Eric Vela

Eric Vela

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Bitcoin (BTC) was originally invented as a decentralized and easy-to-use payment system.In this guide, you'll discover five of the most popular Bitcoin wallets for Android available today.When picking a wallet that's right for you, whatever choice you make, we strongly suggest you stick to the ones available either in the Google Play store or the F-Droid repository, as these are less likely to contain malware.We also show you how to mine BitcoinsOccasional issues with QR scannerElectrum is well-known in the Bitcoin world as one of the most popular 'thin clients' for storing Bitcoins, and the Android app doesn't disappoint.
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UMIDIGI just revealed some additional details about the upcoming Z2 flagship phone we checked out just yesterday.Let’s see what features the smartphone will come with other than its iPhone X “inspired” look.Let’s begin with the number of cameras which – according to the latest rumors – will be four.Of course, we’re going to find two at the front and two in the back, so that we can get photos with a shallow depth of field effect on both sides.The UMIDIGI Z1 will be boasting NFC, a technology that should become a must in 2018; and last but not least, the smartphone will feature a glass back with rounded edges, making it more comfortable to hold.As far as the rest of the design goes, the Z2 will come with a “trendy” top notch iPhone X-style and an overall premium design, very much so that the company decided to bring it with the slogan “breathtaking design, cool”.
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It’s jarring to see a water brand called Liquid Death.But what if it’s actually just right for the times—appealing to young people in the brand language they tend to like, but promoting a healthier product, which they also increasingly value?Mike Cessario, a West Coast agency creative, created Liquid Death last year as a side project.So instead, they decided to do a Facebook market test by posting a funny video—all about how water is really the most extreme and dangerous beverage on Earth—and some pictures of the product.Check out the video here:Error loading player: No playable sources found
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If you’ve been tempted by Xiaomi’s often well-designed smartphones, but put off by the custom MIUI “theme” layered over the Android software; then the Xiaomi Mi A1 is the answer to your problems.It promises regular software and security updates, like a Google Pixel smartphone, plus all the usual Google apps including the Google Play Store pre-installed.There is one glaring flaw we should mention first: The lack of 4G LTE support in the U.S.The Xiaomi Mi A1, even the so-called Global version, won’t connect to GSM 4G networks in the U.S., meaning you’ll have to make do with 3G speeds.We’ve had ours running on the O2 network in the U.K. without issues.First, it costs 210 euros from the Mi Spain store, or somewhere around $210 to $250 if you use an online retailer in China.
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With Facebook de-prioritizing news stories in its users feeds, some nearly two billion Facebook devotees are going to see big changes in their news consumption habits.And of course, hundreds of publishers are going to see big changes in their revenue and audience-growth models.This week, we talk about news on the internet—how we read it, where we read it, and how we share it.This will be his last Gadget Lab episode.Aggregators and curators to check out: Digg, Nuzzel, and Flipboard.Recommendations this week: The Tedium newsletter, Cocaine & Rhinestones, and Casey Newton’s The Interface newsletter.
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My Polish is a bit better, but only because I still use it to communicate with my parents — it has also fallen by the wayside.The poorly named Google app (which replaced Google Keyboard in December 2016) is a virtual keyboard for Android and iOS devices.It has a bunch of built-in features, including Google Search results, predictive answers, GIFs, emojis, voice dictation, and so on.Gboard’s predictive typing engine, which uses machine learning to suggest the next word using context, is already good.If you add multiple languages in the app’s settings, however, Gboard becomes wonderful.Gboard simply detects the tongue you’re writing in and offers suggestions in that language.
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A brutal storm crashed into the Dutch coast on Thursday causing gusts of wind up to 90 miles per hour.This might not have been so destructive in a place with some relief, like mountains and hills, but the Netherlands is famously flat.That led to many bad things happening to buildings and people.So far, there have been two confirmed deaths in the Netherlands, one caused by a fallen branch and the other by a fallen tree.Dutch police are investigating a third death that involved a man falling through a roof.It’s unclear if he was already up there or blown that way by the vicious wind.
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A rendering of the Trudo Vertical Forest, to be built in Eindhoven, Netherlands.Stefano Boeri Architetti/The Big Picture VisualA plant-filled, affordable housing skyscraper will be built in Eindhoven, Netherlands.Designed by Italian firm Stefano Boeri Architetti, it will feature 125 apartment units priced at below-market rate.The tower follows the style of other Boeri buildings, which are also covered in dozens of different species of trees and shrubs.And l ast year, in its "Green Policy Plan," the Dutch city committed to building even more parks, tree-lined sidewalks, and plant-filled plazas in coming years.
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Veeam will utilise N2WS’ integrate data protection knowledge on AWS workloads for its Availability Platform.Veeam has struck a takeover deal to boost its cloud-centred enterprise availability for AWS workloads.Veeam shook hands on a $42.5m all-cash buyout of N2WS, an Iaas data protection firm specialising in disaster recovery solutions with Amazon cloud.As part of the deal, N2WS will continue to exist as a standalone organisation with its main offices in Edinburgh, UK as well as premises in Florida, US and Haifa, Israel.Jason Judge will stay as CEO of the business and all teams are to stay intact.Cloud-native enterprise backup specialists at N2WS are poised to strengthen Veeam’s ability to protect AWS deployments for business.
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In the fallout of the discovery of Spectre and Meltdown, companies have been racing to patch vulnerabilities.Along with these patches comes the expectation of performance hits, and yesterday, Intel shared some benchmarks to show relative performance for a handful of recent Core i7 CPUs after its patches for Spectre and Meltdown were applied.While the performance decreases were mild in a lot of cases, some things like CPU responsiveness took a larger hit.This kind of slowdown is assumed to be an unavoidable downside to patching Spectre and Meltdown, but today we’re learning that it may not have to be that way.Google has detailed its process for patching its own cloud services like Gmail and Google Drive against Spectre and Meltdown, and it says that it managed to protect against those vulnerabilities without any hit to performance.In all, there are three main attacks associated with these vulnerabilities.
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People once made requests for hybrid cloud because of the perception of flexibility.However, most multicloud deployments involve more than two public clouds, typically AWS, Microsoft, and sometimes one other, such as Google.Although the concept of having “pluggable clouds” is not at all new, I get more and more inquiries about multicloud patterns that promote the notion of pluggable clouds.Everything you need to know now.Then learn what is IaaS (infrastructure as a service), what is PaaS (platform as a service), and what is SaaS (software as a service).| Get ready for the latest trend in cloud computing: What is multicloud?
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Keys are proving to be a thing of the past at CES 2018, as keyless locks and smart deadbolts prove that they are here to stay.The latest company to jump on the smart lock bandwagon is Hampton Products, the company behind Brinks and Brinks Home Security locks and door hardware.This week, the company announced it would be taking pre-orders for its Array smart deadbolt, a cloud-connected, app-enabled door lock that promises easy installation free of separate hubs and accessories.All you need is your existing Wi-Fi router to connect the deadbolt to the cloud.Requiring nothing but a single screwdriver to replace your existing deadbolt with the Array, this smart lock features data encryption and two-step authentication so that your lock (as well as your home) is as secure as can be.The deadbolt also boasts a unique power management system that brings a rechargeable lithium polymer battery together with an integrated solar panel to provide supplemental power, meaning you have to charge your battery less frequently.
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Several of the top 10 cryptocurrencies fell today, sort of all at once.But as it has been several times in the past few weeks, the top doesn’t always move like the bottom, and Altcoins saw some big gains.OF NOTE: Much of the information SlashGear provides here – and in other, similar articles – is meant for readers interested in cryptocurrency news.Readers of these articles are largely those that are brand new to this technology and/or market.SlashGear presents the news in a way that’s appropriate for the most common stage of knowledge in the market.As it is with any price speculation market, disparate coins seem to correlate, and nonsense movements can happen at any time.
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In November of 2012, the semiannual Top500 rankings of the world’s supercomputers gave top billing to a machine constructed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in Tennessee.It was an immense computing resource for researchers in government, industry, and academe, and being at the top of the supercomputing heap, it helped to boost pride within the U.S. high- performance computing community.Just seven months later, Titan lost the world-supercomputing crown to a Chinese machine called Tianhe-2 (Milky Way-2).Using the Sunway TaihuLight, Chinese researchers captured the 2016 Gordon Bell Prize [PDF] for their work modeling atmospheric dynamics.“That shows it wasn’t just a stunt machine,” says Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee, one of the creators of the Top500 rankings.You might be wondering why for the past five years the United States has seemingly given up on reclaiming the top spot.
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Ripple (XRP) worth in both Bitcoin and USD fell yesterday afternoon after word spread of Coinbase’s non-commit to the currency – along with all others.Again this morning traders woke to find the most popular cryptocurrency of the week in significant decline.This comes after an abnormal amount of hype by investors in the cryptocurrency created a fog of FOMO – that is, Fear Of Missing Out.Fun fact: This week the Canadian equivalent of Coinbase, called Coinsquare, made clear their intentions with new cryptocurrencies.They suggested that Ripple was next up for their wallet and coin-buying service, adding on to their already-working Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin wallets.While not as popular as Coinbase, Coinsquare has many of the same features, and is set to get several other cryptocurrencies added to its service soon.
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A person suffering with tinnitus, often called ringing in the ears, can hear a range of phantom sounds besides ringing, including buzzing, chirping, hissing, or whistling.Around 10 to 15 percent of the population may experience some of these symptoms mildly, and it has a noticeable impact on quality of life for about 1 percent of patients.New research from the University of Michigan may be able to provide some relief, thanks to an experimental device that quiets these sounds by using precisely timed sounds and weak electrical pulses to target unruly nerve activity in the brain.By doing so, it is able to “reset” damaged nerve cells to their properly functioning state.After four weeks of using the device daily, participants in a trial found that the effects of tinnitus diminished.A sound-based placebo treatment, meanwhile, did not result in similarly positive effects.
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The government is looking to implement a mobile alerting system to contact members of the public in emergencies such as the Manchester bombing or the London Bridge attack.In a post on its website, The Cabinet Office has invited mobile operators to offer their solutions, ones that would enable the police to push emergency messages to members of the public.A key aspect of the proposal is the ability to restrict transmission to a fixed geographic area, the scope of which will be determined by the police.According to the Cabinet Office proposal, the new system will allow emergency situations to be handled more efficiently, reducing panic.In its criteria, the government says that the system “is intended that citizens receiving the message will act in a way to reduce overall harm and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the response to the incident.We are conscious that the message will be potentially received on all customer phones.
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Most brand marketing efforts aim to drive brand awareness at the top of the funnel, with the ultimate goal of building purchase intent.Very little attention is given to what happens downstream of the initial ad impression or click—yet that’s where the richest data lives.Views and clicks on ads don’t offer the deep insight and understanding that marketers need to build relationships with consumers.These top-of-the-funnel metrics don’t reveal key details: Which user segments took the time to share a Snapchat filter with friends?Which of those people are already highly engaged with the advertiser’s brand?Facebook Canvas, Snapchat filters and lenses and other nascent formats offer new, interesting opportunities that are being embraced by advertisers.
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And it wasn’t for a lack of devices either.With significant improvements in processors and memory, battery life has become the bottleneck of user experience in modern devices these days.Unsurprisingly, the first Windows 10 on ARM devices are 2-in-1 hybrids whose designs are meant for always on, always connected use.Granted, you won’t really be productive if your computer’s battery dies out on new half-way through the day, exactly when you’re too far out of reach of a power socket.Conversely, the longest-lasting but most useless computer will still be useless and will sit there unused and unnoticed for days until it finally goes empty.It will depend on software and the intersection of hardware and software.
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When talking about the iPhone X experts usually mention two main advantages in comparison to other top brand flagships.First, its appearance is the most acceptable alternative to other full-screen smartphones in the market.The bangs display occupies more area on the front panel and cancels both the forehead and chin.Second, its Face ID feature is the best-developed system for facial recognition and various operations implemented via it.However, these features will appear on upcoming models of different manufacturers, and the iPhone X should lose its obvious outstanding status.One of the first models to beat the iPhone X and become its closest rival is said to be the OnePlus 6.
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