Google’s Pixel 5 event: how to watch today’s live stream

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Google isn’t known for keeping secrets, especially about the phones they plan to introduce. In the case of Google’s upcoming Launch Night In event, we’re looking forward to two new Pixel phones: the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4A 5G. But who knows? It’s possible that Google may be keeping some surprises up its corporate sleeve.

There have, of course, been the usual leaks. For the 5.8-inch Pixel 4A 5G, the follow-up to Google’s popular mid-priced Pixel 4A, there is talk about a Snapdragon 765G processor, a dual-camera system with a 12.2MP main lens and a 16MP ultrawide lens, and an 8MP front camera — all similar to what is being said about the Pixel 5. The latter will (possibly) add wireless charging, more RAM, and a higher IP rating among…

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This Florida Budweiser House could be yours for just $100,000

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Budweiser’s biggest fan meticulously adorned the walls and ceilings with Budweiser beer cans to display and showcase their intense love for one of America’s favorite domestic brews! Whether you keep the current decor for your Youtube beer show or decide to renovate the home, this property offers tons of entertainment potential!

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Samsung’s Premiere 4K laser projector now available, starting at $3,499

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The Premiere promises a big screen even when placed right up against a wall. | Image: Samsung

The Premiere, a 4K laser projector from Samsung that’s designed as an alternative to its high-end QLED TVs, is now available to order. There are two models: the $3,499 LSP7T which gives you up to an 120-inch projection, and the $6,499 LSP9T which goes up to 130-inches. Samsung describes both as “ultra short throw” projectors, meaning you get massive projection sizes even when the unit is placed directly in front of your wall or screen.

Maximum projection sizes aren’t the only thing separating the two projectors. The LSP9T is brighter at 2,800 ANSI lumens, compared to 2,200 ANSI lumens for the cheaper model. This obviously means it provides a brighter image, but it also means its image should be clearer when there’s more ambient light in…

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Amazon starts offering virtual classes and sightseeing tours via new Explore platform

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Amazon has launched Explore, a new platform which it promises will let you “explore anything from lessons to landmarks.” It works via a video stream, with tour guides, instructors, and personal shoppers providing one-on-one sessions. Amazon says the video is one-way, meaning only the host is on camera during the virtual experience, but the audio is two-way so you can ask questions and make requests.

The Explore page provides an idea of the range of experiences on offer. These include relatively cheap sessions like a $10, 40-minute virtual shopping experience in Ridgeland, USA, to a 45-minute virtual tour of a mansion in Lima, Peru for $70, or a $129 bagel cooking class. In some cases Amazon lists ingredients and supplies to buy before a…

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Process multiple IBM Rational Team Concert resources in IBM Rational Insight

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Learn how to use the extract, transform, and load (ETL) tool that is included with Rational Insight to process more than one IBM Rational Team Concert data source. This article explains how to perform an ETL action on multiple Rational Team Concert data sources in IBM Rational Insight using Cognos Data Manager.

How to use Rational Asset Analyzer with Rational Insight for metrics reports: Part 1. Create the custom query for data export

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You can use IBM Rational Asset Analyzer to inventory and analyze distributed applications that are composed of languages such as Java, HTML, JavaServer Pages (JSPs), and, to a limited extent, C++ and XML. Rational Insight is a cross- project and cross-product reporting tool that offers customizable control over data and performance. Used together, they help organizations understand how they're using applications and where they could reduce application maintenance costs. This article, part one of a three-part series, describes how to use these tools together by using the Rational Asset Analyzer REST interface. The example concentrates on moving data from the Rational Asset Analyzer repository and turning it into reportable metrics within Rational Insight.

Tips for deploying Rational Insight 1.0 in a large enterprise

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In preparing to deploy IBM Rational Insight performance management software in your large enterprise, you need to take into consideration the performance demands of running data-intensive reports against a wide set of heterogeneous data sources. The key is to capitalize on the division and specialization of available computing resources by distributing components strategically on different machines. This article describes the flexible options available and walks you through installing Version in an enterprise-scalable distributed topology that uses an IBM DB2 database and IBM WebSphere Application Server.

Improve the value of your CLM reports by using metrics

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The Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) is a set of seamlessly integrated applications that work together as one platform for managing the complete lifecycle of your development projects. The application and lifecycle data that your teams create collaboratively for their projects is provided to you for reporting by CLM in a data warehouse. Although CLM includes more than 200 sample reports, with the addition of either the Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence (RRDI) component or IBM Rational Insight, you get design tools for customizing CLM samples and creating your own reports. With these tools, you have access to the data in the warehouse, which is grouped into two main categories: operational data (ODS) and metrics. This article gives you an in-depth look at the metrics available and how to use them.

The World’s First Foldable PC Is Now Available To Order From Lenovo

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Last year at its Accelerate 2019 event in Orlando, Lenovo teased “the world’s first foldable PC.” They didn’t unveil the name, price tag, or ship date — just that it would be part of Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad X1 line and that it would arrive in 2020. Today, the company formally unveiled the device it’s calling the ThinkPad X1 Fold, which is available for preorder now, starting at $2,499. The Verge reports: The idea is that you can use the Fold like a large tablet when it’s fully unfolded (or divide the screen into two adjacent displays). You can prop the Fold up horizontally to use it like a full 13-inch notebook, with an optional detachable keyboard and easel stand. You can fold the thing up 90 degrees, turn it vertically, and use it like a miniature laptop (a touchscreen keyboard pops up on the bottom half). You can turn it horizontally and use it like a book, with an optional stylus. Or you can fold the whole thing up, and easily carry it around without it taking up much space in your bag. In terms of other specs, the production Fold comes with Intel’s Lakefield processors, two USB-C ports and a SIM-card slot, 8GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, and a 50Wh battery. It weighs 2.2 pounds and can come with 5G support. Lenovo also announced a bunch of Linux ThinkPads and ThinkStation PCs.

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