Val Strefeler

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p The goal is getting them to type in a website and go sign up.The proposal is recruiting for Americans to work online.
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p Manufacturers don’t usually rattle off component models and sources for a variety of reasons.One is to protect their partners and another is to save majority of consumers from boredom.But thanks to some recent events, consumers might be a bit more paranoid about those unidentified components.Astute observers and powers users are now bringing forward the speculation that Samsung might have put different kinds of data storage chips inside the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8, which unavoidably brings up a similar but more severe case with the Huawei P10.It actually isn’t that rare for OEMs to source components of the same type from different companies.That, however, isn’t the case with the Huawei P10 and now the Samsung Galaxy S8, though the latter is far less extreme than the former.
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p The drive kick-started by Barclays comes on the heels of a survey that revealed millennials are most vulnerable to cybercrime.Leading UK bank Barclays is launching a £10m nationwide initiative, dubbed the 'Great British Fraud Fightback', aimed at spreading awareness about financial fraud risks.The digital safety drive launched on Monday (8 May) marks the first attempt by a high street bank to enable their customers to assume full control over how their debit cards would operate.Branch employees will also have access to a new police hotline to be used in instances when customers are scammed."Fraud is often wrongly described as an invisible crime, but the effects are no less damaging to people's lives" said Ashok Vaswani, chief executive of Barclays UK."As a society our confidence in using digital technology to shop, pay our bills and connect with others has grown faster than our knowledge of how to do so safely.
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p Stealthy attack code spotted going after payment systemsMicrosoft's security team is urging developers to shore up their software update systems – after catching miscreants hijacking an editing application's download channels to inject malware into victims' PCs.In a security advisory, Redmond's infosec gurus describe Operation WilySupply: their mission to find, isolate and destroy an unusual and highly targeted form of malicious code that was hiding in the software update mechanism of a widely used, and unnamed, editing tool.Microsoft thinks that the attackers found a flaw in the application's upgrade system that allowed them to send unsigned updates to Windows machines to install.A 132-byte binary called ue.exe was dispatched to some victims' computers: this fired off PowerShell scripts and Meterpreter to fetch and run the Rivit trojan.This wasn't the usual spray-and-pray malware attack.
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Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.Finding a game to match that laid-back mood can be challenging indeed.And that’s not even considering how games with timers or move limits continually prod you.None of that is bad, per se, but if you’re intent on playing something that won’t raise your ire or have you yelling at an opponent halfway across the world, then consider playing Hidden Folks.children’s books—but takes it digital with a ton of personality, as you hunt around these sprawling maps and interact with the various items, creatures, and people in sight.Hidden Folks hails from Adriaan de Jongh, an indie creator known for designing iOS games that are anything but typical.
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p Grab A Retirement Saver's Tax CreditDon't text and drive Rachel.Or you can drop your phone in a Faraday cage installed in your Nissan Juke.The device being developed by Nissan is dubbed 'Signal Shield' and will block all cellular signals to your phone.According to the NHTSA, nearly four thousand people were killed in distracted driving accidents in the United States, an additional 391,000 injured.State laws vary, but almost every state bans texting while driving.
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the beverage company Hartwall reported on Thursday based on its own special beer brewery in the Bay next summer.microbrewery association chairman Mika Tuhkanen is hartwall's news a little worried.This definition below can accommodate however many players, he recalled."If beer number one in a small brewery are infinitely small, is pretty challenging from the markets to catch up, if the price to have a huge amount to raise to survive", Tuhkanen continue.the Small breweries make the products more passion through, and the thought that we want to make good beer.When the brewery association managing director Elina Uzza started in the current job in seven years ago, there was a microbrewery in Finland 25.
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p Ed Bernard has all the right pieces, but wasn’t able to find a straightforward explanation for backing up his three Macs to a single external drive that he’s attached to one of them.First, Attach the hard drive to the Mac you want to act as the Time Machine “hub.” This should be a desktop machine and, preferably, one that’s connected via ethernet to your home network.Wi-Fi will work, but the amount of backup data passing over even the latest, fastest Wi-Fi flavor may bog down other simultaneous network activity.Even if only your Time Machine destination Mac connects to a base station via ethernet, that still halves the amount of backup data that passes over Wi-Fi—it’s transmitted from a Mac to the base station over Wi-Fi, and then from the base station via ethernet to the destination Mac.I wrote a column earlier this year that explains the formatting issues for local and networked volumes.Open the Sharing system preference pane, and make sure File Sharing is checked.
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Before this Facebookchef reveals how much the network profiling affects political choices.Read a selection of the latest tekniknyheterna here!Facebook's profiling may affect political choice.Regardless of what the company's representatives claim.It announces a former Facebookchef in the Guardian.the Researchers ' lightweight for portable technology is so small that it can be hung up on a strand of hair and be dissolved by the vinegar.
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p Calls for UK.gov to close the loopholes allowing 'bogus' self-employment statusMPs have slammed the "bogus" self-employment practices of so-called gig economy companies, accusing the likes of Uber, Amazon and Deliveroo of passing the buck on to the welfare state.In a report today by the Work and Pensions Committee, MPs urged the government to close loopholes exploited by gig economy companies.The committee heard from firms including Uber, Amazon, Hermes and Deliveroo, and the drivers who work with them.The evidence painted starkly contrasting pictures of the effect and impact of "self-employment" by these companies.Frank Field MP, committee chairman, accused the gig economy of "free-riding" on the welfare state and "avoiding all their responsibilities to profit from this bogus 'self-employed' designation while ordinary taxpayers pick up the tab."
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Last week’s F8 conference is still generating a boatload of excitement, especially over CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of an era without smartphones or televisions.Even worse (and this is uniquely ironic, coming from the world’s largest social network), Facebook is completely missing the intrinsic social need that drives adoption of most high tech products.Zuckerberg hinted at his vision for a post-iPhone, post-TV future by unveiling Facebook’s plans for augmented reality at F8 and was even more explicit in an interview with USA Today, saying, “We don’t need a physical TV.But while everyone in the audience around me nodded enthusiastically, I squirmed in my chair, resisting the urge to facepalm.Consider:To be sure, Samsung Gear VR, which uses Oculus technology, is doing fairly well.While Snapchat Spectacles attracted much initial buzz, it’s way too early to know if they actually attract mass market sales.I’m writing this essay with my Mac, so clearly smartphones haven’t replaced laptops.
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it Should now do small focus: major taxi companies are going to win, when the competition beginsEspoo-Kajo will increase to 1500-2000 car size category.the Old, smaller taxi companies instead clog up the other day Helsinki city centre, because of the fear of losing.besides, right now the availability is actually pretty weak in many areas.it is Believed, therefore, to this: remote get a taxi and entrepreneurs more work.Part of the effectiveness also has it that the brokerage center is able to operate with a minimal amount of people and automatically.
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Taking week-long exposures doesn't require building your own camera anymore -- just use this inexpensive, ready-to-shoot pinhole camera.Pinhole cameras create dramatic long exposures — but typically require that users design their own camera or assemble one from a DIY kit.However, that could change with Solarcan, a one-time use pinhole camera that comes ready to shoot and only costs around $15.The disposable pinhole camera’s Kickstarter campaign has already exceeded its original goal four times over with over two weeks remaining.In order to mass produce a pinhole camera, U.K.-based photographer Sam Cornwell decided to create the camera inside an aluminum can — yes, the same kind that pop and energy drinks come in.Since the body of the camera is already made, the camera doesn’t cost as much to make, though Cornwell said securing the machinery to make the machines was one of his biggest challenges.
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Alien: Covenant has a lot of far-flung futurist tech in it, which will inevitably be smeared in bits of the cast by the time the xenomorphs are done with them.But one piece in the movie is actually a bit of present-day technology: a small Rover provided by Audi that the manufacturer actually plans to send to the moon once its Hollywood career has taken off.The Lunar Quattro, as it’s called, has been in development at the car manufacturer in collaboration with a German space start-up called Part-Time Scientists (yes, really) since 2015, with plans for it to eventually be used as part of a mission to the moon.Sadly, the Quattro’s first mission will be fictional before it has any hopes of jetting off into the stars, appearing as one of the rovers used by the crew of the Covenant in the upcoming Alien movie.And, because apparently everything related to Alien: Covenant must have its own short film prologue, on top of its film appearance the Quattro also stars in this:It’s a neat way to integrate actual (eventual) space-faring technology into a sci-fi film, even if it’s a bit weird that the Covenant’s crew are ostensibly using a 2017 rover in the early 22nd century.
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Would that be... 4 Jiggahertz1?Edit: also, the Samsung 4K refurb listing from groupon is showing the 65" model at $1049.99 here on Ars, but at the Groupon page, it's showing as $1149.99Last edited by joequincy on Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:34 pm
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In these uncertain times, media measurement and analytics company ComScore said it will offer free viewability measurement via its ComScore Viewability tool.And, according to a rep, anyone will be able to access this free tool – not just ComScore clients.ComScore said this will allow advertisers to “focus on the metrics that matter” as the initiative promotes trust and transparency in digital advertising and improves cross-media comparability.According to a release, ComScore Viewability is a baseline offering that allows digital media buyers and sellers to measure viewability rates across display, video and mobile inventory.“Viewability is an increasingly expected part of advertising verification, but can consume measurement budgets and displace other important campaign metrics,” ComScore said in the release.“As a result, ad effectiveness is often gauged by viewability metrics alone, even though these speak only to whether or not an ad impression is seen and not whether it made an impact.”
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Projektbolaget Northvolt har smalnat av antalet potentiella platser för bolagets storskaliga batteriproduktion, enligt ett pressmeddelande.”Vi har pratat med ett fyrtiotal kommuner och går nu in i djupare samtal med åtta svenska och två finska kommuner.Det är en process med högt tempo, vilket är helt nödvändigt för att vi ska kunna inta en ledande roll på den europeiska marknaden” säger Peter Carlsson som är grundare och vd för Northvolt samt tidigare toppchef på Tesla.”Det här är det största industriprojektet i Sverige sedan bygget av kärnkraften”, säger han.Läs mer: Sveriges mäktigaste tech-investerare: Peter CarlssonDe åtta svenska kommunerna är Göteborg, Gävle, Luleå, Malmö, Mariestad-Skövde, Norrköping, Skellefteå och Västerås.
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As some of you may know, Huawei has been bashed for the lack of an oleophobic coating on their latest flagship Huawei P10.Huawei then announced that it was because of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and that they weren’t able to add it due to technical reasons.Well, it appears as the Chinese phone maker DOOGEE succeeded in such job, at least according to them, to prove it they released a photo of a drop of water on top of their upcoming DOOGEE MIX.You can see it down below.Dropping water on smartphones is the easiest way to check for an oleophobic coating.We can see in the picture that the water drop didn’t splash but just stayed there.This is on top of a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating that covers the phone’s display.Join GizChina on TelegramIf you were wondering, the DOOGEE MIX is the company’s attempt at creating a tri-bezel-less phone — no need to say where they took their inspiration from — with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display in the size of an iPhone 7 (4.7″).
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has unveiled its 2017 range of sound bars, with the top-of-the-line models featuring Google's Chromecast built in.The company has six new sound bars for 2017, priced between $80 and $250 and culminating in the flagship 36-inch 5.1 Wireless Sound Bar System.The 36-inch-wide SB3651-E6 sound bar offers wireless rears and a subwoofer that incorporates Chromecast built-in.Chromecast built-in allows users to stream directly over Wi-Fi from compatible apps such as Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and Pandora, as well as Android phones and Chrome browsers.It is also compatible across brands such as Sony and Onkyo enabling a multiroom music system to be created using Google Home.Vizio debuted its Google-compatible SmartCast app last year, and it allows control of compatible sound bars in addition to Vizio TVs.
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It’s been tough for me to let go of that attitude when it comes to link building, but I’ve been doing much better lately after realizing that it really is beneficial to have more involvement from various people.PR: They’re (hopefully) naturally good at getting the word out about the business, but they also can teach you a lot about how to pitch an idea to someone.I’ve also found that in many cases, PR people can find some great opportunities that I’ve missed because we just go about things in a different way.SEOs: While any good link builder can analyze a link profile and keep the link momentum going, SEOs are needed to do all sorts of things (to overgeneralize).They’re needed to do redirects for old pages, to make sure there are no major technical issues, to figure out how to deal with duplicate content and more.Outreach specialists: Link builders, in other words, but this sounds less controversial.
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