Albert Colburn

Albert Colburn

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The latest Pokemon GO update was claimed to stop spoofers and hackers alike, but in reality it’s only cut out a chunk of cheaters.The most hardcore of cheaters in Pokemon GO remain entirely active, regardless of the latest update to the game.Pokemon GO’s newest APK keeps Android 7.1 from spoofing.Users with security updates from the past month can no longer use the old methods.Take for example the group branded PokeBot.Ninja – they’re still running hot.This bot works on Windows and OS X devices alike, and its developer community works around the clock to keep it active.
Sweden
Världens största plattform för streaming av tv- och datorspel, Twitch, har avslöjat att de ska lansera en premiummodell.Anledningen är dels att tjäna mer pengar, men även ge användarna möjlighet att stötta sina favoritprofiler på plattformen.Läs mer: Streama själv eller följ andra - så kommer du igång med TwitchRedan idag kan du betala 4,99 dollar (cirka 45 kronor) för tjänsten men den nya modellen kommer innefatta såväl 9,99 dollar (99 kronor) som 24,99 dollars-alternativ.För den lägre kostnaden får man tillgång till exklusivt material för två prenumerationer medan den högre ger tillgång till sex stycken.Dessutom kan profilerna på plattformen skicka ut specialanpassade meddelanden till communityn.
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'Lunch' with the author whose new book 'soaps up' Miss AmericaThe joint was jumping at Michael’s today, where a scrum of paparazzi had their noses pressed against the glass in hopes of getting a better look at Quantico star Priyanka Chopra.I was really looking forward to today’s lunch with author and magazine vet Michael Callahan, who I had gotten to know over Facebook through our mutual friend and fellow scribe Lisa DePaulo.We’re all part of this highly opinionated and lively group that obsessively weighs in on the important events of the day like what the hell were they talking about on the latest episode of Billions?I couldn’t wait to talk to Callahan about his new novel, The Night She Won Miss America (Houghton Miflin Harcourt), about a reluctant contestant who goes on to win the pageant and then vanishes.I spent many an August afternoon on a lawn chair in my backyard on Long Island covered in Bain de Soleil reading those very same books.
UK
Slew of developer announcements from Facebook includes new deep learning framework for mobile devicesFacebook has made a number of announcements at its F8 developer conference in San Jose, California this week.Among the announcements are the social networking giant’s open-source Caffe2 deep-learning framework; updates to its Workplace by Facebook (its team communications tool); and an open source framework to enable Android developers to develop more efficient user interfaces.It is a busy time for the social network, thanks to the fallout from the recent live streamed murder on the platform and the growing menace of ‘fake news’.One of the first announcements concerned the open-source Caffe2 deep-learning framework, which is being targetted at mobile devices such as Android devices, iPhones, and low-power computers like Raspberry Pi.Essentially the Caffe2 AI toolkit allowed Facebook developers to train AI models and build apps, and now it has been open-sourced, it is available to the wider developer community.
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Audi’s newest electric vehicle is a crossover SUV with a 4.5-second 0-60mph time, and an impressive range of around 300 miles when its 95kWh battery is topped up.The Audi e-tron Sportback is set for production starting in 2019, and it’s part of Audi’s larger strategy to bring at least three fully electric cars to market by 2020, and to have a quarter of its overall lineup equipped with EV batteries by 2025.The carmaker is pursuing electric options fairly aggressively, likely part of an overall shift dictated by its parent company Volkswagen, which has been more emphatic about its EV plans since its diesel emissions scandal.The e-tron Sportback definitely sounds like it could be a strong contender to help show that the electric strategy is full of potential for a range of buyers, and it would be nice to see a vehicle that can compete in many ways with Tesla’s gull-wing luxury electric SUV, the Model X.Audi has already announced the all-electric e-tron quattro, which is set to begin being offered for sale in 2018, and by then, not to mention when the e-tron Sportback hits the market, there should be no shortage of options in the high-end electric SUV market, judging by the announced roadmaps of a number of carmakers.Static photo, color: Lux Silver
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It’s a become something of a broken record, but Facebook has been on a Snapchat copying rampage, adding a variety of camera effects with similar augmented reality filters.But at its F8 conference today, Facebook revealed a larger plan for these cameras: creating an open augmented reality platform.Mark Zuckerberg implied it should be our biggest takeaway from the event; Facebook sees these cameras as not just fun filters, but as a future platform for communication.Zuckerberg demonstrated using filters that not only apply effects to your face, but also interact with your environment using 3D mapping and object recognition.Coincidentally (yeah right), Snapchat just announced a very similar feature this morning, although without the ambitious promises.While it’s easy to dismiss augmented reality so far as menial filters, Facebook has grander vision to enhance our interactions with the world around us.
Finland
Ulkomaisten työntekijöiden palkkaaminen saattaa muuttua pian entistä vaikeammaksi Yhdysvalloissa toimiville teknologiayrityksille, kertovat useat yhdysvaltalaisviestimet.Yhdysvaltain presidentti Donald Trumpin odotetaan allekirjoittavan vielä tänään tiistaina presidentin käskyn, joka koskee korkeasti koulutettujen ulkomaalaisten työllistämisessä käytettyjä H-1B-viiisumeita.Näillä viisumeilla työskentelee Yhdysvalloissa paljon esimerkiksi aasialaisia teknologia-alan huippuosaajia.Trumpin on määrä allekirjoittaa asetus vieraillessaan muun muassa työkaluja valmistavan Snap-Onin pääkonttorissa Wisconsinissa.Trump haluaa, että ulkomaisten työntekijöiden rekrytoinnista tulee entistä vaikeampaa, jotta yhdysvaltalaisten tekijöiden työllistymismahdollisuudet kohenevat.Vuosittain Yhdysvaltoihin palkataan jopa 85 000 työntekijää H-b1-viisumilla, joka on voimassa kuusi vuotta.
US
The Oxford English Dictionary appears ready to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow with an announcement welcoming the term "sonic screwdriver" from "Doctor Who" into its official lexicon.The OED offers up this definition: "sonic screwdriver n. chiefly Science Fiction a (hand-held) electronic device which uses sound waves to perform various mechanical and technical function."Apparently, 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi's sonic sunglasses didn't make the cut.Saturday's OED announcement notes how the sonic screwdriver has come to signify "a type of ultimate tool of the future.""Sonic screwdriver" will join the new edition of the OED when the edition's released this June.The Doctor's trusty tool won't be alone inside the famed dictionary.
UK
Impressed by late-night infomercial ads for blenders that can hack and slash through ice, nuts, and rocks?They might as well be primitive neanderthal tools compared to NightHawkInLight’s latest creation, which can turn potatoes into slivers and cabbage into coleslaw in the blink of an eye.You also don’t need to worry about easy monthly installments for this blender.It’s based on an air cannon you can build yourself, upgraded with slicing blades on the business end that julienne, dice, and shred anything that comes blasting out of it.Of course, it’s not the most convenient thing in the world—everything goes, uh, everywhere.But imagine how much time you’ll save at meal prep, assuming you can find enough of the food shrapnel to put together a dish!
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The last of the gunfighters will not be hanging up its holster any time soon.While the Trump administration has been playing Let's Make a Deal with Lockheed Martin and Boeing over the future of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Department of Defense has decided to extend the life of yet another old warhorse to fill the gap.At least 300 F-16 Fighting Falcons will receive structural and avionics upgrades that will allow them to fly until at least 2048, thanks to a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) with Lockheed Martin.The Obama administration had already made plans for the A-10 Thunderbolt to stay in service until 2022 to fill the close air support role and had plotted an upgrade to the F-16 as well since 2012.The F-16 was a product of a push by a group of analysts within the Air Force known as the "Fighter Mafia" for a lightweight fighter—a counterpart to the F-15 Eagle in what was referred to as a "high-low mix" (with the expensive, high-tech F-15 being the "high").The Fighting Falcon entered service a bit less "low" than the Fighter Mafia (as embodied by John Boyd, Pierre Sprey, and Thomas Christie) may have wanted.
US
Samsung is seeing strong demand for its Galaxy S8 and S8 smartphones, suggesting that consumers may be looking beyond the company’s debacle with the Galaxy Note7.The company’s head of mobile DJ Koh said at a media event in South Korea on Thursday that pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and S8 had outstripped those for its predecessors, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, which were launched in March last year."The news about the S8 is very positive at this point, though we have to see how many of the pre-orders translate into sales," said Kiranjeet Kaur, research manager for client devices at IDC Asia/Pacific.There is a pent up demand for a large screen Samsung phone after the Note7 was discontinued, and the S8 devices meet that requirement, she added.The Galaxy S8 and S8 are scheduled to hit shelves in the U.S. and some other markets from April 21.Koh said the companies had tested over 100,000 batteries internally this time to ensure the problem doesn’t recur with the S8, according to a report.
UK
General is a very good dog who just wanted to get out of the animal hospital.You can just feel that sweet taste of freedom hit him as he saunters off into the unknown.The ten-year-old Great Pyrenees was being held at the Aquia-Garrisonville Animal Hospital in Stafford, Virginia while his family was on vacation, local news outlet WJLA reports.It’s unclear what exactly happened that allowed General to initially push open the door to his cell.It looks like the keys were left in the door.The look on his fellow inmates face when he first gets out is priceless.
UK
Western Digital has warned Toshiba that the proposed sale of its memory business contravenes the terms of their flash foundry joint venture.This NAND tech and products-based business has been set up as a separate company by Toshiba so that it can sell a large chunk for cash needed to recapitalise itself after monumental cost overruns in its now Chapter 11-filed Westinghouse Electric subsidiary in the USA.The whole Toshiba group is now facing financial meltdown with a potential ¥1 trillion loss for its current business year.Selling a memory business stake, or the entire business, is the main event for Toshiba and that business, valued at $18bn, covers the flash foundry joint venture originally set up with SanDisk, which Western Digital acquired in 2015.Among the bidders is Hon Hai (Foxconn), which has said it might pay up to $27bn (¥3 trillion) and that would likely secure Toshiba's future, were it not for the Japanese government disapproving of such a sale with the likely consequence of technology and jobs flowing into China.Toshiba's shareholders, desperate for the health of their stock, would hope for the Japanese government to somehow kludge together state-influenced financial agencies to invest in the memory business alongside an American bidder, such as Broadcom, to make up some or all of the shortfall if the Hon Hai bid is rejected.
China
Alibaba Group affiliate Ant Financial Services is making its first foray into Indonesia with plans to launch a new mobile platform for payment and other financial services in partnership with a local firm.Ant Financial, operator of China’s popular online payment platform Alipay, announced on Wednesday that it will set up a joint venture with Indonesian digital company Emtek.Without disclosing the size of the investment, the two companies said the joint venture will leverage Ant Financial’s experience and know-how in mobile payment, digital financial innovations, risk control and cloud computing.To begin with, the new payment platform will be offered on BBM, Indonesia’s most commonly used messenger application, which is operated by a subsidiary of Emtek and has a user base of over 63 million monthly active users.“Ant Financial has proven know-how in delivering payment and other financial solutions to a large and growing mobile audience in China and enabling its partners globally, and we are looking forward to replicating and creating this success in Indonesia,” said Alvin Sariaatmadja, CEO of Emtek.The partnership with Emtek is the latest move in Ant Financial’ global expansion.
UK
Using the Very Large Telescope array, an international team of astronomers has discovered a previously undetected cold spot on Jupiter.Measuring 8,700 miles wide and 7,500 miles across, the mysterious spot is bigger than the Earth itself.New research led by University of Leicester astronomers and published in Geophysical Research Letters shows that Jovian weather is even more complex than we thought, and includes a localised dark spot near Jupiter’s north pole that’s probably being generated by the gas giant’s polar aurorae.The anomaly was only detected recently, but by analysing archived atmospheric data, the astronomers were able to show that it has been present in the upper atmosphere for the past 15 years.The spot’s shape changes dramatically over the course of days to weeks, but as a planetary weather feature, it’s persistent.But at the newly-discovered Great Cold Spot, temperatures are about 200 degrees Kelvin/73 degrees Celsius cooler than the surrounding atmosphere.
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Give me metrics, analysis and facts to justify why it was actually the most genius commercial of all time and the rest of the world is too blind to see it.The commercial in question in case anyone is living under a rock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v dA5Yq1DLSmQ
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Looking to turn your love of photography into a career, but not sure where to start?Look no further than this Hollywood Art Institute Photography Course & Certification program, available for $20 and currently discounted 99 percent.This 22-module program can be taken entirely online, and you’ll receive a certificate nationally accredited by the Photography Council.This complete training program dives deep into the technical aspects of photography and trains people to take photos that will give any professional a run for their money.You’ll study various photography techniques with the help of videos, tutorials, articles, ebooks, an article database, flashcards, and quizzes, all of which will prepare you to take your photography knowledge into the real world.You’ll also gain valuable insight from the most talented and experienced photographers in the industry, while learning down-to-earth techniques to help you take better photos right from the start.
UK
Amazon might just have the edge in the smart speaker market for now, launching its Alexa-powered Echo device before rivals, along with the smaller Echo Tap and Dot.But Google isn't far behind with its Google Home alternative, which launched stateside last year and is made its way to the UK just this month.And now, it seems the big G is adding a new feature which might just give it one up on Amazon's rival device.Related: Google Home vs Amazon EchoAs reported by AndroidPolice, the Discover tab of the Google Home app now features a card that says 'Multiple users now supported".That means we can expect to see the device supporting multiple accounts, allowing different users with separate music accounts and data to make use of the speaker.
US
Starting today, Amazon’s Alexa can change the color of lighting in a room.Users can set the lighting in their home by color or enable mood settings like reading or daylight.You can also simply ask for warmer or cooler color.These additions to the Smart Home Skill API give you the ability to control Philips Hue, SmartThings, TP-Link, and LIFX lightbulbs with your voice.The new feature, announced today in an Amazon Developers blog post, lets you issue commands like “Alexa, make my lights orange” or “Alexa, turn the living room to blue.”Smart bulbs from these companies have always been able to change colors, and you could configure color or temperature using apps provided by makers of the devices.The difference now is that you can use voice commands to your Alexa device instead of opening an app.The ability to change the color of a room with your voice is one of a series of changes Amazon made this week to aid developers.Earlier this week the company released a skills analytics dashboard for tracking skill performance and gave skills the capacity to request a user’s location.Also this week, Alexa skills no longer require downloads, a change first uncovered by CNET reporter Taylor Martin.In addition to support for lighting based on mood or a party, smart lightbulbs are also being used for home security, to sync with music (sorta), and to indicate when your favorite Twitch video gamer starts livestreaming.
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CD Projekt Red says its cyberpunk trademark will prevent gamers from an onslaught of apps and Steam games attempting to piggyback on any potentail success of Cyberpunk 2077.Having redefined the fantasy role-playing game with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt Red is now hard at work on its promising sci-fi RPG, Cyberpunk 2077.The company’s decision to trademark the term “cyberpunk,” however, has caused some unrest among fans, and now the studio has responded.Cyberpunk 2077 takes inspiration from the pen-and-paper RPG Cyberpunk 2020, which in turn was inspired by literature like William Gibson’s Neuromancer and the Mirrorshades anthology by Bruce Sterling.These books are part of a sci-fi subgenre that’s become known as cyberpunk, and some enthusiasts feel that CD Projekt Red’s decision to trademark the term is reductive.“The reason for our registration is to protect us from any unlawful actions of our competitors,” said a representative for the studio, according to a report from GameSpot.
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