Val Strefeler

Val Strefeler

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With the OnePlus 5 now in many people’s hands, there is plenty to consider with what has been the company’s best effort to date.With a second camera that brings proper zoom, we have yet another dual camera in the Android space.Although there’s a difference in some of the handsets’ other hardware specifications, and the LG G6 has a few extra frills to its name, we’re going to just focus on the camera hardware for now, and both companies are proposing different high-end camera philosophies.For starters, both of the front facing cameras are decent performers, with the only real advantage going to the OnePlus 5 with its higher resolution at 13 versus 5 megapixels.But the bottom line is that both are fine shooters out of the box, so your choice might boil down to the secondary sensor.When using the main regular lenses, we found some photos were better on the G6 and other were better on the OnePlus 5.
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LogMeIn, the company that provides authentication and other connectivity solutions for those who connect remotely to networks and services, has made another acquisition to expand the products it offers to customers, specifically in its new Bold360 CRM platform, launched in June.The company has picked up Nanorep, a startup out of Israel that develops chatbots and other AI-based tools to help people navigate self-service apps.LogMeIn is paying $45 million plus up to $5 million more in earn-outs based on performance and employees staying put over the next two years.Nanorep had raised just under $7 million from investors that included Titanium out of Russia (which had also backed Cloudyn, recently acquired by Microsoft), Oryzn Capital and OurCrowd.The startup already had around 500 large customers, including big names like FedEx, Toys“R”Us and Vodafone.In essence, its platform helps anticipate what customers are trying to do when they’re on a website — say in a technical support or search situation — and reduces the number of steps needed to get there.
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US health insurance giant Anthem has reported another data breach that may have exposed the personal data of more than 18,000 Anthem Medicare members.LaunchPoint Ventures, one of Anthem's consulting firms, discovered in April that one of its employees was possibly involved in identity theft-related activities.Following an investigation, the third-party firm found that the employee had emailed a file containing the data of Anthem's members to his personal email account on 8 July last year.The file contained the Protected Health Information (PHI) of various members including their social security numbers, health plan ID numbers, dates of enrollment and Medicare contract numbesr.In some cases, the last names and dates of birth were included.On 28 May, LaunchPoint said it learned that some other "non-Anthem data" may have also been misused by the employee in question.
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The Federal Communications Commission is well on its way towards repealing its existing net neutrality rules, which ban internet service providers from blocking legal content, slowing down specific connections, or charging tolls for so-called "fast lanes" on the internet.But the "replace" half will fall to Congress.This week House Committee on Energy and Commerce chair Greg Walden (R-OR) reportedly sent letters asking several companies to testify before Congress about net neutrality on September 7 of this year.But it will take more than just a hearing on Capitol Hill to work out a compromise.A federal court agreed, ruling that the FCC would need to reclassify internet service providers as "Title II common carriers" if it wanted to impose its regulations.Even Verizon and other internet service providers now say they're fine with the idea of rules banning blocking and throttling content, but say that classifying them as common carriers was a step too far.
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Some YouTubers and Twitchers choose to invest in premium software, but there are brilliant free screen recorders that are just as good as their paid-for counterparts.When you're choosing a free screen recorder for games, there are a few important points to consider.Before you get started, bear in mind that running any screen recorder will affect game performance, though the degree will vary.Easily the best screen recorder for gamers, whether you want to capture footage to upload to YouTube or stream your sessions live to TwitchWhenever we want to record a game here at TechRadar, we reach straight for OBS Studio.There’s no need to mess about launching the recorder before your game either – with a couple of clicks, you can configure OBS Studio to start capturing your display as soon as you launch a full-screen program.
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It has also changed its CEO, and announced a headcount cut for good measure.CEO Steve Luczo excused the revenue slump by telling Wall Street: “The results of our performance this fiscal year reflect improved year-over-year profitability of our storage product portfolio and business operations.“Although the near-term dynamics of technology shifts present demand variations for the storage industry from time to time, we continue to see growing storage demand in the long run, driven by the proliferation of data growth from new technologies, emerging industries, and growing businesses.”Sales in the fourth quarter were $2.41bn, compared to $2.7bn a year ago and $2.67bn a quarter ago.In terms of exabytes shipped – mostly in disk drives – Seagate said enterprise mission-critical exabyte shipments were flat year-on-year, and there was 4.5 per cent growth on the previous quarter.Full year net income was $772m, a 211 per cent improvement on last year’s $248m; nice one.
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A manufacturer says Amazon has been raising prices of products to double their actual recommended retail price, before artificially "lowering" the cost to create a fake "discount" during its Prime Day promotion.Remodeez is a startup based in Charlotte, North Carolina that has invented non-toxic, odourless foot and bag deodorisers.The recommended retail price of one of its deodoriser products is $9.99 (£7.67), as agreed between Remodeez's founder Jason Jacobs and Amazon since 2015.However, according to Jacobs, during the recent Prime Day event held on 10-11 July, Amazon said that the product usually retails at $15.42, but that it had been dropped down to the bargain price of "$9.99 for Amazon Prime Day"."We put a support ticket in right away and I rallied some friends through social media to go to their complaint board and complain," Jacobs told Fox Business.Even though Remodeez is the sole manufacturer of the product, it cannot mandate a set price, and Amazon does have a right to set the price of the product as it sees fit, according to the agreement Jacobs signed.
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From Unalaska to Bumpass, funny town names around the nation.A look at the mess that’s going on at Snopes, the fact-checking website that’s been cut off from its revenue and has turned to the public for help to continue operating.We’ve mentioned “green” cremation, or water cremation, before.Now it could become legal in California.And striking images by winners, finalists and jurors’ picks in the Magnum Photography Awards.Above: Screenshot of Snopes’ website.
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Microsoft has unveiled a bunch of features, that install Windows 10 the Fall -update.the 32-year-the journey of Windows operating system finishes Paint for update, told the Guardian.in April, Windows 10 Creators Update alongside Microsoft presented Paint a 3D application, which is installed in the Paint alongside.Paint 3D does not update Paint, but a whole new version, which works in a different way.Paint 3D includes a 3D image processing tools and some basic settings enable 2D image processing.Paint application, the first version was released for Windows 1.0 operating system in 1985.
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One of South Korea’s hottest YouTube stars is a 70-year-old grandmother whose cool, undaunted style and hilarity are a breath of fresh air in a social media universe that exalts youth and perfect looks.Park Mak-rye’s videos are all about showing off her wrinkles and her elderly life in the raw.Young South Koreans find her so funny and adorable that big companies such as Samsung Electronics and Lotte are banking on her popularity.Despite her new life as a celebrity, she still gets up before dawn to run her diner.Serving kimchi, wearing a dotted pink top and short skirt with a kitchen hygiene hat on her head, Park isn’t exactly the most stylish beauty icon.“It’s refreshing to see the world through the eyes of a grandmother.”
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Will Smith has traded his perfect shot for a magic sword.And Netflix gave us our first look today at San Diego Comic-Con.The story is set in a modern-day alternate universe where humans have coexisted with orcs, elves and fairies since forever."Bright" stars Will Smith as a human cop named Ward, and Joel Edgerton ("Midnight Special") plays his orc partner, Jakoby.According to the official Netflix description, even as the two battle each other, "as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.""Bright" also stars Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Enrique Murciano, Jay Hernandez and Margaret Cho.
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En Raspberry Pi är inte större än ett kreditkort, men den kan användas till långt mycket mer än att bara betala fakturor.Ursprungsmodellen togs fram med syftet att stödja undervisningen i grundläggande datakunskap i skolor och utvecklingsländer.I och med att serien blivit allt mer populär har dock användningsområdena för de lilla enkortsdatorerna formligen exploderat.Så bygger du en magisk spegelSå bygger du din egen NASSå bygger du din egen superbilliga mediaspelare
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“Mmm, how do you make food taste like this?” your dinner guests will ask, as you try to hide your new Smoking Gun (£80) behind your back, waving away a puff of your secret ingredient with a waft of your hand.“Oh, it’s nothing,” you’ll say, “just something I picked up from Heston.” Which isn’t strictly a lie, as it is part of the super-chef’s Sage range, with a removeable burning chamber for the Applewood or Hickory wood chips, and a silicone pipe for making sure the smoke goes where you want it to, and doesn’t just make people want to start chewing on your curtains.
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IBM are finding it difficult to gain traction in the cutting edge tech spaces, despite major investment.IBM posted a decline in revenue for a staggering 21st straight quarter, resulting in a 2.5 percent share price fall.While the company missed its mark on revenue, it still managed to exceed expectations on earnings.Analysts had foreseen this outcome for the company that has consistently missed the mark on revenue by four percent, with stocks subsequently falling 2.5 percent this time round.This slip in IBM stock left the share price down at $149.15 in after-market trading.These results continue to reflect how IBM is wing clipped by its legacy business, while also proving the difficulty the company is facing in entering the competitive cloud space, and regaining relevance.
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Wieden+Kennedy has revealed its latest work for Honda: a celebration of both the intricacies and beauty of filmmaking as part of the auto brand’s sponsorship of movies broadcast on Channel 4 and sister channels More4, Film4 and E4.Dream Makers, the hero 90-second spot, is an amalgamation of four different short films, in four different genres, featuring four different Honda models.The dramatic scenes are not the finished product but rather include the CGI skeletons, storyboard sketches, grading annotations and printed scripts that go into the production of a movie.The film aims to take viewers on a whistle-stop tour of the silver screen creative process, with the process being presented as an analogy of the ‘passion and relentless pursuit of excellence behind both great films and Honda vehicles’.The Dream Makers creative harks back to Honda’s ‘The power of dreams’ strapline.Shorter idents will run alongside all films shown across the Channel 4 portfolio over the next year.
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Access, the division of Alphabet that runs Google Fiber, had announced last year they'd dramatically cut back on its plans to expand its fiber rollout.The company lost its CEO and was leaderless until March when broadband veteran Greg McCray was brought in to steer the ISP in a new direction.After just five months in the job, McCray has stepped down from his post and the future of the company that was meant to disrupt the broadband business looks uncertain.The reasons for McCray’s sudden departure are still unclear, however according to Bloomberg, the CEO didn’t exactly have a smooth start at the company.He upset staff and caused a number of HR complaints over sexist comments during his first address to Access employees.Alphabet CEO Larry Page said in a statement that the company is "committed to the success of Google Fiber" and was looking for a new leader to manage the business.
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Apple skriver på sin utvecklatportal att det nu är fullt möjligt för utvecklares kundtjänst att bemöta recensioner i App Store.Det är en ny roll som Apple implementerat i Itunes Connect.Tidigare har det bara varit möjligt för de med admin-tillgång men nu blir verktyget mer anpassat för arbetslag.I det nya Itunes Connect-utseendet kommer de med kundtjänstbehörighet skickas direkt till betygssektionen när de klickar på ”Mina appar”-fliken.Här kan de sedan svara på olika omdömen, positiva som negativa.Tidigare har rollen varit uppdelad i ”Manager” och ”Marketer” och de som har någon av dessa tilldelad sig, får per automatik den nya behörigheten.
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That was what got us excited when we heard the new Apple TV would have third-party apps.Only when we reviewed the thing, we discovered the Siri Remote was sub-optimal for such activities.You’re in at the deep end in Manticore Rising, which initially finds you floating through the debris of an obliterated space fleet.For some reason, the hero stays aloft by blasting the floor with a massive gun, while being propelled forwards at insane speeds by an unknown force.But Phoenix HD’s procedural generation makes every game different, and there are some great touches, such as colour fading from the screen when you’re about to die and could do with scooping up some ship-repairing space dust.And like Nintendo’s title, this premium game’s all about skill – there’s no skipping ahead using IAP.
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Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg saw his net worth reach a record high of $66.7 billion over the weekend after shares of the social network’s stock continued to climb last week.Forbes, which provides a ranking of the world’s billionaires based on their net worth, says the 33-year-old tech titan is currently the sixth-richest person in the world.Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped that list, followed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Amancio Ortega, co-founder of the retail giant Inditex.Gates is worth more than $90 billion, according to Forbes.But can Facebook’s stock continue climbing for long?The tech firm’s shares rose to more than $160 per share on Monday, but the stock is currently down 0.43 percent at $159.26 per share.
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Gran Turismo Sport has received numerous setbacks since its announcement in 2015, but developer Polyphony Digital has finally revealed a release date for the racing game.The game will be the first Gran Turismo title to launch on the PS4, although it will be slightly different to previous entries in the series.To see how GT Sport differs from its predecessor, here are seven things you need to know about the new racer.[H5] It's not a direct successor to GT6Unlike the traditional line of Gran Turismo games, which aims to provide the biggest and most diverse car list of its competitors, GT Sport is a spin-off title that is setting its sights on the world of esports.Developer Polyphony Digital has designed GT Sport to allow drivers to hone their skills behind the wheel, rather than hand them a host of championships to complete for unlockable cars.
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