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Any webmaster worth their salt is constantly reading, watching, and learning more about SEO. Google usually rolls out quite a few big changes throughout each year and while some updates are larger than others, they are all very important to keep up with.

Of course, merely responding to SEO trends and acting after changes have already taken effect is not the most effective way of doing things. Predicting how the face of SEO will look like in the coming months is equally or perhaps even more important than staying in line with the current situation.

So what will SEO look like in 2018?

Category: News | Views: 2949 | Added by: hekobaagii446 | Date: 2018-01-26 | Comments (0)

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On Jan. 18, NASA announced that astronaut Jeanette Epps would not fly, as expected, to the International Space Station in June. The mission would have been historic, since she would have become the first African-American crewmember on the orbiting outpost.

The space agency hasn’t released any information about why Epps was benched from her planned mission, saying only that “these decisions are personnel matters for which NASA doesn’t provide information,” according to NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean. Epps will now work in the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center and await another possible flight assignment.

The space agency hasn’t released any information about why Epps was benched from her planned mission, saying only that “these decisions are personnel matters for which NASA doesn’t provide information,” according to NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean. Epps will now work in the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center an ... Read more »

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For as long as Elon Musk has been involved in the tech world, he has demonstrated an almost unrivaled obsession with dreaming big and boldly pursuing initiatives that objectively seem downright crazy at first glance. From his work at SpaceX to his more recent effort to create underground tunnels capable of transporting cars at speeds as high as 125 MPH, Musk, to his great credit, is a man of action.

Still, when you have as many outrageous and ambitious ideas as Musk, not everything can become a reality. That said, the idea that the Model 3 — or any subsequent Tesla vehicle — might one day feature a roof with embedded solar panels has finally been put to rest by Musk. Recall, Musk initially floated the idea of a Model 3 outfitted with solar roof technology late last year, even going so far as to say that Tesla would “probably offer that as an option.”

A few months later, Musk revealed that he decided to scrap the idea. During a speech at the&nb ... Read more »

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Value of digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin hits record high after month of turmoil. According to the Coindesk Bitcoin Price Index, the price of bitcoin reached a new high average of $3,525 across global exchanges in the first few days of this week. The surge followed the creation of a spin-off cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Cash on August 1st. All told, the price of bitcoin has now climbed 250% since the start of the year, rising from just under $1,000 on January first to its new all-time high. The new record high is in part due to relief by many investors in Bitcoin, that the ‘fork’ that created Bitcoin Cash did not cause a market crash as some had feared. What a bitcoin would look like if it was real Fork in the road Bitcoin Cash is the result of software that was devised several years ago as a solution to the cryptocurrency’s scaling problem, which has divided bitcoin power brokers for years. When the currencies split on August 1st, investors rema ... Read more »

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We've already seen artificial intelligence systems trounce human beings at the ancient board game Go, and now computers are winning at multiplayer video games too - the OpenAI engine backed by Elon Musk has been beating the best Dota 2 players in the world championships in the US.

The AI took on three of the best Dota 2 players on the planet and beat them all, having learned the game from scratch through playing itself over and over again and working out the best way forward in any given situation.

According to its makers, the AI bots aren't any better than an average human Dota 2 player in terms of actions-per-minute, but it's the smart choices that the software makes that give it the edge - it can predict where other players will move and improvise new approaches when it gets into tight situations.

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Category: Gaming | Views: 2116 | Added by: hekobaagii446 | Date: 2018-01-26 | Comments (0)

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Though we’re a few months removed from the upcoming iPhone 8 release, rumors involving the iPhone 9 have already started trickling in. Presumably referring to Apple’s 2018 iPhone model, a new report from The Korea Economic Daily relays that Apple has tapped LG to be the exclusive battery supplier for the iPhone 9. As the report notes, Apple’s decision here represents a slight departure from the company’s traditional operating strategy. Specifically, Apple often likes to use a multitude of suppliers for various iPhone components, a strategy that helps it secure favorable pricing while also offering a hedge against any unforeseen technical or manufacturing hurdles. Having said that, it’s perhaps possible that the battery performance and design LG is working on is sufficiently impressive as to convince Apple to go all-in with just one supplier. The report adds that the battery on the iPhone 9 will be L-shaped, a design said to have been made in t ... Read more »

Category: Rumors | Views: 832 | Added by: hekobaagii446 | Date: 2018-01-26 | Comments (0)

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Intel is reportedly planning to introduce 6 core Coffee Lake Core i7 and Core i5 processors for desktops later this year in addition to what will be the company’s very first 6 core mobile parts. Intel’s 8th generation Core series has been subject to a whirlwind of rumors surrounding the product’s availability. We’ve seen multiple report indicating that Intel has delayed these parts to early 2018 only later to learn that it’s been forced to push the launch forward again to combat the new formidable Ryzen products from AMD.

The original second half of 2017 release time-frame for Intel’s 8th generation core series products is still the official one, although earlier reports indicated that Intel could be forced to do yet another quad-core refresh based on Kaby Lake if Coffee Lake is indeed delayed yet again. The latest reports however indicate that the six core parts are back on track and you should be able to see them on shelves later this ye ... Read more »

Category: Hardware | Views: 724 | Added by: hekobaagii446 | Date: 2018-01-26 | Comments (0)

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Blizzard, best known for their Starcraft, Warcraft, and Diablo series (who are also responsible for that phenomenon World of Warcraft), has recently announced they are going to cut back support for older Windows-based operating systems. Resource allocation is a real problem; the opportunity cost of having engineers working on ensuring that their most recent updates and recent remasters aren't breaking support for older operating systems always comes at the cost of work on newer OSes. As such, in a blog post on their forums, Blizzard has announced that starting in October of this year, "we will begin the process of ending support for Windows XP and Windows Vista in World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm." They went on to explain this decision, in that "Microsoft ceased mainstream support for these versions of Windows in 2009 and 2012, respectively, but since a decent portion of our audience was still using them at the time ... Read more »

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The Just Cause 3 Multiplayer mod has finally landed on Steam as a free DLC. Realized by the Nanos team of programmers from Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom, it has been under works for over a year now.

Working independently from Square Enix, Nanos are a small team of programmers who have dedicated their spare time to developing a brand new Nanos Multiplayer Framework. Just Cause 3 proved to be the perfect game to test this platform and after a successful trial period, the Nanos team are ready to release their Just Cause 3 Multiplayer Mod on Steam.

Still in its early form, the JC3 Multiplayer Mod provides players access to different servers, each with unique characteristics.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Battle, race, chase and play tag with fighter jets with up to hundreds of players per server.
  • Enjoy comm ... Read more »
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is now set to launch Spring 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This outlaw epic set across the vast and unforgiving American heartland will be the first Rockstar game created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware, and some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans. We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready. We are really excited to bring you more details about the game this summer. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of new screenshots from the world of Red Dead Redemption 2. The fans of Rockstars may be sad about the delay of Red Dead Redemption 2, however, there is one company that openly said to be happy to see the release of the game postponed until 2018: we refer to Ubisoft. During its most recent earnings report, the chief financial officer (CFO) of Ubisoft Alain Martinez mentione ... Read more »

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Decision comes as company increases focus on cloud computing. Microsoft has confirmed speculation in the industry that it will to lay off thousands of workers as the tech giant moves further into its cloud computing operations, namely Azure. Microsoft plans to cut “thousands” of jobs, with a majority of them outside the United States, said a report from the Reuters news agency: “We are taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated,” said a spokesman for the company. While the exact number of MS staff being cut is still unknown, the jobs cuts will be significant. One news report stated that those most likely to be affected will be from within the company’s sales force. One figure quoted by news media is that around 10% or 3,000 staff will be laid off as the Redmond based giant reorganizes its current business model. Are Microsoft struggling financially? No. The job losses probably aren’t part of some cost cutting ... Read more »
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In the latest “this could be amazing but no it’s probably not but oh wait yes it might be headline,” reports have surfaced that Apple might be engaged in some top-secret research and acquisitions that will someday enable your iPhone to store your complete medical records. No, they don’t mean that current Health app that tracks your fitness or your activity level, they mean the surgeries you’ve had, the actual results and images from your MRI last year, and more. All data in one place So here’s how “this could be amazing”: You may have the opportunity soon to open an app and find all your health data. It might sound pretty vapid to think that you could “forget” when you saw your doctor last or when your last heart cath procedure was, but it does happen, especially for procedures that don’t happen routinely. So many risks But it also falls into the realm of “but no it’s probably not”: Where do we even ... Read more »

Category: Mobile | Views: 355 | Added by: hekobaagii446 | Date: 2018-01-26 | Comments (0)

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At the Disrupt conference this year, there was a lot of buzz about a potential Facebook social search that would clobber the makers over at Google. Since Facebook’s start, it has been constantly evolving and striving to beat out the competition and take on new competitors – such as Google search. As of right now, the Disrupt conference only talked about how Facebook plans on launching a social search platform, but the buzz has already started. Though Facebook did not advertise it outright, it seems that the social networking giant has plans to eventually release a search engine similar to Google. When CEO Mark Zuckerberg was interviewed after his speech he was questioned as to whether or not Facebook plans on taking on search engines. According to Zuckerberg, Facebook already takes on over one billion search queries each day and that is without advertising their ability to do so. Already that is over 20 times more than Bing and a third of the amount that Google’s s ... Read more »

Category: News | Views: 384 | Added by: hekobaagii446 | Date: 2018-01-26 | Comments (0)

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Google searches on your phone are about to get an important upgrade. The company announced an upcoming “speed update” to search, which will put some slower loading pages lower down in search results on mobile devices. Google says it expects the speed update, set to take effect in July, will only affect “a small percentage of queries,” but given the number of Google searches that happen on a daily basis, it could have a significant impact on search. Under the change, Google will take page speeds into account in determining its rankings for mobile searches. The company has previously used speed as a factor on desktop, but this will mark the first time Google has done so on mobile. While not a surprising move considering that the bulk of Google searches come from mobile devices, the change has some interesting implications in the long run. Though Google says the change will only affect a small number of searches, it could incentivize more sites to adopt the comp ... Read more »

Category: News | Views: 482 | Added by: hekobaagii446 | Date: 2018-01-26 | Comments (0)