Kenneth White

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Finding the best Reddit posts after the event is already passed?The forum-based social network is working to change that with the launch of events and collections.Rolling out on Tuesday, April 23, events are time-sensitive posts while collections serve as a way to put related posts together to easily find other posts within the same topic.Events on Reddit are tied to a specific date — they don’t disappear after that date expires, but the format allows users to join in a scheduled discussion to get a reminder when the event starts.Reddit says that events also helps users to locate posts from a specific moment in the past.Reddit threads centered on specific events were already popular on the network, such communities discussing a TV show premiere or current events.
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A recent New York Times report highlighted the difficulties YouTube faces when deciding whether or not controversial content should remain on its site.A policy review meeting held to discuss "Condom Challenge" videos, displayed just how seemingly arbitrary distinctions can be, even when the company's CEO, Susan Wojcicki, is involved.While these internal debates may be the most critical part of YouTube's business for it to get right, its ability to produce clear and repeatable results at the company's massive scale may ultimately be its toughest battle yet.The videos — which make up a phenomenon called the "Condom Challenge" — show a water-filled contraceptive falling onto a person's head in slow motion.Nothing is particularly raunchy about the videos (besides knowing that condoms are being used), and they are, admittedly, fascinating to watch.The act, however, could potentially be harmful.
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April 23, 2019 - Insilico Medicine, a biotechnology company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial intelligence, congrats its partner, Longenesis, health data company, on signing an agreement today with the leading South Korea hospital Gil Medical Center, aimed to design and integrate a custom blockchain-based health data management solution.The research goal is to establish a blockchain-based solution, built on Bitfury's open-source Exonum blockchain framework, that will streamline data collection and aggregation, improve medical research processes and enable transparent patient consent management.The solution will also address the specific compliance needs of these patients (including with HIPAA and GDPR regulations), as Gil Medical Center is a leading medical provider for foreigners in South Korea.The Longenesis health data management solution will enable Gil Medical Center to upload, store and manage the data of individual patients in a secure environment, giving full control of data usage and access back to patients.Gil Medical Center also can better manage consent forms and status for individual researchers, which better facilitate the advancement of clinical trials."Gil General Hospital has a splendid reputation for being on the edge of adopting latest innovation.
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The Atlanta Hawks need to play better defense online after a security researcher discovered malware in the basketball team's online store.De Groot said he first spotted the malware April 20 and that it was stealing the names, addresses and credit card numbers of Hawks fans.He said he notified the team on Tuesday and that the malware is still active on the website.The malware represents the latest example of a credit-card skimming scam that's gained steam over the last few years.During the last several months, NewEgg, British Airways and Ticketmaster UK were among the victims of the same type of attack, perpetrated by Magecart, the world's largest credit card-skimming operation, made up of different hacking groups.De Groot said Magecart, which targets popular online stores with security vulnerabilities, also hit the Atlanta Hawks site.
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When a promotional video for German camera maker Leica hit the web last week, it looked like a bold statement about the hard work done by photojournalists around the world.But the company is now distancing itself from the 5-minute video after Chinese social media users cried foul and the word “Leica” was banned on social media site Weibo.The dramatic video is set in 1989 during the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests that are forbidden to talk about in China.The video, titled “The Hunt,” is a fictionalised montage of various conflict areas around the world.Its most controversial sequence shows an English-speaking photojournalist scrambling to find his camera and being questioned by Chinese authorities.Tiananmen Square is never mentioned by name, but the promotional film starts with the year and location of the student-led protests displayed prominently: Beijing 1989.
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A new study out Wednesday might just reaffirm your worst fears about staying glued to Twitter or TV news during a mass tragedy like the latest school shooting.For their study, published in Science Advances, researchers at the University of California, Irvine used the survey company GfK’s KnowledgePanel, a service that offers small cash rewards to users for every online or phone survey they take.Though the service has its limitations (people who regularly take paid surveys might not be representative of the general population), it also allowed the researchers to study the same group of people over a long time with relative ease, in this case around three years.They surveyed nearly 4,500 people soon after the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing in the US, which left three people dead and more than 250 injured.Among other things, these volunteers were asked about their emotional reaction to the bombing, their exposure to media coverage of the attack, and how worried they were about future tragic events.As other studies have shown, people who had the most exposure to media about the tragedy were more likely to feel stressed, even when they were asked again six months later.
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At the beginning of April, Apple and Beats officially revealed the Powerbeats Pro – a new set of wireless earbuds that had been rumored for quite some time in the lead up to that unveiling.Seemingly positioned as an alternative to AirPods 2, Apple and Beats announced that Powerbeats Pro would be available in four different colors: black, moss, ivory, and navy.We’re learning today that only one of those colors will be available on launch day, with the rest coming down the pipeline later.The Powerbeats Pro page on Beats’ website has been updated to say that only the black variant will be available when these earbuds launch in May.The other three colors will be available later on this summer, but Beats doesn’t give a specific timeline for release.This update was first spotted by 9to5Mac, which points out that black will likely be the most popular color at launch, so there probably won’t be too many people who hold out for one of three additional colors.
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Acer confirmed that the company’s newest laptops, which were announced at a press event earlier in April, will ship with Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 16-Series graphics.This means that the Predator Helios 300, Nitro 7, Nitro 5, and Aspire 7 notebooks will ship with either Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or 1650 graphics card on board with a Max-Q design.The inclusion of Nvidia’s midrange graphics card means that these laptops will benefit from a performance boost when compared to the prior generation GTX 1060 graphics.Acer’s gaming-focused laptops will compete against other systems, including those from Asus, MSI, and Lenovo that were all recently updated to support GTX 1660 Ti graphics.In addition to updated graphics capabilities, all of Acer’s notebooks will also support Intel’s latest 9th-Generation mobile processors.The Predator Helios 300, for example, can top out with GeForce RTX 2070 graphics with a Max-Q design and Intel’s Core i7-9750H processor along with up to 32GB DDR3 RAM, and two PCIe NBMe solid-state drives.
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Comprised of three models, the Galaxy S10 range introduces a stylish new look with a hole-punch display, powerful new hardware, and some outstandingly versatile camera tech.Whether you’re rocking the Samsung Galaxy S10, the super-sized Galaxy S10 Plus, or the cheaper (but still great) Galaxy S10e, you’re likely to come across some problems and issues that make life with your chosen partner a little harder to handle.But don’t worry, there are solutions to most issues, and we’re here to dig them out so you can stop pulling your hair out.Most people are finding that while Bluetooth connects fine initially, it disconnects randomly while the screen is off, only to reconnect again once the phone is woken up.The problem appears to stem from the phone’s app optimization settings putting apps to sleep while the screen is off, regardless of whether it’s being used or not.If your problem is with the Bluetooth connection in your car, then go through the above method and untick Bluetooth battery management from the Optimize battery usage list.
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It's taken them until the eve of the apocalypse, but Primark has finally noticed it's 2019 and decided it should maybe look into this online shopping thing.It's pretty much the only major brand not to offer a shoppable website in the UK, which is even more surprising when you consider all the high street chains collapsing into ashes around it.Surely ignoring a major source of potential revenue when customers are deserting the high street in droves is, at best, a bit daft?The company's chief exec Paul Marchant told analysts it's going to trial online shopping, but with some major – and disappointing – caveats.Firstly, the service will only be click and collect, meaning you won't be able to order products and get them delivered to your house.You still have to go outside, which is the bad part of shopping.
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Well, with its 16s flagship phone, Meizu is doing something (slightly) different: going old school and actually having bezels around the screen.Well, it definitely doesn’t look like an ancient piece of tech……but those bezels certainly don’t make the Meizu 16s seem super modern.Hell, they even featured in the Chinese company’s experimental Zero phone (remember the “holeless” device?)Let’s whack them in some bullet points, as those are easier to read and we’re lovely:Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform, with a Kryo 485 CPU
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Abandoning Oracle for an open source alternative?I have recently completed a series of presentations to PostgreSQL User Groups in Europe and met with a number of customers to discuss their adoption of the database, writes Bruce Momjian, co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group and Senior Database Architect, EnterpriseDB.It is clear interest in PostgreSQL is growing among enterprise users, who are actively planning to leave traditional commercial database providers as they seek to find more agile, innovative alternatives.The goal is to reduce risk and complexity, but also find databases that make their organisations smarter.As they consider their PostgreSQL strategy, these European customers have a number of questions and one is worthy of more discussion, because it is relevant to the broader adoption of open source of the enterprise: “Should I support Postgres in-house?”My response is simple, if a little cryptic at first!
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The NHS is to end the practise of asking staff to sign non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs, documents which bind them to secrecy over what they've seen.It's to encourage and protect whistleblowers within the health service, as such speaker-outers are seen as a vital cog in the enormous NHS machine.This is the idea of health secretary avatar Matt Hancock, who's out to end the habit of putting "settlement agreements" in place when staff voice grievances and leave the NHS, documents which may include a pay-off that requires the signing of an NDA to prohibit departing staff from talking about what's been irritating them.Hancock said: "Whistleblowers perform a vital and courageous service for the NHS and I want more people to feel they can put their head above the parapet.But they must have a safe, open culture to do this in order to achieve the ambitions set out in the long-term plan and make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world."
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Like Intel in 2018 with its 40th, AMD isn’t letting this anniversary pass without some special edition hardware.In 2018 Intel celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special CPU named after its very first, the Intel Core i7-8086K.It was in reality a specially binned 8700K that could boost to 5GHz, making it more of a collector’s item than a truly new and enhanced component.Especially with the ninth-generation 9700K and 9900K just around the corner.AMD isn’t offering hardware with nostalgic names, so it’s more obvious what you’re getting for your money — or at least it should be when we learn more about them.The image turfed up by VideoCardz shows the gold-tinted packaging of both the Radeon VII and Ryzen 2700X anniversary edition components.
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The Top 5 mobile network providers in the UK were ranked on an array of factors including value for money and crucially customer service.Some 6,135 of Which?’s members rated the networks for the report, which covered over thirteen networks in the UK.Because the big four mobile networks have a monopoly on the mobile spectrum, the other networks reviewed in the report have to partner with one of these networks to power their Sims, as MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators).EE, O2, Vodafone and Three have a monopoly over the mobile spectrum, yet these companies are also the only ones really capable of building large scale mobile infrastructure, especially now that 5G is on the horizon.said that they believe the service provided by GiffGaff ranked good or excellent when it comes to value for money.GiffGaff does not offer traditional phone contracts instead they sell monthly pay-as-you-go Sim cards that can be topped up with credit or bundle deals.
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The European Parliament, which represents all EU citizens, has voted to approve the creation of one of the world's biggest biometric databases.It happens to coincide with the first anniversary of 2018's groundbreaking EU legislation to protect people's online privacy.The European Parliament has approved the creation of one of the world's largest biometric databases in order to make it easier to identify terrorists, criminals, and illegal immigrants.The database — known as the Common Identity Repository (CIR) — will link up the EU's existing systems for managing everything from travel to border security work.Politico reported that the centralized database "will grant officials access to a person's verified identity with a single fingerprint scan."The introduction of a massive database of personal information coincides with the anniversary of the GDPR, groundbreaking EU legislation designed to protect European people's data and privacy from the Silicon Valley tech giants.
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Despite a fruitful start to 2019 for most FTSE 100 index stocks, the mood of many investors will have been tempered by further uncertainty over the prized dividend at Vodafone (LSE:VOD).The most valuable income stock in the top flight continues to trade with a yield above 9%, reflecting persistent fears in the market that its debt pile and burden of 5G investment will force the dividend to be cut for the first time since it was introduced in 1990.This is reflected in their continued support for a stock they believe has the potential to reach 250p - trimmed today from 268p - a level not seen since the summer of 2015.In a note to clients, Deutsche said it sensed a shift in the balance towards more favourable news at the start of the new financial year - even if competition in the European telecom markets remains fierce.Source: TradingView Past performance is not a guide to future performanceIn particular, the broker believes the the debt fears created by the May 2018 purchase of European assets from Liberty Global will give way to more positive sentiment around the benefits the deal will have for free cash flow, and a dividend not presently covered by earnings.
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Bitcoin BTC sextortion scams are so 2018, right?It appears that residents of Norton, a small town in Kansas, US, are being targeted by scammers threatening to release sensitive material unless the victims pay a Bitcoin ransom.It’s not clear if this was an intentionally localized attack, or if others have been affected.Norton Kansas Police Department published a public notice to their Facebook page warning locals of the danger earlier today.Norton residents have been reporting an email, in which the hacker claims to have remote control over their victims’ computer.The hacker claims to have used this to steal personal data, and video their victims enjoying some personal time while watching pornography.
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Ride-hailing giant Didi revealed a glimpse at its commission rates and cost structure on Monday in a question-and-answer post published on its platform to address criticism for its cash-burning business model.Nearly one-third of its commission revenue was spent on driver subsidies over the fourth quarter of 2018.Operating costs were roughly equivalent to 21% of total fare revenue from its private car hailing business during this time, Chen Xi, executive president of Didi’s Ride-sharing Business Group, said on Monday.Meanwhile, fourth quarter average commission rate was 19% of fare revenue, and the 2% difference was recorded as operating losses.Chen stressed the continued losses could not last long, promising more efforts on cost reduction in order to “run businesses in a sustainable way.”Additionally, driver subsidies accounted for 7% of total fare revenue during the same period, the company said, explaining that driver incentives were a critical tool to meet market demand during the peak times.
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Huawei’s EMUI is one of the more divisive Android skins out there, owing to the company’s extensive tweaks.EMUI 9.1 is currently available on the Huawei P30 series, but the company has since revealed a comprehensive list of devices set to get the new update.According to a post by the firm’s EMUI Weibo account (spotted by XDA-Developers), Huawei plans to bring EMUI 9.1 to a total of 49 devices.The beta version is currently available on the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20X, and Mate 20 RS, while the final version is on the P30 trio.Huawei is actively testing the update on the following devices, according to the Weibo post and XDA:Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
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