Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active is the follow-up to its Gear Sport, a stripped-down smartwatch focused on fitness tracking and glanceable notifications.At just $200, it’s much cheaper than the flagship $350 Galaxy Watch and the Apple Watch Series 4.Saving money often means sacrificing features, but the Active doesn’t lose out on much; it’s fast, swim-proof, has built-in GPS, includes a slew of fitness modes, and lasts a long time on a charge.The watch rests flat on my wrist, and I quickly forget that I’m wearing it, whereas I never really “forget” that my stainless steel Series 4 is on.It’s such a pleasant fit that I’ve been able to sleep wearing the Active without any discomfort.The watch automatically switches into sleep-tracking mode when it detects that you’ve gone to bed.
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Top-flight photo editing software can do just about anything to an image.Unfortunately, the problem is often how long it takes and the technical expertise required to get a photo to that perfect finished stage.Movavi Photo Editor has made a name for itself as a simple, one-click photo adjustment option while still offering enough high-end features to keep even professional-grade photographers happy.Right now, TNW Deals is offering up this ultra-handy app for any shutterbug at over half-off, just $19 for a limited time.Movavi takes the typical Mac photo editing software to the next level.Within minutes, even first time users will be able to get a handle on this streamlined interface and start making edits immediately.
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It can sell for up to 3 times its weight in gold and can be as much as about $63,000 per pound.The fungus eats its way through the helpless moth larvae and then sprouts out of their heads like a spring daisy.Caterpillar fungus grows in the remote Tibetan Plateau and Himalayan Mountains but that's not the only place you can find it.It shows up for only a few weeks each year in remote regions of Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan.For centuries, it's been a staple of traditional Tibetan and Chinese medicine.For instance, a family might add half of this to a chicken soup.
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Research using data from NASA's ARTEMIS mission suggests that lunar swirls, like the Reiner Gamma lunar swirl imaged here by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, could be the result of solar wind interactions with the Moon's isolated pockets of magnetic field.(Credit: NASA LRO WAC science team)If you've ever been mad at the Sun for getting a sunburn, you're in good company — the Moon gets them too.The NASA ARTEMIS mission has revealed that solar winds greatly impact the lunar surface and expose it to radiation from the Sun, leaving scars on the surface, due to the Moon's weak magnetic field."The magnetic fields in some regions are locally acting as this magnetic sunscreen," said Andrew Poppe, a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, in a statement.CALIFORNIA ASTROPHOTOGRAPHER CREATES COLORFUL MOON IMAGE USING PIECES OF 150,000 PHOTOS
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Two years ago, Blizzard announced its intention to release a series of remastered classic games, and so far, the company is making good on that promise.What's more, Blizzard has handed the game's keys to a completely different storefront: GOG.com.GOG has already announced that it will follow this Diablo launch with future re-releases of the first two WarCraft RTS games' original files.But seriously, this out-of-nowhere release, mixed with an out-of-nowhere partnership, is real—and we've tested the results.The first is a "vanilla" version, which runs on the game's 1.09b codebase with only one noticeable tweak: a scaling fix to ensure that the game renders at its original 4:3 screen ratio, no matter your display size (even though it otherwise transforms your screen in a way that resizes background windows in Windows 10).The second included version is a DirectX-fueled build of the game, whose extra tweaks were built entirely in-house by GOG.
Leica’s compact-yet-powerful Q was one of the most interesting cameras released in the past few years.Nearly four years later, Leica is back with the Q2, which retains the compact design and overall appearance of the original, but with some significant performance improvements.The headlining feature of the Q2 is its new sensor, which has the same full-frame size as before, but comes with an increase to 47.3 megapixels of resolution over the 24 megapixels of the original.The new sensor also comes with an upgraded processor, which enables things like a slightly expanded ISO range of 50 to 50,000, 4K video recording at 24 and 30 frames per second , and 1080p video at up to 120 frames per second, while maintaining the snappy response, continuous shooting, and autofocus of the original.Even with the 75mm crop, which discards much of the information captured by the sensor, the Q2 can still offer a 7-megapixel image.Externally, the Q2 looks nearly identical to the Q, but Leica says the inside of the camera has been completely redesigned.
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During an investor presentation, AMD confirmed that it plans to release the third generation of its top-tier Ryzen Threadripper CPUs before the end of the year.Although it didn’t clarify a specific launch date, the slide that accompanied its presentation suggested the debut would take place after that of the Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, which are currently slated for a mid-summer reveal.In the same way that AMD’s first and second-generation Ryzen processors put immense pressure on Intel’s consumer market, driving up core counts in both camps across the board, Threadripper did much the same to high-end chips.With boosted core counts up to 32 with support for 64 threads, Intel was forced to refresh its most powerful chips with the 99XX line and the absolute monster that was the 28-core Xeon W-3175X.We do know it will be based on the Zen 2 architecture, as will the Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs.That means they will be built on a 7nm process, which should confer a number of efficiency and performance advantages.
There are two main ways we could get rid of DST: Create fewer time zones or move to one universal time.This is only the beginning of the woes caused by one of the world's dumbest rituals — a tradition that's long overdue for abolishment.Daylight-saving time, or DST, has existed as a concept since at least the late 1800s."I own a child care [center], every year we have children crying because, 'it's getting dark and mommy or daddy have not picked me up yet.'"If we are saving energy, let's go year-round with daylight-saving time," the group says.For example, in Indiana — where daylight-saving time was implemented statewide in 2006 — researchers saw that people used less electricity for light, but those gains were canceled out by people who used more air conditioning during the early evenings.
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Cord cutting continued at a steady rate in 2018, as cable and satellite TV providers in the United States lost more than 3 million video subscribers, a new report from Leichtman Research Group said.Satellite TV services were hit especially hard.AT DirecTV lost 1.24 million subscribers and finished 2018 with 19.2 million subscribers.Meanwhile, Dish lost 1.13 million subscribers and ended 2018 with 9.9 million.The combined DirecTV and Dish losses of 2.36 million customers in 2018 was up from the companies' combined loss of 1.55 million in 2017.The top cable companies—Comcast, Charter, Cox, Altice, Mediacom, and Cable One—lost a combined 910,000 TV subscribers in 2018, up from a net loss of 660,000 in 2017.
If you’ve followed along to the news over the last year or two, you know that Facebook has seen a lot of bad PR.Between privacy problems, advertising woes, and the spread of “fake news,” it’s not surprising to learn that some are leaving the social media platform.But according to a new report from Edison Research (via MarketPlace), the most valuable age range is quitting Facebook by the millions.As you can see from the below graph, the 12-34 age bracket has reportedly seen a steady decline in users, 35-54 saw a slight drop in percentage, and 55+ has seen some growth.All of these percentage changes point to an estimated drop of 15 million when it comes to Facebook’s users.These numbers mean that roughly six percent of the U.S.’s population closed their accounts over the last two years and never came back.
You can now use the PS4’s Remote Play functionality on iOS devices, thanks to version 6.50 of the console’s firmware, allowing you to remotely play your PS4 games from an iPhone or iPad (via Engadget).To access it, you’ll need to download the Remote Play app for your iOS device, and then pair it with your console.Compatible games can then be played over Wi-Fi using the on-screen buttons.Announced back in 2013, Remote Play originally let you stream games from a PS4 console to the handheld PlayStation Vita, but later in 2016, Sony released Remote Play apps for both Windows and Mac.Although Sony has yet to announce a broader Android version of the service, the existence of an Android version of the app that’s exclusive to Sony Xperia phones suggests there aren’t any technical barriers.Bringing the functionality to iOS is a huge expansion for Remote Play, although it’s a shame that you’re not able to pair a DualShock 4 controller with the app via Bluetooth to avoid having to use on-screen buttons.
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UK carrier Vodafone announced on Thursday it will launch 5G in 19 cities throughout the UK in 2019.Vodafone is keen to preserve its lead in 5G, after activating the UK's first 5G network in Salford, Greater Manchester, in October 2018.Since then the company has extended coverage to Bristol, Cardiff and Liverpool and is currently readying equipment in Bristol, Cardiff and London.5G, the next generation of mobile network technology, promises to boost data speeds of up to ten times what we're currently used to, as well as making connections more stable and offering more bandwidth for other technologies such as VR, IoT and autonomous vehicles.Even though the first 5G networks were switched on in 2018, it's only been in the last couple of weeks that 5G has truly become a reality.At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco we saw the first few phones that are able to connect to 5G networks.
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Once the only game in town, clubs, arenas and other live event spaces now have to compete with the seemingly endless on-demand entertainment options.It’s no wonder the category has gotten crowded in recent years, with a number of players looking to bring personalized augmented audio experiences to concertgoers.London-based Peex has risen in the ranks quickly, courtesy of one prominent celebrity endorsement: Last year, the company announced that Sir Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick would be the first tour to publicly utilize its technology.Granted, Peex’s headsets will only be available in limited quantities to attendees who opt into the VIP package for the show, but live music events don’t get much higher-stakes than the farewell tour for one of the most beloved entertainers of the 20th century.The value proposition, meanwhile, is pretty simple.The idea of attempting to accomplish that for a capacity of 20,000 boggles the mind, even for a crew like the folks at Madison Square Garden.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Brian for many years and he has consistently been one of the most thoughtful, inspiring and intelligent people I know.Not long ago Brian and I had a chance to catch up and he shared with me the news of his new book Lifescale – How to live a more creative, productive and happy life.That’s a pretty compelling title and being up to my neck in digital distractions, multi-tasking and a need to break free out of that chaos, the notion of Lifescale was immediately interesting to me both personally and as a way to better empathize with customers as a marketer.I was writing a book to follow on X: The Experience When Business Meets Design and I had these ideas of trying to create a more mainstream book.I wanted to switch from the world of business to a more mainstream world.After I had time to reflect, I started to dig deeper and peel back layers to see what was really going on.
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Acquisition will further identity leader’s innovation in lifecycle management, application workflows and automationSAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 7, 2019–Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Azuqua, a leader in no-code, cloud-based business application integration and workflow automation.The proposed acquisition is expected to close during Okta’s fiscal first quarter, subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions.As every company transforms itself into a technology company, the proliferation of apps and services that power the modern business must drive efficiency, innovation and seamless end user experiences across disparate systems.According to Okta’s 2019 Businesses at Work Report, the average Okta customer has 83 cloud apps, and 9% of customers have more than 200 cloud apps.
In January, Bishop and his neighbors at an apartment complex in San Jose, California, got a message from their property manager.Every apartment was going to become a smart home, with a connected lock, water sensors, a smart thermostat and a wireless control hub to control it all in each house.It was his landlord's decision, and so on installation day on Feb. 1, he looked at his new smart lock and tried typing in the unlock code that was texted to him.For nearly an hour, the software entrepreneur worked with the property manager to open his smart lock.A maintenance worker finally fixed it by connecting the hub to Bishop's personal home network without asking for his permission, which he took as a serious breach of privacy.Filling your abode with a collection of internet-connected devices is a trend that's sweeping across homes everywhere, even if it potentially creates security vulnerabilities.
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Let’s take a look at these security patches, and Android security in general, to see what is all the fuss about!Secondly, by fixing the bugs once they have been found.Say, you type “001.300 * 02.7000” into the calculator app and it gives you the answer of 2.51.Clearly, something is wrong, maybe those extra zeros caused the software to behave unexpectedly?Once the problem has been found the software can be fixed and an update sent out to users.But in essence, an error in the program allows a third party to gain access they shouldn’t have.
Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 is now running on over 800 million active devices, just six months after passing the 700 million milestone at the end of September.The milestone also comes some two months after Windows 10 passed Windows 7 in market share.Windows 10 was installed on over 75 million PCs in its first four weeks and passed 110 million devices after 10 weeks.Growth was fairly steady afterwards: 200 million in under six months, 270 million after eight months, 300 million after nine months, 350 million after 11 months, and 400 million after 14 months.It naturally tapered though: 500 million after 21 months, 600 million after 28 months, and 700 million after 38 months.Microsoft was aiming for 1 billion devices running Windows 10 “in two to three years,” but backpedaled on that goal.
Google is rolling out shoppable ads to search results on Google Images andextending its "showcase shopping ads" to Google Images.Other platforms including Amazon, Instagram and Pinterest also are focusing on visual search as brands use it to find customers and boost sales.But media buyers said Google's move is a direct threat to those platforms since Google is the undisputed king of search.The company made the announcement during Shoptalk, a retail conference held in Las Vegas this week, and is testing the ads on a small percentage of traffic with retailers on broad search queries such as "home office ideas" and "abstract art.""Google has always been a place where you can find a specific product or store, but it's also a place where people increasingly come to look for inspiration or discover new brands and products," Google's president of global partnerships Daniel Alegre told Business Insider."That's why we're investing in shopping solutions across more of our properties, to help retailers connect to more shoppers."
Jon and Danielle Murray, who started vlogging about their family life with six daughters almost four years ago, are debating whether they should abandon YouTube entirely.Only a handful of family vlogging channels will be allowed to keep their comments section open — and the Murrays aren’t included.But YouTube has removed comments from the majority of videos featuring minors, in an attempt to combat predatory behavior.“We just picked up a bunch of mail from our P.O.box, gifts that people send us, cards, and all kinds of stuff ... it really feels like people you know.”Comment sections are a way for viewers to shout out their favorite moments, thank creators for a video, or even express their frustration with a particular scene.
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