Albert Colburn

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At the center of the weather forecast and information world is AccuWeather, a 55-year-old brand that prioritizes its accuracy as its key brand proposition.It has thousands of partnerships supplying its information to television stations, publishers like the New York Times, and car manufacturers like Ford.That dominance is because of our superior accuracy and our patented technology, said AccuWeather.Upstart apps like Poncho which features a Millennial-friendly gifs and offers customized reports and Dark Sky which is praised for its design and notification alerts are relatively new entrants to the marketplace, all backed by VCs.While the company benefits from brand recognition it received on behalf of all of its partnerships, but it also does do a lot of proactive content marketing and paid advertising.The company creates and distributes a host of weather- and disaster preparedness videos and articles.
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Intel Corp. once again reached outside its ranks to fill a key executive position, recruiting an executive from rival ARM Holdings PLC as the big chip maker steps up plans to sell chips for devices other than computers.The company on Tuesday said Thomas Lantzsch will become in January senior vice president in charge of an Intel group focusing on the Internet of Things, or IoT, a phrase used to describe a wide range of everyday devices enhanced with communications and computing capabilities.He had served as executive vice president for strategy at ARM, a British provider of microprocessor designs that was recently purchased by Japan s SoftBank Group Corp.Intel is breaking out technology for cars, which has emerged as one of the hottest IoT markets, into a separate effort.Intel said it is forming a unit called the automated driving group that will develop chips and other technology related to self-driving cars and driver-assistance systems.Douglas Davis, a senior vice president who has been running the IoT group, changed previously announced plans to retire and will lead the automated driving group, Intel said.
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by Fabian Ruben • 28 november, 2016 • Teslapodden • Comments 0 • 8En Tesla behöver inte gå i ide under vintern!I veckans avsnitt som delvis spelas in långt ifrån vinterdäck och frostiga vindrutor pratar vi om hur teslabilarna klarar vintern.Anders delar med sig av några matnyttiga tips för elåkande vinterförare.Vi får också några exklusiva intervjuer, bland annat från Sveriges första teslaägare, inspelat från Stockholm Electric Car Championship SECC där Anders och Fabian var speakers.Som en av fem poddar i kategorin Teknik har vi fått äran att vara nominerade till Svenska Poddradiopriset!
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Enlarge / The kinds of colors on display here in Final Fantasy XV really pop on an HDR-compatible console and screen.In our recent coverage of the PS4 Pro and Xbox One S, we've noted how the use of a high-dynamic range HDR color gamut has a striking effect on the apparent visual quality of a game or a compatible video .Unfortunately, those expanded color benefits are only available on a select few titles for each console so far.In a small bout of service journalism, we've compiled lists of titles that are compatible with HDR screens right now and will have support added in the near future.Reliable information on this is surprisingly hard to come by, though a list tweeted last night by Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg was a big help on the Xbox-side he left off support for the upcoming Scalebound, however .For the PS4, things are a bit more complicated, especially since many games that have been upgraded with higher resolutions or smoother frame rates on the PS4 Pro have pointedly not been improved with HDR color thus far.
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Alt-right has become a household term in recent months as the movement threw its support behind Donald Trump.But activists have warned that the phrase alt-right is simply a sanitized rebranding of white nationalism and conflating the two has dangerous implications.That s why a New-York based advertising professional, who is using the pseudonym George Zola, created a Google Chrome extension called Stop Normalizing The Alt Right, which automatically replaces all mentions of the alt-right with the phrase white supremacy. Stop Normalizing The Alt Right became available on Google Chrome on Nov. 17th and has since been well-received online.So far, it has already amassed more than 59,000 direct Facebook shares and 1,700 downloads.I don t want this term to be sugar coated, I want it to instantly make people recoil in the same way most recoil when thinking of white supremacists or white nationalists groups, Zola told HuffPost.
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Einstein was wrong, reignited theory suggestsEinstein was incorrect about the speed of light being a fixed constant in our universe, a new theory suggests.The constancy of the speed of light is a powerful assumption in many fundamental areas of physics, including cosmology, quantum mechanics, and electromagnetism.This month, a paper published in Physical Review D Arxiv challenges this view.Professor João Magueijo and Professor Niayesh Afshordi, who are both theoretical physicists at Imperial College in the UK and the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics in Canada respectively, claim that the speed of light could have been faster during the early universe.Magueijo and Afshordi have figured a way to test their theory by looking at the universe s tiny density fluctuations observable on a map of the cosmic microwave background CMB .
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Google is attempting to advise shoppers where might be best to avoid if you don't want to get flattened by an obese 15-year-old running faster than he's ever run before with a PS4 Pro beneath one flabby arm and a Wi-Fi range extender under the other, as it's testing a system that tries to warn people when their intended shopping destinations are packed to bursting.It's an expansion of the "popular times" feature that's been inside its Maps tool for a year or so, only upgraded to offer a live look at how many shoppers might be in a place.It generates a graph beneath some places' Google home pages, although the option to tell Google if this is correct or not hints at the fact that it might just be... guessing.Google hasn't said how it generates the data, which is a bit of a problem.If it's by tracking us well then that's great, sort of, but the graphs are a bit vague and if you've committed to going to ASDA to try to wrestle a last-gen HDTV off an old lady or take the last Planet Earth Blu-ray from a child, you're hardly likely to abandon your plans on the say so of a graph.Still, Google has to at least try to get some traffic out of Black Friday, right?
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Yesterday we learned that there were plans afoot to produce the Galaxy S7 in black with a glossy finish.The device was already offered in a matte black version.Since the iPhone 7 comes in both matte and glossy black models, Samsung wants to compete on the color front.What we didn t have when we talked about the glossy black version of the phone last time were images, but that has changed with a big leak.The images you see below are claimed to be the glossy black Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone.The device in the images is said to be the international version of the smartphone and it certainly looks nice with the all black style featuring black sides.
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If you've ever been licked by a cat, you'll know the rough feeling of the feline's tongue.It was long thought this helped the animal groom itself, but researchers have now discovered exactly how this mechanism works – by 3D printing a tongue made of plastic.In particular, these hooks grab and pull, almost like Velcro, making them perfectly suited to grooming a cat s coat.In addition to confirming a long-standing theory, the findings could be used in soft robotics as researchers are struggling to find ways for soft materials to grip surfaces.The study was carried out by doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech, Alexis Noel."When the cat's tongue hits a snag, it pulls on the hooks, which rotate to penetrate the snag even further,"Noel said.
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Karl-Johan Persson has pumped money into the Fidesmo-the investor 41:an invest.the Fidesmo was founded in march 2013 by three engineers with a background at Ericsson.the Company has developed a solution that makes it possible to merge the functions of different plastic cards in a community card.in other words, can Fidesmo make it possible to use the same card to travel with public transport to go into the gym.the Technology relies on an app in my phone and a card that communicates with the card reader and the mobile through the near field of the NFC .Last year, the Dagens Industri report to 41an Invest NTL , where, among other things, H's ceo Karl-Johan Persson, has invested sek 4 million in the company.
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It looks like Apple s dream of one day creating a foldable phone isn t dead just yet.The company has been granted a new patent for an iPhone that would be able to fold in half, and even grip onto your clothes — meaning you might not even need to put it in your pocket.The patent itself was applied for in July 2014, and it envisions the use of a flexible OLED display that could itself fold in half, making the device look somewhat like the clamshell-type phones of yesteryear.More: Samsung may follow Apple s lead and release a glossy black Galaxy S7The patent goes into detail about how the device would work, butkeep in mind that just because Apple has been granted a patent, that doesn t mean it will ever release the tech to the market.According to the patent, the device could be folded so that the two screen halves touch each other, or so that there s half of the screen on either side of the outside of the device.
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Reuters - The on-demand economy, which uses smartphone technology to immediately fill consumer needs, has changed the way people order food, a car, or a place to stay.Now, technology startups are targeting the next business frontier - insurance - offering coverage with the swipe of an app.Trov, a San Francisco Bay Area firm that provides smartphone-based on-demand insurance for individual assets, like computers or cameras, for any duration, launched in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, backed by insurance firm AXA SA ."We literally track risk to the second so when you turn something on, it turns it on to the second and then it prices your usage to the second should you want to turn it off," Scott Walchek, Trov's chief executive officer, said in an interview last week."It's literally the same swipe right to turn it on, swipe left to turn it off."The multitrillion-dollar dollar insurance industry is poised to be transformed "beyond recognition" by new technologies like artificial intelligence, new payment systems, drones and blockchain, CommerzVentures GmbH said in a white paper in March.
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For days, Mark Zuckerberg was adamant his network had not affected the election results, calling that  a pretty crazy idea .He has promised to improve Facebook s detection, reporting, and verification of news.Twitter has been a much worse offender, allowing hatemongers and trolls to harass its users.It has, for years, known about the large numbers of fake accounts and bots on its platform; yet it has failed to do much about them.Yet social media platforms get away with pleading ignorance because there are no clear laws making them liable for what transpires on their networks.The gaps between laws and ethics are growing exponentially as technologies advance.The ethical codes we live by and the laws we follow are changing very slowly while technologies move too fast to care.It isn t greed and arrogance; more often than not, the technologies creators and this probably includes Zuckerberg don t understand the power of their creations — and the damage they can do.We are going to see much more of that.Technologies such as computing, medicine, sensors, A.I., robotics, and genomics are now advancing exponentially and are converging.
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more and more companies offer payment via Swish, which, according to the Swedish Tax agency has opened a new method for cheaters.Now want to work to change the law to stop rogue traders.more than 8.4 billion swishades only in October of this year.It began as a simple way for individuals to split the bill or pay at flea markets has now grown into a service that is used in many industries.But many of the Swish-payments are not recorded as they should.You simply hit the do not enter the payment in the cashier and bokföringsslarvet is something that is reflected of the Tax.
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Uusin kannanottonon täyskäännös viime viikkoon verrattuna.Somejätti Facebookin perustaja Mark Zuckerberg on ilmoittanut, että yhtiö ryhtyy toimiin estääkseen tekaistujen uutisten jakamisen Facebookissa, CNN Money kertoo.Perjantaina julkaistu viesti on reaktio viime päivien kritiikkiin, jonka väitteiden mukaan väärien uutisten tulva sosiaalisessa mediassa vaikutti Yhdysvaltain vaaleihin.Asian ydin on, että otamme väärän tiedon vakavasti.Olemme edistyneet asiassa, mutta on vielä paljon tehtävää.Toimitusjohtaja Zuckerbergin mukaan Facebook kehittää parempia tekaistujen uutisten tunnistimia, hälytysjärjestelmää, yksinkertaisempaa ilmoitusjärjestelmää ja teknisiä tapoja luokitella väärää tietoa.
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Back in August, destruction specialists iFixit revealed the truth behind the 'touch disease' problem affecting iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners.The problem starts as a flickering grey bar at the top of the iPhone's screen, before the display starts behaving erratically and eventually becomes unresponsive.iFixit revealed that the issue was at the hardware level, and was related to the touchscreen controllers, or Touch IC chips, that sit under the handset's display, rendering a screen-change ineffective.At the time, there was no word from Apple on the touch disease epidemic, but now the company has published a 'Multi-Touch Repair Program for iPhone 6 Plus' page, officially acknowledging the issue.However, Apple seems to be saying the problem only arises after users drop or damage their phone, and doesn't accept responsibility for the hardwarse issues.The page reads: "Apple has determined that some iPhone 6 Plus devices may exhibit display flickering or Multi-Touch issues after being dropped multiple times on a hard surface and then incurring further stress on the device."
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iPhone/iPad: A terminal emulator on your iPhone might sound a little silly for most of us, but SSH can come in pretty handy sometimes.For a while, one the best apps for doing so was Panic s Prompt 2, but Blink Shell is an option that s worth a look too.At a glance, Blink Shell is similar to any other terminal emulator, but since it supports Mosh as well as SSH, connections tend to be more reliable.Blink Shell supports external keyboards, which is handy if you re using it on an iPad.As you d expect, there s a handful of customization options to change the font and color scheme too.That said, there is a learning curve here because Blink Shell lacks traditional iOS menus, which takes some getting used to.
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On Thursday afternoon, Tesla announced that its investors and SolarCity investors agreed to a $2.6 billion all-stock merger of the two companies.The decision passed with an 85 percent vote of approval.SolarCity shareholders will receive 0.11 Tesla shares for every share of SolarCity stock they own.The deal had been a topic of some controversy since Tesla announced the proposed in June.Investors were suspicious of Tesla adding more debt to its books and were uncertain why Tesla had to buy SolarCity.Tesla CEO Elon Musk spent the interim months convincing shareholders that the deal would be mutually beneficial and would create cost synergies for both companies—SolarCity panels would be able to be sold alongside Powerwall stationary storage batteries and Tesla vehicles at the same storefront, for example.
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Related: How This Self-Published Author Sold 10,000 Books with Almost No Money and Zero ConnectionsThat said, authors still have to get creative with marketing.They grow their following before they release their book.Carbonaro released her book a little over a year ago, in October 2015.She accomplished this by following the 80/20 rule: focusing 20 percent of her effort on writing, and 80 percent on promotion.This makes focusing 80 percent of her efforts on promotion a challenge, but she has managed to make it work by being engaging and interactive on social media -- Evan Carmichael and Nexus have both listed her as a top finance expert to follow on Twitter.
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TIPS HTC Vive-ägare kan nu ladda ner Google Earth VR från Steam.Äger du en HTC Vive och är sugen på att upptäcka världens mest fantastiska platser direkt från vardagsrummet?Då borde du spana in Google Earth VR, som precis släppts till spelplattformen Steam.Gratis är det också, till skillnad från de 9 500 kronor du får punga ut för HTC:s vr-headset.Så här beskriver Google själva sin nya vr-app på Steam:"Google Earth VR låter dig upptäcka världen från helt nya perspektiv.
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