Adrian Bray

Adrian Bray

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p Does anyone use an app to keep an inventory of swag over multiple offices?If so what do you like?I am looking for an app that has a web portal that ideally allows multiple users and offices (ideally with user control on what they can view).Budget wise I don't have a lot to allocate to it.
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p Ministern ansvarig för idrott sjukvård och folkhälsa, Gabriel Wikström (S), tror på en digitaliserad vård och att Sverige ska vara världsledande inom e-hälsa om åtta år.Bolaget grundades 2014 av Joachim Hedenius, Johannes Schildt, Josefin Landgård och Fredrik Jung Abbou.Efter att ha riktat in sig på privat sjukvård, med avtal med de största försäkringsbolagen, har bolaget nu tagit ett bredare fokus och erbjuder digital vård till allmänheten genom samarbeten med fysiska vårdcentraler.Min Doktor har tagit in närmare 350 Mkr från EQT Ventures, Inbox Ventures, Avito-grundarna Jonas Nordlander och Filip Engelbert.(NTL) vänder sig till vårdgivare med en digital tjänst som samlar in patienters vårdhistoria, symtom och förväntningar och skickar dem till sjukvårdspersonalen inför ett vårdbesök.Frisq har avtal med bland andra e-hälsomyndigheten och köpte nyligen en teknikplattform utvecklad inom Karolinska Institutet.
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p One of the biggest challengers yet to Hearthstone’s throne is now available to everyone./p p Gwent: The Witcher Card game has entered its public beta test for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.Now everyone who wants to try the free-to-play digital card game can download it on those platforms.A public beta for a game like this is basically a launch.You’re playing the full game, but with the understanding that the designers are still tweaking things and could reset your progress.This open beta could also help generate hype for Gwent as it hopes to take a chunk of a digital card game market that market research firm SuperData expects to be worth $1.4 billion in 2017.
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p Automotive companies are shifting from bending metal to bending bits.Soon they will be offering software and services to complement their manufactured metal.Today’s cloud is powered by open source software: 78 percent of businesses run open source software in some form.With the convergence of automobiles and the cloud (supporting autonomous systems and connectivity), it’s quite clear this open source paradigm that took over the cloud will take over the automobile./p p This future of mobility includes the convergence of automotive hardware and software-driven cloud solutions.It launched with a goal of “driving innovation” to “reduce time-to-market and total cost of ownership.” /p p This platform gives car makers more impact and leverage over the features available in an in-car experience.
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p Apple’s 2017 iPhone lineup is poised to be the company’s most interesting and ambitious yet.By the time September rolls around, it’s widely believed Apple will release three brand new iPhone models: an iPhone 7s, an iPhone 7s Plus, and last but not least, the highly anticipated iPhone 8.While the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will sport the same form factor as the iPhone 7, the iPhone 8 will introduce a completely new design, complete with an advanced edge-to-edge 5.8-inch OLED display that will essentially take up the entire front end of the device.In fact, reports from the rumor mill suggest that the bezels surrounding the iPhone 8 display will only be about 4mm all around, a tidbit seemingly confirmed by our exclusive look at an iPhone 8 dummy model earlier this week.With June right around the corner and the finalized iPhone 8 design likely locked down at this point, there’s a good chance that the number of leaked iPhone 8 moldings and schematics will rise significantly in the weeks and months ahead of the iPhone 8 release.To this point, Slashleaks today points us to a new series of photos — originally sourced via Weibo — which show us three different iPhone molds corresponding to the three new iPhone models Apple will release later this year.
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p This week, Tech.eu tracked 10 technology M transactions, 5 IPOs and 54 tech funding deals totalling about €804 million in Europe, Turkey and Israel./p p Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: /p p 1) On Thursday, EU antitrust regulators fined Facebook 110 million euros ($122 million) for giving misleading information during a vetting of its deal to acquire messaging service WhatsApp in 2014./p p 2) Spotify has acquired Niland.io, a Paris-based machine learning startup specialising in music search and recommendations.No terms for the deal were disclosed./p p 3) The European Parliament has approved new content portability rules that will let EU citizens access their online film and TV subscriptions while visiting other EU countries.This week’s vote confirms the agreement reached between the European Parliament, Council and Commission in February and will remove restrictions so that EU citizens can use services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Spotify on the go.
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p Image sharing website Instagram has beaten YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter all of its social media compatriots in one unwanted category after it was named as the ‘worst for young mental health’ in a new poll.Overseen by The Royal Society for Public Health the study saw 1,479 young people aged between 14-24 quizzed on which sites had engendered the most negative effect on the health and well-being of their users, scoring each on a range of categories such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, bullying and body image.This found that YouTube had the most positive impact, followed by Twitter and Facebook, with Snapchat and Instagram bringing up the rear.In its report the RSPH said that its findings should serve as a wake-up call to providers as to how extended social media use can aggravate psychological problems by ‘fueling a mental health crisis’.Whilst highlighting the potential pitfalls of the technology the RSPH also acknowledged that such sites could be used as a force for good, but that far more effort needed to be invested in policing to flag up problem users.Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the RSPH, said: "It is interesting to see Instagram and Snapchat ranking as the worst for mental health and well-being - both platforms are very image-focused and it appears they may be driving feelings of inadequacy and anxiety in young people."
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”Developed for car dealers Green Deal model, according to which they have a duty to introduce customers to a low-emission vehicle options.” Therefore, a duty, not a recommendation.”to Promote the old car changing the E85 cars or gas cars.” Finland is 2.6 million passenger cars in traffic.the Car is ”new” i.e. not more than five years old a half million.”Urban transport planning and financing projects prioritized walking, cycling and public transport support projects.” Car traffic is to reduce.Developing a bike park and ride to transport hubs.” People bike, pedaling glory!”take the up-front use 10% of the bioliquid mixture of the obligation of heating used light fuel oil, is introduced also for mobile machinery.” Add the market for biofuels.
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p Between August and March, a deadly superbug spread to 10 infants in the intensive care unit of UC-Irvine Medical Center—the hospital where researchers developed a leading strategy to prevent the spread of that very superbug, the Los Angeles Times reports.It was developed years ago, in part by Dr. Susan Huang, the hospital’s infection-control expert, and the practice has swept through the country since.But as soon as Huang and colleagues published their data on the method in 2013, experts challenged the results and raised concerns about hidden side-effects—notably that germs of all kinds can develop resistance to chlorhexidine and mupirocin with routine exposure.The new outbreak at UC-Irvine is dredging up old questions about the practice and how best to prevent deadly germs from running rampant amid vulnerable patients.And this year, the US Department of Veterans Affairs reported that screening and isolating patients (with or without decolonization) was highly effective in their facilities, too.Eight years of data from more than 200 care facilities using the targeted strategies suggested that hospital-acquired MRSA infection rates dropped by 87 percent in ICUs and 80 percent in non-ICUs.
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Over three years later, BI has grown its research group to 40 people, with 7,500 subscribers for $2,500 memberships, and it’s adding its own proprietary research panel, BI Insiders, a 15,000-person research panel, to the mix.BI will query that panel about everything from the Amazon Echo Look to mobile payments, and BI will use it to expand research efforts into more areas.(Institutional, enterprise-level accounts cost quite a bit more, up to $150,000.)“They are the early indicator if a new tech will take off or a new behavior will be adopted,” said Andrew Sollinger, the vice president in charge of subscriptions at Business Insider, of the BI Insiders panel.While Sollinger and the rest of the team are eager to point out their panel contains early-adopting, affluent millennials, it’s a varied bunch: 61 percent of them are Gen Xers and 4 percent are baby boomers, with the rest being that all-important demographic.To gather these panelists, who, Sollinger said, are unpaid, BI started by trawling through the most engaged segment of its reader base back in the third quarter of 2016.
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p The bug only incorrectly tallied smartphone users on their mobile browsersFacebook found and fixed another reporting bug, this one affecting video carousel ads.The social network said in a Newsroom post that the bug only incorrectly tallied smartphone users on their mobile browsers, and not desktop users or those on the Facebook mobile application.Facebook described the bug as follows:The bug affected billing only for the following conditions: for the video carousel ad unit; when the advertiser chose to bid on link clicks; and only for people who were on smartphone web browsers.In these cases, instead of being billed only for link clicks (clicks to an advertiser’s selected destination), these advertisers were incorrectly billed when people clicked on the videos in the carousel to enlarge and watch them.
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The virtual assistant has been around since 2011, when it debuted on the iPhone 4S, and has since helped many people by answering their random questions, dictating navigation, and providing hands-free assistance via timers and reminders.Ask the right questions and you might be surprised by the answers.The assistant’s funny side has become even more apparent in recent years, as more and more people have interacted with it and, inevitably, ended up asking ridiculous questions.We understand that you’re not going to start asking Siri a bunch of questions and hope that one of them hits home, however, so we’ve taken the time to have a conversation with the assistant and dig up some of the funnier responses.Q: Do you follow the three laws of robotics?A: “There was a Roomba once that followed me around everywhere.”
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p HTC’s 2015 flagship – the One M9 – might seem like ancient history, particularly with today’s announcement of the U11, but it was still slated for an upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat.Thankfully, it appears that AT is set to deliver the update to its customers in the very near future.Before you run to Settings to manually download the update, it does not appear to be live yet.AT did update its page for the One M9 to reflect the Nougat update, so it should be available as an OTA within the week.When it becomes an OTA, One M9 owners have plenty to look forward to, such as bundled notifications, quick app switching, two apps open at the same time, and changing the display size, among many others.Unfortunately, the security patch level only goes up to February, so those who prioritize security might be a bit disappointed.
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p Länsimetron kakkosvaiheen rakentaminen venyy ensi vuosikymmenelle, kertoo Länsiväylä-lehti.Aiemmin kakkosvaiheen eli Matinkylän ja Kivenlahden välisen osuuden oli ajateltu valmistuvan vuoden 2020 aikana."Olisi epäreilua väittää alueelle muuttoa suunnitteleville sellaista", Länsimetro-yhtiön toimitusjohtaja Ville Saksi sanoo lehdelle.Hän viittaa muun muassa ykkösvaiheen testien venymiseen.Niille on hänen mukaansa varattava reilusti enemmän aikaa kuin alkujaan oli mietitty.Saksi on alkuvuodesta käynyt läpi kakkosvaiheen hankesuunnitelman, joka on nyt päivitettävänä omistajalla eli Espoon kaupungilla.
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If Programmatic 1.0 was best represented by companies using the Right Media Exchange for trading — where two companies could come together, sign a written contract and execute media transitions among only those two parties, with some of the elements being automated — then Programmatic 2.0 is representative of today’s exchanges and marketplaces: trading desks to DSPs (demand-side platforms) to exchanges to SSPs (supply-side platforms) and the inevitable ad tech tax.Real-time bidding (RTB) has allowed parties to do business across partners and on an impression-by-impression basis, both via open-audience-driven campaigns or in private marketplace environments, eventually throughout the entire supply chain of a publisher, the header through the waterfall.If the pipes and the connections are in place, what then remains is the opportunity to consider sophisticated business rules and relationships which can only come from a next level of thinking.In financial markets, groups of commodities or stocks are in many cases bundled together (think exchange-traded funds or mutual funds or futures contracts where buy and sell prices are guaranteed for long periods of time, sometimes years).Once those contacts are established, they are free to trade repeatedly for the duration by any entity that would have capital to invest.In today’s digital ad sales environment, a publisher’s direct sales team negotiates inventory sales with advertisers, which result in a “guaranteed order.” However, those guaranteed orders typically contain “out clauses” that allow the advertiser to cancel the contract for a variety of reasons.
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It is not the first time that the real-life Frank Championship tells us about when he, in his youth, broke into a printing plant in France to manufacture counterfeit checks – an episode that is in the movie about his life, where Frank Championship is portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio.But, the event is also an example of something Frank Championship has seen clearly over the last few decades: fraud has become increasingly easier.today, I just opened up a box,” says Frank Championship when Breakit hits him during a Visit last week.When it comes to digital security, there are, according to Frank Championship a trivial fact to keep in mind: they are caused always by the defect – or error – in the organization.however, the attacks based on social manipulation to cause great harm.From the stage at the stockholm international fairs told us Frank Championship for a California-based techbolag as a traitor of the financial information if all of the 4,000 employees through a simple e-mail to an employee where the fraudster pretended to be the president of the company.
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p Singapore is a country known worldwide for both a very high cost of living and limited real estate space — that combination makes it hard to imagine a better location for a gigantic vending machine that spits out luxury cars.Autobahn Motors, a company that started out selling used vehicles in conventional showrooms, recently opened a 15-story building in Singapore that looks like a real-life kid’s toy box hidden inside the Southeast Asian city-state.The structure can hold up to 60 high-end vehicles — it includes cars from Ferrari, Bentley and Porsche — which can be purchased by customers who visit the location.Rather than a regular sales process, visitors to the Autobahn Motors’ site complete their purchase via a tablet device and customized app.Their car will be delivered to them within two minutes of their payment thanks to a unique ‘fishbone’ delivery system that Covered.Asia experienced in a pre-launch demo last year.“We needed to meet our requirement of storing a lot of cars.
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p Xiaomi announced today that its Mi Bluetooth Headset is now available for pre-orders in India, priced at Rs.899 (approximately 14$) just for the black variant however (it’s also available in white color)./p p /p p The new headset weighs just 6,5 gr.and allows users to accept or end phone calls, reject calls, redial phone numbers, transfer calls, make three-way calls, play or pause music, play next/previous song, and adjust volume.It has noise reduction support, Bluetooth 4.1 compatibility and it can reduce 4G network interferences./p Join GizChina on Telegram p It provides 4 hours of talk time and more than 100 hours of stand by time and it’s capable of pairing with 2 smartphones at the same time.
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p /p p /p p The biggest restaurant story of the year has arguably been New York Times critic Pete Wells' withering review of Locol, a fast-food concept that brings high-quality, affordable food into urban neighborhoods.Wells awarded zero stars to the restaurant, calling the chili bland, the burger dry, and the chicken, well, "the best thing to do with it is pretend it doesn't exist."/p p Food blogs erupted in protest.Most did not take issue with the content of the review.Some called it "mostly right."But critics argued the review was in poor taste, given the restaurant's admirable mission to change lives in some of the most neglected food deserts in America.
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The Drum has rounded up the key moves from the EMEA, APAC and North America regions below.Richard Lloyd has been promoted to the newly created role of worldwide head of programmatic at WPP media agency Maxus.In the new role, Lloyd will lead advertisers through the technological changes that are creating new opportunities for them, as a result of the industry’s ongoing digital transformation.Paul Surridge has joined Roberto Cavalli as creative director, with responsibility over all the group’s brands and for all creative functions.Surridge’s first season will debut with the women’s spring/summer 2018 collection, which will be shown in Milan in September 2017.Neil Benson has stepped down as editorial director of regionals after 16 years, as Alan Edmunds, currently his deputy, steps into the role.
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