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Most Creative People in Business 2018 | Fast Company

“I love a good turnaround story,” says Caryn Seidman Becker, a former hedge fund manager who bought the airport-focused biometric-identity company Clear out of bankruptcy in 2010. Clear’s focus on speeding travelers through security lines had become increasingly niche, especially given the rollout of the TSA’s PreCheck program, but Seidman Becker had a bigger vision for the technology, which uses iris scans, fingerprints, and facial recognition to verify identities of its vetted, $179-a-year members. Not only has she re-established Clear as a leader in airport security, with dedicated lanes at 24 hubs across the country, but through a new partnership with Delta Air Lines, Clear is using biometric verification to automate everything from baggage check to the boarding process, part of her plan to offer totally frictionless “curb-to-gate” experiences for travelers. Seidman Becker is also taking Clear into sports arenas: Ten venues, including New York’s Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, Coors Field in Denver, and San Francisco’s AT&T Park, offer expedited entry to Clear members, a population that grew 130% last year to nearly 2 million people.

Most Creative People in Business 2018 | Fast Company

“I love a good turnaround story,” says Caryn Seidman Becker, a former hedge fund manager who bought the airport-focused biometric-identity company Clear out of bankruptcy in 2010. Clear’s focus on speeding travelers through security lines had become increasingly niche, especially given the rollout of the TSA’s PreCheck program, but Seidman Becker had a bigger vision for the technology, which uses iris scans, fingerprints, and facial recognition to verify identities of its vetted, $179-a-year members. Not only has she re-established Clear as a leader in airport security, with dedicated lanes at 24 hubs across the country, but through a new partnership with Delta Air Lines, Clear is using biometric verification to automate everything from baggage check to the boarding process, part of her plan to offer totally frictionless “curb-to-gate” experiences for travelers. Seidman Becker is also taking Clear into sports arenas: Ten venues, including New York’s Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, Coors Field in Denver, and San Francisco’s AT&T Park, offer expedited entry to Clear members, a population that grew 130% last year to nearly 2 million people.

Microsoft has been talking to GitHub about possible acquisition: Report | ZDNet

Microsoft may be talking to GitHub about possible acquiring the hosting and development service, according to a report. If it happens, the move may not be as crazy as some might think.

How to prep your lawn mower for the summer

The first step is to get all the tools and equipment you'll need. These include a power drill, work gloves, a blade sharpening kit, a torque wrench (or a socket wrench in a pinch) and a wooden block. Consider having a rubber mallet on hand, too. Other items include a plastic drip tray, motor oil and a container for waste oil.

Here's how to tell if your iPhone needs a new battery | ZDNet

According to Apple, the iPhone's battery is designed to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles, so if the full charge capacity is less than 80 percent of the design capacity, of the recharge cycles exceed 500, then your battery is considered worn. Problem is, Apple hasn't made any of this information available to the end user. Unless you've been meticulous about keeping battery recharge records -- and who has time for that? -- then you've probably no clue how many times you've recharged your iPhone.

6 The Physics of a Firefighter's Window Catch | Hacker News

Another way to look at this: it takes about as much work to stop someone falling from 3m as it does to launch them 3m in the air. So if you can stop the guy falling, you could instead throw him into the air to the same height. It's not quite that simple (different muscle groups, etc) but a good approximation. Flinging 50kg to a height of 3m above the release point seems a little high. I'm a fit adult male, although neither an athlete nor a fireman, and I can manage about 15cm. So I think friction is doing a significant part of the work here, likely between the fireman's clothes and the wall or window sill. Still an impressive catch of course! reply

This one low-tech shoe hack will change your life

That (and apparently my poor shoelace-tying technique) is why I've always favored slip-on shoes, but try to find a good slip-on pair of laceless wingtips or oxfords outside of an expensive Soho boutique... Over the years, I've purchased a handful of lace-up shoes I really like, but rarely wear them just because of the extreme hassle of the old-fashioned shoelace. (If you think that's insane, try it while ushering a first-grader out the door.) Velcro's for kids (or New Balance ), so that was a nonstarter for me.

Galaxy Note 9 is coming Aug. 9, report says

That's what Bloomberg is now reporting , quoting unnamed sources, but it gets rather specific about one point: The Galaxy Note 9 will be launched on Aug. 9 in New York.

Google explains why searching '' shows you your texts

"We are aware of a language detection bug in the Google Search app for Android which erroneously interpreted certain phrases as a request to view recent text messages," a Google representative said. "A fix for this bug has been implemented and will roll out over the next few days."

This could be your first look at the iPhone X Plus and 'affordable' 2018 iPhone

These renders of the 2018 iPhones were shared by phone site  MySmartPrice in conjunction with mobile leaker and renderer  OnLeaks .  He says he bases his renders on factory CAD info, but it's worth noting that these are not official Apple renders, so they should be taken with a grain of salt. Still, the videos potentially give us our best look yet, showing the upcoming iPhones from all angles.

'PES 2019' loses Borussia Dortmund ahead of launch

Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer series can't catch a break. It's been second fiddle to EA's FIFA series for years, and with news that another team has ended its licensing agreement with the underdog football franchise likely won't help matters any. Borussia Dortmund "prematurely" exited its licensing agreement with the game-maker ahead of its 2020 agreement, as spotted by Kotaku .

Google 'to end Pentagon AI project'

But Kate Conger, a journalist for the technology news website Gizmodo, told the BBC that Google had not cancelled Project Maven and did not appear to have ruled out future work with the military.

UAG Plyo and Plasma for the Huawei P20 Pro: Drop protection for the best smartphone | ZDNet

Urban Armor Gear (UAG) makes my favorite cases for popular smartphones so I was very excited to see it release some options for the current best smartphone available, the Huawei P20 Pro.

iboss has been named the only visionary in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways

Confirming our position as a disruptor in the Secure Web Gateway market, iboss has been named a visionary in Gartner’s 2017 Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant. In fact, iboss is the first vendor to be named a visionary since 2012. As the only visionary in the Secure Web Gateway market, we are singlehandedly redefining how cybersecurity is delivered and managed. But don’t just take our word for it. To learn more about how Gartner views the Secure Web Gateway market – and why iboss is a visionary – access your complimentary copy of the Gartner 2017 Secure Web Gateway report. Garter, Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways, 12 June 2017, Lawrence Orans, Peter Firstbrook This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from iboss. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation.

Chrome, Firefox CSS3 flaw may have let attackers grab Facebook user data | ZDNet

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Time to patch your Mac: macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 is out | ZDNet

Messages in iCloud syncs messages you receive through the Messages app across your devices, whether that be your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or now your Mac (sorry Apple Watch owners, you don't get this feature, and will most likely have to wait for watchOS 5).

Technology that changed us: The 2010s, from Amazon Echo to Pokémon Go | ZDNet

In this 50-year retrospective, we're not just looking at technology year by year, we're looking at technologies that had an impact on us, paved the way for the future, and changed us, in ways good and bad. (Previously: The 2000s)

Windows 10 on Arm, Android phones: Our new CPU will match Intel Core i7, says Arm | ZDNet

Arm thinks its new Cortex-A76 CPU will close the performance gap on Intel's high-end CPUs, which could be a game-changer for Windows 10 on Arm devices.

Qoo10 to 'renew focus' on Singapore e-commerce market | ZDNet

One of the earliest e-commerce market players in Singapore, Qoo10 is planning a new round of funding as it looks to refocus on the local market, which it says still offers significant growth potential.

Nokia's new 5.1, 3.1, 2.1 Android phones: You get bigger screens for mid-range prices | ZDNet

The Nokia 3 apparently has been HMD Global's best-selling Android phone to date. The Nokia 3.1, also an Android One phone, has a 5.2-inch display in an 18:9 screen ratio, with a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera.

​Machine learning: Making it work in the real world | ZDNet

"There must be a problem statement - and the most obvious statement for us is we have 11 million customers and their requirements are all unique. We must think about how we embrace that uniqueness, rather than trying to fit them into a box. That means we need to be able to make 11 million decisions at any point in time. Machine learning is a great way of trying to make those decisions as effectively as possible," McLaughlin says.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Problems knock users but adoption still soars to 50% | ZDNet

A fast rollout that shows 50 percent adoption in a month doesn't mean it's been smooth for all Windows 10 users.

iOS 11.4: Should you install it now or wait for the bug fixes to drop? | ZDNet

On the plus side, I'm not seeing any show-stopping bugs in this release that have put me off both rolling the release out to all my devices, and recommending that others do the same (again, my pool of test devices is limited, and your mileage may vary). This, combined with the broad range of bug fixes this release brings, means that I suggest anyone already running iOS 11 to download and install this update.

We Ran Out of Words to Describe How Good the Jobs Numbers Are

Then there are other thesaurus synonyms for “good” that we don’t normally use in reference to employment numbers, but which are apropos this month. For example, “congruous,” in the sense that the various pieces of the report align with each other: Employers are creating more jobs, leading more people to work and fewer people to be unemployed, and leading wages to rise.

Your Amazon Echo is about to get way more useful

Amazon is working to smooth out the search for specific Skill commands however. It's rolling out a new beta feature called CanFulfillIntentRequest, which will let the developers of Skills tell Amazon the kind of questions their tool can answer.

The 10 Most Pirated Movies

With Bruce Willis running out of Bruce Willis-type roles, he has gone for the ones that used to go to Charles Bronson. Like exactly the same character. Death Wish is a remake of (spoiler alert) Death Wish . (This version is a subbed HDRip, meaning it has subtitles you can't turn off.) Do we really need to get into the plot? As in every other Bronson movie, someone has messed with the protagonist's family and he gets his revenge. Now that we think about it Willis has also come for Liam Neeson's gig.

How to disable persistent notifications in Android Oreo

In some cases, however, a feature that has a very good intention tends to become bothersome. Such is the case with persistent notifications. These unique notifications come in the form of Android informing you that something is using more of your battery than it should. Although these are very handy notifications—especially if you depend upon your device to last throughout the day—they can be a bit of a nuisance.

It’s time for Apple's next act of courage: Kill the MacBook keyboard

If my dream comes true, and I think it will, Apple is going to turn the physical keyboard on the MacBook into a touchscreen someday soon. And we'll all be better for it. It's going to make our devices way more flexible, and it might even make some of us more accurate typists — assuming the new devices rely as heavily on predictive software as our phones currently do.

10 Bizarre PC Storage Formats That Didn't Quite Cut It

Do you remember 2-inch floppies, hamster-sized hard drives, and the IBM PC that ran software from a cartridge? Even if you have foggy recollections of these strange storage formats, I think you'll enjoy this roundup of some of the weirdest media types to have ever graced the world of personal computers.

How to protect your files on Google Team Drives

Members with either Full access or Edit access may restore files or folders that have been moved to the Trash (e.g., items that have been deleted from a Team Drive). For example, if Bob has Edit access and Alice has Full access permissions to a Team Drive and Alice deletes an item, then either Bob or Alice can locate the item in the Trash folder for the Drive and restore it. People with Comment access or View access should be able to see that an item has been moved to the Trash for the Team Drive, but they won't have the ability to restore it to the Team Drive.

Lenovo Z5 all-screen phone reveal set for June 5

Without the notch, designers are challenged to find other ways of dealing with placement of a front-facing camera and sensors. Cheng's post claims "four technological breakthroughs" and "18 patented technologies" were part of the Z5's creation, which presumably help get around this design roadblock.

Crazy images caught on Google Street View

Google Street View began in 2007 with coverage of just five cities. Over the past decade, the camera-equipped car, aerial drones and the on-foot trekkers have captured some interesting images from locations around the world.

Effective data security requires proper IT hardware disposal procedures

In years past, disposing of old IT hardware may have been handled as an afterthought. But in an era where data plays a vital role in every enterprise's ultimate success, data security requires a formal and standard procedure for decommissioning IT hardware. The risk of a data security breach from nonchalant disposal of old hardware is too great for any company to ignore.

Review: Camera+ 2 proves it's still fun to obsess over our iPhone photos

That's because Camera+ 2 now lets you move between photos you've shot in the app and the rest of your iPhone photos without the need to manually import each image you want to edit. It may seem like a small thing, but it's one of those features that ends up saving a lot of time if you want to use Camera+ 2's editing tools on all your photos.

The Best Cheap Desktop Computers of 2018

You'll still find systems with 2GB of memory at the lowest end ($100 to $200), though most of today's entry-level desktops will come with 4GB or more. Storage will either be a 16GB to 64GB solid-state drive (SSD) or a standard hard drive with capacity up to about 1TB. Look for higher-capacity storage if you're a serial downloader, but note that even 16GB is sufficient for a chromebox that is on the Internet 24/7. SSDs trade capacity for speed, especially in day-to-day tasks. If you ever need more storage space, USB 3.0 and USB-C ports will let you attach a speedy external hard drive or SSD.

Two ways to generate a list of tables in a Word document

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Microsoft’s obsession with Windows is ending, and I couldn’t be happier

According to my AI-created transcript of Microsoft's three-and-a-half hour opening keynote on Monday (which I sat through -- all of it), the word "Windows" was mentioned just a little more than a dozen times. And even then, it wasn't to extol the virtues of the monopoly-making software that powers nearly nine out of 10 PCs around the world. Instead, it was typically in relation to calling people "Windows developers," or describing how Microsoft's coding tools work across "Windows" PCs, Apple Macs and Linux-powered computers.

Best shows on Netflix (June 2018): 60+ fantastic Netflix series

There's a reason Iron Fist isn't on our Best Shows on Netflix list: it's terrible. Which is such a shame as the rest of Netflix's Marvel series have been hard-hitting, explosive delights. Thankfully The Defenders sees the Marvel TV universe fighting fit once more, with the mini series proving that all of the characters are better together - yes, even glowy fist man. Given its limited episode run - it's a lean eight episodes - it's a little strange that it takes a good three episodes to get going but once it does, and mostly because of Sigourney Weaver, it's great.

Google's website shake-up shows it's giving up on Android tablets

No reference tablet device has been provided for Android P either, so it looks like the era of the pure Android tablet is over. Google will continue to take on the iPad with Android – it's just going to use Chrome OS tablets to do it.

How to use Excel's conditional formatting to compare lists

Apple approves Telegram app update, a day after being accused of halting them

Apple has been preventing Telegram from updating its iOS apps globally ever since the Russian authorities ordered Apple to remove Telegram from the App Store. Russia banned Telegram on its territory in April because we refused to provide decryption keys for all our users' communications to Russia's security agencies. We believe we did the only possible thing, preserving the right of our users to privacy in a troubled country.

How to export saved passwords from Chrome to a CSV file

This exported CSV file stores all your information in plain text. The idea here is to export the file, import it into a password manager, trash the exported CSV file, and then undo the process. If you leave that CSV file on your hard drive, you run the risk of leaving yourself exposed. If you don't undo Chrome's ability to export, someone could come along and export the file (more on that danger in a bit). Because of that, it is very important you delete that file after you've imported it into your password manager. Or you can always save that file to a USB drive, and then lock that drive up in a safe. Either way you go, make sure to protect that file at all costs.

This might explain why your electricity bill is so high

Smart power strips take this idea a step further. They have outlets that are meant for different types of devices. Some of the outlets are designated for items that need to stay on all the time, like your DVR. Other outlets are for items that go into standby mode or use energy, but don't need to be on. When you shut off a device or disconnect your device from its charger, the power strip senses it and will shut off all power to the device.

Jeff Goldblum Plays Every Role in Jurassic Park - IGN Video

Watch Jeff Goldblum stage a one-man performance of Jurassic Park. Starring Grant............................... Jeff Goldblum Ellie..................................Jeff Goldblum Malcolm...........................Jeff Goldblum Muldoon..........................Jeff Goldblum Gennaro..........................Jeff Goldblum Wu..................................Jeff Goldblum Tim..................................Jeff Goldblum Lex..................................Jeff Goldblum Arnold..............................Jeff Goldblum Nedry...............................Jeff Goldblum Cartoon Nedry..................Jeff Goldblum Harding............................Jeff Goldblum Rostagno.........................Jeff Goldblum Dodgson..........................Jeff Goldblum Volunteer..........................Jeff Goldblum Volunteer Boy...................Jeff Goldblum Mate................................Jeff Goldblum Jurassic Park Tour Voice...Jeff Goldblum Mr. DNA...........................Jeff Goldblum

How to protect yourself on Facebook using a simple Firefox extension

10 Inventors Who Made No Money on Their Inventions

It's hard to think of a cultural phenomenon that has had the reach or staying power of karaoke. That kind of invention comes along once a generation at most. That's why it's painful to hear that the man who came up with the concept and built the first karaoke machines never saw a dime from it. Daisuke Inoue was the drummer in a Japanese bar band that would let salarymen hop up on stage and croon along to their favorite hits. One day, a guy asked him to record backing tracks so he could sing without the band, and karaoke was born. In 1971, Inoue produced eleven units of the Juke 8, a standalone machine with an 8-track tape player, a microphone, and a coin slot. He never patented the idea , and it wasn't long before more technologically sophisticated karaoke machines were all over Tokyo.

New blood test could be the 'holy grail of cancer research'

The test, called a “liquid biopsy,” screens for 10 types of the disease by detecting trace amounts of DNA released into the bloodstream by cancer cells. So far, it has proven particularly capable of detecting ovarian and pancreatic cancer, both of which have significantly lower mortality rates when caught early enough to perform surgery as a means of removing the cancer. Unfortunately, most are caught after patients begin to show symptoms, which is often after the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

How to create and edit plain text files in iOS with Textor

Textor was introduced recently on Apple's App Store, and the free app has quickly won over many plain text users as a simple way to open nearly any file in place, edit, and save it back to the Files app. Learn how easy it is to use the Textor app to create and edit files in iOS 11.

This androgynous underwear brand is exploding, while Victoria’s Secret tanks

Meet TomboyX , an underwear brand that doesn’t push a rigid vision of masculinity or femininity on you. For decades, the underwear space has marketed products by emphasizing how they will enhance a woman’s sexiness or a man’s masculinity. Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez, the founders of TomboyX couldn’t find a brand that really spoke to them–so they created one. Their website offers unisex underwear of all sizes, allowing men to purchase traditionally feminine styles like bikinis, and women to buy traditionally masculine styles like boxers.

Star Wars droids will never be the same after 'Solo'

L3 asserts her unusual independence in other ways. She gives as good as she gets with Lando, her human partner, mocking the idea that he could be her "master" and jokingly daring him to wipe her memory. This is how they flirt, apparently; she later claims that Lando has unrequited romantic feelings for her, and hints that they've hooked up in the past. ("Oh, it works," L3 tells Qi'ra, slyly.)

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