Albert Colburn

Albert Colburn

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Alper Cakir is the co-founder and CEO at Xtensio.He is also one of the founders and the creative director at Fake Crow, a product consultancy and UX design agency in Los Angeles.Focusing on launching new startups and expanding established companies, he helps entrepreneurs build self-sustaining companies and experienced teams adopt to the the new business realities and opportunities.Prior to starting his own companies, he has worked as a freelance UX/UI designer for over 50 startups and a few fortune 500 companies.He is also a professional musician with producing, touring, writing and engineering credits.You can follow him on Twitter: @alpercakir
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This past weekend, something kind of incredible happened; basketball aficionados from across the globe were able to don high-tech goggles to live-stream stereoscopic virtual reality of a highly paid athlete receiving a bounce pass from a custom-designed drone to perform a highly technical slam dunk.The new technologies powering efforts on the floor were awesome and plentiful but when I arrived I was interested about the combination of using new tech to enable crazy experiences on the court while also drawing on technologies that allow viewers at home to get closer than ever to the action.The NBA Slam Dunk Contest defending-champ, 21-year-old Orlando Magic player Aaron Gordon, was set to perform one of the craziest dunks yet, a high-flying drone-assisted shot that relied on the most intimate of communications between man and machine.The dunking skill was all Gordon’s but the drone wits came from Intel.Gordon’s mom was long-time Intel employee who suggested the collaboration, and after reaching out to the company, her son began plotting for a way to make his technologically-assisted dunk a reality.Gordon ultimately didn’t walk away from the contest a winner, but the dunk proved to be a great opportunity for Intel to show off some of its new boundary-pushing technologies.
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What if we told you that staying connected in 160 counties in the world, would cost you just 30c a day?It s 2017 and we re online more than ever.One fifth of Americans are online almost constantly and millennials all over the world check their phones more than 157 times a day.* Very soon, the age-old joke of staying connected being a basic need along with breathing and eating, might stop being so funny.It only follows naturally that we seek to be connected anywhere we go.When we sit down to see what our roaming options are, the advice we get abounds with conflicting messages: roam, don t roam, use Wifi, don t use Wifi, prepaid tariffs, post-paid contracts… staying connected has never seemed so hard to figure out…
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Southern Gothic is a noirish genre that s strangely appealing, one in which world-weary detectives, inbred villains and run-down small towns all combine to create a fascinating blend of uniquely American flavours.William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, True Detective and even The Walking Dead to a certain extent – the genre spans various media, but I can t say I have ever seen a video game taking on the themes.Knee Deep for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is a strange, surreal beast, an indie release that draws on various elements from Southern Gothic, but makes it uniquely its own.Deep-fried in the southern murder mystery, the entire game is actually set on a theatrical stage, one that s constantly rotating and evolving as we follow our three lead characters: a blogger, a news junkie and our hard-bitten private detective.Each is out to solve a down-and-out actor s suicide, and through mechanics made famous by Telltale Games in its Walking Dead series, you make choices, listen to conversations and follow the story through to its logical conclusion.It s a walking simulator to a certain extent, but one grounded strongly in its story.
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Volunteering is about getting involved with people, situations and issues that we re unfamiliar with, motivated by the greater good.However, serving meals to the homeless one holiday night a year, while highly laudable, isn t going to solve homelessness.Many leading companies have begun putting a strategy around corporate volunteerism, and in doing so, effecting increasingly valuable change during the last decade or so.Angela Parker is Co-founder and President of Realized Worth, a consultancy that designs and implements corporate volunteering programs.When we see our leaders giving back to the community and demonstrating that this is important, it begins to shift corporate culture, said Parker.When you do that on a major scale, you have potentially hundreds of thousands of people acting differently, which is incredibly influential to society.
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Two influential U.S. senators rebuked Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer on Friday for her company s failure to answer questions about its massive data breaches and for abruptly canceling a recent meeting with congressional staffers.In a letter addressed to Ms. Mayer, Sen. John Thune R., S.D., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, and Sen. Jerry Moran R., Kan. said Yahoo s last-minute cancellation of the Jan. 31 meeting has prompted concerns about the company s willingness to deal with Congress with...
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In case you thought that Asus would only unveil 2 phones this year ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom then think again.It seems that Zenfone 4 is coming our way guys and from the looks of it, it should be really interesting.The device appeared on a recent listing at GFXBench with impressive specifications which mean that it could be Asus new flagship model!Despite the fact that it comes with last years Snapdragon 820 SoC, the most awaited smartphone packs 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory, along with a large 5.7-inch display that supports Quad HD 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution.It also runs Android 7.0 Nougat and packs a 21-megapixel rear-facing snap shooter, as well as a secondary 8-megapixel selfie camera, which completes the list of partial specs revealed.We expect Asus Zenfone 4 to be unveiled in the coming weeks, in various color options and perhaps with different SoC variants.
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His name is Rob Taylor, not Rob Convey.A corrected version of the story is below:Amazon increasingly wants to be its own deliverymanAmazon increasingly looks like it wants to be its own deliverymanNEW YORK AP -- Amazon isn't content just being the "everything store."Increasingly, it looks like it wants to be its own deliveryman, too.
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Today, it s no secret there s incredible value in having differences in gender, race, sexual preference, age and background on a team.But building a multicultural team goes beyond touting it on the website or employing various recruitment strategies – it s grounded in putting a structure in place that allows specific individuals and communities to thrive, making your company somewhere they want to work and stay.Here are some tips for building a framework that bolsters diversity and creates a welcoming environment for people of all walks of life.Education is a critical tool that helps curb falling back on stereotypes or making assumptions about different people or cultures.When employees have a better understanding of what a special religious or cultural holiday means for a coworker, they re more likely to be accommodating and supportive.Ramadan serves as a timely example.
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Alphabet, Microsoft and Intel, which all posted quarterly results Thursday, reinforced what s become a truism in technology: the biggest growth is in businesses that deliver computing over the internet.Intel sales rose more than expected, helped by orders for processors that power data-centre servers -- the machines at the heart of cloud computing.Our cloud business is on a terrific upswing, Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said Thursday during a conference call with analysts.What started a decade ago as an easy way for startups to run websites has turned into an increasingly popular way for companies of all sizes to access the software needed to run their operations.Many big technology companies are in a strong position to provide this because they already have huge data centres to support their own web services.More than US$1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud during the next five years, Gartner estimated in July.
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It was understandably difficult for Note 7 owners to abandon their device.After all, it was a well-received handset, save for…that one thing…Still, as Samsung has routinely reported, return rates have been high for the device.At last count, the electronics giant touted a 96-percent return rate on the phone tied to a bit of news about the FAA no longer having to announce its ban on flights .But, as anyone with a basic understanding of math will happily tell you, 96 is not 100.So, what s to be done about all of those Note fans unable to give up the dream?
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In the tech industry, new innovations are constantly supplanting old ideas and seemingly stable companies can find themselves facing unexpected challenges.However, the trends we saw started in 2016 posed questions that have yet to be answered.Can Alipay effectively deter the aggressive rise of WeChat?Alipay and WeChat Image credit: cztv.com Considering that Alipay has been trying hard to make Alipay a something more than just payment platform; a social community, what kind of strategies will actually attract users to use Alipay for engaging with other users?2.How will competition between China s bike-rental platforms, Mobike and Ofo, play out?Orange Mobike and yellow Ofo Image credit: Mobike Which one will become more dominant?How will LeEco s car business develop?LeEco s CEO, Jia Yueting, doing a live demo of LeSEE, an electric concept car of LeEco Image credit: Engadget LeEco is probably the most argued-about company in China, especially regarding its financial status.The latest news is fresh funding of 16.8 billion yuan $2.4 billion from real estate developer Sunac .How that will impact the company s transportation plans is still unclear.4.
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Astronomers have detected two stars that are on course to collide and create a spectacular explosion in Earth's sky sometime between 2021 and 2023.This binary star system is known as KIC 9832227 and consists of two stars that orbit each other once every 11 hours or so.Astronomers predict that the binary star will merge and create a bright explosion visible in the constellation Cygnus."It's a one-in-a-million chance that you can predict an explosion" of a star, Larry Molnar, an astronomy professor at Calvin College who predicted the timing of the binary collision, said in a statement from the college."It's never been done before."Supernova Photos: Great Images of Star Explosions
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In the hours since a private firm s intelligence document leaked to the web, alleging 35 pages of President-elect Donald Trump s dirty laundry—complete with corrupt ties to Russian officials, blackmail, and bodily fluids—Twitter, Facebook, and cable news have become a feeding frenzy.But former intelligence agents see it differently: To borrow the phrase often applied to Trump himself, they re taking it seriously, not literally.The document includes reports from unnamed sources claiming that the Kremlin has cultivated Trump as a Putin-friendly politician for the last half decade, recorded him in blackmail-worthy perverted sexual acts, and made secret deals with his campaign to exchange information.While Buzzfeed acknowledges that the document is unverified, it says it decided to publish it so that Americans can make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the US government.At the very least, the document is no hoax: According to CNN and the Guardian, senior intelligence officials presented a two-page summary of its contents to both Trump and President Obama.But those who spent their careers in the intelligence world are reading the report with more tempered skepticism, what ex-CIA analyst Patrick Skinner describes as interested caution.
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Autofill on Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari could be giving sensitive details to phishers using a simple flawAs the use of multiple usernames and passwords across different sites becomes common online practice, people increasingly turn to password managers and browser autofill in order to log in.While this is the recommended way to stay safe online, a newly discovered flaw in popular browsers and password managers could let scammers steal sensitive information, a researcher has found.The flaw affects the autofill function, which saves personal information and automatically pastes it to prevent repetitive typing, on browsers including Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari.It also affects some plugins and add-ons including the LastPass password manager.When a user starts to input information into a website, such as their name, autofill suggests information to paste into other boxes on the page.
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Since the original Agile Manifesto of 2001, which was written by and for software developers, the Agile movement has spread exponentially.It s provided a tried-and-true process for continual improvement and a focus on providing value to customers, not an obsession with following stiff procedures.What does it mean to be Agile?Instead of planning out all work in advance and then rigidly sticking to that plan for the long haul, Agile separates projects into mini sprints.This ensures that progress is made and that the process can be refined continuously based on real-time customer feedback.With Agile, the primary focus is about delivering real value to the customer, right away and continuously, without getting bogged down in procedures and outdated ways of thinking.
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Adding to the near-infinite list of things you saw on the internet that you really shouldn t try at home, YouTube s the Hacksmith strapped a couple of jet turbine engines to the back of a snowboard and hit his Canadian snow-covered streets because when you ve got a jet-powered snowboard, you don t need a mountain.The Hacksmith, aka James Hobson, might be the closest thing the internet has to a real-life Tony Stark.Using these compact jet turbine engines, which are readily available for purchase on the internet for powering RC planes, Hobson is actually trying to build his own flying Iron Man suit.That creation is still a long ways away, but in the meantime Hobson has found some fun uses for these engines.The snowboard doesn t quite hit the same speeds you d reach careening down a mountain — these engines don t come anywhere close to those that power a 747.But you also don t need to wait in line to catch a ride on a chairlift for your next run.
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The building process begins before you ve even started to play.The game comes with a collection of 34 different building types, only 13 of which you ll use on any given playthrough.When you add them to your city, each building provides a different ability, such as letting you store extra resources or trade with your rivals; different card combinations can make for games that feel quite different to play.You can tailor your game experience, including favorite cards, leaving out others or just using a random selection, and a simple smartphone app , can generate card combinations if this all seems like too much effort.The marketplace for buying new buildings.
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Tonight's traditional New Year's Eve countdown to 2017 will take 11 seconds instead of 10.The National Physical Laboratory, the body responsible for measuring time in the UK, will add a leap second to the lastClocks will strike 23:59:60 for a second before 2017 dawns to account for the slowing rotation of the earth.
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We re almost at the end of the year, in fact we re so close I m tempted to crack open a beer now, but before I do let s look over the top stories of 2016.This past year has really seen the Chinese mobile industry mature, and the majority of phones that come out of China are pretty damn good!Some are even class leading which has meant some seriously high traffic for certain GizChina stories.Below I ve listed the top 10 stores from 10 – 1 1 getting the most views along with a brief summary and some comments of my own.Just looking over at the top phone news of 2016 I can already see a pattern, let s see if you can.10.7 accessories for the Xiao Yi Action CameraI really surprised to see that this is our 10th most popular article of the year, but actually it makes perfect sense.GooApple i7 is an iPhone 7 cloneIt wouldn t be a real year of Chinese tech news if GooPone and their merry band of clones did turn up somewhere.This year GooPhone announced details of their iPhone 7 clone before Apple made their phone official!
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