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Comment When Henry Kissinger received the Nobel Peace Prize against the backdrop of the US Air Force's secret bombings in Cambodia, the satirist Tom Lehrer declared that satire had become obsolete.The Wikipedia co-founder has announced a Global News Police Force: new “community driven” global journalism project called Wikitribune, which he says is needed to combat “Fake News” by pronouncing on the accuracy of other people’s news stories.Although the site is apparently live, in the spirit of not-quite-total transparency, you’re not allowed to see it yet; the news was leaked to Jimbo-friendly media including WiReD, the BBC and the Financial Times.It's both a rival to professional news organisations, and, as Wales admits, a gatekeeper.So what could possible go wrong?He saluted Wikipedia for allowing you to change the truth to suit you, creating "Wikiality" (US readers can see this geo-fenced Comedy Central clip) ".
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Den populära samåkningstjänsten Uber kunde ha blivit bannlyst från App Store.Det rapporterar The New York Times.I artikeln skriver tidningen om hur Uber försökt lura Apples ingenjörer till att släppa en app som bröt mot allsköns alla regler.Bland annat fanns en kodrad vars syfte var att identifiera enheten appen kördes på.Men Uber lyckades kringgå Apples regler och tillslut hotade Apples vd Tim Cook att sparka ut tjänsten helt och hållet från appbutiken.Han ska ha haft möte med Ubers vd, Travis Kalanick, och bland annat sagt att han ”hört att de brutit mot ett par av reglerna”.
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Bland privatpersoner har 3D-printing ännu inte lyft på bred front, men inom industrin används tekniken flitigt.I Sverige finns en rad aktörer, exempelvis de två börsnoterade Arcam och Cellink.Båda bolagen kommer från Göteborg.Nu håller ytterligare en uppstickare från staden på att växa – i en egen nisch.Bolaget skiljer sig från de stora konkurrenterna på så sätt att skrivaren är betydligt mindre.“De flesta är mycket större och kostar upp till flera miljoner.
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The son of a prominent Russian lawmaker has been sentenced to 27 years in prison on Friday (21 April) for a massive computer hacking and credit card fraud scheme that caused nearly $170m (£132m) in damages.Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, 32, also known as Track2, was found guilty in August 2016 after infecting thousands of point-of-sale computers with malicious malware to steal credit card numbers and sell them on the dark market.Between October 2009 and 2013, Seleznev stole over 1.7 million credit card numbers from around 3,700 financial institutions and over 500 US businesses, including restaurants and pizza parlours in Washington.According to the Justice Department, the stolen data was then sent to servers he controlled in Russia, Ukraine and McLean, Virginia, bundled the credit card information into groups called "bases" and then sold it to buyers on various criminal "carding" sites on the Dark Web.Seleznev earned tens of millions of dollars from the vast cybersheme, officials said.In July 2014, he was arrested in Maldives following a years-long investigation by the US Secret Service that first began tracking his nefarious activities back in 2005.
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Man kan inte alltid läsa sig till hur bra något är.Åtminstone inte när det gäller förstärkare.För hur lätt är det att höra lite mer förvrängning eller ett par fler watt?Det beror på, som de lärde brukar säga, men det är ingen exakt vetenskap att bedöma ljudet från en förstärkare.Som att Mark Levinsons nya No 543 utsätter ryggen för fara med sin vikt på strax under 50 kilo.Det blir man inte klok på, så vi pluggade in förstärkaren i referensanläggningen i vårt största testrum och hoppades på att gilla vad vi hörde.
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Not only do you rely on them to keep current operations successful, you lean on them as references to potential customers so your business can continue to thrive in the future.Here are three tips to consider when training your B2B customer support team to build a loyal customer base.One way B2B customer support differs from its B2C counterpart is the level of complexity involved in business-related issues.A simple script with canned responses is unacceptable in B2B, and while stock answers recited off a sheet of paper may be accepted in B2C, business customers expect more.Giving agents the latitude to make decisions that impact customers can help solve issues quickly and drive customer loyalty.Maintaining consistency throughout the process will show your customers you are seriously invested in their business and ultimately their success.
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I've said for years that EarPods suck.For far too long, Apple has been hanging onto its all-white earbuds included with each iPhone as a bold symbol of excellence when they’re actually just a tired relic in dire need of improvement.I’ve felt this way for a long time, as I’m sure many others have, too, but it wasn’t until I tried on the earbuds that come included with the Samsung Galaxy S8 that I knew something needed to be said.AKG, now owned by Samsung along with the rest of the Harman group of brands, makes quite the impressive debut alongside of the latest and greatest (for now) smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.You can’t say the same about the EarPods in terms of compatibility with previous iPhone models, given the iPhone 7’s lack of a headphone jack.To combat the fraying of wires as these earbuds age, AKG has made the stems leading up to its speaker units thicker and longer than Apple’s.
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They also make about half of a “normal” sized batch of whatever you’re making, which is cool if you live alone and only want to scarf down six brownies in one sitting rather than twelve.The Things I’d Buy Again: Brownies and a Few MuffinsThere were four boxes of mix that I legitimately enjoyed eating, and I will present them in order of enjoyment (from first to last):No one should be surprised that this one did well.I love a good brownie mix, and this one is pretty dang delicious.It’s only fault lies in the top: it’s a bit dull and lacks the shiny, crackly topping that is so firmly associated with box brownies.
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AMD revealed a fresh lineup of graphics cards on Tuesday, and the Radeon RX 500-series is a perfect complement to the company’s new Ryzen 5 processors.While the term "refresh" typically sends shudders of apathy down enthusiasts' spines, the improvements AMD made moving from the RX 400 series to the RX 500 series are still notable—mostly because they combat issues present in the original cards.(Overall memory frequencies and bandwidth weren’t increased, however.)Radeon representatives also stressed the significant power and temperature gains achievable in games that support the awesome Radeon Chill, which debuted with Radeon Crimson ReLive in December.Any details not mentioned remain the same from the RX 400-series.While that’s a mild increase from the Radeon RX 470’s 1,206MHz maximum clock, it’s a significant jump in base clocks, which was a mere 926MHz before.
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Sedan tidigare finns Djay till Android, iOS (iPhone och iPad) och Mac OS X. Appen och programmet för digitalt discjockande har vunnit Apples designpris två gånger.Med fyra filspelare, effekter, och traditionella skivkuskreglage som korstoning och eq, är Djay enkelt att komma igång med.I synnerhet den inbyggda bpm-synkroniseringen är en tillgång i det sammanhanget.Det som emellertid gör att Djay sticker ut från mängden av liknande lösningar är integrationen med Spotify, som dock kräver premium-abonnemang på musikströmningstjänsten.Kopplingen till Spotify innebär att du kan mixa med över 20 miljoner låtar om du samtidigt är uppkopplad på nätet, och detta i 320 kbps upplösning.Djay är även kompatibelt med iTunes och du kan skapa spellistor i Apples program/app och sedan läsa in dem i Algoriddims dj-mjukvara.
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"Right now my main focus is to find more talent to the Footway-the team".Which behavior can tolerate, you really do not?"in Addition to a small träningsskada in the foot, which I received when I started to run before Midnattsloppet, which we shall implement with the Footway, so I feel the top!It feels so incredibly fun and gives a lot of energy to finally get to show the results that we published last week – everything we worked so hard for".What is your greatest achievement ever?"Per Hedén (famous plastic surgeon) at Akademikliniken, a extremely fantastic doctor.
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LONDON — Former Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins believes the global financial system is beginning to undergo the "Uber moments" he predicted in the sector a year and a half ago.Speaking on a panel at the Treasury's International Fintech conference in London this week, Jenkins said: "18 months ago I gave a speech about approaching the Uber momentI suspect we might be beginning to see
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Tesla is going to show Tesla 3 buyers what their call will officially look like in July, Elon Musk revealed on Twitter on Thursday.The Model 3’s first unveiling took place in April of 2016, where it said cameras weren’t allowed (unless they were built into your phone).Because smartphones are as good as they are, we got a fairly decent look at what the Model 3 looked like at the time, but the car maker isn’t showing off what CEO Elon Musk terms ‘final’ hardware until July: A lot can change in over a year.The Model 3 has been spotted since April, of course; Tesla has official press images, and had one sitting in a garage at its solar tile product unveiling late last year.The company has also shown off a short video of the “release candidate” version of the car accelerating quickly out of a parking lot, and the car looked relatively similar to what we saw at the unveiling.More recently, spy shots have also been circulating, as those release candidate vehicles are going through the paces in real-world testing in and around Tesla HQ, where anyone with a camera can snap a spy shot.
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The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT, has launched a campaign for its 2017 festival, called ‘See Yourself in Others’ by DDB New York.Over the past year, the US has seen an uptick in hurtful and hateful talk and action between individuals and groups whose beliefs, backgrounds and lifestyles differ from one another.The campaign, marking the first work from Tribeca Enterprises with DDB New York since announcing their partnership in December and with Noble People, Tribeca’s media agency of record, is meant to reinforce the importance of empathy, with a metaphor that great storytelling allows us to see ourselves in others.The campaign features a short film with New Yorkers from different religious, cultural, and class backgrounds directed by Jared Knecht of m ss ng p eces.Each person wears a five-sided mirrored cube on his or her head and ventures into places where they’re typically viewed as the other.Onlookers who encounter them are confronted with their own reflection on the body of the other – forcing them to literally see themselves in others.
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An investigation by The Times has landed Facebook in hot water after the social media giant failed to remove flagged and potentially illegal content.A Times reporter set up a fake profile and flagged a number of posts containing (to put it mildly) unpleasant content.Some depicted the sexualization or abuse of children, and some glorified recent terror attacks or showed beheadings.Some of the flagged posts were removed, but others — including one child abuse video — were not.According to moderators, they didn’t violate community standards.Some were even promoted to the reporter by Facebook’s algorithms.
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Fans awaiting next year's Aquaman movie will be happy to hear that one of the main villains will be played by an action-movie icon.Warner Bros. Pictures has added another heavy hitter — quite literally, this time — to the cast of its upcoming DC Comics superhero movie Aquaman.Rocky IV co-star and action movie icon Dolph Lundgren has reportedly joined the cast of the film, which will put the spotlight on its eponymous oceanic hero, played by Game of Thrones and Conan the Barbarian actor Jason Momoa.Lundgren is expected to play one of the main villains in the film.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lundgren will play King Nereus, a character described as the leader of the aquatic kingdom of Xebel.The report indicates that Nereus “claims Mera [the queen of Atlantis, who is played by Amber Heard in the film] as his own and wants to kill Aquaman.” The character has comic-book roots, having appeared in a 2013 issue of DC’s Aquaman series.
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Minecraft is building a bridge to another platform.Nintendo announced during its Direct presentation today that the Switch version of the hit sandbox building game is coming out digitally on May 11.A physical version will show up in stores at a later date.Minecraft is one of the most popular games ever, selling over 121 million copies across all of its platforms.And it is on a lot of platforms, including consoles, PC, and mobile.That’s part of the reason why Minecraft has managed to reach such a large audience.The Switch version comes with the Super Mario Mash-Up, which includes content themed around Nintendo’s star franchise.Maybe that can hold you over until Super Mario Odyssey releases later in the year.
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The rise of connected cars, or internet-enabled vehicles, will affect manufacturers, consumers, and, in arguably the biggest way, businesses.Underlying the adoption of connected car technology is a general industry trend toward acceptance of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as must-have components for a vehicle infotainment system.With a massive base of users and a huge ecosystem of available apps, the impact of this trend is dramatic and fuels a game-changing convergence of technology — what was once just a smartphone app can now become an integrated part of the vehicle.The impact to drivers and businesses will be substantial, but mostly positive.Their apps become accessible via the standard controls in the car, and they will have fewer distractions that take their eyes off the road.Organizations, particularly those with road warriors or at least occasional drivers, will find information acquisition to be much more timely and efficient.Tasks such as capturing accurate mileage and trip information, understanding the age of their fleet, or ensuring that vehicles are properly maintained will be simplified.Here are three business implications to watch for as connected car ownership becomes more mainstream.Mileage is the only business expense without a receipt.Forty-eight percent of companies rely on their employees to capture mileage manually, putting companies at risk for over- or under-reimbursing employees for businesses mileage.Through apps that support connected cars, businesses will have the ability to track mileage information based on the vehicles’ odometer readings.
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Det framgår av ett pressmeddelande.Produkten levereras tillsammans med den nyutvecklade kommunikationsmjukvaran Snap, som är framtagen för symbolbaserad kommunikation.Snap använder sig av Tobii Dynavox språksystem Core First, baserat på forskning från University of North Carolina i Chapel Hill.Prislappen hamnar på motsvarande 999 dollar.
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This article originally appeared on our sister site, TabTimes.Following Apple’s $1 billion lawsuit launched earlier this year, US chip manufacturer Qualcomm has now countersued the company with five major complaints, accusing Apple of “misrepresenting facts and making false statements,” and interfering with “Qualcomm’s longstanding contracts with the manufacturers of Apple’s cellular devices”Apple sued Qualcomm in January in the US for overcharging for its patents, before launching similar suits in the UK and Beijing.At the time, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple had no choice but to sue Qualcomm as it was “insisting on charging royalties for technologies that they had nothing to do with,” like Apple’s TouchID fingerprint reader.Qualcomm has now bitten back, with one of its key complaints being that Apple “chose not to utilize certain high-performance features of the Qualcomm chipsets for the iPhone 7 (preventing consumers from enjoying the full extent of Qualcomm’s innovation).”The iPhone 7 is one of the first iPhones in a number of years to offer both Qualcomm and Intel chipsets depending on which model is purchased.
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