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How to Use the Ping Command to Test Your Network

How-To Geek - 7 hours 59 min ago
The ping command sends packets of data to a specific IP address on a network, and then lets you know how long it took to transmit that data and get a response. It’s a handy tool that you can use to quickly test various points of your network. Here’s how to use it.
Categories: IT General, Technology

UK's M&S, Microsoft sign artificial intelligence deal

Technology News (Reuters) - 8 hours 9 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Marks & Spencer has signed a strategic partnership deal with Microsoft to test the integration of artificial intelligence technologies into the retailer's stores and operations, it said on Thursday.
Categories: Technology

Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick just had an A+ Instagram exchange

Mashable - 8 hours 59 min ago

If ever you need an amusing social media exchange, you can normally count on Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively to deliver.

SEE ALSO: 69 times Ryan Reynolds was hands down the funniest actor on Twitter

They've done it before on Twitter, and now they're at it on Instagram. And this time Anna Kendrick's weighed in, too.

It started on Monday night, when Blake Lively shared a poster from her upcoming film A Simple Favor.

@annakendrick47 is the hotter, female(r) version of my husband... so, would it reaaaally count as cheating?? 🔪👗🍸🎀🖤

A post shared by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on Jun 20, 2018 at 4:42pm PDT Read more...

More about Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Culture, and Celebrities
Categories: IT General, Technology

How to Fix All of Windows 10’s Annoyances

How-To Geek - 9 hours 19 min ago
Windows 10 starts as a very annoying operating system. The Start menu is full of games like Candy Crush, advertisements are all over the place, and useless icons like People litter the taskbar. Here’s how to eliminate all those annoyances.
Categories: IT General, Technology

Oscar to expand individual health insurance to more states

Health News (Reuters) - 9 hours 40 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar Health, which began selling individual health insurance in New York for the 2014 launch of the Obamacare exchanges, on Thursday announced plans to expand into Florida, Michigan and Arizona next year, even as the Trump administration seeks to undercut that marketplace with cheaper insurance products.
Categories: Health

Fixing UK's Dixons Carphone to take years, new boss warns

Technology News (Reuters) - 9 hours 42 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Turning around the fortunes of Dixons Carphone , the British electricals and mobile phone retailer, will take years, its new boss said on Thursday, with annual profit set to tumble again in 2018-19.
Categories: Technology

Chris Pratt teaching James Corden how to hike is a glorious disaster

Mashable - 10 hours 27 min ago

Seven rolls of toilet paper, some wet wipes, and an empty bottle for urine drinking — that's what good hiking is all about, right?

Well, James Corden certainly seems to think so.

SEE ALSO: Tom Cruise recreates Tom Cruise's entire film career in 9 minutes

In the sketch above for The Late Late Show, he joins Chris Pratt for an eventful hike up to the Hollywood sign.

Needless to say, things don't exactly go smoothly... Read more...

More about Uk, James Corden, Chris Pratt, Culture, and Celebrities
Categories: IT General, Technology

10 pieces of camping gear on sale to make summer way more fun

Mashable - 10 hours 29 min ago

The sun rising earlier and shining brighter than usual, the blistering heat, the relentless pit stains, and the influx of wedding invitations you receive in the mail — ah, summer is finally here.

SEE ALSO: Complete every party this summer with the Mini Flip Cup game

This season is the perfect time to rough it out in the great outdoors, but even before you think about stepping foot outside, you must first pack up the essentials that will prevent you from wishing you stayed indoors instead. From supremely powerful tactical flashlights to beach mats that absorb sand, below are handy items that will upgrade your adventure off the grid. The best part? They're all on sale. Read more...

More about Summer, Camping, Mashable Shopping, Shopping List, and Mashable Stackcommerce
Categories: IT General, Technology

12 of the best Amazon Alexa skills for kids (and their parents)

Mashable - 10 hours 59 min ago

Amazon Alexa is quite possibly one of the best things to ever happen to your smart home.

SEE ALSO: 10 of the best Amazon Alexa skills for dating and romance

The voice assistant is capable of quickly ordering pizza from Domino's or Pizza Hut, playing podcasts throughout your home, and even playing a quick game of Skyrim. It can help you find a date, or even sleep better with relaxing meditation and sleep machines with nature sounds

But did you know Alexa can also help you be a better parent to your child? There are a number of clever tips, tricks, and skills that you can tap into via Alexa which will help you navigate the unpredictable journey of parenthood.  Read more...

More about Parenting, Kids, Amazon Alexa, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping List
Categories: IT General, Technology

This video animation software is on sale for a whopping 96% off

Mashable - 10 hours 59 min ago

Last weekend, Incredibles 2 earned the title of having the most successful animated film opening of all time, raking in an impressive $180 million and surpassing the previous record-breaker, Finding Dory. Even after more than a decade since the release of its precursor, the film was still able to command legions of fans to come to the theaters, which only means one thing: animation is here to stay.

SEE ALSO: 6 of the best security software solutions for 2018

In case you haven't noticed, companies big and small are willing to pay top dollar to be able to churn out video content like attention-grabbing animations and promotional slideshows. But if you can't pony up thousands of dollars for fancy production tools to create your own, there's a better alternative — Videobolt Pro. Read more...

More about Software, Apps And Software, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo, and Mashable Stackcommerce
Categories: IT General, Technology

Cher bites into a cow tongue to avoid saying 1 nice thing about Donald Trump

Mashable - 11 hours 7 min ago

If ever you were in any doubt about Cher's level of dislike for the current President, you won't be after watching the video above.

SEE ALSO: Katy Perry chooses to rank her sexual partners rather than eat a 1000-year-old egg

In a classic game of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the legendary singer is given two choices: say one nice thing about Donald Trump, or eat a cow tongue.

"There's nothing nice about him," she says, shortly before taking a hearty chomp from said tongue. "I can't say one nice thing about him." Read more...

More about Uk, James Corden, Cher, Culture, and Talk Show
Categories: IT General, Technology

Make me cute: Why we're obsessed with adorable cartoon avatars

Mashable - 11 hours 14 min ago

This post is part of Me, online, Mashable's ongoing series digging into online identities.

Get ready for the rise of the cartoon clones. 

When Apple releases iOS 12 this fall, its Bitmoji clone, Memoji, will expand the reach of the doodle doppelganger. Sure, Snapchat users already love Bitmoji, and Samsung copied Bitmoji with AR Emoji earlier this year, but Apple will bring our adorable twins even further into the mainstream.

Before we get there though, let’s stop and think: Why are we so obsessed with cute cartoon versions of ourselves? We’ve even gotten to the point where we complain our mini-mes are cooler than our actual selves.  Read more...

More about Cute, Bitmoji, Avatar, Identity, and Memoji
Categories: IT General, Technology

Novo's pioneering diabetes pill beats Victoza, Januvia in tests

Health News (Reuters) - 12 hours 24 min ago
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk's experimental diabetes pill, which it hopes will transform the diabetes market, has proved superior to both Merck & Co's Januvia and its own best-selling injectable treatment Victoza in tests.
Categories: Health

Lime to launch dock-free electric scooters in Paris

Technology News (Reuters) - 12 hours 28 min ago
(Reuters) - California-based bicycle sharing service Lime said it will launch a fleet of dock-free electric scooters in Paris starting June 22.
Categories: Technology

Norway's Telenor fined $96 million by competition watchdog

Technology News (Reuters) - 12 hours 33 min ago
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Competition Authority fined Telenor 788 million crowns ($96.3 million) on Thursday, saying the country's largest telecoms provider had abused its dominant market position.
Categories: Technology

Japan firms slow to get compliant with new EU data privacy rules: Reuters poll

Technology News (Reuters) - 13 hours 1 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Around a quarter of Japanese businesses have made progress on meeting some of the easier requirements under Europe's new data privacy regulations while about another 20 percent plan to do so, a Reuters poll found.
Categories: Technology

Guys, Pete Davidson finally confirmed he's engaged to Ariana Grande

Mashable - 13 hours 28 min ago

Finally, this shenanigan of guesswork is over.

After adorable Instagrams and rumours fluttered about over the last week, Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson has officially confirmed his engagement to pop queen Ariana Grande.

Davidson dropped by The Tonight Show to chat with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, where he was meant to be promoting his new Netflix film Set It Up, but he couldn't really avoid the main subject, hey.

"Now, you know you didn't have to get engaged to Ariana Grande to come on our show, right?" joked Fallon, as Grande is a bit of a favourite with The Tonight Show. "But I did, though," replied Davidson. "I feel like I won a contest." Read more...

More about Engagement, Jimmy Fallon, Ariana Grande, The Tonight Show, and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon
Categories: IT General, Technology

Keeping an Open Mind When Algorithms Control What You Read

Havard Management Tip of the Day - 13 hours 59 min ago

Pretty much everything you see online, from search results to your Facebook feed, is generated by algorithms. This invisible code prioritizes information that it thinks you’ll like — which can turn your online experience into an echo chamber of identical opinions. How can you keep algorithms from penning in your worldview? To start with, think about how dangerous it can be to see only things that you already agree with. Be skeptical of the veracity and comprehensiveness of your internet feeds. Make sure you’re reading widely about issues in the world, and deliberately follow people with views that differ from yours. By expanding what you read and pay attention to, you’ll force the algorithms to broaden their recommendations. And occasionally get off the radar, to see an unfiltered view of the web: Put your browser in incognito mode, or search anonymously using a search engine that doesn’t track you.

Adapted from “How to Think for Yourself When Algorithms Control What You Read,” by Marc Zao-Sanders

Categories: Management

Taiwan's TSMC to invest $25 billion in 5 nanometer node technology

Technology News (Reuters) - 14 hours 31 min ago
HSINCHU, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, a supplier to Apple Inc, said on Thursday it expects to invest $25 billion in 5 nanometer node technology.
Categories: Technology

Trevor Noah also slams Trump's 'solution' to border crisis

Mashable - 14 hours 33 min ago

Stephen Colbert slammed it. Now it's Trevor Noah's turn.

Just days after The Daily Show skewered Donald Trump's child separation policy, on Wednesday night, Noah called BS on Trump's new executive order to halt the separation of migrant families crossing the U.S. border.

The order, signed after immense pressure and public outrage, essentially changes, but doesn't fix, the humanitarian crisis Trump's own administration created. "Trump right now is if Superman threw a meteor at the Earth and then stopped it himself," said Noah. "Everyone'd be like, 'Thanks, I guess?'"

Remember, the order simply halts the separation of migrant families at the border — it details absolutely no plans to reunite more than 2,000 children with their parents. Plus, the order maintains that while families will no longer be separated, they could possibly be detained together indefinitely. Read more...

More about Separation, Immigration, Trump, The Daily Show, and Trevor Noah
Categories: IT General, Technology
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