Eric Vela

Eric Vela

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Major events like Civil War II and Secret Empire have created a fallout where most of Marvel’s superhero community is fractured and divided more than it has been in decades—whether that’s because they got ruthlessly character-assassinated, laid low by withering support from the public, or, say, turned into secret Hitler over the past year.That means, in some cases, returning faces like Bruce Banner, who was offed in Civil War II.In others, it means heroes reverting to their iconic, best-known incarnations—everything from Tony Stark escaping his Civil War II-induced coma, to yes, Steve Rogers returning to his heroic self.Legacy will pair a modern version of a hero character—from Sam Wilson’s Captain America, to Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel, to Laura Kinney’s Wolverine and more—with their older counterpart.For others, like Captain Mar-Vell’s team-up with Carol, or Bruce Banner’s reunion with Amadeus Cho, it’s going to involve some returns from beyond some graves.Striking a Balance Between Old and New
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Gabriel Sherman, who has spent the past nine years writing about media and politics at New York magazine, is headed to Vanity Fair.He’ll be a special correspondent there, writing feature stories as well as articles for the Hive, Vanity Fair’s hub for business, politics, tech and media coverage.“Gabe is one of the finest and gutsiest reporters at work today, and I’ve admired his achievements for years,” Vanity Fair editor Graydon CarterSherman, who is the author of The Loudest Voice in the Room, a biography of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, continued to chronicle for NYMag, and own, really, the story on the former Fox News chairman and CEO and the sexual assault allegations that eventually led to histhat of Joe Pompeo from Politico.Pompeo’s first article for Vanity Fair debuted yesterday evening.
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Matt Groening already conquered suburbia with "The Simpsons" and sci-fi with "Futurama."Now he's turning his eye for animation to the fantasy realm with a new Netflix series called "Disenchantment."Netflix announced Tuesday it ordered 20 episodes, which will premiere in 10-episode chunks starting in 2018."'Disenchantment' will be about life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you," Groening said in a statement.Rough Draft Studios, the animators behind "Futurama," will also work on "Disenchantment."The show is set in a medieval kingdom called Dreamland and stars a "hard-drinking young princess" named Bean and her elf buddy Elfo and personal demon Luci.
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Outbrain has today (July 25) announced the purchase of Zemanta, a demand-side platform (DSP) specializing in native ad formats as the content-sharing network seeks to build out a full-stack offering, just weeks after it confirmed a round of lay-offs.Financial details of the transaction were not publicly disclosed, but a release announcing the deal claimed that Zemanta’s One Native DSP will continue to operate as a standalone product after the acquisition, with its new status within the Outbrain-fold enabling it to accelerate its expansion program, with both parties having integrated their platforms since 2016.Both outfits are headquartered in New York City.With the DSP helping brands and agencies access native ad inventory at scale, the acquisition is likely to give the outfit access to even more ad inventory, with Yaron Galai, Outbrain chief executive officer telling The Drum it would now be uniquely placed in the market.“We’re creating a full marketplace for native in a way that has never been seen before,” he said, adding that there “are many more things we can do together now [post the purchase].”Galai said the pairing will now be able to super-impose the Outbrain “interest graph”, ie a list of users’ interests, etc (Outbrain claims to reach circa 1 billion users each month) which can then be used to identify audiences across different inventory sources, equating to an “end-to-end native marketplace”, according to Galai.
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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.Look internally to achieve external marketing impact and better resultsJul 24, 2017 by Scott VaughanDon’t focus all your marketing efforts on external customers and stakeholders.Columnist Scott Vaughan explains how stepping up your internal communications will boost your marketing results.Jul 24, 2017 by Chris Silver Smith
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Der Spiegel magazine, according to the car manufacturer, you would be in a secret cooperation between the institutions agreed to be used of the components and vendor choices for both diesel and gasoline engines, brakes, clutch and gears another.the EU commission has confirmed they will investigate allegations of collusion, but refused to comment on the matter more, even at this early stage.Also, the auto alliance president and ceo Pasi Nieminen recalls that the studies are only at the beginning."that is Why it is so far really difficult to take a position on what the series is all about.I would make the case still no final conclusions", Nieminen said."the Question is whether, where a common border will go.
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Less than a month after announcing plans to spin out its transportation and mobility business, Korean tech firm Kakao has inked deals to put hands-free systems inside cars from Korea’s second largest automotive firm Hyundai and its Kia affiliate.Kakao is best known for operating Korea’s top messaging app, Kakao Talk, which is installed on over 95 percent of the country’s smartphones.But it has branched out into other verticals beyond chat, AI being one of them.‘Kakao I’ — the firm’s AI tech — will be integrated in select cars from Hyundai and Kia starting from September with the initial goal of offering in-car speech recognition technology.Both auto firms have helped develop the service, which includes ‘One Shot,’ a hands-free feature that lets drivers search for information, such as restaurants, service stations and more using their voice.Beyond that, Kakao I features support for speech and image recognition, text-to-speech, natural language processing, image recognition and chatbots, the company said.
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Google and other big tech companies spent record amounts on lobbying in the second quarter as they tried to figure out how to deal with the Trump administration, whose policies and stances don’t exactly line up with those of the tech industry.Google shelled out the most during the quarter that ended June 30: $5.93 million.The multi-tentacled tech giant often tops other tech companies’ spending on lobbying — even pre-Trump — and has taken its share of criticism for it.The issues Google is concerned about run the gamut, according to its filing.They include immigration — a common issue all the tech companies mentioned here listed in their filings — advertising, computer science education, energy, government funding of science and more.Apple’s spending was up from $1.4 million in the first quarter; while Facebook’s was actually down from its first-quarter lobbying total of $3.2 million.
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Getting a huge fiber Internet connection may not do anything to help your company’s VoIP call quality.Assuming everything is squared away on your LAN, the most common causes of poor call quality are latency, packet loss and jitter; None of which can be controlled over the public Internet, no matter how much bandwidth you throw at it.“But what if it’s fiber from a Tier 1 provider?” Your call quality is still high-risk.So, what can you do if your company’s users cannot tolerate an occasional dropped or gargled phone call?What if your company often has big-shot clients on the line?Should you scrap the option of a hosted VoIP phone system?
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And sometimes a Ball and Tube, or a Hot Rod.I thought magic would lose its power as I got older, or that others would get more jaded.Instead, I'm amazed that magic seems to be even more effective.Its core results are timeless because they work off limits of perception and attention.Meanwhile, I can barely think of a handful of gadgets, old or new, that would do the same.Some magicians perform at massive Broadway theaters.
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Försöken att komma åt hemlig data från Saab ökar kraftigt.Information om Gripen, ubåtar och ny produktionsteknik kan vara målet.Det är ingen lek det här, säger försvarsindustrin Saabs vd Håkan Buskhe till TT.Enligt Buskhe har Saab de senaste åren ökat arbetet ”flerfaldigt” för att skydda sig mot de ökande försöken att stjäla bolagets information.– Jag vill inte kommentera enskilda saker.Det finns både elektroniska och fysiska saker som vi tar hänsyn till i vårt sätt att arbeta, säger Buskhe.
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Unknown hackers made off with an estimated $32 million ( £24.6 million) in hot cryptocurrency Ether, one of the most popular of the innumerable successors to Bitcoin, this week.According to CyberScoop, hackers discovered a vulnerability in Parity Wallet, one of many services which offer bank account-like wallet services for users to park cryptocurrencies in.Exploiting the vulnerability allowed the hackers to escape with approximately 153,000 Ether in three separate transactions.As the attack progressed, a group of white hat hackers (ethical programmers who look for security holes in software) caught on to what was happening.CyberScoop reported they were able to use the same exploit to protect approximately 377,000 Ether worth an estimated £57.7 million from the thieves.The attack follows a separate theft of an estimated £7.3 million in Ether from trading platform CoinDash earlier in the week, though the attacks are far from the first to hit the Ether community: In June 2016, hackers attempted to steal some £40.8 million in the cryptocurrency from venture capital fund Decentralized Autonomous Organization.
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Hulu today announced a sizable content deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution that will allow Hulu to add nearly 3,000 more episodes of popular TV shows, including dramas and comedies, to Hulu’s streaming service.The deal will give Hulu the streaming rights to several well-known titles, such as “How I Met Your Mother,” “Burn Notice,” “Bones,” and “Glee,” and will also bring to Hulu the full back catalog of older shows, like “MAS*H” and “NYPD Blue,” as well.21st Century Fox owns roughly a third of Hulu, but Hulu still has to negotiate for streaming rights to 20th Century Fox content.So far, however, it’s done well on that front.The new agreement comes shortly after Hulu announced another deal with 20th Century Fox earlier this month, which allows the service to expand its offering of animated series, including the full libraries for shows like “Bob’s Burgers,” “American Dad!,” and “Futurama,” among others.And another recent deal between Hulu and 20th Century Fox made the service the exclusive subscription video on-demand home to the top drama “This Is Us,” plus other notable shows like “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Last Man on Earth,” “Homeland,” and more.
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It seems that Samsung has finally realized how much its losing the longer it delays Bixby’s rollout in the US.To help it improve Bixby, of course.Well the long wait is over and Bixby is finally available to the public starting today.Now all that remains is to see whether it will understand potentially hundreds of thousands of users better than the initial set of frustrated testers.There is little doubt that Bixby presents one of the most useful applications of a personal assistant on a smartphone.In addition to the usual fact hunting and information requests, Bixby promises to let you control almost anything and everything on your smartphone using only your voice.
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the scam message I received does not like to open the link in the email or give the bank id other inquirers, S-Bank recalls.the S-Bank in the name is sent to the e-mail scam messages, banks told me at the beginning of July website.the scam messages have been sent after.Message subject could be, for example, "Critical Security Update" or dispatch the Bank's security department.Messages may be mentioned, for example, online banking the use of termination and ask you to update your account, S-Bank, told reporters.Messages are also the subject of "online banking Upgrade".
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Google‘s keyboard app for smartphones, Gboard, is bringing its Incognito Mode to Nougat and Marshmallow.The mode was originally thought to be reserved for Android O, but a new beta of Gboard reveals otherwise.The mode’s name is derived from the Incognito Mode found on Chrome, giving users an option that has greater privacy for some sensitive communications.As the name suggests, Gboard’s Incognito Mode makes the keyboard incognito, stopping it from saving words that are typed in and ensuring they don’t show up in the keyboard’s history.The mode is readily identifiable by its dark grey background which, again, mirrors the one you’d find when in Incognito Mode using Chrome browser.The feature isn’t widely available to Gboard users at this time, as you must be part of the beta program in order to download the beta 6.4 version with the incognito mode.
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Sure, there might be a whole 166 shopping days left until Christmas, but you’ve got less than two months left until students swarm back to classrooms.The back-to-school deals are already slowly rolling out, and Apple’s not being stingy this summer.The headline offer for this year’s deals is a free pair of Beats with any Mac or iPad Pro purchase.You get your choice of Beats Solo3 Wireless, the excellent BeatsX, or a pair of Powerbeats 3.The Beats Solo3 Wireless usually go for $230, so whether or not you rate Beats headphones, this is still a decent deal.Beats headphones also sell well on eBay or electronics for-sale groups, so you could just look at this as a $200 discount on a MacBook, if you’d like.
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The UK has kicked off development of an £8m data analytics facility for national infrastructure systems like energy and water.The Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI) will be built at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Didcot near Oxford.The boffins working on the project will build computational systems, hardware and software platforms for data analytics and database simulation and visitation systems.All of this will be used to analyse communications, energy, water and transport networks in a bid to spot vulnerabilities, improve performance and prioritise workloads.The development stage will run for four years, but lead researcher Jim Hall said the aim was to start work on smaller projects immediately.The first project, which is already under way, is NISMOD – a national infrastructure system-of-systems platform and database.
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According to Google's latest statistics run to the last version 7.0 – 7.1 Nougat than ten per cent of the world's active android devices.a month has Nougat climbed two percentage points up to 11.5 percent.Android 6.0 Marshmallow is still the largest, with its 31.8 per cent – a marginal increase from 31.2 per cent at the beginning of June.Both the 5.0 – 5.1 Lollipop and 4.4 KitKat have shrunk one or a couple of percentage points.At the end of August is a year ago Android 7.0 Nougat was first released in a live version.If this pace continues, it will take a very long time before the Nougat becomes the most common android version.
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Efter ett dramatiskt halvår med petad vd, chefsavhopp och en nyemission som missade målet tar startupbolaget Urb-it slutligen klivet in på First North under fredagen.Under årets första tre månader hade Urb-it exempelvis en förlust på 22 miljoner kronor och en nettoomsättning på ynka 113 000 kronor.Urb-it kan bli för detaljhandeln vad Spotify är för musikindustrin.Teckningskursen på 15 kronor per aktie indikerar en värdering på cirka 188 miljoner kronor, exklusive emissionsbeloppet på 110 miljoner kronor.Det indikerade alltså ett börsvärde på inledningsvis 298 Mkr.Men en halvtimme efter börsens öppning under fredagen handlades aktien till 11,35 kronor, det vill säga 24 procent under teckningskursen.
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