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Rough week to be in Twitter support.Three days after the site experienced downtime across the globe, the site was hit by another outage.Status.io’s service site is currently listing a “active incident,” leaving many users unable to tweet.In other cases, the site isn’t loading at all, instead serving up internal server errors or messages stating that the service is “over capacity.”Here in the States, at least, the issue doesn’t appear to be quite as widespread as Tuesday’s incident.We’ve reached out to Twitter for comment and will update as soon as we hear more.
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this year, eight years and nine cohorts later, HTC came to Desire 12 which are closest to can be described as a telephone which fight in the middle class.the Phone is equipped with a display screen of the LCD IPS-type 5.5-inch with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, a quad-core processor (4×1.3 GHz) from MediaTek (MT6739), a graphics chip from PowerVR (GE8100), 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM, 32 GB of storage, and a main camera of 13 megapixels with the LED flash and the usual functionality that fasdetekterande focus, HDR and face detection.Under the shell we find HTC's proprietary grässnitt HTC Sense, which runs on top of version 8.0 of Android, also known as Android Oreo.the Phone is currently available in Power, Complete, Dustin and Proshop has a price tag of 2 090 sek.In collaboration with HTC has Swedroid given the opportunity to let you readers compete for a HTC Desire 12 Cool Black.to participate in the contest you need to answer a question and fill in a justification in the form below.
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Even though you have to get out of your car to pump gas (in most states, at least), you don't necessarily have to leave the vehicle's cushy confines to pay for it.Chevrolet's new Marketplace in-car app store will soon offer US residents the chance to pay for gas at a participating Shell station using Chevy's MyLink infotainment system.Best of all, you don't have to estimate how much gas you'll need -- once selecting your gas station on the display, it generates a code that will unlock the gas pump, and the resulting fill-up will be debited from a payment method you have stored.Of course, as with everything else in life, there are limitations.Marketplace is only available on certain 2017-and-up Chevrolet vehicles in the US.Right now, the program is only limited to Detroit, Seattle and Houston, but it will expand nationwide in the coming months.
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Det har tidigare ryktats om att M.A.S.K.skulle bli film men att planerna skrotades.Nu är det dock på tapeten igen och regissören är extra intressant i sammanhanget.var en tv-serie från ett 80-tal när allt var tydligt och de goda var goda och de onda var väldigt onda.Serien handlar om ett gäng män (och en kvinna i respektive lag) som kör bilar, motorcyklar samt saker som flyger som förvandlas till vapenbestyckade diton vid behov.Regissören i fråga är F. Gary Gray som står bakom Fate of the Furious.
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Monica Lewinsky has a message for cybersecurity experts: help protect vulnerable people from hackers.At the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, Lewinsky made this plea while talking about cyberbullying to a crowd of hundreds of cybersecurity professionals.While much of what she said came from a TED talk she originally gave in 2015, her message about the ways hacking can lead to public humiliation had a unique meaning for this crowd.After all, these are the very people whose job it is to stop hackers from stealing sensitive personal information."Make people more aware of cybersecurity and how to protect themselves," she told the crowd.Lewinsky became a public figure in 1998 when her relationship with President Bill Clinton came to light, with transcripts and recordings of her phone calls with a co-worker in which she discussed the affair eventually becoming public.
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Microsoft has launched Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google’s Chrome browser via an extension.Anyone can download the extension now, adding an extra layer of protection to block malicious websites.The extension, which is free, alerts users when they attempt to load a dangerous website and directs them back toward safety.The new extension offers Chrome users the same protection Microsoft baked into its own Edge browser.The company points toward an NSS Labs 2017 Web Browser Security report citing Edge’s superiority over Chrome and Firefox when it comes to phishing protection.According to the report, Edge protects against 99% of attacks, whereas Chrome protects against 87%.
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Have you ever wanted to fly a drone with your body?How about while wearing a VR headset that shows you a first-person perspective from the drone and where it’s flying in real time?This is now a reality, thanks to a drone and exosuit developed by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne University in Switzerland.It’s called the FlyJacket, and the user controlling the drone wears a VR headset and a soft upper-body exoskeleton that syncs their movement with the drone’s.The user spreads their arms wide (like wings), and when they turn or roll their body, the drone will move correspondingly while the user can watch through the VR headset.The system works with fixed-wing drones.
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Sennheiser is offering professionals a new set of headphones and headsets that promise a mix of high-end audio and comfort that persists over hours of use.The series, which doesn’t launch until August, will include the HMD 300 Pro and single-sided HMD 301 Pro headsets, as well as the HD 300 Pro and HD 300 PROtect monitoring headphones.All models boast enhanced comfort.The 300 Pro series is modeled after Sennheiser’s beloved HD 250 Linear, a model popular among professionals and audio enthusiasts.According to Sennheiser, its acoustic engineers were “able to get extremely close to the precise, linear sound reproduction” of the HD 250.As such, the company says the new 300 Pro headphones now sit at the top of its monitoring headphones portfolio.
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...their facial recognition is also facing a class-action lawsuit (BBC)Weibo is backtracking from a gay content ban (BBC)The Pentagon is focusing on AI even though the president possibly doesn’t know how to spell it.Reddit nerds are competing to prove their country is the most Bitcoin-friendly.Elon Musk replaces robots at Tesla factory because “humans are underrated.” We beg to differ:You can now watch the first HD VR video filmed in space.
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Welcome to The Drum's APAC Creative Works.As always, this section is dedicated to showing the best creative work and gives you, the reader, the chance to decide which work we feature as our APAC 'Creative Work of the Week.'We've now introduced our new five-star voting system.To vote for your favorite, make sure you click on the stars.The winner be chosen based on the average rating and the number of votes cast.Voting closes on Tuesday 24 April.
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Usage-based car insurance isn't a totally new thing, but most of the existing programs require you to plug an OBD-II dongle into your car so it can monitor your driving habits.Hyundai thinks it can do one better and is moving to integrate its BlueLink connected car platform with the Verisk Data Exchange.Before you fire up your torches and start sharpening your pitchforks, Hyundai will only share the driving data of customers who opt in.That said, if you don't drive much or you drive like a proverbial granny, Hyundai's data share might end up being a great way to save some cash."Our alliance with Verisk will enable new value-added services for our customers," said Manish Mehrotra, director of digital business planning and connected operations, Hyundai Motor America."Hyundai customers will have access to their portable Verisk Driving Score, which can lead to discount offers on UBI programs and support driver feedback that helps improve their driving."
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Ok, maybe it’ll take you a while to match Iron Man for tech skills, but with the The eduCBA Tech Training Lifetime Subscription Bundle in your armoury you can’t rule anything out.Don’t be put off by the ‘Tech Training’ title here.This vast learning kit has over 800 courses covering pretty much anything you can do with a laptop.Yes there are plenty of ‘tech skills’ like coding, cloud computing, and data analytics.‘Girls only like guys who have great skills’ - Napoleon DynamiteEssentially this bundle is all things to all self-improvement enthusiasts.
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Netflix bruger store summer i 2018 og har sat 8 milliarder dollars af til nye produktioner og udvikling af eksisterende serier.Hastings indrømmede ved TED-konferencen 2018, at trods de voldsomme beløb må der gøres endnu mere – taget i betragtning at Disney vil konkurrere med Netflix med en ny tjeneste og Amazon pumper milliarder i sine TV-shows."Der er så mange gode shows på andre tjenester, så vi har en lang vej at gå", sagde Hastings, og nævnte, at beløbet ikke er så stort, som det lyder, og at det spredes globalt.For at sikre, at pengene bliver brugt på de rigtige steder – ikke som på Marco Polo eller Everything Sucks – afslørede Hastings lidt mere om, hvordan Netflix' algoritme fungerer."Det gør de, overraskende, ved at guide os frem til de shows og de film, som folk vil se næste gang – frem for en bedømmelse af, om noget er godt eller dårligt"."Hvad der sker, når vi vurderer, er at vi er metakognitive mht.
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An alligator was caught checking out rooms at a Quality Inn motel in Sebring, Florida, over the weekend.But officials with the Highlands County Sheriff's Office say the nearly 5-foot-long creature may have just been looking for the perfect spot to day drink."We aren't sure if this little guy got locked out of his room at the Quality Inn in Sebring this afternoon or what," the sheriff's office joked in a post online Sunday."Maybe he was just looking for the tiki bar to get a margatorita, but he didn't look like he was old enough to drink and didn't appear to have any ID in his alligator skin wallet."The sheriff's office shared a 40-second video of the gator slowly making its way past a block of hotel rooms before turning a corner to head down another hall.Deputies called a licensed trapper who taped the gator's mouth shut, carried it to his truck and relocated it.
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Philo, a fledgling skinny-bundle TV streaming service, is taking two steps closer to its big-league competitors.The live-TV streaming company will work on Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV devices this summer, CEO Andrew McCollum said in an interview last week.When Philo launched in November, it worked on Roku, Apple mobile devices and Chromecast or any other TV-connected Google Cast, which is relatively limited compared with competitors.More importantly, you'll be able to do more with your Philo account.The company is unlocking the streaming apps for the TV networks included in a customer's subscription.All of Philo's networks are participating except for OWN, which is coming soon.
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A Russian court has paved the way for the government to block the Telegram messaging app over its creators' failure to provide authorities with access to users' encrypted messages, it was widely reported on Friday.The watchdog said Russian authorities needed the ability to decrypt messages sent by potential terrorists and that Telegram had missed an April 4 deadline to turn over keys that would make that possible.At today's hearing, which was scheduled only 24 hours earlier, the court granted the request after just 18 minutes of deliberation, The New York Times reported.Telegram lawyers skipped the hearing in protest.The ruling came a month after telegram lost a lawsuit it filed against Russia's secretive security agency, the FSB, which has said Telegram is the messenger of choice for "international terrorist organizations in Russia."In 2016, the Kremlin supported a sweeping anti-terrorism law that required authorities to be given backdoor access to encrypted applications.
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Your Google Home gives you the ability to control all your smart home devices.“OK Google, turn off the lights” — and, like magic, your words cause all the lights to go out.The Google Home can also answer all your questions about anything, whether you want to know the weather, you’re curious about movie times, or you just want to talk.As for Netflix, that is your one-stop shop for binge-watching all your favorite TV shows, old and new movies, and Netflix original series.Now, Google Home and Netflix have partnered together to create fun games that combine two of your favorite things.On Friday, April 13, Google Home launched an interactive game celebrating Netflix’s Lost in Space — just in time for the show’s premiere.
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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, testified before Congress this week to explain how Facebook mishandled user data during the Cambridge Analytica scandal.Chris Hadnagy, a body-language expert, said Zuckerberg seemed stoic and relatively emotionless, and didn't display any signs of sadness.That means he missed a prime opportunity to earn listeners' forgiveness, since sadness is known to elicit sympathy and empathy from observers.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent nearly 10 hours testifying before Congress this week, answering questions about how Facebook mishandled user data during the Cambridge Analytica scandal.But he missed a prime opportunity to win back listeners and earn their forgiveness.According to Chris Hadnagy, a body language expert and the author of "Unmasking the Social Engineer," Zuckerberg didn't show any signs of sadness in either his facial expressions or his body language.
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Bellus3D, the company behind the uncannily accurate, slightly creepy 3D selfie camera, is making the jump to the iPhone with a new app that will let you take its oddly realistic scans without any extra hardware.The company had previously announced at CES 2018 that it was finally releasing its face-scanning camera this year for $499.But with the release of the iPhone X, the company is taking things in a bit of a different direction by bundling its software into an iPhone app, removing the requirement for any expensive hardware required (other than the $999-plus smartphone, of course).The app is currently in beta — interested users can sign up for on Bellus3D’s website — with a full App Store release planned for later this year.As with Bellus3D’s previous demos, it's still impressive to see it in action, and it’s made all the more interesting by the fact that you don’t have to drop an extra $500 on a bespoke camera to use it.We had the chance to try out both the app and Bellus’s original hardware, things are pretty much the same here: you look at the camera lens on the phone and rotate your head to the left and right as it maps your face, capturing 250,000 data points to create the final image.
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Today, perhaps prompted by ongoing concerns about data privacy online, Valve announced a new privacy update for Steam.This update is a fairly far-reaching one that aims to give users more control over their profiles.As Steam profiles contain a wealth of information on users, such as their entire game libraries, total play time for each title, and the achievements they’ve earned, these new features will probably be welcomed by more than a few.As explained over on the Steam blog, users can now determine who can see the “game details” on their profiles, a phrase which encompasses everything listed above.You’ll have three different options when it comes to displaying these details: public, friends only, and private.You have even more control when it comes to your play time for each title, as you can elect to hide that from everyone even if other parts of your profile are set to public or friends only.
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