Reginald Wetzel

Reginald Wetzel

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Last year it appeared that DDoS attacks were on the decline but new research from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that the number of attacks actually increased significantly during the first quarter of 2019.At the time, the cybersecurity firm's experts assumed that cybercriminals had shifted their attention to other attack methods such as cryptomining.However, statistics for Q1 2019 contradict this trend and show that the number of DDoS attacks blocked by Kaspersky Lab's DDoS Protection actually grew by a staggering 84 percent when compared to Q4 2018.Defeating DDoS attacks in the Cloud: Why hosting providers need to take actionThe future of cybersecurity in a 5G-connected worldThe reason the firm believes that DDoS attacks dropped in popularity is that several DDoS marketplaces were taken down.
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Men frågan är om det räcker, skriver Ny Tekniks Kalle Wiklund.Nyheten om Googles beslut att strypa Huaweis möjlighet att använda det mobila operativsystemet Android har slagit ned som en bomb i mobilbranschen.Men Huawei verkar inte helt överraskat.Bakom kulisserna har den kinesiska mobiltillverken utvecklat ett eget operativsystem, skriver Business Insider.Nytt operativsystem är Huaweis ”plan b”Projektet, som enligt uppgift har pågått sedan 2012, kan ses som en slags plan b ifall relationen med Google skulle haverera.
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Even remote, uninhabited islands are still covered in trash, a new study has found.On the Cocos Keeling Islands, about 1,300 miles northwest of Australia, there are reportedly more than 400 million pieces of garbage, according to research by marine biologist Jennifer Lavers.Lavers, from Australia's University of Tasmania, published her findings in Scientific Reports on Thursday.MOUNT EVEREST IS COVERED IN GARBAGE AND DEAD BODIES: REPORT"You get to the point where you're feeling that not much is going to surprise you anymore and then something does ... and that something [on the Cocos Keeling Islands] was actually the amount of debris that was buried," Lavers, who has done similar studies on other remote islands, told NPR.The Cocos Keeling Islands, a group of 27 islands in the Indian Ocean, are mostly uninhabited except for two, according to a website for the islands.
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Forget all those whiskey brands from musicians and celebs — there’s A.I.Microsoft this week announced it has teamed up with Finnish tech company Fourkind and Sweden-based distillery Mackmyra Whisky to create the “world’s first whisky developed with artificial intelligence.”As part of the distillation process, whiskey first spends time — typically years — sitting in charred wooden casks.This turns the clear liquor a darker color, and gives it a unique flavor.How long it stays in the casks, and what the casks held before — like bourbon, wine, sherry, etc.— helps create a specific recipe.
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Later, SpaceX founder Elon Musk confirmed that the company will develop a Starship prototype in Florida to parallel work being done in South Texas."This is a competition to see which location is most effective.Rather, Musk added, any insights gained by one team must be shared with the other, but the other team is not required to use them.SpaceX’s Starhopper vehicle test-fires its engine for the first timeThis is a rather new way to develop an orbital spaceship, especially one as large and as complex as Starship, which is designed to land and take off from other worlds such as the Moon and Mars.However, it is far from unprecedented in the tech world.
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The new processor can achieve more than 40% system bandwidth savings and 12% power savings for VR workloads.While enterprise VR is doing well, consumer sales of VR headsets are tepid, thanks to the high price, the tethered experience, and the complexity of the systems.And Arm said the new chip enables development of smaller, lighter, more comfortable untethered VR devices, scaling from HMDs to standard premium mobile displays.However, developing the hardware to match the performance levels, while keeping the efficiency for untethered operation to deliver the VR experiences that consumers are craving remains a challenge.The Mali-D77 is the solution “to surpass the proverbial last mile in the journey toward untethered immersive experiences,” he said.Other Mali-D77 enhanced capabilities include:
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Voi Technology is one of the leading elscooteraktörerna in Sweden, with thousands of vehicles in cities in Sweden, France and a few months and even Germany.The sudden expansion also to other european countries has so far required the proper venture capital funding from, for example, Creandum, Balderton Capital and Kinnevik's major shareholder Cristina Stenbeck.But it also has Vois score has risen.Vostok New Ventures, one of the company's first investors, the value of their share of the Voi to the equivalent of sek 256 million.It appears in the shareholder (net of vostok fresh, quarterly report.It provides the Voi as a whole a score of 107 million dollars, or 1 billion.
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Trump Lets Tariff Increase Go Ahead, Threatens More as Trade Talks Resume – The Wall Street JournalWhat happened: The US President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on more than $200 billion Chinese imports took effect Friday with tariffs leaping from the current 10% to 25%.The hike on tariffs comes amid two days of trade talks between top US and Chinese negotiators as they look to resolve a year-long trade war between the world’s two largest economies.More than 5,700 categories of goods are subject to the tariffs and most of them are capital and intermediate goods such as circuit boards, microprocessors, vehicle parts, and machinery.Why it’s important: Under the new tariffs, telecommunications equipment is the top category, with about $19.1 billion of goods facing higher duties.Telecom has become the worst-hit sector in the shadow of the perpetual trade war.
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From April 1st 2019, VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold will be required to use the MTD service to store digital records and use software to submit their VAT returns.While many businesses have embraced this change, there are some for whom such a transformation will present complications.This is where Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software comes into play.ERP is technology that helps companies manage and analyse their activities throughout the business – including finances and accounting – and there are several reasons why it will have a key role to play in the future of MTD.Despite the scale of digital transformation that has taken place over the last few years, many businesses still rely on manual processes or spreadsheets to manage their accounting.This can present complications when it comes to submitting accurate tax reports, not be mention be extremely time-intensive.
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Revzilla slashed the prices on Star Wars-licensed motorcycle helmets from HJC and Fox Racing.From HJC open face, three-quarter-style X-Wing Fighter Pilot and Poe Dameron helmets for everyday riding, to Fox Racing’s Boba Fett Limited Edition with Fox’s Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), Buy at Revzilla.com on all helmet categories and styles.Whether you’re buying a gift for a bike-riding Star Wars fan, looking for your first motorcycle helmet, or adding to a helmet or Star Wars collection, these six deals can help you save up to $600.The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet is an open face helmet with an integrated amber-tinted, anti-scratch sun shield.Normally priced at $200 to $205 depending on size, the HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet is cut to $160 to $165 during this sale.There’s nothing casual about the life of a Stormtrooper, so the full face HJC CS-R3 Stormtrooper Helmet is an excellent choice for preventing facial impact with incoming insects and other annoyances and threats.
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The event, which celebrates its 18th anniversary this year, is almost entirely funded by brand partners and sponsors, like AT, Nespresso and Stella Artois.“And when we really changed a couple of years ago, we looked and said, ‘We don’t want to do any gratuitous partnerships.’ It was very much, ‘Let’s come together and do things with partners that will enhance the consumer experience.’ That’s really something that when we look at a partner, at a brand, it has to check those boxes.”Throughout the year, Tribeca Studios works with brands to create films that give filmmakers who might not otherwise have the capital a chance to get their work seen by an influential audience.Not every film created through Tribeca Studios ends up in the festival, but some—like MCM’s The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion documentary, or the two short films created through P’s Queen Collective initiative—do.AT has served as Tribeca’s presenting sponsor for several years and puts on the AT Presents: Untold Stories event annually, giving five diverse filmmakers the chance to compete for a $1 million prize and mentorship opportunities from Tribeca.A Don Julio display at Diageo's rooftop at the Tribeca Film Festival
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We have soccer moms – married women who live in the suburbs and are best known for transporting their children to and from sports practices and other activities.And don’t forget the millennials – young adults who are entitled and lazy, live on their phones, and were raised by helicopter parents.“A poorly constructed persona can seem a lot like a stereotype, such as all millennials want information delivered via mobile devices,” says Kevin Smith of Kevin W. Smith Consulting, which advises financial services firms.“The key to powerful buyer persona development comes down to three important factors: grounded in fact, functional, and more than demographic data.”We posed the stereotype-or-persona question to marketers and got their input on preferred ways to develop useful audience profiles.When your audience goes from being a cardboard cutout to a real persona, you and your team can empathize with them – and do a much better job of creating content, messaging, and calls to action that really resonate.
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With Beckhoffs control system can property owners take the sting out of effekttoppar and at the same time reduce costs and the demand on the electrical system.We're getting closer to the smart city, where buildings and installations are linked together and work together for a smarter use of energy resources.A first step in this direction is to install the control system in real estate that gathers data about a building's energy consumption. "Today, the need of property owners energieffektivera its existing property portfolio, this is where the big consumption," says Christer Wik, responsible for the business area of building automation at Beckhoff, and continues:– To improve the effectiveness of their energy-consuming means to some extent that property owners look to the traditional elements, as the isolation of the climate barrier.The collected data can be used, for example, to charge water consumption hushållvis, or adjust the heating accordingly to the needed.
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Managing the day to day burden of PC lifecycle management leaves IT little time for innovation.It leaves little opportunity to take advantage of new trends fundamentally changing the way IT is consumed and delivered.And it prevents IT from focusing on the strategic priorities that help drive the business transformation.And, hardware technology doesn’t last forever.It has a lifecycle, a measurable beginning and end to its productivity and value.IT is tasked with optimizing the PC lifecycle and also driving strategic breakthroughs for their organization.
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Plum, the chatbot-based app that helps you manage your money, is disclosing $4.5 million in further funding.The round, which quietly closed in the summer, was led by venture firm VentureFriends and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).It brings total funding for the London and Athens-based fintech to $6.3 million.Founded in 2016 by early TransferWise employee Victor Trokoudes and Alex Michael, Plum is described as an AI-powered online money management tool.Similar to U.K. competitors Cleo and Chip and a host of other PFM-styled apps, you link the app to your bank accounts and gain access to a range of functionality spanning savings, investments and finding ways of saving money based on analysis of your regular outgoings.This includes helping you save based on what Plum’s algorithms deem you can afford — in the form of round-ups and/or regular savings — and other budgeting tools.
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GoldenEye 007 was a fixture of late '90s multiplayer gaming, but the Nintendo 64 classic based on the 17th James Bond movie was nearly a very different game.It was initially planned to be an on-rails shooter where you'd automatically be guided through levels and shoot enemies as they appeared, but developers at Rare ultimately opted to give players more control.A video showing early demo footage was posted on YouTube last month and gave us a hint of what the game would've been like if Rare stayed on rails, as previously reported by Nintendo Life.You'll probably recognize Silo, the game's sixth mission, but may also recall that Bond never traveled in an elevator in the final version.Movement is also much slower than it is in the game.Developer David Doak -- whose face you might remember as Dr. Doak from the game's Facility level -- confirmed that the video is real in a tweet.
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Caavo, the media startup trying to take on Logitech as the universal remote control of choice, has a new partner: multiroom audio specialist Sonos.Even better, Caavo slashed the price of its Control Center remote to $60, although the company has upped its service fees to $4 per month (up from $2), $40 per year (previously $20) or $130 for a lifetime option (previously $60).It's only available in the US.Thanks to Caavo's on-screen interface, the integration allows Sonos owners to view and control their music playback on a TV.Skipping tracks, playing and pausing are all options you can control through Caavo.The TV can also display album art.
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You expect to lose money gambling, but you don’t really expect to lose it abstaining from gambling.But if you’re Fanduel user who hasn’t made any bets or deposits for two years, the site will now deduct $3 per month until you put some money on the table.You have to play to win, it seems, but not to lose.In an email sent to such lapsed (or perhaps recovering) users, including Engadget’s Richard Lawler, Fanduel wrote:It appears your account has been inactive for over two years, which means you have neither deposited nor entered a contest during that time.We’ve recently updated our Terms of Use to impose a monthly inactivity fee of $2.99 for any accounts that have no play or deposit activity for a period of 24+ months.
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A drone has delivered a kidney to a transplant patient in an apparent world first.The researcher leading the project hailed it as a triumph, and described it as "Uber for organs."The patient, a 44-year old nursing assistant from Baltimore, spent the last eight years on dialysis.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center are celebrating successfully carrying a kidney to a transplant patient using a drone, in what they claim is a world first.The university published a video following the test delivery, although it is not made clear how far the organ travelled and what kind of advantage this gave the researchers over traditional transportation.
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