James Lamb

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Vizio’s 5.1 channel sound bar systems are the simplest way to add surround sound to any home theater setup, and refurbs of the 40" model are down to $210 on Amazon, the best price we’ve ever seen.We’ve seen better deals on the 38" version in the past, but the 40" model, in addition to being, you know, 2" longer, also includes HDMI audio input and metal accents.
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Visste du att lax kan ha löss?Och det är ändå inte det konstiga.För i Norge skyddar man nu laxen från dessa löss genom smarta undervattensdrönare som skjuter ihjäl dem med laser, rapporterar Digital Trends.Undervattensdrönarna, som utvecklats av Stingray Marine Solutions, är då utrustade med kameror och lasrar och kan styras dit de behövs.När fiskarna sedan simmar förbi dem kan drönarens dator läsa av om de bär på löss och i så fall skjuta ihjäl dessa med laser.Lasern kan samtidigt inte påverka själva laxen då den reflekteras av fiskens fjäll.
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Twitter is considering new ways to make money and can introduce a premium version of the popular Tweetdeck."We are conducting a survey to gauge interest in a new, more improved version of Tweetdeck.We regularly carry out user surveys to collect feedback on people's Twitter experience, and to make better decisions on product investments, and we explore several ways to make Tweetdeck even more valuable for the professional," said the company in a statement later on Thursday evening.the Survey should have been sent out to the "power users", i.e. people who use Twitter very much, and snappades first up of journalist Andrew Tavani.After he put out the screenshots of how a more advanced Tweetdeck interface would be able to see out confirmed the company information.Among other things, a paid version of Tweetdeck include more analysis tools, something that would be valuable, particularly for businesses.
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A new projection technique for creating persistence of vision displays has been developed which allow displays to be up to 200m (656ft) tall.The technology uses the persistence of vision phenomenon – an effect in the human eye.It has the potential to turn tall buildings into adverts or art displays.“When you look at any bright light and then you look away you see a ghost of that bright light for just a moment,” explains founder and CEO of Lightvert Daniel Siden.“Our display takes a standard two dimension image and breaks it up into columns of pixel data and this single vertical line of light blinks out each column sequentially, so column one, two, three until it gets to the end of the image and then it starts over.“So as your eye looks away it prints each column on your retina in a different location and your whole image is reassembled in your eye,” he added.
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Scientists have found a thing that does us good by consuming it and the news that will shock you?It's only bloody old beer.They say, in a salted nutshell, that one pint a day reduces the risk of developing several serious heart conditions.The study was assembled by a joint team from the University of Cambridge and University College London, who aggregated the health records of around two million adults.Their data suggested that moderate drinkers who have no more than one tipple a day were less likely to see a doctor for heart worries, beating even teetotallers when it comes to heart wellbeing and recording fewer incidents of heart attack and blood clots.The full study published in the BMJ found that people who drink no alcohol were more likely to experience some forms of angina, aneurysm and arterial disease, although the benefits of a drink disappear as soon as those whose records were analysed strayed over the maximum official alcohol consumption guidelines.
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Det är misstaget många är rädda att göra: En man från Falköping skickade över 2 000 kronor med betalappen Swish — till fel person.Den mottagande kvinnan, från Småland, behöll dessutom pengarna, men åtalas nu misstänkt för olovligt förfogande, rapporterar P4 Skaraborg.Mannen, som inte talar svenska, noterade inte mottagarnamnet på skärmen."För att rätten ska kunna döma så måste man finna att mottagaren måste ha insett att pengarna satts in på kontot och att hon har förfogat över pengarna på ett sådant sätt att målsägaren berövats sin rätt till dem", säger åklagaren Caroline Nilsson till SR.Mannen hävdar att han försökt nå kvinnan både på telefon och via mejl angående felswishningen, som ägde rum för ett år sedan.Men kvinnan hävdar att hon inte minns detta.
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A mischievous band of hackers is reportedly trying to shake down Apple over a large trove of stolen iPhone credentials, including iCloud and other Apple email accounts.The attackers – who identified themselves as ‘Turkish Crime Family’ – are seeking to receive $75,000 in the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin or the less known alternative, Ethereum.They will, however, also settle for $100,000 worth of iTunes gift cards, Motherboard reports.“I just want my money and thought this would be an interesting report that a lot of Apple customers would be interested in reading and hearing,” a member of Turkish Crime Family told the publication.The hackers have since shared screenshots of their communication with the Apple security team, as well as access to the email address they used to contact the company.The email exchanges further indicate the attackers have also provided Apple’s team with a YouTube video that shows one of the Turkish Crime Family members allegedly logging into the account of an elderly woman, filled with backed-up photos and the ability to remotely purge all content from the device.
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The Elephone P25 is probably really close to getting launched and we pretty much know the main specs this mid-range phone will pack.From the MediaTek Helio P25 CPU to the 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.Now you can possibly win one of them in a giveaway.As we mentioned earlier, the Elephone P25 is kind of a mixed bag, it features the power efficient Helio P25 SoC — which isn’t a performer, but then sports an insane 6GB of RAM for multitasking purposes.Other hardware we’re aware of include a 21MP rear camera with an aperture of F/2.2 and PDAF autofocusing, plus a 16MP front-facing shooter with a Soft LED flash light.Join GizChina on TelegramEither way, specs don’t really matter when you can get one for free, don’t you agree?Elephone are indeed running a giveaway that’ll allow you to get a brand new Elephone P25.All you have to do is follow the three steps described in their Facebook post over here:If you’re having problems with the link above, go directly to their Facebook post here.
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It recently made headlines when the internet realised every time someone speaks to Google, it records their voice.So, for example, it might know that you're female, aged 18-24 and interested in banking, consumer electronics, mobile phones, shooter games, rap and hip hop and toys.Google doesn't make a huge song and dance about its in-depth knowledge of its users, but at the same time it doesn't keep it a secret either.Here's how to find out what Google knows and take control of your data.Google saves every voice searchGoogle's voice search-saving habits have been reported on many times.
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That said, there are three price points that I think are reasonable and it really comes down to what kind of gaming experience you want to have.For the budget gamer, you’re less interested in playing on max settings than you are in being able to play recent games on medium/high and occasionally ultra settings or maybe you’re someone who, like me, spends lots of time in games like Diablo III, League of Legends or other slightly older/less demanding games.In general, at this price point, I’m thinking along lines that look like this:With a little extra money, bumping that to an i5–7400 would be one of my first thoughts, the second thought would be bumping the GPU to a GTX 1060.At $650, you’ll be able to play last year’s titles on medium to high settings, the year before, generally on medium, and you start getting to high/ultra on things that are less demanding like Overwatch.At $750 you start to play on high/ultra and your CPU stays out of the way a lot more (it still limits you but so does the GPU).
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It's been around for 20 years.We see the name and iconic logo on virtually every device we own — Bluetooth headphones, BluetoothA frappuccino is a frappuccino because it sounds seem like a funky word for the life-sustaining force that makes internet browsing possible, but it's actually short for "Wireless
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Netflix is giving up on five-star ratings for movies and TV shows to go with a simple thumbs up or thumbs down rating.The new ratings feature is expected to roll out in the coming weeks, the company recently told a group of journalists, as reported by Variety.Any Netflix star ratings you’ve already given will still be used behind the scenes to inform your personalized recommendations.Up front, however, it’ll be all thumbs.Netflix figures it can get a better response from users via a simple thumbs up or thumbs down choice.In its small scale tests during 2016, subscriber ratings engagements were 200 percent higher for thumbs over stars.
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In a couple of years, Intel has demonstrated the technology during New York's fashion week.But from previously having been about to show up cool bracelets, smart clothes and a strange spindelklänning now go Intel over to technology, with more clear, practical focus, writes IDG News.According to Jeff Bautista, director of Intel's New devices group, as the company continues to develop a chipp similar to the centimeter-sized minichippet Curie, but even smaller and faster in order to be able to develop more elegant wearables.Intel has been doing wearables since 2013, but the business never really got air under the wings and not become profitable.During last year's restructuring, it was rumoured that the Intel had abandoned the area.But the business continues, albeit on a small scale, and is now focused on developing products that complement Intel's broad focus on servers and the internet of things.
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The killer app might be a bit played out as an idea, but it still has power in the modern world.It holds special sway in gaming, where aesthetic presences and one perfect game can make all the difference for a console.It's basically the concept of "must-have" software, the sort of game or other application that gives a piece of hardware identity and life, causing people to stand up and take notice.There are other games out for the system, of course, but none of them demand attention like that one quite does.And so those with the disposable income find themselves wondering whether or not this one game is worth the $360 it would take to play this game on the Switch?It's obviously a personal question, and one that will depend heavily on your ready access to $360.
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Thinking of buying a new iPad?This week is possibly the worst time to buy a new Apple tablet.With Apple widely-tipped to launch new iPad and iPhone models in the coming weeks, latest reports have suggested the new devices will drop sooner rather than later.According to reputed tech blog MacRumours, Apple could even debut its eagerly awaited new devices as early as next week.Citing "reputable supply chain analysts," the report has claimed insider sources have revealed Apple will launch a selection of new devices in the coming days.According to the analyst, Apple is likely to debut its latest product refresh between Monday, March 20, and Friday, March 24.
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For a long time, the rap against renewable technologies was that they simply weren’t reliable - that they destabilised existing electricity grids and that they didn’t deliver “firm” (that is, uninterrupted) power.Now, where previously electricity systems struggled to manage relatively high penetration of renewable energy, they are adapting to these new sources of generation.At the same time renewable generators are using new technology to begin to offer “firm” power, removing the final obstacle to large-scale operation.Global climate policy and new emissions standards are driving coal out of many markets as a source of power.In March 2017 it was reported that in the UK coal consumption has fallen from over 200mtonnes a year at its peak in the late 1950s to 18mtonnes last year.If renewable energy is to become the main source of power for the 21st century, allowing us to meet the decarbonization targets agreed in Paris, those remaining “system” obstacles must be removed.
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”Our developers believed that they could create amazing technological solutions that were self-propelled and simple to use, and that it would be enough for enterprise customers.We did not understand the human aspects, the people were scared to move to the cloud because they gave up control.also Read: Google launches new free service for server and storage in the cloudAnd it seems to not just be empty words, because the company makes a hefty restructuring of its offerings for molnkunder.A big change is that you have to pay per user, instead of a lump sum for the entire company.It is unclear when the new supportmodellen begins to apply, but it is available in all of the cases described in a blog post.
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In the mobile payments game, my group of friends is less-inclined to use Google Wallet to send and request cash, preferring other services like Venmo.I've never really understood why, though.With those services, in order to use them, you have to install a new app and create a new account.With Google Wallet, your recipients don't have to create accounts, they just reply to the requests you send them.But you still need that app.Well, you did, at least.
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Many large open-world games are often plagued by bugs but The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild managed to avoid the majority of these through careful planning.This is often down to the focus in terms of the production flow, where emphasis is given to the amount and fidelity of a game’s visual assets rather than how they may interact with one another.When you then have the resultant systems overlap, you end up with situations that weren’t intended and often a wide array of bugs surface.In a new interview with The Verge, the three directors of Breath of the Wild talked about the game in great detail.When quizzed on how clean Breath of the Wild is in terms of bugs, Dohta responded with the following:There’s two points I’d like to underscore.
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The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has outlined the three biggest threats that face the internet, as it turns 28.The computer scientist who developed the blueprint for what would become the internet, issued a warning at the state of the web following the global events of the past year.In an open letter, Berners-Lee claimed that fake news, data loss and online political ads were the three major threats to the web.He wrote, "Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the worldwide web.I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities, and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries."But over the past 12 months, I've become increasingly worried about three new trends, which I believe we must tackle in order for the web to fulfill its true potential as a tool that serves all of humanity."
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