Are you fond of capes and talking to fish?On Tuesday, @GooglyTags challenged Twitter users to use the hashtag SuperheroApplicationQuestions and suggest job application questions that might be posed to aspiring superheroes.The game was off faster than a speeding bullet, and it quickly became clear it's not easy to get hired as a hero.Your family and early days are important.Have you kept good records?Some questions are multiple choice.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are siblings, but not equals.This newest pair of Android phones from Sony still look like Xperia devices from the past, but with today’s specs, such as Snapdragon 835 processors, 4GB of RAM, and 19-megapixel cameras.At first glance, the XZ1 is priced aggressively at $599, while the XZ1 Compact goes for around $560.Flagship phone duo or not, some of my experiences with the new Xperias seemed a bit out of place in 2017.The XZ1 definitely looks the part with some specs reminiscent of a “premium phone,” but the hardware design (bezels!)Both of the Xperia XZ1 and the Compact model have Snapdragon 835 processors, Android 8.0 Oreo with Sony’s interface, 19-megapixel rear cameras, IP68 water resistance, 4GB of RAM, and USB-C with Quick Charge 3.0.
There are absolutely loads of great gaming headsets out there, but the latest offering from SteelSeries boasts a neat feature that makes it stand out from the wireless crowd.When using the Arctis 3 (£134.99) you’ll be able to hear audio from Bluetooth sources and wired connections at the same time.This is handy for any gamer: you can take a call through your phone without missing any important cutscenes, or listen to your own music while retaining in-game audio.For Switch owners, though, it’s a particularly tempting proposition, as voice chat in online multiplayer currently relies on connecting to a separate app, such as Nintendo's own or a third-party option like Discord.With a pair of these cans, you’re able to simultaneously chat to to your mates and enjoy the joyous ink-splatting sound effects of Splatoon 2 without any faff.
Shape Security is a company you may never heard of, yet it’s been around for five years and its founders include former Googlers and DoD officials.Their products provide the primary line of defense for applications at some of the top companies the world and they’ve raised $106 M.Today, the company released Blackfish, a product that could help blunt the impact of stolen password caches from massive breaches like Yahoo (the mother of all breaches), Adobe and Home Depot to name but a few examples.Typically, we’ve seen companies try to locate stolen passwords on the “Dark Web,” the black market of the internet, and set up warning systems when those passwords show up.While that may seem like a logical approach, Shape CTO Shuman Ghosemajumder, who ran click fraud prevention at Google from 2003-2010, says it actually doesn’t make a lot of sense for criminals to place these important assets where they can be found by corporate trackers.“If you are going to Dark Web and finding credentials, it sounds like leading edge, but tons of companies are trying to do this and cyber criminals are aware of this,” he said.
Rihanna has opened up about her love of makeup and the inspiration behind the launch of Fenty beauty.In an interview on 6 October, Queen RiRi shouted out her favourite product from her eponymous cosmetics brand.“I love the Killawatt highlighter,” she told InStyle.“Because you can use it in so many ways.I put it on my eyes, cheeks and body.“It goes on smooth, and the texture is superfine, almost like liquid—plus it’s extremely high-shine.
Som kuriosa vill vi ta upp en japansk och nischad telefon med det passande namnet NichePhone-S. Den är skapad av FutureModel och riktar sig till de som främst använder en telefon som just en telefon.NichePhone-S är ovanligt lätt och liten, med yttermåtten 90 x 50 x 6,5 millimeter.Bortsett från djupet är det ungefär samma storlek som ett kontokort.Konstruktionen väger bara 38 gram.Lustigt nog baseras systemet på förlegade Android 4.2, men nästan alla smarta funktioner tycks ha skalats bort.Det går att använda Bluetooth-tillbehör, lyssna på musik, spela in ljud, och naturligtvis ringa och skicka SMS.
Snapchat is having some technical difficulties with its service and its 173 million daily users are not happy about it.Some people are having trouble sending and receiving messages or connecting to the server.The company first acknowledged the problems on its Twitter page about two hours ago:Snapchat later provided the following update:We're aware of the issue and working on a fix Stay tuned for updates!We recommend staying logged into your account.
När Iphone X släpptes till försäljning under fredagen var det inte helt utan problem för vissa betatestare av IOS 11.Eftersom IOS 11.2 helt enkelt inte fanns till Iphone X blev det omöjligt att återställa från en säkerhetskopia för de som hade en betaversion av IOS 11.2 på sin tidigare telefon.Från och med sent på fredagen blev det dock ändring på det.IOS 11.2 beta 2 finns nu också i en version för Iphone X, så alla betatestare kan återställa telefonen från en back up som vanligt.Läs mer: Kalkylatorbuggen fixas i IOS 11.2
Shopping on Amazon is usually a pretty quick and easy experience, but it still has one thing in its way from drawing in millions more online shoppers: pricing.Other stores can often beat pricing on items that Amazon does not frequently carry.Since Amazon takes pride in being a one-stop marketplace, the ecommerce giant will now apply discounts to items sold by third-parties.Other sellers on Amazon will still be paid their asking price for their products, but Amazon will be subsidizing the prices of select items for consumers.This is great for consumers looking for lower prices, but many businesses are not a fan of this practice.On Amazon's seller central, businesses have voiced complaints that applying discounts to their goods devalues their products.
“We have been clear all along that a deal with anyone will have to result in superior long-term value for T-Mobile’s shareholders compared to our outstanding stand-alone performance and track record,” Mr. Legere said in the statement.Sprint’s Mr. Claure said his company still recognized the financial benefits a combination would have brought.“We know we have significant assets, including our rich spectrum holdings, and are accelerating significant investments in our network to ensure our continued growth,” Mr. Claure said.Instead of a merger, Sprint parent company SoftBank Group Corp. plans to buy shares of Sprint on the open market.SoftBank’s stake is around 80%, and it intends to keep its stake below an 85% threshold that would trigger a tender offer.If a deal had been done, Deutsche Telekom would have had full control.
A Swiss Hotel bar has apologised to a Chinese fantasy novelist who paid $10,000 (£7,649) for a shot of rare whisky – only to discover the single malt was a fake.The Devil's Place Whisky Bar at the Waldhaus Hotel in St Moritz boasts that it has the world's largest collection of malts, with 2,500 stocked in its bar and accompanying shop, which has earned it a place in the Guinness Book of Records twice.An unopened bottle marked as an 1878 Macallan was selling shots for CHF9,999, and visitor Zhang Wei, apparently China's highest-paid online author, paid the marked price for a 20ml dram back in August – an occasion marked with a heartwarming photo here.Macallan was thrilled with the publicity at the time, tootling: "It's wonderful to see the lengths some people go to fulfil their personal passion for single malt, and The Macallan in particular."However, those reports raised suspicions.Carbon dating by the University of Oxford suggested there was a 95 per cent probability that it was distilled between 1970 and 1972.
Michigan-based Altair Engineering is off to the races in its public debut.After pricing shares at $13, the enterprise software company raised $156 million.Then Altair saw its shares soar more than 40 percent to close at $18.31 during the first day of trading.The company, which has been around since 1985, has built “software focused on simulation and optimization and leveraging high-performance computing,” said founder and CEO James Scapa.He said it has technology that was spun out of NASA.We’re the “coolest company you’ve never heard of,” said Scapa.
The camera is unbelievable, and captures the same soft-background portrait shots as the iPhone 8 Plus—only with one camera instead of two, thanks to Google’s powerful camera software.It’s the 10th anniversary of the world’s favorite reading device, and to celebrate, Amazon launched a new version of the Kindle Oasis.It has a particularly fast brew cycle and, most importantly, temperature control during brewing, that at 176 to 208 degrees Fahrenheit, ranges into an impressive and helpful top end that most run-of-the-mill coffee makers lack.This bag’s patent-pending straps use a magnetic coupler that hooks over your sternum, with clavicle hinges that adjust as you wear it across your torso.Google’s latest smart speaker emphasizes smart over speaker.It’s also a tablet (the screen detaches, you can use a pen, everything’s touch-friendly), and a stupendously powerful desktop.
It's the days before PCs have arrived at the company where this pilot fish works, which means users who work with computer software are doing it via dumb terminals."I received a call from an end user telling me her terminal was dead," says fish."I walked over to her desk and found a bad power supply."I said I would return with another terminal shortly.She asked how to get her information out of the dead terminal."It's not in there, I told her.
He produced a "fabricated resume," and lied on an application to GrubHub that he submitted after filing the lawsuit.Despite her harsh assessment of the plaintiff in the case, it's not at all clear that GrubHub will prevail.Unlike the common practice in a jury trial, the judge often interrupted both lawyers during their final arguments to ask questions, or dig down on particular issues.Liss-Riordan began by pointing out that Lawson was fired in early 2016, and that kind of "at will" termination represents an employee relationship."Their focus seemed to be on trying to undermine the plaintiff, and his credibility—trying to claim that he was a bad worker.He represented that he got his degree from this three-year program, which he did not complete.
Netflix has cancelled House of Cards, bringing the popular series to an end after six seasons.It was sudden news from an entertainment standpoint, but one that many expected following recent allegations leveled at series star Kevin Spacey.The political drama follows the corrupt politician Frank Underwood.News of Netflix’s decision to cancel the show surfaced a few hours ago via sources speaking to Deadline, and the company has since issued a statement about the matter, saying it is “deeply troubled” by the news.The upcoming sixth season will be the show’s last; the company has reportedly been contemplating nixing the show for awhile.In recent days, Star Trek Discovery star Anthony Rapp claimed that Kevin Spacey, the House of Cards star, had made sexual advances toward him when he was 14-years-old.
Detailed security arrangements for London Heathrow airport, including the Queen’s precise route every time she passes through, were found on a USB stick left in a West London street, according to reports.The unencrypted USB stick was found lying under leaves on Ilbert Street, a leafy terrace near the famous Kensal Green cemetery – reportedly by an unemployed jobseeker on his way to a library.Having plugged the stick into a computer, the man found a treasure trove of what appeared to be security-related documents, including routes and timings of security patrols, types of ID needed to access restricted areas, maps of CCTV cameras and otherwise hidden access shafts onto the Heathrow Express railway line that runs under the airport.Curiously, the Sunday Mirror reported that some of the 2.5GB of documents on the stick were marked “confidential” or “restrictive” – security classification markings that were officially superseded in central government use four years ago.Most police forces have followed suit.A reporter from the paper wrote: “Why was this sensitive material held on an unencrypted memory stick and taken off site?
Constellation Brands — which sells Corona and is the third-largest beer company in the US — paid $191 million for a stake in the Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth.Constellation's CEO says that he believes it is "highly likely" that marijuana will be legalized nationally in the US.Beer sales have slumped in recent years — and weed could be the solution.A beer industry giant is betting big on legalized weed.On Monday, Constellation Brands — which sells Corona and Modelo and is the third-largest beer company in the US — announced it had acquired a 9.9% stake in the Canadian cannabis holding company Canopy Growth.The beer giant paid $191 million for its stake in the largest legal marijuana producer in the world.
It’s time to head back into the mines to learn the new ways that developer Mossmouth has devised to kill you in Spelunky 2.Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed the sequel today as part of its presentation at Paris Games Week.It is coming to PlayStation 4, but it is not exclusive.Mossmouth revealed Spelunky 2 with a trailer that didn’t show off any gameplay.Instead, it focused on a series of pictures of Spelunky characters getting on with their lives after finding friendship, love, and treasure in the first adventure.But the trailer promises that “the walls are shifting once again” before fading to black.
Sony is still working with developers to bring content to its PlayStation VR headset for the PlayStation 4, and the publisher showed off a number of those upcoming projects during a presentation at the Paris Games Week event today.PSVR has had spurts of new releases since it debuted last October with hits like Statik and Resident Evil 7, but the system is in something of a drought at the moment.Sony reassured fans that won’t last forever.At Paris Games Week, Sony revealed multiple PSVR games including Megalith, Bow to Blood, Ultrawings, and more.Many of these games, like Sprint Vector and Ultrawings previously debuted on PC for headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.But Sony also has some original releases like Dead Hungry and Megalith, so it’s keeping the PSVR busy with a combination of ports and totally new releases.