New NEC Technology Isolates Viruses At the Core

first_imgNEC Multi-Core CPU Explore further Bacteria live on our eyeballs—and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases NEC has developed a new technique for running software in separate processes on each core of a multi-core CPU whereby it stops viruses before they spread throughout the Internet-connected device, according to Digital World Tokyo.NEC has not named the new technology that is designed to spot the virus in any of the software processes and immediately isolate and shut down that core. The technology allows the device to continue operating while the infected core is shut down, thus preventing the infection from spreading into the system. Utilizing this method of isolation and disabling the mal-functioning core then allows anti-virus software to tackle the problem. In addition, the technique allows the user to hold the virus in place while anti-virus updates are created and then downloaded from the Internet. The technology can be applied to cell phones, cars, and potentially computers. NEC may be encouraging manufacturers to buy their multi-core chip due to its design with the capability to segregate, isolate and treat sophisticated viruses. As noted by most security companies and software engineers the current and future range of potential harm created by rampant and uncontrollable viruses is a world wide concern. A technology that allows commercial, governmental and private users to stop the virus dead in its tracks without creating a pandemic spread of sophisticated viruses throughout systems is a innovation worth noting. NEC has developed a new technology for spotting, isolating and stopping viruses at the core level of its multi-core CPU. Thus, the system keeps running, while the infected core is disabled while a fix is developed and then downloaded from the Internet. Citation: New NEC Technology Isolates Viruses At the Core (2007, October 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-10-nec-technology-isolates-viruses-core.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Intel unveils Rosepoint—CPU and WiFi on same chip

first_img A wireless future where everything that computes is connected Explore further (Phys.org)—Justin Rattner, Chief Technology Officer at Intel, got up on stage at a recent Developer Forum sponsored by the company and talked about some of the communications technology it’s working on; chiefly a chip it calls Rosepoint, a System on a Chip (SoC) that has a dual core Atom processor along with a WiFi radio transceiver. It’s the culmination of ten years of research he told the audience, in trying to integrate digital processing with analog radio signals. © 2012 Phys.org The presentation by Rattner made clear a major problem computer hardware makers are facing; as chips are made ever smaller, faster and less energy intensive, radio communications devices have lagged. Making them smaller causes them to work less well because they are analog based. They also tend to cause interference with other digital parts which has forced hardware makers to keep the different types of components separated. For Intel, this has been a problem that needed to be overcome as they made clear in their presentation that they believe the day will come when virtually every computer enabled device will need to talk wirelessly, with every other. What needed to happen, they said, was for radio to go all digital and that’s what they’ve done. Rosepoint is, a “Moore’s Law Radio” they say, a radio that can be made smaller without loss of signal strength.To make a digital radio, Intel engineers had to go back to the very basics of how radio technology works and reinvent new ways to build each part; digital phase modulators, power amps, frequency synthesizers, etc. The last, one, the synthesizer, is the part that deals with interference, canceling it on the fly and preventing it from interfering with Atom digital processors.None of the Intel speakers gave any indication as to when Rosepoint might begin showing up in actual products, but by showcasing the new technology, Intel has demonstrated their willingness to invest heavily in technology aimed mostly at handheld devices, an area where Intel has not been nearly as dominant as they have been in desktop and laptop computers.The company also gave a few details about other projects it’s working on, such as a way to allow laptops or ultrabooks to seem as always “on” as smartphones, a next generation wireless standard they call WiGig, and biometrics technology that hopefully will offer consumers a better way to protect themselves from those trying to gain access to their personal data, e.g. devices that read palm signatures rather than rely on passwords.center_img Rosepoint chip combines CPU with WiFi. Credit: Intel This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Intel unveils Rosepoint—CPU and WiFi on same chip (2012, September 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-intel-unveils-rosepointcpu-wifi-chip.htmllast_img read more

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Researchers devise means to combine scanning tunneling microscopy and infrared spectroscopy

first_img Journal information: Physical Review Letters (Phys.org) —A team of researchers at the University of California with members also from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Stanford University has succeeded in combining tunneling microscopy and infrared spectroscopy to gain a better understanding of how molecules behave when they stick to a surface. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team describes how they used a custom built laser to allow for performing infrared spectroscopy with scanning tunneling microscopy without heating its tip. Explore further Citation: Researchers devise means to combine scanning tunneling microscopy and infrared spectroscopy (2013, September 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-09-combine-scanning-tunneling-microscopy-infrared.html Remote sensing of molecular vibrations with a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) tip. Pechenezhskiy et al. illuminate molecules on a gold substrate by a tunable infrared laser. When the illumination is resonant with a particular vibrational mode, the excitation is transferred to the substrate. This, in turn, causes the surface to shake, which is detected by variations in the tunneling current through the STM tip. As the laser frequency is changed, the STM signal maps out the vibrational spectrum. Credit: APS/Alan Stonebraker © 2013 Phys.orgcenter_img More information: Infrared Spectroscopy of Molecular Submonolayers on Surfaces by Infrared Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Tetramantane on Au(111), Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 126101 (2013). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.126101AbstractWe have developed a new scanning-tunneling-microscopy–based spectroscopy technique to characterize infrared (IR) absorption of submonolayers of molecules on conducting crystals. The technique employs a scanning tunneling microscope as a precise detector to measure the expansion of a molecule-decorated crystal that is irradiated by IR light from a tunable laser source. Using this technique, we obtain the IR absorption spectra of [121]tetramantane and [123]tetramantane on Au(111). Significant differences between the IR spectra for these two isomers show the power of this new technique to differentiate chemical structures even when single-molecule-resolved scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) images look quite similar. Furthermore, the new technique was found to yield significantly better spectral resolution than STM-based inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy, and to allow determination of optical absorption cross sections. Compared to IR spectroscopy of bulk tetramantane powders, infrared scanning tunneling microscopy (IRSTM) spectra reveal narrower and blueshifted vibrational peaks for an ordered tetramantane adlayer. Differences between bulk and surface tetramantane vibrational spectra are explained via molecule-molecule interactions. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Researchers use Raman spectroscopy and STM to allow chemical mapping of molecules to 1nm resolution Scanning tunneling microscopy is able to gather information at the atomic level of a material by making use of a tiny tip that is placed near a material and then measuring the amount of current that passes between the tip and the material. Using this method, researchers can gather information about individual molecules and atoms, but cannot distinguish between them. Infrared spectroscopy gathers information about a material via a laser focused on a sample—infrared light is bounced off the material and differences in frequencies reveal which types of molecule are present. Unfortunately, the technique is not precise enough to single out individual atoms that make up the molecules. In this new effort, the researchers set out to combine the two technologies to allow for gaining the benefits of both, while negating their individual drawbacks.To overcome problems with laser heat impacting the scanning tip, the researchers used a custom built laser that was capable of irradiating a gold surface upon which tetramantane or tetramantane crystals had been deposited. The scanning tip was placed far enough away from the surface to avoid being impacted. When the laser was fired, the team found that the current between the tip and the surface increased when its frequency was set to that of one of the crystals’ absorption frequencies. By measuring the increase, the researchers were able to determine which crystal had been absorbed into the gold substrate. This meant that the team had combined the best attributes of both types of scanning devices.The only downside the team reported was that the scanner was only able to use the average signal from a set group of molecules rather than single molecules—they plan to continue their work with the combined devices with the hope of refining the process to allow for both analyzing and identifying molecules at the nanoscale. By comparing such molecules in a free group with those adhering to a surface, the researchers hope to gain new insight into how molecules behave when attaching themselves to a surface.last_img read more

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Finance dept to hold meet of Financial Advisors

first_imgKolkata: The state Finance department is set to hold a high level meeting of Financial Advisors of all the state government departments on May 29. There will be a review meeting on issues like “budget matters, including adjustment of advance drawal on old head of account”.It may be mentioned that deputy financial advisors have also been directed to attend the meeting, along with the financial advisors. The first quarterly review meeting of the financial advisors will be held in the state secretariat, in which senior officials of the state Finance department will be present and role of financial advisors for successful compliance of e-tender or e-auction provisions will be discussed. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAt the same time, matters related to surrendering of unutilised funds will also come up in the meeting. The matters related to the Integrated Finance Management System (IFMS), along with issues related to the entry of sanctioned strength of staff in Human Resource Management System (HRMS) module will also be discussed. The state government had decided to nominate financial advisors as representatives of the Finance department in the board of directors of state PSUs, statutory corporations and state aided universities to ensure proper utilisation of fund allotted for different projects. The step was taken in June 2016 to ensure proper and timely utilisation of funds that the state government allots to carry out different development works. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedMany other issues related to the activities of the Finance department and steps that need to be taken for better implementation of the projects going on in the state will be discussed as well.It may be recalled that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had directed concerned officials of all the departments to be ready with all necessary tasks, so that work can be started without any delay after the Panchayat polls. So now, all the departments have initiated their work in full swing to ensure timely completion of the projects.last_img read more

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5 BJP supporters held for attacking school bus at Ganganagar

first_imgKolkata: Bidhannagar Police has arrested five BJP supporters for allegedly attacking a school bus at Ganganagar in Airport area.They have been booked under sections of rioting with deadly weapons (148 IPC), unlawful assembly (143 IPC), assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation (352 IPC), punishment for criminal intimidation (506 IPC) punishment for wrongful restraint (341 IPC) and sections of West Bengal Maintenance of Public Order Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life(WBMPO) Act.On Wednesday morning, the BJP supporters forcefully stopped a school bus of a reputed English medium school with students inside near Ganganagar.Despite repeated requests, the bandh supporters refused to let go off the bus. As the situation got heated up, children inside the bus started crying in fear.The teachers and school staff again requested to let go off the bus. Instead, some of the bandh supporters started threatening the teachers of setting the bus on fire. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSources informed that during the heated argument, one of the bandh supporters hit the windshield of the bus with some a stick and the windshield cracked.Somehow, the teachers managed to convince the BJP supporters and left the area safely with the students and the bus. As soon as the bus reached the school, the authority decided to inform police. Later, the school authority filed an FIR with the airport police station.Following the FIR, police called up the driver and asked him to report along with the bus. After a preliminary investigation, the police started a search operation for the accused persons.”We saw that the windshield of the bus cracked. Later, the persons involved with the incident was arrested,” said a senior official from Bidhannagar Police.Police informed that five persons are identified as Krishna Sardar, Shyam Babu Roy, Sanjay Goldar, Gopal Mahato alias Raja and Rana Saha. All of them are residents of Narayanpur police station area.last_img read more

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Dads play pivotal role

first_imgFathers play a surprisingly large role in their child’s development – from language and cognitive growth in toddlerhood to social skills in fifth grade, a new study has found. The findings published in two academic journals Early Childhood Research Quarterly and Infant and Child Development, provided evidences of the father’s importance to a child’s outcomes and reinforces the idea that early childhood programmes should focus on the whole family, including mother and father alike.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The study found that fathers’ parenting-related stress had a harmful effect on their child’s cognitive and language development when the children were two-to-three years old even when the mothers’ influences were taken into account. Fathers’ influence also had a larger effect on boys’ language than girls’ language. Parental stress and mental health issues affect how parents interact with their children and subsequently, childhood development, revealed the study. “There’s this whole idea that grew out of past research that dads really don’t have direct effects on their kids. But here we show that fathers really do have a direct effect on kids, both in the short term and long term,” said Claire Vallotton, Associate Professor, Michigan State University. Using data from about 730 families the researchers studied the effects of parents’ stress and mental health problems such as depression on their children. Fathers’ mental health had a long-term impact, leading to differences in child’s social skills (such as self-control and cooperation) when the children reached fifth grade.  In fact, fathers’ depression symptoms when children were toddlers were more influential on child’s later social skills than were mothers’ symptoms, suggested the research.last_img read more

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The Ultimate Grooming Bible

first_imgIt isn’t just enough to look good, it takes hard work and passion to look beautiful and feel powerful and this is what ‘The Beauty Pageant’s Greenroom’ is all about. This ultimate grooming bible by the leading industry expert Rita Gangwani provides a plethora of life skills to readers- from personality enhancement, polishing social etiquette, being articulate to projecting an image that stands out in the crowd. The book guides a beauty pageant contestant, smoothly and swiftly through the entire process of entering a pageant right from filling up the form to winning the glittering Tiara. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe author has been honoured with prestigious awards time and again including Woman of the Year-2005, Mahilla Gaurav Samman-2006, Rajdhani Rattan -2007, Apar Vashisht Sewa Samman-2008, Jewel of India 2009, Women Achievers Award in Education-2010, Kesari Woman Award 2011, and Achiever’s Award 2012.The book, which has its foreword written by Former miss universe and Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen provides every aspect of grooming to the readers at any age. On the event of unveiling the book, Rita Gangwani said, “It took me three years to write this book. As I was training the students, I realised that there are a lot of places with loopholes and they were unable to give their best. So, that’s the reason the book has come up.  The best part is that the book can also be used by a common person as a personality development bible because it contains a lot of chapters which can be used to groom yourself.” The book is a gamut of nuances of life skills for everyone who wishes to shine by grooming themselves just by holding a book without having to attend grooming workshops.last_img read more

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New Town Lawyers death Wife denies charges

first_imgKolkata: Though police claimed that Anindita Pal Dey has admitted to have killed Calcutta High Court lawyer Rajat Kumar Dey, she herself has denied the charges made against her.On Sunday, she denied the police statement and said she has no hands in Rajat’s murder. She was remanded to police custody after the sleuths told the court about her contradictory and misleading statements. Sources informed that in the course of investigation it was revealed that she had no plan for murdering Rajat. All of those things happened in the hit of the moment. Anindita alleged that Rajat used to torture her both mentally and physically. During altercations Rajat used to threaten her saying he would commit suicide. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the sources, during interrogation in police custody, Anindita informed the sleuths that on November 24 the same situation had occurred and when Rajat told her that he would commit suicide, Anindita lost self-control and used some sort of wire to strangulate Rajat. Though the sleuths could not identify any other motive, some police officers still do not want to believe Anindita’s statements. Several question arose after she made her statements such as — Has Anindita murdered Rajat by strangulation by herself or was there someone else who had helped her in committing the crime? Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedDuring the last few days of enquiry, the sleuths came to know about a third person, a doctor by profession, who might have some connection with the murder. But police have refused to make any comments on this. Another question which arises is that why did she shift her son and the pet dog to her paternal home if she did not have plans to murder Rajat? “The probe is on. Anindita is being interrogated thoroughly. Several questions are cropping up which need to be answered by her. It could be an unplanned murder,” said a senior police official from the Bidhannagar Police. As Anindita was misleading the investigating officers from the very beginning of the case, the sleuths are not holding her statements to be true. On the contrary, police officers are waiting to see if Anindita changes her statement again.last_img read more

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HC allows BJP to hold three Rath Yatras in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: Calcutta High Court on Thursday allowed BJP to hold three Rath Yatrasin Bengal but directed the saffron party to inform Superintendents of Police of the districts where they would hold the programme 12 hours in advance. Justice Tapabrata Chakra-borty also cautioned the BJP against loss or damage to property that might be caused due to the Rath Yatras. The court asked the administration to ensure law and order during the Yatras and to ensure that it does not hamper normal traffic movement. The High Court also directed the state police to have adequate personnel on duty so that that there is no breach of law and order due to the event. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe state has already decided to challenge the order of the single bench and pleaded for staying it. State counsels at the Calcutta High Court are planning to appeal to the division bench of the Chief Justice in this regard on Friday. The Mamata Banerjee government on Saturday had denied permission for the BJP ‘Rath Yatra’, on the ground that it might cause communal tension. The government had cited ‘intelligence reports’ which said that efforts were on to disrupt the communal harmony in the state. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBJP had moved court after the permission was denied. The single bench heard final arguments from both the party and the state government, before delivering the verdict on Thursday. Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee, when questioned about the court’s verdict, said that the Law department along with the administration will examine the terms and conditions imposed by the court and accordingly take measures. When asked whether such a programme will result in breach of law and order, Chatterjee said: “They are trying to cause disturbance in the state almost every day. Our government, under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, has been carrying on all-round development of the state and the administration will act tough against those who will try to stall development.”last_img read more

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GJM calls for Gorkha unity to tackle BJPs conspiracy

first_imgDarjeeling: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has called for Gorkha unity to thwart BJP’s alleged conspiracy to displace the Gorkhas from this region. This comes in the wake of BJP president Amit Shah’s threat to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal, if voted to power.Addressing a BJP election campaign rally in Alipurduar on Friday, Shah had stated: “We will implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal to identify and throw out each and every infiltrator from the state. We want to assure each and every Hindu refugee that no one has to leave the country. All of you will have a place to live in India with respect. This is our commitment.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataShah’s statement subsequently ruffled a few feathers. “There is a conspiracy hatched by the BJP against the Gorkhas. We have to unite against this. Amit Shah’s statement has come as a shock to the Darjeeling Hill people, where more than 80% of the population do not have land rights. It is a tell-tale sign of uncertain future for the hill people without land rights, if BJP is voted to power. People will be asked to provide land documents. There will be a fixed cut-off year. Gorkhas will then be dubbed illegal immigrants. They will replicate what they have done in Assam. Thousands of Gorkhas have been labelled as ‘D voters’ or ‘Doubtful voters’, despite having lived in Assam for generations,” stated Binay Tamang, president, GJM. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe GJM president stated that Shah’s statement comes at a time when the sitting BJP MP of Darjeeling SS Ahluwalia alleged that the Gorkhas living in Darjeeling were migrants from Nepal. “Also, the recent revelation from the RTI query on the government’s stand on granting of tribal status to the 11 Gorkha communities is indeed worrying. The RTI reply had stated that the granting of tribal status would only increase influx from Nepal,” Tamang said.last_img read more

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5 books you cant miss this November

first_imgThe month of November will reignite memories of long queues at ATMs following the recall of 86 per cent of circulated currency during the demonetisation in 2016 as at least three books – both fiction and non-fiction – will attempt to unravel the controversial decision. Among the most anticipated novels from the coming month is ‘Don’t Tell The Governor’ by Ravi Subramanian, whose stories are set against the backdrop of the financial services industry. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”When the Prime Minister declares demonetisation at 8 pm on November 8, 2016, it leaves the nation stunned. But the governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), who should have ideally been party to the decision, is at a crossroads. He has just carried out the most brazen act of his life – yet, it looks like it might also have been his most foolish. The next book, non-fiction, is by Meera Sanyal, who stepped down from her role as CEO and Chairperson of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) India in December 2013, and is titled ‘The Big Reverse: How Demonetization Knocked India Out’. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDescribing demonetisation as a black swan event in Indian history, the book, according to the publisher, will provide “the most comprehensive analysis of the policy, its execution and pitfalls”. It will present unprecedented insights backed by data, history and research, and as a result, answer the questions that still continue to haunt Indians, on the what, why and how of demonetisation. “While the Modi government claimed that it was the silver bullet that India needed to eliminate many of its longstanding problems such as black money, corruption, tax evasion and terror funding, the months that followed proved it otherwise. The return of 99.7 per cent of the banned 500- and 1,000-rupee notes showed that the RBI’s idea of a Demonetisation Dividend was nothing but a mirage. And then there is ‘Of Counsel: The Challenges of the Modi-Jaitley Economy’ by former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, whose trusteeship saw the country through one of the most hotly contested and turbulent periods of economic governance and policymaking in recent decades – from the demonetisation to the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax, or GST. Subramanian, according to the publisher, provides an inside account of his rollercoaster journey as the CEA. With an illustrious cast of characters, Subramanian’s part-memoir, part-analytical book candidly reveals the numerous triumphs and challenges of policymaking at the zenith. Bibliophiles will also be introduced to ‘A Stranger Truth: Lessons in Love, Leadership and Courage from India’s Sex Workers’ by Ashok Alexander. When Alexander left a high-profile corporate job to head Avahan, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s programme to stem the growth of the HIV epidemic in India, he was plunged into a world far removed from the comfort zones he had lived and worked in all his life. And last but not the least, there is ‘Heads You Win’ by Jeffrey Archer. It is billed as an “incredible and thrilling novel” by the master storyteller, whose final twist will shock even his most ardent fans. The publisher said that this is the international number one bestselling author’s “most ambitious and creative work” since ‘Kane and Abel’.last_img read more

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Finding meaning in mundane

first_imgFor Delhi based colourist Bibhuti Dash, the greater purpose of art is to find intrinsic value than mere visual representation of routine activity. He feels that dispassionate glance at a person struggling with machine and tools associated with his livelihood may appear to be mundane and nondescript. But when seen in unison with emotions and feelings – hope and despair, expectations and troubles in the life of the person – the perspective changes completely. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDash in his maiden exhibition has tried to capture the beauty of such mundane and ordinary subjects. “Every day, we come across different people busy doing their daily jobs – which could be selling fruits, stitching clothes or collecting junk. They have problems like any of us, but that doesn’t stop them from dreaming high. However, all we see is a person dressed in shabby clothes doing his daily chores. Is it all that defines them,” questions Dash. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”My work tries to look beyond the obvious, and make us more humane towards the commoners,” he adds. An exhibition of 108 paintings by Bibhuti is on display at All India Fine Arts and Craft Society. Titled ‘Dainandin: A quest for miracles in the mundane’, the art show was inaugurated on April 5, in the presence of K J Alphons, Minister of Tourism, Government of India; Padmashree Ram V Sutar, Eminent sculptor; Adwaita Gadanayak, Director General of NGMA, and many other renowned artists. It will go on until April 11. The shades used in the paintings are strikingly bright and vibrant but still appear real. Each art piece catches eyeballs for its unique individuality. As a self-taught artist, Bibhuti Dash has displayed exemplary ability to handle the medium and artistic expression. He can definitely look forward to attaining a formidable presence in the world of art in the coming days. Hailing from Orissa, Dash is the Director, Tourism by profession. Despite a busy schedule and never-ending responsibilities, his love for art never faded. “For the last 3-4 years, I have been making a painting every Sunday.” Finding time to follow his passion and paint something that reflects his thoughts has always been therapeutic for the artist. Dash is planning to organise his second exhibition in Bhubaneswar in the next three months. It will focus on construction labour and farm labour mainly, he further informs.last_img read more

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Police recover stolen tea worth Rs 30 lakh

first_imgDarjeeling: The West Bengal police have recovered a huge consignment of stolen tea from Alipurduar.The tea had been stolen from Assam. A person has been arrested in connection with this incident. A truck carrying a load of 400 sacks of tea had started from the Chirang district of Assam on August 2 for Bengal. The truck was hijacked midway. The management of the tea gardens had lodged an FIR with the Assam police. The Assam police had contacted their Bengal counterparts. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”The Assam police had asked us for help. We had got a tip off that the vehicle had entered Alipurduar and they were trying to dispose off the tea. We have recovered the stolen consignment belonging to to Kandua and Dhuli Tea Estates of Assam. The stolen vehicle had already been recovered from Dhupguri. One person has been arrested in this connection,” said Nagendra Nath Tripathi, Superintendent of Police, Alipurduar. Siplu Saha, the arrested was produced at the Chief Judicial Magistrate court on Wednesday. He has been taken to Assam on transit remand. The market value of the tea is Rs 30 lakh.last_img read more

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Above Marilyn Monroes Crypt a Man is Buried FaceDown

first_imgMarilyn Monroe died tragically at the age of 36, leaving behind an enduring legend that has made her a beloved figure and timeless icon. The same cannot be said for Richard Poncher. Little is known about Poncher — by all accounts, he was a successful businessman and entrepreneur who provided for his family and lived until the grand age of 81.The L.A. Times reports that he met his wife Elsie when they were living in Chicago, and he once built two bullet-proof cars for Al Capone. Although he had mob connections, his widow goes on to say in the same L.A. Times article, “He wasn’t afraid to tackle anything. Besides that, he was a helluva nice guy.”Marilyn Monroe.The story goes that back in 1954, when Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn were going through their divorce, the Ponchers met DiMaggio at the Regency Hotel in New York and it was decided to buy the crypt above Marilyn situated in Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.Monroe’s crypt, Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA.It’s not clear whether Richard Poncher was a Marilyn fan at the time of purchase, but by the end of his life in 1986 he had apparently been bitten by Marilyn fever and had a rather unusual last request.Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).Poncher’s widow, Elsie, recounts her husbands last request to the L.A. Times, “He said, ‘If I croak, if you don’t put me upside down over Marilyn, I’ll haunt you the rest of my life.’ ”Marilyn Monroe’s grave as of September, 1990 – Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Photo by Alan Light CC By 2.0That’s right, Richard Poncher requested to be buried face down over Marilyn Monroe. Elsie Poncher goes onto to report that this is exactly what happened. At his funeral she informed the funeral director of his last wish and when the ceremony ended, as told to the L.A. Times, “I was standing right there, and he turned him over.”Marilyn Monroe Iconic QuotesThe story made an international stir in 2009 when Elsie put the crypt above Marilyn Monroe up for sale on eBay. Her reasons for the sale were financial; she wanted to pay off her mortgage and the sale almost went through for a record $4.6 million.Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. Photo by Ben Churchill CC By 2.0Unfortunately, this fell through, and Richard Poncher is still interred in the crypt above Marilyn. Elsie Poncher is now buried in the crypt next to him.There has been recent more controversy surrounding Marilyn’s final resting place. Fans were saddened by the news that Hugh Hefner upon his passing in 2017, would be taking up his spot next to her.Hefner in November 2010. Photo by Toglenn CC BY-SA 3.0He purchased the crypt in 1992 for $75,000 and is quoted in the L.A. Times as saying “I’m a believer in things symbolic. Spending eternity next to Marilyn is too sweet to pass up.” He credits Monroe with launching the Playboy Empire by making her the first ‘Sweetheart of the Month,’ the forerunner to ‘Playmate of the Month.’The photos caused controversy upon publication and nearly ruined Monroe’s career.Monroe at the Actors Studio, where she began studying method acting.He later admitted that he did not seek permission for the use of the photos and that he and Marilyn had never met in person.Read another story from us: Marilyn Monroe: the Bookworm who Fantasized about Sleeping with Albert EinsteinOther famous people laid to rest at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park include Natalie Wood, Dean Martin, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Tom Petty, Frank Zappa, Truman Capote and Farrah Fawcett.last_img read more

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Colin was right on Adrian Peterson in New Orleans wrong on Jay

first_imgEvery week, Colin makes a tons of predictions. Some are on the money and some miss the mark. Every Monday, he holds himself accountable in Where Colin was right, where Colin was wrong.Here’s where Colin hit, and where he missed after 4  weeks of NFL games, and 5 weeks into the college football season.Where Colin was rightBlazin’ 5 – 15-5 for 75% one month into the season is by far Colin’s best start ever. 4-1 this week, including the Chiefs covering 6.5 on the the greatest back door cover of all time. The money train leaves the station every Friday. Feel free to hop on board.Blazin’ 5: @ColinCowherd‘s picks for 2017-18 NFL Week 4Via @TheHerd pic.twitter.com/uqnnmVxRgQ— FOX Sports PH (@FOXSports_PH) September 30, 2017 Where Colin was wrongJets are 2-2 – Colin predicted the Jets would go 0-16, and the Jets have taught him never to do that again. Bilal Powell just ran wild on the Jags for 163 yards behind an offensive line that has played better than anyone expected, and they have some nice young pieces on defense. If this is tanking, they’re doing it wrong.Bilal Powell had a big day w/ 163 yds rushing & a TD as the Jets improved to 2-2 with a win over the Jags 23-20 #Jets #JAXvsNYJ pic.twitter.com/xovoPoU0og— Next Man Up (@spottingboard) October 2, 2017 Where Colin was rightButch Jones is toast – Before the season, Colin said there was no hotter college football coaching seat than Butch Jones at Tennessee. After an unforgivable Hail Mary loss to Florida, and a 41-0 blowout against Georgia, Jones should be gone before the weekend. Tennessee is a better program than this disaster. Where Colin was rightAdrian Peterson experiment is a failure – Colin has always thought Adrian Peterson was an overrated superstar, in terms of his performance contributing to wins, and he never thought AP was a good fit in New Orleans scheme. After 4 weeks, he’s been reduced to an RB 3, has 81 total rushing yards on the year, and only managed 4 yards last week. Peterson to the Saints is a bust.About that Adrian Peterson experiment in New Orleans…… pic.twitter.com/fkll6bVQ8z— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 1, 2017 Advertisement Where Colin was wrongSame old Jay Cutler – Colin had high hopes for Jay Cutler reuniting with Adam Gase in Miami, but they’re 1-2, can’t move the ball on offense, and as each week passes, he looks more like the same old disgruntled quarterback he’s been throughout his career. Miami has faced challenges from Hurricane Irma, but Cutler is already spreading bad vibes. A grumpy zebra can’t change his stripes, or at least Cutler can’t.Monday got us feelin’ like Jay Cutler in on the Wildcat package pic.twitter.com/EnrgvEeqq2— DRAFT (@PlayDraft) October 2, 2017 Where Colin was wrongEd O bad faster than expected – Colin has never accused Ed Orgeron of being an elite coach, but he thought he could at least win some games in a down SEC in his first year, just based on the talent already on the roster. After a home loss to Troy, people are already talking buyout numbers. It would be a shock if he makes it to year two. This experiment has already failed. He’s a great guy, but he’s a coordinator, not a head coach.Hey @LSU, thanks for having us down for homecoming! We really enjoyed it! ?— Troy University (@TROYUnews) October 1, 2017 Where Colin was rightEagles best in the NFC East – Colin took heat for predicting Philly would win the NFC East, but they’re 3-1 record through 4 weeks is the best in the conference. They have the best offensive/defensive line combo in the NFL, dominate time of possession and Carson Wentz has shown an ability to win close games. Meanwhile, Dallas has looked uneven and less dominant offensively so far. Calling this a right.Wentz doing his thing to elude Ingram and flips it across the field to Blount for the first down pic.twitter.com/gS0QK5C9Cw— The Bitter Birds (@AdrianFedkiw) October 1, 2017 Where Colin was rightRams are for real – Colin said the Rams would be one of the most improved teams in the NFL, and they look like they’re for real after a statement win in Jerry’s World. Jared Goff has transformed from bust to baller under quarterback offensive minded rookie head coach Sean McVay. Todd Gurley is having his best year as a pro through 4 weeks, and the L.A. pass rush with Aaron Donald is scary. Right on the Rams.Beautiful play action on jet by the Rams. Gurley bypasses the LB’s running wheel down the seam.Brilliant call by the OC Matt LaFluer! pic.twitter.com/jxy7LiZSCi— Coach Dan Casey (@CoachDanCasey) October 2, 2017last_img read more

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Colin No guarantees Urban Meyer survives if bombshell coverup allegations are true

first_img Advertisement This morning, longtime college football insider Brett McMurphy dropped a bombshell story that has put Urban Meyer’s future at Ohio State in question due to his prior knowledge of former wide receivers coach Zach Smith’s history of domestic violence. Smith was fired from the Buckeye staff on July 23 for a criminal trespassing arrest arising from a domestic dispute with his ex-wife, Courtney Smith.Text messages I have obtained, an exclusive interview w/the victim & other information I have learned shows Ohio State coach Urban Meyer knew in 2015 of domestic abuse allegations against a member of his coaching staff despite his denial last week https://t.co/fcxi8GKyeI— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 1, 2018McMurphy’s story produced text message exchanges between Courtney Smith and several coaches wives, including Meyer’s wife Shelley, detailing alleged abuse from Zach Smith stemming from a 2015 domestic abuse incident. When asked about the 2015 incident during the Big Ten media day, Meyer claimed he had no prior knowledge. Given Meyer’s denial, and the evidence produced in McMurphy’s piece, Colin thinks Meyer’s future in Columbus could be in jeopardy unless there’s a plausible explanation for his media day denial. Colin can’t wrap his head around why Meyer would risk his career by knowingly lying to cover up for an already fired assistant, as it appears he did at the media day, and believes his track record and reputation for going soft on discipline for players with troubling criminal charges won’t help his case as details continue to leak.Colin doesn’t know how this will all play out, but there’s no question it’s a massive, ugly story for Ohio State and Meyer, and validates his critics that have long said he willingly looked past criminal conduct, dating back to his time at Florida.10 years ago Meyer would have survived this, but things are different today..@ColinCowherd reacts to reports Urban Meyer knew about Zach Smith’s 2015 domestic violence incidents pic.twitter.com/Q40iyHhWMT— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 1, 2018last_img read more

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Aaron Rodgers Met A Fiery Death In His Game of Thrones Cameo

first_imgLast week, news leaked that Aaron Rodgers had a cameo in the penultimate episode of the massive HBO fantasy hit Game of Thrones. Rodgers didn’t get a ton of screen time, appearing briefly in a line up as a bow and arrow carrying member of Cersei’s King’s Landing Army before getting massacred by the Unsullied ass kickers.Incredible performance tonight by Mr @AaronRodgers12 pic.twitter.com/NnETtVWkFi— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 13, 2019Apparently the showrunners liked what Rodgers was putting down on film, because they also wrote him into a scene where he gets torched to death by Drogon as he lights up the streets of King’s Landing. Rodgers tried to dip down an alley, but was ultimately chased down by the fire and torched to death like a Khalil Mack pass rush. Rodgers should be ready for the start of training camp.RIP AARON RODGERS!#GoPackGo #GoTpic.twitter.com/1gpAZ6tvx3— Packers BRASIL 🧀 🇧🇷 (@PackersBR) May 13, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more

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5 Free and LowCost Tools for Improving Social Media Productivity

first_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer SAN FRANCISCO — For busy business owners, managing your brand on a growing list of social networks can be time consuming, if not stressful and frustrating. The good news is that there are a small army of tools and apps that can help simplify the process.”Social media. Productivity. Efficiency. These words don’t always go together, but they should,” said Lisa Buyer, president and CEO of online public relations, social media and SEO agency The Buyer Group, based in Hollywood, Fla. Buyer spoke yesterday at the Search Engine Strategies conference in San Francisco about tools and strategies for optimizing your social media efforts without spending a ton of money doing it.Related: 3 Ways to Make Your Social Media Efforts More ProductiveHere’s a look at five of the low-cost tools Buyer suggested online marketers add to their social media arsenal: 1. TrackyTracky is a free app that combines separate tools such as email, to-do lists, chat, file sharing and more all on one social, task-management platform. Access to individual projects can be limited to specific users by changing settings from public to private, and users can share information within the app via their Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest accounts.”I also really like Tracky because it lets you involve people who might be outside of your organization [in the collaboration process], so you can look for new ideas and resources,” Buyer said.Related: This New Tool Could Be the Future of Measuring Sentiment on Social Media2. BlitzMetrics Instead of having to collect analytics across every social network your brand is on, BlitzMetrics allows users to track and analyze all those stats in one convenient dashboard. “For $1 a day … it eliminates the need to create multiple reports for everyone at your company who needs to know how your social media is performing,” Buyer said.3. Pitch EngineEntrepreneurs want to get the word out about their companies and the special events or promotions they’re putting on, but they don’t always have the time to create a social media strategy or call individual news outlets and make the pitch. Instead, Pitch Engine allows you to create a 1-page website to tell your story visually with videos and engaging images for free. You can share the page via email or social media, or integrate it into your own website. A basic plan, which comes with features like search optimization, costs $19 per month.4. WildfireRecently acquired by Google, Wildfire is an app that allows you to easily create contests and sweepstakes on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It also offers comprehensive dashboards and reports for your social marketing pages, tabs and campaigns.Basic plans start at $5 for one promotion with unlimited participants, plus $1 for each day the promotion runs. Related: How Social Media Startup Wildfire Was Bought By Google for $250 Million5. BufferBesides marketing your own brand, one important function of social media is to share timely, important and engaging content with your customers and followers. One easy way to do that is by using an app called Buffer, Buyer said. It allows you to collect interesting articles, videos and pictures from around the web and automatically schedule them to post on your social networks throughout the day. Pricing starts at $10 per month. Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Listen Now min read August 15, 2012last_img read more

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Walking With AI How to Spot Store and Clean the Data You

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Last August, data science leader Monica Rogati unveiled a new way for entrepreneurs to think about artificial intelligence. Modeled after psychologist Abraham Maslow’s five-tier hierarchy of psychological needs, her AI hierarchy of needs has become a conference favorite for illustrating how to incorporate AI into a business.Despite entrepreneurs’ excitement around AI, Rogati’s hierarchy makes an uncomfortable point. Few companies are ready to adopt AI. Most are struggling to fulfill fundamental needs, such as reliable data flow and storage. The truth is that data literacy is lacking at most companies hoping to reap the rewards of AI.You get out what you put in.To help entrepreneurs understand the importance of high-quality data, our team has come up with what we call the AI uncertainty principle: The key takeaway? If any of the values on the right fall to zero, so does the value of the AI program. We discussed evaluating business opportunities for AI in a prior Entrepreneur article, so we’re now focusing on the second variable: maximizing data quality.Related: 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Using Data for Artificial IntelligenceHigh-quality data is key across all types of machine learning — supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning. For most businesses, supervised learning is the low-hanging fruit because it’s about learning from past examples. If the prior examples are irrelevant or low-quality, then guess what? Any insights derived from them will be, too. Someone without any basketball experience can’t just join an NBA team — at least not if he wants to succeed.While most data scientists prefer the hardcore math of machine learning over the legwork of cleaning data, you can’t have the former without the latter. Data science and engineering go hand in hand, and the right machine learning team will have people who can handle both.Related: Think Your Company Needs a Data Scientist? You’re Probably Wrong.Do more with good data; No machine learning initiative will work without high-quality data. To get the good, clean data you need to:1. Start with instrumentation.Machine learning initiatives are as diverse as companies  themselves. Think critically about what sort of examples you need to train your algorithm on in order for it to make predictions or recommendations.For example, an online baby registry we partnered with wanted to project the lifetime value of customers within days of signup. Fortunately for us, it had proactively logged transaction data, including items customers added to their registries, where they were added and when they purchased. Furthermore, the client had logged the entire event stream, rather than just the current state of each registry, to maintain a database record.The client also brought us web and mobile event stream data. Through Heap Analytics, it had logged the type of device and browser used by each registrant into its transactional database. Using UTM codes, the registry company had even gathered attribution data, something collected for all or most marketing activities by just 51 percent of North American respondents to a 2017 AdRoll survey.Taken together, the logged information enabled the company to record how various marketing campaigns and channels map to customer lifetime value. The only piece it was missing was CRM data on sales touch points and similar metrics. While many of our other clients use CRMs such as Salesforce, human-input data is messy. Although there might be signal in it, we tend to prioritize it below machine-generated data, which is more consistent. When working with disparate data sets, think about joinability. If you offer a software product, consider requiring a login. Because the registry we worked with used one, we were able to easily associate actions across devices and platforms to a single user. In lieu of a login, which can create user friction, consider logging user IP addresses or using tracking cookies. One way or another, individual actions must be tied together into a single coherent view of the user.2. Label and store the data.Store your data in a data warehouse, such as Google BigQuery or Amazon Redshift, though there are other strong storage options. These systems use structured formats that force discipline, which make it easier for downstream users to access and analyze the data. Build labeling into your storage workflows, and try to automate labeling as much as possible. On one of our predictive maintenance projects, for instance, requiring technicians to use an app for logging failure causes would have produced a clean, labeled data set. Humans are inconsistent both over time and across individuals, and unless you create truly excellent systems for data input, it will be tough to normalize the data for these disparities down the road. To make normalization easier, cleanly label data lineages and track them alongside the data itself. Product changes can discolor your data in ways that won’t be readily apparent to analysts and engineers. If you roll out a new user interface, for example, clearly identify data from before and after the switch.3. “Clean” the collected data.Cleaning data is far from exciting, but it’s critical if you want to get results out of an AI initiative. When it comes to AI projects, 51 percent of those surveyed for CrowdFlower’s 2017 Data Scientist Report called quality issues their biggest bottleneck. Cleaning can involve interpolating missing records, removing outliers that skew results, deleting redundancies and logging regime changes. If you’re starting from scratch, cleaning data might involve all these things and more, such as back-filling missing data.Related: What to Do When Your Mother Tells You Your Data Resembles ‘a Rat’s Nest’Remember the AI uncertainty principle. When data is missing, incomplete or dirty, you won’t get much value from your AI. That being said, don’t pitch an effort to clean all your data in one fell swoop.With our registry client, we began by working solely with the transactional database and migrating that into Redshift to create a number of downstream models. Only after that did we incorporate the client’s Heap data into Redshift, and we’re currently doing the same with its email marketing data. If you’re not sure where to start, pick an end-to-end solution that delivers business value with the added byproduct of data cleansing. As important as collecting and cleaning data is, know this: It’ll never be enough. Just as they have since the start of your business, your products, contexts and goals will continue to change. Your data collection and cleaning efforts should as well. That’s why the best time to design your AI initiative was when you began your company; the second best time is now.  Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 6 min read June 16, 2018 Register Now »last_img read more

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Still Using Internet Explorer Patch Windows Now

first_imgMicrosoft quietly pushed out an out-of-band (read: emergency) update to Internet Explorer today to thwart attacks that could let malicious websites install malware on Windows PCs.”An attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit the vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website, for example, by sending an email,” a Microsoft security advisory said.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/ie-emergency-patch?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 “If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability … could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.”To make sure you’re protected, run Windows Update. The vulnerability officially affects Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11 on Windows 7, 8.1, 10 and supported server versions. If you’re running older versions of IE, or older versions of Windows, it’s time to upgrade.MORE: Best Antivirus Software and AppsMicrosoft gave Google’s Clement Lecigne credit for discovering the bug. Bleeping Computer reported that Google’s Threat Analysis Group, for which Lecigne apparently works, had seen “the vulnerability being used in targeted attacks,” but Microsoft didn’t say anything about that in its security advisory or its associated support page.Whether this vulnerability is being actively exploited or not, it certainly will be once malware writers dissect the Microsoft update, figure out how to attack the flaw and add working malware into browser exploit kits. That will likely all be done within 24 hours, so patch your Windows system now — or just avoid using Internet Explorer.Image credit: Lucian Milasan/Shutterstock Set Up Windows Hello Facial Recognition Find Saved Wi-Fi Passwords Create a Guest Account in Windows 10 Set Up Windows Hello Facial Recognition Use the Windows 10 Parental Controls Windows 10 Security and Networking How to Restrict Cortana’s Ever-Present Listening in Windows 10 Create a Guest Account in Windows 10 Create Limited User Accounts ✖ Blacklist Non-Windows Store Apps Pin People to Your Taskbar Set Up a Metered Internet Connection All Windows 10 Tips All Windows 10 Tips Enable Windows Hello Fingerprint Login Stream XBox One Games Use the Windows 10 Parental Controls Create Limited User Accounts «« Previous Tip Pin People to Your Taskbar How to Restrict Cortana’s Ever-Present Listening in Windows 10 All Windows 10 Tips Find Your MAC Address Blacklist Non-Windows Store Apps Automatically Lock Your PC with Dynamic Lock Pin People to Your Taskbar Set Up a Metered Internet Connection Automatically Lock Your PC with Dynamic Lock Map a Network Drive Set Up a Metered Internet Connection Stream XBox One Games Turn Your Windows PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot Use Find My Device Stream XBox One Games Map a Network Drive Map a Network Drive Create Limited User Accounts Set Time Limits for Kids Password Protect a Folder Password Protect a Folder Turn Your Windows PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot Use the Windows 10 Parental Controls Windows 10 Security and Networking Enable Windows Hello Fingerprint Login Find Your MAC Address Turn Your Windows PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot More Tips by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisement Next Tips »» Use Find My Device Blacklist Non-Windows Store Apps Password Protect a Folder Find Your MAC Address Turn Your Windows PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot How to Restrict Cortana’s Ever-Present Listening in Windows 10 Next Tip »» Find Saved Wi-Fi Passwords Find Your MAC Address Create a Guest Account in Windows 10 Use Find My Device Set Time Limits for Kids Find Saved Wi-Fi Passwords Enable Windows Hello Fingerprint Login Set Up Windows Hello Facial Recognition Set Time Limits for Kids Automatically Lock Your PC with Dynamic Lock Use the Windows 10 Parental Controlslast_img read more

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