Juan Hackwell

Juan Hackwell

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That’s a lot of money.The console has an AMD R1606G APU that combines a quad-core processor with Radeon Vega graphics, and its capabilities are far beyond the retro consoles you’re familiar with.This is a full-blown PC in disguise.You can find that simplicity in the Atari VCS.The Atari interface is where you’ll find the 101 games that ship with the console, including classics like Asteroids and Missile Command.None of those services are confirmed, unfortunately.
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Spoiler alert: If you haven't yet watched the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones, you may want to avoid the following.Though it's been a few weeks since the series finale of HBO's Game of Thrones, we're not quite finished learning the fate of the characters -- or the fate that never was.In a scene where Brienne of Tarth is adding Jaime Lannister's deeds into the White Book (the book that lists the accomplishments of the Kingsguard), some sharp-eared viewers noticed that the music sounded similar to music from Robb Stark and Talisa Maegyr's wedding in season 2."It's just a hint of what their relationship -- if they had stayed together, if he was still alive -- what it could have been," said Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi in an interview with Insider published Thursday.Djawadi confirmed that the season 8 song, called "The White Book," starts with the same melody as the season 2 wedding song, called "I Am Hers, She Is Mine."So would Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister have ended up at the altar, tying a ribbon around their hands and doing the whole "I am hers and she is mine" bit?
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However, after using it for a couple of days, ranging from the surf, and the job in the office, to the movies and video games, we can say that it is a perfectly acceptable, albeit humble's computer for most of the time.this is The angle the style makes it a little awkward to carry around, but when it is laid out and folded up on a table, it is really easy to use, with a large surface area to rest your wrists on a touchpad with good response and very, very comfortable keyboard, with a distinct response of the keys.Bakbelysningen it can be a bit difficult, since it is set in a typical red tone, but it is adjustable, and quite powerful, which can be useful in some situations.in The past, but it is the easiest to.if this computer is not the strongest of the variations of either the processor or the graphics card and only 8gb ram.however, You'll be a rich, a ssd of 512 GB, which is also pretty fast, with read speeds of up to 1gb per second.
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On May 28, the Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (BAAI) released the “Beijing AI Principles,” an outline to guide the research and development, implementation, and governance of AI.Endorsed by Peking University; Tsinghua University; the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Automation and Institute of Computing Technology; and companies such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, the principles are the latest global entry in a long list of statements about what AI is and should be.On the surface, a bland and unsurprising take on AI ethics, the document actually pushes forward the global discussion on what AI should look like.Instead of fluffy, feel-good utterances we can all agree on, the global AI community needs to go beyond just words and give us concrete examples of how AI can represent our highest values.October 3, 2017: DeepMind, developers of AlphaGo and AlphaZero, releases “Ethics & Society Principles.”April 9, 2018: OpenAI, a non-profit founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, publishes its Charter, in English and Chinese
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Theresa May has announced her plans for the UK to produce net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050, overturning the previous pledge of the Climate Change Act 2008, to slash them by 80 per cent by the same year.May has said the new plan will be reviewed in five years and in the interim, the government will look to a youth steering group to advise them, making this look all the more like a pandering publicity stunt to gain favour given that she's drawn the ire of a large majority of the public during her time at Downing Street.The UK is the first G7 country to make such a promise, most likely because it's fairly drastic for such a short timeline, with Labour's Rebecca Long-Bailey saying that while it's "welcome in theory" the reality of the situation is another matter entirely."In practice it comes from a Conservative government that is off track to meet existing climate targets, that has no plans for legislation or investment needed to cut emissions, and that has dismantled the UK renewable energy sector while pushing fracking."The government is a bit like a marathon runner with the wrong shoes, the wrong diet and no training expecting to break the world record; it looks less like ambition and more like delusion."Chancellor Philip Hammond suggests that implementing the necessary changes needed to meet the overly ambitious target could cost int he region of £1 trillion, which of course, isn't going to materialise out of thin air.
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Microsoft showed off a new trailer for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition at its E3 keynote, and announced that it’ll arrive in October.The hit strategy game, which was first released 20 years ago, has got a 4K graphics update, and its audio has been remastered too.The Definitive Edition will also have three new campaigns, including one called The Last Khans.The classic title will also feature four new civilizations: the Tatars, Bulgarians, Cumans, and Lithuanians.There’s also a spectator mode which lets you watch any player‘s game from their point-of-view.You can watch the new trailer below.
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Microsoft first teased its new Halo Infinite game at E3 last year, and it’s back again this year to provide some more glimpses of Master Chief in action.Halo Infinite appears to be an open-world version of Halo, and last year’s teaser showed Master Chief slotting what might be Cortana into the back of his helmet.Microsoft is revealing that Halo Infinite will launch alongside the company’s next-generation console, codenamed Project Scarlett.During a teaser trailer, an engineer is shown bringing Master Chief back to life.A new Slipspace Engine powers Halo Infinite, which 343 Industries has created to power future Halo games and experiences.
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The pre-E3 2019 festivities started Saturday with EA Play, and the game sales, at least most of them, have already started.Publishers and developers across all platforms discounted some of their biggest games of the year so far as well as other quality titles.Sony started its Days of Play sale on June 7 featuring discounts on both first-party and third-party game as well as new Steel Black PS4.These games are digital only, but retailers such as Amazon, Walmart and others are matching some prices on physical copies of the game.PSN Store: Days Gone - normally for $59.99, now $39.99Days Gone came out on the PS4 at the end of April, and it didn't have the most ideal launch.
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Fiat Chrysler is getting hit with the recall bug once again, this time for just under 296,000 2019 Ram 1500s -- around a third of which haven't yet been sold -- and 26 2020 model year Ram 1500s that are preproduction vehicles and won't be sold to customers.FCA announced this voluntary recall via its recall website on Friday.The concern is over the trucks' occupant restraint control modules and an issue where they may cause the vehicles' airbags and seatbelt pretensioners to become deactivated, such that they may not function in the event of a crash.FCA hasn't found any evidence of this occurring in the wild and hasn't received any reports of any injuries resulting from this issue, which is good.The fix should be a relatively simple software update in most cases.There are expected to be some examples where the module has caused a warning light to illuminate on the dash.
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Google is introducing more about the launch of its Stadia streaming gaming service today, and VP Phil Harrison gave us performance specifics today so you can see exactly how the company thinks the service will perform based on what kind of internet connection you have.It tops out at an impress 4K resolution, with HDR color, 60fps frame rate and 5.1 surround sound, but you’ll have to have at least a 35 Mbps connection to get that level of quality.Meanwhile, at 20 Mbps you’ll get full HD 1080p output, while retaining HDR video, 60fps and 5.1 surround.And Google has optimized for smoothness of stream by retaining 60 fps all the way down to its recommended minimum bandwidth connection quality of 10 Mbps (and even potentially below that based on this chart).You’ll only get 720p streams at that level, however, and stereo instead of surround sound.“With Stadia, our goal is to make gaming more accessible for everyone,” is how Harrison framed it, and that applies to its range of connection support as well as its device availability.
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rice wine with the taste of dead mice, stored ”thousand year old” eggs, and eight other dishes that certainly do not show up on the next festbuffé.Which of them would you like to taste?An exhibition at the evenemangslokalen Slagthuset in Malmö, focuses on the äckligaste the dishes and food you can think of.But many of the 80 examples that fit in the ”Disgusting Food Museum” can also be seen as delicacies.it All depends on who it is that taste on the meal.Licorice and pork is not as disgusting as tjurpenis or yeast hästmjölk.
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Some of us are anxiously awaiting the photonics revolution, where photons will band together to overthrow the tyranny of electrons.One of the perpetual problems that's slowing up the revolution is light sources: you need to have a laser that is coupled to a circuit that is going to do something.Now, researchers have used that loophole as an excellent excuse to do a very cool experiment in powering lasers.The researchers showed how to power a laser with a laser—something that anyone with a modicum of laser physics knowledge can do.From our perspective, a semiconductor consists of electrons that are trapped in the valence band (where they cannot move) and electrons in the conduction band (where they can move).It can make these transitions by absorbing or emitting a photon of light.
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Popular admin tool shifts to .Net Core 3.0 amid talk of future featuresMicrosoft on Thursday released a preview version of PowerShell 7, its command-line shell and scripting language for administrators.The software was once was limited to Windows but opened up to Linux (including arm64) and macOS three years ago.Steve Lee, principal software engineering manager, announced the software's availability in conjunction with a roadmap of future features.He said the next preview release will follow in accordance with the established monthly release cadence; preview 2 is expected mid-July.The full list of changes has been posted on GitHub, a recently purchased estate and code storage facility in the Microsoft empire.
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Recorded Future has a new major shareholder in the form of Insight Partners.In connection with the valued säkerhetsbolaget to 7.4 billion.”A good group”, says co-founder Staffan Truvé to Di Digital.the private Equity firm Insight Partners becomes clear the majority shareholder, and Recorded Future, founded in 2009, is valued at the entire 7.4 billion.We get more clarity and focus”, says technical director Staffan Truvé, who founded the company together with Christopher Ahlberg.It is we, the staff, and Insight Partners, which owns the company now.”
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That’s the way things go at software events that just happen to have a hardware announcement.At the same time, the iPad Pro needs to finally break out of its past and have a software platform that doesn’t constantly feel like it has one hand tied behind its back when you’re trying to do real work.If that wasn’t enough, Apple will also need to provide some updates on tvOS and watchOS.It helps with battery life on OLED screens, helps people believe they’re getting less sleep-killing light blasted into their eyes, and it just looks cool.At this point, I’d settle for Apple letting me place icons anywhere on the screen so that I can actually see my wallpaper.I think it’s unconscionable that Apple hasn’t found a way to do this yet (outside the limited education market) since it limits the iPad’s ability to be a truly shared family device.
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Most Star Wars fans have only dreamed of what it would be like to travel to that galaxy far, far away, and today, my dream became a reality.We walked up to a giant rock formation with a metal gate at the mouth of a cave reminiscent of the Resistance compound at the end of The Last Jedi.Not quite the space landing I had pictured when I would embark on my imaginary Star Wars adventures as a kid, but pretty darn baller nonetheless.For the first month, Disney required guests to make a special reservation to visit the new part of the theme park and reservations sold out within the first few days of going on sale.Except you wont find Batuu in any movie (it looks most like Jakku onscreen) because it's unique to Disney and combines elements of a bunch of different planets, including Tatooine and Jedha.I'm instructed to man the controls to rise up and down, all of which I'm seeing on screen in front of me, and then I get to pull the lever to thrust into light speed.
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Bose has revealed a new set of noise-cancelling headphones, the first of a three-product launch aiming to claw back the “traveler’s favorite” crown from upstart rivals like Sony.The new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are the first step of the trio, building on the well-esteemed tech inside the QuietComfort range, and integrating smart assistants and more.Two of those microphones combine with two others for beam-forming, to better isolate the wearer’s speech.That includes other conversations through to loud mechanical noises, like coffee grinders.As you’d expect, it all adjusts in real-time to the angle of your head and where the extraneous noise is coming from.At one extreme, for example, the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 do everything they can to silence the outside world; at the other, there’s full pass-through of external noise.
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This week, the Equity duo of Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm convened to get some quick hits in about Slack’s WORK, Luckin Coffee and Sam Altman’s departure from Y Combinator.They then dug a bit deeper into the money around food: DoorDash and Sun Basket both raised this week.And finally, TransferWise illustrates how not to IPO.In all of this, they considered a world without the word “unicorn” as it relates to billion-dollar valuations — before admitting they are probably responsible for a good amount of its use.Alex: So I think that the real unicorns now are companies that are growing, and are profitable, while also been worth over a billion dollars.And that makes them actually as rare as unicorn should be, in my view.
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Curiously, Dark Phoenix appears to borrow a certain degree of aesthetic inspiration from Brett Ratner’s unfortunate X-Men: The Last Stand, a film that really only paid lip service to the classic Dark Phoenix saga.Fox now has a second chance to tell Jean Grey’s iconic story, but a new Dark Phoenix clip makes it seem as if the studio might have looked at The Last Stand and said “Eh, it wasn’t that bad.Let’s try doing some of that again.”Following Jean’s return to Earth and the emergence of her new devastating powers, Charles Xavier and Magneto once again find themselves at ideological odds, this time over what they’re going to do about the young mutant who’s clearly become a threat that must be dealt with.In the scene, Xavier, Storm, Cyclops, and Nightcrawler confront Mags, a surprisingly defected Beast, and newcomers Selene (Kota Eberhard) and Red Lotus (Red Lotus).While the heroes are certain Jean can be saved, Magneto and the villains believe she should die.
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The REI Anniversary sale is in full swing, and with it, a ton of great discounts on outdoor gear.Backpacks, jackets, boots, tents, and just about anything else you need this summer is probably cheaper now than it will be after the Memorial Day sales come to an end.This goes for fitness electronics as well, of course.REI is currently dropping prices on Garmin Fenix and Suunto smartwatches before that warm weather hits.With fitness tracking, GPS, and smartphone connectivity, a solid wearable is one of the best companions outdoorsmen could wish for.While many folks choose to go with the Fitbit or Apple Watch when choosing a fitness smartwatch, those aren’t always the best fit for everyone.
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Heaven knows that the release of Windows 10 version 1903 couldn’t be any worse, but there’s every reason to wait and see.For almost everyone, the new features in version 1903, known to some as the May 2019 Update — Cortana banished, a few anemic phone extensions, newly spry response to a failed update — just aren’t worth the bother of installing and setting up an entirely new copy of Windows.It certainly isn’t worth thrusting yourself into the unpaid beta-tester pool at the earliest opportunity, while waiting for Microsoft to iron out its problems.Thus, for most Windows 10 users, it makes a whole lot of sense to wait and update to 1903 when you’re good and ready for it — not when Microsoft decides to push it on you.In this case, “Semi-Annual Channel” really means “wait an initial 60 days after the new version is released before applying the deferral” (explained in Step 3) — nothing more, nothing less.If you use Windows 10 Home
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A Huge Chinese Video App Is Charging People, Draining Their Batteries, And Exposing Data Without Their Knowledge – BuzzFeedWhat happened: London-based mobile security firm Upstream discovered major security issues on a Chinese video-downloads app, VidMate, that potentially affected users in Egypt, Brazil, Myanmar, and other countries.The app, which supports downloads from YouTube, WhatsApp, and other platforms, was originally developed by Alibaba’s subsidiary UCWeb.It is accused of displaying hidden ads, exposing user data, draining mobile data and battery life, and subscribing users to paid services without their knowledge.VidMate responded that it is investigating the claims, and that any suspicious behavior is due to third-party partners and software development kits.In 2018, VidMate was sold to a Guangzhou-based company; app representatives claim that despite an ongoing business relationship, VidMate is independent from UCWeb.
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Carl Mazur, a photographer in Utah, freaked out when he saw an ad for Rokinon camera lenses pop up on Facebook.Mazur had heard stories about the social network eavesdropping on conversations through the mics on smartphones in order to deliver more precisely targeted ads.Nonetheless, the conspiracy theory -- now more than four years old -- persists, with people sharing their experiences in YouTube videos, Medium posts and social media comments.The perception is so pronounced that Zuckerberg referenced it at Facebook's developers conference last month, saying his company didn't have "the strongest reputation on privacy, to put it lightly."That would make it less valuable to advertisers trying to sell to us and, over time, could affect its massive advertising revenue, which totaled $55 billion last year."If more users start to feel like they actually are being surveilled through audio, they'll change their behaviors," said Jennifer Grygiel, an assistant professor of communications at Syracuse University.
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SpaceX’s launch tonight is being performed for a very important client: itself.Yes, the Falcon 9 that will lift off at 7:30 PM Pacific time is loaded not with government or commercial payloads, but the first of SpaceX’s own Starlink orbital communications satellites.Weighing 500 pounds each, the 60 Starlink satellites add up to around 30,000 lbs of payload, considerably less than the Falcon 9’s upper limit of over 50,000 lbs.I wouldn’t have guessed they were quite as heavy as that — some communications satellites are small enough you could easily lift them with one hand, though others, like OneWeb’s and of course geosynchronous ones, are much larger.This launch is limited by volume, not mass.In addition, as SpaceX explains:
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It turns out that SpaceX is working on not one, but two Starships at the same time."SpaceX is doing simultaneous competing builds of Starship in Boca Chica Texas & Cape Canaveral Florida," SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet Tuesday.Musk then answered a few questions on Twitter, saying that the competition will help SpaceX figure out which location is better for building -- and that the answer might be both.SpaceX didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Twitter has revealed its latest efforts to improve the overall environment on the microblogging platform through its policing methods.Twitter published its latest Transparency Report, in which it revealed it had suspended 166,513 accounts for the promotion of terrorism.The efforts to improve the Twitter environment comes after the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, admitted last month he wanted move the platform “away from outrage and mob behaviour and towards productive, healthy conversation.”And in its latest transparency report, the firm revealed its efforts in this report during the last six month of 2018, between July and December 2018.Twitter has been releasing Transparency reports ever since 2012.“During this reporting period, Twitter suspended 166,513 unique accounts for violations related to promotion of terrorism,” Twitter said.
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An international study involving researchers from the University of Granada (UGR), Spain, and the University of Krakow (Poland) has found that Spain's current regulations on light pollution are inadequate, as they fail to take into account all the necessary factors--including the key factor of human vision itself.In an article published in LEUKOS, the high-impact US Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society, the scientists call on the government and regulatory bodies to use white rather than yellow light to illuminate areas that require special protection from light pollution (for example, those close to scientific observatories or nature parks).In their study, the researchers propose a change in the current paradigm, to approach the fight against light pollution "from a much broader and more holistic perspective."Its effects on public health, the equilibrium of ecosystems, and observational astronomy, to name but a few areas, have led governments worldwide to pass laws to minimize it.In simple terms, light pollution is caused by artificial night lighting that provides more light than is strictly necessary (over-illumination) or that is misdirected to somewhere it is not wanted or needed.Examples of the latter include the outdoor lighting that can trespass into homes, potentially altering people's circadian rhythms, or the typical spherical street lamps that cast light skyward, where it is of little use and can adversely affect certain ecosystems and activities such as astronomical observation.
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Existing approaches to blocking malicious advertising aren’t working — at least according to digital ad veteran Seth Demsey.That should resonate with anyone who’s ever encountered an ad that immediately redirected them to a website filled with annoying gift card offers.And it’s the issue that the startup Demsey co-founded, clean.io, is working to address.Today, the company is unveiling the new clean.io name (a rebrand from its old moniker of Clean Creative), and also announcing that it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding from Real Ventures.“When you think about what we’re really dealing with, forget media, forget ads — we’re dealing with the beautiful openness of the web,” Demsey said.“That allows you to compose different elements from different people on the page, but that power of composition also opens the door to abuse.”
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