Albert Colburn

Albert Colburn

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Just check out whatever's new from OnePlus.The Chinese company quietly takes all the best mainstream tech it can find, sticks it in a chassis, and sells it on its website.It's never the first to experiment with wild new ideas, opting instead to wait for things to be a little more mature and a little more readily available.So it is with the new OnePlus 5T.For the most part, the phone matches the OnePlus 5, which came out less than six months ago.Same specs, even the same overall size and shape.
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Last week, we mentioned reports that the iPhone X touch screen could become unresponsive in very cold weather.Apple said it was aware of the problem, uncommon as it was, and would issue a fix in software.Today, the company makes good on its promise with iOS 11.1.2.Fixes an issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop.Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with iPhone X.The release comes shortly after the 11.1.1 update that fixes the notorious A [?]
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Facebook’s fight against fake news is marching on with new tools to help users determine which articles come from a trustworthy source.On Thursday, November 18, Facebook launched Trust Indicators, a tool to help users determine how each particular publication works.The tool comes the day after Facebook launched new video tools for publishers.Facebook Trust Indicators are a set of details about a journalistic organization that can help users better understand that particular publication.For example, one of those indicators is ownership structure, informing readers of who owns that publication, a potential red flag for when that publication covers topics or companies related to that ownership structure.The Trust Indicators also include links to the publication’s ethics policy, corrections policy, and fact-checking policy.
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Taking place after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League is mainly about Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) assembling a team of superheroes to defeat the villain Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds).The team, of course, consists of Barry Allen, played by Ezra Miller; Arthur Curry, played by Jason Momoa; and Victor Stone, played by Ray Fisher.While Affleck’s Batman, Gadot’s Wonder Woman, and even Henry Cavill’s Superman have been fairly well-defined, Justice League has to spend a lot of time introducing and setting up these new characters, which makes for a very disjointed narrative.Jumping around to continually help establish who the new characters are, what they can do, and how they fit in is understandable, but it never quite feels cohesive.Diana is harbouring guilt over her long absence from protecting humanity.He’s not superfluous, and there are plenty of attempts to make him threatening, but it’s all undercut by how generic he is.
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Svenska XMReality tillhandahåller både implementering och mjukvara för att servicetekniker ska kunna guida varandra på distans med hjälp av tal, video, markörer och gester.AR, eller förstärkt verklighet, kan revolutionera allt från specifika fältserviceprocesser på företag till i stort sett alla situationer där man behöver dela kunskap på distans.XMReality har varit pionjärer inom AR sedan 2007 men har de senaste tre åren fokuserat mest på utveckling av sin mjukvara och lanserade nyligen sjätte generationen av XMReality Remote Guidance .– Det är en mycket spännande period just nu, hela AR-branschen står inför en stark tillväxt och det gäller förstås också oss på XMReality, säger COO Henrik Krohn.Henrik Krohn menar att det första man måste göra för att komma igång med en AR-satsning är att identifiera vad målet är.– Du måste fråga dig vad du vill uppnå.
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MediaTek ships huge volumes of smartphone processors each year, it’s handily the second largest industry supplier behind Qualcomm.Despite launching high-end products like the Helio X30, the company has struggled to break through into the flagship tier of the market, with few premium OEMs taking up MediaTek’s portfolio leading products.Last week, MediaTek’s general manager for international sales, Finbarr Moynihan, stated that the chip designer would be taking a break from flagship products to focus on the “new premium” segment of the market.MediaTek has since clarified to us that while the Helio X series fills an important position in its roadmap, the Helio P series is a bigger focus for the company right now.Right now, we are very focused on the new premium segment of the market, and how our Helio P Series offers the mid market compelling high end features that people are demanding at a more affordable price point.It aligns with MediaTek’s longstanding mission to make great technology affordable to everyone.
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The old £10 note needs to be spent by March next year, the Bank of England has revealed.The old currency will cease to be legal tender by 11.59pm on Thursday, March 1 after the new notes featuring Jane Austen were released earlier this year.Old notes can still be spent before this cut-off date and exchanged at the Bank once this point has passed.The Bank introduced the paper £10 note featuring naturalist Charles Darwin on November 7, 2000.About 55% of the £10 notes in circulation are made from polymer, while 359 million are paper.The new £10 banknote, which was introduced on September 14 and features a picture of Jane Austin, is the first Bank of England note with a tactile feature to help blind and partially-sighted users.
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Private Twitter messages obtained by The Atlantic detail how WikiLeaks interacted with the president's son, Donald Trump Jr, between September 2016 and July of this year.The messages include requests for comment from the campaign, which is normal for journalists, and endorsements from Donald Trump of WikiLeaks publications, which is a bit odd, as well as "advice" from WikiLeaks staff to Trump Jr, which is flatout weird.The DMs were part of a collection of documents Donald Trump Jr's attorneys provided to US congressional committees investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections.During the campaigning, WikiLeaks dumped online private emails stolen from the Democratic Party; the source of those messages is believed to be Kremlin-backed hackers.The TV celebrity was refusing to make his returns public, and it appears WikiLeaks sought a copy to publish in order to demonstrate it totally wasn't rooting against Assange's arch-nemesis, Hillary Clinton, and singing from the same hymn sheet as Trump and Moscow."If we publish them it will dramatically improve the perception of our impartiality,” WikiLeaks told Trump Jr.
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Usually framed as a one-man war on the Mafia and organised crime, the character is at best an anti-hero: a gun-toting, murderous sometimes-protagonist, driven by trauma following the death of his family and who is only painted as the 'good guy' by being marginally less repulsive than the villains he fights.That he exists alongside the likes of Daredevil and Spider-Man in the Marvel canon, but uses methods that require they constantly overlook his actions, makes reading Punisher comics often uncomfortable, and renders his standalone Netflix TV series even more discomfiting to watch.This is a show that features orgiastic gun play, graphic melee battles, and harrowing scenes of torture.A show where we see a veteran amputee beaten unconscious with his own prosthetic leg.Where an entire sequence showcases the shocking violence with first-person footage, a sort of inverse Wolfenstein where you're a nameless grunt facing the onslaught of the player character.Created by writer Gerry Conway and artists John Romita Sr and Ross Andru, the Punisher's willingness to kill set him apart from other comic book characters of the day – even most villains.
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People who successfully grew their Instagram followers went through one of the three routes:Route 1: Publish content that people love, engage with them on a regular basis, promote it like crazy and after 3 years, you have a chance to get together a good following.Route 2: They started 10 years ago when there was no competition and now telling you how easy it was.Route 3: Become a celebrity, sports star or famous actor.Then it’s very easy to get a massive following.But if you’re reading this article, you’re probably not one of them, right?
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You might think this article is based on the Jetsons, but the interesting thing is that seeing robots in public spaces isn’t that far off.Soon, this will also be a part of your physical day-to-day interaction.Imagine you feel like getting a cold brew from Starbucks, so you pop up the app on your smartphone and place your standard order at a nearby location.GET A 15% DISCOUNT through Jan. 15, 2017: Use code 8TIISZ4Z. ]The greeter might be a local expert, in case you have questions about the neighborhood, or may just guide you to where you can pick up your drink.While the job of the barista might change, you can envision greeters having more time to spend with customers and growing need for delivery and setup staff that bring raw materials and ingredients to help the robots make sure they do not run out of inventory.
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Today’s announcement includes both a 20 qubit processor ready for use by its IBM Q clients and an operational 50 qubit prototype currently in development.“If you look back 18 months ago, we started with 5 qubits online,” Jerry Chow, Manager of Experimental Quantum Computing team at IBM told Gizmodo.“We’re really going hard at it.”A quantum computer is a completely different kind of computer.A user initializes these qubits, which is sort of like setting the weights on a weighted die, and then lets them interact via the mathematical rules of quantum mechanics.There are certain tasks, like factoring numbers and modeling molecules, where a quantum computer would be much faster than a regular computer.
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One estimate pins the damages at $290 billion, which doesn’t include the decreased or lost productivity that is still to come for offices and businesses across the regions.It’s impossible to predict everything, including the timing and scope of hurricanes and natural disasters, but ideally businesses prepare for situations just like these.It wasn’t that long ago that disaster recovery consisted largely of the restoration of services and configurations from backup.We live in an era where the advantages of cloud and hosting have proven to be critical components to sustaining operations, communications, and recovery efforts for business, residents, and emergency services.The modern data center is made purposefully for these types of situations—built in facilities designed to withstand disasters, with generators, emergency protocols, redundant communications, redundant (underground and satellite) internet connections, and more.If you’re concerned about continuity and minimizing the impact of unplanned IT events on business, these storms make it very difficult to justify hosting your own infrastructure any more.
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But while we can do the obvious, (more plants, less livestock; no strawberries from South Africa) if you live in a city, your life is likely to be more 7pm dashes to Tesco Metro, less rummaging at the farmer's market for charmingly misshapen parsnips.You've also probably got half a metre of concrete masquerading as your garden, (as convincingly as strips of butternut squash telling you that they're 'spaghetti') making growing anything that isn't mint pretty hard.Which is why clever ways of delivering food that's been grown well, is seasonal, says 'no' to wastage and pays people who grow it the prices they deserve are flourishing.Launched in 2012, this ethical grocer is bringing the farm shop to you."We created Farmdrop to fix what we believe is a broken food chain, perpetuated by the big supermarkets who source from great distances, waste unsold food, and screw over their suppliers by paying them unfairly," explains Ben Pugh CEO.Deliveries go to homes in London, Bath and Bristol.
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Chinese tech giants are increasing their artificial intelligence (AI) investments as they vie to stay competitive in the burgeoning space, according to South China Morning Post.China is the world’s second-largest investor in AI after the US — 66% of AI investments in 2016 were in US-based companies.And although investments in Chinese companies are growing quickly, they still fall behind, making up just 17% of AI investments, according to McKinsey.China hopes to narrow the AI gap with the US as it wagers to become a global leader in the space by 2030.Chinese companies' focus on AI is well timed, as the market is expected to see accelerated growth both in China and globally in the near-to-mid-term.The global market for AI is projected to reach $37 billion in revenue by 2025, a 57-fold increase from $644 million in 2016.
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With the new wave of affordable 4K monitors recently hitting the market, considerably cheaper than 4K TVs, they’re naturally all the rage right now.The best 4K monitor for most usersScreen size: 27-inch | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Resolution: 3,840 x 2,160 | Brightness: 350 cd/m | Response time: 9ms | Contrast ratio: 1,000:1 | Color support: 1.07 billionDell’s P2715Q has often been name-dropped as one of the best 4K monitors in the market.There’s also its 60Hz refresh rate as well as its gamut of ports.The setup process is incredibly easy there’s not even a power button—you just plug the power adapter and then connect to your MacBook with the a single USB-C cable, which is for power, data, and display.
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Sonys TV-apparater med 4K HDR har fått stöd för Google Assistant.Funktionen kommer till alla modeller från 2017 och till utvalda enheter från i fjol.Uppdateringen som integrerar assistenten i Android TV ska redan finnas tillgänglig.Google Assistant fungerar på samma vis som på övriga enheter, likt telefoner och Google Home, och används genom att trycka på mikrofonknappen på fjärrkontrollen.Assistenten är inte officiellt tillgänglig i Sverige, men den bör gå att aktivera genom att använda engelska som systemspråk.
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Carrier says 'it is not possible to accurately determine what speed the NBN can deliver to a customer prior to connection'Telstra has all-but-blamed nbn , the company building and operating Australia's national broadband network (NBN), for having to compensate customers who can't experience broadband speeds the carrier advertised.Telstra will compensate 42,000 customers after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took it to task “for promoting and offering some of its National Broadband Network (NBN) speed plans as being capable of delivering specified maximum speeds, when those maximum speeds could not be achieved in real-world conditions.”The ACCC has a long history of demanding broadband ads mention typical speeds rather than theoretical maximum speeds.Telstra fell foul of the regulator by advertising NBN plans with a “Super Fast Speed Boost” and maximum download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) and maximum upload speeds of up to 40 Mbps (100/40 Mbps).The ACCC's announcement of the compensation plan says “Limitations on the affected customers’ NBN fibre to the node (FTTN) or fibre to the building (FTTB) internet connections, however, meant that many customers’ internet services were not capable of receiving the maximum advertised speeds of the plans.”
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Indonesian on-demand transportation company Go-Jek has rolled out an out of home campaign in the form of billboards to engage commuters who decided to take four wheel transport instead of a two-wheel Go-Jek.The Drum spoke with Piotr Jakubowski, chief marketing officer, Go-Jek to find out the strategy behind the campaign.Jakarta is a city that has been plagued by debilitating traffic for years, so we knew that there are certain locations in the city where there is a constant flow (or lack thereof) of cars stuck for long periods of time."We chose a few of these locations, and asked the creative team to have some fun contextualizing the copy to the specific places.Indonesians are incredible active on social media, and naturally this became a topic of conversation – online, at the water cooler, in offices, on weekends."Whether OOH is better than digital, he said: "In the bigger picture, every channel plays a role.
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It may be a Bay Area joke that everyone is either working in the valley or for Task Rabbit, and Uber may be the world’s most valuable startup, but there may be dozens of Apple executives who are personally worth more than Ikea paid to acquire TaskRabbit.We know startlingly little about the interplay between online-facilitated gigs (Uber, TaskRabbit, GrubHub, Airbnb hosting) and traditional employment.That’s because we analyze employment in the US using 20th century definitions, and data that government agencies struggle to understand on limited budgets.Thursday, President Trump nominated Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chair.But every group is doing far better than in the years following the 2008-2009 financial crisis.Every major poll shows significant majorities believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, even as many say they are feeling better about the economy.
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