Diane Thomason

Diane Thomason

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Dell XPS 8910 desktop PC - $670If your desktop PC is getting a little too old to handle today's hardcore games, we've got a solid upgrade for you.This Dell XPS Tower isn't quite VR friendly, but it should run most 2D games with ease for less than $700 with a discount code.Spec wise, it has a 4GHz 6th Generation Intel Core i7, Windows 10 Pro, a 1TB hard drive, Nvidia's 2GB GeForce GT 730 graphics card, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and 16GB DDR4 RAM.You'll have to supply your own monitor.Powerful laptop for less than $600: Dell has a decent sale going on its new Inspiron 15 5000.
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The unicorn’s founder proudly told me that they were building their own AdWords campaign management software and that they had even hired an engineer from Google’s AdWords team (because, you know, one engineer probably knows the entire AdWords code set…).I did my best to dissuade the company from this strategy, but my arguments were ignored.It’s possible that the unicorn will build an amazing piece of software that will outperform any other tool ever invented, but it’s more likely that the company will waste millions of dollars, hours of precious engineering time and lots of advertising dollars before they come to the conclusion that they should never have tried to build their own campaign management software in the first place.My experience suggests that it almost never makes sense to build your own martech software.In this article, I’ll explain the strong arguments against “build,” why you should be in favor of “buy,” and detail the limited use cases where building is a good strategy.[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]
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11-year-old Gitanjali Rao won this year's Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientist Challenge.Her winning invention was a sensor that can more accurately detect lead levels in water compared to current methods.Rao hopes to become either a geneticist or epidemiologist and sell her device someday.Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year-old from Lone Tree, Colorado, is the winner of this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her sensor that can detect lead levels in water better than traditional methods.Rao, whose victory was announced late in the evening of Tuesday, October 17, will take home $25,000 for the idea, which she said she developed approximately five months ago in response to learning about the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan ."The idea just came to me when I saw my parents testing for lead in our water," Rao, a seventh-grader, told Business Insider.
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The data has reportedly been categorised into biographical data, financial activities, travel, and more.British intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) may have been collecting personal social media data of people as part of their mass surveillance efforts.According to an Engadget report, the GCHQ has been collecting such information over years, even decades, and has been sharing this information with foreign intelligence and other law enforcement agencies.The Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office (IPCO), the body that oversees the activities of the GCHQ, has also been reportedly left out of the loop with regards to this.However, it is still not clear to what extent the data is being collected and what it is being used for.What kind of data is getting collected is also yet to be revealed.
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We’ve written about Cover before — it’s the wild new Los Angeles-based tech company that uses exotic design tools and prefabricated structures to kick out complete home designs in three days for $250.But it’s always nice to see someone’s dream come to fruition and co-founders and architects Alexis Rivas and Jemuel Joseph should be patting themselves on the back after Cover unveiled the completion and installation of its first housing unit designed and manufactured in its Los Angeles factory.It’s a small step but an important one for the fledgling company, which aims to make living and working in a sharply designed and well-built space a reality for everyone.The first commercial unit by the company is a small but elegant marvel — a 320-square-foot space that will be used as a music studio and office by an Oscar-nominated sound editor.“Unlike other prefab companies and builders, Cover is a technology company first, armed with a team of full-time software engineers, designers, manufacturing engineers, and architects who have developed technology that streamlines the entire process of designing, buying, permitting, manufacturing and assembling Cover units,” Rivas said.“We focus on the quality of the spaces and the little details—like the way light reflects off surfaces, how a door handle feels or the framing of the view—to transform the living experience for our customers and ensure a more efficient, smarter and thoughtful way of living.”
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There I was on a pleasantly warm Saturday, watching the MLB playoffs, when Cheddar tossed me this.It's a cooler that may well incite tailgaters to raptures they'll never reach during the game.Especially if they're Washington, DC, sports fans.It's called the Cooler Cannon.And it works a little like those T-shirt cannons you see at NBA games.The Cooler Cannon first launched on Kickstarter in 2013 and didn't quite reach its goal.
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Mysterious malicious code silently chews up CPU cycles to craft cash on visitors' dimeUpdated Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning website devoted to checking the factual accuracy of US politicians' words, appears to have been hacked so that it secretly mines cryptocurrency in visitors' browsers.The dot-com is run by the Tampa Bay Times, and already has its work cut out for it given the state of American politics.Right now, it fires up code from Coin Hive in browsers to generate Monero coins, each worth about $95, for the miscreants who embedded the software in the site's pages.Coin Hive is a legit outfit that offers free JavaScript to web admins: the code, when placed on a page, invisibly and silently runs in the browser and takes spare CPU cycles to mine Monero.Whoever controls the code then collects the coins from the miners.
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Earlier this year, when Microsoft showed off its new Surface Pro laptop, one part of the device stood out.The sleek tablet-PC hybrid was made, predictably, out of aluminum and glass, but its keyboard was covered in a soft-suede like fabric.“And then some people got concerned.Earlier this month, Google showed off a line of products, a few of which were also covered in knitted fabric.Wrapped around the Google Home Mini and Max is a soft polyester-nylon fabric that the company developed from scratch.“I took that as a compliment, because that’s exactly what we were going for.”
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No compatible source was found for this media.Equifax has taken down a webpage that offered credit report assistance after third-party code on it directed visitors to download and install adware disguised as a fake Adobe Flash Player update.The incident comes just a month after the embattled credit firm disclosed that it suffered a massive breach in July that compromised valuable personal and financial data of 145.5 million Americans.Security researcher Randy Abrams first discovered the latest security issue when browsing a page on Equifax's consumer information services portal when he was redirected to a malicious URL."As I tried to find my credit report on the Equifax website I clicked on an Equifax link and was redirected to a malicious URL," Abrams wrote in a blog post."The URL brought up one of the ubiquitous fake Flash Player Update screens."
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Almost all the premiere 2017 smartphone race horses are in.Aside from a OnePlus 5T that may or may not happen next month, we’re also waiting for Huawei’s last word for the year.As the manufacturer that really kicked the whole dual camera trend into full gear, Huawei will have to really step up its game this year.Except, perhaps, for its screen, which might not exactly be surprising.As far as those cameras are concerned, the Huawei Mate 10 will supposedly use two very large sensors, one 23 megapixel and one 20 megapixel.Both, of course, have Leica’s branding to flaunt.
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Over 1100 klimatrapporter have been analysed – no evidence of biased reporting found.climate science is often well-founded, despite the encounter the hordes of people who are wary of it, it applies to both politicians and "fåtöljforskare".the research is backed by large amounts of facts and people who are specialists in the field do not seem to play any role.the Debate about klimatforskningens authenticity continues.the Scepticism about climate science was intensified in 2009 when thousands of emails and computer files published after a hacking of klimatforskningsinstitutet CRU.the climate Sceptics claimed then that the data was spread proved that the scientists manipulated data to strengthen their theories that climate change is caused by man.
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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang once told me that one of the things he was most excited about for the future of his company’s tech was bringing the Holodeck to life – and now, that’s exactly what Nvidia is doing with its new Holodeck photorealistic VR platform for designers and developers.Nvidia Holodeck (yes, it’s actually called that) in an “intelligent virtual reality platform” created by the GPU maker that offers collaborative virtual environments with simulated real-world physics, highly detailed models built using photorealistic graphics at life-size scale.It’s not built to help Captain Picard live out film noir detective fantasies or swashbuckle the seas, however; Nvidia’s Holodeck is aimed at helping designers prototype, review and tweak designs to make it possible to bring products to market faster.Holodeck is also AI-ready, meaning that you can train agents and deploy them in the virtual space to test your designs against anticipated real-world conditions, including virtual operators and incidental personnel and staff who might interact with any machinery or other objects being prototyped before they’re built.Already, Nvidia has won praise from top architects, NASA engineers and cutting edge designers, based on their experience with pre-release testing.Now, it’s opening up to early access for a broader group, with the aim of refining it further.
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TVs are no longer big, wooden boxes with bulbous screens and wide bezels; instead, head to any online marketplace and you’ll find page upon page of razor-thin displays, labeled with seemingly random numbers and letters, boasting technologies you’ve never even heard of.Start here, with our guide to screen resolution, before you begin to consider what size TV is best or whether you’ll need a soundbar.It’ll help you understand the difference between 720p, 1080p, and 4K, and teach you how these numbers matter within the context of your living room.The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell Pixels are the building block for every display you’ve ever seen.You can only see these pixels if you’re fairly close to the screen, of course; from a distance, thousands of them blend together to make the image on your screen.Often, 1080p is referred to as “Full HD.” In a 1080p television, there are 1,920 columns multiplied by 1,080 rows for a total of 2,073,600 pixels — more than twice as many pixels as you’ll find in a 720p display.
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Google’s new Pixel devices were unveiled last week and, like the originals, their photography capabilities are expected to be exemplary.Ahead of the devices official release date on October 19, a Google employee has published a gallery of photos and videos taken with the Pixel 2, giving us a better idea of what the new phones will be capable of.And the results are pretty darn impressive.The album was published on Google Photos over the weekend by Isaac Reynolds, a product manager at Google’s Camera department.The images make use of Google Photos’ “original quality” uploading — something that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will have access to until 2020 — but are otherwise unedited.These pictures feature a number of different compositions including landscapes, low-light shots, moving subjects, and the Pixel 2’s new portrait shooting mode.
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Som någon som ägnar hela dagarna åt att göra IOS-appar.Fler än 600 mobilutvecklare från hela världen har svarat på en mängd frågor, bland annat om var apparna de bygger körs.Det visar sig att det är en mångsidig skara utvecklare.Faktum är att endast 5,8 procent av utvecklarna bygger appar som uteslutande körs på mobila enheter.En tolkning av det är att i stort sett alla mobilutvecklare i undersökningen bygger appar som körs på olika typer av enheter.Det finns alltså inte så många utvecklare som sitter på sina kammare och uteslutande bygger IOS- eller Android-appar.
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There’s a wallet that’s specifically designed to block RFID signals.Now, there’s a new voice-enabled product that can help you remember to pick up eggs and milk on the way home from work.The Lystr is still in development, but it looks like it has a chance.The device automatically creates a shopping list of those exact items.For a more generic list, you can also activate the device by voice: “Hey Lystr, remember the bananas.”“I got started with the project after I got my MBA in 2015,” says Kara Scanlin, the Lystr CEO and cofounder.
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The companies said Tuesday documents have been refiled with CFIUS to review the deal, adding that the transaction could close by Nov. 30 with committee approval.Broadcom, which is domiciled in Singapore and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., operated as Avago Technologies Ltd. until February 2016, when it completed a $37 billion purchase of Broadcom Corp. Avago was the acquisitive former semiconductor unit of Hewlett-Packard Co. and made chips for wireless-communications and corporate data-storage markets.“Broadcom and Brocade have been and will continue to be actively engaged with CFIUS, remain fully committed to the merger and will continue to work diligently and cooperatively to close the merger,” the companies said Tuesday.A Brocade spokesman said the long review isn’t atypical and is due partly to the complexity of the transaction and the sensitivity of the technology it produces.A Broadcom spokesman declined to comment further.Shares in Broadcom slipped 0.3% to $239.39 in Tuesday trading, while Brocade traded up 1% to $12.15.
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The goal is to develop a sensor that will detect specific antibodies that are known to be signs of emerging diseases in the blood at very low and previously undetectable concentrations.The research project is being led by Prof. Gabby Sarousi in the BGU Unit of Electro-Optical Engineering and the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology."We are adapting existing sensor technologies to be able to detect very small amounts of chemical and biological components in fluids and in gas, in concentrations that are much lower than PPB (parts-per-billion)," says Prof. Sarusi."The results will render any potential treatment, including chemotherapy, much more effective than today, since it will be conducted on cancer at such an early stage that it has yet to manifest itself as a visible tumor."The sensor will be comprised of a miniature light waveguide ring with a diameter of a few hundred micrometers fabricated on a semiconductor chip and coated with chemical or biological receptors."The sensor we are developing for RAM Group can be used in two different ways: 100 percent optical sensing or one that combines optical sensing with an electronic sensor," Prof. Sarusi says.
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The United States was already on edge about the Atlantic tropics when the month of September began, as Hurricane Harvey had just slogged through Texas and delivered devastating inland flooding to a large stretch of the state, including the fourth largest city in the country.Five hurricanes—Irma, Jose, Katia, Lee, and Maria—would form.Four would become major hurricanes.Two of the storms, Irma and Maria, would reach Category 5 status and bring widespread devastation, especially in the Caribbean Islands, and to a lesser extent in the mainland United States.Now, finally, the Atlantic tropics have calmed down.No named storms remain, and there's only a slight chance of another storm forming within the next five days.
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Andrea Hanks/Official White House Photothe Us president's aircraft is not the future can be refueled in the air, if the president of Donald Trump's corporate governance requirements are implemented.Things to write in Popular Mechanics.Features karsimien is from Trump during the election campaign promises to drop Air Force One -the call sign of flying the new aircraft costs billion of dollars.for Example, republican senator Tom Cotton wondered at the decision hearing, where wonder control responded to the recent chairman of the joint chiefs, general Joseph Dunford.the air refueling absence of limit machine features, but decisions were based on economic limitations”, Dunford said.
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