Andy Haas

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What is the Asustor AS3202T?A two-bay NAS with a high-end quad-core processor for fast file transfers and video transcoding, and an HDMI output so you can show those videos on your TV.There are no fancy slide-out trays for your disks; once you ve taken the metal case off, the inside is all bare metal like a cheap PC case but without the sharp edges, at least .The quad-core 1.6GHz Intel Celeron processor is seriously powerful by NAS standards, so the AS3202T shouldn t have a problem transferring files at a rate of knots and streaming video over your network.You can use the setup CD in the box, a mobile app or go to start.asustor.com.Considering RAID 0 will lose all your data if one drive fails, it s more of a high-performance, high-risk configuration than a balanced one.
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Outlandish gaming systems usually come from boutique manufacturers rather than global brands like HP, so I was surprised when the Omen X turned up.And then my surprise turned to shock when I heaved this beast from its box.The right-hand side of the system has the power button, a row of ports and four sturdy, tool-free hard-disk bays that handle 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives, while the left-hand panel lifts away for component access.The left-hand panel and part of the roof can be removed with the press of one button.With the motherboard, graphics card and memory all pointing upwards, it makes tinkering far easier.Problem is, you're not really allowed to tinker unless you want to void the warranty.
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Amazon is currently offering UK shoppers £10 off every order over £50.The company is celebratingfinishing top of the UK Institute of Customer Service rankings for the second year running.All shoppers need to do is add the promo code BIGTHANKS when they checkout.Save £10 on every £50 on Amazon right nowThere are some exceptions, the code cannot be used to buy gift cards, AmazonFresh orders, digital products, baby formula and Marketplace orders.However, if you wanna save a tenner on a piece of gadgetry you've been eyeing for a while, here's your chance.
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ASUS has announced a pair of new additions to its ZenBook range offering Kaby Lake processors and a super-thin design with discrete GPU.The ZenBook UX530 offers a 15.6-inch 1080p display promises the 7th-generation i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM and a GeForce GTX 950 graphics card.The company has squeezed it all into a 16.9mm body, which it claims is as travel-friendly as many 13-inch laptops.Contrast that to the 15.9mm UX430, which offers a 14-inch full HD display and a GeForce 940MX CPU.Asus has christened these models as the "thinnest-ever ZenBook models to feature high-performance discrete graphics."There s no shortage of ports, with ASUS delivering USB Type-C, Type A 3.1, a Micro HDMI port as well as a headphone jack and SD card clot.
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Given Android Wear smartwatches are still a relatively niche product, the $1,500 Tag Heuer Connected looked like a tough sell.However, it turns out the most premium smartwatch on the market, modelled after the classic Tag Carrera, might represent Android Wear s greatest success story to date.CEO Jean-Claude Biver said via 9to5Google , the company sold 56,000 Connected watches when internal expectations topped out at 20,000.As a result, there are now plans to launch a sequel in May, running the updated Android Wear 2.0.It ll offer Android Pay, GPS, boast a longer battery life and an improved display.Biver also revealed there ll be a smaller model designed for female wearers and a greater number of color options.
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NASA's Curiosity rover has photographed shallow crevices on Mars that may have formed from ancient mud cracks, yet more evidence that the planet had a watery past.The photos, taken Dec. 20 and unveiled Tuesday Jan. 17 , show a site called "Old Soaker" on Mars' lower Mount Sharp.Scientists think the cracked layer likely formed more than 3 billion years ago, as a result of wetting and drying cycles, NASA officials said.Previously, the Curiosity rover found evidence of ancient lakes in older, lower-lying rock layers and in younger mudstone above Old Soaker.However, the recent photos of Mars may be the first evidence of ancient mud cracks — also called desiccation cracks — confirmed by the Curiosity mission, according to a statement from NASA.Flowing Water on Mars: The Search in Pictures
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It s an important issue for the firm, which consistently ranks as a diverse platform in terms of its user base.Twitter also boasts a self-professed socially aware CEO in the guise of Jack Dorsey who can forget the StayWoke t-shirt he wore on stage at a tech conference in 2016 .Internally, however, it still hasn t managed to reflect the inclusiveness found on its service where conversations around BlackLivesMatter, SheInspiresMe and OrlandoStrong have thrived , although it s not for want of trying.In its latest diversity report, Twitter reveals the ground it gained last year in a number of departments.The bad news is that it is still lacking when it comes to underrepresented minorities non-whites and non-Asians , which make up 11 percent of its overall workforce — a meagre increase of just 1 percent from 2015.The numbers in Twitter s EEO-1 report show that out of 47 executive positions, none are filled by African-Americans or Latinos.
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was widely expected to at least be named interim chairman after outgoing boss Tom Wheeler announced he would depart the agency on Inauguration Day.A formal announcement could come as soon as Friday, according to the report.Pai would be able to take the
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How Millennials and Baby Boomers Consume User-Generated Content Infographic 47% of millennials trust user-generated content, vs. 36% of their baby boomer counterparts.However, each generation shared a relative distrust of content created by brands.This infographic shows the generation gap of UGC.Survey: 60 percent of voice users want more answers and fewer search resultsPeople who use voice search — the majority of whom prefer to do so in private vs. public — use it because it s fast, doesn t require reading, and gives you fewer answers to sort through.
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Shia LaBeouf unveiled yet another piece of online performance art, and this one is aimed directly at US President Donald Trump.On Friday, the day of Trump's inauguration, LaBeouf announced a project called "HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US," which is live-streaming footage from a camera installed outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York.
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AT added 1.5 million wireless subscribers for a total of 133 million.The carrier did lose 268,000 postpaid phone subscribers, but the majority of those losses were customers with cheaper feature phones.AT posted a US wireless operating margin of 29.6 percent "and a best-ever US wireless service EBITDA margin of 50.1 percent," .Even so, the total wireless revenue of $18.2 billion was down 0.7 percent year-over-year, "due to decreases in service and equipment revenues."Raising the activation fee will help AT get a little more from each customer.
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NetApp s growing focus on as-a-service platforms continues with BaaS UK rolloutStorage and data management provider NetApp has launched it s Backup-as-a-Service BaaS in the UK, in partnership with Node4 and Daisy Group, following previous rollouts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Spain.The cloud-based service enables UK organisations to securely store their data without any additional hardware investment, ensuring business-critical data is not lost in the event of a power outage or cyber attack.The launch marks the next step in NetApp s continuing strategy to focus more on as-a-service platforms and less on traditional hardware in line with a changing industry.Speaking in London, Matt Watts, NetApp s director of technology and strategy for EMEA, explained the reasoning behind the BaaS offering: We rely more on data, but our data is more at risk than it has ever been before.Therefore we have to have better processes, procedures and technologies in place to protect it to a level that we have never had to do before.
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Some of you might already known about the upcoming Elephone P25 which is said to be launched with a healthy 6GB of RAM.Today, Elephone released an image of the camera that will be equipped on the P25.Let s have a look!Honestly, I m not 100% sure if that s a photo or a render skewed towards the latter for sure but it looks alright, who knows it might even take nice photos, but as of now we ve no idea what the sensor will be or any other info.All we can say is the camera lens looks quite big, so hopefully that will give better results, we ll have to wait and see.What else do we know about the Elephone P25?Well, we already know it ll sport a 5.5-inch Full HD display and it ll have a metal unibody design available in differente colors, Mocha Gold is one of them, as we ve already seen before, as well as a black version photo above Other specs will include 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and, given the phone s moniker, we may assume it ll pack a MediaTek Helio P25 CPU, but that s all it is, an assumption.That s everything we know as of now, we ll inform you when more info come out.In the meanwhile, you can check out Elephone s official website or Facebook page for the latest details.
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With the latest leak about Apple planning to launch the iPhone s sixth color with Jet White model chinese manufacturer Doogee is already ahead and their Piano White version of Y6 model should hit the market very soon.The Doogee Y6 Piano Black has been quite a success for the company for Christmas 2016 and the limited edition just instantly vanished from the stocks.So they expect the new Piano White with high gloss white finish to do just as well.You can see the first picture of the new model in the GIF below.Hardware specs of the Doogee Y6 Piano White should be more or less identical with the Piano Black at least the leaks are hinting at that saying the model will have Android 7.0, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB of storage and 8 Mpix flashing front camera with 88 degree wide angle lens.Just check the Piano Black for example in here, where you can also buy it right away.
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The chief executive of Italy's Mediaset said the door was still open to a deal with Vivendi, the French media group that has antagonised the Berlusconi family by building a stake in the Italian broadcaster to rival its own.Mediaset and Vivendi have been at loggerheads since July, when the French giant ditched an agreement to take full control of
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Google s Cloud Audit Logging technology will enable customers to track administrator and data access activity across a majority of Google s cloud servicesGoogle is making it easier for organizations to keep track of user and administrator activity across almost its entire stack of enterprise cloud applications and services.The company this week announced beta availability of its Cloud Audit Logging technology on Google Compute Engine, Container Engine, Cloud DNS, Storage, Cloud Key Management Services and other cloud services.Cloud Audit Logging offers enterprises a simple way to track activity in applications built on top of Google Cloud Platform , and integrate logs with monitoring and logs analysis tools, Google product manager Joe Corkery noted in an announcement on the company s Cloud Platform Blog.The Admin Activity log contains entries for all actions that an administrator might take to modify the configuration of a service or to the metadata associated with the service.The Data Access log meanwhile records Application Programming Interface API calls that read, create or modify all user-provided data in a database managed by the service.
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As a huge network of professionals, LinkedIn provides 80 percent of all social media leads for B2B marketers.To help reach these audiences, data intelligence firm DataSift announced this week a new service that analyzes the topics and kinds of content that most interest specific job holders among LinkedIn s 467 million members.This new LinkedIn Engagement Insights, DataSift says, is the first such offering at scale.It utilizes DataSift s Pylon social analytics platform to deliver insights for finding audiences, boosting a brand or improving content for ad planning and content marketing.DataSift says it is the only strategic data provider for LinkedIn, and this is its first partnership with the social network.Search Engine Land's SMX West is returning to San Jose in 2017!
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According to reports from various countries with a strong presence of Chinese phone brands, the Meizu M5 and the M5 Note could be heading out of China very soon.The phones are expected to launch in Indonesia and India very soon, along with a possibility of them hitting the European market soon after.The devices were spotted at Postel, which you can think of as the Indonesian cousin of the FCC.However, details provided by the authority were scarce.Thankfully, the devices have been around a while so we know what to expect.The Meizu M5 comes with a 5.2-inch 1280 x 720p display, and is powered by the mid-range MediaTek MT6750 SoC.Along with that, it has a 3070mAh battery, and features either 2GB or 3GB of RAM along with 16GB or 32GB of ROM respectively.The M5 Note, on the other hand, comes with a larger 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display and runs on the newer MediaTek Helio P10 SoC.With that, it has 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB storage and a beefier 4000mAh battery.
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Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%00:00The ScenePlayMute00:00Current Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00FullscreenNeed TextNo compatible source was found for this video.Advertisement 0:15NAIAS 2017: the future of EV motors with Bosch Ars TechnicashareplaysaveI am a skip button.I thought the primary downside to the in-hub electric motor idea was the unsprung weight it imposes on the suspension.Edit: duh, axle is not hub... Never mind!If I believe the salesman at 1:04, the torque starts at 1000Nm and goes up to 6000Nm rather than 'up to 1000Nm' googling for 'axle torque' works startlingly badly, because it gets you lots of hits on what settings should be used for your torque wrench when assembling an axle; on the other hand, 1000Nm is rather more torque than the Tesla P85D is advertised at, so I suspect I'm confused about units here .What I was hearing was a 5-10% cost efficiency, not power efficiency, due to the integration.
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Microsoft s lawsuit objecting to the indiscriminate use by U.S. law enforcement of orders that demand user data without the opportunity to inform the customer may run into questions about the software giant's standing to raise the issue on behalf of its customers.A government motion to dismiss Microsoft s complaint comes up for oral arguments Monday and significantly the judge said on Thursday that the issue of whether Fourth Amendment rights are personal or can be vicariously asserted by third-parties on behalf of their customers would have to be addressed by both sides.The issue of whether service provider companies can sue on behalf of their users against secret orders has figured in other lawsuits including one between Facebook and law enforcement in New York.The lawsuit filed by Microsoft in April has the backing of a large number of civil rights groups, trade bodies and companies, including Google, Amazon, Cisco Systems, Apple and Twitter, who have filed briefs in the federal court.Microsoft said in its complaint that it brought the case because its customers have a right to know when the government obtains a warrant to read their emails, and because Microsoft has a right to tell them.It said at the time that over the past 18 months federal courts had issued almost 2,600 secrecy orders, also referred to as gag orders, that prevented Microsoft from speaking about warrants and other legal process seeking its customers data.
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