Archive For July 31, 2017

Privacy group files flawed complaint against Google Store Sales Measurement

Privacy group files flawed complaint against Google Store Sales Measurement

At a time when companies have growing access to consumer data from an increasing number of sources, privacy is more important than ever. But it’s also important for privacy advocates to understand what’s going on before they formally complain to regulatory bodies.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a complaint with the FTC over Google’s Store Sales Measurement program. The group is arguing that:

Google has collected billions of credit card transactions, containing personal customer information, from credit card companies, data brokers, and others and has linked those records with the activities of Internet users, including product searches and location searches. This data reveals sensitive information about consumer purchases, health, and private lives. read more

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Apple Denied Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Related to Disabling FaceTime on iOS 6 and Earlier

Apple Denied Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Related to Disabling FaceTime on iOS 6 and Earlier

United States district judge Lucy Koh has denied Apple’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit related to disabling FaceTime on iOS 6 and earlier software versions three years ago, allowing the case to proceed as a class action lawsuit. MacRumors obtained court documents of the opinion filed electronically.


The lawsuit was filed in February by California resident and iPhone 4 owner Christina Grace, who claims Apple intentionally broke FaceTime on iOS 6 and earlier by disabling a digital certificate that caused the service to cease functioning. California resident Ken Patter was later named as a second plaintiff. read more

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The biggest video game of 2017 just passed another major milestone

The biggest video game of 2017 just passed another major milestone

Having sold over 6 million copies in just four months — making over $150 million in the process — “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” is a bona fide blockbuster hit.

playerunknown's battlegrounds parachutingBluehole Studios via SideArms4Reason/YouTube

What’s even more impressive is that the game technically isn’t finished — it’s only available through Steam, the world’s largest digital game store, as an “Early Access” title. That means you can buy it, and play it, but it’s not considered a finished product. And even in that state, millions of people have bought “Battlegrounds.” read more

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AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 64 will cost $499 and battle the GeForce GTX 1080

AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 64 will cost $499 and battle the GeForce GTX 1080

After months of anticipation, AMD on Sunday finally unveiled its Vega gaming GPU lineup that it expects will put the company back into the high-end graphics card game. Here are the details on Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56.

  • The $499 Radeon RX Vega 64 will feature 64 compute units, 4,096 stream processors, and 8GB of advanced HBM2 memory with 484GBps of bandwidth. It will run at 1,247MHz base clock with a boost clock of 1,546MHz. The card is rated at 12.66 TFLOPS of performance.
  • The Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition will feature 64 compute units, 4,096 stream processors, and 8GB of HBM2 with 484GBps of bandwidth. However, thanks to its liquid cooling, AMD will increase the base clock to 1,406MHz and its boost clock to 1,677MHz. The higher clock speed also ups its floating point performance to 13.7 TFLOPS. Although only included as part of a “pack” (details below), the card essentially costs $699.
  • The $399 Radeon RX Vega 56 will feature 56 compute units, 3,584 stream processors, 8GB of HBM2 RAM with 410GBps of bandwidth, and will run at a 1,156MHz base clock and 1,471 boost clock. It’s rated at 10.5 TFLOPS.

Although functionally no different than the black plastic-shrouded Radeon RX Vega 64, AMD will also offer a Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition with a brushed aluminum shell.  The Limited Edition will be shipped to initial buyers until they run out. AMD wouldn’t say how many Limited Edition versions it produced, but said it wasn’t being “chintzy,” so most early buyers should expect to get them. read more

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8 Best Places to Get a Custom Logo for Your WordPress Website

8 Best Places to Get a Custom Logo for Your WordPress Website

Do you want to get a custom logo for your WordPress website? A custom logo helps establish your brand and makes your website stand out. In this article, we will show you some of the best places to get a custom logo for your website… Read More » The post 8 Best Places to Get a Custom Logo for Your WordPress Website appeared first on WPBeginner. ...

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Summer Bliss And August Adventures: Wallpapers To Kick-Start The New Month (August 2017 Edition)

Summer Bliss And August Adventures: Wallpapers To Kick-Start The New Month (August 2017 Edition)

Could there be a better way to welcome the new month as with a tidy desktop and a fresh wallpaper? Well, we’ve got you covered. To help you start into August freshly inspired, artists and designers from across the globe once again1 challenged their artistic skills to create unique desktop wallpapers for you to indulge in — wallpapers that are a bit more distinctive as the usual crowd.

All wallpapers in this collection can be downloaded for free and come in versions with and without a calendar — to keep your deadlines always in sight or to stick to your favorite wallpaper even after the month has ended. A big thank-you to everyone who shared their artworks with us! Now it’s up to you to decide which one will become your August companion. read more

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Yoast SEO Premium: How to Upgrade from Free Version to Pro

Yoast SEO Premium: How to Upgrade from Free Version to Pro

Yoast SEO Premium

Yoast SEO is the best free SEO WordPress plugin out there.

But they also have a paid version which has added features like:

For redirects, I used a free redirection plugin.

I usually don’t use the focus keyword option.

I don’t typically need to see the full social preview.

And for internal linking, I used the SEO Smart Links plugin, but I thought the plugin was getting old and needed to be replaced with something better.

The Yoast internal linking feature available on the premium version shows posts that can be interlinked directly in the post editor section. This was enough reason for me to start using the pro version of Yoast. read more

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Zombie Shooter ‘Killing Floor 2’ Will Only Run At 1800p On Xbox One X: Why Not At Native 4K?

Zombie Shooter ‘Killing Floor 2’ Will Only Run At 1800p On Xbox One X: Why Not At Native 4K?

US Navy test 4,500mph railgun with 110 mile range

Intense first-person zombie shooter “Killing Floor 2” is finally coming to the Xbox One in August. However, the game will not run at native 4K on the upcoming Xbox One X.  ( Killing Floor 2 )


Killing Floor 2, an intense first-person shooter, is finally coming to the Xbox One in August, but it will not run at native 4K on the upcoming Xbox One X. read more

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Radeon RX Vega Unveiled: AMD Announces $499 RX Vega 64 & $399 RX Vega 56, Launching August 14th

Radeon RX Vega Unveiled: AMD Announces $499 RX Vega 64 & $399 RX Vega 56, Launching August 14th

At this point, one must give credit to AMD for their marketing program for the Radeon RX Vega. The company has opted to dip feed information over many months, and as a result this has kept the public interested in the architecture and consumer RX Vega cards. Since it was by name back in the spring of 2016, we’ve had architecture previews, product teasers, and even a new Frontier Editions to tide us over.  Suffice it to say, there’s a great deal of fascination in finally seeing the products AMD has been beating the drums about for so long. read more

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The cheapest Ryzen Threadripper yet: AMD’s new Threadripper 1900X will cost $549

The cheapest Ryzen Threadripper yet: AMD’s new Threadripper 1900X will cost $549

Continuing its attack on Intel’s high-end desktop chips, AMD on Monday unveiled a third Ryzen Threadripper CPU priced at $549. The Ryzen Threadripper 1900X will feature 8-cores and 16-threads of computing power, but unlike the Ryzen 7-series, which also features 8-cores and 16-threads, the 1900X will slip into the company’s X399 socket.

Although some may question the logic of duplicate CPUs, in many ways it makes sense. One of the dings against the 8-core Ryzen 7—despite its great value and performance—is its light-duty X370 platform, which offers only 20 lanes of PCIe for GPUs and M.2 drives.  read more

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