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Dion Esparza

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DevGuild: Content Strategy is dedicated to the craftspeople who deliver value through content.From defining user needs, to editorial planning, to distribution & ROI tracking -- this event will help you hone your technique & build a thriving community and business.
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Last month, astronaut Peggy Whitson performed her eighth spacewalk outside the ISS, setting the record for most spacewalks by a woman.Today at 1:27am EDT, she made history yet again by breaking astronaut Jeff Williams’ record for cumulative time in space by an American astronaut, which was 534 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes.Shattering records is pretty standard for Whitson, who was the first woman commander of the International Space Station (ISS).Her most recent mission aboard the ISS was extended until September, so once she returns to Earth, Whitson will have logged 650 days in space, setting the bar extremely high for future record-breaking.“It is one of those rides that you hope never ends,” Whitson tweeted before her big achievement.“I am so grateful for all those who helped me on each of my missions!
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For example, the latest Young Adult X-Files books—prequels starring teen Mulder and Scully—are straightforward but well done.They were insane because they just straight-up novelised episodes of the TV series—a TV series you might remember as often being totally inappropriate for kids aged 8-12.If adult themes were present, then the books simplified them down to make sure the readers absolutely understood them.“Take this really adult and complicated plot and explain it to a child.”There were 11 X-Files books written in the ‘90s, and they managed to pick some of the most horrific, traumatising episodes from the entire show to novelise.For instance, the book I remember the clearest was the novelisation of “Squeeze.” A monster of the week episode, “Squeeze” featured Doug Hutchison as Eugene Victor Tooms, a being that had lived without ageing for decades by eating the livers of people he killed.
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De som skaffar en S8 får även fördelar i Googles strömningstjänst, som möjligheten att ladda upp 100 000 låtar från egna musiksamlingen – dubbla mängden av vad som vanligtvis tillåts.Vad som händer med överskottet när användare byter telefon framgår inte.Från och med nu får dessutom de som skaffar en ny platta eller telefon från Samsung en tremånadersprenumeration på Google Play Music, vilket vi förmodar bara gäller för de som inte prenumererat tidigare.Sista delen av samarbetet är att Samsungs virtuella assistent Bixby kommer att kunna användas till att kontrollera Play Music.Google nämner ingen regionbegränsning i sitt blogginlägg.
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Holidays are one of the best opportunities for brands to advertise.And with Mother’s Day right around the corner, you should start planning your marketing strategy now.On average, 87 percent of Americans celebrate Mother’s Day (this year on May 14) and nearly $21.39 billion was spent on retail in the U.S. last year, according to a new survey by search engine Bing.From jewelry to books to gardening, there are a number of industries that see a spike in sales for the holiday.Jewelry was the most searched for item (34 percent), with cards (19 percent) and flowers (17 percent) following suit, according to Bing.On average, one shopper spends $96 on jewelry for Mother’s Day.
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Getting your video to go viral is a hefty task.They follow people’s lives, disrupt the atmosphere with reality or mock our human nature; psy soars through streams with an air of nonchalance, his dominance unchallenged with 2.6bn views to date for Gangnam Style and Star Wars kid majestically dances through shares on social media.Lacking in production values, coherent structure and adequate length, some videos are scored low on quality, excitement and originality and disappear into obscurity soon after being uploaded.This process is generally sound because the indicators of video quality are clear in most cases.How much of your video are people watching?Despite being well hidden, it contains a bundle worth of dashboards and reports offering insights into all areas needed for fruitful analysis, including the ability to compare videos against each other.
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The first round of the 2017 French presidential election will be held next Sunday, on April 23.However, automated accounts are currently bombarding French voters on social media with fake news and misinformation, so Europe isn’t out of the woods yet.The studies found 25 percent of the political links shared on French Twitter were fake news, deliberately false stories or opinions passed off as facts.Earlier this month Facebook shut down 30,000 fake accounts in France that were spreading spam and fake news.Hopefully no Trumps in EuropeIt’s unsure what effect increased misinformation will have on the French election, but it sure as hell can’t be good for democracy when voters are being deceived.
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Looking for a super powerful phone but don't necessarily want the Galaxy S8?The Sharp Aquos R could be the device for you.Sharp may not be the best-known smartphone manufacturer out there, but that doesn’t mean its phones aren’t good.Case in point: the new Aquos R phone, which boasts the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB of RAM.The device was just unveiled by Sharp, and is the first Aquos phone to be launched since the Aquos XX3 Mini, which was unveiled in October 2016.Apart from the Snapdragon 835 and 4GB of RAM, the device comes with a 5.3-inch QHD display, HDR 10 capabilities, and a battery with a capacity of 3,160mAh.
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Do you need a dual camera like the one found on Huawei and LG phones or is the single module approach of Samsung, Sony, OnePlus and Google better?Which camera can you rely on the most for the shots you’re likely to take?With the Galaxy S8 launching today, let’s take a look as we pit Samsung’s flagship against the LG G6, Sony Xperia XZs, Huawei P10, Google Pixel and OnePlus 3T in an in-depth camera shootout!For the last few years, cameras have been an area where OEMs continue to do battle and we’ve heard each company explain why its approach to the camera is revolutionary, ground-breaking and makes it the best on the market.Yet for all the hype, it’s out there in the wild where it truly matters so we took these six phones out to Golden Gate Park and Haight Ashbury in San Francisco to find out for ourselves.Before we get into the galleries themselves, let’s quickly remind ourselves of the camera specs themselves:
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Amazon’s Alexa is now able to communicate with Google G Suite calendar accounts, according to an Amazon spokesperson.The integration means G Suite users may now ask questions like “Alexa, what’s on my calendar?” or “Alexa, add lunch with Kanye at 2 p.m. to my calendar.”The integration today is part of what has been a steady push by Amazon to connect business calendars with Alexa.Last month Amazon announced that tens of millions of Office 365 calendar users can connect with Alexa.Two months ago Alexa integrated with Outlook.com calendars.A series of Alexa skills have been made to bring the intelligent assistant into the workplace.Teem uses Alexa for conference room scheduling.One integration for Hipchat incorporates a smart lightbulb to alert sales teams to give periodic progress reports and give security teams a way to monitor server activity.
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I guess no one knew this small company a couple of months ago but now almost everybody is talking about them – and for a VERY good reason if I might add.Geotel is one of the new additions in the mobile phone industry during the past few months and they already managed to produce a very decent budget Android smartphone, called Geotel Note.Have a look at its review to find out our thoughts about it.Geotel Note SpecificationsProcessorMediatek MT6737 ProcessorDisplay5.5″ IPS – 1280 x 720 (HD 720)RAM3GB LPDDR3Storage16GB eMMC – microSD slotOperating SystemAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowCameras13MP, 8MP frontBattery3200mAhPhysical Dimensions110g, 152.3 x 76.8 x 8.2 mm UNBOXING Geotel NoteIt’s always typical to expect nothing from a… budget Android smartphone when it comes to its package, but this isn’t the case with Geotel Note, since the device comes with several extra accessories, such as a screen protector and a hard plastic case.Pretty decent package for this price, I have seen less extra accessories given for much more expensive smartphones, so I cannot complain.Geotel Note – Hardware (Camera, Display, Chipset)OK, let’s see how this little guy performs in everyday use.On the contrary, it has a special glossy finish on its back and the display (5,5 inch –  HD resolution) looks and feels impressive for a phone of this category.The Geotel Note packs an 8Mpixels front facing camera (f/2.0, 84 degrees wide angle), along with notification LED next to it, and customizable on-screen navigation keys on the front (yes, you can swipe to make them disappear and re-appear if you wish or change their placement).As we mentioned earlier, one of its most premium features is the glossy/shiny back plate that impresses everyone who looks at it, but on the other side – beware- it’s a huge fingerprint “magnet” as you will see from the images below.Join GizChina on TelegramBelow the back plate you will find room for 2 SIM cards along with a micro SD slot and a fully replaceable 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery.In the same area, you will also find the main camera of the device, a 13Mpixels shooter with LED flash and several functions (autofocus, touch focus, video recording, f/2.0, 5P camera lens etc.
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Tech companies are expected to have the best earnings season in the S 500 this quarter.Investors aren't taking any chances.They're snapping up options that protect against a drop in the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index, pushing the cost of those hedges to the highest it's been since December.It's a huge swing in sentiment in just seven weeks, when investors were the most unhedged on tech stocks since late 2014.So what's changed?For one, first-quarter earnings growth forecasts have surged, with analysts now calling for 16% expansion, up from 10% at the start of March, according to a Bloomberg survey.To investors, that degree of optimism is potentially dangerous should results come in below forecasts, which has driven investors to seek protection."There's heightened sensitivity going into this earnings season," Steve Sosnick, an equity risk manager at Timber Hill, the market-making unit of Greenwich, Connecticut-based Interactive Brokers Group, said in a phone interview.
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Two weeks after announcing a new freemium version of their ‘Workplace’ professional platform, Facebook has unveiled a new set of updates to make their business offering more appealing.First up, Facebook’s announced a new group of Workplace integrations to make file-sharing on the platform more efficient.Partnering with Box, Microsoft and Quip, the new system will enable users to see thumbnail images of content within a shared file, while they’ll also be able to easily click through to make quick edits and changes.In addition to this, Facebook’s also bringing bots to Workplace.Yes, bots, like those ones on Messenger which they’re also working to promote.In Workplace, users will be able to build bots which can interact with other tools in the app to facilitate simple tasks, including within group conversations.
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The South Korean military is using dating apps to identify and arrest gay men within its ranks, according to a human rights group operating in the country.An investigation by the Military Human Rights Center of Korea (MHRCK) alleges that soldiers suspected of being homosexual are coerced into outing other gay men after a sex tape between two serving soldiers was discovered by army officials.According to the group, homosexual soldiers under investigation are being ordered by prosecutors to use dating apps to extract identifying information about other gay men so they too can be arrested and dishonourably discharged.The activist group published screenshots said to show a conversation between two soldiers where the men discuss sharing pictures and information about the units they serve in.Sexual acts between men is illegal within South Korea's military, and carries a sentence of up to two years in prison.According to QZ, prosecutors are now "conducting an army-wide search" for gay and bisexual soldiers, with up to 50 being "identified" so far.
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A new method of combating breast cancer has been discovered by scientists after they pinpointed a key driver for its growth and spread.Researchers found a protein called lysyl oxidase, or Lox, which allowed breast cancer cells to latch on to growth receptors - helping them grow more rapidly.This also allowed the deadly cells to advance through the body, their study found.The findings, hailed as a “game changer”, led scientists to develop a new prototype drug which could pave the way for the next generation of treatment for the disease.When tested on mice, the medicine halted the protein’s capacity to help cancer cells, slowing both the growth of tumours and the rate at which cells multiplied, scientists said.The work, carried out by a team from the University of Manchester and Institute of Cancer Research, will now lead to the drug being refined and presented for clinical trials on patients.
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Google has introduced version 9.0 of the Earth for the web and Android, which the developer has developed over the two years.One of the biggest news is the Voyager interactive guided tours.some of the contents will, for example, from BBC Earth.the Random locations can be detected through a new ”I'm feeling lucky”button which takes you to one of the 20 000 different places in the world.Kunskapsrutor is another news, which shows the facts about selected places and tells their story.If you find a particularly exciting place, you can take a virtual photograph and share it as a postcard, with optional people.
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For the first time ever The Drum Marketing Awards have gone global, and now we can reveal which brands and agencies have made the shortlist for 2017.Our esteemed panel of judges came together earlier this month to whittle down the entries from creative shops, in-house teams, design consultancies, digital agencies, PR firms and more.A host of international companies are nominated for trophies this year across categories like Branded Content Strategy of the Year, Best Use of VR and Media Planning and Buying Strategy of the Year.Nominated in the hotly-contested Marketing Agency of the Year category are Manchester-based outfit Love, WCRS, Stein IAS, Tin Man Communications and nine other agencies.In the Global Brand Strategy of the Year Croud's work for Regus is up against Kindred's campaign for Fox Sports, Merkle's concept for Periscopix and The Body shop and Wasserman's Bombay Sapphire 'The Grand Journey' project.A full list of this year's nominations can be viewed on The Drum Marketing Awards website.
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There are several facts that a first-time Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus user should know when running the device right out the box.What we’re doing today is speaking about the pieces of this smartphone that might not be immediately obvious and/or should be addressed before any other part of the phone is either switched on or handled extensively.This device is slightly unusual, and not just because Samsung removed the home button.Choose the right one first and you’ll save precious moments of your life.Users may want to consider doing some practice runs with the fingerprint scanner before trying it on the fly – smudges on that camera lens array will be inevitable for an unprepared index finger.Because of thinner bezels and a slightly different aspect ratio than last year, the Galaxy S8 Plus is very similar in size to the Galaxy S7 Edge.
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"There just comes a time when it's time to go," said Capaldi, who became the Doctor in 2013.Though Capaldi isn't leaving until the Christmas special, season 10's trailer shows a glimpse of the regeneration scene in which the Doctor transforms into another person.Capaldi hints the regeneration itself will be "slightly different from what you've seen before.""I'm sure whoever it is will have a great time," he said.Writer and producer Moffat is also bidding farewell to the show at the end of the season after eight years in charge.I would quite like to write something completely different," he said, before adding with a rueful smile, "...and fail miserably and wonder why I left."
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Livevideotjänsten Bambuser was a few years ago one of Sweden's most high-profile start-up companies and was predicted a brilliant future.since Then, however, the company been slow – at the same time as techjättar as Facebook and Twitter has launched konkurrernade services.In this week's episode of Breakits podcast talking Olle Aronsson and Stefan Lundell on Bambusers börsplaner, which became available to the public in a week.“It feels like the stock exchange became a bit of sistahandsalternativet for them, when they do not have enough capital elsewhere”, says Olle Aronsson.“You can also see it as a fit now when tech is hot on the stock market”, says Stefan Lundell.Bambusers turnover has stood still for the last few years, around 5-10 million, and the company has continued with the loss.
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