Harold Roscoe

Harold Roscoe

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In its most recent quarterly earnings report, Netflix announced its intentions to spend $7 billion to $8 billion on original content for 2018."Our investment in Netflix originals is over a quarter of our total P [profit and loss] content budget in 2017 and will continue to grow," the company said in its call report."With $17 billion in content commitments over the next several years and a growing library of owned content ($2.5 billion net book value at the end of the quarter), we remain quite comfortable with our ability to please our members around the world.We’ll spend $7-8 billion on content (on a P basis) in 2018."By comparison, Hulu reportedly committed $2.5 billion to original programming this year, and Amazon hit $4.5 billion (Amazon has already pledged more for 2018 but did not cite specific figures when speaking to Variety last month).The move speaks to internal confidence at Netflix despite the increasingly crowded streaming video space.
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Answer by Samantha Radocchia, Emerging Technologies Entrepreneur and Scholar:The Primary Difference Between Ethereum And Bitcoin: A Beginner’s GuideToday’s hype surrounding Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technologies rivals the dot-com bubble in the 90s.There is a lot of money pouring into this space, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.Unfortunately, while the masses may be able to say, “Yeah, I’ve heard of Bitcoin”, a large percentage of people still aren’t quite sure what it is—and are even more confused about Ethereum.If you’re even remotely interested in this space, consider this your beginner’s guide.
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Säkerhetshålen skulle låta någon som befinner sig inom räckhåll av ett wifi-nätverk som skyddas av wpa2 att tjuvlyssna på all internettrafik som går via routern.Rapporten ska presenteras under dagen av forskarna Mathy Vanhoef och Frank Piessens vid Belgiska KU Leuven.De har dubbat attacken "KRACK", kort för key installation attack.Bristerna verkar finnas i handskakningen som sker mellan routern och en användare som ansluter till nätverket för att skapa en gemensam krypteringsnyckel."Resultatetet av att påverka de här sårbarheterna inkluderar avkryptering, packet replay, kidnappning av tcp-anslutningar, injektioner av http-innehåll, med mera.Flera leverantörer, däribland Ubiquiti och Aruba, uppges dock redan ha släppt eller arbeta på uppdateringar som stoppar buggarna, eller åtminstone minskar skadan.
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I always take extensive notes and recordings when at conferences, so that I can remember keynotes or sessions later.But as with MarTech and MarketingProfs B2B Forum last week, it was impossible to be in two places at one time.Kelly Kingman and her team create these wonderful visual notes, so even if attendees miss a session, they can get a sense of what the speakers talked about.This year’s boards were sponsored by Quarry, who have graciously granted us early access.Opening Keynote: Everyone’s an Artist (or At Least They Should Be)Ron Tite, Branding and Creativity Expert and CEO, The Tite Group
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When iPhone 5c was launched, some dynamic wallpapers were added to iOS and they contain seven colours and seven backgrounds which are covered in light flare such that they move when you swing the smartphone.Well, it appears that Apple is about to update these dynamic wallpapers to reflect OLED qualities.Benjamin Geskin, a leak expert, said that the renewed Dynamic wallpapers will include comparable images as background but with multiple lights glares spattered on the black coloured background.It appears that this new displays will replace the old ones.The question is “why not leave all 14 wallpapers?” Is 14 too much?Apple’s iPhone X will be coming with a good display as AMOLED screen has many benefits.
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“I make money from Facebook for my fake content in order to pay Facebook to promote my fake stories,” said Professor Chaos in one of the most brutal and succinct criticisms of the social network to date.The latest episode of South Park pulled no punches in its take-down of the Facebook fake news scandal.It poses Mark Zuckerberg as an indecipherable bully protecting fake news spreaders for profit and says kids can’t recognize lies on the app, while blaming everyone for allowing Facebook so deep into our lives.Meanwhile, the episode pokes fun at Netflix for greenlighting low-quality original series, and riffs on the horrible abuse of women by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.South Park’s intense, episode-long focus on Facebook’s fake news problems underlines the severity of the mainstream backlash.“Children lack the cognitive ability to determine what’s true”
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A new hybridbilsbatteri – in plastic.Bosch believes that the innovation will make electric cars available to the great mass, and the company to a market leader.It is not long ago that Volvo went out and said ”all cars will be electrified in 2019”.This is based largely on the newly developed 48-volt architecture.Although other manufacturers have the same thoughts on the 48 volt system – even if they have not gone as far as the Swedish brand, which said that all models should have it.German teknikjätten Bosch has now gone out and reveals that it managed to develop a new kind of battery for these particular 48-volt hybrids.
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They just make sense: If you’re going to have an input device that constantly moves around by its very design, why would you want anything getting in the way?At this point, there are literally thousands of choices vying for your wireless dollar, from under $20 to well over $100, and many specifically tailored — we’ve vetted the best gaming mice separately, for example.While that’s certainly a subjective question, you can’t go wrong with any of the picks for the best wireless mouse provided below.The scroll wheel now automatically switches between the gliding “fast scroll” mode and the more usable single-scroll function without the need to press a physical button, and a secondary scroll wheel lets you scroll horizontally with your thumb.If those are points of contention for you, the MX Performance (with more finger-friendly browser buttons) is still widely available, and often discounted now that its successor is on the market.If you’re looking for a wireless mouse so you’re not stuck using your laptop’s touchpad, this is the tail-free mechanical rodent for you.
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In fact, in the U.S., $1.1 trillion — one-half of all the consumer credit issued — is currently controlled by six of the largest banks.Celsius founder Alex Mashinsky describes the reason why he was drawn to blockchain technology as the basis for a new way of lending.“The main advantage the blockchain brings is the ability for a membership organization to issue peer-to-peer loans where all the profits are distributed via higher interest paid that is paid to lenders and lower interest rates that are charged to borrowers,” Mashinsky said.The blockchain represents a movement with very passionate members who recruit their friends and family to expand the reach of the global platform and so the cost of acquisition is measured in single dollar amounts.”This new method of blockchain-technology powered lending offers an alternate financing that Mashinsky believes gives Celsius a competitive edge that the banks can’t replicate.“We offer members the chance to get paid high interest when they have a positive balance in the wallet and give them access to a credit line with low interest when they run out of cash at the end of the month,” Mashinsky said.
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In 1996 Rupert Murdoch had an idea: He was going to launch a TV news network to take on CNN.Five years after it went on the air, Fox News was regularly beating CNN in the Nielsen ratings.The field was getting increasingly crowded.Digitally distributed content was the future.Murdoch spent millions to build Fox Business Network, wooing big-name talent from competitors and securing cable distribution.“I was always telling Rupert ‘don’t do it, don’t do it,’” the late Roger Ailes told Adweek in 2015.
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Microsoft is finally killing off the Windows Phone operating system after 17 years.A senior executive said the company has no plans to release new features or smartphones, closing a chapter for the computer giant.Microsoft has released a variety of versions of its mobile phone operating system since 2000, the latest being Windows 10 Mobile in 2015."Of course we'll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc.Of course we'll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc.But building new features [and hardware] aren't the focus," said Belfiore.
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Like a vanilla install of Android but like Xiaomi design?Good news then as the Xiaomi Mi A1 goes on sale in select European countries!As we all know, while it’s not difficult to buy a Xiaomi phone in Europe it isn’t always possible to buy one from a local retail store with local warranty.Guard Hides Holes, easy toBut that changes today with news that various stores around Europe have now started to officially list the Xiaomi Mi A1.At the time of writing the Mi A1 has popped up online in the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Russia, Bulgaria, Poland, Italy and the Czech Republic.
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HP has confirmed it's not making any more of its Elite X3, one of the few remaining Windows 10 Mobile handsets available.The Elite X3 was a showcase for an interesting Windows 10 Mobile feature called Continuum, which allows the smartphone to be connected to a big screen and keyboard, and function pretty well as a desktop computer.It is sold in bundles that include a Desk Dock, which provides a range of connectors, and a Lap Dock, a laptop-like device without local processing or storage capability that only functions when used in conjunction with the Elite x3 phablet.According to The Register, which first reported the story, HP had planned a number of products but this strategy was cut short when Microsoft changed its own mobile plans.It enables mobile workers, including first responders, field services, and others to have a smartphone that can provide a tablet and PC-like experience -- the one device for them."We will continue to fully support HP Elite x3 customers and partners through 2019.
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Trust between advertisers and their agencies may be at an all-time low, but insurance firm Direct Line Group is relying on its media agency to help it set up a programmatic buying unit.Six weeks ago, DLG and its agency, WPP-owned MediaCom, formed a programmatic buying unit for the advertiser.Now, DLG can tweak the CPM it gives to publishers based on the average viewability rates.“It’s still in pilot phase but gives us more confidence around this critical dynamic.”It’s the latest step for DLG in understanding how and where its ads are placed and for how long people view them.“Fifty percent for a couple of seconds isn’t good enough.”
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The NCAA’s Southeastern Conference (SEC) looks at a historical milestone in its latest campaign.The campaign, from SEC agency of record The Richards Group, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the integration of SEC varsity football with “Together, It Just Means More.”“We hold dear the traditions, we hold high the trophies,” begins the voiceover, over shots of recent SEC champs.“But on this day, the Southeastern Conference celebrates so much more.”From there the spot tells the story of the University of Kentucky’s Nate Northington, an African-American defensive back and running back from Lousiville, who made history when he took the field in his first varsity football game against Indiana on Sept. 23, 1967 and his first SEC game against Ole Miss on Sept. 30.It also highlights Vanderbilt’s Perry Wallace, the first African-American player to play in an SEC varsity basketball game on Dec. 2, 1967.
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Netflix will raise prices for its US subscribers starting Thursday, and Wall Street is loving it.Netflix stock was up around 4% in trading Thursday on the news.The price of Netflix's lowest-tier plan will not change from $7.99 monthly.And the highest-tier plan, which supports features like 4K video resolution and four simultaneous streams, will increase to $13.99 a month from $11.99.If subscribers hate price hikes, as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said last year on an earnings call, why is Wall Street smiling?The main reason seems to be that investors are confident the increase won't cause big subscriber losses, as Netflix has continued to improve the quality of its offering over the last year, and therefore has boosted its pricing power.
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Maybe it's because of the stock Android experience (the swift updates certainly help), or the camera that takes consistently brilliant photos (so much so, I left the point-and-shoot at home on a recent trip to Japan).Maybe it's because, no matter how hard other smartphones try, there's always a niggle or two that ruins them.Which is not to say the Pixel is perfect, far from it.The Pixel 2 with its five-inch 1080p OLED display and almost identical design to the original Pixel certainly doesn't solve those problems.The Pixel 2 XL, like most flagship smartphones of 2017, features a super-bright and wide colour gamut six-inch 18:9 OLED display (at 538PPI) that stretches across the face of the phone, shrinking the chunky bezels that have defined the smartphone since the launch of the original iPhone.If the design of the Pixel 2 XL looks strangely familiar, that's because it's based on the LG G6, which launched in April.
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The battle between DRM developers and cracking teams continues on as AACS 2.0 copy protection has been broken by Russian company Arusoft.Dubbed 'DeUHD', Arusoft's newly released utility allows Ultra HD Blu-ray discs to be decrypted and stored in DRM free formats.DeUHD can currently only rip around 30 movies and has only eight supported Blu-ray players, but further development is expected in the near future to add support for more optical drives and movies.Arusoft is allowing users to request support for specific movies and claims to be working on adding new movies weekly.For now, the tool is available as a trial version that only allows eight to ten minutes of a single disc to be decrypted or as a standalone license that has all available features.The standalone version costs €199 ($233) and takes approximately four to six hours to decrypt a standard length movie.
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From almost the moment their discovery was announced, everyone agreed that the first sighting of gravitational waves was going to win a Nobel Prize.Both of those questions have now been answered.He was joined by Rainer Weiss, an MIT scientist who helped build some of the first prototype detectors that would eventually inspire the LIGO design, and Barry Barish, another Caltech physicist who was put in charge of the LIGO collaboration and became instrumental in ensuring that the hardware was built and that a large international collaboration was present to operate it and analyze the results.While LIGO was a stunning success, its history suggests that there were countless ways it and the entire field of gravitational wave physics might have failed.And those ways all lead back to the very person whose work suggested that space-time itself could experience ripples.Gravitational waves are changes in the fabric of space caused by the acceleration of an object.
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