The company breeds hemp varieties that are tailored for various end-use products, analyzing the genomics of hemp to improve the varieties with genomic and marker-based selection for qualities like disease-resistance, outdoor growing, and mechanical harvesting.We caught up with Mosher to find out what it’s like for a woman in the cannabis industry and how this female CEO handles raising funding for a family business.We worked pretty hard to convince them to take this risk as they were hesitant at first, of course.I contacted them back in 2015, and I got an immediate response: nope.How has being a female CEO, but also being the wife of a cofounder affected your fundraising meetings?When and if I get a no, I follow up with very pointed questions — no one has ever stated that the relationship is a problem, which I think is really reasonable.
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Sometimes controversial design grows on you, and sometimes those responsible for it simply retire it quietly, sensibly recognizing that it was never going to catch on.So it goes with the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, which will make its official debut at the Detroit Auto Show 2018 in mid-January.Launched in 2014, the crossover’s headlamps were a four-piece assembly rather than the usual two.Main and low beams, along with the indicators, were split into different sections, the top part nudging up into the hood.It was distinctive, but not really flattering.For the 2019 Cherokee, Jeep is playing it safer, and combining the various elements into single-piece housings.
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Nokia 9 is still something like a holy grail for all Nokia fans for the past year – or so- and rumors have been flooding our timeline with no mercy for quite sometime now.Earlier today however, a new render of the upcoming flagship model emerged and it could be confirming most of its design features – if it proves to be legit of course.According to the image that appeared earlier in some Chinese websites, the upcoming model seems to be equipped with an edge-to-edge display, with bezel-less design all around the display.Speaking of the previous models, like Nokia 6 and 8, they featured a display with thick bezels all around.If you look closer at the leaked image, you can see that there’s no front facing fingerprint sensor.This means that it has moved possibly at the back of the device, leaving much of a space for the screen.
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Elephone just released a very useful video (for those looking to buy an S8) over on Youtube.In said video we can see all the three Elephone S8’s released this far, with the Black, Blue and the latest Red limited edition.Let’s check them out down below.As we can see in the video, each color can give the user a different sensation.The Black model looks more mysterious, noble and elegant, meanwhile the Blue variant is very charming, reminds of water and nature.Lastly, we have the new Red version that has been achieved after more than 100 tests and design changes.
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Facebook wants to make sure you know about and control the photos of you people upload, even if they don’t tag you.So today, Facebook launched a new facial recognition feature called Photo Review that will alert you when your face shows up in newly posted photos so you can tag yourself, leave it be, ask the uploader to take the photo down, or report it to Facebook.The feature should give people confidence that there aren’t pics of them floating around Facebook that they could see but just don’t know about.It could also help thwart impersonation.But Facebook tells me it has no plans to use facial recognition to enhance ad targeting or content relevancy sorting, like showing you more News Feed posts from friends who post untagged photos of you or ads related to locations where you appear in untagged photos.If you appear in someone’s profile photo which is always public, you’ll always be notified.
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Facebook has many irritating features, but one of the most infamous was the fact that it wouldn't let you block Mark Zuckerberg.To the point where there was an entire episode of South Park dedicated to it.But The Next Web's Matt Navarra spotted that this has changed.In the past attempting to block Zuckerberg prompted an error message saying 'Block Error.Sorry, there was a problem blocking Mark Zuckerberg.Now it's gone, so if you want to block Mark Zuckerberg, along with his poor sound effects and badly dubbed robot voice, you can.
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Honda is teasing its all-new 2019 Honda Insight, a shiny hybrid that resurrects the old nameplate with a more premium twist.Set to be officially launched at the Detroit Auto Show 2018 in mid-January, the new Insight will sit above the current Honda Civic in the automaker’s line-up.The original Insight was first launched in 1999, then refreshed for a second generation a decade later before Honda axed it in 2014.It was the first production car to use the automaker’s so-called Integrated Motor Assist technology, a hybrid drivetrain that combined a compact gas engine with electric motors.Unusually, it did that initially with a standard manual transmission, before Honda switched to the CVT that’s still commonplace on modern hybrids.The 2019 Insight will be a shown in Honda Insight Prototype form at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, ahead of its release in the summer of 2018.
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Facebook is expanding how it uses facial recognition to find people in photos.From today, the company will notify users when someone uploads a photo with them in it — even if they’re not tagged.The user will then have the option to add their tag to the photo, leave themselves untagged, or report the photo if they think it’s inappropriate.The feature will also work with profile photos, but won’t be available in Canada or the EU, where data laws restrict the use of facial recognition.If someone posts a photo of you you might not know about it,” Rob Sherman, Facebook’s head of privacy, told The Verge.“Now, the users can access the photo, and they can communicate to the person who posted it.”
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By Robert Pease, Pipeline Performance Practice Lead for Heinz MarketingSo maybe I am joining a growing chorus around the negative impact that social media has brought to our existence including Sean Parker of Facebook fame talking about how it exploits human psychology, Chamath Palihapitiya also formerly of Facebook describing how it is ripping our social fabric apart, Jeff Nolan with “End Social Media Co-Dependency.” Mark Suster with “One Small Change I Made that Improved My Mental State” and Brad Feld with “Did Tech Companies Ever Have Our Best Interests at Heart.“People much smarter than me but all feeling the same thing…I have a unique relationship with social media having extended my blogging efforts to it early on then working with a company (Gist) that was focused on bringing social media into the lives of business professionals as a sort of multi-dimensional CRM.My fist blog was titled Reply to All circa 2005 and I named it that because I thought of posting on the Internet as the ultimate reply to all action for all the world to see.What has continued is my social activity so in a way I continued replying to all…just in shorter form with tweets, Facebook updates, Linkedin shares and more recently Instagram images.
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The project is expected to continue for six years, with a current budget of €59M.Located at the outskirts of Northern Europe, Finland is one of today's global hotspots for medical research.In addition, country's 5,5 million population share a unique genetic heritage, which provides researchers with enormous opportunities to innovate.Due to the unique heritage of the Finnish population, genomic data can be analysed faster and more effectively than in populations of more heterogenous origins - significantly improving the chances of breakthrough findings."This makes Finland a great testbed for genomic research", says Kimmo Pitkänen, Director of Helsinki Biobank.Project aims to improve human health through genetic research, and ultimately identify new therapeutic targets and diagnostics for treating numerous diseases.
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Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have found a way to direct the growth of hydrogel, a jelly-like substance, to mimic plant or animal tissue structure and shapes.The team has also filed a patent at CMU and NTU.In nature, plant or animal tissues are formed as new biomass is added to existing structures.The team found that higher oxygen concentrations slow down the cross-linking of chemicals in the hydrogel, inhibiting growth in that specific area.The new technique differs from previous methods which create 3D structures by adding/printing or subtracting layers of materials.Most living systems adopt a continuous growth model, so the new technique which mimics this approach will potentially be a powerful tool for researchers to study growth phenomena in living systems.
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Biofilms are generally seen as a problem to be eradicated due to the hazards they pose for humans and materials.In the past, this was only possible to a limited extent.Whether it is wood, bone, mother of pearl, or teeth -- over millions of years, these materials have been optimized via evolution according to the principle of adapted stability with the lowest possible weight.Examples include airplane wings, zippers, and surface sealants using a lotus effect."In nature, we find many materials with properties that artificial materials are unable to replicate in the exact same fashion," said Professor Cordt Zollfrank, who performs research on basic principles for the development of new materials together with his team at the Chair of Biogenic Polymers at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability.Biggest Problems at the Smallest Level
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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 - 14:00 ET / 11:00 PT / 19:00 GMTMulti-Physics Simulation – Critical Systems Driven Product Development Strategies for Smart Appliances/White GoodsThe “IOT” is driving the need for smarter connected products found in and around the home.These connected technologies are also affecting products that previously weren’t required to be smart or connected.This means that products like appliances and other systems in the home are evolving rapidly.In the process of this evolution companies need to keep pace and be competitive by providing more feature functions, improving the way these products perform and increasing their efficiency all the while reducing costs and time to market.
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Apple’s iPhone X appears to have struck a chord, meaning millions of new users will want to get to know everything they can about using the device.I’ve pulled together a series of articles to help you get started, and thought it might help to put these together in one place.The existence of a Home (or equivalent) button has become standard on all smartphones, so getting used to life without that button may take a little getting used to.The loss of the button also means iPhone X users must learn a bunch of new gestures for tasks including app switching, you’ll find a good collection including the gestures you’ll need to use here.Get to know Face IDApple’s facial biometrics system checks for user attention (if you are staring at it) every 30-seconds while in use.
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If you want one clicker to control a rack full of AV gear, I recommend the excellent Harmony Smart Control for $70.Or if you really want to splurge on something even better, grab the Elite for $250.But maybe even that do-it-all clicker isn't good enough for you.Maybe you want "a new kind of television experience."One option is Caavo, a universal remote/HDMI switch from a startup company of the same name.The company says it will ship in February 2018 for $399.
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GoCompare has acquired discount site MyVoucherCodes for £36.5m.The comparison site shelled out for the eight million e-mail subscribers and 45 million visitors that MyVoucherCodes attracts to the site each year and delivered £350m in revenue for the 3,000 retail brands it partners with, including Asos, Sky and Expedia.The site itself is projected to generate revenues of £11.8m for the 12 month period ending 31 December 2017.In the announcement today (19 December), GoCompare said the business would be "highly complementary" to its financial and utilities comparison services.“GoCompare believes the acquisition will increase the opportunities for frequency of engagement with savvy savers who use both comparison and voucher websites, introduce offers to incentivise conversion on both GoCompare and MyVoucherCodes, and provide a new channel for existing GoCompare partners,” the company said.“Both companies are focused on customer acquisition through SEO (search engine optimisation).
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Driver safety has been a very alarming topic recently, with the increasing events happening to Uber drivers, a growing number of drivers are getting concerned about their own safety.Driving for Uber is undoubtedly somewhat dangerous, but can be made safer if you have the right tools at your disposal.An useful tool that could help you in that is the dash cam.A dash cam serves as a really cheap insurance policy for many drivers, you never know when you’re going to need it, but when you do, it can really bail you out.However, finding the right dash cam for Uber drivers can be an overwhelming task, under normal circumstances, you’d be fine with a basic dash cam that shoots in HD, but for Uber drivers, there are a couple of important things to consider before you buy a dash camera.Many Uber drivers may have no idea of which dash cam to choose, AZDOME GS65H is our top pick of the best dash cam for Uber drivers and here are the details for the reason.
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A 19-year-old computer hacker from the UK has avoided a jail sentence after admitting to launching a series of cyberattacks on high-profile firms including BT, Netflix and Amazon.Jack Chappell, of Stockport, was charged in July after police linked him to vDos, a service which helped paying subscribers conduct distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.At Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on Tuesday (19 December), Chappell, a student, was handed a total of 16 months detention, suspended for two years.In July, the hacker admitted links to DDoS attacks on the websites of Natwest, O2, T-Mobile, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Vodafone, Verizon, the BBC and the National Crime Agency (NCA).He was charged following an investigation spearheaded by the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit, which was assisted by Israeli Police, the FBI and Europol's European Cybercrime Centre.DDoS attacks crash websites by flooding them with huge waves of data.
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Earlier this summer, Amazon launched the invitation-only Amazon Echo Look to help people feel confident about learning to dress themselves.Today, the device is connecting to Amazon Spark, so users can ask each other for fashion advice.Combining the two means you can use Amazon’s Instagram-like social media platform to crowdsource votes on your outfits, getting opinions from real users instead of just Amazon-hired “fashion specialists.”The Echo Look takes full-body selfies and already provides fashion advice through machine learning.Now, with the addition of Spark, human insight will be added into the mix.Users will be able to ask others specific questions, like “Which pair of pants matches my outfit best?”
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If you have a business based around selling very expensive items to rich people in parts of town with quite high kerbs, here's a thing for you to put on expenses -- the latest van version of the current Land Rover Discovery.It's the Discovery Commercial, and what they've done is take out the back seats to create 1,856 litres of box capacity, blacked out the rear windows, and upped the price of the entry level model by a fair bit so that it costs nearly £50,000 including VAT and costs.Land Rover's example imagery shows what they expect it could be used for, illustrating it made all yellow and pink for a business that delivers flowers to self-reporting yummy mummies, or packed up with diving equipment for dad's holiday in Dubai.Particularly weird is that the 1,856 litres capacity is actually less than that of the standard model with the seats folded down, due to the chunky guard between driver and load.It's the Brexit Land Rover.
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