Letha Byrd

Letha Byrd

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Mario has gotten up to some weird shenanigans in his 30 year existence.He's been a doctor, Olympic athlete and graffiti removal expert, but none of those dalliances will ever rival the sheer madness of Super Mario Odyssey.In this all-new adventure your favourite plumber can be a flagpole, a fire hydrant and a dinosaur.And that's just what we've seen so far of this Switch game’s delirious charms.An open world platformer that's every bit as ambitious as Zelda: Breath of the Wild, we really can't wait to play it in full when it hits stores in just a few months time.Not got a Switch yet?
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By Matt Heinz, President of Heinz Marketing“How I Work” is one of my favorite recurring features in Inc Magazine as well as via Lifehacker’s This Is How I Work Series, and recently several sales experts (including Anthony Iannarino, Dave Brock and Trish Bertuzzi) participated as well.Periodically moving forward, we will feature a new B2B sales, marketing or business leader here answering what have become the standard “How I Work” questions.This week I’m excited to feature Alexandra Gibson, chief marketing officer for EventFarm.A native of Idaho living in Washington DC, and newly married last month, Gibson is a proven marketing leader having lead teams and revenue at companies such as Contactually, OttoPilot Media, Aspen Associates and more.Live music, martinis, digital marketing – she does it all.
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the Russian suspect, United states electoral systems against hacking was much wider than what the past has been told, told Bloomberg.In 2016, the summer and autumn during the hacking results remained, however, apparently weight.the Hackers will apparently also catch software program, which election officials used.About 90 000 citizens information had reached the hackers.the Hacking got so bad that the Obama administration take according to Bloomberg, in October the "red phone" connected directly to Moscow, which was rare, and obama's season for the first time.however, Russia denied any involvement in the matter.
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has a bank vault full of gold galleons (wizard world currency), but his creator, J.K. Rowling, might have even more.Forbes on Monday released its list of the world's 100 highest-paid entertainers of the past 12 months, and author J.K. Rowling was third, earning $95 million last year.First on the list is musician Diddy, who really is all about the Benjamins, as his 1997 single proclaimed.Diddy earned $130 million (before taxes) in the past 12 months, Forbes reports, mostly from selling one-third of his Sean John clothing line for about $70 million.2 with $105 million, and Rowling comes in third with her $95 million, just ahead of musician Drake's $94 million."Rowling returns after a three-year hiatus and pockets her largest payday since 2008's $300 million haul," Forbes reports.
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You know what you get when you see a pair of JBL speakers with a meter-wide horn, and dual 15-incher.and with the hi-fi buffs with a generous budget have to make compromises from time to time.(B), Focal, Dynaudio, Martin Logan and KEF are some of the that deliver extreme sound quality in the higher price ranges.Sonus fabers ageing Homage speakers, named after the famous Italian fiolbyggare as Guarneri and Amati, has been replaced by completely new models.Therefore, not the Mark II or Mark III versions, without the new speakers, built from scratch.It is comparatively slim and smaller than the corresponding loudspeaker from B, Dynaudio and KEF.
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Gears of War 4 and Crackdown 3 will be the first two games to support Dolby Atmos on the Xbox One platform, a Dolby representative has confirmed.Dolby Atmos is the newest piece of sound technology from the company, and features an object-based audio system that makes it sound as though things are above you, as well as to the sides and behind you as with a traditional surround sound setup.The technology, which is available on both Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles, support both speakers and headphones, although if you want to use the latter then you'll have to pay a one-off $14.99 fee to enable it in your console.A representative clarified that this charge is due to the fact that Atmos-enabled home theater equipment already includes an Atmos licence, a pair of headphones does not.However, if you want to use headphones you don't need to buy new equipment, your existing pair should work just fine.We were treated to a playthrough of Gears of War 4's third mission in act 5 to show off the vertical sound, where the effect was most apparent when a helicopter hovered overhead.
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When brands like Mercedes started pulling their dollars from Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor” in the wake of the sexual harassment scandal, it became clear that the issue of brand safety was more than just another controversy confined to digital marketing, and that the topic was going to last beyond the fleeting memory of a 24-hour news cycle.Adjacency and context are today and have always been spotlight issues to ad-supported media, regardless of the media format or the technology used to monetize it.Of course, that hasn’t stopped some from attempting a quick fix.YouTube swiftly eliminated ads for accounts with fewer than 10,000 followers.For investors and non-industry folks looking in from the outside, the short answer is: yes.Despite initial fears, media investors easily brushed aside the brand safety story circling these platforms as a small episode, after the issue failed to put a measurable dent in stellar Google and Facebook earnings.
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And when I watched someone play it for the first time, I was a little lost as well.But after a hands-on gameplay session at a preview event, I finally started to grasp what was going on.Dropmix consists of a hardware board that lights up and makes sounds when you put cards on it.And then you use the Dropmix app on a tablet or smartphone as a kind of display for the game.The app will be be free to download on the iOS and Google Play app stores.The cards feature songs from artists in pop, R, dance, indie, country, rock, and hip-hop from around the world.
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p When you think gaming and laptops, images of massive, dictionary-thick machines come to mind.So to a certain degree, Max-Q is a clever way for Nvidia to brand and market the progress that’s been made in shrinking gaming laptops.But by promoting just how thin and light these machines can be, Nvidia is also making it more acceptable for gamers to accept minor performance compromises in exchange for a laptop they’re actually able to carry around.By comparison, the 15-inch MacBook Pro, Apple’s top-of-the-line portable, is 15.5-millimetres thick and weighs around four pounds, but with just a Radeon Pro 455 graphics card on board.The new Max-Q hardware boasts a 40 to 50 percent increase in efficiency over the gaming laptops currently available, which reduces the need for heavy heatsinks and bulky fans for cooling.Fewer fans means they’ll be quieter too.
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p There's no question about it, I'd been looking forward to driving the Jaguar F-Type SVR for months.A mixture of excitement and nerves - this is the most expensive and powerful car I've driven to date - mixed together as I climbed into the driving seat in the middle of Paris.Having never driven in the French capital, but with plenty of bum-clenchingly dicey taxi journeys across the city to my name, it's safe to say part of me wished I was starting this 300 mile road trip in the quiet Wiltshire countryside.Those initial nerves were soon put to rest though, as I placed my foot on the brake and pressed the start stop button on the center console.Now, I'd enjoyed the rumble of the exhaust when I drove the V8 Ford Mustang, but the F-Type SVR is a noise on a whole other level.The V8 sprung to life, the exhaust cleared it's throat and I clicked the automatic gearbox to drive.
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p Oracle Labs has found that applications will need a bit of work before they can really take advantage of storage-class RAM like Intel's Optane.In a paper titled Persistent Memcached: Bringing Legacy Code to Byte-Addressable Persistent Memory that Big Red says will land in July 2017, but which can be had on co-author Tim Harris' web site now (PDF)), four Oracle researchers argue that storage-class RAM has CompSci boffins thinking “that by leveraging byte addressability and the high performance of persistent memory, applications can drastically reduce, or even eliminate, the time needed to recover and 'warm up' their state after a restart.”To test that idea the four went to work with memcached, caching code often used to keep data in memory.To do so they built pmemcached, a new cut of memcached designed for use with persistent memory, and ran tests in Intel’s Software Emulation Platform for persistent memory and the Yahoo!Cloud Serving Benchmark workload generator.A a dual-socket 16-core processor with 512GB of DRAM, 384GB of which was persistent, got the job of running the tests.
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p Apple och Nokia har lyckats komma överens i det långvariga patentbråket.Som en följd kommer Apple att återigen börja sälja smarta tillbehör från Nokias dotterbolag Withings.Apple Watch har den bästa pulsmätaren enligt en rapport från Stanford University.Sämsta pulsmätaren har Samsung Gear S2.Enligt en ny undersökning är de amerikanska konsumenterna mest nöjda med Iphone SE, följt av Iphone 7 Plus och Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge.Trots att de flesta konsumenterna är nöjda med Iphone finns utrymme för förbättringar, inte minst vad gäller mjukvaran.
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p The FA Cup is set to get underway this evening as Arsenal prepare to take on Chelsea in what promises to be a gripping climax to the knockout competition.Things are set to get going at Wembley shortly and we've got all the information you need on how to watch the whole thing online.Here's what you need to know:FA Cup 2017 Live Stream: What time is the game on?Kick-off at Wembley is at 5.30pm, a tad later than the traditional 3pm kick off."Traditionalists may argue for a 3pm kick-off but, quite simply, we want as many people across the world to enjoy this event.
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p It’s Friday afternoon and you’re staring down the barrel of a long three-day weekend.While many will be spending a portion of their time with family and friends around the grill, others see the extended weekend as an excellent opportunity to try out a new game or two.If you fall into the latter category, know that you’ve got some solid options on deck.Blizzard has announced that in celebration of its one year anniversary, Overwatch - regarded as one of the best shooters of the modern era - will be free to play this holiday weekend.PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC gamers can get in on the action right now.The free period started today at 11 a.m. PT and will run through May 29 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
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p Time for some hot deals on some great games.A handful of the most popular titles from one-man developer OrangePixel have been reduced in the Play Store, including the Heroes of Loot 1 and 2, and action arcade series Gunslugs.OrangePixel’s games all feature a similar aesthetic, with impressive pixel art that looks like it would have been at home on the SNES.One of the dev’s more recent titles is Meganoid (2017), something that looks like a cross between Mega Man and Spelunky — the physics and level layouts look very similar to Derek Yu’s acclaimed platformer.Check out the full list of discounted games below:Have you played any of these titles?
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p Would you be interested in HN notification service: - to know when to submit a post (the biggest activity on HN) - be notified on post with keywords, post with link to your domain url - replies to your comments/posts - follow people - monitor your karma over time We are starting beta, and looking for first users!
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However, just 41% say they’re able to measure the ROI of their social activities.As for what needs to be included, below you’ll find some essential elements to consider.1 – Your brand’s value proposition.Because if you can’t define the value, you certainly won’t be able to show any value.Ask yourself: Why would someone follow or engage with me on social?What value can I bring to my audience through content and engagement on social?
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p Promoted Tweets are an inevitable part of using Twitter.They’re an effective way to get people to engage with brands, either by following them, or getting them to tweet out stuff for the chance to win something.But now, Twitter is going a step further with Direct Message Cards, and wants you to slide into the DMs of your favorite corporate twitter account.It sounds awful, but it’s not.With a Direct Message Card, brands can create visually eye-popping tweets that have a direct message call-to-action feature.Click it, and you can enter a one-on-one conversation with that company.
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p The new MateBook D isn't the most exciting product in Huawei's first laptop range, but it may be suitable for your next computing device with a solidly built design and lots of impressive spec.There’s its MacBook Air competitor, the MateBook X, with its super slim metal body and sexy 13-inch display… and then there’s the rather less sexy Huawei MateBook D.The MateBook D is everything the MateBook X isn’t.A step up is the model with the same specs but with a 128GB SSD as well - this will cost €899 (around $1000, £800, AU$1300).The third version comes with a Core i7 CPU, and will cost €999 (around $1100, £860, AU$1500)We expect to get much more information about this in the coming weeks.
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p It seemed like it was yesterday when Chinese manufacturer Oppo unveiled the R9s and R9s Plus, with the former getting solid praise when we reviewed it in March.Fast forward to today, and it appears that Oppo will soon announce the R11 and R11 Plus, given their certification by TENAA.Likely the R9s’ and R9s Plus’ successors, the R11 and R11 Plus will feature Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 660 processor.Both phones will feature the same dual-camera setup, with a 16 MP and 20 MP tandem that delivers 2x optical zoom with help from the image signal processor in the Snapdragon 660.You will find no fancy dual-camera setup around front, though the 20 MP sensor hopes to still deliver solid selfies.The R11 and R11 Plus will also feature a fingerprint sensor below the display, with Android 7.1 Nougat covered by Oppo’s Color OS the star of the show.
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