Charles Houston

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För ett år sedan meddelade meddelandetjänsten Whatsapp att de hade hela en miljard användare i månaden.Sedan dess tycks applikationen lockat till sig en nya användare, för nu rapporterar The Next Web att en miljard människor använder Whatsapp dagligen.På sin officiella blogg passade Whatsapp på att dessutom dela med sig av statistik som visar att tjänsten används för att skicka 55 miljarder meddelanden om dagen, och hela 4,5 miljarder bilder.För Facebook, som äger Whatsapp, är de senaste användarsiffrorna ett bevis på det järngrepp företaget har om digitala kommunikationsmedel.Då Facebook har cirka 2 miljarder användare dagligen och dess chattjänst Messenger har 1,2 miljarder.
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Red was launched in the end of 2015 and will remove all the advertising from YouTube.the Service also provides customers access to the background and offlineuppspelning, as well as to the unique content available only to subscribers.IN the united states also included Google Play Music for those who subscribe on the Red.unlike Google Play Music, however, is the Red only available in a few regions, such as Australia, New Zealand, USA, south Korea and Mexico.Exactly how it will be handled and what the merger means for the Swedish Play Music subscribers, time will tell.
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Developer interest is waning, and now Coding Dojo, one of the largest programming bootcamps in the United States, has ejected it from its curriculum.Coding Dojo, which has campuses in seven US cities and plans to expand to two more locations, is removing its Ruby on Rails course from all of its on-site locations.The company also intends to discontinue its Rails workshops and online course by the end of 2017.In a statement, Speros Misirlakis, Head of Curriculum at Coding Dojo, explained:“Java is the most heavily-used programming language in the world and our research shows a strong job demand for Java developers nationwide, yet Java is not commonly available from coding bootcamps.We’re proud to break new ground in equipping our students with the best possible skill set for their future careers.”
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Quick housekeeping note: If you're visiting here in a desktop browser and things look a little different, it's because CNET is conducting some A/B testing on a new page design.For example, all the tools previously in the left-hand toolbar may appear opposite my byline, below the headline.Not asking for your opinions (though I'm sure you have some, LOL), just giving you a heads-up in case you're wondering about the changes.Also, I all the polite, informative and insightful comments yesterday regarding cheap phone plans -- obviously a popular topic.As I've mentioned before, Cheapskate readers are the .A couple months ago, I spotted a Samsung Gear Fit 2 in the wild.
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These electric rides aren’t for lazy days on the trail.They’re shred-happy tools made to trek farther than two legs can handle.Riese & Müller Delite MountainBest for: Long-haulin’ rough ridersThis bike’s genius is its dual-battery option.It comes with one 500-watt-hour lithium-ion unit; add another ($769) and the range stretches to 100 miles.
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Set to be directed by Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes filmmaker Matt Reeves from a script penned by Reeves, The Batman will have Ben Affleck reprise his starring role as Bruce Wayne and his costumed alter ego from Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.There’s still no official release date set for The Batman at this point, but here’s everything else we know about the movie so far.First announced back in 2014, the project that would eventually become The Batman initially had Affleck attached to direct, produce, co-write and star in the film, sharing script duties with longtime DC Comics author and DC Films co-chairman Geoff Johns.All seemed well and good with the project until the first reactions to Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice (in which Affleck made his debut as Batman) began trickling in — many of them negative.Affleck’s experience with the notoriously ill-received Batman V. Superman (which resulted in the interview that spawned the “Sad Affleck” meme) soon appeared to sour his relationship with the solo feature, and he announced his exit from the director’s chair in January 2017.Matt Reeves was named the new director on the film a month later, and in July 2017, he confirmed that he plans to write a new script for the film better suited to his vision for the Dark Knight.
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On Monday, Microsoft painted itself into a corner by saying it would not be updating one of its most famous, and most popular of programs, Microsoft Paint, when the company puts out its next update of Windows 10.What happened next to Microsoft is what any parent of small kids has experienced when they have tried to get rid of some kind of “art” supply their children have, but might not have even touched for the past six months: All the Microsoft Paint fans out there opened up their own windows, raised a ruckus, and shouted how much they love Paint, and to do away with it would be akin to, say, oh, closing down the Ringling Bros.Well, the software giant said MS Paint would remain alive and well…but in the Windows Store as a free download.“If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans.It’s been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app,” said Megan Saunders, general manager of Microsoft’s 3D for Everyone initiative, in a Microsoft company blog post.What that means is that MS Paint would be included as a core element in the next Windows 10 update.
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I’ll be pouring with sweat before most people are even breathing heavily.If I’m in VR for more than 10 minutes I’m probably sweating regardless of what the experience is.My hands get sweaty all the time without cause, especially when holding a game controller.The email subject line we got at UploadVR asked, “Who’s the sweatiest guy at Upload?” as they asked to send us a sample unit to try and I don’t think there was a moment of hesitation before I volunteered myself.GPUs have cooling fans, why not VR HMDs too?Like most people I play with headphones on so I never even heard the fans buzzing despite their location.
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When I stick out my palm to catch a snowflake, I'm a little disappointed that I don't feel a tiny, cold pinprick on my skin.Instead of playing in the suburban driveway of my family's Columbus two-story home, I'm inside the storybook woodland of Baobab Studios' latest virtual-reality animated short, "Rainbow Crow."The motion-tracking controllers I'm holding turn my arms into translucent blue branches that can conjure up snow with a flick of my wrist.I sweep my hands to blanket the cushy grass with white drifts.A wall of windows looks out over a strip mall and a San Francisco Bay wetlands.For animators, including startups like 2-year-old Baobab, VR marks the first new medium since 1995, when Pixar released its ground-breaking, computer-generated feature film, "Toy Story."
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How the tables have turned: Intel is now a victim of anti-competitive practices and has decided to side with Apple against Qualcomm.Qualcomm has been under fire for its alleged antitrust practices over the past few years: just two years ago, it was slapped with a record-breaking $1 billion fine in China, and in 2016, the American chipmaker faced a similar fine in South Korea, estimated at $853 million.Both follow months long investigations into whether Qualcomm abused its patents to extort billions of dollars from manufacturers like Samsung.Both countries’ regulators concluded that Qualcomm should have charged royalty fees based on each chipset, not on the basis of the wholesale prices of the phones themselves.Shortly after the South Korean ruling, the dispute spread stateside.The FTC in the US sued Qualcomm over monopolistic tactics, and a few days later, Apple, who has long been one of Qualcomm’s biggest customers, followed suit and filed a $1 billion lawsuit, claiming that Qualcomm has “unfairly insisted on charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with.” In turn, Qualcomm accused Apple of withholding patent royalties and has since filed a complaint with the US ITC, asking the organization to ban sales of select iPhone models.
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the Organization InnoEnergy has now been commissioned to be with and shape the EU's batteristrategi.Affärssajten Bloomberg noted recently that Elon Musks Gigafactory in the united states get all the attention when it comes to the production of lithium-ion batteries – at the same time that China is going to bury him in the batteries.the Assignment to design a proposal with recommendations recently went to the InnoEnergy, an organization consisting of private as well as public actors and to which the EU is a major donor.Kenneth Johansson is the managing director for the scandinavian branch of Engineering, with offices at KTH in Stockholm.– 25% of the world's drivetrains for internal combustion engines produced in Europe, but only 3 per cent of the corresponding components for electric cars, including batteries.Since the structure is set on internal combustion engines so we must have a plan for how the conversion should go to, " he says.
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If you've been thinking about going the cord-cutter route, consider this a sign.Best Buy is selling the SiliconDust HDHomeRun Connect for $70 right now.This external TV tuner features two tuners, allowing you to watch over-the-air (OTA) broadcast TV on two sets or to record one show while watching the other.The Connect's specifications say it supports up to 1080p, but broadcast TV is usually 1080i.That's still 1920-by-1080 resolution, however.The one extra thing you will need in addition to the tuner is a digital antenna.
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'Unable to find a sustainable model' complains crashed programming crash course"In considering the current environment, the board of The Iron Yard has made the difficult decision to cease operations at all campuses after teaching out remaining summer cohorts," the company said on its website."We will finish out summer classes completely, including career support."The Register asked The Iron Yard for comment and received a copy of the same statement posted on the website.This marks the second code school to write its own obituary this month.A week ago, Dev Bootcamp, founded in 2012 and acquired by Kaplan in 2014, said it would cease operating at the end of the year.
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Nokia 8 har påträffats på Nokias kinesiska sajt.Produktsidan publicerades i förtid och togs snabbt ned igen.Bilder på telefonen hann dock fångas och det är möjligt att presentationen sker senare idag, av datumet på låsskärmen att döma.De specifikationer som nämnts inofficiellt är en 5,3-tumsskärm (1440p), Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM, dubbla bakre kameror med Carl Zeiss-optik, samt Android 7.1.1.Vi återkommer naturligtvis när HMD offentliggjort enheten.Nokia 8 ripped from the website leak (credit for the original shot goes to the member of Nokibar who found it: https://t.co/kxdHrfeYtg) pic.twitter.com/WEN64BEEuN
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In a sign that nuclear weapons remain vital technologically and militarily, the U.S. government has launched a multidecade “modernization” program for the nation’s 4,571 nuclear weapons, at an estimated cost of up to US $1 trillion, $348 billion over the next 10 years alone.The aim is ambitious: to refurbish or replace every aspect of America’s land, sea, and air-based nuclear “triad,” and to deter any moves by Russia, China, and rogue states like North Korea to threaten the American homeland.Simulation of nuclear wars and warheads also means more money for the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories, where sophisticated computer models are built.Simulations are vital to predicting real-time performance, yet they are no panacea.Consider guided missiles—the Minuteman series—that sit in silos in North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming.Also of concern: “These modernized forces are more capable than the originals,” and thus the renovation could ignite a dangerous new arms race, the Arms Control Association asserts.
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Earlier this week, at the campus of MIT, TechCrunch had the chance to sit down with famed roboticist Rodney Brooks, the founding director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and the cofounder of both iRobot and Rethink Robotics.TC: You started iRobot when there was no venture funding, back in 1990.Now, there are both, which seemingly makes it a better time to start a robotics company.Despite [investors who say there is plenty of later-stage funding for robotics] , I think it’s hard for VCs to understand how long these far-out robotics systems will really take to get to where they can get a return on their investment, and I think that’ll be crunch time for some founders.RB: Someone starting a robotics company today should be thinking that maybe at some point, in order to grow, they’re going to have to get bought by a large company that has the deep pockets to push it further.When we see a person performing a task very well, we understand the competence [involved].
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Aparte del irritante rendimiento de la biometría y el alto precio, el Galaxy S8 es un teléfono que ofrece una experiencia excepcional para cualquier usuario.La gran pantalla es un verdadero punto de inflexión en el diseño del teléfono insignia y debe inaugurar al final los grandes biseles, la cámara y el rendimiento funcionan brillantemente bajo el dedo.La buena noticia es que al menos tienes una versión de 64 GB de este teléfono en todos los territorios; La presencia de una ranura microSD significa que Samsung no lanzará múltiples variantes del teléfono en diferentes regiones, ofreciendo una cantidad decente de almacenamiento como estándar y dando a los usuarios la opción de agregar a eso si así lo desean.El principal problema que tenemos con este teléfono se centra en cómo entrarás en él - la mayoría de los usuarios de teléfonos inteligentes ahora esperan usar una huella digital para desbloquear su dispositivo, lo que lo hace seguro y lo que significa que no tiene que picar su PIN mil millones de veces un día.En las ocasiones en que funciona así experimentará un sentimiento genuiono de estar viviendo en el futuro.Otras veces, cuando usted está caminando o con la luz más baja, el explorador del iris fallará una y otra vez (aunque extrañamente trabaja muy bien en la oscuridad).
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Japan’s space agency has an adorable ball-shaped camera that looks like something from Wall-E, and it is live on the International Space Station right now.The camera, which is called Int-Ball, comes from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and it qualifies as a camera drone of sorts.Despite its location in space, operators can control this camera drone from Earth.The robotic camera drone is controlled by Japan’s Tsukuba Space Center; it is capable of operating autonomously, as well, while recording video and snapping still photos.Both researchers and flight controllers have real-time access to the videos and images, and they can also be shuttled to the crew currently onboard the International Space Station.The name Int-Ball is short for Internal Ball Camera, and for the first time its content has been made available for anyone to watch.
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The chief executive of Lloyd's of London has said the increasing threat of cyber-attacks means cyber-insurance premiums are likely to double in three years.Inga Beale told the Today programme: "The cyber market at the moment we estimate is about $3-3.5bn, probably in the next three years that could easily double"."This threat is really alive for businesses," she said.
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Wellington recruits expert technology lender from leading U.S. commercial bank to drive financings in innovative East Coast-based technology companiesNEW YORK & TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 17, 2017–Wellington Financial LP, a privately-held specialty finance firm, announced today that it is adding a fourth North American office.According to PwC MoneyTree Report data, New York has been the second-most active venture capital market in North America in each of the past four years.To lead the New York-based team, Robin Gill has joined the firm as a Partner.Mr. Gill is a seasoned technology lender, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of City National Bank where he was responsible for technology debt financings within its multi-billion dollar Technology and Life Sciences loan portfolio.
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