But now, on its help page, Salesforce has issued an apology for the disruption and has moved to reassure customers that if a similar event were to occur in future, the disruption would be resolved much more quickly.The root cause of the issue was that a circuit breaker responsible for controlling power to the Washington datacenter failed on 9 May."The breakers are used to segment power from the data center universal power supply ring and direct the power into the different rooms.This was only the start - in an effort to restore service to the NA14 instance as quickly as possible, the team then moved it from its primary data center Washington to its secondary data center in Chicago.All functionality was restored to the NA14 instance, including sandbox copy and weekly export functionality, on 15 May.From that investigation, corrective steps will be determined and implemented," said Salesforce.
The first time I dealt with home automation, the focus was on home entertainment systems and walkway lights.The biggest money saver for many is likely to be a smart thermostat.Saves for getting woken up in the middle of the night by frightened parents who think your house has been possessed it has, just by Alexa .Let s say you tried using Belkin WeMo but switched to a Wink, and still have some devices on an older Vera.For example, don t daisy chain workflows together.Bluetooth and key-code locks can save you boatloads of time.
JennaFor the first 16 years of my life, I was an actor.Playing Osiris in a school play about the Egyptian gods was probably the peak of my thespian career.That will become pertinent soon, too.But the show must go on, says one of the students behind the lighting desk who has a reputation for doing brave stupid things.A few years later, over beers, he would tell me that his entire pubescent life flashed before his eyes as his hand hovered over the circuit breaker: "Seb, I was thinking about whether it would increase my chances of kissing Alice or not."The lights came up, the audience filed in, and the show indeed went on.
Bowers & Wilkins has shown off a new version of their bluetooth speakers T7, which they developed together with the british lyxmodehuset Burberry.As the name, and business partner, reveals so is T7 Gold Edition a tad more exclusive than its sibling with gold details and comes with a fancy pouch in leather and suede.Apart from its new exterior deliver T7 the Gold Edition the same experience as the regular T7.That is to say, a battery life of 18 hours, and support for Bluetooth AptX codec for high-quality musikströmmande.The usual T7 is still as readily available and costs around 3000 dollars.through the Circuit Breaker bowers-wilkins.com
Just like they did yesterday morning, BT Broadband and Plusnet appear to have suffered an outage.BT.com is also offline, making it ever so slightly tricky to access the Service Status page.Sorry if you're unable to access some websites this morning on BT Broadband, we're investigating the cause and will update you all soonWe've contacted BT, with a spokesperson responding, "We re sorry that some BT and Plusnet customers are having problems connecting to some internet services this morning.This is due to Telehouse North, one of our internet connection partners in the docklands, suffering a substantial power failure.This is affecting BT and other providers.
BT broadband suffered from two separate data centre outages in two consecutive days.If you re one of the more than eight million subscribers to BT broadband, you may have noticed a few issues with your connection this week.Two separate outages affected as many as one tenth of the company s customer base, incidents that naturally caused disruption for the businesses that are reliant on the country s largest internet service provider ISP [email protected] uk @btcare bt broadband down again, this is costing my business hundreds of pounds for every hour down grindingtheukeconomydown— motherofthebride @moboutfits July 21, 2016Problems with btbroadband is still affecting contact with @ParkinsonsUK home-based staff today.
Now when you need to make a quick stop on your way home to pick up a bottle of wine—or whatever, I m just speaking for myself—you ll be able to add an extra destination to your Lyft ride.It makes plenty of sense, as you might need to run an errand or pick something up which can be a hassle for the driver when you change your destination mid-ride , and rather than trying to discourage the behavior, Lyft is incorporating multiple stops into the app.Easier for you and your driver.In other news, Futurama has been Frinkiac ed.The same wonderful technology that lets you search quotations from The Simpsons and generate GIFs now has a Futurama-facing sibling called Morbotron.Shut up and take my money, to quote io9
To an audiophile, there s no such thing as too expensive if it means an upgrade to their setup could improve their listening experience.And in Japan, some acoustic connoisseurs are now installing their own utility poles, with custom transformers, to ensure all of their audio gear is getting the purest power possible.The Wall Street Journal spoke to Takeo Morita, a retired lawyer in Japan with a personal sound system that already includes a $60,000 amplifier, gold and silver cables, and other gear that will put your bundled iPhone earbuds to shame.But with audiophiles there s always room for improvement, and he realized that electromagnetic interference from his neighbors appliances was propagating through their shared power lines, reducing the quality of the sound he was getting.The solution was to receive power more directly from his local power grid, which required the installation of his own private utility pole.With upgraded wiring, a better transformer, and an improved circuit breaker, the upgrade can run close to $40,000, not including what your local power company decides to charge you for the privilege of private power.
To an audiophile, there s no such thing as too expensive if it means an upgrade to their setup could improve their listening experience.And in Japan, some acoustic connoisseurs are now installing their own utility poles, with custom transformers, to ensure all of their audio gear is getting the purest power possible.The Wall Street Journal spoke to Takeo Morita, a retired lawyer in Japan with a personal sound system that already includes a £47,000 amplifier, gold and silver cables, and other gear that will put your bundled iPhone earbuds to shame.But with audiophiles there s always room for improvement, and he realised that electromagnetic interference from his neighbours appliances was propagating through their shared power lines, reducing the quality of the sound he was getting.The solution was to receive power more directly from his local power grid, which required the installation of his own private utility pole.With upgraded wiring, a better transformer, and an improved circuit breaker, the upgrade can cost close to £32,000, not including what your local power company decides to charge you for the privilege of private power.
When I became a Featured Writer on the SheKnows Network, they welcomed me with an email warning me how extra exposure is often accompanied by negative comments, and while they do their best to filter the awful ones, sometimes they seep through.I ve existed happily and comfortably in the blog bubble I created for the last 258 days, writing and sharing a deconstructed memoir in essay form daily to an audience of subscribers.I look for the love and comedy in any scenario and when I can t find it, I cope with words.I never imagined MY writing would yield nasty comments; especially hurtful because they didn t criticize my writing, but me, the human narrating the story.Most of the unpleasant comments came from men, which is ironic on a site called SheKnows.I ve been divorced for almost a dozen years and have found love again and been in that successful partnership for the last 11 years.
Today Elgato showed the Eve Light Switch for the first time, connecting to Apple devices with HomeKit.Using Apple s HomeKit, Elgato puts Siri in control of the lights a user has at home.Unlike other similar systems, this switch puts the control at the switch instead of the plug.In this way, the user is able to control all lights in their home, not just the lamps.There s also Elgato Eve Energy for lamp-lovers.This switch turns any single or multi-bulb setup into an iPhone-controlled system.
And you re killed in the face by a monstrous toy-like automaton probably isn t a sentence you d usually expect to open a games review.Still, it s appropriate for Sister Location – the latest Five Nights at Freddy s game – because it can be applied to so many of your experiences.For those uninitiated in the charms of Five Nights at Freddy s, the series has mostly revolved around being a night watchman, initially in a chain that married fast food and Disney-style animatronic characters.Only at night, the androids got a bit murdery if you took your eye off of them.You then find yourself in a control room, directed to give robots electric shocks, in order to motivate them.We re sure that doesn t make them want to kill you at all.
Tripp Lite’s 12-outlet surge protector might lack a product name—model number TLP1208TELTV doesn’t exactly roll off one’s tongue—but it has nearly everything else.It’s your best bet for a surge protector that cuts power when its internal protection is exhausted, and it offers a relatively good outlet layout.You want a surge protector that stops letting power flow when the internal protection can’t absorb a surge if you’re in an area or on an electrical system with regular surges or electrical strikes that cause voltage spikes, and you have a high degree of concern that you might experience damage before noticing the Protected light on your surge protector has gone out.If that’s the case and you have hard disk drives (HDDs) on attached computers rather than SSDs, or other hardware that could be damaged or corrupt data if the power is cut off, consider adding an uninterruptible power supply.The Tripp Lite TLP1208TELTV features eight outlets with regular spacing in one row, and four more widely spaced ones opposite.In my testing, I was able to plug in 11 different cords, including five power bricks and chargers, but the fit was too snug on the regularly spaced side to drop in a 12th plug.
Such power mediators have a single function: keeping voltage from exceeding a certain rated level, beyond which equipment can blow a fuse, burn out its power supply, or completely fry its circuitry beyond repair.You want to make the modest investment in a surge protector for the same reason you want to have a backup of your data: because there s no going back after an adverse event.Getting ahead of a problem that may be unlikely but not improbable saves you from the enormous consequences if it occurs.Best at powering-off when it can no longer provide protection: Tripp Lite TLP1208TELTVThe best surge protector that automatically cuts power when protection fails is the Tripp Lite s TLP1208TELTV, a 12-outlet model that lacks fancy features such as pivoting plugs and won t accommodate as many wall warts as some other protectors we ve reviewed, but it s just $30 and it has the right clamping specs, too.We considered several common factors for three scenarios: a home-entertainment system, such as a TV, disc player, streaming media box, and receiver system; a home office or cubicle with a desktop computer and peripherals, including monitors and hard drives; and an on-the-go option, if you want to travel with a multi-outlet strip that also gives you piece of mind, especially in hotels and conference rooms, where you don t know what kind of power will be provided.
APC is a long-time maker of electronics-protecting products, including uninterruptible power supplies.Its 11-outlet SurgeArrest has excellent build quality, a good outlet layout, and nice extras that put it nearly at the top of the pack.(APC sent us the slightly older, now-discontinued PF11VNT3 for review, which has an almost identical feature set and layout.The surge protector runs five outlets for standard 2- and 3-prong plugs down the middle, and then on either side has three outlets perpendicular to the center plugs and widely spaced.Some of the bonuses include not just one or two LEDs to indicate status, but three, plus an easily reachable circuit breaker reset, in case a surge knocks out power to the whole unit.A Protection Working green LED remains lit while some of the device’s MOVs are active (but more on that in a moment); a Building Wiring Fault indicator lit red would tell you to immediately call an electrician about a faulty ground or other problem; and an Overload light says you’re trying to pull too much wattage and need to remove some hardware.
APC is a long-time maker of electronics-protecting products, including uninterruptible power supplies.Its 11-outlet SurgeArrest has excellent build quality, a good outlet layout, and nice extras that put it nearly at the top of the pack.(APC sent us the slightly older, now-discontinued PF11VNT3 for review, which has an almost identical feature set and layout.The surge protector runs five outlets for standard 2- and 3-prong plugs down the middle, and then on either side has three outlets perpendicular to the center plugs and widely spaced.Some of the bonuses include not just one or two LEDs to indicate status, but three, plus an easily reachable circuit breaker reset, in case a surge knocks out power to the whole unit.A Protection Working green LED remains lit while some of the device’s MOVs are active (but more on that in a moment); a Building Wiring Fault indicator lit red would tell you to immediately call an electrician about a faulty ground or other problem; and an Overload light says you’re trying to pull too much wattage and need to remove some hardware.
Such power mediators have a single function: keeping voltage from exceeding a certain rated level, beyond which equipment can blow a fuse, burn out its power supply, or completely fry its circuitry beyond repair.You want to make the modest investment in a surge protector for the same reason you want to have a backup of your data: because there’s no going back after an adverse event.Getting ahead of a problem that may be unlikely but not improbable saves you from the enormous consequences if it occurs.Best at powering-off when it can no longer provide protection: Tripp Lite TLP1208TELTVThe best surge protector that automatically cuts power when protection fails is the Tripp Lite’s TLP1208TELTV, a 12-outlet model that lacks fancy features such as pivoting plugs and won’t accommodate as many wall warts as some other protectors we’ve reviewed, but it’s just $30 and it has the right clamping specs, too.We considered several common factors for three scenarios: a home-entertainment system, such as a TV, disc player, streaming media box, and receiver system; a home office or cubicle with a desktop computer and peripherals, including monitors and hard drives; and an on-the-go option, if you want to travel with a multi-outlet strip that also gives you piece of mind, especially in hotels and conference rooms, where you don’t know what kind of power will be provided.
Tripp Lite s 12-outlet surge protector might lack a product name—model number TLP1208TELTV doesn t exactly roll off one s tongue—but it has nearly everything else.It s your best bet for a surge protector that cuts power when its internal protection is exhausted, and it offers a relatively good outlet layout.You want a surge protector that stops letting power flow when the internal protection can t absorb a surge if you re in an area or on an electrical system with regular surges or electrical strikes that cause voltage spikes, and you have a high degree of concern that you might experience damage before noticing the Protected light on your surge protector has gone out.If that s the case and you have hard disk drives HDDs on attached computers rather than SSDs, or other hardware that could be damaged or corrupt data if the power is cut off, consider adding an uninterruptible power supply.The Tripp Lite TLP1208TELTV features eight outlets with regular spacing in one row, and four more widely spaced ones opposite.In my testing, I was able to plug in 11 different cords, including five power bricks and chargers, but the fit was too snug on the regularly spaced side to drop in a 12th plug.
announced a range of live-streaming video deals on Monday evening during a “NewFront” sales presentation its executives made to marketers in New York.The social network unveiled partnerships with companies such as BuzzFeed, Vox Media, MLB Advanced Media and Live Nation LYV 0.44% to produce or provide live-streaming content for the platform.BuzzFeed will create a news and current events show to be broadcast live on Twitter each morning, for example, while Vox Media will create a weekly live show dedicated to gadgets called Circuit Breaker, Twitter executives said.In the sports arena, WNBA will live-stream 20 regular-season games via the platform, and MLBAM will produce a new 3-hour weekly MLB program featuring game “look-ins” and highlights.The announcements come as Twitter attempts to reposition itself as a venue for professionally-produced live video content and tap into advertising budgets typically reserved for TV.Elsewhere in the news arena, Twitter is joining with Bloomberg, which will launch a 24/7 live-streaming channel with content produced solely for the social platform, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Twitter might have killed off its Music app but now it’s working with the world’s top concert promoter.Today at the NewFronts conference in New York, Twitter announced it is partnering with Live Nation to exclusively livestream video of concerts.Artists including Train, Portugal The Man, August Alsina, and Marian Hill are slated to have shows streamed on Twitter.The first will be Zac Brown Band’s performance, that will air on Saturday May 13th.As for why the deal makes sense, Twitter tells me “7 out of 10 of the most followed Twitter users are musicians, and Billboard’s Grammy Awards live pre-show was the most viewed entertainment live stream on Twitter to date.”“Our partnership with Twitter allows us to amplify the live music experience creating a tool for artists to reach millions of fans around the world” says Jordan Zachary, Chief Strategy Officer for Live Nation.
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