John Murphy

John Murphy

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Long story short, got some fake bad reviews and they're all garbage.Is it possible to delete them or report them as spam or something?At the same time I understand that would be kind of pointless for Facebook to allow business owners to censor their review sections.Wanted to ask anyways to see if there are any solutions
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Microsoft have launched Microsoft IoT Central, a new Internet of Things as a service, to assist with the deployment of IoT projects in enterprise.Microsoft has launched a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform, Microsoft IoT Central, enabling enterprises to streamline the process of installing IoT networks.The platform is being billed as Software as a Service (SaaS) and is designed to help build and maintain new IoT networks, something which is becoming increasingly common.The new platform is designed so that businesses will not need the in house expertise usually required for such a process.Currently Microsoft already offers an IoT service known as the Azure IoT Suite, though this is a Platform as a Service (PaaS).Microsoft believes that both the platform and software can be used in tandem to create a much more customisable network, giving full control over any decisions being made.
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Verizon Wireless lost 398,000 retail postpaid phone subscribers in the first six weeks of 2017.That's when the company launched unlimited smartphone data plans and immediately turned things around.Verizon still ended up losing customers for the quarter ending March 31, the company said in earnings results released today.But a gain of 109,000 retail postpaid phone connections after the launch of unlimited data dropped the overall phone loss to 289,000.Overall, Verizon has 113.9 million retail wireless connections, with postpaid smartphone plans taking up the bulk of that.Although Verizon still has the most wireless subscribers in the US, T-Mobile USA has gained millions of customers over the past few years with a strategy of offering better deals than AT and Verizon.
China
After the HTC U Ultra, which was nothing short of a disaster, HTC is set to unveil the HTC U on the 16th of May.Just a few days after the photos of the U were leaked, the Taiwanese manufacturer is set to release the HTC U in Taiwan.Squeeze for the Brilliant U.05.16.2017 https://t.co/89OuHXbBlt pic.twitter.com/jLaeFD2wMW— HTC (@htc) April 20, 2017 Join GizChina on TelegramAccording to the specs that were leaked, the HTC U will be powered by a Snapdragon 835, coupled with the Adreno 540 GPU.It will pack a 5.5 inch quad HD(1440 x 2560) display and run Android Nougat 7.0 on top.It will house 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal memory whereas the Chinese variant will have 6GB of RAM and 128GB of memory.It is rumored to have a 16 MP front facing and 12 MP rear camera.The most unique feature of this phone is the “Edge Sense”, which will allow the user to squeeze the frame or do certain gestures to open apps or take photos without touching the screen.It’s no surprise that HTC is struggling to keep up with the other manufacturers, but after the U Ultra going down so bad in history, does it have a chance to gain back its footing with U?
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Google has added a feature to its Maps app on iOS that lets users see everywhere they have been, including locations and venues visited.Google says the feature is designed to help users answer questions such as "What was the name of that antique store I popped into the other day?"or "Did I drop off the dry cleaning on Tuesday or Wednesday?"Here's how to find Your Timeline and, if you find it creepy, stop it from following you.See everywhere you have been on Google MapsTo see the history of recent places you have been you will need to make sure you have the most recent version of the iOS app.
Sweden
At 19 o'clock, Swedish time, launched Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg this year's developer conference F8.Facebook has close to 2 billion users.the Media, game developers, influencers and, in the end, you and I, are affected.It is, therefore, a digital layer superimposed on the physical reality and is often translated as augmented reality – think Pokemon Go.In recent days, it has also cloned the features that made Snapchat to kidsens favoritapp.Snapchats filter, and the Pokemon Go, has opened the eyes of many for how AR, augmented reality, can make our mobile phones more enjoyable.
Sweden
Steam är jätten inom datorspel med 125 miljoner användare och närmast monopol på distributionen av spel från mindre utvecklare.Den största fristående konkurrenten är Gog, men den kommer inte i närheten i antal titlar eller användare.Nu ser Valve dock ut att få mer seriös konkurrens.Polygon rapporterar nämligen att kinesiska Tencent, en av världens största företag med hundratals miljoner användare på plattformar som Wechat och QQ, kommer göra en nylansering av sin spelplattform.Tencent Gaming Platform har redan 200 miljoner kinesiska använda, och när den snart förvandlas till Wegame kommer den öppnas för internationella användare.Företaget äger bland annat Riot Games och Supercell, utvecklare av hitspel som League of Legends och Clash of Clans, och är minoritetsägare i Epic Games och Activision Blizzard.
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ZTE has reported a healthy 27% boost in profits for 2017 Q1, following its removal from the US shit-list for dodgy dealings in the Middle-East.Only a matter of weeks ago, the Chinese kit-vendor pleaded guilty to breaking US trade rules by exporting products to Iran, after an investigation in the US found that ZTE had either directly or through third-party distributors shipped $32 million worth of products containing American-made equipment to the country.The $1.2 billion fine took the giant from profit to loss over the course of 2016, though it doesn’t seem to be looking back with its first quarterly call of the new year.ZTE reported a 27.8% year-on-year rise in first-quarter profits to 1.2 billion yuan, roughly $174 million, while revenue increased 17.8% at 25.75 billion yuan, just over $3.7 billion.The team also claim 13% of revenues across the quarter were invested in the R division.Although ZTE does not give too much detail on the specific divisions, the team highlighted increased sales of carrier network solutions and smartphones fuelled the growth.
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Elon Musk is getting a quick introduction to the bare-knuckle world of German labor unions as the country’s largest industrial union mulls a strike at Tesla Inc.’s recently acquired industrial robotics subsidiary.The labor dispute is over wages for the workforce at Grohmann Engineering, a German manufacturing automation designer that Tesla...
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You’d probably start with Google, which directs you to the landing page of the National Center For Education Statistics.A new project from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Seattle design studio Artefact aims to change that.Called USAFacts, it’s an ambitious, $10 million effort to present government data in a way that’s open, non-partisan, and stupidly easy to understand.The website, launching today, organizes 30 years of data from more than 70 local, state, and federal government agencies into a well-designed, centralized hub that its creators hope will give people a clearer picture of how the government makes and spends money.USAFacts shares the intent of previous open data efforts—the government launched Data.gov in 2009 to centralize its stats, and President Obama passed the DATA Act in 2014 to get record-keeping standards up to snuff)—but adds much-needed vitality.Ballmer’s team spent two years combing through government websites, manually pulling data from PDFs, spreadsheets, websites, and reports, and entering them into hundreds of Excel spreadsheets and data tables.
Sweden
Thor: Ragnarök har premiär den 26 oktober.Och att döma av trailern som nyss släppts verkar Disney och Marvel ha en kassko på gång.På ett dygn har den nämligen setts 136 miljoner gånger, skriver The Hollywood Reporter.Med den siffran piskar den nordiska superhjälteguden både Star Wars, Skönheten och Odjuret, samt alla titlar som Pixar spottat ur sig.Varför Thor: Ragnarök gått så pass bra kan man bara spekulera i, men gissningsvis är dess mindre seriösa ton en del av succén.Filmen regisseras av Taika Waititi som är känd för bland annat vampyrkomedin What We Do in the Shadows.
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A nano-sized piece of film could hold the key to faster and bigger storage while using less power compared with current solid-state memory solutions.Scientists at the National University of Singapore's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have combined cobalt and palladium into a film that's capable of housing stable skyrmions -- tiny magnetic whirls that can store and process data.Skyrmions are usually stabilized with a magnetic field, but this new material allows the creation of stable magnetic skyrmions without the need for one at room temperature, said the university's press release."[A] Skyrmion is a topologically protected object against fluctuations, thus providing a ultimately small cell size for magnetic memories," explained Associate Professor Yang Hyunsoo to CNET.The need for more data storage has become critical as the amount of daily photos and videos continue to grow in the age of social media.Data is a finite resource, and the amount generated is expected to grow by more than 10 times in the next decade.
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There’s the over-the-air antenna to pull in free local channels and all that goes along with setting that up.Then there’s finding the right media streamer for your TV, and deciding which services to subscribe to for live and on-demand programming: Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV, HBO Go, PlayStation Vue, and so on.Making those decisions is putting the cart in front of the horse: Your first and most important consideration should be to determine if your internet service—and your home network—is up to snuff.Let’s consider the factors you should examine to make sure your infrastructure is primed and ready for streaming.Cord cutting is all about choice and flexibility.Everyone loves superfast internet when it comes to uploading and downloading large files, but you don’t need it to be that fast just for streaming music and video.
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Last Week Tonight host John Oliver is no stranger to using advertising to get a point across, indeed he previously bought up ads to help brief president Donald Trump who is an avid viewer of the broadcaster.The comedian is now renewing his efforts to keep Trump in the loop, this time about sexual harassment, by running an ad during the O’Reilly show, which has suffered a substantial brand exodus (around 50) in response to sexual harassment allegations from former colleagues - which has set Fox back $13m in settlements.Trump was among O’Reilly’s defenders, calling him "a good person", adding "I don't think Bill did anything wrong."The statement was recently mocked in Saturday Night Live with O’Reilly and Trump both portrayed by Alex Baldwin.The O’Reilly Factor had just seven advertisers still on board as Thursday (6 April), following which the HBO show tried to buy of one of the many vacant spaces with the following ad to air in New York and DC.“We have produced an ad to educate Donald Trump, we submitted it to stations on Friday but weirdly we haven’t heard back from them since, which a little surprising because we are one of the only advertisers offering to buy time on his show at the moment,” said Oliver.
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Siren-hack, Skype in japanese and monsterljud.the Citizens of Dallas, Texas was during the Friday evening awakened by the varningssirener, which rang out for over an hour.Several people alerted the police, but no accident had occurred.Iställlet had hackers lycktas to enter the system and trigger the alarm.The Verge reports on the events.If your own japanese is not enough, there are now using, Skype has launched realtidsöversättning of the language.
Finland
Ajatuspaja Magman johtaja Olav S. Melin arvelee Talouselämän vaalitebatissa, että Tukholman terrori-isku ja sen jälkiselvittely saattavat lisätä perussuomalaisten kannatusta."Tukholman terrori-iskun jälkeen ei voi sivuttaa ajatusta, että teolla voisi olla vaikutusta kuntavaaleihin", Melin myöntää.Hän arvelee, että pieni osa äänestäjistä reagoi väkivaltaan joko jäämällä kotiin tai äänestämällä populistipuolueita."Varmasti on heitä, jotka reagoivat vihalla ja pelolla ja tuomitsevat kaikki terroristit pahimpaan helvettiin.Ehkä Perussuomalaiset hyötyvät tämänkaltaisesta reaktiosta."Melin kertoo seuranneensa ruotsalaisten reaktioita iskuun:
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Controversial Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has announced a new venture that will allow people and businesses to sell content for Bitcoins.Dotcom in a recent video on YouTube provided a sneak peek at BitContent which he describes as a distribution program for digital goods.As he demonstrates, content from a file hosting or streaming site can be packaged and made available to share with customers or the Internet community at a price point that the uploader chooses.In the example here, Dotcom says it can be a two penny file, a $2 file or a $20 file.Payment is handled via BitCache wallet.At this stage, Dotcom says they’re focusing on files and video streaming but at a later date, the service will expand to allow entire websites – like news sites – to use the technology to monetize their content.
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After months in open beta, developer Robot Entertainment is fully launching its latest game for PC.Orcs Must Die: Unchained is leaving beta and beginning its full commercial release April 19.The game will go live on Steam and its official website with a major update that will introduce a new head-to-head mode called Sabotage.Unchained will remain free-to-play, and it will debut on PlayStation 4 later this year.Since first debuting in 2016, Orcs Must Die: Unchained has gone through a number of permutations.It started as a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) with tower-defense elements, but Robot eventually abandoned that idea in favor of returning to the core mechanics of the previous Orcs Must Die games.That fundamental gameplay involves guiding a character around a map to find off waves of orcs using combat and traps.Robot first developed this concept with Orcs Must Die in 2011 and then the sequel in 2012.But the studio is still planning more content for Unchained.The aforementioned Sabotage mode brings back some of the head-to-head elements that the game lost when Robot shifted away from the MOBA format.
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Snapchat is a pretty condensed format for storytelling, but the challenge of making a short film through the social platform has been embraced by the Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT, which this year is featuring the 2017 Tribeca Snapchat Shorts as an official category, one created in an effort to discover visionary artists in the mobile space.The five Snapchat Shorts finalists have been chosen for this year’s festival, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on Tuesday, April 25 at the Cinepolis Chelsea Theatre.Eva Longoria, Andy Cohen, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jason Biggs and Dillon Francis comprise the panel of jurors who will select the winner of this year’s program.The finalists were chosen from hundreds of submissions, all under two minutes, and include: Annie Hubbard’s “Magic Show”, about a quick-witted magician; Jeff Ayars’ “The Notebook Snapstory”, a Ryan Gosling Notebook spoof; Doug Larlham and Sarah Albonesi’s “Puppy Love”, about a precocious dog who fears losing his owner’s affection; Anna Roisman’s “Owen Wilson Dates Himself”, an Owen Wilson parody; and Brannen Haderle, Alex Berry and Stanley Kalu’s “Live Colorfully”, about a father who transports from a mundane lifestyle to a world of color to connect with his son.As part of the Tribeca Snapchat Shorts screening on Tuesday, April 25, five additional films will premiere that have been created specifically for the 2017 program from filmmakers, including Tribeca alumni.The filmmakers are: Matt Wolf (Teenage, 2011, The Marion Stokes Project, 2015), Natalia Leite (Bare, 2015), Boman Modine, (Merry Xmas, 2015), Parker Hill (One Good Pitch, 2016) and Dasha Battelle and Ani Acopian.
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The Lego Batman Movie made enough at the box office to ensure that won’t be the last superhero to get the Lego Hollywood treatment.YouTube’s Huxley Berg Studios makes a strong case for the Guardians of the Galaxy to be next, but also for every movie to be turned into two hours of talking plastic bricks.Unlike the Lego movies, which use photo-realistic computer graphics to make it look like the characters and other Lego set pieces were built and animated by hand, Huxley Berg Studios uses traditional stop-motion and photography techniques.The process is painstaking, but the results are charming—and a lot cheaper when you’re not working with a Hollywood-caliber budget.
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