Pelo segundo ano consecutivo, o maior programa global para lançamento de startups Founder Institute está apoiando o International NASA Space Apps Challenge com bolsas para os mais brilhantes e talentosos “empreendedores do espaço” [spacepreneurs].O NASA Space Apps e uma competição global de 1 final de semana para originação de soluções científicas e tecnológicas usando dados abertos da NASA.Todo ano a Agência Espacial abre seus dados para mobilizar talentos do mundo todo a juntar forças e cérebros para hackear alguns dos maiores desafios que a Terra e o Espaço estão atualmente enfrentando, usando robótica, visualização de dados, design, hardware e muitas outras aplicações.O evento anual de 2018 vai ocorrer simultaneamente em +200 cidades do mundo todo do 19-21 de outubro.In 2017 mais de 25,000 talentos de 187 cidades em 69 países participaram no Hackathon internacional da NASA.Após avaliação regional dos 2.017 projetos, os finalistas foram julgados pelas comissões da NASA e Space Apps para seleção dos finalistas e ganhadores globais nas 6 categorias: “Melhor Uso de Dados”, “Melhor Uso de Hardware”, “Melhor Conceito de Missão”, “Impacto Galáctico”, “Mais Inspiracional” e “People’s Choice”.
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The non-fiction work tells the stories of 12 historical risk-takers.Back in 2016, it took me a month to get my hands on an old copy.The 89-year-old book delves into the lives of 12 famous — and infamous — historical adventurers, malcontents, and non-conformists.I was put on the waitlist and, about a month later, finally obtained Bolitho's account of the lives of 12 "wanderers."I was careful to keep it away from the sand when I began to read it on the beach one cold, windy weekend.Subjects include big names like Alexander the Great, Christopher Columbus, Giacomo Casanova, the Prophet Muhammad, Napoleon I, Isadora Duncan, and Woodrow Wilson, as well as slightly less famous characters like Lola Montez, Alessandro Cagliostro and Lorenza Seraphina Feliciani, Charles XII of Sweden, Lucius Sergius Catilina (also known as Catiline), and Napoleon III.
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Telecoms.com periodically invites third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues.In this piece Alan Bentley, President, Global Strategy at Blancco looks at the success of the secondary device market but warns against data security complacency.The secondary smartphone market continues to grow, delivering new revenues and new opportunities to every one of its stakeholders.In fact, according to Counterpoint Research, the market for refurbished smartphones is now growing faster than for new smartphones.Last year, according to Persistence Market Research, the secondary device market was worth US$19 billion, and is set to more than double in size and reach a valuation of US$44 billion by 2026.That’s impressive scale for a process that started to keep used old devices out of landfill (which remains a critical focus for the secondary market today).
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Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.The name change was launched with widespread PR and a multifaceted marketing campaign.Related: How to Make Your Brand Explode Rather Than Your Brain: Tips for Choosing the Right Name for Your CompanyWhile most people are aware of high-profile company name changes, they rarely follow to see how it affected the performance.Yet, the move to rename a company is not that uncommon.Last year, Verizon bought Yahoo and developed the name "Oath."
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AI is becoming more prevalent across digital aspects of business, but not every customer is thrilled with the new technology.In its fourth annual “Creepy or Cool” survey, RichRelevance found that only 32 percent of respondents felt OK about AI.The vast majority, 81 percent, believe organizations have an obligation to tell customers when and how AI is being put to use.The whole team should discuss what level of detail will be comfortable for readers.What’s impressive to see in a targeted email?The entire point of leveraging machine learning is to uncover connections between seemingly disparate dots.
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The Dell UltraSharp U4919DW is the first QHD 49-inch ultra-wide monitor on the market, and it has me more excited about monitors than I’ve been in a while.Other ultra-wide displays with a 32:9 screen ratio only have a 1080p vertical resolution.The result is a wide, but short user interface.But in Dell’s case, the solution is more pixels and a better viewing angle.Here’s what is so different about the U4919DW compared to other 32:9 ultra-wide monitors: it’s a dual QHD monitor with a resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels.Besides that enormous display resolution, you’ll be immersed by whatever is on-screen, thanks to the 3800R curvature with 109 pixels-per-inch and 100 percent sRGB support for accurate colors.
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Ultra-wide monitors are overwhelming yet impressive to behold, and Dell thinks it has made one that will appeal to all types of professionals.The new U4919DW UltraSharp 49-inch curved monitor nods to the massive gaming monitors made by Samsung, MSI, and others, but it adds a workplace spin while upping the resolution to QHD.Dell describes the U4919DW as the equivalent of two 27-inch monitors stuck together, and its dual mode cements that comparison.Users can fill the entire screen with their desired programs, or they can split it down the middle so the display literally looks like a beast with two heads—two different screens sitting side by side on a single stand.Alienware m15 laptop sports thinnest Dell gaming design, Nvidia Max-Q GPUsWhile one person could use this monitor and bask in its 5120×1440-resolution glory on their own, Dell designed it to accommodate two people (or two digital work spaces).
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The failed launch of the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft with two space fliers aboard adds a new chapter to an already long story of mishaps and failures besetting the Russian space industry, according to space safety experts.However, it points to serious underlying problems that undermine trust in the space power, Tommaso Sgobba, the president of the International Association of the Advancement of Space Safety, told Space.com.In March this year, the website Parabolic Arc calculated that over the past 30 years, Russian launchers failed 60 times — that averages to two failures a year.[In Photos: Space Station Crew's Harrowing Abort Landing After Soyuz Launch Failure]Among the more prominent fiascos of the past decade are three losses of the robotic Progress M vehicle that delivers supplies to the International Space Station, two satellites for Europe's Galileo satellite navigation constellation placed into an incorrect orbit, and the debacle of Phobos Grunt — an ambitious Mars sample-return mission that crashed into the Pacific Ocean two months after launch.All of the three losses of the Progress M cargo vehicle, which took place in 2011, 2015 and 2016, were later traced to problems with the third stage of the Soyuz rocket.
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In-house agencies are increasingly on the rise, swiping all facets of advertising work historically handled by traditional shops including creative, strategy, media, social, production, influencer marketing, experiential efforts—everything.So much so, according to a new report from the Association of National Advertisers, that it seems to be a trend far too pervasive for any external agency to ignore.Today, the ANA released findings from a survey of its member brand marketers—78 percent of which reported that they now have some form of in-house operations, compared to 58 percent in 2013 when the ANA last researched this topic and 42 percent in 2008.For 44 percent of survey respondents, those operations have been established within the last five years.Additionally, nearly all respondents (90 percent) said the workload of their in-house agencies has increased within just one year—65 percent of them noted in the report that it has increased “a lot” while another 25 percent said it has grown “a little.” The study showed that 58 percent of respondents reported that more than half of all of their marketing efforts are done in-house.Verizon chief creative officer Andrew McKechnie added in a statement that his company’s in-house agency launched in 2017 and today “is crucial to the customer experience across all touch points—mobile, digital, retail, etc.”
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The corporate world is inherently square: compartmentalized, rigid and distant.I’m not saying that convention is wrong—some people are perfectly happy living and working in this safe environment—as a creative-minded person, it was just never going to work for me and it’s not the best environment for creativity to thrive.Nothing kills creativity like showing people you don’t trust them.He was informed that he should show up if he wanted to “remain in the good graces” of the CEO.Above all, we just wanted to focus on being creative instead of filling out timesheets and going to meetings.That means transcending customary workplace drama sometimes.
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Now that this year’s Fashion Weeks in London, Milan, New York, and Paris have all come to a close, many people are questioning the role of a runway show in today’s age, and whether it could be brought into the twenty-first century.For others, this goes against the very purpose of a runway show, and they vow never to break the traditions of their industry.Most brands have already broken down some of the traditional exclusivity of runway events by live-blogging and live-streaming events – 35m users engaged with Paris Fashion Week 2017 via Instagram.This provides a sharp contrast to the idea that a runway show is exclusively for press, buyers, and selected VIPs.A key challenge facing brands is the traditional lag between a runway show and the collection being made available, which is seen to be at odds with the “see it, buy it now” culture pervading online fashion.The challenge for brands is keeping their customers engaged – a task made more difficult by the rise in pure play retailers recreating catwalk looks and making them available far sooner.
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Google's Cloud division and digital transformation firm Atos have today launched their first artificial intelligence (AI) innovation lab, in a move backed by UK ministers.Atos said the London AI lab will bring together experts from across public and private sectors to collaborate on innovation initiatives, with the solutions built there to be made available to businesses and public sector organisations across Europe.The firm added it hopes the lab will build a new ecosystem of highly-skilled AI workers in London.The lab is the first of three planned locations to be built so far, with Paris and Dallas to be opened in due course.Read more: Google files appeal against EU's €4.3bn Android antitrust fineThe move is part of the UK's industrial strategy to secure the country's reputation as a technological centre.
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A couple of years ago, I received a review copy of a book titled Sekret Machines: Gods, which was billed as an "investigation of the UFO phenomenon."The lead author was Tom DeLonge, a founder of the rock band Blink 182 and its former long-time lead singer.I'd been a fan of the irreverent band in my younger days, and my now-wife and I had attended a few concerts and enjoyed ourselves.Then, they attribute these experiences to mysterious alien influences.For example, amid a discussion of alien abductions and "the Titans, the Giants, and the Melians of ancient Greek mythology," the book provides this gem: "If we posit an alien abduction taking place in ancient Israel, for instance, it would have been recorded much the same way that Genesis recorded angels mating with humans and creating monsters."And DeLonge and his gang suggest they've found the key.
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There's a battle brewing online.The social media giant is fighting on two fronts.The platform was exclusive to US users, but it went global at the end of August.Second, Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) launched IGTV in June this year.While users could previously post videos to their profiles, these were limited to one minute in length – with IGTV, videos can last up to one hour.That’s a challenge for videographers, who are having to start from scratch with this new format, but it’s ideal for users.
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Hangzhou, China, October 10th 2018 – Whale Cloud (rebranded from ZTEsoft) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Ghana on innovative city development at the headquarters of Alibaba Group.Mr. Ben Zhou, CEO of Whale Cloud, and Mrs. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Minister for Communications of the Republic of Ghana, signed the MoU on behalf of each party.This agreement will reinforce mutual cooperation and fuel innovation and smart city development in Ghana, applying the cutting-edge technologies and solutions developed by Whale Cloud and Alibaba Cloud.Accra, the capital and largest city of Ghana, is undergoing rapid urbanization, causing challenges for city administrators and inconvenience for citizens.Under the MoU, Whale Cloud will form a strategic partnership with Ministry of Communications of the Republic of Ghana and deliver its Innovative City solutions to resolve these challenges.Using cloud architecture, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Artificial Intelligence technology jointly developed by Whale Cloud and Alibaba Cloud, the Innovative City solutions will help launch rich industrial applications quickly on the platform of a unified operation center, including e-Government, ET City Brain, Mobile Payment and a Unified Media Center etc., which can help the government solve urban governance issues with the support of machine learning and AI algorithms, improve efficiency of governance and lower the costs of government operations, in order to transform Accra into an innovative and digitalized city.
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According to new research from Repeater Store, consumers just aren’t that bothered by the upcoming wireless revolution.59% of the respondents to the survey didn’t know that 5G is around the corner, though T-Mobile US subscribers were the most clued up which is perhaps unsurprising considering the eccentric narcissist currently in-charge.In terms of understanding the benefits, 28.1% said they were not clear at all, while 27.5% said they were somewhat clear and 23.2% said they sort of understood the added value.32% are in the ‘meh’ camp, while the rest are more pleased with the upgrades.To date, the limited communications on 5G have focused on increased speed on mobile devices, though most of the time, a 4G connection is more than sufficient to watch videos, play games or check your bank balance.Consumers do not know about the stress being placed on networks, nor are they likely care that much either.
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“And like the politically motivated activity we’ve seen, the ‘news’ stories or opinions these accounts and pages share are often indistinguishable from legitimate political debate,” said the release.“This is why it’s so important we look at these actors’ behaviour – such as whether they’re using fake accounts or repeatedly posting spam – rather than their content when deciding which of these accounts, pages or groups to remove.”So Facebook is not saying it’s the arbiter of ‘authentic’ speech, which is very wise as that would put it in a highly compromised position.Instead it’s taking action against people posting political content via supposedly fake accounts or who are seen to generate spam.It seems to be hoping this will allow it to remove certain accounts that focus on political content without being accused of political meddling or bias.It looks like the timing of this renewed purge is influenced by the imminent US mid-term elections, with Facebook keen to avoid a repetition of claims made during the Cambridge Analytica scandal that it facilitated political meddling by allowing too much of this sort of thing to take place during the last US general election.
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Two US Senators have signed a letter addressed to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting new rules to tighten up data practices in the country could lead to a weakened trade relationship with the US.The US Government has already shown the damage which can be done when it starts throwing around economic sanction and hurdles, almost sending ZTE to join the Dodo on the extinction list, and it appears to be using the same tactics here.However, instead of punishing an organization which broke trade laws, it is attempting to bully a country into its own line of thinking and away from a pro-privacy stance.The letter, seen by Reuters, relates to new data protection, privacy and localisation rules which are set to come into play this week (October 15).Back in July, the Indian Government unveiled a report which detailed its new approach to data regulations in the country.Included in the rules are restrictions on how data can be collected and utilised, setting out a similar stance to GDPR in Europe, while also including new approaches such as the right to be forgotten, explicit opt-in consent for certain categories of data (that which is deemed sensitive), and also data localisation.
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People protest the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Security and technical commentators have cast doubt on reports from the Turkish media that journalist Jamal Khashoggi's "torture and death" inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul was captured by his Apple watch and sent to his iPhone.Khashoggi is a Saudi Arabian journalist writing for the Washington Post, and he has been missing since 2 October when he was last seen walking into his home country's embassy in Turkey.According to media reports, Turkish officials say they have evidence of Kashoggi's murder inside the embassy, and that the journalist actually recorded what happened to him on his Apple Watch.Some have speculated that it's more likely the reports are a cover story, and the Turkish government had other means of obtaining information about Khashoggi.Technology and security experts are disputing the reports from Turkish press, reportedly seeded by Turkish officials, that journalist Jamal Khashoggi's Apple watch captured audio of him being tortured and killed inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.
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Palm is best known as a pioneer in the worlds of personal digital assistants and smartphones.The $349 device, sold exclusively in the US by Verizon Wireless, will pair up with your existing phone but has its own cellular radio that requires an additional $10 charge on your monthly wireless bill.These additions emerged following a rise in consumer concern that everyone, and children in particular, is spending too much time on a phone."We think technology should recede," Palm co-founder Dennis Miloseski said in an interview last week.Co-founder Howard Nuk compares the new direction of Palm to the reinvention of the Mini Cooper brand by BMW, noting that a new generation of fans learned to appreciate the compact vehicle.But whether the new Palm is a clunker or sleeper depends on how many people buy into this bizarre concept.
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