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Amazon Ceo Jeff Bezos Issues Annual Shareholder LetterByNitish Singh-April 19, 2018.035 Figure 1 Photo Courtesy of Amazon Amazon Prime is a loyalty package providing a variety of benefits to Amazon customers as well as access to the streaming service of the company. The giant of e-commerce delivered more than 5 billion items in 2017 through Prime. The letter from Amazon’s annual shareholder was announced by Ceo Jeff Bezos earlier today. Bezos reported in 2017 saw Amazon cross 100 million members of Prime and 5 billion items delivered via the service. Before this the e-commerce giant never disclosed any detail about the number of subscribers around the globe. .241.241 Figure 2 Money Management Courtesy Picture “How do you stay ahead of ever-increasing customer expectations? There’s no way to do it – it’s a combination of a lot of things. Yet high standards (widespread and comprehensive at all levels) are definitely a big part of it, “Bezos wrote in the letter from the annual shareholder. Prime members will soon be getting access to the expansion of Whole Foods Amazon into physical grocery stores. According to Bezos the technical work is still under way. Amazon not only sold a whopping 5 billion products via Amazon Prime but also sold the greatest number of Echo devices in the history of the company. The annual letter has been published annually by Amazon since 1997 and is considered a must-read for any business professional due to the perspectives provided in it by the Amazon Ceo. The letter this year focuses on the company’s set high standards while doing its business. Bezos argues that high standards can be taught and it becomes infectious and spreads across participants once it is ingrained in an organization. He said you had to understand the expectations that you could strive for and set goals for achieving them. But they must be specific domain targets, because a company literally can not leap from one sector to another. Bezos concluded his letter stating that creating a culture of high standards is worth the effort, and that it can give business owners many benefits. Despite strong sales figures and a list of new products coming out this year Amazon shows no signs of slowing down. Recently, in collaboration with Toshiba and Insignia, they released “Fire Tv” Os smart tvs and more products will be introduced later this year, including Alexa and Echo devices. The Best Headphones To Purchase in 2019 — Hear Audio The Way It Is To Be Heard

ByVaidyanathan Subramaniam-November 13, 2019.242 A good set of headphones is a must for the highest quality of personal listening experience. Headphones have come a long way and now feature voice assistance functionality and offer sophisticated noise cancellation technology. In this contrast, however, audio quality remains the primary criterion on which headphones are measured. The quality of the recording is simply a personal preference. Others tend to be bass-heavy in their tracks while others prefer to focus on the mids. So, it’s critical that this preference represents your headphone option. Other features like canceling the noise are equally important if you often find yourself in noisy environments. Yet note that canceling noise will potentially compromise the audio quality depending on the implementation. The important aspect is battery life, if you want to go completely wireless. Wireless audio quality depends on many factors, and is generally not as reliable as wired audio.

1. Sony Wh-1000Xm3

Offer.243 Sony Wh-1000Xm3 The Sony Wh-1000Xm3 supports the superior Ldac codec offering better output than the Bluetooth aptX audio. The cancelation of noise is also the best in the business, and in this way we can conclude that Sony has overtaken Bose. On the other hand there have been some instances of ringing during voice calls but those are far and few in between. The Sony Wh-1000Xm3 is what you need if you are looking for the best headphones which cover multiple use cases and offer excellent noise cancelation. Pros: Outstanding audio quality; best-in-class noise cancellation Cons: occasional speech echo

2. Bose QuietComfort 35 Ii.244 Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series Ii) Features: Dual-mic noise rejection system; World-class noise rejection system; Alexa-enabled; Custom settings Connection: Stereo 3.5 mm (wired); Bluetooth (wireless) noise rejection system: Supported measurements (W x H x D): 6.7 x 7.1 x 3.2 in $349.00 Bose is known for offering the best possible noise rejection. The Qc 35 Ii provides three noise cancellation levels and a battery life of up to 20 hours. It has built-in Amazon Alexa for voice control or you can also call the assistant to your smartphone through Bluetooth. The Bose Connect app provides a one-stop shop to monitor all facets of your headset, including music sharing and possible improvements to the device. Canceling world class noise is just one component of the Qc 35 Ii. Wearing is also more comfortable than the Sony Xm series, and the sound sounds full and well-balanced. It’s a tough call even for us between the Sony Wh-1000Xm3 and the Bost Qc 35 Ii provided that both headphones are similarly balanced in terms of performance and size. In this case we’re going to let you be the judge so check them out and see which of these two provides a sound profile that fits your listening style. Pros: excellent quality of audio and canceling noise; Bose Connect software

3. Yamaha Hph-Mt8

.245 Yamaha Hph-Mt8 Connection: Stereo 3.5 mm (wired) Noise Cancelation: Passive Battery Life: No Dimensions (W x H x D) batteries:10.4 x 11 x 4.1 $199.99Offer.246 Bowers Wilkins P9 Signature Features: Nylon-damped cones with acoustic coating; Large surround diaphragm; Ccaw coil; Controlled acoustic air leak cushions Connection: Stereo 3.5 mm Noise Cancelation: Passive Measurements (W x H x D): 8.66 x 11.42 x 6.69 in $899.99 ? $452.99 $4447.00 If money is not a problem and you want the absolute best in that. The P9 Signature places more emphasis on consistency of pure sound than on features of fancy. Therefore, you’ll miss out on things like active wireless connectivity noise cancellation and the likes. They weigh quite a bit but still wear easily for long words of listening. Those who are looking to experience a lot of detail in their tracks will find the P9 Signature is truly up to its reputation. Instrumentation gets well differentiated and you’ll be able to hear all the nuances that are often not perceivable in other headphones on the album. Like any other studio-grade headphone, the P9 Signature has a very flat response which leaves it up to the listener on how to tun the music. Given the P9 Signature’s high-quality music production you’d do your best to feed it with high-quality music sources. If you listen to compressed audio, such as those found in Mp3s and streaming services, you may not find many advantages over other headphones. However, feed sources such as Cd audio or Flac into P9 and you’ll see it shine. That’s not to say streaming music fans won’t find any benefit — just because it won’t be sufficiently significant to justify the high price. The P9 Signature is targeted at audiophiles who can’t compromise the consistency of the audio. The P9 Signature omits all ‘ flashy ‘ functions in spite of this. The only extras that you’ll get are the use of a remote inline connector and a Lightning adapter. Pros: Outstanding audio quality; Inline Remote

5.Beyerdynamic Dt 1990 Pro

.247 Beyerdynamic Dt 1990 Pro Connection: Stereo 3.5 mm (wired) Noise Cancelation: Assisted Battery Life: No batteries current Dimensions (W x H x D): 7 x 8.5 x 4 in $598.98 The Beyerdynamic Dt 1990 Pro is clearly intended for critics. For a headphone of this quality, compressed audio like Mp3 is just not the right format. In order to drive the 250-ohm impedance of those headphones, you also need to connect the Dt 1990 Pro to a standard Dac and amp. Pros: Audio quality of professional quality; Cons: costly

6 for long hours of use. Microsoft Surface Headphone Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.68 x 8.03 x 1.89 The Microsoft Surface Headphone is the latest product to be included in the Microsoft Surface family and is designed to complement the Surface Device range. The Surface Headphones give the listener good balanced audio that envelops him. These are also incredibly comfortable to wear without any feeling of discomfort for extended periods and also provide Microsoft Cortana to monitor the features of the headphone with just your voice. The Surface Headphones also feature active noise cancelation which can be changed by simply turning the on-ear dial to match your preference. The Surface Headphones can evoke mixed reactions when it comes to audio quality depending on what your standards are. If you come from the like of Sony Xm3 or Bose Qc 35 Ii then you may find that the overall audio is a bit missing, particularly in the mids and highs. But, if you’re more into streaming music or gaming online, they do make an excellent alternative. The battery is only needed for wireless listening, and you can simply plug into a 3.5 mm jack on the Surface Headphones and enjoy music without worrying about battery life. Owing to the always-on voice assistant, the battery life at 12 hours is on the lower side but hopefully that will be addressed in a later firmware update. Pros: good audio quality for music and gaming streaming; reasonable noise cancelation Cons: low battery life; mid- and high-7 audio quality can improve. V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless

.249 V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless Features: Robust construction Superior sound quality; Steel Flex headband made of vegan leather; Clear and deep bass; Military-level performance Noise Cancelation: Passive battery life: up to 14 hours Dimensions (W x H x D): 8.5 x 11 x 3 in $258.98 V-Moda Crossfade 2 is one of the most widely used V-Moda Crossfade 2 features. For the price the Crossfade 2 is fully loaded. It is wired certified Hi-Res audio which makes it great for frequencies greater than 40 kHz. It has an Amp / Dac built-in, so you don’t need to invest in an Amp / Dac solution outside. The Crossfade 2’s Rose Gold version supports Qualcomm’s aptX codec for quality audio over Bluetooth which works over a 33-foot span. The Crossfade 2 architecture ensures passive noise cancellation that helps avoid loss of the audio quality usually seen in Anc. Pros: extremely durable design; good quality of audio over wired connections Cons: low battery life

8. Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Features: Retro design; Large frequency response; Foldable headband; Detachable cable; Designed for Apple devices Connection: Stereo 3.5 mm Noise Cancelation: Assisted battery life: No batteries present.Offer.246 Bowers Wilkins P9 Signature Features: Nylon-damped cones with acoustic coating; Large surround diaphragm; Ccaw coil; Controlled acoustic air leak cushions Connection: Stereo 3.5 mm Noise Cancelation: Passive Measurements (W x H x D): 8.66 x 11.42 x 6.69 in $899.99 ? $452.99 $4447.00 If money is not a problem and you want the absolute best in that. The P9 Signature places more emphasis on consistency of pure sound than on features of fancy. Therefore, you’ll miss out on things like active wireless connectivity noise cancellation and the likes. They weigh quite a bit but still wear easily for long words of listening. Those who are looking to experience a lot of detail in their tracks will find the P9 Signature is truly up to its reputation. Instrumentation gets well differentiated and you’ll be able to hear all the nuances that are often not perceivable in other headphones on the album. Like any other studio-grade headphone, the P9 Signature has a very flat response which leaves it up to the listener on how to tun the music. Given the P9 Signature’s high-quality music production you’d do your best to feed it with high-quality music sources. If you listen to compressed audio, such as those found in Mp3s and streaming services, you may not find many advantages over other headphones. However, feed sources such as Cd audio or Flac into P9 and you’ll see it shine. That’s not to say streaming music fans won’t find any benefit — just because it won’t be sufficiently significant to justify the high price. The P9 Signature is targeted at audiophiles who can’t compromise the consistency of the audio. The P9 Signature omits all ‘ flashy ‘ functions in spite of this. The only extras that you’ll get are the use of a remote inline connector and a Lightning adapter. Pros: Outstanding audio quality; Inline Remote

5.Beyerdynamic Dt 1990 Pro

.247 Beyerdynamic Dt 1990 Pro Connection: Stereo 3.5 mm (wired) Noise Cancelation: Assisted Battery Life: No batteries current Dimensions (W x H x D): 7 x 8.5 x 4 in $598.98 The Beyerdynamic Dt 1990 Pro is clearly intended for critics. For a headphone of this quality, compressed audio like Mp3 is just not the right format. In order to drive the 250-ohm impedance of those headphones, you also need to connect the Dt 1990 Pro to a standard Dac and amp. Pros: Audio quality of professional quality; Cons: costly

6 for long hours of use. Microsoft Surface Headphone Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.68 x 8.03 x 1.89 The Microsoft Surface Headphone is the latest product to be included in the Microsoft Surface family and is designed to complement the Surface Device range. The Surface Headphones give the listener good balanced audio that envelops him. These are also incredibly comfortable to wear without any feeling of discomfort for extended periods and also provide Microsoft Cortana to monitor the features of the headphone with just your voice. The Surface Headphones also feature active noise cancelation which can be changed by simply turning the on-ear dial to match your preference. The Surface Headphones can evoke mixed reactions when it comes to audio quality depending on what your standards are. If you come from the like of Sony Xm3 or Bose Qc 35 Ii then you may find that the overall audio is a bit missing, particularly in the mids and highs. But, if you’re more into streaming music or gaming online, they do make an excellent alternative. The battery is only needed for wireless listening, and you can simply plug into a 3.5 mm jack on the Surface Headphones and enjoy music without worrying about battery life. Owing to the always-on voice assistant, the battery life at 12 hours is on the lower side but hopefully that will be addressed in a later firmware update. Pros: good audio quality for music and gaming streaming; reasonable noise cancelation Cons: low battery life; mid- and high-7 audio quality can improve. V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless

.249 V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless Features: Robust construction Superior sound quality; Steel Flex headband made of vegan leather; Clear and deep bass; Military-level performance Noise Cancelation: Passive battery life: up to 14 hours Dimensions (W x H x D): 8.5 x 11 x 3 in $258.98 V-Moda Crossfade 2 is one of the most widely used V-Moda Crossfade 2 features. For the price the Crossfade 2 is fully loaded. It is wired certified Hi-Res audio which makes it great for frequencies greater than 40 kHz. It has an Amp / Dac built-in, so you don’t need to invest in an Amp / Dac solution outside. The Crossfade 2’s Rose Gold version supports Qualcomm’s aptX codec for quality audio over Bluetooth which works over a 33-foot span. The Crossfade 2 architecture ensures passive noise cancellation that helps avoid loss of the audio quality usually seen in Anc. Pros: extremely durable design; good quality of audio over wired connections Cons: low battery life

8. Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Features: Retro design; Large frequency response; Foldable headband; Detachable cable; Designed for Apple devices Connection: Stereo 3.5 mm Noise Cancelation: Assisted battery life: No batteries present.9. Sennheiser Hd 660 S

.251 Sennheiser Hd 660 S Features: Open-back; 150-ohm rated impedance; Detachable Ofc cables Noise Cancellation: None Battery Life: No batteries present Dimensions (W x H x D): 10.12 x 12.6 x 4.25 in $492.32 The Sennheiser Hd 6xx series is not new to the audiophile community and the latest addition to the Hd 660 S continues. The Hd 660 S provides multiple in-box connectors including 4.4 and 6.3 mm plugs. You’ll also get a 3.5 mm adapter so you can still use it with most computers. There are no spare earpads, but those used do the job well. The Hd 660 S has the excellent quality of construction and although it adds some weight, it provides a comfortable grip which does not slip on your back. The Hd 660 S is a Headphone open-back. It ensures that there is no cancelation of noise, and that what you hear will potentially be detected by others around you. And unless you’re sure you really need an open-back headphone you’ll need to think twice before you get an Hd 660 S. Yet open-back headphones provide a much truer sound representation than traditional closed-back headphones. Pros: Excellent sound quality; balanced audio Cons: low bass frequencies not reproduced adequately

10. Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2

Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 Features: Smart Power Management; Auto Play / Pause; Headset Battery Level Led Connection: Stereo 3.5 mm; Bluetooth Noise Cancelation: Assisted Battery Life: Up to 24 hours $199.00?$28.64$170.36 The Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 can evoke a variety of reactions for its appearance but there is no doubt that this is the case. Bass heads in particular would love the Backbeat Pro 2 as its bass response is really high — so high that you may need to change the Eq to make it sound more balanced. For the price you get a good set of features like active noise cancelation up to 24 hours of music playback; and long-range Bluetooth Class 1 that can enable wireless streaming up to 100 m away. Playback controls can be mounted on the left ear cup along with a noise cancellation toggle. The right cup has a Bluetooth pairing slider to continue, and also a call-taking button. To get a little more battery life you should turn off the active noise cancellation. The headphone also supports auto play and pause if you put on and take off respectively. Given its large size the Backbeat Pro 2 does not cause any discomfort and can be worn without problems for long hours. The Backbeat Pro 2 offers excellent price performance particularly if you’re a bass lover. Surprisingly enough, the bass seems to control more over Bluetooth than a wired connection. The extra bass also has a positive side effect of being able to listen for longer periods to the music with dominant tops. Cancelling harmful noise works well. It’s not as great as something a Bose QuietComfort 35 can do but succeeds in getting the job done for the price. Plantronics says that the Backbeat Pro 2 can last for a single charge of up to 24 hours, which is very impressive. The charging takes some time but it’s well worth the trade-off. Before setting out to explore the wilderness, you can simply charge him overnight. If you cater to the styling and heavy bass signature the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 is the best headphone with noise cancellation under $200. Pros: very good audio quality; Active noise cancellation; Long battery life Cons: Bass-heavy sound signature Noise Cancelation: Passive battery life: No batteries present Dimensions (W x H x D): 6.69 x 7.48 x 3.15 in $150.00 Grado is a well-known name for audio enthusiasts and the Sr125e is one of the most affordable headphones in the company offering great audio performance. The Sr125e sports a minimalistic look without all the whistles and bells found in some of the other models. The Sr125e is also open-back, meaning that you will enjoy a more expansive soundstage than traditional headphones. This also means that noise cancelation is not available, however, and those seated next to you can hear anything you replay. Combined with the open-back style, the design language means the Sr125e is more suitable for indoor use than outdoors. Also the Sr125e is very lightweight, and you can wear them without problems for considerably longer periods. Pros: Equilibrated sound; Comfortable to wear Cons: No active noise cancellation Dear readers who sum up our options for the best available headphones in 2019. As always listening habits vary greatly from person to person, so before buying we always suggest that you try one out at a local shop. Remember that the best quality doesn’t necessarily mean the most costly headphone. It all depends on what kind of music you listen to, and your preferences about wired and wireless choices. We hope this article has answered the need to buy a pair of quality headphones. If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to post them in the comments below and we will be getting back to you as soon as possible.

ByNitish Singh-August 10, 2018.254 Figure 1 Picture Courtesy of Sony’s PlayStation Live streaming service Cnet users will now be able to access Fx+ content including new Fx originals and older shows. The add-on was announced earlier today by a Twitter account from Sony Playstation. Despite cord cutting on the rise, Sony makes access to popular TV content simpler for PlayStation Vue users without a cable connection. Psvue users will be able to access Fxcontent via a paid add-on starting today. With a price tag of $6 a month, Fx+ on Ps Vue costs the same as its standalone equivalent. It’s an ad-free experience that includes popular Tv content. The paid upgrade is eligible for all subscription options for Sony Ps Vue including the Access Core Elite and Ultra. Fx+ contains all of the new Fx Fxx content and its older content, along with some older shows of home production. The agreement between Sony and Fx comes shortly after the channel has extended to all US cable subscribers. Fx+ is available on Ps Vue now! New add-on gives ad-free on-demand access to 1000 + episodes of Fx Originals: ? ? American Horror Story ? ? It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia ? ? Atlanta ? ? Legion ? ? Archer ? ? Sons of Anarchy and more pic.twitter.com/4fFwemPiql — PlayStation (@PlayStation) August 9 2018 Ps Vue received a price update recently which raised the prices of four of its core subscription plans by $5 from July 24. Adding the latest Fx addition makes Sony’s live streaming service even more costly than it has already been. Certain live TV providers such as DirecTv Now YouTube Tv and Sling Tv have also recently also hiked their subscription plans. Grip.

Mobile shopping applications evaluation study The security and privacy issues

All 60 of the applications tested are susceptible to reverse engineering. This means that a scammer may build imposter apps and steal shoppers ‘ data or money. 92 per cent (55) of apps do not protect or encrypt sensitive data communications. This opens the possibility of middle attacks and data capture of a successful man. 70 per cent (42) of devices do not securely store sensitive data. Potentially, malware might access the data and exfiltrate it to the malicious actor. 48 per cent of all iOs platform apps (29) are vulnerable to fraudulent code tampering transactions. 97 percent of Android apps and 83 percent of iOs apps did not receive a passing grade of protection. The most important privacy threats in the iOs were the device console logging of information (100 percent of the apps) capability to screenshot the entire user interface (97 percent) and monitor the iOs pasteboard (83 percent). The most common privacy threats for Android were weak content delivery (83 per cent) and risky beacon communications (27 per cent). .257 The overriding Ssl and Tls chain validation during authentication (100 percent) implementing swizzling Api calls (97 percent) connecting via H? (100 percent) and using embedded compiled libraries (93 percent) represented the top critical risks for the security iOs. On Android apps 83 percent require WebView to execute JavaScript code 80 percent allows the name of the packaging device to be spoofed and 83 percent does not validate Ssl Certificates. .258 Zimperium does not name the apps used in this investigation because the purpose of the study is to raise awareness, and does so. Consumers are advised to consider these findings and try to limit their purchases through mobile platforms and instead choose other means. If you still want to indulge in shopping through your mobile at least use a robust security solution that will help you detect and stop malicious activity on your app. TorGuard Vpn Sues NordVpn for DdoS and Blackmailing

ByBill Toulas-May 30 2019.259 Figure 1 Photo Credits: Vecteezy TorGuard has raised serious allegations against NordVpn. NordVpn denies all claims and assumes that TorGuard feared exposure of a security flaw. The Vpns world is a highly competitive one, and a environment in which many factors come into play. The latest news paints a picture that doesn’t respect the industry, from off – the-record conversations to shady DdoS attacks. TorGuard decided to sue NordVpnallegations included the theft of sensitive trade secret information coordinated attack against technical infrastructure and blackmailing in the related lawsuit filed to the Us District Court of Florida. Last Friday TorGuard lodged an associated lawsuit against NordVpn in Florida’s Middle District. — TorGuard (@TorGuard) May 27, 2019 According to TorGuard NordVpn, working together with C-7, who worked TorGuard at the time, managed to steal confidential business information from them. C-7 is currently a NordVpn affiliate with several workers jumping ship to ship one to another. Having information on a security flaw in their possession NordVpn sent a representative to TorGuard and asked tech experts who are associated with TorGuard for positive YouTube feedback otherwise they would expose the flaw. TorGuard argues that their users were not affected by the particular weakness since it was located on theirs non-operational server. However NordVpn offers another version of the same story. Within their corresponding blog post they speak about a responsible disclosure of a critical vulnerability that could jeopardize the protection of users of TorGuard. They also deny any connection to the Canadian web design business and find it amusing to be accused of DdoS since no evidence links them to the allegations. As NordVpn says all of these allegations are entirely fabricated and they claim that TorGuard was afraid that they might want to publicly disclose their serious flaws that they were not intending to do anyway. Because of the jurisdiction dispute that underpins this action, we’ll probably never be able to learn the details of what actually happened as the three entities ‘ attorneys won’t be called upon to state their case. If TorGuard attempted to hide its vulnerability behind a lawsuit or NordVpn pursued unethical business practices, in the future it will remain to be seen and proven.