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Browsers are fine for displaying simple text and images, but there's a lot you could be missing.Upgrading to a specialist PDF reader will allow you to see every byte of your document's content, and that's just the start.Gaaiho may not have the highest of profiles, but the Taiwanese company is one of the longest-standing PDF developers in the world, having spent almost 25 years creating PDF-related viewing, editing and desktop publishing tools.Gaaiho PDF Reader also has plenty of useful new features of its own, including integrated tools for sharing your documents directly via Evernote and Dropbox, and a one-click launcher for Gaaiho's online PDF to Word conversion service (though beware: this has a 10MB document size limit.)Icons and buttons have captions and tooltips, for instance, helping you understand what's available at a glance.Adobe Reader's Windows interface is much more straightforward than its high-end cousins, for instance.
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Mophie has rolled out a new travel charger kit, combining a compact Qi wireless charging pad with easily-packed adapters for hotel and car use.The Mophie Charge Stream Travel Kit combines a smaller-than-average wireless charger pad – the Charge Stream Pad Mini – with a travel pouch and a number of different adapters to suit the various outlets road-warriors might encounter.Wireless charging has grown in popularity over the past few years, a process accelerated by Apple’s decision to finally adopt the technology with its 2017 smartphone range.With the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus all embracing the Qi wireless standard, meanwhile, that also had a consolidating effect on the technology, which had previously seen two competing standards vying for sales.The most typical application for wireless charging, however, has been at home or in the office: places where you can place a pad and then probably not move it again afterwards.A rise in in-car Qi chargers along with aftermarket wireless charger cradles for vehicular use has spread the technology to the road, but once you’re out of the car you’re typically on your own.
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In our Roundtable Discussion Series, we've asked our network to share their personal knowledge and experience so that we, in turn, can help share the invaluable information to fellow entrepreneurs on their path to success.In this discussion, Bankerslab founder Michelle Katics, and IncentOne Founder Michael Dermer, share their hacks on hiring first employees.Follow the rule "hire slow, fire fast"Michelle Katics, Co-Founder and CEO of BankersLab"We have also been pretty shameless about geo-arbitrage, choosing the region of each new hire based on our strategy of global scaling and labor costs.Note: your strategy for bootstrapping [hiring short term / part time first] will be different than your strategy if you have raised funding [hire faster and full time, demand quicker commitment from key early hires]."
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Xiaomi will hold a press conference at the Shenzhen Universiade Stadium at 14 o’clock on May 31st.The company is expected to release the Xiaomi Mi 8 alongside other Xiaomi devices.We earlier reported that there are only 3000 tickets for grabs for this event and each ticket will cost 99 Yuan ($16).Tickets can be bought from Xiaomi Mall APP and Xiaomi’s official website mi.com.However, sales started about four hours ago and each buyer will have just 30 minutes to pay for the ticket else the order will be canceled.Well, there is obviously a limited number of tickets for the Xiaomi Mi 8 conference thus the company is reserving three free tickets to be won via its official Weibo handle.
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But gamers, certain creative professionals, and others who need strong video performance are often still willing to go with the discrete GPU.Specs at a glance: Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 laptop15.6-inch FHD (1920×1080) InfinityEdge touchscreen15.6-inch 4K UHD (3840×2160) Infinity Edge touchscreen15.6-inch 4K UHD (3840×2160) Infinity Edge touchscreen128GB M.2 2280 SATA SSD
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WWDC går av stapeln den 4 juni och nu är det inte långt kvar, nedan har Teknikveckan samlat alla rykten om Apples utvecklarkonferens och vi börjar med hårdvaran:Förra året på WWDC uppdaterade Apple hårdvaran i flera av sina datorer och ett liknande ingrepp lär göras i år.Frågan är om även MacBook Air och Mac Mini får sina efterlängtade uppgraderingar som vissa rykten pekar på.Tim Cook bekräftade i oktober 2017 att Mac Mini är en viktig produkt för Apple och att den inte är nedlagd.Man kommer drastiskt minska ned döytan och vissa påstår även att den kommer få en flärp, utöver detta ryktas det att ett nytt A-chip kommer att presenteras till iPad Pro.Mycket pekar på att SE 2 kommer ha mindre bezels och även någon form enklare FaceID med en flärp i toppen.
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Greatness may very well hide within this upcoming PS4 exclusive from Sony Bend, but I got nowhere near excavating that during a pre-E3 hands-on event.Instead, I found an experience that sounds as standard and predictable as this description: an open-world, side-quest-filled, post-apocalyptic battle against zombies and survivors alike through which you must scavenge and craft to get ahead.There's clearly a bigger story going on in Days Gone, and Sony Bend appears to leverage some incredible motion-capture and lip-sync technologies to bring its stories and actors to life in attractive fashion.Loose hog in the forestInstead, my skin-deep preview session focused on the kind of gameplay beats I've seen time and time again—the ones you would likely expect from such a familiar-sounding game description.I started my demo in the middle of a human settlement while steering a beefy, gang-worthy motorcycle toward a guarded chainlink fence, and I was encouraged to drive into a lush forest.
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Indian handset maker Micromax has finally launched its first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone, Bharat Go, in India.Bharat is the company’s existing series of devices focused on lower-tier of the market and for first-time smartphone buyers.The phone was earlier set to be launched in January but after a radio silence from Micromax all this while, it has just been announced five months later.Aimed at developing markets such as India with low smartphone penetration, Android Go is a toned-down version of the latest Android Oreo operating system with the platform, first-party apps, and the Google Play Store optimized for low-end devices.The average app is 15% faster on an Android Go device and the pre-installed apps (Go edition ones) are also optimized and take up to 50% less storage space.These include Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, Gboard, Google Play, Chrome, and the new Files Go app by Google.
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Wi-Fi meshes are now the hot thing in home networking.Once just a feature in offices and more sophisticated environments, home networks have become just as complicated to require their assistance.There is no shortage of Wi-Fi meshes from popular router and networking equipment makers, but, while more open and flexible, they may not always work with ISPs proprietary technologies.That is why Comcast has just launched their own xFi Pods mesh system so that XFinity subscribers won’t have to look elsewhere or give anyone else their money.No matter the brand, the idea behind Wi-Fi meshes are the same.Each node in the mesh extends the range of the network while still making it look like you’re just connecting to the same router.
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Taylor Swift split fans when she unveiled her slowed-down, banjo-heavy cover of Earth, Wind And Fire’s disco hit ‘September’ last month, and it seems one of the song’s writers was far from impressed with her efforts.Songwriter Allee Willis gave Simon Cowell a run for his money as she revealed how she really felt about it during a live Q in the US last week.Alle branded the acoustic cover - recorded for Taylor’s recent ‘Spotify Singles’ collection - “somewhat boring”, noting it was “as lethargic as a drunk turtle dozing under a sunflower after ingesting a bottle of Valium”.Recalling when she first heard it, Allee told the audience (via NME): “On the same day things happened in Syria, the FBI broke into Michael Cohen’s office… the worst thing that happened as far as the internet was concerned – on this 449th day of all of our brains feeling like they’ve been hurled back and forth like squash balls – the top-trending topic on Twitter was the Taylor Swift cut of ‘September’.Jean Baptiste Lacroix via Getty Images“I didn’t really think she did a horrible job.
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When Prince Harry slips a wedding band on Meghan Markle’s finger later today, the couple will add to a royal tradition which stretches back 95 years to the wedding of Harry’s great-grandparents.Kensington Palace announced this morning that Meghan’s ring had been fashioned from a piece of Welsh gold gifted to her by the Queen.Welsh gold has been favoured by the monarchy for their wedding bands since the nuptials of the future King George VI married Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923 when the couple were gifted gold from Clogau St David’s mine in Wales.PA Images via Getty ImagesGold from the same nugget was then used to create the wedding bands of the Queen, Princess Margaret, Princess Anne and Princess Diana.While officials refused to confirm whether Kate Middleton’s ring came from the same source, both she and the Duchess of Cornwall wear wedding bands made from Welsh gold.
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Privatkopieringsersättningen – eller kassettskatten – har varit en het potatis i många år.Det nuvarande systemet förser lagringsmedier som usb-minnen, hårddiskar, datorer och mobiltelefoner med ett prispåslag för att ersätta kulturskapare, vars inkomster eventuellt påverkas av svenskars privatkopiering.Det medför alltså att våra prylar blir dyrare.Med streamingtjänsternas intåg har privatkopieringen dock sjunkit drastiskt.Istället för att bränna cd-skivor och lasta ner mp3-filer får vi kulturen on-demand via olika prenumerationer, varför avgiften i allt högre grad kritiserats (bland annat av PC för Allas Martin Appel) för att vara gammalmodig.I början av maj gick så näringsutskottet ut med en uppmaning till regeringen: Det är dags att se över ersättningssystemet.
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In a vote today, Senators managed to narrowly overturn the FCC’s so-called ‘Restoring Internet Freedom Order’ which repealed Obama-era laws ensuring net neutrality.Critics argue that heavier users, or services which use greater bandwidth, should pay more to cover infrastructure costs.Advocates for maintaining net neutrality rules are concerned repealing them will lead to ‘fast lanes’ on the internet; while also being anti-competitive.A web giant like Netflix, for example, could afford priority access for its users.A startup looking to enter the space would struggle due to its limited resources and influence.Democrats in the Senate enacted the CRA (Congressional Review Act) to force a vote on halting the rollback of the net neutrality rules.
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Facebook’s ongoing collision with any remaining societal expectations of privacy has lit the world on fire with heated debate.We can see how effective this is: Facebook has been apologizing for a decade, while the cries get louder for the fox to do a better job of watching the henhouse.Any software product manager can tell you that software requirements need to be more detailed than “privacy.” Facebook has, on the one hand, its core task of maximizing value for shareholders, but on the other hand, has the task of meeting somewhat nebulous expectations of privacy.Is it really that surprising that the result is the gradual rollout of features that are then judged to be less-than-adequate by consumer protection advocates?Brands demand transparency and safety but are frequently willing to leave the definition of how to meet these requirements to companies that financially benefit from their absence.While some brands are beginning to develop enough fluency in ad tech to be able to ask more pointed technical questions than the average congressman, it’s definitely an uphill battle to acquire and maintain the necessary proficiency to operate in a constantly shifting ecosystem.
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The internet has brought us the next thing to fight over, and it doesn't involve debating the color of a dress.Instead, people on Twitter and Reddit are arguing over whether an audio recording is saying "Yanny" or "Laurel."Update, May 15, 7:00 p.m. PT: Here's what science has to say about this phenomenon.A user on Reddit shared the clip a few days ago, and people on the internet have been arguing over what they hear.Apparently, playing with the bass levels can help you hear both pronunciations.But even after listening to this, all I'm able to hear is "Yanny."
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Endast fantasin sätter gränserna brukar man säga om Lego.Och här kommer ytterligare ett bevis på det.Bre Burns har nämligen byggt ett fullt fungerande flipperspel som enbart består av Lego-bitar av alla de slag.Till och med själva flipperkulan kommer från en Lego-byggsats.Flipperspelet, som heter Bennys Spaceship Adventure, har alla de funktioner som vi är vana vid från ett vanligt, mekaniskt flipperspel: hinder, bumprar och ramper och är dessutom utrustat med tre stycken Lego Mindstorms-datorer som bland annat sköter poängräkningen.Konstruktören säger till sajten Brothers Brick att hon lagt 200–300 timmar på att konstruera och bygga spelet.
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E-hälsobolaget Bluecall lanserade sin första tjänst 2016 när de satt i Stings inkubator.Det finns en högre betalningsvilja bland företag och just psykisk ohälsa kostar bolagen otroligt mycket”, säger medgrundaren Caroline Rödén.I dag har bolaget fyra företagskunder med runt 200-300 anställda vardera, däribland ett bemanningsbolag och ett försäkringsbolag.I jämförelse med sjukvårdsförsäkringar vill Bluecall ge de anställda på kundbolagen möjligheten att söka hjälp anonymt innan de behöver sjukskriva sig.En sjukskrivning kan kosta så mycket som 500 000 till en miljon kronor.Nu fyller startupbolaget på med ytterligare kapital från en rad affärsänglar.
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A group of cross-party MPs have urged digital secretary Matt Hancock to whack a legal obligation on the UK's four mobile operators to provide 4G coverage to 95 per cent of the UK's landmass by 2022.Some 56 MPs from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Services signed the letter urging Hancock to improve the state of rural mobile connectivity.On average, 90 per cent of UK premises can currently make calls on all four mobile networks, however, that falls to 57 per cent in rural areas, according to Ofcom's most recent Connected Nations report.The regulator had previously imposed a coverage target of 90 per cent on all mobile operators by 2017.Ofcom said it will include a new coverage target as a condition on the sale of its recent spectrum auction.Operators acquiring the licences carrying these obligations must provide good coverage across at least 92 per cent of the total UK landmass, it said.
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Virgin Media have launched an interactive campaign to coincide with the sponsorship of this year’s annual Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards held on Sunday (13 May).Created by Rapp UK, the Virgin Media interactive sponsorship will use innovative world first 360+ LIVE technology to give fans a ‘virtual walk along’ the red carpet and the ability to keep up to date will all the attendees from their mobile device.The 360º camera will also feature interactive extras including interviews with the stars, a ‘red carpet live’ experience, with live facts being posted about guests as they arrive at the venue.The online films and all interactive content will be available on Virgin Media’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels.Adam Rolfe, creative director at RAPP UK commented: “We’re thrilled that we’ve been able to transform the red carpet with creative tech.Gone are the days of asking ‘who are you wearing?’ From now on, we’re playing truth or dare, trivia and sharing a more authentic red carpet experience for the viewers and attendees alike.
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Thankfully there is a solution in the form of WinX YouTube Downloader , which lets you free download YouTube videos in HD MP4 format.WinX YouTube Downloader is compatible with over 300 video-hosting sites including YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and Dailymotion, offering a selection of resolutions, file sizes, and formats for you to choose from.But rather than making this sound like an over enthusiastic sales pitch we’re going to show you just how easy it is to use this free YouTube Downloader for yourself by taking you through the whole process.Click the appropriate button for your machine’s operating system (Windows 10 and Mac OSX are both supported)This window will pop up.Once analysed, WinX YouTube Downloader will show you the video you want to download, including running time, plus a number of resolution and formatting options for you to browse.
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