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p The smallest bug can be exploited to torment users and if you're still running an older version of Windows, you might be at risk.If you’re among the holdouts still sticking with Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you should be aware of a newly discovered bug that can bluescreen your system if you happen to visit an affected website.The issue is related to the way filenames are constructed and calls to mind a similar problem that affected users in the 1990s.Windows has long since employed several special filenames that refer to things other than individual files located on disk.The nature of these special filenames dictates that they need to be accessible from any location in the file system and they can cause the operating system to hang if they are not used properly.The special filename at the heart of this bug is $MFT, which is the name given to a particular kind of metadata file used in Microsoft’s proprietary file system, according to Ars Technica.
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p With only a year to go before the arrival of GDPR, Big Blue offers ways to help organisations to deal with the strict regulationsToday is exactly one year until the strict Global Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into effect across Europe.GDPR replaces the previous Data Protection Directive and has been designed to remove fragmentation around data privacy laws across Europe, as well as give citizens new powers to control their personal information.Silicon UK has provided an overview here of the impending regulations.GDPR was approved by the EU Parliament on 14th April 2016 after four years of discussion and will come into effect on 25th May 2018 for all businesses operating within the European Union.And the bad news is that research from Blancco Technology Group has revealed that the UK is significantly less prepared than its European counterparts.
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p Bulletin, the startup that describes itself as “WeWork for retail space,” is announcing that it has raised $2.2 million in seed funding.The idea is to give businesses — particularly online brands — access to brick-and-mortar retail space without the cost or commitment of a traditional lease.Those businesses can rent sections of a Bulletin store on a month-to-month basis.Within that space, they get to decide which products get sold, the pricing and how they’re displayed.The startup currently operates two locations, one each in New York’s SoHo and Williamsburg neighborhoods.The Williamsburg location was initially focused on home products, but it now houses Bulletin Broads, which co-founder and CEO Alana Branston said is selling “30 of our favorite female-run brands making products for and about women” — things like feminist T-shirts and pins and books.
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p Just one month after the Samsung Galaxy S8’s release, German hackers have already figured out a way around the phone’s iris recognition software.The Chaos Computer Club, a European hacker group, published its account of hacking the S8’s biometrics via a few simple tools such as a camera and a contact lens.It also showed video footage of the successful workaround.Here are the ingredients in the Samsung Sensor Scramble, if you ever want to make it yourself:One camera (ordinary point-and-shoot will do)One “Subject,” or hapless Samsung Galaxy S8 owner
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p If you’re a busy professional with a digital company, you’ve likely lamented a thousand times over where to focus your limited resources.To narrow your focus, we have to first get clear on what you’re after.This year, the number of worldwide email users will grow to over 3.7 billion, according to a 2017 report from The Radicati Group.According to Statista, social adoption will only increase to 2.95 billion by 2020 — still a far cry from email’s reach.Moreover, email lists need to be carefully refined to only reach the most interested and qualified prospects; that means you can’t just buy a list of digital addresses and expect your email blasts to turn a profit; emails lists must primarily include people who actually want to hear from you.This is quite the double whammy when you consider the challenges associated with building an email list and gaining new subscribers.
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p Just when you thought that there weren’t enough rugged smartphones to choose from along comes another!/p p NOMU has just been in touch with details of their new NOMU T10, the companies latest rugged Android smartphone that boasts the IP68 waterproof standard along with the promise that the T10 can survive daily 2 meter drops, so a perfect phone for the extremely clumsy./p p /p p NOMU has used s clever waterproof USB feature rather than fitting the phone with a traditional rubber cover and says that they have tested the T10 and found that it can survive for 2 hours at depths of uptown 1.2 meters.Not only will IP68 keep water out, but also dust too./p p /p Join GizChina on Telegram p Another neat feature that we don’t see on to many rugged phones is built-in multi-function touch.This special torch supports 4 modes including a standard flashlight with 2 strength modes, an SOS light and strobe light.
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p Garbage collection is an important profession but it’s not the most glamorous.As artificial intelligence seems to be integrated into every job, it’s about time AI help us clean up waste.Volvo announced last week that it has started testing a self-driving garbage truck in partnership with Swedish waste and recycling company Renova.Rather than entirely automating the task, the truck is designed to work alongside a trash collector, reversing from house to house to make garbage collection more efficient.“There is amazing potential to transform the swift pace of technical developments in automation into practical benefits for customers and, more broadly, society in general,” Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo Group, said in a statement.“Our self-driving refuse truck is leading the way in this field globally, and one of several exciting autonomous innovations we are working with right now,” he added.
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p Samsung is upgrading its Galaxy C series with follow-ups to last year’s Galaxy C5 and C7, but now we also have word that the company could be working on both a Galaxy C10 and C10 Plus as well.Both the C5 Pro and C7 Pro have been the subject of quite a lot of rumors to date, but now we have some official information: The company has quietly launched the Galaxy C7 Pro in China.We heard a few things about these phones and now we have some leaked photos that show off a few more features.Namely, it looks like the phones could be getting a Samsung Bixby button.The photos, which come from Ice Universe show the outer shell of the phone, also seem to show enough space for a dual camera.Galaxy C10:Dual camera, Bixby button pic.twitter.com/Mg0wD7m2RJ
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According to a review of the Jönköping county council, living the digital health clinics Tee and My Doctor is not up to the established guidelines for diagnosing strep throat and pneumonia.It is precisely in Jönköping Tee (NTL) and My Doctor (NTL) have partnerships with physical health centers, which is a requirement for operating a digital health clinic.also Read: the Compensation to the digital health centers can be cut in halfin the Past, digital health clinics received criticism from various quarters for having difficult to make the right diagnosis, because the meetings only take place via written communication or video link.In the Region of Jönköping review, which looked specifically at the diagnoses of tonsillitis and pneumonia, it turns out that the digital health clinics provide inaccurate forecasts in a majority of cases.Both the Tee and My Doctor has put the diagnosis of pneumonia in 40 cases each, and only one third of Krys patients have received the right treatment.
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more and more ceo in the world get fired for ethical reasons.for Example, in Western Europe, ceos are forced to leave during the last five years of the ethical error of 5.9% of cases, manifested in the consulting and auditing firm PwC report.in the Previous comparative period (2007 to 2011) the figure was 4.2%.in the united states and canada, the ethical reasons are Western Europe less frequently fired in the background, but there growth rate is faster.Public opinion has in the past more hesitant and more critical, and it doesn't give bad behavior very easily forgiven.zero tolerance is increasingly common, the release line.
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p Tipalti /p p Daniel DeVall always had an entrepreneurial spirit./p p When he was growing up he did a number of odd jobs for hisHe told Business Insider that this upbringing instilled in him a love for innovation and/p p DeVall, who served as Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo for two years, recently joined Tipalti, a California-based fintech
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p The Sims is one of the oldest games that I can recall being hyped to no end the same way No Man’s Sky was – primarily because of the depth of gameplay the title promised to deliver.But with The Sims, EA Maxis made good on its claim 17 years ago, offering plenty of options to customize characters and determine their fate in a virtual dollhouse-like world.And now, the game is coming to mobile.As in the best-selling original, you’ll be able to customize your Sim from head to toe and then some – including their personality traits and life goals.You’ll also get to build them a home and have them socialize with other Sims, build relationships and even follow their family over generations.Over time, you’ll score family Heirlooms that unlock hobbies and career options for future generations.
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p Power bank rental startup Mopo receives undisclosed angel round in millions of USD /p p Mopo /p p Founder: Ou Yangyang /p p Founded in: 2017 /p p Financing status: Angel financing round amounting to tens of millions in RMB (a few millions in USD) in 2017 /p p Power bank rental continues to be a catch in China, with several investors pouring lots of cash into power bank rental startups like Ankerbox and Xiaodian.Despite these startups receiving generous funds to boost their businesses across China, there are still many new competitors wanting to have a bite in the pie./p p Mopo is a new power bank rental startup that has partnerships with some business chains to deploy its power banks in their stores.These include restaurants, coffee houses, and so on.Unlike its competitors that placed large power bank rental outlets in cities, Mopo places smaller power bank rental outlets in its partners’ stores.Each Mopo outlet only contains five power banks that can be rented by users.
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When you get paid, part of your paycheck goes into something called FICA, the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, a tax that funds Social Security.Your money goes into a pot that pays the people who are currently receiving Social Security—maybe your parents or grandparents (or people on disability insurance).When you’re ready to retire in your 60s, you’ll apply for Social Security yourself, and you’ll be paid from this same pot.Right now, the issue is that Baby Boomers are retiring, which means we have a lot of retirees, which means we have a lot of money going out of that Social Security pot.If that’s not enough of a problem, we also have fewer workers funding Social Security at the same time.The Social Security Administration has a surplus they draw from when this happens.
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p Just a week after it was introduced (and confused the heck out of the Washington Post‘s writers), the threesomes app-cum-workplace romance app Feeld has been removed from Slack’s app directory.According to The Atlantic, Feeld founder Dimo Trifonov said the app was removed because it violated policy rules against apps that are “inappropriate for use in the workplace or that negatively impact the user experience on Slack.”Sure, an app specifically geared towards awkwardly revealing workplace crushes via bot might be inappropriate for use in the workplace, but removing it does take a little spice out of the Slack directory.It’s still available for Slack, but you have to get it the hard way or not at all: by downloading it from the Feeld website directly and manually installing it.
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Naturally, it has led to plenty of insanity that can multiply the game’s fun factor or increase its longevity.If you’re going to download any mods, download this first.There’s even a military bunker, apartment, and a garden area designed for festivities.It’s an interesting experiment that is certainly worth checking out for those interested in returning to the iconic Liberty City.It focuses on small details, like additional trees in places like Rockford Hills.When back in the long game, you can toggle the mod off with the press of a button and resume normal play.
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p The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not be renewing the terms of at least five scientists on its 18-member Board of Scientific Counselors, according to a Sunday night report from the New York Times.The Times wrote that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt would consider replacing those scientists with “representatives from industries whose pollution the agency is supposed to regulate,” according to J.P. Freire, a spokesperson for Pruitt.Although all the scientists being dismissed are at the ends of their three-year terms, appointees to the board are generally not seen as political actors and usually have their terms renewed.The dismissed scientists include Courtney Flint, a professor of natural resource sociology from Utah State University, and Robert Richardson, an environmental economist from Michigan State University.The Board of Scientific Counselors advises the Office of Research and Development on ways to improve the quality of its research and evaluates the work that comes out of that office.“Members of the board say they have reviewed the EPA’s scientific research on the public health impact of leaking underground fuel tanks, the toxicity of the chemicals used to clean up oil spills, and the effects of the spread of bark beetles caused by a warming climate,” the Times writes.
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Last night in New York, YouTube made an announcement of its own: the Google-owned online video platform will come out with six new original series that will be available exclusively on YouTube.Last year, the company debuted subscription service YouTube Red, which already has original content made by YouTube and its creators, but these new shows will be available only on YouTube's regular ad-supported site.Demi Lovato documents the writing and recording of her newest album in I Am: Demi Lovato.Ryan Seacrest (unsurprisingly) developed the talent competition Best.Cover.Ever, in which people submit covers of songs to compete for the chance to sing with a megastar.On the YouTube-creator side, Rhett & Link will produce a long-form version of their popular show Good Mythical Morning, while more slow-motion experiments from YouTube's The Slow Mo Guys will be documented in The Super Slow Show.Not only did YouTube executives highlight recent achievements at the event, but YouTubers and celebrities also came out with their stories of how YouTube changed their lives.
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p Tech reporters aren’t particularly known for their athletic prowess, but I think that if we had a favorite sport, it’d be ragging on PRs.Follow some on Twitter, and your feed will be filled with the latest PRFail.In fact, last month I sent out a mass-email to everyone who has ever pitched me, asking them to vent about how goddamn awful we are, and to tell the stories of journalists who had wronged them.It’s not tenable to give a personal response to every single one — it’s why I’ve taken to using canned responses with TextExpander.In that situation, I don’t blame the journalist for not responding; although perhaps a response of “your pitch is way off base and not a fit for me” might be a good reminder for the PR person to do their homework before pitching a journalist.This is always a risk, as Morey Altman of Ranky in Tel Aviv explained:
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p Introduction of Dynamics 365 boosts Microsoft’s cloud portfolio for customers in the UKMicrosoft has introduced its business management platform Dynamics 365 into its data centres in the UK, giving local businesses another way to drive their digital transformation efforts.Dynamics 365 is a cloud-based version of Redmond’s take on enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software, aimed at handling back office functions such as financials and logistics operations through to more customer facing marketing and field sales activity.The service joins Microsoft Azure and Office 365 in Microsoft’s UK cloud offering and is now generally available from multiple sites across the UK.“Since the launch of Dynamics 365, we have enabled thousands of organisations to digitally transform, moving from rigid and disconnected business infrastructures to modern, intelligent services that connect silos of data to help make better, faster decisions and deliver greater customer experiences,” said Chris Rothwell, Dynamics Lead at Microsoft UK.The security and compliance capabilities of Dynamics 365 mean local firms will be able to comply with the region’s data and regulatory requirements ahead of the introduction of Global Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) next year.
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