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If Time Inc.’s intended sale of a majority stake in Essence sent mixed signals about what Time Inc. considers a “core asset” (Essence is core, Time Inc. CEO Rich Battista), Time Inc.’s plans for Coastal Living, Sunset and Golf do not.yesterday, Time Inc. is considering a potential sale of those three titles, with Battista telling Smith that Time Inc. needs to “focus on the key biggest growth drivers of this company that will move the needle the most.” And while he calls Coastal Living, Sunset and Golf “wonderful titles and wonderful brands,” he tells Smith that “they’re just relatively smaller in our portfolio.”The three titles span two coasts and all four cardinal directions.The Birmingham, Ala.-based Coastal Living is a home design and lifestyle magazine for life on North America’s coasts.The California-based Sunset focuses on life out West, and the New York-based Golf is self-explanatory.Time Inc. will be focusing its energies on video for both television and social, and on growing the Foundry, its branded content studio and digital vertical incubator.
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The software's topped independent testing results for years, to such an extent that in 2016 AV-Comparatives created a new "Outstanding Products" category for it and Bitdefender.But late Tuesday, the company announced Kaspersky Free, letting you deploy that top-notch defense without spending a single dime.Kaspersky Free isn't as full-featured as the full-blown version, offering only antivirus protection for files, emails, and the web, along with table-stakes features like automatic updates and a quarantine for flagged files."In short, the indispensable basics that no one on the planet should do without," CEO Eugene Kaspersky wrote.Think of it like the Windows Defender security tool native to Windows 10, but using Kaspersky's highly regarded technology.The streamlined focus helps keep Kaspersky Free's footprint smaller than that of the paid versions, Kaspersky says.
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Nintendo's ultra-cute, super-tiny NES Classic Edition was supposed to cost $60.We all know how that went -- disappointed shoppers, eBay scalpers, and then an ignominious death: Nintendo decided to kill it after selling just 2.3 million units.But maybe, just you can still buy one for a more reasonable price -- at ThinkGeek, any minute now.(They weren't live at the time we pressed publish.)Assuming that they haven't sold out again by the time you read these words.(Seriously, what are you doing still reading this sentence?
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For Convoy, a meet-and-greet hosted earlier this year by two prominent investment firms has resulted in one of the bigger Series B fundings of 2017.As Convoy cofounder and CEO Dan Lewis recalls it, his company, a two-year-old, tech-enabled trucking network, was invited to the full-day event organized by Greylock Partners and Y Combinator, the famous startup accelerator.Lewis knew only that the purpose of the event was to help invited startups understand how to grow and scale their businesses.Lewis met with Y Combinator partners Ali Rowghani and Anu Hariharan, and a relationship was struck.Over the course of the last several months, Rowghani and Hariharan, who lead Y Combinator’s Continuity growth fund, began talking about leading Convoy’s newest round.Now, Convoy, based in Seattle, is announcing that financing.
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yesterday spread concern the world over after a list from Microsoft hinted that the classic drawing program Microsoft Paint would be removed in conjunction with Windows 10 Cases Update.Now, the responsible Microsoft itself in turmoil and say that Paint is here to stay and that the program will not be deleted.Instead, it should be a free app on the Windows Store.don't Miss: In the autumn of the updated Windows 10 - here are the main newsPaint 3D as the app is called go to download now and will continue to be updated with new features.in Addition to the new ritmöjligheter in 3d so has the program even the old 2d-functions.
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The Xbox One X is nearly upon us, but if you’re not ready to shell out $500 for a new console, Microsoft has a pair of new Xbox One S deals that might tempt you instead.These deals cover both versions of the Xbox One S, so regardless of what kind of storage space you’re looking for, you’ll be able to save money in at least some regard.The first deal actually centers around an individual Xbox One S bundle.Starting on August 25, Microsoft will offer a bundle that comes packed with a 500GB console and a copy of Madden NFL 18.The bundle itself will set you back $279, which is already a small discount on Microsoft’s standard pricing of $300 for a 500GB Xbox One S.There are, however, a few additional perks for those who pick this bundle up.
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Bungie has announced that the ongoing Destiny 2 beta has been extended by two whole days, allowing fans even longer to sample the upcoming sequel to 2014's hit online multiplayer shooter.The beta will now conclude across Tuesday (25 July) and Wednesday (26 July) depending on your time zone: Wednesday 2:00am BST / Wednesday 3:00am CET / Tuesday 9:00pm EDT / Tuesday 6:00pm PDT.Bungie has warned players that it plans to conduct some testing across those two additional days, and so they may run into errors and other problems.This is exactly what betas are for however.Destiny 2's beta launched on Tuesday 18 July and Wednesday 19 July for those who pre-ordered the game on PS4 and Xbox One respectively, then launched globally for everyone to play on Friday 21 July.The beta kicks off with the game's opening mission - called Homecoming - which sets everything up.
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In his first days as the newly minted White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci has spent some time deleting old tweets that don't align with his new boss's views.During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace said it was an understandable move, and pulled up a 2012 tweet in which Scaramucci advocated for tougher gun control laws.Wallace reminded Scaramucci that "all this stuff lives forever," and asked if he still believed that."What I was worried about in 2012, in urban centers, if you don't have a little level of gun control, it could lead to more violence."The new communications director first announced on Saturday that he would be deleting his previous tweets.Past views evolved & shouldn't be a distraction.
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There’s been a lot of talk about the issues of the OnePlus 5, but do these problems really affect your day to day use?I’ve been fortunate enough to have owned every single OnePlus Phone to date.The OnePlus 2 was better and the OP3 better still, so how has this young company done with the latest OnePlus 5?OnePlus 5 Review – DesignThe design of the OnePlus 5 is a very hot topic, with many people shouting about how the phone looks identical to the Oppo R11 and iPhone 7 Plus.There’s not much I can tell you about the design of the OnePlus 5 that you won’t already know from seeing an iPhone 7 Plus in the flesh, but for those wondering about build quality, I can certainly comment.
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Mercedes expects its Level 4/5 autonomous cars to be on the road as soon as 2020, but for now the automaker’s vehicles are being purposefully held back from becoming too self-sufficient.The upcoming refresh of the German automaker’s flagship sedan is actually artificially hamstrung, he points out.While officially it’s considered a Level 2 car according to the SAE stages of autonomous driving, remove the inhibitors – which demand the driver periodically touch the steering wheel, for instance – and the S-Class could do Level 3 in many situations.That path, though, leads you into a world of murky regulations.The most obvious use-case in the beginning for a Level 4/5 vehicle is a robot taxi, he suggests, because such a car would be “phenomenally expensive”.Compared to a regular vehicle, a taxi is in use for a far greater percentage of the day; the limiting factor to a return on investment, in fact, is the human driver requiring rest.
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NASA's long-lived Mars Opportunity rover isn't slowing down after more than 13 years on the job.NASA showed off the rover's current Red Planet hangout on Thursday with an epic panoramic view of an area called "Perseverance Valley."That's a fitting place name for a rover that has far exceeded its original three-month mission timeline.The massive panorama rewards a closer look.Off on the right side, you can see Opportunity's wheel tracks stretching back over a gentle ridge.The two hill-like areas are known as "Winnemucca" and "Cape Tribulation."
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Taking the "I've spent £2.20 on an Americano so now I live here" attitude of some coffee house customers to the extreme, the police will use cafes to conduct meetings with the public.London Mayor Sadiq Khan plans to save as much as £15m by shutting official meeting places around the capital.For some time now police have met with the public in libraries and supermarkets because people simply don't use them.Instead, he suggests going to where the public go, to places like coffee shops to meet with concerned citizens.And it's not actually a bad idea, as so many of us just visit these places as part of our daily routine, but might not pop into a library or police station every day.Criticism of the plan seems mostly to revolve around getting the public onboard.
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First, humans gave them the ability to drive down the highway without smashing into things.The methodical German engineers behind the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class want their baby to move beyond simplistic freeway driving, and onto the roads that wind through towns, villages, and cities.The Mercedes flagship’s secret sauce is in its updated semi-autonomous adaptive cruise control.This newly juiced system has the car automatically slow down for turns in the road ahead to help the driver steer safely through.Some of this is helpful.But there are still parts of the semi-autonomous driving system that can be unsettling for drivers.
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Two suspects accused of orchestrating a cybercrime heist against a US software firm were named this week (17 July) in an indictment by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) after allegedly hacking into private computer networks and selling stolen weapons software to Iran.Mohammed Saeed Ajily, 35, and Mohammed Reza Rezakhah, 39, are being sought for their role in cyberattacks against US company Arrow Tech in 2012.Stolen computer software was later sold to a number of Iranian customers in violation of US export sanctions, the DoJ said.Ajily, a businessman who employed a group of hackers, would allegedly task Rezakhah with breaking into computers and unlawfully "cracking" locked software.Others highlighted were Malek Ashtar Defense University, Tehran University, Sharif Technical University and Khvajeh Nasir University.As some documents remain sealed, it remains unclear how much money was netted by the illicit scheme.
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Little Super Mario sits alongside Mickey Mouse and Ronald McDonald as one of the modern world's most recognizable characters.And yet, even with something as popular and straightforward as "Super Mario Bros.", the Hollywood movie industry adapted it into something hilariously bad.This is the norm for video game adaptations taken on by Hollywood, whether it's a TV show or a film — few expect their favorite game to get turned into a good movie or show.It's smart, funny, and manages to turn a largely uninteresting game series (story-wise) into a compelling narrative.We caught up with "Castlevania" showrunner Adi Shankar over the phone last week to ask how he and his team managed to pull off what so many others in Hollywood could not.Shankar said the reason so many video game adaptations are terrible is because of the approach taken by Hollywood: Rather than diving in on what makes the game's world interesting to the people who already love it, adaptations tend to broaden the scope too far in an attempt to draw in a larger audience.
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Startup Emerges from Stealth with Global 2000 Customers and Sequoia Capital BackingMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 18, 2017–StackRox today announced its platform delivering adaptive threat protection for container technologies, including Docker and Kubernetes.Co-founded in 2014 by industry veterans Sameer Bhalotra (former Sr. Director for Cybersecurity at the White House) and Ali Golshan (co-founder and former CTO of Cyphort), the company is launching a new security platform with enterprise customers in the finance, media, technology, and government sectors, and $14 million in funding led by Sequoia Capital.The StackRox team will showcase the new solution at Black Hat USA, July 25-27 in Las Vegas.StackRox enables security teams to see containers in high resolution; defend against threats such as code injection, privilege escalation, malicious lateral movement, and data exfiltration; and streamline security operations – all with a single platform.
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In 1882 Thomas Edison opened the world’s first commercial central power station in lower Manhattan, serving a one-quarter square mile area, and launching urban electrification.135-years later, billions of people are still living without access to electricity.Despite the availability of technical solutions 1.2 billion people, equivalent to 16 per cent of the global population, are still without any form of electricity and 3 billion people still cook over open fires.More than 95 per cent of those living without electricity are in sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia, 80 per cent of which live in rural areas.Because much of the world’s energy poor live in remote, low-density, rural areas, it simply isn’t viable to run centralised electricity grids over these distances.However, the Internet of Things (IoT), in combination with advances in clean technologies, is helping off-grid communities gain access to energy, which is helping change lives.
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Everyone who loves a bit of motor racing gets a bit giddy about city races.In F1 the Monaco race is a highlight for a lot of reasons, but putting it on normal streets adds a sense of excitement that a race track doesn't usually have.Perhaps it's the extra danger posed by a track with fewer safety features.A London F1 circuit has been discussed for years, but a new proposal suggests that the East London Olympic park might make for a good venue for such a race.The proposal which has been seen by City AM suggests that the race could form part of a week of racing and car-related activities in the area.A festival with various events would take place from the Saturday prior, through to the Thursday.
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There’s some wordplay on the front pages of Paris newspapers today.Le Monde uses the French word for bet–pari–to evaluate the “pari diplomatique” (the diplomatic bet) of President Macron welcoming President Trump to France for a July 13-14 visit.Some less subtle Paris riffing adorns the front page of today’s Bastille Day edition of Libération.The 45th sitting U.S. president is labeled “A Pariah in Paris.” The paper is all-in with its dim view of Trump.A separate analysis piece this week is headlined: “Sudan Embargo: Trump Decides to Decide Nothing.”By the way, speaking of the liberation.fr website, the homepage features something rather unique.
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Eleven-year-old Gitanjali Rao is one of just 10 finalists for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, and her invention just might save lives in the future.“My name is Gitanjali Rao and I like finding solutions to real problems,” says the 11-year-old girl finalist in one of the most distinguished science competitions in the U.S.“Imagine living day in and day out drinking contaminated water with dangerous substances like lead,” Rao explains in her entry.There are over 5,000 water systems in the U.S. alone with lead contamination issues.Timely detection and preventative action can help mitigate the problem, but today it takes a long time because of chemical labs and expensive equipment.In reading through materials on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s material science department website (as typical sixth-graders are not known to do), Rao learned about a new type of nanotechnology — and made the correlative leap to recognize a new practical application for it.
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