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AT added 1.5 million wireless subscribers for a total of 133 million.The carrier did lose 268,000 postpaid phone subscribers, but the majority of those losses were customers with cheaper feature phones.AT posted a US wireless operating margin of 29.6 percent "and a best-ever US wireless service EBITDA margin of 50.1 percent," .Even so, the total wireless revenue of $18.2 billion was down 0.7 percent year-over-year, "due to decreases in service and equipment revenues."Raising the activation fee will help AT get a little more from each customer.
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With the launch of the Security Updates Guide portal, users and security experts will have to rely on a new way to get info on vulnerabilities and patches.After serving up web-based security bulletins since around 1998, Microsoft will replace this service with the Security Updates Guide next month.Microsoft announced the end of its security bulletins in November 2016, stating that the last security bulletin would be the January 2017 Update Tuesday release.Our customers have asked for better access to update information, as well as easier ways to customize their view to serve a diverse set of needs, Microsoft stated.Instead of publishing bulletins to describe related vulnerabilities, the new portal lets our customers view and search security vulnerability information in a single online database.However, the site will kick into full gear on February 14, which will be the monthly Patch Tuesday rollout.
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Government websites just took a serious step toward robust security.Today, the Federal Chief Information Officers CIO Council announced that all new executive branch domains moving forward will use HTTPS, the secure, encrypted alternative to HTTP.Since 2015, the government has been working to migrate all of its sites and services to HTTPS, a browser protocol widely considered to be one of the central pillars of online security.Notably, the new .gov initiative will mark the first time a top-level domain TLD has enforced HTTPS across subdomains.Organizers hope that the .gov TLD can set the example for other government domains, potentially spreading default HTTPS into other branches and eventually into state and local government sites too.For now, the change will apply solely to new executive branch .gov domains, as the legislative and judicial branches aren t yet implementing a similar policy.
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Samsung has – at long last – revealed a full list of phones and tablets that will receive Android 7.0 Nougat.The list was actually revealed at the end of an announcement for the Galaxy S7 s Nougat update.Of course, we already knew that Nougat was being sent out to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets, but it s nice to get official confirmation in any case.Samsung confirmed today that Nougat will eventually come to the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Tab S2 LTE Unlocked , and the Galaxy Note 5.We expected as much for those devices, as they re some of the more recent premium devices Samsung offers.Going beyond those, however, Samsung confirms that the Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A8 will be getting Nougat as well.
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So you re going to redesign and relaunch your website.That s certainly a major undertaking.A proper SEO audit identifies potential SEO pitfalls prior to launch, giving you time to get issues fixed before you replace your current website.So, tackle most of this if you can in a pre-launch audit while your web design firm is under contract and the content management system CMS , files, images and more are already being edited.Make sure your analytics tracking code is on every page of the new site and that it s programmed correctly.Are you using Google Tag Manager GTM ?
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The robots are coming.And they have burritos, Chinese food and burgers.If you re a hungry DoorDash user in Redwood City, they may be coming for you.On Wednesday, the on-demand food delivery startup announced that in the next few weeks some customers will see robots showing up on their doorstep with their orders.The robots, made by London-based Starship Technologies, are small, six-wheeled gizmos that cruise along city sidewalks, rolling at about the speed a pedestrian would walk no more than 4 mph .They come up to a person s knee, have space to store three grocery bags of food, and weigh about 50 pounds when fully loaded.DoorDash will roll out fewer than a dozen in Redwood City to start, intending to use them for small deliveries traveling short distances good news for robot lovers who are too lazy to walk down the street to pick up their to-go order .The robots are self-driving and are equipped with nine cameras to sense dangers and obstacles, but during this testing stage, will be accompanied by a human handler who can take control if necessary.By adding robots as a complement to the tens of thousands of Dashers who use the DoorDash platform, we ll be able to better delight customers with faster, more convenient deliveries, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer Stanley Tang wrote in a news release.While other companies trying to play catch up in the delivery space either ignore the law or chase ideas like drones that lack the infrastructure to implement, we re excited to be bringing autonomous deliveries to customers in weeks rather than years.
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Last September, based upon anonymous sources, that NASA had begun considering buying additional seats in 2019 as a hedge against further delays with the commercial crew program.Both NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and the agency's head of human spaceflight, Bill Gerstenmaier, subsequently this report.
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HBO hasn t yet formally renew Game of Thrones for an eighth season, and there s an exciting — or annoying — reason for that.It all depends on your personal take on the hit TV series.Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B.Weiss surprised fans last year when they said that they have some 13 hours left in the Game of Thrones saga.That implied that HBO would only air 13 more episodes over the course of the next two seasons.We already know that season 7 will hit HBO later than initially expected, and it will consist of just 7 episodes.
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Samsung has recently heated up vista and exploding batteries, most affected by the phone manufacturer.however, It is not the problem alone.researchers have found a method that would prevent akkupalot.mobile Phones and numerous other devices use lithium-ion batteries.They are very convenient – as long as work properly.Sometimes the manufacturer line to get a share of the faulty battery.
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All this stuff is really important when it comes to enjoying quality 3D experiences, be it video games or virtual reality.But none of it matters if it takes 400 years to download those experiences.Hence why companies such as Google spend a lot of time researching new ways to compress data.Now Google has a new compression library for 3D models — called "Draco" — and it looks very promising.As Google's Open Source blog explains, 3D data is becoming more and more commonplace — and not just for entertainment.Point-clouds and other such structures for storing information are everywhere, yet no one has really come up with a way of compressing it specifically.
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Last week we reported on an LG smartwatch passing through the USA s comms regulator – and now two more have followed suit.On Friday, we wrote about a mystery device with the model number W280 becoming certified by the Federal Communications Commission FCC .That model number was in line with previous LG smartwatches, so it seems certain that this will be a wearable device.But we re now also aware of two other devices – W270 and W281 – having been certified by the FCC, which could mean there are three new smartwatches on the way from LG shortly.Generally, products only pass through the FCC when they re approaching the point where they re going to go on sale.In any case, none of this is particularly surprising; back in December, it was revealed that LG had applied for four smartwatch trademarks – Watch Style, Watch Pro, Watch Force, and Watch Sole.
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Ad tech company Rubicon Project's stock shot up on Friday following a Wall Street Journal report suggesting the companyThe report claimed Rubicon Project is working with investment bank Morgan Stanley to explore its strategic options.A Rubicon Project spokesman told Business Insider: "We do not comment on inquiries of this kind."
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Rakennusteollisuusyhtiö Lemminkäinen on sopinut valtion kanssa kiistan vahingonkorvauksista.Lemminkäinen ja Suomen valtio ovat sopineet asfalttikartellin vahingonkorvauskiistan ja peruuttavat korkeimmalle oikeudelle jättämänsä valitushakemuksensa ja valituksensa.2016 antama päätös jää osapuolten välille lopulliseksi.Lemminkäisen mukaan sovinnon taustalla on osapuolten halu päättää pitkään jatkunut oikeudenkäynti ja välttää lisäkustannukset."Sovintosopimuksessa ei oteta kantaa mahdollisen korvausperusteen olemassaoloon.Suomen valtion vahingonkorvausvaatimus pääomamäärältään oli yli 56 miljoonaa euroa."
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SAN FRANCISCO AP — More than 40 percent of California is out of drought, federal drought-watchers said Thursday at the tail end of powerful storms that sent thousands of people fleeing from flooding rivers in the north, unleashed burbling waterfalls in southern deserts, and doubled the vital snowpack in the Sierra Nevada in little more than a week.But for people in northern cities such as Sacramento, where state workers opened flood gates to ease pressure on levees for the first time in a dozen years, releasing a two-mile-wide torrent of excess water from the surging Sacramento River, the call on declaring the dry spell over in Northern California looked much clearer.Lund spoke as he returned from taking students to see the wrenched-open, century-old flood gates in Sacramento, which got its heaviest rain in 20 years this week.The weekly drought report by federal and academic water experts showed 42 percent of the state had emerged from drought.Just 2 percent of the entire state, a swath between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, remains in the sharpest category of drought that includes drying wells, reservoirs and streams and widespread crop losses.The Cachuma reservoir near still-arid Santa Barbara was at just 8 percent of capacity, even as authorities at Northern California's Shasta Dam opened spillways for the first time in six years to make room for more water to come.
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How about the facepalm or avocado?If you're on Android, or texting someone who is, there's a good chance those new characters aren't working.That's because Google, like Apple, ties emoji updates to its new software releases: update to the latest version of Android, get the newest emoji.It sounds straightforward enough, but there's one glaring problem that's been a major handicap for Google for years.Unlike Apple, which controls both its hardware and its software, Google relies on dozens of manufacturing partners to create the bulk of its handsets Google's Nexus and Pixel devices excepted .Those partners also control when their customers get new software and, unfortunately for Google, have a pretty piss-poor record of getting these updates out in a timely manner.
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munksjö's extraordinary general meeting has approved the company's merger with Ahlstrom.Also, ahlstrom's shareholders ' meeting has approved the merger.munksjö's board of directors received the company from the general meeting an authorisation to decide on a maximum of 0,45 euros from the return of capital prior to the merger.fibrous materials known to the company to inform their merger intentions in November 2016.the Merger is intended to be implemented in 2017, the second year of the beginning of the quarter, if it makes the competition authorities of the blessing and other necessary permits.
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This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers.To learn more and subscribe, please click here.Amazon's cloud business, AWS, quietly purchased cyber security company harvest.ai for around $19 million, according to TechCrunch.While Amazon hasn't yet confirmed the acquisition, cybersecurity is an increasing concern for businesses, particularly as more of the global workforce turns mobile.Around $655 billion will be spent on cybersecurity initiatives globally between 2015 and 2020, BI Intelligence estimates.Cloud implementation is one of the more complex emerging technologies that enterprises have to consider.The high pressure that IT security professionals face to implement cloud solutions is compounded by the perceived high security risk to business data, according to the 2016 Security Pressures Report from Trustwave.Providing better security could help dissuade these fears, and drive even greater adoption and use of Amazon's public cloud segment, AWS, by businesses.
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So I am attempting to get a pet photography business started here in North Carolina, and I'm having trouble coming up with some new ideas on how to market myself for little to now money.I've already made a Facebook and instagram page for the business where I try to post pretty regularly, and I post to Craigslist once or twice a month.
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Tusentals och åter tusentals virusinfekterade webbkameror hade samlats i ett botnätverk som attackerade leverantören med 50 gånger mer datatrafik än normalt.Det dröjde inte länge innan boven i dramat pekades ut: Miraiviruset och sårbarheter i webbkamerorna som gjorde det möjligt för utomstående att hacka dem.Det dröjde inte heller länge innan varningarna började dugga tätt: Tillverkarna måste göra säkrare prylar och folk måste blir mer medvetna om riskerna.Analysföretaget Forrester förutspår att över en halv miljon internet of things-enheter kommer utsättas för attacker eller utnyttjas för överbelastningsattacker, skriver IDG News.Ett problem som Jimmy Johansson, säkerhetschef på Telenor Connexion känner igen.Då beslutar man att ta det i efterhand, och då är det för sent.
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What did we play with on train journeys before proper touchscreen smartphones?A glance at Stuff's Top 10 smartphones from January 2007 reveals the less-than-inspiring answer: a smart-but-fiddly Nokia N80, maybe a camera-less Sony Ericsson W950i and, if we were city businessmen, a Palm Treo 680 'palmtop'.The original iPhone, announced a decade ago today at Macworld 2007, put them a rocketship towards the mainstream, but it was far from perfect out of the gates.But first - a look back from our man on the ground at Macworld 2007...A look back at the iPhone launch by Tom Dunmore, Stuff 1999-2009 "It seems impossible to believe in this age of rumour and leak, but the arrival of the iPhone was a complete shock.
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