Numerous benefits make Clenbuterol a popular steroid

Clenbuterol was formerly intended for people suffering from breathing disorders. People with chronic asthma take this drug for relaxed breathing. It works by opening up the lungs for providing aid in an asthmatic’s breathing. Besides being a bronchodilator, it also works as a stimulant. It has identical effects as ephedrine. Like ephedrine, this medicine increases blood pressure in the process of inspiring the central nervous system. When compared to other stimulants the impacts of this supplement is more long lasting and more potent. Additionally, this medicine is also thermogenic, meaning it produces heat by motivating the metabolism of the user.

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The right amount of dosages

Most commonly the doses in a Clen cycle increases as the usage moves forward. A proper dosing schedule is needed for reducing the risks of side effects as improper doses can be dangerous. Irrespective of your experience with this supplement the initial starting point for cutting cycles remains the same. Males who supplement this medicine finds 40mcg daily to be the perfect starting dose whereas women find themselves well served at 20mcg each day. When you can tolerate this dose you can increase the amount by 20mcg daily. With habit being formed you take 3 – 4 Clenbuterol tablets in a day.

The best time to take your pills or liquid is early in the morning or just before a workout. Consuming this medicine later may cause insomnia. It is particularly important to monitor any negative reactions or side effects. Increasing the amount of dosage is only recommended to users who can adjust well to the increasing doses. Moreover, females’ reaction to this drug is stronger compared to males that’s why their dosing levels are required to be monitored more closely. For men, the extreme dose will be 140mcg each day and women find 100mcg daily to supply them with all their needs.

Proper cycles

Liquid Clen cycles are found in various forms but among them the most commonly used cycles are a couple of days on/a couple of days off, 2 weeks on/2 weeks offand non-stop usage of the dosage that increases all through the cycle. The 2 days on/2 days off cycle is known as bursting cycle and this process is simple. You take a high dosage of this drug for a couple of days, then take nothing for the subsequent two days and begin the cycle again. This cycle can be continued for months but this cycle is not very popular as it doesn’t make the best use of your potential.

The more effective cycle is a couple of weeks on/couple of weeks off for its effectiveness on body fat and easy to follow routine. In this cycle you start with 20mcg -40mcg and then increase the dosage till you reach the maximum dosage of 100mcg -140mcg. When you finish the two week period you do not take this medicine and restart after a couple of weeks. If you have finished the last cycle at 100mcg then you will start the next cycle at 140mcg. Some people in order to get the maximum outcomes take 3-4 Clenbuterol tablets per day.

Hayo’s Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API

Sometimes I miss the Kinect. It was such a breakthrough device, yet it didn’t go anywhere. But it inspired a lot of entrepreneurs, including the team behind Hayo. This new device lets you set up virtual buttons on a table to control all your connected objects.

Hayo recently announced there will be an API so developers can play with the company’s image recognition technology. Some people already want to use Hayo for games, others for their shops. There are many possibilities, and I can’t wait to see how developers are going to use this new input device.

Brian already wrote about the device, and the company is now live on Indiegogo — in fact, the campaign will certainly reach its goal today. The device is shipping later this year and currently costs $219 on Indiegogo.

I played with a prototype at a TechCrunch meetup in Barcelona and I was quite impressed by the technology behind it. You can put the tube-shaped device on a table and tap on a specific area to turn on the lights, pause the music and more.

 Hayo isn’t a complicated device. In fact, the first prototype was just a Kinect and a few electronic components inside a Pringles can. But the magic happens on the company’s servers. The startup has been working on image and signal processing for years.

The device creates a depth map with a bunch of sensors and then sends data to a server. The server analyzes the data using the company’s image processing algorithms. If a user triggered something, Hayo can then send a message back to the device. Finally, the device talks with the connected devices around your home to control them.

In my testing, this could provide a nice alternative to voice-powered interfaces like Alexa, Google Home or Siri. We tried using it with Philips Hue lights and a Sonos speaker. You can use objects as “phantom switches” or maybe print some buttons to pin them up. But I’m even more interested in other use cases that will go beyond the smart home.

Using Growth Hormone Combined with Steroid Cycles

Hormone injections are quite popular among bodybuilders. However, there is also this persistent debate as whether hormonal injections are same as taking supplements for various purposes. Chemically, these belong to different categories. Hormones such as HGH are produced by recombinant DNA technology in genetic laboratories. Scientists actually combine two or more DNA strands to produce a genetic information template similar to the effects of endogenous hormones. On the other hand, most supplements are various chemical compounds designed to trigger various hormonal and other mechanisms inside the body.

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Pay attention

As common experience in the physical circuit suggests, one should combine the potency of hormones with supplements carefully to achieve the desired results. The best and only way to do this is to depend on adequate research backed by verifiable scientific data. Look up a proper, resourceful website with all the information available. You should be able to make an informed decision always, especially in matters related to health. Visit the preferred service page to check out the pros and cons of using HGH combined with steroid cycles.

Things to note

Go through available scientific data to understand the way these products are supposed to act inside the body. Information such as these allows the allocation of stacking chemicals without damaging the interaction balance between the various elements of your stack. It is important to note that injecting genetic products in excess can mess up with the basic physiology of a body. Severe side effects reported include hampered brain functions, renal, and heart failures. As with anything so potent, it is crucial that proper precaution should be observed.

A common trend among bodybuilders is to combine androgenic supplements with growth hormones for optimum muscular inflation. While this is definitely achievable, yet one should be cautious about the entailed side effects as well. You can find several rich sources of genuine information regarding the use of supplements. These include chat forums, social media, and community discussion boards.

Making informed decisions

Chances are that all your existing questions are already answered by someone. In case, you got something unique to know, the chat forums are always open for posting new threads by members. Not only can you have useful information, but also use the contacts to chart your progress. Needless to mention, it is imperative that an individual expends sufficient physical training all the time. Many people seem to harbor the misconception that supplements have miraculous effects that automatically settle in the body. This is totally wrong because unless one uses up the boost of stamina and internal hormone triggers, the purported positive effects tend to show up as negative side effects.

Only a conscious commitment to real health can help one to avoid circumstances like these. In using HGH combined with steroid cycles, it is always important to keep a close note on the personal body clock symptoms. Observe how your body is responding to the drug after the preliminary discomfort for adjustments is over. Then again, once your system accepts the chemical, it is also necessary to avoid building up tolerance as this can lead to addictive dependency.

Floodgate closes sixth fund with $131 million

Floodgate, a Palo Alto, Ca.-based early stage venture capital firm, has raised $131 million for its sixth fund, according to an SEC filing that shows the 11-year-old firm turned to just eight investors for the capital commitments.

Though small by today’s fundraising standards, the fund reflects a bit of a departure for the firm, whose fifth fund closed with $76 million in 2014. (Its fourth fund similarly closed with $75 million and its third closed with $73.5 million.)

Floodgate doesn’t typically make announcements around its fundraises.

The firm was originally founded by Mike Maples, who cofounded and took public an Austin, Tex.-based software company, Motive, before jumping into venture capital.

Ann Miura Ko, once an analyst at CRV, joined Maples soon after as a cofounding partner in 2008.

The firm also counts as investors Iris Choi, Arjun Chopra and Ryan Walsh.

 Floodgate typically backs very early-stage companies in both the Bay Area and in Austin.

Some of its newest bets include LabDoor, a startup that tests and rates supplements (we wrote about it here); MissionU, a still-stealth education startup; legal discovery startup TextIQ (more on the company here), and a Mexico City-based delivery startup called Rappi.

Some of its most recent exits include the sale of Kanjoya, a cloud workforce intelligence startup, to Ultimate Software for undisclosed terms; the sale of the self-publishing platform Pronoun to MacMillan for an undisclosed sum; and the sale of the software development tool company Xamarin to Microsoft. (The terms were never publicly disclosed, but a WSJ source pegged the amount at between $400 million and $500 million.)

Floodgate’s other bets include the ride-hailing company Lyft; the digital lifestyle media company Refinery 29; the freelance labor force app TaskRabbit; Demandforce (which sold to Intuit for roughly $420 million in cash in 2012); and Twitter, which went public in late 2013.

One bitcoin is now worth more than one ounce of gold

For the first time ever, the price of one bitcoin has surpassed the price of one ounce of gold.

While today’s swap can be attributed to a good day for bitcoin (up ~3%) and a bad day for gold (down ~1.3%), the big picture is that bitcoin has more than doubled in the last year (up ~185% from a year ago) while gold is essentially trading exactly at the price it was a year ago.

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Even though bitcoin and gold are both thought of as alternative assets, they don’t usually trade in correlation.

Still, it’s notable that bitcoin has (at least temporarily) surpassed the price of gold. Gold is quite literally the “gold standard” of alternative assets, often used by investors to hedge against potential losses in more traditional assets like real estate and the stock market.

 When it was first launched, many said bitcoin would eventually replace gold as the preferred alternative asset and store of value for investors. This hasn’t happened yet for many reasons, including the fact that it’s still complicated to invest in bitcoin, as well as its volatile price history. So today’s price swap could be a sign that more mainstream investors are allocating at least some portion of their alternative investment portfolio to bitcoin.

And it may become much easier to invest in bitcoin very soon, as the SEC is about to announce whether they will approve the Winklevoss bitcoin ETF, which would be the first bitcoin ETF in a U.S market, and make it much easier for both Wall Street and regular investors to buy the digital currency.

Last week bitcoin hit an all-time high, partially due to speculation regarding the ETF, and partially because of other factors which you can read about here.

Nokia to Supply Xiaomi With Fibre-Optic Network and a ‘Private Cloud’

Nokia has inked a deal with Xiaomi to deploy a fibre-optic network to link seven of its data centres in Beijing. The new network is claimed to reduce the bottlenecks in the Chinese conglomerate’s data transport network by interconnecting its data centres and creating a ‘private cloud’.

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The fibre-optic network solution will be deployed to connect seven data centres in the Beijing area. Nokia in a statement added that the implementation would help Xiaomi offer higher-speed, lower-latency Internet services to its customers. The financial details of the deal are not known but Nokia is providing Xiaomi with its data centre interconnect (DCI) solution, based on the company’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) and managed by the Network Services Platform. The company has been providing similar solutions to large enterprises such as financial institutions, healthcare providers and ‘webscale’ companies.

 Drazen Lukic, head of China IP and Optical Networks Business Group at Nokia, said in statement, “As large enterprises in China and around the world look to take advantage of the benefits of private cloud, Nokia’s data center interconnect solution offers an ideal way of bringing together geographically distributed assets to form a single, high-performance cloud. This initiative is enabling Xiaomi to maximize network capacity, address fast-growing traffic demands and enjoy the flexibility of the cloud with the security, reliability and performance of a private network.”

This project also highlights Nokia’s earlier announced strategy to expand its customer base outside of the smartphone industry, and focus on network sales. Nokia sold its mobile business to Microsoft in 2014, and in late-2016, gave HMD Global the rights to make smartphones under its brand name. The company first launched the Nokia 150, then the Nokia 6 in January, and unveiled the Nokia 3310 (2017), Nokia 3, and Nokia 5 last night in Barcelona.

D-Wave’s $15 million quantum computer runs a staggering 2,000 qubits

For D-Wave, the path to quantum computers being widely accepted is similar to the history of today’s computers. The first chips came more than 30 years ago, and Microsoft’s Basic expanded the software infrastructure around PCs.DWave's 2000q quantum computer

Quantum computers are a new type of computer that can be significantly faster than today’s PCs. They are still decades away from replacing PCs and going mainstream, but more advanced hardware and use models are still emerging.

“A lot of that is unfolding and will have a similar dramatic change in the computing landscape,” Vern Brownell, D-Wave’s CEO, said in an interview.

D-Wave is the only company selling a quantum computer. It sold its first system in 2011 and is now pushing the speed limits with a new quantum computer called the D-Wave 2000Q, which has 2,000 qubits.

The 2000Q is twice the size of its current 1,000-qubit D-Wave 2X, which is considered one of the most advanced computers in the world today. A price tag for the 2000Q wasn’t available.

The 2000Q is thousands of times faster than its predecessor and is leagues ahead in performance compared to today’s PCs. The specialized computer, valued at roughly $15 million, will first ship out to Temporal Defense Systems, which will use the system to tackle cybersecurity threats.

D-Wave’s quantum computers are being already used by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Google, NASA, and Lockheed Martin. D-Wave’s goal is to upgrade all those systems.

The ultimate goal is to develop a universal quantum computer that could run all computing applications, much like PCs, but researchers agree that type of quantum computer still decades away.

But like PCs, users first need to start feeling comfortable with quantum computers, and Brownell hopes D-Wave’s systems will ultimately be available to the masses via the cloud. IBM has already made its 5-qubit quantum computer available through the cloud to anyone who wants to play with it.

“To really flourish we have to make it easy to consume,” Brownell said. The cloud will provide developers with a headache-free way to play with qubits without buying the expensive hardware.

There are many types of quantum computers under development, and D-Wave’s system is based on the paradigm of quantum annealing. The computer delivers possible outcomes to a problem by deploying a magnetic field to perform qubit operations.

IBM is working on a different type of quantum computer based on the gate model, which is considered advanced but more complicated to achieve. Microsoft is trying to make a quantum computer based on a new topology and a particle that is yet to be discovered.

D-Wave and IBM were once squabbling, disputing each others’ approaches to a quantum computer. But they are now showing each other respect and have a common goal of speeding up the release of quantum computers. A long-term computer replacement is needed as today’s PCs reach their limits, and quantum computers could be the answer.

D-Wave doesn’t have a particular religious persuasion on what may be considered the right form of quantum computing, Brownell said. The annealer was a quick way to quantum computing and can be injected into today’s demanding workloads.

“We believe in all approaches. My belief in the future is there will be different types of quantum computers,” Brownell said. The company’s view is similar to using different types of chips like CPUs, GPUs, and FPGAs for different workloads, with each of them having their own benefits, Brownell said.

Some applications for D-Wave’s quantum computer include machine learning, financial simulations, and coding optimization. For example, the quantum computers could be used to build classifiers for better speech recognition or labeling of images, Brownell said. Algorithms play a big role in making D-Wave’s quantum computers effective.

“Our belief is that machine learning is the killer app for quantum computing,” Brownell said.

Quantum computers calculate differently than today’s computers, which store data in the states of 1 and 0. Quantum computers use qubits, which can store data in the form or either or both simultaneously and in states beyond that. The qubit’s flexibility allows quantum computers to do more calculations simultaneously.

Quantum computers harness the laws of quantum mechanics to achieve various states, but qubits can also be finicky, which is why they have been a scientific challenge for decades. Qubits are unstable and can quickly go out of control, which could break a computing cycle. Researchers are trying to address issues by putting qubits in controlled environments and exerting more control over qubit behavior.

Adding more qubits and new features, like quantum annealing control, has helped speed up and stabilize the D2000Q. D-Wave will speed up its quantum computers with more qubits every 18 months, a rough timeline that Intel follows to advance its PC and server chips.

D-Wave is also trying to get programmers on board to write applications for its quantum computer. It has released Qbsolv, an open-source tool that can break down code to work with the quantum computer. The tool also has interfaces so applications written using popular machine-learning frameworks like TensorFlow and Caffe work with the quantum computer.

Google begins live testing of Instant Apps that load without installation

At last year’s I/O conference, Google demonstrated a sneak peak of an exciting new initiative that lets users interact with pieces of an app without needing to go through the whole download process. Called Android Instant Apps, it was designed to streamline the process of installing apps, and now Google is finally ready to let us try it out.android instant apps

While only available in a “limited test” with just four developers—BuzzFeed, Wish, Periscope, and Viki—Instant Apps could dramatically change the way we interact with apps on our phones. For example, under the current system, if someone sends you a link to an item for sale in the Wish app and you don’t have it installed on your phone, you would be first redirected to the Play Store, where you would need to download and install the app, find it on your phone, open it, type in the item, and hit search. With Instant Apps, tapping the link would automatically bring up that page in the app, whether it’s installed on your phone or not. From there you could buy it or save the link to your home screen, all without needing to go through the whole tedious download process.

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With the Wish Instant App, you can view and pay for an item without downloading the full version.

Furthermore, Google demonstrated a situation where a user could feed a parking meter without needing to waste time or data downloading the app first. Of course, if you wanted to download the full app, you could, but the process is designed to remove friction from what should be quick interactions. It’s kind of like opening web apps or Chrome Custom Tabs, but with much more power behind it. As Google explains, the experience isn’t watered down or minimalized in any way. Rather, the user will be using the full app, just targeted to the specific bit they requested:

“To develop an instant app, you’ll need to update your existing Android app to take advantage of Instant Apps functionality and then modularize your app so part of it can be downloaded and run on-the-fly. You’ll use the same Android APIs and Android Studio project.”

Google promises that full Instant Apps SDK will be available “in the coming months.”

Instant Apps will work on Android versions going all the way back to Jelly Bean, but It’s unclear how widespread the rollout for testing is or how Google will be soliciting feedback from users. When we tried to open a Wish link, it still sent us to the Play Store to download the full app.

Android Instant Apps have the potential to truly revolutionize the way we use and discover apps on our phones, especially those with limited space or running older versions of Android. Developers are constantly looking for ways to reach more users with their apps, and Instant Apps is the perfect way to do it, offering a lightweight, universal experience that doesn’t require the download of an app you might not have space for.

This story, “Google begins live testing of Instant Apps that load without installation ” was originally published by Greenbot.

Severe vulnerability in Cisco’s WebEx extension for Chrome leaves PCs open to easy attack

Anyone who uses the popular Cisco WebEx extension for Chrome should update to the latest version pronto. Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy recently discovered a serious vulnerability in the Chrome extension that leaves PCs wide open to attack.5018939048 1240b02422 o

In older versions of the extension (before version 1.0.3) malicious actors could add a “magic string” to a web address or file hosted on a website. The magic string was designed to remotely activate the WebEx browser extension. Once the extension was activated the bad guys could execute malicious code on the target machine.

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 It’s a good idea for anyone who uses this extension to make sure it’s updated to the latest version given the severity of the vulnerability. To start type chrome://extensions into the Chrome address bar and hit Enter. Next, scroll down until you see the entry for the Cisco WebEx Extension—extensions are organized alphabetically. To the right of the extension name you should hopefully see version 1.0.5, as pictured above.

If you don’t, you can do one of three things.

The first is to uninstall the extension by clicking the garbage can icon, and then reinstall it from the Chrome Web Store. The second method is to check the Developer mode box in the top right corner of the chrome://extensionspage. That will reveal a button in the top right corner called Update extensions now. Click that, and you should be all set.

It’s not clear if version 1.0.5 offers any significant protection against the threat Ormandy describes. Apparently, all version 1.0.3 did was offer a pop-up anytime that magic code was used, according to Cloudfare security researcher Filippo Valsorda. That puts the onus on the user to make sure they really want to be using WebEx when that pop-up appears.

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That brings us to the last solution. If you’d rather not bother with the extension it’s also possible to use a temporary, downloadable desktop program each time you want to use WebEx. That may not be convenient, but it’s an alternative.

Ormandy’s discovery raised enough eyebrows that Mozilla blocked WebEx for Firefox. At this writing, version 1.0.3 of the extension (released on Tuesday, January 24) was in the Firefox add-ons catalog; however, as Mozilla has yet to review the updated extension it can’t be installed on the mainstream version of Firefox 43 and up.

Court denies U.S. government appeal in Microsoft’s overseas email case

A U.S. appeals court will not reconsider its groundbreaking decision denying Department of Justice efforts to force Microsoft to turn over customer emails stored outside the country.DOJ

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a 4-4 decision Tuesday, declined to rehear its July decision that denied the DOJ access to the email of a drug trafficking suspect stored on a Microsoft server in Ireland. Microsoft has been fighting DOJ requests for the email since 2013.

The DOJ has argued that tech companies can avoid valid warrants by storing customer data outside the U.S.

Judges “readily acknowledge the gravity of this concern,” but the 31-year-old U.S. Stored Communications Act (SCA) doesn’t allow worldwide search under a U.S. warrant, wrote Judge Susan Carney.

“We recognize at the same time that in many ways the SCA has been left behind by technology,” Carney wrote in Tuesday’s decision. “It is overdue for a congressional revision that would continue to protect privacy but would more effectively balance concerns of international comity with law enforcement needs and service provider obligations in the global context in which this case arose.”

Back in December 2013, Magistrate Judge James Francis in the Southern District of New York authorized a search warrant for all emails and other information belonging to the Microsoft user under investigation. Microsoft filed to quash the warrant for customer data held in Dublin. It argued that U.S. courts are not authorized to issue extraterritorial warrants.

Neither Microsoft nor the DOJ was immediately available for comment.