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    New York Times Theresa May’s Letter Invoking Article 50New York TimesBelow is the text of the letter that Prime Minister Theresa May sent on Wednesday to Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, formally beginning the legal process for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. The letter was released by her …‘No turning back’ on […]...

    Washington Post Driver attempts to ram police cruiser on Capitol Hill grounds, officials say; shots firedWashington PostA person tried to ram a police cruiser on the U.S. Capitol grounds Wednesday morning and shots were fired during the incident, police said. They said one person is in custody. The incident started at 9:30 a.m. when calls […]...

    Washington Post In historic break, Britain gives formal Brexit notice to European UnionWashington PostLONDON — A little over nine months after British voters chose to withdraw from the European Union, Britain took a decisive — and likely irreversible — step Wednesday toward leaving a partnership that has bound the country to the continent for nearly […]...

    TIME Who’s who in Trump-Russia sagaCNN(CNN) The House Intelligence Committee is threatening to fracture along partisan lines as the sides accuse one another of playing politics with the investigation into alleged Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 elections and whether President Donald …Intel Dem: ‘What’s the holdup’ on Yates testimony?The HillKushner, taking new White House […]...

    NBCNews.com Shots fired near Capitol, suspect in custody: policeABC NewsU.S. Capitol Police responded to the area at Washington Ave and Independence Ave, which is located near the U.S. Botanic Garden and the Rayburn House Office Building. The suspect apparently struck a Capitol Police cruiser and then tried running over …Shots fired near Capitol after driver strikes […]...

    BBC News Brexit: The UK’s letter triggering Article 50BBC NewsHere is the full text of Theresa May’s letter to European Council president Donald Tusk, beginning the start of Brexit negotiations. Dear President Tusk. On 23 June last year, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. As I …In historic break, […]...

    New York Times Making ‘Brexit’ Official, UK Wades Into a Thorny ThicketNew York TimesA supporter of British membership in the European Union in London on Saturday, just days before the British government officially notified the European Union of its intention to withdraw from the bloc. Credit Daniel Leal-Olivas/Agence France-Presse …In historic break, Britain gives formal […]...

    Macleans.ca Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutinyWashington PostWASHINGTON — Jared Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he’s found that even the president’s son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight. In a matter of […]...

    Washington Post Trump promised to bring back coal jobs. That promise ‘will not be kept,’ experts say.Washington PostPresident Trump lifted a moratorium on federal coal leases Tuesday, paving the way for excavation of a fossil fuel on public land in the West that few mining companies seem to want. With coal miners gathered around him, […]...

    Washington Post The House just voted to wipe away the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protectionsWashington PostCongress sent proposed legislation to President Trump on Tuesday that wipes away landmark online privacy protections, the first salvo in what is likely to become a significant reworking of the rules governing Internet access in an era of Republican …As Congress […]...
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    NEW DELHI (AP) — Mobs have repeatedly attacked Africans in a New Delhi suburb in recent days after rumors that a local boy had been kidnapped by Nigerians.

    A day after scolding journalist April Ryan during his daily briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said criticism of the now-viral exchange is “demeaning” — to her.

    By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate investigation into Russia's meddling during the U.S. election should include a thorough review of any financial ties between Russia and President Donald Trump and his associates, Democratic senator Ron Wyden said Wednesday. In a formal written request made to the leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, Wyden said financial relationships between Trump, a real estate developer with properties around the world, and Russia are dese...

    The Internet may seem like an apolitical entity, but the fact is, the United States government has a great deal of influence over it. On Thursday (Mar. 23), the U.S. Senate voted to overturn an important broadband privacy rule instituted under the Obama administration. Your ISP will continue to be able to collect and sell your online data with reckless abandon, and frankly, unless you’re willing to kneecap your own Internet access, you can’t do much about it....

    It's the final stretch for a competition that comes with a $10,000 jackpot and the chance to travel the world and stay in million-dollar luxury vacation homes around the world. 

    ABC News' Charli James discovers a new sweet treat taking weddings and social media by storm.

    South Korean authorities faced a deluge of criticism Wednesday for announcing that human remains had been found from the sunken Sewol ferry, only to correct itself within hours to say they were animal bones. Newspapers said relatives of the missing had been put through "heaven and hell", and accused the maritime ministry of recklessness. The maritime ministry raised their hopes Tuesday when it said that human remains had been found by workers and were "suspected to be one of the missing victims"....

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent....

    The Organization of American States held a special meeting on the crisis in Venezuela on Tuesday, triggering a furious reaction from the Venezuelan government and its staunchest regional allies. It comes after 14 countries in the OAS, including the United States, urged Venezuela's leftist government last week to release political prisoners and "reestablish democracy" by holding elections. In a sign that Venezuela is increasingly cornered, a total of 20 countries voted to open Tuesday's special session of the OAS Permanent Counc...

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a judge agreeing to release Daniel Ramirez Medina, a Mexican immigrant who was arrested near Seattle despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children (all times local):...
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    Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties. It is the end of an era.Read more...

    Gawker.com will cease operations today. I asked former editors of the site to help us send it off. Thanks for reading, commenting, and tipping. Long live Gawker. —APRead more...

    I often feel guilt when I assign a story. This is partly a function of being a woman who would, if she had her way, please and comfort her entire universe of acquaintances, and partly a function of having been convinced at a relatively young age by the argument that Janet Malcolm famously made in The Journalist and the Murderer: “Every journalist who is not too stupid or full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.”Read more......

    A lie with a billion dollars behind it is stronger than the truth. Peter Thiel has shut down Gawker.com. Read more...

    Wherever you go in this life, there is some jerk telling you what to do. Almost always. But not always. Read more...

    Breakups have a way of robbing you of your identity, especially when you’re the one who’s being broken up with. If the union was worth joining in the first place, severing it disrupts your habits, your decision-making, your system of loving. It erases the mutations your love has engendered. You don’t even get to keep them in a jar of formaldehyde. Your best chance at preservation is art.Read more......

    A cool sunset does more for a hot publication’s glory than all the sweaty days of its actual word-pushing. As night falls—and night always falls, honey—plenty of beloveds return and gather round to tamp down the grave. Some come to tap-dance because every media graveyard has sad ghouls.Read more......

    Goodnight, friends.Read more...

    The world is your oyster. By which I mean it’s under intense surveillance at all times even though that’s a giant waste of energy, money, and humanity.Read more...

    Trump has been promoted this week from statue to puppet.Read more...
    Chloë Grace Moretz is not a fan of surprise admirers, especially when they show up uninvited at her home. On Wednesday, it was revealed that the Neighbors 2 star called the cops on a young suitor after he popped up at her residence with a container full of cookies. Yeah, we'd be creeped out too! Related: Are [...]...

    In a rare speech on Wednesday, Melania Trump denounced discrimination and violence against women — without one mention of her husband, Donald Trump! Well, we guess that would make sense considering he's the WORST… In the pro-equality address to the International Women of Courage awards at the State Department, FLOTUS called for women empowerment and celebration of [...]...

    Michael Strahan can't seem to escape that daytime drama! The former athlete notoriously blindsided Kelly Ripa last year by quitting Live! for a full time job on Good Morning America — and it looks like tensions may have followed him to his new time slot. Sources are claiming that Strahan has been getting special treatment since joining [...]...

    Poor kitties! Veterinarians have called for a ban on the Scottish Fold cat, a breed popularized by celebs like Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. Related: EXCLUSIVE! Taylor Is NOT Launching Her Own Streaming Service Apparently the little felines are very susceptible to arthritis due to a genetic mutation, and thus are at risk of leading very painful lives. The [...]...

    What have they done?! Cristiano Ronaldo's beautiful face has been twisted to resemble some sort of horrifying cartoon villain! Related: Cristiano Is Not Gay But… The soccer superstar received the great honor of having an actual airport named for him in his hometown of Funchal in Portugal's Madeira region Wednesday when he was presented with one of the [...]...

    Have Kylie Jenner and Tyga called it quits??? As you know, Blac Chyna just publicly dragged the 27-year-old rapper on Snapchat — but it seems his relationship problems don't end there! We've noticed the Ayo rapper has been noticeably absent from the KUWTK star's social media as of late, which you know holds A LOT of weight [...]...

    Perrie Edwards is showing off her ASSets!! While it wasn't #TBT, the Little Mix starlet took to Instagram on Tuesday with a throwback shot of her and some friends in their bikinis. But really, the focus is clearly on their peaches! Video: Little Mix Knows How To Cover Rihanna! Or at least that's how the 23-year-old songstress put [...]...

    Is What Happens At The Abbey The Next Vanderpump Rules?? Take A Peek At The Show's Teaser & Decide For Yourself! [CLICK HERE] Jodie Sweetin's Ex-Fiancé Arrested For Violating Restraining Order The Fuller House Actress Has Against Him! ?[CLICK HERE] Sean Spicer Orders Veteran White House Reporter 'Stop Shaking Your Head' In Tense, Awkward Exchange — Watch! ?[CLICK HERE] North Carolina [...]...

    We spy with our little eyes Selena Gomez and The Weeknd packing on the PDA in Buenos Aires! As you know, the 24-year-old has joined her new beau for his tour in South America — and on Tuesday, the adorable pair were spotted clinging onto each other as they strolled the streets of the neighborhood of [...]...

    This took so long, but we're glad George Michael has finally been laid to rest. His funeral took place Wednesday, three months after the singer passed away from a heart failure on December 25, 2016 at the age of 53. Related: George's Boyfriend Breaks Silence After Cause Of Death Revealed A rep for the international superstar told People: "We [...]...
    WWE superstar Baron Corbin hasn't forgotten all of the trash Conor McGregor talked about wrestlers ... and says he wants a shot at the UFC star in the hopes of teaching him a very violent lesson.  Corbin -- who's wrestling for the WWE… ...

    ON TODAY'S SHOW Kellyanne Conway: Total Celeb! Fetty Wap: I'm Not Scared Of Shooters! Paris Hilton: Sex Tape Problems! Tyra Banks' Drag Queen War!

    Michelle Kwan's marriage is on ice, because her husband has just filed for divorce. According to legal docs, Clay Pell cites irreconcilable differences for the breakdown of his marriage to the 36-year-old, 5-time world champion figure skater and… ...

    Tomi Lahren has millions on the line in her negotiations to exit TheBlaze ... as in Facebook followers. Sources familiar with the negotiations between Tomi and Blaze brass tell us she's adamant about keeping her 4.2 million FB fans,… ...

    The N.Y. Mets have suspended star pitcher Jeurys Familia 15 games for his domestic violence arrest back in October ... despite the fact a judge dismissed the criminal charge against him.  As we previously reported, Familia was arrested October… ...

    The only place Christina and Tarek El Moussa are going is back to flipping houses for their hit TV show -- at least that's their plan ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to the show tell us Christina and Tarek are currently in talks… ...

    Ireland Baldwin's butt quickly turned Malibu's beach into a scorcher. The 21-year-old model showed off her bikini-ready curves during a photo shoot, and we gotta say ... dayummn! Spring is officially sprung. ...

    LaVar Ball says his reality show should be coming to a TV near you very soon and brags that his family has a "hell of a story" to tell.  TMZ Sports broke the story ... LaVar is pitching a reality show and a documentary around Hollywood and… ...

    Finally, some GOOD Dallas Cowboys news! The entire Cowboys cheerleading team donned their hottest bikinis and hit up the Bahamas for their annual calendar shoot ... and it's just as awesome as you hoped it would be. They went snorkeling, fishing,… ...

    Blac Chyna's calling out Tyga for allegedly failing to pay child support, and for dragging the Kardashians into the middle of their financial battle. Chyna unloaded on her baby daddy early Wednesday morning, saying ... "It's funny now to… ...
    The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders bikini together in Bimini. It's like they don't even give a shit about what happens to Tony Romo. read more

    British blond chick Daniella Hirst and her boyfriend were captured on closed circuit in a Domino's Pizza having sex while waiting on their pie. Couples have been given reality TV deals on less. read more...

    Wiz Khalifa stirred up raw emotions among Colombians when he visited the gravesite of Pablo Escobarduring a tour stop. Khalifa coziedup to the dead drug kingpin and nation's largest mass murderer, smoking a joint at Escobar's memorial stone and taking epic selfies. read more...

    Orange Is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli remembered that she hated having sex with men not long after her six figure straight wedding. It's probably worth visiting your musecage before the reception deposit becomes non-refundable. read more...

    If you're into subtext, read the quotes of female competitors in the International Weightlifting Open in Australia who had to take on New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard, who not long ago was Gavin Hubbard, male power lifting champ. read more...

    Emmy Rossum is the latest celebrity to be hit by a prodigious gang of professional thieves. Rossum was holding $150,000 in vintage jewelry in her safe. In case the cash economy collapses. The burglars broke in despite the ADT warning sign planted out front. A certain blow... read more...

    You couldspend your entire day pointing out how big media journalists taint their headlines and stories with politically correct markups. But that's real work and would only earnyoutwenty new friends who mock your micro-brews. read more...

    Jay Culter is currently a free agent. And? So is Aaron Hernandez. You can be one of the worst starting quarterbacks in the league and catch on with another team holding a clipboard. Not if you're a raging asshole who looks and acts like every 80's movie bad guy though. read more...

    A cool person would never put on a special shirt that reads French Fries in order to take a photo of themselves eating french fries. Such an idea would simply never occur to a person you'd want to hang out with. read more...

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is 180 pounds of bald clingy British dude away from being perfect. Assuming she's given up the acting altogether. read more
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    After no small amount of hype, the Xbox One's big spring software refresh is finally rolling out to everyone. The March update centers around a redesigned interface that's designed for speed above all else. It's quicker to perform more than a few tas......

    Samsung is entering an increasingly crowded club with its new Dex dock, which turns the Galaxy S8 into a pseudo-desktop replacement. It's an idea most recently pushed by Microsoft with Windows Continuum (as seen in HP's Elite X3 and the Lumia 950), b......

    Helping paralyzed people move on their own has been a lot tougher than 1970s TV shows led us to believe it would be. For what they believe is the first time, researchers used tech to bypass a quadriplegic patient's severed spinal cord, helping him mo......

    Samsung knows you like big phones. However, the Galaxy Note's gone MIA this year for understandable reasons, leaving the new Galaxy S8+ to step up with its 6.2-inch screen and curved edges. But the Galaxy S8 line isn't the only big-and-bigger handset......

    Google Calendar for iOS can be exceptionally useful if you're tired of Apple's stock scheduler, but there has always been one inescapable catch: it's only designed for iPhones... or rather, it was. Two years later, Google has updated Calendar to add......

    Samsung just unwrapped its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, along with some all-important prices and release dates. If you live in the UK, here's what you need to know: The phone comes in two models, the S8 and S8+, and will be sold for £6......

    Samsung's had a rough year, but it's hoping that its new flagship phones can turn things around. In fact, the company's wants you to see the Galaxy S8 as a new type of handset: bigger and bolder in shape, with personal assistant Bixby and a desktop m......

    There's a very real fear that processor speed upgrades will slow to a crawl as it becomes increasingly difficult to make denser chips. Don't tell that to a team of researchers at MIT and in Chicago, though -- they've devised a chip-making technique t......

    If you're looking to make sure you're among the first to own Samsung's swanky new Galaxy S8 but don't want to line up outside a store on April 21st, you're in luck. Major and minor carriers alike have announced that they're running pre-order campaign......

    The Galaxy S8's face and fingerprint detection are about more than unlocking your phone: If Samsung has its way, you'll use them to sign into seemingly everything online. The company is expanding its Samsung Pass feature to use biometrics to sign int......
    Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) develop cost effective and energy efficient solutions for the smart... Read more » The post This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually appeared first on ...

    The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operates, and we’re seeing it seep into household goods to bring convenience and efficiency to... Read more » The post 3 benefits a smart city can g...

    PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings. The peel-and-stick sensors will be able to detect air quality, temperature, humidity, occupancy, and more, according to PARC. Instead... Read more » The post PARC secures federal funding to develop peel-and-stick se...

    Studies of traffic congestion regularly point much blame at cars circling for parking. To tackle this perennial problem, Get My Parking is joining a smart city initiative to launch a smart parking pilot in India. As reported in Firstpost, the Delhi-based startup’s technology is being tested in government smart city initiatives. “We are getting a... Read more » The post Get My Parking launches smart city pilot in India...

    According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables brea...

    An increasing number of farm fires are being caused by electrical arc faults, a high-power discharge of electricity between two or more conductors. Nare IoT Labs, a South Korean startup, has developed a cost effective solution to prevent and warn farmers of any faults, before the fire starts. The system, called “Prevention System for Electrical... Read more » The post Using IoT to help farmers to protect livestock from fires appeared first on ...

    A new report says Google has spun out its self-driving unit — now called Waymo — and is undertaking a major pivot away from making its own autonomous vehicles, instead moving to become a provider of self-driving car tech for major automakers. These Google car revelations revealed in a lengthy report on tech site The... Read more » The post Google’s Waymo to put big ...

    Scotland’s seven major cities are teaming up to develop a number of smart city projects, backed by a $31 million war chest. According to Scottish Construction Now, the seven cities will springboard off the funding to collaboratively develop themselves into future-capable digital hubs. See also: Outdated thinking on wireless could doom UK smart cities The... Read more » The post ...

    With trends like ride sharing, autonomous vehicles, and the connected car, the auto industry is increasingly in the spotlight. As drivers contemplate letting computers take over control of the wheel for them, it brings up some important questions. What will cars of the future look like? What things will...

    Several months ago, CCS Insight surveyed 2,000 people in the US and UK about what they would most like to have tracked about themselves, and a large portion of them answered with, “stress levels.” It looks as though their requests are being answered.  Mental health is a big focus in the tech industry right now....
    Nearly one-fifth of mobile phones and one-quarter of video game consoles shipped abroad are fake, according to a report by the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Register adds: The Trade in Counterfeit ICT Goods report, published ahead of the 2017 OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum this month, identified a growing trend in fake goods. Smartphone batteries, chargers, memory cards, magnetic stripe cards, solid state drives and music players are also increasingly falling prey to counterfeiters. On average, 6.5 per cent of global trade in ICT goods is in counterfeit products, according to analysis of 2013 customs data, that is up from 2.5 per cent of overall traded goods found to be fake in a 2016 report. China is the primary source of fake ICT goods, and US manufacturers are the worst affected by lost revenue and erosion of brand value, the report said. Almost 43 per cent of seized fake ICT goods infringe the IP rights of US firms, followed...

    On Tuesday, Congress sent proposed legislation to President Trump that wipes away landmark online privacy protections. In a party-line vote, House Republicans freed Internet service providers such as AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast of protections approved just last year that had sought to limit what companies could do with information such as customer browsing habits, app usage history, location data and Social Security numbers. Now call it a poetic justice, online privacy activist Adam McElhaney has launched an initiative called Search Internet History, with an objective of raising funds to buy browsing history of each politician and official who voted in favor of S.J.Res 34. On the site, he has also put up a poll asking people whose internet history they would like to see first. Update: The campaign, which was seeking $10,000, has already raised over $55,000. ...

    Veteran technology columnist Walt Mossberg, writes: Like radio, email isn't dying, it's just changing. Over the past decade or so it's become much more like postal mail. It's not the place you expect to find a greeting from a friend or even a timely update from a professional colleague. Instead, it's a mix of junk mail you hate and discard, plus bills and missives from businesses you also hate but can't discard. [...] Still, despite all signs to the contrary -- and many predictions -- email is not dead. In fact, some analyses suggest that it's growing. Few people can afford to be without it. It hasn't expired; it has morphed. There are lots of reasons email persists, even as faster and simpler forms of communication proliferate and your personal communications likely have mostly migrated elsewhere. But one big one is that new types of media channels rarely totally kill off old ones, even though everyone predicts they will. The old ones just adapt and change. Back in the day, television...

    An anonymous reader shares a BBC report: Britain's departure from the European Union is "an historic moment from which there can be no turning back," Theresa May has told MPs. The prime minister said it was a "unique opportunity" to "shape a brighter future" for the UK. She was speaking after Britain's EU ambassador formally triggered the two year countdown to the UK's exit by handing over a letter in Brussels. It follows June's referendum which resulted in a vote to leave the EU. In a statement in the Commons, the prime minister said: "Today the government acts on the democratic will of the British people and it acts too on the clear and convincing position of this House." She added: "The Article 50 process is now under way and in accordance with the wishes of the British people the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union." ...

    Samsung on Wednesday unveiled the Galaxy S8, its latest flagship smartphone boasting a new voice assistant and larger display as the technology titan looks to steal a march on Apple and regain ground after the embarrassing Note 7 saga. The phone comes in two models with different screen sizes -- the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 Plus. From a report: Some of the key features of the device include a so-called "infinity display", giving the device a bezel-less curved edge and a 12 megapixel back camera. [...] Samsung also revealed Bixby, a smart voice assistant to rival Apple's Siri. It will be able to answer questions you ask, but Samsung highlighted how it's different. One use case involved taking a picture of a monument and Bixby being able to tell you information about this as well as recommendations of restaurants nearby. The display has a resolution of 2960 x 1440. The Galaxy S8 (both variants) comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC (in international mark...

    An employee, who claims to have worked on the development of Flash, writes: Apparently, the world settled on the "One True Cause" for why Flash "died". Take for example this blogpost by John Gruber about FedEx... it ends with this consideration on Steve Jobs' "Thoughts on Flash": "If it had been an angry rant, it would have been easily dismissed without needing to be factually refuted -- "That's just Jobs being a prick again." The fact that it wasn't angry, and because it was all true, made it impossible to refute." Impossible to refute. There's no doubt that this was the beginning of the end for Flash, right? Except that this is utterly wrong. I worked on Flash, and I worked on the thing that actually killed Flash. It is my strong belief, based on what I observed, that Steve Jobs' letter had little impact in the final decision -- it was really Adobe who decided to "kill" Flash. Yes, Flash was a bad rap for Adobe, and Steve's letter didn't help. But ultimately, what was probably decisi...

    Microsoft said today it will start rolling out Windows 10 Creators Update, the latest major update to its current desktop operating system, starting April 11. The company says Windows 10 Creators Update brings with it a range of new features. Some of the chief ones are: 1. Visual previews of tabs in Microsoft Edge. 2. Edge now has built-in support for ebooks. 3. Microsoft Paint now lets people create models in 3D. 4. Picture-in-Picture mode for videos. Essentially you can now have a small window with video playing on it placed on top of any other application. 5. Night Light: A baked in feature in Windows that will allow you to change the color and tone of display so that it doesn't pain your eyes to look at the screen at night. 6. Dynamic Lock: The feature first requires you to pair your phone or tablet with the computer. Once done, it will automatically log you out everytime you're away from desk (or technically speaking, the device is out of the computer's proximity). 7. Native suppo...

    Paul Kunert writes in an exclusive report via The Register: Oracle has hired global specialists to explore the feasibility of buying multi-billion dollar consultancy Accenture, sources have told us. The database giant has engaged a team of consultants to conduct due diligence to "explore the synergies that could be created if they [Oracle] bought Accenture lock stock and barrel," one source claimed. On top of the financial considerations, the consultants are evaluating the pros and cons including the potential impact on Oracle's wider channel. "While these things have a habit of fizzling out there are some fairly serious players around the table," a contact added. Another claimed the process was at an early stage. "If buying Accenture was a 100 meter race, Oracle is at the 10 to 15 meter stage now." [T]his buy would be an immensely bold, complicated and pricey move: NYSE-listed Accenture has a market cap of $77.5 billion, and shareholders will expect a premium offer. A deal would dwarf...

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The largest known dinosaur footprints have been discovered in Western Australia, including 1.7 meter prints left by gigantic herbivores. Until now, the biggest known dinosaur footprint was a 106cm track discovered in the Mongolian desert and reported last year. At the new site, along the Kimberley shoreline in a remote region of Western Australia, paleontologists discovered a rich collection of dinosaur footprints in the sandstone rock, many of which are only visible at low tide. The prints, belonging to about 21 different types of dinosaur, are also thought to be the most diverse collection of prints in the world. Steve Salisbury, a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Queensland told ABC News: "We've got several tracks up in that area that are about 1.7 meters long. So most people would be able to fit inside tracks that big, and they indicate animals that are probably around 5.3 to 5.5 meters at the hip, which is enormo...

    earlytime quotes a report from Space.com: NASA on Tuesday (March 28) unveiled a new online library that assembles the agency's amazing space photos, videos and audio files into a single searchable library. The NASA Image and Video Library, as the agency calls it, can be found at http://images.nasa.gov/ and consolidates space imagery from 60 different collections into one location. The new database allows users to embed NASA imagery in websites, includes image metadata like date, description and keywords, and offers multiple resolution sizes, NASA officials said. According to the NASA statement, other features include: Automatic scaling to suite the interface for mobile phones and tablets; EXIF/camera data that includes exposure, lens used and other information (when available from the original image); Easy public access to high resolution files; Downloadable caption files for all videos. The new NASA archive is not meant to be a complete archive of all of the space agency imagery. But ...
    Spotify may be the reigning leader when it comes to the largest number of paid subscribers for a streaming music service, but it’s Apple that comes out on top when their respective audiences translate into monthly unique users, specifically on mobile. A report published this week from mobile analytics firm Verto has found that Apple Music attracted 40.7 million monthly unique users to… Read More ...

     The new smartphone from Andy Rubin, which will be the debut product of his new company Essential, will indeed run Android for its operating system. It looked that way from the tiny peek at the corner we got from Rubin’s tweet earlier this week, but now Google’s Eric Schmidt has confirmed it’ll be one of a few “phenomenal new c...

     New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival is getting a sister event — this year, it will see kickoff of the very first Tribeca Games Festival. The event is being launched in partnership with gaming publication Kill Screen and will take place on A...

     Want to call your senator or U.S. representative to let them know where you stand on an issue, but don’t have the time to hunt down their phone number, wait on hold, or continually redial to get past the busy signals? A new app called Stance aims to help. Instead of simply providing a way to call your reps, as many apps today do, Stance lets you pre-record your voice...

     Putting an end to a fierce competition to dominate the pet-sitting business, Rover and DogVacay have agreed to join forces. Rover will be acquiring DogVacay in an all-stock deal. Read More

     Heavy with fake news guilt, Facebook is rolling out new social channel benchmarking for publishers in the CrowdTangle tool it acquired and made free last year. Read More

     500 Startups is launching a four-week program in Israel that targets pre-seed and seed companies as they get to the stage where they begin marketing their products. Read More

     Aiden, a London-based startup building a machine learning-powered personal assistant to save mobile marketers time and money, closed a $750,000 seed round today from Kima Ventures and a number of angels, including Nicolas Pinto, Pierre Valade and Jonathan Wolf. The team first demoed the capabilities of its service on the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt as a Battlefield finalist. ...

     Facebook just made live streaming 360-degree video relatively easy, provided you have the equipment to capture the content. Users of devices like the new 2017 model Gear 360 just announced at the S8 smartphone launch, or the Insta360 Nano (for iPhone) and Air (for Android), or a host o...

     Garmin is back again with the Forerunner 935, a runner-specific sport watch with GPS, heart rate, and compatibility with the Garmin Running Dynamics Pod that offers further information about your speed, gait, and how often you double over in absolute agony as your unexercised organs scream from inside their fleshy fastnesses. The 935 also helps manage training ...
    The Final Four plays out in Arizona this weekend, but you can watch it in VR. The post Intel's Got a Plan to Dominate VR. First Stop? March Madness appeared first on WIRED.

    In Facebook groups sharing posts focusing on language learning, early English students are turning to Trump-speak to learn basic vocabulary and concepts. The post Trump's Speeches Are Helping People Learn English. Really appeared first on WIRED....

    Gear VR games should get a lot easier to navigate, thanks to a new controller and an overhauled Oculus app. The post Gear VR Just Took a Huge Leap Forward (Thanks to Oculus) appeared first on WIRED.

    The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus put everything that was great about the Note 7 in a slicker, non-explosive package. The post Samsung's Sweet Galaxy S8 Will Make You Forget All About the Note 7 appeared first on WIRED....

    Before takeoff, NASA test pilots brave a battery of training and testing on the ground. The post Flight Lab: Watch as I Flunk NASA's Brutal Test Pilot Training Course appeared first on WIRED.

    The root of so many high-profile data leaks are the insecure databases that underpin the internet. The post If You Want to Stop Big Data Breaches, Start With Databases appeared first on WIRED.

    A truly unconventional game challenges <em>and</em> delights; this does both by allowing you to be literally anything you want. The post Everything, a Must-Play Game Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before appeared first on WIRED....

    Sure, there are some cool new features, but the big message is that Windows wants to do more things natively. The post Windows 'Creator's Update' Has Come to Kill Your Apps appeared first on WIRED.

    Imagine if the House Science Committee held other branches of science to account like they did climate science. The post Some Other Scientific Theories the GOP Should Debate appeared first on WIRED.

    As a civil war over the future of bitcoin simmers, a new kind of blockchain offers a more peaceful way to bring democratic rule to cryptocurrency. The post A Plan to Save Blockchain Democracy From Bitcoin's Civil War appeared first on WIRED....
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        It's a new week and the North American PlayStation Store's Weekly Deals has been refreshed. It features a publisher sale on Square Enix and 2K games. This is a great opportunity to grab titles like Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Drakengard 3, Borderlands 2, Bioshock Infinite, and more for cheap! Here's a roundup of the some titles on sale:...

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        Origin.com has a new game available for free through their On The House promotion! For a limited time only, you can download the popular strategy game, Theme Hospital, for free! This game was originally released back in 1997 and would normally cost $4.99. Anyone who is a fan of simulator games will enjoy this one as you'll get to design, build, and manage a hospital. Users on ...

        New mobile games are available through the tenth Humble Mobile Bundle! There will be more games to come, but in the meantime, you can pay what you want for these six games: Pay what you want for these games: Buddy & Me Lyne Doodle Kingdom Beat the average to unlock: Sorcery! 2 King of Dragon pass OTTTD The charities you'll be supporting this week are Extra Life/Children's Miracle Netw...

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        Here are this week's deals for Wacky Wednesday at IKEA. Remember, the prices are low but the deals are good on Wednesday only -- and quantities may be limited! At IKEA North York, the Ulsberg Nightstand is $19.99 (down from $44.99) At IKEA Calgary, the Ideell Plate is $0.10 (down from $4) and the Fantastisk Paper Napkins are $0.10 for a 50-pack (down from $3.99) At ...

        For a limited time, the Microsoft Store is selling the Unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Smartphone, Yellow for only $349.00 (Reg. $549.00)! That’s a terrific deal if you’re tired of being locked down in a contract and do not want an iOS or Android phone from the usual suspects. ...
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    That's all there is. The site'll be here to puruse at any time.Follow me on my main site for further updates in new work from me. Or maybe on twitter. Bye!

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you. Thank you for stickin with me for however long you have stuck here. Gunshow was fun to do but I gotta do something else. I just have to. Thank you. Some important links for you: my main site, will soon be a easy way to check on what im doing. BACK is my other comic I am still doing with Anthony. We're just getting started with it. Pinocchio, a comic adaptation. While not...

    It's christmas... What are you doing here? I guess readin' this final bit of the story huh? Thanks for taking time away from your family to look at this dumb comic. If you don't celebrate/care about Christmas, enjoy your day off and thanks for checking it anyway. You didn't have to, but you did! One more. I'll see you....

    Da Devil!!! Uh oh!!! Etc. The story ends next update then another thing then.... well that's gunshow! Forever!PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    That's all for Tammy. See ya.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    beep beep im on a road trip as of this writing! The final gunshows have been uploaded so don't worry! Enjoy the new year and follow me on twitter... unLESS I BLOCKED YOUPATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!...

    Just a heads up: I took down the gunshow facebook page and will delete the gunshow twitter since I got no use for em anymore once Gunshow ceases to update at the end of the year. I feel like not a lot of people are realizing this is for true or just don't read this blog down here. OH WELL...

    Here we go, full effect. Back at it again at krispy kreme. We're gonna eat the devil and gain her power.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    Sorry for the lateness. Internet issues. But we're here. And we're still sort of setting up the weird part of the story. Which will be revealed next update!! Hopefully not too..... hmm see you then!

    This is it... These are the final moments!! We go out with a story to sort of end off the office friends. This will last mostly all month up to the end. Just stick with us til then.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!...
    Tycho: Because I believe that Interactivity is last artistic frontier, when new constructions of interactivity arise - even halting, incomplete, or flawed ones - I recognize them as larval stages of whatever Jenovan “final form” awaits generations hence.  Counterpoint: If your game animates bears by having them flip and roll from their heads to their back to their ass, you’ve already lost Gabriel and he’s not coming back. The conversations I have with my associate Gabriel about this are occasionally heated.  There is a level in Snipperclips that is, essentially,…...

    New Comic: The Kitchen Sink

    Tycho: One of the more interesting things about playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is that you feel all kinds of new feelings, or “feels.”  They come from a variety of places, but one of them is that you are actually having new experiences that effervesce through your trunk-zone. People have different opinions on how durability works in Zelda.  I think it works like this because it is a part of the game’s philosophy, which is that the place you are in is a real place.  This is why you can climb everything; this is why you need to eat, all this kind of…...

    New Comic: Options

    Tycho: I mean, it’s all true.  If some raucous, snouty beast-men want to cavort I’ve got my own priorities that don’t intersect with them on the graph.  But occasionally they take up inadvisable hobbies. So, the high from running Acquisitions Incorporated: The “C” Team lasts well into the next day and projects a seeking tendril, yea, even unto the weekend.  I just ring at a certain frequency, like a meditation chime; it’s still there even as the sound gets smaller. You can approach it any way you want to, but it might help you to know the…...

    Gabe: The Thornwatch Kickstarter was a huge success but it’s possible that you missed the opportunity to back it. Don’t worry, If you missed the campaign you’ve got another opportunity to get in on all the cool stuff we offered. We’ve got a PledgeManager page set up for Thornwatch that will allow you to preorder the game from now until April 21st. You can get the base set, the Dark of the Wood expansion, the acrylic pawns for both sets, and the deluxe wood box from Dapper Devil. (Dark of the Wood concept art) If you have somehow managed to miss all my posts about Thornwatch, here’s…...

    New Comic: Hell’s Kitchen

    Tycho: I haven’t had sex with any “entities” in Andromeda yet, but, you know, I’ve got my eye on a sextupedal “physical dream” called the Bright Cogitant and some kind of crab with time-travelling genitalia.  I’m keeping my options open. I have the Real Boy version of the game now; my trial was rapidly moving into the Gourd Phase.  This trial “ended” at a point where I had started to become curious, and now I have enough curiosity to grease the experience somewhat.  The further I get, the more I think the writing is an intentional…...

    New Comic: The Deliberator

    Tycho: When I talked about Snipperclips before - culminating in our powerful Snipperstrip - I said that my mission was to make the attach rate for Snipperclips 1 to 1.  Does that constitute advocacy?  Probably!  Here’s some more: the strip itself was drawn from our play session with it, which was - if anything - even more erotical. (CW)TB...
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    No new major releases? No problem. The Nintendo Switch soared by nearly 30,000 sales from last week-a 57% increase. Japanese gamers appear content with its current library, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch remain near the top trailing only Monster Hunter XX. This is only speculation, but considering students just graduated and are currently on spring vacation, perhaps many of them used graduation money on a shiny new console. Good a time as any to sink into Breath of the Wild, as I finally have. To say it will consume time is an understatement. Read more......

    Bro! The Gladiolus DLC just came out bro. Check it bro, you can get a shirtless outfit for Gladiolus bro! And it carries over to the main game! Read more...

    I'm kind of at a loss for next month's PS Plus selection. I do appreciate that Sony still bothers with the idea of free games, but just one look at the selection would make anybody sad. Credit where it's due, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime looks awesome (and was also recently offered on Live Gold), but I can't say I care even the slightest bit about the rest of this line-up. For PS4 users, you'll be getting a pretty big month with four games available. Vita was basically an afterthought and the PS3's choices might as well not exist. I'm more surprised with how Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom is the fourth game in the series than with how Sony thinks anyone cares about it being free. ...

    After quite a bit of work, modder Zynk Oxhyde has finished his Roll sprite hack for all five Game Boy Mega Man games. The hacks use custom sprite work in addition to the original source material, and Rush has been replaced by Tango the cat, who to date has only appeared in several other games -- including Mega Man V. There's also a new character (Quart, an evil Roll that's a play on Quint, the evil future version of Mega Man) and some minor gameplay improvements. Roll is a frequent star of fan hacks, and even got a few official playable renditions. She was a holdover in the mobile version of Mega Man 1, she was playable in the first Marvel vs. Capcom 1 and 2 (albeit as a joke type character) as well as Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, and in Mega Man Powered Up. Roll-Chan World [Zynk Oxhyde via ...

    I'm not really sure how, but SNK has really impressed with each of their DLC character announcements. While some folks (like myself) might have wanted Baenessa Vanessa, Whip, and Yamazaki in the base roster, it's been so good to see them confirmed now especially with these great intro trailers. Though I'm sure no one expected an outsider would join the fray.  Rock Howard, Geese Howard's biological son and Terry Bogard's adopted son from Garou: Mark of the Wolves (of the Fatal Fury series), makes his first appearance in the King of Fighters series proper. J...

    When I was a kid, the Persona series was on the fringe of a niche. I had to be introduced to it on the original PlayStation by way of my cousin, who subsequently went on to show me Wild Arms and a few other classics. But after the resounding success of Persona 3, Atlus almost scrambled to meet demand with re-releases and alternate takes, culminating in an all-time high with Persona 4 Golden, one of the several "must haves" on the Vita. At least, Golden was the pinnacle of the series at the time, because Atlus has shown us they have more than enough gas in the tank to keep this train going with Persona 5. Read more......

    This week Blizzard unveiled its new Heroes of the Storm 2.0 update, which is arriving in beta form later today. In short, it heralds a completely revamped progression system, loot chests, a new currency (gems are replacing cash, though coins remain), a collection interface, and cosmetics like sprays, banners, voice lines/taunts, announcer packs, and perhaps its biggest surprise, adorable emojis. It's probably the biggest shakeup since the game's launch, and most of it is good news -- even if I am a bit weary of injecting even more free-to-play elements in. Read more......

    For months, Heroes of the Storm players have been clamoring for more Diablo love. After a brief event in 2015, we've only gotten a few representatives from the Diablo universe, and most of the existing cast is from the third iteration. Well, later today you'll be able to give Cassia (the new Amazon) a test drive, in addition to the new "2.0" beta that completely overhauls the game's progression system. Read more......

    I don't know a whole lot about The Secret World, but I do know that it launched with the requisite subscription model that almost every MMO starts with. When sales were lower than expected, developer Funcom decided to go with a buy-to-play model that saw a one time purchase similar to Guild Wars. It looks like the time for that final transition into free-to-play territory is upon us. Funcom has announced that The Secret World will be relaunched this Spring as Secret World Legends with a completely free business model. I'm surprised Funcom was able to last five years in a post-World of Warcraft world without going F2P as basically every other MMO can barely last a full year. ...

    Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is almost ready to drop in Japan (on April 20, before its worldwide May 19 date), so Nintendo saw fit to provide a seven minute trailer to go over all of its new features, and some old ones. Of note is a small amiibo section at the end that showcases the special solo dungeons for the two new figures (based on the title characters) as well as the existing Fire Emblem character content. It's all in Japanese but it's pretty easy to get the gist of, even if it's your first ever strategy game. Basically you're fighting people on a grid, collecting new party members, and possibly losing them if you turn on permadeath.  ...
    Vitalii Smyk is a concept artist at Ubisoft.Read more...

    Dark Souls 3's final DLC, The Ringed City, seeks to close the curtain on the series. With some of the best environments in the series and imaginative boss fights, it feels like a fitting end. Even as I shed no tears at the passing.Read more......

    Today, Heroes of the Storm announced some big changes to its progression system.Read more...

    John Gonzalez might have cut his teeth on the beloved Fallout: New Vegas, but the game writer told Kotaku that helping craft the story for Horizon: Zero Dawn was “hands down the biggest challenge” of his career. Here’s why.Read more......

    The latest goal for the fighting game community is simple: kill Akuma in Street Fighter V using just two combos.Read more...

    The Nintendo Switch Dock has an unfortunate habit of scratching the Switch screen, because Nintendo is unrivaled in its ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Luckily, there’s an easy fix that also gives your Switch a little personality.Read more......

    Imagine your old high school. Picture the doors you’d pass through at the start of each day. See if you can recall the awkward conversations you had with your friends, or the smell of the cafeteria at lunchtime. Now throw all that in the garbage and replace it with something impossibly cooler, impossibly more stylish,…Read more......

    April’s PlayStation Plus lineup features a launch game, Drawn to Death, as well some older games you might have missed. Co-op Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a lot of fun if you enjoy yelling at your friends under the guise of teamwork.Read more......

    Fire Emblem Heroes is about to get a little more colorful. The Spring Festival tosses fan favorite heroes into bunny costumes and adds a new, lighthearted side story to battle through. But it’s mostly about those absurd outfits.Read more......

    The Xbox One’s new UI just dropped. It emphasizes streaming games with the just-released Beam app, discovery and sharing over navigating to apps you already use regularly. It’s also a little faster. Read more......
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    How long do you spend browsing Netflix for something to watch? If you are anything like me, 80% of Saturday night is spent searching for a movie to watch… before deciding, once again, on reruns of your favorite sitcom, simply because you’re tired of searching. And what if you want to find things beyond what Netflix offers? You’d have to deal with IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes, which are just plain frustrating to search. My solution: Create a chatbot that finds movies and provides information about them to me. Ideally, I should be able to message the chatbot from my phone — there’s nothing more appealing than talking to a robot while waiting for the tea to brew....

    Indirect communication is a widely used communication paradigm in distributed systems. It decouples distributed entities — message senders and receivers from each other. Every indirect communication technique employs some intermediary service or component to achieve the indirection between distributed entities. Among other indirect communication techniques, Message Broker provides the indirection for publish-subscribe and message queue systems. This article provides a theoretical and technical background of message broker systems and a performance comparison of commonly used message broker systems today like ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, Kafka, and AWS SQS....

    Few industries have been affected by technology disruption as much as retail banking. Despite banks having a reputation for being “slow to change,” it is phenomenal how fast the industry is evolving. For more established banks, though, transforming to serve the changing habits and requirements of today’s consumers continues to pose challenges, while also creating new, untapped opportunities. To emphasize how important the key technological trends and advancements are, you only have to read the 2017 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions report from industry expert Jim Marous of The Financial Brand....

    All of us working with Agile software development and DevOps owe a huge debt of gratitude to Toyota Motor Corporation. Agile manufacturing’s focus on tools, processes, and training to quickly respond to customer needs was what led directly to the Agile Manifesto. The same can be said about DevOps’ development from Agile manufacturing and the five whys. Problems (specifically ones dealing with software releases) do not have a single root cause and require iterations to find it. Toyota found anecdotally that five iterations is the number required to find the ultimate root cause....

    When you hear HTTP and encryption typically your first thought is SSL. SSL allows for encoding entire communications between client and server, but what if there is a need to encrypt the content in a way that the other side can only store it and whoever will request it in the future will need a proper key to decrypt it? The "Encrypted Content-Encoding for HTTP" (in version 07 at the moment of writing this) aims at providing a standard solution for such scenarios. In this post and the following post, I'm going to show how it can be used with HttpClient. The "aes128gcm" Encoding The "Encrypted Content-Encoding for HTTP" introduces a new value for Content-Encoding header - aes128gcm. This encoding allows for transferring encrypted data together with information necessary to decrypt them when somebody knows the key. The e...

    While I was bouncing back and forth between Go, JavaScript, and some Elixir, some patterns and thoughts emerged; and please bear with me even if there are better solutions to these samples. The solutions provided are intended merely to get across the concepts under discussion - so they are demonstrative pseudocode. Puzzle Pieces The problem: we need to apply some functionality/computation to sets of data in a uniform way. So, to take an example, let’s write a map utility for slices, which will map/apply a function to all the items in a slice of any kind, and gives us a slice of the same length with items of another kind. How about:...

    There is a new application developer in town and they are not in your IT Department. They may be the accountant that sits next to you, the project manager on the second floor, or any subject matter expert in your company. “Citizen developers” are digitally transforming enterprises more quickly than ever with low-code and no-code platforms — and enterprises who use this new methodology for Agile delivery are seeing drastic reductions in cost, as well as exponential innovation within the company. Coined by Gartneras “end users who create new business applications for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT,” citizen developers are individuals with non-traditional coding skills. So, why and how are low-code and no-code platforms taking over?...

    In this Splice Machine tutorial, we will demonstrate how users can utilize show commands and other general commands in the command prompt to facilitate the administration of a Splice Machine Cluster. Topics covered include:...

    JAX-RS 2.1 just posted its first early draft review. Because of the now accelerated Java EE 8 schedule, the rest of the steps towards finalization of the specification is going to happen very quickly. As the release versioning indicates, this is a relatively minor JAX-RS release. However, there are a few very important changes in the release both for JAX-RS users and server-side Java developers at large. Besides smaller grain items, these are the major changes in JAX-RS 2.1:...

    I’ve written previously about an interesting new startup called EchoPixel who use virtual reality to help prepare surgeons for the operation they’re about to undertake. The 3D creations can be examined via the zSpace platform, with surgeons able to fully manipulate the images, including dissecting them using a stylus device. Indeed, should they require a fly-through of the colon, such functionality is available to them....
    Considering I have a basic nav like list: <nav> <ul> <li id="unhide" style="display:none;"></li> <li></li> <li></li> </ul> </nav> And some jquery... jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $("#unhide").on('mouseenter', function() { $(this).css('display', 'block'); }).on('mouseleave', function() { $(this).css('display', 'none'); }) }) Why would the menu temporarily show while the page is loading but when the loading has completed, it's properly hidden. How can I fix that?...

    I am a beginner in c#. When I have write a hello world application with c# on visual studio 2017, it cannot run with the follow information: "dotnet.exe" is not an internal or external command, nor a program that can be run How can I do to fix this issue? Thanks very much!...

    I am trying to slightly modify some sample code for a USB device that reads serial data. The current way the data is displayed is very confusing. The device reads 30 bits worth of data. The following section of code is what I am trying to manipulate... private string GetDataString() { string strTemp; strTemp = ""; if ((m_Msg.MSGTYPE & TPCANMessageType.PCAN_MESSAGE_RTR) == TPCANMessageType.PCAN_MESSAGE_RTR) return "Remote Request"; else // UNCOMMENT FOR DECIMAL for (int i = Form1.GetLengthFromDLC(m_Msg.DLC, (m_Msg.MSGTYPE & TPCANMessageType.PCAN_MESSAGE_FD) == 0) - 1; i >= 0; i--) strTemp += string.Format("{0:000} ", m_Msg.DATA[i]); //// UNCOMMENT FOR HEX //for (int i = Form1.GetLengthFromDLC(m_Msg.DLC, (m_Msg.MSGTYPE & TPCANMessageType.PCAN_MESSAGE_FD) == 0) - 1; i >= 0; i--) /...

    Background: My ultimate goal in asking the following question is to turn the following into a function. In short, I have a curve placed above multiple concentric ellipses (ovals). The core issue is how to match the curve above these ellipses so if the curve changes the ellipses change accordingly. Details: More specifically, I want to have 11 concentric ellipses (see below image). At the outer edge of these 11 ellipses, I need 13 line segments to go up to attach to the curve line (see image below). The curve shown below is a Cauchy distribution (see last line of R code below the image). But this curve can be any other symmetric curve (e.g., normal distribution, t-distribution). Question: How can I determine (match) the coordinates of the ellipses with the line segment that must exactly connect to the outer edge of the ellipses? (I've tried somethi...

    I'm learning Python and recently started with the OOP part. I know there are different ways to create objects but I do not know what the best practice is, or why. Create objects with arguments or without arguments? Then I do understand the best way to change the attributes is with method calls. Code: class Human(object): def __init__(self): self.name = '' self.age = 0 def set_name(self, name): self.name = name def set_age(self, age): self.age = age class Humans(object): def __init__(self, name, age): self.name = name self.age = age def set_names(self, name): self.name = name def set_ages(self, age): self.age = age # Create object without arguments boy = Human() boy.set_name('Peter') boy.set_age(30) # Or create object with arguments girl = Humans('Sandra', 40) ...

    I am unable to understand the situation when I try to initialize the enum variable as global, i.e., outside of any scope. For example if I try to compile below code: #include <stdio.h> enum suit { club = 0, diamonds = 10, hearts = 20, spades = 3 } card; card = club; int main() { printf("Size of enum variable = %d bytes", sizeof(card)); return 0; } Following compilation errors happen: prog.c:9:1: warning: data definition has no type or storage class card = club; ^ prog.c:9:1: warning: type defaults to 'int' in declaration of 'card' [Wimplicit-int] prog.c:9:1: error: conflicting types for 'card' prog.c:8:3: note: previous declaration of 'card' was here } card; ^ But when I put the initialization within the main() scope , no error occurs like the code below: #include <stdio.h> enum suit { club = 0, diamonds = 10, hearts = 20, spades = 3 } ca...

    I want to insert data onto placeholders after I write in a text box. I found an alternative solution with Drop-down select: <html> <head> <script> function showUser(str) { if (str == "") { document.getElementById("txtHint").innerHTML = ""; return; } else { if (window.XMLHttpRequest) { // code for IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest(); } else { // code for IE6, IE5 xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP"); } xmlhttp.onreadystatechange = function() { if (this.readyState == 4 && this.status == 200) { document.getElementById("txtHint").innerHTML = this.responseText; } }; xmlhttp.open("GET","getuser.php?q="+str,true); xmlhttp.send(); } } </script> </head> <body> <form> <select name="users" onchange="showUser(thi...

    I'm trying to solve the following problem: What is the smallest number of factoriais summed that are needed to be equal an given number a? (1 ? a ? 10^5) Example: Input: 10, Output: 3. (10 = 3! + 2! + 2!) Input: 25, Output: 2. (25 = 4! + 1!) My code: #include<bits/stdc++.h> using namespace std; int a; int rec(int vet){ int count = 0; a = a - vet; if(a >= vet){ count++; rec(vet); } count++; return count; } int main(){ int vet[8] = {1}, count = 0; cin >> a; for(int i = 2; i <= 8; i++){ vet[i-1] = vet[i-2]*i; } for(int i = 7; i >= 0; i--){ if(a < vet[i]){ continue; } count += rec(vet[i]); } cout << count << endl; } My logic: ...

    I'm trying to write a very simple regex script in python that matches all lowercase characters, but the matcher is returning "None" Here's my code: p = re.compile('[a-z]+') print(p.match('This is a test')) p ...

    I'm having a little bit of trouble understanding how composite keys are supposed to work with Entity Framework or SQL in general. This is how my table looks like: COD_ITEM COD_ITEM_VERSION ITEM_NAME 1 1 A 1 2 A 1 3 A 2 1 A 2 2 A 2 3 A 2 4 A 2 5 A 3 1 A I need to list those items, but only the last version of each one... so I'd have this output: COD_ITEM COD_ITEM_VERSION ITEM_NAME 1 3 A 2 5 A 3 1 A I tried this but it didn't work, and it throws an error if the table is empty. db.T_ITEMS.GroupBy(r => r.COD_ITEM).Last().ToList(); How...
Hacks

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  • lifehacker
    When I was asked to cover the Unconference in Los Angeles last week, I have to admit that I was a more than a little uncomfortable with the idea. I’m not big on traveling, and the idea of meeting a lot of folks was a little intimidating. Surely meeting Hackaday readers in person would be like walking into a real-life version of the comments section of a particularly controversial post. Right? I couldn’t have been more wrong. The LA Unconference, held at the Supplyframe Design Lab in Pasadena, was a far more collegial and engaging conference than any I’ve been …read more...

    The four bar linkage is a type of mechanical linkage that is used in many different devices. A few examples are: locking pliers, bicycles, oil well pumps, loaders, internal combustion engines, compressors, and pantographs. In biology we can also find examples of this linkage, as in the human knee joint, where the mechanism allows rotation and keeps the two legs bones attached to each other. It is also present in some fish jaws that evolved to take advantage of the force multiplication that the four bar mechanism can provide. How It Works The study of linkages started with Archimedes who …read more...

    Join [Jørgen Kragh Jakobsen], Analog/digital Design Engineer at Merus-Audio, for this week’s Hack Chat. Every week, we find a few interesting people making the things that make the things that make all the things, sit them down in front of a computer, and get them to spill the beans on how modern manufacturing and technology actually happens. This is the Hack Chat, and it’s happening this Friday, March 31, at noon PDT (20:00 UTC). Jørgen’s company has developed a line of multi level Class D amplifiers that focus on power reduction to save battery life in mobile application without losing …read more...

    If you are a Linux user that has to use Windows — or even a Windows user that needs some Linux support — Cygwin has long been a great tool for getting things done. It provides a nearly complete Linux toolset. It also provides almost the entire Linux API, so that anything it doesn’t supply can probably be built from source. You can even write code on Windows, compile and test it and (usually) port it over to Linux painlessly. However, Cygwin’s package management is a little clunky and setting up the GUI environment has always been tricky, especially for …read more...

    In the last edition of Don’t Fear the Filter, we built up two examples of the simplest and most-used active filter of all time: the two-pole Sallen-Key lowpass. This time, we’re going to put two of these basic filter blocks in a row, and end up with a much sharper lowpass filter as well as a bandpass filter. For the bandpass, we’ll need to build up a quick highpass filter as well. Bonus! I claimed last time that the Sallen-Key lowpass would cover something like 80% of your filtering needs. (And 72.4% of all statistics are totally made up!) These …read more...

    Back the late 2000s, when netbooks were the latest craze, some models would come with an inbuilt 3G modem for Internet access. At the time, proper mobile Internet was a hip cool thing too — miles ahead of the false prophet known as WAP. These modems would often slot into a Mini PCI-e slot in the netbook motherboard. [delokaver] figured out how to use these 3G cards over USB instead. It’s actually a fairly straightforward hack. The Mini PCI-e standard has a couple of pins dedicated to USB data lines, which the modem in question uses for communicating with the …read more...

    Ever since the Raspberry Pi was released to an eager public just over five years ago there is one project that seems to have been tackled more frequently than any other using the small computer from Cambridge: that of making a laptop with Pi for brains. Perhaps you feel you have had your fill of Pi laptops both good and bad, but it’s still a project that can bring up some surprises. [Archie Roques] is a young maker from Norwich, UK, and at the Raspberry Pi birthday party in early March he had rather an unusual laptop. He’d done the …read more...
    If you’re the sort of person that’s ditched clunky laptops in favor of a svelte tablet lifestyle, you’ll be happy to hear that Google has finally optimized their calendar app just for the iPad.Read more......

    Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved a measure that killed an upcoming FCC ruling that would have required internet providers to ask your permission to sell your browsing data. Now, everyone’s trying to find a way around this, and virtual private networks (VPNs) are the most popular means of doing so. But…Read more......

     One million dollars sounds like a hell of a lot of money, but when it comes to retirement, it might not take you as far as you think. The Wall Street Journal refers to this perspective as “the illusion of wealth.” Here’s what it means.Read more......

    Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is very important because as you probably know, Samsung is in a bit of trouble. The Note 7 explosions from last summer continue to haunt the company, and Samsung’s leadership is currently embroiled in a scandal that is, to put it gently, totally bananas. The company needs a big win lest it be…Read more......

    A cheese plate can be many things. A party platter, a snack, even a meal—a cheese plate can all of these things and more. It doesn’t require any cooking, but crafting a perfectly harmonious plate of delicious dairy is a delicate balancing act, and some forethought is required.Read more......

    OxyLED’s OxySense motion-sensing closet light is one of the best-selling products in Kinja Deals history, and it’s easy to see why. You can stick it anywhere, it turns itself on and off, and it’s super cheap. Today, add two individual lights your cart (not the 2-pack available on the page), and get both for $15 with…Read more......

    Paleofuture North Korean Defector Describes the Shock of Adjusting to a Society With Advanced Technology | Deadspin Where Will The Raiders Play The Next Three Years? | Jezebel A Creepy Young Man Showed Up on Chloe Grace Moretz’s Doorstep With Cookies, So She Called the Cops | The Root...

    Nintendo Switch accessories from Anker, Echo Dot 3-packs, and

    All the different labels on food can make it difficult to figure out what you’re actually buying at the grocery store. But there are some which do give useful information. These three new labels help you make the best choice without having to read all the fine print on every package.Read more......

    Amazon’s Alexa is basically the operating system of the home, but to fully appreciate it, you need to scatter Echoes and Echo Dots around your house until they can basically hear your from anywhere. If you’re ready to fully commit, Amazon’s offering a solid discount on the already-affordable Echo Dot ...
Anime

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  • n4g
  • thatanimeblog
    Media distributor Anime Limited announced on Monday that it is partnering with Studio 4°C to launch a Kickstarter campaign for a Blu-ray Disc release of the Mind Game anime. The campaign for this 2004 film directed by Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong, The Tatami Galaxy, Kick-Heart, Devilman crybaby) will launch on Thursday, March 30 at 12:00 p.m. BST (7:00 a.m. EDT)....

    All the inside references in this episode of Akiba's Trip warm my shriveled gamer heart.

    Entertainment news source The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Sunday that Lionsgate's new Power Rangers film earned US$40.5 million in its opening weekend in the United States, ranking #2 in the box office behind Beauty and the Beast. The film earned US$18.7 million outside of the United States for a global total of US$59.2 million....

    I was saddened to learn this week of the death of famed mangaka Daisuke Sato, best known as the co-creator of the action/horror/harem series Highschool of the Dead. After being diagnosed with ische

    Anime News Network: "The Shin Godzilla film sold 47,427 copies to rank #2 on the overall DVD chart. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Limited First Pressing) landed at #3 with 25,512 copies. B-PROJECT ~Kod*Ambitious~ Brilliant*Party debuted at #9 with 6,943 copies."...

    Anime News Network: "The Blu-ray Special Edition for the Shin Godzilla film sold 81,919 copies to rank #1 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. The regular edition was #2 with 55,402 copies. The Special Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Bundle was #4 with 23,477 copies."...

    Anime News Network: "The executive committee for the 10th Manga Taisho awards announced during the awards ceremony on Tuesday that Mitsuharu Yanamoto's Hibiki: Shsetsuka ni Naru Hh (Hibiki ~How to Become a Novelist~) manga won this year's award."...

    Writer and manga creator Daisuke Sat passed away due to ischemic heart disease on March 22. He was 52. His immediate family have already held a funeral service, and his younger sister Yko Shinmy was the chief mourner....

    Anime Now: "If you have been watching Onihei Hankacho The Animation, you may have noticed something rather interesting."

    This is my first time reading My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected @ Comic, and it is pretty easy to jump into, despite the contents not being ... Read More
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