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Prince hopes Cloudflare—which supports and protects websites, handling nearly 10% of all internet requests—will be one of those platforms, but “I don’t think there will be many, if any, standalone security companies that exist.”George Kurtz, CEO of cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike Inc., shot back that hackers evolve quickly and are always trying new methods, a reality that requires the deep expertise of dedicated security firms, he said.“Security is such a specialized sport,” he said at the conference.Platforms like Google and Amazon “can’t make the very deep, focused investments that security companies can.”Cybersecurity breaches have been a major issue this year, from the WannaCry ransomware that infected more than 200,000 computers in more than 100 countries to the massive hack at credit-reporting firm Equifax Inc. that compromised the personal data of potentially 145.5 million Americans.This month, Verizon Communications Inc. said that a 2013 hack of Yahoo , AABA -1.85% which it acquired this year, was far more extensive than previously disclosed, affecting all of Yahoo’s 3 billion accounts.
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To celebrate its 100th Anniversary, the 4A’s has partnered with us at The Drum to pull back the curtain and look at an industry full of problem solvers, creative types and analytical minds.But what keeps them going once the briefs are written, the campaigns executed, and the pitches won (or lost)?John Cornette wears a lot of hats at EP+Co.He serves as the executive vice president and executive creative director at South Carolina-based EP+Co.Cornette’s passion for advertising, as well as his desire to make an impact through creativity and innovation, shows how he is living beyond the brief.If you started an agency from scratch today, what would it look like?
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CORVALLIS, Ore. - More than a month before a game-changing detection of a short gamma-ray burst - a finding announced today - scientists at Oregon State University predicted such a discovery would occur.Gravitational waves were first detected in September 2015, and that too was a red-letter event in physics and astronomy; it confirmed one of the main predictions of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and earned a Nobel prize for the scientists who discovered them."A simultaneous detection of gamma rays and gravitational waves from the same place in the sky is a major milestone in our understanding of the universe," said Davide Lazzati, a theoretical astrophysicist in the OSU College of Science."The gamma rays allow for a precise localization of where the gravitational waves are coming from, and the combined information from gravitational and electromagnetic radiation allows scientists to probe the binary neutron star system that's responsible in unprecedented ways.We can tell things like which galaxy the waves come from, if there are other stars nearby, and whether or not the gravitational waves are followed by visible radiation after a few hours or days."Just by pen and paper almost, we could say hey, we might see the bursts, even if they're not in a configuration that makes them obvious."
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Apple’s annual marketing push for its latest iPhone is in full swing but according to one analyst, the new iPhone 8 has taken a back seat to last year’s model.John Vinh from KeyBanc Capital Markets said in a recent client note that survey data indicates that a “meaningful” portion of customers are buying last year’s iPhone 7 in lieu of the new iPhone 8.The iPhone 7 starts at $549 while the newer iPhone 8 carries an entry price of $699.Reuters notes that just last week, AT said its third-quarter postpaid handset upgrades were down by nearly 900,000 compared to a year ago.According to Vinh, feedback from stores indicated that some customers were holding out to purchase the iPhone X while others were waiting for Apple’s flagship to arrive in order to compare it with other models before making a decision.The iPhone X, which starts at $999, goes on sale November 3 with pre-orders opening on October 27.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ prices have been cut in India, making the company’s latest flagship smartphones slightly more affordable ahead of the festive season.The Korean giant has cut the prices of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ by Rs.4,000 price cut last month.Apart from these two devices, Samsung had cut the prices of the Galaxy S8+ 6GB variant as well by up to Rs.Festive discounts or permanent price cuts?The slashed prices of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ seem to be permanent, but Samsung has timed these cuts just in time for the festive season in the country.
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The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether law enforcement authorities, armed with a valid search warrant from a federal judge, can demand that the US tech sector hand over data that is stored on overseas servers.In this case, which is now one of the biggest privacy cases on the high court's docket, the justices will review a lower court's ruling that US warrants don't apply to data housed on foreign servers, in this instance, a Microsoft server in Ireland.The US government appealed, contending it has the legal right, with a valid court warrant, to reach into the world's servers with the assistance of the tech sector, no matter where the data is stored.The case has huge foreign policy ramifications as well.Federal authorities sometimes demand that the US tech sector comply with court orders that conflict with laws of countries where the data is housed.The dispute the Supreme Court chose to consider centers on the US government having obtained a valid warrant for e-mail messages as part of a drug investigation.
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The 3D printers of 2017 aren’t just bringing your ideas to life in multiple dimensions — they’re engraving and carving those dimensions as well.Meet the Mooz, a 3D printer that is not only fully modular, but can also operate as a CNC carver and laser engraver.Because everyone is expected to be a jack of all trades these days — even our machines.Thanks to the easily constructible design of the Mooz, you can quickly vary the shape of the modular device, allowing you to adjust the speed and resolution capabilities of the printer.Depending on how Mooz is oriented, you can either go for cost-effectiveness in your printing, precision and stability, or speed and color-mixing.What is color-mixing, you ask?
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The US and Japan will square-off in robot combat this Tuesday in a battle to determine who builds a better battle bot.The event will be streamed live on Twitch and will feature two giant robots clashing head-to-head in melee combat.— MegaBots Inc. (@MegaBots) October 11, 2017The American team created a 15 foot tall behemoth of steel and power called the MegaBots Mk.It weighs in at 12 tons and bears a passing resemblance to ED-209, the evil robot from “Robocop.”When the US team, Megabots, finished building its robot it did what any American with power does: challenged someone to a fight.
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Visibility earns you traffic, gets you exposure and helps you build a reputation.Without it, even the best company, offering the best value, can go unnoticed by the masses.The central problem with visibility isn’t awareness of its importance, however; it’s finding a way to achieve visibility without investing significant time or effort.Most marketing and advertising strategies either take months to fully kick in or cost tens of thousands of dollars that your small business probably doesn’t have to throw around.For example, if you make a specific product, you could get it into the hands of a celebrity or niche product reviewer, and hope those individuals refer to it on one of their social media profiles.You don’t have to go as far as Nike getting LeBron James or Heineken Light snagging Neil Patrick Harris, but anyone with authority and some relevance to your brand will be valuable.
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Firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and even encryption haven't kept hackers out of hoards of data like the ones stolen in the catastrophic breaches of Equifax or Yahoo.When another computer in the company's network tries to access a database's records—whether it's an innocent query from an employee's PC, or a hacked web server hijacked by intruders to suck out a cache of secrets en masse—that HSM acts as a strict gatekeeper, decrypting each of those records one by one.While that setup adds only some hundredths of a second to each request, companies can also set the HSM to throttle its decryptions, so that the data can't be unscrambled faster than a certain set rate.And that can transform a rip-and-run attack lasting only hours or days into one that can take months or years—time during which the hackers must remain active on a victim's network, and vulnerable to being detected and stopped."The core concept is to ensure that your data is not only encrypted, but that the only way it can be decrypted or accessed or operated on is physically in your data center," says Mónica.That breach, like so many others, likely started with the hijacking of an online web portal.
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You might think true privacy is becoming increasingly hard to come by in this ever-more connected world, but most companies at least ask or warn that they’ll be collecting data.However, OnePlus though has been found collecting device and user data, and has been accused of doing so without asking permission.Software engineer Chris Moore discovered as much, posting on his blog that the domain open.oneplus.net has been collecting data and sending it to an AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud account.The data collected includes both device information, such as wireless network IDs, his cellular number, serial number and MAC address, and user data, which includes the likes of timestamps showing when specific applications were opened and closed, as well information about when the screen was on and when the phone was charging.Moore claims that not only did OnePlus not get permission to collect this data, but some of it, such as serial numbers, can potentially be tied back to the user, so it’s not anonymous.Android Authority asked OnePlus for comment and was told: “we securely transmit analytics in two different streams over HTTPS to an Amazon server.
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It’s been a year since the release of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL and their sequels are already upon us.Yet Google is still to completely eradicate their Bluetooth problems, which have been popping up almost since day one.The latest issues followed the Pixels’ update to Android 8.0 Oreo at the end of August, and affected Bluetooth connectivity for headphones and speakers, as well as in cars.But it seems that some of these may now be being put to rest.Over at the Google Pixel support page, Google Community Manager Orrin recently posted a message to say that a few fixes had been rolled out with the October Android security patches.Orrin also noted that Google would “continue to roll out additional fixes over the next few updates.”
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...says analyst who reckons Cupertino's next big iThing will fall short of its last big iThingThis is according to Edison Investment Research analyst Richard Windsor, who today likened the looming iPhone X launch to the 2014 unwrapping of the iPhone 6 and 6S.Like that blastoff, the iPhone X introduces a new design to Apple's smartphone and with it more hardware features and the need to adapt software.Where the two handsets – the X and the 6 – will differ, said Windsor, is in their sales.The iPhone 6 caused iPhone shipments to climb by 46 per cent and 40 per cent, year on year, in its first two quarters on the market, and 35 and 22 per cent in the third and fourth quarters, respectively.By comparison, Edison only projects the iPhone X to be a modest push to sales with shipments going up by 15 to 22 per cent in its first four quarters.
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Osaka - A research collaboration between Osaka University and the Nara Institute of Science and Technology for the first time used scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) to create images of atomically flat side-surfaces of 3D silicon crystals.This work helps semiconductor manufacturers continue to innovate while producing smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient computer chips for computers and smartphones.The processing speed of these devices has increased dramatically over time as the number of transistors that can fit on a single computer chip continues to increase.Based on Moore's Law, the number of transistors per chip will double about every 2 years, and in this area it seems to be holding up.To keep up this pace of rapid innovation, computer manufacturers are continually on the lookout for new methods to make each transistor ever smaller.Current microprocessors are made by adding patterns of circuits to flat silicon wafers.
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Iphone users who like to use the phone enhänt has ago IOS 10 been able to use a feature called reachability – Easy to reach in the Swedish menus (you enable the feature in Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Easy to reach).It means that you dubbeltrycker (do not click) the home button to shrink the interface so that for example, you reach buttons located at the top of the screen with a stretched out thumb.IOS 11 have a change in Notiscenter which is now called Cover Screen and is a blend of the lock screen and Notiscenter.When you swipe down from the top of the screen to display the lock screen (without unlocking phone).IN IOS 10 could you show Notiscenter, swipe down from the middle of the screen with Easy-to-reach-the feature enabled, but ever since the first beta of IOS 11, it has been impossible.A Macrumors reader emailed Apple's mjukvaruchef Craig Federighi and asked if it was intentional or a bug, and got this short answer: ”We keep on to fix it.”
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Electronic Arts and DICE are running an early beta test for Star Wars: Battlefront II right now, and the sci-fi shooter is attracting a lot of positive buzz.But some fans might not care about those upgrades because they are concerned that the online multiplayer will give advantages to people willing to spend money on loot boxes.This beta test is probably a fair representation of how the shooting and some of the special abilities work, but players are also using it to understand the multiplayer mode’s progression system.Based on this early and possibly unfinished system, some people are fearful and angry that players could pay money in the final game to get better guns and perks faster than everyone else.I’ve asked DICE and EA for a comment about this and how exactly progression will work in the game when it launches next month, and I’ll update this post if the companies provide a response with more details.In the original game, players had to keep buying map packs.
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Now, Boeing and Lockheed Martin to develop the US's autonomous jätteubåt.It can be at sea for months, with the capacity to lower the ship.Autonomous technology is one of the hottest areas of the aircraft – it also applies on and under the oceans of the world.for Example, showed China recently up a model of the ”D3000” – a 30 meter long trimaran with stealthkapacitet.The autonomous robotskeppet to be able to be out at sea for months.An upcoming branches of the armed services from the united states are large unmanned robotubåtar that can operate autonomously over long distances.
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It’s been an interesting year for games and mental illness.Releases like Hellblade show that developers aren’t afraid to tackle this difficult subject and find something unique to say about it.Artifact 5 is looking to do the same with the help of VR in Anamorphine.Revealed earlier this year, Anamorphine is releasing on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR (PSVR) this winter, with traditional PC and PS4 support included too.The experience follows Tyler, a man struggling with post-traumatic denial following a tragic accident that leaves his wife Elena unable to play the cello.The piece will see you revisiting moments in the pair’s relationship to tackle tough complications in Tyler’s psyche.
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He thinks it's a far greater threat than North Korea.He wants it regulated immediately.So when Google presented its new AI-based camera Google Clips last week, you might imagine that Musk wouldn't be overly excited.On Saturday, however, he seemed to accuse Google of a blatant disregard for privacy."This doesn't even *seem* innocent," he tweeted.Clips, you see, works by using AI to instantly recognize faces of special interest to its owner and, when it spots those faces, takes candid pictures of them.
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Google held a big hardware event this week, announcing a couple of new Pixel-branded smartphones, two Google Home devices, a new Pixelbook laptop, new earbuds called Pixel Buds, and a consumer camera called Google Clips.Of all the new Google products announced, Google Clips is the most interesting by far — which is to say that it represents the most interesting trend.The only translation innovation in the Pixel Buds is that the earbuds have external, outward-facing speakers in addition to the inward-facing ones, and outgoing translations play through those speakers while incoming translations play through the regular earbud speakers.So far, the camera I’ve described sounds like any number of existing products, including the “lifelogging” cams I’ve told you about previously in this space.To “use” the camera, you twist the lens to get it started, place it somewhere, then forget about it.is designed to take great pictures and GIFs, but with the advantage of taking pictures where there’s no photographer around to change the actions of the photographed.
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