Eric Erikson

Eric Erikson

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It may still be just July, but it’s already almost time for college kids and grad students to start preparing to go back to school for the semester.There’s a good chance you scored some sweet swag during massive midsummer savings events like Amazon Prime Day and Walmart’s Big Save event, but there’s still plenty of time to nab new electronics like laptops, tablets, printers, and more before school starts up again.Now ahead of back to school season, HP is offering deep discounts on its Omen, Omen 15T, and Omen 17T gaming laptops, with up to $350 in savings available.The rugged Omen features a 15.6-inch diagonal FHD display, an eighth-generation Intel Core processor, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 20 series graphics with real-time ray tracing and A.I.With easy access to HDD, SSD, and RAM, this HP Omen is a true gaming laptop, geared for smooth maintenance and upgrades.Overall, we consider HP one of our favorite laptop brands, and this entry-level gaming machine is a solidly affordable option.
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The iconic American children’s television presenter Fred Rogers will be immortalised by Tom Hanks in a biographical film set for release in late 2019.Rogers hosted the Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood programme for over 30 years, during which he entertained children, but also tackled difficult issues such as racism, divorce and death.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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Reconstruction of factories (the construction of modern parks and the removal of communications on racks) significantly prevents the penetration of petroleum products into the ground.However, wastes, accumulated as a result of the activities of oil refineries, continue to have a negative impact on the environment.The method developed at Samara Polytech will allow not only to monitor the state of groundwater, but also to predict the movement dynamics of the lens, on which depends the stability of the grounds under the building structures.- Without knowledge of the geophysical processes, hydrodynamics of groundwater, the regularities of their movement in the layers in this area, it is very difficult to predict the important parameters of the lens, its volume and the qualitative composition of oil products contained in it, - explains Olga Tupitsyna, who is the Project Manager, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of the Chemical Technology and Industrial Ecology Department, Leading Specialist at the Scientific and Analytical Center for Industrial Ecology.Under her leadership, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and students of Samara Polytech has developed a groundwater research program that allows predicting the direction of lens movement during seasonal changes in water levels in water storages, with active operation of the water intake area, on exposure to the layer from the main production site of the enterprise.The resulting mathematical model will also determine the localization of the sources of concentration of petroleum products, quickly extract them and effectively clean the soil, ground and groundwater.
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Speaking at a White House event honoring Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, said he's "disappointed" with the progress America's space program has made over the past 50 years."[I'm] disappointed in the progress in the past 50 years," Aldrin said at the event held in the Oval Office."We had a rocket, the Saturn 5.We have the [number one] rocket and spacecraft and they can’t get into lunar orbit.That’s a great disappointment to me."NASA's Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who was also at the event, said the space agency is "working on it."
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Instagram said Thursday it's rolling out changes to how it decides what accounts to take down, a sign that the photo-sharing site is getting tougher about removing offensive content that violates its rules.The Facebook-owned company will start removing accounts that rack up a number of violations within a window of time.Currently, Instagram takes down accounts that have a certain percentage of content that violates its rules.An Instagram spokeswoman said it isn't sharing the exact number of violations or time frame because of concerns users will game the system."Similarly to how policies are enforced on Facebook, this change will allow us to enforce our policies more consistently and hold people accountable for what they post on Instagram," the company said in a blog post.The announcement comes during the same week that a man suspected of murdering a 17-year-old girl posted a photo of her bloody body on what appeared to be his Instagram account.
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There are a lot of things you could want from a new TV.Amazon’s Prime Day was an excellent time to find deals on Apple products and Nintendo Switch deals, but it was the Walmart 4K TV deals that really drew people in.Samsung, Vizio, and LG TVs all getting excellent discounts right now during Walmart’s anti-Prime Day sale.With a massive $248 price cut, you can get this huge Vizio television for just $45o.The obvious draw of this TV is it’s size to price ratio.It’s not every day you find a huge TV for under $500, especially from one of the more popular brands like Vizio.
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Microsoft was mighty proud of its shift to a “Windows as a Service” strategy almost four years ago.Redmond, however, seems to have swung to the other extreme in its desire to portray a company that can quickly respond to problems and feedback.Now it has to slow down and take stock of its obviously broken update process to ensure that what’s left of Windows 10 credibility won’t go down the drain.But while it sped up the releases, insiders report that everything inside Microsoft remained mostly the same, including the development process.Every update, both the bi-annual major Feature updates down to cumulative patches would bring problems of their own, sometimes totally unrelated from the bugs they fix.This can range from breaking compatibility with some peripherals to, worse, disappearing files.
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Chromebooks are excellent laptops for everyone from back-to-school shopping students to bargain hunters searching for a convenient and affordable computer.During Amazon Prime Day this year (July 15-16), Prime members can save up to $240 on Chromebooks from Acer, ASUS, Lenovo, Samsung, and HP.Several Chromebooks are on sale this Amazon Prime Day 2019, which means these already cost-effective computers are going to be even more affordable.Since Google is involved, these laptops work seamlessly with the company's many applications, including Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and more.Chromebooks are great for students heading back to school who want an easy way to take notes during class, check emails, and complete assignments.Max resolution: 1366 by 768 pixels
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The Federal Trade Commission and Facebook have reportedly agreed on a $5 billion fine that would settle the FTC's privacy investigation into the social network.With Facebook having reported $15 billion in revenue last quarter, the $5 billion fine would amount to one month's worth of revenue.The FTC voted 3-2 to approve the settlement this week, with three yes votes from Republican commissioners and two no votes from Democrats, The Wall Street Journal reported today, citing anonymous sources.Democrats on the commission were "pushing for tougher oversight," the Journal wrote.Facebook fights to “shield Zuckerberg” from punishment in US privacy probeThe FTC hasn't announced the deal publicly.
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Cadillac's supercharged LT4 V8 is a sweetheart, slapping the ever-loving heck out drivers with gobs of horsepower and torque -- and, of course, a raucous engine note to go along with it.And, if one report turns out to be true, it could also appear in something a little bit bigger.Cadillac is working on a muscled-up variant of the next-generation Escalade, Muscle Cars and Trucks reports, citing sources with knowledge of the project.Cadillac did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but automakers routinely decline to discuss products ahead of schedule, and Cadillac has not talked much about its new Escalade yet.While the sources didn't give MC explicit confirmation of the powertrain, they allegedly hinted at the aforementioned LT4, which puts out 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque in its hottest iteration.The V8 in question has lived in only three cars thus far: The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C7) and the Cadillac CTS-V.
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Bolåenkriget plot thickens when yet another player will soon be hitting the market.the University wants to challenge the big banks with the promise of a lower interest rate.Avanza veterans, Gustav Berggren, Peter Walldour, together with Carl Martinson, Adam Lewenhaupt, behind the bolåneutmanaren University.the Company now has the technology in place, and to come out of a tough mortgage market in the second half of 2019, " says president and ceo of Gustav Berggren.”We're fully operational, able to cope with the personnel, credit managers, branch offices, and the system,” he said.of course, We need to be less expensive than that of established banks, since we do not believe that price is everything, in the longer term.
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The Leica company revealed today their newest handheld camera, the Leica V-Lux 5.This camera has a relatively giant lens up front with 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor inside.It has a fold-out and flip OLED viewfinder screen on its back.And it’s connected, able to use both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to connect with the Leica FOTOS app.Leica suggested in a release this morning that this Leica V-Lux 5 aims to be both “travel-ready” and “versatile.” You’ll know that it’s a premium sort of device when you lay eyes upon it, especially given its very apparent and sizable 9.1-146 mm (25-400 mm equiv.)f/2.8-4 ASPH lens up front.
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Amazon's 48-hour sale is less than a week away, and the tech giant is releasing early Prime Day deals leading up to the big event.Right now, Prime members can get the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and a free Echo Dot on sale for just $169.That's the lowest price we've seen for the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Amazon is throwing in a free 3rd generation Echo Dot.The Ring Doorbell Pro allows you to monitor your door from anywhere in 1080p HD video with infrared night vision.The Ring Pro sends alerts to your smartphone, laptop, or tablet when motion is detected or you can check-in anytime with live on-demand video.Unlike previous models, the Pro features advanced motion detection with customizable motion zones so you can focus on areas that are most important to you.
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That China’s Huawei is working on an Android alternative is perhaps nothing new.The brand new operating system is already been tested on the upcoming Mate 30 flagship, as reported earlier.That of course means some privileged individuals are already having a taste of the new OS on Huawei Mate 30.Now, a few reviews are already dropping in from China from these early testers who have revealed a few points that set the homegrown OS from the Android-based EMUI custom user interface that the company currently uses.First off, it is reported that quite a number of features on the OS are at the moment not usable.Perhaps Huawei decided to lock out those features for or just maybe they are still been fine-tuned.
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The Washington, DC, area on Monday was deluged with heavy rain, which turned streets into rivers and led to closed roads and stranded drivers.Water also seeped into the White House basement.The National Weather Service declared a flash flood emergency, and CBS News reports that "the storm dumped about 6.3 inches of rain near Frederick, Maryland, about 4.5 inches near Arlington, Virginia, and about 3.4 inches at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in a two-hour period."The flooding was deep in the streets outside the National Archives building, which had to close Monday.The site's official Twitter account said the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and other valuable records stored there were not in danger.The weather led to some frightening images of water flooding elevators, Metro stations and parking lots.
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Microsoft is hoping the fanfare of “Stranger Things” and the nostalgia of 1985 will remind computer nerds of something else from that year: Windows 1.0.To promote the third season of Netflix’s hit show, Microsoft has released a PC-based app called Windows 1.11 that includes a “Stranger Things” video game designed to fit the era along with old favorites like Microsoft Paint and Write.The app, available today, was released just days after the show’s latest season debuted on Netflix on July 4.“Experience 1985 nostalgia with a special edition Windows 10 PC app inspired by Windows 1.0—but one that’s been taken over by the Upside Down from Stranger Things,” according to Microsoft’s description of the app on the company’s website.Join Eleven, Steve, Dustin and gang as they seek to save Hawkins and the world.Embrace the 80s and grab your hairspray, because it’s basically the raddest show companion experience ever.
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If you've been browsing pirating sites, you may have stumbles across torrents for the newest series of Stranger Things in 4K which is a rarity, which points to a potential Netflix breach.Because of the encryption methods, you won't tend to find 4K versions of your favourite shows - particularly those on Netflix.The streaming platform uses Widevine DRM, along with the likes of Hulu and Amazon Prime, and employs the highest of its three levels of content protection.With the entirety of Stranger Things 3 out in the wild in 4K, the implication is that it's been cracked, or someone at Netflix has decided to share the files.The files were uploaded by release group DEFLATE and are marked "internal".Earlier this year, researchers at Fidus Information Security cracked Widevine's DRM and managed to download an unencrypted raw file for Netflix’s Stranger Things, although this was only the lowest tier of content protection.
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Smart home technology is no longer limited solely to residential use.Syracuse has begun to upgrade the city’s streetlights to LEDs equipped with a “smart node” on top.According to Andrew Donovan of WSYR, bucket trucks will begin installing 3,000 lights per month until they complete the project with a total of 18,000 new streetlights across the city.But Syracuse isn’t the only city switching to smart lights.Apolitical reports that Pittsburgh has reduced travel time by 25% through the use of smart traffic lights.The Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore is fast-tracking a program to introduce smart lights throughout the city.
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LCA is a very useful tool in order to improve the product's environmental performance, but when it is used for comparative purposes is the requirement that market participants must adhere to, and provides a transparent and comparable information and data, as otherwise there is a risk that confidence in the LCA is undermined.the LCA was an undeserved bad reputation, as a methodology, was launched in the academic community for more than 25 years ago, as many people pointed out that they were able to show that any of the LCA.This led immediately to a major international activity in standardization, and is a widely-accepted methodology for LCA, to evaluate and interpret LCA information, as well as the need to be met in order for the results from different LCA studies are to be compared.the results from different LCA studies can be compared occurs, a number of questions that must be answered first.do you have information about a Swedish emissions, in order to be able to compare the different models, it is impossible to rely on a large number of LCA studies, though these have not been carried out in the same manner.Instead, such assessments to be initiated, with the purpose of determining whether there is an LCA-studies have been carried out in such a way that they are going to be comparing the.
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We’ve all seen the weird brand tattoos people get (remember when Flyers fans started plastering Gritty on their bodies when the NHL mascot was unveiled?), but it’s not every day that a company can convince a group of strangers from around the world to get inked up for an ad campaign.However, it appears as though Momondo, a travel search site based in Denmark, was able to do just that recently.With help from Copenhagen agency , Momondo set out to create “The World Piece,” a global project that symbolically connects people from different countries via the tattoos on their backs.According to the brand, the hope is that the effort will remind others that there are “more things uniting us than dividing us,” and encourage people to travel with an open mind.claims it got “thousands upon thousands” of responses when it first put out the request for the project back in 2018.
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In its latest transparency report, published Tuesday, Apple detailed that it received 80 requests from 11 countries to remove 634 apps from its App Stores from July 1 to December 31, 2018.The apps in question weren't listed in the report, but Apple said most of them were taken down.China had the most requests at 56, with 626 apps specified and 517 were removed.Most of the apps were related to gambling or pornography, according to Apple's report.Other countries' requests flagged apps for issues like privacy violations, copyright infringements and illegal content.Apple didn't immediately respond for further comment.
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Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, Amazon is offering $10 off a $50 order if you install the Amazon Assistant browser extension.The deal is open to Amazon Prime users who have never used Amazon Assistant, or haven't used it for a year.Amazon Assistant is available for all major browsers, including Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer, but you'll need to install it via Amazon's offer page to claim the deal.If you use your browser's built-in store, you'll miss out.New Amazon Prime members must wait 48 hours before they can claim the deal.The offer ends on July 30, and you must use your $10 credit by August 2.
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“The current legal, regulatory, ethical and enforcement framework surrounding cyber fraud simply does not work”There were almost 10,000 new cases of fraud reported in the UK every day in 2018, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.In an interview in BAE Systems Applied Intelligence’s London offices, he told Computer Business Review: “Fraud teams are typically bent on trying to control economic losses; law enforcement are trying to prosecute; security teams only able to look at the initial breach and not necessarily able to gain further behaviour patterns from a bank’s data.”“Joining up the intelligence part of the fraud-security jigsaw is easier than joining up the technical side.[And] industry is on the back foot, with the financial services sector understandably often quite reluctant to get involved beyond what their fraud teams are doing, which is asking: ‘Has there been a fraud?The Intelligence Network names a nine-strong steering committee that includes Microsoft UK’s Chief Security Adviser, Sian John; the CBI’s Head of Digital Policy, Roxanne Morison; Trafigura’s CISO Mark Swift; and cyber security accelerator and seed investment programme CyLon’s co-founder Jonathan Luff.
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Three and a half billion years ago, a mysterious object on the edge of a distant galaxy spewed forth an intensely bright, vanishingly brief burst of radio energy that shot across the universe.Then, for less than a millisecond in 2018, that burst zapped past a special telescope in Earth's Australian outback, giving scientists a rare opportunity to shake hands with one of the most mysterious forms of energy in the universe.It's the first time that astronomers have successfully tracked a one-off FRB back to its origins across space and time, according to the authors of a study published today (June 27) in the journal Science.Understanding where FRBs come from allows scientists to probe the vast tracts of matter between their host galaxies and Earth, and maybe even locate undiscovered pockets of protons and neutrons thought to be lurking between galaxies.[The 12 Strangest Objects in the Universe]"These bursts are altered by the matter they encounter in space," study co-author Jean-Pierre Macquart, a researcher at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) said in a statement.
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Twitter announced Thursday that it will add a notice over politicians’ tweets if the social network deems the tweet to violate its rules.The new system will begin effective immediately.“In the past, we’ve allowed certain Tweets that violated our rules to remain on Twitter because they were in the public’s interest, but it wasn’t clear when and how we made those determinations,” the company said in the blog post.“To fix that, we’re introducing a new notice that will provide additional clarity in these situations, and sharing more on when and why we’ll use it.”This new feature will apply to all government officials, or those running for office, who have 100,000 followers or more and are verified accounts.Twitter’s guidelines are extensive and broad, but specifically ban violent threats, targeted harassment, and “hateful conduct.”
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Malaysia is lagging behind regional peers in AI adoption, said Mohammad Radzi, executive director of G3 Global, said during a Fireside Chat at ORIGIN, held during Malaysia Tech Week 2019.Chinese AI company SenseTime is ramping up efforts to expand overseas presence with its latest deal to help build Malaysia’s first AI research park in a partnership with local AI company G3 Global.The park will also include an exhibition zone in which visitors can see AI in action.“AI is burgeoning in Malaysia so we choose a partner who not only can grow local companies but at the same time spur AI innovation within Malaysia” said Radzi.The AI park also plans to be an export centre, where Malaysian AI solutions can be exported to other countries, said Radzi.“The AI park will be an area where visitors, not just industry professionals, can visit to experience AI solutions first hand,” said Radzi, describing a park where autonomous vehicles operate on the road and visitors can check into a condominium equipped with smart home system.
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Summer is here, and that means going outside, hitting the pool or the beach, and throwing parties.It also means that you might want a decent speaker or pair of headphones to accompany you on your adventures — and Best Buy has a massive sale on JBL wireless speakers and headphones going on for a limited time.Keep scrolling to see the best deals on JBL speakers and headphones or shop the full sale at Best Buy here.It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options.1/ It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options.There are several JBL wireless speakers on sale at Best Buy, and they're well worth considering.
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In a proof-of-concept paper, researchers from North Carolina State University detail a new approach for creating multi-junction solar cells using off-the-shelf components, resulting in lower cost, high-efficiency solar cells for use in multiple applications.Multi-junction, or stacked, solar cells are currently the most efficient cells on the market, converting up to 45% of the solar energy they absorb into electricity.The cells are constructed by stacking semiconductors with varying bandgaps on top of one another, thereby allowing the cell to absorb differing wavelengths of solar radiation.However, these cells are much more expensive to produce than less efficient thin solar films."Silicon-based thin solar cells are very popular because the material has around 20% efficiency and the cells cost about 1/10th what a multi-junction solar cell costs.If we could create stacked solar cells using this existing technology we would be well on our way to reaching our goal."
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In total, Huawei invested more than 450 million euros in research and development in Germany between 2013 and 2017.DIW Econ, the consulting firm of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), has conducted a study on the economic footprint of Huawei in Germany.According to the study, the company increased its investment in research and development from 31 million euros in 2013 to 112 million euros in 2017.In total, the Chinese telecommunications group invested more than 450 million euros in research and development in Germany between 2013 and 2017.From 2015 to 2017, the annual investment sum rose to over 100 million euros.Data for 2018 are not yet available.
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Spreadsheets can be mighty intimidating.Sure, they look like fields of harmless boxes.Yet each of those empty voids sits impatiently, screaming to be filled.And if you aren’t equipped with the skills to load up a spreadsheet correctly…well, businesses can always find someone else who can.Excel ability is one of the most requested tech skills needed from a prospective employee.So get and stay hireable with instruction like The A to Z Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle.
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