Archive For August 3, 2017

Intel’s 8th Gen 14nm++ Coffee Lake Processors Will Require All-New Motherboards

Intel’s 8th Gen 14nm++ Coffee Lake Processors Will Require All-New Motherboards
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Over the past few months, we’ve seen various leaks regarding Intel’s upcoming 8th generation ”Coffee Lake” Core processors. Most of the leaks have pertained to core counts and clock speeds, with the top-ranging SKUs sporting 6 cores and 12 threads, which is music to the ears of enthusiasts. However, ASRock has confirmed one bit of bad news regarding Coffee Lake that will leave many banging their heads against their keyboard.

The official Twitter account for ASRock over the weekend responded to a question regarding Coffee Lake compatibility with existing 200-Series LGA 1151 motherboards. The response was quite sobering to say the least: read more

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The Surprising Relationship Between Gamification And Modern Persuasion

The Surprising Relationship Between Gamification And Modern Persuasion

If you’re like me, then being persuaded requires a scientific approach and concrete examples. And that’s exactly what this article does. It explains how gamification can work by showing the relationship between gamification, UX design and BJ Fogg’s modern persuasion phenomenon, “mass interpersonal persuasion.” And it has a lot of practical gamification examples that you can apply to your own products for more engaging experiences.

Today, virtually all companies (except for special ones like Basecamp1) have to grow non-stop. Why? Well, that’s simply how the capitalist engine works. Investors pour money into startups, banks loan money to entrepreneurs, employees accept stock options instead of cash, all in the hope of the company growing much bigger. That’s why there is so much emphasis on growth. Otherwise, the whole system would collapse. It’s kind of crazy when you think a bit more deeply about it, but I’ll leave that part to you for now. read more

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RED shows off its $1200 holographic display Hydrogen One smartphone

RED shows off its $1200 holographic display Hydrogen One smartphone
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RED’s Hydrogen One is slim but tall and wide, easily dwarfing the iPhone 7 Plus.

Image: Marques Brownlee/YouTube

High-end cinema camera maker Red has been teasing its forthcoming holographic smartphone for the past month, and has now offered the first full view of its prototypes.

RED’s cameras have been used to shoot hundreds of films since 2005, such as Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and most Netflix hit TV series including Stranger Things season two. Earlier this week it struck a deal with Apple to sell some of its high-end kit exclusively at apple.com.

But in early 2018, RED may be competing with Apple — amid its push into augmented reality (AR) on iOS — with the 5.5-inch holographic display Android-powered Hydrogen One smartphone. read more

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How to Style Each WordPress Post Differently

How to Style Each WordPress Post Differently

Have you ever come across a site that style their blog posts differently? Some sites have sticky posts highlighted with a custom background whereas others may have each category post styled with a unique look. If you ever wanted to learn how to style each… Read More » The post How to Style Each WordPress Post Differently appeared first on WPBeginner. ...

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100% Electric Car Sales Up 86% In 2017 (US Electric Car Sales Report)

100% Electric Car Sales Up 86% In 2017 (US Electric Car Sales Report)
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Published on August 2nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

August 2nd, 2017 by  

Tesla Model 3 is here, and that has pushed me to again incorporate Tesla sales estimates into our monthly US electric car sales reports. Well, that and a repeated request from readers to bring back Tesla’s US sales estimates*.

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Surprisingly — despite the ecstatic headlines about the car — the Model 3 isn’t yet #1! However, big sister Model S is, by a sizable margin. read more

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Yup, Verizon and AT&T Are a Lot Slower After Adding Unlimited Plans

Yup, Verizon and AT&T Are a Lot Slower After Adding Unlimited Plans
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The verdict is in: Verizon and AT&T have screwed the pooch on their rollouts of unlimited data plans. Verizon was the biggest loser according to a new study, with a 2 Mbps drop in its average download speed. T-Mobile ate everyone else’s lunch and its clown of a CEO is being just as annoying as you’d expect.

Mobile industry research company Open Signal released it last State of Mobile Networks report back in February and at the time, T-Mobile and Verizon were in a dead heat for speed. T-Mobile had been making serious strides with its offer of unlimited data and stealing subscribers from its larger competitors. AT&T and Verizon still have almost twice as many subscribers as the other carriers in the report, but they needed to do something to counter T-Mobile’s growth. According to a crowdsourced report that uses data from the 20 million users who’ve installed Open Signal’s tracking app, the two top telecoms debuted their own unlimited plans and now their overall quality is nosediving. read more

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Moltres Weakness ‘Pokémon Go’: How to defeat and catch the legendary bird in a raid

Moltres Weakness ‘Pokémon Go’: How to defeat and catch the legendary bird in a raid

Legendary raids are in full swing and the same thought is on every player’s mind: How do you defeat Moltres in Pokémon Go? The phoenix-like rare catch will only be available in the game until Monday, meaning you’ll have to get your tail in gear if you plan on getting the fabled bird.

If you’ve been having trouble, here are the Pokémon you should be using to defeat and catch a Moltres in Pokémon Go.

How to defeat Moltres in Pokémon Go? Use one (or more) of these Pokémon

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Figuring out which Pokémon Moltres is weakest to is just a matter of cross-referencing the legendary Pokémon’s weaknesses with the strongest fighters in Pokémon Go. While Moltres is weak to water and electric types, it’s double weak to rock (but immune to ground, don’t get them twisted). Keep this in mind when assembling your team. Here’s who should definitely make the cut. read more

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Here’s our first look at the mysterious $1200 smartphone from RED, a company that makes cameras for blockbuster films

Here’s our first look at the mysterious $1200 smartphone from RED, a company that makes cameras for blockbuster films

RED Hydrogen 3The Hydrogen One definitely isn’t trying to be like most smartphones.Marques Brownlee/YouTubeProfessional camera company RED made waves last month when it announced plans to launch its first smartphone, the Hydrogen One.

The company hasn’t divulged many details about the device in the time since, but has hyped up some of the phone’s higher-level features: a “modular” accessory system that will support higher-quality camera tools and a “holographic” display that’s said to be capable of presenting images with a 3D-like effect without the need for specialized glasses. read more

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5 Best WordPress Plugins For Creating Online Courses

5 Best WordPress Plugins For Creating Online Courses

Best WordPress Plugins For Creating Online Courses

Teaching what you know online can be the best thing you can do for your audience. More and more bloggers, entrepreneurs, and freelancers are adding online courses in addition to their blogs.

It’s a great way to help others while establishing yourself as an expert in your field.

One of the first things you’re going to need when launching a course is a piece of software for creating your content.

Courses are not the same as blog posts. For one, a course needs to be accessed by registered students and not just anyone who lands on your site. It doesn’t matter if you’re offering a free or paid course, you need to have some kind of student profile to track your students’ progress. read more

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Could Microsoft be readying a touch cover for the iPad?

Could Microsoft be readying a touch cover for the iPad?
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Could Microsoft have built — or still be planning to make — a touch cover for the iPad?

That rumor is based on a Microsoft document unearthed by WinFuture.de. The document, which dates back to April 2017. The downloadable document is a list of devices incorporating lithium batteries which Microsoft declares to be in compliance with battery transportation requirements.

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Among the items incorporating Lithium batteries that are listed are various Lumia phones, the HoloLens, Band 2, various Surface devices, a couple of Microsoft keyboards and “iPad Touch Cover (Model 1719).” read more

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