Gaston Alexander

Gaston Alexander

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Are you paying $40, $50, or even $60+ per month for a traditional home security system?It’s obviously important to ensure that your family is safe and secure, but $480-$720 per year is a whole lot of money to spend on a system that some experts believe to be unnecessary.That’s right, many people are of the opinion that home monitoring solutions are a waste of money.Because if an intruder enters your home and hears an alarm sound, he or she is likely to flee right then and there.That means by the time you get a call from the monitoring center, the incident is already over.Another option for people looking for a less expensive solution that’s still effective is the Korner Home Security System & App.
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As an online marketer, you’re supposed to test your site, test your landing pages, test your app… basically, the mantra is, if you’re not testing, you’re wasting money on bad design!But, while I’ve been a big fan of testing and conversion rate optimization (CRO) for almost a decade, I’m also a very practical sort of guy.CRO is a great idea, but sometimes you have to pick your priorities as an online marketer — especially if you’re in charge of marketing a smaller business with limited resources.For marketers in this sort of situation, choosing where to spend your time is just as important as choosing where to spend your marketing budget, which begs the question:Should you focus on improving your traffic quality, or on improving your site experience?Now, don’t get me wrong — in a perfect world, you’d optimize your site and your traffic quality simultaneously.
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Blank audio a handy workaround to in-car annoyanceThe smash-hit, "A a a a Very Good Song" by New York-based reporter Samir Mezrahi, is in fact a rather clever trick to get around one of the more annoying bugs in the way iTunes syncs up with cars via Bluetooth.Drivers and passengers have found that once an iPhone is paired with and connects to the car's entertainment system, it will play songs automatically, usually the first alphabetical title in the handset's library.To counter that, Mezrahi created and published an audio file that consisted entirely of ten minutes of silence and then gave it the "A a a a" title so it will automatically become the first song in most libraries.Thus, when someone gets into their car and the phone connects to the dashboard and begins automatically playing music, you get silence and about ten minutes to turn it off or pick whatever track you really want.For what it's worth, iFans are not alone.
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HP hör till de som under de senaste åren satsat hårt på att få in mer design och stiltänk även i den kategorin.För det mesta har de lyckats kombinera avskalad elegans med det mesta man kan tänka sig behöva i en jobbdator för både små och stora företag.Elitebook Folio 1040 G3 är en dator som lyckas bra på den punkten.Det är en 14-tummare med slimmat aluminiumchassi, kromglänsande avfasade kanter och lyxig ultrabookkänsla.Samtidigt känns den stabilare än de flesta liknande datorer i samma storlek.Ett utmärkt exempel på det är tangentbordet som har bättre kilckkänsla i knapparna, och även en aningen högre slaghöjd, än notebooks vanligen har.
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Google pulled its web domain support for the Daily Stormer just three hours after the neo-Nazi website moved to the search engine’s registry system following its rejection from another.Google also terminated the website’s YouTube channel.The Daily Stormer had moved its domain registry to Google after GoDaddy said it had 24 hours to find a new provider.GoDaddy cited Daily Stormer’s support of the "Unite the Right" march in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend that ended in at least one fatality as violating the company’s terms of service.We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service.— GoDaddy (@GoDaddy) 14 August 2017
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Anyone currently testing the beta version of iOS 11, whether they’re developers or regular iPhone users, can already install the latest beta.The new release brings over various stability improvements, which is expected from every new update, but also brand new features — here’s what’s new.Apple will release the final iOS 11 version in about a month, which means the software is almost final.Other than the iPhone 8-specific features that we’ll probably see only in HomePod leaks, it’s not likely for any of the remaining iOS 11 betas to surprise us with new features.We should expect minor design changes including new icons, UI updates, new splash screens, but n major new features.As you can see in the following video put together by 9to5Mac, iOS 11 beta 6 comes with new icons for the App Store, iMessage, Clock, and Maps app.
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Acenes are molecules formed by the linear fusion of special carbon-based hexagons, widely known as 'benzene rings'.In spite of its structural simplicity, these molecules have attracted huge attention due to their unique electronic properties; pentacene, for example, a member of this family with five linear rings, is considered as one of the most relevant organic semiconductor to build photoelectronic devices, while larger acenes present intriguing properties that have fascinated scientists for decades.However, long acenes are unstable molecules, which cannot be found in natural sources.The obvious alternative is to access these molecules by chemical synthesis, but this approach becomes more challenging as the length of the molecule increases.In fact, nonacene (nine rings linearly fused) was the largest acene detected to date in 2010.In a new paper that has just been published online in the International Edition of Angewandte Chemie, scientists from the Institute for Materials Science and Center for Advancing Electronics at Technische Universität of Dresden - TUD (Chair of Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti) and the research center CiQUS (University of Santiago de Compostela) have been able to generate elusive decacene, a molecule formed by the linear fusion of ten benzene rings, the longest acene prepared ever.
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the SDP mps, the former owner of control the minister Sirpa Paatero truth to the government impact assessment rail transport was opened to competition.Paatero, introduction of competition in the train traffic includes high risks, which should be weighed thoroughly.according to Him, this has been the past the whole of the parliamentary will."If such a major reform is being undertaken, should be impact assessments done before the implementation.This will be an expensive bill if the risks materialise, for example.in Sweden, where public support has been increasing.
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Reports this week about Tesla working on autonomous truck technology reminded me that Hollywood is sometimes a good indicator of real-world innovations.We all know that the movie Minority Report was remarkably prescient about many things — chip implants, predictive AI (there’s an irony), and augmented reality.In the movie Logan, it wasn’t exactly difficult to predict what will happen in 2029.The report hinted at an autonomous truck technology test in Nevada as early as next month.Tesla reps apparently met with the the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to discuss how it might work, even if they said nothing about a metal-clawed mutant.The meetings hinted at the idea of platooning, which Peloton Tech has already shown can lead to a 7% savings in fuel.
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If you need to record your desktop, Flashback Express is the perfect tool for the job.It's packed with features for capturing anything from your screen, including a dedicated gaming mode, and it's incredibly easy to use.You can also use Flashback Express to capture footage from a webcam.All footage is saved in WMV format ready to upload to YouTube, Facebook or any other video hosting site, and there are no time limits or unsightly watermarks to worry about.Download of the Day is our pick of the best free software around – whether it's useful, fun, or just plain silly.If you have any recommendations, please send them to downloads@techradar.com.
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No compatible source was found for this media.Following Donald Trump's "fire and fury" comments on the brewing nuclear stand-off between the US and North Korea a bomb shelter business has claimed its stock is selling out fast.Atlas Survival, a California-based company, that sells consumer shelters ranging from $10,000 to over $100,000 for its multi-room luxury line, has said its inventory has already sold out and it will takes weeks to manufacture new stock due to the surge in orders.The spike in demand has been caused by escalating tensions between the US and North Korea as the secretive Communist state continues to develop and test nuclear ICBMs (Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles) despite opposition from world leaders.Trump responded to the rogue nation's threat it would strike the island of Guam by saying: "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States.They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen".
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Herzog & de Meuron's New York skyscraper stacks up 60-stories of glass apartments
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Jos Applen iPhonessa olevat hienoudet olisi hankittu vuonna 1991, rahaa olisi kulunut yli kymmenen miljoonaa euroa.Toimittaja Bret Swanson tekee TechPolicyDaily-sivustolla mielenkiintoisen ajatusleikin siitä, miten paljon olisi maksanut hankkia iPhone 7 -älypuhelimessa olevat hienoudet vuonna 1991.Sanomattakin on selvää, että niitä ei olisi mitenkään saanut ahdetuiksi nykyisenkaltaiseen pieneen laitteeseen.Vuoden 1991 hän valitsi siksi, että käsillä oli sattumalta RadioShack-kauppaketjun mainos kyseiseltä vuodelta.Swansonin puhelimessa on 128 gigatavun flash-muisti, joka olisi maksanut noin 4,9 miljoonaa euroa vuonna 1991.Puhelimen A10-prosessorissa on muun muassa grafiikkaprosessori ja 3,3 miljardia transistoria.
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CBS's decision to stream Star Trek: Discovery on its new streaming services, rather than airing the whole thing on traditional TV, hasn't gone down particularly well with fans.Would you want to pay $6/£4.60 a month to stream Star Trek?Well you might have to make that decision in future, because CBS has announced it's bringing CBS All Access to countries other than the US.Thanks to the services growth in the US being better than expected, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves has announced that the networks streaming service will be spreading to other countries across the world.Currently the service features 8,500 episodes of catch-up material, featuring the network's best known programming like The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, CSI, and more.Naturally the network has been attempting to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu by producing its own original streaming content.
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The idea of substituting electrons with photons in computing has led to a variety of approaches for achieving the promise of speed-of-light computing.Not many of these schemes, however, have involved devices in which electronic currents are optically switched and amplified only by light and without the need for an electronic gate.Now a team of researchers at Korea University has jumped into this largely untouched field with a nanowire-based transistor in which photons control nanowire logic gates.The researchers—who have dubbed their device a photon-triggered nanowire transistor (PTNT)—believe that their results show a way forward in using photons in logic gates, leading to ultracompact nanoprocessors and nanoscale photodetectors for high-resolution imaging.These porous silicon segments in the middle of the nanowires act as a reservoir of trapped electrons that effectively inhibits current across the electrode, creating the “off” state of the transistor.But because the porous silicon is very sensitive to light, the current can be controlled—turned on and off—by pumping light into it.
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What appears to be iPhone 8 backsides have appeared in a Foxconn box on a shipping floor this week, shared all the way from China.Coming from a character who calls himself “Foxconn Little Brother”, this user is essentially an anonymous contributor to the message board called Feng.This is one of a number of photos leaked over the weekend of what are said to be massive amounts of parts set to be shipped out of China to Apple outlets around the world.In these photos, it seems as though a new iPhone – perhaps the iPhone 8, or whatever Apple ends up calling it – has been ramped up to mass shipments.Photos from Feng and Geskin (generally known as a 3D mock-up creator) create a picture of an iPhone that might not be as pleasing to the leak-seekers as previous models were.Cross your fingers for less fingerprint scanner at the back and more finesse up front.
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Oppo is leveraging two of India’s biggest attractions, Cricket and Bollywood, in a bid to fend off the competition and engage the nations’ youth.The Chinese-owned smartphone brand has intensified its push into the Indian market, recently signing a 5-year sponsorship deal with the Indian cricket team.Will Yang, brand director at Oppo India told The Drum, the company has focused on entertainment and sports as part of a 360-degree marketing & branding strategy.We have explored categories that touch base with the hearts of Indian consumers like Bollywood, cricket, and entertainment.Hence, all our activities are focused towards them, whether it be our brand ambassador being Deepika Padukone or being sponsors of the Indian cricket team."Yang said leveraging the huge popularity of cricket in India has been key to help build widespread awareness of the brand.
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Going into Tuesday's earnings report, most expected Apple to delay the launch of its next flagship iPhone, with rumors calling for an October release date, if not later.But the normally conservative Apple surprised everyone by offering a cheery forecast for the current quarter, with revenue ranging from $49 billion to $52 billion, above Wall Street's forecast of $49.2 billion.It's up 5.7 percent to $158.57 in pre-market trading on Wednesday morning.Cook took the time to address the controversy over Apple shutting down several virtual private network apps in China, seen by some as the company acquiescing to the government's request.A VPN is a secure online connection that internet service providers (and government authorities that monitor them) can't look at.He said Apple has to follow the laws of each country it operates in, even if it doesn't agree with the principle.
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The latest shovel of BS came in a letter [PDF] to US Congress in which the FCC's chief information officer David Bray said he could not tell Congressmen what the "additional solutions" he had previously claimed the federal regulator was putting in place to prevent future attacks were.Because to do so "would undermine our system's security to provide a specific roadmap of the additional solutions to which we have referred."That answer is just the latest in a long series of implausible responses from the federal regulator over its claim in May that its systems were "subject to multiple distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS)" that caused them to fall off the internet.The web tsunami hit right after the FCC's controversial plan to overturn net neutrality rules was featured on a popular late-night TV show.Oliver pointed out that the process of filing a comment was much more complicated than previously and required a five-step process before a comment could be submitted.The subsequent flood of people commenting on the proceedings caused the FCC's public comment system to fall over.
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Today's deal addresses one of the biggest problems in the lives of most PC users: cable management.Amazon is currently selling 100 Velcro-brand hook and loop black ties for $6.09.The ties measure 8 inches long by 0.5-inch wide.While the ties come at a set length, it's easy to cut them to smaller lengths when necessary.If you're building your own PC, be sure to check out our ultimate guide to proper PC management for ideas on how to put these velcro ties to work.Even if you're not building your own PC, these ties will come in handy to keep all those wires behind your desk organized—not to mention that mess of extra cables hiding under your bed or desk.
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