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In wake of data breaches, hunt for SIN alternatives intensifies – National

In the wake of data breaches at both of Canada’s credit monitoring agencies, some experts say the problem isn’t theft of social insurance numbers and other information, but rather our approach to proving who we are. READ MORE: Waterloo police issue warning about social insurance number scammers As social insurance numbers (SINs) continue to flow into the hands of hackers, industry players and consumers are increasingly on the hunt for an overhaul to how we identify ourselves in the digital…

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Sending An ESP32 Into Space

Just two weeks ago, the crew from the International Space Station released a photo of their nine crew members – an odd number considering that the facility only has space to house six astronauts at a time. In fact, the crew had just gathered for a celebratory dinner before three of the astronauts were to return home. The new astronauts joining including Hazza Al Mansouri, the first astronaut from the United Arab Emirates (who has since returned from his mission),…

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“The TED Interview” podcast kicks off season 3

The TED Interview launches its newest season on October 9, 2019. Last season notably featured Bill Gates, Monica Lewinsky and Susan Cain — and you can expect another thoughtful lineup of scientists, thinkers and artists for the new season. Season 3 features eight episodes, during which head of TED Chris Anderson will continue to inspire curiosity with in-depth conversations on our consciousness, the ways we navigate community and the power of embracing paradox. During Season 3, Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert…

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You Can Now Make Google Assistant Talk Like Issa Rae

Issa Rae, the American actress, writer, director, and producer, has lent her voice to Google Assistant. Once enabled, certain questions will elicit answers from Issa Rae, including in-jokes and references just for fans of Rae and her work. In April 2019, Google persuaded John Legend to lend his voice to Google Assistant You Can Now Make Google Assistant Sound Like John Legend You Can Now Make Google Assistant Sound Like John Legend If you’re tired of hearing the standard Google…

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The Overlooked Benefits of Teaching Kids to Code

Most parents are aware of the potential career benefits of knowing how to code. Parents mistakenly believe that coding is something kids should begin doing in high school and college. Rarely is a parent or even educators aware of what coding is actually teaching. Most people only see a potential future career in the coding or tech sector. What are the overlooked benefits of teaching kids to code? Explore how coding develops a child’s analytic and creative thinking, transforming them…

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When should you expect to get it? (Updated Oct. 11)

Officially called Android 10, the next major version of Android launched September 3, 2019. The Android 10 update began rolling out to all Pixel phones, including the original Pixel and Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL. What about other devices? Which ones already have Android 10, and which ones are expected to get the update at some point? Read on to find out everything you need to know…

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Five things to do with a Windows 7 laptop after the Microsoft support deadline – Which? News

Microsoft will stop supporting the 10-year-old Windows 7 operating system with security updates on 14 January 2020. If you can’t – or don’t fancy – paying for a Windows 10 licence, don’t consign your machine to the scrapheap. Opt for one of our alternatives instead. Ready to upgrade? Browse all the best laptops from our tests.  1. Upgrade to Windows 10 for free It is possible to upgrade Windows 10 for free, and it’s worth a try if you haven’t…

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Grobo is Now Available for Download on Android – Droid Life

A game I mentioned back in September has finally made its way to Google Play, called Grobo, a gravity-centric puzzle platformer. In it, you play as Grobo, a little robot that can control the gravity around it. The game features 48 puzzles, as well as five chapters of storyline. Features 48 levels filled with complex puzzles that will challenge the way you think about gravity Endearing narrative full of hardship and mystery Painterly, hand-drawn visuals paired with an enchanting soundtrack…

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Applications of 3D Body Scanning

The use of 3D body scanning is expanding far beyond the medical and security worlds. The idea to recreate 3D models has been around for thousands of years. You can follow it back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians. They would make plaster casts of mummies heads that took tremendous amounts of time. With the invention of computers, recreating a 3D model takes far less time and offers more accurate representations. 3D body scanning has a short history spanning…

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Two Different Approaches to Data Storage Analytics – Gigaom

In one of my latest reports, “Key Criteria for Evaluating Enterprise Block Storage,” I wrote that analytics is one of those features that make a difference and has an impact on overall system usability as well CTO. System-level monitoring and analytics The number of vendors providing this kind of functionality is now pretty large but the level of functionalities they offer can be totally different and, sometimes, different products from the same vendors have different tools! Some of the tools…

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Google Maps is rolling out Voice Guidance for people with impaired vision or those who want to walk device free – Ausdroid

To mark the importance of World Sight Day Google has unveiled their new Voice Guidance feature for walking directions in Google Maps. Voice Guidance annotates the world via audio description ,adding rich auditory information about the users navigation path to their destination. The enhanced guidance provides cure about distance, upcoming turns and any specific geographical information that would help a visually impaired person, or anyone, navigate through the real world environment. Developed in conjunction with a team at Google and…

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Canada’s CIO Strategy Council publishes national AI standards

In what it claims is a world first, Canada’s CIO Strategy Council has released a new set of standards to help organizations responsibly deploy emerging technologies with machine learning running under the hood. The not-for-profit organization earned its accreditation to develop National Standards of Canada from the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) earlier this year. With the pace of innovation outpacing existing current regulations, the council decided to develop a set of standards – with the help of 100 experts…

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Any adult knows that bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. It now regularly happens in the cyberworld. Kids don’t expect that and often don’t know how to handle it. In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. She believed her tormentors’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. She’s not the only…

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4 YouTube Channels for Learning Artificial Intelligence Free!

YouTube Channels for Learning Artificial Intelligence Free In this article, we will look into 4 YouTube channels worth following as part of your Artificial Intelligence learning. Let me make a disclaimer before proceeding, we are neither associated nor paid for suggesting these channels, and it’s not a promotion for the channels suggested here. These channels are producing worthy contents related to AI and similar topics, hence sharing it here for the information purpose only. Hope you have read the previous…

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Difference between Web Development and Web Design Agencies!

This is an era of digital transformation; technology is as agile as weather, it keeps on changing, improvising and advancing towards smart adaptability and intelligence. Living in the 21st century if an individual does not have an email ID he is considered dead, similarly if being a business person you do not have a website you will be considered dumb. You are killing the business by yourself and not accepting the importance of digital media. You need to pace up,…

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Apple’s worst product is still Apple’s worst product

On the whole, I think that Apple has far more hits than misses when it comes to product quality. Sure, like every other company, Apple has things that miss the mark, but there’s one Apple product that’s consistently awful. Charging cables. Must read: Apple’s hardware ecosystem has grown messy and frustratingly inconsistent Regular readers will know how much I detest Apple’s cables. iPhone charging cables have been a particular bugbear for me over the years because of how fragile they…

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Wi-Fi 6 routers: the best Wi-Fi 6 routers you can buy in 2019

Just when we were getting used to Wireless-AC, there’s a new standard creeping its way onto the market. Thankfully, the Wi-Fi Alliance has realized how confusing the 802.11b/g/n/ac/ax nomenclature is for consumers. So, now you’ll be looking for the best Wi-Fi 6 router instead of trying to figure out what random letter combination is the latest and greatest. So what’s Wi-Fi 6, and why should you care? Well, Wi-Fi 6 is the successor to 802.11ac (commonly branded as Wireless-AC) and…

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How to Turn Your Computer on From Across the House

Finally, to wake up your computer over the network, you’ll need a Wake-on-LAN app on your phone, laptop, or other device. Some programs come with Wake-on-LAN built-in. For example, TeamViewer has a “Wake Up” button you can press to wake up any sleeping PC connected to your TeamViewer account. You’ll need to check the documentation for your own remote access tool to see if it supports Wake-on-LAN, and what settings you need to enable for it to work. In other…

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LG SL9YG review: Atmos-pheric sound and Google Assistant in a classy package

Dolby Atmos soundbars have been around for a few years now, but each new iteration somehow manages to pack even more tech into a even less expensive package. However, it took until 2019 before I was finally able to recommend an Atmos soundbar — one that offered both affordability and performance: the Vizio SB36512. Given the existence of the Vizio, does it still make sense to spend any more than $500 on a soundbar?  For higher-end buyers, yes, it does.…

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