Michael Hinojosa

Michael Hinojosa

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Apple’s freshly completed spaceship campus (in Cupertino, California) was the final project of Steve Jobs, and its construction came with the exacting demands that he was known for.Jobs wanted Apple’s employees to smoothly move through the headquarters without having to take a minute away from thinking about their work.The execution has reportedly gone so well that engineers are running right into the state-of-the-art glass that shapes the building.Housing around 13,000 employees, Apple Park, as the headquarters is known, is a futuristic feat of engineering that contains the world’s largest piece of curved glass.Apple CEO Tim Cook told 60 Minutes in 2015 “the quality and the size” of the 3,000 sheets of glass that have been used at the headquarters “are above all that has ever been accomplished.” And according to a new report from Bloomberg, the glass is so flawless and unobtrusive that employees keep walking into it.Surrounding the Cupertino, California-based building are 45-foot tall curved panels of safety glass.
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2018 is now in full-swing, and for those who follow Apple it means it’s time to start looking forward to this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference.It’s a huge event for Apple, where it introduces some of the big new upcoming features coming to its numerous platforms, not only for the company’s customers but for developers in the Apple-ecosystem as well.WWDC has been held in June for some time now, and now we can narrow down the likely dates.Currently, the expectation is for WWDC 2018 to be held from June 4-8, making it the first week of the month.According to its sources, MacRumors reports that the event is likely to be held at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center, the same location as WWDC 2017.Backing up the predicted dates is the fact that several other events are scheduled to take place at the venue during the second, third, and fourth weeks of June.
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For a period of 5 years, China continued to spy on all electronic communications at the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.The Chinese spy operation continued throughout this period without being detected until some network administrators at the AU’s headquarters discovered it in January 2017.This is according to an investigation conducted by Le Monde which has gone on to reveal how the Chinese, who donated and built the new AU headquarters in Adis Ababa, fitted the building with hidden microphones and transferred data every night from the AU’s data center to their servers in Shanghai.In January 2012, the new AU headquarters in Addis Ababa built and equipped by the Chinese government were opened.The $200 million 20-story tower along with other buildings in the complex was called “China’s gift to Africa” by the Chinese government, yet, it would later be revealed that it was a gift that would keep on giving.Almost exactly five years later after the new headquarters were opened, in January 2017, it has been revealed that the IT team at the AU headquarters discovered that their network was transmitting unusually large amounts of traffic after midnight, daily.
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The signatories were joined by Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises, and Canada's foreign minister and G7 representative Chrystia Freeland.The charter has ten rules that signatories – both commercial and governmental – must follow, including having a chief information officer, getting independent third-party security testing of critical infrastructure, sharing of threat data and building in not only security but also patching and upgrading capabilities to all Internet of Things devices.Kaeser floated the idea at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, and said the response from companies and governments had been very promising.Part of the problem is that regulators are always playing catch-up with technology, he said.In particular, the Chinese government needs to be on board, and that could be a stretch.Microsoft added Spectre tools to Windows Analytics, which will be welcomed by admins, and some boffins made weaponized exploit code to exploit the weakness (don't worry – the code is under wraps).
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When ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ started in 2010, few could have predicted that one of its stars would have gone on to host one of America’s longest-running shows - but for Mark Wright, that’s exactly what happened.Having been the stand-out cast member of the reality show’s early series - thanks in part to his turbulent relationship with then-fiancée Lauren Goodger - Mark left to try and forge a career as a presenter.While a stint in the ‘I’m A Celebrity’ jungle further cemented his popularity, he hit a stumbling block when his presenting came in for criticism upon his debut fronting ‘Take Me Out’ spin-off ‘The Gossip’ in 2012.Undeterred, Mark quietly plugged away at his craft, going on to host four more series of ‘The Gossip’, before landing a role as co-presenter of CBBC’s Bafta-nominated kids show ‘The Dengineers’.So just how did he manage to lose the reality TV tag and succeed in America - a place where many other British presenters (including the beloved Ant and Dec) have failed before him?“I’ve turned down a lot of jobs over the years that would have been good pay but it’s not been the path I wanted my future to take.
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They are surrounded by technology, and have been for much of their young lives: from tablets to smartphones, games consoles to smart watches.For children, technology is just another aspect of modern living but for parents, it can be difficult to negotiate how much screen time is healthy and normal.So to help build a picture of how much time children spend looking at screens, HuffPost UK asked four families to keep a diary of their nine-year-old’s technology usage for a 24 hour period.Mum Annie explains that no technology is allowed in Flo’s room, and she does not have a television, games console or smartphone.“This Sunday just gone, however, she went downstairs and she continued her ‘career’ on FIFA 18.She claims the Xbox is training for her real life ambition of becoming a professional footballer.”
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HumanKind is a celebration of kindness.We want to tell the stories of people who have done incredible things for others or the planet.Find more uplifting stories from our HumanKind series here.For the past two years, Dani Saveker has carried out a random act of kindness every single day, whether that’s buying daffodils for a stranger or leaving £5 in a coffee shop for someone to treat themselves.The mum-of-three, who lives in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, says performing kind acts is now “a way of being”.Here she gives us an insight into a typical week.
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Archaeologists using revolutionary laser technology have found that a 1000-year-old pyramid city discovered in the heart of Mexico was just as densely built as modern-day Manhattan.Built by Purépecha Empire sometime around 1,000AD, the lost city of Angamuco was uncovered in 2007, just a few kilometres away from Morelia, Western Mexico.However, the group exploring the site soon realised that excavating the rugged grounds would take decades to get full insights into the true scale of the city in detail.So, they turned to the revolutionary lidar (light detection and ranging) technology and deployed lasers from the air to map the hidden area in question.They found that during the period between 1,000AD and 1,350AD, the city was a sprawling urban centre and nearly twice as big as Tzintzuntzan – the capital of Purépechan civilisation.As the Guardian reports, some 100,000 people lived in the ancient city, which spanned over 26 square kilometres and had some 40,000 buildings.
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— Sarah Chad, Marjory Stoneman Douglas student, on Twitter, February 14, 2018The brave students of Parkland, Florida, who saw seventeen of their classmates and teachers murdered on Valentine’s Day, are doing something astonishing: courageous grieving—and a strategic counteroffensive in the twin fogs of disinformation and gunsmoke.They sent texts while under fire—not just expressing fear and love, but creating contemporaneous notes about what was happening to them.And he’s sitting in the doorway.” A student named Kaitlin Carbocci received a text from her sister, also a student at the high school: “kaitlin I am not joking they just shot through the walls someone in my class is injured.”Many of these messages have been presented as heartbreaking—and they are—but their specificity also seems keenly designed to thwart future efforts to rewrite history.A tweet by @Luvanth at 2:42 pm was the first to trigger a newsroom alert.
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Often, content marketing begins with a consistent, well-written, and well-managed blog.For sole proprietorships and small businesses, it is possible to manage a blog and its associated content ideas with a spreadsheet or a note on a Google Doc.These businesses include Buffer (a content sharing platform) and Zapier (an API service).Publications, including Mashable and ReadWrite, also use Kanban to manage content.A Kanban system consists of boards, lists, and cards.Thus a single Kanban board may represent a business’s blog.
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While many bugs are relatively benign, often getting patched before the user knows anything is wrong, the latest plague to hit Apple devices is already wreaking havoc on the internet.The issue, which has become known as the Telugu bug, gives people the ability to crash a wide range of iPhone, Mac, and iPad apps just by sending a single character from the third most spoken language in India.To help address the situation, Apple says it's already working on a patch that will fix the bug, which should arrive in the form of an intermediary update before iOS 11.3 (which is currently in beta) gets officially released.However, in the meantime, some more mean-spirited users have taken to using the Telugu symbol to “bomb” other people's devices.Motherboard has reported that by adding the symbol to a user’s Twitter name, you can crash the iOS Twitter app simply by liking someone’s tweet.And while it’s possible to address the issue by uninstalling and reinstalling the Twitter app, there’s not much stopping the same person from liking another tweet and causing the app to go haywire again.
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There are many definitions of an Earth-like exoplanet.But determining if an exoplanet is truly habitable requires actually figuring out what’s on the planet.Currently, telescopes like the space-based Kepler (currently operating the K2 mission) can detect planets by the way they periodically dim the light coming from the star they orbit.Others, like the ground-based Very Large Telescope, have tools that can directly image exoplanets.“We now stand on the threshold of the next era of discovery,” Yale astronomer Debra Fischer said at a press conference at the American Association for the Advancement of the Science’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas.Aki Roberge, research astrophysicist at NASA, explained to me that it’s the only planet we know of where the presence of life has altered the atmosphere’s chemistry.
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When the Apple Pencil was released, I was briefly outraged by the fact that it wasn’t supported by older iPads, then sucked it up and bought an iPad Pro.Hong Kong-based company Greenbulb is setting out to minimize this dilemma by crowdfunding SonarPen, a $30 stylus that senses pressure via the headphone jack, so it works with any iPad released after 2011.The SonarPen works by turning pressure information into sound waves sent to the iPad through the audio cable, which the iPad then interprets back into digital information.Because it uses an analog signal, Greenbulb claims it can deliver a wider range of pressure sensitivity than a standard Bluetooth stylus.And since there’s no Bluetooth to fiddle around with or batteries to charge, the SonarPen just works right when you plug it into the 3.5mm audio jack or through a Lightning adapter.I got to try out a 3D-printed prototype and found that it worked pretty seamlessly on all the iPads I tried it with: the fourth-gen iPad, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
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In its annual SEC filing, Intel has revealed that it's facing 32 lawsuits over the Spectre and Meltdown attacks on its processors.While the Spectre problem is a near-universal issue faced by modern processors, the Meltdown attack is specific to processors from Intel and Apple, along with certain ARM designs that are coming to market shortly.Per Intel's filing, 30 of the cases are customer class-action suits from users claiming to be harmed by the flaws.While Meltdown has effective workarounds, they come with some performance cost.Workarounds for Spectre are more difficult and similarly can harm system performance.The other two cases are securities class actions that claim that Intel made misleading public statements during the six-month period after the company was notified of the problems but before the attacks were made public.
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Oracle announced yesterday that it intends to acquire Zenedge, a 4-year old hybrid security startup.With Zenedge, Oracle gets a security service to add it to its growing cloud play.In this case, the company has products to protect customers whether in the cloud, on-prem or across hybrid environments.The company offers a range of services from web application firewalls to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigation, bot management, API management and malware prevention.In addition, they operate a Security Operations Center (SOC) to help customers monitor their infrastructure against attack.Their software and the SOC help keep watch on over 800,000 websites and networks across the world, according to information supplied by Oracle.
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"Black Panther" earned $25.2 million at Thursday preview screenings.That's the best-ever for February and the second-best out of the Marvel franchise.Hold on tight, because it looks like the box office for "Black Panther" is going to be out of this world by the end of the weekend.The Thursday preview numbers are in and the latest Marvel movie took in $25.2 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.That's the best Thursday preview for February (beating out "Deadpool," $12.7 million) and the second-best preview for a Marvel movie (just under "Avengers: Age of Ultron," $27.6 million).This all looks to be leading up to the movie having a gigantic opening weekend that could be north of $170 million domestically by the time we get to Presidents' Day on Monday.
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Gaming on integrated graphics is a pain, not only for the lower frame rates and visual fidelity, but also the amount of tweaking needed to even get a playable experience.Luckily, Intel is making things a little easier with new software updates.Just like Nvidia GeForce Experience, Intel’s Graphics Control Panel has a new panel that will automatically optimize game settings all on its own.To gain access to the new feature, all users have to do is download the latest Intel Graphics Driver for Windows version 15.65 from the company’s official site.Intel’s updated Graphics Control Panel is available for sixth-generation Skylake processors with Intel Graphics HD 620 or higher.Kaby Lake G processors also receive the feature, but those built-in Radeon RX Vega graphics will still be managed through a reskinned (and blue, to match Intel's logo) version of Radeon Settings.
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TreeHouse Foods plans to close its pretzel and cereal snack mix plant in Visalia, California, by the end of the first quarter of 2019, affecting 294 employees.TreeHouse announced two weeks ago it would close a ready-to-eat cereal plant with 84 employees in Battle Creek, Michigan, and move production to its other cereal manufacturing facilities.This followed an announcement last summer when the company said it would shut down plants in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, and Plymouth, Indiana, as part of a multi-year restructuring program.Sam Reed, chairman, CEO and president, called the operational results "disappointing" even though he noted earnings were in line with expectations.Reed noted that 2018 will be "a transition year" for TreeHouse, which had a rough 2017 with the abrupt departure of former Chairman Robert Aiken in late October after joining the company in July."Although the retail grocery landscape continues to evolve, private label absolutely continues to be the right place to be within food and beverage," Reed said this week.
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On March 27, Huawei will hold a conference and announce three new smartphones in face of the Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Plus, and the Huawei P20 Lite.If the former two models are going to be the next annual flagships of the company with regular and larger screens, the latter is going to be something odd.According to the previous news, the P0 Lite may be launched in various markets as the Huawei Nova 3e like the Huawei Mate 10 Lite, which is known as the Huawei Maimaig 6.This simply means the phone is already ready for the US launch.As for now, FCC released some storage test information as well as a few photos of the real machine.Actually, these photos reveal information that we have learned from the previous leaks.
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Marvel and Hasbro introduced an augmented reality Iron Man (AR) mask earlier this week, and we tested it out on Circuit Breaker Live.The mask, which you can wear with or without a phone, makes you look like Iron Man.Meanwhile, the phone produces images of enemies around you that you have to kill with your connected handpiece.Our demo went relatively seamlessly.I struggled to get the headset to slot into the mask, but eventually I got it to click.A kid could probably handle the setup, which is good and important.
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