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Dain Binder
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What is Kevin McCallister like today after being left Home Alone​?
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The InFocus Kangaroo could be just the shake-up the desktop PC market so desperately needs.
Desktop PCs aren’t exactly en vogue right now. In fact, PC sales are still in decline across the board and Windows 10 hasn’t been the sales boost computer vendors were hoping for despite its overwh...
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Shopping site eliminates $50 membership fee
The highly-funded startup thinks the move will allow it to attract a broader swath of shoppers as well as retail and brand partners.
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Amazon is flexing its e-commerce muscles to gain an edge on competitors in the video-streaming market by ending the sale of devices from Google Inc. and Apple Inc. #chromecast   #appletv Inc. is flexing its e-commerce muscles to gain an edge on competitors in the video-streaming market by ending the sale of devices from Google Inc. and Apple Inc.
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This is a business model choice from the previous business era when if your local store didn't carry it you were screwed.  If someone wants a google or apple video-streaming device, they'll find it somewhere on the internet.
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Apple has said it is taking steps to remove a malicious program found in a number of applications used by owners of iPhones and iPads in China.

It is thought to be the first large-scale attack on Apple's App Store.

The American firm said hackers had embedded a malicious code into the apps by persuading developers to use a counterfeit version of the firm's own software.

The program called XcodeGhost allows hackers to collect data from devices.

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Apple says it is taking steps to remove a malicious software program found in a number of applications used by owners of iPhones and iPads in China
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The InFocus Kangaroo could be just the shake-up the desktop PC market so desperately needs
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Back to the Future's predictions | What the 1989 movie got right and wrong about October 21, 2015 #backtothefuture  
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To be fair, they got almost all the outlandish parts right as well...

That new chocolate advert with CGI Audrey Hepburn, fingerprint scanners on phones, cars with wings, even hoverboards... 😀
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Roku unveils the Roku 4

- Quad-core processor, up to 60 fps 4K streaming; HDCP 2.2
- Optical Audio Out
- 1080p home screen and user interface
- 802.11ac MIMO Wi-Fi
- 1.5 GB RAM
- Wi-Fi Direct-enabled remote control with voice search, headphone jack and “Remote Finder” function
- Dimensions: 6.5″ x 5.5″ x 0.8″
- Weight: 0.9 lb.
- Companion app for iOS and Android with full device control

- 4K support and features to highlight 4K video
- More 4K channels at launch than competitors
- Clean, easy-to-use interface and simple remote with buttons for favorite channels like Netflix
- Faster than older Roku models
- Lots of content: 300,000 movies and TV episodes; over 3K channels
- Can now plug in stereo or sound bar
- New reset button and Remote Finder
- Supports nearly all major video services (e.g. Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Google Play, Hulu, etc.). Not involved in anti-competitive measures as it’s an independent third party.

- Price increase to $129.99 from the $99.99 Roku 3
- No update to casual gaming catalog/features to rival Apple TV’s new App Store
- Bigger! (Con for some!) Roku 4 is 6.5″ x 5.5″ x 0.8″ vs.  3.5″ x 3.5″ x 1″ for Roku 3
- Voice support is available for search, but it’s not a “smart” assistant like Apple TV’s “Siri,” or Amazon’s “Alexa”
- HBO NOW (so far) is still missing
- Without a 4K TV, not enough features to encourage current Roku owners to upgrade their hardware
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100 Most Popular #Hashtags  
Are you a fan of social networking site or want more likes and comments on your pic, status? Check these most used and popular hashtags for likes.
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Developer removes his ad-blocking app called Peace from the Apple App Store after being atop the charts #adblocker
The developer of the Peace ad-blocking app has withdrawn from the Apple App Store because of concerns about inadvertently hurting honest publishers.
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First Detailed Public Map of U.S. Internet Backbone Could Make It Stronger

Researchers dug through public records to uncover the true shape of cables at the heart of the U.S. Internet.
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  • Computer Sciences Corporation
    Business Systems Analyst, 2007 - present
    - Work with investment and insurance products offered by multiple domestic and offshore companies with business process outsourcing contracts. - Perform gap analysis to determine how a product, requirement, or new feature will fit on the current administrative system and what modifications are needed and well as a initial cost benefit review of possible modifications. - Write cost estimates for new work or modifications with input from technical staff if needed. - Create and execute test plans for system modifications. - Complete in-depth research and analysis and explain findings to internal or external clients on a range of items. - Write business specifications for system modifications and new product launches. - Review tickets opened for system issues to determine if a fix is required and if so what steps are needed. - Hold recurring conference calls with stakeholders to review and discuss new or pending work. - Analyze large data sets to extract, sort, or manipulate data as needed. - Assist client companies with development and implementation of new products, providing insight in to system capabilities and administrative ability. - Implement and create calculation tools for system deficiencies that were not cost effective to fix. - Maintain and update system processing procedures for the end user. - Identify, manage, test, and implement system fixes and enhancements. - Train administrative staff as needed. - Serve as back-up supervisor for the administrative team.
  • Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Annuity Tax Specialist, 2004 - 2007
    - Responsible for accurately reporting taxes to all annuity clients. - Accountable for reviewing (Quality Assurance) transactions processed by other departments to ensure accuracy and conformity to the Internal Revenue Service’s regulations. - Contact person for internal employees regarding tax related questions. - Liaison between legal department and other associates to keep them informed of new rulings and updates. - Created numerous software calculators and forms to increase accuracy and speed of service. - Primary contact person for all system relates issues within our unit. - Entrusted with numerous long-term and short-term projects as the project lead. - Developing business plans - Creating new workflows for numerous departments across the company - Coordinating all aspects of a project by creating a project team to include people from various departments
  • Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Annuity Service Center Representative, 2003 - 2004
    - Formerly Series 6 (Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative) licensed from the NASD (National Association of Security Dealers). - Responsible for taking phone calls to service our clients, agents, and internal employees. - Accountable for accurately taking instructions for financial transactions. - Perform in-depth research using online manuals and imaging. - Knowledgeable of the regulations for 401(k), 403(b), 401(a), 457, and IRA (Traditional, Roth, SEP, and Simple) plans. - Constantly stays abreast of current conditions and performance of the stock market. - Provide complete and accurate information on all fixed and variable annuities. - Consistently achieves above average quality assurance scores. - Received numerous awards for innovation and creative thinking from the Bright Ideas Committee. - Created a RMD (Required Minimum Distribution) calculator to increase speed and accuracy of the quotes. The calculator is currently being used across the Annuity Division. - Created a fact sheet for a new annuity product. This will be used for the product training in all areas. - Designed an easy to use product comparison chart to compare the features of variable annuities for the training department.
  • The Hartford
    Annuity Service Specialist, 2002 - 2003
    - Responsible for taking 75+ phone calls per day, servicing the representatives from Edward Jones investment company. - Accountable for accurately processing fund exchanges between variable annuity sub-accounts. - Set-up Dollar Cost Averaging, Automatic Income, and Asset Rebalancing programs; quote Death Benefits and Annuitizations. (Death quotes are calculated manually and are program generated.) - Provide complete and accurate information on all fixed and variable annuities that we sell or service. - Have been recognized by management for providing quality service. - Support five telephone teams including Morgan Stanley and Fortis Annuities (reinsured through The Hartford). - Assist processing teams by completing ownership and beneficiary changes. Also, provide support to the outbound team by placing calls to surrender companies to verify the status of 1035 exchanges and transfer/rollovers.
  • State Farm Insurance
    Property and Casualty Customer Service Representative and System Liaison, 2000 - 2002
    - Responsible for taking 25+ calls per day, servicing policyholders as well as new business. - Performed such tasks as rate quotes for automobile, homeowners, condominiums, renters, personal umbrella, boat owners, and personal article policies; policy changes, billing, coverage questions, and applications for new business. (Quotes and applications are both automated and completed manually.) - Designed and implemented easy to use Excel macro templates to print many types of ID cards and a number of documents such as insurance binders. Devised many quick reference sheets to improve the speed of service. - Set-up appointments for agents to meet with clients, as well as pre-sell all lines of insurance. - Worked with underwriting, billing, and the claims department to resolve problems or questions. - Member of quality control and team/individual performance bonus committees. - Formerly licensed: Producer of Property and Casualty Insurance by the State of Connecticut.
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Technology and startup blogger that creates Android apps and is a business systems analyst at CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation). Love backpacking, hiking, and biking.
  • Western New England College
    1998 - 1999
  • Agawam High School
    1993 - 1997
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