Albert Colburn

Albert Colburn

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When Facebook-founder Mark Zuckerberg became a father for the first time, he decided to start giving away its Facebook shares to a foundation for charitable purposes.Now it is time again.Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday evening, via his Facebook page, that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting their second child.this time it is a girl.”When Priscilla and I first found out that she was pregnant again, so we hoped first and foremost that the baby would be healthy.My other hope what that it would be a girl,” writes Mark Zuckerberg on his Facebook page.
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Uber Technologies Inc. said Wednesday it will stop using technological tools to evade government officials seeking to identify and block the service’s drivers.The technology was designed to help prevent people from using the app in violation of the terms of service, which included government sting operations, as well as fraud and competitors trying to disrupt the ride-hailing service.As part of a program known as Greyball,...
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Under tisdagen släpptes 2016 års siffror för antalet beviljade och ansökta patent, såväl hos det europeiska patentverket EPO som hos svenska Patent- och registreringsverket, PRV.EPO beviljade 2016 ett rekordhögt antal svenska patentansökningar, 2 661 stycken jämfört med 1 936 året innan.Men svenska företag lämnar in förhållandevis många ansökningar till EPO.I Sverige är vi också duktiga på att formulera ansökningarna, säger hon.Handläggningstiden varierar oftast mellan 3,5–6 år, enligt Susanne Ås Sivborg.Trots att antalet svenska ansökningar minskade med drygt 7 procent till 3 555 stycken befäste Sverige sin position som nummer tre på EPO:s per capita-listan, med 360 ansökningar per en miljon invånare.
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A five-month-old flaw in Android's SSL cryptographic libraries is among the 35 critical vulnerabilities Google fixed in its March security patches for the mobile OS.The first set of patches, known as patch level 2017-03-01, is common to all patched phones and contains fixes for 36 vulnerabilities, 11 of which are rated critical and 15 high.Android vulnerabilities rated critical are those that can be exploited to execute malicious code in the context of a privileged process or the kernel, potentially leading to a full device compromise.One of the patched vulnerabilities is located in the OpenSSL cryptographic library and also affects Google's newer BoringSSL library, which is based on OpenSSL.What's interesting is that the flaw, identified as CVE-2016-2182, was patched in OpenSSL back in September.It can be exploited by forcing the library to process an overly large certificate or certificate revocation list from an untrusted source.
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Snapchats moderbolag Snap fick en lyckad börsdebut på torsdagen i förra veckan.Första dagen gick kursen upp med hela 44 procent och på fredagen med ytterligare över 10 procent.Men uppgången blev kortlivad och vid New York-börsens stängning på måndagen hade aktien istället tappat 12 procent.Till synes handlar nedgången om dåliga betyg från analytiker, då flera har markerat aktien som ”sälj”.Appen Snapchat, där man kan skicka så kallade ”snaps”-meddelanden som försvinner efter man har läst de, har totalt 158 miljoner användare.Men bolaget dras med förluster och har även problem med att användartillväxten bromsade in under fjärde kvartalet i fjol.
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Shipments for wearable devices worldwide reached 102.4 million in 2016 and grew by 25% over the same time last year, according to IDC.This is despite industry speculation of the death of the wearables market, and Fitbit, a global leader in wearable devices, saw its stock price plummet to USD 6.07 from USD 32.50 in June 2015 when the company had its initial public offering.AllChinaTech has picked out the top five wearable device makers in China to show a snapshot of China’s wearable scene.XiaomiPhoto from Mi.comXiaomi is a game changer in China’s smartphone and gadget industry.Founded by Lei Jun in 2010, the company started its business by selling smartphones with price performance ratios much lower than its competitors.Xiaomi first gained popularity among hardcore gadget users, and then later to the mass consumer market.In July 2014, Xiaomi unveiled its first generation of Mi Band and priced it at RMB 79 (USD 11).In 2015, the company sold more than 10 million units of Mi Band.
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Instead, he looks under the street light.I think about this every time I hear that American employers are fed up with Millennials and their poor “soft skills” like teamwork, communication, organization, creativity, adaptability and punctuality.According to a LinkedIn study of hiring managers released last fall, 59% said soft skills were difficult to find and this skill gap was limiting their productivity.Said LinkedIn economist Guy Berger: “There are more employers that claim that soft skills are hard to find than hard skills.But what if when employers are looking for soft skills and not seeing them, they’re the equivalent of the guy who stumbles out of the bar and looks for his lost keys under the street light?The vast majority of mid-size and large employers in the U.S., UK and Canada utilize Applicant Tracking Systems.
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Some recipe instructions are frustratingly vague.When it comes to baking, the phrase “be careful not to overmix” is fairly common, but it’s not always clear what that means.This rule of thumb will help if you’re confused.The next time you dive into a baking recipe and encounter the “over-mixing” enigma, Nicole Weston at Baking Bites suggests you simply “do the minimum amount of mixing necessary to make a uniform dough.” That’s it!Just be sure to crape down the sides, make sure there are no streaks of flour left in the mixing bowl.
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Last year, the biggest tech IPO was Line, an unprofitable messaging app known for its cute animated stickers.Before Line, there was WhatsApp, which had just 55 employees in 2014 when it sold to Facebook for $19 billion.Twitter, not really a messaging tool but sharing many of the features, peaked a few years ago around a $40 billion valuation.Tencent-owned WeChat, China’s hottest messaging and productivity app, has an internal valuation some analysts have pegged around $80 billion.Those are just a few examples and mostly excludes valuations of assets inside larger companies, like Microsoft-owned Skype.Altogether, apps for messaging, video-chatting, sending pictures, and others with some combination of the same features have a collective valuation that could reasonably be estimated in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
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Red Bull is announcing a Street Fighter V esports tournament that will find North America’s next top amateur esports athlete.The Red Bull Proving Grounds 2017 will hold qualifying competitions in 11 cities.With the growing popularity and success of last year’s Red Bull Proving Grounds, the tournament has expanded into two seasons and added 5 new Red Bull Proving Grounds qualifying stops.Competitors angling for a shot at the pros will compete in Orlando, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.Red Bull will also be hosting online tournaments for any competitor to join remotely.Three winning contestants from each regional and online tournament will be flown to the Red Bull eSports Studio in Santa Monica to compete at Red Bull Proving Grounds Finals in June.The Top 8 from the region will earn spots to compete at EVO 2017 in Las Vegas as the culmination of Spring Season.For each Red Bull Proving Grounds Qualifying Stop, Red Bull will be partnering with regional tournaments, organized by esteemed members of the fighting game community, including:Jimmy Nguyen and Alex Valle of Level Up (Los Angeles)Larry S. Dixon Jr. of Final Round (Atlanta)Chris Anderson and Deniz Bengisoy of Game Clucks (Seattle)Noah Vandercook of Ignite Gaming (Chicago)
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Since the election of 45, the worlds of tech and politics have collided.Between tech leaders at Google, Facebook and other tech companies speaking out against 45’s executive order on immigration and, more recently, those same companies speaking out against the 45 administration rescinding guidance for transgender students in public schools, it’s clear that the tech industry is not going to sit idly on the sidelines during this 45th presidential administration in the United States.On today’s episode of Bullish, I sat down with Y Combinator President Sam Altman to talk about how and why these worlds are colliding.“I had this set of things I thought were really important and now there are some new things that seem a lot more important,” Altman told me.“I think one important meta point is to be, you know, this thing happened that we didn’t expect and seems like it could be really bad.Being willing to sort of reallocate focus and time and priorities.
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Svenskgrundade Neo Technology ceo and founder Emil Eifrem, in the lead, has long been avoided fairly freely on the nischmarknaden graph databases with Neo4j.But now all suggest more and more signs that Microsoft wants a piece of the cake, with the open Graph Engine.graph databases shines especially when there are many and complex linkages in the data sets, then the performance can be magnitudes better than with traditional relational databases.Proponents also emphasizes that graph databases are also suitable for many more general applications.It is something that you can't say on the Microsoft Graph Engine.Infoworld has a look at the Graph Engine highlights the good performance, because the data is handled in memory and only written to disk when it is necessary.
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When do the clocks go forward?Daylight saving time (DST) or summer time is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months by one hour so that in the evening daylight is experienced an hour longer, and normal sunrise times are sacrificed.In the essay, he suggested that Parisians could reduce candle usage by getting people out of bed earlier in the morning, making use of the natural morning light instead.He published a pamphlet called 'The Waste of Daylight' in a bid to get people out of bed earlier by changing the nation’s clocks.Willett proposed moving the clocks backwards and forwards by 80 mins, setting the clocks ahead 20 minutes on each of the four Sundays in April, and switching them back by the same amount on each of the four Sundays in September, a total of eight time switches per year.In 1895 an entomologist (or insect expert) in New Zealand, George Vernon Hudson (above), came up with the idea to the Wellington Philosophical Society outlining a daylight saving scheme which was trialled successfully in the country in 1927.
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Cloud content management company Box posted fourth quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday with shares quickly plummeting in initial after-hours trading.They mostly recovered, trading down just 1% by late afternoon.Box beat investor expectations with an adjusted loss of 10 cents per share versus the negative 14 cents forecast.Revenue for the quarter was also a beat at $109.9 million, versus the $108.9 million predicted, and a 29% increase from the same period last year.The company celebrated its first quarter as a free cash flow (FCF) positive business, with CEO Aaron Levie characterizing this as an “inflection point” in a call with TechCrunch.But Wall Street was disappointed that Box cautioned its first quarter earnings would likely lose 14 to 15 cents per share, worse than the negative 12 cents investors are watching for.
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Snap has previously supplied hardware in the form of the kameraförsedda sunglasses Spectacles, and it seems that the gang want to deliver more hardware.According to The New York Times is working the company on a drone that will be able to record video and take pictures.Whether this is true or not is currently unknown.If the Snap is working on a drone so get the gang will probably show up shortly.
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This is Boston Dynamics’ brand-new robot and if we’re being completely honest it’s probably their scariest yet for a few very simple reasons.What was wrong with feet, eh?Not content with our perfectly usable human feet Boston Dynamics have given Handle two wheels instead and you know what, it turns out they’re just about better than feet in every single way.Handle’s not only able to go faster than us over almost any terrain but it’s also able to turn quicker and even jump.That’s right, this robot can jump, and jump really well.The research robot stands a towering 6.5ft tall and can travel at 9mph while jumping 4 feet in the air.
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The virtual assistant hasn't exactly been a recent development, especially when you consider how old Clippy is.But that hasn't stopped the tech companies going nuts for them over the past year or so, and it seems like everyone is scrambling to get their own AI companions to market in the hopes that everyone will forget Siri and Google Assistant exist.Sony is the latest one to give it a go, but rather than sticking an AI into a phone or a glorified speaker it's gone and put it in a pair of earphones.Unfortunately they were pretty rubbish, especially when battery life was concerned.Now Sony is back to try again.The assistant is called the Sony Agent, and lives inside the newly-updated Xperia Ear earphones.
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Google and Comcast announced a new deal this morning that will see the YouTube application installed on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top boxes nationwide later this year.The integration will allow X1 users to launch the app by saying “YouTube” into the X1 voice remote, as well as browse featured content on YouTube, search the entire library, including by voice, and sign into to access their own personalized YouTube settings and subscriptions.Comcast says around half of its 22.5 million Xfinity customers have the newer X1 set-top box system, which includes a DVR with 500 GB of storage, voice remote, real-time sports scores, and other more modern features.The cable provider had already added Netflix to its X1 devices last year – another significant milestone in terms of merging the online streaming world with traditional TV content.The deal saw Netflix content and Xfinity on Demand programming combined into a single library, to make switching between services more seamless.Similarly, Comcast will integrate YouTube into the X1 in a unique way.
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Keep your tedious smartphone upgrades and awkward tablets.Roborace unveiled its autonomous race car today and it’s pretty wild stuff.The company brought its four-engine, AI-powered, self-driving electric race car to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today.Minds were blown.The company has been doing much of the development work in public.Some basic specs: It’s a bit longer than a Forumula One race car and has four 300kW motors.It can reach speeds up to almost 220 MPH.The car uses sensors, two radars, five laser radars (LIDAR), 18 ultrasonic sensors, and six cameras.
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