Alan Krieg

Alan Krieg

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Biometrics are an exciting potential source of unique, difficult-to-forge login credentials.One of those possibilities involves the user s heartbeat, which researchers at the Birmingham State University in New York believe could be a perfect secondary authentication system, especially for medical records.One of the biggest problems facing the digital world is and always has been security.How to make sure that only the right people have access to information is a difficult question to answer.Passwords work to some extent, as do unique emails and secondary authentication applications.But added complexity leads to spiraling energy needs and higher chances of false positives or false negatives.
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Whether you re headed out in support or dissent, you should know what you re getting into before you go.Even if you think the event is purely peaceful, someone else, another protest group, or the police may all have different ideas.This article was originally published in 2011, and has been updated.The most important thing you can do before you leave the house is research.Many organizations will offer tips on their web site or hand out pamphlets at protest outlining what you should expect.Finally, even though you may be within your rights, be aware that arguing that you have a right to stand on one side of the street when a half-dozen police officers want you to move to the other side is probably a losing—and meaningless—battle.
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BOSTON Reuters - T. Rowe Price Group Inc. recently disclosed an insurance agreement to recover $100 million after it made a proxy voting error, which should help the Baltimore fund manager's results due to be reported next week.In a securities filing earlier this month T. Rowe Price of Baltimore said it has recognized the insurance recovery in its fourth-quarter results, to be reported next week, offsetting a $166 million operating charge it took in the second quarter.T. Rowe Price's investment team had opposed a $25 billion private buyout of Dell Inc in 2013, concerned the deal undervalued the computer maker.But in a rare blunder, T. Rowe Price mistakenly voted clients shares "for" the merger.After a court dispute, T. Rowe Price made payments to clients to compensate them for the difference in valuation that other investors who opposed the deal were able to pursue.The company is due to report fourth quarter results on Jan. 26.
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Super Mario Run is coming to Android earlier than most people expected.The popular title, Nintendo's first true game on mobile platforms, was originally released as an iOS exclusive on December 15th, 2016, and many figured it wouldn't hit Android for quite some time.As it turns out, Super Mario Run will be available on Android in March, just three months after launching on iOS.The news first appeared through Nintendo's official Twitter account, and included a link to the Play Store listing for Super Mario Run.While the game is listed in the Store, it's obviously not available to download just yet; the Store page only includes a link to "pre-register".This Store listing isn't new though, in fact it's been up since a few weeks after the game was released on iOS in December.
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Bloggprofilen och entreprenören Isabella Löwengrip NTL har på allvar börjat att etablera sig som investerare i techbranschen och har tidigare klivit in i graviditetsappen Natural Cycles som ägare.Nu gör hon ytterligare en investering i frisörbokningstjänsten Wavy, rapporterar Breakit.Investeringen görs tillsammans med entreprenören Ida Backlund, som grundat löshårsbutiken Rapunzel, som förra året omsatte över 100 miljoner kronor.Läs mer: Reklamstopp slår mot Natural Cycles tillväxtExakt vilken summa de kliver in med i Wavy är okänt men enligt Isabella Löwengrip handlar det om några miljoner .Isabella Löwengrips investering görs delvis med kapital men också med medieutrymme då tjänsten kommer att marknadsföras genom hennes kanaler.
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Team Ninja s ultra-challenging slasher will launch exclusively for PS4 on February 8, the developer has announced.Development on the much-anticipated title has just gone gold, meaning copies are now being printed and sent off to stores ready for release.Inspired by the likes of Dark Souls and Ninja Gaiden, Nioh splices the two together to form a dark, challenging adventure set in a twisted vision of Feudal Japan.The release date was recently announced via the game s official twitter account, which can be translated below:Games Editor Brett Phipps recently sat down to preview Nioh on PS4, and it seems he had a surprisingly great time.Here s what he thought:
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Some people work or study better in silence, and silence drives other people nuts.If you like background noise, Deepfocus helps you mix music with ambient sounds to help you stay focused while you work.The free web app is a lot like the ambient noise apps we ve covered in the past, but in addition to noise, you can play actual music, too.It comes with four built-in sounds: fireplace, rain, coffee shop, and wind.You can adjust the volume and mix and match those, but you can also search for specific music via YouTube, and the app plays it all simultaneously.Just type in a song, album, or genre.
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Optus launched its 4G rollout exclusively in the Newcastle area in 2012, but since then has expanded to every capital city and key regional hubs in Australia.Not only has the telco got a strong following thanks to its rollover data plans, it also enables you to pool your mobile data with your nearest and dearest.Dual speakers, a slightly longer battery life as compared to its predecessor, improved camera that s great in low light, faster A10 processor and double the internal capacity are why this smartphone is a good choice, despite its resemblance to the iPhone 6S.The loss of the headphone jack might be inconvenient, but the addition of the waterproof chassis ensures the new handset from the Cupertino firm is more robust than their predecessors, allowing it to survive a moderate plunge and a few mishaps.Optus has iPhone 7 plans starting at $76 a month for the 32GB model and 1GB data, up to $143 per month for the 256GB model and 20GB of data.The iPhone 7 Plus is markedly better than the smaller model, given its longer battery life, thanks to its larger size, and the addition of an innovative dual camera setup that s easy to use.
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Apple skapade en hel del förvirring när de uppdaterade mailklienten i och med iOS 10.Här försöker jag bringa klarhet i det hela och ger ett par tips på vägen!
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21st century muscle cars like the Ford Mustang only manage the the first half of that equation - and even then only if you pony up for the gas-guzzling V8 engine, not the disappointing and not all that economical EcoBoost.It's got plenty of straight line power for racking up those motorway miles, but can handle itself in the corners too thanks to Quattro All-wheel drive, and has all the gadgets you'd expect.Petrol-heads might laugh at me for even daring to say a turbocharged V6 engine is better than a naturally aspirated V8, but when I've got more tech toys than a branch of PC World inside the cabin, I really don't care.I'm sure the four-door fastback version will end up the bigger seller, but it doesn't stand out on the road as much as this sleek two-door coupe.At least until you shift into Dynamic mode or put your foot down.The S5 sounds fantastic, growling menacingly at traffic lights and roaring when you bury the throttle.
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Many mammals — like humans — can easily survive on a broad diet, getting nutrition from whatever plants or animals happen to be available and seem most delicious at the time.Of those, few are as particular as the three species of vampire bats that have evolved to subsist entirely on blood.Two of those three species have been known to jump from one
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The Nintendo Switch is slightly smaller but significantly heavier than the Wii U gamepad.The Switch s JoyCons are tinier than a Game Boy Micro.And the whole system can fit in your back pocket... sort of.Today at the Switch event in Manhattan, Kotaku boss Stephen Totilo took a whole bunch of size comparison shots.Let s take a look, shall we?Wii U pro controller vs. Switch JoyCon Grip controller:
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We are on the cusp of an era where talking to machines will be as natural as talking to humans.With artificial assistants there is a pressure to provide an experience; to give the customer an interaction that is as both useful and emotionally satisfying as talking to a human.Will we start to change how we speak to sound more like the AI?With the rise of AI and the rush to automate the connected home and emerging services, the following three things are at risk of simply being optimized out of existence.As children, we are taught manners through repetition and refusal; we are taught the importance of saying please if we want something.However, some parents are noticing their children being incredibly rude when demanding something from the Echo, a service with no notion of please.We need nanny-modes to teach our children to say please when asking for something, and we need our assistants to match our manners when they reply.As AI becomes more prominent and we become used to barking orders, when we actually have to speak to a person, will we even remember to say please and thank you — and will they even mind?Companies are starting to look to AI to power call centers, creating artificial assistants to help customers on calls.As humans we can convey much of how we feel not by the words we use but by our tone of voice.To do this effectively, there are a number of linguistic markers that a computer could be taught to recognize that, in combination, will indicate the state of mind of its human caller.
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Delstaten New York planerar USA:s hittills största vindkraftssatsning till havs.När kraftverken står klara ute till havs 2030 ska de kunna ge 2 400 megawatt MW , tillräckligt med effekt för att försörja 1 250 000 bostäder.Den demokratiske guvernören Andrew Cuomo trotsar den tillträdande presidenten Donald Trumps skepsis mot förnybar energi.Cuomo har som mål att hälften av elkonsumtionen i New York, landets näst mest befolkade delstat efter Kalifornien, ska komma från förnybar energi 2030.Cuomo klargör också att förnybar energi helt ska ersätta produktionen från det kärnkraftsverk i Westchester County som stängs 2021, ett kärnkraftsverk som ger 2 069 MW.Enligt Cuomo ska alla vindkraftverk byggas så långt ut till havs att de inte är synliga från kusten med blotta ögat.
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Have you been looking for a reason to wear your heart-rate tracking smartwatch or fitness band more often?How about that if you do, it has a better chance of pre-warning you that you re about to get sick?Research carried out by scientists at Stanford University in California has shown the right wearable tech, and diligence when it comes to recording and checking data collected, may help spot the onset of a potential cold or disease.During tests on wearable tech to discover how they could be used in health matters, professor Micheal Snyder noticed the readings showed a higher than usual heart rate, higher skin temperature, and lower blood oxygen levels.The unusual activity was striking because he felt fine.The sudden onset of a low fever convinced him to see a doctor, and he wondered if it was the onset of Lyme disease, having recently spent some time in a rural area where he may have picked it up.
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Luckily for you, we ve collected them all in this one place you don t have to go searching for them.With Nintendo announcing last night that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be launching alongside the Switch on March 3, expect the already high anticipation for this game to reach a fever pitch in the next few weeks.Of course, it helps that Nintendo showed a pretty epic Breath of the Wild trailer last night, giving us an extended look at Princess Zelda and Calamity Ganon.Another game that feels more like a proof of concept, 1-2 Switch seems to pit players against each other in mini-games centered around the Joy Con controllers.Expect 1-2 Switch to focus more on interaction between players than staring at the screen.On top of that, it ll include all of the game s DLC, so expect this release to be the definitive version of Mario Kart 8.
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Google has begun rolling out a new method of reducing the size of images loaded on mobile devices, implementing a machine-learning upscaling algorithm called RAISR to drop filesizes by up to 75 percent.Originally unveiled back in November by Google's research team, RAISR - Rapid and Accurate Image Super-Resolution - is designed to cleverly extrapolate the missing information from a low-resolution image in order to produce a higher-resolution version without any blurriness or blockiness.Equivalent in quality to the best rival super-resolution systems, the company claimed at the time, RAISR runs around 10 to 100 times faster - meaning it's possible to implement it on-the-fly, rather than limiting its use to batch processing of files for later consumption.Unsurprisingly, that's now exactly what the company has begun doing.In an update to its Google social network, Google has implemented a smart image resizing system whereby a client device requests a version of the original image at a quarter of the original resolution then uses RAISR to upscale it back to full resolution again.The process is, naturally, lossy, but as with other lossy compression algorithms designed to drop image file sizes like JPEG the gains are impressive: At little to no loss of discernible fidelity, a 100KB JPEG drops to just 25KB.
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But from a lack of third-party game support to an archaic online system, these issues all look to be resolved with the Switch.It might not offer photo-realistic visuals or Sonic the Hedgehog levels of processing speed, but it does have one trick that Sony and Microsoft consoles fail to provide: portability.And once you arrive back home, you can easily move the experience to your 50in TV to take in the lush lands of Hyrule in more detail.Admittedly, the line-up of games revealed so far hasn t blown anyone away.But criticism for this is surely premature with the console still two months away from release.Plus, few consoles can call claim to impressive launch lineups.
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Good post, I would agree that it has taken the B2B community a bit longer to embrace the new world of email.I think the next step for email in 2017 is Marketing Automation.As an inbound marketer, we are always talking about nurturing B2C prospects... but why not nurture B2B?It only makes sense that as the B2C communities' buying tastes change so do the B2B.We need to nurture, inform, and provide valuable information.The world is more transparent now and we need to address that!
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Maria Hedengren should keep in the money in Izettle.Izettle is growing fast, but still has a long way to go to profitability.In connection with the company now borrows sek 440 million paints ceo Jacob De Geer in an interview with the Di Digital up three possible future scenarios.• To continue on the current path and take in even more venture capital in the pursuit of profitability.• similar to Spotify, another company that has grown with minusresultat, prepare Izettle for a public listing.The latter option is a path that Jacob De Geer rather avoid.
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