Nicole Punt

Nicole Punt

Hello! I am the founder and creator of the website London Punt.

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Jagadish Shukla, Professor, Climate Dynamics, George Mason University George Mason University Newly released internal e-mails show George Mason University climate professors plotting a petition calling on government to prosecute skeptics of global warming using RICO laws designed to go after the mob.They got 20 scientists to sign theirpetition and sent it to government officials before withdrawing in the face of controversy.The new emails show GMU professors Jagadish Shukla and Edward Maibach discussing everything from how to craft their petition to appeal to conservatives, to getting warnings from others that the petition would go over poorly, to evading media questions.Shukla had first suggested the letter, saying he had once thought he would be most effective sticking to climate science, but that I have changed my mind… I have decided to get fully engaged in… the larger issues of inequality and social justice.I m hoping you will highlight any language that screams liberal drivel and suggest ways of incorporating language that resonate s with conservative values, such as accountability.The petition was soon pulled from Shukla s group s website, and Shukla explained that while we stand by our request for investigations, he removed the petition because it had been misinterpreted by some and it had needlessly complicated the planned dissolution of his organization, "The Institute for Global Environment and Society."
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But the precision, and persistence, with which it is measured today leads some people to obsess over how they spend it.There s an epidemic of anxiety across the world, people feeling like they don t have enough time, says Scott Thrift.Nearly five years ago but who s counting , Thrift designed The Present, a clock with no numbers, just a single arm passing over a gradient of rainbow hues suggesting seasonality.The arm ticked so slowly, it appeared not to move at all.At the top there s noon, followed by 6 pm, midnight, and 6 am.His clocks don t change time, of course, and they exist in a world that doesn t abide by a minute-to-minute mentality.
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Microsoft has been accused of spamming Android users with advertisements trying to get them to use Office.A user who has Office installed on his Nexus 6P including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint says that he doesn't use the apps but a few times per week.Another head scratcher is why would Microsoft be sending advertisements to users to try apps that they already have installed and are using?Adding to the confusion is that this particular user has an Office 365 subscription, meaning the ads that Microsoft is sending for apps that are already installed, the guy is also already paying for.Microsoft won't make users happy with ads in the notifications tray to harass us, and when you already pay for and use the apps being advertised in this shady method the insult is all the more stark.Google also has some onus here; it needs to enforce the rules already in place considering these ads shouldn t have been run for anyone.
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OTOY has won an Academy Award for its software, and has built an advisory board full of big names like Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt, Javascript creator Brendan Eich, and Hollywood power broker Ari Emanuel.But even with a wealth of hardware partners over the years, Urbach says he d never tried a pair of consumer VR glasses that could effectively trick his brain until he began working with Osterhout Design Group ODG .ODG has previously made military night-vision goggles, and enterprise-focused glasses that overlay digital objects onto the real world.When I saw this resolution, it was one of these life-changing things where I said, Wow this is the first time I m seeing a screen beamed into my eyes where I cannot tell where the pixels begin and end' … I have better than 20/20 vision, and for me to see that is remarkable.I put it on my mom s head and even she was like, It s like magic.But if the goal is to also compete with high-end virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR, the limited field of view and lack of true positional tracking would make it no match for the high-end VR experiences that exist today.The resolution may be better, but that's only one piece of the equation, and it sounds like it would only beat the Rift and Vive in certain circumstances, like watching content within a virtual movie theater, where field of view and positional tracking are arguably less important.So what will the glasses be best for?Urbach describes three uses he's particularly excited about:You could replace your PC monitor with a holographic layer in front of you.You can absolutely see every piece of text, Urbach says.You could feel like you are going to the movies.
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Now as a content marketer, I find that while my job title has changed, the essence of what I do hasn t. Like journalism, content marketing is all about providing your audience with quality content that informs, engages and develops your brand as a trusted go-to resource.In addition, perform your own searches for various keywords and look through the results to see who s ranking at the top.Dig into data and analytics: Get familiar with your website s analytics to gain insights about the users you ve already managed to attract to your site.In addition, don t be afraid to engage your existing audience.As you map out your strategy, ask the following questions for each piece you plan to create:Who is my audience?I ll always remember your name Fred Woods.
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Despite the millions of dollars that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Flipboard have invested in news aggregation technology in recent years, finding stories you actually want to read can be a serious chore.You simply swipe your finger right to like a story or left to skip it.Martin Stiksel, co-founder of Lumi, told Digital Trends an early version of the app did take the multiple headlines route, but it quickly became evident that it simply created more clutter.And we shamelessly hope you do!The company has been beta testing its data-driven technology with 120,000 Android users for the last year, and the results are pretty impressive.The app currently has over 50,000 monthly unique and they re spending an average of six minutes per session reading, while coming back twice a day.
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Hong Kong may find its role in fintech limited to a gateway provider enabling mainland companies to go global.Photo: ReutersFinancial technology is proving less popular in Hong Kong than other jurisdictions, according to experts.In Hong Kong, take up of such services has been slower.It has been able to leverage Alipay s millions of users to create a financial distribution channel that provides not only payments, but also a myriad of other financial products and services, Kapron said.Singapore is really putting its money where its mouth is, particularly when it comes to regulatory changes, in a way that other regulators in the region are not, Raetze said.Its role however, may be limited to helping mainland companies go global.
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Openness has become a core focus of Microsoft.It s also an API – called Windows Holographic — built by Microsoft to let developers code programs from the HoloLens itself.Anything that s developed using that API should work as well on partner devices as on the HoloLens itself.After some trouble, she calls her colleagues to help – one of whom is using an HTC Vive.The video includes not only HoloLens and Vive owners working together but also a cute AI companion, real-time translation presented in AR as a speech bubble , and customizable user avatars.It can be used to log in to a device in a variety of ways – usually, through biometrics like a fingerprint or facial scan.
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If you thought Apple s legal troubles ended with a patent troll s recent victory over the Cupertino-based company, then you might want to cover your eyes.More specifically, Apple knowingly violated four of Caltech s patents, which are reportedly vital to the 802.11n and 802.11ac Wi-Fi standards, in all of its major products from 2012 onward.Every major Apple product from the iPhone 5 onward, including iPads, MacBooks, and the Apple Watch, used Broadcom chips that seemingly utilized the university s patented decoding and encoding technology.This technology allows for faster data transmissions and performance while minimizing the hardware necessary to offer Wi-Fi.In October 2015, Apple lost a patent case against the University of Wisconsin-Madison over the company s mobile processors, specifically the A7, A8, and A8X processors.Going back even further, in July 2013, Boston University sued Apple for patent infringement and sought a sale injunction against many of the company s major product lines.
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Of course, car-makers file for trademarks on a regular basis, and Škoda could simply be trying to ensure that an American company doesn t use one of the aforementioned names on one of its cars.AutoGuide points out that selling Škodas on our shores could help turn Volkswagen s North American division around.The company s profits have allegedly fallen by a whopping 86 percent since the Dieselgate scandal made headlines, and its sales have taken a substantial hit.Read more: Skoda goes off-roading with the hybrid VisionS conceptPerhaps tellingly, Škoda only moved to protect the names of relatively big models that could conceivably be sold in the United States.The tiny Citigo and the Golf-sized Fabia hatchback were left out of the trademark filing.Déjà vuŠkoda is far from a household name, but the company was present on our shores from 1946 to 1967.
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The Dodge Charger might be a completely different kind of sedan in ten years time.A recent report finds that Dodge is planning comprehensive changes for its four-door muscle car in a bid to make it lighter, and markedly more efficient.While the Chrysler 300 could shift to front-wheel drive in a few short years, the Charger will remain rear-wheel drive.The aging LX platform that underpins the current model pictured will finally be axed, and the sedan will be built on a longer evolution of the Giorgio architecture that s found under the Alfa Romeo Giulia s head-turning sheet metal.However, its overall dimensions aren t expected to change drastically, and it will continue to offer a spacious cabin with room for five passengers.The current Charger isn t going away any time soon.
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Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance.These apps normally cost money and this sale lasts for a limited time only.If you go to the App Store and it says the app costs money, that means the deal has expired and you will be charged.For the pros, this player has a 48-band paragraphic equalizer to adjust sound manually.You can check out instant light bokeh effects, analog film and vintage filters, and light leak effects too.With Quick Brightness, you ll be able to set a default brightness level and make adjustments simply by opening the app.
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Most of the big changes being floated — like an all-glass body which may or may not be a good thing , the second generation of 3D Touch, and the iPhone s first OLED display — are slated for a 2017 timeline, according to supply chain and analyst rumours.For one, it already torpedoed its usual refresh formula by introducing the baby hands-friendly iPhone SE in March.In the past, smartphones added new useful capabilities year-on-year, like better displays and cameras.But now those international markets are saturated with smartphones, too.Add the fact that carriers no longer work iPhone sales into contracts, and people are seeing less of a reason to buy a new £500 iPhone every one or even two years.Apple will undoubtedly continue to make amazing devices loved all over the world, it just won t be fuelled by a rabid, global fascination.
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