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This article was provided to TechRadar by Linux Format, the number one magazine to boost your knowledge on Linux, open source developments, distro releases and much more.Subscribe to the print or digital version of Linux Format here.SSH has been the staple remote access tool for the sysadmins since its advent.The cryptographic network protocol is synonymous with remote network services over an unsecured network.Admins use SSH to mount remote directories, backup remote servers, spring-clean remote databases, and even forward X11 connections.The popularity of single-board computers, such as the Raspberry Pi, has introduced SSH into the parlance of the everyday desktop users as well.
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We re going to be healthier, live more productive and efficient lives, get organized and finally learn a new skill.It s common knowledge that we spend far too much time sitting down staring at screens.The longer we sit staring at our computer screens, the worse our posture gets and the less we blink our eyes — which can contribute to things like dry eyes.And we often forget to do healthy things like drinking water or getting up to stretch.The Healthy Browsing Chrome extension allows users to set up timed pop-up reminders to get up and stretch, fix your posture, drink water and blink or take a few seconds to look away from your screen.While Healthy Browsing sets pop-up alerts to remind us to get up and stretch or grab a glass of water, the Dark Reader extension helps reduce strain on our eyes by enabling users to set webpages to dark mode.
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Sales software startup Pipedrive has closed a $17 million Series B funding round led by Skype cofounder Niklas Zennström s Atomico, with participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Rembrandt Venture Partners.Founded out of Tallinn, Estonia in 2010, Pipedrive serves up customer relationship management CRM software to help salespeople in small businesses plan their activities, track deals, and record conversation history.It also integrates with more than 50 third-party software products, including Trello, MailChimp, Google Apps, and Zapier.The company claims to serve more than 30,000 small business customers globally, though it also has teams from big companies such as Amazon on its client base.It counts 200 employees in Tallinn and its headquarters, which is now based in New York.Prior to now, Pipedrive had raised around $14 million in VC funding, and its latest cash influx will allow it to develop its product, grow its partner ecosystem, and scale customer growth globally, according to a company statement.And grabbing Atomico as an investor is a major coup, as the London-based VC firm has some notable people at the helm, with some big brands in its portfolio, such as Skype, Supercell, Truecaller, Viagogo, Rdio, and Jawbone.Partnership with Atomico is a huge victory for us, as they are one of the few VC firms whose partners have hands-on experience building multi-billion, global, and fast-growing technology companies, said Timo Rein, CEO and cofounder of Pipedrive.Selling is hard no matter where you do business.
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There was a time when buying things actually required leaving your house, but those days are long gone, and now it looks like Google Assistant could be aiding our pursuit of ever easier ways to spend money.XDA Developers has found evidence of an incoming payment service in a teardown of the latest beta version of the Google app, hinting that the functionality could soon be coming to Google Assistant.The specifics of how it will work aren t clear, but strings in the code suggest you ll be able to select which Assistant-enabled devices are authorized to accept payments, meaning that as well as your Google Pixel phone you may also be able to pay for things using the voice-controlled Google Home or anything else with Assistant baked in.But it needn t be limited just to voice controls either, since the likes of Google Allo let you type to talk to Assistant, so, as The Next Web points out, you could be chatting with a friend on Allo about clothes or other products and use Google Assistant to find and buy the item without ever leaving the chat window.And Google already allows for contactless and simple online payments via Android Pay, so much of the infrastructure to allow payments through Assistant is likely already in place.In fact, it's easy to imagine a future where all the same sites that accept Android Pay one day accept Google Assistant payments too.
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What is the Hotpoint Day 1 Ultima XUL85 T3U WOJH?It boasts an A energy rating, low noise, over 200 litres of fridge space, and a good-sized freezer – which, unusually, has four drawers.Controls are a simple row of buttons and LEDs along the top edge of the inner door frame, and the door handles are chunky and secure.So Hotpoint supplied test results from SGL Prüf, a testing house in Hartmannsdorf in Germany.Hotpoint claims that its Active Oxygen technology alone inhibits bacteria growth by up to 90% and can neutralise fridge odours by up to 70%.The fridge weighs in with a serious 204 litres of total cooling space spread across the two drawers, three shelves, three door pockets and a chrome hanging bottle rack.
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With Snap s IPO reportedly imminent and the giant Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas now wrapped up, many in the tech world have been focused on innovations in consumer technology lately.But I think the coming year also will be marked by lesser-noticed tectonic shifts in enterprise-IT: Trends related to cloud computing, big data, and even basic computer chips, which are getting a makeover thanks to the new demands placed on them by the deluge of data and analytics now swamping many organizations.These trends may not be as sexy as chat apps or talking robots.But here are my predictions for seven B2B, enterprise-IT trends to watch in 2017 — trends that will drive billions in corporate IT spending and could eventually create billions in market value.1.With cloud computing, customers pay as they go for computing power, much as homeowners pay utilities for the electricity they consume each month.The migration of $300 billion in datacenter spend to the core cloud is clearly a big deal, but the emergence of edge clouds driving new revenues in industries previously untouched by advanced cloud technologies may be a significantly larger opportunity, and I expect to see early signs of this in 2017.2.Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud — better late than never!
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You ve probably heard that you should see a doctor if you notice any changes in your breasts, since lumps and other anomalies can be signs of breast cancer.But do you even know what changes you re looking for?The beginnings of breast cancer can feel or look like a lump, but they can also include dimpled skin, leaking fluid, or an indentation in the breast.While breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and may have some of these characteristics as part of their normal appearance some people just have retracted nipples, for example , if something changes over time, it s a good idea to get it checked out.You may remember being told that it s good to do self-exams every now and then to feel for lumps, but research shows that teaching women to examine themselves doesn t change how many people eventually die from breast cancer.The American Cancer Society, among others, does not recommend self-exams as a must-do item.
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Controversial plans for a road tunnel beneath the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge have been finalised by the UK government.The tunnel, first proposed back in 1995, would reportedly relieve traffic around the site and improve safety by moving a stretch of the A303 road to run under the iconic monument.The original plans for a bored tunnel extending 2.5 miles 4km were made in 1995, but the government later proposed a cut and cover tunnel stretching 1.8 miles 2.9km last year.Campaigners and organisations, including the National Trust, English Heritage and Stonehenge Alliance, believe the proposed tunnel is "far too short" and are calling for it to be extended in order to protect the site and the landscape.An online petition calling for the transport department to reconsider its plans currently has more than 22,315 signatures.Chairman of Amesbury Museum and Heritage Trust, Andy Rhind-Tutt, even went as far as calling the tunnel plan a "self-destructing time bomb."
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GCHQ in Cheltenham will host cybersecurity startups.The first UK security startups to work alongside GHCQ as part of its cyber accelerator scheme designed to help protect the country against hackers and cyberattacks have been revealed and the scheme has officially launched.Announced in September, GCHQ's cyber accelerator forms part of the government's £1.9bn National Cyber Security Programme and will see cybersecurity companies working within the new Cheltenham Cyber Innovation Centre in an effort to deliver 'the next generation of cybersecurity systems".The first seven companies selected to work in the scheme in partnership with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport DCMS , and Wayra UK are CounterCraft, Cyberowl, Cybersmart, FutureScaper, Spherical Defence, StatusToday and Verimuchmie.Starting now, all of the companies selected to join the accelerator will begin a three-month development programme inside provided office space within the GCHQ Cyber Accelerator as well as access to GHCQ personnel, mentoring and contact with investors."I congratulate all the companies selected to join the new accelerator facility which is now open for business," said minister for digital and culture Matt Hancock MP, describing the scheme as an important step in delivering the national cyber security strategy.
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the New rules require that the electronics must draw half as much electricity in standby mode but still do the same job.Now, the tightened requirements on products with a lan connection.The more products will be connected to the network, the greater will be their share of the total energy consumption.in Order to avoid unnecessary energy use is so-called eco-design requirements on online products, such as tvs, set-top boxes, washing machines, refrigerators, and speakers.On 1 January 2017, the tightened ecodesign measures for products in the nätverksstandby mode.The new requirements mean that the allowed maximum power in the nätverksstandby for the products is reduced from 6 W to 3 W.
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Amazon has acquired a San Diego security startup called Harvest.ai for around $20 million £17 million , TechCrunch reports.The acquisition was reportedly made through Amazon Web Services AWS , Amazon's cloud services group.Founded by two former NSA employees, Harvest.ai has developed technology that can help companies to find and stop targeted attacks on their data.The company uses machine learning and artificial intelligence AI to learn and detect when an unauthorised person is trying to steal intellectual property or other important documents from company servers.A source told TechCrunch that Amazon paid $19 million £16 million for Harvest.ai, which had raised just $2.3 million £1.9 million from investors.The 12 people that work for Harvest.ai are reportedly moving to Amazon's headquarters in Seattle.Amazon did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment — but Trinity Ventures, one of Harvest.ai's lead investors, states on its website that the startup has been acquired, and several of Harvest.ai's employees write on their LinkedIn pages that they now work for AWS.Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.NOW WATCH: Why Korean parents are paying for their kids to get plastic surgeryLoading video...
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Apple ceo Tim Cook received a lower remuneration for the year 2016, compared with the year before after the company missed revenue and the profit target for the year.Although Cook's annual salary increased by $ 1 million, the equivalent of about 9 million, decreased his total compensation from the company for 8,75 million dollars, approximately 79 million, according to information Apple submitted to the us authorities.the Year before, when the Apple hit resultatrekord, got Cook 10.28 million u.s. dollars.For 2016 got the company's managers only 89,5% of the performance-based compensation.Apple's sales decreased by 4 per cent in the last year, while revenue fell 0.5%.Read more: that's what happened when Steve Jobs unveiled the Iphone
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Not even schools are safe from cybercrminals and ransomware.Cybercriminals are pretending to be government officials as part of a ransomware scheme which is targeting schools and demanding payments of up to £8,000 to unencrypt the locked files.Action Fraud, the UK's fraud and cybercrime centre, and the City of London police, have issued a warning over the activity, which begins with criminals contacting the targeted schools with a phone call.Claiming to be from 'The Department of Education', the caller asks for the email address of the head teacher which they claim they need in order to send them sensitive information which is unsuitable for the school's general email address.The scammers usually claim the documents contain guidance for the head teacher, ranging from exam guidance to advice on mental health assessments.Once those carrying out the scheme have the contact details they need, they'll send an email containing a ransomware infected .zip file - often disguised as an Excel or Word document - to the intended victim.
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Det är New Equity Ventures helägda dotterbolag A IT-solutions som idag meddelar att man köpt upp Zoomability.Bolaget utvecklar eldrivna fyrhjulingar som gör det möjligt för personer med funktionshinder att ta sig fram i svåra terränger.Hur mycket New Equity Ventures, som är ett riskkapitalbolag som investerar i bolag med ambitionen att sätta dem på börsen, betalar för köpet framgår inte.Men enligt bolaget rör det sig om en så kallad apportemission, vilket innebär att bolaget byter egendom, vanligtvis aktier, i utbyte mot Zoomability-aktier.Sannolikt blir de befintliga ägarna av Zoomability nu delägare i det nya bolaget – New Equity Ventures ägarandel i dotterbolaget minskar i samband med affären från 100 procent till 21,2 procent."Mer information om den nya gruppen kommer presenteras inom kort", kommenterar New Equity Ventures i ett pressmeddelande.
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Intel is releasing its second batch of 7th Generation Core processors, code-named Kaby Lake, for desktops and mobile workstations.The world s biggest chip maker shared the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week, where the chips can be seen in a wide variety of gaming laptops, desktops, VR/gaming machines, and vPro for enterprise PCs.The Kaby Lake chips, first revealed for laptops in August 2016, are the successors to 2015 s Skylake processors.Skylake used a 14-nanometer manufacturing process, and Kaby Lake uses something that Intel calls 14nm .The 14nm process can deliver a family of Kaby Lake processors that are as much as 300 megahertz faster, as well as offering some architectural improvements.For instance, Kaby Lake delivers the same central processing unit CPU core and performance per megahertz as Skylake, but it has improvements in graphics, video processing, increased battery life for laptops, and the number of data lanes to the CPU.Intel says the new 7thGen Intel Core processors are designed to fit every life and work style.The 7thGen Intel Core processor family will fit in just about anything, including compute sticks, ultra-thin 2-in-1 detachables and convertibles, thin and light laptops, high-performance laptops, a range of desktops, all-in-ones and minis, and Intel Xeon processor-based mobile workstations.The new 7thGen Intel Core processor and Intel Xeon processor family includes the 4.5-watt Intel Core vPro processors Y-series for 2-in-1 detachables, 15-watt Intel Core vPro, 15-watt and 28-watt Intel Core processors U-series for 2-in-1 convertibles and thin and light clamshells, and more.For the mid range, Intel has 45-watt Intel Core vPro processors H-series for large screen clamshells and premium notebooks, 45-watt Intel Core mobile processor H-series , unlocked processors for enthusiast and VR capable notebooks, and 45-watt Intel Xeon processors for mobile workstations.And at the high end, Intel has 65-watt Intel Core and Intel Core vPro processors S-series for mainstream towers, 65-watt and 35-watt Intel Core and Intel Core vPro processors S-series for all-in-ones and minis, and 95-watt and 65-watt Intel Core processors S-series for enthusiast towers.Intel s rival, Advanced Micro Devices, is planning to compete against Intel s Kaby Lake lineup with its Ryzen processors, which will come out in the first quarter of 2017.
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OnePlus has delivered on its promise to update its flagship OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T handsets to Android Nougat before the end of the year, just about.The stable beta build of OxygenOS 4.0 ushers in the most recent Nougat version of Android that has been available for the OnePlus in beta for more than a month, but owners of the newer 3T model haven't had a look at the new build yet.This is now set to change, as a stable release version will be rolling out for both handsets from tonight, according to the company's co-founder Carl Pei on Twitter.News of the OnePlus 3T Android N open beta its first was announced in a post on the OnePlus forums today too, causing some users to complain that a stable build had been promised before the end of the year, but that too is rolling out today, according to Pei.The OnePlus 3T went on sale in the US on November 22 and in Europe on November 28, taking a little more than a month to get to the point of an over-the-air Nougat update release.There's still no word on when the OnePlus 2 will get an official build of Nougat though, if you have last year's model still.
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Yachts, internverktyg and more vegetables.In the last trembling hours of the year, parts of the Swedish entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley with their new year's resolutions before 2017.Di Digital/San Francisco 2016 is nearing its end and we have asked six Swedish entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley about their new year's resolutions for next year:Jens Nylander, co-founder and ceo of körjournaltjänsten Automile NTL : My new year's resolution is to deliver the best tools in-house for all colleagues on the Automile.Many startups forget this, and I have decided that we will be the very best at it.
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See larger image Credit: IDG More apps for your MacThis week s roundup of new Mac Apps helps you unwind with fun games, keep an eye on your projects, visualize your ideas, and much more.See larger image Credit: SerifSerif s $40 Affinity Photo Mac App Store link now comes with full support for the Touch Bar and introduces all-new features to help you make your photos even more stunning.The app lets you edit images by tweaking their parameters and touching them up with a selection of brushes and text tools, features a fully customizable user interface, and comes with support with a variety of files formats, including RAW data from over seventy cameras.See larger image Credit: BusyMac
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It s no secret that the linchpin in Tesla s ambitious plan to manufacture more than 500,000 cars per year by 2018 is the company s Gigafactory, an absolutely enormous factory that s still under construction in Sparks, Nevada.The primary task of the Gigafactory will be to churn out batteries at an impressive clip, and while construction will not be 100% complete for a few more years, the Gigafactory is already partially operational.Measuring in at 5.5 million square feet, the Gigafactory is an absolutely colossal structure.In fact, the building has the largest physical footprint in the world.Naturally, constructing the Gigafactory itself is a huge undertaking that will likely cost Tesla a whopping $5 billion when the dust settles.If all goes according to plan, Tesla boasts that by 2018, the Gigafactory will reach full capacity and produce more lithium ion batteries annually than were produced worldwide in 2013.
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I'm moving to London soon and looking for a marketing manager job.Salaries Ive seen on job boards online seem low.I'm from Canada and currently earn $75k £45k with a small company.I have six years of experience, 2.5 of which at management level.Anyone in a similar role or have an idea what I should expect?
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