Steven Condon

Steven Condon

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p All the various music streaming services desperately try to differentiate themselves with personalization features and the occasional exclusive.If you ask me, however, they're all pretty much the same with similar catalogs.For those who disagree, right now is a great time to see how the other half lives.Amazon is currently offering two free months of Amazon Music Unlimited for new users.To get this deal, you have to sign-up using Amazon's promotional web page.Once you arrive on the page, click Enter Your Code.
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p More Charts   /p p This won’t be a shock to anyone who works in publishing, but Google is no longer the referral king./p p While the search giant is still very important to publishers, Facebook now edges it out in when it comes pointing web users to news articles and other kinds of content, as this chart from Statista, based on recent research from analytics firm Parse.ly, shows./p p Interestingly, Google is still the predominant player when it comes to certain type of content.Articles about tech, sports, and business tend to see much more of their referral traffic coming from the search giant, according to the research, which looked at more than 10 million articles published in 2016 within Parse.ly's network.By contrast, Facebook does a better job of redirecting eyeballs to articles about lifestyle and entertainment./p p Whatever the case, nearly 80% of referral traffic comes from just those two companies, according to the research.
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p Stone Temple Consulting has published a new study on the Google search results around featured snippets.Featured snippets are when Google shows answers at the top of the results — sometimes referred to as position zero.They’re also often used for Google Voice search results in Google Assistant or Google Home.The study was based on 1.4 million queries and shows that for 50 percent or more of those queries, Google has shown a featured snippet, rich answer, direct answer or something similar in the search results.The growth of featured snippets over the years in the Google search results is significant: About 30 percent of those 1.4 million queries showed featured snippets.Here is a chart showing the growth of featured snippets in Google over the years:
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p Among so many notes of fond respect being tweeted today about the passing of Sir Roger Moore at age 89 from cancer, there are several from Lisa Funnell.As a child growing up in Hamilton, Ontario, Funnell was inspired by Roger Moore’s James Bond movies, watching them regularly on Sunday nights with her family.She went on to write her Master’s Thesis at Brock University about the changing roles of women in 007 films, and in 2012, pitched to the University of Oklahoma an idea for a similar course.From her 2015 interview with The Oklahoman:”I had been denied the opportunity at my previous appointment,” she explained.“They said it was ‘too pop cultural.’ But I approached my department chair in Women’s and Gender Studies and said, ‘Hey, would you be interested in a James Bond course?’”
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p Just keep putting those eggs in the one basket, friendsPassword manager LastPass has added a new feature to its software: the ability to store two-factor authentication codes.Increasingly, people with sense use two-factor auth as a way of ensuring that it is much harder for miscreants to break into their accounts, and to detect if anyone is anyone is trying to do so.A crook needs to know not only a victim's username and password, but also have their two-factor code to log in.Typically, what will happen is that when you try to log into an account – say, a bank account – the process will send a one-off code to a device that it knows belongs to you (typically a mobile phone) and require that code to be entered before moving forward.However, many companies, including Google, Facebook and Dropbox also offer the ability to generate one-off access codes from a device or app.
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p Blackview is quite successful with their rugged lineup and according to their numbers they managed to ship over 350.000 units of the current flagships Blackview BV6000/BV6000S.And they will also try to capture the market trend of more colorful phones with the release of a new Apollo Red version next week./p p New red version along with the already existing black, yellow and green will make the BV6000/BV6000S surely the most colorful rainbow rugged phones in the market.And well these phones can offer quite some value for your money too, 4,7-inch HD screens, 4500 mAh battery with fast charge, NFC, IP68 certification or Android 7.0 Nougat as the OS for example./p p /p Join GizChina on Telegram p Currently the Blackview BV6000 is selling for $179.99 for example in here and the BV6000S for just $139.99 in here.But of course if you would want to wait for the Apollo Red version you have to delay your shopping for few days, it should arrive in the market in matter of days.
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Finland's first try promise the road got robot car "Marilyn" and "spouse Mater" have moved to the next level and started to message a runtime environment with her, told Technology research centre VTT.the Next leap happens in the autumn, when they move to public roads.VTT developed by robot cars hear, see and sense.so far, car require that the lane line or road edge are shown.however, This is only the first step.in 2020, the move is already required circumstances, gravel and on snow-covered roads.
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p This time a year ago, flying cars sat firmly in the “fun to think about, ain’t gonna happen” category.So far, this wannabe industry has attracted mostly brash startups, with Uber cheering them on, ready to help deploy whatever tech they can make fly.But one member of the bandwagon offers the gravitas that comes with nearly 50 years of building real life airplanes.“There clearly is a convergence of technology that has happened to make this a reality for all of us.” He’s talking about the lightweight materials, cheaper and better batteries, and improved avionics software that make aviation experts think electric planes that take off and land vertically could be commercially viable in just five years.The team wanted a vehicle that looked desirable, that people would want to use in their daily lives.With eight rotors and wings that tilt up or forward for vertical or horizontal flight, Vahana looks nothing like Airbus’ commercial airliners, helicopters, and military aircraft.
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p Nostolaitteita valmistava Konecranes ilmoitti solmineensa F1-ajajan Valtteri Bottaksen kanssa yhteistyösopimuksen."Tämä laji sopii erittäin hyvin meidän tuotepalettimme kanssa.Konecranes osaa tehdä nostinratkaisuihin vaihteistot, moottorit ja ohjausjärjestelmät.Samoilla asioilla voitetaan F1-maailmassa", Konecranesin toimitusjohtaja Panu Routila kommentoi Kauppalehdelle.Yleisölle näkyvin osa yhteistyötä on Bottaksen ajohaalareihin ilmestyvä Konecranesin logo, mutta yhtiön sisällä kuljettajan brändiarvoa aiotaan hyödyntää muun muassa työturvallisuuden lisäämisessä."Meillä on noin 5000 autoa koko konsernissa.
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p (Reuters) — Electronic signature service DocuSign said on Tuesday hackers had temporarily gained access to a database containing customer emails following a surge in phishing emails sent to its users./p p The company, which has about 200 million users, said the emails imitated the DocuSign brand to trick recipients into opening a Microsoft Word document containing malicious software./p p The breach comes amid heightened concerns over the security of computer networks around the world, after the WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries since Friday./p p DocuSign’s service is widely used by big banks and insurers for keeping track of financial transactions, with 12 of the top 15 U.S. financial services companies using the company’s software./p p The privately held company, which makes software to add legally compliant electronic signatures to documents, said only email addresses were accessed./p p Names, physical addresses, passwords, social security numbers or credit card data were not accessed, DocuSign said on its website.
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It sports the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor as the U11, plus wireless charging, a water-resistant design, and Bixby, Samsung’s own AI-powered assistant.We pit the HTC U11 against the Samsung Galaxy S8 in a hardware battle to the finish.153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm (6.06 x 2.99 x 0.31 in)159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTEGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
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p Smartklockemarknaden verkar inte vara en härlig affär för de som ger sig in i den lite halvhjärtat.En av de som det inte går så bra för är ASUS som enligt uppgifter till Digitimes bara säljer 5000-6000 klockor i månaden.Det är inte noll, men det ska jämföras med Apple som troligen säljer runt en miljon klockor i månaden.ASUS släppte sin första klocka i ZenWatch-serien 2014 och ZenWatch 3 kom i november 2016.Nu säger uppgifter till Digitimes att man troligen kommer att lägga ner satsningen på smarta klockor.Om det är tillfälligt eller för alltid återstår att se.
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p After a number of previous leaks and rumors, Motorola has finally confirmed it plans to launch two new budget-friendly smartphones, the Moto C and Moto C Plus.Both are expected to go on sale later this spring in parts of Asia, Europe and Latin America.So far, the company has yet to announce if the phones will go on sale in North America.Officially, Motorola says the Moto C will have a 5 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera, a 2,350 mAh battery, and come in four colors (cherry, white, gold, and black).Our previous feature on the Moto C also says the phone will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, with a 5-inch 854 x 480 display.Motorola has confirmed that the phone will be sold in a 3G version with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB storage for €89 and also in a 4G version with the same amount of RAM and storage for €99.
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p That’s the idea behind Buttons for Good, a hack developed at TechCrunch’s Hackathon at Disrupt New York.Button co-founders Chris Maddern and Stephen Milbank used their expertise in mobile links to build the site.They were joined by employees Tyler Nappy and Patrick Lewis.Maddern said they were inspired by Ebates, which gives users money earned from referral traffic.But with Buttons for Good, all of the proceeds go to a nonprofit.“We take that same dynamic and let you contribute that back to charity,” said Milbank.
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We take a look at ‘WanaCrypt0r 2.0’, the ransomware software behind the attack.Once ransomware ends up on your computer system, it will encrypt your data so you can no longer access it.The software will then demand money in exchange for decrypting your software.Hackers tend to create scripts that will try and push ransomware onto as many machines as possible, and the NHS was almost certainly just an unfortunate victim.The NHS attack actually started in Lancashire, and then spread throughout systems at various NHS Trusts.Part of the reason why the NHS is particularly vulnerable is that many NHS Trusts use outdated version of Windows, as far back as Windows XP.
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Staff have been locked out of computers and trusts are “postponing all non-urgent activity”.As of 3.30pm at least 16 NHS organisations had been affected.The list of confirmed breached hospitals keeps growing and currently include those run by East and North Hertfordshire NHS trust, Barts Health in London, Essex Partnership university NHS trusts, Morecambe Bay NHS foundation trust, Southport and Ormskirk hospital NHS trust and Blackpool teaching hospital NHS foundation trust.We will continue to work with affected organisations to confirm this.”The details are still unclear, but in typical ransomware attacks the attacker finds a way to gain access to the IT systems.Once they have control, they then encrypt all the data stored in the system so that the normal users cannot gain access.
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p It’s not like you needed another reason to splash $300 on a Nintendo Switch, but here we are.Earlier today, Microsoft announced that Minecraft — the game it acquired after it bought Swedish developer Mojang in 2014 for $2.5 billion — is coming to Nintendo’s latest (and dare I say greatest?)The Switch version of Minecraft is the full game found on other console versions, and includes the multiplayer mini games, Battle and tumble.It also comes with some Switch-specific features.Eight players can create together through the game’s multiplayer mode, or locally if everyone has a Switch.Alternatively, four can play together in a split-screen mode from a single console.
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p Google's annual developer's conference, I/O, kicks off next week on Wednesday, May 17 through 19 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.Aside from workshops and on-hand technical help for developers, the company uses I/O to announce upcoming projects and endeavors.Some of our favorite features include improved battery life, picture-in-picture and the ability to snooze notifications.Expect to learn more about the update, including of course, its full foodie name.Likewise, don't expect to see the next Pixel phones at I/O.Though the successors will most likely run Android O, Google will probably unveil them later in the fall, around October.
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p Det finns många bra skäl till att skaffa sig en uppsättning verktygsprogram till datorn.Kanske vill du maximera prestanda eller helt enkelt ta reda på mer om vad som händer under ytan.Lyckligtvis behöver det inte kosta skjortan, i den här artikeln tipsar vi nämligen om ett antal gratisverktyg för dig som kör Windows.Innan du börjar pilla i en massa inställningar kan det vara bra att känna till vad du egentligen har i din dator.Med hjälp av Belarc Advisor får du veta det mesta om hård- och mjukvara, nätverk, säkerhetsinställningar med mera.Informationen du får upp kan ta lång tid att leta reda på med andra medel, så det här är ett utmärkt verktyg att ta med sig när du ska fixa en trilskande dator.
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p One of the perhaps the biggest but easily overlooked revelations Microsoft’s BUILD 2017 developer conference didn’t happen on stage or with any major press release.It, instead, happened in a 13-minute long video over at Microsoft’s Channel 9 site.Windows 10 on ARM will fully support “legacy” win32, a.k.a.x86, software at “nearly” native speeds and without any changes to the programs themselves.This would make Windows 10 on ARM a whole universe apart from Windows RT.The latter was developed with ARM devices in mind and was thus technically limited to running only software either written with the ARM CPU architecture in mind or, at the very least, Microsoft’s then Windows 8 platform.
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