You d have more control over the nutrients, with the same emotional benefits of sharing a meal with your pet that you d have with a human.The following infographic from Breeder Retriever shows some basic guidelines for using your slow cooker to make dog food, one layer at a time.But we have to urge you to use caution: this is a formula, not a recipe.Homemade food is a great option for many pets, but we recommend that owners avoid general recipes from books and the Internet and instead consult with a board-certified veterinary nutritionist, said Jennifer Larsen, an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC Davis and lead author on the study.These specialists have advanced training in nutrition to help formulate customized and nutritionally appropriate recipes.So use this infographic as a guide click here to enlarge — and then show it to a veterinary nutritionist to get their thoughts about which ingredients are best for your pet.
SantanderInnoventures topped up Ripple's $28m Series A fundingSantander is the first UK bank to use blockchain technology for international payments, using Ripple, a technology the bank has supported for some time.Payments can be made from GBP to EUR and USD; currently, payments made in EUR can be sent to 21 countries and US Dollar payments to the USA only, said Santander in a statement.Sigga Sigurdardottir, head of Customer and Innovation at Santander said: "The need for finance has evolved from providing a physical Pound in your pocket or card in your purse, where you pay at a till, to being seamlessly integrated into a new, always on, connected lifestyle.Chris Larsen, chief executive officer at Ripple said: "Ripple is redefining the way that value moves around the world, and today we're already enabling real-time, affordable international settlement between banks who have adopted our solutions."As an early adopter and pioneer in the banking industry, Santander is the first bank in the world to transfer real funds externally.For banks, it can enable the transfer of data and value in a more accurate and faster way.
The company argues its customers would be harmed by removing iMessage, Facetime and VPN On Demand from its devicesApple has said it plans to challenge efforts by a patent licensing company that aim to disable Apple s Facetime and iMessage services, following a jury verdict that found the software contained patented technology.The case casts light on the extensive litigation that has accompanied the growth of the mobile device business upon which Apple s current fortunes are founded.The jury agreed once again that Apple has been using the technology developed by our inventors, said VirnetX chief executive Kendall Larsen at the time.Mistrial argumentApple is contesting the court s findings, is seeking a mistrial and a termination to any royalty obligations.The company argues that any injunction would be inappropriate since the patents involved in the case have been invalidated by the US Patent and Trademark Office USPTO .The validity of VirnetX s patents hasn t been settled definitively, and is currently being contested before the Supreme Court.
As AI and machine learning take steps further, the consequences of bots trying to act human are unpredictable.For Sequel, a platform trying to create personas, one unforeseen reaction is that Detective Kees Larsen, part of the Probable Cause bot, is starting to get actual crime tips from users.The bot, which debuted in April alongside the Facebook Messenger bot platform, talks with people as they tackle a murder mystery.We truly get at least 3-5 emails a week from people who are emailing our help line and reporting crimes.Please dial 911 and report it, Omar Siddiqui, CEO of Sequel maker Kiwi, said.Siddiqui shared this story of confused users on the wrong side of Uncanny Valley with a crowd of about 50 people Monday at Botness, a two-day gathering of chatbot makers in San Francisco.The event was organized by some of the biggest names in the messenger startup community, including Kik, Slack, and Microsoft, together with Chris Messina, who declared 2016 the year of conversational commerce.Initially, Sequel wanted Detective Kees to be seamless and give no indication that the detective is a bot, but as a result of the attempt to report crimes, the company made a few changes.
Marcus Treacher, general manager of Ripple's London office told IBTimes: "We are actively working with some very big banks worldwide.I'm not sure if you remember the first Eurostar train that went to Waterloo - it went like 300mph across northern France and then 25mph chugging in to London because the tracks just couldn't cope."So we can rethink how money moves across borders; it goes by SWIFT these days, but essentially the same model is happening as the Medicis had back in the dark ages.Ripple rethinks the "postal service" existing today between the SWIFT MT messaging series of 100, 200, 300."When you have this kind of a postal service running back and forth between banks that therefore bridge countries, you have always got that latency; you have got that lack of clarity about who has got what and where a payment is and many bad things accrue from that fundamental set up.A fourth or a fifth player can also be added, who can be the notaries or the checkers or the approvers: the Ripple equivalent of miners to make sure that the transaction is solid.
The University of California wants to defeat deanonymisation with a hardened version of the Tor browser.It is hoped the technique described in the paper Selfrando: Securing the Tor Browser against De-anonymisation Exploits PDF will help to frustrate deanonymisation efforts by government agencies.The nine-strong research team is composed of Mauro Conti; Stephen Crane; Tommaso Frassetto; Andrei Homescu; Georg Koppen; Per Larsen; Christopher Liebchen; Mike Perry, and Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi.The exploit abused an use-after-free vulnerability in Firefox to gain arbitrary code execution."The main payload of the exploit collected the MAC address and the host name from the victim machine and sent the data to an attacker-controlled web server, bypassing Tor," they write.The team will now work to improve Selfrando's operating specific features including thread-local storage support, something relied on in Firefox s default heap allocator jemalloc.
Several banks including Santander and UBS are embracing distributed ledger technology for cross-border payments in real-world transactions.The distributed ledger technology produced by Ripple allows banks to get rid of the traditional model of using local currency accounts with correspondent banks for transactions, instead, money is converted into the native Ripple currency, XRP, and sent in near real-time.The purpose of using the technology is essentially to slash the time and cost of cross-border settlement and enable new types of high volume, low value global transactions.Despite the increasing push from banks to use distributed ledger technology in real-world scenarios, there has been a warning from the Financial Stability Oversight Council FSOC about the use of the technology.The US Treasury agency said in its annual report: "Market participants have limited experience working with distributed ledger systems, and it is possible that operational vulnerabilities associated with such systems may not become apparent until they are deployed at scale."The report goes on to state that although distributed ledger systems are designed to prevent reporting errors or fraud by a single party, "some systems may be vulnerable to fraud executed through collusion among a significant fraction of participants in the system."
The tool, called Selfrando, could greatly improve on the attack protection provided by techniques such as ASLR, researchers sayA group of computer security researchers have developed a tool they say could make it significantly more difficult to hack the privacy-oriented Tor Browser – and which could also be used to protect other types of programs.RandomisationASLR works by causing programs and their various components to load into different locations in memory each time they run, but is limited by the fact that there are relatively few different possible memory locations, making it possible for an attacker to guess the location of the component needed.Selfrando is more fine-grained, randomising the order of all the individual machine code functions in the protected program every time it loads and thus making it much harder for attackers to predict where the code fragments will be, the researchers said.ASLR is like changing the order of the books on a shelf once a month or so, but Selfrando is more like reordering the individual chapters in every book, every time you open it to read it , said Sophos security expert Paul Ducklin in an advisory.Of course, if you shuffle around the pages in a book, there s a lot of additional housekeeping you need to do as well, such as updating the table of contents and the index, as well as adding a note at the end of each chapter to say where to go next, and so forth, he wrote.Mauro Conti of the Università degli Studi di Padova, Tommaso Frassetto, Christopher Liebchen and Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi of the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Stephen Crane, Andrei Homescu and Per Larsen of Immunant and Georg Koppen and Mike Perry of the Tor Project contributed to the research, which is to be presented at the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium in Darmstadt next month.
You could even step across the state line into Nevada and place a bet on your favorite football team to win the Super Bowl at the MontBleu resort s sports book.Or, you could keep on driving a few miles north along Highway 50 until you get to a spot called Zephyr Cove, Nevada.Yeah, you might not have heard about them, and the way VirnetX s shares performed Monday, it seems like a lot of investors wanted to forget about them.More on that later.You see, late Friday, U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder, who holds court in Tyler, Texas, did the equivalent of lighting fire in his courtroom to a ruling that had awarded VirnetX $625.6 million from Apple in a patent infringement case.VirnetX had alleged that Apple violated four of its patents related to internet security technology when it used VirnetX s technology in it FaceTime and iMessage applications.Schroder threw out the verdict on the grounds that Apple had been treated unfairly in the case.How unfairly?Schroeder said that two VirnetX lawsuits that were combined into one single trial shouldn t have happened.He said that wasn t fair to Apple because jurors might have been confused about the issues involved in the different cases at the time of the trial.In a statement, VirnetX Chief Executive Kendall Larsen said the kinds of things you might have expected from a guy who had been victorious over the world s most valuable company, and was then faced with having to pay a bunch of lawyers even more money: Judge Schroeder ordered the cases to be retried separately, and the first trial to start Sept. 26.
Microsoft today announced that it is again delaying the end of support for Windows 7 and 8.1 devices running sixth generation Intel Skylake chips.In January, Microsoft said support for those Windows operating systems would end on July 17, 2017.Then, in March, Microsoft pushed back the end date to July 17, 2018.Today, Microsoft is pushing back the end date for Windows 7 by a year and a half — January 14, 2020, is last day now — and for Windows 8.1 by four and a half years — till January 14, 2023.This also applies to Windows Embedded 7, 8, and 8.1.Enterprise customers are moving to Windows 10 faster than any version of Windows.At the same time, we recognize that, in some instances, customers have a few systems that require longer deployment timeframes.We listened to this feedback and today are sharing an update to our 6th Gen Intel Core Skylake support policy, Microsoft director of Windows business planning Shad Larsen wrote in a blog post.The announcement comes a few weeks after Microsoft admitted that it would not attain its goal of getting Windows 10 onto 1 billion devices within two to three years of its launch last summer.
Microsoft has officially extended support for Intel's Skylake chips in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 through to their respective EOL dates, from a planned 2018 cessation.Microsoft has officially extended the support lifespan for its users with Skylake hardware and its previous-generation Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.While Microsoft had originally set a deadline of the 17th of July 2017 for support of Skylake chips in its last-generation operating systems, as part of its not-so-gentle campaign to upgrade as many users as possible to Windows 10, it has been having second and third thoughts regarding its decision.Earlier this year Microsoft extended the deadline for cessation of support by a further year to July 2018, and now the company has announced that it's adding another three and six years to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 respectively.'Enterprise customers are moving to Windows 10 faster than any version of Windows, claimed Microsoft's Shad Larsen, director of Windows business planning, in the announcement as an apparent attempt to head off any suggestion that Windows 10 is proving unpopular with business users.'At the same time, we recognise that, in some instances, customers have a few systems that require longer deployment timeframes.
Lightning in Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona on July 26, 2013.The U.S. Department of Interior has shared a stunning photo on their Twitter feed that shows a jagged bolt of lightning that evokes the shape of a tyrannosaurus rex.A spokesperson for the department tells FoxNews.com that the photo was taken on July 26, 2013, in Arizona s Petrified Forest National Park.Have you ever seen lightning make such wild shapes?Looks like a T-rex chomping @PetrifiedNPS Arizona weather pic.twitter.com/4pzDfQQoR1— US Dept of Interior @Interior August 17, 2016
It s a cautionary tale and it s one about letting the tech you love go.After Cato Berntsen Larsen s friend dropped his phone in a public latrine, the two men deliberated who would go in to retrieve it, deciding it should be Larsen because he was slim enough to fit into the tank.It goes without saying that Larsen is an excellent, self-sacrificing friend.Not only was his attempt unsuccessful—RIP phone—but Larsen got trapped inside the outhouse, finding that although he could comfortably make it inside the hole, getting out was another story.The 20-year-old Norwegian man who has the anarchy symbol tattooed on his cheek, presumably because he doesn t play by the rules said he did not think twice before climbing down into the latrine when his friend called for help.Larsen stood thigh-deep in the contents of the latrine—which is not connected to a sewer and thus emptied seasonally—for an hour, quickly becoming sick and throwing up.
If you re going to accidentally drop your smartphone into a toilet, you really don t want it to be one of those old-fashioned outhouse types with a large tank beneath that only gets emptied a few times a year.But that s exactly what happened to Cato Berntsen Larsen s friend in Norway recently, leaving the poor fella staring hopelessly into the darkness of a filthy, stinking pit wondering if he d ever see his mobile device again.Cato, seemingly intent on taking the definition of true friend to a whole new level, kindly volunteered to enter the smelly void to see if he could get his buddy s phone back.Apparently, the pair concluded that Cato was the slimmer of the two, so would more easily squeeze through the hole of the toilet bowl.So, in a scene presumably reminiscent of that memorable momentin Trainspotting, into the festering tank of rotting human discharge Cato went.Trouble was, he couldn t get out again.
It s a cautionary tale and it s one about letting the tech you love go.After Cato Berntsen Larsen s friend dropped his phone in a public latrine, the two men deliberated who would go in to retrieve it, deciding it should be Larsen because he was slim enough to fit into the tank.It goes without saying that Larsen is an excellent, self-sacrificing friend.Not only was his attempt unsuccessful—RIP phone—but Larsen got trapped inside the outhouse, finding that although he could comfortably make it inside the hole, getting out was another story.The 20-year-old Norwegian man who has the anarchy symbol tattooed on his cheek, presumably because he doesn t play by the rules said he did not think twice before climbing down into the latrine when his friend called for help.Larsen stood thigh-deep in the contents of the latrine—which is not connected to a sewer and thus emptied seasonally—for an hour, quickly becoming sick and throwing up.
El Reg answers your questions while you wait for make all to finishHey, Windows 7 users ... Look at all these Kaby Lake Core dies you can't use Photo by Intel Water cooler I read an article this week headlined: "The latest Kaby Lake, Zen chips will support only Windows 10."The short answer is Intel's Kaby Lake aka its seventh-generation Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, and AMD's Zen-based chips, are not locked down to Windows 10: they'll boot Linux, the BSDs, Chrome OS, home-brew kernels, OS X, whatever software supports them.Shad Larsen, Microsoft's director of Windows business planning, blogged earlier this month:Future silicon platforms including Intel's upcoming 7th Gen Intel Core Kaby Lake processor family and AMD s 7th generation processors e.g.
Image: Senja Larsen/ALMA TALENT -ARCHIVESthe Seven-point list can scare silicon valley of dreams startup.the Finnish Piilaaksot get the chance only when the obstacles have been cleared from the road to the kingdom level.Recently the ex-minister Suvi Lindén promised that the Jämsä Finland's silicon valley.andreessen's list is short and concise, but the future of silicon valley-builders the eyes usually start with the wheel already in the list in the mid.All the points should be implemented, not just part.
VirnetX Holdings Corp. plunged almost 14 percent on Friday after four of the patents it claimed Apple Inc. had infringed were deemed invalid by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.The patents don t cover new inventions, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board said in a series of decisions.Two of the rulings were based on challenges filed by Apple, while the other two were based on petitions filed by hedge fund Mangrove Partners LLC.The decisions come less than two weeks before VirnetX and Apple are scheduled to square off in a Texas courtroom for the third time.A judge had tossed a $625.6 million verdict against Apple in August and ordered the new trial.Jury selection is scheduled for Sept. 26.The patents legally remain valid and enforceable until all appeals are decided.VirnetX can ask the board to reconsider its decision, and if that doesn t work it can go to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, which handles all patent cases from both the courts and the agency.If you re trying this, and trying to put this out to the shorts and hurt VirnetX stock, this is what you do, said VirnetX Chief Executive Officer Kendell Larsen.
Municipal governments overwhelmed with the endless choices for smart city projects need to take a breath and plan ahead.His Illinois-based company provides mobile connectivity via distributed networks.He says that cities are being confounded the over-abundance of grandiose smart city projects to choose from.Part of the challenge is the cities basically go out and they want to do everything, said Larsen.They want a network that does gunshot detection, they want free Wi-Fi, they want meter reading, they want environmental sensors, they want information screens and they want all these different things and they want it for free.He says the key is for cities to begin by developing a road map of desired services and then prioritize them as to which will come online earlier and which later.
Ripple's Daniel Aranda: "We are bringing internet infrastructure to financial services"To continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.In the four years since its launch, the global payment protocol – based around a cryptographically secure public ledger – has thrived, now boasting 100 financial institutions around the world as collaborators.As such, it was perhaps fitting that IBTimes UK met Daniel Aranda, managing director of Ripple Europe, in the bustling centre of Canary Wharf – one of the UK's largest financial districts that many of the world's largest banks call home.If you send an email you want people to receive it immediately, if you send a payment you want people to receive it immediately."Founded – at least in its current form – back in 2012 by two executives called Chris Larsen and Arthur Britto, the US-based business has become well-known for working with institutions across the world to develop inter-bank cross border payments.
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