Wayne Konwinski

Wayne Konwinski

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Microsoft originally unveiled its Surface Dial accessory for its Surface Studio all-in-one PC almost a year ago.App support has been fairly limited so far, but Microsoft did promise that Photoshop would start supporting the accessory.That support is finally arriving today, beyond the basic zoom options that have existed for the past year.Adobe is updating its popular software to Photoshop CC today, and it includes Surface Dial integration to tweak brush settings.I’ve tested the Surface Dial integration, and it’s limited to just the brush settings.Adobe’s implementation brings up a separate brush menu when you trigger the Dial, and you can adjust size, opacity, hardness, flow, and smoothing by rotating the Dial.
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Användare väljer vilka kontakter de vill dela sin fysiska position med, och hur länge platsdelningen ska vara aktiv.Delningen kan avbrytas manuellt i förtid om så önskas.Det går att dela ens plats med enskilda kontakter och med hela grupper.De personerna kan då se din aktuella position på en karta.Finessen, som kallas Live Location, kommer till WhatsApp för Android och IOS under de kommande veckorna.
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ZTE has introduced the right type of Axon, M, just as a rumor claimed at the end of september.the Device has a two-5,2-monitors (LCD/1080p) which can be used separately or together.on the other hand can the two screens be used to multi-tasking – do one thing on one screen and another on the other.another mode allows the two separate screens to interact and form a of 6.75-inch display, according to ZTE.the Content on the screens can also be mirrored, so they show exactly the same thing.According to ZTE, it means that two people can more easily take some of the same content.
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Many doubted Porsche when it announced a round of downsizing, but the company proves it still rules the roost.The countdown to this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show has begun.Two of the stars of the event will be the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS, new additions to the German brand’s portfolio of sports cars that devote their undivided attention to handling and performance.Porsche updated the 718 where it counts: in the engine bay.The last GTS’ naturally aspirated flat-six doesn’t return, but the turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four that powers S-badged models receives a redesigned intake and a tweaked turbocharger to provide 15 additional horses.Transmission options include a standard six-speed manual and an optional dual-clutch automatic controlled by shift paddles mounted behind the steering wheel.
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the Update Case, the Creator's Update of Windows 10 has started to be rolled out in the day.There are a lot of news, as a uppiffat user interface.For professionals, should promises of improved security to be interesting.It includes the following:Settings for the digital assistant Cortana can be found nowadays in the usual inställningsappen.It also applies to the settings security.
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Most working Americans commute about 26 minutes each way to and from work.But when you live in one of these major US cities, you wind up spending more of your life commuting.Using data collected from the US Census Bureau, personal-finance site WalletHub ranked 116 of the most populated cities based on the average number of minutes residents spend traveling from home to work.Using that same data, Business Insider also looked at how people commute to and from work in each city.Here's just how long the 20 cities with the longest commute times spend getting to work, and how:
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The zero-day Flash flaw patched by Adobe’s emergency fix has been observed attempting to install the notorious FinSpy surveillance toolResearchers have warned computer users to patch a security flaw in Adobe’s widely distributed Flash after hackers were discovered using the hole to carry out attacks on Windows systems.Adobe released a patch for the issue on the same day that it was publicly disclosed by Kaspersky Lab, which discovered the hole last week.Kaspersky said it discovered the bug, which has been given the common designation CVE-2017-11292, being used by a hacking group called BlackOasis to attempt to install the FinSpy spying software, also known as FinFisher.FinSpy is marketed by Anglo-German company the Gamma Group to governments and police forces for surveillance purposes.BlackOasis has been observed several times over the past two years using previously unknown software bugs to install FinSpy on the systems of Middle Eastern dissident or opposition groups, with some of its targets being based in the UK, according to Kaspersky.
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And he has put Microsoft’s money where his mouth is, making quantum computing one of the three pillars of Microsoft’s strategy going forward.Microsoft’s current progress is the result of more than 20 years of research investment, working with universities around the world, mixing pure physics with computer science, and turning experimental ideas into products.[ Learn how to write apps that take full advantage of machine learning: Data in, intelligence out: Machine learning pipelines demystified • Google’s machine-learning cloud pipeline explained • R and Python drive SQL Server 2017 into machine learning.| Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]Initially proposed in the late 1930s, Marjorana particles have only recently been detected in semiconductor nanowires at very low temperatures.Compared to other qubit approaches, the Majorana particles used by Microsoft’s quantum computers are more stable and have lower error rates, spreading out the electron state across a topological knot that’s less likely to evaporate when its state is read.
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Clocks in general lost plenty of lustre with the age of ubiquitous smartphones, so if you want to sell chronometers in 2017, you have to go cool.For watchmaking outfit Maximilian Busser & Friends, that means expensive.Take its latest design, the Octopod, which not only tells the time, but provides a countdown for when it'll leap on your head, rip off your face and impersonate you at parties.According to MB, only 150 units will be produced, 50 in the colours of silver, black and blue.I used the word "expensive" in the opening paragraph and it's completely justified: one of these mechanical horrors will set you back $36,200 (£27,295).The clock is free-standing, with a single barrel providing enough power to last eight days.
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At the beginning of the month, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the US, at long last, will go back to the moon.“I’m excited to get boots back on the ground,” says Debra Needham, a planetary scientist at the Marshall Space Flight Center.“I’m saying that it happened,” Needham says.“But I’d like to prove it.”Proving it, for Needham and her colleagues, means going to places on the moon that were never explored by the Apollo astronauts in the 1960s and 1970s—including the far side of the moon where radio communication with Earth is more difficult.NASA scientists are also interested in the South Pole-Aitken Basin, which is the moon's biggest and oldest impact crater.
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The latest example is, of course, Fake News On Facebook; who would have thought that connecting everyone via social media would lead to wildly divergent narratives of (so-called) reality?And yet here we are.But if you think social media is messy and weird … just wait until we get self-driving cars.Not eligible for Amazon Prime.)It’s a one-bedroom abode which started life as a (brand-new) shipping container, but it has a shower, sink, toilet, appliances, and kitchenette, all hooked up to to external sewer, electric, and water connections.Luxury it’s not, but it’s yours for less than I pay in rent every year in San Francisco.
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In 2017, it can sometimes seem like power grids are practically crawling with digital intruders.Over just the last four months, news has emerged that Russian hackers penetrated a nuclear power plant, that the same group may have had hands-on access to an American energy utility's control systems, that another group of Kremlin hackers used a new form of automated malware to induce a power outage in Ukraine—and now this week, that North Korean hackers breached an American energy utility.What's publicly referred to as a "breach" of an energy utility could range from something barely more sophisticated than a typical malware infection to a nation-state-funded moonshot months or years in the making.It's true that the last several years have seen a "stark spike" in hacking attempts on industrial control systems like power utilities, water, and manufacturing, says Rob Lee, a former NSA analyst who now runs the critical-infrastructure-focused security firm Dragos, Inc.And even among those cases, Lee says, only two such groups have been known to actually trigger real physical disruption: The NSA's Equation Group, which used the Stuxnet malware to destroy Iranian nuclear enrichment centrifuges, and the Sandworm team behind the blackouts in Ukraine.They're instead hacking into far more prosaic targets: corporate email accounts, browsers, and web servers.
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Perhaps no one was more excited than I was by the official announcement that Amazon’s Alexa would work with Sonos speakers.It seemed insane that these gadgets didn’t already work together.Then I added the Sonos skill to the Alexa app on my iPhone and logged into Sonos to allow them to link.Then I told Alexa to discover the devices — and it did indeed find my two Sonos speakers.But it took about 30 minutes, when all was said and done, thanks to the need to recover some forgotten passwords.It appears they still aren’t playing well with others.
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I can come up with a million things I like about games, but No.1 on that list is realistic terrain deformation.That’s a nerdy way of saying I love the tracks the giant trucks leave behind in vehicle simulator Spintires.Now, developer Saber Interactive is preparing to unleash Spintires: MudRunner, an “ultimate” version of the game with additional vehicles, upgraded visuals, and more accurate physics.This is the first time the game is coming to those consoles after selling more than a million copies on Steam.It features an open-world map filled with objectives.
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Bad news if you’re a Facebook user who hasn’t been swayed by the magic that is virtual reality yet.Indeed, Mark Zuckerberg himself made the intention clear.“We want to get a billion people in virtual reality,” the Facebook founder insisted as he opened the conference.Oculus Go will arrive with a $199 price point in 2018, a fully standalone system.If you can’t wait, Oculus Rift and Touch are now down to $399 permanently.Still, that’s a lot more expensive than a free Facebook account.
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Even though the iPhone X isn’t even here yet, new rumors are looking into the future of the brand – far into the future, as a matter of fact.Apple is said to be working on a new foldable iPhone, but such a device may not be here for a few years yet.That may put Apple at a disadvantage, considering Samsung is expected to reveal a new foldable phone next year.According to a new report from The Investor, Apple has chosen LG Display as its supplier for foldable OLED displays.While LG Display has been a long time partner for the iPhone brand, currently Samsung Display is the only company making OLED displays on a large scale.Since Apple wants to go with LG Display over Samsung, we may not even see panel production begin until sometime in 2020.
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Walk up to someone and ask them what “Ragnarok” means, and chances are, they won’t have an answer.Even if they were randomly into Norse mythology, though, none of them would have answers as delightfully kooky as Thor: Ragnarok star Jeff Goldblum.Goldblum plays the Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok, the third Thor movie, which opens November 3.In the movie, “Ragnarok” refers to an event which will mark the end of times—which is also, basically, the preferred definition in mythology.But Goldblum took to Twitter today with the hashtag “What’s Ragnarok?” and read some of his favourite answers, none of which are what you expect.Why am I still trying to explain this when there are so many videos that do it better than I ever could?
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Most movie theatres are still running 2k and nobody cares.Heck most movies are not even filmed in 4k.When you put things into perspective you quickly come to realize resolution of TV is irrelevant.The limit of human vision useful for discriminating useful detail is 10 degrees of arc at a resolution of 60 pixels per degree or 600 x 600 per eye.Anything much more than that is unnecessary assuming 100% efficiency of projecting photons into the fovea.A 80" 4k screen at 5 feet distance already exceeds the limit of human vision at 64 PPD as well as most peoples budgets for TVs or place to put them to say nothing of natural unwillingness to sit so close.
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You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself.With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine.It’s a perfect two-minute summary of what a lot of modern AI can — and more importantly can’t — do.Teachable Machine lets you use your webcam to train an extremely basic AI program.Just hit the “train green/purple/orange” buttons, and the machine will record whatever it can see through your webcam.Once it’s “learned” enough, it’ll output whatever you like (a GIF or a sound effect or some speech) when it sees the object or activity you trained it with.
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Finally a programming language that is really NSFW.A genius who calls himself Dagan seems to have tired of the frigid code and created rich Fetlang, reports The Register."Fetland is a statically typed, procedural, esoteric programming language [...] It is designed so that the source code looks like a poorly written erotic fetischnovell", writes Dagan on the language's Github page.Fetlang has everything that is needed to cheer up the day.Here, there is both a bondage-loop that allows you to iterate through a chain and only can be stopped with a safeword, and printfunktionen named so clearly "make the slave scream".in Addition, is the entire language released in a bdsm-license.
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