Michael Hinojosa

Michael Hinojosa

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Disney was at this week’s CineEurope film trade show in Barcelona, Spain, to advertise its upcoming movies to exhibitors.The internet has mostly been concerned with what the studio purportedly showed for Avengers 4... to the point that there’s some pretty wild and hilariously fake “reports” hitting the web.These rumours are primarily due to unspecific reports that came out after Disney’s CineEurope presentation, which stated that “glimpses” of Avengers 4 had been shown alongside previews of Captain Marvel, Toy Story 4, Ant-Man and The Wasp, and other upcoming films.Just the mere mention of the possibility of footage sent a momentous quiver of anticipation across the internet... which, of course, inevitably transformed into rumours about just what was shown there.Depending who you’ve chosen to read over the past couple of days, it could’ve been a whole bunch of things — from a scene between Ant-Man and Iron Man discussing hopping between realities to collect Infinity Stones, to reports of confirmations of that recent alleged costume update for the Hulk and other members of Earth’s mightiest heroes, to even that the presentation revealed the film would be called Avengers: Fallen Heroes.I mean, just look at this highly convincing blurry picture of part of a title!
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From our last week poll, we wanted to know your thought about the newly released Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and your vote bares it all.A whopping 85% of our voters think that the Mi 8 SE is absolutely hot, 11% believes that it’s just an average stuff while 4% really don’t care.In recent times, a lot of attention has been given to smartphones which are dedicated to unleashing the best gaming experience.As more and more highly demanding games roll into the field of play, it makes sense that OEMs are releasing devices for these games.Gaming phones need some qualities to make it stand out.We can talk about a massive hardware like a hardcore processor to handle the demand.
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I’m often asked how the company I work for managed to successfully expand from Sub-Saharan Africa to Poland, a very different type of market, to say the least.It’s complicated but I can tell you one thing, we didn’t follow any existing playbook.Instead, we followed some basic rules of the road that I would recommend to all entrepreneurs who want to expand internationally:Understand your markets and customersIf you don’t take the time to understand how countries differ from one another, it will be an uphill battle to launch your product.There are vast cultural differences that can impact your growth.
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Samsung smartphones might not be known for excellent optimization, but they include a laundry list of features.One of those features is the ability to set custom ringtones for incoming text messages.Randomly disappearing for a bit, the feature returns as an update to the Samsung Messages app, reported SamMobile.So long as you had a Samsung smartphone running Android Nougat or older, you could set contact-specific ringtones for text messages.Other messaging apps also support the feature, but it was nice to see it in the default Messages app.For some reason, however, Samsung pulled the feature with the Android Oreo update.
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A man from Mexico was pulled over on the highway in Kansas and was suspected of carrying drugs.With the help of Google Translate, the Kansas Highway trooper asked the man in Spanish if he can search his car.The suspect says he didn't understand the request when he responded yes.The question the court was trying to answer is whether Google Translate is a reliable enough interpreter to justify sending a man to prison — and the answer was no.But while the software’s reliability at offering accurate translations has greatly improved over time, the technology remains far from perfect.US District Judge Carlos Murguia found on June 4 that the software's ability to interpret accurately isn't dependable enough to be the deciding factor in sending someone to prison.
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My email to the company has already leaked to media.Here it is unfiltered: pic.twitter.com/4LToWoxScx— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 12, 2018Retching intensified minutes later when he assured us the cuts weren’t profit-motivated — the company hasn’t been profitable in 15 years, after all — but a pruning measure to remove redundancies.It’s Silicon Valley boilerplate, the type of language used to pacify shareholders while ensuring the media that [insert company here] values its employees above all else.They’ll pick up the pieces and move forward, one step closer to achieving their goal of making the world a better place and blah blah blah disruptive force.
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Samsung Smart TVs have gotten a real upgrade this last year thanks to the new Smart Hub operating system Samsung has embedded into its high-end, flagship series of QLED and 4K UHD TVs.Beyond offering the staples of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube, Smart Hub is bursting at the seams with great apps - all of which are available to download from the Smart Hub store.With so many new apps releasing all the time, however, it can be hard to figure out which apps are worth downloading.After testing dozens of Samsung TVs over the years, we've narrowed down a list of the must-download apps on the platform that will offer entertainment in spades.Having a list at your side should make perusing the store a bit simpler and faster for those of you who already purchased a new QLED TV, and for those who are still on the fence about buying one, give you an idea of what you can expect.Without further ado, here are 10 gems in the rough that we think are the top apps for your new Samsung Smart TV.
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The OnePlus 6 was recently found to harbour a serious flaw in its bootloader that allowed booting a modified image on the device possible, even with a locked bootloader.The news quickly spread like wildfire, as is the case with most OnePlus security flaws.It was first reported by Jason Donenfeld, President of Edge Security LLC, who also happens to be an XDA developer.OnePlus acknowledged the finding and issued a statement that they take security issues very seriously.Well, now the update on the story is that OnePlus has managed to plug that flaw via an OTA update.The update arrives as Oxygen OS v5.1.7 and will be a small update in terms of size.
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Xiaomi is still on a path of non-stop destruction, and now they’re here for your dogs.The latest product from the Chinese startup is the PETBIT.It’s a water and shock resistant dog tracker to help you keep track of your possibly wet dog.Truly, Xiaomi is a company after all of our hearts, and the hearts of our best friends.The PETBIT utilizes the revolutionary and new NB-IOT technology.What this means is that the PETBIT uses a very tiny amount of data over long periods of time.
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Enthusiasts and BMW buyers alike have been clamoring for a new 8 Series, and BMW has finally seen fit to humor them.Originally previewed in the Concept 8 Series last May, the 2019 BMW 8 Series is a sharp-dressed coupe.It looks comfortable in a way that the old 6 Series coupe never did.BMW's latest design language is on display, its mixture of aggressive edges and soft curves playing well off each other.Standard equipment includes LED headlights with BMW's LaserLight tech, which shines lasers on a phosphor that then provides the illumination.The underbody is almost completely covered to reduce drag, and active slats on the body help channel air where it's needed, when it's needed.
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The drug works by suppressing a man's sperm levels, and usually takes about eight to 12 weeks to become fully effective.Women have several options when it comes to birth control: pop a pill once a day, get a shot, implant hardware like a copper or hormonal IUD, or slap on a skin patch.But starting this summer, men may be headed towards their very first widely-available birth control rub.This one won't come with the castration-like side effects of a recent male birth control pill trial that lowered men's testosterone levels (to at or below boyhood concentrations), either.The drug works like this: Men plop a nickel-sized amount of the drug (a mix of testosterone and progestin steroids) on their skin once a day, and then wash their hands.By that point, the testosterone the men are getting in daily gel applications provides most of the body with its proper dose of sex hormones.
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Li (Emily) Liu, associate professor of nuclear engineering and engineering physics in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to receive a $1.8 million award to study high-temperature molten-salt properties and corrosion mechanisms.This award is part of a $72 million funding program to advance concentrating solar power (CSP) research, a power plant technology that could reduce the cost of solar energy.Thermal energy can then be used to produce electricity via a turbine or heat engine driving a generator.Types of CSP technologies include power towers, mirrored dishes, and linear mirrors.The Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power Systems (Gen3 CSP) funding program will build on prior research for high-temperature concentrating solar thermal power technologies.Projects will focus on developing components and integrated assembly designs with thermal energy storage that can reach high operating temperatures, with a target of at least 700 degrees C, which would boost the efficiency and lower the cost of the electricity.
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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place this week in Los Angeles.Now that the conference is over, Facebook revealed the most discussed games and publishers on Facebook and Instagram from June 9-14.On Facebook, the top five countries who talked about E3, as well as the major games and brands at the show, from June 9-14 were:The 15 most-discussed games on Facebook from June 9-14 were:Finally, the five most-discussed video-game publishers on Facebook during that period were:Meanwhile, on Instagram, the top 10 gaming-related hashtags from June 9-14 were:
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A self-driving vehicle can avoid a lot of problems by just going slowly.A slow bot hurts a lot less when it hits you, and cheap sensors are good enough when you don’t have to see far to avoid a collision.And cheap is more than a feature, it’s a strategy.Make a costly product cheaply, and it’s not the same product—just look to the supercomputer in your pocket that calls itself a phone.That’s the idea behind Perceptin, a little startup founded in 2016 by Shaoshan Liu, who got a Ph.D. from the University of California at Irvine and then worked for a decade at the U.S. branch of Baidu.Liu asked himself just how much robocar he could build on a shoestring, and made the task easier by specifying a top speed of 20 kilometers per hour (12 mph).
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Ofcom says BT and Openreach are making progress in implementing their pledge to make the latter an independent organisation that serves all customers equally – but has made it crystal clear that it will keep a continued eye on the process.BT agreed last year to make Openreach a legally independent company, complete with its own management, staff, branding and strategy.In exchange it would not be forced to sell the unit following Ofcom’s once-in-a-decade review of the UK communications industry.This followed accusations from competitors that Openreach gave preferential treatment to BT, which exerted far too much influence over the division, giving the company an unfair advantage and ensuring it had no incentive to invest in fibre to the premise (FTTP) infrastructure.In its first report on the independent Openreach, Ofcom acknowledged that Openreach now had its own board and strategy, but noted that it did not have its own employees due to “complexities” with the BT pension scheme.Now that these have been resolved, Ofcom expects the transfer to start soon and to be completed by the end of the year.
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The cast of "Solo" had no idea about that major appearance from an iconic Star Wars character at the end of the movie.Han Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich said he only learned about the cameo a few months ago.Please don't read this post if you don't want to know about the spoiler.Read at your own risk.And if you haven't seen "Solo" yet, do it.Director Ron Howard and the crew did everything they could to avoid spoiling the major cameo at the end of "Solo: A Star Wars Story," including keeping the film's cast in the dark about it as long as possible.
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That’s why standing desks have become a hallmark of the modern workplace (or co-working space) despite their unclear health benefits.Still, if the man in charge wants ‘em, that means everyone’s getting ‘em, which is what happened at Apple.In an interview with David Rubenstein, Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed the fact that every Apple Park employee now has an adjustable standing desk.“We have given all of our employees, 100 per cent, standing desks,” said Cook.“If you can stand for a while, then sit...it’s much better for your lifestyle.” Good on you, Tim!Whether it’s better for your lifestyle is still up for debate, however.
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Microsoft Office 365 users experiencing issues across the UKOffice 365 users are suffering outages across the country today, with Microsoft confirming that they are experiencing issues that appear to be specific to users in the United Kingdom.The outage comes weeks after the company suffered authentification issues that left thousands of users around the world locked out.We're investigating intermittent connectivity issues specific to the United Kingdom under MO141928.Office 365 is a collection of different applications aggregated under a common portal.Users have taken to Twitter to complain that the Email service within Office 365 is noticeably slow with some commenting that their Office 365 application is stuck on updating inbox.
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Sean Wolfe / Business InsiderJokingly shown off at Bethesda's E3 conference, most people didn't think that 'Skyrim Very Special Edition' on the Amazon Echo was real.The game is a sort of stripped-down, text RPG version of Skyrim.When I first saw Bethesda director Todd Howard slyly showing off "Skyrim Very Special Edition" at E3, a voice-only version of the game with Amazon's Alexa, I thought Todd had got us again."Ok — playing Skyrim Main Theme," Alexa replied, and immediately queued up the infamous Skyrim theme song.There are no actual visuals to this game, and all the information is relayed to you through Alexa, so I created some Skyrim-style graphics to help illustrate what the speech-based adventure was like:
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We’ve seen Nokia play the nostalgia card very well a number of times since its rebirth at the hands of HDM Global.Well, the once-dominant entry-level phone manufacturer of India, Micromax, is now doing the same with the Micromax Canvas 2 Plus.It is a newly made Canvas 2 with refreshed internals resembling the former old budget phone.The Canvas 2 Plus has got a 5.7-inch HD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio branded as ‘Infinity Screen’ by Micromax.At its core lies an unnamed 1.3 GHz CPU mated with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage.Whatever that processor might be, it seems to be clocked too low for an entry-level device in 2018.
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