first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img I’d like to ask for a moment of silence to mark the passing of a Web application that had eyes bigger than its stomach. An ambitious little startup called Nsyght gave up the ghost this weekend and with it went some very, very cool features. In the end, this little Twitter and Facebook message-parsing service just couldn’t do what it set out to do, and so it has closed up shop.By some standards, Twitter publishes a whole lot of data, about 1,000 messages per second. Nsyght allowed you to do remarkable things with that river of data: search inside Twitter lists, retrieve your own long-lost messages or filter messages from your friends by media type. Below are three of the ways I used Nsyght every day in my news gathering routine. Maybe someday, someone, somewhere will be able to bite off this many Tweets and return these kinds of dream-features to the world.What Was That Link I Tweeted?One of the features that Nsyght offered was the ability to retrieve your own tweets from way back, months back in the archive, by keyword search. There are very few other ways to do this. Twitter itself won’t let you search your own or other peoples’ archives back very far at all because of the database challenges. Nsyght was my go-to place to do that, and I already miss it. What does it mean that we’re all creating so much data, but so much of it becomes inaccessible even to ourselves just weeks after it’s published? Hunting for PhotosI kept Nsyght open in a browser tab every day while I worked and kept it set to filter all my incoming Twitter and Facebook messages by media type. Specifically, I watched a feed of all the photos my contacts were sharing. This helped me unearth some great tech industry news photos that got turned into short, interesting little blog posts. I sure miss that feature. The hard part isn’t filtering for media type, of course, that probably just requires a good white-list of media-sharing domains to watch for links to. The hard part is eating the Tweets without choking, or missing too many of them.Above: I used Nsyght to filter all recent Twitter messages posted by Facebook staff members for the keyword “Twitter.”What do the Experts Say?I’ve got a news writing workflow that involves pushing this button, pulling that lever, pinging those robots, etc. It’s worked out very well to help me learn quickly about the things I write about, without living in the Silicon Valley myself. These systems are a great democratizer of knowledge.One of my favorite new ones was Nysght’s search inside a Twitter list feature. You could start following a brand new Twitter list with your Twitter account, and Nsyght would take just a few minutes to ping the Twitter API again and again and build an archive of hundreds of the back-logged Tweets the people on that list had posted prior to your discovering it. You could then search those Tweets by keyword!So part of my routine had been to jump over to Tlists or Listorious as soon as I figured out the subject of my next article. I would find an expert-curated list of specialists in any relevant fields and I’d follow those lists on Twitter. Then I’d go and do other research using other tools (like the telephone, or custom search engines) while Nsyght built an archive of that new list I just started following in the background. After a few minutes, I could jump over to Nsyght and quickly filter through the recent history of that list to see what those topical experts had been saying on Twitter about the subject of my article. There are a number of services online today that try to make it easy to use Twitter’s public replies to ask questions of particular topical experts, but sometimes it works a lot better to be able to filter for keywords in their existing public conversations among themselves. It was great! But now it’s gone.Nsyght, when it worked, was an incredible tool for harvesting knowledge from my existing community of curated contacts and their publishing streams. Hopefully, someday, someone, somewhere, will build something that can handle this much data and provide a fast, simple interface to fill needs like the above.Unfortunately, it looks like that’s not going to be Nsyght. As founder Geoffrey McCaleb wrote in his goodbye post this weekend, after the site had been down for the past three weeks:“Ultimately, the site was working in an offline capacity, and still working as good as it was the day we went offline. The problem? It just wasn’t good enough. It wasn’t stable, but more disturbingly it frequently had ‘gaps’ so sometimes users would miss posts from their friends – which is really the whole point of the service. As much as I wanted to restore the service, there’s no room for ‘sorta’ good. You either have a really cool service that truly innovates/changes the game, or you go home. marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgBy HLundgaard (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsWith the recent news of credit card fraud, the mobile phone industry has made a big push to get behind mobile payment. Mobile payment has been touted as a way to reduce credit card fraud because the cashier doesn’t have access to a physical card that would contain an individual’s name, credit card number or security code.If you are thinking about beginning to get in to the mobile payment system, but still concerned about security and fraud, here’s what you need to know.The two major smartphone platforms, Apple (Apple Pay) and Google (Google Wallet) have implemented their solutions in order to address credit card fraud. Apples system launched in 2014 while Google’s launched in 2011. Following are the details of how each addresses security and fraud.Apple Pay implementation of mobile payment security is to combine near-field communications (NFC) technology for payment processing and the iPhone Touch ID fingerprint reader or passcode for security. Your bank payment network creates a unique device account number specifically tied to the phone and to the credit card added. In the event of theft or a lost phone, you can place your phone in lost mode to suspend Apple Pay transaction. Apple Pay is reactivated once you unlock your phone with your pin code.Google Wallet implementation of mobile payments also uses NFC technology for payment processing but instead of a fingerprint reader like the Apple Pay’s implementation, you use a PIN that only you know. Google stores your credit card information on its server and transmit the encrypted data using secure socket layer technology. Google Wallet Fraud Protection covers 100 percent of all transactions. In the event of theft or a lost phone, you can go to the Google Wallet website and remotely disable your phone.Both Apple and Google offer similarities in how they address credit card fraud. They both use NFC which means that the phone and the receiver have to be very close to each other in order to begin the financial process transaction. They also implement security on the phone through the use of either fingerprint reader and/or passcodes. Both companies utilize tokenization which allows the credit card number to be unique and transaction specific. With the mobile payment industry expected to account for up to 50 percent of all U. S. digital commerce by 2017, these companies are aggressively promoting their platform as a way to provide consumer confidence in mobile payments as a measure in increasing security and preventing fraud.Author: Terrence Wolfork (+Terrence Wolfork,@trwolfork )This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on April 30, 2015. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.last_img read more

first_imgClose on the heels of Supreme Court questioning the tardy pace of trial in a case involving self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, the district administration has bolstered the security of the rape victim here.“Two more security personnel have been deployed at the residence of the rape victim and now half a dozen police personnel, including a lady constable, will remain on duty,” Superintendent of Police K.B. Singh said.last_img

first_imgViolence broke out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar town on Wednesday as angry mourners clashed with police during the funeral procession of the senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary killed in Tuesday’s terror attack along with his PSO, prompting the Army to stage flag march in the area. No one was injured in the clashes, officials said. Curfew remained imposed for the second day in the communally-sensitive district following the killing of Chanderkant Sharma and constable Rajinder Kumar, even as police intensified search to nab the assailant. According to eyewitnesses, a large number of people came out of their houses to take part in the funeral procession of Sharma. In Dak Banglow area, an irate crowd held protests and raised slogans against Pakistan and militants. The group soon turned violent and pelted stones on police personnel deployed there. Police resorted to cane-charge and tear gas shelling to disperse the protesters and brought the situation under control. The slain RSS leader was cremated at Chowgan ground in a ceremony attended by Sangh leaders including its J&K chief Suchet Singh, BJP State president Ravinder Raina and former Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh. SP office attackedAfter the cremation, the crowd turned violent again and stormed the office of the Superintendent of Police. The protesters ransacked some furniture and pelted stones. The Army conducted flag march in the city after the incidents. “There were incidents of violent protests (at two places). Some protesters entered the SP office and ransacked some furniture item. But the situation has been brought under control and curfew imposed,” SSP Kishtwar Shakti Pathak said.last_img read more

first_imgDavid Goffin defeated Marin Cilic 7-6 (4), 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open, the best result so far of the Belgian’s career.Cilic was the second higher-seeded player to lose to 15th-seeded Goffin, who upset No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in the fourth round. Cilic lost to Goffin nearly two weeks ago on clay in Belgium during first-round Davis Cup play.Goffin needed a third-set tiebreaker to beat Wawrinka after the 25-year-old Belgian served for the match at 5-3 in the second and third sets. The 10th-seeded Cilic fell to 0-8 in quarterfinals at Masters 1000 events.Goffin, a slender 5-foot-11, withstood the power of Cilic, who is 6-6 and outweighs Goffin by 46 pounds.”I knew that on my serve I had to battle to win every service game because sometimes he can serve bombs and in 10 seconds can win his games,” said Goffin, who fell down at 5-4 in the first set.”It was just bad for me, but at the end I stayed focused in the tiebreak. It was the key of the match to win the first set and be more relaxed in the second to play much better.”Another bigger and taller opponent awaits Goffin in the semis, Milos Raonic, who is 6-5. Raonic served and volleyed his way to a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Gael Monfils.”It’s good in tennis that you don’t have to be big or a tall guy to be good. Otherwise I had no chance to get in the top 20,” said Goffin, ranked 18th. “Maybe I’m quicker. I can take the ball earlier than a big guy. Of course I don’t have a big serve. I have other weapons. That’s why tennis is a nice sport.”advertisementVictoria Azarenka shut out Magdalena Rybarikova 6-0, 6-0 in 67 minutes to reach the women’s semifinals. She will play Karolina Pliskova, who beat 18-year-old Russian Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 6-2 in an hour.Azarenka broke Rybarikova six times and connected on 60 percent of her first serves. Rybarikova had 25 unforced errors and just nine winners. After losing the first set, she took a medical timeout to have her upper thigh taped heavily.Azarenka has dropped one set in four matches so far; when she won Indian Wells in 2012, she also dropped just one set. She has won 11 of 12 matches this year.”Confidence for me this year comes from being very well prepared and feeling healthy,” she said. “What I want to do on the court is apply things I have been working on on the practice court and bring it to the matches because I feel that was going to push me to get better results.”Pliskova had 30 winners and 10 unforced errors. She fired nine aces and won all six of her points at net.About an hour later, Pliskova teamed with Julia Goerges to reach the doubles final, defeating Sara Errani and Oksana Kalashnikova 6-4, 6-3.”(I’m) happy also for the doubles (win), because it’s one of the biggest tournaments in the world,” Pliskova said. “It’s my first biggest final in the doubles, and especially happy to be there with my partner Julia.”Pliskova ended last year at a career-high No. 11 in the WTA rankings. Her semifinal singles showing here is her first at a Premier Mandatory event.”I played some good tennis this week, and especially there is Miami (next week),” she said, “and so I have chances to go and improve the ranking and get close to top 10 again.”last_img read more

first_imgLucknow, Apr 21 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh continued to reel under scorching heat as dry spell continued giving no respite to the people from sweltering heat even as mercury level touched 45.3 degrees in Allahabad.According to Met office, heat wave prevailed at isolated places in the state and Allahabad was the hottest place.Temperatures were above normal in Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Lucknow, Bareilly, Faizabad, Moradabad, Jhansi, Agra, Meerut and Kanpur divisions.The MeT department has forecast that heat wave is likely to continue at isolated places over the state along with duststorms. PTI SAB RCB RG RCBlast_img read more

first_imgThird seed Stan Wawrinka rose to the occasion once again to beat top-seeded defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-7(1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 and win the U.S. Open on Sunday for the third grand slam title of his career. (Mattek-Sands and Safarova win US Open women’s doubles title)The 31-year-old Swiss, who defeated Djokovic on his way to winning the 2014 Australian Open and 2015 French Open, denied the world number one a third grand slam title this year following the Serb’s wins in Australia and France.Wawrinka, who does his best work with titles on the line, set up his championship point with an easy volley after sending a fatigued Djokovic deep into the backhand corner. (Angelique Kerber wins US Open for second major title of breakthrough year)A Djokovic backhand that sailed long ended the nearly four-hour slugfest at Arthur Ashe Stadium.”This is amazing,” Wawrinka said at the trophy ceremony. “I came here without the goal to win it, but every time I step on the court I tried my best to win every match. (Murray-Soares sweep to US Open men’s doubles title)”I think I played quite a lot of tennis these two weeks, I am completely empty. I had to bring everything I had today against Novak. It was so much emotion.”It was another Flushing Meadows disappointment for Djokovic, who in seven trips to the U.S. Open final has twice won the title and finished runner-up five times. (All my dreams have come true, says new world No. 1 Angelique Kerber)advertisement”He is a great champion and deserves to win this title,” the 12-times slam winning Serb said in congratulating Wawrinka.”We played almost four hours and we both felt it. We both felt the demanding match we played today physically but he came out on top. In the decisive moments he was a better player, he was tougher mentally.”Djokovic who won the first set tiebreak 7-1 by running off the last five points, saluted Wawrinka as a “big match” player. The Swiss has won three of their seven grand slam encounters.”He loves to play in the big matches,” Djokovic said. “He comes up with his best game. He’s so solid from both corners. He’s got a good slice and amazing one-handed backhand, all corners. Big serve. Moves well. He’s a very complete player.”It was a gruelling, groundstroke battle that featured captivating rallies and brilliant shot-making from the familiar foes.Wawrinka trailed Djokovic 19-4 in their career meetings, but the hard-working Swiss saves his best for the big stage and he came through with a superlative performance that extended his remarkable streak to 11 straight wins in tournament finals.As the match wore on, Wawrinka proved stronger and appeared to have Djokovic on the ropes early in the fourth set, the Serbian breathing heavily after some rallies and clutching at his leg in discomfort after being broken to trail 0-2.Djokovic was granted a medical timeout after holding serve for 1-3.Djokovic, who had injury questions entering the slam and benefitted from an easy ride that included a walkover and two retirements, took off both shoes and had some toes taped.The six-minute interruption did little to stem the victory charge by Wawrinka, who built his winning edge by being better on the most important points.The Swiss led Djokovic by the narrowest of margins, 144 to 143 in total points.Wawrinka cashed in on six of 10 break point opportunities, and frustrated Djokovic by saving 14 of 17 break points against him to become the oldest U.S. Open winner since Australian Ken Rosewall (35) in 1970.The victory was worth $3.5 million for Wawrinka, who is only missing a Wimbledon victory to complete the coveted career grand slam.He is a perfect three-for-three in grand slam finals.last_img read more

first_imgLeander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann were beaten 6-4, 3-6, 10-12 in the St. Petersburg Open tennis tournament final against top seeds Henri Kontinen and Dominic Inglot here on Sunday.The match was keenly fought, with fortunes oscillating to and fro. The Indo-German pair lost the match to Finnish-British opponents in one hour and 19 minutes at the indoor hard courts.It was Paes’s second loss in a final of a tournament this year, after the loss in the Winston-Salem Open last month. (Also read: Did Sania Mirza call Leander Paes a ‘toxic’ person?)Paes is yet to win a men’s doubles title this year, with his last tour title being the Heineken Open in January, 2015.They beat the Russian pair of Mikhail Elgin and Alexander Kudryavtsev 6-3, 7-6 in the semi-finals here.Paes and Begemann will next take part in the Chengdu Open in China which begins on Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgMADRID (AP) — With an equalizer in stoppage time, Spain earned the point it needed against Sweden to qualify for the 2020 European Championship on Tuesday, while Ireland missed its chance to seal a spot in next year’s tournament by losing to Switzerland.Already qualified Italy routed Liechtenstein 5-0 for a record-equaling ninth straight win.After conceding a late equalizer against Norway on Saturday to miss an opportunity to qualify in advance, Spain salvaged a 1-1 draw in its visit to Sweden with a goal by Rodrigo two minutes into injury time at Friends Arena.“If we don’t win every match people will start saying that we are not playing well, but things don’t always go your way in football,” Rodrigo said. “The important thing is that we have qualified. Now we have time to try to improve.”Coach Robert Moreno dedicated the spot at Euro 2020 to former Spain manager Luis Enrique, who resigned in June to be with his ill daughter.Sweden remained second in Group F, five points behind Spain and one point in front of third-place Romania, which squandered a chance to move past Sweden after conceding a stoppage-time equalizer in a 1-1 draw against Norway at home. The Norwegians stayed alive after their second consecutive last-gasp draw. Romania and Sweden will meet in the next round.Switzerland’s forward Haris Seferovic, celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game against Republic of Ireland, during their Euro 2020 qualifying Group D soccer match at the Stade de Geneve, in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)Marcus Berg scored early in the second half to give Sweden the lead, but Rodrigo’s late goal from close range kept Spain from losing its first qualifying match — for either the European Championship or the World Cup — since 2014. It also extended Spain’s record streak of scoring at least a goal to 38 consecutive matches.Spain was without captain Sergio Ramos because of a yellow-card suspension. The central defender on Saturday played his 168th match with the national team, surpassing the record previously set by Iker Casillas.Spain goalkeeper David de Gea had to be substituted in the 60th minute because of a muscle injury.IRELAND’S MISSED CHANCEA win would have secured Ireland a berth at Euro 2020, but a 2-0 loss to Switzerland means it will need to beat Denmark in its final match to guarantee a place in next year’s tournament.Switzerland regained control of its qualifying destiny with the home victory in the tight Group D, moving one point behind group leaders Ireland and Denmark.Sweden’s Mikael Lustig, left, and Spain’s Thiago Alcantara during their Euro 2020 Group F qualification soccer match between Sweden and Spain at Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019.(Anders Wiklund / TT via AP)The Swiss and Denmark both have two games next month — including against last-place minnow Gibraltar — while Ireland has only the must-win home clash with the Danes.“If we get the points we need against Georgia and Gibraltar we can turn our attentions to Euro 2020,” Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic said.Ireland played a man down from the 76th as captain Seamus Coleman was shown a second yellow card for a handball.PERFECT ITALYAn inexperienced Italy side cruised to victory over Liechtenstein to equal the record number of consecutive wins the Azzurri set between 1938-39.Andrea Belotti scored twice while Federico Bernardeschi, Alessio Romagnoli and Stephan El Shaarawy added a goal apiece to help Italy to its eighth straight win in qualifying for Euro 2020.Having already qualified with Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Greece, Italy made 10 changes to its team on Tuesday.Bosnia’s Adnan Kovacevic controls the ball during the Euro 2020 group J qualifying soccer match between Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Olympic stadium of Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)“It was not easy as we changed several players and the group playing tonight had not played together many times,” Italy coach Roberto Mancini said. “We struggled to score the second but once we did, everything became easier. I’m happy with the response of my players.”ARMENIA FALLSArmenia’s hopes of qualifying for a major tournament for the first time as an independent nation took a hit after a 3-0 loss at Finland.A win could have allowed the Armenians, who played without the injured Henrikh Mkhitaryan, to leapfrog Finland for second place in Group J. It can still qualify, but only with victories in its last two games against Greece and at Italy.Finland is guaranteed at least a playoff place because it won its group in the UEFA Nations League, as is Bosnia and Herzegovina, which lost 2-1 at already eliminated Greece but also remains with chances of qualifying directly for Euro 2020.___By TALES AZZONI AP Sports WriterMore AP soccer: and’s Marcus Berg scores the opening goal during the Euro 2020 Group F qualification soccer match between Sweden and Spain at Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019. (Anders Wiklund/ TT via AP)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_img Editors’ Recommendations When Scott Gabrielson launched lifestyle brand Oliver Cabell in August 2016, the focus was clean-cut accessories folded into a minimalist style aesthetic.His initial product run had a wait list thanks to a small, die-hard following and sold out almost immediately. At the time, though, footwear was nowhere to be found in the house of Cabell. Fast forward 18 months and the growing brand (that now boasts an email list over 200,000 strong) has announced its first shoe releases: the Low 1 low-top and Rennes sneakers.“It’s more business-centric than anything for us,” Gabrielson says, implying that footwear is a hot property this season. “It also just translates to what our team is inspired by.”Both designs are built from three-ounce, full-grain, calfskin leather from Veneto, Italy, and sport Italian rubber soles. Each follows old-school lasts (shoe forms) that Gabrielson and his team also found in Italy, but where the Italian connection ends is in the production. Both shoe styles are hand-stitched and lasted in Spain. Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Gabrielson wants to create a reputation for long-lasting, fairly-priced footwear and others are taking notice. His company recently closed a $1.2 million round of funding to help fuel inventory growth.Much of that sum went towards Gabrielson’s ambitious plans to release a new shoe every week as their “Drop of the Week.” Releases will range from collaborations to experimentation with no end in sight. Among them will be a Chelsea boot made from the same suede Prada and Saint Laurent use. “We spent eight months getting to know the highest-end suppliers,” he says. Another future shoe will use the same leather that Hermes sources.Oliver Cabell’s direct-to-consumer approach means these shoes are more accessible than their luxury counterparts too. The Low 1 comes in at $178 and the Rennes is just $10 more. The forthcoming Chelsea boot will be priced below $200, which puts that forthcoming version on the less-expensive end of the Chelsea boot market.You can learn more about Oliver Cabell’s other gear or get your own pair of kicks here. The Low 1 (pictured above) comes in four colorways following a pretty simple, yet timeless approach: alloy, white, black, and nude. The Rennes trainer (pictured below) follows the same color lineup.last_img read more