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There’s no denying that the Galaxy S20 Ultra is something bold. Something special. It exists to show off its camera features. There’s the 108-megapixel sensor, capturing scenes for detailed crop-ins that invariably make you say “wow!” Then there’s the 100x zoom lens that reveals lettering, faces and architectural details you can’t see from afar with the naked eye. And the beautiful 40-megapixel selfie camera that won’t spare your feelings when you turn off beauty mode. A fan…

Beyond our faces, what do we touch all the time? Our phones. So how to “coronavirus clean” your smartphone? While the coronavirus most frequently spreads among close contacts via respiratory droplets and transmission to persons from contaminated surfaces has not been documented, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health officials encourage cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces because the virus can remain viable for hours to days on a variety of materials.…

The US Department of Energy has announced that the Summit supercomputer will be used to attempt to find a treatment or cure for Covid-19. To clarify: The name of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 is SARS-CoV-2. Thanks to Maya Posch for catching this distinction. Summit is a 10MW machine built with 4,608 processing nodes. Each node contains 2x Power9 CPUs at 3.07GHz and six Nvidia Volta V100 GPUs. It’s the fastest supercomputer on Earth, with…

What is speed reading? Being able to absorb more information in less time is a necessary skill for everyone who wants to be at the same pace with the changing world that we live in. So let’s begin our journey with a simple definition of speed reading. And it’s not a useless talent to teach yourself speed-reading. Speed reading is a set of techniques that include minimizing subvocalization and chunking text to increase one’s ability…

Over the weekend, we reported on a few potentially life-saving new features coming to Apple Watch that were leaked via an early look at iOS 14 code. Now, it seems that iOS 14 preview has revealed that not only are there still a ton of additional new features coming soon to Apple Watch, but that preview has also let the cat out of the bag early regarding iOS getting mouse cursor support and the existence…

People around the world are buying face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. But can a mask really protect you from Coronavirus? The hard truth is they probably won’t protect you from your illness.  Of the many preventative measures, you can take to protect yourself from the new coronavirus, wearing a face mask is one of the most visible. But for members of the general public, health experts don’t think it’ll help much. “There’s little harm in…

A byte of data has been stored in a number of different ways as newer, better, and faster mediums of storage are introduced. A byte is a unit of digital information that most commonly refers to eight bits. A bit is a unit of information that can be expressed as 0 or 1, representing a logical state. In the case of paper cards, a bit was stored as the presence or absence of a hole…

Everyone who started coding started out pretty much in the same seat as you. It can be extremely frustrating. A lot of people tend to give up when they start teaching themselves to code. It can be overwhelming, and not bearable at times. That’s why the CTO and Co-found of TheFireHouseProject.com were nice enough to tell us 20 things to know before you start programming. Here are the top things to know before you start programming: You…

Why is it so hard to figure out where to start, or how to start learning to code? It’s no secret that software development has exploded in the past 20 years. New software startups pop up like dandelions in the spring. It then follows that a lot of people think software development is a good career choice and are afraid of missing out on a lot of great opportunities. But, how to start learning to…

For Hollywood, last year was a year of safe bets. The calendar was totally dominated by Disney, which produced 80% of the 10 highest-grossing movies of the year. It also leaned on properties like Marvel, StarWars, Frozen. It also remade some animated classics. But what are the 5 movies to look forward to in 2020? But, 2020 is a year of comparative risk for the movie industry. Conspicuously lacking those kinds of easy, guaranteed crowd-pleasers.…

Unstoppable Domains’ latest product, a Google Chrome extension, is part of a suite allowing users to create and browse censorship-resistant websites. First, the Unstoppable Domains built blockchain domain names. Then, it launched its first own browser. And now, they want to make it even easier to access the dece The Tim Draper-backed firm announced Wednesday the launch of a Google Chrome extension. Basically, it allows users to browse “uncensorable” websites built on the Ethereum blockchain. “Decentralized websites are crucial because they provide…

IEEE Spectrum finally ranked the top trending programming languages. For those who are not familiar, IEEE is a not-for-profit organization. And it’s also the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. They decided to rank the popularity of a dozen programming languages. The rankings were created by weighting and combining 11 metrics from 8 sources: CareerBuilder Google GitHub hacker New the IEEE Reddit Stack overflow Twitter Here’s…

StackOverflow’s developer survey results for 2019 are published at last, and they’re very interesting. Last year, almost 90,000 developers participated in telling how they learned and leveled up. They also told what tools they’re using, and what they usually want. As known, StackOverflow’s developer survey is the biggest and most comprehensive survey for devs in the world. Every year, they field a survey covering pretty much everything, from the favorite technologies to their job preferences.…

This is all based on research from years of studying real conversations and what really funny people do and say. You’re not going to think all the examples are funny, but the techniques listed generally work across all humor types and generations. Reference at the bottom. Here are the top 8 reasons why you’re probably not funny: You’re too literal You can’t laugh at yourself You don’t give your words fuel Forgetting the colorful details…

If you’re a software developer, you probably feel overwhelmed by how fast the industry is evolving. And that’s fine really. We all feel that way sometimes. And in this mayhem of fast-evolving industry, it’s hard to know which are the most commonly used programming languages. Of course, there are a lot of programming languages. And sure new ones are always being created every week. And that’s all beyond the JavaScript frameworks which are growing faster than mushrooms…

What skill does the workforce value most? What are the 10 skills that are the highest in demand in 2020? Recruiters around the world have a front-row seat to the changing mix of skills most prized in the business world. And understanding what those skills are can give you a tremendous boost. But these skills tend to change gradually over time. And only the most sought-after hard skills evolve in a light-speed, pushed mostly by…

A Google employee has tested positive for the coronavirus at an office in Switzerland, and the company is now restricting staff travel to Italy, Japan, Iran and South Korea, which have all seen the virus spread. “We can confirm that one employee from our Zurich office has been diagnosed with the coronavirus,” a Google spokesperson confirmed to CNBC’s Deirdre Bosa. “They were in the Zurich office for a limited time, before they had any symptoms. We have…

I’ve been meditating for about 1 year seriously (seriously meaning every day), and here are 9 tips to help you meditate like a pro. I experimented with doing 1-hour concentration based meditation sessions just staring at one spot. I’ve done mindfulness meditations feeling the body, breathing into the body, bringing certain feelings up. I’ve tried different apps like Headspace or Calm And everything in between. Meditation is a great way to quiet your mind and…

Is there a Difference in Email and Web Hosting? Hosting services typically provide both email and web hosting and are crucial pieces for conducting business. They are the framework and guide in how you deal with your clients as well as employees online. Although seemingly similar; email and web hosting function in essentially two different ways. Nevertheless, both require careful and persistent security measures due to increasing cyber-attacks on public and private data. Don’t…

If you are thinking about studying a new programming language, you’re probably questioning what are the highest paid programming languages. It’s actually pretty natural for developers, whether beginner or experienced, to think for the career prospects. Leaving a couple of things besides, we mainly tend to focus on the salary we can get using these languages. But, you should also focus on other things, such as: User-friendliness of the language – this helps a lot…