Letha Byrd

Letha Byrd

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Hackers have escalated from leveraging phishing attacks to actually using innocent fish and their habitats in real-life attacks.Unknown hackers recently attempted to steal from an unspecified North American casino by hijacking a high-tech smart fish tank.The internet connected fish tank, which featured advanced sensors that "automatically regulate temperature, salinity, and feeding schedules," was configured to an individual VPN, to ensure that its communications network and data were safe from the hands of malicious entities.However, despite the security measures the casino took to secure the smart fish tank, hackers still managed to gather data.Security researchers at Darktrace said that the hackers managed to steal some data and send it to a device in Finland before the attack was stopped."Someone used the fish tank to get into the network, and once they were in the fish tank, they scanned and found other vulnerabilities and moved laterally to other places in the network," Justin Feir, director for cyber intelligence and analysis at Darktrace, told CNN.
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From April next year UK web users will see a new law passed that will make it much more difficult to access adult content online.The UK government will add an update to the Digital Economy Act forcing people to prove their age before watching porn.All websites showing adult content on a ‘commercial’ basis will have to add new measures for proving age, or face the consequences.Any platforms which do not comply with these new rules will feel the wrath of a new regulator with the ability to fine them, and even force internet service providers to block the offending websites.So far, no-one knows how the government plans to check your age, it is believed that websites will request credit card details, however there are other more invasive methods available.UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham agrees, having caught on to this during the Digital Economy Act's evidence session.
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Out of nowhere earlier today, HMD Global – the Finnish startup which owns the rights to use the Nokia brand on mobile phones – launched two new feature phones: Nokia 105 and Nokia 130.Both feature phones have upgraded designs, run on Nokia S30+ platform and have really affordable price tags.Nokia 105 comes with a 1.8-inch color display and it’s available in single SIM and dual SIM versions.Inside you will find some interesting games like Snake Xenzia and try and purchase games such as Doodle Jump and Crossy Road.It offers 2G/GSM support only and packs an 800mAh capacity battery offering a continuous talk time of 15 hours and a standby time of up to one month.As far as storage is concerned, the Nokia 105 allows users up to 500 SMS and up to 2,000 contacts.
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In a bid to reinvigorate sales in the massive Chinese market, British luxury fashion brand Burberry has, this year, ramped up advertising on China’s popular social media app WeChat.It’s a strategy that’s paid off handsomely for Burberry, which saw a 4 per cent rise in overall sales in the second quarter.That’s more than expected, thanks largely to a resurgence in China, where sales had slowed in recent years.Analysts note the company boosted spending on the WeChat app, which has almost a billion users in China and serves as a multipurpose app, combining social media and shopping services.The company says its advertising campaign on WeChat for the launch of a new bag – the DK88, which retails for almost US$2,000 – saw its customer reach triple on the app.The sales growth in the country was in the mid-single digits above the global growth rate.
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The methodology for building a personal brand online is actually quite simple.Take those two words, "personal" and "brand" and look at what they symbolize.When something is personal, deeply personal, it leans more on on the side of art, expression, and story.A brand, then, is how that story is packaged, distributed, and represented in the eyes of audience members.It is more concerned with the external, while personal expression focuses primarily on the internal.But how do you take that deeply personal story, or the knowledge you hold so close to your heart, and package it appropriately?
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Sometimes, their little brains can lead to big places that adults forget to explore.Turns out, they’re also a pretty good example of how sleep — a biological need that we can’t live without — is intertwined with the much more subjective vagaries of culture.Research on American kids suggests that “bedtime resistance” — that fist-in-the-air struggle against the oppressive forces of lights-out via tantrums, conveniently timed bathroom breaks and the need to ask right now about where babies come from — is common and increases as children age.But kids whose behavior was documented in similar longitudinal research in Switzerland weren’t as rebellious.What constitutes normal, healthy sleep changes between individuals, and kids are even more variable than adults, said Oskar Jenni, a researcher at the Child Development Center of the University Children’s Hospital Zurich in Switzerland.That fact often clashes with the reality that bedtimes are sociocultural decisions based, at least in part, on parents’ expectations of how long kids should sleep.
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I divide my big projects into small experiments those can be executed in one to six months.In that way, I am able to achieve more - in less time - with fewer resources.3 experiments are successful, 2 under process and 5 are failure.Publishing top blogger success stories in my niche 3.A Premium Facebook Group for newbie founders 4.A Premium Community of startup founders with membership fees of Rs.
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However, the “everything store” still has yet to make it available to the greater public, but Chinese startups aren’t sitting on their laurels.Already, a few have ready-to-go products with comparable features.“Staffless,” or automated stores, are nothing new, but internet companies have managed to reinvigorate it with the latest technology, like bike-rental have done recently.In Japan, where automation has been raised to almost sacred levels, there’s approximately 1 vending machine for every 23 people, booking annual sales that total more than $60 billion.High population density and expensive property in urban areas also makes automated sellers and stores a more favorable choice when compared with renting pricey spaces.In fact, several Chinese companies in the sector have beengrowingw rapidly in the past few years, even before Amazon launched Amazon Go in last December.
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Huh took a position in a front corner of the room and removed several pages of crumpled notes from his backpack.One of them, sitting that morning in the front row, is the only person ever to have won five consecutive gold medals at the International Mathematical Olympiad.He is best known for his proof, with the mathematicians Eric Katz and Karim Adiprasito, of a long-standing problem called the Rota conjecture.Even more remarkable than the proof itself is the manner in which Huh and his collaborators achieved it—by finding a way to reinterpret ideas from one area of mathematics in another where they didn’t seem to belong.Indeed, Hironaka doesn’t remember ever being aware of his would-be pupil’s lack of formal training.Huh got rejected at every school but one, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he enrolled in the fall of 2009.
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No.1 has started sales of its new smartwatch called the No.1 G8 through online reseller Aliexpress.Keep reading for details and discount code.No.1 has a long history in producing quality wearable devices, and they have no intention of stopping now.For this summer the firm has announced the all new No.1 G8 Smartwatch.This wearable boasts features normally reserved for much more expensive wearable devices, such as a pedometer, blood pressure monitor etc, yet the cost is only $33.99.Other features that help the No.1 G8 stand out from the crowd include the stylish design super large battery, not to mention the fact that this watch comes with SIM card slot and will connect to 2G networks!
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A successor to Nintendo’s 8-bit NES Classic emulator box, the fun (and already coveted) miniature version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System offers a compact, concentrated dose of nostalgic feels.Without the ability to try any of its games or even turn it on, we can’t say if the SNES Classic Edition upholds the same level quality and polish as the original, or even discuss how it works.Assuming the quality of its emulated games matches the quality of the box and controllers housing them, you have every reason to be excited for its September 29 launch.The purple sliding “power” and “reset” switches still work (and have a satisfying click).Of course, it isn’t exactly the same.The cartridge port is just for show — presumably you will select one of the console’s 21 games from a menu when you turn the console on.
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With malware and virus attacks becoming ever more sophisticated and difficult to contain (thanks, NSA), Microsoft is taking up a new approach to fighting these attacks that involves machine learning – and your computer.The company says its Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 will enable PCs to take advantage of an antivirus that picks up on malware behavior on any cloud-connected system and protects other computers running the OS.Microsoft told CNET it’ll empower its upcoming Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection with machine learning from more than 400 million Windows 10 PCs in an effort to prevent major global malware mishaps like WannaCry and yesterday’s Petya attacks.Rob Lefferts, director of program management for Windows Enterprise and Security, explained that the system will look for instances of odd behavior within apps to detect an attack:If Word were to start allocating memory in big chunks, when it never does, we would be able to detect that.We built the machine learning models around common applications like Word.
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Mainland Chinese real estate listing site Uoolu (有路) is seeking to create a safer way for middle and upper class Chinese to invest in overseas real estate, according to its founder and chief executive.The key to winning customers, according to 34-year-old Huang Xiaodan, who founded the start-up two years ago, is to provide a higher value service where users can be assured of the quality of the real estate listings on the platform.What customers terribly lack is a sense of security.”Every month the app attracts between 800,000 to 1 million active users and transacts roughly 200 million yuan (US$29.24 million) worth of overseas property on its platform.A JLL report showed that Chinese outbound real estate transactions rose to US$7.5 billion in the first quarter, up 84 per cent from a year earlier.And as an increasing number of middle-class mainlanders scout for properties around the world, unscrupulous websites have been taking advantage of inexperienced buyers, often by exploiting the information gap.
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There aren’t too many brands that would allow a designer to flip its logo upside down, but Adidas believes in giving its creative partners room to show the shoemaker in a different context.After the brand’s session on the Lumiere stage at the Palais, creative leaders and brand partners—including designer Alexander Wang and tennis star Stan Smith—spoke with Adweek about how in giving partners creative freedom they’ve been able to keep the brand relevant.“We don’t want to be perfect and polished,” explained Paul Gaudio, Adidas’ global creative director.Gaudio continued: “In fact, when I see things that are too polished I react negatively.It looks like you’ve got it all figured out and you haven’t left any room in this for anyone else, and that to me is not where we’re going.We love to leave that space for others, whether they’re our consumers or partners or people inside the brand to add to it.”
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What CRM and analytics software are you using?There's six common methods for plugging tools together, but only a few are suited to this kind of volume and complexity of data.One-click "instant" integrations - can't handle the complexity of custom analytics events through to a custom CRMManual export and import - tedious for an ongoing events streamZapier and workflow tools - designed for many one-off sends (like form submissions), not millions of analytics eventsAll-in-one tools - HubSpot to HubSpot CRM?
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A study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports could bring us a step closer to that capability.The paper reveals how artificial intelligence analyses of routine medical scans could be turned into powerful predictors of a person’s health and risk of death.For the study, researchers used a machine learning algorithm to analyse routine chest CT scans from 48 adults, all of whom were over 60 years of age.By comparing data between the scans, the system was able to predict the chances that study participants would die within five years with about 70 per cent accuracy — about as accurate as mortality predictions by a human expert, according to the study.Chest scans are excellent ways to measure health because they allow doctors to see key organs and tissues like the heart, lungs, and major blood vessels, among other things.The most immediate application of this AI technology is that it could theoretically analyse more routine chest CT scan data and provide risk calculations without a human expert taking the time to go through each scan.
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Welcome to The Drum's APAC Creative Works.As always, this section is dedicated to showing the best creative work and gives you, the reader, the chance to decide which work we feature as our APAC 'Creative Work of the Week.'We've now introduced our new five-star voting system.To vote for your favorite, make sure you click on the stars.The winner be chosen based on the average rating and the number of votes cast.Voting closes on Tuesday 27 June.
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China's enterprise cloud services provider QingCloud has completed its series D round financing of CNY1.08 billion.Its investors included China Merchants Securities International, China Merchants Zhiyuan Capital, Riverhead Capital, Zhongjin Jiatai, Oceanwide Investment, Blue Run Ventures, and Lightspeed China Partners.QingCloud plans to use the new capital to enhance its research and development within the ICT industrial chain key technologies, promote global network development, enlarge industrial and regional market coverage, increase enterprise service ecology establishment investment, and reinforce enterprise application development and delivery market by cooperation with more partners.Commenting on the new financing, QingCloud's chief executive officer Huang Yunsong said that as a leading enterprise core business cloud computing service provider in China, QingCloud is always committed to innovation and reform of corporate IT and CT services.With the new investment, the company will continue to add and improve its products and services and join hands with more partners to offer enterprise applications and comprehensive solutions which are closer to business scenarios, so as to realize its upgrade from a basic cloud services provider to a comprehensive enterprise services platform.In the future, QingCloud's product and service systems will cover a wider range, including functional chips, infrastructure services, development platform, and IT full industrial chain for enterprise application delivery.
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New Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 is one of the most interesting budget laptops out there, mainly thanks to the gorgeous 2K screen with 2736×1824 pixel resolution with 3:2 aspect ratio.And today it got even more appealing, because according to Chuwi’s press release the laptop now officially supports Ubuntu.It’s not pre-installed as a dual-boot though, so the users need to get and install the system themselves.Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 is powered by the Intel Apollo Lake N3450 paired with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal eMMC storage, but luckily you can expand it with SSD thanks to easily accessible M.2 slot.And now you can also get it with a special discount on Gearbest, because with a coupon code CHUWI123 first 100 customers will get a special $299 price.And even if you are not among the lucky first ones you can still get the flash sale deal for $309.
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So I released a post recently of how we collect up to 58% email optins using old content and retargeting Most people didn't notice that it was in 3 parts and that all 3 parts are now live So for those who missed out, here's part 2: A step-by-step actionable guide to setting up automated systems to collect more emails with content The industry standard optin is around 1.95% Making the changes here we've seen optins as high as 82% to warm audiences, 55% to returning audiences (not on a list yet) and around 30% to cold audiences The guide walks you throughThe common mistakes and what to avoidHow to set it up step-by-stepHow to create a hyper specific next step offerHow to set up the email captureHow to set up the email automation and much more
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