Albert Colburn

Albert Colburn

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There's nothing like some tech-related tittle-tattle, is there?If a Reddit user by the name of "AmazonVideoEngineer" is to believed, Amazon Prime will soon pop up on Apple TV.As reported by MacRumours, this individual has made numerous posts based on apparent insider knowledge that Amazon's video-streaming app will appear on Apple's set-top box later this month.Here's their original post on the matter:"Wanted to make this throwaway account after yesterday’s debacle.I saw many people get upset so I wanted to issue this warning: do not expect Amazon to launch before October 26th.
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Nadia Redlo want to create förstahandsdestinationen for ethical businesses who want to boost their marketing with the help of the stars on social media.To market influences marketing has exploded in recent years should not be passed unnoticed.Last year, the turnover of the industry a half a billion in Sweden – an increase of 40 percent compared with the year before.To marknadsföringsgreppet can provide the imprint on the sales was something Nadia Redlo experienced when she was a couple of years ago ran a small e-trading business.But it was in this time Nadia Redlo began to hear of people who could promote her products in the social media.Since half a year back she works with to pull the trigger Blixtiz – a platform for just influences marketing that is entirely focused on vegan fashion and beauty products.
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Solbilsracet genom Australien är avgjort.Tävlingen World Solar Challenge riktar sig till teknikstudenter över hela världen.Uppgiften är att skapa den bästa solcellsdrivna bilen och köra den en 3 000 kilometer lång sträcka genom Australien.I år deltog två svenska lag från Mälardalens högskola och Jönköpings universitet.Mälardalens högskola kom på tredje plats i äventyrsklassen, som mest är avsedd för inspiration och där bilar som har utvecklats för tidigare tävlingar kan delta igen.I år fick den inte vara längre än fem meter, inte bredare än 2,2 meter och solcellsmodulerna fick inte vara större än fyra kvadratmeter.
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The Army is also looking to centralize its testing and acquisition process in order to maintain its competitive advantage.The US Army has been looking to swap out the M4/M16 rifle platform carried by US soldiers in one form or another since the 1960s.A recent Army study examining existing threats analyzed how to build the new rifle, its ammunition, and its fire-control system in tandem to enhance its capabilities, all while fitting it into the service's overarching modernization strategy."For the next generation, we wanted to make one end-all solution," Brig.Gen. Brian Cummings, head of the Army's Program Executive Office Soldier, told Army Times."With the M4, when you look at it, it's got all these things hanging on top of it.
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INTERVIEW: Ian Goslin, head of UK cyber security at Airbus discusses how to protect critical infrastructure and being ready for cyber threatsCyber crime is constantly on the rise.Based in the Welsh city of Newport, it’s actively conducting research into cyber threats on industrial environments and is helping national critical infrastructure organisations defend themselves against digital-savvy criminals.He started his career working as an engineer at the Royal Air Force and has a hands-on glimpse into cyber threats.“I focused on the security of military communication networks across the globe, including in Afghanistan and the Middle East,” he says.“Compromised data can have potentially fatal consequences in the military, but in fact, the dangers of security breaches within Industrial Control Systems can be just as severe, affecting physical safety, industry and the national interest.”
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Good news for budget VR shoppers: it's a good year for discounts.Facebook and Oculus announced that the Rift and Touch, Oculus' VR hardware for PCs that launched last year, is keeping its summer discount price of $399.That's roughly half what Rift and Touch used to cost.Hopefully you didn't buy it when it was more expensive.That being said, Oculus has plans for new VR hardware for PCs in the next year or so with a more wireless system called Project Santa Cruz.
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IT pilot fish is on a vacation deer-hunting trip out in the wilds of the Pennsylvania woods when he hears a telltale sound: his mobile phone ringing."I was in a really weak cell zone, but the call from my boss did come through," fish says."I answered even though this was officially a vacation day -- hey, I'm a team player."It seems there was a major production problem.We discussed some of the facts and symptoms, but it was obviously not something that I could diagnose remotely."Then come the words fish is really dreading: "When can you get here?"
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Winter has come to Westeros at last.But we may have to endure two winters here on Earth before the final season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" drops sometime in 2019.Fortunately you can get your fix of the Iron Throne drama by heading to New York to catch the limited run of "Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical."To say that the show makes a mockery of Dany T., Jon Snow and the whole Lannister clan is an understatement, at least if videos of "The Jon Snow Emo Vlog" posted to YouTube in advance of opening night are any indication.You can get a pretty good sense of the humor and irreverence the production has for the series in the below selection, in which Ned Stark's alleged bastard son seeks out a personal trainer in order to impress his new girlfriend/aunt.The unauthorized parody stage show opens Tuesday in the Jerry Orbach Theater in the Theater Center on Broadway for a three-week run.
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En produkt som hamnade i skymundan för de större lanseringarna förra veckan är Google Clips.Det är en nischad kamera som automatiskt spelar in korta, ljudlös videoklipp.Tanken är att användare bara ska behöva placera Clips på ett lämpligt ställe, låta den sköta sig själv och få intressant videomaterial.Enheten agerar alltså som en liten frivillig spionkamera.Clips mäter 49 x 49 x 20 millimeter och väger 42,2 gram, när det särskilda fästet räknas bort.Kameran kan skapa ”Motion Photos” (JPG-bilder med inbäddad MP4), MP4, och animerade GIF-bilder.
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Cricket Australia has named Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) as its new broadcast and digital partner for India and the subcontinent as part of a strategic sustainable approach to investment.As part of the partnership, SNP now owns the exclusive media rights for all men’s international matches played in Australia starting with the Magellan Ashes Series in November.SPN has also acquired the exclusive broadcast and digital rights for Australian women’s cricket team beginning with the Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series followed by KFC BBL and the Rebel WBBL.SPN will broadcast the matches via its sports network of 11 channels.James Sutherland, chief executive officer of Cricket Australia said: “We are delighted to conclude this agreement with Sony.They understand the global value of Australian cricket.
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It was back in July 2015 that Nokia first announced the Ozo VR camera, a device that sported eight synchronized shutter sensors and microphones for stereoscopic three-dimensional video.With a starting price of $60,000, the camera was aimed squarely at professional filmmakers, though the price later dropped to a more palatable $25,000.Although some major media companies — including Sony Pictures — did invest in the Ozo VR camera, it seems the adoption rate hasn’t been what Nokia had hoped for, and now it’s pulling the plug.“In digital media, the slower-than-expected development of the VR market means that Nokia Technologies plans to reduce investments and focus more on technology licensing opportunities,” the company said in a statement.Ever since offloading its mobile phone division to Microsoft for $7 billion in 2014, and selling its Here mapping unit to a handful of German carmakers, Nokia has essentially consisted of two units: Nokia Networks, a broadband network infrastructure business, and Nokia Technologies, a division that seeks to keep the Nokia brand alive in the consumer realm.This has included digital health devices via a $192 million Withings acquisition and the Ozo VR camera.
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PureVPN, one of many virtual private network providers claiming not to keep logs or identifying information of its users was instrumental in the arrest of a Massachussetts man on Friday.The logs, which PureVPN claims don’t exist, were used to track and arrest 24-year-old Ryan Lin.According to PureVPN’s privacy policy:We Do Not monitor user activity nor do we keep any logs.Yet, according to documents obtained by The Register, these logs do, in fact, exist.And not only do they exist, they were instrumental in bringing an alleged criminal to justice.
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Russian actors spent tens of thousands of pounds on Google ads meant to interfere with the 2016 US presidential election, the Washington Post reported on Monday.Citing employees “familiar” with Google’s internal investigations, the Post reports that these ads, which appeared on Gmail and YouTube, “do not appear to be from the same... troll farm that bought ads on Facebook.”Facebook has received the brunt of the scandal regarding Silicon Valley’s role in Russia’s online disinformation campaign.CEO Mark Zuckerberg was initially dismissive of claims that Facebook may have had a role in the 2016 election’s results, but, after an investigation, announced the company had found around £76,000 in ad buys linked to Russian agents.These ads reached as many as 10 million people.Google is reportedly far from completing its own investigation, but it seems there were multiple Russian-linked troll farms separately purchasing online ads meant to swing the election.
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Bolaget har dykt kraftigt på börsen de senaste åren och är inte längre Stockholmsbörsens största bolag.En av anledningarna är att klädjätten har väldigt många fysiska butiker i en tid när allt färre lockas att besöka dem.Retail–krisen slår över hela modespektrat eftersom folk hellre handlar online, till och med efter att de varit in i en butik och provat kläderna IRL.Men: detta är nu inget att oja sig över, utan tvärtom ett utmärkt tillfälle att vara i framkant.Som modetechgurun Matthew Drinkwater, chef på Fashion Innovation Agency i London, sa på Stockholm Fashion Tech Talks i somras: Tech ger möjligheten att skapa något nytt inom mode eftersom allt annat redan är gjort.Genom mötet mellan två rätt olika discipliner skapas nya kontaktytor där det kan uppstå rätt spännande innovationer.
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Other companies, including Bacardi Ltd., Medtronic PLC and Eli Lilly & Co., contended with similar challenges as they struggled to find staffers on the island.The storm presented a trial of the business-continuity and employee-safety plans that many companies adopt but don’t always have an opportunity to test.“I started losing sleep about the fact that we had 300 people unaccounted for,” Brad Sorenson, Boston Scientific’s senior vice president of manufacturing and supply chain, said in an interview.The company also issued social-media and text messages, and dispatched workers to knock on colleagues’ doors.As of Friday, the company had verified the well-being of more than 90% of its 5,000 direct and contract employees in Puerto Rico, and most had returned to work.Efforts to locate workers have been important not only for their safety, but also to help restart operations and avoid disruptions to Puerto Rico’s supply of medicines and devices for the rest of the U.S.
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Facebook has officially launched the Mac and PC desktop apps of Facebook Workplace, TechCrunch reported.The app also comes with screen sharing, which is a feature that users have been requesting for some time now.Currently, these two features are only available for Workplace, which is the company’s productivity software meant to compete with Slack.There’s no word on whether or not these features will eventually make it to the standard version of Messenger.In terms of raw numbers, about 14,000 businesses currently make use of the platform, and the company recently signed up retail giant Wal-Mart.Currently, Slack is still the larger of the two programs, but Workplace’s ties to Facebook may help it overcome the competition.
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The Home family expanded just a month ago when Google announced third-party manufacturers are building Assistant-enabled speakers, but Google itself now has two alternatives to its main offering: The Google Home Mini, and the Google Home Max.Last year’s Google Home is still available for sale, and it’s the middle-ground between the new Mini and the Max.It looks elegant and sleek, but we don’t think it will blend seamlessly into your home.For you audiophiles, the Max supports HE-AAC, LC-AAC+, MP3, Vorbis, WAV, FLAC, and Opus audio formats, and you’ll find 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi for high-performance streaming, and Bluetooth 4.2.There’s an auxiliary port on the rear if you want to connect the Max to a record player (believe us, you do), and a USB-C port lets you connect an Ethernet cable via a USB-C to Ethernet dongle.Google said the Max optimizes sound based on the room it’s placed in (the company calls this “Smart Sound”), and the Max can hear you across the room even when it’s playing.
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Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) provide many advantages in automated smart factories, including increased efficiency and improved worker safety.But rugged industrial environments do pose challenges to AGV system designers, as dust, debris, electromagnetic interference (EMI), and extreme temperatures can damage or disrupt electronic components and signals.To overcome these challenges and take advantage of the benefits of AGVs, system designers require rugged computing platforms that provide the performance necessary for advanced applications as well as a robust design that can minimize the potential for faults and system failures.In an effort to provide such solutions, AGV subsystem vendors are turning to development principals from the rail industry.In this article, AGV system designers and facility operators will learn:• How standards and design practices from the rail industry can be applied to the development of AGVs
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New code of practice to reduce consumer confusion over ISP ‘up to’ broadband speed claimsBritish communications regulator Ofcom has outlined its plans to impose tougher requirements on Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and their claims about the broadband speeds customers are likely to achieve.Essentially, it wants to clamp down on the controversial “up to” broadband speed claims made by ISPs, to give people and businesses a more realistic speed expectation.It comes after many years over controversy surrounding the use of “up to” download speeds in broadband adverts.Ofcom is considering ‘enhancing’ its current Codes of Practice that date back to 2008, which commit ISPs signed up to the code, to give customers an estimated range of speeds they are likely to receive, as well as the right to exit their contracts penalty-free if their speed falls below a minimum level.In order to achieve this, Ofcom is planning a number of changes.
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Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ghostface Killah has co-founded a cryptocurrency and hopes to raise $30 million during its initial coin offering, according to a CNBC report Wednesday.Killah's firm, Cream Capital, apparently takes its name from Wu-Tang Clan's 1993 classic song "C.R.E.A.M."But instead of standing for "Cash rules everything around me," the acronym this time around represents the trademarked Crypto Rules Everything Around Me, Cream Capital Chief Executive Brett Westbrook told CNBC.The burgeoning market for cryptocurrencies, which has grown so quickly that one bitcoin was worth more than an ounce of gold in March, has seen digital currency entrepreneurs flocking to ICOs to create and sell digital tokens to investors, who include celebs such as Paris Hilton and Kanye West.Still, regulators are not taking to ICOs well.The practice, which Bloomberg said netted $1.6 billion in the last year, has prompted security concerns from the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
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