Letha Byrd

Letha Byrd

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When hiring managers hear a job candidate is a “full stack developer”… well, let’s just say their search got a whole lot easier.That’s because the right full stack developer is already equipped to handle all manners of IT-related programming, everything from front-end user interface questions to potentially tricky backend coding environment or database concerns.You can become this Swiss Army knife of the web development set with the training from this Full Stack Web Development Bundle, a package available from TNW Deals right now at basically any price you want to pay.Just offer to pay literally any amount and you’ll immediately get Projects in HTML5.Here, you’ll use this building block programming language to create fully-functioning apps, games, and websites.But since the web wasn’t built on HTML5 alone, you can get another seven courses of web development know-how by paying any price above the average spent by other shoppers.
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WDC's HGST unit has brought out 4 and 6TB nearline platter-reduced disk drives with a 8TB drive on the way.The Ultrastar 7K6 has four platters and 4TB and 6TB capacity points.The previous 7K600 had 2, 4, and 6TB capacities with five platters needed for 6TB.By increasing the platter capacity to 1.5TB HGST has been able to get rid of a platter and read/write head, saving cost and power.The 7K6 is said to be 12 per cent faster than the 600, although it spins at the same speed, 7,200rpm, and has the same 6Gbit/s SATA or 12Gbit/s SAS interfaces.The buffer size has doubled to 256MB.
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A version of WeChat has been acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum (V) in London to be preserved in perpetuity.We visited the V and spoke to the curators who worked on the acquisition about why WeChat and how they managed it.Two and a half years later, in summer 2017, after working with Tencent and museum decision-makers, the release form that completed WeChat’s entry into the archives was finally signed.Two and a half years is a long time in the history of WeChat.Think back to 2015 and 2016 (it was a 2016 version that would be frozen and given to the museum) and many of WeChat’s pioneering features such as voice messaging, stickers, apps-within-an-app had still to be copied by other social apps–WeChat was way ahead of the rest.“It’s an innovator in what we take for granted… WeChat fundamentally changed the way people do things and even its developers at Tencent were amazed at their own power to change regular bodily motions [of lifting one’s phone to one’s mouth to record a voice message],” said Brendan Cormier, lead curator of 20th and 21st-century design for the Shekou Project.
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WASHINGTON - A comprehensive aviation safety system as envisioned by NASA would require integration of a wide range of systems and practices, including building an in-time aviation safety management system (IASMS) that could detect and mitigate high-priority safety issues as they emerge and before they become hazards, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine."Commercial aviation in the United States and most other regions of the world is the safest mode of transportation," said Kenneth Hylander, past chairman of the Board of Governors at the Flight Safety Foundation, executive vice president of safety at Amtrak, and chair of the committee that conducted the study and wrote the report.The report envisions an IASMS that can collect data on the status of aircraft, air traffic management systems, airports, and weather, and then assess the data second by second, minute by minute, and hour by hour to detect or predict elevated risks quickly.Additionally, the IASMS would focus on risks that require safety assurance action in-flight or prior to flight, such as making a decision to postpone or cancel a flight until flight conditions change or equipment is repaired, for example.Successful development of an IASMS will require overcoming key technical and economic challenges, and the task of maintaining a high level of safety for commercial airlines is complicated by the dynamic nature of the national airspace system -- the common network of U.S. airspace, airports or landing areas, aeronautical information, rules, regulations, and procedures, technical information, and manpower and material.As the national airspace system evolves to accommodate the increase in number of flights and numerous new entrants, such as increasingly autonomous systems, aviation safety programs must also evolve to ensure that changes to the national airspace system do not inadvertently introduce new risks.
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The huge rocket described as “the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two” is in position on a launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center as SpaceX engineers make the final preparations for what promises to be a spectacular static-fire engine test.Should the procedure go according to plan, we could be just weeks away from witnessing the Falcon Heavy set off on its maiden mission all the way to Mars.The Falcon Heavy is essentially three Falcon 9 rockets with a single upper stage, and in terms of power is beaten only by the Saturn V rocket that once took astronauts to the moon.Incorporating SpaceX’s tried-and-tested reusable rocket system, the Heavy’s various separation processes are designed to take place soon after launch, with all three boosters landing back on Earth.But SpaceX CEO Elon Musk knows that if Tuesday’s test proves successful, the debut mission that would follow soon after is a monumental challenge, noting last year that there’s “a real good chance” the unmanned Falcon Heavy won’t even make it into orbit.If it does all go to plan, the rocket will be taking Musk’s cherry-red Tesla Roadster all the way to the red planet, where the CEO claims it could remain in orbit for a billion years.
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Georgian Partners leads growth financing as True Fit’s Genome Platform and data collective become the intelligent data layer for personalizing the world’s largest consumer verticalTrue Fit, the retail industry’s data-driven personalization platform for apparel and footwear today announced a new $55 million Series C investment, led by Georgian Partners with participation from existing investors Jump Capital, Signal Peak Ventures, Intel Capital, and new investor Cross Creek Capital.View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180115005136/en/The new funding will further develop True Fit’s robust AI data platform, as well as advance innovation of its personalized style, fit, and analytics solutions.It will also expand the company’s offerings to include more robust open APIs, new AI-driven integrations, and new capabilities such as personal outfitting, chatbot virtual stylists, and enhanced visualizations.The investment underscores the rapid growth of True Fit’s vast network of retailers and partners in North America, UK and EU markets, while expanding into new global markets including Asia and South America.
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That might as well be Max Levchin's fitness mantra."I basically find a routine that I like, and I just stick to it obsessively," Levchin told Shontell."If I skip a day, it's extremely uncomfortable.For Levchin, that means exercising every single morning, within reason.Embed this player on your website using the snippet belowFor years, Levchin was fanatical about his health and fitness data, Men's Fitness reported, going on "obsessive quests" to optimize his performance.
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The Cupertino-based Apple is the second smartphone maker in the world after the South Korean Samsung.According to the latest data, Samsung takes 22.3% of the market, Apple does 12.5%, and Huawei has occupied 10.5% of the global smartphone market in the Q3, 2017.Many think this is related to the fact Samsung makes its own components, while Apple has to buy them from other suppliers including Samsung.If this is the biggest reason why Apple falls behind Samsung, there is every chance Huawei will surpass it soon, as the Chinese tech giant is developing its own chips and software.But Apple understands this better than we.According to some Taiwanese sources, the iPhone maker has already signed a contract with LG.
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HMD Global is preparing to launch the Nokia 1 in the coming weeks, with rumours pointing out that it will be the company’s first Android Go smartphone.Now, new leaks have revealed the first live images of the upcoming entry-level smartphone from Nokia.Recent reports had revealed that HMD Global is working on its first Android Go smartphone.Based on Android 8.0 Oreo, the Go edition is a stripped down, resource-friendly version of the operating system that would let phone makers launch sub-$30 smartphones.A new report had further revealed that Google is looking at the possibility of launching $30 Android Go smartphones in India, with Micromax, Intex, Lava etc being the first few partners.Not much is known in terms of specifications of the upcoming Nokia 1, but some rumours have suggested that we could see a HD display, a quad-core chipset and 1GB of RAM.
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Signal, the company behind the encrypted messaging app by the same name, has announced a new partnership with Microsoft.Under this partnership, Signal will help Microsoft bring a new feature to Skype called ‘Private Conversations.’ With Private Conversations, users can choose to engage in conversations secured by end-to-end encryption, a feature many Skype users have been requesting but that still isn’t available to general users.Privacy concerns and increasing instances of data hacks have prompted consumers to pay more attention to privacy and security.Encryption has grown in popularity, particularly following Snowden’s government-related leaks and his vocal support for encrypted communications.Several popular services have added encrypted messaging for their products, such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, while other apps like Threema specialize in it.Skype, despite its popularity, has been slow to offer its users this option.
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CES 2018 is in full swing, and Google is busy showing off Google Assistant in smart displays, on the JBL Link View, and in a myriad of other devices.With all that going on, you’d be forgiven for not noticing that Google’s parent company, Alphabet, just quietly bought a U.K.-based startup that’s focused on integrating speaker functionality in smart device screens.Redux has been working on technology that allows for sound to be emitted from underneath a device’s display, via an array of “micro-speaker” actuators placed beneath the touchscreen.These actuators create “bending waves” — or sound and vibration to the likes of you and me — that would effectively turn the device’s screen into a speaker.This would make a separate speaker redundant, and the extra space within the device could be used to increase battery size, add other components, or more completely waterproof the device.It’s an interesting idea, and one that Alphabet is clearly very interested in.
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AKG has announced its new N5005 in-ear headphones at CES, clocking in at just under $1,000.The headphones expand on AKG’s Studio on-the-go Series, offering a variety of cables, ear tips, and filters to suit the preferences of audiophiles and musicians.The N5005 is beautifully sleek, coming in a scratch-resistant, high-gloss black.Each one comes with a unique serial number, engraved on a tiny puck inside the box.High-res audio support means it can deliver higher than CD quality resolution, and a hybrid of AKG’s One Dynamic and Quad BA drivers give it a five-way design promising “ultra-low distortion, accurate mids and crystal-clear highs.”This box comes with an array of accessories, including four sets of ear tips, three sets of SpinFit ear tips, four interchangeable sound filters (bass boost, reference sound, semi-high boost, and high boost), a carrying case, and cleaning tools.
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With the help of electronic microcopy, scientists have managed to track defects in the surface of two-dimensional photonic crystals, but there was a problem with bulk photonic crystals.The new system will help to create microprocessors for optical computers.It`s not a coincidence that the work was published in Small journal, one of the most cited journals in the field of biotechnologies, biomaterials, and interdisciplinary engineering", said Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of NUST MISIS.As Ilya Besedin stated, their research group led by Professor Ivan Vartanyants from MEPhI has applied the recently developed method of ptychographic to photonic crystals.Sources of such radiation are called synchrotrons, and their experiments were conducted during the third generation synchrotron commissioned to research particle physics in Germany (DESY)."With conventional x-rays you can scan either macroscopic or very ordered structures.
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MPs have slammed government's approach of touting tech "as its magic solution to customs post Brexit" in a Parliamentary debate.Mel Stride, financial secretary to the Treasury, was discussing the Cross Border Trade Bill, which will lay the groundwork for Blighty exiting the EU customs union.He said the government has outlined an option to create "a highly streamlined customs arrangement, which comprises a number of measures to help to minimise barriers to trade, from negotiating the continuation of some existing trade facilitations to the introduction of new, technology-based solutions".However, some MPs were sceptical of the ability of government tech to deliver.Labour MP Peter Dowd said: "Although the Treasury is keen to tout technology as its magic solution to customs post Brexit, ministers have failed to offer specifics on what a new customs system will look like and on whether it will even be ready in time."At the same time, there remains huge underlying questions about whether the current customs declaration service programme can deal with the sheer workload and pressure post Brexit.
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Nvidia is taking gaming to the next level by announcing a new series of 65-inch 4K HDR gaming monitors built with Nvidia’s G-SYNC technology, and it comes with inbuilt Android TV.These Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGD) are produced by a collaboration between Acer, ASUS and HP, and they will be up for display at CES 2018.With the BFGD, all HDR contents are fun to behold as these large display HDR panels come with full DCI-P3 coverage, 1000-nits peak brightness and full-array backlighting.The monitor syncs its refresh rate to the GPU output as the gaming panel comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and G-SYNC.Viewers don’t have to worry about judders while watching as it has been reduced since the refresh rate permits specific refresh rates such as 23.976, 24 and 25Hz to match the refresh rate of cinema content.The BFGD comes with LCD panel although the specifics are still under wraps.
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While the size-to-capability balance of Micro Four Thirds cameras really can't be beat, the smaller-than-APS-C-size sensors can be a drag in low light.With Sony's full-frame, low-light-champion A7S II as competition, Panasonic took a necessary step backward.It created a 10.2-megapixel Four Thirds sensor for the Lumix GH5S, about half the resolution of the 20MP version in the GH5 in order to increase the low-light sensitivity to a native ISO 51,200 -- only a stop short of the larger sensor in the Sony.It also allows the camera to support 14-bit raw stills, something that's been lacking in Micro Four Thirds models as well, which have been stuck at 12-bit for a while.One way Panasonic has decreased low-light noise is with something called Dual Native ISO Technology.If I understand it correctly, it creates a bimodal noise distribution (around ISO 400 and ISO 2500) to reduce the ranges across which it has to apply noise suppression.
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The cat is well and truly out of the bag, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Courtney Act has finally arrived in the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house.Prior to entering the ‘CBB’ residence, HuffPost UK caught up with Courtney to chat about how she hopes to promote issues of gender and sexuality, why she doesn’t think she should win and how she “certainly hasn’t” asked ‘Drag Race’ judge Michelle Visage for any tips on surviving in the house...What are your initial feelings about going into the house?She’s someone who voted against LGBT+ rights throughout her political career, and you obviously represent the complete opposite of that.Having said that, I respect that she’s a very intelligent woman, she’s not like one of these stupid people who somehow came to power… she knows what she’s talking about.I’m obviously not going to change any of her opinions, but I do hope to perhaps understand how she thinks that a woman shouldn’t have the right to choose what happens to her body or why she thinks pregnant women in prison should be shackled while in labour, or why she’s against trans rights, or why she supports the death penalty.
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You can stick Amazon's Alexa into all sorts of things: speakers, cars, phones, watches, robots, refrigerators.Add smartglasses to that list.Vuzix, makers of various smartglasses and Google Glass-like head wearables for years, will have a final version of its newest pair of smartglasses at CES in Las Vegas, and it looks like it will be compatible with Amazon's Alexa.Bloomberg broke the news Friday in an interview with Vuzix CEO Paul Travers.It won't be last wearable to connect with Alexa.Amazon has recently made it a lot easier for watches, headphones and more to work with Alexa.
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The line currently has more than 1,400 products, with sales up 19% in the most recent financial quarter.The Cincinnati-based retailer didn't say how many new products it would introduce, though it did single out beverages, snacks and non-animal proteins for expansion.Kroger's private label offerings — or "Our Brands," as the retailer refers to them — comprise 28.2% of unit sales and 25.6% of sales dollars, excluding fuel and pharmacy."Our Brands is shaping the way we are redefining the grocery customer experience as outlined in our Restock Kroger plan," Robert Clark, Kroger's senior vice president of merchandising, said in a statement.Kroger has grabbed headlines lately with its moves outside of grocery, but two of its greatest advantages lie in its use of data and its private label selection.Since its debut in 2012, Simple Truth has grown into a nearly $2 billion business that touches everything from sports drinks to meatless entrees and baby food.
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And two other security bugsVMware on Tuesday published a security advisory for its vSphere Data Protection (VDP) backup and recovery product.The virtualization giant identified three vulnerabilities, one of which it deems critical, with the two others categorized as important.The issues affect VDP 5.x, 6.0.x, and 6.1.x.CVE-2017-15548 is the critical flaw, which the biz described as a remote authentication bypass.If exploited, it could allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to bypass authentication protections, and gain root control of the server.
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