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PLENTY OF PEOPLE around the world got new gadgets Friday, but one in Eastern Tennessee stands out. Summit, a new supercomputer unveiled at Oak Ridge National Lab is, unofficially for now, the most powerful calculating machine on the planet. It was designed in part to scale up the artificial intelligence techniques that power some of the recent tricks in your smartphone.

America hasn’t possessed the world’s most powerful supercomputer since June 2013, when a Chinese machine first claimed the title. Summit is expected to end that run when the official ranking of supercomputers, from an organization called Top500, is updated later this month.


ON TUESDAY FACEBOOK reorganized the duties of its product executives, in the process creating an unusual new division: David Marcus, formerly head of Facebook’s Messenger app, will now lead a team of fewer than a dozen people dedicated to blockchain technology, according to Recode. He’ll be joined by notable executives including Kevin Weil, former VP of product at Instagram, and James Everingham, VP of engineering at Instagram.

It’s not clear what the company is up to here. Facebook representatives did not immediately respond to questions from WIRED. In the absence of any specifics, WIRED’s Erin Griffith and Sandra Upson, who write about blockchain technology, offered to speculate:

The Smart Way To Build Smart Cities

Much promotion of smart cities assumes that municipalities will take a proactive, top-down, technology-first approach to urban progress. Thus far, these initiatives look for some forward-thinking city official (or immensely deep-pocketed private investor) to write a big purchase order for a lot of hardware and software, in the same way an industrial company like Procter & Gamble buys a multimillion dollar SAP install.

Why Every Business Should be Using Multiple Social Media Accounts

It’s no secret that social media and content marketing is the most popular use of the Internet for both professional and personal uses. In fact, according to a study by Forbes, 93% of marketers use social media to reach out to their customers and leads. Clearly, social networking websites have proven to be an effective marketing tool if so many companies have taken advantage of it.

However, if you have become more comfortable with one social media account and have begun neglecting others, I’m going to tell you why that’s a terrible idea and why you should be sharing the love between all of your accounts.

1. You May Not be Reaching a Portion of Your Audience

Nine Smart, Funny And Insightful Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking passed away on March 13, 2018, at the age of 76. Hawking left a long scientific legacy behind him, but more than that, he also left a legacy of scientific outreach to the general public. Through his books, lectures and movies - as well as the occasional cameo on TV - Hawking inspired people for decades to learn more about the universe.

He was also, as a writer and speaker, an intelligent and witty person. Here are a few of his best quotes from the decades of his public life.

On Goals:

"My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all."

- from the book Stephen Hawking's Universe by John Boslough


On Science:

Seven Considerations for Your New Business's Social Media Strategy

So you started a new business. Congratulations! Now comes the hard work: marketing and promotion.

You know you need to be on social media, but you have no idea where to start. With so many platforms, and so little time, what's an entrepreneur to do?

First of all, everyone is on Facebook, so you definitely need to have a presence there. But what about Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+, Reddit, Periscope? And those are just the first platforms that come to mind.

Don't get overwhelmed. The following seven considerations will help you determine which social media channels you should focus on.

1. Your Customers

A smart part of any marketing strategy is developing buyer personas. You'll use them to inform all of your marketing efforts, including social media.

Eight Reasons You Need an Email List

If you don’t have an email list, then you need to get started building one. Your email list is the best way to keep in contact with your customers and to help prospects learn more about you. With an email list, you can build a real business online. Here are some of the reasons why.

1. You Own the List

When you build an audience on other mediums like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and so forth, you do not own these audiences – the platform does. Look what happened to the well-loved live talk radio site recently. Many people who solely relied on this free service ended up without a business, overnight.

2. You Can Give Yourself a Raise

When you have a well-maintained and active email list full of targeted customers, you can literally give yourself a raise whenever you want to by simply sending out an email sharing something that worked for you or that you created that will help them.

3. It’s a Great Way to Build Relationships

Six Important Reasons to Redesign Your Website

Nowadays, it's extremely important for any business to have a nice-looking, easy-to-use responsive website. Many people, while doing their research, check your company's online presence along with your competitors' before they call you or fill out a "request a quote" form.

Your company website is an essential element that users base their first impression on. And, if done right, it could be your 24/7 salesperson.

Many companies understand the importance of a user-friendly site and see the problems with their current one, but are still unsure about when to start the redesign process.

A website redesign always implies a lot of work. It doesn't matter if you do it yourself or hire a freelancer or agency to do it for you. A redesign not only involves time but also an allocated budget. The best part, though, is the excitement of having a brand-new online presence at the end of the process that you will be proud to show everyone.


11 reasons to choose Drupal instead of Wordpress


Drupal along with Wordpress are very popular content management systems (CMS) with open source code. Each of them has its own community, a huge number of free modules / plugins, themes and lots of ready-made solutions to create a fully functional website. Both CMSs are acknowledged to be one of the most popular engines in the world for the website development. Each of them has its own set of pros and cons, some of which will be described below.

1. Wordpress was originally developed as a system for creating and maintaining a blog, so Wordpress is tended to be used for adding / editing content. While with Drupal new flexible CMS can be created, and fully customized to suit specific needs of any user.

Chinese Keyboard Developer Spies on User Through Built-in Keylogger

A Chinese mechanical keyboard manufacturer MantisTek has been caught in the middle of a controversy in which it’s being blamed for spying on users through built-in keylogger in its GK2 model and sending the data to a server apparently hosted on Alibaba Cloud server.

The communication is happening over HTTP, not HTTPS which means the user data is being sent in completely unencrypted format and contains data collected through every keystroke a user presses. This means the company has access to everything user types but what’s important is that it also opens the door for other malicious actors who can access the unencrypted traffic and steal the data or spy on a targeted user.


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