Letha Byrd

Letha Byrd

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For folks who love to love pop culture, San Diego Comic-Con International is a prime spot to be.For four days, fandom rules the San Diego Convention Center and immediate surrounding area as people in costumes toting bags, poster tubes, and boxes with coveted merchandise spill out into every available inch of hallway and sidewalk.When we talk about either, we're talking about behavior that includes hating on creators, celebrities, other fans, or on creative decisions we disagree with.But the fact is that many of the fandoms represented at Comic-Con -- everything from Star Wars to adult cartoons -- have had notable online blowups.One of the most prominent example of this fandom in-fighting is the public back-and-forth between Star Wars fans voicing disdain for elements of The Last Jedi and those wondering what the big deal is.The rapid escalation of these fan backlashes isn't limited to the Star Wars franchise.
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If you have burning thoughts about the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, now's your chance to voice them.The FCC is accepting petitions from now until Aug. 27 to deny the $26 billion merger, the commission said Wednesday.Those petitions as well as less formal comments can be submitted on the FCC's docket page.Oppositions to the petitions are due by Sept. 17.Replies to those pleadings have to be filed by Oct. 9.Petitions to deny a merger are often submitted by advocacy groups and competitors, but they're open to the public.
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Samsung may consolidate its Plus-sized Galaxy S flagship with its Note range, after several generations of increasing screen size – and struggling sales – have worn away the differentiation between the two.Currently Samsung offers the Galaxy S9+ with a 6.2-inch display, and is expected to launch the 6.38-inch Galaxy Note 9 in just a few weeks time.The Note 9 will continue to differentiate itself from other Galaxy smartphones by virtue of the S Pen, Samsung’s digital stylus.That’s predicted to gain new functionality courtesy of an embedded Bluetooth chip, together with updated software that will see Samsung double-down on the Galaxy Note’s virtual notepad focus.All the same, many have pointed out the slim gap between what we’re expecting from the Note 9 on August 9, and what the Galaxy S9+ already offers.Since then, the “plus” sized version has increased considerably.
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the Rescue came home to the land owner Annette Eilert and talked about the fire in her forest. " We said, we have no idea.Thats it from us, we know not it was not we who called.So when I took out my drones, the steps up to about 50 metres, and then I saw rökpelaren.It turned out that it was in our forest as it burned.I was quickly on the spot to tell the firemen where the fire was and which way was the shortest there, " says Annette Eilert to the Echo.
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Enterprise is the new green among programming retreatsGalvanize – a for-profit tech training biz headquartered in Denver, USA – said today it plans to acquire Hack Reactor, a San Francisco-based code bootcamp provider, for an undisclosed sum.In a statement, Tyler Newton, joining the Galvanize board from Catalyst Investors, described a slightly different vision for the combined businesses.In a phone interview with The Register, Galvanize CEO Al Rosabal said the combined businesses will not be giving up on consumers."Our history at Galvanize and Hack Reactor has been focused on providing opportunity for those who want to gain new skills and enter the digital economy," he said."It's been focused on the consumer and it will continue to be so.
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The 9th Founder Showcase in January featured on-stage interviews with some of today's most respected startup investors and technology journalists; Evelyn Rusli of The New York Times interviewing Mark Suster of GRP Partners, Ina Fried of All Things Digital interviewing Mike Maples Jr. of FLOODGATE, and Alexia Tsotsis of TechCrunch interviewing Dave McClure of 500 Startups.Check out the videos below.The 10th Founder Showcase is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24th in San Francisco - get your tickets now.Evelyn Rusli Interviews Mark SusterIn the video below, Mark talks about the funding boom, the Series A crunch, new investment trends, how Hollywood is ripe for disruption, and, most notably, his contrarian opinion on the carried interest tax issue.Ina Fried Interviews Mike Maples, Jr.
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Founder Insight gives you insight from the startup trenches.In a post from the Gridblaze blog, Mikhail Choo, Founder and CEO of Gridblaze, lists his favorite user acquisition hacks for startups in the early, middle, and late stages.“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.”Ralph Waldo Emerson’s theory of business success was on the right track, but there was one important ingredient he forgot to mention – the need to get the word out.You might be looking at your to-do list wondering how you can focus on customer growth when you’re pulling all-nighters just to accomplish product development.There are several techniques for getting to that magic 1,000:
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Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with the Founder Institute network.This week's top articles include tips for how to outwit your competitors, mastering SEO, how to make the most out of coffee meetings with investors, and more.Check out our must read articles for the week of April 7 - April 14:You don't have to reinvent the wheel to create a winning innovation.The question to ask is: How can the products already out on the market be made better?Here are three ways to help you out-design your competition.A brutally honest post on the realities of the modern day employee and why people hate their jobs.
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After the summit in Helsinki on Monday, both Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin deflected questions related to the US intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.The campaign was said to include hacking and leaking emails of senior Democrats alongside the promotion of "fake news" stories on social media designed to damage the candidacy of his Democrat challenger, Hillary Clinton.After two hours of face-to-face talks with Trump, Putin reiterated that Russia had never interfered in US affairs.In spite of US assessments to the contrary, Trump accepted the denial of the former KGB officer, adding there had been no reason for Russia to meddle in the vote.I don't see any reason why it should be," Trump said during a press conference after the summit, which followed days after 12 Russian military intelligence agents were indicted over accusations of hacking the presidential campaign of Clinton.President Putin offered to allow US investigators to visit Russia to question the officers in exchange for access to individuals in the US that Russia suspects of criminal activity.
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Its main goal is to locate Earth-sized planets and larger "super-Earths" orbiting nearby stars for further study.One of the most powerful tools that will examine the atmospheres of some planets that TESS discovers will be NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.Since observing small exoplanets with thin atmospheres like Earth will be challenging for Webb, astronomers will target easier, gas giant exoplanets first.The transiting exoplanet project team at Webb's science operations center is planning to conduct three different types of observations that will provide both new scientific knowledge and a better understanding of the performance of Webb's science instruments.The first is to get transiting exoplanet datasets from Webb to the astronomical community as soon as possible."Our team's goal is to provide critical knowledge and insights to the astronomical community that will help to catalyze exoplanet research and make the best use of Webb in the limited time we have available," added Natalie Batalha of NASA Ames Research Center, the project's principal investigator.
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It's only just been announced but we've rounded up the latest Microsoft Surface Go deals for your consideration with the freshest batch of pre-orders for the new tablet.If you've been eyeing up the line of Surface Pro tablet/laptop convertibles but thought they were a bit expensive, or too big to carry around a lot, the Surface Go is the cut-price diminutive alternative.During the pre-order phase there are two versions of the Microsoft Surface Go tablet for you to consider.The cheapest option comes in at $399.99 / £379.99 / AUS$599.99 and has a 64GB SSD and 4GB of RAM.Need a boost in spec?There's also a 128GB / 8GB RAM model coming in at $549.99 / £509.99 / AUS$839.99.
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Well, that may the case in most areas, but analogue is fighting back.Whether it’s nostalgia creeping back or the unique aesthetic they provide, instant cameras and their distinct prints are seeing a renaissance - even with the dominance of the smartphone, you can’t beat having a print in your hand.So, whether you’re looking for a fun instant camera to bring out at parties, or wanting to get a bit more creative with your photography, then you’ll want one of these cracking cameras below.Lens: 60mm | Focusing: Macro, Normal and Landscape | Flash: Built-in | Self-timer: YesIf you're looking for a cheap and easy to use instant camera, you're not going to go that wrong with the Instax Mini 9 from Fujifilm.It may lack the more sophisticated controls that pricier models enjoy, but that's half its charm.
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It was an otherwise unremarkable thing, with a mail slot and a metal plate at the bottom.Up top, a large plate read simply, “S.Most wouldn’t venture beyond that, respectful of not disturbing the legendary cartoonist who’d become something akin to a comic book version of J.D Salinger, or maybe Thomas Pynchon.Those who did invariably had entertaining stories of the great — if somewhat salty — man who co-created such legendary comics characters as Spider-Man and Dr.Soon after the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man movie came out in 2002, Gary Groth and I were on business in NYC one day and had a few hours to kill.Gary said, "Wanna meet Steve Ditko?"
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As anyone who’s ever dipped a toe in SEO can tell you, search is a fickle friend.Just when you think you have a winning strategy to drive people where you want them to go, someone else swoops in to take your prime placement—or simply buys their way to the top.Budweiser just got a reminder of that via Swedish brewer Norrlands Guld and agency Åkestam Holst.Fresh off the global buzz of winning Grand Prix in Print at the Cannes Lions for its Tagwords campaign, which asked fans to google terms that led to photos of famous figures drinking Bud (saving the brand from having to license the historic photos), Budweiser recently saw its idea hijacked by Norrlands Guld’s digital marketing team.Buying up AdWords for the terms Budweiser has been advertising in Tagwords, the Swedish brewer cheekily mocked the effort with lines like, “Why google beer when you can drink one?” and, “IRL beer is better than googling beer.”Here’s a video of the ad interception:
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Optimised for Samsung and Android operating systems, you can talk hands-free during calls and control various music functions without having to reach for your phone.Delivering a deep, rich sound, the SoundTrue Ultras have been designed to allow you to immerse yourself in your music – and reviews suggest that they do a great job of isolating background noise.Pros: No outside interference, built-in music controlsCons: Lacks the finesse of other Bose designsBose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones: Everything you need to knowWe all know that Bose are renowned for their sound quality and that is what it is offering up here.
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Nu vet vi med säkerhet att det är nya iPadar och Macar kommer inom kort.Apples interna artikelnummer har registrerats hos handelsorganisationen Eurasian Economic Commission.Det är fem nya Macar och lika många iPadar.När det kommer till datorerna förväntar vi oss smärre uppdateringar av framförallt MacBook Pro men iPadarna är en annan sak.Kanske får vi se en ny modell med flärp men det är inte helt solklat var det balkar iväg.Artikelnumren är A1931, A1932, A1988, A1989 och A1990 för datorerna och A1876, A2013, A1934, A1979 och A2014 för iPadarna.
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The Northwestern Pacific Ocean has been churning out tropical cyclones over the past couple of weeks and the tenth tropical depression formed as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead in space.Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for Guam as 10W approaches the island.On July 3 at 11 p.m. local time, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Tiyan, Guam noted a tropical storm warning remains in effect for Guam.Tropical storm conditions, including damaging winds of 39 mph or more, are expected within 24 hours.A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Rota, Tinian and Saipan.Tropical storm conditions, including damaging winds of 39 mph or more, are possible within 24 to 36 hours.
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A three-eared rabbit stands on Bridgette Czarnecki's hospital bed.He playfully wiggles his ear and adjusts his yellow bow tie.A flying pink-haired cow swoops in, pirouetting in the air.For Czarnecki, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in November, they were a welcome distraction from the stress and anxiety of MRIs and chemotherapy while she was treated at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles through February.Czarnecki summoned the characters from a touchscreen above her hospital bed and the Imaginary Friend Society app developed by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.Augmented and virtual reality are increasingly entering the world of health care.
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You know the update for the next version of iOS is relatively minor when some of the biggest new features are Animoji related.New to iOS 12, which entered into public beta Monday, is the ability to create custom animoji based off your own face.The “memojis” are Apple’s attempt to capitalise on Bitmoji.And will remind you of many other cartoonish avatars you’ve been asked to create over the years — including Nintendo Miis and Xbox Avatars.These updated animojis are also more responsive than the ones introduced with iOS 11.The cartoon faces that mirror your own face can now track your tongue and either eye winking.
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The cylinder is the heart of a car's engine but its also the enemy of modern priorities: It's where fuel is consumed and emissions are created.To solve for that, carmakers have increasingly adopted engines that can shut down their cylinders in banks or sets while running.But the newest form of cylinder deactivation is called Dynamic Skip Fire, which shuts down cylinders in random sequences or sets based on esoteric calculations made up to 200 times per second.Because the number and arrangement of cylinders being shut down is so malleable, fuel economy and emissions reduction are optimized while in-cabin detection of the process is basically nil.The 2019 Chevy Silverado is an early adopter of Dynamic Skip Fire, allowing its V8 engine to run on as little as a single cylinder some times.Cylinder deactivation isn't new, starting its current run in 1981 Cadillacs that featured an engineering disaster known as the V8-6-4 engine.
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