first_img| THE KD FREE AGENCY TRACKER: Go here for one-stop, Durant-rumor-mill shopping |Click here if you’re viewing this video on a mobile device.Golden State Warriors officials introduced Alen Smailagic, Jordan Poole and Eric Paschall, the team’s 2019 draft picks, during a news conference Monday at Rakuten Performance Center in Oakland. Bob Myers, the Warriors president of basketball operations and the team’s general manager, offered words of encouragement for the NBA rookies.“We’ll …last_img read more

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes Tags:#Bitmessage#email#security How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? While this represents the slimmest of majorities, there are reasons to believe technology like Bitmessage could find a home with consumers in the future. For one thing, interest in the open-source protocol is rocketing, according to Google Trends.This interest is not the same as arguing that most people have figured it out. As Karthik Iyer notes, while Bitmessage is “not suitable for n00b’s yet … it is becoming popular as more people from the tech world experiment.” Bitmessage downloads jumped 500% in June 2013 after Edward Snowden went public with the NSA’s monitoring of private email correspondence.Bitmessage: The Choice Of A Suspicious Generation?So what is Bitmessage? As noted, it’s an open-source communications protocol for keeping your email private. Unlike PGP and similar programs that hide just the content of messages, Bitmessage also hides metadata like the sender and receiver of messages. And unlike PGP, Bitmessage doesn’t require that users manage public or private keys to use the system; Bitmessage uses strong authentication so that the sender of a message cannot be spoofed.Bitmessage is also decentralized and trustless, which means that you don’t need to trust root certificate authorities or any third parties who, under legal duress from a government, might give up your data. Read the fine print on commercial encryption programs like Hushmail and you’ll notice that they, like Facebook and others, protect your privacy until a legal authority asks them not to.Developed by Jonathan Warren starting in November 2012 in response to suspicions that the U.S. government was tapping citizen emails, the system is modeled on Bitcoin. While its security measures are not foolproof, the system was designed for iteration and Warren is actively working on improvements to Bitmessage’s security.As it stands today, Bitmessage isn’t an overlay for your existing email system. It’s actually a secure replacement for whatever email tool you currently use, and also includes instant messaging. While I suspect most will stick with their preferred communications applications, if Bitmessage can be integrated into existing application GUIs, adoption might actually go mainstream.Mainstream Adoption Of Hacker TechnologiesOf course, this might be impossible. Bitmessage is a unified communications system by design. While this means that the only way for a government agency to intercept Bitmessages is by gaining access to your physical machine, it also means that it may not work as a bolt-on security addition to Gmail or Apple Mail.Still, for the paranoid or simply those who want to be able to talk to their grandmother without NSA involvement, Bitmessage may be a sign of secure times to come. It’s still a bit raw, but gaining interest, developers and traction. This is an open-source project worth watching.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts Matt Asay 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid In the wake of news that the NSA may be spying on citizen communications, many are asking how to secure email and other messaging protocols to keep prying eyes away. While some have traditionally turned to Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption or other encryption programs to secure their communications, none of these keep the NSA or others from keeping tabs on essential metadata like the identity of your email recipients. Bitmessage, a peer-to-peer communications protocol, may offer a better way.Not that you have anything to hide. In Search Of PrivacyThere are many reasons for wanting to maintain one’s privacy. Despite Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s suggestion that “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place,” even ordinary people with ordinary confidences don’t necessarily want the government looking over their shoulders as they type their emails. According to a recent Pew Research survey, 56% of Americans surveyed believe it’s okay for the government to track phone records to prevent terrorist attacks, but 52% say that snooping on emails is out of bounds.last_img read more

first_imgCheck out this amazing documentary for Bentley Motors shot entirely on an iPhone 5s.We live in crazy times. As equipment gets cheaper, more and more people are able to make impressive high quality videos without spending thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of dollars. In recent years we’ve seen a rise in DSLR and mirrorless camera popularity, offering 4K and RAW recording to the masses. Additionally, the explosion of mobile video technology has lead some to use their cell phone camera as a legitimate filmmaking and video production device.The following is perhaps the most impressive cellphone video we’ve ever seen. Created by Reza & Co. based out of Santa Monica, California, the video is a ‘documercial’ shot for the luxury car manufacturer Bentley…and was shot entirely on an iPhone 5s. If you haven’t seen the impressive video, here it is:How They Did ItReza & Co. used the BeastGrip mount to attach external lenses to the iPhone. The mount also allows for external mounting and features 58 individual components that can be taken apart to suit your needs. At $75 it’s a great deal for anyone looking to build an awesome iPhone rig.For stabilization they used a MoVI M5 three-axis gyro-stabilized handheld camera system with a combination of a Schneider iPro Lens and Neewer 0.3X Baby Death 37mm Fisheye lens. To get such an impressive image they used the $4.99 FiLMiC Pro to capture images at 50 mbps and 24fps. FiLMiC also made it possible to color grade and edit the footage.If you wanted to go out and get a similar set up for your own iPhone productions you will need to spend around $6,000.Know of any other awesome videos shot on an iPhone? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

first_imgIs it because you believe that the fact that you made a cold call to a prospect you are entitled to a call back?Do you expect a call back because you’re too lazy to call back yourself?Is it because you return every telemarketing call you receive at home or at work?Do you expect a call back because you believe your dream client has nothing better to do than return calls from salespeople?Do you expect a call back because you’ve been so proactive in nurturing the relationship that your dream client recognizes you as someone who can help them with their biggest challenges or opportunities?Is it because your message demonstrated that you have concrete, actionable ideas that will help propel your dream client’s business forward?Should you expect a call back because your message was so different than your competitor’s that it pulls you out of the box in some meaningful way?There isn’t any reason to expect your prospective clients to call you back when you leave a voicemail message while cold calling. It’s nice when they do. But it’s too rare occurrence for you to expect it.It’s Not About a Call BackA call back isn’t ever the main reason to leave a message. Each message you leave is an opportunity to make a deposit in the relationship (or a withdraw).I’ve never understood why salespeople hang up without leaving a message. The benefit of leaving messages is that you are demonstrating your interest in working with your dream client. It proves that you’re serious and determined enough to keep trying. Hanging up is like knocking on someone’s door and running. How does it benefit you that the first time they answer is the very first time they hear your name?Leave a professional, value-creating voice mail message. Don’t expect a call back. Follow your call with an email. And another phone call. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

first_imgBan on single-use plastic came into effect in all urban areas of Odisha on Wednesday on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Manufacture, sale, trade, import, storage, transportation and distribution of single-use plastics are prohibited as per a notification issued by Odisha Forest and Environment Department on September 30, an official said. The ban is imposed on polythene carry bags of any shape, thickness and size (excluding compostable), Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet/Pete) bottles of less than 200 ml capacity, he said. The vendors will not be allowed to use polythene sheets of less than 50-micron thickness for storing, transporting, dispensing or packaging of any article or commodity.last_img read more

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Mega Builders head coach Dong Dela Cruz said the fifth set all boiled down to whoever executed its plays better, rather than who has the better players.“When you get to the fifth set it won’t matter who are the better players,” said Dela Cruz. “The team who plays better will take the win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMadzlan Gampong and James Natividad provided ample support for Fauzi as they put up 17 points apiece while Kim Malabunga played fourth option as he finished with 10.Lorenzo Capate led the HD Spikers with 23 points. In the bronze medal series, Sta. Elena forced a third match against Philippine Air Force coming away with a five-set win, 27-25, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 16-14.Joven Camaganakan had 22 points to lead the Wrecking Balls while skipper Berlin Paglinawan added 19.Jeffrey Malabanan had a game-high 26 points to lead the Jet Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Mega Builders snatched a five-set win over Cignal, 18-25, 25-23, 26-24, 22-25, 15-13, to set up a do-or-die in the championship series of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference men’s division Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Volley Bolt tied the series at 1-1 with Ismail Fauzi firing a game-high 24 points in the victory.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Jimmy Alapag named new Alab Pilipinas head coach View commentslast_img read more

first_imgUtah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends against Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gobert had 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 128-112 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.Ricky Rubio added 22 points and 11 assists, and Joe Ingles chipped in 19 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Seven Utah players scored in double figures as the Jazz won their third straight at home.ADVERTISEMENT Jazz: Gobert tallied his 42nd double-double of the season and Rubio earned his sixth. . Utah outscored Atlanta 62-46 in the paint. The Jazz also finished with a 51-40 edge in rebounds and a 22-11 advantage in second-chance points.UP NEXTHawks: Visit the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.Jazz: Host the Houston Rockets on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Kyrie Irving gets cheers and a win at MSG as Celtics beat Knicks SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES Utah made it a one-possession game at 60-58 on back-to-back baskets by Mitchell and Crowder in the final minute before halftime.The Jazz outscored Atlanta 23-9 in the first eight minutes of the second half. Mitchell and Korver scored back-to-back baskets to cap off the lengthy run and give Utah an 81-69 lead. Gobert made the biggest impact during that stretch, scoring nine points, collecting four rebounds and blocking two shots.Utah maintained a double-digit lead through much of the fourth quarter. Atlanta closed within eight at 113-105 on a dunk by Collins. The Jazz answered with a 15-5 run, punctuated by back-to-back baskets from Mitchell and Ingles, that gave them a 128-110 lead with 1:35 left.TIP INSHawks: Young made five 3-pointers to overtake Salim Stoudamire for the Hawks’ rookie 3-point shooting record. Young has made 84 3-pointers this season. Stoudamire made 82 for Atlanta in the 2005-06 season. . Alex Len went 0 for 4 and finished with zero points and four rebounds in nine minutes. Len averaged 13.8 points and 6.8 rebounds over his previous four games.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Trae Young had 28 points and nine assists to lead the Hawks. John Collins scored 19 points, Dewayne Dedmon added 15 and Kevin Huerter finished with 14. Atlanta lost for the third time in four games.Utah made 10 of its first 14 shots to open the first quarter. Ingles had a pair of layups and a pair of 3-pointers to fuel the strong start and help the Jazz race to a 25-20 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAtlanta kept pace behind hot shooting of Young. He had four baskets in the first six minutes, the last of which sparked a 12-0 run that gave the Hawks a 32-25 lead.The Jazz rallied late in the first quarter and took a 40-39 lead early in the second on back-to-back layups by Ingles and Kyle Korver. Atlanta surged back in front with a 14-2 run. Huerter dished to Collins for a layup to spark the run and ended it with a jumper that gave the Hawks their largest lead at 53-42. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more