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Letha Byrd

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I’ve never been to Panama, but apparently its rainy season runs from May to December.If you’re a PC gamer that happens to be planning a trip there sometime later this year, then, does Alienware ever have the accommodation for you.Room 2425 at the Hilton Panama has a nice view of the beaches that you won’t be spending any time on, alongside a 65-inch 4K OLED TV, an Alienware PC with a Core i7-7800 and a GTX 1080Ti, Xbox One Elite controllers, an Oculus Rift, an Alienware laptop hooked up to a 34-inch ultra wide monitor, a racing chair, interactive lighting, and some weird beanbag thing with an Alienware logo on it.“Ensuring an innovative and differentiating service has been our commitment since our opening in Panama and this initiative shows how important it is for us to contribute to improving more and more the options [to] stay in Panama, directly impacting on the tourist offer offered by the country for locals and foreigners,” Andres Korngold, Hilton Panama’s director of business development, told Homecrux.The room opened yesterday and costs $349 a night, which sounds like a bargain given the current crypto-induced jacking up of GPU prices worldwide.
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In order to reduce its dependency on commercial print Elanders started to make a series of acquisitions all over the world to expand into new markets, customer segments and services, which included packaging, e-commerce and 4PL.By 2017, Elanders had become one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies.With offices in 19 countries, Elanders manages an immense amount of data that grows by at least 30 percent each year.“Veeam is the reason our data is available 24.7.365,” Blomvé (IT Operations Manager at Elanders Sverige AB) said.“Veeam is fast, reliable and easy to use.We trust Veeam to do its job so we can serve our customers.”
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It was a case of mistaken identity, twice over.A 1.5-foot-long (0.45-meter) fossil slab discovered 70 years ago has pulled the wool over scientists' eyes for decades.Researchers at the American Museum of Natural History took a new look at a fossil found in Kansas that dates back to around 70 million to 85 million years ago.Turns out it's actually a cartilaginous fish, more akin to a manta ray.The fossilized specimen, named Platylithophycus cretaceum, is the subject of a paper published this week in the Journal of Paleontology.The original ID came about in 1948 when two paleobotanists decided the fossil looked like green algae with fronds.
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But the Labour leader warned on Friday afternoon that any Western military strikes against Bashar al-Assad would cause “chaos” and escalate the war.Theresa May spoke to Donald Trump on Thursday night and agreed the use of chemical weapons in Syria must not go unchallenged.The prime minister has secured the support of her cabinet for action against Assad.French President Emmanuel Macron has said he has “proof” that Assad’s regime was behind the attack.Speaking to Sky News, Corbyn said if France had proof who was behind the attack they should “bring it forward”.“If there is proof the regime did it, then the regime must be held responsible.
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Engineers have proposed a coordinated control architecture for motion management in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to increase safety and comfort across all vehicles, regardless of ADAS specifics.They published their proposal in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, a joint publication of the IEEE and the Chinese Association of Automation."The modern automobile is a complex system of systems.How the functionalities of advanced driver assistance are implemented and coordinated across the systems of the vehicle is generally not made available to the wider research community by the developers and manufactures," wrote Tzu-Chi Lin, a research engineer with the Warwick Manufacturing Group in the United Kingdom, and an author on the paper.One of the most common ADAS alerts drivers when the car drifts out of their lane, or helps a driver intentionally change lanes."ADAS systems must not be regarded as a substitute for drivers but rather as a co-driver, even if direct involvement in some of the driving tasks is not required."
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Ligesom med alt andet her i verden, så ændrer bærbare computere sig også.Det er klart, at der vil ske ændringer hen ad vejen med disse vendbare computere, for eksempel skal vi nok regne med at se, at de fremover indeholder mindre mikroprocessorer, som i Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, men lige nu er der ikke særligt stor forskel på to-i-en’erne.Men trods det forholdsvis lille udvalg, så er der altså nogle rigtig fine eksemplarer at vælge imellem.Det gælder for eksempel Surface Book 2, der har en højtopløselig PixelSense-skærm.Til mange af dem kan man bruge Stylus pen, men ofte skal man købe dem separat, hvilket vil fremgå af vores plus og minus-lister.Den bedste to-i-én bærbare i feltet
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Google is launching a major update to Google Sheets today that’ll make the life of spreadsheet jockeys just a little bit easier — and may just make the switch from Microsoft Excel a bit more tempting for some.That’s because with this update, Sheets users can now finally record macros.That’s a feature that has long been part of virtually every other productivity suite but that was sorely missing in Google’s G Suite.The new ‘record macros’ feature, which sits in the tools menu, does exactly what you think it should do.You simply start your recording, go through your usual steps and when you’re done, all it takes to repeat all those steps is to run the macro again.Never again will you have to spent minutes on reformatting that same spreadsheet over and over again.
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ZTE has launched an entry-level handset called ZTE A530 in China without much fanfare.The handset was listed on an e-commerce website ready for purchase with all specs listed on the portal.The ZTE A530 costs 799 Yuan.As per declared info, the handset has a 5.45-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and bears a 1440 x 720p resolution.It has an 82% screen-to-body ratio and there is no fingerprint reader present on the device.Under the hood, ZTE has packed the MediaTek MT6739 chipset which isn’t believed to be a good performer.
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You might remember Leap Motion as the company that developed gesture controlling gizmos that have been used in keyboards, VR set-ups, and more.It's not to be confused with Magic Leap, which is the company making that bizarre-looking AR headset.Leap Motion clearly isn't letting that single shared name get in the way of its AR ambitions, though, since it's just released for a super-cheap AR headset with hand tracking.The system is currently called Project North Star, and each headset could reportedly cost just $100 (£71) to make.It's also quite bizarre-looking in it's own right, though in a very different way than Magic Leap's design.What's more, it'll be equipped with Leap Motion's own sensors that will let users manipulate objects with their hands - negating the need for any sort of controllers or even special gloves.
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The latest Chuwi tablet in one heck of a good looking one with elegant metal body and just 7.9mm of thickness so the Chuwi Hi9 surely stands out from the crowd.And today we can add to the appeal even some crazy discounts for the exlusive limited presale offer, because you can get it with up to 50% discount.Chuwi Hi9 Air can offer 10.1-inch SHARP OGS IPS display with 2560×1600 pixel 2K resolution, Mediatek Helio X20 deca-core processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB of internal storage with microSD slot, dual SIM dual standby LTE slots, rear 13MP camera, front slefie 5MP shooter, 8000 mAh battery capacity, GPS+Glonass, dual band ac Wi-Fi and Android 8 Oreo build of the system.Pretty good if you ask me, especially when compared with the similar competion piece like Huawei MediaPad M5 and its price.And starting today until April 19th you can enjoy the exclusive presale offer on the Banggood e-shop where the prices can fall as low as just $114.99 for the half price limited deal.But even for the slower ones there are still significant price cuts available so surely check it out.
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Welcome to Monday morning, dear readers.We’ll try to make it bearable for you by offering you a new instalment of “Who, me?”, The Register’s column in which readers share stories of having screwed thing up.This week meet “Bruce” who told us that “Many years ago I was a junior sysadmin for a large battery manufacturer and I looked after the AS/400 servers for their European headquarters.”One day Bruce’s office hosted a training course that ran on a small portable server.As the course wound up, and Bruce’s brain wound down, he was asked to shut down the training server.Bruce rather hoped this chore would be his last for the day, so “promptly went into the server room and walked up to the server with its console perched on top.
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A ram is apparently causing such mayhem in rural Derbyshire that a villager wrestled the animal for 10 minutes after being charged by the sheep.Reporting first by the Derby Telegraph and subsequently confirmed by the BBC suggests the animal being kept in a field in Kirk Ireton has injured several people and even caused broken bones.There are claims one man had to have a metal plate fitted in his hand.Details were revealed at a parish council meeting last week, with the local newspaper describing how villagers feel they are the victim of the ram’s “vicious reign of terror”.A public footpath runs through the field, the BBC said, and villagers want signs erected warning walkers about the safety risk.“You’ll know from the last meeting we were having trouble with this ram,” parish council chairwoman Kath Stevens told members.
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The Clean Power Plan is shaping up to be the latest Obama-era legislation on the Trump administration chopping block.In fact, Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt has been quite open in his intentions to kill the plan focused on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.Apple is among the first — but likely not the last — of companies to voice opposition to the matter.This week, the company filed a statement with the EPA noting concerns over the potential fallout from rolling back the policy.The note cites both environmental and, likely more importantly in the eyes of the administration, financial consequences.As the company notes, it’s already made major investments in clean energy, pushing toward 100-percent renewable energy in the US and making similar promises for its work abroad.
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There’s always been a glaring issue with voice computing: Talking to a voice assistant with other people around makes you feel like a bit of a weirdo.It’s a big part of the reason we’ve been seeing the technology start to take off in the home, where people feel a little less self-conscious talking to their machines.The advent of some sort of nonverbal device that gets the job done in a similar way, but without the talking, is a kind of inevitability.A team at MIT has been working on just such a device, though the hardware design, admittedly, doesn’t go too far toward removing that whole self-consciousness bit from the equation.AlterEgo is a headmounted — or, more properly, jaw-mounted — device that’s capable of reading neuromuscular signals through built-in electrodes.The hardware, as MIT puts it, is capable of reading “words in your head.”
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Earlier this week, Valve removed the listing for Steam Machines from its Steam gaming store’s site, leading many to believe that the company had axed its project to launch an open Linux-based OS and accompanying hardware to rival consoles in living rooms.Pierre-Loup A. Griffais, a developer at Valve, took to Steam’s forums to explain that the link to the Steam Machines page was removed because users weren’t clicking on it (the page is still available), and that the company is still hard at work improving SteamOS (the Linux-based platform that these computers run) and the Vulkan graphics API:Through the Steam Machine initiative, we’ve learned quite a bit about the state of the Linux ecosystem for real-world game developers out there.We’ve taken a lot of feedback and have been heads-down on addressing the shortcomings we observed.We think an important part of that effort is our ongoing investment in making Vulkan a competitive and well-supported graphics API, as well as making sure it has first-class support on Linux platforms.At the same time, we’re continuing to invest significant resources in supporting the Vulkan ecosystem, tooling and driver efforts.
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Popular password manager 1Password has a new subscription product aimed at business users with larger teams.The new offering, 1Password Business, replaces the Teams Pro plan — with what’s billed as additional features and “flexibility”.(Although existing Teams Pro users can choose to say on it for now, or opt to switch to Teams or Business if they wish.)1Password Business is priced at $7.99 per user, per month, which includes a free 1Password Families membership for each user — to extend workplace security hygiene to employees’ home computing environments too.“1Password Business provides the features you need as a larger team.It gives you the tools to protect your employees, secure your most important data, and stay compliant.
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Humanity's brutal and bellicose past provides ample justification for pursuing settlements on the moon and Mars, Elon Musk says.The billionaire entrepreneur has long stressed that he founded SpaceX in 2002 primarily to help make humanity a multiplanet species — a giant leap that would render us much less vulnerable to extinction.Human civilization faces many grave threats over the long haul, from asteroid strikes and climate change to artificial intelligence run amok, Musk has said over the years.And he recently highlighted our well-documented inability to get along with each other as another frightening factor.[The BFR: SpaceX's Mars Colony Plan in Images]"Last century, we had two massive world wars — three if you count the Cold War," Musk said earlier this month at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
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Agencies discuss it in hushed tones, but the volume of pitches for new and retained business in 2018 looks like it could surpass the ‘Mediapalooza’ of 2015.Last time out, many client contracts were awarded on a three-year rotation.We’ve therefore been preparing ourselves for this latest run of ‘review or renew’ and it’s been fascinating to witness key insights that have emerged from multiple RFPs and client discussions.In today's disruptive times, almost every category has a raucous new entrant - and this is causing even more brands to feel 'challenged'.But being a challenger and being a disrupter are different - and media plans and marketing behaviours for both show different types of behaviour.- Not the number one but not a niche player
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Early last month (February) it was reported that Oxfam aid workers had paid for prostitutes while working in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.When the incident was discovered, the charity kept its head low and tried to hide the story, followed by a fumbled apology when the scandal came to light — which was met with backlash from the public and the cutting off of thousands of donors' direct debits.The matter should have been dealt with immediately, with authority and integrity, establishing a hard-line stance and demonstrating its remorse.While this was an inexcusable, repugnant revelation, there is much more good that Oxfam has done and continued to do around the globe.No charity, including Oxfam, will allow themselves to fall foul like this again.Your business relies on the kindness of strangers; show them that you deserve a second chance.
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Affectiva this week announced its Automotive AI platform for monitoring humans.If the idea of a robot watching you while you drive bothers you, consider that most accidents are caused by distracted drivers.An AI that knows whether you’re paying attention or not could potentially save as many lives as one that does the driving for us.Even with driverless cars on the roads now, it’ll take at least a decade for the kind of massive fleet rollouts the experts predict.For better or worse, people are going to remain behind the wheels of at least some cars for a long time to come.That’s why we need AI-based solutions that work for humans in cars whether they’re driverless or not.
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