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.
3/19/2019 0 Comments
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.
According to announcements, the new generation of iPod devices will soon be presented on the market, and there are chances that they will be with a new design, much like the all-screen design in the iPhone XS model.
The small icon, which was discovered in the iOS Beta 4 version of the operating system, shows the potential design of the next version of iPod devices. It does not notice the Home button, nor the frames around the screen, so experts assume it's an all-screen display that will cover the entire front of the device.
Details about the seventh generation iPod are not available for now and Apple did not come up with information about the premiere of these devices, but we already know that the company has scheduled a special event for March 25, which is likely to be presented or we will get more information about the new version of iPod.
We must emphasize that this information about the appearance, or design of the new iPod is not official, but most of them are assumptions. It would be best to wait until March 25, when an official confirmation of these devices is likely to arrive.
Also, the lack of a Face ID feature and a small "notch" at the very top of the display further cast doubt on the potential "new" design of the iPod. This picture, however interesting it may seem, does not mean that it is an authentic and official confirmation from Apple for their new product.
3/11/2019 0 Comments
The presidential race in the United States is slowly starting part of the candidates who will try to win Democrats are already known. Senator Elisabeth Warren is one of 14 candidates to compete for a Democratic Party representative.
Probably the most interesting thing for us is its controversial attitude to major tech companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google.
The senator's plan for these companies is to separate. The reason for this is the defense of small and new businesses. Part of the actions to be taken is both review and probably annulment of some of the mergers (acquisitions) of companies. The senator mentions Google for Waze and Double Click; Facebook for Instagram and WhatsApp; Amazon for Whole Foods and Zappos.
"What I want is a government that will provide everyone, and the largest and most powerful companies in the United States to play by rules. I want to provide the next generation of American technology companies to make progress. For this we need to stop this generation of large companies that use their political power to shape the rules in their favor and to use their economic power to buy every potential competitor, "says the senator on her blog.
Here's what the potential split of these companies looks like:
All major companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook will have to be registered as platforms. All other services and parts of companies will have to be separated from all platform participants.
Companies will be forbidden to own platforms and use platforms. In addition, there should not be any exchange of data between third parties and platforms. Platforms will have to meet standards for fair, reasonable operation and non-discrimination to their users.
According to the law that the Senator plans to adopt, Amazon Marketplace, Google Ad Exchange and Google Search would be platforms.
In addition, the law will also include measures to defend competition by banning the purchase of innovative competing companies. These legal solutions will prohibit purchases of companies like Facebook when they buy Instagram and WhatsApp, for example.
And where is Apple?
One of the giants that are not mentioned in the blog is Apple. If you thought the company was safe under these changes, you made a mistake. Apple is also one of the companies to be divided, says the senator in an interview with Verge.
"Apple needs to be separated from the App Store. They should either be a platform or participate in the store. It can not be both things at the same time. "
The senator identifies the current behavior of technology companies with the behavior of railroad owners when the railroads were built. Then the owners of the railway used their transportation of steel produced in plants that were in their possession. For their steel, the cost of transport was considerably lower compared to steal from competitors. Thus, companies managed to secure additional earnings by abusing their position on the market. The law now proposed by the senator is a kind of contemporary copy of this law.
George RR Martin said he did not even look at the script of the last season of the Game of Thrones series because he is busy writing a new book.
To all fans of "Game of Thrones," it is known that the series has long been different from the books of George RR. Martin, who recently gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly in which he said he had not read the script for the last eight season, nor had time to come on the movie set as he was busy writing the book Winds of Winter.
He stated that at the beginning he had not dreamed that the series would overtake him one day, but that long ago happened and he could no longer escape from it.
What we will see at the end of the eighth season could be different from the end in the books, provided Martin really finished the books. HBO producers have also confirmed that parts will differ from the book, but they do not want viewers to tell them what their end will be different from Martin's end, but will leave it to readers and fans to reveal it themselves.
3/9/2019 0 Comments
Children as children hear everyday recommendations for a phenomenal game that simply needs to be tried. But not all games are of all ages, and some are full of explicit content and violence. Therefore, your child should not touch them until they belong to a suitable age group.
For the sake of proper information, the so-called PEGI assessments and consultation for them through the Ask About Games site come into force.
Ask About Games explains how Pan European Game Information (PEGI) works and effectively interprets the icons that usually dominate the images of the games. Since not long ago, the site has been renewed with a new look that also highlights various controls that you, as a parent, can activate in consoles, phones, and tablets.
The best of all, it simply informs you about the best-selling games at the moment, not forgetting to sort them in the appropriate age category. All the explanations are in simple English and completely devoid of jargon.
Probably if you first see "ji32k7au4a83" look like a super password. It looks super safe, long is seemingly random. However, "ji32k7au4a83" is on the list of frequently used passwords on "Have I Been Pwned", noted Gizmodo.
The reason for this is simple and quite logical. Although in English, which is a commonly used language, it does not matter, in a Taiwanese keyboard this is a transliteration of "wǒ de mìmǎ" or my password. This is certainly a terrible password and shows that neither the Taiwanese are immune to bad vines.
You can, of course, check how secure your password is, and whether it may already be part of a database of hacked and published data.
A survey by London's MMC investors showed that even 40% of European startups who say they work with artificial intelligence do not use artificial intelligence.
Investors analyzed data from 2,830 European startups from 13 EU Member States. Of this number of analyzed companies, only 1 580 have something to do with artificial intelligence. The others cannot be ranked at this group says the representative of the MMC for Forbes.
"We've looked at all companies, their materials, their products, websites, and product documentation," said David Kelnard, of the MMC. "In 40% of cases, we could not find any elements of artificial intelligence. In this case, companies that people assume and think are companies with artificial intelligence, are probably not like that. "
Although sometimes the startups themselves are guilty of a wrong classification, this is not always the case. Often this classification comes from third-party companies that merely classify startups.
When abuse is at stake then probably the main reason for this is the desire for better positioning before investors. Startups that work with, and artificial intelligence, have between 15 and 50% larger investments than other startups.
The most common cause of the wrong classification is the problematic use of the term "smart". In some of these cases, often technology has nothing to do with artificial intelligence. The most commonly used artificial intelligence in the companies that were looking at MMC is chatbots and fraud protection systems.