Albert Colburn

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This map shows the biggest cybersecurity threats to the US, as laid out by a senior FBI agent.Aristedes Mahairas, who runs the New York FBI’s cyber division, told Business Insider that cyber attacks have grown significantly and are a "cheap and deniable means to a worrisome end."Mahairas said diplomacy does not deter cyber criminals: "What they're looking for is information, access, and advantage.""What they're looking for is information, access, and advantage.Business Insider spoke to Aristedes Mahairas, a special agent in charge of the New York FBI’s Special Operations/Cyber Division, about the cybersecurity landscape in America.Mahairas said there has been a "significant increase in state-sponsored computer intrusions" over the past 12 years as it has become a potent way of unsettling an adversary alongside traditional espionage.
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Microsoft has reportedly acquired GitHub, and could announce the deal as early as Monday.Bloomberg reports that the software giant has agreed to acquire GitHub, and that the company chose Microsoft partly because of CEO Satya Nadella.Business Insider first reported that Microsoft had been in talks with GitHub recently.GitHub is a vast code repository that has become popular with developers and companies hosting their projects, documentation, and code.Apple, Amazon, Google, and many other big tech companies use GitHub.Microsoft even hosts its own original Windows File Manager source code on GitHub.
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If you have a dog or cat who sheds a lot, you know the feeling — you vacuum, clean, and vacuum some more, only to find more hair on your carpets, sofas, and everywhere else.When you place it on a hard floor, it even pulls in small debris from a few inches away.It picks up hair, dirt, and crumbs from cracks in hard floors.The machine has a self-adjusting cleaner head that allows you to go straight from cleaning hardwood floors to cleaning the dirt and hair from deep down in carpets.The hose stretches 15 feet, so you can use attachments and clean high places without having to lug the machine around with you.Plus, the pet hair turbine attachment is tangle-free, so you’re not stuck picking clumps of hair from it all the time.
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We all get cabin fever now and then, and there’s nothing quite like a hike in the woods or a camping trip to shed the desk-job blues.It’s time to get outdoors and go on an adventure.Also, don’t forget your smartphone!If you’re a lover of the outdoors, you may want to discuss your adventures with other outdoor junkies.Geocaching is basically a modern day treasure hunt, one that requires players to hide small items and tokens before posting their GPS coordinates in the Geocaching app.It’s an easy way to find trails near you, whether you want a gentle hike, a bone-rattling mountain bike track, or a great spot for some fly-fishing.
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Previous archaeological work at Jerash has mostly focused on individual sites or on standing monumental architecture rather than more subtle or mundane aspects of city life, even though the latter is what kept its residents alive.Comparing modern laser scans with aerial photos spanning the last century let the researchers identify what has been lost, discover which sites are most at risk, and make connections between features that might have been much harder to recognize from the ground.Jerash was an important settlement by the time Rome conquered the land around it in 63 BCE.Under the Byzantine Empire and then the Umayyad Empire, the city’s population continued to grow.By the early 1800s, travelers passing through the ruined city reported that a few nomadic Bedouins had camped among the ruins, but few people still lived there permanently.Archaeologists have debated for years about the purpose of the division.
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While the North American facial recognition technology market remains the world’s largest, China is developing new technologies at an unmatchable pace.Last year according to CB Insights, Chinese entities filed for 530 camera and video surveillance patents, while U.S. entities filed for only 96.Megvii is thought to be the first facial recognition “unicorn.” Three Tsinghua graduates founded the company in 2011, and its main investors are said to include a Chinese state fund and Alibaba’s Ant Financial.Megvii’s open-source software platform, Face++, is considered the world’s largest.And because 300,000 developers use — and train — Megvii’s software, it’s also among the most accurate in the world.The company said that by as early as 2013, their software had already surpassed the recognition accuracy rate of the human eye.
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Earlier on this month the Galaxy Note 9 was benchmarked on the popular benchmark application and database, the Geekbench.However the newest Samsung’s king of phablets was spotted only in its Qualcomm Snapdragon flavored version, today a new leak reveals the GeekBench results achieved by the Exynos 9810 powered Galaxy Note 9.This new model was spotted with the unreleased in-house made Exynos 9810 Octa-core chipset paired with 6GB of RAM.According to a number of reports from Galaxy users, the Exynos variants have a long tradition of running the Samsung UI much more smoother than the Snapdragon variants, this can be justified by the fact that Samsung can easily adapt its software to run perfectly on its own hardware, similar what Apple does with the iPhone and iOS integration.Anyway, if we compare the results of both leaks, The Snapdragon 845 Galaxy Note 9 achieved 2190 points in the Single Core test and 8806 in the Multi-Core test.Meanwhile, the more recent benchmark with Exynos 9810 scored 2737 in Single Core and 9064 in the Multi-Core test.
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"The value of the models is not in their predictive power, but in connecting 'important' factors in a way that enables us to construct some possible future based on what we know about consumer behavior and other factors," said Thomas Stephens, a researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, who co-led the study.To gain a better understanding of the PEV market, Argonne conducted a review of 40 automotive market diffusion studies from 16 countries, including the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Ireland."The value of the models is not in their predictive power, but in connecting 'important' factors in a way that enables us to construct some possible future based on what we know about consumer behavior and other factors."-- Thomas Stephens, Argonne principal transportation systems analystThese modeled considerations, and their order of importance, varied by country.For instance, many U.S. market penetration models considered vehicle price and operating costs to be very important, while German models listed energy prices and charging infrastructure as the primary considerations.
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The Mentor Minute gives you exclusive startup video clips from the Founder Institute's worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors.For more Mentor Minutes, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel.In this Investor-edition of the Minute, Nitin Pachisia, Founding Partner of Unshackled - the only angel fund that invests in immigrant founders - advises the Winter 2015 Founder Lab class to do their homework before securing a lead investor.Choose a prospect that has extensive experience investing in your industry.To hear more from experts like Nitin, apply to our Advanced Founder Lab program, which provides seed-stage startups the opportunity to spend a week in Silicon Valley working with the world's best founders and investors.Find investors that have invested in companies and employees in your domain, or founded companies in your domain; these are the people who will understand the problem and the solution."
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Dating website 2RedBeans has appointed Ignite PR as its retained UK agency to expand exposure in the UK market.The California-based company, founded in 2010, is the leading dating site for Chinese Americans and Canadians, and is now looking to attract the European market.The report was originally delivered by David Prior in a Prolific North article titled “Chinese dating site 2RedBeans picks up Ignite PR for UK push.”2RedBeans and its founder Q Zhao are graduates of the Bay Area Founder Institute.2RedBeans, named after the ancient Chinese symbol for love, is a dating website for Chinese singles.The company has already acquired 500,000 users in North America.
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At the Founder Institute, our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley and create sustainable startup ecosystems.With this vision in mind, today were are announcing a crowdfunding campaign to secure the capital needed to bring top international mentors to advise the aspiring entrepreneurs in our upcoming Kabul, Afghanistan Founder Institute chapter.Our global network of startup mentors includes over 4,000 startup entrepreneurs, and the proceeds raised from the crowdfunding campaign will cover the travel, security, and administrative costs for bringing top select mentors to Afghanistan.The campaign is currently live, and anybody interested in helping Afghan startups can contribute at http://fi.co/supportkabul.Graduates of the first semester of the Kabul Founder Institute included promising entrepreneurs in the fields of hospitality, education, IT services, and e-commerce, including:Murteza Zargar, Founder & CEO of Life Code and afghanbooking.af, an online reservation and booking platform for busses, hotels, and flights.
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Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers, which is detrimental for local startups and community growth.The Startup Ecosystem Canvas seeks to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resources for every stage of their startup journey, and outline a basic framework for communities to map their ecosystem.With applications for the Los Angeles Founder Institute coming to a close, we are excited to release the Los Angeles Startup Ecosystem Canvas, which is currently in Draft v1 below!It was developed by the Los Angeles Founder Institute and local leader Jeanine Jacobson.More input is needed, so please leave your comments on this collaborative Google document, and it will be considered for the next update.If you are looking to launch a startup in Los Angeles, then apply to the Los Angeles Founder Institute today!
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Brandon Spikes, a Graduate of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute Graduate, is the founder of Spikes Security, an IT isolation security company he started in 2012.The company won awards for its AirGap security product that prevents browser-borne malware from entering corporate networks and from infecting endpoints.Now, only three years from its founding, the Silicon Valley startup Spikes Security has been acquired by Aurionpro, a leader in enterprise security and banking solutions.The new division will headquarter in Silicon Valley and operate in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.Before starting Spikes Security, Brandon Spikes spent 20 years building highly secure IT systems.The last ten years he spent at SpaceX where the constant barrage of cyber security attacks provided invaluable experience.
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Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers, which is detrimental for local startups and community growth.The Startup Ecosystem Canvas seeks to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resources for every stage of their startup journey - from ideation to scaling - and outline a basic framework for communities to map their ecosystem.With applications open for the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, we are excited to release the Silicon Valley Startup Ecosystem Canvas, which is currently in Draft v2 below!It was developed Silicon Valley Founder Institute directors Ryan Micheletti, Mike Suprovici, and Scout Tweedie-Yates.If you are looking to launch a startup in Silicon Valley and could use expert training and feedback, then apply to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute today, or join a free event.This is where new entrepreneurs get inspired, learn best practices, develop skills, validate ideas, and begin to build their team and product.
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The OnePlus 6 is starting to trickle out to consumers, and the phone brings you flagship-class specs in a package that only costs $529.OnePlus made a number of changes to the 6 over last year's OnePlus 5T, and in our full review, we found most of the changes to be, well, bad.The two big ones were the back—which swapped out the 5T's durable metal for a fragile glass slab—and the fingerprint reader, which is smaller and more finicky than last year.All this for $29 more than the 5T certainly doesn't paint a clear picture of progress.iFixit has torn down the OnePlus 6, and it seems that you can add "harder to repair" to the list of downgrades brought on by this year's update.The screwed-on metal back of the OnePlus 5T has been replaced with glass and glue, and iFixit has dinged it two points from last year's design, down to a "5" repairability score.
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Telecoms.com periodically invites third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues.It’s a game changing technology but implementing it will push the wireless industry to higher levels of complexity in network deployment and management.The 3GPP (the standards body for 5G) defines three major applications for 5G, all of which have major implications for how 5G networks will be built and optimized:Achieving the intents of these applications will require upgrading the entire fronthaul and backhaul network.On the fronthaul part, the most challenging aspect of 5G from RF perspective is employing millimeter Wave (mmWave) frequencies to achieve higher capacity.The challenge with mmWave is that they have short range (200 m to 600 m), are affected by weather conditions, have very narrow beam widths and are directional.
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It’s not enough in this day and age that we have to deal with fake news, we also have to deal with fake prescription drugs, fake luxury goods, and fake Renaissance-era paintings.IBM’s Verifier is a gadget and platform made (naturally) to instantly verify that something is what it claims to be, by inspecting it at a microscopic level.By combining microscopy, spectroscopy, and a little bit of AI, the Verifier compares what it sees to a known version of the item and tells you whether they’re the same.The key component in this process is an “optical element” that sits in front of the camera (it can be anything that takes a decent image) amounting to a specialized hyper-macro lens.It allows the camera to detect features as small as a micron — for comparison, a human hair is usually a few dozen microns wide.At the micron level there are patterns and optical characteristics that aren’t visible to the human eye, like precisely which wavelengths of light it reflects.
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New Zealand courts are asking Google to take down content associated with current criminal proceedings, to the usual and resounding “No” from the Chocolate Factory.In a row that's been bubbling along for months, lawyers and judges in New Zealand have repeatedly complained that Google retains stories and images subject to court orders.The court orders have left New Zealand news outlets unable to report on the trial currently before the courts, instead referring back to a 2017 case – also suppressed by court orders until its conclusion – as examples of the gap between their situation and Google's.As the New Zealand Herald reported, the court hopes to ensure a fair retrial with the order, by preventing jurors from viewing evidence already ruled inadmissable.The newspapers resisted the order, partly because they knew even if they complied, international reports would still be available – but they lost, and they had to comply.However, when the same order was delivered to Google New Zealand, Google told the court it could not comply, and anyhow, the Kiwi company has nothing to do with Google's search operations, which reside in California and aren't covered by New Zealand law.
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Virgin has selected independent agency Mother New York as agency of record for its new Virgin Voyages brand.The agency’s work for the brand, which defines itself as a “an all-new travel brand whose mission is to redefine what those expect from a holiday at sea” will include a communications campaign strategy across channels including broadcast, digital, print and OOH.Its first campaign for the brand is expected some time this fall, well ahead of Virgin Voyages’ first vessel, scheduled to debut in 2020.“We’re beyond excited to partner with Virgin Voyages.Their approach to travelling by sea is completely fresh, incredibly ambitious and full of surprises.And now we get to craft communications as epic as that experience—we’re thrilled!” Aarti Thiagarajan, head of Mothers at Mother New York, said in a statement.
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The Federal Aviation Administration has approved Boeing’s futuristic folding wing design intended for future 777X jetliners.Once launched, these will be the first commercial jets to feature hinged wings, which will rotate and point skyward after the plane touches down.The Boeing 777X is the company’s next evolution, one that builds upon both the 777 and 787 Dreamliner.The 777X will be, according to Boeing, the largest and most efficient twin-engine commercial jet of its kind, one unrivaled globally with milestone performance.The company has already showcased the jet, but it’s not yet on runways.One of the 777X’s most eye-catching features is its hinged wing design, arguably the most futuristic element air travelers have encountered.
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