Gamers will speedrun for charity at Games Done Quick’s massive event

Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual charity event in which the internet’s prodigious speedrunning community plays a number of games and invites viewers to donate money. While this might not sound like the most watchable spectacle in the world, they’ve managed to raise millions in the name of medical charities. The 2018 event begins this Sunday.Speedrunning, in case you aren’t aware, is a form of gaming where the player tries to complete a game in as lickety-split a manner

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This new year, learn to tackle projects the Lean Six Sigma way

Optimistically, major projects are an opportunity for a company or business to take a huge step forward. Realistically, those same projects carry the potential to send that same organization into a tailspin if they’re mishandled. With so much company capital at stake, be it finances, personnel or even just time, it’s a significant responsibility for the person heading up that initiative.The know-how to manage those projects effectively requires training, which is available in this Lean Six Sigma Project Manager learning

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Multiple Bitcoin debit card providers suspend service under orders of Visa

The Bitcoin community is reeling after several pre-paid crypto debit card providers abruptly suspended service. The companies affected include Bitwala, Cryptopay, Wirex, and TenX.These services allow individuals to spend cryptocurrencies — predominantly Bitcoin — in traditional brick-and-mortar establishments through a debit card issued by one of the major providers, Visa and MasterCard.Following an announcement from our card issuer on behalf of Visa Europe, Bitwala cards are taken out of operation starting today. Our team is holding an emergency meeting to

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Is 2018 the year wires and cords become obsolete?

Technological innovation tends to unfold exponentially and ruthlessly; whenever a new technology takes over, an old one falls out of popular usage and becomes obsolete.For example, once email became adopted by the vast majority of the working world, snail mail became a nostalgic relic of the past (for most individual communications). By the time Blu-ray discs gave us a platform for high-definition video, VHS tapes were long dead. It’s hard to predict what technology will next go obsolete, since many

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YouTube’s problematic Content ID says white noise is copyrighted

A YouTube content creator recently found his video the subject of multiple content claims, meaning several people are trying to claim ownership of white noise.Sebastian Tomczak a.k.a “littlescale”, a music technologist based in Australia, told TorrentFreak he received several complaints on his video, which he created via a noise generator.My ten hour white noise video now has five copyright claims! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/dX9PCM1qGx— Sebastian Tomczak (@littlescale) January 4, 2018The original video is a ten hour-long video of white noise; not too

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Create websites and apps that jump off the screen with this JavaScript essentials training — only $29

22-year-olds are just getting started in life. But a 22-year-old programming language? For most, that’s forced-obsolescence, collecting-social-security, twilight-years territory. Not so for JavaScript. With two decades under its belt, JS is still remarkably vital, continuing to serve as the backbone code for an overwhelming volume of web and app development projects.With that kind of ongoing reach, JavaScript is an essential programming skill — one you can master efficiently with the courses in the Essential JavaScript Coding bundle. You can start

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8 reasons to replace your VPN client with OpenVPN

Sign up for a new VPN and it makes sense to use your provider’s clients. They should work right away, with no setup hassles, and you’ll get easy access to any bonus features the service offers: encrypted DNS, ad blocking, split tunnelling, whatever they might be.But what if your VPN doesn’t have any bonus features, or its clients are so feeble and underpowered that they can’t deliver the power you need?OpenVPN could be the answer. It’s an ultra-configurable open source

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Gaming on the go: the top 10 mobile games to play on your next trip

There has long been a precedence for passing long hours on the road with a mobile handheld device. For those of us born two decades or more ago, the go-to gadget was the Game Boy. For the modern generation, though, mobile gaming via smartphone has taken the mantle from Nintendo’s handheld and has brought a bevy of great games along with it.What that boils down to, more or less, is that if you aren’t the driver, you’re a passenger with

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Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Which One Should You Buy?

Both the Amazon Echo and Google Home have earned their place at the top of the smarthome hierachy, but which one should you buy?Amazon blew the industry wide open with its release of the Echo back in 2014, and has since become the company’s most popular hardware product. However, Google has since gotten in on the fun with the Google Home, a direct Echo competitor that aims to reign supreme. Here are some differences and similarities between these two home

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What Is Microsoft Azure, Anyway?

If you’ve followed Microsoft news, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure. This cloud computing service is a big part of Microsoft’s business, and it competes with similar services from Amazon and Google.Azure was in the news lately thanks to the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws, which have even bigger consequences for cloud computing services like Azure than they do for normal PCs. (Thankfully, Microsoft has already rolled out a Meltdown fix for

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