Letha Byrd

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Image Source: Jonathan Geller, BGRThere are plenty of exciting Black Friday deals for Apple hardware this year, and you can find them all at this link.But eBay might just have the best iPhone 7 in town for shoppers who aren t thrilled about paying for the phone in installments.If you re looking for the cheapest unlocked iPhone 7 deal possible, then you have to check out eBay s offer.DEAL ALERT: Don t like these deals?Check out an even bigger Black Friday sale right here
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It s the latest sign that Instagram really, really wants to be your one-stop shop for quick, fun videos—and not just a feed of your meticulously curated photos.Today, the company rolled out two updates: live video on Stories you remember Stories, it s the brazen Snapchat ripoff launched earlier this year ; and the option to direct-message friends ephemeral video.Not bad, considering that s a healthy fifth of Instagram s monthly active users, and just 50 million short of Snapchat s reported daily users 150 million .But unlike live video on Facebook, you can never go back and watch live video on Instagram Stories.To better surface good live video, it is also rolling out an algorithmically curated Explore page of the best Instagram Live videos happening at any given time.And also like Snapchat, Instagram only lets you watch DM d video twice before it disappears forever.
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To the shock of no one, perhaps except Samsung, consumers have started to doubt almost every Samsung consumer electronics, especially smartphones.Even washing machines are no exception.There have been reports of some other smartphone models also exhibiting overheating problems and even catching fire.Given how Samsung is banking on the Galaxy S7 family to carry it through until the Galaxy S8 breaks cover, it is vigilant in dousing any flames that would otherwise mar its reputation.In the midst of a growing number of reports, Samsung advises consumers to keep calm while it looks into matters.Truth be told, it will be difficult to gauge claims of combusting smartphones after the high profile fiasco of the Galaxy Note 7.
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Anledningen ska vara det strategiskiftet som innebär att Rocket Internet gått från att vara en startupinkubator till att investera i tidigare grundade bolag.Uppgifterna kommer från den tyska tidningen Manager Magazin.Enligt tidningen ska Rockert Internet, som svenska Kinnevik äger 13 procent av, göra sig av med 75 provent av personalstyrkan på huvudkontoret i Berlin.Det innebär att cirka 300 anställda kommer att tvingas att gå."I stället för mer än 400 medarbetare som fanns så sent som i slutet av fjolåret ska så småningom färre än 200 sitta på Berlinhuvudkontoret, inte ens hälften således.På personalavdelningen har i hemlighet därtill ett mål satts om att nå cirka 100 redan nästa år", uppger en källa med insyn i bolaget till tidningen.
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The Housing Ladder slot machine, by the Suffolk-based cartoonist and inventor Tim Hunkin, uses treadmill steps on an actual ladder to move an automated figure towards the prize of a house encrusted in fake diamonds.Villains include a developer clasping a mobile phone, and a buy-to-let landlord with a tenancy agreement.The game has three skill levels depending on resources: hard for no savings, quite easy for bank of mummy and daddy and easy peasy for offshore funds.And there s an age gauge that signals game over if you don t reach the house by the time you are 80.How to play The Housing LadderThe Housing Ladder will be unveiled at Hunkin s London alternative arcade, Novelty Automation, on Thursday.
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Doktor Crichtons apparat för att upptäcka världar utan atmosfär.Bild av konstnären Nick Simpson i hans projekt Bumforth Manor , en fiktiv samling bortglömda fotografier från 1800-talet.Den tanken är i fokus på Discoverymuseet i brittiska Newcastle.Tänk om mycket av tekniken fortfarande skulle drivas av ångteknik, om förbränningsmotorn aldrig hade uppfunnits.Nära släkt är neo-viktorianismen, som använder estetiken från andra delen av 1800-talet i ett nutida tekniskt sammanhang.De här två genrerna finns redan inom populärkultur som musik, film och konst.
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Deric Lostutter, as seen in July 2016.On Wednesday, a federal judge in Kentucky approved Deric Lostutter s motion to plead guilty to two of four counts in a hacking case that has been stretched out over four years.As a result, he could face years in prison.In July 2016, prosecutors formally accused Lostutter of hacking a Steubenville, Ohio high school football team website, as alleged retribution for shielding teenager rapists.Lostutter was indicted on four counts, including conspiracy and making a false statement to the FBI.Presumably, this means that counts two and three, which cite the notorious anti-hacking Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, will likely be dismissed as part of a plea deal.
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Every automaker seems to be partnering up for car-sharing, and Hyundai is no exception.The carmaker is teaming up with WaiveCar, a startup offering ad-supported car sharing with a pilot program currently operating in Santa Monica.The team-up will see Hyundai s first EV, the IONIQ, incorporated into WaiveCar s fleet, beginning in LA.Hyundai is offering up the IONIQ to WaiveCar users for up to two hours per trip on-demand fo free, with ads displayed on the car s body and on a roof-mounted display as a way to recoup the costs of driving for WaiveCar.WaiveCar s top-taunted displays have their own built-in 4G data connection, and change the advertising they show to onlookers based on where the car is traveling and the time of day.After the initial two-hour period, the car can be kept for an additional $5.99 per hour, or returned to a designated WaiveCar drop off point.
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Thanks to huge developments like mobile technology, social media and Big Data, marketing is an entirely different environment.This is one of those age-old, fundamental issues that many marketers wrestle with.Worse yet, all of these technologies and new platforms are as fast-moving as the digital age itself.Case and point, a lot of marketing agencies moved so fast into social media channels that they didn t and most still don t know how to measure its ROI.Thus, simply reposting content across all channels can have a negative impact.To rectify this negative experience, narrow your active channels down to the essentials.
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Insider Business Insider continues to roll out internationally, building on the 12 editions already live around the globe.Today, we re pleased to announce an Italian version of Business Insider, in partnership with the digital division of GruppoWell-known Italian journalist Giovanni Pons will be the Editor-in-Chief of the site, which is based in Milan and
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You d assume that when the earth opens up to swallow a big chunk of a crowded city it would take months to fix the damage.But in the Japanese city of Fukuoka, it took repair crews just four days to fix a massive five-lane-wide sinkhole that suddenly appeared last week.The sinkhole maxed out at around 100 feet wide and 50 feet deep, and was caused by construction workers who were boring a tunnel for a new subway extension about 80 feet below the road s surface.Given the size of the sinkhole, and the interruption of traffic on the busy street, city officials decided to fill and repair the massive hole and temporarily stop work on the new subway line.It only took about four days before vehicles were allowed back on the street, and two more days to restore all of the utilities affected by the incident.
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If you need to translate some text, Google Translate will usually get you in the ballpark, but it s not perfect.Now, the company hopes to vastly improve its translations with neural learning.Google first announced it was researching ways to use neural networks to teach its computers how to get better at translating back in September.Now, the results of that program are being put into production.A new update to the Translate app will improve the translations to and from the following languages:That s a very small section of the languages Translate can already handle, but it also accounts for a large percentage of the spoken languages on Earth.
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Facebook and Google announced Monday that they were taking steps to restrict ads from fake news outlets after facing criticism that hoax stories helped swing the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.Facebook said Monday that it would ban fake news sites from using its Facebook Audience Network, which allows websites to generate revenue by including Facebook ads.Neither flash nor html5 is supported!Facebook s move doesn t address the fake news that appears in users news feeds, the focus of criticism of the social network, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.These are both huge issues.During the election, Facebook hosted false news stories that included reports that actor Denzel Washington and Pope Francis had endorsed Trump.
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The two laptops share many characteristics: a black-and-silver color palette, an anorexic frame, 12-inch screen size and a belief that C is the only worthy letter in the USB alphabet.The 1080p display of the Folio G1 we tested isn t as sharp as the MacBook s Retina display though a 4K Folio G1 is available , while the shallow-as-a-kiddie-pool MacBook keyboard isn t nearly as comfortable as the Folio G1 s.Additionally, the MacBook s near all-day charge actually meets Ultrabook criteria, while the Folio G1 needs to plug in to finish like the weekend warrior who takes a porta potty break every mile of the marathon.Lastly, at $999 similar configurations are sold in the UK for £996 and Australia for AU$2,440 the base Folio G1 is cheaper than the $1,299 £1,249, AU$1,999 MacBook.And the insides of the base Folio G1 are decent : 8GB of memory, a 1080p display and Core m5 processor.Teasing aside, the Folio G1 is a great looking device whose design accentuates the important bits: namely how thin and light it is.
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Pertti Aimosen OptoFidelity on murtautunut älylaitteiden testausteknologiallaan maailman kilpailluimmille markkinoille Piilaaksoon.Tasavallan presidentin kansainvälistymispalkinnot myönnettiin tiistaina BlueFors Cryogenicsille, OptoFidelitylle ja Rovaniemen kaupungille sekä Visit Rovaniemelle.Tasavallan presidentti Sauli Niinistö on myöntänyt kansainvälistymispalkinnot matalien lämpötilojen mittausjärjestelmiin erikoistuneelle BlueFors Cryogenicsille, älylaitteiden testausjärjestelmiä kehittävälle OptoFidelitylle sekä Rovaniemeä markkinoiville Rovaniemen kaupungille sekä Visit Rovaniemelle.Helsinkiläinen BlueFors Cryogenics on kasvanut kymmenessä vuodessa maailman johtavaksi valmistajaksi omalla kapealla alallaan eli kuivissa matalan lämpötilan jäähdyttimissä.BlueForsin juuret ovat entisen Teknillisen korkeakoulun Kylmälaboratoriossa, jossa hollantilainen tekniikan tohtori Rob Blaauwgeers teki kylmälaiteinnovaation.Tulevaisuudessa BlueFors näkee lupaavia kasvumahdollisuuksia kvanttitietokoneiden valmistuksessa.
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Business intelligence company Sisense has launched its enterprise bots that interact with datasets and software, the company announced today.Sisense bots in public beta today operate on Slack, Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram.In one-on-one or group chat, Sisense bots can tell you how sales are going at any given time of the day or serve up other data and insights on-demand.The bots are the third part of the Sisense Everywhere program.In July, Sisense debuted an Amazon Echo integration for employees to chat with BI data around the office, and an IoT lightbulb that changes colors based on the status of your key performance indicator KPI .Sisense Everywhere connects with and draws in data from servers and individual datasets, as well as from programs like Salesforce, Zendesk, and Google Analytics.This allows people to use natural language in order to ask for information from this bot and receive a combination of natural language responses, much like you would when you communicate with a friend, and widgets, images, and charts, that allow you to both consume the data visually but also drill and analyze the data, Sisense head of product Guy Levy-Yurista told VentureBeat in a phone interview.You will be able to connect with this bot and reach out to such a bot and ask a question and get a response the minute you need the data.I don t need to go into a deck board to drill or look for the right widget or right visualization in order to get the information I need, Levy-Yurista said.Sisense bots set alerts for KPI goals and can send push notifications with actionable information to messaging apps.
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Google is working to change its policy to ban fake news websites from using its ad networkFollowing fake news stories flooding the internet during the recent US presidential elections, Google has decided to restrict such websites from using its advertising software.The company said it was working on a fool-proof policy to prevent these websites from garnering any revenue through its network by spreading false information.AdSense, Google's advertising network, allows advertisers to place text ads on millions of websites that are part of Google's network.The company says it has always prohibited the platform from being used by sites that promote hate speech or include pornography or violent content but its policies previously did not include restrictions on sites that spread false content.Although the move aims to curb revenue these sites generate from Google's ad network, it still does not address the issue of fake news or hoaxes appearing in Google search results.
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Microsoft Visual Studio, or something like it, will soon be available for macOS, a shift that reflects the company's effort to be more open toward non-Windows technology.Microsoft published the announcement prematurely and then withdrew it.The news, captured by archive.org, is scheduled to coincide with Microsoft Connect ; – a developer event scheduled for November 16 and 17 in New York City.Visual Studio is Microsoft's integrated development environment IDE for creating Windows and web applications.Apple and Google both offer IDEs for their respective platforms, Xcode for iOS/macOS and Android Studio for Android.And the Eclipse Foundation maintains Eclipse, an IDE that's used for Java, Android, and PHP development, among other things.
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As Nintendo proved with the NES Classic Edition, it s still the retro hardware that captures our attention.And as YouTuber Warner Skoch shows, it may still have some utility.Skoch, who goes by Sudomod, used a Zapper — the criminally underused gun from the original NES — to create a fully-functioning remote lighting system.A simple trigger pull aimed at an 8-bit duck target acts as a remote control to turn a lamp on or off.He even posted the plans online if you want to try this yourself.Fair warning, there s a fair bit of hacker stuff that gives people fits — soldering, wiring, and programming an Arduino.
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But where past models of the Furby could be silenced only through removal of the power source, annoyed adults will be pleased to learn that the Furby Connect can be quieted far more easily – via a sleep mask.Alongside the near-instant send to sleep mode, the Furby arrives with Bluetooth, LED eyes, a multitude of under-fur sensors and a smart beak.Tickle, hug, rub, pull its tail for childish yet amusing backside burps , shake it or hold it upside down, and Furby will respond.Treat Furby Connect well – with plenty of tickles and hugs – and the friendlier it will become.First, choose a name for your physical friend and then exploration of this world can begin – from the fishing area and theatre, to the feeding station, there s plenty on offer.To feed your Furby simply load up an on-screen cannon with various foodstuffs; as you fire the animated cannon, the connected Furby recognises that it s being fed and responds as to whether it s enjoying what you ve delivered.
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