Albert Colburn

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Looking for the best Samsung Galaxy S6 deals?On this page, we've rounded up the cream of the crop in June 2017, with the best value Galaxy S6 deals from top UK networks.We'll keep this page up to date with the best bargains deals as they pop up, so you shouldn't have to look elsewhere to find a pay monthly contract that suits your needs and budget.Well, it might not be Samsung's latest and greatest phone anymore since the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8 came to town, but it's still got presence.It's got a great camera and has just been updated with the latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS, so it's definitely still holding its own next to the 2017 flagships.That tiny upfront cost does help keep the price down in the long-run, too.
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Microsoft this morning announced a series of new features coming to its Outlook for Mac 2016 software for Office 365 users, including those that will allow you to schedule your emails, track the message’s delivery, and find out if the email was read, among others.Some of the changes are rolling out first to those who receive early updates through Microsoft’s Office Insider Fast program, while other new additions, like email templates, will arrive today.Being able to schedule delivery is something Outlook has supported for some time in other versions of its software across platforms, including Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016, through its “Delay Delivery” feature available in the Options menu in the Message.The new “Send Later” feature in Office for Mac 2016, however, adds a drop-down next to the Send button itself.After clicking on this option, you’re then able to select the date and time you want to send your email, which is saved to your Drafts folder until it’s time.Also new to Outlook 2016 for Mac is support for delivery and read (opened) receipts when sending messages.
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Super Mario Odyssey was the best reason to spend the last week in Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, and we spent some significant time with Nintendo’s big Switch game for this holiday during our adventures at E3.We were also able to capture some footage that we want to share with you.This new Mario is bigger and more open than any previous entry in the series, and the two worlds Nintendo showed us at E3 demonstrated that by offering dozens of diverging paths and objectives.In the clip above, we run through Odyssey’s icy desert, “cap-ture” (possess) a bullet bill, and warp into a two-dimensional plane.But that’s not all we played, we played through desert stage a second time and discovered an icy cave as well as a sphinx-like Jaxi character that Mario could ride through toxic sludge.Finally, we also explored some of New Donk City.
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People with Amazon Prime memberships who have yet to venture into online grocery delivery were just given a trusted reason to buy groceries with Amazon.That’s more important than ever given Amazon just declared war on every supermarket and corner store in America.“No doubt, there is huge shark in the lagoon,” said Semil Shah.In the lagoon, Instacart is like a school of fish — specifically, they are on the verge of launching in cities nationwide, not just in locations that have a Whole Foods.”Instacart is built to support hundreds of grocery chains in markets big and small.The ‘last mile’ is built into the structure of the business.
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Weeks after the Samsung Galaxy S8 range went on sale, most users are still without one of the phone's headline features - the AI-powered Bixby personal assistant.However, it seems Samsung is edging a little closer to an English language launch after announcing an ‘early-access’ program for S8 and S8+ owners in the United States.Recent reports suggested Samsung is struggling to complete the English language version, so a preview is probably a good idea.A Wall Street Journal article claimed: “Recent internal tests of the service have revealed the voice-activated assistant is struggling to comprehend English syntax and grammar, one of the people said.”While the voice assistant seems to be quite a way off yes, the Vision image and text analysis tools are available in all markets.Like the recently launched LG G6, the front of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is almost all screen – and it's this that really makes the S8 stand out.
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HTML5test, a web application designed to test browser capability, has records of being used to test the web browsing performance of a device with the official model number of SM-N950F.The upcoming phablet is expected to share its design language with that of its smaller siblings, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.Are you looking forward to picking up the Galaxy Note 8?Samsung Galaxy S8 release date and priceThe Galaxy S8 goes on sale globally on April 28 and is priced at £689 in the UK or $720 in the US if you want to buy it outright.This is a dedicated Bixby button – which I'll cover in more detail in the Software section – and while it shows Samsung is taking its new virtual assistant seriously, it feels too much for Bixby to have its own button.
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Our weekly column summarizes the tech financing highlights in China this week.Tech giant Tencent was an active investor this week with its support for online brokerage platform Futu and bike-sharing startup Mobike with large funding amounts.Other financing highlights include investments in big data and cloud computing services, which have proven to be a necessary IT infrastructure for several companies.Online broker Futu receives USD 145 million for Series C round led by TencentFinancing status: RMB 989 million (USD 145 million) Series C round in 2017Online broker Futu on Monday receives USD 145 million in a Series C round led by Tencent to boost its capital and marketing plans.
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Microsoft general manager for Surface Ryan Gavin said that the iPad Pro is a "clear example" of Apple following Microsoft rather than the other way around, in an interview with Business Insider."Think about it, if we had been looking at [Apple] we wouldn't have made a product like Surface Pro or Surface Book," Gavin said."We have been learning and perfecting our products in the 2-in-1 category for years now, [but] when Surface initially launched everyone was skeptical, including them.And then they followed, and the iPad Pro is a clear example of that."Of course Microsoft pays attention to the competition, but when it comes to actually building the Surface hardware, "we don't really look at Apple," Gavin said.Microsoft was one of the many companies attending London Tech Week, and its dedicated "Studio Space" welcomed some people over from the firm's Redmond headquarters to showcase the new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro devices, in addition to Surface Studio, Surface Hub, and the slightly older Surface Book.
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Microsoft today announced a major change to how it will deliver new releases of Windows Server going forward.Instead of a release every few years (the last few major versions arrived in 2008, 2012 and 2016), Microsoft will now move to a semi-annual cycle that will see the company launch feature updates every spring and fall.This new release cadence, which is similar to what Microsoft is doing with Office and Windows 10, will allow the company to bring new features to customers faster and allow it to take advantage of new innovations.Windows Server Standard and Datacenter users who are part of Microsoft’s Software Assurance program will automatically get these updates as they are released.Companies that want to skip a release can do so and Microsoft will also continue to offer Windows Server in its long-term servicing channel, which offers up to 16 years of support (with the optional Premium Assurance subscription).This semi-annual cycle will also include System Center, Microsoft’s data center management tools, as well as Server Core, the headless install option of Windows Server.
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The latter is absolutely more valuable than the former, which is strictly vanity.We all know that behind your brand logo on social, there is a human punching keys on a keyboard.Yet you’re acting like there’s some magical filter that needs to happen between the real person and the outside world.as a great example of a brand that has an authentic personality and is willing to say what it believes.Someone tweeted at Wendy’s, “What’s best at McDonald’s?” Wendy’s response?David Fizdale went on an epic postgame rant about the referees following his team’s game-two playoff loss to the , it garnered him a solid $30,000 fine from the National Basketball Association.
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The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon spinoff has been developing the control scheme for about a decade now — around two-thirds of its existence.The control system sits atop a tripod, with two grips mounted on bars that curl over top like bicycle racing handlebars.The scheme is designed to operate the rover’s arms in some of the high stress environments, from decommissioning roadside bombs to handling harmful materials in the wake of a major disaster like 2011’s Fukushima accident.“Often times, you still need the human intellect to perform those tasks,” founder and CEO Jorgen Pedersen explains.“But they’re dangerous, so the question is, how can we project that human capability remotely, so they’re still able to do their job and leverage the human intellect to solve a really big problem?That’s what we’re trying to do — keep the human safe, but allowing them to still do their job.”
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13 ransomware som plågat världenOroväckande trend: ransomware som angriper AndroidRansomware som attackerar företagets servrarRansomware är ett snabbt växande hot mot svenska företag och privatpersoner.Enligt Symantec dubblerades antalet attacker mot svenskar under 2015, och uppgick till hela 275 angrepp om dagen – och mycket tyder på att den siffran kommer att öka.Gisslanprogramen finns i många versioner, men de värsta följer samma mönster.
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In the latest prerelease version of the Android O there is a new edition of the Google klockapplikation.the Biggest change is that the background of the app is now dark gray instead of blue, with light blue accent color.given that many users are likely to start the clock to put an alarm in the evening perhaps the former bright blue background color was not optimal.Google has also given the app a new icon with a flatter design.the Face in the icon has a blue background instead of purple, and the icon supports the dynamic format in Android 8.New watch app can be downloaded manually in APK format and run even by those who do not betatestar new Android.
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Depending upon which automaker you listen to, you could be riding in a self-driving car within one to five years.Seats that turn to face the rear passengers.This creates new problems, not the least of which is what to do with the airbags.The German automotive supplier ZF has given this some thought, and come up with a clever solution: a funky looking bag mounted to the side of each seat.The company created it for contemporary cars—it is designed to prevent passengers from whacking their heads together in a side impact—but because the airbag is affixed to the seat, ZF sees it as future proof.“Such seat-integrated systems could also be valuable in addressing advanced interior concepts for future vehicles and new mobility solutions,” the company claims.
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Japan-based tech giant SoftBank has agreed to acquire robots pioneer Boston Dynamics from Google parent company Alphabet, the companies said in a joint statement Thursday.Terms of the deal weren't revealed.As part of the deal, SoftBank has also agreed to acquire Schaft, a Japan-based bipedal robotics company founded in 2012 and acquired by Google in 2013.Google acquired Boston Dynamics, maker of Cheetah, BigDog, WildCat and other nature-inspired robots, in 2013.Boston Dynamics gained internet fame through YouTube videos of its agile, often gas-powered robots dealing with ice, snow and other obstacles.But communication between the two companies reportedly worsened over the years, and Alphabet was said to be in talks with other companies, such as Toyota, to sell Boston Dynamics.
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Yes, it was a bit expensive (and that hasn't changed much with the unveiling of the iPad Pro 2 12.9, as it's colloquially being termed) but it did something no other iPad did.The four speakers are present and correct in the corners, with the same resonance chambers to improve the audio quality, and the Smart Connector sits on the bottom to let you connect keyboards or docks and providing data and power through it.However, if you're looking at a picture, the refresh rate is dropped right down to save power, with the intelligence of the iPad Pro sorting out the difference between.This isn't crucial stuff, but it's the same way you spend more money on a 4K TV... it just works.It works much better than anything before, and while it seems that the files you can manipulate are still locked to certain categories the bulk are there - plus you can access cloud files as well through Google Drive, Box and Dropbox.It's still not perfect - it's just plastic / rubber on glass, don't forget - but the accuracy seemed a little better than expected.
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p In 2016, the Paris Agreement marked a turning point in the battle against climate change.Today, he is poised to sever those ties - rescinding the pledge offered by the US at the Paris Accords.The ultimate purpose of the Paris Agreement was to strengthen the global response to climate change by creating an international network of government bodies, all dedicated to lowering emissions.Those who did pledged to work towards a long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 C above pre-industrial levels, ideally aiming to limit the increase to 1.5 C. This level of temperature change may sound insignificant, but would, in fact, put massive strain on food production, clean water sources and energy production.Keeping the temperature rise to 1.5 C would significantly reduce the risks and the impacts associated with climate change.A significant element of reduced emission policies was the focus on climate taxes on companies.
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Tomorrow Atea started the tenth edition of his jättekonferens Atea Bootcamp in halland Tylösand.the Theme of this year's Digital ecosystem, where you want to highlight what is becoming increasingly hotter in most places in the industry – cooperation and the construction of new alliances where you can, different parties benefit from each other.When all the operations are changing fundamentally thanks to it, it is extremely important that the it organization takes its responsibilities.But even if it has an active part, we also need to create new alliances, new ecosystems and new collaborations, " says Ateas director of marketing and Bootcampgeneral Magnus Sallbring.– A new feature that we will launch is Atea Sustainability Focus.he has recently been in Washington and talked about the issues facing several of the world's elektronikjättar, which are collected by the member organisation EICC's umbrella, where most of the big elektronikjättar is with, such as HP, Apple and Dell.
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p A year from now, Nasa plans to launch its first mission to the Sun’s atmosphere.The Solar Probe Plus is set to come within four million miles of the giant gas ball's surface as it attempts to unlock the secrets of stars.Ahead of this mission, on May 31 at 11am EDT (4pm BST), the US space agency will announce more details in a press conference, during which five Nasa experts will discuss how the probe will handle the star's blistering temperatures.It's likely the panel will focus on how it plans to get a space probe to the atmosphere of our galaxy's star and how it will survive the intense heat and radiation that's emitted."Solar Probe Plus will swoop to within 4 million miles of the Sun's surface, facing heat and radiation like no spacecraft before it," Nasa says on the probe's mission page.The new craft is expected to launch in July or August 2018 and the data it collects will help to "forecast major space-weather events".
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We reported on Tuesday morning that the Izettle makes a number of changes in its board of directors.The old Nordea chief Hans Dahlborg jumps of the chairman of Izettle after almost seven years in the post.at the same time ending the previous Kinnevik ceo Vigo Carlund of the board of directors.The two will be replaced by Sonat Burman-Olsson, everyday the president for Coop Sweden, and affärsängeln Måns Hultman.Izettles co-founder Magnus Nilsson will become the chairman of the board after His Dahlborg."His has been with almost since day one in Izettle and really helped to build up the company, not least his experience of the regulatory issues have been of great help," says Izettles president and medgrudare Jacob de Geer.
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