Albert Colburn

Albert Colburn

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John Underkoffler is the CEO of Oblong Industries, and he is perhaps best known as the science advisor for the landmark sci-fi film Minority Report.Long before the body suit of Ready Player One, Underkoffler helped envision Minority Report’s scene where actor Tom Cruise uses “data gloves” and gesture controls to manipulate a transparent computer.To bring that vision to reality, he founded Oblong Industries in 2006, and launched Mezzanine for enterprise collaborators in 2012.Oblong’s technological and design trajectories build on 15 years of foundational work at the MIT Media Lab, where Underkoffler was responsible for innovations in real-time computer graphics systems, optical and electronic holography, large-scale visualization techniques, and the I/O Bulb and Luminous Room systems.There, I saw huge video walls, curved to immerse the user inside a visual experience.You could really see data and the connections between objects in a visual way.
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We’ve all done it from time to time, and it can sometimes have disastrous results.A smart garage door opener can give you peace of mind, as it takes home automation into the garage and puts it to work on everyday issues.Most models will send you alerts in case you accidentally leave it open and allow you shut it from an app on your phone.These smart features can help improve garage security.Many good smart garage door openers are retrofits, designed to upgrade your current garage opener instead of replacing it entirely.If your garage is more than, say, 10 to 15 years old, there’s a chance the smart device won’t be compatible.
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It has made multiple attempts, some of which continue to exist independently, to offer the best messaging platform ever.Almost all of those have failed miserably.Why can’t Google just make a straight out iMessage clone?Instead, it is trying to push for a more industry-supported messaging standard that it will simply be calling “Chat”.iMessage is widely praised for the simplicity of its execution.It supports the popular features of instant messaging, like rich multimedia content and even games, but falls back to good old SMS if the situation isn’t ideal.
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Suger du i Call of Duty: WWII?Då har vi goda nyheter då Amazon Alexa har uppdaterats med ny funktionalitet som kanske kan göra dig till en bättre spelare.Spelare kan fråga Alexa hur deras senaste match gick och Alexa levererar då information om matchen i fråga och kan leverera lite tips på vad du kan tänka på under nästa runda.Alexa plockar information från spelet som din träffsäkerhet, hur du rör dig, hur långt ifrån fienden du brukar vara och förstås kill/death-ratio för att sammanställa tipsen.
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Thanks to a long experience, in-depth research and the continuous development of new products is Uddeholms AB the world leader within the steel industry. " When I visited the Company for the first time I got a tour among the labs and was really impressed.We have almost as much equipment as a Swedish university, says Seshendra Karamchedu, director of product development at Uddeholms department for Research and Development.Seshendra Karamchedu is originally from India and moved to Sweden in 2008 in connection with the studies at Chalmers.In his thesis, he explored the field of powder metallurgy, that is to say, the process used in the manufacture of components from powder steel.- Uddeholm is located in the absolute forefront in the work with powder steel and are now also in the production of powders for additive manufacture – therefore it was a natural step for me to apply myself to the company, " says Seshendra Karamchedu and adds:
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Concepts such as cloud computing, as well as fog and edge computing are becoming more frequent.the Development is driven by increasingly larger volumes of data that need to be handled at a faster rate.But when fit what is best?the Experts in Automationsnästet detangles.
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Tony Fadell, a former Apple treat who left the company in 2008, and which are often referred to as ”the ipod's father has spoken out about excessive smartphone use in the Wired, a topic which is increasingly discussed in recent years.Tony Fadell says that ”Apple is in a particularly good position” to implement new tools that provide an overview of how much we really use our phones, and proposes a number of things Apple could do.Information: this will be the biggest news in IOS 12for Example, a type of calendar similar hälsoappen, which tracks the number of steps, quality of sleep, and the like, can show us how many hours in put on the email and scrolling through Instagram.He also think that Apple should introduce a mode for ”listen” or ”only read” at the side of the do not Disturb mode for those times we just want to listen to a pod without getting disturbed by other things.– You should be able to see exactly how you spend your time and, if you so wish, be able to moderate your behaviour accordingly, " says Tony Fadell.
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Up to half of the millennial generation could still be renting in their 40s and a third could be “retiree renters”, a report warns.The Resolution Foundation think-tank said that if home ownership growth in Britain follows the “weak pattern” of the 2000s, up to half of millennials born between 1981 and 2000 could be renting either privately or in the social rented sector in their 40s.A third could still be renting by the time they claim their pensions, it found.The Foundation said radical reform is needed to make the private rental sector fit for raising children and retirement “because a generation of young people face the prospect of never owning their own home”.The report, published by the foundation for its Intergenerational Commission, said policy has failed to catch up with the fact that bringing up children in the private rental sector has become mainstream.Private renting has grown rapidly in recent decades, the Home Improvements report said.
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Hey, you know how the whole of the internet is abuzz about Tesla's continued production difficulties with its Model 3?Well, it's about to get buzzier, because despite missing production targets at every turn, Elon Musk is shutting down production for a week, although it's not the first time this has happened.Well, according to a report by BuzzFeed News, Daddy Elon is shutting down the whole show to enhance efficiencies in the automated portions of the production cycle.This is an interesting move considering his recent comments stating that over-dependence on automation might at the root be the problem.Exactly what the improvements are hasn't been made clear.According to BuzzFeed's source inside Tesla, employees can either take the week without pay or use vacation time.
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the Black Shark is a smartphone with spelfokus from a new brand that is owned by Xiaomi.the Phone offers components as a 6-inch display (IPS LCD / 18:9 / 1080 x 2160), Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 4000mAh battery.unlike the Razers spelmobil, the display screen has not a refresh rate at 120Hz, but it offers instead the regular 60Hz, but there is support for HDR.the Structure's unusual design is according to the manufacturer supposed to make it more comfortable to hold for longer periods.the Manufacturer says that the Black Shark is the ”liquid cooled”, which is said to be able to lower the CPU temperature by 8C.Along the device's left edge sits a physical button to activate a special performance mode that will get the components to work as hard as they can.
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While traditional pesto is made with four key ingredients - basil, pine nuts, parmesan and olive oil - it seems the UK high street has been adding in surprising extras.A new analysis of supermarket own-label pesto found some jars from supermarkets contain ingredients like bamboo fibres, glucose syrup (sugar) and cashew nuts.Nikki Stopford, Director of Research at Which?, said: “Pesto has become a staple food in the UK but our research shows that many shoppers may be getting more than they bargain for when it comes to the pesto they are buying - and not necessarily in a good way.”nutrition experts reviewed the contents of 12 different 190g jars of pesto from supermarkets including Asda, Co-op, M, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose.The standard pestos analysed were all made in Italy and contained between 42-49% basil, but they also contained cheaper ingredients in place of the traditional elements such as cashew nuts instead of pine nuts, or a mix of both.In some jars, olive oil was substituted with sunflower oil, and parmesan with less expensive grana padano and pecorino romano cheeses.
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Vodafone has announced it has completed the first test of its newly acquired 5G spectrum, with the new airwaves being used for a video call between Manchester and Newbury.Only a week after the completion of the 5G auction which saw Vodafone run away with 50 MHz of 3.4 GHz spectrum at a cost of £378.254 million, the telco has tested out the airwaves for the first time.The video call took place between its Manchester contact centre and the company’s UK headquarters in Newbury.Before anyone gets too excited, this is an excellent example of blurring the lines of truth and hearsay using nuanced PR language.While Vodafone might try to make this sound like 5G, it is simply using a spectrum band which could at some point in the future be used for 5G.The test relied on Massive MIMO combined with 3.4 GHz spectrum running over the core 4G network.
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You might not know that for 30 years the brand has been making devices for the automotive, aviation and marine industries, but it's getting notable success in fitness.Screen size: Pink/White, Green/White, Violet/White & Black/Silver: 0.81-inch x 0.77-inch; Black/Red & Orange/Black: 0.98-inch x 0.94-inch | Touchscreen: No | Battery life using GPS: 5 hours | Battery life on standby: 35 days | Onboard storage: 7 activities | Bluetooth connection: No | Smartwatch capabilities: No | Multisport: No | Inbuilt heart-rate monitor: NoNo heart rate ANT+ connectivityThe Forerunner 10 is Garmin’s cheapest and most basic running watch, designed primarily to compete in the saturated market of sub-£100/$130/AU$170 GPS watches.For novice runners, or those who aren’t too concerned with going into the forensic detail of every training session, this watch represents good value.What it lacks in functionality the Forerunner 10 certainly makes up for in durability and it’s even water-resistant up to 50m.
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Tork Cleaning Cloths are produced using endless fibre technology called exelCLEAN, which increases the strength of the cloth.The uniform construction improves high-performance durability and cleaning performance.Some of the range carries HACCP Food Zone Primary (FZP) classification indicating they are safe for use in direct contact with food, so they are suitable for open-loop food processing.The folded cloth packs have been compressed to reduce storage space by up to 26%, adding to efficiencies.Two packs can be loaded at once into Tork W4 dispensers, reducing maintenance and refilling.
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The Mediatek MT6739 is a very interesting smartphone processor.That’s because it uses a quad core Cortex-A53 design with a maximum frequency of up to 1.5GHz and a PowerVR GE8100 570MHz GPU supporting 18:9 1440 x 720 screens, which is the kind of displays we now find on pretty much any new device.Plus it also supports dual SIM dual 4 VoLTE, all of that while still being very affordable.The next smartphone we’ll be seeing with such chip is the Cubot Nova.The handset is indeed set to be a really affordable device with an 18:9 display, bringing the pleasant experience of using a full-screen phone at a fraction of the cost.As we previously mentioned, it also supports 4G connectivity on both SIMs which is a win for the price segment.
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Bytedance’s short video app Douyin (抖音) has temporarily removed its live-stream and comment feature, local media is reporting (in Chinese).The company said that Douyin will undergo a “system upgrade” and both features will be back on after the upgrade.Douyin’s sister app, Toutiao is also undergoing a significant shake-up.Zhang Yiming CEO of Toutiao released an open letter earlier today after the State Administration of Radio and Television’s (SAPPRFT) decision to remove the Neihan Duanzi app.Douyin’s system upgrade seems to be a part of Toutiao’s “rectification” process.The company said it will raise the threshold on screening content on its platform and will focus on optimizing the auditing process.
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Planet Earth and the life it contains wouldn't exist if it weren't for the sun.But the sun also poses a serious threat to life, by constantly spewing harmful radiation into the solar system.Exactly how life on Earth managed to survive and thrive in the face of this danger is the subject of a new episode of "One Strange Rock," which airs tonight (April 9) on the National Geographic Channel.Each episode is narrated by astronauts, invoking the unique perspectives of those who have seen our planet from outer space.The first two episodes focused on how Earth "breathes" and how a violent history of cosmic collisions made our lucky planet the habitable world it is today.Episode 3, titled "Shield," will explore Earth's natural defenses against the sun's cosmic rays.
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A pair of hedgehogs named LJ and Ulysses got into a nasty altercation after waking up from their 5-month nap last week.Emma Kate Farley, founder of hedgehog hospital Little Silver Hedgehog in York, England, captured the bizarre fight on camera and posted it onto the group's Instagram page, garnering nearly 500 views.Thousands of Americans have signed up to learn how they can get “freedom checks” … checks so big they make Social Security (and every other government program) look pa...Wild hedgehogs are not normally territorial but some boys are bullies.The perpetrator is LJ who is blind in one eye," she captioned the 12-second video.The furry mammals were on the hunt for "food and females" when LJ suddenly tackled Ulysses, knocking him into a bowl.
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English wine production is on the rise in Britain, with a record number of bottles of still and sparkling wine from UK vineyards reaching the market last year.HMRC figures revealed 3.86 million bottles of UK-made wine were released for sale last year, up from 2016’s 2.36 million bottles - an increase of 64%.English sparkling wine is made with the same traditional method as Champagne, meaning it is left to age in the bottle, usually for about three years.Janet Harrison, from Cracking Wines, tells HuffPost UK she truly believes the UK excels at producing wine: “We are winning awards and quite rightly so.”Here, Harrison and Nik Koster, director at drinks-only agency Garnish and judge for International Wine Challenge, share their top five British wines to sip as the weather warms.If you love sparkling, try Nyetimber Classic Cuvée NV
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This past week, groups of AI researchers began to fight back against two separate programs located halfway around the world from each other, generating tough questions about just how much engineers can affect the future uses of these technologies.From Silicon Valley, the New York Times published an internal protest memo written by several thousand Google employees, which vociferously opposed Google’s work on a Defense Department-led initiative called Project Maven, which aims to use computer vision algorithms to analyze vast troves of image and video data.As the department’s news service quoted Marine Corps Col. Drew Cukor last year about the initiative:“You don’t buy AI like you buy ammunition,” he added.“There’s a deliberate workflow process and what the department has given us with its rapid acquisition authorities is an opportunity for about 36 months to explore what is governmental and [how] best to engage industry [to] advantage the taxpayer and the warfighter, who wants the best algorithms that exist to augment and complement the work he does.”Google’s employees are demanding that the company step back from exactly that sort of partnership, writing in their memo:
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