Actor Jim Carrey dumped his Facebook stock at exactly the right time (FB)

The actor Jim Carrey tweeted on February 6 that he was dumping his Facebook shares because the company profited from Russian interference in US elections. Facebook shares have fallen 14% after news surfaced that Cambridge Analytica accessed data of more than 50 million users without their permission. Follow Facebook’s stock in real time here. The actor Jim Carrey dumped his Facebook shares at exactly the right time. “I’m dumping my @facebook stock and deleting my page because @facebook profited from Russian interference in our elections and they’re still not doing enough to stop it,” Carrey tweeted on February 6. “I encourage all other investors who care about our future to… Read More

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PUBG February 21 Update: How to Fix Frame Rate Stutter

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds newest update has arrived that aims to squash some bugs, adjust some minor mechanics, and introduce two new loot crates. However, the sixth update for the 1.0 version of PUBG also came with an unexpected problem. Upon its release waves of players reported extreme frame rate dips and stuttering. This happened to me as well with my pre-update version reaching 120 fps and my post update version dropping down to 40 fps. For many, this makes the game borderline unplayable and is extremely concerning given how important every second is in PUBG. PC players, we are aware that some players are experiencing intermittent stuttering during a match. Our… Read More

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Google Drive now lets you easily comment on Microsoft Office files, PDFs and images

Google is launching an update to Google Drive today that will make it easier for teams and agencies to use a mix of G Suite and Microsoft Office while working with their colleagues and customers. With this update, Google Drive users can now easily comment on Office files, PDFs and images in the Drive preview pane without having to use (and potentially pay for) tools like Microsoft Office or… Read More …read more Source:: TechCrunch

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GOLDMAN SACHS: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies tend to be locked together — and that’s a big problem

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies all peaked at roughly the same time; they’ve since declined in tandem as well. That’s a bad sign for when market consolidation occurs, according to Goldman Sachs’ head of investment research. You can track the price of 13 cryptocurrencies in real-time here>> When bitcoin reached its all-time high of $19,843 in December, it wasn’t long until smaller coins followed suit. And when the flagship cryptocurrency began its 65% tumble, losing hundreds of billions of dollars in value in just a matter of weeks, so too did the other major cryptocurrencies. Since their peaks, the most valuable cryptocurrencies have lost anywhere from 52% to 79% of their… Read More

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Lenovo’s fingerprint authentication app had bad bugs that made it easy to hack

This is pretty jarring. Lenovo has confirmed its in-house authentication software Fingerprint Manager Pro (version 8.01.86), which lets users unlock their devices using fingerprint recognition, was affected by a severe vulnerability which attackers could exploit to access to any system equipped with the app. As per Lenovo’s disclosure, Fingerprint Manager contained a hard-coded password that made it accessible to all users with local non-administrative access. In addition to this, it stored sensitive information like Windows logon credentials and fingerprint data which were “encrypted using a weak algorithm.” “Sensitive data stored by Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro, including users’ Windows logon credentials… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Pittsburgh Profiles: From ballet to nutrition bars, Julia Erickson embraces city’s rich cultural scene

Julia Erickson, a principal dancer for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, gets some practice in at PBT’s studios in the Strip District. (Photo via Aimee DiAndrea) Julia Erickson has found her calling in Pittsburgh, both as an artist and entrepreneur. Julia Erickson. (Photo via Nicholas Coppula) The Seattle native moved to the Steel City in 2001. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, she helped launch a nutrition bar company with her husband and learned about the city’s eagerness to support their fellow citizens. “It’s definitely one of those cities that has an incredibly strong networking component,” she told GeekWire. “People are very loyal and they want to help others.” Now… Read More

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What you need to know in advertising today

CBS is bringing back “Murphy Brown” for 13 episodes next year. The show went off the air in 1998. Candice Bergen is coming out of retirement at age 70! Somewhere, the entirety of Gen Z is typing ¯_(ツ)_/¯ into its phones. Of course, CBS isn’t the only network riding the nostalgia train. ABC is bringing back “Roseanne.” Fox has already brought back “The X-Files” and “Prison Break,” while NBC has scored a decent hit with its “Will and Grace” revival. With live commercial TV viewing in decline, these revivals are short-term money grabs as much as they are nostalgic. Yet they’ll probably not change the trajectory of the TV ad… Read More

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What you need to know in advertising today

CBS is bringing back “Murphy Brown” for 13 episodes next year. The show went off the air in 1998. Candice Bergen is coming out of retirement at age 70! Somewhere, the entirety of Gen Z is typing ¯_(ツ)_/¯ into its phones. Of course, CBS isn’t the only network riding the nostalgia train. ABC is bringing back “Roseanne.” Fox has already brought back “The X-Files” and “Prison Break,” while NBC has scored a decent hit with its “Will and Grace” revival. With live commercial TV viewing in decline, these revivals are short-term money grabs as much as they are nostalgic. Yet they’ll probably not change the trajectory of the TV ad… Read More

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The world’s first ‘smog vacuum cleaner’ can suck up air pollution and turn it into jewelry

As one solution to urban air pollution, Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has invented a large tower that eats smog. The tower debuted in Rotterdam in 2015, and then went to four Chinese cities in 2016. In February 2018, it will head to a park in Kraków, Poland. The device can also turn the captured smog into tiny “gem stones” that can be embedded in jewelry pieces like rings and cufflinks. The air we breathe is not as clean as it once was. And in many cases, it is getting worse. On high-smog days in Kraków, Poland, the city’s air pollution can reach six times that of safe levels. And in… Read More

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Director David Wain on ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ and Working With Netflix Again

David Wain is no stranger to an underdog story. The director has spent his career creating lower-budget, indie films and TV shows that defied the odds to become cult hits that eventually found large audiences, from MTV’s sketch comedy show The State to the Wet Hot American Summer movie and subsequent TV series. Wain’s latest project is A Futile and Stupid Gesture, a biopic about Doug Kenney, a lesser-known but influential comedy writer who co-founded National Lampoon magazine in the 1970s. The film, which follows the origin story of a magazine that started as a collegiate publication at Harvard and went on to help launch the Hollywood careers of comedians… Read More

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Director David Wain on ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ and Working With Netflix Again

David Wain is no stranger to an underdog story. The director has spent his career creating lower-budget, indie films and TV shows that defied the odds to become cult hits that eventually found large audiences, from MTV’s sketch comedy show The State to the Wet Hot American Summer movie and subsequent TV series. Wain’s latest project is A Futile and Stupid Gesture, a biopic about Doug Kenney, a lesser-known but influential comedy writer who co-founded National Lampoon magazine in the 1970s. The film, which follows the origin story of a magazine that started as a collegiate publication at Harvard and went on to help launch the Hollywood careers of comedians… Read More

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