Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard

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But before then, we will most likely be treated to a parade of other foldable phones from other companies, both in concept and in the market.It’s that crucial step we can’t actually skip.Aside from the sheer novelty, of course, or the manufacturing feat required to pull it off.The primary draw of a foldable device is having something the size of a phone that unfolds to provide a screen twice its initial size.More than a decade ago, we were content with just reading at most 4 lines off our phones.The really hardcore would squint at web pages displayed on tiny screens (where Opera found fame and fortune).
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Following the Logan Paul video controversy earlier this month, there have been calls for YouTube to be regulated in the same way that more traditional TV channels need to be.However, YouTube has refused to accept that, on the basis that it's 'different', thanks to being an open platform that distributes content rather than having any kind of editorial input.Speaking to BBC Newsbeat, YouTube's chief business officer Robert Kyncl says that, "we're not content creators; we're a platform that distributes the content", and therefore the company believes they should not be subject to regulation by Ofcom.While Kyncl is right in the regard that YouTube is a distribution platform and can't exactly be compared to the likes of BBC or Channel 4, it is still one of the biggest ways that people consume video and therefore should be subject to some kind of regulation.Logan Paul's video showing the body of a suicide victim which was uploaded to the service is clear proof of that.Kyncl went on to explain that "the site's community guidelines act as the standards which are a guide on how to behave on YouTube," — but self-created guidelines are a far cry from third party regulation.
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Trying once again to rehabilitate its reputation in Europe, Facebook today announced a wide-ranging training program to help small businesses and provide individuals with critical digital skills.In addition, the company said it would expand its artificial intelligence investments in France by hiring new engineers and expanding a scholarship program, according to a post penned by Ciaran Quilty, Faceook’s vice president of small businesses for Europe, Middle East, and Africa.The announcement comes after year in which Facebook has faced growing skepticism and tough questions from regulators across Europe who worry that the social network has become too powerful.Regulators have confronted the company over its taxes, its failure to block hate speech, how it handles users’ data, and its role in spreading fake news.In the latest announcement, Facebook sought again to highlight its positive economic impact.The company noted that its platform is used by 35 percent of small businesses in Europe’s largest countries, which it claims has led to increased sales and hiring.
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Bitcoin took a relatively hard fall over the past several days, but began to rise less than 24 hours ago.Along with the return of the bull attitude the most famous cryptocurrency game a few more ramp-ups followed.That means boosts for Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple too.But how long will this bounce last, and is it a bounce of the dead cat variety?The most clear path forward seems to be toward $15k for Bitcoin.As several cryptocoin chart mappers suggested over the last few hours, it looks like Bitcoin will reach $15k nearer the end of this month.
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BT is now offering two new types of "ultrafast" broadband to lucky people living within the footprint surrounding profitable exchanges, with BT Ultrafast 1 and 2 now selectable for some customers.The deals that wrap up some G.Fast coverage with FTTP lines come with quite the package of promises, most notably a minimum speed guarantee.BT says that if your speedtest result ever drops below the 100Mbps level on its two new Ultrafast products -- that promise connections of "up to" 152Mbps and 314Mbps -- a no-haggle £20 compensation payment will be payable.That's quite a boast, although you're limited to four rebates a year and zero if it's because of a genuine fault or you messing with the wires.The difficulty here is that an engineer will have to come to install it to ensure everything's done right to begin with, plus the prices are a bit on the ultra/super end of the spectrum, with the 152Mbps Ultrafast 1 costing £54.99 a month, and Ultrafast 2 listed for £59.99.[BT Ultrafast via ISP Review]
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Consider this article the proverbial splash of cold water to help you wake up (or more importantly, wake your content up).The other is beneficial to the readers because it provides useful information about store credit cards and financing opportunities.”A lack of focus on the audience’s needs was frequently cited as a key mistake.Now, that we have the audience-focus thing on the list, let’s dive into 27 more characteristics of content that sucks.Blog posts that just sum up what you can find through Google searches.I am not saying invent something new, just don’t share the same 10 tips that everyone is sharing.
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Just because it can install Android apps doesn’t make Chromebooks Android devices.For one, Android behavior and performance on Chrome OS still leave much to be desired.For another, sideloading APKs, that is, installing from unverified sources, isn’t as straightforward.That might soon be a thing of the past when the new code in Chrome OS makes its way to a future version, allowing the installation of APKs without having to wipe your Chromebook.It has actually been possible to sideload Android APKs ever since Chrome OS gained support for Google Play Store.The process, however, was not only non-trivial, it was risky too.
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A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship left the International Space Station and returned to Earth Saturday (Jan. 13), wrapping up a nearly month-long delivery mission for NASA that also marked the spacecraft's second trip to space.The uncrewed Dragon supply ship detached from the space station's robotic arm at 4:58 a.m. EST (0958 GMT) and began firing thrusters for its return to Earth.The space capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California to be retrieved by SpaceX, the company announced at 10:39 a.m. EST (1539 GMT).[See photos of the Dragon cargo ship's mission]"Good splashdown of Dragon confirmed, completing the second resupply mission to and from the @Space_Station with a flight-proven commercial spacecraft," SpaceX representatives said in a Twitter update.Dragon is carrying nearly 4,100 lbs.
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Hyperkin's Ultra Game Boy prototype is a high-end upgrade of Nintendo's original classic portable game console.
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There were certainly affordable appliances at KBIS 2018, but the real show-stoppers are often wildly expensive machines that seem to cater to those who can afford to hire a private chef to cook their every meal.And while it’s often ranges that people think of as statement pieces in kitchens, we saw a few refrigerators that were stunning, inside and out.Of course, a few of them cost more than some cars.White interiors are pretty standard for refrigerators, but the porcelain-lined doors, walls, and top of the Project Blanc are doing a lot more than plastic liners.It’s also durable and hard to scratch.Though white may seem a bit boring, it actually offers a canvas for porcelain artists that Dacor has partnered with.
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We've seen the teasers for Netflix's upcoming cyberpunk series Altered Carbon, but now we've got a spectacular new full-length trailer to feast our (hopefully original) eyes on.Based on the acclaimed novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is set in a distant future where the ability to transfer human consciousness to new bodies renders death meaningless (well, for rich people, at least).Waking up in the body of a disgraced cop some 250 years after his death, soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) is tasked with solving the murder of wealthy aristocrat Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy).It's the victim himself that's handing him the job – though he can't remember exactly what happened before his death, which the police have ruled as a suicide, he's convinced it was actually a homicide.As you can see from the trailer below, the Netflix Original series looks quite expensive, with its Blade Runner-style visuals and many action set-pieces.We're hoping the show lives up to its stunning trailers and provides plenty of thought-provoking philosophical discussion when it arrives on the service on February 2, 2018.
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This seems like an appropriate punishment.I don't think two weeks is an unreasonable amount of time for YouTube to decide how to handle an unusual situation like this.
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YouTube's artificial intelligence is getting better at dragging you down a video rabbit hole.For more than 75 percent of the time you spend watching on Google's massive video site, you're lured in by one of the service's AI-driven recommendations, YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan said Wednesday, speaking at a panel discussion at CES.And if you're watching on mobile, the average watching session lasts more than 60 minutes, he added, "because of what our recommendations engines are putting in front of you," he said.The ability to personalize YouTube's massive library of videos is crucial for the service, so you can find things to watch immediately when you open its app, or even after you've viewed what you searched for.It's also critical for YouTube livelihood.YouTube has long ruled free online video: Viewers watch more than a billion hours of video there daily.
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SimplySmart Home's new Cube wireless home security camera aims to make DIY security quick and fuss-free.The Cube is a wire-free indoor/outdoor HD security camera you can attach to your wall with a 3M command strip or with screws.The camera uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when it senses motion or voice.An included doorbell module alerts the camera to record when someone rings the doorbell.7 days of free cloud video storageThe company also announced a SimplySmart Home Security System, a completely wireless and battery powered DIY Home Security System.
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Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and collaborators have received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify FDA-approved medications that could be repurposed to treat Alzheimer's disease.The award enables the researchers to develop computer algorithms that search existing drug databases, and to test the most promising drug candidates using patient electronic health records and Alzheimer's disease mouse models.Rong Xu, PhD is principal investigator on the new award and associate professor of biomedical informatics in the department of population and quantitative health sciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.The project builds on Xu's work developing DrugPredict, a computer program that connects drug characteristics with information about how they may interact with human proteins in specific diseases--like Alzheimer's.The program has already helped researchers identify new indications for old drugs.The database will include drugs that have potentially beneficial mechanisms of action and that are highly likely to cross the blood-brain barrier.
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Samsung Galaxy has joined forces with Shea Glover for a schmaltzy but touching recreation of the influencer’s 2015 film ‘People react to being called beautiful’, capturing the moment strangers from the Generation Z strata react to the compliment.The collaboration with Glover, a young director and ‘social anthropologist’, aims to tap into young people’s craving for authenticity while demonstrating the quality of the Samsung Galaxy A8 camera.Glover is seen asking people on the street to stand in front of the camera under the proviso that she is taking their photo.Instead she presses record and, while the metaphorical reel winds, explains that she’s capturing “things I find beautiful”.Their reactions to the statement were edited into a two-minute-long film by Samsung’s agency Cheil Worldwide Network.Creatives at Cheil, WW Seoul, Iris London and BMB London collaborated to produce a film in contrast to the filtered, selfie-heavy marketing of other handset brands.
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Cold Spring Harbor, NY - Cancer researchers today announced they have developed a way of sidelining one of the most dangerous "bad actors" in leukemia.In tests in mice, the newly discovered method has resulted in what the researchers describe as the "melting away" of aggressive blood cancers while at the same time having no harmful impact on the function of normal cells.The new research by Associate Professor Christopher Vakoc and colleagues at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is part of a broader effort in Vakoc's lab to fight the often fatal acute myeloid leukemia (AML) by disabling parts of the machinery in cells - called the transcriptional machinery -- that determines when genes are switched on and off.It's an oncogenic, or cancer-inducing, transcription factor that enables cells to blow through the stop signs that normally prevent out-of-control growth."MYB is a dream target in cancer research," says Vakoc, "because it's involved in so many cancers; in leukemia it's special because we know from previous research that by targeting MYB you can get AML not just to stop growing but actually to regress."Deactivating MYB in cancer has been a goal of many research labs..
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Do you remember upgrading from an old square TV to a high-definition model?The iPhone’s touchscreen-only design was revolutionary, and now every modern phone is a sleek rectangle.Hard selling and SEO trickery gave way to relationship-building and bringing real value to customers.As I’ve said before, content is moving beyond the 500-word blog post.The average length of a typical blog post has risen from 808 in 2014 to 1,142 in 2017.The percentage of bloggers reporting “strong results” goes up steadily with the average word count of their posts:
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Organisations in South Korea involved in organising this winter’s Pyeongchang Olympics are being hit by a disguised malware campaignResearchers have uncovered a complex malware campaign targeting organisations involved in this winter’s Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea – disguised, ironically, as an email from the country’s national security services.The campaign began on 22 December, with attackers quickly adopting newly released tools to help disguise their malicious code, said computer security firm McAfee.The malware-infected email is spoofed so that it appears to come from info@nctc.go.kr, an address used by South Korea’s National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC).“The timing is interesting because the NCTC was in the process of conducting physical antiterror drills in the region in preparation for the Olympic Games,” McAfee said in an advisory.“The spoofed source of this email suggests the message is legitimate and increases the chances that victims will treat it as such.”
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This year’s CES 2018 event has only just started but we’ve already witnessed some exciting surprises, the latest being Acer and Asus announcing that they're bringing support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to their laptops.This follows news that Amazon is making it easier to integrate Alexa into a range of different devices, while we’ve begun to see Alexa pop up in unexpected places.News that two major players like Asus and Acer are getting behind Alexa will be a huge boost for Amazon – and could prove uncomfortable reading for Microsoft, whose own voice assistant, Cortana, is supposed to be the go-to voice control for Windows 10 laptops.However, this may not mean the end of Cortana, as last year it was hinted that Amazon and Microsoft were looking at working together to allow their voice assistants to communicate with each other.Acer has announced that Alexa support will be coming to a select number of its laptops.These are the Aspire 5, Aspire 7, Spin 3, Spin 5, Switch 7 Black Edition, Swift 3, Swift 5, Swift 7, Aspire Z24, Aspire U27 and Aspire S24.
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