Michael Colon

Michael Colon

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We could all stand to be a little more productive, and while there are plenty of apps that claim to help you blaze through your to-dos and get your life together, too many bog you down with unnecessary hoops and confusing features that just slow you down in the end.Focuster is the productivity powerhouse that’s designed to help you get more done without stumbling though a clunky interface, and it’s on sale for only $59 today.Rather than just tacking items on to an endless to-do list, Focuster zeroes in on setting up a manageable schedule.In fact, it syncs up seamlessly with Google Calendar to track everything you’ve got to get done.Focuster appeals directly to those who just want to knock items off their list without loads of organization and hoop-jumping getting in the way.When you insert a new task into the easy-to-use interface, a task that should take an hour to complete, Focuster automatically slots it into your next available window to get it finished.
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It's a different look for the comic than we've seen before: His normally cherubic face looks worn and tired, and his blue eyes have a muted gaze that carries the weight of a man who is scared and desperate.Gone is the beloved Emmy-award-winning comedian known for self-deprecating jokes about food, laziness and his five kids.He had three premieres earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, including Troop Zero, in which he stars with Allison Janney and Viola Davis, and Them That Follow, where he plays a member of a snake-handling Christian cult."I'm grateful that they're all coming out," Gaffigan says.Gaffigan took time to talk with me about his film Being Frank, where he plays a man with a secret family, the lack of heckling in stand-up, and how YouTube has changed comedy forever.Do I think I can do a good job at it?
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The final episode ever of Game of Thrones airs May 19, which means you'll need a new TV obsession to fill the giant, dragon-shaped hole left in your heart.The series centers around a character named Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon), a Saxon noble captured and raised by the Vikings who fights for the English.The Last Kingdom has plenty of family drama, power struggles, complicated relationships and bloody battles.Get ready for more Viking action.That means tons of spectacular martial arts battles among warriors, as well as power struggles between the barons who control the wealth, drugs and much-needed resources like water.Throw in lawless homicidal bandits, seductive prostitutes, duplicitous spies and a mysterious boy with dark chi powers and you have an addictively binge-worthy saga.
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Robert Pattinson, the 33-year-old British actor best known for his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie saga, may play Bruce Wayne in the Batman movie schedule to hit theaters in summer 2021.A report claims Pattinson is in end talks for the position, potentially making him the latest Caped Crusader in a role previously filled by Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, and others.News of the alleged casting deal comes from Variety, which reported on Friday that Pattinson is currently wrapping up negotiations to play Batman in the Matt Reeves flick.The deal hasn’t been finalized as of Friday, May 17, but Pattinson is allegedly the ‘top choice’ for the role and is expected to close the deal in the very near future.The movie, which will simply be called The Batman, will include Catwoman and the Penguin, according to Hollywood Reporter, marking the return of villains previously played by Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns (Anne Hathaway took on the Catwoman role in The Dark Knight Rises, as well).There’s no word on other casting for the movie, which will enter pre-production later this year or in early 2020.
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Not only is there no life, almost all its volcanic activity died out billions of years ago.Even the youngest lunar lava is old enough to have become scarred by numerous impact craters that have been collected over the aeons as cosmic debris crashed into the ground.These transmitted recorded data to Earth until 1977, showing vibrations caused by internal “moonquakes”.But no one was sure whether any of these were associated with actual moving faults breaking the surface of the moon or purely internal movements that could also cause tremors.Another clue that something is still going on at the moon came in 1972 when Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt inspected a step in the terrain, a few tens of meters high, that they called “the Lee-Lincoln scarp”.A handful of similar examples were noted in photographs taken from Apollo craft as they orbited near the moon’s equator, but it was not until 2010 that the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, capable of recording details less than a meter across, revealed that such scarps can be found scattered across the whole globe.
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It hovers just above her palm, wings beating rapidly to keep it airborne, but otherwise remaining perfectly stationary.While it currently has to be tethered to the ground to provide power and stability, the team responsible for creating it is excited that they may have finally cracked one of the natural world’s most unusual modes of flying.“[The] hummingbird is a unique species whose size is in between insects and other birds,” Deng told Digital Trends.Hummingbirds can do both, and their stable and agile flight makes them nature’s little flying wonders.It does what engineers often refer to as “reverse-engineering,” meaning to take an existing product apart to see how it works and how it can be recreated.Only in this case it’s not about disassembling a smartphone or other gadget developed by a rival manufacturer and figuring out how to replicate its functionality.
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It’s hard to believe that Realme is about a year old as a brand, given the sheer number of smartphones the company has launched in India.Since its launch, Realme has released three “flagship” devices that deserve their place among the best smartphones in the budget-friendly category.Both also share a polycarbonate build that mimics the appearance of glass, but doesn’t feel quite as good as the real thing.A similar design language isn’t uncommon between iterations, and is even less surprising when you consider that the front fascias of most smartphones duking it out in this price range are very similar looking.Realme adopted the current trend of gradient design with the Realme 3 Pro, with swerving lines that add to the aesthetic.Both the Realme 2 Pro and 3 Pro come with 6.3-inch IPS LCD displays with a 2,340 x 1,080 (Full HD+) resolution.
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Walmart has launched a corker of a sale on a 65-inch Vizio 4K TV that’s perfect for aspiring cord cutters and satellite fans alike.That’s why Walmart is offering customers the option to split the cost over 12 months, with some interest tacked on.The payment plan pencils out to $98 per month.There’s no better TV on the market for cord-cutting than a Vizio.That’s because its products come equipped with the firm’s best-in-class WatchFree service — a free resource that houses more than a hundred live channels, such as Action Movies and Fox Sports.If you aren’t looking to cut the cord, there are plenty of connections for hooking up set-top boxes, Blu-Ray players, and games consoles, including five HDMI and two USB ports.
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A 9-foot juvenile tiger shark that had its stomach cut open and its teeth and jaw apparently removed was photographed on a South Carolina beach this week.The mutilated shark was discovered on the beach of an undeveloped island north of Hilton Head Island by a sea turtle protection team, who sent the photo to state officials, The State reported.Bryan Frazier, a shark biologist at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR), told the outlet the shark appeared to have weighed between 200 and 300 pounds.He also told the outlet the shark seemed to have been cut open by a human -- and it wasn’t done by scientists, he added.“They eviscerated it .... with a straight-line cut that wasn’t done by an animal,” Frazier told the outlet.“It’s really a strange thing to do.”
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Peter Parker lives a pretty cool life – one that gets a bit cooler in Spider-Man: Far From Home (even if he doesn’t want it to) when superspy Nick Fury shows up and gives him a mission.The endeavour gives Peter a new costume to play with... one that, at first, the team behind the movie made look almost too cool for someone who’s also a bit of a dork.Gifted to Peter by Nick after the former is roped into the latter’s investigation of mysterious elemental monsters appearing all over Marvel’s post-Endgame Earth, the “Stealth Suit” seen in Far From Home is two things to Peter.Firstly, it’s a way for him to operate in Nick’s world of subterfuge without recognisably being “Spider-Man” during his time as a civilian in Europe with his school friends.Secondly, as we learned on the set of Far From Home last year, it’s a design that strips Peter back down to his heroic basics – relying less on tech and more on his abilities – but at the same time, also back down to who he is at his core: a young kid in the big leagues who, no matter what cool things he can do, is still awkwardly nerdy deep down.“It’s not actually capable of much – it sort of strips Spider-Man back, and it’s now him relying on his powers.
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The former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning (former Bradley Manning) has been sent back to jail at the Alexandria Detention Center for contempt of court.This is the second time that Manning has been jailed for the same reason, but this sentence may last much longer than the previous one.Earlier this month Manning, aged 31, had been briefly freed after she spent 62 days in prison for contempt of court when she refused in March to answer grand jury questions about an investigation into Wikileaks.The term of that grand jury expired earlier this month and Manning was subsequently released.And once again, Manning refused to testify before this new grand jury, and according to the Washington Post, she told a judge she’d rather “starve to death” than co-operate with prosecutors.US District Judge Anthony Trenga then ordered her to be jailed at the Alexandria jail either until she agreed to testify, or until the grand jury’s term expires in 18 months.
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If your iPhone has trouble installing an update, it is most likely because it's low on memory or has an unreliable Wi-Fi connection.Apple updates the iPhone's operating system frequently — sometimes adding new features, but more often patching bugs and fixing security vulnerabilities.That's why it's especially frustrating when your phone refuses to install an update; you're trying to do the right thing, but a glitch somewhere in the system is getting in the way.Automatic updates aren’t turned onIf your iPhone isn't automatically installing updates when they become available, it might be because automatic updates are disabled.There isn’t enough space on your iPhone to install the update
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What happened: Beijing Transport Bureau on Friday announced a RMB 50,000 (around $7,230) fine against Hello TransTech for adding new bikes to the city without permission.It is the first time the Beijing government has penalized a bike rental company.According to a Weibo announcement posted Friday by the government agency, Hello TransTech was originally granted permission to replace 19,000 damaged bikes in suburban areas of the city in December 2017.However, there are more than 50,000 bikes across the city.In addition to the fine, the Ant Financial-backed mobility firm was told to remove the additional bikes within 10 working days.Why it’s important: Hello TransTech apologized for its mistake in a response released Friday, and explained that the actual demand for shared bikes has been increasing since the spring.
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They want to save money.While the price of some live TV streaming services rivals that of cable itself, there are still some budget options.It costs just $15 a month and AT Unlimited wireless customers get it for free.Watch TV is a cut-down version of DirecTV Now.It has a lot fewer channels, however, and lacks key features, including the cloud DVR.If you're OK with its channel selection and downsides, however, it could be the budget service for you.
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LG has unveiled has developed its own artificial intelligence chip in an attempt to muscle in on this increasingly competitive segment of the semiconductor market.The AI market is proving to be rewarding for those who can prove their worth, and each day there seems to be a new ‘thought leader’ entering the fray.While there is a feeling AI could benefit application developers (Uber, Cruise, Waymo etc.)“Our AI C hip is designed to provide optimized artificial intelligence solutions for future LG products,” said IP Park, CTO of LG Electronics.“This will further enhance the three key pillars of our artificial intelligence strategy – evolve, connect and open – and provide customers with an improved experience for a better life.”Nvidia might have made a run at this segment in the early days, though considering its experience lies in gaming applications, whether it can mount a serious challenge remains to be seen.
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Game of Thrones has clearly lost its own thread, and I can’t help but feel held captive by the eight years I’ve already sunk into this series as I begrudgingly plod through its mercifully short final season.No, it wasn’t anything to do with David Benioff and D.B Weiss’ increasingly incoherent character decisions, or the 20-plus minutes of peasants running from falling rubble.It was a simple question asked by my girlfriend who, despite dropping off Game of Thrones somewhere in season four, is nice enough to suffer through its last hurrah with me.In the middle of Daenerys’ basically unmotivated decision to flame-broil the entirety of a surrendered King’s Landing while her own troops were still inside the city, she looked up from work emails, turned to me and asked something to the effect of: “So do the dragons just never run out of fire, or what?”Dear reader, I had no answer.As you might imagine, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R.
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The change will make advertisers resort to less-targeted ads via first-party data or contextual targeting based on what people are reading.Last week, Google said it planned to roll out new controls in its Chrome browser that let consumers block advertisers from serving ads that use third-party cookies.Third-party cookies help advertisers target digital ads, and Google's move has big ramifications for dozens of ad-tech companies that help marketers with that kind of targeting."Each ad impression may have a different set of conditions, which you will need to consider — like someone's consent choices and which browser a person is using," said Chetna Bindra, senior product manager of user trust and privacy at Google, during a keynote at Google's annual Google Marketing Live conference on Tuesday.How the changes could benefit GoogleInstead, Google is recommending advertisers use first-party data like log-in information or email addresses to target ads along with spending on first-party data measurement, including, of course, Google's own technology.
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A criminal gang that used GozNym malware to try and steal an estimated $100m from more than 41,000 victims, have been dismantled.The “unprecedented, international law enforcement operation” went after the gang after it began targeting mostly businesses and their financial institutions around the world.Ten members of the GozNym criminal network have been charged by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, with conspiracy.According to Europol, the gang members are facing conspiracy charges because they infected victims’ computers with GozNym malware, designed to capture victims’ online banking login credentials.The gang members then used the captured login credentials to fraudulently gain unauthorised access to victims’ online bank accounts.They then stole money from victims’ bank accounts and laundered those funds using US and foreign beneficiary bank accounts controlled by the defendants.
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What happened: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi’s consumer finance subsidiary, Xiaomi Finance, has appointed Cao Qiang as its new chief risk officer.Cao previously served a similar role at electronics appliance giant GOME’s financial services arm.Why it’s important: Chinese media previously reported that Chen Xi, the head of risk and credit and loan services at Xiaomi Finance, would be leaving his post to lead the company’s new virtual banking business in Hong Kong.Xiaomi set up Xiaomi Finance in 2015, though it is still small, contributing less than 1% of the company’s 2018 revenue.The subsidiary—which provides a range of financial services including payment, wealth management, loans, and insurance—accounted for nearly 14% of Xiaomi’s total assets as of March 2018.According to its prospectus, Xiaomi intends to spin off the financial subsidiary into an independent entity.
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Risky business: Azure cloud rains billsHundreds of Microsoft customers awoke yesterday to find hundreds of Azure invoices of other customers in their inbox.Each customer was emailed not only their own invoice, but scores of bills intended for others.The Microsoft reseller who alerted us woke yesterday morning to find 187 emails in his inbox, all sent in the small hours of the morning.Each email contained an attached invoice showing the customer details, order number, and the Azure subscription ID to which the invoice applied.The invoices related to Azure in Open, a licensing scheme whereby cloud resellers/ integrators purchase Azure credits which are then applied to customer accounts, enabling them to make a small profit on the deal.
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