In a sharp rebuke to critics, Eugene Kaspersky, the founder of the cybersecurity company that bears his surname, said on Tuesday (28 November) that recent bad press around his firm was likely due to a co-ordinated campaign by US politicians, law enforcement and media.And slamming allegations from the US, Kaspersky denounced suggestions that Russian intelligence agencies interfere with his company's suite of products, saying that he would take his company out of the country before caving in to the demands of Moscow's spy agencies.The Russian CEO spoke out at Kaspersky Lab's London headquarters to a small pool of UK media, including IBTimes UK, giving a short presentation about what he believed could be behind suggestions his products could be used to spy on users."We never help the espionage agencies," he pledged.It's the same as if the British government came to this office and asked us to do [something] wrong."If the Russian government comes to me and asks me [or my employees] to do anything wrong I will move the business out of Russia."
Women should not be afraid of being leaders, Gillian Tans tells CBR’s Ellie Burns.Next in CBR’s Tech=Icon series is a passionate advocate for inclusion in the technology industry, leading various initiatives around gender diversity and continuously promoting opportunities for women leaders to grow and excel throughout her organisation.Speaking to CBR’s Ellie Burns, Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com, talks about risk-taking, the fear of failure and being driven by curiosity.GT: I actually didn’t start out with a plan to work in the tech sector.It was at this time that the internet was beginning to take off, and I could see very early on that it had immense potential to disrupt the hotel industry and global tourism at large.For me, the way to adapt to this environment was to ask probing questions, push boundaries and not be afraid to fail.
Donald Trump memorably claimed, without a shred of evidence, that millions of votes cast by undocumented immigrants had given Hillary Clinton the popular vote in the 2016 election.More circumspect conservatives argue that voter fraud is a real problem requiring more stringent checks on voting; their opponents see this position as a pretext for voter suppression of groups that favor Democratic candidates.Here, three views on voter fraud: a Kansas lawyer who defended a woman charged with fraud; the columnist John Fund, who argues that voter fraud may exist widely, whether we see it or not; and Lorraine Minnite, a political-science professor who researched the topic exhaustively, and who tells the staff writer Jelani Cobb that purposeful fraud in the electoral system essentially does not exist.
If you've been keeping your head when others all about you have been losing theirs, biding your time for the absolutely perfect mobile phone deal for you, then it's finally time to cash in those chips.All of the biggest phone networks and retailers have announced their Cyber Monday discounts, and we're not expecting any more to come.It means that you can finally take the plunge and buy your new smartphone without fearing that it will suddenly drop in price the minute after you've hit 'buy now'.On the contrary, if you don't snap up the best iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel 2, Sony Xperia and SIM only prices now, then don't expect them to be there when you wake up on Tuesday morning.On the below list of mobile phone deals, you'll see some incredible tariffs that we're told aren't going to be available when Cyber Monday comes to a close.This year's best Cyber Monday mobile phone deals
After 16 months on Instagram, we've grown our account to 136k followers.During that time, we made, experienced and seen many different mistakes that all of us should avoid at all costs.We decided to put together a post that shows exactly what not to do if you want to grow laser-targeted and engaged followers.
I’ve been railing against phone makers doing away with 3.5mm headphone jacks for a while now, for a number of reasons including not being able to use my favorite audio gear with them.Chinese gadget brand Xiaomi, which is steadily making inroads into Europe and the US after dominating in many countries in Asia, recently launched a pair of active noise canceling (ANC) earbuds that draw power from your phone’s USB-C port.That additional feature, and the low sticker price of $45, make them worth considering for most folks.As such, it’s worth trying other USB-C audio gear with your phone before buying this Xiaomi set to be sure that they’ll work properly.Xiaomi’s ANC earphones feature a simple, straightforward in-ear design with a glossy black finish.Let’s dive into the noise cancellation bit first: these buds are meant to tackle ambient noise that’s louder than above 25dB, and between 50 and 2,000 Hz.
The center's partners in fusion research are Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) at Garching and Greifswald and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in the USA.Primarily through exchange of scientists, particularly junior scientists, computer codes have been jointly developed in the past five years and experimentation has been pursued on the devices MRX at Princeton, Vineta at Greifswald and ASDEX Upgrade at Garching."For the evaluation the center presented a total of 150 publications, accounting for significant progress in central areas of plasma physics and astrophysics", states Professor Per Helander, head of IPP's Stellarator Theory division and, alongside Professor Amitava Bhattacharjee from PPPL, Deputy Director of Max-Planck-Princeton Center since 2017.For example, the old question in astrophysics why solar wind is much hotter than the sun's surface can now be treated with a computer code developed to describe turbulence in fusion plasmas.This enabled plasma theoreticians from IPP along with US colleagues to investigate in detail the heating mechanism in solar wind plasma - with hitherto unattained accuracy - and compare their results with space probe measurements.Another puzzle whose solution has been approached at Max-Planck-Princeton Center: Why is it that in outer space and in the laboratory magnetic reconnection, i.e.
Sales are already underway for several brands looking to get a leg up on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as retailers continue the trend of elongated discounting.“Our merchants start to experience an increase in [sales from discounts] throughout the entire week leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and we see sales start to level off a couple of days after Cyber Monday,” said Satish Janwar, vp of product at Shopify.“It’s a positive trend for both businesses and consumers, as it offers more flexibility, choice and opportunities to buy.”However, whether or not these early sales — some starting as soon as October — prove to be advantageous remains inconclusive, as reports show that last-minute shopping continues to rise.At the same time, a rising number shoppers are using Black Friday and Cyber Monday as an opportunity for “self-gifting,” or finding deals on products for themselves, and waiting until December to purchase gifts for friends and family.Compared to last year, Thanksgiving falls earlier in the month this year, which serves as an advantage to brands looking to profit using post-holiday sales, according to Forrester senior analyst Sucharita Mulpuru.
We’re quickly closing in on Black Friday, and as such, a lot of retailers are getting their planned deals out in the open.It seems that Best Buy will have some of the most extensive deals out there, today releasing a 50-page Black Friday preview ad.Within those pages are deals on pretty much any gadget you can imagine, whether you’re looking for a video game, a TV, or a refrigerator.If you’re looking for a new TV, you’ll be able to pick up a 75-inch 4K HDR LED set from Sony for $1,999.99, which represents a savings of $800.If you’re only looking for a 1080p set, you stand to leave Best Buy spending even less, though it should come as no surprise that Best Buy is really pushing 4K panels with this sale.Best Buy will also have Chromechasts for $19.99 and Amazon Fire TV Sticks for $24.99, so with those discounts and additional sales on wireless speakers (like the Sonos PLAY:3 for $249.98) and sound bar systems, you should be able to make some additions to your entertainment center relatively inexpensively.
EQT går in i det svenska musikbolaget Epidemic Sound, erfar Di Digital.Epidemic Sounds grundare stannar kvar som ägare och riskkapitalbolaget Creandum deltar i den nya investeringen, enligt Di Digitals källor.Hur mycket pengar riskkapitalbolaget går in med är oklart, men värt att notera är att det enligt uppgift inte är EQT:s teknikgren EQT Ventures som investerar utan fonden Mid Market Europe.Fonden tog tidigare i år in cirka 16 miljarder kronor och ska göra enskilda investeringar i storleksklassen 1–3 miljarder kronor.Läs mer: Epidemic Sound om succéåret: ”Kan inte växa snabbare än så här””EQT Mid Market har följt Epidemic Sound i flera år och det är verkligen en av Sveriges bäst bevarade hemligheter med ett unikt erbjudande till sina kunder i snabbväxande marknadsvertikaler.
Conclusively answering the question “why can’t I have a Faraday cage for my home?” and simultaneously raising the fear “can eating chicken make me a little crazy?” is this, KFC’s latest monstrosity.Dubbed the Internet Escape Pod, what may look like an igloo-shaped tent within the awkward embrace of Colonel Sanders is in fact a way to stay offline with your loved ones.KFC, who despite making reasonable chicken are clearly still capable of some bad decisions, claims the pod is perfect for those wanting go avoid Cyber Monday madness.If you’ve not been keeping up to date on your invented holiday shopping days, that’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, where online retailers attempt to extend the holiday sales and empty their stockrooms of the dregs nobody wanted at full price.The chicken peoples’ answer is a cage that blocks all electronic signals, within which you can dip your hands into a bucket and tug out greasy fistfuls of deep-fried fowl.It should mean that your phone, tablet, laptop, Nintendo Switch, or whatever else will be forced offline, leaving you to quietly contemplate your dietary decisions.
A new analysis shows the housing affordability crisis is escalating nationally.But the runaway markets are the San Jose and San Francisco metropolitan areas, where the household income required to buy a house is off the charts.According to the report from the HSH.com mortgage information website, a $216,181 household salary is required to buy a median-priced house in the San Jose metro area, while $171,330 is needed to buy a typical home in the San Francisco metro.That’s assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year fixed loan.Drawing on third-quarter data, HSH looked at the nation’s 50 most populous metropolitan areas.In the San Francisco metro — which includes Contra Costa County, as well as Oakland and all of Alameda County — the median stood at $900,000 and the typical mortgage payment was $3,997.
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The typical smart home might be getting more connected, but outdoor gadgets have been slower to get online.iHome‘s new iSP100 Outdoor SmartPlug aims to change that, a weatherproof way to add Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit, and other controls to devices outside.Along with Apple’s HomeKit, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s Assistant, you’l be able to link the SmartPlug to Wink, too.Nest integration is also supported, with the smart thermostat’s “Home” and “Away” status tied into the iSP100’s power settings.As for what the SmartPlug itself does, that’s unsurprisingly straightforward.Plugged into an outdoor outlet, it has a WiFi chipset baked in, which hooks up to your router inside.
SilverStone is known for offering cases in a variety of shapes and sizes, from small form factor all the way up to super tower enclosures.Bringing a modern refresh to its Redline series of cases that originally launched in 2012, SilverStone has launched the Redline RL09.Featuring an aggressive asymmetric front panel design, the mid-tower case combines aesthetics with functionality.A power supply shroud and tool-less drive installation should make it easy to install components and hide extra cabling.The top of the case has a fairly average configuration with two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, the power button and 3.5mm headphone / mic jacks.Inside the case, there are three 3.5" drive bays in the bottom compartment.
CBR is on the ground in Las Vegas, bringing you the opening keynote at CA World 2017.The opening keynote at CA World 2017 in Las Vegas was a celebration of digital transformation, with an acute focus on the value of data and the importance of leveraging it effectively.The focus now is clearly on accelerating business value, and that is our number one priority.”“At CA we have plotted a path and have transformed our business into an agile DevSecOps environment, which helps drive maximum digital impact and this transformation is available to all of you.”Security has found an important place in DevOps processes, rooted in the growing need for security to be delivered across organisations and at scale.However, according to Gregoire, the future does not solely belong to digital advancements and the theme of out with the old and in with the new.
Sure, a cookbook would probably do the trick, and you've probably got plenty of loved ones who would love to offer guidance -- but why not just ask Alexa?Now, thanks to Morton Salt's new "Morton Brine Time" skill for the popular virtual assistant, you can.To enable it, search for Morton Brine Time in the skills section of the Alexa app, or just say, "Alexa, enable Morton Brine Time," which is a perfectly normal and reasonable thing to say out loud when you're alone in your kitchen.With the skill enabled, Alexa will be able to answer common brining questions, or even walk you through a recipe step by step, including recipes from celebrity chef Richard Blais."Brining a turkey with kosher salt helps ensure a juicy, flavor-packed bird," Blais says in the press release before going on to lavish praise on how well Morton salt dissolves in water.Examples of commands you can give include, "Alexa, ask Morton Brine Time why I should brine," and "Alexa, ask Morton Brine Time for a wet brine recipe," though I started just by saying, "Alexa, open Morton Brine Time."
Mozilla today delivered a re-engineered Firefox, branded "Quantum," that it claims is twice as fast as just a few months earlier, and unveiled a re-drawn UI (user interface) with minimalist leanings."It's by far the biggest update we've had since we launched Firefox 1.0 in 2004," Mark Mayo, the Mozilla executive who oversees the browser, wrote in a Tuesday post to a company blog.The new browser's official designation is Firefox 57, just another in an every-six-week series of upgrades.Firefox Quantum boasts a revamped rendering engine with a new CSS (cascading style sheets) layout engine.Other changes ran down the page and onto the next in Firefox's release notes, and included active tab prioritization and a switch-over from legacy add-ons to those built using the WebAssembly API (application programming interface).The UI and user experience (UX) changes, derived from an ongoing project tapped as "Photon," emphasize speed improvements, both real and simply perceived.
Though the Xbox One X offers a lot of power for a home console, there’s been some concern that it may be priced outside of the range that many gamers consider acceptable.After all, at $500, it’s the most expensive console out there, with its closest competitor being the PlayStation 4 Pro at $400.When you couple that with the fact that 4K has yet to really take off as the next big thing, it becomes clear that Microsoft is kind of venturing into uncharted territory here.As it turns out, the Xbox One X is off to a pretty decent start, at least in Europe.GamesIndustry reports today that the Xbox One X sold 80,000 units in the UK alone during its first week of availability.That’s no small task, since it means that the Xbox One X has matched first-week figures for the Switch and exceeded those of the PlayStation 4 Pro.
You see, Amazon has just released a Christmas ad that's peddling heresy and confusing children.It features a dad who's ordered Christmas gifts on the famed retail site and is sneaking them upstairs so the kids don't see.This is a scene that will happen in millions of homes all over the world.It is, however, a scene that, when presented on TV, is appalling some.The mere thought that some kids might see this and stop believing in Santa is just too much.Why, both the Sun and the Daily Mail explained that parents are turning to social media and screaming to the high heavens.