Free public Wi-Fi networks are all around us - at airports, public libraries, local cafes, shops, public transport...
What kinds of threats do public wireless internet networks pose?
Hackers know that it's pretty easy to confuse people looking for free Wi-Fi. They hope to choose their fake network while browsing through the available networks.
Hackers can easily take control of a Wi-Fi router, even if it's official if it's not configured properly. Then it is up to them to see how your information comes to them alone.
These are situations where fraudsters give their Wi-Fi network an almost identical name to a real one, hoping to click on them.
For example, "Mirza Library" will be changed to "mrezabiblioteka" and will wait for someone to "catch".
In such cases, you need to be careful about exactly which network you have "hooked up" the first time your employees tell you the Wi-Fi network or look for the sign with this information that is most often attached in a prominent place.
Five steps to help protect yourself when using public Wi-Fi networks:
If you already have to use a public Wi-Fi network, avoid those that require your personal information, such as a bank account, ID number, or address. Never perform financial transactions over a public Wi-Fi network or share personal data and passwords. Never!
Check the network name and compare it with others. Do not connect to a public network such as an airport or library unless the name information is told to you by an employee or is not clearly visible in the space.
Use protected Internet sites that use the HTTPS protocol, which is a secure version of the HTTP standard. If you do not see the letter "S" do not use that site.
Use antivirus. Many security and antivirus programs protect you from malware (malware) that tries to enter a password into your system to make it easier to access. Cybersecurity experts keep repeating this, but we will repeat: always have a firewall on and use complex passwords.
Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN is not all-powerful, but it will protect you while using public Wi-Fi (even when using your private Wi-Fi at home). See it as your own private tunnel that takes you from your location (home, library, airport, McDonald's, Starbucks) to the site you want to visit. A VPN protects the "journey" from your home site to your website.
A few years ago, we talked about the tremendous advantages of the tenth version of the MiniTool Partition Wizard. This tool is a significant upgrade of the integrated tool in the Windows operating system. With MiniTool Partition, you can create, cancel, delete, copy, or modify partitions, and clone or convert discs. The benefits do not stop there and will not disappoint you if you want to check if there is a problem with a drive, perform tests, scan for lost or invalid partitions, and more.
The reason why we are writing again for the MiniTool Partition Wizard is that the eleventh version is significantly better than the previous one, both in terms of appearance and efficiency.
First, the MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 11 features a Disk Benchmark, a useful tool for gaining insight into your drive's performance by performing numerous tests for writing and reading data. The Space Analyzer tool will be found if you want to find out what the situation with your free space is and what files endanger its existence. Namely, start the scanning process and you will soon find out which files, folders, and applications use the most space.
These and all previous features are ready for activation through a visual-refreshed interface, behind which the hood is hidden and numerous bug fixes and irregularities that make it significantly more optimized for working in Windows 10 environment.
The MiniTool Partition Wizard is delivered in a free and billing version. For most users, the free version and how the work will end, but if you want more opportunities for dealing with lost partitions, as well as conversion tools, a one-time payment of $ 60 is required. Also, beware of the installation that you accept. If you choose, the installation package will attempt to impose unwanted, additional software tools.
Borderlands 3 has been announced and, so, does not move too far from the pre-determined template. For many, this is an extremely good thing, and the official trailer has managed to intrigue most fans.
As you can expect, Borderlands 3 continues the rogue shooting adventures not only of Pandora but also of several other worlds, with tons and tons of weapons. On this occasion, however, we will not talk about gameplay mechanics, but rather focus on the release of the game.
Borderlands 3 is released on September 13th. The date was already assumed by the few traces left with the first trailer, and the things fit perfectly with the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the first Borderlands game. Totally anticipated, the third game will have a seasonal pass. Traditionally, as with previous games, the seasonal pass will have four add-ons that will expand the campaign with a new story, weapons, and locations. Unconventional for this series, the troika will be the first game that will not be released on Steam. With the desire to attract as many profits as possible, Gearbox decided to sell the game exclusively to the Epic Store in half a year. Therefore, Borderlands 3 will appear on Steam until spring 2020.
At Epic Store, the basic version of Borderlands 3 will be sold for $ 60. For $ 20 more, you have a Deluxe edition available, and for $ 100 you get the Super Deluxe edition. Both editions contain cosmetic values, as well as amplifiers for experiential points and elements. Super Deluxe is the version that comes with the seasonal pass. After exiting the game, the price of this edition will jump from 100 to 120 dollars. The four successive accessories will be sold well, but the price for such a thing is not yet defined.
Gearbox plans to offer an even more expensive edition. Diamond Loot Chest Collector's Edition costs $ 250 incredible, and besides all content from the Super Deluxe edition, there are several physical items available, such as a replica of a precious chest, ten figures with the game characters, a model from the Sanctuary 3 ship, four pendants keys, map, posters, and a box.
Intel introduced a new processor for the Xeon Platinum 9200 server. It is a true beast that comes with 56 physical and 112 virtual cores. The company announces that this processor is intended for users with the need for the highest performance. The new processors are part of Intel's second-generation scalable processors.
The CPU is of course intended for servers and data centers. This is the first processor with Cascade Lake architecture. Besides the number of cores, the new processor comes with Optane support, support for faster DRAM, new configurations and better specialization for different processors from the series. In addition to these processors, hardware support has been made to reduce the dangers of Specter and Meltdown. With this even though Intel did not change the micro-architecture compared to the previous generation, however, with greater security and better focus on implementation, Intel offers better processors in this series, says AnandTech.
Xeon 9200 comes with 1 MB L2 cache per core; maximum 38.5 MB L3 cache memory; support for DDR4-2933 with support up to 1 TB; Optane provides a speed of 45 TB per core. Additionally, the CPU has a power of 400 W. Some rumors say that processors could be on sale by Computex. The Xeon 9200 series has several processors:
Global research reveals how long gamers spend playing games. The company Limelight Networks conducted a survey that included at least 8 countries worldwide and released interesting results.
In the state of online gaming document, the company finds that the game is mostly spent by Germans and that people in Singapore, believe it or not, prefer eSport more than traditional sports.
More than 4,500 video game players from Germany, France, India, Japan, Singapore, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States participated in the research. All participants were older than 18 years old and in common, at least once a week, they spend more hours playing.
The survey reveals that the average player spends about 7.11 hours a day playing games. The Germans spend most of their time playing around an hour longer than the average player in this research. Then follow Americans and residents of Singapore. According to the data, gamers are older than 26 years and younger than 35 years, on average 8.21 hours.
Interesting is the fact that gamers want to watch other players while playing games and transfer it through Twitch or YouTube and through Facebook Live. 66 percent of respondents in Singapore regularly monitor online gaming for other players around the world. In the same country, eSport is popular with traditional sports, and nearly 40 percent of respondents want to engage in gaming professionally.
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You may not know, but the beginning of chip development is a story of betrayal and controversy. Probably the main reason for this is the story of the eight traitors. This is the story of eight researchers who left the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in the middle of the last century and founded the Fairchild Semiconductor. The company is further involved in creating a bunch of companies. Some of the companies are Intel and AMD.
Julie Blanc, Victor Greenwich, John Horner, Eugene Clayner, Jay Last, Gordon Moore, Robert Neuss, and Sheldon Roberts are the eight researchers known as "Traitorous Eight". In 1956, William Shockley recruited a group of young PhDs for his company, Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory. Although Shockley himself was a remarkable scientist and Nobel laureate, he made the treatment he had for the eight to leave the company and, together with Sherman Fairchild, to establish Fairchild Semiconductor. In just a few years, the company has become a center for development and innovation.
Establishment of the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory
William Shockley is an innovator who discovered the transistor in 1955 and founded a company that will produce transistors and shockwave diodes.
With the investment of Arnold Beckman, Shockley Semi-Conductor Laboratories was soon established. The company was part of Beckman Instruments. Shortly after the opening, they were recruited by Julius Blanc, Jay Last, Gordon Moore, Robert Neuss, and Sheldon Roberts, and a few months later Eugene Clayner, Victor Greenwich and John Horner. All were either young doctors or experienced researchers, between 26 and 33 years.
Problems, unfortunately, started almost immediately. Shockley, who was an old-age researcher, believed that every scientist must be able to carry out all technological processes himself. Because of this, he refused to hire additional technical staff.
The company has ceased to develop bipolar transistors, although, according to Mr. Neuss and Mr. Moore was a surprise. Although perhaps the explanation is that Beckman Instruments had a contract with the US military for research and development.
Sadly, although he was a brilliant scientist, Shockley was a bad manager and businessman, but also bad in contact with people. Because of communication problems, often instead of colleagues, he saw enemies. It was the relationship that made eight "traitors" leave the company and seek happiness elsewhere.
From the very beginning, the atmosphere in the laboratory was so tense that the Nobel Prize failed to calm down the relationship.
Resignations and a new company
Already next year, Clayner, Blank, Greenwich, Last, Roberts. Moore and Kearney started seeking Shockley's withdrawal. On May 29, 1957, as the final step, they submitted an ultimatum or Shockley goes or they are.
Instead of an official agreement, the group signed 10 banknotes of 1 dollar. Each banknote had all the signatures, and that was their mutual agreement. "The Eighth Traitors" and the two bankers Arthur Rock and Bad Coyle ceremoniously signed these banknotes, probably themselves not knowing the importance of the meeting.
Finding investors was not easy. Arthur Rock risked his own credibility and organized meetings with 30 companies before finding an interested investor. Magnavox, General Mills, and Burroughs are part of the companies that refused to even meet with scientists before refusing them. Finally, on September 19, the group ranked with the innovator and investor Sherman Fairchild.
For a week with a loan from Mr. Fairchild $ 1.38 million created their company. In September 1957, eight of them left Shockley and received the name "Eight Traitors". Developer Fairchild had the opportunity to buy shares that were distributed to scientists for a sum of $ 3 million and thus become the sole owner. In 1959, he did this, but with the move, researchers from partners became employed in the company and thus entangled the enthusiasm.
Fairchild Semiconductors from 1960 to 1965 was the market leader for semiconductors. In 1967, the company lost its first place on the Texas Instruments market.
Basics and today's model of the Silicon Valley
Since its founding, eight scientists have introduced a new culture of work in the company. Something that has become a basic way of working in the Silicon Valley: open communications, generous distribution of actions, horizontal organizational structure and autonomous research teams.
Ten years later, thanks to its brilliance and company culture, Fairchild Semiconductor had thousands of employees and $ 12 million in profits. The process behind the integrated circuits they created is still used today.
Unfortunately, the eight were together until 1961. In 1961, the Vice President of the Marketing Department accused Jay Last of misusing funds. Moore and Noise did not stop in his defense, and as a direct consequence of this quarrel, the company left Last, Herni, Clayner and Roberts.
But this is not the end of the eight traitors. In 1968, Blank, Grinch, Clayner, Last, Herny and Roberts invested in the company Moore and Noise, N-M Electronics. A year later Intelco's company bought the rights to the name and switched to Intel.
Intel, AMD, and National Semiconductor
However, the culture of working in Silicon Valley is not the only thing these innovators left. Founders of Intel, Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce, Arthur Rock, and Andy Grove; AMD's founder Jerry Sander; Charlie Spark and Floyd Quamé from National Semiconductor were part of Career employees in Fairchild. Some of the founders of Fairchild and employees in the company founded over 65 companies.
Years later, Robert Noyce, Jerry Sanders, and Andy Grove were mentors to Steve Jobs.
The old Babylonians were trying to determine as much as possible the value of Pi. Pi is the ratio of the circumference of the circle and its diameter and is approximately 3.1415.
In honor of the "Day Pi" (a strange coincidence of numbers due to the different recording of date 3.14), Google announced that they have successfully computed the number to its 31.4 billion decimal. This is the new Guinness record, the previous one owned by Peter Taub from Sweden and had 9 billion digits less before the last known decimal, Google explains.
The calculation is done with a PI-benchmark program developed by Alexander J. Yi. The calculation uses the formula of Chudzinski, and lasted 121 days, from September 22, 2018, to January 21, 2019.
For the calculation of the number, a team led by Emma Haruka Iwao used cloud infrastructure in Google Cloud. The calculation required 170 TB data and 25 virtual machines.
"I'm very surprised. I get used to reality. The achievement of the record is very, very, very difficult.
There is no end to Pi, I would like to try more numbers, "said Ms. Ivao.
Pi is used for calculations in engineering, physics, superconducting and space exploration. The value is part of wave calculations, and geometric bodies such as circles, balls, and cylinders.
In the digital age, where the need for content creation is our top priority, we are often tempted to exploit all the information that is available to us in implementing our creative solutions. Certainly what many omit it lies precisely in the question of knowing how much of that content is the cognitive load of the final consumers and how much of it is actually consumed?
This question leads us to explore the range of designers and to talk about the importance of white space and how often it is a compulsory element in our graphic compositions.
But what really is the white space? For many, known as a negative space, white space is the empty part of our creative solutions that remain intact.
The use of this space finds a number of justified reasons ranging from visual aesthetics to the dynamics of the user experience. Thus, the white space implies a point of equilibrium in the design that makes it easy to see, readable and understandable. It balances the elements of design, and for users, it is an effective visual communication tool.
Imagine that you are a technical editor responsible for compiling hundreds of manuals for a company for electrical appliances. You would certainly want to find a superb balance of words and photos, assuming that few read handbooks with pleasure. Hence, it is crucial to keep the attention of consumers. The white space, in this case, is the star of the show that provides an epilogue between words and photos. Instead of using the telephones for technical support, in this case, they will understand the advice on the use of the products on their own.
The presence of small white spaces in the design of our content is certainly a benefit for visibility and how they affect the consumption of content from end users.
The main task is how far we can go with the use and how to manipulate it on macro surfaces. Studies show that macro white spaces result in effective targeting of users' attention to priority information and the message that needs to interpret the design.
Do you think that by chance one of the largest technical manufacturers Apple, present the devices on their website on a pure white background without the use of visual elements? On the contrary, Apple in this way points to the focus of the product subject to the consumer's interest and keeping the attention to its features. If you look at the homepage of the search giant Google, the use of white space is more than obvious and clearly communicates the purpose of the page; Search button.
In times of visual chaos, white space will always stimulate our view of effectively organizing the visual information needed for interpretation.
People are frustrated when they are bombarded with information. At the end of the day, we are people, not machines!
The biggest challenge in using white space is, however, the business investment of our customers and how they interpret it. Namely, often micro and macro white surfaces are perceived as a vastly unused space with the potential to display additional content. Greater use of white spaces means less use of content by design, which in the case of printing projects increases the cost
It is a huge challenge for any designer to sensitize his clients about the value of using white space in terms of its practical use and the efficiency of establishing a balance of content.
White space should not be perceived as an empty unused space. On the contrary, it is a powerful tool for design and an integral part of any art. Maintaining the optimal level of design pallets of colors is science for creating a balance in the development of creative concepts. It is powerful enough to direct consumers to your message and provide survival.
Tune is a browser extension Chrome developed by Jigsaw, an incubator created by Google, which is now Alphabet. The extension is still in the test phase, but it is already seen that it will be useful. For now, the filter is available for content on Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Disqus, which is a big part of the online discussion.
With the help of artificial intelligence, Tune analyzes comments left on websites. The extension of the users allows them to completely remove wicked and poisonous comments. The very fact that is in an experimental phase certainly speaks enough to assume that some of the comments that need to be missed are not, and vice versa; comments that need to be filtered are missed.
People can select one of the comments themselves and label them as "toxic" or "safe". This makes artificial intelligence training and becomes better with more use. The system is based on Perspective AI, and Google has opened this system on YouTube and channel owners can activate it on their profiles and remove inappropriate comments at once.
Content filtering is in several levels, from the Zen level, which completely removes all, even the useful comments, to no filtering and omission of everything. Certainly, there are filtering levels between which allow the removal of insults, bouts, and the like. Additionally, filtering is possible on different platforms, so if a user sets up a low filter on YouTube it can put a stricter filter for example for Reddit.
Twitter announced today that it will begin testing a new application called Twttr, which will have the task of transforming the application into an experimental platform for testing new features and features.
Twttr borrows the original name of the Twitter application, and it was first presented to the public during CES 2019 in January, but is only available to the first group of testers.
For starters, Twttr will be used as an application that will find ways to better read, understand, and engage in conversations, but in the future, it could transform the way Twitter looks and works.