Donald Ellison

Donald Ellison

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All the Star Wars Disney Plus shows and theatrical movies that are coming up.
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Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley made history getting to the space station aboard a Crew Dragon capsule. They've undocked from the ISS and are coming home.
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The next Mars rover is the biggest and most advanced yet, with a mission to pave the way for human visitors.
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Fool an algorithm today: wear a mask. | Photo by Robin Utrecht/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Face masks are one of the best defenses against the spread of COVID-19, but their growing adoption is having a second, unintended effect: breaking facial recognition algorithms. Wearing face masks that adequately cover the mouth and nose causes the error rate of some of the most widely used facial recognition algorithms to spike to between 5 percent and 50 percent, a study by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has found. Black masks were more likely to cause errors than blue masks, and the more of the nose covered by the mask, the harder the algorithms found it to identify the face. Error rates spiked as high as 50 percent for some algorithms “With the arrival of the pandemic, we need to understand how face... Continue reading…
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OnePlus definitely did the smartphone market a solid with the Nord. Although not exactly flagship material, its combination of price and features definitely brings back the good old days of the OnePlus One. There is no such thing as a free lunch, however, especially in the smartphone business. Whatever cost-savings OnePlus was able to pull off naturally came at some … Continue reading
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A nice fit for small hands or if you just want a more portable on-the-go controller Continue reading…
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Some of these are extended tech demos, but others are complete experiences that are jam-packed with content.
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WhatsApp has now rolled out a new Beta build update through its Google Play Beta Program. The new beta version brings the version 2.20.196.8 to ... The post WhatsApp Beta build reveals Multiple Devices features, might release soon! appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Watch the launch of Asus' long-awaited ROG Phone 2 sequel right here!
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Make the most of your time indoors with a daily dose of celebrity news and guides to the best shows. Sign up to the entertainment newsletter.Joe Wicks had an emotional moment as he signed off from his final PE With Joe online class on Wednesday. The fitness guru has become the nation’s PE teacher over the last 18 weeks, hosting daily workouts on his YouTube channel aimed at kids, which have raised over £580,000 for the NHS.  For his last session, Joe was joined by his wife Rosie Jones and their children Indie and Marley, with more than 100,000 watching along on YouTube.“It’s a sad day but I’m so proud,” Joe said. “We’re fitter and stronger. We’re healthier and happier.”After letting off party poppers, he said: “That’s the end of PE With Joe.“Thank you so much for taking part. Thank you to everyone from the teaching assistants, parents, the fans, everyone that’s taken part. I’ve loved it so much and I’m going to miss you all.”His voice appearing to crack with emotion, he added: “I don’t know what to say, I’m really emotional.”After jumping off his mantelpiece, Joe signed off by asking fans to keep exercising.“You feel quite low, your energy is not great. You come through the workout… you feel energised,  happy, you’re positive, it makes you feel fit and strong and confident,” he said.“Just because live workouts aren’t on, keep going. Every single workout we’ve ever done is on the channel. Go back and relive it.“Keep training together as a family, you are each other’s role models. It’s all about mental health and you’re going to be living a healthier, happier life if you exercise together. So please keep it up.“From me and the Wicks family, bye everybody.” Joe – otherwise known as The Body Coach – began the workouts for children stuck at home when the government first closed schools due to the coronavirus outbreak. During that time, his 78 workouts have racked up 80 million views in total, with a watchtime for PE With Joe passing 2,271 years. He previously announced he would be donating all the ad revenue generated from his workouts to the NHS, and along with profits from T-shirts and other merchandise, Joe has raised a total of £580,000. On Instagram, Joe called his classes his “proudest achievement”. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Joe Wicks (@thebodycoach) on Jul 21, 2020 at 1:05pm PDTHe added that he will be taking a break to “recharge his batteries”, but promised to return later in the year for more live workouts. READ MORE: Joe Wicks Speaks Candidly About How His Father's Addiction To Heroin Has Affected His Life Joe Wicks Repays His Mum With The Ultimate Gift After She Lent Him £2K To Start His Body Coach Empire Joe Wicks Let His Two-Year Old Daughter Give Him A Makeover And It Went As Well As Expected
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Amazon‘s Jeff Bezos added $13 billion to his immense fortune on Monday, which Bloomberg reports is the largest single-day wealth increase since it started tracking the world’s richest people in 2012. As of yesterday’s market close, Bloomberg valued Bezos’ fortune at a taint-flexing $189.3 billion. By far the world’s top billionaire, Amazon‘s chief exec’s net worth has reportedly grown $74 billion so far in 2020. To put that in perspective, Alphabet’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, investing legend Warren Buffett, and Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani are all worth less than the amount of wealth Bezos has added to his… This story continues at The Next Web
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In a surprising move, China’s display maker BOE is said to supply on-cell OLEDs to Huawei. According to reports, the company will supply the new ... The post BOE to supply on-cell OLEDs for Huawei Mate 40 appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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(Cranfield University) Dr Duncan Hodges, Senior Lecturer in Cyberspace Operations, Cranfield University, is actively researching insider threats such as the recent Twitter attack. He and researcher Katie Paxton-Fear are presenting this paper Understanding Insider Threat Attacks Using Natural Language Processing, at the HCI International Conference on Thursday 23 July 2020 1400 CEST.
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Death Stranding on PC almost delivers on the 8K at 60fps dream... but it comes at a cost.
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After initial hints were made nearly two years ago, Samsung could finally introduce a wireless version of Dex.
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You can clear your Microsoft Outlook cache to keep the program running smoothly. Microsoft Outlook, like any email client, stores data in a container known as a cache. Clearing your cache is relatively simple and can help troubleshoot some of Outlook's performance issues. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Clearing your Microsoft Outlook account's cache is one way of troubleshooting any issues you might be having with Outlook. The cache is essentially a storage container for data that Outlook saves, so by clearing the data in the cache, you're likely to improve Outlook's performance. The process of clearing your Outlook cache can seem complicated at first, but there are only a few steps required in order to complete the process. Keep reading to find out how to clear your Outlook cache. Check out the products mentioned in this article: Microsoft Office (From $149.99 at Best Buy) Acer Chromebook 15 (From $179.99 at Walmart) How to clear your Outlook cache on a PC Before you get started, you'll need to save all of your work and close Outlook completely. You won't be able to clear Outlook's cache if Outlook is open on your computer. 1. On your keyboard, press the "Windows" key (the key labeled with the Windows logo) and the "R" key at the same time. This will open the "Run" function. 2. In the Run pop-up window, click on the field next to "Open:" and type the following line of text:  %localappdata%\Microsoft\Outlook 3. Once you have finished typing, click "OK."  4. A pop-up window will appear. Locate the folder called "RoamCache" and double-click on it. 5. You can clear individual files from your cache or you can clear them all at once. Once you've highlighted the files you wish to delete, right-click on any of the highlighted files and click "Delete" in the menu that appears.  To select individual files, click on the file name or press Ctrl + Click to select multiple ones. To select all files at once, press Ctrl + A.   Related coverage from Tech Reference: How to turn off Microsoft Outlook desktop notifications and reduce distractions while working How to archive emails in Microsoft Outlook and declutter your inbox How to request a read receipt in Microsoft Outlook and know when someone has opened your email How to clear your Twitter cache on a mobile device to make the app run more efficiently How to clear your cache on Firefox in 2 different ways, to keep your browser running efficiently SEE ALSO: The best all-in-one PCs you can buy Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreak
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Livestreaming on Twitter is easy to do and there are several different features that add to the experience.
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Google left thousands of machines in businesses with broken Chrome browsers this week, following a silent experimental change.Business users accessing Chrome through virtual machine environments like Citrix kept seeing white screens on open Chrome tabs, blocking access to the browser and leaving it totally unresponsive.It left many IT admins confused over the problem, as businesses typically manage and control Chrome updates.After complaints, Google was forced to reveal it had launched an “experiment” on stable versions of Chrome that had changed the browser’s behavior.Google had simply flipped the switch on a flag to enable a new WebContents Occlusion feature that’s designed to suspend Chrome tabs when you move other apps on top of them and reduce resource usage when the browser isn’t in use.“The experiment / flag has been on in beta for ~5 months,” explained David Bienvenu, a software engineer at Google, in a Chromium bug thread.
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Nearly four years after release, Stardew Valley seems to still be going strong.The game’s creator, Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has been working on a new update for Stardew Valley for quite some time, and now he’s announced when it will land on PC.Bringing the game to version 1.4, Barone says that this update will add the layer of polish he’s wanted from the beginning.“What I mean by that is that I wanted to fix all the bugs that have been lingering in the game, to fix a lot of weird or annoying things about the controls & feel of the game, and add in a lot of ‘quality of life’ features that will make the game more seamless to play,” Barone wrote on the Stardew Valley developer blog.“I feel pretty confident that this goal has been met!”Version 1.4 isn’t just about polish, though, as it sounds like it’ll also add a lot of content to the game.
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“DJI’s Mavic Mini is a relaxing return to the basics, but I wouldn’t want to live with it.”I took DJI’s Mavic Mini drone along for a weekend getaway out to rural eastern Oregon.While there, I stayed in a small bed and breakfast and used that as my base of operations while I ventured out for a series of flight tests.DJI went to great lengths to get the Mavic Mini down below 250 grams because drones beneath this weight threshold don’t need to be registered with the FAA before flight.Flying the Mavic is as simple as driving to a bed & breakfast and forking over the modest nightly fee.The Mavic Mini doesn’t include an obstacle avoidance system.
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The dust has settled from the Note 10 launch so now it's time for the leaks to pour in so the S11, and there are a fair few of them.It looks like we'll be getting a slew of colours with next year's lineup, and black and white will be absent from some of the models altogether.According to leaker Ishan Agarwal, the Galaxy S11 will be launch in blue, grey and black, with the possibility of more colourways, but these three variants "at least".The S11e meanwhile will see handsets in blue, grey, and pink.He also has the lowdown on colours for the S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, with the former being available in black, blue, and white, and the Note 10 Lite seeing red, silver, black, and "possibly aura" shades.That's a pretty colourful lineup, bolstered by new Galaxy buds that are reportedly in development which will release in blue, pink, black, and white.
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Poland is pressing Netflix to change a map in one of its documentary series, accusing the streaming service of “rewriting history.”On Sunday Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki posted to his Facebook account a letter he sent to Netflix CEO Reed Hasting expressing his concern over maps shown in The Devil Next Door.The five-part series presents the trial of John Demjanjuk, a former US mechanic who was accused of being the infamous Nazi death camp guard Ivan the Terrible.In 2011 he was convicted of the crimes in a German court.As Reuters points out in its reporting of the Prime Minister’s concerns, the Netflix series presents maps that show the death camps that the Nazis built in Polish territory during Germany’s World War II occupation of the country.In Morawiecki’s letter to Netflix, Morawiecki argues that the map “falsely places several German Nazi concentration camps in modern-day Poland’s borders” without any “explanation whatsoever that these sites were German-operated,” thereby deceiving “viewers into believing that Poland was responsible for establishing and maintaining these camps.”
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When I reviewed the Bose Noise Cancelling 700 Headphones, one of my small gripes was their high price.They're a top-notch wireless noise-cancelling headphone that work great for making calls, but they're pricey at $400.Well, now you can get them for $299.99 from Rakuten be entering promo code CNETBOSE at checkout.The only catch is that supplies are limited and they may sell out fast at this price.We'll update this post if they do.Remember, to get the discounted price you have to enter the promo code CNETBOSE at checkout.
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Vaping company Juul has announced that it has stopped selling mint-flavored pods, one of the remaining flavors it was still offering to customers in the US.The decision comes shortly after the publication of studies that found mint is one of the most popular flavors among teenagers who vape.Juul has already faced scrutiny over what some have alleged as the targeting of minors with some of its past marketing.Earlier this week, two studies were published that found, among other things, that mint and menthol were among the favorite vaping flavors used by teenagers.That was an important finding in light of current ban attempts — many have sought a ban on the sale of fruit and snack-flavored liquids, but want to allow mint, menthol, and tobacco flavors to remain.The first two of those three flavors are often sought by teen users, however, raising concerns about allowing them to remain on the market.
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Microsoft president Brad Smith spoke about the societal implications of tech at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon on Wednesday.Touching on a range of topics ranging from human rights to neural networks, the 60-year-old said artificial intelligence will over the next three decades play a similar role to the internal combustion engine in transforming society during the first half of the twentieth century.Smith also emphasized the essentially value-neutral status of AI, arguing that we should ask what AI should do for society as much as asking what its technical capabilities are.LISBON — Microsoft president Brad Smith has predicted that artificial intelligence will transform society in the next three decades, just as the internal combustion engine did during the first half of the 20th century.When you look back at the first half of the twentieth century, it was a time that was transformed by one invention above all else: the combustion engine.I think it's fair to say that over the next three decades — from now to 2050 — AI is likely to play a similar role in the global economy."
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Pokémon GO and games like it can’t exist without waypoints — the in-game locations that correlate to real-world points of interest, acting as the Pokéstops, gyms, etc.The more waypoints they have around the world, the better the game becomes.Even if they open it up to user submissions, verifying new locations (so as to avoid a bunch of false/bad locations being thrown into the mix) is tough for a company to do alone.Niantic has spent the last few years figuring out this process, building a user-driven and peer-moderated system that got its start way back with the company’s first game.One player nominates a location, submitting a photo of the location and answering a handful of questions to help determine eligibility.Other high-level players will review these submissions, helping to filter out the ones that are inaccurate, offensive or just not right for the game.
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Amanda Todorovich is the Senior Director of Health Content at Cleveland Clinic.That’s right – something that is generating money and is getting over 7 million visitors a month.We were getting about 3 million visits a month.But, we knew that we needed to think about it a little differently, so we partnered with another publisher very well.Sue: In terms of SEO, where’s your focus in terms of your really big concepts.Amanda: SEO has evolved a lot for us over the years and honestly, I just formally took responsibility for our overall SEO strategy this year.
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If you don’t manage them properly, these early backers could get in the way of your startup’s success.The advice from investors and founders below will help you navigate the process of raising a successful angel round while avoiding some of the long-term hassles.James Currier laughs at how little he knew as a first-time founder looking for angel investors in 1999.“They want you to talk to their lawyer and their tax accountant and, before you know it, my 16 angels turned into 64 different relationships,” says Currier, a four-time serial entrepreneur and now a managing partner at early-stage venture firm NFX .Yet as with every step of a founder’s journey, there are potential landmines along the way.Failing to manage your angels, Currier and others warn, can distract a company and hurt, rather than help, its chances of success.
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