Books

Knights of Olympus

Magnus and Tegan drove into the small town, riding their motorcycles and enjoying the passing scenery around.  Magnus was a large man, broad in shoulder and strong in looks. He had strong features and a neatly cropped beard.  He was dressed in thick leather and a sword strapped over his back. Tegan was a little smaller but no less impressive. She was well muscled, strong but yet still feminine. Both were patch wearing members of the Knights of Olympus, a gang of motorcycle warriors tasked with defending those who cannot defend themselves against threats that normal society both ignores, and is ill equipped to fight. However, on this particular ride, it was easy to get lost in the scenery and temporarily forget all the problems in the world. It seemed like small little places lik...

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Technology

Building The Blueprint For Life On Mars

What is needed to make life on Mars sustainable for a long time? The main essentials of human life include air, water, food, and shelter. However, people require more than just the basic essentials to live comfortably. The Mars One project is becoming a more discussed topic by the media and public in general by the day. One interesting discussion is the speculation of how the first Mars settlers will create a lasting community on the planet. The supplies that will be transported from Earth are likely to run out – most of them will probably be used in the seven-month journey to the red planet. When those first citizens arrive on Mars, they will have to come up with systems and processes to ensure sustainable resources for their future. In a nutshell, this is what they may be required t...

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Books

Guest blogging to Promote Your Book

Guest blogging  is huge right now and not only can it be a great way of promoting your book but a free way too, here’s six advantages that guest blogging can have for authors: Amplify your reputation in your field – When your perspective audience see your name on popular sites it shows you’re experienced in your niche as well as giving you a chance to show case your talents. Grow your audience – If you’re posting a guest post on a popular site that is in your niche, the sites large and engaged audiences are all becoming your perspective audience as well. If they like what they read they’re likely to look out for things you write in the future. Increase your sales – This one is obviously a big deal, if you’re trying to promote the sale of your book then every guest post y...

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Technology

How to Rename Files Using Linux

A good number of Linux distributions come with a default file manager incorporated in the desktop environment. Generally, a desktop environment includes a window manager and maybe the following: Panel (taskbar)MenuLaunch barDashboardWidgetsDesktop iconsTools (calculators, notepads, file managers) A file manager helps you move, create and delete files. Some of the file managers include Dolphin, Nautilus, PCManFM, Thunar, and Caja. They are the default file managers in different Linux distributions. Renaming a File Using a File Manager When you look around the file manager you will see an icon that resembles a filing cabinet. Depending on the distribution you are using, you will find the file manager icon on a quick launch bar, on the menu system or on a panel in the launch bar....

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Why 3D Printing Matters in Healthcare

Technology in healthcare has really come a long way, but many of the innovations of today are still yet to gain momentum as the 3D Printing technology already has so far. Now, 3D Printing is taking over, making things even easier and less costly. Moreover, for a real change in healthcare industry, you can actually count on the technology’s inquisitive nature that a lot is yet to come. Significant achievements and benefits have already been realized in healthcare, thanks to 3D printing tech. Here are some of them. Using this technology, scientists have been able to print human skin, which comes in handy as a relief for people with skin diseases and other problems as third degree burns. Further, 3D skin printing can also help in the beauty industry. Additionally, 3D printing has hel...

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Gadgets

How to Set Up Face ID on iPhone XS, XS Max, and iXR

How would you like to unlock your device with a look? Read on to find out how to customize Face ID. Face ID is the name that Apple has given its biometric facial identity scanner incorporated in the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. You can use it to secure your apps and unlock your phone. Besides, it allows you to authenticate iTunes, the App Store and Apple Pay transactions. To enjoy this feature, you have to set it up. This chapter will touch on how to set up Face ID on your iPhone XR or XS, how to turn on and off Require Attention and how to reset Face ID on your XS or XR. How to Set Up Face ID on Your iPhone XR or XS Setting up Face ID is not very different from setting up Touch ID—but it is easier. When you are doing the initial set up, iOS will offer the option to set u...

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Gadgets

Review of the 3rd generation Apple TV

Apple has been claiming their project of the Apple TV is more of a hobby, not really a practical mainstream device that they would actually want to sell in the large numbers. But this sounds a little ridiculous, Apple TV might not have attracted a big crowd as the iPhone has over the years, but for sure the company would not be upset if this hobby product of there’s actually took off in the market. And with the amazing features it has been designed with, this might just happen. With the third generation device it has been designed with several features the previous model was lacking in. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A consistent user interface This has been considered as the best feature for the device by many users. With the consistent interface ...

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Private Companies Are Launching A New Space Race – Here Is What To Expect

On October 4, 1957 a space race started between Russia and the USA. It then came to an end 18 years later with a handshake in space. That handshake signified the beginning of years of international collaboration in space. However, over the past ten years, a huge change has been witnessed. Private companies are giving governments a run for their money by joining in the space exploration adventure. Because of them, the sector is moving forward more swiftly and vigorously. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The argument here is that a new space race has started. Private institutions are competing against government institutions and against each other. This new race is different in that, instead of competing to be the first to attain a certain goal, the inst...

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Problems with Google Play Music and How to Fix Them

What is Google Play Music? It is a music player and streaming app that has more than 35 million songs available. With a monthly subscription, you have access to everything on there and also enjoy a YouTube Red membership. If you are not interested in streaming services, this app performs very well as a music player. However, just like with any app, Google Play Music can have its issues. Here are the most common problems among the users of this app and the potential solutions. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Duplicate Tracks Many users have duplicate tracks saved on their Play Music app. This happens a lot when music is synced from iTunes. Potential solutions: unfortunately, there is no way for Google Play Music to identify and erase duplicate...

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What Is 5G? All You Need to Know About the Next Generation of Wireless Technology

Last September, Hans Vestberg, CEO of Verizon, declared that, “5G is here!” this was an exciting announcement. 5G Wireless is a detailed set of technologies defined as “Release 15” and “Release 16” by the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project). 3GPP is some kind of organization made up of basically all telecommunications standards bodies from around the world. They share the 3G wireless definition and have agreed to go on from that point to successive generations. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Who Gets to Define 5G? 3GPP has the final say on which technologies are 5G Wireless and which ones are not. 5G is meant to come up with a sustainable industry of wireless data consumption. Its key goal is to significantly improve service quality and make...

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