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Robert Pedigo

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How do you make an all-in-one desktop stand out against the Apple iMac?That seems to have been Dell's thinking in creating the XPS 27, a monster all-in-one with a whopping 10 speakers - pretty much making it the go-to single box PC for audio pros.Or does it still pale in comparison to the iMac?Read on to find out.Sit down in front of the XPS 27 and you'll be staring down the barrel of six forward-firing speakers.Four handle the mid-range and bass frequencies, and two are dedicated tweeters for high-end notes.
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If you re trying to get your finances straight and you re completely intimidated with the work ahead, take it one step at a time.Commit to just fifteen minutes of financial literacy a day.It doesn t seem like much, but making a daily habit of learning about money gets you more comfortable with the topic.Not only do you learn a little bit about personal finance over time, but the habit also keeps your money goals front of mind.Personal finance site Freedom Is Groovy explains:Read at least one personal finance blog post or one page from a personal finance book.
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Snapchat s parent company is rolling out an update that aims to improve discovery of not only friends, but publishers, groups, and stories on its app.Select Android users will see a search bar located at the top of the app, and over time everyone will gain access to this feature.With quite a few options already available on Snapchat, from sending messages to friends to posting, adding filters and stickers, viewing publisher stories, and more, the app may have become a bit too complex for some users.In an effort to alleviate this, Snap has added a search feature that it believes will facilitate a faster and easier experience.Using the search bar isn t that complicated: Type in the name of a user you want to find more information about.When results are displayed, there will be a card you can tap on to chat directly with them, another to view their story full-screen, or you can simply press and hold on a card to see their mini-profile.The search also works for finding specific publisher stories and whatever has been shared in Our Stories.Having a search bar could also impact engagement for publishers, brands, and celebrities, especially in the realm of discovering versus active following.
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The PlayStation VR excels at many things, but unlike the Oculus Rift it doesn t have built-in headphones.You do get little earbuds in the box, but they aren t amazing.You can bring your own headphones to the party, but the PSVR s chunky headband will rule out many models.The neat solution would be a headset built specifically with the PSVR in mind, and that s where the Plantronics RIG 4VR comes in.Plantronics RIG 4VR – Design and FeaturesThe biggest challenge in designing anything for the PlayStation VR is getting it to fit around that massive headband.
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Cloudflare issued its biannual transparency report yesterday, detailing the government requests for user data it received during the latter half of 2016.Many tech companies make regular disclosures about these types of requests in an effort to be more transparent with their users, and, following the passage of the USA Freedom Act, more and more of these disclosures include national security letters.Cloudflare s latest transparency report reveals that the company received a national security letter back in 2013 — and includes a chilling story about how NSL gag orders have kept the public and politicians in the dark about the FBI s use of secret subpoenas.The FBI issues national security letters in secret, without judicial approval, in order to compel tech companies to reveal information about their customers.But, thanks to legislation passed last year, the gag orders that accompany NSLs can no longer be indefinite — which means companies like Cloudflare eventually get to talk about them.The gag order on Cloudflare was lifted in mid-December, and although the company could reveal the specific user whose account was requested, it chose not to.
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Instagram competitor and visual arts technology company VSCO has closed up shop in New York and laid off all staff, TechCrunch has learned and the company confirmed.The decision was made in order to centralize staff at the company s Oakland location, its main headquarters.VSCO also has an office in Denver, Co., which was added when it acquired the Denver-based printing shop, Artifact Uprising.Its website currently lists job openings for both its Denver and Oakland locations.Some New York staff were offered opportunities to relocate, we re told, but it s unclear how many will be making the move.VSCO has not said how many staff were working in New York at the time of closure or what percentage of the workforce the layoffs represent.
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This view is near the tapiola development manager role in December, started a, Harri Aho.Aho has an ambitious goal to change the traditional insurance company an agile player, which the insurance product instead of selling clients services including wellness and health maintenance.Now, digitalisation and diagnostic development, as well as people live longer require the industry to change."let's even the yank market: there are already sold services that people undergo, at regular intervals, large-scale studies.This is the direction in which the world is moving, whether we like it or not", Aho says.the Serious diseases found in the early stages is one of the major goals in the field.
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But it s not just call center staff, factory/warehouse workers, and drivers that face being replaced by robots, it s fast food workers, too.A survey from last year found that millennials preferred interacting with a machine than a person when ordering from restaurants, but a KFC in China is taking things one step further.The outlet has teamed up with the Google of China, Baidu, to develop facial recognition technology that claims it can predict a customer s order just by analyzing their features.Brave patrons stand in front of the machine, located at a KFC within Beijing s financial district, and a camera will determine their sex, age, appearance, and mood.A press release from Baidu, via The Guardian, said a male customer in his early 20s would be offered a set meal of crispy chicken hamburger, roasted chicken wings and coke , while a female customer in her 50s would get a recommendation of porridge and soybean milk for breakfast.If the machine offers up something you don t want, which apparently happens quite often, customers can pick from a list of alternatives on the screen.
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U.S. President Barack Obama at his final news conference of 2016 in the White House in Washington D.C. last December.Barack Obama ends his eight-year tenure as U.S. president in a couple of weeks, but he might not be out of a job for long.Music streaming service Spotify has posted a job with the title President of Playlists , which seems perfectly suited to Obama.The role requires someone with a Nobel Peace Prize, which of course Obama won in 2009.Also, knowing famous artists is a plus.Have good relationships with a wide range of artists and musicians.
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File photo - A woman walks past an information board showing a picture of the villa that served as the headquarters for Nazi Germany's "euthanasia" programme in Berlin, July 9, 2013.Starting in the spring of 1939, the Nazi regime systematically killed at least 200,000 mentally and physically disabled people that it deemed as life unworthy of life at secretive euthanasia camps spread across the Reich.In a precursor to the horrors carried out at their concentration camps during the Holocaust, Nazi authorities would lure patients taken from mental hospitals into a shower room at the euthanasia centers and kill them by carbon monoxide poisoning.The patients bodies would then be either cremated or dissected to be studied by the Reich s scientists, while their families were given bogus death certificates listing a fictitious cause and date of death.HOLOCAUST ESCAPE TUNNEL FOUND: PRISONERS DUG WITH SPOONS TO ESCAPE NAZIS We want to find out who the victims were, uncover their biographies and their fates, and as such give them part of their human dignity back and find an appropriate way of remembrance, Heinz Wa ssle, an emeritus director of the neuroanatomy department at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany, told Science Magazine.
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ModulAlpa began making 35 mm cameras in the early 40's and now they release one of their mellanformatskameror in;.Made from rosewood, comes with Rodenstock/Alpa HR Alpagon 5,6/70 mm lens, Alpa/Linhof 6x9 film, and an Alpa-viewfinder.Thanks to the modular system it is based on, you can easily put on a digital back and use the camera in 70 years.Why not have a completely separate vädermätningsstation?Bloomsky sky 2 is great as a golf club and takes a picture of the sky with his hd-camera every five minutes while it measures the temperature, humidity and barometric pressure.There is also an additional additive which can measure the current uv-radiation, wind speed and direction and rainfall.
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Det fungerar allvarligt talat helt okej.I själva verket har jag inte något principiellt emot förändringar.Det är förändringar till det sämre jag inte gillar.Ett exempel gäller hur man skapar genvägar till program i Windows 10.Det finns andra lösningar för att skapa genvägar, men varför har man tagit bort ett sätt som fungerat bra i en himla massa år när det inte orsakar problem för någon annan ny funktion?Den nya Startmenyn är sannerligen en hemsk skapelse.
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London sport research according to which the cool winter months running strain your body less than during warm weather by running.the researchers tested the running conditions of 22 degrees and a british winter conditions in eight degrees.the Test subjects ran in both circumstances 10 miles in 40 minutes.the researchers followed the runner's heart rate and blood lactate values.the Test was used in the Finnish Polar heart rate measurement devices, such as the Reuters video shows.St. Mary's university professor John Brewer, according to the cool conditions to run in can their performance improve considerably when the dehydration is less.
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As you re all aware, CES 2017 is well underway and, just like any other year, there s an array of extreme TVs to fawn over.The boys and girls at HiSense certainly aren t shying away with the company s flagship 2017 model, a 100-inch Laser 4K HDR television-cum-projector.The $13,000 around £10,500 100H10D bundle includes a short-throw projector which connects to the display via HDMI, while you ll also get a 5.1 channel sound system that includes a subwoofer and two rear speakers.To us that appears to be a pretty decent deal, given 4K projectors start at around $10,000.The bundle, which will only be on sale in the US at least for now , promises wide colour gamut and 300 nits of brightness.That can't match most LCD TVs, but will be enough to illuminate a well-lit room.
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MoreLogo of Didi Chuxing is seen at its headquarters building in Beijing, China, May 18, 2016.SAO PAULO Reuters - Didi Chuxing, China's largest ride-hailing company, is leading a group investing more than $100 million in Brazilian on-demand taxi and ride sharing company 99, the companies said on Wednesday.Under the terms of the investment, Didi will gain the rights to nominate a member of 99's board of directors.In return, Didi will provide "strategic guidance and support."Executives at 99 and Didi were unable to disclose the precise amount of the investment, how big a stake in 99 the group is acquiring, or the identity of the other investors.Didi Chuxing said it has nearly 400 million users across more than 400 cities.
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Di Digital could in november to tell you that the previous fotbollsproffset Rami Shaabans companies and it-millionaire Thord Wilkne were among the investors to fakturatjänsten Billogram NTL picked up 13 million.the Valuation then was not known.But according to the documents now submitted to the companies registration office: investment to a score of 271 Million, which represents an increase of 36% compare with in september, when the Aggregate Media changed the advertising space against the equity in the company.the Breakit was the first to report on the Billograms score.Read more: Fotbollsstjärnans fund management companies investing in the BillogramStockholmsbolaget want to take the invoice from transaction to relationship by sending invoices, which they see as the interfaces towards the customer.
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TCL's Roku TVs have been gaining in popularity throughout North America.TCL announced Tuesday at CES 2017 that it's escalating its push into North America this coming year with 25 new-to-the-market TVs from the company s improved C-, P-, and budget S- series.The biggest news is that all C- and P-series TVs will feature Dolby Vision for color and contrast optimization on a scene-by-scene basis frame-by-frame is possible rather than once at the beginning of a movie, as with HDR 10.Dolby Vision can also provide better dark detail than HDR10 on sets with limited brightness.It also requires that a vendor pay royalties for the tech.DolbyDolby Vision HDR increases contrast and color, though by how much depends on the TV s native capabilities.
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Way back in the summer of 2013, former Reg man Jack Clark took one for the team by surviving on nothing but Soylent for seven nightmarish days and wrote up his experiences so that others wouldn't have to endure the same.It was enough to keep me firmly in the cynics camp, but three-and-a-half years later, here I am; not with Soylent, but with Blighty s own food-gloop, Huel.It s been a tricky couple of years up here in my little patch of the Highlands, with long-term health problems and a marked lack of energy frequently sticking a spanner in the works.When I first heard about Huel I felt the concept was repugnant at worst, but further research allayed my cynicism a little.The ingredients include oats, pea & rice proteins and flaxseed.My fear of uncontrollable, cacophonous farts has not yet come to bear any fruit, as it were.
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LAS VEGAS — Smart devices have a problem.But a new class of device is rising to combat this trend, and it's on full display at CES 2017.Late last year the term "botnet" became a buzzword thanks to a major cyberattack on Dyn, one of the companies that provides some of the basic infrastructure of the internet.Hackers were able to employ a network of infected smart devices — thermostats, security cameras, routers and who knows what else — from all over the world — to act as one in a DDoS attack, which crippled many well-known services, including Twitter.Collectively, all those infected gadgets compose the Mirai botnet, and it's still out there, laying dormant until it's commandeered for its next attack.It was able to come into being because of lack of any kind of security standard for Internet of Things IoT devices, many of which are easily infected if their default settings aren't changed by the consumers who own them.
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So here are some dumb haikusTo help ease the painAnd two days after BlackstarThe whole world mourned himGoogle s DeepMind shocked the worldOr is it rose gold?
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