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by:☠ MASQ ☠
<  shhh .... we're not meant to talk about Fight Club ... ;)  >
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The ATEN VM0404HA 4x4 4K HDMI Matrix Switch supports 4K resolutions of UHD (3840 x 2160) and DCI (4096 x 2160) with refresh rates of 30 Hz (4:4:4) and 60 Hz (4:2:0). It is ideal for applications where the routing of 4K digital signals is required.

Just when you thought Google Glass was dead and buried (thanks to public stigma), yesterday they announced an enterprise version:
http://www.x.company/glass/

Here's a blog post from the Glass project lead (Jay Kothari) that explains some of the things they're doing in the enterprise.

instruction manual compared to glass Using these for helping factory workers in assembly, inventory management, etc., on first glance looks like a no-brainer.  Giving a surgeon the ability to monitor vital signs of a patient while elbow deep in a heart transplant, amazing. Seems like enterprise is where the Glass project should have started in the first place.

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by:Daniella Barion
Like a zombie!
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by:Brian Matis
There's definitely a lot of potential in this type of product. I keep thinking it'll be Apple that manages to make something stylish enough to get mass-market appeal though.
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Check out this email I got from Google (DUH!):


Help keep your Google Account secure

Hi Ryan,
These apps & sites that aren't from Google have permission to access your account, notmyrealemail@gmail.com. Do you still want to allow access?
Review non-Google apps & sites

Windows
Read, send, delete, and manage your email, Manage your calendars, Manage your contacts
See all

Why you’re getting this email
Apps & sites can ask for permissions to see and change things like your emails, contacts, and documents.
Learn more
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So did you checkout that you've actually given that permission and it's still needed?
(https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3466521)

A quick check here and no-one has "Windows" specifically listed as an OAuth authorized app.

Even if correct it's always worth checking your settings regularly :)
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Windows 10 is just set up that way as I have the only email address I use set up as my Microsoft account.  I just thought it was funny.
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This article matches my experience with regards to GCP Firebase vs AWS Lambda. The TLDR is that AWS is better for testing but Firebase is way less complicated overall. For personal projects I'll be sticking with Firebase as much as I can.

https://medium.com/@ste.grider/serverless-showdown-aws-lambda-vs-firebase-google-cloud-functions-cc7529bcfa7d
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Here's the TL;DR version.
"Net neutrality is a longstanding digital principle that internet service providers should treat all web traffic equally and fairly. This means providers cannot prefer one website or service over the other by granting unequal loading speeds or by blocking or slowing content."
Basically, this gives an internet service provider (ISP) the ability to purposefully slow down Netflix or Facebook if it wants to. "Netflix won’t disclose its Day of Action plans but says it will be “noticeable” for its users."
Sounds like they might be inclined to give its audience a taste of what this could be like?

Experts Exchange is on the list with Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and so many more.
https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/?_fp=f_f5f283
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by:Sean Plemons Kelly, CISSP, CCNA
It's great to see EE on that list of names.
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by:Brian Matis
The list keeps growing! We're in good company :-)
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No one can stop us keep going.
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Cyber News Rundown: Edition 7/7/17

British Lawmakers’ Logins Targeted

Over the last week, multiple parliament members and other lawmakers in the UK have been the focus of cold-callers attempting to gain login credentials, following a successful brute force attack that compromised the credentials of several other officials. Passwords for the remainder of the parliamentary staff have received a force reset to avoid any further exploitation of their systems.

Banks Still Struggle with Security

The Online Trust Alliance recently conducted an anonymous study of 1,000 websites across many different sectors, to test for security, privacy, and consumer protection. Of the 100 largest US banks in the study, only 27% passed all 3 categories, while 65% failed in at least one category. Although the American Banking Association still believes that banks are the current standard for security, the long list of breaches throughout the last year alone leave many consumers questioning just how secure their banks really are.

Sabre Breach Exposes Google Employee Data

In the past few days, Google has been sending out notifications to employees after Sabre Hospitality Services experienced a breach in their reservation system
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Please be aware that the following is biased towards Google and that other companies (mainly Microsoft and IBM) also do ML work.  However Tensor Flow seems to be gaining the most ground the most quickly as Google has made it open source.  This webinar initially aired on 6/15/17.

https://cloudonair.withgoogle.com/events/mainstream-ML-northam?utm_source=mit&utm_medium=paidmedia&utm_campaign=2017-gc-cnc-runrate-event-webinar-mainstream_ml_mit_sponsored-allprs-analytics&undefined
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I forgot the mention that Intel is the other major player in ML (AI).
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Google recently announced they'll no longer scan your personal emails for marketing purposes:

Consumer Gmail content will not be used or scanned for any ads personalization after this change.

I wonder if they were facing litigation over that technology.
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In Percona’s white paper “Performance at Scale: Keeping Your Database on Its Toes,” we take a high-level approach to what you need to think about when planning for database scalability.

i have never seen an worse program the Microsoft outlook. Initially I thought it's only me, but since I am following question on the exchange and see how many IT pro have issues with outlook I know outlook is nightmare for anyone who use it in a office environment.  until google will not come out with a email client I don't believe there will be any big improvement. Microsoft does not get scared from any competition other then google and need to say in every product google competed with Microsoft we have seen major improvements or rather say recreation. Is it on google agenda? why not? thy have a office product so why not email client?
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by:Lee W, MVP
Now you know what google says:
Google search
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Honestly, Abaraham, I'm not disputing you that Outlook is a big search topic.  But like has been said, it's the industry dominator, so since EVERYONE uses it doesn't make sense that there are a lot of questions?

Data-wise, how many of those questions are how-to or user correction?  Or ended up being 'Did you disable this add-in and it started working again?'

I get your point, and I think it's fair really, but since it's such a widely used program it makes sense there are occasional bugs and that they get posted.  But whether a program is good or not can be widely opinion based, people are entitled not to like it for any reason they choose.  I think the nice thing about a site like EE is that we can help people work with their issues and enable them to use the tool that is industry standard.
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Google just got a hefty fine from the European Antitrust Monitor: $2.72 biiiillion (€2.42 billion)
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I've never relied on Google's shopping results as I'm an Amazon fan, but apparently they tanked their competitor's traffic in the EU.

Of course, they plan on appealing but I wonder what this means for their strategy moving forward.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/27/534524024/google-hit-with-2-7-billion-fine-by-european-antitrust-monitor
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by:Kyle Santos
Wow.
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by:Brian Matis
Very reminiscent of the Microsoft antitrust case back in 2001 re: Internet Explorer.
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by:Brian Matis
Nice when all the major browser makers get on-board with establishing a new standard!
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Dear Google Calendar Web Client,

I really like that you provide notifications to remind me when I've got a meeting in 10 minutes. I really don't like when you seize control of my browser and switch what tab I'm on to give me this reminder, specially when I'm in the middle of typing something and suddenly I've got a half formed sentence on some other window somewhere and I need to spend the next 5 minutes getting back to it and finishing my thought...

Why can't you offer up a browser notification instead?! Or is there a way to have you do that now that I just don't know about?
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OMG! Yes! Thank you Craig! I remember some time long ago looking for something like that and it must not have existed yet... So I've just sort of lived with it being that way. Glad I decided to rant about this ;-)
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Oh, and if you put together an article with a tip about that, I'd totally endorse it to help you get points ;-)
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If you've ever provided Telephone or Remote support to non technically minded computer folks, I'll bet you've faced the challenge of how to get them not to type a web address you're giving them by phone into Google, Bing, Yahoo (or any other search engine they might favor) rather than enter it into a browsers address bar.

I've been using the following trick for a while and think I've managed to save some of my hair as a result!

  1. Tell them to open their favorite web browser
  2. Press CTRL + L (instruct client not to touch any other keys)
  3. Tell them to type the web address you need them to go to - like support.me

Support.me is just a web alias for the Logmein Rescue app that I subscribe to.  Do you have any favorite tricks you like using when giving telephone support? Please share them in the Comments section below.

Hit the thumbs up button if you hadn't heard of (or forgotten about) this useful shortcut :-)
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by:Kyle Santos
I'm constantly using CTRL+SHIFT+T to recover tabs I've closed recently, and CTRL+T to open new tabs.  I'm on Chrome.
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Even in the early days of Windows, when I was doing phone support I would not have a caller drag and drop files, since they inevitably end up accidentally dropping them in the wrong place. I tend to favour R-click Copy and R-click Paste... or even resorting to the command line for particularly tricky situations.

This may be less prevalent nowadays with using remote connections rather than guide the caller. However these are still helpful tricks for bad or slow remote connections.
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I watched this yesterday.  Pretty cool stuff.   Alexa and Siri better lookout.
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Great news!
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Ever had a chance to play around with a neural network? The TensorFlow team from Google put together a demo site that lets you mess around and get a feel for them without having to code anything. I like that your able to see what "feature" each group of neurons is learning and then composing together in order to achieve the output.
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by:Craig Kehler
One could say this was very "Brave" of them ;)
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@Lucas - Gotta wonder if Google will start to run afoul of some of the anti-trust / monopoly issues that hit Microsoft in the late 90's/early 00's. Definitely seeing some similarities here... They could potentially have a strong enough browser monopoly to stop other ad provider systems. But then again, I don't think Chrome has a strong enough position to really be considered a monopoly the way that Windows was.
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Today I learned: how to save an image that's used in a Google Doc.

I love Google Docs, but I've always been annoyed that there didn't seem to be a way to extract embedded images. But it turns out that downloading the document is a way to get them. Go to File > Download As > Web Page, which then gives you a .zip file with all the assets. Open that, go to the images directory, and voilà!—the document's images are all there for you!

Hope this helps you as much as it helped me :-)
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That question has surely plagued many a G Suite user! Thanks for sharing!
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Just back from the Google Next conference.  Solid show.  Will be sharing next product launches shortly.  Curious if any other folks attended and what they thought?IMG_1695.JPG
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Looking forward to hearing your report about the product launches!
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Here's a pretty fantastic use of machine learning: cancer detection.

"New findings show that this approach — enlisting machine learning, predictive analytics and pattern recognition — has achieved 89 percent accuracy, beyond the 73 percent score of a human pathologist."
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@Michael: Mostly because it's the closest topic I could find and "AI" is currently one of the synonyms for "Robotics". I tend to think similar to you, and would mainly expect Robotics to involve a physical machine; but then again, there are "chatbots", right? Or perhaps "bot" can be the term for a non-physical version of a robot?
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by:Michael Arciniega
Good point about the chatbots. With the rise of machine learning and its subset, artificial neural networks, I think it might be time soon to propose a Machine Learning topic.
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