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NordVPN and Troy Hunt have entered into a new strategic partnership as Hunt plans to open source HaveIBeenPwned's code base.
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Illustration by Alex Castro Alphabet and Google employees are trained to avoid using certain words and phrases in internal communications and “assume every document will become public,” according to a new report from The Markup. But Google says the practice, which it describes as standard compliance training, has been in effect for years. A document titled “Five Rules of Thumb for Written Communications” states that “Words matter. Especially in antitrust law,” according to The Markup. Employees across the company, including engineers, salespeople, interns, vendors, contractors, and temp workers, are encouraged to avoid the terms “market,” “barriers to entry,” and “network effects” (the latter being a reference to how a social network gains value the more users it... Continue reading…
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Here’s how the SaaS industry is adapting to the demands of an increasingly mobile-driven market.
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SpaceX’s plans to build a reusable rocket capable of landing on the Moon and Mars has taken a major leap forward.
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At its Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung revealed a lot of good stuff. But we’re here talk about two things: the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live. In case that’s not clear, we’re talking about a smartwatch and a pair of true wireless headphones. Without further ado, let’s get into it. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 We learnt quite a lot about the company’s smartwatch when its firmware leaked at the end of June, but now, well, we know more, motherfuckers. First off, yeah, this is the second Samsung Galaxy Watch, as the company decided to skip the number two. But,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung
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The former president begins his 1963 civil rights address with: "Wubba Lubba dub dub."
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In the mood for an arthouse film? These Criterion Channel movies are sure to challenge your heart and mind.
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Once you see it, you can't unsee the veggie version of the famous basketball player Larry Bird.
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Inception landed on Amazon Prime Video this weekend, and it makes for a hell of a rewatch.
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Convincing new Netflix phishing campaign hides behind CAPTCHA wall so as not to arouse suspicion.
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Image: Genderify Some tech companies make a splash when they launch, others seem to bellyflop. Genderify, a new service that promises to identify someone’s gender by analyzing their name, email address, or username with the help AI, looks firmly to be in the latter camp. The company launched on Product Hunt last week, but has picked up a lot of attention on social media recently as users discovered biases and inaccuracies in its algorithms. Type the name “Meghan Smith” into Genderify, for example, and the service offers the assessment: “Male: 39.60%, Female: 60.40%.” Change that name to “Dr. Meghan Smith,” however, and the assessment changes to: “Male: 75.90%, Female: 24.10%.” Other names prefixed with “Dr” produce similar results, and other inputs seem... Continue reading…
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(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed an intelligent power electronic inverter platform that can connect locally sited energy resources such as solar panels, energy storage and electric vehicles and smoothly interact with the utility power grid.
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Save on ThinkPad laptops, Yoga convertibles and a budget Legion gaming laptop.
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Huawei HiSilicon recently announced that it now has a non-smart TV chip. This chip can receive analog TV signals and support external HDMI, VGA, CVBS. ... The post Huawei HiSilicon launches a non-smart TV chip with Lite OS appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Astronomers are thrilled with the latest image captured by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope. The image is the first-ever taken of a Sun-like star that has a pair of giant exoplanets in orbit around it. Images of systems that have multiple planets are exceedingly rare and this particular image, seen below, is the first to ever directly observed … Continue reading
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Amazon hasn't revealed any major new Alexa-powered hardware this year, but today's Alexa Live developer conference gives insights into its voice-centric priorities moving forward.
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It’s time to throw out the old Moore’s Law metric
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Alt text on Instagram is the description that identifies the content of an image and allows screen readers to describe your photos to blind or visually impaired users.  Instagram uses object recognition technology to automatically describe your posts to visually impaired users.  You can also manually add alt text to Instagram photos blind and visually impaired users get more accurate information from their screen reader.   To add alt text to your Instagram photos, use the "Advanced Settings" link after you choose a filter when creating a post.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In recent years, the social photo platform Instagram has become more friendly to blind and visually impaired users through the alt text feature. Alt text is a short text description of a photo that's read aloud by a screen reading program. This text is an essential way for the visually impaired to get the clearest image of internet photos, which is why you should add alt text to photos you post on Instagram. Instagram automatically creates alt text for your Instagram posts through object recognition technology. This determines what's in your photo and passes that on to screen readers. But automatic alt text is highly inaccurate. It doesn't understand the most important part of the photo and lacks the context to explain why you posted a particular photo.  If you manually enter your own alt text when you post a photo to Instagram, your post can be understood and appreciated by the largest possible audience.  Here's how to write and include alt text with your Instagram posts.  Check out the products mentioned in this article: iPhone 11 (From $699.99 at Apple) Samsung Galaxy S10 (From $699.99 at Walmart) How to write good alt text on Instagram Remember that your alt text is describing the photo to someone who may not be able to see the photo, or who has trouble seeing its details. Here are some things to keep in mind: Briefly describe the most important aspect of the photo. Be specific. Don't begin with a phrase like "Picture of…" or "Photo of…" Just describe the scene.  Try to limit your description to fewer than 100 characters including spaces.   How to add alt text when you create an Instagram post 1. Using the Instagram app on your phone, start to create a post in the usual way.  2. After you select a photo and choose your filter, tap "Next." 3. On the screen in which you add the caption, tag people, and add a location, tap "Advanced 4. Settings" at the bottom, below the option to connect to other social networking sites.  4. In the Accessibility section of the Advanced Settings page, tap "Write Alt Text." 5. Write a short description of the photo and then tap "Done"  6. Finish posting your photo in the usual way.  How to add alt text to an existing Instagram post You may go back to existing posts and add alt text.  1. Using the Instagram app on your phone, tap an Instagram post.  2. Tap the three-dot menu next to your photo. 3. Choose "Edit" in the pop-up menu. 4. If the hashtag menu obscures the photo, tap a different part of the caption to make it go away.  5. In the lower right corner of the photo, tap "Edit Alt Text." 6. Write a short description of the photo.  7. Select "Done" and then tap "Done" again to save your post.  Related coverage from Tech Reference: What is alt text? How to use the page element for images to improve your website's accessibility and search ranking How to add alt text to images on Twitter so that they can be read with screen readers How to view, add, or edit alt text on an image in Microsoft Word to help users with screen readers How to see who has viewed your Instagram video in 2 ways How to delete an Instagram post permanently or archive it to be restored later SEE ALSO: I tested the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus for 2 months, and it made me question everything about my 'iPhone or nothing' mentality Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid
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Rapid analysis shows this event is hard to explain without climate change.
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It's easy to print a PowerPoint presentation with notes so that you can reference talking points or so that your audience can follow every detail.  To print a PowerPoint slide presentation with notes, all you have to do is change the print settings to include presentation notes.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. PowerPoint, the presentation program from Microsoft, offers a plethora of features that can help you make the best presentation possible. One of these features is the ability to print your PowerPoint presentations with speaker notes. This feature could be incredibly useful in business settings, especially if you are giving a very detailed presentation and you want to give your audience the ability to follow along easily.  It can also be useful to help you rehearse your presentation, or keep you organized when you're giving it. It's simple to print your PowerPoint slides with notes. All you have to do is change one setting in the "Print" menu. It's a little different if you use a Mac instead of a PC, but the two processes are very similar.  Check out the products mentioned in this article: Microsoft Office (From $149.99 at Best Buy) Apple Macbook Pro (From $1,299.00 at Apple) Acer Chromebook 15 (From $179.99 at Walmart) How to print PowerPoint with notes on a PC 1. With PowerPoint open on your PC, click "File" in the top left corner. 2. In the sidebar of the "File" menu, click "Print." 3. On the "Print" menu, under "Settings", click the dropdown menu that allows you to choose how to print the slides. Click "Full Page Slides," which will reveal a dropdown menu. 4. From the dropdown menu, select "Notes Pages." 5. Then, select "Print."  How to print PowerPoint with notes on a Mac 1. With PowerPoint open on your Mac, click "File" in the top left corner. 2. In the pop-up print menu, click "Show Details." 3. In the "Layout" box, click "Notes" to add the presentation notes. 4. Make sure all your other settings are configured as you want them. 5. Then, select "Print."   Related coverage from Tech Reference: How to change and format the background of your PowerPoint slides to custom designs How to convert a PowerPoint to Google Slides in two different ways How to make a PowerPoint presentation into a video, so that it plays automatically without you having to click through each slide How to add music to a PowerPoint slideshow to make your presentation more engaging How to download and access Microsoft PowerPoint on your Mac computer SEE ALSO: The best USB-C hubs Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quickly
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Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will put on a show.
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It hasn’t even been a full month since The Last of Us Part 2 came out and set the console gaming community on fire with its controversial story – but Sony is already back with another first-party exclusive to cap off this console generation. Yes, it’s up to Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima to be the actual last big Sony-published PlayStation 4-exclusive, before we move on to the PlayStation 5 era later this year. And coming hot off the heels of TLOU2, that’s no minor task. Ghost of Tsushima is an open-world action adventure set in medieval Japan. You take on… This story continues at The Next Web
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It's not Tesla-level autopilot, but that's the whole point
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Two-month-old TiinTiin wants to offer not only used cars but also motorcycles and more this year.
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The short answer is "Plume," which in turn means that Plume now has partnerships with the first- and second-largest ISPs in the United States, as well as the first- and second-largest in Canada—and also with the National Cable Television Collective (NCTC), a membership organization comprising several hundred independent US cable companies.Earlier this month, we covered the announcement of a Plume partnership with J:COM, Japan's largest ISP.In that coverage, we referenced tighter integration into ISPs' existing infrastructure than better-known mesh alternatives such as Eero, Google (now Nest) Wi-Fi, or Orbi can provide.It’s all about the cloudFrom its infancy, Plume has insisted that its cloud optimizer is the magic sauce that makes its little pods great.The optimizer determines which topologies and which uses of Wi-Fi channels are optimal to support each customer's client devices in that customer's specific environment.
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Over the past couple of weeks, Facebook users on iOS have reported a concerning issue: the company’s mobile app triggering the iPhone’s rear camera, which was noticed operating in the background.Multiple users have been able to replicate this phenomenon, spurring privacy concerns and raising questions over the cause of this unusual behavior.Facebook has responded, saying the camera app activation is the result of a bug.The issue is a bit tricky to explain but easy to spot on video: simply put, users noticed that when exiting media and/or switching from landscape to portrait mode, the Facebook app experienced an issue that caused it to be slightly offset on the phone’s screen.Facebook app on iOS 13.2.2 opens my phone’s rear camera when I open a profile photo swipe down to return (look at the little slit on the left of the video).Visible on the left side of the app — in the space left visible by the offset — was the phone’s camera app with a live view of the user’s surroundings.
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Every year, Web Summit attracts celebrities from all over the world.This time, one of them was Ronaldinho, one of the greatest soccer football players of all time.Ronaldinho was promoting Teqball, a sort of mashup of football and table tennis played on a curved table.While I would love to spend this week’s column writing about how much fun my friends and I would have if we played Teqball all weekend, that’s not what stood out to me.And you have limited lives — just like a typical mobile game.Teqball IT director László Bárdy told me that Sqiller uses an AI model running on the iPhone’s Core ML.
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You might not find cutting edge graphics cards and processors in all our choices for the best laptops for students.Don’t forget to take a look at the best Black Friday laptop deals of 2019 to score some fantastic deals, some of which have already arrived.What you need to know about Black Friday 2019The Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals period has always been a good time of year to pick up a great laptop.Usually the big retailers will have plenty of laptop offers but generally speaking they'll mostly be in the 'cheap' or 'midrange' categories.The best laptop for most college students
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Facebook just recently announced its line of video chat devices, which includes the highly anticipated Portal.The Alexa-enabled Portal is a smart home display that allows you to make video calls and much more completely hands-free, and just ahead of Black Friday, the social network is offering a fantastic discount.Starting now through November 12, you can apply the coupon code PORTAL110 at checkout to save a whopping $110 on the Portal device.The 10.1-inch smart home display is part of Facebook's mission to improve video calling by making it completely hands and distraction-free.The Portal features a smart camera that pans, zooms, and widens automatically, so you can move and talk freely while always staying in frame.The Portal also includes smart sound technology that enhances voices while minimizing unwanted background noise.
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