Reginald Carson

Reginald Carson

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During World War II, about 200 concrete bunkers for Nazi soldiers were built along the Danish coast.Named after a German battleship, the bunker never saw military action.Nazi soldiers abandoned its construction in 1945.Architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) transformed the partially subterranean building into the Blåvand Bunker Museum, where visitors can learn about the history of WWII and the Danish West Coast.The Tirpitz Bunker's construction began in August 1944 in Blåvand, Denmark, located about 200 miles west of Copenhagen, and was expected to last a little over a year.Sources: The Guardian and Politiken
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Us president Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner as well as the former campaign manager of Paul Manafort was invited to be interviewed in Russian-his connection to the United states during the presidential elections.the Issue often write to the international media, such as CNN Money, Politico and the British broadcasting company BBC.Trump younger, Kushner and Manafortilta required clarification of their connection to the Russian authorities, in particular vimevuotisesta meeting with a Russian lawyer.Politicon, according to these high-profile hearings so far have a serious tribute to the legislators and Trump's allies in the confrontation between the Russian question.Trump's son and the Manafordin is due to give his testimony in the senate judiciary committee on Wednesday 26. July.Kushnerin should in turn talk to the intelligence committee as early as Monday 24. July.
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Time and again, we hear of incidents involving identity theft, stealing of account passwords, installation of malware from web sources, and even ransomware.All of these security breaches have a certain attack vector in common, and that is social engineering – when you’re tricked into clicking on a link you’re not supposed to, and when you open files or applications from dubious sources.It’s an easy mistake to make, especially when the website looks legitimate, but it’s also easy to avoid — if you know what SSL is.That’s SSL and it’s what will save you from becoming a victim of nefarious hacks.SSL is the standard implementation for establishing a secure and encrypted link between two points on the internet — say your computer and a web server.It has since been updated to SSL/TLS or Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security, but it is still known simply as SSL for simplicity.
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E-commerce has become ubiquitous in China since the mid-2000s, but flower e-commerce, a special vertical under the term, hasn’t blossomed until recently.China’s flower industry is expected to grow at an annual combined growth rate of around 20 percent with market size hitting hundreds of billion RMB by 2020, local media (in Chinese) has pointed out.Government and enterprises, however, have traditionally been the main buyers of flowers and flower arrangements.Government (33%) and enterprise (30%) flower consumption still represent a big chunk of the market, data from Daxue Consulting shows.But flower demand from individual customers has risen steadily to 37%As an indelible part of Chinese collective consciousness, flowers have always held a privileged position representing growth, prosperity, and fulfillment.
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Microsoft has teamed up with Johnson Controls to develop GLAS, a new thermostat with a sleek a translucent touchscreen that lets you adjust the temperature in your room, and monitor air quality and energy usage by tapping the display or issuing voice commands to its built-in Cortana assistant.With the inclusion of voice controls, GLAS is more like the Alexa-equipped Ecobee4 than a touch-only Nest.Microsoft hasn’t shared much more info than what you can see in the clip above, but it’s a clear sign that the company is intent on baking Cortana into more hardware products in the future (it’s already got a smart speaker to rival Amazon Echo and Google Home).We’ve contacted Microsoft to learn more and will update this post if there’s a response.Read next: Google takes on Android malware head-on with Play Protect
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But it turns out, there was a bubble, it was just growing slightly out of sight, in private start-up funding.And to make matters worse, today Blue Apron's nightmare is coming true, as Amazon launches its own meal-kit competitor.“On competition, we believe Instagram has become more aggressive in competing for SNAP's ad dollars,” the analyst note reads.One way to look at it is that two of the most high-profile tech companies to IPO this year are getting hammered by two tech giants that offer the very same products and services, but at scale.(For the record, that’s Amazon and Facebook, which owns Instagram.)Though bubble talk hit a crescendo last year, as far back as 2014, famous venture capitalists like Bill Gurley were already cautioning the public about a new incarnation of “the bubble,” aka, too much money pouring into the tech industry, just like in the dot-com era.
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While working as the senior program manager for Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program, which seeks to support independent development on the console, she worked closely with Kenny Roy, creator of forthcoming puzzle platformer I, Hope.Aimed at children affected by cancer, it’s the story of a girl who must help defend her island home against a mysterious sickness.Perez also supported the launch of We Love Chicago, a narrative game about multiracial communities living in the city’s urban areas, and right now, she’s helping out at the Xbox-sponsored Girls Make Games, a three-week summer camp dedicated to teaching young women how to code and create video games.“I think we need to back away from this focus on one type of consumer or one type of developer - some of my favourite gaming experiences come from really diverse creators.”The issue of diversity in gaming has been a hot topic in recent years – the industry, and its creations, traditionally the territory of young white men.At the E3 event in June, we saw a string of announcements featuring women and people of colour, including Assassin’s Creed Origins, Beyond Good & Evil 2, Star Wars Battlefront II, Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.
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Last Thursday, the US House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a hearing on agriculture technology and data utilization in Washington, DC in preparation for the next Farm Bill which will be drafted early next year.Congressman Rick Crawford (R) of Arkansas said “Farmers have a deep sense of mistrust where data is concerned around the idea of uploading their data into the cloud because there are no laws explicitly protecting that data.”Congressman Rick Nolan (D) of Minnesota added that farmers have a right to be skeptical because their data could easily be used for “manipulation of market.”At the same time, Witness Billy Tiller added that consumers are demanding a new level of transparency, and data is the only way to provide this throughout the supply chain.“If these millennials want their food to talk and they do, they want traceability, the only way we’re gonna get their food to talk is with connectivity all the way back to the field,” said Tiller.Witness Todd Janzen of Janzen Agricultural Law laid out three pain points for the growth of big data in farming: a lack of trust of agtech companies on the part of the farmer, the possibility of losing control of their own data when uploading to cloud-based storage, and a frustration with the complexity of the legal agreements they have to sign.
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Apple has put a strict freeze on updates for a number of popular VPN-based ad-blocking apps because they don’t comply with its App Store policy.The tech giant has said that these kind of apps directly violate point 4.2.1 of its App Store Developer Guidelines, which states that “Apps should use APIs and frameworks for their intended purposes and indicate that integration in their app description”.News of Apple’s crackdown came via Tomasz Kaperski, CTO of software company Future Mind, which produces the ad-blocking apps AdBlock, Weblock and Admosphere.According to MacRumours, Koperski submitted an update for its VPN-based ad-blocking app AdBlock for iOS, but Apple rejected the update.When Koperski appealed to the App Review Board, he was told that Apple is no longer allowing VPN/root certificate-based ad blockers on the App Store, and will not approve updates of existing ad blockers that use those same techniques in the future.It also told Koperski that Safari content blockers, introduced in iOS 9, will be the only Apple-supported ad blockers permitted in the App Store – although they’ll obviously be limited to use in the Safari web browser.
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Italian operator TIM is set to upgrade mobile networks in San Marino to 5G starting later this yearSan Marino, most famous for its heavy defeats in football and appearances at the Eurovision Song Contest, is set to acquire a new claim to fame – the first 5G state in Europe.The country as agreed a deal with TIM to become a testbed for the next generation of mobile networks, allowing the Italian operator to refine its 5G blueprint and for the government to gain access to new applications that will benefit its economy and society.Work on upgrading network architecture to 4.5G will introduce some 5G technologies, such as carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO and cloud architecture will start at the end of this year and small cells will be installed in piazzas and streets shortly after.The number of mobile masts will also be doubled to increase network density across the 61 square km microstate, which is completely surrounded by Itakly.The government will work with universities, hospitals, industry and local transport networks on smart city applications and other initiatives such as virtual reality (VR) software to boost tourism.
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Following the news that Oculus is apparently set to release a standalone virtual reality headset codenamed Pacific for $200 (about £150, AU$260) in 2018, a new report claims the Facebook-backed VR giant actually has plans for multiple standalone headsets.According to Ars Technica, the company is exploring various options for a ‘spectrum’ of standalone headsets in the future.By standalone, Oculus means products which don’t need to be hooked up to a PC or smartphone, because they’ll have their own built-in processor (a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip is what powers the Pacific).This obviously adds more weight to the prospect of seeing a Pacific headset next year, and indeed Oculus mentioned that it’s working on standalone devices which fully support positional tracking (something Pacific doesn’t do, and that’s its major limitation).Presumably, the firm was referencing its Santa Cruz offering there, a headset with full motion tracking which is currently well underway with prototyping.Given the use of the word ‘spectrum’, it’s seemingly the case that there are more planned headsets in the pipeline than the aforementioned two.
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How else can we explain our unquenchable thirst for handsets that are curvier, slimmer, and “glassier” than previous versions, despite knowing full well those attributes also make them more fragile?The Samsung Galaxy S8 may look stunning, with its edge-to-edge screen and curved glass back, but it’s almost certainly more prone to cracking from a drop than the plasticky Galaxy S5 with chunky bezels.Smartphone maker Blackview, based in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, is banking on there still being consumers out there who value durability above all else with its new device, the BV8000 Pro.With a thick bumper on each end of the device and a black kevlar back that looks like it came from Batman’s costume, there’s no mistaking the intent of the BV8000 Pro’s design – to survive drops.This much protection adds quite a bit of bulk to what is a small-screen device (5 inches), but the fit in the hand is still comfortable.Watch the BV8000 Pro survive being dropped
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In a new letter, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has answered some questions posed months ago by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) about the agency’s policies when it comes to searches of digital devices at the border.However, that letter appears to have raised even more questions.As Ars reported previously, there is a very broad exception to the Fourth Amendment at the border that allows officials to conduct warrantless searches.If your device is locked or encrypted and you refuse to assist agents’ attempts to open it, the device can be seized.The recently published letter from CBP reiterated what federal officials have said before: electronic border searches are extremely rare, and the government claims the legal authority to compel assistance to open a device (including forcing someone to hand over their password).But it also distinguishes between data held on the phone and data held in the cloud.
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Underhåll är inte ett nödvändigt ont utan ett avstamp för en effektivare verksamhet och ska snarare ses som en investering än en kostnad.– Underhållsfrågan representerar en slumrande potential i svensk industri, det finns möjlighet att få ut högre volym och bättre kvalitet ur produktionen, menar Magnus Windhede, ansvarig för EAM expertcenter på Prevas.Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics och Cloud-lösningar möjliggör både användarvänliga och skalbara lösningar för en detaljerad överblick av hela underhållsbehovet.Lyft in underhållet i den operativa verksamheten, flytta fokus från reaktivt – ovälkommet – underhåll till ett proaktivt och förutsägbart underhåll.Det är inte något mystiskt eller svårt, det finns mängder med bra exempel, men det gäller att lyfta medvetenheten.– Vi har en pedagogisk utmaning i kommunikationen med de kunder som drar ett likhetstecken mellan att de har ett underhållsbehov och att vi säljer underhållssystem, säger Magnus Windhede, ansvarig för EAM expertcenter på Prevas.
Finland
the media house Alma Media raised its full-year earnings guidance.the Company now estimates that adjusted operating profit will grow clearly from last year's 35.2 million.Previously, the company provided guidance adjusted operating profit to increase from last year.net Sales the company estimates still remain at last year's 353 million level.according to the Company profit growth in the background is Alma Markets business segment, especially the overseas recruitment business with continued strong sales.Also in the domestic business profitability has improved since the restructuring and streamlining measures.
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Kiina aikoo kiristää internetin käyttörajoituksia ensi vuonna.Maan hallitus vaatii tietoliikenneoperaattoreita estämään virtuaalisten erillisverkkojen eli VPN-verkkojen käytön helmikuuhun 2018 mennessä.VPN-verkot ovat olleet yksityishenkilöiden ja yritysten keino päästä verkkosivuille, joille pääsyn Kiina on estänyt.VPN-verkon avulla verkon palomuuri voidaan kiertää reitittämällä verkkoyhteyden ulkomaiden kautta.Kiinassa estettyjen sivustojen joukkoon kuuluvat esimerkiksi sosiaalisen median sivustot Facebook ja Twitter, Googlen sivustot sekä monet ulkomaiset uutissivustot.Kiinan johto on asettanut vaatimuksen valtio-omisteisille tietoliikenneoperaattoreille China Mobilelle, China Unicomille ja China Telecomille.
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You've probably stumbled into one of the playlists at the opportunity.Peaceful Piano, the Piano In The Background, Deep Focus, or Ambient Chill.the Playlists containing the instrumental works made by musicians you probably never heard of before.It is musiksajten Music Business Worldwide that identified over 50 artists at this type of Spotify playlists that seem to lack identity and connections to other musikplattformar.Artists who have absolutely no presence on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Soundcloud – but still managed the feat of getting millions of plays on Spotify.Is the Spotify themselves own the music and thus have begun to compete with the record companies – their own partner?
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Every year, LG boasts about how it’s bringing premium features to budget-friendly phones.That started with the K and then the X series in 2016 and now LG is doing it again with a new Q series.But rather than starting with “1”, the pioneering models of this new line are the Q6 triplets, the LG Q6, the LG Q6+, and the LG Q6α (alpha).And if that number reminds you of the LG G6, that’s by no means an accident.The LG G6 is definitely defined by its screen, especially considering its other specs don’t really stand out from this year’s flagships.That’s also practically what will define these three LG Q6’s.
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Oukitel U22 is one of the first 4 camera smartphones on the market and maybe that’s the reason why it got chosen by the Aliexpress Tech Discovery channel to be featured as one of the products for the week.And with comes a flash deal promo so from July 11th to July 18th you can get the phone in 2 color variants for just $69.99.Main feature of the phone can be easily attributed to the presence of dual-lens cameras both rear and front and even though it’s still a budget device it can offer solid photographic skills.Rear cameras are 13MP+2MP sensor combo while the front selfie cams have 8MP+2MP at their disposal.Besides the four cameras Oukitel U22 is running the 3G enabled MT6580A quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage with expandable independent microSD slot, dual SIM slots, 5,5-inch display with HD resolution and 2700 mAh battery.
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More than three quarters of Australian telecoms customers say they are happy with their service – but the figure is down on the previous quarter.The figures come from the latest Telecommunications Customer Satisfaction Survey, from the Communications Alliance.The research, conducted alongside Roy Morgan Research, found a similar number (74%) were satisfied when it came to the ease of contacting their provider, while more than four in five (83%) had no complaints when it came to understanding their monthly bills.Customer satisfaction with the information provided on telecoms products was at 82%.This is where the good news ends, however.When it came to handling complaints, the satisfaction figures continue to go down, to 60%.
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