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Meghan Markle’s dad wants to reconnect with daughter, blasts her new royal life

Meghan Markle's father Thomas still wants to remain in his daughter's life despite being unable to attend her wedding to Prince Harry last May. Thomas, 73, was set to attend the royal wedding last May but bowed out to recover from heart surgery. Days before the wedding, he was caught up in the controversy of staging paparazzi pictures to improve his image. Meghan's mother Doria Ragland would be her only family at the ceremony. In a July 15 interview with The Sun on Sunday, he said he has been "shunned" by the royal family due to earning from the pictures, where he appeared to be preparing for the wedding day. One picture shows him on a computer looking at his daughter's prenuptial...Keep on reading: Meghan Markle’s dad wants to reconnect with daughter, blasts her new royal life.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 17th, 2018Related News

Fake news: algorithms in the dock

PARIS--At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information regardless of the consequences. - What are algorithms? - They are the invisible but essential computer programmes and formulas that increasingly run modern life, designed to repeatedly solve recurrent problems or to make decisions on their own. Their ability to filter and seek out links in gigantic databases means it would be impossible to run global markets without them, but they can also be refined down to produce personalised quotes on everything from mortgages to plane tickets. They also r...Keep on reading: Fake news: algorithms in the dock.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News

Global PC market grows for 1st time in 6 years – survey

WASHINGTON, USA – The global personal computer market grew for the first time in six years in the second quarter of 2018, driven by upgrades in the business segment, a market tracker said Thursday, July 12. The research firm Gartner reported that worldwide PC shipments rose 1.4% in the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

The law in keeping with the times

Some years back, shopping meant physically going to the store. Reading a pocketbook entailed a hard copy. And sending mail indispensably made the mailman part of the process. But now, all that and a host of many other things can be done online. Yes, online. A term that refers to the computer, a computer network […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 8th, 2018Related News

Women at work/Men at Kapihan Club

A woman’s work is never done: at home she cooks, feeds husband and children, and fidgets over the household budget; at work, her mind strays to home and kids, then she turns to her computer or sewing machine, or gives lectures to company personnel on how to start a business......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2018Related News

Ombudsman orders dismissal of Sulu college prexy, 4 others

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 June) – The Office of the Ombudsman ordered the dismissal of Sulu State College (SSC) president Abdurasa Sariol Arasid and four other officials who are members of the school’s Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) for multiple irregularities in the procurement in 2011 of equipment for the physics, computer engineering, and […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 28th, 2018Related News

EU donates new equipment to boost BI’s border security mission

      The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has received from the European Union(EU) brand-new equipment and gadgets to boost its border patrol mission and prevent the entry of undesirable aliens.   Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the donated equipment were turned over to the BI during the flag raising ceremony at Malacaang on Monday.   Morente said the more than 30 electronic devices and computer equipment will be used by the BI's Interpol unit to "enhance border security and bolster the ability to prevent the entry of undesirable aliens."   Lawyer Rommel Tacorda, BI-Interpol Chief, said the donation is part of the EU-ASEAN M...Keep on reading: EU donates new equipment to boost BI’s border security mission.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 26th, 2018Related News

PDEA beefs up tech, mobility against illegal drugs

QUEZON CITY, June 22 (PIA) -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday distributed Php189,086,902.00 worth of equipage, vehicle, computer and forensic equipment to its units to enhanc.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2018Related News

Casio cofounder who made G-Shock a hit dies at 89

Kazuo Kashio (R). AFP FILE PHOTO TOKYO -- Kazuo Kashio, chairman and one of the founders of Casio Computer Co., has died of aspiration pneumonia. He was 89. Born in Tokyo, he was the third of four.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2018Related News

ICT ON TEACHERS

By: Jovie L. Guillergan Teacher III Bo. Obrero Elementary School IT HAS been a big advantage to the teachers who are literate in computer to do their job well. Now a days, teachers are required with a lot of computer – related works such as reports in different ancillary services, school forms, daily lesson logs, e […] The post ICT ON TEACHERS appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2018Related News

New North Korean malware Typeframe discovered by U.S.

MANILA, Philippines – The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), have identified a new malware called "Typeframe" being used by North Korea in their cyber campaigns. The report was published on the website of DHS' United States Computer ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2018Related News

DeAndre Ayton should have immediate impact in the NBA

By Chris Dortch, NBA.com As the only coach who had to game plan for Arizona’s Deandre Ayton three times in the freshman sensation’s only year of college basketball, Colorado’s Tad Boyle is qualified to let the NBA know what’s coming. “He’s a monster,” Boyle said of the 7'1", 260-pounder with the 7'5" reach. “I played [at Kansas] in the ’80s, and he’s the best player since Hakeem Olajuwon. He’s that kind of talent. He’s not as good a low-block player as Hakeem, but the similarity is that, if he catches it eight feet from the basket, he’s gonna score. There’s nothing you can do about it. “He doesn’t have Hakeem’s shimmy moves, but facing the basket, he’s certainly better than Hakeem was at the same stage of his career. This kid’s got good footwork, agility, the ability to run the floor, explosiveness, intelligence and skill. He’s special.” When Boyle shook Ayton’s hand after the third time his Buffaloes played the Wildcats, in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament, he told the big man he was happy to see him move on to the NBA, where the Phoenix Suns, having won the lottery, will most likely make him the No. 1 pick in the Draft. Lest the Suns decide they might get better value dealing the pick, well, Boyle can’t imagine that happening. “This kid’s just scary,” Boyle said. “You see him on tape and how he finishes dunks. It’s like he’s playing with a Nerf ball in the basement. Then you see him in person. If you were going to build the perfect basketball player on a computer screen, you’d want someone who’s seven-feet and cut, who can run and jump and make perimeter shots. You’d build Deandre Ayton.” Colorado managed to win one game of the three it played against Arizona. That was the first one, where Ayton scored 26 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked two shots. The Buffs lost the next two, but they whittled down Ayton’s contributions each time. By the third game, Ayton contributed just 10 points, six boards and three blocks. Boyle’s plan was to front Ayton and try to prevent him from catching the ball anywhere close to the basket. A second defender was always nearby to help and try to turn Ayton into a passer, a skill Boyle thinks Ayton hasn’t mastered — yet. “I played with Danny Manning,” Boyle said. “Danny was such a good passer. If you brought [a second defender] at him, he’d find somebody on the floor or skip it. Deandre isn’t at that level yet, but I think he’ll figure it out.” With Ayton, Colorado decided to pick its poison. The consensus first-team All-American, Pac-12 Player of the Year and Karl Malone Award winner shot a solid 34 percent from three-point range, albeit in limited attempts, and, per Hoop-Math.com, he also made 43 percent of his face-up two-pointers during the season, solid considering those made up 44 percent of his total attempts. “We decided if he wanted to pick and pop and beat us with 15-foot jump shots, go right ahead,” Boyle said. “We had to keep him away from the 10- to 15-toot foot area, where if he catches it, he just overpowers you or goes around you. It’s not like he’s not capable of making that 15- to 17-foot jump shot. That’s just what you have to live with.” Colorado’s strategy of containing Ayton led to one of the biggest upsets in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Arizona drew Buffalo in the first round. Bulls coach Nate Oats replaced Bobby Hurley when the latter moved on to Arizona State and spoke to his old boss as soon as the NCAA bracket was announced. Ayton was a primary topic of the conversation. “Bobby didn’t think you could front him,” Oats said. “But I said we’re going to front him. Colorado was the only team in the Pac-12 that I saw that actually fronted him. Everybody else played zone, which I could understand because they had another seven-footer in the lineup [Dusan Ristic]. But Ayton’s got great basketball feel. You can’t keep a body on him in the zone. You can’t pressure the ball in the zone. “We sat Ristic’s man right behind Ayton. Offensively, we didn’t think their spacing was that great. They had two pros, both seven feet, and you’ve gotta play them. But that also limits how you space the floor.” Buffalo’s plan worked. Ayton still managed to deliver 14 points and 13 boards, but Arizona shot 11 percent (2-of-18) from three. The Wildcats couldn’t take advantage when the Bulls sprang the double team on Ayton, who passed for just one assist. “Limiting his touches and keeping it congested around him,” Oats said. “Daring them to skip the ball to a shooter on the back side. That was our plan.” At least Boyle and Oats had some time to prepare for Ayton. When SMU played the Wildcats in the Battle 4 Atlantis last November, coach Tim Jankovich and his staff had just a few hours to get ready. “Our preparation was by the seat of our pants,” Jankovich said. “We went to bed late that night. But we figured out we were going to front him and trap. We double teamed him, but a different way than we’d been doing.” Jankovich wouldn’t elaborate. “It’s kind of a trade secret,” he said, laughing. SMU’s double team worked. The Mustangs won. Ayton still piled up 17 points and 15 rebounds, but he took only 11 shots and six free throws. And the Wildcats shot 25 percent (5-of-20) from three. Boyle, Oats and Jankovich all figured out a way to deal with Ayton, but their message to his future opponents in the NBA was essentially the same. Good luck. “I think he’s going to be a better pro than he was a college player, and he was a great college player,” Oats said. “Sean [Miller] is an unbelievable coach and did a great job with the kid. But in the NBA, the spacing’s better. You can’t double that easily.” “I can’t fathom him not being impactful, and right away, too,” Jankovich said. “He’s one of those rare players that you can’t help but keep your eye on during the game, because he’s so different than most. Your eye always goes to him. That’s all great players. You don’t mean to focus on him, but when you can’t help but do it, you’re always worried, every possession.” Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. You can email him here, follow him on Twitter and listen to the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Hour. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 5th, 2018Related News

AI found better at finding skin cancer than doctors

PARIS -- A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday. The post AI found better at finding skin cancer than doctors appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 30th, 2018Related News

The MOOC phenomenon

Massive open online courses (MOOCS) have exploded in popularity this decade, and it shouldn’t really come as a surprise. They’re mostly free to take by anyone with an Internet connection, a computer or any other electronic device, and, of course, an interest in learning something new. In 2017, two of the biggest MOOC platforms in […] The post The MOOC phenomenon appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 30th, 2018Related News

AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors – study

A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against a machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said on Tuesday.   A team from Germany, the United States, and France taught an artificial intelligence (AI) system to distinguish dangerous skin lesions from benign ones, showing it more than 100,000 images.   The machine -- a deep learning convolutional neural network or CNN -- was then tested against 58 dermatologists from 17 countries, shown photos of malignant melanomas and benign moles.   Just over half the dermatologists were at "expert" level with more than five years of ex...Keep on reading: AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors – study.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 29th, 2018Related News

AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors–study

  PARIS--A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday. A team from Germany, the United States and France taught an artificial intelligence system to distinguish dangerous skin lesions from benign ones, showing it more than 100,000 images. The machine -- a deep learning convolutional neural network or CNN -- was then tested against 58 dermatologists from 17 countries, shown photos of malignant melanomas and benign moles. Just over half the dermatologists were at "expert" level with more than five years of experience, 19 percent...Keep on reading: AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors–study.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 29th, 2018Related News

Bilibid ‘miracle’: Graduation

Marching proudly in their flowing black toga, the 37 graduates were escorted on Thursday by tearful mothers, wives and siblings, in a scene that would have been typical of commencement exercises were it not for the unlikely setting: the country's national penitentiary. Home to the University of Perpetual Help Bilibid Extension School, the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) radiated a festive air as 18 student-inmates collected their bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship, while 19 others received recognition for finishing a two-year computer hardware servicing course. "For the past four years, this university had been my home," said student-inmate Arnulfo Monreal, who received a bronze me...Keep on reading: Bilibid ‘miracle’: Graduation.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 26th, 2018Related News

Acer to unveil new Chromebooks, next step in Google’s business pitch

SAN FRANCISCO — Acer, Inc. will unveil its first line of high-end laptops running Google’s Chrome OS on Wednesday, an executive told Reuters, as the computer maker looks to help Google in its effort to win over business users after taking the US education market by storm. Chromebooks, as the devices are called, are known […] The post Acer to unveil new Chromebooks, next step in Google’s business pitch appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

Intel finds another chip exploit, says fix in place

INTEL CORP., the biggest maker of computer processors, said it found another way to attack computers related to the chip security flaws announced earlier this year. The means to protect against the vulnerability is already in place and there is no evidence of it having been used to hack computers, Intel said in a statement […] The post Intel finds another chip exploit, says fix in place appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

The future of recruitment is here

By Gilbert Camasura, AFPM president and CEO, Asia Select Inc. Imagine waking up one day when everything in the world is automated. Individuals go about their business without ever having to speak to another person, and all of life’s needs are just one’s fingertips in your computer or mobile application. The reality around the world […] The post The future of recruitment is here appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2018Related News