Gaston Alexander

Gaston Alexander

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Elsäkerhetsverket har beställt tio olika laddare från den populära e-handelssajten Wish.Nu har man granskat och testat dessa tio laddare och samtliga har så allvarliga brister att dom är rent av farliga att använda.Fyra av dom uppfyllde kravet för brandbeständighet och dom sex andra brinner upp helt vid en brand.Ingen av laddarna klarar kravet på isolationsavstånd.”De 10 laddarna klarade inte ens baskraven för säkerhet.Sex av laddarna uppfyller inte kravet på brandbeständighet, utan brinner upp i sin helhet.
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Amazon now lets shoppers track their delivery drivers on a map.Reuters/Lucy NicholsonAmazon Map Tracking allows shoppers to track the location of delivery drivers in real time, Amazon told Business Insider.The tool tells shoppers how many stops drivers have remaining on their routes before their package is delivered.Amazon quietly rolled out map tracking in November.Amazon now lets shoppers track the exact location of their delivery drivers on a map.The new feature, called Amazon Map Tracking, provides live updates on drivers' delivery routes, including how many stops are left before their package arrives, Amazon told Business Insider.
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Hey, cheeps, a quick update about yesterday's super-popular (but ultimately disappointing) earphone deal: According to the vendor, only Cheapskate readers had access to that code -- and there were some 500 units available when the post went live.That inventory got scooped up in a flash.If you follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter, though, you know that I found an alternative (for $2 less, no less!).But, um, then it sold out as well -- or what may have been a price mistake got corrected, because when have you ever seen a Sharper Image product for $7.99?Anyway, I really do encourage you to put The Cheapskate on your social-media feed (see below for links), because you'll get not only deal updates (like when codes go bad or products sell out), but also bonus deals!Regular readers know of my fondness for smartwatches; recently I've been singing the praises of the AmazFit Bip, which you can still find selling in the $70-80 range.
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Following the rumours from Bloomberg that Apple will be launching the possibility to run the same apps on both the Mac and the Ipad, it has begun to be speculated if this is the first step in to slowly begin to bring together the two products to one and the same.But it says Apple ceo Tim Cook is totally wrong.In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald is Apple's belief now as in the past that the Mac and the Ipad will not be one and the same product in the future.Rumor: Apple to see the common apps for IOS and Mac "We do not believe in watering down the one product for the other," says Tim Cook. "this thing to bring the same products as some are fixated on, I don't think it is what our users want," he continues.
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French company Enhancia’s MIDI ring, which The Verge first saw at this year’s NAMM show, has debuted for preorder on Kickstarter.Specific movements tell the ring to trigger effects while performing, like pitch bend and vibrato.The ring contains a total of nine sensors, and it captures movements made while performing.These movements are then sent to a hub that’s connected to your computer via USB.It works with every major Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), and every gesture the ring recognizes can be assigned to any parameter you wish.Enhancia’s video above shows how it works in action, allowing musicians to add expressive effects like high or low pass filters without interrupting the flow of how they’re playing.
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IBM announced its first quarter earnings on Tuesday.Here's what the company reported:Revenues for the quarter (GAAP) were $19.07 billion, up 5% from the year before, though up 0% when adjusted for currency changes.This is compared to analyst expectations of $18.82 billion.Q1 EPS (non-GAAP) were $2.45, up 4% from the year before.This is compared to analyst expectations of $2.41.
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Nintendo may be riding high on Switch success right now, but if its new multi-screen game system patent is anything to go by, it could have even more outlandish designs in the pipeline.The console-maker has always been eager to push the limits of device design, after all: witness not only the Switch, with its docking station for both handheld and living room use, but the tablet-like Wii U before it.Even they, however, look fairly pedestrian in comparison to a freshly submitted patent application from the company.In fact, the design Nintendo apparently has in mind arguably shares more in common with the Nintendo 3DS and other dual-screen handhelds.Each of those displays would, in fact, be a complete, standalone system in its own right.It would have its own processor and wireless radios, along with its own battery.
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The latest bizarre piece of gossip from the video game community is the public fall of video game record holder Billy Mitchell, who today got his entries in the Guinness Book of World Records struck off thanks to being publicly exposed as a cheater.the “King of Kong,” used to hold the world record for the high scores in Donkey Kong and Pac-Man.His competition for the high score in the former is the stuff of legend — and the subject of a movie.Now, after a review that’s stretched back years, video game record tracking organization Twin Galaxies has determined that Mitchell used an emulator to obtain some of his records.The organization requires proof the records were made on an arcade cabinet — and a forum user provided evidence which proved the opposite.Now Guinness is also removing him from their books, in accordance with Twin Galaxies’ decision.
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The Product Red iPhone 8 is the newest color for Apple's 'regular' iPhone and, good news, you can get it for the same price as the other colors.You can find it in stores starting today, but instead of forcing you to search for the best Product Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus deals, we gathered the lowest price below at each carrier.They break things down into affordable monthly payments, instead of forcing you to pay full price from day one.Here are the best Product Red iPhone prices we found todayApple iPhone 8 (Product) Red Special Edition at T-Mobile | $699.99 for 64GB or $849.99 for 256GBYou can get the new crimson-colored iPhone at T-Mobile for Apple's advertised list price, but you'll be able to break it up into 24 monthly payments of $29.17 with nothing due up front for the 64GB model or $28 per month with $177.99 down for the 256GB.
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Sansar is a social VR platform from Linden Lab, the maker of the Second Life virtual world.And today, Sansar is now available as a free download on Viveport, the HTC Vive’s global platform and app store.This marks the first time the platform is in a VR store, giving people access to new and exciting environments inspired by Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One film.Linden Lab has reproduced Aech’s Basement, a central location in the beloved Ernest Cline novel and Steven Spielberg’s new film.In Sansar, developers previously brought Aech’s Garage from the film to life in a VR scene.The new space interprets the original ILM design for Ready Player One from Warner Brothers Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, and Village Roadshow Pictures.
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Tencent has suspended the ability to play short videos in its WeChat and QQ messaging apps, requiring users to copy the link and paste it in their browser to the view the videos, local media is reporting.The suspension will prevent users from viewing videos from the company’s own Weishi platform, along with content from Douyin, Kuaishou, and Xigua Video.The move comes amidst a broader crackdown on online content.Bytedance’s apps have received a great deal of attention from China’s media regulator, The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT).Last week, it was told to better control the “inappropriate” content on its Jinri Toutiao platform.Issuing the same order to Kuaishou, SAPPRFT said that dealing with vulgar content was of “high importance.”
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Whether you’re looking to upgrade from the thin sound coming out of your new TV or you simply want to listen to your favorite tunes in all their glory, shopping for speakers can be a humbling experience for even the audio savvy among us.Not only are there budget considerations, but there are just so many different types of speakers available, from wireless wonders that work in tandem over Wi-Fi to traditional wired speakers in of all shapes and sizes, all available in a litany of form factors, models, and configurations.For more information on those, please follow the links provided.Also known as towers, these speakers often pack multiple drivers along with one or more tweeters, allowing them to cover a wide range of frequencies.Modern floorstanding speakers can be big, depending on the size of the drivers used, but you’ll also find them in multiple slim varieties that have a relatively small footprint.You’ll certainly see these speakers in home theater setups, particularly more expensive ones, and for many, they remain the ultimate speaker for listening to music (though studio engineers may point to high-end bookshelf speakers instead).
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German insurance giant Allianz is following Google and Tencent by backing Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based ride-hailing and local services company valued at over $4.5 billion, after it announced an investment.The money comes from Allianz X, the firm’s digital investment arm, which confirmed it put in $35 million in what is its first deal in Southeast Asia.The group has previously backed startups like European challenger bank N26 (alongside Tencent), and emerging market micro-insurance service provider Bima.Allianz participated in an estimated $1.5 billion Go-Jek funding round that includes participation from the likes of Google, Tencent, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, China-based delivery service Meituan and others.The round opened last year when Tencent, the $500 billion Chinese firm, made an investment, but we understand that it is now closed at a valuation that exceeds $4.5 billion.Go-Jek has yet to officially announce or confirm the funding, however.
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Our exclusive £110 discount on the Galaxy S9 ends at midnight tomorrow, so you now have less than 48 hours to get a piece of the action.Not only is it a juicy saving, but the reduction makes this the best Samsung Galaxy S9 deal on the market right now.We've teamed up with the Carphone Warehouse-owned Mobiles.co.uk to give TechRadar readers an exclusive discount on the Galaxy S9 on O2 with 15GB of data.Using the voucher code TRS9EXC, you to knock an incredible £110 off the upfront cost down to £150, then pay £34 a month after that.It's by far the best S9 tariff on the market right now - and we know a thing or two about what the best Galaxy S9 deals are.Our comparison chart includes more than 3,500 individual tariffs, from which we've narrowed down the best value ones to recommend.
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The startup craze fosters a growing appetite for venture capital firms in the country.Greater China attracted $65 billion, or 36 % of the total global venture capital in 2017, next only to US’s $76.4 billion, figures from data service Preqin show.Getting the initial funds is perhaps the most important step when building a company from scratch.However, angel investors can be a confusing crowd with different industry focus and style.After getting a PhD in computer science in 1988, Lee worked as top management for Apple, Microsoft, and Google.He now serves as the founder and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, an accelerator/VC formerly known as Innovation Works.
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If you’ve been an avid Chromebook user, then the last few months have been good for you.Chromebooks are finally now running Android apps and it is about to get better.While the visual overhaul of Chrome OS will take a while, HP has launched a detachable Chromebook laptop worth writing about.Branded as Chromebook X2, the tablet comes complete with a detachable backlit keyboard, and a stylus for a price tag of $599.That is a sweet deal when you see some manufacturers selling a stylus separately for $100.The guts of the Chromebook X2 rest solely in the tablet part which is supported by the hinge.
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After Jennifer Inthavong had her first child five years ago, she realized that she wanted to stay at home and care for her son full time.However, Inthavong, who worked in LA as an advisor at a local college, knew she would need an alternative income to make that possible.One day, while scrolling through Facebook in 2013, she discovered an ad for Poshmark, a fashion marketplace that lets users sell used clothing online."But then I started looking through the closets on Poshmark, and realized that people were actually making money off of the clothes they were selling."And so, Inthavong started meticulously assembling her own online "closet" for Poshmark — an inventory of clothing and accessories that reflect a seller's available items and often, their individual fashion sense.Inthavong, who at first started listing only the goods in her closet that she no longer wore, was soon considering turning her Poshmark inventory into a full-time business: selling clothing culled from LA boutiques to buyers online.
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On 25th May the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, and with it tech companies are going to have to make sweeping changes to how they handle user data and granting users more control over what information is stored.One Washington DC-based think tank thinks Bitcoin and the rest of the blockchain should be exempt from those rules, however.Coin Center says that because blockchain can be used to store personal data, it would likely wall under the jurisdiction of GDPR rules.Under those rules companies that store data on EU citizens will have to comply should those citizens ask for their personal data to be deleted.Unfortunately experts told The Verge that this might be totally incompatible with the way blockchain works, since modifying or deleting any stored data has consequences on the rest of the blocks in the chain.Andries Van Humbeeck, co-founder and blockchain consultant at TheLedger.be, spoke to The Verge, “If you purge a block of transactions, the truthfulness of all subsequent blocks of transactions becomes questionable", adding, "all Bitcoin transactions after that purged block become untrustworthy, which would undermine the complete system."
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Yes, when all the applications are well-designed, the databases have consistent and nonredundant structures, and security requirements are straightforward and well understood.| Also: InfoWorld helps you identify the right tools for the job: AWS cloud services guide • Google Cloud Platform services guide. ]Migrating from on-premises systems to the public cloud is hard, and it’s only getting harder.IT has already migrated the easy workloads; for very good reasons, you start with the easy migrations, the ones that need very little refactoring and have good platform analogs in a public cloud.Now you’re getting to the workloads that require a lot of refactoring efforts, and they may not have exact platform analogs.In addition, they often have strict security and compliance requirements, as well as other issues that make migration complex.
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In less than six weeks, on May 15 & 16, over 250 early stage innovators will be at Tech in Asia Singapore 2018 to flaunt their products and services.From heightened visibility and exposure, to potential funding, and connecting with senior decision makers, there’s a plethora of opportunities waiting for you to unlock at Startup Factory.Booth spaces are filling up fast, so if you’re a fledgling startup ready to showcase your product to 5,000 attendees, get your booth before all slots are taken!Apply by this Sunday, 8 April, to score 15 percent off (US$89) your booth package.Want to meet these startups face-to-face as an attendee and unlock access to our stage content chock-full of insightful talks?Tickets are going at 15 percent off (code: tiasg15) – be sure to grab your tickets before the discount ends this Sunday, 8 April.
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