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A devastating flaw in Wi-Fi’s WPA security protocol makes it possible for attackers to eavesdrop on your data when you connect to Wi-Fi.Dubbed KRACK, the issue affects the Wi-Fi protocol itself—not specific products or implementations—and “works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks,” according to Mathy Vanhoef, the researcher that discovered it.KRACK (short for, uh, Key Reinstallation AttaCK) targets the third step in a four-way authentication “handshake” performed when your Wi-Fi client device attempts to connect to a protected Wi-Fi network.We go into greater detail about how particular devices are affected by KRACK in a dedicated section further below.For starters, the attacker can eavesdrop on all traffic you send over the network.The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team also issued this warning as part of its KRACK security advisory, per Ars Technica: “The impact of exploiting these vulnerabilities includes decryption, packet replay, TCP connection hijacking, HTTP content injection, and others.” HTTP content injection means the attacker could sneak code into the websites you’re looking at to infect your PC with ransomware or malware.
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Today, outside of evolutionary biology circles, the word itself has been commandeered to refer to the ever-expanding catalog of relatable image macros we reference and share far too often.Considering that a meme comprises a single image and a couple of phrasal templates, creating one is by no means a technical tour de force.It doesn’t take a genius, social theorist, or even a Philosoraptor to slap a relatable slice of life on a background image.You will need certain tools at your disposal to get the ball rolling, however.While some basic sites let you easily overlay text on an existing meme template, some lack the photo editing software necessary to crop and edit original photos.As the rise and fall of Quickmeme can attest, Reddit giveth and Reddit taketh away.
China
The Mate 10, mate 10 pro and other likely variants are the most anticipated phones from Huawei right now, and while we await these premium phones, Huawei wants its entry-level to budget fans to have something to rejoice about.The firm has now announced the Huawei Y6 Pro (2017) in Europe.The device is a more capable variant of the Huawei Y6 2017 which was announced earlier in the year.In what ways is the new entrant different from the Y6 2017?The Huawei Y6 Pro (2017) is now encased in a metal frame, powered by a Snapdragon 425 chipset, gets a rear fingerprint sensor and boots Android 7 Nougat out of the box.Aside from these variations, the Huawei Y6 Pro 2017 is essentially same as the Y6 2017 variant.
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Pi-Top, a London-based startup that (spoiler alert) creates Raspberry Pi-powered laptops, today announced its latest-generation model, which lets users hack on the popular single-board computer from virtually everywhere.The new Pi-Top laptop is based on the Raspberry Pi 3, which packs a quad-core 1.2Ghz ARM CPU, 1GB of RAM, and crucially, BlueTooth and Wi-Fi radios.In addition, it boasts between eight to ten hours of battery life (contingent on usage, and a large 14-inch 1080p screen.Arguably, the most interesting part is the device’s keyboard.At first glance, the Pi-Top looks like a conventional laptop.However, you can slide it out to reveal a tray, which exposes the device’s innards, and provides a blank canvas to build stuff on.
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The Sound of Vinyl, a record store and delivery service created by Universal Music Group, is now available in the US.The service, which has been available in the UK and Australia for a couple years, features over 20,000 titles from every major label as well as indies.As part of its US launch, the Sound of Vinyl is debuting a pretty ingenious discovery and delivery service that will give incumbent online record stores like Discogs a run for their money.The setup is pretty simple: when you give Sound of Vinyl your mobile number, it will text you with a “taste profile” quiz to determine what kind of records you enjoy.Once completed, the service will send you daily texts with album recommendations, complete with artwork and pricing.You can text back “like” or “dislike” to improve the recommendations, or “yes” to purchase the album, which will then be delivered to you within five to seven business days.
Sweden
To deliver it infrastructure and technology allows many.But the system which over time completely meets the functional requirements - it can not many deliver.the Truth is that suppliers today focus too much on sales of the advanced technology and too little on getting the customers to assure the quality of the same – this includes people, roles, and routines that demand.Our experience is that many it systems are purchased based on price, rather than on the basis of a validated design, and then afterwards gradually påbyggda and repaired.Genomlysningar of the architecture and security will rarely happen, when they occur, you will often find felkritiska components (single points of failure), even in safety-conscious Swedish operations.Read also: Here are the systems that "never" reach up in the cloud
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YouTube introduced a revamped website for its YouTube Creators program.New additions to the site include:Content from the @YTCreators Twitter feed and the YouTube Creator Blog.New sections, including one with detailed information about the Google-owned video site’s partner management program, which provides access to support.An interactive widget that indexes content from the YouTube Help Center.Master Class, which YouTube global head of marketing communications Alejandro Oropeza described as follows: “To celebrate the launch of the new Creators site, we’re releasing Master Class—a new series of videos from the Creator Academy.
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"Skeletal banding" is to coral what rings are to trees - and Australian scientists have discovered them in a species of coral that is critical to reef-building.The banding can show everything from how fast coral is growing and how old it really is (and how long it will live for) to what the environment was like in the past, and how the coral reacted to it.Created by changes in skeletal mineralogy and density as well as reproductive structures, this research is the first time these "rings" have been studied in tropical reef building species from the Great Barrier Reef."Variations in the spacing in between the bands may reflect a change in the environment.Understanding this could help us understand past or future climate change events and their impacts on the reef," said lab head Associate Professor Guillermo Diaz-Pulido.Image: Cross-section of P. onkodes under UV light (BX50 Olympus microscope), arrows point to bands of conceptacles in skeleton made up of two or more conceptacles rows on top of each other; b. Cross-section of P. onkodes under UV light, horizontal arrow point to conceptacles, vertical arrow points to stain mark indicating the start of the summer season.
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How it smells after it rains, the cardboard sleeve around your coffee cup and other things you didn’t know had names.Small but deadly: dollhouses that re-create real-life crime scenes.Lit Hub’s picks for the creepiest book covers of all time.And “Milk and Honey” and Instagram — that’s the recipe for the poet who’s outselling Homer — and other living bestselling writers.Photo: Do you know what that cardboard sleeve around your coffee cup is called?
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A security researcher this week uncovered special permissions in Uber’s app that allow the company to access new screen-recording features in iOS 11.Will Strafach, the researcher that uncovered the “entitlement,” said these features are normally off limits to app developers without special permission from Apple.To his knowledge, Strafach told ZDNet’s Zach Whittaker, Uber is the only third-party app granted such an entitlement.The specific permission, Apple expert and jailbreak author Luca Todesco told ZDNet, is known as “com.apple.private.allow-explicit-graphics-priority.” It allows developers to read and write to part of the iPhone’s memory that contains pixel and display data.He compared Uber’s access to that of giving app developers keylogging abilities for iPhone users.While dubious-sounding, the entitlement was in place before the release of iOS 11, and the company doesn’t appear to have been recording screens, nor would we presume it intended to at any point in the future.
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Pepins is one of the largest platforms for investments in unlisted companies.Now, take the Djurgården hockey the help of the company in order to take in upwards of 23 million, writes Dagens industri.Emissionskampanjen starts next week, and a quarter of the funding is already secured.the Purpose is to be able to grow faster, according to Jenny Silfverstrand, ceo of Djurgården hockey.Several well-known profiles within the tech and business sector wants to be involved and support their favorite team.According to data provided to the Di to hear the former prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to where as well as the venture capitalist Tommy Jacobsson.
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Here’s a quick rundown of the pros and cons of advertising with in-app ads versus on the mobile web.In absolute terms, the average adult in the U.S. is spending 2 hours and 25 minutes a day using mobile apps, a more than 10% year-over-year increase, compared to just 26 minutes on the mobile web.For advertisers wanting to reach consumers on mobile, mobile app advertising appears to be a safe bet.Publishers of mobile apps, as well as mobile app networks, have designed ad formats that are ideally suited to mobile apps.A few top apps dominateWhile consumers are spending nearly 85% of their mobile device time in mobile apps, that time is heavily concentrated in a few top apps.
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“I entered into this with eyes wide open, and knowing that I was more than likely going to be devoured up in there,” she says.He also read the organization’s URL— www.wholewomanshealth.com—out loud.“It was like he mockingly invited people to go to our site and mess with us and made sure our web address made it into public record,” says Amy Hagstrom Miller, the founder and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health.About a month later, hackers found and exploited a vulnerability in the Whole Woman’s Health blog, which gave them a backdoor to the entire website.Most of our patients find us online, so with no website and no Google advertising, it made day-to-day awareness nearly impossible.”After that attack, Whole Woman’s Health switched to a more secure hosting provider, and rebuilt every single page on its website, around 100 in all.
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A London-based drug scientists claims to have figured out how to create cocktails that won't leave the user with a hangover when they wake up after a hard night of drinking.And before anyone says anything, he's not just removed the booze and suggesting everyone drinks glorified glasses of fruit juice.Professor David Nutt has spent the past ten years experimenting with different substances to find something that mimics the effect of alcohol on the brain, but without damaging the liver in the process.He now wants funding for the final round of tests, with the overall goal of opening 100 different bars to sell the hangover-free cocktails to the masses.According to The Times the professor and his team, who work at Imperial College London, have narrowed their testing down to a final five compounds.All five will be submitted to the Food Standards Agency for testing, but according to Nutt there is some early evidence suggesting that they are fit for human consumption.
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Google today gave us a peek behind the curtain of “Lens,” the new image recognition AI inside the Pixel 2.Search what you see: to help you interact with the world around you, Pixel 2 comes with an exclusive preview of Google Lens.— Google (@Google) October 4, 2017When you use Google Lens — which they referred to as “Lensing it,” during the show — you can look up anything you see, from a movie rating to the designer of a particular print.Lens was originally announced at Google I/O earlier this year.At the time, it was described as being able to help the user understand what they were looking at through their phone’s camera.
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Marc Cieslak previews Assassin’s Creed Origins
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This is according to sources of Techcrunch.Regaind has developed an interface (API), which can be used to analyze the photos.the Company has previously received a statement of 400 000 euros from the Side of Capital, and it is not clear how much Apple had to pay for the operation.Read more: Green light for the Apple-store in StockholmApple commented the deal by saying that the company buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and one usually does not discuss their purpose or plans.Tekniksajten look at the deal as an opportunity for Apple to take advantage of Regainds technology in the Memories section of the Photos app on their iPhone.
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Job search failure is never uplifting, but the most worse I feel then, if you place the ”blood.”applying for a Job is mentally hard to do, because failure is more the rule than the exception.however, there Is one situation in which failure hurt the other situations more.It is a pattern, where mittens got people to compare themselves to other applicants.to Prove this, researchers recruited more than one hundred participants and divided them into three groups.in Each group was as planned always two kind of people, who followed closely the researchers guidance.
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Just look at the news this week for a glimpse of how much chaos fake news is causing.Facebook, Twitter and Google are being dragged before Congress to tell what they know about fake news, trolling and propaganda funded by the Russian government on those social networks.It appears that the Russian government bought hundreds of thousands of dollars in advertising on Facebook and Twitter aimed primarily at exacerbating existing social and political conflict within the United States.Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) pointed out this week that Russian troll farms are stoking both sides of the debate over NFL players protesting during games, urging Americans to join kneeling players in protest, and also to boycott the NFL over kneeling players.One recent tweet on a Twitter account called "Boston Antifa" came from a poster who apparently forgot to remove the location stamp.Buzzfeed reported this week on the rising readership of content farms based overseas in places such as the Philippines, Pakistan and Macedonia.
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And those games are perfectly aligned with the expectations that fans of Square Enix and Bethesda games have.While I am a huge sports fan, I’ve spent decades playing every RPG I could get my hands on and it wasn’t until I became a convincing virtual sports legend that I found what I was really looking for.The more we empathize with our characters the more important their world becomes to us.It is essential to the role-playing video game experience that players feel some form of ownership within the world they play in, usually this is accomplished through choice.Sports games take the idea of immersion to another level entirely, but have traditionally lacked any real choice.And since the graphics quality continues to increase the environments your characters play in are becoming ever-closer to photo-realistic.
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