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VPNHub offers a free tier of service as well as a premium service that you pay for monthly.While the VPN market is pretty saturated, a new service with PornHub’s pedigree could do really well.It seems there are a million different VPN services out there, and yet another one launched today.But this one is a little different because of who owns it: PornHub, one of the largest websites dedicated to adult entertainment, and one of the top 50 sites by traffic in the world.Dubbed VPNHub, the new service is completely free and promises unlimited bandwidth without any user data-logging of any kind.There is a premium tier for the service that offers faster connections, a wider range of country nodes, and an advertisement-free experience.
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Microsoft’s Azure cloud service has soared to become the No.2 cloud provider behind Amazon Web Services, and although Microsoft will tell you it’s because of the breadth of Azure’s offerings, an undeniable appeal of the service is that it makes migration from on-premises systems straightforward, from both Microsoft products as well as third-party products like Linux and open source databases.Because Microsoft has had such a long and dominant position in the datacenter, its own Azure public cloud was designed to keep that dominance by being easy to migrate to for those Microsoft-based IT shops, such as by having the same services like Exchange available in both cloud and ion-premises versions.Such easy migration and dual cloud/on-premise services was an option Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform simply couldn’t offer because they had no legacy systems.Microsoft’s migration story breaks down into three major categories:Something to keep in mind: This guide describes the services available from Microsoft.
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Oppo and Vivo will need to watch out.Honor looks to be gunning for their piece of the pie.Chinese phonemaker Huawei's sub-brand took to Asia after its European launch, and its new Honor 10 flagship looks set to disrupt the market with its competitive price of just S$579.That's about $430, £320 or AU$570 converted -- way lower than its UK £399 pricing.Sporting dual cameras, a beautiful glass back in blue, grey, purple or black and a notched 5.84-inch display, the Honor 10 is powered by Huawei's Kirin 970 processor.That's the same chip powering the excellent Huawei P20 Pro.
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Back in the day, we all wanted to be like Mike.This week, Nike’s own Jordan brand named a new heir to his throne: Maya Moore, star small forward for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s National Basketball Association and four-time WNBA champion.A stunning new spot created by Wieden + Kennedy New York and directed by photographer and music video veteran Nabil Elderkin takes viewers through Moore’s career highlights while superimposing her image—and, by extension, her legacy—against that of Jordan’s classic “Wings” poster from 1985.The action is set to a subdued version of the show tune “Feeling Good,” made famous by Nina Simone in 1965 and since covered by everyone from John Coltrane to George Michael.It ends with Jordan himself paraphrasing the William Blake poem that appeared on the original poster.Elderkin’s experience as a director of both big-name ads (including work for Beats by Dre and the Mountain Dew-Doritos crossover spot in this year’s Super Bowl) and music videos (Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Foals, The Weeknd, etc.)
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Bail reform, Ofer says, is a “key way to achieve” the goals of challenging racial disparities in the criminal justice system and ending mass incarceration.For those who can’t afford it, they have to rely on bail bond agencies, which charge a non-refundable fee to pay the required bail amount on the person’s behalf.It costs about $38 million a day to keep these largely nonviolent people behind bars, according to the Pretrial Justice Institute.“Today we have a system that allows for people to be released pre-trial if they have enough money to afford their bail,” Essie Justice Group founder Gina Clayton tells TechCrunch.“When we see people making the bail, we see that women are going into tremendous debt and are also beholden to an industry that has time and time again been cited and known to practice in quite an incredibly despicable way in terms of coercing and harassing their customers,” Clayton says.“When we think about who are the people who know about what’s going on with bail, it’s black and brown women in this country.”
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A University of Oklahoma professor, Mohammed Atiquzzaman, is the recipient of the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Satellite Communications Technical Contribution Award for 2018.The annual award is given to an accomplished, senior-level researcher who has achieved outstanding results in satellite communications and recognizes excellent scientific contributions done by academia and industries.Atiquzzaman will receive the award at the IEEE International Conference on Communications in Kansas City, Missouri, May 20-24."Professor Atiquzzaman is an international expert in the area of satellite communications as witnessed by his many research contributions and international collaborations," said Sridhar Radhakrishnan, director, OU School of Computer Science, Gallogly College of Engineering."We are truly honored to have such an esteemed colleague."Atiquzzaman, a professor of computer science in the School of Computer Science, Gallogly College of Engineering, is receiving the award for research achievements in the field of satellite and space communication, specifically related to research in next-generation computer networks, wireless and mobile networks, satellite networks, switching and routing, optical communications and multimedia over networks.
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Now discovered new flaws in the New Karolinska (NKS) in Solna, sweden.Elevated strålvärden has been measured in the new strålbehandlingslokalerna.the Problem was discovered when two strålbehandlingsmaskiner would be tested.Increased strålvärden was noted then in the basement, a corridor adjacent to, and service spaces, writes the Stockholm county council, in a press release.It means that there are deficiencies in how the radiation is screened in the premises of the experts have now been called in to solve the problem.the Plan was to start radiation treatment in the new premises during the autumn.
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Cisco has issued updates to address a trio of critical vulnerabilities in its Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Center appliance.The networking giant says DNA Center, a network management and administration box Cisco sells directly to customers, has three flaws that would each potentially allow an attacker to take over the appliance remotely.Perhaps the most glaring of the flaws is the static administrator credentials Cisco somehow left coded into DNA Center.An attacker who had those credentials would, obviously, be able to completely take over the targeted appliance with ease."The vulnerability is due to the presence of undocumented, static user credentials for the default administrative account for the affected software," Cisco explains."A successful exploit could allow the attacker to log in to the affected system and execute arbitrary commands with root privileges."
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The OUKITEL U18 basked in the glory of the market as being one of the first worthy iPhone X clones with the 5,85-inch notched display, 4 GB RAM and 4000 mAh battery.The phone got some pretty good feedback and sales numbers, but the makers decided to make the notch design even more affordable and will release an OUKITEL U19 with slightly lower specs and better price.OUKITEL U19 will be featuring the same 5,85-inch display with 19:9 aspect ratio and 1512×720 pixel resolution and of course the notch is working as a notification bar.Onboard it will carry the MT6739 quad-core processor alongside 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.Battery capacity got also downgraded to 3600 mAh, but at least the phone will have Android 8.1 Oreo system right away.Full specs and first hands-on video available for you below.
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Speaks of automation, move into copy data managementVeeam customers have been hit by a wave of "hyper-availability" hyperbole.The data protection outfit insisted businesses need to move from insurance-based, reactive data backup to a more behaviour-based system – its Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform (VHAP).The concept was introduced at its VeeamON 2018 customer conference in Chicago, which ends today, 16 May.Veeam claimed that data protection must evolve from basic backup and recovery schemes, mechanically copying data at prescribed intervals, to a higher level of intelligence where, it says, data learns to respond instantly and appropriately to what actually happens anywhere across the enterprise data infrastructure.It said data needs to manage itself more autonomously, and we think this means that Veeam data stores will actually be managing themselves.
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To say that Westworld finally gave (well, confirmed) answers to a few of its biggest mysteries seems almost like a lie.But let’s take a good look at the surprising revelations we got—because there were plenty.A record playing in a solitary apartment containing a suspicious lack of natural light.Caught in this particular loop is James Delos (Peter Mullan), who’s undergoing some kind of testing, including when young son-in-law William (i.e.played by Jimmi Simpson) stops by to administer an interview for “fidelity.” The obvious implication, which turns out to be right on the money, is that Delos wants to use Dr. Ford and Westworld’s AI technology to allow him to put his actual mind in a host body — one that won’t break down on him after he contracts the illness whose cure research he defunded years ago.After mainlining some portentous quotes –
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What do you see as blockchain’s best use case?How does the Golem Project contribute to a more equal global economy?What do you see as the most exciting blockchain projects in development?What would you say to people who believe blockchain systems are untrustworthy?Ask all this and more to Golem’s Julian Zawistowski.Julian is the founder and CEO of imapp and The Golem Project, a global decentralized supercomputer.
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Jupiter's moon Europa, as seen by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s.NASA scientists looked at 20-year-old data from its Galileo probe, which orbited Jupiter and its moons in the 1990s.A new spacecraft could potentially "taste" the water from Europa that sprays into space and analyze it for signs of habitability — and alien life.The robot reached Jupiter in 1995 and orbited the gas giant and its giant moons, returning some of the most detailed and astounding data about the distant worlds.In 1997, Galileo zoomed within 130 miles of the surface of Europa, the fourth-largest moon of Jupiter that's now known to have a crust of ice.By reanalyzing old data from Galileo instruments, researchers discovered evidence that the robot had flown through a giant jet or plume of water sprayed from Europa's ocean.
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Traditional venture investing is poised to underperform this year and the years to come for four fundamental reasons:As indicated in the graph below, VC funds raised $143 billion since 2014 — that is a staggering number!The numbers represent a 10.5 percent, 22 percent, and 52 percent increase over the mean per year respectively.An increase in deal value means more risk to investors as companies have to perform at an ever-higher rate and exits have to occur at higher valuations in order to achieve a desirable return on investment.As exit markets continue to soften, more and more capital is being deployed to keep private deals funded as they wait for their exit window to arrive.Yes, the VC industry is facing an uncertain future, but there is a solution: a “Venture Development” investment model that focuses on early-stage companies with a smaller fund need and a high chance of success.
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Some of the thousands of posts from Russian trolls on Facebook came from an account called Memopolis -- a meme-focused page that tried its best to go viral among teens.In an ad promoting the page, which had 13,266 followers, Russian trolls wrote: "Welcome to the city of memes - Memopolis."The sponsored content was targeted to people between the ages of 13 and 40, specifically those who had an interest in BuzzFeed or 9GAG, according to data provided by Facebook and the House Intelligence Committee.The trolls spent 5,761.04 rubles on the ad, or $93.44.The ads, which Congress released on Thursday, show how memes played a prominent part in the Russian effort to manipulate public opinion.The posts, created by Russia's Internet Research Agency, focused on divisive issues like gun control, the US presidential election and race relations.
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Tencent just released a separate mobile app WeChat Official Account 订阅号助手, our sister site has reported.The app is now available on iOS (sorry, Android users).At the 2018 WeChat Open Class PRO event back in January, Allen Zhang, president of WeChat, teased the mobile version of Official Account.“WeChat is designed as a mobile-first product, but the operating platform of Official Account is highly reliant on PC.Moving from what we have on PC platform to the app or creating a whole different mobile experience, we were torn between the two options.But luckily, we are finishing the app now and it will be released very soon,” said Zhang.
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The title of Edmund Clark’s recent exhibition at New York’s International Center for Photography, “The Day the Music Died,” refers to a line in one of the English photographer’s favorite songs, Don McLean’s “American Pie.” The meaning of that song changed forever for Clark when he learned that it was used—along with music by Meatloaf, Aerosmith, 2Pac, and many others—to psychologically torture prisoners at America’s Guantanamo Bay detention camp.Clark believes that the nearly two-decade-long “War on Terror” launched by President George W. Bush after 9/11 has subtly permeated our culture and everyday lives in similar ways.Working with investigative journalist Crofton Black, Clark has spent the past decade traveling to black sites, detention facilities, and naval bases around the world, seeking to capture the commonplace reality of horrific practices like torture, extraordinary rendition, and indefinite detention.His goal is to de-sensationalize these locations—and, in doing so, make us realize the War on Terror is all around us.“It’s small subcontractors in upstate New York or North Carolina.It’s mundane bureaucratic stuff like flight schedules, invoices, emails.
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One thing that Wear OS devices have over the Apple Watch is that they’re available in both circular and square shapes, while the Apple Watch is only available in the latter, but a newly published Apple patent suggests that could one day change.Filed with the USPTO and spotted by Phone Arena, the patent is for an ‘Electronic device having display with curved edges’, but more importantly some of the pictures and descriptions are of a watch.That’s not all that’s mentioned though, as a pendant, glasses and headphones are also mentioned as possible uses for the tech, so Apple could be looking into a range of smart wearables, and the glasses are particularly notable, as we’ve heard rumors in the past that Apple is working on AR glasses.Of course, a patent doesn’t mean we’ll see a related product.New ones are published all the time and they often don’t turn into anything, but some do, and this one was originally filed in June 2015, which is after the launch of the original Apple Watch.That means it can’t just be a design that was abandoned in favor of a square shape, rather it’s seemingly something that Apple was considering even once the Apple Watch’s shape had been finalized.
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Google on Tuesday revealed a revamped Google News service, using artificial intelligence to surface quality sources and personalized stories."News is core to our mission," Google CEO Sundar Pichai told the crowd at the Google I/O developer conference."Also, at times like this it's more important than ever to support quality journalism.It's foundational to how democracies work."Google News has become an important tool for publishers to bring in readers, so a recreated destination could help them draw in even more eyeballs.However, relying too much on Google for traffic could harm publishers, as has happened for media companies that relied on Facebook for clicks only to have the social network deemphasize news stories in its newsfeed.
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