Barry Polanco

Barry Polanco

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the other Day released the SKI its report on how satisfied customers the Swedish mobile operators have.the Business was said to have problems with customer satisfaction overall, and none of the operators came up in an index which corresponds to ”very satisfied customers”.Now we wonder if you ever have had a real soup in conjunction with an operator, and if so, what?It can be anything that posed a problem – incorrect invoices and purchase orders, lack of coverage, subscription services suddenly become more expensive, the returns without, poor customer service, and so on.Or have all of your exchanges with the operators worked flawlessly through the years?It is free to ventilate and make the comment to a wailing wall!
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Det ska bli svårare att utsätta människor för sexuella trakasserier, hat eller hot om våld via Twitter.Det amerikanska företaget uppger att man under de närmaste veckorna ska lansera nya riktlinjer som bättre ska skydda användare mot sådant material.Twitter nämner särskilt sexuellt material, såsom nakenbilder, som sprids mot den avbildades vilja.Konton som lägger upp sådana bilder kommer genast och permanent att stängas.Dessutom ska det bli lättare att anmäla sexuella trakasserier.Vidare kommer Twitter att slå ner hårdare på hatsymboler och bildspråk som innehåller hets eller hot om våld mot olika grupper.
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Microsoft's vision of six-monthly Windows Server updates is now a reality.Announced just four months ago in June 2017, Redmond's new Windows Server plan will see it offer a “Long-term Servicing Channel” that behaves a lot like Windows Server does today: a big upgrade every three years or so and support for more than a decade.The new kid on the block is a “Semi-annual Channel” in which a new Windows Server release will appear every six months.That channel will get you on the upgrade treadmill, unless you are willing to live without support 18 months after release, which is when Microsoft will stop caring about the release.The first of the semi-annual releases, Windows Server version 1709 became available on October 17th, US time.We'd love to offer you a link to download it, but sadly The Register lacks credentials to Microsoft's Volume Licensing Service Center where it can be found.
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Conversely, a better shooter can be the feature that gets you to finally upgrade to a new model.Some of Google's investment in camera technology takes the form of AI, which pervades just about everything Google does these days.The company won't disclose all the areas the Pixel 2 camera uses machine learning and "neural network" technology that works something like human brains, but it's at least used in setting photo exposure and portrait-mode focus.A neural net that sees enough photographs labeled with "cat" or "bicycle" eventually learns to identify those objects, for example, even though the inner workings of the process aren't the if-this-then-that sorts of algorithms humans can follow.A key foundation is HDR+, a technology that deals with the age-old photography problem of dynamic range.When we choose which frames to combine, we have a large number of excellent frames," Knight said.
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It also has Google realized, that last year released its contribution the market – the Google wi-fi.Initially, it is not to Sweden, but it will be the change from today.To a rekommanderat price of 3 690 kronor you can buy a triple pack with the access points, or a single for 1 490 kronor.To use a single router to get good wifi coverage can seem problematic when you live in a large apartment or a flerplansvilla.With a meshnätverk it will be easier to get good coverage even in the most secluded parts of the dwelling and keep the connection constant even when you move between the different rooms.A Google Wifi access point is reported to deliver stable internet at a surface area up to 140 square meters, while the trepacket covers the entire 420 square.
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Most schools have zero capability to deal with sifting 40,000 undergraduate courses in the UK, alone.Why not apply big data to the problem and create an ‘adaptive learning platform’ which actually helps students make these crucial decision, based on real data.That’s effectively what BridgeU does.Its university preparation and careers guidance software uses big data and management tools to allow secondary schools to offer much smarter university and careers guidance service to their students.This London and Hong Kong-based startup has now closed a $5.3m/£4m Series A investment round led by London’s Octopus Ventures.The latest round of funding brings the total raised by BridgeU to £6.4m since the company was founded in early 2014.
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In the pursuit of survival, Theory is repositioning its brand to leave a bigger impression on customers.Through Theory 2.0, an internal initiative that includes four different programs designed to rejuvenate the company, Theory is tackling head-on what it means to be a modern brand today.Following the launch of Theory 2.0, which was led by CEO Andrew Rosen and devised in honor of the brand’s 20th anniversary, the brand has led a profit boost for its parent company, Fast Retailing, which also owns Uniqlo.For financial 2017, profits for the company’s global brands category, which includes Theory and J Brand, were up 47 percent to $124 million.“The world moves at a much faster pace, and we have the ability now, unlike any other time in our history, to communicate directly to our customers.”Theory’s been pivoting attention to its direct-to-consumer business for the past few years, as retail partners from department stores to digitally challenged boutiques have become less reliable money drivers.
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Huawei already surpassed Apple earlier this year to become the second-largest overall smartphone maker (behind Samsung), but it hasn’t yet had a hit handset to rival the iPhone 7 or the Galaxy S8.With the launch of the Mate 10, Huawei is hoping to change that.While the new phones look a lot like the flagships from Google, Samsung, and LG, there’s a key difference with the Mate 10: Huawei says it’s smarter than the average smartphone.Huawei may be the second-largest phone maker in the world, but it has yet to break into the all-important U.S. market in a meaningful way.With the Mate 9, the Pro had a home button, a smaller screen, and Quad HD resolution, but this year it’s the non-Pro model that has all those things: Along with a home button/fingerprint sensor on the front, the Mate 10 has a 5.9-inch Quad HD 2560x1440 LCD display, while its higher-end brother sports a 6-inch Full HD 2160x1080 AMOLED screen with a rear fingerprint sensor.Both base models of the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, but only the Pro model has an option with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
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Nadia Redlo vill skapa förstahandsdestinationen för etiska företag som vill boosta sin marknadsföring med hjälp av stjärnor på sociala medier.Att marknaden för influencer marketing exploderat de senaste åren borde inte gått många obemärkt förbi.Förra året omsatte branschen en halv miljard i Sverige – en ökning med 40 procent jämfört med året innan.Att marknadsföringsgreppet kan ge avtryck på försäljningen var något Nadia Redlo upplevde när hon för ett par år sedan drev en mindre e-handelsverksamhet.Men det var i den här vevan Nadia Redlo började höra av sig till personer som kunde marknadsföra hennes produkter i sociala medier.Sedan ett halvår tillbaka arbetar hon med att dra igång Blixtiz – en plattform för just influencer marketing helt inriktad på veganska mode- och skönhetsprodukter.
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If you want to learn the art of camouflage look no further than octopuses.Just watch this famous video that shows a diver slowly swimming up to a clump of rock and seaweed, only for part of that clump to turn white, open its eye, and jet away, squirting ink behind it.Materials scientists and engineers have fallen under the octopuses' spell.From a report: Scientists have engineered a material that can transform from a 2D sheet to a 3D shape, adjusting its texture to blend in with its surroundings, per a new study published today in Science.They mimicked the abilities of an octopus, which can change both shape and color to camouflage.This is a first step toward developing soft robots that can hide in plain sight, robotics expert Cecilia Laschi writes of the research.
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The rise and fall of Cyanogen Inc are well documented, but what happened in the ten months since the company pulled the plug on its main product?Surprisingly, Cyanogen is still around.It’s just not working on anything related to Android anymore.Now known as Cyngn, the company has pivoted to developing “innovative solutions for autonomous machines and vehicles.”Cyngn has recently obtained permits to test autonomous vehicles in California, though, unlike many other companies, the startup isn’t working on self-driving technology.Cyngn is actually trying to build autonomous excavators, loaders, and other construction equipment, an internal document consulted by Recode shows.
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Facial recognition could unlock phones and even create better parties but soon the tool could streamline the process of going through security at the airport.According to The National, the Dubai International Airport in United Arab Emirates will soon be integrating a virtual tunnel with facial recognition to speed up the process of passing through security.The tunnel is equipped with 80 different cameras and has a virtual aquarium along the walls designed not just for atheistic but to direct the face toward those cameras for scanning.The aquarium can also be switched to a different scene or even for displaying advertising.At the end of the tunnel, a green message will give passengers the go-ahead, or they will be stopped by airport security.The first tunnel will be installed in 2018 in Terminal 3, with additional security tunnels added through 2020.
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CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), which can currently only be diagnosed after death, is a progressive degenerative brain condition found in athletes who have suffered repeated trauma to the head, including concussions.The condition has a number of behavioural symptoms including aggressiveness, depression and memory loss.While the new study may have been somewhat skewed by the fact the brains were all donated by family members who were likely to have suspected that their relative had CTE, the results still raise major concerns.In September 2017, a post-mortem examination found that former NFL player Aaron Hernandez had stage three CTE, with stage four being the most severe.While there's no definitive evidence to suggest that CTE lead him to commit any crimes, the case certainly raises questions over the impact of serious brain injury.Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who first published a paper detailing his discovery of CTE in 2005 believes the new research is a positive step, though he urges caution over what the results show.
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Beginning in 2003, a group of users had figured out how to game the site’s search results.It seemed like the query represented Google’s editorial viewpoint; instead, it was a prank.The engineers might tackle a long-term adjustment to the algorithm addressing the root cause.These problems—often caused by hackers or pranksters, and occasionally triggered by people with truly bad intentions—weren’t everyday situations.As the October 1 massacre in Las Vegas unfolded, Google displayed “news” results from rumor mills like 4Chan, and Facebook promulgated rumors and conspiracy theories, sullying the service on which, according to Pew Research, 45 percent of American adults get their news.It’s hard to square the global power, reach, and ubiquity of these massive platforms with their youth: Google just turned 19.
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Samtrygg have created a separate site for andrahandsutyhrning.the Company was founded in 2013 and stepped into on the exchange in march 2017.Now mann signed a cooperation agreement with Hittapunktse, the company that stands behind söksajten find.see with over 16 million page views per month.the map function is find.see the most popular services and personal views represent 3.7 million page views each month.It is clear from a press release."Find.see is the largest söksajten in Sweden with a reach of over 3 million individuals per week.
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In Sweden has primarily two stakeholders – the Barnebys and Auctioned – put your hands on the digital auction market.On the two companies ' ägarlistor to find the name of the family Wattin, Avito-co-founder Jonas Nordlander and Filip Engelbert, Paradox-founder Fredrik Wester and Axel Johnson group investeringsarm D-Ax.Now the two companies joined by a heavy international player.It is Dutch Catawiki, which now announces that it is ready to break into the Swedish market.“Last week, we reached even an impressive milestone as the three million objects now changed owners through the us.This is something we are very proud of.
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Fans of classic gaming emulation know that modern emulators can do a lot to sharpen up the standard-definition sprites and polygons made for consoles designed to be played on low-resolution tube TVs.This weekend, though, an update to the RPCS3 emulator showed how much resolution scaling can improve the look of even early HD games.While the new update technically supports rendering at up to 10K resolutions, the video above shows that upscaling to 4K resolution and adding 16x anisotropic filtering can lead to a huge improvement for games originally made to run at 720p.Upscaling the 11-year-old hardware with three times the resolution doesn't even put too much strain on modern GPUs—the creators say in an explanatory blog post that "anyone with a dedicated graphics card that has Vulkan support can expect identical performance at 4K."Unlike N64 emulators, which often require handmade high-resolution texture packs to make upscaled games look decent, RPCS3 can often get amazing improvements in sharpness and clarity just by using content that's already in the PS3 software.That's because many PS3 titles stored extremely high-resolution assets on the PS3's Blu-Ray discs, then crushed those textures down for faster processing by the console.
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For anyone considering signing up to Hulu's streaming service, now looks like the time to jump aboard.As Netflix starts asking its subscribers to dig a little deeper into their pockets for their monthly subs, rival streaming outfit Hulu is cutting the cost for newcomers to its service.The company’s cheapest streaming plan can now be grabbed for just $5.99 a month for the first year; after that the cost reverts to the regular $7.99-a-month fee.Anyone interested will need to sign up before January 9, 2018, to take advantage of the cheaper rate, Hulu said.Hulu’s basic package comes with ads, but if you can’t stand such interruptions, there’s an ad-free option for $11.99 a month — there’s currently no special offer attached to this tier.For those with wallets begging to be raided, Hulu also has a $40-a-month “Live TV” offering, which, as its name cleverly suggests, includes live TV programming along with its growing library of movies and shows.
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We’re still a few weeks removed from iPhone X pre-orders opening up, but spy shots of Apple’s upcoming iPhone have already started to trickle in.Just last week, for instance, a photo purporting to show the iPhone X’s packaging surfaced online.More recently, a video making the rounds on Reddit showcases the iPhone X with some dynamic wallpaper.The video is just 10 seconds long, but seeing as how all of the iPhone X videos we’ve seen have come from Apple, it’s interesting to see something fresh.It’s also worth noting that if you didn’t know any better, you wouldn’t even notice that the iPhone X here has an unseemly notch.To this point, some folks who have used the iPhone X hands-on have said that the notch is much less distracting and noticeable in person than it is in pictures.
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It's safe to say that Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, has cash to burn.So where does a man like Bezos rest his head at night?Although his company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Bezos own five homes across the country, and is the country's 25th largest landowner, according to the Land Report.Here are the five estates the Bezos clan calls home:In the same neighborhood as Bill Gates, Bezos owns two homes spanning 5.3 acres.One home is a 20,600 square foot, five-bedroom, four-bathroom house, and the other a 8,300 square foot, five bedroom, four bathroom.
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