Albert Colburn

Albert Colburn

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China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer has just been overtaken as the world's fastest by another Chinese computer, the Sunway TaihuLight, capable of 93 million billion floating-point operations per second.But TaihuLight gives the Chinese another source for national pride: It's built using Chinese chips, unlike its predecessor, which used processors from Intel.Each processor contains four management processing elements MPEs and four blocks each containing 64 computing processing elements, making 260 cores per processor and a total for the whole system of 10,649,600 cores.Tianhe-2, which has dominated the Top500 list since June 2013, in comparison, has a benchmark score of 33.9 Pflops, and contains 260,000 Intel Xeon E5-2692v2 processors, each with 12 cores running at 2.2GHz, for a total of 3,120,000 cores.TaihuLight's sudden arrival at the top of the list puts paid to a claim by oil company Total that an upgrade to its Pangea computer would make it the 10th-fastest in the world: It's jumped up the rankings, but only to 11th place.It should get removed from all lists, but older lists get much less attention and care than the newest," Strohmaier wrote.
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TestingMom.com proved that the pain can be worth the gain when it switched ESPs and started leveraging segmentation.Learning something newMcCurdy wanted to use SendGrid to improve its email deliverability, engagement, and ROI.Parents can enroll in TestingMom.com's email program by visiting the website and entering their name, ZIP Code, email address, and a password to receive 100 practice questions.These questions are designed for children in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade and test kids on various skill sets, including pattern recognition, mathematics, and grammar.The biggest change was that we've been able to identify and segment much more thoroughly than we have in the past and do it on a dynamic level, McCurdy states.You keep hearing that email marketing is dead , or that email marketing doesn't work, he says.
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Artist s concept of NASA s X-57 aircraft.Image: NASA Langley/Advanced Concepts Lab, AMA, Inc.Last year, NASA casually announced its intention to disrupt the aviation industry by sticking fully electric commercial passenger planes in the sky in 20 years.In a small step toward that goal, space agency director Charles Bolden has just announced plans for the X-57, the first all-electric addition to the famous X-plane series.Chief among the X-57's innovations is the propulsion system, which consists of fourteen electric motors positioned across a strikingly thin wing.Image: NASAEngineers and hobbyists have been tinkering with electric aviation for years, but the idea has gained some real momentum recently, with companies like Boeing and Airbus launching dedicated research programs into hybrid-electric and electric propulsion.The X-15 rocket plane, which flew beyond the edge of space on numerous occasions between 1959 and 1968, pioneered designs and operational procedures that contributed to the Apollo program.
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The Facebook Messenger inbox has undergone a major redesign, so you can now do more than just send and receive messages in the app, according to the social network.As well as all of your usual inbox messages, you will also be able to see modules such as your favourite contacts, friends birthdays and contacts who are active now .Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinking about Facebook probably The way messages appear in your messaging applications hasn't really changed since the beginning of the smartphone era.We will add more of those modules over time, and generally your inbox is going to start looking different, because we think it's time we started to innovate in how it looks and how it feels.He added: The most important thing is to make sure that the messages that are unread are at the very top, and they're always there, so every time the message arrives it goes to the top and it stays there.You can also see anyone who has ever rejected you on Facebook by following these four simple steps.
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Let's say you have $50 a month to spend on marketing your online shop I happen to be a gift company, so let's say it's a B2C shop .Feel free to suggest other things I haven't mentioned below!Facebook Ads - create ads for your store and pay to have them show up in your target market's newsfeed.Or, send a $50 gift or actually $100 since my margin is 50% to an office full of people that have ordered in the past I'm a gift company and hope they enjoy/remember that experience and order a gift from you next time they need to impress a customer.Give away $50 worth of stuff each month.I've had terrible results with these in the past though.
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I love the Garmin Fenix 3, the Forerunner 630, the Polar V800 and TomTom's Spark, but the watchmakers of the world can still do better.TechRadar has used and reviewed dozens of sports tracking watches - so here's a good idea of the things to improve that will make a running watch the ultimate tech-fan's wristpiece and get a few of us healthier in the process .Garmin UK Fitness and wellness product manager Shame Harman maintains slimming down might not quite as easy unless smaller components are used, though.What I'd ask for is a month of solid use as a day-to-day watch with basic step tracking, and at least 10 hours of full GPS use.But that's something that the more dedicated runner might hate - I've found Garmin watches suffer with distance accuracy on the track , for instance, so the more dedicated athlete will need to have a real think about what they need before getting involved with a certain brand.Gareth Beavis contributed to this piecePeople are actually trying to make themselves into machines... by putting tech under their skin
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Collision, that is, and merger soon thereafter.This newest signal was detected by the same set of instruments as the first, 2x instruments of Advanced LIGO situated in Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana.Like the original finding, the LIGO team put this finding through many, many checks which you can read about in-depth courtesy of LIGO's vetting page.There they suggest that they have indeed witnessed "tiny fluctuations that stretched and squeezed spacetime produced by these gravitational waves."At this point the researchers on this project can tell with 99% certainty that "the mass of the smaller object cannot be less than 4.5 times the mass of the Sun, which is well above the largest theoretical mass of a neutron star."You can also find the paper on this event as published by Physical Review Letters under the title "GW151226: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a 22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence."
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Yet until recently Apple required game developers to fully support the Siri Remote for all games, which is likely one of the reasons developers haven t fully embraced the platform.Gaming was key to the original pitch for the latest generation of the Apple TV.Apple has seemingly reversed a stance that required game developers to support the Apple TV Siri Remote.This is a stark departure from Apple s previous requirement that forced developers to make their games fully work using just the touch- and motion-enabled Siri Remote.On the surface, this original requirement looks like a win for consumers as they would be able to play all the games offered on the Apple TV without buying something extra.Now, by requiring MFi controllers, developers can fully support controllers like the SteelSeries Nimbus or Horipad Ultimate, which sport traditional button layouts.
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Suddenly, an arm flew back toward LeBron s face, causing the King to drop backward, dramatically, onto the court, at which point an official instantly issued Carroll a technical foul.In the postgame press conference, James firmly rejected a reporter s suggestion that he had overreacted, to gain the foul call.Whether or not this latest fall was fabricated, a large body of evidence supports the impression that James is inclined to needlessly collapse.Even reigning two-time MVP Steph Curry got into the act this postseason with a controversial Game 1 flop against the Rockets, for which the league, acting under its 2013 anti-flopping rules, fined him $5,000 for a first-time violation.A lack of integrity certainly can affect floppers on the court, but what does that reputation have to do with their brands outside the arena?In one major faux pas cameras caught the then-McDonald s spokesperson suggesting that one of his secrets to staying fit was to avoid eating at the Golden Arches Realizing his duplicity, he quickly backtracked, smiling and saying that he ate at McDonald s every day.
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The streams are aligning to help the cash flow better for artists.YouTube, Netflix, SoundCloud, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Spotify, and myriad other music industry players, trade groups, educators, and record labels join together today to form The Open Music Initiative OMI .OMI will puts its ambitions where its lab is as the coalition hosts a three-week summer lab in Boston from July 11-29, where 18 students will be tasked with learning how to save the music industry.In five hours, one team came up with a barcode scanning app which registers a vinyl album and give perks to the purchaser, which can be transferred to the new owner when resold.Another group developed a Netflix-style rental service for vinyl, which provides exclusive digital content during the rental period.The summer lab and the make-a-thon sound very similar to the Iovine and Young Academy at University of South California, started in 2013 by Apple Music execs and industry titans Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre.
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Well, the rumors were true: Facebook Messenger can now send SMS text messages on Android again, just like the good old days.SMS compatibility then started to show up again earlier this year, but it was just a test with a small batch of users.SMS integration copies one of the few advantages Hangouts has over other popular messaging clients on Android – and Messenger was already much more feature-packed than Hangouts anyway, particularly thanks to its strong third-party integrations.But then, we already knew Hangouts is probably dying anyway.The update is rolling out to most countries starting today, but there s no word on iOS implementation yet.Read next: Proving we've come full circle, Uber is now a taxi company
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E3 hasn t even officially started yet and already 2016 is shaping up to be one of the most incredible years for video games.With brand-new Xbox and PlayStation consoles expected next year, these games are taking us one step closer to photorealism.If there s one theme that s coming out of this year it s that the traditional male-hero-shoots-gun genre is out.In its place are a wave of exciting new diverse heroes appearing in blockbuster games like ReCore, Mass Effect: Andromeda and Prey.With an industry that now eclipses Hollywood it s no surprise then that some of these trailers are pretty incredible, and while it s tough to pick a favourite we ve gone ahead and done just that.Here are the best video game trailers from E3 2016 so far:
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But now you can expect a much bigger variety of video ads, as Snapchat has finally released an advertising API for its platform, called Snapchat Partners.Instead of trying to pen a deal with Snapchat directly, advertisers will be able to go through collaborators and their software to buy and manage huge video advertising campaigns.The API will integrate into the existing Sponsored video stories, but the real money maker will likely be a new Snap Ads Between Stories feature.It also wants to keep the number of ads you see relatively low; the less ads you see the more likely you ll retain them in your memory.Unlike Facebook, Snapchat ads are full screen and default to playing audio, something that s led the advertisers like Taco Bell see as much as 80 percent of users watch their ads to completion.These won t be integrated into the Partner API just yet, but if it goes well for video, expect it to just be a matter of time.
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UPDATE: The price has gone up £3 since we originally published this article.The game is still about a fiver cheaper than anywhere else though.Battlefield 1 is looking more impressive each time we see it in action and after EA's showing at E3 last night, we've been scouring the net for a decent pre-order deal.After that, most stores are charging £45-£50.Hellfighter Bolo Knife – Fearsome blade etched with the Hellfighter regiment number 369th that makes your enemy feel homesick at first sight.Hellfighter Insignia – Wear this emblem to show your belonging to the elite Hellfighter unit and-in-still fear on the Battlefield."
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Mario publisher Nintendo is in an awkward phase between the struggling Wii U console and the upcoming NX system, and its presence at next week s Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow is a little weird because of that transition.E3 starts this Sunday, and Nintendo — like it does every year — will have a livestream at 9 a.m. Pacific time Tuesday.But it won t have a ton of announcements because it s focusing on the next The Legend of Zelda.It also won t show off its next console yet despite the news that Zelda is hitting that platform at the same time as the Wii U.Let s run down the basics about how you can watch, then you get the details about what Nintendo has confirmed and the rumors that are swirling about the company.What: Nintendo is planning a multiple-day stream on Twitch.When: 9 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday, June 14Where: Twitch.tv/NintendoAgain, the only playable kiosks on the show floor will be Zelda, but the publisher is planning to show off the other games during its livestreams throughout the week.We also expect the company to show off Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem for mobile in some fashion.These are unconfirmed and could prove untrue, but rumors are a huge part of E3.
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You can recite how much cache was in a Northwood Pentium 4.We ve assembled a mix of challenging questions designed to separate the true nerds from the wannabes.First question...NextPrevYes, that may actually look more like a game cartridge circa 1985, but it's actually a Slot 2 Pentium II Xeon CPU.A product of 1998, it was built on a 0.25-micron process.Before the use of a cartridge design, external cache was placed on the motherboard, which greatly reduced overall speed because it was farther away and could induce quality control issues.One other interesting fact: A Pentium II Xeon at 400MHz sipped just 18.6 watts, which would make it a mobile CPU today.
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Reuters — Yahoo is set to put together a new shortlist of bidders for its core internet assets after several parties, including Verizon and AT, made second-round offers, people familiar with the matter said.In a boon to the prospects of AT and other bidders in the auction, Verizon s offer was at the low end of those received, despite the synergies it could benefit from thanks to its ownership of media unit AOL, one of the people said.No committed financing was required for second-round bids, and Yahoo will assemble in the coming days a new shortlist of bidders from which it will solicit binding offers, the people said.Earlier on Thursday, CNBC reported, citing sources, that Verizon s bid of more than $3.5 billion was topped by multiple offers at or above $5 billion.It did not name the parties that made the higher offers.A group led by a founder of Quicken Loans, Dan Gilbert, and backed by Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett also submitted an offer, one of the Reuters sources said.While some buyout firms dropped out of the race over concerns about whether Yahoo s internet assets would be viable as a standalone business, TPG Capital and a consortium of Bain Capital Private Equity and Vista Equity Partners Management made offers, according to the sources.The sources asked not to be identified because details of the auction are confidential.Yahoo, Verizon, AT, TPG and Bain declined to comment, while Quicken Loans and Vista did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Verizon, the largest U.S. wireless carrier, is primarily interested in Yahoo s advertising technologytools, and has been examining how the other assets up for sale, such as search, mail and messenger, could be combined with the corresponding businesses of AOL, which it acquired last year for $4.4 billion, Reuters reported last month.AT, which has been seeking to catch up with Verizon in advertising technology as it seeks to expand in mobile video offerings, has been working with an investment bank on its bid, according to one of the sources.A sale of Yahoo s internet assets would leave the company just owning a 35.5 percent stake in Yahoo Japan, as well as its 15 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , which accounts for most of its value.In December, Yahoo scrapped plans to spin off its Alibaba stake, after investors fretted over whether that transaction could have been carried out on a tax-free basis.Reporting by Greg Roumeliotis in New York, additional reporting by Liana B. Baker in San Francisco and Malathi Nayak in New York; Editing by Steve Orlofsky
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Reuters – Tesla said on Thursday it would offer two less-costly versions of its electric Model S sedan, starting at $66,000 in the U.S. market.The current Model S starts around $76,000 and is often delivered to customers at a price of about $100,000.Prices are before tax incentives are applied.The new versions, the Model S 60 and the Model S 60D, will have slightly less range and a smaller battery pack than the Model S.The S 60 and S60D battery pack provides 60 kilowatt-hours, compared with the S s 75 KWh.The newer models will have a range of more than 200 miles, Tesla said in a statement.Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn
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Microsoft has quietly launched what it is calling Surface Membership, a plan that allows small businesses to stay up-to-date on the latest Surface hardware and accessories for a monthly fee.Pricing starts at $32.99 per month for an entry-level Surface 3 and tops out at $220.99 a month for a Surface Book with all the bells and whistles Core i7 chip, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage .While this may seem like a good deal initially, taking a look at what you re actually paying over the course of the plan certainly changes its tone.Stretching it out over 24 payments results in a total cost of $4,319.76 while the 30-month plan is the worst as you would have spent $4,829.70.One of the interesting tidbits to come out of Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 launch was that the tablet features a 'hybrid liquid cooling' solution to keep the Intel Core processor and other critical components cool.Both the large plate and the fan dissipate the heat in these areas, condensing the liquid that then returns to the processor.
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All-electric vehicles may very well be the wave of the future but right now, they re just a niche product with extremely limited support as it relates to public charging facilities.This of course leads to range anxiety, or the concern that one may end up stranded on the side of the road with a depleted battery.Another concern that isn t discussed nearly as often is lithium battery capacity degeneration, or how a battery fares over multiple years and recharge cycles.In a survey of Tesla Model S owners conducted by electric vehicle advocacy group Plug-in America, data reveals that the Model S on average lost about five percent of its capacity within the first 50,000 miles.Long-term data isn t yet known due to the fact that the Model S has only been around for four years but the results thus far look promising.It's a respectable sample size but of course, more data would always be welcomed.
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