Set up stress

This post on AVC describes a common situation: technical problems when setting up a presentation. Different computers and different screens (dimensions, operating systems, resolutions, cables, plugs) make it unpredictable what happens when you connect the 2.This a particular problem in marathon meetings, where a large number of presenters show up one after the other. It is a time waste for the audience and a concentration breaker for the presenter.The solution in the post was an interesting one:...
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The World's Smartest Plants, Atomic Clocks, and Whale Poop: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s the final stretch of 2018, folks, and here at Gizmodo we’re still working hard to end this year with a bang. In the past week, we’ve covered everything from which plants are cleverer than others and NASA’s InSight lander to just how screwed up Robin Hood’s version of medieval history is and the annual White House…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Space, Science, Technology, Review, Video Games, Horror, White House, Time, Robin Hood, Christmas, Painting, History, Nasa, Malware

WhatsApp Faces Misinformation Problem in Nigeria, Reports Say

Fake news is being spread on WhatsApp in some of Africa's most populous countries, according to two new reports, raising concerns over coming elections in Nigeria. From a report: Photoshopped images and false claims about politicians have been circulating on the Facebook-owned messaging service in Nigeria, which holds election in February next year, according to a report from The Poynter Institute on Friday. Many of the false claims are in local languages and exploit ethnic friction. One set of ...
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Camera Gear: The Travel Cameras and Accessories to Buy

Updated: 12/2/2018 | December 2nd, 2018 Today, professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe, continues his five-part series on taking better travel photos. Many of you are looking to improve your travel photography so Laurence is here to help us do just that. In this post, Laurence goes in-depth on how to pick the perfect travel camera and gear for your trip. There is a belief that better photography gear will equate to better photographs. While this is certainly the case in...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Photography, Travel Gear, Sony, Panasonic, Travel Photography, Nikon, Dslr, Mirrorless, National Geographic, Canon, Travel Photos, Don, Vanguard

Italian Bioengineer Develops 3D-Printed Vegan Steak From Plant-Based Proteins

Italian bioengineer Giuseppe Scionti from Spanish startup Novameat has invented the "world's first" 3D-printed meat-free steak made from vegetable proteins, which mimics the texture of beef. From a report: Vegan ingredients such as rice, peas and seaweed, which provide the amino acids needed for a healthy diet, are turned into a food paste that is 3D-printed to form a raw, steak-like substance. Despite an abundance of meat-free products already on the market that taste similar to animal meats, S...
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Amazon's Experiment in Getting Rid of Cashiers Said to Expand to Larger Test Stores

E-commerce titan Amazon—not exactly known as a place that appreciates having to deal with human employees, and that in fact would seem to rather replace many of them with nightmarish robotic jellyfish—is reportedly expanding its tests of cashier-less stores to include larger retail environments, the Wall Street…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Labor, Whole Foods, Automation, Robots, Retail, E Commerce, Cashier Free Stores

The ferry that sails itself

Sensors and cameras help this ferry in Finland navigate independently and it can even dock itself.
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The ferry using Rolls-Royce technology that sails itself

Sensors and cameras help this ferry in Finland navigate independently and it can even dock itself.
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How To Make A Great Proposal To Attract Customers

A great proposal is the key to winning over potential clients. The competition is fierce these days so it’s imperative that you cover every angle and aspect of your pitch. When you construct a solid proposal, you’ll stand out compared to your competition which is awesome when it comes to build a customer base. The one who crosses the finish line first is usually the one with the most creative and unique proposal.  Be fearless and thorough in your attempt to win over potential clients and illust...
Tags: Google, Social Media, Blogging, Make Money Online, Facebook Twitter, Social Proof Presentation

How cheap labor drives China’s AI ambitions

The ability to tag image data may be China’s true AI strength, the only one that the United States may not be able to match. In China, this new industry offers a glimpse of a future that the government has long promised: an economy built on technology rather than manufacturing.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, China, United States

Samson, Goliath, and some fish out of water in Belfast

They came from Silicon Valley and the home of the Bills Mafia, East Texas and the city where Giannis goes to work, the reed covered lodge by the little water place to the home state of Jed Bartlett, Brooklyn and a city Springfield elementary cancelled a trip to, all on the same Odyssey yet sort of on two separate ones…it’s a little confusing but we’ll clear it up. Emmet Ryan went to the SSE Arena to see 8 schools compete across two brackets in the 2018 Hall of Fame Belfast Classic The 7.35am to...
Tags: Google, Europe, Dane, Texas, London, Sweden, Milwaukee, US, America, San Francisco, Sport, Turkey, Features, Brooklyn, United States, Ireland

Twitter User Hacks 50,000 Printers To Tell People To Subscribe To a YouTube Channel

An anonymous reader writes: A Twitter user using the pseudonym of @TheHackerGiraffe has hacked over 50,000 printers to print out flyers telling people to subscribe to PewDiePie's YouTube channel. The message the printers received was a simple one. It urged people to subscribe to PewDiePie's YouTube channel in order for PewDiePie -- a famous YouTuber from Sweden, real name Felix Kjellberg -- to keep the crown of most subscribed to YouTube channel. If this sounds ...odd... it's because over the pa...
Tags: Sweden, Youtube, Tech, Pewdiepie, YouTube Channel, Felix Kjellberg

Prison Inmates Catfished $560,000 Out of Military Service Members in Sextortion Scam, NCIS Says

Hundreds of military service members reportedly got caught up in a sextortion scam run by prison inmates using cellphones, according to a release issued by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). From a report: Military agents from multiple criminal investigation groups have served summons and issued warrants for arrests related to the scheme. According to the NCIS, South Carolina and North Carolina prison inmates, assisted by outside accomplices, sought out service members through dati...
Tags: Tech, North Carolina, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, NCIS South Carolina

Start your Monday smart: Honoring Bush, border talks, Brangelina, Hanukkah & Advent

The nation mourns a president. Brangelina and AT&T head back to court. Pompeo tackles border issues. Google CEO heads to the Hill. Trump greets German carmakers. Here's what the next six days will bring.
Tags: Google, Cnn, Bush, Brangelina, Pompeo, Hill Trump

Apple AirPods will see upgrade in 2019, all-new design by 2020, analyst predicts

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple will roll out AirPods upgrades over the next couple of years. The 2019 AirPods will feature wireless charging, while the 2020 AirPods will boast an all-new design. The post Apple AirPods will see upgrade in 2019, all-new design by 2020, analyst predicts appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Apple AirPods upgrade in 2019, all-new design by 2020, analyst predicts

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple will roll out AirPods upgrades over the next couple of years. The 2019 AirPods will feature wireless charging, while the 2020 AirPods will boast an all-new design. The post Apple AirPods upgrade in 2019, all-new design by 2020, analyst predicts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Ming Chi Kuo, AirPods, AirPods 2

AT&T’s pay-per-view golf gaffe exposes weakness of online sports

Botched attempts at streaming sports online threaten to undermine television's transition to a digital future.
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The Latest Crop of Instagram Influencers? Medical Students.

An anonymous reader shares a report: Celebrity physicians often catapult to fame via their mastery of traditional media, like television or radio or books or magazines, and we're used to seeing medical advice and expertise there. What you may have yet to encounter, or haven't fully noticed yet, is the growing group of current medical students who are perhaps on track to achieve even greater fame, through their prodigious and aggressive use of social media, particularly Instagram. Even before rec...
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Tribune Media May Sell Out to Rival Nexstar, Creating TV Station-Owning Behemoth

Earlier this year, broadcasting giant Sinclair—the media group that at its stations to parroting Donald Trump’s narrative on “fake news”—was stopped by regulators from acquiring rival Tribune Media Co. in a shady $3.9 billion deal that would have amounted to a wholesale takeover…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Television, Media, Fcc, Donald Trump, Tribune Media, Nexstar, Sinclair, Local TV, Broadcast TV, Tribune Media Co

Amazon Tests Its Cashierless Technology for Bigger Stores

Online giant tries to overcome challenges caused by retail spaces with higher ceilings, more products. From a report: is testing its cashierless checkout technology for bigger stores [alternative source] , according to people familiar with the matter. If successful, the strategy would further challenge brick-and-mortar retailers racing to make their businesses more convenient. The online retail giant is experimenting with the technology in Seattle in a larger space formatted like a bi...
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SKY Brasil Exposes 32 Million Customer Records

Independent security researcher Fabio Castro found data belonging to 32 million customers of SKY Brasil exposed online. "Using the advanced features of the Shodan search engine, he was able to discover multiple servers in Brazil running Elasticsearch that made information available without authentication," reports BleepingComputer. "A cluster of servers called 'digital-logs-prd' attracted the researcher's attention and with a simple command, he listed the indices available, one of them 429.1GB i...
Tags: Tech, Brazil, Castro, Brasil, Million Customer Records, Fabio Castro, SKY Brasil, BleepingComputer Castro

Printful Aims to Help Small Businesses Create Custom Branded Items Painlessly

Finally! You’ve made the choice to put your company’s name on physical items. Great idea, but how will you get it done when you’re unsure how to even begin? You could ask your cool entrepreneur friend who’s done it. Her T-shirts rock and her startup is new. But having gotten no email reply in weeks, you guess she was just too polite to tell you to Google it. There are Several Routes You can Take, but are They Right for You? You’ve probably also failed to consider some of the other factors inv...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Etsy, Sales, Macbook, Latvia, Abercrombie Fitch, Printful, Small Business Trends, Retail Trends, Draugiem Group, Davis Siksnans, Lauris Liberts, Lauris, Amazon Pay PayPal

Some Dark Web Marketplaces in the UK Are Reportedly Refusing to Let Users Sell Fentanyl

The UK’s National Crime Agency—which handles organized and transnational crime—claims that at least some of the dark web drug marketplaces operating throughout the nation have voluntarily banned fentanyl, an extremely powerful synthetic opioid that (along with other similar drugs) is associated with over 28,000 deaths…Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Technology, Crime, Medicine, Drugs, Dark Web, National Crime Agency, Opioids, Fentanyl, Opioid Crisis

Proposed Regulations Would Allow the Majority of US Homes To Be Bought and Sold Without Being Appraised by a Human

Federal regulators have proposed loosening real-estate appraisal requirements to enable a majority of U.S. homes to be bought and sold without being evaluated by a licensed human appraiser [the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. That potentially opens the door for cheaper, faster, but largely untested property valuations based on computer algorithms. From a report: The proposal was made earlier this month by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance. ...
Tags: US, Tech, Federal Reserve, Dodd Frank, Moody s Investors Service, U S Census, National Association of Realtors, Lima Ekram

Why you should keep your current smartphone for as long as you can (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)

The latest smartphones are very attractive and more powerful than ever before. They're also more expensive. It now makes sense to hold on to your latest smartphone for as long as you can; it's probably fine. Besides, most new phones have the dreaded notch design. It's the holiday season, and lots of people are thinking about upgrading their phones. Tons of great new phones came out in 2018. Apple launched the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max; Google released the Pixel 3 and the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Trends, Reddit, Lg, Huawei, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy

Waterproof Headphones Packaging

Sony waterproof sports headphones packaged in water bottles and placed into vending machines brilliantly demonstrates the product. Waterproof Sony Walkman sports headphones with integrated MP3 player. Also check out: Creative and Innovative Packaging
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The Technology of Teaching (Holiday Giveaway #2)

This holiday season, I’ve decided to share twelve books with you. At the bottom of this post, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of this book. You can also visit this page to find the entire list of books and giveaways. The second book that I would like to share with you is Dr. B. F. Skinner’s “The technology of teaching.” This book is a collection of essays by Dr. Skinner about teaching and education. Some of the chapters were written specifically for the book, while others were first wri...
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Google's DeepMind predicts 3D shapes of proteins

AI program’s understanding of proteins could usher in new era of medical progressHaving laid waste to the Atari classics and reached superhuman performance in chess and the Chinese board game, Go, Google’s DeepMind outfit has turned its artificial intelligence on one of the toughest problems in science.The result, perhaps, was predictable. At an international conference in Cancun on Sunday, organisers announced that DeepMind’s latest AI program, AlphaFold, had beaten all-comers at a particularly...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Computing, Deepmind, Cancun, Artificial intelligence (AI

Facebook is betting that shows with cult followings like 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' can juice up Facebook Watch and bring in millennial viewers

Facebook has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox to distribute all seasons of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," and "Firefly" on Facebook Watch. It's one of the platform's bigger licensing deals and is a departure from Watch's goal of commissioning platform-exclusive programs. Facebook's strategy with Watch continues to change and is looking more like YouTube's model than other streaming services. Facebook is hoping that a crop of popular '90s shows can beef up Facebook Watch and the compan...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Youtube, Trends, Fox, Real World, Hulu, 20th Century Fox, Buffy, Joss Whedon, Cnbc, Viacom, Facebook Watch, Matthew Henick, MTV Studios and Bunim Murray Productions, 20th Century Fox Each

$100 to $75 Million in 7 Years, if You Had Just Done This

2010 was a great year to make $75 million with less than you spend at Starbucks in a month. Although at the time, neither of us knew why. A while back, I wrote about the incredible innovative impact that blockchain will have on not only business but the underpinnings of virtually every aspect of commerce. ...
Tags: Technology, Money, Finance, Bitcoin, Innovation, Starbucks, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Litecoin, NEM, Ripple

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