Donald Broussard

Donald Broussard

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Macs are the go-to device for professionals and high-level officials the world over.Beautifully designed, extremely optimized for performance, and tagged with a price that reflects a premium product, Macs are more than a tool – they are a statement.In keeping with this reputation, you would not expect malware designed for Macs to be the run-of-the-mill, easy-to-block creations we see on other platforms.Malware has been around since the early days of computers and, regardless of operating systems, has always managed to creep in.One reason for that had to do with its adoption and integration in business environments: malware development was too costly in terms of allocated resources and actual return on investment.Consequently, attackers could either maintain a foothold for years or even completely cripple the organization, depending on their motives.
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What they witnessed in mid-August and revealed Monday was the long-ago collision of two neutron stars — a phenomenon California Institute of Technology's David H. Reitze called "the most spectacular fireworks in the universe.""This is getting everything you wish for," said Syracuse University physics professor Duncan Brown, one of more than 4,000 scientists involved in the blitz of science that the crash kicked off.Two neutron stars, collapsed cores of stars so dense that a teaspoon of their matter would weigh 1 billion tons, danced ever faster and closer together until they collided, said Carnegie Institution astronomer Maria Drout.The crash, called a kilonova, generated a fierce burst of gamma rays and a gravitational wave, a faint ripple in the fabric of space and time, first theorized by Albert Einstein."This is like a cosmic atom smasher at a scale far beyond humans would be capable of building," said Andy Howell, a staff scientist at the Las Cumbres Observatory."We finally now know what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object and it's a kilonova."
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Anything at all that can help relieve you of the anxiety that something might happen to your baby when they aren't right by your side is welcomed and the baby cam is the ultimate device for this.For years, however, the baby cam category was a tired one - filled with cameras that offered grainy footage of your baby that’s postage stamp size and, well, just not very good.While these aren’t dedicated baby cams, and you should always consider using them alongside - rather than instead of - a traditional baby monitor, they offer a viable solution rather than a substandard one.We did have the occasional issue of monitor dropout which was frustrating but certainly not limited to this device.It does come programmed with lullabies but they’re not that soothing, coming across more like a phone ringtone than a sleep mechanism.A basic, solid baby monitor that won't let you down
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Crossovers are an obvious fit for the ragtag band of mutants.But I can’t say I’ve ever seen this one before.Starting to January 2018, the “Poison X” crossover, starting in “X-Men Blue Annual 1", will see the symbiote-bonded Eddie Brock team up with X Men Blue’s team of unstuck-in-time OG X-Men (Jean Grey, Cyclops, Iceman, Beast, & Angel) to fight a crew of Poisons, the interdimensional villains that can absorb symbiotes for power and profit.While an unlikely narrative fit, this crossover makes creative sense.The current writer on X-Men Blue is Cullen Bunn, who helmed the Venomverse crossover event that introduced the Poisons (and a bunch of alternate universe symbiote-bonded heroes and villains) and who used to write for the main Venom book.The “Poison X” crossover will last for six issues, starting in January.
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LONDON — Bitcoin transactions use so much energy that the electricity used for a single trade could power a home for almost a whole month, according to a paper from Dutch bank ING.Bitcoin trades use a lot of electricity as a means to make verifying trades expensive, therefore making fraudulent transactions costly and deterring those who would seek to misuse the currency."By making sure that verifying transactions is a costly business, the integrity of the network can be preserved as long as benevolent nodes control a majority of computing power," wrote ING senior economist Teunis Brosens."Together, they will dominate the verification (mining) process.To make the verification (mining) costly, the verification algorithm requires a lot of processing power and thus electricity."Comparing the amount of energy used for a bitcoin transaction to running his home in the Netherlands, Brosens says: "This number needs some context.
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A balloon-delivered wireless service project that began as a part of Google in 2013 might soon be spun off into its own company.Just a week ago, we reported that Google’s parent company was granted an experimental license from the FCC to operate Project Loon balloons in Puerto Rico to deliver wireless service.Curiously enough, as Business Insider points out, this FCC filing lists the filing organization as “Loon Inc.” While this may have been due to administrative reasons, “Loon Inc.” could indicate that Alphabet is ready to spin out Project Loon into its own company.The recent FCC filing lists the filing organization as 'Loon Inc,' meaning Alphabet might be ready to spin out Project Loon into its own company.This wouldn’t be an unprecedented move as Project Loon shares a very similar history to Waymo, Google’s former self-driving unit that is now a full-fledged autonomous driving startup.Just like Waymo, Project Loon started out as a small part of Google and currently operates inside X, Alphabet’s semi-secret research and development facility.
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Twitter has turned over the names of 201 accounts to Senate investigators who are looking into Russia’s efforts to influence the last year’s presidential election, according to the Associated Press.The AP says that the account names are “linked to Russian attempts at influencing the 2016 presidential election,” and that they were handed over earlier this week.The handles were reportedly not revealed until now because of legal issues.Last month, Twitter announced that it suspended nearly Russia-linked 200 accounts that spread propaganda and misinformation, some of which corresponded to similar accounts identified by Facebook.Earlier this week, Politico revealed that Twitter deleted some Tweets “of potentially irreplaceable value to investigators,” in accordance with its privacy policies.The AP notes that it’s not clear if these new handles were among those that were deleted and that Twitter wouldn’t comment on the issue.
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Tesla has a reputation as a demanding place to work, and the company lived up to its reputation this week, as Tesla fired hundreds of workers.The San Jose Mercury News estimates that between 400 and 700 workers were let go, based on employee reports.“Like all companies, Tesla conducts an annual performance review," a Tesla spokesman told Ars."This includes both constructive feedback and recognition of top performers with additional compensation.As with any company, especially one of over 33,000 employees, performance reviews also occasionally result in employee departures.Tesla is continuing to grow and hire new employees around the world.”
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Facebook is launching a feature on its platform to order food directly from restaurants and different types of matleveranstjänster.choose from a number of different services such as Delivery.com, DoorDash, EatStreeet and Olo as well as restaurant chains like TGI Friday's, Jack in the Box, Papa John's and Panera."From local places to national chains connect Facebook connected you with old favorites and new discoveries with just a few press.You can also check out what your friends have to say about a restaurant before you order food," writes social nätverksjätten.Facebook says that the feature has been tested since last year and is now being rolled out to all users in the united states.the Service works via computer as well both in iOS and Android app.
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There are 20m - 25m monthly active Facebook users in the USA that are interested in Hunting; of that audience, 61% of them use Facebook online on their mobile device (~12m).You've captured 2.5% of that market as a user and .025% as a paid user.I/we do not know what your campaign(s) look like so I'll just shoot from the hip (pun intended).If you haven't already started doing re-engagement campaigns on Facebook, I would recommend trying to capture the 297,000 users that have not converted into a paid user.In my experience, re-engagement has been the best and cheapest source of paid users.I would also recommend increasing your geographical targeting to English speaking regions/countries where a hunting app could be used and supported.
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On its web site, Razer posted a picture with a man holding a mobile device.More information to come november 1, and they call it themselves, for their largest acquisition ever.So now speculated wildly about what it might be about.Many people think that it is about a new mobile phone for gamers.in the summer of reported namely Bloomberg that Razer probably going to let your own mobile phone.A takeover of mobile company Nextbit has also strengthened the suspicions.
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Amazon is reportedly working on a smart doorbell, that would allow delivery people one-time access into your home.The device, which has not yet been officially confirmed by the retailer, is intended to offer a solution to disappearing packages and weather-damaged shipments, which can be left vulnerable, waiting on doorsteps for some time.The retailer is apparently “in advanced talks” with Phrame, a company which sells $149 connected license plate frames.With a Phrame installed, drivers can remotely grant access to a key-box built into the frame, so that someone can temporarily unlock the car.It’s a model-agnostic alternative to some of the more baked-in systems trying to do the same thing.That has the advantage of not giving access to the full keys, too.
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Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.5 ways to capitalize on Google Tag ManagerOct 9, 2017 by Stela YordanovaIf you haven’t taken advantage of Google Tag Manager, now may be the time to get started.Columnist Stela Yordanova outlines five ways to utilize GTM to help you improve your marketing results.AdWords Scripts now available in new AdWords interface
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The Ulefone MIX is the latest all-screen device launched by the Chinese phone maker.The smartphone has been doing extremely well since its launch and that’s probably why the company feels confident enough to compare it with the much more expensive Xiaomi Mi MIX 2.Let’s check out the video they just uploaded over on Youtube!The first thing we notice in the video is that Ulefone has done a good job in minimizing bezels as much as possible.Side bezels are pretty much identical in size as well as the top one, where we see the different is in the chin, but that’s mostly due to the presence of a fingerprint scanner on Ulefone’s device.Of course, they could have gone the Xiaomi route but they believe users prefer front-facing scanners, so they went with that.
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"Rick and Morty" fans -- and everyone else who fumed when McDonald's ran out of Szechuan sauce on Saturday -- take heart.Soon, you can all get sauced.On Sunday, McDonald's tweeted an update about the rare chicken dipping sauce that became a cult phenomenon after a mention on animated show "Rick and Morty" in April.The company needed to do something -- fans on social media had tweeted angrily about driving hours to get to one of the select locations offering the sauce, only to find each restaurant had received very limited supplies, some of which turned up on eBay asking high prices.The tweet said the company was "truly humbled" by the turnout of fans, some in costume, and called their decision to offer a "super-limited batch" of the sauce "well-intentioned" but "not cool."The Szechuan sauce will be returning, and this time, not simply on one day and at a few restaurants, the tweet promised.
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Swedbank Robur har ökat innehavet i spelutvecklaren Starbreeze till 10,7 procent av kapitalet.Det framgår av ett flaggningsmeddelande.Enligt ägartjänsten Holdings uppgick Roburs innehav till 9,0 procent av kapitalet vid halvårsskiftet.Fondbolaget har således ökat sitt innehav med runt 4,5 miljoner aktier sedan halvårsskiftet.I fredags meddelades att Starbreeze huvudägare Varvtre AB, ägt av Bo Andersson Klint som är vd för Starbreeze, sålt 3,25 miljoner B-aktier till en befintlig institutionell ägare i Starbreeze.
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A few weeks back, UploadVR caught wind that Microsoft’s iconic Halo franchise would be coming to its new line of Windows 10 virtual reality headsets, which are made by partners such as Asus and Dell, though we didn’t know in what form.Halo Recruit is coming to all Windows VR headsets at launch on October 17.It will be a free, albeit brief experience designed to introduce players to the possibilities of Halo in VR.It’s developed by 343 Industries, the team behind Halo 4 and Halo 5, and it will offer you a glimpse of your favorite characters in VR.Halo Recruit will also be at retail demo stations in the coming weeks.We asked Microsoft whether this was the entirety of its Halo plans and received the following statement in response:
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Only in its first year, The Drum B2B Brave Awards has come out shining as TBWA\Chiat\Day NY and Earnest (London) Ltd take home the top prizes.Rewarding the best B2B marketing campaigns/strategies, these global award awards aim to find the best in terms of creativity, effectiveness, ROI and commercial results.The grand prix is the best of the winners and the panels overall favorite.This year’s winner is TBWA\Chiat\Day NY for their entry, “The Answer Company” for Thomson Reuters.Chairman and judge, Chris Duffey, senior strategic business development manager, Adobe said: “TBWA\Chiat\Day NY created a defining campaign unique to Rueters with a foundational premise that businesses are not ideally set-up to understand logic but rather they are ideally set-up to understand experiences."They told an interesting story unique to Rueters with a tight and striking visual identity”
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In the game's first moments, an invading army assaults the Tower, the security hub of the last human city—and robs every character (and thus every player) of their "Light", that invisible source of their power.This offers Destiny, a game always plagued by accusations of repetition and artificiality, a remarkable opportunity for reinvention.The original title proved to be a game primarily interested in accretion: collecting guns, collecting armor, collecting various accolades and accomplishments.There was so much to collect that eventually the game's developers introduced what amounted to an in-game scrapbook cataloguing all the various things you'd done—Oh, the Places You'll Go for the shooter addict crowd.In its first few hours, Destiny 2 wears the clothing of a more solitary sci-fi experience, and it stands a reminder of how good Bungie still is at making this sort of game.Its sudden interest in solitude and focus gives way to a surprising bit of soul-searching.
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Det tillkännagav kommissionen i ett pressmeddelannde.Det 30 augusti 2016 beslöt kommissionen att Irlands skattefördelar för Apple är olagliga under EU:s statsstödsregler eftersom bolaget betalar avsevärt mindre skatt än andra bolag."Irland måste återkräva upp mot 13 miljarder euro i olagligt statsstöd från Apple.Men mer än ett år efter kommissionens beslut har Irland inte gjort det", sade EU:s konkurrenskommissionär Margrethe Vestager i en kommentar.Tidsgränsen för Irland var den 3 januari 2017, vilket är den normala fyramånadersperioden efter en formell underrättelse.Makroredaktionen +46 8 5191 7931, http://twitter.com/makroredaktion
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