Adam Amie

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is living forever in electric dreams with today's Doodle, which celebrates innovators of electronic music that pioneered much of today's music and recording technology.The logo on Google's search page celebrates the 66th anniversary of the Studio for Electronic Music, conceived in Cologne on this day in 1951 and considered the first modern recording studio.It began with pioneers of electronic, atonal and experimental music banding together to build, play and record early electronic instruments such as the Trautonium and Melochord, which were precursors to the synthesiser as we know it.Among those who worked in the studio were avant garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, who's pictured on the cover of the Beatles' "Sergeant Pepper" album and influenced everyone from Stravinsky to Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd and Björk.Google's colourful image depicting artists and machines creating innovative electro sounds is by Berlin illustrator Henning Wagenbreth.
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When Sherry Smith joined Triad Retail Media as its fourth employee back in 2007, her first task was to build an office in Bentonville, Arkansas, to help Walmart-owned Sam’s Club sell ads and run product promotions.“The concept of digital retail was unheard of at the time, and we started with Walmart as the first client,” said Smith, who was promoted from chief customer officer to CEO for Triad in September.“The thinking is that customers browse and shop on retail sites, so there’s an opportunity to educate them on products available and promotional offers in-store.What we do is connect shoppers, retailers and brands together.”Today, Triad’s Bentonville office of around 30 employees is mainly dedicated to Sam’s Club, while the Walmart-specific teams are spread across cities like Chicago, San Francisco and New York City.With 500 employees across 12 offices globally, Triad is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, and now part of WPP Group.
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Blake Hendrickson is the owner of CarParts4Sale.com in Iowa City, Iowa.During the summer of 2017, he recycled this old Volkswagen Rabbit pickup into an impressive art project.We spotted this amazing DIY and asked him how he pulled it off.Here's how he did it, in his own words:"I own a VW dismantling business, and it is business as usual to dismantle MK1 Rabbits," he told Roadshow."All the good parts were salvaged.
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Technology-lovers desire up to date devices such as this invention.Ultrasonic “hearing” through frequency ranges that even man cannot sense.Application in Virtual and Augmented RealityIn Virtual and Augmented Reality, it has been used for teleconferencing and by marketing teams to showcase property for sale to potential clients who are far from the property.Top technology companies have not been left behind.Qualcomm, in partnerships with Himax technologies, are set to launch high-resolution three-dimensional depth-sensing camera that will be applied to computers for biometric face identification, 3D rebuilding, surveillance and in the automotive sector.
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Dropbox has a Plus account for those people who want extra storage and it has a business account for those who want extra features, but what it’s lacked until now was a product for sole proprietors and very small businesses who wanted some advanced features, but couldn’t justify upgrading to Business.Today, the company announced a new account level called Dropbox Professional that takes aim at those users caught in the middle.For $19.99 a month, Dropbox has to offer some enticements beyond additional storage.As with those Dropbox Plus accounts, you will get a healthy terabyte of storage, but that’s just for starters.Of course, Dropbox is going to give you storage — that’s the company’s bread and butter, but it’s loaded up on other features too.This could be a marketing packet, a customized application for a financial services pro or a mini advertising portfolio to share with clients.
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A new console was revealed by Analogue this week called the Super Nt, a console which plays original Super Nintendo cartridges.This is not an emulator console, and it’s not a “plug n’ play toy”, as they call it – instead, it’s the most impressive recreation (and upgrade) of the SNES and Super Famicom game console ever made.This machine is compatible with 2,200+ SNES and Super Famicom game cartridges.It’s made to bring the contents of those original cartridges up to speed with the present, delivering games at full 1080p.This console, made by Analogue, is bringing a bit of cross-brand power to the scene, as well.Analogue is bringing their Super Nt console to the public with full compatibility with the already-classic SN30 controller from 8Bitdo.
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Beslutet från Transport for London i förra månaden har bland annat lett till att Jo Bertram lämnat tjänsten hos Uber som chef för norra Europa, inklusive Storbritannien.Ubers nya vd Dara Khosrowshahi har dessutom besökt London och träffat TfL-chefen Mike Brown för att diskutera bolagets licens, skriver BBC.Läs mer: Uber svartlistade svenska poliser – spårades via appenUber har cirka 40 000 förare och runt 3,5 miljoner användare i London.En av anledningarna till att Transport for London nekade Uber en förnyad licens i staden var att bolaget använt sig av funktionen Greyball för att ducka myndigheter och vilseleda poliser på marknader där bolagets tjänster varit olagliga eller kontroversiella.Di Digital kunde tidigare i veckan avslöja att Uber använt sig av Greyball även i Sverige.
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I’ve complained a lot about manufacturers omitting USB-C from smartphones and PCs.Now it’s time to rant about probably the worst culprits of them all: accessory makers.Aside from being capable of transmitting a ton of power and data (depending on the implementation), its small size means it can fit on almost any device – while being more durable than MicroUSB too.The advent of USB-C means that I’m able to use a single cable on my laptop, tablet, phone, Nintendo Switch, Bluetooth keyboard, Wacom tablet, external hard drive, etc.That versatility has simplified my life and significantly decluttered my laptop bag and desk.Though I have multiple cables for each of these devices, and USB-C requires you’re aware of each device’s power considerations, there’s something wonderful about generally only needing one charger to handle all of my devices, especially if I’m travelling.
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Writing applications for large cloud-based platforms often means that you, as a developer, write your code, push it to a development environment in the cloud, test it, and then do it all over again as you iterate.And if some code that you have already deployed starts misbehaving, you can’t easily troubleshoot on your own machine either, of course.With CF Local, the Cloud Foundry project today accepted its newest project, written by Pivotal’s Stephen Levine.The idea behind CF Local is pretty straightforward: allow developers to run a local version of Cloud Foundry on their laptop — with the help of Docker containers — to allow them to iterate faster without having to push updates to the cloud.CF Local is a plugin for the existing Cloud Foundry command-line tools that acts as the translation layer between Docker and Cloud Foundry.As Levine told me, it doesn’t consume a lot of local resources and it’s almost 100 percent compatible with every other Cloud Foundry install (the difference being how Docker and Cloud Foundry handle memory limits, though that’s not typically an issue).
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Why invest close to a grand on the Lenovo IdeaPad 720S when you could have its (slightly larger) little brother, the decidedly affordable Lenovo IdeaPad 320S?Yes, if you want the power to wrestle polygons you're better off looking elsewhere – the Medion Erazer X6603 (also, sort of, a Lenovo product) is a solid gaming laptop at a decent price – but could this cut price PC, with its paltry Pentium processor, actually have what it takes?CPU: 2.3GHz Intel Pentium Gold 4415U (Dual-core, 2MB cache)Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 610RAM: 4GB DDR4 SDRAM (2133 MHz)Screen: 14-inch, 1366 x 768 TN
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There’s no gaming-changing mouse, and likely never will be, so companies are looking for unique ways to make their solutions “special.”Enter our Razer Basilisk review.The right side also includes a rubberized surface so your ring finger has a better grip on the mouse, as well.What makes the Razer Basilisk different than its other gaming-focused mice is the addition of a “clutch.” Located on the left side of the mouse, this clutch is a long button accessed with your thumb.This is the “pressed” speed, while your default sensitivity is handled through two configurable buttons mounted behind the mouse.The clutch is aimed at first-person shooters, ranging from Quake Champions, to Overwatch, to Prey.
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But that doesn’t mean it was perfect, and in the year and half since it came out, it’s become clear there was room for improvement.And, despite having a name that immediately conjures up visions of pools and fountains, the previous Oasis didn’t have any sort of water-resistance either.But now, Amazon is giving it another go with the simply (and annoyingly) named New Kindle Oasis, which looks to address all those shortcomings while also adding a number of new improvements too.Starting at £230, the new Oasis packs a larger 7-inch display (versus the 6-inch screen on the old Oasis) that Amazon claims can show up to 30 per cent more text while retaining the same 300 PPI pixel density as the old model.Amazon has also increased the number of LED backlights from 10 to 12, so now the screen should be brighter than before, while also being able to dim itself automatically when needed thanks to the return of the ambient light sensor.But more importantly, the new Oasis features IP-X8 water-resistance which is good down to 5 feet of water for 30 minutes, which Amazon claims should hold true in both salt and freshwater, unlike most water-resistant devices.
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Google has found evidence that Russia used its platforms to spread propaganda in an effort to influence the 2016 presidential election according to a report by The Washington Post.Citing people familiar with the company’s investigation, the Post reports: “The Silicon Valley giant has found that tens of thousands of dollars were spent on ads by Russian agents who aimed to spread disinformation across Google’s many products, which include YouTube, as well as advertising associated with Google search, Gmail, and the company’s DoubleClick ad network, the people said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss matters that have not been made public.”Apparently, Google is still early in its investigation due to the need to separate troll ads from those purchased by legitimate Russian sources.The investigation is in addition to the one being conducted by Congress to find out the extent to which Russian operatives used social media, online ads and other platforms to disrupt the election.Facebook recently announced that it sold $100,000 worth of ads to the Russian-linked Internet Research Agency.The ads, viewed by up to 10 million people, were targeted at those who have interests in issues such as gun rights and immigration and were potentially used to foment discord and anger across the ideological spectrum.
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The Galaxy Note 9 is almost a year away, but there’s already talk about Samsung’s future phablet flagship.The handset is rumored to get the one feature the iPhone X doesn’t have, a brand new report says.The news comes from a long-time Apple insider who made a name for himself for predicting Apple’s next moves with a high level of accuracy.This time around, he’s got news about the Galaxy Note 9, which won’t debut until some point next August.KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors seen by Business Insider that Samsung is researching an “under-display optical fingerprint” reader for the Galaxy Note 9.If that sounds familiar, it’s because Apple was expected to be the first to offer fingerprint reader integration like this in a smartphone.
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At GITEX Technology Week, popular NAS provider Synology unveiled two new NAS systems designed to provide robust storage and backup services, as well as function as an all-inclusive virtualization solution.The Synology RackStation RS18017xs+ offers scalability of up to 180 drives, and is powered by an Intel Xeon D-15316 CPU and up to 128GB of DDR4 ECC RDIMM memory.The system features robust snapshot replication as well as regular backup cycles through Synology’s own Hyper Backup software that bundles with the system.It also now integrates the Btrfs file system for enhanced security and reliability for mission-critical applications and storage.New with the RS18017xs+ is the strong focus on virtualization.The system supports products from popular virtualization vendors such as VMware, Hyper-V, and Citrix to effectively run virtual machines from the system directly.
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Or perhaps you’ve been looking for a cleaner, simpler, and bloatware-free Android phone, but not sure you want to get something quite as premium as Pixel 2.“If Google can consistently produce similar results to what I've already seen, it has made a big leap over last year's Pixel camera, and stands a strong chance of contending with the dual-lens / camera bump system on the iPhone 8 (and presumably the iPhone X),” he wrote.Beyond the stock Android you get with a Pixel device, Google this time around is also packing in some powerful artificial intelligence and augmented reality features that will hopefully keep its smartphones competitive with the iPhone and ARKit, and to a lesser extent Samsung and Bixby.Perhaps the strangest, but also most promising, new feature in this category is Google’s new Assistant squeeze activation, in which you apply gentle pressure to the sides of the phone to automatically activate Google’s voice-based AI companion.Always-on displays were a big thing just a few years ago, during the original Moto X era, but seemed to fall out of favor with consumers out of battery life concerns.That’s a huge plus for Shazam lovers, as the biggest pain in using music tagging software is making sure you can deploy it fast enough to catch an identifiable snippet of the song playing before it’s gone for good.
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Apple has on Friday presented some of the hundreds of new emoji symbols which makes its debut in version 11.1 of the IOS and future updates of the Mac OS, and Watch the OLYMPICS.Among other things, we have vampires, zombies, fairies, giraffes, hedgehogs, dinosaurs, gloves, socks, pies, broccoli, pretzels, and flying saucers.All the emojis in the new Unicode 10-standard, so they are released not only to Apple gadgets, but also to other platforms such as Android and Windows.A pre-release version of IOS 11.1 with the new symbols will be sent out to registered developers and other beta testers next week.the Crisp version is released later in the autumn.
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E-sportbolaget Irootfors plan is to build a sort of e-sportkoncern with a range of brands under the same company.in 2016, started the first brand Fadecase.Fadecase is a company that makes physical products, but with special “skins” – that is to say, specific påmålade motives.Skins are a known concept in the gaming world and is often a way to distinguish himself as a player.Fadecase do including chefs knives and mousepads with different skins.Now notifies the company that it acquired its second brand Orcbite.
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Founded in 2011, Amsterdam-based startup and cloud-communications platform, MessageBird, just nabbed the largest early-stage venture capital investment into a European software company in history.The $60-million “Series A” round of funding was led by venture capital firms, Accel and Atomico, from the US and Europe, as well as Y-Combinator, a startup incubator based in Silicon Valley.The messaging software provides social media services to Twitter, Facebook Messenger and “Wechat”.It also helps clients in the likes of Uber, Heineken, and even governments connect to customers via “SMS, Chat, and Voice” on billions of devices around the world.Think medical appointment notifications or the message you receive when your Uber arrives, for example.What sets MessageBird apart from other cloud-based messaging competitors like Twilio, Blackberry, Nexmo and Urban Airship is that it has secured deals with 220 telecommunication carriers worldwide.
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A bus-sized asteroid that was first discovered on September 24 ripped by Earth on Monday morning, coming as close as 54,100 miles (87,065 kilometers).While 2017 SX17 sailed safely by us, the fly-by serves as a preview for an even bigger space rock set to pass even closer on the evening of October 11.Asteroid 2012 TC4 is the size of a house and as early as July it was conceivable that it could come as close as 4,200 miles (6,800 kilometers).However, astronomers from around the world have been observing the asteroid for the past several weeks and treating it as an exercise to test the tracking and communications capability of the international network that monitors potentially hazardous asteroids.That network's latest predictions (PDF) have TC4 passing closest to Earth at 10:42 p.m. PT on October 11 at a distance of 27,211 miles (43,793 kilometers) from the planet's surface.There's further good news for those of you who have had some anxiety from all the recent talk of imagined planetary collisions causing the end of the world.
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