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HACK OF WALL ST. REGULATOR RATTLES INVESTORS, LAWMAKERS

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You Might Be Able To Marry A Robot By 2050

obots are the future… in more than one way.

Single people: everything is going to be OK. If you’ve given up on ever finding someone and have vowed to be alone with your cats until the end of time, you may want to reconsider.

With technology taking over pretty much everything these days, it really shouldn’t be a surprise that it may take over our love lives, too. I mean, sex robots are kind of a thing and virtual porn is heading towards a market takeover. It won’t be long before the robots who fill our sexual desires start to satisfy our emotional desires, too.

At a recent “Love And Sex With Robots” conference (it’s a real thing… seriously) at the University of London, David Levy, expert and author of a book on love between humans and robots, predicated that sex robot marriages would be legal by 2050. The director of the Mixed Reality Lab in Singapore, Adrian Cheok, said that the prediction seems pretty valid.

During his speech at the conference, Cheok was quoted as saying, “That might seem outrageous because it’s only 35 years away. But 35 years ago people thought homosexual marriage was outrageous… Until the 1970s, some states didn’t allow white and black people to marry each other. Society does progress and change very rapidly.”

I’ve got to say, the man makes a pretty good point. In fact, Cheok is full of logical wisdom and just listening to his point of view makes the whole robot-human marriage sound rather lovely.

He goes on to argue that marrying robots could make huge improvements to society as many human-to-human marriages are unhappy or end up in divorce. He also argues that while society assumes that everyone has the ability to meet someone, fall in love, get married and live happily ever after, this is simply not the case for a huge part of the population.

When comparing a bad marriage to a human or a marriage to a robot, Cheok believes that the robot relationship is a much better option.

While there are still massive yet doable improvements to be made to sex robots, the biggest challenge for making them lovable is the skill of conversation. By making robots look like they love you and, more importantly, make you FEEL like they love you, you are going to feel that same kind of connection as you would get with human love.

Humans are capable of loving pets and fictional characters, which is why Cheok believes that falling in love with robots is not a big stretch. Cheok offers up some pretty convincing arguments, but there are two sides to every story and others are not so convinced that human and robot marriages will be successful.

Professor at The University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland, Oliver Bendal, argues that love and sex robots will have no moral standing. He believes that the whole contract of marriage involves duties that robots can’t actually perform, such as taking care of the children. However, he somehow still believes that this marriage option can become legal by 2050, simply because of public pressures.

With the possibility of the government taking action against this kind of marriage, the professor thinks that anything could happen and that we should prepare ourselves for any outcome.

Falling in love and marrying a robot — the pro and con lists for this topic are both long. What do you think? Would marrying a robot ever seem appealing to you?

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Online Courses You Can Take To Improve Your Career

Online courses can be pursued to improve your skills and develop your career. Some online courses are free. Online courses can keep you up to date with new information that is important in your field.

Best online courses to take

Udemy

Udemy is an online learning platform that offers courses in Business Management, Marketing, It & Software Social Media Management. Some of the courses are free and you can sign up easily. You also get a certificate at the end of your selected courses.

https://www.udemy.com/

Coursera

Coursera offers online courses from top universities. These include Stanford University, The University of Michigan University and Duke University. If you are enthusiastic about Computer Science and Mathematics then you should consider taking online courses at Coursera.

https://www.coursera.org/

 

Social media 101 Buffer

If you are a Social Media Specialist and you want to expand your knowledge, you should think about doing courses on Buffer. You can learn about using the social network for 2 minutes per day. This course teaches you how to interact with your audience. The tone and voice you should use on your posts.

https://buffer.com/email-courses/social-media-101

 

The Muse

The Muse offer some of the best online courses in Graphics and Design, Business, and Marketing. The cost of courses ranges from $25 to $100. It is a great investment that you can make as you strive to be a better employee or employer.

https://www.themuse.com/courses

 

Global Speechwriter

If you are a writer and you want to take your writing career to the next level then you should visit Global Speech Writer and take some online classes. The courses are designed for those who want to be a better speech writer. You can get access to a one on one training with skilled professionals.

http://www.globalspeechwriter.com/

 

Epic Online

Epic Online is an E-learning platform that allows people from different countries to learn English. You can improve your writing skills in English. This is good for Entrepreneurs who are non-native speakers if English. They can improve their proficiency by taking online English classes.

http://global.epiclanguage.com/

 

Alison

Communications skills are very important. It is a skill that every professional must have. Alison helps you to communicate better with your peers and co-workers. If you are interested then you should sign up for their online classes. If you want to negotiate deals better as an entrepreneur. You can sign up for a diploma in business communication.

https://alison.com/course/

 

Wrapping up

Online classes are convenient for those who are interested in expanding their knowledge. You should never stop learning and improve yourself. Taking online classes is a great way to improve yourself.

 

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Rick Ross Welcomes Baby Girl With Instagram Model Briana Camille

Rick RossRick Ross is a father again. The 41 year old rapper welcomed a baby girl with Instagram model Briana Camille over the weekend. The two were in a relationship last year but reportedly not together anymore.e name of the child has not been revealed yet. Ross has also not shared any news of the development so far. Camille celebrated the arrival of the baby girl by posting a photo of a some expensive gifts that the MMG rapper got for his new daughter. “Daddy starting bad habits already,” she wrote in the caption of a picture featuring Gucci flats and a gold bracelet.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BYrcshmloUy/

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Selena Gomez’s Instagram Gets Hacked, Shares Nude Justin Bieber Photos

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez found herself the target of some deviant social media behavior earlier this afternoon (August 28th) when her official Instagram account was hacked by unknown perpetrators. According to TMZ, the hackers shared three photos of Justin Bieber in the buff, allegedly taken by paparazzi photographers while the pop star was enjoying some vacation time in Bora Bora. All three of the photos are shots where you can plainly see Bieber’s member.

omez’s team thankfully squashed the hack pretty quickly, deactivating the account for a spell while the situation was being remedied. Her profile, as of this writing, seems to be back online and with any traces of the hack already scrubbed off of the main page. It is a pretty savage move when you consider that Gomez has over 125 million followers on the social media platform, so the cyber attack got lots of publicity. The hackers, whose online identities were linked back to three troll accounts with no hard information to go on, seemed to take pleasure in the fact that Bieber nudes were being shared, referring to the singer as “lil shrimpy.” The reaction from fans and other bystanders online was one of shock, disgust and, more than once, laughter.

The hip-hop world has become somewhat of a magnet for Instagram hackers, who’ve been hitting some of the industry’s biggest names over the course of this past summer. Rappers like J. Cole, Tyler, The Creator and others were all victims of poached social media accounts, with the level of intensity varying on a case-by-case basis, in terms of the severity of the hack. No lasting damage was made in any of these cases, including Selena’s, but one has to wonder why this kind of activity is becoming the norm where music celebrities, especially of the hip-hop variety, are concerned. At the time of this writing, neither Gomez or Bieber had responded to the hack or the image that it chose to publish. Only time will tell if hackers will attempt to get after the pop princess’ Instagram account again, but for the time being, she appears to be safe once again.

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Solar eclipse 2017: 13 amazing photos from the solar eclipse

Solar eclipse

SUMMARY

  • “A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth.
  • On Monday 21 August 2017 people around the world were treated to an eclipse of the sun.

“A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth’s surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometers wide,” according to Wikipedia.

On Monday 21 August 2017 people around the world were treated to an eclipse of the sun. Here are 13 amazing photos of the eclipse that took place yesterday;

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Create an Internet favorite or bookmark

 

Internet bookmarks and favorites are a great way to quickly navigate back to the websites you visit the most. To add a bookmark or favorite, select your preferred browser from the list below and follow the instructions.

All of the major Internet browsers support the Ctrl+D shortcut key combination if you need a quick way to bookmark a page.

To create a favorite (bookmark) in Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  • Navigate to the page you’d like to bookmark.
  • Right-click on a blank portion of the page and click Add to Favorites or press Ctrl+D.
  • Name the bookmark and select the folder in which you want it saved.
  • Click Add.

OR

  • Navigate to the page you want to add to your Favorites.
  • At the top, right-hand corner of the browser window, click the Star Icon.
  • Name the bookmark and select the folder in which you want it saved.
  • Click Add.

In the Google Chrome browser:

  • Navigate to the page you’d like to bookmark.
  •  Press Ctrl+D.
  • Name the bookmark and select the folder in which you want it saved.
  • Click Done.

OR

  • Navigate to the page you’d like to bookmark.
  • In the address bar, click Bookmark this page Chrome bookmark page icon on the right-hand side.
  • Name the bookmark and select the folder in which you want it saved.
  • Click Done.

In Mozilla Firefox Internet browser:

  • Navigate to the page you’d like to bookmark.
  • Press Ctrl+D.
  • Name the bookmark and select the folder in which you want it saved.
  • Click Done.

OR

  • Navigate to the page you’d like to bookmark.
  •  At the top, right-hand corner, after the search field, click Bookmark this page Firefox
  • Bookmark this page icon .
  • Name the bookmark and select the folder in which you want it saved.
  • Click Done.

The Safari Internet browser:

  • Navigate to the page you’d like to bookmark.
  • Press Command + D or click Bookmarks at the top of the browser window and select Add Bookmark… from the drop-down menu.
  • Name the bookmark and select the folder in which you want it saved.
  • Click Add.

These are just but tips to keep you informed

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Galaxy Note 8 Leaks Reveal ‘Shape Change’

The Galaxy Note 8 is a big deal. For Samsung it must both restore faith in the badly damaged Note brand and stand up to Apple’s biggest iPhone reinvention in years. New leaks suggest it might just be on the right track…

Backing up renders and commercial cases I received for the Galaxy Note 8 are a trio of new leaks, all of which show the same consistent design, features and ports. Let’s break them down.

Galaxy Note 8 render based on the latest leaks. Image credit: Concept CreatorConcept Creator

Galaxy Note 8 render based on the latest leaks. Image credit: Concept Creator

First up is historically reliable Vietnamese leaker Tung Ha, who has posted what he claims are official press renders of the Galaxy Note 8 on his popular Facebook page. The renders show familiar features:

  • A large new Infinity Display (6.3-inch is widely expected),
  • A shape change to the Galaxy S8’s 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Dual Cameras – the first premium Samsung device to have them
  • A rear fingerprint sensor moved further away from the camera lenses
  • The headphone jack remains

Of course the notion of a rear mounted fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy Note 8 would’ve been a deal breaker just a week ago. But following the iPhone 8’s big feature blow Samsung has been given a big helping hand here.

Galaxy Note 8 claimed press renderTung Ha

Galaxy Note 8 claimed press render

Next up is Chinese case maker SanFeng whose commercial cases for the Galaxy Note 8 leaked on Apple and Samsung treasure trove Weibo. The designs may be somewhat gaudy, but they again tie-in not only with Ha’s renders, but the commercial Galaxy Note 8 cases shown to me last week from popular case maker Olixar.

Yes, all the bullet points above from Ha’s images can again be ticked looking at the SanFeng cases, including the aspect ratio shape change, with the exception of the headphone jack as we don’t get to see the bottom angle of the phone.

SanFeng leaked render of its upcoming commercial Galaxy Note 8 casesSanFeng

SanFeng leaked render of its upcoming commercial Galaxy Note 8 cases

Lastly we go to Weibo again where physical Galaxy Note 8 cases again illustrate not only the space for the larger Infinity Display, but placement of the new dual rear camera, tweaked fingerprint sensor position, that new aspect ratio and port cutout for the headphone jack.

Galaxy Note 8 leaked commercial case showing headphone jack portWeibo

Galaxy Note 8 leaked commercial case showing headphone jack and stylus ports

Following multiple leaks from trusted sources last week I called it on Apple’s biggest 2017 secret saying: This is the iPhone 8Following not just today’s leaks, but also further discussions I’ve had off the record I’m also now confident put my cards on the table for Samsung’s flagship handset. Ladies and gentleman: This is the Galaxy Note 8.

Given their similar August (Samsung) and September (Apple) launch schedules, the stage is set for the mother of all smartphone battles. It is one which could become even more interesting if Google nails the intriguing yet still fairly secretive supersized Pixel 2

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Bill Gates invests in Africa

Bill Gates visited Tanzania in August to learn more about the country’s development priorities.

Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, visited Tanzania from August 8-10 to learn more about the country’s development priorities, including the use of data and technology to improve health systems and boost financial inclusion.

The foundation believes that the effective use of data is a fundamental building block in creating robust health systems.

Gates met with the foundation’s key partners in Tanzania, including government officials, health care workers and development executives, to understand how the country is increasing the use of data in its health sector.

A key focus of this visit was to see, first-hand, the progress Tanzania has made towards achieving the health sector’s data vision, including how innovative practices are delivering on this strategy.

During the visit, Gates launched a new partnership with the Government of Tanzania which will complement the Better Immunization Data Initiative by accelerating the use of existing data and developing strong data policy frameworks.

He also met with the public and private sector stakeholders to discuss opportunities to expand the reach of digital payments. About half of Tanzania’s population has adopted mobile money technology.

These meetings will help identify opportunities for expanding and deepening the use of digital payments in the country.

He also toured a fertilizer factory to understand local initiatives aimed at improving the supply and distribution of fertilizer to smallholder farmers.

Better access to quality fertilizer and other inputs will help farmers boost staple crop and livestock productivity.

This, in turn, will enable farmers to both feed their families and generate higher incomes. Boosting agricultural production can ensure that healthy, nutritious food is available to all.

The foundation is working with a number of partners in Tanzania and elsewhere, including GAIN, UNICEF and Johns Hopkins University, to tackle issues around undernutrition in the country.

The foundation works with partners in more than 45 African countries to reduce poverty and improve health. Some of the major areas of investment include agriculture, child health and nutrition, family planning and financial services for the poor.

Between 2001 and 2016, the foundation invested more than $9 billion in Africa. The foundation plans to invest an additional $5 billion by 2021.

Have a look below for a few highlights of the visit:

Images courtesy of Zuma Press/RealTime Images.

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