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A NEW gadget may be able to detect early signs of coronavirus, scientists say.

The wireless device, which looks like a plaster, sticks to the base of the neck to monitor throat movement, breathing, heart rate and temperature.

Researchers in the US, who developed the flexible device, say its technology is similar to sensors designed to monitor speech and swallowing in recovering stroke patients.

The tech is also not unlike the chips you’d find inside FitBits and other fitness trackers.

It’s part of a growing effort to develop remote patient monitoring programmes that allow hospitals and health systems to check up on patients at home.

The scientists, from Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, explain that users would wear the gadget for all hours of the day – only removing it once for daily charging.

Abnormalities detected

While it charges, the patch’s stored data is synced with a smart device

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Researchers still can’t tell you exactly what Internet Addiction Disorder is, also know by the term “Pathological Internet Use” (PIU). Much of the original research was based upon the weakest type of research methodology, namely exploratory surveys with no clear hypothesis, agreed-upon definition of the term, or theoretical conceptualization. Coming from an atheoretical approach has some benefits, but also is not typically recognized as being a strong way to approach a new disorder. More recent research has expanded upon the original surveys and anecdotal case study reports. However, as I will illustrate below later, even these studies don’t support the conclusions the authors claim.

The original research into this disorder began with exploratory surveys, which cannot establish causal relationships between specific behaviors and their cause. While surveys can help establish descriptions of how people feel about themselves and their behaviors, they cannot draw conclusions about whether a specific technology, such … Read More

INFRASTRUCTURE

The “technology stack” is what makes the City’s foundation for communication. This includes devices, connectivity, servers, and software. The stack is essential to all government operations. In the 21st century, it’s as essential as electricity and roads.

Enterprise applications

City of Boston departments demand better tools and technology. We treat City employees the same way we treat residents and focus on their needs. Instead of struggling with old technology, City workers can get residents the help they need.

DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT AND services

As technology changes, so do the needs of Boston residents. We need to offer services that run smooth, and meet expectations. New ways for communicating also offer new ways for residents to get involved with the City of Boston.

DATA AND ANALYTICS

By using data, we can focus our time and money on areas of the City of Boston where the aid is needed the most. Data

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Local SEO Ranking Factors Study

May 9, 2020 | seo | No Comments

Categorical Variables

The following chart showed how a factor, that fit into one of two categories (primarily yes and no), correlated to Google pack performance. For example, a Google My Business profile either had the keyword in the business name, (yes), or it didn’t (no).

Categorical Variables in 2019 Local SEO Ranking Factors
Again, just like with the ordinal variables, basic SEO b locking and tackling is still necessary. Just having reviews, making sure you are optimizing you profile etc are all features of business ranking high in local packs.  More continued correlation with organic rankings driving GMB rankings should be more than enough to convince anyone to invest in their web presence. One of the main things that has changed as keyword in business name no longer correlates highly to pack rankings. Whether this is because the GMB product and support team have fixed the issue (color me skeptical) or because everyone is spamming their business name

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We are accustomed to being constantly exposed to stimulus…be it shopping, Netflix, Instagram, or the tons of other attention-stealing activities that rule our day, attention is the currency these days and we have been too busy looking and being lost in all these until we were quarantined. Being limited in our space and exposure, we have come to see and appreciate the objects we own. Everyday common designs such as the humble mouse are such a part of our routine, we never really see how we could differentiate in them! In come the designers who took it up as a challenge to make the best of this gadget. From environmentally conscious design, a Charles Eames inspired design to a mouse design that runs away from you when your working hours are over, there is a mouse design you never knew you wanted but now that you see it, you surely

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Website Speed

By far one of the most underrated aspects of a successful SEO strategy is your website speed.

Google has estimated that websites with a 6 second load speed (or slower) lose more than 24% of their organic traffic due to sluggish page speeds.

But the reality is much worse.

47% of consumers expect a website to load in 2 seconds or less and more than 40% of them will abandon a website that takes longer than 3 seconds to load.

As such, improving the speed of your website is one of the most important things that you can do to improve user signals and traffic metrics and, by extension, your search engine performance.

But how do you actually get started boosting your website speed? While there are dozens of great resources and tactics for ramping up your site’s speed, here are a few of the simplest and easiest

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S01:E01 – Monster Lake

Gadget saves a scientist from Dr. Claw.

S01:E02 – Down On The Farm

Gadget seeks lost explorers in Malaysia.

S01:E03 – Gadget At The Circus

M.A.D. tries to destroy a circus.

S01:E04 – The Amazon

Dr. Claw tries to kidnap Professor Von Slicksfein.

S01:E05 – Health Spa

Gadget vacations at a health spa.

S01:E06 – The Boat

A jewelry heist on a luxury liner.

S01:E07 – Haunted Castle

A crime fighter’s convention.

S01:E08 – Race To The Finish

Dr. Claw plans to win a million-dollar prize.

S01:E09 – The Ruby

Dr. Claw steals the ruby of India.

S01:E10 – A Star Is Lost

Gadget guards a famous rock star.

S01:E11 – All That Glitters

Gadget and Penny uncover a gold temple.

S01:E12 – Movie Set

Gadget protects military secrets.

S01:E13 – Amusement Park

A bomb is hidden in an amusement park.

S01:E14 – Art Heist

Dr.

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Windows XP Internet Connection Sharing

May 9, 2020 | internet | No Comments


WinXP LogoInternet
Connection Sharing (ICS) enables a Windows computer to share its
Internet connection with computers on local area networks. It’s
been around since Windows 98 SE, and with the launch of Windows
XP, it’s only gotten better.

Windows XP ICS has some notable advantages over the versions of
ICS in Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows Me:

  • It’s easier
    to set up
    . There’s no software to install, and it doesn’t
    add any network components or protocols.
  • It’s much
    more reliable and much less likely to cause network problems.
  • You can create
    a Network Bridge connecting
    two or more local area networks and share the Internet connection
    with the computers on all of them. This is especially useful if
    your XP computer is connected to both a wired and wireless network.
  • ICS
    client computers can use XP’s
    Internet Gateway
    to monitor and control
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arkive.org

May 9, 2020 | website | No Comments

Wildscreen’s Arkive project was launched in 2003 and grew to become the world’s biggest encyclopaedia of life on Earth.

With the help of over 7,000 of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and scientists, Arkive.org featured multi-media fact-files for more than 16,000 endangered species.

Freely accessible to everyone, over half a million people every month, from over 200 countries, used Arkive to learn and discover the wonders of the natural world.

Since 2013 Wildscreen was unable to raise sufficient funds from trusts, foundations, corporates and individual donors to support the year-round costs of keeping Arkive online. Therefore, the charity had been using its reserves to keep the project online and was unable to fund any dedicated staff to maintain Arkive, let alone future-proof it, for over half a decade. Despite appeals for support, just 85 of our 5.6 million users in 2018 made a donation.

As a small

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Comparing Apples to Apples
Companies offer “SEO Services” from anywhere between $2.99/mo. up to $10,000+/mo. The reason for this is because not everyone means the same thing when they say “SEO Services” or “search engine optimization” or even “on page” or “off page” SEO. So let’s briefly walk through what is involved in doing SEO the right way, so you can make sure you are doing a proper comparison when considering price.

A proper SEO plan should cover the following:

On-Page SEO

  • Technical Audit
    There are some basic things that need to be done on your site to set the foundation for your SEO campaign. Any Michigan SEO company worth working with should take a look at your site as a whole and make suggestions to improve the conversion rate of your site, as well as thoroughly checking for any technical issues that might be hindering your site from getting
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