Albert Colburn

Albert Colburn

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Sweden
Irländska parlamentet har bjudit in Apple för att diskutera den europeiska skattedomen, men Apple har nu tackat nej två gånger.Finansutskottet i det irländska parlamentet Oireachtas har två gånger bett Apple skicka representanter för att diskutera EU-kommissionens dom mot företaget, och båda gångerna har Apple sagt nej, rapporterar Irish Examiner.När Apple första gången tackade nej var det på rekommendation från advokater om att det kan påverka överklagandet av domen negativt.Den här gången var svaret mer kortfattat och innehöll ingen förklaring.Däremot skriver Claire Thwaites, Apples chef för statsrelationer i EMEAI-regionen, om hur fel domen är och att Apple har följt lagen till punkt och pricka.Hon pekar bland annat på hur Apple skulle stå för 40 procent av de irländska skatteintäkterna från företag om domen får stå.
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There were 300 drones dancing behind Lady Gaga during the Super Bowl halftime show.They re called Shooting Stars and were previously used in a holiday show at Disney World.Just as in Orson Scott Card s book, one person commands the group, sending instructions and monitoring the drones health.The drones do not talk to each other and they lack the hardware to detect collisions.The housing is Styrofoam and there are simple metal cages around the four props.They are designed to be assembled in less than 15 minutes and Intel builds the drones in a facility in Germany.
China
Canadian researchers said they have found a way to partially replicate data from the highly secured quantum network, which could serve as an alarm for their Chinese counterparts who are spearheading a state-of-the-art hack-proof communications system.A hacker could use the technology to intercept encrypted information transmitted in a quantum communication line, previously thought to be perfectly secure, according to their paper published on Friday in the journal Science Advances.China is constructing the world s largest and most sophisticated quantum network.The multibillion yuan facility consisting of the world s first quantum satellite and longest ground network connecting Beijing and Shanghai, with plans to expand to other cities.A quantum data network is built upon a fundamental law of physics that any third-party attempt to read information encoded in quantum bits would change the original copy, so the data cannot be cloned.The Canadian team led by Professor Ebrahim Karimi at the University of Ottawa said they found a feasible method to bypass the quantum check.
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Sir Michael Fallon warned of possible Russian interference in the upcoming German elections.According to Sir Fallon, Russia is weaponising information in a bid to destabilise Western democracy and critical infrastructure, drawing upon past incidents such as the TV5Monde hack and the recent US Presidential election.There is the use of cyber weaponry to disrupt critical infrastructure and disable democratic machinery, said Sir Michael Fallon.In April 2015 TV5Monde was taken off air by a group calling itselfThe Defense Secretary went on to point to possible future attacks, saying that the Head of the German BfV intelligence agency warned the Kremlin is seeking to influence public opinion and decision-making processes ahead of this year s German elections.In response to Russia s clear testing of NATO and the West, Sir Fallon said that it was in the UK s interest to keep NATO strong and to deter and dissuade Russia from this course.
Finland
information technology problems disrupted the Helsinki city council meeting for the second time and the meeting was interrupted by Wednesday evening.in the chamber used for the meeting system as a part of the functioning of the hall system, which divides including speeches, got stuck on several occasions.the System of the city of Helsinki provided Data.This is not a new thing, a similar problem two weeks ago.Information and the city's experts have done the work, so the problem would survive, but unfortunately, it is not successful , the Helsinki city executive office's communications director Tapio Kari told me.Data communications manager Kia Haring told me that the problem is still.
UK
When Facebook users across the world logged in to the social network today they were met with a cheesy video wishing them a "Happy Friends Day!"Facebook's users will, by now, be used to its round-up videos that celebrate minor mile stones such as joining the social network and anniversaries of becoming friends on Facebook.But the company has now taken it one step further and made up a holiday."This Saturday, February 4, is Facebook's 13th birthday, a day we call Friends Day," said Oren Hod, Facebook's product manager.For the past two years Facebook has celebrated the made up holiday on the anniversary of its launch.But this year it has decided to buck that trend, sharing personalised videos with its billions of users today - February 2.
Sweden
Enligt en ny rapport från analysföretaget Strategy Analytics var Apple störst på smarta mobiltelefoner under det fjärde kvartalet 2016.Apple sålde 78,3 miljoner exemplar under perioden, medan konkurrenten Samsung bara kom upp i 77,5 miljoner exemplar.Det motsvarar en marknadsandel på 17,8 respektive 17,7 procent.Tronskiftet förklaras med oväntat hög efterfrågan på Iphone 7 och Iphone 7 Plus i kombination med återkallandet av Samsung Galaxy Note 7.Försäljningen av smarta mobiltelefoner fjärde kvartalet 2016 marknadsandel inom parentes :Apple: 78,3 miljoner exemplar 17,8 %
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Tech CEOs and employees aren't just shouting NoBanNoWall, speaking out against President Donald Trump's executive order to bar people of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States.Some tech companies are taking the policy to court, alleging the former real estate mogul and businessman has damaged their companies' economic success.Amazon, Expedia and Microsoft, all based in Washington, signed on to a lawsuit from Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson Monday.The lawsuit, against President Trump, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and high-ranking Trump Administration officials, asserts the executive order on immigration as unconstitutional.The tech companies don't focus on the alleged unconstitutionality but rather issued their own declarations that it negatively affects their business prospects and their employees."We believe the executive order is misguided and a fundamental step backwards.
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Piaggio, the Italian company that makes Vespa scooters and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, revealed its newest development this week: a personal delivery device or cargo robot, called the Gita.The robot was designed by a new startup within the broader Piaggio group of brands, called Piaggio Fast Forward, in Boston.Gita looks like a carbon fiber take on the exercise ball with tires in a meridian position, and multiple cameras embedded within its shell.It can follow a person, or roll autonomously in an environment it has already mapped.At 26 inches tall, the Gita can carry up to 40 pounds at a time and has a maximum speed of 22 miles per hour, so it can keep up with a person on foot or riding a bike.TechCrunch spoke with Piaggio Fast Forward s Chief Creative Officer Greg Lynn about the inspiration behind the curious cargo bot.
UK
Two failed attempts to sell company revealed in Chapter 11 filingsOne "VM Bidco" has been revealed as the successful bidder for Violin Memory at its auction.Violin's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings have now revealed two failed attempts, spaced a year apart, to sell the firm.US federal court filings for the bankruptcy proceedings list document 172 which states:The highest and best value for the Debtor s estate and its creditors was offered by VM Bidco LLC Bidco in a proposal providing for a debtor-in-possession financing facility and for certain recoveries to creditors under a confirmed plan of reorganisation.The auction also revealed a next-best backup bidder: "The Debtor has designated VMA LLC as the Back-Up Bidder and its bid to acquire substantially all assets of the Debtor in a sale pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code as the Back-Up Bid."
Sweden
Den internationellt uppmärksammade formgivaren Love Hultén har fått många lovord i medier utomlands, bland annat för gejmingkonsoller i ett slags framtidsretrostil.Vi har tidigare skrivit om hans supersnygga synt, Voxarray 61.Nu har gett sig på att bygga en elektrisk gitarr med produkter ur Ikeas sortiment.Halsen är från en Ivarhylla och huvudet är tillverkat av en stekspade ur serien Koncis.Gitarrens kropp består av matlådan 365 och stallet är gjort av påsklämman Bevara.Axelbandet är hämtat från Ikeas blå shoppingpåsar som nästan alla använder till tvätten.
China
It seems that Eval Blass @evleaks has done it again and now he s given us another real photo of the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship model from Samsung.This is the Samsung Galaxy S8, launching March 29 https://t.co/lQZ0K0q2MA pic.twitter.com/dlusRMX4YH— Evan Blass @evleaks January 26, 2017Samsung Galaxy S8 – Unofficial specsDisplay: 5.8-inch or 6.2-inch QHD AMOLED displayCameras: 12-megapixel f/1.7 rear camera, 8-megapixel f/1.7 frontProcessor: Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynos varies by market Storage: 64GB with microSD expansionMemory: 4GBBattery: 3000mAh 5.8-inch model or 3500mAh 6.2-inch model Other: Headphone jack, USB Type-C, water resistanceAcccording to the latest rumors regarding the device, it will be available in two versions: one with a 5.8 inch display and another with a 6.2 inch display, both having an unconventional aspect ratio of 18.5:9, in order to retain this completely bezel-less design that we ve seen during the past few weeks.Rumors insist that Samsung will equip the phone with a Continuum-like feature, that will enable it to connect to a display/keyboard and turn into a fully fledged computer.It will also pack an extra key on the side, that will activate Bixby, Samsung s AI Assistant, while keeping the audio jack 3.5mm and a USB type-C port.Samsung s Galaxy S8 will pack the same type of cameras like its predecessor, but they will be better equipped softwarep-wise, with an Iris Scanner for example, the same one used by Galaxy Note 7.Evan Blass insists that the device will be unveiled on the 29th of March, but it will be available worldwide by the 21st of April!
US
Hell hath no fury like this shark.A new record has been broken by a male mako shark that travelled over 13,000 miles in under two years.Named Hell s Bay, the shark travelled a distance equal to over halfway around the globe, according to researchers who tagged and tracked the finned creature."We ve had some of our tagged makos take some pretty interesting tracks over the years, but this one swims above the rest, Mahmood Shivji, a professor at Florida s Nova Southeastern University and the Director of the school s Guy Harvey Research Institute GHRI , said in a statement.Having Hell s Bay report for as long as he has is fantastic because we re able to really get a detailed look at mako migration behavior over a good amount of time.""He was like the Energizer bunny – he kept going and going and going, and luckily did not get captured like many of our other sharks," he added.
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Sean Spicer found himself becoming a meme that went places few — if any — political memes have gone.After claiming on Saturday that President Donald Trump's inauguration "was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in-person and around the globe," — which photographic evidence, at the very least, showed it could
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NZXT Noctis 450 ROG ReviewUK price as removed : £179.99 inc VAT US price as removed : MSRP $179.99 ex tax Revealed at CES, the Noctis 450 ROG is a partnership between NZXT and Asus that adds a bit of ROG flair to an existing NZXT chassis design.This isn't the first time we've seen a collaboration between NZXT and a gaming brand, with Razer also having gotten in on the action with a special edition of the H440.The appeal of cases like this are limited by their very nature, but if you were already planning a ROG build it might do enough to pique your interest.
Sweden
It was only a matter of time before the hackers who emptied thousands of MongoDB and Elasticsearch databases would go on to other forms of databases.the security researcher discovered the same destructive attack patterns against Hadoop and CouchDB.But where the previous attacks acted as a hostage of the information is similar to the attacks against Hadoop more vandalism, the mean säkerhetsforskarna Victor Gevers and Niall Merrigan who investigated the events.For just as before take the hackers removed the content from the databases, but now ask no longer a ransom, but the only notice given is that the security must be better.At the attacks against CouchDB leave, however, they owe a claim on the ransom to regain deleted data, but the council from the experts is to not pay, when many of the victims at the MongoDB-notch paid without a recovery of its content.According to the Merrigans last count, 126 Hadoop-stock deleted so far, but the figure is likely to increase with time as there are thousands.
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The truth about how and why the Galaxy Note 7 turned into such a fiery, spectacular failure is about to become known.Samsung will reveal the results of its investigation into the doomed device on Monday, detailing what caused the device to overheat and in some cases, burst into flame.It will put an end to the ongoing speculation regarding the cause of the problem, which has mostly centered around battery issues, safety checks, and adjustments to the way the device is manufactured over previous versions.One damning report said Samsung broke basic engineering rules, when it built the Note 7.The Wall Street Journal may have given a preview of Monday s announcement.According to the publication, three quality-control and supply-chain analysis have concluded that manufacturing defects were to blame for the Note 7 s explosive tendencies.
UK
Microsoft has offered the first look at the forthcoming Xbox One dashboard revamp, which promises to make it easier and faster to move between apps and games.During a streaming session, Mike Ybarra, the director of program management for Xbox, offered the briefest of previews of the new guide, which you can see above.Microsoft has added a new Xbox button to the guide, which slides out from left to right.This will enable users to access recent and pinned apps and games, jump to the store or even save screenshots and record videos.You can see the dashboard captured in the video below via GameSpot .It s not a huge change, but it will reduce the need to go back to the home page to access much of this functionality.
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Companies big and small rely on mounds of data to calculate important business decisions.So, it s no wonder why database administrators demand has skyrocketed.Pursuing a career in database administration is a sound choice, and the Oracle Database 12c Administration Training Bundle can get you started.Available for $49, this seven-course collection is designed to help you learn essential data management tools.Starting with SQL, you ll master the essentials of behind database management.You ll then discover more advanced topics in PL/SQL, Oracle's proprietary database language.
Sweden
In a great interview in the Financial Times, warns SAPs product and currently chief innovation officer Berndt Leukert to the new data protection directive and thus a risk of inhibiting the growth of the european startup culture.– If you have 25 crimes so is all of your sales away, " he says and adds that this may be a sinker for the european startupscenen.another problem is also about the rules between the EU and other markets, such as the united states, differ too much.When Computer Sweden calling around to experts, the SAP both support and opposition on this issue.the Stockholm Chamber of commerce has been committed to the issue of international data flows, and is critical to the GDPR.– There are important news that will affect innovation negatively, such as fines.
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