Around 100 million years ago, a tick ran into some bad luck.It had the misfortune of wandering onto a spider’s web, causing the proprietor to spring into action and wrap the interloping bug in a tomb made of silk.The situation then took a turn for the worse when the tick came into contact with tree sap, enveloping it even further.Prior to this discovery, scientists found traces of spider webs containing insects, and even a fossilised scene of a spider attacking a wasp.Fossils containing the preserved remnants of ticks are super rare (we know they tormented dinosaurs), so the discovery of a tick that just happens to be entombed in spider’s silk is an added bonus.This amber fossil shows that ticks were captured by spiders back in the Cretaceous Period, marking “the first time that this specific interaction between ticks and spiders has been documented in the fossil record,” write the authors of the new study, which now appears in Cretaceous Research.
The Founder Institute is proud to partner with Zirtual, an outsourcing tool that matches busy professionals with virtual assistants, and RecruiterBox, a web-based applicant tracking software.Though both aim to help small to medium size businesses hire new talent, Zirtual focuses on outsourcing, while RecruiterBox manages incoming job applications for growing companies.Zirtual sprouted from the San Francisco Founder Institute chapter, when Founder and CEO Maren Donovan, moved from Las Vegas to follow her dream of owning a thriving technology company.Since launching in 2011, Zirtual has gathered close to 400 virtual employees, who work for 3 to 12 clients at a time.Recruiterbox, who recently announced a partnership with Indeed, focuses on companies that house less than 50 employees.Since launching in 2010, they’ve been serving over 60 new companies a month.
Regardless of how good your product, service, or app is, it’s only useful when you can get it into the hands of your target customers.The Founder Institute has helped launched many profitable startups around the world.Apply to a program to a program in a city near you!A revenue stream is a company’s single source of revenue.A revenue model is the strategy of managing a company’s revenue streams and the resources required for each revenue stream.Another popular web-based revenue model is the affiliate revenue model, which works by promoting links to relevant products and collecting commission on the sales of those products, and can even work in conjunction with ads or separately.
I'm repeatedly amazed that their brand name has stuck around.With some of the trademarking lawsuits that've rolled through here in years past, this one seems like a slam dunk for a junior trade lawyer trying to climb the corporate ladder.
Amazon Prime is pretty amazing with the things you can get delivered to your door, but now it’s added something you wouldn’t expect – the Volvo V40 hatchback.That’s right, using your Amazon account you’ll be able to order a Prime Now delivery of a Volvo V40 to either your home or office.Now, this is a fairly limited run (which smells more than a little like a marketing stunt), only available over a series of a few weekends in June and July, and only in select cities.Coming to a postcode near youJust in case you want to be one of the lucky few who'll be able to take advantage of the Amazon Prime Now test drives, here are the time and dates that you’ll be able to book:30 June - 1 July, Edinburgh
Apple isn’t about to release a product completely dependent on 3rd-party hardware – but that’s never stopped Razer!The Razer Core X AND the previously-release Razer Core V2 will begin to work with Macs starting this week.This device allows utilization of a full-size graphics card with a tiny-sized laptop.The enclosure has its own power supply and connects to the laptop with a single cord.In the case of the Razer Core X and a MacBook Pro, that means a Thunderbolt 3 cord – a cord that also provides power to the MacBook.System requirements for the Razer Core X (and Razer Core V2) for a Mac include: macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 or later.
När Forrester Research frågade över 1 500 beslutsfattare hur det går med digitaliseringen, svarade 56 procent att de håller på med den, och 22 procent att de inte kommit igång.Företag blir aldrig färdigförändrade, utan kommer att vara i ständig förändring, säger han till CIO.com.”Att anamma digital teknik och digitala affärsmodeller är enda vägen framåt i en värld där kunden har makt och distruptiva uppstickare snabbt kan utnyttja friktion och brister i marknaden”, skriver han i sin rapport, som fått den tydliga titeln ”The Sorry State of Digital Transformation in 2018”.Till exempel är det bara 34 procent i finans- och försäkringsbranschen som digitaliserar sin marknadsföring, 31 procent som digitaliserar säljet, och bara 45 procent som digitaliserar kundservice.I detaljhandeln, där allt kretsar kring kunden, ser det inte mycket bättre ut: motsvarande siffror där är 43, 46 respektive 54 procent.Tillverkande industri har lägst sifror, bara en knapp tredjedel digitaliserar någon av funktionerna ovan.
The most popular generation was the previous one, which has had many variants.Today, as scheduled, the Xiaomi Mi Router 4 was officially announced.It is priced at 199 yuan ($31) and will go on sale on May 25 through Xiaomi Mall, Youpin, Tmall, Jingdong, and Suning.It is equipped with four omnidirectional high-gain antennas.The heat sink is made of aluminum-magnesium alloy and high thermal conductivity thermal plastic.On the bottom, it uses a large-area hole design that effectively improves the entire cooling efficiency of the router.
Stop me if you've heard this one before: A new version of Android is right around the corner — and with it comes some lofty talk about how this'll finally be the year Android manufacturers start taking upgrades seriously.The hardware-specific code needed to make the device run properly, meanwhile, lives in a totally separate lower layer.It's kind of like a fancy cake, only with less unsaturated fat than the kind you normally buy.This is the first release cycle where a large number of phones are standing by and ready with Project Treble support built in — and already, the results are apparent: Google is gloating about the fact that Treble's presence allowed it to offer the new Android P beta on seven devices outside of its own Pixel phones — the Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, OnePlus 6, and Essential PH‑1.These silicon manufacturers are now able to provide a stable and high-quality release much earlier than before, allowing OEMs [a.k.a.It makes a lot of sense for Google to split apart the layers of the code and reduce the amount of effort involved for manufacturers to process and deliver an update.
YouTuber Logan Paul stoked controversy for filming a dead body in a Japanese forest known for suicides.Facebook and YouTube are the worst offenders when it comes to exposing children to suicide, violence, bullying, and sex, according to Britain's highest-profile children's charity.The findings were published a day after the British government announced it would introduce laws to rein in social media companies, including fining them for having users under the age of 13.A striking league table has shown that Facebook and YouTube are the worst offenders when it comes to exposing children to some of the darkest and most adult themes on the internet.Britain's highest-profile children's charity, the NSPCC, produced the league table after gathering reviews from more than 4,000 parents and young people.It features the "riskiest sites" when it comes to content involving suicide, violence, bullying, sex, and other adult themes.
While other developers and companies, not least Google and Facebook with Instagram, abandoning their apps on the Apple Watch, the developer has Will Bishop instead bet just on the clock.the Nano for Reddit and the name of his new app which is a standalone Reddit client for IOS and, more interestingly, to Watch the OLYMPICS.9to5mac first wrote about the app.the Nano for Reddit should from the outset have been developed to take advantage of the small Apple Watch screen in the best possible way.Built-in is also Twitter support, gif support, and even a built-in reading mode.the Apple Watch Series 3, 4G – finally, you can leave the Iphone at home
Plenty of the apps you use every day include handy timesavers that you might not have noticed yet, but fear not—we’re here to point them out for you.Use these tricks to claw back some minutes or even some hours out of every day, time you can use for something more productive or enjoyable.1) Check on restaurant wait timesGoogle Maps continues to slurp up the data we’re all crowdsourcing for it and can now display wait times at restaurants and bars through the apps for Android and iOS.On Android go to Settings then scroll down to Language & Input then Keyboard and finally Text Shortcuts.What it doesn’t do, unless you have a paid account, is convert the document into searchable text via OCR—but even if you’re not paying it’s a very useful timesaver.
Amazon says it will move forward with plans for a new office building in Seattle after the city council slashed a proposed corporate tax by nearly half.Amazon halted plans for the new building earlier this month in response to the proposed tax, which is designed to help the city's growing homelessness problem.But Amazon still isn't happy."While we have resumed construction planning for Block 18, we remain very apprehensive about the future created by the council’s hostile approach and rhetoric toward larger businesses, which forces us to question our growth here."As originally proposed last month, the tax would have imposed a per-employee fee of about $500 a year on Seattle companies with revenue of $20 million or more.That would have worked out to less than one percent of Amazon's annual profit.
If you want to transform your living room into a cinema that you don’t have to pay ticket prices to visit, you need to pick up one of the best AV receivers.When you’re out shopping for the best AV receiver, it’s crucial to consider how many and what types of ports you need.If you’ve already jumped on the 4K bandwagon, for example, you should look for a receiver that has a wealth of HDCP 2.2 compatible HDMI ports.Best AV receivers under $699An innovative, affordable Dolby Atmos AV receiver with plenty of cool tricksPower output (claimed): 7 x 165W into 6 ohms | Dolby Atmos: Yes (5.1.2) | HDMI: 6-in, 2-out | AV inputs: 3 x composite; 2 x digital audio | Dimensions: 430(w) x 156(h) x 331(d) mm | Weight: 9.7kg
The old högtalarserien is history, but a new generation of radical solutions are on the way.Dynaudio is one of the most renowned Danish högtalartillverkarna.Their Contour, Confidence and Evidence series is some of the best we have tested.Contour 20 is our reference two-way, and we have often compared the other speakers with the ageing of the Confidence series, which we have long wondered when it will be renewed.Or rather: the new generation of Confidence will not be until the autumn, but we already know quite a lot about the speakers.They are first and foremost completely new.
TPG has announced customers who sign-up to the telcos new mobile offering will receive the first six months of data, voice and texts for free in exchange for helping test out the new network.In its bid to become the fourth major mobile player in the Australian market, TPG has said its $1.9 billion 4G network is almost ready after a year of waiting, and any customers who sign up will receive the first six months of services for free.After this period, customers will be charged AUS$9.99 a month.The move is somewhat similar to Jio’s grand entrance into the Indian market, which has resulted in chaos and misery for the traditional players.“The TPG team has been working hard constructing our own network and I feel proud and excited to be introducing our very first on-net mobile product offering,” said TPG’s Executive Chairman, David Teoh.“We are inviting users to register to experience our coverage and network performance as well as to take advantage of unlimited mobile data for free.
Congressional Democrats are asking US regulators for information on whether AT payments to President Trump's personal lawyer were made in order to influence the government's review of AT's merger with Time Warner Inc.AT paid $600,000 to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's shell company, Essential Consultants, "the same vehicle he used in October 2016 to direct $130,000 to the adult-film actress known professionally as Stormy Daniels to stay silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump in 2006," The Wall Street Journal wrote yesterday.Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) yesterday asked the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division for answers."Although AT has stated that the payments were for 'insights into understanding the new administration,' the amount and timing of the payments suggest that they may have been part of an attempt to influence the outcome of the AT/Time Warner merger investigation," Klobuchar and Cicilline wrote to Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim.Cohen provided AT with advice about how it "should approach the administration about its $85.4 billion merger and regulatory issues before the Federal Communications Commission," The New York Times reported, citing a person familiar with the agreement between Cohen and ATAT failed to convince DOJAny effort by AT to obtain DOJ approval of its merger was a failure.
A new exploit allows hackers to spoof two-factor authentication requests by sending a user to a fake login page and then stealing the username, password, and session cookie.KnowBe4 Chief Hacking Officer Kevin Mitnick showed the hack in a public video.By convincing a victim to visit a typo-squatting domain liked “LunkedIn.com” and capturing the login, password, and authentication code, the hacker can pass the credentials to the actual site and capture the session cookie.Once this is done the hacker can login indefinitely.This essentially uses the one time 2FA code as a way to spoof a login and grab data.“A white hat hacker friend of Kevin’s developed a tool to bypass two-factor authentication using social engineering tactics – and it can be weaponized for any site,” said Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 CEO.
The Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization at the University of Utah announced a new funding program for early stage technology development and commercialization.The University of Utah Seed Fund will allocate up to $1 million to help university researchers develop promising technologies, enable commercialization and attract additional funding sources."The Seed Fund will help inventors at the university advance their work towards new products and services as well as serve as the foundation for launching new companies in Utah," said Keith Marmer, executive director and associate vice president of TVC."It is often a small amount of money that can have the greatest impact on advancing a technology during the earliest stages of development.The Seed Fund will serve as a much-needed bridge to larger funding sources as well as industry and entrepreneurial partnerships."He was granted an award to progress his groundbreaking work on a CAR-T therapeutic treatment for multiple myeloma.
the Android P with a completely new way to navigate your phone.Google has decided to scrap the three classic control keys in the mobile phone's bottom edge.The three navigation buttons are replaced by a single long, narrow slider.Some things are themselves equal.It is still possible to press the slider to quickly go to the home screen, or withhold it a bit longer to land on Google Assistant.If you swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen will take you to a new horizontal (!)