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The first Incredibles movie invoked the time-honoured tradition of using superpowers as a metaphor for what makes people unique and special.In Incredibles 2, the tropes of being a superhero complicate the characters’ lives even more, especially the grown-ups who have to take care of children.Pixar’s much-anticipated sequel puts superhero-in-hiding Bob Parr on the front lines of a different battlefield: being a full-time parent.He quickly realises he’s out of his depth and spends much of the movie overwhelmed, though he doesn’t want to admit it.As a top-tier superhero, Bob is used to winning the day when he’s up against problems he can punch.This tension is how Incredibles 2 bears down on successfully fictionalising the challenging task of parenting, the element that floats up to be the best part of the movie.
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It's no secret that Google Chrome is often the culprit behind a slow computer, even if your computer is relatively new.Open enough tabs in Chrome and you can easily eat up all your RAM, which doesn't leave much for other things you might be doing on your computer.One way to check whether Chrome is to blame for slowing down a perfectly good computer is to check your computer's processes.On Macs, that means checking Activity Monitor.For Windows PCs, check the Task Manager.If you're seeing that Chrome is hogging a bunch of your resources like RAM and CPU, you could go one step further and check exactly which tabs, websites, and extensions are causing the biggest slow-downs on your computer.
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Once again, GizTeam has surfed through the market and this time we are looking into Banggood.We have brought to you deals from Gearbest and Geekbuying but as usual, with the help of Priority Direct Mail we have identified the most interesting deals for today on Banggood.There are tonnes of deals on this store so we must have left some out but these are eye-catching.The deals for today are basically smartphones.In the following weeks, we will bring other devices as the coupons arriveNubia Z17 Lite 6GB 64GB
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Recent developments emanating from Beijing have many Westerners concerned; a spate of China-based tech IPOs have even ignited widespread paranoia that companies like Huawei and other Chinese tech firms are spying on American citizens and leveraging their sales to steal intellectual information.As we’ll come to see, our paranoia over the rise of another big tech market in Asia is largely misplaced, and could be alleviated with some reasoned discussion.I’ve even noticed political leaders getting involved, with the likes of President Trump declaring veritable trade wars on China for what he claims to be an unprecedented historical trade deficit.What’s surprised me the most is that even many Western consumers are starting to fall into hysteria, given that tech leaders like Richard Yu are going so far as to intone that major Chinese tech firms like Huawei are having a tough time finding US-based business partners.While Huawei will finally start selling its smartphones in the US later this year, it’s safe to say that the economic damage has already been done.After all, disinformation is rife, especially in a tech sector where companies from across the world are constantly spying on one another in order to gain a competitive advantage.
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I played it through my high school gaming club, in college, and to this day, I'm still teaching my friends how to crouch-cancel.I can't Gentleman with Captain Falcon perfectly, but I've been able to fend off new challengers for years.By bringing every character from every game back, Nintendo is sending a message that all are welcome.Esports are expected to bring in $1.5 billion in revenue by 2020, but they're dominated by games like Overwatch and League of Legends.There's also Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii, but it's so agreeably bad that most Smash fans don't even include it in the debate.At the beginning of June, Ninja, the popular Twitch streamer who broke records playing Fortnite with Drake, streamed one of the biggest Melee tournaments on his channel, bringing thousands of new fans to watch the classic game.
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It is now time for a Nubia flagship to come to the fore in China.And as per expectations, new details are starting to trickle in about the Nubia Z17s successor- the Nubia Z18.The new material about the device is a teaser that has Full Screen 3.0 design.This is an extremely thin design with a notch.The Nubia Z17s already has an excellent over 90 percent screen-to-body ratio.As per some sketches that leaked earlier, we have indeed seen a notch on the phone but one that is much smaller than the Essential notch.
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I’m often asked how the company I work for managed to successfully expand from Sub-Saharan Africa to Poland, a very different type of market, to say the least.It’s complicated but I can tell you one thing, we didn’t follow any existing playbook.Instead, we followed some basic rules of the road that I would recommend to all entrepreneurs who want to expand internationally:Understand your markets and customersIf you don’t take the time to understand how countries differ from one another, it will be an uphill battle to launch your product.There are vast cultural differences that can impact your growth.
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A man from Mexico was pulled over on the highway in Kansas and was suspected of carrying drugs.With the help of Google Translate, the Kansas Highway trooper asked the man in Spanish if he can search his car.The suspect says he didn't understand the request when he responded yes.The question the court was trying to answer is whether Google Translate is a reliable enough interpreter to justify sending a man to prison — and the answer was no.But while the software’s reliability at offering accurate translations has greatly improved over time, the technology remains far from perfect.US District Judge Carlos Murguia found on June 4 that the software's ability to interpret accurately isn't dependable enough to be the deciding factor in sending someone to prison.
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Tapplock raised $320,000 in 2016 for their product that would allow you to use just your finger to open the "unbreakable" lock.Things took a turn for the worse when the ship date of September came and went and backers complained that the company has stopped posting any updates and wasn't responding to emails or social media posts.But after months of silence, the company assured El Reg that everything was still moving forward and the delays were due to "issues with manufacturing in China."Fast forward 18 months and finally – finally – the $100 Tapplock is out on the market and it is… well, how do we put this kindly?One of the first things to note is that the Tapplock used zinc aluminum alloy Zamak 3: something that it claims lends the lock "unbreakable durability".It isn't very strong, it melts at high temperatures and it is quite brittle.
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The internet has been abuzz recently thanks to a few very intriguing quotes from George Lucas, addressing where the director would’ve taken the Star Wars saga if he had not sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012.The commentary comes from Insight Editions’ tie-in book for the AMC series James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction — which has seen the director interview a multitude of scifi legends (including Lucas) about the evolution of the genre.Lucas’ remarks were brought to wider attention thanks to a tweet from illustrator Livio Ramondelli:As far as I've seen, these are the first specifics George Lucas has shared about what his vision of Episodes 7-9 would have been.This comes from @insighteditions awesome companion book to "James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction series" on AMC: pic.twitter.com/Wtlw8zlrqv— Livio Ramondelli (@LivioRamondelli) 12 June 2018
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Remember Wednesday, when we thought the $100 Tapplock fingerprint-equipped smart padlock might not be quite as hilariously easy to open as a couple of viral videos showed, and that maybe -- just maybe -- the crowdfunded company could redeem itself?Ah, the innocence of youth -- because today, ZDNet is reporting the company's security was so bad, a hacker could easily use the company's servers to find the last-known location of any lock online and get the keys to unlock it.(Imagine hackers driving around with a treasure map.)So bad that a hacker , without the original owner knowing.Security researcher Vangelis Stykas discovered the hack, which builds on the one PenTestPartners released the other day, and the good news is that the same patch planned for that hack might help solve this one as well.But Tapplock will also have to fix its "leaky" API server, which allowed Stykas to easily grab users' sensitive info.
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Amazon.com’s role in all of our lives is pretty undeniable.But beyond two-day shipping and Alexas and ridiculous convenience, the beating heart of the Seattle company’s revenue has little to do with selling us toilet paper and Taylor Swift downloads.No, the vehicle driving Amazon’s cash flow is their cloud computing platform, Amazon Web Services.AWS represents almost three quarters of Amazon’s operating income all by itself.And with more companies choosing Amazon to service their web hosting needs every day, the savvy IT pro is getting up to speed on how to best manage, grow, and troubleshoot sites and operations under AWS’s system.Now, you can get that knowledge with your own AWS library of resources in this 12-book AWS Cloud Development bundle.
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Ofcom has released its first progress report on the legal separation of BT and Openreach, commenting progress is being made, but there still might be too much meddling going on.The report, which you can see here, states there has been a satisfactory amount of work done, though there are still signs BT is fundamentally entwined in the organization.The problem here is simply down to the fact BT will not want to lose too much control.Current projects have focused on staff training and removing BT branding from Openreach, but these should be considered little more than window dressing and busy work; Ofcom needs to make sure BT cannot influence Openreach operations to its own benefit or the detriment of competitors.The question still remains about balance.One of the concerns raised in the report is whether the new structure has struck the right balance between BT’s interests and those of Openreach.
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That rumor first started circulating in March, now the power bump is official for Japan and will indeed mean that the lithe little MX-5 has 181 hp.There are some other tidbits that the 2019 MX-5 will get along with the extra power.The redline for the 2019 version of the car is moving up to 7,500 rpm and Mazda is reportedly adding a telescoping steering wheel.That telescoping wheel is a big deal for drivers that like to have legs close to the pedals but want the seat to recline and have the steering wheel still close at hand.This is a position many track day hounds and autocrossers are familiar with if its wet or cold and you want to run with the top up on the car and not bash your helmet on the roof with each bump.The updated MX-5 is reportedly launching in Japan and looks exactly like the 2018 version of the car looked.
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HP Security Lead Paul McKiernan in a strong reminder that security policies must extend to every device that touches a networkIf I asked you what IT security involved, you’d probably list all the usual suspects: personal computers, mobile devices, network devices like routers and firewalls, servers and storage.Perhaps you’re considering a one-size-fits-all solution for the burgeoning world of IoT.If you answered no, you’re not alone.While business leaders are well aware of cyber threats – and are slated to spend more than $90 billion in 2018 on security alone – too many still focus on a traditional definition of ‘IT security’ that largely treats endpoint devices with on-size fits all solutions, leaving gaps.It’s a glaring oversight, and one not missed by a highly-sophisticated cybercrime industry responsible for $445 billion dollars in damages last year.
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Another new preview build has emerged for Windows 10, and there are a whole host of changes in this fresh effort, including some improvements for gamers.With build 17692 (Redstone 5), Microsoft has tweaked Game Mode to introduce some new options which it says should ‘improve the gaming experience on desktop PCs’, without being any more specific than that.Any kind of improvement when it comes to gaming performance will be most welcome, of course.The software giant does clarify that those gamers who are running many background processes ‘may’ see performance improvements if they switch on Dedicate Resources in the Game bar, so testing that could certainly be worth a shot.Although shutting down some of those processes might be a sensible idea, anyway, if you want to get your PC running games more smoothly.Speaking of the Game bar, that’s getting some new features, and it now gives you a visual illustration in the form of a graph which shows the game’s frame rate, and indeed your CPU or system memory usage, or GPU memory usage.
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Have you ever heard of a bat-friendly city?But the Dutch town of Zuidhoek-Nieuwkoop is claiming to be the first – and probably only – bat-friendly town in the world.And apparently, bats, although being blind, are bothered by streetlights.The light that’s emitted from typical streetlights disturbs bats’ internal sensors and rhythms and affects their feeding patterns, inner compass, and general nocturnal behavior.Bats typically feed on a variety of insects, and these tend to swarm around lights.Signify (the new company name of Philips Lights, since May 2018) has developed the special streetlights used in Zuidhoek-Nieuwkoop.
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You can go back to recklessly screenshotting your friends’ embarrassing Stories.Several months after Instagram introduced a feature to notify users anytime someone has screengrabbed their Story, the Facebook subsidiary has revealed the functionality is no longer in effect.Instagram has stopped sending screenshot notifications to Story posters, the company told BuzzFeed News yesterday.TNW has since confirmed the change is already in place.While taking a screenshot would previously result in showing a star-shaped icon next to the handle of the person who did the screengrabbing, the field now remains entirely empty.Check out the difference below:
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Cannes Lions has reported a significant drop in entries for its awards programme this year with 32,372 entries received (down from 41,170 last year) as a temporary pull-out by Publicis and a restructuring of the event took their toll.This was despite an 84% year on year increase in the number of brands entering the awards which was insufficient to make up the shortfall created by the year-long Publicis Groupe hiatus together with the scrapping of three awards – cyber, integrated and promo & activation.These changes were compounded by the removal of over 120 sub-categories from across the Lions platform which is estimated to have reduced numbers by 13%, despite the addition of two new categories – creative ecommerce and sustainable development goals – which between them added 1,166 entries.The absence of Publicis is calculated to have hit entry numbers by as much as 8% - despite the holding company still having 399 campaigns entered for awards thanks to clients paying the fees on its behalf this year.Cannes Lions' organisers promised to rethink the event following grumblings from the industry at last year's gathering that it had become too big and too expensive.Philip Thomas, chief executive of Cannes Lions owner Ascential Events, said: "Last year we made the decision to press the reset button on Cannes Lions.
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With the FIFA World Cup on its way, Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi has commenced the crowdfunding of its new Xiaomi INSAIT JOY Smart Football which has a 299 Yuan ($47) price tag.The Xiaomi INSAIT JOY Smart Football is available in two sizes which include size 4 and size 5.It comes with 635 – 660 mm circumference, weighs 350 – 390g and uses an attractive dominant yellow and blue colour mixture.It comes with 680 – 700 mm circumference, weighs 420 – 450g and uses an attractive dominant blue colour.The Xiaomi INSAIT JOY Smart Football adopts a thermal bonding technology instead of the traditional sewing process.It has good air tightness and eliminates the possibility of deformation due to wear or water immersion.
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