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Stephen Martinez 2020-10-08
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We wanted to love them, but with only ho-hum ANC performance, they fall short of being AirPods Pro killers.
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Eric Billiter 2018-10-29
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In science, there are results that are ho-hum and results that make everyone go ooooh.

(There are also a few ho-hum results that still make everyone go ooooh.)

In physics, that last category is dominated by single-molecule detection experiments.

Imagine being able to pick up and read a single DNA strand or figure out if someone has an infection from the presence of a single protein.

Some types of sperm get directional information from sensing single molecules.

That in turn suggests that the object also has to be quite tiny.

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Rex Canale 2016-11-23

The videogame table is set this holiday with souped-up hardware and blockbuster titles.

Global retail sales of game hardware, software and accessories—physical products that can be wrapped and given as gifts—are expected to decline 2.2% to $13.1 billion in the holiday quarter from a year ago, according to SuperData Research Inc.

Including such goods, sales are expected to rise 6.3% to $35.91 billion, according to SuperData, mostly because of digital products.

That is still slower growth than 10% in 2015 and 15% in 2014.

There are several reasons for the ho-hum outlook during the final three months of the year, which analysts estimate account for between 40% and 50% of console-gaming annual revenue.

The latest console cycle, which typically runs five to seven years, started in 2013.

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Michael Marcano 2017-04-13
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Pompliano claims that Snap manipulated growth figures ahead of its IPO in order to drum up interest from investors, and that the company used inaccurate metrics to calculate the number of daily active users (DAUs).

According to Pompliano, Snap overstated its DAUs by 3-5 million and also lied about its monthly growth, which was increasing at a rate of less than 5% per quarter and not the double-digit figure Snap claimed.

He additionally alleges that executives at the company tried to make to make him divulge confidential information about Facebook, where Pompliano had previously served as a product manager.

The court documents reveal that Pompliano's previous attorneys withdrew from the case after discovering he had been hired and them promptly fired from a new job shortly after his contract with Snap was terminated, which they claim disproves his allegations that Snap "maligned him to the point of making him unemployable."

His lawyers filed a ho-hum opposition to a motion – something that thousands of lawyers do in thousands of courthouses each day – but still felt compelled to trumpet that unremarkable feat of civil procedure in a press release that practically hyperventilates.

His lawyers filed a ho-hum opposition to a motion-something that 3 thousands of lawyers do in thousands of courthouses each da y ut still felt compelled to trumpet 4 that umemarkable feat of civil procedure in a press release that practically hyperventilates.

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Dwayne Alcorn 2020-07-25
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"After a deadly virus," people only have a "video interface for communication." Hmm.
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Edgar Williams 2017-09-27
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Learn how to master proven strategies, avoid costly mistakes and grow your business.

In this edited excerpt, contributing author and founder of Backlinko.com Brian Dean offers five different strategies for creating content that's a "must read" instead of a "ho hum."

Content that accomplishes that lofty goal tends to have these four traits:

It’s highly targeted to a very specific audience.

“6 Evernote Hacks to Increase Productivity” will do better than “6 Ways to Be More Productive.”

It has a visual component, containing images, screenshots, infographics, diagrams, or videos.

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Kenneth Mulcahy 2018-03-01
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We didn't see a new flagship Android smart phone from LG at Mobile World Congress 2018 this week (though we have a few guesses as to why not).

Instead, LG showed off a rather incremental upgrade over the existing V30 from last year.

According to Evan Blass at VentureBeat, the Korean manufacturer held a private, closed door meeting at MWC to show off new hardware and features.

Sure enough, images from that meeting appeared to leak online through the Israeli news outlet Ynet.

After initially speculating that the leaked images showed a scrapped prototype, Blass consulted with sources and noted the "icy reaction" the reporter received from LG as the images went viral.

His conclusion: we're looking at the real LG G7, codenamed "Neo."

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Larry Johnson 2017-09-29
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Ready to launch your business, but lack the budget for an ad campaign?

PR is a low-cost, high-impact way to build name recognition and early sales.

The fact that your business is opening at a particular location, for example, isn't especially interesting.

Go beyond the ho-hum and tell a story that engages the media and your audience.

No matter what story angle you pursue or whom you're trying to reach, there's a media outlet that can help you achieve your goal.

For help building your list, visit the free searchable media database at Gebbie Press.

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Filiberto Lahey 2017-09-27
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Sometimes, the event is an open house for a new branch or office opening.

Related: 6 Steps to Planning a Free Startup Event and Making a Splash

Too often, there are missed opportunities for turning the special gathering into a smart garnering of new or expanded business.

Here are nine ways to turn a ho-hum event into a memorable one with a return on investment (ROI).

Create a committee of customers to help you plan the customer event.

Getting their input and feedback can help your event be more collaborative and wired for winning.

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Michael Rase 2017-08-01
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Multiplayer is key to the Divinity: Original Sin experience.

Maybe not essential, since I did play through the game once on my own.

But the chaos of trying to navigate a world alongside a friend—putting barrels in their inventory to slow them down, handing off spells and other essential items, coordinating attacks—elevated a rather ho-hum story into something special.

And now you can do it from your couch.

(Or whatever you sit on.)

Today Larian confirmed that split-screen co-op will come to upcoming sequel Divinity: Original Sin II.

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Gary Wynn 2018-06-02
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We first looked at upcoming Chinese phone brands in 2015, covering the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo and OnePlus.

U.S. Cardiologist Says Carbs Are Not The Problem (This Is)

Founded in Hong Kong back in 2013, Blackview differs from most other manufacturers on the list thanks to its focus on rugged devices.

Blackview recently launched a $60 Android Go handset too, called the A20.

It has a few downsides though, such as the ho-hum horsepower (MT6750T and 4GB of RAM) and lack of a headphone jack.

In any event, Doogee made tech headlines this year with its impressive solution to the display notch.

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George Comer 2017-03-08
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After a decade of fielding ho-hum FX-series processors, AMD’s finally released its highly disruptive Ryzen chips, throwing down the gauntlet and challenging Intel’s supremacy in high-end computing.

AMD’s new Ryzen chips include several CPUs (and CPU families) of various levels of potency.

Here’s everything you need to know about AMD’s Ryzen.

The initial Ryzen 7 lineup consists of the $500 Ryzen 7 1800X, the $400 Ryzen 7 1700X, and the $330 Ryzen 7 1700.

At Ryzen’s launch XFR only adds a paltry 100MHz overclock, however.

Neural Net Prediction examines your usage and “primes your processor to tackle your app workload more efficiently.”

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Steven Cusick 2017-09-25
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With the flood of iPhone publicity this last month -- this last decade, actually -- you might think personal computers have become ho-hum.

The leader of HP's PC division thinks his industry has snatched the initiative for technological improvements back from phones.

And he shows off one example of how PCs are changing: HP's Omen X gaming PC that fits into a backpack harness so you're not tethered to a desk for virtual-reality gaming.

For many, upgrading a PC is a choice of pragmatism, not passion.

But PCs aren't going away.

"PCs have become a replacement market, but, just like in automotive, that can be a pretty nice business," said Endpoint Technologies analyst Roger Kay.

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Robert Massaro 2017-09-27
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Image credit: eltpics | Flickr

In recent months, the focus on content has become bigger and bolder than ever.

As we move forward into 2015, that trend is not only going to hold true but become even more pronounced.

In the past, companies have been told that they need a content marketing strategy in order to remain competitive.

With the majority of companies now having a content marketing strategy in place, it is important to focus on what you can do in order to set your content marketing strategy apart from the competition.

So, what is the secret ingredient of content marketing that can take your content marketing strategy from ho-hum to extraordinary?

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Gary Tokarski 2017-02-28

Reader, I will admit that I was skeptical when I first started watching this video.

I assumed a local news station was just using a gimmicky new technique to jazz up a ho-hum story.

Boise, Idaho’s KTVB spoke with a local resident who has been plagued by a Canadian goose that for some inexplicable reason is in love with her car.

For the first minute of the clip, I was sure my suspicions had been confirmed.

“Why am I spinning a 360 view of a driveway and some cameramen,” I thought.

“Oh great, that’s a good angle of the gas tank, glad I’m using this groundbreaking technology,” I smugly said to myself.

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William Hill 2017-03-01

Reader, I will admit that I was sceptical when I first started watching this video.

I assumed a local news station was just using a gimmicky new technique to jazz up a ho-hum story.

Boise Idaho s KTVB spoke with a local resident in Boise, Idaho who has been plagued by a Canadian goose that for some inexplicable reason is in love with her car.

For the first minute of the clip, I was sure my suspicions had been confirmed.

Why am I spinning a 360 view of a driveway and some cameramen, I thought.

Oh great, that s a good angle of the petrol tank, glad I m using this groundbreaking technology, I smugly said to myself.

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Stephen Martinez 2020-10-08
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We wanted to love them, but with only ho-hum ANC performance, they fall short of being AirPods Pro killers.
Rex Canale 2016-11-23

The videogame table is set this holiday with souped-up hardware and blockbuster titles.

Global retail sales of game hardware, software and accessories—physical products that can be wrapped and given as gifts—are expected to decline 2.2% to $13.1 billion in the holiday quarter from a year ago, according to SuperData Research Inc.

Including such goods, sales are expected to rise 6.3% to $35.91 billion, according to SuperData, mostly because of digital products.

That is still slower growth than 10% in 2015 and 15% in 2014.

There are several reasons for the ho-hum outlook during the final three months of the year, which analysts estimate account for between 40% and 50% of console-gaming annual revenue.

The latest console cycle, which typically runs five to seven years, started in 2013.

Dwayne Alcorn 2020-07-25
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"After a deadly virus," people only have a "video interface for communication." Hmm.
Kenneth Mulcahy 2018-03-01
img

We didn't see a new flagship Android smart phone from LG at Mobile World Congress 2018 this week (though we have a few guesses as to why not).

Instead, LG showed off a rather incremental upgrade over the existing V30 from last year.

According to Evan Blass at VentureBeat, the Korean manufacturer held a private, closed door meeting at MWC to show off new hardware and features.

Sure enough, images from that meeting appeared to leak online through the Israeli news outlet Ynet.

After initially speculating that the leaked images showed a scrapped prototype, Blass consulted with sources and noted the "icy reaction" the reporter received from LG as the images went viral.

His conclusion: we're looking at the real LG G7, codenamed "Neo."

Filiberto Lahey 2017-09-27
img

Sometimes, the event is an open house for a new branch or office opening.

Related: 6 Steps to Planning a Free Startup Event and Making a Splash

Too often, there are missed opportunities for turning the special gathering into a smart garnering of new or expanded business.

Here are nine ways to turn a ho-hum event into a memorable one with a return on investment (ROI).

Create a committee of customers to help you plan the customer event.

Getting their input and feedback can help your event be more collaborative and wired for winning.

Gary Wynn 2018-06-02
img

We first looked at upcoming Chinese phone brands in 2015, covering the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo and OnePlus.

U.S. Cardiologist Says Carbs Are Not The Problem (This Is)

Founded in Hong Kong back in 2013, Blackview differs from most other manufacturers on the list thanks to its focus on rugged devices.

Blackview recently launched a $60 Android Go handset too, called the A20.

It has a few downsides though, such as the ho-hum horsepower (MT6750T and 4GB of RAM) and lack of a headphone jack.

In any event, Doogee made tech headlines this year with its impressive solution to the display notch.

Steven Cusick 2017-09-25
img

With the flood of iPhone publicity this last month -- this last decade, actually -- you might think personal computers have become ho-hum.

The leader of HP's PC division thinks his industry has snatched the initiative for technological improvements back from phones.

And he shows off one example of how PCs are changing: HP's Omen X gaming PC that fits into a backpack harness so you're not tethered to a desk for virtual-reality gaming.

For many, upgrading a PC is a choice of pragmatism, not passion.

But PCs aren't going away.

"PCs have become a replacement market, but, just like in automotive, that can be a pretty nice business," said Endpoint Technologies analyst Roger Kay.

Gary Tokarski 2017-02-28

Reader, I will admit that I was skeptical when I first started watching this video.

I assumed a local news station was just using a gimmicky new technique to jazz up a ho-hum story.

Boise, Idaho’s KTVB spoke with a local resident who has been plagued by a Canadian goose that for some inexplicable reason is in love with her car.

For the first minute of the clip, I was sure my suspicions had been confirmed.

“Why am I spinning a 360 view of a driveway and some cameramen,” I thought.

“Oh great, that’s a good angle of the gas tank, glad I’m using this groundbreaking technology,” I smugly said to myself.

Eric Billiter 2018-10-29
img

In science, there are results that are ho-hum and results that make everyone go ooooh.

(There are also a few ho-hum results that still make everyone go ooooh.)

In physics, that last category is dominated by single-molecule detection experiments.

Imagine being able to pick up and read a single DNA strand or figure out if someone has an infection from the presence of a single protein.

Some types of sperm get directional information from sensing single molecules.

That in turn suggests that the object also has to be quite tiny.

Michael Marcano 2017-04-13
img

Pompliano claims that Snap manipulated growth figures ahead of its IPO in order to drum up interest from investors, and that the company used inaccurate metrics to calculate the number of daily active users (DAUs).

According to Pompliano, Snap overstated its DAUs by 3-5 million and also lied about its monthly growth, which was increasing at a rate of less than 5% per quarter and not the double-digit figure Snap claimed.

He additionally alleges that executives at the company tried to make to make him divulge confidential information about Facebook, where Pompliano had previously served as a product manager.

The court documents reveal that Pompliano's previous attorneys withdrew from the case after discovering he had been hired and them promptly fired from a new job shortly after his contract with Snap was terminated, which they claim disproves his allegations that Snap "maligned him to the point of making him unemployable."

His lawyers filed a ho-hum opposition to a motion – something that thousands of lawyers do in thousands of courthouses each day – but still felt compelled to trumpet that unremarkable feat of civil procedure in a press release that practically hyperventilates.

His lawyers filed a ho-hum opposition to a motion-something that 3 thousands of lawyers do in thousands of courthouses each da y ut still felt compelled to trumpet 4 that umemarkable feat of civil procedure in a press release that practically hyperventilates.

Edgar Williams 2017-09-27
img

Learn how to master proven strategies, avoid costly mistakes and grow your business.

In this edited excerpt, contributing author and founder of Backlinko.com Brian Dean offers five different strategies for creating content that's a "must read" instead of a "ho hum."

Content that accomplishes that lofty goal tends to have these four traits:

It’s highly targeted to a very specific audience.

“6 Evernote Hacks to Increase Productivity” will do better than “6 Ways to Be More Productive.”

It has a visual component, containing images, screenshots, infographics, diagrams, or videos.

Larry Johnson 2017-09-29
img

Ready to launch your business, but lack the budget for an ad campaign?

PR is a low-cost, high-impact way to build name recognition and early sales.

The fact that your business is opening at a particular location, for example, isn't especially interesting.

Go beyond the ho-hum and tell a story that engages the media and your audience.

No matter what story angle you pursue or whom you're trying to reach, there's a media outlet that can help you achieve your goal.

For help building your list, visit the free searchable media database at Gebbie Press.

Michael Rase 2017-08-01
img

Multiplayer is key to the Divinity: Original Sin experience.

Maybe not essential, since I did play through the game once on my own.

But the chaos of trying to navigate a world alongside a friend—putting barrels in their inventory to slow them down, handing off spells and other essential items, coordinating attacks—elevated a rather ho-hum story into something special.

And now you can do it from your couch.

(Or whatever you sit on.)

Today Larian confirmed that split-screen co-op will come to upcoming sequel Divinity: Original Sin II.

George Comer 2017-03-08
img

After a decade of fielding ho-hum FX-series processors, AMD’s finally released its highly disruptive Ryzen chips, throwing down the gauntlet and challenging Intel’s supremacy in high-end computing.

AMD’s new Ryzen chips include several CPUs (and CPU families) of various levels of potency.

Here’s everything you need to know about AMD’s Ryzen.

The initial Ryzen 7 lineup consists of the $500 Ryzen 7 1800X, the $400 Ryzen 7 1700X, and the $330 Ryzen 7 1700.

At Ryzen’s launch XFR only adds a paltry 100MHz overclock, however.

Neural Net Prediction examines your usage and “primes your processor to tackle your app workload more efficiently.”

Robert Massaro 2017-09-27
img

Image credit: eltpics | Flickr

In recent months, the focus on content has become bigger and bolder than ever.

As we move forward into 2015, that trend is not only going to hold true but become even more pronounced.

In the past, companies have been told that they need a content marketing strategy in order to remain competitive.

With the majority of companies now having a content marketing strategy in place, it is important to focus on what you can do in order to set your content marketing strategy apart from the competition.

So, what is the secret ingredient of content marketing that can take your content marketing strategy from ho-hum to extraordinary?

William Hill 2017-03-01

Reader, I will admit that I was sceptical when I first started watching this video.

I assumed a local news station was just using a gimmicky new technique to jazz up a ho-hum story.

Boise Idaho s KTVB spoke with a local resident in Boise, Idaho who has been plagued by a Canadian goose that for some inexplicable reason is in love with her car.

For the first minute of the clip, I was sure my suspicions had been confirmed.

Why am I spinning a 360 view of a driveway and some cameramen, I thought.

Oh great, that s a good angle of the petrol tank, glad I m using this groundbreaking technology, I smugly said to myself.