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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Review

The new Canon PowerShot SX740 HS travel-zoom camera now offers UHD 4K video recording and 10fps burst shooting. The Canon SX740 also features a massive 40x zoom lens, 20 megapixel sensor, tilting 3-inch LCD screen, PASM shooting modes, and built-in Wi-fi/Bluetooth connectivity. Read our detailed Canon PowerShot SX740 HS review now, complete with sample photos, test shots, videos and more...

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Making way for new levels of American innovation

Matt Weinberg Contributor Matt Weinberg is a former White House appointee with the U.S. Small Business Administration, where he served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Investment and Innovation. More posts by this contributor New tech trade associations will have big role in future tech policy ITC protection of IP necessary for continued innovation New fifth-generation “5G” network technology will equip the United States with a superior wireless platform, unlocking transformative economic potential. However, 5G’s success is contingent on modernizing outdated policy frameworks that dictate infrastructure overhauls and establishing the proper balance of public-private partnerships to encourage investment and deployment. Most people have heard by now of the coming 5G revolution. Compared to 4G, this next-generation technology will deliver near-instantaneous connection speed, significantly lower latency — meaning near-zero buffer times — and increased connectivity capacity to allow billions of devices and applications to come online and communicate simultaneously and seamlessly. While 5G is often discussed in future tense, the reality is it’s already here. Its capabilities were displayed earlier this year at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where Samsung and Intel  showcased  a   5G enabled virtual reality (VR) broadcasting experience to event-goers. In addition, multiple U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, have announced commercial deployments in select markets by the end of 2018, while chipmaker Qualcomm unveiled last month its new 5G millimeter-wave module that outfits smartphones with 5G compatibility. BARCELONA, SPAIN – 2018/02/26: View of the phone company QUALCOMM technology 5G in the Mobile World Congress. (Photo by Ramon Costa/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) While this commitment from 5G commercial developers is promising, long-term success of 5G is ultimately dependent on addressing two key issues.

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Caesars Palace not-so-Praetorian guards intimidate DEF CON goers, seize soldering irons Updated

Enlarge / This sign is an invitation for a room search at some Las Vegas hotels. (credit: Getty Images ) In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas in October of 2017, hotels in the city started drafting more aggressive policies regarding security. Just as Caesars Entertainment was rolling out its new security policies, the company ran head on into DEF CON—an event with privacy tightly linked to its culture. The resulting clash of worlds—especially at Caesars Palace, the hotel where much of DEF CON was held—left some attendees feeling violated, harassed, or abused, and that exploded onto Twitter this past weekend. Caesars began rolling out a new security policy in February  that mandated room searches when staff had not had access to rooms for over 24 hours. Caesars has been mostly tolerant of the idiosyncratic behavior of the DEF CON community, but it's not clear that the company prepared security staff for dealing with the sorts of things they would find in the rooms of DEF CON attendees. Soldering irons and other gear were seized, and some attendees reported being intimidated by security staff. Read 12 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Crypto mining giant Bitmain on target for $10B revenue this year

During a gold rush, Silicon Valley’s line is to always invest in picks and shovels instead of mining. Sometimes it pays just to do both. TechCrunch has learned through a company fundraise overview that Beijing-based mining equipment seller Bitmain hit a quarterly revenue of approximately $2 billion in Q1 of this year. Despite a slump in bitcoin prices since the beginning of the year , the company is on track to become the first blockchain-focused company to achieve $10 billion in annual revenue, assuming that the cryptocurrency market doesn’t drop further. Fortune previously reported that the company had $1.1 billion in profits in the same quarter, a number in line with these revenue numbers, given a net margin of around 50 percent. That growth is extraordinary. From the same source seen by TechCrunch, Bitmain’s revenues last year were $2.5 billion, and around $300 million just the year before that. The company reportedly raised a major venture round of $300-400 million from investors, including Sequoia China, at a valuation of $12 billion. For comparison, popular cryptocurrency wallet Coinbase made $1 billion in revenue in 2017 . In addition, Nvidia, a company based out of California that also makes computer chips, generated revenues of $9.7 billion in its 2018 fiscal year (2017 calendar year).

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PaintShop Pro 2019

PaintShop Pro 2019 now offers AI-powered Pic-to-Painting, support for 360° cameras, a streamlined user experience and new PhotoMirage Express to blur the line between photo and video. PaintShop Pro 2019 and PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate are available now. Suggested retail pricing (SRP) for PaintShop Pro 2019 is $79.99 USD / €69.99 / £69.99. SRP for PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate is $99.99 USD / €89.99 / £89.99. SRP for PaintShop Pro 2019 and Video Studio 2018 bundle is $159.99 USD / €139.99 / £139.99.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4 is the first Android tablet that gets productivity right – Yahoo Finance UK

Yahoo Finance UK Samsung's Galaxy Tab S4 is the first Android tablet that gets productivity right Yahoo Finance UK There's little doubt the $650 Tab S4 is gunning for the iPad Pro, which also starts at the same price. I mean, every tablet is nowadays. Microsoft's Surface Go seemed like it had the most potential — it starts at only $400 and it runs full Windows 10 ... and more »

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Ajit Pai admits FCC lied about “DDoS,” blames it on Obama administration

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai at Fox Studios on November 10, 2017 in New York City. (credit: Getty Images | John Lamparski ) Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai yesterday acknowledged that the FCC lied about its public comment system being taken down by a DDoS attack during the net neutrality repeal proceeding. Pai blamed the spreading of false information on employees hired by the Obama administration, and said that he isn't to blame because he "inherited... a culture" from "the prior Administration" that led to the spreading of false information. Pai wrote: I am deeply disappointed that the FCC's former Chief Information Officer David Bray, who was hired by the prior Administration and is no longer with the Commission, provided inaccurate information about this incident to me, my office, Congress, and the American people. This is completely unacceptable. I'm also disappointed that some working under the former CIO apparently either disagreed with the information that he was presenting or had questions about it, yet didn't feel comfortable communicating their concerns to me or my office." Pai's admission came in a statement yesterday. "It has become clear that in addition to a flawed comment system, we inherited from the prior Administration a culture in which many members of the Commission's career IT staff were hesitant to express disagreement with the Commission's former CIO in front of FCC management," he also said. Read 17 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Lensbaby Sol 45 Review

The Lensbaby Sol 45 is an inexpensive tilt-shift lens which lets you easily isolate a subject within the frame and surround it with beautiful bokeh effects. Available in a wide range of camera mounts, is the new Sol 45 worth adding to your lens bag? Find out by reading our in-depth Lensbaby Sol 45 review, complete with full-size sample images...

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Japanese Students Use VR To Recreate Hiroshima Bombing – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Japanese Students Use VR To Recreate Hiroshima Bombing Ubergizmo Virtual reality (VR) can be used for entertainment, but at the same time it can also be used for educational purposes. A good example would be over in Japan where high school students have produced a 5 minute VR experience that is meant to recreate the ... and more »

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Comcast, Charter dominate US; telcos “abandoned rural America,” report says

(credit: Getty Images | jangeltun ) You already knew that home broadband competition is sorely lacking through much of the US, but a new report released today helps shed more light on Americans who have just one choice for high-speed Internet. Comcast is the only choice for 30 million Americans when it comes to broadband speeds of at least 25Mbps downstream and 3Mbps upstream, the report says. Charter Communications is the only choice for 38 million Americans. Combined, Comcast and Charter offer service in the majority of the US, with almost no overlap. Yet many Americans are even worse off, living in areas where DSL is the best option. AT&T, Verizon, and other telcos still provide only sub-broadband speeds over copper wires throughout huge parts of their territories. The telcos have mostly avoided upgrading their copper networks to fiber—except in areas where they face competition from cable companies. Read 25 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Picks Up Radio Certification – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Samsung's Galaxy Watch Picks Up Radio Certification Ubergizmo Samsung is expected to unveil a new smartwatch alongside the Galaxy Note 9 next month. Even though it's going to be the successor to the Gear S3 the new smartwatch is likely going to be called the Galaxy Watch. The upcoming smartwatch is now one step ... and more »

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Daily Beast: Russian hackers targeted Democrat facing tough 2018 election

Enlarge / Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) questions witnesses during a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing concerning threats to the homeland, September 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The digital ink was barely dry on Ars IT and National Security Editor Sean Gallagher’s feature, " How they did it (and will likely try again): GRU hackers vs. US elections ," when the Daily Beast reported yesterday’s bombshell: Claire McCaskill, among the most vulnerable Senate Democrats facing re-election this year, was one of three candidates in the 2018 midterm election targeted by the highly determined Russian intelligence agency. According to the post , McCaskill’s office received one or more fake notifications claiming the target’s Microsoft Exchange password had expired and advising it be changed. Targets who clicked on a link were directed to a counterfeit version of the US Senate’s Active Directory Federation Services login page, which would send any passwords the targets entered to the people behind the fake page. McCaskill has been highly critical of Russia and is considered one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats facing reelection this year. She represents Missouri, a state where Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by almost 20 points in the 2016 election. McCaskill’s office was one of three candidates that was targeted. The Daily Beast went on to report that the Senate phishing campaign sent each target a different link that caused the fake password-change webpage to display users' individual email address when they arrived. The customization made the site more convincing. Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Magic Leap details what its mixed reality operating system will look like

Magic Leap just updates its developer documentation with a host of new details and imagery, sharing more specifics on how the company’s Lumin OS will look like on their upcoming Magic Leap One device. It’s mostly a large heaping of nitty gritty details, but we also get a more prescient view into how Magic Leap sees interactions with their product looking like and the directions that developers are being encouraged to move in. Worth noting off the bat that these gifs/images appear to be mock-ups or screenshots rather than images shot directly through Magic Leap tech. Alright, first, this is what the Magic Leap One home screen will apparently look like, it’s worth noting that it appears that Magic Leap will have some of its own stock apps on the device, which was completely expected but they haven’t discussed much about. Also worth noting is that Magic Leap’s operating system by and large looks like most other operating systems, they seem to be well aware that flat interfaces are way easier to navigate so you’re not going to be engaging with 3D assets just for the sake of doing so. Here’s a look at a media gallery app on Magic Leap One. Here’s a look at an avatar system. The company seems to be distinguishing between two basic app types for developers: immersive apps and landscape apps. Landscape apps like what you see in the image above, appear to be Magic Leap’s version of 2D where interfaces are mostly flat but have some depth and live inside a box called a prism that fits spatially into your environment. It seems that you’ll be able to have several of these running simultaneously. Immersive apps, on the other hand, like this game title,  Dr .  Grordbort — which Magic Leap has been teasing for years — respond to the geometry of the space that you are in and is thus called an immersive app. Here’s a video of an immersive experience in action. Make your own derpy gravity defying driving game using this #Magicleap developer lesson in #Unity ! https://t.co/P70P4kCtvG pic.twitter.com/H4VGXXVPTN — Giant Space Turtle (@GST_naomi) July 26, 2018 Moving beyond apps, the company also had a good deal to share about how you interact with what’s happening in the headset. We got a look at some hand controls and what that may look like.

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