Wayne Konwinski

Wayne Konwinski

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The Arlo Ultra and the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor are two high-end home security cameras, by far the most specced-out DIY outdoor models I've tested.Both cameras have 8-megapixel image sensors, which allows them to automatically zoom in on a person, a car -- or some other motion activity -- and track it more closely than a standard cam.The Ultra and the IQ Outdoor are weatherproof and designed to handle changing temperatures, rain, snow and more without breaking.It was less successful at correctly identifying vehicles, animals and packages.As with most of the cameras I've tested, the Arlo Ultra's ability to identify specific things will likely improve over time, but the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is more consistent today.Both cameras have impressive specs, making this section a draw, but there are some key differences worth discussing.
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Whether you're hosting a barbecue and looking to include a few meatless options for wellness, or you're en route to a BYO-meat grill party and need to pick up some vegetarian grill fare for your vegetarian self, you've got a lot of meat-free options to barbecue this summer!The kicker is, some brands of meatless protein are better for the grill than others -- and sure, most products work at a barbecue, but don't you want to go for the best?Here's our roundup of the most excellent meat-free grilling patties, sausages and 'dogs.These products and services are independently chosen by our editors.Alas, since the Impossible Burger is not available at grocery stores until later this year, it can't be included in our list of recommendations.Pea protein, coconut oil and beets create a patty with 20 grams of protein plus a texture and look not too far from that of a beef burger (though it may have a somewhat coconut-y aftertaste).
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T-Mobile US and Sprint are weighing up the sale of one of the pair’s prepaid brands in an attempt to woo decision makers into greenlighting the divisive merger.Dating back to April 2018, you will be forgiven for forgetting this saga is still an-going debate in the US.With privacy scandals, the Huawei drama and BT’s dreadful logo stealing all the column inches, the debate over whether T-Mobile US and Sprint should be allowed to merge their operations has been relegated below the fold.But it is still a thing.The countdown clock, the 180 days the FCC gives itself to approve mergers, spent a lot of time on pause, though the longer the process takes the more likely it appears the answer will be no.These concessions include the sale of one prepaid brand, a pledge to finish the rollout of a 5G network in three years and promises not to raise prices during this deployment.
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The series finale of Game of Thrones defied pretty much all the predictions as to who would emerge triumphant and sit on the Iron Throne, in what has proved to be the most polarizing and controversial season yet.Showrunners David Benioff and David B. Weiss got the plane on the ground in the end—but it wasn't a pretty landing, and there's bound to be a lot of grumbling from dissatisfied customers.Let's get the controversial plot turn from last week out of the way up front, since it drove much of what transpired in the finale, and pretty much encapsulates the best and worst aspects of this final season.She proceeds not to just incinerate the Red Keep where Cersei has been watching the battle from afar—which is what everyone expected—but to rain down dragon fire on all the innocent civilians who Cersei brought in to serve as a human shield.She's always had equal parts kindness and cruelty, and she's literally solved every problem she's encountered over eight seasons by raining down fire and blood.That's exactly what she explicitly vowed to do to take back the Iron Throne; it's what Varys promised she would do when he recruited Dorne and the Tyrells of Highgarden to her cause.
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It also runs pure Android as Google intended, with a guarantee it will be updated in a timely fashion.It looks like a lot for not much more than the cost of a Moto G7, so should you bite?160.1 × 71.2 × 8.7 mm (6.3 × 2.8 × 0.34 inches)157 × 75.3 × 8mm (6.18 × 2.96 × 0.31 inches)2,520 × 1,080 pixels (432 pixels per inch)2,270 × 1,080 pixels (403 pixels-per-inch)
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Techbuddys grundare Tahero Nori talar ut om sin hatkärlek till hemelektronik i podden Startup Stories.Han berättar bland annat om hur barnarbetare på fabriker i Kina väckte minnen från sin egen tid som flykting.Fascinationen för alla de senaste prylarna ledde till ett extraknäck som förvandlades till en prestigefull trainee-plats inom elektronikkoncernen.Tahero Nori flyttade till huvudkontoret i Ingolstadt där han tidigt blev känd för sitt driv, envishet och sina egensinniga idéer.Han berättar även hur åren i Tyskland fick honom att förstå alla led i produktionskedjan, från tillverkningen i fabrikerna i Kina till logistiken och marknadsföringen i butikerna i väst.För mig var det även lite déjà vu att se var jag kommer ifrån.
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Tencent announced first quarter 2019 profits of RMB 27.9 billion ($4 billion), posting 16% growth year on year driven by strong earnings from the company’s fintech and cloud businesses.However, revenue growth was the slowest on record as the titan struggles to recoup losses from increased gaming regulations in China.Tencent grew its revenue 16% year on year to RMB 85.5 billion in the first quarter.RMB 21.8 billion came from fintech and other businesses including payment services and cloud computing, which posted strong 44% year-on-year growth.Fintech and cloud revenue momentum helped offset a disastrous period for games due to increased regulatory oversight.The company released only one new mobile title—Perfect World Mobile—in the first quarter.
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Tesla has started pushing out a software update that will change battery charge and thermal management settings in Model S sedans and Model X SUVs following a fire in a parked vehicle in Hong Kong earlier this week.The software update, which Tesla says is being done out of “an abundance of caution,” is supposed to “protect the battery and improve its longevity.” The over-the-air software update will not be made to Model 3 vehicles.Tesla has not yet identified the cause of the fire or found any issues with the battery pack.“The safety of our customers is our top priority, and if we do identify an issue, we will do whatever is necessary to address it,” Tesla said in a statement.Here is the company’s statement in its entirety on the software update:We currently have well over half a million vehicles on the road, which is more than double the number that we had at the beginning of last year, and Tesla’s team of battery experts uses that data to thoroughly investigate incidents that occur and understand the root cause.
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You’ll have to wait a little longer to sail and pillage on Ubisoft’s dangerous waters.While reporting its earnings for fiscal year 2019 today, the French publisher revealed that it’s delaying the pirate adventure Skull & Bones to its next fiscal year — meaning the game will come after March 31, 2020.Originally revealed at the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo (one of the game industry’s most important events), Skull & Bones is a pirate naval battle sim where players can fight each other using a variety of ships in the Indian Ocean.It’ll have both single-player and multiplayer modes.Previously, Ubisoft said that Skull & Bones was supposed to come to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2019.Ubisoft’s Singapore studio is leading development on the game, with help from Ubisoft Blue Byte, Ubisoft Philippines, Ubisoft Sofia, and Ubisoft Chengdu.
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Instead, it has released a newer version of last year's Bullets Wireless, in the inventively named Bullets Wireless 2.The short version is that OnePlus hasn't completely reinvented the Bullets Wireless, so there aren't a lot of differences from last year.There are a few changes on the inside too, but generally speaking if you're already the proud owner of a pair of the original Bullets Wireless there isn't much to make upgrading worthwhile.But if you're in the market for a new pair of Bluetooth earbuds, and the original Bullets Wireless (which will no doubt be getting some sort of price cut) don't appeal, these just might.The weight is noticeable in your hands, especially when you're comparing the two side by side, but once they're in your earholes the differences is negligible.Not by much, though, so if you want to take advantage of the magnetic pause control you'll need to make sure they actually connect.
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Anyfin vill göra det lättare för konsumenter att sänka sina räntor när de handlar varor på kredit.Fintechbolaget lanserade sin digitala tjänst på den svenska marknaden i november 2017.Genom att ta ett foto på sin faktura eller hämta den med bank-id gör Anyfin en riskbedömning som kan resultera i ett nytt, och för kunden billigare, erbjudande.Enligt bolaget sänker man konsumenternas räntekostnader med i genomsnitt 50 procent.”Vi ska använda pengarna till en expansion i norra Europa, produktutveckling och växa i antalet medarbetare.Innan årets slut förväntar vi oss att fördubbla antalet anställda, från 22 i dagsläget”, säger Mikael Hussain, vd och medgrundare.
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There are lots of ways to pick a phone contract, though one of the main ones seems to be picking the one that comes with the best perks.After all you can only have so many minutes, texts, and GB of data.Networks generally don't give customers much choice where those perks are concerned, but EE's announced new 'Smart Plans' that lets you pick and choose what perks you get - among other things.EE claims Smart Plans are "the UK's most personal mobile plans", and by default each one is going to come with a 'lifetime' guarantee for your phone, alongside an "annual device and account MOT".They also offer 'swappable benefits', including new music and video passes, and let customers upgrade whenever they like.Upgrading anytime isn't new where EE is concerned, but normally you have to pay for the most expensive contracts for that to be on offer.
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NASA's Aqua satellite saw Tropical Cyclone Lorna was being torn apart by strong northwesterly wind shear in the Southern Indian Ocean.In general, wind shear is a measure of how the speed and direction of winds change with altitude.Tropical cyclones are like rotating cylinders of winds.Each level needs to be stacked on top each other vertically in order for the storm to maintain strength or intensify.Wind shear occurs when winds at different levels of the atmosphere push against the rotating cylinder of winds, weakening the rotation by pushing it apart at different levels.On April 29 at 4:29 a.m. EDT (0829 UTC), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Lorna.
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Montreal is already a huge gaming hub, and Square Enix is looking to squeeze in just a few more developers into the bustling Canadian city.Today, the company said that it’s opening up more than 100 jobs at Square Enix Montreal and Eidos-Montréal.Square Enix also plans on renovating and expanding Eidos-Montreal’s 55,000 square-foot office, adding in a new motion-capture studio, a photogrammetry studio, and a user research lab.Eidos-Montreal most recently released Shadow of the Tomb Raider on consoles and PC, and is currently working on an Avengers game with Marvel.Square Enix Montreal, meanwhile, will “more than” double in size in 2019, according to the press release.Known for making bite-sized spinoffs of Square Enix’s IPs — such as Lara Croft Go and Hitman Go — the studio is now focused on making free-to-play mobile games.
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Online payment company Paypal plans to invest $500m (£387.2m) in Uber, it has been reported, as the ride-hailing app prepares to reveal the terms of its initial public offering (IPO) today.Paypal will invest in Uber through a concurrent private placement at the IPO price, Reuters reported citing Refinitiv IFR.Read more: Uber IPO: Six things you need to knowUber is expected to announce later today that it is seeking a valuation of between $80bn to $90bn when it lists in New York.The valuation is lower than the $120bn price tag that investment banks told the tech giant it could attract last year, and closer to the $76bn that it fetched in its last private funding round following the disappointing IPO of Uber rival Lyft.Uber is expected to unveil an IPO price range between $44 and $50 per share this afternoon, which would raise between $8bn and $9bn for the firm, Reuters said.
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Russ Ernst, Executive Vice President, Products and Technology at Blancco discusses the importance of securing consumer data, through effective erasure, in ensuring the ongoing success of the second-hand device market.
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China’s top video game regulator, the State Administration of Press and Publication (SAPP) began accepting new game approval submissions on Monday after a two-month hiatus, while implementing a new and more detailed approval process, according to game media outlet GameLook.The new requirements were initially disclosed in a post from the official WeChat account of Yifan Publications, an agency that helps game companies apply for approvals.As of writing, the agency has taken down the article, and there are no updates about the new requirements on the website for State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), the government body that SAPP replaced.In the absence of its own website, SAPP uses the website of the now-defunct SAPPRFT to send out notices.While not yet officially confirmed, the new rules were reportedly released by SAPP on Apr.Titles that “lack cultural value” or “blindly imitate others,” as well as those that are “excessively entertaining” will be rejected.
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Korean electronics giant Samsung was due to launch the Galaxy Fold this week but after a few of them broke in the hands of reviewers it has changed its mind.Exactly how long that delay will be hasn’t been revealed, but Samsung will presumably take as long as it needs to perform the stress testing and due diligence it should have performed before handing over review units.As we previously reported, at least three different kinds of major flaw were uncovered almost immediately by some reviewers so this could take a while.Samsung’s announcement were a case-study in marketing speak and general turd polishing.“While many reviewers shared with us the vast potential they see, some also showed us how the device needs further improvements that could ensure the best possible user experience,” it said.“To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold.
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Spotting comic book legend Stan Lee in Marvel movies, TV series and video games has always been fun for fans.Since Lee's death in 2018, he's had posthumous cameos in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Captain Marvel.Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo recently revealed that Lee's cameo in Avengers: Endgame will be his last.To commemorate all of Lee's past cameos -- including playing everything from a bus driver to a librarian -- Marvel Studios is making a behind-the-scenes video of Lee's cameos."We've put a video together," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Entertainment Weekly on Monday."We've never done this before, a behind-the-scenes of every cameo.
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Censinet, a Boston, Massachusetts-based startup developing a vendor risk management platform for health care providers, today announced that it has raised $7.8 million in a series A round co-led by HML Venture Partners and Cedars-Sinai, with participation from Schooner Capital, LRVHealth, and Excelerate Health Ventures.This follows a $2 million seed round in September 2017 and brings Censinet’s total venture capital raised to just over $10 million.CEO Ed Gaudet said the new funds will be used to build out the company’s suite of tools and scale its go-to-market team.“Censinet set out to overthrow the vendor risk management status quo in health care, delivering a solution that is at a fraction of the time and cost of antiquated approaches,” he added.“We’re very excited to have HLM Ventures and Cedars-Sinai join us as we help leading health care providers dramatically improve how they manage and reduce third-party vendor risks to patient care delivery.”According to Gaudet, hospitals and clinics work with hundreds of vendors, on average, and each undergoes a risk assessment that can take weeks or even months to complete.
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