Monte Martin

Monte Martin

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Sega has decided to start sprinkle pomegranate with its retrokatalog of your mobile and they will not take a dime paid for it - if you don't want to, of course.the Company has now launched Sega Forever which is supposed to be continuously updated with new retro games from Sega every month.the Games will be completely free to play, and the service is driven by advertising.In the case that you want to avoid the ads, you can pay two dollars (about £ 20) once to avoid them.Right now, there are five games, Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star II, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon and Altered Beast.All games are going to play offline and some even get updated features such as molnsparning, support for gamepad and leaderboards.
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One of the most interesting trends in cord cutting this year is the resurgence of over-the-air TV and new tools to make the most of it.Before you dive in with a product like Tablo, Plex DVR, or TiVo Roamio OTA, consider the alternatives.Hulu + CBS + PBS: Doing the mathThe most obvious alternative to an over-the-air DVR box is a subscription to Hulu, which offers new episodes from ABC, Fox, and NBC the day after they air.Hulu’s on-demand service costs $8 per month with ads, or $12 for a mostly commercial-free experience, and is available on pretty much every streaming device.This still leaves you without current CBS programming, but you can add many of those shows with a CBS All Access subscription, which includes both a live network feed and on-demand episodes the day after they air.
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Mattel announced this week a new range of diverse Ken dolls -- slim Kens, husky Kens, Kens with new skin tones and corn rows and even one with a man bun.But it's also the company's latest attempt to capture relevance and sales for an on-again-off-again legacy brand and its characters, especially Ken, who has sometimes functioned as one of Barbie's most disposable accessories.When he does, it's linked to some new humiliation, like the scarf-wearing character in Toy Story 3 or when he was dumped (yes, dumped) by Barbie so she could take up with surfer doll named Blaine in 2004.The announcement came right before Valentine's Day that year -- and that year's annual Toy Fair, a key industry trade event.She took him back seven years later, also around Toy Fair and Valentine's Day -- and just in time for the release of a fancy talking Ken doll.The reunion came with the help of an online vote, an extensive social media campaign and some well-chosen partners.
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's leave of absence has turned into a full resignation.After multiple sexual harassment allegations, a bitter lawsuit accusing the company of stealing from Google, Kalanick personally arguing with a driver who complained about low wages, the uncovering of a secret program to evade police officers, the revelation of another secret program to spy on Lyft drivers -- we think you get the point -- five major Uber investors requested that the CEO immediately resign.Kalanick left the company on Wednesday morning but will stay on its board of directors.Does his departure mean all the problems will disappear?Listen to the podcast to get our thoughts on what could happen next.Also on today's show, we take a look at the OnePlus 5, the best phone you've never heard of.
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Think losing a toe in ancient Egypt meant you'd be forever without one?Not so, at least in one case.Egyptologists from Switzerland's University of Basel have since 2015 been studying what a press release calls an "ancient Egyptian elite cemetery" near Luxor, and one of its finds was small but big: one of the oldest prosthetic devices ever found, which served to replace the right foot's big toe and was made with incredible skill.The 3,000-year-old prosthesis was discovered in the upper-class tomb of a priest's daughter at plundered burial site Sheikh 'Abd el-Qurna and has now been re-examined.Not only is it attractive and functional, but "the mobility of the prosthetic extension and the robust structure of the belt strap" show it was made by an artisan who was "very familiar" with the human form.At the Conversation, Jane Draycott of the University of Glasgow notes prostheses have also been found in ancient Greece, and advancements in this field likely followed war as soldiers with missing extremities returned home.
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OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei says that the OnePlus 5 is the fastest-selling device in the Chinese company’s history.In a tweet last night following the phone’s official announcement, Pei jubilantly said: “The first numbers are in, the OnePlus 5 is our fastest selling device ever!”The OnePlus 5, which has a dual-camera setup, up to 128GB of storage and speedy Dash Charging, doesn’t go on sale until June 27th, so the Pei’s figures are based on pre-order numbers only.The phone has been available to pre-order globally for a few days, but OnePlus has also held several pop-up events to give early birds a chance to snap it up before everyone else.OnePlus hasn’t released any official pre-sale figures yet, but its early success sees the OnePlus 5 beating all of the company’s previous five smartphones, including the OnePlus 3T that launched in November 2016.You can read our full OnePlus 5 review to see the phone’s full spec list, but other highlights include the powerful Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, Android 7.1 and NFC.
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The rich aren't like you and me.They're arrogant, boorish, ignorant and, worst of all, tasteless.It's just unfair that you and I aren't rich, isn't it?Use its online stock-buying and you can become one of the people you despise.It's almost like a lottery ad, but with the dream of "you never know" being an utter nightmare.The first ad shows a lovely, poor man seeing how awful his rich boss is and how painfully nauseating those who have too much can be.
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Microsoft has teamed up with Accenture to provide legal digital identification to more than a billion people throughout the world who do not have any official documentation.During the second ID2020 summit in New York yesterday, both companies showed off a prototype version of this digital ID network, helping further the UN’s plan to get legal ID in place for everyone around the globe.The issue of undocumented individuals is a serious one, making it hard for people to prove who they are when seeking a variety of services, not to mention the difficulty it poses for travel between countries.Refugees in particular will be greatly helped by the development of this digital ID, enabling them to prove their identity even if their legal papers were destroyed or lost in a war or when fleeing a country.The digital ID network is being developed by the aforementioned companies utilizing blockchain technology, the same used for tracking bitcoin, and it will help bring about the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goal.Speaking about this, Accenture’s financial services practice managing director David Treat said, “Having a digital identity is a basic human right.”
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A couple of cases for the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are currently on sale — 50 percent off — on the Google Store.The clear case, which normally retails for $30, can now be yours for $15.It’s made from polycarbonate, has cutouts for all the buttons and sensors, and is quite light at 12 (Pixel) and 15 (Pixel XL) grams.If you want to add a little bit of color to your device, the other case that’s on sale might be more up your alley.It has a silicone exterior, a polycarbonate core, and is finished off with a microfiber interior.You can get it for $17.50, down from its original price of $35.
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Det finska företaget Varjo håller på att utveckla ett headset för mixed reality som man kallar för "20/20" och som ska gå att använda till både VR- och AR-upplevelser.Det som sticker ut med Varjos headset är den extremt höga upplösningen som Varjo själva valt att kalla för "human eye-resolution".Varjo 20/20 ska ha en upplösning på hela 70 megapixel vilket kan jämföras med de 1,2 megapixel som till exempel Oculus Rift och HTC Vive har.Synfältet är 100 grader i 20/20 vilket är precis samma som Rift och Vive har.Varjo, som betyder "skugga" på finska, har än så länge inte visat upp själva headsetet utan bara ett gäng med exempelbilder liknande de ovan.Under årets sista kvartal kommer man att börja leverera Varjo-produkter till proffsanvändare vilket antagligen innebär att prislappen kan bli förhållandevis hög.
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Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8, is still at least a few months out meaning if you want a new handset right now and insist on it being from Samsung, your best bet is the Galaxy S8.And now may be the best time yet to buy as Samsung is running some pretty incredible deals on its drool-worthy device.The Galaxy S8 typically starts at around $725 unlocked but as of writing, Samsung is taking $100 right off the top which brings the price down to $625.Here’s where it gets good – you can trade in any smartphone running Android or iOS that’s in “good” condition and knock an additional $200 off the cost of the phone.The requirements for a trade-in phone are as follows:Powers on and holds a charge;
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Efter den senaste tidens terrordåd i Europa har många politiker världen över, där ibland Storbritanniens premiärminister Theresa May, börjat lobba för att krypterade tjänster som Whatsapp och Facebook ska leverera metoder för att rättsväsendet ska kunna kringgå deras kryptering.Men nu har EU-parlamentet kommit med ett nytt lagförslag som vill förbjuda den här sortens bakdörrar.Enligt lagförslaget skulle medvetna bakdörrar till krypterade tjänster vara ett hot mot användarens integritet, och genom att förbjuda dem skulle användaren kunna vara säker på att deras data behandlas med största möjliga säkerhet.Om lagförslaget skulle gå igenom kan det med största sannolikhet även sätta käppar i hjulet för de länder utanför EU som vill ha bakdörrar, som Storbritannien och USA, då det skulle kräva att företagen gör specialversioner av sina tjänster för det specifika landet.Dock har flera tunga medlemsländer i EU, som Frankrike och Tyskland, tidigare uttalat sig positiva till bakdörrar i krypterade meddelandetjänster, så det återstår att se huruvida lagförslaget faktiskt kommer att gå igenom.
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Sedan flera år tillbaka har CIA haft möjlighet att spionera på utvalda måls internettrafik genom att hacka deras routrar.Uppgiften kommer från dokument som har läckts av Wikileaks, och har rapporterats av bland annat Appleinsider.Olika tidigare okända säkerhetsbrister har utnyttjats, och CIA har byggt upp en databas över routermodeller de kan ta sig in i. Det gäller tillverkare som Asus, Belkin, Buffalo, Dell, Dlink, Linksys, Motorola, Netgear, Senao och US Robotics.Men Apple och dess Airport-routrar nämns inte i listan.CIA kunde leverera hacket antingen via ett verktyg kallad Claymore eller via ”leverantörskedjan” – det vill säga installation av modifierad mjukvara någonstans mellan fabriken och kunden.I mars släppte Wikileaks en stor samling dokument som bland annat avslöjade CIA:s specialavdelning för att hacka IOS, vars försök överlag var misslyckade eller utnyttjade buggar som har fixats för länge sedan.
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Marin Software interviewed top digital marketing managers around the world to discover the trends, opportunities, and challenges they face in 2017.Download the report to learn the current state of the industry, plus expert tips and recommendations for success.Marketers’ top priorities for 2017.The ROI potential of different mobile strategies.The main reasons marketers miss out on revenue opportunities.How marketers can increase advertising performance by ~70%.
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Andra Farhad har blivit miljonär på aktiehandel och ligger bakom det populära instagramkontot Börshajen samt sajten Börshajen.nu.Där ebrjuder hon bland annat gratiskurser för privatpersoner om sparande och investeringar.Bolaget tjänar pengar genom att låta andra företag marknadsföra sig i Börshajens kanaler.Nu arbetar hon även med att bygga en ny aktieplattform och förra året fick hon in rekonstruktionsbolaget Frontoffice som delägare.“Man ska kunna lära sig att handla med aktier utan att ta för stora risker.Det vi bygger nu baserar jag på allt jag gått igenom, något liknande fanns inte när jag började”, sade Andra Farhad då.
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New facility in to open up next yearAmazon Web Services says it will launch a second dedicated cloud compute facility for the US government early next year.The more profitable part of Amazon's empire said the facility will serve government agencies and the contractors who work with them as a US East regional instance.It will go live in 2018 and, like its counterpart on the west coast, the exact location will not be released, for security reasons.The GovCloud program was launched by AWS in 2011 to provide a hosted cloud facility that could also comply with the strict security and regulation adherence that government agencies require of their IT projects.The GovCloud service is closed to the general public and is designed to comply with, among other things, the Department of Defense, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and international arms traffic regulations.
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In the midst of the downward spiral of the toys-to-life genre (Skylanders, Disney Infinity), Nintendo has managed to sustain interest in its continuously expanding line of Amiibo.Along with providing neat in-game functionality for a wide array of titles on Switch, 3DS, and Wii U, Amiibo have become much sought after collectables since they were first introduced in late 2014.With that being said, it’s not much of a surprise that Nintendo unveiled more Amiiboduring its E3 2017 festivities.To celebrate the upcoming launch of Super Mario Odyssey (October 27), Nintendo showed off wedding-themed Amiibo for Mario, Princess Peach, and Bowser.Although the circumstances of the wedding make it less than a jolly occasion (Bowser tries to force Peach’s hand in marriage), the stylish apparel makes these three Amiibo perhaps the coolest to hail from the Mushroom Kingdom thus far.When the second expansion for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches later this year, users will be able to pick up Amiibo for each of the four “Champions” in the game — Mipha, Daruk, Revali, and Urbosa.
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The Samsung Galaxy S8's fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.
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So you bought a electric drill?Oh, because you want to hang some framed photos.Why do you want to hang framed photos?Oh, to make your home more personal.Why is making your home feel more personal important to you?
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Skadeprogram för Android är ovanliga, men de existerar."Virus" i ordets riktiga bemärkelse finns inte, men trojaner av olika slag florerar framför allt i olika tredjeparts-appbutiker.Det bästa sättet att undvika dem är att hålla dig till Google Play Store.Om din mobil eller platta trots det skulle drabbas av skadeprogram kan du följa den här guiden för att starta den i säkert läge, ta bort adminrättigheter för appen, och till slut avinstallera den.Fungerar inte det går vi igenom hur du nollställer till fabriksinställningar för att bli av med skräpet för gott, även om det inte är en särskilt aptitlig lösning om du inte har backup på enheten.Innan vi kör igång är det bäst att upprepa oss: Det är inte speciellt troligt att din Android-enhet har drabbats av skadeprogram.
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