Albert Colburn

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With mop-haired politico octopus Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton to the White House, the Canadian Immigration website has crashed under the weight of US citizens seeking an escape.The Donald scooped up 49.1 per cent of the votes versus 47.3 per cent for his opponent at the time of writing .Many of the key states swung behind the brash billionaire businessman, including Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania.As the election neared its conclusion, Google searches for "move to Canada" and "immigrate to Canada went up.The website for Citizenship and Immigration Canada CIC then had a blackout.When El Reg tried to jump into this site this morning at points the page was unavailable, at others it loaded but was running painfully slowly.
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However, hidden in its code appear to be placeholders for the next generation of Pokémon to come to the mobile title.As spotted by dedicated Pokémon site The Silph Road, looking through the APK of the newest Android version reveals a host of changes.100 new Pokémon are referenced, which would cover all of the creatures introduced in Pokémon Gold and Silver - Pokédex entry 152, Chikorita, through to 251, the time-manipulating legendary Pokémon Celebi.Also found was Transform, a new move that's been added to the game.This strongly hints that Ditto - the only non-Legendary first generation Pokémon not to be found in Pokémon Go to date - will be arriving soon.Ditto is an unusual Pokémon - it doesn't battle itself, but instead shapeshifts into its opponent and copies its moves.
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The investment could boost the fortune of its food service business.Chinese search engine company, Baidu is seeking to raise $500m to invest in its Waimai food delivery service.The company is strengthening its service as it has been facing cut-throat competition from other Chinese internet companies.Baidu has been looking for investment of at least $300m, but the funding round has yet to be finalised according to Bloomberg.Waimai food delivery service uses scooters to deliver food, from Starbucks coffee to sliced sashimi.At present, the unit is facing competition with its rivals in both hiring people to conduct operations and in tie-ups with restaurants to expand its services.
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Facebook has finally gone live with its just-for-business product, Workplace.For a few dollars or less per user, per month, companies can give employees access to a locked-down, private social network that feels like, well, Facebook.That s right – everyone s favorite social network that we use to distract ourselves from boring meetings and cluttered inboxes promises a legitimate remedy for workplace disengagement, compromised productivity, and email overload because our conversations will be about … work.Some early adopters and analysts love the concept of Facebook s Workplace: It helped launch a satellite and links up global aid workers in a powerful way.Naysayers argue that Workplace is just a time-wasting wolf in a productivity-sheep s clothing.And now, Microsoft Teams, the hopeful Slack-killer that plays nicely with Office 365 and Yammer, has been added to the list of collaboration-tool choices.But I strongly believe companies should value community before productivity, and that employees should enjoy using technology solutions.I used to peddle enterprise social software for a living.
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Yesterday we reported that the prices of a variety of cables and adapters from Apple have prissänkts with 20-40 per cent.Apple wants to give customers who get the new Macbook Pro – which has been very vocal in its criticisms of Apple's choice to only include the usb-c/thunderbolt 3-contacts – a chance to acquire the adapters required now in the beginning a bit cheaper.What we didn't realize at first was that even LG's new monitors Ultrafine 4K and Ultrafine 5K is included in the sale with 25% discount.Ultrafine 4K has 4k resolution, support for dci-p3 color gamut, 8-bitarsfärger with dithering and is connected with the usb c. This means that it can charge a Macbook or 13-inch Macbook Pro or a 15-incher if it does not work for full mugs, charging is limited to 60 watts .You also get three usb-c ports with usb 2 speed.the Discount price is 5 460 kronor.
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It s unfortunate that we all have to pretend that we don t think evil or even just slightly weird thoughts in the most innocent situations.After all, the world would be so much more interesting if we just did what we secretly wanted to do as long as it doesn t hurt other people... too much .Along these lines, Ola Szmida animated her own personal diary of unrealized bad thoughts, and it s so silly and stupid that it s great.When your mind kind of steps away from reality and you imagine something wild happening in an otherwise ordinary situation.Or making chicken noises when everyone is sad.Or using the blender without the lid on.
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To learn more and subscribe, please click here.Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo will begin shipping the first smartphone housing Google's Tango technology, according to Engadget.Google launched 35 Tango apps alongside the launch of Lenovo's new handset.With Tango, a Lenovo phone can "figure out" its position relative to its surroundings via an array of integrated sensors and cameras.This allows the phone to become a powerful augmented reality AR device, where animations and images are overlaid on the surrounding environment.That's because AR can utilize the increasingly powerful cameras on smartphones, and it can be used in conjunction with other devices to enhance a user's surroundings.Some of the apps offered by Tango, for example, include games that overlay interactive maps on tables, or a measurement app that allows users to measure anything around them.Apple, Snap, and Microsoft are all ramping up their AR and image-recognition capabilities.
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Artificial intelligence is the future, and the future is now.You can master all things AI with The Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence Introductory Bundle, which will help you master the technology powering everything from self-driving cars to voice recognition apps.You can now pick up this training bundle for over 90 percent off from TNW Deals.Through this course collection, you ll learn the methods behind the algorithms that power Deep Learning technologies.Here s a quick overview of the courses in your bundle:Deep Learning Prerequisites: Linear Regression in Python – Master the fundamentals of Deep Learning, then consolidate your knowledge by building a linear regression module using Python.
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Kevin Hartz is currently a partner at Founders Fund and the Chairman and Founder at Eventbrite.Some of the firms where he has invested and played an advisory role include Airbnb, Yammer, Counsyl, Milo, Lookout, Minted, Pinterest, Skybox Imaging,Trulia, Flixster, Uber, PayPal, Palantir, Thumbtack, and Tripit.KH: While I am an introverted person, there are certain areas that I am really passionate about and within these areas, it is really easy for me to reach out and talk to new people.The perverse essence of networking for networking s sake or with the end goal of monetary gain does exist, but to a much smaller extent.KH: I think people who have built amazing and longstanding businesses have a child like curiosity - something I want to retain my entire life as well.It is that curiosity that drives me to interact with new people that are doing great things, which are not necessarily related to just business activities but also include a lot of the new initiatives that are coming from disciplines like the hard sciences.
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Facebook, by its own account, is not a media company.Which is kind of funny, given how important the platform has become to providing Americans with information.Today, the social media company announced that it was partnering with ABC News for special Election Day coverage — a curious move for a company that s so emphatically not a media company.In a press release from ABC News, the company touts its curated Facebook Feed that will offer live streams from anchors and correspondents at key polling locations and candidate election parties around the country.The release goes on to explain that the Facebook feed will include special commentary from anchors and will also include comments submitted by users, giving the proceedings a more interactive feel.Starting at 7pm ET 12am GMT on Election Day, ABC correspondents will even report on polling results from something called the Times Square Crossroads , which is apparently Facebook s live interactive booth in Times Square.
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Octane AI launched its bot creation platform today, beginning with bots for 50 Cent, Aerosmith, KISS, Magic Mike, and SPiN.The startup also announced that it has raised $1.5 million in a round led by Phil Libin and General Catalyst Partners.The Octane AI platform can make Facebook Messenger bots to showcase content or merchandise, launch product or content campaigns, generate forms, or help businesses with customer service.Apps like YouTube, Medium, and Facebook can be integrated into an Octane bot so every time you upload a new video on YouTube, for example, a message can be sent to everyone who subscribes to your bot.Facebook Messenger launched beta APIs in August for marketers to be able to send promotional message and publications.Octane AI was created by founder Matt Schlicht, known best as creator of the website Chatbot Magazine and the Bots Facebook group, which has grown to more than 17,000 bot enthusiasts in about six months.Cofounders Ben Parr, an early stage startup investor and former Mashable editor, and Leif K-Brooks, creator of anonymous chat service omegle.com, joined the company shortly after its formation.Our goal is to just lower the barrier to creating and managing a bot and make it so you don t have to design anything, you don t have to program anything, you don t have to be an expert on bots.You don t have to be an expert in designing conversation.You can have a bot up and running in three to four minutes, not just as a big business but as a mom and pop shop…the 99 percent of people that don t know how to program, Parr said.Artificial intelligence is in the Octane name, but don t expect much intelligence from Octane bots.If you re heading over to chat with the Aerosmith bot because you re a big fan, don t get your hopes up.
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In the somewhat confusing – unless you re a super-fan – line-up of trims, tunes, and general craziness, this 2016 Challenger RT Scat Pack strikes its balance near the top of the tree.The vast 6.4-liter 392 HEMI V8 is good for 495 HP and 475 lb-ft of torque.Its makers quote a low 4-second range for 0-60, and a top speed of 182 mph if you can find a suitable straight.They share the same engine, in fact, though the SRT 392 does get some extra bells and whistles to justify its premium.Bilstein sports suspension and 4-piston Brembo brakes are the main difference – the more expensive car switches those for adaptive suspension and 6-piston anchors.Dodge will sell you a six-speed manual, and I suspect the purists would take it, but the $1,400 TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic with its paddle shifters is a sensible and capable alternative.
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HIKE: Virgin Media prices are going up from todayIf you use Virgin Media you might be shocked to hear that your bill has just gone up.The internet and TV supplier announced it was putting up prices in September and the rise comes into effect from today.Most users will see an increase of around £3.50 per month with Virgin claiming the rise is to make the Virgin Media experience "bigger and better than ever before".News of the hike didn't go done well with customers with many "disgusted" at facing higher bills.Virgin Media has responded by saying: "We understand the price rise is never welcome.
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If you are someone who spends lots of time on the go for work or play, chances are you, at some point or another, find yourself missing the size of your TV or desktop monitor when you are on the road.Enter SPUD, the world s first collapsible high-resolution monitor.SPUD short for spontaneous pop-up display is designed for individuals who constantly find themselves traveling for work, or with a need to set up larger mobile screens without lugging around full-sized computer monitors.The new Kickstarter project was initially looking to get around $33,000 in funding but has already seen that blown past with 44 days still remaining in the campaign.When expanded, SPUD uses custom optics combined with the latest DLP technology to produce the sharp, bright image that you need, the Kickstarter campaign says.Either with an HDMI cable or wireless adapter, SPUD can be connected to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop — no matter where you are.
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Man, this market is packed… and confusing as hell.Between the Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Now TV, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick and any number of smaller brands efforts, it seems like there are dozens of options, some of which are compatible with certain streaming services but not others.But the Humax H3 Espresso or H3 Espresso Smart Media Player, to give it its full name is a bit different from the others.As well as delivering a classic cord-cutter service by streaming Netflix and YouTube from the net, it can also pump live broadcast television into your eyeballs, and link up with a Humax set-top box to play your recorded programmes.The H3 Espresso does live telly in one of two different ways.Either hook the box up to your Humax FVP-4000T PVR via your home network and the H3 s Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection , which lets you select shows from the PVR s electronic programme guide, as well as watch things you ve already recorded, fresh from the hard drive.
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Halloween has an extensive history, dating back to Celtic rituals 2,000 years ago.In the US, the holiday fuels an entire industry, with millions of Americans spending billions on Halloween costumes each year, according to the National Retail Foundation.Before the 1920s, Halloween costumes were more commonly handmade, and were simpler and more terrifying.But over the course of American history, Halloween costumes have become more complex, interesting, and in some cases  tawdry.Take a look to see how Halloween costumes have changed over the course of the last century.
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It has only been a week since the last update, but already now there is a new version of IOS to download to the compatible models of the Iphone, Ipad and Ipod Touch.According to the accompanying documentation fixes IOS 10.1.1 including a problem where the information in the Health could not appear for some users.We can probably also figure that a few security holes have been closed.In this context it can be mentioned that Apple has stopped signing older versions of IOS than the 10.1, so if you are not satisfied with the latest update it is too late to repent.
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Starting a business is hard at the best of times.But in 2005, when he was just launching Reddit at barely 22 years old, Alexis Ohanian experienced a series of traumatic events that would shape his approach to work and life forever.His girlfriend at the time had fallen out of a fifth-floor window in a foreign country.After months of being in a coma, surgeries and rehab, she eventually recovered, and Alexis was due for another shock.When his family dog died that same year, it was tough for him but devastating for his mother.Little did he know that 6 hours of grief later she would be hospitalized – diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
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qbranch's founder Ulf Engerby, and the company's former ceo, Stephan Andersson, has started a new company.That they know each other well is clear, which perhaps is not so strange after having worked together for over twelve years.To digitize business processes is our business, " says Stephan Andersson, who will have the role of md, while Ulf Engerby is chairman of the board.– the Ambition is to build a large and nice company.The key is to find the right people.– There are no technical issues anymore, everything is business affairs.
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Jonas Tellander is the ceo of Storytel.Ljudboksspecialisten Storytel partnership was presented by the Flagship Products ceo Shadi Al Hasan ahead of the Sharjah International Book Fair, one of the world's largest book fairs.Shadi al Hasan should have presented the Storytel app writes Porter Anderson, the editor of, among other things, Publishing Perspectives, on Twitter.sibf16 @ShjIntlBookFair @Flagshipapps' Shadi Al Hasan shows the audience some of the collections rolled out by @storytel.— Porter Anderson @Porter Anderson October 31, 2016the Collaboration between the Flagship Project and Storytel has also attracted the attention of several other actors on Twitter.
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