Thomas Nye

Thomas Nye

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As the dust settled on Nintendo Switch's full reveal on 13 January, there was a sharp, pointed increase in social media chatter and critical analysis that predicted a tough road ahead for the home/handheld hardware.A key point of the early Switch reaction focuses on its launch day 3 March line-up, a selection that includes just six games – two originating from Nintendo itself and four from third-party publishers.While your opinion on the potential quality of the six listed titles may vary, objectively, six is a smaller number than 22.In the search for some kind of answer, we perused the launch rosters for older Nintendo hardware while also collating the lifetime sales for each console via VGChartz .We started as far back as the comparison felt relevant – ie when Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo were all actively making consoles – and decided to stick solely to European line-ups for each console.That being said, if you want interesting titbits from the other two parties, remember that the mega-hit Xbox 360 launch was spearheaded by stinkers like Perfect Dark Zero and bucket load of sports games and that the PS4 had the excellent Resogun and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, but also Knack, the worst Call of Duty game ever, a bug-riddled version of Battlefield 4 and a naff Killzone game.
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The app harvests information about the devices on which it runs, includes invasive advertising tracking features and is just badly coded.But worst of all, the free app appears to be phoning some to share personal data with its makers.Meitu, a Chinese production, includes in its code up to three checks to determine if an iPhone handset is jailbroken, according to respected forensics man Jonathan Zdziarski, a function to grab mobile provider information, and various analytics capabilities.Zdziarski says the app also appears to build a unique device profile based in part on a handset's MAC address."Meitu is a throw-together of multiple analytics and marketing/ad tracking packages, with something cute to get people to use it," Zdziarski says.These people are on your networks, they handle your payroll.
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Synthor System 8, ej att förväxla med Rolands System 8, är ett slimmat modulsyntessystem vars komponenter och kontrollytor är trådlösa.Enligt tillverkaren definierar produkten en ny kategori syntar som har fokus på omfattande ljudbearbetning och avancerade syntesmodeller.Enligt uppgift är det Cycling 74:s byggsatsprogram Max som är ljudmotorn och kontrollprogram i Synthor.Systemet består av en ny digital hårdvara, syntesmodulen Percussa Engine, en ny kontrollyta och trådlös basstation , Percussa Remote, och åtta trådlösa modulära styrenheter senaste generationens Audiocubes .Racköron ingår att för att montera Engine-enheten i studion.Percussa Engine har en quad core cortex A17 1,8 GHz processor som kör Linux Kernel v4, har 64-bitars parallell DSP-behandling och en 1600 x 480 pixels skärm.
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A Mac malware that s been spying on biomedical research centers may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research.Antivirus vendor Malwarebytes uncovered the malicious code, after an IT administrator spotted unusual network traffic coming from an infected Mac.The malware, which Apple calls Fruitfly, is designed to take screen captures, access the Mac s webcam, and simulate mouse clicks and key presses, allowing for remote control by a hacker, Malwarebytes said in a blog post on Wednesday.The security firm said that neither it nor Apple have identified how the malware has been spreading.But whoever designed it relied on ancient coding functions, dating back before the Mac OS X operating system launch in 2001, said Malwarebytes researcher Thomas Reed in the blog post.Reed said he tried running the malware on a Linux machine and found that everything ran just fine except for Mac-specific code.
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Om du frågar någon som ansvarar för att rekrytera systemutvecklare om uppgiften är svår lär personen himla med ögonen som svar.Outsourcing kan vara en lösning på problemet, om man inte behöver eller vill anställa utvecklare.Om företaget du jobbar på outsourcar utveckling så är det troligtvis till Sverige, Indien, Östeuropa eller Baltikum.Allt enligt devisen att motivation slår klass, för att använda en sportklyscha.Läs också: Trots högt tryck – allt svårare att få lönsamhet i outsourcingaffärerDen gemensamma utmaningen outsourcingföretag från länder som inte är etablerade torde vara att övertyga svenska kunder om att de kan vara stabila leverantörer av it-tjänster med hög kvalitet.
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Apotek Hjärtat/YouTube Most smokers are used to hearing complaints about their habit, but few of those complaints are lodged in the form of a coughingAs part of a new anti-smoking awareness campaign in Sweden, the Holst has installed a kiosk in Stockholm's busy OdenplanWhenever a person lights up near the billboard, which is outfitted with a smoke detector, a virtual man will produce a
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As any homeowner can attest, scheduling appliance maintenance tends to be quite the drag.Not only does it force someone to take time away from their day job but it also requires heaps of patience in waiting for a repair person to show up and for them to do a quality job.Understanding this for the bother it is, Sears announced this week that it now offers the ability to fix home appliances faster than ever — to the tune of roughly 40 minutes quicker, that is.In essence, Sears Home Services now makes its team of master technicians available for any repair, even if the technician isn t physically at the appointment.By leaning on live video and uploaded photos, any Sears technician has the ability to instantly converse with a master tech in order to properly repair Sears appliances as quickly as possible.To help Sears accomplish this, the appliance giant teamed up with GoToAssist to outfit each of its technician s smartphones with the GoToAssist Seeit application, which provides step-by-step repair instructions and instant feedback from a master technician.
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BT Whole Home Wi-Fi could give your home office a wireless upgradeBT is promising customers an upgrade to their home office connectivity with Whole Home Wi-Fi – a package of repeater discs that claim to offer complete wireless for every roomFor £299.99, customers get a set of three 165mm discs that can be set up around the house.These discs will intelligently configure to deliver the fastest, strongest and most reliable wireless signal wherever a user is located around the property.For remote workers taking a VoIP call or using Voice over Wi-Fi VoW-Fi , the prospect of fewer dropouts is an enticing one.The system is controlled via a dedicated app which lets owners see who is using the network and what they are doing.
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the American Standard & Poor s recommends nokia's share buying Buy .credit luokittaja research firm S Capital IQ estimates in the new 14.1. stock report, Nokia stock could strengthen slightly from the current level.the target price for it to give $ 5.00, or about eur 4.75.Report P mentions that the network manufacturer nokia's short-term demand prospects are good.S Capital IQ predicts that nokia's earnings per share improved clearly in 2017.In 2016, the dip would be this temporary.
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Lithium-ion batteries are currently one of the biggest problems in the tech world.The ubiquitous power source has an annoying tendency to burst into flames.But researchers at Stanford University believe they may have found a solution with a built-in flame retardant that doesn t harm the battery s performance.The Li-ion battery is great for holding a charge and fitting into small devices but sometimes it experiences what s called thermal runaway.The term refers to an exponential growth in heat.If these electrodes touch each other, thermal runaway can kick in and that s when people suddenly find themselves with a flaming pocket or worse.
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Mapping company Here — owned by BMW, Audi and Daimler — is going to help Chinese tech giant Baidu expand its mapping service to Europe and the rest of the world, possibly taking on Google andHere, which already powers Baidu Maps' desktop and mobile services in South East Asia outside of China, will now support Baidu Maps in more than 150 countries worldwide.
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Google s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are currently the hottest handsets in the world for Android fans.The sleek, iPhone-esque glass and aluminum design is easily among the best you ll find in the market today, and the practically pure Android Nougat build running on the phone provides all of the speed and functionality Android users want.But as is the case with all smartphones, however, the Pixel and Pixel XL aren t perfect.There are a handful of aggravating problems that have been plaguing Pixel phone owners since the handsets debuted last year.We recently told you about one of the Pixel s biggest problems and curiously, it mimicked a similar problem iPhone users have been experiencing for months.There are also a few other troublesome issues with Google s first in-house smartphones, and the company finally explained one of them in a recent email to a frustrated Pixel owner.
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Suositusta Snapchat-sovelluksesta tunnettu, pörssilistautumista suunnitteleva Snap Inc on nimittänyt hallituksen puheenjohtajan viihdejätti Sony Entertainmentin johdosta.Kokenut Hollywood-pomo, Sony Entertainmentin toimitusjohtaja Michael Lynton jättää tehtävänsä ja nousee Snap Inc:n hallituksen puheenjohtajaksi.Snap on juuri valmistautumassa pörssilistautumiseen.Lynton jättää nykyisen tehtävän helmikuussa, mutta auttaa japanilaisyhtiötä etsimään seuraajansa.Sonyn pääjohtaja Kazuo Hirai ottaa jatkossa enemmän vastuuta yhtiön viihdepuolesta.Evan Spiegelin perustaman Snapin odotetaan listautuva alkuvuodesta.
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Manchester United will take on Liverpool in the crunch Premier League clash this Sunday.It's a massive game for both clubs with Liverpool looking to close the gap on leaders Chelsea and United hoping to break back in to the Premier League's top five.Both clubs are on a good run of form with United unbeaten in 15 games and Liverpool losing just once in the last 10 matches.To celebrate this huge game United Star, Paul Pogba, has been announced as the first Premier League footballer to get his very own emoji on Twitter.Manchester United fans can unlock this bespoke Pogba emoji in all Tweets, simply by using Pogba.captions settings, opens captions settings dialog
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It looks like Gmail is set to get a pretty huge update in the near future.According to an APK teardown from Android Police, the Android version of Gmail is set to get a number of new features, some of which are on their way over from Google Inbox — the company s other email client.So what s new in the app?The first big change seems to be the addition of Reminders, which, as the Android Police report notes, will likely be called Tasks in Gmail.Don t confuse that with the Tasks feature that has been available in the web version of Gmail for a few years now — the new Tasks allows users to create reminders both manually and based on an email, so they won t forget to do what they need to later on.Another new feature is the ability to Snooze an email — just like an alarm.
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Amazon on Thursday said it plans to create 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs in the US over the next 18 months.With more than 180,000 employees on the payroll at the end of 2016, Amazon is already one of the country s largest employers.The influx of new hires, many of which will work in new fulfillment centers currently under construction in California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas, will push its total US-based workforce to over 280,000 by mid-2018.Amazon said the job opportunities will be for people with all types of education, experience and skill levels – from software developers and engineers to individuals seeking entry-level positions and those looking for on-the-job training.In a prepared statement, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said innovation is one of their guiding principles and has created hundreds of thousands of American jobs.The jobs are not just in their Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley, he added, they re in the customer service network, fulfillment centers and other facilities in local communities throughout the country.
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Ansible sysadmins, make with the patch-fingers because the project's just gone public with a high-severity bug.CVE-2016-9587 is a peach: a compromised remote system being managed via Ansible can lead to commands being run on the Ansible controller as the user running the ansible or ansible-playbook command , Ansible lead at Red Hat James Cammarata writes.Dutch outfit Computest found the bug.It writes that if an attacker can get access to one compromised machine, they can use that as a hop-off to the controller, gaining access to the entire server park managed by that controller .Its advisory explains the problem exists in how the controller handles an API feature called Facts.Facts let the Ansible controller get information about remote systems, using them in playbook variables, and users can write their own Facts if this sounds all a bit post-truth, we apologise .
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FBI Director James Comey refused to reveal whether the bureau is investigating ties between Russia and associates of President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday 10 January .Comey appeared with other intelligence chiefs in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.Comey did not answer a question from Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon and member of the committee, about investigations into Trump's ties to Russia, saying he "would never comment on investigations, whether we have one or not".According to Foreign Policy, Wyden countered: "I think the American people have a right to know this."Just days before the election, Comey revealed that he was reopening an investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.The probe produced no new evidence but proved devastating to Clinton's campaign.
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Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED ReviewUK price as reviewed : £29.99 inc VAT US price as reviewed : $34.99 ex tax Not all systems need a CPU cooler upgrade – for low-end, non-overclocked Intel CPUs, for example, the stock cooler tends to manage fine.However, upgrading is often a cheap way to attain lower noise levels, healthier temperatures, or even just improved aesthetics.With all three of those things in mind comes Cooler Master's Hyper 212 LED that will set you back £30.
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Juniper is warning users of its SRX firewalls that a borked upgrade leaves a root-level account open to the world.Any users who issued the "request system software" command with the "partition" option are affected by the bug.In its first advisory for 2017, the Gin Palace explains the failed upgrade can leave the system in a state where root CLI login is allowed without a password .It applies to any system upgraded from Junos OS prior to 12.1X46-D65.When the upgrade failed, the system reverted to a safe mode designed to make sure a sysadmin can get into the system to fix it – but in that mode, the only login available is root without a password.Other previously-valid authentication credentials are wiped.
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