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Despite increased crackdowns on dodgy online activities, more people than ever are using The Pirate Bay in order to download illegal content.Having been knocked off top spot in recent years, The Pirate Bay has once again been crowned the world's most popular torrent site in a comparison survey by Torrentfreak.The Pirate Bay was able to climb back to the top after KickassTorrents was removed from the web last year.Prior to its downfall at the hands of regulators and disgruntled copyright owners, KickassTorrents racked up well over one million visitors per day.Its users were able to easily share movies, music and other files across the world using peer-to-peer sharing.This caused the site to be the enemy of Hollywood and record companies alike.
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Food-tech-bolaget Simris Algs grundare kliver av som vd för sin skapelse.Istället tar Jonas Regnér över, medan grundaren Fredrika Gullfot istället ska bli styrelseordförande.Men jag träffade Jonas ett antal gånger, och kände att vi skulle kunna utveckla bolaget så mycket mer med en sån person på jobbet , säger Fredrika Gullfot till Breakit.Österlensbaserade Simris Alg, grundat 2010 av den tidigare KTH-forskaren Fredrika Gullfot, skapar naturliga kosttillskott och livsmedel baserade på alger.Målet: att bromsa in utfiskningen och byta ut fiskolja mot algolja i livsmedel.I samband med noteringen på First North i våras gjordes en nyemission på 50 miljoner kronor.
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Google today is announcing the launch of a new app called Toontastic 3D for both Android and iOS.The app amounts to a considerable expansion of the Toontastic iOS app kids could use to make cartoon-style video content.The launch comes almost two years after Launchpad Toys, the startup behind Toontastic, announced that it had been acquired by Google to create even more amazing creativity tools for kids.Sure enough, that s happened.Toontastic is now cross-platform, and it also allows its users to work in 3D rather than just 2D.This comes after Microsoft introduced the Paint 3D app, which people of all ages can use.With Toontastic 3D, kids can draw, animate, and narrate their own adventures, news stories, school reports, and anything else they might dream up, Google said in a blog post.All they need to do is move characters around on the screen and tell their story.
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Over the holiday, I spent a great afternoon at the Boston Museum of Science, which is currently running an exhibition called Da Vinci – The Genius.The exhibition brings to life the genius of Leonardo da Vinci as an inventor, scientist, engineer, architect, sculptor, and artist.Leonardo carries instant, universal recognition-both as a name and as the figure known for ushering in a ground breaking era of science and discovery.I can only imagine what he would think of how some of his concepts have been realized, enhanced, and empowered in today s world of connected products, assets, and vehicle fleets.Here are a few of Leonardo s inventions and ideas, and how they have evolved over the years:From self-propelled cart to connected car
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You don t need to get a new phone to upgrade your mobile experience.You just need a smart phone case.Meet the newest device from Hello Zee — an intelligent universal Zee Smart Core that promises up to 128GB of memory, a full battery charge, LED light, and protection for your iPhone, Android, or tablet.The ZEE Core Smart Case is not just your traditional mobile accessory.It s designed to last through your digital lifetime and offers an instant upgrade to any mobile device that you own, said Hello ZEE founder Henry Elgrissy.Imagine never having to worry if your external battery works with your new device or any other device you own, or not having to buy a completely new set of accessories every time you upgrade your phone.
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If there s one takeaway from either the original 1982 TRON film or the 2010 sequel, Tron: Legacy, it s that glowing stuff is always kind of cool to look at.To build off this, the talented and creative bakers at Pies Are Awesome managed to make a delicious-looking TRON-themed pie that glows in the dark, but is still safe to eat.As a kid, you were probably warned not to crack open a glow stick and feast upon the poisonous glowing chemicals inside.So to make an edible glowing pie, the geniuses at Pies Are Awesome mixed some agar-agar — a gelatinous substance derived from algae — with some tonic water and applied it to the pie.Under a black light, the agar/tonic water mixture glows blue, making for an eye-catching dessert that won t poison your dinner guests.Pies Are Awesome via That s Nerdalicious
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Daniel Gross, the founder of YC-backed Cue, a search engine for personal content, is joining Y Combinator as a partner.Coming hot off a stint as a Director at Apple focusing on machine learning, Gross will be bringing some fresh AI flare to to YC s existing team.Gross first found his way to Apple after Cue, formally called Greplin, was acquired by the company for $40 million back in 2013 for its predictive search capabilities.After spending the last three years in Cupertino, Gross was ready to get back to his entrepreneurial roots.While at Apple, Gross was present for the rapid fusing of machine learning with iOS and Mac OS.Apple has slowly been becoming more vocal about its internal AI efforts, publishing a paper on adapting GANs and making Russ Salakhutdinov the public face of its progress.
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Apple and German optics manufacturer Carl Zeiss AG are reportedly working on a pair of augmented reality AR smart glasses, which may be ready as early as this year.Technology blogger Robert Scoble reported the news through a Facebook post where he cited a Zeiss employee who confirmed the partnership between the two companies recently at the Consumer Electronics Show CES in Las Vegas, last week.Apple's aim according to Scoble is to build lightweight AR/mixed reality glasses something similar to what Snapchat launched last year.Although no official word has come from both companies, the post says it could be announced in 2017.Rumours related to AR glasses from Apple are not entirely new and the company has hinted before that it has become more interested in augmented reality than virtual reality despite mainstream consumer tech companies launching virtual reality VR headsets one after the other.In fact, Apple CEO Tim Cook last year had told ABC News in an interview that he saw bigger possibilities for AR than VR, since AR allows people to be more "present".
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Congrats to Emma Stone, this year's winner for Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy!— Golden Globe Awards @goldenglobes January 9, 2017La La Land and its stars, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, stole the show at last night's Golden Globes picking up a total of seven awards – a new record.In fact, the film won every prize it was nominated for, while the likes of HBO failed to win a single nomination from its list of 14.Meryl Streep also made headlines for using her acceptance speech for her Outstanding Contribution award to criticise President-elect Donald Trump.Brits were also among the winners, with gongs going to Netflix's The Crown and Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager.
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When other solutions integrate with own, you have the potential to reach customers who may otherwise have never even heard of you.This can be huge if you link up with a big enough company.Think PayPal with Ebay and Zynga with Facebook.Companies also usually promote their integration capabilities, so you get a bit of free marketing out of it.The more you get your customers using your product, whether it's on it's own, in conjunction with another product, or even through another product, the less likely they are to churn.
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A Brazilian grandmother has been discovered aiming her prayers in entirely the wrong direction, after a visiting relative noticed something wasn't quite right with the miniature religious icon she regularly worshipped in her home.Instead of praying to local religious star Saint Anthony, she was in fact worshipping a plastic action figure of Elrond from The Lord of the Rings, hence none of her prayers ever coming true.Although they are dressed quite similar in the brown robe thing, the Elrond figure's pointy ears should've given the game away.The discovery was made by Gabriela Brandão, who explained it was a bit hard to get granny to switch saints, saying: "We tried to explain right away but she didn t understand at first.The next day we explained again and she understood and we got her a new figure of Saint Anthony."Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?
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This week Glenn and Susie are really glad everyone likes their AirPods, alarmed that we suddenly aren't supposed to use Preview for a thing it's usually really good at, and wondering what is going on in the testing labs at Consumer Reports.Here's hoping the rest of 2017 gets a little less weird.CES stories and videos from our Macworld, TechHive, and PCWorld colleagues in Las VegasThe gadget apocalypse is upon us by Farhad Manjoo for The New York TimesMacBook Pro is the first Apple laptop to lack a recommendation from Consumer Reports by Oscar RaymundoRumor says Apple Watch Series 3 to bring battery, performance gains, little else by Michael Simon
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Inspired by Uber s self-driving car fiasco in San Francisco last month, a local lawmaker wants to add teeth to California s autonomous vehicle rules.Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, on Thursday introduced a bill that would allow the state to fine companies up to $25,000 per vehicle per day for operating unauthorized self-driving vehicles.If passed, the law also would prevent those companies from applying for an autonomous vehicle testing permit for two years.I applaud our innovation economy and all the companies developing autonomous vehicle technology, but no community should face what we did in San Francisco, Ting wrote in a news release.The pursuit of innovation does not include a license to put innocent lives at risk.Nearly every company knows and acts like it is part of a community.We need stronger enforcement tools to protect ourselves from those recklessly putting profit before public safety.
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Det slog mig att han på riktigt inte ens vill vara i närheten av en strand, än mindre ge sig ut på öppet hav och under inga omständigheter hamna i det.Jag satte mig vid laptopen och växlade upplevelse, från The Blu till Google Earth.Sent ifjol utsåg Handelns Utredningsinstitut vr-glasögon till årets julklapp.Gästrummet fick under jul- och nyårshelgerna bli portalen till den virtuella världen, precis stort nog att tillåta vr i det som kallas room scale , vilket innebär att man rör sig fritt på en utmätt yta.Efter att ha testat Googles billiga Cardboard, Sonys Playstation VR, Facebooks Oculus Rift och HTC:s Vive på mässor och pressträffar visste jag att det enda alternativet för mig personligen skulle vara Vive.Första gången jag trädde den över ansiktet och huvudet – på spelmässan Gamescom i augusti 2015 – kände jag ett väldigt starkt begär av att få demonstrera tekniken för min familj och mina vännner.
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We ve all screwed up in job interviews at one point or another, whether attempting to pass off being a bit of a workaholic as your biggest weakness or spluttering on that glass of water you so confidently asked for at the start.It s still reassuring to know that the CEO of Google also made a bit of a boo-boo when he was a young whippersnapper.Sundar Pichai, who joined Google back in 2004, has revealed that he was interviewed on April Fools Day -- the same day Gmail was unveiled.You can probably guess what went down.I interviewed with Google on April 1, 2004, which is April Fool's Day, and Google had just announced Gmail, and it was invite only, but people still weren't sure if it was an April Fools joke, Pichai said, speaking at his alma mater the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur.And I remember doing my interviews through the day, and people kept asking me, 'What do you think of Gmail?
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Coros Wearables is introducing its Linx Smart Cycling Helmet, which has an interesting new technology called open-ear bone conduction.The helmet uses vibration through the bones on the side of your head to play music, conduct phone calls, and communicate with other bikers.The company announced the helmet at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.Coros uses bone conduction technology in lieu of ear buds to let bikers listen to audio while remaining fully aware of cars and their immediate surroundings.Coros raised $319,765 from 2,135 backers via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.Linx is a smart cycling helmet for people who want to enjoy key features of their phone while cycling, all without the hassles of ear buds, wires, and distractions, said Coros CEO Vincent Xiong, in a statement.Our unique approach to precision audio is akin to today s must-haves in your car: seamless, wireless access to your personal music and calls without distraction so you can focus on the road.The Linx smart cycling helmet uses bone conduction technology placed on the helmet straps, which rest on the rider s cheekbones.
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This is going on the construction of Tesla's gigafactory.Tesla shares sped up in New York city following the announcement that batteriproduktionen now is the time in the car talked about gigafabrik in Nevada.to begin with, spitting the plant out of the so-called 2170-cells to Tesla energilagringsprodukter, Powerwall, but during the year, production also start the same kind of cells for the next car Model 3.Gigafabrikens name of the plant, when fully developed, they should be able to produce as much batteries as the entire world's combined previous annual production.Measured in land area, it becomes the world's largest building.Tesla shares had earlier in the week declined since the company announced that leveransmålet for 2016 were not met.
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Growth Hacking techniques for the modern business owner, start-up or marketing professionalLet s come to a consensus on what Growth Hacking is before we delve into the depths of these amazing hacks your about to implement and experience unsafe levels of Growth.Ranked 1 on Google for your keyword but still lacking leads, maybe you need to explore Search Marketing or list building to start an Email marketing campaign.Now I know most of you will say Duh, of course to this technique when presented to you by such a brilliant writer I can see why.However actually take a moment and think about how many businesses realistically strategically access and go over their strengths and weaknesses, the answer is…not many.In today s world everyone has a product, everyone has a pitch and everyone has a service to offer.
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There are a lot of crazy Lego builds out there.This Rubik s Cube solver, or this hypnotic ball contraption, for example, give you an idea of just how technical some of these projects can be.Now, Lego is finally making robotic toys for everyone who s too lazy to learn to code.We had a chance to play around with the new builds for about an hour, and let us be the first to say that these are going to be wildly popular.What makes the new Lego Boost kit unique is that it also has a companion app that lets you drag and drop different actions rather than having to write every single line of code while programming.The kit comes with five different projects out of the box: a cat, a robot, a guitar, a bulldozer, and my personal favourite, a Lego-stacking machine.
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Despite the performance issues experienced by some owners, Forza Horizon 3 was hailed as one of the best games of 2016.But it seems that developer Playground Games made a big mistake with the driving title s latest update, pushing out an unencrypted developer build by accident.The update was meant to add support for the Rockstar Car Pack, but users wondered why it came in at a massive 53GB – about the same size as the entire base game.The error meant that a huge number of unreleased cars were revealed to unsuspecting players, and, as reported by PC Gamer, could result in an increase in the number of pirated versions of Forza Horizon 3.But the worst part of the botched update affects players who downloaded the build and then played and saved their games.Anyone who did so will find themselves stuck with corrupted save files.
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