Jeffrey Baldwin

Jeffrey Baldwin

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You’ve probably seen it all over your social media timelines and stories this week — friends using Snapchat’s new gender-bending filter to create uncanny and slightly creepy versions of themselves as men, women, and babies.— Aaron Aberasturi C. (@AberasturiAaron) May 12, 2019So, I did this Snapchat gender swap filter that everyone is talking about.This is what I got!!!Yeah, I’m happy to be a man GetUpDC pic.twitter.com/jo6Jp1ayu3— Michael Quander WUSA (@MikeQReports)
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Det klassiska ritprogrammet Paint vägrar att dö, och Microsoft fortsätter att överraska.Vi har i flera omgångar rapporterat om Paint som skulle försvinna, men sedan sluppit yxan minst ett par gånger.Till nyheterna hör bättre hjälpmedel och en ny metod för input: Tangentbordet.Det berättar Microsoft på sin Windows Insider-blogg.När vi tidigare bara kunnat använda mus och pekplatta för att rita i Paint finns nu en hel radda tangentsbordskontroller bland annat för att flytta pekaren på skärmen och välja mellan verktyg.Mer information om hur de fungerar finns att läsa här.
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Elbilstillverkaren Tesla has decided to bring in two billion dollars in new capital, equivalent to about sek 19 billion, according to a press release.the capital Injection shall be carried out in two parts, a new issue of shares for 650 million dollars, partly convertible debentures in the amount of 1,350 million dollars.Tesla founder and ceo Elon Musk himself will buy the shares for $ 10 million in the issue.the funds will be used to strengthen Tesla's finances.
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South Korean electronics giant LG just posted its earnings report for the first quarter of 2019.Although the company’s home appliance division saw record growth as compared to this time last year, its mobile division continues to lose the company huge amounts of money.LG reported mobile division sales of 1.51 trillion South Korean won (~$1.34 billion) with a quarterly operating loss of 203.5 billion KRW (~$181.05 million).Although this represents a slight improvement as compared to the previous quarter (Q4 2018), the division is still bleeding cash and showing no growth.Previously, LG’s other divisions have been able to prop up the loss-leading mobile sector, but now things are getting to the point where even that is not possible.At this point, LG’s overall business is sagging under the dead weight of its mobile division, which has been in the red now for nine straight quarters.
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I believe one of the main reasons for that is we’ve yet to see a proper GDPR case being brought against big tech companies like Facebook and Google — the companies GDPR should protect us from.This isn’t all too serious just yet, as findings are expected in the next few months.But Politico’s extensive new investigation from last week — ‘How one country blocks the world on data privacy’ — questions the regulators independence and its willingness to apply the full force of GDPR, i.e.fines to the tune of 4 percent of guilty companies’ global annual turnover, which could amount to billions of dollars.getting companies to set up shop in Ireland by promising little or no taxation)Ireland has already shown it has a laxer approach to Facebook and other big tech companies than Germany and France
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Directed by longtime collaborator Ibra Ake, the film embodies Glover's typical patchwork: It's wonky, narratively indeterminate, and crammed with wit and the occasional inside joke.Glover's work lives outside the mainstream, as critique.This, coupled with Beyoncé's just-announced partnership—which includes a collaboration on a signature Adidas collection in addition to expanding her athleisure line, Ivy Park—suggests Adidas is jockeying for a larger cultural footprint.Puma's famously worked with Rihanna and Solange.Converse has tapped Millie Bobby Brown and Vince Staples for campaigns.Adidas has since partnered with basketball star James Harden, soccer phenom Lionel Messi, Grammy-winning producer Pharrell Williams, rapper Pusha-T, and fashion maven Stella McCartney.
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This finding, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explains the premature mental aging that follows septic shock and may shed light on memory loss in other diseases."This sugar is getting into the hippocampus, and it shouldn't be in there," said Robert Linhardt, professor of biocatalysis and metabolic engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and lead author of the study.Sepsis is a systemic infection of the body.One-third of patients admitted to hospitals with sepsis go into septic shock.In a 2016 study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, a team that included Schmidt and Linhardt developed a simple but accurate test for determining whether patients in septic shock would recover or die.The test uses a urine sample to check concentrations of a type of sugar - glycosaminoglycans - that ordinarily coat cells lining blood vessels and other surfaces inside the body.
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Thought you were excited about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in VR?Us too, but probably not as much as Jeramey Polcyn.He’ll be playing it like this:In less than a week since the launch of the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, Polcyn has created an awesome mod for the device.It’s a seriously impressive piece of work, installing a much-needed head strap (the original Labo did doesn’t come with one), a comfy face cushion and, to top it all off, a custom Zelda design.It’s worthy of the Triforce itself.
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Whether you’re a musician or a professional DJ, having one of the best laptops packed right next to your headphones is important.You’re going to need one of the best processors and plenty of fast RAM, as these will help the best laptops for musicians handle multiple music tracks.Also, a fast SSD, capacious hard drive or both is also recommended, as you’ll be working with large file sizes.And, if you have to travel between gigs constantly, you need a laptop that can handle a beating or two.You likely don’t want to go for something like the best rugged laptops, but you should find something that won’t break because you dropped your backpack.If you want to see a more comprehensive list of prices and retailers, just click the ‘view all prices’ link on each widget.
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Let’s face it, even the best headphones aren’t always the right choice when it comes to listening to music, audiobooks, and podcasts while running.Best for the in-ear haterWhy you should buy them: Between fitness tracking, sound quality, battery life, and full wireless design, the Elite Sport is decked out with every feature serious athletes would want.In terms of performance, not only do the Elite Sport sound great, the lack of a wire eliminates that annoying jostling sound you get when wearing a pair of wired headphones that tend to ruin your listening experience.Read our full Jabra Elite Sport reviewThe best for the in-ear hater
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NovellusDx plans to integrate these CRISPR-edited DNA samples into its proprietary cancer diagnostic technology as part of a diagnostic test that aims to improve treatment decisions."This could be how the first wave of the CRISPR revolution makes its way to patient care, by powering better diagnostic tests that produce much more informed and effective treatment decisions."This latest advance from the Gene Editing Institute and NovellusDx consolidates its groundbreaking work pioneering new approaches to editing DNA extracted from a human cell, first described last year in a separate study also published in The CRISPR Journal.The NovellusDx technology uses computer algorithms and live cells to probe the genetic mutations in a patient's cancer tumor to identify so-called "driver mutations," which are the ones most closely involved in cancer progression."We are harnessing the most advanced tools in medicine to make cancer treatment accessible and more effective for patients who need it today," said Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, Christiana Care president and chief executive officer.Scientists have learned how to manipulate this mechanism so that it essentially can be programmed to find and remove a specific sequence of DNA code-which acts like software for controlling genes-and replace it with a different sequence.
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Samsung's blue-eyed boy, the Galaxy Fold is perhaps the most exciting smartphones of 2019 and has been doing rounds of the internet as and when more people get access to the product.If a new report is to be believed, the Galaxy Fold is going to be available in India sometime in May this year.While the Fold will officially be available in the US starting April 26, the UK and Europe will only get it from May 3.According to a report by BGR India which cites anonymous sources, Samsung is zeroing in on a date for the launch of Galaxy Fold in India.As of now, there's no official information regarding a possible launch date.Having said that, the launch of the Samsung foldable phone is confirmed as DJ Koh, CEO of Samsung Electronics revealed in an interview that Samsung will indeed launch their "newest technology innovation" in India.
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Amazon slashed the prices on a range of Dyson high-tech products, including vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, and more.Dyson’s focus on developing technology to solve household problems attracts millions of fans for its premium-level products, but the equally premium prices can deter purchase decisions.Fortunately, when Dyson has sales on its most popular products the price cuts can be significant, which is the case with this sale.Whether you’re adding to or upgrading your household tools or looking for a special gift for Mother’s Day or an upcoming wedding, these six deals can help you save up to $249.You can use the V6 Animal cordless vac to clean from floor to ceiling, running on battery power for up to 20 minutes of high-power cleaning.Detach the cleaning wand and cleaner head to use the V6 in handheld mode with a selection of accessories including a mini-motorized tool for cleaning pet hair and ground-in dirt.
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Are they listening to our every conversation, creeping us out by serving us with ads for things straight after we’ve just discussed them with wives, husbands, children, neighbours?The belief is that a group of Data Satanists got together and, having sacrificed a goat or two, devised a way to individually spy on everyone in the world that has a phone to do bad things.Receiving an advertisement for something we have just discussed proves precisely nothing, certainly not that our phones are “listening” to us and answering us with adverts.The fact is, that if Facebook and Apple were to conduct a global snooping exercise, targeting us individually, there’d be huge technical issues and both companies would go bust simply through the sheer amount of traffic they’d have to handle.Far more valuable and cost-efficient for Facebook is digital footprint analysis.Asimov illustrated the principle with the analysing the behaviour of gas.
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Blocklist biz appears to swing ban-hammer at legit vuln scanners, denies doing soAnalysis In recent months, several security researchers have said Spamhaus has been automatically blocking people for carrying out legitimate network port scanning and failed to provide a prompt means of redress.Spamhaus, a non-profit provider of blocklists and cyber-threat detection, insists nothing like that has happened at all.These port scans may be malicious reconnaissance or legitimate market and internet research, and the difference is not always obvious.Being blocked by Spamhaus can cause online damage similar to being excluded from Google Search; it means your website or internet service cannot be accessed through service providers that subscribe to its block list.As Canfield put it in his post, "being listed by Spamhaus is a death sentence."
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So you've watched episode 1 of the final season of Game of Thrones (check out our full recap here) and you're looking at a long, cold week until the second episode airs next Sunday on HBO.At least for now, you can watch the teaser for episode 2 and try and pull out any plot clues.The teaser aired on HBO right after the episode and has since been uploaded to YouTube for Westeros obsessives to pull apart.(Spoilers for the teaser ahead, but -- duh -- it's just a teaser, so there are no huge storyline shakers.)Daenerys finally gets to go face-to-face with the Kingslayer, Jaime Lannister, who earned his name slaying her father.Have we ever seen Jaime look this scared before?
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Television and video marketing have changed dramatically in a remarkably short time.Gone are the days of sitting in a cozy recliner after work and flipping through the limited channels available on your cable box.Here is what some of our Adweek Advisory Board members think about the changes we’ve seen in the TV industry and what that might mean for video marketing on the whole.Not only has the technology behind TV advertising changed, we’ve also seen a massive rise in competitors within the industry.It’s no longer just Hulu and Netflix, as Disney, Amazon, YouTube and others move into the space.The overwhelming amount of content on so many platforms “has led to viewer fragmentation and a shift to non-traditional platforms to watch programming,” said Colin Kinsella, CEO North America of Havas Media Group.
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HRL Laboratories, LLC, is commercializing its additively manufactured (3D-printed) high-strength aluminum, which has obtained the first ever registration of an additive alloy from the Aluminum Association.HRL will be granted registration number 7A77.50 for the aluminum powder used to additively manufacture the alloy, and number 7A77.60L for the printed alloy.The Aluminum Association oversees alloy registration and product standards used throughout industry.The association's new additive alloy registration system was launched in February 2019 in response to a growing number of additively manufactured alloys.(This breakthrough discovery was published in the journal Nature in September 2017.)"Essentially, this will connect us to this particular alloy composition forever," said Hunter Martin, the lead scientist on the HRL team that created the alloy.
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What happened: China’s internet watchdog will require all major short video platforms in China to roll out “anti-addiction” parental controls by the end of May.The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has been testing the system on popular short video apps such as Bytedance’s Douyin, Huoshan Short Video, and Tencent-backed Kuaishou.The system allows parents to turn on a “youth mode” feature that restricts minors to 40 minutes of use per day and disables gift-giving or account top-up activity.Why it’s important: Chinese regulators are becoming increasingly vigilant about the amount of screen time minors are exposed to, a topic that is bearing increasing scrutiny across the globe.A recent New York Times article correlating poverty with higher screen time echoes realities in China.State media (in Chinese) said last year that “left-behind children,” or those who stay behind in rural areas while their parents work in big cities, were especially obsessed with online entertainment.
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If you've had your eye on an Apple Watch, now is a great time to snag the discounted smartwatch at Walmart.For a limited time, you can get the Series 3 Apple watch on sale for $199.That's an $80 discount and the lowest price seen for the best-selling smartwatch.The Apple Watch 3 includes GPS technology and offers health-focused features such as calorie tracking and heart rate monitoring.You'll even get notifications when an unusually high or low heart rate is detected.The smartwatch can also track popular workouts like yoga and cycling and will even nudge you when you need to move.
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