Scott Siebenaler

Scott Siebenaler

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the security conference Black Hat is now held in the united states, and during the conference's final day featured the Google security team for Android their latest discovery – the advanced spyware Lipizzan.According to Google, they have managed to tie the Lipizzan to the israeli security company, Equus Technologies, who on his Linkedin page say they are developing special solutions for the intelligence services and the judiciary.at the time Of writing, however, seems not the program infected very many devices, but Google has only found the virus in 20 applications in around 100 phones.But despite few infected machines are Lipizzan an advanced spyware that manages to circumvent Google's security features by working in two steps.First, load the program home in an application, without any malicious code.When the app is installed start the stage two when the malicious code is downloaded, disguised as a verification process for a license.
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Twitter reported today that it failed to increase the number of users during the second quarter and revenue slid as the company’s attempt at a reboot seemed to hit a wall.In its latest earnings release, the company said that “monthly average usage” was 328 million for the second quarter.In a shareholder letter, the company credited new product developments with increasing MAU from a year ago.But it blamed the lack of growth from the last quarter on “lower seasonal benefits and other factors.”Just as troubling, the company reported $574 million in revenue, a drop of 5 percent compared to the same period one year ago.The revenue slump follows an 8 percent drop in the first quarter, which was Twitter’s first ever year-over-year revenue decline.
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It might seem like photographer Mike Olbinski is always at the right place at the right time to capture Mother Nature’s fury.But for his latest film, Pursuit, he actually spent three months driving across 10 US states to capture this amazing timelapse footage, chasing storms and weather patterns for over 28,000 miles.Recorded using a pair of Canon 5DS R cameras which feature a 50.6-megapixel sensor customized for preserving fine details for sharper images, Olbinski captured over 90,000 photographs to create these timelapses.In other words, he wasn’t always in the right place at the right time, but if you keep your camera pointed at the skies, you’ll eventually capture something spectacular.
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Open your smart home to everyone who lives there with this Logitech Pop Home Switch Starter Pack, which is currently 21 percent off on Amazon.These smart home switches free you from app-only control so you can use smart home devices with just the push of a switch.The smart switches control multiple smart home devices wirelessly, allowing anyone in the home to use them.Turn individual and groups of smart lights on or off, or preset brightness, warmth, and color levels with just the press of a button.The system works with Philips Hue, LIFX, Insteon, and Lutron lighting, and can control music, locks, and more.The smart system also works with Sonos, Smarthings plugs and dimmers, WeMo, August locks with August Connect, and various remotes including the Harmony Pro, Harmony Elite, Harmony Companion, Harmony Hub, and other hub-based Harmony remotes.
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The fear of technology replacing human workers has been around since the industrial revolution – some would say earlier – but in today’s world of AI and automation, the threat of machines taking what are traditionally human jobs feels larger than ever, especially with the development of self-driving cars.But at least one country - India – is seeking to protect its workers by banning the vehicles.As nations around the world look to introduce regulations in preparation for autonomous cars hitting the roads, India won’t be welcoming the technology.The country's minister for Road Transport, Highways, and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, said: "We won't allow driverless cars in India."We won't allow any technology that takes away jobs.In a country where you have unemployment, you can't have a technology that ends up taking people's jobs," Gadkari added.
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It works seamlessly with the iPhone, is quite a stylish device, is water-resistant (for those who want to swim with it), and offers excellent fitness tracking capabilities.Of course, it’s not the only wearable around — there are some other extremely capable devices out there, and some of them might be more suitable to your needs.Like, for example, the Fitbit Blaze, which is far cheaper than the Apple Watch, and also offers some great fitness tracking features.And which one should you spend your hard-earned money on?1.58 x 1.58 x 0.31 inch1.52 x 1.31 x 0.45 inch
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After comparing Intel's new Core i7-7800X and AMD's Ryzen 5 1600 in productivity workloads, we're back by popular request to learn whether Intel still takes the cake when it comes to high-end gaming.This wouldn't be a proper showdown without at least two dozen games so we've included 30 for good measure, all of which were played on the GTX 1080 Ti at 1080p.Being that there's no point in using GPU-limited scenarios to gaming performance of CPUs, we didn't feel the need to gather results for 1440p or 4K.Both the i7-7800X and R5 1600 systems were configured with DDR4-3200 CL14 memory, however, the Intel system was equipped with 32GB whereas the Ryzen system only had 16GB.Please note that this shouldn't impact the results and for whatever it's worth, there's a reason why I've done this: I don't have a 32GB 3200MHz kit yet that works with Ryzen.As we proceed, it's worth keeping in mind that the 7800X currently costs $415 (but has an MSRP of $390) while the 1600 is retailing for just $215, so almost half the price, not to mention that the AM4 platform also costs significantly less than Intel's LGA2066.
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One of the biggest knocks against the DC Extended Universe has been its general lack of vibrant colour compared to the comic books.In exchange for gritty realism, the DCEU—especially its costumes—come across as unsaturated and dour.That’s a shame because, up close, the League’s costumes look great.Last night, Warner Bros. and DC unveiled a series of replica costumes from the upcoming Justice League movie that showcased every painstaking detail that went into bringing the characters to life.It’s one thing to see the costumes in motion on a screen in a trailer—you know what you’re looking at even though you’re not taking it all in.But it’s another thing when you actually get a chance to pore over the geometric complexity of Aquaman’s chest armour or the intricate latticework that makes up Cyborg’s abdomen.
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Apple may have been fairly quiet about its Clips app since the iPhone video editing tool went live in April, but it’s getting a big update today.Clips 1.1 is available to download in the App Store, but if you bought an iOS device recently you well already have it.Launched alongside, rather than replacing iMovie for iOS, Clips was intended to address the concern that its existing video editing tool was a little too serious and fairly complex.The result was a combination of artificial intelligence and facial recognition that, together, could pick out the best parts of video clips and cook them up into a more entertaining whole.Clips also introduced voice-to-text, giving the ability to add text captions simply by speaking them to the app.Throw in emoji, speech bubbles, and background music, and the idea was that this was the video tool Millennials would go made for.
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Android often makes the news for being the mobile platform that’s most susceptible to malware.But that doesn’t mean that iOS is completely safe.In fact, it turns out that hackers can take over your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and control it without your knowledge.So you’d better update your device to the latest iOS version, which was just released.Even your brand new iPhone 7 is a potential target, so don’t think that just because it’s fresh hardware, it can’t be attacked by malicious individuals.Apple says on its support pages that iPhone 5 or later, iPad 4th generation or later and iPod touch 6th generation are all affected by this serious bug.
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While ostensibly a full sequel to the surprise hit team shooter released for Wii U back in 2015, at times it feels more similar in approach to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.Like Deluxe, released for Nintendo Switch in March 2017, Splatoon 2 can seem like a glorified spit and polish, taking an already great game that many missed due to its Wii U exclusivity and repackaging it for the far more popular Switch.The difference is that Deluxe, with its improved battle mode and all original DLC included as standard, was framed as a refresh.In multiplayer – which we've only tested in controlled beta tests, and will be updating this review to reflect performance under real world conditions – Splatoon 2 offers the same four modes as the previous entry.Turf War continues to be the main event, where teams battle to cover the most territory in their respective colour ink, while Splat Zones (fight to control specific areas), Tower Control (seize a moving, automated tower and fend off enemies until you reach their goal) and Rainmaker (escort a totem to a goal point at the enemy team's base) all return.There are some tweaks that high level players will notice, and the latter three modes are now ranked individually, but there are few real surprises.
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An UberEats courier's response to a customer is lighting up the Internet after it was posted on Twitter.When couriers bring food to a customer's house, they usually text or call the intended recipient to let them know they've arrived.This recipient wanted to make sure the courier was at the front door, so he asked them."No I'm on top of the building, I just landed my helicopter" came the snarky reply.This likely isn't standard practice for UberEats couriers.The Uber Support Twitter handle replied to the tweet, saying "That's definitely not ok," and asking the Twitter user to Direct Message the email address for a follow-up.
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The US chipmaker lost an appeal against a $660,000-a-day penalty that could be imposed upon it by the European Commission, Reuters reported on Monday.Qualcomm could incur a daily fine amounting to 580,000 euros (nearly $669,000) for failing to submit documents requested by the Commission, which had charged the company for employing unfair, monopolistic practices to beat its British rival, Icera.In a court filing seen by the publication, Qualcomm said the request involved an extensive amount of work and incurred financial costs estimated to be no less than three million euros ($3.45 million).The appeal was dismissed by court president Marc Jaeger, who said Qualcomm "does not claim that its financial viability would be at risk or that its market share could be affected substantially.""Furthermore, it does not give any explanation as to why it would be impossible to seek compensation for the alleged financial costs it would suffer by answering the questions," he added.Over the years, Qualcomm has been found guilty by courts in China and South Korea for monopolising the industry, and was slapped with fines amounting to almost $1 billion in each country.
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Amid the various digressions and riddles presented in each new episode of Twin Peaks, you’d be excused for openly wondering on occasion just what exactly this show is about — not just narratively, but thematically.While there are many angles you could take — the town of Twin Peaks itself, beset by substance abuse, could be read as a requiem for small town America — one of the most prominent strains in the show, both in the original run and the new, is the presentation of evil.The episode begins with Richard Horne (Eamon Farren), having run over a child in a previous episode, arriving at the home of the witness who saw him driving, Miriam Sullivan.A number of critics over the years have accused Lynch’s works of misogyny: In his review of Blue Velvet, Roger Ebert decried the depravity shown toward Isabella Rossellini’s character, even describing Lynch as “sadistic.” It’s a strain of thought that’s still present in criticism of the new run of Twin Peaks.Yet when Richard tramples into Miriam’s home, the camera does not follow.Instead it remains still, watching the motorhome tremble as we hear the violence within.
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The latest flagship from OnePlus was one of the most highly-anticipated smartphones of the year, and the company has managed to deliver with the OnePlus 5.The Ringke Fusion for the OnePlus 5 features dual layer protection with the combination of a TPU bumper body and a hard polycarbonate plate that goes on the back.The case is clear and lets you show off the design of the phone, and while the multiple layers allows for a MIL-STD 810G-516.6 certification for shock protection, it barely adds any bulk to the phone.There are precise cutouts for the alert slider, camera, and speaker, the volume rocker and power button are covered, and there are flaps to keep the headphone jack and USB-C port protected.The polycarbonate section of the case is clear, but you can choose the color of the bumper with three choices currently available, including clear, rose gold crystal, and smoke black.Precise cutouts allow for easy access to the charging port, speaker, headphone jack, alert slider, and camera, while the volume rocker and power button are covered.
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The man in charge of designing Apple's iPhone user interface gave a rare public speech last week where he discussed Apple's design philosophy and its office culture.Alan Dye, Apple's VP of user interface design, gave a rare public talk at the Science Museum of Virginia last week, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.Dye is one of two designers who took over day-to-day responsibilities for Apple chief design officer Jony Ive in 2015, and he's in charge of the way that users tell Apple's software what to do and the animations and interactions that make up how it responds, Wired reported in 2014.He doesn't give many public speeches — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook directly in order to convince Dye to speak, the newspaper reported.Dye was speaking at the opening of an exhibit that looked at Leonardo da Vinci's inventions, and Dye saw a direct comparison between the computer products Apple builds and what da Vinci dreamed up in his notebooks."And I really think we’re at a very similar point in time now, where I think technology is advancing at such a fast pace that we do have to start thinking about what’s out there a bit further, because that’s going to happen sooner than we think," Dye said at his talk, according to the Dispatch.
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Like Bitcoin, Ethereum is a cryptocurrency that creates an immutable and transparent ledger which is distributed across a lot of computers in what is called a blockchain.Jon Neverdie: The idea is, we started about two and a half weeks ago, basically the moment we had the site up and the exchange mechanism in.Also, we were giving some of our existing players from Rocktropia coins so they can vote in the Rocktropia elections.I don’t know if you follow what I’ve been doing for the last couple of years.I felt like I could create jobs at the same time, because there’s a way to twist the business model of games to include actually paying people.You could just take a section of your revenues and say, “If you want jobs, here you go.” It helps support the economy.
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Surrounded by the Arizona desert, the Pima Air and Space Museum has the perfect climate for long-term aircraft storage.The hard ground, nearly as hard as concrete, makes it an ideal location.Fighter aircraft from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and newer populate this amazing museum as well.Unless you live in Tucson, Pima isn't exactly easy to get to.It's about the same distance to New Mexico as it is to Phoenix, and even closer still to Mexico.Parking spaces covered by solar panels are like a gift to visitors, so their cars aren't 1,000 degrees inside when they return to them.
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For years, the American entrepreneur had been working on an idea: an open-source platform, called Pillar, which would allow web user to remain in control of their personal information piggybacking on the blockchain — a digital decentralised ledger underpinning cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.His target is the equivalent of $50 million; if that sounds like a lot, be aware that Pillar’s “token pre-sale”, some days ago, raised $4 million worth of Ethereum’s currency, ether — in 34 minutes.An ICO’s functioning is simple: a team with an idea, but short of funds, use blockchain technology to issue a certain amount of digital tokens (aka “coins”) sold in an auction to people paying in ether, Bitcoin or, seldom, regular money like dollars or pounds.Apart from rare cases, tokens’ only ostensible function is allowing their holders to use the platform that issued them: they could be used, for instance, to buy storage space on a Dropbox-style service, or converted into special objects on a gaming platform.This dynamic is inevitably attracting a great deal of speculation.Tens of projects have amassed millions of dollar within days, hours, or seconds, with superstars such as blockchain architecture firms EOS and Tezos soaring over $150 million and $200 million.
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Jag tror inte det är många e-handelsbolag som har presterat ett så starkt första helår”, säger Jarno Vanhatapio.Det innebär alltså att man lanserat ett helt nytt varumärke och sålt kläder för 110 miljoner under det första året.Bolagets kraftiga tillväxt medför samtidigt stora förluster.Hade vi inte haft så höga ambitioner för 2017 och 2018 hade vi inte rekryterat så aggressivt.Det kommer vara så många år framöver, att vi hela tiden gör investeringar för kommande år”, säger Jarno Vanhatapio.Magnus Emilson, styreleordförande och storägare i NA-KD, säger att huvudskillnaden mellan NA-KD och de flesta andra nordiska e-handlare är det globala perspektivet.
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