T-Mobile offering a free 4K 50-inch TV when you buy a Samsung phone

Today, T-Mobile announced a new deal for new and existing T-Mobile customers. If you purchase any Samsung Flagship smartphone and add a new line of service or activate two lines of service if you’re a new customer, the carrier will give you a free Samsung 50-inch 4K TV.

In order to qualify, you need to register for the promotion online and the TV will be shipped to you at some later time. The offer will be available until free TV supply is depleted so there’s no official end date.

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It’s worth noting that T-Mobile didn’t say this was going to be a Smart TV so don’t expect one if you do want to take advantage of this deal. It may not be worth buying an extra phone and adding an extra line if you’re not going to use it just to get a free TV. Otherwise, if you are already going to buy a new Samsung phone and sign up for an extra line, then you might as well take advantage of this promotion.

To qualify, you need to purchase any Samsung flagship (Samsung Galaxy Note9, S9, S9+, S8, or S8 Active) on an Equipment Installment Plan and add a new line of service and then register to get the promotion online

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PSA: If you’ve ever used a Sennheiser headset with your Mac, it is wide open to attack

If you’ve ever used a Sennheiser headset or speakerphone device with your Mac (or Windows PC), the accompanying HeadSetup app has left your machine wide open to attack.

In what has been described as a ‘monumental security blunder,’ the app allows a bad actor to successfully impersonate any secure website on the Internet …

ArsTechnica explains.

To allow Sennheiser headphones and speaker phones to work seamlessly with computers, HeadSetup establishes an encrypted Websocket with a browser. It does this by installing a self-signed TLS certificate in the central place an operating system reserves for storing browser-trusted certificate authority roots. In Windows, this location is called the Trusted Root CA certificate store. On Macs, it’s known as the macOS Trust Store.

The critical HeadSetup vulnerability stems from a self-signed root certificate installed by version 7.3 of the app that kept the private cryptographic key in a format that could be easily extracted. Because the key was identical for all installations of the software, hackers could use the root certificate to generate forged TLS certificates that impersonated any HTTPS website on the Internet. Although the self-signed certificates were blatant forgeries, they will be accepted as authentic on computers that store the poorly secured certificate root. Even worse, a forgery defense known as certificate pinning would do nothing to detect the hack.

Although the app encrypted the key with a passphrase, the passphrase itself (SennheiserCC) was stored in plaintext in a configuration file.

“It took us a few minutes to extract the passphrase from the binary,” Secorvo researcher André Domnick told Ars. From then on, he effectively had control of a certificate authority that any computer that had installed the vulnerable Sennheiser app would trust until 2027, when the root certificate was set to expire. Dominick created a proof-of-concept attack that created a single certificate […] that spoofed Google, Sennheiser, and three of Sennheiser’s competitors.

Even if you later uninstalled the app, the certificate would still be trusted. All Mac users who have ever used the HeadSetup app should manually uninstall the certificate by following Sennheiser’s instructions. (The instructions leave out the first step, which is to ensure you’re in the Finder.)

If you still use the app, you can download the latest version of HeadSet, which should also delete the vulnerable certificate, but the safest option would be to do it manually as above first

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Fashion vs. function: Jamie Stelter on why flats are a medical must

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People always ask me about my shoes. Most people want to know where I got them, but some wonder why I would ever go on air without wearing heels.

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2003.

“Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis,” explained Dr. Harry Fischer, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. “It’s usually joints that are tender and swollen and painful, red. It’s usually certain characteristic joints, often small joints of hands and feet.”

I’ve been working with rheumatologist Harry Fischer at Mount Sinai Beth Israel for about 10 years. In that time, I’ve had fusion surgeries in my neck and foot.

But, it was a total ankle replacement that permanently took away some of the flexion in my foot.

That means no high heels.

That’s why you’ll always see me in flats or sneakers.

“Comfortable shoes are the most important thing and I think sneakers are very comfortable. Sneakers with a good arch support, you know sometimes shoes that are wide enough and comfortable enough with enough support,” said Dr. Fischer.

It’s taken years of tinkering with medications and diet and exercise regimens to be where I am now — healthy, strong and walking without pain.

But, not everyone has artificial joints or chronic disease. Maybe you just have achy knees. Thanks to brands like Margaux, finding the right shoes is easy.

“The beauty of this brand is that they’re custom made for you and will fit to your specifications to a T,” said Erica Russo, fashion director at Bloomingdale’s.

Russo recently showed us around “The Heart of Shoe York” — the new floor at the Bloomingdale’s flagship store on Lexington Avenue and 59th Street where flat shoes come in every shape, size and color.

“Fashion is having a love affair with flats. There are just so many options from the mules, to the loafers, to the sneakers, there really is something for everyone,” Russo said.

So whether you have a medical issue or you just want to be comfortable.

“Flats are not going away. They’re just going to continue to evolve and get more special,” Russo added.

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A new batch of Moto G7 renders spotted online

It is admittedly a bit early to be discussing the new Moto G generation in any depth. Still, rumors have already started pouring in, including an alleged release time frame of Q1 or the beginning of Q2 2019 and even a set of rumor-based renders.

A fresh new leak, straight from the quite reputable Twitter of one Steve, a.k.a. OnLeaks, appears to confirm many of the design traits. It consists of a huge amount of renders of what is said to be the Moto G7, showcasing a curved glass back design and a new, distinctive “teardrop” or “waterdrop” style notch. Said display is expected to boast a 6-inch diagonal, topping that of the current Moto G6. Hence, the 157 x 75.3 x 8mm (9.5mm on the camera module) Moto G7 is expected to deliver an improved screen to body ratio as well. That’s even with a still fairly wide bottom chin. After all, the Moto G line is a fairly budget one.

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While on the topic of the display, upon closer investigation, we can clearly see two cut-outs next to the selfie camera and a microphone hole on the bottom chin – elements missing from the earlier set of renders. This attention to detail does instil more confidence in the authenticity of the design. Plus, this new bath of pictures clearly shows a Type-C port on the bottom and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Lenovo has been experimenting quite a bit with the Moto family in recent years, notably skipping the Moto C, M and X lines in 2018. Quoting another reputable industry source, the G7 might come in a record four variants, probably to make up and simplify the overall Moto lineup. As per rumors: The vanilla G7, pictured here, joined by a G7 Play, G7 Plus and G7 Power.

These are all well-known Moto monikers, which do allow for some speculation and extrapolation of the order they should appear the the Moto G7 family. Though, anything is possible amid this Moto G restructure. As far as we currently know, the regular Moto G7 will come with a 6-inch, FullHD+ display, 4GB or 6GB RAM, with 64GB of storage and an undisclosed octa-core Snapdragon chipset. Other alleged specs include a 16MP + 5MP main camera setup and a 12MP selfie snapper. The whole device is powered by a 3,500 mAh battery and will run Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.

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Victoria Beckham got a last minute haircut in her car on the way to People’s Choice Awards

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Recently, Victoria Beckham was honoured with her first-ever People’s Choice Fashion Icon Award. But what is even more impressive is that the fashion icon decided to style her hair at the last minute where she got her hairstylist Ken Paves to give her a haircut in the back of a moving car en route to the award function. Come to think of it, maybe that’s exactly why she is a fashion icon.

Victoria Beckham took to Instagram and documented her super fast transformation in her Instagram stories. The star wrote, “So we are now doing hair and makeup in the car, just having a quick haircut. Why are you doing this, Ken? Was someone late today?” To which Paves replied, “I’m never late.”

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In the videos, we can see Paves leaning forward from his back seat to snip her hair while make-up artist Wendy Rose can be seen giving her a final touch-up. Isn’t her beauty squad just the stuff dreams are made of?

If you are wondering about the final look, the 44-year-old ex-Spice girl stepped out of the car only to turn heads. For the occasion, she picked a classic white blazer and matching trousers from her own brand and teamed it with a lace slip-style vest. She wore a pair of glamourous black heels to complete her look and posed for pictures with hands in her pocket.

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Deepika Padukone turns into a gorgeous Sabyasachi bride; gets Sanskrit mantra embroidered on her veil

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Decoding Deepika Padukone’s wedding ensemble. (Source: Sabyasachi/Instagram)

Deepika Padukone looked absolutely stunning as a Sabyasachi bride. The actor has always been vocal about her love for the designer’s work and it wasn’t really a surprise that she chose to wear his creations on her big day. It reminds us of the time when she revealed how during her modelling days, she used to save money to be able to buy a Sabyasachi sari someday. Dreams do come true!

ALSO READ: Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh wedding: Bollywood’s power couple looks regal in Sabyasachi

Her wedding ensembles stood out against the picturesque Lake Como, Italy. We love her Day 1 look in a kanjeevaram sari with a bold golden border from Sabyasachi. She complemented it with Sabyasachi’s signature matha patti, a choker and uncut diamond rani haar.

Her Day 2 look for Anand Karaj (Sikh wedding ceremony) was equally interesting. The red lehenga, complete with an embroidered veil and gotta patti work looked lovely on her. It was hard to miss the beautiful Sanskrit mantra, ‘Sada Saubhagyavati Bhava’, embroidered on her dupatta. It roughly translates to ‘may you always stay married’.

Decoding Deepika Padukone’s wedding ensemble. (Source: Sabyasachi/Instagram)

Deepika Padukone looked absolutely stunning as a Sabyasachi bride. The actor has always been vocal about her love for the designer’s work and it wasn’t really a surprise that she chose to wear his creations on her big day. It reminds us of the time when she revealed how during her modelling days, she used to save money to be able to buy a Sabyasachi sari someday. Dreams do come true!

ALSO READ: Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh wedding: Bollywood’s power couple looks regal in Sabyasachi

Her wedding ensembles stood out against the picturesque Lake Como, Italy. We love her Day 1 look in a kanjeevaram sari with a bold golden border from Sabyasachi. She complemented it with Sabyasachi’s signature matha patti, a choker and uncut diamond rani haar.

Her Day 2 look for Anand Karaj (Sikh wedding ceremony) was equally interesting. The red lehenga, complete with an embroidered veil and gotta patti work looked lovely on her. It was hard to miss the beautiful Sanskrit mantra, ‘Sada Saubhagyavati Bhava’, embroidered on her dupatta. It roughly translates to ‘may you always stay married’.

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Variety of healthcare entities see a bright future for AI

A survey of 500 senior healthcare executives by Optum reveals optimism on the promise of artificial intelligence, offset by the work needed to achieve results.

Participating vice presidents and C-level executives that included CEO, COO, CFO, CTO and CMOs represented hospitals, clinics and delivery systems, life sciences organizations, health insurers and employers. Nearly all the executives reported that they believe AI can make the industry more affordable and accessible.

The survey indicates a tipping point has arrived in adoption of AI in healthcare, with significant investments to be made within the next five years, resulting in positive returns on investment for employers and insurers within three years, and a ROI for hospitals in four or five years.

About 22 percent of surveyed employers already are reporting AI implementations with nearly full deployment.

Further, some surveyed health organizations already are reporting initial AI benefits, with 43 percent of these early adopters automating business processes such as administrative operations and customer service, with 36 percent using AI to detect patterns in healthcare fraud, waste and abuse; and 31 percent using AI to monitor users of Internet of Things devices such as wearable technology, says Steve Griffiths, senior vice president and COO at Optum Enterprise Analytics.

In general, however, now is the time for healthcare organizations to hone artificial intelligence skills, he notes. These include analytics, modeling, machine learning and deep learning, math skills and development of epidemiology skills to identify the causes of disease and outcomes in populations. “We will need people who would help translate strategy into actions to drive business value,” he adds.

Also See: Why organizations need to know full benefits of artificial intelligence

Health organizations of all sizes can begin to hone their skills just as larger ones are doing, Griffiths counsels. “It’s important to have a small data science team, or partner with a larger organization while training existing employees.”

Such in-house training will be necessary because getting professional help could prove difficult as the industry is experiencing a talent crunch to a degree not previously seen. Talent is needed to tackle risk contracting, total cost of care and value-based care, all of which puts a strain on the existing analytics talent.

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Organizations with resources should consider getting additional help from provider actuaries that have the math and statistical skills to conduct analytics, data science and computer sciences.

The best type of AI will be automated and operate in the background to perform tasks such as ensuring drugs are delivered in time, prior authorizations are automatically conducted and manual reviews are automated so that staff members, physicians and nurses aren’t spending their time manually reviewing charts and sending data out to insurers to get reimbursed.

The reality, Griffths concludes, is that providers will struggle for a bit as they seek to understand how they can change the tires while still driving down the road toward artificial intelligence. “This will take a corporate transformation strategy,” he believes.

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