Albert Colburn

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It has been ten years since Amazon first introduced its dedicated E-book reader, the Amazon Kindle.To celebrate its anniversary, Amazon has discounted a number of its E-reader products, as well as the subscription price to its Kindle Unlimited E-book service.The Kindles are regarded by many as the best devices for E-reading, and Amazon’s focus on them makes a lot of sense given that the retailer began its life as an online bookstore.You’ve got until Wednesday night to get in on these deals, which you can find at the links below, while you have until Saturday to pick up a Fire tablet as part of a Halloween sale.Kindle 10th Anniversary Sale 10/23 12AM ET to 10/25 9PM ETFire Tablet Halloween Promo 10/22 12AM ET to 10/28 11:59PM ET
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Though much of Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference was about the Xbox One X, there was one surprise announcement that got a lot of people excited.Microsoft revealed that we’d soon be able to play games from the original Xbox on our Xbox Ones through the console’s backward compatibility program.The time has finally come for original Xbox support, as Microsoft has revealed that the first batch of games will be going live tomorrow, October 24.In all, there are 13 original Xbox games that are gaining compatibility with the Xbox One.These games have been optimized to take advantage of the Xbox One’s increased horsepower, with 1080p resolution, higher framerates, and fast load times on the docket for all 13.Here are the games coming to Xbox One tomorrow:
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A few weeks after Google released the Android October 2017 security patch for its older Pixel and Nexus devices, the company has made new Android 8.0 Oreo factory images and OTA files available for the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.However, while they have been labeled as containing the October security updates, they still have the older September patches.At the moment, there’s no specific information on the new factory image and OTA files for the Pixel 2 phones.Google shows four different version numbers (OPD1.170816.010, OPD1.170816.011, OPD1.170816.012, and OPD3.170816.012).Hopefully, Google will provide more information on these new files, and why they still have the older security patches, in the very near future.The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones started shipping a few days ago, directly from Google, and they are also available to purchase via its exclusive US carrier, Verizon Wireless.
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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 13:00 ET / 10:00 PT / 18:00 GMTUrbanization is one of the great challenges and opportunities of this century, inextricably tied to global challenges ranging from climate change to sustainable use of energy and natural resources, and from personal health and safety to accelerating innovation and education.There is a growing science community—spanning nearly every discipline—pursuing research related to these challenges.The availability of urban data has increased over the past few years, in particular through open data initiatives, creating new opportunities for collaboration between academia and local government in areas ranging from scalable data infrastructure to tools for data analytics, along with challenges such as replicability of solutions between cities, integrating and validating data for scientific investigation, and protecting privacy.For many urban questions, however, new data sources will be required with greater spatial and/or temporal resolution, driving innovation in the use of sensors in mobile devices as well as embedding intelligent sensing infrastructure in the built environment.Collectively, these data sources also hold promise to begin to integrate computational models associated with individual urban sectors such as transportation, building energy use, or climate.
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They could be used by governments, political parties, or others looking to sway opinions or stir up divisions.Facebook says it has put safeguards in place to ensure that categories aren't misused and the politically sensitive interest segments don't violate the company's standards.Ever since Facebook acknowledged that Russian operatives meddled in last year's presidential election by targeting ads to narrow interest groups based on divisive issues like race and immigration, the social network has promised to build in safeguards to ensure that postings on sensitive issues receive human scrutiny.Consider: As of Monday, a prospective advertiser could type the keywords "Azad Kashmir" or "Free Kashmir" in the "Detailed Targeting" section of Facebook's ad targeting system and deliver ads to a potential audience of over 3.2 million people between the ages of 18 and 65-plus, respectively, across India and Pakistan, according to a test by Business Insider.Similarly, ads targeting the words "Free Palestine" revealed the potential to reach over 1.8 million users in 21 different Arab countries, barring Syria, and Assemblea Nacional Catalana (of the Catalan National Assembly, which is leading the movement for Catalonia to secede from Spain) could reach 220,000 people.A structural, fundamentally global problem
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This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers.To learn more and subscribe, please click here.Nokia announced a pair of partnerships and collaborative efforts that continue to push the company further into the IoT, leveraging its communication background to facilitate new services.The company's pivot to connected devices provides a model that other firms in fading segments can look to as they attempt to revive growth.Here's who Nokia is joining forces with:Amazon and Nokia will collaborate to improve cloud migration and wide-area networking services for companies using the cloud service, according to ZDNet.
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The UK Citizen’s Advice service has advised that UK citizens are getting rinsed by their operators when they come to the end of subsidised phone contracts.One of the major reasons we sign up to two-year contracts is that we want a shiny new smartphone but haven’t got the cash to pay for one up-front.For decades operators have looked to entice customers by effectively offering to finance the purchase of said smartphone in return for a post-paid contract commitment.The total cost of ownership is invariably greater than buying the handset yourself and then going SIM-only, but that’s a price many are willing to pay.But according to Citizen’s Advice, unless they specifically ask for a new contract, customers of Vodafone, EE and Three continue to be charged at the same rate even after their lock-in period has expired.In other words, even after they’ve paid the phone off they continue to be charged as if they hadn’t.
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Once a year I teach a class in the MBA program at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.For the last seven years, my charter has been to introduce MBA students to the real world of B2B marketing.This year, I brought a special guest to help me talk about this real world: Dan Brown, VP of marketing operations at Verint.Imagine my surprise when Brown began to talk about careers in marketing operations, and he looked the class straight in the eye and said, “Let me begin by saying, I would not hire anyone in this class.”[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.
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A couple who lost its Santa Rosa home in the devastating October Tubbs Fire has sued the local utility for negligence, saying that untrimmed tree branches caught fire when they came into contact with power lines and other equipment.The California Department of Forestry hasn’t officially ruled on what caused the October fires that consumed hundreds of thousands of acres in northern California and killed dozens of people, but officials have asked Pacific Gas & Electric (PG) to preserve records for subsequent investigations into the causes of the fires.Last week, the Bay Area paper Mercury News reported that the night the fires started, “emergency dispatchers in Sonoma County received multiple calls of power lines falling down and electrical transformers exploding.” The night had been a particularly windy one, and PG spokesperson Matt Nauman told the paper that “The historic wind event that swept across PG service area late Sunday and early Monday packed hurricane-strength winds in excess of 75mph in some cases.”The couple filing this week's lawsuit, Wayne and Jennifer Harvell, are the first to sue in connection with the so-called Wine Country Fires.Of those fires, the Tubbs fire was the largest, destroying 3,000 homes in the city of Santa Rosa and killing at least 22 people, according to Courthouse News.The Harvells were among the people whose homes were destroyed by the fire.
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It’s no secret Apple has been working to build a self-driving hardware system for cars, but a new video apparently caught the hardware in the wild — or more specifically, the South Bay.MacCallister Higgins, co-founder of South Bay-based self-driving startup Voyage, caught the system built under the codename Project Titan on video.The system looks like a crown on top of the Lexus model, with one commenter pointing out it is equipped with Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors and radars.Going to need more than 140 characters to go over 's Project Titan.I call it "The Thing" pic.twitter.com/sLDJd7iYSa— MacCallister Higgins (@macjshiggins) October 17, 2017
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Inderes analyst Joni Grönqvist stresses that Elisa today announced the outcome was fully in line with expectations.Expectations were met as turnover, profits, as investors following the service business development.the investors ' attention is drawn to intensified competition report mobile subscriptions in the turnover rate of reproduction.This, however, was known before the result announcement.Mobile subscriptions vaihtumuus July-September rose by 23.4 per cent the previous quarter's 18.2%.”when the share price is valued high, the price level does not necessarily take the expected performance.
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As always, this will be a gradual rollout, meaning not everyone will get the update on day one.Microsoft will slowly ramp up the release — but if you don’t want to wait, you can get the latest and greatest update today.The best way to do so is to use the Windows 10 Update Assistant.If you’re okay with disregarding this advice, on the Windows 10 computer you want to update, head to microsoft.com/software-download/windows10 and click the blue “Update now” button.After opening the downloaded file (hit Yes if prompted to make changes to your device), you should see a screen like the one below.The assistant will perform basic checks on your hardware and start the download process if everything looks good (it should be if you already have Windows 10 installed).
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is launching a tool called Composit that will let you upload a complex 3D model to the cloud and then view it on any device.The Helsinki, Finland-based company makes it a lot easier for dispersed teams of engineers and product designers to work on the same project without having to be tethered to a powerful workstation computer.The user installs Composit and uploads a project with a single click.The file is then viewable instantly on any piece of hardware in real time.Composit is a fully automated, cloud-based solution that allows you to load complex engineering and product design images and view them on devices such as mixed reality headsets.This enables you on the marketing and sales side to show your customers your work at any time.”
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There's nothing like some tech-related tittle-tattle, is there?If a Reddit user by the name of "AmazonVideoEngineer" is to believed, Amazon Prime will soon pop up on Apple TV.As reported by MacRumours, this individual has made numerous posts based on apparent insider knowledge that Amazon's video-streaming app will appear on Apple's set-top box later this month.Here's their original post on the matter:"Wanted to make this throwaway account after yesterday’s debacle.I saw many people get upset so I wanted to issue this warning: do not expect Amazon to launch before October 26th.
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Solbilsracet genom Australien är avgjort.Tävlingen World Solar Challenge riktar sig till teknikstudenter över hela världen.Uppgiften är att skapa den bästa solcellsdrivna bilen och köra den en 3 000 kilometer lång sträcka genom Australien.I år deltog två svenska lag från Mälardalens högskola och Jönköpings universitet.Mälardalens högskola kom på tredje plats i äventyrsklassen, som mest är avsedd för inspiration och där bilar som har utvecklats för tidigare tävlingar kan delta igen.I år fick den inte vara längre än fem meter, inte bredare än 2,2 meter och solcellsmodulerna fick inte vara större än fyra kvadratmeter.
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The Army is also looking to centralize its testing and acquisition process in order to maintain its competitive advantage.The US Army has been looking to swap out the M4/M16 rifle platform carried by US soldiers in one form or another since the 1960s.A recent Army study examining existing threats analyzed how to build the new rifle, its ammunition, and its fire-control system in tandem to enhance its capabilities, all while fitting it into the service's overarching modernization strategy."For the next generation, we wanted to make one end-all solution," Brig.Gen. Brian Cummings, head of the Army's Program Executive Office Soldier, told Army Times."With the M4, when you look at it, it's got all these things hanging on top of it.
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INTERVIEW: Ian Goslin, head of UK cyber security at Airbus discusses how to protect critical infrastructure and being ready for cyber threatsCyber crime is constantly on the rise.Based in the Welsh city of Newport, it’s actively conducting research into cyber threats on industrial environments and is helping national critical infrastructure organisations defend themselves against digital-savvy criminals.He started his career working as an engineer at the Royal Air Force and has a hands-on glimpse into cyber threats.“I focused on the security of military communication networks across the globe, including in Afghanistan and the Middle East,” he says.“Compromised data can have potentially fatal consequences in the military, but in fact, the dangers of security breaches within Industrial Control Systems can be just as severe, affecting physical safety, industry and the national interest.”
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Good news for budget VR shoppers: it's a good year for discounts.Facebook and Oculus announced that the Rift and Touch, Oculus' VR hardware for PCs that launched last year, is keeping its summer discount price of $399.That's roughly half what Rift and Touch used to cost.Hopefully you didn't buy it when it was more expensive.That being said, Oculus has plans for new VR hardware for PCs in the next year or so with a more wireless system called Project Santa Cruz.
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IT pilot fish is on a vacation deer-hunting trip out in the wilds of the Pennsylvania woods when he hears a telltale sound: his mobile phone ringing."I was in a really weak cell zone, but the call from my boss did come through," fish says."I answered even though this was officially a vacation day -- hey, I'm a team player."It seems there was a major production problem.We discussed some of the facts and symptoms, but it was obviously not something that I could diagnose remotely."Then come the words fish is really dreading: "When can you get here?"
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Winter has come to Westeros at last.But we may have to endure two winters here on Earth before the final season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" drops sometime in 2019.Fortunately you can get your fix of the Iron Throne drama by heading to New York to catch the limited run of "Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical."To say that the show makes a mockery of Dany T., Jon Snow and the whole Lannister clan is an understatement, at least if videos of "The Jon Snow Emo Vlog" posted to YouTube in advance of opening night are any indication.You can get a pretty good sense of the humor and irreverence the production has for the series in the below selection, in which Ned Stark's alleged bastard son seeks out a personal trainer in order to impress his new girlfriend/aunt.The unauthorized parody stage show opens Tuesday in the Jerry Orbach Theater in the Theater Center on Broadway for a three-week run.
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