Really, the spring is the best time to do this because if you wait until summer, it's so hot you might die.This year, I decided to buy a new branch cutters.They are actually called "loppers," but you can call them whatever you want.The ones I purchased were replacing my old ones that must be over 20 years old.There are indeed two significant changes between the old and the new loppers (hopefully you can see which one is the old pair).Before getting into the new lopper, let's look at the most important physics concept needed to cut a branch: pressure.
HMD is busy making all preparations to release one of its most controversial smartphones to the date, the Nokia X.Despite the fact that the smartphone was showcased in China, it hasn’t been officially released, and that will not happen before May 16, according to a new invite sent to media by HMD.HMD Global has been holding a 5-day event in China, where all its Nokia smartphones and feature phones are present.However, HMD seems crazy enough to showcase a new smartphone that hasn’t been released.That made all media went crazy about this new mysterious unreleased smartphone, even though it will not be released for at least two weeks from now.Although the Nokia X is there, bright for everyone eyes, the smartphone is locked and no one can peek its features and specifications.
India is the second most important market for Xiaomi.But it’s not the same for other Chinese top manufacturers.And today it’s become known the sales of the newly announced P20-series models are quite higher than expected.The Huawei P20 Pro not only has high sales but also easily breaks records.In just one month, the P20 Pro’s sales in Western Europe reached 311% of the previous P-series flagship sales (P10 Plus).According to some observations, the most popular color option of the phone is the Twilight version (Aka Aurora) that has already got a status of ‘out of stock’.
If you're a Comcast Xfinity X1 customer with a Tile device, you'll soon be able to use your Xfinity X1 Voice Remote to view your item's location on your TV.Comcast announced the partnership today in a blog post.Tile, a popular Bluetooth tracker, attaches to nearly any object you'd like to track and lets you ring the object and see its last known location.Commonly tracked items include purses, backpacks, phones and car keys.With Xfinity and Tile's new compatibility, you'll be able to say, "Xfinity Home, where are my keys?"into your Xfinity X1 Voice Remote.
Om exakt en månad börjar EU:s nya dataskyddsförordning att gälla.Mer allmänt kallas det nya regelverket GDPR, och omfattar nya riktlinjer för behandling av personuppgifter.I Sverige har området täckts in i personuppgiftslagen, PUL, i snart 20 år.Lagom till införandet av GDPR har en stor mängd företag uppdaterat sina integritetspolicyer – vilket du säkert blivit varse om de senaste veckorna.Facebook, som ju drogs in i en extremt otajmad dataskandal lagom till GDPR-införandet, har gjort detsamma.Även Whatsapp som ägs av företaget har nu meddelat förändringar kring sina användarvillkor.
Color-coded stellar searcher seeks out young starsAI systems can be trained to help astronomers identify if galaxies are still active in producing new stars, according to a new study published in The Astrophysical Journal.A team of researchers have built a CNN to identify galaxies at various evolutionary stages.Galaxies are mostly massive blobs of gas, dust and stars and it can be difficult to study how they evolve over time as it unfolds over billions of years.But the CNN appears to be able to make the right call around 80 per cent of the time.Young galaxies are still active and have bright, active stellar nurseries, making them appear blue.
A San Antonio research team concludes that texting while driving using Google Glass is just as dangerous as using a smartphone.Researchers concluded that Google Glass was a bit safer, but its ease-of-use resulted in continued use, and thus a similar level of danger.In news that should be surprising to pretty much no one, a research team concluded that using Google Glass to send text messages while driving is almost as dangerous as doing the same with a smartphone.The study was conducted by Murtuza Jadliwala, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Texas at San Antonio.Jadliwala’s crack team of researchers recruited about 20 volunteers to text while driving; don’t worry, they were using a driving simulator.The volunteers texted during the simulation on a smartphone and then with Google Glass.
Competition officials fear Apple could use data from Shazam to place rival streaming services at a ‘competitive disadvantage’The European Union (EU) on Monday opened an extended competition investigation into Apple’s takeover of British music identification service Shazam, meaning a delay for the $400 million (£287m) deal, which was announced in December.Competition officials said they were concerned Apple could gain access to commercially sensitive information about users of streaming services that compete with Apple Music, potentially allowing it to target those users and persuade them to switch to Apple.The investigation is also to look into whether competitors would be harmed if Shazam stopped sending referrals to them.“The way people listen to music has changed significantly in recent years, with more and more Europeans using music streaming services,” said EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager.“Our investigation aims to ensure that music fans will continue to enjoy attractive music streaming offers and won’t face less choice as a result of this proposed merger.”
AT, Verizon, and GSMA are said to be under investigation over claims they colluded to make it more difficult for users to switch networks using eSIM technology.eSIM technology development “on hold” pending the investigation.A Verizon spokesperson reportedly dismissed the inquiry as “much ado about nothing.”AT, Verizon, and mobile industry standards-setting group GSMA are said to be under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department over accusations that they colluded to establish eSIM standards that would stop users easily changing wireless carriers.According to Reuters, the investigation was opened around five months ago after at least one device manufacturer and one carrier filed complaints with the justice department.The publication’s sources say the device maker is Apple.
Despite increasingly sophisticated and far-reaching cybersecurity implementations, there isn’t a day when we don’t hear about new data breaches and vulnerabilities.The industry does not even find time to fully comprehend the last breach before another blow is thrown its way.According to Breach Level Index, more than 5 million records are lost or stolen every day.The total amount of compromised records since 2013 is more than twice the number of global internet users and only 4% of them involved encrypted data that would be useless after being stolen.Ross Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering at the University of Cambridge, and Tyler Moore, Assistant Professor of Cyber Security at the University of Tulsa, show in their paper that information security is a common good on the internet, meaning that investing in a node’s security on the network will increase the overall security of all the network and vice versa.The market for secure applications is also a market for lemons.
M’s is ready to launch a brand new flavor, but instead of making the decision for consumers, the brand is giving candy lovers a chance to vote on their favorite crunchy flavor: crunchy raspberry, crunchy espresso or crunchy mint.While fans everywhere can vote for their personal favorite, those in the New York City area have a chance to truly experience what each flavor tastes, smells and even feels like through a pop-up experience in NYC.“The event itself is because our fans at M’s love to be part of how we create a flavor,” said Tanya Berman, VP of chocolate at Mars.“We get ideas all the time from them, whether it’s on social [or] online, people even write to us because they love the variety and the flavor.”M’s held a similar vote in 2016—fans voted for a new coffee nut flavor of the chocolate peanut candies—which the brand says was a huge success.This time around, M’s wanted fans to be even more involved in the experience.
It was a slow week until Google decided to attempt another fix for Android messaging and Nintendo made the entire staff fall in love with cardboard.Nilay’s still on paternity leave, but Dieter and Paul are grateful to be joined again by technology editor Natt Garun to help explain it all.We also jumped on the hot-button issues like the Russian ban of Telegram and how Alexa Skill Blueprints aren’t Turing complete.And, of course, Paul’s weekly segment “Ring-a-ding-ding” has all the insightful Bluetooth MIDI accessory commentary you crave.37:41 - Amazon Skill Blueprints43:44 - Paul’s Weekly Segment “Ring-a-ding-ding”
It seems that Opera is in the process of shutting down the mostly free services that have actually resurrected its brand in the mobile market.Last year, it shut down the data monitoring and data saving Opera Max app.Now it’s doing the same for Opera VPN, its free VPN service for mobile.The announcement ironically comes at a time when the use of and interest in VPNs are on the rise due to recent events in the tech industry.Truth be told, Opera VPN isn’t exactly the biggest name in the VPN market and probably doesn’t bring in revenue for the company.After all, it is being offered for free, save for a subscription option on iOS.
As renewable energy continues to gobble up more and more of the new energy capacity coming online, the solar project lending company Wunder Capital has raised $112 million in primarily debt financing to boost its business.The 90% debt and 10% equity commitment came from the multi-strategy investment firm Cyrus Investments, which has backed renewable energy projects for years through its investment in RePower Group.“The debt component is going to blow out the lending opportunity,” says Wunder chief executive Bryan Birsic.Wunder chose to consolidate the debt and equity round with a single lead investor to simplify the negotiation process on both sides of the table, Birsic said.“Since Cyrus is an equity holder in the company we can come to better terms,” on debt facilities and repayment, he said.Wunder lends money to commercial solar energy development projects throughout the U.S. and its business has been buoyed by a flood of demand for new solar energy projects coming online.
The Huawei vs. Samsung trial resulted in a Huawei win in January, but Samsung has yet to comply with the Chinese court orders.Now, a San Francisco judge ruled that Samsung doesn’t have to comply with the Chinese production ban until further notice.It looks like this years-long Huawei vs. Samsung drama is going to continue for a little while longer.Back in January, we updated you on the Huawei vs. Samsung patent infringement lawsuit.The big news was that a Chinese court found in favor of Huawei in that dispute.If You Own A Computer This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!
Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen has left General Motors, effective immediately.According to an official statement, de Nysschen, who joined Cadillac in 2014, is leaving GM "to pursue other interests."He will be replaced by Steve Carlisle, who was most recently president and managing director of GM Canada."We appreciate Johan's efforts over the last four years in setting a stronger foundation for Cadillac," General Motors president Dan Ammann said in a press release."Looking forward, the world is changing rapidly, and, beginning with the launch of the new XT4, it is paramount that we capitalize immediately on the opportunities that arise from this rate of change.This move will further accelerate our efforts in that regard."
Izettle har kommit in bit efter introduktionen av betaldosan 2011.En stor värdering kan innebära en rekordnotering i Stockholm.Malmös bildanalysbolag Mapillary tar in biljätten BMW som delägare och ska bana vägen för självkörande bilar.Ska de smarta bilarna köra på barnet eller hunden?Vi har vinnarna från Female Founders under tisdagskvällen.Och Fredrik har tittat på MTG:s konkurrenter inom e-sport.
The purpose of this white paper is to offer you the Veeam perspective of what the GDPR means to us.GDPR information is broadly available across the internet, and while many companies and lawyers may position themselves as experts, GDPR compliance is unique to each organization.You know your organization best, so you are in the best position to become the true expert in GDPR compliance for your organization.We will share our insights and lessons that we learned through our own compliance to help you on the path to thinking about not only GDPR compliance, but how Veeam’s software solutions can play a critical role in your data management and protection strategies and ensure that your organization is Always-On .This white paper is intended to be more technical and we will discuss and explain our view of GDPR from a technical and legal compliance perspective.We will examine the principles behind GDPR and how GDPR evolved to first benchmark law governing data privacy in Europe since the Data Protection Directive it replaces that was originally enacted in 1995.
Förbättringen i ljudkvalitet är stor: tunna öronproppar får mer tryck i basen och de som har för mycket bas tjänar på att den stramas till.Till exempel kan hörlurar som sitter bra i mina öron få kritik från en kollega eftersom propparna trillar ut hela tiden.Första gången jag gjorde en avgjutning av mina öron för att testa ett par proffssnäckor upptäckte jag att jag har en 90 graders krök i hörselgången som passar universalproppar illa.Kröken gör att öronproppen ofta inte kommer in tillräckligt långt, och med fel proppar kan det lätt låta basfattigt.Och oavsett vilken sorts öron du har så kommer universalpropparna aldrig att kunna mäta sig med ett par som är specialgjorda för just dina öron.Vill du ha bättre ljud än vad du får från dina musikproppar i dag är det därför rimligt att ställa dig frågan: ska du byta ut dem helt och hållet – eller uppgradera dem?
Det är på tiden, skulle vi vilja säga.En vidvinkelzoom bör finnas i varje kamerasystem och nu får Leica SL äntligen sin.Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH är det långa namnet på Leica-zoomen som passar till SL-kameran och ger den en ordentlig vidvinkelzoom med måttlig ljusstyrka.Läs vårt test av Leica SL.F3.5-4.5 är inte så våldsamt imponerande, när vi vet att det finns vidvinkelzoomar med f2,8 som största öppning vid alla brännvidder.Men det behöver inte betyda något för Leica-fotografer som ofta uppskattar andra egenskaper.