Month: August 2020

Victor Reyes loses hit streak, but makes 2 web gems: ’That’s why we keep him in the lineup’

DETROIT — When Tigers outfielder Victor Reyes steps on the field, he has a one-play mentality.

The 25-year-old makes sure that when one side of his game is off, the other is very much on. On Saturday, in the second game of the Tigers’ doubleheader against the Twins, Reyes was 0 for 4 in his at-bats with three strikeouts.

While he struggled offensively, Reyes made two major defensive plays to help deliver a 4-2 win over the Twins.

“Yeah, he’s a player,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. “That’s why we try to keep him in the lineup every day. Because if he’s not hitting, he’s making great plays out there defensively. He doesn’t want to ever let one affect the other.”

In the top of the fourth, with a home run and two outs already on the board, Twins first baseman Miguel Sano rocketed the ball to center field off

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Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Schmidt Ocean

The July/August edition of Marine Technology Reporter, the 15th Annual “MTR100”, recognizes Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Schmidt Ocean Institute’s (SOI) first executive director, as an ‘Ocean Influencer.’ 

Virmani defines what it means to be passionate and motivated in the field of marine science and exploration. Her humble start began in her hometown of Manchester, England, inspired by the nearby Lovell Telescope — which was then the world’s largest steerable dish radio telescope. Today, her interests and studies, spanning atmosphere to ocean, have guided her drive to lead and foster scientific advancement in the marine and subsea industry, all while facing adversity including redefining the role of women in science. Growing up in a nation under the rule and guidance of Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher and surrounded by a supportive family, Virmani never questioned the possibility of noteworthy and pioneering women. Believing it is important for children to grow up

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Oshkosh Public Library computer and pickup service appointments can now be made online

OSHKOSH – The Oshkosh Public Library has added an online option to make an appointment for curbside pickup and computer use.


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The scheduling tool, which may be accessed at, offers eight service options: general computer use, computer use for older adults or high-risk individuals, express computer use for quick printing, curbside pickup of library materials, educational take-home kits, copy and fax machine access, device charging and notary services.

Patrons are able to pick their appointment type and follow the prompts to reserve a time. They may also call 920-236-5205 to make an appointment from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

A library card is not required to access the provided services. 

Masks are required, and computer stations will be sanitized between visits. Hand sanitizer will be available for use before and after

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World’s fastest internet speed can download the entire library in one second

While you were struggling to watch an HD or 4K Youtube video on your smartphone, laptop, or a smart TV, engineers at University College London (UCL) set a new world record for the fastest internet in the world. The recently developed technology can download at a speed of 178 Terabits (TB) per second which is equivalent to 1,78,000 Gbps.

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The previous record for the fastest internet in the world belonged to experts at Japan’s National Institute for Communications Technology with a speed of 172 Terabits per second.

To get an idea about what 178 Terabits per second can do, with this speed one can download the entire Netflix library in less than one second. It would also take less than an hour to download the data that was combined to make the world’s first image of a black hole. The data to achieve this

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8 Back to school tech gadgets you need – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

The student in your life will be back to school soon if they aren’t already. Here’s a lists of eight great gadgets from Steve Greenberg, Gadget Nation author, to help them make the most of this school year whether they’re studying at school or at home.

The Soluna Light Alarm Clock from La Crosse Technology — ensures there’s a glow for every day and every mood with a variety of light settings. Choose to illuminate your room with your favorite color or pick one of the vibrant color gradients. If you find it’s hard to choose you can set the clock to cycle through all the color options. This slim profile alarm clock offers all the features of a traditional alarm clock, but also with the added settings you can use Comfort Mode to achieve an ideal sleeping environment, if you are looking to unwind and relax use the Guided

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New way to study ocean life

Like spirits passing between worlds, billions of invisible beings rise to meet the starlight, then descend into darkness at sunrise. Microscopic plankton’s daily journey between the ocean’s depths and surface holds the key to understanding crucial planetary processes, but has remained largely a mystery until now. A new Stanford-developed rotating microscope, outlined in a study published Aug. 17 in Nature Methods, offers for the first time a way to track and measure these enigmatic microorganisms’ behaviors and molecular processes as they undertake on their daily vertical migrations.

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Marine microorganisms often travel extreme vertical distances, but studying such behaviors has been limited by a lack of available technology. Now, a team of Stanford researchers has created the “gravity machine,” a microscope that tracks organisms in a rotating fluid-filled wheel, simulating an infinite vertical distance.

“This is

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AG issues alert about rampant computer repair scam | Wc News

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office reported Thursday that it has received over 100 calls from consumers across the state reporting a technology scam.

Consumers report having received a voicemail purporting to come from a major technology company in which the caller demands payment of up to $399 for antivirus software the consumer supposedly purchased.

“Consumers should use caution whenever they receive a suspicious call like this, particularly if they don’t have a prior relationship with the company in question,” Attorney General Morrisey said.

“Look for red flags such as a machine-generated voice, unusual word choices or improper grammar. Most importantly, never hand money over to a scammer or allow them to hack your computer and cause havoc.”

The phone calls often feature a robotic voice. In several instances, the voice informs the recipient, “This is to inform you that we have renewed your antivirus security for

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What tech you need when disaster strikes

This story originally published on August 4.

Florida Keys under tropical storm warning as Laura approaches Gulf of Mexico



When disaster looms, having the right tech tools can help you get critical information, keep in touch with rescue workers and loved ones – maybe even save your life.


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“I can’t imagine going through a giant storm without my gadgets,” says Kathy Zucker, author and founder of the Metro Moms Network.

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Zucker lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, and rode out a pair of hurricanes, Irene and Sandy, at home with her husband and young children. “Because I had my smartphone and laptop, and a giant, massive backup battery/power supply to keep them powered up, I never lost touch with the outside world during the entire storm. That was everything.”

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The Inspector General’s Uphill Battle To Create A Culture For Cybersecurity At The Pentagon

One year ago today the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoDIG) published a report to censure the military for the purchase of vulnerable Chinese computer equipment to the tune of $33 million. The report called out DoD management’s lack of accountability for cybersecurity and failure to communicate blacklisted products from Lexmark and Lenovo. It highlighted how such products from state-owned Chinese entities can potentially put Americans and America’s assets at risk when integrated into information networks. So what happened in 365 days? Nothing that’s public. What needs to happen? A cultural change.

The Audit of the DoD’s Management of the Cybersecurity Risks for Government Purchase Card Purchases of Commercial Off-the-Shelf Items describes $32.8 million in purchases of vulnerable

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