Antonio Barron

Antonio Barron

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Apps are where it's atThe Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the first Tango consumer phone, arrived for all to admire this week.It delivers astounding augmented reality AR capabilities in the package of a first-rate handset, letting you interact with the real world in a completely new and imaginative way.Thankfully, Tango apps are off to a good start.I checked out six applications at Lenovo Tech World on June 9 that, though still in beta, offered a glimpse at exciting AR to come.What's more, each illustrated what Tango is capable of, and that alone is reason to celebrate.Lenovo says 30 Tango-enabled apps including the six in this list will be available when the Phab 2 Pro launches in September, and 100 more will arrive by the end of the year.
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He reached out to these influencers, and saw tremendous results from the campaign.While part of this might be a lack of relationship-building first, what finally worked for Cloudways tells the rest of the story.Rick Carlile, the founder of Aegora.com, the Professional Marketplace, used a very evangelical approach in trying to attract influencers to come on board.Remember, though, not to be pushy:It goes without saying.Don t forget to build influencer relationships.If your influencers aren t tagging you in the caption, you re missing out on some serious sales and social media followers.
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Millennium Films and LHF Productions have reportedly sent automated $300 settlement demandsThe studios behind movie blockbuster 'London Has Fallen' have reportedly sent over 1,000 financial and legal warnings to online pirates who downloaded a leaked blu-ray version of the film ahead of its official release.According to TorrentFreak, which reports on peer-to-peer file sharing websites such as KickassTorrents and The Pirate Bay, Millennium Films and LHF Productions have sent automated $300 £208 settlement demands alongside lawsuit warnings to US citizens in response to the film being made available online.TorrentFreak states the legal cases are being filed against those to have easily accessible IP addresses, however notes the studios have started to contact service providers in an attempt to find out the identity of viewers."CEG informs you that you may be held liable for monetary damages, including court costs and/or attorney fees if a lawsuit is commenced against you for unauthorised copying and/or distribution of the Work listed above," the warning states.Those who choose to pay are directed to a website with options to settle via credit or debit card.The email then issues a warning: "If you fail to respond or settle within the prescribed time period, the above matter may be referred to attorneys representing the Work's owner for legal action.
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Open Bionics, which has previously teamed up with Disney to create prostheses inspired by Star Wars, Iron Man and Frozen, will create two bionic arms - The Adam Arm and The Titan Arm - based on the game's protagonist Adam Jensen without the lethal weaponry, of course ."Working with Deus Ex to re-imagine the future of bionic prosthetics has been a fantastic creative process," Open Bionics CEO Joel Gibbard said in a press release."This collaboration goes to show how bright the future of bionics is.The companies have partnered with Intel's RealSense and Razer's "StarGazer" webcam and motion tracking technology to allow people to digitally try out the bionic arm at events and check out how the arm would look and feel if they were actually wearing it."We're excited to contribute to this incredible partnership with the Razer Stargazer," Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said."As the world's most advanced webcam, it is a precise hand tracking solution that allows everyone to experience first-hand the future of augmentations."
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Elon Musk has denied reports that Samsung will provide batteries to help Tesla meet high Model 3 demand.Yesterday saw a report from Reuters claim that Tesla was in talks with Samsung SDI over the provision of batteries for its forthcoming Model 3.The implication here is that Tesla's battery partner Panasonic will struggle to meet its quota of batteries for the Model 3.Interestingly, the original report also claimed that Samsung would be supplying Tesla with batteries for its energy storage products, such as the Tesla Power Wall.Related: 5 things you need to know about the Tesla Model 3Musk's rebuttal deals specifically with the Tesla vehicle side of things.Does this omission mean that the Samsung is indeed helping Tesla out with its home and commercial power-storing efforts?
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Strike while the game-sharing iron or forge is hot.Forge, which allows gamers to capture PC gameplay and then share it on sites like YouTube and Twitch, announced today that it has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding.Forge is a simple way for everyday PC gamers to share their favorite gaming moments through short, looping video clips that can be shared instantly on the Forge network and other popular social media channels, without having to exit their game, Forge noted in a press release sent to GamesBeat.Since launch, Forge s user base has been growing by more than 50 percent month over month.Our mission as a company has always been making it easy for anyone to share gameplay, said Jared Kim, chief executive officer and founder at Forge, said in the press release.We are going to continue to build the best experiences around sharing gameplay with the additional funding and introduce Forge to more users.Forge is still a young service, but raising money like this can help ensure its future.
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Vakoilukeskustelut saivat viime kuussa saivat lisää tuulta alleen, kun FBI:n johtaja James Comey kertoi liimaavansa teipin palan aina älylaitteidensa kameran eteen.Yksityisyyden menettämisen pelko on luonut jo pienet markkinat fyysisille luukuille, joilla kameran voi peittää halutessaan.Luukun voi avata sormella, kun kameraa todella tarvitsee.Tietoturvajärjestö Effin analyytikko Eva Galperin kertoo peittäneensä kameran jo vuonna 2007, ja vuodesta 2013 järjestö on myynyt peittotarroja koneisiin.Huoli siitä, mihin kaikkialle kameroiden kuvaama tieto päätyy, kasvaa sitä mukaa, kun erilaiset älylaitteet ja esineiden internet tunkeutuu kaikkialle.Tietosuoja-asiantuntija Brian Pascal toppuuttelee, että turvallisuusaukkojen paikkaaminen on tarpeetonta, ellei ole käsitystä siitä, mitä turvallisuusuhkia niistä voi aiheutua.
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This Un-carrier move is all about giving you a good thanking!No gotchas."At T-Mobile, we already wake up every day working for our customers—so I've decided to make it official and turn T-Mobile customers into T-Mobile owners by offering them stock.The service is set up through the online brokerage Loyal3 and, according to T-Mobile, there will be no fees for customers to trade the stock through the platform.Said the release:It costs nothing to get your shares or set up an account with T-Mobile's brokerage partner, Loyal3, and there are absolutely no fees to get or sell your share this year — and no fee to maintain your account as long as you're an active customer.From the release:Most corporations say "thank you" with rewards and loyalty schemes that are not much more than thinly veiled attempts to manipulate customers into forking over more of their hard-earned cash.7 in 10 72% people see through it and agree loyalty programs exist to squeeze more money out of them.That's why 90% of comments about loyalty programs in social media are negative and why customers don't bother to use well over half 58% of the programs they're on.T-Mobile is turning all that on its head by saying "thank you" to customers and asking nothing in return.
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I also understand Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder and CEO of TransferWise, is an investor, along with Robin and Saul Klein s LocalGlobe.Also noteworthy is Hibob s co-founder and CEO Ronni Zehavi, and likely part of the reason why the startup was able to raise a relatively large seed round for a European venture.He previously founded CDN Cotendo, which in 2011 was sold to Akamai for around $300 million.In a call, Zehavi and Hibob s CSO Andy Bellas explained that Hibob is targeting SMEs with a people-centric HR platform that is largely competing with Excel spreadsheets and other arcane methods in which small businesses attempt to manager their employees.This could include employees that have children or are members of various at work clubs they belong to, such as a cycling club.In other words, there s gold to be found in those workplace pensions.
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In his writings, naturalist and intrepid explorer Alexander von Humboldt recounted how natives in Venezuela used horses to lure and trap electric eels.According to Kenneth Catania, a biologist and neuroscientist at Vanderbilt University, electric eels can be up to eight feet long, weigh as much as 20 kilos, and can deliver up to 600 volts of electricity to stun and kill their prey—five times the power of a standard electrical socket.So they went to the South American village of Rastro de Abaso in Veneuela and enlisted the help of natives there in obtaining live specimens.Electric eels like to burrow down deep into the slime of marshes and shallow waters, making them difficult to catch using typical fishing techniques.He placed electric eels in a small aquarium and submerged a conductive rod and metal plate.Sure enough, the eels leapt up as the plate entered the water, bending their necks to maintain contact with it as they released high-voltage pulses.
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Fortunately though, Microsoft is aware of this and has issued a new update to fix it.Build 14342 was the one that WinBeta and a number of other Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book owners were struggling with.The problem seemed to stem from Windows Hello, which is what Microsoft has targeted in its new update.It s also thought that this update will improve the way both two-in-one laptops return to function from sleep mode, making them more reliable than they have been on more recent builds.Still, if you have the update and it hasn t worked, or if you are unable to get a hold of it just yet and want to try and repair the issue with Windows Hello yourself, there is an alternative fix you could try, though it isn t official.One commenter stated that they played around with their power settings and managed to disable connected standby, and that solved the problem.
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A pair of senior Barclays credit trading specialists are teaming up to launch a fintech venture.Alex Reyfman, Barclays global head of algorithmic credit trading, and Michael Wong, a Barclays director in London, are leaving the UK bank, according to people familiar with the matter.Reyfman managed a Barclays group that focused on corporate credit derivatives and corporate bonds, according to a LinkedIn page.Wong was a director at Barclays in London, and launched the first fully automated market-marker of credit default swap indices, two years ahead of the competition, according to a LinkedIn profile.He declined to comment further on the plans but a Twitter account in his name describes him as a big-bank escapee and fintech startup co-founder.It wouldn t be the first fintech spin-out from Barclays.Ousted CEO Antony Jenkins is prepping his own startup, while Rich Ricci, the former CEO of the investment banking unit at Barclays Capital, is also enthusiastic about fintech.Simon Taylor, the Barclays executive who helped lead the bank's efforts on blockchain, is leaving the bank to join startup fintech consultancy 11:FS, meanwhile.A number of bond traders and salespeople have also recently launched their own firms.Business Insider reported earlier this week that Mehra "Cactus" Raazi, a well-known bond specialist, is setting up his own fintech startup.NOW WATCH: Here's what would happen to Earth if all the ice meltedLoading video...
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With control systems, the industry has long been digitized. This I think is a dangerous position. The industry still accounts for 70 percent of the country's export revenues and this will hopefully continue. Here it has begun to intelligent products, such as counting cycles or measuring wear products. I remember a radio commercial for a mobile operator in which a man calls and wants to order gneiss and macadam. comments Welcome to have your say on new technologies.
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BT is stepping into the pay monthly ring as it looks to continue rebuilding its presence in the mobile market by offering handsets, as well as SIM-only deals, to customers – but where does this leave EE, the network it acquired earlier this year?You can pick up handsets such as the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy A3 from BT.com, with three simple tariff tiers 500MB, 2GB, 15GB to choose from.Customers will be able to move up tiers, allowing you to upgrade your allowances mid-contract.There are already 400,000 SIM-only customers on BT Mobile, but that market is much smaller than the lucrative pay monthly model, so financially the move makes sense.Speaking on a conference call Steve Wilson, BT's Director of Digital explained that EE and BT Mobile will both continue to exist.BT Mobile is set to take a more affordable stance, while EE will remain a more premium proposition, but we wouldn't be surprised if this is the first step of merging the two.
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Pixelman Productions founder David Eisman.My dad helped me with the contracts," he says.It's a walking simulator game.The story line involves Liza, "a girl who is searching for her friend in a forgotten wilderness and she finds a native tribe."Female protagonists are hyper-sexualized in most games and that really upsets me."I want to incorporate video games into education and work with universities to use the psychological principal of 'tangential learning' in order to help kids learn," he says.
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The song has been mixed and specially adapted to 3D audio system to create a unique musical experience. 3D sound system from Bang & Olufsen includes 19 individual speakers. The sound can not travel in traditional surround sound, but also vertically, which gives the music a new dimension. We are extremely happy with the result and it will be fun to let people listen to the song premiered by a cruel sound system, says Sebastian Furrer which is part of the house duo Cazzette. Together we have created a unique 3D-sound system where 19 integrated speakers offer users a completely new type of sound experience. As of Monday, May 23 and a week ahead, people can visit Audi dealers across the country to premiere listening to Blue Sky by 3D sound system in the new Audi A4.
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A new report from the Government Accountability Office reveals that multiple U.S. government agencies still run on decades-old technology—the most alarming of which is the revelation that nuclear operations are still carried out with 8-inch floppy disks.The Department of Treasury holds the oldest IT systems reported as being around 56 years old.The report defines plans to update its data storage solutions, port extension processors, portable terminals and desktop terminals by the end of fiscal year 2017.The systems in use have likely been hardened against EMP strikes—meaning they systems wouldn t be wiped out by an electromagnetic pulse—and have undergone other complex security fail-safes to keep our nuclear program operational.Still, the Department of Defense is only one agency on the list using outdated technology, much of which the GAO report suggests needs a critical upgrade:The GAO also found that around 75 percent of the federal financing for IT systems was used for operations and maintenance—spending which has increased over the past seven years further diminishing the financing to modernize and upgrade the agency systems in question.Overall the report highlights a lack of investment by multiple government agencies in modernizing and enhancing vital information systems within our government and suggests that actions be taken before these systems have outlived their effectiveness.
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The latest move could further extend the country s control over domestic Internet activityIran has ordered foreign messaging apps to transfer data and activity records of Iranian users to local servers within a year, a move that will give the country a greater ability to monitor and censor the online activity of its people.The country s Supreme Council of Cyberspace has issued instructions to foreign messaging companies active in the country, requiring them to transfer all data and activity linked to Iranian citizens into the country in order to ensure their continued activity," news reports said quoting state-run media.The requirement that the data be stored on local servers could give the government easier access to the information as then the domestic operations of the messaging companies would likely be subject to local regulations.The messaging app most likely to be affected by this move is Telegram, which is very popular in the country and has an user base of about 20 million, or one of every four persons in the country, according to Reuters.While hardliners have met the meteoric rise of messaging apps like Telegram in Iran with strenuous opposition, more moderate members of the Iranian establishment see in the platform an opportunity for getting state-approved content to its massive user base, according to a report by Small Media in London.In April, Mahmoud Vaezi, the country s minister of communications told a local news agency that Telegram had promised to close down pornographic channels within 24 hours of receiving a request from the the Iran government.
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Which is why Amazon Web Services AWS started rolling a Snowball, a box packing up to 50 terabytes of data.If you fancy a Snowball, remember that AWS charges US$200 fee for each Snowball job, plus $0.03 per GB to transfer data out of AWS.AWS' fee allows you to hang on to a Snowball for ten days.Pony up US$15 for each additional day.As the video above confesses, we've not been able to use Snowball in anger.If you have, let us know in the comments or mail me!
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Earlier this week, in fact, sources suggested that Siri would be given a new home in a dedicated device, complete with Echo-style microphones and speakers.Although currently accessible on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV through the latter's Siri Remote, the standalone device - which has, it was said, been in development since before Amazon revealed Echo - would allow playlists to be loaded by voice, standalone music playback, and more.Their unnamed insider claims that, while Apple did consider a new product, the idea was eventually discarded out of deference to the amount of investment already made into the company's existing home product, the Apple TV.One point where the two reports coincide is the suggestion that Apple is working on building out its backend, in preparation for more Siri capabilities.Amazon's Alexa, the voice control system that powers Echo, has been rapidly gaining third-party integration with a range of devices and services spanning the gamut from streaming music providers like Spotify, through smart home tech like Philips' hue bulbs and Nest's thermostats.Apple had already positioned Apple TV as the hub for HomeKit, its smart home and Internet of Things platform, though that's more about ensuring perpetual connectivity between devices than direct control.
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The Indian government has said that Apple will not be allowed to open retail stores, unless it agrees to its rule of selling at least some locally-sourced products in India.SEE ALSO: Apple's best hope in India is to sell refurbished iPhones, and it's not looking goodAccording to Indian law, all foreign single-brand retailers have to sell 30% of goods that have been sourced locally in order to open stores in India.Initial reports had suggested that the Indian government would waive off the 30% sourcing norm for Apple under this category, but it has failed to be considered as the exception.There is nothing to show that Apple s technology is cutting edge," a government official told Mint.This is the second major setback for Apple in the last one month.A few days before Cook's visit, reports emerged about the Indian government turning down Apple's request for selling or importing refurbished phones due to their threat as e-waste, effectively halting another attempt at increasing its share in India's smartphone market.
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Out today, Superman 52 is the last entry in the eight-part Final Days of Superman storyline that s been running through various titles, showing the title character saying goodbye to Batman, Lois Lane, Wonder Woman, and others.The latter half of the storyline has had Clark, Diana, and Bruce working to track down and stop a delusional man imbued with remnants of solar flare energy released by Superman in a few big battles.He s the version that debuted after Crisis on Infinite Earths and wound up in the New 52 version of the DCU after last summer s big Convergence crossover.Married to an alt-universe Lois Lane and father to a young son, bearded-Clark shows up to help defeat the power-mad impostor.This was a Superman who had an intelligent emotive cosmic baby carriage that sung songs to infant Kal-El through hyperspace, went to sleep and waited for him to come of age as the champion he was fated to be.This time, Kal-El s passing barely makes a ripple in the larger public consciousness.
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MP3 Player For SaleWireless headphones are growing more and more popular these days, and sales will probably skyrocket if the rumors are true and the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus don t have standard 3.5mm headphone ports.But what if your wireless headphones could play all your favorite music without even having to connect to your smartphone?You d save battery life for certain, and the sound quality might even be a little better since your music wouldn t have to stream over Bluetooth.Check out the Sony NWZWS613BLK 4 GB Bluetooth Sports Wearable MP3 Player, which is on sale on Amazon right now for $128.00 with free shipping.Some key details:Waterproof, wrap-around design for a light, comfortable, secure fitStream music wirelessly, listen to internet radio, or connect to fitness appsCompact, convenient, ring-type remote controlTake hands-free calls on the moveSony NWZWS613BLK 4 GB Bluetooth Sports Wearable MP3 Player: $128.00 with free Prime shippingFollow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web
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Doom s modding community has been around for decades, recreating everything from Sailor Moon to the concept of piracy.Someday, you and everything you love will be replaced by a Doom mod.They re taking sprites of the new Doom s weapons made by a modder named Neccronixis and recreating their functionality in Doom I and II.Here s a video of what they ve got so far:Does anyone think some of these weapons look better as old-school sprites, or is it just me?Meanwhile, HorrorMovieGuy mocked up a version of new Doom s Glory Kill system in the game s ancient demon relic of a progenitor:Lastly, released before new Doom even came out, Merser s Sprites and Enhancements adds Imps, Revenants, and Cacodemons from the new game to Brutal Doom, a gleefully gory mod that had a pretty profound influence on the new Doom.I hope one lets me fist bump action figures of myself.
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View photosMoreFILE - This July 3, 2014, file photo, shows the Microsoft Corp. logo outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft is cutting jobs announced Wednesday, May 25, 2016, as the company continues its attempts to salvage a rocky entrance into the smartphone market.AP Photo Ted S. Warren, File NEW YORK AP — Microsoft will cut up to 1,850 jobs and book an approximately $950 million writedown as it attempts to salvage its rocky entrance into the smartphone market.But by last summer it had slashed the value of that business severely and it eliminated 26,000 jobs.Microsoft, under former CEO Steve Ballmer, attempted to leverage its software knowhow to take on increasingly powerful tech rivals, but the company has beat a quick retreat under new CEO Satya Nadella, with the venture taking on water.Nadella has redirected Microsoft to better focus on software and Internet services.The bulk of the jobs cuts announced Wednesday, up to 1,350 positions — are at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland.
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EU-domstolen levererade nyligen en dom där man menar att det är olagligt att sälja multimediahårdvara som har förinstallerad mjukvara som kringgår upphovsrättslagar.Det var via ett fall i Nederländerna där multimedialådan Filmspeler drogs inför rätten då den kom förinstallerad med multimediamjukvara samt tredjepartstillägg som gjorde det möjligt för användarna att titta på sportströmmar eller filmer som man annars måste betala för sig för att se.Folket bakom Filmspeler menade att allt var öppen källkod och att tredjepartstilläggen redan var tillgängliga för allmänheten.Men rätten ansåg att Filmspeler-folket var fullt medvetna om vad de sålde och föll en fällande dom.Ett flertal domstolar runtom i Europa har haft sådana här fall och i framtiden kan domstolar inom EU ju peka på detta fall när de ska bedöma något.
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With a single shot to the brain, researchers can rid rodents of all symptoms of the disease for months.Nevertheless, because FGF1 is naturally present in human brains, as well as those of rodents, researchers are hopeful that the lucky shot may translate into a useful treatment.The authors, led by researchers at the University of Washington, gave FGF1 a crack in animal brain experiments after other studies had seen encouraging results with FGF1 s cousins.Broken insulin production in the pancreas is the root of type 1 diabetes, and type 2 is spurred by an imbalance in insulin relative to the amount of sugar in the blood generally caused by poor diet, lack of exercise, and genetics .It s still unclear how exactly FGF1 spurs those changes.The authors speculate that working insulin signals may be a critical link between FGF1 s brain activity and the novel un-sweetening system in the liver and muscles.
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Say hello to the Transit Elevated Bus TEB , a 1,200-capacity tram-bus hybrid that could be the solution to China's traffic woes.The vehicle sits high enough off the ground so that other cars can pass beneath it safely, which will help to maximise China's already-limited road space.Speaking to news channel CCTV, Bai Zhiming, the engineer in charge of the TEB project, said: "With a carrying capacity of 1,200 people at a time, the TEB has the same functions as the subway while its cost of construction is less than one fifth that of the subway.Safety questions however remain.In particular, whether it will present any threat of potential collision with cars, cyclists and pedestrians as well as the height at which it will pass over vehicles.At the moment, it is looking like a far more feasible and far less expensive mode of transport than Elon Musk's much-talked-about Hyperloop.
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The Intel Compute Stick is a tiny device the size of a pack of gum that can transform any HDMI TV or display into a complete computer.This model is currently discounted 76% or a whopping $375 off its regular Amazon list price, so you can buy this neat little gadget for just $115.90.It averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon 80% rate it a full 5 stars -- read reviews .It comes loaded with Windows 10 and Android 5.1, and has both wifi and bluetooth capabilities.You'll easily connect to the internet, and peripherals such as a wireless keyboard and mouse.This is literally a full blown computer that fits in the palm of your hand.
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The Xen project has revealed a new bug, XSA-180, but warns its patch for the problem is itself problematic.This output is not rate-limited in any way.So large that The disk containing the logfile can be exausted sic , possibly causing a denial-of-service DoS .But the Xen project has put a stern caveat into its release notes, warning that the patches adopt a simple and rather crude approach which is effective at resolving the security issue in the context of a Xen device model.And here's the nasty part: They may not be appropriate for adoption upstream or in other contexts.Good luck with this one, Xen users.
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