux to Windows, all the way to more obscure operating systems like Minix, AIX and Haiku. If your favourite operating system is unsupported: Open up an issue and support will be added.



Installation:


Download the latest release.
https://github.com/dylanaraps/neofetch/releases/latest


Run make install inside the script directory to install the script.


  • El Capitan: make PREFIX=/usr/local install

  • Haiku: make PREFIX=/boot/home/config/non-packaged install

  • OpenIndiana: gmake install

  • MinGW/MSys: make -i install

NOTE: You may have to run this as root.




Latest Git Master (Bleeding Edge)


1. Git clone the repo.


  •  git clone https://github.com/dylanaraps/neofetch

2. Change working directory to neofetch.


  • cd neofetch

3. Install neofetch using the Makefile.


  • make install

  • El Capitan: make PREFIX=/usr/local install

  • Haiku: make PREFIX=/boot/home/config/non-packaged install

  • OpenIndiana: gmake install

  • MinGW/MSys: make -i install

  • NOTE: You may have to run this as root.

NOTE: Neofetch can be uninstalled easily using make uninstall. This removes all of files from your system.


NOTE: You can run neofetch from any folder on your system, all the makefile does is move the files to a “sane” location. The Makefile is optional.



OS/Distro Packages


This section lists neofetch packages that have been made for specific OS/Distros.




Alpine Linux


Alpine Linux v3.8 and up


1. Update repositories


  • apk update

2. Install the package


  • apk add neofetch



Android (Termux)


Neofetch is in Termux’s default repos.


1. Update repositories


  • sudo apt-get update

2. Install the package


  • sudo apt-get install neofetch



Arch


Neofetch is available in the official repos.


Install the package


  • pacman -S neofetch



BunsenLabs


Neofetch is available in the official repos.


1. Update repositories


  • sudo apt-get update

2. Install the package


  • sudo apt-get install neofetch



CRUX


1. Install git and the git ports(8) driver


  • sudo prt-get depinst git

2. Add the 6c36-git repository


  • sudo wget -O /etc/ports/6c37-git.git “https://raw.githubusercontent.com/6c37/cross/master/git-driver/6c37-git.git”

3. Sync the repos


  • sudo ports -u

4. Add the repo to /etc/prt-get.conf with your text editor of choice


  • prtdir /usr/ports/6c37-git

5. Install the package


  • sudo prt-get depinst neofetch

Or alternatively use the port:


1. Download port


  • wget -O ~/work/neofetch/Pkgfile “https://raw.githubusercontent.com/6c37/crux-ports-git/3.2/neofetch/Pkgfile”

2. Build the package


  • fakeroot pkgmk -d

3. Install the package


  • sudo pkgadd neofetch#git-*.pkg.tar.gz



Debian



Stretch / Sid (Unstable)


Neofetch is in Debian Stretch/Sid’s official repositories.


1. Update repositories


  • sudo apt-get update

2. Install the package


  • sudo apt-get install neofetch

NOTE: Debian stretch repo only contains version 2.0.2.


NOTE2: The third party bintray repo has been deprecated, if you want to stay up to date with neofetch on Debian stable, then you need to manually install newer packages from unstable or download neofetch directly from git repository since it’s contained in single file.



Fedora / RHEL / CentOS / Mageia


NOTE: If you are using RHEL/CentOS, change dnf into yum.


1. Make sure you have installed dnf-plugins-core
2. Enable COPR repository


  • sudo dnf copr enable konimex/neofetch

3. Install the package


  • sudo dnf install neofetch



Alternatively:


1. If you’re using RHEL/CentOS, make sure you have installed epel-release
2. Fetch the repo file


  • curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/konimex-neofetch-epel-7.repo https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/konimex/neofetch/repo/epel-7/konimex-neofetch-epel-7.repo

NOTE: If you are using Fedora, change epel-7 to fedora-23 or your Fedora version respectively. However if you are using RHEL/CentOS 6, change it to epel-6.


3. Install the package


  • sudo dnf install neofetch



Gentoo / Funtoo


You can install app-misc/neofetch from Gentoo/Funtoo’s official repositories.


To install the git version of neofetch, use =app-misc/neofetch-9999 instead.



GoboLinux


Install it with the official recipe.


  • sudo Compile neofetch



iOS


  1. Add http://dylanaraps.com/repo to your cydia sources.

  2. Install neofetch through cydia.



macOS (Homebrew)


  1. Install neofetch with Homebrew

  2. brew install neofetch



NixOS


Install it from the official repositories


  • sudo nix-env -i neofetch



Slackware


Download the files from SlackBuilds and follow their instructions.



Solus


You can find neofetch in software center under System Software > System Utilities or type sudo eopkg it neofetch.




Ubuntu



Ubuntu 17.04 and up


Install it from the official repositories.


1. Update repositories


  • sudo apt update

2. Install the package


  • sudo apt install neofetch



Ubuntu 16.10 and below


1. Add PPA


  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dawidd0811/neofetch

2. Update repositories


  • sudo apt update

3. Install the package


  • sudo apt install neofetch



Ubuntu daily builds


This PPA contains daily builds of neofetch straight from master branch


1. Add PPA


  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dawidd0811/neofetch-daily

2. Update repositories


  • sudo apt update

3. Install the package


  • sudo apt install neofetch



Void Linux



Install it from the official repositories

  • sudo xbps-install -S neofetch

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