Evelyn Fowler

Evelyn Fowler

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Microsoft has sought to reassure customers that its legendary Paint program is not being killed off.The software giant recently announced it would drop support for the popular drawing app in its upcoming Windows 10 update, sparking uproar that it was axing the beloved program after more than three decades.It had marked Paint as "deprecated" in a list of apps and features that may be removed from the software, meaning the app is "not in active development and might be removed in future releases"."MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free," the firm said in a blog post.Microsoft Paint: Here to stayhttps://t.co/yiJvvYh7GT pic.twitter.com/EXRqIyVLGm— Microsoft (@Microsoft) July 25, 2017
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the British government insisted that the drone is in the future, be registered and users must attend a safety test.the Country's government told on Saturday.Now at least 250 grams of then when drones were the owners must register the drone.the Registration process aims to ensure that drone users would work with devices responsibly."Like all technology, drones, too, can be abused.Register the drone and the presentation of security knowledge test, user training, we can reduce the air space acts inadvertent violation", the aviation minister Lord Callanan said in the announcement.
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Opening the multitasking page and force-quitting apps by swiping them off the screen might seem like a great way to relieve your iPhone of the effort required to keep them all open.Users think removing apps from the multitasking page is some kind of 'digital hygiene'; a way of lengthening battery life and freeing up the iPhone's processor to get on with something else.But this is simply not true, and is not how Apple has designed iOS to work.Support documents written by Apple warn that the iPhone actually wastes more energy opening apps from cold than it does retrieving them from a frozen state on the multitasking page.Apple executive Craig Federighi and even Steve Jobs himself have both previously said that leaving apps in the multitasking page is more efficient than force-quitting them all, no matter how satisfying it is to flick them all away.Respected Apple writer John Gruber wrote on his Daring Fireball blog: "The single biggest misconception about iOS is that it's good digital hygiene to force quit apps that you aren't using.
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Från början har konferensen hållits i Las Vegas, men så småningom också på flera andra ställen runt om i världen.Under fyra inledande dagar med teknisk utbildning, följda av två konferensdagar, kan vi räkna med att det kommer att inträffa skandaler och göras avslöjanden med hög dignitet.Som uppvärmning bjuder IDG News på en återblick på forna års begivenheter:Den bortgångne nyazeeländske goda hackaren Barnaby Jack rönte stor uppmärksamhet 2010 när han visade att han kunde få en bankomat att spruta ut sedlar.Det enda som behövdes var några tangenttryckningar på en bärbar dator.Han skulle egentligen ha demonstrerat det hela ett år tidigare, men hans dåvarande arbetsgivare fick kalla fötter när bankomattillverkaren mobiliserade advokater.
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So you’ve got a VR headset — a $400 Rift, perhaps — and are keen to find the latest, coolest experiences to play on it.To find them we attended VRLO in London, where virtual reality companies come together to demo their latest products, and wow us with the newest innovations.We’ve concentrated on those you can try out today, but one coming soon was so mind-blowing, it just had to be included.Finding Haka is the perfect example, transporting you to New Zealand to see a young rugby player learn the famous Haka ritual, and learn about its history.Described as an “audio-reactive experience,” Fantasynth sees you glide through a world that comes alive with bright neon colors, jets of flame, and geometric shapes.We particularly loved the reflections on the ground, giving the world a metallic, futuristic look.
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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.Eight insider tips for exceptional price extensionsJul 20, 2017 by Matt LawsonPrice extensions show off your products alongside your ads in a carousel.Columnist and Googler Matt Lawson runs down how to make your price extensions stand out on the results page.LinkedIn report: Sales tech ‘is changing the game for sellers’ (and buyers)
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Yes, the new initiatives are growing pretty healthily, but it would appear not fast enough to compensate for the fast sinking legacy ship.Overall the business declined year-on-year, for the 21st consecutive quarter, with revenues down to $19.3 billion, representing a 5% dip.But then the Strategic Imperatives unit, comprised of cloud, analytics, social, mobile and security, is up 5%, now accounting for 45% of total revenues.This is a trend going the right direction, it only accounted for 42.8% last quarter, but there might be a worry in some quarters that growth is not fast enough.This trend of course would not worry the stronghold of IBM executives.Like every management team, they are naturally gifted in the art of spin.
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This week, Amazon held its third-annual Prime Day, a shopping holiday that the retail giant created and has turned into one of the biggest sales days of the year.According to Amazon, it offered Prime members hundreds of thousands of special deals, including a hefty discount on its Echo Dot intelligent voice assistant-driven speaker.With offers actually available for around 30 hours, Prime members ate the deals up.Increasingly, they’re developing their own Prime Day strategies and trying to capitalize on Amazon’s Christmas in July.Numerous retailers launched their own sales eventsAccording to research firm Bazaarvoice, more than three-quarters of Prime Day shoppers visit retailers other than Amazon to make sure they’re getting the best deal.
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Få utvecklare har varit lika duktiga på multiplayer-spel än Nintendo.Från gamla klassiska Ice-Climber, vidare till Mario Kart-serien (och otaliga Mario-spinoffer) har vi kunnat samlas i soffor och lirat mot vänner.När det kommer till att mäta sig mot andra över nätet har det däremot inte varit lika gott om kvalitativa titlar till Nintendos konsoler.Splatoon, som släpptes till Wii U för ganska så exakt två år sedan, var i mångt och mycket ett svar på detta.Titeln kan beskrivas som Nintendos försök att flörta med Call of Duty-publiken, även om det knappast rör sig om något glorifierat krigsvåld.Med tiden blev Splatoon en stor succé, inte minst tack vare att Nintendo själva var duktiga på att underhålla titeln med uppdateringar och större tävlingar.
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The writing has been on the wall for months now so this doesn’t come as a surprise.After all, Nextbit is no longer the captain of its own ship, not after gaming accessory maker Razer bought it in January.Although it has been rumored before it happened, Razer’s acquisition of “rebel” smartphone maker Nextbit is still a puzzling affair.What does a company most famous for making gaming peripherals, and at least one Android TV device, have to do with a smartphone maker?Of course, that can only mean Razer intends on creating its own Android-powered mobile device, most likely a gaming oriented one like the myriad of failed gaming phones and tablets in the Android graveyard.That future, however, might still be far, far away.
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Snap Inc is being sued by its shareholders who claim that executives misled investors about the value of SnapChat app maker ahead of its IPO earlier this year.The lawsuit [PDF], filed this month in the California Central US District Court, accuses Snap, CEO Evan Spiegel and CFO Drew Vollero of violating US securities laws.The case is led by named plaintiff Shinu Gupta filing on behalf of a class of shareholders.The complaint alleges that Spiegel and others lied to investors about how well Snap was performing and fudged key metrics, including the rate at which the number of daily active users using the Snapchat service was growing.This, they claim, led investors to pay a premium when Snap Inc held its IPO in March this year.That day, Snap stock was priced at $17 a share, but traded as high as $28.84.
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Led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers is reporting progress in developing a method to accurately determine the functional age of cells, a step that could eventually help clinicians evaluate and recommend ways to delay some health effects of aging and potentially improve other treatments, including skin graft matching and predicting prospects for wound healing.These results show that the biophysical qualities of cells, such as cell movements and structural features, make better measures of functional age than other factors, including cell secretions and cell energy.The multidisciplinary team of engineers and clinicians examined dermal cells from just underneath the surface of the skin taken from both males and females between the ages of 2 to 96.From that information, they hoped to determine the biological age of individuals more accurately using their cells, in contrast to previous studies, which makes use of gross physiology, or examining cellular mechanisms such as DNA methylation.Researchers trying to understand aging have up to now focused on factors such as tissue and organ function and on molecular-level studies of genetics and of epigenetics, meaning heritable traits that are not traced to DNA.This research was meant to correct for that omission by considering the biophysical attributes of cells, including such factors as the cells' ability to move, maintain flexibility and structure.
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The report musiksajten the Billboard, which refers to the sources.As late as in the spring renewed Spotify license agreements with skivbolagsjätten Universal Music.Spotify has led to the new agreement that the Swedish music service in the future “only” need to pay out 52% of their revenue in royaltyutbetalningar, unlike the earlier figure of 55 per cent.An important new feature this time was also to Universal's artists in the future will be able to choose to release their album exclusively for Spotify premium users – but not for gratisanvändarna – during the first two weeks after an album.A privilege that skivbolagsjätten not yet used in practice.Exactly how the new agreement with Sony Music is conceived, is still unclear.
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Microsoft has bundled up its core products for businesses for a monthly fee, to encourage companies to upgrade to Windows 10.Its new offering, Microsoft 365, includes Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, for a monthly, per-user fee.By wrapping its products into one package, Microsoft is making it easier for businesses big and small to manage and pay for the software.It also pushes customers to the latest versions of Office and Windows and, as it's subscription-based, ensures they'll always have the latest version of software - something Microsoft is keen to encourage among its user base.There are two main versions of the new package: Microsoft 365 Business, which is for small and medium-sized businesses, and Microsoft 365 Enterprise for larger businesses.The first caters for businesses with up to 300 users.
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Two months ago, fans mourned the gentle if juvenile comic book character after artist Matt Furie portrayed the amphibian in a casket.The one-page strip followed an eight-month effort to reclaim Pepe from white supremacists who had hijacked his image to promote hate online.The Kickstarter appeal marks the latest twist in Pepe's improbable evolution from stoner zine star to online hate emblem."There's something about interacting with a screen rather than actual humans in a room that's really dehumanizing," Furie said in an interview.He's been called "the internet's most trolled cartoonist.""Boy's Club" was far from controversial.
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If HTC’s “true” 2017 flagship felt raw, that’s probably because in some ways it is.Sure, Android 7.1 is definitely mature enough, but HTC’s own additions and modifications are fresh, untested, and still undergoing development.Fortunately, it might be rapid development, as there is now word on several features that could be landing on your U11 within a few weeks at the earliest, including some issues with the smartphone’s already excellent camera.DxOMark has given the HTC U11 its highest score in its smartphone list, 90 as of this month.It unseated the Google Pixel which has been in the top spot for nearly half a year.Despite that, it’s far from perfect for some users.
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Apple ska expandera sin verksamhet i Danmark genom att bygga ett nytt datacenter utanför Åbenrå till en kostnad av 6 miljarder danska kronor, motsvarande 7,8 miljarder kronor.Detta blir Apples andra datacenter i landet.Apples första datacenter i Viborg i Danmark, som har haft en prislapp på cirka 850 miljoner euro, ska inleda sin verksamhet i år.Läs även: Alibaba överväger serverhallar i SverigeDen första fasen av byggnationen i Åbenrå väntas vara färdig 2019.När det är i drift kommer även det datacentret att köras på 100 procent förnybar energi.
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A few weeks ago, the BlackBerry KEYone fell subject to some negative press after JerryRigEverything’s durability test video showed the device’s display popping out after a bend test.It appeared the adhesive on the back of the screen wasn’t of the best quality.BlackBerry responded, claiming that it and TCL were in the process of looking into additional adhesive options, and that only a small number of KEYone owners have been experiencing display issues thus far.Now BlackBerry has released a statement on the CrackBerry forums, letting users know that it is “implementing additional measures” that add “greater strength and adhesive” to the KEYone’s display.KEYone units with this stronger adhesive are now beginning to hit retailers and carriers, and should continue to come in stock throughout the summer.You can read the full statement below:
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If the latest rumblings from the rumor mill are accurate, it looks like we might have to wait a bit in order to take advantage of one of the iPhone 8’s more intriguing new features.According to a tweet published by John Gruber over the weekend, the iPhone 8’s wireless charging accessory may not be readily available when the iPhone 8 launches later this year.Similar to how support for Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus came about one month after the iPhone 7 release, Gruber relays that Apple’s newfangled wireless charging accessory might also be subject to a slight delay.While some may have initially and naively assumed that wireless charging would be an iPhone 8 feature supported right out of the box, more recent reports indicate that wireless charging will only be possible with a standalone accessory sold separately.Apple of course hasn’t confirmed that wireless charging is on the horizon, but a recently unearthed sound file in iOS 11 called “engage_power.caf” strongly suggests that’s in the works.In case you missed it the first time, here’s what it sounds like.
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For decades, global standards defining Wi-Fi and cellular networks have allowed people to exchange data over the air.But those technologies are worthless below the waves, and until now there have been no such standards for underwater communications.“We live in a time of wild west communications underwater,” says João Alves, a principal scientist for NATO.Named JANUS, after the Roman god of gateways, it creates a common protocol for an acoustic signal with which underwater systems can connect.Generally, optical signals could deliver high data rates underwater at distances up to 100 meters, while sound waves covered much greater distances at lower data rates.The main role of JANUS is to bring today’s acoustic systems into sync with one another.
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