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The Internet Reacts To The Original Star Wars

Imagine an alternate universe where the Star Wars movies were released in chronological order – where Episodes I to III were the original, beloved trilogy. How would the internet have reacted to the film that followed? More »      This is only a snippet of article written by Chris Jager Read Full Article

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Microsoft takes legal action to disrupt North Korean cybercrime group

Microsoft has taken legal action against a North Korean cybercrime group called Thallium to prevent it from further attacking users. A Virginia court issued an order allowing Microsoft to take control of the 50 domains used by Thallium to cyberattack users. Most of the victims were government workers, university staff members and employees of human rights organizations. Microsoft says that by taking over the sites, Thallium won’t be able to use them in future attacks. The hackers posed as Microsoft…

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Y2K 20-20: How a New Year’s mass scare became an embarrassing joke – National

If the worst-case Y2K predictions had come true, the technology apocalypse would have hit at midnight on Jan. 1, 2000, plunging the world into a new dark age. The global banking system would have collapsed, medical devices would have stopped working, planes would have fallen out of the sky, nuclear reactors would have melted down and egg timers would have turned into tiny bombs, all because of one fatal design flaw in calendar-based human technologies around the globe. That flaw…

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GigaOm Analysts Share Their 2020 Predictions for Enterprise IT – Gigaom

Blog We’d All Like 2020 Vision, Right? gigaom80 Dec 31, 2019 – 8:07 AM CST Credit: inkoly Here at GigaOm we’re looking at how leading-edge technologies impact the enterprise, and what organizations can do to gear up for the future. Here’s a take from several of our analysts about what to watch for in enterprise IT and beyond, this coming year and in years to come.  From Kubernetesization to workforce automation, data center shrink and the rise of the architect,…

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FileVoyager is a freeware dual pane file manager and file viewer for Windows

FileVoyager is quite a bit different compared to your average file manager program. It’s a hybrid dual pane file manager and file viewer, and has plenty of features that set it apart. Tip: check out recently reviewed file managers such as File Commander, Tablacus Explorer, or Altap Salamander. The application has a ribbon interface which some like and others dislike. The massive number of icons and information that is displayed on the screen may be confusing to first time users…

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Launch a New Tech Career in the New Year With Stone River eLearning

With the New Year fast approaching, now is a good time to reflect on the previous 12 months and plan ahead. If you want to switch jobs or climb the career ladder in 2020, Stone River eLearning can help. This online platform offers unlimited access to over 300 certified courses on code, design, animation, and many more skills. Right now, you can get lifetime membership for only $59 via MakeUseOf Deals. Learn Anything In times past, recruiters would only consider…

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5G rolls out to 13 more cities across the UK – find out if yours is on the list

02 customers across the country will now be able to access super-fast mobile wifi (Image: PA) O2 has expanded its 5G network to another 13 towns and cities across the UK. The company, which first launched 5G in some UK sites in October, has now expanded its network to cover customers in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Bradford, Sheffield, Coventry, Nottingham, Norwich, Bristol, Derby and Stoke. The expansion takes the Spanish-owned firm’s network to a total of 20 locations across…

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All the rumors in one place

Android Headlines Update: December 31, 2019 (3:00 PM ET): In a recent tweet by SamMobile, we get a look at the possible upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite. The Tweet includes pictures of the front and back of the device, as well as pictures highlighting the S Pen, the device system information, and the device boot graphic. Hello Galaxy Note 10 Lite #GalaxyNote10lite pic.twitter.com/e5ZK9NCv75 — SamMobile (@SamMobiles) December 31, 2019 These photos seem to line up with what we’ve seen…

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Christmas calories – should you trust your fitness tracker? – Which? News

It’s normal to overindulge a bit during the Christmas period – in fact some studies suggest the average Brit consumes two to three times the recommended daily amount of calories on Christmas Day alone.  Soaring gym memberships, New Year’s resolutions and faithful promises to stick to a new fitness or exercise regime are a common byproduct of a seasonal splurge, and if you’re trying to burn off that festive excess, a fitness tracker or smartwatch can be invaluable to help…

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ProtonMail’s ProtonCalendar beta is the ‘first fully encrypted calendar app’

Privacy and security are the guiding principles of ProtonMail, and now the company is expanding beyond email. The company has launched a beta version of ProtonCalendar, a privacy-focused alternative to Google Calendar. ProtonMail claims that this is the “first fully encrypted calendar app”, and says it offers a viable alternative to the companies (i.e. Google)  that “companies snoop on your calendar and use that information to inform their advertising”. Protected by end-to-end encryption, data in ProtonCalendar is kept completely private.…

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The Complete Guide To Find & Disavow Bad Links From Google Search Console

Google penalizes you not only for harmful links from your site but also for the harmful links to your website from other bad websites. And this is when most webmasters think it’s something out of their control. But, there’re many ways to get rid of such kind of penalty. The biggest challenge is finding out the bad links pointing to your website so that you can ask the owner to remove them. And when anyhow you find them by using…

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$7 LAST CHANCE – Teacher Tech

Happy New Year! Time to get used to writing 2020! Wrap your brain around 2020, seems weird to write or type. The world has changed since I started teaching in 1999. The iPhone did not exist! Facebook did not exist! What will be the new norm 21 years from now? Well, I did not see the iPhone or Facebook coming so I can confidently say I have NO CLUE! But adapt or die as the adage goes. How will we…

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Personalized Learning (Ed Tech Tuesdays Pick Five Series)

The next sessions of our GSD Ed Tech Tuesdays professional development series start up the week after Winter Recess. Join us in the library at Granite Connection High School on January 7, 2020 or at the TLC on January 21, 2020 to explore the what, why, and how of personalized learning. In personalized learning, students engage in relevant material and instruction that challenges them appropriately and is based on their interests, skills, and needs. When learning is personalized, every student engages with…

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2019 EmergingEdTech Year in Review: Your Faves & My Faves

Before we Head Off Into a New Decade, Let’s Take a Moment to Reflect on Another Year of Learning, Sharing, and Connecting Well, another year draws to a close as we are about to embark on an exciting new decade! I can hardly believe it is going to be 2020. For as long as I can remember, that has seemed like the far flung future, yet here we are. Being a blogger, I am obviously prone to reflection, a fundamental…

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Wyze Server Hacked 2.4 Million Records Exposed #1415

We wrap up 2019 with another hack Wyze the inexpensive surveillance camera company was hacked and even worse may show some health data being sent to China. This is the last show for 2019 and I wish everyone a safe New Year. I’ll be back with a show on Thursday and then off to Vegas for CES. We strongly hope you will consider a one-time insider donation and or an annual subscription. Podcast (video): Play in new window | Download…

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Twitter bans Animated PNG files

Dec 24, 2019 Posted by Dr. Nidhi Arora in Tech News | 0 comments Twitter has blocked animated PNG (APNG) files because the format doesn’t respect autoplay settings. This is expected to be a threat to the people with sensitivity to motion and flashing imagery including those with… This is only a snippet of article written by Dr. Nidhi Arora Read Full Article

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You can do better than a 10% discount for Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 premium.

If you’re going to buy Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 premium, don’t pay full price. Sometimes, when you’re on the Nuance website, just as you’re about to leave, they will offer you a discount. When I bought the voice recognition software, it offered me a 20% discount which I took right away. (Darn.) Yesterday, I was peeking around the site and just as I was about to leave, it offered me a 10% discount. The long and the short of it is…

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Key Considerations When Selecting a Point of Sales (POS) Systems » Martech Zone

Point of sale (POS) solutions were once relatively simple, but there are now a wide range of options, each offering unique features. A robust point of sale service can make your company significantly more efficient and have a positive effect on the bottom line. What is a POS? A Point of Sale system is a combination of hardware and software that enables a merchant to sell and collect payments for on location sales. Modern POS systems can be software-based and…

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Phones and more: The best of everything mobile from 2019

Neither the fanciest nor the cheapest: The most useful gadgets of 2019 Usually these end of year gadget listings are dominated by expensive items such as smartphones and monster desktop PCs. This listing is different. The term best is subjective, but after testing out a number of smartphones, wearables, tablets, and other mobile gear over the past year, I have developed some informed opinions on the tech we use daily. Some devices are clearly the best for everyone, while others…

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Games of the decade: TechRadar’s favorite games from the last ten years

It’s been quite a decade in gaming. We’ve seen consoles come and go, game subscription services rise, remasters reign and technology go beyond beyond our wildest dreams. Streamers have become household names, esports has become a booming industry and we can finally play console-quality games on our phones that put the likes of Snake to shame. The last ten years have been a rollercoaster. But when we look back on the 2010s as a decade, what games will truly stand…

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