Software &the web by Wes Novack on 07 Jan 2018

How to become a verified Brave publisher with your WordPress site

How to become a verified Brave publisher with your WordPress site

Website owners & vloggers: Take note that becoming a Brave verified publisher is a quick, easy process, that can score you some BAT cryptocurrency from your readers/viewers. If you haven’t heard of Brave yet, check out my previous post – Brave browser review: privacy focused with a crypto twist.

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To start the Brave publisher verification process, visit https://publishers.basicattentiontoken.org , enter your email address and click “Get started”.

On the Brave Payments platform, there are verified and non-verified publishers. It behooves publishers to become Brave verified as the Brave Payments configuration inside the Brave browser has an option to exclude non-verified publishers.

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Software &the web by Wes Novack on 06 Jan 2018

Brave browser review: privacy focused with a crypto twist

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Brave browser is a new-comer to the browser wars that hopes to disrupt the industry by blocking all ads & trackers by default and by focusing on user privacy. Brave intends to connect publishers, advertisers and consumers directly to one another by cutting out the middle-men in the advertising industry (Google, Facebook, etc) via the use of their BAT (Basic Attention Token) crypto.

Founded by Brandon Eich, the creator of JavaScript and founder of Mozilla/Firefox, Brave is an interesting new browser concept, worthy of consideration. Brave is built on top of Chromium (the open source browser that Google Chrome is also built on top of).

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Brave uses its “Shields” system to block ads/trackers, block 3rd party cookies, enforce HTTPS Everywhere, and block phishing/malware, all by default.

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Entertainment &Hardware &Software by Staff Writer on 05 Jan 2018

Is Virtual Reality a Fad or the Future?

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Virtual reality, a.k.a. VR, is one of the hottest new innovations in the tech arena. Despite its widespread applications in the medical, military, and aerospace arenas, there is still a smidgen of scepticism about its ability to go mainstream. Before we answer this question about VR, it’s important to elaborate a little more on this cutting-edge technology. Back in the 1990s, The Matrix popularized a virtual reality where the mind was plugged into a computer mainframe and people interacted with one another in an alternate virtual universe. This virtual arena breached the divide between the real world and the virtual-reality arena, with real-life consequences.

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Hardware &Mobile Phones &Software by Wes Novack on 18 Dec 2016

LG G4 bootloop of death

LG G4 bootloop of death

This past August, out of the blue and quite unexpectedly, my LG G4 (VS986) smartphone became entangled in a never ending reboot cycle. I experienced long pauses on both the LG branded boot screen and the Verizon branded boot screen, followed by a quick black screen. The cycle would then repeat, continuing in a dreadful, never-ending infinite loop. I had owned the LG G4 for approximately 11 months before this incident occurred.

Below is a video of the LG G4 bootloop in action.

Twas a good old chap and I really did enjoy using the ol fella. I had a mostly trouble free relationship with the device. All was well until the nefarious BootLoop of Death (BLOD?) cycle reared its ugly head.

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nob &the web by Guest Contributor on 11 Oct 2016

6 Tips for Choosing a Web Host

Having the right web host can make or break your business. But what if you don’t know what to look for in a hosting package? How can you be sure that you’re choosing the right provider for the right price? Here are just a few tips for finding a good web host.

1. Know Your Needs

A video-sharing website will require much more bandwidth than a text-based blog. A busy site should probably go on a private server rather than a shared one. Before you start registering domain names, make sure your chosen host has the capacity to support your needs.

2. Look Into Server Uptime

“Uptime” is the amount of time that a website is both functional and accessible. The opposite of this is called “downtime,” and even a small amount of it can result in lost profits or interrupted web traffic. You don’t want to play around when it comes to uptime; if the hosting service can’t guarantee at least 99 percent uptime, choose a host that can.

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Entertainment &Mobile Phones &nob &Software by Guest Contributor on 16 Sep 2016

Real Money Online Casino App – All the best games in one App

The beauty of the online casino gaming apps is simple: Real Money Online Casino App – All the best games in one App. Many people feel as if they have that much more control over the situation and over the apps as a result. They might be able to truly enjoy them in a way that just isn’t going to work if they’re just at home playing the games on their desktops. People have always enjoyed playing casino games in a group or in a crowd in some way, which is part of the experience when it comes to land-based casinos. People can appreciate a small part of that experience if they are at least able to play their real money online casino games in public.

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Just 2 of the many games included are pictured above.

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nob &Software &the web by Staff Writer on 15 Sep 2016

6 Innovative Ways to Use Digital Signage at Your Business

There’s a way of addressing the public that’s sweeping the nation in a vivid splash of color and eye-catching graphics. Although the technology isn’t new, the proliferation and advances in its capabilities have made digital signage a cost-effective and dynamic means of capturing the attention of employees and customers in settings that range from moving billboards that dominate the squares of major cities to table-top interactive displays in restaurants. Even the smallest mom-and-pop shop can afford to showcase their products or services using cutting-edge technology. Here are some unique ways you can use digital signs to increase your visibility and keep people informed.

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1. Encourage socialization. There’s a saying in restaurants that you eat first with your eyes. Digital displays are a good way for restaurants to get in on the food selfie craze while getting a little free advertising. Use your in-house digital signage to encourage patrons to post their meals, desserts and drinks to their social media accounts, your account or both. They’ll love seeing their own pics live on your display, and it will also lend a little anticipation to customers who are waiting to order.

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