There are many products that cross my desk for review, and very few of those products surprise me. I’ve been doing this for long enough that I can generally guess how a device is going to perform or work before it even gets to me. Huawei’s new MateBook X Pro is an exception. Even though the MateBook X Pro has a deep bench of specs and an eye-catching design, Huawei is not exactly an established brand in the laptop world. Prior Huawei laptops weren’t great, either: they had poor battery life, not enough power, bad design, frustrating trackpads, and were generally not worth considering. Fortunately, the MateBook X Pro has completely and thoroughly exceeded my expectations. While it is not a perfect laptop and it has a couple of faults that will stop some from considering it, it is still the best laptop I’ve used all year. That makes it my new recommendation as the productivity and entertainment laptop to buy right now. 9 Verge Score Good Stuff Immaculate … [Read more...] about Huawei’s new MateBook X Pro is the best laptop right now
For the past two years, 52-year-old Kendra Jackson of Omaha, Nebraska just thought she had a bad cold."When it first started out, I just thought it was my allergies or a runny nose -- like the beginning of a fresh cold," Jackson said.The coughing, sneezing and runny nose began 2½ years after Jackson was involved in a serious car accident. She remembers hitting her face against the dashboard, and she has struggled with migraine headaches ever since.In 2015, Jackson's "runny nose" began to worsen."When it didn't go away, I kept going back and forth to the doctors, and they prescribed every kind of medicine you can think of, and my nose just kept on running," she said.The doctors she saw told her that she probably had allergies. But this year, Jackson went to physicians at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and learned the real reason behind her nasal discharge: a cerebrospinal fluid (or CSF) leak caused by a small hole in her skull."She would wake up in the morning after … [Read more...] about Woman’s runny nose was actually fluid from inside her brain
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments To Your Health by Lindsey Bever by Lindsey Bever Email the author May 9 at 9:24 AM Email the author This post has been updated. For years, Kendra Jackson battled an incessantly runny nose — sniffling and sneezing, blowing and losing sleep each night. Jackson said she initially thought she was getting a cold, then, as her symptoms persisted, doctors suggested it was possibly seasonal allergies, … [Read more...] about She was told her perpetually runny nose was from ‘allergies.’ It was a brain-fluid leak.
By Hamdi Issawi StarMetro Edmonton Thu., April 12, 2018 Edmonton—To the surprise of staff and students, a Bitcoin teller machine has sprung up on the University of Alberta’s North campus. Installed midway through HUB Mall, near the entrance to Rutherford Library, the machine appeared Monday with neither ceremony nor signage — just an onscreen message: “Seriously, right across from the BMO ATM. A little on the nose, right?” Before this week, the nearest Bitcoin teller machine, or BTM, available to students was at Remedy Café on 109 St. and 86 Ave., a 10-minute walk from the mall. James Gray, a local IT professional who owns the BTM, says he installed the machine as a proof of concept, to show that people are ready to manage their finances outside of regulated currency. “It was a good place to attract a younger, more tech-savvy crowd who could see the benefits of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies,” Gray said. “Most all … [Read more...] about University of Alberta campus residence becomes all-hours Bitcoin hub
Google has banned fake ID generator apps from the Play Store. The company made the announcement via an update on its Developer Policy Center. A cursory search of the Play Store reveals a ton of offending apps are still live. You really can’t be surprised that there are Android apps claiming to help create fake IDs. After all, the Play Store has been home to many dodgy apps. However, Google has decided to crack down on this particular category.In an update on its Developer Policy Center (and first seen by Android Police), the company explicitly calls out apps that claim to facilitate or generate these important documents. “We don’t allow apps that help users to mislead others, including, but not limited to, apps that generate or facilitate the generation of ID cards, social security numbers, passports, diplomas, credit cards and driver’s licenses,” reads the updated policy. Editor's PickGoogle removed 700K apps from the Play Store in 2017 for violating … [Read more...] about It’s back to the fake nose and wig as Google bans fake ID apps
Polls suggest Hungary’s conservative-populist premier Viktor Orbán has win a third term in today’s national elections. With 199 seats up for grabs, Europe Elects is sharing estimates which suggest Fidesz, the party founded by Prime Minister Orbán while he was a young anti-Communist dissident, has won 103 seats, along with his coalition partners.Far-right nationalist party Jobbik is currently polling in second place, with an estimated 42 seats. The estimates, if accurate, will be extremely disappointing for top bureaucrats in the European Union and activists working for so-called civil society NGOs funded by billionaire open borders campaigner George Soros, who will have been hoping for an upset defeat.Prime Minister Orbán has been the most determined foe of the compulsory migrant quota regime the EU has attempted to impose at the behest of pro-migration NGOs, and served as the focal point for an increasingly influential eurosceptic, … [Read more...] about Bloody Nose for Brussels: Polls Suggests Anti-Globalist, Anti-Soros Orban Wins Third Term in Hungary
If there’s any common reason that ambitious VR games frequently wind up disappointing, restrictive budgets would be to blame. Limited money means fewer people work on a game, generally reducing the scope of the experience. And even though VR tends to demand triple-A-caliber assets and design, experienced developers have come to see big budget titles as especially risky on new, unestablished platforms. Since VR is still building its audience, it’s no wonder that large developers’ VR “experiences” feel more like teasers than complete games. There’s a solution: ports. While I normally wouldn’t buy into a platform just for ports, they strike me as the best model to keep the VR universe flush with quality software in a “small budget” world. The truth of this crystallized after I read a new Reddit AMA with the developers behind the Wipeout Omega Collection. Sony revealed that a team of only five people brought the … [Read more...] about VR’s ‘small budget’ mandate can be a positive instead of a curse … with the right IP
“Now Mary Jo Kopechne has a voice, where she never had a voice before,” said film producer Mark Ciardi of his latest movie, Chappaquiddick, which opens today in theaters. He joined Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and special guest host Patrick Courrielche on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight to discuss his latest film’s depiction of the events surrounding Ted Kennedy’s 1969 car accident in which 28-year-old Kopechne was killed. Ciardi explained the film’s genesis, saying, “I didn’t develop the project. The script was finished. It came to me through a manager friend of mine Chris Fenton, who’s one of the producers on the film with me, and we had a meeting at a new company, kind of private equity, and we’re looking for great projects, and he said, called a couple of weeks later, ‘Listen, I’ve got this great script. These young writers wrote it. First … [Read more...] about Exclusive — ‘Chappaquiddick’ Producer Mark Ciardi: This Film Isn’t For ‘the Right or the Left, It’s For the Truth’
It’s hard to remember the days when artificial intelligence seemed like an intangible, futuristic concept. Today, AI is everywhere. This has been decades in the making, however, and the past 90 years have seen both renaissances and winters for the field of study. At present, AI is launching a persistent infiltration into our personal lives with the rise of self-driving cars and intelligent personal assistants. In the enterprise, we likewise see AI rearing its head in adaptive marketing and cybersecurity. The rise of AI is exciting, but people often throw the term around in an attempt to win buzzword bingo, rather than to accurately reflect technological capabilities. In cybersecurity in particular, it’s all too easy to slip on marketing snake oil as vendors tout AI and machine learning, when — caveat emptor — not all AI technologies on the market are created equal. Machines learn the same way humans do The best way to discern fact from alternative fact is to … [Read more...] about Choose the right AI method for the job
March 29, 2018 - Written By Justin Diaz Over the past week or two, YouTube began banning gun videos. Now, this isn’t a blanket ban of all videos that revolve around guns, as per YouTube’s new policies it mostly seems to be affecting videos which have the intent to sell guns, or link to sites where gun sales and gun accessory sales are taking place. While this doesn’t seem like a problem for some, others will find it to be more than a little bit of a headache and perhaps rightfully so, as it seems to have sparked a little bit of a debate among internet-goers and common visitors of YouTube as to whether YouTube is making the right decision, or whether YouTube is violating free speech. Some will argue that YouTube is within its rights to ban any videos it sees fit if they sit outside of the realm of what’s allowed per the policy.YouTube is the company that owns the platform, after all, and perhaps it has the right to do as it sees fit with any content uploaded to … [Read more...] about Is YouTube Making The Right Call Banning Gun Videos?