How to Copy Files Using the “install” Command on Linux

How to Copy Files Using the “install” Command on Linux

The install command might have the most misleading name of any of the Linux commands.
So What Does install Do?
The install command can: Copy files like the cp command.
The test directory might need to be created, and you need to set the correct permissions and ownership for the files.
He now wants to copy these two files to the ~/test/ana directory to see if the new utility functions correctly away from the development environment.
He issues the following command: install -D -v ana Words.db -t ~/test/ana The options used on the command line were: D: Create directories, including parent directories, if required.
The files have been copied across to the testing directory.
sudo install -C -b -S .bak -o dave -g geek -m 751 ana Words.db -t ~/test/ana Listing the files in the target directory shows us that the file size of the ana file has changed.
It is time to use install to copy the files to the /usr/local/bin directory.
sudo install -o dave -g geek -m 751 ana Words.db -t /usr/local/bin We can list that the files have arrived in /usr/local/bin: ls -l And as a final test let’s change directory to our home directory and see if we can invoke our new utility from there.

Daily News Roundup: YouTube is On Fire

Daily News Roundup: YouTube is On Fire

This change comes some 16 months after Google first pulled YouTube from Amazon’s Fire TV platform, which was an aggressive response to Amazon’s decision to stop selling Google’s Chromecast.
Google, in a joint announcement with Amazon, said that YouTube would be making a triumphant return to Fire TV “in the coming months.” In that same announcement, Amazon said that Prime members would get access to Prime Video on Chromecast and Android TV devices…also “in the coming months.” What’s more, Google added that it would also be bringing YouTube Kids to Fire TV devices.
But that’s the scope of it for now: Fire TV devices.
It’s also worth noting that this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Prime Video on an Android TV device—NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV exclusively got access to the Prime Video app over two years ago.
In other news, The Weather Channel fell victim to ransomware, Facebook stored Instagram passwords in plaintext, BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down (kind of), Google and Amazon both give users free music, and more.
Yesterday, it updated the post to state that millions of Instagram users were also affected.
A paid, enterprise version of BBM (which is managed by BlackBerry) will be opened to all users instead.
Today, that comes from Under Armour, which recently announced an incredible new line of baselayers that recycle your energy.
This line, called UA Rush, contains mineral-infused fabric that absorbs heat and converts it to infrared energy.
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Losartan recall expands for fourth time, targeting dozens more products

Losartan recall expands for fourth time, targeting dozens more products

(Gray News) – A recall for medication used to treat high blood pressure has expanded for a fourth time, targeting more variants of generic losartan produced by Torrent Pharmaceuticals.
A recall of Torrent losartan products was originally issued in December.
A Thursday update posted by the Food & Drug Administration expanded it to include dozens more.
Other recall expansions were announced in January and March.
For a full list of the products affected, visit the FDA website.
The recall has targeted losartan potassium tablets and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. “Torrent is only recalling lots of losartan-containing products that contain NMBA above the acceptable daily intake levels released by the FDA,” the agency says.
The FDA advises patients on these medications to continue taking them until they can find an alternative. “Risk of harm to the patient’s health may be higher if the treatment is stopped immediately without any alternative treatment,” the FDA says.
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Canadian Man Has Heart Attack While Jogging In Florida. He’s Saved By A Stranger – From His Hometown

Canadian Man Has Heart Attack While Jogging In Florida. He’s Saved By A Stranger – From His Hometown

A Canadian man vacationing in Florida suffered a heart attack was saved by a stranger passing by who happened to be from the same Canadian town.
One called 911 and the other went searching for help.
She found Sandy MacNeill, who was walking nearby with a friend, and asked if either of them knew CPR. “Tom didn’t have a pulse, so I just made sure somebody had called 911 and then continued to give CPR until we heard the sirens and the fire trucks showed up,” MacNeill told CBC News.
Emergency crews arrived and transported Reddon to the hospital where he is still recovering after surgery.
Reddon says the last thing he remembers is the warm-up walk. “Next thing I remember is waking up two days later in the hospital.”
It turns out MacNeill is also from Fredericton, Canada.
MacNeill had a different idea. “I think maybe we should all meet at a CPR course.”

Cool Crowdfunding: Etching Press, Mechanical Pegasus, and Beautiful Models

Cool Crowdfunding: Etching Press, Mechanical Pegasus, and Beautiful Models

We receive so many pitches for crowdfunding projects.
They pour into our inbox daily.
Since crowdfunding is a bit of a gamble, it is always kind of hard to determine just how to write about these projects, considering that many of them may not ever deliver.
Remember, some of the crowdfunding projects from our previous Cool Crowdfunding collections may still be active!
Go back and check them out to see if there’s anything you shouldn’t miss.
Open Press Project This one is one of our personal favorites!
We featured it in an issue of Make Magazine, where we show how you can download the free files and make one of your own.
Of course, not every has a 3D printer or wants a 3D printed one, so the folks who designed it have launched a kickstarter to send out nicely made kits!
Find it on Kickstarter Wings of Glory – The Mechanical Pegasus Adrian Landon is a sculptor who makes beautiful metal horses.
These models sure are beautiful.

How We Got From Jacquard Looms To Desktop CNC Machines

How We Got From Jacquard Looms To Desktop CNC Machines

The folks over at Bantam Tools, who make a desktop milling machine, are dropping a nice history lesson for us, in order to educate makers on where CNC mills came from.
The series starts with a brief breakdown of some of the common terms you’ll encounter and then jumps right in.
What they are specifically covering is methods of control, rather than the various types of mills that exist.
You’re not going to get a full history of machining on all scales, but your understanding of the lineage of Computer Numerical Control will be much deeper.
Broken into 3 parts, you can follow along as we go from punch card systems to more and more complex control.
See what happened as the transistor gave us exponentially more computing power, and CAD became prevalent.
The series concludes with a dive into how CAD and CAM software has evolved, which is pretty fascinating.
Ultimately, they end at modern day desktop CNC mills (which makes sense for a manufacturer of desktop mills), and you get a fairly solid foundation of knowledge of CNC history.

How to Use Google Play Movies for Chrome and Chrome OS

How to Use Google Play Movies for Chrome and Chrome OS

Google Play Movies & TV is a streaming service that lets you watch videos via a web client or through an app from the Play Store.
Whether you want to rent or own, Play Movies lets you choose new or old titles from Google’s vast library.
Once you find a title, click on the play button to play the trailer or click the name to go to the movie’s page.
Note: Not all movies and TV shows are available to rent, so you might only see an option to purchase instead.
To install the Chrome app for Play Movies & TV, head on over to the Chrome web store for Play Movies & TV and click on “Add to Chrome.” On the popup, review the permission, then click “Add app” to give it access to Chrome.
How to Use Play Movies Android App for Chromebook If you’re using a Chromebook, you can access Google Play Movies & TV in three ways: head to the web store, install the Chrome app or use the Google Play Movies & TV Android app, which comes pre-installed if your Chromebook has the Play Store enabled.
If you haven’t watched the movie or TV show yet and would rather just add the title to your wishlist, click on the wishlist icon to the right.
Note: Not all movies and TV shows are available to rent, so you may only see an option to purchase instead.
When using the Chrome app, to download something in your library, click on either “My Movies” or “My TV Shows” to view all your purchases.
Next, click the download icon on the title you want to download for offline viewing.

Mueller report sets up fresh battle for Donald Trump as Democrats demand answers

Mueller report sets up fresh battle for Donald Trump as Democrats demand answers

The redacted version of the Mueller report is now available from the attorney general.
USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr had barely finished taking reporters’ questions about the Russia investigation when the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee signaled he wasn’t even close to satisfied with the answers.
Nadler’s response to the report, amplified by Democrats in the hours that followed, underscored a political reality taking hold as the nation processes the report’s meaning: While the exhaustive investigative work in the Russia probe is finished, the shadow hanging over Donald Trump’s presidency may never be fully lifted.
Takeaways: Trump thought Mueller would ‘end’ his presidency and other takeaways from the Mueller report After criticizing Barr, Nadler took a more aggressive tone once the report hit: “The responsibility now falls to Congress to hold the President accountable for his actions.”
Why did so many of Trump’s aides lie to the special counsel and Congress about their interactions?
Several Democratic leaders threw cold water on the prospect of attempting to impeach Trump but said they would continue to demand answers from the Justice Department and the White House, an outcome that would keep lingering questions from the Russia probe alive through next year’s presidential election. “It is clear that Donald Trump wanted nothing more than to shut down the Mueller investigation,” Sanders said.
Inside the White House: From Trump Tower to WikiLeaks, the Mueller report offers window into Trump campaign, presidency How does Pence fit in?
Political observers said that is likely because Mueller’s findings, after more than two years of Trump in the White House, will probably not change anyone’s mind about how they feel about the president. “Regarding Trump supporters, they aren’t going to move,” Jennings said.

Should You Buy the New Disc-Free Xbox One?

Should You Buy the New Disc-Free Xbox One?

Microsoft just announced the Xbox One S All-Digital Version, an Xbox without a disc drive.
Say Goodbye To Buying Physical Games And Movies Buying the Xbox One S All-Digital Version (which has a name so terrible it’s a strike against purchasing the thing) means giving up the ability to use any physical media.
Do you ever buy used games?
Do you already own Xbox One and Xbox 360 games on discs?
You can’t play those on this console.
Do you have multiple Xbox consoles in your house?
Like the Name Says, Your Game Library Goes Digital But it isn’t all doom and gloom for this console, going digital does come with benefits.
At Best a $50 Savings Isn’t Enough To Give Up The Disc Player Now that you know what you lose and what you gain, let’s get down to brass tacks.
The problem is price, regardless of how you look at it.
But even then you’ll have to run yourself through the questions of what matters most to you.

How to Enable Gmail’s Hidden Email Preview Pane

How to Enable Gmail’s Hidden Email Preview Pane

The Preview Pane option is towards the bottom.
Choose “Enable” and then click “Save Changes.” You’ll be taken back to the Inbox, where a new “Toggle split pane mode” button will be visible next to the Settings cog.
If you click the arrow next to the Toggle preview button, you can choose whether the preview pane is split vertically, or horizontally.
The “Vertical split” mode means the preview pane opens on the right-hand side of the screen, with your emails on the left.
The “horizontal split” mode means the preview pane opens at the bottom of your inbox, with the emails on top.
Changing between vertical and horizontal will deselect any mail that’s currently being shown in the preview pane, so you’ll have to select the email again to preview it.
Once you’ve chosen your preferred split mode (vertical or horizontal), you can click the Toggle preview button to switch between showing and hiding the preview pane by clicking “No split” on the Toggle preview menu.
If you want to remove the Toggle preview option altogether, you’ll need to go back to Settings > Advanced and disable the preview pane there.
When you’ve got the preview pane enabled, an additional option becomes available.
This option lets you choose when a mail is marked as read if you’re viewing it in the preview pane.

A scientist used chalk in a box to show that bats use sunsets to migrate

A scientist used chalk in a box to show that bats use sunsets to migrate

But a new device, invented by animal navigation researcher Oliver Lindecke, could open a new way to test how far-ranging bats find their way.
He started with analyzing different forms of hydrogen atoms in wild bats to infer where they had flown from.
But figuring out how the bats knew where to go was trickier.
The first step was studying in which direction the bats first take flight.
Such experiments on birds typically involve confining the animals in small, enclosed spaces.
So he invented what he calls the circular release box: a flat-bottom, funnel-shaped container topped by a wider lid.
The bats that watched the natural sunset flew west — back to their migratory route along the coast — while those that watched the mirrored version flew east, Lindecke and colleagues report online April 4 in Current Biology.
A cross-view of a new device (illustrated) for studying bat migration shows how the animals orient themselves during migrations.
After being placed in the device by a researcher, a bat crawls up the sloped wall and takes off in the direction of its flight.
The release box, which is inexpensive and easy to build, could inspire more studies about how bats negotiate migration routes, Lindecke says.

How the UK’s New Internet “Porn Block” Will Work

How the UK’s New Internet “Porn Block” Will Work

On July 15, 2019, the UK government will enforce an age-verification requirement for online pornography websites.
Pornography Websites Will Want Your ID Under this system, pornography websites must verify the age of the people who access them.
Yes, You Might Have to Upload Your ID So, with physical cards available in shops, you might think you don’t necessarily have to upload your ID.
And, even after you upload a copy of your ID to one age verification service, you may have to verify your age with a different service when you visit a different website.
Age-Verification Providers Don’t Have to Be Certified If you’re thinking “Wow, this might encourage people to upload a copy of their passport to a shady website”—yeah, that sounds about right.
If you’re considering uploading a photo of your ID to gain access to a website, you might want to ensure you’re uploading your ID to a provider certified by the BBFC.
The Government Will Start Blocking Websites If an adult website required to implement age verification doesn’t do so, the government can take action to enforce the porn block.
Specifically, the government will tell UK internet service providers to block these websites.
Once the plan goes into effect, anyone can report a pornography website on the BBFC’s website if it isn’t verifying ages properly.
Some Porn Websites Are Exempt The UK’s porn block only affects websites that provide pornography on a “commercial basis.” Amateur pornography websites are excluded and won’t have to check anyone’s age—unless they have advertising.

Choose The Perfect Video Game for You [Infographic]

Choose The Perfect Video Game for You [Infographic]

You can escape the troubles of life and dive into a whole other world.
With so many video games on the market you may find it hard to find one that you like.
This infographic is here to help you decide which type of video game you should play.
Some people like racing games and some like to shoot things.
There are so many types of games it can be hard to decided when you are at the store staring at all of them.
The idea of this infographic is to engage the reader to answer some simple questions and then follow the directions of the infographic to the type of video game that is perfect for them.
We have posted several other infographics like this in the past.
One recently was on how to find the best science fiction and fantasy novels.
These types of infographics usually go over well with readers who like to interact with the infographics.
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People may indeed have a sixth sense — for magnetism

People may indeed have a sixth sense — for magnetism

Birds, fish and some other creatures can sense Earth’s magnetic field.
Sure enough, changes in the magnetic field triggered changes in people’s alpha waves.
That’s the direction of Earth’s magnetic field in the Northern Hemisphere.
That change was about three times as strong as changes seen in natural alpha wave when the magnetic field had not changed directions.
Another question: Why do people’s brains respond to magnetic fields that rotate left but not to the right.
There may be some people who respond to magnetic fields that rotate right, Wang says.
Just like there are some people who are left-handed rather than right-handed.
Or, magnetic fields that rotate right may affect a different type of brain wave that scientists have not yet looked for.
Even accounting for which magnetic changes the brain picks up, researchers still don’t know what our minds might do with that information, Kirschvink says.
It has also turned up in the human brain.

Owner Takes His 2 Cats On His Travels Around Japan And Their Instagram Is Purrfect

Owner Takes His 2 Cats On His Travels Around Japan And Their Instagram Is Purrfect

We all know that cats like fish and that they sleep a lot.
But did you know they also enjoy traveling around?
Meet the rescue kittens Daikichi and Fuku-Chan – felines who, together with their owner Daisuke Nagasawa – have been traveling through Japan for the last eight years.
Under their traveler’s belt, they already have 47 prefectures and more than 1,000 destinations visited.
All of their adventures are documented in pictures that have attracted almost 6,700 followers on Instagram.
It all started in 2011 when, due to his work, Nagasawa would often be away, and Fuku-chan wanted to have none of it.
Hence, began the pranks and aggressive behavior which prevented Nagasawa from leaving Fuku-chan in the pet care.
The solution came out of nowhere – he decided to take both Fuku-chan and Daikichi on a trip around Japan.
To make transportation easier and comfortable, Nagasawa adapted a stroller to fit the needs of his cats.
So scroll down and take a look at some of the journeys they have documented so far!

The herbal supplement kratom comes with risks

The herbal supplement kratom comes with risks

Those deaths made up less than 1 percent of the 27,338 overdose fatalities analyzed for the report, released online on April 12.
Although small, the numbers point to increasing numbers of people using the plant to combat pain, depression and even opioid addiction.
Interest in, and exposure to, kratom is apparently rising.
What is kratom, and why are people using it?
A smaller fraction of people used kratom to help with drug dependency.
Is kratom an opioid?
No, Spiller says.
But so far, it’s clear that kratom doesn’t act like an opioid, Spiller says.
The recent CDC numbers of kratom-linked fatalities are small — 91 deaths out of 27,338 overdose deaths.
Without knowing the concentrations of both kratom and the other drugs people took, it’s difficult to pin down the causes of deaths, he says.

A French Theme Park Has Trained Crows to Help Keep the Place Clean

A French Theme Park Has Trained Crows to Help Keep the Place Clean

Puy du Fou, a theme park in Les Epesses, France, figures that if birds are going to be hanging around begging for leftover popcorn and discarded funnel cakes, they might as well earn their keep.
To that end, they’ve trained a small contingent of rooks as staff – they get paid in treats to clean up garbage and cigarette butts from the grounds.
Rooks are in the same family of birds as ravens and crows, highly intelligent and trainable animals.
The ones at Puy du Fou pick up litter and place it in a bin in exchange for a treat – the team of 6 birds have been working hard since August 13.
It sounds a bit out there, but the amusement park is far from the first company to give it a go.
Dutch startup Crowded Cities started training crows to gather cigarette butts using a vending machine-like device that offers peanuts in exchange for trash, and the experiment is going well.
If it continues to work with no detrimental effects to the crows (from handling tobacco), we could see a broader implementation of the idea worldwide – maybe nature can help us clean up nature, even though we’re the ones who soiled it in the first place.

15 Foods That Are Served as “Italian” in America, but That Actual Italians Would Never, Ever Claim

15 Foods That Are Served as “Italian” in America, but That Actual Italians Would Never, Ever Claim

Chicken in pasta.
Creamy Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato and Mozzarella Sauce.
Keep calm and let me eat my pizza😅😍😜 Never say never for this 😍😜 In frame ➡📸Stardust Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza .
@yummydelightsdiary #follow4like #foodphoto #foodbossindia #punefoodie #instapune #indianfoodbloggers 😊 #puneinstagrammers #dailyfoodfeed #foodblogger #thegreatindianfoodie #punekar #whatshotpune #zomato #pizzalover #aundh #click_pune_click #pizzamaniac #bloggers #foodtalkindia #puneeatsouts #foodblogfeed #chickenpizza #nonvegpizza #punefoodgallery #punefoodblogger #pizza #redminote6pro #superheroescafe #punefoodblogger #superheroes #feedfeed A post shared by Foodie Freaks 😎|Food Blogger| (@yummydelightsdiary) on Mar 2, 2019 at 7:44pm PST Seriously, they’d rather starve than eat chicken on pizza.
Probably a no-brainer, but your childhood staple did not come from the mind of an Italian.
Just can’t go wrong with meatballs and spaghetti can you!?
Today has been a very yummy food day!
Nouvelle recette sur le blog Des penne à la vodka… Un plat très populaire en Italie et aux États-Unis dans les années 80.
A post shared by alice a. richichi (@alice.in.grains) on Apr 8, 2019 at 7:38am PDT They’ve literally never heard of it.
The foods are still yummy, so eat up!

How to Incubate Eggs in an Electric Frying Pan

How to Incubate Eggs in an Electric Frying Pan

The most important part of incubating eggs in a frying pan is making sure they maintain the right temperature.
1 Choose an electric frying pan with a glass lid and ventilation.
Look for frying pans with temperature control.
It is important to wash your electric frying pan in order to prevent the spread of bacteria to your fertile eggs.
3 Choose a liner and place it in the bottom of the incubator for bedding.
Whichever liner you choose, place an even layer at the bottom of the pan, making sure you save enough room to put the eggs and lid on top.
Check the temperature and humidity several times a day to make sure it is able to stay steady.
3 Place the eggs in the incubator on their sides.
This is important as the embryos can become misaligned if the pointed end is higher and may have difficulty breaking through the shell when it comes time to hatch.
[12] Discard the egg after 16 days if no embryo is visible, as the egg will not hatch.

CDC investigates outbreak of Listeria tied to deli meats and cheeses

CDC investigates outbreak of Listeria tied to deli meats and cheeses

WASHINGTON (WTHR) – The Centers for Disease Control are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Listeria connected to deli-sliced meats and cheeses.
The agency said Wednesday there have been eight reported cases of Listeria in four states, including New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, with a death reported in Michigan.
Evidence showed meats and cheese sliced at deli counters might have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which could make people sick.
Those who fell ill reported eating meats and cheeses from several different retail locations and samples taken from deli counters in multiple stores tested positive for the outbreak strain, the CDC reported.
However, a common supplier of the deli products has not been identified and the CDC is not advising consumers to “avoid eating products prepared at delis, or that retailers stop selling deli-sliced products.”
The CDC recommends not letting juice from lunch meat and hot dog packages come in contact with other foods, utensils or food preparation surfaces to reduce the risk of Listeria.
Also, washing hands after handling deli meats and cheeses and storing sliced meat and cheese no longer than 3-5 days in the refrigerator.
Officials say pregnant women, newborns, adults over the age of 65 and people with weakened immune systems are most likely to get sick due to Listeria.

A “Lord of The Rings” Superfan Spent 6 Years Building an Energy-Efficient Hobbit Home

A “Lord of The Rings” Superfan Spent 6 Years Building an Energy-Efficient Hobbit Home

A friend of mine loaned me the first book in middle school, and I was absolutely hooked from the first chapter.
They are REALLY serious about their love for all things Middle Earth, and a quick Google search will reveal all kinds of fan tributes – including this absolutely incredible Hobbit House!
Jim Costigan, a construction expert and LOTR superfan, spent almost roughly six years constructing his very own Hobbit Hollow in upstate New York.
The project started out as a shed, but Castigan kept working on it and working on it, eventually turning it into a gorgeous, energy efficient home!
Then, in April 2018, Costigan decided to put the home up for sale.
Strangers from distant lands, friends of old, I invite you to come and visit an open house for this project my father and his family and friends have worked on for more than half a dozen years.
It’s an advanced, energy sustainable home based off of The Lord of the Rings, and I guarantee you it is something you have never seen before.
Feel free to stop by on Saturday if you’re interested, and please spread the word about my father’s dream that just went on the market!
If you have any questions or want to learn more, follow @hobbithollowjim or visit www.myhobbitshed.com for more information and pictures.
A post shared by Jude (@jude_costigan) on May 14, 2018 at 4:56pm PDT The inside of the house is just as gorgeous as the outside.

The U.S. Now Ranks As A ‘Problematic’ Place For Journalists

The U.S. Now Ranks As A ‘Problematic’ Place For Journalists

The United States has become a less safe place for journalists, and the threats they face are becoming the standard, according to a new report by an international press freedom organization.
48 out of 180 on its annual World Press Freedom Index, three notches lower than its place last year.
The move downgrades the country from a “satisfactory” place to work freely to a “problematic” one for journalists.
Ten journalists have been physically attacked this year, and 46 since 2017. “The president’s relentless attacks against the press has created an environment where verbal, physical and online threats and assault against journalists are becoming normalized,” RSF Interim Executive Director Sabine Dolan tells NPR. “Even before President Trump, the Obama administration was aggressively using the 1917 Espionage Act to prosecute more whistleblowers than any previous administration combined,” she says.
Reporters in the United States have been attacked by both police and protesters while covering demonstrations, and others have been targeted at the border by authorities, she says.
Accusations of fake news have led to exponential increases in imprisoned journalists.
The country rose 40 spots in the index ranking.
Dolan says that globally, minorities and female journalists under the age of 35 have experienced a growing number of threats and online harassment.

Amazon Gives Up on Chinese Domestic Shopping Business

Amazon Gives Up on Chinese Domestic Shopping Business

The company had long struggled to gain traction in China despite operating there for more than a decade.
Instead of buying products sold locally by Amazon and its marketplace of Chinese suppliers, shoppers at Amazon.cn will be able to buy only some products imported by Amazon’s sites in the United States, Britain, Germany or Japan.
It sells less in the country than in Japan, the smallest market that it does report, which had $13.8 billion in sales last year, about 6 percent of Amazon’s business globally.
It also didn’t adapt well to the unique Chinese market, which is price-sensitive for many goods and favors near instant delivery and a focus on authentic foreign products.
By contrast, Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce retailer, chose to focus on being a platform that hosted an array of smaller vendors and made use of local delivery companies to help it offer lower prices.
In recent years, Amazon has focused more on offering cloud services and its Kindle devices instead of its core e-commerce business in China.
Those have struggled under the onus of Beijing’s control.
“Nike as a brand may drive more revenue in China than Amazon does,” Mr. Siegel said.
Amazon’s chief rival in the United States, Walmart, has been expanding its business in China, particularly through a partnership with JD.com.
Chinese consumers will still be able to buy content like books for Kindles at Amazon.cn, and the company said it would continue other businesses in China, including cloud computing and the services it provides a growing number of Chinese brands that sell directly to Amazon consumers in the United States and elsewhere.

Scientists take DNA test, learn they’re cousins who’ve collaborated in science journal

Scientists take DNA test, learn they’re cousins who’ve collaborated in science journal

When people submit their DNA to companies such as 23andMe for testing, they’re usually not too surprised to find out they have relatives they haven’t met.
She told TNW: I was looking at the 23andMe coding one day and saw there was a match for me, for a second cousin who was clearly not on my mother’s side.
So I started to research whether I could find someone by that name who potentially would match being my father‘s cousin.
Parrish told us: He actually was able to track her down and contact her on a kibbutz in Israel before she died.
When Parrish realized her father may have a paternal cousin he’d never met she set out to contact the person.
According to her: When I started to research the Byron Rubins in the universe, I found a man who was so similar to my dad in background and interests and career as well as being of a similar age and having been born in Chicago, then I felt I probably had found his cousin.
Rubin, who was surprised to learn just a week ago that Gaber also works in metal sculptures, told us he found it astonishing how “amazingly parallel” their lives were.
That’s good for science.
And one of them even discovered the name of his father after more than 70 years of searching.
Technology is what you make of it, but it feels like a win for humankind and science when we come across a heartwarming story like this one.

YouTube And Google Algorithms Promoted Notre Dame Conspiracy Theories

YouTube And Google Algorithms Promoted Notre Dame Conspiracy Theories

But its algorithm recommended the false-flag video to users who may have been searching for information about Notre Dame, according to AlgoTransparency, an algorithm-watchdog website.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the monetized, 13-minute video had close to 100,000 views, about 5,500 “likes” and just 130 “dislikes.” Commenters have called Macron a fascist, arsonist and Satan, and circulated their own unfounded theories.
“We’ve designed our systems to help ensure that content from more authoritative sources is surfaced prominently in search results and watch next recommendations in certain contexts, including when a viewer is watching breaking news related content on YouTube,” a YouTube spokesperson told HuffPost in a statement.
In 2016, a man fired a rifle inside a Washington, D.C., pizzeria because an online conspiracy theory had led him to believe that the restaurant was the covert site of a child sex-trafficking ring.
Facebook and Twitter, too, have struggled to contain false information about the fire that engulfed Notre Dame.
Typing “Notre Dame accident” into YouTube from an incognito browser on Wednesday yielded results including videos with the titles “Notre Dame Cathedral Fire: A) Jewish Lightening B) Muslim Terror C) Yellow Vest Revenge D) Accident” and “Notre Dame Fire Was it Staged or an ‘Accident?’ Hmmm,” as well as a video by conservative personality Glenn Beck, who floated the groundless idea that “Islamic extremism” was to blame.
Its algorithm generates more than 70% of user traffic.
But the panels YouTube attached to livestreams of the fire at Notre Dame directed viewers to information about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The Notre Dame false-flag video was interrupted three times by lengthy ads.
“The more watch time you have, the more ads you can show the user.”

“Game of Thrones” Creators Have Hidden the Show’s Ending in a Spotify Playlist

“Game of Thrones” Creators Have Hidden the Show’s Ending in a Spotify Playlist

The last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is here, and I for one couldn’t be more pumped.
This show had me hooked since day 1, so to finally be able to see how it all ends is gonna be amazing (and, knowing this show, more than a little bittersweet).
You can’t throw a brick online without hitting some sort of crazy fan theory about who will sit upon the Iron Throne once all is said and done.
Now, the show’s creators have revealed that you may not need to look so far to find the answer – they’ve apparently hidden it in a Spotify playlist!
David Benioff and D.B.
Weiss, the co-creators and showrunners for Game of Thrones, decided to celebrate the final season with an epic playlist titled “Game of Thrones: The End Is Coming,” which they say captures the essence of the final season.
While the majority of the songs were chosen to match their feelings about the end of the show, they claim the ending is hidden somewhere in those 50 tracks.
If you think you have it all figured out, let us know!

Voices in AI – Episode 85: A Conversation with Ilya Sutskever

Voices in AI – Episode 85: A Conversation with Ilya Sutskever

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese About this Episode Episode 85 of Voices in AI features host Byron Reese and Ilya Sutskever of Open AI talk about the future of general intelligence and the ramifications of building a computer smarter than us.
Ilya Sutskever: Great to be here.
And so we were founded three years ago, and since then we’ve been doing a lot of work in three different areas.
We’ve done a lot of work in AI capabilities and over the past three years we’ve done a lot of work we are very proud of.
Or do you think there are lots of groups of people who are actually explicitly trying to build a general intelligence?
Where for example the fact is that much better learning algorithms, better network architecture, better optimization methods, all tools which are classically categorized as conventional machine learning, they also are likely to be directly contributing to those… Well let’s stop there for a second, because I noticed you changed your word there to “likely.” Do you still think it’s an open question whether narrow AI, whatever technologies we have that do that, is it an open question whether that has anything to do with general intelligence, or is it still the case that a general intelligence might have absolutely nothing to do with that propagation, neural nets and machine learning?
I want to make it clear, I think that the tools, that is the field of machine learning that is developing today, such as deep networks, backpropagation, — I think those are immensely powerful tools, and I think that it is likely that they will stay with us, with the field, for a long time all the way until we build very true general intelligence.
But why do you believe that method is the solution to things like creativity, intuition, emotion and all of these kind of human abilities?
It seems to be at an intuitive level that if you want to teach a machine to play Dota or Go or whatever, yeah that works great.
And then they think really hard about which of those things is really important.

I.P.O. Day for Pinterest and Zoom Ends With Shares Sharply Higher

I.P.O. Day for Pinterest and Zoom Ends With Shares Sharply Higher

The company’s stock began trading at $23.75, above the initial public offering price of $19, and finished the day at $24.40.
The company’s fully diluted market capitalization now exceeds $18 billion.
Pinterest almost became an “undercorn” — a company that goes public for less than its private market valuation — but public market investors warmed to the company during its pitches ahead of its I.P.O., leading it to raise its proposed share price before its stock offering.
The demand for Zoom stock, and the leap in its share price, showed that investors are just as eager to back lesser-known enterprise software companies — particularly profitable ones — as they are to support high-profile apps geared toward consumers.
Pinterest is closer to turning a profit than Uber and Lyft.
Pinterest’s chief executive and co-founder, Ben Silbermann, has avoided the pizazz that has led many of his Silicon Valley peers to become minor celebrities.
“But it’s not like when you graduate, all your problems are solved.” Rick Heitzmann, managing director at FirstMark Capital, one of Pinterest’s first investors, said Pinterest’s understated culture served it well in the I.P.O.
In addition to providing a way for Pinterest’s investors and employees to cash out, Mr. Silbermann said, the money that Pinterest raised in its I.P.O.
He said he didn’t identify his company with the pack of unicorns racing to the public market, including Slack, Uber and Lyft, because the companies are in different industries like transportation and business software.
“In a few years, people might remember it as a moment in time, but the companies will be judged very differently five years down the line,” Mr. Silbermann said.

Google/Amazon deal sends YouTube to FireTV and Prime Video to Chromecast (finally)

Google/Amazon deal sends YouTube to FireTV and Prime Video to Chromecast (finally)

After a stand-off that’s lasted years, Google and Amazon have made peace and finally agreed to put their streaming apps on each other’s platforms.
Yes, that means Prime is coming to Chromecasts, while YouTube will finally be available on Fire TVs.
The two companies announced today they’d come to a detente.
Google will bring the YouTube app to Amazon’s Fire TV devices and smart TVs, along with YouTube TV and Kids later this year.
Indeed, they seem to be so chummy now they’re almost finishing each other’s sentences.
Here’s what Heather Rivera, YouTube‘s Head of Product Partnerships said of the partnership: “We are excited to work with Amazon to launch the official YouTube apps on Fire TV devices worldwide.
Bringing our flagship YouTube experience to Amazon Fire TV gives our users even more ways to watch the videos and creators they love.” And this is what Andrew Bennett, Prime Video’s Head of Worldwide Business Development, said: “We’re excited to bring the Prime Video app to Chromecast and Android TV devices, and to give our customers convenient access to the shows and movies they love.” The two companies have historically been rivals in several fields, including voice assistants, cloud technology, and, of course, video.
Google pulled YouTube from Fire TVs years ago in protest of this snub.
There’s still no word on whether the two will find more common ground.
Check out our glorious new location, inspiring line-up of speakers and activities, and how to be a part of this annual tech bonanza by clicking here.

NYC measles outbreak: First vaccination fines, 4 more schools shut down

NYC measles outbreak: First vaccination fines, 4 more schools shut down

New York City’s Board of Health is issuing civil summonses for three parents who didn’t comply with the mandatory measles vaccination order.
They are subject to fines of up to $1,000 apiece.
The continuing order for vaccinations applies to children ages 6 months and older with fines for non-compliance.
New York City, as of Monday, has confirmed 329 cases of measles since the outbreak began in October.
Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said in a statement to Fox News, “Because of measles’ long incubation period, we know this outbreak will get worse before it gets better.
However, we can turn the tide by people getting vaccinated, especially before Passover when families and communities will gather.
The department confirmed four more schools were shutdown for failing to cooperate.
Fox News’ Bryan Llenas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com.
His email is Frank.Miles@foxnews.com.

Samsung’s Review Phones Fail, Delivering a P.R. Nightmare

Samsung’s Review Phones Fail, Delivering a P.R. Nightmare

One of its latest phones, the Galaxy Fold, generated lots of attention this year for an exciting new feature: It could be folded and unfolded like a book to decrease or increase the screen size.
Then another reviewer reported different problems with the screen.
Samsung Electronics said on Thursday that it would investigate possible problems with its new foldable phones.
There was also no further information about how many of the samples provided to reviewers had been described as damaged or malfunctioning.
Some reviewers had reported removing the top layer of the display, causing damage to the screen, Samsung noted.
Samsung had received at least 92 reports of overheating Note 7 batteries in the United States, with 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage.
“I just know that the screen is broken, and there was no obvious proximate cause for the bulge that broke it.” Mr. Bohn added, “We’ve seen worries about scratches on expensive phones and debris breaking the keyboard on expensive MacBooks, but a piece of debris distorting the screen on a $1,980 phone after one day of use feels like it’s on an entirely different level.” Mark Gurman, who reports on technology for Bloomberg, wrote that the device he had reviewed had a “very small tear” at the top part of the hinge.
A review of the device by CNBC demonstrated the display problem within two days, without removal of the protective film.
It will cost about $2,600 and be available around the middle of the year outside the United States.
Mr. Wiens of iFixit said he wasn’t surprised by early reports of the Galaxy Fold’s fragility.

Cocktail Barbot Takes Things Up A Level

Cocktail Barbot Takes Things Up A Level

Mixing a cocktail is considered as much an art as a science.
The practice is studied dilligently by bartenders the world over.
Of course, for any given human task, there’s always another human building a robot to automate it.
[CamdenS5] is one such human, with a cocktail mixing barbot with a few tricks up its sleeve.
As you’d expect, there’s a smattering of the usual alcoholic liquids and mixers, along with a battery of pumps for fluid delivery.
The fun doesn’t end there, though.
There’s a linear actuator capable of putting out 500 N for slicing limes, and a mint and sugar dispenser as well.
If that wasn’t enough, there’s even a muddling station to help bring out the flavours just right.
This is a machine that takes a broader look at the process behind making a good cocktail.
It’s not just about lumping ingredients into a glass – it takes finesse and care to get the best results.

Benchtop Lathe Gets An Electronic Leadscrew Makeover

Benchtop Lathe Gets An Electronic Leadscrew Makeover

The king of machine tools is the lathe, and if the king has a heart, it’s probably the leadscrew.
That’s the bit that allows threading operations, arguably the most important job a lathe can tackle.
It’s a simple concept, really – the leadscrew is mechanically linked through gears to the spindle so that the cutting tool moves along the long axis of the workpiece as it rotates, allowing it to cut threads of the desired pitch.
But what’s simple in concept can be complicated in reality.
As [Clough42] points out, most lathes couple the lead screw to the spindle drive through a complex series of gears that need to be swapped in and out to accommodate different thread pitches, and makes going from imperial to metric a whole ball of wax by itself.
So he set about building an electronic leadscrew for his lathe.
The idea is to forgo the gear train and drive the leadscrew directly with a high-quality stepper motor.
The video below has some great detail on real-time operating systems on microcontrollers as well as tests on all the hardware to be used.
This is only a proof of concept at this point, but we’re looking forward to the rest of this series.
In the meantime, [Quinn Dunki]’s excellent series on choosing a lathe should keep you going.

Having Anxiety Makes People Obsessively Clean

Having Anxiety Makes People Obsessively Clean

If you’re struggling to keep your space tidy, a recent study suggests that a light dose of anxiety might help you clean up your act.
Researchers at the University of Connecticut presented test participants with a shiny statuette and a list of seven questions to consider about the statue (such as “How old do you think the object is?”).
Then, half the participants were told they’d have to present a short speech on the object to an art expert – thereby inducing anxiety.
All the participants were then given a few minutes to ponder the questions, plan their presentation (if they were in that test group), and polish the statuette.
The experiment then ended, with the speech-giving group being told they didn’t have to speak after all.
The results were remarkably consistent across both groups.
The “relaxed” group that never believed they had to give a speech tended to clean using pretty varied motions.
Meanwhile, participants in the “anxiety” group (the speech-givers) all cleaned with repetitive motions, focusing on smaller areas and cleaning much more meticulously.
Remarkably, even participants who didn’t show any perceptible signs of stress still followed the same pattern of cleaning!
The researchers behind this study hypothesize that people might engage in repetitive behaviors during stressful situations because it gives them a sense of control in a time of uncertainty.

This Is One of the Most Chilling Documentaries You Will Ever See

This Is One of the Most Chilling Documentaries You Will Ever See

Thanks to documentaries like Making a Murderer and The Jinx and podcasts such as Serial, true crime has never been more popular than in the past few years.
People are always trying to unearth a new, morbid tale of human behavior gone horribly wrong.
If so, we’ve got some news for you!
If you haven’t taken the time to watch HBO’s Mommy’s Dead and Dearest, do yourself a favor and set aside some time for this film…because it is chilling.
The story revolves around a 24-year-old woman named Gypsy Rose Blanchard who was convicted of murdering her mother Dee Dee in Missouri in 2015.
When Gypsy was only an infant, Dee Dee had her hooked up to a breathing machine for no reason.
She claimed Gypsy had leukemia (she didn’t) and even shaved her head.
Gypsy went along with her mother’s demands for years, even believing that she was indeed very ill.
Eventually, though, Gypsy began to assert her independence and grow away from her mother.
In fact, the story is so compelling that Hulu has put out a limited series called The Act dramatizing the tale of Gypsy and Dee Dee.

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