Willie Edwards

Willie Edwards

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Also read: 7 easy passive income ideas to make money while you sleepThere’s a whole subculture of people trying to work out how to make money from the web.In this regard, marketers are actually a little more like door-to-door salespersons, except that instead of going door-to-door, you instead have a window to the entire population (the internet, in case that wasn’t clear).Therefore, the value comes from the informational deficit and the value proposition lies in the way in which your information can improve the life of the reader.That said, there is benefit in choosing something more niche such as the Java example, as this reduces the competition and presents some more obvious marketing opportunities, such as programming forums.Usually, that will be someone relatively young and fairly tech-savvy.
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You can tell a lot about a service by what it prioritizes on its home screen.With the new Disney + service the focus is initially organized by fan base, with different silos for the company’s various studios and the fans that follow them.As the company gets the service off the ground — and casts about for content to stuff it with — curation is increasingly important.I spent some time reviewing the app and its features at the D23 expo and it seems the emphasis of quality over quantity in content didn’t necessarily extend to the app itself.While there’s going to be a rich content library of old and new titles — Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars classics and a mix of Fox content (chiefly “The Simpsons”) featured prominently on the home screen — other content is going to be a little bit more difficult to find.Navigation over to the sidebar is required to find the new Disney+ original series (including the acquisitions like the “Diary of a Female President” series that Disney ordered earlier in the year.
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Photographs, Susan Sontag once famously wrote, “fiddle with the scale of the world.” They tell us only a distortion.John MacDougall’s portrait-style capture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson—taken during a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday, where intense talks of Brexit continued—works a bit like a portal.It flirts with memory, tests knowledge.There are those that carry a density of self, images of such presence and posture that the viewer adds very little to their overall import.They’re plain but deceptively layered configurations; that is, they help us to see more than what we see before us.Instead, they welcome additional narratives, pyramid-like, one atop another.
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the Cost of cleaning up after the nuclear disaster in japan could reach upwards of $ 7000 billion, according to a report by the Japan Center for Economic Research, the writing, the SR Vetenskapsradion.the effort has proven more complicated than previously thought and is likely to continue for more than 60 years of age.the Cheapest way would be, according to the think-tank, to be drained out of the damaged reactors at the giant betongsarkofag, and then buys all the land in the closed zone.on the Field, that is, for a very long time, would be uninhabitable for the next, that is twice as large as that of the municipality.the Earthquake happened in 2011, and led to the worst nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine in 1986.
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1893 lät Fridtjof Nansen sitt fartyg frysa fast, med målet att strömmarna skulle föra isen till nordpolen.Nu ska den största polarexpedition någonsin upprepa konceptet.Efter expeditionerna kring och på Grönland på 1880-talet tänkte Norges upptäcktsresande Fridtjof Nansen ta sig an det optimala målet – nordpolen.Hans tanke var att låta sitt träfartyg Fram frysa fast i isen för att sedan flyta med strömmarna till slutpunkten.Idén baserades på en vetenskaplig artikel i Morgenbladet om en traspolär ström, en teori som utgick från upphittat vrakgods.Nansens polarexpedition färdades öster om Nordostpassagen längs Sibiriens kust, och den 22 september 1893 frös Fram fast i isen.
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To protect Kazakhstan citizens from having their online communications intercepted by their government, Google and Mozilla have blocked the root CA (Certificate Authority), Qaznet Trust Network, from Chrome and Firefox.The move comes after Kazakh internet service providers (ISPs) began instructing customers to install the government-issued “Security Certificate” on their devices to access the internet.Once installed, the certificate allows Man in the Middle (MITM) attacks on HTTPS connections, which enables decryption of user messages, posts, photos, passwords, transactions, and anything else typed.Browsers depend on digital certificates installed on a user’s computer or mobile device when establishing a secure connection.In addition, the certificate will be added to a blocklist in the Chromium source code and thus should be included in other Chromium based browsers in due course.”“To protect our users, Firefox, together with Chrome, will block the use of the Kazakhstan root CA certificate.
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From Big Blue, an addition to the Power9 family, dubbed a "bandwidth beast," and from Chipzilla, a Nervana neural-network processor code-named Spring Crest.It revealed the latest and final design for its Power9 family, the Advanced IO or AIO, due out in 2020.This 14nm part will have up to 24 SMT4 cores, and has a max sustained system memory bandwidth of 650GB/s, according to Big Blue.You can see how it compares to its Power9 siblings below, in a slide from IBM's Hot Chips presentation – click to enlarge any picture.The load-to-use latency for Centaur is roughly 10ns higher than that of normal DDR DRAM, or 5 to 10ns with RDIMMs and about 4ns with LRDIMMs when using an OMI-to-DDR4 controller, Big Blue reckons.Finally, here's how OpenCAPI 4, supported by the P9 AOI, shapes up.
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We can all agree rush hour is pretty miserable, but this past April, commuters in Mexico City got a bit of a reprieve: the ability to order Whoppers to their cars.They had to identify traffic hot spots and restaurants, and what combination would enable 30-minute deliveries.The voice-activated menu simplified orders not only because consumers were driving, but also because voice assistants had to speak Spanish.NEW BALANCE, RUNNING APPAREL, VMLY, KANSAS CITYRunners love to crush a beer after crushing a personal best.“More than a pub, the Runaway became a hub for runners,” says Jason Xenopoulos, VMLY's CEO, New York, and CCO, North America.
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Some Nest security camera users are unhappy about an update that's rolling out to their devices.Google sent emails this week notifying people that the LED light on their cameras (Nest Cam, Dropcam and Nest Hello) can no longer be turned off when the camera is on and recording.Google says the change, which was first announced in May, is for privacy reasons.Previously owners had the option to turn the light on or off when capturing or watching video.Now, the light will blink.On the forum, folks are complaining that having the light on and blinking while its recording could potentially signal to thieves when they're being watched, and when they're not.
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A couple of weeks ago that involved more sophisticated security tools.Today, it was the admins’ turn to get a couple of new tools that help make it easier to manage Slack in larger settings.For starters, Slack has created an Announcements channel as a way send a message to the entire organization.It would typically be used to communicate about administrative matters like changes in HR policy or software updates.The Announcements channel allows admins to limit who can send messages, and who can respond, so the channels stay clean and limit chatter.Illan Frank, director of product for enterprise at Slack, says that companies have been demanding this ability because they need a clean channel with reliable information from a trusted source.
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Google announced today that you can use the fingerprint sensor to sign in to some of its services when you’re using Chrome for Android.The company said this functionality is available for all Pixel users today, and will be rolling out to all using Android 7 or above in coming days.At the moment, you can go to passwords.google.com and test out this feature to view and edit your passwords.The company said it’ll soon enable more Google and Google cloud services that allow this authentication method.The search giant said this feature is built by using FIDO2 standards, W3C WebAuthn, and FIDO CTAP.That makes it more secure than using native Android biometric APIs.
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a Free, automated accounting for small businesses.With this slogan, launched the Bokio of its service in 2015.”We're growing faster now than they were a year ago,” says the company's ceo and co-founder of the Viktor Stensson.He was only 24 years old and a student at the stockholm school of Economics in Gothenburg, sweden, where he co-founded the Bokio together with the three partners.for more information, see Bokio to fill in the checkout – I want to be the ”global standard” for a free of charge accounts.since Then, the company has received approximately sek 30 million in venture capital funding from a number of well-known investors.
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Five years ago, Stanford postdoctoral scholar Momchil Minkov encountered a puzzle that he was impatient to solve.But Minkov wanted a device that also traps both colors of light, a complex feat that could vastly improve the efficiency of this light-changing process - and he wanted it to be microscopic.In order to prove the near-impossible was still possible, Minkov and Shanhui Fan, professor of electrical engineering at Stanford, developed guidelines for creating a crystal structure with an unconventional two-part form.A recipe for confining lightAnyone who's encountered a green laser pointer has seen nonlinear optics in action.(Green laser light is easier for people to see but components to make green-only lasers are less common.)
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Google has updated its Image Search tab with a new design that enables users to easily compare images.Unlike the previous design, which was somewhat slow and opened a large info box around the image directly in search, the new design opens the image in a static sidebar that remains in place while the rest of the image search results are scrollable.The new design has been introduced on Google Images on desktop.The primary change is the large side panel that remains in place when users scroll through the rest of the search results.The side panel shows the image, the page it comes from, and the rest of the Google Images features, including the share, bookmark, and collection buttons.Users can scroll down in the side panel independently of the image search results in order to see other images similar to the one that was selected.
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A new report by Vice reveals yet another marketing tactic by Grubhub that attempts to maximize the commission fees it can charge to restaurants when customers order through the service.Yelp, a Grubhub partner, quietly hides a Grubhub-affiliated phone number when you choose to call a business from the Yelp app.(Disclaimer: my parents own a restaurant and are listed on Grubhub and Yelp.)According to Vice, a Yelp listing for a restaurant shows the correct phone number for the business.Instead, a different number is used so that Grubhub could track it as a “marketing” call, giving the company the ability to bill restaurants upwards of 30 percent commission instead of fees as low as 3 percent.The report comes after a June investigation by New Food Economy found that Grubhub had been creating tens of thousands of dummy websites that list unaffiliated contact information about restaurants.
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Ever since announcing Pokemon Sword and Shield, Nintendo and Game Freak have been trickle-releasing new information about the games.We’re about to get our next morsel of information, as The Pokemon Company is teasing an announcement for later this week.We don’t know what’s going to be announced, but we don’t have much longer to wait before all is revealed.On Twitter today, The Pokemon Company announced what it calls a “Galar Research Update.” The company says that more information on Sword and Shield will be landing on August 7th at 6:00 AM PDT.Whether this will be a Direct-style presentation, a press release, or even simply a Twitter post is still up in the air.Show of hands, Trainers: Who’s ready for more information on PokemonSwordShield?
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Indifi, a Gurgaon-based startup that offers loans to small and medium-sized businesses and also operates an online lending marketplace, has raised 1,450 million Indian rupees ($20.4 million) in a new financing round to expand its business in the country.The Series C round for the four-year-old startup was led by CDC Group, a UK-government-owned VC fund.Existing investors Accel, Elevar Equity, Omidyar Networks, and Flourish Ventures also participated in the round, the startup announced on Tuesday (Indian Standard Time).Indifi, which has raised about $34 million in venture capital to date, has also relied on debt to grow and finance loans on its platform.Currently, it’s in about $21 million in debt, Alok Mittal, cofounder and managing director of Indifi, told TechCrunch in an interview.Indifi, which itself finances some loans, additionally also serves as a marketplace for banks and non-banking financial companies to participate in funding loans to small and medium-sized enterprises, said Mittal.
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August is an advantageous time to invest in a new laptop, as the summer savings seasons gradually gives way to back-to-school bargains across the consumer tech industry.Digital Trends has declared Dell to be our favorite laptop brand, and its XPS series of notebooks and convertible laptops is especially noteworthy.Now, as summer slowly winds down, you can get a Dell XPS 13 laptop for just $1,000 , or a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 laptop for just $1,400 , with savings of up to $200 and $310, respectively.The impossibly thin InfinityEdge bezel maximizes your screen size, and the top bezel includes the world’s smallest webcam at just 2.25mm, complete with a four-element lens to deliver sharp video in all areas of the frame.On the inside, the Dell XPS 13 is flush with features that solidify its spot as a best-in-class laptop.Eighth-generation Intel Quad Core processors pair with the Windows 10 Home operating system to give the XPS 13 premium performance, and the proprietary Dell Power Manager allows you to customize acoustics, temperature, and performance with three preference-based modes.
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This article originally appeared on Windows Central and has been inducted into our Back to School guideThe latest Surface Pro is a stunning Windows 10 device.It's one of the best tablets you can buy right now running Microsoft's OS.Surface Book 2 is pretty much the ultimate Windows 10 PC.It's an excellent notebook and tablet, depending on your needs.There's even the option for a dedicated GPU, and yes you can even game on it.
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory is training next-generation cameras called dynamic vision sensors, or DVS, to interpret live information--a capability that has applications in robotics and could improve autonomous vehicle sensing.Unlike a traditional digital camera that records large amounts of information in frames, a DVS transmits per-pixel changes in light intensity.The resulting image shows movement on the pixel level.The ORNL team is using an additive manufacturing technique called electron beam melting to build innovative tungsten fusion components with complex, unique geometries that can't be made through traditional manufacturing."The electron beam allows us to better control the heat distribution as tungsten is printed layer by layer," said ORNL's Betsy Ellis who led the initial experiments.[Contact: Sara Shoemaker, (865) 576-9219; [email protected]]
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YouTube offers two types of channels: A personal account and a Brand Account.While you can create a channel from the YouTube app on your mobile phone, the process works better from a desktop or laptop computer.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.YouTube offers two channel options - a personal YouTube channel and a Brand Account.How to create a YouTube channel for personal useYou might choose a personal YouTube channel if you just want the option to comment on videos or post your own.
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The first step to stopping the issue is to figure out why it's happening in the first place.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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It isn’t controversial to say that the Nintendo 64 was home to some excellent games, specifically a few really good shooters.It’s been revealed that one of those shooters – Turok 2: Seeds of Evil – will be heading to the Nintendo Switch next month.If you’d like to take a walk down a memory lane that’s filled with dinosaurs and over-the-top weapons, then you’ll soon have your chance.Nightdive Studios has revealed that Turok 2: Seeds of Evil will be landing on Nintendo Switch on August 9th.Nightdive is the studio behind the relatively recent PC remasters of both Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2, which were pretty well received upon release.The version of Turok 2 will indeed be the remaster, so you’ll be able to look forward to various improvements for modern platforms.
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I need the weight of blankets to fall asleep, but I often wake up sweaty in the middle of the night.The BlanQuil Chill Cooling Weighted Blanket has allowed me to strike a balance and sleep comfortably.The BlanQuil Chill uses eco-friendly glass micro-beads for weight and cutting-edge cooling fabric that absorbs body heat.At $229.95, the price may seem steep, but it solves such a unique problem that I found it to be worth it.The weight and warmth helps me settle in, so I started looking into weighted blankets to see if I could mimic that feeling without all the bulk.My editor gave me the chance to try this cool-to-the-touch weighted blanket from BlanQuil, and now I can't sleep without it.
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It began with a simple question: “So, what if you could type directly from your brain?”That was something Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerburg asked on stage during the company’s annual F8 conference back in 2017.Since then, Facebook has been funding research into a brain-computer interface (BCI) that it could use in augmented reality wearables, like its long-talked about AR glasses.Looks like the mind-reading interface could be one step closer to reality with Facebook releasing the first significant update on the project, with researchers now able to “decode a small set of full, spoken words and phrases from activity in real time”.This breakthrough, published in the journal Nature Communications, came about via an algorithm that was able to read the thoughts of participants suffering from brain injuries.When the project was first announced in 2017, the goal was to “decode silent speech”.
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If you need to check your version of Windows, you can find out by typing "winver" in the Start menu search box.Depending upon which version of Windows you have, you might also be able to open a window that displays additional information.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Do you know which version of Windows you're running?You might also need to know if it's time to upgrade.Microsoft generally supports each version of its operating system for about ten years, and "extended support" for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020.
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If your car supports Android Auto, you’ll start to see the new design “over the next few weeks.”In March 2015, Google launched Android Auto, a mobile app that mirrors features from your Android device to your car’s in-dash entertainment head unit.Google showed off the redesigned Android Auto in May, a day before its I/O 2019 developer conference.In May, Google said Android Auto’s new interface is meant to “help you get on the road faster, show more useful information at a glance, and simplify common tasks while driving.” This is most apparent when you start your car, as Android Auto continues playing your media and shows your navigation app of choice.If you already have a route queued up on your phone, Android Auto will automatically populate the directions and begin routing.The bottom left button opens the app launcher, where you’ll find your most commonly used apps featured in the top row.
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Alibaba broadened its merchant services and tools in an effort to improve fulfillment efficiency, it announced at the E-commerce Development and Innovation Summit in Hangzhou yesterday.The company’s customer experience business unit said that it had opened its service operating system to merchants and launched an upgraded version of its Fulfillment by Tmall 2.0 (FBT) service platform.Why it matters: The launch of the upgraded FBT solution is another move in the ongoing retail battle between Chinese tech giants Alibaba and Tencent.Alibaba sees the commercial operating system as a key driver in the digitization process, shifting its platforms closer to realizing founder Jack Ma’s concept of new retail, or the integration of online and offline commerce.Merchants that integrate their operations with the FBT gain access to a range of tools.They are able to view, for example, visual maps of process data to identify sales spikes, as well as set up early warning and active service systems to help to identify supply chain issues for faster resolution.
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Research states that listening to music while working out helps burn more calories as you tend to move harder, better, stronger, and faster.While over-the-ear headphones provide top-flight sound quality, they aren’t very easy to carry and move with.True wireless earbuds prove to be a better choice as they provide you with the comfort and freedom to move around untethered from your phone.Walmart currently has a deal on the Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Earbuds that lets you in on a 20% discount.With impressive battery life, incredible audio sound quality, and good bass response, it makes an attractive pick for those who have had their fill of wires.Bose engineered the nozzle of the ear tips to spread contact evenly around the inside of your ear, while the fin conforms naturally to the shape of the upper ridge of your ear.
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TNW recently reported the US Federal Trade Commision (FTC) had passed down a rather friendly little fine to Equifax – just $700 million dollars for exposing the private financial data of more than half of all US citizens.We also mentioned that Equifax was going to be shelling out checks to those affected and today’s the day you can file your claim.Equifax dropped the ball in the summer of 2017 when as many as 147 million people were put at risk for identity theft after a preventable breach exposed their private data.Amazingly, the company’s CEO just said screw it and quit – walking away with a gigantic payout in the form of a $15M golden parachute.The new CEO wasn’t any better, he apparently took the job with next to no understanding of what caused the breach or how customers were affected.We couldn’t help but wonder how the company was legally allowed to continue conducting business.
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