Brian Christy

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New S3 data lake offering, new data visualisation tool and a trio of new features in MongoDB 4.2MongoDB launches Atlas Data Lake: query S3 buckets with MQLNew mobile database vision with Realm SyncFresh distributed transactions, encryption, k8s features in v4.2New York’s MongoDB may not yet be a household name in the UK – a roundly unscientific spot poll suggests there’s room for improvement – but with a customer roster including Barclays, Cisco, Google, HMRC and SAP, the company is punching comfortably above the weight that its popular name recognition would suggest.Demand is being driven by the need to manage an avalanche of rapidly changing data types including “polymorphic” data generated by new classes of web, mobile, social, and IoT apps.
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US semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom warned in its Q2 2019 earnings that its 2019 revenue will be $2 billion less than previously expected, according to Reuters.The $2 billion revision represents an 8% decline from the $24.5 billion originally predicted for FY 2019.Semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings for Q1 2019 dropped 8% quarter-over-quarter and 19% year-over-year to reach $13.8 billion, according toelectronics design and manufacturing trade association SEMI.The drop in demand is due to stagnating smartphone sales as well as a cooling of previously hot anticipation for other segments to take off, such as autonomous cars or 5G chips.For example, smartphone sales plateaued for the first time ever in 2018, with market leaders Samsung and Apple experiencing declining smartphone sales.Like many other industries, the semiconductor industry can't escape the fallout of US-China trade tensions.
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The Duke of Sussex has given his backing to a £47 million landmine-clearing initiative to help rid Angola of the deadly military munitions.It is a cause championed by his mother Diana, Princess of Wales when she visited Angola and walked through the minefields in 1997.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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The launch of the Honor 20 series may be the first new device range to be seriously hit by Huawei’s presence on the Entity List, which prevents the company from purchasing U.S.-made goods and services without U.S. government approval.Huawei executives are reportedly watching the forthcoming European launch closely, according to anonymous sources speaking to Bloomberg.There is some expectation that sales will be poor, which may force it to cut off shipments.Honor will launch the Honor 20 on June 21 in the U.K., France, and other European countries.The Honor 20 Pro does not have a final international release date yet, and may not arrive until July.Bloomberg’s sources state two major French carriers will not stock Honor devices at all.
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A new research study has found that Venmo continues to make it easy for third-parties to scrape users’ public transaction history without their permission.Dan Salmon, a computer science student at Minnesota State University, has published a new data set of over seven million Venmo transactions on GitHub collected over a six month period.“I am releasing this dataset in order to bring attention to Venmo users that all of this data is publicly available for anyone to grab without even an API key,” Salmon wrote on the GitHub page, while warning users to change their privacy settings.The development comes more than a year after a similar finding by Hang Do Thi Duc, a former Mozilla fellow, unearthed more than 200 million Venmo public transactions.The peer-to-peer mobile payments service, which has 40 million monthly active users, makes transaction details public by default.This includes usernames, full names, profile pictures, recipient information, and more.
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New research, published in the journal The BMJ on Wednesday, shows that increasing red meat consumption is associated with a higher risk of death.Red meat, such as beef, lamb and pork, and processed meats, like sausages and bacon, have been linked with a higher incidence of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.A previous study, by the same research group, showed red meats and processed meat may contribute to an early death -- suggesting the risk could be raised by up to 13%.The researchers followed over 53,000 female nurses and almost 28,000 male health professionals for a period of eight years, and every four years, they would complete a questionnaire asking how often they ate each food of a standard portion size in the previous year.Over the course of the study, 14,019 people died of heart disease, cancer, lung disease or neurodegenerative conditions.Once the team adjusted for age, it saw that increasing red meat intake by three and a half servings a week over an eight-year period resulted in a 10% higher risk of death in the following eight years.
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Lenovo's jumped on the Quadro RTX 5000 bandwagon, bringing the high-end processor into its ThinkPad P53 and P73 mobile workstations; the P53 especially benefits as it brings a new level of power down to the 15-inch class of laptops.The P53 is also getting an option for a 4K OLED touch display.The OLED panels are making their way into consumer 15-inch laptops, but are a lot rarer in mobile workstations.Lenovo's reduced the weight of the power supplies for most of the new models, but they're still on the heavy side.For instance, the P53 is still over 5 pounds.The ThinkPad P1 Gen 2, the thin and light model, gets the new Quadro T series GPUs, and all three can now be configured with eight-core Intel Core or Xeon processors.
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Public interest in cryptocurrency could be set for a rebound as social media giant Facebook is planning to announce its own digital coin later this month according to a new report from The Information.Last year, the company appointed former PayPal executive David Marcus to start exploring possible opportunities with blockchain and this led to speculation that it could be developing its own cryptocurrency for use on its platform.Anticipation has grown since then and several media outlets have reported that Facebook is indeed building its own digital currency called GlobalCoin which consumers would be able to store, trade and exchange for regular currency through WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.Surprisingly, The Information's report also revealed that the company is planning to release physical machines similar to ATMs where users can buy its cryptocurrency in person.Facebook has repeatedly faced pressure from privacy advocates and lawmakers over its advertising business which is why launching its own cryptocurrency could make sense as way to diversify its revenue streams.A digital coin would also be an easy way for Facebook's 2bn users to pay for items on its Marketplace and exchange money between countries at a much lower price or perhaps even for free.
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As Computex 2019 draws to a close, we look back at the very best gaming laptops that were on display at the huge show in Taiwan.The biggest names in gaming were out in force, and they brought along a range of powerful and innovative designs that really push the boundaries of what we've come to expect from gaming laptops.Asus ROG Strix Scar III G731Asus laptops always have a strong showing at Computex, and at this year's event, Asus showed off some of its upcoming gaming laptops that we can't wait to have a play on.The Asus ROG Strix Scar III G731 was one of the best gaming laptops on show at Computex 2019.Designed for esports, it comes with an ultra-fast 240Hz screen and is powered by Nvidia RTX GPUs.
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That means most of the content your site visitors, leads and potential customers consume will include moving pictures.Smartphone usage and internet speeds, both covered in Cisco’s report, are driving video content consumption to unprecedented levels.Back in the day, marketing agencies wouldn’t even consider a video project without a $40,000 budget -- at minimum.Now, anyone with an iPhone can shoot high-quality interviews and promotions.If you’re trying to align your sales and marketing teams -- as every business should -- video creates the ultimate bridge to do so.Instead of writing a 15-minute email, reps can spend two minutes on a short reply and include a video link that answers a prospect’s questions.
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Move over WWE because there’s a new wrestling outfit in town.The new promotion began when Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) held an independent professional wrestling event called All In last September.After All In’s success, Jaguars co-owner Tony Khan stepped in and together with Cody Rhodes, started an all new wrestling company on January 1 of this year.All Elite Wrestling’s inaugural event, Double or Nothing will take place this Saturday, May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.The Buy in pre-show, will begin at 7pm ET (4pm PT, 12 midnight BST).Before the main card kicks off, the hour long Buy In pre-show, which will be streamed live on AEW’s YouTube channel and on Bleacher Report Live, will see Kip Sabian take on Sammy Guevara as well as a 21-man Casino Battle Royale where the winner will earn a future world title shot.
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Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online.Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective.Amazon is known for making versatile and smart tablets at an affordable price.The company has unveiled a new version of the Amazon Fire 7 tablet that comes in a range of colors for a very reasonable price.The Fire 7 is also available in a Kids Edition, which comes with a ton of kid-friendly books, videos, audiobooks, and more, thanks to FreeTime Unlimited.Amazon has a history of building good tablets at reasonable prices, and the company has finally taken the wraps off of its latest devices — the all-new Fire 7 tablet and Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet.
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Sloppy mistakes in your sales listings equal low sales on Amazon.Image credit: Michael Short | Getty ImagesOpinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.But people who settle for this spend much of their time being disappointed, frustrated and poorly compensated as a result.The range of quality is vast: from product listings with a single, grainy photograph, a few vague bullet points and zero reviews to highly optimized, lengthy listings with professional photographs, extensive and highly descriptive copy, and thorough technical details.The more expensive or technical your product is, and providing the market volume exists for it, the more you’ll want to increase the time and effort you pour into these listings.
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A top Fortnite player is suing his gaming organization for allegedly restricting his business opportunities with an "oppressive, onerous, and one-sided" contract.Turner Tenney, a 21-year-old professional gamer known as Tfue, has filed a lawsuit against esports team Faze Clan for allegedly limiting his ability to pursue his profession in violation of California law and the Talent Agency Act.The lawsuit also alleges that Faze Clan has failed to pay him his share of his sponsorship earnings and taken up to 80% of his earnings as a "finder's fee.""In no uncertain terms, these gamers are artists, entertainers and content creators — they perform, they act, they direct, they edit and they stream," Turner's lawyers wrote in the complaint, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court."Because the industry is so new, there is little to no oversight," according to the complaint, a copy of which was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter."As a result, these young content creator/streamers are susceptible to being taken advantage of and exploited -- often by those that are supposed to be looking out for their best interests."
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Asia isn’t short of co-working spaces.A report by global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle shows that the supply of co-working spaces is increasing at a faster rate in the Asia Pacific than in any other place in the world.Flexible floor space in the region is expanding at 35.7% each year, compared to 25.7% in the US and 21.6% in Europe.Co-working spaces believe they are capitalizing on the growth of budding entrepreneurs in Asia, who have unique needs.It is also the reason why Kong Wan Sing founded JustCo with Liu Lu and Kong Wan Long in 2011.
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Vans announced its Harry Potter collaboration last month, and this week it's given us a sneak peek at the shoes ahead of their release - which still don't have a release date.Courtesy of the Independent, the four colourways are themed around the four Hogwarts houses, with further accessories and apparel to be added to the line at a later date."Vans and Harry Potter collaborated to conjure up a magical collection of footwear, apparel, and accessories for witches, wizards, and Muggles alike," reads the website, where you can sign up for notifications and updates on the collection.The Sk8-Hi is representing Gryffindor with the house crest emblazoned on red and gold striped, set against black suede.Hufflepuff's Checkerboard blue and white shoe is pretty snazzy, but Ravenclaw and Slytherin fans might be a tad disappointed with their house shoes; Ravenclaw gets a black slip-on sporting the house crest, while Slytherin's is a green and black shoe, and while the colours aren't my cup of tea, the snakeskin effect is a nice touch."Whether goofy foot or regular stance, Gryffindor or Slytherin, the Vans x Harry Potter footwear and apparel collection will appeal to all enthusiasts of Vans and the Wizarding World," reads the press release.
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The University of Southern California will hold its second annual USC Games Expo on Wednesday to show off the top-rated game school’s student work.Danny Bilson, head of USC Games, said in an interview with GamesBeat that the expo will feature more than 80 student games, about the same number as last year.“It’s a Herculean effort to do every year.”The games were selected by a committee that reviews proposals from students across the college.The school supports both independent and major studio game development.Bilson said the school has a diverse student body that produces both creative and innovative content, and it is working on expanding its breadth across all of interactive entertainment and is working on a better industry placement pipeline for students.
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Google will build controls into Chrome that'll let us better control how websites and online advertisers track us using small text files called cookies, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.The move, expected to be announced this week at the Google I/O conference, will give the billion-plus users of Google's web browser an ability to see what cookies are tracking them and offer some abilities to limit their use, the report said, citing unnamed people familiar with the technology.The move reportedly would affect third-party cookies -- those placed by companies such as advertisers or traffic analytics companies, not the operator of the website itself.Stronger cookie blocking controls would help Chrome catch up to rival browsers like Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Brave Software's Brave that already have some cookie blocking controls.With problems like the Equifax data breach in 2017 and Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2018, we've become aware of how little online privacy we often actually have.Microsoft, too, is pushing better privacy protection.
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Apple Computer was an innovative and nimble company in 1987, so it makes sense that people at the tech giant would imagine a world dominated by Apple ten years into the future.The 1987 video, which can be viewed on YouTube, is clearly meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but it shows viewers an amazing world of technological innovation with a handful of things that we actually got.The video shows Apple payphone stations that communicate with satellites in space (at least they got the satellite part right), and something called the Vista Mac II, eyewear that doubles as a computer (something that we’re still waiting on, sadly).The 1990s have really been the Apple decade,” former Apple CEO John Sculley says in the video from the imagined perspective of 1997.It’s easy for those of us in 2019 to forget that there was a time when Apple was struggling.Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak pops up a few times in the video to set up jokes about the size of computers ten years hence and even the future of automated mental health.
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