David Erb

David Erb

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Switch owners can now easily load digital software purchases onto more than one console following a firmware update that was rolled out last night.Switch firmware version 6.0.0, which is necessary to use the new Switch Online service, introduces the ability to associate "non-primary consoles" with your Nintendo Account (in addition to the "primary console" where you first used the account).Those non-primary consoles will be able to download any digital games purchased on the account, though Nintendo notes you "must have an active Internet connection" while playing those games on any secondary system.Before you start planning to share your Nintendo Account game library with a few dozen friends, note that only one Switch at a time can access the digital library on that account."When using downloadable software on a non-primary console, your game will pause if your Nintendo Account is used to access downloadable software on any other Nintendo Switch console," Nintendo writes.The update brings Nintendo in line with other major game platforms like Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam, which have long made it easy to download and play digital games on multiple hardware units.
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Even with all of the esteemed guests, standing at center stage of the HLF are the 200 young researchers hailing from 60 nations, who went through a demanding selection process.The HLF's fundamental purpose as a cross-generational and interdisciplinary networking conference creates the opportunity for these young minds to find motivation and inspiration through extensive interaction with the laureates.10 out of these 200 talented young scientists discuss their work, goals and hopes on the HLF-Blog: https://scilogs.spektrum.de/hlf/The list continues with two Nobel laureates, William D. Phillips and Jose Ramos-Horta.In addition to laureate lectures, workshops and discussion groups, the Hot Topic is a fundamental component of HLF's scientific program.This year's theme revolves around the technology behind blockchain, which shot into the public's awareness with the cryptocurrency boom.
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As The Predator hits theaters, it's crazy to think the oversized heat-vision-seeing, guttural-purring alien with an ugly crab face has been hunting people for 31 years across 6 films, numerous comic books and over a dozen video games.The throughline for all the films is the mythology, twisted moral code and violence that surround the character of the Predator.The characters display their over-the-top machismo in different ways: one obsessively shaves using a safety razor on bare skin and others have cut-off sleeves revealing their challah-bread-like muscles.What makes Predator so fantastic is the Wizard of Oz-like "reveal" halfway through that finds our elite soldiers as prey, pivoting the film into a psychological and violent alien hunter story.Some of the humor is dated and truly foul-mouthed (like when a character tells a joke about his wife's anatomy).Van Damme was later let go for being too short and replaced by the seven-foot three-inch Kevin Peter Hall.
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Such a large proportion of any company’s value nowadays resides in intellectual property, that it is safe to say that keeping your workforce’s skills up to date has to be the cornerstone of any successful business strategy – especially for technology companies.Letting those skills stagnate is the equivalent to not performing maintenance on essential equipment, and has arguably larger long-term impact on a modern company’s bottom line.The question then becomes how to make the process of constantly updating skillsets as frictionless as possible?The answer partly lies in the idea of Growth Mindset pioneered by Stanford Professor of Psychology Carol S. Dweck, which teaches us that people who realise how the brain changes as it learns don’t perceive failure as a permanent condition, but rather as an essential part of that learning process.Companies like Oracle actively advocate that failure is an essential part of an organic product development cycle, and key to creating a learning culture within any organisation that aspires to innovate.This is part of a broader shift towards employers perceiving learning as a permanent and central part of employee’s roles.
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Forskare vid det finska säkerhetsföretaget F-Secure har hittat en sårbarhet i den inbyggda mjukvaran, det som kallas för firmware, som finns förinstallerad på alla datorer.För att lyckas måste hackaren ha fysisk åtkomst till din dator och ett par specialkonstruerade verktyg.Men för den som är väl förberedd går det snabbt att använda sårbarheten för att låsa upp datorn eller stjäla lösenord som ligger sparade i minnet.Attacken bygger på en gammal teknik som kallas för ”cold boot attack”, och går ut på att stänga ned datorn och läsa ut data som ligger sparad i arbetsminnet.Moderna datorer ska hindra den här typen av attacker genom att skriva över arbetsminnet när datorn stänger ned.Men F-Secure har lyckats manipulera systemet så att datan inte skrivs över.
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Nintendo announced that Luigi’s Mansion 3 is coming to the Switch in 2019.The announcement came at the top of today’s Nintendo Direct stream.The first Luigi’s Mansion launched for GameCube in 2001.Luigi’s Mansion 2 came out for the 3DS in 2013.A remake of the original is coming to 3DS on October 12.Nintendo did not reveal much about Luigi’s Mansion 3, but a short trailer showed Luigi’s exploring a dark mansion and encountering ghosts.
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IBM was a bit late to the cloud party but has since caught up and is growing quickly.It trades third and fourth place with Google from one market research report to the next, but it is growing quickly.The company’s first cloud computing effort came in 2008 with a software-as-a-service collaboration suite called LotusLive, which was later was renamed IBM SmartCloud for Social Business.IBM jumpstarted its cloud effort with the 2013 acquisition of SoftLayer, then the world’s largest privately held cloud computing infrastructure provider.It launched a PaaS service called Bluemix, and then added its Watson AI services.Finally, in late 2017, the company reorganized its offerings into one unit.
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IT contractor has a project to upgrade some software for a client -- and the project is way behind schedule, says a pilot fish on the client side."The existing product goes End-of-Life soon, at which time it will no longer be an approved product for us," fish explains."The contractor's people come in and pitch their schedule to upper management.In the briefing, they bring up the fact that the new product is not even approved to be on our highly secured network, and they have not even started on getting it approved."Essentially, if they have to get it approved, they can never get it deployed on time."My company's management makes clear it is not happy with violating security protocols just because the contractor is behind schedule.
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Google’s goal has always been to organize the world’s information, and its first target was the commercial web.Institutions that publish their data online, like universities and governments, will need to include metadata tags in their webpages that describe their data, including who created it, when it was published, how it was collected, and so on.This information will then be indexed by Google’s search engine and combined with information from the Knowledge Graph.(So if dataset X was published by CERN, a little information about the institute will also be included in the search.)Speaking to The Verge, Natasha Noy, a research scientist at Google AI who helped created Dataset Search, says the aim is to unify the tens of thousands of different repositories for datasets online.“We want to make that data discoverable, but keep it where it is,” says Noy.
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Årets rekordsommar gör att hösten kommer senare än vanligt.Vattnet är fortfarande varmt i sjöar och hav efter sommarens värme och naturen kyls därför inte av lika snabbt som vanligt.– Vi förskjuter hösten med kanske tre veckor jämfört med en normal situation för trettio år sedan, säger Martin Hedberg, meteorolog på Swedish Weather and Climate Centre.Enligt Martin Hedberg kan vi också räkna med att hösten blir en till två grader varmare än normalt.Det beror dels på klimatförändringarna som gör att det är varmare generellt, dels på att det just nu finns varmluft som rör sig mot norra Europa.– Klimatförändringarna gör att det är varmare.
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The u.s. el-suven shall have a range of 32 miles – but with a ground clearance of 51 cm feel the car is best off road.the Company claims that they have built the world's first all-electric and four-wheel drive ”sport utility truck”.2014 was a bunch of suv lovers in the northern part of the state of New York together to create Bollinger B1.the Work started with a piece of white paper, and already four years later does it stand close to a production model.According to the Bollinger Motors has already received 19 000 reservations on the car.the Price, however, will be revealed only during the second half of 2018, and then begins to take in deposits from those who do not have scared away.
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Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Funding Circle has announced plans to raise £300 million ($387 million) through an initial public offering (IPO) of its shares, according to a document filed with the London Stock Exchange.Funding Circle connects small companies that are seeking capital, with investors, who may include individuals, financial institutions, or even government agencies.Founded out of the U.K. in 2010, the company later launched in the U.S. in 2013, followed by mainland Europe in 2015 through its acquisition of Zencap, a similar company that operated in Spain, the Netherlands, and Germany.To date, Funding Circle has raised a little more than $400 million in venture capital (VC) funding, its most recent raise coming via an Accel-led $100 million series F round back in early 2017, with other notable participants including Union Square Ventures, Baillie Gifford, Rocket Internet, and Index Ventures.Indeed, Index also led Funding Circle’s series A,B, and D rounds of funding and is the startup’s largest overall shareholder.If Funding Circle’s planned IPO comes to fruition, it will represent Index’s third notable exit in a matter of months — Dutch payments firm Adyen went public in June, while Sweden’s iZettle elected to bypass an IPO and sell to PayPal.
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Capture One is the best alternative to Photoshop, and the best for pure image processing.most people choose Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom, which has long been the standard for advanced photo editing, but there are many good options.The latter is the best of the cheaper alternatives to Photoshop.today, C is the One inside on version 11 and supports virtually all digital cameras and a wide range of lens – and is still the best software available for advanced color management.For example, there is no support for Fujifilm's mellanformatkamera GFX50, not for the Pentax 645D or Leica SL, either, and released the same day-aid (connected to the computer) is not available for all cameras.after that it costs 20 euros a month for a subscription, or eur 180 (plus vat) for one year at a time.
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On september 12, Apple will hold a lanseringsevent and present three new mobiles and a new Apple Watch.On 12 september at 19.00 Swedish time organizes Apple its annual höstevenemang where the company is presenting this year's new set of phones and other technology news.Already in torsdagkvällen started information leak out about what Apple is going to show up at the event.the Site 9to5Mac claims to have come across the images on both the two new Iphone models and a new version of the Apple Watch.The new phones will be called Iphone XS and will be released in two sizes.in the same form factor as the Iphone X, with a OLED screen of 5.8 inches, and a giant version with the OLED screen on the entire 6.5-inch.
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Razer bought THX a little under two years ago and the technology is finally making its way into the company's products; first with its Nommo Chroma speakers, and now it's bringing THX positional audio capability into its Kraken Tournament Edition headset.Because there's never a good time to be surprised from behind, especially when there's money and fame on the line.THX Spatial Surround tracks which way you're facing in a game and adjusts the directional audio to match, among other things.The Kraken TE builds on the existing Kraken 7.1 V2 headset with the THX, which also lets you customize the audio balance between gaming and chat, as well as bass.And its inline USB audio control box is big enough to prevent fumbling when you're in the zone.It ships standard with the cooling-gel cushions that are optional on the Kraken 7.1 V2.
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“No effective control over whether certified companies actually comply with the Privacy Shield provisions.”A resolution issued by the European Parliament in July, which calls on the European Commission to suspend the EU – US Privacy Shield data transfer agreement, is days away from its September 1 deadline.The parliament says the deal – a replacement for the Safe Harbor regime, which was struck down by the EU Court of Justice (“CJEU”) in 2015 – does not procure adequate personal data protection for EU citizens.As one passage of the resolution puts it: “A number of concerns remain regarding both the commercial aspects and the access by US public authorities to data transferred from the EU… [including] the lack of concrete assurances of not conducting mass and indiscriminate collection of personal data (bulk collection).”See also: UPDATED: Irish High Court Warns of “Potentially Grave Prejudice” in Landmark Facebook RulingThe parliamentarians further raised commercial concerns, saying they are concerned by the fact that the Department of Commerce “has not made use of the possibility provided in the Privacy Shield to request copies of the contractual terms used by certified companies in their contracts with third parties to ensure compliance”.
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Jaybird has launched its new X4 wireless earbuds for athletes.The new model is waterproof and designed for runners or other sporty individuals who spend time outdoors.Users are promised a comfortable fit coupled with long battery life, fast charging, thermo-reactive foam tips, and more.Unlike some earbuds, buyers can also control the audio using a mobile app.The Jaybird X4 Wireless Sport headphones are designed for on-the-go individuals who need a pair of headphones that are both durable and comfortable.The model has an IPX7 waterproof rating, which is suitable for rain and other moisture, as well as accidental submersion in water for up to 30 minutes at depths down to a meter.
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US health experts are alarmed and outraged that the Chinese government appears to be withholding samples of the deadly, rapidly evolving bird flu virus, H7N9, from US research labs, according to a report by The New York Times.The samples are critical for studying the virus and developing life-saving treatments and vaccines in preparation for potential outbreaks or pandemics.Usually, countries share viral samples “in a timely manner” without any fanfare under an agreement established by the World Health Organization to address such potential flu threats.But according to the Times, China has failed to share the samples for more than a year, despite persistent requests from government officials and researchers, including those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Moreover, scientists and experts worry that, as the US and China continue to butt heads on trade agreements, the issue of sharing biological samples and other medical-related materials could worsen.“Jeopardizing US access to foreign pathogens and therapies to counter them undermines our nation’s ability to protect against infections which can spread globally within days,” Michael Callahan, an infectious-disease specialist at Harvard Medical School, told the Times.
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Venture capitalists are still hungry for food delivery startups.Foodsby, the provider of a lunch delivery service based out of Minneapolis, has raised a $13.5 million Series B led by Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking.Greycroft Partners, Corazon Capital and Rally Ventures also participated.With the new capital, Foodsby plans to expand to 15 to 25 new markets.“We have established a successful model for new market entry with a tried and true combination of talent and technology,” Foodsby founder and CEO Ben Cattoor said in a statement.“We look forward to building on our early successes and learnings to deliver continued growth for our investors and our team.”
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Cody Wilson, the self-described crypto-anarchist who on Monday was blocked from distributing schematics for 3D-printed guns online, is making good on his promise for “one hell of a week.”I am about to give you one hell of a week.— Cody R. Wilson (@Radomysisky) August 26, 2018Exploiting what Wilson says is a loophole in the judge’s injunction against the distribution of the plans for how to print a firearm using 3D printers, Wilson has replaced the “download” option for the schematics on his website with an option to purchase.At a news conference in Texas, Wilson said he had begun selling the plans on Tuesday morning and had already received nearly 400 orders, according to a report by The Associated Press.“Anyone who wants to get these files is going to get them,” the AP quoted Wilson.
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